Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The 4 Horsemen of the Rap Reviews Internets

It is very common & cliche for people to cry & complain that "hip hop is dead".

I concede that popular major media, be it radio, TV video, magazines, etc, is prolly horrible. I don't fully know, because I don't eff with the lamestream media to find out what good new music have dropped

Instead, I eff with what I'm calling The 4 Horsemen of the Rap Reviews Internets to find out about new dope album releases

Ironically, each of these 4 dudes, as an INDIVIDUAL'S FREE TIME HOBBY, PWNS "professional hip-hop organizations" like XXL or hiphopsite.com, when it comes to reviews. The links are to each Horseman's "best of 2007" list/blog post:

Diction
Dart Adams
Travis/WYDU
Eric/WTR

I have a very contrarian opinion about the state of rap music. I believe it has become like jazz music, in that good albums are still being made, they just have little publicity. If you "dig" & look for the music, you will find it. In fact, I submit that 2006-7 has been a GOLDEN AGE in terms of the QUANTITY of GOOD ALBUMS being dropped.

The 4 Horsemen are an excellent source to discover the new good albums being dropped.

"When I'm on the internets, you know what you will hear? The 4 Horsemen Of The Rap Reviews Internets GETS PROPS OVER HERE" (c) The Beatnuts

5 comments:

Travis said...

I think you, but yikes....

That is esteemed company for sure. I'm not even really fond of reviewing. I find it rather boring for the most part....but I do like pushing my opinions on others and giving worthwhile music some shine, so I guess I'm doing something right.

Thanks!

Eric said...

Wow...thanks for the "big ups", greatly appreciated and no "hip hop will never die", not as long as I have a say in the matter. Thanks for always droppin' by WTR. Take Care man!

Fuxie said...

Yo Whats good homie, just came by to say whats good. Most Definitely agree with you on hip-hop not being dead. I havent came by cuz Work IT's block blogspot and I have been spending heavy hours over there. Yo check my new spot over at alumnah.com whenever. Peace

Dart Adams said...

Good lookin' out, fam. I appreciate the shout immensely.

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ian/thoreauly77 said...

yes, i agree man. also, jeff weiss @ passionweiss.com does hiphop and rock reviews and he is pretty darn spot-on as well. i suggest checking out his blog.