December 14, 2018

RandoMax Radio Episode #2! Also, Some Brief Site Notes

Hello! I have a couple of site updates to discuss, but first, let's focus on the side hustle.

December 11, 2018

Soundtrack Soundcheck: Mobb Deep

This was not supposed to be an annual feature on the site, but I guess I did get kind of distracted with all of those other reviews this year. Ah well, anyway, today we’re going to talk about some songs Mobb Deep handed over to the soundtrack gods for financial gain.

December 4, 2018

Look, Max Just Wrote 30+ Album Reviews in a Row, Let Him Follow Up With XXL's Freshman Class of 2012 If He Wants (Part VII)

Seven years into this series, I’m running out of ways to introduce the newest entry, so allow me to briefly dip into my past to straight-up infringe upon my own copyright:

“Ever since I made the horrible decision to maintain a 7-Up-esque series following the rappers chosen for [the XXL Freshman Class] in 2012, keeping tabs on each of the ten artists and their respective careers since gracing the magazine’s cover, I’ve found myself struggling to both (a) still care, in most cases, and (b) find music representative of the growth one would assume each man (and one woman) had undertaken in order to organically prolong their professional lifespans.”

November 30, 2018

Bonus Post #8

Okay, I lied, I have one.

2Pac - R U Still Down? (Remember Me) (November 25, 1997)



I can see the finish line from here, so before we get into the final post of this dumbass stunt-slash-naked attempt to gain page views, let’s take a breather and reflect on everything we’ve read thus far.

November 29, 2018

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (April 21, 1992)

In honor of the new book from Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz, Beastie Boys Book, today’s post will get back to the discography of the third rap group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, New York City's very own Beastie Boys. I haven’t had a chance to read the book as of yet, but based on the group’s videos, musical output, and all of the general bullshit they managed to do during their tenure prior to disbanding in 2012 after band member Adam “MCA” Yauch passed away, it has to be well worth reading.