Music Blogger, Ms. Street Cred gives an in-depth critique of the world of music directly from her own observation. Ear 2 The Streets is open to any genre of music and appreciates true artistry and originality. Ms. Street Cred supplies music lovers with a dose of culture,trends, and opinionated takes on the current and up and coming music artist.
I first have to say that Paublo Patrick is one of the few artist that I work with on a regular basis and he stays on me about everything! So much so that I have received several Facebook messages scolding me about why "Young Lord" and "Fire" have yet to be featured. With all that being said, I have two Video Bombs below from 3921 front man Paublo Patrick and these two visuals are sure to put Paublo Patrick in your immediate sight. Given that "Young Lord" dropped first, I will start with that.Directed by BBros Filmz,Young Lord is another dope imprint in music from the mind of Paublo. He often grabs you with sound clips from familiar visuals before he ever drops a verse. Paublo Patrick's lyrics literally touch my soul. Given the interviews him and I have conducted I am well aware of where he came from and where he is going. He gives you a wide open view into real life strife. Sometimes you can't quite pinpoint where he is going with his visuals but once you see the entire thing come together it is mind blowing. He always has nice scenes and I love that he almost always incorporates a beach scene. The scenes of him with his children and in the studio shows he is just a regular guy living life. And the fact that he placed himself in a room reenacting the night he lost his mother is touching and sad all at the same time. Being as young as he was when he lost her only amplifies what the video is saying and I have no idea how he was able to even participate in the scene knowing what it represented.He does not disappoint with these visuals and continues to surprise me with what he puts together. Check out my Rate for "Young Lord": Below and even further down check out my Review and Rate of "Fire" also by Paublo Patrick --M$C
Favorite Line(s): "The f*ckin system against ya, you talking one on one. You locked up or you dead, its got damn he gone, got damn I miss you nose running wheres tissue just as fast as they'll accept ya they'll dismiss ya."
Tamara Bubble is a rapper/ singer/song writer who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is a female rapper with a long list of achievements with a strong background in the church.Songwriting is what gave Tamara her push to enter in this male dominated industry and since a small child she had been singing in church. When she first started her ambitious pursuits she was more focused on modeling and acting until she met a producer at a photo shoot and she had the opportunity to sing for him. He asked her if she wrote music as well and right there on the spot she said "I do now" after leaving the photo shoot she promptly went home and wrote 10 songs and from there she was hooked. Her stage name is comprised of her middle name and the word Bubble which sheds light on her bubbly personality along with her prized asset. Finding influences from her early exposure to singing in church her Gospel background gives her a soulful presence. She loves harmonies so her musical influences took a direct hit towards all 90's R&B groups like Brownstone, SWV, En Vogue, 702, 112 ,Jodeci, and Boyz II Men.(To name a few) She credits her Rap influence to Biggie Smalls,"he's the reason that I respect lyricism in hip hop and I love his storytelling and flow." Tamara even credits Ella Fitzgerald for her love of Jazz and why she still scats even today. She credits Michael Jackson's overall stage performance as her reason to love Pop. She considers herself the ultimate blend of Pop, R&B, Jazz, Soul, and Hip Hop. She makes music that defies all genres. And with her raw vocals and heartfelt emotions backing her Tamara Bubble is able to create timeless hits that will transcend for years to come. Tamara has appeared in the Boston Globe, On NBC TV and is the host of her own online show called "U Gon Get Got". She has opened for major acts including but not limited to Lil Mo, Joell Ortiz, Cassidy, Snootie Wild, Yo Gotti, and Young Thug.(To name a few) She has also performed at the A3C Hip Hop festival, iMusic Festival, Southport Spring Festival and The Apollo Theater. She has charted on the independent radio charts and the top 200. She is currently promoting her new mixtape "JuiceBox" which is a 10 minute knock out fight as she murders old school beats, Slander Donald Trump, Fox News and Defends All Female rappers. She also has an EP called "Proceed with Caution" that dropped a month ago. Tamara bubble is also a six time All-star Award nominee and winner of "Album of the Year" for her "Living It Up" (EP) as well as an Underground Music Award nominee for "Female Rapper of the Year. Tamara shows and proves with every new project she drops. She has the sauce and is ready to serve up all that she has. Be on the look out for all the moves this Queen is making and check out all her content below along with our short interview. --M$C
Q & A with Tamara Bubble
[MSC]:Has the achievements you've received made you more noticed by your peers?
[Tamara Bubble]:"Yes, definitely. My peers already respect my work and many are fans too, but the accolades help in terms of collab requests and networking. I intentionally have not done any collabs (with mainstream / indie) on any of my projects because I do so much. My range is from Baritone to Soprano. I work with and blend so many genres so I wanted to be able to showcase ALL of what I do so people are fully aware of the BUBBLE, but they're seeking me out and showing love and it's really dope!
[MSC]:Who do you make your music for and why? [Tamara Bubble]: I make a music buffet for life's problems! I'm that friend you can come to and ask anything on any touchy subject ... whether it's about clubbing, love, sex, relationships, suicide, crime, stereotypes, politics, current events, and more! There's no limit to what I won't talk about and my concepts are powerful, comical and sexy so my catalog has something you can dance to, cry to, laugh to, and make babies to ... all things bubbly, of course. [MSC]:Out of all the features you've done is there any you wish you hadn't done? [Tamara Bubble]: lol I never want any regrets and music chemistry is something you can't predict so I welcome the collabs, but like I said earlier I haven't done any features on my work or projects because I'm still in the process of revealing my full sound and all that I'm capable of. As far as features on other artists' projects ... they go through my management first (contact form on my official webbie TamaraBubble.com) and once the business make sense it's #BubbleOnDeck so the music is gonna be popping. [MSC]: Besides music what are some business ventures you're interested in just as much or more than music? [Tamara Bubble]: Well I'm also an actress, model, TV host, and pod-caster. I have an online TV show "U Gon Get Got" where we expose scammers in entertainment. I do it to give back to the indie community because there's no gatekeeper or resumes in entertainment. Anybody can just build a website, set up an email and a pay pal and start preying on the up and coming dreamers. I have a video podcast (on my youtube.com/tamarabubble) called "Bubble On Deck" where I talk about random topics ... all things bubbly and another podcast in connection with UGonGetGot that give advice and tips for newbies in entertainment. If that isn't enough lol I develop jingles, commercials, music licensing for businesses and even do a little consulting in my spare time ... If there's ever any lol. Those brand building services are on my Tamara Bubble Entertainment sister site http://allthingsbubbly.bizBut to be truthfully honest, I'm not interested in anything more than I'm interested in music. I'm writing new material EVERYDAY and just as eager to record it, rehearse it, promote it and perform it! #BubbleOnDeck
Over a month ago OneShot Hot released a video called "BrightHouse" It is directed
by Walka Visionz and at this point you guys should know I am a stickler for visuals. I was not all to thrilled with his lyricism as the lyrics were a little basic. I think with more challenging topics and being able to incorporate other words he will be someone to watch out for. The production was sick and it definitely gives you that trapper feeling and while the visuals weren't that complex it was a step above what most rappers do. He had simple scenes but I like that he didn't take the easy route and throw in a strip club scene with half naked girls dancing. If I have said it once, I'll say it again that scene is tired and played out and so cliche. I applaud whomever assisted him in deciding how his scenes were going to be because I know how easy it is to just say "go find some girls" The absence of females allowed me as a viewer to see OneShot Hot as an artist. While I think he can definitely do better lyrically I think he has potential to rise if he's willing to put the work in. Rap is more than having the funds to flash a couple stacks and produce a video. I thought the hook was catchy and after about the forth run back I caught myself even saying it.I am anticipating what is next and I hope he is working on those lyrics as I type. As always I have done a rate on this video and you can check it out below along with a few stills from the video. --M$C
Favorite Line(s): " Twinkle twinkle little star, twinkle twinkle little star I be shining like a star."
"Stupid purp got my head light, 45 getcha head right."
Last night VH1 honored female emcee's that have changed the game. I feel like this was well over due. Salt and Pepa ft. DJ Spinderella, Queen Latifah, Lil Kim, and Missy Elliot all were honorees at last nights awards show. This is my second award review and this one I have so much to say. EVE the Ruff Ryders female front runner was the host as well as performed in some of the tributes. How appropriate it was to have her host this years Honor. First off, I loved the tributes but I have to point out Lil Mama's excessive need to spend more time on the stage then she is allotted. The damn door was sliding close and she barely made it into it. She has the perfect animation though for the Lil Kim tribute and they even enlisted Trina, Dej Loaf, Keke Palmer, Dreezy and Da Brat to name just a few of the female artist that honored those women last night. And am I the only one that thinks Ashanti was a decent rapper last night? She actually killed it. I loved the Naughty by Nature tribute to Queen Latifah and all the iconic fashions being immulated on stage. MY GOD! I could not handle it. Let me touch on the fact that Rich Homie Quan bombed on Biggie's verse and it was sad. How can you call yourself a rapper and not know the line or at least took the time to learn it before you had to get your butt up on stage next to the Queen B. I honestly haven't seen a Hip Hop Honor's since they did the Dirty South edition and I LOVED that one! This one was good and definitely needed. These women along with all the one's who graced the stage to pay homage fight to be taken serious in a male dominant industry. They have battled, fought, and proved they can keep up with their male counterparts. And a few of their male peers came to show love last night. It was good to see images of the old Lil Kim. I don't care to know why she wanted to change that is her business but I just love the way she use to look. Besides realizing that Teyanna Taylor killed the Lil Kim tribute, we were reminded that Hip Hop touches everybody and everything. The first family is up on Hip Hop, Fashion designers like Marc Jacobs is up on Hip Hop, and even the likes of Betty White can quote a Latifah line. Last nights show was good and if you missed out I'm sure you can catch it on Demand or on VH1. The recent police brutality issues are country has been faced with was brought up and it should be talked about daily. We cannot let these injustices go unknown. And as long as these Queen's have these platforms its safe to say they will continue to put our community up! --M$C