28 March 2010

Oh yeah... !

Brandon Hines retweeted me!
I know alot of people may not know the name, but this guy is one of the few that I can see reviving R&B.
He's only had one official album and it was ridiculous.
He just recently dropped a mixtape which was hot as well.
When I logged into twitter and saw his RT I was shamefully excited, SMH.

Another One Bites the Dust!

HA! You ever know a secret ages before anyone else, then once the masses find out you secretly laugh at them for being so late? Thats how I feel about Kelis. Kelis has BEEN dope. She's been doing the whole "weird" thing WAY before it was popular to do so. I don't know how many of you remember the 'I Hate You So Much' video, but the chick had a huge curly afro with several colors in it. Before Solange, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and everyones beloved Lady Gaga, there was Kelis. I really hope she gets the right management this time around because she is indeed underrated.

27 March 2010

The Hard Truth.

The hard truth is that chances are, your relationship isn’t going to last through your teen years. Even if it seems like it will.We all want to believe in miraculous love, and yes, it exists, and you may find it when you’re young, but chances are something will happen to separate you two. The love will remain, the hope will remain, but a situation will arise that overwhelms the ability to be together with unbreakable obstacles. Let go, if its meant for you two to be together, one of you could go to the moon and back and you’d still end up on the same path as each other in due time.


24 March 2010

Thoughts of A Confused College Student.

What to do, what to do.
In the midst of late night studying, tests and quizzes every week, and a ridiculous amount of homework, I managed to produce a thought un-related to school.
"What am I doing?"
In all honesty, I HATE SCHOOL.
I've never liked waking up early and sitting in a desk all freaking day only to return back to my place of solitude with 5 books and 10 assignments due the next day.
I am aware, however, that school is a vital tool in getting me where I want to be in life.
I've been heavily debating taking a semester off.
Most of my peers advise me not to while some are all for it.
My head is just not here and it's very plain to see on those day I wake up for class and immediately roll back over because "I don't feel like going."
I'd rather take break than stay here and fuck up what I've worked on for 2 years.
I really want to take a break, work, save up some money and return next spring when I have my stuff together.
I wanna focus on ME and do things I've always wanted to do without the hinderance of school looming over me.
I wanna take up photography and learn how to play the guitar, but my school schedule has no room for such amenities.
There's only one thing holding me back:
Once I leave, I may not want to come back.

18 March 2010


You ever get to a point in a relationship where its super unhealthy?
Where the constant high's and low's take such a toll on you that one phone call can completely change your whole mood?
Where you realize that as much as you may care about him/her you just cant continue the bullshit?
Well thats the kind of relationship I've been in for 19 years.
As of last night, all communication with my father has been cut off.

& surprisingly Im ok with that.

In my Dreams...

If I had the funds, I imagine that my house would look something like Nigo's.

17 March 2010

Hometown Hero: Skewby

Whoever said hard work doesn't pay off hasn't met this guy.

I love my city and I wear it on my heart proudly, but musically it's never stimulated me. Growing up listening to the sounds of Al Capone, 3 6 Mafia, and Gangsta Boo on my radio made me a little skeptical of the substance of Memphis rappers. (Not to say that I don't like them because I do, they just doesn't hold a very high caliber of lyricism.) However, the homie Skewby has definitely proved me and everyone else that thought Memphis didn't harbor lyricists wrong! Thanks to the wonderful people at Sneak Peek - Memphis, I was introduced to a young man that had punch lines and metaphors for days as well as the swag to go with it. Skewby dropped his mixtape "Proving You Wrong Since 1988" in September of 2009 and his popularity has been steadily climbing ever since. He even got the opportunity to open for Lil Wayne on his Farewell tour when it came to Memphis!

Yesterday, through Twitter, he found out that he had been featured in The Source Magazine under "Unsigned Hype". What an accomplishment! Im extremely happy and proud to see someone from Memphis being honored for something positive and not ridiculed for being on The First 48. This is a great accomplishment and I just wanna send out a BIG congrats to Skewby.

Download the mixtape here: http://skewby.bandcamp.com/

16 March 2010

05 March 2010

Music Friday!

Most people most new music on Monday, but I've always been a little different so...
Anyway, there are three artists that have been getting alot of recognition on the blogs and in the music arena and these artists are Drake, Trey Songz, and Fabolous.

First lets start off with Drake. This is the most popular nigga to never drop an album ever. After his mixtape, So Far Gone, recieved ridiculous amounts of praise and even led him to the Grammy's, many people were afraid that he wouldn't be able to live up to the hype and produce a substantial LP. Well last night he released his first single "Over" via his blog and so far there are mix reviews. Alot of people say its wack, some love it. Personally, i like it. Its not what i hoped for, but I'll take it. Me being an avid Drake fan hoped for something that wasn't "Wayne inspired". I have all three official Drake mixtapes and it seemed that with 'So Far Gone' he was finally developing and honing his OWN sound, so to see him sounding like Lil Wayne is disappointing for me. I have nothing against Lil Wayne by the way, I actually love him, but he has is own sound and I wish Drake would find his. Now with all of that being said, the single is good. I dont know how much success it will get commercially, but its good. Can't wait for the album!

Now on to Trey Songz. If yall didn't know, this is the man that I will marry. Seriously. Like Drake, I've been a Trey fan since his 'I Gotta Make It' days. I feel like a proud mother in a way. I always knew this guy had the potential and talent to be one of the greats, all he needed was the right people backing him and the opportunity, so now to see him getting all this recognition is like a breath of fresh air. Finally everybody else sees what I see. Today, Mr. "Let Me Hold That Beat" released his version of Verse Simmons' song "Buy You A Round" titled "Machine". LOVE it. nothing more to say about that. "Married to the melody, sleeping with the drum kit!" Crazy.

Lastly there's Fabolous. I've always been a Fabolous fan, but I never really listened to an entire album until 'Loso's Way'. On this new mixtape, "There's No Competition" he kills it. His punch lines and metaphors had me scrunching my face in awe and shock. Niggas (including me) have been sleeping on Fab's skills, well you can no longer deny that the guy is a force to be reckoned with.

& THAT concludes Music friday!

04 March 2010

Oh no, not the illuminati!


Who made the list...?


So XXL has released their highly anticipated Freshmen 10 cover.
Honestly, I dont know who half of these niggas are. I recognize Wiz Khalifa, Nipsey, and my favorite J.Cole. In my opinion, J. Cole is at the head of the pack. If you haven't heard his 2nd mixtape "The Warm Up", I have no idea what you are doing with your life. It's 13 tracks of pure talent. The man has a way of telling a story like no other in the game. His flow is ridiculous!