Seriously, this Ice-T/Soulja Boy sh*t is ridiculous. Why old heads go out of their way to hate or put a n*gga name in they mouth. I'm not a huge Soulja Boy fan but I can respect the fact that this little dude hustled his a.ss off making the music he wanted to make on whatever equipment he could find and made something out of himself.
Dudes hate on people like that, or hate on the South and talk about sh*t is k!lling hip hop. They act like these acts were manufactured by labels and force fed to the masses......ummmm No!
The majority of these artists were on their grind making what they wanted to make, saying what they wanted to say and people just responded. These artists went to the club their damn selves, sold albums their damn selves, and marketed their music their damn selves. Sometimes even shoot a video their damn selves. They usually get their song popping the club and its radio that usually has to jump on it, or ask the artist to record a clean version because thats what people are requesting and want to hear. Its only after all this that the record companies come calling because they see the chance to cash in on someone who already has an established base.
The record company just throw a little pocket change into a professional video and some marketing.
If anything artists like Soulja Boy deserve more credit for making it big, because lord knows the record companies aren't sending out A&R's or scouting/grooming talent like they used to. n*ggaz can't just cut a demo and get signed anymore like they did in the "Golden Age".
Can't they realize they hating on the younger dudes just like the older dudes where hating on them? When gangsta rap first came out all those Cool Herc, Grandmaster Caz, Furious Five, KRS-ONE n*ggaz were like "WTF is this sh*t!" "This ain't HIP-HOP!" "Hip-hop is supposed to be fun/lyrical/knowledgeable/positive."
What happened back then? n*ggaz told they old a.ss to shut the fu*k up and stop hating cuz thats not what the people were responding to or wanted to hear on a regular basis anymore. Problem is now that sh*t is happening to them and a lot of them seem to be catching feelings.
If you wanna be relevant again, get your a.ss out there and grind and see what you need to do to get people to respond to your music again. n*ggaz have gone on to get their money and lost touch with the current generation then want to get mad when they put an album out and no one buys that sh*t.
n*ggaz think just cuz they were a beast back in the day that they should sell automatically, and hate when something they don't like is selling.
No one is telling you that you have to like Soulja Boy or the South, but if someone asks your opinion just be like, "I don't fu*k with that sh*t." and keep it moving, but n*ggaz wanna get all bi*ch like and start ranting and raving and start looking for attention.
How the fu*k is it Soulja boy's fault that people want to hear fun dance songs right now instead of hearing cop k!ller? Theres a reason Jae Millz/Uncle Murda type rappers can't make it big, there's a reason Kanye outsold 50, theres a reason Lil Wayne just sold a million his first week. Times and tastes are changing. Joe Budden is a fu*kin amazing rapper, but I ain't trying to listen to 15 tracks of straight depression, cheer the fu*k up n*gga. I would rather listen to that nonsensical a.ss Lil Wayne with beats that make me nod my head and lyrics that make me laugh and say, "WTF is this stupid a.ss n*gga talkin bout?" Its nice to hear someone like Grahf rip a track here and there or hear some good punchlines, but I don't see myself spending money on "I'll put the tool in your mouth and cut your face off n*gga! It either up in Rikers with the lifers or in the gutter with the base heads n*gga!"
If anything sh*t is just coming full circle back to that fun/party/materialism type hip-hop and that gangsta/lyrical/conscious sh*t will probably eventually come back around again. Your old a.ss just won't be around to cash in on it anymore just like all the DJ Herc and Grandmaster n*ggaz of days past are too old to jump in on this fun sh*t now.
I just don't see why n*ggaz make it their business to hate on someone else. I look at my 11 year old brother watching Nickelodean/Cartoon Network now and think it sucks........but I don't be all in this n*gga business like, "YO fu*k DRAKE AND JOSH! bi*ch a.ss HOMO n*ggaZ! WHAT THE fu*k IS A BEN 10! DORA THE EXPLORER NEED TO EAT A d*ck! YOU NEED TO BE WATCHIN CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL! GHOSTBUSTERS WAS THAT GANGSTA sh*t, WASN'T NOBODY fu*kIN WITH NINJA TURTLES n*gga!"
So Ice-T and whoever the else.......please stop before the transformation to an old hatin a.ss n*gga is complete and you still have some respect for yourself. Just keep it moving and enjoy your time and all the money you made that allowed you to get married to that big t*ttied white woman.
You admit that Solja Boy can't rap........right? Ive never heard anyone say soulja boy can rap.
People like his beats and his dance....but everyone know Soulja Boy can't rap. How is it hating if you pointing out the obvious. It would be hating if Souljsa boy could actually rap but dude can't rap, and don't know sh*t about rap.
This is about good rappers and wack rappers....and soulja boy is a wack rapper, thats a fact.
Soulja boy know he can't rap and says himself that he just trying to make some money. If that aint the problem with hip hop, then I dont know what is.