Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rap Beef Fail

So B.o.B. just came out with his diss track directed at Tyler, The Creator called "No Future"...(get it haha). The song is a response to Tyler’s track “Yonkers”. Tyler raps on “Yonkers”. “I’ll crash that fucking airplane that that faggot niggah B.o.B is in/ And stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus/ And won't stop until the cops come in.” Tyler has expressed a dislike for the brand of prepackaged, pop-oriented hip-hop that is gaining popularity recently. He often complains about the similar chord progression in many of these songs. 

When I heard "No Future" it was easy to conclude that B.o.B. was just messing around and most likely threw something together quickly to have some fun. This was apparent due to the arrogance of the lyrics and the minimal amount of actual disses in the song. I also thought to myself why would B.o.B. even care enough to honestly be offended by some Joe Shmo's rap. Turns out I wasn't to far off, B.o.B. told MTV 

"You feel flattered. I didn't take it as a dis at all. I think in the hip-hop world, the more that we accept competition ... Listen, you cannot accept competition and still be competitive."

"It's when you lose, when you're on the losing end, that's when it gets serious and escalated," he said. "But I think it wasn't really anything that serious."

The song is clearly a failure at any attempts to diss Tyler. But if you forget about how the song is supposed to diss, your left with a surprisingly great deliverance of dope rhyming. Tyler addressed the track viaTwitter: "I don't think the 'No Future' song is even a diss. But I've never heard him spit like that. Took me by surprise, cus it's tight." 

Considering B.o.B. rose up the the charts so quickly its understandable that many people often only know his pop side, but B.o.B. also has some underground releases that really blow you away. Anyways... in conclusion I think this rap beef was super lame; Tyler ended up praising B.o.B. and B.o.B. said he was flattered by "Yonkers". This beef failure leaves me wishing for the good old gangsta rap beefs of the 90's :(.

Heres the a download link for "No Future" by B.o.B. Click Here
And heres an extra link for my favorite underground song by B.o.B., "Generation Lost" Click Here

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