Thursday, August 11, 2011

Morning Mail – 8.11.11

Roman Pearce: What you checkin' her out for?
Brian O'Connor: I'm not checkin' her out.
Roman Pearce: Yes, you were.
Brian O'Connor: No, I wasn't.
Roman Pearce: I seen you checkin' her out man.
Brian O'Connor: Ok, I was. Now shut up.
Roman Pearce: You shut up. Don't tell me to shut up.
Monica: Both you girlies shut up.
(Source: 2 Fast 2 Furious)

Eva Mendes on top right now, I don't think that's debateable. Shout out to D.  Great weekend, did that headache go away?

This is why I don’t wake women up. They always got something smart to say in the morning. People don’t like being woke up, that’s a fact. I don’t like it either. I always try and wake up before everyone else. But if I wake you up all you got to say is, “I’m sleep.” Snapping at me, and I’m going to be offended. Yep, offended.

Jordan’s daughter going to Cuse. Cats trying to be Lisa McDowell, but Patrice get more play in real life.

Guarantee you that not everybody get that.

My mother said that she hasn’t seen me smile in a long time. I’m not sure how to fix that. It’s been a rougher year than most people will ever know. That’s some personal shit I had going on. And even still I got a lot more people leaning on me than I’m leaning on them. I don’t smile anymore because I can’t think of a good reason to smile. Not that I’m mad or sad, I just got some expectations for myself that I haven’t achieved yet, so I’m not satisfied.

I don’t want to talk about the post from Tuesday. Anything I would say at this point would seem mad emo and argumentative. Let’s just say it was put perfectly right here: “son the reason you got ethered (or they attempted to) yesterday is because i think the women who read sbm have put you in a box. they already judge you on certain topics without internalizing what you’re actually trying to say. i bet a lot of women really just skimmed the post yesterday and came up with their own conclusions.” - @MadScientist7

Last time I pay someone a compliment around these blog streets. Going back to this, “Cost me nothing to pay you no mind.”


When OSU gets the death penalty don’t say I didn’t tell you nothing. I think Michigan is actually behind all of this. When you get caught for something that everybody is doing, it’s typically because someone blew the whistle on you. I remember this used to happen in Cuse all the time. And no, you won’t see me throw any shade on one of the GREATEST athletic departments in college basketball. Konrad’s would get raided because Faegans or Harry’s would call the cops on them. Talking about, they letting in chicks with doctor’s notes that say they’re 21. Listen, if your doctor says you’re 21, then you’re 21. But you catch my drift?

Tiger Woods and Chris Brown are the same people. People always wonder why these fools is going bat shit. I’m like listen the problem is when a man jumps off the deep end but he feel like he got the support of chicks. He won’t listen to anybody. Tiger will let his yacht sink to the bottom of the ocean and be in NYC chilling like, “I’m in one big room, full of bad bitches.”

#WTT - Whenever I listen to any track that Jay-Z drops I always put my Jordan98 goggles on... Jay-Z the greatest rapper ever in the game, so then when I listen to something I judge it against that. I think the album is solid, but did anybody have any doubt that Jordan would win a chip in 1998, nope. But we enjoyed watching the series and even the final shot. Jay-Z never gonna have another Reasonable Doubt, Vol. 2, or Blueprint, just won't happen, at this point we watching him drop classics, but that's what winners do.

Kanye changed the definition of cool. Back when Kanye said, "Like Pat, don't say Jack" people thought that was wack. Now he'll say the same thing and people will be like, "OHHHHH WORDPLAY!" But at the same time, Kanye has excellent music, he's lyrical, and he's got vision for an album. In terms of production and creativity, he's the best. I expected nothing less.

Here's the biggest problem with WTT, it's actually only 11 tracks. And of those 11 tracks on the actual LP, you skip about 4 of them. That's a problem.

The tracks that go hard, go hard though. I give it solid 3.5 out of 5. If you look at it like your job, 3 meets expectations, 4 above expectations, and 5 significantly above expectations; I don't think anyone would disagree with me. Could have done better if Jay-Z had some more beats that suit him best, and maybe not come across so pompous. We ain't really felt Jay since Blueprint because after that he started explaining his life too much to cats, like we was dumb and he was putting us on to shit.

I think a lot of the hoopla has to do with the fact we haven't heard from these cats in a while. We were anticipating it so much that we might have been already leaning forward, it was easy to knock you out your seat.

Meek Mill >>>>>> J. Cole
Meek Mill, Dreamchasers -  

People don’t even know that J is my dude though.

Life is good. God is good.

And I’m dead ass serious.


Tunde said...

son like i really think you say that meek mill is better than j cole just to fuck with me. its cool though.

meek and cole are two completely different rappers. that's like comparing nas to snoop. different class of rappers. but if you want to make the comparison fine lets do it.

~wordplay- cole wins
~beat- meek wins (but he didn't produce the tracks. cole is a producer as well so you can really say he wins this)
~lyrical content- cole wins
~flow- cole wins

overall cole wins hands down. i understand you're a meek fan. he's a decent rapper but he's not even the 2nd best rapper on MMG.

Dr. J said...

- energy - meek wins
- respect of his peers - meek wins
- ability to relate to the mass - meek wins

Oh Meek is to MMG, what Drake is to YMCMP

Yo, i'll give it to Cole on lyrics. But Lupe got a lot of cats on lyrics, don't mean much because he ain't really winning it elsewhere.

Tunde said...

you're delusional.

respect from his peers:

jay signed cole, ross signed meek. that says enough right there.

i will give you the energy tip. but at the end of the day all that energy doesn't do anything if you ain't rapping about sh*t.

appeal to the masses? meek raps about selling drugs. ohhhh big deal. what rapper doesn't? cole raps about the struggle. being poor trying to come up. sallie mae (how many of us can relate to that?). going to school. growing up trying to get that bad bitch. i'm sorry i never sold drugs nor did any of my close friends. cole appeals more to me.

Dr. J said...

What does Jay signing you have anything to do with anything? Is he really a label that you want to be a part of? No way. He's had no success with the people that he's signed. MMG is next to YMCP right now. Meek, Wale and Teedra are doing better now than they ever did. But Cole is doing nothing with no album.

Respect from your peers ain't just one dude. Dre and Em support 50 Cent, but when you have all of the 305 and 504 supporting you then that's respect and that's why Ross came out of that beef unscathed.

And when I say the mass you switched. What appeal to you ain't necessarily the masses. And Meek don't just rap about selling drugs, he got more content than that. But even still, I'm trying to figure out why JayZ can rap about drugs all the time and nobody say shit.

Oh plus Jay signed Cole after he has already dropped a few mixtapes. Meanwhile, Ross went and got Meek before he was heavy out there on the US stage. I don't see one on top of the other in my opinion. Cole needs to get off Roc Nation if you asked me.

Tunde said...

Who's the most overall respected rapper in the game right now? That would be Jay-Z. Cole is not only respected by Jay but he does plenty of collabs and is respected by Wale, Drake, Big Sean, etc.

Don't bring Ross into this please. Dude is a gimmick. Yeah he's hot right now but I want to see how long this lasts.

I guess Meek might appeal to the masses but I doubt it. I know a lot of people who have never even heard of him. *shrug* I've been known who he was since he was freestyle battling. But I pay attention to rap on all levels though.

BTW, Jay signed Cole after the Come-Up (his first mixtape) and right before his second mixtape (The Warm Up). So it wasn't like Cole's name was heavy in the streets either.

Cole's expected release date is 9/28. If it gets pushed back again I would agree with you. He needs to leave Roc Nation and sign with GOOD music or something.

Dr. J said...


Ye dropped Dropoout in 04, and Ross dropped Port of Miami in 06. If he's a gimmick then so is Kanye. How long you want him to be around? Everybody counted Ricky out and he's still here. Give the man some credit.

Streetz said...

Not for nuthing but Jay singed Jeezy and Ross and Ne-Yo and Rihanna

Tunde said...

ross has been around for a minute but he's still fraudulent.

streetz, you do have a good point there.

Dr. J said...

he signed Ye too.

But when he was at Def Jam outside of those people let's look at the others who was there that didn't go nowhere...

LL Cool J (how he end up crapping on the label)
Nas (I don't know what happened)
Tearra Mari (What happened to her, she was supposed to be the one?)
Joe Budden (Jay-Z ruined this guy's career)

It's way more failures. Jeezy, Ross, and Rihanna are doing fine right now, not because of Jay, but because of themselves. In a lot of ways Jay signed Kanye but Jay ain't the reason why Kanye is Kanye.

Then you look at Ross and he improved Wale and Meek ten-fold. You have to give Ross some credit he's a marketing genius.

Dee said...

Shoutout right back at you sir; my headache lasted two days. I blame you for world famine lol

I am going to wait a month to listen to WTT. After all the hype and overtly sensitive commentary is over. Then I'll sit down, and appreciate it, for what its worth.