A Loopy Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco never ceases to amaze me. As a rapper he ups the lyrical ante every time out. As an individual he is a living reminder that talent and intelligence are as incongruous as money and web impressions. Blitzen kicks off a smarty-art nigga rant aimed at Elliot Wilson and RapRadar with an improper use of “your”. As you can imagine based on how often I attack the Lazytown approach to hip-hop grammar, I immediately judge people who fuck shit like that up. This goes double for niggas who operate on a platform of being smarter than everyone else.

[Blogger’s Note: Impressions = money isn’t exactly true. Ask the people who created Twitter and still haven’t figured out a way to make a dime off of it. You have to know what to do with that traffic. There are also ways that websites make money without much traffic, but Fiasco knows everything there is to know. I'll be quiet. It's not like I work in this industry or anything.]

Is Elliot Wilson greedy? I don’t know the man as well as some other XXL veterans do. So, I can’t really speak on that. However, Fiasco attaches this notion of YN greed to a lack of integrity. That’s to say that YN expressing his distaste for Fiasco in an editorial contradicts covering Fiasco in any capacity on the site. I’ve been to RapRadar a few times to snag an NP or two–once with YN as the subject. It’s a sad sight overall, but RR appears to have an objective journalism component. I mean, they aggregate a story here and there like every other lazy rap publication. What more do you expect of them?

Long story short, it’s RapRadar’s responsibility as a publication to report on artists Wilson may not necessarily like. That’s why Wilson has an opinion column or five. Those–and the tampered blogs—are reserved for whatever he’d like to say. This separation of church and state indicates that the responsible thing to do would be to include Fiasco in the normal press rounds. This has nothing to do with dickriding or being whimsical. If anything, knowing that Wilson has never liked Fiasco’s work despite the amount of XXL coverage he’s gotten during the YN era should be evidence of some journalistic integrity.

An editor-in-chief can’t possibly like everything that goes into his publication. Sometimes there’s a story on some shit you don’t dig. You may not believe this, but I’ve done plenty of objective journalism in my day. It’s what I went to school for. It’s also the reason why I blog, because fuck that shit with a sandpaper dick. I’d rather tell you what I really think.

Speaking of shitfucking, fuck that shit Fiasco is talking about in his stupid-ass blog. His real problem seems to be that he is not built to be an artist in the public eye. The boy’s sensitive as all hell. It’s Philosophy 100 time again. On one hand you have a writer who expects everyone to read and accept his views. On the other, you have an artist who expects never to hear a disparaging word about his work. Who’s the greater megalomaniac?

Greater than either Fiasco or Wilson’s megalomania is the irony of all this. Based on what I’ve seen at LupeFiasco.com, Fiasco has taken to being a blogger like YN. Music aside, Fiasco expresses his thoughts and opinions in print just like the bloggers he promises to dropkick, or whatever the fuck he said he’d do to Bol. It might be hard to see as much about yourself when your site is full of cockriding minions who block your line of vision to the mirror.  I can only imagine that kind of thing happens when “your” a popular musician, though. I wouldn’t know from experience.

I’ve given Fiasco a pretty hard time here. Let’s give him the benefit of being dull. In which case, shame on Fiasco for expecting better from RapRadar. Looking for objective journalism out of a vanity site like that is like expecting Muhummad Ali and Michael J. Fox to play a quiet game of Operation.

The internet has blurred the line between objective and subjective journalism for many people, but niggas with education and intelligence should be able to tell when one or the other are appropriate and at play. This entire argument is Rhymefest smart.

SDN All-Star Challenge indeed.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Damn, this economic freedom is cheaper than a motherfucker. ron@ronmexicocity.com

  • eazy money

    Looking for objective journalism out of a vanity site like that is like expecting Muhummad Ali and Michael J. Fox to play a quiet game of Operation.

    hahahhahahahhaha

  • Detroit P

    Looking for objective journalism out of a vanity site like that is like expecting Muhummad Ali and Michael J. Fox to play a quiet game of Operation.
    ^^^^^
    OH shit……I aint been on here in a minute and I come back to shit like this…My lord. You ever read something just so funny and terrible that you cant even laugh at it…you just gotta be like Fuuuuck…like dog…

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    The internet has blurred the line between objective and subjective journalism for most people, but niggas with education and intelligence
    ^^^^
    yea but looking for intelligence on the internet is like looking for….(see that ether you spat that I mentioned above)

    Merry Christmas Ron you evil ass nigga

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      Yo u killed that last verse homie…

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

      touche @ looking on the internet for intelligence.

      merry christmas to you too, detroit p. happy new year as well.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    No wonder gangsta rap is dead. The emo’s got this beef shit on lock. Cudi slapping defenseless Cannucks, Kanye gorilla-pimping country stars, Lupe firing warning blogs into unsuspecting crowds, shit’s getting real real right now.

  • epinz

    Co-sign 100 % I was just talkin bout this smart dumb nigga shit on bols c-section. How can nggz seem so smart but b so stupid @ the same time!

  • BIGNAT

    ron ron you went over with that line you know which one i am talking about.

    • BIGNAT

      fuck that it’s funny as hell “that is like expecting Muhummad Ali and Michael J. Fox to play a quiet game of Operation.”
      also this one “It might be hard to see as much about yourself when your site is full of cockriding minions who block your line of vision to the mirror” hahaha
      cockriding minions where you come up with this stuff.

  • http://dasteamwerkmusik.blogspot.com bollocks

    LOLOCAUST.

    Gotta love it when people expose themselves on some SDN shit while in the process of calling someone else dumb.

    That Operation line is classic.

  • http://dasteamwerkmusik.blogspot.com bollocks

    That Operation line was fire, but also cheers for the horrible puns in your header and subheader. LOLzz @ “Lupeholes”

  • that nigga

    Blitzen kicks off a smarty-art nigga rant!
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    Guess everyone aint seen those NIKE commercials, huh? Classic!

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “His real problem seems to be that he is not built to be an artist in the public eye. The boy’s sensitive as all hell.”

    ^^^ Chuuuch

    Lupe AND Cudi…Wale is next…

    • S.I.O

      @ $ykotic

      I think a lot of these dudes are artist in the wrong era, should of came out like 20 years ago pre internet. This on demand society we live in is brutal, in the words of the great Hovito ” Sensitive Thugs You All Need Hugs”

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        You ain’t lying either…Skyzoo definitely belongs in this conversation…son is nice with the pen & an interlect but toast in 2K10 rap.

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

        the internet era is brutal indeed, but these niggas would have been mad at the local chatter, rap pages, word up and tiger beat if they came out 20 years ago.

        we just wouldn’t have known about it.

  • Mutada/Mullah Atari

    Good Job Mex. You took the target off the south for a day.

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

      here this nigga go with that old civil war bullshit again.

      like a nigga think only the south produces dumb niggas. if you think there’s an imbalance on southern niggas in NP… have you stopped to think that maybe it’s because southern artists dominate the news cycle?

      you are aware that if this column started in 1992 there would be nothing but new york and los angeles artist on here… and there would be an east coast/west coast discussion by 1994.

      come on, money. let that regionalism bullshit off your mind. you’ll feel better.

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        I got love for you Mutada. But…

        “come on, money. l(g?)et that regionalism bullshit off your mind. you’ll feel better.”

        *rings the “School Daze”/Larry Fish/Wake Up bell*

        NO MORE SEGREGATION PPPPPLLLLLEEEEEEEZZZ

      • Federal Ranga

        Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuch. Mutada… seriously. Mex aint kidding.

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

    fuk rap radar

  • P. Harris

    “Looking for objective journalism out of a vanity site like that is like expecting Muhummad Ali and Michael J. Fox to play a quiet game of Operation.”

    Fukin Hilarious!

  • capcobra

    alotta these new dudes starting to remind me of pm dawn..from the soft voice rapping to the emo singing to the crazy fashion to the outlandish interviews…only thing i’m waiting is on is somebody to shove ‘em off stage now.

  • Apollo Moses

    “Your” my favorite blogger but that was just wrong on Ali and Fox…funny…but wrong…Rhymefest smart is gold…however I should point out although it is the improper use of “your”. Ron Mex it is improper to place quotation marks before the period of a sentence…the correct way is “your.”
    lesson free of charge.

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

      thanks for the kind words. about the quotation fiasco…

      style guides change over time. i’m not even gonna front. i just found out it appears i was working off of a fabricated style guide amendment. somebody lied to me. i can’t find the text of this update. but i read it, said “oh shit! i’ve been fucking up” and just went with it.

      if you’ll notice, i started doing that differently sometime in the middle of this year.

      in all fairness, i’ll most likely leave all these months of grammatically incorrect work as is for preservation in the SDN conservatory.

      • Jack Tripper

        “Looking for objective journalism out of a vanity site like that is like expecting Muhummad Ali and Michael J. Fox to play a quiet game of Operation.”
        ^^^^

        Yo Mex! That line was funny as shit but you going to hell for that one. Game over playboy.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    I saw the reply. Lupe’s scared to speak his peace.

    Anyway…

    Shaq’s best 16. Ever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG7g4a7s_8w&feature=channel

  • Brooklyn

    “Looking for objective journalism out of a vanity site like that is like expecting Muhummad Ali and Michael J. Fox to play a quiet game of Operation.”

    yo, that shit was dead wrong man. funny as fuck, but dead wrong. lupe is that nigga that uses big words to disguise the fact that he’s just as dumb as everyone else. talking about “pertinence” when he can’t even remember the second grade grammar lesson teaching the difference between “your” and “you’re.” besides that, despite his “intelligence” dude can’t seem to understand that just because you are in a magazine doesn’t mean that the editor in chief is a fan of yours. this isn’t like “the source” six years ago when everyone on the cover or in the mag was benzino’s buddy, he hasn’t grasped the fact that journalism is supposed to be objective. i wouldn’t even give a fuck if elliot wilson said he don’t like me, fuck him. what, he thought that because he was in xxl a few times that he and wilson were bffs? this nigga needs to man-up.

    • nicholasdelorejo

      Your right about Lupe making a big deal about what Elliot Wilson said. But I think that’s one of the reasons I like Lupe as an artist. It’s because he actually cares about the music he makes. Tell Soulja boy or Gucci that they suck balls and them dudes would bring out that tired “at least I’m getting paid,” excuse that their fans are quick to state. Even Jeezy got upset at Nas when he somehow felt Nas was insulting him and the South from the title “Hip-Hop is Dead”. It doesn’t matter if your dope on the mic or suck balls. Just as long as you put in work and care about it otherwise the fans will think your just in it for the money.

      Also I don’t see how a rapper pretending to be an intellect as a bad thing. I mean at least not as bad a rapper pretending to be a drug lord (no Ricky Ross). Well educated lyricists like Talib and Rass Kass get ignored because they don’t wear their intellegence on their image. But a dumb rapper would parade his ignorance to everyone. If rappers like Lupe, Wale, and Common have to play the part as the positive rappers that are smart and “get it,” then I sya more power to them.