Chris Lighty Is The Vince McMahon Of This Rap Shit…

Okay, I’m not exactly saying the truth with this drop’s headline. Vince McMahon is a fucking genius. An evil genius, but still a fucking genius. Chris Lighty, not so much. Chris however was smart enough to capitalize on his equity from toting record crates for DJ Red Alert (read: weedcarrier) to owning a multi-million dollar artist management company. Violator Management has guided the careers of some of your favorite rappers from N.O.R.E. to Prodigy to Q-Tip and Missy Elliot. But the recent work that they put in with Busta Rhymes speaks volumes to the direction that they have for the artists under their influence.

Do you remember when Busta used to rhyme? Now Busta is more likely to be on XXL for busting a bottle over someone’s cranium than spitting verses that would make you head spin. The direction from Chris Lighty has been that rap music is now a contact sport and only those artists willing to get in the ring will be victorious. Busta seems to have taken this dictum literally by going into the weight room and drinking Barry Bonds’ smoothies. None of those things have aided Busta’s flow however because the dexterity and flexibility on the microphone that he once displayed is now replaced by a gruff growl better suited for DMX. What flavor Busta has lost on the mic he has gained in sponsorship for product placement of Courvosier and Mountain Dew. Just in case you were wondering, mixing the two isn’t bad either. Tastes just like Red Bull.

Chris Lighty’s own Hulk Hogan is Fisty Scent. That is the franchise player right there if ever there was one. Fisty has the most charisma and marketability of any rapper right now aside from maybe a Lil’ Wang (who is featured in the latest issue of Ghey men’s Quarterly). Fisty Scent represents the image of a Black male that the Tall Israelis want to broadcast not just across America, but across the globe. Instead of displaying a bare-chested savage with nosering and a spear in his hand we have a bare-chested savage with diamond earrings with a microphone in one hand and a gun in the other. The formula works for Vitamin Water and for Tinsletown. ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan meet Curtis ‘Fisty Scent’ Jackson.

Chris Lighty’s latest rap music clients are the New York City based rap triumvirate of Saigon, Papoose and Uncle Murda. Chris’ plan for these new artists out the box has been to put them into a cage match where Saigon gets snuffed by Uncle Murda, only to be blindsided with a chair from the audience by Papoose. Chris believes their squabbling will give their music some type of credibility. Keep in mind this is rap music now and Hip-Hop is dead as far as Chris is concerned. Instead of using these three artists to combine their movements and form a rap music Voltron we instead are reduced to viewing the lowest common denominator in people. The real problem is that rap music itself is as fake as the blood you see on wrestlers inside the ring, but occasionally a Chris Benoit takes that shit to the proverbial next, next level. Vince McMahon doesn’t have a qualms about putting that death and destruction into his product. I imagine that Chris Lighty doesn’t mind either as long as he is making money. Where will that leave Saigon, Papoose and Uncle Murda in the end? Where will that leave Hip-Hop?

Get rich or die trying is still in full effect. I need to get a late pass.

  • N.O. 4 life

    ….pointless…
    billy your about as consistent with this as rex grossman is with the pigskin

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^^ Rex could’a been a contender

  • Purple Hulk

    REX COULD NOT BE A CONTENDER, ATLEAST RIGHT NOW, AND I DOUBT HES EVER GONNA IMPROVE.
    HES JUST A CRAPPY QUARTERBACK, LIKE YOUR A CRAPPY WRITER

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

    wanna say alot, but i’ve been gettin my ear chirped in by a few birdies that i’ve been walking across a bridge that i threw gasoline over and dropped the match on many months ago.

    So i will offer this, a co-sign to the Mountain Dew/Cognac mixture tasting like a smoother Red Bull.

    other than that, lmaoooo i see what u sayin though man.

  • Purple Hulk

    AND DONT EVER COMPARE CHRIS LIGHTY TO VINCE MCMAHON.
    WWE > ANY BULLSHIT CHRIS LIGHTYS CLIENTS HAVE EVER PUT OUT

  • dolo

    With name’s like uncle murder rap is getting as interesting as wwe . With all this beef . .only difference is that cats in wwe actually battle it out in a ring, rap dudes will never battle head to head they just do the interview with mean gene okerliund talkin shyt

  • DANJA29

    Rap and wrestling are alike in more ways than anyone could ever imagine…

    The mainstream media is never gonna respect either one of them, no matter how many times they try to gain it. And whenever something happens to someone WITHIN those industries, the entire industry is always gonna be used as the scapegoat. I could go on and on with that shit, but yeah… wrestling = rap. And as long as people remember that and take neither too seriously, fun can be had by all.

    So it’s only right that we have a McMahon to guide us. As long as he doesn’t start taking up radio time and interjecting himself into these feuds.

  • http://highbridnation.highbrid.com Evorgleb

    Ok first off, the blood you see in a wrestling ring is not fake. I thought it was common knowledge that it is indeed real blood because the wrestlers cut their foreheads with small razors.

    Secondly, you give the impression that Vince is exploiting the Chris Benoit thing when its obvious that he is tryin to seperate himself from it

    The only thing i may agree with you on is Busta. His image ahs completely flipped recently. he used to be all wild and happy go lucky. now he’s like this super thug who may woop your ass.

  • J.A.M.E.S.

    Where will that leave Saigon, Papoose and Uncle Murda in the end?

    ^ you’re saying these guys aren’t also just about MURDA MURDA MURDA?

  • Hannah Smith

    “What’s Chris Lighty if he wasn’t such a baby?”

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^ J.A.M.E.S.,
    Actually no, they aren’t all about MURDA MURDA MURDA, but you have ben bamboozled into thinking that is all they represent.

  • slim

    why do you keep biting Bol’s style? you are Bol’s weed carrier Billy

  • Bobo D

    It’s funny me and my friend had a conversation about which rappers and wrestlers.This is what I remember…

    Stone Cold = Eminem. Arrive. Raise Hell. Leave.

    The Rock = 50 Cent. The both strayed from what they really do well and gone hollywood.

    Mr Kennedy = The Game. Just when they had championship status, they lost it.

    The Undertaker = Dr Dre. Legends, only become active during wrestlemania/after 7 years.

    MVP = Jim Jones. Ballin’

    Armando Estrada = Lil John. The greatest hype man ever

    Snitsky = Busta Rhymes. They both need anger mangement

    Rey Mysterio = Chamillionaire. Forever underdogs

    Shawn Michaels = Nas, Triple H = Jay-Z. Once rivals.

    Theodore Long = Clive Davis.

    Shane McMahon = Lil Wayne. Shane probably kisses he’s daddy too

  • J.A.M.E.S.

    i agree thats not what they’re all about, and i understand the prevailing view that rappers are all one-dimensional characters (although alot of themm are). but at least in the case of saigon – a rapper i like very much – he purports himself to be some sort of anti-gangsta to the media, when he’s just as gully (albeit with better songwriting) as everyone else.

    but on your main point.. yeah, this intra-label beef stuff is bullshit.

  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    billy, stay off the peyote nigga

  • Omar

    ….pointless…
    billy your about as consistent with this as rex grossman is with the pigskin

    Lol, Billy what that means is that you’re the one keeping your team from winning the Super Bowl right now, don’t worry about the future.

  • Cuban Link

    Ive thought that for awhile too, about how rap=wrestling.I mean both of them need beef to really make em exciting and get good ratings/sales.

    And, around the same time too, ironically, both of em kinda fell off.Neither one of them have anyone exciting.I mean I listen to hip hop still, but I aint never watch wrestling anymore, sometimes Ill occasionally watch it if Undertakers in it, or one of the other dudes that were around in the 90s when wrestling was hot.And nowadays in rap, I listen to cats from the 90s like Jay and NaS a lot more than the new cats who suck

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=11257 WritersBlock

    they say murda you a gangsta when you find time to rap, cuz that shit that you spittin is actual facts, and it aint like your just saying it, i can tell you lived it, i swear to god nobody spittin how you spit it, when you rap its like watching a movie, you dont talk about fancy cars or wherein jewelry, you rap about your life and how it is in the streets, i be ready to shoot a cop when you say shoot the police

    Uncle Murda bodys kiss and sev on that track

    back to the topic

  • http://DEBROK.BLOGSPOT.COM DEBROK

    Interesting. and it’s been true about Busta for years. Hip Hop is only dead to the older heads, because it’s not what it used to be

  • rap is for kids

    ironically, both of em kinda fell off.Neither one of them have anyone exciting.I mean I listen to hip hop still, but I aint never watch wrestling anymore

    ^hmm, could it be casue ur not eleven years old anymore?

  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    crazier than killin a baby in the microwave

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Is it just me or is Hip-Hop becoming more “Gay”? I don’t mean in the Jay-Z Trapped In R.Kelly’s Closet Gay, I mean like WWE or WWF whatever the fuck like Lame ass niggas who still stay at home with they momz Gay, who don’t get Pussy gay, that would much rather watch teh gey BET’s Rap City than go out in the Real World and get pussy and money like them White kids on the Real World. Nullus. Again I like the Vince McMahon allusion, metaphor, whatever, but, is it me or is shit like this like totally fucking pointless if niggas still gonna buy wack ass CD’s from wack ass Rappers? What the fuck is up with Busta becomin 50 Cent’s Clone? Is Spliff Star gonna grow sum testicles and become the poor man’s Tony Yayo? What the Fuck Tony Yayo is Fuckin Poor and a fucking Bum!!!!!! Long live Hip-Hop and Fuck Chris Lightly anal cavity gettin Violated ass!!!! Fuck this shit where the Dope MC’s with real Lyrics at? Somebody needs to Bitch Slap Tony Yayo. 4 Realz. Son.

  • Purple Hulk

    HIP HOP DOES NOT NEED BEEF TO BE INTERESTING, ONLY THAT POP BULLSHIT DOES

  • Purple Hulk

    HEY CHICAGO FAGGOT, WRESTLING IS A GOOD PROGRAM TO WATCH. IF YOU GOT IN A RING WITH THE UNDERTAKER YOU WOULD GET KILLED. ILL ADMIT ITS NOWHERE NEAR AS GOOD AS IT USED TO BE, BUT IT STILL SHITS ON MOST TELEVISION

  • Purple Hulk

    Armando Estrada = Lil John. The greatest hype man ever

    ARMONDO ESTRADA IS NOWHERE NEAR THE GREATEST HYPEMAN EVER, YOU SHOULD GET SHOT FOR EVEN HAVING THAT THOUGHT POP INTO YOUR HEAD

  • Purple Hulk

    ^ J.A.M.E.S.,
    Actually no, they aren’t all about MURDA MURDA MURDA, but you have ben bamboozled into thinking that is all they represent.

    NAME A UNCLE MURDA TRACK WHERE HE DIDNT MENTION MURDER

  • beeyo

    The fucking wrestling fans came out for this one. Its actually a good post tho. On point.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Purple Hue, Sit down and shut the fuck up.

  • 911

    Didn’t know lighty had them all under his umbrella ella ey…I can’t envision you being invited to a violator luncheon now though. Which is prolly best…seeing how I predict death at the next hip hop gathering.

  • John Brown

    Billy,

    If Chris Lighty is the Vince McMahon, does this mean that Irv Gotti is the Eric Bishoff or Paul Heyman of the rap game?

  • Incilin

    I agree with what your saying about the rap scene. But I’m not sure if it’s Chris Lighty’s fault. Are you saying he’s in the Violator offices yelling at Pap and Murder telling them to start beef with each other?? If so, how the hell do you know this? And from what I remember, I once saw a interview on MTV with 50′s “management” saying all they do is take 50s orders and do what he wants to get done.

  • smog

    good post
    go rex and bears!!

  • Purple Hulk

    Purple Hue, Sit down and shut the fuck up.

    CAN YOU READ?

  • Tyler

    Great Post dude. I have been sayin’ 4 years ‘dat Chris LightWeight is overrated, wack and is a scumbag 4 real. So finally someone pulled his card. How many times have there office been shot up over the years? Did his brotha’ catch some hot ones as well? Didn’t that kid get the shit slapped outta him in front of ‘dat office. And what has Chris eva’ done?
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  • Purple Hulk

    AND WHY IS YOUR IDOL SEAN P. DOING SONGS WITH NELLY?
    IS HE STILL HARDBODY?

  • Biz

    @ Purple hulk

    #
    Purple Hulk Says:

    July 2nd, 2007 at 10:45 am

    AND WHY IS YOUR IDOL SEAN P. DOING SONGS WITH NELLY?
    IS HE STILL HARDBODY?

    -That is sean paul from youngbloodz loser… can you read?

  • http://www.myspace.com/killuminatti1_23 KilluminattI7

    Purple Hulk Says:

    July 2nd, 2007 at 10:45 am
    AND WHY IS YOUR IDOL SEAN P. DOING SONGS WITH NELLY?
    IS HE STILL HARDBODY?

    >>>>>^^^^^^^^GTFOH…?!?

    ain’t heard that… but its still murderous verses from Sean-don

    but ayo, good Post BX.S

    I smell what u cookin’

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    So dude does what it takes to make the dough.

    You do the same thing.

    1 hunned.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^ you and the meatball that types in all caps both leave comments. so I guess that makes you both idiots too using your ill logic,

  • GT_Massive

    1st of all the comparing wrestling to rap is very old. I thought we stopped doin that when Jay dropped “Super Ugly”

    2nd of all, Violater manages these rappers career, not their lives. Do you really think 50 (stop calling him fisty, it’s immature and a real reach creatively) is gonna do something because Chris Lighty told him to? Do you think Chris told Papoose’s people to swing on Uncle Murda? What does Saigon have to do with Uncle Murda & Papoose? Are you saying that Chris Lighty told Busta to rough up his old driver or assault the dude who spit on his car? Do you really think that Chris is so gangsta that he just starts violent rap beefs for fun and record sales? If a rapper won’t listen to a federal judge, what makes you think he’s gonna listen to Chris Lighty?

    The fact is, hip hop is a violent mess because the people who create it are basically violently messed up metally. And these people are violently messed up cause their neighborhoods and childhoods are violently messed up. If you are mad because Chris doesn’t have a mentoring program for his rappers than you might have a point, but other than that you are blowing smoke.

    Billy, I want you to be better than Bol. Don’t follow in his footseps, go out and blaze your own trail. You can write intelligent well thought out pieces if you wanted to, don’t just throw unresearched, unfounded opinion out there. Give the people a true alternative to that fool who just arm chair quarterbacks the hip hop game, give the people real informed analysis.

    BTW. They don’t use fake blood in wrestling. If you raise your eyebrows and you take a razorblade to one of the folds in your forehead you will bleed a pint of blood but it will be a purely superficial wound, that’s why wrestlers always bleed from the head.

    I’m not a wrestling fan, I just know more than you. Don’t ban GT_Massive cause of his beautiful mind.

    Your Welcome.

  • GT_Massive

    WOW, you banned GT_Massive.

    Like Frank White asked dude that set him up:
    “Just tell me why, don’t lie to me, just tell me why!”

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    GT Massive,
    Thanks for taking the time to leave that comment, but you are from the school of apologists that says that rappers aren’t savvy enough to separate themselves from the streets where they have grown up.

    The fact is that Chris Lighty DID make the statement that Hip-Hop is a contact sport. Go to his blog and read his entries. You will learn a lot about that man and how he views rap music as a commodity, not part of a culture.

    The fact is that Lighty also manages the three artists that I mentioned. Do you think that Lighty doesn’t coach these men on how to generate streams of revenue?

    You’d like to think that Lighty is a benign force in the background of these rappers careers but with rappers making zero money from CD sales and at least a few dollars from ‘/hood DVD’s describing their “beefs” I already know what instructions he has given these rappers.

    Don’t be a massive tool GT, and admit that it’s pretty retarded to cut yourself above your eyelids as opposing to using fake blood from a controlled container. You effin’ WWE asshat.

  • GT_Massive

    I don’t get it:

    Someone takes time out of their day to give you thoughtful insight and constructive criticism and you don’t post their comment. Some dude calls you an idiot in all caps and he gets posted everyday.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^^ refresh the cache in your computer Einstein.

  • Ryan

    Uncle Murder is fucking boring.

  • VLsteve

    basically it literally means hip hop is fake over all, and fools the masses by getting them to buy in to it at the peoples expense

  • rap is for kids

    If you raise your eyebrows and you take a razorblade to one of the folds in your forehead you will bleed a pint of blood but it will be a purely superficial wound, that’s why wrestlers always bleed from the head.

    ^ first of all, wtf? secondly, whatever chris lighty is today, he’s been down with the Native Tongues and the Zulu Nation since the eighties.

    and how can you expect rappers to be “savvy enough to separate themselves from the streets where they have grown up” when they’re surrounded at all times by a half-dozen hardcore pipe-hittin niggas? in the case of papoose n uncle murda, it was probably pap’s friend’s idea to run him out the club.

    P.S. okay, brooklyn on the strength finger and all that, but what the fuck is a papoose?? a rapper with poes in his name, not a good look.

  • J.A.M.E.S.

    J.A.M.E.S. = rap for kids

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    @Sunday.

    Come on bro. Dont go lowest common demoniator with me. We all do shit in life thats not really in us to get that dough. Sometimes I wanna reach across the desk and strangle my fuckin boss or paste his ass one for talkin shit, but I dont. I talk to borrowers in a manner in which I dont usually speak, ect. I fake it to make it in my life too, so whatever Crhis Lighty does I don’t care. Rap is fake and so am I.

    1 hunned.

  • Conscious

    RIP in Peace Chris Lighty