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Man look, my point is that RAP MUSIC hands down, when anyone in the world thinks about it, they associate it with street, hardcore, non-mainstream, revolutionary music. I see your point with Run DMC & Beastie Boys, but at least these two, and the rest of your list for that matter, had some kind of "street" edge to 'em, meaning, they were from parts of the world where you knew that no doubt they had witnessed what it was like to grow up among the thugs (Queens, NY, LA, Compton whether or not they ever bodied anyone or sold crack. When they rapped they were speakin on a culture they knew about, and had witnessed. Drake is "soft" for the simple fact that he calls himself a rapper, but is blatantly nothin more than an R&B dude, he causes himself to stick out of the crowd, and not in a good way, hell stand him up next to any of the boys on the list you mentioned and he makes all of em look like the most dangerous thugs around. I know for a fact, TRUE fans of REAL hip hop do not, and will not ever accept this dude, nothin he says is believable - even his little emotional side, it all seems like he just puts his actin skill to use in music; bottom line, 95% of his popularity is a direct cause of Lil Wayne choosin him for his team.
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When you put it like that, I can see where you comin from, talkin strictly music-wise, I see what your sayin
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Man I see where you're comin from and theres alot of truth to what your sayin about people on the real tough guy shit bein dead or buried alive (Tupac & Biggie) - I wasnt tryin to glorify violence, but Im just stating a fact that, like it or not, right or wrong, rap has always been represented by hardcore dudes,(DMX, PAC)I was just pointin that out to answer the question as to why people call Drake soft, I was sayin its because this is the type of environment he chose to be in bein as he is, soft. But man I cant say I agree with you insinuating that Drake "stays true to himself." He does try to be hard in some of his songs, hyped up by the fact that he's with Wayne, referencing Waynes supposed gang affiliations in the song Ghonorrea...talkin bout breakin collar bones and shit, I agree that most of the rappers today are fake thugs, when I made that statement I had the real ones in mind.
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Yeah I feel ya on that, I used to be a bigger fan of Wayne durin "The Block is Hot" years, but like alot of artists, he kinda went in another direction with his style/music and I aint feelin it no more...besides the fact of his choice of fashion lately, his rappin has become too predictable, how many damn times can you talk about "fuckin the world and not cummin yet" or bein fly for so long u fell asleep on the plane", or "bein the shit, asshole niggas, call us diarrhea" that shit was witty at first, now it just sounds stupid, me personally, i think he's on that purple shit too much no joke, u know when someone becomes an addict, their job and shit starts to fall apart, i think he's losin his skills. When he used to rap he had a good flow, now its all these fuckin metaphors that sound like shit people would think of when theyre high..and damn, after seein him try to freestyle on Tim Westwood (peep that shit on youtube) the most awkward shit I've ever seen, you could tell he was too high to function...I really hope he can get it together to put some quality music out again
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Haha I agree man, that sums Drake up: Fake as hell. It really surprises me when I hear rappers I respect talkin him up and sayin how talented he is, I believe they say these things knowing damn well they dont feel that way, I'm thinkin cuz Drake seems to be the "it" boy right now they feel they gotta jump on too...props to little Kim for callin it though and sayin he "straight pussy" and that "he aint built for this shit" couldn't have said it better...
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The fact that Drake sings/raps about his feeling isn't what makes him soft, your right thats basically what recording artist do in one way or another is express their feelings thru music - the reason Drake is called soft is because of the game he chose to be a part of..the Rap game is known for aggressiveness, rawness, realness, hardcore shit. That is the majority of rap music, that is how rap became a force, becoming gangsta rap, cant take that away. Everything about this clown Drake screams soft, I know anyone would have jumped at the chance to sign with Wayne, but we all know damn well if he had no affiliation with Wayne/young Money the majority wouldnt give a shit about his music...he raps soft, his lyrics are soft, you know he's not street(doesnt matter if he claims to be or not, thats still gonna be a strike against him) not all rappers have to be thugs, Kanye is alot on the soft side but his music for the most part is good, and he sets trends with his sound, Drake cant flow for shit, his singin is ok at best, the dude just isnt likable period. Then what makes him sound more pathetic is that he tries to be hard sometimes by sayin shit like "I will break your fuckin collarbone" or 'gonna make someone around me catch a body" dude just sounds silly! And seems like everyone of his verses he has to big up Wayne, its like we get it fool, you and Wayne are cool, get off his dick...
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Man, like anyone that makes any kind of name in the industry, it was open season for criticism when she made her first song...you put music out and the fans have a right to criticize what you call art...as for her dissing Rick Ross without a reason, what rappers now have to have a reason before they diss someone?? Man you hear the same bullshit everday, some rapper throwin some subliminal diss at someone without namin their name (50 did it to Wayne; JayZ did it to Baby, Wayne did it to JayZ) then when they're asked about it they use that same lame-ass excuse that is startin to become a trend - "Rap is a competitive game, thats why I threw them shots, but I aint got a problem with them"- so what if Kreayshawn said the freestyle line "faker than Rick Ross" shit at least she directly dissed him and not subliminally, shes a rapper, she's freestylin, rap's a competitive game, so she threw a shot his way...what the fuck you want fans to do, cry for Ricky, feel sorry for him, fuck that! Thats the rap game, she aint the first to diss him and wont be the last, what do you expect when you used to be a C.O. and then try to get in the rap game and talk about coke deals, and movin weight, you know you're askin for it doin that shit. But I think Rick Ross is dope, as far as Kreayshawn, I aint got no beef with her, i think her single aint bad, shit for her only puttin out one song, she sure has got these type of sites like the one we're on now buzzin, Wayne even rapped on her beat, and I'm sure she'll be droppin an album soon and people are gonna cop it, whether or not you or anyone else thinks she's the shittiest rapper, she aint gonna dissapear cuz she does have fans, man if thinkin a rapper sucks was enough to make their music dissapear, Drake would have been gone a long time ago
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Yeah I definitely agree that Kreayshawn isnt tryin to mock the culture, to me I think alot of people who criticize her are being hypocritical and partial in their opinions on rappers. I'm not defending Kreayshawn's street rep and sayin I believe she's some kind of thug, I'm just tryin to prove a point that alot of people will talk about how fake she is, as if they really consider a rapper's realness before supporting them, they'll talk down on her, then turn around and talk up Rick Ross & Lil Wayne..I'm a fan of both of their music, but if you were gonna ask how real are they, Rick Ross claims to be a big coke dealer and Wayne claims to be a Blood, both talkin alot of shit that aint true, yet people still cosign em..the same people who will diss Kreayshawn for supposedly doin the same - and yeah I think alot would agree that the female mc's have it the hardest to be accepted, I think that is true too.
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First of all, I don't have to look shit up about 3-6 Mafia, and I DO know about 3-6 because I grew up listening to all their music. I never said I wasnt a fan, the point I was trying to make was that every artist has some type of swag, persona, image, that they market, whether they try to live up to it or not, the point is everone has an image, and I just dont agree with someone calling it a gimmick just because they dont dig their style...I'm more than sure ms Gangsta Boo has did some dirt in her time, and I know it really does go down in the M-Town, but that aint got shit to do with what I was sayin. Like I said, Gangsta Boo never once addressed Kreayshawn's rappin/music; she just said she didnt like her appearance, I think thats lame - who knows what Kreayshawn has done, she's from Oakland, and that area is known for it too..jus sayin man, not tryin to deny Gangsta Boo's street cred, just makin a point about the specific comments she made. I'm not tryin to get anyone hyped up, we all just givin our opinions here...
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I see where you're tryin to go with this, but in my opinion, The Beastie Boys are the worst possible example to prove that point. I believe they are the perfect example of hip hop/black culture being made a mockery out of..I know that to some, this may seem like I'm trampling holy ground 'cause they seem to be so well respected but come on, first off, they started as a punk rock band that only fully switched to hip hop because a song they experiemented with got some buzz. They became rappers because they realized hip hop was becoming the "it" thing and it would bring them more success than punk rock. Sure RUN DMC cosigned them, but thats no different than Drake cosigning Kreayshawn. Not that I'm comparing Run DMC's overall status to Drake, I'm just sayin that Drake (even though I'm not a fan) is one of the top rap artists right now as far as buzz goes..Sure the Beastie Boys didnt call each other nigga (and btw Kreayshawn has gone on record sayin she doesnt use the word, her sister VNasty does)BUT they in fact did try to dress black, they copied the style with the Adidas track suits, sneakers, and the big gold chains - granted they did wear it in their own way..but thats exactly what Kreayshawn does, people accuse her of dressing black, but does she actually dress like any black female rapper, or black girl period..I dont think so, she goes over the top with her style, but to me its not a mockery, it just a style, kinda like Nicki Minaj...And to compare Beastie Boys rap skills to be much like Eminem's, man I don't know to many that would agree with that - just because the Beastie Boys have lasted a long time in the game doesnt make them any more "real" than other white rap acts that have a long lasting following, case in point: Insane Clown Posse; think about it; but for real this all always comes down to personal opinion..
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I see your point, you're right about those consious rappers..I should have said what "mainstream" recording artist doesnt fall into that category? I guess not all, just most, use some kind of a gimmick..(but even some underground, and former underground artists, like Odd Future and Technyne do the same) but my main issue with Gangsta Boo's comments that I'm tryin to understand is, What is the deciding factor that would make Kreayshawn real, or just 'tryin to be black'?? I mean she obviously isn't black, and she obviously is, in one way or another, tryin to look and act like she is because of the culture that she seems to have embraced...but like I said, so does Eminem. My beef is, Gangsta Boo never once mentioned Kreayshawn's rap skills, or lack thereof...she just aint feelin her because of her look...I aint sayin Kreayshawn is fire on the mic, I'm just sayin, as a fellow female rapper, Gangsta Boo should be fair, judge the rookie by her rappin', not her look, cuz if all the white hip hop artist were judged based on look alone, where would they measure up?
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Thats a good point, I think it does show a progress when alot of white people are embracing a black culture, but I also agree with MIRROR on people "mocking the culture." If a white man or woman is going to embrace the hip hop culture, above all, Respect it. Respect its origins..dont come in and try to change it, or make it something its not. Eminem is a perfect example of how to do it, in my opinion he stayed true to the essence of hip hop, didnt try to change it, and has become one of the best...to me its rappers like Lil Wayne, trying to be a Rock n Roll artist/Rap artist that hurt Hip Hop, that makes a mockery out of the culture to me...
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Oh and on a side note - it kinda shocks me to read a black woman using the word "wigger". Where I'm from, that was the word that all the racist rednecks in high school would call people who were white and who had black friends, or liked rap music...to me that word is pure ignorance because it can't be defined, theres no black and white area to it - so Kreayshawn is a wigger but Eminem isn't. Whats the difference between the two? Of course when it comes to rap talent, theres no contest, but when you consider they're both white, and they've both embraced the black and hip hop culture, how can one be a wigger and not the other. In my opinion, 99% of all white (or Hispanic) people that have embraced the hip hop culture, slang, dress, etc cant claim that they've always been like that...the hip hop culture is something you embrace, and become, actually, the more I think about it, even if your black its the same way, no one that dresses ghetto, or talks that way is "tryin" to be anything, I think they are just embracing a culture that has grown in popularity beyond comprehension, and that, hopefully, they do it for the love of hip hop, period.
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First of all, we all know everyone is entitled to their own opinion and has the right to speak it, but seriously? Gansgta Boo is calling Kreayshawn a gimmick?? DEFINITION OF GIMMICK:(An innovative stratagem or scheme employed especially to promote a project) Can we honestly say that, Gangsta Boo dont fall in the same category? You spent years as a part of a group who used satanic themes as a part of their pitch to sell records, then you change your name from "Gangsta Boo" to "Lady Boo" because you found God (not knockin that, just provin a point)...as a matter of fact, what Recording Artist period doesnt fall into that category?! Rapper or not, thats a part of the music industry, coming up with a persona, style, image, (gimmick), whatever you wanna call it so that you can have an identity and an angle to sell your music. 2 perfect examples are Lady Gaga & Rick Ross..you think Lady Gaga acts and dresses like an alien when shes at home, and do you really think Rick Ross is "sellin dope off the Iphone" in between his shows??! Come on. I can understand why some don't like Kreayshawn, she just aint gonna be everyone's taste ya know...but I think people start to get a big head thinkin like "so and so aint real unless I meet 'em in person and feel that they are" ...
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Whether or not Justin Bieber writes his own rhymes is irrelevant. It was right that he wasnt a part of the BET Cyphers..because HE'S NOT A RAPPER!! Much respect to him as a Pop Artist, he's definitely earned his stripes there, but just because Luda says that he "loves hip hop" doesnt mean that he is worthy to stand among real rappers and participate in a privilege like the BET cyphers...I'm sure theres alot of white boys his age that love hip hop, and have some type of "hobby flow"...but they cant be accepted into the hip hop world because of that. Bieber is cosigned and worked with by Luda and other rappers because of his mainstream popularity that might benefit them..they sell out rap for a quick dollar, and to boost their fading popularity. Nothing against Justin Bieber or Luda, except for this particular issue...call it like it is, and stand up for Hip Hop...
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No one can take away the fact that Wayne was a good rapper at one point, alot of his music was really good. Lately, his music is nothin but lame metaphors and repetition. His fashion sense is the least of hip hop's problem. And 50cent is a part of the problem too - The problem is - A LACK OF GOOD RAP MUSIC! PERIOD. 50cent is always too busy dissin other rappers and complaining to put out any music worth shit. He should just start a Perez Hilton type blog and dig up dirt on every other rapper, that seems to be all he makes news for lately. And I don't see how anybody else doesnt see the stupidity in his last statement - "I don't have a problem with Weezy." How you gonna say that after writing a whole verse specifically directed at him, then punk out and say it wasnt a diss to him personally because you didnt put his actual name in it??
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