Hey Rihanna! FeFe Dobson wants her Style Back!!

Remember a Brown-skinned, Short cut hair, glam rock styled chic from Canada signed to Def Jam 8 Years ago?

Didn’t think you did…

But true music heads have already referenced another foreigner’s perceived Career-jacking turn and traced it back to it’s most likely source. Don’t blame Rhi-Rhi tho’, the girl is waaaay too young to probably even have noticed or thought the biting up herself. It was probably the good ol’ folks at Def Jam who said, ‘hey, Fefe’s not doing anything with her music and look, let’s use hers and make it work this time!‘. Yeah, don’t put it past the same masterminds who dropped Christina Milian for not using “S.O.S.” as a lead single (among other reasons I’m sure) and instead slapping a leftover dress from Beyonce’s wardrobe and a weave on Rihanna and saying let’s sexify you for this trial and error run of Rihanna version 2.0

It wasn’t until Rihanna version 3 that we got the final attempt, which was a lean in the edgier and more experimental direction of the rock-pop sound. No more “Pon de Replay” for her!! But anyway, accompany the musical style change with a punk inspired look, and we have now created the Fame Monster that we all have come to know as Chris Brown’s favorite Victim. Of course this is all my speculation and theory, and I’m quite sure that as a now fully grown woman, Rihanna is largely responsible herself for her rise as a style maven. That is, when she was still wearing clothes…

But there is much to say about the Young Lady who started it all and came in with something unprecedented for young black female musicians. Writing your own music and working with legends is a plus as well.

Thanks to Drake, Toronto is going through a resurgence of sorts and musicians who have been bubbling under or grinding for years are now jumping back into the fray. So now more than ever seems like the perfect time for her to make her name known again. A plug and co-sign from Vh1 as an artist you Ought To Know reiterates that fact. http://www.vh1.com/music/you_oughta_know/fefe_dobson/main.jhtml

It seems a little odd for an artist who started at 18 and has been in the game since the beginning of the decade to just now be getting that kind of nod, but it just means you get a fresh take on her. And she’s more than poised to jump back in to do what she does!

So if you want a throwback to raw, fashionable tough chic pop with rock sensibilities without butt-cheeks in your face every second,

allow her to re-introduce herself!

I leave you with something old,

something new,

something borrowed

and something blue

Her album’s out in May. Check out her website, http://www.fefedobson.com/

My Homie Reenie’s New Look!!! GangStarrGirl.com Re-Launch!!!

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My Favorite Journalist/blogger and one of my Coolest friends, Starrene Rhett, Officially re-launched her blog last week after months of delay.

But you don’t need an introduction do you?

She is actually the motivation behind and reason that I began blogging in the first place. She’s taught me SO much about the politics and ins and outs of this whole blogosphere and underground hip-hop world. before her, I was just a yahoo e-mail and myspace bandit lurking on hip-hop sites and message boards.

2009 was the biggest year so far for the “Hip-Hop Mary Tyler Moore”, complete with an Anniversary, a Black Weblog Award for best “hip-hop blog” (Even tho her blog transcends that by far) and her first event along with me – our First Annual Janet Jackson VS. Madonna party(Which will be better this year! mark my words). All that, and you can rest assured that this year will be even BIGGER for the Homie!

Look for her “Roc The Town” vlog on Roc4Life.com (Where our favorite renaissance woman TDJ will also be sharing her time), and another exclusive vlog for this very site in the workings.

The New Look of GangStarrGirl.com compliments her style much more than the previous incarnation.

She is the spunky, eclectic undeniable 80’s baby and ex-Harlem chic. The Psuedo feminist, risque fashionista with a fly -but- quirky sensibility. She’s a fine arts girl without the chemical imbalance and attention-seeking craziness. Down to earth and super clever, intelligent and picks to write about the stuff most bloggers won’t…Yeah – did I mention she ACTUALLY WRITES???

And you gotta love her sarcasm and penchant for guilty pleasures.

We’ll let the fact that she went to HAMPTON Insti..errr… I mean UNIVERSITY, slide.

She gains cool points back for going to New York’s Legendary FAME school.

Anyway, click the pic to go see what I’m raving about. It’s getting points for being one of the dopest looking blog sites this year without a doubt. That is, until my revision, coming soon…

Don’t mind if I use yours for a little inspiration right Reenie??

Shout outs to the designers out there. And all Gangstarrgirls worldwide.