The Conservative Rap Coalition – 2013 Agenda


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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
Written by:

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
Written by:

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
Written by:

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
Written by:

Boom, Bap, Original Rap? Not so much.

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



Rap Vs Hip-Hop? Really?
Monday October 24th 2011,
Filed under: Douche Hammers,The Unkut Opinion,We Don't Rock We Rap,You Mad
Written by:

Since there’s nothing much going on in terms of new music that I give a shit about, I may as well respond to the mock outrage of a comment on the last post:

“I notice here at Unkut, you do not relate to hardcore Hip-Hop vs Rap people as much as you like to play both sides of the fence and confuse the two”

This whole stance has always amused me. If KRS-One had his way, everybody would have subscribed to the theory that ‘rap is something you do, hip-hop is something you live’ and world hunger, war and Auto-Tune would all now be wiped-out. Is refusing to use the word ‘rap’ unless you’re referring to bubble gum music really going to achieve anything? For starters, the word ‘rap’ just sounds better in any conversation you might possibly have at any point in time. Grown Man Rap, Yacht Rap, Blog Rap, Emo Rap…try saying ‘Grown Man Hip-Hop’ and not sounding like a douche-hammer.
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The Four Best/Worst Rap Alter-Ego Albums Ever
Monday October 17th 2011,
Filed under: Features,Print Work,The Unkut Opinion
Written by:

Nothing says ‘I’m out of decent ideas’ like the good old Alter-Ego album. For most rappers, it’s not really much of a stretch to adapt another personality, since 95% of them are acting anyway (except for everyone who’s gone to jail, natch). This was published in the last rag that’s still willing to print my increasingly incoherent ramblings, so of course I spent a whole five minutes throwing it together…
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Rejected: What’s The Consensus? Unkut Reacts To Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Otis’
Saturday July 23rd 2011,
Filed under: Internets,The Unkut Opinion
Written by:


^ Pause.

It seems that my internets stock has fallen so low that despite being asked to write about this song my contribution got lost in the sauce or something. The two of you who still drop by this tumbleweed ridden carcass of a site once a month may as well read it…

Enough with playing the original vocals at the start of the song already…that shit ain’t cute nor original. The good news is that the main chop reminds me of the beat Diamond D did for Master Rob when they were the Ultimate Force. The bad news is that the rapping sounds like it was recorded through a tin can with a piece of string, or worse still, a diamond-encrusted Macbook with a shitty built-in mic. You guys couldn’t have copped a decent microphone for the yacht? Dealing with standard Private Jet Rap topics (which for the most part seem to revolve around flying on private jets. Who knew?), it’s not without it’s charms, although I can’t help but imagine what another duo with even a sliver of hunger still rattling around their rib cages might have done with this. I’m joking, obviously – I’m sure if I wait another five minutes they’ll be 18,000 freestyles over this beat flooding the internets for our ‘enjoyment’.



The Unkut 4×4: New York’s Greatest Wins/Losses
Tuesday June 21st 2011,
Filed under: Albums,Not Your Average,Reviews,The Unkut 4x4,The Unkut Opinion
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Four of the best and four of the worst New York rap albums ever. Let the complaining begin!

BEST:

Roc Marciano – Marcberg

The reason that Roc Marciano‘s solo debut was the best hip-hop release of 2010 is the simple fact that he ignored the plague of excessive guest appearances and all-star producers in order to deliver a focused, singular vision. Taking it back to the basics isn’t for the faint of heart, however. You can’t get over with brag raps and soul loops anymore. Where Marcberg wins is the raw cinematics it delivers, leaking paranoia and backroom deals through a haze of blunt smoke. Stream-of-consciousness verbal sprays so nonchalant you might not notice you just got murked until you hear the rattle of the shell casings spilling onto the concrete. Unorthodox beat construction that creeps up on you and puts you in a choke hold when you’re least expecting it – ‘Snow’ never loses it’s impact, no matter how many times you spin it back. Save your swag, this is Grown Man Rap at it’s most evolved.
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Live Show Review: Mobb Deep At Best Buy Theater

It was a big night for non-progressive rap fans in New York, with the first Mobb Deep show in over three years popping-off live and direct next to Times Square. Would Capone sneak in and attempt to hit Prodigy with a bar stool, Keith Murray style? Or would a live rendition of ‘Shook Ones’ lead to a number of drunken brawls in the crowd? The third, and most likely scenario of course, was that none of the above would happen and it would be a uneventful rap concert in the ‘New’ New York, where even the corniest white rap fan could dance around like a moron with no fear of getting smacked upside the head by a less happy-go-lucky audience member.
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Eff A Horrorcore
Wednesday May 11th 2011,
Filed under: Albums,Internets,Reviews,The Unkut Opinion,Web Work,Ya Moms
Written by:

I haven’t had time to mess around with my internets between all the drinking I’ve been doing in the fine city, but I did have time to pen a quick review for an album from some douche called Tyler, The Creator:

What’s The Consensus? The Internet’s Top Tastemakers React To Tyler, The Creator’s “Goblin”



Bloggers Aren’t The New DJ’s, The New A&R’s Or The New Unsigned Hype

The awful truth is that rap bloggers are essentially glorified publicists. You can pick and choose who you ‘support’ or ‘expose’ but essentially all you’re doing is selecting which angle you want to roll with. Even if your blog focuses on old records, you’re essentially just promoting some European kid’s next Random Rap ebay auction. Writing reviews is basically an exercise in vanity, since 90% of the people reading the review already have the album anyway, and the only thing you might possibly achieve is ruffling the feathers of the over-sensitive artists who sent you the stuff in the first place. The idea that rap blogs are dictating radio or sales in any major way is laughable, and the theory that anyone actually values the opinion of anyone on the Rap Internets is even more of a joke. The only reason anyone visits one hip-hop site over the other is that it happens to be slightly less annoying than the other ones, or maybe doesn’t post as much crap that you hate.
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