Lil Kim took time out of her own come back campaign recently, to help launch the career of aspiring super star Tiffany Foxx.
Indeed, while she won’t be able to do much for her cause on a corporate front, Kim has gone a long way in pushing the Rap beauty to Urban audiences, stopping by at ‘Hot 97’ for an introductory interview with the ever comical, Peter Rosenberg.
With Kim in her corner, here’s hoping Foxx hooks up with the right writers, producers and business managers to take her stock beyond the street sand to the mainstream.
For, as sweet as ‘hood approval’ can be, it does all of nothing for an act really hoping to make an impact in the world – as the plight of many a struggling lyricist can attest to.
Does Foxx have what it takes to be a star? As it stands, no.
However, with a little fine tuning- media training and backing from a team with a reach far beyond the realm of ‘Urban’, it’s safe to say she could become an interesting force in the game. That is, if she’s armed with a camp with experience in turning branding Rap music for the masses.
Unfortunately, thanks to shady remarks made by Kim towards a number of industry power players (Gee Roberson, Lil Wayne, Stephen Hill, Drake) the likelihood of Tiffany landing a secure deal without the threat of being tarred by her mentor’s blacklisted brush is unlikely.
For, while it isn’t all that obvious to her fans, Kim’s decision to take on Nicki Minaj continues to stand as an expensive mistake, especially considering that the ‘powers that be‘ that could have helped to relaunch her career and birth Tiffany’s have vested interests in Brand Minaj.
Are we saying that Tiffany landing a major deal and becoming ‘the next big thing’ is an impossible feat? No.
However, in an industry where power is concentrated to a select few, it won’t be long before Tiffany learns that aligning herself with someone regarded as being against the winning team may hinder her chances of securing the contracts she needs to truly enjoy success outside of her current arena.
Which, in all honesty, is a shame considering Kim’s status as a legend and Tiffany’s undeniable skill.