Boom Box!: Wiz Khalifa x Jim Jones x Crooked I x Lil Wayne x Eminem x Ghostface Killah (Mixtape Edition)
Crooked I x DJ Hood
Mr. Pigface, Weapon Waist Reloaded
Rare & Unreleased
Eminem x DJ Grady
Jim Jones x DJ Hood
Big City, Bright Lights
Wiz Khalifa x DJ Payola
Ghostface Killah x Black Hell
Classic OG Freestyles
Heart Of Fire
Joe Budden ft. Crooked I
Mark Morrison ft. Beenie Man, Keith Murray, Black Rob, Crooked I
Father Forgive Them
Long Live The King
Jim Jones ft. Mel Matrix
Jim Jones ft. Hard Luck
Time Goes By
Maino ft. Red Cafe
This & That
The Outlawz ft. Young Buck
Seen It All
ST 2 Lettaz
Pros Vs Joes
Devin The Dude
Pimp C featuring Rick Ross, Slim Thug
Pimp C featuring Bun B, J-Dawg
Go 2 War
Lost In The World
Tela ft. 8Ball, MJG & Jazze Pha
Lovin’ This Game
Slim Thug featuring B.o.B
Blow Your Smoke
Act Like That
Woody featuring XV, Charles Hamilton
Faith Evans featuring Redman
Before we get started, listen to this Cam’ron & Jim Jones joint, Toast. I’ll wait…
Aside from thinking, for whatever reason, that Cam’ron is Hip Hop’s Larry David, I don’t pay too much attention to anything Dip Set related. I think I stopped really listening when Cam started going out of his way to wear pink, hundreds of net-years© ago. Pink is an elegantly hardbody color, if done like a gentlemen, but I don’t want to see pink New Era fitted caps. That’s like pretty girls with halitosis; I’ll just take the L & make up the difference on the next come-up, so to speak. But I digress. By the time it had become apparent that pepto-bismollllliiiiiiin’ was played out, I’d decided that S.D.E. was enough “Killa!” to sustain me, indefinitely. Subsequently, I moved on to the next nozzle,
no homo, & have yet to regress. Until maybe now.
Generally, in rap’s claustrophobic squared circle, an observer can guestimate as to where &/or when the bullshit may or may not pop off. Very rarely does it just appear out of nowhere, so vague that no one saw it coming. This is one of those rare times, when dude A suddenly starts flailing wildly at dude B (with dude C being more of a distraction than an asset or a liability to either party). Under the guise of sub-jabbing at Jay-Z, Kanye West is called out, by name, by a cat who more or less has his feet cemented in the game (whatever the fuck that means). Cam should be embarrassed that he’s putting himself into the Sigel Zone, voluntarily, with a cat who poses no threat, whatsoever.
At the most, Kanye might slap your shit out of your hand, mid-tantrum, but by that time, his security guards will have thoroughly intercepted any assailants. Nonetheless, dissing Kanye West just makes you look petty. Even pettier than dissing Jay-Z for no reason at all. &, to knock it out the park–if you will–the song itself opens with Cam (or Jim; those dudes sound the same to me) saying, “he’s not gonna do shit anyway,” or something to that effect. Wtf?! That defeats the whole intention of aggression, no? Fear & respect are easy to confuse, but galaxies apart. Empires have crumbled for less.
Most rap beefs, I couldn’t care LESS about if I were dead. But this blind strike at Kanye is interesting, if only because I’d assume that Cam’ron is beyond these type of gimmicks. He’s been making “boss” moves since releasing ‘Crime Pays,’ & after the million dollar break-up of him & Juelz Santana, it’s obvious Cam’ron has just enough greed & thirst to be successful from behind a desk. So, what gives? Any
rapping ass nigga with 17 cents worth of thought in his head knew, during the first quarter, that Kanye was going to come out swinging (as hard as his little paisley ascot would allow him to), by years end. Done & done. That typed, the only logical reason I could see for Cam (…& Jim) to go in on Yeezy is for them to bounce names back & forth, in some freaky, anti-love triangle-esque way, for publicity purposes. Thing is, if you noticed with the very un-exhilarating Ross vs Jeezy spat, implications were strewn about like condom wrappers on a whorehouse floor, but not once did they A) say one another’s name, or B) get unnecessarily disrespectful in the songs. It’s not hip or cool any longer to tupac cats, like back in the days. & that’s probably why nobody knew about the rift, which maybe isn’t such a bad thing.
Kanye is bananites© right now. Literally, you can’t tell him nothing. & while Cam is calling out names, like the young people do, Kanye is taking important phone calls, like the grown people do. (Really though, somebody should tell Killa Cam that the Illuminati is undefeated.)
I still don’t get the cult obsession with Dip Set. Apparently, this reunion track is a big deal, although had I been Juelz Santana, I would’ve lawyer’d up for that Cam’ron situation. &, not for nothing, Vado* is nicer than all them dudes, Freekey Zeekey included. Ha.
Diplomats (Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana)
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Bun B featuring T-Pain
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‘Power’ (Live @ BET Awards)
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*shout out to HHDX
Chris Brown is officially the Charlie Brown of R&B music. Or, then again, he raps now, too. In that case, let’s all take a moment to acknowledge that Chris Brown, like it or not, is Hip Hop. Own it. Dude had a show planned in the UK, only to find out he’s banned, & can’t enter the country. How embarrassing. Meanwhile, back here in good ol’ New Jersey, Jim Jones was turned away from Summer Jam the other night, like some type of vagrant trying to use their restroom. This supposedly interrupted the big Dip Set reunion that heads are so excited about. Not that Juelz Santana stuck around for it anyway, but that’s just what I heard. Regardless, Jim Jones was not allowed in Summer Jam, a place that is basically sustained by the rap world. Sweet irony. This dude’s reputation isn’t worth cockroach innards. Neither is Chris’, for that matter, but at least he’s paid his “debt to society.” Jim however, gets no penalty for being a douche.
Maybe the UK thinks Chris is going to go on a slapping & biting spree, & their police force isn’t strong enough to protect all the pretty young things from his wrath. In that case, I would’ve banned his ass, too. I’m pretty sure Tyga would be with him & they were planning on doing songs from that ‘Fan Of A Fan‘ mixtape (YIKES!). If so, the UK government knows that Tyga’s signed to Lil Wayne, a felon like Chris, & figure that’s way too much criminology for the UK to handle at once. In all seriousness though, they have a law against violent felons entering their country, & I can dig it. Chris Brown shouldn’t be an exception to the rule. In true Charlie Brown fashion, there’s no other way it could go. Or, “Good grief,” if you will. Catching L’s on other continents takes #fail to brand new lows. Still, I find it hard to feel sorry for people doing better than me, though.
Jim Jones, on the other hand, wasn’t the victim of domestic violence gone askew. This clown is just a jerk who gets paid to keep reminding you. If you need proof, or a good laugh, go to WorldStarHipHop.Com & search Jim Jones’ videos. There’s no question why people wouldn’t let him in their venue. Aside from the fact that he’ll spit at your employees & he may smell questionable, he seems to find somebody to fight everywhere. When a man bumps into his enemies at finer haberdashery establishments, something’s wrong. If fighting in Walmart is ghetto, then fighting is the Louis Vuitton store is gay. No 2 ways around it.
Truth be told, Jim isn’t the worst rapper. He’s just a terrible person. As much as people want to write off common decency in society, niggas like Jim are loud, obnoxious, ignorant embarrassments to all kinds of humans. I saw a video of him treating an older, Black doorman like trash & lost all respect for him. Being cocky & being an asshole are 2 different things.
If only my problems were as trivial as being denied access to venues. Chris’ needs the exposure, lest he remain brown-balled forever. Jim, on the other hand, is ballin’. He’ll be alright, even if he refuses to trim his facial hair. Not for nothing, but I bet both of these cats think being banned is hilarious. & since I’ve convinced myself of that, then so do I.