News for October 2010
“I looked at the brutha said ‘Damn, what’s next?’”
@paulocoelho: When life hits you hard, don’t complain. Cry out loud, curse, but don’t complain. You are not a victim.
It’s happened again, the wheel of life has taken a spin and it’s all ruffled up again. Just when things were starting to feel ‘normal,’ even ‘perfect,’ life comes around and kicks you in the ass and says “yo, don’t forget to hustle.” Strangely enough, I feel crazy sexy cool. I guess I’ve realized that I’ve been in a similar boat before. If I got myself out last night, I sure as hell can do it this time… and again the next time… and the next time after that…
I don’t know why but this makes me think of Regulators, but… Mount up!
where rhythm is life, and life is rhythm.
Flashback Mondays: TLC x Phife Dog – Intro-lude
Crazy, Sexy, Cool, 1994 | Producer: Jermaine Dupri
A lint is a shell’s best friend.
“One time I looked at a diamond, and it gave me a sunburn.”
“Some people say my head is too big compared to my body, and I say, ‘Compared to what?!’”
haha. Props to E-dawg for sharing this.
Now Playing: Ski Beatz x Nesby Phips – Blue and Green
#nowplaying: Slum Village – Thelonius
“Like if a 12 gauge shottie shell hit your body”
“I’m ’bout to let my mind float
Get your third eye poked
Fuck game, I assemble dope…”
“I’m raw dude, more juice than Sunkiss..
You want this, so MJ kept sayin the rhyme flawless
Shit fly like MJ in his prime, “Off The Wall” wit mines
I’m grabbin my balls when I rhyme, nine nines bustin plus
Ball all the time, now stay on your mind like great sex
You aint on my mind I’m thinkin ’bout paychecks!” (haaaa)
This beat has been in my head all week, so I had to post this. I should just change my blog to iheartdilla.com. Ahh well, what can I say? His music speaks to me! “Let the music put a smile on your face“
Flashback Mondays: Sa-Ra ft. Talib Kweli – Feel the Bass
The Hollywood Recordings, 2007 | Producer: Om’Mas Keith
#nowplaying: J. Cole – Who Dat
“Now I’m a menace. God as my witness, with this pen I’m insane, yup
Hungry like the n*gga who ain’t got the taste of fame yet
Clown told me “ain’t you roc? well? where the fuck yo chain at?”
Guess it’s somethin like your girl, n*gga it aint came yet
The man make the chain, chain dont make the man
how many n*ggas do we know with hella ice but yet they lame
the cloth from which we came me and them is not the same
Like we all headed to spain, they took the boat I took the plane, dang”
Thankful: conscious of benefit received (Merriam-Webster).
You know who you are:
I don’t need a day like Thanksgiving to remind me what I am thankful for. I am thankful for all of you everyday. What I am the most thankful for at the moment though, is how rich my life is, because of you (you = all y’all). I definitely benefit from your existence in my world. So, thank you for being you. It has changed my life for the better :] xoxo
Flashback Mondays: The Delfonics – Hey Love
Tell Me This Is a Dream, 1972.
justeezy’s top 5 rotation 10.10.10
p.s. Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians!
Now Playing: V (Valvin Roane) – Best Friend
Props to the homie krispi for sharing this. We randomly met V one night in NY and discovered that he was(/is?) a back-up singer for Jill Scott. Glad to see you pumpin your own music V, the world needs to hear more of your voice!
Now Playing: Amanda Diva – Manchild
(Produced by Ski Beatz.)
You may have heard of Amandia Diva from MTV2.. or the Hip-Hip Nation Show a la SIRIUS… or as the replacement for “the Floacist” of Floetry… or as the chick on tip’s ManWomanBoogie track. Regardless where she has been (African-American studies, Columbia University) or what she has been doing (publishing her book of poetry), you gotta know that Amanda Diva is all things fresh. Download her latest EP, Spandex, Rhymes, & Soul here.
“the city is both changeless and changing”
Exerpts from E.B. White’s Here is New York (1949). NY, I feel you in my
There are three new yorks: the New York of commuters, of natives, and of settlers.
“Of these three trembling cities the greatest is the last — the city of final destination, the city that is a goal. It is this third city that accounts for New York’s high-strung disposition, its poetical deportment, its dedication to the arts, and its incomparable achievements. Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.”
“The strangers of Manhattan are to a large extent strangers who have pulled up stakes somewhere and come to town, seeking sanctuary or fulfillment or some greater or lesser grail. The capacity to make such dubious gifts is a mysterious quality of New York. It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfill him, depending on a good deal of luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.”
“The city is always full of young worshipful beginners — young actors, young aspiring poets, ballerinas, painters, reporters, singers — each depending on his own brand of tonic to stay alive, each with his own stable of giants.”
“The city is uncomfortable and inconvenient; but New Yorkers temperamentally do not crave comfort and convenience — if they did they would live elsewhere.”
“The collision and the intermingling of these millions of foreign-born people representing so many races and creeds make New York a permanent exhibit of the phenomenon of the world. The citizens of New York are tolerant not only from disposition but from necessity. The city has to be tolerant, otherwise it would explode in a radioactive cloud of hate and rancor and bigotry.”
“A single flight of planes no bigger than a wedge of geese can quickly end this island fantasy, burn the towers, crumble the bridges, turn the underground passages into lethal chambers, cremate the millions. The intimation of mortality is part of New York.”
Harvest moon + jupiter | 09.23.10
Riding down this hill in the mornings gimme that pep!
humanistic shapes in nature
cute villains, campus illin.
…and then the rest came.
RRU parking lot and lagoon.
Cool/trippy sky tints.