This is ItalianJob's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following ItalianJob's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
ItalianJob
Recent Activity
Every body knows Weezy is not an emcee. You are preaching to the choir here man, stop filling up these comments section
1 reply
"It was all filled with rage because he cared so much" <- That's what many outsiders never understood about Pac, so many people thought he was just unpredictable and wild. Great point you made there dude
1 reply
This nigga Luke just said "we rappers have always prided ourselves on not dating someone else's ex-girlfriends or ex-wives'???? Are you serious?? 1- A bitch will always be somebody's ex. End of the story.(unless you go get them in High School, which is sad). 2- Rappers have never been role models in most things, in no way, shape, or form (dispute that shit). I love rap, for the love of the art, but make no mistakes about it, unless it's maybe 2Pac and a couple of other cats, only a fool would take advice from a rapper. Now I understand, you don't want to get played by some chick. But damn, Amber is fine, everybody who saw her naked pics has been drooling. And she took a step down from Kanye, so u dont know what she is in it for.
1 reply
A multi-million dollar clown who don't even care to know y'all. And it looks like she is right when she said "The hip-hop community tends to be more critical". Pop quiz: Which race is the worst enemy of Black people? Sad when a sister gets more love from white kids.
1 reply
Any man can stand up and say shit. You can't respect a man just from that alone. You got to have better role models than that bro. Foreign policy is highly complex, dangerous, and volatile. You will always have idiots like Lupe think they know it all, it's cool, being naive is a virtue of childhood. But isn't this the same person who says he is being forced to alter his album? You can't control an album, but you think Obama can control the world and make it a beautiful planet? When you lay down on your bed with a nation of 300 millions on your shoulder, against a world with nuclear powers, terrorists, diseases, upheavals, political enemies and all, you can't be weak. And there will be some innocents caught in the crossfire. NO LEADER HAS EVER SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTED HIS PEOPLE WITHOUT HARMING INNOCENTS BYSTANDERS. NOT EVEN GOD in the old testament. The only rapper that had some intelligence on these topics was Pac, he preached peace, but knew war was sometime inevitable. Aside from him, these clowns need to stick to rhyming.
1 reply
Would definitely be interested in checking out the album. 7 Aurelius used to produce those old timeless Ja tracks, so from a musical/production sense, it could be good. I'm in it for the music, so I will keep an eye out. - Entitled to my opinion
1 reply
Seeing that photo of Tupac on this article put a smile on my face. RIP man
1 reply
Damn my nigga, chill. Why u mad? he was just stating his opinion. Give's a fuck if he's wrong or right, let us read it.
1 reply
It's hilarious that we have an article about how we are viewed as niggas, and here is this idiot being a racist here. You haven't made it up the pole high enough to be a racist, satwn187. Talk is cheap, so we should cut this crap and just enjoy the fucking music
1 reply
Exactly. PAC DIED 14 YEARS AGO!! GET A LIFE, BULLDOG. Did you (and Flex) have any real men around raising you? Let the late soldiers rest in peace. The war was over when y'all were still too young to even drink.
1 reply
Bank filed for Bankruptcy in August of 2010. That action nullified any financial contracts he had, which should include the G-Unit contract. He claimed he did it to free himself from 50's musical gag order, and I'm tempted to believe he did: as soon as the ink dried on the bankruptcy proceedings, he is coming up with tracks, and a mixtape. Which was unheard of since his departure from G-Unit. So yup, I'm pretty sure he is no longer signed.
1 reply
I read your point, and I have to say that I agree with upwards of 75% of it. I do have to get up to head to work, and I wouldn't have time to post a thoughtful reply right now. But the only reason I mentioned the degree, is because there is a tendency for people on this board to just say "you are a non-intellectual nobody who just woke up from a nap". It does not give me an elevated platform, although it probably gives me the ability to use more consistent critical thinking, more so than the average person. I agree with your second paragraph, except that I don't have anything against Nas (I am guessing it's the homie above, I replied to). But your entire paragraph is based on cold reality. On the third paragraph, Would a black of Gucci's complexion win? Why not? You are seriously underestimating the power of the speech. You might be right, especially considering Harry Reid's "light-skin negro" comment. But we don't know. Had we asked 4 years ago if a Black could be president, you and I would have probably said "100% no", you can't deny that. But I see your point, and yes, part of it is right. And nope, I saw the racist thing, but never knew there was an entire label for Blackface thing. What does give me the right to speak about racism, is that I'm a Black man in America creating my path against all odds. Unless you have been lynched while tied to a tree, I have the same right to drop my opinion about racism as you do, I can guarantee you that. BTW, if successful black guys were so stressed out, Tiger would have been too paranoid to be pounding and sexting all those chicks, don't you think? And Barack? He would have broken your "hectic black man stress scale" and would be in an asylum. I mean he is dealing with 2 wars, a deficit bigger than anything, a recession where people are falling into poverty like nothing, character assassinations coming from generals, to the entire right-wing treating him like a dog, and more death threats than all our fallen black soldiers combined. But guess what? You will catch him running after his dog, telling you that it's possible, hugging his daughters, enjoying a burger, and flirting with his lady. I guess he has rose colored glasses like I do, but look where that got him. So maybe you are the uncle Tom. These little black kids with dreams will bump on your posts, and what do they see? Tom working against his people, and telling me that we can't be what we set our eyes to be, or that it's near impossible, because we are Black. No joke. Next you gonna quote Bill Clinton and say that Obama was a rose-colored "fairy tale". Btw, I'm not sure what takes place with the homie Nasir, and the hate he gets, but I simply disagreed with his position, which was articulate however. But there was nothing personal. As I mentioned earlier, I think it victimizes us, and lil homies will learn the bad example from it. Aside from that it's as valid as mine and yours.
1 reply
I am briefly going to start by the end, my university was The University of Texas at Austin (Cockrell School of Engineering). Don't forget that when you post rankings, you have to post who it is according to, since the people who rank have all different opinion (I guess since it's not a science). But with Princeton Review, and US News, the two biggest producers of college rankings, my school of Engineering is listed in their top 10 very consistently over the years, to this day. It doesn't mean all that, but I wanted to point that, just like you, I didn't just wake up from mommy's basement to attack posters. We do agree on a few stuff. Barack Obama is not like most blacks (although he is like many of the newer generations ones who are successful). But there are a few examples that you cite that I don't believe sustain your point. You know why any viable Black candidate has to distance themselves from Jesse Jackson, Farrakhan and Reverend Wright? It's not that these people are Blacks, it's because they are (rightly or not) almost anti-white. Now which White person is going to vote for a Black who strongly associates himself with a closeted anti-White like Wright? Would you vote for a White candidate who is tightly close to a hardcore tea-partier, or close to Rush Limbaugh? Probably not. For the Banking crisis example, you know you can't tell. He did win against Hillary, who was a mega-powerhouse, without a crisis. Who knows? But then you state that Barack being president is pushing us to somehow forget about our history? I don't think so. If we were to go back in times 3 years ago before his presidency, and question Black kids, how many do you think would know who Booker Washington is? Marcus Garvey? Nat Turner? In two years, it's just impossible that Barack's presidency generated sudden amnesia. Same thing for the Muslim thing, that is a totally different debate, but it's sure is not an Obama thing. No Muslim stands a chance in the current US political climate. Now you are right, we have a tendency to quickly forget our history. But guess what? This is the reason why Bill Cosby is so pissed when Black people intentionally use poor grammar ("we is"), being that people died for us to have the right to go to college. So again, it's a pre-Barack phenomenon. By the same token, the elder Black leaders weren't completely right. Why take your money to Black banks? This is a global village now. This is just like Historically black colleges. They are a great idea, but if you have the choice to step in Harvard or Princeton, you better rethink your position and take that Ivy League. Now can I tell you something? Blacks today probably have good chances to get in than a white guy of your background, thanks to Affirmative Action and the quota system (I know cause that's how my sister got in Harvard). And I am glad we agree on the nigger thing. They are useless. Malcolm X, as a nigger was worthless. He turned into an intelligent Black dude, look where that got him? To the history books. Right before he got killed, he jumped into that "let's coexist" wagon, versus the "let's bomb" speeches that he had, because you get more voices from the other side to help you, when you do Jedi tricks with their minds, or simply reason with the peaceful ones. Black people are more hated now? That's just not true. Now the people who hated us and were dormant woke up with Obama being president, true. But from a cultural perspective and in society, Black people have never been in better shape, even though we deserve so much better. The younger white generation does not even hide that they want to be the new Jay-Z's, Kanye, or Obama. Look up the audience at Ne-Yo's concert, Usher's. White chicks. Go to Cali during a final game and talk slick about Kobe, you get jumped by White knuckleheads. Look at Oprah, Tiger Woods, Michael Jackson. White folks have made them bigger than their own bros/sis. It took the tears and blood of our grandpas to get a shot, true, but you can't say we are worse than before. As a side note, in my personal life, I have more easily dated random attractive Whites, Latinas, Japanese and other races (mind you, this is Texas), while I need to run a tight game to even get a reply from random attractive Black sisters, and it's so easy to fuck it up. Now of course it's the newer generations, but that's my point. All that said, I would add that "misinformed" was a poor word choice, since it's more like we have a difference of opinion. My problem with your position is that many blacks have it, and it victimizes us. We end up missing the opportunities, and putting so much blame on the White man without even giving it a shot, and I feel we (as a group, not you) end up using it as a pretext for under-performing. Our little brothers and sisters need to hear that America is changing. If they wake up early and do their homework, they have a good shots, unlike their grandparents
1 reply
This entire post is wrong on so many levels sir. This is just embarrassing. I mean we all have opinions, but since this is a forum of ideas, I will drop my two cents. (Btw, I have an Engineering degree from a Top 10 US university, I hope it qualifies me for intellectually sound to u). Will might not have an appreciation for the BlackFace act. I personally did not know about that BlackFace stuff. But the most you can accuse us for is that we happen not to know that side of our history. Your assumption about white people is ridiculous. White people didn't vote for Barack "because he didn't remind them of us". In general, people don't care about us (blacks) to where they would *vote* for somebody because he doesn't *remind* them of us or whatever. Dear Lord. He was voted in because everybody believed he was/is the best person for the job, compared to McCain/Palin, and people fell in love with his eloquence and complexity, and trusted his ability to lead us through change etc. Trust me, as long as we stay killing each other and leaving them alone, the majority of the 220+ million white people don't care about us as a racial group. Now you might have a handful of millions hating blacks, but I'm generalizing here: they don't care about us. Wanna know what the White American class care about? In order of importance: safety, family, jobs, mortgages, etc. Kinda like Maslow's Pyramid of need. In addition, his presidency didn't set anything back. He was never what you call a "nigger" and never claimed to be. He never got on the racial bandwagon. He didn't turn his back on his background either, which is the characteristic of many multi-racial blacks who grow up in different part of the work (we are called Third Culture kids, google that bro). Insofar as Black People, are concerned, the "awakening" that you talk about consists of us stopping many things, including your misinformed rants, the glorifying of ridiculous things (jail sentences, ignorance, street cred made of murders etc), and getting what matter: advanced degrees, longer, healthy lives, intellectual contribution to society, etc, more than we currently do. Kinda like, say, Jews do, you know? Don't get me wrong, racism/discrimination exists very much, just like you have sexism at work etc. But unless you freaking live under a rock in Alabama, you can damn well make it in this country if you have the will, and you play the game by the same rules white people play by. There will always be a tilt and an inequality, but not to the point where you are going. Btw, do you respect Niggers (as opposed to Blacks)? Do niggers deserve respect actually? I mean I know several, and I respect them as human beings, but as niggers? Think about it. Look at MLK, Malcolm, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Booker Washington, Du Bois, even Oprah.. is any of them 'niggers' like you see in the hood? Would they have helped our cause or hurt us if they were niggers? Are niggers helping us or hurting us? Peace out people. Read books (like Pac did), go to school, and get smart until you see things starting to move in slow motion and you just 'get' it. It's so cliche but a mind is the worse fucking thing to waste.
1 reply
You guys are just not getting the point here. The point is that there are hundreds of rich people who buy their 16 year olds expensive cars, whether it's right or wrong, but nobody says anything. When Diddy does it, there are questions. This is exactly like Bush putting his feet on the desk in the oval office, but when Obama did it, it was "oh he is tarnishing the respect for the office". Again, what's so special about these people that when 'they' do it, it's a problem? Do you get it now?
1 reply
I think it's more of a reflection of communities at large. Humans have never done too good at self-policing, and it's the fact that the board is un-regulated, and that you can post whatever you feel, that provokes that. All they need is for some guy to stroll the blogs at the end of each day, even for 1 hour, deleting obvious insults, personal attacks, and unrelated conversations. Otherwise yes, you have childish people in real life, and those people thrive in the apparent anonymity that these blogs provide.
1 reply
Buying their records huh... u work for Def Jam or something? If not post your sources man. Or are u spreading rumors? Cuz me thinks u need more people
1 reply
Amen. But let me rephrase that. Baby the New Testament has long been ignored by mankind. Have u seen the world lately? stop kidding yourself, it's 2010, you can use Google and dig up videos of atrocities being committed and heal those people instead
1 reply
What you don't realize is that this is all entertainment. I'm a die hard fan of Tupac, paid for all his albums, and donated to his foundation in 04. But get this, none of these cats, Pac, Biggie, Nas, Ross, 50, Jay, or whoever know us. At the end of the day, to me they are all 'artists' (aside from a few like Pac, who I think cared), so I'm here for the art. Now I don't think everything can be called music, but look at the content of one of Rick Ross songs' credits, Maybach Music 3: "All live instruments recorded at.. Orchestra conductor.. 5 violinists names.. 4 violas players, 2 cellos players, 3 trombones players, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, and drums, bass guitars, and flutes." To me, this appears to be carefully crafted music, and when I do listen to the track, it's sound very very musical and my day flies by like a private jet. So yea, I bought the album for $8.64, fuck the CO shit. If stories on how smbdy got shot 9 times, and can destroy rap careers etc, inspires you, cool. Thugs with nothing can relate to that and stick with it. To me, I find stories of lush lifestyle, rags to riches , "roses growing from concretes" (Pac), and "remember when I used to eat sardines for dinner" (Biggie), inspirational. So yea, I co-sign Ricky Rozay's movement. Pacino never shot a gun, but he conveyed the story of Scarface. Rozay never built empires, but he is turning words, penned as a writer, into cash, and doing so against all odds. Just my $0.02, don't flame me.
1 reply
Baby the old testament has long been ignored by mankind. Have u seen the world lately? stop kidding yourself, it's 2010, you can use Google and dig up videos of atrocities being committed and heal those people instead.
1 reply
Wrong. His agreement is going to be toast. This is not even a prenup, but on top of that it was signed during a stressful time. Worse yet, it was days before the birth of your child, and you were cheating? Christina can even get the most expensive female celebrity attorney, cuz he will pay for that too. Watch a judge eat him alive. You think Nas is paying high? lmao watch this.
1 reply
In one of his last interviews with Sway, Sway stated that Biggie admitted he took Pac's style. That closes that book. If you really look at Biggie, he was a snake. Like Pac said, how the hell are we supposed to believe that he, the boss of NY, doesnt know who put a hit on Pac? That's that 2 face Biggie there. Acting like Pac was the one egging up the beef, but when Snoop is in the radio, he gets on another radio to tell New Yorkers to go confront them. I usually don't wish death on people, but since Pac died, Biggie *had* to die. Makes things less biter to the fullest
1 reply
Back on topic tho, #1 on Amazon for Hip Hop so far!!! Rawse! On my way to Best Buy to scoop it for $7.99 You guys should check out his verse on Maybach Music III... the music takes a ridiculous turn (Justice L.e.a.g.u.e. customizes the music for each artist verse). You can't even call that a beat anymore, more like a movie score.
1 reply
RealTalk, Bulldog blog is about the only thing I immediately click on, on SOHH right now. It's on point 80% of the time, and the other 20, he still got a partial point lmao. Personally I do not find this ish too long either. Alot of 50 hate though. But you gotta agree that Fif' is the boss of all haters, so I'm totally cool with that.
1 reply
100% agree. But did she just call that man a sap? Women are hoes for real. She says the ex-guy was down to see her reach whatever height she sets. Sounds like a life partner. But that made her broke up with him. I thought females didn't play games passed a certain age? On a side note, that guy is from Africa. Proof that just cause he's black doesn't mean he is a nigga lol. Let alone a thug who's going to slap her around.
1 reply