June 17, 2012
Like father, like daughter or not like their father? Who are these daughters of hip-hop emcee’s and have they followed their father’s foot steps? Drum roll please…
Vanessa and Angela Simmons: These two lovely entrepreneurs are the daughters to Joseph Simmons, also known as Reverend Run or better yet his stage name Rev Run. Yes, he is from one of the most famous rap groups, Run DMC. So, did Vanessa and Angela take on the creation of building their own rap group? Nope. During the 07′ series of Run’s House, a TV reality show showing the day-to-day life of Rev Run and his family, Vanessa and Angela told their dad that they wanted to move to L.A to start their own line of shoes, Pastry. The young entrepreneurs are still going strong with their colourful brand which y’all can find here at www.lovepastry.com.
Willow Smith: She definitely whips her hair back and forth with many styles, but this young sunshine is the daughter to Will Smith. Yes y’all, Will Smith did do a little rapping back in the day, how can we forget “Summertime” with DJ Jazzy Jeff, “Switch”, “Wild Wild West” and “Men in Black”? Anyhow, Willow made a hit song which I still jam to, “Whip my Hair”, which had a very dope video to back the song up. Other joints that she has released up to date are 21st Century Girl, and Fireball. I see greatness in the future for Willow regarding acting and music, something her father has done thus far in his career.
Destiny Jones: There’s not much I can really say about Destiny who is the daughter to Nas, but recently her father released a single called “Daughter’s”. “Daughter’s” explains what he has gone through with Destiny. Y’all might have remembered the picture that she posted of a box full of condoms on Twitter, well that’s explained in the track. Nas was invited by CNN to speak about the song and he admits that even though Destiny seems him as a good father, he thinks he could do better. He brings up the relationship he had with Destiny’s mother and how the music business didn’t let him be the father he always wanted to be. On the real though, this is about Destiny. She’s only 17, she will make mistakes and learn from them. All she can really do is just keep it 100 and still maintain a healthy relationship with her father.
Erin Wright: Y’all might have remembered her from MTV’s, My Super Sweet 16, but Eazy E’s daughter says she is far from being a brat that some concluded from her party. Now a red head, Erin has started her music career, but it’s not quite Hip-Hop, instead it’s Pop/Rock. She acknowledges her father as being a hip-hop legend who revolutionized rap, but people may not see her in a Compton fitted that her dad always use to rock. She wants to pay homage to him in a way that expresses her indiviudlaity and I’m pretty sure Eazy E wouldn’t mind that if he was still alive. Last year November, Erin aka E.B released her first single, “What I Wanna Do,”. Take a sneak peak at her website, www.wewanteb.com.
T’yanna Wallace: Jan Jackson aka Notorious B.I.G’s daughter is now 18 and attending Penn State University. The same babygirl he raps about in “Juicy”, “Puttin’ 5 karats in my baby girl’s ears.” T’yanna’s your average student who says, from a recent interview, that she works at her school’s cafe to earn extra cash. She certainly does have the spirit of her dad being a hustler to help support herself and be that strong independent woman.
I sign off with a line from Ed O.G and Da Bulldogs, “Be a Father to Your Child”: “Stop sittin’ like a chair and having your baby wonder where you are/ Or who you are, fool”