White Privilege In Rap Music…

My homey Combat Jack asked me the serious question…“Would you fucks with Asher Roth if he weren’t a white?”

Bascially, could a Black dude get off with the same steez? Damn, I had to think about that one. The truth is that Asher Roth fills the void in my listening taste that has been vacant since Eminem went off the grid. I fucks with Marshall Mathers hard [ll]. I feel like he was able to transcend race in his devotion to Hip-Hop.

When I consider Asher Roth I realize that he uses the privilege of whiteness to make himself accessible to rap.At the end of the day his notion of the suburbs as a place that was devoid of rappers is a fallacy. Just look at De La Soul. They were the originators of the suburban rap lifestyle. De La made that shit available for any kid who didn’t live in the inner city but wanted to be connected to this Hip-Hop movement. De La Soul also got that off without trading in their quote unquote Blackness. It wasn’t like they acted as if they were separated from the disenfranchisement that plagues the kids from poorer neighborhoods either.

De La just saw a wider, larger world to occupy.I’m not downing Asher Roth here. I think he has talent enough to be a recognized Hip-Hop persona. He is just going to have to decide to act like this Hip-Hop shit is more than a hobby. There are Black rappers that treat rap like its their part time job, something they do only on weekends when they aren’t selling drugs or having sex with whoever or designing clothing. Is this the one and only instance of Black privilege? Possibly, but I don’t care about part time rappers anyhoo. Their times limited, hard rocks too.

We need Eminem to return from his hiatus. Along with Jay-Z and NaS, I feel like Em is the reason that kids are trying to be rappers today. Especially Asher Roth. What they need is guidance in the game and the image of people who have a work ethic for making their rhymebooks golden. NaS definitely does that. Jay-Z doesn’t write rhymes, or so he claims. He is a part time rapper anyhoo too busy with doing things outside of the music. The rappers with rhymebooks reign supreme.

Do you think that Sarah Palin would be able to skate if she were as Black as Michelle Obama and she had a teenage daughter pregnant? Do you think the baby daddy could get a pass if he were a Black high school athlete that had a provacative MySpace page? Do you think Sarah Palin’s husband would get by for supporting a secessionist political party if he were Black like Reverend Wright? Would Sarah Palin even be a name we knew if she were a Black chick that loved guns and dropped out of several colleges?

Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor, and America is a racist country.

The end.

  • ~S-DOT~

    SMH…….

    • Tha Ace

      u coulda just left the politics out…..would obama have 98% support from blacks if he were white? fuck no so drop that

      anyway eminem is in a whole different bracket from 99% of rappers as it is, so it doesn’t matter with him……..that asher dude isn’t very appealing to me at all

      i fucks with white dudes like scram jones, brother ali, non phixion, slug, apathy, cage, lil wyte, vinnie paz

      • MikeD

        John Kerry had 88% of the Black vote in ’04, Gore had 90% in ’00.

    • Mr. Big Dick

      Ponder this for a minute… Would you fuck with most rappers if they weren’t black?

  • Pierzy

    I can’t believe that Ash is even close to filling your Eminem void. Would Mo’Nique fill your Sanaa Lathan void?

    • NYC

      lol, i think monique is big enough to fill anybdys void

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Pierzy,
    You know gotdamn well that Mo’Nique can fill any void with her big ass.

    Nahh, my point is like I miss Eminem’s ironic wordplay. Asher Roth ain’t nowhere near Em’s skillset but he is putting his hat in the ring.

    Niggas still fucks with Soulja Boy even though he raps like a retard. WHY? Because niggas like retards now compared to back in the days when niggas used to throw crabapples at retards.

    • Pierzy

      BXS,

      I see your point but it just seems like a cheap replacement to me. It reminds me what Samuel L. said in ‘Juice’ – “Look, just ’cause you pour syrup on shit don’t make it pancakes.”

      • Yaw

        Lol, sh!T it would’ve been even funnier if you used Obama’s “You could put lipstick on a pig- it’s still a pig” line

        But still, it was a nice line nonetheless

      • squadwildin

        Pierzy, great fuckin analogy. Real talk.

  • grp03

    Billy X, working at XXL you must know something more about the new Em album that we don’t? Let us in on the secret, cuz basically everyone close to Em except for Em himself have said there’s a new album in the making that is nasty, like some Infinite/Marshall Mathers-esque shit.

  • okcomputer

    That last paragraph is the realest shit you’ve ever wrote on here. I’ll co-sign every word of it all day.

  • Kilo

    I was at a boot camp click show last year, and there was nothing but white boys in the crowd so…

    Soulja boy, nothing but black people!

  • Drama

    whose asher roth?

  • Kilo

    I was at a boot camp clik show last year, and there was nothing but white boys in the crowd.

    Soulja boy, nothing but blacks!

  • chad bro chill

    i liked this here post asher roth is a strange rapper for certain but hes not trying to fit into any stereotypical gangsta rap persona like alot of other new rappers hes just being himself and he has a good time doing it thats what raps all about… realness
    and you may be right if asher roth was white maybe no one would know him but if vinne paz of jedi mind tricks was black maybe more people would know him

    my point is that name one MAINSTREAM gangster white rapper and dont try to tell me eminem is

    no major labels wanna sign a gangster white rapper theyre afraid the public will think theyre fake

  • Baltimore

    This Blog is Dumb!!,,,,,Would 50 Cent be as successfull if he were white?? Would DJ Khaled be as succesful if he were a female?? would Jay-z be as successful if he were from Cali??

    You play with the cards you are dealt,,,bottomline.

    Stop with all the what ifs!! What if this blog was graded?? F-

  • Enlightened

    You couldn’t seriously be asking this question. Eminem, Asher Roth? Ok, who else. I’ve never heard a real Asher Roth single. I’ve never heard him or OF HIM for that matter anywhere else but on this website so it’s not like he’s successful yet. Kanye got off with the same steez. Kanye is basically a “suburb” rapper. I was surprised he gets the love he gets from Black people after basically starting the lame-ass-nigga-rapper lane. Remember the story about Jay-Z and everybody else on the ROC laughing at that nigga and telling him to stick to producing, while only Dame Dash saw his potential (“we can make him the Babyface of rap”)
    There are not enough white, suburban rappers, or white rappers at all for you to make that statement. That’s a stretch.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com khal

      “I’ve never heard a real Asher Roth single.”

      so? no one had heard a true eminem single for a while… and even if, the body of his work is greater than “the real slim shady”, so what difference does THAT make.

      don’t see BXS’ drop as a stretch at all. and for your comment about there not being enough white rappers at all… are you serious? just because there arent a plethora of paleface rappers on your MTV or at the head of your RSS feed, there’s plenty of them about, from El-P to Lil’ Wyte.

  • daddy

    asher roth is nobody. and plenty of people rapped waaaaaaaaaaayyyy before eminem. ice cube made me wanna rap not eminem, he came waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy later in the game 98 or 99 rap started in the 70′s. and no its not white or black privledge its dumbass DRAMA cosigning a circus freak, look hes white rich & raps. fuck that

  • gbreezy

    Bottom line there is no replacement for any legends. The void is recognizeable, yet Em needs to do what he does and Ash does what he does. Understand the background of Ash and post why he should or shouldnt be considered a threat. Ash’s skillz are only ink deep, but he’s not gonna make up a dance every week over the same beat. “It ain’t about race now”-The Game.

  • capcobra

    we need white rappers like we need white friends…sometimes it’s good…other times it’s bad…depends on the circumstances and the consumers…beastie boys/vanilla ice/3rd bass/house of pain/eminem even justin timberlake expanded the audience and art..but at the same time they all mocked black people…my problem is more with niguz co-signing these dudes…none of that shit would be possible without the black vote…so we gotta understand our power and stop being so naive…if not then homie gon pimp us like j.lo….

  • http://www.myspace.com/alsween AlSween

    Eminem is that good. Asher Roth isn’t.

  • TheCo!!inB

    Asher Roth is gonna do what every other white kid does after they go through their “phase” and that completely dissociate his self from all things rap….when that nigga has an interview with Berkshire Hathaway and they bring this shit up money says he pulls a blank stare and claims no knowledge or recollection…..it’s cool to be good at rapping but if you’re not devoted to it don’t fuck with it cause you’re only hurting the cause.

  • king equality

    Ayo I dont think so If you listen to both of them they aint really trying to be hood the repping skills thats what the games been missing for a while now its only bout a good 5 emcees that really got skill and 2 of them are white niggas dont even sound like they pratice any more no more crafting your skills over breakbeats and cutting and scratching just jacking songs that out and rapping over them and putting out wack ass mix tapes

  • TheCo!!inB

    has anyone heard the joint with Premo and Em

    • Mikey T

      There’s a Primo joint with Em on it?

  • Penelope Rodriguez

    “I think he has talent enough to be a recognized Hip-Hop persona. He is just going to have to decide to act like this Hip-Hop shit is more than a hobby.”–Billy

    And that is why I cannot–or more so, refuse to–embrace Asher Roth. I still think that he is rapping as if it’s a hobby. Asher has not proved to me that he shows a passion for hip hop. He hasn’t. I heard that “I Love College” shit, and it was wack. His flow was terrible. When did he decide to rap–when he was in college? Asher’s 23 right? That isn’t enough time to hone his skills. SO this is why I like Em: Em has been rapping since he was a kid. He showed passion for hip hop and honed his skills throughout his youth and as a young man.

    Asher does not fill this void, in my opinion. At all. Em absolutely HAS to come back. He’s got to.

  • FaMe

    Amen.

    The last line 2 lines of the blog are the most important things in the whole post.

    BeatsAndFoodStamps.blogspot.com

  • Worley

    Eric Lott wrote an interesting article about white people seeing black culture as an “imaginary space of fun and license.” It is a place in which they can do/say things their “whiteness” would not allow. In that regard, if dude is serious then we’ll see what he has to offer. I give Em a pass because he clearly knows the history and takes rapping seriously. Some school boy frat sh*t does not get a similar pass.

  • pr0f3ssor

    REAL SHIT

  • Kilo

    I give Em a pass because…..who give a fuck about your pass fucking faggot!

    Who the fuck do you think you are?

  • DETROIT

    i’ve always said that if em was black, he’d be redman! and we all know redman don’t sell no records, no one even considers him even top 5!

    furthermore, no black artist could ever rap about killing their bm and/or mom and still make it on mtv. em was diggin a grave for his mom on that sorry momma song, no black artist woulda been able to take that video mainstream.

    I know this is about asher roth, but in my mind it’s about em also!

    em is waaaay better than asher roth, but he also benefits from being white. HOW MANY BLACK BATTLE RAPPERS EVEN HAVE A DEAL? that’s why em got all that hype, because he was a LYRICIST that got the same exposure as RAPPERS such as nelly and niggas like that! There are alot of hip hop niggas that can flow like em, but they get no exposure, their considered “underground”. TAKE ROYCE 5’9 FOR EXAMPLE!

  • El tico loco

    Why are ya’ll making out Em or Asher Roth to be like the nicest of the melanin deprived
    when people been sleeping way doper white boys like Necro, Ill Bill, RA da ruggedman, Apathy, Joe Scudda,or Vinnie Paz. These cat make me forget their race.

    • DETROIT

      ill bill is cold

      • Moi

        co-sign on that. what El-P too? there are many rappers, black AND white who are beyond all this corporate, industry bullshit.

        THE ONLY REASON WE KNOW ABOUT ASHER ROTH IS BECAUSE OF WHATEVER PUBLICIST HE HIRED.

    • Angry Radio DJ

      El tico loco knows whats up. The average kat doesnt dig deep enough, Joe Scudda brings it ill everytime over Justice League production, Non-Phixion was slammin over Premier and Pete Rock production. My favs rt now are “Braille” 4m Seattle and “Muneshine” 4m Canada..these MCs shouldve been on the white rapper show not them other clowns…

      I dont care if my PD suspends me for a week, Roth aint gettin no spins from me, sadly neither will white MCs I respect due to politrix of radio…damn I hate my job!!

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

    Sunday,

    I’m with you on this one. Roth has a crazy buzz right now and if I’m not mistaken he has 2 or 3 tapes on the street right now? Correct me if I’m wrong. I think the kid is onto something with his raps. He has the potential to be a craftsman like, Em, El-P and Ill Bill and the rest, although they have different styles obviously.

    As far as the rest of you go, lets give the kid a shot before we shit on him. The music won’t grow if we shit on it with suburban tags, and hood tags. Because there are black kids like myself, who have their ear to the street, but have lived in the suburban areas. You have to understand, Steve Rifkind doesn’t put out wack shit, and if Roth happens to turn in some wack shit that aint hittin’ he’s goin back in the lab.

  • Angry Radio DJ

    El tico loco knows whats up. The average kat doesnt expose themself to anything beyond whats feed to them via radio and television. Joe Scudda kills it over Justice League production, Non-Phixion was slammin w social commentary over beats by Premier adn Pete Rock. My favorites today also include “Braille” out of Seattle and “Muneshine’ out of Canada…

    I dont care if my PD suspends me for a week, I aint rockin no Asher Roth, sadly I wont be rockin any white MCS I respect neither…I hate my job!!

  • http://freshnessandabove.blogspot.com/ Malakidagod

    I DONT REALLY ROCK WITH ASHER ROTH BUT EMINEM I AM SURE IF HE WAS BLACK HE WOULD OF NOT BEEN AS EXCEPTED BECUZ ITS THE STORIES HE GIVES TALKING ABOUT TRAILER PARKS ALL THE BLACK PPL WUD OF BEEN LOOKIN AT HIM LIKE WUTS WRONG WIT DIS NIGGA LOL UNLESS HIS STORY WAS DIFF WITH DA SAME IMPACT OF LYRICS THAN YEA HE WUD STILL BE KNOWN AS A TOP NOTCH LYRICIST I RESPECT EM

  • yo

    Mr. Mathers is one of the best to do it no matter what any one says. Roth hasn’t proved himself yet to be a beast. I know if Roth doesn’t have another trick up his sleeve outside off ‘ I went to college and smoked weed and drank” then I think he’ll be in some trouble.

  • Sozzay

    Detroit,

    I consider Redman TOP 2!

    Top 5 of all-time:

    1. Rakim
    2. Redman
    3. Big Daddy Kane
    4. BIG
    5. Big Pun

    • DETROIT

      4 sho, i respect that….that was my point, Red been doin the type of shit em does, but his name never gets mentioned!

  • Mo Diddy

    Asher Roth is a beast. I am black and a real nigga. He spits hot fire. Please listen to Roth Boy’s and tell me that he didn’t spit. Or listen to him over that Dey Know beat. He is killing it. Jay-Z is the best rapper, and I am mad that Jay didn’t sign Asher. Imagine that White Dude on some of Kanye crazy ass beats.

  • b.trott

    jimmy iovine is making calls to dre and em, like puffy to big on suicidal thoughts. “nigga talk to me please” I think both are afraid in this climate or just not inspired.

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    First off, the joint about white privilege on your site was a thousand times better than this post. But I understand why they might not let you post shit like that here. But that post was so good I’ve actually gone back and read it a number of times.

    Secondly, ahh again with the Asher Roth? Aint dude getting the next XXL cover as Leaders of the New School? (Did any of the last leaders get anywhere since the last cover?)

    The truth is if Roth wasn’t white, I probably would have never heard his music. I might have known his name but would likely never have bothered to listen to him (Like Blue, b.o.b., Cool Kids, and the buncha others) Him being a white rapper is what makes him a novelty act.

    I never thought of Em like that since the first time I heard him he was killing tracks like My Name IS and Guilty Conscience. Something I’m yet to see Roth do.

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com/ DJ Daddy Mack

    “We need Eminem to return from his hiatus. Along with Jay-Z and NaS, I feel like Em is the reason that kids are trying to be rappers today. Especially Asher Roth. What they need is guidance in the game and the image of people who have a work ethic for making their rhymebooks golden. NaS definitely does that. Jay-Z doesn’t write rhymes, or so he claims. He is a part time rapper anyhoo too busy with doing things outside of the music. The rappers with rhymebooks reign supreme.”

    I AGREE WITH ALL OF THIS ESPECIALLY DAT PART TIME BITCH JAY-Z.

    “Do you think that Sarah Palin would be able to skate if she were as Black as Michelle Obama and she had a teenage daughter pregnant? Do you think the baby daddy could get a pass if he were a Black high school athlete that had a provacative MySpace page? Do you think Sarah Palin’s husband would get by for supporting a secessionist political party if he were Black like Reverend Wright? Would Sarah Palin even be a name we knew if she were a Black chick that loved guns and dropped out of several colleges?”

    NO TO ALL OF THIS.

    “Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor, and America is a racist country.”

    IDK ABOUT AMERICA BEING A RACIST COUNTRY. I WOULD SAY THE MEDIA IS RACIST.

  • Moi

    i just need to reiterate this-

    THE ONLY REASON WE KNOW ABOUT ASHER ROTH IS BECAUSE OF WHATEVER PUBLICIST HE HIRED. it seems it was worth the money.

  • http://www.MySpace.com/GrimeyHipHop Stan

    U kno wat really grinds my gears…. Im better than Asher Roth… And for the past 2 months he’s all I’ve been hearin about… Now I don’t wanna come off as a hater, but it pisses me off… My man G Eyez said it to me best… The Rap Game is 10% talent and 90% business… I give it to Asher for doin wat he hadda do to get heard… He can def rhyme, but I think comparin him to Em is a longshot…

    Boston HipHop…
    We Aint Got Next, We Got Now…

    BXS check me out homie
    MySpace.com/GrimeyHipHop

    Shit check my man G Eyez
    MySpace.com/RespectAndPower

  • The Truth

    America is racist? To some extent yes, but you have to remember that part of the reason that America is racist, is that black people like us give them the right of way. We blacks get angry and shit over trivial matters, yet when it counts we are silent ignorant fucks. Advantage White Man. Plus the NAACP is hurting the community now a days, because they are a lot like ambulance chasers. If you have a problem with civil law take it up to the ACLU fucker. I gotta agree with the comments about Jay-Z, Nas, Emminem and Asher Roth(next big thing?).

  • Dre”I’M MAD” Peoples

    See That’s why mo is my BFF!(no Homo)…but asher is like a white kanye,common,lupe type rapper.I think that nigga would’ve fit perfectb wit yeezy and jay,big up’s to my nigga Diddy for realizing real niggas when he hear em

  • josh

    where the did the sarah palin rant come from. and people act like america is the only country thats racist, try being black and in Europe, Asia or South america, and ur still looked down upon. the only extremist racist state anymore is Mississippi and alabama, stay out if u can

  • BigNat

    asher roth style is more happy and playful so thats his thing from what i heard so far. that means yeah he could rap but not something with enough passion to make people buy a album. what i think because i don’t know how long he has been out but he needs to put in more work. i here some people bringing up em you can’t compare them em= college graduate working on his masters roth=jr high. also bubba spraxx was the shit even though it was for one album that deliverance was a classic. then he sold out when he made that last album i don’t even know the title of that joint.

  • 45k

    who’s asher roth?

  • jb

    You could say the same thing about Black MC’s nowadays. Soulja Boy isnt selling any records if he is white.

  • Bang

    Great article, Em loved the culture, these new jacks arent down. They arent real

  • Chris Mac

    Asher roth does have a bit of talent but not what it takes to be anything. He doesnt even have the skill to be the next eminem. The next “eminem” has to come wit somthin different man and just as hard. I got respect for a man that does what he does but….damn i bet he aint know shit about hip hop!

  • http://www.myspace.com/chipcityls Baccdafucup

    real talk…

    if Sticky Fingaz was WHITE

    The Kirk Jones LP woulda been called the best album of all time.

    except for that song “what if i was white”

    that wouldnt be on the LP obviously haha

  • godzilla

    when you write something on print, you dont have to say – quote, unquote blackness…you just write “blackness”

  • 808

    Realest metaphor I’ve seen in a while. Jesus/community organizer, Pilate/governor.

    Eminem does need to come back. Asher Roth has some talent and potential, but it doesn’t seem like he tries very hard on his mixtape.

  • 808

    Amerikkka IS racist

  • Capitalpro

    Hype

  • these posts are racist

    Billy, whenever I talk about race, you always say I’m wrong and that it is all about “supremacy” which is beyond race…this drop contradicts much of what you’ve said in the past.

  • Chris Mac

    Man i just watched a video of asher on world star hip hop and dudes a joke and a half.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    tpar,
    What do you want now?

    You want to pull quotes from a drop I made here a year ago?

    I still invite you to kill yourself by choking on your flip-flop sandals

  • these posts are racist

    Billy, invitation rejected. I invite you to respond and discuss things critically instead of trying to insult me. Were you abused as a child? Did your father call you names when you asked for an extra scoop of macaroni and cheese? You’re so bizarre. You’ve argued with me about race numerous times. I’ve talked about how racist this country is and introduced the discussion of race and racism only to have you give a response/boot leg analysis of “supremacy”, which you never explained. You either insult me when I question you or you give a Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson type response.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Tha Ace,
    Where the hell did you you see Obama getting 98% of Black voters? Did you just make that up? Ha! Good one, I thought you had a fucking clue up until that comment.

    Just so you know simple shitstain simon I am a registered Republican for over ten fucking years since I was one of the few Blacks to see that my community was being sold out by Black politicians within the Democratic party.

    In a few days I will put a drop on this site to ask Blacks and down ass white to register as Republican voters so we can change the party from the inside when primaries roll around.

    Also, just ask yourself, on some truly honest shit, if you are a real man, doesn’t them dead mooses belongs to the injuns or the eskimos or aborigines. Whatever you call ‘em?

    Ask yourself that. if you are an honest God fearing man.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    tpar,
    What is your fucking point? You couldn’t wrap your peabrain around the notion of supremacy so I dialed it down to speak about racism.

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

    Str8 ^^^;

    Truth be told: Asher Roth is only getting shine because Marshall is on hiatus, or as I like to call it – extended self-exile.

    I still haven’t heard anything Asher has done that was worthy of a compliment I wouldn’t give Eminem. Problem is that it’s not Em, so it comes off like Guerilla Black playing a West Coast B.I.G. Only it’s the white version.

    Hip-Hop is so fragmented that unfortunately there’s only room for 1 white boy at a time, similar to the black Hollywood experience, so Asher has to try to take up Em’s slack just to get a rep. What if Em comes back this year? What if he doesn’t – ever? Does that mean Asher even has a realistic shot, or could Em really stop him from taking his spot, a’la Chris Brown > current Usher? [Nolo]

    Has anybody here read Atlas Shrugged?

    • Moi

      i think overall this is just insane to compare Eminem to David Lee Roth. Eminem is arguably in the top ten rappers of all time. how could David Lee Roth take his space? could he rip a verse even halfway comparable to We All Die One Day or Renegade? David Lee Roth is a ROCK singer (and Asher Roth is wack).

      p.s. did South Park Mexican step in and fill the Kid Frost void?

      • TheRefriedMexican

        SOUTH PARK MEXICAN??? FROST? LMAO!!! NOBODY WHO READS THIS MAGAZINE KNOWS WHO THOSE TWO ARE Moi. LOL YOU NEED TO TAKE THAT COMMENT TO LOWRIDER MAGAZINE

  • grant ny

    i hate it when people say “em white but i give him a pass”. why the pass, becuase hes white? you dont have to be black to rap big news, eminem is the most succesful rapper in the world albums sold worldwide only tupac beats him, get use to it, white or not it dont matter ems the best living rapper, even encore is better than anyone now could drop even Nas, as for asher should not be compared to em but hes good and if he gets the promotion will sell quite good.

  • grant ny

    also id say em would of sold like 20% less albums if he black, dre didnt even know he was black hed of still got signed, still rapped the same and made the exact same moves, best living rapper the facts and stats dont lie.

    • DETROIT

      “dre didnt even know he was black ”

      that’s marketing dawg, anyone who hears em knows he’s white.

      and, for the last time, records sales don’t determine whose the best…if you think they do, then your top 5 would be something like this:

      1 Em
      2 nelly
      3 hammer
      4 bone thugs in harmony
      5 50 cent

      and as far as Encore being a better album than anyone today can drop…..that’s just plain silly. “I Am” by nas is better than any album Em has made, and that’s not even nas’ best album!

      • Moi

        i agree. that’s the biggest lie of all time that dre didn’t know Em was white.

  • UACustomer

    You a sell out bro…Asher has a machine behind him, that’s why you wrote this…keeping his name in the air…

  • myopinion08

    No, if he was black yall would say he was garbage, the dude can go, it’s just no real message to his music

  • ~S-DOT~

    DA REASON Y PPL GET ALL GOOGLILY EYED WHEN THEY SEE/HEAR A WHITE RAPPER LIKE EM OR EVEN IRON SOLOMON SPITN IS BECUZ ITS NOT EXPECTED 4 A WHITE RAPPER 2 HAVE BARS. DAT IS Y WHITE RAPPERS MY HAVE MORE OF A PASS 2 C WHAT THEY(RECORD COMPANY) CAN DO WIT THEM BECUZ MOST RAPPERS NOWADAY R WHAT????…..BLACK! SO DATS Y EM WAS SUCH A SUCCESS. 4GET DA FACT DAT HE CAN RAP LAPS AROUND DAMN NEAR EVERY RAPPER N DA GAME…ITS DA FACT DAT HE’S WHITE N CAN DO IT IS SO APPEALING. IN A BATTLE….A BLACK MC VS. A WHITE MC….A WHITE MC CAN KILL A BLACK MC N GET RESPECT ON DA DOT..BUT IT WONT B DA SAME 4 A BLACK MC BECUZ MOST WOULD THINK ITS SOMETHING EXPECTED YA KNO. SO IF DA WHITE MC COMES OUT N KILLS IT..ITS MURDER SHE WROTE, N DUDES WILL B LIKE DAMN HE NICE FAM. N WILL WANT TO KEEP HEARN 4RM HIM…..I.E. EMINEM!!! I WOULDNT CALL IT A PRIVILEGE, ITS JUST DA UNEXPECTED…..SO DATS Y WE SHOULD VOTE FOR BARACK ’08..EXPECT DA UNEXPECTED

  • grant ny

    alright maybe it was a lie, who knows what to belive and what not, personally i think dre and em are proably the two honest men in hip hop as far as thier stories go, they dont lie generally so who knows, what i was trying to say maybe i made the wrong points about the sales becuase i totally agree e.g lil wayne, wack! i was saying em is number 1 living in my oponion white as chalk or black as coal, i do understand the nas “I am” think nas is number 2 living but i still think encore is better than anyone can od these days full stop, wasnt you let down by untitled becuase i was it stunk and im a big nas fan.

    • DETROIT

      i love “untitled”, i’m bumpin that shit at work right now! “untitled” is a concept album, meaning people who like it will love it, and people who don’t like it will hate it! the whole album has a “nigger” feel to it, I LUV THAT SHIT. I feel you tho dawg, em is ya man. I just think that calling him the best living rapper is a bit much. just look at it like this, nas is on his 10th album (i think), and longevity is the hardest thing to have in rap these days. so i just don’t think it’s fair to compare cats that have like 2 or 3 albums out to real legends like nas, scarface, prodigy, e-40, etc. just think, if ice cube or ll cool j stopped rapping after their 2nd album, they’d be considered the best hands down! same for big daddy kane and rakim! like i said tho, em is a very talented rapper, so i can understand why you like him!

  • grany ny

    also the top 5 thier funny lol but no its not em only 1 and anyone who says he isnt top 5 living is wrong. peace

  • geico lizard

    it doesnt matter if its sports,music or politics whites always get a huge bump and are considered harder workers and better than blacks even if they do less actual work have less skills. its complete bullshit but thats america and im voting for obama but for him to win whites have to vote against their own race which will be hard for even white democrats to do. i heard whites saying wes welker made randy moss better last year,WTF!!!

  • grant ny

    most of my homies like untitled too i just dont see it but generally people do so props to nas, im also a big beliver in quality not quantity, nas done a lot but i feel ems done more 4/5 albums than nas n jay done in more, e.g biggie, better than nas and jay, seems the more popular oponion round hip hop, he only did 2 albums, nas has been to inconsistent and has never matched his first album, where as EM i cant think of one song apart from his without me i need to sell records bullshit that has been wack, but of course this is m oponion and i think nas is crazy good, intresting argument though NAs or EMINEM, i think its definiley out of them two for best living though!

  • grant ny

    also geico randy moss is best reciver in NFL but wes welker made him look a lot better, took pressure of him a lot lol fuck the patriots though!

  • THE CODE

    roth is on that same lil wayne tyga flow
    im not feelin it at all i would never buy any cd how the hell can u compare this man to Marshall!

  • SlumLord

    NOBODY WANTS TO LISTEN TO DJ DRAMA’S WHITE COUSIN. Eminem is a weird guy, but not too many black people have a personality like his. If em was black he wouldnt get past the underground stage ,because White people like weird shit in general, but if em was black his initial auidence would be blacks, and hes too weird for blacks. Plenty of black people can rap. But when we(black people) rap we usually do it for money(sad to say), so our music isnt as original. Alot of the whiteboy/emo/hipster rappers actually have real song concepts, cause they not from the hood, aint never struggle, and they dont focus on the negativity hood niggas allow to run our lives, so they are given more room for artistry.

  • Ryan

    I think it’s the opposite these days. Blacks gettin in to the hiphop game easier with street cred and no real skills

  • abdulnasir

    GOD I LOVE UR COLUMN (NO HOMO!)

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

    And a roar from the crowd sounded… I do not dislike Asher Roth either. I just have a problem with rappers coming into the came as a function of their ‘image’ on some cutesy shit before they impress with their rhymes. I need to know you rhyme well FIRST. Asher can rhyme but he’s obsessed with telling me either a) how white/exurb/suburb he is or b) how he can rhyme so much better than he’s doing right now. You get creative license like that ONLY AFTER you impress me with your work. Fun time’s over white rappers. Step it up.

  • http://www.classandgrime.com RCV

    Preach Billy Preach!

  • myopinion08

    U a customer, get off my nuts, this my first time putting something on a message board, I am behind the machine you’re right, the computer!, this my last time posting you internet dudes are too funny, lol

  • Prince Ceasar

    Billy, I tip my hat for this post. I talk to my dudes all the time about this shit. I don’t understand why every rapper claims to be a “hustla that happens to rap”. I don’t buy that shit, most rappers are not murderers and coke dealers. I’ve been telling niggas that if Eminem were to drop a album tomorrow, that Lil Wayne’s lil reign would come to a cease. I think it’s time that “real MCs” bring this rap shit back to what it used to be. YA KNOW

  • Prince Ceasar

    Oh, by the way, who the fuck is that goofy, looking-white boy Asther Roth? I’ve never seen or heard of that clown nigga ? Feel Me In, ya’ll

  • Three4

    What if…Shawty Lo was white?
    What if…Soulja Boy was white?
    What if…Baby was white?

    Nobody would ever listen to them…Does that mean that there is black privilege in Hip-Hop?
    If u are white and u´re gonna get a record deal for your rap music, u gotta have talent. Asher Roth is talented and so is Eminem. If u are white and u can get a record deal, it´s a fact that u get more attention because there aren´t that many white dudes that can rap. Eminem gets the same attention for his music that Tiger Woods gets for playing golf.

  • Internet Thug Slapper

    WOW! I can’t believe what I am seeing. These are some of the most asinine internet posts I have ever read. I have never posted on a “blog” or whatever, but I just could not resist this time around. First off, Billy X. Sunday who the fuck pays you to do this shit? XXL has lost their damned mind with this….. I guess you are at least giving props here. The other guy Bol, is a straight-up hater. As for Asher Roth, I really can’t comment dude is on the come up I guess. But, is completely irrelevant to anyone’s REAL life, and hip-hop in general. None of you must have jobs or REAL lives. You would obviously rather waste time being internet thugs and saying shit you would never say about anyone in person. Maybe, if any one of you spent half the time you do posting stupid shit on here, doing something productive someone would talk about you. Maybe, one day your moms’ will kick you all out at the same time and you will be forced to be productive, which will lead to your lives’ being worth starting a conversation about. Currently that is not the case. At this very moment the world around you needs you. Haiti has suffered four hurricanes, china has suffered two or more earthquakes, people in Texas have no electricity, and people are dying daily overseas and in the states. But, we(figuratively) would rather discuss some dudes skills on the mic versus his melanin content. That is the wackest shit I have ever heard of. I know someone is gonna reply and say I don’t have to read this or I should just leave. I like the fuckin’ XXL just like everybody else, I was just browsin’ thru when I came across this bullshit read the posts and immediately had to say something about this shit. But I digress. Maybe you ungrateful fucks would have something better to talk about if you were in IRAQ RIGHT NOW! LIKE ME. whatever….

    “Benzes ain’t drivin’ theyself, mansions ain’t buildin’ theyself”-Bun B

    p.s. Debate that shit!!!