Ok, So Unfortunately I Really Didn't Cop Too Many "New" Albums This Year [I Got A Couple Bootlegs of Some Of Hottest/Slept On Albums Of The Year. (i.e. Jeezy, Ne-Yo, Etc, Etc]
Instead I Started From 1999 To 2006 And Stared Copping Some Nostalgic Ass Music Which Preetty Much Made The Way I Am Now:
1. Make Yourself - Incubus - 1999
[This Joint, Along With A Ton Of Other Stuff, Inspired Me To Be..Well Myself! Lol This Joint I Just Bought Today After About Two Years Of Humming The Whole Album In My Head [Weird, Aint I?]
2. Illmatic - Nas - 1994
[Yo I Swear To You If You Ask Why I or Anybody Why Would They Be Inspired By This Album, I Will Personally Pay For A Hacker To Kill Your Computer Dead!!! D.E.D. DEAD!!!]
[But Seriously Though, If Your A 90's Baby (Well, Technically 1989. But Unlike Jay I'm Not Gonna Even Lie And Say I Was a And 80's Baby. Especially When, As Soon As I Was Born, The 80's Were Over. lol) This Is What Embodied Hip Hop at I's Finest.]
3. College Dropout - Kanye West - 2004
[So You Just Go' Sit Here And Tell Me "Spaceship" Didn't Make You Wanna Slap The Shit Out Of The Fat Motherfucker Of A Supervisor Eating Donuts For Free And You Gotta Pay Like, $2.00 For Them Joints!? GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!! LOL]
4. Murs 3:16 And Murry's Revenge- Murs - 2004 and 2006
[Both These Joints Came Into My Life For One Reason: 9th Wonder. Dude Was The Only That I Listened To A Lot Of Shit [i.e. Little brother, Skyzoo]
[But After "Listening", Like.... Really Listening To Dude Speak, It Was Like Talking to A Much Needed Friend Or Just A Dude Who Really Was Going Through From Shit And You Could Totally Relate To It.]
5. The Listening - Little Brother - 2005
[What Really Got Me To "Listen" Was They Second Album "The Minstrel Show" (Like Every Mag I Read They Ad Just Kept Popping Up Somewhere On The Side Or Every Other 6 Pages Or Whatever. So I'm Like, Gawdamn!!!! I'm Listen To This Joint And See If It's Worth All This Mag Time.)]
[Overall, I Was Highly Satisfied With That And All They Joints They Got Out Now [I Got Almost Everything They Released On Retail, Plus Like Some Other Shit I Can't Think of.]
[I Guess You Can Say, I'm A Fan Lol.]
So For Know, These Are A Portion But A Effective Portion Of Joints That Influenced My Personaility To A Certain Point.
So Happy New Year And Remember:
"That's How It Is When You Dealing With D'evil. Get A Little Status And They Think You Too Regal. That's The Nature Of People. Why You Think Muhfuckers Like To Feed Pigeons But Try Too Shoot Eagles?"
- Phonte of Little Brother
Imma Be The First To Say That This Shit Right Here Nigga!! This Is The MOST Innovative, MOST Creative, MOST Slept On Material In ALL of Hip-Hop. Period.
[That And Prince Paul's "Prince Among Thieves"]
Like, This Joint Came Out In Like...2003 I Think? When It First Came Out I Really Wasn't On My "Hip-Hop, You Don't Stop" Shit.
[Cause Back Then Niggas Was On 50's Joint's Extra Dumb Ultra Heavy!!!]
Know Don't Get Me Wrong, Speakerboxx Ain't Laggin' Behind.
But The Way I'm Feeling Now [Especially About A Certain Soft Drink] I Honestly Appreciate This Joint A Lot More.
[808's Helped Me Cope With My Situation A Bit, But I Needed To Hear Some Throwback That, In My Opinion, Inspired 808's And The First Place]
Sidenote: Electric Circus As Well As The Other Two Joints Are Soo Not Hip-Hop. Well... Not Completely.
You See, I've Learned So Much About Music. And I've Learned That Certain Shit Really Doesn't Need To Be Categorized. You Just Gotta Take It As It Is.
Anyhoo, Getting Back To The Task At Hand, This Album Is Not, I Repeat NOT What Most People Would Probably Dumb Down And Call "Alternative".
It's So Much More Than That. To Me At Least.
Dude Blends So Many Musical Concepts.
So Many Different Ways To Describe The Feeling Of Love.
It's Like A Sitcom To The Many Aspects Of Love And Life And The Beauty And The Sorrow In Between It.
[Hope That Makes Sense. Lol]
Overall, If You Ain't Up On This Joint Now, I Strongly Suggest [On Some Roger Clemens Steroid Shit] To Cop These Joint!!!
I Honestly Would Right More, But My Fingers Hurt.
[Such A Terrible Writer I Am Lol.]
The 1st Is Obviously The Most Underrated, Unpopular Yeamean In The Blog Universe: "Nikes, Dikes, And Excitebike"
The Other...A Trip Into The Final Frontier To The Back Of My Mind: "The Mind Of A Martian"
Either Way, I Hope You Enjoy One Of Them.
Stay The Fuck Off My Lawn And Stay The Fuck Off My Page!!!
T.K.C.:Coming Of Age
That Said, Now Imma Share With Yall My Recent Blog On Myspace
[Warning: I Misspelled A Couple Of Words Cause I Wrote For Like Three Hours Nonstop [Ouch My Fingers Hurt] So Don't Judge Me]
So This Is Me Just Releasing The Thoughts I Have On The Daily So. If Anyone Is Offended Or Unimpressed By What I Might/Will Say, Then I Suggest You Keep Reading Any Ways Cause It Might Mean Something To You To Know That It's Honest And Real And Might Be The Only Clear Way Of Understanding What I'm Saying.
So Yeah A Lot Of Shit Is On My Mind Right Now. My Mans And Em' [Brother, Friend, Etc] Is Struggling With This Smut [Dirty Woman] That Keeps Playing Him Extra Dumb Greasy [Playing Him For A Fool] And I'm Like, Yo, Cancel That [End Communication] Hoe [Whore] And Keep It Moving [Look Towards Something Better] Cause Nobody Likes Public Restrooms [Whore].
I Mean I Know That Shit Aint Really That Easy, But Some Shit Needs To Be Killed [To End] And Yea Means [Things] Need To Be Taken As A Stepping Stone To The Yea [Future]. So, If Things Aint Really Working Then, Maybe Those Joints [Issues] Need To Be Reevaluated And Dealt With Extra Heavy [With Great Consideration].
Speaking Of Which, That Brings To My YeaMean [Situation] About The One I'm Dumb Trippin [Infatuated With] Over. So, I Tend To Put MySelf In A Position Of Awkwardness When It Comes To Women. Like, I Tend To Over-Analyze And Exaggerate My Feelings Or The Qualities Of A Woman. Maybe It's Because I Aint Never Really Had To Opportunity To Really...Be With A Woman To The Point To Where..I Could Totally Be Secure With How She Felt About Me. [Maybe It's My Weight, Maybe It's My Age, Maybe It's Just Good Ol' Insecurity And Low Self Esteem That Just Love To Come Around At The Wrong/Right/Wrong Moment Of Progressing Or At Least..Assuming There's Any Progress Being Made] [That's The Insecure/Self Esteem Talking]
So Yeah I Recently Told Her I Love Her [Big Word, Depending How And When You Use It] But The Catch Is..I'm In Love With Her [Yikes!] But At The Same Time, I'm Telling Myself That Maybe I'm Not In Love, Maybe Just Extremely Infatuated And Lustful T'wards Her. At First Glance That Might Seem So, But It's Much More Than That.
You See, Unlike My Mans And Em' [Friend , Brother, Etc.] I'm Not That Kind Of Gut That Is After The Pussy Or Some Bomb Ass Head [Although I Wouldn't Mind Either.] And Then Maybe Consider A Relationship. Now, I'm Not Saying My Man's And Em' [Brother. Friend, Etc.] Is Just After That Quick Nut [All The Time] Especially Considering What He's Going Through Right Now. I Mean, That's My Mans [Friend, Brother] And I Support Him Extra Heavy [Full And Total Support] But Just As A Blemished Person Myself, I Still Gotta A LOT Of Work To Do. So Neither One Of Us Is Poppin In The Streets [Perfect or At Peak Performance] Right Now. Long/Short, That's My Man's And Imma Be There For A Min [Considerable Amount Of Time] So Aint Nothing He Gotta Worry About Dealing With All By Himself Unless He Feels He Needs To And Vice Versa.
So Yeah, I'm In Love With This Girl. There's No Doubt In My Mind. But There's Always That Itty Bity YeaMean [Sense] Of Falseness And Doubt.
I Mean There's Nobody On My Whole List Of Buckets [Girls Who Shall Remain Nameless, Not Cause There Dead But Because They Dont Matter] That Can Compare To Her. She's The Kind Of Girl, For Me, Is What Made Barack Obama Pursue His Wife For Months Until He Finally Did Something Right And She Finally Said Yes And Eventually Helped Him Become The President United States Of America. She, To Me, Is What Made Biggie Go After Faith Knowing Good And Damn Well He Wasn't No Looker [Mind You, I Dont EVEN Look Like Biggie, But Dude Had Taste And Swag To Match] The Type Of Person You Can Just...Feel. Relate To. Vibe With. Chill With. Feel With. Touch With. *Uh* With. You Know That...Thing You Just Don't Get With Any Other Man, Woman, Vegetable, Fruit, Vitamin Or Mineral.
But While Im Feeling Like That, She's Dealing With Her Issues Pretty Much As I Am But With A More, Yet Similar, Yet Complex, And Complicated Situation That, While Trying To Be A Good Friend, Is Finding Preetty Hard To Watch From The Sidelines, Only Wishing I Could Save Her The Trouble And The Stress Of It. But At The Same Time, I Know That I Can't Save Her...Completely.
I Know That While That May Be The Issues As Well As Her Home Life And Her Work Life And Her Life As A Whole, I Still Wish That I Could..Fix It For Her.
But All I Can Do Is Love Her. That's Really All I'm Good At At This Point....
So, I Hope To Whoever Reads This Is Enlightened And Hopefully Fulfilled That I Explained Most Of My YeaMeans [Dialect/ Life] To You. So If You Aint Know Before, You Know Now.
With That Said, Go Ahead And Do Yourself That Favor [Men And Women] And Check This Out.
What You Gon' Do When They Come For You...
Here You Have Joey Styles - Literally The "Voice Of ECW" [Real Heads Know. ECW Stands For Extreme Championship Wrestling] From The Very Beginning To The Bitter End In 2001.
He Was Also Famous For Screaming The Phrase: OH MY GOD!!! After Every Shocking Maneuver or Event In A Match. [Real Heads Know What I'm Talking About.]
Then You Have JBL [Real Heads Also Know That "JBL" Stands For John "Bradshaw" Layfield] A Veteran Wrestler Of The WWE From The Mid 90's To Present.
If You Followed Wrestling Like I Have [Which you Probably Didn't] He And Tag Team Partner Farooq Were Known As APA [Real Heads Know What That Means]
So Any To Get To The Gist Of It, Here's The Story About An Altercation That These Guys Get Into. And Don't Assume The "Bigger" Guy Won...
Shouts To ProWrestling.com
"JBL is one of the senior members of the WWE locker room and has a reputation for being somewhat of a bully. According to several sources, JBL picked out Joey Styles to be the target of his hazing during the Iraq tour. JBL was messing with Styles all week, including calling him condescending names in front of other WWE employees and spilling a drink on him intentionally.
After a few days of abuse, Joey Styles had enough abuse and confronted JBL, who had been drinking at the time. The altercation turned physical and Styles dropped JBL with a punch to the face. Several wrestlers had to step in and break it up."
Now Mind You JBL Is At Least 300lbs. Joey Styles, As Far As I Know Has Never Competed In The Ring In Any Way, Shape Or Form, Unless It Was Commentary Or ECW Related. And You Would Think That Even Though Dude Snuffed The "Wrestling God" That It Would Be Bad For Business And Somebody [Styles] Would Have Been Fired...
"At last night's RAW tapings, JBL was unusually quiet while Styles tried to play down the incident and did not want to talk about it. While some companies would fire an employee for an incident like this, there are actually some people within the company that feel Styles standing up for himself might actually score him some points with Vince McMahon."
So At The End Of The Day "David Snuffs Goliath, And Gets Away With It!!
[Now He Must Know How De La Hoya Feels...]
Back To The Task At Hand, Although Many People See Him As The Anitchrist [Google It, Myspace It, YouTube It, IDC Just Prove Me Wrong] But Dude Puts Out Some Hard Hitting Shit! [My Ribs Hurt]
Obviously Im Talking About Hova The God [Nigga Blasphamy]
Here's A Random Album Of Pics I Yoink'd Off Of Photobucket.
[To Real Heads Only, Jay Is Rocking The MF DOOM Ostrich Dunks] [Eh, They're Okay]
[Jigga And B Look Awfully Disgusted At Something... (Rihanna Maybe?)]
[Imma Let You Tell It, Do I Seriously Have To Ask?]
[I'm Not a Businessman...]
[The Twin Towers Are Still Up. Need I Say More?]
[I'm A Brooklyn Boy, It Might Take Some Getting Used To...]
Please Give Me Some Feedback...
What Do You Think?
Album of the Year: Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand Radiohead - In Rainbows
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Big Boi (featuring Raekwon and Andre 3000) - “Royal Flush” T.I. (featuring Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Kanye West) - “Swagga Like Us”Lil Wayne (featuring Jay-Z) - “Mr. Carter”Ludacris (featuring T.I.) - “Wish You Would”Young Jeezy (featuring Kanye West) - “Put On”
Song of the Year:Estelle (featuring Kanye West) - “American Boy”Adele - “Chasing Pavements”Jason Mraz - “I’m Yours”Sara Bareilles - “Love Song”Coldplay - “Viva la Vida”
Best Rap Album:Jay-Z - American Gangster Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III Lupe Fiasco - The Cool Nas - Untitled T.I. - Paper Trail
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Danger Mouse Nigel Godrich Johnny Karkazis Rick Rubin will.i.am
Best Alternative Music Album: Beck - Modern Guilt Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges Radiohead - In Rainbows
Best Rap Solo Performance:Jay-Z - “Roc Boys (And the Winner Is...)” Lil Wayne - “A Milli” Lupe Fiasco - “Paris, Tokyo” Nas - “N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave and the Master)” Snoop Dogg - “Sexual Eruption”
Best Rap Song: Lil Wayne - “Lollipop” Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain) - “Low” Snoop Dogg - “Sexual Eruption” Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos) - “Superstar”T.I. (featuring Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil Wayne) - “Swagga Like Us”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Estelle (featuring Kanye West) - “American Boy” Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain) - “Low” John Legend & Andre 3000 - “Green Light” Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain - “Got Money”Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos) - “Superstar”
Best Short Form Music Video: Erykah Badu - “Honey” Gnarls Barkley - “Who's Gonna Save My Soul” Alicia Keys and Jack White - “Another Way to Die” Radiohead - “House of Cards” Weezer - “Pork and Beans”
Fast Forward A Year Or So Later...And You See Who Has The Last Laugh...
Shouts To SeeDaSneakers
Shouts To JWORK
"You can make a real difference just by being you. You can change the world for the better simply by being your authentic best.
You don't need flowery, sophisticated wording to add value to the discussion. By simply and sincerely saying what's on your mind, you can contribute profound truth.
The dreams that you have are yours because they give you a reason to perform at your best. In so doing, you add your own splendid threads to the rich fabric of life.
There is no one else who sees the world in exactly the same way as you. Express your opinions, express your perspective, express your vision and you'll offer great, unique value.
You'll never be satisfied following someone else's dream. Real fulfillment comes from accomplishing the things that are most meaningful to you.
In your unique perspective you'll find a lifetime of value. Be the best of who you are, and raise your whole world higher."
"I Might Not Know The Key To Success, But I Know The Key To Failure Is Not Trying"
- Bill Cosby