ReyMr. Glass-Half-Full Says:
July 30th, 2007 at 11:30 am
I say we use the same damm tactics they did, and use our dollarsâ€“even my about-to-be-laid-off-dollarsâ€“to support the good music (no pun intended, for a change)â€¦ You know damm well them corporations will accept money spent on Common or Kweli albums just as much as they will Jim motherfucking Jones or Weasel F Fraggle CDs..
^^Like I saidâ€¦.I donâ€™t care if Jesus Christ comes out with a double-disc â€œposthumousâ€ greatest hits albumâ€¦if I ainâ€™t feelinâ€™ it, then I ainâ€™t feelinâ€™ it. I bought one album in 2006. Iâ€™m probably only gonna cop Kanye this year. It is what it is.
>>Whatâ€™s wrong with an album trying but kiiiinda missing the mark?
^^Reyâ€¦.I donâ€™t know about youâ€¦but if an album is wackâ€¦.Iâ€™m not buying it. This is why the good Lord created â€œITunesâ€.
If an album is wack, I completely understand.. Hell, I downloaded â€œPush it to the limitâ€ last summer, but youâ€™d have to pay me to even listen to Port of Miami..
My point is that I think people are being too tough on the artists that have consistently tried to put out quality music or positive messages thru their music.. and I donâ€™t mean some â€œletâ€™s all hugâ€ bullshit, or some *barf* Black Eyed Peas shit.. Iâ€™m talking that Lupe, Common, â€˜Ye, Kweli stuff.. Stuff thatâ€™s good on itâ€™s own, and good without resorting to the 6 Bsâ€“bullets, blow, bentleys, bitches, bling, bucksâ€“Or, if it does resort to any of those, to do it at a higher levelâ€“Jay, Big, Nas.. crack guns moneyâ€“but thereâ€™s a level of quality there that goes above and beyond â€œHuman Crack in the Fleshâ€ or â€œItâ€™s not my birthday but My nameâ€™s on that cakeâ€ kinda shitâ€¦.
Thereâ€™s a difference between Airplane and Soul Plane, na mean? Same concept, different execution, same idea, different quality..
and I agree with Jamz.. the rap fans that claim to care are too quick to shit on â€œthe good guysâ€.. If the music wasnâ€™t free and therefore easy to acquire and easier to dispose of, the judgments wouldnâ€™t be so harsh..
Instead of people appreciating the accessibility of the music, theyâ€™re taking it, consuming it, and shitting it right the fuck out, days, weeks, and months before the projects hit stores..
and for all my Billz/Morph fans out thereâ€“ If thatâ€™s a mufuckinâ€™ conspiracy by the man to get us to do that shit, yaâ€™ll are ALL falling for it..
Yamo support that Kanye, That Kweli, and that Commonâ€“at least theyâ€™re trying.
>>and I agree with Jamz.. the rap fans that claim to care are too quick to shit on â€œthe good guysâ€.. If the music wasnâ€™t free and therefore easy to acquire and easier to dispose of, the judgments wouldnâ€™t be so harsh..
^^I agree to a point. Music is still music whether they’re talking about rims, ice, love, hate, sunshine, or teddy bears…if the lyricist ain’t on point or the song don’t flow right of the beat is wack, then you ain’t gonna just sit there and say “oh well he tried” and bump that shit anyway….well maybe you guys would but I wouldn’t. The Nas’ and Commons of the world have to still make GOOD MUSIC, not matter what the message behind it is.
I fell what your saying but calm the fuck down, you on some â€œlets over ride the systemâ€ type shit, the monster we call the â€œindustryâ€ aint gonna change, if itâ€™s a rapper out there willing to sell his soul for a single & ringtone $, just support the artist you like & K.I.M
>I agree to a point. Music is still music whether theyâ€™re talking about rims, ice, love, hate, sunshine, or teddy bearsâ€¦if the lyricist ainâ€™t on point or the song donâ€™t flow right of the beat is wack, then you ainâ€™t gonna just sit there and say â€œoh well he triedâ€ and bump that shit anywayâ€¦.well maybe you guys would but I wouldnâ€™t. The Nasâ€™ and Commons of the world have to still make GOOD MUSIC, not matter what the message behind it is.
The Actor’s Rap!
After two nights in Live or Die Bed-Stuy, The Actor’s Rap! comes to Harlem to kidnap park-goers at Marcus Garvey Park.
The Actor’s Rap! is an outrageous comedy about a group of actors frustrated by all the “rappers turned actors” who shamelessly steal their roles. Taking matters into their own hands, the actors kidnap today’s hottest rapper in order to secure a coveted role in an upcoming film. Don’t miss this wickedly funny exploration of the contradictions of Hip-Hop, Hollywood and actors trying to keep it real.
Cityparks Theater, J. Kyle Korner Entertainment and Hip-Hop Theater Festival Present
The Actor’s Rap!
Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater
Tuesday, July 31 & Thursday, August 2
Between 124 Street & Mt. Morris Park
All performances begin at 8 PM
I’m just not as cynical as the rest of the rap world–not saying this site, ya’ll are some openminded cats for the most part–yet.
Thing is man.. So much of my life and identity has/had to do with the rap I grew up listening to.. and even the shit I like now.. Seeing it diluted the way it is now is painful..
If I had a nickel for each time a rap song has brought me out of a bad mood or depression or whatever, I’d be a rich motherfucker.. I appreciate that shit, ya know? Be it the lyrics, the beats, whatever.. The legitimate swagger acquired by hustling and putting out quality music, thoughtful music (not emo thoughtful but taking the time to do it right thoughtful).. that shit can be inspiring.
The right lyrics can flip the whole day around, ya know?
Rap just doesn’t do that shit anymore, not really anyway.. so when someone like ‘Ye comes out with a joint like “Stronger” or “Can’t tell me nothing”, that’s shit you can bank on, shit you can put on like motherfucking armor and get thru your day..
The world is a shitty enough place these days, man.. Some days it’s fuckin’ hard to get outta bed, but you all know just as well as I do–so get outta character for a second and walk with me–that the right song at the right time can take you all the way back from the brink..
So riddle me this, am I really such an emo ayo whatever the hell for thinking this way?
you can compare this to the audio version of gentrification..
they see the wacktastic rap sells.. they make the good music move off the airwaves.. the “hood” is now flooded with “money making ventures” rather than something that feels like home.. like what you grew up with.. like what you’ve come to know and love..
WOW! I thought Jadakiss and THE GAME were better than this, they were in my top favorite mcs at one point and time, but after this piece of shit song they got on…NO WAY THIS SHIT IS WACK TO THE FULLEST>COMMERCIAL BULLSHIT! KEEP HIP HOP ALIVE people come on… WEAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK SONG
shot out the the director of this video and eskay for bring us this…only a talented mind could vividly depict the synergy created by uniting cliches, stereotypes, wack rhymes, annoying voices and beads..thanks guys thanks