Anonymous said: I recently digged up your post from 2011 about the best rapper alive and how that title is vacant. Could it be that Kendrick took the title? He made the audience adapt to his style and style of doing records, he had the streets, he's having the charts, and I see gkmc style albums and such dropping soon or A&R's telling rappers to make albums sounding like it etc. So Kendrick?
noahbenezra said: Are you going to speak on the Lord Jamar thing?
Why should I? Dude was the worst member of a rap group who released approximately one and a half great albums when I was in elementary school. I barely cared about what he had to say when he was making good music and I certainly don’t care about what he has to say twenty years later. It seems like the best course of action would be to let him wither away in obscurity while he clutches whatever ignorant and outdated beliefs he still holds deep in his heart or rectum but no the internet can never do that because it needs your outrage for fuel.
tinyhandsman said: 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.
thedesolategoonrides said: 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 said: 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.
2002ronnie said: 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!