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So I’m lazy, have a great MF Doom mix I made »

Ok so I’ve been swamped at work, I really want to talk about three incredible records – Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples, and Freddie Gibbs/Madlib.  I’ll get on it soon, but until then – enjoy this MF Doom mix.       -big R

Review Haikus and other thoughts »

It’s a snow day in DC, which gives me more time to give a quick review of all the new music that has hit us recently.  Plus thoughts on random sh*t. Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron A bit hit or miss, Hits like “Break the Bank” are DOPE. Overall, Schoolboy Cool. Pharrell - G I R L [...]

Valentine’s Day Ode to the Filet-o-Fish »

It’s Valentine’s Day, and my lady is out of the country visiting family – so I have to dedicate this to my first love, the Filet-o-Fish.  Sure, you may think it’s weird that I’m in love with the Fish Filet.  But after I had that first bite, I never really had a choice in the [...]

Sum Ish I Wrote – 2.13.14 »

Been a while, I was out sick and working 12 hour days.  That’s that shit I dont like.  Among other things really, here is a list of things I’m not feeling with some positives to end though. That’s the Sh*t I Dont Like: The almost Zimmerman vs. DMX fight – I took to the social [...]

Vince Young Fan Fiction »

This is Vince Young’s diary.  Written on the second day of the second month of a year I could give a shit about.  I’m in my humble Houston abode. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and I feel relaxed because of the music I’m listening to right now.  My Evanescence Pandora Radio Station is my saving grace. [...]

Super Bowl Sunday – Have a DJ Premier Mix »

First, a RIP shout out to a master of his craft, Phillip Seymour-Hoffman.  Capote, The Master, Boogie Nights, Almost Famous, etc – dude was brilliant at his job. Second, it’s superbowl time. Who do I got? I got Seattle with the points.  Why?  San Diego’s defense, which is meh, was able to make Peyton look [...]

Macklemore responds to the Backlashlemore »

Hi there: It’s your friendly neighborhood rapper, Macklemore. My mother always told me that when it comes to being angry, it’s better to be Mack-le-less, than Mack-le-more. I need to flip the script on that, because gosh darnit, I’m downright angry and Macklemotional.  Recently, I’ve been the target of a lot of hateful backlash. A [...]

Peace to Dave Ellis »

Crazy to think it has been 8 years since Dave left us.   I’d like to think he’d be happy with my efforts to finally get off my ass and re-do this website to include his writing.  I can hear him making fun of me like “Big R, you rarely write for the site and [...]

This Chris Faust joint “Pudge” is smoooooooth »

An emcee formerly known as Print, who had the ILL “Super Friendz” comic-book joint with like fourteen rappers, has a new single under his new moniker aka actual name, Chris Faust.   The song isnt just rapping about rapping, but features Faust’s personal issues with poor diet and resulting heavy weight as a kid.  The [...]

Monday Artist Playlist – Et tu, Rjd2? »

I’m going to try to make this a weekly thing – uploading a spotify playlist dedicated to an artist/producer/etc.  This weeks mix is dedicated to producer Rjd2, which means you are in for a mix with dope instrumental tracks, some soulful hip-hop, rock, and other genre-bending goodness.  Peep the mix below:       Spotify [...]