Brooke Candy

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It appears this is turning into a music blog. Sorry I’m not sorry.

As my last post featured the wholesome, sweet Jewel, I think it’s only necessary to get dirty. Filthy. Disgusting, some might say. It’s high time I discuss fearless rapper Brooke Candy. And yes, that’s her birth name. Her nicknames are really fascinating, too. Freaky Princess, The Hoodrat Drew Barrymore (my fave), Lady T-H-C…makes me want a cool nickname.

Hoodrat Drew Barrymore

Baby Brooke

Baby Brooke

I will admit I was scared of Brooke at first. She’s hyper sexual, blunt, and next level. But, with time Brooke has grown into  one of my favorite rappers, only second to her (and my) idol Lil’ Kim. The Queen Bee just can’t be topped.

Brooke has had a crazy life. Growing up, her father was the CFO of Hustler magazine, which exposed her to sex at a young age. Brooke is also a former stripper. She says she made good money and it prepared her for performing on stage. That experience clearly influenced her personal style and music videos. Raunchy is an understatement. Brooke interned for celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, too. Bananas. It doesn’t sound like Brooke was too fond of her, though…

Brooke first gained recognition in indie artist Grimes’ music video for the song “Genesis”. In her long pink braids, shiny warrior armor, and sassy platforms, Brooke was hard to miss. I first heard of her from singer Kerli. She referred to Brooke as her evil twin and I would say that’s very accurate. They both include fantasy and cyber elements in their fashion. Brooke tends to wear less clothing, naturally.

Brooke Candy Grimes

Kerli and Brooke

Kerli and Brooke be friends

Honesty is really important to me in music. Straight up, I don’t like artists who don’t write their own shit. I just don’t have any respect for them. That’s why Brooke is a breath of fresh air. She doesn’t censor her raps in any way and refuses to sign to a major label that wants to change her. Her goal is to make it into the mainstream as an independent artist and I believe she can do it with the support of her fans, lovingly referred to as FagMob.

Brooke means no disrespect by using the terms “fag” or “slut” in her raps. She’s actually a lesbian as well as a feminist and wants to reclaim insults and flip them into compliments. That’s really admirable. Brooke’s bringing back female rap that empowers and supports women’s rights, just like Lil’ Kim and Khia. Even if her music is sexual, it’s not degrading to women. Brooke is telling women to be in control of their bodies and make their own rules. That’s clear in her song “Pussy Make The Rules”.

Love her or hate her, Brooke’s here to stay. We would totes be friends.

Musical Obsessions and Tumblr

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I may have disappeared for a little bit again. I’m back with good music finds though, so no one hit me? 🙂

Nikki Williams – Glowing

This girl is gonna be a huge star. Hailing from South Africa, Nikki Williams has blasted onto the dance music scene with her powerful pipes and songwriting talent. She actually co-wrote Demi Lovato’s single “Heart Attack”, which was a huge hit all over the world and one of my favorite songs released this year. The heartfelt lyrics and pulsing beats on “Glowing” really showcase Nikki’s vocal range and writing skills. Love the long red tresses, too. 😉

Avicii and Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One

I won’t lie, I like this music video more than the song itself. I really love the message of rebelling against a life that society pushes upon you. Quit that job you hate. Move somewhere new. Start over. Never give a FUCK about outside opinions. Just do you.

Unicorn Kid – Pure Space

Electronic artist Unicorn Kid makes music you might hear at a rave. Some of his songs sound like they could be in old video games. Visuals are off the chain as well. He’s a cutie.

Unicorn Kid

Iggy Azalea – Work

“Work” is an anthem for me. Australian rapper Iggy Azalea shows that you can get what you want in life through hard work and determination. I can’t believe I didn’t include her in my previous post on female rappers because honestly, Iggy deserves her own post. I really identify with artists like Iggy who have overcome their struggles and turned pain into beauty. Along with being a rapper, Iggy is also a model (she’s so gorgeous). I don’t know if her ass is real or not, but who cares? She’s the shit. And I must do a cover of “Work”…

Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha)

Charli XCX is probably the artist I’m most obsessed with at the moment. Her sound is dark bubblegum pop with an 80’s influence and I can’t get enough of it. Charli just released her debut album, True Romance, full of dark lyrics and electronic soundscapes. The album includes a collaboration with fierce rapper Brooke Candy, another of my favorite musicians out there right now. She is also going to be supporting Marina and the Diamonds on her U.S. tour in May, which makes me very happy. Marina and Charli look like sisters and if Marina likes an artist, you know they’re good. Charli also wrote Icona Pop’s song “I Love It”, which has been blowing up everywhere. And her fashion sense is wicked amazing. Charli looks like she just fell out of a Tumblr blog and takes fashion inspiration from Wednesday Addams and Fairuza Balk from the film The Craft. I could just go on and on. This gothy pop princess has my heart. 🙂

Charli xcx

Along with sharing some splendid artists, I wanted to share that I have also recently created a Tumblr blog! I seem to be posting a lot of creepy cute stuff and little life tidbits there, so follow me for BubbleGoth fun! You never know what might be posted…especially since Tumblr is my new obsession. I’ll try to keep the selfies and nudes to a minimum. lol

Huggles ❤

~Jonathan

White Female Rappers

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I seem to be in party/fun mode lately and I’m loving it. Not taking life too seriously and just appreciating the moment. As such, I wanted to share some of my favorite female rappers who like to have a good time, too. No basic bitches allowed.

Kreayshawn

I fell for Kreayshawn when her song “Gucci Gucci” blew up in 2011. Yeah, her lyrics aren’t deep and she likes to smoke weed,  but you can’t deny she goes hard…like real hard.

Lady Sovereign

I’ve been a fan of Lady Sovereign for years. She’s so tiny and unique. Lady Sovereign is openly a lesbian and she criticizes stereotypical female gender roles in her lyrics, which is awesome. Oh yeah, and if “So Human” sounds familiar to you, that’s because it samples The Cure’s song “Close to Me”. Just another reason why Lady Sovereign is way cool.

Colette Carr

I would liken Colette to Ke$ha’s little sister with a little less sleaze and lots of spunk. She appears sweet and innocent, but Colette can hold her own with her rhymes. I find it interesting that she used to be a competitive tennis player, but had to quit due to an injury. Just goes to show that roadblocks in life can lead to even bigger successes.

Die Antwoord

This South African rap group is so strange. And I love it. Yo-Landi and Ninja both have serious rap skills, but I particularly like Yo-Landi. There’s something oddly childlike about her and her foul mouth throws me off. It’s also super rad that Die Antwoord uses three different languages in their songs, blending them together very well. Their visuals are off the chain, too.

Brooke Candy

Brooke is one filthy girl. I adore her look, though. Most epic hair ever! I’m also slightly afraid of her. Brooke is a stripper as well as a rapper and nudity is no big deal for her. She definitely doesn’t have a filter. Sorry if you have sensitive ears! Brooke Candy just doesn’t give a fuck.

And there you have my fierce picks for female rap. While rap is not my favorite genre of music, I do quite enjoy it and have dabbled in it myself. You never know what you might excel at until you give it a try!

I’m now going back to partying like a rockstar. 😉