The some shit you’ve never seen series returns. This originally ran as part of the Hiero Rap City episode supporting Third Eye Vision (yes there was once a two hour block on daytime BET dedicated to the Hieroglyphics crew) though this video was ripped from a later “Best Of Rap City Freestyles” episode, which accounts for a few of the jerky and random edits. (A few more are my doing though). Hit the jump for bonus footage of Ras Kass and the great Joe Clair freestyling as the credits run over their faces. (more…)
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The results are in for last weeks Best Rap City Host poll, with Big Tig taking more than half the vote. With Joe Clair trailing by a margin of more than 30% and everyone else falling far behind. As we decided in the comments, this is most likely a reflection of demographics. I figure most readers are in their early to mid 20s, which mean they probably grew up watching Tigger and don’t even know half the other guys. I remember hating him when he first came on the air, but he definitely won me over as time went on. Still Cleezy got my vote. I wonder if putting him and Lez as separate split the vote, since they’re technically co-hosts. If you are one of the three people who voted for J-Nicks you should probably kill yourself.
This weeks poll will determine which rapper is most responsible for turning rap into an outer space fairy convention. Bear in mind this is not a qualitative measurement. Some of my favorite emcees are on that list, but their negative influence on lesser talents is undeniable. Who lowered the bar for masculinity? Who made all this bullshit singing acceptable? Why are major rap sites posting chill out room mixes? Who let XXL put an LRG ad on their cover?
Full results to the Rap City poll after the jump. (more…)
BET aired the Rap City finale over the weekend with relatively little fanfare. The episode, which is also streaming at BET’s memory hungry website, reunited all the hosts (from Chris Thomas to that string of nearly irrelevant bammas that followed Tigger) to talk to some past guests about their memories of the show. The whole affair was pretty understated and casual, which is probably appropriate. One of the shows main strengths, at least prior to Tigger’s exit, was the willingness of the personalities to be fans first and that was particularly apparent here, with all of them running into frame to recite old LONS lyrics or Joe Clair still geeking off the fact that KRS knew his name. (more…)
It may be time to bring back the hand grenade drawstring.