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Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Library where the lies are buried


Word to lil Steph - let’s not romanticize the past. There were plenty of garbage groups who we thought were bring the Hip-Hop Apocalypse with them. And now we love Hammer, who would have thunk it?

Conscious Rappers are not very conscious. Ever listen to ‘De La Orgee”?

LL Cool J was Lil Wayne and look at James Todd now

There is no better editor than sands of the hourglass. Old school channels like The Rhyme 65 on XM Radio are dope because time has weeded out the wack Jay Z songs, the wack Tupac songs, the wack Too $hort, the wack Tribe and on and on. If all you heard were ‘Friend Or Foe’ and ‘Dead Presidents’ you would think Jay-Z is an absolute genius. Maybe a better example is KRS. Today I heard ‘The Bridge Is Over’ ‘My Philosophy’ and ‘I’m Still #1.’ The Hip-Hop Gospel album, the last Jive records and the Koch stuff was noticeably absent so of course he looks like the champ that he is.

Turn on The City and you have to suffer through every saccharine pop tune to get to something good like ‘Entourage’ or that Lloyd song I said I liked or the occasional Kanye joint

Then people like me write the history books and I’ll have you believe in 1992 Hip-Hop was the proverbial land of milk and honey that you whippersnappers are f****ing up. Good old revisionist history – gotta love it.

The history books will also say I had a handle like Hot Sauce, hops like Amare, was diesel like Dwight Howard, and a left hand like Kobe. All true, by the way.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

LL was Lil Wayne?? Even in his youth, LL was way ahead of Lil Wayne.

I'm a firm believer that nothing today can see hip hop from 88 to about 97. Instead of getting better, mcs have gotten worse from 97 on, and yes, 92 was not only one of my favorite years in hip hop, but it was a monumental year. The sound changed in 91-92 (Tribe, Diamond D, Brand Nubian, Pete & Cl).

May 07, 2007 9:42 AM

 

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