You may have heard about Rhymefest's article about upstart rapper Chief Keef (he of the unconscious raps and conscious hairstyle) and the blacklash backlash he received from it, however, I am not here to get caught in the crossfire. Not caring enough to read the article, I'm sure our second most-famous lisped hip-hop personality (Russell Simmons being the first, obvi) has a good point in there somewhere, but Chief Keef's rhymes and content are far from good new and violence in Chicago isn't being increased due to his music. If anything, it will probably lead to other marginally talented kids putting the hammers down, getting put on house arrest, and making ridiculous music of their own. But that's a story for another day.
The most unfortunate comment from Rhymefest came during the aftermath, and had nothing to do with Chief Keef:
This is what represents us as a people. We have a history here of Curtis Mayfield, Kanye West --
Huh? What piece of history has Curtis Mayfield, one of the greatest musicians and creative minds of all time (OF ALL TIME!), and Kanye West, the guy who made "Drunk and Hot Girls", tied together? Kanye is a musical genius in his own right, but to mention him in the same sentence as Curtis Mayfield, when referencing music to represent the plight of a generation? Slow down, homie.