Monday, April 27, 2009

Evolution of the unCOOL KID!

2 parts on one side, 3 on the other, 1 on top, blame it on MC Hammer

In high school I went through my awkward phase. 9th grade I was 5'7, real skinny, twisted afro. Teeth weren't straight. Not jacked up tho. I had a smile like Marion Jones lol, still do. My gear was ASS. I was quiet. I played football not for the sport but so people would know who I am. Didn't work. Was the president of the Young Black Scholars, vice president of the Student Success Group, 2nd Lieutenant in the Army JROTC (lol)and still no one knew my name til I braided the fro and joined the track team and the ladies saw ya boy in some tights lmao. Still wasn't cool, just became the skinny kid who was packing. After high school, I got more serious about working out. Part of it was me not wanting to be a skinny adult and the other part was that I had joined the army. I spent all my money on clothes and vinyl records. I built a nice shoe collection. I only bought the phat farms classics and air force ones lol. I started wearing alot of tall tees and accessories. Bought every color wrist band and durag. Then when college came, I started to get some chin hairs lol. I had my hair put in comb twist. I did alot of shopping from a good paying job I had. I got my fashion sense from music videos and magazines like most people in the hood but I didn't buy trends. I buy shit I can wear for years but doesn't look dated. Then when I was a partner in a clothing line, I studied lines more. I found my individual niche. I buy some what off shit and make it work. I don't just buy clothes just cuz. I buy shit that I can make look good. I'm thinking out a new clothing line. When that gets rolling and I start touring with this mixtape, I'll be the freshest thing walking


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Life Is Like A Movie: NOTORIOUS (bad boy with a good heart)

I recently did what every rapper should've done and that was sit and watch the Biggie biopic, NOTORIOUS. It was good and I could really relate. Here is why...

His relationship with his mom is like the one I had with mine. He was in the streets but she had no idea. If you ask my mom. I'm just her lil smart ass son. The people who know me know whats. They know what I did to put food on the table, pay rent, bills, clothes on my sons back, etc.

Another factor is we are both rappers of the storytelling variety. There is a beginning, middle and end in my songs. I gets busy when I put pen to pad.

The main comparison tho are the women in his and my life. His first baby momma is like my daughters mom. We dated young, lost touch and had a kid as adults. I get caught up doing this music shit and time flies by between our visits. She'll understand what this is all about when she gets older.

My version of Faith Evans is my first born sons mom. I keep fucking her over and saying sorry and doing it again. In my movie she doesn't sing tho...and she's not light skin lol. My son looks like me in the same way biggie's son looks like him.

My version also has the Lil Kim. The girl from the hood that Biggie relates to. She does music like me. I remember hearing something Lil Kim being pregnant by B.I.G. and losing/aboring the baby. Same deal on my end.

Hopefully my story ends better and history doesn't repeat itself

Monday, April 13, 2009


I'm watching footage of shows I've done last year, taking notes on what needs to change. Here are some things that I've learned
-I need to buy my own cordless mics
-I need to not yell on the mic the whole time, I get short of breath at times. Should try rapping closer to my regular voice but still loud
-Need to get a hype man cuz sounds would sound better with some1 hype on the adlibs and to communicate with on stage
-I move my hands alot but not my body enough, gotta get more live on stage
-Need to practice songs more, especially if its been awhile. I miss a word here and there. Get some time in at a rehearsal studio
-More crowd participation
-Get some performance mixes with the Hooks on the beat and adlibs too

I treat this footage like pro teams that watch the last game to see what's wrong and get the team better. I'm still the shit on stage but with these improvements....OH EMM GEE!