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viernes, agosto 18, 2006

khia: true queen of the south.

KHIA deserves more respect from the haters. I talked about her a little earlier on this blog, but I'm actually blown away after hearing her sophomore effort Gangstress in it's entirety. She is the true queen of the south.

Sure, Trina has slayed Khia when it comes to chart status, but what I didn't realize in my last post is that Khia's first album Thug Misses outsold Trina's bestselling album Da Baddest Bitch by 40,000 units. This is all with very little outside help. On her page on the space, she states, "I stand on my own two feet. I feel like a lot of the female artists in the game have been introduced to the Hip-Hop world through men. I came out by myself. You cant really depend on people to do stuff for you, you really have to get out there and do it for yourself." She is an independent woman and she will throw her damn hands up at you.

And that's not the only thing that she'll be throwing at you. No, I'm not talking about her pussy. Or her crack. I'm talking about her FISTS...if you happen to be Trina. Well, metaphorical lyrical fists, you know? Khia has recently placed a freestyle on her space page with the somewhat-familiar title "Hit Her Up". It may be for mostly promotional reasons, but it doesn't even matter. Trina's response "What's Beef" doesn't really either...It's overall boring, plus she mispronounces Khia's name. In all honesty, I'm not even sure whose came first. Whatever...

What matters is that you would never think that Khia could rightfully make the claim for the crown of Queen of the South...but let me tell you why she is. Trina has been utilizing star power from the beginning. She would be nothing without Trick Daddy. Her albums consistently have high profile guests including (but not limited to) Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, Ludacris, Eve, and Rick Ross. Her upcoming album Da Baddest Bitch II boasts production from Kanye West, Scott Storch, Jazze Pha, Cool & Dre, Swizz Beatz, and Just Blaze. With support like this, she should have a few hit singles under her belt. But if you read a list of Trina's singles to the average person, they'd likely lift their eyebrow and say "huh?" You say "My Neck, My Back" to someone and they're probably going to finish the sentence for you and maybe even throw an "ew" in there.

Trina's best single "Here We Go" with Kelly Rowland reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100. But will you care about it in 4 years? No. Will people be bumping it at their dance parties? No. Not to hate, but the only reason it placed that high on the charts was because it had Kelly on it immediately after the Destiny's Child break-up buzz. If you look at the information for the track, it has EIGHT writers including Teedra Moses, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis. Chicks who are looking for street cred should not be having other people write their shit.

Khia is the polar opposite of Trina in that respect. She essentially refuses to work with anyone else but her engineers J.A. and John Miller. She wrote and produced the entire Gangstress album and released it independently off of her Thug Misses Entertainment record label. Even if the songs don't always have the hottest beats, it's an album you can listen to all the way through...which is much more than I can say of ANY of Trina's. And I've heard all three.

On top of that Trina is HOT. She has the natural advantage. It's no secret that Khia is not the prettiest girl you've ever seen. I mean, the guys in the "My Neck, My Back" video would barely even touch her. The fact that she's made it this far by herself shows that she demands a lot more respect than Trina.

In addition, I have mentioned before that Khia will appear on the second single off of Janet Jackson's upcoming album. It is impossible that it can be any worst than "Call on Me" so in Janet's book it should be a success. The video will be directed by Joseph Kahn, the man who directed the videos for Brandy and Monica's "The Boy is Mine" and Britney Spears' "Toxic". That's right. Khia will be under the lens with the same man who was there when Britney Spears was naked and covered in diamonds. With that said...

Case closed. Khia is truly the queen of the south. No diggity, no doubt.

DOWNLOAD: KHIA- Bitch Muthafucka Got Damn
DOWNLOAD: KHIA- Fucking Me Tonight

BUY Gangstress

BONUS TRACK: KHIA- Hit Her Up (Trina diss)
BONUS TRACK: TRINA- What's Beef? (Khia, B.G., Gillie diss)

BLOGGER NOTE: Best Week Ever and might have been feeling my post on Gangsta Boo, but she's nowhere near being queen of the south. She is the Queen of Memphis and nothing more. There ain't nothin' wrong with that. I also want to thank Travis of Bigstereo once more for sending me the link to her on the space. That's not the only link he sent me though, so stay tuned! Especially you lovely people at Best Week Ever and VIBE.

BLOGWATCH: Pound for Pound brings us a review and a few tracks off of the new Rick Ross album. Music (for robots) bumps a new cover by The Go! Team. Beauty has a review of the new Kelis album along with a few tracks that you can listen to. For your information, we probably can't be friends if you don't buy Kelis Was Here. FiftyOne:FiftyOne has a mash-up of Spankrock's "Backyard Betty" and Ratatat's "Wildcat".

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Anonymous travis said...

khia's "jealous girls" is a favorite. all time.

8/19/2006 7:27 p. m.  
Anonymous Anónimo said...

i totally feel everythin u say cusz khias independent and knoes what she wantsz and not even many male rappers could do yeahh fosho she holdin it down

8/23/2006 9:09 p. m.  
Anonymous Vanessa said...

um yeah. Trina is a wayyyy better rapper than Khia's wack ass.

12/04/2008 3:29 a. m.  

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