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Don’t Be Mad

For what it’s worth, rappers tend to complain just a little too much.

Don’t get me wrong; it’s easy to get caught up in the rapture of label setbacks, album pushbacks and little feedback from the fans, but sometimes the bitchfits rapsters display are borderline primadonna-slash-tampon-too-deep unnecessary. I’m sure it’s frustrating as hell to be unable to release your music in a timely manner, see your original vision distorted by label politricks so dysmorphic that it hardly resembles the very thing you put your soul into and – if you’re a weed carrier – having to settle for the sloppy seconds (or worse) of your weed owner. Yet I’m sure there are roughly twenty broke people for every relatively well-off rapster that wishes they could be in their respective sneakers.

Which is why I don’t understand why Consequence has gone all Junior Healy towards both his fellow G.O.O.D. Music associates and benefactor lately, especially considering he has constantly been given the same if not more opportunities as his co-workers for much longer than they have, dating back to when he was implanted into his cousin Q-Tip’s crew A Tribe Called Quest to try to quell their then-bubbling to the surface issues during their Beats, Rhymes and Life days.

We all saw how well that idea went…

So now Cons seems to be feeling a certain way that Kanye is spending more quality time with someone who is arguably lyrically superior in Pusha T, and instead of voicing his concerns to his boss and coworker in private – you know, the stuff mature individuals tend to do – over a supposed “stolen” rap line [1] he laments in the only way a rapster seemingly knows how: via the Twitter.

Listen, I don’t know exactly what’s going on over there (or care), nor do I understand the dynamic between Consequence and everyone else over at G.O.O.D. Music (I’m just going to assume he at least doesn’t have an issue with the non-rapping members of that crew). However if you (or anybody for that matter) are frustrated that nobody’s fucking with you musically it’s relatively simple nowadays to get people to do so; hit the music circuit, flood the scene with good (no pun intended) music and generate a buzz/interest. And if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Resorting to throwing a temper tantrum is essentially counterproductive to any artist both established and aspiring, and for the most part none of us really give a shit about how you feel once the latest product from another artist whose music we like drops. Needless to say, stop bitching and get back to work.

[1] Everybody steals in rap music. This isn’t new, Dexter.

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