Miami > New York

Just another reason why Miami and every other town is wiping the floor with New York Shitty. The new video from DJ Khaled “We Takin Over” is surprisingly dope. Everyone seems like they’re happy to be there, smiling and genuinely having a good time. Not to mention the song is fuckin crazy. Some other observations:

-Miami Beach > Hudson River
-Khaled > DJ Clue
-Try to get Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Cam’Ron, 50 or any member of G-Unit/Roc-a-fella/Dip Set/D-block etc all in one Funkmaster Flex video without someone’s kid getting slapped. Not going to happen
-Fat Joe moved to Miami
-Gil Green > Whoever directed “This Is Why I’m Hot”
-T.I. sold 1.6 > Jay-Z sold 1.3
-Khaled & Rick Ross did the “Hypnotize” video justice for that one scene
-Verses in order of dopeness: Wayne > TI > Ross > Joe > Birdman
-Scenes in order of dopeness: Ross > Joe > TI > Birdman > Wayne
-Gloria Velez is making a comeback
-No scenes with TIP & Wayne together
-Guest appearences by: Bun B, T-Pain, Cool & Dre, One Of The Miami Heat Players, Pitbull, Akon…or NO ONE from NYC. Not that he needed anyone
-Call A Cab > Long Island Iced Tea
-Lambos > Rolls’
-This is all on Koch, by the way

When Drama drops the ‘Feds takin Pictures’ video, I’ll probably do a “Atlanta > NY” too

  • yes

    u gon get it lol

  • j

    nigga ain’t you from new york. give off a down south dick.

  • The Bizness

    What about the economic standpoint? Go ahead move there see if you don’t end up working as a baggage handler at the port or something.

    Grow up kid!

  • The Bizness

    What about the economic standpoint? Go ahead move there see if you don’t end up working as a baggage handler at the port or something.

    Grow up kid!

    p.s. 1st and 15th

  • http://www.first.com First

    Dope video. Dope song. At this point Oklahoma > NY. Period.

  • http://myspace.com/dakidgunz Joey Gunz

    you’re fucking stupid for that one…

  • http://myspace.com/dcheek CONTRY

    Gil did an excellent job on the video! Glad to see that Miami and the Southern Region can come together as one and not have any stupid altercations or shootings. BIG UP to GIL!!!

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    Miami been the shit for YEARS, but truly, it’s on the decline cuz of the fact that people have recognized Miami as a hot city for years so by now Every Award show been held there, Every mixtape music conference etc. for the past 5 years now.

    I think people wanna go somewhere else. You can’t keep holding venues and award shows, etc in Miami every year.

    AND Miami is more ghetto than glitzy … but you won’t see these cats shoot a video in Calle 8 or North Miami Beach or Liberty City (unless your Trick Daddy) they always show the glamourous “touristy” side of Miami, but if you live there, you know a whole ‘nother different life.

  • Ape

    New York > your life.

  • Ape

    -Try to get Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Cam’Ron, 50 or any member of G-Unit/Roc-a-fella/Dip Set/D-block etc all in one Funkmaster Flex video without someone’s kid getting slapped. Not going to happen

    Oh right, but in the South the kids just get molested by Crime Mob.

  • 11kap

    opinions, opinions. Native blacks get treated like crap down there. I bet you don’t get any pussy if you move down there with the cubans. wake up, suckers. y’all don’t wanna see overtown or all the poverty and homelessness in Miami. There are some naive people in this world, man, always trying to sell you a dream. that’s all it is, because it is not tangible.

  • SICKOUNO

    Why is everyone on Wayne’s nuts? He look like a dirty mop that likes to kiss men. He alright but he aint real. Fake ass blood like Mack 10.

  • Mrs Sneak

    Only u could pull that one off! : )

  • EReal

    Co Sign Effin.

    Miami South Beach and Bayfront are fucking beautiful tho. I was just there for WMC 07 and it was dope as fuck.

    Verses = T.I. > Wayne

    Who care where Fat Hoe moved? Anyone? Anyone? Didnt think so. I guess that means we have more pictures of Joe’s fat ass crack and his ugly wife that looks like the asian whore from the video vixen special on vh1. Yay!! Psshht.

    1 hunned.

  • That Dude

    sickamore

  • thoreauly77

    damn xxl. how many times do we have to complain? your website is FUCKED UP. you are posting other people’s e-mail addresses, the comments do not post in a timely manner which in turn prevents real discourse, and this entire post doesn’t even exist. you should re-hire whoever was doing the site when you first started. seriously.

  • http://www.first.com First

    ^ Cosign. Worst site ever.

  • Atl’s own

    tell us soumthin we don’t kno!

    NY ain’t been hot since jay-z blueprint album (the 1st one)!

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    thoreauly77 Says:

    April 4th, 2007 at 3:00 pm
    damn xxl. how many times do we have to complain? your website is FUCKED UP. you are posting other people’s e-mail addresses, the comments do not post in a timely manner which in turn prevents real discourse, and this entire post doesn’t even exist. you should re-hire whoever was doing the site when you first started. seriously.

    ^^^^^^^

    The posting of someone else’s E-mail address can become a legal action (if something were to happen, ie. the harrassment or publishing your E-mail address by another commenter) specifically because they indicate “Mail (will not be published) (required)

    … Just to let you know XXL

    You can’t just “change you E-mail address” like you would a phone number if you continuously get harrassing or offensive messages ESPECIALLY if you have included the E-mail address of you employer (thinking “it wouldn’t be published

  • Atl’s own

    Ti killed the track!

    “Started in Atlanta and then i spreaded out wit….” could be more da truth if he tried truth.

    lil Wayne murked da bitch too!

    “I am the BEAST. FEED ME RAPPERS or FEED ME BEATS. i’m untamed i need a leash…”

    and the video on fire!

  • http://xxlmag.com eskay

    Just pipe down, with re-designs come glitches. Shit is being worked out.

  • mzweezybaby

    your email doesnt get published the website does. So if u click on peoples name ull most of the time be directed to a myspace or someones own website. And website isnt required. But i do agree they need to hire a new team of bloggers and redo the entire site. This post wasnt even on topic. Wasnt it supposed to be about miami and NY, why were u talking about t.i. wayne, and akon? this post was stupid.

  • Were Read 2 Def

    I listen 2 Hip Hop 4 da spit. So line those rappers up. South vs East.

    East>South all day.

    Fuck that Down South Trash, & u know that, blow the welcome off yo doormat.

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Sickamore must b a 90s baby cuz 80s babies know real hip hop.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    “Miami > New York”

    no.

    “Atlanta > NY”

    yes.

  • http://www.crossoversucks.blogspot.com yung ceasa (Actually Adam K, but today I’m this guy again)

    -T.I. sold 1.6 > Jay-Z sold 1.3

    Yeah, but think about how long it took TI to do that compared to the time it took for Kingdom Come to sell that many.

  • thoreauly77

    eskay, you know that shit is frustrating. and for the record the comments section started fucking up a few months before the switchover. just saying.

  • TMB

    nice video but wtf was fat joe thinking with that shirt???

  • Combat Jack

    ^ “Gloria Velez is making a comeback”

    Reason enough for Miami to be > than New York.

  • Combat Jack

    ^ “Gloria Velez is making a comeback”

    Reason enough for Miami to be > than New York.

  • king blair

    what happened to the t.i./jay-z nas/weezy jeezy big joint u sposed to finish and tip verse was better than waynes

  • pete

    ross’s scene was a rip of hyptnotize

  • http://www.snicka.com SNICKA

    first?

  • Meka Soul

    did rick ross just say he was the “biggie of his city?”

  • http://www.myspace.com/theanticorp SONNY CHEEBA

    u suck Sic!

    #
    Meka Soul Says:

    April 4th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    did rick ross just say he was the “biggie of his city?”

    ^^^Yes he did…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    southern women >>> northern women

    We Takin Over is crazy…I can hear it in the club now (even though i dont go much)…Weezy F. Baby and TI are my most anticipated in 2007…

  • http://xxlmag.com eskay

    thoreauly77:

    I hear you man, but walk with us. the comments shit should be resolved by this weekend.

  • JAYDAFRAY

    1) Your The N.Y A&R and your not doing anything about it? You’ve given up on your own town!

    2) Who signed D.J Khaled..uhhm….yeah…a N.Y rapper. And who made him truly national..Uhhmm…yeah…..A N.Y rapper.Not anyone from the south! So talent sees talent.

    3) The clothes, The swagger, the Lyrical Rhyming, the style…remind you of somewhere brother? Even the B.I.G video was stolen

    4)You like Lil Wayne, T.I, and Jeezy(not in video of course) and always compare them to Jay Z, B.I.G and Nas. Because they are the our style made down south dog. Did they create anything new….uhh..no.

    Just my Synopsis…A true N.Y Hip Hop Head.

    Now everyone loves sneakers!!!! HA HA..N.Y all the way!

    ONE

  • http://www.myspace.com/ceo_philosophy Phil

    t.i. and wayne have a scene together when they all under the bridge…and this song/video is dope

  • esco

    jay’z's album was released 4 months ago, t.i’s was realesed over a year ago, which means jay-z ‘s album is pushing more units then t.i

  • http://bgdboom.blogspot.com Enigmatik

    southern women >>> northern women

    co-signature

  • Rizzop

    New york sucks but that scene is surprisingly from a NY rapper’s video??? Swaggerjakin (BIG R.I.P)

    And Clue was hot for years by the way, and even had south artists on his mixtapes b4 the south was hot. THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL Khalid> DJ CLUE….Go slap yaself.

    Line up the souths top five with the north and then talk shit

  • cd

    real hip hop u can’t fuckin define it uncle tom motherfucker. Anywho t.i., wayne, and ross killed it. Nice video too

  • young chase

    Sikamore you brand new lil buddy. Miami hot now? Ask Jimmy henchmen and Peter Thomas lil nigga. They brought hiphop to Miami 7 years ago. For someone that fancies herself a “tastemaker” you a lil late on this one.

  • thoreauly77

    es- word.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    yung ceasa (Actually Adam K, but today I’m this guy again) Says:

    April 4th, 2007 at 4:37 pm
    -T.I. sold 1.6 > Jay-Z sold 1.3

    Yeah, but think about how long it took TI to do that compared to the time it took for Kingdom Come to sell that many.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    its called HYPE…good albums seel later once the word gets spreaded(It Was Written/Unreasonable Doubt)…over hyped bad albums sell upon release date then decline b/c the hype wears off and the word gets spread that it sucks…

  • Triq

    Anyone really pay attention that this song is really saying “The South’s taking over” one city at a time? If more East Coast & West Coast artists had unity then they would be more visible

  • John Brown

    -Fat Joe moved to Miami
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Thats one reason I wouldnt want to be from Miami. BTW, MEO, Piccalo shoot their video in Overtown, Pitbulls underground shit was filmed in all the ghetto parts of Miami. Shit even Rick Ross first video was shot in C.C.

  • http://360.yahoo.com/deshawn772004 Federal Ranga

    Yo John Brown, ya e-mail and shit was on my shit… when they gon fix this? (Good thing this has only happened twice…)

    Miami on fire. A shanty town in Africa > NY

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    John Brown Says:

    April 5th, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    ^^^^

    They have even shot some shit in Opalocka .. but look at the artist named Piccalo, Pitbull and Rick Ross. All people *from Miami* who are not really relevant in the Hip Hop game and who need to shoot shit in these areas to show their “hometown fans” that they got street cred in these areas. You need to have your hometown fanbase respect you first before you have the country respect you. What I was referring to were the Puffy’s, 50′s, etc. In other words, established artists that are not from Miami.

    What I was gettin’ at was that those people show Miami in different light (that people who live in Miami know that that is 5% of what Miami really is).

    I guess in the same respect “established artists” got money and that’s the live they live and know so that’s what they do … so its a ‘catch 22′

    … but good point

    (how many of the rest of yous on XXL know who Piccalo are? .. just asking)

  • MIAMI NIGGA

    Yea we been here. We just getting a little more exposure thats all. Big up to Khaled he representin my city. Yall right they never show the hood to much in Miami. Its so gutta man I dont know if they scared to come through or what. I remember when Trck was shooting the I’m a Thug video over in the Poke n Beans, the lil niggas wouldnt let him get 1 take in. Everytime they started filming niggas was jumpin in front of the camera, that shit was hilarious. But in return Trick wasn’t able to use any of the footage from the projects, niggas was mad at him for that. Damn I love Miami. Shout out to New York City yall started it but We taken over!!!

  • 50 CENT SUUCKED ME UP

    FUK NEW YORK

  • allnice

    Miami, Texas, Atlanta, they getting that paper no doubt. But…..that’s only rap cats. What about people who just need a job? I doubt they are getting paid in those cities, but I’m not sure…. Is the pussy better down there? Is the rent cheaper and the smoke that much better than NYC? And how grimey is it down there? Can you raise your kids and live somewhere nice and not some fucked up ghetto? I feel NYC offers better options, maybe other cities are starting to come up now.

  • yourFatazzMAMA

    I think its funny how every1 keeps doggin NYC or Cali, cause they make more money then them, but half of the cats in da east don’t really care bout how fly they are, they juss doin their own thing, and the west is too gangsta for their shine and money, so they keepin it to their self.

    P.S. dis video/song is aight but notin new bout it, tight beat tho

  • Pirotecknix

    Wyoming > New York.

  • lukee lefty

    sickamore is on some self hating tip to impressive the southern readers on this blog, its all good cause you can believe if DJ Khald wants his video played on MTV or BET his ass is coming up to New York City, The Capitol of the World.

  • 11kap

    Miami is nice if you like flatlands and high humidity most of the year, basically sweating your balls off all the time. Shit. It’s hotter than hell down there most of the year. If that’s what you’re into, so be it, but don’t regret it once you get stuck don’ souf’, homey. Live wit it.

  • dutty dutty

    Rizzop Says:

    April 5th, 2007 at 11:32 am
    New york sucks but that scene is surprisingly from a NY rapper’s video??? Swaggerjakin (BIG R.I.P)

    BUT….
    the biggie video was shot down south.
    ZING!!

  • RAY

    fuck you on that NEW YORK comment.Every city deserve there time.Be happy it spread out nex time we won’t so nice with are art.

  • http://myspace.com/djmainevent DJ Main Event

    ross made a nice lil appearance in 300.

    the video nice, damn near everyone (even danja for a few secs) showed up.

  • Cuban Link

    no actually i just got back from Miami like an hour ago and its not that great.Its full of a bucnh of fucking jews except on Saturdays.For some reason thats when the blacks come out.The Latinos are there too but i dont really notice since I am latino.

    also:
    -Fat Joe moved to Miami

    ^wouldnt that be a bad thing for miami?

    -Call A Cab > Long Island Iced Tea

    ^playa-hata

    -Try to get Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Cam’Ron, 50 or any member of G-Unit/Roc-a-fella/Dip Set/D-block etc all in one Funkmaster Flex video without someone’s kid getting slapped. Not going to happen

    ^that just makes us more hardbody

    -Gloria Velez is making a comeback
    -No scenes with TIP & Wayne together

    ^gotta say both of those are good things

    also, my uncle sets up screens, and thats why i went to the Miami with him…and he set up screens for this video on a boat…and it was the new MIMS video for the This Is Why Im Hot Reggae Remix…which is shot in Miami.Damn.

  • fuckyou

    ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamnn

    the south slaped the shit out NY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    haha fuckin jealous bastards, thats what you backpackers get!!! hahahaha, wow, hahaha

  • EffYou

    I admit NY aint been poppin for some time now,but to say Khaled is better than clue is fuckin retared..His voice on the track is annoying as fuck,and he puts the same niggas on al his songs.His 1st video “holla @ me baby” had just about all the same dudes as this one..IT’s just pointless hate on NY..I’d listenin to any NY shit over these recycled ass songs he’s doing anyday

  • rhickey

    that video and and song both suck ass. the video is a weak hypnotize knock off. for khaled to call himself a DJ is a fucking joke. when was the last time you saw him behind some decks? he acts like a rapper.

  • BORN IN THE NORTH, RAISED IN THE SOUTH

    Miami, New York…. Fuck which one is greater. They’re both American cities with ghettoes — one is just warmer. Regional beef is stupid — you can die anywhere.

  • ty from linden blvd

    SICKAMORE TAKE SIT IN THE ASS

    TRY SELLING DEM WACK ASS MIXTAPES IN ATLANTA

    DJ CLUE>>>YOU

    OL HIGH YELLOW GAYLORD

  • Wyclef Daymond Sean John Jean

    That was DJ Irie, he is the Heat’s DJ, not a Heat player you dbag.

  • Hustler Hard

    If the south had Emcee’s like Rakim, KRS One, A Tribe Called Quest, Grandmaster Caz ect. then I’d take them seriously.

    But Deadass, these commenters aint lying when they say You dickride the south. Thats all you do all fucking day.

    Plus the fact that when the classic Emcees were out like KRS & Rakim (SOUTH BRONX), The south was no where to be fucking found. This tells me that you know absolutly nothing about old school shit and that you’re just a mainstream dickrider & an NYC hater.

    Someone tell me how the fuck Miami > NYC When NYC gave you your Music (Hip Hop), And your fucking Culture. Check this out dun:

    Jaheim (Bronx) >>> Akon
    KRS One > Lil Wayne
    Rakim > Rick Ross
    Nas > TI
    DJ Cool Herc > DJ Khalad
    Every single rapper in NYC >>>>>>> Baby
    Fat Joe is from the Bronx ni99a. Get that right.

    The south gets money but they’re still not better than NYC lyrically.

  • Daveman

    If it wasn’t for New York, you wouldn’t have shit to talk shit about.

  • ill will

    PaPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • http://shaytheexec.blogspot.com Shay

    Doesn’t Esso rep New York Shitty?

    Shay aka A&R SuperStar

  • meenstreek

    This joint is super hot…garbage.

  • lex

    For the record, you idiots keep saying shiz about NY, comparing dopeness, to who has the spotlight. NY just became too hard for the powers that be to get money in… Thats all. This is not the first time, the south has had a crack… And the sad thing is, these second round southerners are not better than the first. What about the TLC’s the Goodies, Outkast, ect. You keep saying south taking over, but with who? Pitbull? Fieldmob? Rich Boy? I mean lets be for real. When that shiz dries up they come right back to good old NYC. Notice where the big offices are still at???? Who needs the extras in NY? Cats tearing up the office, ect. All they send is a wrapped van down south with “Zoom” on the side, and cats is happy. Dont let the money making motivations and intentions of the majors confuse you. They just know yall buy records at Walmart down there, so they will get sales. Consequently, there is no Walmart in NYC, so in there opinion, they have no record store here!

  • Rizzop

    BUT….
    the biggie video was shot down south.
    ZING!!
    ……But it was orginal then…homie is saying MIA>NY but why you aint original wit it……NY artists were doing videos with more than one artist back in the 90′s!! So they took a decade to catch

  • Rizzop

    It aint hot if someone already did it folks….only thing orignal they got is the weather…all that other shit, we been doing.

  • Hustler Hard

    Were Read 2 Def Says:

    Sickamore must b a 90s baby cuz 80s babies know real hip hop.

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

    True that. How you an 80′s baby when you think these fools is nice? What about Eric B. & Rakim, KRS One, A tribe Called Quest, Leaders of the New School, Nas, Marly Marl ect?

    Not to mention: In the underground scene, NYC is wiping the fucking floor with any city down south. Pharoahe Monch, Immortal Technique, Jae Millz ect. We didn’t fall off, we Relocated.

    NYC > CHI Town > Detroit > Philly > LA & Compton > Bay Area > STL > Houston > Dog Shit > ATL > Miami.

    Miami has what? 4 Rappers?

  • ill will

    DJ KHALED: JADAKISS, FAT JOE, JA RULE>>>>>>>>>NEW YORK IS BACK. their uniting instead of beefing… u noe wat dat means

  • yung ceasa

    yung ceasa Says:

    April 24th, 2007 at 10:21 am
    im beggin one of you bloggers to speak on how white america is tryin to destroy hip-hop, just because of tha imus controversy they wanna blame everything on rap, stop snitchin is wat i been raised up on….along with millions of others and alot of those are current rappers, im just beggin one of you to do a post about this, cause its a very serious issue if you are either a rap fan or a person that came up in tha inner city….this is somethin that needs to be spoken on

  • timmy p.

    I thought that KAlid said that this video has inspirations from the Diddy and Biddie days. Access Granted is where I saw it. Please think before you try to diss NYC fuckers. New York for life. We started everything. Shout out to Kween Kash with dat New York bounce. Shit is crazy. That real shit.

  • Miami Monica

    Miami! What it doesssssss!? ;-)

  • Cuban Link

    co-sign with hustler hard, but I wont even front, Orlando is bubbling right now.I bet we can see a movement like we did with ATL pop off.

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    I LOVE MY CITY AND IM GLAD WE’RE GETTIN ALL THE PUB. PPL LOVE MIAMI AND I KNOW ALL THEY SHOW IS SOUTH BEACH AND ALL THE COOL SPOTS. IT DOENST BOTHER ME THAT THATS PRETTY MUCH WHAT THEY SHOW. MIAMI IS JUST LIKE ANY OTHER CITY.WE HAVE OUR BAD AND PRETTY PARTS. I GREW UP N SCOTT PROJECTS SO I KNOW THE REAL DOWN HERE… HIPHOP AINT DEAD,IT LIVES IN THE SOUTH!!!

  • south sucks huge dick

    the south sucks. notice all those guys you named are all richer then everyone. hovs the best. neone from the south droped somethin better then blueprint? resonable doubt? the black album? oh yah 50 better then evryone to. and ross is signed on def jam. wayne sucks dick. why he trying to sign JADA. fat joe sucks no one like him anyways. TI sucks. juelz jada hov nas. im guessing if your from nyc your just the best ever.

  • Fuck All This BullShit

    if u get down to ,any NY rapper will murder these down south dudes.Put Busta against T.I and what u think happens.Dipset,D-Block,G-unit,Ruff Ryders,and all tha otha NY mc’s will spit crack against anyone down south.Lil Wayne if tha best rapper alive why ,cuz he featured on a bunch of song,Get outta here with that Bullishit,Get that fuck outta here its New York in tha house bitches

  • Stax On Deck

    MIA iz doing BIG!

  • tj

    these south cats are horrible and all they think about is making money and thats why corperate america steals all there money…LOL…..Dummies

  • nyc

    dam this nigga is slurping miamis dick hardbody

  • cnoytez

    MI MI MIA. yall dick sucking ass niggaz jump off it already;. miami been took over. tighten up!!