La Coka Nostra's Slaine Says Sam Adams "Is Bad For Hip Hop"

The Edo G-bandmate emcee tells digital sensation Sam Adams "'Boston's boy' is about to get banned from Boston."

La Coka Nostra's Slaine, a veteran Boston emcee who is also a member of the Edo G-led group Special Teamz is not pleased with the charting rise of suburban Boston sensation Sam Adams. A college student, Adams has sold upwards of 15,000 copies of his Boston's Boy EP.

This evening, Slaine, who's acted in two Ben Affleck films, Gone Baby Gone and The Town submitted a letter through Suburban Noize, his label, calling out Adams.

“I think over the years you can see I’m not a hater, but this dude is actually a threat to the foundation of real Hip Hop street music," wrote Slaine. "He’s never paid a due and has no respect or knowledge of the culture. If this is Hip Hop's new direction, we are in trouble and he is about to get backed by the biggest powers in the game. He seems like a nice kid, but on principle, I gotta cut his head off."

Playing off Adams' EP title, the onetime Duck Down, Suburban Noize Leedz artist added, "Sorry Sammy, but Boston's boy is about to get banned from Boston. There is a reason that credibility is important in Hip Hop, and it was so something like this couldn't happen. Right now we're letting some rich white college kids with a scheme and a huge bankroll come in and jack the entire street culture and turn it into some bubble-gum, frat bullshit. Watching what this kid is saying in interviews, it is extremely clear that he has no respect for Hip Hop as a culture. He is even saying he invented his own form of music! Are you tripping? Sam Adams is bad for the culture and art form. He's bad for your business, and bad for my business. Sam Adams is bad for Boston and bad for Hip Hop."

In an interview published last week on HipHopDX
, Adams said the following, prior to Slaine's statement: “I rap, yes, but I wouldn't really say I'm just a rapper. I did have a strong Hip Hop background, but I consider myself to be way more Electro/Dance/Hip Hop. Especially with the music we've been making since the EP, our focus has shifted to huge Dub-step/House/Electronic beats. We want to have a much bigger sound then traditional Rap music. We've been working with big Euro deejays."

Last year, Slaine joined Ill Bill and House of Pain in the La Coka Nostra official debut, A Brand You Can Trust.

145 Comments

  • Ddot

    I hope Sam Adams gets hit by a fucking bus.

    • Shmandoor

      Sam adams is equivalent to fecal matter. SLAINE RULES. Sam adams should be tarred and feathered for what he is representing.

    • Shmandoor

      Forget sam adams, not only is he a disgrace towards hip hop but hes also using such a traditional name to further publicize his misleading image. Slaine > Sam Adams. Slaine is all right. Making a terrible remix (I hate college) to the horrid (I love college) by Asther Roth.. you can already tell that Sam is about to suck some corporate schlong. Collaborating with European techno Djays is pathetic. I am college educated; mainstream music is one of the worst things that hit the current generation, and allowing sam adams to use Boston as his launching pad will degrade it.

    • Shmandoor

      Forget sam adams, not only is he a disgrace towards hip hop but hes also using such a traditional name to further publicize his misleading image. Slaine > Sam Adams. Im from Boston, and i know how it is, and Slaine is all right. Making a terrible remix (I hate college) to the horrid (I love college) by Asther Roth.. you can already tell that Sam is about to suck some corporate schlong. Collaborating with European techno Djays is pathetic. I am college educated; mainstream music is one of the worst things that hit the current generation, and allowing sam adams to use Boston as his launching pad will degrade it.

    • Shmandoor

      screw sam adams, not only is he a disgrace towards hip hop but hes also using such a traditional name to further publicize his misleading image. Slaine > Sam Adams. Im from Boston, and i know how it is, and Slaine is all right. Making a terrible remix (I hate college) to the horrid (I love college) by Asther Roth.. you can already tell that Sam is about to suck some corporate schlong. Collaborating with European techno Djays is pathetic. I am college educated; mainstream music is one of the worst things that hit the current generation, and allowing sam adams to use Boston as his launching pad will degrade it. @LTD1020, u sound so ignorant and uncultured, im not gonna bother with ur comment towards SCIENCE.

    • Shmandoor

      screw sam adams, not only is he a disgrace towards hip hop but hes also using such a traditional name to further publicize his misleading image. Slaine > Sam Adams. Im from Boston, and i know how it is, and Slaine is all right. Making a gay remix (I hate college) to the gay (I love college) by Asther Roth.. you can already tell that Sam is about to suck some corporate dick. Collaborating with European techno Djays is pathetic. I am college educated; screw mainstream shit, and allowing sam adams to use Boston as his launching pad will degrade it. @LTD1020, u sound so ignorant and uncultured, im not gonna bother with ur comment towards SCIENCE.

    • Music Fan

      Slaine trying to piggyback off of Sam Adams tiny success. The rest of the world hasn't heard of either of them. They both suck. Slaine making up some bullshit 'culture.' If he is part of it, fuck it.

  • At least ive heard of sam adams

    Who is Slaine?

  • TheFirmaa

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  • Boss Sauce

    Wow what a hater, hop off

  • LTD1020

    SCIENCE, no wonder why you're still underground, I could barely understand what you were trying to write. Maybe you should have tried to go to college instead of trying to write down random words that make no sense and putting them on a beat. Hit up some grammar classes man.

    • Science

      Ok my friend, you want me to type in a sophisticated manner and show you my capacity of intelligence? I believe deeply in my heart of hearts that Sam Adams and those like him are a cancer within the body of Hip-Hop. Slowly taking piece after piece of a culture built upon realness and destroying it with lack of creativity, repetitive compliance, incompetence, incoherent non-sense and calling it an art form. Sorry SON and I call you “SON” because you just got “SONNED” like my child. I have a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Law ( Lil John has one of these too) and am now working towards an Associates Political Science (Mos Def gots his Masters). So before you jump to uninformed conclusions, you should, like I said, “Check up on me homies.” I was just trying to keep it at a laymen/street level, but I guess I need to keep it at the top of the mountain for folks like yourself. Because for some reason, you request me to speak to everybody like I’m the president or some CEO. But that just ain’t my style unless I see fit, so pump your brakes.

  • Shefskitchen

    Real Heads aint checkin for Sam Adams anyways unless it comes in a six pack and will get you drunk. why waist time putting this dude on blast, who really cares anyways? Make your music and make your money, thats it simple and plain. If you a underground artist and you worried about some kid about to blow up? maybe your grind aint right . raw hip hop here!!! click the name - watch me buss off a Dezert

  • Science

    I've been in the Boston area for 5 years now, I'm from the Buckeye, rocked stages and chopped it up with with TERM, REKS, WISPERS, Statik, Gee Spin, LB, APE SH!T, RhymezWell, Granite State and many others, check up on me homies. This dude Sam Adams is a slap in the face to the hip-hop community of Boston, PERIOD! and the hip-hop community as a whole. It has nothing to do with him gettin his money, cuz get your money family. but don't do that shit under false pretense, that is what us grown ass hip-hop vets are talkin about youngins! get that through ya thick ass dumbed down skulls, fu#kin mush for brains on some real shit, slow ass mf's. I gets mine, he can get his, just be honest and truthful to who you are and don't cal something, something that's it's not. Underground dudes like us ell come ta ya show an burry ya whole shit an put you on blast. Excuse my violence, but I'm sick of all these suckas makin’ slick come ups off the expense of others and of our cultures when they don’t belong and have never been a part of to be able to try and belong, Buncha Rapists… And if you ain't heard of Slaine you ain't from Boston, period, don't care if you do live there, haha!

  • AmoJoe

    fuck you slain, youre a bitch ass hater.... ive lived in boston for 25 years and today on the stool was the first time ive ever heard of you... all you fags talk about hes not legit cause hes not "street" and how he hasnt paid his dues.. what the fuck have you done slain besides probably being some piece of shit petty thief.. ? you act like fucking boston is this low life slum city with all these "hard" gangsta bad asses and because youre from a piece of shit white trash broken up family with a crack head mom and an uneducated white trash dad who was in jail that automatically makes you a true gangsta.. guess what dude all it does is make you a piece of WHITE TRASH.... grow up and stop being a jealous prick you asshole, you fucking suck and you wish you were sam adams so face the music cunt bag the more shit you talk the bigger this kid gets and all you can do is sit there and act like some bad ass who thinks hes true gangster who grew up in boston. give me a fucking break you joke, im surprised you even have the education to write an article for a blog.

    • curbstompa

      you're FROM Boston and u heard of Sam Adams before Slaine? that's fuckin hilarious. i'd bet you're from Milton or Brookline or some shit.

    • Yaowa Stallion

      God damn man none of you kids get it Slaine is speaking some damn truth... If Sam Adams is the future of hip hop we are all fucked. This auto-tune pussy rap has got to go. Your gettin real defensive over a dude who doesn't care about you one bit. Its about time someone starts talkin about these faggot kids gettin in the game with no heart no dedication to Hip Hop. Preach Slaine cause its goin over these lil kids head like a bulimic on a see-saw. And thats a Nas line for all you kids 17 and under who dont kno your real artists.

  • LTD1020

    yo slaine, you suck. I'm from boston and have never even heard of you. and that rap you did about sammy adams...blew...you sound like Eminem but with no skills at all. You can have fun with your street Hip Hop while Sam Adams will be out there making money, producing stuff that people actually want to hear. Sam Adams is Bostons boy, i think you're just Boston biatch.

    • SouthieBadboy

      What Diss song song are you referring too??

    • SouthieBadboy

      Wjhich "Diss Song" are you referring too? I believe you may be confusing Slaine with someone else..

    • GMAN

      Who wants to hear music by Sam Adams? I would rather listen to Slaine spit it real and represent where he is from than listen to scam adams who pretends he is from boston but is really from the burbs. Fuck this kid. I cosign what Slaine has to say 100%. Of course this kid should have the opportunity to make music, but he can't just assume that he can put a city on his back with his fratty ass music. Sam Adams is garbage and I hope he stops giving Boston a bad name.

  • RealTalk103

    I don't know who this Sam Adams is but this old guys Edo G and them sound like he's jealous of the kid just cuz he's a loc. This guy Edo G always actin like he's the king of Boston, like when he "banned" Joe budden from ever comin to Boston. He's a nobody. "I'll shoot Edo G in the head and go back to Boston" Royce 5'9

  • like it or not

    he got a point but honestly all these fake fucks are bad for hip hop. i can't name names cause i don't have enough room. real hip hop been dead this shit is hoe hop niggas selling and shaking they ass for money they aint making. so that comment is bias but i feel him just tell the whole truth next time brah.

  • C-ARSON

    A lot of you people are missing the point of the complaint. Slaine isn't talking about someone's constitutional right. The complaint is about someone making electro/dance selling it as hiphip and claiming Boston when their not from Boston. On top of that, they are some rich college kid from the burbs. If you were from Boston and made real hiphop music and weren't born with a silver spoon in ya mouth wouldn't you be mad?

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  • bushy

    so.. the real debate is what is better/worse for hip hop? someone like sam adams, who isnt from the streets but may have some lyrical ability? or someone like gucci mane, who is from the streets, but has no lyrical ability? and i feel that sayin someone who grew up in the burbs and went to college but learned how to flow shouldnt be allowed to rap, is like sayin someone who grew up in the projects, but still developed some like business skills or watever, shouldnt be hired for an office job. i dunno, i mean im not like a big sam adams fan at all or anything. but he should be allowed to make music. and at least he raps about wats real for him, not like all the rappers who rap about street shit, and they havent even really lived it

    • Yaowa Stallion

      No Hip Hops for the people and dudes like Sam Adams are twisting what vets paved the way for and turning it into bullshit and dudes like Slaine are sick of it and finally makin a damn stance.

    • BRRRR

      hip hop isn't the goddamn UN there's no one in charge and there are no rules about who can make music fascist motherfucker

  • MIC DEEZ

    IS SAM THE WHITE SOULJA BOY?

  • hiphopscout

    http://www.reverbnation.com/sav

  • RC N

    You complain about new rappers these old "street rappers" need 2 chut up and put pout music who cares what he does...hip-hop is music.its not street shit thers alternative rap gangsta rap ,conscious rap it doesnt need 2 be about that becasue not everyone is from the fucking streets so shut up with that shit and let him do him...rappers dont like it make music and take tht buzz but dont go complaining thru a letter

  • phen certified detroit hood nigga

    yo brendan eat a dick u dont get it u never will cuzz u aint street its tha principal and the money what u talking bout??? oh by tha way u must have wolverine claws swanging off sam adams nuts fuck suburban rappers! if joey got it in boston i would love to see them eat up sam adams alive haha slaughterhouse bitch.. TMB KREW Reppin

  • phen certified detroit hood nigga

    yo i agree wit ol boy hip hop is street shit and because its street shit i dont mean ignorant shit hip hop is lyrical and funky like some gucci mane something u can go ham to and u gotta pay dues thats a must,dont get me wrong im not knocking his hustle but on the real fuck sam adams u wanna be bubbly n gum then stick to pop music wyte boi, now if its college music keep that shit on college stages cuzz tha real hip hop street shit aint feelin u and we aint gon welcome yo bitch ass with hugs. its like dis graff shit u gotta pay dues bomb tha city get rank get skill cant jump from toy status to t.k.o krew out in cali.. dont even fuck wit detroit u gets no love and im mexican so we aint even fuckin wit u for those bitch niggas defending ol wyte boi like its music! let him do his music yea he can do his music just dont call it hip hop or rap bitch niggas wit no rank get no love in detroit were they do that at???? Money Southwest 313rd holla at the migos we got that work!!

  • sum bullshit

    Sam Adam's songs may have frat boy themes but those are the people the album was made for. This dude is just rapping about his life and what he does which is what this musics all about. I understand Boston emcees dissing Sam Adams for titling his album Bostons boy because apparently he's not actually from the city but saying his music is whats killing hip hop is ridiculous.

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  • RowB

    Slaine just mad cus hes wack, i dont even like sam adams, but hip hop is music, and this kid is makin music and people are listening to it, no need to hate on him just know hes different and has a different sound, and as far as the street cred, who gives a shit, street cred is unrelevent in hip hop today, nobody has street cred.RAPPERS GO TO JAIL TO BOOST THEIR CAREERS(LIL WAYNE,T.I.,GUCCI MANE) ALL SERVING UNDER 1 YEAR, WTF IS THAT?

    • SouthieBadboy

      Gucci beat a homicide case... How's that not Street Credit???

    • duhh

      I know u were prob just tryin to back up your points but Gucci got mad street cred, dont get me wrong he's a terrible rapper, but he's G. Most G rappers are terrible...like shawty lo for example. terrible rapper but he do run the streets

  • MR SO BOSTON

    THIS IS MR SO BOSTON ALSO KNOWN AS GUTTA OF DA DUNDALE BOYS. IDK WHERE THIS KID CAME FROM BUT GET HIM OUT OF HERE. IF U WONDERING SLAINE IS OFFICIAL OUT HERE AND HE KNO WAT HE TALKIN BOUT. BOSTON DONT CO-SIGN THIS TRASH AND WHY WOULD HIP HOP. SAM ADAMS WILL NEVER GET PLAY OUT HERE

    • this dude is wack

      For real, we aint got no one reppin mass really, and this dude just gonna make boston rap seem even worse. big ups to guru even tho he did his thing over in new york but he roxbury all day

  • MXL

    No way is this kid gonna be able to keep the "Sam Adams" name. He'll get hit with that cease & desist motion just like Remy Ma (formerly "Remy Martin"). Anyway, I don't know anything about Sam or Slaine, so I'll stay outta this one.

  • IOWEYOU

    I don't understand the issue..

  • IOWEYOU

    I don't really understand the issue...

  • YaYouKnow

    This kid is a joke.

  • SA all Day!

    Slaine is official in Hip Hop, so if he calls Adams wack, it is what it is. Soul Assassins ALL DAY everyday. Viva La Coka!

    • ihateu

      Slaine is only official in Hip Hop cuz no one has called his fat ass out yet. Even he admits he's not originally from Boston so where's he get off with this? Dude's an ex-fiend turned actor turned rapper. If any one single person one this blog knew hiphop the way they claim to they would be able to peep that Slaine mimicks and imitates every flow of someone else who's hot at that moment. He's got one verse on LCN where he switches from Eminem to Fifty in the same verse. I'm not sayin' dude aint got lyrics but unless he develops his own style real soon he's gonna run out of material. He's still in the cathartic stage of his writing. Once he gets the demons out his creativity is gonna plateau if he doesnt develop his own style and stick with it... and maybe thats why he's so fucking worried about what the state of hiphop is going to become because he aint gonna have anyone else's style to bite. Seriously, listen to his flows.... if you know hip hop you know you can start spitting the flows he bit right over his verses. And that aint hate. Thats fact.

  • rawbiz

    Yo, this dude (Sam Adams) talks about what he knows, and because of the founders of hip-hop did their job to push the culture and the music forward, he raps about the world as he sees it and doesn't try to act like someone he isn't. Hip-Hop is a culture, rap is something you do. A white suburban kid can rap about his world and there's nothing wrong with it.

    • Indiemuzik

      On your point about rappers who've made pop songs, there's a difference. Jay-z is considered a sellout by most hip hop heads, so ofcourse he made pop songs. Lil Wayne is not a rapper, he's just someone who spews incoherrent nausia over great production. Em, Dre, Fifty (back in the day), and Kanye (also back in the day) made a few pop songs, but not entire pop albums, as is the case with Sam Adams. Biggie and Pac did make a few pop songs also, but they never lived to see what the reaction towards hip hop fans would've been. Instead they died and their fans would've accepted anything they released. Nas on the other hand went heavily in a pop direction back in the late 90's and was condemned by the hip hop community because saturating the market with pop was looked down upon at the time. The only reason why Nas is still here is because in 2001 he came out with Stillmatic and has been consistent ever since. But none of these guys made an entire pop album labeled as hip hop because it use to be considered harmful to saturate the market with that type of music. Also I'm not against blending hip hop with other forms of music. There's this dude named P.O.S. who blends rap with punk and he's SICK! Check out his album Never Better and you'll know what I mean.

    • crack;;

      I guess you mean the occasional club/party joint, but I can't think of many Nas, Pac, or BIG songs that I would call pop

    • rawbiz

      The only thing bad about this and hip-hop is that people think that it's bad for hip-hop. People make pop records and rap on them all of the time, they aren't hip-hop songs, they're pop songs. Jay-Z makes some pop songs, Wayne makes some pop songs, Em, Dre, Fifty, Kanye, Nas, Biggie, Pac, all make or made some pop songs, that's worse for the culture than this guy. Because people automatically think that someone is rapping it's hip-hop. Not true, EPMD warned us about the cross-over, but now people go in the studio to make a record for the most people to like it is pop, not hip-hop. I am hip-hop, I listen to all music including hip-hop, but just because someone raps, doesn't mean it's hip-hop. Does everyone that sings make R and B records. If a song has an electric guitar is it always heavy metal? Get a fucking grip and learn your culture.

  • Yeah... Okay

    I actually took the time to Youtube Sam Adams. I was unimpressed. Being a "white college frat boy" it angers me that all of you just push his crap onto us like we ALL like it. I can't STAND it. Autotune is garbage... That's all he used. He made a song about losing his friend to drugs... Then turns around and makes songs about nothing BUT drugs. It's pathetic. It's garbage. To call it hip-hop is an insult to the genre. I'm a hip hop fan to the core. P.O.S. is my dude. I'm from Seattle.. We have actual TALENTED white emcees up here. Please don't lump this dude in with all white emcees. Cuz he's not hip hop.

  • Willy

    I actually took the time to Youtube Sam Adams. I was unimpressed. Being a "white college frat boy" it angers me that all of you just push his crap onto us like we ALL like it. I can't STAND it. Autotune is garbage... That's all he used. He made a song about losing his friend to drugs... Then turns around and makes songs about nothing BUT drugs. It's pathetic. It's garbage. To call it hip-hop is an insult to the genre. I'm a hip hop fan to the core. P.O.S. is my dude. I'm from Seattle.. We have actual TALENTED white emcees up here. Please don't lump this dude in with all white emcees. Cuz he's not hip hop.

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  • Articulate1

    Gay, poser bullshit that sounds like wack noise made by corny clowns with no respect for the culture that never paid dudes and have nothing to say over tinny , soulless production is ALWAYS bad for Hip-Hop...period. Whether black or white, rich or poor if your music is bullshit and you get attention in the media, you ARE a threat to the game because you take shine and attention away from credible artists. More real rappers need to grow some balls and start to denounce the bullshit publicly, enough is enough.

  • Articulate1

    Gay, poser bullshit that sounds like wack noise made by corny clowns with no respect for the culture that never paid dudes and have nothing to say over tinny , soulless production is ALWAYS bad for Hip-Hop...period. Whether black or white, rich or poor if your music is bullshit and you get attention in the media, you ARE a threat to the game because you take shine and attention away from credible artists. More real rappers need to grow some balls and start to denounce the bullshit publicly, enough is enough.

  • Dats my word

    nobody should be threatened by this wack kid. especially slaine. this wack kid simply separates the wackness from the good. real heads know what good music is, and will support the good shit. i just finished watching this little punk, never again will i waste my time on that shit! support GOOD music people!

  • kush nap

    oh yeah being frat boy isnt hip hop. frat boys dont deserve a voice in hip hop. frat boys need to worry about that next kegger and let hip hop heads worry about hip hop. if you wear flip flops, dont make rap/dance/electronic/urban and jock something else.

  • jesterdx

    brendan wat the fuck is u goin on bout it has nothin to do wiv slaine... of course it does cos he luvs rap/hiphop (as i do) & hes lookin out for the genre! i dont fink u kno y slain is pissed but let me tell u y... 1st the dude puts out an ep called boston boy wen he dont rep shit & 2nd he done bort his own shit hes no legit!

  • nibs

    I don't tihnk anyone that listens to Sam Adams gives a shit what Slaine has to say

  • big braveheart

    Who the fuck is Sam Adams and is he actually any good. Boston's hip-hop scene is not a joke to the poster below! Edo-G, Big Shug, Slaine, Termanology, Guru, Krumbsnatcha, Slaine, get real there is plenty of quality there!!!

  • BRRRR

    Boston's hip hop scene is a joke anyway

    • foranyentertainment

      Listen to any one of my songs (myspace.com/dickkam) and then tell me the Boston scene is a joke...Honestly, if u can do that you win, if not, you remain the loser you are today

    • sospecial

      that benzino comment was a joke though haha and yea i dunno bout this sam adams kid. sumthin dont sit rite

    • nickelnine

      yea, because edo g, guru, akro, mr lif, 7l & esoteric, reks, etc., are all jokes.

    • USD

      what are you talkin about they got Benzino!

  • Beantown

    Honestly, I was hoping a legitimate Boston rapper would jump on this kid. It may look like just hatin to someone not from around here, but the situation is that Boston has had toooo many wack rappers misrepresenting the city for too long. That's why this clown rubs dudes the wrong way. especially cuz of how he made a name. Somehow only the bullshit prevails.... while the real (Term, Reks, Statik & the whole team) struggle. I'm definitely not a big La Coka Nostra fan, but Slaine is a real MC, dude can spit. If he felt inclined to diss this Sam Adams kid it would be like hitting a girl. "Sorry Sammy, but Boston's boy is about to get banned from Boston" Maybe he doesn't deserve that, but I knew some Boston rappers were going to react that way. It's kinda like how Soulja boy didn't necessarily deserve the huuge amount of hate he got, despite how awful he is. He just made a horrible song at the wrong time, and epitomized everything that people thought was wrong with hiphop. Boston has long been sick of the bullshit and some fag calling himself 'Boston Boy' while misrepresenting the city and making a name through fraud and paying zero dues was going to piss someone off. I kinda hoped Termanology or Reks would tear his head off but maybe it's better that they stay above this. I'm sure the kid will have packed shows at colleges but he has nothing to do with hiphop, and Slaine may be right that he symbolizes BAD hiphop. I'm just sayin there's more to it in Boston than to just say Slaines hatin. Whateva, he aint in my ipod and I'm pretty sure the one good rap station (88.9/ 96.5) is too credible to play him so he won't be in my ears.

  • Don Digit

    Scam Adams is a cornball, this fool got his own team buying thousands of his own units so he could get on itunes top. I hope Slaine takes this kids head off, he has paid absolutely no dues. "Boston's boy" needs to get the old Boston Paul Pierce treatment to welcome him to the rap game.

  • Brendan

    Typical Democrat reaction to free capitalism and freedom of speech. Slaine has no business getting involved with or commenting on Sam Adam's success because Slaine had nothing to do with it. If Slaine is such a monster on the mic then Slaine better find a way to make a catchy song and reach those college kids' ears. Who else buys music in 2010 except for college kids? These rappers need to realize the money they want to make does not exist within the cities they live. They MUST go to the burbs and college campuses to find financial success and stop hatin on the ones who get there before them.

    • Indiemuzik

      Personally now that I've thought about it, I think Sam Adams only sold for 4 reasons: 1.His album only cost $6.99 2.Every other popular album had been on the charts for months and had run their course, making it easy for him to climb the charts 3.He bit off Asher Roth's single "I love College" 4.Every hip hop head went beserk and gouged Sam Adams' level significance I mean in all honesty even after all the attention we've given him he's only sold 15,000 copies in a month. Slaughterhouse, Tech N9ne, and Atmosphere did better than that in a week (with albums that cost twice as much). Well anyway I think we hip hop fans should ignore this douchebag (Sam Adams) and simply tell our friends who are fans of his that "Sam Adams is a pussy" and they'll back down from liking him (its worked for me).

    • GregG

      A lot of ignorant posts on this article. Everyone is just jealous that Sam Adams found another way to make some money in this game. No he isn't even close to in Slaine's category, they dont make the same music or make music for similar crowds. Slaine should just do his own thing and not hate. You really gonna get on him for saying he's Boston's Boy? He is from Cambridge, come on to anyone outside of Boston, Cambridge is Boston. To say hes banned from Boston? What is Slaine the King of Boston? No one knows you. I am from Brookline and I never heard of this dude until this article, its not like Sam is gonna be going to the same spots and hanging with the same people as Slaine. Slaine had a minor part in a low budget film by Afleck, He can't be as paid as you guys are saying, the movie had a 19 million dollar budget, how much of that you think when to Slaine? His role was more of a favor, not like hes an academy award winning actor, they just tried to get some Boston guys in it, same with the upcoming movie The Town, its based in Charlestown. Where was his role in the reporter? Another movie EP'd by Afleck. Dude can't act hes just from Boston so got a call. Demand dictates the product, White kids buy the majority of music, the clothing, the books, the movies, go to the shows. They want electro dance hip hop, they want the kind of music that Sam is making, they want Drake, they dont care about some crusty clown with street cred from Boston, they want music they can get drunk listening to and get chicks dancing they don't care where hes from or if he has street cred. Don't hate that a white kid who just started rapping is more popular than you Slaine with his target market. It isn't like hes stealing your fans, it was white college students with their parents credit cards buying his EP. Soundscan and Itunes both vouched for his stats. Everyone on this board is a hater besides Brendan for the most part(I didn't read all the posts so if you had something constructive to say I am not including you), just because you dont like his music just dont buy it and dont listen to it, no need to hate a kid for getting paid.

    • Brendan

      You make a very good point, but when I said they need to market to college kids I did not mean they had to rap about beer drinking and sorority girls in order to appeal to that crowd. Good emcees like Biggie, Pac, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, etc. are just as popular with college kids as the Asher Roth's and Sam Adams' of the world. Nas, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, and Fabolous all performed at the college campus where I attended school. I went to the shows and they were great. None of these rappers had to "be college" in order to market there though. My fear is that too many indie lyricists are neglecting that market altogether. If college kids stop buying good hip-hop, it will be because good hip-hop was not sold to them by those who were capable of creating it. I am not worried about the Sam Adams, Wacka Flacka, and Gucci Mane's of the world because I still see the Kid Cudi's, Wale's, XV's, Wiz Khalifia's & Lupe Fiasco's of the world making big moves as newcomers. And to know that the veterans like Em and Jay-Z are still selling well is comforting too. So why can't they co-exist? Club rappers, street rappers, and conscious rappers have already co-existed for years, and ten years from now I believe it will be the same. Let them make their money.

    • it is destruction

      In your previous post you said you've been a hip hop fan for a long time and you do not like Sam Adams music but are just defending his right to record it. He may have the right to record it how ever he pleases but it is most definitely a destruction to the hip hop culture. You say that these rappers need to start appealing to college kids to sell there records but asher roth is as college as it gets and he didn't go gold and is only going to go downhill from here(sales wise). Look at the songs that were singles in the 90's. None of those songs would get 1 spin before 2 AM in this world today. Sam Adams' type of rap is a destruction because if this is the only rap that sells, eventually its going to be the only rap out there. Now you say you do not like his music but in ten years this is gonna be the only rap music out there. So as a fan you should be somewhat concerned that eventually you won't be able to hear any decent new music. The better rappers (IMO) wont be on any major label, even though now there are plenty of good rappers on independent labels, theyre not gonna have any budget, their production will probably be sub par. Im not saying everything has to be crazy lyrical, but god dammit everyone in this world is not a rapper and people need to realize this. People hear rap music and go "oh damn thats easy i can do that" and now we got a bunch of lyricless waka flaka flame, oj da juiceman type niggas tryin to run the rap game.

    • Brendan

      IndieMuzik, You don't have to worry about butting heads with me. My ideologies are far from what both parties have become in today's time. I don't watch Fox news nor do I support most republicans currently in office. That part is getting off topic though... As far as his sales, I thought SoundScan already cleared this up. When a person buys more than one album of the same kind on the digital market, it only counts as one hit for the charts. He would have had to buy thousands of albums from thousands of different accounts to have forged those numbers. Finally, the way you describe the music business is from a traditional major label perspective. If you are an indie artist who records, markets, and sells your own music, you are considered an independent entrepreneur, and as long as your samples are cleared and that sort of thing, you truly are operating in a free marketplace even if in reality you will never be a real competitor to the major labels. Other artists are certainly free to put Adams out of business by providing a better product to the same market, but that doesn't sound like those are Slaine's intentions. I don't think we really know what kind of merit Adams has for sure though. I knew a rap group in college that sold about two thousand records and the group didn't even have a web site. They were just some local artists that played house parties every weekend and made a living on it through college. I consider that to be hard work even if noone outside of the campus knew them. Had iTunes been around then, they could have ended up in the same boat as Adams selling thousands of records digitally with no real buzz outside of the colleges they played at. I can understand the frustration of Adams not being real hip-hop, but music is music regardless. You can label it pop/dance/electro etc. and at the end of the day it is what it is. If we already know that Adams is not a part OF the hip-hop culture, then why are hip-hop sites even giving him airtime in the first place? P.S. I respect you for joining this debate without insults and harsh language unlike the others.

    • Indiemuzik

      I really hate butting heads with republicans because frankly I think its pathetic anyone still trumpets that radical ideology. But on the point of freedom of speech I think you should know that over 1800 people were arrested at the 2004 REPUBLICAN convention. Also try watching Fox News and see how tolerant they are towards free speech (the "blame America first crowd" is what they usually label them). On the topic of "free capitalism" you should know that the music industry falls way outside of the sphere of the free market. It's a polyopolistic business in terms of sales (not counting free downloads). The way this works is that major labels buy up air time for their artists on the entertainment mediums (MTV, BET, radio, etc..). In Sam Adams case the reason people are ticked off at him is because there's a possibility that the soundscan papers shown for his sales might not be valid. I mean up until his album hit #1 on itunes he didn't have any acclaim anywhere. He wasn't known for concerts(performed at less than 5 up until then), mixtapes(nobody bought them), the social networking sites (check myspace, facebook, music blogs, and twitter and you'll notice he doesn't have many plays or fans). That leaves the possibility that he bought the majority of his own albums. Meaning he doesn't have the type of work ethic which has been used as a type of score metric from the beginning of hip hop to see whether you truly earned your success. And it's not shown by singing pop songs or making people think you're talented just for being percieved as being popular, but through MERIT.

    • Brendan

      I'm here because I've been a hip-hop fan my whole life and 90% of what I listen to today is hip-hop. I understand the culture quite well and I've worked promotional gigs with hip hop artists in the past so I am already well schooled on that. I do not like Sam Adams' music. I am simply defending his right to record, perform, and sell records. That RAWBIZ guy above said it perfect: "A white suburban kid can rap about HIS world and theres nothing wrong with it". As long as he's not pretending to be a thug or rapping about subject matter he isn't familiar with, then he's perfectly legit doing what he's doing.

    • --

      cosign C-ARSON, as previously stated, I don't know what the fuck BRENDAN is doing here

    • C-ARSON

      Learn? Brendan your a joke. I know more of this subject then you would ever believe. You suck, your not part of the culture so fuck off and go post on a financial blog. You don't get it, you don't understand what we're bitching about. I don't have the time or will, to school you on this. Don't give your 2 cents on something your not a part of. Your like a liberal coming to GOP convention trying to tell US how it is. If you can't speak specifically on the matter kick rocks.

    • Brendan

      Politics and marketing have EVERYTHING to do with music because those are the avenues that govern what musicians can and cannot do. Let's not forget also that hip-hop started as a political movement. I never said Slaine wasn't successful. I have no idea who Slaine is other than that he is a rapper who came up with the idea to ban Sam Adams' music and cut off his head. If Slaine is more successful than Sam Adams and makes more money than Sam Adams than why is he involved? Thats my point. And why argue principle? Does "principle" pay bills? It's not like we are debating abortion or rape or the death penalty here. You are talking about principle in a situation where a young entrepreneur built an independent business and now people are mad about it. Wheres the principle in taking that man's freedom? You can say fuck me, call me a douche bag, criticize my career as a social worker and whatever else will make you feel better, but at the end of the day you haven't learned a thing. Sam Adams will still be selling records whether you think he's wack or not, and marketing and politics will still be the two biggest governing bodies of the music industry. You can either bitch about it on a message board, or go out and change it yourself. It's that simple.

    • C-ARSON

      FUCK YOU BRENDAN!!!!!!! YOUR A HUGE DOUCHE BAG. YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE YOUR HEAD UP YOUR ASS. A SOCIAL WORKER? WAS THAT YOUR MAJOR? USE THAT PATHETIC 28K A YEAR GO BUY A FEW MORE SAM ADAM CD'S. BY THE WAY IF YOUR A RAPPER AND YOUR WACK BY HIPHOP STANDARDS YOUR FUCKING WACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • chaos1one

      "Who else buys music in 2010 except for college kids? These rappers need to realize the money they want to make does not exist within the cities they live. They MUST go to the burbs and college campuses to find financial success and stop hatin on the ones who get there before them." I'm a college kid who lives in the suburbs and I NEVER buy music. Why buy it if you can torrent that shit online? Also, I never heard of this cat but I hate him already if he's making frat boy music. Except for Asher Roth though....that kid's aight.

    • C-ARSON

      FUCK YOU BRENDAN (FAGGOT ASS NAME BY THE WAY) THE FUCK VOTING HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING? DO EVEN KNOW ABOUT SLAINE'S SUBJECT MATTER? THAT SHIT DON'T FLY ON COLLEGE RADIO OR CAMPUS. SLAINE IS GETTIN MONEY AND HAS MORE MONEY AND 30X THE RESPECT SAM ADAM'S WILL EVER HAVE. ADAMS SOLD 15,000 RECORDS OOOHH, HE MUST BE RICH! SLAINE PERFORMS ON MAJOR TOURS AND IS A PART OF 2 DIFFERENT GROUPS. SLAINE IS DOPE AND SAM ADAMS ISN'T AND THATS THE BOTTOM LINE.

    • RepTheBean978

      Hey there Brendan, its obvious that you don't get the point. The point is principle and thats sumthin you yuppy fucks just dont understand. This dude Sam Adams has no buisness putting out an EP called Bostons Boy when quite frankly he has never set foot in the city besides goin to a sox or celtics game. and trust me dog, Slaine has plenty of catchy song so take a listen before you talk shit. Its just Slaines too hard for this bubblegum rap shit that these pussy DJ's play on the radio.and if you wanna go there with financial success Slaines landed himself in 2 Ben Afleck directed movies and trust me hes not done there. The real hip hop lives underground baby, we like roaches, never dien, always livin.

    • -

      BRENDAN, you seem to know a thing about marketing, and for some reason you are talking politics here... but I don't think you know anything about hiphop so what are you doing here?

    • Brendan

      No I am not Sam Adams. I am a social worker and a former college student who was very involved in the campus music scene and I've seen plenty of party rappers find success on college campuses even though they would be considered "wack" by hip-hop standards. When I saw all the hate the kid was getting I thought about those days and realized what a great market the college campus is, and how these inner city rappers don't take advantage of it. I see it everywhere. Talented ass dudes who confine themselves to the city and then complain when they can't make a dollar or get recognized. Then they go and vote for a liberal because they want money in the city when thats not where the money is. Hip-Hop could be so much more powerful if rappers knew how and where to market.

    • --

      every page on this kid you BRENDAN are on here immediately, writing paragraphs in defense of this wack rapper is that you Sam Adams?? is your real name Brendan?

  • C-ARSON

    ALL I KNOW IS SLAINE IS FUCKING NICE! BAR FOR BAR HE KILLING EVERYBODY. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR A DISS SONG. I'VE HEARD BEFORE THAT SAM ADAMS WAS A VERY RICH KID. IF YOU START IN THE UPPER CLASS, WHAT YOU RAPPING FOR? GO GET A JOB AND FALL BACK. I DRINK SAM ADAMS BUT I WON'T LISTEN TO IT.

  • wiz khalifa

    i heard 2 of sams songs they both were terrible i dont think any of my college frat boys would like him, he doesnt bring anything new or fresh to the game im gald hes white rich and in school i got plenty of freinds just like him, but he needs to leave music alone i can make songs better than that all day i wonder if ill get 15,000 downloads lol

  • Brookaveli

    There are a lot of MCs with skills that have a hard time putting together a catchy song, and there are a lot of catchy songs by rappers without skills. When a talented MC drops an album that is on-point lyrically with decent beats that is not embraced by the mainstream, it is an underground classic. When a garbage MC has some radio-friendly tracks there are a lot of casual listeners who will buy it and will say it is a great album, but true heads won't support it. Very rarely do you see an album that gets the stamp of approval as real hip-hop yet can successfully cross over into mainstream success. So... when it comes to Slaine vs. Sam Adams, if Sam Adams is corny his sales are probably not detracting from Slaine's sales b/c it sounds like they are making music for completely different audiences. If anything, Slaine is cutting off the opportunity to jump on Sam Adams' album and make his point by murdering him on his own shit (potentially expanding his own fan base) instead of doing it by complaining in the media and coming off sounding like a punk.

    • shone jones

      Co-sign.

    • OOooo.

      "Slaine is cutting off the opportunity to jump on Sam Adams' album and make his point by murdering him on his own shit (potentially expanding his own fan base) " lol yea or he could go the other common route, by tearin him up with a diss track (potentially expanding his own fan base)

  • foranyentertainment

    Just all sounds like a publicity thing to me. Talk about something that's in the news, in a controversial way, and it will bring attention to you. Even if it really has nothing to do with you! It seemed to work for Slaine though, good for him...Myspace.com/DickKam

  • HHFAN

    I'ma keep it real...I don't see why people hate in on Sam Adams. Yeah, they not a household name but the Cherry Wheat Boston lager is my shit. I guess it only keepin it real if you sipping on Patron & bubbly nowadays...

  • SwiffER SWEEPER

    OK ON SOME REAL I DONT SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS IF YOU LIKE TO RAP THEN RAP I MEAN HELL IF YOU KAN MAKE MONEY OFF OF SOMETHING WHY NOT DO IT HIP HOP HAS CHANGED AND IT WILL KEEP EVOLVING AND THE OLD HEADS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS SLAINE GUY JUST KANT GET WITH THE PROGRAM AND I NEVER HEARD EM RAP BUT HE MUST NOT BE THAT GOOD IF I HEARD ABOUT THIS SAM DUDE FROM OLD HEADS AND NOT SLAINE

    • Galv

      Like it or not the music industry is a business, and you need to possess some degree of skill, but even more importantly you have to be smart. Slaine can sit there and make great music, but he's not going to see the desired return from it if he's not smart enough to run his shit like a business.

    • Galv

      If Slaine is so good but has no budget then have him start a Kickstarter campaign. If anyone actually likes him they can chip in to fund his next album. And you can talk about skill all you want, but skills alone don't make you money. You need the business sense too, so if Slaine doesn't want to get signed then he'll have to figure out a solution on his own. Skills are great, but they're only half the game. While a lot of you may think "that's not right" or "that's not fair" that's the way it is so get over it. With the internet so huge now its the best time in the history of music to get your name out there without going through traditional avenues like a label, but whining and sounding like a bitch about the success of someone else isn't the way to do it.

    • RepTheBean978

      do your research u little punk. one slaine song wud make u shit ya pants and run home cryin to ya mothah.

    • Anon1

      If "old heads" need to embrace the old then why do new heads get a pass on respecting the old and founders?

    • kush nap

      nah you part of the problem. if old heads around your way name drop sam adams before slaine, you hang around some straight butt plungers. thats the whole part of the problem son. skills arent rewarded anymore, bullshit is. adams no skill = buzz. slaine skills = no buzz. its ass backwards cuz the average rap fan in 2010 eats shit with a smile. "hes just making money" is a bullshti excuse, i know niggas selling crack just for money, i know cats serving god for money, its wrong.

  • kush nap

    slaine got a right to be pissed because he been repping boston spitting fire for years now and no one wants to acknowledge it. slaine easily one of the rawest white rappers EVER, but the racist industry only wants to acknowledge one white boy so slaine gets overlooked. so many kids wait for a magazine or radio to tell you a emcee spits crack, my ears tell me that. these kids are pawns, "i like him cuz i heard him on the radio" or "i like him i saw him on tv or in a magazine" thats how hip hop gay boys get down. slaine will body most rappers today and this sam adams faggot does suck, and he is bad for hip hop cuz hes got no skills, has paid zero dues, and hes pulling funny style shit like its normal. give slaine a budget, give slaine some props, this industry would rather see a talented white emcee die than win. eminem is dope, but dont act like hes the only white boy spitting raw, cuz its just not true. fuck sam adams, peace to slaine.

    • ihateu

      I paid mad dues. I've been stabbed. I've survived two shootings. I did 7 1/2 for attempted murder when I was dumb ass kid. I've banged. I've got four kids by four women. All my money goes to child support. I used to serve cats on the battle rap tip for years. I recorded an album and got jerked around for years by labels. Now I work a normal job, I'm going back to school to do social work to help others, NOT get rich... and as far as I'm concerned Slaine can get it too. So, by everyone's definition of "paying dues" on these posts I should be a multi-platinum rapper by now then, huh? Fuck Sam Adams and Fuck Slaine too. They're both fake in two completely different ways. Oh yeah.... and I'm white. I'd like to see these black rappers measure up to me as far as "paying dues" are concerned for that matter.

  • Troof

    Why hate on Sam then let Young Money get a pass? I dont like Sam's style and wouldnt buy it, but obviously 15000+ people do. So fuck it. Let the kid do what he wants. He can't be worse than Soulja Boy

    • wussupworld

      Yea its not like this Sam Adams cat is the only one fuckin the game up...and you guys are all preaching to the fuckin choir on this site. No matter how good a dude is if its not catchy, easy to listen to, and dumbed down your average ass clown consumer isnt gonna buy it. Real hiphop is not on the radio, dont blame him for that. Im not defending him im just sayin dudes on this board are complaining to the wrong people

    • sg33

      This guy speaks the truth. Let this moron make money, the people who buy his crap music would never buy good music from a real Boston rapper anyway so let it go.

  • jesterdx

    an ppl wonder y cube ain jus pissed at the new kids on the west... cos of this shit which is goin on all the youngsters better get the fuck down & hope they dont get burnt!

  • G-Sus

    Yeah ban him for the sake of art... Makes no cense to me; Hello censorship ! Maybe he should shut Sam Adams' mouth up for the sake of freedom of speech...

  • I_Am_Beast

    I agree with Slaine 100%...please take this kid's head off!!! He needs to be destroyed, these bullshit rappers don't get a pass! I'm from an era where weak rappers got bodied, these kids nowadays co-sign garbage and claim it's progress. If you kick a half-ass rap I'll tear your head off...Don't get it twisted, I destroy the weak. Slaine is thorough on the mic...Peace to the LCN fam...those dudes are dope (no pun intended)

  • cx

    older rappers arent used to new forms of hiphop,and it doesnt matter what color uare or how u grew up if u want to make music than you can if u dont like a certian type of music than dont listen to it,theirs no such thing of real hip hop theirs al dif types of hiphop like theirs all dif types of cars,and if u dont like a car than dont buy it.u dont have to be from the hood to be a rapper thats crazy.and the dude said paid dues?? meaning killing or doing something foul ? u dont have to do that to be a rapper.u dont have to kill sumone to put rhymes together and be respected,matter fact i dont respect gangs,or murders,i respect the people that work hard,hold in their anger insted of killing someone,fuk paying dues, i think once they get the gangs and drug lords out of hiphop than real hiphop will be alive,when hiphop was born in78 in ny it was born by break danceing,painting on walls,freestyleing,and ect, theirs rappers u might not like and theirs rappers u will,but the ones u might not like some else will,so its like who is he to tell someone not to eat pizza just cause they dont like to eat pizza...holla at me jersey al day bitch 1...i allways bring the fire on blogs..

    • Galv

      @AgenT_Zer0 - First off, comment about something other than spelling and grammar please, you're fucking annoying. Secondly, although it was difficult to read ex's response, he makes a lot of good points. The fact that Sam Adams didn't grow up in the ghetto and "pay his dues" doesn't mean shit about his music. While it may piss people like Slaine off that they're so "hard and real" and making less money than Sam, the fact of the matter is that Sam's music being inherently poppy appeals to way more people than Slaine's does. No shit he sells more records and Slaine should have known that going into this. If he wants to make music he considers "real" then it should be no surprise that his reach isn't going to be as diverse as Sam's. You chose quality over quantity Slaine, now fucking live with it. And on another note I went to HS with Sam and while I do not like his music at all (not my style) he was always a good guy and if he finds himself successful at something he loves doing then power to him. If you're so angry about his existence than blame his fans that made it possible. He's not doing anything that any of you wouldn't do given the opportunity. I also don't like hip hop, but probably would like it a lot more if the majority of it wasn't just different gangs or labels having pissing contests with each other. Ex is right that when all this gang and drug shit gets cleaned up maybe hip hop artists could focus on making real music, and those fucking lowlife inbred gang members would be dead or in jail where they belong.

    • AgenT_Zer0

      Did you graduate high school or did you drop out in middle school, because you've clearly missed more than a few English classes.

  • Audrey The Provocative

    The guy making the judgement, 'Slaine,' constantly asserts that Sam Adams is "bad for Hip-Hop," yet he does not provide any (efficient) reasons to backup his claims, except the dubious claim that he "never paid his due." Ummmm, Adams has sold upwards of 15,000 copies of his Boston's Boy EP, and I'm quite sure that's 'paying' something. As for 'Duck Down,' if he really believes that "all these White rappers are turning Hip-Hop into bubble gum bullshit" and other matters, he's sadly mistaken. The White rappers aren't doing much in the game thus far, and Hip-Hop is in no way the same state as Disco, dead, or even 'dying' for that matter.

    • Audrey The Provocative

      @Agent_Zer0. Okay, so you're claiming that because I type in a way that other people can understand, I'm "trying to sound intelligent?" Well, that actually wasn't my intention, but I sure as hell must've sounded "intelligent" in some form to you for you to notice that. Doesn't matter anyway. I'm not posting here to "sound intelligent." That's just my typing style. Nevertheless, I'm sure by "rich White college kids," following his words about how they supposedly "turn Hip-Hop in frat bullshit," I'm sure he's talking about the rapper in question, Sam Adams being the main catalyst. Agent Zero, listen to how much of a dumbass you sound. You're saying, because I type "politically correct," which is odd, considering this website doesn't have shit to do with politics, and "grammatically correct," which I do, and you did too by the way let's not forget, so people can read my shit easier, I "don't know anything about Hip-Hop." Lol, that shit doesn't even go together. Correction, typing doesn't have anything to do with having knowledge about Hip-Hop, but I'm not exactly sure your dumbass would understand that anyway. I know plenty about Hip-Hop, and if I didn't, I wouldn't have joined this site. And, 'Crack,' I knew they were White, but then again, the fact they were White didn't matter. My comment didn't say anything that would imply that I assumed they weren't White or anything like it. It also doesn't distract from the fact the first guy that made his comments didn't give an explanation, other than the claim he "never paid his due." I mean, I'm not exactly sticking up for the other dude, but admit it, selling albums has to be "paying" something.

    • crack;;

      I guess you fools don't realize Slaine is white huh.

    • AgenT_Zer0

      He didn't say white rappers, he said "rich white college kids". It's clear to me that while you attempt to be as intelligent sounding as well as politically and especially grammatically correct in your post, you yourself know very little about Hip-hop.

  • shooptyhoop

    lol wtf. so does slaine mean that since sam adams wasn't raised in a shitty ghetto that he can't rap/love hiphop?

  • POWERFUL

    Its wack to hate on someone cause they makin more money than you. College kids listen to rap too. HipHop can't be threatened. HipHop is forever. Sam Adams may be wack but hes gona put Boston in the spotlight and all artists from there will be able to capitalize off that. Why make a beef with somebody you dont even know? Money breeds jealousy.

    • jerseyfresh

      Make beef = Make money. If Biggie and Pac were still alive I would tell you to ask them. Then again if they were alive no one would give a flying f*uck about this article.

    • AgenT_Zer0

      An actual intelligent response to the article, holy shit! ^_^

  • pDASH

    Wow, Slaine is hating hard. What's he so worried about what this other guy is doing? Slaine do you and the Coka Nostra thing...

  • DOJA

    i'm not surprised that this herb can sell 15k. if you're from t-dot, you might have heard of these goofballs called down with webster. if you think sam looks like a fuckin idiot, google those clowns. for a better laugh, check out one of their tracks. anyway, these guys market there shit to college students and they eat it up. is it fair? fuck no, but that's the industry. having said that, i would love to see slaine or ill bill knock this guy in the mouth ahaha

  • SLAINE IS SAYING SOME GOOD SHIT

    HIP-HOP IS A DYING ART...AND THERE IS ONLY MAYBE 50 RAPPERS OUT OF THOUSANDS THAT ARE REALLY HOLDING DOWN THE RHYMES AND MAKING HIP-HOP STILL FLOAT AROUND, HIP-HOP IN ITS PUREST FORM...WHEN SOME CLOWN COMES OUT AND EMULATES HIMSELF AS A RAPPER AND IS ON SOME DRAKE/LIL WAYNE GARBAGE, WE ALL KNOW THIS MEANS MORE BULLSHIT AND NO1 NEEDS SOME K-FED, BUBBLEGUM JUNK...I LIKE SHIT LIKE MASTA ACE, GZA, NEWER PLANET ASIA SHIT....I AINT WITH THIS WHOLE FUCKIN CORNY RAP BULLSHIT LIL WAYNE, YUNG JOC, LUDACRIS, PEOPLE MAGAZINE RAPPERS...FUCK THAT!

  • Black White Supremist

    I DON;T WANNA HEAR BLACK PEOPLE TALK POSITIVE. I HAVE MY WHITE FAMILY FOR THAT. I WANNA HEAR NIGGR STUFF. START BEEFIN TALKIN SH.T AND DANCIN. SMH WE PAY 4 NIGGRDOM. DO U GO TO ITALIAN MOVIES TO HEAR ABOUT ITALIAN UNITY. NO U WANT GANSTER MAFIA. I WANT NIGGR SH..T! SAM ADAMS EATS PIZZA ROLLS AND MAKES COMPUTER BEATS, YUCK! THERES A MILLION OF THOSE ON THE INTERNET!

  • murdock08

    ok i read the article and i read your responses..no lets not let this guy do his thing hes trash and hes not hip hop..i agree with slaine its a bad look for hip hop heads what these cats do is not hip hop and should not be affiliated with it.what ever happened to having skills??what ever happened to having dope beats??do people not care or respect that anymore?lets go to the asher guy now..he had a budget im from the area hes from and ive never heard of him until his marketing team spent mad cash on promoting him..you have to earn your stripes fam thats how i think about it but now its all pop and commercial cats spending money on air time..fuck that CUT HIS HEAD OFF!!elcetro dance shit take that shit somewhere else boston should ban this guy from every venue straight up..oh im a hater now though fuck that hater shit this is truth all day.

  • Drucifer1983

    Slaines over-reacting................This sam adams cat is about the same as Asher Roth, and we all saw what kind of numbers he pushed....... I think the retard rap being made by gucci mane and People like that is more of a threat than some College frat kid..........I mean, people are really considering a 15,000 copy selling EP a threat??..........Even if he gets a major deal, he still be lucky to break 300K, ask Asher all about it

    • AgenT_Zer0

      But can any independent act like Slaine (for example) sell anything REMOTELY close to 300k? And yet some white suburban kid that goes to college can just come in and have his label push his album to sell 300K (i know its a fictional number but you said it so I'll keep using it)?? That, to me, is bullshit.

  • Assassin221

    I never heard Sam Adams but he sounds like some bullshit, but still, Slaine is sounding like a hater. If real hip-hop heads aren't checking for this dude he's not a threat to hip-hop, he's simply irrelevant, and if dude got a bunch of college kids or whatever to pick up his album then good for him. He didn't infiltrate my iPod so what's the difference?

    • AgenT_Zer0

      True, he won't be on our I-Pods but kids like him set the true hip-hop acts that we all listen to back that much further when they can just walk into the spotlight from literally nowhere at all on the scene and make bank. That, in turn, since it sets the artist back, it sets their label back, which might in turn set their projects back. I mean, we've all seen our favorite artists' albums pushed back, and it's not always simply because it isn't ready..

    • Sammy G

      Expertly stated.

    • B.Dolla

      Co-sign. Let the guy do his thing. Who cares.

  • TBANGA1

    I FEEL EVERYTHING SLAINE SAYS. THERE'S FAR TOO MANY TALENTED BOSTON DUDES AND HE COMES AND LABELS HIMSELF BOSTONS BOY. ARE PEOPLE ALSO FORGETTING SLAINE SOLD 10,000 OF HIS 1ST MIXTAPE HAND TO HAND. THE REAL HUSTLING WAY AND MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF. RESPECT HOMIE BANGA

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