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    bigted got a reaction from Ale in Jeff's answering Q's on Twitter right now   
    Jeff tweeted: "On a plane for a few hrs... anyone have any questions for me??? Like real questions...not like did it hurt when u got throw out the house "
    i asked "is there gonna be any mixtapes of unreleased JJFP songs in the near future?"
    jeff replied: " Not sure...I really need to dig that stuff up!"
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    bigted got a reaction from Abdul1997 in Happy Easter 2017 JJFP.com fam!   
    From me and my fam to my extended family, the JJFP family i would like to send all my love and peace for a happy easter 2017, one love!
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    bigted got a reaction from scyhigh99 in New music - caution in the wild   
    damn i'm one of the rare people in the world without a smartphone so i can't hear it yet, but the fact that will is releasing new music after saying how dissapointed we were in him last week is a miracle!
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    bigted got a reaction from Ale in Summertime 7 Mixtape   
    http://www.newrealm.com/summertime/
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    bigted got a reaction from Shellshock in Boom! Shake The Room 95 (Rare)   
    HOT HOT HOT, I COULD PICTURE QUAD CITY DJS ON THIS BEAT
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    bigted got a reaction from scyhigh99 in Jazzy Jeff Talks new album with Will Smith   
    there's still a glimmer of hope after all for JJFP!
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    bigted got a reaction from scyhigh99 in New Album, World Tour and Bad Boys III in 2016   
    it's such a shame that will takes his hip hop career for granted, he doesn't realise how many people appreciate his career and want to see him keep going
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    bigted got a reaction from jazzypete in What Are You Listening To? XXII   
    Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror
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    bigted got a reaction from Abdul1997 in Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao fight May 2nd 2015!   
    DING-DING-DING! FLOYD MAYWEATHER & MANNY PACQUIAO FIGHT GETS GREEN LIGHT
    Feb 20, 2015by Biz JonesNews1 Comment
     
    Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will put his title on the line this spring by taking on fellow veteran fighter Manny Pacquiao.
    According to reports, the mega bout will take place on May 2.
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    bigted got a reaction from Abdul1997 in What Are You Listening To? XXI   
    I'M OFFICIALLY ON YOUTUBE!!!
    GM3485 GAME TIME 2015 CHICAGO BULLS


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    bigted got a reaction from Ydfer3jjaj in Check Out A Song I Recorded W/ Nas Instrumental   
    Thanks to FUQ who sent me an acoustic mixer to mess around with, I was able to put together a solid recording, peep it out y'all, enjoy!

    http://yourlisten.com/gracia.miller/gm3485-everything-wnas-surviving-the-times-instrumental


    Lyrics:
    getting situations analyzed
    through dimensions of my mind
    while i'm mentioned being kind
    lookin' for friendships is a design
    since we can't be alone in mankind
    all the images that you'll find
    as rain falls from the sky
    you might be wondering why
    i choose to be so dominant on the mic
    but that's 'cause the powerful thoughts bring more rhymes
    havin' more circuits than a wire
    so i ain't gonna retire
    since god's with me i won't have a day to expire
    movin' tall beyond a negative desire
    the choices you make will build your fire
    and y'all know i ain't built as a liar
    that'd be like a car running on flat tires
    my mind's strength is continual
    not to look critical
    while you sound hypocritical
    you'll be banned like that sterling dude
    since nonsense of bigotry is uncalled for
    we could put our differences to the side during the love and war
    the foundation is built tall
    true players are built to ball
    like magic & kareem abdul-jabar
    the championship vision
    from scottie pippen & michael jordan
    won't be broken
    since there ain't jokin'
    even though i'm a bad boy like will smith and martin lawrence
    i'm tired of all the stuntin'
    puttin' an end to the foolish discussions
    everything is everything like lauryn hill mentioned
    ready or not word to her, pras, and wyclef
    rockin' the spot on my lyrical quests
    rest in peace dj ezrock, "it takes two" through "joy and pain" to win
    you damn right this nj rebel is a hip hop purist
    doin' it for the love non stop is what i cherish
    i'll be the chief of the game like robert parish
    since my game is amazin' like the new york mets
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    bigted got a reaction from Ydfer3jjaj in JJFP NBA Fantasy 2013-14?   
    It's only about a week until the NBA season so are we gonna do a fantasy league again? I'll be down to do one if y'all are interested
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    bigted got a reaction from ClikinnaNig in New Edition Behind The Music   
    Thursday Apr. 28 10/9c PM

    http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/behind_the_mu...ode_about.jhtml

    They were the original boy band. Five friends from Boston whose
    undeniable talent lifted them out of the projects and into the hearts
    of countless teenage girls. But while New Edition was paving the way
    for some of the biggest bands of the past twenty years, they were
    plagued by bad business deals, internal battles, and a frustrating
    struggle for respect.

    In the late 1970s, Roxbury was the most impoverished and crime-ridden
    district in Boston. And in the middle of it all sat the Orchard Park
    Housing Projects. It was there that four friends -- Michael Bivins,
    Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell and Ralph Tresvant -- began singing and
    dancing together as a way to escape the turmoil that surrounded them.
    They called themselves New Edition and, after gaining some local
    notoriety, they attracted the attention of Maurice Starr, a local
    record producer who was looking for the next Jackson Five. The boys
    added a fifth member, Ronnie Devoe, and with Starr's guidance, New
    Edition recorded and released their first single, a perfect pop
    confection called "Candy Girl." The single and subsequent album
    exploded, selling hundreds of thousands of copies, sending the boys
    on a seemingly endless tour around the country. Yet, for all of their
    hard work, the boys came home to Roxbury still broke and living in
    the projects.

    Determined to reach greater heights of success, New Edition split
    with Maurice Starr in 1984 and signed with MCA. They released the top
    ten hits "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man" and toured the world,
    only to discover that they had once again signed to a record deal
    that had left them all in debt.

    Meanwhile, other problems were brewing. Lead singer Ralph Tresvant
    had emerged as the fans' favorite member, and the others,
    particularly Bobby Brown, became jealous and were eager to step out
    of the background and into the spotlight. With tensions rising, Bobby
    Brown left New Edition, leaving fans to wonder what the future held.

    After a brief stint as a four piece, New Edition added new member
    Johnny Gill, hoping to attract a new, more mature audience. But once
    again internal clashes threatened the band's future as Ralph and
    Johnny squared off. Their differences settled, the band released
    their most successful album to date, Heart Break, only to be
    unexpectedly overshadowed by the multi-platinum juggernaut that was
    Bobby Brown's Don't Be Cruel, one of the most successful R&B albums
    of all time.

    In the early 90s, the band splintered into a series of side projects
    that brought them their greatest success. Following Bobby's lead,
    Johnny and Ralph released solo albums, and Ricky, Mike and Ronnie
    formed Bell Biv Devoe. Divided, the members of New Edition put an
    unprecedented stranglehold on the pop chats, racking up a string of
    top ten hits and multi-platinum sales.

    As their solo success began to fade, all six members of New Edition
    reunited and released the album Home Again, and instant number one
    album. But the subsequent tour was less successful. Bogged down by
    bigger egos, and bigger battles, the band was nearly torn apart on a
    worldwide tour that Johnny Gill described simply as "Hell."
    Meanwhile, Bobby Brown had begun what would turn out to be a decade-
    long downward spiral of drug and alcohol addiction and run-ins with
    the law.

    In 2002, New Edition looked to revive their careers by signing with
    P. Diddy's Bad Boy label and in November of 2004 released One Love.
    Throughout a career that has spanned three decades, New Edition
    pioneered a style of music that is still strong today and have
    achieved tremendous success both as a group and in side projects. But
    for all they have accomplished, the members of this pop dynasty
    wonder if they can ever truly achieve the respect and notoriety they
    deserve. This is Behind the Music: New Edition.
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    bigted got a reaction from kpt3yhog6u5 in Article On Hip-Hop Ghostwriting   
    http://blogcritics.org/archives/2003/07/28/173121.php

    Ghostwriting & Hip-Hop
    July 28, 2003
    Michael Seneadza
    Droppin' Science: Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture (Critical Perspectives on the Past)
    William Eric Perkins
    Book

    Yesterday I was having a discussion about whether or not Dr. Dre can be considered a rapper. The discussion quickly digressed into the topic of ghostwriting. For those that don't know, here's a definition of a ghostwriter -- 'One who writes for and gives credit of authorship to another'. The practice of ghostwriting in hip-hop has always carried a certain stigma. That is to say that no self-respecting MC would be caught dead reciting rhymes written by someone else. Yet we know the practice takes place. Jay-Z once told Vibe magazine that "I get paid a lot of money to not tell you who I write for." It's widely known that Dr. Dre's lyrics have been written by The D.O.C., Ice Cube, Snoop, Jay-Z, Eminem, etc. I'm pretty sure Puffy doesn't write all (any?) of his own lyrics. Da Brat has written for Jermaine Dupri. (no comment!) And didn't Nas write some stuff for Will Smith one of Will's latest albums? Who knows how many other examples are out there. This raises several questions for me.



    Why aren't singers and musicians held to the same standard as rappers? Musicians aren't chastised if they play music that they didn't compose. Great singers aren't ridiculed for singing the words of someone else.

    Would it be better if the liner notes explicitly said 'written by XYZ', instead of trying to be stealth about it? (For that matter, does the average person even read the liner notes?)

    Is writing your own lyrics an essential part of being a true MC? Is that part of what differentiates an MC from a rapper?

    Will the stigma ever go away?

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMCEES BACK IN THE DAY & TODAYS RAPPERS BY J.D.L

    You asked me Troy L. to explain my point of view of the difference between Hip Hop back in my era in comparison to now. Well first let me tell you that there’s a big difference between m.c.s and rappers. Rappers make rap records and are in the game for the sole purpose of monetary gain and fame. They have no love for the microphone or hip-hop, which consists of 4 elements - D.J.ing, Emceeing, Graffiti and Break Dancing!!! And I support this fact with pure evidence. Check it! Every time there is an anniversary for Rock Steady, Zulu Nation or the Cold Crush or even Disco King Mario do you see any of these rap stars or do you see mad m.c.’s that hold down mics like no other? Huh? No, because they don’t fit ;only the ones that have love for this music are there! Rappers don’t give out side jams and most of all rappers don’t interact with mc.s because m.c.s are a threat to them. If both were to get on the mic at a jam out side and the d.j. is playing breakbeats , the m.c. will tear the rapper ass up because he is in his domain his arena and he will not only rock rhymes he will rock the party; showcase the d.j. with no gimmicks no hype man, no dancers just him and his gift of gab. The rapper will say some good rhymes that is probably in record form, meaning it will be 16 or 24 bars and will feel very uncomfortable up there by himself, no dancers, no security and no hype man and to top it off if the record skips he,the rapper will stop and look at the d.j. or search for the soundman. The m.c. will stutter back on track. And in order for the rapper to rock the crowd he will have to borrow the m.c.s crowd motivation skills, or put on one of his hit records. Last but not least m.c.s roll with other m.c.s, rappers roll with body guards and entourages and stay stuck in v.i.p. rooms. However it’s somewhat not their fault because the record industry did that to them with trickery. How can you be a rap star and not be able to hang around your old block and chill? Everything you do is under a microscope! Then you chip off the founders **** but can’t give them a job as A&R or a talent scout! Don’t call us in for a collaboration of our **** you take, but pay the record companies that raped us for our voice samples or our songs. Niggaz talk **** about Will Smith but that mother****er brought Kool Moe Dee in when he did Wild Wild West! So we have the right to be bitter when we gave up blood , sweat and our souls so these guys can get million dollar deals. Video budgets etc. etc. We open the door and these so called rappers hold the knob on the other side so we can’t get back in. Don’t you know if we was to get them big budgets and have access to them top-notch producers we'll be just as big if not bigger. But they (the record companies) claim that they don’t want to take a chance on us! So why did they jump on our music in the first place! They took a chance then and look what happened….A 12 billion dollar industry! And that’s the difference- peace my brother holla
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    bigted got a reaction from ClikinnaNig in New Edition Behind The Music   
    Thursday Apr. 28 10/9c PM

    http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/behind_the_mu...ode_about.jhtml

    They were the original boy band. Five friends from Boston whose
    undeniable talent lifted them out of the projects and into the hearts
    of countless teenage girls. But while New Edition was paving the way
    for some of the biggest bands of the past twenty years, they were
    plagued by bad business deals, internal battles, and a frustrating
    struggle for respect.

    In the late 1970s, Roxbury was the most impoverished and crime-ridden
    district in Boston. And in the middle of it all sat the Orchard Park
    Housing Projects. It was there that four friends -- Michael Bivins,
    Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell and Ralph Tresvant -- began singing and
    dancing together as a way to escape the turmoil that surrounded them.
    They called themselves New Edition and, after gaining some local
    notoriety, they attracted the attention of Maurice Starr, a local
    record producer who was looking for the next Jackson Five. The boys
    added a fifth member, Ronnie Devoe, and with Starr's guidance, New
    Edition recorded and released their first single, a perfect pop
    confection called "Candy Girl." The single and subsequent album
    exploded, selling hundreds of thousands of copies, sending the boys
    on a seemingly endless tour around the country. Yet, for all of their
    hard work, the boys came home to Roxbury still broke and living in
    the projects.

    Determined to reach greater heights of success, New Edition split
    with Maurice Starr in 1984 and signed with MCA. They released the top
    ten hits "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man" and toured the world,
    only to discover that they had once again signed to a record deal
    that had left them all in debt.

    Meanwhile, other problems were brewing. Lead singer Ralph Tresvant
    had emerged as the fans' favorite member, and the others,
    particularly Bobby Brown, became jealous and were eager to step out
    of the background and into the spotlight. With tensions rising, Bobby
    Brown left New Edition, leaving fans to wonder what the future held.

    After a brief stint as a four piece, New Edition added new member
    Johnny Gill, hoping to attract a new, more mature audience. But once
    again internal clashes threatened the band's future as Ralph and
    Johnny squared off. Their differences settled, the band released
    their most successful album to date, Heart Break, only to be
    unexpectedly overshadowed by the multi-platinum juggernaut that was
    Bobby Brown's Don't Be Cruel, one of the most successful R&B albums
    of all time.

    In the early 90s, the band splintered into a series of side projects
    that brought them their greatest success. Following Bobby's lead,
    Johnny and Ralph released solo albums, and Ricky, Mike and Ronnie
    formed Bell Biv Devoe. Divided, the members of New Edition put an
    unprecedented stranglehold on the pop chats, racking up a string of
    top ten hits and multi-platinum sales.

    As their solo success began to fade, all six members of New Edition
    reunited and released the album Home Again, and instant number one
    album. But the subsequent tour was less successful. Bogged down by
    bigger egos, and bigger battles, the band was nearly torn apart on a
    worldwide tour that Johnny Gill described simply as "Hell."
    Meanwhile, Bobby Brown had begun what would turn out to be a decade-
    long downward spiral of drug and alcohol addiction and run-ins with
    the law.

    In 2002, New Edition looked to revive their careers by signing with
    P. Diddy's Bad Boy label and in November of 2004 released One Love.
    Throughout a career that has spanned three decades, New Edition
    pioneered a style of music that is still strong today and have
    achieved tremendous success both as a group and in side projects. But
    for all they have accomplished, the members of this pop dynasty
    wonder if they can ever truly achieve the respect and notoriety they
    deserve. This is Behind the Music: New Edition.
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    bigted reacted to bigted in Any hip hop albums/artists people can recommend?   
    As far as commercial hip hop is concerned I check for mcs like Game, Wale, and B.O.B., Game dropped another hot mixtape called "Hoodmorning: Candy Caronas", I'm looking forward to the "R.E.D. Album":
    http://www.livemixtapes.com/player.php?album_id=14333

    Like AJ I've been listening to a lot of '90s CDs lately like LL Cool J's "Mr. Smith", Tribe Called Quest's "Low End Theory", MC Hammer "Too Legit To Quit", KRS-ONE's "Return Of The Boom bap" and of course JJFP's "Code Red"

    Until recently I didn't know that my favorite mc besides FP and LL KRS-ONE put out a new album but he did which is called "Godsville" with Showbiz and I'm getting that in the mail soon from CDUniverse.com, I heard a lot of these tracks off of youtube and I'm really feeling "Improve Myself":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BczYM8jJkGA


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    bigted got a reaction from JumpinJack AJ in The 10 Most Disappointing Rap Albums of 2010   
    Well nobody puts out classics anymore, there's some "good" albums out there but nothing groundbreaking these days, I actually look more for classics from previous years these days than the new albums....
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    bigted reacted to Jin in JayZ says "takeover" beat out "Ether"   
    Maybe in his dreams, but not in reality. Nas lyrically murdered Jay, who cares if Kanye's beat was better. In a diss track (not song), when 2 MC's compete...the lyrics, flow, delivery, etc. matter and in every aspect of this, takeover could not match ether. LOL @ Jay-Z still catching feelings nearly 10 years afterwards.
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