Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One Year Anyversesary
























YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS, IT's A CELEBRATION KNITCHES!!!!!

I cannot believe that I am one year deep into this thing. I would like to thank all those for the continued support and trust me, the best is yet to come (VOTE). THe funny thing about this post is that I comes three days after the first post for this place. Thnik about It? Cool, I actually missed the actual annie-drops-tight-verse day, but it is all good because the weather is still bad (or mad, or sad, or you occasional dad (OOHHH)).

Anywho, all jokes offsides (foul or flag anyone), I am grateful that I got here with a few scars to show for. I would Likes to big ups all the blogs listed on the blogroll for this site and I hope to be in the elite company that withold in their own arena. The past year has been as turblent a year in recent memory with fantastic highs (VOTE, that's all I gots to say on that matter (Look at Hip Hop Is Read for Q's political position, if you must insist) and disparaing lows (Bernie and Black Moses, we always love you forever). I have grown somewhat in mentality for the world and wisdom on what life holds for one.

When I started this blog, I did not really know what the "HEY!" to go with this thing. I guess I had some plan at the start, but I wanted to stick out from the millions(AND MILLIONS (said in the Rock's voice) of blogs in the sphere, but accomplishing that goal was a tall order that few have reached. As I have journeyed in blogging from time to time (Sings: my schedule used to look so good, but real life is so heavy, I don't know, I rather make ceratin days to blog, because then I will be ready, so let's go), I have come to realize that this is for those who are true to it. I mean I could talk all day on just one post from such bloggers as Kev Nottingham, Dart Adams, Max of Hip Hop Isn't Dead, Travis Of WYDU, Smoking Section (Respect Their Fresh) and so many others. These cats, and a couple others, are what you should strive for to earn the coverted "Blogger's Respect", so many people want, but can't obtain.

So where does John Q, and Guy Fawkes (added a team member in year, not bad huh), go from here. Well after the celebration (like I won a championship), I will probably come back to *Gasp* posting on a regular schedule and hitting up the masses with the goods because I heard the bads are not so delightful. So stay tuned for what comes in the future and hopefully, next week, the first suprise in the year two for this place will come in the form a change the whole world can appreciate (VOOOOTTTEEEEE)!!!!
























Somedays, I look to Heavens, beause the Human Realm cannot provide the answers I seek and what I Find Does not shock or suprise me, but fills with a completness unparalled The only question that remains from this is: Will you find the one true thing your heart desires?

*Condolences and Prayers to Jennifer Hudson. May God with you thorugh your time of grief.*

So, peace to the nation, the people that represent, and those
cats that never bug out to the extreme

Yo, If word is bond
then Q is gone

*When They Reminisce, Over You, My God*

Sunday, October 19, 2008

"Random Music Drop - Vol III"

What The "ESP without an N"? Here is a post that is coming from Q at the correct time you see in the post. Call that Sh.. insomonia and keep it moving. *Why you posting so late (said in annoying girl whining voice)* BECAUSE, YOUR UP SO LATE. Go to bed later and maybe I can post earlier(??!!)

Sorry for that last paragraph, the Kool-aid does the body some harm (but the mind some good, go figure (it out)). I have a couple of thangs lined up for this blog. Oh wait, that is not an acceptable excuse for the ab-sense. Well, then take it or.... take it(???!!). But, no time to look back on the past (only look back to learn mistakes of past *STREET KNOWLEDGE*). Let's focus on what lies ahead for us. Oh would you look up at that, seems we are in store *Aren't you at home?* for another installment of the hit post series that is sweeping my blog, Random Music Drop. Seems we are now three feet low and falling into this posting series. So let's jump off the train (and then jump back on), and let's get all up in it....

Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige - I'll Be There For You/You Are All I Need to Get By
HIP HOP LOVE AT IT'S ESSENCE. This song, for me, is what a true embodiment of what the impenatrable bond a man and woman have when the reach the moment in their relationship has no words to describe what keeps them so closely tied to each other *STREET KNOWKEDGE*. Method Man straight method mans all over this joint (yeah, fast foward to next sentence). This 12" contains various remixes to the orginal, gritty, unfiltered version of the song. Know that the Puffy version (some steet elements mix with a touch of pop influence (when Diddy was still understanable (go to his blog or watch him on the tele to see what I mean)) is not the one that got that '95 grammy (trivia, for that a*s). It was the Razor Sharp Mix. Want some more good tidbits about this song? *No Response* Alright then, Method Man only agreed to do this song after being offered a nice car (model slips the mind at the moment). Method Man was all about that gritty, dusted sh*t and it was hard to convince him to go pop. My, have times changed. Mary J. Blige is the perfect choice for this track with a street queen who could bring evoke the passion for the only man she sees fit to carry her life on with. Method Man kicks it on the real about how he wants a girl to hold him down through whateva and vice versa on his part. The Biggie sample from "Me & My B*tch" only emphasizes this point. Where the Heckle is a song on this type of caliber for the 2-Double O and beyond??? Anything thing that is in the same stratosphere of this ong would be acceptable in this point (Heckle, in the same galaxy). Play it for you queen bee and see if she don't get all caught up in it (No, really try it, the results may suprise (or not, TICALLLLLLLL!!!!!)

Slick Rick - Children's Story 12"

BEST BEDTIME STORY EVER!!! With Uncle Ricky finally getting his due from the Hip Hop world (I mean VH1 honors thing (huh, how many people thought VH1 would show up on this place *But You said you love "I Love Money" and cuts record*, Moving along). Slick Rick's importance in hip hop is monumental and for me to get into his whole back story (and tragically unsettling life), I will do this at some other time. But now, let's examine his siganture song (and that's saying something knowing he released the greatest 12" of all time: "The Show"). Children's Story is an fun little story he tells to kids about a young man caught in a bank robbery gone wrong (fun sentence that ends on a down note, call that the career of _____ (insert disappointing rapper's name here)). The production is handled by none other than... The Ruler. I find this a great tidbit about this song. The simple production on this song, with the piano key loop, only emerses one in the children story atmoshpere of this song (Huh, read slowly in realization moment). Children's Story is the epitome of what makes the ruler a uncontested hip hop legend: storytelling. Slick Rick story telling (with his cool british accent) is what made him a standout in an era where everytime you turned on the radio, a classic hip hop song could possibly cruise through your ear drums. Your favorite rapper loves The ruler and has probably sampled his lyrics sometime in their career (Don't front, you know I got you opin). Look, just grab the 12" and HEY YOUNG WORLD, LET's GET CRAZY with RICK THE RULER AND MC RICKY D, RICKY D IN THE PLACE TO BE!!!!!

Little Brother - Whatever You Say 12"
HIP HOP FOR THE BLOGGERS!!! Little Brother may not have the media recognition of say ________ (insert popular rapper name here), but they have all the critical acclaim that that artisit may never attain. See, Little Brother is held in high regard for the quality albums they have released through there careers. Little Brother consist of the 2 MCs, 1 DJ format so many crews have carried (Big Ups to Run DMC), but they stand out because they came out in the 21st-for- the century (Suprised, Huh??!!). The two mcs in the crew are Phonte and Big Pooh and the man who handled production duties for the first two albums, 9th Wonder. I will get into there whole story later on the future, but for now let's delve into what beholds us at this moment. Little Brother hit the scene with their classic (YEAH, I SAID CLASSIC, WHAT WHAT (Nore is entertaining)) debut album, The Listening. One of the best songs from the album was released as a 12" and here we arrive at the moment. Whatever You Say has the backdrop of a love song, but it is really a heads up to those females lusting for the riches ("You make a *Cough* feel sick" - Q-Tip). This song is real nice and the Eric B and Rakim nod thety do at the end only makes this song more enticing. The 12" also contains some good songs they made around the time of their debut such as Light It Up and Altitiudes (Flyin High). Look this 12" is not available anywhere elese on the web (unless you drop the dinero for it), so for that reason alone, you gots to check it. It will will have your head still bobbing, even if their verses don't rhyme, SO ITS WHATEVER!!!

Marvin Gaye - I Want You
FULL, UNADULTERED PLEASURE FOR 38 MINUTES!!! This is as close to intimacy that one artist could reach while still being within bounds *huh*, allow me to elaborate. Marvin Gaye is, argubably, the most influential soul singer of our time. His influence ranges across music genres and people across the world. During the album making process, Marvin's infatuation for a woman was so great, he made an entire album about the bliss they could experience with each other. That woman was Janis Hunter (met her when she was 16), but a little issue about their relationship is..umm...yeah: He was still married to Anna Gordy (Berry Gordy's sister). All I have to say about this is... Welcome to the 70's (No explantion needed, you live the life you chose, kids). Anyway, Getting back to the album, Marvin Gaye first hit upon love with his classic "Let's Get It On" and he would explore the themes from the album fully in "I Want You". *Sidenote: This is one of the best album covers of all time. Ernie Barnes Sugar Shack pic is a perfect embodiment of album's atmosphere. It So good that some cats who rap borrowed it for their own album cover. Too bad their name slips the mind at the moment (SAYS THIS OH SO SARCASTICALLY).* The album kicks off with Marvin yearning for the one his heart desires for. Thorughout, the album, Marvin Gaye journeys into unboundless love that leaves him sastified, amazed, and yet, begging for more of what his significant other can still give into the relationship. This is one of may favorite albums from Marvin Gaye and If you play this album for your Cherie Amor (Yeah, I got so much still in my arsenal) and she gets into it, then you two could get into it and... I will save the rest for that after night special (smiles as he says this)....

So Without Further ado, here is the Random Music Drop Vol. 3

Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige - I'll Be There For You/You Are All I Need to Get By





















1
I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By (Puff Daddy Mix) (5:08)

Remix - Sean "Puffy" Combs
2
I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By (Soul Inside Edit) (4:13)

Remix - Dodge
3
I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By (Soul Inside Instrumental) (5:24)

Remix - Dodge
4
I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By (Keep It Tight Mix) (4:34)

Remix - Dodge
5
I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By (Razor Sharp Mix) (3:53)

Remix - "Prince Rakeem"*
6
I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By (Puff Daddy Instrumental) (5:04)

Remix - Sean "Puffy" Combs

Mediafire Link

Slick Rick - Children's Story 12"























1
Children's Story (4:03)
2
Children's Story (Knock 'Em Out The Box Mix) (4:00)

Remix - Slick Rick
3
Teacher, Teacher (4:09)


Mediafire Link

Little Brother - Whatever You Say 12"












1
Whatever You Say (Clean) (4:09)

Producer - 9th Wonder
2
Whatever You Say (Street) (4:02)

Producer - 9th Wonder
3
Whatever You Say (Instrumental) (3:09)

Producer - 9th Wonder
4
Whatever You Say (Acappella) (3:18)
5

Light It Up (Street) (3:58)

Producer - Nicolay
6

Light It Up (Instrumental) (4:13)

Producer - Nicolay
7
Altitudes (Flyin' High)

Producer - 9th Wonder

Mediafire Link (Courtesy of Lyrics2Go (Thanks John Q *Says Your Welcome in Membrane*))

Marvin Gaye - I Want You

























1
I Want You (Vocal) (4:35)
2
Come Live With Me Angel (6:28)

Co-producer - Hal Davis
3
After The Dance (Instrumental) (4:21)
4
Feel All My Love Inside (3:23)
5
I Wanna Be Where You Are (1:17)
6

I Want You (Intro Jam) (0:20)
7

All The Way Around (3:50)
8

Since I Had You (4:05)
9

Soon I'll Be Loving You Again (3:14)
10
I Want You (1:41)
11
After The Dance (Vocal) (4:40)

Mediafire Link (Courtesy of Bootlegbob's Collection)