K.I.M.

I was instructed by my boss’ boss to not go in on the Elliott Wilson situation, but since I exist at this site tenuously anyhoo I thought I would say something for the record. And since rap records’ sales figures are in the shitter prah’lee no one will buy this drop by the time I’m done.

Keep it moving XXL mag dot commenters.

It’s just that simple. What the fuck do you care why Elliot Wilson isn’t here any longer? There’s no conspiracy. Sonn-dula just ain’t here. So what now? Are you gonna stop listening to rap music? Are you gonna stop reading publications that talk about rappers? What in your life gets improved when you know why and where Elliott is?

That’s ho shit you are worried about. Don’t worry about Elliott. That nigga is doing better than all of us. Combined. I’ve got a column at XXL mag dot com and my ass is still eating tuna out of the can. Not even albacore sonn. Dark meat tuna. My cable got shut off over the weekend. I watched football at the Circuit City on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. I’m typing this shit from the public library at Grand Army Plaza. Meanwhile E Dubbz lives in a billion dollar penthouse condominium with Jay-Z and Common as neighbors.

Elliott Wilson is gon’ be aiight. First off, he’s lightskin and figures show that good hair negroes live life on the sweet side of the street. So you know he left Harris Publications with his dignity. Good hair jigs like Elliott and Keith Clinkscales always stay crispy. Not so much speaking of Vibe magazine, but have you seen E Dubb’s wife? How the hell did he bag that? He ain’t even a pretty lightskin nigga either. Sonn has hell’s game I guess so wherever he goes his shit is gon’ be aiight. XXL mag and this online bastard child will be fine too. So while all you ho ass niggas speculate on the whys and the wherefores you need to keep your shit moving as well.

If you work at Mickey Dee’s this is the year you get promoted to fries up from bathroom cleaning duties. If you already work on fries you have reached the ceiling for growth and you should move on up to Boston Market or some shit. Shouts to all of y’all in school now getting a degree in some shit that will keep you in debt until you are 34yrs old. What up to all the XXL dot commenters at their jobs now reading this shit. I’m just like y’all and when I get back home I am gonna take me some drugs and sip me some wine.

Elliott Wilson is gon’ be aiight. The rest of us? Not so much.

  • Ryan

    At work and hating it, currently in school getting into debt for a job I will hopefully love.

  • http://www.rockthedub.com khal

    i personally stopped listening to hip-hop.

    nah in all seriousness, canned tuna is the truth. that was my lunch. well, tuna sandwiches but they came from the can. none of that albacore though. i got benefits, nigga.

  • og bobby j

    I saw madd people asking about that shit, like it fucking matters….

  • b-ease

    Unlike any other rap journalist, YN’s XXL editorials made him an actual figure in the culture. Asking about his well-being may be some “ho” shit, but asking what the fuck happened is completely understandable.

  • blacker cracker

    i’m finished with this site, not because YN got fired, but because i genuinely feel that that reading this shit makes me dumber. i will never post here again. i will be trying to get smarter.

  • http://www.pimpinpens.blogspot.com triplesixninja

    i didn’t see what all the fuss was about myself.

  • Ghost Deini

    “That’s ho shit you are worried about. Don’t worry about Elliott.”

    SPEAK!

  • http://www.pimpinpens.blogspot.com triplesixninja

    you should try canned wild salmon. that shit is funk. better than tuna plus with more omega 3s.

  • Combat Jack

    ^”It’s just that simple. What the fuck do you care why Elliot Wilson isn’t here any longer? There’s no conspiracy. Sonn-dula just ain’t here. So what now? Are you gonna stop listening to rap music? Are you going to stop reading publications that talk about rappers? What in your life gets improved when you know where and why Elliott is?”

    On the real, my life is FUCKED now that Elliot Wilson is no longer at XXL. I’m ’bout to go home, drank some drank, beat my wife and abused the fuck out of my kids. SHIT!

    ^^ “Shouts to all of y’all in school now getting a degree in some shit that will keep you in debt until you are 34yrs old.”

    More like 45 years old homie.

  • Ghost Deini

    “I watched football at the Circuit City on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues.”

    CLASSIC

  • Mr.Wang

    I think we all got dem days….I always feel like shit….

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    CJ,

    Don’t do that fam since you got a finer main source than E Dubbz.

    Do what I do which is to beat the skin offa my side order.

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Word! But I dont drink wine, homie.

  • Anghell

    Wait, Elloitt got fired?

    • Yaw

      That’s actually quite funny haha, yeah apparently his contract run out n it ain’t getting renewed- but I ain’t one to gossip

  • daesonesb

    I asked about it.

    Because I liked his blog. I listened to almost every one of those god damned breakadays, trying to find out where the samples were from.

    People that ask about that shit are just concerned because XXLMAG.com was elliot wilson’s baby, and no one wants to see anything bad happen to it.

    I could give a fuck about whether he has or does not have a source of disposable income right now. That’s not my intention when I ask about him.

    For serious… the other day I ate a full one pound can of sardines in hot sauce for dinner, chasing that shit down with a slice of cheese. Im not worried about whether elliot can afford the lease on his mercedes.

    Take it as a complement that I care about the fate of the site which you people have built.

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  • dameSTAtus

    ^^”What up to all the XXL dot commenters at their jobs now reading this shit. I’m just like y’all and when I get back home I am gonna take me some drugs and sip me some wine.”

    I mean, are you like speaking directly to ME? LOL. That Trader Joe’s 2007 Buejolais is straight fire!

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    daesonesb,
    Don’t take it personal homey. Hip-Hop has to be bigger than even XXL if it gonna stay around. It need to as large as an 8X Avirex.

    Sardines is the shit too. Do not, I repeat DO NOT fuck with the Bumble Bee canned oysters. Them shits taste madd good with hot sauce but they gave me wild gass.

    dameSTAtus,
    Trader Joes is the classy supermarket wine. I’m drinking some shit out of a box that I mix with Pepsi. My shit gets real grimey when I am waiting on my XXL digit.

    • og bobby j

      Son, that box shit is fire….its been known to lead to some memorbale shit. Namely, out a box to the head after a 24 pack and some fine herbals and you just might get caught pullin the fire alrams in the all girls dorm at your local college….im just sayin.

  • http://gooddoctorzeus.blogspot.com DocZeus

    I’d normally agree but YN did make himself a public figure by constantly bragging about his accomplishments and the accomplishments of his friends (Jay-Z to an almost obscene degree) so it makes sense that we would want to know what the hell happened to him.

    Plus, its general massive media hypocrisy to make a living bagging on celebrities, politicians, etc when they fuck up in their personal and then catch major feelings when the shoe is the other foot.

    We the people demand to know what happened to YN…Feed the beast, Billy! Feed the beaaaaast.

  • http://www.myspace.com/fucklarrybrite Larry Brite

    damn BILL – Sry, but FUCK U.

    until ther is an application i can (or ANYONE else 4 that matter) fill out saying the color of parents i want to raise me : buck-up and get over it.

    There are lightskinned dOOds that HOODAZFUCT that get treated like shit by the world because they HOODAZFUCT – pretty simple

    Just like how EVERYONE on ‘the block’ (or whereeverthafuct) will cap on a preppy ass negro/cracker/disco when they walk by

    It’s all whatever because:
    - grand ma & grandpa STILL think i’ma rob them
    - White people gonna still trust me to a certain extent
    - asians gonna still hate me for dating there daughter (hispanic too)
    - Most black folks are cool (because ya’ll got cousens that look like us – RIGHT?), but once u got to a spot they don’t know u in your car that look nice UH-oHh, someone trys to show ya why momma bought it 4 ya at the wrong time (or daddy – he’s white right???)

    ***COOL RIGHT? – U more encouraging to listen too than ma parents! At least u sayin i’ma succeed!!
    -

    download my free mixtape called, “MULATTO” @ http://www.MySpace.com/LarryBrite

    (just click on the album cover in the ‘about me’ portion)

  • yaboy

    LMAO. ELLIOT AND HIS BROAD.

    tinyurl.com/ywu9sv

  • yaboy

    Seriously though, dudes talking about Elliot Wilson.

    WHY THE FUCK IS BRITNEY SPEARS A NEWS STORY?

    Now THAT is some dumb ass shit to be talking about. I flipped on Larry King Live and that old ass crab is debating britney spears…

    SMH.

  • Yaw

    I’m not going to lie, XXL is my favourite magazine and when one of the main people who I associated with it’s success gets fired, I want to know why (sorry for sounding rude btw).

    I thought the magazine (and Elliot (-is that one or two ‘l’s) Wilson for that matter) was doing good. The last time someone got fired from a magazine, The Source was bankrupt, and furthermore, were getting sued to make things worse.

    If you or Bol were to get fired, I’d be asking even more questions, as you’re the main reasons I check the site (I need to get an education from somewhere- I sure aren’t getting one from my degree haha).

    But as long as YN’s firing isn’t a consequence of more sinister issues, like Harris Publications or whoever wanting XXL to sell out like Vibe (as SOHH’s reporting), then I’m good.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piffcaso aka The New Millenium Kareem Akbar

    I neva speculated nothin, had no reason to, shit happens B…….

    i got no problems wit da nigga and thought he was cool as fuck as a writer and EIC……

    his editorials were definitely entertaining at the minimum, and on-point when the content was agreeable……

    nothin in life is garunteed but death anyway, at the end of the day, the clock neva stops,

    Get Green, Peace!s

  • http://WWW.IMPERIALFILMWORKS.COM H.IMPERIAL

    NI66AZ WANNA KNOW CAUSE THEY LIKE 2 GOSSIP BOUT SHIT LIKE BITCHES…..YN GONNA BE AIIGHT…….

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  • Neven

    Change is always good either for the left side of the feild or the right. Now the xxl mag staff is goin’ have to work extra hard to keep them readin’ and mabey the will listen and stop puttin’ the second rate rappers on the cover and give scratch at least 30 pages of the mag it’s the least you can do.

    Grilled tuna man

  • http://rey.alumnah.com ReyTheHussein

    You raise some good points, Billy.

    I dug YN’s last bunch of blogs, including the 24/24 stuff.

    Only thing I’m really concerned with is what “new direction” XXL’s print incarnation is gonna go in. The shit was already poppy as fuck–what’s left? It sure as shit isn’t get back music of substance.

    I have a feeling it’s either gonna go in the Vibe gossippy direction, or in the pretentious Bol “Spin Magazine” direction.

    In any event, it’s worth keepin an eye on, even if Mr. Wilson is gone.

    –Rey
    http://www.alumnah.com

  • og bobby j

    oh btw, tuna melt with hot and sweet peppers…thats what it is.

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    just punched in,got 7 hrs to go just bought a case of heiny & a sacc of hi-drilly left over from new years. box wine is for pussies….go fuck with that Red Irish Rose then tell me you broke.

    • sp3

      i thought it was called wild irish rose. grape kool aid &thunderbird!

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    @ sp3 you right cuz,the Red is just the flavor. brings back gut rot just thinkin bout that shit…..& what you know bout that Blue Kool Aid w/Tbird never tried grape.Dont forget the Nightrain

  • http://incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    Wait, YN got dropped?? When did that happen?

    Yeah your right, Wilson will be aite. I’m sure. But that doesn’t mean XXL will be. I mean, I attribute the flavor and style of mag and this site to him. He had final oversight. I don’t know who’ll rise to the top of the ranks now, but the next person in line might not be the best person.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    I wish YN much success. It’ll be cool to see him wind up somewhere with more money, like Imus.

    Onward and upward.

  • http://www.myspac.com/moneyburnzofficialpage Money Burnz

    True indeed…worry about keepin your own job……Breathe….

  • http://www.myspace.com/joyjoy07 QuEen k0n9

    LOL! This shit is mad funny! “Shouts to all of y’all in school now getting a degree in some shit that will keep you in debt until you are 34yrs old.” LOL! I’m one of them people reading this from school in the schools library. I go to NYU on an academic scholarship ya digg so as long as the GPA 3.0 and above no debt for me! Keep doing ya thang!

  • EReal

    Looks like they gonna hafta pull that RocaWear AD huh?

    LOL @ When noone gave a fuck when Tara and Sic left.

    Besides, we all already know what it is.

    Peas.

  • latino heat

    elliot wilson getting fired is all bad. if it weren’t for him xxl would have been gone years ago. remember Blaze? Rap Sheet? all of them folded when they were trying to compete with the once mighty Source. xxl used to just be another also ran in the world of hip hop mags until he took the mag to the next level. not only did xxl take the #1 spot in the rap mag game, they made the source damn near irrelevant. i know the source had alot of other factors that lead them to where there currently at, but before any of that xxl had already taken over. something that no one thought was possible 7 or 8 years ago. harris publications or whoever should have given him whatever he wanted. i would laugh my ass of at them if he goes back to the Source and turns that sinking ship around just like he did with xxl. wouldn’t harris publications feel like some fuckin assholes then. good luck yn. and good luck to xxl, ya’ll are gonna need it more than he is.

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

    Shouts to all of y’all in school now getting a degree in some shit that will keep you in debt until you are 34yrs old.

    NOT THIS CAT. GOOD POST THO. RESPECT TO E. WILSON.

  • http://koolkidkulture.blogspot.com/ Koolkidkulture

    LOL at the post.

    Good luck with that, Ryan.

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  • Hannah Smith

    It’s worth pointing out that XXL was actually a better magazine to read (and had fewer half-naked rappers with oil all over their chests) long before it went down the ‘battling with The Source’/dumbed-down route that it’s ended up at today.

  • Smoove

    yeah, Elliot Wilson will be alright.

    and we will too.

    …or at least, I will be.

  • Mr.Wang

    Yeah now lets role da weed out.

  • M

    PLEASE! as much shit as Wilson has talked over the years, do you really think we’re gonna give him a pass to just slither into the background without an explanation as to why he got canned by the same magazine he’s been using as a platform to lord over the industry for the last few years? All that talk about how Wilson is gonna be all right is irrelevant at best and an awful smokescreen at worst. What the fuck does that have to do with anything? We wanna know what happened. If the shoe was on the other foot and it was a Source editor who got canned, do you think Wilson would let them off the hook that easy? I don’t think so. Keep It Moving. You sound weak, homie. You spend every blog barking up different trees, but for some reason this is one tree you ain’t trying to shake, huh? Smells like bullshit to me.

  • http://koolkidkulture.blogspot.com/ Koolkidkulture

    “Not even albacore sonn. Dark meat tuna”

    LOL.

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  • Jerz!

    “Unlike any other rap journalist, YN’s XXL editorials made him an actual figure in the culture. Asking about his well-being may be some “ho” shit, but asking what the fuck happened is completely understandable.”

    Word.

  • EReal

    Where da fuck is this bitchmade coward at? LOL!

    I guess when Elliott moved on out, everyone attached to his balls was destined to swang on out tha door like a candy slab, ya heard me? BAHAHHAA!

  • b-ease

    I’m wary of counting chickens, but…could Billy be gone for good? And if so, was it this blog (i dont think the coulumnists were supposed to say shit about YN one way or the other)that got him canned, or simply the fact that somebody finally realized what an amazingly shitty writer this dude is. I’m banking on a combination of the two.

  • LiSA

    helloooooo !! in here..
    ..

    .

    beeches

    no no Billy, not you baby

  • http://koolkidkulture.blogspot.com/ Koolkidkulture

    time for new post, maybe?

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