I think it’s safe to say Mobb Deep’s initial post-penitentiary efforts have been greeted with a lukewarm critical reception. It came as no surprise to witness ‘Dog Shit’ written off as underwhelming, as Nas is habitually maligned across the blogosphere. What is puzzling, however, is the cold shoulder Prodigy has received thus far considering just a few weeks ago “Free P” was certainly a ubiquitous movement.

Much of the disparagement appears to stem from his inability to rekindle the Murda Musik era vogue, but unless New York’s Mid-State Correctional Facility now provides prisoners access to wormholes and flux capacitors, there was never any reason to assume Prodigy would come home twelve years younger. Apologists have suggested he should be alloted ample time to shake the rust off, but this is a flawed argument when his recent contributions pick up right where HNIC 2 and Product of the 80′s left off. Nas’ assertion that while “locked in prison your clock stops ticking” was a spot on assessment of Prodigy’s performances on ‘Dog Shit’ and ‘Love Y’all More’.

Although revisionism has quite successfully convinced the world otherwise, Prodigy’s progression toward liberal non-rhyme schemes and the dilatory delivery present in the latter half of his career was absolutely not a result of the infamous summer jam screen ridicule. This suppositious line of thinking is problematic because it suppresses the nuances within P’s career trajectory. Proposing such a narrative is akin to assuming Ghostface Killah abruptly introduced his abstract approach on Supreme Clientele. It’s a gross oversimplification, ignoring the fact that Prodigy’s current spoken word incarnation first reared its head on Murda Musik, further transitioned on HNIC and Q.B.’s Finest, and fully manifested on Infamy.

I choose to view Prodigy’s artistic direction over the last decade as a journey of growth, rather than a series of missteps. The elements of paranoia, vulnerability, and awareness that separated Mobb Deep from their contemporaries continue to permeate his music (particularly his solo catalog). In fact, I would  argue that the ominous imagery of his later works actually trumps that of his most heralded material. In defense of Albert Johnson, he’s been in rare form since the release of Return of the Mac back in 2007. I’m not so sure the same can be said for the ‘discerning’ ears of his fans.

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Comments on: "In Defense of Albert Johnson" (105)

  1. this is written too fancy

    i gota get a dictionary, hold up

  2. nicely written tho, for real.

    and P got it.

  3. Abortatron said:

    It’s me Harlem. On the iPhone (not selling dope )
    Why don’t you draft it up, and submit it.
    Could use a Harlem contribution.
    Also, I need your phone # b.. (nohomo, no stalker)

  4. I agree that the Summer Jam Theory is crude and actually quite idiotic.

    It is kind of funny though, so it has currency in the bloggasfear.

    I do not agree that Prodigy has been in rare form in the past decade, but I do agree that his recent music should be reevaluated in relation to the rest of his output. It’s not as if the guy started out rapping like Jaz-O, he’s been on some nonchalant gutter steez since puberty.

  5. so in reviewing/critiquing music

    is it better to do so in relation to the artists entire catalog, their best discs, or the current output of artists similar…

  6. @Thun, I agree P wasn’t in rare form between Infamy and Blood Money”. But I think on “Return of the Mac”, “HNIC 2,” and moments of “Product of the 80’s” he was clicking on all cylinders.

  7. I do think P has shown glimpses of brilliance on even the worst Mobb projects, such as his performance on “Pearly Gates”.

  8. Abortatron said:

    Nice work HL.

    Ole bustin out the dictionary ass mufugga

    What up thun

  9. @MCB, any of those approaches, if overemphasized, can lead to a bad review. Or should I say an incomplete, biased, or problematic review.A balance is probably preferable, but as a general rule, I think reviewers should stick to what they know and acknowledge limitations. Not every review has to cover EVERYTHING, but too many inline reviewers write like their opinion is gospel when their gaps in knowledge are painfully obvious.

    Not sure if the question was directed at everyone, but that’s my two cents.

  10. Good write up. Salute. Stay in school, kids…

    Years ago I had to ADMIT that Hav had oveshadowed P, lyrically. That never changed. Before, I wrote off the lazy raps & non-linear rhyme scheme as his “niche,” but perhaps there is a point where cats get all rapped out. Why not? I’ll admit it’s a bit disheartening, but I wasn’t expecting him to come home SuperRappin, anyway. He hasn’t superrapped since Murda Muzik. He tried & almost succeeded on Blood Money, but that might’ve been the last look at future greatness.

    But that has nothing to do w/the legacy Mobb Deep already has in place, though. Classic doesn’t old. & fuck the hyperbole; thug life is hard. I don’t blame him if he’s done trying to impress “us” with words.

    I’m still a fan, if only through nostalgia.

  11. “…so in reviewing/critiquing music is it better to do so in relation to the artists entire catalog, their best discs, or the current output of artists similar…”

    ^^^^^

    That’s tough one. I don’t know the answer to that. Personally I tend to take music for what it for what it is right now. It’s pretty natural to compare say, Pilot Talk 1 and 2. But I’m not sure what’s to be gained by comparing “Born Like This” to “Black Bastards”. Depends I guess.

  12. @MCB, any of those approaches, if overemphasized, can lead to a bad review. Or should I say an incomplete, biased, or problematic review.A balance is probably preferable, but as a general rule, I think reviewers should stick to what they know and acknowledge limitations
    ^^^
    this is pretty much how I feel.
    but ont he critera side of thing
    i find it funny when people compare any release to that persons classic album
    yes you hope and strive that every release will be amazing, but it cant be.
    but, thats whats beautiful about music… to each their own.

    i think i end up judging (it happens…) releases against the last album they put o ut and the current market. not proud, but it happens.

  13. Abortatron said:

    *sees an intellectual convo starting*

    *opens dictionary.com in new tab*

  14. @Tony Grands Thanks for stopping by to check this out brother.

  15. projective custody p definitely didn’t fall off, he’s just not as vivid and consistent w/ the rhymes anymore

    shit like “nickel & a nail” “mac 10 handle” “the life” and “real power is people” all came out recently and are some of the best tracks in his catalog

    it’s just the projects as a whole aren’t fully dope

  16. @mcb and hl …. you’re not limited to inevitably disappointing comparisons when bringing up older albums. As hl as demonstrated in this review, sometimes its useful to examine the catalog as a whole to chart progression or get a sense of recurring themes or approaches.

    @abortatron … peace, god.

  17. Bosotn College, (known for, not that all students there are, having lots of well off douchebags,)
    is having Dead prez, Wale and J Cole for their concert.

    interesting. dead prez is ill, i just think its wild that they’re playing that school. i hope i can cop a ticket…

  18. @hl
    No doubt. Y’all gotta new reader, mos defly.

  19. Abortatron said:

    I wish there was a dope hip hop show to look forward to around my way.

    Last one was ghost, and that was almost 2 yrs ago.

    I try to get out and support the artists, especially since I steal all the music I have

  20. Boston is great int he spring for shows, cuz schools get hella artists

    now thought they are cutting out the Gen public and im older, so finding students i know is harder

    even my school i went to wont let alumni hit the concert.

    theres a show just outside Bosotn with Lupe, but idont think they let public in. dissapointing.

  21. @Tony Appreciate that. It means a lot coming from you because I’ve been checking your site for a minute.

  22. Does Prodigy even rhyme anymore? Sounds like he slurring his words over Alchemist beats.

  23. Abortatron said:

    My gza rocksmith t shirt came in the mail today. With a complimentary promo poster for nature sounds “natural selection” comp. The one that featured the OG version of “angels” by doom and ghost.

    #nerdshit

  24. Abortatron said:

    HW.

    Can u e mail me your math, fam?

  25. Abortatron said: April 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm I wish there was a dope hip hop show to look forward to around my way.

    Last one was ghost, and that was almost 2 yrs ago.

    I try to get out and support the artists, especially since I steal all the music I have

    ^^^
    that last line i hear more often than not. its a good thing.

    yeah im lucky (and broke) right now.
    April 14th KRIT and Dza and Gibbs (but its 90 minutes at least each way)
    April 18th Raekwon
    MAy+June=JETS w/ Spitta
    COol Kids
    Cunninlyguists (still considering, not sure tho)
    MOP-really hyped for this show
    shit i just seen 7l and esoteric doing a shoiw, maybe ill hit that too
    other people like XV coming thru

    Boston is a good place to be.
    We sell out shows too, Wu-Tang had to add an extra date here, only city on the tour that had 2 shows.

  26. damn tron, why you want a niggas digits

    i gave you the email homie and the wordpress security codes

    im finnicky about handing out my number, its no shots at you

    i will have a think about it

  27. Abortatron said: April 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm My gza rocksmith t shirt came in the mail today. With a complimentary promo poster for nature sounds “natural selection” comp. The one that featured the OG version of “angels” by doom and ghost.

    #nerdshit

    ^^^^
    thats ill

    whats the shirt like

    i got the ODB Rocksmith shirt…

  28. oh shit Taliba nd Jean Grae coming thru too.

    Young Dro Killer MIke pac div

  29. i gave you the email homie and the wordpress security codes

    ^
    i mean, it’s all good.. its just so i can reach you if necessary for site related shit..

    it’s no biggie, your just hard to track down via e mail at times.

  30. @Tony Appreciate that. It means a lot coming from you because I’ve been checking your site for a minute

    ^^
    Good looks. & I’ll take that as the motivational kick in the ass that I need…

  31. tron i aint envious

    butshits nice!

    you order from UGHH too?

    store is chill, like soem shit on display, but they got 4 computer stations and yu search right there

    i seen people there discussing samples Dilla used before, and when Sean P came thru with Ruste.

    i buy all my cds there, they even got a buy 8 get 1 free card hahha.

    fuck a best buy

  32. @ tron

    my bad

    i will always log in to my email from now on

  33. sn:
    ive wanted a Raw shirt for a while, but im not trying to match 4 different dudes at the concerts…

  34. Heroine Headliner said:

    Hl…..right now…..

    RAWSE>>>> Prodigy

    Tha Hitchcock of hip hop…..

    Since Big Pop’ departed…..

    #aMessageToHLsincerelyWeThaBAWSES

  35. new KGR May 18th

    yeah im hyped for thattoo

  36. prodigy >>

    but would it hurt to rhyme with some enthusiasm

    some style to go with the substance

  37. Heroine Headliner said:

    I went from “Damn…”…..

    To “Cot Damn”…..

    To “Damn, GOD, you killin’ it”…..

    #BAWSEtrajectory

  38. Heroine Headliner said:

    BAWSE iced like a glass a tea…..

    Betta yet….oatmeal cookies…..

    Y’all juss rookies to me…..

    #RAWSEgems

  39. PHARAOH M. said:

    Great Article – esp. the last paragraph. While I like Prodigy recent material too…I prefer his delivery on the CLASSIC HNIC Part 1

    Trials of Love >
    Diamond >

  40. @PHARAOH Yeah man, HNIC is truly a great album IMO.

  41. Clickin and typin for 8 plus a day,
    (excel) screen glare, so i shut the shade,
    artificual light and commercially driven,
    is this whats right for our children,
    to want what you don’t have, be who you aint
    so tempting to imagine, what our mind paints,
    as a perfect picture, of what it could be,
    but still int he office, hunched over in solidarity,

  42. mobbdeen said:

    I love when comments turn into posts…

  43. Whattup Young Republicans, what you saying tonight? I got a bottle of Absolut in the fridge, some haze.. Do I zone out to Avatar on some colourful fully HD shit or watch Soul Plane for the 13th time?

  44. Nahright Eskay
    Ashmi Rawlins
    500 Riverdale Ave
    Yonkers,
    NY 10705
    US
    Tel: +1 646 523 9249

  45. with fo fo’s my team will go at ya main source…

    good shit.

  46. mobbdeen said:

    Whattup Young Republicans, what you saying tonight? I got a bottle of Absolut in the fridge, some haze.. Do I zone out to Avatar on some colourful fully HD shit or watch Soul Plane for the 13th time?

    ^^^

    I don’t see a bitch in that scenario.

    #fail

  47. android said:

    this was pretty well written. Someone should teach jihad odor how to do this. Nice.

  48. Nahright Eskay
    Ashmi Rawlins
    500 Riverdale Ave
    Yonkers,
    NY 10705
    US
    Tel: +1 646 523 9249

    ^with fo fo’s my team will go at ya main source…

    good shit.

  49. Nah'sOnlyWhiteBoy said:

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the artwork for my first Nas “Purple” submission, called “Nas is Back”.

    http://img607.imageshack.us/i/returnofnas.jpg/

  50. Nahright Eskay
    Ashmi Rawlins
    500 Riverdale Ave
    Yonkers, NY 10705
    USA
    +1 646 523 9249

  51. Nah'sOnlyWhiteBoy said:

    Nah’sOnlyWhiteBoy said: April 9, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the artwork for my first Nas “Purple” submission, called “Nas is Back”.

    http://img607.imageshack.us/i/returnofnas.jpg/

    ^^^^

    Oops, I meant “The Return of Nas”.

  52. SMH/LOL/WTF @ NOWB

    where’s the audio ?

  53. Prodigy Albert Johnson needs proactive or something….he needs to go holla at Diddy…he got the Kevin Durant leopard spot facial complexion…

    why his hair so nappy? get it braided or cut it off…use some head and shoulders shampoo

  54. SMH/LOL/WTF @ NOWB

    ^^^
    this

  55. Nah'sOnlyWhiteBoy said:

    @Tron – I’m about to upload the first song now, Ill send it to your gmail.

    I’m working on album art for each song tho

  56. Nah’sOnlyWhiteBoy said: April 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm @Tron – I’m about to upload the first song now, Ill send it to your gmail.

    I’m working on album art for each song tho

    ^^
    but wheres the behind the scenes photos

    the interview
    and the photos for each

  57. Nah'sOnlyWhiteBoy said:

    @mcb – I’m saying, I should have planned this out way better.

    In depth interviews, creative control, etc.

    Without further adieu, I bring to you:

    The Return of Nas

    http://hulkshare.com/3yktkrqmnpqq

  58. what’d you use for the beat NOWB?
    equipment, sfotware… etc..

  59. AmpGeez a.k.a. Chief Heavy said:

    Hell On Earth is the pinnacle of Prodigy’s creative growth.

    Nothing has ever come close to what he was spitting on that album. The imagery was next level.

    Apostle’s Warning >>>>

    Nas wasn’t fucking with the kid that wrote this.

  60. Nothing has ever come close to what he was spitting on that album. The imagery was next level.

    ^Co-Sign.

    Apostle’s Creed
    Drop a Gem on Em
    Animal Instinct
    Bloodsport
    GOD pt2

    One of my fav albums

  61. Abortatron said:

    Yo NOWB

    That shit is all off beat..

    U should work with it some more

  62. Nah'sOnlyWhiteBoy said:

    @Tron – I know. I’m not a good producer 😦

  63. But to say Nad wasn’t fucking with him Amp, was utter nonsense.

  64. Abortatron said:

    U gotta practice.

    Mess with the beat some more and try to get it to sync up better

  65. Prodigy = young berg = ras kass

    They are the same

    But 17 year old Earl sweatshirt > 14 year old prodigy > 18 year old nas > 12 year old Wayne > 11 yeAr old bow wow > 16 year old soulja boy

  66. Earl sweatshirt is the goat preteen and teenage rapper of any era in hip hop

    Jay took until 26 to make an album and jay only got hot at 32 33 and stArted selling records

    Jay a late bloomer…probably lost his virginity when blueprint dropped and it went plat

  67. AmpGeez a.k.a. Chief Heavy said:

    But to say Nas wasn’t fucking with him Amp, was utter nonsense.
    ^^^

    There was a nihilistic approach to life that started on The Infamous but was fully realized on HOE.

    P is cold as ice on HOE & that’s what really made him shine in a different light then Nas. Nas has never tapped into that space creatively and I’m not sure he could capture the kind of detachment & world weary numbness that P perfected.

  68. AmpGeez a.k.a. Chief Heavy said:

    Jay a late bloomer…
    ^^^
    Nah, he was just doing iggedy, iggedy Das EFX style rap when Nas was busy snuffing Jesus.

    Nas > Jay-Z

  69. Prodigy is over ated

    His words doesn’t rhyme

    Too much gunplay murder drugs violence thug shit

    But when Keith Murray saw you and whipped ya ass you ran to get ya gun but you aint let off

    And when tru life stripped you havoc and alc naked and pistol whipped alchemist and stomped him out and broke his jaw and alc called the cops

    You did nothing p

    And when Sherm from qb jects whose doing 2 life sentences 2 pieced you and knocked you out and took your chain for getting fly with lackey the kid you did nothing p

    Jay z > prodigy

  70. troubleshooter1900 said:

    P is cold as ice on HOE & that’s what really made him shine in a different light then Nas. Nas has never tapped into that space creatively and I’m not sure he could capture the kind of detachment & world weary numbness that P perfected.

    ^I can agree with that. Nas has never been able to pull off the black hearted talk as successfully as P has been able to. I think it’s mainly P’s voice combined with the mental image of that marg that really does it though. His words hit you real chillingly. And he can spit some shit that sound like it came from the bowls of hell too. Word to Drop a Gem On Em.

    Nas started off kicking knowledge so no one really wanted to hear that from clean-cut, spit kickin nigga that was considered the grail of the new movement of hip hop.

    P was able to move effortlessly through the cracks to mix both knowledge (more towards the present day) and violence. Nas wasn’t (cause no one would believe him anyway).

    Honestly, I don’t think you can really compare the two. Especially seeing how they compliment each others style better than P and Hav can do. (Seriously) Somewhat supassing the level of Nas/AZ combination.

  71. Prodigy = ras kass = young berg

    Give me WAka flocka over prodigy anyday

    I hate seeing my rappers get beat up exposed and robbed

    That’s why I respect c murder Turk lil boosie tru life and chi Ali

    Because a man never gives up anything or backs down from anyone

    If you gotta sit in that cell and do Perpetual life sentences than so be it

    No man will ever rob punch stab or shoot me and get away with it

    That’s why i fuck with Tony yayo

    Because yay and his man killed ismael Ramirez and shoved and pushed dee and way and punked Swiss and the whole lox

  72. Nockboot said:

    Real Nigga Shit sounds like a Scorned lover

  73. troubleshooter1900 said:

    Nah, he was just doing iggedy, iggedy Das EFX style rap when Nas was busy snuffing Jesus.

    Nas > Jay-Z

    ^It’s what it all really boils down to, lol. (#NaS). To me, Jay dropped a perfect album, then dropped some meh and ok albums (vol 1 being slightly above ok), perfect (Blueprint), some more meh albums and a shitty album (KC) and an ok album.

    Sorry to say, but, Jay is over-rated and knows that he is.

    “Would you rather be under-paid or over-rated” -So Appauled.

    He knows he’s over-rated too, people take his success as it meaning that he’s the best rapper in lyrics. That’s not the case.

  74. AmpGeez a.k.a. Chief Heavy said:

    P was able to move effortlessly through the cracks to mix both knowledge (more towards the present day) and violence. Nas wasn’t (cause no one would believe him anyway).

    Honestly, I don’t think you can really compare the two. Especially seeing how they compliment each others style better than P and Hav can do. (Seriously) Somewhat supassing the level of Nas/AZ combination.
    =============================
    Which is also why they fell out.

    Nas has never maintained relationships well with cats on or around his skill level.

    I don’t wanna call God’s Son a crab or anything, but to choose to be around Jungle, Wiz, Nashawn & Nature when you could easily have a super group with Nate, AZ, Mega & the Mobb?

    If the claw fits….

  75. AmpGeez a.k.a. Chief Heavy said:

    And he can spit some shit that sound like it came from the bowls of hell too. Word to Drop a Gem On Em.
    =============================
    “You look suspicious, suspect niggas is bitches
    Get chopped up, Grade A meat, somethin’ delicious
    And laced back up, 2 G’s, worth of stitches
    To reconstruct your face and learn how to speak again”

  76. troubleshooter1900 said:

    If the claw fits….

    ^….. Wear it. I’ll go ahead and say it. Nas is a crab. Every time someone else was shining, Nas had a problem with that. Like he thought they were gonna replace him or something.

    The Firm fell apart, AZ was never effectively put on, the mobb shit when he was into it with Jay and HNIC dropped nas went in. The Cormega rift. LOL: he was even pissed at Nelly.

    Nas is my top rapper of all time, but that nigga is a crap. No other way to describe his working mentality with other artists from Queens getting money.

    Speaking of Queen’s Get The Money, that 50 diss was just plain old and tired. Like come on man, really?

  77. Prodigy aint been the same since Nas x Jay got at him.

    Let it go….

  78. Prodigy is a Fuck boi….He down South fag…He a Fuck nigga…He in atlanta with that boi in the range rover…ya heard me…

    I dont respect him after he spit that shit about Jesus…

    and he always crying and whining about having sickle cell….

    Prodigy is like Joe Buddens…always getting ruffed up and doing nothing back..

    Joe Buns gets punched in the eye…blogs about…shoots a video with a steak on his face and ice on his cheek..

    Prodigy gets snuffed, robbed, jumped….raps about guns and shooting and murders…

    stop it

  79. I’m from a different era of hip hop rap….I only acknowledge Harlem World or Amp

    because these dudes actually lived in the jects and are from the hood..

    We are from a different breed of G…I mean I’m cut from a different cloth…torn from a different fabric…made of different texture…This cloth right here they dont make it no more..

    I see Tron, NOWB, McB and KZA….co-signing Asher Roth and yelawolf…like thats whats up….nah you cracka ass crack wigga…

    they always like “Ayo, you heard that new Asher?”…”Shit was hot right, dude…bro?”

    or like “Yelawolf is a problem he down south Eminem”…”Yeah Yela dude is nice bro…”

    Everytime I see that on nahright i bend over and throw up..

    I fux with Freddie Gibbs, Waka Flocka, C Murder, Chi Ali, Tupac Shakur, Gucci Mane

    Real street dudes…none of this dancing, do the dougie, skinny jean, pop r&b rap..

    I like Waka flocka…because if you say or do something to wacka flocka…he gonna jump in the crowd…and beat you ass…punch you in the face…break ya face…stomp you out..jump back on stage…and perform the 2nd verse of his new street bama single…i mean street banga…

  80. I dont respect him after he spit that shit about Jesus…
    ______
    So did Nas and Jay.

    Prodigy gets snuffed, robbed, jumped….raps about guns and shooting and murders…
    ________
    a lot of these other tuff rappers get robbed and do nothing. Pac, Jim Jones, Terror Squad, etc.

    Rap is rap. All this shit is relative to their points of view when their career began. And all of them are removed from that life.

    Not one of these successful rappers still living in the hood or that life they rap about.

  81. The Set Up >>>

    *leaves*

  82. TS1900…i know its just music and rap..

    but if you talk about it you better be about it..

    thats how it is in the hood..

    TS1900..you cool but you no hood…at all…you one of those suburban blacks…you went to University of Chicago..

    you said so yourself…

    stay on the of Northside of the ‘go….because you probably dont want to be on the westside or southside…the wolves is there

    If dude comes up to me saying…he can ball, cross me over, dunk on me, fadeaway jay me, and score 30 points on me…

    when we get on the court…i expect all of that to happen…if not im cutting ass…and i might get confrontational..

    don’t talk about shit you aint about…

    I’m not a rapper….but if you trying to take any of my material acquisitions from me…then best believe you getting shot in the face…no questions asked or remorse….i aint a murder or criminal…but i will protect and defend mine as a real man should….

    I’ll cop out to a plea of 10 years…and come home in 5 on good behavior…

    That’s how you beat a murder case…and dispose of the body in acid..

    I’m not e-thugging…nan nigga that breathe the same air as me or bleed as me or piss when he stand…is ever gonna car jack me, pistol whip me, take my jewels, clothes, gear or money from me..

    never…my daddy taught me different…no mister cee

  83. @MobbDeen

    Wifey giving me mad stress right now, ain’t even about the puss tonight man.

    Never thought I’d see the day where I’d say that, for real.

    But Avatar is an ill movie whilst lifted, been sleeping on that for a minute.

  84. Nick Cannon > Wiz Khalifah

  85. To the Mister Cee ass niggas…that is implying Prodigy is better than Nas..

    you cowards disgust me…

    Cormega, Prodigy, Tragedy Khadafi will never be better Nas..

    Actually no one on this earth is better than Nas…never….only maybe Pac or Big..

    Cormega will always be 2nd place

    Tragedy 2nd place

    Capone 2nd place

    Prodigy 2nd Place

    Hav 2nd place

    Nore 2nd place

    Jungle 2nd place

    Nas is QB’s king…God of Queens..

    thats why Nas – 50 cent always going back and forth with each other…

  86. TS1900..you cool but you no hood…at all…you one of those suburban blacks…you went to University of Chicago..

    ^No sir. Southside (Wold 9, the roughest on the south side. On that infamous 9 block too be exact). Then moved in the HEART of the westside bro. My brother reads this and can attest to that fact where we were bron and raised.

    I ain’t a goon though. I moved around with the best and still to this day, build with my niggas.

    Can’t help I had dreams.

    *shrugs*

  87. asher roth >>>

    bubba sparxx >>

    rebecca black >>

  88. \”it\’s much more than a rap, this is pure facts
    you see what\’s really good when you catch him by himself
    dolly, I leave a fool holy
    like Jesus Christ, it\’s a miracle he still living\”

    wtf????

    im sorry…but that doesnt rhyme

  89. Nah'sOnlyWhiteBoy said:

    RNS – keep my name out ya mouth. I got goons all around the US. Fuckn skeletor ass goons. Dudes will cut you up if you so much as make eye coNtact. Dudes wear masks when they go to the grocery store. Fuckn gargoyles

  90. Nah’sOnlyWhiteBoy says:
    April 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm
    RNS – keep my name out ya mouth. I got goons all around the US. Fuckn skeletor ass goons. Dudes will cut you up if you so much as make eye coNtact. Dudes wear masks when they go to the grocery store. Fuckn gargoyles

    ^LMAO

    y’all chill.

  91. \”when we get back to Queens we gon\’ hurt you
    can\’t afford to ride, you gettin stomped out
    i got a team of dimes, they all thonged out
    ready to line you up and take you out\”

    GTFOH…

    you can still fall off and show glimpses though –

  92. Actually no one on this earth is better than Nas…never….only maybe Pac or Big..

    ^^
    cosign

  93. Actually no one on this earth is better than Nas
    ===
    Cosign

  94. no one on this earth is better than Nas

    ^Co-SigN

  95. ATCQ-Midnight >>>

  96. How are u on GBM and you ur screen name is “Nahs Only White Boy”….change it to GBMOWB

  97. Mr. Neverwearthesamethang said:

    earl sweatshirt > nas

  98. Mr. Neverwearthesamethang said:

    ya’ll wanna know who the best wrapper alive is…

    it’s ya boy wale…

    hoes call me mr. neverwearthesamethang…

    1

  99. Mr. Neverwearthesamethang said:

    yo no shots but this layout ya’ll got on here is fugly…

    first and foremost tho, the name of this site is awful…

    content is aiite…

    c-section seems strizzaight…

    ya’ll need to fix some kinkies and shit here and dere feel me

  100. Mr. Neverwearthesamethang said:

    keep grindin doe, no mr cee

  101. wale a cornball but he ripped that 600 benz joint

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