Saturday, June 10, 2006

will.i.am thinks he can...

I just got the latest issue of XXL, and they have a feature on the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, who produces and does the main Hip-Hop shit for them (check out a partial piece of the article here). Later on in the article, this nigga starts talking about the different endorsements that the BEPs get, from Apple to the NBA and all points in between, saying that he doesn't get why people say they sold out when ATCQ, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and a slew of other MCs used to do the classic Sprite commercials, which is a good point... and he also has a point about being called a sell out. Thing is, this is the same nigga who was back-packing back when their first hit came out ("Joints and Jams", I like that track), back before they got as popular as they are now. Now, it's tracks with Justin Timberlake, and some "lady lumps" nonsense. He doesn't get this though...

Nigga, let me spell it out for you: you didn't sell out by getting endorsement deals, you sold out when Fergie got added to the group. You sold out when you got all the other bullshit put into your tracks, the NSYNC shit, the Humps shit, the fucking "Let's Get Retarded" being turned into "Let's Get It Started" for the video. Come on, dog. I don't care if you rock the bohemian style, but you come out at niggas like you are hot in the hood! The hood isn't feeling what BEP does, you know why? It's b/c you guys are MTV poster-kids! And not Direct Effect, dog... fucking TRL! Do you guys even do BET? I don't watch 106 and Park so I wouldn't know...

And now you are corrupting Busta's album with that "I Love My Bitch" shit?! I can't wait to hear your album... fake ass, bummy looking Pharrell ass nigga.

Speaking of Busta Bus, check out this funny ass video I found you YouTube... apparently, a whip ran into Scott Storch's property, and some back and forth talk goes on... funny!



3 comments:

Gav said...

Aint that the truth!!!

Good post mate, you make all the right points. BEP make me feel sick to the stomach.

There was some freakin' sponsored/featured MySpace page the other week about a BEP Honda Civic!!! When will the madness end?!

I wrote an article a couple of weeks ago bout hip-hop/hip-pop, check it out if you want... http://jeej.wordpress.com/2006/05/22/hip-hophip-pop/

Tek said...

yo your post got me cracking up, everything you say about BEP is true.
"Nigga, let me spell it out for you: you didn't sell out by getting endorsement deals, you sold out when Fergie got added to the group."
C L A S S I C
props dude

khal said...

respect to you guys... i'm trying!