Saturday, October 4, 2008

You See Me?/ Hi Hater!

Now, as much as I respect Jim Jones and his role in the Dip Set phenomenon 'round the turn of the millenium, I can't help but feel as if someone's bitter right now. Apparently, Jimmy had an interview with Complex where he airs out how he really feels about T.I. and Jay-Z's swag:

On T.I.

"I don’t feel like he possesses any swag. Not like that. It’s fabricated. They’re watching other people, then they try and do it. You know people that dress like T.I.? You know people that go out and say let me get a T.I. outfit or do you know people who say “yo, you’re looking like Jim Jones?” Which one? Lemme hear it! When the b*tches want to f*ck you and the n*ggas want be like you, who got the swag? N*ggas with money and fame always going to look like they doing something ’cause they got the camera in front of them. But the cool dudes always stick out no matter where they at."

On Jay-Z

"...look at the Vibe cover. Tell me who Jay-Z looks like in there? Did you see the picture of him? With the Louis Vuitton scarf and all that. Who did that resemble? You can say it. But he did it wrong; he had a Gucci belt with a Louis Vuitton scarf. Who does that? You smell me? That’s like wearing one Nike and one Puma; how you going to get away with that? But I didn’t take the song as a shot, because I don’t feel like none [besides Weezy] of them possess any swag."

Can't you almost see the hate steaming from his words? He misses the point of swagger completely. Swagger is pulling the "I'm fly" shit off, and acting like, "It's nothing. I do this. I ain't even paying attention to whether or not people biting my style, 'cause tomorrow I'll be on some whole other shit." He's like a little kid with that shit. Obviously there's still bad blood between he and Jay but I felt some kinda way about his remarks on T.I. It's not like they ever had beef. I like Dip Set but I still know 'em as Harlem, and sometimes Harlemite dudes don't think before they speak. They're just loud and wanna be heard. He must have an album about to come out...
*As seen on Street Cred.