February 12, 2010

HHID Turns 3: I Can Now Dress Myself

So, yeah, the blog has been around for three years today.

I can barely believe it myself. But I hope that at least a couple of you have discovered something new to listen to that you actually like.

I'm going to take a few days off to gather my thoughts. When I return, I'd like the reviews to come back at full force (as I blatantly drop hints to those who wish to contribute Reader Reviews), but until then, drop me a line to let me know what albums you want to see reviews for, or what you want to see more of on the blog in general.

Thanks for all of the comments so far, and hopefully I won't let you two down in the future.



  1. Congrats on the Three-year-versery!!! I have a inkling to see some reviews on such items as Slum Village Fantastic Vol. 2, N.E.R.D. In Search Of.., Common's Like Water For Chocolate, and other albums that are not coming to mind.

  2. Id like to see you review Guilty Simpsons debut Ode To The Ghetto (and when it comes out O.J. Simpson). And Id like to see Cam's discography reviewed (the album get better as he finds his niche). And congrats on 3 years, I enjoy reading your reviews.

  3. Without this blog I'd never have been audience to the dopeness of Redman's Muddy Waters. God bless you, good sir!

  4. P.S. will ever review L.A.X.?

  5. Congrats, Max! Here's to many more.. *Pours a shot of Patron Silver, or whatever your poison is*

  6. Well Max, you already know how much material you have from me.

    Maybe you can just make me a permanent guest blogger so I can pick up some of the slack (i.e. you can just keep posting my shit on the reg)

    Me and my boy are gonna be putting up a site soon, I'll keep sending you my reviews but I'll probly put up the Missing Links and some other shit on my site, n I'll link to you for the reviews when I post.

  7. Lil' VenkiFebruary 12, 2010

    Awesome Max. Congrats on the 3 yrs.

  8. Slum village. I'm pretty sure I already said this like a year ago, I'm disappointed.

  9. i want some MF DOOM reviews max and Labor Days by Aesop Rock wouldn't be bad either, anyways good blog keep up the good work!

  10. cool

    please review a kid cudi album or the mixtape next

  11. Happy anniversary, HHID. This is still a great blog and I'm even thinking about submitting a reader review or two sometime in the future. To think, it all started with Jay-Z's "Reasonable Doubt". An album I still believe was technically groundbreaking but stops short of classic status because of it's redundant subject matter. I'd like to see more gut reaction posts for new releases but hey, just because record labels are wasting money on crap doesn't mean we have to waste money buying it. Peace.

  12. The Nimble GuruFebruary 12, 2010


    I'm usually part of the silent majority here, but it is a genuinely GREAT blog. Almost essential, even. Keep up the good work.

  13. Been following your blog for a minute, best reviews on the net.

    One suggestion though- review some new releases, like the new Freeway/Jake one joint.

    Peace and thanks for the reads.

  14. I'm glad to say I've been reading this blog for the last three years. Keep it up homie.

    PS: More reviews of unsigned acts please.

  15. not sure if my comment will appear, so once again (sorry):
    I 've got a lot of useful info from your reviews - I love it when you mention unreleased songs and album versions from the artists you review. and of course I got a lot of fun out your work! Highly appreciated!
    Please do more reviews on Busta Rhymes, UGK (Super Tight, Ridin Dirty) and Cam'ron (Purple Haze & Crime Pays!).
    And I would love to read your view on Ice-T's, MC Eiht's/CMW's and Scarface's classic albums!

  16. That was an AMAZING review

  17. Congratulations Max, and here's to 3 more years (at least)

  18. I would love to see a review regarding Jeezy's TM101, Drake's So Far Gone, And Wale's Debut Attention Deficit.

  19. the most felonious vocalist in the wide world of showbusinessFebruary 12, 2010

    Back from oblivion to wish your blog a Happy Birthday. It's come a long way; your sidebar is thorough in every borough, you've got stooges to do the reviews for you and haters all around the globe. You're in the pantheon.

  20. I want to see Kid Cudi: man on the moon the end of day,

    that would be amazing.

  21. These albums:
    Non Phixion - The Future Is Now
    Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
    El-P - I'll Sleep When You Are Dead
    Guru - Jazzmatazz, Vol.1
    Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Live And Let Die

  22. Large up HHID,blessed tri-anniversary. We had thought that a host of mad rappers led by one Golden Arms would have found you and fucked you up a long time ago, clearly our peoples are a bit more mature than we give them credit for...or you're writing from a secure bunker somewhere underground and hedz can't find you ...i'd love to see you do this shit live on camera, web show kina vibe...i'm still pissed that you get to P-U and reviewed 2 PUff daddy albums but no PUblic enemy, that is fucked up...and again is there any space for when hip hop meets dance hall/reggae? how bout' a shinehead review or am i out here by myself waving that flag?
    The last three years have been very entertaining, keep doing your thing man.

  23. Country LifeFebruary 13, 2010

    Niceness, i was tryna find a leak for this dude Kayo dude whos spose to be hotness and workign with Cudi's producer/manager Emile, but all i got was this link of Kayos stuff. http://movingthecrowd.blogspot.com/2010/02/kayo-retrivenge.html

  24. sup max i really enjoy your reviews.
    I have some suggestions on reviews
    1. E.S.G - Ocean of Funk
    2. Nice and smooth - Aint a damn thing Changed
    3.Da Youngsta's - Somethin 4 Da youngsta's
    4. Kool G rap - 4,5,6
    5. Lord Finesse - return of the Funky man


  25. The fact you haven't reviewed any of Blu's material is saddening to me.

    But no, thanks to you I've found some of the best music in my libary over the past year. You're now the first site I go to when I get on the computer to see if there's anything new or I just scroll through the artists and read some reviews.

    I want more Talib Kweli on this blog, maybe actually have a review for Reflection Eternal instead of the link to their new song?

    Other then that...not much. You get dope recomendations and review the funniest albums, the worst albums, the best albums and everything inbetween. Keep up the good work, I hope to keep reading for another 3 years.

  26. 3 years and no Lord Finesse..?

  27. Oh yes, to continue Kool G Rap reviews is necessary.
    I feel like Max reviews of Geto Boys albums would be epic.

  28. cypress hill/busta rhymes/la coka nostra/the game's l.a.x. would also be appreciated.. great blog Max...sometimes i just can't stop laughing reading this...you're da man as nas would say..

  29. congratulations max! this is one of my favorite websites. my hip hop knowledge has increased significantly since i came accross your blog. thanks!

  30. i would like to see a joel ortiz review!

  31. Congratulations Max , nice one !!

    I wouldn't mind seeing a review of Ice T's " O.G.-Original Gangster" album and the Public Enemy classic albums , those are the ones I started with back in the day and that got me hooked on HipHop

    Curious what you would say about those


  32. Congrats man, wud neva have sought Rae's Linx part II. Review Naughty and MC Lyte.

  33. Project Polariod!

  34. I like this blog and all. Plus I have already submitted a review for one of the albums that has been mentioned in the comments. But I think to make it a better source, it needs to be less east coast dickriding and more-hip-hop-from-all-locations.

  35. Congratulations!
    Now, let's go back to the real talk...
    If you wanna save your blog from pop-rap shit you have been posting, i've got some suggestions...
    So here they come:
    -» Onyx (Bacdafucup, All We Gut Iz Us)
    -» Rasco (Time Waits For No Man)
    -» Cali Agents (How The West Was One)
    -» Flatlinerz (USA)
    -» Nine (Nine Livez, Cloud Nine)
    -» Lords Of The Underground (Here Come The Lords)
    -» House Of Pain (House Of Pain, Same As It Ever Was)
    -» Krs-One (Return Of Da Boom Bap, Krs-One)
    -» Fu-Schnickens (Nevous Breakdown)
    -» Al' Tariq (God Connections)
    -» Kool G Rap (Live & Let Die, 4,5,6)
    -» Mc Ren (Shock Of The Hour, Da Villain In Black, Ruthless For Life)
    -» Bone Thugs (Creepin On Ah Come Up, E1999 Eternal, The Art Of War)
    -» Lord Finesse (The Awakening)
    » Shyheim (Shyheim aka The Rugged Child, The Lost Generation)
    -» Reks (Along Came The Chosen, Grey Hairs)
    -» Das EFX (Straight Up Sewaside)
    -» Mic Geronimo (The Natural)
    That's all for now...i'll talk to you later

  36. To Long-List Anonymous:

    Most of the albums you suggest are from the 90’s. Looking at old shit is fine, but let’s see some reviews of newer shit (at least albums from the last decade). That way I know what to cop.

    Get with it. Stop living in the past.

    Nice Blog.

  37. From "long-list anonymous" to "no list anonymous":

    I'm not living in the past, clown. Everybody knows that old school is way better than new school, just because nowadays half of this cats are wack. The lyrics are wack, the «lady gaga» beats they use are wack...
    But if you want new shit (from the last decade), i can give you.
    Here they come:
    -» Reks (i mentioned earlier (the same albums))
    -» Scarface (The Last Of A Dying Breed)
    -» Group Home (A Tear For The Ghetto)
    -» Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek (Reflection Eternal)
    -» Sticky Fingaz (Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones)
    -» Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala (Deltron 3030)
    -» Akinyele (Anakonda)
    -» Gang Starr (The Ownerz)
    -» Blue Sky Black Death presents: the Holocaust
    -» Sean Price (Monkey Barz)

    I think thats enough.
    And Max, i never thought this blog sucks.
    You just need to cut the bullshit.

    Long-List Anonymous ;)

  38. To my friend, Long-List Anonymous:

    Now you are Double-Long-List Anonymous.

    Your BFF 4ever,
    No List Anonymous

    P.S. You've got good taste in music.

  39. Fuck new school, there are some good stuff but I could live with no new school in existence.

    Stick to the golden age stuff because THOSE albums are 10 times more worthy your money than anything that's dropping these days (included the good stuff).

  40. Max reviewing 50 Cent's albums should also be epic. From Power of the Dollar to BISD.

  41. Dear Somebody,

    Sticking with "golden age stuff" = hip hop is dead.

    No List Anonymous

  42. Look at all the controversy.

  43. The Nimble GuruFebruary 24, 2010

    I'd just like to echo the calls for Gang Starr's 'The Ownerz' to be reviewed.

  44. Controversy <3

    Dear No List Anonymous - if you were to be gone with one of the hip-hop eras which one would you remove? New or old school? I'd sure as hell without hesitation assault the former in addition to ordering it to be gone.

    No one would of course want to be gone with any hip hop eras, but we say if you were forced to remove one of them.

    That'll be interesting.

  45. No-List AnonymousFebruary 25, 2010

    To no list anonymous

    What kind of rap do you listen?
    From all comments you posted, i would say Lil Wayne is your favourite rapper.

    It only shows how you are a dumbass.
    Hip Hop isn't dead yet, just because there are still real mc's.

    Ignorant pop-rap fan

  46. Double-Long-List Anonymous,

    I love Lil Wayne and I love you.

    Yours 4Ever,
    No List Anonymous

  47. congrats. I have argued MAAAANY times with your shitty taste, and have discovered tons of good shit (and REdiscovered) thanks to your impeccable opinions. I love to hate you and hate to love you. I look forward to more opinions and more music. You could do a gut reaction to the original ripgut: Brotha Lynch Hung.