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Blog Building 3/08/09

There’s not a whole lot to report this week, but that’s a good thing. I know that many of you have been hard at work exploring our archives, and I encourage you to keep at it. For those that are not in the know, we recently published a useful guide to our favorite posts, a sort of “Editor’s Picks” kind of list. Access it here and catch up, already.

This week’s poll, which asked you to name your favorite Gang Starr album, had an interesting outcome. Moment of Truth emerged victorious, but the margin was quite small, with Hard To Earn coming in very close at second place. My personal favorite Daily Operation garnered a respectable number of votes, but the all-time game-changing classic Step In The Arena appears to be all but forgotten. That’s a shame, so expect a full album analysis for Gang Starr Month (April, suckas!) with breakdowns of the beats and lyrics. More immediately, look out for a new poll this week that’ll deal with Notorious B.I.G.’s singles.
And speaking of Biggie, tomorrow we have a modest memorial planned. In addition to that you can look forward to the following:
A “long lost” Twista album
Trans Europe Express revisited
A “homegrown” remix of Big L “Put It On”
A compilation of hip hop from East Palo Alto, CA
And much more in store…

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2 Responses to “Blog Building 3/08/09”

  1. PAS says:

    Word, Step in the arena is one of my all time favorites but Daily Operation is just, well, immaculate. Gang Starr month sounds amazing!!
    I love this place.

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  2. The Big Sleep says:

    So that's why Verge wanted that L a capella. Now I'm interested to hear/see what came of that project.

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