Monday, August 25, 2008

Jo-Jo from K-Ci & Jo Jo passes out durring performance in Sydney

This gives new meaning to the lyric "you picked me up when I was down."

(check what happens at about the 1:50 mark) It's not even really funny. It's just shocking. I hope for Jo-Jo's sake it was passing out from being drunk than the other stuff that both of them are rumored to be messing with.

Even though they might not be anywhere close to where they once were, there was a time when Jodeci was the dropping classics on the regular. The Come And Talk To Me (Hip Hop Remix) is still one of my favorite R&B songs from that era.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hip Hop Classic: Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, & Biz Markie - Erase Racism

Here's a hip hop classic from two of the great greatest rappers to ever live, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane. Here's a song from Kool G Rap & DJ Polo's classic 1990 LP "Wanted Dead or Alive." "Erase Racism" featured a slick verse each from Big Daddy Kane & Kool G Rap ballenced out with a chorus from the Flavor Flav of the Juice Crew, Biz Markie.

Biz's sining doesn't take (much) away from G Rap & Kane's powerful verses.

Even though G Rap is one of my favorite rappers ever, I think that Kane stole the show on this track:

"You better believe that I'm an asiatic descendant
And I know what's been amended and intended

So let's fulfill and get real, and try to build

a united nation, eliminate segregation

I know there's different strokes for different folks

but I've also acknowledged what hatred provokes

So don't hate me or try to underrate me

Cause I collect ends drive a Benz and live greatly

And we can all live together in harmony

Without thinkin what color is harmin me

If I'm a slave I'm a slave to the rhythm

To E-R-A-S-E the racism"

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A song that currently speaks to me: James Morrison - You give me something

People close to me know that I've been going through a number of things recently. A family relative that's very dear to my heart passed away, I came to the realization that I haven't been there as much as I should have for a family member that I love very much, I was recently involved in an auto accident (which I appear to have escaped unharmed), and an amazing woman that I was getting to know is no longer a part of my life.

A song that has come to mind concerning my relationship with the amazing woman is this James Morrison song. I don't feel heartbroken or sad where I want to ball my eyes out. But I feel that I've lost a chance w/ a woman which I had a feeling that I could have wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I really didn't know her that well, but there was an unexplained comfort, happiness that I had when communicating with her, and an admiration that I had for her that made her special to me in such a short period of time.

Most of the lyrics to this song do not apply to my situation because we were in the beginning stages of a relationship, but the chorus explains perfectly how I feel inside.

You give me something
That makes me scared alright
This could be nothing
But I'm willing to give it a try
Please give me something
Because someday I might call you from my heart

But it might be a second too late
And the words that I could never say
Are gonna come out anyway