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Greatness Hip-Hop

20 Classic Hip-Hop Songs for Casual Fans

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As a favor – one that you did not ask for – I’ve compiled a list of twenty songs that I think casual hip-hop fans should know.

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Hip-Hop Rap

From the Vault: “The Platinum Flop”

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“All you n—s that said that I turned pop, or The Firm flopped/Y’all are the reason that Dre ain’t been getting no sleep”

– Dr. Dre, “Forgot About Dre”

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Hip-Hop

Fat Joe f/Nas, Big Pun, Jadakiss & Raekwon – “John Blaze” {Original} [1998]

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This comes off a DJ Clue tape. For the album version, they switched up the beat and Nas spit a completely different verse. I prefer the original, which was only ever heard on mixtapes.

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Greatness MLB

Ken Griffey Jr. was God

 

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Larry Bird once said, “I think it’s just God disguised as Michael Jordan.”

I think God has more than one disguise, because the same could be said of Ken Griffey Jr.

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Enjoying Life Life Money

My Biggest Fear? Retirement

My parents are living the retirement dream. I fear I’ll never be able to do the same.

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Craft Beer

Infographic of the Proper Glass for Every Type of Beer

From Lifehacker (via Digg) comes this super handy guide to knowing what beer goes in what kind of glass. As a minor beer snob, I knew most of these, but there are so many beers and glasses to try to keep straight, it’s nice to have a quick cheat sheet [click to enlarge].

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Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Greatness Hip-Hop

Nas & The Notorious B.I.G. – What Could’ve Been

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Nas and The Notorious B.I.G. are two of the greatest rappers in history.

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Writing

The Problem with Pursuing Perfection

I made two big mistakes today.

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Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Documentaries NBA Sports

“Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals” [2010]

HBO Sports documentary on how the rivalry of Magic Johnson & Larry Bird shaped modern basketball and launched the modern NBA.

Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Films Greatness Movies

“Batman Begins” Teaser Trailer [2004]

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It’s hard to remember now, but back in 2004, superhero films were bright, colorful, and a bit silly.