There’s a reason people rarely speak of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. It is because it’s not that good. It is often referred to as the “MMMBop” of the 19th century.
Rush into some of this, something the kids call chill hop.
One man trying to entertain himself is walking down the street listening to Gladys Knight & The Pips as loud as he possibly can on headphones. Another man is approaching him listening to George Michael on headphones. As often happens in these situations, they collide. One indignant man says, “You’ve got your Gladys Knight in my George Michael.” The other man slaps him hard across the face. True story.
In 2003, Jay-Z released The Black Album. Flash forward to 2018, and I have mashed up the whole album under the working title “The Bumblebee Project”. I am yellow, Jay-Z is black, bumblebees are yellow and black, but so are the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here, for your entertainment, is the final installment, number 11 of 14. Collect them all.