Tag Archives: 2012

Blog: First the Lyrics left Now they Can’t Even Make Good Hooks

I don’t know what’s going on anymore in hip hop it left the streets and became the new hipster movement. You frown upon it like those skater kids back in the days with them super oversized Jnco Jeans when you hear some of this music. The most ignorant artists that have absolutely nothing realistic to say are successful such as Gucci, Waka, Lil B, Gunplay who just got a major record deal need I continue?? It was hard accepting the fact that gone are the days of songs with lyrics, but they made it easier for us to listen too because most of these terrible songs have great production smh. Waka is an artist that says absolutely nothing an he will admit it but he gets some of the best beats in the game now which makes him a star even though his lyrical flow is poop. The new thing now is everybody is making these simple ass choruses saying the same exact thing over and over like there 2Chainz & Mike Jones example That MMG song actin up. Just because one rapper pulls it off doesn’t mean everyone else need 2 ride that 🏄 (wave) but PLEASE stop this non sense already like this guy below smh

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Blog: Is The Joke Over yet XXL 2012 Freshman?

Earlier this week I woke up very disappointed when I seen the XXL 2012 Freshman cover. This is a disappointment to all the hard-working new artists out. I am confused as to how they choose people for this cover it’s obvious it doesn’t go by how relevant you are because I have no idea who some of these people are and I’m a big hip hop fan. I thought a freshman was a new artist if that was the case French Montana & Roscoe Dash should not be on the cover. The idea of French being a Freshman is ridiculous the guy been in the game almost 10 years. It’s a shame he is the only East Coast rapper on the cover & he isn’t very lyrical at all. If u look back at past Freshman covers there has been more missed than hit rappers. I am aware artists work hard to build up their buzz, but I can’t even take some of these artists seriously. This section should be called XXL’s Rappers we want you to like this year. If you really think about it Future is the best new artist on this cover he did Racks on Racks, Tony Montana and a few other songs that got him some big Features from artists such as Drake & Rick Ross. Machine Gun Kelly must have been handed this cover with his Bad Boy Record deal. I don’t know who Macklemore is and I don’t care because I searched Hopsin, Iggy Azalea & Danny Brown and I was disappointed. I have no issue with Kid Ink I feel he earned it. In the 5 years XXL has had Freshman Class this is by far the worst one. I guess they don’t notice up & coming artists like Los, Jon Connor, XV, Schoolboy Q , Push!, Stalley even Chevy Woods to name a few. I see why ASAP Rocky passed on being in this class its a joke like interscope magazine oops!! I mean XXL.