Weekend News Wrap Up: Drake’s A Spoiled Rich Kid, Young Buck Calls G-Unit Radio & KRS ONE’s Holy Book
Monday, October 19th, 2009 at 7:44 pm
Drake Is A Spoiled Rich Kid
NYC rapper Cormega recently shared his opinion of Hip Hop’s newcomer Drake. The Queens MC feels that the younger MC doesn’t exactly meet the standards to be the “ideal” rapper. Cormega says:
“I can’t f*ck with Drake, I like Drake, I like Drake as a young man trying to make money but I can’t take him serious. Number one, he’s rich. He’s rich man. I don’t like when these spoiled rich kids they just get into rap because it’s something they can do but they pops got money and they put ‘em in the game and then they start rapping about something, a life they could never live. Go do something else. I mean, sh*t, if I could switch with you, I would be the rich dude, the rich goody good my whole life. N*ggas like us rap about sh*t because we lived it. These n*ggas use rap as a hobby.”
Cormega has a point, it may be a little distorted and bias, but is still a good point. However I’ve never really heard Drake rapping about hustling and the streets, he mostly raps about girls and money. Drake is a controversial topic is Hip Hop today, he’s got a lot of fans and critics, but both sides do agree that he has the lyrical talent and at the end of the day that’s what makes him a success.
Young Buck Talks 50 and Eminem
Former G-Unit member Young Buck, called into G-Unit Radio this weekend and spoke about his relationships with both 50 Cent and Eminem. First Buck addresses rumors of his alleged beef with Eminem. Buck says:
I would never diss Eminem. I’ma be real. What had happened was I got a white producer that’s from my town [He] produced that track. So when I went into the booth, I’m like ‘Eminem, we after your a**.’ Basically speaking on the production side of things because the producer of the track is a white dude and Eminem is his favorite and just f**king with him.”
He went on to add that he was upset that the track was released the way it was.
“Actually, I still slam the shit out of his a** for keeping that shit on there. Eminem’s been one of the realest motherf***ers with me in this rap sh**. There’s only a handful of ‘em, you know.”
Buck then spoke on his relationship with 50 Cent, saying:
“I’m doing what it takes to survive. You know, I’m still trying to handle the business side with 50 Cent. I ain’t nothing but a phonecall away or an [airplane] ticket away.” ”I’m just ready to keep it moving.” ”I’m willing to get some money. I’m willing to come to a conclusion and put something out there.”
Buck made the fatal mistake of beefing with 50 and once you start with 50, there’s no going back…
KRS ONE Releasing Hip Hop Bible
Hip Hop legend KRS ONE is releasing a new book of biblical proportions, yes biblical. “Gospel of Hip Hop” is the first volume from his highly anticipated I AM HIP HOP imprint. The book is 800 pages of pure Hip Hop religion. Here’s the full details:
“Set in the format of a self-help holy book, this 800-plus-page opus is a spiritual manual for citizens of Hip Hop Kulture that combines classic philosophy with faith and practical knowledge, for a fascinating, in-depth exploration of Hip Hop as a life path. Known as “the Teacha,” KRS ONE developed his unique outlook as a homeless teen in Brooklyn, New York, engaging his philosophy of self-creation to become one of the most respected emcees in Hip Hop history. As Hip Hop’s true steward, KRS ONE painstakingly details the development of the culture and the ways in which we, as “Hiphoppas,” can and should preserve its future.”
The book is set for release in November and definitely sounds like one of those things all Hip Hop heads must own.