The Rakim concert recap is in the works, so chill. I'm trying to get it just right. In the mean time, enjoy the pictures I took of Rakim as he was standing six inches away from me. I'm also cooking up my top 10 albums of 2006. It's going to be a barn burner, so stay tuned for that. Now it's time to fire off a quick wtf over Time magazine's top 100 albums of all time, which was broken down by decade. How in the world is Eminem on this list and not Tupac? Secondly, I'm sick of College Dropout getting classic status when it doesn’t deserve it. Third, Kid A is good, not great. It's just another example of hype pushing an album to classic status. Finally, Hole should not be on this list. And where in the world is the WU?????
Here's a link to the list.
On a more somber and angry note, Papoose, has a new song floating around called 50 shots, a response to the police shooting in Queens last week. The song is surprisingly good as well as painstakingly accurate and detailed considering its quick turnaround time. I saw Papoose open up for Ghostface and Slick Rick earlier in the year and I liked what he brought to the table. He's a raw and lyrically driven artist, which made it challenging for an audience that wasn’t completely familiar with his material. That being said, he won everyone over rather quickly, and delivered a couple of “oh shit” verses. Download 50 shots now...
Papoose live @ Nokia Theatre 4/22/06