Who Is New York’s Most Boring Rapper?
Friday April 22nd 2011,
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It’s the most common accusation leveled against Tri-State Rapper Dudes – ‘They’re so boring!’. Non-progressive hip-hop can seem that way to kids raised on Outkast and Freestyle Fellowship, because…well, there are a lot of bland, generic rapper’s hailing from the Rotten. What one listener considers ice-cold nonchalance is boring monotone to the next. Instead of me spending the time and effort to actually devise the list myself and then have to read a stream of comments complaining that I forgot to include Lloyd Banks, I thought I’d open the floor to nominations. If you include a reason why the Rapper Dude in question is so coma-inducing then you’re more likely to get them through into the short-list for voting.

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Nas

Comment by skiphopz 04.22.11 @

Easy: Jim Jones. Reasons? Lack of flow, generic content, subpar beats. It’s funny because out of the booth I find Jimmy’s foolishness and arrogance amusing.

Other than Jimmy, I would say the most boring rapper from NY must be Chinx Drugz (the world doesn’t need French Montana weed carriers) or any of the Hard White boys (nh). Yawwnnn!

Comment by Antonio 04.22.11 @

Nas

Comment by Mack Milli 04.22.11 @

Fred the Godson

Comment by Dre 04.22.11 @

Roc Marciano.

Close thread.

Comment by lordgruff 04.22.11 @

off course – One Eyed Jimmy

Comment by andrewfrumrussia 04.22.11 @

Joell Ortiz– if he ‘kills’ every track like his nerd fans say, why are all still living? Tiresome punchline rapper with squeaky voice and two million excuses for why he’s being held back. Forget about Dre, dude needs to get his GRE and move on in life because if he’s ‘the future,’ we need a preacher for hip-hop’s funeral.

Banks’ monotone I give a pass because his best verses have a lot more weird content than most people notice– because he’s so boring to listen to, granted.

Meyhem Lauren isn’t boring per se but QUALITY CONTROL would make him a lot more interesting. There are aren’t beats enough in the world today even if dude was Melle Mel 2011.

Ya’ll give Jim Jones too much credit as a “rapper”– he’s a rap-like presence who was sometimes lucky enough to have Cam around + hot beats.

Roc Marciano isn’t the most hype MC around but I give him credit for keeping a low profile and releasing mostly quality.

Remember that old drunk who– crazy creative– named his last album the computer program his people made it with? Oh yeah, GZA. Somebody wake him up, his nurse is here.

Saigon– is he really from New York even? In any case, even if Just Blaze gave him a hell of a carpet, the eight jillion other verses and however many albums are incredibly boring. One-shot half-wonder.

There are others I’m sure but we can’t even remember their fucking names.

Weed carriers don’t even count here unless they luck into a ‘career’ like Bleek did or Yayo might (but I like some Yayo!). Rustee Juxx is still inconsistent but he’s definitely not boring.

Oh, Talib is very boring! Not simple but still tiresome. Same goes for Jean Grae. I dare ya’ll listen to their album length shit.

NYC Top 3 2011: Sean Price, Prodigy… mmmm, I was going to say Raekwon but his quality control isn’t there.

Wu Massacre was an abortion, Shaolin v. Wu Tang mostly dull.

#3 spot open.

Comment by Mad Dog Morgan 04.22.11 @

WTF @ Nas? How on earth is Nas boring? You kids obviously were raised on Outkast (Love Below era).

Comment by Crisis 04.22.11 @

Prodigy

Comment by Jp 04.22.11 @

Nas? Prodigy? On this blog? You lot are funny, those two are both a bit too mental to be considered boring.

As big of a Wu stan as I am, I haven’t heard No Said Date but I can imagine it being a chore from Masta Killa. The syllable stretching can be sleep inducing…still…”Injure any contender” classic.

Comment by Victor 04.22.11 @

no, no said date was very dope and close to the original wu sound u should listen first…….

Comment by tim 04.22.11 @

Roc Marciano fo sho’.
It’s difficult making it through his guest verses sometimes.

Masta Killa too, although he does have some great verses…zero charisma.

Comment by A.S. 04.22.11 @

Is 50 Cent from New York?

Comment by A'pex 04.22.11 @

Roc Marciano, Nas, Prodigy and Masta Killa? You motherfuckers fail.

Comment by A'pex 04.22.11 @

Lloyd Banks is tough to beat. I think it is because some people still take him seriously, whereas no one outside of Harlem believes Dipset to be anything but a side show.

But, my vote is for Fabolous. He is the only person I can think of that bites his own flow and makes it worse. He hasn’t done anything legitimately interesting in at least eight years. Listen to Joell go in over You Be Killen Em and tell me that Fab couldn’t have done more. And ‘Throw it in the Bag’? Weird AL ripped off ‘Whatever You Like’ to better effect.

OH SHIT. Red Cafe. I’m still convinced he’s some A&R’s kid or some shit. His wikipedia page has him ‘active since 1994.’ How have you been ‘active’ for 17 years and never released a legit album? Because you are wack as fuck, that’s how. Holy shit I hate that guy.

Comment by pulease 04.22.11 @

I think Jay-Z’s newer shit is pretty boring, he had some classics, and everyone still considers him the king of new york, but he bores me. Also, Hell Rell, Fabolous & Lil Kim. I’m sure there are scores of other boring rappers in New York, but I probably don’t listen to em or pay em no attention anyways.

Comment by gstatty 04.22.11 @

nas, lloyd banks, prodigy, roc marciano, 50 cent, havoc, jim jones, ag has got very boring and lame, jay-z, joell ortiz is getting hard to listen to, mos def, q-tip, de la soul is soooo out of date and boring, rock from heltah skeltah, fred the Godson had a hot start now he is becoming sooo boring, buckshot can be boring at times, krs flow is lame, method man can be pretty boring, but lloyd banks is the king of putting me to sleep the guys flow is just str8 trash….

as far as most entertaining gza, masta ace, craig g, skyzoo, all of wu-tang cept method man, oc, diamond d, sean price, vast aire, shabaam sahdeeq, punchline, wordsworth and guys who ride that wave

Comment by Mike 04.22.11 @

Serious Jones. Murder mook. But no body listens to them anyway.fat joe. Overcooked subject matter

Comment by dsunn 04.22.11 @

You do have to give Banks credit though, for encouraging 50 to switch the style up (regardless of hate). In turn, this allowed Kanye to do the same thing and they watched the money pile up.

Comment by anonymous 04.22.11 @

Boring in regards to personality, here’s my top 5:

Lloyd Banks – flow and personality

Nas – I gotta be the biggist Nas fan, but come on. He’s one dull motherfucka

Roc Marciano – I agree with the comments

Masta Killa – I know I’m not the only one who used to fast forward his verse on “glaciers of ice”, personality to

Rakim – all due to respect to his lyrics, but you ever see him in a live interview (yawn)…

Comment by biggist from brooklyn 04.22.11 @

At one time Rakim was impressively cool but yah, he’s been fucking FROZEN ever since Eric B. left with the dookee ropes.

Masta Killa is weed carrier tho’ he’s some ok verses– first solo was ok, second sucked.

Also, I agree with dude who said Prodigy and Nas are too mental to be boring.

I’ll defend Marciano a bit– of his style, he’s first rate and hasn’t worn out his welcome. Compare to the Great White Dope, Action Bronson, whose schtick is already tiresome and we barely know him.

Was Guru solo boring or did nobody listen to him, really?

Comment by Mad Dog Morgan 04.22.11 @

Fabolous

Comment by G 04.22.11 @

I’m a bit surprised by some of these mentions as well.

For a change, I’m actually gonna stay positive on this one and abstain. Peace to all NYC hip hop heads from Los Angeles.

Comment by eric nord 04.22.11 @

NAS, RAKIM, PRODIGY << ALL BORING?? I DONT KNO ABOUT THEIR LIVE INTERVIEWS, BUT TO FIND THEM BORING MUSICALLY IS KINDA INSANE..I AGREE WITH LLOYD BANKS AND ROC MARC THOUGH..AND I'LL EVEN THROW THAT NEW KID ROBBIE LIKES SO MUCH, WILL VILL..HERE'S ONE MORE: THAT KID FROM THE JUGGAKNOTS, BREEZE BREWIN

Comment by QUITDABS 04.22.11 @

Did someone seriously mention Saigon? FOH.

I’d say Banks, which is sad, because dude has some real clever lyrics and good beats, but on full album length, dude is terrible to listen to.

Comment by ... 04.22.11 @

Roc Marciano

Comment by qwermoop 04.22.11 @

Saigon is a fucking bore. Go listen to those dogshit records with Statik Selektah or the other one not by Just Blaze and tell us otherwise.

Buckshot is pretty boring, I have to admit, but Rockness? No way, though I’ll admit I ignore his weekly whatever drops. On albums and his mixtape he’s hot, and much smarter than the persona too.

Rakim is a TOTAL bore; did you hear his last three piece of shit albums or are you still stuck on “Don’t Sweat The Technique”? It ain’t like dude has much to say when he DOES get on the mic– which obviously hasn’t often.

Comment by Mad Dog Morgan 04.22.11 @

In case we’re losing the point here – when we ay boring, we’re talking about delivery, right?

Comment by A.S. 04.22.11 @

I’d say J-Love but I can’t even stomach a full verse from dude long enough to call him boring. Prodigy is definitely boring though. I never really got that into Mobb. I don’t think any one has mentioned The Beatnuts, their music could put me sleep (save for Do You Believe, which I still love!).

Comment by Crisis 04.22.11 @

Fat Joe, definitely. But I don’t know if he still makes records…okay, he improved incrementally from hanging with Pun but when he died Joey Crack went back to being really fucking unimaginative. Circa his first couple of albums his style did actually work quite well–that no frills simplicity–but you can only get away with that for so long…or if you’re name is GURU.
I’m still not sure if he can read and write.

Comment by vollsticks 04.22.11 @

Busta Rhymes is boring…he fakes people out with the yelling and fast rapping, but that ish is tired and has been for a long time…never understood why he gets so much props..he has nothing else to offer anymore..

Comment by DIRTY DEE 04.22.11 @

These posts are absurd.

Comment by Fishscale 04.23.11 @

^^ what fishscale said.

Comment by Dialect 04.23.11 @

Beatnuts? are you kidding me?

Comment by G 04.23.11 @

@ G. Yeah. Never much got into them. Though I think the fact I’ve never enjoyed marijuana has meant I’ve probably missed the boat on quite a few artists (Beatnuts included). Lol.

Comment by Crisis 04.23.11 @

People who whinge about “tha hatas” usually richly deserve the hate but … fuck, there is SO MUCH hate here it’s unbelievable. Why do you sound so upset – listen to something else FFS. I love this blog but posts like this aren’t a positive contribution to anything, why give a platform to people who’re desperate, for some reason, to say something mean about a popular rapper? LEAVE ROC MARCI ALONE!

Oh yeah, Necro and Ill Bill – terrible, even by white-boy rapper standards. Annoying, embarrassing, pretentious tedium. “I’m a serial killer, something – something about Henry Kissinger etc. etc.”

Comment by TokyoSexwale 04.23.11 @

PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHEN A POST GOES TO COMPLETE SHIT= CALLING OUT BUSTA, BEATNUTS, PRODIGY, NAS, NECRO, ILL BILL, FAT JOE, RAKIM ALL FOR BEING BORING..I’M SURE ALL OF THEM GOT SOME TYPE OF FLAW IN THEIR CATALOG, BUT BORING AINT ONE OF THEM

BTW THE REASON ROC MARC IS BORING CUZ HE RHYMES LIKE HE GOT MARBLES IN HIS MOUTH (SEE *LLOYD BANKS*)

Comment by QUITDABS 04.23.11 @

kool moe dee and the dipset crew (like they hang out)

Comment by AO 04.23.11 @

Disgusted by so-called rap fans or heads or whatever the fuck taking shots at Roc and The Beatnuts… SMH

Comment by Timm See 04.23.11 @

I agree that Busta is boring. As for all the other rappers that are boring that are listed in the comments, they’re kinda rediculous. Beatnuts ain’t boring and neither are a lot of these underground cats. I also agree that Rock’s flow and voice is kinda boring on some tracks, but he’s on some songs here and there where he does his thing well. The comments are starting to sound like Hipster Kitty

Comment by gstatty 04.23.11 @

Y’all are naming a bunch of cats with laid back flows and calling them boring. To me boring means you can’t hold my attention long enough to keep me from skipping. I find Banks to be that way. Nas, P, Roc Marc, etc. are all interesting enough to keep me listening. If I were to mention anyone from the Wu, I’d have to vote for U-God. A bit too monotone for me. Masta Killa can be monotone as well, but his flow is eccentric enough to keep me listening.

Comment by LEX 04.23.11 @

I don’t know about a lot of these nominations, some sound like they’re just being thrown out to bait people into some gay debate.

On the real though, GZA, while not sounding like he’s out of concepts or good verses, has the delivery of a very old man at this point, i found the last album painful to listen to.
Jay-Z also bores the fuck out of me more than half the time with his shopping mall raps, production saves him on occasion.
Necro still brings the beats, but his verses are rotten meat, even when he’s rapping his little jewish heart out, all it adds up to is someone who’s seen too many horror flics and thinks that’s somehow interesting. When he’s on the porno shit all i can do is cringe at the Kool Keith kopying.
Kweli might get my top vote as most boring though, he doesn’t need any kwelifier to be on this list.

Comment by Lair 04.23.11 @

REVISED:

NAS, TALIB KWELI THIS GUY CANNOT RHYME FOR ANYTHING, INSPECTAH DECK, PRINCE PO, FAT JOE OF COURSE, FAB, ALL OF D-BLOCK, BUSTA IS NOT EVEN BORING HE JUST SUCKS, MOST OF THE GUYS FROM BOOT CAMP CEPT SEAN PRICE AND SOMETIMES SMIF N WESSUN, lloyd banks who sucks a lot actually, prodigy, roc marciano, 50 cent, havoc, jim jones, ag has got very boring and lame, jay-z, joell ortiz is getting hard to listen to, mos def, q-tip, de la soul is soooo out of date and boring, rock from heltah skeltah, fred the Godson had a hot start now he is becoming sooo boring, buckshot can be boring most of the times, krs flow is lame, method man can be pretty boring, but lloyd banks is the king of putting me to sleep the guys flow is just str8 trash….

as far as most entertaining gza, masta ace, craig g, c rayz walz, critical, skyzoo, all of wu-tang cept method man and deck, oc, diamond d, ill bill is a pretty tight, arsonists, pharaohe monch, sean price, vast aire, shabaam sahdeeq, punchline, wordsworth and guys who ride that wave

THE GUYS ABOVE ARE JUST DESTROYING HIP-HOP MORE AND MORE AND THE GUYS BELOW ARE THE ONES WHO CAN KEEP IT TIGHT IN THESE TIMES WHERE HIP-HOP IS JUST SEEN AS A JOKE AND IS FAR FROM RELEVANT…..JUST SAYING HOW I SEE IT

Comment by Mike 04.23.11 @

RAKIM(THIS GUY ALWAYS PUT ME TO SLEEP AND DEPRESSED ME WITH HIS FLOW), GRANDMASTER FLASH, DADDY KANE ARE NOT ALL THAT GOOD, THE GUYS I THINK FROM THE OLD ERA WERE CRAIG G, MASTA ACE, KOOL G RAP, WU CEPT DECK AND METH

THE SOMETIMES ENTERTAINING AND MOSTLY BORING IS GRAND DADDY IU

Comment by Mike 04.23.11 @

At least no one’s stupid enough to shit on Kool G Rap.
Roc Marc ain’t boring, btw

Comment by McNulty 04.23.11 @

Prodigy. Maino. I find most of the Wu and Dipset, the superstar and weedcarriers to all be interesting. I will say I dont get escited about new Jigga either. He can be raw or funny at times so i cant say he’s boring but U know its not exciting like Sean Price or Monch or Crooked I.

Comment by chronwell 04.23.11 @

Ok AZ is like the most boring rapper ever now I used to love dude but he ain’t put out a new sound since like 97 he’s still trying to do 90′s crossover records on his albums til this day.

Papoose is that way now too

Comment by TheR879 04.23.11 @

.. And nature for never dropping albums or songs when he could really be one of the best to ever do it

Comment by TheR879 04.23.11 @

Holy shit, what the fuck happened to this place? Remember when people who knew about hip hop used to comment here?

It’s no surprise that most of these idiotic comments are attached to screen names I’ve never seen here before. These kinds of posts bring all the dudes who’d do better to keep their opinions to themselves out.

I mean, this Mad Dog Morgan guy must be sent by COIMTELPRO 2011 or some shit. How the fuck can somebody call Joell Ortiz a wack punchline rapper and then, in the next fucking sentence, defend Lloyd Banks for being clever and witty. As far as corny punchline rappers, Banks is like the Pippen to Papoose’s Jordan (a deserving nominee himself). Banks is the epitome of the type of rapper who just got overexposed. The top 10% of his verses can be fairly good, but given that punchline heavy style, just about anything that’s not great is bad.

As far as the actual topic at hand, I’ll mention what I think to be a curious case. I thought “Ghetto Millionaire” was a borderline fantastic album. However, everything Royal Flush has done since is just 100% boring, generic, non-interesting, caricatured street tale peddling. It’s almost hard to image he’s actually the same guy who made that album.

Comment by Spliff Star Uno 04.23.11 @

excuse the COINTELPRO typo.

Comment by Spliff Star Uno 04.23.11 @

KANYE WEST N JAY Z, JUSS CANT STAND EM EXCEPT ON THE REASONABLE DOUBT LP. ROYCE DA 5’9 TOO ALTHO THE MAN GOT SKILLS I ADMIT…

Comment by donaleski 04.23.11 @

cool chip and chuck chillout are fucking boring. honorable mention goes to keyboard money mike, the most boring producer.

Comment by biggist from brooklyn 04.23.11 @

Ya, serious troll gangbang going on here.

Spliff Star, McNulty, gstatty, ‘Pex, Quickdabs… sometimes I hate you guys, but right now you are my best friends.

Comment by eric nord 04.24.11 @

Who the fuck is hatin on the Beatnuts??? Them motherfuckers crack me up. And they are real b-boys, down with the real record collecting. Fab fucking sucks, and he is corny and boring.

Comment by BIGSPICE 04.24.11 @

Fiddy no doubt… I cringed when I heard Questlove saying ‘Of course 50 cent is incredible…’

Comment by The Grand 04.24.11 @

This must be the new trendy thing to do. Label legendary New York emcees as “boring” and “coma-inducing”? Sounds like an attempt to discredit and bash rappers who are so far ahead lyrically and intellectually from the rest of the pack. Nas and Prodigy boring? Maybe to u size 4 jeans wearing clowns. And since when do we pop a CD in and wait for a rapper to excite us? Lol. This is crazy.

Comment by BWayne 04.24.11 @

YOU YOUNG BUCKS ARE CRAZY…!! NAS, TALIB KWELI ROC MARC….??? THATS HIP HOP!!! RAKIM IS A LEGEND!!! U GUYS ARE LOOKING YOUR AGE (YOUNG) CAUSE ANY REAL HIP HOP HEAD KNOWS THOSE ARE ALL NOT BORING ARTISTS. WHAT ABOUT JEEZY AND ALL THESE NEW GUYS….THEY AIN’T TALKIN BOUT SHIT!!! RESPECT THE ARCHITECT.

Comment by A $harp 04.24.11 @

I gotta go with Prodigy just based on his vocal efforts getting progressively more and more monotone with a lack of any feeling or even his patented attitude from The Infamous days. Only the Alchemist can save him from making me nod off to sleep, as evidenced on Return of the Mac, but this recent Bumpy Ellworth Johnson EP is proof that dude didn’t work on his craft while locked up and he is still as boring as he was on the Sid Roams produced album Product of the 80s. A sad step backwards for an emcee who was once considered one of the top 10 rappers regardless of region. I can understand calling for Roc Marciano to be included on the list but dude is just too sick with it lyrically and rhyme-wise despite his monotone. Prodigy is just plain lazy, and has been for years now.

Honorable mention:

Havoc
Jim Jones (who was somehow included on both Rae & Ghost’s most recent albums… smh)
GZA (despite his obvious intellect and rhyming skill he’s still a snoozer on anything post the Forever album)
O.C. (is very boring now, he lost it)
Agallah
J-Love
Meyhem Lauren
Shyne (the most overrated rapper ever)
Ron Browz (I fucks with his beats though, pause)
Sheek Louch (time to retire)
Lil’ Dap
Melachi the Nutcracker
Maino

Comment by bc-tw 04.24.11 @

PRODIGY? GZA? RAKIM? OC? Boring? Ive read it all!! what is not boring to yall? thrash metal…Robbie i think this post is revealing some alarming things about your readership!

Comment by Dialect 04.24.11 @

Some one said Inspectah Deck?? SMH Listen to each of his verses on the forever album…im out.

Comment by Dialect 04.24.11 @

The most revealing thing on here is not the choices people are making but the lame ass blogs they’re linking in their names.
People have opinions. Surprise you crabs!

Comment by Lair 04.24.11 @

Props to COINTELPRO reference; look up Operation Bad Brother and we can talk more.

Rakim ** was ** a legend; no Eric B. dooky rope, no interest. Three albums– all wack– in how many years?

Banks >>> writer than fucking Joell Ortiz but he’s so boring– yes– people don’t notice.

Just because Joell Ortiz whines like he just ran out of White Castle doesn’t make him good, or interesting. Dude has dropped more verses than

Biggie, Big L, Big Pun and Big Daddy Kane ** COMBINED ** at this point, none of ‘em better than the few nice parts of “The Brick”– which was a one-shot. Big Noyd >>>> Joell too and he’s proved it repeatedly (albeit a bit repetitively at times).

Even writing about Joell Ortiz (or Rakim, or Talib) is a fucking bore.

Is Maino a rapper or like the Jim Jones of Brooklyn? Put on your fucking shirt too, Maino. Shyne was always garbage– now he’s Orthodox Jewish garbage, huh?

Havoc solo is horrible, yes.

GZA is ** NOT ** that old but out of shape and lazy, yes. Maybe a little more exercise, a little less weed + booze would improve his breath control.

Hip-hop is art + sport if you’re going to be great at it.

Comment by Mad Dog Morgan 04.24.11 @

I never attempted to search out Seventh Seal, but I know the lyrcisim on Holy Are You was riveting.

Yes, riveting.

Comment by A.S. 04.24.11 @

To the comment about Gza being boring post Wu Forever, his verse on Supreme Clientele (Wu Banga 101), that When The Fat Lady Sings track with Muggs and a few others were all quite good. Not quite up to the level of when Labels first dropped, but what can you do?

Laughed at the comment about Prodigy and Nas being too mental to ever be boring, very good point.

As far as Prodigy’s concerned, his new stuff’s getting some attention online but I’d rather read the book than listen to anything by him. He was one of the best to ever do it style and flow wise but he lost it, bad. It’s sad.

Roc Marciano-I know he gets much love here and I respect his skill level but I much prefer his UN material. Beats and rhymes wise.

Royal Flush-very good point made earlier, after his debut lp he kind of just stopped trying. Sad shit, again.

Comment by silent minority 04.25.11 @

DAMN… is anyone left to be on the NON-BORING list ???????

Who is NOT boring ???

If you posted a comment, tell us who’s better than who you listed.

Comment by eric nord 04.25.11 @

how the hell did i forget….

MAX B

Comment by G 04.25.11 @

all u guys are losers, all rappers are boring accept 3% out there

Comment by Mike 04.25.11 @

I think I’ve seen just about every NY rapper,old and new, mentioned in this blog. I’m almost scared to find out who these folks consider NOT boring. This seems like a glorified way to shit on NYC hip hop if u ask me. But you see this is the problem…hip-hop was meant to educate as much as it was meant to entertain. I don’t ever recall popping in a Rakim, Nas, or Wu CD expecting to get ‘excitement’. I mean, it sounds to me like most of y’all are either looking for Lady Gaga to start rappin or you just like hating on NY.

Comment by BWayne 04.25.11 @

Co-sign @ BWayne.

I’ve never listened to Lloyd Banks in my life. I have no clue who the fuck that is. I thought he pitched for the Twins or something.

Comment by A'Peks 04.25.11 @

How about almost all “underground east coast” rappers! THe subject matter is tiring. There is nothing rebellious about it. As much as I want to like it, it’s just boring. I root for it, but It’s hard. It’s just as bad as the commercial radio rap. Underground shit is supposed to be cutting edge, rebellious shit. It’s just tired and boring. Beats put you to sleep.

Comment by anus_mcgee 04.25.11 @

SO NOW ALL ‘UNDERGROUND EAST COAST’ RAPPERS ARE BORING HUH? ROBBIE SHOULD JUST DELETE THIS POST AND ACT LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED..ONCE I HEARD SOMEONE MENTION THE BEATNUTS AS BORING I KNEW THIS SHIT WENT SOUTH.

“I’ve never listened to Lloyd Banks in my life. I have no clue who the fuck that is. I thought he pitched for the Twins or something”

LMAO U NEVER HEARD MARBLE MOUTH RAP BEFORE? GOOD FOR YOU THEN,YOU ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES.

Comment by QUITDABS 04.25.11 @

That wack, fat ass nigga Fred the Godson…I must be missing something because all of the cats on XXL’s Freshmen 11 cover are garbage and Fred is the nearly the wackest, save for lil B.

Comment by Twin1 04.25.11 @

pfff.y’all be kiddin.fuckouttahere.

Comment by swordfish 04.25.11 @

@quitdabs I said “almost all”. Please re-read the statement. That is far away from saying “all of them”. Plus, these are opinions. They can’t be wrong. Mention 10 current “underground” acts that are not boring. Please.

Comment by anus_mcgee 04.25.11 @

These dudes are corny…homo dance music is real popular right now huh…

Comment by jay 04.25.11 @

Maino
Saigon
Joell Ortiz

are the first three that come to mind. Anyone shilling for any of them is lost.

Comment by Thun 04.25.11 @

“Mention 10 current “underground” acts that are not boring. Please”

CURRENT NY UNDERGROUND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY CHECK FOR:

1.HOMEBOY SANDMAN (THE GOOD SUN LP)
2.TORAE (DID A ALBUM WITH MARCO POLO ‘DOUBLE BARREL’ NOT SO LONG AGO,DOPE)
3.SKYZOO (CHECK OUT ‘LIVE FROM THE TAPEDECK’ LP)
4.JOELL ORTIZ (HAVE U CHECK’D ‘FREE AGENT’?)
5.MAFFEW RAGAZINO (OK, THE NAME MIGHT BE SUSPECT BUT KID IS NICE)
6.ACTION BRONSON (THAT DR. LECTER ALBUM IS DOPE.WISH HE WOULD PUT THAT ON VINYL)
7.IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE (YEA I KNO, HIS FLOW AND SUBJECT MATTER AINT FOR EVRYONE..BUT HE’S FAR FROM BORING)
8.SAIGON (THAT ‘GREAT. STORY NEVER TOLD’ LP IS FAR FROM IT, BUT IT’S PRETTY SOLID IMO)

..THAT’S ALL I COULD THINK OF FOR NOW, BUT I’M PRETTY SURE THERE’S MORE

Comment by QUITDABS 04.25.11 @

There is a reason YOU write the posts robbie, leavin it to the readers just fucked this one right up.
Some of these comments is a true sign of the times and where we at now. Misconstruing style with boring is the real theme.

Comment by D-BO 04.25.11 @

there’s a difference between lazy and boring. Callin’Roc Marc boring?!?!?! some of yall trippin!

Comment by HSSL-TYO 04.26.11 @

Son Doobie said it best: http://youtu.be/JuJtPTo755o

Comment by PAS 04.26.11 @

case in point – try to get through this Prodigy interview without falling asleep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPx66VddUZ4&feature=player_embedded#at=66

Comment by JP 04.26.11 @

no one mentioned me! coo’

Comment by PharrellCominAtChoo 04.26.11 @

Raekwon is both boring and overrated. Most of the mentioned rappers on these lists are definitely boring though. Subject matter and originality is killing these guys. I don’t think the list should limit just NY rappers, because overall, rap is pretty boring now days.

Comment by kaybee 04.26.11 @

DABS, clean your ears! Ortiz is whiny garbage, as ** many ** people are starting to admit, after having hope for dude 4-5 years ago. He has proven, REPEATEDLY, he’s not a great or interesting artist.

I dig Torae but he’s hardly more interesting than Lloyd Banks. I’m pretty sure Torae will get better but Mr. Dynamic he ain’t.

Skyzoo is THEE most boring Duck Down MC ** ever **; I blame the North Carolina part, not BK, because 9th Wonder is a snooze now too but goddamn, that solo is unlistenable, especially when he gargles Jay-Z’s cum before spitting.

Saigon is a one-shot like Joell was on “The Brick”; listen to ANY other record besides the just ok Just Blaze album and he sucks; pretty dumb too– as with Maino (almost the BK Gucci Mane), didn’t he read any BOOKS in prison?

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NYC NOT BORING

Sean Price
Ghostface (sadly Raekwon is v. boring now)
Cam
Prodigy (because he’s mental)
Tragedy Khadafi
KRS-One (because he’s mental and very smart, albeit WEIRD)
Nas (because he’s mental)
Busta (when he’s “on”– granted he’s inconsistent but his best career work is astounding)
Smif N Wessun

Comment by Mad Dog Morgan 04.26.11 @

its been a while since i been on here but i gotta say maino and saigon for sure are boring. i tried to listen to some old jay z the other day (not r.d.) and i turned the shit off i started to doze off. some of yall commenting are on point. unkut need to do a most boring southern and west coast rapper blog. i got some in my mind right now.

Comment by dmfslimm 04.26.11 @

“Skyzoo is THEE most boring Duck Down MC”

THAT CROWN NOW BELONGS TO BUCKSHOT, SORRY TO SAY..AND THE OTHER ONES YOU MENTIONED THAT’S YOUR OPINION. I KNO PLENTY HEADS ROCK WITH SAI AND ORTIZ. I DO AGREE WITH YOUR ‘NYC NOT BORING’ LIST THOUGH.

Comment by QUITDABS 04.26.11 @

@dabs I like Action Bronson. The rest on the list just bore me. Without Just Blaze production, I can’t listen to Saigon. He’s just another run of the mill mc. My opinion. Same with Skyzoo and Torae. Nothing special. It get’s monotonous after a while.
@maddogmorgan I agree with your not boring list. But the only problem is that those are all veterans. Nobody new is doing anything worthwhile. In my opinion. The only HipHop persona not boring in NYC is, of course, Keyboard Money Mike. But that’s another story! haha….

Comment by anus_mcgee 04.26.11 @

Word Robbie, this shit is MAD entertaining and funny!!! keep posting controversial shit like this, where everybody can tell their opinion and argue for DAYS thinkin they’re right!!! and also word to everybody here kissing the same ol-borin-ass-NY-rappers because they did a good cameo on some ditc ’92 record and never sold out i.e. never sold shit! “WHUTCHU SAYIN DOG, THATS REAL HIPHOP, HE MURDERED SHIT”…AHAHAH C’MON!!!
MY TOP TEN BORING RAPPERS
1 necro (if you even consider his ego a rapper)
2 yak ballz, yak ballz, yak ballz
3 rza (always been)
4 large professor (overrated as a rapper post 91)
5 grandaddy iu in the ’90s (he’s way better now)
6 ag (most boring ditc rapper in the last years except for the get radio record-very nice, word to dj design & stones throw but the whole ditc camp started getting boring in ’97 i think)
7 tonedeff
8 every wu-tang 9th round draft pick
9 and i’m extremely sorry to say… raekwon
10 and m.o.p. are getting boring lately
honorable mention: talib kweli
Miscellaneous answers:
- I don’t think you have to drop an lp to be considered a good or very good rapper (think about r.a. or percee p)
- i think rakim’s 90′s albums were good
- breezly brewin is one of my favourite rappers
- it’s TOO easy to criticize Jim Jones, LLoyd Banks, etc. let’s talk about those internet favourites always defended by their stans even when they fart instead of rapping (i mean Joell or Roc Marcy here) on a record
but…
-putting BIG DADDY KANE or BIG L in this conversation can get your rap-nerd passes revoked forever, I’M SERIOUS!!! DONT EVER EVER EVER MENTION’EM AGAIN OR YOULL BE DOOMED!!! THAT’S TOO MUCH!!!

Comment by no limit soldier 04.26.11 @

Most motherfuckers who wrote comments here should just kill themselves while listening to their non-boring Vanilla Ice shit.

Comment by ceedub 04.26.11 @

Fat Joe, Kweli, Skyzoo

Comment by go mack steady 04.27.11 @

Jay-Z bores me … hey that rhymes!

I just listened to Breaking Bells from the Crash Crew for the first time in like 13 years (since the Sugar Hill compilation was first released). That is some truly un-boring shit!

Comment by Dave 04.30.11 @

I find M.O.P is insanely boring

Comment by Smoo Erik 04.30.11 @

Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Maino, Juelz Santana…all that comes to mind as far as NY. I’d throw T.I. In there but he’s from ATL. Only thing non-boring about his tracks are the hooks. Too bad we’re just bringing up NY when I can shit on rappers from the South all day.

Comment by BWayne 04.30.11 @

Wow…93 comments and not one mention of Jadakiss?

Comment by oskamadison 05.01.11 @

nicki minaj because she sounds like she’s a retard and i can still hear lil’ wayne’s dick shoved down her throat.

Comment by tita 05.02.11 @

Afu-Ra – all those bullshit words FOH

Digable Planets – Anyone remember Martin Lawrence on Def Comedy Jam making fun of “Cool like dat?”

Comment by Teditron 05.03.11 @

Okay I could take back Digable Planets and put
PRAS

Comment by Teditron 05.03.11 @

wow yo…

what happened to the music cats commenting here? I saw someone post an INTERVIEW of Prodigy as proof that he’s boring on the mic..smDh

I nominate Red Cafe

Comment by $yk 05.06.11 @

Better question should be, who DONT you find boring from NY? Cause some of you are just coming up with names for bait almost.

To me its the really generic mixtape rappers who present no new style. Someone like Maino.

Would never put Nas, Prodigy, Sai, GZA or them because even if their flows depreciate or beat selection is subpar, they always have interesting topics (IMO) and are great with painting verbal pictures.

But the Mainos, Fred the Godsons, Murda Mooks, type dudes arent even creative to begin with.

Comment by wasabi steak 05.08.11 @

As lyrically dope as he is, if you’ve heard one Jadakiss verse you’ve heard ‘em all.

What up, $yk.

Comment by oskamadison 05.08.11 @

1.Prodigy
2.G-Dep
3.Large Pro
4.Masta Killa
5.SHAE DAVIS!!!!(youtube him now)

Comment by Cresno Fresh 05.10.11 @

I’m waiting for N.Y. to reclaim there Crown as the dominant voice in hip-hop. The South is killing billboard and the sales chart and they have been doing it for some time. It would be nice to see a few more rappers from N.Y. shine.

Check out Sonny Pierre…The West Coast’s Next Biggest Star http://tiny.cc/d0fxd

Comment by Woobangers 05.10.11 @

Action Bronson.

Comment by Pete Rock 05.17.11 @

What the hell? Some of these comments are crazy. Rakim boring….? I’ll give you Lloyd Banks but Rakim…MOP…..?

Comment by tsi the shelltoed 05.23.11 @

lloyd banks is every niceee\

Comment by mscuffi 12.18.11 @



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