December 29, 2010

Happy New Year!

As we reach the end of yet another year, I want to thank each and every one of you two for sticking with the site, even when you complained about the direction things were going in.  I'll be the first one to say that there won't be much changing in 2011: however, I've been wanting to incorporate some stuff into the blog that didn't really pan out this year, so we'll see where that goes.

Regardless of what you may think, I do take time to look at each request, and I wish I could honor every single one.  To a point: I really really really don't want to listen to Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III right now.  But I've been slowly adding some of those requests to my mythical pile of shit to write-up (some of which I found in my crates that people don't think I really have), so please tune in during the new year to find out if I've chosen your favorites.

Here's a sneak peek: on January 1, I plan on running a write-up for the very album that I've been apparently avoiding for a while now, the one that kinda-sorta gave this blog its very name.  I think you two can figure out what I'm talking about.  Some of you may have been waiting for that one for quite some time, so make sure to check it out.  

After that post, however, I'm going to take a week or two off from posting, just so I can get some fucking rest.  This will also give you some time to catch up on some of my older stuff (especially my early, poorly-written reviews from 2007 that I've been trying to clean up) and to click on some of the Amazon links to order some shit and help out the site financially (hint, hint).

Enjoy the year-end festivities, try not to get too drunk, and we'll see you around the corner.  As always, if you have requests, feel free to leave a comment: if you wish to submit a Reader Review, hit me at the e-mail address in the sidebar.



  1. hahaha max you dont have crates

  2. Happy New Year, Max! Sorry if that was a tad too enthusiastic. Enjoy yourself a nice, well-earned break...

    Because I'm an impatient bastard though, I was just wondering if you'd be able to review some more of Rakim's stuff in the new year (i.e. "Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em" and "Don't Sweat The Technique"). Considering you stamped "The 18th Letter" Drink Coaster material and "Follow The Leader" only burn-worthy, I was wondering what you'd have to say on Rakim's other two opuses (opi?) with Eric B. You made the comment that you thought Rakim was the best rapper alive in your "Follow The Leader" write-up, so I just wondered if that fairly impressive epithet was given solely off the sheer strength of "Paid in Full" or did other tracks in Ra's catalogue play their part? Of course, I'd ask for reviews of the "The Master" and "The Seventh Seal", but I wouldn't willfully wish that much suffering on you, even if I do love "When I B On The Mic" intensely.

  3. nice work for the year, Max.
    could you review some more japanese DJ stuff, like more DJ Honda or some DJ Krush?

  4. Keep up the good work Max, can't wait for the "surprise album"!

  5. Happy new year HHID!!!

    BTW I second the Rakim request, Plz review Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em.

  6. how about public enemy , the best hip hop group ever behind gangstarr
    also maybe 3rd bass , masta ace , showbiz and ag , paris , main source , brand nubian , das efx , beatnuts , kool g rap , house of pain , bdp , lord finesse , mc shan.

  7. How about some more underground stuff like Copywrite, Vakill or Rhyme Asylum?

  8. Killuminati PLEASE

  9. Happy new year Max! Can't wait to see what 2011 brings to this place, gonna be a good time.

  10. Would love to see a review of Sean Price's "Monkey Barz."

  11. Yo! Nice work in the '10 for real...keep on ya grind.

  12. I second the Sean Price request

  13. A couple of those requests are actually scheduled to be on tap for the new year. Stay tuned to find out which.

    Thanks for reading!

  14. Max,
    Awesome site. I love reading the reviews and appreciate the time you put in.


  15. Well You already hit the Tribe's catalog, so I round out some request:

    Slum Village: Fantastic Vol. 1 & 2
    Bush Babees: Gravity
    Main Source: Breaking Atoms
    De La Soul: Stakes Is High
    Common: Like Water for Chocolate & Be
    Public Enemy: Nation of Millions & Fear of..

    To name just a few...

  16. Review whatever the hell you want, as long as it's as funny as the Supreme Clientele review.

  17. Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon II...

  18. Two requests.

    1. Stunt month where you review albums from artists you haven't covered yet on your blog, like Twista, 8ball & MJG, WC, etc. Might open up the scope of your audience, and it's always fun to discover new stuff.

    2. Stunt month where each week, you review albums from a different region - East Coast, West Coast, South, and Midwest. They all have their gems - including the unfairly maligned South.

  19. Not sure about any future stunt months, since they take up a lot of time that I don't have (this still isn't my day job). But I have a list of artists that I haven't yet gotten to for whatever reason, so hopefully 2011 will be the year for at least a few of them.

  20. Can you please review Howard Flosztello's mixtape: Anti-Gravity Effect.

  21. Some dead prez and Das EFX please!

  22. I think I've made my requests before pretty bold and clear but just in case you have forgotten or they will get overshadowed by a bunch of generic Kid Cudi type of requests I'll mention them here again:

    Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (c'mon Max, it's a top 10 hip-hop album - to me at least)
    Geto Boys
    Spice 1
    Compton's Most Wanted
    King Tee
    MC Eiht
    Public Enemy
    Run D.M.C.
    Big Daddy Kane
    Kool G Rap
    2 Live Crew