anyways here's the back and forth between me and the sort-of hipster The Lawn loves to hate...
since breihan called out the lawn--the justus league message board--heres what some on the lawn think of him.
Posted by: bsidewinzagain at May 3, 2006 06:58 PMBside, I like how you only have one entry on your blog and it's all about how I'm a hipster. If you only knew how utterly not cool I am. (And since when do I perpetrate like I'm from Brooklyn? I'm a Baltimore dude, and I talk about Baltimore maybe too much here.)
I never said anything about hipsters being cool. In fact the point of that rant was that hipsters are not all that cool. I think that they adopt what they think other people perceive to be cool and make it work with their cooler-than-me lifestyle. Whether you fall into that category or not was not the point. Rather, I think some of your tastes and opinions seem to resemble those of hipsters who perpetrate that they are from Brooklyn. But you do offer an interesting perspective and whether I disagree or not you are making a lot of the nerd rap kids angry. So you must be doing something right. As far as the lack of material on my blog, like any good nerdy rap fan I I spend most of my time ranting on a hip hop message board, the Lawn.
Posted by: bsidewinzagain at May 3, 2006 10:10 PM
For the record: Tom Breihan is no hipster.
Posted by: Will Dukes at May 4, 2006 03:19 AM
Well done Bside. You cut to the heart of it like a champ. Dilla doesn't suck. Weezy doesn't suck. Common doesn't suck. Jeezy doesn't suck. "Hipsters who perpetrate like they're from Brooklyn" do. Unfortunately, as you've conceded, this doesn't include Tom. Still that's a pretty sweet anti-"hipsters who perpetrate like they're from Brooklyn" blog you've got going. Keep up the good work.
Dan Higgs is a monster, yeah. He's coming to town to do a couple of solo improv jews-harp shows later in the month, and it'll probably be terrible, but I'm still pretty amped.
Glad nobody's calling me a hipster. That would be so embarrassing. I wouldn't be able to leave the house. I kinda like your anti-hipster/anti-me rant, Bside, but I don't think Dilla was overrated. That was the point of the thing, admitting that I'd always dismissed him out of hand and only realized what I was missing when he died and I actually bothered to sit down and listen to a bunch of his stuff straight through. He couldn't rap, though.
The Mountain Goats are really fucking great. You might like them.
Maybe I would like the Mountain Goats. I'll peep. But how can you love 3-6 and then say that Dilla can't rhyme? If you love those dudes then you certainly appreciate that personality goes a long way. You can't love "Slob on my Knob" because of the lyrical acrobatics that those dudes display. The point is that neither dilla nor 3-6 are great rappers, but they have personality, and that means a lot. Underground rap kids always underate personality, not realizing its the key. Jay-Z is better than Nas because of personality, not lyrical prowess--in that category its a toss up (or maybe goes to Nas). Obviously you get that--so how can you dismiss Dilla's rapping because his rhymes aren't the greatest?