Woop woop y'all!!! In the words of the godz known as Brand Nubian, "It ain't no mystery"... ...them Just Blaze tracks from Episode #4 were ON FIYAH!
Our myspace mailbox has been BLOWING UP with request after request by everyone who was feelin' the heat. In fact, it almost warmed our icy-cold hearts to see the haters finally recognize that our (white) emcees ain't no joke. They're the real deal Holyfield and can actually ROCK A FUNKY JOINT (BTW, we love us some backpack classics too, but sometimes rap music should be like, you know, fun.) Not only that... one of our rappers can "sang" too! (Crybaby P, you sounded luv-luv, love.)
So now that the hate has subsided, we got some bad news: "One Night Stand" and the crowd favorite "Smokin In Tha Club" are currently not available.
Go ahead. Google til your heart's content. It ain't out there, son. (The upside: Now all you instant-gratification internuts know what "crate diggin" feels like. Now that's hip hop!)
For legal resons, we cannot post the songs. We'd love to, but we just can't.
So all y'all internet pirates who were scheming on recording the tracks via your PC soundcard and giving it away like some cheap Hunts Point hoe, go shiver your timbers somewhere else. Scallywags.
Someday we may get the clearance to offer the songs so you can hear them in their glorious entirety. They deserve to be heard. But as of now, we can't. All kidding aside, we're sorry folks.
sincerely, ego trip's Ministry of 411.
p.s: There's always reruns. (or the DVD. Contact VH1 and demand it.)
Applications for "SEASON 2" ??? Whassup party people...! Thanks for the tons (I mean TONS) of requests to apply for Season 2 of The (White) Rapper Show. We've gotton so many requests from hungry white rappers across the nation eager to be brutalized by our demented little TV show. (And some of youse guys are so dang "SERIOUS"... lighten up.) So many in fact that it's gotten to be too hard to respond to each one individually. But thank you for showing love.
SEASON1? First off, SEASON 1 is a wrap. We're still editing the last episodes actually, but it's a done deal. No auditions are being held if you are trying to get put on. Sorry.
SEASON 2? As of yet, there's no guarantee that there will even be a "Season 2" unless the show continues to be a HIT TV show... So if you love or even hate to love the show, please tell everyone you know to tell everyone they know to tune in.
SO... So I guess what we're trying to say is hang tight. IF and WHEN we start working on a sequel to (White) Rapper, we'll send off a bulletin blast to everyone who are our myspace friends.
Well, in the words of the great Grand Puba, "Step to the Rear!" cause even the mainstream media knows what time it is! (TIME Online as a matter of fact -- and like Jackie Wilson sang, "it's your love that keeps liftin' us higher!").
Speaking of HATE, check out what our very own DASIT has to say about his experience on the greatest sur-reality show ever!
KEEP HATE ALIVE! -- and watch ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show on VH1! STARTING TONIGHT!!!
Why should America watch ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show? America should watch the white rapper show to see MC Serch sell out white rappers everywhere, and remember the show is not about the music at all, its about making a good TV show and I think they succeeded.
What was your experience like being on the show? First off, it was a huge accomplishment just to be cast on the show so I thank the people at VH1 for the opportunity. But my worst fear along with other castmates was that the show would be a joke and as soon as we walked in the house and it was "white trashed out" and the way they did things, I started to worry I was right.
Do you think the hip-hop community will embrace the show? I don't think the hip hop community will embrace the show. They will think it's a joke! But as far as white rappers, I think they will come in herds to try out for Season 2.
What's your life been like since the show wrapped? Well, I already had a record deal with MC Hammer since 2004 and he was starting to sleep on me and worry more about restarting his own career back up, which is one of the reasons I did the show: to get my name out to a national audience. Currently I am getting out of my deal with Hammer and I just a closed a million dollar deal to run my own label, so watch out in 2007 for DASIT!!!
Do you still hate John Brown? I never did hate John Brown.
BONUS!: Did you have a (white) Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa? There was no white christmas in the Glass City-- just clouds and rain!
G-Child. Allentown, PA
Why should America watch ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show? Watch it so you can see not all white rappers are a joke. Get over the color issue and face the fact that it don't matter your race or where you came from. People can learn that you gotta fail in order to succeed and once u do succeed the only way to go is down. Fail to Succeed, Succeed to Fail!
What was your experience like being on the show? It was fun, shocking and it sucked having cameras on you all the time. But I'm proud to have met some of the most amazing peers. And I learned lessons you saw on the show as well as stuff you didn't see. I gained friendships with some of the cast members which is awesome.
Do you think the hip-hop community will embrace the show? I don't know. You can take it how you want, I really don't give a fuck. All I want is to make an impact on someone's life no matter who they are. I want to show them to never give up on their dreams and to chase your dream not the competition!
What's your life been like since the show wrapped? Been doing local shows here in PA! And promoting a lot.
Do you still hate John Brown? I love John Brown!
Jus Rhyme. Austin, MN / Los Angeles, CA
Why should America watch ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show? To see white people get racially profiled and judged by a jury that is not their peers. Also, to see affirmative action work in reverse. We demand white rapper-ations!
What was your experience like being on the show? It was like Guantanamo Bay meets "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" except all the inmates were white, the prisoner abuse was not hidden, and the life lines were disconnected.
Do you think the hip-hop community will embrace the show? The hip-hop community is the show, so yeah. We've got almost all the godfathers of hip-hop on the show, plus representation from hip-hop's biggest heavyweights today. And kids, these rappers come in a variety of fun-filled, rainbow colors. Enjoy!
What's your life been like since the show wrapped? Been in the studio finishing up the debut album from AR-15, "Jus Rhyme and Raw Potential Are.." due to drop during the show. Was featured in an indy film "Making Whiteness Visible" and a book "Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America". Did two benefit concerts for housing and workers' rights. Finished up classes for my Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies. Your usual white rapper stuff.
Did you have a (white) Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa? Nah, expected snow in my hometown of SpamTown, USA and got none. Saw a lot of white people, though, so it balanced out. Was excited for the movie "Black Christmas" until I found out it was just called that because everyone dies. Guess there's always next year.
Well dangit. Guess we'll say it again.. "ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show" has got the internet going loco!
Well, our cast got something to say too. Over the holiday break, we hollered at 'em. They hollered back. Here's the SECOND set of mo' interviews to come...
Misfit. London, UK
Why should America watch ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show? To show America that it's not all about color anymore. Anyone can have skills. It's about tha music, not what shade ya skin is. Hip-hop is universal now. Look at me. I'm from London and hip-hop is my life! It's a movement all over tha world.
What was your experience like being on the show? It was definitely different! There were good points and some not so! I did at times feel some things were a lil' corny and really playin' on the whole "white" thing, but it is for TV so I understood where (the show) was comin' from! LOL!
Do you think the hip-hop community will embrace the show? Honestly baby, I don't know if and how it will be embraced by tha hip-hop community because I haven't yet seen any episodes. It all depends on how it is edited. If it's done in a "real" way then I think they will!
What's your life been like since the show wrapped? Pretty much tha same as when I went in. I got straight back on my grind when I left.
Do you still hate John Brown? Hahaha! That's crazy, and "Hell no," never did. He's cool. Some people just ain't ready for him yet! LOL.
BONUS!: Did you have a (white) Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa? LOL. My ass went to L.A. to see my peoples for Christmas. So wit' tha beautiful sun out there, tha only "white" in this situation was me! LOL.
Sullee. Boston, MA.
Why should America watch ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show? America should watch (W)RS because first off the kid Heff is in it (hahahah). But for real, it's something that people have never seen before and the trailers for it really don't reflect the show for the most part....
What was your experience like being on the show? My experience was crazy. I was put in a situation where I knew to expect the unexpected and wasn't prepared for half the shit we did. It was fun though, don't get me wrong. It was just VERY different.
Do you think the hip-hop community will embrace the show? I think up until the first show the hip-hop community is gonna have something to say... but they always do so I won't be surprised. But once it is on and people see the vision they are gonna love it because it's raw and real.
What's your life been like since the show wrapped? My life is back to how it was before the show all together. I'm grinding, in the studio, making t-shirts-- all the shit a hungry young MC is gonna do to try to get to the top. Plus I'm spending time with my family until I go on the road and shit.
Do you still hate John Brown? My beef with John Brown was realness. I wanted to see how real everyone was in the house and in the first two days I wasn't feeling him at all and I wanted to test him and see if he was gonna step up. I was there because I love hip-hop, point blank. He was there to sell his clothing line or whatever. I saw him recently and it was "what's good" daps and peace... it is what it is... I hate drama. I'm a step up or sit down type of guy.
Did you have a (white) Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa? I had a great Christmas. I was with my close friends and family. My sisters and little cousin got shit they wanted. I got a jacket-- I'm good. I got my fam with me it's all lovely.
100 Proof. Blue Mound, TX
Why should America watch ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show? First off, Daddy needs a new pair of shoes and they ain't gonna buy themselves. But seriously, besides the good laugh that I'm sure we will all get from it, there is enough content for everyone to learn a lil' something from all this no matter what lifestyle you lead or thoughts of the hip-hop culture or state at which it is in. It is from ego trip so.. say it with me people .."Edutainment."
(Did I mention that I'm not responsible for anyone damage done to ones Tivo from repeatedly watching my sexy ass?)
What was your experience like being on the show? As cliché as it sounds, it was completely surreal. But I can honestly say that cameras or not, I was the same bastard I always am. Whether that's a good thing or bad thing we will soon find out. The best part of the show was the experience of living with people who had the same passion for music as I did. For too long I was on autopilot with no real reason (or so I thought) to expand my skills since it has been far too long that I had been around anyone who was at the same level I was lyrically. Meeting the people I met and seeing the hunger that they all contained help me light the fire under my ass that was starting to dwindle. That alone was worth the price of admission for me.
Do you think the hip-hop community will embrace the show? Embrace or champion? Big difference. We all embrace our favorite idiot cousin-- doesn't mean we respect him. And "hip-hop community" is such a broad term. Whether you like it or not the "hip-hop community" is no longer just a bunch of kids with backpacks in a cipher. Though most of us hate to see it happen, hip-hop is in the mainstream culture now. Hopefully The (White) Rapper Show will help show "newer" members of our culture a little more of its roots. It may even help some of the die-hards see the eclectic side of it more. (Sorry Nas, but if hip-hops dead then you're gonna have a lot harder time killin off all the Zombies like me)
What's your life been like since the show wrapped? My life was crazy as hell beforehand and it still is to this day. It's funny how after an experience like this you can truly see the haters and coat-tail riders rear their ugly heads. Been recording nonstop and trying to bring a lil' more shine to the "Lone Star State." I am no longer affiliated with my old band but my new band, The Hype, is going places that would never been possible without the new directions musically were all headed in. It was also crazy to see how we each translated to tape rather then just acapella. Luckily thanks to this site and our myspace profiles the people out there can hear our music as well and make their decisions about us based on that also.
When you see me... buy me a drink.
Do you still hate John Brown? "Hate," no... Indifferent, yes. I was never inspired by anything enough from John to have a hate for the man. Good kid with a head on his shoulders... even if he never has any damn clue what he's talking about. I'm sure when he starts bein' true to himself and not the character he's portraying he'll make a hell of a dent in this world.
BONUS!: Did you have a (white) Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa? I think it was about 70 degrees here in Texas. And I know we're trying to break barriers but I don't even think Jus Rhymes could have a white Kwanzaa from this cast.
SURE AS HELL DIDN'T EVEN GET A XMAS CARD FROM EGO TRIP..
Jon Boy. Reedville, VA
Why should America watch ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show? Cuz it's gonna be the biggest reality show in history and will break stereotypes and rules!!!
What was your experience like being on the show? Like rap boot-camp!!!
Do you think the hip-hop community will embrace the show? "Only time will tell!"
What's your life been like since the show wrapped? Busy.
Did you have a (white) Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa? No.
Keep checkin' in the next few days for the last set of interviews, homies!