Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Black people don't listen to De La anymore?

It's been a long time since I visited "Stuff White People Like." But I needed some funny this afternoon and they had a moderately provocative post today.

Here's a taste:

If you are good at concealing laughter and contempt, you should ask a white person about “Real Hip Hop.” They will quickly tell you about how they don’t listen to “Commercial Hip Hop” (aka music that black people actually enjoy), and that they much prefer “Classic Hip Hop.”

“I don’t listen to that commercial stuff. I’m more into the Real Hip Hop, you know? KRS One, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, De La Soul, Wu Tang, you know, The Old School.”

What they talking about? Man, I was listening to "Buhloone Mindstate" this weekend. And, believe me, every day is a good day for some Ghostface.

UPDATE: I've been meaning to mention it here for the longest but, upon further review, U-God was definitely the worst member of the Wu. I could hardly make it through his verses. They could have switched him out with Cappadonna and I'd have been cool with it. RZA was probably the second-worst; "Bobby Digital" is a bunch of nonsense.


avery said...

whoa, whoa, whoa!!!

now de la, i'm all onboard w/ de la. i don't think i have everything, but i have most of it. and the plugs definitely get lots of burn from me. on my meters (you should get one), they're in the top 5, with stevie and james. number one among hip-hop groups.

i'm right there wi'chu that u-god was the worst in the wu. cappadonna wasn't too much to write home about neither.

rza as the 2nd-worst? can't ride for that, homey. nahmeen, i'd take rza before masta killa. i kinda dug his lines, but his flow was awful, emphasis on off.

Knockout Ed said...

I can't qualify that U-God comment but RZA definitely stinks.

blackink said...

It's possible that I'm judging RZA too harshly based on "Bobby Digital." But, honestly, it's one of the few CDs in my life that I returned to the shop.

And I'll agree Masta Killa was in that bottom third of the Wu.

But with U-God, did anyone out there honestly buy his solo CD? I remember his video getting some brief burn on "Rap City." But that's about it.

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