Mega remembers his first experience going out on the road with DMX, Ja-Rule, Redman and others on 1998’s Survival of the Illest Tour, which as he notes, paved the way for the epic Hard Knock Life Tour the following year.
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Later that year, Patrick Ewing and some of his Knicks teammates were escorted to a semi-private “Gold Room” with “six to 10 girls” for a night of groping and lap dancing. Ziggy testified that, “Girls were having a good time, jumping on the players” and remembered hearing someone yell out, “There are no rules tonight!”
(If you’re ever in a room with a group of NBA players and strippers and somebody yells out the words, “There are no rules tonight,” start running for your life. Just trust me.)
I think a true sign of quality in this rap era of ours is simple longetivity. If I still feel the urge to bump a project 2 months to a year after it dropped, then it’s truly quality.
Another lesser measure is if the project manages to relegate everything else for a least a week. Right now I’m listening to the Curren$y thing and occasionally running Prodigy’s EP on the iPod. Nothing else rapwise.
I’ve run into a few gems in the last few years, but certainly not at same rate as we used to find gems back in the day.
2011 has been a good year – so was 2010. If you can’t find one or two jawns to hold you over, then that’s on you…
The internet and other new technology has done two things that distort everyone’s views.
1) Shitty artists are a lot more recognizable these days, whereas before they wouldn’t have gotten noticed. This is the same with people watching a video on the internet or reading something people say online and saying people are getting dumber. No it’s just dumb people now have the same outlet as exceptional people.
2) We can honestly consume more music than ever now. More people have some kind of device that plays music that can fit in their pocket. People listen to more music than ever now. So for all of the new music out, it’s also gotten easier to keep up.
I think the big problem with recognizing classics in the last decade or so is basically the lack of consensus. We all seem to find more reasons to disagree about shit as the years go by (and the music gets better).
We should nominate candidates for classic status from the last 7-8 years. I’ll start with Prodigy/Alchemist – Return of the Mack.