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KRS-One welcomes Soulja Boy

The mere thought of this makes me cringe, due to my uncontrollable hate on Soulja Boy.  But it’s true.  The teacher himself made the statement on BET.

BET was holding a little talking heads show that involved Soulja Boy and KRS-One discussing their different perceptions on what hip hop means.

Just to prove my point, Soulja Boy apparently views 50 Cent as “old school”.  Tell me it’s hard not to bristle at that.

KRS-One had this to say:

“It’s easy to sit behind a computer and diss and talk. But to meet a man face to face and say ‘look, we appreciate you, we respect you, but this is where we need you to be to keep our legacy alive.’ Soulja Boy respected that totally.

In case you’re wondering, the “sit behind a computer” comment is squarely aimed at Ice-T.  On this one, I’m probably going to have to side against you, KRS.  I think Soulja Boy is not the way to go.  I don’t welcome him to hip hop, but I appreciate him getting people to have a good time.  His style is just not what hip hop means to me, on a personal level.

Still, nice to see people out there actually discussing things like rational adults.

[Source: HipHopDX]

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Travis Barker in the remix – Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times has a little piece on Travis Barker’s new gig.  For those of you who don’t know/remember him, Barker was once the drummer of Blink 182.

I know, tons of street cred, right?  But seriously.  He’s always been a talented drummer and recently has gained some notoriety for having survived a plane crash with his musical partner, DJ AM.

As well, he’s been slowly been getting more and more into hip hop.  Besides performing as TRV$DJAM, Barker has become the latest YouTube celebrity.  What all started as his jamming along to Soulja Boy on the drums (terrible choice, I know) and innocently uploaded has become a huge hit.  The video, posted below, has 20 million hits. That’s just absurd (nothing compared to the 100 million views this unrelated video has), but just goes to show how much the internet has changed things.

Since this video came out, he’s been approached by other big hip hop stars to ‘remix’ their songs by drumming along to them.  He’s done it for Flo Rida, Busta Rhymes, and Rhianna.  Only one out of those is someone I’d consider hip hop, but that’s besides the point.

If you’re a rock fan, check it out.

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Ice-T Puts Soulja Boy In His Place

Ice-T has finally said publicly what others have been thinking for a minute now: that Soulja Boy should “eat a dick” for “killing hip-hop.” I’ve never been the biggest Ice-T fan, nor would I agree that the “Crank That” emcee has single-handedly destroyed hip-hop, but it’s always good seeing an older cat stick up for the genre they worked so hard at legitimizing. Check it out:

Unsurprisingly, Soulja Boy responded by releasing his own video. Although most of it is an unhumorous rant, at around the 5:45 mark he makes an interesting point, challenging Ice-T to “make a record” if he isn’t feeling “where the game is” and, instead of hating, to “save” hip-hop by teaching the younger generation.