Following hip hop is like following a super eventful drama / action tv show. There's just so much happening — and most of the happenings are absolutely crazy. What I love about hip hop is that it's so personal. As a comparison: when you watch and follow football, you get some interviews and hear comments from players themselves, but they are so incredibly boring it's insane. They answer really short, always the same answers from all the players (i.e. "It was a good game, but now we look forward to the next and the win is the most important thing"). Example: interview with football players. But when you go to hip hop related news, there's always something crazy (as mentioned in the subtitle).
I suppose that's the wonders of music: to create great music, you have to put yourself into the art you create, and for hip hop artists, it's their (often) eventful lives.
This week, I've included a lot of new hip hop that has been released in the past month. I've been busy with another writing project I'm doing (I write about design as well, if you fancy a read, you can find it here).