ice-t claims that souljaboy singlehandedly killed hip hop
soulja boy responds (fun game: drink every time you hear the n-word)
special guest kanye west chimes in:
Soulja boy is fresh ass hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip hop is sposed to be. He came from the hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound and a new dance with one song. He had all of America rapping this summer. If that ain’t Hip Hop then what is? A bunch of wannabe keep it real rappers that ain’t even relevant, recycling samples trying to act like it’s 96 again and all they do is hate on new shit? Niggas always talk about the golden age but for a 13 year old kid, this is the golden age!!! That song was so dope cause everything he said had a hidden meaning… that’s Nas level shit… he just put it over some steel drums which is also some Nas shit if you had the 2nd album cassette with the bonus track “Silent Murder” on it.
what do i think? glad you asked. i think ice-t is full of shit. i think hes trying to sell some records and got dissed royally by soulja who has never sounded more gangsta than in this retort.
a year ago i was on the mtv video awards red carpet representing LAist. big stars zoomed right past me. i got to talk to a few stars, but most of the big ones blew me off big time. souljaboy just happened to have the #1 record and the #1 dance at the time and he spent as much time with me as i wanted. he was hustlin, he was workin it. and when you might wince when he says “im 17, i worked hard for this” you might not understand how a teen can work hard for something that seems like an overnight sensation, but he worked that entire red carpet, dancing, joking, flashing, stylin, hustlin. and here he is making videos and putting them on youtube.
ice t picked the wrong brotha to call out.