Top 10 worst trends in hip-hop

What a strange couple days in hip-hop. On Friday, Jim Jones hacked into Tru Life’s MySpace page. (Really? The Dirt Angel is an e-gangsta now?) Apparently rap battles no longer take place in ciphers or on the radio or on wax. Now rappers air out their dirty laundry on social networking sites. All you rap nerds should be happy, since the line between reality and the Internet has officially been erased. The war is over, and the web won. Feel free to let loose with cyber talk around hot girls, post comments on blogs at 11:23 pm on a Friday night, freestyle endlessly about your MySpace friends, and generally embrace your geek leanings. Hip-hop is yours, my friends.

Tuesday night a fiasco with the RIAA landed former XXL blogger DJ Drama in jail. That’s right—jail. Drama spent the night in the slammer, and is now up on racketeering charges, essentially for being the hottest mixtape DJ out and promoting the crap out of a bunch of major label artists. Meanwhile, Fox News is having a freakin’ field day with the story. The network is clearly incapable of figuring out the difference between mixtapes and bootlegged CDs (along with the Recording Industry Association of America, whose job it is to represent, um, the music industry). In typical fashion, Fox is determined to bring a sensational, get-super-scared-now element to their coverage, pointing out that though there were no weapons or drugs found, these types of raids often turn up contraband. Apparently things that didn’t happen—but could have—now qualify as news. 

All of this is enough to make a girl grumpy. In that spirit, allow me to share my top ten pet peeves with hip-hop right now.

The phrase BAALLLLINN! For obvious reasons.

Print hoodies. Actually, some print hoodies are kinda hot. For instance, the ones that Jay wore on BET on the 106 & Jay spot were pretty nice. But I’ve seen some dudes around my neighborhood on some serious bullshit. General rule of thumb: if the graphics on your sweatshirt look like they could have been jacked from a sixty year-old grandmother’s tacky sweater set, you might want to rethink rocking it.

Groupie tell-all books. One word: scandalous.

E-thugs. Random threats of violence from the comfort of your mother’s basement? Spewing a bunch of bile you would never say out loud IN CAPS? Cussing for the sake of cussing? So 2006.

Making it rain. Tossing handfuls of cash into the air for no apparent reason = an insult to poor folks everywhere.

The Girl Record. Please give that thug pillow talk a rest. We don’t believe you, you need more people.

New jacks taking shots at legends. Jeezy, Lil’ Wayne, I’m talking to you.

The hustler ethos. In the words of Cube: “Everybody’s hustling, ain’t nobody rapping.”

Directional dance songs. Please stop telling me what to do and let me dance already.

Random wannabe celebs nose-diving into the rap mix. I see you, Brooke Hogan.

Feel free to add to my list.

  • NSW

    Good Post T, I would add but you basically said everything.

  • B

    These dumb wallet chains and the whole “rock and roll” look

  • Conor

    400 dollar sweatshirts

    we get it, you’re rich, but why bother making a clothing line if no one but you can afford it

  • Da PartyStarter

    Having more than than 3 “features” on your album: Stand on your own.

    Mixtape “D.J.’s” who can’t mix, blend or scratch: Pointing and clicking is NOT D.J.ing

    Corny ass ad-libs: They were fly the first 300 times we heard them…Yeah YOU,Jeezy!!!

    Internet Hip-Hop scholars: If you weren’t there, didn’t hear it firsthand or participate in it, you REALLY can’t speak on it.

    Hip-Hop music sub genres: Either it’s Hip-Hop or it’s not.

  • http://yahoo.com quin_c813

    I have one,too many features on an album,rappers should jus make compilation albums if theres gonna be like 12 features on an album that has 17 songs!!!!!!

  • crewzta

    11. Oversized hiphop – 3 year old hip-hop look. (Oversized hats, long tees)

    12. Rapping bout selling drugs. (Sure you guys are moving dem bricks and making songs what a concept!)

    13. Tuff guy attitude – quit mean muggin cause you live in your moms basement

    14. Rapping about rims – we get it allready you guys love things that are shiny OMG – they spinnin, they spinnin!

  • Dade

    11. Quit Hating on the South, put out good music. NY I’m TALKING to you.

    12. Actors wannabe Rappers, Rappers wannabe Actors.

    13. Reality Show. Stop embarrasing yourselfs..

    14. Crying and Bitching bout not winning a award…KANYE I see you baby (no homo)

  • NoMamesBuey

    RAP FANS IGNORING THE UNDERGROUND (non-major label albums) especially if they are moaning that hip-hop is dead, wack, etc. Yes Nas & Tara Henly, “This Means You” (c) Talib Kweli.

    Even worse are those who assume the underground is the same. Please, there is more diversity in subject matter in the underground then on major label albums.

    With the exception of the 2006′s 2 best albums from The Roots & Nas, these artists had albums that are as good as any major label album:

    Akir
    Apathy
    Chino XL
    Dilated Peoples
    Ice Cube
    Leroy Smokes
    Little Brother & DJ Drama “Separate But Equal” (Free DJ Drama)
    Murs
    Nicolay
    ShinSight Trio
    Soul Position
    Wale Oyejide

  • EReal

    Everyone already pretty much covered everything, so co-sign.
    Except for when Tara said this:
    “New jacks taking shots at legends. Jeezy, Lil’ Wayne, I’m talking to you.”
    Uhm how bout adding Game to that list?
    Just a thought.

    1 hunned.

  • EReal

    OHHH!!! I thought of one, damn.

    11. Waffling on beef – Either you wanna beef or you dont, either choose one or shut the fuck up!

  • EReal

    LMFAO@”E-thugs. Random threats of violence from the comfort of your mother’s basement? Spewing a bunch of bile you would never say out loud IN CAPS? Cussing for the sake of cussing? So 2006.”

    Thats like 75% of the people on XXLmag, hahahaa.. I think you may have offended some users Tara, lol. Im sure they’ll let you get away with it anyway.

    How bout,
    Hitting on Tara over the net – Its not gonna happen buddy, deal wit it.
    LMAO!

  • http://myspace.com/djchase247 Eastside Bread Maker

    All of you pretty much said some things that needed to be said, but my one and only peeve with this industry right now is the lack of quality music that artist are putting together. For the dude that said the underground artists are putting together good music, I dont listen, so I cant deny, but for the major artists, STOP MAKING ALBUMS FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING MONEY and MAKE RECORDS FOR THE LOVE OF MAKING MUSIC!!!

  • Were Read 2 Def

    The hustler ethos. In the words of Cube: “Everybody’s hustling, ain’t nobody rapping.”

    ^^^Thank God for Ice Cube.

  • Atl’s own

    11. underground rappers actin’ like
    dey don’t like money; cuz they
    ain’t gettin’ none!

    12. Sayin’ Hip-Hop is dead the turn
    around and make a Hip-hop record
    2 feed yo wife and kids.

    13. Acting like it’s the South fault
    ghostface and similair rappers
    didn’t go wood!

  • Danja29

    *people who complain about what’s sellin’… when they’re downloadin’ the shit outta the artists they think SHOULD be sellin’.

  • TJ

    Getting shot. I’m past that already.

  • EReal

    @NoMamesBuey

    Swollen Members – Black Magic

    The Blacksmith Mixtape

    Talib Kweli & MadLib Mixtabe

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    HIP HOP “SHOCK-BLOGGERS”. These Howard Stern-Geraldo Rivera-Bill O’reilly types that compromise their own integrity by making outrageous, unsubstantiated claims about rappers for the sake of their version of “internet ratings”. Please, … write something insightful, informative and even opinionated, but don’t make random hate-statements about things we know that even YOU don’t believe for sake of saying it … This is also counter-productive to your well being as the genre your covering is not COUNTRY .. Hip Hop is not that civilized, rapper will get at you. ( Um, Can you say BOL )

    This actually also falls under the “New jacks taking shots at Legends” Category … Holla!

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    I’m gonna co-sign everyone else but here are some more

    11. Underground rappers that supposedly represent the common man being as stuck up and pretentious as a diva

    12. “Gangsta” rappers who don’t spend time in the hood and don’t settle beefs in the street

    13. Rappers using too many different producers and features just to appeal to specific regions

    14. Doing collabos with paris hilton and brooke hogan

    15. Rappers with the vocabulary of a 5th grader(read a book please)

  • DRAMA

    Soutern Rappers….Period

    And even Im From ATL!!!!!

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    I got one for you wet wipes…

    HATIN ON THE SOUTH

    HATIN ON THE SOUTH

    HATIN ON THE SOUTH

    HATIN ON THE SOUTH

    HATIN ON THE SOUTH

    HATIN ON THE SOUTH

    HATIN ON THE SOUTH

  • G.Bey

    Countless songs about food: Laffy Taffy, Chicken Noodle Soup, any Young Dro verse…

  • DRAMA

    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/ContactUs?pageId=5.11

    GO TO THIS LINK AND LET THE ATL NEWS KNOW HOW U FEEL ABOUT THE STORY AND HOW DJ DRAMA AND DON CANN WERE PORTRAYED!!!! THE MORE WE WRITE, THE MORE OUR VOICE GETS HEARD. PEACE.

  • mannyworld33

    11. TOILET BOL’S BLOG!(NO SAT. NITE WORKOUT)

  • Sir Francis

    Co-signed…

  • che

    11. Bol

  • YoPrince

    (Lil Wayne isn’t a NEW JACK! just to be clear)

    everything else is on point, esp. the part about those damn hoodies.

  • che

    12. acting like we’re not dying to hear jay’s next album.

    12B. acting like ‘beach chair’ and ‘do u wanna ride’ aren’t possibly the best 2 songs of the year.

  • MoreFish

    “The phrase BAALLLLINN! For obvious reasons.”

    lol.. and lol for “Dirt Angel”

    “jim jones needz to holla at a bar of soap and a razor”- Ghostface or 50 (one of them dudes)

  • thoreauly77

    11. product songs, a la “vans”.

  • http://ALLHIPHOP REGION HATERS HATER

    NY YORK SAYING THERE THE HOME OF HIP-HOP. WE DONT CARE ITS 2007 AND HIPHOP IS IN THE WARM AND LOVING SOUTH AND MIDWEST. WE DONT NEED U ANY MORE PLUS I THING KAYSLAY SNITCHED ON THE A.M.G. STOP REGION HATING YOU YANKS

  • eshizzy

    That sad that LIL’ WAYNE isnt a new jack, How long he been in the game and he’s just starting to get good?

  • jacquez
  • ree

    hahaha dats all on pointi got anotha one
    11. dissin one rapper bout singing when you turn around and sing in ya own songs….50 cent there you go!

  • http://whocareswhatpeoplethink thecollinb

    “e thugs….from the comfort of their mother’s basement”
    that’s sneak dissin’ Bol Tara and you know it!!!

  • Triz

    11. Rappers whose names who begin with “Young”

  • Re 3rd

    SNAP MUSIC

    BUT FABO CAN STAY (VERY ENTERTAINING IN A HUMPTY DANCE KINDA WAY)

    COOKIE CUTTER ARTISTS (EVERY MAJOR LABEL AND THEIR BOUTIQUES, WAKE UP!)

    THE PRETENTIOUS A & R’S (NOT ALL OF YOU ARE IDIOTS JUST A FEW, YOUR JOBS ARE ON THE WAY OUT BUDDY, YOU BETTER UP YOUR POINTS ON YOUR NEXT CLONE THINK TOWARD THE FUTURE)

    THE PHRASE “REAL TALK” AINT NOTHING REAL IN HIP HOP RIGHT NOW EXCEPT SADN ESS

    PLAGERISTSSSSSS”’(INSERT NAME HERE?)

    JIVE/ZOMBA/ARISTA RECORDS’ MARKETING/ PROMOTION DEPT. (WHAT-THE-FUCK? TALK ABOUT PHONING IN) IN DESPERATE NEED OF AN INTERVENTION

    CARMEN, SUPERHEAD, AND FLAVOR FLAV(EMBARASSING)

  • Meka Soul

    rappers lying about their ages. that’s on some meryl streep bitch shit.

    rappers with myspace pages? kinda ghey.

    getting “styled on” in a rap battle? kinda gully.

  • goldfromthe49

    how about wasting countless amounts of bars on all the different colours of diamonds you have in your A) Chain B) Mouff (speak properly) C)Errrrrs (again with speech)

  • Mo

    1 – Saying you are goin to bring NY back is corny NY never left – Tru life I’m talking you…(although I like your songs)

    2 – Tight ass Jordache Jeans with tight spandex rap around ur balls t-shirts – Jim Jones I’m talking to you….

    3 – Colorful hats with Skittle looking sneakers – HOMO THUG lOOKK – Pharell please is corny.

    4 – Hypemen that now want to be artist – Jim Jones

    5 – Lying on interviews about personal beefs – Dame Dash you..!

    6 – Complaining about other rappers successful careers and accolades – Fat Joe I’m talking to you!!

    7 – Using record sales as skills on the mic – Although is a business of selling records..and the art diminished never the less 50 is no way better than Nas because he sold 10 million in GRODT – All G-Unit Fans

    8 – Fuzzy cornrows with the 5 0′clock shadow – Jim Jones I’m talking to you!! you look 40…!

    9 – weighing 97 and 1/2 pounds and wearing a wife beater – Lil Wayne and Bow WOW!! please stop!

    10 – Last but not least – the 80′s look in the clubs with the rope chain leave that to Nas he lived tha tera when you are 16 and rocking that it makes you look like a damn fool! – everyone born after 1985!

  • Bang

    to the left, to the left

  • http://xxlmag.com robin_tha_hood

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    all of this

    =

    good laugh

  • john cochran

    I agree with most yall. But I’d like to add some shit:

    1. STUNNA SHADES
    2. SENSETIVE THUGS (GAME
    3. EAST COAST RAPPERS DICK RIDING THE SOUTH
    4. CONSCIENCE RAPPERS DRESSING LIKE CALVIN KLIEN MODELS.
    5. DIP SET
    6. G-UIT
    7. RAPPERS WITH CLOTHING LINES.

  • Prince Of The South

    Tara,
    11. Kanye West crying over not winning every award 12. Labels handing out deals (Young Joc, Yung Dro, Cashis, D4L, Hot Rod, DFB, Everybody on dipset after Cam and Julez, PSC, Mike Jones)
    13. Snap music
    14. One hit wonders, labels aren’t taking time to mold artists like they used to and none of the new rappers have that longevity.
    15. Bringing NY and the West Back and Hip Hop lives down south.
    16. Rappers not reading their contracts before they sign on the line(Jadakiss, Game, and everybody on Bad boy past and present)
    17. The death of Lyrical rappers
    18. Rappers making sellout albums

  • jay

    I got a trend i dont like before i start let me first say that most of my fav artists just happen to be from new york jada, fabolous and jigga, but i also like jeezy , t.i., and ludacris down south but i’m getting tired of everytime xxl puts a new track in the bangers section by a dirty south representer the new yorkers gotta comment with the trendy “it’s true hip hop is dead” lets get this straight IF hip hop is dead its b/c new york killed it since 2001 jada’s put out ONE album since the under rated real talk fabo’s been too busy “pirating” other ppls logo to start his clothing line. 50 had the massacre which sold tons but what was so “hip hop” about that album. Jigga i’m not getting started on his career decisions he was right to come back but personally i think he wait 6-9 months too long and his new musical style is garbage.and Nas the author of the whole arguement well lets see his last 2 albums have been ok i copped em but what are you mad about nas? I mean these kids coming up these last few years grew up idolizing you , jigga, dre and others and now because your getting into those jordan wizard years the new generation isn’t hip hop well if their not then it your fault after all they learned from you just like you learned from rakim . I’m just saying maybe if the the top notch artists started actually dropping albums instead of looking for the next d#$k to ride hip hop will become refreshing again

  • thoreauly77

    has anyone added minstrel rap?

  • SukedowN

    11. “FREE [insert mediocre hip-hop figure here]”

    12. Pretending that you actually care about an encarcerated mix-tape DJ who knowingly broke the law (does it make you feel like you are a part of something?) when you don’t know him and have no personal connection to him.

    13. Writers who attempt to tie race into any issue involving minorities (every action is about money, indirectly or directly; it is the be-all end-all)

    14. Young Jeezy/Young Jeezy stans

    15. Ego-driven bloggers who think throw subliminal shots at their readers every chance they get
    (Wow! You have a pedestal! Too bad you’re broke)

  • freakzilla504

    Fuck you know about hiphop, get the fuck out here. You yourself is a trend.It is people like you that will jump off the bandwagon of hiphop and go on to rock or techno you mtv blogger!

  • DH

    So print hoodies are wack unless Jay Z wears em? Ok. Jay Z is a record exec out of touch with the streets. Pure mainstream monotony since blueprint. Dip Set’s whats poppin, ya heard? Hope Max B isnt goin back behind the G wall! Welcome home Zeeke! That whole DJ Drama thing is B.S

  • http://yahoo.com jordany

    1 – Everybody hatin’ on Jay-Z, rappers (Cam’Ron, Jim Jones, Hell Rell, J.R.Writer, Lil’ Wayne, Raekwon, The Game, LL Cool J, DMX, Fat Joe, 50 Cent), fans (Lil’ Wayne, The Game, Method Man), bloggers (DJ Sickamore, faggot-ass Bol), friends or should i say foes (Damon Dash, Kareem ”Biggs” Burke, Jaz-O), hoes (Carmen Bryan), and let’s not forget internet thugs, young people, preachers. The sad thing about it is that the same people i just mention wish they were in his shoes.

    2 – The Diplomats, this niggas is garbage, plain and simple, fuck Dip Set.

    3 – New York/ East Coast NOT being on top, the best artist in the game are from New York or somewhere in the East Coast, Jay-Z, Nas, Beanie Sigel, Saigon just to name a few. I also wanna point out that i’m not hating on any other region cause i got love for Eminem, Kanye West, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Scarface, Ludacris, T.I., The Clipse, Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Wayne (a.k.a. Jay-Z J.R.).

    4 – G-Unit, ain’t nobody on G-Unit talented, they all suck.

    5 – The Game, this nigga is a fuckin’ lame. He ain’t about nothing, he can’t rap if his life depended on it, no subject matter, no lirical skill, same flow on every song, talks about the same shit on 95% of his material (Jay, Big, Nas, Pac, Dre, 50, Aftermath, Bloods, Crips, Snoop, Ice Cube, Easy E, West Coast, Classic Albums, Low Riders, G-Unit, Black Wall Street), i just can’t understand why so many people like him.

    6 – The lack of Subject Matter/ Creativity in Rap now a days, you have Jay-Z tryin’ to help the culture grow and he gets critisize for it then you have guys like Common, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez who rap about everyday issues and don’t sell any records nor get the recognition they deserv but, if you RAP about or should i say LIE about Crack, Guns, Cars, Rims, Bling, Money, Violence, Beef, Gangbangin’, Bitches, Hustlin’, Dance Moves you get all the recognition in the world and reach gold or platinum status.

    7 – The same concept on most albums, you have the (club song), the (girl, ever since ”Excuse Me Miss”record), the (i’m a hustla/ i sell crack/ i got ki’s record), the (beef/diss record), the (i’m a playa/i got a maybach/i got money record), the (i’m real/i’m from the hood/i made it out the hood record. You get the point, it’s like you get the same album just a different artist.

    8 – Dem Franchise Boyz, D4L, Yung Joc and everybody else makin’ this garbage Snap/Crunk Music and, also the DJ’s who play all this shit.

    9 – The Idustry, The Labels, The Business, The Money, C.R.E.A.M. (cash rules everything around me, cream get the money dolla dolla bill y’all). Money is always an issue every time there’s money in the equation it’s a business, this artist don’t make music from the heart anymore it’s a job to them, nobody really cares about being the best rapper out or making the best music, all they care about is making music that’s gonna get radio play and sell records, so in reality you can’t really blame this on this artist because, this is a job for them, they gotta feed theif families, they gotta stay relevant to what’s hot out there and it’s sad but what’s hot right now it’s what you see on TV all day and what you hear on the radio, it’s an obligation to make a certain kind of music otherwise they’ll get dropped from the label, get the album pushed back several times and when they do come out they don’t get the proper promotion. So respect to the artist who keep it real and make a sacrifice to stay true their roots, even tho they gonna cry about their President/CEO but, you gotta understand they have a job also which is to sell records but, who really loses here is the fans who have to wait forever to purchase an album that was supposed to drop months or even years ago and, not get their money’s worth, which is why people download so much.

    10 – The Fans, yes the fans, we gotta realize that this is entertainment, we let this people dictate what’s hot and what’s not, some fans care about this people more than themselves. There’s real issues out there that we gotta deal with but, we rather waste our time to see what’s going on ih Hip Hop and Sports, these artist and athlets don’t care about us all they want is for us to but their products and support their businesses. You have people fighting and arguing’ about who ‘s better or who won the battle between Jay-Z & Nas and, here you have this guys joining forces and having fun togheter which is great we need this positive things in hip hop but, that’s not the case in every issue.

  • let the game begin

    Beef!!!
    haters!

    thats all

  • FrostyFreeze

    If you turn on the radio and hear 13 songs in a row about some other dude’s chain/watch/rims, for Pete’s sake please dont write another freakin song about YOUR chain/watch/rims.

    Stop sampling campfire songs/nursery rhymes.

    Nothing wrong with baggy clothes, but dont get carried away.

    If you’re 17 years old and recording your very first single, how can you possibly rap about how rich you are already?

  • KRITIQ

    rappers who don’t wright their own rhymes…..whats up bow wizi

    and oh yeah niggas comin up in here and wrighting long ass comments shits mad played out.

  • http://Ifux.blogspot.com I Fux

    13. Tuff guy attitude – quit mean muggin cause you live in your moms basement

    ^^^ Co-Sign why you acting so damn tuff when eating an Ice Cream or a Subway sandwich………….

    Wearing two T’s an the one you have underneath is hitting your knees……

    ALso anthing pertaining to Jibbs…

    Things I liked i.e. would Be Bow Wow’s interview were he aired everyone out including Ciara’s Bladder issues….Classic Journalism

  • Atlanta’s Bally

    What everybody else said and I would like to add

    1. The use of “Young” before the artist name. Given the fact that most of these cats are over 30.

  • Belize

    Here’s one for you: “Im gonna change the game”..haaaaa

    Good post T!

  • Malik C.

    Talking about how much money you have. Okay unless you’re giving any to ME, I really don’t care about how much you have. Bill Gates and every other nerd shits on you regardless moneywise.

    Entire beef/diss tracks talking about what you’re going to shoot someone with and that they will be “leaking”. Because getting shot and blood coming out isn’t obvious or anything.

    Stop saying how “down” you are for whereever the hell you’re from unless you’re actively supporting all the small busineses there.

  • LOS

    Wayne’s not a new jack. Dude been in the game for over a decade. And dont scream that bullshit bout he just got good after the Carter cause just because yall wasnt listening then don’t mean he wasn’t good.

  • john cochran

    8. GROUPIES TRYING TO PROFIT OFF OF BEING WHORES BY WRITING BOOKS.

  • NickeNitro

    People hating on veteran rappers. I could give fuck (uhh, care less in ’007?) if Redman was 90-years old, recoding on dialysis, and rhyming about Cesamet and Marinol by the time Red Gone Wild came out — I’d still cop it.

    Also, my grandma’s sweaters are fly, and it’s not jacking if she said I could have it.

  • NoMamesBuey

    ^cosign. If you make a good album, I respect it, if you’re 15 or 85.

    Nobody gives grief to old folks in other genres. BB King is literally 81 & still making music!

    Back in the 80s Tina Turner was a huge pop star. As a little kid I liked her radio songs – it never occurred to me that I can’t like her due to her being 40-something. WTF!

    We don’t do this BS in sports. Last year you had a match of Agassi (36) v Nadal (20). 2 legends of the game, who cares about the age.

  • http://NONE KILLA BLACK

    HAVE NO FEAR, REAL HIPHOP IS HERE, JUST GIVE HERE ME, WE WILL CHANGE THE GAME. (myspace.com/Blu-Black)
    (myspace.com/ATLAS)

  • http://NONE KILLA BLACK

    HAVE NO FEAR REAL HIPHOP IS HERE.
    (MYSPACE.COM/BLU-BLACK)
    (MYSPACE.COM/ATLAS)

  • http://NONE KILLA BLACK

    HAVE NO FEAR REAL HIPHOP IS HERE.
    (MYSPACE.COM/BLU-BLACK)
    (MYSPACE.COM/ATLAS)

  • http://NONE KILLA BLACK

    HAVE NO FEAR REAL HIPHOP IS HERE.
    (MYSPACE.COM/BLU-BLACK)
    (MYSPACE.COM/ATLAS)

  • http://NONE KILLA BLACK

    HAVE NO FEAR REAL HIPHOP IS HERE.
    (MYSPACE.COM/BLU-BLACK)
    (MYSPACE.COM/ATLAS)

  • IRON SON

    DID ANYONE MENTION THE “STYLIN ON YOU”-ROUTINE OF ENDING A RAP BATTLE WITH A SMACKDOWN???

    THATS MY TOP TREND OF EM ALL

  • http://www.myspace.com/meanassmo Marvelous Mo

    “Random wannabe celebs nose-diving into the rap mix. I see you, Brooke Hogan.”

    LOL @ her favorite rapper being…….

    STEVIE WONDER

  • http://ALLHIPHOP REGION HATERS HATER

    1.NEW YORK RAPPERS DROPING ALBUMS ON MAJOR LABELS.
    2.JAYZ DOING MUSIC
    3.STYLIN IN RAP BATTLES, CUZ U CANT RAP
    4.BUYING A NAS ALBUM AFTER HE SIGNED TO DEFJAM
    5.LISTENING TO TRU LIFES MUSIC
    6.NOT HAVING A GRILL THEN HATIN ON PEOPLE WITH ONE.
    7.NOT UNDERSTANDING WHY DIRECTIONAL DANCE SONG ARE REAL HIPHOP.
    8.HATIN ON MUSIC THAT INTENDID FOR TEENS AND KIDS
    9.RAPPING ABOUT CLOTHES THAT NON OF YOUR FANS CAN AFFORD.
    10.USING THE SAME WOMEN IN EVERY VIDEO

  • EReal

    “14. Doing collabos with paris hilton and brooke hogan” – R.I.P. Paul Wall’s Carrer. LOL
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “4 – G-Unit, ain’t nobody on G-Unit talented, they all suck.” – Uhm coulda sworn MOP and MOBB DEEP were signed to G-Unit. Buck is one of the best in the south and if youve heard any gang green mixtape youd take the dick out of your ass.(No Bol), Besides your lil comment basicly dissed everyone in hiphop.
    So ill say,
    11-SWEEPING UNINFORMED GENERALIZATIONS BY HATERS.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “5 – The Game, this nigga is a fuckin’ lame. He ain’t about nothing, he can’t rap if his life depended on it, no subject matter, no lirical skill, same flow on every song, talks about the same shit on 95% of his material (Jay, Big, Nas, Pac, Dre, 50, Aftermath, Bloods, Crips, Snoop, Ice Cube, Easy E, West Coast, Classic Albums, Low Riders, G-Unit, Black Wall Street), i just can’t understand why so many people like him.”
    This I will co-sign, even tho its another example of Dude’s haterism.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “11. TOILET BOL’S BLOG!(NO SAT. NITE WORKOUT)”
    Truth once again by Manny! Co-sign!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “rappers lying about their ages. that’s on some meryl streep bitch shit.

    rappers with myspace pages? kinda ghey.

    getting “styled on” in a rap battle? kinda gully. ”

    Co-Sign MEKA!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “16. Rappers not reading their contracts before they sign on the line(Jadakiss, Game, and everybody on Bad boy past and present)”
    (in annoying Jada voice) AH HAH!!!!
    LMAO!!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “5.LISTENING TO TRU LIFES MUSIC”
    True Shit. hahaha!

    Just a few of my favorites.

    1 hunned.

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

    Rappers wearing pink, that was a horrible trend, they don’t still do that, do they?

  • http://www.thesbdexperience.com livefromthe225

    the responses to this whole worst trend thing is biased depending on what region you represent…with that said the worst trend in hip hop is

    Division, non-unification, overall ignorance…it’s been around for a while but never becomes fashionable

  • jay

    Lil wayne acting like hes a gangsta thats a horrible trend dude i’ve watched you on tv for 11-12 yrs you were never a gangsta so i dont wanna hear about you having them thangs for cheap and don’t even get me started on the tear drops. Man go dj was a CLASSIC track but why do i sense alot of ja rule qualitys in baby’s lil weezy

  • blaQ

    OVERSIZED RIMS….SOON DUDES WILL BE FLOSSING IN TRICKED OUT TRACTORS

  • blaQ

    Directional dance songs. Please stop telling me what to do and let me dance already.
    ———————
    I really feel that one Tara….what will be next…”brush your teeth, brush your teeth”….or “now lemme see you wipe your a–, wipe your a–”

  • blaQ

    KILLA BLACK Says:
    January 19th, 2007 at 2:21 am

    HAVE NO FEAR REAL HIPHOP IS HERE.
    (MYSPACE.COM/BLU-BLACK)
    (MYSPACE.COM/ATLAS)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    - people like this spamming with myspaces, that no one ever looks at

    - hacking myspaces=played out

  • blaQ

    NoMamesBuey Says:
    January 18th, 2007 at 10:23 am

    RAP FANS IGNORING THE UNDERGROUND (non-major label albums) especially if they are moaning that hip-hop is dead, wack, etc.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    - i feel you on that….to add, people who go on & on about how they love Roots, Common and Nas then never support their music(buy their albums)

  • blaQ

    Dade Says:
    January 18th, 2007 at 10:03 am

    11. Quit Hating on the South, put out good music. NY I’m TALKING to you.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    people who say keep hating the South yet fail to produce qulaity music. first make quality music then get the respect(e.g Rich Boy’s single is good South sh-t)

  • blaQ

    “(no homo)”….played out phrase. people trying to prove to others how not gay they are

  • blaQ

    - crappy blogs like bol’s just to get hits and comments

  • blaQ

    everyone and their auntie hating on 50 Cent and G-Unit…yet they know they’re dying to know what 50′s new album is gonna sound like.

  • blaQ

    - tired of South-stans saying how NY has flopped yet 50 & Jay continue to outsell their artists.

  • yung ceasa

    some youngsters who try 2 rap without any knowledge of wat real hip hop is

  • izzle

    in my oppinion, the worst trend in hiphop is toilet bols blog, tara and sickamore the only ones who got something good to say in these

  • Cuban Link

    NoMamesBuey Says:

    January 18th, 2007 at 10:23 am
    RAP FANS IGNORING THE UNDERGROUND (non-major label albums) especially if they are moaning that hip-hop is dead, wack, etc. Yes Nas & Tara Henly, “This Means You” (c) Talib Kweli.

    Even worse are those who assume the underground is the same. Please, there is more diversity in subject matter in the underground then on major label albums.

    With the exception of the 2006’s 2 best albums from The Roots & Nas, these artists had albums that are as good as any major label album:

    Akir
    Apathy
    Chino XL
    Dilated Peoples
    Ice Cube
    Leroy Smokes
    Little Brother & DJ Drama “Separate But Equal” (Free DJ Drama)
    Murs
    Nicolay
    ShinSight Trio
    Soul Position
    Wale Oyejide

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^*1000
    Co-sign with everything u just said.U are my idol.No Dade.

    11.The whack southern Rappers thinking theyre hot shit and their little fans thinking that theyre soo cool and NY sucks.

    Co-sign with Drama.

    REGION HATERS HATER Says:

    January 19th, 2007 at 10:40 am
    1.NEW YORK RAPPERS DROPING ALBUMS ON MAJOR LABELS.

    fuck ur hating ass hick.

    2.JAYZ DOING MUSIC

    (no comment)

    3.STYLIN IN RAP BATTLES, CUZ U CANT RAP

    4.BUYING A NAS ALBUM AFTER HE SIGNED TO DEFJAM

    Hip hop is dead because of you.Columbia didnt do shit for NaS, they didnt promote nothing for him.Hes still the most amazing rapper in history.Easily.He shits on all ur little southern fuck buddies.

    5.LISTENING TO TRU LIFES MUSIC

    fuck u, even thou I have to co-sign with that still fuck you

    6.NOT HAVING A GRILL THEN HATIN ON PEOPLE WITH ONE.

    fuck Grillz, they make u look like an idiot.I have lost all respect for the Hogans after seeing Brooke have one in her video (but then again the only one in the family with my respect was Hollywood Hulk Hogan)

    7.NOT UNDERSTANDING WHY DIRECTIONAL DANCE SONG ARE REAL HIPHOP.

    wtf?Are u on crack?Lmao,how the fuck can u get off saying that?Lmfao.

    8.HATIN ON MUSIC THAT INTENDID FOR TEENS AND KIDS

    no not really.Certified ’90s Baby and Im hating on all these whack cats on the radio/MTV/BET

    9.RAPPING ABOUT CLOTHES THAT NON OF YOUR FANS CAN AFFORD.

    ever hear of welfare ese?

    10.USING THE SAME WOMEN IN EVERY VIDEO

    uhhh who gives a fuck honestly.

    Son, go drink some syrup and listen to screwed and chopped music

  • Cuban Link

    Conor Says:

    January 18th, 2007 at 9:31 am
    400 dollar sweatshirts

    we get it, you’re rich, but why bother making a clothing line if no one but you can afford it

    ^CO-Sign!Welfare checks only give us so much!And the goverment knows we gotta stunt

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    “Directional dance songs.”

    “Throw Your Hands In The Air”?

  • Looms

    Devin didn’t come out with anything this year. That’s why 2006 sucked.

  • y3llaboi

    If u hatin on wallet chains..stop this is hip-hop, new looks and starting trends is what hip-hop is all bout..so for all u hatas..GET OFF THE GAS..
    r.i.p Big Hawk, and Dj Screw

  • thedude

    Devin came out with The Coughee Brothers “Special Edition.” That’s Dude enough.

  • >>–Allegany-Arrows–>

    Cuban Link Says:

    January 20th, 2007 at 8:33 pm
    Conor Says:

    January 18th, 2007 at 9:31 am
    400 dollar sweatshirts

    we get it, you’re rich, but why bother making a clothing line if no one but you can afford it

    ^CO-Sign!Welfare checks only give us so much!And the goverment knows we gotta stunt

    gda damnit, that shits funyn as all hell!!
    lol i dnt get no welfare, i get annutiy checks, which is basicly welfare for Native Americans