That title above is true: five years ago is when the first HHID review was posted. It was for Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt, and it was fucking terrible (the review, not the album), but that write-up has somehow led me here, with a fanbase of approximately two people (and thousands of page hits a day) and a platform to both discuss hip hop and receive feedback on what else there is in the genre to look for.
So to those of you who visit the site on a regular basis to get your fix of smart-ass commentary, pop culture riffs, or just to see what album cover will pop up next, thanks. To those of you who actually leave comments on what you read, thereby proving that this isn't all for nothing, double thanks. And to those of you who actually use the Amazon links thrown around nearly every post to purchase your wares and help keep HHID going, I need you to send me your mailing addresses: there are some fruit baskets coming your way. (Note: please do not send me your mailing addresses.)
social experiment exercise to freshen up my writing skills has, as of today, lasted exactly four years longer than I had originally thought it would, I need to take some time to reflect. Which means that I'll be taking a bit of a breather. Don't worry, I still plan on posting later this week; I'm just going to take a bit longer in doing so. In the meantime, please run through some of the other posts, maybe even some that you wouldn't have thought twice about otherwise (read: Fat Joe), as I'd like to think that the writing itself may be enough to keep you moderately entertained, even if the artist most certainly wouldn't.