While browsing the vastness that is the internetz (in between Twitter and Facebook stalking and random fap sessions) I happened upon Ra the Rugged Man's Murderous Lyrics competition. It seems that Mr. Rugged Man is combing the world wide web looking for the next big thing in indie rap.
Now, I will not editorialize and tell you that I think internet competitions are bullshit popularity contests that have more to do with how many social network "friends" you have than actual skill, and is more a form of public masturbation than a creator of opportunity, and appeals mostly to the ego maniacs that make rap not very fun, and has never really gotten anyone anywhere (woops, sorry)......because honestly, this competition seems legit and I have seen a lot of talent in some of the video submissions (and a lot of pretty awful shit, which is to be expected).
Which brings us to my hometown: Providence, RI. When I first learned of the competition I clicked on a link the said something like "are you better than these emcees." Assuming I was, I clicked on said link and was greeted with the finalists and a familiar face.
Milez Grimez, formerly known as Knuckles. An old Unity regular doing his thing. Props Milez.
A couple days later a bunch of other RI video submissions surfaced. Including videos from fam Dirty Durdie.
Grem killin' shit:
And the world wide front runner to be the most murderous lyricist, Dirty Ice:
And of course, ladies and gentlemen, we have Sneaky Pete (watch out, he's sneaky!!!).
I don't know, yo. I think Ice got this one. Good luck to everyone who submitted.
Who do you think should win? Do you think there is an abundance of talent in RI? What other RI emcees should have submitted? How's the scene been in Providence anyway? Do you think the PVD Social Club should aptly be renamed the HPV Social Club? Do you wish they would start Unity again, or something exactly like it? Inquiring minds want to know...hit the comment button...