Props Over Here

I hate Ludacris. That’s the common misconception that for the last couple of years has traveled through the rap industry to the Internet chat rooms. I pulled this cover. Didn’t give that cover to him. Made agreements. Broke agreements. Threw his poor magazine sales numbers up in his DTP business partners’ faces. Recently gave a foul statement or two to a reporter from the Associated Press. Well, well, well… that’s all true.

But that’s doesn’t mean I hate Chris Bridges.

Truth be told, I’m pretty fuckin’ impressed that he came in with the numero uno album in the country today. And moving over 300K in the first week in this shitty climate deserves a sincere salute and tribute. So here we go, I’ll be the better man like Dave Letterman:

The Top 10 Reasons YN Does Not Hate Ludacris.

Let the truth unfurl!

1. Scarface signed the nigga. That’s a hell of a co-sign. And I ain’t trill enough to challenge that shit.

2. The wife put me up on the everlasting power of that “What’s Your Fantasy” song. It’s still knocking today. Throw it in the system and see for yourself.

3. That “P-Poppin’” video! Hey I’m married, but I can still appreciate, can’t I?

4. Bill O’Reilly doesn’t like me either. Y’all do the research to that shit.

5. His verse on Nas’ “Made You Look (Remix)” proved a Southern spitter could truly hang with the city slickers. RIP Bruno Kirby.

6. Dude is pretty consistently tight on them R&B song guest appearances. I said Yeah!

7. Act your way out of a paper bag? The homie might be sittin’ with the cracker from Inside The Actor’s Studio one day.

8. I’ve actually never met him. I’d have to look a man in his eyes to see his character before I could truly judge him.

9. I too ain’t afraid of no Oprah. That’s inspired by the flick with Harold Ramis, you dumb ignoramus.

10. He bodied Tip on the original “Stomp.” I know we’re not supposed to talk about that anymore. But truth is truth.

Bonus Reason:
You know the drill: Light-skinded ninjhas gots to stick together!

  • layon

    1st

  • Casey

    1st

  • Casey

    damn

  • icee corleon

    luda is the king of the south nuff said

    AF & AM
    FOREVER

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!!

    1ST AND 2ND ALBUM IS OFF THE CHAIN ANYTHING AFTA’ DAT i FRIZBEE’D OUT THE WINDOW!

    OH YEAH BY THE WAY 110000000111130000103010303031030130130130130130130130310130130130130130130130130310040450350350350350350350024024024042042024 GOOGLIENTH

  • KICKER

    luda is the one of the most consitant rappers next to jay-z. TI is a bumb, when bad lyrics are in and cheesy beats, artist like lil wayne and TI get these self proclaimed crowns, which as far as im concerned come with a mcdonalds happy meal.

    anyway luda has been one of the best since back from the 1st time.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    5. His verse on Nas’ “Made You Look (Remix)” proved a Southern spitter could truly hang with the city slickers. RIP Bruno Kirby.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    That was your first time realizing the south can spit…wow…what cave were you in

    10. He bodied Tip on the original “Stomp.” I know we’re not supposed to talk about that anymore. But truth is truth.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    i had this arguement with one of my patnahs…TI killed luda on that track

  • NCM

    co-sign

    I only fuck with him & Young Buck, when it comes to the South.

  • http://myspace.com/wabdamuss wab

    No way did Tip beat Luda guy.

    top 3 reasons
    “Your worth thousands and I’m worth millions”
    “Get off the T.I.P. of my dick”
    and “Pimpin Be Easy”

    lol

  • Rives305

    alright u made up with luda.luda’s top 10 mcs out now still rappin & still consistent.An album out almost every year. Next album luda better get the XXL COVER. That 50 & banks was pure garbage hot garbage

  • Prince Of The South

    Luda is the King of the south hands down. On a lyrical level when he’s serious not many can see him. He’s like EM dude plays around but he can rip the best of them when he gets serious.

  • http://myspace.com/dnero1 Dneroda1

    LUDA’S THE MOST CONSISTENT RAPPER NOT FROM MARCY…AFTER THIS ONE SELL A MILL THATS 5 PLATINUM ALBUMS SINCE 2000..NO RAPPER COMES CLOSE TO THEM NUMBERS AND IS AS A RESPECTED LYRICIST

  • BELIZE

    lol @ YN tryin to suk off luda…DIDNT U SAY IN YR EDITORIAL (50 cover)THAT HE AINT GETTIN UR COVER NO TIME SOON?

    If i was him id 50 your mag..yeah source style.

    STOP SUKIN DICK PLAYA

  • mac town

    T.I. is the king of the south as far as stomp luda recorded his verse after he heard the king’s you put those two in the booth together you would have gotten a different outcome!1

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    keep blogging, cuz ur lackeys r lacking…

    is Transi really getting a blog???

    inquiring minds want to know
    (my bad, that’s that other gossip mag)

  • Enlightened

    Thank you for coming back with a good blog and taking that braggadocious/conceited shit off here. I admit, that is tight in the magazine cause that’s all you right there but anyway
    CO-SIGN MAC TOWN

    If y’all didn’t know the history on that stomp song. Luda wasn’t supposed to be on it so T.I. just dropped a slick subliminal. YOUNG BUCK AND 50 called Luda afterwards (like some bitches really) and told Luda he said his name and asked him if he wanted to get on the song.

    It was easy to write a better verse when T.I. wasn’t in a battle mode and Luda got a chance to study his verse and smash him. He did smash T.I. but that wasn’t a fair battle. That was a setup.

    Listen to T.I.’s “I’m Talking To You” (Lil’ Wayne diss in my opinion) to see how he comes when he’s in battle mode.

  • Omar

    T.I got whooped, stop making excuses, obviously if he’s saying slick shit then he should have been ready. Plus I’m Talking To You wasn’t overly impressive.

  • wiz_kid

    I WANT TO FUCKING KNOW WHY U DUMBSHITS DON’T GIVE WAYNE HIS PROPS.
    okay.gillie hepled on carter 1 BUT NOT CARTER 2(best rap album in a long time). wayne is obviosly one of the most lyric skilled to evar do this rap shit.
    “Steppin out the motherfuckin car/ they in awe/
    I’m lookin like a star/ bitch/ when you see me make a wish/”

    think you can write that?
    that’s right! FUCK NO!!!

  • moore

    so yn are you gonna give clipse a cover now that ur mag just gave them a xxl? no! why? because ur a fuckin sellout….thats why.

  • pop a poppa

    YN give Luda a fuckin’ cover.

    he shoulda got it over The Game for this month. ya’ll could put him on next month’s.

    i wanna see a Nas cover and a Clipse cover for the next 2 months! don’t keep fuckin’ up the mag Ell Splinter.

  • Enlightened

    Omar -
    No nigga, that’s not the way it works. T.I. says something – waits for Luda to respond ON HIS OWN SONG, then he drops one. Niggas not supposed to let you come behind another nigga on the SAME SONG without him knowing it. That’s hoe shit.
    Imagine if Ether verses were on the same Jay-Z song when he said, “ask Nas he don’t want it with Hov,” and then Nas proceeded to Ether his ass on the same track. Jay-Z would look stupid.
    And you saying he’s not overly impressive on I’m Talking To You – shows that you either just don’t like T.I. or you don’t know how to judge the quality of rap verses. It’s obvious that he came tight as hell on there.

  • Enlightened

    wiz_kid Says:

    October 4th, 2006 at 8:48 pm
    I WANT TO FUCKING KNOW WHY U DUMBSHITS DON’T GIVE WAYNE HIS PROPS.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Well I’m not a dumbshit Wiz, but let me breakdown for you why I don’t give Wayne props. I do give him props for being one of the best freestylists out here period. But he FREESTYLES TOO FUCKIN MUCH. In other words, he’s too much fuckin wordplay and no substance. Therefore his CDs end up soundin like what mixtapes should sound like.
    NAME ONE SONG ON THE CARTER 2 WHERE HE SPITS ABOUT A SUBJECT AND STAYS ON THAT TOPIC.
    Perfect example is THE SHOOTER. The beat is tight, the white dude’s vocals are tight as hell. Now as much as WAYNE LIKES TO LIVE OUT HIS LITTLE FANTASIES OF BEING “A SHOOTER”, This is one of the only songs he drops where HE ISN’T TALKING ABOUT SHOOTING NIGGAS WITH CHOPPERS AND TOMMY GUNS AND SHIT!. That was the perfect song for him to come up with a nice concept around being “The Shooter” but what does he do instead?
    Gives us some more all-over-the-place freestyle shit talking about shit like-
    “I’m just tryin’ to be the great, tryin’ to get a piece of cake
    Take it offa your plate, eat it right in your face”

    When I heard that “Georgia Bush” song, I was like “Damn, that’s what little Wayne is capable of when he sits down and WRITES AND ACTUAL FUCKIN SONG WITH A CONCEPT.” It was tight as hell. If he ever figures that out, THEN HE’LL BE ONE OF THE BEST MCs and not just COMPETING WITH BIG TIGGER AND ED LOVER FOR THE BEST FREESTYLIST TITLE.

  • Sneaky B

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    I’m a HUGE Wayne fan, but this guy does have a point.

  • Colron

    w3rd to that wayne shit, but T.I. still eats Luda on stomp 4tehmadbreakfastxx0rs. Sorry YN.

  • Danja29

    @ Belize:

    YN admits to not giving Luda covers and probly still won’t be giving him one. But he never said he didn’t like the music or respect the individual. Bottom line, this is the magazine industry- why follow suit and put someone on the cover when you already have proof that their presence just doesn’t sell magazines?

    And that is also the same reason why no, Clipse probly WON’T be on the cover either. They barely even have a release date right now.

  • SUPERMAN

    I DONT GIVE WANYE CREDIT BECAUSE HE RAPS LIKE HES CONSTIPATED. HE ALWAYS SOUND LIKE HES TAKING A SHIT. “VROOM ON THE YAMAHA, CHROMED OUT ELEVEN HUNDRED!” BESIDES HE CANT BE THE BEST ANYTHING IF HE HAD A GHOSTWRITER. AND HE WAS HORIBBLE WHEN HE WAS YOUNG SO NOW THAT HES TRYNA USE INTRICATE WORDPLAY HES ALL OF THE SUDDEN THE BEST OUT? MIGHT AS WELL GIVE THAT TITLE TO BANKS. AINT NO BETTER WORDPLAY THAN PUNCHLINES. BELIEVE THAT. 2003 MIXTAPE ARTIST OF THE YEAR SON!

  • SUPERMAN

    BESIDES WIZ KID I CAN WRITE WAY BETTER THAN WAYNE.

  • Belize

    Danja29-

    Yeah..but I just love when an underdog proves niggaz wrong…im pretty sure the SOURCE’s “Luda” cover is sellin decent…if all he’s worrying about is sales then he’s slippin, cuz thats’ what happened to the source..sumtimez u gotta loose $ to make $

    Bottom line is that he should give an “underdog” rapper a cover at least once a year..that would make his loyal fan base happy..the clipse would be a good start..Reakwon too (esp. with the aftermath signing)

  • REY THE JEDI

    Post some samples, who cares about Luda and Gay-Z

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Mav

    Dam! Raekwon is sign to Aftermath. The rap game is fightin now. Dre & Rae has both switch to Southpaw.

    Now E. Wilson (editor) you yellow as NIGGA. If you don’t give Ludachris one of them MOTHAFUCKING covers.
    Listen their is about to be CIVIL WAR in SOUTH. BOTH OF THEM MOTHAFUCKA’S IS YELLOW. LUDA & T.I. now talking about a comeback SHIT y’all need all the help y’all can get!
    I’m glad y’all as is out! About time us dark niggas get the love we deserve.
    If y’all got to stick together you better. Do it now. Cause Charmar Moore ain’t doing it.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Mav

    I almost forgot. Lil Wayne is not going ever get the credit. Until he stop taking leftovers(Trina) his girl.
    From a nigga that ain’t his daddy. Stop calling yourself Lil Wayne and just Wayne. And stop fucking with that nigga Baby! If the nigga haven’t paid B.Gizzle and owe you too. Man Fuck Dude it’s a business. And he know if you ain’t their his shine is limited. Y’all help the nigga get paid let it go. Fuck The President of the company title. It’s just a titled. You want what he owe that’s it. And besides I’m a Father my son is better than my leftovers if that was the case. Gettin some of the pussy is cool, but that’s it. The bitch don’t have no upside to her. Be a man be rational not emotional. Think the shit out see through the smoke screen. You been played any real nigga can see that. Break with no noise and go for self it’s about being a man and dignity. And you losing both fuck with them two. Trina & Baby.

  • Avenger

    Lil wayne is garbage due to limited subject matter and punchlines and wordplay is like the dozens any fool can come up with good lines in time. But if that’s your job I expect you to do something with it dude does what I call prison rap i.e. rhyming like he standing around with his cellmate and the rest of the yard that ain’t trying to kill each other just going off the dome or that rap you do when you in the car with your peeps just messing around. He has a destinct voice so he needs to find a subject matter and follow some direction.

    Oh yeah and stop acting all homo for baby. Tryna is a gold digging hoe he need to quit that if baby ain’t doing them both at the same time.