Snitching Done Been The New Rap…

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^ Butching up for the 2009 Handsome Boy Modeling School calendar [ll]…

Excuse me for getting back to the column so late. It wasn’t like I was doing a victory lap for being in the Vibe.com top 50 Hip-Hop Bloggers list. I know better than to be hyped for that shit. I still need some money to pay my light bill. My fat ass was camped out overnight at KFC with a fistful of coupons trying to come up on some free chicken. What on God’s green Earth is better than free KFC? Free pr0n you said? Hells chea!

Avoid ‘Pr0n & Chicken’ though

So what did I miss other than the leak of Eminem’s latest album? For all that consternation about white dudes taking over Hip-Hop I am hyped for Em’s return. He’s one of the dudes that you have to press rewind to grasp, and even then you hear some new shit on repeated spins. This is good news for the rap game. Not so good news for the rap game is the fact that the Grand Hustle record label has more confidential informants than they do platinum selling rappers.

Have we all come to grips with the fact that T.I. sang like T-Pain on autotune when the Feds put the squeeze on son? Let’s be grown-ups in our understanding of how the Feds play their game. Plus, I don’t know anyone who ever got pinched for arms trafficking that got sit in his livingroom while the trial was ongoing and make video clips and records while in his boxer shorts [ll]. That is a luxury reserved for embezzlers and money launderers like Bernard Madoff, and well, snitches.

Rap music adopted so many of the cultural nuances of the mafia lifestyle why wouldn’t rap then be filled with a grip of snitches just like the mafia? Anytime you read the news about a racketeering case the Federal government’s lead witness is one of the thugs, or one of the mobsters, or one of the bosses. Sometimes its an accountant too. Everyone becomes a singer when the Feds push up on you. And why not? Even Fed time is a bitch being away from your family. Unless you have a family like Gotti. Not Irv, the studio gangster using the stage name Gotti, but the REAL niggas that made the name infamously famous.

As far as mafia trends go snitching is pretty high on the list. Kissing other men on the mouth with your eyes closed? Not so much. But certain mafia tribes have certain customs I’m sure. Throughout the history of organized crime we have always seen the rat.

union rat

Most kids always confuse the rats with the dead meat. In Black communities the ‘dead meat’ was the person who had no affiliation with the mafia biut reported their dealing to the police as if that would help restore civility in the neighborhood. After the police ‘ratted’ this person out to the mobsters it usually meant a visit from the thugs and funeral music shortly following. The snitch has to be someone who profits from the illicit activity they are reporting. Most people don’t know the difference between a snitch and a dead person so I just wanted to plug that in as a public service announcement.

T.I. should have kept Alfamega along for the ride. It’s not like Alfamega snitched on him. Plus, how sick official is it to have a studio filled with rappers wearing wireless microphones, rapping on wireless microphones using Wi-Fi service to download season 5 of ‘The Wire’. Some shit like that could have broken the time-space continuum and unleashed a Bizarro reality onto the Earth. You know, the reality where people actually do what they say. Fantasy is reality in rap music, and snitching done been the new rap ever since a rapper talked about how many drugs they have sold.

Why is T.I. trying to ruin the fantasy with reality?

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

    “Plus, how sick official is it to have a studio filled with rappers wearing wireless microphones, rapping on wireless microphones using Wi-Fi service to download season 5 of ‘The Wire’. Some shit like that could have broken the time-space continuum and unleashed a Bizarro reality onto the Earth”

    But, maybe it did unleash that Bizarro world. Everything is bass ackwards in hip hop. The truth is bad & lying is what’s up, right (No William Roberts)? Cats proclaim to live these lifestyles, then when the heat gets turned up, they’re making PSA’s (no Clipse).

    I don’t put a whole lot of stock in rap to begin with; I’ll find my morals in the bible or some shit. I just come to it for the music, culture & occasionally the latest dance craze, lols.

    Smh @ TI’S (further attempts @) damage control.

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

      Oh shit.

      Pierzy!

      Pardon me……

  • Curtis75Black

    @ Tony,
    I totally agree. Fantasy is the reality with Hip Hop these days until the shit hits the fan !! The Emcee’s “Keeping it Real” are the emcees you don’t wanna hear. You want a Motion Picture, A vivid tale of Street life their Homeboy lived while he was upstairs looking outside from his Bedroom window studying for a Catholic school test.

  • Pierzy

    Good morning y’all…I’m a little late today.

    Well done, Dallas and congrats on your recognition! Well deserved.

    I’m about to peep Em’s new album…

  • Dallas Penn

    T Grand$,
    You redeemed your excellent comment by saying Pierzy.

    Fantasy is Reality track by Parliament featuring Gen Goins (R.I.P.) on lead vocals

  • Dallas Penn

    GLEN Goins.

    Damn, must be too early for me too.

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    THIS AINT GOT SHIT TO DO WIT NOTHIN AND I KNOW YA’LL NIGGAS PROLLY GONE BE LIKE “GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE” BUT LAST NIGHT I HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT NIGGA ELZIDE, L SIDE (DONT KNOW IF THATS RIGHT)).. THAT NIGGA IS A BEAST AND I NEVER REALLY PAID ATTENTION TO ROYCE DA 5’9 ACCEPT ON A COUPLE OF SONGS BUT HE WAS ON THE SONG TOO AND THAT SHIT WAS RIDICULOUS…. THEM NIGGAS IS NICER THAN I THOUGHT…..

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS THAT SONG WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP))

    • Reemycks!

      Elzhi for Slum Village. I dont really bang that shit but my old roomate used to swear by that nigga. Dude is pretty dope. Shit, them Detroit niggas are pretty raw. But they still not fuckin with them Cleveland niggas though!

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

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      • Detroit Draper

        Them Cleveland niggas garbage. One of the best ever from the D is Big Herk formally of Rock Bottom ent. look dude up.

        • Detroit Draper

          “Im the type that a bury yo husband/ Then ride out/ and escape to the underground like Harriet Tubman” classic line -Big Herk

      • FlapJack

        hahahahaha! Tony, wtf?

        I don’t really bang that shit either

  • OG Matt Herbz

    “T.I. should have kept Alfamega along for the ride. It’s not like Alfamega snitched on him. Plus, how sick official is it to have a studio filled with rappers wearing wireless microphones, rapping on wireless microphones using Wi-Fi service to download season 5 of ‘The Wire’.”

    …and then Kanye walks in with his mouth wired shut mumbling something through the wires while listening to “Through The Wire” with his pink iPod.

    Yeah, that’s my nightmare.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

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

    “T.I. sang like T-Pain on autotune when the Feds put the squeeze on son?” The honest to God truth is, that if Tip snitched then it proLLy would’ve hit the smokinggun.com immegiateLy, or at least by now – The funny thing bout lies tho’, iz that they can only remain in lie form for so long, until that fateful moment when it can no longer hide behind propaganda and must come out of the “closet”. So, b4 we start “acting” like we’re the ALL KNOWING – letz let the facts speak for themselves, cuz truth be told.. ain’t no river wide enuff etc. to keep us from Truth – one-hunned – http://www.YouTube.com/4ThaLuvTubehttp://www.Siege777.blogspot.com -

  • General

    Honestly I am so sick of this talk about snitching and street codes and all the other nonsense…
    They are entertainers, get over it. I don’t give a fuck about none of the stories they tell about their past cause I ain’t never believed any of them anyway…
    I don’t know TI or Alfamega personally and neither does anyone on here so why does everyone take this shit personally…
    Yes, they claim to live this lifestyle as part of entertainment, they are all characters, I have known that shit since the days of NWA…
    The only real “street” cat they had was Eazy E, but that didn’t stop people from respectin Dre and Cube for their musical talents as entertainers regardless of if they lived the so called “life” or not…
    I m in it for the music and the art not the bullshit sideshows or what these dudes claim to be or not to be and hopefully one day a lot of the people that comment constantly about “street codes” will grow the fuck up and realize that these codes don’t apply to the entertainment industry and most of the people holding these codes up have never lived them in the first place….
    Go cop Relapse on May 19th

    • General

      Oh yeah, DP congrats (I guess) for makin the vibe list, you, Ron, and Bol should have been top 10, no BS.

  • Worley

    The only thing that could top this is if TIP’s secret informant papers became public. Yes, I said secret informant. I think that n*gga snitched on the gun dealer(s) that sold him those other guns. Word to George Bush and the era of “secret evidence” and “secret witnesses.”

  • giantstepp

    TI had no choice but to let dude go. If it came out as actual fact, proof in black and white, that dude snitched, there aint a rap crew in the country built on the same things that grand hustle is built on that wouldnt have done the same thing. I dont condone the BS street codes, fake thuggn, big drug dealn, supagangsta killa lifestyle at all. Its all BS to me. But sadly, their are principals that have to be followed when in the “streetlife”. Dude snitched for nothn less than to reduce his own time while fully participating in criminal activity.

    He gotta go. You cant do that and expect to maintain any credibility. Not my rules, but the rules noththeless.

  • http://myspace.com/duceconstant duce constant

    dallas penn you are a dick eater to the third degree bitch nigga!! if tip snitched bitch it would be available for us all to see ole hoe ass pussy nigga.. fuck u and ya moma back citing gossipng ass bitch

  • murK

    ‘mega was probably the one snitching on T.I. probably why he cut him from the label.

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

    Dallas that was a funny blog post, but truthful too. Like I said before, I never really gave a damn what them rappers be saying in their raps, I’m just all about the music playa playa LOL

    Damn T.I. let Alfamega go? When the hell that happen? I’m always late on everything! Oh yeah, what up COMMISSION!

  • squadwildin

    Emcdl, the commission acknowledges you. Now back to the subject. I think it was only fair that T.I. let alfa go. The funny thing is if he comes back with a comment that accuses t.I. Of bein a snitch as well. Now you got somethin to talk about

    • Detroit Draper

      I could see that happenin soon…come on now everyone we all know T.I snitched some of you stans just dont wanna believe it

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

    Man, everybody’s The Commission now, I guess.

    • Pierzy

      Pause?

  • geico lizard

    “Some shit like that could have broken the time-space continuum and unleashed a Bizarro reality onto the Earth.”

    ^
    I wonder if Im a billionaire married to paula patton in that alternate world?
    “The Commission” would kick out a snitch too.

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

      Lol @ geico & P……..

    • $ykotic

      And you know this, man!

  • LB

    Hs anyone here caught a case before? Though it is very possible, it still isn’t as simple as shuttin the fuck up throughout the whole process. Threats on ya family, calls to ya job, random threatin letters, lyin ass officials, people already assumin you snitchin simply because you’re seen with the people…writin a creative piece and bloggin about the shit from a third-party perspective is all fine and dandy, but it’s a whole lot more than what meets the press.

  • http://myspace.com/devitan Devi Gargon

    “Fantasy is Reality”
    Parliment – Funkadelic

  • Dallas Penn

    I’ve been arrested several times and I had to do three “shortstays” (the time spent being processed in the system, precincts, central booking up to the hearing).

    I WOULD DO WHATEVER I NEEDED TO IN ORDER TO GET MY ASS OUT OF JAIL.

    It is so psychologically demoralizing that I would never want to sit up in there for another minute. Not even to visit someone.

    • Detroit Draper

      It is very “demoralizing” but by whatevers needed are you referring to snitching? If so then I guess your just the steriotypical out for oneself type person and its wrong. But hey you live your life I’ll live mine and make sure I stay away from your type.

    • BGZ

      Word, keep it real.

      Demoralizing – if not deflowering.
      It is a waste of your life.

      When you come out, time has passed over you, and you’re not even starting from the same place – you move back (job prospects, etc).
      That’s why I try to be a law abiding citizen, pay taxes – I’d escape to Cuba before I’d go to prison.

      Where can you find a tight unit that you can count on that’s going to take care of yours in exchange of you not selling them out if you get caught?
      How can anyone compensate the time – even if they’d hook you up moneywise when you come out?

      Everyone doin’ crime is selfish, takin other people’s shit, see their own needs superior to others.

      That’s why even bosses in LCN are flippin.

  • DV8

    T.I. should have kept Alfamega along for the ride. It’s not like Alfamega snitched on him. Plus, how sick official is it to have a studio filled with rappers wearing wireless microphones, rapping on wireless microphones using Wi-Fi service to download season 5 of ‘The Wire’.

    LMAO!!!!!!!

    I can imagine them now asking Young Dro to reapet himself over and over again trying to understand him.

  • BIGNAT

    I really think tip did the right thing alfa was there when he got caught. that shit don’t even look right when about 9 or 10 years earlier he got caught for the same thing. now looking at what they got from tip’s house. that must have not been his first time being illegal weapons. who knows alfa might be undercover he been working tip’s case for years. this shit could be a movie

  • http://twitter.com/michaelbjordan Michael J. Focks

    Eff all this; Rihanna’s teets are snitching all over the world right now. I’m all for it.

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