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they see Nas as the most recent musical prophet in a line stretching from Jimi Hendrix - > Bob Marley

― deej, Saturday, March 12, 2011 5:20 PM (53 minutes ago) Bookmark

this part is prob true

i don't see any evidence that these guys are popular at all, let alone moreso than OF

J0rdan S., Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

that mac miller knock knock 'kool aid' video has nearly 5 million youtube views

just fyi

deej, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

frats like andre nikatina

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

I thought

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

we're old

deej, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

i know ppl listen to mac miller cuz i've heard his name prior to this outside of ilm

bernard snowy, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

qed motherfuckers

bernard snowy, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

ime frats used to like popular rap. ludacris. 'big pimpin.' but frat dudes dont care about, like, black eyed peas and flo rida now

deej, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

mac miller's 'donald trump' video came out one week ago and has more than 1 million views

deej, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

is mac miller signed?

J0rdan S., Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

and the song sucks too!

deej, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

sam adams 'i hate college remix' has 5 million views

deej, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

this guy is really way worse than asher roth

J0rdan S., Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

for scale, the 'yonkers' video was tweeted by kanye west and still doesnt have 3 million views

deej, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

and sam adams afaik hasnt been on national television either

deej, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

tbph i find his flow on "donald trump" generic enough to be inoffensive, and the beat's not bad; i could see something like this, but with an actual hook of some sort, being a hit

bernard snowy, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

(nb I said flow not lyrics — if i tried to pay attention to the latter i would get rolling-induced eyestrain before he stops to take a breath)

bernard snowy, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

mike posner has hits, i wouldn't be surprised if this other stuff became popular

i don't find it very interesting tho bcuz it pretty much exists in its own universe

J0rdan S., Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

take over the world, watch ilm get mad

ice cr?m, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

sam adams has been around for a while -- i'd seen his name before

idk what else to say about this stuff

J0rdan S., Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

it sucks

bernard snowy, Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

ime frats used to like popular rap. ludacris. 'big pimpin.' but frat dudes dont care about, like, black eyed peas and flo rida now

― deej, Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:19 PM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark

btw i think it's wrongheaded to say that frat guys aren't into popular rap anymore -- these types of dudes are into drake, kanye, wiz and cudi especially

lupe is gonna sell 250k albums this week, i think males 18-25 are prob a large part of his fanbase

J0rdan S., Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

wiz is a big point of crossover tho

J0rdan S., Saturday, 12 March 2011 23:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't see any evidence that these guys are popular at all, let alone moreso than OF

― J0rdan S., Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:15 PM (42 minutes ago)

i go to school in new england and everyone knows who sam adams is, unfortunately

kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

btw i think it's wrongheaded to say that frat guys aren't into popular rap anymore -- these types of dudes are into drake, kanye, wiz and cudi especially

lupe is gonna sell 250k albums this week, i think males 18-25 are prob a large part of his fanbase

― J0rdan S., Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:33 PM (27 minutes ago)

this seems to be otm

kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp that's just regional tho -- someone in cali would say the same thing about jerking

J0rdan S., Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

anyway these types of dudes have popularity, yes -- how much popularity i have no idea

J0rdan S., Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

i heard about sam adams via this (black) aspiring rapper dude who is in a frat that would sometimes link to his shit on facebook (this was before i hid him from my news feed)

J0rdan S., Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't see any evidence that these guys are popular at all, let alone moreso than OF

― J0rdan S., Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:15 PM (42 minutes ago)

i go to school in new england and everyone knows who sam adams is, unfortunately

― kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Saturday, March 12, 2011 7:01 PM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

ice cr?m, Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think i just turned old

the Hogg who would be Boss (will), Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

We opened for lupe at a small white liberal arts college last year. 2000 ppl or so. Jordan is correct in his assessment of lupe's audience

gr8080 sings the blues (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

The reason why wale's album bricked is cuz he and his label tried to connect with that market but I don't think he's fratty enough

His restarted career with maybach music seems to make more sense to me

J0rdan S., Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

j0rdan i know lupe & those guys are big w/ frat audiences too.

i think this is a break w/ that though ... these are artists who are frat-popular w/out being otherwise popular

deej, Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

this shit is appalling, want to declare 100% allegiance w/goon crew on this, but "more popular than odd future" = because of YouTube views? not sure that's really a reliable gauge of popularity, tyler's on national tv, these guys are Popular On The Internet

five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol IOW co-sign w/deej's last post. frat types are into all kinds of lame shit that normal ppl are repulsed by

five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

i know thats not proof but there is no proof of anything any more -- we're lost in a sea of non-evidence of popularity -- my pt in bringing up youtube views is to show that just because we hear a lot about odd future in our social world doesnt mean there isnt another world out there that is paying attention to different stuff

i think the odd future focus of our blogosphere lately has been a bit myopic

& jordan's dismissive "well thats just like regional rap else where" thing ... so?? do those ppl deserve less weight than us because some of us happen to have blogs or write for publications?

deej, Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

another world out there that is paying attention to different stuff

this has been the case throughout history though - as long as I've been listening to music I've been occasionally running across stuff where I go "really? people like that?" and then it turns out there's a whole huge demographic that just was off my general radar. yr right w/general observation that one's own focus tends to distort the broader picture but the broader picture has always kind of been more a conceit than an Actually Obtainable Thing

imo

five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

but my main point was everybody otm this music is terrible

five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

i guess i was teh one to big challenge on that since i claimed these guys are bigger than odd future but allow me to posit it this way then: "it is my theory that this stuff is actually galvanizing a really large group of people with considerably less media attention, a group of people the size of which is underestimated & may in fact exceed the popularity of a group like odd future, possibly"

deej, Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

i was the one to BEG a challenge

deej, Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

deej otm i know nothing of these frat rappers but i knew some frat boys and i've heard of like phish and widespread panic and the "underground" frat circuit is not to be underestimated.

ullr saves (gbx), Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

these guys get youtube hits sure but would people really buy this stuff

like are people listening to this for reasons beyond the lol irony factor of white dudes rapping

dayo, Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah I can dig that, I mean what I'd say then is lots of popular stuff isn't really that interesting & that's why people who care about rap might have something to say about Odd Future but not about this -- it's just kind of a depressing albeit well-liked among some people thing, you know? I mean this is how I feel about pop & pop crit for the past 5+ years, myself, it's like lots of smart people wanna have something to say about Justin Bieber who I think deserves about exactly as much att'n as this stuff, because the music is garbage. And it always feels forced when mainstream critics are writing about what feels/sounds like a wasteland of crap in the pop world at the moment. You know? so odd future: if you love rap, you can sink your teeth into it, even if you don't like it you'll be able to get some riffs going about it, it feels worth talking. This? all you can really say is "yup...some people think McDonald's is great food to feed to your children, too" - food critics don't write about McDonald's, right

five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

i dont think anyone's listening to this for irony except for us

deej, Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

i agree w that post, kurt novoselic of the band nirvana

deej, Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I wasn't dismissing Kevin's point about Sam Adams, but the reality is that his popularity is prob skewed in the New England area -- I hear ace hood on the radio a ton here but I don't think it means that he's popular elsewhere

I think they're less deserving of our attention cuz the music sucks

J0rdan S., Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

«( «_«)» zzzz «(«_« )» (Lamp), Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

thing is like - unlike OF, these guys are not being pushed by critics...or rap blogs...or MTV or anything - yet they're still well-known among a certain cohort of ppl. that means something, i'm not sure what

kl0p's son (k3vin k.), Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

sublime is also well known among a certain cohort of ppl, so is O.A.R.

dayo, Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

idk yes the music is terrible (to my ears) but if they can garner some kind of following in this day of balkanized music taste and make a living off of this, and the music is harmless, more power to them I guess, even if they won't be blowing up on pitchfork anytime soon

dayo, Sunday, 13 March 2011 01:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Hoodie Allen" -- really?

― Helping 3 (Hurting 2), Sunday, August 21, 2011 12:40 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

drunk 'n' white's elements of style (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 23:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

every frat rapper has the exact same fake new york accent, they are all from the same place, fake new york

lag∞n, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 23:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

plainview, ny, apparently

drunk 'n' white's elements of style (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 23:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

wtf is a hoodie allen and how is he playing a venue as big as the showbox market?

― chief keef olbermann (The Reverend), Wednesday, January 9, 2013 5:38 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

haha at least a couple times since i've been writing a show calendar there's been some unfamiliar name headlining a good-sized venue and i look them up and i'm like oh duh, frat rapper. most recent one was Chris Webby.

Chief Cypher Raige (some dude), Thursday, 10 January 2013 00:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

i believe Hoodie Allen's look is called "Mark Ronson" btw

Chief Cypher Raige (some dude), Thursday, 10 January 2013 00:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yo, have you heard the new Hoodie Allen record? Shit is BANANAS.

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 14 January 2013 17:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Feel like it hasn't quite caught yet though. Bit of a sleeper.

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 14 January 2013 17:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is the thread where i think all of you are just fucking with me

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 14 January 2013 17:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Chance the Rapper is working with Hoodie Allen, apparently. Poor kid.

longneck, Monday, 14 January 2013 17:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

what hoodie allen song are you talking about

rap steve gadd (D-40), Monday, 14 January 2013 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

oh boy i guess i have to know who this guy is huh

the craziest half-court shots and wildest WAGs (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 14 March 2013 23:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

so credible folks seem to be legitimately liking that mac miller record. it was inevitably going to happen within the next year or so, but still

what the fuck is going on here

thot police (fadanuf4erybody), Sunday, 9 June 2013 23:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Poster The Sheeple (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Sunday, 9 June 2013 23:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://instagram.com/p/ag5TV0s2GG/

J0rdan S., Thursday, 13 June 2013 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

i don't know who that guy is but he has ronald mcdonald eyebrows

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 13 June 2013 21:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's like a more accessible odd future album. With worse rapping

rap steve gadd (D-40), Friday, 14 June 2013 02:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

oof worse rapping than odd future

some dude, Friday, 14 June 2013 02:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

lorde willin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 4 October 2013 19:42 (10 months ago) Permalink

Post-Macklemore flow

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, 5 October 2013 06:22 (10 months ago) Permalink


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