Crazy Verse – Jim Jones “Beautiful Noise”


This is a song that I used to listen to over and over back in the day. Cam did his thing on the track but to me Jim Jones really stood out. His lyrics were personal and descriptive. His words were delivered like a plight to all of those in the hustle game. I believe this is the song that made me go “wow Jim Jones really got it” until that point I thought he was another dude that Cam brought alone for the ride, took him out of “5-H”! You might want to read these lyrics a few times to truly understand how authentic they are, peep Continue reading

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Good Read: 13 Iconic Kennedy Photos That Inspired Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” Video


I saw this piece over at Complex, link. I need to watch that video again. I was doing some research on some of the photos that Complex highlighted in the piece and that last pick of Jackie O moving to the back of the trunk after JFK’s assassination was just horrendous. Nobody truly knows why she was moving to the back of the car, some people say that she was trying to get out of the car because she thought it was a death trap. Some say that she was trying to help the Secret Serviceman who hopped on the bumper of the car and others speculate that she was collecting the remaining fragments of her husband’s brain and skull because of an subconscious niche. Either way it had to be a dramatic and gruesome moments, so sad. I saw that Complex didn’t have a picture of JFK that matched the scene from the video when Rocky was shooting dice though, lmao. Who knows JFK could have been great at Cee-Lo. kudos to Complex for that piece.

First Take: Lupe Fiasco “Bitch Bad”

Quick first thoughts on the new Lupe Fiasco single, “Bitch Bad” off of Food & Liquor 2.

S.G.: 

I get what he’s trying to do but I’m not really feeling the song. Couldn’t he have just written a poem or did a spoken word performance? All that he said was true and the production immolates the type of beats that you generally hear on the radio all day every day in these times, I get all of that. If this is on Food & Liquor 2 then I’m not really excited about hearing the rest of the album. I think there may be better ways to reach out and do a public service announcement than creating a song flooded with it. What happened to the Lupe who made “He Say She Say”?? The only problem that I have with this song is that the message should have been directed at those that listen to those types of songs, more like the people that he are talking about. His intentions are not clear at this point to me and I really don’t need clarification ‘cause I really don’t care.

Satchford:

As far as subject matter goes, this is signature Lupe. I initially thought it was just okay but after more listens, this is a pretty good track. The way he tackled it was unique and the end result is a good thought-provoking track. His analysis is on point. The production is questionable but because the beat tied in somewhat to the message behind the track, it’ll do. This track got me looking forward to hearing F&L II to see what other subjects he will tackle.

Childish Gambino – Do Ya Like


An excellent song from Donald Glover in anticipation of his mixtape which is scheduled to drop on July 4th!

Nigga can’t you tell that my sample of Adele,
Was so hot I got these hood niggas blowin’ up my cell

8 Million Stories: Fashawn – When She Calls


This track from Fashawn always gets me, he told a very good story. It’s about a guy who’s extremely depressed due to some relationship issues he’s having, i’ll leave it at that. Fashawn tells it from two different perspectives before getting into the tragic and sad ending. You would only think to see a story like this on 20/20 or the ID channel. The Joanna Newsom sample doesnt hurt either as Fashawn incorporates the voice sample into the story well. First time I heard this, all I could say was “damn”. Get a listen. Continue reading