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.