The Guy Who Called Critical Beatdown ‘Mediocre’ Finally Fires Back


Back in August I called out a guy named Aaron over his series over at The Rap Up which saw him revisit a number of rap classics from the perspective of a young fan. He’s now penned a response of sorts.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Wacky World of Rap Deformities
Thursday October 17th 2013,
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Staying classy…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Wacky World of Rap Deformities

Download: Cam’ron – Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1


Rapping over 80′s sit-com themes? Check. Hilarious skits? Check. Effed-up Roy Ayres remake? Check. No sign of former weed carriers such as Vado? Check. It’s like it’s 2001 all over again.

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Back cover:

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Teh Ghey DJ’s Are Part Of Hip-Hop’s Heritage
Wednesday September 18th 2013,
Filed under: Anti-Fudge Rap,Classic Ignorance,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Web Work
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Nothing surprising about Mr. Cee‘s recent antics when put into context. Please note, this post had several amusingly offensive sections toned down by the powers that be, but after last week’s ?uestlove post getting knocked back, I wasn’t sweating it.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Teh Ghey DJ’s Are Part Of Hip-Hop’s Heritage

Byron Crawford – Nas Lost: A Tribute To The Little Homey Book Review
Friday July 26th 2013,
Filed under: Books,Classic Ignorance,Internets,Nas Is A Douche,Reviews
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2010 Outside Lands Music Festival - Day 2

America’s leading black intellectual returns with his third book, which also makes him the leading rap book author in the U.S.A by default. This time around, Bol unleashes the fury of the Mindset Army on one target in particular, while still making time to discuss The Gin Blossoms, Jay-Z, Nas’ daughter and her enormous box of jimmy hats, Instagram hoo-ers, the continued decline of print media and why dream hampton is insane. If you’ve read Infinite Crab Meats, it’s more of the same, basically! Here are a couple of choice morsels:

Fifteen Lyrics That Make Folks Feel Sad
Tuesday May 21st 2013,
Filed under: Classic Ignorance,Features,Listicles,Not Your Average,Web Work
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This is a little somethin’ somethin’ I was asked to write for another media organization that ended up on the cutting room floor. The basic premise is “The Most Offensive Lyrics From Conscious MC’s”, but the definition of “conscious” rappers is so vague that it’s pointless. It’s also the reason why stuff like “Black Korea” and “lllegal Aliens” isn’t included. In the plus side, you only have to click this post once!

Complex Presents: The 25 Most Violent Rap Songs of All Time
Wednesday May 15th 2013,
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A list of great violent rap, including everything from broad beating anthems to gun clapping to cannibalism. Good times for all.

The 25 Most Violent Rap Songs of All Time

Video: Live Squad – Game of Survival: The Movie
Thursday March 21st 2013,
Filed under: Classic Ignorance,Live From NY,Not Your Average,VHS Vaults,Video Clips
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Stretch, Majesty, K-Lowe and Biggy Smallz of the Live Squad ensured that no shorts for this outstanding VHS exclusive which features random shootings, babies getting thrown out of windows, contact killings and hooker executions. Poor old Stretch also took the fall for Tupac getting shot and robbed in New York, which allegedly resulted in his execution exactly twelve months later.

Part 2:

Video: Star Blacks-Out On A Caller

Things take a turn for the worse when one of Buc Wild‘s old weed-head buddies tries to get Star to pass on a message.

Throwback Post: Big Men On Campus – Biggie Smalls Vs. John Belushi
Saturday March 09th 2013,
Filed under: Classic Ignorance,Features,Rest In Peace,Sizzle-chest,The Unkut Guide
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Two fatties at the height of their respective powers were taken from this small planet in the month of March – one, a waffle-guzzling comedian with an appetite for destruction. The other – the brother of the guy from K-9. Sixteen and thirty-one years ago, respectively, these two hedonistic maniacs checked-out, leaving gigantic shoes that have yet to be filled. But who was the most brolic of these two foodaholics? Here’s a super-scientifical breakdown:


No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Love, Hip-Hop and Ratchets


This week, I took a journey to the Ratchet Side. Never before have so many unattractive broads who somehow believe that they are “divas” been collected in one place.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Love, Hip-Hop and Ratchets

A Salute To Tim Dog
Friday February 15th 2013,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Classic Ignorance,Features,Rest In Peace,Video Clips
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Tim Dog was in a league of his own. After his debut on Ultramagnetic MC’s “A Chorus Line” (the b-side of their “Travelling At The Speed of Thought” single), it would be another two years until he dropped the hilarious “Fuck Compton” on Ruffhouse Records in 1991, a record which spoke on the frustrations that many New York rappers felt in light of West Coast chart dominance in the wake of the rise of NWA, MC Eiht, DJ Quik and the like. His Penicillin On Wax LP had a major impact on hardcore rap fans in part because it saw the return Ultramagnetic to the game after an extended hiatus.

Video: Kool G Rap – Talk Like Sex [Live, 1990]
Thursday January 31st 2013,
Filed under: Classic Ignorance,Is It Live Or Is It Memorex?,Tape Vaults,Video Clips
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Another classic Joe Fatal sighting as he goes to work on an blow-up doll. Apparently this was from an event called “Rappers For Voter’s Registration” in Harlem…

Spotted at ego trip.

Video: What! What! The Ghetto Documentary Trailer

We need to Kickstarter this joint so that P.A.P.I. will release this documentary. Here’s how he described it to Life Sucks Die magazine years ago:

NORE: It’s nothing to say I’m doing my own movie. What! What! The Movie. You know why? When I came in and got involved with hip-hop, a lot of people was fake. But now, as we keep doing this music, there’s a lot of real individuals that’s ex-crackheads, ex-cokeheads, ex-robbers and ex-murderers and ex-hustlers that’s doing rap right now. This game has gotten a lot realer. That’s why you see people having cases and having shootouts. So I felt like I should be the one to express it because I’m the one that’s seen it. So again, that’s What!What! The Ghetto Documentary. I got Chris Lighty spazzing on Foxy Brown, talking about he bought her a Benz. I got Nas Escobar talking about The Roots is faggots. I got Snoop Dogg talking about Kurupt was wrong for making that record calling out names. I got Puff Daddy talking about the Ruff Ryders. I got The Lox dissing Puff Daddy. It’s all beef, that’s all I’m about, baby. I got a whole bunch of good shit. I got Jay-Z in Jamaica…

Update: NORE talks about the trailer in this interview with Peter Rosenberg and the crew:

No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Rap Genius Should Be Renamed Rap Dummy

No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Rap Genius Should Be Renamed Rap Dummy

I wasn’t going to bother posting this here since I covered some of it here already, but then this happened:

Here’s video of a regular day at the Rap Dummy offices: