Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Quotes Of The Moment

New Legends vs. Old Legends?

"I know cats were going to ask me about the lil title thing and all, I dont think he was directing that at the south, It's just his opinion, he has a lot of clout, so I can respect his opinion, but as far as the music thing goes now, I dont care about Nas, I just do me, but if he is coming at the South, then he's making a huge mistake, we control hip hop right now, he'd lose a lot of respect from his fans out here, he's smarter than that, he should just play his position, keep making his Egyptian History rap while we make our money."

--T.I. discussing the title of Nas' song "Hip Hop Is Dead"

"I don't like what he's saying about how he had to come back because hip-hop's dead and we need him. "What the f**k do you mean? If anything, it's reborn, so he's probably having a problem with that. You left on a good note, and all of the artists were saying, 'Yo, this is Jay's house. He's the best.' Now he comes back and still thinks it's his house. "It's not your house anymore, and I'm better than you."

--Lil Wayne discussing Jay-Z's comeback


Brother Spotless said...

If anyone can tell me what " Egyptian History rap" is, please share.

Khab said...

man what are they talking about, and what is lil'wayne talking about. Lil' Wayne aka Lloyd Banks of the south. Thats all i have to say.

Brother Darkness said...

Wow. Little dudes talk reckless these days. I had respect for Lil Wayne but come on now. Don't get at a dude who basically gave birth to your new style. In no way, shape or form has hip hop been reborn. Hip hop is in its Retirement Home stage with a handful of rappers that are trying to breath life back into it. That's like guys disrespecting Mike when he came back the third time. Sure a lot of players thought they were better than him but none of them would disrespect his house "the court" and what he's done for the game of basketball. Its just a case of rappers being so full of themselves that they pay no respect to the people that had to really grind to get where they are. It's a shame.

As for TI's comment. It kind of made me laugh. The south has things on lock right now? Hmm...I won't go that far and make that claim. Let's look at the soundscans and billboard charts. We see that Jay-Z and The Game have things on lock in the Hip Hop world. Nas would make a huge mistake going at the south? Come on now, TI must not have seen how one track, "Ether," revived Nas' career. Like I said in the previous paragraph, some of these rappers out here just don't know. T.I. can't even get respect from fellow Atlanta rapper Ludacris (see "War With God"), who I think is the best rapper from the south and one of the best thats out right now, so I take comments like this from him very lightly. Each of his albums got worse and worse. He's heading down the same road as Nas. If he's lucky, some beef will ignite his creative fire and save his career before its over well before it really started.

Brother Smartness said...

An avid supporter of Lil' Wayne, even I can't cosign this foolishness. First the kiss of death (rumor about grill tappin' with Baby) and now this. I still think he's better than most, but I worry about this move.

I often wondered how his Dipset collabos would factor into the whole Jay-Z and Dipset beef. Here, on this blog, the answer unfolds before mine eye.

T.I. obviously doesn't have respect for his elders. Don't bark up the Nas tree; that tree will come crashing upon you (I'm paraphrasing Hov here)

Brother Spotless said...

I don't know why his advisers didn't forewarn him...

Seriously, what is the " Egyptian History rap" referencing??

Brother Afrocan said...

Brother Spotless- TI is probably referecing verses from Nas is Like and I Can when Nas mentions Egyptian history.

In the song 'Nas is Like' off the I am Album Nas says
"Nas is like.."
Sex to a nympho,
but nothin sweet
I'm like beef,
bustin heat through your windows
I'm like a street sweeper,
greenleaf reaper
Like Greeks in Egypt, learnin somethin deep from they teachers"

Also in the song I Can from Stillmatic I think Nas says
"Be, be, 'fore we came to this country
We were kings and queens, never porch monkeys
It was empires in Africa called Kush
Timbuktu, where every race came to get books
To learn from black teachers who taught Greeks and Romans
Asian Arabs and gave them gold when
Gold was converted to money it all changed
Money then became empowerment for Europeans
The Persian military invaded
They learned about the gold, the teachings and everything sacred
Africa was almost robbed naked
Slavery was money, so they began making slave ships
Egypt was the place that Alexander the Great went
He was so shocked at the mountains with black faces"

Brother Spotless said...

Thank you, Afrocan

Brother Afrocan said...

no problem Spotless- but I have to give it up to google (It's hard to believe there was a time we go by without it!). However, I do remember joking about the same lyrics with a friend at Williams back when the Stillmatic album dropped. Both of us believed Nas was just being pretentious and acting all-knowledgeable by talking about Ancient Egypt and former DRC Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba (My Country - Stillmatic) when he really didnt know too much. In hindsight we were probably guilty of presumptuous stereotyping given that we have no personal relationship with the man to make that assumption.

ClaireHuxtable said...

TI's comment was humorous. LOL @ Egyptian History Rap. I don't think TI was really disrespecting Nas and what he said actually has some truth. Nas would lose a huge portion of fans in the southern states if his "hip hop is dead" slogan was actually aimed at southern hip hop. Although, Nas has already refuted those claims, I know a lot of people who aren't gonna cop Nas' album based solely off of their misdirected feelings concerning Nas' HHID coming at the south. It is what it is. Anyway, for the person who said that TI doesn't get respect from Luda, a fellow "Atlien", who cares? TIP gets much more respect in the A than Luda does and that's what matters.

By the way, I'm a huge Nas fan so no hate. I happen to like his Egyptian History raps lol.