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Everybody’s Stupid, CXLIV

Stupid people have natural inclinations that perpetuate their ignorance, like assuming and guessing more than they research and inquire. Without question, information is the most precious and profitable commodity on the planet. Without information, there’d be no knowledge. Without knowledge, intelligence is useless. And without intelligence, everyone would be clueless. The word “intelligence” has a broad perception because it defines a person’s ability to effectively use information, it denotes the gathering of information, and it can be used to describe information itself. What type of people do you believe information is the most valuable to? In my opinion, intelligent people value information the most. Like I just said, stupid people naturally don’t give a fuck about educating themselves, and it’s because assuming is easier than pursuing information. I recently touched on how I will always avoid doing things the hard way, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to avoid doing things altogether. When a task is at hand, I think about what needs to be done, I gather enough information to make the task manageable, and then I execute. Diverging slightly, have you ever had a hater who you perceived as intelligent? By that, I mean, without bias, have you ever determined that someone who spurned or abhorred you had a valid reason? As someone who minds my business and keeps people out of mine, motherfuckers have a tendency to think they know me based on superficial observations. Don’t you hate those types of people? Like, why the fuck are you even concerning yourself with other people’s affairs? And why is other people’s business important to you? The phrase “get a life” is hackneyed and oversimplified, but we’ve all had to use it profusely in life, right? Why is that? Well, I think it’s because stupid people avoid the truth and refuse to accept the fact that they’ll never be as important to other people as they are to themselves. Audacity often derives from delusion. And haters, nosy motherfuckers, losers, stupid people, and the like are generally delusional. Delusion occurs when people hold false beliefs that are evidently contrary to reality and easily disprovable. For instance, imagine a stupid motherfucker obstinately believing that I’m not smarter than them. As if my blog—and the fact that I can create a website, manipulate HTML code, write on a masterful level, articulate my thoughts eloquently, and rationalize like a genius—isn’t enough to prove my superior intelligence! My own relatives are some of my biggest haters, so I’m always going to assure that I rub my excellence in motherfuckers’ faces. On a scale of one to ten, what’s your usual confidence level? Personally, my confidence fluctuates. On standard, I walk around at about a seven on the confidence scale. With a fresh haircut and a clean outfit, it goes up to about an eight and a half. But I’m always confident in my ability to pick myself up when I feel low, which is a confidence stabilizer in itself. Songs about shunning haters are commonly popular because haters are abundant. And haters are abundant because most people don’t know how to maintain their confidence levels, so they downgrade and degrade others to assuage their self-doubt—which normalizes hating because it’s viewed as an acceptable method of boosting one’s confidence. If you don’t think hating is acceptable, just watch the news. Newscasters openly disparage and demean people like Donald Trump as if they’re not being broadcasted on internationally syndicated television—it’s unprofessional as fuck. And that’s why it’s difficult for me to be humble. Even the people who we’re supposed to regard highly often prove that they aren’t as worthy as they should be. People are just people, nobody’s perfect, and everybody should be treated equally. If you’re paying attention, you should notice that I have famous niggas that idolize me then despise me when they realize the feeling ain’t mutual. Y’all niggas ain’t nothing but niggas to me! With the millions of viewers, listeners, and followers that you have, be grateful. In the meantime, feel free to keep riding my wave.

So, would y’all believe me if I told you that I knew “Euphoria” was going to drop on Tuesday? Any who, it’s a fire track, huh? “The very first time I shot me a ‘Drac’ (Drake), the homie had told me to aim it this way. I didn’t point down enough. Today, I show you I learned from those mistakes.” In that bar, Kendrick is claiming that he accidentally shot his homie while playing around with a Draco (a short-barreled AK-47) because he wasn’t aiming the gun safely at the ground. And metaphorically, he’s asserting that he’s intentionally aiming below him and deliberately firing at his homie, Drake, because he believes that Drake is beneath him in both the Big 3 and the rap game. Additionally, Kendrick could be alluding that Drake told him to diss him on “Like That”, but Kendrick feels like he showed too much mercy by not shooting to kill. If you didn’t catch any of that while listening to the song, I can almost guarantee that you missed a lot. To decipher rap lyrics, especially from an artist with rhymes as convoluted as Kendrick’s, you must listen to the song multiple times. You also have to be knowledgeable of popular culture, the rappers’ history with each other, current events, the artists’ personal backgrounds, etc. So, don’t feel bad if you don’t understand what the fuck is going on. But one of my biggest problems with Kendrick’s popularity is the fact that there’s no way that all his fans respect his writing abilities the way hardcore hip hop heads do. Casual or average listeners’ ears and brains simply aren’t equipped with the attentiveness, absorption, and appreciation that avid and advanced listeners possess. I’m not saying that casual fans can’t enjoy the music itself or the excitement of the beef, but why are they truly rooting for K. Dot? Is it because they know that diehard fans regard him as an elite writer and they want to pretend to value his skillset and devotion to being one of the best? Is it because they like his persona more than his opponents’? Is it because they genuinely believe he’s better? For the record, I love hip hop so much that the first time I went to jail it was because I was playing my music too loud. Even though I was listening to Usher during the time of my arrest, I was arrested due to multiple complaints. So, this shit is ingrained into me! And if you’re wondering why I’m making this about me, it’s because you came to my website for my unique perspective, right? I believe that Kendrick took the lead with “Euphoria”, but I don’t believe it’s good enough to proclaim the finalization of the beef or the “elimination of Drake”. And I wholeheartedly trust that Drake’s response will be better than Kendrick’s. Like I said before, neither Dot or Cole seem to have the energy to sustain a prolonged fight with Drizzy. And Cole is lucky that Dot chose to spare him, stating that, “I make music that electrify ‘em, you make music that pacify ‘em. I can double down on that line, but spare you this time—random acts of kindness.” Cole would’ve lost the battle of the Big 3 regardless because he’s a pacifist, and Drake is relentlessly persistent. Overall, I give “Euphoria” a solid eight out of ten, seeing as it was six artistic, aggressive, action-packed, attacking minutes of “fuck that nigga, but I ain’t mad”! And that’s what friendly competition is all about. Still, I continue to support Cole’s decision to refrain from conserving contention amongst black men. Somebody has to counter the bullshit, and Cole will forever have a place in hip hop and on my playlist. In the spirit of opposition, to my biggest love-hater, I know you’re kicking the fuck out of yourself right now, huh? Those niggas ain’t me, they’ll never be me, and there ain’t no fucking substitutes! And with that, I leave you with this. “I know you’re a master manipulator, and habitual liar, too. But don’t tell no lie ‘bout me, and I won’t tell truths ‘bout you.” Peace.

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