Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Joe Budden drops Knowledge

Continuing on with this week's theme of doing new, better shit in '09, we've got another angle of the Joe Budden vs. Ransom beef that Jay Smooth spoke on. An integral part of the whole thing was DJ Vlad, a mixtape DJ who's been more famous recently for perpetuating beef and spotlighting reprehensible behavior via his YouTube videos than any outstanding tapes he's put out. He actually put up the video of Ransom's crew assaulting a guy that was tangentially related to the whole mess. Here, courtesy of 2dopeboyz is Budden on Angela Yee's Shade 45 radio show confronting DJ Vlad about the journalistic merit in videotaping rappers and their hangers-on slapping innocent people.

There's a lot of truth in what Joe Budden's saying there. Vlad's not "putting certain information out in the world" that people really need. He's getting pageviews by sensationalism. It's his right, certainly, but that doesn't mean we should be helping him along. I've never been a big Joe Budden fan, but between his coalition of the illing in the underground supergroup Slaughterhouse and insightful commentary like this, he's definitely got my respect.

To make up for the renunciation of ignorance (and missing a post yesterday), I'll be posting something wildly inappropriate and hilarious later on today. Do you remember Fat Albert? I guarantee you'll never seen him and the gang the same way after my next post.

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