Stop being blogger racist

I was complaining about lists of hip-hop blogs in Vibe back before it was all trendy.

I think I mentioned here the other day that I was involved in a beef with kris ex over a list of hip-hop blogs he did for them way back in like ’05. But I didn’t mention how that conflict was resolved. I ended up hijacking the URL to his old blog, on Blogger, and redirecting it to a site in which I basically explained how him and the staff at Vibe were a buncha fags for not including my site on the list. Hashim Warren, who once famously ordered a shedload of pizzas to the XXL offices, assisted with the haX0ring. kris ex and I have long since patched things up, and he’s turned me on to a lot of good pr0n over the years. I’ve been hoping I could patch things up with eskay, whom I’ve been beefing with lately, but so far to no avail. If only there was something he did, other than post links to mp3s and YouTube videos, I think his self esteem would be a lot higher than it is, and this wouldn’t have been an issue in the first place.

Speaking of which, eskay’s blog is ranked #1 on this new Vibe list. And just to show how big a man I am (as if it wasn’t already obvious), I’m gonna congratulate him, even though I don’t think he contributes much in the way of real value to the Internets. Congratulations, eskay. My blog, on the other hand, ranked way the fuck down at #29. My own blog, I mean. I doubt this blog would have made the list, even if I posted the cure to cancer on it. Vibe is in a bad enough business situation as it is – they can’t be giving any shine to the competition. Never mind that being “a classy move,” or “good journalism.”

I threw a bitch fit about this just now on Twitter, mostly for the sake of my own personal amusement, but I’m not really sure what to think. I was nervous when I heard Vibe was making a list of the 50 hottest rap blogs, because I know they don’t like me over there: there was that thing back in ’05; I’ve been baiting the music editor there, Sean “Hurricane” Fennessy, for a good half a decade now; I know it used to be run by a lot of teh ghey guys, as hilariously detailed in Russell Simmons’ god awful as told to autobio, and you know the fudge community has been had a fatwa out on me; and then there was the thing last week when I had to put the editor in chief on blast for her Lauryn Hill-like views on race, though that may have taken place after the list was finalized. The list goes on and on.

I suppose I should be glad to have still made the list, despite my various issues with them over the years. It’s like Triumph of the Will (supposedly a big influence on the Lion King) making a list of the best documentaries put together by a buncha Jews – except in this case obviously Vibe would be the Nazis, and I would be the Jews, but minus the money, and the right wing politics, and the weird health issues due to inbreeding, and what have you. Okay, maybe that wasn’t the best analogy. But you catch my drift. It just goes to show how important my blog is. Probably no one in that building can stand me (except half the female staff, who secretly wanna have Bol, Jr.), but they knew that list just wouldn’t look right without my name on it.

But enough about me. Let’s talk about some of the other sites that made the list. There’s a number of blogs I haven’t even heard of, including Twankie & Glisten, Prancehall, The Press Play Show, Mista Jam’s Blogs, Slang Rap Democracy, Nola Bounce, Elitaste, and H.E.R. There’s a buncha sites that aren’t really blogs, including the invaluable Vlad TV and World Star, and Mixtape Monday. Apparently, they didn’t bother to check and see if Kid Cudi’s site has a blog. I know Danyel Smith mentioned that she’s trying to push him as a black alternative to Asher Roth, in that clip where she lamented how many white people she works with. Prominent blogs that didn’t make the list: illRoots, Real Talk NY, It’s the Real, XXL’s own Ron Mexico, Combat Jack, and probably a buncha other people. You guys know I don’t really fuck with hip-hop blogs like that. Reading bad writing makes you a bad writer.

  • BossGame

    Should have been N0# 1 Brah

    • Chris Cash

      Well for those of you who dont know YN (the founder of Rapradar) and the Chief editor of Vibe are a couple, I dont know if there married or what but there most definatly boinking.

      So thats why rapradar was numero uno.

    • Chris Cash

      I just saw the list and Nahright is # 1 rapradar is # 10

      That’s alot better, i agree with nahright being # 1

  • JCITYHUSTLA617

    THEY DEFINATLY GAVE YOU THE SHAFT…PAUSE…….RAPRADAR SHOULDNT HAVE BEEN TOP TEN ITS ONLY BEEN AROUND LIKE 2MONTHS WTF AND WORLDSTAR C’MON NOW THAT ISNT EVEN A BLOG I GUESS IF YOU HAVE A COMMENT SECTION YOUR OFFFICIALLY CONSIDERED A BLOG WHAT A JOKE……. THIS BLOG, COMBATJACK, AND MEXICO’S BLOG SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOP TEN EASY BUT THATS THAT INDUSTRY POLITICS BULLSHIT………….PS YN SLEPT HIS WAY 2 TOP TEN CUZ HIS BITCH RUN THAT SHITRAG

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    MAYNE THATS SOME BULLSHIT!!!!! BOL GOTTA BE ONE OF THE BEST BLOGGERS I DONE EVA READ!!!..

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “I REALLY MISS MY HOMIES” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP- MASTER P GHETTO D))

  • http://www.somethinglikearapper.wordpress.com Jimmy Valentime

    Word !

    They are Blogger Racist

    something like a rapper should be in the high forties…

    combat jack & the real too !

    You and dallas got jerked…

  • Jamal7Mile

    No Ron Mexico?
    No Combat Jack?
    DallasPenn only #36?

    NO CREDIBILITY!!

  • Pierzy

    XXL blogs should be number 1…if only for the comments section. Ha!

  • JihaD

    “here’s a number of blogs I haven’t even heard of, including Twankie & Glisten, Prancehall, The Press Play Show, Mista Jam’s Blogs, Slang Rap Democracy, Nola Bounce, Elitaste, and H.E.R.”

    “Prominent blogs that didn’t make the list: illRoots, Real Talk NY, It’s the Real, XXL’s own Ron Mexico, Combat Jack, and probably a buncha other people”

    What’s funny is I read (or at least preuse) the Prominent blogs you posted, but have NEVER heard of the other ones up top…. I cannot wait for Vibe to finally go the route of other shitty dishrags….

    JihaD

  • Riles

    Nobody even reads RapRadar, it’s like 2 comments on there a day!

  • Bobo D

    I saw the list and thought bullshit, Vibe has just signed it’s death wish, I say 2 more releases before they close shop.

    Kanye #2 and he don’t write his own shit.
    Rapradar #10? Come on!
    SOHH #23, I ain’t gone to that site since the nazi attack and sohhgaynt got a keyboard tatoo.

    NO RON MEXICO!!!!

    Shit, the made a miserable list, they didn’t even put thisis50.com, it’s not a blog but how many actual blogs are on the list.

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    PIERZY YOU DAMN RIGHT!!!!

    EVERY OTHER WEBSITE I BEEN TO SUCK ASS IN THE COMMENT SECTION(I.E. RAPBASEMENT,DEFSOUNDS) ..
    RON MEXICO AND BOL ARE THE BEST FUCKIN BLOGGERS

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “YOU KNOW MY SYTLE” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP- STREET’S DISCIPLE))

  • El Tico Loco

    You guys (Mex, Dallas, and Bol) are the only blogs I check for since sohh started acting retarded and my job moved the smoking section what seems 10 miles further than my parking space add lunchtime and that leaves enough time for one site.

    • El Tico Loco

      Plus who considers Vibe an authority on anything? Bol now you see what is like to be underground.

  • jay

    your such an anti semetic bigot

  • giantstepp

    I give you a hard time at times and I admit I havent heard of, let alone read most of the other blogs. But know freakin way you’re 29 bruh. I’m no idiot!!

    DP, Ron Mex and Bol are the only bloggers Im checking for on the daily. Im with you on this one Bol! They BS-ing with that list bruh!

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Yo, I heard that bitch Maya The B’s blog has been shooting up in ratings ever since I started banging her. I think she went from like #5359 to #5313 or something. Congrats, bitch. Shit though, Byron, I’d be happy just to be mentioned at all, nahmean? I’m telling you: Lay the pipe in Danyel, and you got it, mang! Hell, lay the pipe in Elliott, and he might even put in a good word for you.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • Detective Ace

    they should’ve made a better analysis but after all it was vibe mag…if xxl made a top 50 blogger then you and ron mexico…would be at the top…what happened to billy x and sunday school? if they got rid of em…then thats like he says “fucked the fuck up”.
    moment of silence for billy x

  • BGZ

    I’m sorry, but I don’t have an oppinion to write about what people wrote about bloggers – people who write about other people.

    On the other hand, Cassie got nice nipples.

    • Jamal7Mile

      Oh hell yeah, them teets were sweet! VladTV seems to be the only site where her lawyers didn’t remove them yet.

      YALL BETTER COP A VIEW BEFORE THE LAWYERS GET HIM, TOO!! It’s only 2 pics, though…

      • BGZ

        … failed attempt to hijack topic, all the other mofos here are gay.

  • http://xxlmag.com Cal

    When I think on it maybe they gave you a low slot just coz they knew they’d rather you had a bitch fit than suffer you ridiculing their loss to you by admiting your dominance in the blogoshpere!

  • modest kingdom

    stop crying u fat f*ck

    who made vibe an authority on hip hop blogs anyway?

    I may as well come out with my list and it’d probably hold more validity

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

    Congrats 2x. You already know what it is, but nonetheless, you deserve EVERY EFFIN’ prop you get my dude. You stay being the Greatest Blogger Alive. Yeah, I said that. Plus, being the Grade A certified hater that you are, being mentioned in your above list is a BIG thing. I remain honored.

    Keep putting the full court press on dem biyatches!!!

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    • Jamal7Mile

      Combat Jack…

      Excuse any further typos because I’m typing out what I feel like now… (fast paced) and I feel like you shouldn’t even put any stock into what Vibe got to say. To the avg. commenter like myself, I see POLITICS!! I only started commenting on HH blogs like XXL less than a year ago, and I see shit that tells me that bullshit slimes its way into every type of forum, cypher, blogsite, commenter section… it’s amazing!

      Eskay got beef with Bol..ok.. wasn’t here for the beginning of that. I don’t know what’s going on. But I’m getting a whiff of that aftermath that seemingly affected the Vibe list (is the Vibe list LAW, btw??).

      I honestly didn’t check the WHOLE Vibe list top 50. I simply never ever ever had a reason to go to Vibe until this list came up. Still can’t find the top 10 on it. The line-up they have so far is twisted, ask Dallas Penn, Bol, Ron Mexico (!!!), and SCRATCH (out of bidness, though??).

      Anyway man, your site is a daily destination for me (thank Bol for that) and I wish there was a Part 5 from “T”.

      Many Props,

      J

  • These posts are racist

    What is the criteria? Perhaps they count bigotry against u…

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

    “Vibe is in a bad enough business situation as it is – they can’t be giving any shine to the competition. Never mind that being “a classy move,” or “good journalism.””

    ^^Vibe put NahRight on the top of the list. eskay used to work for XXL and his site is linked with Complex (See the bottom) IDK if he gets checks from Complex, but either way he’s a part of their team. Which means Vibe gave props to a mag their in direct competition with.

  • $ykotic

    I was waiting for someone to post about this.

    For real dudes XXL is the only mag surviving right now. Did you really expect love?

    That list has as much credibility as the MTV list. Politics are always a factor.

    VIBE is hating on XXL.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    i really didnt have anything to say at first. ohter than of course i think bol shoulda been #1 on dat bitch. but dats real, they can’t be shining light on the competition in the fuckd up situation they in…

    oh yeah. cassie could get it like two fitted’s. nuff said.

    • Jamal7Mile

      What up Southside?

      Did you see the NEW Cassie pics that came out earlier today? SPREAD EAGLE with a pierced clit!! Ooooh Lawd!

      • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

        HELLS YEA! i didnt see da clit pics i only saw dem tiddays. she baaad though. shaved head & all, w/ dem nekkid pics, she jus catapulted herself back into my top 10 or 15 whichever sutis your fancy.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    i’m back dammit. forgot to tell ya something. i was bout to go just watch some pr0n or p0rn or however u say dat shit, & it hit me… dats one of da reasons i check 4 your shit everyday. u a nigga that i can relate to. u prolly the only nigga in the world that probably watches as much p0rn as i do, & a lot of other shit u speak on its like… idk… we view a lot of shit the same way & what not. yadda, yadda, yadda. keep up the good work.

  • chillin mayne

    i aitn even read blogs ever, until i stumbled upon yall here on xxl…and now i check da site almost daily to see wat yall cornballs is talkin bout…its always highly amusin, informed, worded, humourous etc. etc..yall should b top 3 tho, namean??…no dickridin..