First off, HipHopGame
has to send out our condolences to Jay Dees family and friends.
What a surprise this was. We all knew he was having health problems, but I dont
think any of us knew it was this bad. Its a sad time for Hip Hop losing
him. Before Donuts came out, I was talking to his publicist
about doing an interview with J.Dilla. She said he wasnt doing any interviews,
period. Most of the times when you hear about artists not doing interviews,
its because they think they can give a more mysterious vibe.
I wish that were the case right now. Rest in Peace Jay Dee, you will
definitely be missed.
As if Jay Dees untimely passing wasnt enough, we also have to deal
with this shooting that went down at Bustas video shoot. There
are a lot of rumors going around, and no one is talking, yet. I know about the
whole snitching concept, but does anyone else think Busta should at least encourage
whoever did it to step forward? I mean, his bodyguard is dead. Its not
like his bodyguard fired off shots and killed someone else. I think this whole
code of silence thing is going to fall soon. Would guys like Busta
rather stay silent, get subpoenaed, and go to jail, or would they rather cooperate
and be able to stay on the other side of the bars to promote their album? Every
one gets this fucked up and its time to set the record straight: there
are gangsters in rap, but rap is not gangster. Think of every talented person
in Hip Hop that lost their life. Stop the violence!
Heres another thing that should be stopped: teachers using the n-word.
An old white teacher in Jefferson County, Kentucky recently got suspended for
calling one of his black students the n-word. Paul Dawson, the politically correct
teacher, said that he was repeating the same insult back to his student and
thats what hes been trained to do. Last time I checked,
no superintendent has ever held a workshop for teachers on how to insult your
students and properly drop n-bombs on them. Good to see Kentuckys tax
dollars at work. Paul, did you actually think that was a good insult
to say to your freshman student? Score one for Paul, he really showed his student.
Lets not forget that good ol Paul is an AP English teacher. Wouldnt
an AP English teacher have a little better vocab and not be trying to play the
dozens with his students? His kids are going to be VERY well-prepared for college.
When in doubt, drop the n-bomb. He said that it wasnt that bad
because he adds an h to the end of it to really emphasize that its
not the -er version of the word. Phew. As long as theres an
h there Paul, its all good. Do you also add zs to your
students papers whenever theres an s? Do you require
your students to use tha or da instead of the?
Paul even went on to draw a diagram of the -a version and the -er
version and told the reporter, a younger black woman who looked like she wanted
to kill Paul, the difference between the two words. This guy got a 10-day suspension
and was ordered to attend diversity training. Im sure thats going
to help a lot. I can see Paul and his magic marker diagrams getting a lot of
help there. Maybe he can learn some other racial slurs so he can show his students
of other ethnicities just how down he is.
Is anyone else surprised at the timing of D-Blocks recent diss
to 50, Im Sorry Miss Jackson? I knew it was only a matter
of time, you knew it was only a matter of time, and 50 knew it was only a matter
of time before someone jacked that beat. Props to 50 Cent for setting
the record for having the most diss songs. Everyone has come at 50 Cent at one
time or another. That means he must be doing something right to get all this
attention. Back to the diss track. Did anyone get flashbacks of 3rd grade when
they heard the track? Calling him a girl is not really going to do a lot but
make you look youre nine years-old. Whats next? Is someone going
to pass notes about Miss Jackson? Is someone going to not pick him
for touch football? Red rover red rover, send 50 Cent over. I really dont
get the timing of the track and I really dont think its worth it
for anyone to come at 50 right now. If Jada and Fat Joe couldnt shut down
his career last year at this time, who can? At the end of the day, people really
arent going to take sides like Im riding with Jadakiss.
Jadas not letting you into his car, and neither is anyone else. Lets
reset what Joell Ortiz said awhile ago in his column. He was saying how
its dumb that people take sides and he made reference to a guy that wouldnt
want to see a stripper dance to a 50 Cent song but it would be ok to see her
dance to a Fat Joe song. Who cares? Titties are titties no matter who theyre
Props to U2 for their Grammy acceptance speech. Did you see how they
big-upped everyone? Hip Hop should take a lesson from that. This made me flash
back to my early days when I started doing interviews. I would always ask the
artist what the last five discs in their player were. No one would ever say
any Hip Hop artists. Everyones scared to big up someone else. Thats
not a myth or a conspiracy, thats true. How often do you hear someone
say his shit is dope. I bet Krupnik says that. What a great name
that is. Doesnt that name just sound like someone who grabs feces and
smears it on little girls?
And what was up with Kanyes sunglasses? Did he steal those from
the old folks home? Was the room really that bright? Note to Kanye: you
dont need glasses as big as your ego.
Can we finally stop it with all these freestyle tracks? There is
nothing more tiring than hearing someone jack a beat and flow and call it a
track. All most guys are doing is changing a word or two around and calling
it a day. Part of being an artist is showing your ear and grind to get quality
beats. Thats why you have to respect unsigned artists like St. Laz
because he gets beats. He has a million beats and about two million producers.
Anyone can buy an instrumental tape, go home, and make a mixtape in the same
night. Thats not hard. Show some creativity.
Hows this to show that the next generation of kids are going to be pussies?
Theres a Safe Samurai Swordplay gym for kids in New York.
Did shooting a ball at a basket go out of style? Is it not cool to knock on
doors and get a game of football together? No. Its way more cool to roll
up to the styrofoam dojo and get it on with some rubber swords. Nothing says
competition quite like simulating dungeons and dragons. Nothing builds mental
toughness like jabbing your opponent with a styrofoam stick. Mark my words:
the next generation of kids are going to be pussies. Between the internet, video
games, and now styrofoam swordfighting, the future is not looking too bright.
Kanye can take off those sunglasses.