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talk about how the caliber has lowered… in modern day “hip-hop” — if that’s what you wanna call it, the demand for has stooped to an all-time low… and I just saw an all-time great show. NaS, you were right… “Hip-hop IS Dead.”

“I’M. SO. APPALLED.”

Last night I attended the Method Man & Redman show at the O2 Institute (Birmingham) and witnessed the art of true emceeing. I now have a top 5 list of top live acts/performers — and I think it’ll be clear who’s #1 after you read this.

I love the odd photo/video here and there, right. so, imagine the only bad thing about the whole night was a good thing. despite struggling to get my phone out, I got to feel the craziest energy I’ve ever set foot in; and quite frankly, I’m glad I couldn’t get my phone out. that bounce going on was disgusting; heads everywhere just rocking. after that, I don’t eeeeuuver wanna hear somebody say that older folks are “too old to party,” because they shut it. Only two cuts into the set and the room was up in some next inferno. so, why I wore my Nike ACG Gore-Tex Performance shell jacket and a Nike Tech Fleece hoodie underneath that? Pshhh, slap me silly. I done told Jake that it was going to take The Throne’s (Jay Z & Kanye West) place on my Top 5. I knew I was in for a treat fortunate to receive.

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THE ENEEERGYYYY

Meth & Reggie are both in their forties and STILL rocked a stage like that. even danced, too — and in immaculate sync. I don’t know if they’re “yin & yang,” “yin & yin,” or “yang & yang” — but whatever it is they are, they’re a duo that’s one of a kind and one that I personally feel the world will never get again, though years time may beg to differ. the fact Meth was apparently ill for four days and gave it his all ANYWAY, which, honestly I couldn’t tell you that I could tell — most that was different and evident was the extra rasp (and even that made it sound better). this might have been the first time I’ve been to a concert where rappers turned up on time. they just didn’t play around. they gave “110” from start to finish; all energy — money’s worth was gotten. they even interacted heavily with and touched the fans. then you got Redman sold his CDs like it was bootleg, haha. they stuck around though and thought nothing of it. real and truly humble human beings, yet on stage they seemed like superheroes (Method Man doing the HHH water spit at the start was the best). Method Man even bussed couple line of patois, “rudebwoy come to di front ah di stage,” “wha gwan!?”

Hip-Hop & Comedy duo genius delivered from the two. PLUS… I got to see some of my favourite cuts: “Ice Cream,” “Method Man,” “Do You Really (Thang Thang),” Shimmy Shimmy Ya,” “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin’ To Fuck Wit,” “C.R.E.A.M.,” and of course, “Da Rockwilder.”

… and people love to say there’s no such thing as a “10/10…?” HAAAA! LA, LA, LA, LA, LA-LA, LA, LAAAAAAAGH! You missed out. You done ufffed up.

but what’s to now say that the culture is dead nowadays? man, I don’t know — not to focus on the negative — but you got fat motherfuckers like Rick Ross who can’t even end a show courteously.

a thing such as the above reminds me and makes me again reflect on the mentalities of people today in comparison to the OGs. the work ethic and respect definitely isn’t the same. suuuure… you might take a glance at Meth & Red and think they’re some grungy guys — but they still got morals and came to give the people what we turned up for. the craft was shown; the level of showmanship was there to see crystal clear. there’s a reason why these guys can still kick a show like that at their age and why they’re so respected. but, albethat… I don’t think a lot people really know, though — hence their asses ain’t attend, mehn… perhaps they didn’t ever watch Backstage, like I did back in early 2014.

the art of hip-hop is long gone… and I see now exactly why “old ‘heads” get mad, because it’s a lack of respect that’s in the air, and people would rather bow down and kneel to pure crapness. the most amazing part is, a show like what I witnessed gives you so much to respect that you can’t not. it’s so easy for anybody to come in the game now and “shoot two videos; spit two lyrics,” like Skepta said. and it’s because of that I believe is why these rappers don’t care. there’s no pure work put in. basketball, football, rap and wrestling are three things that just aren’t the same now. sure, shit evolved — but without the same quality? keep it. I don’t want it. there’s no hating involved or to be spoken of, and I probably sound like that Uncle who talks about “back in my day,” but… it’s just that it’s clear the caliber we’ve seen in the past is no mo. put some RESPEK on the game. thank you artists of all age, who care about and cater your best efforts to your supporters.

shiiihd.

 

i.m.m & t.m.k. // CLASSIC UK CUTS

Felt like really paying homage to GREAT British music, by curating a selection of what I know to be incrediheavyble songs. These are some classics to me, personally — in my mind and to my knowledge (blatanobvious hint: that’s what the abbreevz are for).

I got you [covered] with classics from many eras of music. Although, I’d love to go back more decades and study the fore sounds. Feeling very urged.

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Why the F*** ain’t they F****N’…

put the short film out first, then the EP?

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I listened to the [TWENTY88] EP when it dropped 12 days ago, right. Honestly, I wasn’t feeling it as a whole. When I found out they were releasing it, I was like “OH, MAN.” on a double-edged. One side of me was thinking this could be the heaviest collaboration in a gooood while. Other side of me thought it could go terribly wrong. Post-listening, I’m happy to say it was met somewhere in the middle, though I felt as though it could have been pushed further artistically, exceeding what fell short and lacked the full go-for, since I know that they have potential and that their divine chemistry checks in all boxes. With each of their musical prowesses combined, I know for a fact they could have reached higher heights because the caption idea alone for this work was phenomenal. So yeah, it just would have been nice for them both to have that to their names and on their belts. It’s a shame, because this film made me actually appreciate the music.

I hope they don’t drop any music videos for TWENTY88 after this unless it’s going to be of the upppperest standartierchelonevelmountain — you can’t butcher greatness like this. Hats off to the director specifically for this visual [it] was capitable (don’t know what that is except it’s a new word from me and sounds serious and praising sharp excellence, lol) — the concept of the EP all makes sense and was put into wonderful contex~perspective (another one) by the film itself, which encapsulated the music with such ease.

dating?

Yeah. Basically a side note and something that I personally wanna know. Is Sean & Jhené fuggin’? I know, “friends…” “acting” and all that — much added that Jhené is supposedly married as well — but c’mon, Sean.

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Those sex scenes, too!? (Sorry to spoil there). MESSAGE [to all]: Don’t ever try fool me.

Anyhoe… enjoy the film! The end kinda creeped me out? I’m beginning to believe that some of these artists (Janelle Monae’s ArchAndroid LP, Snoop Dogg’s “California Rolls” music video) might be onto something and holding knowledge that many of us don’t know… though it ain’t exactly rocket — no pun intended — “if you know, you know?” And thank fizzuck that Vevo posted this (I weren’t about to fall for the TIDAL wave, get hooked and pay £20-suttum — sorry Jigga… not like you ain’t got mo money than me, rich nigga).

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GROOVYVYBZ

this is a strong entry for best song I’ve ever heard.

while outside looks depressing on this Easter & Bank Holiday Monday and Spring is supposed to have commenced now, THE SUMMER IS BACK, thanks to this.

Goodness!

easy song of the year, baby. EASY. this just floweth thrizzu.

cyan yuh seh, “PULL. UP. Pooowl UUUGHP!”

if you catch me grinning from ear-to-ear… and possibly off the axis of my face — it’ll probably be to this song 😁😁😁 as I genuinely can’t recall the last time I loved a song this much {at this point I modified the post and had listened to it about 10 times [+ counting] in the past few hours — it’s dat damn decent}. can’t stop playing this & dancing N smiling to it.

an Anderson .Paak feature is going to be like goldworth in the next few months. no competition, but Chris Brown gon’ have to watch before he get washed out by him. battle of the Breezys has begun.

p.s. if an Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, Goldlink & Kendrick Lamar collaboration is on the way then I don’t know if I’ll be needing to experience heaven anymore (forgive me, please Lord). .Paak is Mayfield smoo’ anytime he feel like showing that.

this [be] theat modern electrizzac slide. yes, LORD!