“He Said What? He Said He’s The Best?” [Blog]
Toronto, ON – As HipHopCanada’s Central Region Editor, I tend to get some scoops from time to time. What can I say? I have a few friends in high places that look out for the boy. So when something earth shattering is happening in our culture, they call me up and show Bizz the business, so to speak. Well, this week I got some breaking news and I hope you’re sitting down, because it’s a doozy. It’s some shit you probably never dreamed you’d hear. It’s out of the blue like that 2:30 a.m. “hey” text from two ex girlfriends ago.
Get this: certain rappers are claiming they’re better than other rappers!
I know, I know! I was blown away when I heard the news too. I mean, damn! Rappers aren’t typically so confident are they? We don’t expect them to pump themselves up like that. Everyone knows rappers are the calm, silent, lead by example artists of popular music. They don’t fly off at the mouth. They make music and let the chips fall where they may. Forget status. The rapper’s I grew up listening to knew a thing or two about making some humble pie.
Now you mean to tell me there are rappers running around claiming superior skills? For real, for real? And they’re not just saying they’re better than their clearly inferior crew members (St. Lunatics, CTE, Triple C’s, I’m looking at you). These rappers are making grand, general statements about being better than most rappers, if not all.
I realize this is hard to believe, but just look around. Just this week, several hip-hop blogs reported on comments Lupe Fiasco made during a concert where he claimed to be the best rapper at the moment. And then Bow Wow comes along and claims he’s better than most of the rappers at the moment. Go ahead and look it up. It’s all over the place and it’s downright shocking.
Erks! Or not. *Shakes head profusely and rubs eyes*
Are you kidding me? That’s news? A rapper gets on stage or does an interview and tosses out an ego-ridden slur about they’re greatness and it’s a story? Newsflash, this is hip-hop and that happens all the time! Did everyone running these blogs just wake up after being hit with that Men In Black flash that takes away all memory of their encounters with hip-hop for the last 30 years?
Hip-hop is founded on competition. Who’s the better DJ? Run a sound clash. Who’s the better MC? Set up a battle. Who’s a better crew? Circle up and let the BBoys and BGirls go at it. This isn’t new people. In fact, it’s as old as it gets in such a relatively young genre. It’s how everything is set up.
I mean this is like turning on CNN to see the headline “Al Qaeda Vows To Kill Americans Whenever Possible.” No shit Sherlock. This is the world we live in. That’s not news, that’s olds.
I’m not here to tell anybody how to run their “news” cycles. However, I am here to shit on them when they make a big deal out of something as synonymous with hip-hop as a controversy itself.
So in light of all this, you know what I’m going to do?
I’m the best writer in hip-hop. Ya, that’s right I said it. Go blog about that now.
Written by Jonathon “Bizz” Brown for HipHopCanada
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