Here at Potholes, we love to hear feedback from each and every one of our readers. With that said, we are going to take this time to bring to your attention a recent shift in philosophy. Before I get into that, I would like to assure you that all of the conclusions made here have been thought over long and hard, and we would still like to hear what you think! All of your comments, suggestions, compliments and hatred will be taken into consideration as we move along into the future.
Many of you may have already noticed, but clearly there has been a shift in the types of music that we have been covering on the site over the past few months. There are a number of reasons why that has been happening, and hopefully you will be able to understand where this is coming from. For one, I would like to address the fact that hip-hop is, and always will be a true love of ours. Since that is true, you can expect to see continued coverage of the genre that has taken us to where we are today.
Times change, tastes change, and Potholes is a prime example of that. Recently, we, the writers, have found that our tastes have been evolving. Instead of holding that in, we figured we would start sharing that with you guys. Personally, I have been exploring the world of indie rock and electronic music for many years now, and I would love to open up to you all the daily findings I uncover while exploring it. Since we have such an awesome outlet with one of the best readerships on the internet, I figured this would be a great place to start.
But this is a hip-hop blog, isn’t it? I mean, after all, Potholes In My Blog is in reference to the classic De La Soul song, right? While the title of the blog is in reference to “Potholes In My Lawn”, nowhere on the site does it suggest that we are solely a hip-hop blog. We are a blog that provides coverage of quality music, plain and simple. Speaking of De La Soul, one thing that made them so great was that they appealed to such a wide audience. Prince Paul was known for sampling just about every genre of music and fans were able to embrace that!
Not to mention, many of the leading artists in hip-hop have turned to other genres to further their sound lately. Exhibit A- Foreign Exchange. Initially a rap group, we now see them releasing projects in completely different areas. Leave It All Behind was a soul and R&B album first and foremost. Nicolay’s latest City Lights project was heavily electronic influenced, with little to no hip-hop influence at all. Exhibit B- The Roots. Collaborating not only with Blu and Phonte on their upcoming How I Got Over, but also artists like Joanna Newsom and Monsters of Folk. There are no longer any boundaries in music, so why should we hold ourselves to any?
I know this is a lot to digest, but I felt like we needed to answer some questions that many of you have brought to our attention. Potholes In My Blog has become a part of my life, and I hope that we can continue to keep it a part of yours as well. Again, we truly encourage you all to speak your mind on this issue, as well as any of the other blog posts that you feel inspired to comment on. This is your site as much as it is ours!