I’ll be honest some more. I’ve only ever owned three rap albums: Doggystyle, Devil’s Night, and Speakerboxx/The Love Below. You have to appreciate that gap. I don’t own any rap albums now, but I do have an Edward Sharpe LP up on Discogs.
I tried listening to D12 now and it doesn’t work at all.
I don’t know about that Alexander Ebert guy, but that song, “Truth,” of his is just shy of perfection (you know what I mean). I first heard it over the end of that Breaking Bad episode, and I was, like, “That’s so fucking heavy, man. Being a person is tough.” Then I looked it up, and I was, like, “Ugh. Edward fucking Sharpe.” Anyway, that song is in my head a lot, and I’m listening to it over and over again even now (but I pretend it ends around 2:15).
You know what’s really crazy? The video of the song that I’m playing repeatedly was posted one year ago today. Also, we’re in constant orbit.
Update: it only lasted about thirty minutes and I’m moving on with my life again for a while. Thanks for the support.