“Look at this nigga Jay frontin’ tryin’ to take my shine/I didn’t say this verbally, just had some shit on my mind.”—Memphis Bleek
Paul Wall and Chamillionaire reunion? I wouldn’t hold my breath. And the reason Paul Wall didn’t make that Houston cover a few months back was because he was busy shooting a segment for the XXL DVD. What’s more important than that?
I don’t know how y’all feel but I never bought this Foxy Brown is def shit. Just a gut feeling. Guess if I’m wrong I’m goin’ to hell, but oh well.
So since Oprah’s now doin’ the Ed Lover dance, I guess it’s up to Bill Cosby to prove he’s the president of the OBBFWHHHCC a.k.a. the Older Bougie Black Folks Who Hate Hip-Hop Culture Coalition. My wife hit it on the head this morning, this nigga really thought his show had the power to breed a generation of Theo Huxtables. Yup, hate it or love it, Tupac Shakur was a little more influential than Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
Why do star-studded remixes for songs like “Gettin’ Some” and “Conceited” come out way after the original song is played out. Seriously, how long are we supposed to wait to hear Jay-Z over that Rick Ross shit?
Still don’t get this Jay-Z and 50 Cent sharing Freeway thing. Feels like something fishy goin’ on. And does anyone really want a Young Chris solo album?
How come no one is talking about Mase anymore? He put out one bullshit mixtape and we want to send him back to church. Is he gonna have to go on the radio and talk reckless like Fresh to get Puff to Monty Hall with 50 Cent. Chuuuch!
LL’s G-Unit record sounds like an “In Da Club (Remix).” (Maybe Miss O should add it to her Ipod playlist.) Still it sounds better than anything on Todd Smith.
I don’t give a fuck who’s in or who’s out in Boyz N Da Hood. We want Jeezy! Snow, snow baby!
Uncle Murder scares me. Don’t tell anyone.
It’s crazy how Cam’ron hypes up his albums for so long that by the time they drop he’s got no buzz. Real heads are always disappointed ’cause we know all the songs already from the mixtapes. Still you know we’re coming back a few months later to praise what a sick genius he is. Seriously, who rhymes about havin’ the shits. It’s the movement! A bowel movement!
Who woke Marley Marl out his coma?
Sorry, Tribe: Rap reunions never, ever work. Ask Brand Nubian. Look at the Fugees. Foolery.
Joe Budden is never coming out on Def Jam. I hope I’m wrong but y’all know I’m not.
Is Redman somewhere purchasing a new refrigerator?
“Lord Give Me A Sign” is the best DMX song he’s made in a long-ass time. But that ain’t saying much.
Did that Lil Flip album ever come out? Game over? T.I. really Ja-d him.
Now that hyphy didn’t blow up as much as we thought it would, is Lil Jon gonna bring crunk back? Or are we gonna keep snappin’ our fingers like the Fonz?
There’s 3 books that need to be written about hip-hop. The Rise and Fall of The Source magazine. The history of NY’s Hot 97 and an unauthorized (that’s right, feelings must be hurt) bio of Jay-Z. I’m gonna do one of them. Just haven’t figured out which one.
Now for this breaks shit. Seriously, you geeks just don’t get it. I’ve always acknowledged that I’m a huge fan of the-breaks site. The Breakaday thing is just a chance for me to share some music from my crazy record collection. The only response you ingrates should have is thank you.
For the record: Any song I put up I own. You Preemo disciples should note I don’t even list the rap song that used it. You “snitches” in the comments section play name that tune and blow up the spot. So if the-breaks has the song already listed in the forums, I shouldn’t put it up? Nigga please. Tried that and you know what happens—it’s then added to the-breaks site by some kid named pc25.
Damned if I do. Damned if I don’t. So I won’t… stop that is. Plus the column helps me expense my fiendish music-coppin’ habit. I got to hold on to my receipt like the Isley Brothers. Eat your heart out, haters.