Remember When Rap Music Was The New WWE?

I remember when Hip-Hop critics were calling rap music the new wrestling game because of the way that rappers would generate publicity with bluster and bravado. It made for great spectacle and it kept us fans intrigued at least to see what would be said next. I suppose the gimmickry of being the new WWE has worn off so now the tI’s have instructed their employees to move in another direction. Instead of crews throwing darts at each other they are now shooting at themselves.

First, the G-Unit seems on the verge of collapse because Prodigy doesn’t show the proper reverence to his new label boss as well as Young Buck beginning to show some ill-timed independence. If and when G-Unit dissolves it won’t stop the Fisty Scent money machine. He is already returning to the GRODT formula for his next album. Fisty is gon’ be aiiight. Spider Loc and Young Buck? Not so much. Now we get news that DipSet is about to implode because Cam’Ron and his BFF Jim Jones aren’t even speaking to one another. Who gives a fuck as long as niggas are making that heat? Rap music has become a damn soap opera.

DipSet = Young, and the Restless
DipSet is steady adding new members to the crew and who can count all the DipSet members in and out of jail? DipSet stays busy making mixtapes and YouTube videos. Too bad none of them are any good. It almost makes you wanna cry. Nullus.

G-Unit = As the World Turns
As long as Gayme feels jilted for Dre choosing Fisty over him there will be this recurring subplot for G-Unit. They don’t even need Ja Rule to show his face anymore to keep their ratings high.

Cash Money = General Hospital
With all the booze and pills that Lil’ Wang takes I’m surprised we haven’t heard about dude getting his stomach pumped a la Rod Stewart.

Rocafella Records = Dynasty
This one was a gimme.

No Limit Records = Knot’s Landing
This shit was good for a while, but it still got cancelled.

What’s next for rappers? Is Hip-Hop going to become like The View? There’s already enough gays to make it like Ellen DeGeneres. I just hope rap music doesn’t become the bitchfest that the Ricky Lake show was with all that yelling and slapping. It’s funny how art mirrors reality when television ratings are involved.

I don’t know about y’all but I’m turning off channel zero.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piff

    i agree, i can give 2 fucks about this estrogen overflow. All of em have way more $$$$ than me and my crew combined, yet these dudes bitchin like they pitchin on a block wit 20 hustlers flippin da same product to put food on the table.

    My own analysis says Cam’s lackluster material is due from countin $$$$$$ off all da Dip-related projects, to even care about a verse. I wonder when’s the last time he locked in wit a pen and pad anyway.

    G-Unit sounds like they ready to fall apart but either too shook to leave or waitin to see what the greener pastures have to offer after 50 does this last album (contract-wise).

    Cash Money is obviously like the crackhouse that got closed down. Baby thinkin he’s a credible rapper, Lil Wayne claiming to be the greatest, yet it’s so far in between he actually does somethin worth mentionin beyond rhyming at the end of his bars amongst incoherent bullshit most get in “awe” about. Plus i seen way too many interviews where dude looks like he’s one second away from going str8 “dopefiend” (nodded-out).

    No Limit though i commend them dudes for opening my eyes to the indie hustle in full retrospect. thing is after the man put their hands in the Money Vault Master P built via legal issues and the ever so dreaded taxes, everything fizzled into an awe-inspiring amount of hustles from low-budget films to Cell-Phones and Sports Management. They say every man should have at least 10 different hustles. Dude had like 100 easy.

    And we all know what happened with The Roc.

  • thatdukeSuave

    Did you seriously just do a whole piece comparing rap to fuckin soap operas? And then to add more estrogen you mention the view, Ellen, and fat ass ricki lake? That’s the I’d-rather-get-strangled-with-an-umbillical-cord-than-watch-these-bitches-babble trifecta right there! Dogg… do better…

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Word!

  • N.O. 4 life

    If you think about it there is no rap collective that has stayed on top consistently through the years….to think about do any groups in any genre of music last years together…not that i can think of…(outkast but that’s only 2 people i wouldnt call it a group)

  • Pancho

    LMAO at the “novela on Univsion” part…just fnished with a final exam and made me laugh a lil.

    Meh…I don’t know…maybe I’ve been listening to too much underground records to pay all of this shit any attention.

    Jenny Jones is gonna have his ass handed to him soon, 50 Cent gonna make way more than all of us combined, ROC gonna stay the ROC and does anybody care about Cash Money and No Limit anymore?

  • EReal

    Its because of YOU!!!!!!!

    Well, not you specificly BXS, but yall bloggers and internets ‘Journalists’. You guys take the littlest bit of rumor, the smallest scrap of bullshit and turn it into some big shit. Just because someone did something the label is on the verge of collapse.
    I mean people sit there and complain about the stanfagboys goin’guuunot’ or ‘dipset fo life’ and you all perpetuate the shit. Its ridiculous.
    These little kids hang off of every nuthair they can find to get another excuse to hate instead of looking at fact. Thats the whole problem, the kids are learning at a young age that FACTS arent neccissarily needed to make an argument.
    Thats why every douchebag faggot can say “G-Unit is Dead” “The Dips is OVA!” and not have to back it up with anything but hearsay. They look to wikipedia for record sales to prove a label is dying, but dont note that the rapper they are defending sold about the same or less. These kids are being conditioned in this manner to tolerate shit like the war in Iraq when there was no REAL evidence to support it. Just hearsay and rumor, thats the way they condition them for the future when they have no REAL reason to take away their rights, but trust us, we have ‘credible information’ that a terror attack is gonna happen, GTFOH.
    I think these blogs are more like a soap opera.
    Prodigy’s contract was signed off on by 50, thats why he knew whos getting paid what at KOCH, hence Camrun screaming another man’s name like a bitch finna bust a nut (stolen from SL).
    Buck has said again and again (most recently TODAY on AHH) that he, Banks and Yayo are G-Unit till they die, so all that shit can go out the window. I dont think 50 shoulda signed any of them cats. MOP and MOBB are some greats and it just dosent work for me to stand legends next to new cats.
    Camron shoulda DONE been gone from Dipset. Hes a fuckin joke, a clown, and how is this dude bringin in money? This cat is the court jester of the rap game.
    Shit keeps movin man, and like Buck has said all these beefs you see in hiphop, they arent real beefs, just look at the pics of JayZ, Diddy, and 50 all huggin up and bein nice at Tao. Money makes the world go round.

    Go Buy what you like and STFU people, quit all your fanboy faggotry and if you wanna come with it, back it up with FACTS not with some illseed bullshit or wikipedia fantasy.

    1 hunned.

  • nation

    >> G-Unit = As the World Turns

    50 had a song called As the World Turns lol

  • Danny

    Billy,

    Tell me you didnt think Juelz Santanas “Back Like Coocked Crack pt 2″ Mixtape was siiick? if you say no your lying…

    And what about S.A.S’s “Who dares Wins”????

    Those are just 2 mixtape classics! I can go on for a minute…

    DIPSET 4 EVER!!!!!!!!

    JIM AND CAM GO’N BRUSH THERE SHOULDERS OFF AND KEEP MAKIN MONEY AFTER ALL THIS!!

    YA DIG????

  • I Know Rap

    ok ill add my 2 cents in here..

    Dipset is not over. Jimmy an Cam are working things out right now, which is why jimmy didnt show up to HOT 97 for the flex show. Cam is making more money than jimmy. Since everyone and everything dipset related is signed under Cam, he eats first.

    Gunit is not over. They’re not doing too good right now, but they’re not over. People call 50 cent a snitch cause he aired out new york crime on a song (and those crimes were well known off-wax). Yayo’s gettin publicity, buck is eatin good from his 2nd album, banks is still tourin from his 2nd album. MOP need to retire, the Mobb needs to leave, an Hot Rod needs to drop. Plus the unit has enough Crip muscle.

    Cash money is doing great. Weezy’s bringin in a cash flow like back when bling bling was fresh. Stacks is workin on Artist Development. Young Money is fresh (although i dont think they’re goin anywhere). Baby retired. No more Cd’s from this guy so quit hatin. Oh an they’re not really blooded (well not until 2-3 yrs ago).

    The Roc. A Dynasty.

    No Limit. Gone.

    Wu-Tang. Hanging by their shirt-collars. Rza or Gza wont have album releases like they were supposed to. Good Bye Cuban Linx2. Oh, and Meth isnt gettin the right promotion. RIP ODB.

    Anyway..quit hatin. Jus support who you like, an dont worry about who you dont like.

  • J.R.O.

    Good shit. Even though, I’ve never seen any of these shows (fuckin’ soap operas?!). But, ‘throwing shots at rappers to get fame’ is played out now.

  • realist

    You all are all gay! It’s fukking Rap music, you young Bucks need to broaden your horizons, and quit listening to this so called “Hip-Hop”!

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piff

    wow! i hope none of this menstruel-madness is because of my post!

    talk about wrong side of the bed? lmaoo it would seem like some sleep on str8 concrete and grass.

    The Blog’s nothin more than an analogy of the labels and the appropriate-themed Soap Opera’s to accompany the comparisons.

    And to those wondering. No i’m no journalist on or offline, my vocab is just bigger than the simplistic shit you dudes consider “lyricism” via IPODS and Music Television.

    Sorry in advance, if you don’t understand my terms or have problems reading beyond 3 lines.

  • Brizzlelean

    I dont understand alot of you writers… you guys are just as guilty of adding fuel to the fire by covering these lackluster high jinx from most of these rappers. why not go against the grain and cover whats going RIGHT in hip-hop… all ya’ll do is cry & bitch like the rappers you write about. maybe thats the connection you guys have in common. I dont see niggaz speaking on Consequence new video which is a breath of fresh air, or digging to find that next shit out of the south (minus the coonin’), or maybe heading out west where there’s a underground scene like no other… it’s almost summertime, hit jetblue & cop you a ticket to big bad los angeles!

    http://get-a-bar.blogspot.com

    Get A Bar

  • http://Why......... Don Of the TRAP

    You a hater and you get paid to hate so….THAT MAKES YOU A LAME.Do you really think they give a fuck what you have to say MS.Sunday…get real and get off real niggas dick(and yes I said the “N” word bitch) You just a burb kid that listened to rap and could’nt live the way your rap “GODS” lived. So go back to where eva your “hood” is and dont eva neva get caught dead in a real hood cause you a weak PUSSY,PIE ASS,BITCH.Oh yea, why don’t you take your hate to a rapper and see if they wont beat the sugar out ya ass MS.Sunday.I’m out Blog Gangsta….almost forgot take that lame ass pic of your pops off the site Ms.Sunday we all know you never even got a ticket before BITCH.

  • Pancho

    EReal Says:

    May 8th, 2007 at 9:26 am
    Its because of YOU!!!!!!!

    Well, not you specificly BXS, but yall bloggers and internets ‘Journalists’. You guys take the littlest bit of rumor, the smallest scrap of bullshit and turn it into some big shit. Just because someone did something the label is on the verge of collapse.
    I mean people sit there and complain about the stanfagboys goin’guuunot’ or ‘dipset fo life’ and you all perpetuate the shit. Its ridiculous.
    These little kids hang off of every nuthair they can find to get another excuse to hate instead of looking at fact. Thats the whole problem, the kids are learning at a young age that FACTS arent neccissarily needed to make an argument.
    Thats why every douchebag faggot can say “G-Unit is Dead” “The Dips is OVA!” and not have to back it up with anything but hearsay. They look to wikipedia for record sales to prove a label is dying, but dont note that the rapper they are defending sold about the same or less. These kids are being conditioned in this manner to tolerate shit like the war in Iraq when there was no REAL evidence to support it. Just hearsay and rumor, thats the way they condition them for the future when they have no REAL reason to take away their rights, but trust us, we have ‘credible information’ that a terror attack is gonna happen, GTFOH.
    I think these blogs are more like a soap opera.
    Prodigy’s contract was signed off on by 50, thats why he knew whos getting paid what at KOCH, hence Camrun screaming another man’s name like a bitch finna bust a nut (stolen from SL).
    Buck has said again and again (most recently TODAY on AHH) that he, Banks and Yayo are G-Unit till they die, so all that shit can go out the window. I dont think 50 shoulda signed any of them cats. MOP and MOBB are some greats and it just dosent work for me to stand legends next to new cats.
    Camron shoulda DONE been gone from Dipset. Hes a fuckin joke, a clown, and how is this dude bringin in money? This cat is the court jester of the rap game.
    Shit keeps movin man, and like Buck has said all these beefs you see in hiphop, they arent real beefs, just look at the pics of JayZ, Diddy, and 50 all huggin up and bein nice at Tao. Money makes the world go round.

    Go Buy what you like and STFU people, quit all your fanboy faggotry and if you wanna come with it, back it up with FACTS not with some illseed bullshit or wikipedia fantasy.

    1 hunned.

    ^^^U mean to tell me that people ACTUALLY believe what illseed has to say? I thought it was all satire….

    LOL at Cam’Ron being the court jester of rap.

  • Moe Real

    Your little nicknames (Fisty, Gayme) are not funny.

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize

    Good Fukin Post..got me giggling like weezy and baby having a pillow fight

  • Combat Jack

    ^ “Cash Money = General Hospital
    With all the booze and pills that Lil’ Wang takes I’m surprised we haven’t heard about dude getting his stomach pumped a la Rod Stewart.”

    Dayum!

  • http://myspace.com/gopentertainment Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    Some of Wayne’s vocal tracks on ‘Like Father…’ sound so bad, like he was gettin choked out in Smoke’s backyard, U can tell he was in tha studio plastered, total disrespect to his craft, and he wants to be tha next ‘greatest’, Jay neva did no shyt like that!!!

  • boss

    Sayso is Donny Slaughter Says:

    May 8th, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    Some of Wayne’s vocal tracks on ‘Like Father…’ sound so bad, like he was gettin choked out in Smoke’s backyard, U can tell he was in tha studio plastered, total disrespect to his craft, and he wants to be tha next ‘greatest’, Jay neva did no shyt like that!!!

    ^^^^
    dont u wish u could get real fucked up before doin ur job everyday too? and still make fuckin BREAD?

  • BlackDante

    Real Talk. Im sick of all the bullshit drama in the game these days. 50 has been actin like a bitch with the whole “If I dont fuck with them niggas, neither should you” bullshit. And Fuck Dipset. Jim Jones get one song and swears he’s the shit(even though everyone knows the album was shitty)

  • http://xxlmag.com Tha Ace

    i don’t think i’m the only sayin that fuckin AR Writer is straight heat

  • John Brown

    Yo Billy,

    What about ALL MY CHILDREN dawg?

  • ricky

    ayo..peep out juelz santana n lil wayne – favorite things…off the dipset team invasion mixtape…..fiiiire

  • agee

    Please stay off those drugs Weezy.

  • Subliminal Disses are A Cowards way of running scared

    Why do u compare rappers to Soap operaz, Sport Stars etc. Its corney and Gay like you!!
    nd i agree wit Moe Real ur knicknames arent funi!!
    Gayme?? Wow we hvnt heard that wun a million times. Ur jus jealous dat he got more money den u, Fucks more bitches than u, Etc And Fisty WTF!!!!
    Im a straight G-Unit hater but my god what the fuck!!
    Dat is jus plain corney and wack! And Notice that no one is using it.
    Its cause its not funny!!! My lil kid brutha comes up wit beta insults! Fisty OMG!! Go kill yaself Dumbass

  • rafael

    FUCK BOL

  • RAFAEL

    FUCK BOL’S SHAVED ASS HEAD AND HE’S A FUCKIN HOMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!