Hip Hop is everywhere. It jumps out at you when you least suspect it. Recently, while waiting for a friend in a bookstore on my way the magazine section I passed a book titled, “Notorious RBG”. RGB are the initials of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I immediately thought about the Notorious B.I.G. (RIP) and the oh so popular photo of him wearing the crown. Is this a coincidence? Maybe. But since I don’t believe in coincidences I’m going to say not. To say Hip Hop influences mainstream is an understatement. Hip Hop is pretty much mainstream. Whether or not RGB’s marketing team set out to get the attention of Hip Hop heads like myself or simply trying something new I’ll never know. But I bet it’ll make a great conversation piece in the studio.
I’m always surprised when people ask me how to pronounce my name. I’ve probably heard every possible word combination. Some say Fame (that’s correct), others say Fam-ee, or some just say my personal favorite, Pay Me! My advice is to just say it how you feel it. For those that want/need an explanation, The PH makes the “F” sound (think of the PHAT in PHAT Farm) which makes the word PHAYME sound like fame. Originally, PHAYME was short for Player Haters Ask Y Me? Now I don’t use it so much. At any rate, that my friends concludes today’s phonics lesson. Did you think my name was pronounced any differently? If so, leave a comment..
Until the next time…