What’s In Your Wallet?

Once rap music starts to return to its roots of working class(read: poor people) music I think the artform will have its renaissance. It figures that this type of rebirth would come from the country’s two most hardbody cities. Detroit and Philadelphia.

Both of these cities were large production centers right after the second world war. Philadelphia was a shipping hub and a manufacturing center while Detroit was, well you should already know, Detroit. That city was synonymous with American motor vehicle production and all the things that go with that.

People were all about their cars after the second world war. The automobile offered people the great escape. It took folks from the city to the suburbs and those folks that still lived in the city got to listen to their music from their cars. This was the supreme American luxury. The automobile is still that supreme luxury now with gas prices going back through the ceiling.

When Hip-Hop first hit the scene in the 1970′s hard times had befallen the American manufacturing industry. Gas prices were on the rise and the great American cities were being neglected by the government. Detroit was taking a beating to Japan’s auto industry. Philadelphia (Camden) fell off as a delivery port to other cities like Baltimore and ports in Northern New Jersey. America’s economy was on shaky ground.

Hip-Hop dreamed of a place away from poverty where the party went all night long. Hip-Hop found that place finally in the 1990′s. Artists ran around in silk shirts and shiny suits. The money was flowing. Nevermind it was just make believe cash being flashed on the screen. Someone would have to eventually pay the credit card bill for the Bentley’s and the Versace. That is what happened in the 2000′s. The conspicuous consumption chicken(heads) came home to roost.

With levels of joblessness as high or higher in some areas than they were in the 1970′s and America’s economy slipping under water faster than the Titanic maybe it is time for the rebirth of art and expression that is by the masses representing the masses? Or maybe not. Soulja Boy is still getting his swag on ridiculous. Rick Ro$$ is paying several thousands of dollars for a single pair of sunglasses. These artists are the popular voices. Maybe the masses would rather to keep rockin’ out to their fiscal denial?

I like the fact that Eminem still reps for the masses. Even if his move to bring unemployed auto workers on the Jimmy Kimmel show was a publicity stunt at least it recognizes the voices of the working class that make this country what it is. Sooner or later the check will have to be paid. What’s in your wallet?

  • Pierzy

    Philly stand up!!

    As a city, we’re finally making the move to more hi-tech jobs and, until the housing bubble burst, some great new places were going up. For years, leadership was awful and it takes years to pull a city of its despair…we’re getting there…slowly… Although Comcast, the biggest monopoly ever, does put a ton of money into the city so that definitely helps. Still more can always be done, especially in North Philly…

    • Philly’s Phinest

      I’m from East Philly Pierzy. WHich part are you from

    • Jamal7Mile

      DETROIT STAND UP!!!

      That’s what I call an “on point” blog!! Yep, I’m one of those automotive heads who’s feeling the pinch big time! Laid-off and probably won’t ever get my job back. I’m even thinking about moving to another state (what up Squadwildin) like Florida, where there are more jobs than what’s up here in Michigan. I love Tha Mitten too much to leave, though.

      I liked that move Em did. Publicity or not, it’s what folks like me need and appreciate (and support, I’m coppin’ 5/19th).

      What’s in my wallet? Very little!! I would go on but that’s for another blog topic. It would be my OWN blog topic if I could just figure out a way to get paid for it!

  • Pierzy

    And if Ro$$’s sunglasses were fake, he shouldn’t be spending thousands on them…I can get them for $8 before hopping on the EL.

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    ?????????????
    A.Dd+ BITCH!!!!!!

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “PO’ MY LIQUA” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP- A.Dd+)

  • Philly’s Phinest

    I’m from East Philly Pierzy. Which part are you from dawg

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    “REMEMBER BACK IN THE DAYYYYSSS/WHEN NIGGAS HAD WAAAAAVESS/GAZELLI SHADES AND CORNBRAIDS”

    “TURN YA PAGES TO 1993/NIGGAS IS GETTIN’ SMOKED GEE/BELIEVE ME!/TALK SLICK/YOU GET YO NECK SLIT QUICK/CAUSE REAL NIGGAS AINT HAVIN’ THAT SHIT/- THE NOTORIOUS ONE

    THAT NIGGA WAS A BEAST MAYNE!!!!

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

    Creativity is always born out of struggle.

    For awhile, rappers & civilians alike were living in fantasies worlds, like we were untouchable, so the music didn’t bother the people as much. It was no real need to convey any type of message. Now, people have something to say; folks ain’t content just sitting around while the next douche is dancing a jig, tossing his stacks skyward.

    Renaissance. I like that word. It’s time for that radical change, & the day of the everyman speaking up for himself is here. Especially now that the “everyman” catergory is so full. We have the voices to do it, & now there’s a reason to put words to those voice.

    Struggle is a beautiful thing when you think about it.

    Oh yeah, my money’s in my wallet. The same place it always was. Working middle class…………

    • Pierzy

      Grinding…like the VAST majority of us.

  • JCITYHUSTLA617

    I DONT HAVE A WALLET BUT I CAN TELL YOU WHAT I HAVE IN MY POCKET LETS SEE…………..$130,PACK OF ORBIT GUM, RECEIPT FOR MY $70 LIGHT BILL, RECEIPT FOR CRIME PAYS AND A NEW ERA FITTED, MY DEBITCARD WITH $21 ON IT AND A PAYSTUB FROM LAST WEEK AND I CAN TELL YOU WHAT IMA HAVE ON THE FIRST $O LOL

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

      Damn!

      That’s a big ass pocket. You holding a fitted in that piece? Lol. I’m fucking with you JCITY………..

      You didn’t say a condom. Get one, these broads ain’t playing with cats nowadays!

      • JCITYHUSTLA617

        LOL DAMN THAT WOULD BE AWKWARD AS HELL LOL……….I DONT NEED A CONDOM AT THE TIME I’VE BEEN WITH THE SAME FEMALE FOR TWO YEARS AND I DONT EAT HAMBURGER WHEN THERES STEAK AT HOME(I SAID EAT CUZ I WOULDNT GO FUCKIN MEAT BASED PRODUCTS, MAYBE A WARM APPLEPIE BUT I DIGRESS LMAO)……….BUT THAT IS DEFINATLY IMPORTANT FOR ANYONE READING THIS GETTING IT IN WRAP IT UP OR WATCH IT FALL OFF

      • $ykotic

        Good observation! I was going there ’til I saw your response!

        My wallet has ID(I see u down there latino), a bank deposit slip, AAA card(for you riders, cop that), medicinal card(aha! No good in NY though) and loose cash in the pockets.

        Leave that plastic home or you will feel the recession!

        • JCITYHUSTLA617

          I DONT EVEN FUCK WITH MY CREDITCARDS IT SEEMS THE WORSE THE ECONOMY GETS THE HIGHER INTEREST RATES ARE GETTING, I WOULD BE IN DEBT FOREVER IF I USED MY CARD THE WAY I WANTED 2

        • $ykotic

          Exactly. Cash or I pass.

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

          Damn I got credit card debt up my ass right now but I’m paying on it so I can get me a ride. And paying rent in Cali and bills don’t help either…basically my wallet is on E on a regular basis LOL

  • latino heat

    SouljaBitch speaks to the kids. that’s why he still gets to keep up his bs song and dance. the kids don’t care that mom and dad are struggling. a few weeks ago me and some homies were laughing about some of the grey hairs that are starting to pop up on us. my 19 year old patna there said “damn ya’ll getting grey hairs, what ya’ll stressing about”? i told him when i was 19 and still living at home i would’ve said the same thing. shit is real now though.
    i’m not hatin’ on certain rappers for trying to keep the party going though. people still want to go out on saturday and try and forget there problems for a few hours at least, right?

  • FlapJack

    No wallet. Got a lighter, pack of cigarettes and some coins.

    Change is already here.
    But you keep calling them hipsters

  • latino heat

    just a question for those that are saying they have no wallet, where do you keep your i.d.?
    you got to keep that shit on you, word to Jadakiss.

    • JCITYHUSTLA617

      IN MY POCKET LOL I WOULDNT RECOMMEND IT MY I.D SNAPED IN HALF A FEW TIMES THE WOMAN AT THE DMV KEEPS TELLING ME TO GET A WALLET LOL I HAD A WALLET ONCE AND IT FELT AWKWARD IDK NOT MY STEEZ

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

        @ JCITY

        Lol @ “glitter bullets”

        • JCITYHUSTLA617

          LOL 4REAL THEM GAYS WILL HAVE YOUR WHOLE BLOCK COVERED IN CONFETTI IF YOU FUCK WITH THEM LOL STAB U UP WITH SOME MAYBELINE LIPSTICK LIKE TAKE THAT TAKE THAT TAKE THAT LOL BUT NOT BEFORE THEY LEAK THAT VIDEO OF P.DIDDY GETTIN SUPER(SPIRIT FINGER)HEAD’S FINGERS IN HIS ASS….. DAMN LOL WHO KNEW PUFF WAS LIKE SUCH A BADBOY LMFAO

  • dex

    you cudda kept this one

    • JCITYHUSTLA617

      IT’S DEEPER THAN RAP

  • geico lizard

    Big shout out to Delaware for legalizing sports gambling in a recession. I had a dollar in my wallet but I bought a lottery ticket with it.
    *graduates from college*
    *gets job*
    *sits at job dreaming about how to spend future lottery winnings*

  • latino heat

    “that buck that bought a bottle might’ve struck the lotto”. – Nas

  • Justice4All

    Keeps my Paypal card at hand, with the “Valid” Drivers License, Debit card, 1 “emergency”credit card (isn’t there always an emergency?)Sams Business Card-”get carded just to get into sams club”, couple of hundreds for the bread and milk wifey tells me to get on the regulak on the way home-(actually, when I’m in the driveway is when I usually get that call), and a few business cards from random fakers that say they moving millions of units somewhere and they can help me.

  • http://xxl All Dae

    Gotta live within yr means…

  • Trizz

    Call me unhip but i got me a wallet..no chain tho, cuz personally i find that shit mad rainbow but in my wallet $87, license, capital one card i only use on holidays, debit card with about $46 on it, shaws card i always forget when i go, lids card i always forget when i go, pics of wifey and my nephew and an a magnum wrapper from last week…damn i needa take my girl out to eat or suttin i kinda startin to feel the guilt…damn im learning lessons for xxl aint that suttin

  • BIGNAT

    i don’t carry a wallet to work but i will tell you what was in my pockets. chap stick, id, keys, cellie and 20 bucks. which i have like this $10 $5 and 5 singles. the five goes on the outside then four singles then the ten then the last single. i had crime pays in my bag i am listening to it now. i suggest everyone to get it it’s better than i thought it was going be.

    • latino heat

      since you mentioned wrapping your money a certain way, i like to laugh at people that carry that “112 stack”. you know a hundred on the outside and 12 ones inside. and like to flash that shit all over the club or wherever. that shit never gets old.

      • BIGNAT

        i got a friend who does that he called it the stunting stack. i renamed it the chopper stack after ron mexico dropped that post. it’s funny last time i asked him how much we got tonight. he brings out a big ass stack held together by a thick rubberband. he said a hundred on top 2 twenties a ten and a 100 singles. that shit is funny i keep telling him you going only attract gold diggers when we go out.

        • latino heat

          yeah i renamed it the Chooper Stack too after that post.

  • brand-new

    7 dollars, wallet with i.d., debit card, and a seatbelt ticket! thanks officer dick!!!!

  • 619

    The recession hasn’t really affected me personally. Still got those Ulysses Grants in my pocket. Schwarzenegger been tryna take those, but he can’t touch the union workers, so fuck you Arnold, get you’re hand out my pocket. No condoms, you just gotta know what pussy you’re fuckin’ with, I just stick to gettin’ pussy in two places, baby moms and my girl. Just make sure they get that depo shot on time.

  • latino heat

    HA HA AH! i’ve been trying to put my homies up on that depo shot for years! i’m glad somebody finally feels me. every 90 days homie, like clockwork.

    • 619

      haha, real shit. My girl hates condoms, so I gotta stay on her every 3 months about that depo. I don’t need 2 baby moms. You never know if they really want to get pregnant and play it off like some kinda accident and trap you with that “oh baby, I forgot all about it, really it was a mistake”.

  • latino heat

    i feel you dog. i didn’t get to be 27 with no kids by taking chances. i used to take my ex to the dr. every 90 days and make sure she went in the room and got it cause i wanted to avoid the exact scenario you mentioned. you can’t trust these females.

    • 619

      Same age as me, but I had my first son as a teenager. Now I gotta broad that’s a few years older than me, and she needs the dick at least twice a day. I like fuckin’ with older broads now though, because they got their shit together and they don’t play no young minded games. All you gotta do is fuck ‘em right and they’ll cook, clean, and buy you shit. Nothin’ better than fuckin’ raw, just gotta be smart about it.

  • latino heat

    i feel you on that too. my current chick is 31, for the most part she don’t fuck with the mind games, but you know a females still gonna be a female. she is starting to talk about settling down though. i don’t know about all that.

    • BIGNAT

      that reminds me when i was 19 and fucking a women who was 35 or 36. that what was the best time of my life. clean pussy i could bust in all the time and just keep fucking it. it was like a dream then she started talking that i need to stay with her and since she can’t get pregnant we can adopt a baby.