KRS says Fifty > KanYe

A smaller tidbit from Vh-1’s Hip-Hop Honors show were the red carpet comments submitted by the legendary Hip-Hop historian KRS-1. I believe he goes by the name of the “teacha” nowadays. I wish that Hip-Hop would stop contracting the ‘er’ for words. Just like I wish Hip-Hop would stop using a ‘Z’ instead of an ‘S’.

In any case, when KRS was asked to weigh in on his artistic preference when concerning Fifty Cent and KanYe West he jumped on the Fifty Cent bandwagon. This makes all kinds of sense to me especially from a fiscal standpoint. Which of those two is more likely to sign KRS to any type of recording deal? Fifty Cent has enough money to exhume Scott LaRock’s corpse and then get a sample of his DNA in order to clone him so that the Scott LaRock clone, KRS-1, Dr.Dre and Fifty Cent can go into the studio to record ‘Criminal Minded 2010’.

I think that’s what Fifty Cent did for Eazy-E. How else is Eazy-E releasing a record more than ten years after his death? Fifty Cent has so much money he decided not to pursue Ma$e any longer and just sign Jesus to a deal. Fifty Cent gave God a Bentley as a signing bonus. The thing about Fifty is that he still makes boss moves with his bucks. If you aren’t a winner he ain’t fucking with you. Except if your name is Tony Yayo.

Yayo is Fifty Cent’s Memphis Bleek, except Yayo has actually been to jail. They are both written into the will. I’m not sure if Yayo will make it to the reading of the will since he moves at 100mph with no brakes. Bleek takes the Get Low tagline personally. I haven’t heard from that nigga in years. He’s hard to find something like Dick Cheney on 9-11-01. I hope Jay gives Bleek a verse or two on his new album just to stop the rumors that Bleek is holed up in a mansion somewhere ironing Jay’s Rocawear t-shirts.

So what were we talking about? Yes, I’m drunk. What about you? KRS-1 didn’t need to pander to Fifty Cent in order to get a deal from him. All he needs to do is to keep making money. Let’s face it, Fifty said he came into rap music because the hustling opportunity had greater rewards. I can’t even hate on dude for that. Fifty is the one cat that at least considers some of the games’ older heads [ll]. Albeit he is considering how he can make some money off them. Someone should set up a meeting between Joe Buddens and G-Unit. I can’t imagine that blogging at XXL Mag Dot Com is the last stop for Joe.

Rap music celebrities > iNternets Celebrities.

  • http://www.myspace.com/meanassmo Marvelous Mo

    Why do I feel like I read this exact post somewhere else?

  • flyboy403

    What the fuck r u even talkin about ?
    This blog is pointless and rediculous…

    Fuck first sayers

  • yolanda

    krs is signed to duck down…

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    So KRS only said that because he thought 50 would sign him?

    ORRRR

    Maybe its that Kanye’s album is half techno and fuckin house music and sucks ass.

  • Incilin

    You also gota take into account that 50 has been very vocal about his love for KRS by calling Criminal Minded the “soundtrack of my life”

  • ThingAlec

    ‘Criminal Minded 2010’

    That would be one hell of a record.

  • N.O. 4 life

    thats inersting that krs would like 50 but not nelly…so his motive must be something else

  • A

    What a dissapointment. It’s like an uncle asking his young nephew for some dollars. You’d think KRS would have taken the more intellectual route. I mean It’s KRS-1. If I were in position I’d just give KRS a deal on the strength. The system is everywhere in everybody. Corrupting our moral priority. Hip Hop is greedy!

  • Fire

    That surprises me coming from KRS One, especially with all the talk of uplifting people and getting away from the bullshit in hip hop like 50 has made lately (and that’s coming from a 50 fan). Kanye’s a lot closer to that than 50. I’m not hating, I’m just surprised.

  • Ryan

    Maybe it’s cause they’re both from NY, and he’s just doing what NY should be doing, which is sticking together and trying to put New York back on the map as far as hip hop is concerned on a more national scale. I mean dudes that actually like hip hop know that there’s some good stuff coming from there (Joell Ortiz), but most people are too busy crankin dat souja boy or walking it out. KRS seems like he’s taking the high road, putting aside his musical differences with someone for the greater good of both New York and hip hop in general.

  • Worley

    I saw the interview and I believe KRS’s sentiments were pretty much those that EREAL states at the end of his post. The sh*t that Toodles has out is more hip-pop than hip-hop. For all the negativity of 50′s music, he still assumes a defiant hip-hop stance. That tight pink sweater sh*t is definitely not hip-hop.

  • BirdsFlySouth

    KRS trying to get a deal with G Unit just like all these other washed up NY rappers (Mobb Deep)

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Worley,
    Sorry homey, but you don’t know what the fuck you are talking about. Google some images of the Cold Crush Brothers or the Furious Five and you will see some of the tightest leather outfits ever.

    KanYe’s music is just as Hip-Hop as Fifty Cent, if not moreso. The idea of Hip-Hop was to take a situation that was fucked the fuck up and make it better.

    Niggas were being ravaged by heroin and dirty corrupt cops. Hip-Hop was created for people to be themselves and rise above the ghetto life. If you were born after 1977 you can’t begin to understand what Hip-Hop really is.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    If you were born after 1977 you can’t begin to understand what Hip-Hop really is.
    ^^
    Jaw hits floor. WOOOOOWWWWWWW

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    KRS One is kinda like trying to get “Hang Time” off of Fishy Scents Nuts! Fucking Fake Black Sophisticate tryin to kick “Knowledge”. He sounds like a Wanker.

  • Doobie

    Well said Billy (great point from you too Fire). I have a lot of respect for KRS ONE as an emcee. I think that he and Rakim are the two greatest rappers of all time, but isn’t he the same man who said just a couple of years ago that Bush is a “good president”? It does sound to me like his primary agenda is to ride for New York. Even if he just honestly likes 50 better (which I really have no legitimate reason to question), the fact that he has a preference for that New York sound probably has something to do with it. Either way, I love KRS, but I’ve learned to take many of his brash and sometimes outright kooky pontifications with a grain of salt.

  • T.R.E.Y.

    ya see ‘em actin’ all buddy-buddy on Rap City a little while back?

  • Tray

    KRS, the GOAT, simply realizes that Kanye sucks.

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    NEW RULE for rappers: If you not rapping please SHUT THE F*** UP.

    No cares about your personal views or opinions. Make a hit and shut ya d@mn mouth.

  • allcityunseen

    yall are crazy all the shit jam master jay showed 50 he uses to this day . that why 50 in the game and smashed everyone. the kanye /50 was just smart marketing and plus hiphop is catching so much hell over content . 50 cent album is boom bap for ny heads. kanyes is a worldly album . kanye hit the masses with this one. curtis is a ny bred album . not all the songs was hot but they still have that feel. yall are looking to deep in to it. criminal minded gave hip hop that certain sound that wasnt there . 50 , mobb deep and alot of other people production come off the tree. he said he liked both album . yall motherfuckers are crazy !!!!!

  • CHICAGO “G”

    Sounds to me like a new york thing, but KRS-1 is just gased up off 50 saying that KRS was his favorite and he thinks 50 can resurrect his career but he needs to get off 50′s dick how you riding for 50 but dissed nelly 50 used to make hip hop not anymore he’s in the same space as Ja or Nelly to me so KRS-1 is an old school whore he will ride with anyone that can provide him some type of benefit.

  • Jay59

    Damn, its jus a niggaz opinion. He likes his music harder. Kanye dropped a great album…but no one hear can say that shit is hard. Its ok though Fif and Kanye are two different people, from two different backrounds. Therefore, you will never see Ye under the Hardcore hiphop categories. Different strokes for different folks. One thing people can say about Fif and Ye is they are both consistent with their own art. You know what your gettin when u cop their shit. Neither one of these guys came out ridin the souths dick or snappin their fingers, so im just happy about that. Both albums are good, but just off preference.. I give it to Fif.

  • grippy

    KRS-1 is a hypocrite. Didn’t he say “rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illeagal/MC’s spit rhymes that uplift their people”. Other than 21 Questions, when has 50 even attempted to uplift anyone? “Peace, love unity, havin fun” these are the lyrics of kanye west waaaay more than they are of 50. But you can’t really fault krs for supporting his home team, no matter how bad their album sucks.

  • Cuban Link

    in no particular order, KRS NaS and Melle are the greatest MCs ever.

    lmao @ this post though.KRS isnt Fiddys fav by the way.Remember in Hate it Or Love It? “My favorite rapper used to say ch-check out my melody”

    anyways coming from a Queens native, Im done with Curtis for now, even though its better than Graduation.I just never fucked with that album.Still Will Kill, the song w/ Dr Dre, and I Get Money Remix w/ Jay and Diddy are the only tracks Im still banging from 50.Ayo Technology is still decent, but im getting sick of it.that mMovin up track is dope.

    But fuck that shit for now, cuz right now Im geared up for American Gangster.EVen more than Curtis.This shit doesnt look like itll disappoint at all neither.Im even moer hyped about this than HHID.Maybe cuz of Roc Boys.Id ont know, but wh/e it is——

    AMERICAN GANGSTER-11/2/07.BITCH

  • Around and Around

    Who gives a shit what KRS thinks? If you like 50 ride with him buy his CD if you like Kanye buy his CD. Other than that, where’s the controversy? B/c KRS chose 50? GTFOH it’s one mans opinion. Focus on a real issue.

  • Billy Sunday’s Father

    You always make such great points son…it’s a shame my constant beating of your turned you into a drunk.

    But on a happier note, JT Money is finally in the news again…

  • phatsam

    some of you dudes are boderline fags. music is entertainment you will look at scarface the movie are you looking for up lifting hidden messages how many of you mother fuckers that want to be so concious how many of you read books about marcus garvey or watch any of micheal moore movies,about what freedoms are being taken away from you. .when i listen to music i like my movies with action or comedy thats what i get with 50 i consider my self a hard dude.now they say that brokeback mountain was a good movie and thats like kanye cd because techno and rap is not hot to me and the song i am talking about is stonger and dudes keep talking about the album its a classic.then the verse when he says when he saw jay he was so shy and you closet motherfuckers talking about that shit goes hard then the purse and the pink shirt the real reason he out sold 50 becaues we live in a different time and this generation grew up without there dads and are confused sexually alot of the real dudes are. locked up or dead .and if you dont believe me look at the shows on mtv.

  • http://www.akirathedon.com AK D

    Phatsam, dawg, you need to chill on that Real Man shit. What are you, living in a cave and clubbing broads? Seriously.

    Anyway, my boy Spiky, a London cat who lives in NYC nowadays was DJing some posh spot last week in Manhattan, and turns out it was a birthday party for the sister of – Memph Bleek. “You know this dude?” he asks me, being an indie rock/mod ignoramus. “He ordered, like, 20 bottles of crystal, the waitress was fucking happy. He kept having a go at me to play more rap but I only had bootlegs. His sister was loving it though, she kept asking what the songs were. I think she’s in fashion. Anyway, I was a bit scared of him cos I didn’t have any rap but she was like, don’t worry, he’s a pussycat, he wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

    He was most amused when I explained the concept of Bleek, obviously.

  • phatsam

    to AK D dont get me wrong i like R&B and i like the movie ghost but i will look at 300 once a week.i call it like i see it if you in the car riding with your homeboy baging stronger you are suspect.

  • Raised under Reagan

    Billy X. Sunday Says:

    October 12th, 2007 at 1:38 pm
    Worley,
    Sorry homey, but you don’t know what the fuck you are talking about. Google some images of the Cold Crush Brothers or the Furious Five and you will see some of the tightest leather outfits ever.

    KanYe’s music is just as Hip-Hop as Fifty Cent, if not moreso. The idea of Hip-Hop was to take a situation that was fucked the fuck up and make it better.

    Niggas were being ravaged by heroin and dirty corrupt cops. Hip-Hop was created for people to be themselves and rise above the ghetto life. If you were born after 1977 you can’t begin to understand what Hip-Hop really is.
    ^^^^^^^^

    Co sign. Even though Phonte leaked it on some Radiohead inspired ‘f@ck your couch… industry’. Getback 10/23

    peace.

  • fam86

    everybody wait….let me get this straight.u asked krs a question and he chose an answer then you turn around and question him like he talkin crazy?!what the fuck

  • http://www.akirathedon.com AK D

    300?

    Dude!

    Come on. Aside from being the most seriously homoerotic movie I have ever shuddered through, you gotta be aware of the subtext. The neocon crime mob are using that to propogate that whole “lone power save the bitches” bullcrap. Those dudes were lames. Fuck them and thier lube-ed titties!

    Check it –

    http://rigint.blogspot.com/2006/10/necromocracy-part-one.html

    And, yeah, you wait 15 years and look back at this era of rap “fashion” and your toes will POP OFF with cringey gayness.

    Fucking VESTS. Come on!

  • Mr. Theory

    Man…this sucks…

    just proves how greedy Hip-Hop has become, and how the love of blazing the mic ani’t what it used to be…

    Hell, If KRS-1…”the teacher”…would rather go for the doe with 50 Cent then spit a sick flow with Kanye, what kind of chance does Hip Hop have now?

    …Damn…

  • Casper

    I swear yall dudes be on RN sometimes..

  • Gamma

    @grippy:
    Cosign my nigga he’s a fool for that.
    and joe budden is back fuck yall haters!

  • Triple D

    Fuck KRS-One. This nigga has been trippin since the mid-nineties. Fuck him.

  • HAWAIIAN

    Hey fuck you “Triple D”, you need to fuckin’ respect the GOAT.

    KRS-1 is the king of this hip hop we love.

  • LOL

    LMAO…BILLY X IS MAD AT HIS HIPHOP GOD FOR LIKEING 50.

    HOW DARE YOU DISOBEY?

    LOOKS LIKE UR HIPHOP/RAP LIST IS WORTHLESS.

    “When I hear artists like 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Camron, Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg, etc I hear courage, fearlessness and victory over the streets. And when I hear Kanye West, Common, Talib Kweli, etc I hear vision, innovation, and the pursuit of life’s higher ideals. ALL OF THIS IS HIP HOP! And all of it is good. ALL OF IT! Not one style over another or one style better than another. All of it together is Hip Hop, and you will not have true Hip Hop without this balance of ideas and expressions” -KRS-One

    ^^^^

    YOU STAY LOSING FAGGOT.

  • LOL

    YOU HEAR THAT U FUGGIN NERDBALL

    ALL OF IT IS HIPHOP

    LMAO!!

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    LOL,
    You are a shameless dickrider. Your deadbeat dad is prah’lee in some prison angry that he didn’t just Superman your moms because you are a waste of a child support payment.

    “KanYe’s music is just as Hip-Hop as Fifty Cent, if not moreso. The idea of Hip-Hop was to take a situation that was fucked the fuck up and make it better.”

    Sit down and shut the fuck up.

    Or not.

  • worldfamouschris

    you know what KRS-One is good for nowadays, talking about hip hop…i think thats about it…he was hot in his time but he never evolved beyond that point sorry to say…Nas been around how long now, he still sound fresh and hungry and capable of adapting, something alot of old school acts should get up on…in any walk of life, even the average mans you need to adapt and keep pace with the world around…otherwise you end up one of those old people complaining and wishing for the old times rather than living today

  • mike

    I still can’t believe the icon Krs-1 co-signed curtis, Chris fuck you, and that is coming from a criminal minded motherfucker. curtis is not hip hop, he is tip the cops. Krs-1 sit the fuck down, and I might be a year or two older than you.

  • LOL

    LOL@ BILLY CHANGING HIS VIEWS AFTER HE BLATANTLY POSTED A RAP VS HIPHOP LIST AND SAID 50 WAS RAP…HOW HE’S

    “JUST AS HIPHOP”

    FACE IT SON…YOU CAN MAKE SHIT UP ABOUT MY “FATHER BEING IN PRISON” OR ME BEING “GAY” OR ME BEING IN MY MOMMAS BASEMENT.

    BUT THE FACT REMAINS….I WAS RIGHT , YOU WERE WRONG.

    YOURE HIPHOP SEGREGATION LIST WAS POINTLESS..LIKE I SAID AND YOUR GOD KRS ONE SAID….ITS ALL HIPHOP.

    YOU DICKRIDING BAVKPACXKER FAGGOT.

    KEEP COURTING WHITE KIDS AT ROCK THE BELLS.

  • LOL

    THIS SHIT AINT A RELIGION.

    YOU FAGGOTS KEEP CRYING CAUSE THEY DONT OBEY UR “HIPHOP RULES”.

    LMAO..SAD MOTHER FUCKERS.

    STOP CRYING

  • Fire

    LOL, I agree with you, and going by this post, Billy does too, but stop hating. White kids at Rock The Bells don’t believe that shit. Plus, black people went there too. Ever thought of that?

    Plus, Rock The Bells couldn’t have been that bad (oh my God, a white hip hop fan NOT going to Rock The Bells, brace yourself) if it had artists like Wu Tang and Talib Kweli. Oh, let me guess, by your reasoning only white kids like groups like Wu Tang, right? Enter the Wu Tang: 36 Chambers was a classic, anyone who says different was probably dropped on their head repeatedly as a child. It’s all hip hop like you said, but if you don’t like Billy’s blogs why do you come on and post here? Do you need more attention or something? Just a question.

  • http://www.myspace.com/michaelbjordan THE UNDERWRITER

    KRS may be God to some of you, but to me he’s as pussy as Playtex.

    Disses Nelly.

    Gets owned by Nelly and an 80′s rock/hair band has-been.

    Makes a reply song that was like a dog whistle.

    Becomes the poster boy for 400 pound “vegans”.

    I really hate it when you “purists” lose focus and take up for senile rappers. I learned more from Eazy-E than “The Teacha.”

    No Lupe.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com hands up

    grippy. have you really listened to kanye’s last album how is he talking about peace love and unity all he talks about is himself and his clothes that he buys. and billy x how can you compare the way rappers dress now compared to the days of cold crush, that was the fasion back then not now. that real tight clothes shit is straight gay its not even fitted its just too tight. but the last part you wrote i agree with or at least the early 80′s

  • http://www.xxlmag.com hands up

    grippy. have you really listened to kanye’s last album how is he talking about peace love and unity all he talks about is himself and his clothes that he buys. and billy x how can you compare the way rappers dress now compared to the days of cold crush, that was the fasion back then not now. that real tight clothes shit is straight gay its not even fitted its just too tight. but the last part you wrote i agree with or at least the early 80′s

  • king equality victorios

    I feel what your saying but I agree with the teacher I copped both lps 5o albulm got more of that hiphop feel kanye albums not bad but it is techno shit and it aint conscious at all what so up lifting about a blond dyke and yeah he’s been recycling that line since the last album non rapping corney motherfucker

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Hands Up,
    Forget fashion trends when you are listening to music, unless you listen to music to guide you on what clothes you want to buy. Rappers have always been flashy when they are into that expensive shit. Years ago you would have to rock a Michael Jackson leather jacket with a hundred zippers if you wanted to pull the bitches. Now it is all about a tight ass Christian Dior track jacket.

  • fam86

    krs has a right to like 50.why not?50cent=good artist when hes on form.dont ride the fuck 5o bandwagon.he been had ill lyrics.kanye is an excellent artist too.50 is better than some of these revered underground guys to me.truth be told

  • DIDER

    50 cent?his album was all hype.2 aight songs on it.timberlake killed better than curtis on his own shit.what he did was connect his album to kanyes so that any 50 fans would buy his shit.g-unit is no more.aint nothin hot comin out of that camp.kanyes want that good either.but at least dude is always breaking new ground.be it a hit or a miss.not the same tired shit about “i run newyork”.when big did i never heard some tired ass nursery rhymes comin out his mouth

  • http://myspace.com/blublack Blublack

    Krs thinks 50 is more hiphop than Kanye. He thinks that music Kanye is doing is not real hiphop, to Krs one, thats why he jump on 50, cause 50 would sign him, if he felt he could make money. Kanye lAST ALBUM was to show that he can do an album like T pain, but better. just to show him that, that was corny, thats not hiphop, real hiphop is beef, and testing your skills on rappers you think your better than. LL COOL J, KILLED THREE RAPPERS AT ON TIME, ON ONE SONG, (till the break of dawn) thats hiphop, but 50 was beefing to much and that got corny, so he had to switch it up. Cause if you cant make a hit song, your done

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