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 0Posted on Aug 20th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: Earl Sweatshirt Doris (13 comments)

The album seems a little too insular for my taste. The best tracks seem to come when Earl reaches outside of his usual collaborators (“Burgundy” The Neptunes, “Chum” Chad Hugo and “Molasses” RZA). So my issue is more with the production, lyrically the album is great.

I hope in the future that he collaborates with some new producers; his monotone delivery would work amazingly over some Alchemist productions.

 0Posted on Jun 5th, 2013 | re: Mixtape Of The Week: Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire Kismet (9 comments)

Not suprised to see this as the pick for the week, just surprised that there is no mention of “Vanilla Raindbows” produced by Curtis Mayfield. He does spend a little too much time talking on the track, but the production is fantastic.

 0Posted on Apr 12th, 2013 | re: Destroyer Albums From Worst To Best (41 comments)

Solid list, I would switch the top 2 but really their placement in the top 2 suffices. Would be interesting to include Notorious Lightning & Other Works into the conversation, even if it was connected to Your Blues. It is only an EP but I am not sure if Destroyer’s Rubies would have happened without his collaboration with Carey Mercer.

In response to “Which begs the question: Why these guys and not those guys? ”

Because those guys came out of the gate with a great album. Even looking at an aggregate site you can see that those guys received a higher critical acclaim.

I just don’t see the point of defending or even discussing this. Mumford & Sons first album was meh and their second album is less than meh. They have found a middle road between shit and great, which equals mass popularity these days.

 +1Posted on Dec 24th, 2012 | re: The 50 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2013 (241 comments)

If I remember correctly, Dre and Jay Electronica are dropping a collaborative album this year.

 0Posted on Dec 22nd, 2012 | re: Stereogum's Top 40 Rap Albums Of 2012 (98 comments)

Joey Bada$$’s lack of inclusion in the top 10 almost begs for a revival of #realtalk

 +5Posted on Dec 20th, 2012 | re: Premature Evaluation: A$AP Rocky Long.Live.A$AP (52 comments)

What do you mean we don’t know anything about Rocky, he’s a pretty mutha fucka and Harlem is what he’s reppin’?

 +3Posted on Nov 26th, 2012 | re: Big Boi - "In The A" (Feat. Ludacris & T.I.) (9 comments)

It is so rare that when three rappers collaborate on a single track that there is not a clear winner; all three bodied this track, and that includes Luda. Where has Ludacris been?

 0Posted on Nov 26th, 2012 | re: Paste's 50 Best Albums Of 2012 (171 comments)

I was just glad to see Killer Mike get the much deserved nod, though he should have at least landed in the top 20. I would also put Kendrick in the top 10 but at least this list was better than Mojos.

As for the mixtape conversion, Joey Bada$$’s 1999 stands as one the most solid releases of the year.

I would put a sweep to either Channel Orange or good kid, m.a.a.d city