Monday, August 20, 2012

MKMOT (August 20, 2012)

Should I have known about this? Research shows me that it is what the kids call a "meme" of sorts, but believe it or not, I'm not as "hip" as I seem sometimes. Anyway, it was posted in our comments yesterday, and my life will never be the same. When it's all said and done, if the legacy of this balog is nothing more than introducing me to this, I can live with that. H/t Guy with the horribly sloppy handle with too much punctuation and a 39. I've been told that an appropriate compliment to pay you would be that you have been crowned champion of the Internetz or something to that effect. Good on you, Sport. I knew there was a reason I came into work on the weekend.

Can you top a cabaret crooning strongman? Try. Oh my God, will you try? It's open.






40 comments:

  1. Since IMG laid out the worst top 3 hip hop album list of all time last night, let a real rap historian speak on the top 10 albums of all time (no particular order).

    The Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest
    Paid in Full, Eric B and Rakim
    Late Registration, Kanye West
    The Grey Album, Danger Mouse/Jay-Z + Beatles
    It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy
    Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast
    Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Clan
    Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A
    Strictly Business, EPMD
    Illmatic, Nas

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    1. Thanks. I don't think even Deep Blue would be able to generate a more Raysism-y top ten list (i.e., googled, copied and pasted from the AV Club).

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    2. Fuck off.

      Usually when I try to play one of the classic albums for my kids in the car, they tell me all of these albums sound "slow and old". But last week I put in Paid in Full, and they loved it. They've never heard scratching before, and they liked that they could understand all of the words, and they liked "how he says them". Now that's all they want to listen to.

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    3. That is a good list. The Grey Album is the clear winner for sheer "listenability." It isn't even close to the best hip-hop album ever, but good lord is it infectious.

      Also, on a completely different note, STF just dropped what might be the comment of the year in the closed captioning post.

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    4. That comment is so good, that I'm irrationally derivatively proud that I was the FIRST to +1 it. I feel like I get to enjoy it that much more than everyone else.

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    5. Holy shit. Just saw that and can't comment on deadspin from the iPad.

      StF, that was brilliant work right there. Brilliant.

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    6. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the worst Outkast album of all. ATLiens is one of the great pop music albums ever made; Aquemeni is terrific; Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik is a classic; Stankonia is just OK.

      I don't know that I agree with much of this list, but it's a good list anyway, with that one exception.

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    7. It would blow some Gawker commenters' minds to know that a raysist like you enjoys hip hop.

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    8. Stankonia is waaaaaaayy better than OK.

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    9. Conversely, Stank On Ya is how you live your life, amirite?

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    10. You guys. 30 +1s? This is like my Deadspin-comment Thriller; I'm going to have to dye my skin and buy some famous skeletons after this.

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    11. Southernplaya... is the best Outkast album. Fear of a Black Planet is better than Nation of Millions, and it's not really close. I would take Midnight Marauders over Low End, but I can't argue that one too much. I have zero interest in anything involving Jay-Z/Danger Mouse/Beatles. Illmatic is a wise choice. Bizarre Ride to the Pharcyde needs to be on this list, as does Bulhoone Mind...

      Aw, fuck it. I already posted mine somewhere months ago. Burritos rule. Extra pico.

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    12. Southernplaya... is great, but I really think ATLiens is one of the greatest albums in pop history. They're both better than Speakerboxxx in any event.

      Also, no list of the greatest hip-hop albums can be made without Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.

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    13. Guy Who really is not shockedAugust 20, 2012 at 5:12 PM

      I'm shocked that Gamboa is disdainful of Jay-Z and the Beatles. If only they were much, much less popular then perhaps they would be worthy of his hipster attention.

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    14. I'm "disdainful" of new(ish) Jay-Z, Danger Mouse, and the whole hip-hop/other genre "collabo" thing. Certainly not the Beatles themselves.

      Yeah, P.E., Tribe, De La, Outkast are way "off the grid". Me being called a hipster is so hilarious that I feel like I should +1 it. So here. +1.

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    15. I don't know, I feel like it means something that The Infamous has had virtually every lyric sampled on other albums. Anyway, I wouldn't be comfortable making a list of the best hippity-hoppity albums without including that one.

      Also, I happen to think Lethal Injection is an all-time classic.

      Agreed on ATLiens and Cuban Linx. All-time great albums.

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    16. @Gamboa

      I'm no hip-hop expert, but I do love the Grey Album. Yes, it is Jay-Z in his simplistic phase, but he explicitly acknowledges that ("I dumbed down my lyrics to double my dollars"), yet there are still some great lyrics(Moment of Clarity in particular). Plus the Beatles hooks (esp. While My Guitar Gently Weeps) work very well.

      I'm not arguing that it is the greatest album ever, but it is very, very enjoyable.

      Also, your troll is an idiot. Welcome to the club.

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    17. @Sharting, et al.

      I totally understand that my soft spot for Speakerboxx/The Love Below is very unusual, but I have a soft spot for weird music, and also it came out the same week that my wife almost died in an Atlanta hospital, so I don't think I can really view it as anything but an album that I love. Also, it's not even close to the worst Outkast album -- Idlewild is absolutely dreadful. But ATLiens is definitely my number 2.

      I love Fear of a Black Planet, but it's nowhere near Nations of Millions to Me. In fact, I'd put Bum Rush the Show as my 2nd favorite PE Album. Actually, as I type this, I realize that I'm an album earlier than most of you (Low End vs. Midnight, for example) -- maybe it's the slight age difference.

      And I don't enjoy mashups, but the Grey Album is something totally different than that. As Dubai said, it's incredible to listen to.

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    18. I covered this in DUAN last night and I was trying to respect Guy Who's wishes, but fuck it.

      The top 3 albums are, in no particular order except this one, Death Certificate, Illmatic, and Paul's Boutique. I'm generally disdainful of East Coast rap, but I also found room in DUAN to extend grudging respect to Midnight Marauders, Criminal Minded, Bigger and Deffer, and I think, The Cactus Album. You can also read my standard Pac screed there. If we come out West, there are any number of other deserving candidates, including Straight Outta Compton, Operqtion Stackola, Predator, and The Documentary.

      Outlast peaked with Southernplayalistic, at least as rap albums go. Their later work might be cool and experimental - like Magical Mystery Tour - but it doesn't change the fact that Beatles indisputably peaked as a rock group with Revolver,

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    19. @Dubai

      I was last into Jay-Z around "Can't Knock The Hustle". I don't exactly know why I lost interest since he has become the greatest hippity-hopper ever or whatever. Just a sensory/stylistic thing, I guess. See my favorite Outkast album. I tend to lose interest when rappers "evolve" and experiment with less traditional hip-hop sounds. I don't like "Rosa Parks" or "Bombs Over Baghdad" type stuff at all. The Fugees were ruined for me when Wyclef starting carrying around a guitar. Weird, I know.

      @Raysism

      Any album with "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" and "Fight The Power" could have the remainder filled with this (click on my name) and I'd still be right. But, hey, it's P.E., so props for that.

      @everyone

      For some reason I'll never understand, it seems to have become popular to downplay Biggie lately. Ready to Die belongs on this list, as much as its lack of obscurity offends my hipster sensibilities. And Life After Death ain't much worse. Also, again, Bizarre Ride To The Pharcyde. Fight me.

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    20. @Gamboa

      Welcome to the Terrordome is one of the 20 greatest songs of all time, and Brothers Gonna Work it Out is great, but I don't count Fight the Power as part of that album's legacy -- it had been released on the soundtrack over a year earlier, so it was just thrown on FOABP as a bonus.

      I bought the Pharcyde album as a college freshman, and while I like some of it the rest is almost unlistenable.

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    21. Only "Quinton's On His Way" is unlistenable, and I kind of think it's supposed to be.

      YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER MUST BE MOS DEF BECAUSE YOU LISTEN TO RAP LIKE A PERSON WHO HAS PROBLEMS HEARING AND THEREFORE IS MISGUIDED IN THEIR ASSESSMENT OF ITS VALUE!!!

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    1. Well me, for one. Did you ever stop to think about the end of space? I mean, can space really end? Let's say you swallowed a magic pill that took you all the way to the end of the universe. You're on the inside of the end of the universe. There's got to be an outside, right? What's on the outside of the end of space?

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    2. Burritos, dude. I fucking meant burritos. It's a fucking Monday morning, you gotta save that cosmic shit for the weekend.

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  3. You're all welcome for that link two days ago. I threw that in there after my little bitchy fit I threw initially because I kind of felt dumb for being petty about that particular comment, and then it just... it just felt right (you know, as a response to myself.) Of course, I forgot that you can't use quotation marks in the names here because HTML is retarded, so that's why there's all the superfluous punctuation/verbiage.

    Here's where I originally saw it (select "I am under 21"), and then I remembered it during my little screed.

    Sadly, that single post is greater than my entire output on Deadspin.

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    1. You have created quite a legacy for someone too young to read about beer. The balog thanks you.

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    2. Well, I mean, I'm 25 (as of yesterday!) A friend of mine showed it to me at some point, and thus it came to be in my world.

      Here's the thing I don't understand: aside from an awesome thing like that occasionally occurring, why in the hell would ANYONE EVER click "I am under 21" when you are on the Internet - you know, the kind of place where grown men take on false identities and then blog about their false identities on the regular?

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  4. I really really really hate it when my Deadspin gets mixed with politics.

    Not saying I agree or disagree with Dickey position, either. It's just that, especially now, it's so much worse in the comment section.

    Please take it somewhere else.

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    1. By somewhere else, I hope you mean the comment section of the Richard Bachman post.

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    2. That's great. I replied to it before I read this. Genius.

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  5. Thanks RMJ=H, it's nice to be back. It looks like our class schedule will have me contributing off and on most mornings for a few months. Afternoons will be more of a toss up depending on whether I'm studying on a laptop or in a lab. But I think I'll be able to make it work.

    Embarrassing how much I missed deadspin and commenting though.

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    1. =vlookup("SbV8",Reactions,2,0)

      [hits enter, copy, paste values, ok]

      ="pumps fist"

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  6. I don't care what you motherfuckers think. I was named Time's Person of the Year once.

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  7. Who wants to talk hip hop burritos? I just had "The Method Man" at my local joint. It's got refried beans, sick beats, carne asada, dope lyrics, sour cream, samples of guacamole, pieces of chronic and a 9mm bullet. So good.

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    1. Just heard that Voodoo Donuts in Portland has an Old Dirty Bastard. It's just a donut with Oreos?

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  8. 'Sup bros? Who wants to chillax, find some broads and maybe get one of these hoochies to go skiing?

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