Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hip Hop Is Read: Three Years Later

Yesterday, June 12th, marked the three year anniversary of Hip Hop Is Read's inception. It really doesn't feel like it's been that long. This month also marks the five year anniversary of my high school graduation. Those were some good times. To commemorate these two events, I thought I'd share a brief portion of my high school year book from senior year. It's totally relevant. Here's what they wrote about me:
Where Will You Be in Twenty Years?

Rott - Bringing BET to the masses, but for a lot cheaper than they'll give it to you
How did they know!?!? Thanks to all the visitors of the site. Thanks to everyone who comments on the posts, downloads the sample sets and tape deck compilations. Thanks for spreading the word. Thanks for reading. Thanks for disagreeing. Thanks for everything. :D


  1. Congrats Ivan, HHIR is one of my favourite blogs. Love from the Great White North.

  2. Thanks for a blog that keeps it real, it sees so rare these days. Respect from the Dirty South!

  3. You know i still love ya, all the best & God bless.

  4. Keep it up. One of the few blogs I check daily. Really like those rap roundtables.

  5. Congratulations on three amazing years!

    This is one of the best blogs out there, period. There are some great hip-hop blogs that post mostly music or video. I like how you post your thoughts, commentary, and how you aren't afraid to tackle things outside of hip-hop as well.

    Keep up the good work. I'm a loyal subscriber and will continue to be so.

  6. Over-rated if you ask me...

  7. Seriously though, I stumbled upon HHIR by chance, clicking a link from another blog whose name eludes me.

    I was checking out the Sample and Example from Finding Forever by Nina Simone. Hasnt been a day since that I havent checked out the site.

    Keep on grinding Ivan. HHIR is a triumph in an arena of indentikit rap blogs. Your unique content keeps our attention and offers something different to 90% of the other music blogs.

    Good samples, good comment, good writing (under-rated), good discussion....HHIR is the shit! No payola either...

    Be proud. Take a bow. You deserve the acclaim.

  8. Congrats!

    wow its hard to believe 3 years have gone by.