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NO TRIVIA @ SPIN.COM

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Hey guys, I sold out! No Trivia is now on SPIN’s website. I will be blogging daily for them and doing the kind of bullshit I used to do on this blog a few years ago. It’s going to be lots of fun. Eventually, No-Trivia.com will forward you over to the SPIN blog, so subscribe to the new No Trivia, and follow me on Tumblr for other writing. My first post at SPIN is an introduction:

Some of you are probably familiar with my semi-frequent column over the past year, and December’s “Hip-Hop Issue,” which I was fortunate enough to help put together. A few of you may even remember No Trivia as my once-fruitful personal rap blog, before it turned into pretty much nothing but a repository for links to writings for SPIN, Pitchfork, Village Voice, and other publications.

My relationship with rap began when I bought Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day.” — on cassingle. The next purchase was Spin Doctors’ “Two Princes.” I was eight years old. I mention my first music-buying forays because I know a lot of kids who like to boast, ten years after the fact, at the height of their indie-rock infatuation, that their first CD was Weezer’s Blue Album or Flaming Lips’ Transmission from the Satellite Heart — as if some latent hipster gene existed in their unformed 10-year-old frames. When you ask, “Well what was your second CD?” it’s always something embarrassing. Who knows what was appealing to my elementary-school-attending ass about “It Was A Good Day” and “Two Princes,” other than the fact that they were catchy and on MTV a whole bunch…

Written by Brandon

February 27th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

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  1. Is it okay to put a portion of this in my site if perhaps I publish a reference point to this site?

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    15 Jun 12 at 8:57 am

  2. No Trivia deserve to be on SPIN!

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