Back in 2000, I was witness to one of the greatest (and most overlooked) rap battles of all time. I’ve been asked over the years what the vibe was like in the studio that night, and all I can say is, these rappers really hated each other and all that they stood for.
Ice Pinky who represented Brooklyn, Texas, to the fullest really did not like the fact that That Boy Big Weed of Houston’s infamous Hustle Skwad was not “representing the knowledge, god” and once that was communicated, it just escalated from there.
Download this while you can, because I know Ice Pinky‘s label fought long and hard to keep this battle from being heard.
Use the comments section to weigh in on who you think won. I have always thought Big Weed took a close decision over I.P. even before the unfortunate altercation happened at the end.
* … that took place in 2000, on a Thursday night, at a radio station in Austin.
This is Pelican, they are from Chicago and while they may not sing and dance, they play the kind of music that scares children, women and well, just about everybody else. How can you not love that?
and another thing…
I am very glad that I never have to worry about getting enough of my daily dose of lil wayne!
This past weekend I wrecked my first rental car! And I did it with no insurance! Top that, loser!
and because I never lie, (and I know you wanna know) lil tiger played strong safety for the Suwannee Bulldogs in ’68, here’s our team picture:
We eventually lost in the championship game, 17-14, I missed the field goal cause I was looking up the dress of this Hamilton County cheerleader …
Been masturbating, since the 4th of July. Don’t believe me? I can prove it!
And because of it, I must tell all those who peruse this site the truth about the people who write this drivel! They are not who you think they are! Think they just spin the records that you love, huh? Well I’m here to tell you, IT’S ALL LIES!
EMPANADAMN: This person has never actually eaten an empanada! His name springs from a severe case of dislexia and a fixation on the inevitable damnation of all pandas. He is a 6’7″ native of Oslo, and eats soul food 8 times a week, particularly neck bones and whiskey.
CASHLESS: Tries to portray himself as a poor man? Claims his nationality to be Jamaican? Wrong, he is actually the independently wealthy son of an Irish businessman, heir to a fortune built on urinal cakes. His facial hair has been known break broad swords and he has rejected the microwave. He’s also the former world record holder for longest recorded camel clutch on a teenager. (Never call him by his real name, Paddy Higgins O’Houlihan Flanigan Fitzpatrick Hanrihan IIX).
LIL TIGER: Born and raised in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, he is a hater of all things circular, and his eyebrows are implants. He spent his youth throwing rocks at onlookers as he practiced his “dontchaknow” dj style in nothing but a beanie and socks during the long winter months. He prides himself on being able to pee all 50 states in alphabetical order in the snow, off one 12 oz. beverage.
ELZ: The most diabolical tiddly winks player ever produced by the great state of West Virginia. Other than that, he’s your normal half-Dutch, half-Malaysian, half-Greek, half-Madagascarian Appalachian warlord with a beard thicker than mature oak tree trunk.
So you see my friends, these are not the people who you think they are! I trust that now that I have pulled away the veil, you can fully appreciate them for who they are.
Until the next time,
Join the Resistance!!!
NOTE: We’re adding a new feature to Buhbomp, called Crazy Talk. The premise — each of the Buhbomp crew has certain feelings that fall into the category of “minority opinion” (not to be confused with the opinions of minorities). Where better to present those views than on the ebays and allow others to see the error of their ways (or to gang up and clown the person with the dissenting opinion).
THE QUESTION > AF1.
I figured that would get the sneakerheads’ attention.
Before you AF1 fanboys start rifling off hate mail in the comments, let’s be civil and allow me to explain.
Point blank: The Question is one of the most important and overlooked basketball shoes of all time and needs to get its proper respect. I’m sure the AF1 apologists may read that and say, “ok … but what does that have to do with my beloved AF1′s?” Well, everything. The AF1, while a solid shoe in its own right (full disclosure, I own a couple of pairs myself) has pretty much “jumped the shark” at this point and has been overpublicized and romanticized by shoe “investors” and Nike marketers who overstate its place in the pantheon of great basketball shoes.
Why? Glad you asked. Here goes a few reasons:
1. The Question is actually a great shoe to PLAY basketball in. AF1 cult members try to say that AF1′s are comfortable to hoop in b/c Rasheed Wallace still wears them. Shenanigans. If you think he’s playing with a retail version of that shoe, I would like to sell you an advance copy of Detox and Helter Skelter for $5000 dollars. The AF1 is just plain uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time and you’d have to be crazy to try to hoop in them for any extended period of time. Maybe it is just me, but I actually like to at least have the option of playing basketball in shoes designed to play basketball in.
2. You will never find a custom “Ed Hardy Question“. Or people who own Affliction t-shirts rocking Iversons. The Question has a much lower “douche/hipster ratio” than the AF1 does.
3. The Question pretty much kept Reebok relevant, much in the same way that Jordans elevated the Nike brand above Adidas/Converse back in the day. When The Question first appeared, it made even the most die-hard of Jordan supporters take notice, with many people I know saying it was the first non-Nike basketball shoe they had owned since middle school (I was in college around the time). Reebok has largely pissed away that buzz and goodwill by skimping on the quality/design of recent Iverson signature shoes and also by not handling the reissuing of The Question in a strategic manner. But that doesn’t diminish the strength/quality of The Question. It just diminishes the white folks that are likely in charge of marketing the Iverson brand.
4. AF1 apologists will say that the AF1 sold more than any other shoe in history, so it has to be the greatest shoe ever. Beverly Hills Chihuaha was the number one movie in America for a few weeks this past year. Sales do not equal quality.
To paraphrase (and actually butcher the context) of Julius Caesar (no relation to Black Caesar), I come here not to bury the AF1, but to praise The Question. And because I’m a realist, I’m even willing to admit that The Question is not the best basketball shoe ever (probably a toss-up between Jordan III, IV, V, XI). Probably not even the most important–without the Jordan I there is no Question. I’m just saying that “kick-storians” are really dropping the ball by not giving The Question its proper due.
What says you? Agree (not likely), disagree (how much?). Tell me how crazy I am in the comments. I’m a big boy (getting bigger by the minute), I can take it.
DJ LIL TIGER starts things off with a love-themed Soul set with splashes of classic disco and contemporary R&B. EMPANADAMN holds it down in the second half with a mesh of synthy dance, pop, Hip-Hop and electro.