While the Jiggy Era had taken over the mainstream Rap world and commercial radio, the kind of music that once thrived on major labels was forced underground like the Morlocks. What happened next was the formation of a Rebel Alliance forced to eek out spaces in the shadow of the Galactic Empire. SIDEBAR: I fought for the Resistance. This story is told from my perspective. 1997 was yet another transition year for Rap following the close of the 2nd Golden Era which spanned from 1992 to 1996.
October 20th, 1992 was a notable date in Hip-Hop history for several reasons, most of them stemming from the fact it's the day veteran MC/producer Grand Puba released his classic debut album Reel To Reel. You may ask why I'm writing about an album that failed to even sell Gold 20 years after its release.
A full decade has passed since the late Amy Winehouse‘s debut LP Frank was first released in the UK/Europe. When Winehouse first appeared she was considered an extremely young Nu Jazz vocalist devoid of the social grace and seasoning that most other UK artists had who were considered for a huge push overseas.
“That was a bad shot by Marcus Smart!”. Guys... THOSE. GO. IN. You think the Celtics win 34 games this season without Smart shooting wide open threes? The answer is NO. Teams lose games, not individuals...
Anthony Davis went for 45 points 16 rebounds, Boogie Cousins went for 19 points & 15 rebounds and the Celtics STILL were in control of the game late & had held them scoreless for 5 minutes. Moral of the story? Finish your adversary off or they can take out in an instant
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".