Killer Mike Says "New White Rappers" Brought "Self-Pity" To Hip Hop

Killer Mike also explains why he has equal love and respect for Talib Kweli, Gunplay, Trinidad Jame$ and Ol' Dirty Bastard.

While speaking about White rappers and emotion in Hip Hop, Killer Mike explained his take on the subject. Mike explained that he feels "White people brought self-pity" to the genre. 

During an interview with The Combat Jack Show, Mike sat with El-P as the duo, Run The Jewels, and he explained his stance when asked about "White rappers tending to be more honest about their angst and their shortcomings." Mike disagreed and later explained why.  

"I think what White people brought was self-pity," he shared. "Not you in that [talking to El-P] but a lot of the new White rappers just brought that. I'm sorry. It's no disrespect. Complaining about a parent and shit is cool but I'm from a community where mothafuckas lost both of their parents to crack. Mothafuckas didn't even know their... Like, my grandmother raised me. I never knew my mom and dad. So I feel that. And I think that, as a Black audience, we appreciated it because it was something different but that don't make you more in touch with your feelings than me." 

He went on to add that suffering does not make one special. 

"I'm not saying that experience isn't worthy. I'm not saying it isn't valuable. I'm just saying that it's not special because every human being experiences love, pain and letdown. Your thing is no more special. A lot of times, as Americans and in this country, we feel like our suffering makes us special. You're special because you're a human being. How you deal with your suffering can make you extraordinary. Are you going to use it for self-pity or are you going to use it to help others?" 

He went on to add that he respects every emcee who stands behind any microphone. 

"I love and respect Gunplay as much as I love and respect Talib Kweli. I love and respect Trinidad James the same way I loved and respected [Ol' Dirty Bastard]. [That's] because, for me, any artist, when you get on stage, no matter how many clothes you get on, when you get on stage and you got that mic, are butt-fucking-naked." 

More from this, the third part of the Run The Jewels interview, can be seen below. 

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343 Comments

  • Anonymous

    white artist do that allot especially Eminem... i dunno if he counts as white but, i hope logic can show more swag than this new em that we've been seeing...machine gun kelly is a live wire

  • Your Mom's Mom

    What is up with all this whining lately about white artists? Seriously though, hip-hop and more specifically rap has had plenty of whining and self pity far before any white person was truly prominent. If we really want to address something in the hip-hop culture; it should be all this Bull**** music that is being put out. This is independent of color and is what is killing the art. Finally, I find it very interesting that Mike is willing to take money from the vary artists he is complaining about to feature on their albums. KM comes off as whiny himself, and quite the hypocrite.

  • Anon

    Hip Hop would be dead without white people. I hate the teeny bopping suburban kids as much as the rest of you but, how do you think you can afford that royce?? Whos buyin the shit?? Or who WAS buyin it?? White whiney kids with daddys money. Now you got rich. And now you're complaining about the very people who made you rich.

  • Anon

    Which white rappers are complaining about their parents?? Its cool to complain about not having parents?? But when you start complaining about how they treat you, and you're white, then its a big deal??

  • Anonymous

    Hip Hop is a business, thus whoever demonstrates the most skill will be put out there. Doesn't matter what their skin color is. It's about talent, not stereotypes.

  • gavin

    As a white person (thats actually older 13) , I just wanna thank everyone in this comment section for making all white people look like crying stupid fucks who just wanna complain when a black rappers has something not completely nice to say about white rappers. He's telling the fuckin truth get over it, at least he was being polite about it. What he SHOULD have said is "white rappers are fuckin WHINEY and their fans are even whinier". I mean, Jesus christ every time i listen to a Atmosphere song i just wanna be like "someone get this guy a box of kleenex"

    • ritzbitz

      Tupac's "dear Momma" is that not self pity? Tupac was all about talking about his pain and sharing it with others who might have the same issues. Hip hop can be poetry, if you talk about real things like pain, emotions, and love/love lost. Music should tell a story, uplift a person or a community. Listen to Pac, big, Kendrick, Logic, Em if you want real artistry of expression. Better than chief keef or weezy.

    • shut up

      ps tellin the truth? ask kid cudi n kayne if thats true. alot of black rappers had pity lyrics before being a rapper whose white was even hot..so u clearly dont know much about hiphop anyways. if anything ur the one makin white ppl look like bitchs who just sit there n let black ppl or any race say w.e they want about him.. but again your prob a black boy behnid the screen acting white. (lil wayne?)

    • shut up

      your black ..fuck off you aint foolin noone

  • That Uncut Raw

    That self-pity bullshit is the reason I was NOT feeling Kid Cudi's debut (and stopped listening to him after that); nobody wants to hear about how your dad wasn't home or how you didn't have friends. That makes you special? That makes you "dark"? Ok.

  • killah_casp

    hilarious says white people bought nothing special to the rap game through lyrics then says he respects trinidad james who has lyrics so awful it sounds like a toddler wrote then bs interview absoloute shit

  • Andr

    I'm not calling a rascist card because Mike isn't being racist, but if some white rapper said 'black guys brought drugs into the rap game' he'd be slaughtered by every honest black man and every hood rat in the country

  • tigrr82

    bullshit there was self pity in rap before white people came in

  • Strobe iw

    And you benifit from the bullshit racist system you ancestors created

  • Anonymous

    there are some dope white hip hop artists but ever since asher roth, there have been nothing but token white rapppers introduced by the industry every year (action bronson, yelawolf, rittz) but they all don't have that hip hop vibe, more like crazy white guy who just so happens to like hip hop makes music lol but el p is the man, edan, aesop rock, slug, evidence these cats got real talent, fuck color!!

  • RE WRITE

    MY POINT: being that. you got all these people complaining about white people ruining the culture of hiphop..by being real. LOL then u got these fake bloods like weezy, fake drug kingpins who were really C.Os.. and ppl wanna jump on white people bec we actually rap about what happens in our lives and not what u see on the wire.. fuck out here.

  • Anonymous

    The white race is the most violent race on this planet

  • splffst4rr

    And you guys think white people are the most racist? All black people do is complain about white people.

    • lol

      man, sit your ass down n shut the fuck up

    • gavin

      Notice how no one in this comment section or on the video ever said "white people are the most racist" You racist fuckin idiot. thanks for making every white person ever look bad. way to break down those racial barriers, moron

    • lol

      let me rephrase you never went through ANYTHING your ancestors did lolll you get frisked by cops and call racism for years.. thats your 'racism' you deal with..not real racism.. fucks

    • lol

      go where though? i mean you personally never had to get whipped or clean up a house bec u were a slave, you never came her on a slave ship, you never went thru half of the probles ur great great grandmotehres/fathers did you walk aroud with you iphones, jewelery, beats headphones, able to do w.e you want in america. school, job ect ect now tell me your ancestors wouldnt be fuckin ashamed

    • Anonymous

      lets not go there spliff.

    • Anonymous

      lets not go the spliff.

    • lol

      2013 >>>>>>>>>>>> 1940

    • Anonymous

      slavery,native American genocide>>>>>>complaining

  • Anonymous

    So full of himself

  • Anonymous

    killer mike, thank you good sir..you are one of my favorite rappers, cant wait til r.a.p. music 2 is out..thanks myne

  • Greatest Rapper Never

    Killa Mike is a Blacker; a black dude who wishes he was a white skinned cracker.

  • Anonymous

    " I never knew my mom and dad. So I feel that. And I think that, as a Black audience, we appreciated it because..." Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... :'( I'm sorry your parents sucked or were dead. Not all black people had that story.

  • Anon

    The only differences between white people and black people is cultural... Music, especially hip hop, is about drawing on real life experiences.. There are plenty of white rappers who rap just like black rappers, rapping about the same shit but no one wants to hear that. Then its, "Oh look at these white boys trying to be black, trying rap like them cats." Both sides lose when you try and generalize a whole behavior to a group of peoples skin color. We all know about Carelton. And we all know theres some hood ass white dudes. And quite honestly, Killer Mikes statements are extremely vague, no specifics whatsoever. He just seems salty.

    • Anonymous

      dry? this guy just dropped one of the top 5 albums of the year in 2012, just finished a tour that spanned at least 9 different countries, and is about to release another album...id say his life is anything but dry

  • Alex

    Killer Mike Says "Damn my career is dryer than a thirsty whore thrown in a fire" I think you guys had a typo in the heading.

  • Anonymous

    See past all the race bullshit. Hip-hop is the greatest genre of music becuz different races can coexist and still make music. Who cares if ur white, hispanic, chinese, arab or whatever. Let's enjoy the music & not worry about the color of someone's skin.

  • Anonymous

    it makes me laugh how americans are so racist FACT IS AMERICA IS A NATION OF FUCKING IMMIGRANTS THE ONLY TRUE AMERICAN IS THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN FUCKING RETARDS

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous: You see how the Native Americans got treated. The United States of America was founded by racist and that culture won't be so quick to change. It's actually more likely that it never will change. That would be like the sky turning purple tomorrow. its 2013- so sad

    • Anonymous

      You see how the Native Americans got treated. The United States of America was founded by racist and that culture won't be so quick to change. It's actually more likely that it never will change. That would be like the sky turning purple tomorrow.

  • Anonymous

    lauren hill scarface killer mike are all broke racist fucks that are mad that they ain't getting money and they are irrelevent so they play the race card to defend themselves.

  • Anonymous

    ive never so such bullshit talk in my life sounds like some white rappers just sell more records than him AND HE JEALOUS AS FUCK white rappers brought self pity- fuck outta here- go to kfc fat cunt

  • Anonymous

    "Again though, it's staggering how many of you whites don't visit this site or contribute regularly, but as soon a Black man speaks his mind you sensitive assholes flood these pages. All the Internet as done is make whites store resentment against Black people in public, because they'd get an ass-whipping, and vent it out in anonymously on message boards. Most of the whites on here have only spoken about the colour issue and not the music, which indicates most of these bastards just wait for racially themed topics to appear on line and inject their venomous thoughts. There are decent white rappers and terrible Black rappers, but we'll never have that debate because people are too pre-occupied to push their dubious race agenda." ^ this right here is the comment of the board I've been saying this.

  • bevis n butt head

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  • blue

    Killa mike is full of shit. He will talk bad about them crackers (and rightfully so), but when its time for MTV MADE, he will be training dem crackers. He talks out of both sides of his mouth

  • ahh

    more race hiphop articles..cant ppl just understand music is music. black ppl do country music and you dont see us complaing..in the disco era there was blacks but no bitchin here. just shut up white ppl can spit, and are real..who cares about the side shit

  • Bob

    im just curious has there actually been a wave of new white rappers? Don't think he'd be talking bout underground dudes so last year or so white rappers to enter the game and become at least somewhat relevant on a mainstream level... MGK and macklemore and what fucking riff raff lol.. just seems kinda hard to generalize like that... like saying all southern artists are wack cause of dudes like Trinidad James, and Soulja Boy

  • djbvax

    Wait...if you're complaining about the way others make music isnt that a form of self pity??

  • Anonymous

    with the exception of 2 or 3 ppl, these new white rappers are WACK! Lets keep it 100, the only reason why most of these cats get play is bcuz they are white and the new white generation of white teens gravitate to them just bcuz they share the same pigment. Real talk...

    • Anonymous

      Most black rappers suck. Remember DMX?

    • Anonymous

      thats because whites did rock n roll better

    • at ^^^

      it is a bad thing bcuz 1, its slowly destroying the culture, and 2, will eventually turn hip hop into a white thing. Same thing happend with rock and roll....

    • Anonymous

      You act like that's a bad thing. If X # of people want to listen to a white rapper because they're white, newsflash slick... That's their choice.

    • ok so..

      how do you explain scarface saying the reason ppl like chief keef gets pumped out so music is bec of the 'white consumer'? your theory has a double standard.. its just young generation likes wack shit period

  • alwaysright

    someone's jealous of macklemore

  • Someone

    What white rapper would he be referring to??? And hasn't "self-pity" as he labels it already been around even without any white rappers....

  • HIPHOP

    did i mention rick ross the rapper was a C.O? smh

    • MY POINT

      being that. you got all these people complaining about white people ruining the culture of hiphop..by being real. LOL then u got these fake bloods like weezy, fake drug kingpins who were really C.Os.. and ppl wanna jump on white people bec we actually rap about what happens in our lives and not what u see on the wire.. fuck out here.

    • Anonymous

      year and a half so he was 20 also

    • Anonymous

      It was more than one year and he lied about it.

    • Anonymous

      For one year when he was 19. Get over it.

  • Poseur

    Why does El-P have such a hard on for Killer Mike? El-P is like 5'6, chubby, and raps about Star Trek. He'd get his ass kicked by literally every other white rapper in the game, including Sole. Sole would be scared to fight him, but seriously. El-P is a fuckin' midget. He ain't telling anyone to run jewels.

    • Anonymous

      what does getting his ass kicked have to do with anything? if you're not making ignorant music dissing your peers you really dont have to worry about being tough

  • HIPHOP

    USED to be a genre of music where the person told their personal life stories. some were harder that others like tupacs and them. some wernt like will smith, vanilla ices ect. NOW its a genre where everyone makes up personas. as someone a few comments said, rappers bite their names of real thugs and famous gangsters.. i mean fuck rick ross stole a Gs name from black disciples then took the italian mafias name for his album- teflon don- how much faker can you get. as much as race plays a part in it, white people have very little to do with black americans mentality.

  • shame

    im speaking for every race not just black like scarface and KM

    • shame

      its true..fuck old niggas. everyone wants racism to die but all the old heads black n white all spew their racist shit and expect the future to be bright when all old ppl do is keep it alive.. like i siad once they die..america will be cooler

    • Anonymous

      You young'uns will be trolling, tearing things apart, thinking you're entitled, just like the comment section. And you sound stupider for saying the 40 year olds, the first to experience "integration", should be omitted.

  • shame

    its ok once everyone over 40-50 die the world will be a better place with less racism. all the old heads need 2 go

  • ShutUpMike

    Of course, Killer Mike, you're from America where most people don't even realize how privileged they are. You truly sound like a jackass and quite possibly have more self-pity in your voice here, than any white rappers speaking their own situation. Black American people who feel like they have it soooooo much worse than everyone else are really annoying. Kids in Africa, Mike. Kids in Africa.

    • Anonymous

      Obvious you didn't read and watch, he said one person's struggles doesn't negate others. Next time type with knowledge and not emotions.

  • John-Boy

    Its not about self pity at all. It is simply about being relatable. I am black and I cannot stomach most of the rap from the black artists because they all say the exact same thing. How many times can you tell me about the chicks you bang, the kilos you sell, and the people you kill?? The average person has NOT done any of this stuff and therefore can't relate. An artist like Macklemore has a song on his album about struggling through alcohol addiction. This is very relatable that real people go through. This is why white rappers are starting to sell more and more. When is the last time you were in the club throwing "hunnids" in the air???

  • Anonymous

    I agree....when you look at the other genres black americans created, the ususal suspects are always there to inflitrate and then commercialize it. The sad part is...we let them.

  • dentaldamboy

    I actually am not a accountant, I gotta come clean. I'm 14 and live in my grandparents house (my mom gave me up cause she was a crack-head and never met my dad). I do this trolling thing because it makes me feel like I matter to SOMEONE at least ! Now that the jokes over, I just want to apologize for being such an troll and all my fake opinions...please don't be too mad, this site is all I have ...

  • Ricky Rozay

    Killer Mike keep it 100 percent real. Most of these white rappers be wack as fuck but fuckin white boys and uncle niggas wanna ride the white man jock sayin them cats be best rappers around. Feminem been garbage since 03 yet all yall niggas and dickriders on this site act like he the second comin. Royce owned that nigga on BME and yet dickriders say Feminem was the shit on that album. Only thing Feminem is now is shit. Now watch all you bitch niggas come on here and talk shit when yall niggas now I keep this shit one hundred. Shits fact. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      William was a correctional officer who grew up in a nice neighborhood and went to college! Stop faking the funk. William is worse than any white rapper

  • ya know what

    i just read the comments and theres alot of white people sprinkles with black people wanna know how to tell.. this is actually civilized conversation, even during the disagreements theres not much shit talking. thats def a white thing, not being a pos.

  • 1000

    to be 100 whites and blacks are both below asians..chinese run shit almost everything you own is asian. asians dont run their mouths nothin they dont care. and asians will fuck any race up and kill you in your sleep fer real lolll. if any race went to war with asians or china they would lose.

    • Anonymous

      I was just playing basketball with some asians and they ran they're mouths like crazy. But they do make a lot of shit though.

  • Anonymous

    Killer Mike has a song title "Raegen" that's about how Ronald Raegen's policies are keeping the black man down. And most of his other songs are about the shitty conditions black people live in. He's not looking for self pity, he's looking for cultural pity. Maybe if every young black person wanted to do something good with their life instead of being a rapper or athlete the entire black community could raise itself from the lowest rung in American society.

  • woah

    wow another black washed up rapper dissin the new white wave..shocker. i mean whats the issue all white rappers do is spit real life raps unlike half the black rappers out now...isnt that what rap is about. real life shit not makin up stage names and images like rick ross..shit even scarface stole his name from a real gangsta. who's the real issue? id say black people who live normal lives robbin gangstas names and rappin like they push kilos when they barly touched dimes and nicks.. yeah scarfaces im lookni at YOU

  • One

    I'm bias on this situation. Some white rappers I give credit to and others I want out the game. Then again, you can't blame them cuz you got some wack black artist that contribute to the lack of creativity and good music. Everyone talks about not wanting to hear about struggles in this genre but what has this genre been about. Even white rappers doin it. As for Killer Mike, he's pissed because the genre he is in is not what it used to be. In my opinion, rap changed in mid 2000's. Don't blame the artist for their material, blame the music exec that tells them it's okay to put that out.

    • lol

      "Don't blame the artist for their material, blame the music exec that tells them it's okay to put that out." __ thats like me robbin someones crib for their TV and money and when i get caught i blame the cops for arresting me.. i did the bullshit everyones talkin about so why would i take accountability? or like sayin dont blame me for fuckin this bitch n gettin her prego- blame tv and music so id ont needa take care of the kid..feel me. moral of my story- take responsibility

  • Doubl Negative

    It's quite clear to anyone sensible that Mike doesn't harbour hostile feelings towards whites, he couldn't be more uneqivocall. My beef with a certain segment of the rap community is the gentrification and waterd down element that has permeated ever since eminem blew up. For all these whites with a chip on their shoulder playing the race card, as they always do, see Ben Fold's track with the lyrics "You don't know what it's like/being male, middle-class and white". Ben Folds is himself white, and Mike is just echoing that sentiment, so neither individual is being racist. Again though, it's staggering how many of you whites don't visit this site or contribute regularly, but as soon a Black man speaks his mind you sensitive assholes flood these pages. All the Internet as done is make whites store resentment against Black people in public, because they'd get an ass-whipping, and vent it out in anonymously on message boards. Most of the whites on here have only spoken about the colour issue and not the music, which indicates most of these bastards just wait for racially themed topics to appear on line and inject their venomous thoughts. There are decent white rappers and terrible Black rappers, but we'll never have that debate because people are too pre-occupied to push their dubious race agenda.

    • uhh

      serious question? who the FUCK is ben fold.. noone hears him so if thats who killer mike is talkin to hes even more racist than i thought..reachin out there to pull a white rapper noone even knows to make him point hope that nigga killer mike got sum fantastic 4 arm stretchs for that reach

  • YESSIR

    BEING HONEST, YELAWOLF, BUBBA SPARKS, EMINEM AND AKSION BRONSON ARE AS GOOD AS MOST RAPPERS OUT. EACH OF THEM ARE GOOD LYRICALLY AND CONCEPTUALLY. BUT I WOULDNT BUY THEIR MUSIC OR KM'S. THE ONLY RAPPER THAT I COULD CONSIDER PURCHASING THEIR MUSIC IS BIRDMAN WILLIAMS.

  • Pegasus Flow

    At the end of the day, ya'll need to get over this hate thing because it's not going anywhere. Clueless little puppets getting angry after someone else sparks the fire. How stupid can you jackasses be to continue to spew hate when it doesn't do any good whatsoever? I'll keep living my life while you clowns waste it fighting over bullshit.

  • YESSIR

    KILLER MIKE IS ONE OF THOSE FOLKS THAT ARE TOO "SMART" FOR HIS OWN GOOD. KM DID NOT EVEN MAXIMIZE HIS OPPORTUNITY WITH OUTKAST AT THE TIME WHEN THEY WERE GLOBAL PHENOMS. KM IS A TALENTED LYRCIST AND WELL SPOKEN. BUT HE NEVER WAS ENGAGING ENOUGH FOR ME TO LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC FOR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES. AT BEST, HE CAN CARRY BIRDMAN'S BAGS ON TOUR.

  • Anonymous

    Not to drift off topic, but I would like to remind people to go out and buy French Montana's new album May 21st. French worked hard and really needs your hard earned money. He has 3 year old boy to feed and a baby mama to take care of. Also he is bringing back that real gritty NY rap that has been gone for so long. French is a man with a vision and he needs your help to make his vision a reality. French's new album will forever change hip hop, it will have rappers look at themselves and realize that things get deeper than this rap shit (to use the words of the great Rick Ross). French Montana is going to save hip hop, he is that great light at the end of a dark dark tunnel.

  • Anonymous

    Wow Mike. What could have provoked this dude to randomly pull the race card? Oh ya, the fact that he was snubbed at the Grammy's and his album didn't sell shit. But he missed one obvious point, HE'S FAT AS FUCK! There's plenty of self pity to be found in between your fatty flesh rolls Mike. Try looking in there and maybe you'll find some mainstream recognition and success in those fat flaps as well!

  • Malcolm X

    Killer MIKE SPEAKS THE TRUTH. NO WONDER SO MANY COMMENTS. ALL THE PEOPLE ON THIS SITE THAT LEAVE COMMENTS ARE ALL WHITE. THATS WHY Y'ALL MAD. DIRTY WHITE PIGS.

    • Anonymous

      Africa got raped and tricked because Africans are fucking stupid. Now they all sit in the dirt with their thumbs up their ass complaining about how they got tricked 200 years ago. And if you want to blame it on the Asians for creating gunpowder, how come Africans didn't get gunpowder? Because they weren't smart enough to build boats and travel to asia; and even if they did they would be to poor when they got there to buy anything! HA! You are just as retarded as your forefathers were and as your son will be too, because retardation is unfortunately hereditary and all black people seem to suffer from it

    • Live YR

      ^ where is the great black civilisation today?? all around you son...you shouldn't disrespect your fathers like that. White population used to be dark-skinned. over eras of environmental factors IMO, things changed. Civilised?? GTFOH lol. Wealth don't mean civility. If the black population comes across as 'uncivilised' it's probably b'cuz your boring, predicable media paints that pic. Might fool some ppl but its clear as day to me. The African continent was raped of its resources by many outsiders, which might explain the 3rd world conditions mightn't they? Sorry to disappoint ya buddy, but too many ppl already know that whites aren't, never were & never will be superior to any other group of humans. The fact is most of the economic power gained by the white population of that era, took it via trickery & brutality. You should be suckin' the Asian's dick for selling you mf's that gunpowder! now get lost with that nonsense

    • Anonymous

      Then where is this great black civilization you speak of today? I don't need to research prominent white societies because thats all there is in the world we live in today. Thanks for the valuable history lesson though, that will come in handy when I enter some alternate universe where colored people don't make up 99.9% of third world countries & live off of the welfare system in America. No wonder you all struggle to rise above, you're ignorant to the way the world works. You should be more like Colin Powell, suck the white man's dick and maybe you'll get somehwere.

    • John-Boy

      Might want to check your history anon. Whites were living in farms before the Moors (blacks) taught them how to be civilized. The same civilization you speak of was taught to your ancestors by blacks. PLEAAAASSSEEEE look it up. It is complete fact. Time to learn something they didn't teach you in that all white school.

    • Anonymous

      You say white people are dirty? Whites are from the civilized continent of Europe. Blacks come from Africa where a majority of people live in tin huts with rivers of shit flowing through their mud paved streets. All black people would be living this way if white people weren't so benevolent and let them stay in America after their purpose was served and slavery was abolished.

    • nigga please

      the only ppl mad are black ppl.. yall finally realizin white ppl are better rappers so ur tryna shut it down by downplayin skills.. only black ppl r mad, white ppl laughin and lovin it

  • jezzar den

    I like Killer Mike and he got style but about the things he said full of shit. Which new white rapper does talk about his parents? All I heard is swag shit. If you mention Eminem, he's not new and be honest. On the other hand, you respect someone like trinadad and he keep sayin gold shit. These n*ggas got parents but they rich in the project? You are offended by hearing parent thing and It doesn't matter to hear someone brag about his money even if you are poor but you are offended by a family thing. Cut this shit man. Believe that I saw kids who wanted a life like these fag's mentioned. They can't find job or something to eat and you keep saying I'm rich, b*tch. Black or white it doesnt matter, this is nothing but a racist attitude. I wouldn't expect from Killer Mike. That was also disrespect an extraordinary rapper such as El-P. I listen MadCHild, El-P, Aesop, Eye-dea and the other guys and you are full of sh*t Mike, shame on you

  • Greatest Rapper Never

    Nobody gets popular these days by rapping about their struggles. To sell a million records you have to please the mostly white mainstream audience. So why is Lil Wayne selling more than Killa Mike? Because Mike bitches like some old mammy from the slave days and Wayne has risen above that bullshit and got on with his life. Dear Killa Mike, this is the 21st century, in 100 years no one alive will have been directly impacted by slavery in this country so miss me with ALL this bullshit. YOU are the one perpetuating and keeping racism alive.

    • ^

      Everything you say is bullshit lies. The only reason why Wayne sells more than Killer Mike is because he's a pop star, period.

    • Anonymous

      Let's count the reasons Wayne sells more than K. Mike: Has better punchlines Better beats Does collaborations with better artists Makes swearing sound cool Acts like a cartoon character/bad guy that people love to hate Has more complex baby mamas

    • Greatest Napper Ever

      How is Kendrick Lamar a self pity rapper? He talks about the same ghetto shit that rappers have been talking about forever

    • funny

      bec i believe kendrick lamar would say different..nice try though

  • Anonymous

    Poor Killer Mike still mad that rappers like Eminem walked in and made his culture more popular and prosperous than he ever could. It's not self pity either. It's called anger. I think when Eminem talked about these things he was angry. Maybe some of it was also for shock value, but he never struck me as someone who wanted you to feel sorry for him. If that's what they grew up experiencing then who is Killer Mike to call it self pity.

  • A Person

    For what its worth, there are many wack fuckers in the rap game right now, both white and black, stop the commercialization of this shit, bring back some of the things that made hip hop great.

  • Anonymous

    sounds like he sayin its less valid for white folks to rap about they struggle than it is for black folks smh

  • A Person

    First of all, Killer Mike is really dope, and does partially have a point. However, what I think he meant is that people that brand themselves as white rappers are more likely to mess with that self-pity shit, than say, a white guy that raps but doesn't label himself as a white rapper. Either way, I am a fan of good lyrical hip hop, I hope to see more of that in the future. Sad to see race dividing people on music.

    • honest

      categorizing yourself as a white rapper is WAY different that saying your a rapper whos white. whats a white rapper? what style of music is white rapper music? just curious bec u must of read a PSA i wasnt aware of

    • Anonymous

      who brands themselves as white rappers? If you are white... and you rap... you are a white rapper. I have to take a shit now. goodbye.

    • honest

      idk any white rapper than labels himself a white rapper.. white rappers call themselves.. wait for it....rappers

  • Anonymous

    lots of wack black rapper, lots of wack white rapper, lots of white kids went thru struggles just as black kids did, you dont think there are any white kids who lost both there parents to drug addiction and were raised by there grand parents, shit i know a couple, you shouldnt make such large generalizations, the blues and rock n roll were made by black folks and there were still lots of great musicians who made great music in that genre that were white, hip hop is new and it might take a while for people to figure out music is for every one, dont let people like macklemore represent an entire race

    • Pegasus Flow

      FOH Rozay. It's that outdated bullshit train of thought that keeps racism alive and well. Black people may have started hip hop but it doesn't belong to them. You're just as bad as these dumb ass white supremacist douche bags that perpetuate hate. Wake up you dumb fuck. Hip hop is for everyone, not just clowns like you holding on because there's nothing else for you.

    • A Person

      ^^^^ This shit ain't about race, its about skill and lyricism.... there are a lot of white rappers that are good, but in reality, there aren't too many white guys I would put up there with the Rakim's, Nas's, KRS-One's, Grandmaster Caz's, and so on, I mean yea, there are a lot that are good, but the influence on the genre is lacking

    • someone

      get this man some sour^^^^ bec hes bitter as shit. its aight bro once you can accept white people are just more creative and make better music in the long run youll realize and accept why 'your' music gets taken. whites adapt and evolve and in turn, make great music. hate or dont, we dont care SUCKKKKKa

    • Rozay

      Quit typing nonsense with your pig skinned fingers you white dirty dog. You have no say in hip hop because you are white. Stick to punk rock and beasteality like the rest of your race does. You wanna say black rappers are wack when we started this shit. You white primates make me sick.

  • Real Talk 100

    He didnt say White rappers suck or say white rappers ruining the game, so I think YOU CAN'T READ if you saying "Killer Mike is racist against white people" or conversely "White rappers ruining the game", he didnt say none of that, yall are looking at this interview blind with your own prejudices.

    • yeah

      since you know his message so well.. enlighten us what he 'really' means than? bec noone else has any fuckin clue what he means

    • Pegasus Flow

      I'm white and don't see anything wrong with what he said. I see what he's trying to say, but people (especially my fellow white people) just wanna jump to conclusions and start yelling racism because they're too stupid for critical thinking and analysis.

  • Capostatus

    AMEN. Thank you Killer Mike for speaking the truth. Bloody white people make me sick. Uncultured pig skinned race of people tryna rap. Hip hop for blacks only cause we started it. I hope global warming worsens soon so all you white pigs can get sun burnt and suffer cancer of the skin.

    • HAHA

      RUFF RUFF NIGGGGGA HAHAAH we here to stay, join the wave or dont HOLLA skrap hell yeah word to motha son my g my homie my ace boon coon my right hand

    • Capostatus

      America ain't for whites, England is. So if u asking me to go back to Africa on the boat then you white cunts should go back to small cold England too. Stupid muthafucka. You care of my opinion thats why you replied you pig skin. Whites are all dogs.

    • cool1

      Many italians and irish are of negro descent...Scotts too. But I don't expect these illiterate hip-pop fans to understand that.

    • Anonymous

      Ok, then America is for whites because we started it. Now GTFO and hope on a boat with Marcus Garvey you ignorant slut.

    • HAHA

      @capostatus- tell us why you mad though son!! who cares what you think of us white people. we can really, in all honesty give a fuck less.. idk what makes other races thnk white people care what they think of them..cuz we really dont a name like capostatus just shows your a dumbass. yeah ur a capo- of the internet congrats woo step down to get your award whoo hoooo. :)

    • @Caposatus

      Hey Niggy tardust, your Parole officer is looking for you, oh wait, she's looking for all of you

    • Capostatus

      ps: You dumb white pig. You whites lack melanin so if global warming worsened you will be the first to burn. You whites are a physically weak race. Whites are petty and have no soul which explains why you complain about killing your mama in your raps.

    • ps

      if global warming gets hotter- black ppl will be the first to go with darker skin..smh pps white ppl rap better over n out

    • depends

      white white ppl you talk about. us italians n irish ppl got alot of pride..

  • A

    SO IF A WHITE RAPPER COMES OUT AND SAYS BLACK RAPPERS ARE FULL OF SHIT, AND EXAGGERATE EVERYTHING....How would that come across to people? They would say it's racist. Which is exactly what this garbage dude is talking about

    • Live YR

      Yea but nassuming all blacks would say that it was racist, is in itself prejudgmental...see irony waving at you?

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. Not only would they say that white rapper in question was racist... he would every damn black rapper making diss songs about him. It's fucking WW3 anytime a white person is publicly racist. The race shit needs to stop. It's not okay for anyone to be using skin color for anything these days. Our damn president is black.

  • Anon

    He's right, the internet and white kids killed the music I grew loving and relating to. Rap always spoke to me, now I don't know what the F it is anymore.

    • Anonymous

      hilarious. white people ruined it lol. meanwhile you got all these black rappers cooning it up setting your race back 60 years everytime they spit a verse

    • oh yeah

      so tell me then.. what does gucci, 2chainz, soulja boy, keef, wayne n them do for you?... damn white ppl for makin dumb black ppl rap like morons..smh

    • Anonymous

      It's not "white kids killing music" man. While I understand that "white kids" may not appeal to you, there are plenty of great, insightful black rappers out there. We don't have to waste our time blaming "white kids" for anything. Race has nothing to do with it.

  • Assassin221

    Which white rappers is he talking about? Really, I want to know because I don't bump much new music so I can't say that he's wrong, I just can't think of any self-pitying white rappers off the top of my head. When I think of self-pitying type hip-hop, my mind goes to Kid Cudi, Joe Budden, hell, even Kanye and Kendrick Lamar. And even though it's not my style, those are some of the fresher dudes out right now.

  • sure

    of course its more white this n that.. but old angry black ex rappers wont mention how lil wayne thinks hes a blood when everyday seen this mf in the game since a young boy, whens he ever had time to gangbang? wont say shit to rick ross about being a c.o, stealin an OGs name n lying about it wont call out- gucci, 2chainz type of rappers for being wack wont call out kid cudi, kayne, 2pac, biggy, big L for rappin about hard ships and pity lyrics but sure lets blame the white people.. aka the only real rappers out there who dont make up shit to look a certain way.. pz fags

    • sure

      your right i dont know a damn thing about killer mike. well why is it the only time i ever heard of any of his bashing it happens to be about white rappers..which is some new wave to diss white rappers just bec they rap about real shit, and essentially revived hiphop that was dead due to wck ass black rappers.

    • itdoesntmatter

      Obviously you don't know a thing about Killer Mike- who had one of the best albums in 2012 in any genre according to the white mainstream music press and is not an "ex rapper"- if you think he doesn't go after black artists and black people in general as well. He goes after fake rappers, politicians, preachers, whomever.

  • Anonymous

    most of killer mikes fans are white. the big bad gorilla appeals to little white nerds. ironic that killer mike makes this comment in the middle of a interview with his partner in rhyme el-p, a ginger geek. whites ruined rap. mac miller is proof.

  • YMCMB OVA ERRYTHANGGG

    ITS ALLWAYS THE FAT IRRELEVENT FUCKS THAT GET NO MONEY PLAYING THE RACE CARD CUS THEY ARE TRASH AND WILL NEVER BE SUCESSFULL WITH THEIR LAZY FAT ASSES. SO IN TURN TO GAIN ATTENTION THEY PLAY THE RACE CARD YOU DON'T SEE WEEZY HATIN ON WHITE PEOPLE ITS PATHETIC HOW ALL THESE SALTY NIGGAS HATE ON WHITE PEOPLE. INSTEAD OF HATING WHY DON'T YOU BLACK PEOPLE DO BETTER FOR YOURSELVES WORK GET AN EDUCATION ETC INSTEAD OF BLAMING YOUR PROBLEMS ON THE WHITE MAN AND LIVING THE STEREOTYPE PUT ON YOUR PEOPLES.

    • 490717

      I know, right? Doesn't he know he would be way better off voicing his opinion by typing shit in all caps on this website. Some people just don't get it. YMCMBADSMFCKTHOMMFB.

  • white rappers suck

    hate to say it but hes right...white rappers whine abt having had to drive a subaru to school when cats like us had to walk or catch a bus

    • Anonymous

      So because white rappers might not have had the same struggle as black rappers means they can't comment on their personal struggles at all?? In that case then because Killer Mike and any African American rapper hasn't suffered as much as a starving kid in Africa, then they shouldn't be able to say anything either. Killer Mike is a stupid racist who's mad because white rappers are outselling him.

    • hah

      oh damn before i read your user name i thought you were talkin about tyga LOL

    • Anonymous

      you belong on a bus, punta

  • Anonymous

    i think he forgetting that when rap first started they was doing party songs about having fun and stuff.

  • white v black

    whites dont try to be what their not, stay true to themsevles blacks try to steal gangsters names, and make themselves out to be sum super OG instead of keepin in 100 and acting normal.. thats why hiphop is evolving bec white ppl keep it more real than black ppl..truth

    • W v B

      actually now i think about it i guess my original post gives my race away..that aside you wouldnt know who i am any other time bec i type like this on all non school like articles online only.. please take several seats my good sir

    • white v black

      not even dumbass i type on here like i do thru txt thru facebook thru w.e forum i use that doesnt require me to use proper grammar, punctuation ect ect. in all honesty your the one who looks like a moron tryna disrespect a person who you never met, dont even know what i look like, dont even what my race, religion, culture any of that. you wouldnt know that white i dropped out highschool i went to college and BODIED business administration classes with B's n A's and that english essay writing is my strongest subject.. why BEC WERE ON A FUCKIN HIPHOP SITE lol so go ahead thinkin ur a big man, bec u think u just insulted a person on a forum who doesnt even know the first letter of your real name, let alone who u are as a person .. ILL HOLLA BRUUUUUH

    • Anonymous

      Your grammar is so bad, and once again you prove my point. "It's a hiphop blog," so I'll just act like an idiot and pretend to be illiterate so I can be down with the culture? I'm not a professor, I'm not even college educated. You're just a moron.

    • Anonymous

      wut u mean bruh? i dun unerstand jew

    • white v black

      ps this is a hiphop site. i can actually careless about how i spell words and using proper grammar..if this was an essay id body it. its a hiphop blog.. i gives 2 fucks to be honest

    • white v black

      @ anon below me-- touche, well played

    • Anonymous

      It's not about writing essays. It's just embarrassing (for you of course), that you would even begin to give your opinion on such an involved subject matter without being able to even spell correctly. Your fingers didn't slip a few times, you are simply uneducated. With the abundance of resources on the web, you'd think you would spend some time educating yourself and improving your skill set. You perpetuate the stereotype of uneducated hip hop fans, and as a hip hop fan... it's disappointing.

    • Anonymous

      we aint writing essays here dawg its not dat serious but thanks for the lesson teach

    • Anonymous

      dont = don't their = they're gangsters = gangster's sum = some thats = that's Do I really need to continue? You obviously have never been educated on possessive forms of nouns.

    • white v black

      what i spell wrong besides themselves..typo? did you fuck up bec i used ER at the end of gangster instead of A?

    • Anonymous

      Illiterate troll

  • JRich

    Killer Mike aint racist and I like his music...but this was just a dumb statement. That's all there is to it

  • Anonymous

    Where did all the prerequisites for musicians come from? Whether or not these new white rappers attract attention for self pity shouldn't matter to Killer Mike. As a consumer of music, I purchase/listen to music I can relate to. As long as that person talking about the subject matter has actually lived the life they are rapping about, it really doesn't matter what the subject matter is (within reason of course). It also shouldn't matter what color your skin is. Yes, racism is alive. No, that doesn't make it okay to keep going back to it. Let's keep it moving forward. I'm a Killer Mike fan, but I do not agree with this one bit.

    • god damn right

      THAT'S EXACTLY IT! If you can relate to it, you will listen to it. I think what Killer Mike means is that he has pity for these white rappers, but calls it "self-pity" to keep the heat off himself. He must have forgotten that his lyrics probably sounded very similar to what these "self-pity" white rappers are rapping about (I've personally never herd of "Killer Mike", correct me if I'm wrong). Look at EVERY rapper that started from the bottom,(excluding drake, that nigga ain't start from no bottom)all of them had "lyrics filled wit 'pity'"(i use pity because that's the word infamous, Killer Mike, used). Killer Mike take my advice and stay away from interviews, they make you look uneducated(dumb as fuck)!

  • -__-

    Personally I think Yelawolf and Rittz are some of the dopest mufuckas around ( Im black guy). So he should definitely specify when he say "new white rappers" especially when he has done songs with both of these guys.

    • itdoesntmatter

      Mike does songs with Yelawolf, fwiw.

    • -__-

      @Itdoesntmatter: Yela has a made a few songs like that , and Rittz has as well. But its their emotion. Its what they feed off of, to channel a certain energy to a certain beat. Yela , is basically the most creative rapper I heard (thats close to mainstream anyway) in a while. Literally in a genre of his own. You dont know if hes Country , Hip-Hop or Rock N Roll, he's dope. And @Aight: MGK is nice as well but with him its all about delivery. Its not really about what hes saying, but the boy does flow well

    • itdoesntmatter

      He was obviously talking about the type of emo rappers who make money off their self-pity. I think was talking more about people just whining about it and focusing on that aspect rather than overcoming, but I could be wrong.

    • Anonymous

      and its not like white rappers are new. they've been around since the beginning.

    • aight

      machine gun kelly be rippin joints to. listen 2 demons with dmx and a few others

    • Anonymous

      Agreed on both Yela and Rittz, but the word rapper shouldn't be prefaced with a race or ethnicity.

  • Anonymous

    this was ignorant af on killer mikes end....drake brought self pity in single-handedly and made it a trend for everybody, black and white, to start doing...I dont hear this "self-pity" from MGK or Yelawolf

  • donnis mac

    The kids are programmed. If you're not on the MTV list, the XXL cover, on radio, or at the awards, you and your music don't exist. I can't stop laughing at how some of you clowns are saying black rap is all about sex, money, and drugs when KILLER MIKE dropped "R.A.P." last year. But you know about kilts, seizures, car crashes and bullets flying though. Just like SCARFACE said, the execs laid out the curriculum, and y'all follow it.

    • Live YR

      ^ see where ya coming from, but I don't think face was really 'trying' to be racist when he said that line. It was just the way he said it was blunt and emotional in regards to how he feels about hip-hop's changes.

    • Anonymous

      Good points again. My only point is that race should never be mentioned. People do what people do, regardless of race. Does racism exist? Absolutely. I was just very disappointed with this comment he made: "I feel like the people that are in control of what Hip Hop does is so fucking White and so fucking Jewish..." I definitely understand where the roots of hip hop lie. Problem is that record labels are a business, not an art. They are here to do one thing, make money. I'm not saying I agree with the content they promote and push, I'm simply saying I don't like the racist comment Scarface made. L.A. Reid is one of the most notable record execs in the business....and he's black. Your points are all very valid, I'm just upset with the constant racist card from rappers that I am a huge fan of.

    • donnis mac

      They bitch when the label scraps the whole album, pushes the release date back, and sends you back to the studio with different producers and songwriters. The wake up call is you thought you had "creative control" (this used to be a big thing when signing btw), but now it's about suggestive marketing. The jewel is, the kids today are listening to suggestive marketing. Brad dropped a brilliant diamond on the people and it's shining too bright to see it, unless you have precise vision.

    • Anonymous

      I definitely agree with what you are saying about kids being programmed. I've been a huge Scarface fan all my life, but I have no shame in saying these rappers are bitter when they are not the benefactor of the "execs curriculum." No one is ever bitching when they are winning, they are too busy making music and promoting, building their brand and running their business.

  • notice

    all these mfs brigning up white people are just washed up n aint poppin no more. scarface, lauyn hill and not KM..who the fuck lookin out for these people.

    • werd to

      stop it scarface was poppin in 90's his times up, KM- i cant name on person in the hood or burbs who ever asked me about killer mike anything. and lauryn hill- its just a dumb bitch common theme- all arnt poppin no more

    • itdoesntmatter

      White people are definitely looking out for them. Or they wouldn't be on like Time's Album of the Year and all that stuff.

  • lol

    its like all these black rappers tryna shame ppl into stop listenin 2 white rappers.. if ppl r mad then they should stop lying on tracks about their lives, lying about gang bangin and fake bloods, and stop stealin ur names from real gangsters and keep it 100 on records..like kendrick lamar

  • DRE COOLEY AKA LUVLESS

    HE RIGHT

  • ImhO

    whos he talkin about though? bec eminem had a mom but was a drug addic like 2pac rapped about, like nas rapped about like many many many rappers rapped about.. but if its the mac miller types i see where hes going with it n i wont even bother bec i know what hemeans by the richer white kid just self pitying instead of it being a problem.

    • IMhO

      whose OP tho? lol

    • Anonymous

      I agree with OP. The comments made by Killer Mike were not only completely unnecessary, but also completely off base. He clearly specifies "new white rapper," but new rappers; Action Bronson, Yelawolf, Rittz, Macklemore...there's not much self pity going on there. I don't think skin color matters at all. Kanye West and Kid Cudi are both very successful artists, and as it's already been pointed out, they are both the epitome of self pity.

    • IMhO

      ok faggot (since we bringin it back to highschool disrespect) then tell me who hes talkin about.. bec i dont see one comment on who it is. theres no facts to bring this up. considerin kid cudi, kayne west and 2 of the most self pitying people out there, 2pac thrived of people feelin his pity.. so go ahead mr fuckin PHD in hiphop.whose he referring to?

    • IMhO

      ps its clear u only read the first half of my comment

    • Kizman

      OP just got owned

    • Anonymous

      thats why he said "new" white rappers you dumbass.. NEW.. its even in the title..hes not talking about eminem you faggot

  • anonymous

    add him to the list of ignorant rappers. im about to give up on hiphop all together

    • The fuck you on?

      The fuck you on? He's one of the most intelligent rappers we have left. He raps about things rappers his age SHOULD BE SPITTING ABOUT (*coughs* 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross etc.). Leave hip-hop faggot it's probably not for you anyways. Shouts outs to the new artist trying to save it: Joey Bada$$, Chance The Rapper, Khirey Akeem, Clear Soul Forces, Raiden Major, Flatbush Zombies, rATKING, Earl Sweatshirt, etc. Too many great new artist who are gonna save this genre. Peace.

    • chronwell

      No please dont!!

    • Anonymous

      bye! have a nice non hip hop life

  • Anonymous

    One day it's "nobody wants to hear struggle raps, backpack/underground rap is wack", then it's "all Blacks talk about is cars, bitches, money". How would you know if you don't listen to that music in the first place? There's a huge contradiction going on in here.

  • Hip Hop Head

    What's with all the racism in hip hop? I respect Killer Mike's abilities, but this is never a good look pulling the race card. Scarface made himself look like a fucking idiot. So did Lauryn Hill, and now we can add Killer Mike to the list. There are plenty of rappers of all colors that suck and feel sorry for themselves. Man up and quit pulling the race card. It's 2013.

    • Rock'Em

      Blacks are not a minority anymore! believe it or not White people are. all this racist bs is stupid. rap is about expressing yourself. why hate period! I think honestly these rappers like killer mike and ghost are putting there problems on white people for not being able to make good music anymore. you have a black country singer and a black rock n roll artist and you don't hear white people bitching about it. If you can make good music make it.

    • simple

      @ANON2 - let me help you answer those ?'s- more black ppl are in prision than any other race (white, spanish, arab and asian)..why bec black race as a whole not individually isnt the smartest race (obviously). two if you dont wake up thinkin ineed to sell crack then your prob a good citizen who goes to school and works for a real job. theres more black men now in big business there ever before and its growing im assumin ur just mad bec ur not on that wave. ur prob on that i still live with my mom im 30 phase and mad at white men for no reason bec ur a dumb fuck.. sit down

    • Daniel

      Agreed with Hip Hop Head. It doesn't matter if "racism is alive in 2013," it's not a crutch to be leaned on whenever the opportunity presents itself. The president of America is black, showing that we are in fact moving in the right direction. While racism does still exist, adding fuel to the fire is not the answer. We expect well respected rappers like Killer Mike to help hip hop progress. It shouldn't matter if a rapper is black, white or other. All that should matter is whether you enjoy the music or not.

    • sevenBody

      Because some certain people don't consider themselves racist and don't experience people being racist, they now believe racism doesn't exist. You need to open your a little instead of believing it's all good now. Gone are the days of overt racism, where a man would just say it how he feels it. Now we have this undercover victimisation going on. Complaining about it brings out people like you to say it doesn't exist.

    • Anonymous

      da fuck u must b white kid u will not 2 mins in a black mans shoes.Racism is big busness in america why do you think blacks make the highest prison population even though they are a minority percentage in population.U think we wake up in da morning and say i luv to sell sme crack today get da funk outa here cracker

    • Anonymous

      Racism is alive in 2013, I don't know where you've been.

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  • d-nucks

    I think he is wrong here....TUPAC was the MASTER OF SELF PITY RHYMES.......And its NOT a bad thing...thats what make artist connect to their fans...if artist can convey there personal problems and fears 9 out of 10 times the listener has felt those problems and fears to which make them connect with the artist. HELL I CAN GO EVEN DEEPER.....THE "BLUES", is all about self pity. White folks did'nt bring that shit ...they just following suit

    • Anonymous

      yeah, i agree. the first person i thought of was pac and i think pacs influence is what's coming through those white rappers.

  • Anonymous

    new gen white rappers rap about more real stuff than new gen black rappers

  • JD

    A good portion of the black rappers aren't rapping about shit. It's all chant type shit with lyrics that have no substance. It's good that he has all this respect for a clown like Trinidad James who raps about absolutely nothing.

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  • Anonymous

    he is just mad because the white rappers are rapping 10x better than the black rappers right now!!

    • Anonymous

      No one's "rapping better" than anyone. I do think that white rappers having immense success(Macklemore having back to back number 1 singles) is causing black rappers (see Scarface as well) to become upset with the situation. Blaming it on race though, it's a bad look from Killer Mike and I'm disappointed to say the least.

    • anon #4 is right

      There's the contradiction. They're thinking of the MTV "hottest MC's", the XXL freshmen, the radio rappers. They don't listen to Ka or Skyzoo. But they ran with "our guys are better than yours" really fast.....

    • Anonymous

      agreed turn off the radio, and you will see hip hop lives.

    • Anonymous

      Saying black rappers aren't rapping is stupid. Turn of the radio and look for shit with substance and you'll find an equal number of black and white rappers. Tell me Elzhi, Doom, Kendrick Lamar, Ghostface, KILLER MIKE, The Roots, don't make interesting music with substance? get the fuck out of here with that dumb shit.

    • ETK

      you black and you stupid. so many black emcees out there rap about much more than that, it's just that white rappers are not KNOWN for rapping about bling bling and cars. there's a smaller group of white rappers and most of them are conscious emcees, doesn't mean either side is any better. even you monkeys know at least 5 black rappers who could demolish most white rappers on a good day, it ain't have nothing to do with race. this assessment of y'all is much more stupid than Killer Mike's theory

    • Anon1

      No..he is right. White rappers are rapping. Black rappers are chanting and mumbling bout buggati's. Yeah...and I am black...

    • Anonymous

      ... Extremely stupid comment right there, BTW I'm white.

    • BP

      what part of "new white rappers" don't you fuckin understand and Eminem was dealing more with anger and frustration in his lyrics than self-pity

  • Robbin Tanks 4 Ammo

    Its very hard for some to realy understand what Killer Mike is saying, so fucking funny...so emotional -HA!

  • bolddebauchery

    wow, good discussion

  • Derrvin

    He's not lying, nor is he generalizing. I'm white, I rap, and I'm still not remotely offended by this. You can't honestly say there hasn't been a *huge* influx of white rappers spitting crazy emotional songs about trivial white people problems (pressures of being famous, desire to be a big name rapper, racial insecurity pertaining to rap, etc.). He's in a group with El-P and dude just happens to realize that there's a bit of a difference between Company Flow (El's old group) and say..Hoodie Allen. Come on ya'll.

    • uhhhhh

      hoodie allen? WHO?!

    • JRich

      No one considers Hoodie Allen rap. Don't tell anyone to come on when all you can come up with is a shitty example of a dude that 16 year old girls listen to. You can honestly say there hasn't been a huge influx of that because...well...there hasn't.

    • Anonymous

      there's a rapper named Hoodie Allen? lol you gotta be fuckin kidding me.

  • Anonymous

    @ Upcoming White Rappers if you never knew your dad and mom and your grandmother raised you, then you can be a rapper. good luck @ Upcoming Black Rappers dont worry. your skin is black. you can be a rapper... no matter how wack you are. all hail Trinidad James and Chief Keef

  • @LexZyne

    I hate every white rapper #ThingsKillerMikeNeverSaid

  • ...?

    Hip-Hop can be about ANYTHING! It's not just for the hood anymore, it's worldwide. Look at 3 of the best "self-pity" rappers Eminem, Drake & Kanye West. One's white, one's half-cast & the other black... Fuck race. It's a HUMAN emotion.

    • ...?

      I sent this tweet to Killer Mike and he replied saying "I think I made that point and u ain't see the interview. We all naked on stage. Ps I hate most black rap shit"

  • m.black

    New white rappers suck...except for Mack and Yela.

    • Murs

      Logic is half black half white just to let you know

    • Wow

      Wow, Rittz is crazy, and Bronson is too. Logic is white I think, not really certain but he spits. Mac is getting nicer by the minute, but I mean why do we have to label rap by color? Music is colorless and everybody can do it.

    • Anonymous

      i disagree with your taste in music

    • ...?

      Macklemore & Yealwolf have been around longer than Action Bronson yet you pick them over Bronsolino? Any credibility you think you had fucked the hell off right there...

  • Anonymous

    Niggas stay on that ignorant shit y'all didn't even read what the fuck he said yet y'all talking all that nonsense

  • Greatest Rapper Never

    Mike Bigga is off-base here for two reasons. First off, nobody bitches about their mother more than Eminem and he definitely isn't a NEW white rapper. Secondly, nobody bitches about their father more than Tyler, The Creator and he certainly isn't a WHITE rapper.

    • Anonymous

      And your obviously black which most likely makes you poor, uneducated, ignorant, and smelling like baby oil and coco butter. More people care about Tyler than will ever care about your wack fucking ass. Now do the rest of your ethnicity a favor and go rob a bodega at gun point then spend the rest of your life in prison like the fucking rat fuck you are.

    • ^^

      And you're obviously a wog so stop whinging

    • Anonymous

      You're obviously white, so shut the fuck up. Nobody gives a fuck about Tyler what's his face.

  • Daniel

    All he is saying is that they are coming from a different perspective of life. No mater how you look at it, they are raised differently. For that matter if your not in the same community you are probably raised differently than someone of your own race. What it comes down to is we are all different and we all have pretty similar goals. How we get to that goal is what makes us standout.

    • Anonymous

      but some of these black rappers grew up with the rich parents in the burbs with no struggles and some of the white rappers really did come from the ghettos

  • Anonymous

    even game and jeezy suck ass

  • Anonymous

    theres like 5 white rappers and theyre all better than the fucking trash like wayne rick ross and drake. yelawolf eminem and rittz butt fuck them in lyrics and beats. 8ball and mjg r the only two good black rappers. a good rapper has a message, not talking about fucking hoes shooting people and copping rims.

  • Anonymous

    I see you posting on twitter that you're reading these comments. Well fuck you Killer Mike. I was a fan but you're obviously just a pseudo intellectual cunt trying to convey a bullshit "intelligent" message when you're just a conformist cock sucker. Have fun reading this faggot. Always trying to separate people.

  • Anonymous

    " because, for me, any artist, when you get on stage, no matter how many clothes you get on, when you get on stage and you got that mic, are butt-fucking-naked." PAUSE statement of the year

  • Guy

    A couple things, big fan of Killer Mike, but I don't see where hes coming from. Just thinking off the top of my head I can't think of many new white rappers rapping about self pity. Also is that what you want in an artist and why we love music, listing to stuff you can relate or listing to an artist basically tell a story

  • Hip Hop DX commenters are vaginas

    so many vaginas, commenting on this site. got damn ya'll get so upset and sensitive over some words by these stupid rappers. get some tough skin

  • Kramer

    haha this guy is an idiot. And he said "..every human being experiences love, pain and letdown. Your thing is no more special" Who says their thing is more special?

  • Anonymous

    so black people cry about racism why.... when they continue with the racist comments and complain when they arent treated equal in a nation made of 85 percent white people give respect get respect best rapper ever is white. eminem

  • abu_maryam

    I swear, every other time Killer Mike opens his mouth some dumb shit comes out. Racist idiot.

  • JRich

    There's no proof of this anywhere. The only new white rapper I think he could possibly be referring to is MGK, who literally every fucking day talks about how far he's come and all that ish on twitter and fb. Yelawolf, Mac Miller, Chris Webby, Macklemore, Rittz...none of them do anything close to what Killer Mike's talking about

    • Hip Hop Head

      Good call. MGK makes me embarrassed to be white every time I see him in an interview. Yelawolf and Rittz, however, can rap circles around Killer Mike. Sorry bud.

  • Anonymous

    dam, I bet all the white hiphop fans feel like shit now, haha

    • IMhO

      lol dont noone feel like shit. why bec he said something thats not even true with no facts or nothing? white rappes are better than black rappers.. white rappers tell the truth in their raps, black rappers make up shit and steal their name from real thugs to look for G.. white rappers are real, black rappers are fake

    • Anonymous

      i aint even full white and i feel like shit :/

  • Julian

    Kid Cudi - Lord of the Sad and Lonely Kid Cudi - these worries Kid Cudi - Dont Play this Song Kid Cusi - pretty much half the fuckin Man on the moon 2 album Lboy is right the biggest self pity rapper in the Game is Kid Cudi who is black obviously. wtf is Killer Mike talking about? Although I admit Cudi has been more positive with his music lately overall cudi has developed the self pity lane in hiphop more so then any white rapper I can think about.

  • Anonymous

    Trinidad James Ol Dirty Bastard. Not even close. Not ever

    • The R

      Trinadad James and ODB...?? Trinny does not rap. He's a mumbling idiot who says dumb ish, and while I love ODB's energy...he never rapped...he made up dumb ish to say on the fly. Come on now...

    • Anon

      That's the point imbecile. They may not be at the same level as rappers but Mike respects them and loves them for the mere fact that they get up there and rap. Think about these statements before you write on here please, it only adds to the overall idiocy of this site

  • Anonymous

    Well... that's a bold generalisation. Fuck this guy.

  • dentaldamboy

    Black rappers like Wayne, Tyga, and Birdman are some of the most honest men in the world. They talk about how much they love pussy.

  • Trev

    Yeah, white people talk about the struggle they go through, because all black rappers talk about now is the shit that they got. The only black rappers who talk about their struggles are the ones coming up, like dizzy and kendrick. All us white rappers are doing are spitting from a different side of the spectrum. Just because we didn't grow up with our grandma's doesn't mean we don't have angst or sorrow or hatred built up inside us. I really hope this killer mike guy reads this, because he's dissing some of the realest out there for no type of reason.

  • ETK

    all Killer Mike is saying is that white rappers don't have that same braggadocio style that black rappers do. he's just sayin that even if both a nigga's parents got shot, he'll still be rapping about the cars & the money he's got. but the thing is you got niggas like Kid Cudi, Kanye(for some of his albums) and Slaughterhouse who will delve into self-pity pretty often too, it sure as hell ain't a white thing.. maybe it's a thing white rappers are prone to do, but not exclusive to them to say the least. they just won't brag about their stack of bills like black rappers do

  • Anonymous

    as a white person i will no longer buy his albums or go to his concerts oh wait i never did in the first place! LOL

  • Anonymous

    Just because someone is black dont mean they telling the truth or should be respected! Look at William Roberts. He pretty much has the same background as these white rappers Killer Mike is hatin on.

  • ky

    Why are all you mad? Was definitely not the reaction I thought the comments would hold while reading the article. Imo I thought he said some good shit and thought there's some truth behind what he's saying

    • Nigo

      then give some examples of white rappers that injected "self pity rap" in the culture cus I cant think of ANY. And this is coming from a Black guy who doesn't even like any of the new white rappers in recent years except Yelawolf.

  • Anonymous

    meanwhile rap niggas is cooning it up setting their whole race back 50 years

    • The R

      No doubt..true words right here...all coon...all the time on every commercial record...yeah I said that...and yeah I am black!

  • Anonymous

    Killer mike needs to listen to Apathy and shut the fuck up in fact everyone should listen to Apathy period.

    • The R

      Apathy is one of the illest...but I will say Mike said..new white rappers. Even though new white rappers are far better than 80% of these Trinidad James, Lil this, Yung That coming out nowadays...

    • YES!

      Agree 100%, i would just go a step further and say demigodz and aotp

  • Anonymous

    And just to make it clear, FUCK YOU MIKE, you fucking OutKast flunky!

  • Anonymous

    Gunplay? that junkie gets no respect. nigga been knocked out on camera more times than nasa landed on the moon

  • jus10

    REALLY?!! Speaking of white rappers, how many are greater lyricists than Mike Bigga? RA Scion, Evidence, Ill Bill, and Vinnie Paz just to get you started.

  • yeaaahh

    This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard Killer Mike say. Self pity?? Nah, that's all these ignorant street rappers who blame every stupid thing they have done on growing up in the hood...

  • you mad?

    LMAO Another article for white people to get pissed at, i love it. Why dont you guys just leave and go to a site for your peoples music if you don't want to get offended.....Like TechnoDX or something. :)

    • finally

      @NAS- damn finally white people can steal somethin from black ppl.. were tired of being robbed in person by black ppl loolll

    • Nasstill@it

      Black ppl pretty much created most music genres you can ever come across. The white man just steals ... as usual.

    • boogabooga

      Even black folks created techno...look it up, we started house music as well. Techno was created in Detroit and House was created in Chicago. Even early forms of dubstep has Jamaican roots...you guys seriously need to educate yourselves before you make crazy ass comments

    • Kramer

      ^^Yes! Ive said that, there is a BET..not racist. A WET would be. There is a Miss Black America...not racist. A Miss White America would be. Ridiculous

    • Anonymous

      what an idiot. rock was created by brothers. music is colorblind. and yes every station besides BET or whatever is catered to white folks. come on sun

    • Lboy

      well every station is "a white entertainment television" station lol. But naa hiphop aint no Black only genre, the black people commenting had nothing to do with the creation of hiphop so I dont understand why they think they have special entitlement just for belonging to the same race as the people who created it ctfu. Thats like white people saying they should be the only ones entitled to cars cus Henry Ford was the first one to mass produce them. Eminem is one of my favorite rappers, white people (minus Vanilla Ice) have contributed to the culture greatly and if you cant respect that your trippin. thats all.

    • Anonymous

      funny if white ppl started a White Entertainment Television or a white only genre ya would scream racist am i right dumbass

    • Anonymous

      ^^ black people created rock too. lol Black people have a hand in most forms of American music, even country. The only modern thing whites have is techno and pop. (Which isn't even a real genre because anything can be "pop")

    • Lboy

      "Why Dont you guys just leave and go to a site for your peoples music if you dont want to get offended" I was about to go in about how this is such a stupid comment then I realized, Whats the point? have fun running around in the night wish sunglasses on.

    • Anonymous

      exactly white people should stick to rock music hiphop is blacks only rock is white only so fuck off crackers

  • Lboy

    I dont get it who is he talking about? When I think of artist who made self pitty more prevalent in hiphop I think of Kid Cudi(no shots im a fan but its true)...The only self pity white rapper I can think about is Cage, but his life was just as fucked up as the lives of alot of Black people in America so im not mad at him. HE could be talking about Eminem but Em never came off as self-pity to me just more so pissed about his lifestyle and willing to do anything to overcome it. Killer Mike usually speaks the truth but im not feeling him on this one.

  • Anonymous

    all a broke nigga can give is 2 cents

  • Ricky Rozay

    True that. Most of these white rappers be wack as fuck but fuckin white boys and uncle niggas wanna ride the white man jock sayin them cats be best rappers around. Feminem been garbage since 03 yet all yall niggas and dickriders on this site act like he the second comin. Royce owned that nigga on BME and yet dickriders say Feminem was the shit on that album. Only thing Feminem is now is shit. Now watch all you bitch niggas come on here and talk shit when yall niggas now I keep this shit one hundred. Shits fact. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ohhh

      oh the irony of a rick ross fan callin white rappers fake HAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Trev

      Lol, feminem? Your forgetting that 99% of rappers today bow down to Eminem. You keep shit zero, because your opinion is such an outlier that nobody gives a shit about it. At least Eminem has some time of substance to his music. Your the one dick riding a correctional officer, who's probably one of the fakest in the game. Get your facts straight, and stop trying piss on gods feet.

    • Anonymous

      eminem has 2 diamond albums (MMLP and TES) has Ross even gone gold?? lol

    • Anonymous

      at least them white boys wasnt no lying ass correctional officers who studied criminal justice in school pretending to be bigtime dope dealers

  • Racist niggas f off

    all these racist fat fucks need to stop hating on white people

  • Ant

    Y'all should checkout thegrandreport, they be having some good reads and videos on there

  • Anonymous

    i get what he means but i feel like its a nod at eminem. And Em wasnt about self pity he was PISSED. Em had a lot of anger inside of him. but then again he said New White Rappers so i could be wrong about that first part. But other than Em, theres really only Mac Miller and Action Bronson. I cant really speak on Bronson cus im not familiar with his work and Mac isnt a big enough rapper to say he brought something to hip hop that made a lot of people look his way. So really i guess my question is who is he referring too?

    • IMhO

      werd i was thinkin the same.. only one i would think was eminem. but he rapped about a drug addicted mom like tupac and hundreds of other rappers..so im confused to maybe MGK but mgk is nice with it though.. idk

  • Anonymous

    killer mike is right but i lost him when he mentioned crackhead gunplay and monkey trinidad james

  • Anonymous

    Oh would this guy just shut up we all know he's racist after he said "vote for Obama or you are a race traitor." (If you don't get how that is racist.. imagine Eminem saying "vote for Mitt Romney or you are a race traitor."

    • DoomsDay

      I disagree with killer Mikes comments but I wouldn't call those songs self pity songs either, their just detailing their life experiences. I cant even think of any songs that come off as self pity in hip hop period (white or black) except for some of kid cudi's music.

    • Anonymous

      so ghosts all that i got is you, pacs dear mama, jay zs , naughty by natures ghetto bastard song.. the countless tracks of homies dyin, parentless households, growing up broke... all that shit wasnt some self pity... like mike, but damn, get the fuck outta here with that bullshit

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