Can you say “don’t start no shit, won’t be no shit” with me, ladies?
Look, its sad that another human being has died, but why the hell is there this grand outpouring of feelings for (and there’s no other way to describe it) an idiot who decided that pulling out his strap would be the ideal way to settle an argument? Granted the argument is settled now, but not in the way he hoped, I’m sure. Because of this 32 year old man deciding to behave like a 15 year old juvenile, five kids don’t have a father today. Still, I’m sure they’re glad their daddy ‘kept it real’ right to the end, right?
Amongst the mass outpouring of grief from people who would never even have heard of Proof at all had it not been for a certain white boy, there have been Dilla-esque attempts to rewrite Hiphop history once more. Its actually hilarious to check out some of these marks spitting about how much they loved homeboy’s amazing skills, when his ‘much underrated’ album stands at around 50,000 copies sold. It seems they didn’t love him THAT much.
And yes for the record, I’ve heard many of Proof’s freestyles including the infamous Westwood/Eminem ones, where he does indeed rap rings around Marshall, but that was a looooooooooooooooog time ago, and his work with D-12 is hardly something to write home about, is it? At least Royce Da 5’9 tried to step out from under Em’s nutsack to try get a little acclaim of his own. Like it or not, Proof is going to go down in history as a Slim Shady weedcarrier who got popped arguing over a pool game.
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Remember kids, if he hadn’t been killed, he’d be up on attempted murder charges today, and while it may seem like that’s the current coolest move to promote a new album (Hi Cassidy), its actually bloody retarded, and if more people in the Hiphop industry (and society as a whole) spoke the truth about this type of shit instead of glorifying it, etc etc etc… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Always remember, young jedi… man who pulls gun too easily lacks scrotal sack and boxing ability.
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