Bitching is the new black.

I’ve fiddled around with that thought in my head for the past few hours, trying to properly expound on that idea. Only thing, there’s really no way to do such a thought without coming across as said bitching. But fuck it, that’s what these columns here are about anyways: bitching about topics, which in turn garners bitching from those who read it, which in turn garners enough hits to warrant the pay stub I get from here every month.

Thus, the circle of life continues.

A bonus of the technological advances of the Internets is that the entire world gets to see someone have a complete and utter meltdown, i.e. make a complete and total ass of themselves in the public eye. Whether it’s complaining about an album review that doesn’t necessarily paint their project in a positive light, or spazzing on fellow rapsters, or even spazzing on a random-ass person, bitching has all but taken the place of actual music creation.

What I enjoy the most? When the bitching occurs we, the music community, get an insight into what kind of individual the bitcher really is. In most cases it turns out to be a severe letdown, as it’s an example that most artists play nothing more than a Rorschach-masked guy developed for mass consumption, as if we’re not supposed to pay attention to the man behind the curtain. Say whatever you want about Rick Ross, but at least the guy is consistent (whatever “consistent” means in his world) when on wax, on camera or via a social networking site, portraying this character model he’s deftly assembled over the years.

I’d continue on, but I wouldn’t want someone to give the word to his “shooter” to jump off in my ass. Pause, Granddad.

There is a difference between airing out your grievances and flat-out bitching. When a person airs out their grievances it’s usually due to some existing problem that’s left them frustrated and feeling helpless, where the only thing that’s left to do is to start yelling into the air hoping someone will hear the cries. On the flip side, bitching occurs when an artist starts complaining because, despite having no legitimate reason, they are in the midst of some feminine-laced hissy fit. An advanced variation of bitching is also known as what I refer to as the Rodney Dangerfield Syndrome, where an artist will tack on a false presumption that there is a lack of respect from their peers.

Now that I think of it, those two are interchangeable.

We all love the sound of our own voice. It’s perfectly fine to admit it, too; why do you think I enjoy writing here so much? It’s for the same reason people feel the need to respond in kind to a post of anything from anybody. We’ve all complained, and we’ve all bitched as well. At the end of the day, though, nobody really gives a damn, and all the bitching, petitions, @replies and everything else in between ultimately mean nothing.

All right. Now I’m done bitching.

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  • zace17

    I’m go and shoot in the dark on this one, but I’m guessin this is about Lupe’s rant on twitter yesterday, or is directed towards him, it’s always good to bitch sometimes right?

  • GoodGirlGoneGreat

    Yup, Def About Lupe. No Question

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    You had a chance to clear the air and you totally skirted around the issue, in the form of “bitching”.

    Now before anyone goes there, I am not a Lupe stan. I only like son’s verse on ‘Touch The Sky’. ‘Kick Push’ IMO is highly boring, ‘Superstar’ is meh. But I like what Lupe did w/’BMF’. Like he said, we have been having fun for too long, and he is speaking about real issues on that freestyle. Somebody has to stand for something or we will fall for anything.

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Atlantic may not want ‘Lasers’ out because they don’t want to advocate some rhetoric that is on the project. Yet I don’t advocate Lupe sending goons to holler @ Shake either. A leak can come from a hack saavy fan, and not the camp, distributor or the NMC.

    But ever since you co-signed ‘ignorant rap’ & Lil’ B you have been getting the same thing you were advocating, ignorance and nonsense.

  • El Tico Loco

    First we get the rap special olympics yesterday today you and Bol talk about . . .

  • Sha

    Lupe’s entitled to bitch…. I’m entitled to bitch…. Bol’s entitled to bitch….

    God owns the deed on this thing…. And I think we are all paying rent on this shit.

    I’ve never been let down by these “Stars” behavior because that would mean I have elevated them to an important position in my daily life. And I don’t.

  • The Flyest

    Your write the truth, but how long will that last? The fake niggas last. They talk about b.s with watered down lies. That’s why Bol is still here…

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  • HellNaw

    I’m sure it’s a reflection of my child-like attention span but…this was alarmingly boring.

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  • Bol’s #1 Fan Stan

    Bol beat u to the point of this, again….

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