1 – Blatant, uninteresting, uninformed, tacky opportunism: So far all 14 comments agree 15 Things Prodigy Should Do Now That He’s Out Of Jail is a terrible example of lame.

d-day  | March 7, 2011 12:48 pm
article is so weak. i understand you’re trying to be some opportunists but don’t feed us bullshit just to get traffic via pee’s coattails….
Wtf  | March 7, 2011 1:01 pm
Whoever wrote this article needs a new job because they’re shit at their current 1, making up 15 points off the top of their head, what’s next? Masturbating in a library?
T  | March 7, 2011 1:06 pm
Wow, the author suggested he work with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. Smfh.

2 – Lay off a longstanding, widely read, creative opportunist whose content was consistently censored for questionable reasons.

Come to find out, the reason my login didn’t work is because they changed it on me, because they’d fired me. Unceremoniously. Via email. A couple of days prior. It may have been sent to a spam folder (because XXL sounds like the name of a pr0n site for fat chicks), or it may have been buried under a deluge of press releases from rappers who sit around all day emailing people.

No shots here. XXL is one of a few publications I still have some kind of respect for (and that’s not ’cause they listed us in their top hip-hop blogs list), but that’s probably why these moves get under my skin.