Inspiration: Mos Def

“I give a damn if any fan recall my legacy, im trying to live life in the sight of God’s memory…”

Some of the best statement verses…Part 1

Every now and then you have a new artist thats on a record that just steals the show and bodies the track. They are making a statement like “I’m nice”. Well here were a few I could think of…

Cormega on Mobb Deep’s “What’s Your Poison” (1999)

Fairly new at the time, Cormega easily stole the show on this. His flow and the lyrical venom he spit was just incredible. At this point, you knew he would be great. Continue reading

Random Jay-Z sample!

Well while I was at work today chillin doing my thing I slowly noticed that my head had slowly began to move and vibe with the melody coming from neighbor’s headphones. My initial thoughts, word is bomb, was to yell out “AY YOOOO turn that ish down!” But instead of getting mad n-word-ish I came to my senses and realized that “hey that’s an old Jigga sample”. Continue reading

Forgotten Verse….Oschino

I’ve been wanting to post this verse for a while now. I don’t even know if people even remember Oschino from State Property but I do and he spit this verse during that Rocafella/Hot 97 takeover that was sooo real. His flow ain’t the best and that Oochie Wallie Beat don’t help it either but if you listen to the words they are so real. The imagery and the reality of his story is crazy. When I heard this I was like damn. Peep

Flip, bounce, re-up and move it again
Last seconds of the game and I’m shootin to win
look at the arc, the form, and the way it release
it’s all butter like them seats up in them Jeeps Continue reading

First Time I Heard “First Time” by Diamond District

This song really resonated with me because it contains so much substance and creativity. Obviously my first time hearing this song was when I got the In The Ruff album which is a classic by the way. The first time I heard this song I instantly was reeled in by the sample “from that first time” my face instantly got ugly. The next thing I noticed was the haunting tone in the track that is mysterious followed by the classic sound of the that popular snare, you know the one used in Incarcerated Scarfaces. This song automatically provoked a steady headbob. Continue reading

Crazy Verse: AZ – Uncut Raw

Sosa is definitely in my list of top lyricists. The song title describe this verse perfectly. “No need for lactose…”

Life is a struggle, that’s why niggas I know stay on the juggle
Some hustle to double, others hug you then mug you
Poverty-stricken, they even turn a church kid into stickin
It seems sickenin, but what? Whatever makes the pockets thickin
Fuck police and no remorse for the beasts
that’s lost on the streets, that pistol whip a priest for a crosspiece
Some lost sheep, runnin thru strips, thinkin of top dealers
Fillin Tek clips, wit ‘cop killers’ that could stop gorillas
Shovin a stubnose in buttholes, I’m nutso
skitzo, clepto, killin shit up throughout the metro
My thug essence will always keep me plugged with drug investments
Sketch my reference, takin papers considered preference
And violations will lead to kidnappin, decapitation
So what you’re facin, is realism that’s in activation
Livin off land with five honeys playin my hand
Me and fam, sippin’ on Guinness stout and eatin clams
It’s all part of plans, a vet chillin in Tamps, West and Stans
Outta state connect, slugs, sex, drugs and grands

After reading/hearing this, your face should be equivalent to the image below…

“This world is moving too fast for me…”

“Another day to face, I’m sharecropping in this paper chase, take a deep breath and clear my database”

What a work week. One of my busiest weeks this year and it seems like when I get home I got something else to get done and then some new bill in the mail (feelin like Cartwright). Yea I know, it’s life but sometimes you just want to stop to take a breather and reflect on the past day/week/month. It’s healthy to stop and breath every now and then. Today I got that chance. Towards the end of the day at work, I pulled out the pod and turned on a song in my “mental liberation” playlist, which was one Continue reading