July/August Scratch Cover

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  1. pockets Says:

    yo

  2. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    Chamillionaire should have got the cover

  3. wacks Says:

    FIRST!!!! YEAAAHHH

  4. pockets Says:

    hola hovito

  5. wacks Says:

    sorry, i got a little excited
    and didnt get first :'(

  6. dr. trevis Says:

    fuck dipset.

  7. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    Khaled didn’t even produce half the songs that were on his last album. Why would he be on the cover?

  8. D. Billz Says:

    *yawn*

    D. Billz Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:17 pm
    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:15 pm
    its gonna be on and poppin in here in a minute. I’m about post the new Scratch cover and the majority of ya’ll are NOT gonna be happy.

    ^Translation: It’s a Southern artist(s) (possibly Lil’ Weasel).

  9. pockets Says:

    i can now retire from nahright, i told myself way back when i would stop comin here (pause) once i got a first.

    *raises the pockets jersey to the rafters *

  10. crazy88since88 Says:

    *Yawn*

    Big Camel & Baby Camel > Big Homo & Homo Jr.

  11. I Fux Says:

    yo so this chick brings me Lasagna for lunch cuz she has been hyping her “cooking abilities” so I am eating with her and then I say “Yan can cook and so can you” and she has no clue who I am talking about, thank good for youtube or the chick would have thought I was crazy……..I showed her the clip and then she started laughing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT9lKA5_bPI

    I like this song

  12. eskay Says:

    >>Chamillionaire should have got the cover

    *puzzled look*

  13. pockets Says:

    saigon should have got the cover

  14. Phuque Says:

    That cover is fuckin’ wack.

    That does it….I’m not renewing my subscription.

    schmedium > XXL

  15. D. Billz Says:

    pockets Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    i can now retire from nahright, i told myself way back when i would stop comin here (pause) once i got a first.

    *raises the pockets jersey to the rafters *

    ^ blowing up New Jersey with rockets > a jersey with pockets > a pockets jersey

  16. Big Beef Says:

    >Khaled didn’t even produce half the songs that were on his last album. Why would he be on the cover?

    Khaled is a DJ. The magazine is called Scratch.

  17. D. Billz Says:

    crazy88since88 Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:24 pm
    *Yawn*

    Big Camel & Baby Camel > Big Homo & Homo Jr.

    ^Agreed. Let me know when Bleek is doing an r&b album so that I can care.

  18. Phuque Says:

    The cover should’ve gone to Polow…

  19. eskay Says:

    >>Stat Quo reading my eulogy > Wayne’s best verse

    Drought 3 > Stat Quo’s life accomplishments

  20. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    >>Chamillionaire should have got the cover

    *puzzled look*

    ^^^^^
    Eskay dosen’t care about Houston hip hop

  21. crazy88since88 Says:

    pockets Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:24 pm
    saigon should have got the cover

    ^^^
    Jah-jah should have got the cover. (c) new dude in Dipset

  22. I Fux Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:27 pm
    >>Stat Quo reading my eulogy > Wayne’s best verse

    Drought 3 > Stat Quo’s life accomplishments

    ^^co-sign Eskay ……….we’re the besssssssttt (c) DJ Khalid or some say Khaleed

  23. Belize Says:

    20

  24. pockets Says:

    ^ blowing up New Jersey with rockets > a jersey with pockets > a pockets jersey

    ^being repetitive > being repetitive > being repetitive > repetitive being

  25. Mac Brown Says:

    Eskay dosen’t care about Houston hip hop

    ^^^Nope………he sure don’t.

  26. D. Billz Says:

    I Fux Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:24 pm
    yo so this chick brings me Lasagna for lunch cuz she has been hyping her “cooking abilities” so I am eating with her and then I say “Yan can cook and so can you” and she has no clue who I am talking about, thank good for youtube or the chick would have thought I was crazy……..I showed her the clip and then she started laughing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT9lKA5_bPI

    ^He’s surgical with the butcher.

  27. I Fux Says:

    Mac Brown Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    Eskay dosen’t care about Houston hip hop

    ^^^Nope………he sure don’t.

    ^^^ CHINGO BLING does

  28. The Truth... Says:

    Roselyn Sanchez could get it all day….

  29. pockets Says:

    this is scratch, shouldnt khaled be the bigger one

    a special prize to whoever says ayo first

  30. eskay Says:

    >>Eskay dosen’t care about Houston hip hop

    see that’s where you’re wrong.

    Houston > Atlanta

    But that doesn’t explain why Chamillionaire should be on the cover of Scratch. They’re trying to actually sell some copies of the magazine you know.

  31. D. Billz Says:

    pockets Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    ^ blowing up New Jersey with rockets > a jersey with pockets > a pockets jersey

    ^being repetitive > being repetitive > being repetitive > repetitive being

    ^me on repeat > you on pause

  32. landLORD Says:

    … Drought 3 > Vol. 3-Life and Times of S. Carter …

  33. crazy88since88 Says:

    The Truth… Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:29 pm
    Roselyn Sanchez could get it all day….

    ^^^
    Fab post > FAG post

  34. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    But that doesn’t explain why Chamillionaire should be on the cover of Scratch. They’re trying to actually sell some copies of the magazine you know.

    ^^^^^
    He has an album coming out and he went platinum last year. Although I doubt people would buy a magazine that has someone on the cover who looks like a pokemon with a grill….nevermind.

  35. pockets Says:

    ^ blowing up New Jersey with rockets > a jersey with pockets > a pockets jersey

    ^being repetitive > being repetitive > being repetitive > repetitive being

    ^me on repeat > you on pause

    ^my on pause > u pressing my buttons

  36. I Fux Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:30 pm
    >>Eskay dosen’t care about Houston hip hop

    see that’s where you’re wrong.

    Houston > Atlanta

    But that doesn’t explain why Chamillionaire should be on the cover of Scratch. They’re trying to actually sell some copies of the magazine you know.

    ^^ I know exactly what you mean Eskay so lets put Cashis on the cover, no homo

  37. D. Billz Says:

    landLORD Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:30 pm
    … Drought 3 > Vol. 3-Life and Times of S. Carter …

    ^I didn’t like Vol. 3, but you’re pushing it (no Salt N Pepa).

  38. Phuque Says:

    But that doesn’t explain why Chamillionaire should be on the cover of Scratch. They’re trying to actually sell some copies of the magazine you know.

    ^^So they put Lil Wayman and…..and Khaled on the cover.

    I can see them flying off the shelves right now.

  39. The Truth... Says:

    You guys think covers are given to who actually deserves them?! Be real….

  40. I Fux Says:

    Yo Cashis album by the way is 4.99 at bestbuy and he still wont be able to sell and he has Em’s cosign…………… I need to get a job over at KING I will help them get their latin girl game up

  41. The Truth... Says:

    “You’re talking to the wrong white man, my friend. My people were the white man’s nigger when yours were still painting their faces and chasing zebras”
    (C) Lyor Cohen {Warner Music Group’s (WMG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of U.S. Recorded Music}

    ^^ Actually, the jew guy in Sopranos said something like that (if not exactly that) a couple of seasons ago….

  42. pockets Says:

    landLORD Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:30 pm
    … Drought 3 > Vol. 3-Life and Times of S. Carter …

    ^drought 3 was so shitty it wasnt even funny. its like he had a bet on how many classic tracks he could destroy (if i ruled the world, dead presidents). it was two discs of him going

    i am fly i am sky
    im bird im turd cuz im the shit
    my paper fast u arrrr i in slow mo
    u a hobo i am hard no homo

  43. Mac Brown Says:

    Houston > Atlanta

    Es…….you have redeemed yourself.

  44. D. Billz Says:

    The Truth… Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:34 pm
    You guys think covers are given to who actually deserves them?! Be real….

    ^Whoomp, there it is (c) Tag Team.*

    *not to be confused with “Whoot, There it Is” by the 69 Boyz

  45. I Fux Says:

    Mac Brown Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    Houston > Atlanta

    ^^^ Plus Houston has alot more Mexican Mami’s

  46. landLORD Says:

    … Vol. 3-Life and Times of S. Carter had only 2 good joints on it …

    … So Ghetto = classic Premo …

    … Do It Again = Personal Hovi fave, along with “Hovi Baby”(BP2) …

    …. “that about it”(c) aforementioned dromedary …

  47. D. Billz Says:

    The Truth… Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    “You’re talking to the wrong white man, my friend. My people were the white man’s nigger when yours were still painting their faces and chasing zebras”
    (C) Lyor Cohen {Warner Music Group’s (WMG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of U.S. Recorded Music}

    ^^ Actually, the jew guy in Sopranos said something like that (if not exactly that) a couple of seasons ago….

    ^Sicilians > Italians

  48. I Fux Says:

    pockets Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    landLORD Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:30 pm
    … Drought 3 > Vol. 3-Life and Times of S. Carter …

    ^drought 3 was so shitty it wasnt even funny. its like he had a bet on how many classic tracks he could destroy (if i ruled the world, dead presidents). it was two discs of him going

    ^^I dont think you really mean that ,Empty You’re pockets.

  49. landLORD Says:

    … Iraqis > Sicilians > Italians …

  50. eskay Says:

    >>I can see them flying off the shelves right now

    you act like Wayne isn’t the biggest rapper in the world right now (as far as the kids are concerned)

  51. I Fux Says:

    The South will buy anything with Weezy’s grill on it. True Story

  52. Phuque Says:

    i am fly i am sky
    im bird im turd cuz im the shit
    my paper fast u arrrr i in slow mo
    u a hobo i am hard no homo

    ^^lol…ridiculously accurate

  53. The Truth... Says:

    …Romans > Sicilians > Napolitans

  54. crazy88since88 Says:

    The Truth… Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    “You’re talking to the wrong white man, my friend. My people were the white man’s nigger when yours were still painting their faces and chasing zebras”
    (C) Lyor Cohen {Warner Music Group’s (WMG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of U.S. Recorded Music}

    ^^ Actually, the jew guy in Sopranos said something like that (if not exactly that) a couple of seasons ago….

    ^^^
    *daps truth*
    jew is jew. (shalom)

  55. Belize Says:

    Niggaz that deserve scratch covers that will never get it

    1. krs-one/marley marl…too bad yn cares about sales instead of classic albums, somebody should throw a ego trip mag at his face at tell him to remmember hwere he came from

    2. Redman/Methodman/Rockwilder – classic

    3. Jay-Z/Dr.Dre- so how did kingdom come evolve really?

    4. Bone Thugs/cassidy and Swiss beats (they al;l gotta be on the cover) – If u care about sales – there u go, plus cassidy would be a good looks for the streets (ya know, the people that care about ur fukin mag)

    5. Black Milk – New J-Dilla (hellllOOOO) isnt this a production mag? I cant believe I use to send this use-to-be-classic mag to my nigga in the pen

    smh

    im done

    yup im done

  56. I Fux Says:

    landLORD Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    … Iraqis > Sicilians > Italians …

    ^^^Mothafuckin’ believe allah u akbar, ente Maniaches…….I will Fock you up(c) Iraqi Grocer

  57. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    Niggaz that deserve scratch covers that will never get it
    ^^^^^
    add

    Raekwon/Ghostface/RZA

  58. landLORD Says:

    … cosign a Black Milk cover … Son needs more exposure …

  59. D. Billz Says:

    landLORD Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    … Vol. 3-Life and Times of S. Carter had only 2 good joints on it …

    … So Ghetto = classic Premo …

    … Do It Again = Personal Hovi fave, along with “Hovi Baby”(BP2) …

    …. “that about it”(c) aforementioned dromedary …

    ^NYMP was short but a good listen too. I really hated that album. And I was mad that when my cd’s got “got”, they took the rest of the Hovies and left THAT one. smh

  60. eskay Says:

    >>drought 3 was so shitty

    you crazy, he murked If I rule the world better than Nas

    *ducks*

    *hands hip-hop membership card to Billz*

  61. spanish jay Says:

    speakin of homo red rappers—

    “Celebrities To Gather In Queens For Town Hall Meeting On Gang Violence
    By Danielle Harling” @ york college 6/2/07

    i would go but ill be out of town, “stringer bell” is gonna be there, so is tru life

    right down the street

  62. crazy88since88 Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:39 pm
    >>I can see them flying off the shelves right now

    you act like Wayne isn’t the biggest rapper in the world right now (as far as the kids are concerned)

    ^^^
    that shit wont make it in any parent with common sence, house. (c) landLORD Vs.G-Unit.

  63. D. Billz Says:

    landLORD Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    … Iraqis > Sicilians > Italians …

    ^Why?

  64. Phuque Says:

    # eskay Says:
    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    >>I can see them flying off the shelves right now

    you act like Wayne isn’t the biggest rapper in the world right now (as far as the kids are concerned)

    ^^True. What’s really fucked up is that Weezy on the boards > Khaled on the boards and they threw that no-talent on the cover as well.

    Throw a producer on there who’s got a real buzz behind them…not some cat who can throw 9 southern artists on a mediocre track.

  65. landLORD Says:

    … Moors > Iraqis > Romans > Italians > Jews …

    *folds arms across chest*

  66. Belize Says:

    E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:41 pm
    Niggaz that deserve scratch covers that will never get it
    ^^^^^
    add

    Raekwon/Ghostface/RZA

    ^^^^
    naw, cuz OB4CL2 aint droppin yet, and im preety sure yn is smart enuff to have that locked already, if not he’s smoking sum bad piff

  67. moneyray Says:

    OH nO its Weezy FUcked Baby again….

  68. pockets Says:

    Niggaz that deserve scratch covers that will never get it
    ^^^^^
    add

    Raekwon/Ghostface/RZA

    ^^
    and gangstarr

  69. Phuque Says:

    2. Redman/Methodman/Rockwilder – classic

    ^^Friggin’ co-sign.

  70. D. Billz Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:41 pm
    >>drought 3 was so shitty

    >>you crazy, he murked If I rule the world better than Nas

    >>*ducks*

    >>*hands hip-hop membership card to Billz*

    *slides card through shredder*

    *security puts him in the fiend*

    *watches as they drag him out*

    smh

  71. Belize Says:

    by the way Eskay, theres 5 cats that deserves it before this saliva lova

  72. Mac Brown Says:

    WTF happened to OB4CL2!?
    Wasn’t that shit supposed to drop already?

    I have a feeling that since those tracks that leaked didn’t get much buzz, dre scrapped the album and re-recored the whole thing.

  73. landLORD Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:42 pm
    landLORD Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    … Iraqis > Sicilians > Italians …

    ^Why?

    ———————-

    … resilience … they’ve been bombarded steadily since the early ’90s, yet they still manage to fight, to hold onto that tiny piece of Earth, against the wishes of the Coalition of Devils … strong, resilient people … Allahu Akbar …

  74. D. Billz Says:

    landLORD Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:42 pm
    … Moors > Iraqis > Romans > Italians > Jews …

    *folds arms across chest*

    ^Moors > everyone else

    Romans? Not after what they did to Egypt.

  75. I Fux Says:

    gangstarr

    ^^^ Negroe please I like Gangstarr as much as the next man but, The magazine is in the business to make money, so they have to put whoever the TI’s think is hot and fuck hip-hop anally at the sametime fucking over the youth who dont know shit…

  76. pockets Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:41 pm
    >>drought 3 was so shitty

    you crazy, he murked If I rule the world better than Nas

    ^u just went down five notches in my book

  77. crazy88since88 Says:

    XXL SCRATCH = 88’s ass wipe’n paper

  78. ccluskin Says:

    y’all just sleepin. black milk is like a watered down dilla, and neither of them were very good on the flow. if it’s motor city y’all want, then you might as well rep royce or go home

    in other news, wayne still sounds better on beat than you’re favorite rapper. (nhjic)

  79. pockets Says:

    ^^^ Negroe please I like Gangstarr as much as the next man but, The magazine is in the business to make money

    ^ hence, “those that will never get it”

  80. I Fux Says:

    Detroit is the home of Hip-Hop right now IMO

  81. Phuque Says:

    in other news, wayne still sounds better on beat than you’re favorite rapper. (nhjic)

    ^^Actually being better > sounding better

  82. landLORD Says:

    DBillz said

    Romans? Not after what they did to Egypt.

    ———————-

    … truu … truu … (no Lil Kim Crush on You) …

  83. Belize Says:

    ^^
    and gangstarr

    ^^^
    Maybe primo and royce but gangstarr is done (for now)

  84. crazy88since88 Says:

    pockets Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:47 pm
    ^^^ Negroe please I like Gangstarr as much as the next man but, The magazine is in the business to make money

    ^ hence, “those that will never get it”

    ^^^
    ok, so give Premo & nas the cover, Es can ask the questions: why were there no premo tracks on HHID? will premo be on Nas New CD, Camelmattic?

  85. eskay Says:

    >>u just went down five notches in my book

    I’m kidding of course, but Wayne did murk that beat.

  86. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    also add

    Pusha T/Malice..aka the real best rappers alive/and The Neptunes

  87. D. Billz Says:

    @ Land… a review of Vol. 3 on Amazon:

    1 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    Am I Hearing Something Different (2.5 stars), July 27, 2006
    By Chandler “Infamous” (Atlanta (College Park), Georgia) – See all my reviews

    I’m reading some of the recent reviews and most of them are 5 star reviews. I wonder if they ever sat down and listened to the album or are they aware if Jay-Z is capable of much more.

    Anyway Jay-Z’s fourth album Vol.3: Life And Times Of Shawn Carter is a semi-decent album at best. In 1999, Jay-Z was possibly enjoying the mainstream status of his career, to the point that he has been lacking on the microphone. He hasn’t improved since Vol.2: Hard Knock Life. His rhymes seemed to be slapped together, as shown in the second track “So Ghetto” with rhymes like “Jigga man, Volume 3/I’m back looking like me/stop the presses/ladies drop your dresses.” Some tracks just fall flat on the ground like the Mariah Carey assisted “Things That You Do”, and and the weak hook on “S. Carter”. Awkward moments are on this album like Dr. Dre appearing on the song “Watch Me” as Jigga doesn’t shine lyrically on the track. “Come And Get Me” could have been shortened and condenced to three verses, since I’ve ever heard Jigga do a solo song lasting longer than 4 and a half minutes. Amil, Beanie Sigel, and Memphis Bleek colab with Jay for “Pop 4 Roc” and that fails causing me to loose my attention towards it.

    Now there are some good songs on this album though. The first single “Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)” was probably a club banger back in late ’99/early 2000 with the help of Beanie Sigel. “It’s Hot (Some Like It Hot)” Jay turns to his lyrical side and it works somewhat on the better side on this track with rhymes like “I’m about a dollar, what the f*** is 50 Cents” (a response to 50’s “How To Rob”). UGK hooks up with Jay on the hit single “Big Pimpin” that is one of the standout tracks (If you remember when it was on the radio/television, Jay had an extra verse, that is not on the album). Mostly the production on this CD saves it from being a failure. “Snoop Track” featuring Juvenile is one of those tracks that carries a good beat.

    The bonus tracks “Jigga My N****” appeared on the Ruff Ryders first comp album and “Girls Best Friend” appeared on the Blue Streak Sndtrk. A couple of bonus songs that are better than the ones on the album.

    As I said before Jay-Z is capable of doing much better. Many Jigga fans want to hear the same man that was on Reasonable Doubt, and this album is far from what that is. The production saves this from being a complete failure in my opinion. Luckly Jigga stepped his rhymes back up on future albums. If you want to hear more Jay-Z or you have never bought this album and are curious, I recommend this to you. Otherwise pick up other Jigga albums.

    Lyrics: D+
    Production: B-
    Guest Appearances: C
    Musical Vibes: C-

    Favorite Tracks: Do It Again (Put Yo Hands Up), It’s Hot (Some Like It Hot), Snoopy Track, Big Pimpin’, Jigga My N****, Girls Best Friend

  88. I Fux Says:

    by the way I dont know a single one of my boys all 24 plus that buy a hip-hop magazine…. they might buy King, Maxim, Sports related shit but not no Source,XXl, Scratch or whatever else there is out there…..so Pockets and whomever what are you guys complaining about, if you’re not going to buy it when it has Black Milk on the cover than you’re not the Magazines demographic

  89. landLORD Says:

    … they forgot this part at the beginning:… review written by By Chandler “Infamous” (Atlanta (College Park), Georgia) aka Gloria Carter …

  90. Belize Says:

    ok, so give Premo & nas the cover,

    ^

    already did, smarten up 88

  91. landLORD Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    >>u just went down five notches in my book

    I’m kidding of course, but Wayne did murk that beat.

    —————————-

    … sho did …

  92. D. Billz Says:

    my bad yall. didn’t mean to post that twice. eskay do me a favor and punt your server into the Hudson.

  93. crazy88since88 Says:

    Belize Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 6:02 pm
    ok, so give Premo & nas the cover,

    ^

    already did, smarten up 88

    ^^^
    i told ya’ll “XXL SCRATCH = 88’s ass wipe’n paper.”

  94. I Fux Says:

    I dont feel so bad now when I am rolling through my hood banging Drought 3 in the whip………..not that I needed anyones co-sign to do as I please but it doesnt hurt to have a co-sign

  95. Belize Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    >>u just went down five notches in my book

    I’m kidding of course, but Wayne did murk that beat.

    ^

    I think Eskay respects faggits that can rap pretty well, if John Amechi decided to rap, eskay would never take his cd out the changer

  96. Phuque Says:

    I think Eskay respects faggits that can rap pretty well

    ^^LMAO…that was so stupid it was funny.

  97. landLORD Says:

    *forgotten classic*

    … Gangstarr – “You Know My Steez” … Premo must’ve set the boards on fire making that beat …

  98. thoreauly77 Says:

    serengeti should have got the cover. crazy beats, insane rhymes.

  99. Belize Says:

    thoreauly77 Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 6:14 pm
    serengeti should have got the cover. crazy beats, insane rhymes.

    ^
    who’s that thor?

  100. thoreauly77 Says:

    this crazy emcee/producer from chicago. weird shit in the vein of MF doom and count bass d… but maybe even a bit stranger. the beats are fucking sick though. excellent smoking music with some headphones on.

  101. thoreauly77 Says:

    if you have rhapsody or some file-sharing capability, look for the albums “dennehy”, “noticeably negro” and “noodle-arms whimsy”. and don’t forget to pick up them dutches.

  102. Belize Says:

    hmm..should shoot me a cut sumtime

    btw thor, i think ull like this site, if u diggion cutz like that:

    leproducteur.blogspot.com/

    and

    undergroundessentials.blogspot.com

  103. The Truth... Says:

    D. Billz Says:
    May 23rd, 2007 at 6:05 pm
    my bad yall. didn’t mean to post that twice. eskay do me a favor and punt your server into the Hudson.

    ^^ hahaha…

  104. landLORD Says:

    … undergroundessentials.blogspot.com = gold mine …

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  106. Belize Says:

    bulls fans – good read:

    sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=shirley_paul&page=BookExcerpt-070517

  107. Belize Says:

    the war on eskays server > war on terrorism

  108. landLORD Says:

    .. Salaam ..

  109. The Truth... Says:

    >>Romans? Not after what they did to Egypt.

    ^ What are you talkin about?

    >>crazy88since88 Says:

    *daps truth*
    jew is jew. (shalom)

    ^^ I don’t know what that means, but I’m not jewish, jfyi

  110. Belize Says:

    wut up land lord? hows the tenants?

  111. The Truth... Says:

    Can’t remember what track it is, but I heard a track with weezy where at one point he giggles and it sounds mad gay….everytime I heard I said the same thing: “You’re fuckin gay, dog…”
    True story

  112. Two-Times Says:

    ha-ha-ha-ha
    I see y’all be running y’alls mouths… it’s cool…

    Curtis… is coming

  113. D. Billz Says:

    >>Curtis… is coming

    ^ T.M.I.

  114. Belize Says:

    classic!

    youtube.com/watch?v=EF3veZ8MaXw

  115. landLORD Says:

    Two-Times Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 6:33 pm
    ha-ha-ha-ha
    I see y’all be running y’alls mouths… it’s cool…

    Curtis… is coming

    ——————————–

    … AYYYOOOOOO!!! … as usual Two Times … smh …

    … J-J-J-J-JIHAAAAD !!! …

  116. Phuque Says:

    … J-J-J-J-JIHAAAAD !!! …

    ^^lol

  117. landLORD Says:

    … whaddup Belize … tenants are unruly as usual … but im about to go home and restore order …

    *grabs Sword of Truth*

    *departs in hooptie*

  118. D.N.(The Kufi Smacker) Says:

    Lil Wayne? SMH!

  119. Belize Says:

    2X my nucca..iv been waitin to ask you

    *puts on reading glasses*
    *goes in thinker position aka fist on chin pose(nh)*

    So, how do you feel about 50 cent getting murked evrytime by Game?

  120. pockets Says:

    there should be an SMH magazine, wayne could be on the cover of THAT

    zzingggg!

  121. pockets Says:

    So, how do you feel about 50 cent getting murked evrytime by Game?

    ^i love how theres a new game diss every weekend and yet it does no damage to fifty. wat the hell is the point

  122. Belize Says:

    lol…good luck with that land

  123. pockets Says:

    SMDH

  124. D.N.(The Kufi Smacker) Says:

    there should be an SMH magazine, wayne could be on the cover of THAT

    ^^^^

    He’d be on that magazine monthly.

  125. Belize Says:

    ^i love how theres a new game diss every weekend and yet it does no damage to fifty. wat the hell is the point

    ^
    the point is he has made a bout…a zillion disses, yet they all are somehow original…thats hard to do ask banks and spider, im still waiting on them to slaughtr game

  126. Two-Times Says:

    @Belize

    So, how do you feel about 50 cent getting murked evrytime by Game?

    ^^ IT’s no problem… He lies in every rap, so I dont believe anything he says.
    Plus, 50 don’t wanna destroy something that still makes him money.. (Buy Doctors Adovcate)
    I didn’t really like none of the 300bars bullshit he put out…that’s lame… I could never jam a song in my whip that changes beats 100 times throughout the song and has no song format… Atleast that Body Bags shit wasn’t like that…

    My thing is why is Game coming at Jay & Suge. I don’t understand why he got issues with them… Jay never did anything to him or even say his name. Plus all that shit with Bleek & Young Gunz is dead.
    And I never heard of Game having problems with Suge, ..so I don’t understand why he’s coming at him ..

  127. Belize Says:

    lmfao @ img513.imageshack.us/img513/6163/1179450796481mq7.gif

  128. eskay Says:

    >>so Pockets and whomever what are you guys complaining about, if you’re not going to buy it when it has Black Milk on the cover than you’re not the Magazines demographic

    basically.

    but in all seriousness, if you do buy magazines, who the fuck cares who is on the cover? the way it works is you pick up the book and you skim through to see what features they have for the month. if nothing interests you, you don’t cop. anybody who’s over the age of 20 who buys a magazine for a cover is a fag.

  129. hoodtalk.org Says:

    Phuque Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:26 pm
    The cover should’ve gone to Polow…

    ^Your fascination with Polow is homo-erotic…SMH @ you pouting like a little bitch because your beloved Polow didn’t get the cover…

  130. hoodtalk.org Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 6:58 pm
    >>so Pockets and whomever what are you guys complaining about, if you’re not going to buy it when it has Black Milk on the cover than you’re not the Magazines demographic

    basically.

    but in all seriousness, if you do buy magazines, who the fuck cares who is on the cover? the way it works is you pick up the book and you skim through to see what features they have for the month. if nothing interests you, you don’t cop. anybody who’s over the age of 20 who buys a magazine for a cover is a fag.

    ^You 30

  131. pockets Says:

    there should be an SMH magazine, wayne could be on the cover of THAT

    ^^^^

    He’d be on that magazine monthly.

    ^he could have his own column, the Birdman’s Nest

    the table of contents: hate mail, Top 3 Game Disses of the Month, Signed Hype that will never release an album, Balllllller Style (dipset clothing catalogue with pink fluff and glittery skull belts)

  132. pockets Says:

    >>so Pockets and whomever what are you guys complaining about, if you’re not going to buy it when it has Black Milk on the cover than you’re not the Magazines demographic

    yo wtf did i say. i jsut go to barnes n nobles and read everything, once in a while

  133. eskay Says:

    >>You 30

    and you’re 19 and in love with New York, whats your point hootie?

  134. Belize Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 6:58 pm
    >>so Pockets and whomever what are you guys complaining about, if you’re not going to buy it when it has Black Milk on the cover than you’re not the Magazines demographic

    basically.

    but in all seriousness, if you do buy magazines, who the fuck cares who is on the cover? the way it works is you pick up the book and you skim through to see what features they have for the month. if nothing interests you, you don’t cop. anybody who’s over the age of 20 who buys a magazine for a cover is a fag.

    ^

    The recent Stop Smiling mag is the first mag that I found interesting … YN talked about ego trip, the illest pic of dirty and pic evvveerrr, plus a million other shyt

    very impressive, unlike ur coventant XXL

    and it had a nas/madlib cover…u know commercial/underground

    maybe yall should step ur civers up, if u care about sales then double up

  135. The Truth... Says:

    >>anybody who’s over the age of 20 who buys a magazine for a cover is a fag.

    true….

  136. Belize Says:

    btw i meant to say illest pic of dirty and method man

    u get the point

  137. The Truth... Says:

    >>i jsut go to barnes n nobles and read everything, once in a while

    are you one of those people who sit there and read and don’t cop? I hate those people….

  138. pockets Says:

    >>i jsut go to barnes n nobles and read everything, once in a while

    are you one of those people who sit there and read and don’t cop? I hate those people….

    ^yes, its very enjoyable. u should try it

  139. hoodtalk.org Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:06 pm
    >>You 30

    and you’re 19 and in love with New York, whats your point hootie?

    ^you smarter then that you should know thats a business venture.

  140. D. Billz Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 6:58 pm
    >>so Pockets and whomever what are you guys complaining about, if you’re not going to buy it when it has Black Milk on the cover than you’re not the Magazines demographic

    basically.

    but in all seriousness, if you do buy magazines, who the fuck cares who is on the cover? the way it works is you pick up the book and you skim through to see what features they have for the month. if nothing interests you, you don’t cop. anybody who’s over the age of 20 who buys a magazine for a cover is a fag.

    ^Buy? Sheeeeeit. B&N has chairs for a reason.

  141. I Fux Says:

    Yo I leave and people are catching Ether Milkshakes………Yo alibris.com buy you’re books their for cheap and get you’re read on, no homo……I am out 1 and done(yes Kevin Durant), might shoot through tomorrow while I am at the airport readying to leave to hawaii, cuz my nah addiction is hard to shake, no harlem shake …………..

  142. sk Says:

    what thee fuck has happened 2 scratch mag. they used 2 hve real producers on the cover ,now not so much

  143. Belize Says:

    comic stans gone wild

    holamun2.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/guy-with-wolverine-claws.jpg

  144. eskay Says:

    >>maybe yall should step ur civers up

    we good. we’re doing our #’s so why change? put madlib on a cover so 3 backpackers can steal it from B&N and the people who actually buy magazines can say “who the fuck is that guy?” you’ll never ever in your lives see an underground/up and coming/b-list rapper on a XXL cover so get over it. Obviously YN knows what he’s doing, cuz ain’t not other rap mags fucking with us.

    you should read what Jeff Barrow (the previous Scratch EIC) posted on his myspace after he got canned. dude wasn’t bitter at all and he broke down exactly why we are now seeing Jeezy and Wayne on Scratch covers.

  145. eskay Says:

    >>you smarter then that you should know thats a business venture

    sounds like a shucking and jiving move to me.

  146. Belize Says:

    peace fux
    —————————–
    hoodtalk.org Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:06 pm
    >>You 30

    and you’re 19 and in love with New York, whats your point hootie?

    ^you smarter then that you should know thats a business venture.

    ^
    Great way of droppin a dime urself homeboy aka shhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  147. pockets Says:

    we good. we’re doing our #’s so why change?

    ^damn u a part of the very system that u and everyone else blames for havin all this junk on the airwaves. u nappy headed ho. its all good tho get that cream son, dolla dolla billz ya’ll.

  148. eskay Says:

    >>damn u a part of the very system that u and everyone else blames for havin all this junk on the airwaves.

    magazines and radio are two different things bruh

  149. Furiou$tylez...I'm So Chicago Says:

    who you gonna interview for Scratch eskay?

    memphis bleek?

  150. Belize Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:17 pm
    >>maybe yall should step ur civers up

    we good. we’re doing our #’s so why change? put madlib on a cover so 3 backpackers can steal it from B&N and the people who actually buy magazines can say “who the fuck is that guy?” you’ll never ever in your lives see an underground/up and coming/b-list rapper on a XXL cover so get over it. Obviously YN knows what he’s doing, cuz ain’t not other rap mags fucking with us.

    you should read what Jeff Barrow (the previous Scratch EIC) posted on his myspace after he got canned. dude wasn’t bitter at all and he broke down exactly why we are now seeing Jeezy and Wayne on Scratch covers.

    ^

    1. Nothing u can tell me can justify seeing the same rappers on the same mags even if one is called XXL and the other is XXL presents and not even money

    2. You just saying “and the people who actually buy magazines can say “who the fuck is that guy?” is the reason why Hip Hop got lame, nobody gives people a chance. And I dont even like madlib, in fact my boy just gave me a cd called Blunted in the basement or sum like that

    BUT(!)

    reading the Stop Smiling mag and feeling his swag (nhjic) made me cop the cd, isnt that the essence of hip hop magazines, to develop/promote and dissect artists? or am i wrong? lemme know!

    3. Yeah YN knows what he’s doing – for now. But thats what the source thought before they started putting the same niggaz on the cover

    I remember when XXL had a certain standard, when they were hungry cuz eminem, and almost nobosy fuced with the, now dont get me wrong-im not saying “Hey put a backpacker on the cover!” but a change is nice.

    Like where’s the Joell Ortiz cover?

  151. Furiou$tylez...I'm So Chicago Says:

    Phuque Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:26 pm
    The cover should’ve gone to Polow…

    agreed….

    its so funny how Polow is killin these cats right now…

    but nobody gives him any recognition…

    yet these casio keyboard producers are everywhere…

    i mean what happened to the days when niggas used to throw atleast ONE real instrument in their shit?

  152. green eyes Says:

    ^damn u a part of the very system that u and everyone else blames for havin all this junk on the airwaves. u nappy headed ho. its all good tho get that cream son, dolla dolla billz ya’ll.

    ^ or perhaps certain individuals with a bit of foresight are getting in where they fit in (pause) until they can maneuver into the appropriate to take over.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_horse

  153. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Obviously YN knows what he’s doing, cuz ain’t not other rap mags fucking with us.

    ^^Oooohhhhh so its like that is it? ‘Ain’t no other rap mags fuckin with US’…..YN might know what he’s doin but he still says the word ‘nigga’ when he has no grounds to do so and I charge you Simon Eskarama, with the task of slappin the taste out of his mouth for the offence that that causes me. The rap mag trade is dying in the ass (nh) anyways due to the internet and blogs like yours Esk. True story.

    *spits on the floor*

    I fuckin hate Wayne posts…..get that mag cover the fuck outta here…..

    Whats good Nah?

  154. green eyes Says:

    Like where’s the Joell Ortiz cover?

    ^ stop playing..aint nobody trying to see a joell ortiz cover. fuck– we didnt even want to see his damn banner ad

  155. eskay Says:

    >>Nothing u can tell me can justify seeing the same rappers on the same mags even if one is called XXL and the other is XXL presents and not even money

    XXL’s Wayne cover was 3 months ago.

    >>You just saying “and the people who actually buy magazines can say “who the fuck is that guy?” is the reason why Hip Hop got lame,

    well what can I tell you. XXL and Scratch are two mass market newstand magazines. stop smiling and those type of books don’t have the pressure to move copies like we do. hip hop is wack cuz XXL won’t put Madlib on a cover? go back to the heydey of the source and tell me how may underground nobodys you see on those old covers. its a business

    >>reading the Stop Smiling mag and feeling his swag (nhjic) made me cop the cd, isnt that the essence of hip hop magazines, to develop/promote and dissect artists? or am i wrong? lemme know!

    and thats what XXL does, just not with the artists you’re interested in which is why you are not in our demographic and we don’t cater to you. it’s not a hard concept to grasp at all. we sell magazines to people who care about Wayne and Jeezy and those people outnumber people like you and me. it’s simple economics.

    >>Like where’s the Joell Ortiz cover?

    ^are you listening? i don’t think you are. i’d love to see Joell on an XXL cover, but even if I was Editor in Chief I would never put him on one.

  156. Furiou$tylez...I'm So Chicago Says:

    joell ortiz predicted to sell only to his family members, eskay, and the niggas on the block that owe him money…

    no more joell ortiz talk please…

  157. Belize Says:

    green eyes Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:37 pm
    Like where’s the Joell Ortiz cover?

    ^ stop playing..aint nobody trying to see a joell ortiz cover. fuck– we didnt even want to see his damn banner ad

    ^

    who are and why are you on a rap site

  158. GET Says:

    Good for Wayne

  159. The Truth... Says:

    >>magazines and radio are two different things bruh

    ^^ but you get what he’s sayin…..

    it’s not an easy position. Should I make numbers, make money, pay salaries for the people we give jobs to, etc, etc
    or
    keep it real, make no money, fire people cause no money, etc, etc, keep it real.

    I wanna keep it real, but I gotta pay rent. My landlord don’t care that I’m keepin it real.

    If you really think about it, weezy, jeezy, etc are not that bad for Hip Hop. Real/underground Hip Hop will always be there, no matter what. But the mainstream one actually keeps the machine going….generates jobs, etc. You know how many jobs Hip Hop has given people? Between music, labels, clothing, magazines, advertisement, tours, shows, dvds, etc, etc, etc….a lot!
    So is it bad to have weezy on the cover of a mag? When it comes down to it, is keepin it real more important than giving people jobs, careers, etc? Quit being selfish…
    The only thing I think is that they shouldn’t sound totally ignorant. Besides that, do your thing….

  160. D. Billz Says:

    Furiou$tylez…I’m So Chicago Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    joell ortiz predicted to sell only to his family members, eskay, and the niggas on the block that owe him money…

    no more joell ortiz talk please…

    ^Joell > shy rappers > Chi rappers

  161. The Truth... Says:

    back in a few hours….

  162. D.N.(The Kufi Smacker) Says:

    I fuckin hate Wayne posts…..get that mag cover the fuck outta here…..

    ^^^

    Lol

  163. green eyes Says:

    dont get your boxers in a bunch belize, i actually bought Joell Ortiz’s album , not downloaded, but went to the store and bought the actual CD. but be real- you put dude on a mag cover and it wont be worth the paper its printed on because the average magazine buyer isnt trying to see that.

  164. Furiou$tylez...I'm So Chicago Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:46 pm
    Furiou$tylez…I’m So Chicago Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    joell ortiz predicted to sell only to his family members, eskay, and the niggas on the block that owe him money…

    no more joell ortiz talk please…

    ^Joell > shy rappers > Chi rappers

    eskay got all the e-goonies out today huh?

    i see joell is still payin yall niggas those nickles for everytime u defend his outdated style of new york rap…

    nigga aint you from philly billz?

    too much new york dick riding…

    man Jay says it best…[no platapuss bill]

  165. Phuque Says:

    Eskay:

    >>he broke down exactly why we are now seeing Jeezy and Wayne on Scratch covers.

    ^^Yeah I believe that editorial was called: “White People”.

  166. Belize Says:

    eskay Says:

    >XXL’s Wayne cover was 3 months ago.

    *smh*

    obviously ur in denial

    >well what can I tell you. XXL and Scratch are two mass market newstand magazines. stop smiling and those type of books don’t have the pressure to move copies like we do.

    Same thing they said about xxl, remember when they had only 25 pages in it? 2 words: loyal customers

    >hip hop is wack cuz XXL won’t put Madlib on a cover? go back to the heydey of the source and tell me how may underground nobodys you see on those old covers. its a business

    Doesnt have to be madlib (if you read) but umm….lets see if you care about sales, then how bout up and coming rapper edition, like when they had the cassidy, flip, ti cover *ding*
    yall could do a papoose, saigon, joell and mims cover – Mims cuz since u care about sales, is enuff to push ur sales

    jic u missed mims is “supposedly” still hot: http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/chart_display.jsp?f=The+Billboard+Hot+100&pageNumber=Top+11-50&g=Singles

    >>and thats what XXL does, just not with the artists you’re interested in which is why you are not in our demographic and we don’t cater to you. it’s not a hard concept to grasp at all. we sell magazines to people who care about Wayne and Jeezy and those people outnumber people like you and me. it’s simple economics.

    true, cant arue on that, but if you do 1 “different cover” at least per year, u cant go wrong-again “loyal fanbase”… the way ya’ll doin it, Hip Hop weekly gonna catch up cuz there all about sales- am i wrong?

    >are you listening? i don’t think you are. i’d love to see Joell on an XXL cover, but even if I was Editor in Chief I would never put him on one.

    That was just an angry joke, but i would like to know who did his beats on his album, even if it was just a 2 page layout

  167. Phuque Says:

    Like I said…Polow Da Don is killin’ em out there right now, way more than any other up-and-coming producer….he deserves a cover more than DJ Khaled…obviously Wayman is on there just to sell mags, but Khaled?

    gahbage.

  168. Belize Says:

    green eyes Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:50 pm
    dont get your boxers in a bunch belize, i actually bought Joell Ortiz’s album , not downloaded, but went to the store and bought the actual CD. but be real- you put dude on a mag cover and it wont be worth the paper its printed on because the average magazine buyer isnt trying to see that.

    ^
    Im a sarcastic dude greens, one day u’ll luv it…lol

  169. D. Billz Says:

    Furiou$tylez…I’m So Chicago Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:50 pm
    D. Billz Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:46 pm
    Furiou$tylez…I’m So Chicago Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    joell ortiz predicted to sell only to his family members, eskay, and the niggas on the block that owe him money…

    no more joell ortiz talk please…

    ^Joell > shy rappers > Chi rappers

    eskay got all the e-goonies out today huh?

    i see joell is still payin yall niggas those nickles for everytime u defend his outdated style of new york rap…

    nigga aint you from philly billz?

    too much new york dick riding…

    man Jay says it best…[no platapuss bill]

    ^You sound aggie.

    B More Careful, squirt.

  170. Furiou$tylez...I'm So Chicago Says:

    here we go with the posts that never make it to the nahright board…

    ill be damn if im typin that long ass rebuttal again…

    step your blog up eskay…

  171. Belize Says:

    eskay knows im right, I can smell it (nhjic)

  172. Belize Says:

    anywayz ya’ll im out like a ortiz cover

    yall stay easy and smoke greenery

    One!

  173. Furiou$tylez...I'm So Chicago Says:

    these myspace hoes only love me before 4 P.M C.S.T

    fabo takin off his hat and glasses at the end of the tattoo video>any joell ortiz video that will never be produced because his budget barely covered studio time and that weak ass 1 page website

  174. eskay Says:

    >>yall could do a papoose, saigon, joell and mims cover – Mims cuz since u care about sales, is enuff to push ur sales

    dog, that issue will flop. MIMS didn’t even sell 100k his first week. plus, its not just about sales, it’s about personality. Tip, Jeezy and Wayne as much as niggas might dislike them, are all stars. Game, Jay-Z, 50 Cent = all stars.

    >>true, cant arue on that, but if you do 1 “different cover” at least per year, u cant go wrong-again “loyal fanbase”… the way ya’ll doin it, Hip Hop weekly gonna catch up cuz there all about sales- am i wrong?

    never

    >>but i would like to know who did his beats on his album, even if it was just a 2 page layout

    well then start paying attention, cuz theres a Joell feature in the new XXL

  175. eskay Says:

    >>Polow Da Don is killin’ em out there right now, way more than any other up-and-coming producer….he deserves a cover more than DJ Khaled…

    there was a 3 page Polow feature in the last issue of Scratch, pay attention. thats what happens when you worry about whos on the cover and not whats in the book. nobody knows what Polow looks like so why would he get a cover?

  176. pockets Says:

    magazines and radio are two different things bruh

    ^but its the same concept tho. imagine xxl, even for just one issue put a good artist on the cover when everyone else is talkin bout less talented ppl like jeezy and others. i dont think sales would hurt that much and that it would make people go “woah, whos that” and then can read more about them in a multipage article. in that way its even better than radio cuz on the radio they may only play a track from a lyrical up n comer like once in a blue moon, but an article is on store shelves for a month. ur a part of the elite already bruh, u already fucked a dead ___ for initiation.

    (jokes)

  177. D. Billz Says:

    >>ill be damn if im typin that long ass rebuttal again…

    ^I’m sure it was a waste of characters.

    Furiou$tylez…I’m So Chicago Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    these myspace hoes only love me before 4 P.M C.S.T

    fabo takin off his hat and glasses at the end of the tattoo video>any joell ortiz video that will never be produced because his budget barely covered studio time and that weak ass 1 page website

    ^Yeah, because Koch give budgets.

  178. G7 Says:

    itch > Scratch
    nhoc

  179. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Eskaration shoulda never have posted that wack ass Scratch cover, or those wack ass XXL covers either. I understand the affiliation and everything, being that you work for them and I also understand that this is your house but the demographic that buy XXL magazine’s and the cultured and knowledgable following you got here at Nahrizzle are two very different beasts. I’m just sayin…………

    Movin on………………Greenie, how’s my steak and chips lookin woman? Don’t over cook that shit………

  180. eskay Says:

    >>imagine xxl, even for just one issue put a good artist on the cover when everyone else is talkin bout less talented ppl like jeezy and others. i dont think sales would hurt that much

    i wish we were having this conversation in person so I could scream in your face. you don’t think sales would hurt “that much”? you think an investment banker goes to his boss and says, hey lets take a gamble on this little piece of shit company. they’re small but hey, if we’re wrong, we won’t lose “that much” money. you think BET says, hey lets run Joell Ortiz videos all day. he’s obscure, but I don’t think it’ll hurt our ratings “that much.”

    IT’S A BUSINESS.

    imagine explaining to your publisher why sales dropped off 75% that month cuz you had to keep it real. be serious. there are magazines out there whose sole purpose is to “keep it real.” read them if covers matter so much to you. and anyway, these people like Joell, Papoose, etc. still get coverage in the mag, they just don’t get covers.

  181. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    this wayne cover is garbage,for profit or not….his adam’s apple looks like a tumor *yuck*…howdy fellas. and ladies *if any*

  182. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    >>>i wish we were having this conversation in person so I could scream in your face

    ^^LMAO…..= I will spit in your mouth while u talking{c}es

  183. eskay Says:

    England, you’re extra aggie today huh? pipe down nigga and listen here.

    there are people who come here who enjoy the musical stylings of Dwayne Carter and Young Jizzle, myself included. just because somebody listens to Joell and Saigon, doesn’t mean they can’t like Kissy boy and Snowman. stop being rapper racist.

    Wayne > Biggie

  184. eskay Says:

    *takes shit on server*

  185. Belize Says:

    >well then start paying attention, cuz theres a Joell feature in the new XXL

    ^Well, wack covers are like ugly bitches…they may have good personality, pumpum and they may even be “the one” but at the end of the day you gotta be drunk or really high to find that out… as an old man told me once “First impressions last”

    >dog, that issue will flop. MIMS didn’t even sell 100k his first week. plus, its not just about sales, it’s about personality. Tip, Jeezy and Wayne as much as niggas might dislike them, are all stars. Game, Jay-Z, 50 Cent = all stars.

    ^
    U missed my point, give a new nucca sum shine- u cant tell me that XXL is gonna recycle those 6 people all year like thev’ve been doin all year. You got people in marketing – use em!

  186. eskay Says:

    talking to Belize is like talking to a cinder block.

  187. pockets Says:

    lmao eskay, whoa pause. take into account i dont know the mag biz so what i said was more of a question than a serious lecture. bet running joel ads/videos all day would be the equivalent to xxl runnin joel covers all year long and thats wat i was sayin the mag shouldnt do. but 75%? really, damn. i thought u guys had a loyal fan base, if that figures true than im done. i propose another wayne cover for the next issue.

  188. pockets Says:

    stop being rapper racist.

    ^region haters, spectators, dictators, behind door dick takers. its outrageous. u dont know how sick u make us, i wanna throw up like chips in vegas. this is southern face it if u too simple then yall dont get the basics.

    shooters one of my favs, that was back when wayne spat fire and was makin a case for himself. wat happened…

  189. eskay Says:

    I’m saying pockets, I’m new to the mag industry myself, and I’m just saying 75% to illustrate my point. but it’s really simple, you guys are just making it difficult. I’m tellin ya’ll that its not gonna happen cuz it’s not that type of magazine and that there are magazines that cater to that demographic (although I don’t see Joell on any of their covers either). end of discussion.

    but props to Belize cuz I didn’t even know about that ego trip feature in Stop Smiling and I’m about to order a copy right now.

  190. Two-Times Says:

    Eskay

    YN is deftinely do the right thing…. People who ain’t in the Industry don’t understand…
    Why would XXL put Joell Ortiz on the cover?…And nobdoy buy that shit… So the YN would lose his job, money, house, bills, etc because he ain’t selling what’s he supposed to..And then have somebody else step into his position..
    Fuck that, this is a business… It’s not favorites…
    Eskay, I hope you understand all this..

  191. HHF Says:

    Real frigging talk…whats with all the rappers on Scratch mag? Isnt it a producers mag. Yall turning Scratch into XXL lite.

    Scratch is probably my favorite magazine right now, Im subscribed up for the year, but I dont know about this direction. Im just one person though, In sure alot of people will still buy it.

  192. HHF Says:

    >>> listens to Joell and Saigon, doesn’t mean they can’t like Kissy boy and Snowman. stop being rapper racist.

    Wayne > Biggie

    ^^^^I hope I missed the sarcasm

  193. killa the dawn Says:

    eskay bout time u put up some good *hit…..Nobody dont care about no common all that other wack *hit….common is hot but….he go er body head

  194. Korean Slap Boxer Says:

    Why does Lil’ Wayne call himself the “Rapper Eater”, has he battled anyone??? Maybe cause he sucks Baby?!?!?!

  195. noz Says:

    Scratch literally dedicates just two pages to the popular rapper on the cover. Beyond that everything in the book is dorky producer/dj business as usual. It’s a smoke screen to move units, a small sacrifice.

  196. p mac Says:

    lmfao at the caption.

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