January 28th

It seems only right….

Crazy Verse: Joell Ortiz – A Couple Dollars

Joell, my goodness. Gets better by each line…

As a youngin’, had a lot on my plate
I ain’t finna complain, just had a lot on my plate
Razors, 12 12 skinnies and 58s
I cooked a 6 deuce and came back with 58
I ain’t stressin’, I ain’t stretch it, I just cheffed it in the butter
Orville Redenbacher, had it poppin’, word to mother
Swervin’ under covers, had it local, had it OT
Whippin’ up P-O-T tryna get to the T-O-P
Get in and get out, that’s always the plan
But all of them bands to a kid in the project who had nothin’, so damned
Hard to let go from starvin’ stomach, hollow with the echo
To the hardest Marc Ecko extra large retro
MJs before they dropped, but a lot started to drop
Stick up kids got the drop, my sneaker box dropped
Dropped crack, switched to diesel when some fiends dropped
Feds eavesdroppin” on my drop, got ’em street blocked
They dropped by my man’s spot so now he locked
I drop to both knees prayin’ dimes don’t get dropped
Dropped it all, be the bird locked in the coupe
Or take your talent more serious and lock in that booth
I chose the latter, and thank God for showin’ Joe the ladder
Helped me climb through these rhymes
Who said I would never matter?
Look at me, such a hard act to follow
Lookin’ forward to tomorrow, you’ll never hear me holler

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Some philosophy from Mega


MegaPhilosophy is one of my favorite albums of the last few years. I’ve never heard Mega so sharp on the wordplay. This album is specifically raw truth and wisdom. Here’s a few nuggets from Mega…

  • “Misery loves company, I chose seclusion”
  • “Lies mean nothing ever since I found truth”
  • “I stay clear of snake heads with venomous thoughts, poison your kind, resist if you mentally strong”
  • “Death comes to all, Midas well live it up!”
  • “Learn to cherish every meal on the stove and the clothes she bought you though she couldn’t afford to”
  • “In the face of adversity, my shield is faith”
  • “When your mind is not confined, that’s when you’re free”
  • “Saying life’s a bitch is getting old, if your life ain’t in order – seize control”
  • “On the road to the riches you exposed to resentment, everybody want to eat but they won’t do the dishes”
  • “Adversity is a lesson, be composed”
  • “People who never voted, betray you for dead presidents”