Reading is a very fresh way to learn…

There’s so much to talk about on this…

– Jay pulling the record out of his jacket to scratch…

– Run and DMC vibing off each other perfectly…

– the old school ‘raaaaaaaaaaaaah’ at the end of each verse…

– one of the dudes from ‘Men On Records’ appearing halfway through…

Banner beats you with cliches…

David Banner

Don’t get me wrong, I like Banner and his music – he’s probably one of the more eloquent, thoughtful rappers in the industry today, despite some of the formulaic Jazze Pha and Collipark-infected garbage on his last album, and he actually hits the targets he’s aiming at one all these 5 points – but did he have to regurgitate the same tired language and comparisons that have been dredged up so many times in support of Hiphop with nasty swear words? Wow! White moviemakers get a pass on violence that rappers don’t in their music! Oh, the shock.