Before I Self-Destruct

*soft guitar strum*

Now it’s time…to say goodbye/
to all our Negro [Please] friends./

Sorry about the title. I thought it was really dramatic and might lure you into reading this. I see it worked. I’m not falling apart or imploding by any means. In fact, I’m making more progress than ever.

As most of you are aware by now, I am leaving XXL and the Negro Please column today. I’d like to take this time to clear up some of the speculation and misconceptions surrounding the changes.

-Ron Mexico did not get fired.
-Ron Mexico is not angry at XXL. Hence, he hasn’t stormed off or protested like he did at a certain amphibian-colored rap website whose out-of-control reader community is setting a new gold-standard for niggorance in online hip-hop.

-Ron Mexico loves you. It’s not you. It’s me. No nullus.
-Ron Mexico uses the third person when referring to himself in bullet points.  He can’t help it.

I’ve relished every moment of the Negro Please assignment. Using satire as a lance to joust ignorance and fuckery before the XXL audience has been both an honor and a privilege. In an era where “hating” has become the cardinal sin of hip-hop culture, the few souls unafraid to say what we as a community must hear should be commended. Give yourselves a sarcastic cascade of boos for having standards and wanting niggas to take responsibility for their actions and shit. You exhibit great courage against our generation’s crippling fear of being outcast in the eyes of worthless, fuck-ass, ignorant, stagnant motherfuckers. I, for one, would rather die than live for the next nigga’s approval—who, in turn, lives for the approval of a next group of next niggas, and so forth.

For those of you who aren’t sure where you stand, think about it for a second. Now ask yourself, “Am I an outcast?” I know I am. As a matter of fact, fuck being anything else.

Now, where was I? Oh, yes. I was being thankful and shit. Excuse me. I appreciate the opportunity XXL has given me to bring the hate back to a larger audience. However, if there’s anyone who deserves my undying gratitude for making this time here at XXL a great success, it’s you, the reader. Your feedback has entertained and inspired me. It’s held me to standards of commitment and excellence that have made me a better writer than the guy who stepped onto the Harris coliseum floor in June of 2008. As our booty-loving friend Fleece Johnson would say, “I’m a warrior. So, let that be known.”

You’ve made this column do what it do, baby. Don’t let any form of DN tell you different.

As for why I’m leaving you, sometimes a nigga just gotta do his own thing. I’ll be spending more time developing original content for the league of extraordinary haters at my own website, Ron Mexico City. My departure from the XXL gig means that—in addition to the standard hate in print form—there will be more time for video, audio and other goodies to which I should be giving my best effort. Fucks with me if you fucks with NP, as it’s just part of what I do. I look forward to facilitating your favorite arena for critical thought. In that regard, won’t nothin’ change but the range… and the URL, I guess.

I thought it was very important to let you all know how much this symposium has meant to me before turning the lights out on it. I’m proud of every word. I’ll miss this blog like a dead relative. We really did build something special here. Hopefully I’ll see you naggers around.

Put a pin in that one. We’ll come back to it.

Long live the hate,
Ron Mexico

Oh, yeah. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite DNs in the Elite H8! Catch the Final Four of the 2010 DN Tournament on Ron Mexico City this week.

And as I sip my soda that I’m sure somebody’s spit in…

  • http://twitter.com/njrn5 njrn5

    all i can say is

    Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie, you my Niggggggggaaaaaaaaaa.

    and u know the rest

    Seriously though I wish u well on your future ventures of hate.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MykeWayne MykeWayne

    One Love Ronnie Mex. As I did when You Left Sohh, I shall Follow you again. My Fellow Man, see ya at Ron Mexico City

  • dronkmunk

    Wow….no. Say it isn’t so. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this stuff. Might check out RmC.com

  • these posts are racist

    Ron,

    Thank you for your thoughts/ideas and critical thinking satire.

    See you at your site and on the Gmail. I encourage all to check out Ron’s website.

    Much love, homey.

  • Federal Ranga

    Damn, Mex. Is this really the last hurrah? I expect greater things on the horizon for you. I know you got it in you [||].

    HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE

    E-20 up!!! youtube.com/federalranga

    Yo, Mex. Don’t forget to peep your character on my blog. Chuuuch!!!

  • http://www.bboycult.com $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “Hopefully I’ll see you naggers around.”

    ^ ???

    Love, peace and hair-grease!

  • http://www.neilmcgrath.com NMcG

    great column really enjoyed it (all the way over here in Ireland lol)…best wishes with the new site look forward to checking it out

  • sealsaa

    *Florida Evans voice* DAMN! DAMN! DAMN!!!

    It seems like just yesterday Detroit’s own Trick Trick was threatening to inflict all sorts of bodily harm on you. SMH. Fired or not, you should’ve put somebody on blast before you left, on some Scooter Libby type shit. Oh well. Good run Mex.

    *Dave Chappelle voice* Bye nigga

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    -Pierzy thanks you for all of the great material since day 1.
    -Pierzy knows that XXLmag.com will not be the same without Ron Mexico.
    -Pierzy says “Be well!”

    Until the next time…

  • caino

    Its a sad day for XXL, you will be missed!!

    Who is anyone now is going to highlight the fact when the younger generation start booty shaking over peeps graves???

    Good luck for the future!! catch you on your own website!

  • El Tico Loco

    1st Dallas now you, if Bol leaves too, XXL.com will lose all integrity – And hits.

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    Looking forward to bigger and better things at Ron Mexico City. It’s been an absolute pleasure voting in the DN Tournaments since 2008. The dialogue and jokes on this site by Ron and the commentors are absolutely priceless! There’s no way I’m missing out on that because of a different URL.

    Cheers, Ron Mexico! Keep schooling ‘em!!

  • Moving Sideways

    HATE! HATE! HATE! HATE! HATE! HATE! HATE!

  • PHD

    really appreciate all your contributions Ron

    good luck

  • ayre

    Journey well my dude, Thanks for the LOLs!

  • Gloveson

    The hate shall live on

  • http://politickingwithnasir.blogspot.com abdulnasir

    I guess we lost one!

  • http://xxl All Dae

    Peace…

  • Chilly Willy

    Where is the haaaaaaaaate ? where is the haaaaaate ? where is the haaaaaaaaaate ? lalalalala……..*guitar strums*

    So there goes RonMexxtra ! Get the city ready, Ron. We’ll be crashing there often.

    *change bookmark*

    We overdosing in the bullshit, keep the realness comin’ !

    Peace !

  • latino heat

    i was gonna say the same thing as El Tico said above. XXL is the only rap site i have visited almost daily since 2006 and i have seen a lot of bloggers come and go from this site. can anyone tell me if any other rap site has this much turnover with their bloggers? (it seems like Combat Jack was only here for a cup of coffee) Bol has been the only constant on this site since 2006. and if XXL keeps deleting his shit who knows when he might get pissed off and leave.

    anyway, thank you Ron. when i turn on the computer in the morning one of my 1st stops is XXL for my daily dose of lolz from you and Bol. like everyone else has said i guess i have to bookmark your site to keep up with the latest in hip hop related ignorance. cause i damn sure ain’t diggin through WSHH for it.

  • geico lizard

    RMC will be bigger and better than ever!!!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    we’ll see u around Ron. good luck w/ any & everything that u got going on.

    i said it once & i’m gon say it again, XXLMAG.com is falling off. i promise, if Bol leaves this bitch there will be no reason to come around here anymore.

  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    I have been a steady follower since 06′, I do know one thing though, bloggers they come they go.

  • http://dasteamwerkmusik.blogspot.com bollocks

    What’s next, Ronnie Mex?

    Really, though, wtf am I gonna do on XXL now that you and Dallas Penn are gone? Read Bol’s blog? LOLzz.

    I look forward to following you on RMC and hearing your podcasts and whatnot, but you’ll definitely be leaving an NP-shaped hole in XXL.

    Much love, see you on the interwebs.

  • hate

    “I’ve relished every moment of the Negro Please assignment. Using satire as a lance to joust ignorance and fuckery before the XXL audience has been both an honor and a privilege. In an era where “hating” has become the cardinal sin of hip-hop culture, the few souls unafraid to say what we as a community must hear should be commended. Give yourselves a sarcastic cascade of boos for having standards and wanting niggas to take responsibility for their actions and shit. You exhibit great courage against our generation’s crippling fear of being outcast in the eyes of worthless, fuck-ass, ignorant, stagnant motherfuckers. I, for one, would rather die than live for the next nigga’s approval—who, in turn, lives for the approval of a next group of next niggas, and so forth.”

    good looks on leavin um with the knowledge son. good luck with your business homey!!!!

  • Renegade02

    No, sumbody pliz tell me its nt sooo… Ama miss negro please lyk a muthafucker… Much love 4rm zambia… I know u dont even know where that is… lol

  • Apollos Moses

    enjoy your reading your post and will continue to support RMC…awesome job dude and best of luck in the future…

  • Lefty

    Ron,

    You did the damn thing…Good Luck in your next venture, I’ll be sure you peep.

    XXL Community’s own,

    Lefty aka Lefty Two Guns.

  • http://www.jango.com/music/EmCDL EmCDL

    Damn homie bouncing out already? On to bigger and better things though, so hopefully all goes well for ya brotha. I’ma put Ron Mexico City in my bookmarks so I can check it on the site regularly. PEACE.

  • Church

    “Happy Trails to you…”

    RIP the only reason I ever visited this site

    Many a “One Life to Live” for the last blast

  • anutha_level

    stay up dude…enjoyed your work. check u at the other spot

  • Jhon da Analsyt

    *In Lil Jon voice* Bye Nigga!!

  • giantstepp

    Damn Mex. Imma a little dissapointed that you didnt go out licking shots at these fools. But Im sure you’ll continue to have these negro’s ducking down over at RonMexicoCity!

    Good luck Mex, it’s been real my nigga and i’ll catch you on RMC.com.

  • DV8

    Damn yo. A nigga leaving? Shit…. XXL better have something real good on deck. Dallas Penn aka Billy X Sunday, Bol, and Ron MEX held this shit down for a minute. Ill definetly be checking out RMC to get my daily doses of hate.

    Hate on my nig. May the hate be with you…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/maxprofit Max Profit

    I don’t like haters but I respect anyone who stays true. You kept it consistent!

    Peace!

  • Lowedwn

    “For those of you who aren’t sure where you stand, think about it for a second. Now ask yourself, “Am I an outcast?” I know I am. As a matter of fact, fuck being anything else.”

    As always the congreagtion will be rolling with you Ron. From Big Green to XXL the hate will be televised and the niggerishness will be called out.

    Best of luck and keep doing the damn thing.

  • Jack Tripper

    Say Ron, I’m the cat that spat(yeah that’s right) in your soda!

  • Jack Tripper

    Say Ron! I’m the cat that spat(yeah that’s right) in your soda!

  • capcobra

    thanks champ.

  • Jack Tripper

    Yo Mex!! That was me that spat(yeah that’s right) in your soda! See you on the flip side!

  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    Hate to see you go, Ron. You were one of the few reasons I checked this site on a regular basis.

  • http://xxlmag.com Cal

    We’ll miss your ass muthafucka!!!

  • DevoG

    Been real Ron! See ya in Mexico City!

  • ?

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    I have no reason to come here now :[

  • GHBJ

    Damn! I guess Bol is our only one left thats closest to the nigga please section. Not saying its a bad thing, but to see Ron go is kind of painful. I guess we are stuck with some of the dick riding editors of XXL who probally support or try to take up for fuck boys in the rap game.

    Good Luck Ron!

  • http://www.justice.gov.za Chiliz

    Perfect time 2 say goodbye!!!!

  • oskamadison

    I enjoyed the real shit you spit. See you on your site. Still looking for Tiger vs. Gil.

  • BEEZIE!

    I know I’m late… but fuck it

    Real shit where u quoted Big Rube’s line on Outkast’s first album

    Thanks, simply for speaking your muthafucking mind on any and all of these naggers homie

  • beeyo

    Well, guess I’m not comin back to xxlmag.com no more.Damn shame.

  • BIGNAT

    yesterday i wrote a nice long post and posted it. that shit not here wtf well we going miss you ron

  • Brooklyn

    damn ron, truth be told, you were the best blogger on this shit. it isn’t everyday that a nigga runs into another nigga with as much hate in his heart for these coon ass niggas out there than he has himself. so, good luck and all that good shit, and i’ll be checking your site daily.

  • Ali

    i just wanna say fuck you, you rotten muthafuckas…..and if you’ll excuse me ima go home and put water in Buc Nasty’s momma’s dish

    XXL is done now

  • Will E. Will

    Damn now Bol will be the only reason I check the blogs section.

    Mex, I’ll see ya on ya site, can’t wait for the content you’ll be able to come up with now.

    Peace and much success.

  • NotoriousAGC

    This is the end….my only friend..Ron-Mex….

    your blogs were HILARIOUS.see you in ur site.

  • Capital G

    XXL is letting all the talent walk out the front door. Fuck ‘em. Keep doing your thing over at RMC, the haters will follow.

  • megulito

    damn good run ive been following ur blogs and website for the longest and only u n the dudes at nigga know have really made me laff for real, ill be checking for u on ur sire god speed or some other yuppie ass saying

  • http://www.bboycult.com www.bboycult.com

    good shit and good luck my dude.

    real spit will will one day be recognized as a commodity in intellectual property when they realize how it influences trends in the subversive movements that bubble to the surface and become the popular ideas of the day. when that happens, no one will still give a shit about u, b.

    gotchu!

    all the best…

  • Mindbender

    Ron Mexico: one of the best to ever do this blogger shit, trill talk.
    Son stayed shitting on Bol and any other one-trick pony-ass hater/writer.
    Thanks for all the brilliance, Ron.
    One of your fans,
    Mindbender

  • Anonymous

    Ron-
    Best of luck in your future endeavors. Thanks for the thought-provoking content, and above all, the laughs.
    You’ll be missed.
    Bana