Pete Rock Is Illmatic.
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pill cosby? making fun of rape wow...
The Ego is a powerful thing. We do a lot to pacify it.
Meek was better off just riding the wave his newound "status" afforded him.
He didn't learn shit from Big Sean and Hov.
Now in Hov case he was already a Hip-Hop icon and Superstar...when he got with Beyonce...they made him an International Megastar. There were people in other countries who didn't know who Jay was prior to Bey. No matter how big he was here...she was a global star. He ain't tripping...he's just as comfortable in his skin, so he didn't trip...plus both their bread is WAYYY UP! But don't be surprised if Beyonce passes him in 5-10 yrs....she's only be late 30s, early 40s...she'll be able to keep rocking. I see Hov really hanging it up after his next project...
Same with Sean...he road the Ariana way...didn't simp out...had street & club/radio records and never looked clownish. They broke up and he didn't miss a beat. Still on tour etc.
I work in digital marketing for a label...all this info is verifiable. Go check out Sean's social metrics. He got something like 4 mil IG follower...that's in direct proximity of his former relationship.
Meek's ego really has him thinking HE'S the reason why he's popping. This isn't to knock his talent. But when you stand next to someone hot, you're bound to get residual warmth. He's on HER tour! That's a BF/GF favor...look at that line-up and more importantly Meek's music...he don't even really FIT in that line. They are trying to cross him over. Nicki has pre-teen, young teen fans...Meek has a backdrop on stage that says "FUCK YOU". I seriously wouldn't be surprised if he's the opener...even for Rae Sremumrd...because of the content of Meek's music. He jumped out the window dissing Drake. This MIGHT cost his pockets long term...we'll see
I miss Tupacs definition of thuggin....not this fuckery.
greatness takes time. Mack & Ryan make real music with live instruments, as opposed to samples and trap beats with melodic repetitive flows. 3 years is worth it for a project with depth and substance.
Rest In Power Chinx! Dope Video. At the end of the day, family is all you need to get by.