I want to wish everyone one of my readers a very Merry Christmas, whether you celebrate it or not. I wish blessings and peace be amongst each and everyone of you. Whatever you do this holiday season, be sure to be careful out there in those streets. Don't splurge too much where you start the New Year off in debt and don't let the commercialism of the holiday season bog you down. Only do what you can afford to do and have fun! Pull out the eggnog. If you're in New Orleans warm up the gumbo and let the fun begin. Take time to spend with family, phone a friend, whatever you do, ENJOY!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
N.Y. rapper Jadakiss, whom Magnolia Shorty got "Smokin Gun" from wanted to do the remix to the song with her and put it out National. He even tried to see who she was signed to so he can help her blow! Jadakiss was like, "Let's EAT!"
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Gone But Not Forgotten
Me and Magnolia Shorty at the Nola Hip Hop Awards
Well world, I am back again to say farewell to one of New Orleans' great rappers. This time it is Renetta "Magnolia Shorty" Lowe. According to local news reports Magnolia Shorty was shot a numerous amount of times while riding in a car with a male friend. The car ran into a gate at the Georgetown Apartment Complex in New Orleans East. They both were pronounced dead on the scene. The news hit Twitter.com around 4pm on yesterday and Radio Personality and local icon Wild Wayne announced the death via Q93 around 5pm. Her death comes a month after another New Orleans rapper/comedian Messy Mya and a few months after Rapper Mr. Harvey's death. A total of 4 New Orleans rappers have died in senseless murders this year. Magnolia Shorty was most popular for her hits "That's My Juvie," "Monkey on the Stick," "Charlie Whop," 'Smoking Gun," and her most recent feature "My Boy" with Singer Kourtney Heart.
Bursting on to the scene in the mid 90's through Birdman and Slim's "Cash Money Records," Shorty demanded the crowd! "Ah Come on!" is what she would usually shout out before hitting us with the newest, freshest street slang! "I got a new boy and that ni**a trade! and he Calliope back-a-town, driveway. Wop, Wop, Wop, Wop!" is what she'd spew, sometimes coming right off the top with a new phrase. Shorty started out taking the mic at the local hood dj's and bar rooms, but got recognized by deceased Rapper Soulja Slim, (who actually gave her the name Magnolia Shorty), as well as the Hot Boys. This got her signed to Cash Money Records. Birdman expressed his sympathy via Twitter this morning with a tweet.
R.I.p 2 my daughter magnolia shorty blud.luv
Magnolia Shorty and Birdman had a tight relationship although, she was not actively with the label as of recent. A picture of the two in New Orleans for the Thanksgiving Turkey give away below. Click to enlarge.....
Local DJ's like D.J. Black and Mild and D.J. Chicken have been spinning her music all night and all morning.
They then took away the chick that made us "jump in the air for the hot boyz." She had us on our porches "monkeying on the d*ck," when we were too young to know what that meant! LOL. She had people that never listened to Jadakiss, singing "Smokin Gun." It is sad that this has happened to her, but we as a city cannot ignore what's going on. There is a method to this madness and it must be stopped! My heart goes out to MY friends Tasha and Mook as well as all the rest of the Magnolia Hoes (as they called themselves,) as well as Shorty's entire family.
Rapper Lil Wayne sends his condolences also
R.I.P. Renetta "Magnolia Shorty" Lowe
Forever in our Hearts