dudes riding hard for the wackness of lil b, its also the reason Rap music aint took as serious no more and basically a clown show. Dudes like Lonely Island boyz getting it in, when about 10 years ago them dudes wouldnt even be allowed into any hip hop circle what so ever. Rap music lost cause the fans are frail and stupid. Its become a parody of itself, and it aint even funny.
As a formber back packer, a kid who grew up in the golden era of hip hop and participated in the 90's hip hop lifestyle, with a preference in consious rap, and former hater of lil b, I can honestly say that I no longer hate lil b because I get it. Not just that, but I get hip hop as a whole. Backpackers been trying to keep hip hop segregated to one specific subgenre niche group with a certain sound and flow. And we accuse anyone who doesn't like that sound of not really loving hip hop. But hip hop is world wide and everyone expresses hip hop differently.
Lil B is not trying to be a super lyricist. He's making fun music. He's a positive dude.
Meanwhile, back packers and purists only get more bitter. What's funny is that most purists think hip hop is supposed to be this super serious deep passionate thing. And I unerstand that. When I was growing up it was raw lyricists like Ras Kass, Chino XL, Pun, Killah Priest, Canibus, and more who I connected with most. But while some chose to express their intellect and passion through hip hop, that's just one offshoot of what hip hop is.
Hip hop was born as party music. Rappers rocked party crowds. B boys danced to impress the party. DJ's played the music. And while some graf writers don't beleive that graf is one of the pillars of hip hop, their artwork was very much a visual representation of hip hop. So if you really wanna get pure, Pit Bull is more hip hop than Immortal Tech. LMAOOOO. I can imagine niggas brains exploding in fury right now. Hahahaha. It's true though. HIp hop was born to be fun. Don't get me wrong, my favorite style of hip hop is still the lyrical stuff. But there's room for fun stuff.
IMO, hip hop went wrong because backpackers got too serious. People gravitated to hip hop to have fun, not have their intellect stimulated. So when dudes are over here writing intricate rhyme schemes, the average fan is tuning out. This is why southern rap blew up. It was fun. This is why Jay Z remained relevant while Nas hasn't. He kept it fun.
Lil B is not the problem with hip hop. Corny dudes with wack beats, out dated fashion senses, unwillingness to let go of the past, closed mindedness, bitterness who take themselves too seriously is the problem with hip hop.
I'm not going hard for lil B at all. I don't need to. I'm just pointing out that Joey is going at the wrong target.