I remember when there was time that I could say that Brooklyn was truly running New York City hip-hop. There was Foxy, Lil Kim, Mos Def, Fabolous, Talib Kweli, Memphis Bleek, and a few others putting in work for the rap game. But now? Most are sitting on the sidelines and, try as they might, are failing to catch a rebound.
Hasn't anyone noticed? Both Mos and Talib have sunken to the lowest point in their careers. Even with the new music on the rise, there's no telling on how well Fab will do. Where's Papoose? And Memphis Bleek? After his first album, everything else went limp. Despite the fact that he has released a mixtape, and is in the works of dropping another (it might be out already), there is no hype surrounding his comeback-- or even his mixtapes for that matter.
Lil Kim might as well forget it. Even with "Lighters Up," she still couldn't do better than gold. If that.
Foxy Brown? The weave and the $.99 Rite Aid makeup... not a good look, shorty. Her constant legal problems are doing nothing but ruining a chance for another
Of course we have Hov doing whatever it is he's doing. But that's single-handed. Like the Ruff Ryders, Brooklyn as a whole has fallen into a ditch much too deep to climb out of...