Don’t Be Mad

For what it’s worth, rappers tend to complain just a little too much.

Don’t get me wrong; it’s easy to get caught up in the rapture of label setbacks, album pushbacks and little feedback from the fans, but sometimes the bitchfits rapsters display are borderline primadonna-slash-tampon-too-deep unnecessary. I’m sure it’s frustrating as hell to be unable to release your music in a timely manner, see your original vision distorted by label politricks so dysmorphic that it hardly resembles the very thing you put your soul into and – if you’re a weed carrier – having to settle for the sloppy seconds (or worse) of your weed owner. Yet I’m sure there are roughly twenty broke people for every relatively well-off rapster that wishes they could be in their respective sneakers.

Which is why I don’t understand why Consequence has gone all Junior Healy towards both his fellow G.O.O.D. Music associates and benefactor lately, especially considering he has constantly been given the same if not more opportunities as his co-workers for much longer than they have, dating back to when he was implanted into his cousin Q-Tip’s crew A Tribe Called Quest to try to quell their then-bubbling to the surface issues during their Beats, Rhymes and Life days.

We all saw how well that idea went…

So now Cons seems to be feeling a certain way that Kanye is spending more quality time with someone who is arguably lyrically superior in Pusha T, and instead of voicing his concerns to his boss and coworker in private – you know, the stuff mature individuals tend to do – over a supposed “stolen” rap line [1] he laments in the only way a rapster seemingly knows how: via the Twitter.

Listen, I don’t know exactly what’s going on over there (or care), nor do I understand the dynamic between Consequence and everyone else over at G.O.O.D. Music (I’m just going to assume he at least doesn’t have an issue with the non-rapping members of that crew). However if you (or anybody for that matter) are frustrated that nobody’s fucking with you musically it’s relatively simple nowadays to get people to do so; hit the music circuit, flood the scene with good (no pun intended) music and generate a buzz/interest. And if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Resorting to throwing a temper tantrum is essentially counterproductive to any artist both established and aspiring, and for the most part none of us really give a shit about how you feel once the latest product from another artist whose music we like drops. Needless to say, stop bitching and get back to work.

[1] Everybody steals in rap music. This isn’t new, Dexter.

  • Sha

    Who rules the world, The idiot or The Dummy?

    I always thought Consequence need a TON OF WORK on his lyrics. Never mind the fact that his over-bite can be heard through his rhymes and are more prominent than the shades on his face. Never mind that nepotism clearly runs rampant in his family. Never mind that he stood out as the most annoying dude on that A Tribe Called Quest Album….

    Kanye was the bigger dummy for even signing him.

    Maybe this was on some politiking 101 shit. Maybe Kanye saw Consequence as the gateway to befriending Q-Tip and to silence Q-Tips future complaints about how Yeezy adopted his style. Who knows? But the ugly shit is showing now….

    Where will Consequence go? Will he disappear into obscurity like Fonzworth Bentley (Kanye has a habit of working with some good talent and an equally annoying habit of working with duds)? Or will he find his own.

    I don’t think he’ll find his own. Most of his professional life has been lived on the “Free Hand-out” circuit. That ship has sailed. And now you badmouthing the most connected rapper in the game (outside of Jigga and Wayne)? Like KRS said,

    “Suicide is to Suicide”…

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  • Worley

    “he has constantly been given the same if not more opportunities as his co-workers for much longer than they have.”

    True indeed. This dude always seemed to be more visible than a mediocre rapper should.

  • killa

    “However if you (or anybody for that matter) are frustrated that nobody’s fucking with you musically it’s relatively simple nowadays to get people to do so; hit the music circuit, flood the scene with good (no pun intended) music and generate a buzz/interest. And if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.”

    best advice to any artist, established or not…

  • Don mcCaine

    “hit the music circuit, flood the scene with good (no pun intended) music and generate a buzz/interest. And if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.”

    ^ didn’t cons just drop a mixtape last week?

    idk, maybe son is mad Pusha’s one song generated more buzz than his free music project…

  • Q461

    Heres another prime example of a rapper using Twitter to vent his frustrations instead of putting them on wax.( Cudi vs Wale syndrome) Yo Cons back in the day if you thought a nigga was bitin your steez you’d spit a verse at em. Go at Pusha on wax if you got in a problem, I think son would eat him but the old fashioned way to do this is battle, not blog.

    I personally like Quence. I think yall layin into him with a little too much hate, but everyones entitled to their opinion.

    The bottom line is this: if dude is just jealous that Pusha is gonna drop before him, he needs to disassociate himself with GOOD music because Big Sean and Pusha got next and then it will be time for CyHi da prynce, another Kanye record, another Cudi album and Common’s the Believer album and maybe even a Mos Def album before Ye turns his attentions to dude. We’ve seen it happen many times before.

    But Cons next time you mad, tell a nigga on wax, not on the internet.

    • Don mcCaine

      “The bottom line is this:….”

      ^ looking at it like that, Cons got the nevuary release date

      • Q461

        lol I hope not for dude’s sake but I’m just sayin. It seems like with hip-hop, the deeper the crew gets, the more and more rappers get left out in the cold, waitin for their chance, especially if the head cats in charge don’t think they will blow up. Remember how long it took Deck and Masta Killa to drop solo records when Wu-tang was at it’s peak? Shit, Meth dropped his sophomore record before those niggaz dropped their first.
        Hopefully I’m wrong and they will drop that Cons shit the same day as a Tribe Called Quest reunion album and Papoose’s debut lol.

  • tr

    Kanye didn’t even have to feature Consequence on Chain Heavy and yet he still did.

    It’s unfortunate that Consequence would mouth off like that…it looks bad on him and out of nowhere side-swipes Pusha-T, who’s actually putting out good music for us to listen to.

  • Jefff2

    “Kanye didn’t even have to feature Consequence on Chain Heavy and yet he still did.”

    True – And he did a great job.

    “It’s unfortunate that Consequence would mouth off like that…it looks bad on him and out of nowhere side-swipes Pusha-T, who’s actually putting out good music for us to listen to.”

    What quality music? Pusha hasnt put out anything but mixtape throwaways the past 2 years.

    Cons put out two quality mixtapes which dont even seem to be mentioned here?

  • B Eazy

    I personally respect Consequence as an artist but, if people ain’t feeling u they just ain’t feeling u. Some dudes just don’t appeal to the masses for whatever reason.

    I have been familiar with Con’s music since BRL and I have NEVER been compelled to cop anything of his.. or even listen to any of his mixtapes for that matter. He just don’t do it for me… and I’m a real hip-hop dude.

    He should be happy with the career he has and if he isn’t, then like Meka said, GRIND HARDER!

  • nicholasdelorejo

    A lot of ya’ll are speaking the truth. If your an artist that is sign to a major label that features a high profile artist, who has done promotional work for you, then it is up to you to create that appeal to the masses. Take Janelle Monae for example. She’s signed to Bad Boy under Diddy and everyone knows that if an artist isn’t making Diddy more famous then he or she wil be left in the waste side. But because her music was so good and she hooked up with artists that resembled her style (Big Boi, Cee-lo, Lupe, B.o.B) and performed on many television shows, she was able to build her buzz to where she doesn’t even need Diddy anymore leaving him stuck with the 3 year shit storm project Dirty Money. That’s what a lot of these dudes need to do. Build a buzz and fanbase to where you eventually don’t need the dude that put you in the scene. Kanye, Common, Cudi, & John Legend did it so I’m sure Cons can too.

  • Sincere

    Maybe it’s just time for Cons to quit his day job

  • avenger xl

    Cons has no identity or character for folks to catch onto. Many good rappers suffer from this. The game is too full of solid to good independent rappers without a hook for con to just spit good lyrics over ok to solid production. To be an entertainer or to get to the next level in this game means you must have a hook the industry is on some wwe ish.

    For instance

    Rick Ross- psuedo drug lord kingpin who was formly a co

    Pusha-t and malice- everyones favorite local drug dealers who could really rhyme and made a come up aka they come off as yo cousin who did dirt to get it in. There character isn’t the strongest and can’t relate to eveyone so they stay in there lane.

    Kanye- the fashion d bag/metro artistic guy to a tee. Also one of the better double threats in history on rhyming and production.

    MF-Doom- The mysterious character who rhymes complicated interanal patterns and spits likes you walked into a cypher with him. Add a mask and comic book references and blamo this guy has a serious hook. The only thing that separates him from the mega bucks is the fact his style speaks to a niche market of heads and rhyme fans i.e. not pop.

    Cons???? um- my cousin put me on… no wait…..um I ghost write for or had a song I created purchased from ye on his first album …..um(non ye stan peep his cadance and ye’s early cadance). um let see I am the everyday guy who happens to rhyme better than the average person um…. etc….

    G.O.O.D. music only have

    common
    ye
    John legend
    occASIONALLY KID “cokey” Cudi
    that are going to get serious shine

    Sa-ra- is good but probably too experimental for the casual listner so their records won’t equate to sale in the short term until they get the big crossover hit.

    bentley farnsworth-Belongs in the z-list world anyway. He can be the uber metro or androgenus member of kanyes suspect entourage.

    GLC- stick wo weed carrying and occasional features. This guy is the equivalnt of ye’s tony yayo with better lyrics. which makes cons his loyd banks

    big sean is dope but won’t get his shine due to so many pop cats jaking his style before he gets out of the gate.

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    Con is a joker really

  • kid vic

    consequence is a pretty good rapper but he’s not as good as push (inmo). Honestly, if Con had tried to battle P he would have gotten eaten and shit out FAST. Maybe thats why he didnt battle; but Ye’s given him 2 spots on tracks from his 5 albums (i think only Mos Def and Common can say that aswell). I think if Con came to Kanye Saying: “gimme a beat or a verse or some shit” Ye would help him like he’s done for Cyhi, Big sean, Twista and Cudi. But consequence done Goofed now

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