I know that people love their sneakers, but pulling an R. Kelly
at Value City is just above and beyond.
In Case You Were Wondering
You know, I finally listened to the whole Black Album after hearing bits and pieces I liked, and I really wasn't impressed by the album as a whole. I'm reminded of my response by my extremely belated discovery that "Through The Wire" is by Kanye West, another big name whose College Dropout album I haven't listened to all the way through or I'd have known long ago that he was responsible for that really shitty tune that I've always turned off before it got very far. To be perfectly frank, I thought it was Mase and not just because he's name checked in the lyrics, but because it had that same slack ass approach to hip hop that I associate with Mase. The more I hear from Kanye West, the less interested I am in his abilities as an mc. In case you were wondering.
Don't Call It A Comeback
I really should have said semi-retirement rather than retirement with the provision that I could return at any time but that I'm also capable of never coming back. However, returning occasionally is the most likely outcome. Not only do I want to say something about those review copies on which I've slept, I also want to be able to tell you about things like this NPR piece on LA's Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra
Hip Hop Logic to Face Retirement
I hate to say it, but this blog will be going into retirement soon. I'm so busy at ProHipHop
and I'm so committed to making it happen that I have to let some good things go. More soon on what's up as soon as I get a longer moment.