JSC Radio Ep. 56: #RetroReview – Survivor Series 1997

PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s good people! 

As you recall, back in August, Episode 48 was the first official #RetroReviewwhich took a look back at SummerSlam 1997. Nothing like looking at something you were into as a teenager as a 37-year-old! Also, as you know, there will be a quarterly show like this that reviews one of the classic “Big 4” WWF/WWE Pay-Per-Views: Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series.

After Episode 28 looked at Ric Flair’s incredible win in the 1992 Royal Rumble and Episode 36 looked at my all-time favorite WrestleMania matches, it was time to go all in and review a full PPV. And since I looked at SummerSlam 1997, I had to go back 20 years for the next Retro Review and this one was a monumental one: Survivor Series 1997. Yep. THAT one. And, yes, I will talk all about…you know what.

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Drake-ing The Shark: Rap is in Dire Straits…

They Say The Children Are The Future…Then I Need A Time Machine to warn the past...◊

“I’m strictly about skills and dope lyrical coastin’/Relying on talent, not marketing and promotion”

—KRS-One, Step Into A World (1995)

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — I am entering my third decade of hip-hop/rap fandom and I have essentially come to the conclusion that the music that I grew up loving is in some serious trouble. Rap, as in all forms of music and entertainment, is predicated as much on hype and bullshit as it actual talent and skills. In a lot of ways, it’s similar to the NBA or NFL draft. A fresh, new, UNKNOWN talent is like that hot shit quarterback or point guard. And often the path to hot shit-dom is College, which in rap circles is the mixtape and underground circuit.

Continue reading Drake-ing The Shark: Rap is in Dire Straits…