read my first post, then my second, etc. i was very clear in what i was looking for. if you want to argue for the merits of the boondocks as the kind of criticism that you'd prefer then continue on. but nowhere have i knocked the strip. & nowhere have i suggested that the critiques should be written by a someone with a doctorate or any other academic credentials.
the request was for those of us who love and/or respect hip-hop to go a little furthur with our criticisms, whatever our so-called intellectual standing. for me, this would include well-researched essays, articles, books, and so forth.