Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Dumbest Rap Beef Ever!?!?

Who said hip-hop was dead?

Ice T accuses Soulja Boy of singlehandedly ruining hip hop.

Soulja Boy responds.

Ice T Backpedals... sorta

Ice T Squashes The Beef

I'll be honest, as much as a completely disdain both involved parties, I think Ice T looks like a jackass here. He's obviously puffin' out his old chest cause he has an album (which nobody will even illegally download) to hawk, and if you gotta pick a target, a simpleton like Soulja Boy Tell Em' is easy pickins.

Still, you're darn near 50. Rap is a young man's sport. You don't see Bill Russell hatin' on Amare Stoudamire, do you? So, trying to go toe to toe with a mentally challenged 17 year old is a battle you're gonna lose before you even start.

On the flipside, Ice T isn't exactly doing anything to elevate the artform either. Has the man been relevant musically since "Colors"? And don't even get me started on that "wife" of his.

Soulja Boy didn't singlehandedly ruin hip-hop. He is the personification of the years and years of damage that greedy record labels and greedier media outlets (TV, black radio) have cultivated. He isn't smart enough to ruin anything other than the innocence of a 12 year old.

Leave the kid alone, Mr. Ice.

Question: Is this the dumbest rap beef ever?

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