2009 DDN Tournament Bracketology – Selection Monday Ceremony

Ron Mexico: Welcome back to ESDN First Hate. Ron Mexico here, joined by Hubert Davis and 2008 SDN Champion, R. Kelly.

R. Kelly: Whattup, Mexico?

Hubert Davis: Hey, Ron.

RM: Gentlemen, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. March Madness is finally upon us and it’s time to get our brackets together for the dumbest of the dumb niggas. The SDNs barely filled up a 32-team field. Hubert, do you think Hip-Hop’s DDNs can go 64?

HD: Well, I’d like to see the tournament expanded. Every year there are tons of worthy contenders who miss the boat because of the television presence of some of the power conferences, and I think it’s pretty unfair, Ron.

RM: *confused look* I’m sorry?

HD: Well, a bubble team like Binghamton just making their first dance might have been excluded if they didn’t win their conference tournament. I think they deserve to be here regardless. As far as the Elite 8 goes, I’m thinking Wake Forest will survive some pretty tough matchups to make things interesting in a tournament that’ll likely be dominated by Big East and ACC ballclubs.

RM: Nigga… What? *shakes head* R. Kelly, you’ve actually participated in this kind of thing. What say you?

RK: Umm… Define “tournament.”

RM: *Toure stare*
Umm… a contest in which—

RK: I’m fuckin with you, Ron. I been knowin what that is. *giggles* I’m thinking Jim Jones is a early favorite, especially right now with his late season performance.

RM: Okay, now why don’t you fill out this paper bracket with the names of your selections? *hands R. Kelly pen and bracket paper* You know how this works, right?

RK: *stunned gaze* *now angry* You know damn well I can’t r—

RM: I’m fucking with you. *smiles*

RK: Oh. *under breath* Asshole.

RM: Alright, you viewers out there. This is where you help us create and rank a field of contestants for the big fucking dance! Nominate and/or rank as many contestants as you see fit. The ESDN staff will take your suggestions into the utmost consideration as we rank and design brackets… That is, of couse, unless you’re a fucking moron.

Suggested Contestants:

Jim Jones – *
Gucci Mane
Soulja Boy Tellem – *
Chris Brown
Yung Berg – *
Lil Kim
Parlae of Dem Franchize Boyz
Floyd Mayweather
K-Ci & Jojo
Young Buck
Rick Ross
Daddy Yankee
WSHH Content
WSHH Comments

[* - secured automatic bid]

Questions? Comments? Requests? Expect to see Wake Forest in the Final Four? ron@ronmexicocity.com

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  • chitchat

    I think Lil Kim deserves an automatic bid for that Christina Milian comment. Or maybe she should just be in the C(razy)N tournament.

    Rick Ross too.

    I’d like to add Tru Life for buying a buncha black cars in the middle of a recession, Saigon for thinking no one would notice he lost that battle and Juelz Santana for thinking nobody would notice that he got robbed.

    LOL. What did Jodeci do though?

  • Pierzy

    F–k Christmas. This is easily the most wonderful time of the year. I’m going to try to start a DDN tournament pool at the office…

  • http://colby-sempek.com Ghost

    WSHH Comments & Content FTW…that’s my lock of the week…

  • Worley

    I nominate DMX and Trick Trick. But it doesn’t matter. Jim Jones got this thing locked up.


    here are my #1 seeds:

    - K ci and jo jo: not only did k ci say that jo jo wasn’t coked up when he passed out…he went on to say that they had never done coke before…lol, yea right nigga!

    - Rick Ross: how do you go into a battle knowing that you’re the fakest nigga ever to grab a mic?

    - Gucci Mane: have you seen the footage of this nigga in court?

    - WSHH comments: self explanitory

  • Bobo D

    Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston, if they do make I hope they go against Chris Brown & Rihanna.

    I’l try gather some more, but you took the WSHH out of mouth (no homo?).

    • Bobo D

      Flavor of love contestants – If we gonna choose one of course New York
      Mephis Bleek – Shampoo comercial?
      BET- See The Boondocks

  • westcoastaggie

    ***In my best Dick Vitale Voice***


  • Cam Jones

    Officer Ricky Ross (for denying that he actually held a job despite pictures and his employment history being all over the net only to accept it months later)

    Suge (hip hop boogeyman/ punching bag)

    Gucci Man (going to jail after every semihit song)

    Dr. Dre (for repeat Detox teases to point he killed his own buzz)

    Fat Joe (for taking it on the chin against G Unit then hopping on every remix at one point and sinking faster than

    Soulja Boy (for this he is pernial powerhouse. The North Carolina of DDN)

    Young Berg (for being Young Berg. The UCONN of DDN and tournament favorite)

    Chris Brown and Rihanna (The Rumble in the Lambo might have potentially killed both of their R &B careers)

    • DV8

      Dr. Dre (for repeat Detox teases to point he killed his own buzz)

      Good for him. Know he knows how Rakim, Stat Quo, Eve, and many others feel. Dr. Kervorkian has done it to himself this time.

      Trust me only people still checking for Dre are people not on the west coast. Dre hasnt done much for the west in quite a while. (Game doesnt count)

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


    Prodigy too.

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

    JUELZ FOR THIS SHIT: blogs.bet.com/music/soundOff/real-talk-with-juelz-santana-2/

  • http://foshiggadale.blogspot.com Foshiggadale

    OJ Da Juiceman? Webbie? Juelz Santana? DG Yola? Lil’ Flip?

  • DV8

    Damn from looking at the names recomended it seems like Rick Ross and Jim Jones are destined to clash in the finals (granted they are in different brackets). Jim Jones is the only guy who films himself getting dissed everywhere he goes like a tour or something, and Ross doesnt know how to just shut the fuck up. But I think Dirt Angel has this on lock.

    Question who has had a more succesful tour as of late Yung Herb’s chain or Jim Jones?

    Everybody apparently loves Yung Herb’s chain while Jim gets into some kind of altercation everywhere he goes.

    and as far as the real tourney goes I see Memphis winning it all this year.

    • DV8

      oh yeah WSHH comments is my darkhorse

  • Jamal7Mile

    Foxy Brown DEMANDED that 50 Cent change a line in one of those Rick Ross diss songs that used her name… or else she would handle him “BK style.”

    50 replied with *buuurpp*

    Foxy’s response?


  • Jamal7Mile

    Oh yeah, Max B is kinda fking up too. Read the Vibe article.

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


  • sealsaa

    Due to how high profile the incident was, i’m going to go ahead and predict Rihanna as the winner. Also, based on the fact that she chose to go back with Brown after all of the hoopla.

  • shone jones

    Crooked I, anyone?

  • Giantstepp

    Rick Rawse should’ve got an automatic bid Mex! And Puffy too!

  • El Tico Loco

    Where’s Kanye? He was gettin NP’s like kindergarten kids get achievement stars.

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

      kanye was an SDN contestant, but maybe we’ll make an amendment.

      • El Tico Loco

        But you see how far he got as a SDN? Throw some D’s on that N (No Rich Boy)

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

          true. true. hmmm…

          i mean… who’s to say an SDN participation excludes one from DDN qualification?

          word. okay. this just got a lot more interesting.


    puff should be on the list as well and why floyd on there? i am going with coolio for the win

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

      floyd for gettin robbed deebo and smokey style after showing the whole world where the stash at.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com tony grand$

    Couple of wild cards……

    Michael Steele: Self explanatory

    Charles Barkley: Drunk driving while getting some head, get-getting some head & getting caught

    Kid Cudi: Cursing the stardom he chased, Kanye style

    Xzibit: Airing Puff’s laundry only to blame his nigganess on the infamous “media spin”

    N.O.R.E.: Not admitting the whole Fatburger fiasco was a first date from hell

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

      tony, them’s some good looks thurr.

      i would consider steele a smart-dumb nigga… but the rest of them… oh, yes.

  • Cam Jones

    What about these labels that push back artist albums so the intial buzz that was building is long gone or they get dropped (Maino, Siagon, Budden, Ortiz, Ross).

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

      you might be on to something, mr. jones

  • sealsaa

    Although not technically a “nigga”, I nominate Joaquin Phoenix for having the sheer balls to announce that he’s putting out a rap album, not to mention his “new look” (i.e. a wolf man/shoe bomber hybrid) and his choice to follow in his brother River’s drug laden foot steps.

    And lets throw Terrence Howard in there for good measure.

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

      i like them both! good looks!

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

      the phoenix… such a good call.

  • sealsaa

    @ Joaquin Phoenix:

    (I don’t know whether to invest in some silver bullets, or to call the Department of Homeland Security)

  • amar

    chris brown, 50 cent and rick ross plz

    tpar would be nice too

  • amar

    i’m always rooting for p diddy and it would be damn nice to have him win both the ddn and sdn titles…

    dmx and tpar would be cool too

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

      r. kelly won the sdn

      i think there’s something diabolically intelligent about what 50 cent is doing and i’m gonna stay far from it.

  • c b w

    Trick Trick

    MIMS – for even thinking he could come back

    Plaxico Burress

    Jermaine Dupri


    Keyshia Cole’s mama

  • East Saint618

    oj da juiceman for that dumb ass name and for him rapping one word through all his songs….AYE

    and we should get Charles Barkley in here and that lame ass kid cudi and dr.dre

  • KF UK

    Wats good Mr Mex!

    Yo do you dare to put Trick Trick on the list, for getting shot, and then just forgetting about it?

    Thats some dumb shit…

    Wat u think my dude!

  • RaWshad

    Kid Cudi is the lamest nigga to ever grace the mic. How you gonna cry and moan about your friends saying you “change” and all that shit and gonna drop one album.

    SMH. He a big ass baby…