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Sage Francis
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Situation gets 3.5 stars in Rolling Stone  Reply with quote  

from rollingstone.com :

The rapper raised in Nova Scotia as Richard Terfry
almost tripped over his own ecumenism on 2005's Secret
House Against the World -- lots of keyboards, with
singing to match. On this "hooked on drums" return,
his worst offense against the basics is a concept:
1957 -- among many other things the year the
Situationist International began. Fortunately, the
title is the last we hear of that. The concept is just
a rubric to help him control his insatiable appetite
for colloquial poetry. It permits him to write songs
about Bettie Page and shutterbug porn, right, but also
beatniks, hobos, gray-flannel conformists and cops in
shades, while tossing off rhymes like "apocalypse
rocket ships" and "Drown in doubt/Down and out." Buck
65's percussive funk and gruff flow serve language
that deserves no less. Anybody who can write a song
that shows the Beatles the door is worth a checkout,
right? "Nowhere Man," meet "Mr. Nobody."
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:42 am
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2 more stars than Mac lethal?
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:44 am
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Sage Francis
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actually Mac got the same rating in Rolling Stone
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:51 am
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Sage Francis wrote:
actually Mac got the same rating in Rolling Stone

Oh, im sorry I was thinking of Scratch.

3.5 is the new 5.
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:17 pm
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Sage Francis wrote:
actually everyone reviewed in the past decade got the same rating in Rolling Stone
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:52 pm
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rhickey wrote:
Sage Francis wrote:
actually everyone reviewed in the past decade got the same rating in Rolling Stone



It's a piece of shit magazine.
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:55 pm
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2b
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Sage Francis wrote:
rhickey wrote:
Sage Francis wrote:
actually everyone reviewed in the past decade got the same rating in Rolling Stone



It's a piece of shit magazine.


That gets read by a lot of people. The shine doesn't hurt so bad, does it?

I do concur though, it's craptastic.
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:59 pm
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What is the relationship between the band named The Rolling Stones and the magazine? Wouldn't it be equivalent to naming a magazine, say Wu Tang Clan? ( If that magazine existed I would rush to subscribe)
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rhickey wrote:
Sage Francis wrote:
actually everyone reviewed in the past decade got the same rating in Rolling Stone



After discovering underground indie hop via HHI, Cold Vein was the first HHI-type album I remember seeing reviewed in Rolling Stone. It got a 3.5 and on the opposite side of the page, Jadakiss' Kiss The Game Goodbye also got a 3.5. I was outraged.


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At its worst, the brainy hip-hop underground can be clinical, with rhymes as flat as the production; at its best, the subgenre's lyrical abstractions and rhythmic complexities form new pathways between the head and heart. Taking cues from the New York underground avatars Company Flow, Harlem duo Cannibal Ox - produced by CoFlow lead man El-P - mix their bookishness with equal amounts of soul. MCs Vast and Vordul flow heavenly, whether serenading a difficult muse on "The F-Word": "Tell me to talk to the hand again/And I'll read your palm"; or disseminating aggro B-boy boasts on "Ox Out the Cage": "Who wanna pop shit/And get popped in the top lip?" El-P's beat arrhythmia and shimmering synth backdrops lend the duo's words a heroic quality, but their rhymes are epic on their own. On "A B-Boys Alpha," Vast considers the frailty of life: "My mother said, 'You sucked my pussy when you came out/Don't ever talk back/I handed you life and I'll snatch it back." Please, Mom, don't hurt them.
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:01 pm
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They gave Nirvana's Nevermind 3 stars and then, years later, turned around and ranked it the #17 greatest album of all time.
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:03 pm
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T-Wrex wrote:
rhickey wrote:
Sage Francis wrote:
actually everyone reviewed in the past decade got the same rating in Rolling Stone



After discovering underground indie hop via HHI, Cold Vein was the first HHI-type album I remember seeing reviewed in Rolling Stone. It got a 3.5 and on the opposite side of the page, Jadakiss' Kiss The Game Goodbye also got a 3.5. I was outraged.


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At its worst, the brainy hip-hop underground can be clinical, with rhymes as flat as the production; at its best, the subgenre's lyrical abstractions and rhythmic complexities form new pathways between the head and heart. Taking cues from the New York underground avatars Company Flow, Harlem duo Cannibal Ox - produced by CoFlow lead man El-P - mix their bookishness with equal amounts of soul. MCs Vast and Vordul flow heavenly, whether serenading a difficult muse on "The F-Word": "Tell me to talk to the hand again/And I'll read your palm"; or disseminating aggro B-boy boasts on "Ox Out the Cage": "Who wanna pop shit/And get popped in the top lip?" El-P's beat arrhythmia and shimmering synth backdrops lend the duo's words a heroic quality, but their rhymes are epic on their own. On "A B-Boys Alpha," Vast considers the frailty of life: "My mother said, 'You sucked my pussy when you came out/Don't ever talk back/I handed you life and I'll snatch it back." Please, Mom, don't hurt them.



anyone remember the source's review of Aceyalones second masterpeice?
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:03 pm
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in other news, here is Mac's comments on his own album from the lethalville messageboard. What I really want to know is who the Rawkus artist is.......PLEASE tell me it is Mos Def:




Kinda disrespected by the bellyaching about me not
releasing the depressing version of the record. The
one you guys have been "waiting for for years."

11:11 came out a week ago, and it's doing pretty damn
well for my first retail release, soundscan-wise. All
of us are very excited about it.

All the music on the new album, save for "11 Outta 10"
was written in the first 3-4 months of 2007. All the
beats were made in 2007.

It's not like Rhymesayers forced me to write the
songs. They just acknowledged, and kinda helped me
realize that I was in a different, more
trunk-pounding/ less heart-pounding place, and was
forcing my writing to mesh with the
older/wordy/depressing material. They encouraged me to
give a new masterpiece a whirl, and out came our 2007
baby.

I am very worried for some of you. Depressing music
accomodates depressed emotions.

Not trying to Sage Francis this thread (no offense to
him), but I am done with it.

Enjoy the fucking album, if not, some of the
wordy/depressed shit appeared on Love Potion 4 (Take
Me In My Sleep etc.) If you don't like either and feel
peturbed about it, go post on another forum.

Either way, I am proud as hell of this album, the
sales it's generated in the 2 weeks it's been out, the
crowd response at the live shows we are doing (the
fuck y'all been?), and the bitter-sweet response it's
received from the black-frame spectacles wearing
press. The record is insensitive, bangs in your trunk,
funny, satirical and good for driving around town.

Enjoy. Good afternoon. Blowjobs feel good. Females
enjoy the female version of them too.

A rapper who used to be on Rawkus, and has a gold
record under his belt, wrote my girlfriend
(bitemylipnwhimper) a myspace message trying to mack
on her. That's almost cooler than Mr. Serv On posting
on this forum.
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:04 pm
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PHIL LACIO AKA P DAWG
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i bet its talib kweli,
I have a friend who livesin texas she has seen him behind the scenes and mr righteous for the people
just kept asking the promoters where the "bitches" at, she said his public image is b.s. and this is a black woman telling me this so I say Talib

havent heard Mac yet..maybe I will download it maybe its totally worth it
Post Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:31 pm
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I'm not going to go posting stories I can't confirm, but a friend has an interesting experience with her interaction with Kweli that falls in the line of what Phil here says.
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2b wrote:
I'm not going to go posting stories I can't confirm, but a friend has an interesting experience with her interaction with Kweli that falls in the line of what Phil here says.


same.
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