Kool G Rap Is My Name!

“Look at my life baby, I’m an 80s man rippin it”

I first heard this track on And 1 Mixtape Vol 4. Im just finding out Premo did the beat, no wonder my head is rocking. G Rap ate this track of course. I need to explore his discography more.

The Groove Just Took Me In

Hi-Tek will do that to you. One of my favorites for sure. This one is an old gem that always have me grooving. It has that Foreign Exchange feel.

Keep It Moving [feat. Dion, Q-Tip, and Kurupt]

Best Verse: Mase – 24 Hours To Live (ft. Black Rob, The LOX, DMX)


This one was my favorite back in ’97, reciting it back and forth with friends at the back of the bus. Now that I look back on it, that was good concept and they knocked it out the park. My all time favorite verse to recite was the raspy Black Rob. His flow was nice and words were straight “ignant”. I like ignant wordplay at times and who doesn’t love “spanish mamis”. The common theme through all verses seemed to be spreading love, hanging with family and gettting revenge.
Mase – 24 Hours To Live (ft. Black Rob, The LOX, DMX)

Mase: Mason was the only one who seemed to be doing the most positive in his last 24. He’s talking about teaching kids how to spend their cash, swtiching the rich with the poor and finding his pops. He started the track rolling with a nice flow. I like his verse, he said alot in less than 16 bars.
Jadakiss: You can tell Jada was hungry on this one. His flow is a little faster than we’re used to but he came strong. He’s doing a mixture of spreading love, getting back at that “papi that sold him flour”, and having fun. No complaints on Jada’s verse, as always.

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The song that got me through this week

Most mornings I like to get hype before going into work. Get the juices flowing. Every week or 2 there’s a song that just stays on repeat. This song is usually what coworkers see me bouncing to as I pass by them looking for a parking spot. If they only knew how nice of a jam this was. Simply, this week has been a biotch at work but Naughty got me to Friday! Thanks fellas.

Words of Wisdom from Shawn Carter


Here are random notes I had for myself to reference every now and then. Just some truth to get you through the day.

  1. “I keep my head, both of them where they suppose to be.”  Lesson: Junior can ruin your life in various ways. Get him in check, make smart decisions.
  2. “relax your mind, let your conscious be free” Lesson: Slow down sometimes and enjoy the present moment. mediation is a great stress reliever.
  3. “if i shoot you, im brainless, if you shoot me, you famous – whats a nigga to do?” Lesson: Dont risk all you have worked for for petty situations/individuals.
  4. “Male shouldnt be jealous, thats a female trait – what? you made cuz you sell dimes and he sell weight?” Lesson: Dont care about what others are doing. Do you.
  5. “Be the most asked question: how I got them digits? I say I stick to the script and never stop for bitches, never talk like a mime I got to watch you snitches”  Lesson: stay focused on the prize. Don’t let the typical distractions get you off course temporarily or permenantly.
  6. “Everything that glitters ain’t gold” Lesson: self explanatory.
  7. “Pay your taxes, y’all niggas hustling backwards.” Lesson: The government will get your ass no matter who you are.
  8. “Men got to do men things for men salary”  Lesson: You got to work hard in life to achieve any real goal out here.
  9. “Sure books can guide you but your heart defines you, chica” Lesson: Your heart has the last word. Listen to it. If its right, cool. If not, it is what it is, you have no regrets.
  10. “niggas will coast in the SL but can’t post bail” Lesson: Save your money for a rainy day.
Its more than music. Pay attention to what’s being said and it might just save your life.

UPDATE: Found a post on TSS with even more great quotes.