Soulja Boy = Gucci Mane’s Prowe-to-Jay

[Blogger's Note: Oh, you know damn well that's what it sounded like when he said it.]

In the forthcoming XXL issue proudly displaying what I call the Hip-Hop Apocalypse cover, Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Shawty Lo and Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em kick the soccer ball around a bit for all you aspiring trap stars and swag merchants.

Swagatarians, as we now call them.

In an interview excerpt that tells us… well… absolutely nothing of interest, Gucci reveals his newest protege to the world.

“–Soulja, that’s, like, my protégé, to me. I parallel myself to him at the same age. He got a lot of things in common with me. He’s a hard worker, just like myself… To be honest, Soulja Boy told me he was a big fan of my music. But he wouldn’t even imagine I’m a same big fan of his music as he is of mine. So we had mutual respect for each other. That’s my dawg.”

-Gucci Mane, XXL Magazine

Soulja Boy is Gucci Mane’s protégé? Right. And Nick Van Exel taught Kobe Byrant everything he knows. Of course, Soulja Boy is no Kobe–except in terms of douchery–but the disparity is that great.

When Gucci Mane was 17 he was in the fucking junkyard with Jooo-mane scrounging around for gold foil and stray brass pieces to put over his teeth. He was a member of the fuckin Fat Albert gang.

I’m sure when Soulja Boy had the biggest song on earth a couple years ago, he was wearing a WWGD bracelet the entire time. In fact, “What Would Gucci Do?” is engraved on the underside of every overly-expensive bracelet in Soulja’s Gucci-lined… bracelet closet.

Oh, shit! Doesn’t Soulja Boy have [fake] Gucci trash cans, bedsets and cereal box skins? Maybe there’s something to Mr. Icey’s claim after all. They both take free branding to the next level. One puts the clothing line in his name, the other very well may have the interlocking Gs literally branded on his bama, black ass.

The fucked up part is that Gucci, Louis, Dior and all these designers whose wares get pumped in these rap songs, want no part of such negro-tive publicity. The minute their line becomes primarily associated with the swagatarians and mumble merchants of the world, they believe they it’s cheapened and rendered unsellable to their target audience.

Translation: Once OJ Da Watermelon Kang becomes the face of Balenciaga, they’ll never be on a red carpet again. You might find a Balenciaga skrippin pole, though. Aye!

On the other hand, if Soulja Boy were a true Gucci Mane protege, he’d have made it a point to get himself locked up after every 50,000 ringtone sales.

Gucci must have misheard the question and thought XXL was asking about his relationship with Jooo-mane.

Negro, please. Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy are only comparable in lyrical disability. Soulja’s investing in better ghostwriters these days too, so there soon won’t be any acceptable comparison. It’ll just be Gucci and Juice huddled in a cold, lonely trap house.

On the bright side, I saw an ad on World Star that indicates they can get government bailout funds for said trap house.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Need a prow-ta-jay of your own? ron@ronmexicocity.com

P.S.: Thanks to all of you who’ve been fucking with the RMC video adventures this weekend. There will be plenty more, so feel free to get familiar. No Clinton Sparks.

  • giantstepp

    “Negro, please. Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy are only comparable in lyrical disability.”

    Thats church that ther Mex! Amen brother.

    • http://saclink.csus.edu GUCCI

      yall r some bitches gucci is runnin shit

  • Penelope Rodriguez

    I hate how XXL wasted precious ink on printing these fools. Why???

    • http://www.sylermusic.com Syler

      Not just links, a cover.

  • Pierzy

    I shudder to think what will be on next month’s cover. Maybe just a picture of grillz and sizzurp?

    • Bobo D

      S. Pratt
      Weird Al
      Britney Spears

      • BGZ

        “Weird” Al is sh!ttin on these clowns.

  • $ykotic

    Mexx you remember when they used to put the Reese’s foil on their teeth! LOL

    That ad is dry snitching at it’s best. Notice how the words are in the police blue?

    • http://www.sylermusic.com Syler

      $yk, what up playboy.

      • $ykotic

        What’s the deal Syler? Coolin’?

  • DV8

    “Negro, please. Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy are only comparable in lyrical disability.”

    Not even that. At least Gucci makes a song out of it. I rather hear Gucci waste a good beat then Soulja Boy. Turn My Swag On was just horrible. He kind of reminds me of Special Ed (of CrankYankers fame) on that track.

    • Jamal7Mile

      Yaaaay! Yaaaay!

  • Moving Sideways

    That ad is the greatest thing in history.

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

    define irony: now there are gucci ads all over the damn entry.

    • Jamal7Mile

      Holy shit, I see ‘em!

      Bwaahahahahahahahaaaaaa!!!!! *wipes tears* I mean, man… how can anything be this funny?!

  • Epinz

    @mex
    Suprised there aint no sunny d ads up.

  • Dr Flav

    Mr. Mexico

    Usually my comments dont post on this blog, Im just gonna chalk it up to the server or whatever, but usually those comments usually are remarking on the sheer corniness of your drops.

    I just want to say, I been a reader of XXL blogs since YN sought web dominance for this site and I just want to ask, do you think that remarks like “OJ Da Watermelon Kang” is what’s hot nowadays? You sound like a old red faced cracka some days on here, I mean its one thing to try to be humorous, but you want to add stereotypes to groups people who you obviously know little about.

    You continue a stereotypes that Southern people are uneducated,shiftless,barefoot shack dwelling yokels, when most of the prestigious colleges and universities are in the south, some of the most intelligent black minds and leaders hail from the south and most of the guys you try to clown are generally self made millionaires, which you recieve a chicken feed XXL mag check to nut ride.

    Because, you see my friend, you are a nut rider and Soulja Boy is feeding your dirty, stinkin, Jamerican (I know) ass, so you should really be more respectful to the people that come from the region who birthed him and probably many of the bastard’s ancestors who are going to without a doubt have something to say about my comment.

    Call us country, we are. Talk about our dialect, we earned it honest, however you cross the line sometimes in a ignorant attempt at humor. Because you need to know that some of the members of these other races aint persecuting us by geographical region, but stereotypes and color. Something to think about while you separate the cockroaches from the oxtails and rice in your bowl. (bear in mind its possible to go harder on people of yardie decent, but thats not the point I wish to prove)

    My point is albeit you have your regulars who read this and will continue to say “good one Mex” and what have you, but from my standpoint in you attempt to provide quantity, you are gradually producing trite material which could be equivalent to fast food. I mean those DDN award a few months back… Negro Please, step your bars up.

    • DETROIT

      you mad?

    • Phil

      WHAT.

    • RiZob

      PREACH BROTHER!!..the only thing most of these people know about the south is whatever they see on tv…most of the most ignorant people are from the East Coast….and thats real talk…

      • really?

        You are the ignorant one. The Northeast is the most educated part of the country by far, it is not even close.

    • JAY STONE

      blog-emotion is a female trait, u should feel “no” way, disgust or not, take that shit to mediatakeout.

  • DETROIT

    I have to disagree ron, gucci is head and shoulders above soulja boy when it comes to rappin! that doesn’t say much, but it’s true. and SB has the beats and kiddy fanbase that gucci needs. also, gucci has the street cred that SB need….IT’S A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!

    As far as that cotton gin comment…..LMAO, NIGGA, WHERE DO YOU COME UP WITH THAT TYPE OF SHIT? I DAMN NEAR SPIT MY SPRITE OUT WHEN I READ THAT SHIT!

  • Dr Flav

    “usually those comments are remarking”

    a stereotype > a stereotypes

  • Worley

    Define irony:

    (1) a commentor calling himself Dr. Flav writes “a ignorant attempt at humor.”

    (2) fake Gucci products appearing next to a drop that clowns fake Gucci products.

    “negro-tive publicity” indeed.

  • Dr Flav

    I aint even look at that picture at the top, I mean really…

    How many people know that a black person was ripped off after they invented the cotton gin, Eli Whitney my ass!

    • Brickyard

      What Bean Pie’s not selling on the corner?

  • Dr Flav

    “an ignorant attempt”

    Feel better Worley.

    You checkin my fresh? I would appreciate if you address me directly then.

    • Warren

      Mr. Flav:

      One some level I get what you’re saying, but none of the cats on this cover is above reproach. Hip-Hop mags/sites rarely hold a lot of these dudes accountable because they’re too busy dick-riding them for being “self-made millionaires.” It’s unfortunate that a lot of the subjects of Mex’s column end up being from the south, but guess what? Most of the folks at the forefront of the genre are from the South. A great majority of the garbage that’s consistently pushed to the masses (and produced at a steady clip) is by southern artists. I’m certain if the cats in question were from some other region, Mex would put them on equal blast.

      And, no, being a self-made millionaire doesn’t excuse the bullshit that’s being peddled by these cats.

    • Worley

      Come hold it for me baby.

  • Phil

    I am amazed at how the South has NO ambitions creatively whatsoever after having a stranglehold on the game for more than 5 years now. FIVE years of the same shit. And cats still buy it, defend it, let it slide because of respect for some perceived “hustle” in peddling painfully ignorant images and songs.

    The South will devour itself in moments now. Tick, tick, tick…

    • Zulu1925

      @ Phil

      What alot of cats on these forums seem to forget is that hip hop was originally a fun time, celebratory movement – not a clinical exercise in lyrical dexterity. A great number of these artists from the South are making dance music, not cipher-ready manifestos. People in the South actually DANCE in clubs well past the age of 21 – sweating and all. It’s been my experience that most folks in or from the northeast beyond the age of 21, and CERTAINLY before 25, have resorted to ‘cool daddy swag’ on the dancefloor and prefer something they can nod their head to while sipping on a Beautiful, as opposed to sweating out their undershirt to the latest dance-ready joint, chugging Long Island Iced Teas. THAT, more than anything else, is the fundamental difference in how the different regions view the state of hip hop.

  • Dr Flav

    The thing to remember Warren is that the southern rap in itself is self made, we dont need the Tri State to be comfortable or thrive, we have been doing it for years and ironically the one half of group that was booed on a national stage at an award show for a nationally recognized publication, is now hailed as a lyrical genius, although he was just one of many of such as 8Ball and MJG, Scarface, Ceelo, Khujo and others that escape me at the moment.

    During that time the rest of the industry was like “fuck them” so we carved a niche and drew the rest of nation and world into ours.

    “The South will devour itself in moments now.”
    This is not far fetched at all, since we started of feeding each other and got the rest of you all eating, that you all would get full and back away from the table, but dont believe that we going anywhere, that would be asine and ignorant on your part. New York type rap aint went nowhere in this past 10 plus years we been shinin, its just less people cared to listen to it.

    • DETROIT

      lil wayne, tip, ludacris, and many other south artists blatantly copy new york’s flow and wordplay, which is why southern rap now sounds so much different than it did 10 years ago! have you heard that new rick ross? that shit sounds like a fake biggie rappin on beats from the blueprint 2! lil wayne got his whole swag from the dipset, and his flow from jig, and he’s the biggest southern artist. also, the 3 highest paid rappers are jig, diddy, and 50! to highest selling rappers are wayne, em, and kanye! this idea that the south is running rap is highly exaggerated!

  • Dr Flav

    Oh and Warren it DR. not MR., I earned that shit honest too…

  • http://www.myspace.com/producerjamesmoore producer James Moore

    the funniest thing is the difference between the bloggers on this site and the writers for the physical magazine, which is obviously primarily concerned with mag sales, which is understandable, its just funny that you expect right away that everyone on here agrees that the cover is an abomination, but the magazine will come out with every reason defending why their on there, the editor’s gonna be in the front talking about “say what you want but these guys are running the game right now”

  • http://www.myspace.com/producerjamesmoore producer James Moore

    and I’m not dissing the cover’s artists, I listen to their stuff on occasion, but most blog writers wouldn’t put them on a magazine cover

  • DETROIT

    @ Dr Flav:

    pimp c ( a southern og) was clowin these niggas also before he passed! it’s not that they’re from the south, it’s that they suck. and for some reason, i’ll chalk it up to southern hospitality, alot of you guys support all things southern, which to me is some bullshit! you don’t see new york niggas gettin mad when you say that “chicken noodle soup” is some bullshit! the problem is that the south doesn’t police itself, so alot of these niggas make it waaaay to far in the game based on your undying support. for ex., shawty lo, young la, rocko, and prolly some more niggas…all took jeezy’s flow! and jeezy is cool with that shit…if he weren’t from the south, he’d be like “WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!”, but in the south that’s considered hate! nobody has said anything bad about the real south artists such as face, ugk, trick daddy, dre 3000, etc…just these bum ass niggas!

    BY THE WAY, I FUX WIT GUCCI AND OJ THO!

  • Dr Flav

    Alright I got time so I will continue to skeet common sense on this blog, since I am from the region some of these folk think they know so much about.

    “producer” James Moore, why do you think they print magazines, so you can glance at the cover and feel self assured because some obscure emcee is on the cover? Was that not what the Freshman issue was for? Harris Pub need they bitches or should I say publications to go out and get that money.

    Abomination? That’s the way dudes dress in the hoods down here, generally minus the jewelry and these are the artists that we listen to, don’t spread that negativity on these brothers. Start a letter writing campaign and tell em you want Buddens, Saigon, Uncle Murder, Noe, Red Cafe or whomever and if you are successful see if you can find out which cover produces the most revenue (the bottom line) for the magazine.

  • http://www.myspace.com/producerjamesmoore producer James Moore

    Dr. Flav:

    you mentioned OutKast, 8Ball and MJG, Scarface, Ceelo, Khujo … no one is dissing any one, and Goodie Mob was really one of the first big acts that were really country with it, but they had the lyrical content to go with it, like someone said, people aren’t getting dissed for being from the South, the ones you mentioned along with Ludacris, the D.O.C., etc. always get props, but there’s a reason why you didn’t mention any of the cover artists as evidenced, you can’t compare them to the ones you did mentioned just because their all from the same half of the country

  • Dr Flav

    Shout out to Detroit, I swerved when I went up there, y’all streets bad as a motherfucka though.

    Detroit, now you know that New York is notoriously critical of everything, I have never met a larger group of complainers from anywhere period and I know plenty of New Yorkers.

    The south in general does’nt believe in droppin a turd on another nigga plate that’s eating good, we say to each his own, congradulate and try to get ourselves a meal, bear in mind I say generally because its haters down here too, but its usually more covert.

    Somebody buying the product, so what purpose is it to throw shade on somebody doing something legal?

    • JAY STONE

      These Country Coons been garbage since the PurpSurp
      days. No hate, just truth.

  • http://www.myspace.com/producerjamesmoore producer James Moore

    well I never said anything about anybody’s clothes, and I’m not from New York, I’m from Pittsburgh which has a heavy influence from mainstream Southern rap & culture down to the clothes and the slang and everything else … and yea, I understand business, but everything can’t be about the money, for me personally, XXL doesn’t exist to just tell the readers what is “hot”, which is no different than MTV with their hottest artist list that everybody hated, you have these magazines to bring people into that world, its cool to have an article from Gucci Mane in their because someone like me, may not be a fan, but a good interview that tells their story always gives me some more respect for whatever artist, and often causes me to take a listen, but there’s a difference between that, and dickriding, just let everyone got mad when Yellow Nig was dickriding Interscope with G-Unit & Aftermath on every cover for the year, none of those were southern artists and the backlash was still there, so its really not a region thing, people don’t pick up the magazine to read a paper version of 106 & Park, I don’t get the mag to read “say what you want, but these cats are running the game”

  • Dr Flav

    Luda from the Chi, I believe Westside Chi, Scarface put him on, when he ran that orignal Def Jam South. DOC is a good call and a few more notable are Mystical and Nappy Roots.

    Gucci Mane= street hustler with a background that can be verified, knows what is talking about, speaks a southern hustlers language, clever wordplay if you could get pass his accent, which I can.

    Soulja Boy, teen idol, came through with the cult dance craze and the entreprenurial (sp)hustle, that many youngster and older heads are trying to duplicate, call it ringtone rap if you want, but if folk aint like it they would not have put it on they phone. I admire the little dude, I and a few more would slay him in a battle with ease, but he recognizes that he is not the best lyrically, but the kid writes a damn good anthem.

    Shawty Lo, D-boy turned rapper just for the shine, he could have set back and just let D4L and whoever flip investment money for him but he wanted the limelight kinda like a generic Baby from Cash Money Millionares. He got pretty damn lucky with that single, all he needs to continue is for Gucci to keep ghostwriting for him on some Puff Daddy shit.

    OJ= dont really know too much about that dude.

    • DETROIT

      “Gucci Mane= street hustler with a background that can be verified, knows what is talking about, speaks a southern hustlers language, clever wordplay if you could get pass his accent, which I can.”

      In my opinion, gucci is actually talented (him and zeytoven that is)! to me, he’s this generations TOO SHORT. of coarse short had way more substance to his shit, but so did everyone else in the late 80s, early 90s!

      but gucci ain’t no fluke, dude makes hits! i even fux wit soulja boy as a producer…i think that he’ll eventually retire from rappin.

      as far as oj da joo mane, he’s robin to gucci’s batman…them niggas are the rae and ghost of the chitlin circut.

      Also, ya’ll forget that midwest niggas are as much responsible for the success of southern artists as the southern cats are.

      i’ve heard numerous southern artists say that detroit was one of their biggest markets! same with st. louis, chicago, cleveland, etc.

    • DevoG

      Luda not from the Chi. He was born in Champagne, Il., where the University of Illinois is located, while is parents were in school.

  • Dr Flav

    “everything can’t be about the money” unfortunately Mr Moore with all these magazines flopping left and right, it better be about the money for XXL. The Source put Tiallondra aka Rick Ross bitter baby mother on it’s cover, now that buzzard aint rapped a professional verse, why do you think she got a music mag cover?

    “with G-Unit & Aftermath on every cover for the year, none of those were southern artists and the backlash was still there” Two words, Young Buck and they were blantant with it, similar to the way the rode off the Weezy Wave.

    Cats was mad at the Young Jeezy and the CTE covers, we aint even gonna talk about back in the day with the Cash Money covers, specifically the Baby cover with him grilling the camera wearing about a mint’s worth of jewelry.

  • http://www.myspace.com/producerjamesmoore producer James Moore

    at the end of the day, its a rap magazine, its not the Wall Street Journal, so we’re not coming to them for the Soundscan charts, let’s see Drake get the cover, he’s arguably hotter right than some of the people the new cover, the topic on most people’s minds is about his buzz right now, that’s a great discussion point, and you might get your sales bottom line from his female fans at the least, Gucci has a similar buzz without really having major label backing, and OJ is working his way to that, and Soulja Boy rebounded from almost fading away with Birdwalk when he dropped Kiss Me Through the Phone & Turn My Swag On, but I ain’t even heard Shawty Lo’s name since the beef with TI, my thing is why when we have a discussion about music, the defense comes to business? ok your a good hustler, ok, maybe you should work for the label, or just be the label, someone said Rick Ross should be an A&R because his album had better production than most albums even if the raps weren’t there, I give anyone credit as a rapper for their hustle, if you get your hustle on, that means you get your hustle on, if you get your rhyme on, that means you get your rhyme on

    • DevoG

      “I give anyone credit as a rapper for their hustle, if you get your hustle on, that means you get your hustle on, if you get your rhyme on, that means you get your rhyme on”

      I agree. The reason there are so many wack-ass rappers out is because the industry is over saturated with “hustlers”. Those who have no actual respect for the craft, or it’s history. Those who copped a beat dope enough that the ignorance they spit gets drowned out.

      Beyond that, Hip Hop is still experiencing growing pains, and dealing with a serious generation gap at the same time. There are 42 year old’s giving their opinions on music geared for 17 year old’s. There are 17 year old’s who think that having a limited vocabulary, and subject matter is whats up.

      I think regardless of age, region, ethnicity, or income tax bracket, your appreciation of and dedication to the craft will keep the streets, the boardroom, the charts, and the blogs in your favor. It holds true in all other areas of life. Why should Hip-Hop be any different.

  • Dr Flav

    I apologize for the typos and grammar, typing fast and I think sometimes I pick up some bad habits unconciously by reading comments written on various blogs. I hope whoever cares enough to read what I wrote today understands it.

    I usually dont comment nowaday, just read, but back when the comment section was more mobile device friendly I stayed hitting up Bol, Sunday aka the man Dallas Penn, and Noz aka that white dude’s hip hop collection >>> you and yo mama’s, just check the early archives for my name. I remember debating with these post are racists and TPAR came from me being too lazy to type his user name into my phone, he was a Pac fan so it kind of fit…LOL

    Anyhoo thanks for the allowing me the stage today Mr Mexico, maybe you will pay attention to what I wrote maybe not, I just had to say it to ease my mind.

    • JAY STONE

      I remember y`all going in at Bol post about isreal or whatever.
      Shit i`ve been in this site for damn near years.
      Hell where the hell is Rey and Fire!

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

      the good reverend doctor flavor,

      you’re more than welcome to “the stage” at any time. feel free, my nigga. thanks for your opinion, even if it differs from mine.

      1. i think it’s strange that you took a satirically-charged criticism of something gucci mane said about soulja boy, turned it into the same tired-ass hip-hop civil war (north vs. south) and ran with it.

      2. how does making jokes about gucci, the same way i’d crack on my actual favorites, make me a “south hater”? why, some of my best friends… hahaha

      sorry you didn’t like the DDN tournament (which was full of us uppity up-top niggas and won by a NOT southerner). but i won’t lose any sleep over it.

      thanks for reading (i think) and taking the time to drop your prescription on the people.

  • http://www.myspace.com/producerjamesmoore producer James Moore

    lmao @ putting Tia on the cover, I ain’t even seen the Source in stores in a minute, i been looking for the new one too, I can see where that comes from even though nobody is worried about that beef right now, the Source is always late anyway, but yea that’s obviously worse, they also had Kimora on the cover before, it still has to be about the music … and yes Young Buck from Tennesee was one of those Interscope covers, but people weren’t mad about it because he was from Tennesee, they were mad because it was Interscope artist # …, it wasn’t about Young Buck, or 50 or Banks or whoever else, he was just Interscope in that situation

  • Dr Flav

    It is the music business, Mr Moore, because when its all said and done, you want to get paid for your beats if somebody else is using them. I blame the talk of business by fans on artist like 50 cent when he started inserted all that into his beefs with certain artists he was not creatively equivalent to and also the ability to access info via the web like soundscan. I hear your points but some of these cats try to put the creative in with the hustle, and there are too many signed and unsigned artists to listen and access music from for me to cry about another man’s success or revel in another man’s failure.

  • Dr Flav

    Detroit Zaytoven is that muthafucka!!! The melodies, basslines and drum kicks definitely drew me into listening to Gucci.

    ‘Also, ya’ll forget that midwest niggas are as much responsible for the success of southern artists as the southern cats are.

    i’ve heard numerous southern artists say that detroit was one of their biggest markets! same with st. louis, chicago, cleveland, etc”

    Co-sign, I was born in the Land, most of my family still live in east Cleveland, so you definitely right about the midwest’s responsibility in spreading the music.

    “the whole damn world is country” Nappy Roots

  • ehhh

    Real talk most of the shit mex says is wack but niggas on here ride his dick so hard you would think he is dropping gems all the time. Bol is head and shoulders above this nigga. Too much hit or miss shit with this section. Shit is never as funny as niggas act like it is.

  • that nigga

    When Gucci Mane was 17 he was in the fucking junkyard with Jooo-mane scrounging around for gold foil and stray brass pieces to put over his teeth. He was a member of the fuckin Fat Albert gang.
    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    O.M.G… HAHAHAAHHAAHA!!!

  • BIGNAT

    no way in the world could that ad be true. who would be dum enough to click it come on. see how my traphouse got bailout from the gov’t mwhahahahhaa

  • DV8

    @ Dr.Flav and Detroit

    basically the West, South, and the MidWest all supported each other in the early 90′s while them yanks was shining and hating at the same time. Now its the late 00′s and its still the same shit only that the South is on top now.

    To all those NY folk that be complaining about the current state of hiphop . I would like to ask how does it feel? (No DeAngelo)Most East Coast artist who havent been in the game since the mid 90′s cant by a buzz right now.

    Also all black folk have roots in the south so really yall hatin on yourselves.

    Hate is the new Love indeeed…..

    • Warren

      Let’s put this “hating on the South” bullshit-ass argument into its proper perspective.

      As a listener, I don’t have ANY allegiance to ANY region. I listen to what the fuck I think sounds good. What’s in for me to big up a REGION? That’s stupid. Most of the cats I fuck with right now HAPPEN to be from Detroit, but that doesn’t mean I think everyone from Detroit is automatically good.

      Duck-walking, chicken-dancing-ass, Yah-Yah-Trick mofos don’t HAVE to be from the South in order to be wack. Plus, there’s enough wack shit coming from other regions that is just as bad.

      Defending the entire South as a region is pointless.

      • Zulu1925

        @ Warren

        A post I made earlier in this thread seems to apply to your viewpoint, as well…

        What alot of cats on these forums seem to forget is that hip hop was originally a fun time, celebratory movement – not a clinical exercise in lyrical dexterity. A great number of these artists from the South are making dance music, not cipher-ready manifestos. People in the South actually DANCE in clubs well past the age of 21 – sweating and all. It’s been my experience that most folks in or from the northeast beyond the age of 21, and CERTAINLY before 25, have resorted to ‘cool daddy swag’ on the dancefloor and prefer something they can nod their head to while sipping on a Beautiful, as opposed to sweating out their undershirt to the latest dance-ready joint, chugging Long Island Iced Teas. THAT, more than anything else, is the fundamental difference in how the different regions view the state of hip hop.

  • Gerv

    Ron need to turn the name of his blog to”Biggest Hater On XXL”

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

      that’s the name of my REAL blog.

      except, replace XXL with “in the worrrrrld!”

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    LMAO!!! i knew it was only a matter of time. u on a roll, man.

  • west

    im tired of muthafuckins hatin these cats, they doin they thang, what u mad cuz niggaz dont wanna listen to yo ass. they deserve the coveer jus anyother rapper does, we all deserve a cover fro that matter, who gives a fuck wat they rap about ! i dont but its ounds good enough for me to party to keep the party goin, if i wanna learn sumthing il listen to mos def or nas, yall should be talkin bout eminem he talks bout gettin fucked in the ass, that aint hip hop !

  • c b w

    The only positive thing I can say about these cats is that they’re making money.

    Now, with that being said…those cats on the cover have moved the southern rap movement back to a chitlin circuit status. I (me, my opinion alone)feel that they have not added anything positive to the legacy of the ATL’s MC’s. Outkast,Goodie M.O.B, 8ball & MJG, Luda, Kilo,T.I.,…Those niggas on the cover are so country even country niggas say “What the fuck he say?”

    The end is near.

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

    Man who cares! Ya’ll really on here discussing this shit?

    Anyway, Ron the blog was funnyas hell as always keep it up!

  • aj da juice

    Man Mexico I used to fuck with you…. But used was a rooster til he got his ass shot. Gucci is one of the hottest rappers out right now. Lyrical? Not really? But well worth the time it takes to browse through the tracklist. He always says something worth repeating. You totally approached his presence negatively, but I guess that your job.

    So I dont hate you just your profession!!!

    “You left with ones that petty”
    -Gucci MTA (masters in trapping administration)

  • http://nonizz.com nizzel please grillz

    Man oh man all you people here with things to say about haters. What about the typical content of rap music? Is it not filled with hateful rhetoric and racially charged derogatory terms such as nizzels, and massogonistic veribiage like “hoe” and such? These musicians spew dispresectful content, and if I will make a generalization here live selfish lifestyes, so why not have a laugh at the irony, which someone like a rap star missing their new “grill” represents. I laughed out loud at this and many of the posts here.

    LOL, ROFL!!!!!

  • Mr. Reeps

    Dang thats Messed up so wat yall are saying is everybody from the south are country bumkins right? and alot of people on this blog are haters extremly you cant hate on these guys especially Gucci, Oj and Soulja I would rather be in the club dancin with a female to soulja boys she got a donk rather to the Lox that wont get a girl to dance yall should see how when gucci and oj gets played everybody shoots straight to the dance floor I’m from alabama and we aint cuntry at all obviously Gucci is doing sumthin right if he has songs with busta Camron he has a gangload of mixtapes thast nigga hot in the south along with oj and that was so stereotypical of ya ron talkin bout oj the watermelon kang and shit we as black people should be happy regardless that there are niggas reppin hard and makin money at that thats why i cant hate on soulja he came with sum catchy shit and hit the jackpot that could happen to any body but i forgot that XXL is a new york based mag so of course the hate would be comming off hard from there but alot of people on here know they bump Gucci and Oj at least on the regular so stop the hate Tha south has the best music right now other than Cam and Busta Real talk

  • R-Money

    Im from the south and im not offended by it oj gucci and soulja boy are posterchilds for ignorance even though gucci got a full scholarship for college and soulja boy made straight a’s through high school even if they aren’t ignorant they appeal to people that are ignorant and dont know any better just like our ancestors were (slaves) so to me they are killing the communities

  • 6661joker

    Ron Mexico can eat a fat dick. Negro Please get a real job & quit commenting on people’s success. Don’t hate cause your life & job apparently are meaningless. Cop that State Vs. Radric Davis. Fuck Boy. Ask your boss for a copy. Cause ya’ll still ride Gucci’s dick. He hittin in the streets regardless.

  • http://www.gucci.com Irrelavant

    it’s funny how dumb America is wasting there time caring about the next person. There getting $ regardless teachers are getting the pink notice meaning they aint gonna be employed next year. Open up your eyes to some real shit if you aint getting $ keep your mouth closed cause regardless your voice dosent count! its funny how you say negro please when you got white people on tv fucking around and dying cause there slow playing with wild animals. When will yous motherfuckers learn?

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