ROUND 1 MATCHUP 12: ICE CUBE VS MAX B
REASONS: wrote for one of the most influential groups of all time, brought angry political rap and gangsta rap together, turned gangsta rap into the phenomenon it is today, opened the door for rappers as actors in film and television, opened the door for not just rap but popular culture to censor itself less, put the west coast on the map, married the west and east with chuck d collaborations, laid the blueprint for diss tracks being as personal and disrespectful as possible
INFLUENCED: eminem, snoop dogg, run the jewels, tupac, the game, biggie, bone thugs, geto boys, cypress hill, dead prez, black star, lupe fiasco, nwa, schoolboy q, vince staples, e-40, kendrick lamar, black thought, common, childish gambino, kanye west
REASONS: invented the term “wavy”, made melody more acceptable in gangsta rap, especially in new york, first gangsta rapper to be really experimental with melody on hooks, wrote ballin by jim jones (a still referenced hit that still provides a blueprint for a lot of today’s hits), first in hip hop history to ever troll through media (via dvds pre social media), brought french montana and asap yams into the game, gave dipset new life and extended the last wave of influence from new york until asap mob
INFLUENCED: wiz khalifa, currensy, kanye west, french montana, asap rocky, asap ferg, a boogie, zillakami, spaceghostpurrp, chris travis, yung lean, 6ix9ine, young thug, future,drake, flatbush zombies, underachievers, lil b
REMEMBER THIS IS BASED OFF INFLUENCE AND NOT WHICH RAPPER YOU PREFER, LIKE THE COMMENT OF THE RAPPER YOU CHOOSE
#TeaVwatcherz - It Just got real 😳 read article here via tmz: Tekashi69 is still sitting unprotected in general population of a federal prison, but his biggest concern right now is for his family's safety ... TMZ has learned.
Tekashi's got a good reason to be worried, according to the feds ... who say the rapper's recently fired employees want to "super violate" him -- a gang term for revenge, in general, and possibly murder. His attorney, Lance Lazzaro, visited Tekashi Tuesday and tells us, "Daniel’s mood is fine, because he knows he is innocent. He’s extremely concerned about his family." 6ix9ine had been trying to get in some QT with his 3-year-old daughter in the weeks before his Sunday night arrest. He was with her and the child's mother celebrating her birthday just last month. Lazzaro tells us he doesn't know of any specific threat to the family. As for any threats to Tekashi behind bars, Lazzaro says he hasn't asked for protective custody, but the feds could make that decision on their own if they think Tekashi's in danger. He's gonna be in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center a while longer.
Lazzaro says he plans to postpone Wednesday's scheduled bail hearing, because he plans to try the Courts of Appeal instead. Remember, a federal judge denied Tekashi bail on Monday.
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