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Bet Ya House On It

July 30, 2008

Nocturnal? Classic
Magnum Force? No Comment
D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team)? Best Album of 2008 ? Odds gotta be 2/1!

Supposedly, September 30th is the day that D.I.R.T. will be released to the masses. I am putting it right there at the number one spot for my most anticipated album of 2008. Really, what can fuck with it? The only other artists right now that I can think of off the top of the head are Blu & Exile and maybe NYOil. If you heard their leaked track, “Everything is Heltah Skeltah” then you know what you are in store for: creative concepts, clever rhymes that give you hope about a change in the current status of hip-hop, and a dope beat.

For a minute I was getting worried there, it seemed like Rock and Ruck would never bring it back together. All of a sudden- BOOM. Sean P went from being the second most talked about rapper in Heltah Skeltah to being one of the most respected and talked about rappers in the game. He dropped two solo albums with his most recent having some guest spots from Rock, which gave all the HS fans something to tide them over.

Also, from the sounds of the new HS track, Sean P is back to his old form vocally. When listening to recent tracks and seeing him perform live , I started to wonder if I should mail some fuckin’ Ricola to Duck Down. Sean P sounded mad hoarse.

Seems like someone made a trip to the ear, nose and throat doctor, cause Sean P is sounding  like vintage “Operation Lockdown”-era Ruck but with new tricks up his sleeve. Add Rock, who will forever have one of the dopest voices in hip-hop and you have a recipe for guaranteed success. If you are going to download shit in 2008 then download that ringtone bs, buy this ish. Perhaps if people start supporting ish like this, we can expect higher quality hip-hop on a more regular basis. Oh yeah, what albums are everyone out there anticipating?


Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme Episode 6 Recap

May 26, 2008

The 6th episode of Miss Rap Supreme found the ladies drinking, drinking, and drinking some more. Rece Steele couldn’t hold her booze and started vomiting in her bed. Honestly, this is some reality TV I could do without.  As much as I don’t really feel female MC’s, I really don’t feel vomit. Nikki2States hopped right in there like a champ, and explained that she had four kids. Four kids! Rece later shat on herself off camera and Nikki jumped right up with a diaper so she did not get homesick or anything.

After everyone sobered up you had some more Byata and Chiba bickering. This is really starting to get just a tad old. I get it. They don’t like each other. Ughhhh. The ladies were called out to a talent contest, which believe it or not was amusing. Not in that way. Rece danced, Nikki failed to hula hoop (as much as she shakes her ass?), Chiba jumped rope, Ms. Cherry did a busted ass cartwheel, and Byata kick boxed. I would say don’t quit your day job ladies, but part of me wonders if they have one.

After the no talent show, they were split into teams with Nikki and Rece landing on one while Chiba, Byata and Ms. Cherry made up the other. Byata’s looked like someone pissed in her cereal when she realized Chiba was on her team. Great, more bickering. The ladies were given Just Blaze beats and asked to write hit pop/rap crossover records. Serch made a Salt N Pepa and Eve reference. Just a little time in between those songs. Byata made a reference that being a white girl made it easier for her to make a pop song. Huh?

The ladies got into the studios with Just Blaze who was wearing a shirt that said “Tax Write Off”. Those beats constitute his charitable donations for the year. You and I donate to 3rd world countries or Toys for Tots, Just Blaze donates to Miss Rap Supreme. It’s all good, they need it.  The rest of the studio time was spent with Byata and Cherry arguing with the lyric content from Chiba, because they instructions stated that it had to be clean. Serch, have you listened to the radio in the last 5 years? Not even the  pop hits are clean anymore. Every song has a reference to something sexual or violent. This is not the 80’s, guys. Rece’s team struggled with melody as Nikki had a hard time delivering the hook with the amount of time given.

The ladies then took their finished product to the radio and jumped around like crazy in the studio as their songs played. The majority of the comments were positive, despite one listener who declared the track as garbage. Hell, they even said it with different accents. While listening to the tracks, I felt Byata’s team had an edge because the track was more of a club banger. Rece’s song sounded more complete despite the hook not really being on point. After all was said and done, Serch and Yo-Yo picked Byata’s team as the winner. Yo-Yo couldn’t remember the hook for Rece’s song. Funny, because can anyone remember a hook from a Yo-Yo song? Not hatin’, just sayin’.

When elimination time came….. (hold on, Serch’s goatee is distracting as hell! get some Just For Men ASAP)

Ok… the ladies were asked to write about their fathers. Beautiful! Let us give them another opportunity to tell us how their daddies ditched their mothers and left them broke. Men are bastards. Rece delivered her verse with a lot of passion, but she didn’t really make much eye contact. I was worried she was going to have a seizure. Someone also needs to get her on that What Not To Wear show immediately.  Nikki2States pretty much did a spoken word, and didn’t rap her verse. I was wondering when she would start rapping instead of talking like she was giving a lecture. This laid back approach led to her being eliminated. Get home to yo kids, fool!

Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme Episode 4 Recap

May 5, 2008

Byata wanted to rip off Chiba’s mask this week

Episode 4 of Miss Rap Supreme was fairly unspectacular. It was mildly entertaining and all, but this season still lacks the characters that made the White Rapper Show really fun to write about. Right now the only drama going on is the Byata/Chiba war. Will this play into the decision made at the end of the episode? Hmmmm. Perhaps these ladies are too intelligent to come off as total clowns like Jus Rhyme or John Brown, but I’m not sure if coming off as mediocre is really a better alternative.

Anyway, on to the show. At this point the lines have been set. Chiba hates Byata. Byata hates Chiba. Rece Steele seems to have a strong dislike for Chiba. Byata even threatened to remove Chiba’s sunglasses and let the world see her funky eye. Not to her face, cause that would have been a bit too mean. Funny, but mean. Somewhere, Slick Rick is rooting for Byata to be eliminated. Lady Twist becomes angered by all this division in the house and tries to play peacemaker. When she failed, she decided to take some vodka to the head. Little attention seeking, methinks. Twist thought she was doing a good deed, but didn’t realize she was stepped into a middle of a race war. Race war=ratings. Don’t fuck up the ratings, Twist.

The ladies are given a drama challenge which John Singleton judged. He actually said a few things, but looked pretty bored for the majority of the performances. The funniest moment came when he asked the ladies if they were literate. This coming from the man who cast Janet Jackson as a lead! Lady Twist and Nikki2States won the challenge by forming complete sentences and picked the teams for the upcoming dance challenge. Nikki went with Rece Steele and Byata, while Twist, Ms Cherry, Bree and Chiba were on a team. Nikki began salivating immediately as she realized she would get to shake her ass in the challenge.

Venture inside Nikki2States’ game room

The teams were given 60 minutes to write a verse, hook and choreograph. What the fuck is this? Top Chef? I must say that the performances exceeded my expectations. Perhaps it is better to give marginally talented people a short amount of time to create, because when you give them all day they let all the shitty ideas mess everything up. Twist’s team came up with the idea of a dance that involved “sweeping the floor.” Not a good idea to come up with a dance that your captain CAN’T EVEN DO! Poor Twist just hopped around the stage and looked quite helpless. Bree did some sort of spasm thing, and I know that she has to be related to G Child in some way. The B Boys in the back looked rather bored during the performance, but Yo-Yo was getting down. Next up was Nikki’s team. They kicked a wack ass hook in the beginning and their choreography was pretty simple. By simple, I mean it involved Nikki shaking her ass all around. Rece brought the best lyrics and delivered the best overall performance. This led to Nikki’s team being declared the winner and Rece winning the Salt N Pepa suite.

In the elimination challenge, the ladies were required to write about drama, including drama that has gone on in the house. Byata could be seen rubbing her hands together and clutching her My Name Is Earl season 1 dvd as she continued to talk about “karma being a bitch.” Cherry kicked a verse that seemed to have nothing about drama in it. Is it just me or does she say the same shit every week? Her accent is also annoying as fuck. Bree kicked some pity raps about growing up fast, her family being involved in a meth ring, the FBI hunting them down, and a Waco like standoff involving her cousins. No, not really but her rhyme was a 2Pac imitation and sounded like a wack nursery rhyme. Twist kicked a rhyme where she tried again to be peacemaker and describe Byata and Chiba’s beef as a misunderstanding (without saying their names). Twist, she called her a white devil. Not really a misunderstanding. Chiba then stepped up and choked JScott Norwood style.

At the deliberations, Serch and Yo-Yo were puzzled by Twist’s verse and didn’t know who it was addressing. How can you be the host of a show and be unaware of what conflicts have been going on? Do they just swing by and tape 5 minute skits and bounce? Serch walked in at the end of Byata and Chiba going at it last week. Nobody filled him in? Gimme a break. Despite Chiba’s poor performance, Twist is told to step off. Don’t really think her attempt to be the United Nations and stop the only dramatic part of Miss Rap Supreme really helped her chances. Had they gotten rid of Chiba, the show would have gone in the toilet big time, so I understand.

Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme Episode 3 Recap

April 28, 2008

Episode 3 of MRS was easily the most entertaining yet. Appearances by various rappers, race wars, and dreams of the devil. The episode began with Byata stating what was on every viewers’ mind- Lionezz is super wack. Byata may be an average rapper as far as I’m concerned but she sure can spot a weak MC. Shortly after the shit talking we saw Bree attempting to teach Byata how to fight and revealing her boxing past. According to her, they were going to turn her pro and she chose rapping instead. You have chosen…. poorly.

We soon got down to the real deal as the ladies were divided into teams based on a competition in which they had to dress like their favorite male rappers. The early money favorite was Lady Twist, but she did not end up winning. I was most impressed with Byata and Rece Steele’s versions of Kanye West and LL Cool J. Obviously this challenge was in jest, but it really summed up why female MC’s are pretty much awful- they try to hard to be like men. Why does a female have to have male swagger? Too many female MC’s try and write from a male point of view, which comes off as quite silly and pitiful. Nikki2States won the challenge along with Bree as they had to become Andre 3000 and Eazy E. Serch was laughing for about 20 minutes straight and forgot the fact he was just dressed up as a postman.

As soon as the teams were chosen, Byata was hot that she had Lionezz on her team. Can’t say I blame her. Byata’s statements were justified shortly after when Lionezz kicked one of the most ridiculous nonsensical rhymes ever. Lionezz actually rhymed with a straight face- “Got men running after me/ Like I’m walking the dog.” Despite her team’s attempts to explain that she was rapping jibberish and that her English is on the level of Arnold in Terminator, she still declared that it was a “hot line.” If there are no female MC’s in the nation that could outperform Lionezz’ non English speaking ass then women might as well just give up. You have no future in hip-hop. None. Zilch.

After their brainstorming, which turned out to be for naught; Byata started preaching to Rece Steele that Chiba was the devil. Why, you ask? Well, Byata has vivid dreams without the aid of hallucinogenic drugs, which she follows to the letter. In her dream Chiba came to her as the devil, which means she has to be the devil. It was very Chavez of Byata.

Chiba let it be known that she was not going to be labeled as pure evil without a fight. She explained to Byata that due to the fact they kissed she could not possibly be the devil. Her pleas fell on deaf ears, so she declared that due to Byata’s white skin, she was in fact the devil. This was very Da Lench Mob “Buck Tha Devil” of Chiba.

Byata responded with an open mouth as she walked around in circles looking like someone punched her in the gut. All the other white ladies in the room are apparently fans of Brand Nubian and Poor Righteous Teachers because they had no issue with Chiba’s “white devil” declarations. Maybe this is due to the fact all white people are evil is found in the Bible according to Chiba. Serch immediately sprang from nowhere and sat down looking uncomfortable as hell. He wasn’t depicted making one statement about the racial issues in the house, and looked a tad scared to do so. Instead, he had a better idea which can make anyone forget the racial hatred which boils in their hearts- go to Too Short’s mansion.

The ladies rolled up to Too Short’s mansion and learned they would have to respond to a Too Short verse. As Too Short dropped a misogynistic rhyme with colorful phrases about feminine hygiene products, the ladies smiled in admiration. Who doesn’t like to be called a bitch and told they are useless if they can’t sexually perform? That’s right! Nobody! You think this would have been the time for the Ego Trip crew to give a nod to one of their hosts and recognize one of the best he said she said tracks in rap history- Yo Yo & Threat’s “Hoes.” You guys fucking dropped the ball on that one!

Both teams kicked fairly mediocre verses, with Bree’s team having a more complete flow and Nikki2State’s team going for a punchline approach. With a Left Eye arson reference, we knew who was going to win this competition. Nikki had to dig deep in the memory banks for that line. Nikki2States won the Salt N Pepa suite for the night where she found the butler in her room willing to do whatever she asked. She changed my opinion of her just a little when she hit him with a paddle and made him declare that he was black and proud. Just as the ladies were winding down, Serch brought in Ghostface Killah, who looked like he had 345 places he would rather be. His first line of advice was the most appropriate, as he told the ladies to pray… for skills! Just kidding, that last part was me. Ghost gave some standard confidence pep talk and feigned amusement at the ladies awkward flows.

When elimination was upon them, they were told they had to write about women ruling the world. Funny, funny. As Bree’s team goes up for elimination, it is obvious that Byata and Ms. Cherry are not going to be eliminated. This left the two wackest white girls in the house. Bree stumbled and stumbled some more while Lionezz made a poor attempt to rap in English. Serch and Yo Yo stated that they had a difficult decision. Difficult in the way choosing what flavor of Mad Dog 20/20 you are going to drink. No matter what your decision is, you aren’t going to be happy with what you have. Lionezz was asked to step off and walked into the sunset with her German to English translator.

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Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme Episode 1 Recap

April 14, 2008

Are there some dope female rappers out? None that I am really interested in laying down my hard earned cash for. Sure there are a variety of dope tracks here and there from females, but not many dope albums. Last year, Ego Trip showed us the dark underbelly of the white rap community. This year they go for another niche market- the female rapper.

The legendary Bert Sugar once wrote an article entitled, I’d Rather Poke My Eye Out With A Sharp Stick Than Watch Woman’s Boxing. This is my attitude when it comes to female rappers. They are like a circus act for the most part. Going into this season of Miss Rap Supreme, at least I know what to expect. An entertaining reality show. Last year MC Serch forgot the fact that he was on a reality show that accentuated the absurd and began to act like he was on a mission from God to save hip-hop. Hopefully this year he wises up. That blue ass tux makes me think so.

Now on to the first episode…

The first segment was the pageant format. Yo-Yo looked good and everything, but I think she is a downgrade from Prince Paul. In the history of female rappers, she is def a fav, but I have a feeling her feedback is going to be lacking. The first task was to narrow the cast down from 25 to ten. Most of the women opened up with ra ra ra, violent lyrics. A theme that will carry on throughout the episode.

Miss CKC, who is wack, gets dissed for actually showing personality. We learn that Chiba went through a car windshield and is now damaged goods like Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky. Instead of wearing that cool mask like Cruise she just combs her hair in front of her eye. Bree is obviously a west coast version of G Child, while Twist displayed some personality. She embraces her chubbiness. Unfortunately, the Fat Boys spiel won’t work in the 21st century. Serch recognized that Byata is Russian. Does this mean she has fetal alcohol syndrome? DAB tells a sob story. Enough with the PSA’s, please. Serch politely asked Khia what it feels like to go from 800k to nothing. He was curious what 800k feels like.

Next up the ladies entered their dwelling which contained various themes. You have the Eve room, the Lil Kim room and the Foxy Brown room, which actually has a bread and water diet. All that was missing is some fake nails and a hearing aid. Cut to the shot of liquor. Ego Trip knows what is up.

Women+alcohol+cameras=reality TV wonders. They are going to fuck and fight! Within 30 seconds the ladies were playing truth and dare. Batya is obviously all about the ladies, and kissed everybody in sight with no hesitation. Khia is going on about having a track record because she has been rapping for 10 years and has one hit. Nikki2States actually has 4 kids! She then goes all crazy on DAB because she was a crack whore. Now, that is life experience!

After the kissing came the conflict. Khia is beefing because she is being called a one hit wonder. For all these violent lyrics, there is not much violence. Just a bunch of pushing and yelling. Ms. Cherry says to check her record. Bitch, you better check Khia’s record. She has been arrested 50 fucking times.

After that they split the groups into two teams with Nikki and Ms Cherry being the captains. The white girls got picked last. Shocker. They were then sent out to rhyme for the ladies in the community. This kind of mission supposedly has a name- a dummy mission! Oh, more silly challenges! Khia’s team goes crazy because they kicked what they believe is the Holy Grail of hooks, but is in fact, simply a wack hook.  They are now… rapping… at… a salon. How can you possibly have any sort of career after rapping at a salon for some middle age women? D.A.B. starts rapping about being a junkie. Please stop with the descriptive heroin rap! I can’t take it anymore.

Team Nicky got sent to a sorority house. Talk about being set up for failure. The German’s idea of a diss is stating that you look like a llama. She disproves Hitler’s master race beliefs simply by opening her mouth. Next they have to rap for some nuns. Byata explained that she can’t help that she sounds black, Khia rapped for her mom and started bawling.

The ballots pointed to Ms. Cherry’s team being the winner of the challenge. I honestly could not tell the fucking difference. The degree of wackness was apparently not as intense. Chiba gets the immunity crown for saying “use your third eye.” Someone has been listening to their LONS record. She gets escorted to the Salt N Pepa room as a reward.

Just after the celebration starts, the fighting begins again. D.A.B. walks out with a smile and the losing team goes bonkers. More pushing until D.A.B. and Nikki decided to battle. Nikki is the first person in the history of rap to use the word menstruation and mispronounce it. Someone said something about their prohibitions being lowered. These women are obviously mildly retarded. She continues to attack D.A.B. for having used crack. D.A.B. is wack and actually dropped a better battle verse. Nikki needs to realize that she already has 4 kids and most likely one will use crack in their lifetime based on her appearance and “life experience.”

The ladies were called into another room and stumbled upon a mirror. The mirror had Yo Yo with a turban on! Why is Yo Yo looking like something out of Pee Wee’s playhouse? Nikki is so perplexed by the talking mirror I was worried steam may come out her ears. The losing team was led into the elimination room and had to kick a 16 bar verse about all women on the face of the earth being one. Something like that. Byata led off with an average verse. Nikki rapped another verse about life experience. Rece outdelivered the others but avoided eye contact. Supposedly 1 in 150 people are autistic. Hmmm. Lionezz can’t rap and forgets her rhymes before she starts talking bout ripping weaves out of people’s heads. Khia drops a nursery rhyme about respect where she chants the same thing over and over.

At the end of the episode Lionezz is kicked off the show. Khia=ratings, yo. This is only going to get better. Fo sho.

Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme- Meet The Contestants

April 14, 2008

Ego Trip is back with another entertaining (??) show full of wack rappers. I never thought I would say it, but I agree with Game. In a recent interview he echoed the statements of many who understood the contestants were straight garbage. Does Ego Trip not know this? Anyway, last year’s White Rapper Show gave guys like John Brown their 15 minutes, which many of us found out was 15 minutes too many.

In advance of the airing of Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme I figured I would swing by the ladies’ Myspace pages and see what they were about. The findings may shock you.

1. Bree/23/Los Angeles, CA

VH1 SAYS: Don’t be fooled by Bree’s small stature, her boundless energy and relentless drive push this 23-year-old former boxer from L.A. to be the best. Determined to make the world see female rappers in a better light, she spits with purpose, spreading a positive message that packs a punch.

20/20PROOF SAYS: Bre has been demanded by 46 people in the New York area according to her Myspace. She has no chance in hell of winning this contest. Her lyrics are very Lifetime TV.

2. Byata/26/Brooklyn,NY

VH1 SAYS:Byata’s not your average white rapper. Born to Russian parents and raised in Coney Island, this tough, magnetic 26-year-old exudes confidence and has the skills to back it up. Coming with flow, lyrics and originality, B has created a unique and respected style that’s all her own.

20/20PROOF SAYS: She is not your average white rapper. She is your average Russian white rapper. She even states that she gets judged based on her skin tone. Cry me a river, yo. On one track I hear Bahamadia and on another I hear Paula Perry. Could win just based on the competition.


VH1 SAYS: At 23, D.A.B., aka Down Azz Bitch, has lived a lifetime. A victim of childhood molestation and a former heroin addict, this Dighton, MA native with killer abs has turned her struggles into words and wants to share her experiences with the world.

20/20PROOF SAYS: A white ex-junkie whose only exposure to hip-hop has been her 2Pac tapes. I think I will pass on the addict raps, thank you very much. If she is not eliminated quickly, I will be shocked.


Chiba, 28, knows a thing or two about fate, as this Jerzey-born, Atlanta-residing artist nearly lost her life in a car accident. But the accident made her serious about rapping and once recovered from her injuries, she dedicated herself to writing rhymes and performing.

20/20PROOF SAYS: Do we really need another track named “Shake It Girl” or “Crunk Juice” ? Will she be the wild card a la Shamrock? Will she win Miss Rap Supreme and never be heard from again? Guaranteed that Serch will get on her case for being one-dimensional one moment and praising her for her “edginess” the next. Yo-Yo will dig her.


VH1 SAYS: Thug Missses has beefed with Trina and a host of other rappers and now–anger management classes aside–this 31-year-old Tampa native is beefing with everyone in the Fembassy. After selling 800,000 copies of her hit single, “My Neck, My Back,” Khia, wants to show the universe that she’s not just the Queen of the South, she’s Miss Rap Supreme.

20/20PROOF: Can’t wait for another beef track about saggy titties. Based on her past behavior she will be great for reality TV. Why else would they put her on? Isn’t Khia being in this competition kinda like Cuba putting all their professional ballplayers in the Olympics and whipping our ass? Silly question, my fault. No chance in hell of winning.


VH1 SAYS: Love it or shove it, Lady Twist, has a story to tell. The 22-year-old Chicago college student may crack jokes at every turn, but she’s as serious about her lyrics and lightning-speed flow as she is about her journalism career.

Twist needs to face reality. Her calling in life is to play a character like Snupe on The Wire. Unfortunately, that show is done. She is overweight and looks like a dude. There is no market in hip-hop for ladies that resemble an obese high school boy. Please stay in college and be an X-Ray technician.


Lionezz’ hip hop roots go to her childhood, where her father was a DJ at a Munich roller-skating rink and she a dancer in a rap troupe. Despite her German roots, Lionezz, hates beer and cold weather, which might explain why this 29-year-old lives in sunny Orlando, FL.

Wow, the opposite of Lady Twist. Seems like she will be like the British girl from last season. What was her name? Uhmmmm….. yeah, who cares. Why does she live in Orlando? Stripping, perhaps? If your career has not launched by age 29, it ain’t going anywhere honey. Be like Twist and please go to college. This is not Invincible and you are not Marky Mark.


VH1 SAYS: From her swag to her speech, everything about Ms. Cherry screams Atlanta. Confident with a dope flow (not to mention a silky smooth singing voice), this 23-year-old Lady of the South makes everything she does look effortless, including going digitally platinum with her 2005 local hit, It’s Whateva.

20/20PROOF SAYS: With brilliant song titles like “Keep Dat Hoe” and “My Tool” it is obvious that Ms. Cherry is the definition of class. From her lyrics to her dumb song titles, everything about Ms. Cherry screams “ignorant.” Serch, are you in fucking debt?


Nicky2States combines the best of the North and the South. Born and bred on the mean streets of NY, this sexy, tell-it-like-it-is 28-year-old now lives with her children (and silver bullet) in Huntsville, Alabama. Though she’s a top-rate booty shaker with years of “life experience,” she’s relatively new to the rap game.

20/20PROOF SAYS: The great J-Zone once said “you wanna be a singer/ and you got 4 kids/ bitch you crazy.” Why would you go from stripping to rapping? Isn’t that like going from a job at Wall Street to McDonald’s manager? Since when did shaking your ass in a club mean you have life experience? The porn tape is going to hit soon, I just know it.


VH1 SAYS: Rece Steele reps the BX through and through. The daughter of rap artist L.A. Star, hip hop runs through this 25-year-old’s blood. Behind her hard delivery and crazy flow, Rece shows heart and passion, especially when it comes to talking about her first love…her son. But, don’t get it twisted, Rece suffers no fools and if you’re not real, you’ll quickly discover just how hard Steele can be.

20/20PROOF SAYS: WHAT… THE…FUCK. That look needs to go. However, I am going to go with Rece as my dark horse and pick her to win the Miss Rap Supreme championship. She has a style that will appeal to Yo Yo and Serch. Based on her Myspace music, she seems to be the best of the contestants at crafting a song.

The Wire Is Almost Over- Pick Up A Book

March 5, 2008


Listen. Currently, I have the same feeling of impending doom and sadness that every other Wire fan is experiencing right about now. There is not much time left for one of the greatest shows ever aired and the void left by its departure may never be filled. Now the question will soon be- what is left to watch on TV? And when I say watch, I don’t mean sit your ass down and happen to come across some shit that satisfies you for 30 or 60 minutes. Fuck satisfaction. I desire perfection.  I am talking about a show that you follow religiously. A show you purchase on DVD, discuss on message boards, and schedule other shit in your life around. The outlook as of now is fairly gloomy. If anyone has any recommendations for me, feel free to drop em in the comments or via email.

Despite the death of The Wire, there is a bright spot. Richard Price is still writing and he has a new book out. I just received Lush Life in the mail and it is classic Price so far. When it comes to dialogue, Richard Price can write his ass off. So for all you Wire fans, hit up Amazon cause they have the hardcover on sale right now for 15. Can’t beat that.