I’m Not You, Blogger (Part 2)

As 2010 rears its ugly, mouth-half-opened face with 2009 drool crusted to the outsides of it’s cracked lips we all feel a little urge on the tip of our tongue. It tells us to immediately reflect on the past decade and blabber about our conclusions. We spill our thoughts about the best albums, the most hilarious YouTube videos, the celebrity scandals, the year in photos, the political missteps, the best/worst of the red carpet, the tragic deaths, and the upcoming stars. We eat it up like dogs eat their own vomit.

In 2010, more than ever before, you can have a voice. In my philosophical opinion, this is a great thing. In my personal experience, it is painfully obnoxious. Instead of having one really smart person in front of a classroom sharing information about his/her expertise, you now have 100,000 unfiltered people in a stadium all yelling as loud as they can about whatever they want. Hopefully this post will help you quickly identify that loud voice that you are hearing so you can react accordingly. Here are some creatures to look out for.

The Trendy Blogger

These guys are rapidly rising in numbers, which is strange because they have very low reproduction rates. They are cool, they have connections, they do rad shit, and they want to make sure you fuckin’ know about it. They’ll tweet about some underground location in Brooklyn that they’re at with their friend @BrosphNYCittyKidz from some crazy social networking service that you’ve never heard of. They’ll use internet slang that the average person won’t pick up on until next decade. If you’ve heard of some new fad, they either hate it or love it in an ironic “way above you” kind of manner.

The Exclusive Blogger

This bunch is funny. They started their blog NewMuzak4UrAzz.blogspot.com 2 weeks ago and their latest post always starts with “Exclusive!” The really good ones use multiple exclamation points to really drive home their claims. Usually they are very skinny males with acne, glasses, and backwards New Era fitteds. Yet somehow they manage to get their hands on an exclusive G-Unit song every other day. The only problem is they are the 4,205th person to post the track. Oh well. They will make good salesmen one day.

The Connected Blogger

You can’t hate on these bloggers too much, because they are the ones who can actually make shit happen. These are bloggers who usually hold down jobs in the music industry. You can spot them easily by monitoring their Facebook and Twitter profile pictures. Over a period of 2 or 3 weeks, the pictures should frequently change, offering views of said blogger with several different celebrities. For them, blogging is cool because in the blog world they are top dogs. But if you look closely into the eyes of the celebrities they are posing with, you can see a look of “Who the fuck is this nerd?” It’s okay guys, your favorite rapper might think you’re a lame, but we bloggers look up to you. Can you add me on your blogroll?

The Fanatic Blogger

In my opinion, you only need two things to be a good music blogger: a love of music, and the ability to write about it. This group lacks that second qualification. They love, love, love the latest Kings of Leon album. Oh God, they love it so much that they don’t even know how to put it into words. It’s like reading a journal entry from a 5th grader who just got a new pet hamster. “This album is sooooo cool. They’re sound is defenitly the best on this album then on they’re passed 2 albums and I think their going to be even better the next time around.” Blogs are cool, but some people are just meant to be the Editor-In-Chief of their own diaries.

The Elitist Blogger

These fuckers think their site is the best blog out. They post with an infuriated intensity and sometimes lose focus of what they are even talking about. You sometimes read their posts when they first publish them and then come back and see a completely revised edition because they thought it over and came up with some new witty way to express themselves. These are the bastards that have the audacity to dedicate a whole post to categorizing and talking shit on other bloggers. What does that even have to do with music, you asshole?

Related: I’m Not You Blogger

38 Responses to “I’m Not You, Blogger (Part 2)”

  1. 1 Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 at 4:52 am

    So where do you fall into place?

  2. 2 Confusion
    January 15, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Try reading the last category over again.

  3. 3 Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I've seen so many fanatic bloggers lately. It's painful to read some of their reviews. It's like they looked at a Rolling Stone and tried to come up with synonyms for every adjective.

  4. 4 Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 at 6:24 am

    haha just wanted to see you post it.

  5. 5 Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Pretty Much Amazing + Nah Right + other somewhat unknown blogs + lame Frank Ramz posts = Pigeons and Planes!!

  6. 6 Confusion
    January 15, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Average human being – (common sense + creativity + basic understanding of what one is talking about) x go fuck yourself = you.

  7. 7 Frank Ramz
    January 15, 2010 at 7:09 am

    thanks for visiting that much & noticing all of that

  8. 8 Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Take criticism as a good thing because it shows someone is really paying attention to something your doing (in this case your blog). Damn, a year ago I found this because of that N.A.S.A Gifted track and a year passes by and I realize this blog like many other blogs on ELBO.WS pretty much are the same thing. All those blogs sometimes or always mention the main sources of most the posts which are other blogs. This definitely has little to nothing to do with this post but I was watching House and the inner asshole just wanted to come out, lol.

  9. 9 Daniel
    January 15, 2010 at 7:50 am

    @ ^^^This dude. Well you gotta understand that a record leaks from 1 place usually, it's not like Nah Right gets records from the source and Pretty Much Amazing gets the same record from the source. The thing about this site is that it has variety. And at least Confusion and Frank Ramz put up where they got it from. There have been blogs that have taken literal posts (song and what Confusion or Frank Ramz says about the song) and passed it off as their own. To say that every blog is the same means that you aren't really looking at it as a "blog" but more of a "Oh they have the new Lil Wayne/Kid Cudi/Drake. I'll download it." This site has something in it that other sites wouldn't dare add, personality. Do you know who Eskay is on Nah Right? Is that his real name? Do you know anything about him personally? My guess is no because I used to go there and here at the same time. But Confusion went out of his way to post on New Year's Day and put out his personal life out there for everyone. If you wanna know about Frank Ramz, I'm sure if you hit him up on twitter he'll get at you. Me and him talk a lot about a lot of shit (porn, Clive Owen flicks, Drake vs Cudi). So if you're gonna say this blog is like everyone elses I can't stop you, but I would like you to take a step back at this blog and see why so many are loyal to it.

  10. 10 Confusion
    January 15, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Yeah, you're right. It's hard though. I put a lot into this blog and I'm constantly taking criticism and trying to get better. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to start a response off with "fuck you" and deleted that and changed it to something like "Yeah, you're right."What's your point? Yeah, I cite sources, like other blogs. As a young blog without connections, I get a lot of music from other blogs. I try to differentiate myself with content, posting everything from a Mountain Goats live video to a new Lil Wayne song. I try to offer my own opinions and make this a personal thing and not some stale review site that only posts shit in a timely manner when it's sent to them as an exclusive. I post multiple times a day and get shit up within hours if not minutes of when it comes out.You want a site that doesn't constantly list sources? Go to Pitchfork. Go to Stereogum. Go to fuckin Rolling Stone. Leave your comments there and see who gives a fuck. I promise you it's not going to be the same passion that you're going to get here. I promise you no one at Rolling Stone will hit you back with a reply that says "Fuck you". I doubt they even care what you have to say about their post. This is what I love, and if nothing else, I can promise you a little bit of passion and a big piece of me every day.Fuck you.

  11. 11 Frank Ramz
    January 15, 2010 at 8:11 am

    & you could at least show your name Anonymous. smh

  12. 12 Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 at 8:19 am

    @DanielYeah, I understand what you mean. I personally prefer going to the main blog getting the new music emails and some stuff from other blogs and finding more music similar to some song from an artist I found on this site throughout the past year I been visiting P&P. Also, I feel very apathetic towards the bloggers personal life and just want the music to get through my day. No disrespect to Confusion by the way because his input on many things especially music or blog related can be at times very insightful and new to a non-blogger like myself. I believe it's awesome to have many people following a blog like this one and that's cool if he wants to post personal stuff too but when it comes to blogs its like Nah Right is like the best Hip Hop blog since 2005 that has been updated daily with new shit and the same goes for Pretty Much Amazing and Stereogum.

  13. 13 Daniel
    January 15, 2010 at 8:39 am

    @ ^^^^ Well that's your personal preference and I can respect that. But saying this blog is the same as every other one is disrespectful. And I can't speak for Confusion but I don't think his intention for this site is to jam every new Lil Wayne/Drake/Timbaland/(insert popular rapper here) down your throat. I think this site is made so that you get everything. You can stop by, grab some new Lupe Fiasco and maybe check out Marina & The Diamonds if you've never heard from them. I'm not saying every post Confusion or Frank Ramz makes is a song I'll like. Today a Joe Budden song was posted, I'm not personally a Budden fan. But I appreciate the fact that they'll put that there next to Los Campesinos which is a band I'm sure he has NO affiliation with and who I've never heard of. So I'm gonna check that out, in the meantime I'm gonna just quote what Confusion said:" I promise you it's not going to be the same passion that you're going to get here. I promise you no one at Rolling Stone will hit you back with a reply that says "Fuck you". I doubt they even care what you have to say about their post. This is what I love, and if nothing else, I can promise you a little bit of passion and a big piece of me every day."Because really, why the fuck would you go to a site that could give a shit about your input?P.S. I use to go to Nah Right? Everyday, that site fucking blows. They post a bunch of 50 Cent bullshit and I honestly think have the time they don't even listen to what they post but post it because it'll keep them the top dog in the blog world. And when was the last time the people that ran that site had anything to do with you there? If you don't like what they do on the site, basically all you get is a "Fuck you, we're the bosses and if you don't like it then go somewhere else." Nah Right is a shitty fucking blog. It's the 50 Cent of blogs.

  14. 14 Confusion
    January 15, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Not to turn this into a bigger issue than it is, but I think this whole blog shit is turning into a micro-example of the music industry in general, and it's kind of sad to see it unfolding.Look at the music industry, there is so much good music out there, but you hear the same 50 songs on repeat on the radio every fucking day. You have labels that put millions into their star artists regardless of who has talent. You have millions of people who want to release music and fucking 4 major record labels. (And that number seems to be getting smaller with time.)Yeah, it's easier to go to the main source, but you're getting mass-produced shit no matter how you look at it. It's like going to Wal-Mart instead of buying local. Yeah, everyone does it. But admit it, that shit is not the freshest. Music is an art, and it's getting treated strictly as product. Do you really want 4 or 5 sources controlling what you get to hear? Do you really want to buy this shit wholesale?I hope this industry changes, and I thought that this blog shit would be a big part of that. Now bands can be heard all around the world without having a record deal. But if people really just want to limit this to 4 or 5 huge sources, it's gonna turn into straight business. Blogs are gonna get controlled by money (like many already are) and what is posted is going to be carefully controlled.So I see what you're saying. It's easy to go to the big sources for your music fix, but I think there are a lot of people out there who look at music differently. I think there are people like me, who have dug deep for years to uncover all kinds of crazy music that they wouldn't normally hear. It's more than just getting through your day. That's what your local radio station and your cable TV is for.

  15. 15 Confusion
    January 15, 2010 at 9:07 am

    PS Go try to find a site that posts Lil Wayne, Mountain Goats, Lady Gaga, Izza Kizza, Citizen Cope, Madlib, Cage, Elliott Smith, Kid Cudi, Little Dragon, Atmosphere, Modest Mouse, Clipse, Neutral Milk Hotel, Jay-Z, MGMT, Daniel Johnston, Jandek, Mavado, Lykke Li, Los Campesinos, Ivan Ibarra, brandUn DeShay, Fuze, Frank Ramz, Charlie Hilton, Problem Child, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, One For The Team, From, Black Eyes, Big L, Binary Star, Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox, Belle and Sebastian, Sublime…You go find that site that posts all that and can speak about it like a person who has fucking listened to it in their car on the way to school or gotten high to it in their basement. Like a person who has used that music to get over a fucked up relationship or a dead friend. See if your favorite radio station can offer you a song to listen to when you think you don't want to live any more (Jimmy Cliff – "Many Rivers To Cross") or just something to fist pump to (Yeah Yeah Yeahs – "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)". Just look at how music on TV ended up. How impersonal, controlled, and bland it is. Don't do that to the internet.

  16. 16 JJB
    January 15, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I love P&P even more. Thank you for being so passionate. It makes me want to listen.

  17. 17 Charlie Hilton
    January 15, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I agree with and support Mr. Confusion wholeheartedly. My only problem with this thread of comments is the fact that barely ANYONE has noted how f*cking awesome that post was.Like, really.

  18. 18 Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 at 9:42 am

    @DanielI'm that alt bro (c)Hipster Runoff. I understand your defending the homie and all but I just think depending on Nah Right/2dopeboyz/Herfection or Stereogum/Pretty Much Amazing/The Fader/AsianManDan for my music is better and that's just me because my damn insomnia and being on the internet late at night led to them which I've found to be the best blog sites. Too many blogs come up, post what they prefer, and don't last. Some blogs (luckily for them) came before others and those others are more likely to have an impending end. Shit I get asked by my friends when am I gonna make a blog and I say maybe soon. I just thought fuck it it's not a good idea and just gave out the internet sources of the music that makes up who I am. Yeah I get how a blog is one of the many modern and alternative ways for someone to express themselves but at this point it's like this, why go to H & M or Pac Sun to buy clothes they or the brands they sell and create? Shit, I work my 9 to 5 and want to get good quality and sophisticated clothes and garments because I did my homework, have a pretty good understanding (IMO) of how shit is, and just prefer buying that good quality classic or new streetwear or high end shit cuz thats what I prefer and I just believe at the end of the day it's better and keeps me aware of what's going on.Also I am a daily visitor of Nah and yeah Eskay is the blogger getting paid to post Curtis Jackson videos. Shit I wish I had that job and got paid yet still posting whatevers like Theophilus London, Jay Electronica, U-N-I, Stalley, and Curt@!ns joints. The day mosts posts get lame on there I wouldn't blame the blogger but the industry itself (Hip Hop isn't that great anymore as you probably already know). Nah Right ain't shitty. Eskay has kept the site the same since it started and it's respected by the ignorant G-Unit followers, G.O.O.D Music label, Complex, and XXL Mag editors. I trust the three dudes at Nah for my Hip Hop needs because I know they post what I want like a drug dealer gives that weed I need.Creativity is at an all time low (especially in the past decade) and people are just wasting there time doing something others already thought of and are still doing. The thing with blogging is that it will either improve, advance, and/or decline because whatever a blogs main focus on is becoming awesome and/or bleak like all the other genre's in music, styles, trends, morals, lifestyles, and beliefs.

  19. 19 Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 at 9:58 am

    ^ you totally missed the point. Sounds like you don't have much of a personal opinion when it comes to anything. I like nice clothes too, but it would suck if everyone went to Macys every Tuesday to get a new Polo sweater just because that's what came out that day. I like Nah Right too, but it can't be EVERYONE's source. Everyone has different tastes and if you can find a blogger that has a taste similar to yours then you're much more likely to find good new music instead of just having your taste decided for you.

  20. 20 Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 at 10:01 am

    My name is Alex btw…

  21. 21 Whitnass
    January 15, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I made it a mission to stop reading blogs religiously at the start of 2009 cos saw the blog bullshit goin down with the big bloggers thinking they King fuckin Pin and postin bullshit their friends made instead of quality. Quality music being the essence of what bought about the blog movement, a rise against the music industry and them dictating to us what music we hear. Unfortunately, the blog world has turned into the very thing it was set up to challenge, its now the whole "if you kiss my ass, I'll post your shit",so I gave up on blogs a long time ago. However, I did choose to follow a very select few, P & P being one of them. I like the fact that it aint just hiphop, y'all swear up on here and basically just don't give a fuck, its just for love. So that being said, I couldn't give a fuck where the original source came from or what's exclusive and what's not, I come here cos it's all the stuff I'm into and want in one joint and don't have to go trawling thru 10 other bullshit blogs gettin the same shit and reading the same dry ass comments from blog groupies. Name one blog this time last year that was posting Lykke Li ish next to Gucci Mane! There were NONE except P&P, now everyone is tryna get on that shit, I remember someone givin Confusion shit for posting Lykke Li, WTF, piss off.AND I remember tweeting about not being able to find that old Blu track, MyGrandmasKitchen (of which now everyone has from his new ep, smh)and I think it was Confusion who hit me up and gave it to me, only knowing me from commenting on here a few times..I appreciate the select nature of this blog, when I used to read Nah Right, man most of that shit i didn't even stop to read let alone download, give me quality over quantity any day. I know when i come here that there's a 90% chance I'm gonna dig what's been posted which is more than I can say for those supposed larger than life big blogs who post 24/7.

  22. 22 why?
    January 15, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Just to clear things up my real name is alex and I'm the anonymous dude. Btw at the other anonymous guy, P&P gets most of its Hip Hop posts from Nah Right so yeah it kind of is "everyones" source for Hip Hop. I spent the past year visiting P&P, realized how the whole blogosphere was after checking out other blogs, and thought I don't have that similar taste anymore. Also the thing with the clothes was just I have thought a lot about either that or music and all this is just my final perspective after analyzing all these little things that make me happy. Some people love this blog because they can relate to the blogger, I don't feel like that anymore because I saw how shit changes and believe the status quo of the music and blogs isn't the same like I thought and now I just see things different. I can't stand 50 Cent or Jay-Z post Black Album and yeah I don't download everything on Nah Right. I just go there for my personal music needs which apparently to some commenters of this post seem like the mainstream artists being played on the radio but actually I love the creative and influential artists of yesterday and today from avant garde rock, indie, and pop to lyrically great, truly motivational, and innovative hip hop.

  23. 23 why?
    January 15, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Oh and the first 3 anonymous comments weren't me. Only the paragraph long comments and the one Confusion responded towards by ending his comment with "go fuck yourself".

  24. 24 Management
    January 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    P&P is probably my favorite blog on the net. period. keep up the work homie.

  25. 25 SpenceTuck
    January 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Yo confusion keep ur shit up. This is still my favorite blog. And I love franks "pointless" posts lol. Don't change anything

  26. 26 Confusion
    January 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Just to clear things up I don't get most of my hip hop from Nah Right. You can check my sources, I put them all out there. But I've always liked Nah Right so if you like it I can't blame you.Thanks to everyone for the positive comments, and to why? for making the comment box interesting with your bullshit "opinions". Just kidding.

  27. 27 why?
    January 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    rofl. No problem. Thanks for having your fans try to defend your blog after posting what went down in the comment box on Twitter. They made things more interesting and I read some good arguments and they put down things I had felt before I thought most blogs became bullshit.

  28. 28 cmongood
    January 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    So I was gonna post a different comment, but then I realized I walked in on a massacre and now I'm slowly backing out… but not before I state that there's nothing wrong with being an elitist blogger. πŸ™‚ I love Pigeons and Planes how it is. I can't say I read all your rants and raves though, but you "mix up the medicine" which is what I look for when I'm looking for music. Something different. peace.

  29. 29 Matt C
    January 15, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Posts like this, and the commentary on songs posted by both Confusion and Frank Ramz set P&P apart. This blog has turned me onto so much good music, and is consistently enjoyable to read. This is one of my favorite and most frequently visited sites, period.FUCK OFF HATERS. Go get the "hot" songs from hotnewhiphop and stop commenting on good music sites like pnp.

  30. 30 Dobe8
    January 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Hahaha funny as a mug post man. You are def right about them categories. Much respect. Hope Ill Vibes falls in a good category homie! lol.

  31. 31 brick
    January 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    yo, can you ban IP addresses?Night, Anoymous, you fucking prick. we don't give a fuck. confusion took it deeper than you could even handle, and you keep comin' back with the same bull shit.i just think they're being too nice to you.cram it your cramhole, fucker

  32. 32 inlivincolor
    January 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    this reminds me of ur music blogs post from a while back and that was 1 of my favorite posts ever. surely most people read a variety of blogs from different categories though?

  33. 33 The Prince of Ballard
    January 16, 2010 at 12:05 am

    can you say, "can of worms?" ha! this shit is funny. people commenting on blogs always act like they pay taxes on this shit and P&P is robbing them. whatever. like i have told you recently, your hard work does not go un-noticed. dont EVER sweat people that wanna complain about you doing somthing they can easily ignore. WTF ya know?signed,happily downloading music for FREE guy

  34. 34 Rajan Gill
    January 16, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Fuck you, all hip hop comes from hotnewhiphop, and everyone know its.im jk so stop getting offended.

  35. 35 charlybeast
    January 17, 2010 at 12:05 am

    People are so touchy, I think this blog is funny as hell. The angry people are just mad because they got called out. Don't worry, angry people! Somebody had to pull your card one day! I am a new P&P fan.-Charly East

  36. 36 Anonymous
    January 28, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ you should look at this emo boy style on this blog:http://emo–boys.blogspot.com

  37. 37 Anonymous
    January 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Man, I totally agree on that.There's just way too many suckers out there that can't understand.In fact, I was arguing with my best friend demetrius yesterday about this, andthey wouldn't admit to me that he was wrong. Now I can just show them this blog πŸ™‚

  38. 38 Anonymous
    February 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Nice blog as for me. It would be great to read more concerning this topic. The only thing I would like to see on that blog is a few pictures of any gizmos.David StepmanBlock phone

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