Personally, after my second ban for basically nothing, I kinda saw the writing on the wall and looked elsewhere. Coupled with school picking up and spending some time at the bore, I stuck to lurking GAF-Hop, even after my ban expired.
Miss the good 'ol days though.
Recon and kampsy going at it, blackace mixes (I still have about 10 on my itunes), endless Kanye cycles (peterboy thinking graduation is somehow his best album), the Weeknd releases, the day GKMC dropped, late night plug sessions, etc etc.
And just kickin it with good people.
Not to mention the famous HRD quarterly round-up posts (which I hope you still continue somewhere, maybe the bore?) which were a great way to find releases I missed.
Shout out to maccas and IrishNinja and never hitting the last post, all the OGs,
Caco for never eating that Cd,
Yoda for the self destruction,
Siddx for all the rants,
Enzo for always having the news,
Toku for being Toku and bringing us balance between light and dark,
Des for the wrapups,
Everyone who posted in here ever about their love of hip hop,
All you motherfuckers. Bless up. Even the soulja girls.
Discovered a shit load of great music through this place. 5 years I've been reading this thread. Time flies.
I can't remember that shared music player thing we used to use but that was dope.