What is Hate? What does it really mean? In Hip Hop terms, why are you considered an Hater if you don't like something? I don't understand that. I'm speaking for myself right now. Anytime I say i don't like something or somebody, I get called an Hater. It pisses me off. For example, I don't like Bow Wow. Cant stand his punk ass. But let explain my position. The main reason i don't like him is because he is cocky and arrogant. For no fucking reason. Yes he has hit records and platinum album. But so does Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, Young MC and a host of other wack-ass rappers. The nigga don't even write his own shit. It ain't like the nigga's lyrics are complex or introspective like say Lupe or Nas or somebody like that. All his shit is about bitches. I wouldn't even be mad at that, but damn every song. He's worse than LL. Now I have alot females that are close 2 me that love this nigga's funky drawers. And they the ones that are always in my ass about "Hating" on Wow Bow. Another person they like that I cant truly understand is Trey Songs. I mean bitches love this nigga. I understand he can sing and all that, and they think he's cute, but there's got to be more to it than that. My beef is that he hasn't had an bonifide hit record. BE honest, name Trey's huge song. Go ahead I'll wait.................. You cant cause it doesn't exist. All them other "new" R&B dudes have at least one. Chris Brown, check. Ne-Yo, check. Lyfe, check. The Dream, check. J. Holiday, check. Even the "token" white boys Robin and Justin got monster hits. I'm just trying to say if a nigga is that bad, he should have a monster, career defining song two albums into his career. Please don't hate me. But i like Chris Brown. Dat nigga is bad. You might ask how can i like Chris Breezy and dis-like Wow Bow and Trey Songs? Cause Chris shows humility and he his a student of what he does. He's a singer and an dancer and he loves to sing and dance. And it shows with his performances. I'm just being honest.
I am NOT an Hate!!!!!!!!!!!!. I repeat, NOT an Hater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a Real nigga that speaks passionately from the heart. That's right, from the heart. I say shit that alot of people might wanna say, but are too afraid to say. I'm not saying that everything i say is right, but at least I'm honest enough to admit it. I don't like to bite my tongue. But i try to say things in a respectful manner. I don't always do, but i try.
So in closing i say this, not liking something does not make you a Hater. It makes you human and real
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Posted by dunklinstreet at 7:21 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Death Row Records and Bad Boy Records ruled Hip Hop in the 1990's. Headed by influential executives Marion "Suge" Knight and Sean "Puffy" Combs, these two companies became the bench mark in the new world of commericalized rap that began in the late '80's. Death Row started in 1991. Bad Boy would follow 2 years later. As would be the case with each of their
Posted by Midwest Belle at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
What's good folks? It's ya boy DunklinStreet. This is my first post. I couldn't decide what 2 write about so i decided 2 write about some thing that seems to be on every body's minds: the state of Hip Hop. I love the game. But it seems like rap is having an identity crisis. U got the generational gap. The "East-Coast Genocide". The Dirty South reign. So right now, I got to get some shit off my chest.
- The Generational Gap: Why do u think Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop, Puffy and Dre' still run rap? Because most of these new cats coming out now suck. I mean like eww, they really suck. I'm not hating on them, but c'mon now "Crank Dat Soulja Boy"? That song made me wanna rip my fucking ears off! Im sorry im so graphic, but damn. Ay Bay Bay? WTF is that shit? Is this nigga even speaking English? This is Why I'm Hot? This nigga Mims said he's so hot he can sell a mill saying nothing on the track. That's what's wrong wit these dudes. They know they don't have to have no real skills. There aint no way 95% of these songs would have played on the radio 10-15 years ago. Here are the ingredient's for a hit song today: a catchy hook, 808 drums, low-ass bass and just to be on the safe side a dumb-ass dance. Another problem i have is the blatant disrespect for anything that came out before you. Take the case of Nas. Niggas actually got mad at him for naming his album Hip Hop Is Dead. And most of the dudes that got made were out of the South. He wasn't talking specifically about any artist or region. But young niggas is hard headed these days. When Jigga came out with the Kingdom Come record, most people didn't like the record just because he was a 37 year-old rapper rapping like a 37 year-old rapper. To me he was more Shawn Carter than Jay-Z on that album. So what I'm saying is that older rappers don't want to conform to ways of the game now and younger rappers wanna get shine by any means necessary.
- The East-Coast Hate Brigade: This issue really disturbs me. I mean New York is the mecca. The genesis. The origin of the culture. First, they hated on the West Coast when they were rulling in the early to mid 90's. Then they started to hate on the South cause they killin it right now. But even worse than that, they fueding with each other. I don't understand why these niggas just can't get along. It's like the crab-in-the-barrel syndrome. It's crazy. 50 Cent talks shit on everybody. Dipset is falling apart at the seams. Fat Joe supposedly getting his ass wupped by a nigga that weigh 150 lbs soaking wet. Even the mighty Wu-Tang Clan is enduring in-fighting. It upsets me because they can't ever get back on top, if they don't start to unify. That what's makes the South so dominant. The unity. They have a few spats here and now, but all in all they are unified. They better look at what happened to the West Coast after Death Row collapsed. They were fighting for years, careers were destroyed, it was a mess. So attention all New York rappers: if want to get back on top, quit battling with each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- The Dirty South Reign: The South has been running rap for the last 6 or 7 years now. Artists like Outkast, Ludacris, TI, Young Jeezy, Lil' John, Rick Ross and of coarse Lil' Wayne have been amongst the most influential and highest selling rappers of this period. But has the ascension of the South led to the decline of relevance of the culture? I kind of think it does. I mean how many time can we talk about making it rain? Or life in the trap? It's like all they talk about is trapping, big rims, weed, purple drank and pussy. Not much of a pedigree is it. It has become so simple now. I love the beats, but the lyrics are so redundant. I'm not bashing the South, but if you don't' want people complaining about the state of Hip Hop and your the ruler, step your game up.
I have some grievances and had to air them out. I know writing a blog ain't chance shit, but we need to come together and try to work some of this shit out. We are under fire right now. Take a minute to ponder that shit on yo head. Now that you have digested this 4 a minute, u should realized the severity of the situation.
I AM HIP HOP!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by dunklinstreet at 3:57 PM
Call me the rumor killer, because I got some things to bring to your attention; like for one, no one loves the entire Jackson Family more than me! I mean from the Jackson Five to Michael and his solo years. . . I been a huge fan since I was in diapers, but we all know the Jacksons have been voted Hollywood's most wackiest family, and can't seem to stay out the tabloids; but for the sack of my famous family I got to shut down this one rumor that just won't seem to die. . . The Brandi Jackson and Janet Jackson rumor. . . You know the one, Janet and James DeBarge's love child that was "given" to her elder brother, Jackie. . . Right. Okay, okay. . . lol! That's funny to me, I'm sorry, but. . . com'on! How stupid do you think everybody is?! Let's be real, Michael was huge in the 80's! Do you think the media would be all over his teenage pregnant sister?! Com'on! The cameras would of have been on Janet the entire nine monthes she was pregnant with Renee. . . Okay, and I thought her name was "Renee" but now all of sudden her 26-year-old niece is her daughter!
Okay, I know I'm going off but the entire lie, yes I said lie, has been change so many damn times that its almost rediculous to repeat, but I got to kill it. This whole thing started in 2005, when Janet's former brother-in-law, Young DeBarge made an apperance on New York City's urban radio show Hot 97, whom at that time made the accusation that Janet and James had at that time, an 18-year-old daughter named Renee; whom was sent to live with Janet's elder sister Rebbie. . . Now. . . Okay, now how did the story switch from Rebbie to Jackie? And according to Young's statment, Renee should be at least 22 years of age, but some how someone looked at Jackie's beige daughter and popped the thought into their mind that she looked too much like Janet to be his kid. . . okay. . . Maybe they would share resemblence since their auntie and niece. . . Well, I look like my aunts. . . Am I not my parents' child? According to many people who continue to believe this rumor, I'm not. LOL!
But n-e-ways, back to the murder of this rumor:
Brandi Jackson, daughter of Jackie Jackson and Enid Spann, was born on Febuary 6, 1982. . . Janet Jackson was born May 16, 1966. . . Let's have a math session, ladies and gentleman. . .
-1966= 16, right so far. . .
but Janet had not had her 16th birthday yet, so she was only 15 when Brandi, her "daughter" was born. Okay, do you really think Joesph "Beat'em down" Jackson would let his new golden voice ticket to fame have a baby?! And that young?! I know she snuck and got married, but at least she was 18 and had more freedom to do stuff, I highly urge you to no believe this ignorant rumor, I know the Jackson's have done some weird and wacky things, but this is pushing. . . And don't you think her 'daughter' would came out of hiding yet? I mean, don't you think that she would want the world to know the truth? But until that happens, and I hear from this girl's mouth that Janet is her mother and James is her father, while holding a paternity and maternity test in her hand. . . I consider this rumor to be dead, and buried six feet under in the Show-me files burial ground.