i agree with the whole 'rap on absolutepunk is rediculous' statement (quite frankly i just don't care about the genre in general...it's not bad, i just dont care), but this is a good review. if you were to review any rap album i would have asked for this one, and after looking at rick's musical taste in his profile, he's the guy to do it...guy listens to everything from owen to jadakiss.
i've always kind of wondered about this album and it's hype...listened to a few tracks, and then never gave it the time of day because it is 'new rap.'
I'm so glad that this website is touching upon all the varieties of music. Despite the name, this isn't a punk website. This is a music zine. In fact, punk is only a small fraction of the music this website covers. Indie, Emo, and Pop are pimped on this site just as much as anything else. So if you can't accept that some people listen to a wide variety of music, you can go read Pitchfork or something.
does this need to be reviewed??? lets see some album reviews from some lesser known artists... kanye is pretty obvious and came out how many months ago? How about a review of the new p.o.s? even the newest atmosphere??? for a website that focuses on lesser known, more "underground" artist, it seems somewhat inappropriate to review... how many awards has this guy already won for this album??? come on...