Ask A Rapper: Renzo

Categories: Ask a Rapper

Thumbnail image for renzo FB Oct19.jpg
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com.

This Week's Rapper: Renzo

This Week's Subject(s): Lots of times, readers email us questions for this segment. Mostly, we ignore them. Today, we're lobbing several of them at Renzo. Topics include Kreayshawn, J. Cole, famous DJs and more. Send any hate his way to @Renzeeo.

Ask A Rapper: Who is more frustrating, Mac Miller or Kreayshawn?

Renzo: Kreayshown is frustrating because she reminds me of that chick who is always getting her boyfriend beat up. Her mouth is running a thousand miles an hour and when somebody tells her to close her face up, she starts going on and on about how her boyfriend ain't gon take that shit. Long story short, boyfriend doesn't know when he comes out the restroom that he's going to be transformed (Chris Brown reference. Renzo Copyright).

Or the chick who always think she got raped because she got hit with the "I gotta pick up my cousin" line after she give it up on the first date. I like the fact that she's out here representing for the ghetto white women in these streets, but she's definitely a one-nighter and not a lifer. Mac Miller seems like a cool dude.

(Note: Again, we'd like to reiterate: @Renzeeo.)

AAR: Will Big K.R.I.T.'s debut album be better than J. Cole's?

R: Out of all the rappers that came out in the last five years, he's the ONLY one that has the earnestness that I can relate to. It might be because I'm a fan of Pimp C, it might be because I like the fact that the best song he did has Devin on it. Who knows?

I wasn't a fan of his latest project due to repetitive topics, but he did have some jammers on there. He's a lot more creative than people give him credit for and I don't think he's hit his peak yet. With all that said, hell yeah.

AAR: Black Star is going to release a new album. Is this the best thing to happen to hip-hop this year?

R: It will prove how full of shit people are. They are going to come together and make great music, do a tour, and all the people who are screaming "Bring hip hop back" aren't going to support it enough to make an impact.

AAR: Remember Watch the Throne? What happened to all the fuss surrounding it?

R: Watch the Throne was a rich people's mixtape. It made a huge impact on the other artists in the game. Watch how many producers copy the "Let the sample roll without putting a bass line on it" technique. I also think people will get back to letting beats play out like R&B songs. Watch that throne. Maybe one more single too.

My Voice Nation Help
13 comments
Mr. Breakfast of Champions
Mr. Breakfast of Champions

Yep. ppl are full of shit especially hip hop heads(I consider myself one). All hip hop headz ever wanna do is talk talk talk but no action behind those words. they complain about the radio but when was the last time you called in to a radio station to actually request a song? Black Star will drop that album(which will be greatness) and all the Hip hop heads clamoring for it will download  it instead of buying it and will not put down the $30 to see them at House of Blues. SMDH

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

Seriously, do any Rocks Off writers, or their guests realize that rap, hip-hop, whatever you want to call it has been around since way before 2002?

1.  As far as Black Star's new album, I will support it, but it won't bring hip-hop back, you young motherfuckers killed hip-hop when you started basing your rhymes on rhyming every other word with "Escalade".

2.  Most important DJ in Houston history?  I guess you forgot about my man that used to work at Soundwaves on Main.  That would be one DJ Premier.

Chris D
Chris D

Call a radio station?? Really?? Come on man...You can call that sorry 97.9 and request Black Star evry day until your head falls off but they will never play it because that's not how the business works...Real talk.

@Renzeeo
@Renzeeo

Are u insinuating that Watts started makin an impact in 2002? Swishahouse tapes and cd's have been circulating since the mid 90's. I got love for what Premier did but he did most of that in, and for, folks outside of Houston.

Shea Serrano
Shea Serrano

I appreciate you taking the time to comment, sir. Thank you. Please continue to do so.

KING
KING

Premo is my favorite producer, but his impact on HOUSTON'S hip-hop history is pretty minimal. Marginal at best. Houston claiming Premier is like Chicago claiming Ludacris, Harlem/Baltimore claiming Tupac, or the Bay claiming Master P.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

Yeah, what was that station back in the day whose motto was "all hip-hop all the time", of that wasn't false advertising, I don't know what the hell is.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

No, I wasn't insinuating that at all.  What got my attention was every piece they write up on here about hip-hop albums that were slept on, none of them are more than four or five albums old.  There is no denying the impact Swishahouse and Screw had to put Houston on the map. I was just getting my old man bitching on today.  I say let an old mofo like me, pushing forty, write some columns on here about some truly slept on albums and artists from back in the day.  I got a ton of them.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

Good point, I should have said my favorite H-town DJ of all time.

Shea Serrano
Shea Serrano

I would like to reiterate that I appreciate everyone taking the time to comment. I see you, Early Cuyler. Email me.

S

@Renzeeo
@Renzeeo

I agree with you.  It would give an interesting perspective.  Your first comment reads a little different.  I understand the intent now.  Talk to Shea so he can get your old ass in one of these articles.

Now Trending

Houston Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...