Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thanks to everybody who has commented and read my blog in the past year, keep reading!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Tomorrow will mark the 1 year anniversary of this blog. It's hard to believe that I've actually kept this blog up consistently and made more than 200 posts. Over the past year I've let everybody know about my favorite songs and their samples, my gripes about music, and a peek into my life at times. I feel now is the appropriate time to shine the spotlight on the blogs/websites that inspired this one and this "blogger."
Sunday, November 28, 2010
...whole new blueprint, brand new layout
Deep down still don’t know if it’ll play out
But for the first time, feel like I done found a way out
Three of my favorite emcees on one track. When I read that Blu and Phonte were going to be featured on HIGO I knew they wouldn't disappoint. When I actually heard them on the same track with Black Thought it topped it all off. Each verse describes the dawn of a new day and another chance to accomplish what you didn't the day before.
Personally, I've procrastinated on a few things the past couple days. It's about time I get those tasks done. Like Patty Crash states on the hook, today is gonna be the day!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Take a look at the video for "On My Way" and unsurprisingly, the image fits the lyrics. If you want a descriptive life of the pimpin business with a little hilarity included, listen to anything by Suga Free.
DJ Quik produced the majority of his 1997 debut album, Street Gospel, which features the song I'm highlighting today "Doe Doe and A Skunk."
The song samples "Nights of Pleasure" by Loose Ends.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
There have been a good number of mixtapes that have come out the past two weks or so. J. Cole, Tom Hardy, Young Chris, Emilio Rojas, and The Kid Daytona all put out solid projects that have been in my rotation. Despite those recent offerings, I'm going to highlight a mixtape from the Summer of 2009, Jet Audio's Stand Alone Complex. The title track, "Stand Alone", is the first leak I heard from the mixtape and it quickly became one of my loner anthems. If I had to give somebody a song that describes me "Stand Alone" would be one.
Jet Audio's production showcases the unique sound of the new breed of artists coming from NYC. Artists include, the aforementioned Kid Daytona and Emilio Rojas, and also two favorites of yours truly, Naledge and Outasight.
Standout Tracks: Stand Alone, Once Around The City, Only
Today is Thanksgiving, but don't just use this one day to be thankful for what you got. Be appreciative of people in your life, things you have, and life in general EVERYDAY. That is all.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
For the majority of the album WTK decided to go with the drug dealing/money throwing/expensive clothes wearing lane. The lead single "Love For Money" is a great example of that.
"Splendid!" was a smooth lane change and was by far the best song lyrically and depth wise on the entire album. The lyrics had me on some revivalist type iddish (c) Median.
Cut the whores in my stable off/I'ma start reading like a used to do/I ain't talking Ozone/I used to go/hard study Pillars of Faith now i chase a broad
More books for me, less hoes.
The song features a sample of Ahmad Jamal's "Swahililand," which was famously sampled in De La Soul's classic "Stakes is High".
prod. by V12
Friday, November 19, 2010
The main thing that endeared me to Big K.R.I.T.'s music the first time I heard it was the level I could relate to his lyrics. Songs like "Neva Go Back" evoked memories of my school days riding the school bus and the innocence of childhood. Now I have to worry about bills and everything else to survive.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In my last post I let everybody know I was hitting up a show with Freddie Gibbs and Matisyahu, well I'm back already. Gibbs was the opening act and honestly there were only a few people in attendance that were feeling his whole performance. It wasn't because he's not a good performer, his stage presence was on point, it was just the crowd wasn't his demographic. Chants of "f*ck the police" and "make money money, take money money" never got off the ground. The most he got them to say was "f*ck Butler".
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
The song is produced by Speakerbomb (1/2 of The Knux) and samples "I Wonder If I Take You Home" by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Stream it at Yours Tru.ly
What sets Big K.R.I.T. apart from every other emcee breathing on a beat? Maybe it’s his voice: slow and low, drenched in drawl, refreshing as a glass of sweet tea. Maybe it’s his honesty; the kind that lets him write about his grandma, his contradictions, faith, relationships and fears without a filter. Maybe it’s those home-cooked canvases– born in his bedroom in Meridian, Mississippi– brimming with soulful samples, live instrumentation, and patience beyond his 23 years. Really, it’s all three.
It’s not often that an artist is responsible for every aspect of an album, but “Wuz Here” is 100% Big K.R.I.T. Knowing how rare a gift that was made me wonder how he got from inspiration to execution; from sketch to song; scribble to verse, and single to album. So I asked him to go back to source, to the wax, to those original grooves that he made into something new for his debut. Before There Wuz Here (The Excavation) is a product of that exploration, and a pre-cursor to K.R.I.T.’s next project, The Return of Forever and his so far untitled, Yourstru.ly presented, live collaborative EP with Grillade, coming soon.