Monday, May 09, 2005

Bloggers and rappers: separated at birth?

I missed this when it first came out. But I think it presents a highly credible thesis--heretofore unremarked upon-- on the deep and powerful affinities between rappers and bloggers.


At 1:24 PM, May 09, 2005, Blogger Alex said...

I am a fan of this article, but I would have appreciated at least some discussion of the parallels between Chrenkin' Off and Gettin' Crunk.

At 10:06 PM, May 09, 2005, Blogger Alex said...

Brian, do you listen to hip-hop? Can you name 5 rappers without using google? Perhaps you've given hip-hop a fair hearing, but it seems more likely you're just regurgitating some opinion you heard in 1990.

Back to the topic of rap/blog connections, I think this lyric from Mos Def is interesting. It's meant to describe hip-hop, but could equally apply to the blogosphere:

Stimulant and sedative, original, repetitive
Violently competitive, a school unacredited...

At 3:57 AM, May 11, 2005, Blogger Tom Grey said...

I suggest another connection:
shabot6000 with a cute robot, rabbi and friend.

Some think it the best reason for the internet (I think JibJab is better.)


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