10 Annoying Things Rappers Loooove To Do…

Comparing notes with my colleagues always proves interesting.

By most accounts, the job is fun, the hours fly by, but some of these rappers do the most annoying things. I compiled a quick list based on conversations I’ve had with my feller journalists.

10. Auto-Tunin’: I admit, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg’s Vocoder performances were damn good. BUT, with Birdman and Gorilla Zoe now getting in on the act, the craze has gone too far.

9. Strip: I’m sure some of you ladies don’t mind seeing LL Cool J take it off, but the late great Pimp C said it best. “You ain’t cut up. You ain’t 50 Cent, bitch!” Rick Ross, please advise.

8. Ask Rhetorical Questions: Nah’m saying? Nah’ mean? Actually, I don’t. Not all rappers say it, just most of them. Nowadays, it’s more like… you know, you dig, feel me? Nope!

7. Soundscan Roundouts: Dudes must think I don’t get Soundscan reports every week. Every time I interview Mike Jones, he claims, “I sold 2 mill in 06.” Worldwide perhaps, but Jones isn’t likely to specify that now is he? The same goes for 50 Cent. Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ sold 8 million domestically and 12 million worldwide, but he’ll say he sold 12 without being specific. Meanwhile, he’ll compare G-Unit’s worldwide numbers to The Game’s domestic sales.

6. Keep It Moving: Everybody from unsigned artists to Billboard chart-toppers boasts about spearheading or being part of a movement. Not so much!

5. CP Time: Whether it’s phoners or in-person interviews, rappers (weed carrier included), are almost never on time. Though I’m sure some of my colleagues can tell you different, Bun B and Kanye are just about the only two rappers I ever interviewed on time. Everybody else was waaaaaay late.

4. Name Droppin’: The smaller the rappers, the more names drop. Yung Berg will name drop Jadakiss. Jadakiss will name drop the Game. Game will name drop everybody, including Diddy. And Diddy will name drop white people.

3. Random Drops: Some of these dudes be turning phoners into radio promos. “Trilla in stores right now!” It goes question, answer, drop. “It’s the album of the year. You are not ready. Holler at your boy!” Question, answer, drop. “Trilla in stores! My album is fire! It’s kush mixed with a drop-top minivan and two triplets.” It almost never fails.

2. Dumbness: Rappers just loooooove to add “ness” at the end of every freakin’ word. “Like, my skillsfuness and my charismaness is what’s gonna separate me from the rest.” Right!

1. Blame The Media: Whooouuuuuiiiinnn! They misquoted me. Whoouiiiinnnnnnn! Granted, there are some Jayson Blair ass journalists out there. But 95% of the ones I know record all their interviews and won’t maliciously misquote you. You probably just said some “dumbness” and realized it “laterness.”

  • iDance

    Look out for that new Franchize Boys album! Fuck Nas and Common and all these other “lyricists”

    • Ghost

      Uh…word? Do what you do but why you gotta hate?

  • chad biggz

    Number 8 should have been higher…I hate that shit, yamean?

    • Pierzy

      That was my exact thought when I read it too. #8 should have been #1 to me…

  • loomoney

    1st

  • http://www.cocaineblunts.com/ noz

    “My DVD just dropped, I answer all your questions on there.”

  • gooch

    5. CP Time: Whether it’s phoners or in-person interviews, rappers (weed carrier included), are almost never on time. Though I’m sure some of my colleagues can tell you different, Bun B and Kanye are just about the only two rappers I ever interviewed on time. Everybody else was waaaaaay late.

    95% of life is just about showing up. Unfortunately nobody told rappers that.

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

      LOLLLLLLLLL

  • yourFATazzMAMA

    #8 is a bay area slang, everybody juss bites it

  • Meech

    Charismaness?

    Who said that retarded shit?

  • BIGNAT

    Nah’ mean ghostface like to use that alot Nah’ mean it’s a time saver. you don’t have to say “you know what i mean” so it works Nah’ mean hahha. (4. Name Droppin’: The smaller the rappers, the more names drop. Yung Berg will name drop Jadakiss. Jadakiss will name drop the Game. Game will name drop everybody, including Diddy). Diddy will name drop white people thats true thats fact but jadakiss name dropping game? i gotta question that one

  • Deez Nutz

    LMAO @ most of these…good post (might be your first one) lol @ charismaness

  • What’z Crackin

    Best post you ever had, especially the soundscan numbers part 50 always be doing that shit

  • 6MillionDollarMan

    All that and no mention of stuntin on youtube? Or calling people out on youtube? Thats yo new number 4.

  • Yayza

    Name dropping is the absolute worst. I just hate it. I can’t listen to The Game at all, because that’s all he does, in every single fucking song. Honestly, find me a song where he doesn’t mention Pac, Biggie, or even his supposed nemesis 50 (for hating the dude so much, he sure loves to talk about him). It wouldn’t even be as bad if it was someone like Jay-Z, but The Game is a bitch ass rapper who doesn’t deserve to use Pac’s name in the first place, and then he goes and does it over, and over, and over.

    • Mr. Rogers

      It’s his shit….just like mike jones repeating himself or young jeezy adlibs

  • Im just, Im just Rika from the Block!!!

    “And Diddy will name drop white people.”

    LMFAO….you know Diddy is all about that Stunt 101 type ish, nah mean???

  • DoubleClutch

    Shout out to “Jackpot” cuz this shit is true, from 10-1, especially #7. I think Game is the only rapper that will say how much me sold in the U.S. and worldwide. All other rappers just mention worldwide to look like they actually moved units…Lol

  • http://www.mceyetel.com Eyetel

    The CP Time is the most annoying thing. I hate when people are late to stuff. I think its disrespectful to be late

    http://www.mceyetel.com