Couldn’t let this go. In response to Ice T’s recent publicly derogatory comments towards Soulja Boy, this weekend Kanye West, a half ass rapper and ok producer, decided to stick up for his music-industry-in-arms patna, Soulja Boy. That’s fine and dandy. Their commonalities as artists would suggest an aligned viewpoint on music and what it takes to be successful in the recording industry today. But unfortunately, and disappointingly, in the process, West decided to deride Ice T, one of the most influential Hip Hop artists of all time. He also downplays the significance of sampling, which adds to the common misunderstanding of its application in hip-hop and other modern music. There seems to be a growing sense that sampling and looping is somehow played out. What a disgrace. One can only wonder if Kanye is defensive in this situation because of his deep level of empathy. Ice T > Kanye West + Soulja Boy

Soulja boy is fresh ass hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip hop is sposed to be. He came from the hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound and a new dance with one song. He had all of America rapping this summer. If that ain’t Hip Hop then what is? A bunch of wannabe keep it real rappers that ain’t even relevant, recycling samples trying to act like it’s 96 again and all they do is hate on new shit? Niggas always talk about the golden age but for a 13 year old kid, this is the golden age!!! That song was so dope cause everything he said had a hidden meaning… that’s Nas level shit… he just put it over some steel drums which is also some Nas shit if you had the 2nd album cassette with the bonus track “Silent Murder” on it. In closing… new niggas get ya money$$$$$$$$$$ Keep this shit fresh and original…. ain’t no fuckin’ rules to this shit and that’s what real hip hop is to me.

see also:
Ice T vs. Soulja Boy – Crank Them Colors (Dj Solo Remix) / audio
Ice-T And His Son Respond To Soulja Boy / video
Soulja Boy Responds To Ice-T / video
Ice T – Fuck Soulja Boy