The problem with what?
I don't think I'm ready for curator status I'd rather just call the whole thing off. I was thinking about this last night though. The energy of digging is fundamentally a competitive energy or at least, a way to build status and past a certain age it dissipates.
Innovation has to be time bound it's all to do with the new. If it's distributed in space it's merely difference not progression.
I'm responding to that list as a model of engagement with music. I don't think it works. I think it sucks the life out of everything it touches.
It's not just about the lyrics although the faux veneration of 'ghetto poetry' is obviously comical it's more about the search for novelty and authenticity and the way that's driven by the rap blogger model. I found this amazing Vietnamese noodle joint in the strip mall