Yeah, I was in college when this came out. I remember it being big deal for a very long time. Both the Biggie and the 2Pac Rap Phenomenon mixtapes were classics.
Definitely worth re-listening to!
Thanks so much, I really appreciate all of the kind words and support. And no worries, it’s hard to support everything that’s good online.
There’s so much good stuff, so much noise and distraction, and only so many hours in a day. It’s impossible to give everyone their fair due sometimes.
Thanks so much. Sorry for the tardy response, I’m just seeing this comment now. Yeah, the imbalances of power within the music industry and how they shape our listening habits (and as you said “the canon of music”) is a topic I’m trying to write more about. It’s fascinating and there are endless angles to tackle it from. Hopefully I can do something…