yeah, you've pretty much nailed it (love the all-blue pic lol)
Originally Posted by Chimney Portions
"Musicians" these days have such carefully crafted personas... with very little substance underneath. If you are a rapper, you have to be a gangster (or a skinny-jean wearing skateboarder) and weave these stories for people to latch on to. I'm assuming BenBas is a middle-aged white woman, so she gets a thrill out of these romanticized "gangster" tales.. but if you step back, you'll see every cookie-cutter rapper has the same contrived back story of drugs and violence ... compounded by the fact The Game hasn't been relevant in hip-hop in about 6 years. Go to one of his shows, and 80% of the crowd is probably made up of young impressionable Lucas Dell'Abate's.
Wow, what a shock that he interviewed someone he's already interviewed before.
Originally Posted by BenBas
I very much appreciate that you highlight certain words through the use of capital letters. Without that I wouldn't know which words were important and which ones were just filler. Again, thank you.
Originally Posted by JaredWD
I grew up in a mixed working class/middle class neighborhood in Long Island. Nice place, no major crime or anything. There was this black family that lived two houses down from me...real cool people. The dad owned a plumbing business and the mom was a nurse. The middle son was my age and I went to school with him. We weren't close friends, but we'd smoke pot together or my older brother would give us a ride to school before we were old enough to drive.
I saw him right before I left NY when I was 19. This was less than two years since I saw him last. He and his cousin (another working class family kid from the burbs) were now rappers, "hustling mix tapes." They were now claiming that they "slang rock" and were always "strapped" because "the streets is hard." They completely invented these hardcore thug personas and were trying to get recognized by record companies.
I don't think they ever found the success that they were looking for (I never heard about 'em after I moved,) but it made me question EVERY act I saw after that. I can't wait until we see a murder charge where one fake rapper paid a buddy to shoot him in the leg and accidentally gets hit in the femoral artery and bleeds to death. Oopsie. :jj
Next time you come heavy.
"So in a schhhhens"
Howard loves to say that and he has so much trouble saying it. It's almost as bad as when he says "shessy." I used to think the lisp was a bit but now it's just his normal way of speaking.
I guess stupid people need something to listen to, also.
Dreams was a good song.. back in like 2004.
And thats only because Dr.Dre mixed it.