Out & about: Heavy hitter Megan Thee Stallion chained to bars

Under the brooding wings and vigil of her rapping mother Holly Thomas, who in her prime, rather nigh “murdered emcees” under the moniker Holly-Wood;

Houston, Texas’ own hip hop, trap as well as dirty rap’s prodigy — Megan Jovon Ruth Pete; is — with a whale Hercules jibe — stupendously crossing her t’s and dotting her i’s. A moral boost astronomical in its essence, ballyhooed by a ‘hyperactive’ fan base to the highest degree often than not self-pertained to as “hotties”. A spin-off at-bat, that would — while sucked in the scramble for adolescence — air out explicit voluptuous raw lyrics, composed in a sexually suggestive nature that at once rang a parent’s alarm.

Forcing a tweet on an emergency brake to avoid an amateur fall on the fisherman’s lure; the safety precaution left a non-too-existing room for the creep of mythical creatures on the then virgin prowess of a budding assassin versifier — who from a non-too-renegade pedigree, draws stimulation from heavyweight legendary knockers. The likes of the Notorious B.I.G, Lil’ Kim, Queen Latifah, Eve, Three 6 Mafia, Trina, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, as well as Foxy Brown — tinkle her prance.

Under the brooding wings and vigil of her rapping mother Holly Thomas, who in her prime, rather nigh “murdered emcees” under the moniker Holly-Wood; the rapper — albeit, low key continued to throw a spanner in her canon toil. And as she loitered around the sun “enough times” for her trajectory to take off, prior to a clip of her battling against male opponents in a “cypher” that went viral; uploading videos of herself free-styling on American photo as well as video sharing social networking service Instagram — would become a habit!

Better known under the pseudonym Megan Thee Stallion, she then had the last laugh; witnessing her mainstream breakthrough, the following 12-month after stamping a recording deal with 1501 Certified Entertainment in 2018. Besides inking a management deal with Roc Nation in 2019, the turn of February of this 12-month perceived her signing a distribution deal with Warner Music. Now and here, Megan Thee Stallion is a beast behind the mic with a pregnant latent to staggeringly slay the big screen (‘Dicks: The Musical’, ‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’, as well as ‘Mean Girls’).

With a redoubtable tap of Nicki Minaj, a Trinidadian-born Hip-Hop knocker and vocalist alongside Ty Dolla Sign a singer, rapper and record producer from Los Angeles, California — on the anthem ‘Hot Girl Summer’, as well as a glorious stretch of ‘Cash Shit’ a ditty featuring American rapper DaBaby — both engraved in the history books; a little over a fortnight today, Megan dropped her spic-and-span single called ‘BOA’. It is a potential chart topper, anticipated to garner plenty radio rotations.

A cocky skid past streaming as well as viewing records of this — included on the 2020 Time magazine 100 most-influential people list — chanted offering brainiac; who replicated American rapper, singer, ballad maker, record producer and actress Lauryn Hill’s Annual Grammy Awards feat in 1999 — is expected! Recorded instruments, shakers, pianos, as well as the basses layered — to get a realistic final crack on the staked hip hop sweeps that create the vim; Megan Thee Stallion became the second female rapper to walk away with the laurels for Best New Artist at the 63rd edition of the latter ceremony.

Hatched a couple of days before — May 14 — the official inception date of the ‘Hot Girl Summer’ arena tour; the number (‘BOA’) showcases the cantabile word-smith’s fiery bars over fellow record producer and songwriter LilJuMadeDaBeat’s sonic blast, that samples American singer as well as composer Gwen Stefani’s classic monster berceuse known as ‘What You Waiting For?’.

Coming on the indistinguishable trample of oeuvre tempi, fetching the lion’s share of the groove and vibe that her debut solo studio album — ‘Love. Angel. Music. Baby.’ (2004) — stomachs; the latter lullaby which Gwen — a co-founder, lead vocalist, as well as the primary songwriter of the band No Doubt — co-wrote with Linda Perry, is the magnum opus’ opening track.

Two decades astern, ‘BOA’ an up-to-the-minute installment of Megan Thee Stallion’s serpent-themed songs, shadowing recent beats such as ‘Hiss’ in January of this year and ‘Cobra’ last November; also includes an unforgettable hook that has the BET as well as MTV Video Music Awards recipient rapping: “Doing shit for TikTok, bitch I’m really hip hop, they all know my shit hot, ain’t listen when yo shit drop, all my diamonds dancing I ain’t need to make no TikTok.”

Having attained two top spots on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020 with her donut ‘Savage Remix’ a Quislingism with vocalist, lyricist and businesswoman Beyoncé Knowles-Carter — as well as her guest appearance on New York City rapper songwriter Cardi B’s jam ‘WAP’; Megan Thee Stallion kick started the blues-filled week puffy. Bringing back the hashtag — #MeganMonday — with the surprise foal of her ‘I Think I Love Her’ (Freestyle) on her social media; in the freestyle, she raps over the instrumental of rapper and record executive Gucci Mane’s iconic banger.

‘Sweetest Pie’ with English-Albanian global Pop ball of fire Dua Lipa, having been met with blood-related triumph as well as preceded the birth of her second Sculpt of lilts ‘Traumazine’ (2022) — which peaked at position four on the Billboard 200; most freshly, Megan Thee Stallion graced the cover of Women’s Health. Not only did she explicate her choice to pick out the snake motif as a component of her renaissance; the latter divided up her perspective on how snakes are “feared, misunderstood, respected, healing…”

By headlining the domestic leg of her first-ever arena tour — aboard with special guest GloRilla a rapper from Memphis, Tennessee — which started out in Minneapolis and wraps in San Francisco on June 23; Megan Thee Stallion has hit the ceiling, astoundingly setting the agenda for her double-quick approaching international leg. As Europe awaits, she is lush and ripe to throw a fit as well as flip one’s wig!

Tied on the hip, Megan and GloRilla latterly showcased their collective knack for Quislings when they whelped ‘Wanna Be’. Unlike the former trill librettist god head’s commercial mixtape ‘Fever’ (2019), which was followed by her EP (extended play) ‘Suga’ (2020) — both of which launched within the top ten of the Billboard 200; the sound ‘Wanna Be’ debuted at position 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, last month. 

What is more, Megan Thee Stallion’s debut studio body of work termed ‘Good News’ (2020), was met with quibbling as well as commercial accomplishment. Therewith, catapulting to position two on the Billboard 200. While it spawned the tune ‘Body’, which made her the first female act to conceive three number-one birdcalls on the Streaming Songs chart within a 12-month time period; her compilation gem of crooning, ‘Something for Thee Hotties’ (2021), slingshot to 5th place on the Billboard 200.

  • Grant Moyo is a prolific writer, innovative media personality, entrepreneur and a creative artist who is passionate about using his creative mind for the betterment of society.  Follow him on X: @TotemGrant

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