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T.I. Compares Current Generation Of Hip Hop To Random Amateurs Being Invited To Join NBA


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 3 months ago '20        #145
Carl 
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TI is a legend knows that hip hop is dead
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 3 months ago '18        #144
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"T.I. has made an interesting observation about today’s Hip Hop landscape acknowledging both the amount of talent and how overcrowded the space has become.

Tip shared his observation during an appearance on Shaquille O’Neal’s podcast, The Big Podcast with Shaq, which dropped on Wednesday (February 28).

“This generation reminds me of every other generation,” he began. “You got some people who are exceptionally dope, and some people who are just alright. You know what I mean?”

He continued: “But it’s a lot more of it to choose from now. I feel that, actually, what they’ve done with music is equivalent to if they were to open up the doors of the arena and say, ‘anybody think you can play basketball? Come on out the stands out here to the floor. Here go you a jersey, man. Get in the game.'”


Elsewhere in the same interview, T.I. revealed that while he appreciated his colleagues — like Nelly and Usher — who were part-owners of basketball teams, he couldn’t see himself investing in a team himself.

“So many of my contemporaries — like Nelly, you know, he got a piece of Charlotte — and Usher’s got a piece of Cleveland,” he began around the 29-minute mark. “You know, people be asking me, ‘would I ever do it?’ And I don’t think I would, you know? Because I just can’t see me taking so much of my money, investing it in something, and I can’t do what the fu#k I wanna do.”

He continued: “I just can’t imagine that. I’m gonna put my money into something where I can dictate, and I can determine, the way it’s gonna go.”

He also revealed that he and DMX were planning to collaborate before the legendary rapper’s untimely death.

“X came to my house like two weeks before he died. We were planning to work together,” he said. “He came to the studio and I was recording something else. I think by the time I had finished he had to run to another engagement.”

The Grand Hustle general continued: “And then one time he said he wanted to go to the studio but I was at the house with the kids and I couldn’t get out, so he said, ‘I’ma just pull up on you, man.’”

“He came by and we just sat up all night ’til four, five in the morning, talking loud in the kitchen. I was having margaritas, I think he might have had a beer. Smoking and chilling, just talking like we known each other forever. That was the first time we had ever really [met].”

He added: “We were talking about kids and he left town that day and I left town, I was taking my kids to Orlando. And we was on the phone planning to meet back up and work again. I think maybe two, three days later, he had passed.”

 https://hiphopdx.com/news .. -i-hip-hop-nba
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 3 months ago '15        #143
Tobinmont  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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Facts. fu#k em
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 3 months ago '15        #142
mrwoodside 
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Shaq did both… so he would know…
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 3 months ago '08        #141
daluckychild  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I disagree slightly. In the NBA, what you see will always be the most talented people available to do the job.

In music, Pitt Bull said it best, the industry is 10% talent, 90% business. We know there are better artists and music out there. It's just not promoted and the industry makes more money off these sub par musicians than they would with others. Then there is the prison profiteering connection but that's another story
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 3 months ago '17        #140
ThatNigg22  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Hip Hop died in 2014

It's last hope for survival was Kendrick and Cole but they let a Canadian child star dominate the game while they whined about how hard it is to be rich and famous and waited years to drop between projects

Drake (among others) being as fraudulent as he is made the next generation give up hope in traditional rules. Now we got a bunch of drugged out kids with guns and colorful hair who don't respect anything and revel in self destruction.
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 3 months ago '20        #139
gogosunday  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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Well I do think he’s tripping wanting to run it because sports franchises are proven to have amazing returns.

But he does support real rappers or the new generation members who are dope so salute to tip



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 3 months ago '18        #138
VIMAN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Carl said 🔗
TI is a legend knows that hip hop is dead
It's crazy nas brought this to light so long ago but sh1t I'd take that then today's rap anyday
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 3 months ago '22        #137
lovetalkgames 
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He’s right.

It’s really like they go to Sesame Street and grab a random background character and sign them to a rap deal.
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 3 months ago '20        #136
Blafy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x18
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There are way to many entertainers in media today because it’s easier to get into and be HOT. But can they stay that way and make / do another entertaining thing again and again. Many cannot and fall down into the hole again, while another 100 are climbing and falling too.
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 3 months ago '07        #135
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x91
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people really don't know how hard it was 30 years ago to just record a song or get a demo together, even if you had ski1ls, bars and songs
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 3 months ago '23        #134
LoveEveryone 
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 VIMAN said 🔗
It's crazy nas brought this to light so long ago but sh1t I'd take that then today's rap anyday
And yet Nas's corny a$s said he didn't know why he said it on Drink Champs. If you listen to Nas speak you realize he does a lot of caping. Dissed Doja Cat on Ultra Black(We going ultra black, the opposite of Doja Cat) then said it wasn't a diss, it just rhymed
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Gwyneth Paltrow can say n1gga and she the homie
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 3 months ago '20        #133
Carl 
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 VIMAN said 🔗
It's crazy nas brought this to light so long ago but sh1t I'd take that then today's rap anyday
Nas meant something else in 06. He meant pure art form like in 90’s faded away. Hip Hop was still doing his thing back then.
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 3 months ago '22        #132
lovetalkgames 
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 Gravity said 🔗
Why were people in the late 90’s early 2000’s stealing music?


You thieves do the most bi#ching
What are you even talking about
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 3 months ago '18        #131
Infamous1 
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i aint trying to hear TI's argument cuz in the 90's there should of been a lot of rappers just in the Bay that were bigger then they were. The powers that be made sure it didnt happen
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Top 10 most propped recently  3 months ago '14        #130
reelife  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x178
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Well you can't really plant an NBA player
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 3 months ago '18        #129
Sandyy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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T.I a hypocrite him along what Jeezy and them other Atlanta rappers were crying when Nas said it died

talmbout, "sh1t aint died it just moved to the south" but now cause older southern dudes getting outsold by the gen z southern acts (who do mostly suck) it's dead it's amateur hour
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last time I checked for every andre 3000 it was always a hunnid Soulja boys and hurricane chris's running around


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 3 months ago '15        #128
ChoAssUp  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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The first name that comes to my mind that fits what Tip is saying perfectly is 21 Savage. My God is that dude horrible. Every time I hear that monotone, remedial, short bus, football helmet a$s sh1t I wanna rip my ears off.
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 3 months ago '16        #127
BxCastro 
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This was accurate as fu#k.
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 3 months ago '06        #126
servesurite  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Blafy said 🔗
There are way to many entertainers in media today because it’s easier to get into and be HOT. But can they stay that way and make / do another entertaining thing again and again. Many cannot and fall down into the hole again, while another 100 are climbing and falling too.
its hard keeping up with rap these days
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 3 months ago '16        #125
ChefCurry  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 SmokinBigDope said 🔗
Meanwhile this dude was given movie deals etc right out the gate. But swear he made it from the trenches. Nobody believes you Clifford .
No he wasn't. ATL released in what, 06?

TIP's 1st deal from around '01 fell thru then got with Atlantic around '03.


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 3 months ago '17        #124
tu calmas  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Everybody who made it is gonna say that their process was the best. I wasnt seein this love for a&rs and gatekeepers during the mixtape/backpack era. For every ti theres a 100 bobby rays.
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 3 months ago '17        #123
TheFreakyRobber  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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This is why Nastradamus is the Goat rapper alive, I still got Pac #1, but Nas predicted this sh1t.

Hip Hop been dead and they knew it but rappers wanted to save face to stay relevant.

Nobody really listen to this new rap sh1t like that no more with exceptions, mfers just wanna fit in or not look like they old.




Salute to TIP for keeping it 100
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 3 months ago '17        #122
sweetermanz 
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 Gravity said 🔗
Almost like those Progressive commercials of people turning into their parent.

Just one of those things in which you have to be one of those type of people
to understand their perspective as to why they do how to they do with music they do not listen to in the first place.
True that. I’m in my 30s, I embrace my age but at the same time I just don’t wanna be a hater, I like keeping up with tech, music and fashion appropriate for my age. I got n1ggas younger than me gettin grumpy and lame. It’s like ok old man.. we got like 60 years to go in this bi#ch god willing, don’t turn into a miserable person now lol. Bugged out.

n1ggas whole life be go to work and go home til they die now at age 28 - couldn’t be me!
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 3 months ago '17        #121
sweetermanz 
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 Aquas said 🔗
Hip hop died when the Polo Gs, Juice Words and x#xs came along.
x#x and Juiceworld were very talented. You don’t know what you’re talking about. They rapped and sang.

XXX was out here rapping over boom bap and made it a bop
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