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2 March, 2015@10:26 am
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Friends, the time has come to close the book on HipHopSite.Com. After nineteen years online, I have come to the decision to bring the site to its glorious ending. As many of you have seen, over the last few months I have been working closely with original Source Magazine founder Jonathan Shecter in creating Cuepoint at Medium. Most of my time and energy over the last few months has gone into acting as managing editor of Cuepoint, delivering a wide array of stories that cover all genres of music. Having also spent much of the last 19 years as a DJ, my musical palette has expanded well beyond just hip-hop. Cuepoint is a place that has allowed me to write, commission, and curate articles from the best writers in the business. I am very proud of what Shec and I have started, so now it is time for me to fully devote my time and energy into making Cuepoint into the best place to read about music.


I’ve had a lot of great memories in creating HipHopSite, from purchasing product to sell in our retail shop directly from an unsigned Eminem at a Motel 6 to crashing the “Forgot About Dre” and “Stan” video shoots. From helping unknown artists like Jedi Mind Tricks, Little Brother, and J-Live get heard to chasing down MF Doom in a Las Vegas casino for an in-store. From running official websites for Em, Doom, RJD2, Demigodz to hosting in store events with Redman, Pharrell, KRS-One, Questlove, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Talib Kweli. It’s truly been an incredible ride, but now it’s time to move on to the next chapter.


I will still continue to write album reviews on own personal Medium.Com/@DjPizzo account and will deliver more in-depth articles directly for Cuepoint. HipHopSite.Com will remain online for historical and archival purposes, so the option is there to pick things up one day later in the future. But for now, the site will no longer be updated. To be frank, I am not interested in collecting the content that is already infinitely blogged across the internet for HipHopSite each day. I’d rather devote my time to delivering you bigger, better, harder-hitting articles and Medium’s Cuepoint is the perfect place to do so. So below are some links of a few things I have written for Cuepoint recently. I invite you all to comment, respond, and even write your own articles on Medium. Hopefully I’ll see some of you on the other side.


Thank you all for the many years of support.


Peace party people,


Mike “DJ” Pizzo
02/23/15


It Took A Nation: The Greatest Rap Album Gets Its Due


The Music Of Pulp Fiction


A Formal Introduction To Tuxedo: Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One


Hoping For A Better Tomorrow: How The Wu-Tang Clan Got It Wrong


Portishead’s “Dummy” At 20


The Far-Reaching Influence Of A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records

90 Responses to "It’s Time To Say Goodbye…"
  • Atom says:

    I run these streets now

    ;)

  • gggggggggg says:

    pizzo..thank you man. the internet really helped me fall in love w/ hip hop and hiphopsite.com was #1..i remember checkin the news multiple times a day looking for rumors of release dates, rap beefs, ect. i’ll check for you on your new site. thanks again

  • Atom says:

    First comment in 4 months!!!

    Never forget the hiphopsite!

  • geedubbleyoo says:

    I still check to see if a random update would come up…
    HHS forever

  • Yungplex says:

    What up Pizzo! Won’t u give us the late Xmas present and drop them year end best/worst lists I know heads is still checkin/fiendin for bruh?

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