Pitchfucked: Wanna learn business good? Read 50’s books and shit!

17 11 2009

Oh, Pitchfork. Your albums reviews are shining rainclouds in a world filled with rainbows and sunshine. You hate everything music has to offer, which seems strange considering you are a music publication, but that is just one of the many ways you Pitchfork people prove your superior wits to us lowly mouth-breathers. So let’s read one of your reviews together, so we can all be as educated on what should be considered good and what should be thrown into the Hudson Bay.  Read the rest of this entry »


Rhyme&Review: Wyclef Jean ≠ Will.I.Am

13 11 2009


Wyclef Jean, formerly of The Fugees, one of arguably the most important hip-hop musicians of the ’90s. Who’s arguing that? I am, damnit. Forget all of the amazing shit he did with Lauryn Hill and Pras for a second — The man made The Carnival. The Carnival is one of the best albums I have ever heard, and contains one of the five songs that made me love hip-hop over everything else, “Gone till November”. (Make sure when you listen to that, you get the album version, not the radio single.) Read the rest of this entry »

Rhyme&Review: Wale

9 11 2009


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 »

Rhyme&Review: Our Process

28 10 2009

We often wonder at R&R what the point of reviewing art in any form is. Wouldn’t it just make more sense for a person to experience the product and form their opinion? Absolutely. Nobody that reads our reviews should ever take our word for it. Go and find out for yourself, lazy bum.

However, that doesn’t mean reviews can’t be helpful and — here’s the part where we boost our ego — necessary. Context. Our reviews are aimed at giving our reader context. Because without context, information is downright useless. Read the rest of this entry »