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on heavy rotation right now: (in no particular order)
1. Jean Grae's "Bootleg of a Bootleg" EP. man she is so dope...her "Hater's Anthem" has the dopest hook (fuk u, fuk u, fuk u -- yeah i cursed...). As a writer/MC, she is so witty and creative. I don't mean the Lil' Kim/Foxy Brown/Eve witty either. you got to hear her stuff. I mean her writing, dag. how can i put it. On the Ep she redoes Jay Z's "Excuse me, Miss." in this song, she plays his stalker. i thought that was so dope.
"who you wit'?
shes dope and rhymes better than you kid..."
2. Erykah Badu's "Worldwide Underground" especially "Steady on the Grind" feat. M-1 of Dead Prez.. You gotta see my daughter bounce to her album...
"Have you ever been hungry before?"
i have been feeling that song and play it all the time. Things are tight for us now, but we making it (thank you Yemaya...)
3. Ozomatli's "Embrace the Chaos"
yeah, yeah i know its like ten years old. But its dope. they have a new joint out for $10.. most notable "Pa'lante" and "Guerillero" ... i love those two joints. i am learning the lyrics so that i can do those live for real.
also "Dos Cosas Ciertos" is dope too. My daughter loves that one.
4. Of course, Immortal Technique's "Revolutionary Vol II" when i am on solo missions (can't play it around the kiddies...). most notable joints "Industrial Revolution" (man its hard, the hard rocks on the block got no choice to nod to this political jam...), "One" feat. Akir (for all the brothers that ain't here and the children of Iraq), and "The 4th Branch" (of the government...)
yeah i know, we need some new albums in la casa. but yo, buy some soap from my peoples, mofo!! then i can buy new albums to talk about on my blog! good idea huh?
Last night, i had to return some phone calls about a cancelled show we were supposed to have in July (this month, right?). I called one particular manager of a few groups. He was cool with the cancellation. I apologized and all. Then he invited me to a function he put together:
Said Manager: It's all love. But yo, check this out. I know you big time but we want you to come out to a little party we are throwing this Saturday.
Self: Oh, word?
Said Manager: yeah, yeah. Out at club (insert club name here) in Virginia Beach.
Self: oh, word, i can dig it. What's the damage?
Said Manager: $25
Self: oh, word.
Said Manager: yeah but bus it, its a "Pimpin' Hoes" party.
Self: A "Pimpin' Hoes" party ?
Said Manager: yeah, yeah. But check this out, the more hoes you bring the more chances you have of winning our door prizes.
Self: Door Prizes?
Said Manager: yeah, the cat that brings the most hoes wins a free Excursion Limo party.
Self: oh, word.
Said Manager: In second place, that cat will win a free dinner for two.
Self: just Two?
Said Manager: (he laughed) they told me you was a funny dude.
Self: Well, i can't make it. sorry about that.
Said Manager: thanks man, no doubt. i know you married and all. but its all in fun....
Let's leave it at that. oh yes, it is a true story...a true Norfolk story...
Normally, i don't even put up that much profanity on my blog. but i wanted to make a point. We (african people) are the only race of people who celebrate the disrespect of our women.. Here is a brother (who i went ahead and explained that i was not feeling the idea), who is actually sat down and thought this out. It was very well planned at a big club in Virginia Beach. I am sure that it will be successful. That is the sad part. Another sad part (can there be) is that this brother knows i am married but asked me to come anyway because "it's all in fun..." I don't think so.
We can make up excuses blaming both sexes but we know the deal. IT'S OUR FAULT!!! no one elses ... I don't need to address Bill cosby's recent comments because to be honest, i wholeheartedly agree. this is what he was talking about (didn't i say i would not address it?). heads need to wake up. it's 2004. we been partying for too long.