Who’s The Best Blogger?

So I saw Vibe Magazine’s Eminem cover over at rapradar and saw this “50 Hottest Rap Blogs” cover line.

My initial thought was to hit up some of my homies at Vibe and try to get them to spill the beans on some off the record ish, but that would probably be a waste of time. Then I started thinking, I’m sure there are well over 50 rap blogs out there, but I doubt there are 50 good ones. If so, I don’t know about them.

The thing is, there are different categories. You have the nahrights, onsmashs and 2dopeboyz of the world who basically aggregate content, the bossips, ybfs and concrete loops providing the gossip and then actual writers i.e Ron Mexico, Byron Crawford and Dallas Penn.

That being said, ain’t nobody online messing with my three-headed monster. Whether you’re bigging up their personal blogs or their entries here on XXLMag.com, there’s no way Bol, Dallas and Ronnie aren’t three of the 50 hottest bloggers/blogs in the game right now. The thing is, I’m not sure how Vibe broke it down. So they may not meet the criteria. Who knows.

I’m sure the aforementioned aggregators and gossipers will be mentioned. Miss Info, Nicole Bitchie, Gyant and Jay Smooth are just a few of the other bloggers who should make the list. What do you guys think? Who do you think Vibe has on their Top 50 Hottest list?

  • Chris Cash

    Pierzy

    • JCITYHUSTLA617

      BYRON CRAWFORD AKA BOL(SWAHILI FOR THE MOST GULLIEST ONE)SHOULD BE THE NUMBER ONE BLOGGER ON ANY LIST BUT SINCE YN’S BITCH WORK OVA THERE I KNO THEY AINT GONNA RECOGNIZE BOL’S WORK ETHIC…………..

  • CHris Cash

    Pierzy!

    • Pierzy

      I guess I got too big. I’m being blacklisted…or maybe whitelisted…

    • JCITYHUSTLA617

      I JUST TOOK A SHIT AND IMA MAKE A BLOGSPOT DEDICATED 2 IT

  • Chris Cash

    Im sure they have Kanye which i will dis agree.

    • JCITYHUSTLA617

      KANYE BLOGS WHILE HE GOES FISHING

  • http://www.pleasedontstare.com Big Homie

    Whoever runs Kanye’s blog lol

  • Parsifal

    Jenn The Pen, Bloxila, Digipimp from Trill South, and REaltalk Ny are a few I can think of off the top fo the head as far as Bol I just dont like him his writeing persona is msianthropich and not entertaining it just seems like atention mongering if you ask me.

    • DevoG

      You got to understand, BOL is a “shock” blogger. He is kind of like hip-hop’s rush limbaugh, in the sense that he intentionally puts shit out there(from the comfort of mom’s basement)to piss people off, and while your in the comments section telling him how much of a racist, asshole he is, he’s laughing, and getting paid.

      Billy X was my dude, but he is quickly becoming the Nas of this shit. Great at what he does, but he dosen’t do it enough. In other words, high g.p.a., but low attendance. Niggaz be missing out on graduation because of that shit.

      Ronnie Mexico, however is that shit. Dude is always funny, and rarely misses with the impersonations. Even when the drop is theatrical in nature, i.e. the SDN/DDN tourney drops, the reality of why someone got the “Negro Please” for the day is always apparent.

      Outside of XXL, Illseed on Allhiphop, and the boy J-Smooth(who yall really need to bring back, and not just for elections)are it for me.

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    1. ME MUFUCKAAAAAAA!!!!!

    2. RON MEX

    3. BOL

    4. THAT NIGGA JOKESTA ON DEFSOUNDS.COM IS SOMETIMES GOOD (HE AINT FUCKIN WIT NO BLOGS ON HERE THO))

    5. I COMMEND THE MUFUCKA THAT BE GETTIN ALL THEM CRAZY ASS PICTURES ON KANYEUNIVERSCITY.COM

  • ?

    I only come here for Ron Mex sooo…

  • anutha_level

    mexico, hands down mang

  • $ykotic

    1. Mexx
    2. Dallas
    3. Bol
    3a.Grand$
    3b.Pierzy
    4. Datwon

    Commission!

    • Bobo D

      Co-sign on Tony Grand$

      • Pierzy

        Tony Grand$ is the truth & $yk always brings knowledge…

        I think Byron Crawford is up there because he actually changed the game and has been threatened several times!

        Billy, as a part of Internet Celebrities, has a strong online presence.

        And Ronnie Mex knows how to ruffle feathers while also being completely on point and simultaneously disappointed in his subjects.

        If anything, I think this site’s choice to have the bloggers (that have changed over time) and allowing some of us a shot is the real contribution.

        “Subscribers of my style here`s a contribution…”

  • http://dailymathematics.blogspot.com Combat Jack

    Heh.

    • Detroit P

      Lol….they still sleepin on you Man…judging from the comments these fools don’t know any Blogs…I’m not a bloghead at all…but I find shit sometimes…Combat Jacks is good,Itsthereal.com(do they count) Noz’s CBrap is good, Brian Sodenbergs No trivia is good, Realtalk is kinda fallin off but he should still make it, Jay Smooth been M.I.A. too much, Ron Mex had a spark when he started, but now…meh…yall need to let him off his leash and let him talk about other shit…Dallas Penn’s journalistic blog here is kinda terrible I actually stopped reading it for a long time..then I saw he came back, so i checked it out…it still kinda sucked…I can’t speak on his website tho…Best Blogger on here is Bol..but saying that used to mean more than it does now…oh and Nahright is a given

      • Pierzy

        Yeah…I was late but Combat Jack has a really strong blog. Good topics, interesting and well written.

      • $ykotic

        I’ve been peeping Jack out lately. Dude got flow.

        It’s just this is home base.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      Cosign P…

      When you have so much light shining on your bodies of work that cats actually have to respond (& threaten you), that puts one in a class of his own.

      Kudos to Mex & Bol for taking button-pushing to the extreme…………..

  • http://www.singlesexyandsaved.blogspot.com Victoria Page

    Ronnie Mexx hands down!

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    1. THE COMMISSION

    2. MUTADA (EVEN THO SOME OF HIS SHIT BE EXTREMELY LENGTHY))

    3. ME MUFAUCKAAAAA!!!!

    4. SYKOTIC

    5. ME MUFUCKAAAAA!!!!!!

    6.CHRIS CASH (ONLY CAUSE WE IN THE SAME CITY) (NO HOMO)

    7. G-UNOT KILLA (SOMETIMES THAT SHIT BE FUNNY)

    8. ME MUFUCKAAAAAA!!!!!

    9. BIGNAT

    10. BILLY SUNDAY!!!!

    • Chris Cash

      D-town Stand up!!! Dallas not Detroit

      Cosign G-unot Killa dudes a genius at commeting. ( Atleast he was at first)

      Yall should do a post about the commenters cause at the end of the day we make this shit what it is.

      But what I like about XXL is the commenters arent as immature as on others sites

      • Detroit P

        You should go to Nahright then..most of the commenters are all old 30-somethings reminiscing about their youth and giving props to eachother for coming up with the most witty obscure reference they could think of…mental masturbation to say the least…is comment section elitism the new trend…I can see it starting here already

        • Chris Cash

          Hell nah they dont even talk about the post I get confused as hell. Plus alot of em hate on the southern shit to much.

          But Nahright is my favorite site, I just come to XXL for the blogs, they can keeps the rest

        • $ykotic

          LOL you right about Nahright! They be going way outer space to say something!

          But also that’s why I stay here. Dudes crack your mind open and make you wanna chime in. Major plus. No celebrity egos here(was that a stab @ SOHH?).

    • $ykotic

      PARIS good look! Holding down my team.

      I’ma go burn some lettuce. I’ll holler @ the squad later…

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

    1. Hip Hop on My Mind
    2. Hip Hop on My Mind
    3. Hip Hop on My Mind
    4. Hip Hop on My Mind
    5. Hip Hop on My Mind

  • General

    1. Bol

    2. DP

    3. GUNOT KILLA

    4. MEXX

    5. Macdatruest

    • macdatruest

      My dude! Appreciate that one, you put me on a high profile list too, dig that! I was wonderin’ who had love for da lone gunner

  • Jesus Martinez

    Maurice G Garland

  • sealsaa

    VIBE’s a piece of shit mag anyway, and Yellow Nig’s beard is clearly hating on Bol. The same dumb bitch mind you, who seems to think that Bobby Brown is more relevant than Christina Agulera

  • sealsaa

    And they (VIBE) wonder why they have to sell fucking girl scout cookies in order to be able to afford to print issues.

  • BGZ

    Bol is boring at times, Dallas is a new one? haven’t read enough of his stuff to form an opinion.

    I like Billy X but he disappeared; Ron Mex is consistent.

    The best (v)blogger IMO is Joe Budden; keep them Tahiry videos coming.

    • Pierzy

      Dallas Penn IS Billy Sunday. Billy Sunday was a pseudonym but he decided to begin writing under his real name of Dallas Penn.

      • BGZ

        That’s an A-HA! moment like ‘Take on Me’

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    Bol get #1 my nigga. he funny as shit, even though i agree w/ BGZ he do kinda be boring @ times. but dats maybe once a week he blog bout some shit dats jus outta left field. him & ron mexico are the only blogs i even read.

    check out bol’s personal site too.

  • geico lizard

    I need to step my comments game up I didnt get mentioned by any of you. They should do a commentors story or a Poll to vote for the best commentors on this site.

    Combat Jacks site is newer but he should be in the list of gully blogs that have been named. The poll for commentors would work as long we dont all vote for ourselves.

    • $ykotic

      Naw we got love for you. We know who The Commission is.

    • Chris Cash

      Lmao I think its ur name buddy i remember you commenting once and I thought “why the hell is his name Geico Lizard” and I thought you must look like Papoose

  • Dub Sac

    If I remember correctly, didn’t XXL fire a bunch of their bloggers last time they conducted this survey? That was the end of Noz and Maurice. Maybe I’m off the mark on this one…

  • Worley

    1. Ron Mexico
    2. Choppa Suit
    3. Choppa Stack
    4. WSHH Comments

  • Lowedwn

    Who are the 5 hottest bloggers of all time…think about it, Ron Mexxico, Ron Mexxico, Ron Mexxico, Ron Mexxico, Ron Mexxico because he blogs hot fiyah, LMAO. Bol and Dallas Penn(Billy X) be doing their thing too though. XXL.com basically has it sewed up.

  • $ykotic

    But for real people, the commenters make the site as well. Because believe me label/artist cronies check the sites to keep their ear to the “streets” read what we say. Since there is minimal hatred here I can pretty much guarantee our thoughts get scrutinized before they holler at said artist.

    Chopper Suit was born out of this scenario. To show him he will never be loved. His parody is his fame. And him dropping a CRT(cutting room throwaway-yes I put this up on Wiki, it’s gaining steam) will not help. No commenter on WSHH will buy it. But he will be laughed at.

    Hint: Chopper suit is NOT in Wikipedia.

    Mexx, Bol, and Dallas ALL have good websites.

    But put US out there XXL!

    Commission!

    • Dub Sac

      It’s definitely true that the commenters help make this site. It keeps the discussion going, and you get that extra depth out of a topic. It keeps you coming back to the site to see how the conversation is developing.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Since I’ve been coming on here (since like, December of last year), out of all the bloggers on XXL, I like Ron Mex the best…dude be having me rollin’ at work! Bol’s cool and all, but sometimes he kinda ranbles on at times. Dallas aka Billy is cool too, sans the AR blogs he’s been doing lately. But yeah…mainly Ron Mex and the Scratch blogs I read. Appreciate the guest bloggers on the Scratch blog too (what up Tony Grand, Pierzy, $ykotic, TPAR! Commission stand up!). I think XXL should hire these guys to keep that blog running…hell, hire them to bring back the magazine!

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    Haaaaaaaa!

    Commission!!!!

    **tonygrands.blogspot.com**
    **tonygrands.blogspot.com**
    (For those who don’t know)

    Nah,
    I don’t fuck with a lot of dudes, too gossipy for me. But….

    Mexico (hilarious..)

    Bol (asshole extraordinaire-dead that shit with Skay…)

    Combat Jack (deep…)

    DP (when he ain’t getting in my shit for no reason!-no homo-)

    Tony Grand$ (tonygrands.blogspot.com)

    DT (been coming with it lately)

    Shout out to all my dudes!!! Which is actually most commentors.

    Commission!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/Lyrik07 L-Y, NawfWestSide

    I would prolly have to go with:
    1. Jay Smooth
    2. Ron Mex
    3. And myself, not on here but overall. Mainly Youtube, here at xxlmag.com, every freakin’ blue moon worldstar (mostly choppa suit, couch, rag with the tag commentz), and my site which hasn’t picked up any steam at all – http://www.Siege777.blogspot.com – I’m sure i have alot more work to do, of course all of this is in my most humble opinion – One Luv -

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Fuck a lame ass blogger. Blog-commenting is where its at! Holla back, niggaz…

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • http://theinfamoussyndicate.blogspot.com/ Noles506

    Regardless If The Infamous Syndicate is on this list or not I know we get mad traffic…that’s all i care about!

  • BIGNAT

    bol- he seems like the average man type blogger. most of the shit he is talking about he is just venting half the time.
    ron ron- he is funny as hell sometimes i link his post on facebook so other people can enjoy his stuff.
    DP- he is a true fan of the music plus he did a doom video.

  • Mikejones

    Why would they mention gayant’s unemployeed ass???

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Gotta go with Bol…………..cat comes with the crazy cynical, yet introspective shit. Big Ups to Tony G$. Haven’t checked your blog yet but soon enough. To all my real commentors out there. We’re like Killa Beez on the Swarm!!! Peace

  • Silly Willy

    Bol – Mexx – BXS
    Ain’t no best!!!! Still miss Tara Henley, though !

  • macdatruest

    Aaight let me put my bid in….
    Macdatruest
    Pierzy
    T-Grand$
    $ykotic
    Sealsaa
    Dark Vanilla
    TPAR
    Geico Lizard
    Detroit P
    Mutada Al Sader
    Jhon Da Analyst
    We stay on our post, pun intended bitch

    • $ykotic

      Throw in Jamal7Mile, EMcDL, and Herbz(the lone wolf) and you have The Commission!

      PARIS PERSHUN is applying for a seat.

      Alright homies it’s bar time! Blazers v Rockets

      • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

        All day COMMISSION STAND UP!

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Yeah where the hell is TPAR??

  • Shawty J

    Ron Mexico is my favorite hip-hop blogger, period. Bol is a very close second.

  • chillin mayne

    yea, XXL defintily da boston celtics of this shit chea…the big 3, the world champs…only reason i actually come on this site so frequently…id still hit it up, but not as much if it werent for these 3 characters…anyways, yall seen da deeper than snacks shit by 50??…jhajajajaj…whoeva dat was, mufucca had da rick ross voice down perfect…fuckin monkees…BOSS!!..jajajajaj shit had me crackin up

  • HugoLLavez

    1. Ron Mex
    2. Bol
    3. Matt Herbz

    That’s it, no one else is saying shit on here.

  • http://suckapunk.blogspot.com Suckapunkin’

    Noz

  • Dallas Penn

    Shouts to Chris Cash for typing in Pierzy

  • Mika

    G-Unot Killa !

  • kf uk

    MEX hands down. Bols ok somtimes everyone else can eat a dick.

    Mex number 1

  • gman

    bol n g unot killa

  • giantstepp

    Ron Mex killin the blog shit!! Bol is a beast when he wants to be. He makes us commenters get in his ass (nullus) to step his shit up cause he gets lazy at times, but he is official. DP, I gotta check for the Homie daily…I like his style. Those are the 3 bloggers Im riding with.

  • Smel

    Damn, they ain’t let my comment from yesterday go through….is it because I mentioned an artist?

    My picks were

    1. Bol (Bol stan right here)

    2. Rhyme……fest (do artists count? I saw some mention Kanye)

    3. Ron Mexx

  • Trenton Watts

    Who really gives a fuck.

  • FlapJack

    Jay Smooth, Mex, Datwon and Grands

  • Apollo Moses

    #1 Ron Mex clowns the clowns. #2 Bol points out the BS. #3 Dallas Penn schools folks. #4 XXL sparks debate.

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

    To tell you the truth, I hardly ever read Ron Mexico’s blog and only occasionally read Bol’s. They have their own style and I understand what they do, but I just don’t fucks wit it like that because they’re out to be ridiculous and shocking. They’re not here to create real discussion. I actually like the XXL staff a lot more than either one of them.

    On the other hand, I always read Dallas Penn because he can be funny but insightful. I sorely miss Tara Henley who provided a great voice for this site. And Jay Smooth, forget about it. GOAT Vlogger.

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

    BTW, im kinda wondering why there’s a post about Vibe and a Vibe ad on this site. Am I the only one who finds that strange?

  • teddy

    1.boi
    2.miss info
    3.rapradar
    4. nahright
    5 jay smooth

  • http://n/a darr60ell

    don’t know a lot of what was on the lists but the sites i got to daily are:

    nahright.com
    allhiphop.com
    kevinnottingham.com
    okayplayer.com