“Rumors are swirling that I have been dropped from my wildly successful record label. I have been relatively successful in living the glamorous life like Cool C, but according to these snakes in the industry, my sales have not quite measured up to the opulence. As an artist, I am still very viable and for the haters, my man is more than capable of taking care of me until I get a new deal. I have been in the game, I have established a brand and I have fans that love me. Those damn bloggers will not leave me alone! Keep clucking, chickenheads – I will bounce back! WHO AM I?”
the roots of Hip Hop were to express yourself and build up a culture or lifestyle. So called “hustlers” made it to what it is today they have seen the possibility of getting a quick dollar so they decided to come up and do it for the money but that is not what rap is meant to be… not to say its a bad development from back in the days to up to date hip hop I like a lot of shit from the cats today (n/h) but if u see rap as a hustle fulltime than ur seeing it with the wrong eyes
^^hiphop is not the same as back in the day. If hiphop carried the same hustle game as the 80’s these rappers would still be gettin robbed in contracts without ownership of there music. Now we shift to today we have more ownership in hiphop more employees makin money all off the hustle game they learned from the block. Like i said if u not doin for the money then take your punkazz to the local rec center an express yourself for the kids!!!!!!
July 11th, 2006 at 5:58 pm
Landlord what do you give the movie Killa Season on a scale 1-10
…it was a disaster as far as writing, cinematography, directing, casting and all the other benchmarks used to critique a motion picture…that being said, Cam’ron’s brilliance and larger than life persona made the movie extremely entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable …two thumbs up….no homo…
hiphop is not the same as back in the day. If hiphop carried the same hustle game as the 80â€™s these rappers would still be gettin robbed in contracts without ownership of there music. Now we shift to today we have more ownership in hiphop more employees makin money all off the hustle game they learned from the block. Like i said if u not doin for the money then take your punkazz to the local rec center an express yourself for the kids!!!!!!
^^ artists still getting played by their labels and money that should be payed to em is detained by the industry. As u sayin rap is a hustle u mostly talkin bout big names in the industry there are still people on chipers and shit doin their thing and not to earn money with it but to be part of a movement which has so successfully grown from the beginning that it is now one of the most loved and hated part in the whole music industry.
^^The rappers that are gettin played are the ones still living by yesterdays values an not man enough to own there own work. As far as the movement that has died long time ago when the little youngins comin up never respected the creators of hiphop.
July 11th, 2006 at 4:08 pm
question: why would people like cam but not like flip?
1st reason: Confessions of Fire
2nd reason: SDE
3rd reason: Come Home with Me
4th reason: Paid in Full (the movie)
5th reason: Diplomatic Immunity 1
6th reason: Diplomatic Immunity 2
7th reason: Purple Haze
8th reason: Killa Season (the movie)
9th reason: Killa Season (the Album)
â€¦.BACK TO BUSINESSâ€¦.
**Sans reason #8** That shit gave me a headache. I just couldn’t look away until I finished it. 100min lost in time.
Killa Season…thas some aight riding music. One of my boys actually got me feeling Cam a lil more than I would ever want to admit.
Well it doesn’t look like anyone can tell you otherwise, nbmore. You’re entitled to your opinion anyways. But me personally, I have more respect for artists that are still in it for the art. I mean of course you have to make money at the same time, to put food on your plate. But I appreciate the artist that can balance the two, the type of artist that can really have dignity & integrity at the end of the day (musically). I’m sick of dudes comin’ in the game, doin’ whatever it takes to sell records, even if it means recording the sound of burning garbage. Where the fuck are those dudes gonna be 5 years into the game? 10 years? Not knockin’ “dumbed down” rap music, it’s not all bad. But there’s such thing as makin’ classic, timeless music that’ll get you paid and still get you respect by most hip hop heads when it’s all said and done.
True, you’ve got cats that do big things in this game then become forgotten as the generation passes, where the youngins are like “fuck that dude, all old and shit…I don’t give a fuck about them pioneers of rap.” But musically who lasts longer, the dude that lasts a few summers with a couple of hot ass-shakin’ joints, or the dude that makes hip hop classics? I mean I’m speakin’ generally, but you see where I’m goin’. 9 times outta 10, artists “only about their paper” with no respect for anything else will last about as long as a fad, or whatever gimmick they brought to the table.
Reminds me of that Scrappy quote from yesterday’s post I think it was. From the sound of it, artists like him might as well be handed a cane and told to tap dance.
jon legend is the best thing to come to R&B why is everyone always didding him just because he looks gay or sings gay? he’s a good dude and i like his style. what happened to black people coming together and supporting one another in our endevors? give the mnan some credit. he’s an award winning singer, and he deserves respect!!
That’s shiesty how Jay told Pharrell he could let the Clipse use the beat because Foxy was temporarily deaf, then wants to take everything he said back. That’s real childish. Even when Pharrell is offering to give Jay cash AND free beats in return, to use the beat HE MADE. Wow.
July 12th, 2006 at 3:33 am
jon legend is the best thing to come to R&B why is everyone always didding him just because he looks gay or sings gay? heâ€™s a good dude and i like his style. what happened to black people coming together and supporting one another in our endevors? give the mnan some credit. heâ€™s an award winning singer, and he deserves respect!!
……i’ll say it for you…..no homo…..ok, back to business……
“imagine Lil Scrappy in a 3-piece suit with a bow tie and a top hat, with Lil Jon behind him playing an organ.”
We’re prolly closer to that image than you think. lol
The Clipse/P/Jigga….I guess shit just happens. P shoulda put their agreement in writing (taking back the beat for The Clipse from Jay) and paid Jigga back, but who woulda thought Inga would’ve returned to the world of the hearing (as much as she dramatized that shit…..God help her soul if she was lying cuz I don’t know how you can go completely deaf in both ears and then regain hearing after a surgery….I’ve just never heard that before. Partial hearing loss, ok– completely deaf……naw homie).
Jigga could be a pal and let the beat go, but I guess he has to put in work for some hip-hop artist on his roster, huh…..