Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Mirror Mirror

That moment when you come across a video where the person is saying exactly how you feel and how you would say it (irl).  Universe.  Much appreciated.


The family death I spoke of the other week... the funeral was today.  It has been a DAY.  On top of some other shit.  Don't mind me.  I'm on a roller coaster of emotions.  Grieving being one of them...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Time Warp...1974: The Love We Share is the Greatest of Them All | Tom Brock

Circa 1974. 
When it hits.... Say Hello.  


Say Hello sample by. Jay-Z

...and Take Off: Le$ announces Store Grand Opening and New Tape #DIOS

via IG: @diosbrand

"Want it?  You gotta go and get it..."- Dreamin/Le$

For those who follow Le$, you're very familiar with the collaborative DIOS (Did it Ourselves) brand from he and JorgeyFilms (and how quickly it sells out).  Not only does the third collection drop this Friday on line, but you have a chance to physically cop as it's the DIOS store grand opening.  To make it a double whammy for celebration, Le$ is dropping a new tape.  

He's one of the few artists whose releases I look forward to every time.  Show love.  Get fresh and cop the tape.  Black Friday.  4114 Fannin. Houston Tx, 77004.  

Oh .. what's the store hours?  Read the fine print on the door. LOL.  Trust me... it's worth the zoom on the pic

While you're here.. check out this Norman Connors flip 

***UPDATE:  The store opening was pushed back to 11/29.  By the looks of the pics and vids, it was a success!  #DIOS out now!

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Mood: Slow | Tilla

  Such a beautiful tune complemented with a lullaby like soothe and magnetic trance.
Mentally tonight, I'm in the photo above.   
...and this is on repeat.


Saturday, November 21, 2020

85 South Comedy Show Episode: Curren$y in the Trap!

 ...somebody wanna try to support you bro, like, you gotta give em somethin to fck with.  

Otherwise, you just beggin...

Triple triple O.G. Spitta stopped by the booming 85 South Comedy Show this week for a chat full of gems, laughs, and rare stories.  Catch a flight to how he started smoking, stayed consistent with independent hustles, how C-Murder would take him to school, the recording of 'How Fly' and more below!

Friday, November 20, 2020

You Want Custom Furniture ha? Juvie got you ha

"Remaining a G, until the moment you expire..."

New Orleans legend, Juvenile, has yet another successful venture under his belt.  This time.. it's custom furniture.  Juve dipped into his creative bag a little further during Covid and came out a Carpenter.  Juve's interest in building things began when he was a kid as his step-father is a Carpenter.  This venture started from simply looking at a picture and thinking "I can do that".  Tap in to his interview with Rolling Stone.  It's a pretty interesting read.

In the meantime, peruse MADEBYJUVIE.COM and check out his latest craftsmanship items for sale.  Don't forget to show love and hashtag #madebyjuvie.  U undastand?

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Mask On...

via AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

"It's a cold winter...ya'll n..... betta bundle up!"- Leslie Pridgen

We are now in 4th quarter of the extremely weird, yet statement, year of 2020.  Coupled with a raging ongoing pandemic and entering Flu season.  I know countless are having cabin fever and in dire need for social and physical interaction.  Especially, those who are used to being on the scene.  Add in seasonal depression.  What else gives!?

Ignoring it will not make it go away.  Corona- COVID-19 is real.  I've experienced illness and deaths of loved ones (including loved ones who lost loved ones) this year and most recently, a death in my family last week.  While that one was not Corona related, it hit just the same... HARD.. and influenced this post.  

Take care of yourselves.  Wear a mask, have sanitizer on deck, stay meditated and prayed up, and whatever else to make sure you maintain a physical and mental balance.  Not only are you doing this for yourselves, but you're doing it for the people you love.  It's hard for all of us in one way or another.  Don't make it harder for others.  Health is wealth.  Every day you breath, you have another chance to get it right.  Do better be better.  Stay safe.  Mask ON.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Time Warp...1978: Freeway Song | Vicki Sue Robinson

Circa 1978. 
In addition to this being a remarkable track... 
If you're a sincere Roc-a-Fella fan, there's a double treat for you.


Free sample by. Freeway

I Am Dame Dash sample by. Dame Dash x Cam'ron x Jim Jones

Personal Post :: I'm back baby.. possibly? maybe?

When the sun goes down... 
it's the magic hour...

I can't believe it's been a full two years plus since I've blogged.  There was a noticeable break prior to.  {Reference - The Struggle :: How work and life interfered with my blogging...}
I was 29 when I wrote that.  My how time flies...

I could say that work stress is responsible for my separation from blogging.  There is no doubt that it played a significant part of sucking the soul out of me to have no desire to look at another computer screen when I clocked out.  However, that wouldn't be completely accurate...  

Honestly though, what did Monica Wright say to Quincy McCall?  Simply put... it just wasn't fun anymore.  The blogging world changed right in front of my eyes.  It transformed to less about the writing into more emphasis on click baits and most times.. lackluster content.  Just to get some traffic.  Old folks'll tell you not to play in traffic.

I, also, found myself disinterested often in what the masses seemed to care about or excessively discuss rather.  The constant gender bickering, $200 dates, fly outs, and so so many other things were like trying to swallow a napkin.  Respectfully, it's not my lane and I just didn't care about those things.  Then again... when have I ever?

There are still amazing sites out there.  Shout out to them!!  Nevertheless, for the sake of what feeling I'm attempting to convey, Molly Lambert said it best.

Pour all of this in a pot and wtf do you got?  Bye bye.  A graceful bow out.  Grand opening.  Grand closing.  It was a great run.  Sayonara.  You get the gist.

I'm here today, contrary to what you may be thinking, not because of COVID cabin fever.  The yearning and undeniably increased thought of "I miss doing Time Warp Tuesdays and Pod Post Thursdays" led me here.  Sharing deep cut amazing music with the masses.  Posting things of interest in general .. connecting with folks.  I miss that.  A sample I came across this evening set off a wildfire within me that I just couldn't ignore.   This was the only way to put it out.   

To all the people who have contacted me over the years with old posts reminiscing or blatantly stating they miss my blogging, I APPRECIATE YOU.

This is for Me.. You... US.