Kimeco “Allegra” Roberson

Allegra Dolores

Kimeco “Allegra” Roberson

Kimeco is Allegra from the group Allegra Dolores.  Mix one-part Joy, and one-part pain; add soul – and taste the sound of Allegra Dolores.  These Chicago-born biological sisters are a multi-talented force of nature.  Dolores is the emcee with overtones of sarcastic humor, while Allegra carries an edgy rocker vibe with an element of negro spiritual. And just when you think you’ve got them figured – out comes the harmony in their singing voices.  Molded out of influences that range from Hip Hop to Punk Rock, with soulfully beautiful harmonies, these ladies have been likened to the Jones Girls.

Rhymes: 8Ball feat. Phoenix Johnson “This is Dedicated,” Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Harlem World,”  The Coup “I Just Wanna Lay Around All Day in Bed with You,” and MF Doom “Potholderz”

Reasons

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[audio https://archive.org/download/RhymesReasons-KimecoRoberson/RhymesReasons-Kimeco.mp3]

More Info on Kimeco:

Allegra Dolores

@AllegraDolores

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Songs from this Interview:

8Ball feat. Phoenix Johnson “This is Dedicated”

8Ball & MJG “Comin’ Out Hard”

Ron Hardy Live at the Muzicbox 1986

Black Moon “How Many MC’s…”

The Stylistics “You’re a Big Girl Now”

Def Leppard “Pour Some Sugar on Me”

Subhumans “Ex-Teenage Rebel”

Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Harlem World”

The Coup “I Just Wanna Lay Around All Day In Bed With You”

MF Doom “Potholderz”

Mr. Green ft. Malik B. of The Roots & Kevin Brown “Live From the Streets”

Chief Keef ft. Lil’ Reese “I Don’t Like”

O.C. “My World”

Dr. Ebony Utley

Dr. Ebony Utley

Having never been a gangsta herself, Ebony A. Utley, Ph.D., confidently argues that most gangsta rappers have not been gangstas either. In her critically-acclaimed book, Rap and Religion: Understanding The Gangsta’s God, Utley argues that a gangsta is not a real person, but an identity donned by hip hop artists to establish themselves as authoritative figures. Incorporating her expertise in rap music, religion, and urban history, Utley explains how a God-sanctioned gangsta identity can be empowering.

Rhymes: Snoop Doggy Dog “Murder Was the Case,” Lauryn Hill “I Used to Love Him,” and The Coup “Mindfuck”

Reasons:

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[audio https://archive.org/download/RhymesReasons-EbonyUtley/RhymesReasons-EbonyUtley.mp3]

More Info on Ebony:

“The Utley Experience”

Rap and Religion: Understanding the Gangsta’s God

@U_Experience

Songs From This Interview:

Snoop Doggy Dog “Murder was the Case”

Ghostface Killah “Malcolm”

Tupac “Blasphemy”

Thomas Dorsey “Precious Lord”

Saigon “Preacher”

Lauryn Hill ft. Mary J. Blige “I Used to Love Him”

The Coup “Mindfuck (A New Equation)”

Freddie Gibbs “The Ghetto”

Talib Kweli ft. Jean Grae “Black Girl Pain”

Nina Simone “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”