Two old leprechauns attempt to save hip-hop

As far as publicity stunts go, KRS-One and Marley Marl’s new Hip-Hop Lives is kinda lame and obvious. The album’s title is clearly a reference to the Nas album, which was released about six months ago and sparked a lot of silly debate about the state of hip-hop.

At the time, I remember KRS-One gave an interview to one of these hip-hop sites and got to explaining how hip-hop isn’t dead because… you know, the same ol’ bullshit he’s talking about: Hip-Hop is like KRS-One’s dog that follows him around wherever he goes. Hence hip-hop can’t be dead, unless KRS-One accidentally wanders into a gas chamber or some such.

Whatever.

To capitalize on what must have been the greatest media interest in KRS-One since the time he claimed 9/11 was justified because he used to live in the World Trade Center but got kicked out (rent must have been a bitch), Kris went into the studio with his old ’80s-era nemesis Marley Marl to record the Hip-Hop Lives album.

If you’re not familiar with Kris’ legendary beef with Marley Marl and the Juice Crew, I’m sure it has its own Wikipedia entry at this point. Basically, Kris wanted to get down with the Juice Crew, but Marley Marl wasn’t having it because he felt BDP sucked balls (Roxanne Shante, on the other hand = nails – or was it her head game?). Which lead to a series of classic dis records including the likes of MC Shan’s “The Bridge,” and BDP’s “South Bronx” and “The Bridge Is Over.”

[Interestingly enough, according to a story in the New York Times, hip-hop began in the west Bronx rather than the South Bronx. Having never been to that part of New York at all, as far as I know, I wouldn't know the difference one way or the other, but I wonder what KRS-One has to say about this.]

But I think the battle was always viewed more so as a KRS-One-MC Shan thing, and the two of them already got together to do a motherfucking Sprite commercial like 10 or 12 years ago. I’m not sure what Marley Marl was up to at the time, but according to an story in the only issue of Scratch I ever read, he’s had his share of issues with The Pipe. If I’m not mistaken, Hip-Hop Lives is the first rap album he’s produced in its entirety since the early ’90s, which certainly seems like a waste.

Anyhoo, I gave Hip-Hop Lives a listen this morning, and it wasn’t half as bad as I thought it would be. KRS-One is definitely still on his uber didactic “I Am Hip-Hop” pseudo philosophy bullshit, but at least this time it’s kinda pertinent to the album’s thesis. Marley Marl’s beats are aren’t on the same level as his best shit from the late ’80s and the early ’90s, but it does have a certain “dirty” sound, which you just don’t as often these days. At 14 tracks with lots of skits and bantering between tracks about the good ol’ days, it’s kinda skimpy for a rap album, but I can kinda appreciate that, too.

  • Danny

    “Two old crackheads attempt to save hip-hop”

    Lmao!! Im going to be honest, i didn’t even read the column becuase I actually work unlike 99% of the people on this site, but the name was enough to crack me up!! lmao!

    Good shit Bol…

    Ya dig??

  • Jody W.

    crackheads?

  • kt

    yo my man show some respect you must be like 12 or something dont you know your hiphop history I know its your job to be objective and insight all kinds of reactions but its just plain stupid to write some shit like that what the fuck is wrong with you your killing the music your killing the culture if it was for people like them yoyr black ass wouldnt have a job both of them played an important role to getting this hiphop machine moving

  • semi

    Boi, Kris reads this stuff son and I dont think that guy will get the humor in this post. He has a violent streak and a good memory for silly shit written about him.

  • http://#1NdaHoodG.com David

    Toilet Bol put out an album, then let me judge it.
    You claim that hip hop is garbage these days, but when legends put out sometime with substances you talk sh*t about it. Damn, you contradick yourself

  • JE1NEK

    Everybody send me spam mail

  • DocZeus

    danny u is a bitch

  • yaboy

    danny, you are a herb.

  • FuckUPayMe618

    LOL Good post. I’m gon copped the album can’t be bad as the otha shit out today

  • 11kap

    Bol has no soul. Why you gotta air out the elders like that, yo? That’s so disrespectful. You’re very immature.

  • hyphie510

    THIS OLD HEADS IS OVER WIT,GIVE IT UP ALLREADY,lol

  • akimana

    DocZeus Says:

    May 21st, 2007 at 3:28 pm
    danny u is a bitch

    ^^^
    DocZeus, get a job…

  • Danny

    yaboy Says:

    May 21st, 2007 at 3:28 pm
    danny, you are a herb.

    Yaboy, get off my dick! lol…

    I’m lovin this shit right now…

  • The Canadian

    KRS has a masters degree and several critically acclaimed albums!!
    And you have…….?????
    Get cher head right Bol!

  • South City

    Just cuz they’re elders doesn’t mean they’re exempt from bein’ the butt of a couple of jokes. I respect the hell out of KRS-Nose, but that doesn’t mean he’s incapable of makin’ a doo doo ass record. Plus, it’s about to time he switched up his style, shit’s startin’ to get stale.

  • jeff

    I still don’t understand how hip-hop started in the Bronx. Someone please explain this to me. They say hip hop was founded in the early 1970s in the Bronx, but my dad was born in the early 1950s in Detroit, Michigan and he used to tell me stories about how he and his brothers used to kick little corny raps like Rudy Ray Moore (who is from Arkansas), vandalize trains with spraypaint, and how they used to pop, tic and break. My dad didn’t have a television at that time, hadn’t been outside of city limits..nor did he know anyone from the Bronx. Hip Hop is just black aesthetic african/latin shit that people created innately no matter where they were born. All that hip hop started in the Bronx shit is bull. Rudy Ray, H Rap Brown and all them other folks was rapping to beats way before Kool Herc and Afrika Bambataa was on the scene. Yeah, the Bronx certainly pioneered the fuck out of hip hop…but that shit wasn’t created there.

  • beeyo

    That title is some funny shit. At least he didn’t totally destroy the album, he said it was alright in a Bol kinda way. And I can’t remember the last rap album he did that for, so that’s a good thing. I think Bol is mad at Kris and Marl that he actually kinda likes the album. Bol seems like he’s been having personal problems as of late, he’s been sounding extra vengeful and venomous lately.

  • Ali

    yea 4 real dog….if it wasn’t 4 them u wouldnt have a job haha

  • http://www.myspace.com/writeonpointmagazine Janice

    “semi Says:

    May 21st, 2007 at 3:22 pm
    Boi, Kris reads this stuff son and I dont think that guy will get the humor in this post. He has a violent streak and a good memory for silly shit written about him”

    Yeah I’m sure Bol’s shaking in his boots…

  • Sharptounge

    “According to the New York Times, hip-hop started in the West Bronx” LOL continue to expose yaself as a coon ass nigga; If the white man says it it must be true right? KRS & Marley crackheads? continuing the whiteboy internet tradition of talking shit about someone from the comfort of moms basement. HIP HOP LIVES is a solid album for the real niggas reading this.

  • miltownhustla
  • 11kap

    people in america love to hate two entities: new york city minus the police brutality and black people. why are you such losers? now you want to rewrite history, huh? I’ll be glad when some of you jerks get older, because no on will respect you. you’re already ignorant enough as it is right now.

  • 11kap

    bol is a closet kkklansman.

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    >Basically, Kris wanted to get down with the Juice Crew, but Marley Marl wasn’t having it because he felt BDP sucked balls (Roxanne Shante, on the other hand = nails – or was it her head game?). Which lead to a series of classic dis records including the likes of MC Shan’s “The Bridge,” and BDP’s “South Bronx” and “The Bridge Is Over.”

    ^^^^^
    This seems to suggest that the reason the diss records came out was because he Marley didn’t sign him which is untrue.

    Krs dissed Shan cuz Shan said Hip Hop started in Queens and that offended KRS (being from the Bronx) .. also like the rappers now-a-days .. the best way for KRS one to blow up was to diss the Juice crew to get some recognition.

    After chanting “South Bronx” and dissing the biggest organized group of the 80′s (similar to how G-Unit is today), KRS became an overnight sensation.

    I just needed to set the record straight cuz there are alot of younger cats who visit this page that don’t know about this shit and I don’t want some “Hip Hop hatin’- emo rock shit talker” to steer them in the right direction.

    If I wanna know the ingredients of a Big Mac or who produced the last Gin Blossom album, I’ll ask Bol, but real hip hop info .. nah …

    Your here for comedic purposes Bol don’t get it twisted, you’re not schoolin’ cats on nada …

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >This seems to suggest that the reason the diss records came out was because he Marley didn’t sign him which is untrue.

    Um, KRS-One even admits as much on this album.

    But I guess you know more than he does…

  • NoMamesBuey

    was KRS-1 a crackhead? I mean if so, then go ahead & call him such, but otherwise, it’s quite lame to call him that.

    I mean how would Bol like it if folks called Bol a fa-go, even though Bol claims not to be. Oh wait..

  • KING JAMES

    This is exactly the type of article that can get a little-known “XXL Blogger” Jonny Blazed-Up in the Streets. Let us not be somewhere together Muthafucker.

    Much respect to “Tha Teacha”

    Peace!

  • i’ll shit bag u

    fuck bol

  • Dude

    Wow, maybe the blogs should be left to the women. It seems as if the male bloggers have little to nothing positive to say about rappers, rap songs, rap albums, or hip hop as a whole.

    Are some feelings still hurt, because a certain publication was referred to as “a cheap little magazine with a food stamp?”

  • beeyo

    Most of the commenters have negative shit to say about hip hop too. That’s how hip hop really died. Fuckin c-boys need more cowbell

  • beeyo

    At least he didn’t dstroy the album. Bol kinda liked it, which is more I can say for any hip hop album since Hustlers P.O.M.E.

  • beeyo

    At least he didn’t dstroy the album. Bol kinda liked it, which is more I can say for any hip hop album since Hustlers P.O.M.E.
    And yaboy loves it when niggas are on his dick, apparently

  • beeyo

    At least he didn’t dstroy the album. Bol kinda liked it, which is more I can say for any hip hop album since Hustlers P.O.M.E.
    And yaboy loves it when niggas are on his dick, apparently. Fuckin fag bag-o-skittles.

  • Rizzop

    KRS taught 90 percent of the rappers in the world how to rap,and this is why hip hop is dead, we have no respect for the people that made it a world wide phenomenon in the first place i.e. you are biting then hand that fed you homie. If alot of these new cats would’ve had that connection with the older generation, these fucking idiots would know how to be creative and not make the same damn songs over and over again. I got clothes, jewels, hoes and ill shoot you…..shit is sad

  • AK47

    KRS-One in 2007 = lame.

    danny = bitch-made.

  • The Spaniard

    “Um, KRS-One even admits as much on this album.

    But I guess you know more than he does…”

    oops…ha.

  • MoSS

    hey everybody I’m Gay

  • John..

    Should we really pay attention to a fat ass who chronicles every episode of “The Real World”? I don’t fucking think so.

  • Jeff

    yo my man, youse a bitch! you don’t know shit about hiphop so you shouldn’t write about hiphop

  • Jeff

    bitch ass nigga! you look hungry and mad

  • Danny

    MoSS Says:

    May 21st, 2007 at 6:18 pm
    hey everybody I’m Gay

    ^^^
    No-Homo…

  • BlackGenius

    Funny shit them to old niggas need to quit I don’t care what they did back in day.The old shit they made was classic but the new shit is like when Jordan came out of retirement….it’s just no reason to do it.Besides don’t KRS1 get tired of going double wood and gettin clowned by niggas like Nelly.

  • tomson

    Black Genius = Black Bitch
    Nelly dick sucker

  • jeonek1

    HOW YOU GONNA TALK NOISE BOUT LIL WANG AND TURN AROUND AND TALK NOISE BOUT 2 PEOPLE TRYIN TO SAVE HIP HOP…..!?!?!?
    NEGATIVE NANCY…

  • The Infamous Mr. P

    all this talkin down on hip hop made us yearn for the good ol days. but not realizing that going back to your old roots got you exactly that, old, smelly, dirty roots. its a new era, and i could give two shits about what some retired, broken down rapper has to say. theres a beginning and an end to all things, we know this so why cant these niggas stay dead. we’re never gonna be satisfied with this rap shit, and any opportunity to shit on something we’re gonna take a big squat. all these fuckin rappers nowadays want is money anyway, fuckin sellouts. i dont need to be some lame ass blogger or some groupie hip hop head to know theres no soul in music today. we need to kill the bastard child of corporate labels and its crack whore artists. and bring forth the rebirth of hip hop.

  • Teeb23

    Toilet Bol is at it agon folks!!!!!! Tell Billy to eat a dick.

  • lookadeez

    Bol sucks! How can you dis the dudes who made the record all through the so called review and then turn around in the end and say the record is good?

    And as far as the comment above about KRS dissing MC Shan cuz he said hiphop started in Queens, cmon man, read up! Its already known that Shan didnt say that! Listen to the song, “The Bridge”, and you’ll see. Then go listen to “Kill that noise” and you will see. Then go watch BEEF and you will se KRS admit that he wanted to be down with the Juice Crew.

  • real reck trill

    hahaha LMFAO!!!!! Damn BOL you made them mad with this one maybe you should clown lil wayne more so they can stop crying like lil bitches.

    BlackGenius Says:

    May 21st, 2007 at 6:45 pm
    Funny shit them to old niggas need to quit I don’t care what they did back in day.The old shit they made was classic but the new shit is like when Jordan came out of retirement….it’s just no reason to do it.Besides don’t KRS1 get tired of going double wood and gettin clowned by niggas like Nelly.

    LOL good one. KRS_one do get credit for being the first ugly ass dude to rap though.

  • BIG ROB

    Bol, I’m confused? Are you rejecting KRS and Marley, or are you prasing their effort?

  • Incilin

    Just last night I was at a Rakim show in the City. And he pulled KRS-One outa nowhere, and I gota say the nigga can still rip a stage. I mean him coming out and doing Bridge is Ova was really the highlight of the show. Even if this album is wack (I don’t know, I aint listen to it altho I’m pretty sure it is wack) he’s still a emcee by all means.

  • your wife

    “According to the New York Times, hip-hop started in the West Bronx” LOL continue to expose yaself as a coon ass nigga; If the white man says it it must be true right?

    If you read the article, which you didn’t, you’d know that the statement comes from Kool Herc. Grow up.

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    with deeez nuuuutz on your tounsils while your on stage rappin’ at your wack ass concert

  • ill will

    thing about it is, krs-one praised himself too much and should of worried bout hip hop instead of saying he is that. so nas is dead? anyways bol doesn’t want to disrespect the album cuz he wants hip hop to live. sum cuts were good on the album.

  • the one

    KRS Is gonna fuck Bol up. No lie. “You know you done fucked up, right”?

  • Reyo

    Disrespecting legends now? If you dislike hiphop so much why even bother writing here?

    We all know how much you love your rock music…why don’t you go write for Rolling Stone instead.

  • Reyo

    “I still don’t understand how hip-hop started in the Bronx. Someone please explain this to me. They say hip hop was founded in the early 1970s in the Bronx, but my dad was born in the early 1950s in Detroit, Michigan and he used to tell me stories about how he and his brothers used to kick little corny raps like Rudy Ray Moore (who is from Arkansas), vandalize trains with spraypaint, and how they used to pop, tic and break. My dad didn’t have a television at that time, hadn’t been outside of city limits..nor did he know anyone from the Bronx. Hip Hop is just black aesthetic african/latin shit that people created innately no matter where they were born. All that hip hop started in the Bronx shit is bull. Rudy Ray, H Rap Brown and all them other folks was rapping to beats way before Kool Herc and Afrika Bambataa was on the scene. Yeah, the Bronx certainly pioneered the fuck out of hip hop…but that shit wasn’t created there.”

    Ohhhh! Ok, So Afrika Bam, Herc, & everyone else is wrong. You and your dad are right!

    Thanks for enlightening us!!!!!

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    lookadeez Says:

    May 21st, 2007 at 9:04 pm
    Bol sucks! How can you dis the dudes who made the record all through the so called review and then turn around in the end and say the record is good?

    And as far as the comment above about KRS dissing MC Shan cuz he said hiphop started in Queens, cmon man, read up! Its already known that Shan didnt say that! Listen to the song, “The Bridge”, and you’ll see. Then go listen to “Kill that noise” and you will see. Then go watch BEEF and you will se KRS admit that he wanted to be down with the Juice Crew.

    ^^^^^

    First off, I said that’s why KRS dissed cuz Shan said so and so. I know Shan THEN said he didn’t mean it like that, but KRS one took it like that. And as far as KRS one wanted to be down with Juice crew, of course he wouldn’t have minded being down (like I said, he was broke, homeless and Juice crew was like the G-unit or Dipset of today so what aspiring rapper wouldn’t wanna be down) but it wasn’t like his life’s mission was to be down with the JC and then they dissed him so he had to put out records on some “you didn’t sign me so now imma make records about yous cuz i’m mad about that”

    Second of all, KRS TOLD ME HIMSELF, so I don’t give a fuck what “beef” said. That’s a fuckin’ DVD edited to come off however it wants to by the people who put it out.

    You can’t tell me that you didn’t know that “beef” be twistin’ shit around. Stop learning about hip hip history by a company putting out DVD’s on people’s problem. They’re capitalizing off the shit that this generation feeds off of … why do you think rappers be planning “beefs” to sell more records? Why do you think cats like 50 and countless others make their first records dissing the whole industry? Why do you think Camron is shooting videos in his boxers … CUZ THAT’S WHAT SELLS AND MAKES YOU POPULAR!

    Therefore “beef” twist some shit around to sensationalize it. It makes them more money. They often open up a can of worms blastin’ the old shit that has already died down. They bring shit up they shouldn’t and make certain cats pissed cuz of the way they make them look (i.e. – that mobb deep/Tru life shit)

    There are actually little muthafuckas out there who think Prodigy and Havoc got ran up on in the studio by Tru Life … but they really weren’t there.

    Anyway … my real point was, don’t learn about Hip Hop by what Bol says … (next thing you know little kids are gonna be coming at me like “but Bol said …”)

  • http://www.sohh.com EReal

    Byron likes it, that means dont buy it.

    Ive come to realize that doing the opposite of what this neck challenged fat retard says about hiphop albums is usually the best way to go. You are funny tho Byron, in more ways than one.

    Danny the Dipset Dicksucker Says:

    May 21st, 2007 at 3:49 pm
    yaboy Says:

    May 21st, 2007 at 3:28 pm
    danny, you are a herb.

    Yaboy, get off my dick! lol…

    I’m lovin this shit right now…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    You love guys on your dick? No wonder DickSet is your favortie crew. Explains alot about you, Danny Boy.
    And the O.G. Dipset Dicksucker Award goes to,……
    DANNY! THE DIPSET DICKSUCKER!!!! YA DIG!?
    *Applause*
    GTFOH.

    1 hunned.

  • J Millz

    Byron, I saw that interview of you on youtube and you sounded gay as shit. You said you wanted to see Pimp C go back to jail…..just search Byron Crawford on youtube and you’ll never take this niggs seriously again…I promise yall…

  • LOL

    KRS ONE IS NOT GOD.

    GO JOIN THE TEMPLE OF HIPHOP OR SUMMIN DUMBASSES

  • jeff

    KRS-One and Marley Marl are washed up. This album proves it. I’m not saying this in a disrespectful way, but their era is over. After KRS’s “Rappaz R N Danja” single, it was pretty much time for him to hang it up. After the 1st Lords of The Underground album and that Sega CD game, Marley Marl was finished also. They both had great runs in the late 80s-early 90s, but now in 07…they should just do tours and perform old songs and get them some money. Average cat would still be humbled in their presence and regard them as legendary, but their shit ain’t hot anymore. I mean, do you really think Jimmy Snuka can genuinely put on a good wrestling match right now? No. Do you think George Gervin could get his finger roll off nowadays? No. Do you really think Jim Brown could run for more than 5 yards right now? No. Does Chris Rock still make you laugh? No. Matter fact, can Prince put out another Purple Rain (or at least a 1999) and can Michael Jackson put out another Thriller (or Blood on the Dancefloor even at this point..)? No. Sugar Ray Leonard could probably still knock me out, but can he go in the ring with a younger, fresher boxer and come out on top? No. I dunno about KRS-One doing crack rock, but he has certainly sparked that Mad-Izm and you know….that can be a gateway drug. Someone just find Mayor Chris and pay him to host an old school hip hop channel so the old heads can be satisfied and the new jacks can tune in to learn their history.

    • Anti-Mainstream

      Jeff-Your a Faggot!

  • these posts are racist

    How disrespectful BOL, shame on you.

  • jeff

    KRS-One now is like when Tony Atlas became Saba Simba

  • jrjomo

    Once again you are spewing non-sense. The album isn’t that bad actually. It’s better than any of that crap 50 has released for his new album so far.

  • jeff

    all these old rappers and producers coming back out are like Napoleon Dynamite’s Uncle Rico….Can’t let shit go!

  • MoSS

    HEY XXL I’M GAY CAN I STILLLL POSTTTTTTTTT?

  • boss

    its funny as hell bol had to change the title of this from “two old crackheads…” to “two old leprechauns…”
    hahaha

  • cory what what

    2 old crack heads was way funnier ! i guess u r the eratic crack head boi

  • traebizzo

    Here we go again. Why don’t you edit your damn posts before you go trashin artists? Hard enough to read anyways.

  • DANJA29

    Now with all the talk about Jay becoming the Wizards version of Jordan, everybody wants to jump up in KRS’ defense when he’s CLEARLY seen his best days? I know, he has 20-plus years in the game and he’s without doubt a legend. But if he has done ANYTHING over the last 10 years that even begins to fuck with the music he put out in his first 10, I’d love to hear it.

    And by the way, My Effin’ Opinion… as far as ‘BEEF’ goes- niggas only think Mobb got robbed by Tru Life because they ran with it after watching Beef. Even though it was CLEARLY stated on the DVD that they weren’t there at the time, niggas are gonna sensationalize it. So all of a sudden, “members of Mobb Deep’s crew” becomes “Havoc & Prodigy”. You know that’s how the rumor mill goes.

  • imac

    Before “Two old crackheads attempt to save hip-hop” and now “Two old leprechauns attempt to save hip-hop”
    ….what happen?

  • Mpho

    BOL, u really need to stop being a ho ass nigga.. it looks like XXL sonned you again and made u change the title, lol.. nobody can take u serious when your employers don’t nigga.. 1st it was with the fiddy post now this hmmn.. u are once again ethered..

  • LOL

    KRS ONE IS NOT GOD.

  • kayos

    Isnt it amazing that Bol changed his title, AND took some of the content out of the blog. I wonder what happened…

  • beeyo

    Haaaaaa someone on this blog said “Kris reads this shit, son”. I guess he does. Aaaaaaaaah how you callt em 2 old crackheads. Then said the album is aight. Bol u is a hip hop hatin ass nigga, but if people are offended by this shit you say, I mean really actually offended, like they think about after they get off the computer, they need to go do a pushup or somethin. Take a shot of henny str8, get some hair on your chests, ya buncha sensitive bitches. Does Byron really have an impact on anything that goes on in the real world? He’s fuckin funny most of the time, sometimes not, shit sometimes he’s even right about the shit he says. But you have the fucking power of will to not take this shit serious. You should know, once you see ” 2 old crackheads”, you already know what you are in for. Hopefully, Bol gets slapped one day, but other than that, chill out people.

    Aaaaaahh fuckin crackheads. Crackheads. He callt em crackheads son. That’s fucked up.

  • Danny

    Lmao!! uh oh I think Bol is gonna get fired!!! hahahaha

    Good he hates Hip-Hop anyways….

    Go write about “Indie Rock” or wat ever the fuck it is your gay ass likes!!

    Oh but good post though! These dudes need to understand rappers are fucking people like everyone else!! There gonna die one day too!! therefore we can laugh at them, RAPPERS ARE NOT GODS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!….

    ya dig??

  • Stack$

    co sign my effin’ opinion all tha damn way. bol u da fucking crackhead/leprechauns. hope yo butt gets tha boot

  • yaboy

    danny go dig urself a hole and bury yaself

  • http://XXLMag.com Vinny

    By reading the comments the people who write in are just as wack as television, magazines and radio itself. Krs One is over 40 and still spittin better than ANYBODY today. How could people say wackass lil wayne is the hottest today, and Kris washed up? The only reason you don’t hear of him in the mainstream is because he doesn’t have diddy, timbaland, scott storch or swizz beatz producing his shit. Lyrically he never fell off. You wackass people need to stop hatin on the REAL Greatest of all Time. Holla back!

  • Danny

    yaboy Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 11:18 am
    danny go dig urself a hole and bury yaself

    ^^^^
    hahahaha OMG!! lmao!!!! I run this fuckin website!!!! hahaha I get more attention from “Stans” then the artists do….

  • Cuban Link

    hip hop started in South Bronx.Ive heard rumors Afrika was from west, but the Black Spades ran the South Bronx, battling began

  • panthergod

    Anyone who says that the new KRS One/ Marley Marl album ‘Hip Hop Lives’ isn’t absolute FIRE is a confirmed Mason Betha-level faggot.

  • Dr Flav

    Everything I heard off the album was dope. Its the type of east coast rap I like. New millenium boom bap. Marley on the boards, Kris on the mike… you hip hop dead cornballs need to get behind this.

  • Lewey

    I have not heard the album and it does not sound appealing. By the way, be more creative when writing your review. You do not have to use fowl language – grow up. Sound educated. Can you do that ?? Take some writting classes.

  • greg hampton

    kris please throw this cosby kid off the keyboard

  • hannah Smith

    Why was this post chaned from ‘Two Old Crackheads…’?

    Is XXL out to censor the communists?

  • http://www.soundclick.com/dotgenetix dotgenetix

    SEE. HIP HOP AINT DEAD BUT ARTICLES LIKE THIS WONT ALLOW IT TO LIVE EITHER!
    WHY IS IT ROCK AND ROLL LEGENDS GET MORE PROPS THE OLDER THE GET?
    U2 AND NICK JAGGER AND GENE SIMMONS GET OLDER AND THE YOUNGER ROCK WITH THEM AND PAY HOMAGE??
    MAN, THIS ARTICLE IS BULLSHIT. I’M TIRED OF YOU LITTLE YOUNG PUNKS DISSIN US FOR TRYIN TO EXPAND OUR RANGE IN HIP HOP! MAN U DISSIN THE SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU AND ALL THE OTHER SO -CALLED “HIP HOP EXPERTS” EVEN HAVING JOBS DEALING WITH THE GENRE’.
    THATS WHY YALL SAY ITS DEAD OF WHATEVER! YOU ARE KILLIN IT. SHOW SOME RESPECT! I HEAR THE YOUNG GUYS SAYING YALL ARE TOO OLD FOR HIP HOP, WE GAVE IT TO YOU! WHO’S PRODUCING THE MUSIC, CREATING THE STYLE, AND DESIGNING THE FASHION?? US!! NIGGA THE 30s AND 40′s SOMETHINGS WHO LIVE, BREATHE, AND EAT HIP HOP ALL OUR LIVES! NOT YOU INTERN! I KRS-ONE SMAXX DA FIRE OUCHA PUNK ASS! ONE

    http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=5331092&q=hi&ref=2

  • http://www.soundclick.com/dotgenetix dotgenetix
  • http://www.soundclick.com/dotgenetix dotgenetix

    BY THE WAY LOOK AT THIS CHUBBY AZZ CAKE BOI!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWOQRw-iHos

    DIS NIGGA IS HOPING KANYE IS GAY! THIS NIGGA WONT WALK THE STREETZ OF NO HOOD IN AMERICA! COME TO BMORE AND DISS US! DISS MY SHIT BOL! YOU A JOKE!

  • SetRule

    Just read this today.. dude was prolly 10 years old when i jumping on the PATH over to MECCA to catch shows at the REDZONE, HOMEBASE, THE RITZ or the old PALLADIUM back in 91-92…he prolly didnt hear MARLEY & MAGIC on the RADIO in 86! if he grew up outside the TRI-STATE,then he’s totally lost…. i’ll let the young’n pass for making dumb-ass cracker like comments
    Sounds like cultural ignorance to the fullest!!!!