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Favorite Albums of the Decade: Girl Talk – The Nightripper

Girl Talk – Night Ripper (2007) I had heard of Girl Talk in early ’07 via My Old Kentucky Blog. Admittedly, I initially didn’t give him a chance based on his ridiculous name. As the number of blogs in my RSS feed grew, so did the places I saw Greg Gillis’ ridiculous moniker. In June, […]

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albums Alt Country

Favorite Albums of the Decade: Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood

Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (2006) Not too many ladies were on my playlists around Spring 2006, but that would change upon hearing Neko Case. Laura’s recent mixtapes had me looking for new kinds of music in many places and one that I had neglected was Impact 89FM, MSU’s college radio station. […]

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albums Hip-Hop

Favorite Albums of the Decade: Kanye West – Late Registration

Kanye West – Late Registration (2005) It might have been the fact that I had moved from a 2 bedroom apt to a duplex near downtown East Lansing. It could have possibly been that this album was a part of “British Thursdays” and most Friday and Saturday nights. Its most likely that Kanye West created […]

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albums Hip-Hop

Favorite Albums of the Decade: Jay-Z – The Blueprint/The Black Album

Jay-Z – The Blueprint (2001)/The Black Album (2003) 2001 and 2003 were definitely interesting times for Shawn Carter and me. In 2001, Jay-Z had just beat a criminal case and came off one of his weaker albums. In 2001, I had been second guessing my decision to stay at home, rather than East Lansing and […]

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albums Hip-Hop

Favorite Albums of the Decade: Bubba Sparxxx – Deliverance

Bubba Sparxxx – Deliverance (2003) Hip-hop/rap mixtapes were always my thing. After a push from my good friend Gutter (the creator of Nark Vol.1), it was my goal to pass on the newest rap to my friends every few months. During the previous year, I took a break from the Nark series (Vol. 18 to […]

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albums Hip-Hop

Favorite Albums of the Decade: Little Brother – The Listening

Little Brother – The Listening (2003) Still at home attending U of M-Flint, my interest in hip-hop was high, but the genre was at an all time low. Radio was obviously trash, Jay-Z was ready to hang the mic up and OutKast was good, but diverting from hip-hop even further. I needed a new outlet […]

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Favorite Albums of the Decade: The Prelude

I’m obvisously not Pitchfork or Complex, but all this “Best Of The Decade” talk, got me thinking as well. The past 10 years haven’t been the best for my all time favorite genre, hip-hop. I mean, 1990 to 1999 will probably hold forever some of my favorite albums of my lifetime. You really can’t argue […]