Oliver's book: two years later
Yeah, I know we're not supposed to post about things unrelated to transexuals--and the deletion of threads devoted to transexuals--on here, but I revisited this book earlier today and realized that it had been two years since it was published and we had discussed it on here. I have to say I think I was guilty of hatting the first time around--most of the writing is much better than I remember it being. However, I also don't remember being as annoyed by the selection of albums included as I was when flipping through it today. There's barely any southern records in there: Outkast, 2 Live Crew, Geto Boys/Scarface and Cash Money. No U.G.K and no Eightball & MJG. Also, I don't think I'd listened to any of those early-nineties Hieroglyphics albums in a few years at the point when the book was published, but having since revisited them, I definitely don't think they belong in any kind of canon of great rap albums. But I'm not trying to hate--I'd really like to hear from Oliver here. To hear how the book looks to him after two years. In particular, I'm curious as to what Oliver thinks of the selection at this point, since it appears to me that some of his ideas about rap have changed over the course of the past two years.