Jacki-O Readies Street Album, “Griselda Blanco”

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Jacki-OMiami rapper Jacki-O is gearing up for the release of a new street album/mixtape, titled Griselda Blanco, which she plans to release digitally.

The album is named after the 70s and 80s Miami-based drug queen, also referred to as la Madrina, the Godmother, and the Black Widow; and was featured in the popular documentaries, Cocaine Cowboys and Cocaine Cowboys II.

According to the rapper, Blanco’s struggle in a male-dominated industry is much like hers within the music industry, which is why she chose to name her album after her.

“Despite her infamous background, Griselda was in a game controlled and dominated by men, but she was just as big and bad as they were. She did not play,” Jacki says with a laugh. “Being a female in this industry, you got to be a fighter to get your respect, and show people that females work just as hard as the guys do, if not harder.

“I am not condoning her lifestyle, but I can’t knock her either, because I’m from the streets of Miami and life was no crystal stair for us,” she continued. “There were days we didn’t know where our next meal would come from, and sometimes those types of situations can tempt you to get into the street life.”

The album’s first single is called “How You Been.” It’s currently being serviced to urban radio and mixshows nationally.

(Download/Listen to “How You Been” right here )

It’s been quite some time since the female rapper made a splash on the seen with “Nookie” in 2003, after which she endured industry politics before breaking out onto her own. Last year, Jacki-O dropped the street album, Lil Red Riding Hood, distributing it through her imprint Jackmove Entertainment.

Now, Griselda Blanco is coming and Jacki plans to distribute it through the web, via Myspace, Facebook, and other hip-hop websites.

Aside from the upcoming digital project, the rapper is working on her next album as well, called Ms. Pacman Money Hungry and Relentless, her first autobiography. Until then, download her most recent mixtapes, including Jack Da Ripper, Free Agent, and B.B.B.P (Bad Bitches Bang Pink), on MySpace at Myspace.com/JackiOMusic.

13 comments
  1. Let me give yall a little information on this lady. she didn’t like blacks but she end up marrying a black man who wrote a book about their lives. I as an emcee wouldn’t name anything after this woman – but in jacki’s case we are going to see what she will do with this – she better come strong cause this lady and her black husband became a billionaire off of others misery.

  2. I listen to the song – you can’t deny – jacki can rap and it ain’t bubble gum but she is going to have to grind hard, hustle the hardest. But I likey the song.

  3. jacki is more than qualified to name her album griselda blanco! she aint no barbie! she is a real bitch! you go jacki! love ya style ma!

  4. THE BITCH CAN RAP IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY WE WILL SEE IF SHE DELIVERS THO

  5. Dre truth knowz wassup ….that lady was. Nothin nice. And for a black women to pay homage or wat eva 2 Her Is not all that koo’……plus why now. Her story has been around for hella…..she mustve jus seen tha dvd and was like ohhhhhh

  6. Jacki-o is qualified to call herself Griselda she is the baddest bitch in the game…!!!

    all these male rappers do the same stuff scareface…rocafella…give the girl her props at less she aint on that bubble gum shit like others

  7. NAH, NOPE AIN’T FEELIN THIS….

    LACKS ORIGINALITY AND PLUS SHE AIN’T THAT HARD….

    STEP YO GAME UP!!!!

    AT THE END OF THE DAY, AIN’T THE REAL GRISELDA BLANCO HIDING????

    NOTM SOOOOOOO GANGSTA AFTER ALL….

    NEXXXT!!!!!

  8. People need to stop naming themselves and their albums after people who don’t like black folks. Show them the same respect they’ve shown you/us = 0!

  9. She dumb. I hope she sells a lot of records! NOT! I aint hating. Im just saying. Why she couldnt name it Michelle Obama or something? You know, something with a meaning.. Fuck Griselda!

  10. why would she name her album after that evil lady, who probably doesn’t even respect her as a person and is offended that jo is even mentioning her name #imjustsayin

  11. Yes I watch her documentary tonight an I was totally blown away!NO I don’t agree with the things she did in her life but being honest & understanding the street and how it works I ADMIRE THE GODMOTHER,I LIKE THAT SHE DIDN’T TAKE ANYBODY SHIT,WHEN SHE SAID SOMETHING SHE MEANT EVERY WORD & WAS SERIOUS.she has also proved that a woman in any business can do whatever she wants and do it better than a man….BIG UPS GODMOTHER

  12. And Jackie-o can rap her ass off but she not that hood or hardcore to name her album after thus lady and she NO LoNGER the hottest in the game anymORE my girl NICKI MANJI is now in just telling the truth!!

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