‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: Nyemiah Supreme Is Struggling, Brianna Perry Creates a Hit, Diamond Has Her Priorities Messed Up
If there is one thing to learn from this season of Sisterhood of Hip Hop it's that life isn't always easier on the West Coast.
Before Nyemiah Supreme was set to pack her bags and head out West, the New York-based rapper was trying to figure out just who she was in the music business. She was scared to open up and truly let people in, which caused her to encounter a bit of lyrical homicide. And now that she's in L.A., things haven't seemed to change much. She is focused on fans getting to know the real her. Feel free to cue up Drake and Lil Wayne.
Ultimately, Nyemiah's trying to find the missing elements that make up her rap persona. Torn between the artist she wants to be and the artist the industry is trying to create, Nyemiah attempts to find the perfect middle ground. In doing so, she creates something that is perfectly her: "I Don't Know." As she tells it, the track is "more about my emotions and the things that I've been going through." But sometimes a little raw emotion is all you need. "Three or four years lost, it's time for me to be the boss," she rhymes. In other words, Nyemiah is done giving fans "microwave stuff" because she's just going to keep seeing microwave results.
To help give Nyemiah a little inspiration, Siya comes through to the studio when she's working on her track and brings Irv Gotti along. Surprised and excited to see the Murder Inc. boss, Nyemiah shares her music plights in hopes of gaining some resolution. "I don't want to expose too much... are people gonna tune out because they're not feeling it?" she asks. Irv gives a very simple response: "It's good to give them a piece of you in your own creative way... Just remember you have a job. Your job is to make hit records. If you're doing the emotional s---, you've gotta think of a way that's gonna be creative and interesting enough to hold my f---ing attention. If it doesn't hold my attention, you can take your emotional ass and get the f--- away from me." Too bad Alex, Nyemiah's manager, doesn't feel the same way.
While Nyemiah struggles with her own issues, Brianna Perry is searching for a hit that will validate her worth to her management team and label. Since she and her mom, Kiki, are in grind mode, making things happen on their own time, creativity levels are limited. First, the mother-daughter duo hit a studio called the Vault with a producer named Caviar. Caviar plays track after track for Brianna and Kiki in his back-alley studio. Clearly, Brianna is unimpressed. She tells her mom she thinks they made a mistake in trying to get things popping via grind mode, but her tune quickly changes when they meet with producer Freeway Tjay at his L.A. studio. Instantly, the two create what Brianna and Kiki think is a hit. "Ugly girls be quiet" because Brianna's going to "take your man."
Meanwhile, Diamond has her priorities all mixed up. It's obvious she has no interest in creating another EP per her label's request, so she's doing everything she can to fill her time with things that don't involve any of her solo music. Endorsements, photo shoots and marketing opportunities are at the top of her to do list, but to her label's point, none of that matters without the music. For some reason, Diamond doesn't seem to hear that.
With no management support and no singles popping off, Nyemiah and Diamond have their work cut out for them. And Brianna, well, ugly girls can just be quiet.
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