I usually don’t consider message board interactions to be good blog content but couldn’t pass this one up. After facing some criticism on his own fan forum, Cormega speaks out on his recent brief guest feature on a Lil B song. 10 pages of back and forth follow, spinning out into a wider range covering homosexuality in music, religion, Malcom X, Biggie and Eddie Murphy… and somewhere amidst all that you can find a few insights into the minds making up a (admittedly small) cross-section of modern ‘true-school’ rap fans. Key detail to consider: it doesn’t seem like most of the detractors have actually heard the song in question (you can hear it here).
Mega’s first post is this:
Theres a lot of younger rappers who dont study there history especially sadly in my own city. Theres young dudes who never heard of or listened to Kane or G Rap,Lil B is NOT one of them.I have heard him quote lyrics from dope MCs, not hot rappers so that enough merits respect. What some call old heads Lil B calls influences you’d be surprised how humble and respectful he is and the love he has for East Coast pioneers. Lil B is a better at marketing then some people that are paid at lables to market(check his youtube). He generated his own buzz and is generating more buzz by doing and saying whatever the fuck he wants. Hes a smart dude and he respects hip hop more then some of the rappers who got rich off exploiting it. Chasing The Rain is one example of Lil B making a dope song. The cooking dance generated a buzz that probably wouldve been a hit record if he was on a major. The kid knows when where and how to say things and apparently its working because people keep talking about him. People said hes the worst thing to happen and that he killed hip hop so he made a song called “I killed Hip Hop” ALOT of the top rappers sold out way before Lil B had a demo out let him live.
People say hes gay because of something he said well I know of a rapper who said “she look so good I’d suck on her daddy dick” and not only did people not criticize him they song along. PAUSE
Come on it 2010 almost 2011 lets stop bringing each other down its getting real tired!
Things get interesting as responses add on. Read the whole thread here: http://www.legalhustle.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21255. Make conclusions as you will.
In (a fairly likely) case you read all that (or just this post) and got nothing out of it, here’s a nice new remix of Cormega’s ‘Journey’ with OC, Large Pro and Sadat X to make up for your lost time (via Unkut).