Young Sensation Has All The Answers
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. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week's Rapper: Young Sensation
This Week's Subject(s): MySpace; Uncle Luke; the Texans; Kanye West
Ask A Rapper: Okay, for this installment, we're going to empty the Ask A Rapper e-mailbag. These are questions that weren't meaty enough to carry an entire segment, but things that people took the time to email/Twitter/text us nonetheless. And you're off...
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Question No. 1: "Why are rappers still the only guys on MySpace anymore? It doesn't make any sense."
AAR: You're still on MySpace, right? Thoughts on this one?
Young Sensation: Man, cause boys tryna get it in. We gotta promo on any site to get notice. [I'm at] www.myspace.com/yungsensation. I got some new songs on there too [laughs].
Question No. 2: "Uncle Luke is coaching high school football now. Is there anything that could be less appropriate than Luke working with kids?"
YS [laughs]: Man, I can't hate on Luke. My major in school is kinesiology, so I am going to be coaching soon too [laughs]. We coach rappers [laughs].
Question No. 3: "What happened to the Texans this season? Weren't they supposed to contend? Why isn't Kubiak fired? And WHY ISN"T KUBIAK FIRED?"
YS: Naw, they gonna be alright, it's just our secondary is not the best. But we will be okay.
Note: Not the best? That's a nice way to put it. Those guys are pretty much the worst secondary in the entire league. It's like they all signed shoe deals with U.S. Concrete, Inc.
Question No. 4: "Did you see that 50 Cent and Soulja Boy were on the cover of XXL? Care to make a joke about that?"
YS: Pretty-boy gangsters [laughs].
Note: It seems like the commentary to make here would be some sort of parallel between 50's career and XXL's, but that'd be an unnecessarily cheap shot.
Question No. 5: "Kanye's album is out and you've written precious little about it. What gives? Is it awful or great?"
YS: Man, it is actually a very good album, but I am more of a College Dropout guy myself. People tell me it's a classic, so I'ono.
Note: It is a classic. Nobody on the planet is touching Kanye right now.
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