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Bone Crusher has harsh words for Atlanta rappers

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Atlanta rap veteran Bone Crusher spoke to VladTV about the past and present of ATL hip-hop, and the “Never Scared” rapper revealed that he is disappointed with how the Atlanta scene and sound have changed. Bone Crusher also explained that he feels, while OutKast laid the foundation in the ’90s, Atlanta didn’t really start to boom until the early 2000s.

“I don’t think it’s going in the right direction,” Bone Crusher said in regard to Atlanta hip-hop. “I think it’s garbage, really. … When we did it, [there] was no Atlanta scene. It wasn’t none [sic] of that. We had OutKast and Organized [Noize]. They were great, man. They did wonderful things for this city. But it wasn’t a movement until Tip and me and Jon and Ying Yang. And we came in and made it of the street. Where OutKast and Organized made you at a higher level, which is amazing. And we needed that. We brought the street, the real gritty, gritty street to it. And that made everybody go crazy.”

Bone Crusher went to say that too many young hip-hop artists in the city have no idea how much work had to happen for it to be where it is.

“Now the hole is so big it’s sort of like how your mama and daddy they so rich,” he said. “You don’t know why they so rich and you don’t care. All you know is you got a car. You got a house. You got a pool in the back. And now you don’t respect it as much. You ever heard the old saying ‘Momma’s babies, daddy’s maybe?’ And that’s what it is…I remember when there was no rap on the radio in Atlanta. No rap, period. … At the end of the day, these cats — I don’t like it. I think that they should go back and study more. I think they should learn basic principles of how to make a record. And I think they should enjoy music more. Because music is what it’s all about. It ain’t about money. If you enjoy your craft, money will come in abundance.”



2 Comments

  1. butterbeanbabe on October 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    ludacrist an ti is all atlanta got and jeezy,, but have bone crusher thought about the fact atlanta is full of crime in the black communities .black on black crime like chicago there are no rappers coming out of chicago either worth listening to .. im not sure where wiz kalifa them from but . . lil wayne and baby put new orleans on the mapp and master pee started it .. so rapp is really one big family it dont matter which part of america you on , we have to keep the legacy of this art alive ,, nation wide .. no need in rationalizing on a art the fans dont care where the rapper come from . this is the reason biggie an tupac was murdered and fat tone, and many others shot down …. rapp industry not the companies .. have tried to separate our people .. and to say one rapp city is better that the other is asking for gang activitie and division among teens .. kids dont know division and militant behavior we teach them that . , the average listener of rapp is teens people over 30 could care less .THEY JUST WANT SOME ROMANTIC TUNES TO PLEASE THE LADIES … rapp is not a revolution … and its slowly fading away … i notice ti sang you can have whatever you like … that was a romantic spin off a rapp tune .. it was great cause the rb crowd loved it too .. it was catchy fun , sexy romantic ..an sorry but today the rapp industry is about not just gangster shit . .. and whores on a pole …

    thats what you like bone , you like some violent sexual , rude and rambling sounds ..not us …. our children are force feed violent lyrics . dionne warrick did a great job getting people banned from BET AWARDS AND MTV AWARDS ..for violent sexual lyrics that demean females …so dont be hard on atlanta rapper they are trying to keep peace organizations off their butts . . out kast was successful cause they went mainstream white people old even like them for the funny clothes and old school sound .. no cursing and demeaning women .. that is what put them on the map ..while you were a one hit wonder and no one discuss you in meetings anymore , dont jump out your cave ranting bout progress in atlanta .. what ever!!! every thing is moving fine your the one behind and without … .. i dont hear the kids complaining ? what?
    out kast is out kast right now , but that dont mean they cant come back . . you need to loose a few pounds and get rid of you anger issues . .and come with a new material ..somone might want to see. ..

    sorry FAT MAN BUT YOU MAKE NO SENSE ON THIS ISSUE .. BYE MAN

  2. butterbeanbabe on October 4, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    ps . stop offending lawyers ,doctors , politicians , business owners whom in atlanta are the top money makers tyler perry is a industry mogul . .. does he fit your idea of someone giving money out to people who didnt earn it .. ??? you offend every hard working successful black man and woman in atlanta and the world ,. WOW atlanta has progressed not due to rapp talent or the music industry instead the oil companies and big industrys open up there in the last few years bringing money in the city .. and that also attracted musicians and record labels and artist , ,.. they have more business there period than in the 90s

    this rise got nothing to do with rapp .. rap is a pin drop of the real money in atlanta savannah , and other georgia cities DO YOUR READING FOOL .AND SHUT UP ..

    ATLANTA IS ONE OF THE TOP CITIES FOR BLACK ENTREPRNURS TO FLORISH .. LOOK AT THOSE BIG ASS HOUSES IN THE HILLS OUT SIDE OF ATLANT A OUT BY TYLER PERRY A LOT OF THEM OWN BY BLACK FOLKS IN THE OIL BUSINESS AND CAR MAKING INDUSTRY . DUH .. .. no dr dres , and jayzs are needed to put atlanta on the map GO READ FOOL LIKE I SAID