April 16, 2009

Diversionary Tactics: Three Things

Three things:

- Hip Hop Connection, the magazine that briefly featured Hip Hop Isn't Dead in their 2008 Blog World Cup, is starting up a digital magazine, one that has actually been up since yesterday, but better late than never. Be sure to check them out when you get the chance.

- I'm extremely disappointed with Eminem's "We Made You". (I haven't even bothered with the video, so please don't ask.) It would be one thing if his song actually discussed the idea of celebrities only being famous because we as a viewing public choose to pay attention to them, but instead, Marshall turns the shit into a typical first single, referencing multiple celebrities that will probably barely acknowledge his existence. (Ellen DeGeneres? Really?) The funny thing is, this isn't even the first single: has everyone already forgotten that "Crack A Bottle" shit? Relapse is 0 for 2 in my book: hopefully his rumored DJ Premier-produced track will be worth the price of admission. But I doubt it.

- Readers who are so inclined still have until April 18 to submit a Reader Review. The selections I've gotten so far are pretty interesting, but you still have a couple of days to top them. Hit me at the e-mail addy on the right if you have something to tell the other two readers.



  1. Completely agree with your "We Made You" stance. It's arguably the worst song M&M has ever done (although Ass Like That is up there...) I wish he'd go back to the good old days when he and Royce murdered tracks together. Btw the video is very funny though and what I heard Crack a Bottle isnt on the Album but (wait for it) actually a bonus track on BISD! Now if that aint sad Mr. Jackson the I dont know what is...

  2. Cant wait to see the reader reviews..
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  3. "We Made You" is horrible, although the video, admittedly, does help out the song (but not by that much!). Also, Eminem has recently been quoted thanking Lil Wayne for making sure the quality of today's hip-hop didn't deteriorate in his (Eminem's) absence. "Relapse" better be great if Em is going to, essentially, put out a double album.

  4. Eminem is a sell out technically. sure all of his albums besides encore ended up being good but his first singles are always soo corny.. what pisses me off the most is that he critisizes pop stars for being pop (which is their job) when hes a "hardcore rapper" doing pop shit