Is Noz cosigning this foolishness?

faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
edited March 2008 in Strut Central
Underground and Independent Rap by Zachary "tha" Scribe I found it through a link on his site.Perhaps "Zachary Scribe" is, in fact, one of the boy's aliases?
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  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    So it's foolishness just because it merely exists? Or have you actually read it?

  • BELIEVEBELIEVE 257 Posts
    I don't know about you, but I tend to gravitate toward books where each chapter is typeset in a different font. Especially when one of them is MS Calligraphy.

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts

    Or have you actually read it?

    You must have it twitted.

    HOW DARE YOU QUESTION NOZ???S TRENDSETTING?

    #2 REVIEWING RECORDS THAT I DONT ALWAYS HEAR


    Can't see how this wouldn't apply to books.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    So it's foolishness just because it merely exists? Or have you actually read it?

    Of course I haven't read it.

    Any book with that title is obviously pure foolishness--"Underground Rap" is not a meaningful term in 2008. It's like writing a book that purports to be about "rap".

    Feel free to be ass-hurt, though.

  • It's a paid-for advertisement.

    I have not read the book.

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    I don't know about you, but I tend to gravitate toward books where each chapter is typeset in a different font. Especially when one of them is MS Calligraphy.

    WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!! this just blew my mind. jesus! what the fuck?! seriously who laid out this book! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    It's a paid-for advertisement.

    I have not read the book.

    ^^^^ACCEPTS BLOOD MONEY

    b/w

    I CALL FOR A DENUNCIATION

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    So it's foolishness just because it merely exists? Or have you actually read it?

    Of course I haven't read it.

    Any book with that title is obviously pure foolishness--"Underground Rap" is not a meaningful term in 2008. It's like writing a book that purports to be about "rap".

    Feel free to be ass-hurt, though.

    Okay, I just looked at the TOC and skimmed the introduction.

    It's far worse than I had imagined.

    Dude is the Kenneth Eng of rap writing.

    Chapter 21: Sado-Rap

  • SnagglepusSnagglepus 1,756 Posts
    Horrible horrible eyesore

    B/W

    The first line of the introduction reads, "I've read a few books since obtaining literacy at the age of six. Some of these tomes have concerned hiphop music, though most have not, which has proved beneficial."

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,318 Posts
    We need to find a new avatar for Faux Rillz.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    A citation of "underground rap" is all you need to go into full-on hating mode?

    Mind you, if the book is actually bad...I will be right there with you degrading it.

    But this whole I-start-from-the-position-of-hate-and-only-move-way-from-it-as-you-incrementally-impress-me is a sickness that I simply cannot cosign.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    A citation of "underground rap" is all you need to go into full-on hating mode?

    It should be enough for anyone, but if it's not enough for you, I suggest browsing the portions of the book available on the website.

  • ScottScott 420 Posts
    I was sold on this book after only reading the table of contents:

    Chapter Octagon: The Praxis of Indie Rap in Online Postmodernist Relativity

  • verb606verb606 2,518 Posts
    I was sold on this book after only reading the table of contents:

    Chapter Octagon: The Praxis of Indie Rap in Online Postmodernist Relativity

    Oh no, does he get all heteronormative on that ass in that chapter?

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    A citation of "underground rap" is all you need to go into full-on hating mode?

    It should be enough for anyone, but if it's not enough for you, I suggest browsing the portions of the book available on the website.

    Okay, my permission has been granted to hate away...

  • The-gafflerThe-gaffler 2,190 Posts
    Chapter Octagon[/b]

  • selperfugeselperfuge 1,165 Posts
    yeah more like sold by LOLZ MARKETPLACE
    it got those same fonts as In Search of Goodpussy and the Zane series


  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    I was sold on this book after only reading the table of contents:

    Chapter Octagon: The Praxis of Indie Rap in Online Postmodernist Relativity

    That makes no sense at all. Praxis is the real-world implementation of a theory or ideology. From what I understand, "indie rap" is neither a theory nor an ideology. Don't get me started on the rest of that phrase.

    People should stick to using words they understand.



    b/w


  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    I am at a loss for words. I wish the author had been, too.

    The first line of the introduction and the first paragraph of Chapter Five...holy shit. I need some VapoRub under my nose to kill the smell.

  • ZEN2ZEN2 1,540 Posts
    Right up there with this gem:




















  • djdazedjdaze 3,099 Posts
    A citation of "underground rap" is all you need to go into full-on hating mode?

    It should be enough for anyone, but if it's not enough for you, I suggest browsing the portions of the book available on the website.

    Okay, my permission has been granted to hate away...

    "...I was listening to Shockadoom, which I first heard as a third-generation dub four years before it's actual release."

    Zachary Scribe = Harvey Canal?

  • verb606verb606 2,518 Posts
    That table of contents is all I need to see. The bad font, the corny-ass chapter numbering system.

    Is this guy a former member of the Dream Warriors or something?

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    Or have you actually read it?

    Even the author does not think it's that necessary to actually read anything you wish to speak on...or bite, from Chapter Five: The Fellowship of the Mic

    "Now, I intended to just write at length about F.F., rambling in my best imitation of what I imagine to be Lester Bangs' style - I've read a bit about Bangs but nothing by him..."

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    Or have you actually read it?

    Even the author does not think it's that necessary to actually read anything you wish to speak on...or bite, from Chapter Five: The Fellowship of the Mic

    "Now, I intended to just write at length about F.F., rambling in my best imitation of what I imagine to be Lester Bangs' style - I've read a bit about Bangs but nothing by him..."

    Two and a half stars.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    A citation of "underground rap" is all you need to go into full-on hating mode?

    It should be enough for anyone, but if it's not enough for you, I suggest browsing the portions of the book available on the website.

    Okay, my permission has been granted to hate away...

    "...I was listening to Shockadoom, which I first heard as a third-generation dub four years before it's actual release."

    Zachary Scribe = Harvey Canal?

    Not sure why you think that would fit the description of me.

  • djdazedjdaze 3,099 Posts
    just sounds like some Blowed related foolishness that would come from you. plus the dude dedicated a chapter to FF.

    if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...yada yada, I'm kidding anyways

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    just sounds like some Blowed related foolishness that would come from you. plus the dude dedicated a chapter to FF.

    if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...yada yada, I'm kidding anyways

    I've been trying to tell y'all for the longest that there is a marked difference between those down with the Good Life circa '94 and those down with internet tape-trading of Blowed material circa '98.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    Or have you actually read it?

    Even the author does not think it's that necessary to actually read anything you wish to speak on...or bite, from Chapter Five: The Fellowship of the Mic

    "Now, I intended to just write at length about F.F., rambling in my best imitation of what I imagine to be Lester Bangs' style - I've read a bit about Bangs but nothing by him..."

    Two and a half stars.

    Quietly schitting on the world of publishing.

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    Or have you actually read it?

    Even the author does not think it's that necessary to actually read anything you wish to speak on...or bite, from Chapter Five: The Fellowship of the Mic

    "Now, I intended to just write at length about F.F., rambling in my best imitation of what I imagine to be Lester Bangs' style - I've read a bit about Bangs but nothing by him..."

    Two and a half stars.

    Quietly schitting on the world of publishing.


  • verb606verb606 2,518 Posts


    Quietly schitting on the world of publishing.


    Speaking of publishing, who put this book out? Are we certain that it's not something dude banged up at Kinko's and hustled out of his house?

    I don't want to look at the Amazon listing for fear of being pulled into the vortex.
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