Another month has passed us by and if you didnt stop to take a look, then it probably blew past you as quick as it came. As a matter of fact, by the time alot of us realized that October was coming to an end we were shopping for Halloween costumes! Being a candy connoiseur, I love taking my younger relatives trick-or-treating for sweets, but the past year or two, have been either party or work related for me, and needless to say "Halloween" night hosts some of the best parties of the year.
The picture above is one from a Halloween Party in Houston this year. I attended "Skinful Halloween(largest Halloween Party in SC)" & and was set to perform but due to certain Rules & Regulations the party got shut down early:(
Anywhoo, In any case Halloween is tons of fun, and even Hip Hop Stars seem to think so. I found time to see what emcees I could catch playing dress up this year, and to my surprise there were quite a few, some impressive, some not so....
Ja Rule was released from prison in time for Halloween, and as you can see here he decided to go with the "Demonic...Demon..Dog/Panda?"
In additon to changing his name to Snoop Lion, Snoop thought he finalize things with this costume. E for Effort?
Rap Cutie Iggy Azalea showed up as "Cruella DeVille", and had a real live Dalmation as her prop!! Talk about getting into character
& Here we have Miley Cyrus as Lil Kim. I know alot of you are all like, "She's not hip hop" but she's been 'twerkin' with alot of big name rappers this year, she's on a Jordan Sneaker anthem alongside Mike Will, Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa, & she dressed like Lil Kim for Pete's Sake!!! She could at least be hip-pop?
I guess Paris was Like if Miley could do it, then so can I. Here we have our naughty little honey dressed as Miley Cyrus. Paris (like Miley) has also been crossing over into hiphop as she inked a deal earlier this year with Young Money...who wouldve known???
"Since we're all dressing as someone else this year, I'm gonna be Kanye!", says Drake as he phones Yeezy to find out who designed that elegant mask
I guess after that, Drake called Ms. Degeneres, and was like, "You know what'd be real funny, & dope as hell at the same time?", and the rest is history
& Best Costume of the night award goes to none other than the sexy, sultry,Ms. Nicki Minaj!! For obvious reasons(originality being one)
What was your favorite costume?? Someone I missed???
Jon-Oh, what we have here is your typical Clark Kent; Regular Joe Schmoe to the public, but actually supernatural in disguise. He never let go of the idea "you can do anything you put your mind to", and this idea fostered into a religious belief. He channeled all of this energy into music as this outlet was introduced to him as a child at the age of nine, or ten. Watching his older relatives(brother, cousins) go through the music recording process fascinated him, and made him want nothing more than to be a part of it. Jon-Oh started writing songs, with big dreams that he never woke up from.
Drawing inspirations from his everyday life, Jon-Oh created songs that he felt were good, and he could truly relate too, and it wasn't long before others felt him too. Throughout school Jon-Oh built a buzz/name amongst his peers, as a talented rapper. They would always encourage him, and all of this positive energy propelled him to join forces with a close cousin of his(Nano, he'll be explained further later), and start development on a recording studio. By the time he was twenty he'd have a pretty impressive recording studio. Here he would spend hundreds of hours perfecting, and honing his skill. Creating song, after song, listening for imperfections, and critiquing himself.
When he felt comfortable enough Jon-Oh released eps, and collaborations which he passed out around town to acquire a larger "buzz." Things were going good when Jon-Oh hit his first of several potholes on his road to success. Although his music was good, it wasn't bringing in any money, or the kind he felt was necessary to run his "operation", so he found other ways. Through several run-ins with the law, and some pure misfortune, Jon-Oh lost a year's worth of time, and music, but that wasn't enough to stop him.
Realizing the error of his ways, Jon-Oh first found himself some legitimate ways to gain income, and got right back in the studio, with a harder work ethic, and a Lamborghini drive. Instead of trying to remake, and recover lost material, Jon-Oh started off fresh with fresh new energy, and inspirations. With a style that only could be described as "raw" Jon-Oh's peers heard the new material and exclaimed that he should title the album "No Condom". He took the idea and ran with it.