Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bad Meaning Bad

There are a lot of sites out there promoting every single newly released hip-hop song, and frankly, we are BORED TO DEATH with searching through your massive archive of garbage to find one true gem. Why is hip-hop that is so incredibly bad so saturated and prevalent, while everything that is good so few and far between? Is hip-hop getting worse, or are there just too many bloggers peddling junk now?

Let's ask the experts:


• Jeff Weiss explains why the essence of timelessness as an MC is to be consistently good, not "great." This is the most on-point article I have read in possibly forever.

• Dallas Penn develops an actual
mathematical formula to determine how stupid a given hip-hop song is. Then he matches them up to good tracks in a syllabic face off.

• OhWord reviews albums they have never heard before, successfully proving that most hip-hop is completely predictable.

• Juan Epstein drops hour-long podcasts to educated those who would rather listen than read (i.e. the majority of hip-hop fans). 25 episodes strong so don't sleep on the RSS.

2 comments:

RP said...

Phenomenal post my G.

Oh Word needs to get with Juvie and get it right and keep it right.

Dukes said...

Thanks mang. Soon enough.

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