Frontin has been around since...well ever. Sad thing is almost everyone does it. Some more than others tho. (AJ why are you talkin about shit that everybody knows about? You think you're so smart? THIS ISN'T NEW!!) Check this tho. People wanna belong to something and be respected SOOOOO BAD they'll look up just enough information on the topic to fool the average less informed person. Alot of people nowadays say "I ONLY FUCK WITH THAT OLD SCHOOL WEST COAST SHIT! TU PAC, DRE, SNOOP AND THE 90'S CALI IS HOW I ROLL." And the best of these types can name you alot of their old mainstream hits along with some unknown bangers. HOWEVER. Get them in the arena with a hardcore music head like me and ill say something like "Ok...you know that TUPAC was born in Harlem right? And he got started as a roadie for Digital Underground...an east coast - hipvibe - party group. Don't believe me?
Your "Hardcore Gangsta Rapper" was a positive vibe MC...the same shit you turn off when you hear. Sounds like you're frontin trying to be tough for respect and bitches if you ask me..." I hate when people say "I ONLY listen to west coast" cause that just shows how little they really know. They make the rest up with how confident they claim their "facts" and how affirmative (positive in what they say) they appear to be. To get fooled people. If you are really interested in something do research and LOOK IT UP YOURSELF and don't be satisfied until you get the answer you want. Don't settle for bullshit just because that's all there seems to be. GET WHAT YOU WANT. DONT STOP!
Moral of the story: If you're not an expert on something but you have an interest in it, be humbled by your ignorance and let the lack of what you know feed your fire to learn more...cause I can tell you from experience there's very few feeling that are less shameful then thinking you're the hot shit at something then getting put in your place by someone less merciful in front of an audience.
I love all yall and wish you all the best. On the real every one of you is in my prayers. Imma let the Tribe take me out now...