No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Sorry M.O.P, I’m Finally Tapping Out
Friday November 21st 2014,
Filed under: Mash Out,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Shit I Don't Like,Web Work
Written by:

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I wrote this shedding a river of ice-cold thug tears.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Sorry M.O.P, I’m Finally Tapping Out



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Worst People Associated With Hip-Hop

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My latest shit-list of people who deserve to be shoved into an active volcano.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Worst People Associated With Hip-Hop



Angie Stone aka Angie B [The Sequence] – The Unkut Interview
Wednesday October 22nd 2014,
Filed under: Def Dames,Interviews,Not Your Average,The 80's Files,Web Work
Written by:

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It’s taken me ten years to interview a female rapper on these pages, which either means this marks the onset of ‘progressive’ thinking in my old age or I’m a natural born rap misogynist. Either way, during the limited window of time I had to talk with Angie we kicked it about her days in The Sequence and she shared an eye-opening story about her involvement with The Roxy.

Angie Stone – The Unkut Interview

Video of The Sequence performing ‘Simon Says’ on the Job Man Caravan show:
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The Triumphs and Tragedies of Larry Smith

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Please head over to Medium where you can read my first piece for Cue Point, a collection of long-form music features curated by Jonathon Shecter aka Shecky Green.

The Triumphs and Tragedies of Larry Smith

‘Best of Larry Smith’ playlist:
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No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Who are the most likeable characters in rap?
Friday October 10th 2014,
Filed under: Features,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Not Your Average,Web Work
Written by:

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Here’s a list of rapper dudes that I have absolutely no complaints about.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Who are the most likeable characters in rap?



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Why Is Live Rap Such A Let-Down?
Tuesday September 30th 2014,
Filed under: Is It Live Or Is It Memorex?,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Web Work
Written by:

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Another mystery solved.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Why Is Live Rap Such A Let-Down?



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: A Brief History of Porn Rap
Monday September 15th 2014,
Filed under: Def Dames,Features,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Web Work
Written by:

djpolo

Coolio‘s back but there’s no sign of DJ Crazy Toones. Speaking of which, why is Wikipedia telling me that the MADD Circle made an album this year and then broke-up again?

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: A Brief History of Porn Rap



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Thin Line Between Imitation and Biting

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Weighing in on the usual complaints about Action and Droog…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Thin Line Between Imitation and Biting



No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Why Criminal Minded and Critical Beatdown Are Both The Greatest Rap Album Ever Made

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The penny finally dropped as to why I couldn’t pick between my two favorite rap albums…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men – Why Criminal Minded and Critical Beatdown Are Both The Greatest Rap Album Ever Made



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: How Droog, Rast and Two DJ’s From Nottingham Brought NY Back

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Cue my annual token “positive” article aka shameless jocking aka got a little gassed.

No Country For (Old) Rap Men: How Droog, Rast and Two DJ’s From Nottingham Brought NY Back



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Cam'(W)ron(g)?

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It was all good just a year ago…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Cam'(W)ron(g)?



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Worst of Cheque Cashed Rap
Friday July 04th 2014,
Filed under: Douche Hammers,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Sizzle-chest,Web Work
Written by:

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Looking at some of the most painful Payola Raps in recent memory…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: The Worst of Cheques Cashed Rap



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Rap Game Scooby Droog

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So many rap dummies, so little time…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Rap Game Scooby Droog



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: G-Unit Is Still A Wash

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Can Curtis Still Cut The Mustard In 2014 Or Nah?

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: G-Unit Is Still A Wash



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Did We Expect Too Much From Hip-Hop?

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There’s a lot of talk about what rap should and shouldn’t have done, but why does it having to do anything beyond being great?

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Did We Expect Too Much From Hip-Hop?



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Redman = Peter Pan

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Looking for the fountain of rap youth…

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Redman = Peter Pan



Five Minutes With Pete Rock In An Airport
Wednesday April 30th 2014,
Filed under: Food Rap,Interviews,Rap Veterans,The 90's Files,Web Work
Written by:

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Pete Rock loves his food. So much so that he’s never let a pesky phone interview get in the way of his looking after the needs of his stomach. Back in 2008, while I attempted to extract some slivers of information from him for a cover feature for Hip Hop Connection magazine, the Soul Brother # 1 proceeded to chow down on an entire order of Chinese take-out while he fielded questions, noisily chewing into the mouthpiece like a bored boom-bap bovine. Six years later, I catch him between flights en route to Australia to play a series of club dates with DJ Premier, and the lure of the airport food lounge proved too much before he’d even made it halfway through my allotted ten minutes. Nevertheless, he did share a couple of interesting tidbits about his early days, which is what we’re here for anyway.
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No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Iggy Azalea – The New Classic Album Review

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I really went above and beyond the call of duty on this one.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Iggy Azalea – The New Classic Album Review



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Why Does Nick Cannon Still Exist?

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The article where I compare Nick Cannon‘s career to Homeboys From Outer Space.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Why Does Nick Cannon Still Exist?



No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Pologate – Let Us Never Forget

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A look at the greatest Sunday night in the history of #Str8Flourishment. Don’t forget to tip DP’s Pra’Li account a little something something if you became part of the 65% Nation.

No Country For Old (Rap) Men: Pologate – Let Us Never Forget