Whenever Stereogum posts a rap news item or a new hip-hop track/video, the indie-reactionary ire in the comments section always teeters between hilarious and just plain enervating, making our own commenters’ occasional “oh noes, not more rap music!” kvetching seem downright reasonable. But this most recent selection of comments from SG’s simple, non-threatening “hey, Kanye beat Fifty” update reads more like the kind of invective you’d trawl for on a conversative news blog on one of those days when you just need to be reminded of how charming America can be:
How long before their rivalry turns to murder, 2Pac and Biggie style?
And how the hell do those NOW compilations ALWAYS rank so highly on the charts?
Posted by: Greg at September 19, 2007 4:00 PM
“Told Jay I did a song with Coldplay / Next thing I know he got a song with Coldplay / back of my mind, I’m like, ‘damn, no way’ / Translate Español, ‘No way, Jose!’”
Very deep lyrics. They’ll probably wind up shooting each other.
Posted by: steve-0 at September 19, 2007 4:46 PM
this is scholarly stuff, really. I fear for our country….
Posted by: jojoboytoy at September 19, 2007 4:51 PM
It’s funny how you guys poke fun of his lyrics, as though your indie freak-folk bands are modern day Shakespeares. *listens to my hyper-literate prog-rock Decemberist songs*
It’s all about the delivery with hiphop, scrubs.
Posted by: Y’all are hataz at September 19, 2007 6:00 PM
delivery with nothing to say. Then they shoot each other
Posted by: steve-0 at September 19, 2007 6:10 PM
and it’s all about degrading women and glorifying murder and gun violence too. i’m gonna buy some for my daughter now so she can learn to speak English incorrectly, grow up a “ho”, and have a life of poverty!! Fun!!!!
Posted by: jojoboytoy at September 19, 2007 6:13 PM
first one to commit murder or get shot becomes the next hero
Posted by: tecklepenk at September 19, 2007 6:17 PM
Colin Meloy has more intelligence in his turds than these two idiots have in their combined brains. So, their richer. They’ll end up riddn’ with bullets. God bless ‘em.
Posted by: uyuyuy at September 19, 2007 6:20 PM
I think hip-hop glorifies women. In as far as they should all be ho’s, while the heros, the “pimps” of the the world, sell them. This hip-hop culture is good for our children, you’ll see.
Posted by: tommylee at September 19, 2007 6:22 PM
Colin Meloy is also boring, don’t forget that part.
Posted by: stafford at September 19, 2007 6:27 PM
that’s probably because you don’t understand all the big words he uses
Posted by: uyuyuy at September 19, 2007 6:31 PM
And because he doesn’t start his songs with “Yo, this be Colin from da decemberists!”
knowwhattimsayin? (no, I don’t)
Posted by: get outta my way at September 19, 2007 6:34 PM
you know how i know you’re gay? you rap with coldplay
Posted by: jona at September 19, 2007 9:19 PM
Seriously…”know what I’m sayin’?” jokes? Are you my Genesis-lovin’ dad confronted with Snoop circa 1993? This in addition to the creepy racism underlining the multiple instances of “they should shoot each other/someone else.” After reading this I’m actually starting to feel a little bit bad for Stereogum, judging by the bigoted dullards they have clogging up the the drain trap. In fact, I’m almost starting to think that each time they post a hip-hop-related item they’re actually performing a kind of horizon-expanding public service by thumbing these tools in the horn-rimmed eye. Almost.
Kanye Knocks Out 50 Cent [Stereogum with a hat tip to reader Gregory Coffey, 'cause hell if I'm gonna wade through that myself on a normal day]