[Editor's Note: "Blogger's Note" has been taken over by Ron Mexico until further notice.]
“Soulja boy is fresh ass hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip hop is sposed to be. He came from the hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound and a new dance with one song. He had all of America rapping this summer. If that ain’t Hip Hop then what is? A bunch of wannabe keep it real rappers that ain’t even relevant, recycling samples trying to act like it’s 96 again and all they do is hate on new shit? Niggas always talk about the golden age but for a 13 year old kid, this is the golden age!!! That song was so dope cause everything he said had a hidden meaning… that’s Nas level shit… he just put it over some steel drums which is also some Nas shit if you had the 2nd album cassette with the bonus track “Silent Murder” on it… Ain’t no fuckin’ rules to this shit and that’s what real hip hop is to me.” –Kanye West, his blog
What the fuck is up with all the outlandish claims in the hip-hop universe this month? Are they finally putting something in the Hennessey? First Puffy calls Tha Carter III another “Ready to Die,” now this? Wow.
I tell you, shit like this here is exactly why you can’t take any Kanye commentary seriously. He’s officially on Martin Lawrence watch. Homie might be “dehydrated.”
Grammatical errors aside, I’m totally down with everything up until “that’s some Nas level shit.”
There ain’t a motheruckin thing “Nas level” about Soulja Boy Tellem. Nas could have been born and raised in Lazy Town and still wouldn’t be half the coon Soulja Boy is.
Before I get on my ‘96 nigga horse, I’ll say again, we live in an entirely different era from that of Nas’ glory days, let alone Ice-T’s. I don’t have to be thrilled with the notion, but I understand that today is Soulja’s. (–Or that he’s on the clock for another banger, at least.) This is not the problem. I don’t mind that Kanye’s co-signing Soulja Boy (AKA “The True Meaning”). Even “Hater of the Year” sided with the showering monkey to an extent.
Kanye is so delusional about how far superior he is to his contemporaries that Nas and Soulja Boy may actually appear to be on the same level in his warped-ass, neon Care Bear worldview.
Maybe by “Nas level” he’s referring to that dark age between I Am and Stillmatic that every fan of Escobar Season represses like prison memories. With even that said, Soulja Boy mumbling through “Crank Dat” still doesn’t match the degree of misguided brainpower behind “Oochie Wally,” “Big Girl” or “You Owe Me.”
Ah, “40 acres to blacks…” Wowsers.
If “Nas level” indicates one who can complete a double entendre of any kind, then let’s open the fuckin floodgates. In fact, let’s put the merengueros and bachateros on “Nas level” too. When they’re talking about eating an orange, they mean so much more.
When I first heard “La Vaca,” it was like hearing “The World Is Yours” all over again.
Ay, diablo. Cocolo sucio. (Our mantra <en SAP>)
Here ‘Ye stands complaining about “’96 niggas,” yet he takes the time to yoke Soulja Boy with the ’96 nigga to end all ’96 niggas.
Hmmm. That sounds like a brand of schnapps. ’96 Niggas. 99 Bananas. I’m gonna go ahead and get that marketing plan ready for the people. Maybe then I can get me some of this new money and get all “Nas-level.”
It’s cool to name your product “Nigger” these days, right?
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P.S.: Nas also utilizes steel drums on “Money Is My Bitch.” However, most sane folk associate steel drums with the West Indies… not a Nas record or two.
P.S.S.: Clipse feat. Jadakiss, Styles P. & Roscoe P. Coldchain – “I’m Not You” > Any Nas steel drum usage?
[Blogger's Note: Click here for Ronnie's initial assessment of Ice-T vs. Soulja Boy]