Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Joe Budden, please stop reading blogs!

Up-and-coming rappers have used diss tracks and instigated unnecessary beef ever since "The Bridge is Over" - it's fundamental to the game. Traditionally a lesser known cat takes on an MC with a higher profile, and the fame gets shared around as they air it out back n forth.

Ransom & Joe Budden? Meh. Budden had the dope debut, the drawn-out struggle with his label, the mixtapes. Ransom is best known to me as the co-writer of "Guns 4 Sale" which 50 may or may not have paid him to use. Ransom had been, at one time, Budden's protege/weed carrier, and I can see why that would be frustratin, since Budden ain't gone anywhere in four years his damn self.

So Joe Budden's new mixtape apparently features Ransom on a track with Hitchcock. Ransom & Hitchcock were partners in a group called the A-Team, but split up on bad terms, and I guess Budden thought it'd be fun to reunite them on wax, without bothering to tell Ransom first. So they traded some weak diss tracks back n forth in the past few weeks. So?

So listen to Budden's intro on his second joint. Yeah. So what if Budden can't move 10k worth of them tapes? He got the internet goin nuts! "I don't understand when n*ggaz say shit like 'you got mad fans on the internet'...them n*ggaz count!" No they don't, Joe. Internet stans don't come out the pocket. Are you really trying to claim more status than Ransom, based on pro-Budden comments on xxlmag.com? Budden ya better than this! Please stop beefin with these insignificant clowns. Shred the Big Homie like they all say you want to. Don't get caught up with this internet...
Wait, did i just hear "Google it n*gga"????
Rappers should not be allowed to nerd out on the blogs. Don't be the Dane Cook of hip-hop, Budden. I don't care how many friends you have on MySpace. And I'm not gon google it.
Get a deal with someone other than Koch. Then talk your shit.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Get Up And....Just....Put The Phone Down!

What it is:

The main focus of this site is hip-hop - news, truths, reviews, boos, mess talkin, rumor spreading, true spit. Random info you don't see elsewhere, and my reactions to the Big Stories bein kicked around on XXL, AHH, OkayPlayer, and other big dogs in the game. Media coverage and music in general get the Weird News/411 Reaction treatment as well.

But on slow news days (like today -Tip free on bail and Nas to use N-Word, yawn), I may ramble a bit. I wanna share this knowledge, every last drop of it. There's a need out there, a need for information. And remember the blog's title?

411 is a joke in most towns.

I was born in 1982. I grew up without broadband internet and before cell phones gave everyone an unlisted private number. If you wanted to call someone, and you didn't have their number, three touchtones on the curly cord phone were all you needed to get those digits. Sure, you could always go find that morbidly obese brick of a phonebook shoved in some desolate basement corner, but we gave 411 our love most of the time.
And yet it sucked! Asking you to spell even the easiest of street names, often giving the wrong information altogether (and goood luck gettin that money back), smarmy backtalk, bitchy operator drama....the system did not serve the people. Thank god the internet stepped its game up. No longer am I at the mercy of some headset hater with a head cold unable to spell Devon Avenue.
411 is ajoke, but this site is some realness. Let the 411 of flow commence.
Next up: Joe Budden and the insta-blog beef with Ransom. Should rappers ever read blogs? (Answer: Hell naw!) See why. Next!