NEGRO PLEASE: SDN Tournament Bracketology

[Editor's Note: "Blogger's Note" has been taken over by Ron Mexico until further notice.]

Welcome one and all to the First Annual Negro Please SDN Tournament!

After having taken into consideration viewer and staff suggestions, we’ve narrowed the tournament contestants to a field of 32. Since everything from interpretation of SDN’s definition to worthiness of contestant is relative, the seeding is completely random.

We took the 32 most appropriate contestants and put their names on ping pong balls. As you can see, Kanye West and Nick Cannon’s balls came out first in their respective divisions.

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With that said, we’ve got some very fun and interesting first-round matchups in the tube. Voting will take place via poll inset here on “Negro Please” as well as at my site and MySpace. Votes will be compiled from all locations.

Feel free to reason and lobby in the comments sections, but much like with the cricket politicians, only actual votes will have bearing on the advancement of your favorite Smart Dumb Nigga in Hip-Hop.

I don’t know about you, but I think Diddy vs. O.D.B. has the makings of a true #8/#9-seed dogfight.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Want to whine about the omission of your favorite SDN? ron@ronmexicocity.com

Here’s your complete SDN tournament contestant seeding listing:

division 1

1. # kanye west
2. # krs-one
3. # snoop dogg
4. # lil wayne
5. # the game
6. # plies
7. # eminem
8. # diddy
9. # o.d.b.
10. # superhead
11. # kimora lee simmons
12. # t.i.
13. # ghostface
14. # 2pac
15. # rza
16. # mos def

division 2

1. # nick cannon
2. # jay-z
3. # nas
4. # dmx
5. # shaq
6. # mariah carey
7. # flavor flav
8. # trick daddy
9. # lauryn hill
10. # russell simmons
11. # lil jon
12. # sohh message boards
13. # david banner
14. # r. kelly
15. # papoose
16. # 50 cent

  • 239allday

    Finally nigga! Took you long enough!!! Man, this is going to be tough…So many good options.

    Where the poll at!?!?

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      i know. i know. sorry to keep my negroes waiting.

      the polls will come with the matchup posts. the first of which will arrive mid-week.

      HOLLER!

  • http://www.msn.com west philly’s finest

    Instead of 50 you should have a play in like the NCAA’S wit Tyga and Yung Berg. This dumb ass nigga ate money out of all the ways u can show u rich u eat your money.

    • K-Theory

      You can’t have Tyga or Yung Berg on here. This is the SMART dumb nigga bracket. They’re on the STUPID dumb nigga bracket. I know, both of the SDNs are confusing, but you have to have done something smart at least twice to get on this list.

      The smartest thing these niggas can do is take out a group insurance policy together on their jewelry for a little discount in the premium

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Benicio Del Thoro

    Where’s Yung Berg at? I was sure he would have been in the field of 32.

    None the less, my favorites are Kanye, and Fif.

    My sleepers include Ms. Hill and Plies.

  • B

    so whats the voting criteria? Are we voting for who we think is dumber, or who has overcome their SDN syndrome more to succeed, or what?

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      that’s tough. i’ll be voting for dumbest SDN all the way, but people will have a million and one reasons for their votes, which is why it will be so tough to call.

      but… i’m gonna print and fill one of these out, then scan it for you guys to see.

  • DETROIT

    i’m lookin at that RZA vs KRS battle in the 1st round, that’s gonna be epic!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      yo… when the balls bounced that way i was LOVIN that matchup! i’m still undecided, but am leaning toward kris.

      yo, bong bong. doooloolooooololoooooololololooololoolooop!

      wu-tang financial is the place for you and your family.

  • giantstepp

    Good shit Mex, despite having ‘Pac on the list.

    I didnt know you had a site!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      pac was a consensus selection, sorry.

      i don’t think he’ll get past snoop if it makes you feel any better.

  • DETROIT

    AND DON’T SLEEP ON RUSSELL SIMMONS!

  • Pierzy

    SOHH.com Message Boards is my guaranteed #12 over #5 in round 1

  • LEO

    lmao!!! this shit is crazy…I wanna vote!!! where do I register? lol DMX vs TuPac in the finals…Crack life vs Ballerina Thug Life

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      plies could go far if people feel the same way about his apparent intelligence as i do.

      • NAWLEDGE

        Im votin Plies all day.

        This nigga has intellegent interviews, dumbest lyrics you’ll EVER hear in your life. Besides Soulja Boy.

        Matter of fact, I think Soulja Boy should be on this list. Kid is a marketing genius, but stupid as hell when it comes to, well, everything.

  • cahd bro chill

    i got dmx going all the way i mean the man swears hes god sent but he cant get his ass off the coke my biggest upset is r kelly over nas i mean nas is retarded in interviews and all but r kelly pees on faces and makes songs saying he just wants a hug get the fuck outta here

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      if the seeding actually meant something, i couldn’t see how DMX wouldn’t be a #1.

      • LEO

        I still don’t know how to vote…
        am I stupid…wait? am I a stupid dumb nigga? can I be on the list?

  • chad bro chill

    by the way my name is chad bro chill not cahd bro chill

  • dv8

    Lil Wayne easily, then Game,

  • Penelope Rodriguez

    Wait…Why is Em in the SDN tournament? I don’t recall him saying dumb shit in interviews or the like.

    Or maybe…

  • og bobby j

    if this shit dont end in plies vs dmx….its fraud

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      hahaha. very strong favorites there, og killa bobby johnson.

      • og bobby j

        now that i think about it….papoose should def gets points off the ship dun sailed mode. the was the illest buzz and mixtape crusade since 50…and he is gone now.

  • capcobra

    i like the game in div.1…and i’m gon take a long shot with papoose in div.2.

  • j

    it sucks that rza and krs-one are facing off right away. in my mind, those two are the biggest SDNs ever.

  • Worley

    Co-sign Nawledge. I’m goin’ with Plies all the way.

  • QUEENS BOY

    I THINK DIDDY WINS AGAINST KANYE I MEAN FROM HIS COMMENT ABOUT THE WHOLE HATE ME NOW VIDEO AND THEN THE STUFF HE WAS SAYING ON ALL THEM BIGGIE RECORDS…ALL THEM YEARS OF SMART NIGGA DUMBNESS DESERVE THE WIN AUTOMATICALLY!!

  • BigNat

    HOLD THE FUCK UP 2PAC AND O.D.B. ARE DEAD HOW CAN THEY BE ON THE LIST??? I THINK YOU SHOULD REPLACE 2PAC WITH JA RULE AND O.D.B WITH REDMAN.

  • John Brown

    Yo Ron, bout damn time. But yo how come you aint go with four regions East, West, Mid-West & South? 8 SDN per region. That T.I. vs Game first round matchup couldve been a Finals matchup. But oh well nice to have the tournament alive.

    ***BTW, Anything new about the g-uNIT Invitational?***

  • http://xxlmag.com dat520

    yo I got flava flav all da way but what about the regional brackets? Oh and also I got lauryn hill she always SDN

  • dez

    shaq and kimora wtf..

  • KF UK

    “sorry to keep my negroes waiting”

    dude, like wheres the honky love?

    DMX for SDN (grand) champ!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      boy, stop. you know that’s an all-inclusive use of the term “negro” transcending race, ethnicity and nationality.

      • KF UK

        I stand corrected.

        You know dude, in this age of political correctness, us Honkys need that damn love too.(no homo)

        You should know Mex on a list of stuff white folk like, feeling part of the “crew” is high up there i swear. LOL

        and Ron Mexico is climbing up that list real fast! you gna be as popular as Mos Def and the Wire at this point man!

        anyways as i said DMX for champ, i would put a bet on but yo D is just a DUMB DUMB Negro.

  • Meech

    Where’s Camron at?

  • ~S-DOT~

    PLIES WINS DIS HANDS DOWN….PLIES HAS A COLLEGE DEGREE..SMART AS HELL…TALKS LIKE HE HAS SOME SENCE N HIS INTERVIEWS BUT CHOOSES TO PORTRAY A GOON 2 SELL RECORDS….N MAKE UP WORDS WHEN HE RAPS! HE’S SMART BUT DUMB ASS HELL LMAO….N I QUOTE “I WENT TO SLEEP REEEEEEEEEEEEAL WOKE UP REEEEEEEEEEALAAAAAAAAAA)

    • NAWLEDGE

      I cosign that S-Dot. That nigga really DOES make up words.

      WTF is a “realaaaaa” or a “BustitBaby??? I live in Miami, so I hear this niggas’ garabage ass rhymes every damn day…

  • ~S-DOT~

    I CO-SIGN WITCHU NAWLEDGE!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    i’ll bet a 1/8 of dro that DMX crushes all competition,who want it?

    • KF UK

      Il take that. high grade tho not none of the bush weed. Im holdin that whiteboy weed
      (ask BOL)

  • devog

    Co-sign Meech
    Where’s the Dipset love? No Cam, Jimmy, or Katt Williams(noose at the awards show)! Outside of Wu they had to be the biggest crew of SDN’s on the planet. Guess we’ll see them at MSG in the NIT! Where are Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Mike Vick? Maybe they can do a play in game at the chik-fil-A bowl? Then you could do Suge Knight, Ras Kas, E-40, and Baron Davis in the Maui Invitational? Next year your definitely going to have to expand the bracket! Till then, I got a Final 4 of Lil Wayne vs Plies, and DMX vs Flavor Flav, with Wayne vs DMX in the finals.
    It’s the 4th qtr. and Wayne can taste the victory at the bottom of his styrofoam cup. Suddenly DMX goes on a run comes back to beat Wayne with a last second shot of heroine in the arm at the buzzer.

  • geico lizard

    hey ron how can i vote without going to myspace? myspace messes up my comp

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  • grant ny

    just to start – i think rons a fucking idiot and has ruined this site, he just rambles in his blogs and becuase hes really gettin at certain rappers people seem to like it, ron do you make money from your bullshit? these rappers (even the wack dumb ones) are sat at home laughing at your gay ass with all thier money while you at home with yo moms on your 96 PC hating on people.

    • KF UK

      while hes sitting here laffin at you…

  • dv8

    earlier I said Wayne and Game. I have done some more thinking and have come to this conclusion. The winner is Superhead easily. For a female to become a video-ho, fucked and sucked half of hiphop. Turn around and “cleans-up” her act, writes 1 book that gets her in hot water (im suprised she hasnt had her ass kicked yet),tells other young women to stay away from that lifestyle and dont be like her (went on VH-1 specials,Oprah and all that,crying and talkin bad about the industry) and then turn around and continue to fuck rap stars, and put more details of her sessions in her new book. Is the dumbest shit ever. How do you claim to be the example of what not to be and go on this mission to steer women away from the path she took, and then turn around and continue to walk that path. I dont know maybe I have this wrong, maybe the SDN’s are the dumb muthafuccas who still choose to hook-up with her knowing her history.

  • John Brown

    Div. A

    Round One (Tough 32)
    Kanye over Mos Def, O.D.B. over Diddy, The Game over T.I., Lil Wayne over Ghostface, 2Pac over Snoop, Plies over Kimora, Superhead over Eminem, KRS-ONE over RZA

    Round 2 (Sweet 16)
    O.D.B over Kanye, Lil Wayne over The Game, 2pac over Plies, Superhead over KRS-ONE

    Round 3 (Elite 8)
    O.D.B. over Lil Wayne, 2Pac over Superhead

    Div. B

    Round 1 (Tough 32)
    Nick Cannon over 50 Cent, Trick Daddy over Lauryn Hill, SOHH.COM Message Boards over Shaq, DMX over David Banner, Nas over R. Kelly, Lil Jon over Mariah Carey, Flavor Flav over Russell Simmons, Papoose over Jay-Z

    Round 2 (Sweet 16)
    Trick Daddy over Nick Cannon, DMX over SOHH.com Message Boards, Nas over Lil Jon, Papoose over Flavor Flav,

    Round 3 (Elite 8)
    Trick Daddy over DMX, Nas over Papoose

    FINAL 4
    O.D.B. over 2Pac, Nas over Trick Daddy

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    O.D.B. over Nas

  • ~S-DOT~

    @ DV8,
    KEEP IT 100 DAWGS….U REALLY WOULDNT HIT SUPERHEAD???? THINK ABOUT IT NOW….HER HEAD GAME ON POINT N HER COOCH AINT NO SLOUCH EITHER

    • DV8

      She attractive no doubt but if I had the oppurtunity I wouldnt. Id let her boss up but thats about it.

  • http://bones_42@hotmail.com Doobie42

    maybe my sense of humor sucks but about half these dudes/ladies don’t belong on this list because they are either just smart or dumb niggas. not both. then again maybe i don’t know some these artist’s personal lives like the rest of yall. MEXICO maybe you could give a little example or two for each seed about how they are Smart Dumb Niggas.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      you’re a step ahead.

      there will be SDN profiles in the matchup postings.

      • LEO

        lol oh man…can’t wait for this…

  • http://heardonmystoop.wordpress.com Drew Ricketts

    I got Shaq in an all-out war for the final with Ghostface. Also, do I qualify as a DSN for being a blogger who runs around looking for places to write for a check? Check.

  • c b w

    I got the spitter vs. the swallower in the final. Lauryn Hill vs. Superhead or T.I. vs. Lauryn.

  • LEO

    After all my calculations…this is what I’ve come up with in the semifinals.

    ODB vs Superhead

    and

    DMX vs Flavor Flav

    After that…who knows…but I bet you I get at least two of four lol