I’m impressed with how DaVinci actually addresses the real problems facing the Fillmore’s black community: gentrification. So many other Fillmore rappers have run away from the fact that they can’t claim their turf is hard anymore — it’s NoPa! — by either lying (Big Rich), joining a gang that doesn’t actually operate in Northern California (Messy Marv),...
somanyshrimp: rapbacklash: Lately Phonte has been sanging way too much. Sanging is permissible if it is an Immortal Mo’Nique song about an angelic bitch dying of third stage Syph or if it is a multivalent reimagining of the cathartic chimera of Northern Soul. Sometimes the misspellings just serve to throw me & the inside jokes become almost incomprehensible to anyone not steeped in...
jacobogara asked: Sir, what are your thoughts on the whole Odd Future deal? Do you buy the hype, or do you think they're just a black version of ICP (then again, I suppose you could like ICP and not consider the comparison a bad thing! different strokes and all)?
It’s almost like a reality TV show– Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson, in this NYT article about state Dems’ life on the lam. What an awful way to describe anything.
N-Pire Da Great, The Jacka “G-Shit” ...
Apparently Biggie lifted the content and order of his “Ten Crack Commandments” from an issue of The Source. Strangely, the very same issue that Volleta Wallace is seen reading the “Juicy” video. Who will be the first rapper to be inspired by a blog listicle?
Severe Cold Relief and Thick N Creamy Macaroni and...
At some point in college, I bought the “Thick N Creamy” version of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Because, hey, what the fuck. “Cooking” it, I noticed that the sole difference between regular Kraft and its thicker, creamier variant is the amount of butter it calls for, on the side of the box. There is nothing intrinsically thicker or creamier about that pouch of dehydrated...
President Ulysses Grant could never have imagined, in his day, that a black man calling himself Tity Boi could record an ode to designer boots — or, rather, lipsynch and film a prerecorded song — on top of his grave. But that’s what makes America great, right?
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me...– Michel de Montaigne, the inventor of the essay. If only I could track down his quote defending the mind/body distinction by pointing out that sometimes you get a boner when you don’t want to.