Friday, September 24, 2010

"The Low End Theory Is Here..."

Its the 19th anniversary of the the Tribe's Sophomore Effort and what a knockout it is. There is so much that has been said about this album, but the best opinion on this album comes from the artists themselves and through the music they released. So chill out to the music cause its vibes and stuff.

Also, stop by Hip Hop Is Read for the sample set Ivan put together and check out The Rap Up for their dedication to Tribe for the day.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Awoken Up on MY Born Day

Another year older and now it dawns on me, time to face the realities of the world and keep striving for success.

John Q's Bornday has come to fruition again for that annual festive time of the year (NO NOT THE HOLIDAY THAT DOES NOT EXIST IN AUGUST)(What That Means, I can't even tell you)

Sorry for that previous outburst, but sometimes a ______ get confused. Can I still join your wack crew?

*50 hangs up the phone (Which Today seems to be which fans have done to Fidy (OHhhh))*

Excuse me, I imagine I  smoking and drinking, I supposed to stop, but what more could you ask from the international.....

Where this is going?? I don't really know (Kinda like the direction of the blog* but wherever it goes you know it is going to be a loophole that makes the Joker ride at six flags seem therapeutic

So buckle up and Time to go out and about and have a throwdown Blaring Some Camp Lo, Tribe, Roy Ayers, & Kool and the Gang, Jamiroquai, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and whatever comes out of the iPod shuffle on The BOOMIN SYSTEM!!!

Happy born day to me indeed!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I Must Be Dreaming...

Got to find some way to get there. For Q, his fav hip hop album being performed in its entirety by the Tribe and Snoop and the reclusive Lauryn Hill...excuse me wah... Ms. Hill coming out to perform there respective classic material. Can't wait for the event to start up!!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Lovely Lady Indeed

Lena Horne (1917-2010)

Relax In Paradise Lena Horne. One of the most talented and beautiful woman to ever grace a movie screen with a voice that matched her beauty!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Above The Clouds

Keith "GURU" Elam 1961 - 2010

RIP AKA Relax In Paradise Guru of Gangstarr. 

Gangstarr will always be sureshot!!!!

*John Q Plays "Above The Clouds" to Begin Consoling Process*

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Tribe Called Quest Rare Musical Goods To Enjoy!!!!

This is my musical easter egg. A lot of unreleased Tribe instrumentals I being fiendin to have over the years and so thought i would pass along from other sources. Enjoy and remember, John Q is always around and will try to  do a super post soon on.... can't say *Masses: Aw man, you ain't got nothin cooked up* OH YEAH, WELL THE SUPER POST IS ON... oh I see what ya tried to do and I just say that these cats i goin to post on may stay focused on a certain subject, but who can flip it better than them.....

A Tribe Called Quest - Rare & Unreleased Instrumentals Vol. 2
01. Excursions
02. Midnight
03. Jazz (We’ve Got)
04. We Can Get Down
05. Youthful Expression
06. Lyrics To Go
07. Rap Promoter
08. The Chase Part II
09. Footprints
10. Vibes And Stuff
11. God Lives Through
12. Description Of A Fool


(Link provided from Rappamelo)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

One of the Illest To Ever Do It...

Fours Years later and it still hurts just as much to find out you had passed on.


Currently Bumping: Fantastic Vol 2.10(Oringinal Fantastic Vol. 2 with remixes, bonus tracks and an instrumental CD) and Donuts!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Love's Knockout King"

1950 - 2010
Rough, but smooth is how most would describe his voice. Good to know he was a someone who always tried to make the best out of horrific situations, so thank you MR. Pendergrass for all the music you provided us and RIP, Teddy!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

"What A Vacation"

I'm back in the place to be and the place to see!!! So about not posting for so long um yeah...I wanted to do a post a week after last post but you just get side track and college and well that's how I can explain me absence the bests *BUT I HAVE A TARDY SLIP, DOES NO ONE RECOGNIZE THESE ANYMORE*

Anyway, I just wanted to spit my two cents over what I seen from coursing the blogsophere and here I go:

1. Happy New Year to all those and to all those a good night
I see I was not the only one to be anxious to get the heck out the 2-Double-0's and start anew and really everybody needs a fresh start from economy to hip-hop, although hip-hop had plenty of quality releases in the past decade to the dismay of detractors. Hope this decade flips the script on the past decade and we finish this year and ultimately decade in a better place than last decade.

2. Lists of 2000's
Everybody and their mamas, mamas mamas, mamas mamas mamas, made a list on just about everything from the past decade. So my list is coming.....nope!!! The thing about making such list is it allows each person or group to say that here is the top ___ of ____ but, in the world we live in today with the blogs, everybody is given a chance to make their own list and soon it becomes too much to read so and so's list, thus overloading everyone and you even miss some quality insight. Besides it's 2010, so lets focus on the better of tomorrow, because everybody has already celebrated the highs and saddening lows of the past.

3. The Direction of this blog
I cannot really answer that question because college is starting to give the challenge that makes you curse yourself for choosing such a major, but you will ultimately forgive if the major helps you land a decent career. So I guess the posting will have to remain sporadic for the near future until things settle down and get married and have a family and reminisce on the old days of constant blogging???!!!! But don't be upset *Says this to anyone who still visits this blog* because when I do drop a post I make sure it can last you for the long haul (*hopes people actually feel like this from my blog*).

So with all that said here are some things to leave you with smooth-like-a-criminal music to move to into the 2K10:

The Roots - Sandwiches EP


Once In A Lifetime
Head Slicer
Spain (ft. Chick Corea)
The Juice of Chicago
Choir Fire
Teen Town
Cant Keep Headphones on Head
Red Toe Nail Bashing
Blinded By The Light (No Douche Here)
Caveman for Dennis Quaid
Wan Cook Soup
Someone Is Late To Dentist Appointment
I Get Lifted
Werewolf Barmitzvah
Like This Anna Torv
Breezin (ft. George Benson)
The Suits
Usher In That Choir


Mos Dej & Robert Glasper Live In Ann Arbor - Tribute to J Dilla


01. Black Radio
02. Fantastic
03. The $
04. Interlude
05. E=MC2
06. Jam
07. Ms. Fat Booty
08. The Look of Love
09. Players
10. Bass Solo
11. Jam
12. Interlude
13. Paint The World
14. Interlude
15. Stakes Is High
16. Fall In Love

DILLA FOREVER ILLA (Link, Tracklist, & Album Cover courtesy of Rappamelo)