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You hip hop purists are really fucking yourselves on this one, and you next-shit mafuckas are proving why you need us purists educating your asses on this culture. The backpackers are being total hypocrites with regard to the “old school” they want so desperately to keep living and breathing even though nursing homes are where all people inevitably end up and these young kids, even the educated ones, are too busy texting and sending tweets to their favorite rapper’s designated twitter monitor (the new weed carrier?) that they want us old folks to move our shit along so they can get “on to the next one”. What is all this useless pontificating about?
For those who ain’t up (and for real, wake up the fuck up) Jay Electronica blessed us with a new joint called “The Ghost of Christopher Wallace” which, after 2 ½ minutes of Jay Elec ripping the beat to shreds, includes an additional 4-5 minutes of Puffy yelling his ass off about who in the hell knows what. Almost instantly after the track dropped, before anyone even had the chance to absorb yet another classic from the man who would be king, everyone with Cool Edit was chopping off Diddy’s hype man shit and just bumping the verses. Now I’d expect that from these young’ns, with their ADD and their inability to comprehend how one of the best albums of all time can include tracks that exceed the 6 minute mark. But you cranky old mafuckas with your Lord Finesse 12”s ready on demand to school some young punk should know better than this. Do you even know what hip hop is????
Look I’m not hating on the younger culture cause yall can’t be blamed for this one, we haven’t educated you because we un-educated ourselves on this one. With this song, Puff Daddy is, right now, the ultimate representation of old school. Let that sit there for a couple minutes, cry a little, I know it hurts. Hip hop (in its essence for real) served the purpose of hyping a party, of rocking a crowd, and as it developed, of expressing words of wisdom on the mic, but apparently only Puffy remembers the days when a block party contained a lot of hype for the DJ along with a verse or two from the young talent. He knows that celebratory rap isn’t as simple as a Just Blaze beat and Jay-Z popping bottles, it’s an overall feeling of unity, of love, of hype. The shit he’s saying is calling back to a time when hip hop was so much more of a party and so much less of a soap opera. “We are the krush groovin’, the body movin’, the record makin’ and the record’ breakin’”, is this not the most old school shit you’ve heard on a record in the last decade? And that’s from PUFFY? You know what 4 minutes of hypeman shit after 2 ridiculous verses is? That’s motherfucking hip hop. And yall are cutting that shit off and then telling the youth that they ain’t got knowledge of the culture. Yall mafuckas must have forgot what the culture is.
If we wanna educate the youth, we gotta not only stop being so arrogant but stop being so blind to what’s around us. We gotta use the opportunities presented to us instead of constantly trying to jam the Jungle Brothers down these kids throats like they give a shit about conscious rap on a Friday night at a club. Puffy and Jay Elec put three decades of hip hop history into 6 1/2 minutes, now do your homework and stop hating on a legend.