Remy Ma Coming Home

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It has been a long time waiting, six years to be exact. Reminisce Smith aka Remy Ma will be released from New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women July 31.

We all remember the “When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong” episode/real life situation in which she shot at a former homegirl of hers for stealing 3 stacks from her purse.

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Six years later, she is ready to put the past behind her.  The first thing she wants to do when she comes home is get her hair snatched and a good mani and pedi. Who can blame you boo boo, that’s a fantastic welcome home present!

While behind bars she married her fellow NY MC boo thang Papoose.  He is eagerly anticipating her release date so he can take her out for their first date together as husband and wife.

I am personally excited to hear that one of the few REAL female hip hop artist is ready to return to the game.

She says she has been doing a lot of writing while locked up, as well as listening to the radio.  I pray that she does not allow what she has been hearing on the radio to influence her tough as steel, straight out of NY flow.

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I truly hope she comes back with avenges to regain her title as the Queen of Hip Hop. Maybe even rejoin Terror Squad and Slim Fat Joe, that would be a good look.

We miss you boo and ready for your return. And what I said it.

Regular or Deluxe?

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Should I cop the regular version or the deluxe version?  This is a question I ask myself just about every new music Tuesday.

I usually debate if the album is worth the extra $3-5 bucks for 3-4 additional songs, 2 of which I’m sure I already heard. But, I really think about posting. How can I stunt on instagram (@shebrown84) with a picture of the regular version album copy?

I usually just go ahead and get the deluxe edition.

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Is this the intent of the artist? Do they really expect fans to dish out additional money for a few extra tracks that are usually lackluster, at best? Or, does the artist really feel they are giving true fans an added benefit by spending a little more, to get a little more?

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I don’t get it.  As a fan we are already supporting your vision by copping the album. So now we are forced to spend a little more to hear a track that should never have made the album cut. I’m tired of it. It’s not fair.

Maybe artist should consider another options instead of extra tracks as the deluxe albums’ added bonus.  I compiled a list of things I personally would prefer to pay my extra cash for instead of a few extra cuts…

  1. Free Merch- I would prefer to receive artist merchandise if I pay for the deluxe edition. A shirt, a poster, exclusive towels, something.
  2. I like video discs- I think it’s pretty cool when artists put together a few videos as a bonus.  Especially the uncut version we would never get to see.
  3. Customized album option- Give fans the option of pre-ordering a CD with the songs that we want. #whoop This way we can pick the songs we want from a list of tracks the artists intended to be on the album, along with deluxe cuts. I would gladly pay deluxe charges for a CD of all my favorite songs that I help my favorite artist put together. Seems like a great idea to me.

I want artist to continue to appreciate the fans and their continued support to their craft.  Just by making your fans feel appreciated will guarantee their continued support. Use me, but don’t abuse me.

And what I said it.