For the peak bloghouse years, —08, I was there. Bear, Discobelle, Disco Delicious, Hollertronix message boards, Palms Out Sounds, Aggregators like Hype Machine, and hundreds and thousands more that are mostly now in some digital graveyard, along with their expired Megaupload. Keep in mind all these things going on: George W. It was a confusing time all around, before social media got us all fully self-aware and woke.
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I'm providing a link from a contact on Myspace. I'm providing the link as a public service, but who knows how long it will be up there. Anyway, first impressions are that Kanye and company are trying too hard to court the hipster crowd, which is funny cause 'Ye was all up in arms when French hipsters Justice beat him out for a MTV Europe award. While groups like Clipse and Spank Rock can rock the Pabst Blue Ribbon crowd with ease, Kanye and company seem to be straining themselves to rap over tracks from Thom Yorke and hipster faves Peter Bjorn and John's "Young Folks," which left me scratching my head. All in all, though, this is a solid effort, but not because of Kanye's rapping. In the traditional sense, this ain't a mixtape, just a collection of songs that most blog readers and Okayplayer members already have for example Ye's "Throw Some D's Remix" and Common's "The People". West really knows what he's doing when it comes to the rap game.
First Impressions: Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothing Mixtape
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