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Video: Hip Hop Chronicle Interviews YN

Hip Hop Chronicle UK interviews eskay’s former boss Elliott Wilson. YN is definitely an influence on me, a fellow half-Ecuadorian. Respect to the legend. I transcribed part of it for you fucks below.

Oh and,
BP2 or BP2.1 > KC. Take that eskay & The_TSS_TC.

UPDATE: Ha! YN cosigns.

Part 2 after the jump, which discusses responsible journalism/blogging among other things.

RapRadar.com: Launching March 9th.

Thoughts on Hip Hop blogs and how they have changed the game?

That’s the game now. In some ways, some of my work might have been an influence, with the editorials and stuff like that. I tip my hat. That’s where the new generation is. If I came up in this generation, instead of doing independent magazine like I did with egotrip and Beat Down, I probably would have a blog or site. You have to take heed that people really want good aggregators. People want guides to what’s important in the culture. There’s just so much material, so much news, so much access, so many rumors and innuendo, you want somebody to make sense of it. That’s where the bloggers come in. They have sort of become the voice of the culture in a lot of ways. It’s become very powerful.

What keeps you motivated to keep coming back? You’ve reached a pinnacle, you’ve got legendary status as a hip-hop journalist.

Thank you. Laughs.

Cause in hip-hop you can say I’m legendary but there’s a difference between being Jay-Z and being Rakim. And I love Rakim. But I don’t wanna be Rakim. I want to be Jay-Z. Which means I wanna be in the race. I wanna compete with the new kids. I want you to ask “Am I better than Lil Wayne?” I want that battle. I wanna stay relevant more than a decade. I been in this since ’92. I just love it. It’s not even a choice. It’s a part of who I am. You can quit or lose jobs. But if something is your career, it’s your life. I missed it. After XXL was over, I really took the time to figure out what I should do. Should I just write books, or do television? I missed the day-to-day grind of it. So the website thing, doing Rap Radar, seems like the most logical thing for me. Cause I missed the day-to-day grind of it. Even the minutia of the whole shit. Like what’s gonna happen with Rick Ross & 50 Cent. I give a fuck, I don’t know why I give a fuck, but I still give a fuck and I’m 38 years old. It’s you young kids’ worst nightmare. Laughs. I don’t know, I’m just here to have fun. When I feel like I’m the old guy and I’m lame, I guess I’ll hang it up. But I don’t feel like I’m that old guy and I’m lame yet so I’ma still do it.

Like Jay said “30’s The New 20” right?

I don’t believe in that. That wasn’t a hot album. Laughs. The stuff he’s doing now is a little bit better.

Tell us about Rap Radar.

Rap Radar is a site I’m going to create. March 9th is looking like the date we’re gonna launch. I’m partners with Paul Rosenberg, obviously he’s Eminem’s manager. Obviously big money. He’s got a lot more money than me. I’m doing pretty good, he’s doing great. He just approached me about doing it. I had a couple different offers on the table. It seemed to make the most sense. It’s a business partnership, Paul’s funding it but I have complete creative freedom to do what I want. He wants me to be crazy YN cuz it’s gonna make him money. I’m here to brand myself a little bit and document the culture in real time. Aggregate with a little bit of attitude. And also create some original content. If I see something’s missing in the story line, then I’m gonna go for that and try to get that interview first. Hopefully raise the bar a little bit, shake things up a bit in the status quo. I’m not coming for nobody like “you’re site sucks,” that’s corny. The internet is built on community, built on us linking to each other and building audiences. It’s really communal, it isn’t like the magazine game. I have a lot of great relationships with cats in the new generation and I hope they embrace me. I want to carve my own lane.


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160 Responses to “Video: Hip Hop Chronicle Interviews YN”

  1. Dre Says:

    I transcribed part of it for you fucks.

  2. THE UNDERWRITER Says:

    Shout to YN.

  3. El_Feces_Loco Says:

    I wish rapradar luck…but I don’t see it being any better than your common hip hop blog..no matter what his target audience is, niggas come online to download music and laugh at celebrities thats doin bad…no one wants to read.

  4. El_Feces_Loco Says:

    I bet Worldstar gets more unique visits than Complex and XXL combined.

  5. SeeAmI? Says:

    yo anyone have links for cye?

  6. steven biko Says:

    He should hook up with old crew and do egotrip online. That magazine was FIRE

  7. Yung Ho Says:

    surfthechannel.com

    ^^^^^^
    They got all the archives of everything ever, they got shit from the 1800’s before video media was even invented.

    Nah does bigger numbers than Complex right? I would say its close.

    this nigga YN wants to a rap Perez Hilton shit site? I think Benzino is already doing that in print form with Hip-Hop Weekly. How is that doing btw?

    I just got subscribed to SportingNews again after like 4yrs of not fucking with it. They sent me a check for like 6 bucks and a whole year for Free.

    Fuck XXL and Complex when I subscribed to them in college I would get my shit way too fucking late or not at all. Wtf part of the game is that.

    But My SI. ESPN and USToday were always on time

  8. Eastern_Digital Says:

    wshh gets massive hits if you believe the numbers….that max b/frenchie bar smokin vid went from like 300k to 800k in 4 hours. them niggas prolly got some bots visiting they site or somethin.

  9. El_Feces_Loco Says:

    this nigga YN wants to a rap Perez Hilton shit site? I think Benzino is already doing that in print form with Hip-Hop Weekly. How is that doing btw?

    I just got subscribed to SportingNews again after like 4yrs of not fucking with it. They sent me a check for like 6 bucks and a whole year for Free.

    Fuck XXL and Complex when I subscribed to them in college I would get my shit way too fucking late or not at all. Wtf part of the game is that.

    But My SI. ESPN and USToday were always on time

    ^^Internet killed magazines., hip hop, ..you gotta wait till next week to read about the trade/mixtape/ that happened today…plus its free.

  10. THE UNDERWRITER Says:

    I have to say that XXL is slacking right now. I hadn’t noticed until today that it’s now that last blog I check, when I think I’ve already checked everywhere. Not to say they ain’t keepin’ up, but besides that Dips/Cam thing for the print version, there are just too many new fuckers who nobody cares about. So nobody reads.

    I think Malcolm Gladwell called this shit “immunity.”

  11. El_Feces_Loco Says:

    # Eastern_Digital Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    wshh gets massive hits if you believe the numbers….that max b/frenchie bar smokin vid went from like 300k to 800k in 4 hours. them niggas prolly got some bots visiting they site or somethin.

    ^^Thas what I’m sayin YN video section better be off the rack or his “writing” gonna get overlooked, these grown up crack babies be havin ADHD…they wanna see..fuck reading.

  12. Sumit Says:

    Thanks for posting this up Dre and transcribing it. Big up and respect from the UK.

    Peace

  13. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    KC >>> BP2

    Easily.

    BP2 is a mess. All over the place.

  14. moresickaMC Says:

    so sweatbands are back?

  15. embark Says:

    BP2 is all over the place but KC is no place.

  16. Dre Says:

    # Eastern_Digital Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 5:19 pm e

    wshh gets massive hits if you believe the numbers….that max b/frenchie bar smokin vid went from like 300k to 800k in 4 hours. them niggas prolly got some bots visiting they site or somethin.
    ___________________________________________

    I know for a FACT they just make up numbers… add 20,000 to the real number here, 10,000 there…

  17. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    embark Says:

    February 21st, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    BP2 is all over the place but KC is no place.

    And what does that mean?

    Leave the heavy thinking for the pro’s, genius.

  18. embark Says:

    I’ve displayed more brilliance on the toilet than you have in your highest level of education, please believe it.

  19. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    BP2 is all over the place but KC is no place.

    ^^^ With inane statements like that, I can’t believe you.

  20. Eastern_Digital Says:

    KC is probably Jay’s weakest album. True story. Maybe not overall cuz some of the production was dope, but Jay really sucked on this lp. no homo

  21. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    Eastern_Digital Says:

    February 21st, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    KC is probably Jay’s weakest album.

    I don’t know what y’all are hearing cause Hov is on point lyrically throughout. KC is the “Grown Man” album. What’s the theme of BP2?

  22. Eastern_Digital Says:

    What’s the theme of BP2?

    ^^
    dope rapping.

    if BP 2 was a single cd album niggas wouldnt even dare to question it.

  23. Geronimo P aka Chase Says:

    Daps to the weekend crew.

    KILLA

  24. TC Says:

    It’s on.

  25. Dre Says:

    lmao I was wondering if you were gonna reply.

  26. Voltron Says:

    he looks like a bum

  27. sean coonery Says:

    # El_Feces_Loco Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    this that bounce fella…BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR..

    who shine like disco lites/blow the fuse on cordless mics? BBBBBBBBBBB RRRRRRRRRRRR

    who shut down SPEED 3times and twice wid da mad rapper?

    So lemmi get this straight.

    I come out the club wid my jewels on shining, I drive down the block a car hits mine, I jump out we argue, dude SHOOTS ME up, tries to TAKE MY CHAIN then his boy RUNS ME OVER in the car they was driving.

    Police catch them

    I testify

    AND I’M A SNITCH?

    you niggas aint playin fair

    ^I think the whole point is that…you supposed to not snitch on the nigga…

    and when you see him…you supposed to handle your business….which ever way possible…

    Thus you have more Black on Black violence…idiotic yes, but i don’t agree with it…

    I kind of agree with what you’re saying…Them niggas did a number on Zeek….ran him over with a car, shot him up…nearly try to kill the nigga…but couldn’t…all over a chain…SMH….material things aren’t worth your life…

    Zeek a strong dude…

  28. FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    Kc was a wack album overall. Jay-z stans won’t admit it so they say its a old ass nigga album.

  29. Voltron Says:

    Blueprint is waaaaaaay overrated. i HATE it.

    Dont get me started on BP2

  30. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    February 21st, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    Kc was a wack album overall. Jay-z stans won’t admit it so they say its a old ass nigga album.

    I’m not a Jay stan & the content is what makes it an “old ass nigga album”.
    Speaking of Jay-Z stans…where’d you get that screen name?

  31. FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    Amp do you still listen to kc? The content on that album was different from his other LP’s. The production and sub par lyrics made that album suck.

  32. FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    Edit: the content on that wasn’t different from his other LP’s

  33. anons Says:

    Cam your enthusiam

  34. sound verite' Says:

    cheers YN

  35. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    Amp do you still listen to kc?

    Honestly, no, not like I used to. But I don’t listen to “Reasonable Doubt” or “Illmatic” every day either. That’s no knock on what I think about them, but new music comes out all the time.
    As far as the subpar lyrics & production? Put me up on game, cause I may be wrong. Where are all these subpar songs, cause I don’t hear em.

  36. HHF Says:

    Good luck dude

  37. esquire Says:

    *interjects w/ stannery*
    hov had some bars on kc…not saying it was perfect bc some songs weren’t great, but he did have some heat

    Little did I know my mo’ potent delivery
    would deliver me, kingpin of the inkpen
    Monster of the double entendre, Coke is still my sponsor
    Heh, the Cola, yeah
    Hova still gettin it in with soda
    Diet, no sir, I ain’t lose no weight
    Started from the crates now I’m sittin on a whole case
    Since they got you sittin on that old case
    Our dreams is on hold like Tivo
    So I can’t wait ’til you get your date
    I got some temp plates outside of the gate

  38. FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    As far as the subpar lyrics & production? Put me up on game, cause I may be wrong. Where are all these subpar songs, cause I don’t hear em.

    ^^^the joint with usher was wack the beyonce joint the momma I made it joint; I wasn’t digging the dig a hole joint either. Some songs were dope, but it was too much filler on that album.

  39. CheezyDoDo Says:

    Drake in his complex magazine interveiw

    Complex: Which websites do you always check out?

    Drake: I read Nah Right all the time; Kanye’s blog. Really one I can credit that I check everyday is Nah Right

    damn errbody check this shit out

    but why ?

  40. Dre Says:

    # p Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 6:38 pm e

    dre… you are the shittiest poster ever. what the fuck?
    ___________________________________________

    fuck you. im never satisfied, im a perfectionist…

  41. No_neva-eva Says:

    BP2 would have been a great 1 CD joint:

    The Bounce
    Poppin Tags
    Hovi Baby
    The Watcher
    Some People Hatin
    You don’t know w MOP

    etc.

    He just took on too many conceptual joints, a weak Nas retort, etc. But there’s joints on there.

  42. CheezyDoDo Says:

    btw Kingdome Come was dope Yellow Nagger dont know what hes talkin about

    Lost Ones,Minority Report,Beach Chair,The Prelude >>>>>>>>>>

  43. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    the joint with usher was wack the beyonce joint the momma I made it joint; I wasn’t digging the dig a hole joint either

    Okay. Even though I don’t agree with you on Momma I Made It & Hollywood, let’s say you’re right & all the songs you named are trash. That’s 4 out of 14. How’s that a dud?

  44. Berbatov9 Says:

    It says a lot for the ‘new generation’ of journalists that blogs or whatever have inspired that there’s a typo in the first darn question on that video interview!

  45. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    No_neva-eva Says:

    February 21st, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    BP2 would have been a great 1 CD joint:

    The Bounce
    Poppin Tags
    Hovi Baby
    The Watcher
    Some People Hatin
    You don’t know w MOP

    Still, there’s no cohesion there. If it were one disc it still woulda came off as just a collection of songs, not an album. The 6 songs you named (with the exception of Popping tags) are the strongest on the album.

  46. embark Says:

    Dr Dre in Who’s the Man > Dre from Nahright.com

  47. Dre Says:

    For the record, the last couple edits were cuz Nation was complaining about the post being so long… looking out for the mobile viewers.

  48. embark Says:

    Would you rather have a cohesive mediocre album or a disjointed decent album. Regardless of it being all over the place IMO BP2 had more solid tracks than KC.

  49. k1ng Says:

    eyo that Vybz Kartel – mamma track is BIG!!

  50. FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    He didn’t sound hungry on that album. Some songs had vintage hov but most a lot of songs were mediocre compared to his earlier work. Kc was one of the weaker albums of his catalog.

  51. Voltron Says:

    Dre > Nation > Eskay

    in terms of content and dedication/ attention to detail.

    But if he thinks BP1+2 > KC hes crazy

  52. bsd Says:

    DOPENESS!

    TRANSCRIBED TOO !

  53. FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    My bad on the typos I’m typing from a blackberry.

  54. No_neva-eva Says:

    embark Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    Would you rather have a cohesive mediocre album or a disjointed decent album. Regardless of it being all over the place IMO BP2 had more solid tracks than KC.

    ^^^^

    Cosignature. Exactly.

  55. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    Regardless of it being all over the place IMO BP2 had more solid tracks than KC
    1st off, it’s a double CD, so it has more tracks anyway, but solid tracks? The majority of the album is Hov going through the motions. Some of the more conceptual songs were obviously a response to Stillmatic, but none of them measure up to songs like “2nd Childhood” or “Remind”. My 16 cut version of The Blueprint² is decent, but it’s still lacking. Kingdom Come is an admirable attempt @ Jay trying to inject some maturity & growth into his music. It comes up short in ways but…

    The best songs on KC > The best songs on BP2

  56. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    Voltron Says:

    February 21st, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    Dre > Nation > Eskay

    in terms of content and dedication/ attention to detail.

    But if he thinks BP1+2 > KC hes crazy

    Co-sign lol.

  57. Dre Says:

    YN cosigns. End of discussion.

  58. b-ease Says:

    BP2 >>>>>> KC

    Late co-sign.

    KC is Jay’s weakest album. Hands down.

    *daps all in vicinity*

  59. Voltron Says:

    TBA > AG > KC >>>>>>

    if you dont like it. i dont care

  60. b-ease Says:

    The best songs on KC > The best songs on BP2

    ^^
    No fucking way.

    Hovie Baby, Some People Hate, Blueprint 2, Nigga Please, All Around the World, The Watcher 2, U dont Know 2, Diamonds are Forever
    >>>>>>>>> Kingdome Come, The Intro, Ride with Me…and…I don’t know, those are the only real unquestionably dope joints on KC to me.

  61. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    The Definitive Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse

    Hovi Baby
    The Watcher 2
    ’03 Bonnie & Clyde
    Excuse Me Miss
    All Around The World
    The Blueprint²
    Guns & Roses (Featuring Lenny Kravitz)
    U Don’t Know (Remix) (Featuring M.O.P.)
    N***A Please (Featuring Young Chris)
    2 Many Hoes
    The Bounce (Featuring Kanye West)
    Some People Hate
    Some How Some Way (Featuring Beanie Sigel & Scarface)
    I Did It My Way
    What They Gonna Do Part II (Bonus Track)
    Show You How (Bonus Track)

    And for the record, AG is Hov’s 3rd classic album. Front on it if you want.

  62. embark Says:

    On some real shit this discussion is like debating a kick in the ass vs a kick in the balls. I cant even whole heartly support BP2 cuz at the time I didnt think jay could ever make a weaker album..

  63. Yung Ho Says:

    omg niggas talking about KC > BP2 ..wtf THE BOUNCE shits on everything from KC ….even a track like ALL AROUND THE WORLD BANGED.

    YOu Dont Know w/MOP is harder than a muthafucka!!

    oK THE TIGHT ENDS ARE STRETCHING(c)Rich Eisen

  64. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    >>>>>>>>> Kingdome Come, The Intro, Ride with Me…and…I don’t know, those are the only real unquestionably dope joints on KC to me.

    So Trouble is trash? Show Me What You Got, Minority Report, 30 Something, none of em deserve mentions? Lost Ones by itself is damn near realer then anything on BP2.

    *smh*

  65. b-ease Says:

    And for the record, AG is Hov’s 3rd classic album. Front on it if you want.

    ^^
    Jay has three classics, but AG isnt one of them.

    Reasonable Doubt, Hard Knock Life, Blueprint >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Vol. 1, 3, and the Dynasty are excellent LP’s, with Vol. 3 bordering on classic. The Black Album is a dope record but is also horribly overrated. Same deal with AG.

  66. esquire Says:

    litmus test:
    at any current hov concert the building shakes when he does any cut from any of his catalogues. michael jordan didn’t score 55 every night, my steak isn’t always perfect, but when someone or something is consistently dope, you let them have there projects that fall a little short because you know they’ll come right back. *insert American Gangster* hov went back to the hustle

  67. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    Hard Knock Life is NOT a classic. I repeat, Hard Knock Life is NOT a classic.

    The song is, but not the album.

  68. esquire Says:

    And for the record, AG is Hov’s 3rd classic album. Front on it if you want.

    ^^
    Jay has three classics, but AG isnt one of them.

    Reasonable Doubt, Hard Knock Life, Blueprint >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Vol. 1, 3, and the Dynasty are excellent LP’s, with Vol. 3 bordering on classic. The Black Album is a dope record but is also horribly overrated. Same deal with AG.

    ^^^

    I agree, but add the black album

  69. Yung Ho Says:

    my nigs the Black Album is phenomenal.

  70. PHENOMENON Says:

    Kingdom Come was a good album to me.

    I think for some reason the songs didn’t mesh too well together as a whole album but most of the songs were good.

    [C] The Prelude, Lost One’s, Do You Wanna Ride, Show Me What You Got, Minority Report, Kingdom Come

    But I was expecting something different.

    I expected the grown up sophisticated swag but I also expected him to go hard.

    Maybe a little along the lines of that “What more can I say” flow.

  71. b-ease Says:

    So Trouble is trash? Show Me What You Got, Minority Report, 30 Something, none of em deserve mentions? Lost Ones by itself is damn near realer then anything on BP2.

    ^^
    30 Something absolutely does NOT deseve a mention. You’re lying if you’re telling me you’ve bent corners to that song anytime after January ’07. Show Me What You Got was a pretty good single I guess but nothing spectacular, Minority Report is too sappy and works way better live as an acapella. Never really dug lost one, and even if you do, its clearly not iller than Somehow, Someway. And yes, Trouble was trash.

  72. Voltron Says:

    # AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Hard Knock Life is NOT a classic. I repeat, Hard Knock Life is NOT a classic.

    The song is, but not the album.

    ^

    co-siglee

    i think Jay managed to put out some real garbage albums and niggas felt em for no reason.

    2 classics in 12 years? Smarten up Jay.

  73. b-ease Says:

    Hard Knock Life is NOT a classic. I repeat, Hard Knock Life is NOT a classic.

    ^^
    Crazy talk. This is the album where the “Hov” persona first emerged. Jay finally perfected his slow/conversational flow and the production was flawless.

    I think Jay was at his best on tracks like “A Week Ago” and “It’s like That”. The album was stacked with hit songs and dope lyricism, becoming Hov’s most successful album along the way.

  74. esquire Says:

    i still have do u wanna ride on blast. kanyeezy put his foot on that beat and i like what hov did with the story/word play. i personally think that reasonable doubt and black album are his two finest. i never skip on black and the only joint i skip on RD is twenty-two twos…that one just sucks for some reason to me

  75. b-ease Says:

    i think Jay managed to put out some real garbage albums and niggas felt em for no reason.

    ^^
    With the possible exception of KC, Jay-Z has never dropped a GARBAGE album. Never.

  76. b-ease Says:

    RD is twenty-two twos…that one just sucks for some reason to me

    ^^
    Granted, everyone’s entitled to an opinion. But with that said,

    *blank stare*

  77. Los Says:

    anyone listenin to the Quarantine tape?

  78. PHENOMENON Says:

    Classic Jay-Z albums:

    1] Reasonable Doubt
    2] The Life & times of Shawn Carter: Volume 2
    3] The Blueprint
    4] The Black Album

    **Volume 1 may be classic too.

    **Volume 3 DOES NOT get the recognition it deserves.

    **The Blueprint 2 had less than perfect production with some classic verses.

    **Name a better put together Hip-Hop concept album than “American Gangster”.

  79. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    Just cause an album’s succesful doesn’t make it a classic (see Tha Carter III)

    And yes, Trouble was trash.

    Ok, conversation over.

    Everybody else, go back & listen to Trouble & tell me what YOU think.

  80. Salvia_Blunts Says:

    ahh i see.,..not posting my shit..aight dog, u moderate the hate

  81. b-ease Says:

    **Name a better put together Hip-Hop concept album than “American Gangster”.

    ^^
    If you’re really going to call it a concept album (which I don’t think it is), then by definition Ready to Die and Cuban Linx should be considered concept albums too.

    And clearly, they’re both doper than AG.

  82. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    **Volume 1 may be classic too.

    Y’all throw around “classic” way too loosely.

  83. Salvia_Blunts Says:

    and why does YN opinion trump a conversation??? gtfooh

  84. esquire Says:

    b-ease Says:

    February 21st, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    RD is twenty-two twos…that one just sucks for some reason to me

    ^^
    Granted, everyone’s entitled to an opinion. But with that said,

    *blank stare*
    ^^^
    granted. the flow is on point, but i can barely tolerate skits (outside of college dropout\late reg) and having one built into a song just fucked me up…esp bc ol’ girl has such an annoying voice

  85. b-ease Says:

    Just cause an album’s succesful doesn’t make it a classic (see Tha Carter III)

    ^^
    Didnt say it did. But it certainly doesnt take away from it.

  86. Voltron Says:

    Tha Carter II > Blueprint 2

  87. PHENOMENON Says:

    i think Jay managed to put out some real garbage albums and niggas felt em for no reason.

    ^ ^
    Supporting facts please.

    If a Jay album isn’t classic it likely has at least classic songs on it complete with quotables.

    Hov is the quotable GOAT.

  88. embark Says:

    # PHENOMENON Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    **Name a better put together Hip-Hop concept album than “American Gangster”.
    ^
    Prince Paul – A Prince Among Theives
    Doom and Danger mouse – Mouse and the Mask

  89. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    See TC, look what you started lol!

  90. b-ease Says:

    **Name a better put together Hip-Hop concept album than “American Gangster”.
    ^
    Prince Paul – A Prince Among Theives
    Doom and Danger mouse – Mouse and the Mask

    ^^
    Co-sign.

  91. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    **Name a better put together Hip-Hop concept album than “American Gangster”.
    ^
    Prince Paul – A Prince Among Theives
    Doom and Danger mouse – Mouse and the Mask

    Fuck the concept, are you saying those 2 albums are better the AG?

  92. Salvia_Blunts Says:

    yall gotta think about the “re-visiting” value of these albums ur talkin about……i’ll be revisiting “American gangster” album in 5 yrs much more than i will “tha carter 3″…….”tha carter 3” was wildy successful cuz it was riding a deep-rooted buzz that had every demograpic basically waiting for its release……but i just dont think its got the bangers thats gonna have me coming back.

    for instance, timaband & magoo “indecent proposal 2” came out in late 2001, early 2002….just took a road trip and that album had me zonin in the whip…wasnt even close to a classic when it dropped, but its better than 95% of the shit thats out right now….no two ways about it.

  93. esquire Says:

    all rappers under the age of 35 should send hov a thank you card (none). most dope rappers that live to hov’s age either have to rely on old heads for support unfortunately or punk ass hipsters that only like music that no one else listens to anymore. hov is still in the convo for quality material. he still has to deliver, tho, which is why i was dissapointed with trouble, but thought the pre-lude was fire

  94. embark Says:

    @Amp. Naaa, I aint putting myself out there like that with out listening to AG again. But I will say they they are better put together.

  95. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    **Name a better put together Hip-Hop concept album than “American Gangster”.
    ^^^^
    is a Jay-Z album about selling crack, really that much of a concept album?

    no shots

  96. PHENOMENON Says:

    # Yung Ho Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    my nigs the Black Album is phenomenal.

    ^ ^
    Word to my name.

    But to me “The Black Album” was more than a classic album. It was a classic time.

    The GOAT [Arguably] backing out of the game, selling out the Garden in 9 seconds for the last show, “Fade to Black” was classic, and the album itself was tough.

  97. Salvia_Blunts Says:

    i think diddy and his production team deserves more credit down the road for making AG what it was….”say hello” is not a classic song without that beat and primo production

  98. Salvia_Blunts Says:

    i aint a thug for the sake of bein thug, nobody do dat where we grew at nigga duuuuh

  99. embark Says:

    Salvia is one of the few individuals that share my feelings about Carter III. But I cant walk with you with that tim and magoo.. The beats had you zonin but the writing on that album is straight basura.

  100. embark Says:

    AG was a rush job by Jay Z lyrically. At least that’s the sense I got from all the press that came out about it. I cant see you putting that kind of product with hov’s best.

  101. Salvia_Blunts Says:

    Salvia is one of the few individuals that share my feelings about Carter III. But I cant walk with you with that tim and magoo.. The beats had you zonin but the writing on that album is straight basura.

    ^^^

    haha yea it kinda is…..but them beats is fire…im guilty of just needing quality beats for a song/album to get rotation in my whip/laptop/portable device.

    (see: all of 50’s albums…)

  102. k1ng Says:

    my all time top 5

    1. Rakim
    2. Biggie
    3. Jay z
    4. Eminem
    5. Killa!!

  103. b-ease Says:

    Salvia is one of the few individuals that share my feelings about Carter III.

    ^^
    I actually thought that what salvia said was the general consensus regarding the Carter III. I havent seen one person on Nah call it a classic.

  104. Salvia_Blunts Says:

    I actually thought that what salvia said was the general consensus regarding the Carter III. I havent seen one person on Nah call it a classic.
    ^^^

    when the shit leaked in early May to all of us and all the way to present day…..few have called it a classic…truth

  105. esquire Says:

    k1ng Says:

    February 21st, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    my all time top 5

    1. Rakim
    2. Biggie
    3. Jay z
    4. Eminem
    5. Killa!!
    ^^^
    no shots. i just don’t know about em. everyone can have their own list and i’m def not hating, but I just don’t like his fun songs. i only like when he’s pissed off and that subject material gets old. kind of like malice and push t. they are dope, but they are only hot when they talk about the same shit. em is on point when he’s mad, tho

  106. b-ease Says:

    few have called it a classic…truth

    ^^
    *shrugs* Guess I missed it…

  107. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    I actually thought that what salvia said was the general consensus regarding the Carter III. I havent seen one person on Nah call it a classic

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but there is a world outside of Nah Right. No shots.

  108. dronkmunk Says:

    ay fuckboy

  109. embark Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I actually thought that what salvia said was the general consensus regarding the Carter III. I havent seen one person on Nah call it a classic.
    ^
    you gotta remember how the commenters on Nah are special breed of nigga. But even on here there are those who would call it a great album that’d go back to in a few years.

  110. PHENOMENON Says:

    # E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    **Name a better put together Hip-Hop concept album than “American Gangster”.
    ^^^^
    is a Jay-Z album about selling crack, really that much of a concept album?

    no shots

    ^ ^
    Probably not. But I think the concept was more on the whole 7O’s vibe and the fact that the album followed a story.

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a video for every song?

  111. embark Says:

    Pheom you thing AG was the best HipHop Concept album of all time?

  112. k1ng Says:

    @ esquire

    I totally agree with you, but once you cut out all of the fun and killing your mom songs, lyrically his on a different level from the rest of the rappers. He even has lil wayne crying to be on a song with him lol.

  113. esquire Says:

    >>>Wasn’t there supposed to be a video for every song?

    i don’t know, but lenny kravitz’s daughter was all sorts of fine in the “i know” cut. she needs a sex tape

  114. CheezyDoDo Says:

    Tha Carter II >>>> Tha Black Album

  115. Salvia_Blunts Says:

    you gotta remember how the commenters on Nah are special breed of nigga. But even on here there are those who would call it a great album that’d go back to in a few years.

    ^^

    haha true… also a lot of socrates ass niggas on nahright too

  116. sean coonery Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=J4ZYucr6u88

  117. PHENOMENON Says:

    I never understood the whole “Is The Carter 3 a classic” debate.

    What makes that album worthy of a classic debate? No shots at Wayne or anything but seriously.

    Look at albums that are certified classics and explain to me how “The Carter 3” is worthy of being ranked amongst the elite.

    I really don’t get it.

  118. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    PHENOMENON Says:

    February 21st, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    # E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    **Name a better put together Hip-Hop concept album than “American Gangster”.
    ^^^^
    is a Jay-Z album about selling crack, really that much of a concept album?

    no shots

    ^ ^
    Probably not. But I think the concept was more on the whole 7O’s vibe and the fact that the album followed a story.

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a video for every song?

    The “concept” was just an excuse for Jay to rap about slangin’ drugs & that lifestyle. A loose concept @ best. That being said, it’s still a classic & hands down better then BP2 & Kingdom Come. It just edges out The Black Album too. Both are ill, but lyrically, AG is superior. It puts you back in that “Reasonable Doubt” mindstate.

  119. esquire Says:

    @ king

    >>>I totally agree with you, but once you cut out all of the fun and killing your mom songs, lyrically his on a different level from the rest of the rappers. He even has lil wayne crying to be on a song with him lol.

    dude is talented. no doubt. i hope relapse is good, bp3, too.

  120. PHENOMENON Says:

    # embark Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Pheom you thing AG was the best HipHop Concept album of all time?

    ^ ^
    Actually no. I was just reminded of others.

    I really like A.G. though. I’m kind of an old soul so it was kind of up my lane from the beginning. [ll]

  121. DJ J-Ronin Says:

    shout out to my dude Sumit from Hip Hop Chronicles. Keep grinding homey

    1
    -J

  122. k1ng Says:

    dude is talented. no doubt. i hope relapse is good, bp3, too.

    ^^^

    I heard shit about how he went back to being all crazy and shit and let dre do everything. That should be a good look, and I honestly think bp3 is going to better than bp1 and 2 just from hearing jocking jay z, history, bk go hard, and when the money goes.

  123. embark Says:

    sean coonery Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    youtube.com/watch?v=J4ZYucr6u88
    ^
    Uncle Murder sounding like the hood batman or someshit. Trained in hood forensics from Discvoery channel he patrools East NY in an all black Impala. FOH

  124. PHENOMENON Says:

    I heard shit about how he went back to being all crazy and shit and let dre do everything. That should be a good look, and I honestly think bp3 is going to better than bp1 and 2 just from hearing jocking jay z, history, bk go hard, and when the money goes.

    ^ ^
    Weren’t those songs left on “the cutting room floor”??

  125. Voltron Says:

    my Mos stannism might just be over.

    I’m keyboardly stabbing my friend for saying Mos > Pharoahe lyrically.

  126. PHENOMENON Says:

    my Mos stannism might just be over.

    I’m keyboardly stabbing my friend for saying Mos > Pharoahe lyrically.

    ^ ^
    Isn’t Pharaoh Monch working on something??

  127. anons Says:

    i’m kinda tired of Jay

    “we want change! we want change!” -Obamastans

  128. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    That Quarantine just officially hit the net. Fire B. It’s that wave!!

    Google quarantine big mike max b

  129. Voltron Says:

    # PHENOMENON Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    my Mos stannism might just be over.

    I’m keyboardly stabbing my friend for saying Mos > Pharoahe lyrically.

    ^ ^
    Isn’t Pharaoh Monch working on something??

    ^

    YES. W.A.R. (Let My People Go)

    he says its a return to 1994 lyricism.

    in my eyes, Pharoahe is the GOAT of lyricism as well as the GOAT of flows and the GOAT of rapping voices.

  130. sean coonery Says:

    Uncle Murder is the new ODB…..that nigga Uncle Murda…is by far the most ignorant rapper ever….

    His youtube vids…are creepy…but hilarious…

  131. anons Says:

    cam’s gonna be the first of 50’s bodies to resurrect but nigga gotta to step into 2009…

    sounded like he been sittin on “cookin up” for like 5 yrs.

  132. PHENOMENON Says:

    # sean coonery Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Uncle Murder is the new ODB…..that nigga Uncle Murda…is by far the most ignorant rapper ever….

    His youtube vids…are creepy…but hilarious…

    ^ ^
    Ugh, these Haitians are at it again.

  133. anons Says:

    in my eyes, Pharoahe is the GOAT of lyricism as well as the GOAT of flows and the GOAT of rapping voices.

    ^^^

    settle down

  134. embark Says:

    That Pharaoh – Desire was an underrated album of that year.

  135. anons Says:

    Uncle Murder is the new ODB…..that nigga Uncle Murda…is by far the most ignorant rapper ever….

    ^^

    ODB was a clairvoyant….

    and Baby is by far the most ignorant dude in the game right now

  136. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    embark Says:

    February 21st, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    That Pharaoh – Desire was an underrated album of that year.

    Co-sign

  137. PHENOMENON Says:

    # anons Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    cam’s gonna be the first of 50’s bodies to resurrect but nigga gotta to step into 2009…

    sounded like he been sittin on “cookin up” for like 5 yrs.

    ^ ^
    That would be interesting because Cameron coming up in the least would probably put him in Curtis’ cross hairs once again.

    Which would probably be what he want’s. He seems to love the attention.

  138. Voltron Says:

    “This is my way of trying to defeat this inner demon that inhibits my breathing, and I’ll try to do that by having a complicated rhyme flow, to show it that it can’t defeat me.”
    – Pharoahe Monch on his chronic asthma.

  139. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    and Baby is by far the most ignorant dude in the game right now

    Y’all act like y’all forgot about Gucci, THE most ig’nant MC of the day.

  140. embark Says:

    For some reason, niggaz south of the mason dixon hate Monch. I have no idea why, but he was always the example they used for NY niggaz being overrated.

  141. Voltron Says:

    Flava Flav is the godfather of ignorance

  142. Lamont Sanford Says:

    “I seen an open window, so i said f#ck it.” (ezail)

  143. PHENOMENON Says:

    That n*gga Flavor Flav looks like. . . a mosquito.

  144. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    Gimme Slaws (feat. Mack Mustard) FTW!

  145. embark Says:

    Project Pat – Real Recognize Real FTW…..

  146. anons Says:

    That would be interesting because Cameron coming up in the least would probably put him in Curtis’ cross hairs once again.

    Which would probably be what he want’s. He seems to love the attention.

    ^^

    true, but no one wants to rehash tht. 50’s stock is plummeting right now. he no longer makes good music and

    i think ppl are growing tired of his bully-ish ways (see Suge Knight)

  147. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    embark Says:

    February 21st, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    Project Pat – Real Recognize Real FTW…..

    Can’t even hate. Pat been going hard (Ayo!)

    The joints with Gucci & OJ are kinda ill. Especially the jawn with OJ.

  148. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    i think ppl are growing tired of his bully-ish ways

    Who’s he bullying?

  149. PHENOMENON Says:

    true, but no one wants to rehash tht. 50’s stock is plummeting right now. he no longer makes good music and

    i think ppl are growing tired of his bully-ish ways (see Suge Knight)

    ^ ^
    True. But even tough I’m not too into that is is quite entertaining at times. [ll]??

  150. embark Says:

    50 bullied (past tense) Ross

    That OJ and Pat song is serious. ALbum reminds why I fuck with their beats so hard. [II]

  151. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    50 bullied (past tense) Ross

    How? Ross called Fif out.

  152. PHENOMENON Says:

    # AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:
    February 21st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    50 bullied (past tense) Ross

    How? Ross called Fif out.

    ^ ^
    Lol, what the hell was Ross thinking about??

  153. sean coonery Says:

    Co-sign Gucci Mane being ignorant…

    peep this vid….where he punches one of his Ex-hoes in the skull…

    youtube.com/watch?v=c22EYjWWClk

    it doesnt get more ignorant than that…

  154. anons Says:

    bully = A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.

    neither ross nor khaled are 50’s equal in the game..

  155. AmpGeez a.k.a. Hate Is The New Love Says:

    neither ross nor khaled are 50’s equal in the game..

    Tell that to Ross. he still thinks he ended 50’s career lol.

    Delusional bastard lol.

  156. jdot Says:

    Debates over Jay-Z albums on nahright? Feels like a Jay album is about to drop. I can feel it in the air. no non-gravity sex

  157. Cantballmeup Says:

    Kingdom Come>>>> BP2

    Lyrically he went on every track and content wise he said a lot more on that album than many of his previous efforts. Sure it’s not really something to bump in the whip besides like Oh my, Kingdom Come, but its really deep if you really listen to the lyrics and I think it deserved what it got in the source.

  158. MONEY MAKIN Says:

    american gangster album was a concept album solely because Jay could talk about selling drugs again, and have it be relevant and true.

    how does no one see through that? but i loved the album.

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