I’m not gonna lie to you, I got food poisoning last night (second time this year bt, so, you know, feeling preeeetty awesome about it) so I’m not exactly all there today. So, I’mma make my “job” easy and just hip you two a few things I saw pop up on the internet this week that had me like “Really?”
The first is possibly one of the corniest moves I’ve ever seen a rapper pull to get attention.
We’re all familiar with when rappers claim they’re “retiring”. Typically, it’s the biggest rap stars trying to drum up a way to make their next project seem important. Well, what about when a no name rapper does it before anyone has even heard of him? Yes, the music equivalent to the person who gets picked last in sports walking off the court before the teams are made. Enter this dickbag…
This is 21 year old rapper , Corduroy. He recently wrote a letter to “all blogs” and whoever about his choice to retire from the rap game…thing is, nobody knows him. Instead of me rehashing his reasons, just read it yourself:
The funny thing about him pulling this shit is that, in a way, it worked. I bet that write up on pigeonsandplanes.com got his music more listens than it ever had before. The good news is that he’s complete mediocre on every level so it’s not like this stunt is ever going to actually work. On one hand, props to him for even trying something like this but , on the other, this is a truly depressing look at how people get attention in the music industry right now. Having a hissy fit tantrum is the new “making a demo”. ughh…Entitlement is a motherfucker.
The second thing I’d like to spotlight are these videos a reader pointed out to me. Two dudes in brooklyn have a “prank show” on youtube where they basically just try to go to the hood and get fucked up. That’s the prank. Here are some examples:
I feel as though the word “prank” has gotten away from us. A prank is when you play a trick on someone. The idea is to fuck with another person in a way that has them on their toes. Not to get yourself jumped. What these dudes are doing is more daredevil type shit but ,instead of being like the dudes from jackass, they’re trying to fuck with the last people anyone wants to fuck with. I can’t put my finger on why it feels kinda racist but it definitely does. I also won’t feel bad when either of these dudes end up in a hospital.
So, yeah, a salute to this week internet dickheads of the week! Well done, guys!