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Chris lives in Austin, TX, where he once shook Willie Nelson's hand.

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  1. Avatar Glyph
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    1.) I refuse to listen to Macklemore, because that’s just a ridiculous moniker. I don’t care if it’s his real name, he should have picked a better stage name. It makes me think of Lew Zealand.

    2.) Donald Glover is just ridiculously talented. I’m not qualified to opine about how good a rapper he is, but the fact that he’s even considered passable (and my understanding, at least on his older stuff, was that he also played all instruments and did all the production) in addition to being a good writer, and actor, and stand-up comedian (have you seen his special?), is just kinda unfair.

    3.) All this quirk, and no Fat Boys? For shame.

    4.) Totally OT, but I, like many, have been belatedly introduced to Bo$$’ Born Gangstaz, via Orange is the New Black. I won’t link any tracks, because I am not sure even one is moderately SFW, but man this is a good record. And the backstory (girls make great gangsta rap record, with credible collaborators like Jam Master Jay, but basically get dismissed as frauds due to including “answering machine messages from her parents” skits at the start and end, questioning why a nice girl with a Catholic education would make a record like this) is also interesting.Report

    • Avatar Chris in reply to Glyph
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      If you don’t like “Macklemore” (which is not his real name), I recommend thinking of him by his Wu-Tang name.Report

    • Avatar Chris in reply to Glyph
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      Oh, and Glover really is very, very talented. He’s a good rapper, though I admit to not liking his music all that much. I mean, some of it’s pretty funny (if you listen to any contemporary rap, the first video will probably crack you up), but once you’ve listened to it a couple times, you don’t need to listen to it anymore.

      Still, way better than Macklemore.Report

  2. Avatar Mo
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    Does Christmas in Hollis or My Adidas count as quirky pop hop? Because I can’t see how anyone can be sick of Run DMC.Report

    • Avatar Chris in reply to Mo
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      I am wearing a Run DMC t-shirt as I type (though it’s underneath a couple layers). This should answer your question.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Mo
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      The Boy was feeling sick last night and wanted to watch Turbo (the racing snail movie) so we laid on the couch and watched it.

      “It’s Tricky” was on the soundtrack, and he thought I had gone crazy when I joined in, with the rolled r’s and everything.Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird
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    Thrift Shop has a parody/tribute dealing with the reefer. I found it odd that a parody would end up being vaguely more serious than the song it is borrowing from.

    http://youtu.be/Znpt_UmixcsReport

  4. Avatar Fish
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    Donald Glover had me at “Took the ‘g’ out your waffle now all you got left is your ego.”Report

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