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Written by: Robbie Ettelson
So yeah, shit kinda fell-off around here in the last couple months, but in the immortal words of the BDP crew: “We ain’t done!”. Even the greats go through slow patches, and as we celebrated six years of east-coast rap elitism with the Counterstrike mixtape in February, I began cooking-up bigger and better projects for the future. Sure, none of them are finished yet, but I blame that on my discovering more and more reasons to sneak out of my parents basement…until I realised that my parents never actually had a basement, which raised a whole other range of difficult questions, one of which being the fact that I clearly don’t live with my parents…
Rap deaths continued to be a disturbing trend, as Apache was taken from us without ever having his complete story told, while Markey Fresh, Rammelzee and Killa Sha all departed this earthly realm before their time as well. As for the tragedy of the GURU situation, the fuckery surrounding the passing of the great man was easily the lowest point of the year.
What about the numbers, you ask? Turns out that the six most read posts on Unkut last year were:
Yeah, an effin’ poll took the number one honors last year. Go figure. Polls sort of became a gift and a curse in 2010 as I flew too close to the sun in attempting to determine the Greatest Rap Remix of All-Time, as ‘Shook Ones, Pt. II’ controversially took the crown in a series that ran for way too long and wore out it’s welcome quicker than I had anticipated.
There were some good times, of course, as I finally had chance to speak with the legendary Tragedy Khadafi and was kept thoroughly entertained by Grand Daddy I.U., not to mention a few gems that never made it out the vault last year. I also got involved in a few amusing Twitter conflicts/debates as a result of my thoughts on Eminem and my Top 50 Queensbridge Rap Songs pieces (shout out to Just Blaze and the Eminem Stan Club).
It’s also worth noting all the rappers out there who I managed to avoid listening to at all, despite their popularity at just about every other blog out there. It could be said that the most difficult part of being a Conservative Rap Coalition member is all the stuff you have to ignore. I’m sure I “slept-on” all kinds of bullshucks in 2010, but I refuse to feel guilty in any shape or form. Maintaining a narrow state of mind is not for the weak, the meek nor the mild, and requires the descipline of a Shaolin monk to stay truly focused on only the most non-progressive examples of that raw rap shit. Keep your mind closed in 2011.
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