Hate it or love it?

While the whole Hip-Hop Is Dead yada-yada is pretty tedious, I can’t front, some weeks hip-hop looks to me like it’s flapping around on the floor, gasping for air. During my daily web rounds, I often keep a running tally on what’s good and what’s, well, so far from good. Here’s the love/hate rundown for today.

HATE-erade first, since you all seem to fiend for it endlessly:

1. More Bey-Z breakup rumors. (Link via Fresh.) Don’t know about all of you, but I can’t take another Page Six-style Jayoncé scandal. And not cause I’m sick of hearing about Hov and B, either. It’s because I know a lot of good girls out there that are living vicariously through that relationship. If Jay is not Captain Monogamy—if he’s indeed sexing Rihanna—and the crazy in love couple never makes it to the alter, it pretty much shatters the whole reformed thug/playboy fairy tale that so many females have been hanging on to. The consensus seems to be this: if the hottest chick in the game can’t keep her man faithful, what hope is there for the round-the-way girls?

2. The Tru-Life diss on Cam. Yep, he got some good jabs in. And yep, it did make the Cam/Jay (non)beef way less snooze-worthy. But when Tru says his Dominicans would put one in Cam’s face in broad daylight, I tend to believe him. What happened to his Beef DVD moment of clarity? Which brings me to my next item…

3. For the love of God, hip-hop, stop shooting. This includes all manner of staged publicity stunts as well as real, spontaneous, beef-induced gun battles.

4. The champagne boycott drags on. Can we keep it moving? Please?

5. If you didn’t know already, talking trash makes you popular in the workplace/blogosphere. Since that’s the case, feel free to get in on the He Said/She Said about hip-hop staffers over at Journalisticks.

On to the LOVE segment. The following things are keeping me from pulling out my hair right about now:

1. New York. Count me as one of the “three people who still care about New York.” Looks like there are a few others, too. (In fact, if a certain Canadian can get sorted on the paperwork front, she might just be calling the city home sometime in the near future.)

2. The following songs: Busta Rhymes’ “I Love My Bitch,” Cham’s West Coast remix for “Ridin’ Dirty,” Saigon’s “Don’t Do That,” Nelly Furtado and Timbo’s “Promiscuous.”

3. The Clipse might actually release an album sometime soon. Ditto for Saigon.

4. Hip-hop artists from all over the world gather tomorrow for a show in Vancouver that’s part of the World Urban Forum. Lots of good vibes and stuff.

5. The MuchMusic Video Awards were watchable this year. And Kardi got the respect he deserves. (Almost, anyway. Why was he not in the running for the Best Rap Video category?)

  • Phat Matt

    first

  • http://www.myspace.com/southpeezy Southpeezy

    yes, i too was wondering what happened to Tru’s moment of clarity after hearing his rant…oh yes, you should consider adding that latest Murs album to your LOVE list…

  • The ON1E

    you should add your bolg to the hate list…

  • rip

    in my opinion, classified (who won best rap video) is way overated in canada

  • 5%er

    ^^^Learn how 2 spell “blog”. Add your spelling 2 the Hate list…

  • The ON1E

    add your mom to the hate list…you’ve never had a typo? my bad you must be a god or something you faggot

  • The ON1E

    you part of the 5 percent that shouldve been aborted…damn i just ethered yo stupid AZ dick ridin ass

  • The ON1E

    fucking stupid new york idiot, get a hobby ho

  • The ON1E

    g

    o

  • J

    “THE ON1E” is really pressed. Scary….

  • http://www.myspace.com/lone_Nigerian lone Nigerian

    >“THE ON1E” is really pressed. Scary….

    agreed
    he’s tellin someone else to get a hobby but he has the time to write 3 consecutive, pointless comments about that person.
    maybe this is his hobby

  • The ON1E

    Sorry about being so angry. When you’re a repressed homosexual like I am it’s easy to be mad all the time.

  • http://HIPHOPBLOGSPOT.COM NYCE

    the on1e = ethered!!

  • youngdelta

    y does ur love seem like the nobody cares, and ur hates look like the only things that are still relatively interesting in hip hop. big up to the clipse!!!!!!! and saigon iz fuckin overated no where near papoose!!!!

  • CAMRUNFRMRUCKER

    THE NELLY FURTADO ALBUM IS TITE! YES, TIMBO MESSED UP ON BIG BANG…BUT HE REDEEMS HIMSELF ON “LOOOSE(HER ALBUM).” GO COP IT…

  • http://xxlmag.com exo

    word is that Clipse album will never see the light of this summer. i’m thinking about seeing if Bol can start one of those online petitions to get them off Jive. them crackers ain’t playin’ fair.

  • Lee

    Another good blog intresting read and funny as well.

  • P-Matik

    Hopefully you ain’t one of those people that want to move to NYC “just because it’s cool”. You’ll be running back to Canada.

  • Gutta

    tata u look good in your pic but your blogs are mad boring…sorry

  • Who Said What

    I don’t know anything about u or your blog but thought I
    would peep it and was feelin’ it for a few seconds but if
    these tracks keep u going…

    Busta Rhymes’ “I Love My Bitch,”
    Cham’s West Coast remix for “Ridin’ Dirty,”
    Saigon’s “Don’t Do That,”
    Nelly Furtado and Timbo’s “Promiscuous.”

    That is truly unbelievable! I figure we might both
    be females and might both love hip hop but besides
    that have nothing in common

    Love My Bitch one of several weak tracks off the big
    bang..will am i=hate him and his production
    (with the exception of him sampling nina simone on that mary j track..I love both mjb and nina so even though shit didnt work and he had to put his voice on the track..I still can bear to listen to it)

    Cham-West coast remix (honestly I didnt hear it
    so I’ll shut up..but I also had the chance to d/l it
    and passed again n again and have no interest in
    hearing it)

    Saigon-I LOVE!!! and been fiendin’ for a new track
    and then this!?! C’mon production was weak and
    lyrically it was aiight at best..made me sad since he
    NEEDS something to create a buzz if an album is
    to ever drop..I guess its going to be the greatest story never ever told..

    Nelly Furtado and Timbo’s “Promiscuous”
    I know ppl are loving this but WHO. I hated it
    the first time I heard it and hearing it everywhere
    has only mad me dislike it more, if thats possible

    I guess I’m drinking that haterade, but can’t believe
    u have a blog on xxl and this is the shit u co-sign *smh*

    but I guess xxl is whatver…the recent issue was
    garbage..maybe hip hop is dying…didnt think about
    it til NOW

  • BOL

    I’m a sexually repressed black male. I need a white girl…NOW!

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  • Blaq Thought

    Big shot out to Kardinal Official. He and Choclair don’t get alot of props but their music is better than some of this stateside shit, 4real!

  • The Critic

    Who are you and why do you have a damn blog. By the way URBANOLOGY is the best thing from Canada in terms of Hip-Hop.

  • http://MINDSTATELA AM I TRIPPIN YALL

    NELLY FURTADO OVA THIS DUMB BITCH TARA HENLEY ANY DAY.