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01.28.05 12:21 PM

is it a new day in rap music?

"yeah I used dude voice props to the boy sean/ he made it a hot line I made a hot song" - Cassidy, "I'm A Hustler"

These under 25 rappers are starting to trip me out. One claims he's the king of the south - a title held by Scarface like forever. Another takes a jay hook uses it, then tries to dis him on said song while biting a line jay used to dis nas with. The king of the south dude also samples jay on "Bring Em Out," which makes jay become this somewhat classic hip hop figger (yeah i said figger).

And this cassidy kid goes on to spit - "C-A-double S-I-D-Ycause I became the best when B-I-G died/ the kid do it big like P-U-N cuse/ I'm nice P-A-C with the P-E-N"

Then you got this otha' gamey son out in the West Coast talking 'bout "And i dont do button up shirts or drive Maybachs/ All u old record labels tryin to advance/ Aftermath bitch take it like a mutha fuckin man," on this west side story. And then, "I did a song with Mary Blige, my niggas/ Got a hook from faith/ No verse from Jay/ I guess on westside story/ He thought i spit in his face/ I told Ed Lover and Monie Luv/ I was talkin to Ja/ With that maybach line/ It was payback time." And on top of that this game one - he's still at it illmatic, you heard.

Aight, so at least he doesn't take shots at hip-hop's most recent legends.

It's a new day in rap music for sure. I suppose it's time for all the old heads to move out the way, 'cuz these cats are definitely trynna' take over - and they'll stop at nothing. And since they're all popping out real big after 50 - though a few of them have been in the game earlier - they've learned a few lessons from him.

1. Dis the hottest nikkas and it'll advance your career.

2. Also do as many raps as you can that contain similar flows as Jay-Z, Eminem, 'Pac, or BIG.

3. Sound hard and thuggish, even if you ain't a real gangsta' - just tell stories that people will believe.

4. Get shot or stabbed, or shoot or stab someone.

5. Get the hottest beats from the hottest producers, and make sure you have a hook that the entire world can sing (even if they don't want to, but it'll sound so much like Barney's "I Love You" that they'll have to).

I'm not knocking kids. I see 'em coming up. But they got a lot of bullish confidence - on one side that's a good thing - a real good thing, but on the other side of the coin, it's like "smack" "sit down nikka" "learn yo' ass some lessons first".

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