#MNR – All in My Bag
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New site, new hunger.
Howdy. How y’all? I know, I know. It’s been a long time. We shouldna left youse. And yeah, I know. Excuses are the tools of the incompetent. So, I’ll just leave all that at the front door, wipe my feet, and step correct. Matter fact, I’ll take my shoes off before I enter. It’s an honor and a privilege to be invited into your cerebral home. I don’t take that lightly.
In the past few blogs, I chose to go the route of single topic blogging. The last blog, after an extended hiatus, dealt with the current state of our nation. The one preceding dealt with the iconic and long-running NYC based Video Music Box, the first music video show exclusively dedicated to hip hop content. You get the picture. But my long-time readers know that many of my blogs are all over the place, seamlessly weaving from topic to topic, genre to genre. Those are my favorites simply because I can cover more ground. We’re going with the latter tonight, so go on ‘head and twist you a left hand, sit back, and enjoy the read. Oh yeah, I left the filters in the receptacle. I’m a talk how I feel, feel me? Bet. Buckle up, fuckers. We finna take off like the Two Face at Six Flags Largo.
Before I talk my shit on all the new industry music that’s out in the streets, I’m gon take a moment to show love to an up and coming artist who I’m certain will be a household name in only a matter of time. Her name is @DaQuashiaS and her song is “Unconditional Love.” “Unconditional Love” is an exceptionally written piece of musical excellence, so smooth and ballad-like that it’s already being sung at weddings. “I showed you my scars and my flaws but you, loved me even more baby. Unconditional love, baby. I showed you my scars and my flaws now you, hold me even closer baby. Unconditional love, baby.” Go buy/stream it now. Y’all know my style. I’m an artist (author) so I support other artists of diverse mediums. Never had Apple Music. Ever. I purchase my material. I’m a put that buck in her pocket. Keep rocking Ms. Lady. Much respect.
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones. #GOAT. Y’all know where I’m headed with this. He did it again. And y’all man Hov tried to hate on his release date (AGAIN, FOR THE FIFTH TIME). Punk motherfluffer. Corny, lame ass nucca. Anyway, I digress. Nas’ new album, Kings Disease, is out and in heavy rotation for any rap aficionado who knows what Rap City was. This isn’t a rap blog so I’m not gon go into full album review mode. But I will share my favorite tracks. “Blue Benz” is classic Nasty material. “Replace Me” is my shit, geared toward the ladies. It features Big Sean and Don Toliver. For the first time in 24 years, the original The Firm lineup of Esco, AZ, Fox Boogie, and yes, CORMEGA are on the same track, titled “Full Circle.” But the album’s showstopper is “The Cure”, a song that transcends the genre and culture. If there were something music related that paralleled the National Film Registry for the Library of Congress, it should be there. The last verse, in my opinion, will be regarded in history as one his signature verses. Shit, it may be his signature verse. Before you step on your own balls in haste to rebuttal my statement, sit down and listen to that verse. That beat. He left planet earth. “Cuban link, QB chain belong in the MOMA…” Off jump, if you don’t even know what the MOMA is, fall back and educate yourself. Listen to that verse. I’m telling y’all. “On some Bridge shit…”
The new LOX album is amazing too. It’s titled Living Off Xperience (hence the acronym) and rocks from front to back. The Darkman X himself made a guest appearance. So did my nucca Jeremih, former People’s Champ. Same lyricism, same grit, same LOX. And that’s why they’re one of my favorite groups ever. They remain consistently consistent.
The Yankees suck and the Knicks didn’t A) even get invited to the fvcking NBA bubble and B) somehow managed to underachieve in the Draft Lottery (again), receiving the eighth pick even though we had the sixth best chance at the top pick. So basically --- don’t ask me shit about sports until at least week six of the NFL season. #FlyEaglesFly
My prayers are with the parents who will again double as employees and educators this school year, as many districts throughout the nation (namely EPSD) have chosen to go completely virtual to begin the 2020-2021 school year because of COVID. My prayers also go out to the students and educators who are actively or about to begin in-class instruction this week as well. Stay safe, y’all.
We’re going to leave politics out of this one. Thank you.
I need my programs to resume shooting and come on with my new seasons. I only have a few programs, but I’m dedicated. I’m currently fiending (in order) for Snowfall, American Horror Story, and Stranger Things. I’ve watched the damn ID Channel and everything on YouTube related to unsolved mystery type crimes. I need some fresh (fictional) content. The real world is very dark.
That’s all for now. I’m not gon talk y’all to death. But prepare for a steady amount of content in weeks and months to come. And we’ve got some new merch on the way too. So, get your coins together to cop you, your lady, and your baby some Unbearables apparel. It’s my time y’all.