B.o.B vs. Drake II

Further to my article of last week on the two new rapping and singing Wunderkinder, B.o.B and Drake, I just wanted to add a few comments about the reception of their debut albums and what it might say about hip hop criticism today. My colleague over at Rapspot, Toobs, dug both albums (warning: Danish), preferring…

Mail from David Mazzucchelli

I recently received the following correspondence from cartoonist David Mazzucchelli, re: my old article on his “Big Man” and its similarities with Bill DuBay and Alex Toth’s “Daddy and the Pie” (above): “Dear Matthias, I came across your essay, “The Child and the Giant,” several years ago, and would like to thank you for your…