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Rick Ross Is responsible for Saving Hip Hop?? (Just A Theory)
October 12, 2010


Before you guys Start in With the “What the Fuck you On?” and “Get the fuck out of here” Sentiments, Please allow me to explain this in Detail.
Rick Ross’s Music did not save Hip Hop nor did He Intentionally set out to save Hip Hop. Now, Not to say i dont enjoy his music..under the right circumstances, his music is actually enjoyable. I think He makes High Quality Gangsta Rap music. I can Appreciate the Over Hype and sensationalism in the content and the celebration of the Good life aquired through Hustling in the streets. It’s Great…But Again, this has nothing to do with why i think he saved HIP HOP, and i wont even begin to get into the Issues of Validity on whether he really lived that Life he boasts about.

When the Story broke about about William Roberts, Aka RICK ROSS being a prison guard, it wasn’t met with too much more than a “So the Drug Kingpin was a C.O?”. It wasn’t until he Vehmently denied the allegations and it was Later verified he was, that he was lambasted by every one under the sun, but too his credit he weathered the storm.(even fighting off a round of hilarious 50 Cent attacks). He released highly entertaining Music and for the most part the public forgave whatever hip hop law he had broken because the music was that good….and at that point hip hop gained back what it once was known for…the audience only cared that the music was good. This was a core value that was non existent over the years. We in the hip hop community were too caught up in the street cred hype…the Stop Snitching movement…so caught up that we overlooked what made hip hop great in the first place…the music itself.

Most Rappers are creatures of habit. Most are young oppressed outcasts who want a way out of poverty and suffering, and a career in music provides that opportunity. So these young men follow trends and gimmicks in hip hop thinking it’s there way in ( or way out-depending on how you look at it) many have copied and mimmicked the over sensationalism to gain acceptance…some went as far as commiting actual crimes to justify there lyrical content. Getting “shot” became a badge of honor in justifying how “real” you really were. These rappers began forgetting the fact that the music was entertainment. Not reality.(peep SouthBound’s “That Ain’t Right” video feat. Greezo-great song giving example of what I’m talking about)

But after Ross won out his skeptics with downright good music…this changed. Most fans doubt many of the things Rick Ross raps about, yet the music was ENTERTAINING, so it became less about how real it was, and more about whether it was good music. This changed the landscape of hip hop because the young men who were so worried about “Street Cred” now realize it has no bearing on whether they’re successful. So the trend changed….

This opened the door for hip hop artists who were rooted in being just that…artists. Artist began getting noticed for just making ART. Drake was a mixed kid from the burbs’ who starred on a TV Show, but the music was GOOD..there was no denying that. So people overlooked his lack of “Street Cred” because it was no longer a credible reason to hate on an artist. It is now a state of real authenticity that is the norm….fans are supporting artists for shedding the Excess Over- hype and showing vulnerability. The new trend in hip hop…..being yourself.

This is what’s saving hip hop…because now the excess bullshit is being stripped away. The suburbs and the college crowd are supporting the cause again. Artists aren’t concerned with looking hard anymore….they wanna look Smart. They want to look and sound organic. They want to be respected for the music…not how expensive there chain is or how many guns they holding.

It’s almost 2011….and believe me, hip hop Is in the best place it’s been in years. Radio no longer dictates who’s hot (because let’s face it, not much hip hop is played on radio) and BET/ MTV don’t play videos. Hip Hop is an organic thing Again….where fans support it because it sounds good, not because someones “Real”…

Trust me..”keeping it Real” is played out.

Thank you Rick Ross

-Question

Why I Think NAS is the single most “IMPORTANT” MC in the GAME…
July 10, 2008

here is my opinion…take it for what it is worth to you…
After having nearly a week to DIGEST “UNTITTLED”, The new Cd from NAS, (and yes, i downloaded it…but i swear on my momma, im PURCHASING the RETAIL RELEASE NEXT TUESDAY)…
I think NAS is the most Important MC in the current hip hop stratosphere…NOTICE, i did not say the BEST or the DOPEST(though i could argue those points as well), i just feel there is NO ONE in the game tackling and approaching the type of social, spirtual, and revolutionary topics he is presenting thru MUSIC. I wish they would of let him keep his album tittle..because it speaks volume to what exactly he meant after hearing this album.

I Know i must come off as some crazed “STAN”…..but honestly, if thats what it is, then FUCK IT….because I AM INSPIRED TO MAKE BETTER MUSIC BECAUSE OF IT

This album is a true reflection of what hip hop once was about and what it should be about…..CREATIVE EXPRESSION OF THE OPPRESSED SOUL.

I love songs about “BITCHES”, and “CARS” and “SELLING DRUGS” just like the next man…and i feel their is a time and a place for these type of records….i dont think all HIP HOP should sound or feel like NAS. But just as much as there is time and place for those songs and artists…there definetely is a TIME AND PLACE FOR ARTISTS LIKE NAS….and that TIME is NOW…..and not all hip hop has to be socially responsible or have a message…..but i always felt like their should be the balanced response or other side of those emotions in music. I know NAS will not be here forever…and i what i hope and pray for, is that NOW, RIGHT NOW, thru his MUSIC, he will inspire the NEXT NAS for the next generation of HIP HOP…..cuz just as much as the dopeboys need jeezy, and the gangstas need game, and the hoes need Plies….the kids need NAS.

and oh yeah……..

 

THIS IS ANOTHER REASON NAS IS SO IMPORTANT TO HIP HOP (CLICK HERE TO READ)

BUSTA RHYMES “I GOT BASS”
July 6, 2008

 

I cant front…………im really feeling this shit. ..and my man BUSTA is so sadly underrated as an artist.

no one mentions him in they top 5, but when i think about it..dude really is that NICE

and no one..and i mean NO ONE…puts on a show like him and spliff….

so here it is…

No longer on the run………..Just Eatin’!!
July 2, 2008

Man, the Rap game is either been really Good To Noreaga……or its the most unhealthy career known to MAN…
NAS and busta hit it on the head, homie….
Fried Chicken….fried chicken!

and yes….THAT IS AN ICED OUT NEWPORT CIGARETTE BOX HANGIN OFF HIS CHAIN!!!!

UPDATE….
June 25, 2008

So…i played in PREIST HOLMES celebrity BASKETBALL GAME this weekend…and even being out of “GAME” SHAPE…i put up a respectable 10 points, and 4 rebounds….i also performed at the 210 customs summer bash at live oak civic centre, and then TORE DOWN the after party at club rio!!!
got up with JUICE,a phoenix, AZ’ MC signed to BLACK WALlSTREET………..cool cat…def. gonna get it in with him in the future and collab

as for, my next release everyone keeps asking about “XANAX 2: The Overdose” …it is coming…i know im taking my sweet ass time and keep pushing it back…BUT I feel the need to GO BIG with this here….
and shipes just keeps sending me more and more tracks for it…..CRAZY TRACKS….some of the illest production i have heard in years. so i am re-directing the feel of it….its almost like directing a FILM. YOU shoot the principle scenes…you edit it….then realize it needs a few extra scenes filmed…and maybe even a better put together climax and ending…you even re write some of the script…and change the camera angles a bit.

i want this to feel like you took the script to the movie “FOREST GUMP” and let Quentin Tarantino re-write it and re-cast it…..imagine JOHN TRAVOLTA as FORREST, and Ving Rhames as Benjamin “BUBBA” Blue…..and Samuel L JAckson playing LT.DAN…..okay…im trippin…but you get the point…..

im taking something that was already considered well put together (XANAX 1) and im re-creating it and adding more special effects…………….more feeling

Xanax 2 will be my CARTER 2…..my BLUEPRINT……
dont believe ME….youll see….i mean, HEAR

ICE T Calls SOULJA BOY
June 24, 2008

if you havent heard..ICE T is beefing with SOULJA BOY…in this new video, ICE T calls soulja boy up….
please watch the “CRANK DAT ICE T” at the end of the video!!!!

international players anthem!!! BUN B + ROOTS LIVE
June 19, 2008

dope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mando G!!! F.K.E + Intre=DOPE
June 18, 2008

The Homie Mando G killin it on four wheels…..check out the homie get down….
the track playing in the background is me and the lil homie INTRE out the glen…Urban REGIME represent!!!

NAS “IM ON”
June 17, 2008

 

 

this shit is crack!!!!

check it out

listen and download here

word is this GEM..is not on the album

WALE “mixtape about nothing” co-sign!!!!
June 13, 2008


download here

 

now, this here..is really good hip hop. plain and simple……