Monday, October 26, 2009
YESSIRR!!! THIS BEEF IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE ONE OF THE ALL TIME GREATS!. HAYSTAK, A LOCAL RAPPER FROM TENNESSEE( WHICH I RESIDE IN)HAS STARTED A WAR WITH EMINEM(A.K.A. THE RAPPER WHO GOT TEABAGGED)AND HIS GROUP D12. RECENTLY STAK HAD GOTTEN MY HOMEY BRABO GATOR(1/2 OF THE GROUP TOP DOLLAR),WHO IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAST ON THE MIC, TO DO A DISS TRACK TITLED "FUCK D12". www.myspace.com/haystak OR www.youtube.com TO LISTEN TO IT. THIS HAS TO BE THE FUNNIEST AND MOST IN YOUR FACE DISS TRACK PUT OUT IN A LONG TIME!! THE FUED HAD ALREADY BEGAN BUT NOW WORLD WAR 3 IS ABOUT TO GET STARTED! BRABO AND STAK BOTH HAVE BEEN IN THE GAME FOR A MINUTE,AND JUST BECAUSE EMINEM HAS HAD SUCCESS,FUCK D12 AND ALL THEIR WEAK ASS RAPPERS!! FUCK DETROIT!!!! CASHVILLE STAND UP!!!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I watched it over, and over, and over again. Honestly, it is the only part of the awards I watched. I have been thinking since 7 a.m., WHAT IF IT WERE THE OTHER WAY AROUND? BEYONCE WINS, AND EMINEM STORMS THE STAGE TO SAY THAT TAYLOR SWIFT SHOULD HAVE WON.
I think everyone, well MIDDLE AMERICA, would've giggled, gotten over it, and probably argued Taylor Swift's case. Awards, and especially award shows don't really make that much sense to me. The only thing I saw wrong was the means by which Mr. West went about it. His award show antics/tirades are expected at this point, but he actually TOOK the mic. I'm sorry, but that is HILARIOUS!!!
I think he had an opinion. MTV further validated his opinion by awarding Beyonce with video of the year, later in the evening. Which speaks to the award show BS, how can it not be FEMALE video of the year if it is the video of the year?
OH WELL, in the words of the late great 2pac "LIFE GOES ON"
-I still listen to 808s
-I think Beyonce had a better video
-I still think our local paper drops the ball and is far too opinionated for the sake of journalism
-and I still don't watch TV, because advertisement is at a higher quality standard than the actual program.
with that, I DIGRESS
"Don't lose what you got trying to get what you want."
-Don't really remember where it came from, but I ended up saying it on a record and it's relevant.
I don't want to preach. This isn't so much a soap-box to stand on as it is "therapeutic". Perhaps it even keeps me from losing myself in the midst of all of this. Maybe I'm not where so many feel I deserve to be because I'm too conscious. Either way I can't pretend to care. The things of the world that I can't control or change are not in my mind at this point. Everybody loves to be appreciated. Everyone loves to be recognized. What happens when that doesn't go far enough for the human ego? (Rhetorical)
Intentionally, this is probably the most random thing I've ever written in my life. I should say that I have an open mind, and I have recommitted to getting in to good shape. (In case you haven't noticed I'M A HUMAN BEING).
I talk about "grinding" because the period of my life that saw a change for the better came right after I was stuck in a mode of doing whatever for my money only to spend it on clothes, clubs, and anything to make it seem like I was doing more than I was. I rap from that perspective, understanding that this is what the hood does to you. No matter how far I go, I can't pretend to forget having a couple of thousand dollars cash and feeling like I had made it or I was rich. Some might argue that rapping about drug-dealing, fornication, or blowing your money is plaguing society. I happen to look at it from a different angle. I think its expression grounded in awareness. Such an awareness that's not always present when you're in the middle of it. Consequence is often preceded by choice, however options are often few and far between where I come from. Now or never is the mentality that sometimes pushes people over the edge. Having come from that, my career is fueled by the opposite. Maybe I could rap from an enlightened stance (and lose the majority) and tell everybody to invest efficiently, take care of your people, and live a healthy lifestyle. However, i'd much rather lead by example and exercise my freedom of expression. I started something with a dollar and a dream, so can anyone else. Regardless of what I'm saying, somebody's listening (and reading right now) and I think that's the name of the game.