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hella money, on craigslist

Ever seen those kooks standing on large surfboards, paddling like it’s a goddam kayak? There are two fucking magazines dedicated to that sport, which is called Stand-Up Paddling, or SUP for short. You know who else has a magazine? ISIS.

Burgos “Pow Pow Pow” (2014)

Is this the first longboard in a rap video? Incidentally, this guy makes the sort of rap music that is the sonic equivalent of a longboard. 

A Mondegreen’s Timeline

1985: I am born in San Francisco, CA, along with a twin brother.

1994: I first hear Rappin 4-Tay’s “Playas Club” on KMEL.

1997: I first hear Master P’s “Make Em Say Uhh,” also probably on KMEL. I buy “Ghetto D” and listen to the song constantly. I always wonder who the guy answering the phone in the opening skit is, because it sounds like he’s calling himself — facetiously, I guessed — “Rappin Funk Tight.”

2004: I start a blog about Bay Area rap with my twin brother.

2012: I write an essay in a weekly magazine arguing that Rap Genius’s treatment of rap lyrics as data points undermines a more natural and enjoyable, but chaotic appreciation of the music, even if it is full of misunderstandings.

2014: Looking up the lyrics to “Make Em Say Uhh,” I land on Rap Genius and learn that Rappin 4-Tay is the guy who answers the phone on the intro to “Make Em Say Uhh” and he identifies himself, quite clearly, as Rappin 4-Tay; I feel such intense shame I am compelled to share it with the Internet.

matthewpalladino:

Keep an eye out for a review of my work in this months October Art Forum, in print now

matthewpalladino:

Keep an eye out for a review of my work in this months October Art Forum, in print now

Sort of proves my point about how bad the reporting on the skateboarding industry is.

Sort of proves my point about how bad the reporting on the skateboarding industry is.