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Ten Things Hip Hop Doesn’t eed In 2009 Words by ljknight Published on January 26th, 2009

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It is the start of a new year, which means that some of the counterproductive behaviors of last year must end not now, but RIGHT now. With that being said I want to list a few things in Hip Hop that I feel are very counterproductive to its overall evolution. What’s so important about Hip Hop you might ask? Well, it is more than music genre, latest trend (even though some thought it would be‌) or something you do for fun on the block with your boys/goons /homies. It has become a fully thriving, multi-faceted culture. It is not simple and easy to sum up like a Jeezy record or a Nitti beat. It’s a profession, a lifestyle and can touch from the most hood dude in Brooklyn all the way to a teenager in Japan. You know what that means? It’s a powerful medium that has great influence. That also means that we must protect it from those who have less than respect for it. Let me be the first to throw stones at glass fads. 1. Gratuitous Bukked ekkid Video H-I mean “Vixensâ€?: I have said this once and I am going to say it again because it keeps on happening no matter how much rap matures. Refrain from having numerous naked chicks in your video. The concept is played out and overrated. Also, we all know that you probably would not have access to that many chicks on hand if you were not rapping. We are not fooled. 2. Being Swagger Actors: Try your damndest from using the word “swaggerâ€? in your lyrics. This includes all of its variations. “swaggerificâ€?, “swagg-a-rinoâ€?, “swag-tasticâ€?, etc. Rap music was saturated with the word and half-baked idealin 2008. There even were whole songs dedicated to the premise of the word. (â€?Swagger Like Usâ€?) It is time to develop a new word that represents being fly. I say this because I know it is only a matter of time before someone does it and the cycle begins anew. Truth be told, real swagger does not need to be defined and reported on in such a braggadocious nature. If you’re hot then everyone will know it and express it for you. You never have to say a word. 3. Blow One With Your Lil’ Homie: PLEASE stop showing the little kids to preteens hanging around your click “reppin’ the blockâ€?. First of all, that child should be at school instead of hanging around with your grown ass smoking weed and drinking. What parent is really going to be proud of having their children in rap videos standing around with ten dudes and 20 half naked women ice grilling the camera like a baby O-Dog?. What the hell! Isn’t that kid 12! Why is he with you? He or she has plenty of time to indulge in those activities. Why rush them into it simply because you want a prodigy to your foolery. 4. iBeef: Internet beefing is crazy old and looks more like a half witted attempt to punk the person rather than real beefing. Stop. Prime examples of this would be the Joe Budden and Saigon “beefâ€?. First of all, neither of you are factors in hip hop right now so why waste your time beefing via iChat? I suppose some would say “Tsk, tsk, tsk LJ! When we beef with other rappers it makes us hot! People are talking about us.â€? That may be true but

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most still don’t give a damn. (Say it with me now! They aren’t laughing WITH you‌) Another example would be Solja Boy and Charles Hamilton tryst. The teeny-boppers were iBeefing over‌I actually don’t know but whatever it was, it was fierce! (Video game and homo thug threats aside, why?) Anyone who DOES care should find a better source for sports-entertainment. Lames. 5. Obama Is OT Your Boy From The Block: Support Obama. That’s admirable. However, do you have to be so coonish when doing so? Do you have to make songs saying things like “Obama is my n****â€? and “ Obama gonna pimp out the White House.â€? There is nothing wrong with being excited for his victory. However let’s not jump out the “civility colored windowâ€?. He deserves support and respect as our President. 6. Have Chain, Will Snatch: 2008 had several incidents of rappers chains being snatched, stolen or sold back. (not necessarily in that order.) People, chain snatching is another form of hating. Even if you don’t respect that man, he still earned his chain. Even if you think he is homogenized (homo g-keep up!) and his raps are wack, he still earned his chain. You stealing it, and getting caught, makes you look like an even bigger lame. 7. You DO Know It’s Coal, Right: Grills was one of the many sourthern traits I was hoping would meet its demise last year but they held on to the end‌and end‌and end. Can we start again without them? I understand that some people might think that having a gold plated mouth is representative of their financial success and being ballers but in contrast it really only displays the fact that you really know nothing about having money or ballin’. The individuals with true affluence and real paper do not need to display it with a grill. I.E. Oprah, Jay-Z, Bill Gates, Russell Simmons etc. Not to mention (although I will), there should be an age limit to wearing those. An example of this kind of behavior would be Puffy, er, P.Diddy, er, Diddy. He is too rich and too old to have to reduce himself to flaunting a gold plated mouth. Negro, we know you have money. You should know that by now as well. 8. Occifer Rawse Syndrome: I want to start the year off with rappers keeping it real (not “rapâ€? real–â€?REALâ€? real). What I mean by that is stop lying on your tracks about this drug lord life you led that you know nothing about . Everyone wants to be Freeway Ricky Ross or Frank Lucas or even Tony Montana with a desk covered in cocaine, but reality isn’t nearly as intriguing as that. If you are really a pink hancherchief wearing Louis Vuitton backpacker type then be that. Everyone does not have to be hard to rap. 9. Jump The Hell Off Already: In 2009 I would like to see the popularization, glorification amid other “izationsâ€? of “jumpoffsâ€? ,“bust downsâ€?, (the title varies per region) ended. These such women are Karrine “Superheadâ€? Steffans, Carmen Bryan, Kim Kardashian and others too unknown to make the list. Since when did being a “slurp-n-jerkâ€? become the career of choice? Fellas don’t feel lonely because you too can be jump offs. These male counterparts include Chance from “Real Chance Of Loveâ€?. Yes, you too are displaying the qualities of being a jump off, even if it is for no gain. 10. WTF: I know that I promised you ten categories so ten categories you shall have. Please see below. Plum Foolery at its best. [Ed. Note: We at YORE Foundation.com don't condone things like that round these parts, patna. -CZA]

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www.myspace.com/thatliljournalis thatliljournalis@gmail.com Tags: hip hop, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Russell Simmons This entry was posted on Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 4:03 pm and is filed under Columns, Yeah I Said It. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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