Brian Coleman: Lists Create Lazy Journalism

Jan 22, 2015, 08:49 PM

"I generally try to steer away from that (top 5) because I think that is away to narrow things too much." says veteran author and Hip Hop Historian Brian Coleman on The Library during their interview. Brian continues, " If I tell you my top 5, then you're not going to pay attention to people who are outside; numbers 6 or 7 or something like that. It's all hip-hop to me and I tend not to rank people....There are a lot of outlets out there that would rather do a list, then an article; and I don't ever want to feed into that because there is so much lazy journalism out there that it drives me insane. The good thing about that is it creates debate and lets fans be passionate. There is no real advantage to ranking MCs."

Check out Brian's new book “Check the Technique: Vol 2: More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies." here http://www.good-road.net/ctt2.html and Download the full part of the interview here http://thelibrarywithtimeinenkel.libsyn.com/the-library-brian-coleman-final-part