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Family Business 🙌🏾

   Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy…. man, two of my favorite NOLA artists. Their new project,,Family Business, is truly a dope way to start off 2017. From the instrumentals to the lyrical content, this project reminds me of cruising down Chef Menteur Hwy in New Orleans east pre Katrina. It reminds me of the days me and my brother Khalil used to walk to Six Flags NOLA from my grandmother Momae’s house. It reminds me of daiquiris, king cake, and the 504 boys. This mixtape really brings me back… check it out: https://itun.es/us/L1RGgb

I Decided. 

         I purposely distance myself from “commercial” artists, especially in the hip hop realm… but this new Big Sean album though. Bruh.. I’m super impressed. Sean’s latest project, I Decided, is a refreshing and well crafted lyrical experience for my ears. With only five features, this fourteen track album pretty much hit the mark for me. Not to mention, Eminem’s verse on No Favors is like the icing on the cake. Same Time, Pt. 1 is also a dope one.. check it out here: 

https://itun.es/us/R6NXgb

Mini Album Review: Indie 500

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After a typical Saturday night behind the bar I decided to do some digging for new music. Now, just incase you didn’t know this about me, I definitely have a go to list of artists and musicians that I keep tabs on. I’ve been jamming these talented individuals for years, and if you rock with me then you would probably know at least a few names on this list.
Anyway, I started thinking about what I wanted to hear, and it didn’t take very long for me to recall an article I read online a little over a month ago about two of my favorite hip hop artists collaborating on an album. Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 album dropped November 6th of this year, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Talib’s poetic lyrics flowing on top of 9th Wonder’s melodic, and timeless tracks creates the perfect “this is a future classic” body of work.
The albums collabs shouldn’t go unnoticed either.Tracks like, “Pay ya Dues” featuring Problem and Bad Lucc undoubtedly adds extra flavor to the album.
Although I’m very much aware of how jacked up the industry is, I still wish Indie 500 would’ve received the same exposure that other 2015 albums did. This collaboration is so important to the Hip Hop music community. Music like this is a reminder that Hip Hop is still alive and well. I hope y’all hear this s***.

Silly Me.

   I hate how you make me feel, and I get angry knowing that I don’t get to you the way you get to me. You always weezle in and screw with my head. 

   We’ve been doing this weird dance for over six years now. My feet hurt, but I can’t stop moving. I keep doing my two step in hopes that I’ll one day become your only partner. I know that will never be yet, my loyalty to you remains undeniable.

   You don’t call, and that’s ok. You don’t text, and I can live with that. I don’t worry about it too much because I have too many other things clouding my mind these days. Yet, late at night or even while I’m working a busy night behind the bar you creep into my brain. Thoughts of you fester, taking awhile to fizz out. It’s like a bad trip… You’re just waiting for it to be over. During those bad trips, I fight the urge to text you. I fight the urge to call you, and I’ve mastered the art of fighting these pestering urges. 

   I don’t listen to your music. It’s just easier that way. I don’t care to know your story because I’m not in it. 

20 Years Later….

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me and Justin last week

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me and Justin: left pic, present… right pic from graduation 2006

I’ve known him since I was 7 years old. He used to annoy the s*** out of me in Sunday school at church and in high school I avoided him, his friends, and his bullying. We were always conscience of one another, but our interests never intersected… and therefore, neither did we.
Now fast forward 8 years later: I reconnected with him on a random Wednesday night last week and spent some time with him that weekend. During our conversations I realized that this was the first time we ever really talked one on one in 20 years. Yea, I know…
I can’t seem to shake the fact that we meshed so well and I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would feel so comfortable around him. Back in high school, I was so uneasy when it came to him and his critical ass friends. Glad it’s different now, and I hope we chill again soon.
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