I'll Be Late For That.
Hip hop quote posts
iammarsz: It might be kinda bold of me, but when I post a hip hop quote, I expect one of the 1600-summ of y’all to know exactly where that rhyme is from, and maybe even reblog it with the next line. Is that too much of an expectation? Maybe. Dahhhhhhh well. Maybe some of us are just happy that we know what you’re referencing. *kanyeshrug*
Take It In Blood السلام عليكم: Here we go. →
nostalgicwiththestateofmind: My first thought on the subject, of course I don’t have the full story but I was enlightened in some way. Pardon self for the typos and grammatical inconsistencies in advance. If we’re going to represent one, we have to represent all. If I were a person already going through the bullying… Amen. Can’t say much more than that.
Suicide is a Permanent Solution
To a temporary problem. Regardless of the dramas our personal lives contain, the trick to life is knowing that nothing remains constant; drama happens, but it doesn’t last. Issues are born, rise, are resolved, fade, and eventually lessons are learned that create stronger, wiser individuals. Thing is, you have to push on through those hard times to reach the lesson. If you manage to do...
Now Watching: Diary of a Tired Black Man.
This movie… Yes.
Afro Samurai is on Netflix!
Afro Samurai is on Netflix!
Video Throwback Freestyle: Jay-Z & Big L (10 minutes) I’m just going to leave this here.
Say more than just "Because."
When someone asks you “Why?” Express how you really feel. Don’t hold it back. Let us know. If it’s your opinion, it’s your opinion. There may be holes in your theory to poke through, but dammit, take ownership of it. Sometimes those debates give you an opportunity to come back and strengthen your resolve, and affirm what you believe in. Tell us how you really feel. ...
Procrastination is a helluva drug.
I write my best work when there's emotion...
Like, when I’m done writing it, I have to look back and say “Damn, that’s a lot better than most of the b.s. you put on school papers.” And it usually is. Thing is, I’m wasting these works on silly internet debates that I have no real investment in. I wish I could harness that passion for the stuff that matters. Like this 4 page paper I was supposed to have done...
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my...– Albert Einstein
Conspiracies (The Illuminati, or whatever you want...
Contrary to popular belief, knowledge is not ALWAYS power. Especially one’s perceived concept of knowledge. I won’t officially claim to know if a “secret” society that everyone knows about does or doesn’t exist. I will say that I don’t buy into the bullshit that my so-called brothers and sisters are all too eager to buy into. I hate the double-standard. I...
Needed this one on the profile. G.O.O.D. Music showed out last night.
The best policy isn’t always the easiest policy. Situations arrive within our social interactions that can often prove difficult, where lying would either preserve someone’s feelings or prevent further drama from unfolding. Like, that friend who’s spouse everyone knows is cheating. On one hand, you’re close to both parties. On the other, you know that this is unfair. When...
Tired of Helping.
Sometimes people just want to be in the wrong. I’m tired of being Mr. Positivity for everyone. If you want to be bitter, then chastize me for trying to help your negative ass out, so be it. I’ve got much better things to do than to pretend I give a damn about your issues, kid.
Some of the wackest rappers have the sexiest...
Shit ain’t cool. Just saying.
I’ve never really considered myself to be deep in any way. I just like to think about things. And talk about what it is I’m thinking on occasion. Any fool can do this. It’s both the highest form of flattery to me, and a title I don’t think I’m worthy of. Having met/read about/interacting with people I consider to be deep, I feel like I’d have a long way to go to...
New theme on deck.
I think it’s pretty decent.
Made a Twitter.
Someone should help me get hip. http://twitter.com/mstrbell
I’m not going to sit at your table and watch you eat, with nothing on my...– Malcolm X
From Lupe Fiasco’s official website: Lupe Fiasco’s much-anticipated new album “Lasers” hits stores and online Tuesday, March 8th 2011. The first single will premiere on Tuesday, October 26th right here on LupeFiasco.com first! #GenerationLasers you ready? Let’s go! YES!
So, I dropkick'd someone today.
It was epic. ^.^
Over 9000: Nas' email to Def Jam regarding his... →
From: Nas To: LA Reid, Steve Bartels, Steve Gawley, Michael Seltzer, Joseph Borrino, Chris Hicks Subject: PUT MY SHIT OUT! Peace to all, With all do respect to you all, Nas is NOBODY’s slave. This is not the 1800′s, respect me and I will respect you. I won’t even tap dance around in an…
J Dilla was on his deathbed when he made most of Donuts. He didn’t even let death stop him from doing what he loved. Many of us may never know that kind of pure passion.
Lol. I told one of my boys about the ongoing female drama and he goes “Dude, turn your swag OFF!” It be like that sometimes.
I miss you, DMV.
They say you never know what you got ‘til it’s gone. That’s how I feel about my hometown right now. I miss the atmosphere. I miss the people. I miss the places. The memories. The adventures. I miss you, DMV. We’ll be together again soon.
College Dropout was the first album I ever bought.
And Kanye West was my gateway drug into the realm of music. I owe a lot of what I know today to hearing “Jesus Walks” for the first time. Take a trip down memory lane with me. What was the first album/record/tape you ever purchased?
Jay Electronica > any other new MC.
iammarsz: Period. THIS.
J. Cole ft. Omen & Fashawn - Relaxation
My Dashboard is being spammed with musical...
I just can’t keep up. T_T
Student of the Game.
The more I explore the world of Hip Hop, the more I realize I still have to learn. I tell myself that I’m only 18, and that I have an entire lifetime ahead of me to discover and appreciate the rich culture that began between beats and breaks, but I thirst for that knowledge now. It’ll come eventually. And then I’ll do what every master of knowledge has a duty to do: spread...
WE LOVE ROLL CALL, Y'ALL!
Boogie Down Productions, Rob Base, Dana Dane, Marley Marl, Olatunji, Chuck D, Ray Charles, EPMD, EU, Alberta Hunter, Run-D.M.C., Stetsasonic, Sugar Bear, John Coltrane, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-n-Pepa, Luther Vandross, McCoy Tyner, Biz Markie, New Edition, Otis Redding, Anita Baker, Thelonious Monk, Marcus Miller, Branford Marsalis, James Brown, Wayne Shorter, Tracy Chapman, Miles Davis, Force MDs,...
Quick Life Lesson
Never let a woman who seems a little tense give you a back massage. My upper back has been sore for 24 hours since, and it doesn’t seem like it’s getting better any time soon.
I freestyle frequently everyday, but only in my head. Some of the cats I know from back home (if you’re reading this, I’m talking about you, E.U.) and that I’ve met up here in Philly have made it both intimidating and enticing to try my hand at it. There’s a cypher every Friday at 1 P.M. Eventually I’m going to start participating. I daydream about different...
I’m going to have to set this chick straight before she gets on my bad side. These little snide comments on my FB status aren’t cute. And her overall personality is starting to irk me. I take partial responsibility for not making things clear from the jump, but that’s no excuse for not knowing how to act. We’re going to shut this down before it has the chance to become an...
Eau Le Doet
I once knew a man who wanted to drive across the country in under 24 hours....– The Joker (from the Joker graphic novel)
Fuck it. I was going to attempt to deliver a well-thought out retrospective post about society in general based on last night’s experience, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out how to present my state of mind in a refined manner. So, instead, I’m going to run up in it raw. Last night was probably the first night I’ve ever had the opportunity to take part in a...
BET released a digital segment of the upcoming Cypher for the 2010 BET Awards. The first two sets feature Fonzworth Bently and a bunch of artists I’ve never heard of before, Vado, Rey Chesta, Nick Javas, Reena Major and Laws. Despite the lack of notoriety, with the assist from legendary DJ Premier, these guys go in pretty raw, and showcase some pretty interesting talent. Supposedly, the...