Rap beef is a dish best served cold. But what happens when this rap beef is served by a bully? Is it still a competition? Or is it a bully continuing to do the only thing that they know how to? Bully. Tory Lanez has started rap beefs in the recent years. Last years beef with Joyner Lucas proved that Lazez was capable of going at real emcees, and kept some rappers up at night from fear of being Lanez's next target. Now that Tory Lanez is calling rappers out and starting rap beef out of thin air. Is Tory Lanez now the bully? But what happens when the bully gets bodied?
DreamDoll did just this when she bodied Tory Lanez with her diss track "On Your Head". It was truly Tory Lanez's fault as he brought up the fact that he fucked Dream Doll during his rap beef diss track exchange with Don Q. In his track "Don Queen" Tory states that he fucked DreamDoll for free as opposed to Don Q who in the who was only able to fuck her after paying for a feature. You know pay to play!
Of course Don Q had to respond. It's a rap beef! But what the world didn't expect is the fact that DreamDoll would come out with her own diss track called "On Your Head". Where she bodies Tory Lanez:
Uh, the same I met Tory, had him eatin' my box
At this point your thinking OK. Tory Lanez is a freak. Toes ain't my thang, but to each is own. But these next lines deserve a funeral service, a eulogy. TORY GOT BODIED!!!!
(I put that pussy on ya head)
But wait... It gets worse.
Only nigga I ever fucked that wanted a threesome with another nigga
If Tory Lanez wanted beef then he got more than he bargained for. DreamDoll bodied the bully and it's no resuscitation, no defoliation, or rehabilitation. The funeral has commenced and the bodied is about to be layed to rest. This is a crazy love triangle. But it's true that death truly does come in 3's.
Listen to DreamDoll's diss track "On Your Head" below and let us know what you think:
Trae the Truth is one of the most respected rappers in the game. With H Town (Houston) on his back and the streets to hold him down Trae the Truth is a southern Hip-Hop legend that even the Drake's and Jay-Z's recognize as being one of the best. His quiet tone is matched by fast delivery that rivals rap spittas like Twista and E-40. But his willingness to give back to the hood has made him a staple in Houston music but more importantly in Houston culture. So it would be no surprise that Trae the Truth would be able to gather some of the dopest emcee's on one track. And as a fan he is able to get them all in one video. This is the power of Trae the Truth.
"I'm On" has become a series of such, originally appearing on his 2011 release Street King. Since then Trae the Truth has released 2 more versions of the "I'm On" series with most recently being the video "I'm on 3.0" which dropped 2 weeks ago. The formula for this series has been simple. Get a bunch of dope artists both new school and old school and a dope vocalist on the hook. Then shoot a video. Hip-Hop video magic right? Not exactly. This is where we start to question how valuable this series has been to the culture.
The video "I'm On 3.0" is currently sitting at a little over 1 Million views. Not a small feat by any means, but with big name artists like T.I, DRAM, Tee Grizzly, and 12 other credited artists this is far from a win. The sheer social media reach combined for all of these artists are well over 1 Million. So why hasn't it had the same viral effect as City Girls & Cardi B's "Twerk" video which is currently sitting at over 21 Million views?
One reason maybe the tone of the song. It has a slow-paced slow evolving production though there are peaks where the beat switches to a more up-tempo pace (for example during G-Easy's verse), it's still far from a club track. Does this mean that lyrical skill and content is not as preferred as twerk club music? Yes, but we knew that. But has Trae the Truth's love of putting out this series not justified it's return? In the short-term I say Yes. But in the long-term I say it's doing what it's supposed to do. Trae the Truth has never been a commercial rapper, he's always been the one willing to do things his way, even if that was the longer way. The impact of this series may not be realized right away. But it may be that one song that one person may need to get through their day. And to leave the right impact, one that lasts forever, that's enough. Trae the Truth is as the chorus says. I'm On.
P.S. It's some dope fucking lyrism on this track.
P.S.S.: Fabulous did recycle his first bar.
Checkout the video to "I'm On" below:
When it comes to a good story, the internet is undefeated. Whether it's comedy. tragedy, drama, or romance the internet has it all. It's the things movies are made of! And much like Michael Jackson's Thriller video the internet can be a horror movie. So what happens when the internet and the Thriller music video team? Another great #TwitterStory, told this time by comedian @roywoodjr. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and let's see what happens.
And there you have it! Another #TwitterStory. Would you go on a second date? Leave a comment below.
Also who could forget the video that started it all "Thriller" by the GOAT Michael Jackeson.
The internet was set a blaze when J. Cole, Jermaine, announced that he was releasing an album called KOD. This caused lots of speculation about what the meaning of the album truly meant. Did KOD stand for "Kids on Drugs"? Or is it "Killing or Demons"? Or better yet is it "King Over Dose"? The answer still open to interpretation and it seems to be the way J. Cole likes it.
Black Panther is undoubtable a classic when it comes to movies that are culturally impactful. The movie has won countless awards and has broken numerous records. But the true measure of how impactful this movie is, is still yet to be known. This undoubtedly puts a lot of pressure on the soundtrack to not just be a regular soundtrack, but a soundtrack guided by artists who themselves drive culture and influence. This is where the label TDE and most notably Kendrick Lamar comes into to play. Listening to the album there is no doubt that Kendrick has left his mark all over the album by appearing on 5 of the 13 songs on the soundtrack. But it falls short of having that one truly impactful track.
Super Bowl goals,
For Jay-Z it's the first bar that seems to prophesize the inevitable. A half-time performance at Super Bowl 52. Who would've guessed that after his wife performing at the previous Super Bowl that Jay-Z would be up next. The world's biggest stage with millions of eyes tuned in. For Hip-hop this would been a pivotal accomplishment in validating the genre's legitimacy and it's longevity. But as the lights dimmed and the music started to play, it became inevitably clear that this wasn't Hip-hop and it definitely wasn't Jay-Z. This was Justin Timberlake.
No truer words express the unattainable expectations that hip-hop has seen with the Grammy's more than the song 'Moonlight' by Jay-Z. The song itself talks about the movie "La La Land" being declared as the winner of "Best Picture" at the 2017 Oscars only to be announced moments later that the movie Moonlight was the actual winner. This is a snub that the culture has seen time and time again from award shows. So is 'the culture' stuck in La La Land? La La Land often refers to a euphoric state and a land of make believe. It's this same mind-set that many people believe Hip-hop artists are stuck in as they have often measured the success of their career and the pennicle of being a Grammy award. But is this truly realistic?
Sometimes being first is all that matters. Earlier today Lil Wayne dropped the Dedication 6 Reloaded. So in light of being the first to review the whole album....... ITS FIRE.
Hip-hop has taken over. From TV, to music, to the internet hip-hop has left it's imprint in pretty much every market. So when it comes to cartoons in this new age it would only be right that hip-hop be represented as well. That's if they want to be relevant. And one cartoon that's been paying homage to the hip-hop scene is show Teen Titans Go! Airing on Cartoon Network, Teen Titans Go has become one of the stations biggest shows. Known for it's super hero characters and new style music, has become the recipe for success for this cartoon, which has quickly become become one for the most watched shows on the network. Here are a few clips of the super hero's hip-hop adventures.
Kendrick Lamar dropped another classic album. I know what your thinking. Didn't he just drop Damn.? Yes. And coming off a critically acclaimed album Kendrick Lamar is back with his new album Damn. Wait hold up. Am I reading that right? Yes, he is re-releasing Damn. again. So is there any new songs? No. Is this a bonus CD with extra commentary, or Deluxe package, or something? No. It's Damn again. But not quite. The major difference between this new Damn. and the old Damn. is the tracklist ordering. The tracklist is completely in REVERSE of each other.