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14 February, 2012@9:36 pm
49 comments

Dear heads,

So, I have been in deep thought about what direction to take HipHopSite.Com in the future. I have to be honest, my heart is not in the site anymore. Mostly because I don’t like the direction that hip-hop music has taken. Don’t get me wrong, the underground has always produced great music, but after 17 years of running HipHopSite.Com, it’s hard for me to get excited about this stuff anymore. Let’s face it, I’m jaded.

I’ve been wanting to take some time off from HHS to produce and start a label, but the time I put into the site each day is not allowing that to happen. My first inkling was to throw in the towel and retire HipHopSite for good. Hang up my mic, so to speak.

But I still enjoy reviewing albums; it’s innate in me to listen to a record and critique it. So then I thought I could just run those reviews on DJPizzo.Com, but that would probably confuse people. Someone suggested to me that I should sell it, and the another person suggested I hand it over to the community. I like the second idea better.

So now the question is how to do this. One way is to simply open the site up and let all of you take control of it. This could get messy with double posts, old posts, piracy, etc, but then again, if we had someone moderating the site, it wouldn’t be a problem at all. Sites like Reddit and Wikipedia have proven this. In short, we could probably get it under control pretty quickly.

With that off my chest, I’d like to hear your thoughts. I hate to see sites disappear completely, and I would hate to have the legacy of HHS thrown away just because I’m tired of doing it. I know you guys love the site and visit it every day, so perhaps there’s a way to keep this thing alive that involves all of you. Feel free to chime in with your ideas in the comments section or email me directly at mistapizzo@gmail.com.

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49 Responses to "The Future (?) Of HipHopSite.Com"
  • khordkutta says:

    WTF? gotta do what ya gotta do, I used to go the store on the regular to get “early” releases or just chop it up and have a real convo about music. Because of yall i got to kick it with the Whoridas up @ KUNV and talk to them about Ninja Scroll LOL!!! Got to see and talk to my hiphop hero KRS-ONE. GOD Bless on the Label and Production.

  • J. Hall says:

    Sorry to hear, but also understandable with where hip hop has gone (and is still going) in recent times. Good luck with whatever you do in the future. I’ll keep checking in on djpizzo.com!

  • JayReddy says:

    I have been coming to the website for years. Some of my favorite CD’s were the Preemptive Hype CD’s that came with orders. Anyways, I like the idea of opening it up to the community. One cool thing would be to have people vote on reviews. I can get my “Mitt Romney” on and switch a rating if I hear a good (or bad) review. No offense, I have flatly disagreed with a few reviews lately, so it would be cool to have a voice in the process. Maybe the review stayed open for a specific amount of time after the album/mixtape dropped. I am just thinking of the top of my head. Thanks again for all the hard work.

  • gangstapotato says:

    yo Pizzo

    How can you say you are not excited about hip hop anymore when the 7LES w/Inspectah Deck album is coming out w/production from Primo? And a new Demigodz album.

    Pizzo you trippin!
    I thought you were better than this.

  • gangstapotato says:

    at least bring back the forums homie, the ughh forums are nauseating

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