100 more days!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more discussion of this Dre/Fiddy/Teh Ghey madness, but I figured today I should do something special to mark my 100th post on this site. If I had to guess, I’d say I’ve written somewhere in the neighborhood of 50,000 words on this bitch in the past six months or so. As Mel Gibson would say, that’s a lot.

It would be cliche and also untrue to say that I couldn’t have done it without the great team we have here at XXL, but I’ll go ahead say it anyway: Without you guys, I’m not sure where I would be right now. As such, I’d like to take a little time out to thank each and every one of you individually.

In order of whiteness.

Tara Henley: Thank you for all of your enlightening stories on Canadian rap and how hard it is to be a female hip-hop journalist. I’m sure it’s awful, and I doubt I’ve helped matters any by constantly referring to you as my baby’s mother. The fact that you’ve been able to deal with this with such aplomb, rather than getting all upset for no reason and dropping sneak disses in every other one of your posts, is a true testament to your strength as a woman.

Noz: Despite the fact that I spend basically all of my time now drinking beers and listening to rap music, there’s so much rap music that I never would have bothered listening to if it wasn’t for Noz. For example, never would I have guessed that a Dogg Pound album released ten years after the fact would be worth listening to. In fact, I could care less about the first one. That’s why you’re my go-to guy.

Brendan Frederick: It’s been said by people who’ve spoken to both of us that Brendan Frederick sounds blacker over the phone than I do, and it really is true. He must have gone to the same prep school as Damon Dash. Anyway, he gets a fat shout out for being nominally in charge, but basically letting me write whatever I want and only bothering giving me a call when Elliott Wilson forces him to.

DJ Drama: I think DJ Drama and I hit it off on the wrong note when I suggested that mixtapes are retarded and mocked TI’s personal assistant for getting killed in Cincinatti. While I won’t necessarily admit to being wrong on either account, I will apologize, and I’d be willing to forget that you called me a heartless bastard, if you’re willing to let those things slide. In fact, I think we should forget than any of this ever happened and start all over. What do you say?

Elliott Wilson: XXL boss Elliott Wilson and I once spoke briefly when I was going to interview him for my own site last year. Contrary to the image he puts forth in his stunning editorials each month, he struck me as being surprisingly well-adjusted and not on cocaine. Being married must do that to a guy. Aww dang, I went there!

Sickamore: If there’s one regret that I’ve had since I’ve been with this site, it’s that I’ve been reading your blog for six months now and I’ve yet to determine what “a&r-ing” someone’s album means. Still, I’m holding out hope for your 31 days of blogging in the month of August. Also, the next time you’re in St. Louis, we should meet up for a little Midwestern/Carribbean American cultural exchange. No homo. I could introduce you to Natural Light, and you could introduce me to whatever it is that you’re into.

kris ex: Speaking of which, I’d like to thank kris ex for sending me a video of some Asian broad (smokin’) taking a shower, which I inadvertently managed to open while sitting at the kitchen table with my mom the other day, thinking it might have had something to do with hip-hop. Fortunately, her reflexes have never been that good, even before the aging process kicked in. It was a damn good video though.

Fresh: Fresh, I’m sure it’s difficult being the only woman on a site full of angry, egotistical men and a woman from Canada, which I understand is different. And I’m sure it’s only been made more so having to deal with harrassing emails from Hashim Warren. He hasn’t ordered any pizzas to your house yet, has he? That said, I could use more posts out of you. Once every three days would be fantastic. Once every other day would be even better, but I don’t want to push you too fast too soon.

And finally, The Transient: u a faggit ass nigga, transient

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  • FOB

    1st bitches!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • RandomName

    Classic material, and Congrats on #100

  • suckitmarshall

    What about REY Bol? You gonna go after Transient, but not REY? I’m so disappointed….By the way, Brendan sounds about as black as Gilbert Godfrey on the phone….

  • mod

    grats, bol

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    ^Perhaps a bit, but it’s all relative.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    HOLY SHIT! LMFAO!!Bol FINALLY ethers the transient!!! That was fuckin’ great! I don’t care if I’m persona non grata on here, that was awesome.

    As for SuckItMarshall, For the last time: I’m flattered, but I’m not gay.

  • suckitmarshall

    ^Buddy, ain’t nothing soft or sweet (not that there would be anything wrong with that), but it’d hard to tell how you’re constantly swing off Bol and Ell’s nuts.

  • suckitmarshall

    swinging….apologies, drunk at the wheel.

  • UnFaded Disciple

    Bol!!! You should thank me for that Cassie information. You jacked thta from me.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey


    I’m not really sure what kind of response to use..

    How about: Hop off the dills, homey. I’m sure there’s some odd brand of fetish porn that would better occupy your time.

  • god

    u a faggot ass nigga

  • god

    u a faggot ass nigga bol

  • New York Nigga

    he still a vigin that why lmao

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN


    Kinda off subject, but what is the story behind your personal vendetta with YN???

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    rey is mad he didnt get a shout and gettin sunt left right n center hea

    u still a faggit ass nigga bol

    but hook up dem pix of tara titties

  • Danja29

    No mini-paragraph for your favorite MC, Bun B?

    and LMAO @ the last shoutout to Transient- I didn’t see that one comin’.

  • Jay W


    Your XXL shit is on point. But ByronCrawford.com has gone to shit. Even b4 you hopped on XXL.com that shit was a ghost of the site it used to be. You really been on some DMX shit over there. Every month is a watered down version of the month b4. It’s the Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) of the Blog World. What happened to the Let’s hunt and kill posts? The Hilariously brutal music reviews? It used to be a daily must read, laugh my ass off, fall out my chair at work spot. Now its just another check once a month for the highlights site. Its like I went from drinkin Lemon flavored vodka to Crystal Light Lemonade. Step your site up nigga.

  • pop a poppa

    awww transient… can u feel the luv?
    i’m still laughin’ about you callin’
    bol the dreaded n-word.
    classic shit
    bol u must sound like carlton lol

  • Belize

    congrats larry b. scott…haaaaa

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

    hilarious shit man

    in order of whiteness


  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Transi- 1-Maury probably hasn’t even told you which one of the dozen on stage is your father, whatchoo know about getting “sunt”?

    2-I still think you’re Andy Milonakis.

    Mikey- Moving past the “get your money dawg” comments that are sure to follow… My problem with YN is that the man has ears, and HAS to know that the product out now is completely inferior to virtually ANY other time in hip-hop. Who’d have thought that Mike Jones (who?) would seem almost important compared to the shit that’s (lean wit it, rock wit it) out right now? But YN & the rest of the “journalists” continue to talk about the Weezy Jeezy T.I.-eezys of the game like they’re making a worthwhile contribution to the world. It’s a bunch of dumb shit, or Fad shit, being forced upon the rap world, and worse, it’s being co-signed by people that are essentially shilling for records under the guise of journalism.

    I like all kinds of rap, from shiny suit to conscious, but this ignorant ass crack’n'dance rap is fucking insulting, and E-Wil is just going along with it.

    This is gonna be super-preachy, but I’d rather be broke. Sell magazines, not your soul, ya know?

    Hope that helps.

    Yes, I know I’m a preachy fuck.

  • bzpot15

    Get a Life


    classic well the last part lmao.

  • face

    ur all corny

  • fuckuman

    Yo Bol you still live at home with your Mom? Damn, that explains the anger….nonetheless great posts so far Bol!

  • Kanye

    congrats bol

  • http://www.honorablemedia.com/blog Honorable

    funny. congrats.

    despite that “no homo” to sickamore…it was more than sick that you still published it.

    i think you could of thought of a better way of saying “let’s have a beer”

  • RandomName

    Yeah Bol Please tell me you were visiting home or something. You moved back in with your moms ?

  • Belize

    give me sum face, face..haaaaaaa



  • Boner Jams 03

    I need porn

  • B.

    F*ck all that other $hit…Good look on that link to the asian in the shower.

  • http://www.trendsettazinc.com DJ Main Event

    and toast to 100 more… i guess.

    wow Bol actually came out his face and went @ someone on here.

    that surprise alone was a good read.

  • Belize

    bol try to fake like he str8 wit the asian bitch…we all know he’s the GAY BLOGGER..haaaaa

  • Global Macro

    keep em coming

  • BlackBoy

    well done sir…

  • WOW…

    congrats kid…

  • http://www.myspace.com/specialopsbez B-EZ

    Good shit man.the quality of your site has declined since you started posting on xxl but the columns here are so good, it doesnt mattter.

  • thoreauly77

    aww, transient, youre almost famous now, except for bol’s not really famous either so i guess all of us (basically the twenty that comment regularly) are truly the “fruit-flies” we are referred to as. but if we are the flies, i guess that makes bol and all of the other bloggers he just made-out with the fruits. word to lil wayne.

  • http://www.myspace.com Rey

    Fruit Flies? Um… Can a brother get a ‘no homo’?


    You know how i know ur gay? U use the word fruitflies…haaaaaaaaa

  • I Am A Hater

    AHAHAHAHA he finally took a shot at The Transient….AHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

  • Combat Jack


  • Mr.Me

    Nig your funny as hell.


    Stop hatin on BWS though you lil (big) bitch.

  • Mr.Me

    Oh an congrats nig

  • http://crunktastical.blogspot.com Freshalina Lee Simmons

    Ha ha, thanks. I’m trying, I promise I am. And yes I agree, Brendan sounds Black as hell on the phone.

  • Fernando

    Bol…congrats, you black gopher lookin, camo drinkin POS. I still have yet to figure out your musical taste based on your reviews, but Im guessing you enjoy backpack, slacker rap about skateboards & kickflips. Thats cool but and your knwledge of Hole, Sonic Youth, and others confirms your rightful place in the faggit ass nigga hall-of-fame. PEECE BOOTCHES

  • gutta

    someone mentioned this before but damn, u live with your moms still? whats good with that? anyway, i would imagine anyone who blogs on site is a hip hop fan and would be more than happy to have your job so with that congrats on the “achievement”. tell ya other colleagues to wake they lazy asses up and start writing!!

  • Boner Jams 03

    bol writes his name on the orange juice carton

  • H-man

    I think I gotta take a BOL and wet wipe my TRANSIENT lololol U buyin dinner bol???? Do your thang…

  • http://www.facebook.com DEDICATION

    that shit was classic!!!!!!!!!sel

  • 513

    “for getting killed in Cincinatti.”


    Two “N”s, one “T”.