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Funny how I semi-defended this guy a week ago only for him to get tested once more on national TV. Bosh, for whatever reason, had a pow wow with shock analyst Skip Bayless on ESPN’s First Take: Bayless’s home turf. Bosh isn’t much of a fighter so you have to wonder why he bothered to step into such a lions den. Anyway, Chris had time to defend himself against the emasculating “Bosh Spice” nickname Skip christened him with last season. Bosh took the high road, kept it classy and asked Skip to stop using the term. You already know Bayless wouldn’t have that. So he unsurprisingly bluntly stated his reasons behind using the title despite saying he “respects” Chris’s family name. Skip’s usually a drama king and a jerk but he made a good point in his argument. Bosh had plenty of chances throughout the year to prove himself on the NBA’s most polarizing team. However he flat out underplayed for long stretches and couldn’t act brand new when the jokes piled on. Then, when Bosh played well late in the post season, people got really quiet: Skip included. Seeing Bosh’s high and low points shows you have to take the good with the bad and in life. You can ignore the negativity or, as Chris Bosh said, use it as motivation to show and prove. Respect is earned when you perform well. Therefore, it’s surprising to see fans slowly turn around after Bosh’s play in the Finals. At the same time that still doesn’t change the fact that Skip tried to punk out Chris to his face. I mean he admitted to calling him a woman with no remorse and it’s up to Bosh to shut him up. I’m confused as to why Bosh would think Skip Bayless seemed capable of being more thoughtful. The guy makes a living off of hiking on millionaire athletes after all. At the very least, Chris didn’t play into Skip’s usual trap involving shouting matches and name calling.
These are some of the songs I will be slapping this Labor Day Weekend. What you got? Sir Michael Rocks- Cell Dope “Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe” Line em up. Danny Brown- I will This beat is swagged up and the lyrical content is perfect. #swishergang Juicy J- Stoner’s Night Roll up. #loud Boldy James- Long Run Best street rapper out right now. Main Attrakionz- Vegetables My dudes, Main Attrakionz, swagged up. . Enjoy the weekend, brah.
Chances are that if you are reading this you probably do not like East Oakland’s V-Nasty. Not trying to assume, just going by the numbers. I can see why a lot of people dislike her (it’s pretty easy to see). I am a fan. I am not going to sit here and talk about her “street credibility” or what words she uses, or doesn’t. Let me take some time to explain the title of this post. I have been in and around music for a long time and have now seen hip hop music go through two generations. I grew up on 90′s rap music. That’s not what this post is about. I also grew up during whatever you want to call the rap game for the past ten years. In my opinion it wasn’t pretty. I also grew up on punk rock music. I still listen to both, frequently. V-Nasty, to me at least, is one of the most original artists in music today, period. Like I said, this has nothing to do with her choice of words or street cred. She is the first of her kind. There is only one V-Nasty, like it or not. She is a sign of the future and progress. Change is needed. People need to feel uncomfortable for bit before they can move on. V-Nasty is making people feel weird. The Sex Pistols were a punk band from England in the 70′s (before all of our time) whom many believe were the first punk rock band that spearheaded the whole “punk attitude” and look. This is debatable and has been ad nauseam. What isn’t debatable is that the Sex Pistols made a lot of people feel weird. People didn’t like them. They hated them. They were punk as f*ck. They were doing and saying something different that ruffled a lot of peoples feathers in their day. Now they are revered and looked upon as pioneers. I’m not saying V-Nasty is pioneering anything, really. But by being an entity that has yet to be seen by the masses (see: being a white female gangster rapper that weighs about 100 lbs) she is breaking a mold. Whether you agree with her or not, breaking the mold is very important. For me it’s not just about breaking the mold. She is nice with it. This is just my opinion, but many agree with it and I know many more that do not agree with it. The whole WGM is on some different shit. A lot of people may not have been ready (including Kreayshawn). They are small white girls that were raised on a lot of different cultures in a very culturally diverse city –Oakland– and came up smoking the best marijuana the world has to offer (NorCal). You see them rapping and get mad. I see the videos Kreayshawn was directing before all this hype and the photos she took and I enjoy them. No anger. Kreayshawn‘s mother was actually in a punk rock band called The Trashwomen. Swag. Doing whatever you want and not giving a f*ck is what V-Nasty is currently doing. It just so happens that that is exactly what punk rock is about (or was at least). Change is good. People aren’t going to hold onto the same thoughts forever. If something makes you feel weird, strange, happy, bad, or angry, it still changes you. Change is good. To end this thing listen to the track below. It’s a freestyle and goes hard as nails.
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