Wednesday, April 29, 2009

We Can Get There If We Try

Tantric verbatim collides with silk doorknobs.
They weave through the carpet sparking brass truth.
Projecting subconciously around gold weather vanes.
Sonically breaking the suns flares towards white knives.
Not limiting the silver rain pouring over black lilies.
Leap frogging over diamond shaped clusters.
Illiuminating when touched by naysayers, looking down on giants.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Know Your Hip Hop Vol.3

To be honest with you, if you haven't heard this album and you call yourself a hip hop fan, just jump off a cliff now. Enter The 36 Chambers was released late 1993 and was propelled by the single Protect Ya Neck. Though not a commercial success at first it gained momentum and was critically- acclaimed. This showcased the talents of nine emcess: The RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Method Man, Old Dirty Bastard, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and Masta Killa. Enter 36 Chambers proved to the world that New York rap was back and the Wu Tang Clan was at the fore front of the movement. Six teen years after the albums release this is still one of hip hop's best achievements. Most of the members have gone on to solo sucess and dropped classics in their own right. The RZA has gone on to be considered one of the best hip hop producers to pick up a MPC.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Do Your Homework

You can't turn on your television or go on the internet without someone talking about voting. I'm not a politically person at all. So when people ask me who am I voting for I tell them I dont know yet. They look at me weird and tell me that I need to vote for Obama. Besides everyone and their mama supporting Obama I don't know much about him. I dont know his polices, where he stands on gay marriage, the war in Iraq, abortion, etc. Same goes with McCain. I'm not hoping on anyone's bandwagon without doing my homework. Election day is November 4th so I still have a lot of time to decide who I want to throw my support behind. Who knows I might like McCain more then Obama.

So whoever you're voting for on election day make sure you did your homework and know why you're voting for that person. Just don't vote for someone because they might be more popular then another candidate. Because when people ask you why you voted for you'll have an intelligent answer to give them.

Know Your Hip Hop Vol.2

Lauryn Hill is one the greatest musicians to ever live and this album proved it. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill dropped August 25, 1998 at #1 on the Billboard charts. This album earned her 11 grammy nominations and she won 5 including Best New Artist, Best R&B album and Album of the Year. This album is filled with soulful ballads with love, pain, hurt and rejoice and this album has the greastest break up song of all time, Ex Factor. This also showed that there is still a place for a strong black women in hip hop and they can have something to say. Even though Ms.Hill has been MIA lately making appearances here and there and a Fugee's reunion album have been rumored. Lauryn doesn't have to write another song the rest of her life, she has her masterpiece.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

This Might Be About Her

I know nothing else matters and that you can't seem to get away. Your makeup is smeared because you cried all night. Get in your car and just drive away, but gas is too expensive to even think about that. Called into work because bearing the world just seems like another meaningless task that you can afford to d0 right now. Open your window and pray out aloud maybe God didn't hear you last night as tear streamed down on your face. Butterflies and dandelions play in a field that you walked bare foot through. Those were happy memories when he stilled loved you and before summer froze over, not it seems like hell.


It's About Time

Heard it all my life,
Think of something new,
Not orginal.

I understand,
It rolls off the tongue.

From my lips,
And yours.

The hypocrisy kills you,
Deal with it,
I had to.

No sweat off my back,
But people always bat eyes.

Run with 400 years,
On your back.
Then tell me,
How your shoulders hurt

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Know Your Hip Hop Vol.1

Ok, if you thought Ice Cube(O'Shea Jackson) just did family movies, you're sadly mistaken. Ice Cube left N.W.A. when their popularity was at it's peak. Having written half of N.W.A.'s proverbial middle finger to the world, Straight Outta Compton, Cube left because of royality disputes. On May 16, 1990 he dropped his CLASSIC debut album Amerikkka's Most Wanted. Cube shocked everyone when he enlisted The Bomb Squad(Public Enemy's production team) to produce his album. The album went on to become a commercial success and went platinum two months later. Having been released over 18 years ago, this album stands the test of time as being of the one of the best hip hop albums of all time and most influential.
If you don't know, now you know.