No more free Big Macs for Twista

Reading yesterday’s news item re: Twista being dropped from this McDonald’s Live Tour I couldn’t help but wonder which was worse: the fact that Twista was out on a tour of McDonald’s restaurants in the first place, or the fact that it’s getting to the point where no rapper will be able to go out on one of these corporate-sponsored tours without getting Bill O’Reilly-ed.

I mean, obviously these rappers are going to have to find a way to get paid one way or the other short of, you know, learning a useful skill, since hardly anyone is buying records these days, let alone hip-hop records. The thing is, Twista wasn’t even getting paid to go on this tour. According to the news item, the only compensation he received was the free promotion from the media coverage of these shows.

Wow, I hope they at least gave him a free Big & Tasty on each tour date. Not that the shit cost that much money (in St. Louis it’s only $1), but still. Obviously if he’s that hard up for money, he could probably use a few free hamburgers. Also, I’m not sure if everyone is clear on this, but this wasn’t an actual tour of clubs or theaters or anything, but rather a tour of McDonald’s restaurants, where he’d stand around in the dining room and rap while people at their double cheeseburgers.

How sad.

I’d suggest that he go out on a tour where he actually charged people money to watch him, but I’m sure that already occurred to him a long time. As my colleague Jay Smooth is wont to point out, these rappers are far savvier business-wise than the media (i.e. myself?) would have you believe. The thing is, going out on a real, paying tour is just not a realistic option for many rappers these days, especially shitty rappers like Twista.

For example, I read in an interview the other day that Black Thought never got a royalty check a day in his life for the seven or eight Roots albums he’s recorded (I realize this is hard to believe…), but he stayed paid anyway, because the Roots stay out on tour. The difference, of course, is that the Roots play to a predominately white audience, which has both the taste and the means to keep some of our more… shall we say, artistically valid groups afloat even in such a harsh commercial climate.

Twista, meanwhile? Probably not so much. Personally, I’m obviously not very much into the guy’s music, and I’m sure many of you will hold that up as an example of my having cracka-ass crackas tendencies, but whatever. It’s not people like me Twista is counting on to buy tickets to his shows, it’s people like you. And the truth of the matter is that it’s just not in a black man’s nature to spend too much money (often well in advance of the actual tour date) to watch somebody rap.

Going out on these corporate-sponsored promotional tours like the one Akon was on or even this one Twista was on would seem like a viable option for the likes of… you know, Akon and Twista, except for the ridonkulous moral panic surrounding hip-hop as of late. Even if a company wanted to attach its brand image to some foul-mouthed rapper (like, say, a cell phone company that hawks foul-mouthed ringtones to the kind of people who are really into Akon) it’s just way too easy for the Al Sharptons and the Bill O’Reillys of the world (there’s a difference?) to throw a bitch fit and fuck everything up.

Ironically, this could be a situation that works out well for those of us close-minded, racist assholes who only dig on so-called real hip-hop anyway. To be sure, this weekend’s Rock the Bells festival had its share of corporate sponsors, but it also had its share of cracka-ass crackas who paid top dollar for tickets and spent way more money than they should have on beer and energy drinks and what have you. My guess is that the current crisis facing hip-hop won’t come down nearly as hard on groups that are genuinely worth a shit like the Roots, the Wu-Tang Clan and Rage Against the Machine, and it’s hard not to view that as a victory of sorts.

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  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    Wow, I hope they at least gave him a free Big & Tasty on each tour date.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    LOL!

  • lol

    YOU AND BILLY X SUNDAY ARE LIKE 2 CRACKA HAPPY NIGGAS FROM THE SAME MAMMI

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    For example, I read in an interview the other day that Black Thought never got a royalty check a day in his life for the seven or eight Roots albums he’s recorded (I realize this is hard to believe…), but he stayed paid anyway, because the Roots stay out on tour. The difference, of course, is that the Roots play to a predominately white audience, which has both the taste and the means to keep some of our more… shall we say, artistically valid groups afloat even in such a harsh commercial climate.
    ^^^^^
    * getting over the shock that you even know who Black Thought is.*
    extremely valid point.

  • ThingAlec

    I was flicking around tv stations lasy night and saw part of the O’Reilly Factor. Bill is talking to some priest who looks so rich and white and he’s calling Twista a lyer for saying that life in South Chicago is hard. You could just see the shit coming out of his moth when he said is home is in SOuth Chicago. Why would some rich white priest live there? And i gotta tell you if Mickey D’s hired and then fired some goth Satan metal band, i’m sure O’Reilly and the world for that matter wouldnt give a shit. It’s when there’s a black man.

  • Incilin

    Sounds like to me Twista just got dropped because he sucks and no one cares enough to want to hear his music. I never really thought that Twista was nice and his gimmick of fast rapping can only last so long.

  • brebre

    BURGER KING IS BETTER THESE DAYS.

  • DollarWells

    Twista’s new single: I will gladly pay you tomorrow (for a hamburger today), feat. Wimpy.

  • DollarWells

    Scratch that – feat. Lil’ Wimpy.

  • HNIC

    Capitalism is all about marketability. If Twista was the second coming of Hammer, in his hey day, then we wouldn’t be having this discussion right now. He’d still have this gig. In my opinion, Twista is better than “working for Big Mac’s” anyway.

  • P-Matik

    What’s funny is that Rock The Bells could be so successful as you say it is but these majors still throw their wallets at these one-hit-no-talent cats.

  • rastro

    quit complaining and get your own shit!

  • KRITIQ

    and this is coming from a guy who wants to be white gtfoh.

  • derfla the hus’la

    thats jus like big co-oprates jump ship when shit hit the fan on hiphop.

  • meenstreek

    I’m going to Rock the Bells in Chi-town Aug. 26!!!

  • KING BLAIR

    i’m calling shenanigans 2 days straight you an sunday both write the same dang post bullshit

  • Tyler

    BoL, don’t U have a deal with Mickey D’s or something? I thought XXL paid U in Big Macs or Happy Meals?
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  • thetruth

    Bol-

    Another uninformed, poorly researched, post. I actually work on the PR team planning the McDonald’s Live tour; the tour doesn’t consist of performances in restaurants, rather, it was (and still is) planned to take place in large, public vanues. The launch event with Ne-Yo, lip gloss and all, was an example.

    As a somewhat frequent reader, I used to find your writing amusing and somewhat insightful. Now, it seems like you’ve joined the Bill O’ Reily’s and FOX News Channels of the world in simply skewering african american artists everyday with very little effort or journalistic merit. And the worst part—your ramblings are HARDLY EVER FUNNY ANYMORE!!!!! Isn’t that what you’re here for?

    Either say something that has entertainment value, or something that can have value or spark legitimate, worthy discussion amongst the core audience of this website. There’s already plenty of self-hating brothers and sisters flooding the airwaves of FNC everyday…do I have to hear the same shit on a website proclaiming itself as “hip-hop on a higher level”???

  • yamothersbackshooter

    KRITIQ
    whats wrong with being white?

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    BOL -

    you have got to witness this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTZ2xpQwpA

    peace

  • http://www.xxlmag.com King Ben

    Twista rapping for french friess!Laugh out loud!!! HA!HA! PAUSE….HA!HA!HA!HA!

  • Kin Corn Karn

    “where he’d stand around in the dining room and rap while people ate their double cheeseburgers.”

    Hahahahaha! Where’s the Youtube video????

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    The free big & tasty funny as hell

  • HNIC

    (singing in Donnell Rawlings voice)
    “The leanest burger in the world/ can be the meanest burger in the world/ if you cook it that way.”

    “I need to stop smoking this shit, right here.”

  • KRITIQ

    thetruth Says:

    July 31st, 2007 at 4:14 pm
    Bol-

    Another uninformed, poorly researched, post. I actually work on the PR team planning the McDonald’s Live tour; the tour doesn’t consist of performances in restaurants, rather, it was (and still is) planned to take place in large, public vanues. The launch event with Ne-Yo, lip gloss and all, was an example.

    As a somewhat frequent reader, I used to find your writing amusing and somewhat insightful. Now, it seems like you’ve joined the Bill O’ Reily’s and FOX News Channels of the world in simply skewering african american artists everyday with very little effort or journalistic merit.
    ^^^^^^^^^

    thank you at last a real intellect who sees these morons for what they really are now can you blame me for calling Bol and Billy house niggas when all they are doing is contributing to fucking up hiphop and tyring to win the hearts of wiggers.

  • KRITIQ

    yamothersbackshooter Says:

    July 31st, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    KRITIQ
    whats wrong with being white?
    ^^^^
    ask bol.

  • FADE

    who the fuck would go to that shit anyway?

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

    i can’t believe twista was trying to appropriate white culture i.e. mcdonalds. tsk tsk, yet somehow no insightful cultural commentary from the three amigos.

  • Chuck Norris

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  • T.R.E.Y.

    i don’t really care about Twista either, but Bolliam what rap artists do you like that aren’t dudes no one gives a shit about? to put it in your terms, this nonstop “everything suuucks” attitude’s getting ridonkulous.

  • chi-town

    I hate this dude. who the hell hired him!!!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    faggots like bol n billy fagday dont even respect thier own ppl thier own culture dey jus contribute to fuckin it up more jus like kritiq said.contribuatin to wiggers,chiggers,spiggers n all dat other bullshit just keep let’n the other races come in n rape our black culltre n heratage im tired of it.

  • MacTwat

    Whoever it was who worked on the Macdonalds tour and was hating, fuck you, Macdonalds employees have no right to express opinion. Whiny corporate bitch.

  • LOL

    EXACTLY DARK.

    ITS LIKE , IF THERE WAS A NEW BRUCE LEE FILM WITH CHRIS ROCK AND CHIRS TUCKER OUT AND THEY ONLY PLAYED IT IN GHETTO THEATRES, THERE WOULD B A BUNCH A NIGGAS GOIN TO SEE IT AND NO AZN PPL.

    BUT DOES THAT MEAN KARATE OR KUNG FU OR WATEVER IS SUDDENLY PART OF BLACK CULTURE?

    OFCOURSE NOT.

    ITS SPECIFICALLY PART OF AZN AND JAPANESE CULTURE.

    SO SOME OLD SKOOL RAPPERS AND GRANOLA RAP ACTS DID A BIG SHOW WITH SOME INDIE ROCK BAND HEADLINING AND SOME NERD RAP THAT ONLY GETS PLAYED ON INDIE ROCK STATIONS CHARGIN AN ARM AND A LEG, IN SUBURBAN ERAS ,AND NO NIGGAS SHOW UP AND THESE CRACKER HAPPY NEGROS ARE HELLA IMPRESSED THAT WHITE PEOPLE DID. SMH

    THESE CRACKER HAPPY NIGGERS DONT UNDERSTAND THE CORROLATION BETWEEN CULTURE AND THE MUSIC THAT COMES FROM CULTURES.

    AND THEYRE SUPPOSED TO BE EXPERTS

    THEYRE BRAINWASHED AFRICAN AMERICANS.

    THEYVE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY THE SYSTEM

    THIS IS WHY BILLY X CANT RESPOND TO ME AND DELETE MY POSTS.

    DUDE IS A SERIAL DELETER.

    THEY HAVE NO BRAIN.

  • Ryan

    EXACTLY DARK.

    ITS LIKE , IF THERE WAS A NEW GAY PORN FILM WITH CHRIS ROCK AND CHIRS TUCKER OUT AND THEY ONLY PLAYED IT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD IN PROVINCETOWN, THERE WOULD B A BUNCH A US FUDGEPACKERS GOIN TO SEE IT AND NO STRAIGHT PEOPLE.

    Nipple tats. Nipple tat. Nipple tats. Nipple tats.

    I don’t even respond seriously to your posts cause it’s racist garbage that makes no sense.

  • LOL

    RYAN WHY ARE U OBSESSED WITH WAYNES NIPPLES. I NEVER EVEN LISTEN TO WAYNE.

    YOU’RE WILD HOMO DUDE. TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER MANS NIPPLES WITH EVERY POST.

    IF U DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT IM SAYIN THEN YOU ARE TRUELY AN IDIOT.

    DO YOU LACK A SIMPLE UNDERSTANDING OUT CULTURES AND TRADITIONS AND TRAITS?

    DO U NOT UNDERSTAND THAT CULTURES CREATE MUSIC NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND?

    DO U NOT UNDERSTAND THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT RACES AND CREEDS PRACTICE KARATE ALL OVER THE WORLD?

    IS IT STILL UNIQUELY JAPANESE?

    IS KARATE STILL THE FIGHTING ARTFROM FROM JAPANESE CULTURE?

    YES.

    IF A MILLION WHITE KIDS TURN OUT TO GO SEE A KARATE FIGHT DOES IT MAKE IT NO LONGER JAPANESE?

    CAN U NOT SEE THE COMPARISONS WITH HIPHOP? ARE U THAT DUMB?

  • http://www.rich-arte.blogspot.com Rich Arte

    click the name, go read.

  • http://www.rich-arte.blogspot.com Rich Arte

    Bol, youtube Black Ice and write a post about his message. Or Tommy Bottoms def poet. this shit is the truth and needs some real live exposure if any movement is gonna be made. Even tho you’re whiter than pure snow on the side, your skin tone reflects the same as mine does in this society. tell your boss about this, maybe XXL can do a feature on these def poets; maybe influence the hip hop culture with some positivity. it might work.

  • http://www.rich-arte.blogspot.com Rich Arte

    ^^^^^co-sign The Truth and KRITIQ…

    youtube Tommy Bottoms or Black Ice

  • yamothersbackshooter

    KRITIQ Says:

    July 31st, 2007 at 7:35 pm
    yamothersbackshooter Says:

    July 31st, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    KRITIQ
    whats wrong with being white?
    ^^^^
    ask bol.
    NO I am asking you…..so stop standing around on your knuckles and tell me…unless you are too busy robbing a liquor store today….asshole

  • KRITIQ

    yamothersbackshooter Says:

    August 1st, 2007 at 12:07 pm
    KRITIQ Says:

    July 31st, 2007 at 7:35 pm
    yamothersbackshooter Says:

    July 31st, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    KRITIQ
    whats wrong with being white?
    ^^^^
    ask bol.
    NO I am asking you…..so stop standing around on your knuckles and tell me…unless you are too busy robbing a liquor store today….asshole
    ^^^^^^
    I don’t answer to someone who comes in here using multiple names I’ll be lamer than he is. and whats up with the name calling why am I an asshole all of a sudden? did I say something wrong? lol

    like I said before go ask bol or are you scared of the big guy?

  • Ryan

    lol Says:

    July 31st, 2007 at 12:16 pm
    I BELIEVE IT WA THE HOTTEST IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW.

    AND BASED ON BUZZ AND APPEARANCES ALONE.. LIL WAYNE IS.

    ALL U HIPHOP RELIGIOUS FAGS NEED TO STOP GETTIN UR PANTIES IN A BUNCH

    Looks like the caps lock font of a Wayne jocker to me. Make sure you throw some A & D ointment on your brand new nipple tats that you got in honor of your favorite “hot boy”.

    Hip hop got it’s start in America, by people (no matter what heritage they were) that resided in America. America is a melting pot of cultures, races, creeds, etc. End thread.

  • yamothersbackshooter

    KRITIQ
    I am new to this site and have been reading your posts and i realized that saying the things i said earlier…about the knuckle walking was uncalled for….Personally, i love black people. In fact, i love them so much that i think it would be great if everyone owned 1 or 2

  • Around and Around

    yamothersbackshooter Says:

    August 1st, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    KRITIQ
    I am new to this site and have been reading your posts and i realized that saying the things i said earlier…about the knuckle walking was uncalled for….Personally, i love black people. In fact, i love them so much that i think it would be great if everyone owned 1 or 2
    —————–
    Spoken like a true white bitch. This is just an angry white teenager who accidently walked in on his mom getting dicked down by four broth’s.
    “Oh no get off my mommy!!!!!”

  • LOL

    LOL@WHITE PEOPLE TRYINGTO RE-WRITE THE HISTORY OF HIPHOP.

    SUDDENLY HIPHOP WAS STARTED BY ‘EVERYBODY’

    WHAT FUCKIN NEIGHBORHOOD IN AMERICA IS A ‘MELTING POT’?

    AMERICA IS SEGRGATED BY INVISBLE RACE LINES.

    IF U CANT SEE THAT YOU NEED TO OPEN UR EYES.

  • yamothersbackshooter

    Around and Around…your name sounds like your fathers trips to prison…if you know your father. Do me a favor and go fulfill your purpose in life, either get locked up already or go practice your foul shots

  • Around and Around

    yamothersbackshooter sorry I’m too busy bustin loads on your mama’s back

  • yamothersbackshooter

    if you need to have sex with my mother then your even sorrier than i thought…unless by “bustin loads” you mean shooting bullets and by ” your mama’s back” you mean into another gorilla, i think your wrong. why not save us both time and choke on a banana?

  • KRITIQ

    is it a wonder that yamothersbackshooter>>>>>>>>> suckaniggasdickmakeaniggarich>>>>>>>>white dude

  • http://www.xxlmag.com King Ben

    You all are dumb fucks!!! King Ben rules all pussies!!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    around is really a fukin nobody.ryan ur dumb u said u like dead prez,u said thier good hiphop and dat dere lyrics dont bother u so why do me LOL and kritq bother u?because were practically sayin da same shit dead prez does in dere anti white lyrics bout honkies invadin our culture so you killed yaself on dis.And LOL its a shame billy iz actin like a faggot aobut ur posts if he is so rite about his argument wit u why does he have to delete ur posts?shouldnt he jus be able to try to educate u?oh wait dats rite he dont no shit ur schoolin his ass so he has to delte ur posts wut a pussy uncle tom.black ppl invented jus about every form of music so if we wanted to go back to blues and rock its like comin home again cuz we invented it we have r rite to jus about every form of music we see fit,Latinos r huge dick riders as well all tha suden latinos nowadays think dey have da rite to say nigga n shit latinos espacially puerto ricans for dat matter have always been ridin black dick,its fukin getin past da point of ridcuous im tired of latinos sayin dey made hiphop cuz dey didnt black ppl started it alone in tha south bronx ricans durin dat time were bumpin salsa n shit.it pisses me off.

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    oh yeah since everytime i try to post the link of a youtube vid of bol he wont post it an it always say comment awaitin moderation under tha name.go to youtube and type under search “BLOGING OUT OF CONTROL WITH BOL” bol really is a house negro he even has a white acent.

  • ClickEmpty

    i still keep getting twista and rampage confused. who would ever go see him? who would ever eat at mcdonalds? also, there’s a lot of cultural ignorance on this board; 1) karate and kung fu IS a part of african american culture (bruce lee was black, duh) and 2) all races and cultures find the oft-mentioned Roots boring as fuck. As I like to say “best live show since wyclef.”

  • EReal

    Twista to hot chick: You baby, I can make you a celebrity over night!

    Hot Chick: Ni**a, you smell like french fries!!

  • Allen_J

    But didn’t his last 2 cds go platinum???

  • Ryan

    “ryan ur dumb u said u like dead prez,u said thier good hiphop and dat dere lyrics dont bother u so why do me LOL and kritq bother u?because were practically sayin da same shit dead prez does in dere anti white lyrics bout honkies invadin our culture so you killed yaself on dis”

    ^^^
    Unless I missed something, I don’t think dead prez ever said anything about all honkies and how they shouldn’t be in “your culture”, but I could be wrong. Dead prez is making music, and their lyrics are open for interpretation, and I interpret them as not being racist. If they were to come out in an interview with an anti caucasian sentiment towards ALL white people, than I would stop listening to them. You on the other hand, are pretty cut and dry about your hatred of white people in “your culture”.

    @LOL, there are invisible lines drawn in the sand, in the corperate world and places of that nature. Music should be something that trancends those “invisible race lines”, but I guess it doesn’t for you. There are a lot of very diverse neighborhoods in America, you should break out of the box and open your eyes a little more. You’re a narrow minded racist, yours and Darks attitudes are no better than than an old white man from Alabama clutching his confederate flag, still fighting the Civil War.

  • LOL

    RYAN WHEN DID I SAY WHITE PPL CANT LISTEN TOO OR MAKE HIPHOP MUSIC?

    ANYONE CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT!

    LIKE I SAID I CAN PLAY THE BAGPIPES IF I WANT.

    BUT BAGPIPES WILL ALWAYS BE A SCOTTISH INSTRUMENT.

    AND MUSIC FROM SCOTTISH CULTURE.

    I CAN DEDICATE MY LIFE TO KARATE , BUT IT’LL ALWAYS BE A MARTIAL ART FROM JAPAN.

    MUSIC AND CULTURE GO HAND IN HAND.

    UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DUMBASS.

    LIKE reggae and the jamacian CULTURE,

    CALYPSO AND TRINI CULTURE

    italian culture and opera,

    east indians and bhangra,

    hip hop and black american MUSIC

    MAYBE ITS TOO HARD THAT U LIKE BLACK MUSIC.

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    Ryan Says:

    July 30th, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    I like PE and dead prez cause it’s good hip hop, plain and simple. I don’t feel offended by any kind of “kill whitey” sentiment, cause I know it’s not aimed at every white person that exists. LOL you can laugh at the fact that I like hardcore or any other kind of music that I’m into but you’ve yet to tell me what you think legit hip hop is. Give me something concrete and I’ll respect your arguments, until then you ain’t shit.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    OK?so ur not offended by any kill whitey sediment dey say?r me n LOL sayin kill whitey?uh no all were sayin is dat were tired of our culture n music bein raped n invaded not jus by white folks but other races as well.

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    it’s obvious that u ryan and others just dont understand
    what its all bout and i’m tired of you idiiots call’n me a racist!i’m not a racist
    i just care about the preservation of my people.do you think malcom x was a racist?
    you people call me a racist for wanting for my people the same thing that the latinos the jews asians and everybody else has and thats to have some sort of heritage
    that we as a people can all relate to as black.whats so wrong with that?i’m not the only person tat feels ths way.asians latinos and even some white people can trace thier roots back to thier home country, talk thier natine language, know thier cultures traditions and even find out
    about thier ancestors.thats a blessing.a blessing that we black folks dont have.we are the only race thats had our whole culture stolen from us from our native language to our customs most of us will never be able to tell you where or what part of africa we come from.all the other
    races will never understand how truly blessed they are until somebody steals
    thier heritage.so what i’m say’n is if you people already have a culture to be proud of then why yall want to steal and imulate the little culture that we’ve managed to put together in order to survive in this racist ass country thats already taken so much from us.now you idiots try to come up with an inteligent response ur shut the fuck up
    black power n shout out to LOL n kritiq
    red black& green

  • gift

    this guy who writes these columns is on some other shit. Twista is the furthest thing from a shitty rapper. Honestly that is dumb ass business for him not getting paid to do that tour, but shitty rapper? Nigga please. Stay off the bullshit