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And since this mostly a music blog, theoretically I had to wait until a song came along to explain why Sarah Palin is a grossly unqualified to be vice president:

I can’t wait until Thursday…Biden vs. Sarah “The Earth is 7000 years old” Palin.

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Charles Hamilton — Ronald McDonald

I have mixed feelings about Charles Hamilton. I mean, he’s pretty good for some kid, but there is absolutely no reason this dude should be featured on OkayPlayer, Nah Right, etc. This guy clearly has some ridiculous connections, and it makes me question the integrity of these major blogs when they’ll put up this guy’s music when he’s obviously not on a professional level yet. Still, he’ll probably get there pretty soon. And this particular track is, like I said, pretty good. Check it out.

(via NahRight)

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Oh wait, Mos’s rap isn’t a freestyle. It’s off of True Magic, that apparently awful album he did recently. I’m not at all embarrassed that I never listened to it, and you shouldn’t be either.

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Here it goes: one-line (maybe two) analysis on a bunch of hip hop items that have my attention:

Who is Kaboose and how did he drop such a hot song?

Why do all the sofas Kanye posts on his blog look the same? I get the feeling furniture designers mostly like things that look like they could be made with Play-doh.

I’m a huge fan of the production on this Charles Hamilton song.

Fuck white people for making “Jump Around” a popular song. There’s nothing I hate more than having to jump around when this comes on at a party or whatever (case in point: last night).

Inspiration to music bloggers everywhere and a sweet Talib track? Count me in.

That’s it. I know, I should win a Pulitzer for this quality of blogging.

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Infinite thanks to Karl W. for turning me on to these guys. It’s as if the 80’s used their DNA to bioengineer a super-soldier, and then that mated with Michael Jackson. This is the result, and it’s perfect in every way possible. The album is great, too.

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What with Lil’ Wayne’s new blog.

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So, we now have photographic proof (according to ‘Ye) that his new album is done and will be out in November. Call me a skeptic, but I have the feeling that when 808s and Heartbreak drops there’s going to be a lot of heartbreak in a lot of quarters. Specifically the ones that write for this blog. Not that you’ll ever catch me saying that Kanye is going to make a shitty album. But I’ll just point you to the first single. Via Kanye, here’s the proof the album’s done:

But, in case you didn’t think the world of Kanye was batshit crazy enough, you clearly haven’t heard that he and Rhymefest are working with the people who did Crank Yankers to make a TV series called Alligator Boots. And today we got the first glimpse of what it’s going to look like:

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First live show in 16 years? I just really hope I get a chance to see this before they retire back to their BatCave.

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As a white guy who started listening to hip hop about three years ago, I can safely say that I’ve never felt like the most legit person at a hip hop show. There have even been a few shows where I’ve felt like I probably shouldn’t be there. But if there’s anywhere on the planet where I can pretty safely flex my hip hop knowledge, it’s in Beijing.

When I saw that Skyzoo was coming to Beijing on my birthday, my first reaction was confusion as to why, and my second was to tell everybody I knew how much we needed to go. The (presumably predictable) response was that nobody had ever heard of Skyzoo. Call me an elitist, but it’s easy to forget that Nahright isn’t on most peoples’ bookmarks. Considering that in my personal experience most Chinese people respond to rapping by clapping their hands, I figured that I was probably going to enjoy this concert more than just about anyone else there.

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Those of you who bought “Love Lockdown” on iTunes, shame on you. The last thing Kanye needs is encouragement to make more stupid songs where he sings.

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