October 27, 2011

Hey, look! A new post!


So here's what actually happened:

Midway through September, I contracted food poisoning or some other ridiculous shit, which meant that I became much more focused on the toilet in my bathroom (as opposed to the one in my foyer?) and not so much concerned with listening to music of any sort.  When that passed, I tried to get back into the groove of writing, but I found it ridiculously fucking easy to walk away from the site for a bit.

So I had planned on running some Reader Reviews in October, just so I could have some sort of content justifying the continued existence of this URL.  But that didn't really work out either: I found it impossible to find the time to edit those things down while trying to work at my non-writing day job and generally enjoying life.  Which sucks, because I told some of the contributors that I had planned on running their reviews soon.  Oops! Please accept this sentence as a formal apology for my laziness.

Now obviously, the blog isn't actually dead, because how absurd would it be to end a site such as mine with a review of the debut album of fucking Shyheim?  I'm not exactly sure just how much longer it's going to last with this every-other-day posting schedule, either: not to knock the other sites you probably frequent, but writing all of these reviews takes a hell of a lot more time than, say, posting an artist's latest mp3.  So I'm going to see where this takes us, and I thank all of you two for sticking with the site even after I posted a ridiculous bit of clip art.  (My favorite response was from the anonymous commenter who channeled David Caruso from CSI: Miami.)

So here's what we're going to try.  November will be devoted to one specific theme, which I don't plan on revealing right now, but it will become obscenely obvious by the third post, if not the second.  Here's the thing: I'm going to stunt blog it.  Every day in November will be a new post, because, well, it's been a long time, and I shouldn't have left you.  The idea is that November will feature artists who have not been featured on the site as of yet, so this means that I will be blissfully ignoring new releases from the likes of Drake, Mobb Deep, and Pusha T, but I think we all know that I'll end up getting back to them eventually.

The Reader Reviews promised in October by me a few paragraphs back will now run in December, which gives me time to actually edit them down, and an extra month for you to get a submission in if interested.  As always, if you have any questions, you can hit me at the e-mail address in the sidebar.

Thanks for sticking with the site, and hopefully we'll soon prove that hip hop isn't actually dead!  Am I right?

Yeah, that was a bit too chipper.  As you were.

-Max

31 comments:

  1. You're right it has been a long time, and you shouldn't have left us.... at least not without leaving us a strong rhyme to step to.

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  2. You're going right into a post-a-day stunt? Blogs are a lot easier when you just write whatever trash pops into your head, like we do at my blog! Plus we only publish three times a week.

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  3. Max is the fucking balls!! (That's somehow a good thing...)

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  4. One of the lamest excuses ever. Just admit you had a crack addiction Max.

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  5. Awesome news, Max!

    Here's an idea if you feel drained: Instead of reviewing an entire album, just review a new song or two. Then your readers get new content and you only have 1/5th of the work.

    You may even want to have official days where album reviews are released - once a week? twice a week? - and the other days, you review a song or two.

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  6. Welcome back Max.

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  7. Freddy Nice GuyOctober 27, 2011

    an imposter!
    is google not a factor, before making an idea?
    you've been here since '07 OG

    " http://hiphopisntdead.net "

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  8. Good to have you back Max. You should check out the new Nas song Nasty, and the new Common song Ghetto Dreams. Both are pretty good, certainly a lot better than Common's last album, which was abysmal.

    Blake

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  9. Good to hear from you and glad that you are doing ok. Looking forward to seeing the new posts.

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  10. I'm fully aware of the jackass impostor. That's all I care to acknowledge at this time.

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  11. try this one max,

    illa J - yancey boys

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  12. Thank you for all the great reviews.
    John, Denmark

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  13. Immortal Technique- The martyr = nails

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  14. Hey Max I think (whether you do a review of it or not) you should check out M.E.R.C. & DJ AtotheL's mixtape "Daylight Marauders". Awesome take on ATCQ's "Midnight Marauders", with some reprodcution version some original instrumentals, with some great rhymes and it's free.

    Also side note I don't know if anyone has heard this but I heard the inlay of Midnight Marauders cover is actually one of those Magic Eye things and it's The Low End Theory cover. I've never been able to do this so can anyone confirm?

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  15. thank god!! shit aint over!!!

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  16. Would love to see soundtrack to the struggle by Lowkey up in here, show our oversea's readers some love max aha however you state you will be reviewing albums of those you haven't yet which leaves a varied opinion about who you will review, i have a good idea who you might write about, i hope you don't review certain artists whos names seem to pop up alot on this blog. however you are a dick sometimes. also hope your good, stay safe ahaa. also, fuck ive just typed loads.

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  17. what impostor??? must be the same guy that tried to impersonate me!

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  18. Thank God Max is back.

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  19. won't call it a comeback...is there anyway we could get some throwback ish from the cumbox... that ish was ill, sometimes...anyways bless up yuhself and stop eating where and what you ought not...do your thing

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  20. November? Posting every day? Artists I've never heard of before?

    Can't wait!

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  21. Glad you're feeling better Max! Food poisoning can be the shits, haha. BTW I actually liked your first clip art rendering of the zombie rising from the grave. The new, more realistic one looks like my next door neighbor's front yard Halloween decoration.

    Actually the zombie looks a lot like my next door neighbor.

    Wait, you didn't take this picture on my street, did you?

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  22. @Anonymous: Don't call it a comeback, he's been here for years

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  23. ok dont give a fuck about this

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  24. lol @ Tile Grout

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  25. p.s good to see you doin good max.

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  26. But. It is November?!

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  27. @ Anonymous: out-writing his peers, putting wack albums in fear..

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  28. So enjoying your reviews, many thanks!

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