And Here’s Another Hit Barry Bonds…
I would argue that Hip-Hop was twenty eight years old this year. On some Hollywood age shit of course, but none the less. You’re supposed to be a grown ass man by the time your 28, but in the real world that shit don’t always pan out that way. You could find yourself homeless if not for your parent’s basement. If you spend the time wisely you too could end up blogging for the new millennium Jet magazine online cousin.
Maybe you have a bigger aspiration than the aforementioned. Good. Make it happen for yourself. Even in these last days you still control your future. And so does Hip-Hop. As rap music approaches its thirtieth birthday maybe its time for emceeing to move back into its parent’s home again. To save up some equity and develop the kind of character you need to live the rest of your life with. You don’t want Hip-Hop to end up as the old man in the club that no one wants to fuck with?
What’s the key to re-tooling rap music? [ll] pause to the last question. Rap music has enough tools right now. The artistic output is what needs reconfiguration. This new content has to be supported by the consumer as well. How many folks copped that Wu shit today? I didn’t buy it either my dudes, but that’s because I haven’t left the basement since I came home from the Mayweather fight. Floyd Jr. is like the Wu-Tang Clan. Homeboy ain’t nothing to fuck with.
I’m beginning to wonder if you dudes by ANY records at all. None of you bought the Fifty Cent album, rightfully so, but you clowns bought the Massacre two years ago. So what’s the problem now? Jay-Z’s ‘American Gangster’ was unquestionably better than his ‘Kingdome Come’ offering and still none of you have copped ‘A.G.’. You made Jigga struggle to secure RIAA gold certification. I don’t expect Ghostface’s tally from last week to overshadow any of the major label releases this year even though the rumors are that his album is on the level of ‘Supreme Clientele’.
Rap music continues to lose credibility mostly because its fans have lost their faith. Is it because you are all reeling from the deaths of legendary artists and/or up and coming weedcarriers? Are you feeling a burnout from the constant indictments leveled at female rappers while none of them can simultaneously release any music worth listening to? Maybe you dudes are still upset from the inability of your favorite artists to remember rap lyrics? As if these dudes had anything else other than skateboarding in skinny jeans to occupy their study time. T.I.’s arrest put you into a Hip-Hop boycott?
What will it take to get you bums into BestBuy? If you won’t come out and show love to the great artists of the genre then who will you support?
Yeah, Lil’ Wang drops in February.