Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Lyriqs video

New Video from the dopest emcee out of New Orleans since Jay Electronica (go check his blog ) with a download link in Mp4 so you can put it on your Ipod and watch it on a bus or train, in a car on a plane. Real Hip Hop for your ears and eyes.


His latest mixtape

Monday, June 7, 2010

The most unforgettable unforgivable
I'm unkillable, unfuckwithable
C2 stay killing you by blowing up like missiles do
triggered by me speaking syllables
figured I'd be thinking spiritual
my flow is oh so visceral
so know don't take it literal
my 16's are press releases I aint messing with no interviews
I forsake what aint lyrical
and toss it off the spherical
cough up a miracle
sneezing out prayer beads
a wheezing snout, breathing shout, doesn't matter what the snare needs
wasn't their chatter that scared me
smack rappers like dykes fight, I drink up their dairy
barely even online
Mary Stevens cons time
I take beats off the street perform rape until they're all mine
so dark I block the suns shine
create shadows when I fire arrows
one time for your dumb mind
my minds on the drum lime
and I creep up slow like oil heading towards your coast
put you in a toaster like toast
don't even need strong punchlines to destroy you
and keep on Boy Georgin you
pilfer PETA's past for shock tactics
the intergalactic ecstatic illmatic
immaculate conceptions will shock you like static
and I'm back at it
Cool Confusion causing chaos and contusion
only thing I'm sure of is that I'm winning and you losing

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

2nd Draft

Lifes a stage, and my names in lights
I'm hittin dames, spittin flames, and digging graves alright
rippin the mic
a lyrical sage castin hexes all night
blastin on your solar plexus
for being ass backwards like Alabama, Arizona or Texas
gettin burned trying to figure out how deep my depth is
so learn my minds the molten core of the earth
thats why I spit flames hotter than heck is
for what its worth
so give dapper to the new nexus
and warn rappers my crews reckless
so check this
we'll beat you with your chain and choke you with your necklace
while the press is taking pictures and posting em on flickr
It dont matter, I shatter they notions
dealin out potions to poison the the oceans like British Petroleum
stealin ashy Larry's lotion and squirting it on linoleum
they slippin and they slidin see I stay causing commotion
and they cant catch me
cus all day I stay coming and going out reality
aint no fallacy
I'm just sad they impressed by who got the best salary
thats why they pack glocks at the crack spots
sellin white rocks out they black socks
cus career oppurtunities dont never knock
I wont never sell out, I wont ever stop
till I'm popped in my top by a gangster or cop.

Monday, May 31, 2010

100% Dub

Been listening to a whole lot of Dub lately great music to just vibe to. It's a shame rappers haven't ever really rhymed over it. wink wink nudge nudge

and download this new song from lyriqs da lyriciss

Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm spitting flames

life's a stage
I'm hitting dames, spitting flames, and digging graves
lyrical sage casting hexes
blasting on your solar plexus
for being ass backwards like Alabama, Arizona, or Texas
give some dapper to the new nexus
warn rappers my crews reckless
so I shatter they notions
throwing up potions to poison the oceans
stealing ashy Larry's lotion
I stay causing commotion
all day coming and going out reality
its so sad they impressed by who got the best salary
so they pack glocks in the crack spots
selling crack rocks out they black socks
cus career opportunities don't never knock
I won't ever sell out, won't never stop till I'm popped in my top
by a gangster or cop

Sunday, May 23, 2010

need to get that ending right

On the mic I'm an animated maniac
zany to the max, and I'm always spittin crazy facts
they hittin play me back
I'm flippin like some flaming bats
that came for domination like a stupid and a brainy rat
who knew insane was back
you lame like John McCain in Slacks
the song remains the same which means you just a lazy copycat
I leave emcees in bodybags, cus I hit em up with baseball bats with spikes in em
beating on they body's in a nyabinghi riddim
no kiddin
I n I chanting down the shitstem while you stuck in mental prison
and I'm serious, call me delirious
you couldn't come near my lyrics if you masturbated on this track
to be exact you extra wack
as a matter a fact my bars are like smashin atoms
or taking a microscopic pickax and crackin em
to see through the illusions like all that glitters aint gold well I'm platinum
wack rappers I'm smackin and verbally slappin em
aint in the business of smiling and flatterin
shaking hands and then saying fuck you all under my breath
I don't need to compromise with you I'm already best

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I had to pick my jaw off the floor after reading this.

This is a breakdown of the Lupe Fiasco song Failure from

[1st Verse]
It’s mean, soldier
Now let me put the streets down like steamrollers
- Steamrollers pave streets (“putting them down”)

With the CATS that push
- CATS refers to Caterpillar Inc’s steamrollers

40 ounces through the hood, like King Cobras
- King Cobra is a malt liquors, mostly commonly known for its 40 ounces and seen in the hood

See me sling soda
Cause the extra foam in the split is mixed
It’s really 36
- Double meaning: King Cobras are famous for their 40 oz, 36oz is the beer and the other 4 oz is the foam; 36 oz – a key of cocaine

Used to buy toasters and clips
- Nicknames for guns and ammo

You can tighten your circle or boa constrict
- Boa Constrictors are known for squeezing their prey (“tightening their circle”)

While you was lighting your purple, I was over the scripts
- While folks were getting high (“purple” refers to kush, weed, etc.), Lu’s eyes were over his glasses, studying up (“scripts”)

See, I couldn’t walk the walk, couldn’t really talk the talk
Had to get my talk to properly explain my walk
Cause this lack in talk had my walk looking off
Now I’m over the limp
Watch how they mugs drop when they see my Verbal’s able (That’s the Usual)
- Last two lines refer to revelation in The Usual Suspects when Palminteri drops his coffee “mug” and realizes that Verbal Kint is “able” to walk (he’s “over the limp”,)

When I was po’, I was lo
Now me and my chaps cop Purple Label
It’s Ralph Lauren on the Rap Laureate
- Po & Lo refer to famed designer Ralph Lauren’s “Polo” clothing brand. “Chaps” is a British term, which ties into Purple Label, Ralph Lauren’s signature British line.

Niggas brownnose, they are like Alf to him
- Alf is a brown alien from late 80s/90s sitcom ALF (who has a “brown nose”)

Runners at Interscope are not as stout as him
- Interscope is an record label while stout is a play on words and a reference to Steve Stoute, who once held an executive position at Interscope Records.

Please don’t enter scope
- Plays on “Interscope” from previous line

It’s gonna be a whole lot of IV’ing and respirating
- IV’ing is a play on words referring to Jimmy Iovine, one of the founders of Interscope Records.

If I lean out this window with Irene
- People used to call their guns by female names so they couldn’t be traced (like how a 9mm handgun is referred to as a “Nina”), which also ties into the previous line (getting shot, put in the hospital, being on IV’s and respirator systems)

Niggas as tall as Yao Ming
With L-U-P-Emperor
Is the foundation’s high beams and the antennas
It’s so serious every time I write my John Hancock like
Could damn near see Detroit
Niggas is scared of heights
- Serious is a play on words, a reference to the Sears Tower in Chicago; John Hancock Center is a Chicago skyscraper and antennas sit atop it. Lupe is the “foundation” of hip hop and niggas is scared of the depth of his rhymes (“heights”)

This is saran wrap and aluminum foil
Some potpourri, a little machine oil
I, stack my paper and throw off my cents
This is top flo’, better look out below
Pennies from heaven is the same as the semi from the second
And I reign supreme
Turn your umbrellas upside down
Did you even catch the change in theme? (this is gangsta man)
- Saran wrap, aluminum foil, potpourri and machine oil are all used to disguise the smell of drugs from police dogs; Cents is a double meaning for “scents” (which ties into the previous lines); Flo is a play on words for “floor” and “flow”, continuing the building metaphor; Pennies (a known myth stating if dropped from a building, a penny could kill a human) & bullets from a semi “rain” at you, which ties into the next line (“I rain/reign supreme”); Normally, an umbrella is right-side up, but you turn it upside down to literally “catch the change” (referring to the “pennies from heaven” line)

The entire first verse features a subtle movement of height theme from paving streets, then he’s “over the limp”, meaning he’s getting taller, then up to the foundations, to the John Hancock center where “you could damn near see Detroit”.

[2nd Verse]
And them niggas ain’t Was, nor from his regime
-Was’ is short for Wasulu, Lupe’s government name and “regime” refers to his label, 1st & 15th.

Gangsta lean
Hats on tilt like your Snickers ain’t drop out the vending machine
You gotta put more money in
And I shake niggas up every time I drop a bar (2 for 1)
- “Gangsta lean” plays on “tilt” in the next line. When a person’s Snickers gets stuck in the vending machine, people either put more money in (to get 2) or shake the vending machine (or “tilt” it). Bar is a double meaning for bar (as in rhyme) and bar (as in candy bar).

It’s horse in the Porsche and bricks in the box
Like mo’ money them, every time I cop a car
- Horse refers to the horsepower in a Porsche and bricks refer to stashed kilos of cocaine. He gets more money every time he gets a car (because of the cocaine in the box).

You see I’m a roller, right
So it might be a Rover, right
But every time I drop a ‘r’
It’s “over” aight
- “Rover” refers to a Range Rover. Drop an ‘r’ from “rover” and you get “over”… pretty simple.

Bet I be in her head like overnight
Like rollers, right
She the chauffeur, right
So I keep her sober
She don’t get fed ex like overnight
I am Dolemite
- Women put rollers in their hair when they go to bed (overnight). Fed Ex acts as a double meaning; Fed Ex (as in the overnight shipping company) and Fed X (as in fed ecstasy, which is why he “keeps her sober”). Dolemite, refers to the first line (“Bet I be in her head like overnight), a pimp, stays in his girl’s head and controls her mind.

All that gas can’t help you, but solar might
So just call on ’sun’
Drop a ’s’
Pick up an ‘o’
U-no, put it all on “one”
- Pretty self-explanatory: Solar power refers to the sun. SUN – ‘S’ + O = U-NO. Uno is spanish for the number “one”.

And, brace yourself like overbite
For that quiet nigga that relocated down south
Coming back to floss
Nigga get your molars right
Fix your grill
No plaque, but a whole lot of cheese
This the drill, Mr. Chill
- This particular set of bars feature a running dentist/mouth theme (“Brace”, “Overbite”, “Floss”, “Molars”, “Grill”, “Plaque”, “Cheese”, “Drill”). Braces are used to correct overbites. No platinum “plaque” but a whole lot of money (“cheese”). Mr. Chill is a reference to Lupe’s 1st & 15th partner, Chilly.

Gave me the green light like Yoda knife
So I’ma force my will
Like the Force I will
Of course you will
- Green light refers to Yoda’s lightsaber, of Star Wars fame. The next couple of bars feature a double meaning; one meaning refers to the use of the Force and the Jedi Mind Trick used to control people in Star Wars while the other meaning refers to Green Lantern, whose ring receives its power from sheer WILLpower.

Take my time
But weight behind only pertains to that Porsche grill
It’s snakes in the hood
Gotta watch for that Cobra bite
Let me see, there’s snakes in the hood
A bird, a horse behind the grill
Some gator on the seat
And a fox behind the wheel
No, it’s not Noah’s ark
Ahk, it’s just a flower’s start
- Weight is a play on words; (wait, which ties into the previous line (“take my time”), and weight (drugs), which is usually stashed behind the grill of a car. There’s also a continuing animal theme (“snakes”, “cobra”, “bird”, “horse”, “gator”, “fox”) and it’s tied together by Lupe revealing that it’s not Noah’s ark, a biblical boat that was used to store animals. “snakes = backstabbers”, “bird=drugs (behind the grill)”, “horse = horsepower”, “gator=alligator seats”, “fox=attractive female”.

[3rd Verse]
For achiever
My procedure’s
To proceed at all cost, no breather
I’m all walk
Rain, snow or fever
I’m all coughs, coming after your teacher
- Postal Service: through Rain, Sleet or Snow. “Coughs” line connects with the previous line’s fever reference.

I’m on the ball like FIFA
Viva, Lupe Dulce
Love Live the Leader
- FIFA is the Federation Internationale de Football Associatio (soccer). Dulce is Italian for “emperor”. Viva II Dulce is an Italian reference for “Long Live the Leader”, most famous for being Benito Mussolini’s catchphrase.

I remember I ain’t have sneakers
It was welfare
Coming up for air like whales there
But now I’m well here
I’m Shamu with twelve pair
And niggas wanna take my back to zero like tare, fare
Well, my scale’s clear
- Whales have to come up for air to breathe (unlike fish); Air is also a reference for (Nike) Airs, which ties into the sneaker theme and the next line’s reference to Filas. “Coming up for airs” also refers to how Lupe had to “come up” to be able to cop sneakers. “Well here” is a play on the world “whale”. Lupe is Shamu(the whale) with twelve pairs (of sneakers). On a scale, the “tare” button resets the scale back to 0 (“clear”).

You see world
It’s Braille here
I’m Bumpy Johnson, I stick to the streets
Keep my dogs out in front of me
You see what I’m saying
And I push keys wonderfully
- “See World” is a play on words for the marine mammal park “Sea World”, where Shamuis the name of the whale attraction; “See World” ties into the next line as Braille “shows” blind people how to read andwrite. “Bumpy Johnson” is a play on words (as braille lettering is “bumpy”) as Bumpy Johnson was a well-known Harlem Gangster. The “Keep my dogs” line has a double meaning (blind people usually travel with guide “dogs” and Bumpy Johnson kept his “dogs (protectors)” in front of him. He asks do you “see” what he’s saying and the final line is a double meaning (one meaning, being selling kilos of coke, andthe other, a reference to blind pianists (who push piano keys wonderfully).

Saturday, March 13, 2010

the devils in the dealer, the poltergiest is in the pokerchips,
Game changer, I practice Iron Swan Song, Tiger Palm & Cobra Fist,
Go by many slang name's and sobriquets,
Asking me how many lines is in my mind is like asking how many fish can the ocean fit,
I set out to do the impossible like an open fist,
Achieve the unbelievable like throwing Open Pit,
The last line refers to flying saucers,
A rhyming Chaucer who came from District 9 but now he's flying over it,
Battle Jay Elect? Who has the foolhardy audacity to utter this?
I look at him like a high minded brother from another and when we finally encounter with dual flows overdosed on over-the-counter's its gone be like Mulder meets the Mothership,
Friend Of The People, Fuck the government...

Lupe Fiasco
I was just reading this over again for the 50th time and even though it hurts me to do this...... Lupe >>>>>>>> Nas

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A differnt kind of syrup from the Hip Hop norm.

Maybe I should write about vannilla ice cream drenched in caramel.
A parable about the sugar rushing throug my blood turning it into syrup/speeding through it like a bullet
I need that next fix, that next high will make my mind explode with pleasure
Dopamine released/not enough sleep/than its gone like a thief/so brief.
Shaking all over like "I wish it was that old rock & roll song"
Flashing lights seizures coming on, think I'm dying...
Thank God that only turned out to be a metaphor/I need some more Hershey's Caramel Syrup.
So I cuddle with the bottle and guzzle it down till I don't feel awful.

Just spent the last 15 minutes of my life writing this. Probably gonna revise it soon.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Mixtape of the week Brandon Dramatic

Brandon Dramatic is an up and coming emcee out of Toronto with a load of talent. Great lyrics, great flow, great everything. I have to emphasize how good this is. It isn't "good for blog rap" or "good for some kid on the internet" This is quality stuff, download now.

although I have not had enough time to fully absorb this mixtape its preliminary score (with 10 being Illmatic and 1 being Rebirth) this gets a 7.5.
follow him on twitter
and check out his blog.


After further listening I am raising this tapes score to an 8 while there are a couple tracks I wasn't feeling, overall this is album worthy material.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I want it now!

I demand you all give me your AIM now!!! or else.......

Mine is Coolconfusion101

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Things are looking up.

The rest of my last year of High School is gonna be so fucking awesome.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Story of The Wu-Tang Clan

Just finished watching this, shit is off the chain.....
real talk this is the kind of stuff that inspires me to rap.

Since I'm to much of a pussy to give you the download I'll redirect you to a page that does.

Do you wanna get your teeth knocked the fuck out!

Cwizzstrumentals Vol. 2 9 in his words "throw away beats" from C Wizz download this now if you haven't already theres some good stuff on here.

Rebirth Review

Just Replace Spinal Tap with Lil Wayne

Friday, January 8, 2010

Mixtape of the Week "Late Night With the Roots"
From 2dopeboyz
"I don’t know about you, but I’ve been wanting something like this for quite some time. A nice little collection of performance clips from Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon. Ludacris, Clipse, Wale, Q-Tip, 50 Cent, Raekwon, Goodie Mob, Black Star, Public Enemy and more rocking with the legendary Roots crew! Something for the fans to vibe to. And while it would be dope if The Roots released something official with the soundboard recordings (ala the Sandwiches EP); this will definitely do. Big shouts to DJ Heat on compiling the songs."

01 The Roots – How I Got Over (Live)
02 Ludacris – I Do It For Hip Hop / Last Of A Dying Breed (Live)
03 Mos Def – Casa Bey (Live)
04 Beastie Boys – So Whatcha Want (Live)
05 Black Star – History (Live)
06 Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Rock (Live)
07 Ghostface – Baby f. Raheem DeVauaghn (Live)
08 Wale – Pretty Girls (Live)
09 Raekwon – Catalina (Live)
10 50 Cent – Baby By Me / Do You Think About Me (Live)
11 Clipse – Popular Demand f. Black Thought (Live)
12 Clipse – Grindin’ f. Black Thought (Live)
13 Q-Tip – Barely In Love (Live)
14 Goodie Mob – Soul Food (Live)
15 Public Enemy – Bring the Noise (Live)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Stepping my pen game up.

Well you know you best believe that I be weaker than ever
like some thieves took my muscles though they stole only my sweater
and this some cold winter weather where the sea is
only thing on my mind right now is to find out where she is
tried to go look left but flowed right to where there heat is
and I tried warming up but just got colder than Mr. Freeze is
after dusting off my own shoulder
I was never Iced out till I got frozen over
and after all that I cracked to pieces
like a poorly constructed argument from a badly written thesis
I mean this
all that I say and more
but I don't need this
I'd rather leave this and sleep on the concrete cold and poor

XXL's review of Normalcy

Charles Hamilton

Beats: L
Lyrics: L
Originality: L

Normalcy isn’t the normal performance you’d expect from Charles Hamilton on a mixtape release. After taking a self-imposed hiatus during the second half of 2009, the Harlem-reppin’ rapper known for his affinity for Sonic The Hedgehog and the color pink isn’t on top of his usually good-natured game here.

The problem isn’t that Hamilton doesn’t have the same witty lyrics he had when he burst onto the Internet rap scene in 2008. To the contrary, on the mixtape’s best track, the menacing “New Music From Charles Hamilton,” he proves it by rapping, “I run the Web like backslash/H, double T, P, colon, kiss my Black ass.” Likewise, he takes aim at his critics on the aggressive “Enter The Scope” and successfully breaks down his skills on the mic on the catchy “See & Say.”

But not all of Normalcy follows this formula. Rather than rely on his deft lyricism, Charles resorts to obnoxious chuckling on the hook to the otherwise appealing “Workin In The Lab.” Likewise, he cleverly samples Gloria Estefan’s “Bad Boy” on the female-friendly “She’s Purrty” but butchers the chorus with AutoTune. And on one of the mixtape’s more bizarre efforts, Hamilton weirdly does his best to explain that he’s been immunized against the dreaded “Coodies.”

Fortunately, Hamilton is talented enough to make the majority of Normalcy listenable. But if he wants to achieve any level of success in the future, he probably needs to think about the problem he comes across on the aptly-titled “Loserville,” where he raps, “Smart as a whip but artistic/All my targets get hit but y’all missed my thoughts.” From the sound of things, Normalcyis anything but a standard effort from Charles Hamilton. —Chris Yuscavage


Seems pretty spot on although I like the chorus for "She's Purrty"

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mixtape of the week

This is a new series I'm starting where I post my favorite mixtape (and with the state of the music industry probably the best release) released during the week. My first pick is Talib Kweli and Hi Teks The RE:Union Mixtape. New Tracks, unreleased stuff, remixes, and your favorite songs from back in the day. (Although if you're on the Illuminati tip you might not want to fuck with this as track 25 features Jay-Z) But for those of you who don't drink the conspiracy Kool Aid listen away.

01 Intro
02 Reflection Eternal – Revolutions Per Minute
03 Reflection Eternal – In This World
04 Reflection Eternal – Hip Hop
05 Reflection Eternal – Back Again
06 Talib Kweli – Wishing On A Black Star
07 Reflection Eternal – Just Begun f. Jay Electronica, J. Cole & Mos Def
08 Statik Selektah – Come Around f. Termanology & Royce Da 5′9″
09 Reflection Eternal – Internet Connection
10 Reflection Eternal – Let It Go f. Dion
11 Styles P – Testify f. Talib Kweli (prod. Hi-Tek)
12 Reflection Eternal – Time f. Dion
13 Statik Selektah – The Thrill is Gone f. Talib Kweli & Styles P
14 Reflection Eternal – Can We Go Back
15 Reflection Eternal – Fortified Live f. Mos Def
16 Reflection Eternal – Chaos f. Bahamadia
17 Reflection Eternal – Express
18 Black Star – Respiration f. Mos Def & Common
19 Black Star – Definition f. Mos Def
20 Black Star – RE:Definition f. Mos Def
21 Reflection Eternal – Move Something
22 Reflection Eternal – Ghetto Afterlife f. Kool G Rap
23 Reflection Eternal – The Blast (rmx) f. Erykah Badu
24 Talib Kweli – Good To You
25 Talib Kweli – Get By (rmx) f. Mos Def, Jay-Z, Kanye West & Busta Rhymes
26 Talib Kweli – Back Up Offa Me
27 Hi-Tek – Piano f. Ghostface Killah
28 Hi-Tek – Music For Life f. Nas
29 Reflection Eternal – Hang Ups
30 Outro

DOWNLOAD now on the slim chance you haven't already

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Screaming comes across the sky

A Screaming comes across the sky
A gleaming light soaring high
nothing to compare it to
the evacuation still proceeds
invisible crashing and feeling blue
theres something that they need.
glass will fall a spectacle
a crystal palace total blackout
fast out the vestibule of the city
downtown bulletproof windows speeding
faces turn, rain came out
they pass in line, desolation
get on the train Grand Central Station
No light anywhere older than an Iron Queen
its night
he's afraid
theres something that they need

Happy (late) New Year!!

A new year and with it new challenges to rise up and meet.......... or continue to slack off.

Real talk though, I'm in my last year of high school with something close to a 2.2 GPA. I have not even began to fuck with anything relating to getting into a University, I don't have any clue about what I want to do career wise except write Poetry (and I think we all know how insanely wealthy us poets are in this day and age where just about every poet seems to think that the more abstract and impenetrable a poem is to the average man the better it is. This my friends is one of the reasons Hip-Hop has become as popular as it has, it has democratized poetry. There was once a time not so long ago when stadiums could be packed with people listening to Dylan Thomas or Robert Frost recite. Now it is the emcee that fulfills that role while the academic elite of modern poetry sit in their Ivory towers writing things that virtually nobody besides the occupiers of neighboring Ivory Towers will read.) I really have no idea how I am going to in the words of the great Talib Kweli "get by"

So I am starting a program of physical and spiritual growth (partly inspired by Levi's life at 40,000 feet, and partly by an NPR segment) called 'Consumed by Yoga Flame' the main goal of which is to produce happiness in myself and by extension (Because Scientific studies have shown that happiness and to a lesser extent unhappiness are contagious) other people happier.

and I am going to accomplish this task through none other than the ancient art of meditation

20 to thirty minutes a day every day starting Monday.

and until that cheers me up

New Reflection Eternal
New Blu
Skillz rap up
New Count Bass D
With plenty of great music still to come.