Sista Stories Concept Conflict & Confusion showcased the raw sista side of Mia X which was written from a sista’s point of view and perspective. Mia X shares her experience about womanhood in form of rap. Tales of conflict and tales of confusion are told. It’s also about dealing with pain during the struggle of life. For those who don’t know, Sista Stories picks up where Unladylike left off which is what Mia X intended. In fact, Sista Stories Concept Conflict & Confusion revisits Unladylike in a more explicit manner. Mia X displayed some of the rawest content on her 1999 album.
This No Limit album is different as there are not as many radio friendly tracks on this album. Only 3 of the 17 tracks that were on this album are radio friendly. Mia X decided to take a more darker explicit approach when recording this album. While the album seems to have a Burlesque theme, Mia X might have been inspired by R. Kelly during the time. She brought out that raw uncut hip hop sound with this album backed with a tinge of R&B/soul. There are several cover songs which Mia X covers such as Cover Girls – Show Me and Betty Wright – After The Pain. Those are some examples of the covers songs on this Mia X.
Mia X collaborated with many artists who weren’t on No Limit. She had been working with a whole lot of producers for the Concept Conflict & Confusion album. Master P financed the album by paying for production costs, advertisements, and promotion. He was responsible for putting money into the album. P pulled out the big guns on this one.
The Mia X – Sista Stories Concept Conflict & Confusion album was scheduled to be released on the date of November 16, 1999. However Sista Stories Concept Conflict & Confusion did not get an official release and the album remains unreleased in physical format to this day.
A few promo copies were pressed up for record company executives, DJs, and radio stations for review instead. However a lot of songs from this album had leaked about 10 years ago as Mia X herself leaked songs from her old twitter account in 2007.
The album cover was designed by the legendary graphic design firm known as Pen N Pixel. They designed her album cover in 1998. The cover of her 1999 album was a yellow gradient colored background.
Now her album cover was redesigned in 2002 by a different graphic design firm called Alexander Studios & Relic. They had used a more grayscale color scheme using a monochromatic silver which looks good on a book or novel. Alexander Studios & Relic had dropped “Concept Conflict & Confusion” from the album title which led the album to be simply retitled to Mia X – Sista Stories. This album cover was advertised in Billboard Magazine in 2002.
Here are the reasons why the Mia X – Sista Stories Concept Conflict & Confusion album was never released.
One of the main reasons why this album was never released was due to family drama and personal issues. Mia X had lost both her parents Her parents health conditions worsened due to illness along with aging. These personal issues and family drama led her to leave the label and take care of her family for around 4 years. She needed to take some time and heal emotionally. That is why Mia X went on hiatus from the music industry.
A lack of charting singles was the other reason why this album was never released. Mia X did not promote any singles for the album that were charting. In fact she barely promoted the album at all despite Master P advertising her Sista Stories Concept Conflict & Confusion album in nearly every No Limit album release during the late 1990s.
Her intentionally leaking songs recorded for the Sista Stories Concept Conflict & Confusion album on her twitter account to her fans is another reason why the album was never released. Mia X leaked songs from her old twitter account back in 2007. Now Mia X does have the album in her possession and does have the rights to release the album. That choice is her alone.
Forgive Me is about Mia X’s experience about womanhood along with her point of view and perspective on womanhood. There is often conflict and confusion that comes with womanhood. XL did a wonderful job producing the song.
The Feel Good Song has an upbeat reggae vibe to it. The piano used in this song helps give the mood an upbeat reggae vibe. The song is dedicated to family and friends. The song also sheds light on enjoying the company of your favorite people you love and cherish. The Feel Good Song was produced by KLC and O’Dell.
Somethin New featured Devin The Dude and No Limit Top Dog Snoop Dogg when he was in his prime. Somethin New was a funky smooth cut with the loopy Devin The Dude to add in with the quirkiness. Both Devin The Dude and Mia X went hard on the mic. The undisputed Queen of the South never loses her step.
Hip Hop 101 features Mia and KRS-One on a track together. You know that Mia X and KRS-One on a track sure to be fire. Pure fire with lyricism and hip hop. This is real hip hop! You will wonder why she didn’t drop this as a single. It’s a shame this wasn’t ever officially released.
Mia X did a remake of the 1987 Cover Girls hit Show Me. Show Me was one of the 3 radio friendly tracks that were on the album. The remake is filled with rawness as Master P lent a hand in production of course. Mia X did a good job.
The 1999 version of I’ll Take Ur Man is a reprise which revisits I’ll Take Ur Man ’97. The track uses a fusion of funk incorporated with rap and soul. Those heavy guitars and synthesizers represent the funk portion of I’ll Take Ur Man.
Mia X is back and she came to out rap. Once Mia X is on the mic, you better think twice because this bitch ain’t no joke. So get out her face before she smack you hoes. Respect who she is because if you mess with her, she will take your man. She will make him do the shit for her that he never did before. So don’t be shocked when you see them together.
Go head roll your eyes and talk some shit. But you ain’t bad enough to get em up with this bitch. Mia X couldn’t take your man unless he’s ready to go.
You know what’s up. Mia X is all about chin checks. Mia X will take your man regardless of whether he is your fiancé or your husband. So all you fake bitch better not play Mia X close. You know who she is. You got to deal with this drama. It’s not a bet or a threat. It’s a promise.
Mia X sent him back with the news that he’s pussy-whipped and is packing all his shit You thought you had that locked. But now Mia X push his Lex truck up and down the block. Cheddar knots and ice rocks from those shopping sprees just after one night. Now you know of course Mia X has boss skills in the bed. The biggest mamma is sill running the show. Her legs spread a quarter to 3 AM. She has got your man on a mission body until a quarter to 4 AM.
Look at you face. the jealousy’s showing Don’t player hate. Get your shit tight. Once Mia X is on the mic, you better think twice because this bitch ain’t no joke. She flows so unladylike. She’ll stomp your ass like a southern cockroach.
She’ll take your man out of spite because you are amongst many bitches that she does not like. Mia X is only doing it to get up under your skin. Mia X is the hoe who spoiled your wedding plan. She will take your man, your husband, and your fiancé.
The feelings that he had for you are forgotten while she is plotting on the Swiss and the cheddar. He can spoil Mia X rotten with the things he can do for her. Not just talking. Mia X is that clever bitch in any type of weather. He’s got his mind got his money and got his face in her pussy. She will ride him like a pony. His dick don’t get hard for you.
You got a headache blowing up his pager trying to plead your case. Too late. You are x’d out. It’s best you understand you ain’t shit no more.
Most broads have men that love to hold. You be at her show on the very first row. Mia X flipped the script and macked his game plan. Tricking all this cream. The big momma is with Macho Man. It’s so easy to get involved with this sister as her game is cool. Her pussy be the bomb. It’s non-speculation. Revenge is sweet but payback’s a trip. Dumb bitch, you won’t know which is which. Don’t try and step to this jam. Because if you do, Mia X will take your man and break him.
Mia X is back and I came to out rap
You so, get out my face before I smack you hoe
Yeah you know respect who I am
‘Cause if you mess with me I’ll take ya man
Well I’ll take ya man right out your crib
And make him do the shit for me that he never did
So when you see us together perfing in the place
Super shocked, got the dick look on your face
Go head roll your eyes, talk some shit
But you ain’t bad enough to get em up with this bitch
Now you can call me a raw man stealing hoe
But I couldn’t take you nigga unless he’s ready to go
You know what’s up
I’m all about chin checks
Like you fucked the rest of your crew
Them hoes getting somewhere when I starts to shoot
I gives a damn
You know who I am
Fake bitch don’t play me close
‘Cause I’ll take yo man
I’ll take yo man
Ya fiancee your husband
The niggaz you sweating and all your fuck friends
And when I say I will you know I can
Don’t fuck with me
‘Cause I’ll take yo man
I’ll take yo man and bitch you got to deal with this
Its not a bet or a threat
Its a damn promise
From me to you
Think you the shit
I send him back with the news that he’s pussy whipped
And packing all his shit
You thought you had that locked
But now I push his Lex truck up and down the block
Cheddar knots, ice rocks, hands get frost bite
Shopping sprees to Loisviller after just one night
Nothing nice, boss skills in the be -e-d
Close your shop once my legs spread a quarter to three
The biggest Mama sippin Mo
Still running the show
After The Pain is a remake of the Betty Wright song After The Pain. This version is cover song laced over updated beats produced by KLC with a fresh new sound. This is soul rap with a modern touch. The undisputed Queen of the South never loses her step. Mia X tells us that there is life after the pain. After The Pain is track 14 of 17 on the album.
Betty Wright started off the song by telling Mia X, “Well, Mia. I couldn’t resist the urge after talking to you about us hooking up and doing something. So go ahead and tell them, girl. There’s life after the pain.”
Her cover of Betty Wright – After The Pain has some of the lyrics that were sued and sung in the original version.
One example is at the 0:49 mark.
After the pain, you come and love me
And I welcome you, you’re a glad sight to see
And after the rain and all that I have been through
I still can’t explain how I can still love you like I do
But I do, yes, I do
Still love you like I do
(After the pain)
Boy you still do me like you do
Another example is at the 3:55 mark.
Don’t blame Mr. Charlie, Mr. Charlie is just a man
And he’s doing the best he can
I heard ’em say, “Don’t blame Mr. Charlie, Mr. Charlie is just a man and he’s doing the best he can.”
That’s what I heard him say
I rate this album 4/5****!