You Must Learn…

I thank Eskay and everybody at XXL Mag Dot Com that lobbied for me to get a column on this site. It was the opportunity that I always wanted. XXL magazine was the brand that had my comprehensive sensibility about the artistic movement called Hip-Hop. There were thinkers over here that understood the genesis of the movement. This was the place that I knew could express Hip-Hop with the minimum of distortion from corporate America.

In the mid nineties is when big time money came into the movement. Artists were being contracted to describe a lifestyle. Seagram’s family of distillers and rumrunners got their claws into another type of bootlegging. The record business. Because Hip-Hop was so attractive to young people it became the darling for capitalists who know that young people (and African Americans) spend the majority of their incomes on shit that only depreciates in value. If you had some shit to sell then you would be wise to hire a record company and have them put your item in their best rapper’s hands. Don’t think for a minute that the mainstream music videos you have been watching for the last decade are anything greater than musical commercials.

So when we get down to it the artistic movement of Hip-Hop has been waylaid by rap music. In the sense that the emcee who was once a subordinate of the deejay has relegated the deejay to has been status, literally and figuratively. Look at the DJ Drama situation as a microcosm of this. Drama is criminalized and run from out of the business by a rapper who says that he “doesn’t play the game fair.” Today’s rap fan rarelys cares that without the deejay taking a 15 second breakbeat and extending it to play for 15 minutes there would be no rappers. When record labels realized what it was that the deejay was doing to allow the emcee to become the rapper, the record labels hired studio bands and track producers to replicate the deejay. The background music to ‘Rapper’s Delight’ by the SugarHill Gang, which is widely regarded as the first commercial rap record is performed by a studio band covering Chic’s ‘Good Times’. You have heard this story already I’m sure, but have you examined the ramifications of it. The very first commercial rap song has the deejay removed from it.

THE VERY FIRST RAP SONG ISN’T EVEN HIP-HOP.

Nonetheless, we jammed all summer long to ‘Rapper’s Delight’ and a new genre of commercialized soul music was underway. The lesson for today is…

Hip-Hop > Rap music

Hip-Hop music is so much more than just rap and some rap isn’t even really Hip-Hop. It’s just pop music designed to tittilate the listener with ideas of sex without love, wealth without a work ethic, and actions without consequences. These are themes for children and idiots. They do a good job of keeping the average adult within a mentality of arrested development. They are unable to learn or develop skills that will provide them with the ability to progress through adulthood. This is what popular music does for its listener. The goal is ultimately to maintain the caste system which we all live under. The rich get richer and the poor, well you already know.

Keep this in mind this summer when you are rocking out at the park, the beach or someone’s barbecue. Think about what you take into your eyes in ears just like you think about what you take into your body.

  • HNIC

    This is a very well written post… you have my respect, sir.

  • http://blogs.hiphopdx.com/meka Meka Soul

    thank you for providing clarity to the hip-hop masses bxs. not to sound like an e-stan [pause], but i hope to do the same as well.

  • these posts are racist

    Billy-

    White Supremacy is a unique racism in the US. A black person being “racist” against a white person in the US will never be the same as white supremacy. There is a unique historical context for white supramecy and nothing is parallel to it. The current Anti-Arab sentiment in the US does not mirror white supramcey and does not come close to the horrors and atrocities suffered by our people as a result of white supremacy. Your blogs and anti-Arab statements contained therein mimic that of the white supremaist rhetoric…it does cause the same effects as white supremacy and all the bad it caused, but should still be condemened….and you should know better. I hope that clears things up for you.

  • yup

    word

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    TPAR,
    Youv’e managed to type a lot of words without actually saying anything. What you have succeeded in doing is making me explain Supremacy in tommorow’s ‘Sunday School’ drop.

    Hopefully you’ll learn enough to remove the word white from supremacy.

  • RLW

    Hip hop been dead, we the reason it died. It wasn’t Sylvia’s fault or cause emcee’s skills are lost, it’s cause we can’t see ourselves to boss.

    ^Everything you said, summarized.

  • N.O. 4 life

    the point of you saying this was….talking about it isnt gonna do a damn thing to change it….good attack on weezy without saying his name.you act like when he said it he didnt already come out with 2 classic mixtapes with drama….this post was aight in most of your points but it still doesnt matter its not gonna “evolve” the way people think.

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

    I Am Hip-Hop!!!!! (No KRS-One)

  • tha rapper eater

    no offense billy x., but a lot of people exist who are a lot smarter than you.

  • crown_holder23

    umm to dude billy sunday that was some real stuff very informative kinda long but very informative and we love the dj’s down south
    cause the broke alot of dudes u see out today so the post was on point

  • DiRtY JeRz

    there is no difference between hip hop n rap, rap is one of the aspects of the hip hop culture, but im glad to see they gave yo ass a job here

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

    Actually since someone in the online editing dep’t seems to love editing my posts you can combine this with the first one!

    but hopefully the masses do get further clarity into this topic before posting incoherent opinions that have nothing to do with the blog at all.

    I get tired of the shit going from Hip-Hop discussion to a psuedo-intellectual forum on morality.

    jus give me a beat, DJ to do his best Primo Imitation, and a Mic, oh yeah and some piff and gwap so i can Morph into The Almighty Culture-Man, Hip-Hop’s savior!

    *pours out Patron in libation of this post*

  • these posts are racist

    …I meant your anti arab statments do not cause the same harm that white supremacy has caused our people, but should still be condemned in its own right.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    TRE (rhymes with ghey),
    No offense taken, I always enjoy myself and come home a better man when I get a chance to meet them.

    S.P.,
    Whats that you pouring out? The silver, reposado or the anejo? What’s you know about Brugal Anejo? Get up on it. Nullus, of course.

  • http://wwww.yahoo.com Streets Is Watchin

    MESSAGE!!!!!

  • Definition

    there i was thinking pop music sometimes just made people happy….

  • Dr Flav

    DAMN YOUR CAMPAIGN ESKAY! Just kidding, that was a good look for Sunday, pull a brother up with you. Sunday, I hate always being the con to your pro statements, sometimes I love it I do admit. lol. First, hip hop is the genre, rap is an element, thus all rap no matter what is expressed is inherently hip hop. Second, any person who considers music as their sole form of educational and social enrichment, is an ignoramous. Third, exploitation of the poor and caste systems have existed hundreds of years prior to hip hop. Fourth, the negative things you list are prevalent in various forms of art and media, dont scapegoat the music you love. Fifth, stating problems without solutions make you sound mad grumpy.

  • ;6

    i guess so

  • http://almostaexpert.com missile 6

    Good post Billy X. Its a shame when people can’t take a message without looking for negatives in it. Just because this post alone may not change things for the entire world, realize that it may help one person and that should be enough for us all. People do need to start taking heed to what these industries are doing, they prey on your ignorance and need for self gratification. Its also a shame when a three paragraph statement is too long of an education lecture for some readers. If it was long story about hustling, no one would mind one bit. Anyway nice post, good words are needed sometimes.

  • che

    Save us the holier than thou crap billy.

    You pride yourself on being a member of the xxl staff, a magazine which itself is capitalist in nature and which advertises the material ‘shit that only depreciates in value’, which you’re supposed to be against.

    You’re the equivalent of a Jew loving Nazi. you lack coherency billy.

  • AK47

    haha che just called you out billy boy

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

    actually BXS, it’s a lethal combo of the Anjeo and Silver plus da Citronge shit they got out.

    don’t ask why i did dat shit, i jus saw my liquor cabinet and went for broke.

    I been having the urge to do this, so here it goes:

    shout-outs to the Mexican Thug who crafted bottle #484407(Anejo) and to the one who made bottle #258358(Silver) it looks like dude even tried to put his initials on dat shit, but i cant read it!

    I need to take my ass to sleep so i can function at the day job coherently, i’m gone til the next day folks!!!

  • http://cajunpeach.typepad.com/ Cajun Peach

    Damn i love your posts. this one is so on point. it’s like a generation gap. there are kids who LISTEN to and live by manufactured music and then there are adults who HEAR the manufactured music, take it for what it is and keep it moving. i’m wondering who, in your opinion embodies true hip-hop?????

  • dr flash

    shout out to 50!!!

  • John Brown

    Billy,

    IMO, when you are trying to teach us or educate us on various topics, is when you are at your best. When you come out(no homo) of left field and try to bash any rapper or a region is when you are at your worst. For months I have read all of your blogs and sometimes I wonder How the hell did you get a job at xxl dot com. Then you write a blog like this and I get my answer. Great post.

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Is it Me or is this Magazine, Website and Company all Riding 50 “Vitamin-Water” Cent’s Dick harder than a White Hooker would a Black Man in Trashy Porn? Does these Niggaz ever put REAL niggaz with REAL music on they Cover?

  • UHHH OHHH

    this is the only column with few comments so far and I can’t find a forum on here so I’m going to start a new topic.

    Listen i love all rap and I agree, that hip hop is dead, I Know this post isn’t about the south or hate for it,
    but I know what most of you are thinking. That the south killed it. (even if I am wrong. Please listen to what I have
    to say without bias)

    listen…

    life is strife and complaints come as complaints go

    time aligns, man, what fate does is what fate knows…

    and that’s moving on, it’s as lewd as songs, made to a thought process that’s slow as solace.

    I’m not showing out. just want to show you how the folded out south can subside and provide an intelligent verse with the best intent. There is no lessened sense, here, that relevance is a seldom hit. We understand, but what a man does to land a fucking grand in a rubber band is give up his stance, cuz the southern man, never fuckin planned to be the last the speak. No one wanted to listen or had given any attention. So we took this new exploitation of the art and ran with it. The east and west had seen the best of cheese and bread and their love of the art seemed just less.

    They started the drug peddlin the smug severance of expression, the reference to “lovin money” and “not givin a fuck”
    so stop givin us what, was yours in the first place…the responsibility of killing your baby, cuz we loved her too.

    By the way, no hate here.

    I just wanted to show you that one of the souths own had a flow.

    Do with it what you will, just know that there are good Emcees in the south, but we are being looked over too. It’s not just the east or west.

  • John Brown

    Billy,

    Of topic, I know you are a J.O. fan, so am I. But what did you think about that “freestyle” that he did on RapCity the other day? Can you elaborate on that for a min.

  • DIZZLEMAN SR..

    it’s sad that a lot of people don’t share this same opinion. pop, american music has always had a type of “don’t give a fuck attitude” about pretty much everything. they don’t have to worry. they’re white. OUR music, historically, was about soul, enlightment, life, love, progression. some guy in a suit had the genius idea to bottle this ‘don’t give a fuck” outlook and sell it to the “urban market”. it’s always been there, but “we” had sense to make something different. we made stuff that was for us. these rap artists are blinded by the money. shit’s gotta change though, because motherfuckers aren’t buying cd’s anymore. i remain optimistic.

  • allnice

    Sunday, I really feel what you are trying to do and you make some good points. I think that sometimes you get too preachy with your posts, but that is your selling point. Hip Hop isn’t all that bad though. People are going to buy useless crap regardless of musical influence. And some Hip Hop music is actually good. I respect your opinion though and I look forward to more of your posts.

  • BklynBandette

    BRILLIANT!

  • crown_holder23

    i cant believe some people are talking the southern rappers are in it for the money when the best rapper alive soul his sould do the devil and a seat on the throne of the hip hop dynasty which is def jam and forsake his long time partner and friend dame dash if that isnt showing you that some southern are not the only ones in it for the money i dont know what else and FACT: isnt the reason every fallen NEW YORK RAPPER HAS RUN TO KOCH FOR THAT 7 DOLLAR A CD DREAM now is that not doing it for the money i think so because i think that it is oh and 1 more thing isnt that why BAD BOY cant keep a roster because DANCIN IN THE VIDEO CEO PUFF DADDY was not giving out just royalties to his artist especially his SO CALLED BEST FRIEND BIGGIE SMALLS now who is in i t for the money now

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Damn Flav, I thought you could keep up with me. NO! All rap is NOT Hip-Hop. Karl Rove and Dick Cheney rapping is not Hip-Hop.

  • Pablo

    I love hip-hop culture.

    But the bottom line is, THIS IS MUSIC. Not every single hip-hop track out there has to teach the masses. There’s nothing wrong with some people goofing off in a club, ‘shaking their laffy taffy,’ or going dumb with it. If you listen to music to educate yourself, maybe you should get more books.

    Hip-hop comes in all forms, like it or not. Jeezy is just as hip-hop as Lupe Fiasco. Wayne is just as hip-hop as Nas. Shit, Hammer is just as hip-hop as Rakim. If you identify with the culture, then you’re a part of it. Rap is the musical aspect of hip-hop; so everytime you say ‘hip-hop > rap,’ you’re ultimately saying that hip-hop is greater than itself. Stop being so bitter against the new generation of artists because they’re representing the era we live in today. Life’s changed since the golden days of hip-hop, for better or for worse, and the music represents that. There’s no reason to hate on the artists, or people that listen to it, claiming their music is only for children or idiots; blame the society you live in. Music didn’t make this world as fucked up as it is.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    If rap is the musical aspect of Hip-Hop then Dilla’s ‘Donuts’ isn’t Hip-Hop by your statement.

    Hip-Hop uses much more than simply rap when it needs to express itself rhythmically. I watch a lil’ dude in the subway bang on pots and pans all day. He is expressing more Hip-Hop than 95% of rappers.

    No one ever said that enjoying yourself or earning money wasn’t good. The question is what path you choose to earn those snaps. Would you lead a generation into the prison industrial complex or do you tell them the benefits of educating themselves?

  • tseliot

    i second pablo in saying, “if you listen to music to educate yourself, maybe you should get more books.”

    seriously, people. it’s entertainment.

  • THHEE

    another great post billy. telling everybody about the subliminal messages in Hip-Hop. keep them comin. XXL Mag MVP = billy X Sunday.

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

    Once again, Hip-Hop and Rap are definitely different, the question is what are you really enjoying, the culture as a whole or the exploitation of it.

    Trust me most of these new rap niggaz, can’t even cite DJ’s that existed before the mixtape era. They don’t even know who Jimmy D and Jojo is or what they started. I wont even get into the Graf aspect of things but i can garuntee most of these dudes don’t know it’s debateable that Graf actually started out in the UK, after all Grafitti is an Italian word.

    See Some Of ya’ll would be enlightened to check out my crews compilation we snubbed from the main game due to a majority of the dudes on there just rappin to hear themselves on a CD instead of gettin their armor ready for the long haul.

    The songs are actually good and all diverse. If ya’ll wanna get an idea of the type of lane i’m in check the link on my name and give a listen to a few or all of em. You don’t even have to enjoy them, if you honestly don’t enjoy them. I’m not sellin nothin here and offered to give out a free link per request for the whole project. so this aint even no spam thing.

    It’s free per request and i’m sellin you dudes nothin, just tryin to expose peoples ears to somethin more than the generic shoot em up, trap nigga music. So if you do care to check out da material, hope you enjoy it, if you don’t like, hope it’s due to honest opinion and not bias. Either way just taking the time out to check it is appreciated.

    Peace!

  • http://www.t3m.us Lucky Logan

    Nice blog by the way. I certainly do agree with you, as far as the wider implications on society art indelibly has. However, I don’t believe spending precious time and energy creating more division actually helps bring about a solution, (one which I trust you’re truly passionate about finding).
    Technically speaking, rap is just talking over a beat. Hip-hop is a sub-culture encompassing everything else sub-cultures fundamentally possess. The music of our beloved hip-hop culture just so happens to be called rap.
    If you think about it, society itself is plagued. What you see in rap is but a small symptom of a much bigger disease. Like we all see, even mainstream media mirrors the depraved atmosphere of our world in general. Don’t get me wrong; humans have made a lot of progress. Once upon a time, people used to watch public executions for entertainment. We have gotten better. We did so by improving our ideas and attitudes about life. I believe the same thing must happen. A cultural revolution must be sparked for real long-lasting change to occur.
    Ultimately, change happens when people decide it’s time to change. Change may happen through coercion but it’s never long lasting. What has happened in our society is we have forgotten this. “WE the people” is the very basis of America’s formation. People were taught and reminded of their power against tyranny and oppression. This, my friend is what we as proponents of hip-hop must do. It is our duty to remind the masses that the record labels only sell what we buy. The newspapers print what we read. We have a choice in the matter. The problem is many don’t know this. Everyone complains the rich are getting richer, but don’t realize who is actually making them richer.
    I understand this consumerist behavior is deeply inculcated into the very fabric of our society, and that people are genuinely complacent. Off course, most people don’t believe they have a choice. This is why you have a job. You’re an artist, you write an unacknowledged ambassador of the people.
    In order to transform our society, we must work harder on ourselves than on any one else. Only then can we be as examples to our respective audiences. It takes a lot of energy and time. There are only but so many hours in the day. Time is of the essence, or in today’s context time is money. However you look at it, time is valuable. Time spent on what you actually want ends up being an investment. Like any investment, the more you put in, the better your returns. Like my mother always says, “ a word to the wise is enough”.

    Take it easy!
    Lucky Logan

    “There are only two kinds of music. One kind empowers and makes you feel good. The other kind disembowels you and leaves you drained. You have a choice, how do you wanna feel?”

  • Content

    Thank you. The problem I had with Bol (who I’ve given up on) was that he had potential but never executed it.

    106th & Park is killing Hip Hop

  • Chris S

    made a lil sense.

  • Chris S

    made a lil sense.

  • http://www.akirathedon.com Ak Donovan

    That second to last paragraph was the best thing I have read on this website.

    @!

  • these posts are racist

    Karl Rove rapping was a mockery of hip hop…those bastards were mocking an art form that was born to give people oppressed by the Karl Roves of the world a way to vent, espress their thoughts and direct their anger, as opposed to being victims of bitterness. Karl Rove was mocking us.

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

    Reggae Tone The Kingston Killa >>>> Karl Rove

  • crack

    Pablo Says:

    May 27th, 2007 at 1:19 am
    I love hip-hop culture.

    But the bottom line is, THIS IS MUSIC. Not every single hip-hop track out there has to teach the masses. There’s nothing wrong with some people goofing off in a club, ’shaking their laffy taffy,’ or going dumb with it. If you listen to music to educate yourself, maybe you should get more books.

    Hip-hop comes in all forms, like it or not. Jeezy is just as hip-hop as Lupe Fiasco. Wayne is just as hip-hop as Nas. Shit, Hammer is just as hip-hop as Rakim. If you identify with the culture, then you’re a part of it. Rap is the musical aspect of hip-hop; so everytime you say ‘hip-hop > rap,’ you’re ultimately saying that hip-hop is greater than itself. Stop being so bitter against the new generation of artists because they’re representing the era we live in today. Life’s changed since the golden days of hip-hop, for better or for worse, and the music represents that. There’s no reason to hate on the artists, or people that listen to it, claiming their music is only for children or idiots; blame the society you live in. Music didn’t make this world as fucked up as it is.
    ________________________________________________
    couldn’t have said it better myself

    now that the spotlight aint on them they want o catch a bitch fit

  • incilin

    Well said.

  • Dr Flav

    Hip Hop is the culture, rap is something members of the culture do to express themselves. See if the west or the south started rapping and said this aint hip hop, this our thing, you cats would be butt hurt and disrespected on some “it started here, ya’ll doing the same thing we doing.” Yes, even even with his sub par satirical effort, Rove and his cronies were practicing the hip hop art form known as rap. Why is it an vocal outlet for the unheard, now being separated by members of the same demographic? Sounds like elitist rhetoric to me. You right Sunday, I avoid keepin up with the complaining aspect of life, Im more a man of action.

  • these posts are racist

    PS Billy you’re a hypocrite. You condemn rap that leads youth in the wrong direction (ie cocaine rap or whatever jeezy calls it) but you slander a prminent DJ as a terrorist because of his Arab decent. Pushing fox newsesque propaganda on the masses and furthering anti arab sentiment is OK I guess if it makes Billys column more popular. You phoney intellectial. Hypocrite.

  • Dr Flav

    Pablo understands, DUNK ON THEM FOOLS HOMEY! LOL – Roffle @ “phony intellectual.”

  • Ali

    good post

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    *quickly dips and catches patron in cup — downs it and shakes finger at sin disapprovingly”.

    should definitely be drinking don julio anejo though. and for all you real drinkers out there, with tequila goes strawberries, not lime or citrus — citrus negates the flavor of the tequila. of course, you will have to drink good tequila, such as patron or don julio.

    cheers!

  • http://xxlmag.com anthony

    you’ve hit it right on the button billy and still some of your friends don’t get it, hip-hop has turned in the BS that it is today, and if some of you didnt hear some snippets of 50 cent ‘curtis’, that’s an example of this column, (nullus) of course!

  • youngz

    TPAR..u be pushing it..u fake az internet thug….grew up in a project…u wouldn´t be live then…brothers be smackin ya cry beatcchh az…u make no sense..arabs are the biggest rascist..they worse tha white o mexican folks…go sell your bootlegs ot falafel..cuase u iant no ivy legae….

  • youngz

    TPAR…Karl rove mocking us??! stop mixing ya people with mine…u a shady az beattcchh, u worse than the wheite boys, they reppin their thang, u just a wannabe groupie…we don´t want ya punk az here..f off..Billy finish this clown off, dawg!

  • http://myspace.com/twerkolator twerkolator

    “Today’s rap fan rarely cares that without the deejay taking a 15 second breakbeat and extending it to play for 15 minutes there would be no rappers.”

    you have to know something before you can care about it…but even if they knew, they still wouldn’t care – so technically you’re point is still correct.

  • MYMPHISGOLD

    ^
    HEY! I don’t give a fuck about that!!!!

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize

    Think about what you take into your eyes in ears just like you think about what you take into your body.

    ^
    Theres a Lil Wayne joke lying in there somewhere…

  • ah huh

    Hey Billy X Sunday, Joe Budden put this point across a whole lot better than you did here. Why try and rewrite his post you half-wit?. I’m sure you could have found better application of you time to devote the usual backpacker, blackpower bullshit thats obviously more your steez.

    Don’t over-do shit dammit. We’re not all stupid.

  • THEGOOD

    Good post homie.Keep it up.If you don’t say nothing no one else will.The only fucked up part is that most of the people who read these blogs will either not be able to comprehend what your saying, or ignore what your saying altogether. No one wants to learn anymore. These kids are brainwashed to the point were learning from their elders or anyone for that matter is a bad thing. It’s sad but hey ,atleast your using your voice.

  • Hokus

    Get back to work and stop tryn to sound as if y’all really give a shit. All music experiences highs and lows and no one here is goin’ to be the one to find the right scapegoat. Everyone on this board is to blame for the state of hip-hop. Too commercial – stop buyin in yo the corperate. Too gangsta – don’t let children listen to felons. too far from its roots – fuck it it’s called evolution. Every genre of music has gon through this already. Don’t worry ya’selves, it’s just growing pains. I’m out!

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

    hmmm Tequila and Strawberries? might try dat. But nah Patron actually makes that Citronage shit i was speaking of. It tastes like medicine or dat “drank” when it’s plain, thats why i mixed two other Patron’s wit it.

    When i’m in the comfort of my own spot, i like to get hammered (no homo just in case). When i’m outdoors is when i stay at my most cautious and closest to sober.

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    belize- that’s hilarious.

  • J Millz

    “Jeezy is just as uch hip hop as lupe”,”Wayne is just as hip hop as nas”…yeah if rapping about the same shit and using korny metaphors is as hip hop as artistic story telling with poetic lines and addressing issues in inner city youth, and the korrupt government then yes…wayne and jeezy are as much apart of hip hop as Nas and Lupe…

  • Rizzop

    You people so how idiotic you are by insulting people online. Everyone on this site is entitled to an opinion. Hip Hop will always be great in my book, for every piece of shit track their will always be good music. But how can you say to respect the new generation of artists when they take the original art form and fuck it up? Thats like going to the NBA and shooting at the other team’s basket….You got the game fucked up. If you dont know where you’ve been (and disrespecting the players that came b4 you), how can you know where you’re going?

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Lil Wang sux, Jeezy sux, and any rapper with the title Lil’ or Young in the front of their names suck. Period. I’m not a hater, but I just know garbage when I hear it!! It’s not a hatin’ the south thing either. I like Luda and Goodie Mob’s first album was a classic. However, I don’t like corny rappers who insult my intelligence and unfortunately a lot of these cats happen to be from the South. The truth hurts and I’m not going anywhere!!

  • http://www.myfreepaysite.com EReal

    It’s just pop music designed to tittilate the listener with ideas of sex without love, wealth without a work ethic, and actions without consequences.
    ^^^^^^^^
    Damn, nail on the head. Couldnt have said it better myself.

    Co-Sign Content. 106th is killing hiphop, with their “Flash Back Joints” from last year n shit. GTFOH.

    Battle Axe Warriors = HipHop. Google it, haters.

    1 hunned.

  • opps

    reading the end of this post just sounds like a recap from a chapter jeff changs book cant stop wont stop

  • http://www.xxlmag.com King Ben

    I normally shit on all your post because they suck. This one was actually descent, and made me look at my joint. Props.