I am grateful for all my fellow hip hop heads with whom I can converse about the music we love however there’s always one who takes things too far… Yes, it’s nice to be able to recognize samples in songs we love and state where they came from but no we don’t need you to give us a history lesson EVERY TIME we mention a song with a sample in it. Yes it’s awesome that you adore “liner notes” and know how some of the most celebrated songs came to be but no we don’t need a power point presentation, infographic, dissertation and play-by-play every time we’re listening to the music. It’s most certainly impressive that you’ve “been down” with (Insert Group or Artist Name Here) since their first album but no we don’t need to make being a fan a contest where anyone who didn’t hear of a song, group or artist 2.5 seconds before you is rendered a bandwagon jumper. And its cool if I see you at the shows I attend but its not cool to come stand with me and talk my ear off doing any of the above mentioned. Just let me and everyone else enjoy the music. No need to prove you’re a gotdamned Hip Hop Encyclopedia!