Mr. Collipark Talks Soulja Boy's Decline, Pop Rappers Ruining Urban Music

Exclusive: In advance of his free mixtape, the veteran hit-maker explains his prot

The musical mind behind mid-‘00s smashes for Bubba Sparxxx (“Ms. New Booty”), David Banner (“Play”), and longtime collaborators the Ying Yang Twins (“The Whisper Song”) has formally resumed crafting club-ready confections following a few years removed from the limelight. Mr. Collipark (f/k/a DJ Smurf, a/k/a Beat-In-Azz) will be making his humble request to return to dominating dance floors on Wednesday (March 2nd) with the release of his digital mixtape, the aptly titled Can I Have The Club Back, Please?
This past Tuesday (February 22nd) one of the forefathers of both Crunk and Snap music spoke with HipHopDX about the aforementioned mixtape release (which will be available for free download at featuring his reunion with the Ying Yang Twins after a nearly five year creative separation, and which boasts appearances from Bubba Sparxxx, Young Money Records’ Lil Chuckee and several other southern stars-in-the-making. The CEO of Collipark Music (distributed by Interscope Records) additionally discussed with DX his previous discoveries Soulja Boy and Hurricane Chris, and how their careers have been affected after splitting from their musical mentor.

Smurf also spoke about how all artists in Urban music are being adversely affected by the Pop-Rock stylings currently reshaping the sound of a culture rooted in drum-driven, dance floor friendly breakbeats.
And lastly, the nearly 20-year veteran of the Atlanta music scene revealed if it was he who in fact inspired the early sound of Outkast and the Dungeon Family.     

HipHopDX: Before we get to why you want the club returned to your possession, I need you to tell me why four years later I still bump [Young] Jeezy’s “What You Talkin’ Bout” like the shit dropped yesterday?

Mr. Collipark: [Laughs] That’s ‘cause we put that soul into it, man. That’s a labor of love. When we do records, it ain’t just like a manufacturing – we get ‘em in and get ‘em out. I never did records like that. We put a lot of work and feeling into the records that we do.              

DX: Is that pimpilicious production your best work you think?

Mr. Collipark: [Short pause] No. I mean, you know what I think? I’ve done so much different styles of stuff … Like I always say [that] the stuff that I did for Jeezy, [“Trap Star” and “What You Talkin’ Bout”], is some of my most proud work, because that was like me and B.G. helping him at a time when people thought that he was over. That was when he broke off from Cash Money Records. That was when he left [Bad Boy Records and Boyz N Da Hood]. And we were able to get some real good quality music outta that, and that’s because I really went at that like, Man, somebody’s [career] is depending on these records. So, I take the most pride in those records…when it comes to stuff outside of my club stuff.  

DX: Speaking of, will the sound of Can I Have The Club Back, Please? be more fly-sounding pimp shit like that Jeezy track ….

Mr. Collipark: No, not at all. I mean, the Jeezy stuff was kinda like – If you know any of my old work back when I was making albums, my first album as an artist [in 1995], when I was being called DJ Smurf, was called Versastyles. And I had all kinds of beats on there, like stuff that even back then was ahead of its time. So, I’ve always done all different types of music. But my love has always been [for] the club, uptempo stuff, ‘cause that’s what I grew up on.

When I think of the club I think of girls shakin’ and sweatin’, and guys’ backs up against the wall and the girl’s behind up on they crotch. I wanna go back to those days.    

DX: So is there anything like the Ying Yang Twins’ “Whisper Song” sound?

Mr. Collipark: Yeah, we got one on there. I tried to address the different styles of music that people came to know me for on this mixtape. It’s really like to re-familiarize the people who already know about what we did and get them back involved, and then to get this new generation. So, Ying Yang is involved in like four or five records on there – one, “Boomerang,” which has that classic “Whistle While You Twurk,” Ying Yang type sound, and then another one that addresses the “Whisper” type sound, but they not whispering on it. It’s called “You Know You Like That” – very nasty, but it’s so clever the way they can make stuff so nasty sound so … In they way it’s pimperish. Like, “The Whisper Song” was a pimp record to me. So they have a way of making those kind of records to where people – especially guys, I think guys get into those kind of records just as much as the girls do.       

DX: Now the obvious question: Why a mixtape? I thought you were beyond doing this stuff and were in CEO mode with Collipark Music?

Mr. Collipark: I brought my group, Treal Lee & Prince Rick, over here from Dallas to do a promo run. I don’t get out to the clubs like I used to. So, we did a big club run where we hit most of the clubs in Atlanta. And the club scene was just so sad to me, because nobody looked like they were really enjoying themselves. It was just all these people packed in these buildings and not partying. They was in there just socializing, and on their phones and talking and emailing and tweeting and stuff like that. It was really disappointing to me just to think, when people used to say “Atlanta nightlife,” it was like the place to be. You knew what it was. When Lil Jon and Ying Yang and all that stuff was out, you knew when you went out in Atlanta you went out to party. Well, that’s not what I saw. So that’s when I said, “This is partly my fault, because we stopped making the type of music that was the soundtrack for that scene.” And so I said, “Well, I’m not gon’ complain about it, I’ma get back in the studio and attempt to bring that vibe back to the club.”       

DX: So were you like officially retired as a beatmaker?

Mr. Collipark: Nah, I just stopped. Really, when Ying Yang and I split it was the chemistry – we used to do that music with such ease that when we split it’s almost like, Man, why try to create that sound with somebody else? I didn’t want it to sound like a cheap knockoff or somebody trying to rekindle the vibe of what he had with somebody else. I didn’t want that on me; I didn’t want that on them. So I just kinda stopped doing it. And so with this mixtape that’s why I called them back in when I decided to do it. Like, they had to be a part of the sound.      

DX: So you’re back in the music making mode, but I mentioned you had been in the CEO mode. So is the Interscope situation still in effect?

Mr. Collipark: Yeah, I still have my situation over there at Interscope [Records]. With any relationship you go through the good times and the bad times. And it’s not just Interscope, it’s all the majors now. I don’t like the way that they’re presenting the type of music that I like to do. Because, the way that the business is now it’s five times harder to introduce a Soulja Boy to the game than it was three years ago. People think Urban music is dead. Everything is Pop. Even the Urban music that they putting out now, it’s Pop. You got very few Urban acts that are making true Urban music. And so, I don’t wanna change what I do just because they’re saying that it doesn’t sell anymore. So I’ve just had a problem – Like with Treal Lee & Prince Rick, we’ve got a record called “Throwed Off (Fuck Everybody)” that I took back totally independent just because I didn’t wanna say that that type of music is dead. And I think that’s a big reason why Urban music isn’t selling, because we’re emulating somebody else’s music now. Nobody’s looking at us to be the trendsetters right now, so that’s why it’s not selling. The people who are meant to set what’s supposed to be cool are not setting what’s supposed to be cool right now. We walking around with skinny jeans and funny haircuts now. And that’s not where we come from. We’re doing what somebody else is already doing. So, I’m not bowing down to that.         

DX: Preach. Preach. I been waiting for somebody to speak on this. You don’t wanna hate on what B.o.B.’s doing, or Eminem’s doing or Kid Cudi’s doing, but man, this could like literally be the slow death of Urban music like you said.

Mr. Collipark: Well, I think it’s actually fixing itself now. Because, you’re looking at the artists, [they] are coming back - the artists that are building their own fan base, outside of the system. You take like a Lil B, artists like that, even a Wiz Khalifa, artists that had to step [back independent] - both of those artists I mentioned had major label record deals. They had to get kicked out of the system, and go back and do it the way that they wanted to do it, then get a true fan base, and then get back in the system. Lil B is still independent, but Wiz, he got back re-signed over to Atlantic [Records]. Those are prime examples of people not taking the time to present this music and shape it and mold it and put it out there the way that it’s meant to be put out there, instead of just being a cookie cutter, get him in the studio with this producer ‘cause he’s hot. And if this don’t work, that’s your ass. Well we put you in the studio with a, it didn’t work; that’s your ass. Well, ain’t the type of producer I needed to be in the studio with in the first place.          

DX: Speaking of artist’s fates in this new music market, I just have to ask, do you think Soulja Boy woulda seen this decline in popularity he’s experiencing with his third album if he hadn’t stepped away from working with you?

Mr. Collipark: Well, I always think two heads are better than one. So, in that respect - I think the chemistry was always what [we both] brought to the table …. And I think once you break anybody’s chemistry up – if anything is different in anybody’s circle you’re gonna see a difference in the results, for better or for worse. More times for worse than for better, but … He’s still signed to Collipark [Music]. [But] it’s just that, I’m not that much of a CEO to the point to where I’m gonna try to force somebody to do something in a fashion that they don’t believe in. He wanted to do it his way; he did it his way. And those were the results. I had nothing to do with how that project was done, so…that’s the results.       

DX: Another younger artist you had a heavy hand in was Hurricane Chris. I personally thought he shoulda kept rockin’ wit’chu, ‘cause that joint you did for him, that “Playas Rock,” was really the best commercial look he had. Was it sort of the same situation with him where he wanted to branch off and do his own thing?

Mr. Collipark: That was a more complicated situation, where it was other people involved in it. But, at the end of the day, yeah. I don’t force [situations], because I know my value; I know my worth to a situation. So I’m not gonna force somebody to have success. So, people thought that they wanted to go a certain route, and I just stepped away from it. Had he gone on to become the artist that I know he could have become, I still would have been [there] for him. But again, I have the way that I see I think it ought to go. And, when we all on the same page it works well. When we all start looking in different directions then it’s bad for everybody.     

DX: So are you still looking for that next Soulja Boy or Hurricane Chris …. ?

Mr. Collipark: I got that next thing: Translee. I haven’t signed him; I’m just working with him, ‘cause I don’t wanna taint what he has. I believe in full expression, so I’m just kinda overseeing what he’s doing right now. … I think he’s what’s going on now meets what I do. And what separates him from everybody out there is that he makes me feel like when I first started listening to east coast Rap, but [he’s] not an east coast rapper. It’s like, what he brings to the game now is how I felt when I first started listening to other types of Hip Hop other than Luke and [DJ] Magic Mike. We always felt out of place when stuff like Leaders Of The New School or A Tribe Called Quest - all that east coast stuff was kinda foreign to us. So when we heard it, it was always like, it was good, but it was kinda weirdo, to the left for us. Well, Translee represents the first – to me – artist from the south that does that. But it don’t make me feel like I’m listening to a weirdo. [Laughs]

DX: This final question I have for you…I can pretty much guarantee you’ve never been asked this question before. Most folks know Smurf started out back in the day producing mostly Bass music [driven] selections for ATL pioneer MC Shy-D. What most people don’t know is that Shy-D’s “Back To Decatur” was very Organized Noize-ish before Outkast debuted. Do you think you at all influenced the signature sound of the Dungeon Family?

Mr. Collipark: Um…I would have to say no. I would have to say no simply because that stuff at that time – I wanna say we were all cookin’ around the same time. Unless they were really just looking at what we were doing, and with like a fine-tooth comb, I just think we kinda were in the – Let me tell you something about where Atlanta was then, as opposed to where it is now: we didn’t know we were getting record deals. Even when I got with [MC] Shy-D, he was in between record deals. It wasn’t like it was a given to have a record deal with somebody. We didn’t know we were getting record deals so it was our job to be creative and bring something to the table that was creative, and that’s when you get music from the soul. Nobody’s got that in their music no more, especially on the Hip Hop side, that I’m hearing from Atlanta. Everybody’s hittin’ the club, swagged up. And even that music, it’s like it’s coming through a cookie cutter right now. So, back then we didn’t have to be in the same crew; we were all just trying to be creative with what we were trying to present to the music scene.

You know what? If you ask [Organized Noize] that question, and they said yes, I would be – that would be an honor. I would be very, very shocked to hear that that record influenced what they were doing. Because honestly, when I heard that first Outkast album [Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik], I couldn’t tell what inspired them. And that’s difficult for me. Like, to hear a record to where you hear it and you be like, "Damn! What was he thinking about when he did that?" You don’t get that. That first Outkast album, being from Atlanta, that sound was not introduced to nobody. So it was like, I spent that whole album wondering what the hell they was on. [Laughs]

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  • Michael Rucker

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  • JDUB

    Just because your music is dead doesn't mean Urban music is. Stop listening to the Radio smh

  • lilwayne

    "moved on" from the ying yang twins to bigger and better things then gets dumped by soulja boy, then calls the ying yang twins back... now trying to bring back music from 6 years ago. Sounds kinda desperate. Now that anybody can download music software and make music on their laptop Collipark must step his game up a lil more than Boomerang. Hip Hop or Urban music isn't going anywhere. When Colli park started making beats they didn't sound like beats from yrs before they came out, I'm sure older producers were sayin his music wasn't real hip hop. The fact is hip hop is the new rock and roll its been embraced by all musicians and listened to by everyone. Now someone who makes country, pop, house, or whatever is now adding a hip hop edge to it. Shit evolves! you can't keep making the same shit and being and ragging on the new styles and hating on new music. the 12 yr old skinny jean kids are the ones buying music off itunes. What kind of business plan is this???

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  • Kalin Maurice Leonard

    The way you people talk you want all music to be the same. We need some of this snap and club stuff for different times and situations. Now I dont play this stuff in my ipod or car but its ok in a club environment. How boring it would be to hear a Nas Undying Love (which is my fav hiphop song) in the club.

    • anon

      the whole point of that stuff was that it sold. By Collipark's own admission it's not seeling anymore. it's been replaced. That's how pop music works, one day you're ish is gonna played and your five minutes of fame is up. I remember when Nas made that hiphop is dead shit back when this stuff was popular and it was because there was a lack of lyrics in rap, something that it fundamentally came from. What's collipark's excuse, that nobody is doing the superman dance?

  • Hiphopdx

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  • anon

    the reason nobody plays your shit is cause your pop snap finger bullshit had a lifetime of about five minutes. well your five minutes is up and new pop bullshit in is in. That's how these things happen, and you wonder why you got no longevity. you think the ying yang twins are gonna become some kinda classic nigga? like biggie or tupac or somethin? You ain't gonna be remembered for shit, get back to mcdonalds or wherever you're workin at now.

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  • Anonymous

    i'm not buying or downloading any of this guy's shit. i didn't like of his resume beats, "...Bubba Sparxxx (“Ms. New Booty”), David Banner (“Play”), and longtime collaborators the Ying Yang Twins (“The Whisper Song”)", so he can suck a dick and stop talking about "the soul" he puts into club anthems. fuck wrong with this nigga?

  • soulja boy hater

    soulja boy can go suck lil wayne new boys and all these other bitch niggas dicks


    FAIL o/ !!!! "..pac is gone,the state of hip hop is wrong..."

  • Jeez

    I actually like the "funny hair-cuts". The ever present buzz cut thing was starting to get on my nerves. Time for some individuality! Youth, revolt!

  • Mazin

    This is some of the most ignorant shit i've heard in a while: "When I think of the club I think of girls shakin’ and sweatin’, and guys’ backs up against the wall and the girl’s behind up on they crotch. I wanna go back to those days." Seriously? Grow the fuck up. And the reason its difficult to introduce a Souja Boy into the game right now is because hip-hop has finally moved passed that stage. Were headed to a good place right now, please don't fuck this up.

  • PoP RAp

    I Figured this would be relevant

  • Anonymous

    You have to be fucking retarded to form chemistry with Soulja Boy.


  • sharksbreath

    Collipark is one of the main reasons for the decline. You can add Little John, Soldier boy and Puffy to the list. If they can have hit records with absolutely no rap skills then every body and their mother thinks they can get in the game because it's clear talent is not important. You used to actually have to have talent to get in the rap game. But as those I have listed have shown you don't have to have any talent on the MIC to make money and ruin the game.

  • Pablo Escobar

    QUOTED from 'Slap yourself you suburbian bitch nigga' : 2pac,snoop's gangsta shit,dmx,young jeezy,...etc,i can keep going.they all got the limelight based on their gritty urban music.that's not gonna happen now-a-days.non prescription glasses wearing nerds are the only ones who can release "thought provoking music"..but it only comes off as emo shit..boring..will you ever hear a "brenda had a baby" again? hell nah! only on some fuckin mixtape. QUOTED -------------------------------------------- Exactly....Hip-Hop has been through much worse artistic direction but the common denominator is that the Industry is even more miserable now. Whiny bitch niggas, herbs and sell-outs make all the loot! Substance and Social commentary are thriving RIGHT NOW in the Underground (ie 2010, 2011) but promotionally speaking, this equates to being poor as fuck No $$$$$$$$ fucking pathetic scenario. Media doesn't care about the real-life struggles of the poor and the middle-class...Instead they kiss these gross corporate executives asses and Forbes billionares wannabe MCs...This is the antithesis of Hip-Hop as a culture!! I prefer Lyrics and solid messages with crisp, original production

  • mcnasty filth

    that eddie senay album hes holding is dope. the track cameo is a banger. act like you know..

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  • blahblah

    Well guys, you all sound like a bunch of bitches..damn the time people have nowadays. I rather scratch my balls and watch television..duece.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone else think the title made it seem like Soulja Boy was on the top of the rap world. It's not like if Jay-Z declined. It's Soulja Boy. Let's be real the dude is only known for the Crank Dat phase. He's never come close to repeating that even though every song since then has been the same thing.

  • Lauren Carter

    Reality Check: Soulja Boy's popularity declined because he's a horrible rapper. People finally woke up from their "Crank Dat"-induced stupor and realized he's a rap clown with no skills and lame choreography. Association or lack thereof with Collipark is a moot point.

  • schoolcraft313

    I'm sorry, but how is Mr. Collipark going to hate on pop rappers when he himself made that Whooty (A White Girl With A Booty) song with Edubb? Hypocrite to the fullest. He does has some progressive, nice-sounding tracks though like Tiffany Evans "Promise Ring". His production catalogue is impressive and well-diversed. Much success to you, man, but don't act like you're "holier than thou" when talking about other contemporary artists. Stay Up, Bro.

  • ShowTimeNY

    Dam did yall even read this shit? I think dude had some valid points. Esp On the Death of Urban Music..How dudes running round with skinny Jeans and funny Hair cuts.. How Urban music is really pop now... All on point. and Its more interesting that it comes from the guy that introduced us to Soulja Boy Yin Yang Twins and Hurricane Chirs.

    • slap yourself you surburbian bitch nigga

      even the word SWAG is fuckin played out by those funny lockin hiphop nerds.urban music has always been alive and well in the underground..even when dr.dre was making beats for NWA.the point is that urban music cant get the limelight anymore.2pac,snoop's gangsta shit,dmx,young jeezy,...etc,i can keep going.they all got the limelight based on their gritty urban music.that's not gonna happen now-a-days.non prescription glasses wearing nerds are the only ones who can releases "thought provoking music"..but it only comes off as emo shit..boring..will you ever hear a "brenda had a baby" again? hell nah! only on some fuckin mixtape.

    • 666SWAG

      You are a blithering idiot. Urban music is alive and well in the underground.

  • Beantown Breezy

    This dude is a clown,his beats and music suck,fuck him and all the wack shit he ever produced that made hip pop eack, and he gets the gunclap for real!1991-1996...the greatest years in hiphop,and take that from a true school soldier boy!

  • hellrazor

    this motherfucking cunt is one of the reasons hip-hop's been dying for the latter half of the past decade! "the east coast stuff is foreign to us", fuckin retard.

  • just a thought

    Has anyone every notice how today's hip hop mirrors hair bands back in the 80s? You got guys wearing tight pants, make-up, outrageous hairstyles, and over the top images of sex, drugs, and riches. I guess hip hop is waiting for its Nirvana.

  • 666SWAG

    Who gives a fuck what this corny ass nigga has to say!? Those "hits" he produced contributed to the decline of good hip hop music. Just look at that faggoty shirt! Nuff said.

  • BMoore

    All these rappers nowadays are only worried about having catchy hooks and punchlines, and alot of 'em have nothing to do with the song. Not many guys out there now have meaning in their songs except the vets. Even Eminem's new stuff is gettin' kinda poppy. Although Recovery overall wasn't too bad.

    • Anonymous

      Slaughterhouse isn't better than the vets. But i'd throw them ahead of alot of these "popular" rappers. Definitley better than everyone in Young Money. With Em and Dre's help they will be really good.

    • Hustle101

      How do Slaughterhouse have meaning in their songs? It's just punchline after punchline.. Wack! Nas, Ghostface, Black Thought, Raekwon... > Slaughterhouse

    • Angel De Peña

      Slaughterhouse > Vets

  • LacFrmTheProv

    Collipark a smart dude, people cant appreciate a good dude in the Rap Industry tho, but yall kiss Drake actin' ass

  • msionctrl

    The title to the article is essentially an oxymoron. Pop rappers are the current urban music. If everyones hood is bangin some wayne and soulja boy then doesnt that make it the new 'urban music' despite how fckn wack it may be

  • deziboy5150

    did anyone eva take this guy seriously? i mean come on he does music fo the clubs, enuff said right there. i mean there is nothin wrong wit club music at all but u cant expect longevity (spelled that completely wrong but u get what im sayin) bcuz the clubs are always lookin fo that next jam n if you aint puttin that nxt jam out then you finna get fo got about.

  • Doubl Negative

    Durin' hip-hop's golden-era ('86-'96), the scene was more recondite and clandestine than it is today, and an emcee's main objective was to get props from the hood. Because the hip-hop scene now is so expansive and disparate, the indigenous fan-base only make up a small percentage of an artist's audience. What this has lead to, is white middle-class school girls' taste and preference take precedence over real, inveterat B-Boyz. I take umbrage with the attenuated sound most rappers put out now, especially Em, as the work he did with High and Mighty, Spinna, Thirsten Howll III and Bad Meets Evil was superb.

    • sharksbreath

      When did the blacks in the south become middle class white girls. The blacks in the south are basically retarded. White middle class people have nothing to do with the music Baby, Gucci and Waka make. That's dumb niggas listening to that junk. For the retarded southern blacks they don't listen to good hip hop. They want something slow and retarded they can understand. The south has held this country back forever. Their slave mentality is going to destroy us all.

    • Angel De Peña

      So many typos, so little time

    • Hendo

      A most magniloquent post indeed!

  • Steven Ireland

    You know I really hate it when people talk about Soulja Boys "decline" and yet beat around the bush as to why it happened. Soulja Boy didn't flop because he left Collipark he flopped because he sucks. It doesn't take rocket fucking science to figure this out. Collipark is a moron who thinks he's actually helping hip hop by bandwagon riding the lets hate skinny jeans and trendy teen music bit. When in fact it's his gay club music which started hip hops decline. Do you know the reason why no one is looking to urban music anymore?? Because there's nothing there it's all fucking empty. All the mainstream shit lost steam in the early 00's Now people want to hate on B.o.B and Kid Cudi cuz they make that trendy shit. Please GTFO! Your the reason why this shit went down hill. Your biggest fucking mistake was signing Soulja Boys homo ass in the first place. Also if Lil B ever gets a solo record deal I will never listen to hip hop again. Cuz that would be the biggest fuck up since Bush

    • sharksbreath

      When Puffy went Platinum the rap game died. Everyone and their mother thought they could rap. Everybody can't do what a Nas can do. That's actual talent. But everyone can do what Puffy does. Because he can't rap. Once labels seen that you don't have to actually have talent it was over for the music business. They could make anyone a star. It's even worst for R N B. See T Pain. He should have never been heard on the radio. Great song writer and producer but without Auto Tune you would have never heard who he was.

    • hellrazor

      i fully agree. you formulated a valid point, hip-hop started to DECLINE when the garbage mr. collipark produced hit the airwaves. this is the man responsible for unleashing soulja boy...for the love of god

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  • John-Boy

    " The people who are meant to set what’s supposed to be cool are not setting what’s supposed to be cool right now. We walking around with skinny jeans and funny haircuts now. And that’s not where we come from. We’re doing what somebody else is already doing." Whether you like him or not, this is the straight up truth.

  • Anonymous

    this nigga is a fucking fake ass nigga

  • Anonymous

    you helped turn it hip pop

  • Lol

    At this idiot acting like he didnt have anything to do with destroying the hip hop genre. Introducing Soulja Boy and whisper song bullshit is exactly why you have the shitty music you have out these days.

  • Meh

    But this guy brought Soulja Boy into the game. That alone makes everything he's saying pointless. Every artist he handled were RINGTONE RAPPERS. Sounds like he's just sour that he isn't relevant anymore. Get with it or get above it. He isn't doing either, so just fade away.

  • 718rob

    I'm happy MC Shy-D was mentioned on HipHopDX. I lost respect for Mr. Collipark after he essential made ringtone rap.

  • ScrappyRap

    The internet was created by the illuminati so eveyone can hate on each other,spread bad vibes , and keep the common people occupied all day while the higher ups figure out how to take over the world. You haters can have it, I'm getting my piece of the real world. OUT

  • theTruth

    He said that Lil B was an example of urban music fixing, lil b lyrics are so garbage he should not be permitted to write his own shit. Just because we are veering away from talking about crack and shooting ppl IS NOT A BAD THING.

    • Anonymous

      Your damn right about Lil B but I think you could be missing the bigger picture with your last remark... Thing is, far too many alternative styled rappers are busy following trends and their production is far too much Pop sounding!!

  • Angel De Peña

    When Mr. Collipark - the man who helped kill hip-hop in the first place - is saying hip-hop is dead. That tells me we are going in the RIGHT direction.

  • ScrappyRap

    These comments are the reason rap is dead. Hatin for no reason. He never said anything bad about Eminem or B.O.B. And he never said he claimed any credit for Outkast or DG. It's like people take words, construct their own sentence, then say it's reality. Watch someone hate on me.

  • ben

    idk about you guys but i'm excited about this mixtape. the clubs are truly lacking, all you hear nowadays is some pumping techno bass pop shit. dj's gotta go back to the old ying tang and 50 cent albums to get that grimy dirty club shit that people freak to. i'm hopeful (and confident) that this dude is gonna bring it...hopefully its some shit u throw on at a party/club and you hear the soft "oooo". nah mean

  • Anonymous

    soulja boys not pop? hip hop sucks now because of no content music that i can barely understand what the retard rappin is sayin made by...let's! dumb ass!

  • Anonymous

    eminem album pop, kanye pop, bob pop, drake pop,

  • efhfdfh

    Hes against what em and b.o.b. are doing but he supports...soulja boy..? Am i missing something? Make no mistake im a die hard em fan who is disapointed to see such a pop album but still at least dudes rhymes are in tact and his flow is as good as ever christ does this guy listen to music?

  • YouSerious?

    How about the interviewer actually asks this guy questions in a way that SOUNDS like he's working for a website magazine or whatever the fuck, because saying shit like "preach, preach" sounds like he's 16 or some shit.

    • ScrappyRap

      He does work for a website. But he was saying preach when collipark was talkin bout skinny jeans and shit. Majority don't support that skinny jean stuff but he wrong for cosigning that statement. I don't get bloggers anymore.

  • Jrobbin

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA This motherfucker wants to claim credit for outkast and the dungeon family. PLease nigga!!! This guy can make good beats and has a lot of talent and has put his mark on the scene but get the fuck out.

    • bobby trendy

      nigga what article did you read? he never said he was claiming credit for shit.. go back and read it again pre-schooler..

  • Anonymous

    People like this are responsible for what rap has becoma, him & all the Shuckin & Jivin Coon music he produced for groups like the Ying Yang Twins

  • Anonymous

    your the reason hip hop is a ringtone rapper bitchyniss, not B.o.b and eminem, tool.

    • C.j. Lampkins

      haha ^^ real talk yo i mean i definitely wasnt feelin the eminem or bob albums but the ying yang twins minstrel show sure isnt helpin us out

    • Anonymous

      @ Anonomous Better then I like the Ying Yang twins Dancing around like they wanna bring back the Jim Crowe Days SMH

    • Anonymous

      bob and eminem are essentially pop even fuckin dre got a pop record out. im guessin u like dat shit?

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