Controversial blogger Byron Crawford has announced today that he was “fired” from the XXL website. Gaining notoriety as an irreverent writer who would get into all types of verbal beef with Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Bun B, Crawford performed the miraculous feat of writing almost daily for the site since 2006. And I’m not talking the kind of aggregate content gathering we’ve all come to call blogging.
Near brilliant in his writing but understood by few, Crawford’s most recent controversy was his panning of the group Odd Future and what he perceived was the overblown amount of hype they were receiving, causing OF frontman Tyler The Creator to attack XXL verbally via Twitter which resulted in XXL deleting the post from their site.
Few people get Crawford’s humor, me being one of them. That being said, it will be interesting to see where he’ll end up after such a glorious and infamous run.
To read Crawford’s work, please visit his site ByronCrawford.com