Fuck Harvey Levin and anybody that loves his celebrity news website. First you prematurely pronounce the impending death of Lil Wayne (Weezy Forgives. We Don't.) and then you try to link the horrific actions of one of the Boston Marathon culprits to our culture? "DEAD BOMBING SUSPECT: HEAVY INTO HIP HOP" You don't say? It's 2013 and most kids are into rap music. We've been penetrated pop culture, you cock suckers. "What's interesting... hip-hop lyrics are notoriously violent and often degrading to women." So our music is at fault in this tragedy? Let's be clear the only bombs my culture cosigns is DJ Funkmaster Flex's sound effects. Thirty Mile Zone is prone to post anything to get traffic. Fuck dude and his coffee cup. Get you a Rap Radar cup and drink with us in the winner's circle.
You Played Yourself
Oh Miguel. Leg droppin your fans? You ain't Hulk Hogan and that wasn't part of the program. That's no way to treat the adoring ladies, brother.
Saturday, January 12 2013 2:12 PM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
A few days ago, yours truly sat alongside journalists Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff for this week’s edition of The New York TimesPopcast. Our conversation revolved around SPIN‘s review of Chief Keef’s debut, Finally Rich. The site rated the album 8 out of 10. To boot, Nas’ Life Is Good received a 7 out of 10.
According to Jordan, Keef, “made one of the best rap albums of the year, and one of the best major label debuts in recent memory.” He spends a majority of his review justifying Keef’s presence instead of his music. When he does get around to the music (or lack thereof), he makes apologetic statements for Keef’s technical abilities as a rapper. (“His lyrics are direct and purposefully bereft of showmanship. This gets read as “dumbed-down” [or as just straight dumb], but that’s a fundamental misunderstanding of the entire function of Keef’s words.”) At various points, he even compares some songs to those of the mixtape Weezy reign.
An argument that most Keef supporters make is that his “shit bangs”. That credit should go to Young Chop. As a whole, Keef’s music represents the lowest common denominator in rap. It suggests that being lyrical is an antiquated idea and marginalizes rappers’ creative scope. Yes, Chicago is a bad place. Yes, Keef is a product of his environment. But is that an excuse to be inarticulate or unskilled? For some reason, hipster media/writers have this penchant for lauding crappy rap music all in the name of irony. Anyone remember Lil B? In any event, check out the podcast above.
Tuesday, April 24 2012 11:50 AM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, Focus
Got game? Well MTV2 will air their new series Hip Hop Squares, which is a Hollywood Squares-inspired game show featuring some of your favorite rappers and hosted by Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg. Don’t be a square and tune in May 22nd. Meet the cast here.
Sunday, July 03 2011 11:05 AM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, Newsstand Stan
With the Fourth Of July being tomorrow, there are still four states in the U.S. that continue to ban fireworks. In an article in the New York Times, Reggie speaks on having to leave Jersey to purchase his explosives.
“My father took me to buy fireworks, and now I’m doing it for my kids,” said Reggie Noble, who was filling his cart with fireworks at the Phantom Fireworks in Easton one day this week. Mr. Noble, 41, who is better known as the rap artist Redman, said it did not make much sense that he cannot buy fireworks in New Jersey, where he lives.“I can see the dangers they are trying to prevent, but it’s still happening,” he said. “I vote that they should lift it up.”
Monday, March 14 2011 1:52 PM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, Newsstand Stan
Odd Future continued their print takeover with member Frank Ocean featured in yesterday’s issue of The NY Times. The piece covered his latest project, Nostalagia, Ultraand how he released it on his own. Click the image above and read along.
Sunday, November 28 2010 11:27 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Man, he told ya it would be a best seller. For the week of Dec. 5th, Jay-Z’s memoir Decoded debuts at number three on the New York Times Best Seller, hardcover non fiction list. He trails Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken and George Bush’s Decision Points.
On a related front, dream hampton sounds off about her role with the project.
I’m am NOT mad Jay isn’t yappin about me in friggin interviews. Being famous is corny, I feel sorry for my famous friends. …and 90% of real media, including the Wall Street Journal & NY Times, writes, in English, aby my contribution…..so yeah. that was exhausting. I can’t imagine being an actual celebrity in this age of persistent identity. #nobueno