It is time to close the doors here at You Must Learn.
Though I likely should have made this announcement some months ago, the decision has only come into clear focus within the last few weeks. I’ve abandoned these shores for the greener (read: faster) pastures of tumblr with Yaks Might Leak…which I may now call You Must Learn. I’m not sure. I’m also blogging for Respect-mag.com, where you can catch all of the glorious thinkpieces you weren’t missing from my days of more frequent posting.
To eulogize a bit: You Must Learn was started over two years ago by my main man Nick Heller, who has since gone on to become quite the music video director. Sometime in late 2009, I grabbed the reigns of YML and steered it toward my own deranged creative vision. Which is to say it never really cohered into much more than posts about Yelawolf songs, rambling near 2000 word dedications to Rich Boy, and extreme invectives against Drake (the most offensive of which has since been deleted, not because the Illuminati got to me, but because…well the reason isn’t important, but don’t try to find it, it’s not here). I always wanted to redesign and refocus YML. The time was never right, and, so, rather than paring things down and creating something with a clearer vision, I just sort of stopped posting this May. I made the jump to Tumblr and basically kept doing everything I was doing here.
With new opportunities arising (and a few things still waiting in the wings), You Must Learn no longer really makes sense. I’m not sure who will read this final post, but thanks to anyone and everyone that has spent any time on You Must Learn over the last 2+ years. You helped validate my rampant egomania and simultaneously temper it by occasionally telling me (online and, more importantly, in person) that I was a raving, pedantic lunatic and that no one cares about a Rich Boy essay.
Peace to the gods.
Photo by Joe Perez
Dearest anyone who stumbles upon You Must Learn,
As you may have noticed if you check in here regularly, things have crept to somewhat of a halt since April.
This post is not the return of the gangsta, but rather a message that our hiatus is going to be a little bit longer. I’m currently switching over to posterous as a blogging platform because WordPress just ain’t doin it right. The return of YML will feature a bit more focused content, a new contributor, and a few goodies in the way of pieces I’ve been planning for a while.
For now, you can do the knowledge over at Yaks Might Leak, a little tumblr that’s going to supplement You Must Learn from now until the next rapture, whenever that may be. You can also catch frequent contributions from me for my main man Rajib’s spot, Whole Wheat Cracker.
So hang tight and respect the Yak.
Update: You can also peep some new posts from Mr. Nicolas Heller and I at Free Shabazz, the latest blogging venture from the illegitimate children of Ricky Shabazz.
Returning briefly from my hiatus to present Thoth’s Volume 1 hosted by Statik Selektah. I absolutely promise I’ll be back soon with other big time content, but this shit knocks so you should download it.
“What It Is” – Thoth (prod. Rune)
I’ve known Thoth for seven or eight years now. I’ve heard a lot of material that will never see the light of day, I’ve talked about a lot of future dreams, and I’ve had many conversations about the mixtape you see above, Volume 1. It’s been a long road to getting Volume 1 out, but it’s here, it’s great, and it’s only the beginning (and it features production from YML favorite and friend RUNE!–you can check out their collaboration, “What it Is” above).
Peep the tracklist and download below, featuring some serious indie heavy hitters. Motherfucking Raekwon. Damn.
Download Thoth’s Volume 1.
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Pardon the interruption but this was bugging me for a minute haha
…that is all
In my ongoing attempts to bring you music that I love, The Round Up is going to provide a weekly window into the new (and occasionally not so new) songs that are the populating my playlists. Expect it every Wednesday. Hold me to my word. (right click tracks to download)
Skipping the Round Up this week because I haven’t had time to dig, download, and organize thoughts. We shall resume in May with a double dosage of Round Up goodness. Sorry to the seven of you who care.
Oh wait, here’s something:
Get buck to that.