After working 7 straight days, this shit right here brought a smile to my face
And I will be accepting gifts. That is all.
This is my list, and if you don’t like it, tough titty.
(Tie)5. Nas/The D.O.C.
Yeah, I got your boy Nas at #5. He’s dope and all, but the nigga has the personality of a brick. And that counts for a lot. Everything Tupac had, is what Nas lacks, and that’s why his career hasn’t hit the heights of some other rappers, even though he’s used some of the same gimmicks. He talks about what’s wrong with hip hop, and what needs to be done, but he’s just as responsible as anyone else for it’s current climate. Nigga, I remember “Firm Biz” and “You Owe Me”. He’s still the shit though, even if he is a walking contradiction.
The D.O.C., along with Dr. Dre is responsible for possibly the best album in hip hop, ever. “No One Can Do It Better” is reason enough to have The D.O.C. in the top 5. Lyrically, he was to L.A. (even though he’s from Dallas) what Rakim was to NYC. Even though his voice was pretty much destroyed in the car accident that almost killed him, he’s partly responsible for the success for west coast hip hop since 1990. From writing hits for Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eazy-E, and others to being one of the founders of Death Row Records, The diggy, diggy Doc is one of the best ever to do it…but he hasn’t been seen much since getting Erykah Badu pregnant. But that’s another blog for another day.
Before Rakim, hip hop was still stuck on some “A-B-C, 1-2-3, in the place to be” shit. When the “Paid In Full” album came out, the game changed. No one was using those rhyme schemes and patterns, but everybody had to switch their styles up to stay in the game. The reason why I have him at #4 ? Dude seems to have a problem with releasing music. First it was because Dr. Dre’s penchant for working on things until it’s perfect…but Dre & Rakim parted ways almost 4 years ago, and still not even 1 single.
3. Notorious B.I.G.
As dope as Biggie was, I can’t justify having him higher than #3 because there just isn’t enough material to judge. The stuff he spit was genius, though. Not only was he a cat that could rhyme with the best of them, he could tell a story like no one else. Refer to “Niggas Bleed”.
He wasn’t the greatest lyricist, but was constantly improving his writing with every release. 10 years later, his flow is still being jacked by countless rappers to sell records, case in point, listen to “In Da Club” by 50 cent for a Swarovski clear view of what I’m saying. But, what separated Pac from everyone else was his raw emotion. Kinda like Mary J. Blige, you just feel everything he says. Listen to “So Many Tears” for reference.
Shawn Carter took what was left behind after the deaths of Pac & Biggie, and filled the void like no one else. He was the one that no one saw coming. Nas was the chosen one, but Jay was who the public was drawn to. He spit it like few others before or since. Yeah, he incorporates lines from other rappers into his work, which people tend to use against him, but if you don’t recognize where it comes from, then you can’t be the fan that you claim to be. He’s the first emcee that we’ve seen “make it”…not just by getting himself endorsements, and getting the Def Jam gig, but by evolving from a dude who spit “D’Evils” to a dude that spit “30 Something”. He’s shown us something never before seen in hip hop, maturity.
Ice Cube, Scarface, Eminem, Big Pun, Big Daddy Kane
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I know I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I’ve been busy preparing for a possible relocation,so here’s something to keep your asses busy for today
I’ll be back tomorrow with something rather assholish for you all. Chuuuch.
O.J. Simpson to discuss killings
2 hours, 5 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES – Fox plans to broadcast an interview with
O.J. Simpson in which the former football star discusses “how he would have committed” the slayings of his ex-wife and her friend, for which he was acquitted, the network said.
The two-part interview, titled “O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened,” will air Nov. 27 and Nov. 29, the TV network said.
Simpson has agreed to an “unrestricted” interview with book publisher Judith Regan, Fox said.
“O.J. Simpson, in his own words, tells for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible for the crimes,” the network said in a statement. “In the two-part event, Simpson describes how he would have carried out the murders he has vehemently denied committing for over a decade.”
The interview will air days before Simpson’s new book, “If I Did It,” goes on sale Nov. 30. The book, published by Regan, “hypothetically describes how the murders would have been committed.”
In a video clip on the network’s Web site, an off-screen interviewer says to Simpson, “You wrote ‘I have never seen so much blood in my life.'”
“I don’t think any two people could be murdered without everybody being covered in blood,” Simpson responds.
Simpson, who now lives in Florida, was acquitted in a criminal trial of the 1994 killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. Simpson was later found liable in 1997 in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Goldman family.
Messages left with Simpson and his attorney Yale Galanter were not immediately returned.
I remember a couple of weeks ago, he denied that he was even writing a book, but now, not only is he writing a book, but giving interviews as well. This dude is off the hook.
So, last night I’m having an IM convo with a friend of mine, and she’s asking me about the most random shit…stuff that she already knows the answer to, and bringing up old shit. I think nothing of it, and just chalk it up to her being a little tipsy…or so I thought. I get an email from her this morning, saying that it wasn’t her, but her boyfriend scrounging for information. Then it came to me, the reason the conversation seemed familiar is because this lame was taking stuff from emails we’ve had. Actually copying and pasting shit from emails. Can you believe that shit ? I knew something wasn’t right, but really didn’t put too much into it until I got the scoop from her this morning. Well, since the nigga wants info and most likely reads this shit too (stolen from her bookmarks), here it is:
Yes, I fucked your girl. I admit it, it’s true. I did. Enjoyed it too.
Oh, did I forget to mention that it was over 2, almost 3 years ago when it went down ? Yeah dude, it happened before you 2 got together. I don’t even remember the last time I’ve seen your girl. The fact you gotta spy on her to this extent tells me that you’re a lame, heart filled with bitch-juice ass nigga. There’s nothing going on here, an instant message or the occasional email between 2 friends. That’s it. Get a handle on your life, bruh.
I’m so controversial
In Young Dro’s “Rubberband Banks”, why does it look like the girls aren’t listening to the same song that we are ?
“…’it’s okaaaaay’, I get it poppin.” – The Game
I don’t care what anybody thinks, this album is the shit. After all the stuff this dude has been through, leaving/getting kicked out of G-Unit, a public falling out with his brother, and basically left for dead by his mentor (Dr. Dre), the kid could have gone the Ja Rule route and faded into obscurity. Nope. Dude launched a one man assault against G-Unit, and at this point, put himself in a better position than he was in 2 years ago. He’s kinda like Kobe Bryant…one time crowd favorite, but now nobody really likes them, even if the reasons for hating aren’t valid, you can’t deny that they both get it done under less than stellar conditions. Like cockroaches, you have a hard time getting rid of them.
Today I stopped at Jack In The Box to get myself a chocolate shake ( I Love them shits), when a bee tried to fly in the window. Now, with me being comfortable in my own skin, I don’t mind telling you niglets that I don’t like bees…really, any insects that have wings, cause those fuckers are unpredictable. Anyway, I’m swinging an envelope at it and trying not to whimper like a little girl while I do it, I notice that he can’t really get past the window line. Why ? The A/C is blowing right at it. Ha ha, I win bitch. You’re not gonna make me rear end a truck trying to keep you away from me, you’re not even getting into the car, I win. Not only did i keep Maya the bee out of the car, I gave the girl at the drive-thru something to smile about.
Ahhhhhhhhh yes, the NBA is back. Anyone who comes here regularly knows that this is Laker territory around here. I’m a Clipper fan as well, but they’ll never have the number one spot…even if they win the next 2 NBA championships they’ll STILL be known as the Lakers JV team. With that said…