Well I guess XXL Magazine is at it again, with a new Blog updated about white rappers and how they suck. The article is written from the stand point of probably a failed rapper, and terrible “writer” if you want to call him that. I would not. I would call him a guy who knows somebody in the magazine, and needed a job.
The title of the article, references, Cracka, as does the article multiple times. Cracka or Cracker is pretty much the same as calling a black guy the “N” word, and XXL doesn’t mind using it over and over. It surely shows the ignorance in the writer and website for letting it be published.
The article goes beyond ignorance when it posts a picture of Mac Miller (now known as the white Track Filler), and talks about only three white rappers, Eminem (surprise there huh?), Asher Roth, and Yelawolf. The article does mention the Beastie Boys, but calls them a Rock Groups, not even a Rock Group? And they go on to mention, Scam Adams(Sam Adams), who purchased his way to Itunes fame a year back.
So they really do their research over at XXL (paid for slot) magazine, I can see. When you have “white artists” like Slug from Atmosphere, who has been putting out and selling music for about a decade now, never even mentioned in the magazine. Rapper Wax, now on Def Jam, never in the magazine, yet getting deals, touring, and moving more units than half the trash put into XXL magazine.
Racism goes both ways in this world, and as we can see from the stupidity of this magazine, it isn’t going to end anytime soon. So we decided to let XXL magazine and a few others in on our Freshman List of White Rappers for 2011. (No order)
Wax- The kid has been featured on our site a few times, he created a buzz via dope viral videos, and toured recently across the entire country with his Low Budget Tour. Amazing lyrical skill, and his beat selection is awesome. He plays guitar and a few more instruments, sings hooks better than the radio would like him too without Auto tune. His delivery is flawless, and his story telling among the greats, but he is white so you won’t see him in XXL.
Chris Webby-Now the boy, Webby, catches a lot of heat from bloggers, but his fan base is solid. He has a few things going against him, one being an incident at Hofstra University that could or could not involve him snitching on a few people. (we don’t know the full details) Second, is his ‘burbs gimmick that sometimes has you question his lyrics. Put those two things aside, add in his fan base, and you have a legitimate artist. He has a nice, sometimes aggressive flow, and he does have bars. He reminds us a lot of Mac Miller aka The Track Filler, but he is actually solid.
Macklemore-If you don’t know the Seattle MC, Mackelmore, well stop reading this article, go to Youtube, and check him out. Yeah, he has been around for a minute, but never in XXL magazine. He is pure nasty at making a hot song. Period. Every album I have the guy is amazing, he reps Seattle harder than the Seahawks, and he might be the best rapper on the list. He is the truth! EDIT as of print time, Macklemore has been put into the Show and Prove section of XXL!!
JellyRoll-Ok so I had to peep into the South and find a solid sixteen writer, Jelly Roll is that dude. Sure I could have gone with Haystak or Lil White, but I really feel like Jelly has the ability to get passed those 2. His song, “Riding All Alone”, is that real, if you haven’t heard it, then again, I advise a trip to youtube. That is a real life song that any race can relate with. He also has the South inside his music, meaning the boy can go Crunk at anytime as he does with Lil White, on “Pop a Pill”.
Michael Barber-Bearing that he doesn’t move to the south of France and cut his ear off, (Von Gogh for those that don’t get it) Michael Barber has a great chance to move forward in 2011. His drug abuse and mental problems have led him to deals and failed deals with multiple labels.(Universal, WMG, Road Runner) I wasn’t a fan of the kid until Mathematics of the Wu showed me his last album. It was solid and his production is top quality. Again, if we he can stay clean and sober, he will be force in this industry with connections like Nas, The Wu, and Nappy Roots.
Beedie-Now I have been unsuccessfully trying to link up with rapper Beedie from Pittsburgh for a minute now. He was in a group with the before mention Track Filler, and he is 10x’s the MC Mac will ever be. Will he ever get a true break is yet to be scene, but if we had a pick one of the nicer MC’s out of the ‘Burgh it would def be Beedie. Flow, Lyrics, he paints a canvas with his raps, and is leagues ahead of artists in “the game”.
Brother Ali-Ok Ok, I get it, the man, Brother Ali, isn’t a freshman, but come on, where is the just do for this cat? He has been putting out bangers for longer than the internet made rappers famous, yet has he been in XXL Magazine? Probably not. He deserves it, and I know I said Macklemore was the nicest of this bunch, but maybe not. Ali has more songs that I put on repeat, and he has toured the world performing.
XXL Racist Article Click HERE