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Buss da GEMS

you know it’s a quality interview when Westwood isn’t asking questions and lets a guy such as Bussa Buss drop insights, knowledge, stories all from his own personal experience & observation.

i’m glad that Busta touched on the gap between the beginning of hip-hop and where it’s gotten to now; its current juncture. it’s important that guys like Buss are around “to remind,” like he said and spoke of Q-Tip and the other “gatekeepers” of the culture.

P.S. Busta Rhymes i.m.o, is definitely one of the greatest rappers in hip-hop to touch it. nothing but respect for an OG such as him, 25 years in; with it being such a blessing to have him still relevant and willing to contribute to what’s going on; feeling discontent with what he’s done for the ting thus far. and if his next album is really what he’s cracking it up to be, then i’m supe-r-eady to hear what he threw in the cauldron.

what was going on with Westwood’s hand, though?

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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!

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Classic Black Grape nah Fruit Punch

I feel like, out of the whole Grime scene, only Kano could do this like this — and so well. Purely because I feel like, for the past 10 years +, he’s been the one embodying what it is to be British and proud of it. Whilst you be tuned into culture globally, may you never stray from what yours is.

The energy last night at the O2 Institute in Brum when “3 Wheel-Ups” and “GarageSkankFREESTYLE” dropped was different by the way. I missed, like, the first 10/15 mins of the show — including the start of Flow of the Year” 😠 — according to JayKae, lol! Was all cool, though. Just pissed if I missed “Nite Nite” really.

🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

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You’re probably “inches away”… Keep going.

This one definitely shows the difference between one who wants it and one who just can’t not have it.

Big up Inky. That’s a story and a half that’ll live on.

Thank you.

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Phew-whew!

Well, “the plan was…” to post a couple throwback tunes. So, I go onto YouTube to search for Katy B—as I did hours ago also—and ended up on a fairly recent jazzoint.

Now, this all stemmed from me trying to remember an instrumental — that would end up being “Rhythm & Gash” — as I know that Benga sampled it on Katy’s 2010 single, “Katy On A Mission…” during that time period of me trying to suss it out, I thought I’d revisit an old track to pass time (“Broken Record”). But yeah, after that, I see a thumbnail for her latest release and collaboration with Craig David and Major Lazer; and of course with me not being active on social media anymore and not subscribed to her channel (I need to get my subscription game up TIGHT, nay snobbery). Alright, so, I’m listening to the song, and… I won’t say it was DREADFUL as such – but Craig David and Katy B could’ve been something waaaaaaaay better; and that artist combination sounds like a dream to me. Anyway – fast forward; I stumble upon THIS:

Thank goodness the Katy I know is still there. Lord knows it’d hurt me to see the artist who held a vast part of riddim within the collection of sonics that my life once was [back in late 2010/early 2011] be lost, yana.

But yeah. Here. Have this beauty of a record anyway. If you ain’t heard it, then I guess I’m the one breaking it to you – and prou~gladly so.

Enjai!