News: Charles Hamilton Emerges From Shadows, "I Run The Web" [Video]

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009 10:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

After months of silence, rap newcomer Charles Hamilton has released a "comeback" trailer professing his return to hip-hop despite past issues with critics and reports that he had been dropped from Interscope Records.

Seen going to a billboard and spray painting, 'Charles Hamilton Is Back,' the rapper's near-two minute teaser clip also features vocals from the emcee.

"All rise for the Hamilton anthem, critics that can't stand him, triggers that can't blam him," Hamilton raps. "Executives that can't ban him/The one pair of Vans that not one man can stand in/The one that drops ill product every time/Not luck, I drop such a deadly rhyme -- The one that never pulls punches but accepts 'em/From a vet or a chick that I was sexing/And I'm still the big brother on the block/Still a lover and still the color of a twat/Was that rude? Another word, fox/Lousiville slugger, love me or not/I run the web like back slash, 'h' double 't--'p' colon/Kiss my black a**...Charles Hamilton is back, Charles Hamilton is back." (Vimeo)

While a confirmation from Hamilton has yet to emerge, an online report announced his departure from Interscope last September.

Remember Charles Hamilton? No? Well, before going into recluse this summer, Dukie was signed to the house that Shady built. But according to our political connects, he received a pink slip a few days ago. Looks like it's game over. (Rap Radar)

During his time on the label, Hamilton received negative attention after sparking a short-lived rap beef with Soulja Boy, dissing the emcee for his image .

"Gotta couple cartoon characters, you know, got my name in their mouth -- the boy about to start crying in the interview," Soulja Boy said in a video, with a laugh last year. "This just not goes out to Charles Hamilton, the Sonic Man, this not him, this goes out to all the rappers out there man...I'd rather take the positive route and not get into beef...It's not my fault -- that whatever you got going on ain't going right, you know what I'm saying? You gonna have to go back to the drawing board, ya feel me, grab the magic marker, 'X' out the Sonic and you might wanna just f*ck with Mario." (YouTube)

Fellow rap newcomer B.o.B. recently offered the emcee some career tips in light of his recent struggles.

"You know, he actually gave some good advice on ['Change Gon' Come]," B.o.B. said about their past collaboration. "He was like, 'How do you change what was written/Don't pull into mind what they mention,' and I would tell him that. I would just tell him to continue to be positive because positivity can override anything -- even the worse sh*t that happened -- even death. You know positivity is positive. You could make positive out of anything. Actually, when you think about the type of inspiration it takes to make a song, he's in a great position. Because as an artist, when everything is going great, then you're just on cruises, and you're on vacation, and you don't want to make a song. You just want to relax. It's always when something bad happens, that's when you're inspired. I definitely wouldn't be surprised to see Charles Hamilton coming out bangin'. [laughs]" (Hip Hop Game)

Check out the "Charles Hamilton Is Back" trailer below:

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