The 26th Anniversary of Illmatic Reiterates that Cormega’s Legacy Is that of The Original Clout Chaser


26 years ago, Nas gave life to his friend Cormega on a song called “One Love,” which was composed as a letter to someone incarcerated: “Night time is more trife than ever / What up with Cormega? Did you see him? Are y’all together? / If so then hold the fort down, represent to the fullest / Say what’s up to Herb, Ice and Bullet.”

Those four bars are what have given Cormega his street credibility and forever kept him connected, deserving or undeservingly, to the legendary rapper. Not that Cormega hasn’t had some extraordinary accomplishments but it could be argued Cormega couldn’t have done any of it without the help of Nas.

Cormega literally built a career off making diss records about Nas with songs such as “Never Personal”, eventually the two would squash the beef. So it is ironic that in 2020 that Cormega who talks about having integrity and character in his music, has so little!! Having a publicist like Jackie O. Asare who represents other artists such as Lecrae who also lack the values they portray in their music and are only concerned about views. Their treatment of me illustrate that they aren’t concerned about black empowerment in the case of Cormega or the fake Christian persona of Lecrae who raps on his song “Blessings” “If I ever took a loss, I learned a lesson I won’t ever think I’m better than the next man”. What a crock of bologna.

With the struggles that black media already face, it is shameful that an accomplished black journalist such as myself just realized that most of these rappers don’t live what they rap about. I’ll just devote my time to doing interviews with individuals of real integrity who have actually accomplished something in their community such as Yukong Zhao, instead of illiterate idiots who promote and perpetuate negativity in the black community.

Conclusion: “All I’m saying is that if I had been childhood friends with one of the potential G.O.A.T and he shouted me out on his debut album, I’m sure my Youtube views would be much higher too.”



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