Young Cee-Lo via Cee-Lo.
tinyhandsman asked: you seem to get angry when other people like things
This is such a ridiculous misread of what I do that it makes me want to quit forever. But I get it. I’m dealing with people who have been taught to define themselves by the things they consume. So they interpret any dismissal of something that they’ve enjoyed as a personal attack. And if you think someone is attacking you then yes the natural conclusion would be that this person is angry. At you. For liking something. I can assure you that this not the case. Your taste in things does not define your person and I almost certainly do not care about either.
talibanzy asked: Can you quit bitching and post some of that good rap music?
Sage The Gemini - “Bring Hyphy Back” (Internet, 2012)
I wrote quite a few words about Hyphy and Post-Hyphy and Pre-Hyphy and Middle-Hyphy and Quasi-Hyphy and Demi-Hyphy for this Sage The Gemini/Iamsu/HBK piece over at Spin.
Sage’s album Remember Me is out today.
thedesolategoonrides asked: You've shown your dislike of Schoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" before, but whats your opinion on his work the years between it and "Habits & Contradictions"? I personally like that album alot and the early Oxymoron singles.
That’s odd that you would say I’ve “shown” my dislike of Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron because I don’t actually dislike Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron. I don’t like Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron, but I don’t dislike it either. I feel no type of way about that record whatsoever.
raptoravatar asked: I was going to take the 'stoners/nerds/indie bros/npr listeners' thing as a shot until I remembered that you're on TSOYA sometimes (the one on 'go to jail'/'hive' is real good) and that both of your blogs are named after weed references.
Take it however the fuck you want to take it. If the worst thing a stoner/nerd/indie bro/npr listener has to face today is someone on the internet suggesting that they are not of the audience that would benefit the most from Killer Mike’s music then they’re probably still doing pretty alright.
Both of my blogs are named after rap references. I don’t do any drugs.
bbbullseye asked: Has anything ever landed in your inbox, unsolicited, that you were able to roll with, without first encountering it someplace else?
No, not really.
2002ronnie asked: what is your problem with killer mike's new music? you don't seem enthusiastic at all about r.a.p. music and run the jewels.
I definitely don’t have a problem with Killer Mike’s new music but you’re right to say that I’m not especially enthusiastic about it. I mean his linking with El-P has clearly been a great move for both of them. It’s given a boost to their careers in a way that is rare for any rappers in their age bracket and they both seem to love the work they’ve been doing together. I’m genuinely happy for them as human beings - they are talented artists and probably good people and unquestionably positive forces in hip-hop, they deserve to be successful and content - and the music is very good too!
laviiish asked: casino left out of move that dope video, his second snub after karate chop. is future not his brother's keeper?
I met Future at a listening session a few weeks ago and asked him about this. It turns out Casino wasn’t supposed to be on either of these records initially but he went rogue and snuck his vocals onto Future’s Pro Tools sessions. Future then found the verses when it was time to send them out to be mastered and decided to leave them on the street versions as a way to boost his brother’s profile. He assured me that Casino’s “Move That Dope” verse will appear on the album.
I like Casino. “All I do is sell dreams” is one of the realest and truest things any rapper has said in a long time. I could easily see him surprising people and growing into the Waka to Future’s Gucci.
ct5holy asked: true or false? 1) zaytoven is doing interesting and weird things with the some of the beats he's giving migos, namely 'versace' and 'peek a boo', including using sounds and techniques that would not be out of place on early-to-mid 90s electronic albums | 2) migos are the only guys that can rap over those kinds of beats | 3) migos' contribution to these songs could be thought of as more percussive than communicative when it comes to the actual words they use
a) False. Zaytoven is very talented but he has basically just been making minor variations on the same beat for years now. I guess the Migos shit is a little tighter and a little faster. That’s interesting but it’s not weird.