Too Hot

Fuck who’s the hottest rapper. What does that shit even mean?

No, I’m not singling out the MTV Hottest Rappers in the game lists. Singling it out would mean that I cared, which I don’t. I’m talking about in general.

Being “hot” don’t mean shit. Especially in the information overload age we live in. In this day and age, being “hot” either means being on the internet the most, or being in folks face the most. Forgive me, but from the way I was raised and came up…that doesn’t necessarily sound “hot.” Being on the internet all the got damn time either shows that you have no life or you’re desperate for the attention that regular humans who interact with other regular humans in ways that don’t involve keystroke, don’t bother to give you. And being up in folks faces all the got damn time don’t sound “hot” either, that shit sounds annoying. Crazy, being the Noid is the shit these days.

But yeah, fuck being “hot.” Being hot ain’t about shit. Hot shit goes cold after a while and the only good cold thing in this world is beer and air conditioning in the summertime. Plus calling a muthafucka hot or declaring something hot really doesn’t require any real thought. All you have to do is talk about what you see immediately in front you or what you see the most. My 7 year old cousin can tell you that Lil Wayne is the “hottest” rapper because that’s all he sees. The same way your little cousin may tell you that Dora the Explorer is the “hottest” cartoon. The same way we all thought Martin Luther King is the “hottest” civil rights activist in elementary school.

Moving on, my bad.

I felt like talking about this “hot” shit because this new Bun B song I just heard. Its a FIE ass song with him, Rick Ross, David Banner, 8Ball & MJG. Its called “You’re Everything” and they are pretty much showing their love of the South. FIE ass song man. But I’ll be got dammed if Rowss ain’t fuck that song up.

The song is still fie, but his presence probably keeps it from being STRAIGHT FIE! Bun is a legend obviously. Banner (although I can’t understand his duplicitous ways, er, diversity sometimes) deserves to be on that song because like he said on the song, he put the ‘Sipp on his back and put it on the map, plus he be having shit to say. 8Ball’s verse is reminiscient of Lil Flip’s final verse on “What Yall Wanna Do” on the Undaground Legend album, when he shouted out all the forefathers of Southern Hip Hop…classic shit. And MJG came through with one of his fiest verses in a hot minute. You really have to listen to this song man.

But damn, why the fuck is Ross on there. Is it because he’s “hot?” What has he done other than put coke rap on the map? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think Ross is wack really. I’ve heard dude snap and know that he’s capable of stepping outside of this Miama drug dealer character he promotes. But damn, should he really be on this song? Wouldn’t Trick Daddy be a more ideal option?

Hearing this reminded me of the first time I heard “Pushin” from Bun’s first solo album Trill. The song is the shit. No doubt. But damn. Why was Jeezy on the song? Was it because he was “hot?” I mean nigga, Bun and ‘Face on the same song? Spitting real shit? But with Jeezy in between? Awwww man, noooooo. My brother tried to tell the arrangement made sense because Jeezy represented the new nigga on the block on the song amongst the O.G.’s. He said it offered a fresh voice and perspective to represent what was going on at the time. Good arguement. It made me think, would I want to hear Saigon or Papoose (btw, are these niggas “hot” anymore?) on a song with KRS-One and Chuck D? Would I want to hear Jay Rock or Game on a song with Ice Cube and MC Ren?*

To those last two suggestion, I ain’t gonna lie, I might be interested. But, if they stand to be as lopsided as Ross and Jeezy hopping on songs with proven legends, I’ll pass.

*=Ok, bad analogy. I probably wouldn’t mind hearing Cube, Ren and Game together.

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  • Pierzy

    We were talking about this the other day. It sucks because someone can be “hot” without being good. I’ve had arguments about horrible MCs (remember when Drag-On was “hot”??) and when I said, “They’re awful!,” the argument I always heard was, “He’s hot right now.” To me, all that means is that people like who they’re **supposed** to like or who everyone else likes. Fuck all that.

  • upjumptheboogie

    rick ross just didn’t even match on the song. dude was clearly struggling. good call on the trick daddy suggestion…

    on a random side note– pimp c SNAPPED on “underground thang”… sounds like the old pimp… RIP.

  • Deez Nutz

    Good post…

  • P-Matik

    “Fuck who’s the hottest rapper. What does that shit even mean?”

    I’ve been thinking that for the longest time but I thought I was trippin’. Same with who’s got the most “swagger”. All of it to me sounds like some weak cop-out for who has the most skills.

  • Gooch

    My thing is, who’s the hottest rapper? Are you serious?

    Let’s just talk about who the hottest artists are, fuck rap. Nobody cares about 7-8 of those top 10. Maybe the top- kanye and wayne. Everyone else it’s like what’s the point of even talking about these dudes. They’re so irrelevant

  • Bmore

    fuck a “hot” list. fuck it even more when it comes from MTV. besides giving us 30 minutes of Yo! MTV Raps they never gave a fuck about Hip-Hop until they saw $$$.

  • killer mike

    as my Chi Town homies would say “that’s a COLD” blog my brother good reading.

  • cocotaso

    amen to trick replacing ross

  • Suckapunkin’

    That MJG verse really is nice. Kinda wish 8ball wasn’t on autipilot namedropping mode on this but whatever. Trick Daddy would have been great to put on this, it’s been a minute since he’s had a beat this nice to go crazy on.

    Has anyone ever cared about rick ross? I mean Hustlin’ was a good song despite his efforts, and he hasn’t really had a hit since. He didn’t even put coke rap on the map, Jeezy did. And he’s the most boring part of any posse track he does, unless birdman’s also on it.

  • Phantom

    That song was smooth. Reminiscent of the good ol days. (minus ross wak ass) I think he was throwin in to remind us how lame the game still is at times and also to remind us where it should be. Or he’s on there to sell a few more bun cds on the strength of the feature to wak ass ross fans. Lookin foward to the bun album.

  • eLi pOrTeR

    Cotdamn that DJ(blogger) made my day! That joint was “D-so” as we like to say in the Gheeto…Ross wuttn dat bad but had he not been there I would not have missed him!

  • Crocker

    Preach. Preach On.

  • Yayza

    “It made me think, would I want to hear Saigon or Papoose (btw, are these niggas “hot” anymore?) on a song with KRS-One and Chuck D?”

    Answer: Absolutely

    “Would I want to hear Jay Rock or Game on a song with Ice Cube and MC Ren?*”"


  • j.calderon

    Damn Black Ice, you’ve been snapping on these posts. You used to be that dude that I’d check out once or twice a week but I fucks you now. Your analysis are on point.

  • Big Dan

    I know what you mean. Gotta congratulate Chamillionaire for putting Slick Rick on “Hip Hop Police” He was the right guy to have on that track considering his run in with the law.

  • Ali

    Jeezy wasn’t bad on pushin lol….i mean its Jeezy u expect that from him….better than a few “Inspiration” tracks ill tell ya that haha

  • A-Z

    any of yall heard that joint from a few years back 8ball and mjg did with lil nut from naptown? song called holla yeah

    thats the quickest link i could find besides the cd

  • FLIP

    WTF are you talking about? Ross killed that shit. You are whining about nothing right now.

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    I listened to the song before I read your article and thought the same thing. But my problem is Why was he talking about Coke??


    YO MAURICE is that Lil Will singing at the beginning……..

  • bongolock

    total cosign. i just got the album yesterday and when the jodeci came in i was like ‘oh snap’. then the theme was fresh. ross was terrible but not his usual atrocious. trick woulda been a nice touch.

    yall want more, and we want mo’

  • Adrian

    Raekwon put “coke rap” on the map back in friggin 95, fuck Jeezy and them mumbling marfuckers.