Cardi B vs Saul Rogovin

after retired from balling he lick her


Cardi B is a rapper, she’s Trini and her new song “Up” already has 43 million views on YouTube although truthfully I’m not sure what a 57-year-old white guy like myself is supposed to make of it specially the vulgarity and the use of the N-word. Or the distinction in her narrative between her suitors which I think she will honor them by inscribing their name in her very flash versus the second cohort which temporarily shall we say leave their mark.
I saw Irving ease off a Jewish successful music manager interviewed on stage about a year ago at a conference in LA with his client Nikki Minaj, also mixed race or West Indian or Trini I believe. And I am quite certain Azoff will never be a candidate for intimacy with Nicki Minaj but somehow based on his stature he does sort of tease her in a way that does not seem appropriate I think he literally called her a bitch I have a tape of this and she pretended to be offended or she pretended to not be offended.
As I ponder this and in fact I sent a letter to city Council of Palo alto regarding our history of racism here and made a very obscure reference to the phrase “nut on our butt” which I attributed to Cardi B but did not really explicate.
I also sent a note to a reporter or critic for the New York Times saying I agreed with her in part regarding Cardi B and I tried to qualify my assent using these same dangerous metaphors.
on the YouTube account with 43 million views although when I did it earlier this morning it had 42 million views and more than 100,000 comments I said something about this is like an updated version of Mary Tyler Moore who said you’re going to make it after all.

Saul Rogovin was a Jewish major leaguer and although I could name a couple thousand major leaguers I don’t think I was familiar with him. But after his career ended he attended a junior college in New York the same one that Carti attended years later and that is how they are linked .

I have a similar problem with pop smoke not sure what to make of his references to his sexual prowess . and his use of the N-word. but my thinking has evolved such that I agree that his song “we are up in all the stores” could be seen as a protest song if you reference the philosophical and perhaps French thinking about property is theft. so looting is political and not just self-serving and material.

and on 60 minutes last night they had Bill Gates who gave away 20 billion yet hordes 20 billion eating a hamburger and discussing his cognitive diffidence .

and then they have Simone biles 4 foot 11 admitting she was abused. Is it good or bad that Stanford UCLA and Michigan all have mini Simones? Or wrapping it all up how much agency does a Cardi B or a Nicki Minaj actually have and do their proclamations of self empowerment really trickle down to their listeners?

edit to ad, an hour later, and after I started to listen again to Irving Azoff and Nicki Minaj February 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills at Pollstar conference:

Nicki has increased her social media presence 20 percent from 110m followers to 130m.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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