Year of the Bol

My guess is that, as I’m writing this, most of you d-bags are still sleeping off last night’s New Year’s Eve festivities or just now beginning the process of recovery, i.e. throwing up on something. I would be too, except I got started a bit too early last night and ended up passing out a while before the ball dropped.

Nullus.

I guess that means I’m getting old. The 18 year-old Bol would’ve lasted until at least one, one-thirty. The 25 year-old Bol? Not so much. If it’s any consolotion, I still do my share of celebratin’ during the other 364 or so days of the year. When you earn the bulk of your income, such as it is, talking shit on the Internets, you can do shit like that.

Granted that’s not why I got into being a quote-unquote professional blogger in the first place, but sometimes you have to take whatever little perks you can find. Like purposely shooting yourself in the face with the sour cream gun at Taco Bell, to use Rey for an example. In fact, it’s not like I ever planned to do this shit in the first place. I just sorta fell into it.

While I shifted around between dead-end jobs and made a few dollars from my blog here and there the year before, 2006 was my first real year as a professional Internets shit talker in the sense that a) I made a decent amount of money from it, and b) I’ve essentially resigned to the fact that it’s not like there’s anything else I can do. (There isn’t, right?)

It was in March of this year that Brendan, the guy who used to run this site, called on me to blog here. He claimed to be a big fan of my work, which I took to be a buncha BS (I’m cynical like that), but of course I jumped at the opportunity. For an asshole such as myself, a platform like this from which to spew was obviously the opportunity of a lifetime.

Indeed the past nine months or so have been a pretty ridonkulous whirlwind ride. In the course of writing going on two hundred posts, I’ve had my share of run-ins with minor celebrities, my writing has continued to develop (maybe one day it’ll even be good!), and my following, so to speak, has grown quite a bit. Now, if I could only get you all to buy something…

Speaking of which, it looks like pro hip-hop blogging, or whatever you want to call it, which hardly existed as recently as a year ago, is blossoming into its own little industry. I already pointed out to you d-bags the embarassment that is the Source magazine’s foray into blogging, but now I see VIBE magazine is expanding its blog offerings as well.

Other than my esteemed colleagues here at XXL Blogs (of which I have no idea who still works here), there really hasn’t been any competition in this space up until now; so it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out. My guess is that they’re all gonna suck balls, but I’m negative like that. Either way I should come out looking pretty good.

  • http://y.com y

    1st

    U suck fatboy

  • Ali

    A new year of albums for Bol to shit on. Looking forward to any? Saigon is who i’ll be looking out for.

  • Da Leader

    ummm ok

  • Da Leader

    awwwww i almost got 1st, damn damn damn!

  • let the game begin

    Haha Lmao Bol hustling before he got the blog job.now at list I know why he’s so bitter.

  • thoreauly77

    interesting and poignant take on the state of hiphop in this post bol. thank goodness you didnt simply take a moment to write about yourself, because that would be too easy.

  • weezybaby

    well, shit bol the only consistent blogger on here that i know!!!

    so……cant wait 4 his i cant wait 4 his “carter 3″ review…..

    *waits*

  • http://yahoo.com jordany

    ALI i’m with you my nigga, Saigon with proper promotion from Atlantic should take over the rap game this year.

    The Greatest Story Never Told
    - coming 1st quarter ’07

  • http://www.myspace.com/hardknockskatecrew H.K.S.C Quint

    07 surely is gonna b interesting with all the negative reviews you’ll spew at us trying 2 compete against the VIBE “BOL”

  • SukedowN

    Xxlmag.com/columnists is Dead.

  • Ali

    ^^^^^^^^

    well it is new year’s day, how you supposed to come up with something hip hop related when you either asleep or have a head that feels like it’s been kicked very hard

  • Gavin Arvizo

    Can’t wait for the new Bol biopic coming out in 2007 – Hustle and Blog

    Forrest Whitaker needs a career change after playing Idi Amin.

  • Stevie Williams

    You went to sleep before 12? What a little girl.

    R.I.P. Saddam… He will be missed. =(

  • yaboy

    bol you are a gwerb.

    co-sign the saigon banter from above..

  • marlon

    first off big up bol, its been a big year and as much of a jon lovitz from the critic he is he basically runs the hip hop blog scene. but where are the predictions i was lookin forward to it. my predictions? hip hop goes back to new york not wishful thinking its just i feel like the south’s run has peaked, and they have given us some keepers i.e t.i. luda lil jon etc. and i think this will be a massive year for lil scrappy but d4l’s franchise boyz ying yang gimps i think will be completely out of the picture. I think that dip set and g i joe unit will finally clash and the only people who will care are kids in oversized fitteds will care. I think pap and saigon will finally see the stage on a suburban level. and finally i think that while lady sov was a poor example but i think the uk grime scene will finally get feet in the states with dizzee rascal or possibly m.i.a blowing the summer up. those are marlon predictions for 07 what are yours?

  • marlon

    new years hang over = grade 2 grammar.

  • Philosoph

    happy new years snake.

  • http://xxlmag.com doctor69

    someone anyone fuck me in the ass right now.
    who wants to comit bumming sesions.
    I love dick sooooooooo much.

  • Combat Jack

    best to you 4 the new year my nigga!

    nullus.

  • yOuzIzMyZd0gZ

    WhErE AlL dA WhItZ WoManzs aT

  • chris

    theres a new artist i heard from detroit named dough boy.and really saigon should be at da top under dre/em and fif

  • Rae Tha Great

    I want a job too. I didn’t know you could get hired for what some of us do for free. Thats dope. Peace

  • Hurricane Game

    Bols a D-Bag.

  • Bol

    Ive been with Rey lately. ive had a good time to. Im keen to meet Doctor69.

  • Adam_K

    “Now, if I could only get you all to buy something…”

    As much as I hate you like 66.6%, I think in the name of hipster-esque irony, I’d wear a shirt with your head on it. Maybe.

  • Adam K

    “Now, if I could only get you all to buy something…”

    As much as I hate you like 66.6% of the time, I think in the name of hipster-esque irony, I’d wear a shirt with your head on it. Maybe.

    I wonder if this will show up twice now.

  • Joopset

    So you make like what, $8,000 a year? I guess perks like living with your parents and having them pay utilities is the new fad. Shit if only I aimed as high as you….I might even have me a Geo Metro! Faggot.

  • Dee

    I think T.I. and lil Wayne will have a good 2007 as far as sells go, and i hope Saigon goes Gold at least…for Hip Hop’s sake.

    –& Young Jeezy will hit Platinum status in 6 months, but he wont sell 3 million like he wanted to.

  • Dee

    T.I. and Wayne are going to be some of the only rap albums to come out in 2007 and go Platinum

    & Jeezy will eventually hit Platinum status in the next 5 0r 6 months. He wont get anywhere near 2 or 3 million. As most of yall know those days are over.

  • DVD

    I can’t believe this is your fucking job. You’re not even good at it. Die in a fire.

  • Raymond

    Where the fuck ya gonna run, when the fuckin’ ground starts shakin’
    Niggaz don’t be waitin’, niggaz be constantly makin’
    Niggaz with no hesitation, a fuck up in this nation
    To murder the caucasian, the Asian invasion

  • karim_amir

    why dont you start selling a bol or byron crawford t shirt or something? i know id buy it.

  • Hurricane Game

    Joopset Says:

    January 1st, 2007 at 11:45 pm
    So you make like what, $8,000 a year? I guess perks like living with your parents and having them pay utilities is the new fad. Shit if only I aimed as high as you….I might even have me a Geo Metro! Faggot.
    —————————————
    Cosign that shit Lol

  • che

    we don’t care bol.

  • jacquez
  • mannyworld33

    TOILET BOL! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    I AIN’T GON’ FRONT I READ YOUR POSTS JUST TO SEE WHAT YOUR HATIN’ ASS GOT TO SAY. SOME OF YOUR POSTS ARE GOOD AND SOME I THINK ARE PURELY FOR SHOCK VALUE. BUT I AIN’T GON’ HATE ON NOBODY THAT GET’S PAID FOR TALKIN’ SHIT, GOOD LUCK IN THE 07′!

  • weezy fucks baby

    So you make like what, $8,000 a year? I guess perks like living with your parents and having them pay utilities is the new fad. Shit if only I aimed as high as you….I might even have me a Geo Metro! Faggot.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    cosign lmao

  • EReal

    My perdiction is that Bol will continue to write half ass shit and all of yall (as I) will come back to read it and talk shit to Bol and amongst ourselves.. I see these cats that hate on Bol every damn post and then still come back and read his shit, just like all the little haters on here that go FUCK G-UNOT!, and then go listen to a 50 CD in their closet or Vice Versa, as much as Bol pisses me off, he is a necessary evil and will continue to thrive, even if like said above he is more like The John Lovitz Critic, lol.. one. big in 07.

  • weezy fucks baby

    carter 3 COMING SOON

    SUPPORT THE GAY RAPPER MOVEMENT

  • EReal

    WTF!

  • Ceezyofdachain

    Joopset Says:

    January 1st, 2007 at 11:45 pm
    So you make like what, $8,000 a year? I guess perks like living with your parents and having them pay utilities is the new fad. Shit if only I aimed as high as you….I might even have me a Geo Metro! Faggot.

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

    LMAO

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

    Either way I should come out looking pretty good.
    ^^^^
    you? look good? aww shit you really did hit the bottle or vice versa last night!! LOLOLOL naw fuckin’ wit’ u, happy new year jig! you betta come wit’ some worthy topics in 07.

  • EReal

    and like i said above WTF with moderation??! Am i flagged or somethin on comments, or is that how it goes down now??!?

  • Belize

    Uh…nigga u still gay

  • Incilin

    “Like purposely shooting yourself in the face with the sour cream gun at Taco Bell, to use Rey for an example.” LMFAO,please dont tell me he actually did that and then admited it on this site.

  • Lefty 2Gunz

    I can’t front it’s been a pretty interesting year on this site. I don’t comment anymore or rarely but I always come to see what kind of insane sh&t Bol is stirring up. There’s been lot’s of crazy sh*t talking and crontraversy, and I gotta say I’ve loved almost every bit of it. I haven’t agreed with everything but hell, if we all agreed then what would be the point. Hate it or Love it (no pun intended) Ereal is right, Bol is a neccesary evil and a pretty damn entertaining one at that. Here’s to many more blogs in 07

    One

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    wtf? bol take your dick out of your mouth!

  • http://xxlmag.com doctor69

    mmmmmmmmmm bol I think we should have dinner togehter.
    come on baby name the time and place.

  • http://allhiphop.com DA DEVIL

    BLOG YOUR ASS OFF JUST DONT REGION HATE.

  • mike blackz

    what it do mo. just read your spot in xxl. out in the yay about to turn the gramma. glad 2 see the lou is doing their thang