November 17, 2010

Let Freedom Reign!

With her much anticipated latest album "Let Freedom Reign" set to release on November 30th, Chrisette Michele is making a bold statement through her latest mix tape "Love Thy Brother"  (released on November 5th), her new photo shoot for YRB Magazine, and her recent vocalization on the "disrespect in hip hop".

After Rick Ross apparently was quite upset and walked out of the 2010 Soul Train Awards when he lost to Eminen for "Best Hip Hop Song", Chrisette took to Twitter to express her feelings on the matter:

"If this is the way hip hop is then I denounce it. 
This is not about ego. This is about what I can bring to the world. My life is for the people. I live to give. "

"It’s my desire to bring life and freedom light and love everywhere I go. Upward mobility in the brown skinned community."
"Who stands off at an award show because they don’t win? An award is winning at being as “stuck in a category” as possible. Congratulations to all the trophy holders who won at being the most like every one else."

"I could have sworn hip hop was on the come up. But apparently rapping is about venting, bashing, chauvinistic pigging, and EGO. Not cool. Don’t let me start rapping."

"They say…I’m ecclectic. I’m underrated. I’m different. Well If I win an award it’s because I paved a way. Every award I’ve won was new in it’s category. You know why? Because I’m amazing at being my damn self."

"Grammy – best alternative R&B song Centric award – Soul Approved Etc
Have u even heard of those categories? Nope. But guess what? You ain’t never seen another me. And u never will. No ego here. Why? Because it’s none needed. My award is waking up every morning and CAKING off of what I believe in by the grace of God."

"Maybe I’ll call my 4th album “winners : just like every body else” maybe not.
I pray with every song I sing Im singing from the bottom of my heart. If all we want is an award for telling our truths, then we really have no true reason. This isn’t a competition. This is a stage for self expression and I’m grateful for the opportunity to live on it. I’d sing even if nobody sang along. "

"-from the bottom of my disappointed heart. Hip Hop… Man up. I wanted to be supportive but I can’t understand you. I believed in you… But apparently you’re so high you can’t even see what the world needs."

"Is all hip hop like that? Absolutely not! But some of it certainly is. Let me spit a few bars. I’m not that kinda hip hop. I rep hip hop too. But not that kinda ego trippin foolery. Chrisette Michele – the girl on that Aston Martin Music record…Spread Love."

Can you all join me as I give this woman a standing ovation for saying what so many others have thought but never had the guts to actually speak? 

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