iDance, But iCan’t Watch My Feet

‘Birthday Girl’ and ‘Lollipop’ are the two hottest Hip-Hop tracks in 2008. Even NaS’ ‘Be A Nigger’ song didn’t generate as much discussion and that’s even with NYOIL nipping at the lil’ homey’s heels.

‘Birthday Girl’ was a lot better than you humps thought and it will be one of the joints that gets the white girls all crazy when the Roots perform it live. What? Who do you think goes to live shows anyhoo? At least that is who goes to the Roots live shows. I’m sure that there will be some people of color at the Lil’ Wayne show where he does his smash hit ‘Lollipop’. Good for you. I hope you enjoy yourself.

The word is finally out that the reason why rap music sucks is because its audience sucks. The music lacks originality because you (and myself), the listeners aren’t demanding it. Why? Because you live in a world where all your cassettes, CD’s and mp3′s are embedded onto your iPod. Whatever sound you want is accessible to you immediately and you no longer crave anything new.

Okay, that was too simplistic an answer, but it isn’t far from the truth. Here we are in May and there isn’t a real knocking track for the summer. At least I had ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothin’ last year along with Joell Ortiz’ remix of ‘Hip-Hop’. Even the Dips had that Duke da God mixtape floating around. What is really good this year? Bupkus.

We should be in the streets protesting. Instead we aren’t doing a damn thing. Y’all aren’t doing a damn thing. I’m getting my ass high since my check from Harris came through. So as I see it at least I’m doing something. First off, y’all need to stop hating on the people who speak their mind when they say that someone is making wack ass music. Just because a fool is getting paid off some shit that he used his Sega console to make doesn’t mean that I should celebrate that shit.

Dumbasses always talk about, “at least sonn is getting paid”, as if that justifies doing wack shit. SMH to the motherfuckers that think getting a check for wack shit is a cause for celebration. Like getting drunk. Which is what I’m doing now. I bought myself a bottle of Belvedere vodka and this expensive ass orange juice called Tropicana Pure. I’m going to live it up tonight because I don’t know if I will ever get another check from XXL.

I don’t know what you turkey burgers are doing but you ain’t living my lifestyle. Premium vodka and pr0n downloads all weekend. Did you copp that Roots album yet? Y’all fools be bullshitting. I’m winning, never sinning.

  • easdg

    SMH ?? wut dat supose to mean

    • Jhene Chi Towns Finest

      I would agree with you on some parts, the music is gettin weak and the listeners do need to make a stand, but you sound a lil off. go to rehab sweet heart then come back and write an article holla at ya girl

  • i am hip hop

    word my nigga

  • http://ajcastillo08@hotmail.com Pancho

    Im in the A, on the same tip. Im referring to burning some la-la-la but im too broke for the vodka :( …word on the pron im bittorring some roxy reynolds right nau…wachao

  • master cheef

    yeah, xxl needs to let you go.

    i’ve tried to give you the benefit of the doubt many times, but it really seems like a constant struggle for you to come up with anything worth a fuck.

    YOUR shit is mad wack, son. If you’re gonna live to call out shit that is wack, you better be a little tight yourself. You are a massive tool of epic fucking proportions.

    Kill yourself, bitch.
    What kind of a grown man has a blog about sneakers?

    • EReal

      Yo forreal, I was gonna call shenanigans on B.X.S. for being a hypocrite yo! lol!

      “I’m getting my ass high since my check from Harris came through.”

      “SMH to the motherfuckers that think getting a check for wack shit is a cause for celebration”

  • http://www.rockthedub.com khal

    i didnt buy rising down, but i did just cop 3 things from cd universe:

    portishead’s third cd
    james brown – soul survivor dvd (based on robbie’s pete rock interview)
    nba street v3 for ps2

  • k swanger

    I gotta get to the liquor store before closes…

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Khal,
    Good shit on that JB DVD. There was a free show at the Apollo tonite that was airing some rare concert footage. I imagine that shit is on the DVD you copped.

    MasterCheef,
    The blog you are referring to talks about my sneakers, my comic books, my action figures, my CD’s, my classic funk records, my Polo sweater collection, my social politics and the NYC nightlife scene.

    Do you have a website? PrA’li not, because you are a bitch. Go back to fucking your sister.

    • EReal

      Action figures & Polo Sweater Collection?

      So you’re a reciever then huh…

  • Gumer

    realest shit you ever wrote

    if some real niggas started demandin some real music then maybe we can get back to that true hip hop shit….fuck soulja boy

    holla

  • Billy said the truth

    Fuck doggy, I’ve bin telling the truth all day in here, fucking dick riders don’t know when to hop off their favorite rappers dicks. It’s not just soldier boy trash it’s your favorite rappers of the 90′s selling the fuck out and losing all cred while at the same time can’t spit, flow, rhyme, write or walk like they use to but kids are still on their nuts just because of who they use to be and think the shits all gravy. That’s not good enough, these old cats are still playing ball on two bum knees and shooting 10 foot jumpers to get by, after a decade of 360 windmills and think we spose to like that shit ? fuck outta here, if you don’t got the 360′s no more call it quits and let the young hearts step up.

    Gay-z and Fiffty comes to mind when I wrote this, use to love the kids know there fucking garbage just riding the formula to their deaths, but without the heart of a struggler, I ain’t hearing none of it anymore, and all these other x gangsters selling out to the pop-hop life. Hip-hops not dead it just transformed into hard pop music with the only goal being money even if that means being ghay and having no self respect.

  • k swanger

    I got my drank…

    Good looking Billy for mentioning that Belvi’…Been a long time.

    Got off bout 10:30 and had a taste for something.

    cop the trees this morning.

    I noticed you commented after I left so You’re probably gonna see this in the next few minutes…I like your spot in this internet universe…

    You encouraged me to travel outside the country when I get my money right.

    I’m getting my passport next year…

    You a real dude, BX.

    later.

    oh yeah…I write too…Sorry if I’m kinda rambling.

    Bun B is performing down the street from me tommorrow night…Can you guess what city I’m in?

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    K,
    Sound like you in H-Town.

    Hey pimpin’, you don’t need a passport or too much paper to take a nice little jump. Let me suggest Cancun in Mexico. If you can stand the summer heat in June or July that place is affordable – $500 for airfare and hotel 7 days.

    Yeah man, I had to get right with my drank and my other vices. Its fucking Friday and all my money went into bills and shit.

    Fuck it though, at least I’m high.

    • BIGNAT

      BILLY YOU NEED A PASSPORT NOW TO LEAVE TO PLACES EVEN CONNECTED TO THE U.S. THAT MEANS CANADA AND MEXICO THEY CHANGED THE RULES ONCE THEY STARTED MAKING THOSE PASSPORTS WITH THE CHIP IN THEM

  • k swanger

    Nah Bill…I’m in the 205.

    I would hate it here…They play Wayne all day on the radio.

    He was here last saturday…

    I cop “rising down” thur okayplayer… got the t shirt too.

    Styles P’s best Verse since “Good Times”.

    Like the hippies smoked back in the 70s!?!

    Good shit…

  • Worley

    “Dumbasses always talk about, “at least sonn is getting paid”, as if that justifies doing wack shit. SMH to the motherfuckers that think getting a check for wack shit is a cause for celebration.”

    No doubt. A wack n*gga is just a wack n*gga. I don’t give a good cot damn how much s/he got paid to be wack. No hate involved.

  • Dub Sac

    “The word is finally out that the reason why rap music sucks is because its audience sucks. The music lacks originality because you (and myself), the listeners aren’t demanding it.”

    I was thinking this shit just the other day. People always wanna say “the major labels are fucking it up cause they don’t put out real shit.” Are you buying the real shit that’s not on a major? Or do you cop bullshit cause it’s easy to find? If y’all actually bought real shit and created a demand for it, the majors might start backing up the real rappers and we wouldn’t have to hear wack shit on the radio all day long.

    As for me and mine, I just picked up Lupe’s “the cool” and Eric B. and Rakim’s “follow the leader.” Support the headz that are breaking the mold – past, present and future. Word.

  • k swanger

    ^^
    k swanger correction;

    U would not like it…

  • P-Matik

    Seems to me that the chasm between “underground” shit and “mainstream” shit is finally starting to close back up (slowly). You got Little Brother putting wack ass Weezy on they shit because Weezy admitted that he was a fan. Kweli getting day radio play.

    The “underground” never had summer bangers cuz the majors drive that shit. Man, majors dont even A&R hip-hop artists like they used to, you think they are gonna focus on some pure rap track to bring summer in??? All you got now is soft ass rap/r&b fusion shit.

    I agree with the cat that wondered if its cuz people are too lazy to look for real shit. Back before 1995, that’s what you had to do. Rap wasn’t on the air in the day like that before then. Also, these shitty radio conglomerated killed the mixshow. I know someone that used to spin for one of those The Beat stations back around my hometown. He said that he tried to do a live mixshow and the PD told him what he could play and IN WHAT ORDER. WTF is that shit??

    Anyway, The Roots album is pretty decent. I don’t think I like it like you do, BXS. It’s cool though. I’m really waiting on Rhymefest’s ne shit.

    • Liam

      yeh el che looks nice

    • Liam

      yeh el che looks nice

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

    I hope Wayne drops some street leveled shit, since that’s who everbody is checking for. I understand “Lollipop,” just like I understand “Country Grammar.” But both records sucked in my opinion, and still do. Now, am I hating on Nelly? Not at all. But I’m saying that his shit is usually much more radio-sex than it is street-official.

    Some Goodie Mob shit would be extra nice right about now. Or some Dre, if he’d get off his ass. Prodigy’s HNIC 2 was good, but that shit’ll make you crazy after two listens.

    50 pretty much sucks. People aren’t ready to say it, but let’s be real. There’s nothing relevant coming out of G-Unit these days. Nothing that will last more than a week.

    Where the fuck is Cam’ron? I expected more from Harlem. Juelz and Jimmy are looking foul, and the rest of the Dips are looking homeless. If Cam is really about his, he should drop something substantial. If not, there’s nobody left except Wayne and Game. T.I. can still rebound, but he needs to get his R. Kelly on (nolo) and start dropping shameless singles before he has to do his time. That way he’ll have money and a fanbase to come home to when it’s o.v. Plus, he’s already got his sentence; what else can they do to him at this point?

    I agree; I need an anthem before I totally detach from this bullshit.

    • EReal

      Body Sntachers & Elephant in the Sand mixtapes.

  • http://WWW.BEATZANDLYRICS.PODOMATIC.COM N-turn

    Good post Billy, but the real reason most people won’t demand good music is because the majority of the people are sheep & followers. The best way to influence an audience is to get at the opinion leaders. The industry always tries to bribe the opinion leaders or gatekeepers(djs, writers, popular bloggers, etc) so that the “sheeple” who follow them would soon start echoing or parroting the same opinion of said dj, writer, and or blogger even though it may have been some type of paid endorsement behind the scenes. Everyone is out to get a check instead of doing it because they love to. If Djs & writers just have a little more balls & integrity then things could possibly change for the better & we believe it’s starting to do so.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka 7Body Sin aka The Anti-Wack

    Peace,

    shits the truth, the fans are about as confused as the bullshit they register as “hot”……

    thats why i don’t even fuck with half these dudes and would rather walk around with a micro-recorder taping raindrops banging on tin garbage cans……

    wack shit is wack shit and shouldn’t be praised for the fact it’s selling.. honestly i can’t get mad at a Souljah Boy who is a teenager living out the funner times of life and creating something for his bracket to enjoy….

    da sad thing is most adults haven’t graduated out his thought bracket and instead are actually influenced by his material…..

    It’s like an adult who chooses to call themselves “young” or “lil” despite being almost 30……..

    thats why i copped both The Roots and 9Th Wonder/Buckshots newest endeavor…. i just can’t relate to all the kiddie metaphors about candy and incoherent babble with lines that rhyme at the end, if they even rhyme at all!

    Fuck who i offend, up ya game with the pen, Peace!

  • BIGNAT

    BILLY THEY LEFT BIRTHDAY GIRL OUT I WAS SO FUCKING MAD I THOUGHT THEY WOULD LEAVE IT ON AS A SECRET TRACK. OTHER THAN THAT THE ALBUM WAS REALLY GOOD THE ALBUM COVER WAS CRAZY I DIDN’T REALLY THINK THEY WERE GOING USE THAT. I SAW A WHITE LADY PASS IT LOOKING AT IT ALL FUNNY AND I PICKED IT UP. SHE SAID WHAT IS THAT I SAID YOU CAN’T READ THE ROOTS RISING DOWN. THEN SHE SAID OH THEY MADE THAT RISING UP SONG AND SHE PICKED IT UP. I HELPED SELL A ALBUM (CLAP CLAP) FOR ME.

  • Matt

    Good blog.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    BigNat,
    Thx for that info. I just went to Montreal a few weeks ago and I used my passport to buy my rail ticket.

    True story is that I was stopped at the border and questioned about my arrest record. The customs officers had a manifest printout with my arrest record going back to 1985.

    Crazy.

    I still travel though, and I still vote with felony convictions.

    • BIGNAT

      word billy my brother can’t vote thats some bullshit. how you worked that out massive hours of community service. you know how people act they don’t care about shit until they can’t do it no more.

  • Jesus Fish

    Yoooooo….

    Not to shit on all this, but the new Jeezy single with Kanye is fireeee

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    ^ Zeit-Geist.

    yeah, pretty sick shit on a level that we can’t imagine.