A lot of people ask for my opinion on modern music. No matter the time period. My opinion doesn't really count, because it's based on fact. The fact is, Drake is the top artist and is proving he's not selfish by working with 21 Savage. My opinion, Drake is the top artist and is proving he's not selfish by... feel me?
Please stop asking for my opinion. Every mainstream artist made the sacrifice I wasn't willing to make to become famous. All of 'em. So they can count their money, while I count my blessings.
I'm not interested in battle rap anymore. It's a sport, yes, but it's become watered down and commercialized (basically the same, but...). All they do is use multi-syllables for gun/knife banter and take personal information and use it against their opponent. It hasn't changed/evolved much, and the arena makes it more TV-friendly. I remember when not just anyone could show up to a battle, unless you were in the battle.
I've heard some decent rock songs (KORN FOREVER!!!!!!!) in recent times, but even rock is dying. Nothing makes me bang my head anymore.
It could all be my fault. Maybe something is going on with me to where I'm losing interest in the things I once loved. I still sample Rock, I love Soul, but I'm more interested in the things I create nowadays. I'm just taking my time instead of being inspired by every waking moment.
My work ethic was thought to be the death of me. Then my lack of party songs was thought to be the end. Now there is no one around to contradict my work ethic or genre of music. Be it old classmates or mom herself.
My dad doesn't like hip-hop.
Happy 50th(!), Hip-Hop! This is a big deal. Let's stay alive this year.
Could you imagine if Hip-Hop outlives Rock -n- Roll?
So The Grammys are coming up. Another year of hard work without proper recognition. But who am I to complain? I know what the deal is. I know why I'm not nominated as a solo artist. And though there are many reasons, none of which say that the quality of music is not up to par.
So I'm taking this year to be silent. Instrumental, if you will. I don't want to burn myself out trying to enlighten people with magic. I also have a mini blessing on my hands with Young Chip the Great. He actually knows about Egyptology, and can tell you what I do better than I can. You may be hearing more from him and I, depending on how we interact.
Remember. I'm in a halfway house.
I do have a cell phone. 2, actually. But they're those free phones that tap out after about a year. So I might not have a phone in the near future. The best way to get in contact with me (for now) is through email.
Hit me there about whatever.
Okay. Peace sign.
The opinion of modern hip-hop is low, but the fear of the modern hip-hopper is high. The little bit of skills you see coming from upcoming Freshman (XXL) and co-signatures are outweighed by the fear of getting clapped. I don't think anyone nowadays can rap. Or hold a candle to those who can. Yet the forum is open for so many people to voice their opinion on well-paid-for product.
Not every number one record is fully requested by the people.
Not every low-number song is a flop.
I used to tell StarChasers that if they truly love the music, they should request it at radio stations. The music is/was readily available to any DJ or radio host (via shareable links). It's just a matter of whether people will use their voice. In some respects, people decided to be stingy with me and my music. A beautiful thing. All I needed was the verification that I am in high demand.
I have my verification, though.
And all of you are watching.
Could you imagine if Jay-Z were to start a podcast? All hell would break loose. Finally, a huge figure in music and politics is sharing his opinion on a forum of his own. Not that he would ever think about it, but... I want to do something on that level.
I'm doing it with my YouTube channel. As shy as I am, I'm going in with my channel.
More to be said, but I think I said enough.
I haven't slept yet. I've been grinding with the beats all night long. I also curated my library. Brought it up to speed, if you will. There's nothing better than having optimized versions of your song(s).
For the record, I am sorta boycotting eMastered. I feel I have a more superior sound, and I use less resources for it. Landr was cool, eMastered worked while I used it, but if you want something done right, ya know?
It looks like it's game over for Baddie. I made an insensitive joke and she couldn't cope with it. I'm sorry, I have genuine love in my heart for her, but it's probably best we move on. May she finally become who she sees herself as.
I still love you, FDA!!!
I will ALWAYS love Harlem.
LA is treating me good, considering my NY roots.
Must be the Cleveland they seein'.
I gave a motivating message to my gang on columbinegang.blogspot.com, and it turned into a mission statement to clean the streets. Since then, I've lost a lot of momentum. I feel like Kanye speaking on Jews. Whatever. Just know my heart is in the right place.
I can hear me breathing. That's crazy. That's a crazy feeling, to hear you breathing. How black is the night without me? On the passenger side, feeling lousy. Black is the night. What would you do without me?
Yeah, girl, you know I'm wrong.
(Isaac Hayes) "Good morning, Mama"
After I gave SEGA the world (just for simply existing), all I asked was for some love in return. I saw no love coming my direction from SEGA in the form I wanted it in. I started getting frustrated and roasted them on several songs, sharing information about themselves that THEY don't even know. Lyrically. They may understand if they take glances within. They cannot do so with the ties to the streets that they each have. It is a losing and uphill battle trying to make SEGA believe in itself.
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