Blog: RI Rappers: If You Ain’t Got It, You Ain’t Got It (By: @SholaBoyTellEm)


This has been on my mind for some time now but I’ve kept quiet because I never wanted to be the guy who shoots people’s dreams down, but if we’re gonna keep things 100 a lot of y’all need a reality check. Not everyone is destined for greatness, as harsh as it may sound. Like everything in life there’s balance & levels, from subpar to mediocre to greatness, and quite frankly if everybody was great then nobody would be great, so with that said I’m gonna need the majority of Rhode Islanders to take 10 steps away from the booth & relieve that mic from those poor vocals of yours. Drake said it best on 9AM “If you ain’t got it, you ain’t got it, the theory is brilliant” and trust me, y’all ain’t got it. Some of y’all can’t even keep up with the beat properly but have the audacity to spam me with your Youtube link on Twitter. Like I just don’t get it. Just because you can make “book” rhyme with “cook” doesn’t make you a rapper, it just means you understand the simple concept of rhyming. I mean, my brother could do that at age 12 so I guess that makes him a rapper too (and no he’s not Young Adonis).

I’m really trying my hardest not to sound like an asshole right now but I’m just being honest. I understand that not every rapper is gonna be super lyrical but they usually make up for it in other areas, like having unique flows or the ability to make great songs. But y’all just lack in every department and expect some one to take 3-4 minutes out of their day to listen to you. It’s really mind-boggling at times. You know how many times I’ve clicked songs and probably 30 seconds into it I found myself asking God why is he punishing me? But if you let them tell it I’m either a hater or don’t know what I’m talking about. Don’t get me wrong now, there’s definitely a handful of rappers out here that I rock with but there’s easily more bad than good.

I could go on about this topic for days, but honestly I hate complaining about things and I know how much y’all hate reading so I’m just gonna leave it at that. You could disagree with me if you want or low key despise me after reading this but hey, Sorry4TheBlog.