Shawty Lo vs. T.I. = Clinton vs. Obama

Sex sells. Controversy sells. Cells sells. Fuck all that, Conflict sells. Especially when its in the same damn house.

I’ve been doing my best to keep up with whats going on in the Presidential Primaries, as most tax paying muthafuckas should. But I ain’t gonna lie, its starting to bore me. I’m just ready for them to get this shit over with. Since I’m not White, I’ll just go ahead and tell you who I’m rolling with. Barack Obama. And yeah, I’m voting for him because he’s Black.

Not ONLY because he’s Black though. Of course I agree with him on alot of things, but not everything. Of course I feel as if he is some what of a reflection of me and the America that I know. On top of that, I feel like I can trust dude and I believe in what he’s saying and planning/hoping to do. So once again, yes, I’m rolling with Obama because he’s Black, but not ONLY because he’s Black.

That being said, I don’t know whats wrong with supporting dude because of that anyway. Since when do Black folks feel that they are so accepted in society that they can’t support their own because they want to, and without having to justify and validate themselves. Do you see or hear old White women saying they’re voting for Hillary, but not because she’s old and White? Hell no. They rolling with her because they want to and don’t feel like they owe an explanation to anybody.

So if you’re Black and you want to support Obama because of that, go the fuck ahead and do it. It ain’t like the man is preaching poison or saying shit that ain’t appealing or making sense. I’m mean shit, you don’t see niggas running to the store to buy Cowboy Troy albums JUST because he’s a Black rapping cowboy do you? No. So don’t feel like you have to explain yourself in saying “I’m not voting for him just because he’s Black.” There’s nothing wrong with that. Now on the other hand, there WOULD be something wrong with that if you voted for Alan Keyes JUST because he’s Black. I mean, this mah fugga has a Ronald Reagan quote at the top of his website. That’s a red flag if I ever saw one.

Damn I went off on a tangent just then.

But yeah, these Democratic Primaries are going on too long. Hilary just needs to sit her ass down. Nobody likes you bitch! Go away. But for real though, I’m starting to think that the only reason why she keeps going is because she’s sticking to the plan. Who’s plan? Not sure. But I have my suspicions. Somebody must have told her that the election is hers and that all she has to do is make sure she shows up when they open the doors. That’s the only reason I can think of as to why this bitch is still sticking around. I’m not the biggest gambler in the world, but I wouldn’t take six million of my own dollars to dump into my campaign unless I KNEW, not believed that I could, but KNEW that I was going to win.

Her refusing to back out reminds me of how some white women behaved back when slavery was abolished. You know, the ones that were the wives of slave owners. The ones who always acted like they loved Negroes when they were cooking her food, brushing her hair, maintaining her tulips. But turned her back on them when they decided to give that whole freedom thing a shot. “The audacity of them! How dare they leave me! I’m the best thing that ever happened to them! Ungrateful Negroes! No way will I ever succumb to you! You being equal or above me is just not your rightful place!”

Damn, another tangent. My bad. I guess I’ll just end this in saying that Hilary obviously knows whats going on which is why she’s sticking around. Either that or she’s gonna destroy as much as she can in this years election so that she can look good for when she runs again in 2012. Which according to some (including your King Weezy) will be the year that shit hits the fan.

But yeah moving on. I myself find the Shawty Lo vs. T.I. verbal conflict (I’m not bestowing this silliness with the word “beef”) more entertaining. Just like the Democrats Clinton and Obama, these two dudes are practically fighting in the same damn house. Difference is on one side you have two folks arguing over controlling 50 states and having influence on the rest of the world. Where on the other side you have two grown ass men arguing about a strip of land that no one who doesn’t live there gives a got damn about.

With Clinton and Obama, that’s a fight that’s going to end eventually (soon we hope). While with Lo and Tip arguing over Atlanta’s sandlot, this is ignorant shit that can go on FOR-EFF-FER!

I’ve been on and in Bankhead and its beautiful housing communities and let me tell you, bragging about being “from” there ain’t the look. Bragging about getting out of that mutha fucka is what niggas should be aspiring to do. Granted, Bankhead and most of the Westside for that matter is one of the last chocolate parts of town. Everything and everywhere else in Atlanta is getting mowed down like no tomorrow and getting replaced with hospitals, schools, recreation centers, homeless shelters condos and shopping centers. So I guess these two gentlemen feel as though they have to rep for what’s becoming one of the last true parts of poor Black working-class Atlanta. I mean, no one wants to brag about being from Buckhead or Norcross.

I’m not going going to expose who I’m rolling with in this debate though. Like that Chappelle clip hinted at earlier, I’ll tell you who my political loyalties go to, but anything else, that shit is too personal. All I’ll say is that just like the Clinton/Obama situation, one of these niggas needs to quit while they are ahead before they really fuck up their perception, legacy and reputation.

Just like Clinton/Obama, one of these niggas have to know that they are fighting a battle that they can’t win either way so why not fall back? One person likes to think they share the whole “experienced” thing with Clinton while the other sees themselves as the new person on the block offering a change like Obama. One person think he’s realer than the other, thus more deserving of the throne. The parallels stretch for miles.

The quarrelling between these two only stands to divide the house they both claim to represent and open the door for a mah fugga that we’ll all be mad at for taking over. Well, hold on. If the Westside rep that stands the most to gain from this Lo vs. Tip shit is able to slide in and take over, I won’t be mad at all.

  • boogieland

    really, hillary clinton is just like an old white “mistress”… the worst kind too. in many ways, the women were even worse than than the men because at least the men were outright with their hatred/fear of black men.

    white entitlement. will that shit ever die???

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Cliffy V.S. The guy from D4L who looks like a MidGet version of Killa Cam? Seriously though between 2 rappers who arent exactly Lyrical Monsters(i.e. Nasir,Big Pun,Lupe..) it’s obvious you must go with wittle Disgruntled Cliffy, well, because Shawty Ho sucks major balls in the lyrics department. Anyways I think that Cliffy is so successful is because he can rap pretty fast for a Southern and he rides the beat with a melodic voice, unlike, Shawty Ho who comes off as a Z-Level Young Jeezy(whatever happen to that guy?), this is a Win-Win for Cliffy because he further his “Street Cred” with this shit right before visiting Horny Muscle-bound Corn-bred fed DeBo-looking Niggaz in The Pen. O.N.E.

  • jonathan

    you already expect them to be doing that! you dont expect niggas to be selling out everyone else for crumbs! i been telling you that! what you dont get is that money was left to me to stop that kind of shit! but you fucking slave crumb niggas did your part in makeing sure that failed you understand! and thats what it is! you understand! not now! but soon they are gonna take out of all that money and the market is gonna fold! then its gonna be problems! not now! but eventually! probably right after bush leaves office! its like you dont get it! but whatever! your too stupid! and you giving them the excuse to do what they are doing! you understand! thats the dumb part! your working for them no matter what they do! see once they seen oh he wont take all the money out he wont sink the market! i was done cause thats the plan! you understand! to bring strife to cause chaos to get excactly where your talking about! they dont want a rise of the lower class and middle class they want a futher divide and economic mayheim to accomplish there goals! your beyond stupid! and you gave right into it! for a few pennies more! point blank period! soon that money wont mean much and they gonna find a way to take it from you anyway! thats the funny part! not to mention all the sick shit your helping cover up! the sick ritualistic stalking of my folks and subsequent assualts! thanx! i love you guys your so cool! how do you justify it! oh the money!

  • V. Coleman 2

    Can anybody bring forth a elementary/middle/high school yearbook picture of TIP from a school in the Bankhead district or somethin damn?? This shit seems like it would be a open and shut case. Either the nigga from Bankhead or he not. Is there no one in Bankhead that can say they lived next door to him or played on his little leauge baseball team who can vouche for Cliff?? lol WTF!

  • master cheef

    voting for someone because they are black is the same as not voting for someone because they are black. it is racist.

    ANYBODY that says tip isnt lyrical only hears him on the radio, they haven’t listened to his albums. tip is the king. shawty lo does the laffy taffy. need i say more?

    maurice garland sounds like the type of nigga that says, “hey, big man, let me hold a dollar”, when you already know he’s got some money on him.

    • boogie nights

      dude, do you even know what it means to be racist? like, really? the only thing that I can think of that would cause you to leave such a blatantly ignorant comment as “voting for someone because they are black is racist” is that you are white….or you have been directly inspired by white people.

      people are sheep. get a clue, man. it’s 2008.

      • Detroit P

        @boogie Nights

        Naaaw..you are the ignorant one…voting for someone solely because they are black is racist…just like a company hiring a white person over an equally qualified black person just because he’s white, is rascist…racism doesn’t always have to be out of hate..making any decisions, actions, or assumptions about someone solely based on the color of their skin is rascist

  • og bobby j

    cosign with master cheef….TI can be a beast on the mic…puts a 16 together better then most cats…especially D4L someone…

    3 hundred million people in this country and we get to choose from Mccain, Obama and Ho-lary? SHit is so fixed anyway….you want to make a stance…organize a “fuck the vote” campaign and get people to stay home!

  • major

    voting for someone because they are black is the same as not voting for someone because they are black. it is racist.

    i get wat ur saying but i wouldnt call it racist, more pro-black. Not saying its not ignorant as fuck but its not racist.

    • Detroit P

      So being pro-white isn’t racist?(KKK anyone?)

  • cocotaso

    word….killa mike with the win.

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    I wasn’t saying that Cliffy can’t “Flow” and that he doesn’t have Talent, but, as far as being Lyrical or Super-Lyrical he is not one of those kind of MC’s. Period. Now I have been a Fan of Cliffy’s music since “I’m Serious”, and he can say some HOT shit and ride the beat with a catchy melody, but, as far as putting him in the same breath as ScarFace,Nasir,Pun,Lupe(yes kiddies he is the Best Lyricist out!), Common, Ice Cube,Biggie..his Lyrical dexterity isn’t yet on that level. Not saying he can’t drop a bar-none Classic where he verbalizes shit to the 3rd Degree, but, after his last effort…well….you..know…

  • http://www.xxlmag.com The Chancellor

    You said you from the westside,
    well got damn, there must be two sides!

  • master cheef

    og,
    you sho right about that shit, my nigga. you couldn’t pay me to get out there and vote on that bullshit. they’re all puppets and each one is as big a tool as the next. FUCK THE VOTE

    @ boogie alone nights,
    i cant say it any better that Detroit(stand up) P

    @chicago papi seeder
    thanks for listing all the usual suspects. i’ll have to give them a listen, sometime. but, just so i’ll know what to be looking for, what makes their lyrics so superior?

    • NAWLEDGE

      Yo master,

      Scarface- Southern Pac. His lyrics are simply superior to Tip. Not sayin Tip is garbage (Im a fan of dude myself), but just listen to “Never”, and “G-Code”. It’ll explain. The way this dude puts words and poetry together is just incredible.

      Nas- Illmatic. Changed hip hop forever. Point. Blank. Period.

      Pun- Legend. The way this dude rhymed his words, no other cat EVER did it like him. Big Daddy Kane was the first to use compound syllables by rhyming “birth day” with “first place”, but Pun took it to a whole nother level: “I crush your abdominals/ save your talk for Donahue/ this I promise you”.

      Lupe- Yes. He IS superior to Tip when it comes to lyricsim. Listen to the “Superstar Remix” again. Listen CLOSELY. You know that saying “You only get 15 minutes of fame”? Think about that saying, then listen to Lupe’s verse. Not only that, Lupe touches on more subject matter than Tip. This nigga got some crazy concepts in his songs, also. He has a song about eatin healthy using hustlin in the streets as a metaphor, and the main character in the story is a cheesburger. Thats some crazy shit. Its called “Gotta Eat”. Also check out He Say, She Say, Real Recognize Real, The Coolest, The Die, & The Cool all in that order. You’ll hear the story.

      Common- “Testify”. Nuff said.

      Ice Cube- NWA, the song “Good Day”, the diss song “No Vasaline”, and his entire career as a whole.

      Biggie- You already know.

      Tip can rhyme with the best of them, and he’s def a legend in the making. But on these dudes lyrical level, not yet my dude. He gettin there though in a quickness.

      And for the ducks out there, just to make it clear…

      T.I>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>10x Shawty Hoe.

      Today, tommorow, and forever.

      One more thing dawg. VOTE. If the country gets fucked up, you’ll have no say in it because you didnt exercise your right to vote. Of course all three “nominees” are puppets, but Im going for the puppet who’s a Pinocchio.

      OBAMA 08!!

  • master cheef

    oh and that killer mike is sho nuff a fucking montster. i’m feeling that joint on the myspace page.

  • JAY

    THIS IS THE FUNNY SHIT. T.I. HAS BEEN IN THE GAME FOR WHAT… 7 YEARS AND I NEVER BEFORE HEARD SHAWTY HO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT T.I. NOW T.I. GET CAUGHT UP AND CAN’T PHYSICALLY DO SOMETHIN TO THIS JOKER…HE WANNA POP SHIT ABOUT T.I. DO ANY OF Y’ALL REMEMBER LAFFY TAFFY AND BETCHA CAN’T DO IT LIKE ME FROM D4L GO CHECK THOSE OUT . SHAWTY HO IS STRAIGHT ASS CHEEKS AND CAN’T FUCK WIT T.I. LYRICALLY. AND OH R.I.P LIL FLIP!!!!!