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Band-AID

So, my friend Kory Pritchett and I are going to be putting on a concert for the benefit of AIDS research.  It is probably going to be going down in September, and we are going to have all kinds of music playing.  Most notably for you hip-hop-heads is S-Preme, our headlining act.  Also in attendance might be Tha Clown, a local kid that spits fire like you’ve never heard.  But, keep your eyes on that.  Big shit poppin’.

Quote of the Day Volume 9

“I dip, spit quicker than you ever seen

adminster pain,

next the minister’s screamin your name

At your wake as I peak in,

look in your casket feelin sarcastic,

“Look at him, still sleepin!””

Jay Z- “22 Two’s”

Alright, Another Question

While my friend and I were listening to Airplanes Pt. 2 off of The Adventures of Bobby Ray, we began discussing Eminem’s verse at the end of the track. Original, uniquely rhythmed and almost impossible to rap over word for word, it’s not hard to see why everyone in hip hop wants a verse just like that one on their album today.  This got me thinking. Who else besides Eminem has been as influential (and controversial) in our generation? I would argue that Slim is probably the most influential MC of our generation. He brought a new style to the game, making it okay for white boys to rap; speaking about the vices of our society, the corruption of the American political system, and the tragedy of the broken, impoverished home of a small Detroit child. I think in retrospect, Eminem will be our generation’s Godfather of “the game”. The late 80’s had N.W.A., the 90’s had Tupac, and now the new millennium has Shady. I challenge the reader to dispute this. Well, I actually encourage it.

T.I. Speaks

“The only way you really lose is if you quit.”

Let’s put this out there before we proceed: This album is the first in ten years which features the entire Bone Thugs crew. With that said, I can’t say it sounds like the Bone Thugs I’ve come to love. There are snappy, quick lyrics throughout. No where else do you see sheer quantity and speed of delivery than with Bone Thugs. Tracks like “Rebirth” and “See Me Shine” pack a hard, single-type, radio punch, while the anthem “Only God Can Judge Me” seems a little cheesy, as if digging for introspection. The album features production from group loyalist DJ U-Neek, while Krayzie Bone, Thin C, and Fatboi are among honorable mentions. I can’t say I see this album as a production success, though. Choruses are repetitive, light and almost electronic at points. The group that preaches “Thug Love” needs production that backs their creed. I almost think that the more Bone Thugs try to make a record that packs lasting depth of mind (the Intro is jammed with Biblical references), they come away with a record that doesn’t accomplish much. It’s an easy listen. I’m glad the crew is finally back together, now if they could just iron out the wrinkles. Three stars.

Quote of the Day Volume 8

“Pour out some liquor and I reminisce, cause through the drama
I can always depend on my mama
And when it seems that I’m hopeless
You say the words that can get me back in focus
When I was sick as a little kid
To keep me happy there’s no limit to the things you did
And all my childhood memories
Are full of all the sweet things you did for me
And even though I act craaazy
I gotta thank the Lord that you made me
There are no words that can express how I feel
You never kept a secret, always stayed real
And I appreciate, how you raised me
And all the extra love that you gave me
I wish I could take the pain away
If you can make it through the night there’s a brighter day
Everything will be alright if ya hold on
It’s a struggle everyday, gotta roll on
And there’s no way I can pay you back
But my plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated”

Tupac- Dear Mama

I Would Be Remiss…

…If I didn’t say happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.  Especially Marina Bouvy, Vivian Bouvy, Mary Beth Allen, and Rita Butcher.  Without all you moms , Christian and I wouldn’t be here.  Thank you.

Quote of the Day Volume 7

“First whip garbo, second whip largo

Don’t worry bout my niggas, they’re good… Marshall

Bank account got me feelin’ Well… Fargo

Ballin’ till I get a Millicic… Darko

I just give ’em line after line after line after…  after line after line… barcode

They lookin’ for my work… narco

Cause I just blacked out in the booth… charcoal.”

Big Sean- Supa Dupa Lemonade (freestyle)

Quote of the Day Volume 6

“You chasin’ your dreams, but then you stop.  Guess you’ll never know.”

J.Cole- Waterbreak (Interlude)

Support good music.  Shout out to S-Preme.

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