Aw shit I know it's been a minute. I had a new column almost done when the screen
froze so that shit got lost. I guess I could apologize for the long time
in between columns, but I don't think that's necessary shit from Ron Artest
to DJ Muggs there's been enough dope interviews going up to keep you reading.
Last time I wrote a column, Hip Hop sucked. It still does. First off, a "new"
Biggie album is about to drop. The sad thing is, it'll still be better than
what else is coming out. But come on, how many new people are going to get pub
for doing a song with Biggie? These virtual collabs really need to stop remixing
2Pac songs is not only corny, it's fucking disrespectful. If people stood for
what 2Pac really stood for, they would see it's not a tribute but merely jacking
a song and making a name off him.
Apparently Cam got shot over not wanting to give up a Lamborghini. I've never
ridden in one before, but it better be one hell of a car to risk getting shot
Some shit that was actually more funny than sad was what went down at my boy's
radio station the other night. He was DJ'ing, and this old DJ came in and tried
to get a job back. Apparently he had been a DJ a few years ago and wanted to
get back into it. Dude was probably in his early 30's. And keep in mind, every
time I'm at the radio station I'm harassing my boy to play nothing but old Wu-Tang.
So he finally plays C.R.E.A.M., and the old dude looks at both of us and goes
"is this new shit? It kind of sounds like Wu-Tang doesn't it?" Kind
of sounds like Wu-Tang??? Wow. I honestly never expected that. Just for that,
that dude should be banished from Hip Hop forever. The only people who have
an excuse for not knowing certain songs is if you're just getting into the shit,
but even then, you have a very short grace period and then you have to go back
and learn the classic shit. I feel old saying this but shit, these new kids
need to go back and learn the real history of this or else you can't appreciate
Sticky Fingaz got caught for gun possession. That sucks. What sucks even more
is how he got caught. The maid in his hotel room was cleaning out his room after
Sticky had checked out and found the gun, and obviously had to call the police.
That's just one of those mistakes when all you can do is hit yourself in the
head. There's been times when I've left my phone somewhere, or my keys, but
damn, to leave an unregistered gun in a hotel room, that's about the worst luck
you can have.
How about the Source article on payola? The funny shit about payola is that
it shows how dumb record companies think consumers are that if they hear a song
enough they'll go and cop the album. Wait a second, I'm getting a page wait,
so the consumers actually do buy the album after they hear it on the radio?
Fuck, there goes that point.
One thing I'm real tired of right now is how Lil' Kim is being made out to be
a courageous woman for going to jail. The PR spin people are putting on this
is making her out to be a victim that has "courage." C'mon, Kim committed
perjury, she has to do her time. What really needs to happen is these PR people
need to let everyone know that Kim fucked up and she gets no stripes for going
to jail. I've never understood that whole shit anyway, how people give others
credibility for going to jail. Last I heard, jail wasn't the place you wanted
to be, and it's not good to go. So stop giving people credibility for going
to jail! Listen to dudes like Saigon, Littles, and Inspectah Deck. They don't
brag about jail, and they don't expect points for being in jail.
Another thing I'm tired of is all these underground heads acting like MF Doom
is the fucking truth and then shitting on Young Jeezy for being gimmicky. How
can one group of fans who worship a dude in a mask diss another MC who uses
a snowman as a logo? No disrespect to either artist, because they're both playing
the game right and winning, but c'mon. There's just as much gimmicks, if not
more, in the underground than there is in the commercial world of Hip Hop. And
has anyone considered that Young Jeezy may be the greatest hustler ever? How
many other MC's have been able to sell snowmen in the fucking summer?
So Jin got a nice payday in the Bahamas. Serius Jones got some cake earlier.
Dudes are making a lot of money in battles, but there's still no Supernat and
Juice shit going down. I think Jin needs to take on someone a lot bigger than
a Shells or Serius Jones in order to be taken seriously as one of the best battle
MC's of this generation.
Another thing I'm sick of is all these dudes talking about their stacks of money.
My solution to this is to sign a 60-year-old C.E.O. of a Fortune 500 company
and put out an album with him. He can really rap about getting helicopters to
fly in and having five pools in his house. That would be the most legitimate
rap album ever made, besides, it's not like rhythm really matters anymore. If
you have to rent anything for a video shoot, how fly can you really be? It's
like Jay said, "you don't respect honest, you respect my dollars."
And how about the NBA making a dress code outlawing everything Hip Hop-related?
I love the shocking revelation about "the league being racist." And
you're just noticing shit like this? Shit the whole world is racist across the
board. And anyway, if the league doesn't want you wearing a throwback, you don't
have to abide by that shit. You can go find someone else willing to pay you
a couple million dollars a year to throw an orange ball around. I'm pretty sure
corporations like Nike don't want their employees showing up in chains and velour
jump suits, why should the NBA? A lot of football players, no matter if they're
Hip Hop Heads or not, show up to the stadium looking like a professional. If
you work for a company, you have to follow the rules, and if you don't like
that shit, go somewhere else. Only in America can people sign five million dollar
contracts and still find something to bitch about.
That's about it for now, shit from now on I'll write on a more regular basis,
especially now that baseball season is just about over
Hip Hop artist to really come forth and speak out about the disaster going down
in the Southern States. HipHopGame definitely sends out prayers to everyone
going through that tragedy.