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J. Cole Takes Aim At Cultural Appropriation With Iggy Azalea, Eminem Diss on ‘Fire Squad’

J. cole album leak After J. Cole’s album 2014 Forest Hills Drive leaked on Wednesday, the real topic of discussion became the jabs the hip hop star threw at white rappers who seem to be stealing the hip hop limelight from Black rappers.

All 13 of J. Cole’s tracks found their way to the web well before their intended December 9 release date and fans are buzzing about his “Fire Squad” track, which took aim at Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Macklemore and even Justin Timberlake.

“History repeats itself and that’s just how it goes,” he raps. “Same way that these rappers always bite each other’s flows/ Same thing that my ni**a Elvis did with rock ‘n’ roll/ Justin Timberlake, Eminem and then Macklemore.”

It was later in the verse that J. Cole imagined himself trying to be happy if he saw Australian rapper Iggy Azalea snatch a Grammy in the future.

“While silly ni**a argue over who gon’ snatch the crown/ Look around my ni**a, white people have snatched the sound,” he continues. “This year I’ll probably go to the awards dappered down/ Watch Iggy win a Grammy as I try to crack a smile.”

Although the rapper immediately states that he was just joking, he also added that “all good jokes contain true s**t” before rapping, “Same rope you climb up on. They’ll hang you with.”

This isn’t the first time J. Cole has questioned the importance of race when it comes to selling music.

On his track “Crooked Smile,” he ponders what type of success he might have seen if he was a white artist.

“Wonder why we inhale, cause we in hell already/ I ask if my skin pale, would I then sell like Eminem or Adele,” he raps on the song from his 2013 album Born Sinner.

It’s an argument that has long plagued the rap community—not about whether or not white rappers belong in hip hop but why they are catapulted to success for music that many argue is sub par compared to their Black counterparts.

There is perhaps no better example of this then when Macklemore went home with not one but four Grammys earlier this year, while Kendrick Lamar went home empty handed.

Social media was set ablaze with users who voiced their frustrations with Macklemore’s Grammy win and explained exactly where the frustrations were coming from.

“Let me clear this up RIGHT NOW,” an Atlanta party host tweeted. “Nobody is upset b/c a white man won a Grammy.”

A series of tweets that followed explained, “We mad that a less talented rapper (& I use that losley [sic] ) won BECAUSE he was white.”

J. Cole takes aim at white rappersThe same argument has been applied to Iggy Azalea’s success.

Debates have been flying over why the white rapper is able to rap in a manner that got Nicki Minaj criticized early in her career but she is seeing great success with that same formula.

Many hip hop fans argue that if a Black female rapper delivered the same rather simplistic and predictable verses that fill Iggy’s music, she would struggle to find the same success.

Iggy has also never been the target of claims that her sexually explicit music makes her a poor role model for her young listeners – the same claims that have been launched at Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and more.

Meanwhile, J. Cole took the time to send a message out to the current top rappers in the game and urged them to start working more closely together rather than focusing on hip hop beefs over who has the “crown.”

“Who’s the king,” the question blares towards the end of the track. “We all kings.”

A distorted voice goes on to say that “there goes lil ol Jermaine” snatching the crown and destroying it rather than placing it on his own head.

He ends the track by saying that the message is for “all kings” because he knows “deep down every poet just wants to be loved.”

 

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107 thoughts on “J. Cole Takes Aim At Cultural Appropriation With Iggy Azalea, Eminem Diss on ‘Fire Squad’

  1. Why do we continuously look for the approval of the white powers that be? What does a Grammy really mean? That some board of white music "professionals" who don't even listen to the music, think that this persons music is better than the others? Rap /Hip hop from it's inception was never meant to be "Grammy" worthy. It was inner city poetry meant for the culture to have insight to what was going on with our people. It was creative lyrics designed to enhance parties and bring enjoyment to those in attendance. Once again, we have fallen for the banana in the tailpipe. Until we establish our own meaningful awards, set by our own criteria's, we will continue to wonder why the Macklemore's & Iggy's and not J. Coles & Nas'.

  2. Money!that's what a Grammy means.

  3. Shatavia Blank Blank says:

    Very well said. Just stop attending the Grammys…its not like we're really wanted there anyway

  4. Not necessarily Kelvin. There have been countless records sold that made tons of money for the artist that weren't even Grammy nominated. The real money comes from touring.

  5. Nyansapo Dickson says:

    True, but I am sick of these people appropriating what isn't theirs. It doesn't help when you have uncle toms either.

  6. You can't doubt Em's skill though

  7. Sal Shabazz says:

    Man we have to value our culture… Look at all the DJ's are there any black DJ's on the radio???? Look at the Videos there is no black women in videos… We have to care are we will be erased for the history…

  8. Kevin Jackson real money comes from having your own production company…. and selling your own records and merchandise. Touring usually doesnt break even let alone make money.

  9. Alison Adams says:

    I thought music was color blind.

  10. Brandon King says:

    Reverence racism. What your saying is this is only for blacks and that white people can't have any part in it. Sounds like segregation to me. And as far as there not being black djs on the radio wtf are you talking about there's hundreds of black djs. Macklemore won a Grammy simple because he had the most catchy song of that year. It brought in people who rarely listen to hip hop. The same thing with iggy and now you're saying it's a closed club it's not a black thing it's music. It should bbe freely shared without persecution.

  11. Menelik I agree with some of what you said. You do make money from production and having your own label. However, if you look at tours and pricing of the tickets, you're not just breaking even. No way did the On the Run tour just "break even". Usher's UR tour just didn't "break even". There is plenty money made from touring.

  12. Menelik I agree with some of what you said. You do make money from production and having your own label. However, if you look at tours and pricing of the tickets, you're not just breaking even. No way did the On the Run tour just "break even". Usher's UR tour just didn't "break even". There is plenty money made from touring.

  13. Mcgowan DreamGirl says:

    We as young black males and females need to learn from one of the best entertainer which is the late MJ. He wrote, sometimes produce his own music. He owns his own catalog and sum major stars from back in the day. Yes he blew his money because it was no value to him but great music to him and his fans. Plus his work ethic was amaze-in.

  14. j cole is faggot rasist , why kannye west sales is like to others white j cole? I think you don't have talent , j cole is just a faggot , don't cry for 1 grammy faggot.

  15. Talia Shanell Mason says:

    Lmao! You must be 12 or something!

  16. No. Most people don't expect white people to speak with a country accent because country music people do but most people expect Black people to speak with a Urban accent because of Rap.

  17. I don't think Em and Macklemore are the same as Iggy. Em grew up in Detroit while and Macklemore's Cadence aren't necessarily Black. Iggy isn't American she and speaks with a false accent.

  18. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    It will be once white people stop trying to take over the culture we created. {{-_-}}

  19. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Brandon, who exactly are you to dictate the rules of hip-hop and who we must include?

    Whoever built the house makes the rules. If you can't respect the owners of the house, then you should leave. {{-_-}}

  20. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    OUR music ain't colorblind. We built it. We make the rules. Respect them or leave. {{-_-}}

  21. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    He's still an outsider, skill or not. {{-_-}}

  22. Shatavia Blank Blank says:

    Right @talia. Kid where are your parents?

  23. Shatavia Blank Blank says:

    I personally like macklemore's music but iggy I don't care for. I can respect white artist admiring our culture. They aren't the problem. It's everyone else. It's the people who want to call it anything other than what it is. Don't be mad at or blame the artist, blame the world around us.

  24. j cole is talking about what is black and what is white , racist , facts he is crying about grammy , artist don't need to talk about grammy and crying , look at eminem he diss grammy and mtv, for years. rakhim say real artist don't see the color but talent .

  25. and j cole ist not black his mom is white

  26. Shatavia Blank Blank says:

    First of all whites will never see him as white. Secondly obviously you must be a kid because it's not just about the damn grammy. Educate yourself about the struggle of AA artists. Do you know how much was stolen from AA artists & the industry slapped white faces. Artists would see their record covers & there would be white faces everywhere. The grammys is just a prime example of white artists winning because they're white & not necessarily because they've earned it. I'm not saying that's always the case but in the case of iggy & macklemore many true rap & hiphop fans feel that's the case. How many people in the damn grammy board really know anything about rap/hiphop? I'm sure there were quite a few people who just voted for who they most closely identify with on a physical level.

  27. Never one artist talk about race never , when whe are talking about what is black and what is white its not human .. why jay z have 19 grammy ? or jay z its white nobody have more grammy than jay z in hip hop , j cole loser he talk about grammy and crying ,and talk about race , thats its wrong for her carer .

  28. Shatavia Blank Blank says:

    Ok kid you can't even spell so I'm going to stop wasting time.
    J. Cole isn't expected to win. White America doesn't let any black person win when they are trying to educate/wake up/enlighten the black community. They only let sellouts & ppl who poison the black community win! And that's with anything!

  29. Brandon King says:

    Johnny what your saying is that since we didn't have a hand in starting it then we have no right to be in it now. So if I'm to understand this correctly white people can't do anything that black people started. And black people can't do anything that white people started. That's what your saying right.

  30. Brandon King says:

    And Johnny exactly what rules are being broken. How is Eminem or mackelmore disrespecting black culture.

  31. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Brandon, why not pay attention to what I actually said instead of trying to assume and put words in my mouth?
    I didn't say white people can't be in hip-hop. I simply said that BLACK PEOPLE created hip-hop and we set the rules. If you have a problem following our rules, then GTFO. It's really that simple. {{-_-}}

  32. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Mr. Cole already outlined that I'm full detail so many you should reread what he said.
    Again, our rules don't have to make sense to you. You just need to either follow them or LEAVE. {{-_-}}

  33. Leo Nautilus says:

    Johnny Ace Okeke what rules?

  34. Leo Nautilus says:

    Culture evolves via Appropriation. If you wanna take all the elements of black music and keep them to yourself that's fine, we'll just take the stuff White people invented back, like Electric instruments, Motorised vehicles for touring, Multitrack recording technology, Microphones, Speakers and Vinyl records.

  35. Leo Nautilus says:

    …OR we could throw all that taking credit for other people achievements bullshit out the window and focus on making great music instead of sniping at each other over the amount of melanin we have in our skin.

  36. Nyansapo Dickson says:

    Brandon King Technically, yes you have no right being in it. White people's pattern is to steal what isn't theirs. Second of all, please explain to me what in the world Whites have started from a cultural standpoint? Exactly, nada.

  37. Nyansapo Dickson says:

    Music is not colorblind…smh @ this b.s. Only Whites say this dumb crap because they want a piece of our culture.

  38. Nyansapo Dickson says:

    Yea they are. Whites in general are cultural appropriators.

  39. Leo Nautilus says:

    So based on that logic White people set the rules on ALL recorded music. Since a white man invented recording technology…

    …See how stupid that sounds.

  40. Brandon King says:

    I really have nothing else to say it's sad to see such racists hypocrites.

  41. Leo Nautilus says:

    Brandon King Careful, it's racist to call these racist's racist.

  42. Matthew Key says:

    Well, of course the Grammys are only targeted towards White artists, but what about the White artists that have been accepted by Black people but ignored by the White mainstream with artists such as Teena Marie, Lisa Stansfield, Jon B, Kym Sims, Simply Red, Anastasia, and JoJo? I would take them over Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, or Robin Thicke. Plus, Iggy is an Australian rapper trying to sound like she's from the "Dirty South". If she used her real accent, I would actually give her some credit!

  43. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Leo Nautilus
    The ones J. Cole already outlined. Pay attention. {{-_-}}

  44. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Leo Nautilus
    Not necessarily. Music was invented by Africans.
    But of course your white mind would believe in white supremacy. {{-_-}}

  45. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Brandon King
    Of course you don't. Because I removed everything you could possibly say. So you run. {{-_-}}

  46. Leo Nautilus says:

    Johnny Ace Okeke What about Raga? or traditional Chinese music? or European Classical music? or Native American music? or do they not count?

  47. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Leo Nautilus
    Besides, this is OUR music. Not YOURS. Respect it or leave. We built it. {{-_-}}

  48. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Leo Nautilus
    And how exactly do you plan on doing that?
    Black people invented music so keep whatever you wanna keep. That shows that you're not really in it for us anyhow so why should we care? {{-_-}}

  49. Brandon King says:

    No you haven't. It's just mute. Whenever talking to a racist you might as well be talking to a Brick wall. Music has no color. That's it. Artist create music to bring people together your doing the exact opposite. And insisting that rap music should have a set of bylaws to be enforced.

  50. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Leo Nautilus
    Thing is, you're in OUR HOUSE. You don't get to just make your money and leave without giving back something to the HOUSE. The HOUSE always wins. It's not like Vegas takes credit for you making money in THEIR casinos. At the end of the day, you either respect our rules or LEAVE. It's that simple. We don't NEED to have you around and you don't NEED to be here. {{-_-}}

  51. Leo Nautilus says:

    Johnny Ace Okeke Umm no, YOU didn't, taking credit for what other black people did is like me taking credit for the theory of relativity. That's stupid. Also you didn't answer my question.

  52. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Leo Nautilus
    I am a Pan-Africanist so I identify with Black/African people as a unit. My PEOPLE did. So as a part of my PEOPLE, that reflects on me as well. Whether you like it or not is irrelevant. Hip-hop was built BY and FOR the African people. White people can join, but they gotta pay taxes and also obey the rules.

    Besides, neither YOU nor your people made hip-hop what it is today. A few bits and exceptions here and there are besides the point. Hip-hop is still the intellectual property of the African race. As as a member of the founding group of hip-hop, I have WAY MORE SAY over it than you do. So mind your business. {{-_-}}

  53. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Brandon King
    What's racist? If you own something, you set the rights to it. It's like protecting your own house.
    Hip-hop is OUR house. OUR music. We set the boundaries. Not having bylaws has done a hell of a job for us so far so it's time for a change and to lock everything down.

    I'm not trying to challenge your beliefs over what music is. I'm just trying to direct you towards other forms of music that fit your values better. Because hip-hop is what our people (Black people) made it, and we've allowed people like you to change it long enough. {{-_-}}

  54. Brandon King says:

    You just sound ignorant. There's no tax to pay. For music. Africans were the first to use music for communication by making sounds to communicate not for entertainment. It eventually evolved into what it is over time and guess what every culture has music it's not just one specific ethnic group.

  55. Brandon King says:

    Where do I pay this tax at can you send me an account number

  56. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Brandon King
    Again, I repeat: IT'S OUR HOUSE. Never mind what we did years ago. This is what we're doing now. {{-_-}}

  57. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Brandon King
    Don't worry about it. That will come in due time. {{-_-}}

  58. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Brandon King
    By the way, "ignorant" is a hidden racist codeword. But we'll leave that alone for now. {{-_-}}

  59. Brandon King says:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ignorant
    I couldn't find a synomn for any racial slurs for ignorant either. Care to enlighten me.

  60. Johnny Ace Okeke says:

    Brandon King
    No. Like I said, we're leaving that alone. {{-_-}}

  61. Clifton Khabir says:

    Black people built this,pay homage to the creators.

  62. Leo Nautilus says:

    Clifton Khabir Gay people invented computers, pay homage to the creators

  63. Clifton Khabir says:

    Leo Nautilus Nice attempt at a deflection from the main topic by bringing forth a degenerate lifestyle & comparing to an entire people & experience. It's won't work. Black people have been the most imitated & exploited. We are the original people & are contributions will not be forgotten any longer. Deuces….truth has finally caught up to the lies.

  64. Leo Nautilus says:

    Clifton Khabir actually it was a successful technique to out you as a bigot and a hypocrite.

  65. Nyansapo Dickson says:

    Leo Nautilus umm no Johnny Ace Okeke You have to understand White people have an entitlement and ownership mindset when it comes to Blacks. From an unconscious level, they think that whatever we do and create they have a right to because they had us as slaves and deem themselves superior. That's how they think, so they'll come up with stupidity like *invented recording technology*, 1.) thinking everything created is by them 2.) not understanding what CULTURAL appropriation really is because they have no culture themselves.

    Africans used music for a variety of things; it wasn't for communication. We had languages for that lol. Now, during slavery, yes music was for communicating a lot of routes/codes.

    Brandon is a closet racist and hides it under the guise of colorblindness. 99% of Whites are racist, believe that. As is that Leo person.

  66. Nyansapo Dickson says:

    Leo Nautilus Actually, the modern PC as we know it today is because of Dr. Mark Dean. Sexuality is not equal to race, utter failure.

  67. Leo Nautilus says:

    Nyansapo Dickson Actually the inventor of the computer was Alan Turing, utilising research pioneered by Charles Babbage. Mark Dean was responsible for the modern pc but saying he invented computers is like saying Enzo Ferrari invented cars

  68. Brandon King says:

    Yeah I'm a closet racis. You speak of things you know nothing about. My sister is mixed. So I guess that means I hate her. Your just ignorant likeJohnny. So sit the fuck down since you two are the only ones spatting racist hatred.

  69. Brandon King says:

    I really feel sorry for the two of you.

  70. Clifton Khabir says:

    Leo Nautilus, complete failure on your part,it takes a bigot & hypocrite to know one. Bottomline,black people are the very essence & foundation of humanity. Hip Hop is one of a long list of creations & contributions we've made. Once again,pay homage. I will never support culture vultures or their minions. If rejecting anything degenerate makes one or me a bigot…then I'll proudly & gladly accept that label. Stop equating a sick lifestyle to a racial group or dynamic.

  71. Zapp Brannigan says:

    So are the BET awards the Black powers that be? Why does it always have to be about color with black people? Can't you find something else to identify yourself as? No? Ok.

  72. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Sal Shabazz You idiot, there are plenty of black DJs. No black women in videos? What videos? I see them all the time. Are you watching Earth TV or something from another planet?

  73. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Johnny Ace Okeke You created? If anything South Bronx created hip hop. Not Blacks. There have been plenty of white people who have influenced the genre. It's not like rap didn't spawn from other genres that have white artists prevalent in them. Stay ignorant.

  74. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Maybe because out of 300 million people in the US only 41 are African American? You think that MIGHT just have something to do with it you stupid bag of shit?

  75. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Nyansapo Dickson Says someone in 2014 with a black president, guys like Al Shapton running around spewing white hate, and an entire flourishing industry that somehow manages to stay afloat even though it constantly promotes violence, drug use and murder? You are the part of the reason racism still exists. Stay stupid.

  76. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Johnny Ace Okeke Again, our rules don't have to make sense to you. You just need to either follow them or LEAVE. {{-_-}}

    You have no clue how ignorant you sound right now do you? Hopefully your stupidity lands you on the bad side of a bullet.

  77. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Talia Shanell Mason Lmao! You must be stupid or something!

  78. Zapp Brannigan How is AL Sharpton spewing white hate. Maybe some one like Farrakhan but Al Sharpton is pretty moderate.

  79. Nyansapo Dickson Eminem grew up in Detroit one of the Blackeest city's in America. Its so Black there is fist rhat looks like the Black power symbol centered in the downtown area. Granted it was made by a white artist and it was Joe Louis. Still the Blackest thing ever to have in your city

  80. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Menelik Sanders Al gets behind rioters and justifies wanton looting as a product of white oppression. police brutality =/= racial crimes and id go as far as to say both of the recent "hot topic" deaths were not even police brutality. i'd hover somewhere around excessive force at most. and im giving that on the old saying "there's more than one way to skin a cat". but as far as this whole thing automatically defaulting to racial profiling and blatant rumor, completely skipping every other plausible and factual occurrence. both were breaking the law to various degrees. both were resisting arrest to various degrees. neither were peacefully minding their own business. apparently the store owners were constantly complaining about the guy hassling their customers trying to sell lucys on the street. the whole reason all those cops were out there were because they were responding to a nearby fight, and his soliciting/selling of cigarettes caught their attention. at that point, he should have realized he was breaking the law and should have surrendered. but he didn't. you don't just get to waive away arrest when you're caught red handed, breaking the law. it sucks that he died, but he was complicit in it up until someone had to take the extra mile in putting this man under arrest. what else would they have done? "ok man just get out of here, and don't you do that again." because he probably would. and then what? a fine he wouldn't pay? he's just become conditioned to never having to provide in society, and that selling singles on the corner is enough when there are millions of other jobs he could be doing in society. and as an asthma smoker of all people. not a stand up guy no matter how much his wife wants to spin her tale. just like michael brown. robbed a store, punched a police officer, tried to grab his gun and then somehow thought he was superman and could take a barrage of bullets by charging the guy. there's a reason they call it "deadly force" obviously the hormone imbalanced (something obviously had to be wrong with his brain chemistry) michael brown lacked the common sense or street knowledge to not bring fists to a gun fight. the fact sharpton only gets behind these crimes, and blames it on racial tension, is the epitome of white hate and racism. check mate.

  81. Zapp Brannigan says:

    I wish i could see your face the moment you realize im right and everything you think you know is a lie

  82. Zapp Brannigan says:

    but hey…at least you're learning.

  83. Zapp Brannigan Rioting is normal when people feel in a injustice. In Shay's rebellion, the most important riot of this country historically. People looted the U.S military armory. Black people are tired being harassed by the cops that is why they are rioting. Cops disproportionally go after Black people. There is a higher percentage of Black people in Jail for Drug related crimes even though white people do and sell more more drugs then Black people at a higher percentage. Yes you shouldn't break the law but Cops should also do their job properly. The Choke hold the cop used was illegal. I don't understand how you choking someone out for selling cigarettes illegally is a reasonable response . Lets choke out some of bankers that caused the economic collapse in 08. Maybe they should find a better job. From the official transcripts of the court 19 out of 26 people say Mike Brown had is hands up. Also the store owners said they never called the cops about the robbery. Wilson never says in his testimony that is hwy he stopped him. Rarely do situation like these happen in white communities. Although they do happen, there was a situation in Utah where a Black Cop tells a white kid to put his hands up and keeps his hands on his waste . He's shot and killed him on film and the cop didn't get convicted. I hope that family wins there civil suit if they have one. I would rather have those people riot and loot instead of taking up arms against authority like the people at the Bundy Ranch.

  84. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Menelik Sanders He wasn't being choked in the sense that the maneuver was performed with the intent TO CHOKE. He was choked because the maneuver was performed on someone that because of health reasons, responded more severely than most people. The economy got screwed over by a lot of people, and is really not a great analogy. Corrupt people go to jail all the time. Enron. Bernie Madoff, etc etc.

  85. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Menelik Sanders At 11:51 a.m. on August 9, 2014, a convenience store security camera captured video of Brown taking a $48 box of cigarillos and physically assaulting and intimidating a convenience store clerk.[30][31] A police dispatcher reported a "stealing in progress" at 11:53,

  86. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Menelik Sanders At 11:51 a.m. on August 9, 2014, a convenience store security camera captured video of Brown taking a $48 box of cigarillos and physically assaulting and intimidating a convenience store clerk.[30][31] A police dispatcher reported a "stealing in progress" at 11:53,

  87. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Menelik Sanders At 12:01 p.m., Wilson drove up to Brown and Johnson in the middle of Canfield Drive and ordered them to move off the street and onto the sidewalk. Wilson continued driving past the two men, but then backed up and stopped close to them,[6][33][34][35][36] after realizing that Brown matched the description of the robbery suspect, according to Wilson.[37] Dispatch recordings indicate that Wilson called for backup at 12:02, saying "[Unit] 21. Put me on Canfield with two. And send me another car.

  88. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Menelik Sanders At 12:01 p.m., Wilson drove up to Brown and Johnson in the middle of Canfield Drive and ordered them to move off the street and onto the sidewalk. Wilson continued driving past the two men, but then backed up and stopped close to them,[6][33][34][35][36] after realizing that Brown matched the description of the robbery suspect, according to Wilson.[37] Dispatch recordings indicate that Wilson called for backup at 12:02, saying "[Unit] 21. Put me on Canfield with two. And send me another car.

  89. Zapp Brannigan says:

    But it's ok. Keep believing whatever you have to.

  90. Zapp Brannigan says:

    But it's ok. Keep believing whatever you have to.

  91. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Nyansapo Dickson What have you learned from Nunya Business? Did you get your degree in stupid?

  92. Brandon King says:

    And yes how'd you know I was a closet racist… you know absolutely nothing about me. So for you to accuse me of racism after you and Johnny have both maDE racist allegations. Is just hypocritical. My sister is black so since I'm a closet racist I must hate my own sister right? So how about you just keep your comments to yourself.

  93. Anthony Watford Smallwood says:

    What he says is true… BUT you cant really come at eminem like that… he has the rep and skill… you cant compare him to macklemore or iggy… plus he has the backing of his hood…. trick trick already making threats… haha

  94. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Clifton Khabir Are you a pioneer of hip hop? No, nor did you create it. Stop trying to own things that aren't yours. Sounds a little like the concept behind slavery…doesn't it? Make no mistake, you are a bigot. Bigotry is intolerance, in your case stemming from racial bias. Which makes you uninformed. Which makes you ignorant. Wake up brother.

  95. Dre Dre Hodge says:

    Loraine Burrell, skill is an art you develop (Talent) on the other hand you re born with, I can learn the skill or technique of riding a bicycle. What a lot melanoid folks don't get is while you can appreciate one's "developed skillset" you have to still respect the fact that they actually "LEARNED" that skillset from someone else. There ain't a single thing in this world that Melanoid peoples didn't create and is now highjacked by mostly white folks. Why is it that when we speak about us creating music it suddenly become a colour-blind topic? Ask yourself that.

  96. Dre Dre Hodge says:

    Menelik Sanders don't waste your energy, deflection is the order of the day.

  97. Dre Dre Hodge says:

    Actually it is us melanoid folks that make those instruments sound good, and get your facts straight, it was us melanoid folks who are the genesis of the creation of many of the so-called electric instruments you speak about. Dig a bit deeper into your research and all you'll see is the deeper you dig the blacker the history become. The violin, the piano, most of the string and base instruments came out of (wait for it) Afrikaaaa. do your research my friend.

  98. Leo Nautilus says:

    Believe what you want to

  99. Dre Dre Hodge says:

    What I believe is neither here nor there it's what your white anthropologist and historians say and have proven my friend. Beliefs are nothing without facts.

  100. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Dre Dre Hodge We got off the train at stop Homo Sapien. We're all the same. If you think skin pigmentation is the deciding factor when not considering everything else (nationality, ethnic background, religious reasons) which are all equallty retarded to segregate or isolate yourself from other cultures, or even worse promote one's superiority over another, you're blind as a bat. African Americans are the only ones who use skin pigmentation as an identifiable factor. Different countries in Africa sure don't do it. Different nations of the Asia have fought each other over shit for years, skin color sure wasn't it. African Americans need to get on track with the rest of the planet and look past skin color. Worry about other shit bro.

  101. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Dre Dre Hodge We got off the train at stop Homo Sapien. We're all the same. If you think skin pigmentation is the deciding factor when not considering everything else (nationality, ethnic background, religious reasons) which are all equally retarded to segregate or isolate yourself from other cultures, or even worse promote one's superiority over another, you're blind as a bat. In the words of En Vongue, Before you read me you gotta learn how to see me. BE COLOR BLLLIIIINNNDDD DONT BE SO SHALLOW FREE YOOO MMIIIIINDDD THE RESSTT WILL FOLLOW.

  102. Javi Solis says:

    ILLUMINATI BRAH.

  103. Nyansapo dickson and Johnny ace oKeke you two are nothing more than trolls. All black rappers before the culture shift used to talk about was guns drugs, hoes, guap and all that other ignorant bullshit. If anything white counter culture bit your style and made it fresher. At least white rappers rap about real shit, if we left you to your own rules and your own house you'd have more solja boys, lil jons, meek millz, lil Waynes etc than you would no what to do with. Embrace change and respect what other influences in hip hop has done for your sorry asses.

  104. Himeji Mizuki says:

    I'm not into rap as much as I used to be. I kind of strayed off it into subgeneres of Dubstep & EDEM. BUT, his verses go in. Not only do they rhyme, they are very powerful. I can mess with that. Although, I feel like this is something I'd bop my head to in the 90's.

  105. Not that it really matters but wow. CONSIDER THE SOURCE people. As it turns out J-colt 45 was just trying to make a name for himself. It was ALL an act, an a very putrid one at that. Eminem has rightfully earned his place in Hip Hop – as an all time great – and there's not a thing anyone can do to alter it (and I DON'T mean that just on a count of record sales or Grammys). Now Iggy Azealia Banks/Nicki Minaj (all the same difference) are a different story. – three big baloon heads full of hot air combined into one.

  106. Not that it really matters but wow. CONSIDER THE SOURCE people. As it turns out J-colt 45 was just trying to make a name for himself. It was ALL an act, an a very putrid one at that. Eminem has rightfully earned his place in Hip Hop – as an all time great – and there's not a thing anyone can do to alter it (and I DON'T mean that just on a count of record sales or Grammys). Now Iggy Azealia Banks/Nicki Minaj (all the same difference) are a different story. – three big baloon heads full of hot air combined into one.

  107. Johnny Ace Okeke Hip Hop is for ALL genres and cultures you dumb S.O.B., and you have no more say in the matter than ANYBODY ELSE, except hearsay and subjective half-truths.

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