Sunday, December 14, 2008
Video: Charles Hamilton - Word? Aight. (Soulja Boy Diss)
I wasnt sure if Chalres Hamilton would actually go on and do this, since it seemed like he was gonna take the "I am a real musician and your a joke" road, but instead it looks like we have beef stew. I also find it funny how this whole thing seems instigated by thisis50, seeing as they have the videos permenantly posted up top and released sonic's statements about SB with a big heading "CHARLES HAMILTON DISSES SOULJA BOY!!!!!!!!!!!"
Well it is good to see that 50 and Whoo Kid are going to teach their prized marketing technique to the next generation since nobody thier own age will play thier tired ass game anymore.
Charles Hamilton actually breaks down the role of Interscope and thisis50 very nicely on his blog (charleshamilton.blogspot.com). Check it out:
Straight to it...
Let's start with the whole ThisIs50 move...
A few days before The Pink Lavalamp dropped, I do an interview with ThisIs50. This is where they asked me about my comments on Shade 45. The interview in which I snapped about Soulja Boy. After the interview, they said "Hey we can do some major things for your album". I said "talk it out with management".
The next thing I know, The Pink Lavalamp was set to be released on ThisIs50. My management team said that everything was worked out and so on and so forth. I know all the blogs are close. New Music Cartel. Mind you, this had nothing to do with Interscope, especially since no Interscope money has been spent on The Hamiltonization Process.
The first time we spent Interscope bread on a project for me was the "Brooklyn Girls" video.
50 and I are actually cool, but how he feels about what I should do in this situation is FAR from what I'm doing...
Now. Onto the beef.
The kid saw the video interview with me explaining why I went off in the interview. Obviously, he didn't hear the question before my comment, because it's not even available online (the audio). He puts out a hilarious video to defend himself, and after I watched the video, I just laughed. Around that time, I had a freestyle to submit for HipHopGame.com. I'm featured as their Artist of the Month. Cool. So at the end of the freestyle, I just commented on the situation, saying what they say in meetings at the label. That's it.
It gets labeled as "The Soulja Boy Response", which takes any merit away from how lyrical the track is.
Around this time, I see and hear "Head Shots", SB's "lyrical diss track". I was kinda stuck, because, well, it sucked, but the fact that he's USING RHYMES to get at me is crazy. And if it was an old freestyle, they timed it's release perfectly. So that's 2 videos from Soulja Boy that are direct and potent, against a well-edited interiew and a mislabeled record from me.
I get a bunch of phonecalls yesterday, as well as emails, texts, and other forms of ePestering about what I should do next. Chris Lighty, 50 Cent, Amanda Diva, Al B Back, a whole HOST of people chimed in to tell me what to do next. My f*ckin mother even chimed in. I was sooooo close to just WYLIN on wax and REALLY be looked at as a scumball. But no. An idea I had earlier in the week (when I was bored and half drunk listening to "Can't Believe It") ended up being what I saw as a satisfactory response to ALL the drama I been going thru.