“Got me behind the pot again” The odds were stacked against him.
“Soon as I hold a pen I co-defend the sickest MCs” August 11, 2009. I walked into the FYE in the Gallery at Market East in Philly and headed straight for the new releases section. I had already gone digital with my iPod Classic but a new album dropped that day and I wanted an actual physicalContinue reading “A Decade of Slaughterhouse”
I am old enough to remember a time before everything was readily available at all times.
It’s no secret that I’m a Wu-Tang Clan superfan. I know obscure trivia about the group. I have their logo on my coffee mug. I own old issues of The Source and XXL with the group on the cover. I also own items like the “Protect Ya Neck” cassette single, the “C.R.E.A.M.” single on vinyl, andContinue reading “The Most Unique Book in History: Ghostface Killah’s “The World According to Pretty Toney””
Dear iPod Classic, You’re lying next to me as I type this, but it’s easier for me to write what I feel than it is to say it to you. I just wanted to let you know that I value and appreciate you. You have now been by my side for a decade and althoughContinue reading “To My iPod”
I have a confession to make: I didn’t love Enter the Wu-Tang [36 Chambers] the first time I heard it. Actually, I kinda sorta didn’t even like it. I know that’s like the Pope saying he didn’t dig the Bible the first time he read it, but it’s true.
It seems everyone is now listening to streaming services. From Spotify to Pandora to Tidal to Beats 1 Radio, there are plenty of options.
“Reunited, double LP, world excited” It wasn’t just an album release. It was an event.
An open letter to all those that review and analyze films, music, TV, and books Dear Critics,
In 1999, as the world was prepping for Y2K, another, less heralded innovation in the world of computers was about to change the music business: “Napster launched in 1999, and over the next three years tens of millions of music fans eagerly (and by today’s standards, incredibly slowly) downloaded oft-mistagged, low-bitrate mp3 versions of newContinue reading “1999: The Year Hip-Hop Sprang a Leak”