I know I said I was going to try to write on a more regular basis. Well, I'm
back from sabbatical.
Why the fuck is everyone trying to remember 2005? You want a year-end review?
2005 sucked. Who to watch in 2006? Saigon. Pretty simple huh? The labels
are cornier than ever right now so expect a lot more trash to come out. That's
my big prediction for 2006. And don't believe all those lists you see. It's
only based on who the cornballs making the lists know. If someone making the
list is a straight backpacker who thinks that Anticon is the end all and be
all and thinks anyone that raps about cars and jewelry is wack, then you're
going to get a biased and limited list, and vice versa. Don't believe the hype! Cory Gunz' single is called "Henny on Pour." How old is Cory
Gunz? He's definitely not 21 yet. Where is he drinking this Henny? Of course
underage drinking happens, but is Cory sneaking into NYC clubs with a Nevada
driver's license? People need to wake up. Cory's still got some time before
he's legally pouring any Hennessey. Way to go Cory.
And for all the boneheads out there, I don't have the final say on what goes
up on the audio page. So don't hit me saying how you're hotter than everyone
in the audio page. Maybe you are, probably not. I should start posting some
of the crappy demos up there just so you can see what we have to go through
to break new artists. It's not as easy as it looks fellas.
So Juvenile gets arrested for child support. My sources have told me
that Juvie had every intention of paying, he was just moving in slow-motion.
A couple dudes asked me if I was mad reading Elliot Wilson's editorial
in the new XXL. Nah, not at all. Mr. Wilson's thing is being egotistical and
being the king of Hip Hop journalism. That's cool. I'm not mad at that and I'm
not mad that HipHopGame wasn't in his list of websites that are hot. I don't
really care what anyone says about HipHopGame, good or bad. I know what we're
doing here is right and if anyone feels differently, go to another site, it's
really not hard.
That Cam song is mad funny. Cam definitely focused on Jay's age a little
too much. What's going to happen when Cam reaches 42? Is he not going to rap?
Is he going to retire? Age shouldn't matter in Hip Hop. Look at baseball. Julio
Franco is still swinging the wood at age 49. And he's in a lot better shape
than younger dudes, just like Jaz-O is way better than all these kids. Youth
may sell, but that's bullshit. Who's going to tell GZA or RZA that they're done
because they're old? Show some motherfucking respect.
And how about the timing of the diss? Right when the XXL cover drops and as
the hype for Cam's album is going to start building. This is not a beef that
Jay even needs to get involved in. Behind closed doors, Cam, Jay, and Nas are
probably all having a picnic laughing at us.
This isn't really related to Hip Hop, but did anyone see Bill O'Reilly on
David Letterman? Ol' Billy made David Letterman look like an asshole. Letterman
tried to throw in some jabs saying, "I think 60% of what you say is bullshit."
Billy came back saying, "Give me an example." Letterman goes, "I've
never seen your show." So Billy says, "So how do you think what I
say is bullshit?" Letterman, being the fucking genius that he is, says,
"I've read about it." Damn. Someone finally gets Billy on their show,
where he has to comply by the someone else's rules and can't turn off someone's
microphone when he doesn't like what they're saying, and Letterman fucks it
up like this. What a waste. Hopefully O'Reilly's next stop will be Smack DVD
or some shit like that. Shit, he's more gangster than all these rappers. He
doesn't even need guns, he takes money out of rappers pockets just by talking.
You know what's crazy? No one has complained about all the Saigon music
going up on the board or the fact that he has four interviews up on the site.
That's crazy. I mean, we all know Sai deserves it, but I still thought someone
would open their dumb mouth to complain about it. Saigon has deserved every
interview he's gotten on this site, and he drops jewels in every interview,
which is something a lot of rappers can't do. If you don't like that shit, just
log off because this site is obviously not for you.
I think it's time that all rappers stop spelling their names with a "z"
instead of "s." It's 2006. Let's use spell-check.
How about that Lox/Puffy situation. I love how everyone is talking about
how The Lox really showed Diddy. Really? Have you ever been to the mall and
seen a kid crying in a store? What happens next? While the mom may recognize
that the child is acting like a brat and needs a smack in the face, usually
the child gets a lollipop or pacifier. That's exactly what Diddy gave The Lox.
And now, The Lox have no more excuses. They could always blame their situation
on signing a bad deal and all that, but Puffy didn't make them sign a deal or
force them to squeeze into those shiny suits. Now The Lox have a real pressure
to perform because it's all on them. If they brick a few projects now, they
have no one to blame but themselves. And Diddy emerged from this whole mess
looking great. Props to Diddy for how he handled himself. I'm not the biggest
P.Diddy fan in the world but he handled himself like a gentleman in this situation
and did the right thing. But honestly, Diddy may not even believe The Lox can
sell, because you know he wouldn't just cut someone if he thought they were
going to make some serious cream. There may be more to this situation than Diddy
being a nice guy. Whatever the case, it's going to be interesting to see how
The Lox use their newfound freedom.
The big question I have over the Biggie "Duets" album is would
he have chosen to do a song with Nelly and Jagged Edge?
I am always going to be a Ghost fan, but isn't his new single "Back
Like That" like a part two to "Never be the Same Again"? "Be
Easy" was a dope buzz single and hopefully his album sounds more like that
then "Back Like That." Ghost told me that's not the single he would
have put out, but he has to have a joint that is "accessible to the masses."
I'm still copping two copies of the album.
And props to Saigon for surviving that incident. I'm sending Sai one
of those pieces from the back of The Source to wear in public so if someone
runs up on him he can give them that and be good.