View Full Version : Knowing What to Say and What Not to Say

08-13-2010, 11:32 AM
Today I look at why these rappers gotta lie to us sometimes.


After a week which included an obvious Rick Ross diss (http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2010/08/09/young-jeezy-death-before-dishonor/) and a straight up denial (http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2010/08/10/young-jeezy-says-b-m-f-is-not-a-diss/) of said diss, it’s worth noting that since rappers are both public figures as well as people trying to further their careers, what they say might not always (and can’t always) be what they actually feel. I’m not saying that I personally know that Jeezy was dissing Rozay with the B.M.F. track, but I can say that when you are in certain positions, you have to say certain things, whether or not you believe them, because the consequences otherwise will be detrimental to your advancement.

We’ve all probably had instances at work where we wanna pop off, or even just say some shit we know we shouldn’t, and what do we do (if we’re smart)? We keep our mouths shut and accept that getting a check is sometimes better than making a point. It’s no different in hip hop. Both Rick Ross and Young Jeezy are on Def Jam Records, and right now, Rozay is promoting an album, Jeezy will be doing the same soon, and since neither of them is named Jayceon Taylor or Curtis Jackson, using beef to sell records is not something they need to do. As we’ve already seen in the past when Professor Griff dropped knowledge (http://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/music/pe-law.php), speaking your mind whether on or off the record can be a problem. It’s because of this that people like Joe Budden have been given eye-jammies (http://nahright.com/news/2009/08/08/video-joe-budden-live-stream-in-progress-joe-punched-in-the-eye-by-raekwon/) and why people like Jay-Z run around talking about how Eminem and Wayne are two of the greatest rappers right now (at least I hope so in the case of the latter). You gotta say what the people wanna hear. Kanye West was just on the Angie Martinez show (http://theangiemartinezshow.com/blog/2010/08/audiohot97-countdown-8-11-10/) saying that Eminem is the greatest rapper of all time. Now for those that remember back in the day Kanye said that Ma$e was the greatest rapper of all time, and that was after Eminem’s “best” material had already dropped, so clearly (again, hopefully) ‘Ye is just trying to bring his name back to good standing after white America gave him the same treatment they give to anyone who dares even make a single tear drop trickle down a poor little white girl’s face. Again, I’m not saying I have any idea if what these rappers are really saying is what they’re really feeling, I’m just saying you can’t believe everything that they publicly say.

It seems like rappers have become more like politicians these days, they’re all nice and polite with each other when they’re face to face or being mentioned in interviews, but then they step in the booth and it’s like the campaign commercials that have that real quick “paid for by so and so for senate” line at the end. It’s actually pretty fucking sad that 50 Cent is really the only dude who isn’t afraid to step up and say “Fuck You” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFLU2RJevMA) anymore. Sure I get it, Jeezy wants to remain on our good side and not turn into The Game, but shit man if you diss a mafucka (and we ALL KNOW you dissed that mafucka) just admit it. It’s not like you’re big-upping the golden child to keep yourself acceptable to the t.I’s that manage (own) you or the average rap fan who bears a striking resemblance to the golden child, you’re dissing someone for the right reason, cause they’re a fake ass mafucka repping some shit they know nothing about that you actually lived. I mean damn even Pusha downplayed (http://slumz.boxden.com/f87/pusha-t-explains-jay-z-line-jeezy-s-ill-n-1369127/) the diss he hurled at Jay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpU5ChiAdQc) on the Jeezy mixtape. We’ve come a long way from the obvious shots taken by Cube and Dre and Kool Moe Dee and LL and now that hip hop is so much a part of mainstream culture it’s understandable that these dudes got more to think about than biting a mafucka’s head off on a track, but we all know you dissed him Jeezy, so just admit it, although that’s snitchin’, so I guess Jeezy’s “keeping it real”-er than the rest of these rappers. Damn, realest shit he never wrote.

08-13-2010, 03:01 PM
fuck off

08-13-2010, 04:54 PM
You're full of yourself.

08-14-2010, 01:46 PM
How many times do people have to tell you that you suck before you do us all a favor and quit the game

08-14-2010, 11:12 PM

Dr. Simon Hurt
08-15-2010, 11:45 PM
Today I look at why these rappers gotta lie to us sometimes.

stopped reading here.

08-16-2010, 12:11 AM
do us all a favor , either :
A)Drink Bleach
B)Eat a poisonous mushroom
C)Starve yourself
D)Jump off the Golden Gate Bridge