One part the führer, one part the pope

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Quarashi's Jinx, one of my favourite white rap albums. It is now eligible for induction into the Adam Riff™ White Rap Hall of Fame.

Kurt: White Rap Hall of Fame?

Jon: That's how much I love white rap.

Kurt: Which albums are members?

Jon: Well, Licensed to Ill

Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill (1986)
Beastie Boys – Paul's Boutique (1989)
3rd Bass – The Cactus Album (1989)
Vanilla Ice – To the Extreme (1990)
House of Pain – House of Pain (1992)
Insane Clown Posse – The Great Milenko (1997)
Eminem – The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Aesop Rock – Labor Days (2001)
The Streets – Original Pirate Material (2002)

Kurt: No MC 900 Ft. Jesus?

Jon: I wouldn't classify his albums as white rap.

Kurt: Snow?

Jon: According to Wikipedia, Snow is technically a dancehall artist. And even if he was technically a white rapper, Snow?!

Kurt: You inducted ICP! The Seven Society this ain't.

Drew Carey, a longtime Snow fan, had Snow record a reggae version of The Drew Carey Show theme song, "Moon Over Parma," for the series' eighth and ninth seasons. [source]


Jon: I've grown to like Check Your Head the most. Anyway, the Beastie Boys' first three albums are the Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI of white rap — and their last three albums are Episodes I-III.

Kurt: What are Ill Communication and Hello Nasty then?

Jon: Indiana Jones films?


  1. Tyler 09 Apr 12 at 13:46

    No El-P? :-/

    1. Jon 09 Apr 12 at 14:21

      Fantastic Damage isn't eligible yet. May 14, 2002.

  2. dedleg 17 Apr 12 at 00:37

    Great post – but isn't it "Licensed to Ill"?

    1. Jon 17 Apr 12 at 02:43

      Yes. FIXED.


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