Welcome to the first ever ‘Paying Respects’, a series in which we revisit some form of media, and see how that holds up in today’s crazy world.

Back in early 2017 the state hip-hop had felt kinda stale for me. Sure, you had your mainstays Kendrick Lamar and J Cole pumping out some quality tunes, but truthfully, I found it hard to enjoy anything new from the scene. I understand rap and hip-hop gotta do new things to stay fresh – and that’s fine. I get it. But nothing was grabbing me. I had a run of disappointment followed by disappointment. I had been hurt before, and I didn’t know if I could love again…

Let’s be real here, we live in a world that is over-saturated by the superhero genre. Wherever you look there’s new Marvel movies destroying box offices, DC reboots, new video game adaptions, and merch galore. Being a millennial that grew up with all of this stuff I have been filled with joy! But again, as a millennial, I am now apathetic towards the genre (and almost anything). At least that was the case until Amazon dropped their obscure comic adaption of ‘The Boys’ (full disclosure, never read the comics).