I wrote this in simpler times. I’m staying off the internet for the most part for the foreseeable future. But remembering guys is a good time, or it was. Shit, I don’t even know what a good time is anymore...

There are a lot of people who’ve done rapping. Most of them were really bad and terrible and the faster we forget they ever rapped, the better. But some of them were pretty good! Or maybe they were just really enjoyable in the moment. It’s fun to think about those guys and gals.

Hip-Hop heads, who are always reasonable people, especially online, will no doubt respond with polite commentary reminding me that many of these acts are still around, still producing, and are perhaps key parts of other more legendary rap collectives. Some will point out that certain members of group acts also released solo albums. Others will simply assert that these acts should not be treated as marginal. I appreciate the measured tone those comments will undoubtedly take, and in kind, I reply: Fuck outta here, herb-ass lames.

Here’s mines, who are yerns?

Souls of Mischief
Aceyalone
Arrested Development
Keith Murray
Kilo (Ali)
MC Lyte
Kwame
Handsome Boy Modeling School
X-Clan
Special Ed
Sole
Rasco
Da Lench Mob
DJ Quik
Kool Keith
Big Mike
Monie Love
D Nice
Masta Ace
The D.O.C.
Eyedea
Killah Priest
Princess Superstar
Above The Law
Erick and Parrish Making Dollars
Gravediggaz
Eight Ball and MJG