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tical2000
08-25-2009, 01:51 PM
I mostly just chuckled when I read the other day that one of the guys from the Smoking Section was concerned that the commercial failure of Slaughterhouse might discourage the TIs from releasing further albums by supergroups consisting of aging former major label tax write-offs. On my own site, I lamented the fact that weíll probably never get that group album by Pitbull, Lil Mama, Memphis Bleek, and Twista. No shots at Memphis Bleek. (God forbid.)

But then I got to thinking, I should probably clarify, in case the TIs really do decide to not invest any more money in quote-unquote real hip-hop. Letís get this straight: People who give a shit about Slaughterhouse are hardly an accurate representation of - for lack of a better term - the real hip-hop community, i.e. aging haters such as myself, who swear by Illmatic, Wu-Tang and what have you, and canít stand the garbage discussed on Cocaine Blunts and its ilk.

Iím not sure who these kids who jock Joe Budden are, but Iím thinking there must be some sort of generation gap. Iím more or less the same age as Budden himself, and these kids must be in their late teens and early 20s, and hence not old enough to know from good rap music. Back when the Wu was at the height of its powers, in the mid to late í90s, they were into the Teletubbies. I remember there was a controversy at the time that one of the Teletubbies was teh ghey, and it would cause an entirely generation of kids to become fruits. Iíd say whoever came up with that theory is owed an apology. When I was a kid, we still had manly cartoons, like He-Man, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And look at how well I turned out.

But I digress.

Anyway, I was on Twitter just now, cracking on Aaliyahís corpse (my bad, Dame), and I got to thinking about the fall of 2000. Up until that point, I was a pretty hardened Wu-Tang stan. Then I heard the W, and I was like, Man, these guys suck now. Then I went on with my life. I was still a teenager, but I was beyond the point where I needed to make excuses for shitty rap music. I just donít have it in my personality to be a very big ďfanĒ of anything other pr0nography. And thatís different, since my appreciation of pr0nography is naturally refreshed on a 12 hour cycle, even in my old age, whereas rap music is more of a youth phenomenon. Otherwise, I might have ended up one of the guys who still walk around in tattered Wu-Wear gear well into their 30s, like my cousin who lives around my corner from me. And Iím thinking, if I was a few years, maybe I would have gotten really into Joe Budden. There might also be a regional element to this. eskay is really into Joe Budden, and heís got several years on me. Dallas Penn is even older.

However these people came to be convinced that Slaughterhouse is a good idea, the thing to keep in mind is that there arenít very many of them. Hip-hop heads on the Internets arenít obsessed with Slaughterhouse - just a few random idiots. The real reason Slaughterhouse the album only sold 18,000 copies is because Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, and Royce the 5′9 combined only have about 18,000 fans. The dead giveaway was the fact that Joe Budden put out an album of his own the same day, and it didnít even sell enough copies to crack the Billboard top 200, in an age when you can sell in the tens of thousands and have a number one album. Iím pretty sure even I could crack the top 200. Then again, Iím the 29th best blogger evar. Joe Budden didnít quite make the list of the top 50 rappers.


From: http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=55656

The Prime Sithesizah
08-25-2009, 02:20 PM
Its sad..

People keep knocking Slaughterhouse off of the Budden/Rae situation..
As much as I dislike Soulja Boy for making FL look like a joke, I respect him because at LEAST he generated money for that company by making hits with it and giving people HOPE that they can go somewhere with it musically smh

Slaughterhouse this.. Slaughterhouse that..
NOT MANY ALBUMS IN THE LAST 5 YEARS TOUCHING "ESCAPE ROUTE"

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-25-2009, 02:23 PM
Its sad..

People keep knocking Slaughterhouse off of the Budden/Rae situation..


YES THEY PROBABLY DO, that because that whole situation exposed them faggots for what they really are to people!!

It woke people up to how fucking wack they actually are, past all the stupid blog hype theyve paid for.

main_man
08-25-2009, 04:42 PM
ok, the slaughterhouse cats are all dope mcs who got industry fucked for whatever reasons. and before you talk shit on that fact, another group that maintained started by getting industry fucked, too.
prince rakeem and the genius were both on labels that didnt want them to make the music they wanted to make. only back then, they would release something from you, then drop you. now? they just hold you on the roster and never let nothing come out.(joell, m.o.p. on g-unit and so forth). i think we all know what rakeem and the genius did once they left their asshole labels.

im not saying that slaughterhouse will be around for a while, cause i dont know.and im not saying that they are as dope as wu, cause i dont think they are. i personally hope they stick around for a while. their album is tight, for real. and royce has been dope since he came out. its really kinda disheartening that people are dissing these cats for NO GOOD REASON when really, they are dope real hip hop. even though buddens cant shut his big fucking mouth. lol



and rap music/ hip hop is for all age brackets if you really respect the music and the culture. its not a "youth phenomenon", its a culture that has been around damn near 40 years.but, thats what separates the real from the fake, also.

standout
08-25-2009, 11:42 PM
Slaughterhouse this.. Slaughterhouse that..
NOT MANY ALBUMS IN THE LAST 5 YEARS TOUCHING "ESCAPE ROUTE"

cosign...escape route is unbelivable.

i cant stop listening to it...Anti, Good Enough and Clothes on a Mannequin are just...im speachless.



but its a tical2000 thread. it holds no weight in a real hiphop discussion.



It woke people up to how fucking wack they actually are, past all the stupid blog hype theyve paid for.

it woke who up? you and tical2000?

no one outside this board thinks anyone in slaughterhouse is wack. you know apsolutly NOTHING about lyrics and hiphop if you think they are wack..


but dont listen to me.


Listen to Vakill...go ask him
Listen to Copywrite...go ask him
Listen to Talib Kweli..
Listen to DJ Premier..
Listen to Nas...who recently said one of the only artists he likes out is Royce
Listen to Ras Kass

you want me to keep going?

go read what they said about slaughterhouse. and if you think they are wack, and that they dont know shit...

then my advice is find a cord and hang your self from the tallest tree in the forest.

RAW-TASTE
08-25-2009, 11:52 PM
Slaughterhouse this.. Slaughterhouse that..
NOT MANY ALBUMS IN THE LAST 5 YEARS TOUCHING "ESCAPE ROUTE"
cosign...escape route is unbelivable.

i cant stop listening to it...Anti, Good Enough and Clothes on a Mannequin are just...im speachless.



but its a tical2000 thread. it holds no weight in a real hiphop discussion.

lolololol. i laughed

GhettoGnom
08-26-2009, 10:18 AM
Meh, guy who wrote this just came of as an elitist prick, didn't read the whole thing though.

Longbongcilvaringz
08-26-2009, 11:18 AM
Byron always drops knowledge.

I used to think he was a cunt.

I still think he is, but it's not a bad thing.

You should see his list of best hip hop albums of the last decade.

His shit talking is usually jocular, and gets taken too seriously.

5hundred&one
08-26-2009, 11:45 AM
oh shit he's gonna get smacked for sayin that shit!

wait nvm, forgot this is slaughterhouse we're talking.

DR. NICK RIVIERA
08-26-2009, 11:58 AM
hahha I know that feeling, when he mentioned The W, but I guess I like some of the tracks that are there [me being a wannabe rapper, I'm still blown away by Ghost, especially on Gravel Pit. Immaculate verse.]

angry!
08-26-2009, 12:18 PM
yo for real why you got such a hard on for these niggas? fuck byron crawford dude is a blob of misery id punch him right in the temple and whisper good night as he slips into brain damage!!!!

escape route on of the best rap albums in the past 5 years!?!? yeah, you probably have cassidy's im a hustla as album of the decade you wack nigga!!! i understand a niche artist, but when u sell just over 1,000 copies of an album, youre not even a niche artist. youre a starving artist!!!!

standout wants to slurp buddens balls nigga is infatuated with this bum!!! watch how he responds back to this with an essay denying his visible attraction to him!!! suck a dick nigga!!!

theDZA
08-26-2009, 01:04 PM
Its sad..

People keep knocking Slaughterhouse off of the Budden/Rae situation..
As much as I dislike Soulja Boy for making FL look like a joke, I respect him because at LEAST he generated money for that company by making hits with it and giving people HOPE that they can go somewhere with it musically smh

Slaughterhouse this.. Slaughterhouse that..
NOT MANY ALBUMS IN THE LAST 5 YEARS TOUCHING "ESCAPE ROUTE"

slaughterhouse are pretty decent....but your just being stupid...escape route is a decent album, yeah i'l give you that...but the best in the last 5 years? not a chance, try listening to artists that you don't see on MTV and then tell me the same thing

DR. NICK RIVIERA
08-26-2009, 01:43 PM
^^^

[nothing else to say]

GhettoGnom
08-26-2009, 03:35 PM
slaughterhouse are pretty decent....but your just being stupid...escape route is a decent album, yeah i'l give you that...but the best in the last 5 years? not a chance, try listening to artists that you don't see on MTV and then tell me the same thing

I agree, but how is SH and/or Budden artists you see on MTV?

theDZA
08-26-2009, 07:15 PM
I agree, but how is SH and/or Budden artists you see on MTV?


tbh i just meant more underground artists...ones who don't even have videos for half their songs

that guy just got me a lil' bit hyped up with his statement lol