Honey G


#21

I just remembered Mr B this morning. Where would chap-hop fit into this? More the first than the second?


#22

Nonsense. She’s lyrically adept, her work is as passion-fuelled as any of the traditional rap canon, and she weaves a great story. She engages with urban issues in a way which feels refreshing and with a pro-female stance which is still desperately lacking in the mainstream rap industry.


#23

Anything is mockable, very little is so widely accepted to be mocked with such a questionable source for it’s mockery IMO.


#24

Fuck that fucking guy.


#25

What about Azealia Ba ABANDON POST


#26

God, this reminds me of creative writing class in BA English.

Trying so hard to be meaningful about life and like everything.


#27

But Mr B really obviously loves hip hop to an obsessive degree.


#28

He should fucking now better then shouldn’t he


#29

More of a Professor Elemental fan eh?


#30

Yeah, maybe.


#31

I guess there’s several categories of send-up:

  • white people who (I think) are sending up other white people (e.g. Ali G, Lee Nelson);
  • white people whose problematic, poor joke has somehow been latched upon by people who really should know better (Honey G);
  • absolute insufferable bellends (Mr B, The Gentleman Rapper)

#32

So is Honey G a joke character? Not a genuine x-factor try-hard? I’m only vaguely aware of her.


#33

I think part of the issue is people don’t really know.


#34

Looks like it’s a parody / joke. Or at least, she should know a hell of a lot better:

“But in real life Anna Gilford is a middle-class, former competitive tennis player from Harrow, who has a masters degree in management and runs her own recruitment company.”


#35

Might do a separate music thread on this topic more generally. Remember we had a thread on top 10 hip hop albums a while back on the old boards and it there was hardly a female rapper in sight (possibly none at all). Been absolutely rinsing Jean Grae recently off the back of that (and I will defend Kate Tempest to the hilt) but would like more suggestions.


#36

If you haven’t already listened to the Noname record you really fuckin’ should man

(Same goes for everyone frankly)


#37

Ah fair enough. Cos I’m sure there’s been loads of hip-hop and R&B loving white kids on X-Factor of the years trying to emulate their heroes.


#38

Imagine not having The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in there!


#39

haven’t read the article, nor do I know who Honey G is, but I wholeheartedly agree


#40

Always looked to me like a middle-aged / middle-class white woman sending up the middle-aged / middle-class white men who act like they’re black.
Overstating things a bit by claiming it is Modern Day Blackface or whatever. She’s no Black & White Minstrel Show I can tell you