Monday, December 05, 2005

Beef amongst bloggers?

My thing with this whole blogger deal is that Im just matter of fact about this. I just do this because its fun, and Im not really trying to make this into anything else per se.

But now, Im seeing bloggers "beef", and though I respect everybody doing this and taking it to different levels, I think that is real corny.

Now we got Byron Crawford versus Clyde Smith, which I found out about on Hip Hop Blogger.

My thing is this. You start using this to talk trash, and I don't think the drama is all that deep. Bloggers calling out other bloggers. LOL. If anything, that is just funny.

So you begin to see what this is about. Clyde Smith is under the impression that if he had been invited to contribute, someone over at Entertainment Weekly would have discovered his blog and made him rich and famous, thus erasing the past 47 years of his worthless, pathetic little life.

The jealous woman continues:

I'm also interested in who becomes prominent in the hip hop scene. There was an early phase in which Eric at Stink Zone put out a call to create a network of bloggers and suddenly I found myself associated with folks like Eric, Jay Smooth, Oliver Wang, Lynne d Johnson and Hashim Warren, among others. Early this year, Eric stopped blogging.

Ah, so who "counts" and who doesn't count in the hip-hop blogging scene should be decided by a committee primarily consisting of, presumably, Clyde Smith and the staff of Entertainment Weekly, not the actual kids (myself included) who frequent these sites.

You wonder if it ever occurred to Clyde Smith that he wasn't invited to contribute to this year's list because his blogs fucking suck.


LOL. Look, us "hip hop bloggers" are doing what we are doing for the simple reason that most of us couldn't get attention doing nothing else. I know I can't rhyme, can't cut a rug, can't graph to the point where I could get $ for it, and we all couldn't get writing jobs at magazines. So, we found this other outlet for which we could make our voices heard. So, when I see another cat doing this "beef", Im looking at a cat like myself. I dunno, shyt is funny.

As Rodney King would say, "Can't we all get along?"

1 comment:

  1. "Look, us "hip hop bloggers" are doing what we are doing for the simple reason that most of us couldn't get attention doing nothing else. I know I can't rhyme, can't cut a rug, can't graph to the point where I could get $ for it, and we all couldn't get writing jobs at magazines. So, we found this other outlet for which we could make our voices heard."

    I disagree. Bloggers DO want attention, however you make it sound like a last ditch outlet for the talentless. Byron and Clyde have the talent to write for mags, no doubt. However, they choose blogging. And though there are over 80 hip-hop blogs out there, they stand out.

    Y'see, getting your voice heard isn't automatic just because you start a blog.

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