Friday, June 29
For those of you who have been shouting S.I.N.Y. since Enter the 36 Chambers... For those of you who have been thirsting for the Wu since 2001's Iron Flag... Patience is of virtue. The Wu are planning to drop a new LP... soon. As of now the new project is called 8 Diagrams. What does that mean? I'm not sure, but knowing these cats, there is a sick meaning behind it. Bring out your Wu shirts, your Wallabees, and start throwing up your W's again. Once this drops later this year, Ghost plans to drop another solo project. These fellas seem to be back at it. Since 2001 every member has released something, and unfortunately we have lost the Dirt Man... Old Dirty. RIP.
Wu heads keep your eyes and ears open, and your head up as the Wu Returns.
Keep Hip Hop Alive, One bar at a time.
Over and out, DocBoone.
I'm sorry to say this, but I'm really losing faith in this TI or TIP character, and fast. He has always been a tweener to me, and with a few songs he was trying to gain some ground. This is just my opinion, and it doesn't count for much because I know of a lot of people who really think this guy is the King of The South. Not happening people, and I'm not sorry to say that. This nigga is wack, and this split personality thing is killing it. The one song where he did the TI vs TIP thing on Trap Muzik was sweet. That's as far as it needed to go. There is nothing wrong with having an alias... Eminem has one, Redman has one, hell I even have one. No need to do a split personaility album though... we all saw what happened to Cassidy's first album. I wish I had 4 hands, so I could give that album 4 thumbs down!
This guy is a skilled rapper, and way more than most... especially that Hurricane character and these other jokes out here. I don't mind TI over a lot of people, but it would be great to see him taking more risks these day to better evolve his music. As for The King of the South... I would go with somebody like Outkast as the Kings, or Scarface, or even... nah thats it. Maybe TI is in the top 5 or 10 still, but he IS losing ground with this stunt he is pulling.
Dammit... why am I watching videos again? And why is this niggas video coming on again?! Give me a few minutes so I can watch this thing one more time to see if I'm evaluating this correctly. BRB.
Aiight I can't take it anymore... aint nothing Popping over here playa. The song is just not strong... at all. I think I've figured it out. TI has not switched anything up over the years. His music all stays the same... lyrics are not strong... and he is getting older. As a MC we should see some kind of progression, and it's not happening. Maybe I'm jumping the gun for not hearing the whole album, but I think I've heard enough. And besides, this isnt about the album totally... this is about him just being weak, and losing any creditability that he had. I don't mean to sound so harsh on the guy... I mean he is TI, and he is talented. Someone just should give him a little advice and tell him to take some risks musically.
I will give him some credit in one place. I had the chance to see ATL a few weeks ago, and I was impressed. I didn't watch it before because I just wasnt ready for another Hip Hop failure in the box office. This was a great movie though. Good job Antwoine Fisher (The Writer).
As for TI... I'm out of words. I'm just looking forward to a TI vs Ludacris fight. Not TI vs Himself.
Keep Hip Hop Alive one bar at a time.
Over and Out, DocBoone.
Thursday, June 28
The other day I almost lost my mind... I almost actually slit my wrist. For some reason I wanted to start back watching videos just to see what I have been missing. So as I'm straightening up and getting some dinner ready this new kid comes on the idiot box. Hurricane. Off rip the video looked silly... I thought he may have been from Alabama or something. Once he actually started spitting lyrics it was all over after that. A Bay Bay. What the hell is that, and why would someone shout that anywhere in public? I figured the world was going to come to an end after that, so I continued to watch videos. I sadly must admit that after each video thereafter I lost approximately 5 IQ points. Fortunately, I am not in school anymore, and I'm on summer vacation as so I don't have to worry about actually using my brain.
After I sat, thought, and actually downloaded Hurricane's track... I came to a conclusion. These videos that I watched that day were simply signs that Hip Hop times have changed. I can't be mad at the boy for making what the people want to hear. It's only a matter of time before A Bay Bay is a term that ends up in the Websters Dictionary. It's one of those things where, If you build it, they will come. If you make catchy music, the people will listen to it. Big ups to him and these other cats who make the music for the people. As long as it's uplifting people and making them happy... making them want to get on the floor and dance... I WONT knock it. That's my rule. I will not lose any sleep, feel left out, or even regret not listening to this guys tracks though.
Keep Hip Hop Alive, one bar at a time.
Over and Out, DocBoone.
Tuesday, June 19
It's late. I'm playing poker online. And I'm watching Sportscenter. I just heard something that made my heart drop. I really don't have a emotion that I can describe right now, except confused. The Chicago Bulls... MY CHICAGO BULLS, are interested in trading for Kobe Bryant. Of all people... Kobe Bryant. Kobe is a great basketball player, but I do not want him ruining my team like he did to the Lakers. Please John Paxson, call this man's references before you think any harder about this. This trade would just do so much to our team, and I don't know if its all good. For a player like Kobe Bryant... what do we give up? Deng... see you later... This is starting to frustrate me just thinking about it.
I'm sure that we would still be a good team, but do we really need a Kobe Bryant. This could spell doom for my team... maybe, maybe not. Over the next couple of days I will be trying to contact John Paxson to pick his brain a little.
Over and out, DocBoone.