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Hip Hop is Dead, Take 4,080

It’s been dead for fifteen years, right? I was chatting with a friend a mine a few weeks back, a record head and beat maker, and he assured me that hip hop is alive and well.

This drooling review of Jay Z’s new book by Michiko Kakutani in the Times did nothing to restore my faith, however.

Wonder if Jay writes about this:

Okay, here’s early Jay that was actually slammin.’


1 The Hawk   ~  Nov 23, 2010 12:15 pm

Come on cut him some slack!

2 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 23, 2010 12:37 pm


It's not Jay so much as that blow job of a review. But I'm talking shit cause I haven't even seen the book.

3 Raf   ~  Nov 23, 2010 1:37 pm

No matter what Jay does, he'll never be able to live down "Hawaiian Sophie," nor will Nas let him :-)

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 23, 2010 2:00 pm

36 in a karate class

5 vockins   ~  Nov 23, 2010 2:30 pm
6 The Hawk   ~  Nov 23, 2010 5:24 pm

Another thing: Mainstream rap might be dead or close to dead, but there is still a vibrant second tier that I get a lot out of.

7 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 23, 2010 5:47 pm

[5] or: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFHkNRjSVpA

L really is the best that never was

8 Boatzilla   ~  Nov 23, 2010 8:31 pm

[2] Can't wait to read it. She usually pretty harsh. Nobody rips a tome like Michiko-chan. Although she gushed about "Life" too. Maybe she's gettin' soft in her old age.

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