Everybody is blabbering about Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, but Smokahontas Jones (250-300 lbs.) and Memphis Blac (aka Arapaho) are real deal street prostitutes from Dallas.
Memphis Blac (aka Arapaho) and Smokahontas Jones
Everybody is blabbering about Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, but Smokahontas Jones (250-300 lbs.) and Memphis Blac (aka Arapaho) are real-deal street prostitutes from Dallas. Check it out:
He like domination, yeah nigga, that’s whats up / He pay me 5 Gz, I beat that motherfucker up
I spoke to both Memphic Blac and Smokahontas Jones over the phone about their videos, their careers, and other female rappers.
SBTVC: When did you get together with Smokahontas Jones and start making music?
MEMPHIS BLAC: Well Smokahontas Jones is down with me and she’s been around for a lot of things I’ve done, a lot of things I’ve been through. She was a really good college student, she really knows both sides of the fence.
Where are you guys from?
MEMPHIS BLAC: I live in Dallas, but I was born in Memphis.
SMOKAHONTAS: I’m from Dallas.
What’s the story with Dope Fiend Pimpin’ Jerry? How did you get together with him?
MEMPHIS BLAC: Dope Fiend Jerry is kind of a celebrity crackhead in our neighborhood. Actually the location we shot the video for “Down and Out,” my aunt owns that place, it’s an ice cream parlor. The ice cream parlor is a positive place in the community and rap is good for the children, keeps them out of negative things.
What’s the best way to get your stuff?
SMOKAHONTAS: Right now we are working on an album. Otherwise find us on Twitter or MySpace. We are in the process of updating our MySpace. This video has gone much further than we expected. We’re in a process of upgrading.
How long have you guys been making music together?
MEMPHIS BLAC: Well Smokahontas has been rappin’ with me for about a year since she got back from college. I have been rappin’ for at least 15 years. I started out at Rap-A-Lot Records with J Prince. I’ve worked with Scarface, Devin the Dude. I did a lot of writing on the production and back end of stuff.
What do you guys think of Nicki Minaj and Trina and modern female rappers?
MEMPHIS BLAC: She the hottest thing on the block right now. They both holding it down.
How do you feel about the response to “Got Dat Work?”
MEMPHIS BLAC: We really never expected so much attention from the video. But you know what I’m saying.… What I say, a lot of people don’t want to be heard. I will tell the truth and speak my mind. On the video we got a comment from some person and he said he was staying at the Loeb Hotel on Collins Avenue, he said that he had never seen anybody walking the streets or any prostitutes — but he couldn’t be any further from the truth because I was on Collins three weeks ago and it’s all good. I’ve got a lot of things to say … I’ve been out in the streets, I’ve been pimped, I’ve done everything there is, you know what I’m saying. I standing here on my own, I got a clear head, I ain’t dead. I thank god I don’t have AIDS.
What’s next for you two?
MEMPHIS BLAC: We are going to drop my first solo album and my new video. I just filmed “Hoe Money” — this is the one. Everybody talking shit that have something negative to say will see this video and won’t say shit.
SMOKAHONTAS: It’s quite frankly going to shut them the fuck up.
What would you like to say to your fans?
SMOKAHONTAS: Keep loving me. My first song on the new album is “Legend in the Game,” and you listen to that and you really understand where I’m coming from. You listen to my music and you think I’m just talking about hoes — no really, I’m speaking about some real ass shit and that’s life.