Friday, April 23, 2010
Here’s another issue that was stolen from me way back when. I’m sure it wasn’t for the Kid ‘N Play cover story. I’m guessing it was because of the Ice Cube article and record report. I still can’t believe Cube was trying to get into the Nation of Islam while doing St. Ides commercials. I remember reading this and thinking how ass backwards he was becoming. And he never became a member of the NOI anyway.
Was anyone else a fan of Del’s first album? I lucked up and bought that for like $5.99 at a used music store in New Jersey back in ’91. That album is severely slept on, in my opinion, and deserved every bit of the 4 mics it was given. Do you agree?
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Source September 1990 issue
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
By the way, I found some of these old Source covers at the official Source website. I can’t believe that after all these years, someone over there finally got up off their azz to post a small portion of their history. Maybe they’ve been checking out Press Rewind? And it actually looks like they a lifted a file or two from our sites but we don’t own them in the first place so what can we do. Anyway, take a moment to check out the other stuff they have posted:
5 Mic/Broken Record reviews - http://www.thesource.com/categories/126/
Other notable reviews - http://www.thesource.com/categories/128/
Various Unsigned Hype - http://www.thesource.com/categories/130/
Source Covers - http://www.thesource.com/categories/224/
And do yourself a favor and buy a used copy of that Edutainment CD, if you haven’t already. It’s more than worth the $3.99.
Monday, February 08, 2010
It really seemed as if Mos Def’s “New World Water” had conspired against me this week. Damn near 3 feet of snow buried me in the house on Wednesday and no matter how much I shoveled, it just kept coming back. Then we had a mini flood in the basement that gotthisclose to destroying all of my Timberland boxes filled with old tapes from the 80’s and 90’s AND just missed my giant plastic bin of old Source, Blaze, XXL and Ego Trip magazines. And on top of that, wack azz Comcast internet went down for 2 ½ days so I wasn’t able to handle some important business or post this until today. Verizon FiOS anyone?
This issue is rather ironic with the earthquake hitting Haiti just a few weeks ago and The Fugees visiting Haiti for a free concert back in ’97 at the height of their popularity. It’s sort of sad to read about them working well together then knowing that they would never make another group album. But honestly, back in ’95, when that “Fu-Gee-La” single dropped, I never predicted they’d sell a gazillion copies of The Score and I’ve never liked Wyclef or Pras anyway. They were Lauryn’s group from the day I bought their first album and those guys were just background singers. I’ve told my wife numerous times that Wyclef should have stopped making albums after The Score and that he’s in the top 5 on my “Why are these people popular when they’re really wack” list. And I’m not alone in this opinion. I think Brandan hates him, too.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Not to be graphic or anything but this issue was great for reading while on the toilet lately. I figured everyone else would enjoy it as well so I decided to skip ahead and scan this. With Big Pun as hot as he was back then, I still waited a few months before buying his CD, even after reading the 4 mic review here. He essentially made a double CD into a single CD (24 tracks or so). Does it still deserve 4 mics today? It’s hard to believe that this was the heralded ‘rookie class’ back in ’98, too. Compared to the XXL 2009 freshman list, which do you like better? I also have to admit that I did not like DMX in ’98 and never bought his music but he was hotter than almost everyone that year with two platinum albums. And no one was really giving Cam’Ron a chance either even with Biggie’s cosign. And what about Kurupt? I swore he would finally get some solo shine with his double CD. I can’t remember if it was his label situation or some other politics that stole his thunder but it didn’t sell as well as he thought it would. And wasn’t he engaged to Foxy Brown back then, too? Anyway, if you enjoy this issue, then let me know and I may skip ahead to some other issues in ’98, ’99, or ‘00.
Source June 1998 issue and fat tape
Friday, January 01, 2010
It’s kind of odd that this would be my first post of 2010 since this issue features one of the clowns that I loathe. He’s on the top 10 list of people I wish would be stung by HIV infected jellyfish and then eaten by vampire turtles. Yeah, I think him and
XXL #1 featuring Jay-Z