Tag Archives: andre 3000

On Kanye vs. Diddy

One of the lower-key debates (perhaps it only seemed low-key because I’ve essentially been in music-blog detox for the last two weeks) that ushered out the year in music concerned Kanye’s Mega Epic vs. Diddy’s Mega Epic. Alex MacPherson (a … Continue reading

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On Idiosyncrasy, Part 2: a model in action

Listening to Skipp Coon and Mr. Nick has prompted me to follow up my previous pieces in the series (here, regarding Yelawolf, and here, regarding Rob Roy). Peep “drift,” “angels & demons” and “when i grow up” from Skipp and … Continue reading

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A million emcees and they ain’t sayin nothin

Here’s a rap PSA of sorts. My top 5 rappers, in no particular order: Andre 3000 Pharoahe Monch Big Pun Black Thought Eminem This is apropos of a conversation I had tonight about young rappers, great rappers, and the fact … Continue reading

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Support good music

Above please find a picture of my perpetually pasty hand holding a copy of Sir Lucious Left Foot. I bought it. It’s awesome. I feel really good about myself. I think I’m gonna take a nice big sleep and just … Continue reading

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At the movies with Outkast

The bottom of Outkast’s barrel is better than all of your barrels combined. Even when they’re just kickin’ the ballistics on movie soundtracks, they’re putting out music that is well beyond the average wheel turning that shows up with most … Continue reading

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On Limitations and Idiosyncrasies, Part 1.5: We don’t really do that “new new” ’round these parts…

And this isn’t really “new” per se–I believe the song was released sometime in fall ’09 and this video dropped in February–but it came to me in an e-mail and has been steadily growing on me over the last few … Continue reading

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Stanklove

Listen, we can debate who the truth is like Jews and Christians (Β© Jay Elechanukkah), but most heads can agree that Outkast have always been ahead of their time–or at very least, at the top of their class. I’ve been … Continue reading

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