This will be my final post at this site, anyone who came here on the semi-regular basis that I posted will have seen the writing on the wall. I could go on about the regular laundry list of reasons people fold blogs: apathy, laziness, I don't write about music for a living so it's hard to keep up or care, and they're all valid in my case but my issue with this blog has always run deeper.
I never saw myself as a critic, sifting through the muck of information age Hip Hop and taking fleeting shots or rewarding praise. This was a self imposed pressure but I always felt the need with this blog to post regularly. I've written a lot of things here I'm proud of but in almost every case it was rushed or half baked because I wanted regular updates to satiate my scant readership.
I started writing about Hip Hop because I'm a fan. I felt I had something to say about particular albums or artists I loved whose work was somewhat misunderstood, because writing about the music you love is fun and I think somewhere along the line I lost that. I never enjoyed this pastime more than when I was part of a collective at Oh Word, free to take a month to work on a long form piece contributing it as part of a larger work of very smart people with things to say about Rap.
The good news is I've taken my talents to Passion Of the Weiss, where as of this morning you can read a new ROD on the Diplomats. Jeff and his crew were very kind to take me in and provide a platform and I look forward to working with them. To everyone who ever enjoyed, just read or supported this blog, thank you.