Losing my edge

Tell me it isn’t just me. First there was that Diddy album, and now I find myself enjoying this new Jim Jones album, at least as much as one can enjoy a Jim Jones album. Not to mention shit like that Nelly Furtado song “Promiscuous” and that one Christina Aguilera song from earlier this year.

I used to hate shit like that. I never really came to enjoy Diddy’s first album, No Way Out, which is now regarded as somewhat of a lost classic, and there hasn’t been an R&B album that I was really into since the days of Bobby Brown’s Don’t Be Cruel. Seriously. I haven’t even so much as listened to one since D’Angelo’s Voodoo, and that’s been a while ago.

Now I find myself tempted to check out shit like the most recent Justin Timberlake album (that “My Love” is one hell of an earworm) and the Lil’ Wayne and Baby collaborative album/makeout session, Like Father Like Son, which sold a fairly impressive – by today’s standards – 170,000 copies its first week out. No Weezy F Baby.

Meanwhile, a lot of so-called real hip-hop shit hasn’t been doing it for me at all. I know a lot of you d-bags like AZ, but his new album the Format is a real shit sandwich. What’s more, the one track produced by DJ Premier is some of wackest shit on there. It’ll be interesting to see how these new Nas and Jay albums turn out, but by now I know better than to get my hopes up.

Which begs the question: Is Bol getting soft in his old age?

I am 25 now, which is ancient by hip-hop standards. It’s been said that people tend to like whatever kind of music was popular when they were in high school, which doesn’t bode particularly well for me, given the fact that I graduated right at the height of bling bling rap and TRL pop music. It’s not like I enjoyed any of this crap back then, but I do find it’s growing on me now. Crap!

(Interestingly enough, I have developed a strange affinity for the song “Shimmer” by Fuel, which I hardly listened to at all back then. But I’m convinced this is because it really is a good song. And I do spend quite a bit of time listening other such ’90s alt rock garbage.)

Of course part of the problem is that there aren’t very many good alternatives. I was once as much of a Wu-Tang stan as everyone else, but the most recent albums by Ghostface (yep) and Method Man didn’t really do it for me. In the absense of anything genuinely worthwhile, of course a shit sandwich is going to sound that much better.

So you see, it’s not like I listen to teh ghey bullshit because I was presented with a choice one way or the other. Sometimes teh ghey bullshit is just the best thing going. No Ted Haggard.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    VERY NICE!

  • Heat_Seeker

    first!!

  • Heat_Seeker

    DAMN U INVISIBLE HAND!!!!

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    this post is more bol than yesterdays

  • SUPERMAN

    BITCH YOU AINT GROWING SOFT, YOU GROWING BALD! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    ahahahahaha
    if your the fireman than ima cold bucket of water -gillie da kid

  • Incilin

    Why didn’t you like the Ghost album?? I don’t get it.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    i purchased Like Father Like Son last tuesday and im glad to say its a pretty good album(i fast forward every damn time i hear birdman).check out “ain’t worried bout shit” song n.10

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    The Ghost album has some good shit on it, but it’s got some not-so-great shit on it too. I wasn’t crazy about a lot of those MF Doom beats.

  • http://www.myspace.com/urbaneliteentertainment Urbanite

    the second half of the jim jones album is pretty good….

    http://www.myspace.com/urbaneliteentertainment

  • http://www.myspace.com/urbaneliteentertainment Urbanite

    but whats up wit jim jones and max b?

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    Hey Bol, the Game’s album is pretty good damn I havent stopped listening to it

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    yup

    Bol Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 3:12 pm
    The Ghost album has some good shit on it, but it’s got some not-so-great shit on it too. I wasn’t crazy about a lot of those MF Doom beats.

    i got that shit first day when it came out also!
    the doom and j dilla beats were so-so
    pretty toney album was a bit better.

  • content

    bol,
    you’re not hip hop so how does writing an article on yourself qualify. when i first started logging on here your shit was decent but YES it has dropped off.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    games album IS damn good! but not better than the documentary.
    check out california vacation track n.13 snoop steps his game up

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    game was hungry, he knew he had to work his ass off (no bol)with out dre.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >you’re not hip hop so how does writing an article on yourself qualify.

    Being hip-hop is overrated, especially these days.

  • Rasheed Wallace

    Fuck the NBA and all there technical fouls.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND
  • Spark

    Bol waz that you comming out of the closet???

  • Joopset

    You lost your edge when you bloated to the 400 lbs. you at now.

  • http://www.myspace.com/poisonousdarthfc Poisonous Dart

    Bol Says:
    November 8th, 2006 at 3:29 pm
    >you’re not hip hop so how does writing an article on yourself qualify.

    Being hip-hop is overrated, especially these days.

    What a damning statement^ on your part…

    *Leaves to go play AZ’s “The Format” and Ayatollah instrumentals*

    One.

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LEGACYHIPHOP BELIZE

    Naw negroature its just cats aint puttin any money in they albums anymore. They tryin to cop them cheaps around the corner. TO MAKE MONEY U GOTTA SPEND MONEY.
    It aint that we old, we just smart. Ur product aint on point..we downloading, simple as that.

    As far as u wanting to buy Timberlake and Fuel’s album, well buddy..ur just gay like that.

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LEGACYHIPHOP BELIZE

    *cheap*- beats by the way..

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Cashmoney still the company and Weezy the boss

    Like Father Like Son is a 4/5 in my book…”Leather So Soft”…is a beast(and will be the next single)…if you young dumb mutha uckas didn’t know…Stuntin Like My Daddy is #1 on 106 and Park(no i dont watch it but stay up on what goes on on the show)…i watch the freestyle battles too…

    …but didn’t Diddy sell the same amount his first week…and didn’t Diddy campaign his album like he was running for president…and all Weezy did was say the album would be in store on such and such date…hhmmmm that says a lot about marketing and the demograhics…if people want your album they will go get it regardless of how much something gets advertised…hip hop consumers buy based off of credibility…not a persuasive campaign and commercial…

    **********proceed************

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    …wait a minute
    IS BOL CONTEMPLATING RETIREMENT????

  • ToneLoc_illa

    Yes…
    Does that answer you question Bol?

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Thats why so many of you tasteless consumers will go buy Jay album(the hot songs will equal the number of wins Brett Farve gets this season)

    *********proceed************

  • Spark

    soft like leather thats weezy fucks baby single, need 2 say more???

  • DocZeus

    I refuse to listen to Jim Jones’ album on principle that “We Fly High” is just an atrociously bad song. Does anyone else realize they are singing the chorus ridiculously off-key? I feel like I’m Frank Grimes!

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    …before it begins…ill be back…i have to copy and paste something from a different blog i posted on…

    *********proceed*******

  • barry

    bol, the mere fact that you say your enjoying these mainstream joints pushes you further into the indie-hip hop nerd spectrum. you pushed through into the other side by saying that you like diddy. its trendy to like the uncool m’man. pitchfork have been doin it ever since they proclaimed britney spears’ toxic as one of the best singles of 2004. it seems like your tryin to make things cool, even if everyone thinks its pants. sorry mate, your not gettin old, but that doesn’t mean your still any relevant. that tears for fears sample is genius though

  • Young A. Simmons

    a moment of silence pls for Bols last shred of dignity….

    Kfed hold ya head son
    Rumsfeld good riddance

    Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots >>> 75% of hip hop, ever.

    “I’m a true living legend, I’m not to be questioned” Nas.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 1:22 pm
    all you losers who come here to engage in your daily routine of embarassing your mother are the ones noz was talking about…a bunch of fruit flies…no intelligent dialogue takes place when you have a bunch of insecure morons making 13yr old remarks…as i stated once before…freedom of speech has it’s pros and cons…from now on i will ignore any childish idiotic degenerates’ remarks…you should do the same corrine…if you wanna tackle a topic and discuss with personal views…thats fine but get off the geek/insecure/cowardly ish…proceed…

  • Danja29

    FINALLY Bol says some shit I can co-sign again.

    And even moreso, I find that not only does alot of the new “real hip-hop shit” bores me (as does alot of that shit on the radio too)… but I’ve been much more receptive to popular late ’90s hip-hop (which for all intents and purposes, was being accused of “ruining hip-hop” at the time). Truth is, I liked alot of that shit all along, but my “real hip-hop”-ness coupled with my young age didn’t allow me to admit it openly. Nowadays I have no problem proudly rockin’ to “No Way Out” or “Harlem World”.

    Nah- I don’t think we gettin’ old… I think that with age comes lower tolerance for the mindbending shit and more appreciation to shit you can just enjoy.

  • content

    Bol said >
    Being hip-hop is overrated, especially these days.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    i’ve been to your site and at least half of your reviews are on other than hip-hop albums. now, while i don’t know the slightest thing about these albums or groups i can only assume the people who comment on them do. with that said it seems, judging by the comments, you know other genres pretty well.

    Question?

    Do you think you would be better suited for a rock review site instead of XXL.com and don’t you think you would enjoy it more since “being hip hop is over-rated.

  • http://rakimfan.blogspot.com rakimfan

    Good music is good music but I wouldn’t even touch a CD Rapper from either artist. My girls buys Puffy shit and my little cuzins are feeling Jimmy. But then again the last album I actually bought was the Purple Tape. I support artist by seeing shows not sponsoring tripe!

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    Young A. Simmons Says:
    November 8th, 2006 at 3:50 pm
    Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots >>> 75% of hip hop, ever.

    the fuck? what r u doin?
    get the fuck outta here

    2001, illmatic, ready to die, etc > Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Like I and Slick Rick said…there should be a distinction made between the older generation and the younger one…give me a radio station that will play the older stuff with a hint of the stuff the older people would like from today…yes there is XM and the internet…but im talkin bout making it mainstream…give the 21 and ups a 106 and park show…you smell me…

    *******proceed********

  • Young A. Simmons

    2001, illmatic, ready to die = the 25% better than SG, AIC and STP.

    Quit catching feelings cause some rock bodies hip hop.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    @Young A. Simmons
    thanks for clearing that up.
    was bout 2 have a heartattack homie!

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    Quit catching feelings cause some hip hop bodies rock.

    jimi hendrix > SG, AIC and STP.

  • http://www.myspace.com/corinnemq Corinne

    Damn Bol, if your growing soft, I don’t even wanna know how you were like before I knew about you, you must of been pure evil.=o

  • Fernando

    Yes, we will proceed to ignore you Ncred. Saying “Proceed” at the end of every post makes the assumption that we are…….

    a) reading the garb you write such as “Stuntin like my daddy was #1 on 106th & park” (wtf??? who cares??)

    or

    b)Care one bit about what you are saying. Which we dont.

  • Fernando

    Bol is getting soft. Im the same age as him, and I guarantee that there is plenty good stuff ou there to listen to besides Timberlake & Nelly Furtado.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Do you think you would be better suited for a rock review site instead of XXL.com and don’t you think you would enjoy it more since “being hip hop is over-rated.

    No, and I’m sure you don’t want to hear this, because there just aren’t as many people in the hip-hop community with the skill set to blog on this level.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    ur actually right Bo(w)l…

    Hip-Hop does suck, and the niggas u WANT TO root(?) for, aren’t making it happen (AZ, Wu-Tang, etc) like the Knicks…

    I don’t buy albums cuz i’m broke and i STAY on the ‘net…

    And i’m as hardcore of a Hip-Hop fan as ANYONE!!!

    But i’ll admit i like Justin Timberlake’s album and Nelly Furtado’s too, due to the damn near flawless production by Timbo The King!

    POST THIS BOL(u might get props):

    This was ALL the white man’s plan!

    When Hip-Hop BLEW UP, whitey was trying to figure out how to take it from niggas (like Rock’N'Roll) so they dropped Vanilla Ice…

    He sold DUMB records (like 17million or so), but after awile niggas knew he was a MC Hammer biter and deaded it…

    We took control for alil while longer until “nature took it’s course” and gave us Eminem…

    He was DOPE, signed to Interscope (home of Death Row & 2pac), and was co-signed/produced by “Dr. Fuckin Dre”…

    Can u say: Game Over?

    But NO, we STILL managed to “keep it real” and that’s when whitey REALLY kicked his plan into affect!

    He took ALL the dopest producers (Neptunes, Primo, Swizz, Timbaland, etc) and had them making music for his “pop acts” (Justin, Beyonce, Nelly Furtado, Gwen Stafani,etc), thus making a drought of “good beats” for the “good artists”…

    and then as opose to signing credible acts who have something to talk about other than guns, drugs, bitches & money (a subject i actually like)- they go & sign a WHOLE BUNCH of COONS! ie D4L, DFB, Ying Yang Twins, etc…

    Thus letting a precious art form dwindle away and “kill itself”…

    That’s why “Hip-Hop” is dead!!!

  • toby x

    what’s soft about listening to jim jones?

    that “pour wax” song is fire, and i’d say a good 2/3s of the rest of it is on point too. jimmy has been getting slept on for a minute. it’s dope to see him actually blow up outside of the dipset stanbase.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    Alot of rock and pop music out right now is just plain better than the majority of hip hop and r’n'b out right now. As for Nas and Jay, Bol and the rest of the Hate Patrol are gonna shit on them regardless. They could make a double album called Reasonably Illmatic and make the best record ever and you niggas’ll still hate. Also, I think NCred and Transi should double date with Weezy and Baby. Homo Greatly Implied at them. UNO!

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    I guarantee that there is plenty good stuff ou there to listen to besides Timberlake & Nelly Furtado.

    theirs an incredible beat on the rjd2 site(the last one, n.4) what’s the name of the song with that beat? http://www.rjd2site.com

  • koofiesmacker

    Bol,
    Suck a Dick (No Birdman), now it all makes sense,U just a lil follower,…C’mon B, you don’t need to jump off a cliff just b/c everybody is doing it,…Nigga be a man, I still bang to this day my classic hip-hop cds, I know I’m not gona bump no young dro, chingy, young coc,Nelly etc. So I bump my timeless music e.i: only built 4 Cuban linx, It was written, The street is watchin, Wu Tang 4 ever, Ready to Die, The Firm etc….
    NO I don’t bump Justin Timberlake, just for that you need to be Banned from XXL, I bet you one of those fucks that picked up that K-fed’s album…u should be murked.
    Ok Bol, I think I took plenty of shots at you, I will now offer some type of Remedy for your Sickness (cuz u must be sick if u say U bumped The WU now U on JT) pick up the new AZ it dropped yesterday. Don’t worry You wont have to Fast Forward or skip anything like INVISIBLE_HAND said he had to do with The “Broke back cash money cd”..SO pick up that new AZ and write more relevant Hip-hop ish, not how you are contributing to it’s death.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Fernando Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 4:28 pm
    Yes, we will proceed to ignore you Ncred. Saying “Proceed” at the end of every post makes the assumption that we are…….

    a) reading the garb you write such as “Stuntin like my daddy was #1 on 106th & park” (wtf??? who cares??)

    or

    b)Care one bit about what you are saying. Which we dont.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    i know i said i would ignore morons but…i had to point out the fact that you 1.)read my post 2.)responded 3.)are lame

  • http://www.myspace.com/afterthesmoke Whuzi

    you just have a bad sense of taste

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Haters 101 in all its splendor

    Saints 6-2 BITCHES…superbowl what…did they say superbowl…

  • ManFrizzLe

    What is this faggot ass fuck talking about? You’re copping the JT but AZ is whack?? The new AZ is hot, and the DJ Premier is a hot beat AND AZ kills it. Bol needs to get his box out of the box he’s inside and listen…stop complaining about album sales because decreased album sales is exactly what will make music matter again. The good music is out there, you’ve just gotta find it.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Lil Wayne and Cash Money boss man Baby land in the number three spot on this week’s charts after moving just under 177K copies of their collaborative LP Like Father, Like Son. The records lead single “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” currently sits at #32 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. This release marks the first time the two remaining original Cash Money Millionaires have teamed up for an album and the fifth time one of Wayne’s LPs has debuted in the Top 10.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    On November 11, 2005 Wayne released Tha Carter II which further solidified his spot as a contemporary rapper, noticeably producing the album without the prominent beats of Mannie Fresh. Tha Carter II sold more than 238,000 copies debuting at no. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and has been certified platinum. The lead single off the album, “Fireman”, became a hit in the US, peaking at 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    SONNY CHEEBA Says:
    November 8th, 2006 at 4:33 pm
    But i’ll admit i like Justin Timberlake’s album and Nelly Furtado’s too, due to the damn near flawless production by Timbo The King!

    THAT’S KEEPIN IT 100%
    go back to that noz timbo post!
    http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=5087

  • B.

    You know how I know you’re not Hip-Hop:

    1) “the one track produced by DJ Premier is some of wackest shit on there” (AZ’s The Format)

    Get the fuck outta here!!!

  • AirlineGeneral

    Just for the record dj formerly known as n-credible lil wayne and birdman did sell more than diddy but they went #3 in their first week with 177,000 but diddy was #1 with 170,000 what does that tell you??….well anyway like father like son LP is mostly wack.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    SAINTS 6-2 CAN YOU SAY SUPERBOWL
    SAINTS 6-2 CAN YOU SAY SUPERBOWL
    SAINTS 6-2 CAN YOU SAY SUPERBOWL
    SAINTS 6-2 CAN YOU SAY SUPERBOWL
    SAINTS 6-2 CAN YOU SAY SUPERBOWL
    SAINTS 6-2 CAN YOU SAY SUPERBOWL
    SAINTS 6-2 CAN YOU SAY SUPERBOWL

    THE SOUTH IS TAKING OVER

  • Fernando

    Damn Sonny Cheeba….that was downright depressing. Looks like we are going to have a bunch of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Timberlakes doing B.S songs over Dre, Timbo, & Neptune beats…That sux. its funny how these artists that are basically a joke get instant credibility when they do a song with a famous hip-hop producer. As if to say that their music is organic & from the common man or “streets”..Which it obviously isnt. There is still a ton of dope hip-hop out there, you just have to find it. Too many people are satisfied with the junk that Ncred votes on to 106th & Park.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    N-Cred, do you just enjoy having people son the shit outta you everyday?

    People hate you on here worst than they hate me, and that’s really saying something.

    ‘Fuck is Meka at?

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    AirlineGeneral Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 4:48 pm
    Just for the record dj formerly known as n-credible lil wayne and birdman did sell more than diddy but they went #3 in their first week with 177,000 but diddy was #1 with 170,000 what does that tell you??….well anyway like father like son LP is mostly wack
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6
    wwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooowwwwwww

    IT TELLS ME THEY SOLD MORE THAN DIDDY…EXACTLY WHAT WAS YOUR POINT AGAIN…

  • INVISIBLE_HAND
  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LEGACYHIPHOP BELIZE

    Somebody pleeeeeeaaassseee shoot DJ Original Name..pleeeasseee..this wigga is hurtin my retina with his useless posts…by the way he’s a lame lookin white dude:

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=691562

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Rey Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 4:50 pm
    N-Cred, do you just enjoy having people son the shit outta you everyday?

    People hate you on here worst than they hate me, and that’s really saying something.

    ‘Fuck is Meka at?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    SEE WHAT I MEAN…LAME PEOPLE STICK TOGETHER LIKE FAT CHICKS…I WILL SAY IT AGAIN…WHY WOULD I LOOK TO BE LIKED ON A BLOG…ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO LIFE AND ARE REJECTS IN THE REAL WORLD…WOULD LOOK FOR SECURITY AND BACKING FROM A BLOG

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    THE REMARKS ARE RATHER ENTERTAINING LIKE A LIL BROTHER SWINGING AT YOU WHILE YOU KEEP HIM AWAY BY HOLDING HIS HEAD AWAY WITH YOUR EXTENDED ARM

    *********PROCEED************

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    DID I MENTION THE SAINTS ARE 6-2

    BALLLLIIINNNN

    WHERE?

    NEW AWWLLLLIINNNSS

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Moving past the “Get that paper, dog” mentality for a minute..

    The producers should really be taking some responsibility.

    1-The Neptunes haven’t done shit that’s listen-to-able in like 3 years. This new Gwen Stefani Yodeling song is fucking awful in a way that’s never been seen before.

    2-The Timbo beat that was on Diddy’s album was fucking terrible (the one with twista on it), but from what I’ve heard, the J-Timber album’s beats are way better.

    3-Dr. Dre has been in fucking hiding like his name was Dick Cheney (no donald rumsfeld getting dj drama’d outta washington)

    4-Just Blaze’s Diddy beat was awful too, (the one with x-tina on it).

    These producers should show some love to the hip-hop guys they’re working with. They all talk about this “expanding my boundaries” shit, but Pop music has been biting hip hop for years. Nobody does a double-take anymore when a Pop singer goes with a hip-hop producer. Sheeit, when Mariah did the Fantasy remix with Puff & ODB, THAT was a big deal. In ’06 there are no boundaries left to explore, there’s just a bunch of sellout niggas with MPCs.

    Say what you will about Kanye, but as far as I know he hasn’t really laced any pop chicks (alicia keys and janet jackson don’t count-and you’re an asshole if you think they do) or pop dudes with his beats. AND Kanye hasn’t fallen off either. His beats on Diddy’s and Lupe’s albums were both excellent.

    So yeah, blame the producers. They’re abandoning what made them rich. It’s not like them niggas wasn’t making 6 figures off a beat already, ya know?

    DOS!

  • Fernando

    Lamest people seek abuse from blogs. Wasn’t Katrina enough?

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    NCRED is THE WORST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO SUCK WEEZY DICK!

    make it a “manag et trois”!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Hmm, So N-Cred, your goal was to be an asshole?

    Sheeit, mission accomplished!

    Sorry about the long ass comment guys, I really am trying to cut that shit down.

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LEGACYHIPHOP BELIZE

    Im done with Weezy..bout to delete evry Weezy album I got..and iv been listening to lil dude since “get it how u live”..tsktsktsk..how one kiss can change reality

    PS. That like father like son is wack as shit… lol at “Leather so soft”..perfect title for thier “activities”

  • content

    bol siad >

    No, and I’m sure you don’t want to hear this, because there just aren’t as many people in the hip-hop community with the skill set to blog on this level.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    that actually makes sense. contrary to what you may think, if you just posted on underground (or underrated) artist that have potential to bring hip hop back or artist that still carry that once familiar passion for their work then i would be your biggest fan.

    however, b/c commercial, hip hop is in a downward spiral you tend to focus on the negatives (and come off sounding jaded). i do think you have promise confirmed by the fact i still come on here and read everyday. i do enjoy your personal site better though simply because that ‘bad vibe’ created by being forced to write about hip hop isn’t prevalent.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    the only way “hip-hop will comeback” is by us (the people) taking it over or making some new shit (and i’m not talking about “hyphy or snap music” either)…

    if WE don’t, and rely on our so called “artists” to do it, we’re assed out my friends!!!

    THAT’S A FACT JACK…

    and Ncred, u should be BANNED from XXL!

    go gargle some swamo water u inbred fuck!

    ohhhhhhhhhhhh shit, “DJ- Nbredible”!!!

    that’s his new name!

    cuz his parents HAVE to be cousins or brothers or suttin- to produce sucha RETARDED off spring!

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LEGACYHIPHOP BELIZE

    Rey..i like that timbo beat on diddy’s album..actually thats my fav song

    By the way i put DJ Original name’s myspace profile on here..its goin tru “moderation” but .. enjoy!

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LEGACYHIPHOP BELIZE

    ohhhhhhhhhhhh shit, “DJ- Nbredible”!!!

    ^Fukkinnn looving it (no mcdonalds)

  • Young A. Simmons

    NEW AWWLLLLIINNNSS …

    ..got ethered by Katrina.

    East coast, west coast all day everyday. Fuck you ncred you bitchmade chain hang low bangin reject.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    THE SAD PART OF ALL THIS IS THAT I TOLD YOU WHAT YOU WERE GOING TO DO BEFORE YOU DID IT…

    NEW AWWWWLLLLLLIIIINNNNSSS
    WE GOT EVEYTHING WE NEED
    BUSH ON THE ROSTER SO WE
    WE TAKIN OVER THE NFC
    DONT BEIEVE…
    IN TIME YOU’LL SEE
    D-LINE MURDERING TO THE 3RD
    DEGREE…WE CANT LOSE HOW
    FOCUSED DREW BE…
    THIS SHITS A BREEZE
    WE SCORE AS WE PLEASE
    HORN HOLLYWOOD SCORE A TD
    FUJITA GOT THE SOUL OF LT
    DONT FORGET ABOUT CG
    CHARLES GRANT DIET CONSIST OF QB
    THAT TAKES ME TO OUR RB
    DUECE A FREIGHT TRAIN
    AVG A LIL ABOVE 4.3
    I LAST PICK IN THE DRAFT
    COLSTON A STR8 BEAST
    AND GIVE IT UO FOR THE
    GHOST SEAN PAYTON AKA SP

  • Fernando

    lol @ Ncred sweating cash money so hard that he copy & pastes their bio’s on bol’s blog. Thats the definition of pathetic.

    Definition #2 = Ncred watching 106th & Park everyday just to see the Birdman + Lil weezy video.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    NEW AWWLLLLIIINNNNNSSSS

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    THE SOUTH ON TOP OF THINGS…ALL YOU FAGGOTS KNEEL AND KISS THE RING…

    SAINTS 6-2 BITCHES

  • Fernando

    lmao @ Nbreadible’s New Orleans Saints rap. His heart is going to break when they get stomped by some real teams (non-NFC)

  • http://www.myspace.com/suntzu Sunjitsu

    AZ wack? Ghostface’s album wack? Diddy’s album good? Jim Jones good?

    you lost it for good motherfucker

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Oh man, more myspace hijinx.

    lol @ “nbredible”

    Anyway, quitting time on the east coast. Be good, gents.

    TRES!

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @ Rey: the yodeling on the new Gwen song is downright wreched… But i heard Pharrell is mad cuz he didn’t have that in there, and they (Jimmy & Gwen) added that shit…

    Fuckin Crackas!

    And that Timbo beat on Diddy’s album is a KNOCKER!!!

    it’s on some Afrika Bambata shit…

    one of my fav’s on his album!

  • sojazzy

    ur a fag

  • http://myspace.com/forpromotionaluseonlye cashrlue

    on real you just becoming corny along wit hip-hop now.. how fukk u gonna listen to jenny jones and like it better than ghost or az new album.. get the fukk outta here U washed up

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    [Jay-Z]
    Oh! This must be the way the nigga ‘Pac felt when he made
    “Me Against the World,” “All Eyez on Me”
    Y’all niggaz got me feelin like all eyes on me, me against the world
    Mmm, y’all got me on my shit
    Thought niggaz would appreciate what I did to this game
    Bein that, I’m flesh of your flesh, blood of your blood
    Come from the same hood you come from
    We share basically the same stories
    Thought niggaz would appreciate what I came and did
    since ninety-six, every year
    Somethin must be seriously wrong with the world
    I know y’all ain’t hatin

    (Some people hate!) Don’t tell me niggaz is hatin
    (Some people hate!) Nah.. you know what I think?
    (Some people hate!) I think..
    (I think they’ve lost their minds) Think y’all lost your mind
    Y’all got me on my shit

    Raw rough and rugged, when addressin the mass public
    My attitude is fuck it cause motherfuckers love it
    Got a, chip on my shoulder the size of the Golden Nugget in Vegas
    And fuck bein famous, I came to get the butters
    I came from the gutter, my success in this game
    is sort of like “Pro-jectic Justice,” a payment for brushes
    with police officers, a peace offering
    From the Gods for the streets I was tossed in
    ‘Til I’m deceased in a coffin
    I’ma be a beast on these beats, releasin early and often
    Please, your disdain for the brothers ain’t gon’ change the numbers
    It’s the strengthenin of chain among us
    Please, we ain’t afraid of none of yas, who want it with us?
    Ain’t nuttin changed since the ninety-six summers, c’mon

    (Some people hate!) Jeah, uh, yeah
    (Some people hate!) Uh, uhh, uhh
    (Some people hate!) Yeah.. you know what I think?
    (I think they’ve lost their minds) They say success breeds envy

    I guess it’s just the penalty of leadership
    I guess I’m what niggaz wanna be and shit
    Or niggaz just bored, wanna be in shit
    ‘Fore they get to rappin, start believin it
    Think they Ali and shit
    I roll with the punches so I survive
    I bob and weave, move my feet from side to side
    I’m back, stronger than ever, surprise surprise
    They try to take me out the game, but I’s alive
    It’s like a old negro spiritual, but I mastered Tobey
    With a splash of Monster Kody, shoot faster than Kobe, nigga
    You bastards know me, the one and only
    Big homey from the Roc, I think you pastors lonely
    You need Jesus in your life.. it’s either that
    or y’all gon’ make me put the double Desert Eagles in your life, nigga!

    (Some people hate!) I know niggaz are hatin man, let me find out
    (Some people hate!)
    Jealousy’s a weak emotion, y’all gotta overcome that man
    (Some people kill their brothers)
    C’mon man be stronger than that.. you know what I think?
    (I think they’ve lost their minds) You’ll be aight though

    Au contraire nigga, I am here cause I earned the shit
    By ridin out, when niggaz had learner’s permit
    We bring the knives out, or we let them burners spit
    I bring them pies out if niggaz wanna burn the strip
    Bring your rides out, bring your buggy eyes out, turn your 6
    I laid back in the (?)
    Nigga this the payback, I know you bitch niggaz from way back
    Niggaz wanna clown but the pound it don’t play dat
    Get yourself found, drowned, where the lake at
    Run up on ‘em +Notoriously+, “Take that!” (take that)
    And then we comin where your wake at
    Eight maniac cats strapped with gats, you can hate that
    Face facts, fake rap cats
    can’t take back what I took back to the Brook’, look

    (Some people hate!)
    (Some people hate!)
    (Some people kill their brothers)
    (I think they’ve lost their minds)
    (And I’m hung up.. ohh..)

    YOU GOTTA LOVE THE IRONY

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Nbredible can’t dj or rap…

    so unless u breakdance or write graffiti, i say u should be BANNED from hip-hop all together!!!

    who’s w/me?

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    DJ N-CREDIBLE should be BANNED from XXL !
    NOBODY LIKES YOU!
    GO AWAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LEGACYHIPHOP BELIZE

    Im wit ya cheeba..as long as I get to ash my blunt in his tomb

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LEGACYHIPHOP BELIZE

    DJ NBRED AKA ORIGINAL NAME AKA FORGETTABLE = The Carlton Banks of XXLMAG,COM..cuz even though he’s corny, doesnt know music and basically annoying..he’s always there

  • Elevator

    All of those albums you have mentioned are average so dont expect from them to strength your faith in today’s hip-hop.

    But the new Clipse album is crazy so stay tuned.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    SINGLE HANDEDLY…CHECK OUT

  • Young A. Simmons

    inbred your copy and pasting long ass bullshit is gettin outta control.

    Someone shoulda hit your moms a boot in the stomach when she was expecting you, saved us all a lotta trouble.

    I’m out like Rumsfeld, cop that Thug Motivation 102..

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LEGACYHIPHOP BELIZE

    The only logic and bit of personality that NBRED has..ran down the crack of his mama ass…

  • INVISIBLE_HAND
  • Fernando

    E.T.H.E.R.E.D!!!

  • ESL representa

    LOL @ No-Cred’s “To Catch A Predator”
    Myspace Pic

  • Fernando

    Nbread aka Chester the Molester

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    BELIZE Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 5:23 pm
    DJ NBRED AKA ORIGINAL NAME AKA FORGETTABLE = The Carlton Banks of XXLMAG,COM..cuz even though he’s corny, doesnt know music and basically annoying..he’s always there

    ^^^ LMAO LMAO!!!

    that was on the money!

    and if that’s REALLy his myspace page, and he REALLy is some “low sodium saltine ass nigga, that’s a Cracka w/no flava!”(c), then someone Holla @ Splinter and get this ninja turtle ass wigga outta here!

  • Mr.Me

    Bol tryin to get sympathy from niggas like Noz but nobody is gonna give you a pat on your fat sweaty back so just stop it already an keep doin what you do. Your the 2nd funniest next to Ron Mexico but you both are gettin too old an your taste in music is startin to go south (no pun).

  • Fernando

    Bol would get viciously raped in prison….fyi

  • http://www.myspace.com/corinnemq Corinne

    lol, why do the fights always start on Bol’s blog. Bol you give out bad vibes, hey it looks like you still got it so you can scratch out that worry.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    i concur

    …ETHER

    _and if that’s REALLy his myspace page,
    please, share the fun! (link!)

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    ^^ it’s on belize’s earlier post…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    lol

  • killa k

    fuck jim jones

  • HuRrIcAnEfRaNk

    Bol are you aware you are a GOD among insects? Please spare some a couple minutes out of your obvious VERY BUSY SCHEDULE and answer this question.

    ~ThE HuRrIcAnE HaS SpOkEth~

  • Spark

    Gotdamn can The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE get hit by a stray bullet shit fucking get ass rape already u fuckin downsouth retarded motherfucking monkey dick eatin weezy sucking annoying highskool bitch.

  • Spark

    and co-signin killa fuck jim jones and The whole Dipset,shit, i said it and i meant it!!!

  • Freshman_Woes

    Face it man…you wouldn’t know dope hip hop if it smacked you in the face. Not because you’re old because you’re a clown.

  • Tyler

    Bol, for you 2 go soft U would have had 2 be hard 2 start wit’ G and U were never hard so if you get any softer you would be softer than babyshit or cookie dough. But we still got love 4 ya’ bro. . no P.Diddy in a shinny suit.
    Peep the musical vibes and heat at:
    http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug

  • jamal brown

    YOUZ IZ GOTZ TA PUTZ DAT WHITHZ PEOPLEZ MUSIZ DOWN NIGGA

  • http://www.myspace.com/daojones1 daojones

    that means u should move on to blog on a different website…..trl.com????

  • Meka Soul

    >SEE WHAT I MEAN…LAME PEOPLE STICK TOGETHER LIKE FAT CHICKS…I WILL SAY IT AGAIN…WHY WOULD I LOOK TO BE LIKED ON A BLOG…ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO LIFE AND ARE REJECTS IN THE REAL WORLD…WOULD LOOK FOR SECURITY AND BACKING FROM A BLOG>

    lame people also expect me to waste brain power on them.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com N.O 4 life

    i got that jim jones album….and i was pleasantly pleased!!!jim has stepped his game up and max b is waiting to blow!!! next up is game…….skip over the 21st…to the 28th with the clipse and young buck

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    Is Bol growing soft in his old age?
    ^^^^^^
    That statement needs a no homo

    Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Xtina, and Nelly Furtado’s cds > just about every 06 hip hop album.

    So far the only dope albums have been Obie Trice, Young Dro, E-40, and Lupe Fiasco’s.

    I haven’t heard the new Z-Ro yet….

  • Uptowner

    Hey Bol, bowl or whatever. Find another fucking line of work. I’ve recently started reading your blogs last week I think and I can see already that it’s a piece of shit. You can find something better to write about dude.

  • CJ

    your right real hip hop is dying and there are no alternatives right now. Seems like commercial rap is winning, i agree that AZ is freaking falling off cuz of people downloading, and BALLLLLLLIN is way more G’d Up. Ionno whats gona happen. Shit man you the only NON dick rider in hur. I swear man the only one. BOL keep doing your thing you aint falling off these so called real hip hop music is dying out. They say what they wana say. Anyways do your thing. AZ needs to step it up i dont care what dick rider says..Hope jay and nas do it big or else. How many dick riders gona take it as it is? Def Jam is trying to bring real hip hop right now that you think of it. Will.I.Am sucks. why u getting a commercial producer to fuck with real hip hop in the first place?
    A commercial song?? nah fuck that shit

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    e aka the real noreiaga Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 11:43 pm
    Is Bol growing soft in his old age?
    ^^^^^^
    That statement needs a no homo

    ^^Haaaaaa LMFAO

  • Bang

    yall are losin it. go play some NWA or PE, and kill all that pop music noise, fuck that

  • Bang

    I’m on some retro hip hop right now, I cant stand listening to pop singers

  • Hooligan

    Hip Hop gets lamer the older you get. Just pop some Kane or EPMD on and then realise either you’re getting old and bitter or Hip-Hop well and truly is dying on it’s fat arse.

  • frankwhite45

    The jim album is aight the production is not bad that weatherman track is fire probably next single myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • Foreign Correspondent

    I think a lot of what people including myself are feeling is the result of the cup overflowing so to speak. This quality music has given way to catchy, supposedly easily marketable product. Most of the music to come out since the end of the 90′s has been mind numbing at best. And it seems to get worse and worse every year.

    The real problem is balance, if you look at how modern media disseminated trends in music especially, you can see that focus is just placed on a few aspects of the music. Anything outside of that is seen as wack or white/indy/nerd etc. the only representations they show are either aging pimps/gangsters trying to still look young, young wanabe pimps/gangsters whoare way to gae for anyones comfort, or down south club shit. I mean if i hea one more rhyme about dudes buying dope from poppy, i’m going to lose, cant these fake gangsters be at least remotely creative with their shit, what, everybody buys their imaginary dope from the same south american dude?

    its all bullshit, packaged like a new brand of two ply toilet paper.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 3:52 pm
    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 1:22 pm
    all you losers who come here to engage in your daily routine of embarassing your mother are the ones noz was talking about…a bunch of fruit flies…no intelligent dialogue takes place when you have a bunch of insecure morons making 13yr old remarks…as i stated once before…freedom of speech has it’s pros and cons…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 3:52 pm
    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    November 8th, 2006 at 1:22 pm
    all you losers who come here to engage in your daily routine of embarassing your mother are the ones noz was talking about…a bunch of fruit flies…no intelligent dialogue takes place when you have a bunch of insecure morons making 13yr old remarks…as i stated once before…freedom of speech has it’s pros and cons…

  • Moe

    Slim you are one funny a** dude! Keep doing what you are doing, NO TED HAGGARD (SH**Z HILARIOUS)!

  • triplesixninja

    go cop that lil boosie kniccas

  • nineteen80sbaby

    I loved Jim One’s first album, but aside from Ballin and the some of the max b hook fests, I can’t get into it.

    Diddy, The Game, and AZ are all solid albums, fukk what u heard.

    JT has the album of the year.

    And I’m rediscovering my middle school days with Third Eye Blind’s masterpiece debut, that siht is, as bol would say, fukking nails!

  • Zee

    RIP Ed Bradley

  • Babyboy

    Bol if u really listen 2 Method Man album, plz state me 5 songs that r 1/5, i ve the album and most of the songs were great, in my opinion, but hey, i am a real Wu fan so who knows, still, list me just 5 songs that r crap if u can, and then post them so everyone can have an opinion on it…

  • theonlysmartkid

    Wow, you used to be funny to me now after reading this you need to get a job at rolling stone or some gay ass mag like that. how can u say ghostface’s fichscale didnt do it for u and then say u like all the new pop/r&b shit like the new diddy and the new timberlake album. And Jim Jones is a fucking joke no one takes him seriously as an artist, hes a complete clown shoe along with the whole dipset crew. I know this is old but let me get this out there too. How can Camron diss Jay for flip flops when he wears pink. Guys dont wear pink only stupid assholes that think its fashionable or trendy do and both of those are homo to the fullest. And listen to the new Masta Killa album fucking great right up there with Fischscale.

    NOR CAL LOWLIFE
    FUCK THE WORLD WE WANT FURL
    PEACE NINJAS

  • 110 street

    i dont know bout all that pop music shit but that jim album is hard body nigga so if you blastin that in ur hoop ride u aint gettin soft.oh and spark eat a dick

  • ride or die bitch

    promiscuous is a nice song.but what the fuck?i’m only 18 and listen shit like that

  • real recognise real

    bol if u really think the az album is wack and jim jones is good then ur fool.its people like u who r helping kill the essence of real hip hop by dissing the real deal and promoting garbage.how much they paying u?

  • Mr. Anderson

    I hear you. I find myself listening to stations that play old school or just my mp3′s. Music sux ass nowadays with a handful of exceptions. I remember back in the day (I graduated in about 2000) when the pop shit was out. I still think that Fuel’s Shimmer is better than that bullshit Show me what you got, by Jay Z. By far. N he’s “the best”. It’s like Puffy said at the end of Victory “Shits all fucked up now, what the fuck we (real musicians) gonna do now!?! It’s all fucked up now!

  • flyboy403

    AZ is dope as fuck
    go cop the new shop boyz u faggot party on a cockstar
    or i heard pink is droppin another one soon “d-bag”

  • Gorilla O

    the problem is all you east coast cats puttin out bullshit! yall aint sellin and the only hot track on your album is the lead single (and it aint that hot). and then yall want to talk about hip hop is dead…well yall the ones killin it. drop some better shit instead of the ‘shit sandwiches’ yall been droppin. and finally realize that the SOUTH has taken over and we dont plan on giving it back no time soon!

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