Why I Was Wrong About Illmatic

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Like many of you, the first time I heard Nasty Nas was through his stirring performance on Main Source’s seminal “Live At The BBQ”, but it was initial exposure to “Halftime” on a local radio show that really got me amped. I was so impressed with the track that I eventually went on to describe it as “The Best Brag Rap Song of The 90’s”: “The lyrics are a ‘Good Combination’ of declarations of poetic superiority, explanations of his daily operations, product name checks, witty punchlines, casual blasphemy and a healthy dose of Eff The Police sentiment. What more could a rap fan ask for?”
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No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Being Positive Is For Chumps
Wednesday March 13th 2013,
Filed under: No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Sizzle-chest,The Unkut Opinion,Web Work
Written by:

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The post where I rant about inspirational tweets.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Being Positive Is For Chumps



The Conservative Rap Coalition – 2013 Agenda


Logo designed by Tony Bones / The Home Office.

Much has happened since our last meeting. Those of you who couldn’t afford the original Platinum membership packs have requested other options to show your support, and the landscape has shifted somewhat. Hipster Rap ate itself in a blur of day-glo, but new enemies have emerged in it’s wake. Now is not the time to rest on our laurels and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done, for the war rages on. Here are some of the major issues facing the CRC in 2013:
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No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Worst. Show. Ever.

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I made the mistake of seeing the Ultramagnetic MC’s 25 years too late. This is what happened as a result.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Worst. Show. Ever.



No Country For Old (Rap)Men: Does A Rapper Need Variety To Be Great?
Thursday February 07th 2013,
Filed under: No Country For Old (Rap) Men,The Unkut Opinion,Web Work
Written by:

Reporter Kermit mic

Jack of all trades or a master of none?

No Country For Old Men: Does A Rapper Need Variety To Be Great?



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Rapper Dudes vs Record Labels [aka Life Sucks, Die]
Thursday January 10th 2013,
Filed under: Internets,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,The Unkut Opinion,Web Work
Written by:

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For this week’s NCFORM, the topic at hand is “careful what you wish for,” especially if you wish for a bunch of music execs to make your life awesome.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Rapper Dudes vs Record Labels [aka Life Sucks, Die]



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Curse of Wu Fatigue

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It was painful to write this, but I can’t live in denial any longer…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Curse of Wu Fatigue



No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Don’t Believe The Hypebeast
Thursday December 20th 2012,
Filed under: Features,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,The Unkut Opinion
Written by:

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The hip-hop media is either TMZ Rap or the Hipster Music Mafia. Time to kill that noise.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Don’t Believe The Hypebeast



Hipster Rap Douchebags – Where Are They Now?
Thursday December 13th 2012,
Filed under: Anti-Fudge Rap,Features,Not Your Average,Shots Fired,The Unkut Opinion
Written by:

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It’s been over four years since I labeled a bunch of artist types as Hipster Douchebags. This resulted in lots of angry comments, newspaper articles citing homophobia and a video interview with a visibly hurt Kidz In The Hall. Sweet!

Let us examine what’s happened since then…
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No Country For Old (Rap) Men: First The Fat Boys Break-Up, Now This

Another Hipster Rap group bites the dust? Or a sad loss for Weirdo Rap?

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: First The Fat Boys Break-Up, Now This



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Sean Price and Brother Ali Live Review


^ All praise due for Mini-Sean P.

Mom let me out of the basement to see some rappers. Read all about it.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Sean Price and Brother Ali Live Review



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: A Biter By Any Other Name

I forgot to add that fuckyberg Jugaknot who tried to copyright the name and prevent Breeze Brewin’ and his crew from calling themselves Juggaknots

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: A Biter By Any Other Name



No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Where Did The Drums Go?
Friday November 09th 2012,
Filed under: Alan The Chemist,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,The Unkut Opinion,Web Work
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What good are the internets if you aren’t complaining about something?

No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Where Did The Drums Go?



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:
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No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Washed-Up Rappers – Please Stop Trolling!
Thursday October 25th 2012,
Filed under: No Country For Old (Rap) Men,The Unkut Opinion,Web Work,You Mad
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Shyne tried to get some shine but ends up looking super thirsty.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Washed-Up Rappers – Please Stop Trolling!



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Forget Jay-Z – MF Doom Is Rap’s Greatest Hustler
Thursday October 18th 2012,
Filed under: No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Shots Fired,The Unkut Opinion
Written by:

Has Zev Love X got rap fans hood-winked? Or is it simply a case of supply and demand?

No Country For Old [Rap] Men – Forget Jay-Z – MF Doom Is Rap’s Greatest Hustler



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: BET Hip-Hop Awards – Better Than Nothing?
Thursday October 11th 2012,
Filed under: No Country For Old (Rap) Men,The Unkut Opinion
Written by:

Should we be happy to even have a Hip-Hop Awards show anymore, despite how shitty it might be? Or would we be better off not giving these guys excuses to play dress-ups?

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: BET Hip-Hop Awards – Better Than Nothing?



Just Say No To Termanology
Tuesday October 09th 2012,
Filed under: Douche Hammers,Newest Latest,Steady Bootleggin',The Unkut Opinion
Written by:

The time has come to put a stop to the biggest threat to hardcore hip-hop in 2012 – Termanology appearances. Originally hailing from MA, this PR MC moved to the BX a few years back after his breakthrough ‘Watch How It Go Down’ single with DJ Premier. I copped that record and even interviewed him for a magazine, but then something awful happened…for some ungodly reason, he started doing this Whisper Rap thing which makes me want to puncture my ear canal with a blunt pencil every time I hear it. Not a big problem, right? I can just ignore his music.
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No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Should We Care About Mobb Deep Breaking Up?
Thursday October 04th 2012,
Filed under: Killa Queens,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,The Unkut Opinion
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Months after it went down, I finally talk about the alleged Mobb Deep situation:

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Should We Care About Mobb Deep Breaking Up?



No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Can We Bury The Term Boom Bap Yet?
Friday September 28th 2012,
Filed under: No Country For Old (Rap) Men,The Unkut Opinion,Web Work
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Boom, Bap, Original Rap? Not so much.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Can We Bury The Term Boom Bap Yet?