Category: Features

YoRapper breaks down his thoughts on the latest happening in hip hop or just whatever pissed him off that day.

Will Karen Civil Ever Say Anything Bad About Lil Wayne?

No this isn’t a “Karen Civil sucks” post, so if you’re here to see YoRapper take a number 2 on Karen please leave now. This is a YoRapper taking a number 2 on the state of hip hop taste-making. You see I learned from The Source’s battle with XXL many years ago that coverage can […]

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Ross signed me!

The Co-Sign is Dead

Every unsigned rapper is looking for one thing: the co- sign from a well-established artist. It has been a tried and true way of “making it” for many years in hip hop. Everyone from Meek Mill to Drake to Kanye to Snoop Dogg received that co-sign that changed their career trajectory. But is a co-sign […]

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WHY YOU WONT MAKE IT AS A RAPPER

I’m getting so tired of the amount of unsigned rappers that claim they’re better than *insert rapper of the moment*. Honestly, shut the fuck up. I’m so glad Kanye said, “And if you can do it better than me than you do it”. You’re not better than anyone. You tweet all day about your mixtape […]

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About that MMG Press Conference

The jury is still out on Rick Ross’ press conference. I need to watch it again because I watched it with my loud ass friends and we were laughing for most of it. You have to hand it to Ross, he does knows how to court attention, which as you know is one of the […]

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Are Rappers Being Paid to Promote Molly?

“Something about Mary, she gone of that Molly.” – Kanye West “My young niggas popping M’s and sipping dirty jones.” – Drake “Put Molly under my tongue.” – Danny Brown “She wanna pop a molly man, Juicy J gon’ fuckin let her.” – Juicy J “Pop a molly, smoke a blunt, that mean I’m a […]

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Can Coachella Bring Tupac Back?

Isn’t it crazy that I, along with millions of others, was able to watch Coachella live off my iPhone in HD? What’s more crazier is that we also got to see Tupac, albeit in holographic form. While the Dre & Snoop closer set did have it’s nostalgic moments, which we’re great. I was more taking […]

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An Open Letter to Havoc and Prodigy From the Guy Who Stole His Phone

Dear Prodigy, Havoc, guys in their mid 30s who we’re Mobb Deep fans but have moved on to dance rap, I’m sorry. I was at a gas station and saw an iPhone. What you want me to do b? I’m from the ‘hood nah mean? Since I been on that blackberry wave for a minute […]

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Real Rap vs Fake Rap

I can’t believe in 2012 people are still putting down rappers for not being real. No rapper is real. No artist is real. No anything that’s for sale, YES FOR SALE, is real.

IT’S FOR SALE. IT’S TO MAKE A PROFIT. IT’S BEEN EDITED. IT’S BEEN GROOMED. IT’S BEEN MODIFIED TO MANIPULATE YOU INTO DOING SOMETHING. BUY!

In rap we put down other rappers by saying they’re not real. Rick Ross is not real. Drake is not real. And we lift rappers up by saying they are real. Eminem is real. Nas is real. Tyler the Creator is real.

No rapper is real. And why should they be? Have you ever heard a real rapper? There music sounds like shit. It doesn’t even sound like music. It’s not mixed, not mastered, NOT EDITED IN ANYWAY. If you can name a rapper that’s real then that rapper isn’t real.

So then what is “real”? (more…)

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