Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Announcement'"























The-day's post is brought you by the good people over at boredom INC. I am still trying deciding on how to proceed (Should I go Random Music Drops of Album Reveiws), bare with me like a long summer day that you will miss in the fall (or switch sentence around with other seasons because who does not like a Madlib (Game and Producer, Stank you very much).

So, here is my open invitiation to those who are interested in guest blogging for a period of time (hopefully you keep it from slipping). If you, or friend, want to jump into the foray that is Lyrics to Go write to PO Box ABC-It's-As-Easy-As-123 or...... you could send an email or leave a comment and I see what I can do for you.

I got some things in the works-like-clock, so continued paitence is needed before I shall, PROCEED and continue to give you what entertains you (you would think).

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's Perserverance keeps on

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Woke Up Early On My Born Day, Vol. 2"
















Yes, The Borrowed Quote from Nas means it is that time of the year!!!

John Q's Bornday has come to fruition (What That Means, I can't even tell you)

This means that being *Age withheld for security Purposes and plus Bloggin' can get crazy* means fast appraoching maturity, RIGHT??!!!

To hecks with that, Time to go out and about and have a throwdown Blaring Some Camp Lo, Tribe, Roy Ayers, & Kool and the Gang Out The BOOMIN SYSTEM!!!

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's Perserverance keeps on

Thursday, July 9, 2009

"Random Music Drop Vol. IV"

I should be more consistent with the blogging such as basically all the other blogs I visit everyday, but with the whole writers block of thinking of ideas to keep cats coming back thing just left me waiting for the right time to strike like a touchdown???!!!!

Anywho. I know teh last paragraph is not even enough sentences to be considered as such but for one ot mention that would mean i actually gave a damn about such a thing while blogging. *John talks over issue with Q*
Q: John, you do care about such things
John: How dyou know
Q: Let's call it a blogger's intution
Unidentified Blogger: HOW CAN JOHN AND Q CONVERSE AT WITH ONE ANOTHER
John and Q: Simple, it all started with a orange basketball, and...um.... *Handles Blogger's Question while stating* RESPECT THE DROP!!!!!!!!

Whew!!! If you got past that bullysh*t excuse I had for not posting, then let's move on. Today's we bringing back the Random Music Drop series because Demand has bee high (Let's see if anyone catches the Comcast refernece). So are you ready because it's about to get "Vocal sample: FUNKY" And When I say funky, I mean I walk with the funk, I talk with the funk
I eat with the funk, I sleep with the funk, I live for the funk, I'll di...did I mention
I'll sleep with the funk (Be stay protected (Thanks Drake for the PSA))????!!!!

Onyx - Shiftee 12"
LOW, DOWN, GRITTY, & GRIMEY!!!! Remember when Onyx was one of the primer players in the Rap game. They came tih the whole "We mad as Heck and they WE HAD IT UP TO HERE (John still does know where "Here" is)"
Attitude. Of course they are more well known as group for the classic song "Slam," but let's focus attetntion on some good tracks released as single's from their first album, since this is the Random Music Drop, and I have a zeal for blogger professionalism. The shiftee song is a good example of what the whole crew was about. This song is also known for the ending which would be sampled by Black Moon on title track of thier classic debut album "Enta Da Stage". Onyx also intrigued me for it seemed they are more well known for Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingers and their respective acting careers for more than anything. Come to think of if, what young urbam teen was not watching Moesha in the late 90s. Awww the late 90s', not quite like the early 90's or the 2-Double O, but you know what the hecks you be right???!!!

Bahamadia - Uknowhowwedu 12"
WHEN IT'S BUMPING IN THE JEEP!!! Speaking of the late 90s.....I don't know where Q wants to go with that sentence so turn to page 5 if you want him to recollect his day or turn page 19 to continue this post. So my day went....progressing on in the post (John Q turned to both pages (evil laughter ensue)), Bahamadia is known for being the female Guru (of Gangstarr fame, of course (AND NO DO NOT BRING UP SOLAR)) with the whole monotone voice (Does not hurt she was down with the GangStart Foundation). She could spit just as well as Guru and so she released Uknowhowwedu in '96 and it got some play (of course it, everything got play back in those days). I also liked how well the track instrumental fit Bahamadia. In fact, the instrumental was produced byDJ Red Handed, and none other than Ski of Camp Lo fame (Seriously, one of these days you are going to take my claim as being one of the more notable producers of the 90s seriously). The track just introduce cats to what Bahamadia was about with her whole Philly vibe. Huh, you know listening to the track it would be fitting to her the Legendary Roots Crew spit a "1-2, 1-2" to the instrumental since they collaborate on Illadelph Halflife (Classic, for the cats who know how they do (Pun gets inten-tion).

The Pharcyde - Passin Me By 12"
FATLIP'S LAST VERSE!!!! That proceeding sentence seems to be all that needs to be said about this song. It is pretty ironic that such a crew that brought a comedic and left-of-field approach to the rap game (like a little less De La Crew from the West) most well known song is pretty depressing, but what can you do as that is the rap game for you (It is sad how true that statement is). I could go into the backstory of the crew or discuss there ups and downs in the rap industry, but save that for the Supa Post (John: Alright, Q, I will). So this song is the attention of this portion of the post and what a great song it is from their classic debut, Bizzare Ride II The Pharcyde. All tracks "In Pete Rock Voice: Rock The House" and all the MCs and producer, J-Swift, came comedically correct (if there is such a term) on the album, and particulary on this song. With the sample of The Jimmy Hendrix Expericence "Are You Experienced" (What you think I just listen to rap, I also can kick "Rock," "Jazz" and "Classical") you knew you were in for something very different. While all the MCs on the track give th track it's justice, Fatlip steals the show with the last verse (A verse that got a Source quoatable of the month might I add, I THIMK (Big Up to Vincent for all the Source Drops)) . His verse hits so close to home, that I just roll over to the other side of the bed???? The B-Side "Pork" is pretty entertaining, but you can tell they were BSing, but check out the 12", and travel to the Pharcyde (Tell the crew I said "What's Up, Fatlip and Crew??!!" when you get there).

Junior M.A.F.I.A. - Gettin Money (Remix) 12"
GET MONEEEEYYY!!! The weird thing about Hip-Hop is how if you are a fan of the backpackers, this means that you can't like the commerical sh*t or else you will be called a sell-out faster than Mic Geronimo's apporach to his second album. Well, this is one of the reason for the dysfunctional family that Hip-Hop is to at present day, yet someone diss hip hop and you gots each others backs!! This preceeding diatribe (John Q is using that Webster (You had to watch one episode) Dictionary) is my explanation for bumping this song. In fact, I bumped this song as much as "Player's Anthem" and could give a damn what some one says becasue
I am recognizing that the voice inside my head, Is urging me to be myself but never follow someone else, Because opinions are like voices, We all have a different kind (cosign @ Q-Tip). This song, and group for a matter of fact, also seemed as extension of Biggie just bragging about the excess of life once you start bring in the dough. Junior M.A.F.I.A. 's did have some gems but was just not strong enough to carry weight as being an extension of "Ready To Die" as AZ's "Doe or Die" helps add to the greatness of "Illmatic" (Oh, Yeah, Another Reason: Illmatic > Ready To Die!!! Any issue to that statement can be lefting a comment addressed to 1234 Hoep John Gives a Damn Drive Anytown, Earth PO Box.....).

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
THE GREATEST TO EVER DO IT!!!! As Random as this Music Drop was, I could not conclude this post without paying my respects to Michael Jackson. I feel that there really are no words that can do justice to fully encapuslate the greatness of his music catalog, so I see it as fitting that his music as a solo artist and with his brothers in the Jackson 5 can do justice to providing a proper perspective on his career. Also, as much a people joke about his troubled upbringing and tragic early death, the internet nearly crashes when news of his death spreads and radios across the world play his music for what it seems like 25/8 each day. Go's to show that you don't know what you got till it's gone. Out of all the albums Michael Jackson made, his Off The Wall album always grabbed my attention more. Yes, I know Thriller is the better album, but I could get downs and boogie more with Off The Wall. Maybe it is because it have me favorite Michael Jackson song = Rock With You. The album is just musically tight and full of lush harmonies and funky rhythms from the Groovy "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" To the Late night Jam of the album's title tack "Off The Wall". Off The Wall set the groundwork for which Thriller with fly into the Stratosphere from. Musically, he never topped Off The Wall and I compare those two albums to the Debate I have over the Tribe. I know That "The Low End Theory" is the Better album, But I enjoy "Midnight Marauders" more. But really, trying to choose better Off The Wall and Thriller is like trying to pick amongst favorite child, you love all the same and see them as perfect. Michael, you gave the world gifts that will last forever and I hope you truly find peace in life after death. God Bless Those That Have Come To Pass!!!

Onyx - Shiftee 12"























1
Shifftee (Radio Mix) (3:27)
2
Shifftee (Shytizon Remix) (3:28)
3
Shifftee (Spikinspan Remix) (3:28)
4
Shifftee (Acapella) (2:32)
5

Shifftee (Instrumental) (3:26)
6
Shifftee (Instrumental Remix) (3:28)
7
Bichasniguz (LP Mix) (3:54)
8
Bichasniguz (Instrumental) (3:54)

Mediafire Link


Bahamadia - Uknowhowwedu 12"























1
Uknowhowwedu (Album Version) (3:35)
2
Uknowhowwedu (Radio Version) (3:34)
3
Uknowhowwedu (Instrumental) (3:41)
4
Uknowhowwedu (Acappella) (3:35)
5
True Honey Buns (Dat Freak Sh*t) (Album Version) (3:42)
6
True Honey Buns (Dat Freak Sh*t) (Radio Version) (3:42)
7
True Honey Buns (Dat Freak Sh*t) (Instrumental) (3:40)

Mediafire Link

The Pharcyde - Passin Me By 12"























1
Passin' Me By (Video Remix) (5:02)
2
Passin' Me By (Video Instrumental) (5:02)
3
Passin' Me (Acapella) (4:40)
4
Pork (OG Version) (6:03)
5
Pork (Cosby Edit) (6:01)
6
Pork (Instrumental) (4:22)

Mediafire Link

Junior M.A.F.I.A. - Gettin Money (Remix) 12"




















1
Gettin' Money (The Get Money Remix) (Radio Edit) (3:59)
2
Gettin' Money (The Get Money Remix) (Dirty Version) (4:09)
3
Get Money (Original Version) (4:34)
4
White Chalk (Original Version) (4:40)
5
White Chalk (Dirty Version) (4:40)
6
Get Money (Original Instrumental) (4:34)

Mediafire Link

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall























1
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (6:02)
2
Rock With You (3:38)
3
Working Day And Night (5:12)
4
Get On The Floor (4:44)
5
Off The Wall (4:04)
6
Girlfriend (3:04)
7
She's Out Of My Life (3:36)
8
I Can't Help It (4:27)
9
It's The Falling In Love (3:45)
10
Burn This Disco Out (3:38)

Two Links in this Case:

Wikipedia Link (Learn More about The Album)

&

Amazon Link (For the Love of Goodness, Buying the Album is one form of Paying Respects)

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

Yo, If the Right
Hope, You get to the Light

and RIP to Steve "AIR" McNair. Him and Eddie George were the role models I found that young African-Amerincans could folllow from.