I know a lot of people have already seen this video of Soulja Boy Tellem responding to Ice-T dissin’ him (telling him to eat a dick, saying he singlehandedly killed hip-hop). I saw it out there but didn’t click on it until a couple of days after it came out.
My man FWMJ over at Rappers I Know posted the vid and also a pretty good comment about it, so I decided I’d just copy that whole thang over to Bourgie Adventures. If you haven’t seen the vid, it’s like 7:41 long and is RIFE with “Ni&&a this, ni%%a that” all the way through (so headphones or wait ’til you are home).
dawg, all respect to Ice T, but u dont blame a 17 year old boy
U wanna blame someone, blame the DJs spinning his record in his city
blame the sorry state of hip hop that your generation let my generation have to suffer thru (puff, jay, russel simmons, nas, etc)
blame the dollar over anything else record execs that signed this boy to a deal and distributed his music widely
blame the music buying public for having lowered standards (thanks to the neptunes selling everyone the same beat for their lead singles for like 6 years straight for example)
thank this culture’s obsession with reality tv and voyeurism, we on some Philip K Dick/Running Man shit for real
thank all them niggas that valued business over art in the late 90s early 00s that dismantled the need and use for any hip hop of urgency or weight or any social or artistic value in the mainstream
blame shitty A&Rs
blame the press for hyping mediocre records to the point the go plat in one week in this fucked up economy/market (i see you lil wayne)
blame niggas that could have made a difference that let their ego and pride and personal ambition get in the way of them making a difference (hello qtip ali phife dangelo the roots mos kweli common)
blame the industry only looking at 3.5 American cities for hip hop acts anyway like they won’t run out of talent (new york los angeles atlanta and maybe chicago). Detroit city makes better hip hop than any city on earth, the bay is sick, houston is multifaceted north carolina is home of the goddamb justus league
Ice T crazy; soulja boy killed it? That kid just getting in where he fit in
Ice T needs to go sit down somewhere
[typed on my iPhone, excuse the poor grammuhz]
In my opinion, Soulja Boy made some pretty decent points in his own 17 year old way. He’s no Barack Obama, but he clearly isn’t an idiot. He sounds like a kid, as he should. His jokes are type funny, I must say. I was on my couch dying. And while I’m not nominating him for the hip hop hall of fame I understand where his music fits and what it’s for… silly ass dancing. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.
For really tho’, what was Ice thinking? What good did he expect to do.
I’m not saying I think it’s okay for kids to go around cursing out old folks. I’m not condoning all the foul language and get money by any means necessary attitude. I’m definitely not cosigning those two lame dudes in the background. I’m just saying.
For a laugh, check out what the ladies collectively known as BelleJenkins are saying about it on their vlog.