Even way before bands like THE RAMONES, THE DEAD BOYS, and the SEX PISTOLS were heard of, THE DICTATORS (formed in New York City) were making good old-fashioned punk rock music as far back as 1973. Many rock music historians have opined that it was THE DICTATORS who helped define the “proto-punk” genre. After all, it was THE DICTATORS who inspired John Holmstrom and Legs McNeil to create Punk magazine, which later became a “bible” of sorts of the punk rock movement of the late seventies.
Nas: Illmatic XX: obviously one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever, one of the best albums ever, period. the remixes on the bonus disc are pretty cool, as is his appearance on the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito show. #nas