Monday, August 4, 2008

You Know You're an OG Female in Hip-Hop...

You Know You're an OG Female in Hip-Hop when......

  • The Rock The Bells concert you attend at Jones Beach with your 30 something year old friends on a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon is highlighted with performances from rappers in the 90's

  • The "90's" seem like just yesterday instead of almost 20 years ago

  • Standing on a chair while waving your hands in the air like you just don't care, you suddenly realize you could fall...

  • Your favorite artists remember flirting with you as a young, fly, teenage honey dip

    • Your favorite artists look at you now as a sexy grown woman who hasn't changed...and they still like to flirt

  • Your artist crushes are still the same and you get all excited when you see them becuase you still have a crush

  • You look at your artist crushes and ask them about their family (wives, wifeys, kids, momma and the rest) and they smile with love

  • You remember exactly WHERE you were, WHAT you were doing and WHO you were doing it with when you hear classic songs like "Incarcerated Scarfaces," "Da Rockwilder," "Me, Myself and I" and "Scenario (remix)"

    • The smell of the oooh wee wafting in the air doesnt give you a contact high anymore

    • Being a VIP means complimentary food and beverages...and that's the way you like it because you're grown accustomed to it

  • Press pass or not, you always do the "walk around" and see who you need to see
    • You know all the words when the "special guests" spit their 16 bars and/or chorus to their hits

    • You're updating the "status" on your Facebook page from your Blackberry Curve every few hours with varying levels of excitement and mobile photo uploads...and you realize your really not in the 90's anymore

  • Going to a hip hop concert no longer requires the standard hip-hop sneaker footwear and apparel...a platform, espadril, open toe wrap up shoe/sandal is quite appropriate...flip flops stay in the bag for the drive home

    • Your watch your favorite hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, reunite and perform for the first time in 10 years...and you view the entire set standing on stage left because clearly that's where their #1 fan belongs

    1 comment:

    Brooklyn said...

    What!!! we were both at the Rock the Bells Concert at Nokia and thinking the SAME exact thing.