Speaking So Freely

In this business, we hold our tongues often. Shit, I don’t write too much here because my words hurt. Running this magazine is my daily operation, so I gots to be careful with what I can or can’t say. The streets have no conscience however. And neither does the rap industry. People in it gossip like little schoolgirls at a sleepover.

Below are 10 things that rap fans and industry scum agree on but are afraid to admit. Go to a barbershop, ride a subway train, hang out a record label or studio for more than an hour or two, and prove me wrong. What y’all chumps need a disclaimer? It’s the views of the consensus and not necessarily YN’s. Still you close-minded hypocrites will probably point the finger of blame at me anyway. Oh well: There’s a reason this shit is called It Is What It Is.

10 Things Hip-Hop Heads Feel But Are Afraid To Admit

1. Jay-Z was foul for the way he handled his split with Dame Dash.
2. 2Pac is not the greatest rapper of all time.
3. Through the years, DJ Premier has fallen off.
4. Funkmaster Flex was never a great DJ.
5. Lupe Fiasco is overrated.
6. We only dig The Roots as a back-up band.
7. All posthumous rap albums suck.
8. We really can’t defend the misogyny, violence and ignorance in our music. Sorry Oprah.
9. We only respect the idea of artistic longevity.
10. Neither Papoose nor any of these new generation New York rappers are going to bring the Big Apple back.

Bonus: Broke or not, Suge Knight still scares the shit out of us.

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    Sh*it, I proudly proclaim all of these except for 1,6, and 9.

    I don’t think any of these except for
    8 and the bonus are REALLY taboo.

    Unless this post was supposed to be sarcastic.

  • P-Matik

    11. Biggie was not the greatest rapper either.
    12. People need to stop misusing the term “backpacker”.

  • Belize

    -2Pac is not the greatest rapper of all time.
    ^^^haaa u obviosly been fukkin wit bol’s cracky ass crackers

    -All posthumous rap albums suck.
    ^ naw pac’s better days helped a lot of niggaz in iraq…and HELLO makaveli is a classic…google that shit

    -None of these new generation New York rappers are gonna bring the Big Apple back.
    ^SAIGON biaatch…well if he ever drops a CD

  • Belize

    By the way u jacked this column from some other nigga ELLY…stop swagger jackin:

    PEEP: http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=3187#comments

  • http://hypebeast.com/lupefiasco 2chéLupe

    5. Lupe Fiasco is overrated.

  • k. from around the way

    #11. hiphop thing

    A lot of the hot songs coming out of the south right now won’t have a shelf life pass 2-3 years…

    it will suffer the same fate as “miami bass music”…

  • http://nahright.com eskay

    >>2Pac is not the greatest rapper of all time.

    realest shit you ever wrote

  • http://www.myspace.com Rey

    How About This, you fucking sellout piece of shit: Number 11-50 CENT IS FUCKING TRASH, AND THE SECOND HE STOPS SELLING RECORDS YOUR COSIGNING ASS WONT EVEN RETURN HIS PHONE CALLS! Oh Wait, you still love his magic stick even tho g unit doesn’t sell shit anymore. Fuck You, Sellout Nig.

  • Black London….

    11. XXL Mag will NEVER live up to the Legendary Status The Source had during 1988-1999.

    12. The Source will NEVER EVER get back to its Legendary Status.

  • king douche

    pretty on point with all of em

  • PAYCHEXX

    YN U ARE A SERIOUS G-UNIT DICK SUCKER, MAN. LUPE OVERRATED? 2PAC IS THE GREATEST CUZ 10 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH MUTHAFUCKAS STILL WANNA BE HIM.
    PREMMO WORKIN WITH CHRISTINA AGULIERA CO-SIGN THE FALL OFF. SO U R SAYIN LIFE AFTER DEATH SUCKS? AS SOON AS NEW YORK JUST DO THEM AND STOP COMPLAININ LIKE BITCHES, THE EAST COAST WILL BE STRONG, RIGHT NOW THE CLIPSE ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT REPPIN EAST COAST(REAL TALK),NO WONDER WHY HOV COMING TO SAVE NEW YORK. MAN FUCK SUGE KNIGHT, NIGGA BLEED RED LIKE YOU DO NIGGA. ONLY 2 THINGS BREAK UP NIGGAS TEAMS, THATS MONEY AND BITCHES. SO HOV AND DAME HAD A FIGHT ABOUT ONE OF THE TWO. I SEE A PATTERN HERE, WHENEVER ANOTHER REGION BLOWS UP, NEW YORK NIGGAS GET MAD, YALL RUNNIN SHIT FROM 1977 TIL BOUT 88 OR 87 NWA AND WEST COAST BLOWS UP, WEST COAST RUNNIN IT NOW FROM 88- 95, UN TIL EASTCOAST GET MAD AND PUT OUT SOME DOPE ASS SHIT LIKE NAS AND BIGGIE THE WU, EASTCOAST WAS SAYIN SOME SHIT ABOUT THE WEST THEN. EVEN HOV ADMITTED ON 22 2S THAT YALL TIRED OF WEST COAST REIGN, EAST VS WEST BEEF POPS OFF. PAC AND BIG DIED. EAST RUNNIN IT NOW FROM 96-99-2000 AND NOW SOUTH RUNNIN THIS SHIT, NOW THE EAST CANT STAND IT.

  • http://www.papoose.net Stefan Urkelle

    dats whut im sayin’ Lupe is overrated by who … if anybody is overated, it would have to be the 1.5 million dollar man

  • Danja29

    Pac fans are gonna be maaaaaaaaad. With them, you either gotta agree that he’s THEE absolute greatest without a shadow of doubt, or you’re just dead-ass wrong.

    And #11: so-called “real hip-hop”, for all of its integrity, is also pretty boring.

  • Brown N.

    Fear Mr. Yellow,

    I appreciate a person in your position speaking candidly. We don’t get enough of that.

    How did you intend “9. We only respect the idea of artistic longevity” to be parsed? Do you mean that the only thing we respect is artistic longevity (I disagree)? Or do you mean that we respect the idea, but not the actuality (I do agree that lots of people think this way)?

  • G Off

    #1 is hard to co-sign or argue against when we really don’t know what happened. If Jay was tired of Dame’s asshole antics and wanted to do his own thing as a businessman, there is some validity to his actions. If he just dropped his ass like that, then yeah, that’s fucked.

    If you guys (literally, you) can do some digging and figure out more info from people who were working with Rocafella during that time that rumors of a split were coming out, we would all be a lot more informed.

    One thing we do know, it wasn’t because of the masters to Reasonable Doubt or the Rocafella name. Those were just things they dealt with in the divorce.

  • Black London….

    11. XXL Mag will NEVER live up to the Legendary Status The Source had during 1988-1999.

    12. The Source will NEVER EVER get back to its Legendary Status.

    13. Big Tigger is a Certified FAG!

  • B

    I’ve read,read,and re-read but i honestly cant disagree with any of those declarations,#8 especially.I tend to think they edited Luda’s responses on Oprah because she’s compassionate and didn’t want the world to see him embarrasass himself with double talk.

  • LBDII

    I like Lupe alot but the main thing I didnt like was saying wasnt the best ever. Then who is and I know you dont think Biggie I mean jay is a close second and by the way who the hell cares what he did to Dame.

  • SCORPIO1970

    Here we go,
    1. It was not foul. Dame thought because he had the greatest rapper on the label they started he was a great businessman. NO! He belittled Jay Z every opportunity he got. Do you remember your magazine’s article about Jay Z wanting to act? Dame shitted on him and his lack of presence. In addition, he is an asshole. How do you treat someone like him foul? Now without Jay Z, he is in a distribution deal with KOCH. Obviously with all of the labels on this planet, there was a bigger problem than just Jay Z.
    2. Agreed, but he had the most range as far as believable subject matter.
    3. Yes
    4. Indeed
    5. Vs. who, most of the rappers suck right now. The reason he is not overrated is because he is a breath of fresh air in this industry of vomit.
    6. Now, yes, earlier in their career, no. Questlove is still a sick ass drummer though.
    7. Especially the ones with lyrics from songs on albums that are already out. (Stop that shit DIDDY) I don’t want to hear another NEW cd that I know most of the verses.
    8. It is a problem. We need to address it for the sake of OUR daughters and sons.
    9. Longevity has been overrated for a while now. Especially when you are offering the audience nothing but your name and face. LL, if you no longer can write your own lyrics, STOP! Could you imagine Biggie with a ghostwriter? I don’t even like the shit 50 writes for himself.
    10. It will from now on be about beats, hooks and payola. The world we live in is wack. But ultimately who cares what the masses like? Hammer and Vanilla Ice are still two of the top 10 selling rappers EVER. Don’t forget McDonald’s is by far the most popular restaurant and their food sucks.
    Bonus Especially now since he isn’t rich. That’s worse than when he had money.

  • djme11

    I like this article eventho someone wrote it b4 someone blew ur spot and even if it was u which it still sounds like it might have been because u like to hide ur identity eventho we see ur ass on mtv or some other hip hop shit most of the shit u said is pretty crazy and its cool to see all this other shit people are able to say now lol u leading the way it looks like so thats cool. I believe most of the shit people wrote because most of this shit is true and this is what the internet is for people can now see what we really think so this world is changing alot but who knows man but good read right here.

  • raul

    these ain’t yn views this is just what people are saying

  • Sammy Sam

    ^^^ captain save-a-quasi-blogger

  • http://UG-RS.com Tyler

    Shit dawg’ if U was keepin’it hood and speakin’ on everything ‘dat people U have come in contact wit’ been tellin’ your ass then why did U stop at 10 things? Scared 4 your job? U should have kept it goin’ & put all that shit out there that we are really tryin’ 2 tell people like U in a position of power to not only change hip hop for the better but 2 help make a world of difference in a lot of areas. If U guys would only really listen 2 what we are sayin’. . . And yea’ 2pac might not have been the greatest MC but he was a better man and a more true nigga than most of the other bitch ass niggas ‘dat U can put on that MC’s list ‘dats why people call him the greatest U stupid fucks. . .

  • Franc-O-

    Fuck u 2pac is still and always be da best rappa alive

  • Sonny Cheeba

    11. XXL Mag will NEVER live up to the Legendary Status The Source had during 1988-1999.

    12. The Source will NEVER EVER get back to its Legendary Status.

    13. Big Tigger is a Certified FAG!

    14. Young Jeezy really does SUCK… “Aaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy- Let’s get it..” Get the fuck outta here negro!

  • PAYCHEXX

    CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT DO YALL EXPECT FROM HIP HOP? HIP HOP ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT GUNS,HOES, SAYIN SOMETHIN MEANINGFUL, HAVIN FUN, FLOSSIN AND MORE GUNS , HOES MATERIALS SHIT, PREACHIN ABOUT SHIT. WHAT THE FUCK ARE U LOOKIN FOR!!!!!!!! IM TIRED OF HEARING HIPHOP DEAD SHIT, THAT NEED TO STOP FOR REAL. THERE LITTLE BROTHER, THERE YOUNG JEEZY, THERE KANYE WEST, THERE GHOSTFACE KILLAH, THERE DEM FRANCHISE BOYZ. I MEAN WHAT ARE U LOOKIN FOR!!!!!!! 4 DIFFERENT TYPE OF MUSIC. IT OUT THERE U GOTTA FIND IT NOW. ANOTHER THING IS ALL THE MCS FROM “THE GOLDEN ERA” DONT DROP SHIT ANYMORE OR THEY’RE DEAD!!!!!!! STOP THE BITCHING PLEASE!!!

  • LONZO

    TUPAC is the greatest, realest, truest rapper ever. PERIOD. If u disagree u don’t know hip hop and u need to buy his cd’s and LISTEN to his words, flow, and lyrics……oh and correction lupe isn’t overated he’s just different u ignorant fucks. 50 CENT IS OVERATED!!!!! If tupac and biggie were alive they’d just laught at his fake, snitchin, singin ass.

  • Toine

    BIGGY = BEST EVER

  • http://myspace.com/alevyn Alevyn

    U KNOW WHAT U RIGHT

  • HollyHood Izzle

    A pimp, hate it or love it, but the motha fuckin list is real talk. Yall niggaz on these websites b 2 fuckin sensitive. Get ur panties out ur ass, every nigga don’t feel how u feel and the truth hurts

  • http://www.saywordatl.com Jo Van Gogh

    Co-signs the list!

    You dudes are so sensitive. Go get a tampon or sum’n

  • Lee

    truth hurtz. But on the real tho 2pac is the greatst rapper dead and when he was alive YELLOW NIG ment to say Biggie Smalls.Rappers don’t start trends they jump on dicks. Thats why there bloods and crips.
    P.S. Suge Knight Does not leave any one shook right?

  • projectnrm

    I’ll co-sign on all of these except for 1, 5, and 6. Reasons why:

    1. The man is keeping the masters to homie’s debut album! That shit is just wrong. Dame deserves worse than he got.

    5. On the subject of Lupe, I didn’t think too much of him after the guest verse on “Touch the Sky”, but after listening to the mixtapes, I don’t see how anyone can doubt dude. Especially when so far, this year’s most auspicious hip hop debut has been Yung Joc.

    6. At least two of my ten favorites songs ever are from the Roots: “You Got Me” and “Star (Pointro)”. Even though they did kick ass at Jay-Z Unplugged.

  • datniggamac

    PAYCHEXX please stop bitchin…. Don’t be mad cuz the south got exposed for what it really is and now ya’ll time is up…. I give it about 3 months.

    p.s. don’t respond or I’ll jus laugh at you leave you typin to yourself

  • Black London….

    11. XXL Mag will NEVER live up to the Legendary Status The Source had during 1988-1999.

    12. The Source will NEVER EVER get back to its Legendary Status.

    13. Big Tigger is a Certified FAG!

    14. Young Jeezy really does SUCK… “Aaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy- Let’s get it..” Get the fuck outta here negro!

    15. Slick Rick & Monie Love are both Londoners!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/therapistmusic Therapist

    2. 2Pac is not the greatest rapper of all time.

    fuck outta here

  • datniggamac

    I agree w/ everything except #10 & #11

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    all true. end of.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com jayhustler

    I agree with #2 & #7 to the INFINITE. Maybe “The Shining” by J.Dilla will change my perspective on #7.

  • Dooce

    Unlucky #6. “We only dig The Roots as a back-up band.” The “We” pertains only to you GGGGG-Unit cock riding fools that can’t see true music (read: music, not limited to Hip-Hop) for what it is. Yellow Man, we all know you have Iovine’s balls in your mouth and that’s why you feel the need to cum out the side of your mouth with that statement.

    Look, leave the Roots, Lupe, Talib, Mos & Common to the so called “conscious” fans which leads right into your #8 which I totally agree with: “We really can’t defend the misogyny, violence and ignorance in our music.”

    That’s why The Roots reign supreme, because they don’t have to defend shit, neither does Premier. It’s Hip-Hop, not Rap. Get it straight dickhead, they are who they are. You can spit Mr. Jackson’s babies out now.

    1ne,
    Dooce – Dallas, Texas

  • Matt

    You obviously haven’t heard Premo’s new shit with AZ, Royce da 5’9″, Cormega or Termanology. All bangers, and better than any shit from G-Unit or whoever else you’s nuts your hanging on. And you’ve obviously forgotten about ‘Do You Want More’, ‘Illadelph Halflife’ or ‘Things Fall Apart’ to think The Roots are only good for a backing band

  • Black London….

    11. XXL Mag will NEVER live up to the Legendary Status The Source had during 1988-1999.

    12. The Source will NEVER EVER get back to its Legendary Status.

    13. Big Tigger is a Certified FAG!

    14. Young Jeezy really does SUCK… “Aaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy- Let’s get it..” Get the fuck outta here negro!

    15. Slick Rick & Monie Love are both Londoners!!

    16. Sales wise: Jay-Z will make more from the ‘Hip Hop is Dead…the N’ Lp then Nas.

  • Whoa

    this nigga iz stupid 2PAC IZ DA GREATES RAPPER U BITCH WATCH UR BAC WHEN U GET TO LA SAIGON CAN BRING NY BAC

  • Whoa

    1. Vibe mag iz a piece of shit
    2. Young Jeezy cant rap(true)
    3 Snap muzik iz gay gangstaz dont snap
    4. Jay-Z iz NOT da greatset rapper alive
    5. Eminem iz betta than most black rappers out there
    6. Ready to die wazn’t all that great
    7. The Source will NEVER EVER get back to its Legendary Status. Yea Yea
    8. all of lil jon beats are da same
    9.tha term “suk my dick” in rap means ur gay
    10. and yes Big tigger iz a fag lol lol lol BITCHES!

  • Black London….

    11. XXL Mag will NEVER live up to the Legendary Status The Source had during 1988-1999.

    12. The Source will NEVER EVER get back to its Legendary Status.

    13. Big Tigger is a Certified FAG!

    14. Young Jeezy really does SUCK… “Aaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy- Let’s get it..” Get the fuck outta here negro!

    15. Slick Rick & Monie Love are both Londoners!!

    16. Sales wise: Jay-Z will make more from the ‘Hip Hop is Dead…the N’ Lp then Nas.

    17. Paul Wall DID NOT GO Platinum. He just SHIPPED 1 million units. The crack-head sold like 400,000 and some change. LOOK IT UP IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME!!

    18. Only white people think Eminem is the greaest rapper alive!! ASK THEM IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME!!

  • Black London….

    9 More Things Hip-Hop Heads Feel But Are Afraid To Admit

    11. XXL Mag will NEVER live up to the Legendary Status The Source had during 1988-1999.

    12. The Source will NEVER EVER get back to its Legendary Status.

    13. Big Tigger is a Certified FAG!

    14. Young Jeezy really does SUCK… “Aaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy- Let’s get it..” Get the fuck outta here negro!

    15. Slick Rick & Monie Love are both Londoners!!

    16. Sales wise: Jay-Z will make more from the ‘Hip Hop is Dead…the N’ LP then Nas.

    17. Paul Wall DID NOT GO Platinum. He just SHIPPED 1 million units. The crack-head sold like 400,000 and some change. LOOK IT UP IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME!!

    18. Only white people think Eminem is the greaest rapper alive!! ASK THEM IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME!!

    19. DEEP DOWN Black People all over New York (especially the ‘Hood Niggas’)are happy that Nicholas “Fat Nick” Minucci was sentenced to 15 years in prison for fracturing the skull of a Brotha, a Blackman, while calling him a NIGGER.

    DEEP DOWN they’re all saying “YESSSSSS fuck dat craka muthafucka…Nah’mean…crackaz cant use dat word…Nah’mean, word iz born”.

  • face

    11. BET Suckz Ballz

    12. Commercial Radio is brainwashing the listeners

    13. Hip Hop needz 2 make relevant, up-lifting subject matter more appealing.

    14. WW3 is brewing, watch tha newz bitches!

  • Prince of the South

    Until more than three people in New York go multiplatinum (Jay, 50, and Banks) then NY will never come back. All these new rappers are too busy trying to sound like someone that made it, you have to create your own style, go all the way left b/c that’s when people are going to listen. That’s why the south on top right now, it’s different from what’s out there. East and West coast all I’ll blow your head off and I’m so Gangsta all the time, in the south it’s not laid on as thickly. People get tired of hearing about someone you shot ten years ago.

  • UnFaded Disciple

    How is Lupe overrated? You could’ve gave your reasons for that?

    And he didn’t drop an album yet? You mad cuz he getting attention now?

  • wong pow

    I AGREE WITH NUMBER 2

    2PAC IS NOT THE BEST (RAPPER)

    WHY? BECAUSE HE WAS A REAL NIGGA

    YA DIG

  • SOUTHSIDE 13

    BIGGIE IS BETTER THAN PAC.EMINEM IS BETTER THAN JAY-Z AND MORE THAN HALF THE RAPPERS EVER.BANKS GONNA BRING NY BACC.IM FROM THE WESTCOAST.FUCC THE RADIO JUST LISTEN 2 MY IPOD.WUT HE SAID ABOUT THE ROOTS IS TRUE # 8 ALSO TRUE.BUY OR DOWNLOAD THE NEW ROSCOE CD I LUV CALI.FUCC LA PURO IE.FUCC SUGE JUST BUST OUT WITH MY STRAP.MOST OF THE SOUTH IS WHACK(LIL WAYNE,ALL OF SWISHA HOUSE SO FAR,CHAMILLIONARE,D4L,DFB,TRILLVILLE,YOUNG JOC,YING YANG TWINS,BUBBA SPARXX NOW.MOSTLY ALL THAT GAY SHIT ON THE RADIO.)THE TIGHT MUTHAFUCCERS FROM THE SOUTH(Z-RO,LUDACRIS,UGK,SCARFACE,YOUNG BUCK,BG,STAT QUO,LIL SCRAPPY,3 6 MAFIA,PROJECT PAT,TRAE,YOUNG JEEZY,DAVID BANNER,LIL FLIP,D-TAY,C-MURDER,ALLSTAR,HI-C, AND OTHER FOOS 2)

  • SOUTHSIDE 13

    OH YEAH THE YAYO ALBUM IS ACTUALLY GOOD

  • Black London….

    10 MORE Things Hip-Hop Heads Feel But Are Afraid To Admit

    11. XXL Mag will NEVER live up to the Legendary Status The Source had during 1988-1999.

    12. The Source will NEVER EVER get back to its Legendary Status.

    13. Big Tigger is a Certified FAG!

    14. Young Jeezy really does SUCK… “Aaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy- Let’s get it..” Get the fuck outta here negro!

    15. Slick Rick & Monie Love are both Londoners!!

    16. Sales wise: Jay-Z will make more from the ‘Hip Hop is Dead…the N’ LP then Nas.

    17. Paul Wall DID NOT GO Platinum. He just SHIPPED 1 million units. The crack-head sold like 400,000 and some change. LOOK IT UP IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME!!

    18. Only white people think Eminem is the greaest rapper alive!! ASK THEM IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME!!

    19. DEEP DOWN Black People all over New York (especially the ‘Hood Niggas’)are happy that Nicholas “Fat Nick” Minucci was sentenced to 15 years in prison for fracturing the skull of a Brotha, a Blackman, while calling him a NIGGER.

    DEEP DOWN they’re all saying “YESSSSSS fuck dat craka muthafucka…Nah’mean…crackaz cant use dat word…Nah’mean, word iz born”.

    20. R&B and Pop, R&Pop or whatever will be what brings back BAD BOY Records not Hip Hop.

    Yung Joc’s and P.Diddy’s (diddy, Puff Puffy or whatever) bullsh!tty albums do not count, cos those arent Hip Hop albums.

    …and by bring back I mean to ship (not sell…what up Paul Wall) just over 1 Million units.

  • the postman

    DJ Premier has not fallen off.
    He get a nice fuck*ng check for Xtina and keep producing bangers (Termanology, Keith Murray…)

  • St. Silas

    The Jews are Black. Jeremiah 14:2

    http://www.theholyconceptionunit.org

  • Whoa!

    fuk u prince of da south u bitch ama See u fagot

  • Doughboy

    Your right 2pac is not the greatest rapper of all time! He is my favorite rapper but greatest rapper of all time is almost always soemones personal preference

    P.S G Unit is gonna be prove that there ain’t no comign back from gold

  • DJ Lucky Luke

    I got you on 1-10 and the bonus…
    Only #3 could be disputed–the West almost exclusively uses Dre, and these new niggaz just don’t fuck with Premier because NY is dead. The South doesn’t need Premier b/c we have our own DJ’s, like Lucky Luke.

  • Robby Tom

    all true, especially number 2,

  • Enlightened

    Yellow Nigga (and everybody else you say is the consensus)
    YOU’RE WRONG NIGGA

    2PAC IS THE GREATEST “RAPPER” OF ALL TIME
    IT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE

    HOWEVER, what you mean to say is HE’S NOT THE GREATEST LYRICIST OF ALL TIME

    There’s a difference. When it comes to punchlines, being witty, switching up flows and all the things that make a GREAT LYRICIST. He’s not the greatest. That wasn’t his aim.
    But if you want to TALK STRAIGHT LYRICISTS, niggas like RAS KASS & COMMON RANK AHEAD of BIGGIE AND JAY-Z.
    But it takes more than that.

    RAPPERS WANT THEIR WORDS TO INFLUENCE PEOPLE as well as entertain. SIMPLE AS THAT. You can not in anyway deny that he influenced more people than anyone.
    IF 2PAC WOULD HAVE CALLED A “MILLION MAN MARCH” MORE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE SHOWED UP THAN THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON, MILLION MAN MARCH, AND THE MILLIONS MORE MARCH – PUT TOGETHER.

    IN NEW YORK OR WHEREVER YOU HANG – THE “rap fans and industry scum” MAY NOT FEEL 2PAC IS THE GREATEST. WE KNOW THE EAST COAST MEDIA DOESN’T BECAUSE

  • Enlightened

    continued

    the East Coast media claims Biggie. So if the media doesn’t say it WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK IS SAYING IT? WHY ARE WE EVEN HAVING THIS DISCUSSION? IT’S BECAUSE THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE “STREETS” IN AMERICA SAY IT.

    EMINEM AND MASE AT ONE TIME SAID IT WAS THEIR OPINION THAT 2PAC WAS THE GREATEST (I beliieve it was in your magazine) and this is right after he SHITTED ON BOTH OF THEIR BOSSES. THEY STILL HAD TO GIVE IT UP

  • Darryl Williams

    Stop complaining morons, If you knew anything about Hip-Hop lyricism, you wouldn’t even try to argue that Tupac was a good rapper, he’s pure trash.
    Every single one of those we’re right, you disagreeing on them because they disturb your fundamental Rap values dosen’t change the fact that there true.

  • http://www.trawmaunit.com YourDemize (TU)

    Man YN ALWAYS keeps it real. Good points and a good read. Not that I agree with everything said BUT..Like someone else said…Its good to see a person in your position speak what you feel!
    Respect
    Y2ThaD (TU)
    http://www.trawmaunit.com

  • Your Retarded

    Speak for youself you dumb bitch and don’t speak for every Hip-Hop fan. Tupac is the greatest rapper ever, why must you try to destroy the integrity of your magazine?

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  • http://jidjugreg.com/undercover GregO

    Dj Premier has fallen off??!! Come on, what about the Termanology, the Jae Hood, the Royce 5’9′, the Cormega joints. guess you don’t like em cuz they’re all featured in the new “The Source” compilation. Primo is as dope as ever, and I didn’t mention the Christina Aguilera joints that are also better than 99% of the R n’ B joints nowadays…

  • maddhatter

    tupac was the most overrated rapper i have ever come across.FUCK TUPAC, biggie smalls the best to ever grace a mic, the fukn best you cocksuckers, listen to his music especially life after to death there are so many gems on that shit. fuck tupac he was a bitch

  • http://www.myspace.com/babyfazeazzazzin Edgar Allan Poor

    LoL dat bonus 1 soundz like vanessa said it LoL

    Babyfaze Azzazzin Comin Outta New York

  • the one

    1. Jay-Z was foul for the way he handled his split with Dame Dash.
    2. 2Pac is not the greatest rapper of all time.
    3. Through the years, DJ Premier has fallen off.
    4. Funkmaster Flex was never a great DJ.
    5. Lupe Fiasco is overrated.
    6. We only dig The Roots as a back-up band.
    7. All posthumous rap albums suck.
    8. We really can’t defend the misogyny, violence and ignorance in our music. Sorry Oprah.
    9. We only respect the idea of artistic longevity.
    10. Neither Papoose nor any of these new generation New York rappers are going to bring the Big Apple back.

    Bonus: Broke or not, Suge Knight still scares the shit out of us.

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    1.Fuck Jay and Dames beef. What? Are they In a fuckin relationship?

    2.Pac maybe the most influential rapper ever but sorry, he aint even top 5. Sorry!

    3.Why everytime an artist or producer does something different they have to “fall off”?

    4.So very true.

    5.We cant decide that until he drops an official album.

    6.You maybe right.

    7.Very true. Except for a couple exemtions.

    8.Thats our lives. Sorry.

    9.I can agree with that.

    10.I disagree. Pap has flow, lyrics, substance and creativety.

    11.Biggies not the greatest but mos def top 5 dead or alive.

    12.Nas will always be considered the best ever to bless a mic.

    13.Jay been on Nas dick since before Illmatic.

    14.Puff daddy Is Gay. No seriously.

    15.Hip Hop is fuckin wack right now. Damn.

    Fuck Suge Its scarier niggas In my hood than him.

  • ROCKY08

    YO IS YALL HOEZ BYTCH 2PAC IZ THA GREAST RAPPER OF ALL TYMES. YALL OH GUTBUCKET AZZ HOEZ JUST BE SELLIN OUT ON THA MAN CAUSE YALL KNOW THAT HE IZ THA FUCKIN BEST. AND HELL NAW BIGGIE IS NOT BETTER DEN 2PAC YA GOT LIFE 2 FUCKED UP. YALL SEE AINT NEIN ONE OF THA RAPPERS TODAY CONFRONTED PAC WHENE HE WAS HERE. THEY ALL JUST SOME PUSSY.

  • teks

    11. fat joe is wack he needs to retire already.
    12. jay z shit is really wack
    13. 50 cent is on the edge of seat about to fall off.(some think he did already)
    14. east coast rappers are shook cause there shit dont sell so they might need to get jobs.busta’s album was a flop despite heavy promos.
    16. hip hop is wack, sellin drugs and blastin heads off are very old topics.
    17. tupac does suck, dude taught he gangsta after juice.lol shit got to his head

  • Tupac

    The reason ya niggaz say my name “2Pac” isn’t the greatest is cuz ya lost faith. Tupac-Resurrection came out and I was surprised how they made my own documentary? anyway, all ya bitchez bought XXL and looked at my face, 10 things hip-hop heads feel but are afraid to admit. And then XXL comes out commemorating me and ya & xxl started to fire up bullshit.I suck niggaz mom’s pussy, especially those white fucks,..huhahaha in case ya don’t know.. everybody wants to B me. Everyone Loves me.!!! that’s the How i wanted it my brothaz….search for me but ya can’t find a nigga…Love me or hate me ya can suck my dick bitchez!!! THUG 4 LIFE thanx to XXL for supporting my balls.!

  • 2pac

    I’mma make it clean and mean simple. I own THUG LIFE. it’s tatted on my belly written in Ink and I measured nuthin’…Nefertiti on my right and “2Pac” written on the left of my chest. ya niggaz besta wear a vest. cuz ya puttin’ my name below, i’ma throw my fist on these words a hard blow. “I am crazy…but u knuw whut else…I don’t give a fuck”..Thuggin in “Juice” & that’s my motto cuz i’mma cutt mothafuckaz like apple motts with my razor. I got 50 niggaz written on my stomach, with the Gun AK-47, merged with that shit. I don’t wanna attack nobody’s backs, i’m goin’ angry black knowledge I don’t lack niggaz need to go to college and learn how to spell, cuz ya words smell like shit, their breathe does harm to my name…the stink coming from the FANS mouths must B Hammered Shit.Actin’ lika buncha babies ya need pampers and someone to whip ure ass pat hard on them diapers. These children wanna B the same as me niggaz…nobody can take my place, otherwise i’mma deck somebody’s face in here THUG 4 LIFE we got killer’s out here that will roast and toast mothafuckaz ass we got BEEF’s in here THUG LIFE will knock ya teeth for talking shit about 2Pac, XXL u queers need to get the dick off my name and my balls need a haller of famer. Cuz I got the flames i’m not the one to blame…I played the game YO! momma gave me. The. Hate. U. Give. Lil. Infants. Fuck. Everybody.It means… THUG LIFE i suggest everyone speaking shit of me to watch their back when they pronounce me garbadge in the streets…cuz somebody will gang up on fake mothafuckaz say anythin’ of my name and someone will B killed. Do not disturb my people they will get @ U in an instance. huhahahahahuhahahhahaha ya sum fake ass reader’s ya need help man,…except me I am the only genius in here THUG LIFE!! I fuck a wife. I got a knife to screw niggaz ass,ya don’t seek the Truth that makes me laugh.!!! Huhahahahaha FUCK O.P.D. and Mayor Menino that hoe, walk on the street and police siren’s loud as fuck till they will find a body on the sidewalk.

  • Elliot Wilson

    Fire me. I ain’t know shit.

  • ROCKY08

    THIS IZ REALLY SOME BULLSHYT YALL OH HATIN AZZ HOEZ ARE JUST 2 DAMN FUNNY FA ME. NAW CHECK THIS SHYT. SOME MUGHT NOT LIKE 2PAC BUT HELL AZ IT DO ALOT FUCKIN LIKES HIM AND YALL GON RESPECT THA NIGGA REGARDLESS. SO IF YA DOWN WIT 2PAC PUT YA FUCKIN 2IN THA AIR. AND IF YA NOT BYTCH JUST GO 2 MELBOURNE FLA. AND DUMP YA SAVAGE BODY OVER US1. BYTCH 2PAC AMERU SHAKUR IZ THA FUCKIN BEST RAPPER ALIVE AND DEAD. YA SOME FUCKIN SCUMBS THAT ARE GOING TA HELL.

  • TheTruth2008

    I always agreed that tupac wasn’t a good rapper at all. Matter of fact, Tupac was a little bitch who got raped in jail by other men. Everyone knows his inmates were fingering his butt. Thats a no-brainer.
    Tupac was a talentless homofag mamas little bitchboy and i would piss on his grave if i knew where it was located.

    peace!