I'll recap after each segment. The jury is still out on whether or not Thank Me Later is my sh*t. There's just something about it I can't quite place. Listening to So Far Gone and then transitioning into Thank Me Later it's clear that the sound of it all is very intentionally. He spoke briefly about it... It's just so manufactured it's hard for me to get past that. I never want to feel like I'm being fed by the machine when listening to music. I'll say this though, he's right about his sh*t being real. I've defended him for his honesty and skill with his lyrics. Now lets work on that flow... Who remembers Kanye's immature college dropout delivery?? ME do!
I like having insight to artists because it's always a surprise as to what you will get. Take Jay-Z, I'm not going to get Shawn Carter when he's interviewed. I know that, and people should generally hold that as common knowledge. I get the feeling Drake is much more willing to let Aubrey Graham out. That's refreshing. If the sincerity in your music is shown outside of that medium it's always a good thing.
"and he still got his foot out, guilt trippin" I think that's kind of crazy to have his pops around like that and be so honest regarding their relationship. He's getting more points for that.
All in all the verdict has still yet to be determined. I'm a Drake fan, there's no mulling around that. There are things I'd like to see happen for him as an artist but time will tell. I do respect how he strives to push his limits. It's 1 of the reasons I will hardly knock him for his rhyming content. He does what a 23 year old is expected to do. f*ck it I'm reviewing Thank Me Later officially today/tonight/tomorrow/sometime soon.
Not sure how that title fits this entry at all but it's all good I suppose.
This was interesante if I may say so myself. I don't know, I feel like if these 2 actually engaged in a classic hip hop battle of sorts it would definitely boost attention to the female emcees.
My only thing is this, these 2 are very 'pop' oriented artists and I feel like all of that should be left out of this. This should be about who can rock the mic the best. F*ck everything else. Nicki Minaj is an exciting new talent to some, and Lil Kim was that chick to most at 1 point. I feel like in hip hop anything should go if it's in the spirit of hip hop.
I agree with Jadakiss though in that Lil Kim should stop talking about it and be about it. He didn't say it that way, but he's right. The kids run this sh*t and the kids want to hear some damn music. What do ya'll think??
Today will be more of the same for me, exhaustion on top of what needs to be done and below it. an E-sandwich of sorts. I wish I could have Marley with me (as she throws up at the foot of where I'm sitting...). I'm not even jaded by that disgusting act she's in pain and so am I but the day must go on.
You have to excuse me I'm in a bit of a haze. Had a long gut wrenching conversation last night. I'm not at all upset with how it all went down, I just wish there was a way to impress my views and beliefs onto the other conversationalist. I couldn't and haven't figured it out, well... I thought I did but my ideals were hastily discarded leaving me here.
Maybe I'll get into later I don't know.. I must be getting ready to leave once again I'll be checking back in soon.
Wowoworrrrrd wowowowowowowowooorrrrrrrrdddddd!!!!Indicative of how I’m feeling right now. This night is going to be fun I’m excited to get out of my head and into others’. I’m chill I’m exhausted as sh*t but I got my little nap in.Ehhh it was more like me desperately trying to keep my eyes open to respond to various emails and job apps. Definitely didn’t work, and my efforts were very futile.
Extremely so. The thing that got me about it was I felt 10x’s more sluggish when I finally snapped out of it an hour and a half later. I’m afraid my eyes are going to seal shut tonight lol. I’m yawning like crazy and they burn!These are not details any of you really need to know, but then again what are details any of you REALLY need to know?
This weekend I am going to cross over. My pops is taking my mom’s to New York, and though I am hugely disappointed that I don’t get to accompany them on the trip, I’m looking forward to watching that house for them lol. Guess it’s a tossup??
I had a crazy little realization with Marley being all ‘high and sedated’ today. I HAVE to do better for those around me. Not on some take care of them sh*t but I have to be nurturing with my words and my time. There’s so much craziness that goes on in the world, and no minute is promised. F*ck a day. F*ck a tomorrow too. I started getting so excited for them until I couldn’t anymore.
Just taking it minute by minute. I’ve dead*ss switched moods in less time so I’m good with that prognosis to my diagnosis.
What does Marley have to do with any of that? That’s my f*cking ya’ll know. I guess it was around 3 weeks ago carrying her bloody body pressed against mine back to my car. My thoughts were going everywhere they didn’t need to at the moment. I thought my dog was going to die. Or rather, I feared she could be hurt bad enough to die.
That’s the 2nd time I’ve legitimately felt that way, but this time was different. The 1st time she was choking to death right in front of me due to her chain collar we got for her. I still don’t know how we untangled that thing in time for her to make it, and that was Traumatizing beyond belief. You should see me walk her now.. digressing.
Carrying her like that though (when she was bloody from her car accident) really had me feeling like I was carrying my child or something. That’s what she means to me, and I’d do anything for her diggy?
*Bring it all back*
So my epiphany was this: I’m going to be 1 great Daddy. I’ve had to be around all my dudes with their seeds and just kind of envy what they have quietly. I’m not talking about the glitz of having a child either. I understand it’s a full-time job. It’s the only job I’ve ever ACTUALLY planned out and stayed up late at night thinking about.I’m ready. Like now, right now. Fortunately or unfortunately depending on who you’re talking to I know I’m not in a position to make that happen. I mean there’s no doubt in my mind the day it’s planted I’ll undergo a superhero origins story of sorts and transform in mind and spirit over night.
That’s the way I planned it anyway. Unrealistic yes, so I chill. Still ready, waiting for the day the dollar signs add up with 1 of my true desires.
The cause that’s dead*ss bigger than me, is the 1 my soul longs to keep.
Of course irritation had to set in before I finished what was otherwise a tension free entry. This is good though, it must be some sort of test. I see you big fella’, and I raise you… Jeanius. Yeah I’m betting with music, can’t afford to do it the real way.
Here it comes, more stupid sh*t from people that want you to do them. Why can’t I just do me?? A question I ask myself frequently only to get answer I don’t really respect all that much. Woooooow did I just get told the car was going to do because I was sitting with the passenger seat open? Is that even possible? The keys weren’t in the vehicle… That don’t even sound right yo.
Anyway my 2nd epiphany was that I need to treat people better publicly. I’m an emotional dude. People close to me should know this, that’s how I feel anyway since I do know their little perks and quirks. That makes sense right? I assume those I’ve let in understand this.
Why don’t you understand this?This has truly become a little exhausting in itself lol.