Usually this time of year everyone including myself starts grumbling about how much the past year has totally sucked and can’t wait to bring in the next one. Have to admit for the first time in a long time, I’m sad to see 2011 go. This was an amazing year for friends of mine personally, professionally, and I got to meet some great people from all over. 2011 was the shit! I got DJ events at places I never thought would have me play and shared lineups with some of my favorite producers. The H.O.R. readership is higher than it’s ever been and now becoming more of an underground society that laughs at even the most liberal of establishments, making a mockery out of everything in it’s path. It’s basically becoming a cult, but with better music, drugs, and get togethers.
Enough about my boring ass, it’s time we look back on 2011 for the beautiful bitch that she was while giving out personal fist bumps to people who stood out to us for the 1st ever, H.O.R. Year End Awards.
Kim Jong Il A.K.A. The Korean Al Davis – Things just aren’t going to be the same around here now that the great leader of North Korea is no longer with us. I’ve been obsessed with him and the Juche way of life for years now. He was a true leader who will forever be in H.O.R. icon status for the way he inherited a Country and ran things the way he set fit to better the Jong Il family. I ask that you turn away in regards to his human rights policies because the Juche way of life preaches self reliance which tests the North Korean peoples loyalty to their Country. When others wanted him to stop building a military, he told the World to go fuck themselves and started a nuclear program. Kim Jong was a ruler and we will never see anything close to that again in our lifetime. I bow to YOU, great leader.
DILLON FRANCIS was one of the best kept secrets in 2010 and went thermo nuclear in 2011 with some of the most mind blowing sounds I’ve heard in years raising the bar by revolutionizing moombahton. I’m not about dick riding for paragraphs on end but you have to give credit where it’s due. His twitter feed rules too.
ANGGER DIMAS – HEY FREAK This joint came up in the bottom of the 9th inning in 2011 but hit it out of the park. “Hey Freak” was actually leaked on youtube back in January so I’ve been licking my lips all year waiting to get my hands on it. Love everything about this track. It’s high energy with a subtle tribal vibe to it that still makes you want to fuck things up. Love blowing my ears out this one.
Blog of the Year (that isn’t H.O.R.)
BIG GHOST CHRONICLES wins this award in a rout! Nothing even came close to Big Ghost this year on the entire internet, period. Now that we’ve crowned him for this year we also need to step back and look at the bigger picture because Ghost has pioneered blogging. In a years time his industry reviews have grown a readership that is growing by the millions. All of which is based on a guy keeping it real to his hip hop roots while splashing in some of the greatest one liners and mental images that one will ever read. In fact, it’s so good that the actual artists have responded to it. For those of you who are just catching on to Cocaine Biceps, he is NOT the actual rapper Ghost Face Killah, I’m stunned that people still haven’t figured THAT shit out yet. He absolutely owned 2011 and can’t wait to see whats around the corner next year. Salute!
BACON OF THE YEAR
BACON CEREAL – Sure this pick is a little biased but I had so much fun making it with Steve and Andrew that I couldn’t pick against it. Look for more fucked up cooking videos in 2012
ETA Silver G- This award definitely has some debate to it. in 2011 we met both Silver G and Alan Urban, both of which changed the H.O.R. permanently. Silver G won this award because he is the gift that keeps on giving. We will never be able to top what we did with Alan but with Silver G, the sky is the limit. So for the first time in his life, he’s finally getting recognized for doing something he loves. Being property of the H.O.R. In case you Missed it, here are the 2 Silver G posts that changed the internet.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR: LoL!
That wraps up an unforgettable 2011. I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings.