Houston hates real hip-hop

It’s gotta mean something that the Rock the Bells festival in Houston, the third biggest city in the US, had to be cancelled because the promoters couldn’t sell enough tickets to make it worth their while, right?

The show was supposed to have taken place this past Wednesday at the hilariously titled Smirnoff Music Center, in Houston, which, based on a cursory Intenets search, appears to be an outdoors amphitheater along the lines St. Louis’ infamous Verizon Wireless Amphitheater aka Riverport Amphitheater, the site of the legendary Guns N Roses riot about 15 years ago. My bad if you don’t have any idea of what I’m talking about. Maybe try looking it up.

Interestingly enough, I worked there briefly about 10 years ago, towards the beginning of my way-more-epic-than-I would-have-liked-it-to-be career in the service industry, which continues to this day. To be sure, there were some big concerts held at this place, like the ill-fated Guns N Roses, whatever that U2 tour where they would prank call the White House, and any number of those ’90s-era traveling package tours such as the original Lollapalooza and the Lilith Fair.

But the thing is, those big shows would always take place on the weekends. Weeknights (remember, the Houston leg of Rock the Bells was set to take place on a Wednesday night) were always reserved for the kind of shit it was assumed there wouldn’t be much of a turnout for: pre-Rob Thomas-assisted comback-era Santana; Journey with the fake Steve Perry (whom, as it turns out, may have been lipsynching the entire time); REO Speedwagon, and so on and so forth.

Suffice it to say you’d have to put on a pretty shitty concert – er, at least one hardly anyone would be interested in – to fail to draw a decent-enough audience to such a venue. Meanwhile, I don’t think I need to remind you bitches of the sheer gulliness of the Rock the Bells lineup. To give you an idea, the next three shows scheduled for the Smirnoff Center – none of which, mind you, have been cancelled due to lack of interest – are Korn, the Goo Goo Dolls (who, admittedly, I’ve seen this summer), and Def Leppard. Wow.

Meanwhile, dates on the Rock the Bells tour are still scheduled in smaller cities on the West Coast and in the Midwest such as Denver, Salt Lake City(???), Minneapolis, and Detroit. If the promoters of the Rock the Bells tour manage to sell enough tickets that they don’t have to cancel dates in those cities, but they couldn’t in Houston, what does that tell you about Houston?

It’s especially ironic when you consider that one of the main points southerners in general and Houstoners (Houstonites? Houstonians?) like to bring up in defending their own remarkably shitty brand of hip-hop against perceived (and usually nonexistent) haters is that southerners have always supported real hip-hop, and yet, now, lovers of real hip-hop want to hate on the South. Not to bring up shit that happened as far back as a year ago, but I’m pretty sure this was one of the points Bun B tried to bring up against yours truly.

Which struck me as a BS argument at the time, but I wasn’t sure how you could prove that the South ever supported real hip-hop one way or another short of conducting an actual survey, and even then I’m not sure how effective that would be. (I believe Bun B’s proof was the fact that he’s friends with De La Soul. Oh, well in that case…). I suppose it would be presumptous and conceited of me to suggest that the failure of the Houston leg of Rock the Bells is proof that I was right all along, but whatever. Sometimes you have to take satisfaction where you can find it. Nullus.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=12879 kazil

    no one gives a fuck what your talkin about.

  • redd

    The south sucks.

    • Houston Tx Killa nigga tawkin down

      Bitckh Fukk ALl u Hoe H-town hol it dine i bet kant nan one of u bitckh nickaz say dat shit out here hoe its real in da battlefield souf bank texan nicka stone cold killaz fuck all yall

    • gift

      see, there yall go again. How the hell are we IN THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS suppossed to support a bunch of motherfuckas who don’t give a shit about texas music. Fuck anybody who got a problem w/houston or any other city in texas when it comes to hiphop. we’ve got our own stars, just like pimp c said. It’s on the promoters, but not the city.

  • Sauce: The Designated Hater

    First of all, that Rock the bells concert was a shitty idea with lack-luster ass performers. I’m from Texas (45 min south of Houston)and I’m kinda tired of dudes that think that hip-hop doesn’t live in the south. Every fucking time you turn on the radio you here the south’s influence in music. Usher, UGK, OutKast, Lil Wayne, etc. are from the south. We don’t listen to that because we don’t have bodegas, we got corner stores! We don’t rock Tim’s all year long, it’s AF1′s. We just decided not to listen to that shit anymore mainly because muhfuckaz like Lloyd Banks saying the south is “dumbing down hip hop”. That’s like saying black people dumbing down English! The best thing outta NY ain’t 50 or Jay-z but Wu-Tang. We like real hip hop, but what’s our motivation for liking that shit and some of those cats are totally aganst southern hip hop?

  • http://www.byroncrawford.com/ Bol

    >We just decided not to listen to that shit anymore mainly because muhfuckaz like Lloyd Banks saying the south is “dumbing down hip hop”. That’s like saying black people dumbing down English!

    Word.

  • Incilin

    New York >>>>> Houston

    To make things more interesting, I believe UGK is apart of that leg of the tour. I know they are apart of it, but I’m not totally sure they were gonna play that day. It would only make sense for them to play at their own city (Although maybe not since Nas aint play at NYC, leaving yours truly very disappointed)

  • these posts are racist

    According to Bol: Houston and Bun B hate hip hop because RTB was cancelled due to low ticket sales. (RTB is Real Hip Hop). In previous posts Billy and BOL make a big deal out of the fact that RTB and other “real hip hop” events have been filled with overwhelmingly white audiences.

    Doesn’t the proper logical extention of BOL’s argument meant that black people hate real hip hop and that perhaps not enough white people in Houstan were interested in the show? Since the show in other cities were not supported by black, but white fans?

  • Zentraedi

    I lived in Texas for 3 years and I have to confirm that there is virtually no interest in “Classic Rap” artists on the Rock the Bells tour or the underground, “Real Hip-hop” scene either;never has been. They might have got some whites to show up if they would have held the show in Austin, which is easily the most bohemian city in Texas, but not Houston.

    Mainstream rap fans in general have low IQ’s, but the Southern and Midwestern fans are even more stupendously ignorant, vapid, complacent and superficial than the norm.

  • 1st Down

    “We just decided not to listen to that shit anymore mainly because muhfuckaz like Lloyd Banks saying the south is “dumbing down hip hop”. That’s like saying black people dumbing down English! ”

    Irony anyone?

  • Purple Hulk

    ONLY CRACKAS GO TO RTB, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT SHIT BY NOW.
    REMEMBER THE PARKER REPORT? YOU COULDNT STOP GIGGLING LIKE A LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL BITCH?
    SO ARE YOU SAYING CITIES LIKE DENVER AND SALT LAKE CITY ARE MORE HIP HOP THEN HOUSTON?
    YOUVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME, THAT JUST FURTHER PROVES MY POINT OF ONLY CRACKAS GOING TO RTB.

  • Purple Hulk

    INCILIN

    UGK WAS OFFICIALLY REMOVED FROM THE TOUR COMPLETELY, THEY HAVE NOT PERFORMED IN ANY OF THE CITIES THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO AND THEIR NOT PERFORMING FOR ANY OF THEIR FUTURE SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES, IF THEY HAD ANY LEFT.

  • Incilin

    Along with other things wrong with Sauce: The Designated Hater’s comment there’s this;

    “We don’t rock Tim’s all year long, it’s AF1’s”

    Clearly, no person in NY ever rocked white ups thru a long hot summer. What makes tha comment even more amazin is that the “Classic” song about the AF1 has Nas, Rakim, and KRS-One all NY rappers.

    Plus Wu-Tang has a huge influence on hip hop in general, but as far as the south they were defy the template for acts like Three 6 Mafia.

  • Latino Thug

    TPAR showin’ the sometimes stupids arguments of BOL again.

  • lukee lefty

    So can I assume that we all agree Sauce the designated hater is clearly retarded as are most people that live in the south ???

  • Dollar Wells

    “Houstonians” is the correct usage, I deduce. And I just asked one of our paper’s proofreaders!

    Also, your favorite tour sucks.

  • HIJOKKA

    I think TPAR is racist. Yeah, I said it. He thinks this is his site and quite frankly I’m sick of it . Most the time I don’t agree with Bol, but when I do I still give him props and agree with his comments today. I don’t comment 85 % of the time because it’s a bunch of kiddies trying to be E-THUGS or something. TPAR — many of your comments have been refreshing but most the time you only disagree with ANY thing BOL says. Go get your own gig instead of riding BOL’s St. Louis express. Oh, and yeah, I don’t have to read your comments but you blow this site up so much Ithink you want to get a room with BOL or something.

  • Dollar Wells

    “Houstonians” is the correct usage, Bol. I just asked one of the proofreaders at my job.

    Also, your favorite tour sucks.

  • DA DAVID LYNCH MOB

    underground kingz, real hip-hop & my time >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> toilet bol

  • Giangio

    I can guarantee you that the Toronto show would’ve been sold out, but we didn’t even get a chance. :| Bullshit if ya ask me

  • Omar

    Houston > Atlanta

  • BigMike

    “Every fucking time you turn on the radio you here the south’s influence in music.”

    That’s your arguement Sauce? That’s why everybody outside the South thinks rap is on life support. They’ve been puttin out garbage over the past couple years….just cheesey ass rap jingles/singles. People are tired of the hearing the same ol’ shit. No originality in the ‘Dirty’anymore(besides Outkast)…everybody raps about the same shit over and over again down there. Shit is straight corny. I’m from Seattle and we dig all types of rap up here so there’s no bias toward’s NYC, Westcoast or Midwest. It’s not hard to tell what’s good and what’s not…the South has been tired for a while….they playin’ themself out. Chicago has been puttin out the best rap the past few years. The South gets radio play but that doesn’t mean sheeit…just means it’s shitty hip-pop music that the industry is force feeding everyone.

  • LOL

    ROCK THE BELLS IS HIPHOP FOR WHITE INDIE/ALTERNATIVE ROCK FANS .

    HOUSTON JUST DOESNT HAVE ENOUGH CRACKAS TO BUY TICKETS.

  • CHICAGO “G”

    Bol, you dumb fuck chicago is the 3rd largest city houston ain’t even as big as dallas.

  • SCARTOWN

    @GIANGIO

    Hell Fucking Yeah!!!!!!!!

  • memphis

    The problem is that the majority of people are trying to take up for hip hop coming from their part of the nation. Southern folk take up for southern rap, just like the east coast, west coast, and the midwest. But shity rap is shity rap, no matter where it comes from. A lot of the shity rap that comes out isn’t coming out to impress people lyrically, but to appeal to a certain culture (i.e. the bounce music of New Orleans, snap music in Atlanta, crunk, etc). Other people in different areas of the nation may hear this music and thinks its shit, but there is a reason it is on the radio. People somewhere are listening to it. I’m from the south myself, and I can admit that I love the music down here. But I also love east coast (Papoose, old Wu-Tang, etc), west coast (Messy Marv, old Mac Dre, Dr. Dre, and yes I said it, Game), and midwest (Twista, Kanye, Bump J). I can also admit there is bull shit coming from everywhere. That’s just the nature of this business.

    Oh, and I don’t know shit about RTB.

  • SJ

    I wanted to go to this concert, had to work though. if it wasn’t on a weekday, it probably would have sold alot more………….

  • ?

    if the south sucks so much then why were the top two mc’s ti and lil wayne voted as mtv’s hottest in the game?

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    Purple Hulk Says:

    August 13th, 2007 at 4:57 pm
    ONLY CRACKAS GO TO RTB, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT SHIT BY NOW.
    REMEMBER THE PARKER REPORT? YOU COULDNT STOP GIGGLING LIKE A LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL BITCH?
    SO ARE YOU SAYING CITIES LIKE DENVER AND SALT LAKE CITY ARE MORE HIP HOP THEN HOUSTON?
    YOUVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME, THAT JUST FURTHER PROVES MY POINT OF ONLY CRACKAS GOING TO RTB.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    hahaha that shit was crazy bol is such a lil bitch house negro and bol has that white acent hahahaha and LOL is sayin reel shit too.bol is jus a confused house negro who contributes to fuckin up his own race and culture bol=true sellout uncle tom.

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    and TPAR why dont u start ur own blog or somtin cause ur such an annoyin lil shit im tired of seein u on dees pages.

  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    Bol, you are a true asshole, but he’s right, but see, problem with most of these cats is they are too self-righteous, the south ain’t dumbing down hip-hop, these cookie-cutter teeny bopping ass rappers that say they’re repping the south, if anybody think Yung Joc or Plies or any rapper like them, I want repping where I from are sadly fucking mistaken. Frankly I hope rappers like them die I slow death cuz they killing hip-hop. Fuck them and fuck Paul Wall, Mike Jones, and any dumbass rapper like them. Shoutout to Trae, Thugger, U.G.K., Z-Ro and real Texas emcees. Bring back the Dungeon Family!

  • Dr Flav

    Damn TPAR, that was quite a serve, on some calculated logicial, let me flip your theory type shit. Bol you got like 80 rock bands, including “(for really real?)Journey,” and questioning someone’s hip hop aptitude? WTF? You better stay off UGK, if you smell that cologne, expect them boys to put some fire on your already flaming ass cheeks.

  • Purple Hulk

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    CHICAGO “G” Says:

    August 13th, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Bol, you dumb fuck chicago is the 3rd largest city houston ain’t even as big as dallas.

    HOUSTON IS BIGGER THEN DALLAS.

  • boner jams 03

    i wish bun b would just punch you in the fuckin throat…really hard

  • FADE

    all i know is the detroit leg better not get canned ….i already got my tickets

  • Clark Kent

    2 words….FUCK YOU

  • LifeBytes

    Wow, this is the worst piece of shit “article” I’ve ever read!
    Smirnoff Music Center ain’t even in Houston you dick head!
    You must have been one of the stupid promoters that decided to do a concert on a WEDNESDAY and to make it worst at 3pm?
    LOL Who was the target audience teenagers? I don’t know about where you come from, but where I come from, most grown folks are at work at 3pm on a Wednesday!
    If that shit wasn’t bad enough, where was this promoted? I can count the spots that were promoting this on 1 hand and still have room!

  • brebre

    MAN, I’M SURE A PIECE OF SHIT LIKE PRETTY RICK CAN SELL OUT HOUSTON. SOUTH IN GENERAL = STUPID.

  • futureblacklawyer

    Dont put that on the south. Its just houston. And your right bol they dont know hiphop. Except chamillionaire.

    Bun b, mike jones, paulwall, pimp c, slim thug,lil flip,trae, lil troy = They all suck

  • futureblacklawyer

    oh yea beyonce, kelly rowland, all of them suck

  • BIG ROB

    The reason black people dont support real hip hop shows is not because the acts are tired and played out. But because they dont want to pay 100 dollars to hear music they can buy at the swapmeet for 3 bucks. Unless they gonna see an R&B act were the bitches be at.

  • Purple Hulk

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    brebre Says:

    August 13th, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    MAN, I’M SURE A PIECE OF SHIT LIKE PRETTY RICK CAN SELL OUT HOUSTON. SOUTH IN GENERAL = STUPID.

    YOUR A DUMBASS, HE CAN SELLOUT ANYWHERE ON THE EAST COAST TOO, YOU ACT LIKE THERES NOT A BUNCH OF DUBMASS TEENY BOPPERS ON THE EAST COAST
    AFTER ALL, YALL DO HAVE “LIL MAMA AND CAMRON”.

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Another Step closer to a Real Hip-Hop Civil War, The North(East,West,Midwest) V.S. The South(Anywhere in America where nigga call you “Shawty” adn you taller than them). Niggas been sneak dissing eachother for a few years now, but, I really wanna see a Dope North MC take on a Dope South MC. Not like we don’t already know who would WIN( come on Southerns yall best MC Lil Wayne ain’t like “Super Lyrical” he’s a B+ MC at Best). Its just I am tired of seeing Supa Country ass Retarded looking Wack Rappers On TV act like they really doin somethan in Music when if you take away the HOT Beat it’s just Retarded Jibberish and Countryisms from States with the Complexity of a rural Third World Country. Fuck That shit, Hip-Hop for President in 08′.

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  • Rizzop

    That’s like saying black people dumbing down English…..uuuuum we do homie. And not to hate on the houston, but maybe all that sizzurp is going to ya’ll brains…if it aint screeewed up, it aint hip hop (hahaha) Maybe thats why they stopped supporting their own artists. Why aint mike jones,flip and Ugk get that love all of a sudden? Because they music is shit….with the exception of the underground kings of course

    Wu-tang= Forever
    All other h-town acts w/o geto boys/ugk= One year wonders

  • Rizzop

    Sorry UGK aint from houston….shit is lookin bad dog

  • http://myspace.com/shaelemental Sha-Elemental

    I’m sick of this fucking argument, hip hop lives everywhere in all different forms and styles. And lets not forget that hip hop is not just MCing it’s DJing, Breakdancing and Grafiti. And back to the hip hop is dead argument Nas was stating on the album, (if you acctually take time to listen to the album, which most of the people hating on him after the albums release probably did not) that hip hop is not dead but it’s on life support. Which is true because the only aspect of hip hop you ever hear about is rapping. Therefore by definition it is not being represented as a whole. Or in a fair manner, when you have mc’s like myself, Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Saigon and many others who get lumped in with the stereotypical garbage that gets played on the radio and gets labeled as “Todays Hottest Hip Hop”, it puts us in a bad light and we have to defend our music because of a few talentless, programmed fools who snap and dance there way to the top with one hit ringtone songs. It’s sad really so please stop this argument and stop hating Nas for making an informed statement and respect the architects for paving the way. Thank you Kool Herc.

  • thoreauly77

    so wait. who here wouldn’t want to see wu-tang? i have seen half of the clan solo and i know that it wouldn’t compare to the whole click (minus odb of course). that said, i think there is a pretty good case for houstonians being pretty shitty hip-hop fans. how can this assertion be wrong? explain.

    bol, your point is valid on this one.

  • SukedowN

    Bun B is suddenly from Houston now?

  • NEO

    FUCK YALL AND DAT WACK ASS LIDDY DODDY IM FROM NY AND BRINGIN HIP HOP BACK BULLSHIT YALL KEEP SAYIN DAT SHIT WHILE MY NIGGAS DOWN SOUTH GET DAT DOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! TOO BAD SOME WHITE ASS PROMOTER AINT SELL ALL HIS TICKETS BET IF DAT MOTHAFUCKA PUT SOME HTOWN NIGGAS LIKE TRAE N ZRO ON DAT BITCH IT SELL DA FUCK OUT , DA SAME WAY A TRAE SLIM THUG AND ZRO CONCERT WOULDNT SELL SHIT IN NY HOMIE, IT AINT OUR THING , NIGGA DAT AINT OUR MUSIC !!!!!!!!! AND U AINT SHIT IF U AINT NEVA BEEN SCREWED UP!!!!!!!!!

  • DirtDoggy

    Co-sign the Toronto show ? that shit would be sold out with that crAZY CANNUCK CRONIC IN THE AIR, don’t forget you gass masks bitches.

    WU TANG FOREVER. But I agree with the fucking $100-150 ticket prices can lick fat elephatitus testicals.

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    I think ScarFace is the Greatest Southern MC ever, he is mad Lyrical and Gangster and Introspective. I wish alotta down South Rappers were as Dope as Uncle Face, I think Ludacris is Dope as hell,too, just he is UnderRated becuz he ain’t a Thug MC, but, he could Body any Southern MC(including Weezy and TI in a Rap Battle)!!!!!!

  • Adrian

    Sauce you contradictin yaself. If people down south say they are fans of real shit like Wu Tang and then a festival comes along with Wu tang co headlining and they dont support the gig, what does this say about their committment to real hip hop??

  • jg420

    Crocker Says:

    August 13th, 2007 at 7:24 pm
    Bol, you are a true asshole, but he’s right, but see, problem with most of these cats is they are too self-righteous, the south ain’t dumbing down hip-hop, these cookie-cutter teeny bopping ass rappers that say they’re repping the south, if anybody think Yung Joc or Plies or any rapper like them, I want repping where I from are sadly fucking mistaken. Frankly I hope rappers like them die I slow death cuz they killing hip-hop. Fuck them and fuck Paul Wall, Mike Jones, and any dumbass rapper like them. Shoutout to Trae, Thugger, U.G.K., Z-Ro and real Texas emcees. Bring back the Dungeon Famil

    ^co-sign. yung joc is fuckin garbage, all that snap music is garbage, jeezy is garbage and any of that other pop shit that claims the south. how did fuckin mike jones blow up? i said this fool was wack when i heard him on swisha house. everyone knows who the realest are that rep the south: outkast, ugk, chamillionaire, slim thugga, scarface, 8 ball&mjg and any other real mc’s that i forgot

  • 4yamomma

    midwest = hip hop last hope

  • Manuel

    Just because the concert doesnt sell down in houston dont mean they dont like real hip-hop…theres all kinds of hip-hop nigga thats what makes rap or hip-hop so great…Ank everybody is on a different kind of music so the only thing thats means is that houston dont dig that kind of rap or hip-hop just like other niggas dont like the south or texas type of hip-hop…A few different artists to name who play fifferent styles of hip-hop would be…lupe,game,kayne,50,lil wanyne,mf doom,t.i.,eminem,jay-z,nas,outkast,ugk,three6mafia,bonethugs, puff daddy…

  • JD3

    im from the A-town and i spent my 50 bucks to see the Rock the Bells. it was a real nice show. Mos Def and the Wu killed it. and it was mostly black folks there. the ATL still loves real hip hop despite what all you new yorkers believe

  • VLsteve

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    redd Says:

    August 13th, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    The south sucks.

    i’ve been saying it all along

    really, south sucks

  • DJSB

    I think the REAL reason why it didn’t sell was because, the TIME! I mean who’s bright idea was it to have the concert at 3PM in the DAYUM afternoon in the middle of the workday? It has NOTHING to do with the music!!!

  • DJSB

    And it was NOT at the Smirnoff…In Houston we do NOT have that. Last time I checked, Smirnoff Music Centre was in Dallas. It was held at the Reliant! *shakes head* If you are gonna talk ‘ish, at least get the facts right!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com texasmuthafucka thats where i stay

    Man fuck byron crawford,,,niggas are broke these days,,,houston is 3 million people in size,,,in other words people got shit to do cause niggas is broke these days “how u gon say we don’t appreciate SO called “real hiphop” when we got niggas like UGK, z-ro, Scarface, trae, chamillionaire, an others…”quit hatin da souf”

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

    Is Rock the Bells doing good anywhere? The shit is always scheduled in the middle of the day. People have to go to work. Seems like they designed it for little kids and teachers who have summers off.

  • Don3

    I live in Houston and was on Pins-and-needles waiting on the Rock the Bells show in Houston. I was beyond livid when my homegirl (a huge wu-tang fan) told me the show was cancelled on Tuesday night. My boys had their tickets and I was going to buy mine at the door.

    Thing is, these cocksuckers on the Houston radio and those dickblowers who run the RTB show did not even PROMOTE the damn show in Houston. I heard about it through this crappy ass blog, and googled my way to the show website.

    A show with Wu-Tang, Nas, UGK, Immortal, Pharoah, etc would have sold out in 20 minutes in Houston if they promoted the damn thing. Don’t get too upset with us down here. I’m the biggest hip hop head this side of the Mississippi and if weren’t for you sorry ass bastards on this blog, I wouldn’t have even known about it. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true.

  • E$

    I live in Hou. & I haven’t seen one commercial/newspaper ad that is promoting this, & I was there when Lil’ Brother was here & so were a few other hundred houstonians….Please stop hating from a distance

  • Lopediesel

    I think originally hip hop is new york. however, for you to say ugk, and houston is not hip hop is retarded. its all hip hop, just a progressed state of hip hop. just because niggas aint b-boxin no more dont make it non hip hop. Hip hop has evolved and like it or not has spread to the south. whom thus have placed their own twist on it, just like ATl, LA, NO, and so forth. For you to say houston doesnt like “real” hip hop is F’in stupid.

  • ghettolegend

    music is an evolution…. if music didnt evlove we would still be rocking elvis, frank sinatra or some shit. hip hop is not dead it’s taking on a new image. when the east coastwas running shit no one from the south said shit. when the west started jumping off the east hated on them. now that we shining in the south u bitches got something to say?????FUCK U!!!!!! niggaz is stupid….everybody hates on weezy f. but everybody in the rap game fucks with him. half of u boyz jealous because u think we as southerners wouldnt be able to do like this. who said the south aint got no lyricist? chamillionaire goes platnium without cursing… now 50 wanna hate fuck 50…. nigga got bread and stats but at some point u gotta respect a man. God rest their souls but biggie and pac killed hip hop. beefin’ is not the way to go. respect game….if the rappers from the east were soooo hotttt! why nigga aint selling????? soundscan is the proof fuck all that talking…. step ya game up!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ryan

    I love how Dark was jocking Purple Hulk and LOL (aka Skinhead Bob). People like you are the reason that hip hop is dying, cause you’re hick, racist are pure shit.

  • haterproof

    hip hop is evelution through inovatiation it will never stay the same if bdoes then hip hop will really die yall cats up north act like the suga hill gang was nas or somthin so too will southern hip hop bloom but yall just lack the vision because u are no longer surrounded by the pulse of hip hop because it moved down south just like a jilted lover now u want to make excuses but its too late u already took it for granted and it has moved on keep up or fall off

  • Sin-cere

    I think if your a true Hip Hop head you luv Nas,Mos Def, Wu-Tang just as much as Jezzy, UGK and Lil Wayne. For that matter anything that’s dope and sound street and authentic is Hip Hop. Yall talking that costal BS is not Hip Hop. Hip Hop is the Street and the underground. hence Street Hop…

    I get tired of hearing Young Jezzy wack or Nas is borning from both side of the fence. Down hear in Detroit real recognize real… Whether it’s Snoop, Jay Z, Scarface or Common.. Or Even my peeps in Canada. I support the Music…. Could careless if you were from Mars. If its real I’m banging my system out to it..yall internet dudes make me sick.. the internet dudes are killing hip hop just as much as radio.. Get down or lay down! Peace!

    And to the radio stations, I’m tired o’ being patient
    Stop bein’ rapper racists, region haters
    Spectators, dictators, behind door dick takers
    It’s outrageous, you don’t know how sick you make us

    Wayne
    I want to throw up like chips in Vegas
    But this is Southern face it
    If we too simple then y’all don’t get the basics

  • Sauce: The Designated Hater

    HAHAHA! I’m glad I pissed some of you off! My work is almost complete! I’m gonna say this about all of the above…Hip hop lives! Southern brand hip hop is is hip hop. Is there a lot of bullshit coming from the south …yep! Is there some tinker toy ass hip hop coming from NY…Mmm hmm. Is there bullshit from the west coast…you betcha buddy. The fact of the matter is that hip hop is not on life support! Hip hop ain’t music, it’s a lifestyle. It depends on where you are from to determine what’s “real” to you. I can give a fuck about what goes on in NY cuz thats not where I’m from. Keep in mind that artist like Lil Wayne (love him or hate him) has been considered the greatest rapper alive by MTV. Artist like TI are making waves, and UGK and ‘KAst made a classic single. You can’t hate on NY cuz there have been some real good music from “The Apple”. I can’t wait for Wu’s album. Southerners have own style of hip hop, just like rappers have there own brand of clothes! It’s what fits you! I don’t care for some of the shit outta the south…believe me…some of the shit is garbage! I don’t like some of the shit from the west…it’s trash! I can’t stomach some of the shit outta NY…makes me wanna puke! So, if anyone has an arguement that “the South sucks” here’s something you might need wanna know. TI’s last effort went gold in about two weeks. ‘Kast’s last effort sold more than 10 million (my personal favorites). Wayne’s mixtapes are everywhere on the streets. UGK has been making “counrty rap tunes” for years and was considered by NY’s own Jay-Z to be his “favorite rap group” (which I have to agree). The Geto Boys are the shit! Paul Wall started a trend that swept the nation. Chamillionaire is a Grammy-award winnig artist. Ludacris got three! ‘Kast got six. Would you like me to keep going???? Southern rappers are the creators of a whole subcategory of hip hop that you call crunk music! You can’t “dumb down” the voice of urban America, Homie! Maybe you’re just not listening correctly!
    Hip Hop is like pussy…Gotta luv it!

  • Lopediesel

    YO Sauce, Word!!!!!

  • these posts are racist

    Souther rap started the trend where a rap song concentrates more on the hook then on the actual flow. The content is simple and repetitive. In my opinion, this has been bad for hip hop and has taken the creative nature out of it.

    Rappers accross the country however have taken note and mimic souther rap, to the point that there is no distinction between east coast/west coast and south. There are no fresh rappers who bring substance and creativity to the game.

  • Sauce: The Designated Hater

    BTW, Adrian: I support good music! 36 chambers and Wu-tang forever is the shit! Common and Kanye….I’m speechless. I love hip hop like grandkids loves “Paw-Paw” pocket change. All I’m saying is that you can’t hate on the South when they are making they’re contribution to hip-hop as “they” see fit. Oh yeah, nominate Sauce for Bol’s job!

  • yupyup

    props to houston, but its the 4th largest city in the country you dumbass

  • mrLex

    “most of y’all will pop for a minute/spit a sentence then the game’ll get rid of y’all…”

    I just hope this won’t escalate to East vs. West. vs. South. It’ll be soo crazy.

    When it comes to buying CD’s, all I expect from the artist is a good solid album. They have all the studio time and money in the world so they can at least, put in the effort.

    I’m still one of those people that still buy CD’s. Depending on the artist, for every album release, I’ll just go to HMV, listen to the album, browse through it and then decide if I’m gonna buy it. That’s how I do.

  • BirdsFlySouth

    Bol Jesus Biggie and Tupac couldn’t sell out an outside concert at 3pm in Houston. Do you understand how hot it is right now?

  • DJ Rob G

    DId you know the concert was scheduled for 3pm on a Wed. Not a wed nite but 3 fucking PM.

  • http://TreyPeezy.Blogspot.com TreyPeezy.com

    Damn you done pissed off alote of folks….especially this guy. Beware…. http://bgdboom.blogspot.com/

  • rec

    >“We just decided not to listen to that shit anymore mainly because muhfuckaz like Lloyd Banks saying the south is “dumbing down hip hop”. That’s like saying black people dumbing down English! ”

    LOL – I love it!!

  • Art

    SWISHAHOUSE ALL DAY EVERYDAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    GREW UP WITH 2PAC GRADUATED SWISHAHOUSE MBA IN SICK AZZ COLLABOZ NOWADAYZ SO ANY1 TALKIN DOWN ON DA SOUTH MUST RAIZE OFF DEEZ

  • test

    test deez

  • ThingAlec

    It’s not the artists in H-Town that hate real hip-hop, it’s the fans. Young Black Women esspecially. Now I know that sounds racist and sexist but c’mon I see crap loads of them repeating the lyrics of Huey, D4L, and other illiterate rappers. I really hope Rock the Bells dosent get cancelled in Denver (my hometown). Most of the people I’ve asked turned me down because they’re into all this indie punk rock crap. And the small handful of rap fans are into 2pac and nuthing but 2pac. (West coast hip hop fans, SMH).

  • Mr. Whats beef

    http://www.myspace.com/aceshareef

    the south needs its own genre becuse its not hip-hop

  • sp3

    BOL BACK IN THE NINETYS I JAMMED KEITH MURRAY,NAS,BIG,NEVER HEARD OF JAY, AND I LIVED ON TELEPHONE RD RIGHT WHERE DJ SCREW STARTED SLOWING DOWN THE MUSIC. MATTER OF FACT I LIKE SPICE 1 FROM THE BAY FROM HEARING IT ON A SCREW TAPE.

  • http://www.trillpromotions.com TRILL PROMOTIONS

    So because the promoters for the event were lazy, the city of Houston doesn’t support real hip-hop? With over 5 1/2 million people in the Houston area, you can sell anything. It is clearly the lack of promotion for the Houston leg that brought the show to be cancelled. You’re an ignorant piece of shit Bol, but atleast you never disappoint. You’re always consistent with your stupidity so whenever we read your entries we will never be let down. Fucking fat ass computer geek.

  • 92FS

    Good and bad from everywhere not just one particular area,NY has Wu-Tang,South has D4L,NY has Dipset,South has Outkast…I’m not tryin’ to compare tha groups to each other but just to show you that in NY they gotta great group like tha WU but a faggot ass group like Dipset just like how South has a great group like Outkast and a pusseh hole group like D4L.

  • Ice Grille

    FUCK THEM LAME AZZ NIGGAZ WE DON’T LISTEN TO THAT BULLSHIT DOWN HEAH, WE DONT WEAR BACKPACKS AND ROLL UP OUR PANTS LEGS….WE GRIP GRAIN, AND RIDE ON THEM CHROMEY THANGS

    YOU WANT REAL HIP HOP PICK UP “UNDERGROUND KINGS”

    UGK 4 LIFE

  • T.R.E.Y.

    i’m disappointed Bol. this post deserves a “quit yer bitchin’” response. not on your A-game.

  • bigCdoitbig

    man ya’ll are the MOST ignorant niggas I have ever fuckin met. I’m so sick of bitch ass niggas talkin down on the fucking south so I’m not even going to say much.

  • ProJect103

    MAN FUCK THIS NIGGA Bryon Crawford ima start a petation to get this bitch off xxl’s payroll cuzz hes a pussy…MAN IF I EVER SEE U IN THA STREETS ITS A BEATING OFF TOP AND MAYBE MORE U PUSSY ASS NIGGA

  • FUCK Bryon Crawford

    Bryon Crawford IS A HOMO FAGGOT….IMA HURT THIS BITCH NIGGA ONE DAY…COME TO TEXAS AND SAY THAT BULLSHIT PUSSY…LEMMY CATCH U MA DUDE IMA FUCK U UP PUSSY!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Its just music.

    Every region makes shitty music, but not every region’s shitty music is literaly payola-ed down our throat via radio and tv because anyone over 18 aint callin no radio station to request a song they probably wont play. I BLAME THE DJ!

    Either way all the finger pointin is stupid with it. And Wayne isnt the greatest alive, he’s the hottest in the game. Theres a really big difference.

    Competition is one thing, hate is another.

    As far as lyrical MCs go its gotta be East>Midwest>South>West
    Party Music
    South>Midwest>East>West
    As far as RAP
    East>South>West>Midwest
    I mean theres genres, sub genres, all that. Theres room for everything. But its like Eminem says
    “All I hear is pop tunes come on the radi and I hear em 20 times in a row daily”
    People dont really hate the south, they hate the fact that they hafta hear the same shitty southern songs played over and over again, when theres sick Southern MCs that should be gettin played (DEVIN THE DUDE) yall have been misrepresented and because of that there is a negetive view. IMO.

    1 hunned.

  • COMPTONxCRIMINAL

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  • NO JOKE

    FUCK YOU bol. TALK BAD ABOUT THE SOUTH BUT WITH THE HISTORY WE GOT DOWN HERE WITH STRUGGLING WITH THESE CRACKAZ AND NOW KATRINA. US SOUTHERN NIGGAZ WILL WHIP YO ASS TILL YOU VOMIT BLOOD BITCH. ONE EGG SHORT OF THE OMELET LIKE WEEZY SAID. DONT LET YA MOUTH AND YA LIL BLOG’S GET YOU FUCK UP. YOU GOT FREEDOM OF SPEECH BUT WHAT I MENTION THAT’S WORD 2 THE WISE MUTHAFUCKA

  • P.S. @ REDD

    FUCK U FUCK BOI

  • BUCCS

    THE SOUTH NEVER SUPPORTED HIP HOP FUCC EM.

  • TEXASCAT

    WHAT THE FUCK IS UP?! I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN PORT ARTHUR TX WHERE UGK IS FROM ANYWAY BESIDES ALL THAT I PERSONALLY GREW UP AND STILL LISTEN TO EAST COAST CLASSIC SHIT FROM WU-TANG, LL COOL J, JIGGA, FAT JOE, BIG PUN, NAS, GRAND PUBA, JERU DA DAMIJA, ETC.. JUST TOO MANY TO NAME THE REASON WHY CONCERT SALES WASN’T SUCCESSFUL IS BECAUSE RAP PERIOD IS BASED ON REGION ONLY A FEW RAPPERS CAN GIVE A FUCK WHERE THEY FROM AND REP FOR PEOPLE IN GENERAL. INSTEAD OF US TRYING TO DOWNGRADE A CERTAIN FORM OF HIP HOP WITH THIS NORTH VS. SOUTH SHIT. I KNOW PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT EARS AND TASTE BUT I’M A “HIP HOP” HEAD IF THAT’S WHAT YOU FUCKS WANNA CALL IT NOW AND THIS IS A NEW GENERATION WE HAVE NOW I’M 23 STARTED LISTEN TO RAP WHEN PAC, BOOTCAMP CLICK, BLACK SHEEP, ONXY WHEN THEY WAS SLAMMIN, B.I.G., BIG L, JUST TO NAME A FEW WAS OUT IN THE EARLY 90s. I LOVE ALL FORMS OF RAP SO IF Y’ALL NIGGAS SO UPTIGHT ABOUT THE ROTATION WHERE HIP HOP IS CURRENTLY HOT AT TAKE THE DILDO AT CHA ASS CAUSE THE SOUTH EAST WEST AIN’T GOING NOWHERE BUT DOWN IF WE KEEP THIS DUMB SHIT UP!

  • John Boy

    Texas boy shut yo azz up u Uncle Tom azz east coast beeootch!! You aint from Texas, and if you are you don’t get no pussy or money….Get your weak azz and your weak azz muzik up outta here

    UGK 4 Life Hoe

    FUCK HIP HOP, COUNTRY RAP TUNES NIGGA

  • pretty_ladee

    First of all, when you decide to write another article about my city you need to do your fuckin’ research. How the hell do you confuse Houston with Dallas where the Smirnoff Center really is. If you would have taken some time to do your research you would have found out that the site of the Rock the Bells concert in Houston was going to be the Reliant Arena, a state of the art in-door concert venue located right next to Reliant Stadium (this is definitely not the kind of out-door arena you mentioned in your poorly written article). Enough about your poor journalism skillz, though. I also want to mention that Houston does appreciate class-act hip-hop acts (Rakim, De La Soul, and the GZA this year), and we do have a tight knit underground scene here that might not appeal to the masses, but puts on some really great shows in the warehouse district and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Grand Master Flash circa February 2006). Honestly, it was a poor idea to have the concert on a Wed. starting at 3p.m., but I know several people including myself who were highly disappointed about the cancellation of this show.

  • TEXASCAT

    YOU SEE STUPID TYPICAL MU FUCKAS LIKE JOHN BOY HERE. THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING BOUT NARROW MINDED ASS PUNKS. BITCH I CAN BUY YOUR LIFE IN LESS THAN A DAY CHUMP.

  • dumb ass article

    what a poorly written article; dumbass didn’t even mention the rtb lineup and he’s talking all this ish about not supporting real hip-hop, explain wtf real hip-hop is first you dumb ass writer…xxl writers on a 1st grade level