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Trying to make a Top 5 all time list is nearly impossible, so don’t email me about your dissatisfaction. Know that I have reason for my selections and you can agree or disagree. For an artist to be on my list they need numbers, staying power, and that one thing that separates them from the rest. 

5. Trina

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At number 5 we have the “Diamond Princess” aka Trina. I definitely have a soft spot for her being that I was born in Florida. If you know anyone from the sunshine state or have visited, YOU KNOW Trin-Bean is gospel. Might even make you twerk that thang at the alter if you know what I mean. She makes this list for multiple reasons! None more than her being introduced to us in 1998 and now its 2019! 20 years in the game is unheard of for a female mc. Not to mention can you do any better than Pull Over? I rest my case.

“Look Back At Me” feat. Killer Mike 

 

 

4. Iggy Azalea

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Coming in strong at number 4 is Iggy Azalea. I’ve already gotten so much push back for this selection but quite frankly IDGAF. Iggy is white and soooooo right. Lets be honest many can’t get with Iggy because she’s not black but momma is talented. (period) Her song Fancy charted at #1 on Billboard, not to mention she has 3 others that charted in the Top 10. Plus her music videos already have billions of views and are the best of any female of this new generation. From her natural beauty to new found dance moves, she’s iconic already.

“F*ck It Up” feat Kash Doll

3. Lil’ Kim

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At number 3 I have the blueprint, Lil Kim. The original Queen Bee is always number one in my heart but I’m still adjusting to her new sound post prison. As a young kid there was none better than Kim. She taught me what shade was and also solidified herself as a fashion icon. She is what I call the “Don Dada”. I still haven’t heard a female mc that can take me on a lyrical journey and also be raunchy at the same time. Just listen to Not Tonight Magic Stick, you’er welcome.

“Get Money” feat. The Notorious B.I.G

“Pray For Me” ft. Rick Ross & Musiq Soulchild

 

2. Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj is my runner up at number 2. Minaj has to be Top 2 on any list for her resume alone. She is the most successful female mc of all time statistically. When everyone knows your lyrics to Itty Bitty Piggy and it’s before you drop an album, you are set. She is one of the most controversial woman in the game but she’s also one of the most talented mc’s to ever live. Pop, Rap, RnB … it doesn’t matter the genre. She slays everything!

“Massive Attack” feat. Sean Garrett

 

1.Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot

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Finally at numero uno, I have Missy Elliot. She is without question number one in my eyes. With 20+ years in the game and having touched so many careers … Ciara, Monica,Tweet, Aaliyah, Fantasia Jasmine Sullivan …she’s a lock at the pole position. Not to mention her iconic hits like The Rain to Work It, she’s in a class by herself. I mean did you not see her perform at the VMA’s? It was the best performance I’ve seen from a female mc in the last 5 years, at least. Hell I don’t know any men that have done more for music than Missy. From her one-of-a-kind dance routines to her outlandish music videos she is, THAT GIRL.

I rest my case.

VMA Performance 

 

Written By: Triston Devon @TheTristonDevon

 

 

 

 

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Why Can’t We Just Accept Summer Walker (@summerwalker)?

Why can’t we be who we are without everyone comparing and judging? Summer Walker isn’t your typical artist filled with roses and daises. She is however one-of-a-kind and should be treated as such. Let the music speak for itself!

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Why can’t we be who we are without everyone comparing and judging? Summer Walker isn’t your typical artist filled with roses and daises. She is however one-of-a-kind and should be treated as such. Let the music speak for itself!

 

 

The controversy surrounding Summer Walker is baffling yet confusing.  I can’t help but feel like if she was a man her “personality deficiencies” would be praised. I can’t believe in 2019 people still won’t accept folks for who they are. Exhibit A: the video above showcases Walker’s performance on NPR’s Music Tiny Desk. I can not tell you how many people were turned off by this performance. Saying things like “this is why I can’t get with this new generation of artist” or “she look like she don’t wanna be there” … is that what we’re doing now? This young woman is 23 years old … why are we so quick to judge.

Summer Walker

I’m starting to think that the concerned are just jealous. Summer Walker’s ‘Over It’ Album broke Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Streaming Record. Summer Walker is making a lot of noise! & Her debut album, Over It, dropped on Oct. 4th and is the largest debut album from a female R&B artist for 10 years. She’s not Beyonce or any other artist, she’s just herself. We should just listen to her album and get to know her … because she isn’t going to give it you in her interviews. LOL

Hahaha this is partially why I love her. I love her dryness. I love how blunt she is. She is a whole mood. Every artist isn’t going to be smiling from ear to ear, eager to be in front of people all the time. Oh and by the way I don’t believe she is retiring so we can kill that story line.

Summer Walker

ALBUM REVIEW

‘Over It’

This album is soooooo damn good. Most people I’ve talked to love it as well while others think she’s a one trick pony with limited range. I couldn’t care less about all of that … from beginning to end this album is the perfect introduction to who Summer Walker actually is. She’s a straight shooter! Her music is empowering and leaves no room for questions. From ‘Come Thru’ to ‘Potential’ listening to Over It will get you in your feelings but also make you call up your ex for a late night session.

Enjoy!

 

Written By: @TheTristonDevon

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Netflix Partners w/ Curb Records for Send-Off Soundtrack Celebrating Final Season of The Ranch

A swan song! To commemorate the final season of “The Ranch,” Netflix has partnered with Curb Records for the release of “The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack).”

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A swan song! To commemorate the final season of “The Ranch,” Netflix has partnered with Curb Records for the release of “The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack).”

the ranch album cover

The show has been praised for having TV’s best collection of country music and this compilation showcases several of the series’ best songs. Available for pre-order by clicking HERE, The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack) will be released on January 24th to coincide with the airing of the final season. A limited edition 12” vinyl version of the soundtrack will be available on February 14.

the ranch album jacket and tracklist

Among the soundtrack’s many highlights is the series’ acclaimed theme song, “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” a rendition of the Ed Bruce country classic  performed by Lukas Nelson and GRAMMY® Award winner Shooter Jennings. This special Lukas/Shooter duet was recorded specifically for The Ranch and has never been released. It comes more than 40 years after their fathers–country music icons Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings–recorded their cover of the song, which hit No. 1 on the country music charts and won a GRAMMY®.

Fans that pre-order The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack) will receive a download of the Lee Brice song, “Rumor (Glover Mix)” on December 20.

The track listing for The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack):

  1. Rumor (Glover Mix) – Lee Brice

  2. Things That I Lean On (feat. Jason Isbell) – Wynonna & The Big Noise

  3. Slower – Filmore

  4. Whiskey On My Breath – Love And Theft

  5. Nobody – Dylan Scott

  6. Home To The Water – Mallary Hope

  7. Thank God For You – Rodney Atkins

  8. Runs In The Family – BoDeans

  9. One At A Time – Jackson Michelson

  10. Joshua Tree – Ruthie Collins

  11. Ain’t Bad For A Good Ol’ Boy – Mo Pitney

  12. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Lukas Nelson & Shooter Jennings

We hate to see “The Ranch” go! It is is wonderful show, but all good things must come to an end eventually. Be sure you grab your own copy today!

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Check It Out! “Inception” By November!

The world of rap and hip-hop will never end. This statement definitely rings true with the never ending indie rappers and artists it produces. However, here at HeyMikeyATL one of them is practically. November, one of Atlanta’s undiscovered treasures and a an equally amazing rapper, is back with new music and a new vision with “Inception!”

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The world of rap and hip-hop will never end. This statement definitely rings true with the never ending indie rappers and artists it produces. However, here at HeyMikeyATL one of them is practically. November, one of Atlanta’s undiscovered treasures and a an equally amazing rapper, is back with new music and a new vision with “Inception!”

november spratley rapper

November has released some pretty dope tracks over the last few years, but this new track is by far our favorite. The melody, intro, and lyrics showcase that he has truly evolved as an artist. In fact it sounds like a song worthy enough to be on a movie like Queen & Slim–a mood setter. In a recent conversation with the rapper he tells us, “2020 is my year man. I’m coming for necks and making my own way. 2019 has been all about elevating and learning how to recognize good, genuine people who have your back…”

november spratley rapper

Inception is defined it layman’s terms as a starting point. For November this latest track may be a sign he is heading the right direction to an entirely different level. Check out “Inception” below!

November is really coming up in the world and we are super proud of his evolution and growth. What do you guys think of “Inception?” Sound off in the comments’ section below.

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