Since yesterdayâ€™s blog was about a wack ass diss song from Spider Loc, Iâ€™m gonna go ahead and balance the scales today. For those who donâ€™t know, DMX made some disparaging comments about West Coast rappers in February during an interview with the Ventura County Star newspaper. Hereâ€™s what Big Earl had to say:
â€œI don't like a lot of West Coast rappers. West Coast rap is too laid back, too focused on marijuana with all the blunts and lowriders. There's nothing honest. There's no trouble in it, you know? There's no hardship in it. Everyone in L.A. that raps has a lowrider and a fat blunt. Back here in New York, we're still walkin' and still smokin' dirt, you know? There's no hardship in their rap, there's nothin' to make you say, â€˜I can relate to that.â€™â€
I donâ€™t know where a police-impersonating crackhead motherfucker like DMX gets off talking about the West having a substance abuse problem, and I definitely canâ€™t see how said wibble-fiend can talk shit about a lack of quality in anyoneâ€™s music when his last hit (that wasnâ€™t off of a baby food jar or a car antenna) was a wack ass, uninspired swagger jack of â€œJesus Walksâ€.
Now between the bullshit that Don Imus let slip from his ignorant-ass mouth the other day, and this whole story finally getting publicized, I was having a rough time deciding what I was going to write about today. But Crooked I went ahead and killed two birds with one stone. There have been some insane diss songs released over the decades, but with â€œIâ€™m Throwedâ€, Crooked made one for the history books; this is the kind of diss track that ends careers, so DMX had better pray to his buddy upstairs that this track doesnâ€™t blow up more than it already has in one day.
Check it out here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/crooked_i_-_im_throwed_dmx-imus-dis-mp3.html
â€œGet Throwedâ€ is the second installment in Crookedâ€™s Hip Hop Weekly feature on raptalk.net, on which the Long Beach MC plans to release a new freestyle every 7 days. Although he took it a little easier on Imus than he did on Tommy Bundy, the whole track is pretty incendiary from start to finish. The beat is on point, and Iâ€™m not even gonna bother trying to pick a couple bars to quote; youâ€™re just gonna have to listen to it for yourself. And huuuuuge props go out to Crooked I for the Professor X, King Tee and Sadat X shout outs... Good lookin out on remembering the legends.
I know that I donâ€™t have the power to start any kind of boycott, and I think that shitâ€™s kind of corny anyways, but Iâ€™m just saying... If youâ€™re from the West and you love where youâ€™re from and respect some of the artists that do their thing out here, think twice about buying DMXâ€™s shit when it drops. Itâ€™ll probably be a waste of money anyways, just like the rest of his bullshit albums...
As far as the City Guide for this week, we're still counting down... Here's the flyer if you haven't seen it yet: