Megan Thee Stallion, born into art
Megan Thee Stallion is far from being a shy and inhibited girl. She certainly isn’t afraid of being judged. The exuberance she transmits stems from genuine and spontaneous self confidence. Her personality is dominating and cheeky. She is flirty with her male audience but she has also managed to attract female listeners and garner the respect of her peers , for example Missy Elliot and Solange. Her skills on the mic are undeniable.
Megan Pete was born in 1995 in Houston TX with a precocious natural talent that she inherited from her mother, Holly Thomas a.k.a Holly Wood, a local female MC. Soon she earned the stage name Megan Thee Stallion. She played on the contradictory image of a female stallion whose career success is a safe bet. Many labels rushed to sign her talent. In 2018 Kevin Liles‘ 300 Entertainment (Young Thug and Gunna’s label) won the race and managed to sign her. In 2019 she also signed a management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.
Megan Thee Stallion’s “Sex Talk” and her cultural background
In the early 2000’s, in New York and the majority of the U.S, kids were vibing to G-Unit and Dipset. Meanwhile in Texas, Megan Thee Stallion and her friends had a different set of idols: Three Six Mafia (from Memphis, TN), Trina ( from Miami FL) and Texas natives UGK with their legendary leader Pimp C. (Be sure to check out this article in which we already talked about the Texas scene). In the Dirty South lyrics were often sexually explicit and vulgar, this tradition was first established by the 2 Live Crew during the 80’s.
Therefore Megan Thee Stallion was heavily influenced by Texan style music in her early years. She experienced a lot first hand as her mother would often take her to recording studios as a child. Her distinctive style is based on sexually explicit content blended with a very technical flow. This imprint is audible from the very beginning on her first mixtape releases “Ritch Ratchet” (2016), “Tina Snow” (2018) and the Ep “Make It Hot” (2017).
Megan Thee Stallion’s college years
As we mentioned earlier Megan’s male idols in the rap game were not really a “good influence”, so to speak. On the other hand the female role models she was blessed with were definitely positive influences for her development and include: her mother (who died of cancer in 2018), her grandmother and another famous Houston native, Beyoncè Knowles, international star and successful business woman. Therefore, when analyzing Megan Thee Stallion one must not fall for prejudice: her skimpy outfits, her ravishing beauty, her raunchy lyrics do not make her superficial. Far from it. She is a strong and independent woman who knows who she is and where she’s going.
Even after her explosive success in music she is still, to this day, enrolled at Texas University, where she studies Health administration. Her dream, which she inherited from her nurse grandmother, is to build a rest home for the sick and elderly.
Megan Thee Stallion: from freestyles to a mainstream career in a flash
Megan Thee Stallion a.k.a Hot Girl Meg’s musical career took off in 2018 when she released her first official mixtape “Tina Snow” (2018) in collaboration with the Dallas (Tx) based producer LilJumadedabeat. This project was immediately acclaimed by the public and industry specialists. Once again the title of this mixtape was a tribute to her idol, deceased Texas legend Pimp C aka Tony Snow.
I had to hop off the porch and go get it
I went to pick up the torch and then lit it
They try to tell me I can’t, but I did it
When I pull up bit**s look like they shitted
I had to start from the muhf***in’ bottom
My momma told me to get em, I got em
My granny told me you goin’ to school
Gettin’ that degree and making it cool
I have not worked nine to five in a while
I just be hustlin’, watching it pile
They pullin’ bit**es from link in a bio
You wanna reach out to me, it’s a process
I got a middle man, he gotta connect…
“Tina Montana” – Megan Thee Stallion
After being wooed by most labels in the game, Hot Girl Meg settled on the powerful yet independent 300 Ent. She immediately began working on the first official project with her new label: “Fever” (2019), a mixtape which featured important guests such as DaBaby and her teen idol Juicy J (member of the group Three 6 Mafia).
In addition, during this period, Megan Thee Stallion began to showcase her abilities as a freestyler. This talent, which she acquired watching hours on end of Houston Battle Rap DVD’s, earned her the respect of all the big names in the rap game.
In no time a long line of suitors formed at her door: guys who wanted to court her (her relationship with Atlanta rapper MoneyBagg Yo has recently fallen apart) and rappers looking for collaborations. In any case Fever was the turning point of her career. She achieved worldwide notoriety with the club hits “Big Ole Freak” and “Hot Girl Summer” and eventually signed a management deal with Roc Nation.
We strongly believe that Megan Thee Stallion’s importance in the game isn’t due to her commercial success, raunchy lyrics or sexy looks. She is simply one of the best female MC’s of the moment because of her quality raps and the unbreakable bond she will always have with the roots of the Hip Hop culture.