1. Record Cover Tributes.
The ol' "That's where they got the idea for that rap album cover" gallery from our pals at CBFHV. A lot of oldies but goodies, yet still it's the gift that keeps on giving.
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2. The 20 Unhappiest People You Meet In the Comments Section of Year-End Lists.
Included: The Minimalist. "These blow." Refer to our own comments section for more like this.
[ NPR ]
3. Best Rap, 2011.
Noz on his year-end list: "In short: all omissions come from a deep-seated place of personal hatred, all inclusions were purchased by the artist’s label with Louis bags full of drug money and deadstock No Limit CDs in their original ugly rubber cases." As it should be.
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4. 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About a Charlie Brown Christmas.
#6: The network execs and sponsors hated the special and wanted to bury it. Maybe they would have liked it more if it sounded like this .
[ The FW ]
5. Tons of Punk Videos Were Yanked Off of Youtube: Here's What Happened.
SST founder Greg Ginn in the midst of a "You're not punk, man!!!" controversy.
[ LA Weekly ]