Swag Biting, Wu Lawsuits and the Hip-Hop A-Team

January 14, 2008

Catching up on the last week's hip-hop news, such as it is.

(story links: soulja boy swag biting, wutang lawsuit, ja rule dis track, ice cube on the a-team)

Posted by jsmooth995 at January 14, 2008 8:04 AM

Face: Big Daddy Kane (circa 1989)
Murdock: Master Fuol
Hannibal: Russell Simmons

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at January 14, 2008 9:26 AM

That was hilarious. I too still believe in the Rza!

Posted by: ProjectzDragN at January 14, 2008 9:44 AM

Jay-Z is the George Papard mastermind

Dj Paul from 3-6 mafia as the Mad Murdock crazy mofo

Method Man as "face"

and finally

50 is the guy who hires them to rescue his career

Posted by: Knots at January 14, 2008 10:02 AM

The crazy one should be BIZZY BONE, that's all i know

Posted by: hydroponic at January 14, 2008 10:26 AM

At least as far as lawsuits go...$170,000 is alot more respectable as the hundreds of millions people try for now-a-days.

Lyor Cohen has to be Hannibal
Eminem as Murdock
Robin Thicke as Faceman
Timbaland as B.A

but if we doin an all black cast...hell make it a roc-a-fella reunion.

Peedi (Crack) Peedi

Posted by: Untouchable C at January 14, 2008 10:32 AM

Hmm ... I thought I already submitted this, this morning:

Face: Big Daddy Kane, circa 1989
Murdock: Master Fuol (Lyricist Lounge, Thirstin Howl III's first album)
Hannibal: Russell Simmons

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at January 14, 2008 10:44 AM

I grew up on A-Team—I had a Mr. T doll and the works. That would so rock. Now if they could just bring back American Hero...

Posted by: Steven Klassen at January 14, 2008 12:33 PM

Thing is, Mr. T is still alive. How can anyone else play B. A. Baracus when Mr. T is still working?

Posted by: pauldwaite at January 14, 2008 12:53 PM

Always believe in The Rza. He's an American institution. Besides, I can't believe that it's gone sour for the Wu. I just can't...

Hip-hop A-Team? I love it. Gotta get this shit made.

Del as Murdock
Prince Paul as Hanibal
Aceyalone as Faceman
Ice Cube as BA

Not sure how Cube would mesh with the others but, he'd be a perfect BA.

Posted by: Mike at January 14, 2008 12:58 PM

I would hope there would be a part for Dr. Octagon/Kool Keith as a truck driver/mad scientist/physician.

Posted by: Mark at January 14, 2008 12:59 PM

Haha nice!

Great work as always Doc.

Peace from Stockholm

Posted by: E at January 14, 2008 1:24 PM

Del as Murdock (good call Mike)
Ice Cube as BA
Mos Def as Face
Chuck D as Hannibal

Let's hope John Singleton takes our suggestions.

Posted by: SR at January 14, 2008 2:28 PM

there allready is a hiphop ATEAM...abstract rude and aceyalone.......

Posted by: david g at January 14, 2008 5:12 PM

its not hip hop but c'mon Kimbo Slice would kill it as Mr.T. not only the look but his image is already made. ice cube,rick ross, maybe david banner,, theyd all do good too. .. i'd go with Eminem as Murdock too.

Posted by: robin613 at January 14, 2008 5:50 PM

I was thinking of David Banner.. (Kimbo is almost too perfect. When does he fight Tank Abbott?)

Posted by: Jay Smooth at January 14, 2008 5:56 PM

BA Baracus= freddie foxxx
Hannibal = will smith (heyy we're trying to make a move here!)
Murdock = 1st pick: dave chappelle but he's not a rapper so.......prince paul
Face Man = T.I

Posted by: charles at January 14, 2008 7:27 PM

Ha! The A-Team motion picture. It's surprising how long Hollywood producers have been getting financed to make throwback TV shows and even old movies into new films. It can't only be that people will drop ten dollars on it because it's a recognizable story.
Did anyone else ever think it was silly that no characters on The A-Team ever got murked?

Posted by: Jay B at January 15, 2008 12:44 AM

Yo ...

I got Em as Murdock
Cube got to get that role.. but 2nd choice Suge
let Dr Dre or Tim play Hannibal
and finally
LL got to play the Face Man... or maybe we mad at him so Jamie Fox

and aunty Viv to play the lady in distress

PS how come i cant get this as a podcast anymore... :(

Posted by: C. T. Ramsey at January 15, 2008 2:50 AM

Eminem - murdock
David Banner - BA
Kanye West - face
Dre or Jay Z - Hannibal

Posted by: Faifstarr at January 15, 2008 3:30 AM


ice cube! I thought this was gonna get a mention when I saw him in the story links. what's your take on this? I think it's ill.

Posted by: s at January 15, 2008 6:58 PM

Hannibal - KRS-1
Face - Tyrese
BA - David Banner
Murdock - Slim Shady

Posted by: Dave C. at January 15, 2008 11:58 PM

A minor note, in the UK swag is a term used in urban areas to mean bad, which makes the swag debate even more hilarious.

I enjoy all your post keep up the good work, it makes me sad when you don't post.

Posted by: Jambear at January 16, 2008 5:21 PM

Haha... Great metaphor for Soulja Boy and the Ohio Boyz (note: Can these modern snap rappers spell worth shit, it's like they're fucking five!) I actually checked out the latter's MySpace page only to find an incomprehensible video of what I believe was one of the members bragging about Soulja Boy leaving a comment on their page, I can assume this was prior to the aformentioned "swagger-jacking". It's really disgusting that these songs are now taken as something prized, something to be proud of. With various other IllDoctrine fans as my witness, if Soulja Boy wins the "Best Rap Song" Grammy award I will stop listening to or making hip-hop music.

Anyway my Hip-Hop A-Team plays out like this:
Hannibal - DJ Danger Mouse
Faceman - T.I.
B.A. - Like... Can we make Chamillionaire fat? Because I don't think he drinks....
Murdock - Curtis

Posted by: G-Harp The Producer at January 16, 2008 6:46 PM

Funny stuff! What kills me is how closely related the WU and Soulja Boy stories are. J is right most of us are not the target audience for him. I get so sick of arguing with heads about this. There is no argument. It's for another generation. There is no Hip Hop generation. Hip Hop is generational. Shit, I'm 35.

The Wu on the other hand really need to get over the petty shit. They are the one hip hop group that has the potential to be like the Rolling stones of hip hop. I can see them selling out shows when they're like 60. 8 Diagrams is a fucking brilliant record and some of RZA's best work in 10 years. In most artistic circles growth is a good thing, except of course in Hip Hop where everybody wants rookie year.

Posted by: businesstoolz at January 16, 2008 8:17 PM

little hater says you already summed up my a-team, cept i got mac dre instead of camron.. anyone else?? no?? ok..

Posted by: colin at January 16, 2008 10:13 PM

Hannibal: the RZA, for sure
Face: Mos Def
Murdock: Shawn J of Field Mob
B.A. Brother Ali (B.A. an albino? WTF?)

Posted by: J at January 26, 2008 4:36 PM

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