Do I really want
to talk about this? Well, yes and no. Yes because it needs to be talked about.
No because I hate giving these skanks anymore publicity than they actually deserve.
I was on vibe.com the other day checking out what they had, and of course there
was a bit on Flavor of Love. It was a cool piece, but the best part about this
is the fact they had linked one of the skank's MySpace pages in the article.
I had to click it. I don't really stay on MySpace or even go there on a regular
basis, but this I had to see. I forget which skank had the MySpace page, but
by clicking her and then seeing her Top 8 and then the next girl's Top 8, I
was eventually able to find almost all the girl's pages (New York is single).
I can't say I'm surprised that they all have their own MySpace page I mean
if they'd show the TV world what little dignity they have why not show it on
the internet as well. Nibblz shows the classy pole in her living room and Buckwild
is apparently a comedian. It's not like anyone bought her accent before, but
now that we find out she's actually a comedian, I think that pretty much seals
the deal about her intentions not only on the show but with that "accent."
And Like Dat actually
has a publicist. What exactly does she need a publicist for? What would you
interview Like Dat about?
What do you think
She's fake. I may be big but I'm beautiful.
What was it like jumping in the pool in front of platinum-selling rappers?
It was wet. Like I said, I may be big but I'm beautiful. I'm repping for the
But we didn't say anything about your weight.
Good to see Axe
and Ludacris are helping frustrated guys everywhere learn how to get ladies.
Here's a press release I got might as well share it with everyone.
Since all guys
want to learn how to "click" with the ladies, AXE
wanted them to learn from the best - Ludacris. That's why AXE has
hooked Ludacris up with a decked-out Clix Tour Bus, the official
backstage area for the Release Therapy tour, that is a totally sick
place for him to hang with his friends and "click" with the ladies.
Complete with plasma screen TV's, a wireless Xbox with four wireless
controllers, a fully-stocked bar and plenty of snacks - it is the
ultimate place to hang while on tour.
There is no doubt
that a guy like Ludacris has got to keep count of all
the ladies checking him out. This tour is no exception. AXE hooked
Ludacris up with a pimped-out, gold-plated, diamond-studded clicker to
take to each city with him - no better reason to "click" with the
ladies than a 10-city club tour!
One thing I don't
want to start doing is talking about marketing plans and all that, because there
are so many crappy ideas out there that it has the ability of taking over this
column. However, no matter if you use Axe, Old Spice, or CVS brand soap, if
you have to click a clicker every time a female (or in Nick Lachey's case, anyone)
makes eye contact with you yet you go home empty-handed, something is not working.
And it's not too stereotypical is it that Axe gives Ludacris, in their own words,
a "pimped-out, gold-plated, diamond-studded clicker" is it? As long
as they're not feeding into the stereotypes too much.
And as long as
we're on the subject, what better place to bring the ladies than to a room with
an Xbox? Judging from past experience, most ladies don't like watching a bunch
of dudes play Madden. You've got to give Axe props for trying to pimp every
aspect of hip-hop, but there are a lot of holes in their plan and they definitely
need to tighten up.
And now on to Ras
Kass v Game. Probably the funniest/saddest thing going on with this situation
is the comments being left in the Ras Kass interview. If you say, I've never
heard Ras Kass' music but he's a pussy. Black Wallstreet for life, then it's
hard to take you seriously. If you like Game, that's your personal decision.
I'm not going to judge/criticize anyone for being a Game fan, but it really
seems like he has blind allegiance from a lot of kids. Compare Soul on Ice to
Game's The Documentary. If you're not familiar with Ras Kass, check out his
music and his history in the game. Read his interviews (there are four of them
right here on HHG). Find out if Ras Kass ever contradicts himself. See if he
makes sense when he talks. He's built a career on making good music. Even to
the most loyal Game fans, does it make sense that one of the most lyrical MC's
in the game would make up a story about getting hit in the head with a bottle
just to get some publicity? He's never had to do that and I highly doubt he
would do that now.
now there's Freddie Foxxx v Rakim. From reading MTV it doesn't sound like Bumpy
Knucks is too happy with Rakim. Out of all the people in hip-hop, it's safe
to say Freddie Foxxx is probably the only person with the credibility and respect
to say anything negative about Rakim. It's going to be interesting to see how
this one plays out. I highly doubt this could turn into an MC battle where they
trade tracks back and forth, but imagine how dope it would be if they actually
did. This is one of the only times I'd want to hear MC's dissing each other.
Although I really would like to hear what Game would say on a diss to Ras Kass.
Besides signing a bad deal, what exactly can Game really say? And even though
the Ras Kass diss to Game got some hate even from Ras Kass fans, I really don't
think he was trying too hard. I think he'll go for the signature punch if he
has to, but as of right now he hasn't really needed to.
Still no note from
Elite as to why he was removed from Diddy's Top 8. I will keep you posted though.
Here's a note to
up-and-coming MC's. Watch how and who you name-drop when attempting to get an
interview or songs posted. If you tell me DJ Drama's doing a Gangsta Grillz
for you, I will check up on it. If you say so-and-so co-signs for you and they're
producing for you, I will ask about that. Why? It's not because I don't believe
you (well, at least not completely) but if you shook hands with DJ Drama at
a show and took that to mean you're going to be on your album, then I'm going
to find out. If you don't have a major co-sign, just make good music. Honesty
means more than co-signs.
Co-signs are overrated
anyways because rappers just sign other rappers that will never be better than
them. Just check out the quality of the material when said rapper says, I got
a fire artist. And just translate "fire" to mean "a more pathetic
version of myself."
Is Gillie the Kid
going to drop anything besides Lil Wayne disses?
And is the LAPD
offering $50,000 for information about Biggie's death really going to solve
anything? Sadly it's looking like the window to solving this crime shut a long
One story DMX is
definitely going to have to elaborate on is how he impregnated a child because
he was raped by a woman. I'm not saying I don't believe him, but that story
is definitely out there. If that is true, I think that takes gold digging to
a whole new level. Kanye may have to tap DMX to do a remix.
It's going to be
very interesting to watch how Hip-Hop Weekly does. It's a good idea what Dave
Mays, Benzino and Mimi Valdes are doing. Hip-hop moves too fast to only be covered
on a monthly basis, but can they get enough content on a weekly basis? I was
telling you a long time ago not to count Dave Mays and Benzino out, now we're
going to see if I was right in saying that
I know this is
an easy time to say how wack hip-hop is, but if you haven't checked out the
Method Man and Roots albums then you should probably watch your mouth. If the
fans who sit around and complain all day would instead get up and look beneath
the surface (yeah, it's sad when looking for the Roots is beneath the surface)
(get it? Roots beneath the surface ), I'm pretty sure you'll find
some good music. I've gotten a couple good albums lately that are completely
off the radar, one is a dude from Baltimore named snaPz and another is a dude
from Colorado Springs named Distrakt. Their albums may not be high budget but
fuck it, I liked them. From the Roots and Method Man to artists like snaPz and
Distrakt, there is still plenty of good music out there. Just because it's not
coming from certain labels or media outlets doesn't mean you should stay mad
at the artists or the outlets. Just move on. If a station like BET is willing
to play what they play, they were never down with hip-hop to begin with because
what they do now lacks more balance than Juelz and Guerilla Black on a seesaw
(or elephants and ants for the Wu heads out there).
I have to get my
Tubgirls ready for next week. So far we're 2-1. This is my first year with a
fantasy football team and I haven't spent any time adjusting the roster or anything.
Now I think it's time to step it up since I'm 2-1 without doing anything. I'm
working hard to bring the trophy to HipHopGame. We got a big matchup next week.
Need a big week from Marc Bulger. Wish me luck.