Where The Hell Are These Fools Now? The 2000′s

Bless NaS little heart for trying to save Hip-Hop vis-a-vis rap music. The ‘Where Are They Now’ remixes have been the best thing I’ve seen on the internets second only to me writing for XXLMAG dot com. But in the lovefest that has been spawned by the unearthing of Tupac’s casket we kind of forgot to look to the recent past of artist disappearances. I don’t want another year to go by without knowing what happened to Jigga’s former lady weed carrier Amil.

I’ve got a fucked up long term memory from smoking too many Garcia y Vegas so listening to rap music icons from the 90′s doesn’t really resonate with me. What about all the cats that were hot just last year? Where are they at now? Let’s save these rappers. Either NaS needs to do a Where Are They Now 2000′s joint or we need to buy a milk carton company so that maybe we can find some of these lost artists. If they found those two little white kids in Missouri why shouldn’t we be able to find Tah Murder? Here’s my lineup for remix of the new millenium’s ‘Where The Hell Are These Fools?’

Juelz Santana – What the hell happened to this dude? Juelz was touted as the second coming of Shyne by Cam’Ron and everyone else that was part of the Dip Set camp. The only thing similar to Shyne has been Juelz disappearance from the scene. I know Shyne is in jail, but whats Santana’s story.

Dem Franchize Boyz – Where are these dudes at when Hip-Hop needs them the most? A song about white socks could save rap music right now.

Mike Jones – This time around it’s not ‘Who Is Mike Jones?’, but where the fuck is Mike Jones? I thought I heard some new shit from this dude but it was only some other dude that sounded like he had marbles in his mouth. All of these Texas cats combined can’t fuck with the D.O.C. and his lung is broken.

Vita/Rah Digga/Lil’ Kim – Three of my favorite rappers must all be on maternity leave at the same time. I can understand why Vita is blacked out because her Murder Inc. contract isn’t even worth the paper it’s printed on, but Rah Digga and Lil’ Kim have more skills than 95% of the fools in the game now. They’re both more hardbody than most rappers too. If Kim’s P.R. people are reading this shit, do your girl a favor and get her arrested for shoplifting or robbing a bank or something. Just get her ass in the news before I forget that she’s back home.

M.O.P. – G-Unit looks like a black hole vortex for it’s artists. A lot of cats are signed to some kind of deal but I only hear work from the same three dudes. M.O.P. took a curious route in the rap game. They went from indie label to major imprint when most rappers do the reverse. I’ve seen Billy Danz in photos so I know they aren’t locked up somewhere. I hope these dudes get another chance to bring their hardbody rhymes back to the people.

There are some more cats that need to get their own milk carton if they don’t show their faces before spring, but I will save that for another post.

  • Incilin

    I don’t get this post, guys DFB are still around (I think they had a track posted here a few weeks ago about how they killed hip hop and what not) and don’t Lil Kim got a new season of tha show coming out? And Julez was on tha Ballin remix just a while back. I would add a few names to this list; The East Side Boys (Without Lil Jon how long will these guys be around?) Trina (Aint she get dropped recently?) and other names I can’t think of right now.

  • K.O.T.S

    FIRST….

  • K.O.T.S

    Dem Franchize Boyz – Where are these dudes at when Hip-Hop needs them the most? A song about white socks could save rap music right now.

    IS THIS BY FAR THE MOST DUMBEST STATEMENT EVER WRITTEN ON XXLMAG.COM?

  • john cochran

    That list is not too accurate. Do you listen to rap? All of them except for Vita and Rah digga are still around. let me help you:
    1. Amil
    2. Cadillac Tah
    3. Ms. Jade
    4. EVE
    5. Jadakiss
    6. Bubba sparxx
    7. Ying Yang twins
    8. Youngbloodz
    9. Quan
    10. New Yok City

  • derfla the hus’la

    G’dep? black rob? capadonna? fredro star? lil’mo? mark curry? jay-hood? mark ten? wc? monnie fresh? kwon?

  • K.O.T.S

    Where is the purpose of this blog? Where is a real writter?

  • lol

    where the hell is the gay rapper

  • New york nigga

    NIGGA DO U YOU LISTEN TO RAP OR DO U JUST SKIM THROUGT IT? u need to listen to mixtapes dawg. juelz been killin them man and mop is on da way be patient. U THINK UR HARD CAUSE U WENT TO JAIL U FAGOT PRO GOT RAPED
    HOW DID U GET THIS JOB HOMO?

  • Whoa

    HOW DID U GET THIS JOB?

  • Whoa

    SOMEBODY GET THIS NIGGA OFF HERE FUCK YOU! BILLY U CANT WRITE FO SHIT

  • Boner Jams 03

    C’mon now Bol…we all know this is u..u can stop the masquerade now…i was too young to know that Humpty Hump and Shock G were the same person…but you won’t fool me this time!Bol is Bill Sunday! Think about it! Bol is one letter away from sol…spanish for the “sun”…you take the b from bol and make up a generic name starting with b like say “Billy” take whats left of bol after u take off the b ….which leaves us with ol…add an s to that which gives us sol…the spanish word for sun…and smooth things out by making it Billy Sunday…..do the math people ..the truth is out there

  • Jenny Jones

    this post sucks

  • j

    u dudes need to chill.. sunday writes that piff. tho william, this list was a little off. heres that real ish…
    1.every wu tangmember that isnt rae, ghost, rza, or meth (can i get a little rebel INS please?)
    2.that dude kwon(not that i give a fuck dude counts too much in his rhymes)
    3.heres a good one… wait for it… the sporty thieves
    4.where the flyin 747 fuck is el da sensei at
    5.beatnuts anyone(nullus)
    6.bravehearts (still think that dude nashawn is ill)
    7.beanie sigel… dude is nowhere to be found nowadays. did he get locked up again?
    8.The outlaws (are they rappers anymore or do they just show up for tupac documentaries) young zee is that dude.
    9. raps jimmy hoffa aka tha madd rapper-doubt anyone knows where he is
    10.dr. dre – cmon we know he didnt really make those beats he been handing out lately- those are his weed carriers weed carriers’ beats- jimmy iovine prolly got him locked in his attic(no buffalo bill).

  • True

    I hope u’re not getting paid for this shit….u gotta do a better job than this shit. god damn.

  • eauhellzgnaw

    Billy is pissin off the XXL faithful–he must be doing something right.

  • Cashus Clay

    1)Joe Budden
    2)Quan
    3)Freeway
    4)Bishop Lamont
    5)Glasses Malone

  • thatwhitedude

    i normally fux with DP and billy sunday but this post was just way off, seriously most of the rappers you named just were on songs in the past month or 2…you sorta showed how you dont listen to rap at all…on a side note, lmao at sully on white rapper show gettin the whole point of “snitching” twisted

  • MoreFish

    I am try to keep yall up..pay attention now…

    1.) Amil is alive and well, puttin in hours at the Kmart in Kansas City, MS.

    2.) G-Dep was last spotted ashy-as-hell in Harlem hustln stolen microwaves

    3.) Oschino is back in Philly huggin da block

    4.) Jkwon pushes carts at Giant Eagle in St. Louis

    5.) Wiz and Jungle (of the Bravehearts) are sleepin on park benchs outside the Queensbridge Housing Projects…..by CHOICE, it got nothin to do with finances they just keep it gully like that

    Your Welcome.

  • Dr Flav

    Billy, Billy, come on man. Mr Sunday, I been reading these about daily and Im waiting for some of that piff like your original site. All of these artists except maybe Vita have been heard from in the past two years, Amil just did an interview for hiphopgame.com. Points to remember: Tupac was creamated not buried. DOC injured his throat not lung and rumor has it Lil Fame was gettin too faded, last I heard he was in jamaica, maybe a detox facility? (No Dr Dre Neverary Album Release)

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy Sunday

    I admit that I don’t spend as much time on the internets stealing people’s copywritten music as much as some of you humps but don’t ever question my Hip-Hop pedigree. I forgot more real Hip-Hop than some of you will ever know.

    As far as the dude out there having gay jail fantasies… Be easy my nigger. You don’t know me and I don’t know you. Let’s keep shit that way.

  • DocZeus

    “C’mon now Bol…we all know this is u..u can stop the masquerade now.”

    Umm, Billy Sunday has been a poster on dallaspenn.com for years now and fairly prominent. And I seriously can’t believe half you people don’t get Bol’s writing is satire. A seriously warped form of satire but satire nonetheless.

  • Scottington

    Drag-On

  • pete

    Billy,
    All hate aside, you need to read this book.

    “Elements of Style”
    Composition teachers throughout the English-speaking world have been pushing this book on their students since it was first published in 1957. Co-author White later revised it, and it remains the most compact and lucid handbook we have for matters of basic principles of composition, grammar, word usage and misusage, and writing style.

    http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Style-Fourth-William-Strunk/dp/020530902X/sr=8-1/qid=1170741046/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-7346626-5052725?ie=UTF8&s=books

    Im just looking out for you.

    PS- ADD NATURE TO THAT LIST.

  • HeHateMe

    Billy, say what you like, but there are at least four posts in your comments section with better lists than that drivel you threw at us. It was a nice concept for a post, but your execution sucked.

    You didn’t stay true the the spirit of the concept; you used this post essentially to get at people you don’t like for whatever reson. Everyone on your list (except the ladies), has been on a track in the last twelve months (some even got radio spins, as opposed to just mixtape love).

    STEP YOUR WRITING GAME UP.

    This is straight filler, if not for the comments, it would be a total waste of space. You know this to be true.

    Why not update with the best suggestions from the commenters, the only direction this article can go (quality wise) is up.

  • http://dsf fa

    terrible list.

  • YoPrince

    this nigga is pissin us off for the wrong reasons… he just sucks for real. please fire this nigga XXL. He’s not competent for this job.

  • YoPrince

    do you see these comments?

    Quit Billy!

    You say you can’t remember old rappers… you clearly not up on the new rap scene. Do something else for a side hustle.

  • jacquez
  • http://www.moremenocal.com Andres

    Hahaaha that shit is hilarious.
    R.I.P. Amil, miss you.

    moremenocal.com

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz da’realestwritin’

    MoreFish Says:

    February 5th, 2007 at 11:23 pm
    I am try to keep yall up..pay attention now…

    1.) Amil is alive and well, puttin in hours at the Kmart in Kansas City, MS.

    2.) G-Dep was last spotted ashy-as-hell in Harlem hustln stolen microwaves

    3.) Oschino is back in Philly huggin da block

    4.) Jkwon pushes carts at Giant Eagle in St. Louis

    5.) Wiz and Jungle (of the Bravehearts) are sleepin on park benchs outside the Queensbridge Housing Projects…..by CHOICE, it got nothin to do with finances they just keep it gully like that

    Your Welcome.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    i tihink i just shitted on myself.lmao,ahahahahahah…it’s funny cuz’ it’s true.dat bitch amil was ringin me up yesterday and can’t count back change!

  • Rizzop

    Damn ya’ll getting mad for what dude writes on HIS blog? crazy shit. I think you got a point though there are alot of dudes that disappeared…..

    1.Jay-hood was supposed to been out
    2.Nashawn of the bravehearts-only a couple diss record(Nas fucking up trying to save hip hop and wont save his man)
    3.Quan- see above
    4.Stat quo- Not much other than trying to have phone sex during an interview
    5.Beanie Siegel- WTF happen to the rap gorilla?
    6. State Property- Talk about wasted potential!!
    7, Scarface- got outted as a snitch an never said a word! (WTF?)

    Good post man

  • content

    It was a good concept and all but you would’ve been better off just asking us for our list since it’s obvious you put little time into constructing one.

    And it doesn’t pay to get high and mighty about people downloading new music when those very people are your target audience.

    I’ve read your work over at DP and maybe you should just stick to that. Those people who want to read hip hop news like it’s a comic strip can read you there.

    As much as XXL.com readers talk shit about Bol we wouldn’t trade one of him for any number of you.

    Put some craftsmenship into your work, or does pride not matter in blogging.

  • http://justsayin2000.blogspot.com noixe

    the worst part of the drama raid was the shots of beanie’s gangsta grillz being confiscated.

    amil got knocked up by killah priest. totally serious.

  • http://dsf fa

    It was a good concept and all but you would’ve been better off just asking us for our list since it’s obvious you put little time into constructing one.

    And it doesn’t pay to get high and mighty about people downloading new music when those very people are your target audience.

    I’ve read your work over at DP and maybe you should just stick to that. Those people who want to read hip hop news like it’s a comic strip can read you there.

    As much as XXL.com readers talk shit about Bol we wouldn’t trade one of him for any number of you.

    Put some craftsmenship into your work, or does pride not matter in blogging.

    Well said. It almost hurts to read this cat’s blog.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    good idea, bad artists…

    u should of went more Young Gunz, Drag-On, Deuce Papi, Loon, etc

  • kingkong

    fuck y’all motherfuckers. Billy Sunday ain’t shit, y’all neither.
    fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all fuck y’all

  • Fernando

    U-God?????

    Mack 10??

    OC?

    Queen Pen?

    Young Gunz

    Peter Gunz?

    Sam Perkins

    R.I.Piss D4L

  • mannyworld33

    Boner Jams 03 Says:

    February 5th, 2007 at 10:10 pm
    C’mon now Bol…we all know this is u..u can stop the masquerade now…i was too young to know that Humpty Hump and Shock G were the same person…but you won’t fool me this time!Bol is Bill Sunday! Think about it! Bol is one letter away from sol…spanish for the “sun”…you take the b from bol and make up a generic name starting with b like say “Billy” take whats left of bol after u take off the b ….which leaves us with ol…add an s to that which gives us sol…the spanish word for sun…and smooth things out by making it Billy Sunday…..do the math people ..the truth is out there
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    2 WORDS : REGULAR WEED!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    the american dream is on the way, don’t worry, mike jones will be back. santana as well

  • Belize

    Were is Stimuli?

  • http://www.thediceoflife.net thediceoflife

    Where the hell are:

    THE FUGEES (“Reconciliation”, the reunion album delayed until Nevuary.. , Lauryn Hill keeps doing performances in unknown locations with the same old songs, and Wyclef is producing for Ying Yang Twins & Shakira…What?)

    NAPPY ROOTS (“Humdinger” is new album, but so far.. 3-4 years, and there’s been no show, minus a mixtape of leaked songs, “The Leak” – practically impossible to find at this point)

    DEVIN THE DUDE (Cocoa Brovaz cd came out, with a couple features on it, additionally a mixtape with old songs was released, and some singles w/ Lil’ Wayne and Bun-B have leaked.. but no new album.. shiiit)

    OLIVIA (Lol.. this chick is never coming out, 4 singles in.. and not even an album cover released)

    RAH DIGGA (…Touch it Remix.., then who knows.. Where you at mama!??)

  • http://urlwww.young-e.de.tl Playa=50=

    i miss MOP and vita a bit. old skool i miss ya tooooo! more tracks like by nas ft…. where u at now!!!
    cali iz active!!!! lets bang

  • giftandacurse

    who da fuck is dis billy goat cumday

  • giftandacurse

    aanother question is who da fuck is dis homo
    (billycumday)

  • Hurricane Game

    Everyone on that list have appeared on tv in the last week.
    Step your game up.
    Juelz has an album with Lil’ Wayne comin out.
    Mike Jones album The American Dream is out in around April.

  • EReal

    Mike Jones sucks ballsacks (No Jabba the Bol)
    That Mr. Jones song is the most annoying piece of shit since,…
    … well Mike Jones’ last song actually.
    The only person on this list that I’d even give a fuck where they went is M.O.P. everyone else can beat it.

    1 hunned.

  • Rok

    1. Missy
    2. J.Hood
    3. Jadakiss
    4. Dr. Dre (album wise not production)
    5. Capone n Noreaga
    6. Sicaro lol(Angie Martinez protoge)
    7. Fabolous
    8. Ja Rule
    9. Nature
    10.Foxy Brown

  • Rok

    1. Yung Gunz
    2. Peedi
    3. Freeway
    4. Lake
    5. Cuban Linx
    7. The Wu
    8. Alicia Keys (turned into Ft actress)
    9. R. Kelly

    I’m tired of Beyonce, Lil Wayne,
    Fat Joe

  • qwtqwy

    this list is fucking so weak i cant even believe im replying to tell u how wack it is.
    youre a weak blogger.
    your days are numbered here so u better make them count.

  • fillygurl

    What happened to FABOLOUS and Young Gunz?

  • Aries

    Where is Canibus,Onyx,
    Erick Sermon,Keith Murray,Redman,
    Mc Eiht,Scarface,Gangstarr,

  • http://www.myspace.com/dboydocrock D-Harb

    D.F.B. is Garbage, by far the wackest niggas out…

  • king tont

    mack 10
    canibus
    MOP
    BIG L SHOUTOUTS