Can You Pay My Telephone Bills?

I just picked up my copy of the latest XXL mag with Fisty on the cover. I kind of forgot about all the production that is entailed in delivering a monthly publication that is worth buying. Incidentally, I copped mine on the corner of Joralemon and Court Streets in downtown Brooklyn. The arab dude pumps so many XXL’s that he sells them for $3 cash. Most of the cats buying them are prah’lee coming from their P.O. Their offices are in the Municipal building that the newsstand fronts. I always see someone I know coming or going to their probation appointments. For a lot of Black men that is equivalent of a business meeting. But not for all Black men.

I was reading something from Elliot Wilson (E Dubbz) that reminded me who ultimately pays the bills that keep the lights on here at XXL. We’d like to think that we don’t have any bosses to overlook our “creativity” as journalists, but we certainly do. That being said it doesn’t mean that I will throw some shine onto something that I don’t feel deserves a second look or the valuable “rewind”. I’m contracted to write about Hip-Hop and as far as I’m concerned eating FrankenBerry from a salad bowl while watching Cartoon Network is an official Hip-Hop activity. So when you see me write that there is some rap shit out here that I consider understand that I honestly feel that way. No one can pay me any amount to bless trash.

I’ll assume that for argument’s sake we have all seen the music video for Fisty Scent’s ‘Amusement Park’. This is one of the examples where a track that has some fire and pop is nullified by a silly studio video. I love video ho’s vixens as much as the next man, but at what point do we move past these retread images? I would have rathered that Fisty just invested his paper in another track. This is part of the problem with his brand image. He goes from the same themed songs on several separate albums to the music videos which have the same actresses and outlandish sets. The casual fan can’t process the difference between the ‘Candy Shop’ images or those from ‘Amusement Park’. I thought that Fifty’s retaliation to Cam’Ron on the ‘Funeral Music’ video was going to be his return to producing more gritty looking, downscaled music videos. I need Interscope to spend less money on their music videos and more money on print ads. If Elliot Wilson is worried about HIS money machine slowing down then I already know that I need to protect my neck for this check.

Speaking of music videos…

No one will argue that ‘International Players Anthem’ isn’t one of the best Hip-Hop videos produced in recent memory. All I can say is that OutKast continues their movement forward artistically while the majority of their regional counterparts remain stuck on stupid repeated rehashed images and themes. True story is that I used to dig the DipSet version of ‘Hey Ma’ that sampled the same soul classic as ‘Int’l Players Anthem’, but after listening to 3000’s verses I feel like I’m hustling backwards when I listen to Cam’Ron. Kanye West is killing shit with the ‘Stronger’ video and if any of you are a fiend for that anime shit like I am you will be digging on the visual Akira references. Music video of the year has to go to the evil genius known as Kellz. That ‘Same Girl’ track where he and Ersher collabo is part of his portfolio which includes all that crazy Mr.Biggs drama.

If asking you humps to buy CD’s is too much then at least keep buying that print copy of XXL. Otherwise I’m gonna have to go from eating turkey sausages for breakfast back to Utz pork rinds.

  • BigCav

    right on point bro, somehow this i get money joint is giving me hope that maybe it will be a good album… I thought the production on Massacre was some of the best in years as far as a full fledged variation from all sorts of producers. He is sort of the TI of the North. Lyrics might not always be on point but the production is.

  • these posts are racist

    “The arab dude…”
    Did you tell him to his face what you think of DJ Khaled?

    “We’d like to think that we don’t have any bosses to overlook our “creativity” as journalists…”

    Playboy, you are neither creative nor are you a journalist.

  • these posts are racist

    You are not a journalist…you are a lame attempt at being a shock blogger. And this was just a message to buy XXL Magazine (?)

  • http://www.brothermalcolm.net/2003/mx_oxford/index.html BigCav

    As far as production and lyricism goes, 50 cent is pretty much the TI of the North because when Fifty isnt cutting it with lyrics, which lately has been alot of the time, its his production that carries him and his swagger. Massacre was more or less the best produced album of the last few years and had very infectious melodies that stayed wit you even up until its re-release. Lets hope I get Money is a sign of things to come

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    a lame attempt at being a shock blogger INFINITELY >>>>>> dick-riding, wannabe devil’s advocate, ghey pride commenter.

    All day, ‘ay day.

  • these posts are racist

    Billy-

    No devil’s advocate over here playboy…Just being real.

    Also, your homophobic insult doesn’t hurt me…I’m not a bigot, as this statement (among others) indicates you are.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^ I hear you ladyfingers, and I’m just clarifying where we stand in the food chain of humankind.

  • these posts are racist

    “All day, ‘ay day.”

    You sound like those 15 year old suburban kids who type like they’re from the hood. “Thiz beez my shitz”

    Brothers like myself who grew up in the hood know that real black people don’t talk like that…and once you reach a certain age/education level, you don’t use childish insults spoken in a myth dialectic to skirt real issues. You do that often, you rarely discuss issues with me directly, but rather resort to insults…

  • C.Rob

    bruh, you act as if 50 does no wrong, he obviously is one of the reasons hip hop is dying, yet you give him a pass because he “pays your bills” i kno that u gotta see the problem in this….

  • C.Rob

    and supporting 50 Cent is not at all supporting Hip Hop, he cares nothing for the culture and you apparently do not either.

    fake ass journalist,

  • Purple Hulk

    IPA is a great song, but theres plenty of good artists in the south, ever heard of K-Rino? I bet you havent, you might as well stick to your radio and b.e.t., dumbass

  • soundbwoy

    that bodega shit was funny

  • these posts are racist

    “^ I hear you ladyfingers, and I’m just clarifying where we stand in the food chain of humankind.”

    What? Try to make a coherent statement for once. You’re a clown, you need to quit playing with toy dinasaurs…

  • brebre

    GOOD POINT ON 50′S MUSIC VIDEOS. WHERE IS CAMRON BY THE WAY?

  • HIJOKKA

    BILLY X — you hurt yourself when you write a good post than allow yourself to exchange words with the same WACK KIDS that respond to every blog written on this site every day. These are the same folks that consider BOL an expert on HIP HOP (not trying to create shit between you and him) Stick to writing what you write cause you mean good when it comes to Hip-Hop and GROWN MEN appreciate your posts — Playboy

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    “childish insults spoken in a myth dialectic to skirt real issues.”

    That right there warrants a ‘NIGGER PLEASE’. You wish your comments on this forum were relevant to any thing going on in the real world. My advice to you is to get a MySpace page and then do some blog drops (three to four a day) on anything that your mind can think of. Maybe then you might have built up the courage to start your own website and deal with a larger audience and maybe then you might have the courage and stamina to work on this side of the fence. I don’t think you are built for that kind of discourse. That’s why you remain a coward.

    You’re a coward not because you don’t write a blog, but you’re a coward because you don’t even have the courage to address supremacy outside of a comments thread.

    I appreciate the attenton that you give me because I see that I can motivate your coward ass to comment, but I’m not the one to sit here and let a coward throw darts at me. So if you want to pop shit about what is and what is not real then you need to grow a set of balls first and be a man and not a bitchmade coward.

    Now whatever issue you think you know something about you should address in your own time on your own space. If you don’t want to copp the new XXL issue that is your business, but if you live in Brooklyn then you should copp it from Court and Joralemon Streets for $3 cash.

    ‘Nuff said.

  • these posts are racist

    Actually, you are a coward as you cannot handle someone challenging you. You make racist comments agains Arabs (see your DJ Khaled statements), I call you out on them and you call me coward…Nice tactic to silence my dissent and opposition to specific things you say in your blog…isn’t that the purpose of your comment//Beefs capability?

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^ Hijokka,
    My badd fella, it’s just that I was in the building so I thought I’d chat it up with the peoples. This shit makes my day as well as it must make theirs. At the end of the day there will need to be grown men and younger men and children (as well as ALL ages of women) together in this forum if Hip-Hop is to endure and not be made culturally irrelevant as jazz was.

    To that end some of you will say that Fisty is like the angel Gabriel who is the harbinger of death and resurrection. I hope that rap music doesn’t have to die in order to return to it’s glory, but I am a realist also when I admit that my earliest memory of rap music (Rapper’s Delight) was a purposely commercial record crafted from a stolen rhymebook (Grandmaster Caz).

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    “you cannot handle someone challenging you”

    TPAR, you bring nada to the table. Nothing! Peep the comments by C.Rob on this very same thread. He also disagrees with my drop but he does it in a manner that contributes to the discussion at hand. AND he does so using an economy of words. You would be wise to study this in order to become a relevant commenter on this site and not just someone with a slightly provacative user I.D.

  • crown_holder23

    HEY BILLY dont sleep on them pork rinds son
    the salt N vineger ones is tha truth lol nah but um if they lay u off theres always word up magazine lol j/k good post though

  • youngz

    TPAR-here u go again–u aint black, u aint a lawyer…u a fellafel seller that is mad as hell that another A-Rab is selling these magz for 3§…
    whats your problem anyways, can´t take a joke? I guess growing up in pakistan made u so focused on religion and pride stuff that u have to jump at everything that may be a threat to your religion..
    Do u think that your sister and mother are happy in their burkas?
    u da fascist, why don´t u let ya sister shave her moustasche?
    stop being such a pussy, u r just so pathetic, get a job, shave your beard, and relax…

  • josh

    TPARs sister is the cirkus freak with the bearded face!

  • crown_holder23

    hey these post r racist man you need to go to bill o’riley or msnbc with that monlogue
    it will be better served to the masses not the thousand that frequent this site and obviously he dont care what u saying cause yall argue on every blog he post how bout”WRITE THE PRESISENT AND CONGRERSSMAN ABOUT THE NEEDS IN THE HOOD AND THE VOILENECE TO STOP AND FUCK WORRYING BOUT AN ARAB WHO GETTING RICH OFF BLACK PEOPLE ANYWAY”

  • CHICAGO PAPII

    Small Question: Speaking of niggas payin You Bills, the World knows Curtis “Interscope” Jackson runs XXL Magazine and him and all his Products get Top Billing and shit, so why must yall put his Deformed Face on every Cover? When will yall EVER PUT KANYE WEST ON A FUCKING COVER??? He is a much better MC and Hip-Hop Artist than % 75 of thr niggas yall put on these Covers, but,yall keep puttin Wayne,TI, 50,Em, on Covers and no Kanye!!!!!!!! Is 50 Cent Scared of Kanye West or yall got some Beef with him that he can’t at least get 1 Damn Cover? Are yall that Threatened by his Music?(GOOD MUSIC) that yall gon let the Game’s Top MC and Artist not get 1 Fucking Cover???? Billy Sunday? Bol? YN? Somebody give Us a Answer?

  • Latino Thug

    same ol’, same ol’, Billy insulting people who don’t think as he thinks.

    Un burro le dice a otro burro.

    Peace.

  • dolo

    billy .. u can have it delivered to the crib for 1 buck a month .. i aint reup tho .. XXL paper publication is meh .. thank god for the website tho ..

  • Purple Hulk

    this bitch hasnt even responded
    he knows he spends all day listening to the radio and watching mtv with all his cracka friends.
    he doesnt know about real southern hip hop besides outkast

  • these posts are racist

    My race and religion is inconsequntial to any of this. The reason I make a big deal when BOL and Billy insult Muslims and Arabs is because it is cheap and easy to do so.

    One of my heroes, a man named E. Frederic Morrow, a lawyer, was the first black man to serve as a presidential aid. Up until then, the only blacks in the white house were serving food and cleaning.

    Even though he was an important person in the white house, “white secretaries refused to work with him and he was prohibited from being alone in the same room with any female employee, lest he sexually molest them.” (New York Times)

    So today, it is easy to say that one stands against slavery or such discrimination against blacks because it is socially accpetable, but in this current climate, it is OK to say horrible racist things about Arabs and Muslims…thus, the real cowards are those who ride on the current band wagon of anti-Islam/Arab phobias and forget about the E. Frederic Morrow’s of the world who suffered from the same/similar racism that is being dished out indiscriminatley to Muslims and Arabs in the U.S.

    Mr. Morrow passed away in 1994.

  • Purple Hulk

    Yeah, theyve been advertising the shit out of that ti vs tip bullshit
    I didnt see them even mention Desire, are they gonna do this when “Eardrum” comes out?
    or do they just hate real hip hop?

  • Purple Hulk

    Billy X. Sunday Says:

    July 7th, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    “you cannot handle someone challenging you”

    TPAR, you bring nada to the table. Nothing! Peep the comments by C.Rob

    LOOKS LIKE BILLY HAS A BOYFRIEND

  • Purple Hulk

    and to hijoka,
    Bol is much more of an expert on hip hop then this guy will ever be

  • these posts are racist

    So you see, while it is crazy and abhorent to think that all black men will molest all white women as was taken as truth back in Mr. Morrow’s day, it is crazy and abhorent to think that all arab/muslim men are terrorist who want to kill you.

    Do you see the pattern of discrimination and why it is important that we combat it?

  • Youngz

    TPAR- I gotta give it to you, u certainly raise the bar on this site…íntellectual library nerds freak me out, i´m not beefing with ya, just look how urkel killed his competition, do your thing NERD n´ take care of your blow up doll!

  • a white pimp

    “He is sort of the TI of the North”

    Correction: TI is the 50 Cent of the South. Just so the rest of yall aint get it twisted.

  • CHICAGO PAPII

    More Fucked Up 50 Covers? What Thee Fuck!!!! Fuck This shit

  • http://pitlanta.blogspot.com Maurice Garland

    damn shame. everybody seems to forget that International Players Anthem is UGK’s, not Outkast’s, song. damn. smells like Dirty Money all over again.

  • Purple Hulk

    a white pimp Says:

    July 7th, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    “He is sort of the TI of the North

    ITS THE SAME SHIT, DUMBASS

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

    billy- havent checked for the print version in quite some time — mostly because it is a re-hash of the same content over and over again (peep cover for example). also, and i’ve said it before, xxlmag VERY rarely ever shows love to more obscure acts that are out there which limits it’s exposure tremendously; the same may be said for xxlmag.com not showing love to more obscure acts. EW has done major things for hip-hop including ego trip and xxl, so i wonder why he doesn’t want to venture into the indie/backpacker arena? kweli is the closest we ever get and frankly it’s tiring. i commend noz for trying to shed light on some of the obscure stuff, but in all honesty a lot of it is just crap, and his shteez reeks of hipster throwback irony (although i think he does generally love that stuff). the point is this — why doesn’t EW hire a writer that is mostly interested in, but not limited to, the indie stuff? seriously, weiss is an excellent writer and his top 25 looks a lot like mine. why not have him write if he wants to? sorry this is so long, but i think we also need to have a female writing on here again; i have said it before and i will say it again — all of you are on here because you bring something different to the table. the bloggers at xxlmag.com should be a microcosm of hip-hop heads, all of which have different preferences and in my opinion should be equally represented.

    no? yes?

  • Dr Flav

    Damn I missed this party, lol. They still make Frankenberry? I thought ya’ll got the mag for free as part of you guy’s benefit package, smh @ YN jew ass, braggin about roof views, but got employees buying the product, even Burger King give they drones half off meals. Cool read, but again you have mentioned some things that can be expounded on but you go on to the next point leavin the previous point hanging. Bout to go smoke, later.

  • Purple Hulk

    I agree with thoreauly77

  • crown_holder23

    hey TPAR i like how u bring up african american sterotypes like its all cool but any muslim/anti arab sentiment send you thru the roof…i hate how other races/cultures use black struggles and past to open the door for their prblems like how mexicans are ridin of the back of blacks in this country but do not get along with blacks in south central or any la hood for that matter like chinese/korean cater to the black for there dollar but wont support anything black outside there establishments stop using BLACK PEOPLE FOR EVERYTHING cause the world knows THE BLACK RACE IS THE REAL SUPREME RACE

  • Looms

    Hip hop is the new hair metal & 50 Cent is Bon Jovi. Hopefully the rap equivalent of Nirvana will come along and put an end to every single one of these douchebags out there. I can’t wait.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Thoreauly77,
    You make a valid point and that comes back to asking you how you support those indie artists as a consumer. Can E Dubbz and the folks at Harris Publ. afford to invest resources in artists whose fan base expects to receive their product for free? Hell to the nahh.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=11412 Jaymc1988

    althoughtTPAR makes some points on some blogs.. im tired of comin onto this site n seein TPAR hatin on Bol and billy.. yah someshit they say might be disagreed but i have yet 2 see a post where TPAR comes in and says somethin positive.. u stay hatin on ppl and stay hatin on everythin ppl say.. and ontop of that u always gotta say it in a way that makes u look smart.. if u gotta say negative shit that means u disagree with everythin they all gotta say.. why even come 2 the site?

  • CHICAGO PAPII

    Billy X. Sunday can u answer my question? When we seeing Kanye on the Cover?

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

    >One of my heroes, a man named E. Frederic Morrow, a lawyer, was the first black man to serve as a presidential aid. Up until then, the only blacks in the white house were serving food and cleaning.>

    i don’t see the difference.

  • smog

    ipa is that shit, i think songs that are dynamic like that, that switch up the beat a little are the future

  • Dr Flav

    TPAR, you my guy and all that, but you got to see where Jaymc 1988 is coming from, You put it down most times but you are watering down your effect due to your predictable consistency, man turn the deliberation down you this aint the courthouse bruh.

  • Purple Hulk

    Billy X. Sunday can u answer my question? When we seeing Kanye on the Cover?

    FUCK THAT, HES HAD COVERS ON OTHER MAGS, WHEN WE SEEING KWELI ON THE COVER
    WE DEMAND IT

  • Dr Flav

    Meka Soul, I think he was making a comparison and contrast between Murrow, a black man, being stereotyped by others, as a threat to white womens virtue or well being, to the struggles of Muslims facing bigotry due to being viewed by other groups, read religious, political, news and entertainent media, as terrorists. ***crown holder 23, you have to realize that those things have happened, but there is a group of that gains benefit by keeping the unity of black and brown people indigenous or imported to North America South America or the whole world, but racist opportunistic and hateful individuals exist and we should rebel with mental awareness, lest our past repeat itself.

  • Hannah Smith

    “I just picked up my copy of the latest XXL mag with Fisty on the cover. I kind of forgot about all the production that is entailed in delivering a monthly publication that is worth buying”

    But it’s not. The 2007 version of XXL is worse than the Source, and represents everything that they claimed to rally against in the Source.

    And no offence candybody, but you’re not a journalist – you’re barely even a blogger.

  • Dr Flav

    PURPLE HULK make a good point, where the hell is the Louis Vuitton Don’s, XXL cover, the mag could do a huge feature, the guy is rapidly becoming legendary, the new Premier sentiments should be acknowledged, but they are two different guys creatively using the formula to create those feel good hip hop, head knock bangers, shout to stuntin ass Timothy Mosley you cant quit, as long as you got a dope rhymer to put slaps under you will be here, its all good. Alright Im kinda lifted trickin off with ya’ll, Im out.

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

    i have purchased el-p, black milk, several count bass d, serengeti, marco polo, de la mixtape, camp lo mixtape, polyrhythm addicts, and more. as far as a lot of underground cats, the people that check for them are typically the ones who cop the real thing (or download it from rhapsody, or itunes etc, from which the artist gets their percentage). at least that is the case with me and most of my friends. generally you aren’t going to cop a bootleg of subtle, so in that sense i would venture the guess that it is actually the people that the magazine is catering to that are doing the downloading/bootlegging. could it simply be that i refuse to download illegally? or could it be that EW really is missing out on a corner of the market that is hungry to see a more rounded version of a publication? questions…

  • Dr Flav

    “candybody” ***flatlined*** Sunday those are DARTS SON!! YOU CATCHIN IT FROM ALL OVER B!

  • Dr Flav

    Tell Mr Wilson I can conjur up some excellent questions for that Kanye feature, but I need twenty five dollars, a publishing credit and a free six month subscription, Ya Dig? Im out for real now, 48 hours joint is on.

  • Purple Hulk

    WE DEMAND KWELI GETS THE COVER HE SO RIGHTFULLY DESERVES.

  • CHICAGO PAPII

    Talib Kweli deserves the Cover, yeah of “OUT” Magazine!! Ha ha ha! Nah Kanye deserves one more so Purple Hulkster u need to admit it, Kanye is Runnin This Rap Shit!!!!

  • Go Home

    Sunday’s the only real blogger/writer on this site. No other blogger actually comments back against the “fans”. Bol does his thing from time to time but bitchmade Sickamore doesn’t do anything; just throws up music that real hip hop fans have already heard (minus the Esso track, cause it sucks regardless) and sits there crying while fellow readers constantly shit on his poor music choice (let alone his uncanny ability to still have an a&r job that NOBODY seems to know how he obtained). I’d like to see more of Tara Henley and YN. Maybe Tara’s having a hard time at the toll booth getting back into the US.

  • Purple Hulk

    KANYE ISNT RUNNING SHIT

  • these posts are racist

    Dr Flav-

    I see you…advice recieved. Good looking.

  • crown_holder23

    kanye is a fucking HOMO talking bout hip hop is dead when he was running down south for a hit just like errbody else was doing now he claiming the same people he did records with is the killer of hip hop no mag cover for that UNDER COVA BROTHA with his gucci loafers and shirts showing his chest hair hahahah extra fruity still playing with teddy bears

  • Photo H.

    Kanye isnt on the cover of xxl, probably because his publicist is a white elitist who would rather have his client on the cover of vanity fair and time. Really, ask yourself, when was the last time you saw kanye on an urban mag’s cover?

  • http://www.tonyskansascity.com Tony

    Nothing wrong with Utz. A wise man once said that if you aren’t eating Utz, you’re eating butts!!!

  • juz

    Kanye is the worlds biggest uncle Tom, is he muslim???

  • che

    Fuck billy, TPAR needs to be given this column. I’ve been against bol and billy’s ignorance from day one (check the archives bitches).

    http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=473

    Unfortunately i’ve been unable to address this ignorance to the same extent recently given that i’m studying for a degree at the moment and holding down a job.

  • che

    and while we’re at it, fire bol, bring back tara and pay her double with bol’s wage.

  • LOL

    yeah fuck billy and bol, i’m wit ya che. TPAR killed you billy, and che damn near ended bol’s career before it began.

    Che/TPAR vs. Bol/Billy

    Viva la Revolucion!

  • around and around

    TPAR Says:
    So today, it is easy to say that one stands against slavery or such discrimination against blacks because it is socially accpetable, but in this current climate, it is OK to say horrible racist things about Arabs and Muslims…thus, the real cowards are those who ride on the current band wagon of anti-Islam/Arab phobias and forget about the E. Frederic Morrow’s of the world who suffered from the same/similar racism that is being dished out indiscriminatley to Muslims and Arabs in the U.S.

    Mr. Morrow passed away in 1994.
    ———————–

    Ohhhhhhh he kilt it on that shitz….

    Cosign like a mutha fucka

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    TPAR, et al,

    It’s convenient for dudes like you who have little comprehension of the magnitude of the African in the Americas to say that Arabs or gheys receive the same/similar treatment now that Blacks used to get. THAT IS A FUCKIN’ LIE!

    Familiarize yourself with The Black Code. That was legislation passed by this government that determined who could be legally married, own property and businesses. This country has never instituted an ‘Arab Code’ or a ‘Ghey Code’ no matter how bad you want to try to equate their discrimination to that of the Africans in the Americas.

    Even though this thread is dead now and I am talking about other shit I need the folks that come back here to the comments thread to understand that there has NEVER been any social system put into to practice that equals the inhumanity of the African chattel system. No matter what TPAR and his community college doctorate tells you.

  • http://www.exposeyaass.com GUESS WHO?!?!!

    Billy X. Sunday Says:

    July 7th, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    “you cannot handle someone challenging you”

    TPAR, you bring nada to the table. Nothing! Peep the comments by C.Rob on this very same thread. He also disagrees with my drop but he does it in a manner that contributes to the discussion at hand. AND he does so using an economy of words. You would be wise to study this in order to become a relevant commenter on this site and not just someone with a slightly provacative user I.D.
    ^^
    You say this shit all the time and then you let people comment all the time that arent sayin shit. Same tactic you used to erase all my posts and censor me when I repeatedly owned you, Ya Lardass. Fix Ya Grill.

    I get money is a sick track. Thats the problem with rappers,they dont give the people what they want. They give the people what they THINK the people want. 50 came with “Hold On” & “Funeral Music” and just killed it. Then everyone was like, damn maybe to old 50 is back, thats what I wanna hear, ect. Then this dude drops those TRASH singles. Str8 to the bank is aight, and the hook on AP is coo but AP overall was just garbage and business as usual to me.
    ^^
    There Im bringin somethin to the table, so whats up, bruh?!?!

  • around and around

    I don’t think TPAR is trying to equate the two, to me he’s challanging the current climate of Arab/Muslim bigotry.
    No one can deny that the African American in America has gotten the worst of all historical treatment. What TPAR is saying is that there were few people that had the courage to stand up to that treatment-of African/Americans- when it was happening, ie when it was the dominate notion of the American Culture. It was very unpopular to challenge the status quo when the majority of Americans distained African Americans.

    The parallel is that it is easy to ride the anti-Arab/Muslim mentality that grips this nation, because it is the status quo, regardless if it is right or wrong. It takes a strong minded insightful individual to cut through the bullshit they feed you and see that the majority of them are people trying to get that skrilla like us.

    -Around and Around Straight out the Khartoum

  • around and around

    juz Says:

    July 8th, 2007 at 5:40 am
    Kanye is the worlds biggest uncle Tom, is he muslim???
    —————

    Who the fuck cares?

  • these posts are racist

    Che-

    good looking. i hope your studies are going well my brother.

  • Around and Around

    around and around Says:

    July 9th, 2007 at 9:42 am
    I don’t think TPAR is trying to equate the two, to me he’s challanging the current climate of Arab/Muslim bigotry.
    No one can deny that the African American in America has gotten the worst of all historical treatment. What TPAR is saying is that there were few people that had the courage to stand up to that treatment-of African/Americans- when it was happening, ie when it was the dominate notion of the American Culture. It was very unpopular to challenge the status quo when the majority of Americans distained African Americans.

    The parallel is that it is easy to ride the anti-Arab/Muslim mentality that grips this nation, because it is the status quo, regardless if it is right or wrong. It takes a strong minded insightful individual to cut through the bullshit they feed you and see that the majority of them are people trying to get that skrilla like us.

    -Around and Around Straight out the Khartoum
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    Classic Billy, make up his own issue and defend it, didn’t address nada of TPAR’s shit.

    Dear readers understand that…real talk