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Cormega has out done himself once again. His new album ‘Mega Philosophy’ shows his full progression as an artist. The album is front to back heat, concise with no filler. His verses are as on point as ever, and the beats, all produced by the legendary Large Professor, are the head noddin, boom bap, true school street joints Cormega tends to shine on most. He has matured beyond his previous street hustler raps, but is still just as effective. Even when he rapped more about the streets, his biggest appeal was how real he was. Though he has grown more worldly and wise, he is still just as real, and proves why he is one of the best lyricists in the game today.
I have exactly this. A little more time worn, but still got it. This was the first movie that really made me obsessed with cinema. I think it was also the first time I really paid attention to who the writer/director of a film was. My dad took me to see it in theaters when I was about 11, I remember people walking out of the theater during the first scene. It was so twisted and different, I was enthralled. Still one of my top 5 favorites.
25 Years ago today, the Beastie Boys released their masterpiece, Paul’s Boutique. With the cut and paste sample-heavy production helmed by the Dust Brothers, this album is their Tortoise and the Hare project that emerged as their genius, critical favorite as time passed on. Not widely accepted as a worthy follow up to License to Ill when it was first released, it is now considered a classic. By far one of my favorite albums, Paul’s Boutique is a game changer in music, and even today sounds sonically and creatively boundary pushing as ever. RIP Adam Yauch.
Bummed to hear this guy passed. Pretty much the father of the Roots, he was their manager, producer, A&R, engineer, etc etc since their inception (when Questo and Thought were just teens). Plus he contributed to their liner notes, lent his voice to the albums at times, and most recently provided interludes throughout Questlove’s book. I had no idea he was sick. RIP man, and thanks for bringing such a legendary group to the forefront.
I hate that people in marketing are now my age and younger. I’m sure back in the 80s commercials would reference Luther Vandross or Dallas, but just now I saw a Dr. Pepper/Taco Bell ad that said “pour up…drank”. Shut up. Quit trying to sell me crap with pop culture references like you’re some goober ass uncle trying to be hip at the family party.
Just finished rewatching all of the Wire. I stand by my claim that it is one of the most important television shows, period. If you haven’t seen it and think it’s just some cop show, you are greatly underestimating it. Not only does it work on a level of examining our educational, police, political, journalistic, trade, and street systems; but it is also an amazing example of prime modern day story telling, dialogue, and character development. Watch it if you haven’t yet.