Why your Top 10 list blows

19 11 2009

[Ed. note: This was previously published over at MidwestSwing, which is now defunct (pours out a little for his homies). Please enjoy it if you haven’t read it before.]

I don’t know much about anything, but I read a lot of shit people put out on the internet, including our own. When reading, I often come about “Top 10″ lists. Sometimes I’ll find a “Top 15″ list. And sometimes, some crazy people like Complex come out with “Top 100″ lists of the decade. Here’s the thing about these lists — I hate them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rhyme&Review: Wale

9 11 2009

Who?

Wale, the D.C. rapper, has had a Drake and Kid Cudi-like rise to where he is now. He’s released some extremely popular mixtapes and his first studio LP, Attention Deficit, has been highly anticipated by the community. He’s in the mold of Lupe Fiasco and CommonTalib Kweli and Mos Def to a lesser extent — with cerebral, clever rhymes that touch on all topics worth touching. Read the rest of this entry »