Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

I’m not going to waste any time today folks. There are a lot of big mouths in Rap these days and nobody is getting checked! I guess I’ll talk about Mr. West first. Kanye went in on Wiz Khalifa the other day via Twitter. Apparently Wiz posted about smoking a strain of weed named KK and that’s what set off Ye. I got wind of this via text message from a Ye fan friend of mine so I checked out Ye’s tweets. I checked Wiz’s too! Hip Hop Heads, I’m going to bet that the weed, KK, is probably named after Kanye’s beau but that doesn’t mean pass the dutchie to the right when it’s supposed to go left. My initial thoughts were “aren’t Kim’s initials K.W. now?” or are they K.K.-W.? Obviously, the creator of the strain couldn’t get approval to give the trees her full name so he used the initials. All we have from Kanye now are a bunch of deleted tweets and a clap backing ex-girlfriend. After realizing he was wrong there was still no apology but I’m glad Wiz stayed firm on his stance and didn’t catch a real L. Twitter fingers can turn to trigger fingers but don’t shoot yourself people! What part of the game is that?

We all know Vince Staples has a big mouth and even though he can rhyme he doesn’t always put his words together in a sentence, respectively but now B.O.B. is over here going back and forth with a scientist. Not Bill Nye, I mean like a real astrophysicists by the name of Neil Degrasse Tyson. B.o.B. argued that the world is flat, even though we actually have the proof that the Earth is round, in his song Flatline, indicating that Tyson is being paid off to lie. I know that there are cover-ups for big time lies about a lot of things in this universe but I don’t think we have to worry about the globe being flat. This is that one time where your smart friend is too smart for themselves. I hope B.o.B. just continues to make good music because the reply, Flat to Factdiss track written by Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s nephew is dope! B.o.B. should’ve kept his mouth shut.

This last one is very near and dear to my heart as it involves one of my favorite lyricists of all time, Ghostface Killah. If you haven’t been on the webs lately, GFK and Martin Shkreli ahave been going back and forth since Shkreli’s arrest a couple of months ago. The two have been exchanging words via social media and random videos. GFK was asked about some of Shkreli’s tweets by TMZ and replied in true GFK fashion noting that Shkreli had a Michael Jackson nose with a Pee Wee Herman face. However, this morning I saw a video on TMZ with Martin Shkreli and some “goons” that was utterly disrespectful to the almighty WuTang Clan and Hip Hop as a whole. This guy brought up Killah Priest and insinuated that for whatever reason he had Priest arrested and interrogated about some drugs. Too me, this entire situation is about to get out of hand. I’m not sure if billionaire Shkreli knows or cares that Ghost is still connected to the streets and I’m pretty sure Ghost doesn’t care what law enforcement Shkreli knows so this has the potential to get ugly. What makes this bad for Hip Hop is that it makes it look like we can be easily punked and that Hip Hop isn’t the tough musical genre that it once was. Back in the days people were actually afraid of Rappers because they actually did the things they rapped about but that doesn’t even hold true anymore. If they feel like they can punk us or beat us at our own game they’ve got another thing coming. That’s why when we stand up to speak we have to make sure that what we are saying is worth listening too; just like I hope my words are worth reading. If we don’t speak up now than we will never get another chance to speak at all so speak now or forever hold your peace.

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