The received opinion seems to suggest that Nas's Illmatic is "the greatest" hip-hop album ever. Obviously, that's a subjective assessment, but there is widespread consensus among hip-hop cognoscenti that Illmatic is a high point in hip-hop history. I've seen it compared several times now to Kind of Blue. So, that's what I'm going to to be listening to this week. We'll see.
I also have a whole host of NFL predictions, for which I know you all hunger. Here are a few.
1. The Indianopolis Colts will finish 8-8 or 9-7; they will not make the playoffs.
2. Blake Bortles will pan out; he'll be a success as an NFL quarterback.
3. The St. Louis Rams and New York Giants will finish with the league's worst records.