THE CONFESSIONAL: Most Hip-Hop Blogs Suck


They say confession is good for the soul. Today we YFWB offer another installment of The Confessional, an ongoing feature on Your Favorite White Boy, where your man B-Double will be confessing certain things that he would not dare bring up in the company of his Hip-Hop brethren.

Bless me Reverend Run, for I have sinned.

It’s been 14 days since my last confession.

I’m tired of mouthing off subliminally, so I’m just going to come out and say it: most Hip-Hop blogs are unoriginal clones that really contribute nothing to the online rap community.  What do I mean by that?  I mean that ever since the New Music Cartel started to provide the majority of new music and video content out in the raposphere, there have been a million Nah Right Jrs and OnSMASH orphans that popped up to clog our bandwith.

As a blogger that strives to bring new content, fresh ideas and relevant opinion to the table, I get heated when I see “authors” promoting the same videos, the same music and the same content as about 400 other blogs out there.  For the life of me, I have no idea how they get any traffic.  Why would I go to your stupid-ass site when I can go to one that posted it in the first place?

Blog readers and viewers should respect and support websites and blogs that bring new ideas or offer their views on artists and their music.  It is an incredible challenge to post new ish day after day.  Don’t get me wrong:  I’m not complaining –  I love doing this.  It’s not work to me.  And sure, I’ve been known to post up a song or a video if it catches my eye.  But that’s the minority of posts.  Other sites?  Not so much.

There is some fantastic content out there from people who love Hip-Hop and post thoughts and opinions worth being part of the ongoing dialogue of this thing called rap.  These sites have given me a different and often hilarious and/or dope perspective of their own Hip-Hop experience(s).  We need more of these kinds of sites.

But too often, site administrators just grab code from whatever big site they visit and then post it on up.  In fact, in compiling the list above I saw the same damn video and downloads again and again and again.  Just so we’re clear:

  1. If the video you post can be found on 50+ other sites, STOP BLOGGING NOW.
  2. If your site looks like an unofficial member of the NMC, STOP BLOGGING NOW.
  3. If you post any download you find regardless of whether you like it, STOP BLOGGING NOW.
  4. If you been blogging for 6 months and have never written an album review, STOP BLOGGING NOW.
  5. If you can’t string a coherent sentence together, STOP BLOGGING NOW.
  6. If you don’t comment on other sites and add to the general discussion, STOP BLOGGING NOW.
  7. If you’re offended by this post, STOP BLOGGING NOW.

So, in summary: if you just post videos or zSHARE links that you took off of other websites, your blog sucks, my dude.  We all know there are a lot of rappers our there that shouldn’t be rapping.  The same goes in the raposphere: just because you can create a website, doesn’t mean you should.    Do us all a favor and delete that thing.  Leave it to real Hip-Hop writers.

Wow.  I feel a lot better.

In the name of God’s Son, the Father MC and the Holy Ghostface.