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PostSubject: Lack of credibility   Sun 06 Nov 2011, 3:45 pm

I wanted to title this thread "credibility killers". but the selected title sounds better I guess, lol. Whether it was in a song, interview, etc, name something that an artist and/or group said (and/or did) that made you question their credibility as an artist. I have an example, something that always stuck out to me:

Former No Limit artist Mac had a song on his Shell Shocked album called "Empire" (the album was solid up till the next 2 lines). He rapped in a direct quote:

"I could give a f*** bout hip hop, the culture, or the cause
The s*** is watered down like a scene from Jaws"


Read that sentence again, if you wish.


This made me instantly think, ok, if you can care less about hip hop and its culture, what the hell are you doing on this track? You can probably say "money" is an influence, but you should want to be in the music business for more than just the paper, in my opinion, and this is coming from someone who has a desire to enter the business in the future. I can go on with endless questions in this situation.
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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Sun 06 Nov 2011, 4:07 pm

I luv that Mac line and got what he was saying. You took it too literal.

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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Sun 06 Nov 2011, 7:31 pm

Seriously Wayne? Nas says the same shit for an entire fucking album and it's cool, but Mac says it and you're all up in arms about it?
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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Sun 06 Nov 2011, 9:32 pm

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Seriously Wayne? Nas says the same shit for an entire fucking album and it's cool, but Mac says it and you're all up in arms about it?

Here's the thing. Nas did make an album titled Hip Hop Is Dead, plus he made this same statement many times, especially leading up to the release of the album, however, at no point during said album did Nas mention he could care less about hip hop in general (although one could make the case that even saying "hip hop is dead" means you don't care about it). I also feel that Nas made this comment based on how he felt the state of hip hop was at that time, and a lot of us felt the same way.
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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Sun 06 Nov 2011, 9:43 pm

Well Mac was saying the same thing pretty much. Mac was saying why say true to hip hop when it is not being true to itself. Hence the statement "this shit is watered down like a scene from jaws." Also he was saying cats screaming that true to hip hop shit but they want to get paid off their craft also. And why should he accept being broke to "stay true" to the game.

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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Sun 06 Nov 2011, 10:16 pm

You're just quoting one line Wayne. The whole verse is about how Mac thinks it's bullshit that all these haters are running around calling out no limit for not being real hip-hop etc. when they are doing the same exact shit in their videos, etc. etc. etc. and trying to get paid just like No Limit. He's basically saying this ain't about no "keep it real" bullshit, it's just an excuse jealous people try to use to bring them down.
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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:12 pm

lmfao really?

that line is dope actually

"Fuck rap, I'm tryin to make CREAM and that's that" did Prodigy lose credibility too?
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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Tue 08 Nov 2011, 1:19 am

Phonte says he does it to pay his mortgage.
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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Tue 08 Nov 2011, 1:20 am

Wanduras wrote:
Phonte says he does it to pay his mortgage.

He bought a house? What a fag. Real hustlers squat.
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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Tue 08 Nov 2011, 1:25 am

Wayne wrote:
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Seriously Wayne? Nas says the same shit for an entire fucking album and it's cool, but Mac says it and you're all up in arms about it?

Here's the thing. Nas did make an album titled Hip Hop Is Dead, plus he made this same statement many times, especially leading up to the release of the album, however, at no point during said album did Nas mention he could care less about hip hop in general (although one could make the case that even saying "hip hop is dead" means you don't care about it). I also feel that Nas made this comment based on how he felt the state of hip hop was at that time, and a lot of us felt the same way.

My sentiments exactly
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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Tue 08 Nov 2011, 1:28 am

Let me translate:

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Seriously Wayne? Nas says the same shit for an entire fucking album and it's cool, but Mac says it and you're all up in arms about it?

Here's the thing. My hard on for Nas makes me make silly excuses for anything he does. He can do no wrong!

My sentiments exactly
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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Tue 08 Nov 2011, 1:32 am

Just callin it like I see it Burrito Boy
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PostSubject: Re: Lack of credibility   Tue 08 Nov 2011, 5:26 pm

The track was dope and MAC called out people for acting like brand new bitches. When No Limit started making dollars people were screaming that keep it real shit. When they were keeping it real to what they knew.
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