135 Posts By Robbie Ettelson


No Country for Old (Rap) Men: Can I kick it? No you can’t

Robbie predicts who might appear on ATCQ's re-release and how inevitably terrible it will be

For the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s breakthrough debut album, the awkwardly-titled People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths …

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No Country for Old (Rap) Men: The search for Fake Hip-Hop

Robbie polled Old Man Rap Twitter to find out whether fake hip-hop really exists

Few things can sour an otherwise amusing evening than having the DJ and/or rapper dude that is currently on stage …

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No Country for Old (Rap) Men: DOOM and the art of rap re-recordings

Sometimes the original isn't always the best

For all of the press coverage that MF Doom has received over the years, I’m yet to read anything addressing …

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No Country for Old (Rap) Men: The Lessons Hip-Hop Forgot

After hip-hop — what's next?

In a recent interview I conducted with Tommy Boy Records founder Tom Silverman, he concluded with the following:
“Hip-hop really …

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No Country for Old (Rap) Men: A quick history of rap fads

Robbie recalls rap trends that just couldn't stand the test of time

Some aspects of rap music which initially appear to be ‘flash-in-the-pan’ moments, turn out to be enduring features, such as …

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No Country for Old (Rap) Men: The chosen few—Rappers that get better with age

These rappers are like a fine wine... or XO cognac

Following the sad passing of Brooklyn rap stalwart Sean Price this past Saturday, who was part of the rare breed …

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