Posts posted by mfuqua23
I had to bust out laughing about ruining the ozone layer. Apparently, when in doubt, talk about your car. I think they should create classes in colleges about studying song lyrics of different eras as a way to explore how times change. Or no classes, just have all of us get together and really THINK about this stuff.
If I'm gonna brag and be swaggin', calling my tires lorenzos is cooler than 22s. Matter of fact, that's great for the tire brand if that's what it is. Let's advertise those quality everyday services, not the likes of thousand dollar selling jewelers. hahaha. I think the person that wrote this, should revisit "Ain't No Place Like Home", and get us ready for the holidays.
Remember when I posted almost all my music endeavors here, and received feedback that said I was doing the right thing, or ways to improve? I;nm not as actively keeping tabs on Hip Hop as I used to. I just finally bought Nas's album a couple days ago. I could probably count on one hand the hip hop I've gotten since I've ventured into the rock music genre. Da Brakes, Da Rebirth, Mike Petrow, Nas, Talib Kweli. And that's it as far as albums go. I began feeling I'm not gonna top the stuff I'm writing and even so, I wanna venture outside the typical subject matter. Perhaps thinking too much? Well, I intended to do one last album, but that's changed and I have 3 more unique album ideas. They'll basically be blends of everything I enjoy that's around my life. What caused me to not work on my music as frequently was financial matters, finding a job, maintaining things at home, and then the job itself. My life became 8 hours or more of work (outside of home). 8 hours or less of sleep (during the day). And the in between, well good luck with that. 2 months before the job I had that "quarter-life crisis" thing, but a year early. Hence why I would write 'Downtime' a couple years later. I wanted to put my album out time and time again, but I just couldn't do it without some tracks being a part of it. So until they were done, I couldn't put my cd out.
Now that they were, the question was the so called "Quality". I know there are flaws. But sometimes flaws help make music what they are. I like the 'old school' vibe of distorted sound quality. There's a reason why things sound the way they do. Dave Grohl (from Foo Fighters) said some things that help resonate accepting things that way. Spent a million dollars on one album. Not that great. Make one in his garage, and it wins a grammy??? Or even the elation that the veterans of hip hop get rapping rhymes the the rest of the world may find irrelevant. I finally seen 'Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap'. And saw Dr. Dre say something to the effect that he could be 'an oil reg worker and still make music'. Kinda laughable, but it is true for some people. They all do it that way anyway nowadays. They make their music, but make the money in other ventures, most likely using their celebrity status if they have one. So anyway, I do what they do, just without the fame.
The music is up at http://www.soundclick.com/mikefuq and http://soundcloud.co...anding-quality/ so far. As far as uploading or placing anywhere online, if anyone has any requests or suggests, please feel free to let me know. I've got several pages of sites, but I'd like to make it convenient for people who care and are interested. And of course ALL comments, questions and/or feedback (positive or negative) is APPRECIATED. That always means more than they money if it's exchanged for it. All my ideas of creativity are fearlessly explored. So too should be anyone's comments.
1. Opening Composition
2. 21...Ways To Flow
3. The Grand Scheme
4. My Lady
5. Overdue feat. Mike Petrow
6. The Vibe
8. Who Am I Dissing?
10. Undisputed Best feat. Da Brakes
13. The Beat of Life
14. Step Game
15. How Love Should Be
16. Intrepid Mind Traveler
18. Not A Hollywood Story
19. 5 Minutes of Somethin'
20. Miles of Road
All lyrics written by Michael Fuqua except for features
All songs recorded, mixed and edited in Washington, PA by Michael Fuqua except for features from respective locations
All samples, instruments, beats from licensed and copyright protected artists are used to pay homage and for promotional & entertainment use only without profit.
ARTIST - ' SONG TITLE ' [ALBUM TITLE (YEAR RELEASED)]
Produced by Quality (John Bartholomew)
Additional scratches and blend mix by Mike FuQ
21...Ways To Flow
Produced by Quality (John Bartholomew)
Vocal samples mixed by Michael Fuqua ;
featuring Shanice - 'Ways To Grow Interlude' [21...Ways To Grow (1994)] , Jean Grae - 'Lovesong' [Attacking of Attacking Things (2002) , FuQ - 'Beginning' [beginning Towards Beyond (2007)] , Nas - 'Reason' [streets Disciple (2004)] , DMX - 'Ain't No Way' [Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998)] , A Tribe Called Quest - 'If The Papes Comes' [People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)] , Another Bad Creation - 'Spiderman' [Coolin' At The Playground Ya Know(1991)] , DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - 'A Dog Is A Dog' [Homebase (1991)] , Toni Braxton - 'Let It Flow' [secrets (1996)]
The Grand Scheme
Beat used Schoolly D - 'PSK What That Does That Mean?' [scholly D (1986)]
Beat used J Dilla - 'Earl' [Vol. 2: Vintage (2003)]
feat. Mike Petrow
Produced by Mike Petrow
Beat used S.F.C. - 'The Vibe' [illumination (1994)]
Produced by J Dilla [Jay Dee Donuts (2006)]
Contains vocal samples from Prince - 'Batdance' [batman Soundtrack (1989)] and movie excerpts from Batman (1989)
Who Am I Dissing?
Produced by SouldierBeatz
Contains movie excerpts from Batman Forever (1995)
Produced by Jaspreet
Contains vocal sample from Rihanna - 'Man Down' [Loud (2010)]
feat. Da Brakes
Produced by DJ VipaGTS
Vocal editing and mixing by Da Brakes
Beat used Chico & Coolwadda - 'Godzilla Like' [Wild N Da West (2001)]
Beat used Amy Winehouse - 'October Song' [Frank (2003)]
Jazz Guitar & additional hand clap piano keys by Mike FuQ
The Beat of Life
Produced by U'blique fka Quality (John Bartholomew)
Produced by Jaspreet
How Love Should Be
Beat & background vocals used Jem - 'Amazing Life' ]Six Feet Under Vol 2: Everything Ends (2005)]
Pearl Drop piano keys by Mike FuQ
Intrepid Mind Traveler
Beat used from Highspots 'Excellent Adventures' with Brian Kendrick & Paul London DVD Menu (2010)
Beat & Vocals used Golden Palominoes - 'Sleepwalk' [This Is How It Feels (1993)]
Not A Hollywood Story
Produced by SouldierBeatz
Additional scratches and blend mix by Mike FuQ
Additional beat & vocal samples used Martin Lawrence - RunTelDat (2002), B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J, & Method Man - 'Hit 'Em High (The Monstars Anthem)' [space Jam Soundtrack (1996)] , Luniz - 'I Got 5 On It' [Operation Stackola (1995)], Jay-Z - 'Dead Presidents [Reasonable Doubt (1996)] , A Tribe Called Quest - 'Check The Rhime' [The Low End Theory (1991)]
5 Minutes of Somethin'
Beat used Queen Latifah - '4 The DJs' [black Reign (1993)]
Vocal excerpts from Straight Edge: The Best of CM Punk Volume 2 (Ring of Honor Wrestling) [vs Steve Corino 'Empire State Showdown (10/25/03) , Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York (1993, 2007)
Miles of Road
Beat used The Verve - 'Bittersweet Symphony' [urban Hymns (1997)]
Contains vocal excerpts from Michael Jordan: To The Max (2000), [WWE] Shawn Michaels: My Journey (2009), [WWE] Shawn Michaels: From The Vault (2003), Chris Jericho via [WWE] Eddie Guerrero: Viva La Raza (2008), Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York (1993,2007)
Perfect to put on the radio just when somebody needs it. You rarely get tracks like this on radio anymore. I'm telling you you got a hit that could do that.
Well, he could do that without the Jamacian deal. Another question to pose, will he do an accent? I hope your right. That makes more sense.
Hmm. I would've thought it was a mixtape of Snoop Dogg vocals to reggae style beats. Somebody should do that anyway to promote this new venture. Maybe he's doing it just to have exclusive access to the glorious ganja that exists in Jamaica?
I can't get used to saying Snoop Liony Lion.
OK thanks guys. That really narrows it down. I had more than I knew what to do with.
OK, I'm "shopping" new deals for myself. I wanted to make my music available for download so people don't have to join the site to do so. Figured soundcloud would be best, for now. But what about albums?
I know upload sites are more cautious and tight nowadays, but I'm wondering where I could upload full albums for people to get as far as being organized goes; be it track by track or unzipping, etc. It would be nice to upload past albums where I used beats like nobody's business. If that options not available, that's ok. Granted the internet makes things a lot easier to share stuff and meet people, perhaps I'm an old school artist at heart and can't help but doing the daily grind in a tangilble way with people. (i just don't do it as often as I'd like to.)
I'm pretty much beyond trying to "make it". But I'd still like to do certain things within the time & energy I have available to do so. And maybe in some crazy way, the "making it" part ends up happening. (but ultimately if I want it to)
I'd got a whole list of sites that would be options to promote music or upload anything of the sort. I probably have some of them already, but what's the best ones that would be the least hassle? (for promotional music use or legit 100% original material)
I haven't heard any of there songs beyond "Everyday People" and "Tennessee". But I got the album just because they have that type of resume I can respect. Thanks for sharing AJ. I've needed some new hip hop.
You had me in 5 seconds. If I ever was channel flipping near BET and saw you, I think I'd stop instantly.
Honestly, I think BET should take a chance on you for diversity. And I don't necessarily mean white race diversity. I mean thought process against "the norm" that I bet they are looking for anyway. Who is gonna be the next group of patsies to do what they, BET wants? Then again, they may not be that bad or that type of company. I'd imagine there will be more to the screening process. I applaud the fact your even making an effort at it. Who knows what the result will be.
Hmm, makes sense. Always wondered how those worked. Thanks.
I liked it. Really cool use of the greens creen. How'd you acquire something like that, because I'm curious how those work in the non Hollywood world?
Pusha needs to make some Ether type of song. Something that would erase this clown from the airways for at least 10 years.
However, Pusha T is not at Nas status. Maybe in just the VA, but not beyond that. (i don't think)I don't know how long or legit it is, but Lil Wayne and his camp (Minaj, Drake, etc.) are what 50 Cent & G-Unit were, then Ja Rule, Ashanit, Inc, etc., Jay-Z and The ROC were in early 2000s. They are quote "the Main Event" of the hip hop scene. They WILL NOT stay there. The Entertainment industry is always desiring fresh faces. Ever artist who possess true talent and is not higher up in the hierachy of hip hop should be in some way "beefing" with Lil Wayne. You want him out, get him out. If not by dissing him, elevating themselves. You say why Lil Wayne is so bad, people will proceed to see why. If you state how good you are, people will wonder why. It's the same idea when people complained about how explicit the likes of NWA, Eminem, 2pac, Prince, Luke, and various Metal rock acts were. People went to see why it was "bad", as opposed to finding what was "good".
Right, it really is a grind, and not everyone can have instant success. I kind of think of it like this, would you rather have an make music until the end of time (their time) or have them make timeless music, timeless classics. And "making it" is all up to the person, but I know what you mean when you say that Turn. There's a lot of things to do with that whole process.
Why do artists have to put out hundreds and hundreds of songs to get a buzz? Why not just put together a quality album and promote that? You said Kel put his heart & soul into his music and stopped putting out? Well why not just continue to promote the songs you did instead of keep making new stuff. That defeats the purpose of the songs being made in the first place.
That is his problem.. He does not have enough output, not even close.. Even tho he has been around for a while, he is in direct competition to people like Skyzoo and Reks and even newer guys like J. Cole. But they put out a lot of stuff, they are always somewhere on Producer Albums, they tour clubs and skateparks around the world and everything.. He will never stand out this way, I think he missed his chance
Not enough output? What are the fans for? SilverTiger was his output. Tim Price was his output. Those kids who he spoke to in schools were his output. Even if Kel never does another thing musically again, he should be (and most likely is) satisfied and fulfilled with all he's done. He's stayed active and has done positive things with his life and in turn made an impact in peoples lives. He helped Will Smith write lyrics. Will Smith. Some people take off with the connections they get, and some don't. Everyone has different levels of success. His resume is impressive. Nowadays, nobody is just music. They are always doing something else.
Exactly. With the way we are talking, hip hop can have a HUGE implosion. Ice T, KRS One, and the like may not be with major labels anymore, but they still have a legion of fans who will follow and vibe to what they say. I hope Ice T does diss all the top talents. It could light a fire under the industry to change a bit. Times are always changing, and I think it's on that verge cuz there needs to be a new sound.
VH1 is supposedly bringing back Pop Up Video Oct 3rd. I think that will be cool. Vh1 still tends to be a respectable music channel moreso than MTV, even though they kinda do the same with the whole reality tv thing. They give an insight into music with documentaries and specials that MTV doesn't.
Ted, if there's any way for you to record your music, you NEED to do it. If you get extra money, get what resources you need to get, and help fulfill that goal.
I've never listened to Ice T's rap before, but I bet that's where Rick Ross got his inspiration from. He just didn't take in all the rules of the game. I wouldn't be surprised.
Damn, he went HAM on them peoples.
I tried to research and I'm still not sure. What in the world, does HAM mean??? is it an acronym or what?
And by the way, look at how the music & time has changed. You guys are taking record execs right? How did Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" come out? Ice T's "Cop Killer", NWA "F* The Police". KRS One, Ice Cube, 2pac.
How is it years ago, Easy-E gets invited tot he White House accidently, and gets hardly any slack from what I've heard. Yet Common went also , and you have the most ignorant statements as if he walked in with an AK47 in both hands and can shoot them one handed? People confuse the heck out of each other, and there is no concrete reasoning because of how things change. There's also another variable eventually thrown in. Some artist get on for bringing something new to the industry, or based on who they know. All being signed does, is make it easier promote music and be exposed. More to answer too, and some artist can handle that pressure and some can't. Being indie, you do it all your own, but not exposed so easy. End of the day, good music is good music. Some artists do sound good, but they can't survive what the industry wants.
But the kids are the ones deciding whats hot and whats whack nowadays and I guess thats why rappers are afraid of releasing something with much content. We have all seen it. Record companies don't want that. They want sales. Pop/rap SELLS.
And this may be mean to say, but "screw the kids". I remember when Eminem was all hot when he came out and kids on the bus that made fun of me, made the remark "He probably listens to Will Smit" (and that's not a typo, he really did say Will Smit). And I actually did, and only got exposed to Eminem when TRL came on. My niece & nephew who lived with me at the time owned what was hot. I owned what I liked. Didn't matter how HOT an artist was, if I liked how their personality talked and I took to it, I got their albums. Maybe one day, I'll finally get Eminem's first couple albums and appreciate them for what I do, not necessarily why everyone else did. I'm not ashamed on like some hits or the underground ish. Or somebody who doesn't even aspire to be a famous artist, but makes a really good song that I like for one reason or another.
The other day, I listened to Jay-Z's The Blueprint (wasn't that a 5 mics albums btw?), and was into it, and I was studying his lyrics and I got upset. Really? He's not saying anything. The titles of the tracks fooled me. Come "Renegade" with Em, Nas was right and Jay really did get murdered on his own ish. And Jay-Z is not a Renegade, based on that chorus. But instead of getting so mad as what Jay-Z doesn't say to appeal to me, why don't I find someone who does, or be my own MC?
Those same "kids" that listen to what's hot at the time, I took Rich Boy's "Throw Some Ds", made it my own (probably owning it better than he did), and they liked it. I've rapped in front of audiences where the age gap was bridge. Exposed them to a style of hip hop that they didn't know existed, but I did thanks to Kweli, Mos Def, The Roots, etc. The same ones who like the punchline or gangsta type rappers, and they themselves rap that way, didn't get on stage to rap like I did when given the chance. The ones I went to school with who also wrote rhymes like I do, would hear me rap or read it and say it was wack or give it half-assed feedback like "at least you know how to use multis" or "you need more punches". But if I rapped like they did, I would get called out for being fake, frontin', just like Ice-T is accusing of Rick Ross and such. I'm to the point right now, where I know exactly who I am as a fan and partaker in hip hop, and music for that matter.
I recall something Rakim said on 'The MC: Why We Do It' DVD. "It's gonna be what THEY want rap to be, not what you want rap to be." That is what it is now, even more ever. Even then, 2pac had to fight for his voice. Biggie had to fight for his voice. Kanye West was supposed to only be a producer. Even non hip hop artists have to get label execs to get out of their own way and take a chance that could prove to be the great success that they are always looking for. And it's not just in music either. Everyone else can lose their mind trying to figure out what sells. I'll just enjoy what I create or find.
Those were a whole load of fun! We should defo bring it back! i remember we had the audio battles as well!
I think when Numero Uno went, things changed. I think we need a fresh category for our music/lyrical collection again. Maybe even name it something different. It'd be nice to keep up with new music from people like we did before, and not have it get bumped down by "the" hot news story of the day.
Lol, you're still alone on that one. lol
He may not be once I listen to it, cuz I may agree with him.
Its a hustler’s ambition, close your eyes listen, see my vision
Mossberg pumpin, shotgun dumpin and drama means nothin
I sold everythin I’ma hustler, I know how to grind
Step on grapes put in water and tell you its wine
The man had his moments. Plus he did prove one thing - he is a Hustler for sure haha. People used to call him stupid, he proved them wrong I'd say.
He's one smart business man, whether you agree with his methods or not.
I was just listening to 50 Cent stuff today. His first few albums is all money, guns, and girls. He breaks away from that formula with each album. When he did Curtis, it was featuring other artists instead of his G-Unit label. I understand 50's not going to blow people away lyrically, most likely because of his educational background, life experiences, and being shot in his jaw or whatever. But for some reason, I still like his music and am curious to check out stuff of his that I haven't. And I'm glad he's going to "make a positive difference" in the world. He's got all the money and backing to do such a thing. Africa being in the position it is, is nothing new. That trip to Africa must of widen his eyes to do something more.
If this were facebook-ish type forum, I would LIKE every comment that came after mine.
"Don't go for the best in the game, go for the best in ya brain/
Cuz ya conscious is responsive, make you sane or insane/" - uhh...Me "Pass The Mic" with Mike Petrow fka Concept. (maybe you've heard of us?
"there have been so many Kids out there making Beats and rapping (and releasing dope ish for free) just for the fun of it, because they know they probably will not end up earning any real money." - Turntable
~ We are the likes of the ones he's talking about.
"If the money all burns, all we got is our words/
and if we can't speak no more, we got what we deserved" - uhh... Me again "Beyond" (if they Armageddon in Hip Hop hit and there was no money in it, who would still be rapping?
I'm not trying to self promote really, but this is what goes on in my psyche that gets transferred to the paper, to the mic, to the cd, to the world. Have people said similar, sure. That's all day, everyday with what's said based on subject matter. It's just a matter of who feels what and how it's said.
On 'The MC: Why We Do It', I remember Will.i.am. Saying that Cash Money and Slick Rick are no different, because of the whole bling-bling. What they rap about is different, but what they wear is not. Rakim, one of the best to touch a pen, paper, and microphone wore thick gold chains. Reap the rewards based on skill. Now it's popularity. I used to, and sometimes still do confuse the heck out of myself on what I'll say, because I don't want to use too simple words, or rap too intelligent and use big words on purpose. Yet, I just listened to 50 Cent today (Get Rich or Die Trying soundtrack), and ENJOYED it. And I've bumped Hieroglyphics Third Eye Vision last week. Diverse human beings listen to diverse things. What sucks about the industry now, is the majority of record labels that exist, are trying to keep existing. They are earnings a living just like us. And they're job is to sell what will sell. And it's too the point where they will only sign artists who are in demand (which makes sense), and who will allow themselves to be molded into what will sell (which also makes sense, but from a self-respect point does not). And this is across the board in certain businesses.
It was refreshing to see Kid Cudi come into hip hop. It was with Kanye when he first came out, and we were dominated by 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Ja Rule, etc. I dare someone to do research of who would be the best rap artist each year, based on mainstream perspective. It has changed. The 2000s is pretty much owned by Jay-Z. Then Lil Wayne a year or two, now Drake. 1996 would be 2pac. 1997=BIG. (but of course there are names they could trade the #1 spot with, but overall that's who it is.). And I bet, BET, that there were probably people writing rhymes thinking they were just as good or better than "hottest rapper" that year, and they didn't have the internet. Do you know how many artists would not exist today if it weren't for the internet??? Granted the net is great and all, but you still have to meet in reality with the people. I think to what LL Cool J did, where he got all labels addressed and sent his tape. And some college dorm kid, who was aspiring to start a label heard his tape. Went thru hundreds but still came back to LL, why?? Because he was amazing and dope, and whatever positive word you can think of, that's why. LL Cool J was one of the top rappers and still got hated on by those on the lower ladder, both signed and unsigned, or even just everyday people for that matter. LL rapped intently about his radio, passionately about the ladies, pissed off and knocking out haters. Artists can be as diverse as they want to be, and so too can those who listen to music.
Us arguing, debating, fighting, or whatever. (it's makes for intriguing discussion and who can hate that?) over who truly is the best is like the divide that exists in race, religion or politics. Thank God it's not as severe and we want to kill each other. I think the debate has gotten tired because we did the same thing 5 years ago. We really need Will Smith because we got nothing better to do. haha. (oh wait, yes we do, make a Forum album.) Remember Common vs Ice Cube? Or 50 Cent vs Kanye West? (2 different styles of music was sitting on the same couch on BET 106 & Park. That's the closest thing to that Grammy unity I can remember) You want to change the tide of where hip hop is? Dave Chappelle had music acts that were current & big like DMX and Busta Rhymes to the lesser popular to the public Talib Kweli, Mos Def, to the once popular now out of circle De La Soul. Just casually present artists to people. You don't have to make it your job, unless you own a radio station or that's your line of work. Nas & 2pac was easy access. Chappelle's show exposed me to Talib Kweli and the like. Tim Price got me curious about Hieroglyphics. This forum got me into talent that has yet to be signed, that may or may not desire to be.
I REALLY REALLY don't think this should be debated anymore. We all know where we stand. In all honesty, my stance compared to when I first joined this forum has changed and/or expanded.
OK, first listen and view; here's what went thru my head. (about K& J's Otis).
I happened to turn on BET one day and leave it there. Coming in at #2 video, the most hyped rap super group ever Jay-Z & Kanye West, "Otis". Before I hear it, I'm intrigued because you don't see song titles with names in them or about people. I recognize it's an Otis Redding sample. But the song is not about Otis, or even referenced to from what I heard. And there's no change up really to the beat. The song is about them, them, them.
Why title the song Otis then? Because you used an Otis sample? Does OTIS mean something? Outstanding Talk In Swag? And just the other day, VH1 had In Living Color on, and PE was the music act. Wow, what a difference the times make. It's not 100%, but the majority feel of the world, or US, is individualism. Everything is so fast, and consider yourself lucky if you last a week, let alone a year. Is there nothing to stand up about anymore? Or do people just choose not too? Or is it so common place and widespread, there isn't focus on any one cause?
As much as I used to detest and hate the way the music industry is, there's a combination of things that make it the way it is. Times will change, they always have. I'm just wondering what state of hip hop will be next? Is there any new creative venture we haven't seen yet? Even something as simple as Amy Winehouse style, opening the door for the likes of Adele, and such to be mainstream accepted. . For Jay-Z, Kanye, Drake, Lil Wayne, etc, do you want to hear how creativity they can get in talking about how successful they are? Does that inspire you to do the same in your life in some way? Maybe that's why people do. I'm sure if roles were reversed, we would get sick of hearing about social standings in hip hop. The mainstream presents a standard in hip hop, and it gets a bad rap from some people (pun intended if it was one, ha), but then you question there viewpoint, give them a cd I made, or Da Brakes, or Talib Kweli, or someone they haven't heard, and that alone can widen the spectrum.
Truth be told, somewhere hip hop lost a unity it once possessed. Or can you tell me that NWA, JJFP, every rap act assembled because they were told to, in relation to the first rap grammy and it not being televised?
Ok, so my Disc 2 (U) of my last hip hop album "Fresh, Understanding, Quality" aka F.U.Q. is done. Completed it a couple days ago. Disc 2 consists of collabs with other artists, well famous/already signed. Tracks with Da Brakes, Mike Petrow, etc, will be part of Disc 1 and/or Disc 3. Once my album done, I intend on checking out all music I've missed from everybody. I just didn't want to peep too much and get conflicted with my own ideas.
- Understanding Intro
- Kenn Starr, Asheru, Talib Kweli – If
- NeYo – Because of You
- 50 Cent - Hustler's Ambition
- John Legend - Ordinary People (Remix)
- Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
- Consequence & SWV – Wifey
- Beyonce – Halo
- Hourcast – Memories & Lies
- Busta Rhymes & DMX – Touch It (Remix)
- Boyz II Men – U Know (remix)
- Toni Braxton – You're Making Me High
- Pearl Jam – Even Flow (redux)
- Lupe Fiasco – I'm Beaming
- Kenny Lattimore – Never Too Busy
- Chris Brown, Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Andre 3000 – Deuces
- Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek & Piakhan – Touch You
This may seem weird to think about, but let's get some expert/fan opinion. What was the deal with Carlton "having a thing" for Lisa. (aka Will's Fiance) What if it was Beulah Lisa Banks?!? hahaha
Beulah Lisa Smith (just wanted to see what it'd look like)
Lisa: "Carlton, can I confide in you?"
Carlton: "I feel it too Lisa"
Lisa: *confused* "Feel what?"
Carlton: *high pitched and embarrassed* "Nevermind"
or "Nice seeing you again Lisa".
Was there something to that? I was randomly wondering that the other day. Or an inside joke behind the scenes? Maybe Carlton felt she could do better than Will, and whose more better than Will then Carlton? Maybe it was after that episode where the girl (Valerie) Will was on a date with, got feelings for Carlton instead and he realized it. Or when Will gave him the Chicktionary, and Carlton got to 'feel the power'. Yes! Yes! Ye-he-he-es! (that always cracked me up)
I have both her albums now. I had 'Back to Black' when it came out. And I got 'Frank' a few days ago. I liked them both. Maybe Frank a bit more becuz it has more variety. She does a song to Nas's "Made You Look" (since it's the same producer she worked with) that's pretty good. I really liked the dubs of the vocals on it.
What Are You Listening To? XXI
in Caught in the Middle
Heard this song on the radio tonight, and came across this version on youtube. What's people think? I can easily hear shades of his dad's flow (like Lost & Found era) on this. Cool song I tihnk.