A teacher called in a momentous occasion on this week’s Jordan Jesse Go. Her school had been plagued by a phantom pooper, who had been leaving poops everywhere. Until… SHE CAUGHT HIM. A third grader, in the act.
This is a good question. Obviously the canon is a completely abstract construct and I’m sure some of this shit could quickly be negated by a “but he’s huge in Germany!” or a “but they were trending on Twitter when the Unsung documentary aired!” but I don’t really care to split those hairs. So here are a bunch of once revered rap artists who seem like they don’t get nearly as much or enough love anymore:
Schoolly D - The guy invented gangster rap but now is mostly known for his contributions to a cartoon about a talking meatball, if at all. His first few records were absolutely otherworldly - reverb drenched unapologetic street shit that I think might appeal to people who dig those shitty Chief Keef records I just posted about. And then slowly over time he grew into making really thoughtful street shit which is precisely how it’s supposed to go down. Plus his artwork destroys all of the other artwork and he gives an awesome interview. Where to start: “PSK;” Schoolly DLP.
Put This On’s “Rudiments” correspondent, Dave Hill, isn’t just a sartorial instructor. He’s also a rock and roll God. Dave and his band Valley Lodge have a new single out - Kiss Me, I’m Drunk - and above is the video, which also features Dave’s hilarious friend Rich Fulcher, who you might know from The Mighty Boosh. Besides all that, it’s just a super-fun slice of rock.
"Hodgman may be one of the funniest people alive right now, certainly he is the funniest writer. But what makes this podcast work so well is not his humor but his humanity. Like Dan Savage, he hides a great heart behind a somewhat eccentric exterior, and I always get a warm feeling when he listens to a sometimes silly dispute between lovers or parents and their children and mines what’s really going on — usually, it’s people trying, and maybe failing, to be good to each other. And then he helps them along."