Saturday, August 20, 2011

Nas Reminisces on the Making of a Classic

Many of Hip-Hop’s seminal classics were sorely lacking in liner notes (an oversight that Brian Coleman’s book Check The Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies sought to rectify).  Detractors (Read: Haters) will say that is because Rap isn’t actual music and therefore its creation does not warrant serious documentation.  However, the truth is that sometimes great artists are too caught up in the creative process to bother trying to capture it for posterity.  This is why documentaries come in handy, because they allow artists to take detailed trips down memory lane, thus filling in the historical blanks for fans.

Television Series Review: ‘Thundercats’ Season 1 Episode 5 - “Old Friends”

After arriving just in the nick of time to rescue the Thundercats from Slithe's Lizard army, Panthro shows himself to be every bit the withdrawn loner.  He devotes his full attention to his beloved Thundertank, showing little to no regard for Lion-O’s kingly status.  He then embarks on a mission to retrieve Thundrillium from an underground deposit that is being mined by the lizards.  To his chagrin, Lion-O, Tigra, and Cheetara accompany him on his quest.  As they make their way to the mines, Panthro silently reminisces over his adventures with the treacherous Grune.