Tuesday, July 26, 2011

MIC CHECK!

I AM A STUDENT OF LIFE. LIFE IS MY SPORT, AND MY BRAIN IS THE PLAYIN FIELD. I AM AN ARTIST, I EXPRESS MYSELF THRU MUSIC BY WAY OF BARS OVER HARD INSTRUMENTALS. LATELY IV BEEN FEELIN LIKE AFRIKA BAMBAATA, SEARCHIN FOR THE PERFECT BEAT. SOMETIMES THESE THOUGHTS TRANSCEND A SONG FORMA!T. THEN I REALIZED, SOMETIMES THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO LYRICS, IS ACAPELLA. NO DISTRACTIONS, JUS WORDS. NO CATCHY HOOK TO COMPENSATE FOR SUBPAR VERSES, LESS ROOM FOR ERROR, HIT OR MISS. A CHALLENGE TO SAY IN THE LEAST, BUT I MUST SAY DAT I FEEL RATHER COMFORTABLE. NO PRESSURE AT ALL. SO WATS A SOUNDTRACK WITH NO MUSIC? A NARRATION, A VOICE-OVER. COMMENTARY DATLL BRING AN ADDED CLARITY TO WAT UR WITNESSIN URSELF. YOUR WELCOME.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

JUDGE DREAD

IM FEELIN LIKE A HARD-WORKIN MAN WHO CANT GET A LOAN BECAUSE OF HIS BAD CREDIT HISTORY. IM FEELIN LIKE A REHABILITATED FELON WHO'S DEFENSE DOESNT MATTER BECAUSE OF HIS RAP SHEET. SO I POSE A SERIES OF QWESTIONS, IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE? AND IF SO, WHEN? WHEN DOES A MAN STOP BEIN JUDGED BY HIS PAST?
MANY PEOPLE ABIDE BY THE AGE-OLD MANTRA "ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME". THEN WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO JUDGE EACH UTHA? THATS THE POT CALLIN THE KETTLE BLACK. SOME EVEN HAVE IT PERMANENTLY WRITTEN ON THEIR SKIN AS A CONSTANT REMINDER. ITS A GESTURE MORE COMMONLY SEEN AMONGST THOSE CONSIDERED "OUTCASTS", OR THOSE WIT A MORE CHALLENGING PAST WE'LL SAY.
THEY SAY GOD IS COMING SOON, JUDGEMENT DAY IS UPON US. THE DAY WHEN THE WORLD ENDS, AND GOD TAKES ALL THE RIGHTEOUS WIT HIM TO HEAVEN. WHO DOES HE WANT TO TAKE WITH HIM? EVERYONE! UNFORTUNATELY, DAT WILL NOT BE THE CASE, EVEN GOD KNOWS DAT. HE KNEW LUCIFER WAS GONNA TURN ON HIM BEFORE HE DID, SAME STORY WITH JUDAS, BUT HE DIDNT PREVENT IT. WHY? BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE CHOICE, WITH DIS CHOICE SHOULD BE COUPLED WIT EFFORT, WHICH IS THE CATALYST TO AN AMELIORATE CHARACTER.
U KNO Y WE ALL WONT MAKE IT TO HEAVEN? BECAUSE MANY DONT PUT THE EFFORT FORWARD. WE ARE IN A PROBATIONARY PERIOD WHERE WE HAVE TO MAKE OURSELVES RIGHT BEFORE THE END COMMENCES. HERES THE LOOP, JUDEGMENT
IS COMING ANYWAY. U FOLLOW? GOD IS COMIN AT THE RIGHT TIME, WHEN HE KNOWS THOSE WHO WILL CHANGE, WILL CHANGE. THOSE HE KNOWS DAT WILL REMAIN THE SAME, WELL, WE KNO THEIR FATE.
THIS ISNT A LESSON ON THE APOCALYPSE, THIS IS A DISSECTION ON THE CONCEPT OF JUDGMENT. AS AN ADULT, I AM HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR MY ACTIONS. THE LEAST I CAN DO IS OWN UP TO THEM AND ADMIT MY WRONGS. IV DONE THINGS IN THE PAST DAT HAS AFFECTED MY PRESENT. IT DOESNT MEAN IM THE SAME PERSON I ONCE WAS, IT MEANS IV MADE MISTAKES. I HAVE A SIDE OF ME I HOPE NO ONE BECOMES FAMILIAR WIT. IF I TOLD U, U WOULDNT BELIEVE ITS THE SAME PERSON. IV HURT LOVED ONES AND HAVE HAD MY WHOLE CHARACTER IN QWESTION BECAUSE OF IT. BUT GOD IS GOOD, AND IM FINALLY AT PEACE. I HAVE A LOVING EAR AT HOME WHO HEARS ME OUT WHEN I NEED HER TO, BUT DIS WAS SUMPTIN I WAS COMPELLED TO SHARE. LOVE IS LOVE. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE IS IRRATIONAL. EVEN IF THERES SOMEONE U DONT CARE FOR MUCH TAKIN DAT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, DONT HOLD THE POLAROID OF TRANSGRESSION OVER THEIR HEAD, ENCOURAGE DEM & PRAY DAT THEYVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR JOURNEY. AND IF THEYVE MADE IT, CONGRATULATE EM & PRAY THEY STAY THERE.

Friday, March 26, 2010

5 OUT OF 5

SO I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GENERALIZATION. IF THERE'S ANYTHING DAT RUBS ME THE WRONG WAY, IN THE WORST WAY, IT WOULD BE TO BE INCLUDED IN A NUMBER I HAVE NO INTEREST IN BEIN PART OF. IF ITS ONE THING I HOLD OF HIGH VALUE, IT WOULD BE MY INDIVIDUALITY. DIS IS A PRINCIPLE WHICH I RESPECT AND FEEL I DESERVE THE SAME IN RETURN. WE HAVE MANY STEREOTYPES WE CAN REFER TO, BUT IN DIS CASE LET'S KEEP IT GENDER CENTRIC. LET'S GET A LIL MORE SPECIFIC. WOMEN THINK ALL MEN ARE DOGS. ITS ALMOST A FACT ACCORDING TO THOSE WHO FEEL THAT WAY, THERE'S ALMOST NO CHANCE OF CONVINCIN UTHAWISE. USUALLY ITS THE SCORN WOMAN, OR THE DAUGHTER, SISTER, OR BEST FRIEND OF WOMAN SCORN, WHO ONLY KNOWS OF THE BAD EXPERIENCES THEIR PREDECESSORS HAVE BROUGHT TO THEIR ATTENTION. WHAT MAKES IT FACTUAL? WHY AM I A DOG CUZ THE GUYS UV BEEN INVOLVED WIT DOGGED U OUT? "ALL MEN ARE DOGS", DIS IS A THEORY. A THEORY CAN BE IN SHORT DEFINED AS A CONTEMPLATION, OR SPECULATION. AND "EDUCATED GUESS" IF U WILL. NOW, IT IS NOT CONSIDERED A FACT UNTIL THE THEORY IS TESTED AND DEEMED CONSISTENT. SO HERE'S WHERE I'm GETTIN AT. DO GUYS CHEAT? SURE, JUST AS MUCH AS WOMEN. WHO DOES IT MORE? I COULDN'T ANSWER DAT. NOW, WAT MAKES A WOMAN CONFIDENTLY SAY "ALLLL MEN CHEAT"? COULD IT BE THE UNDENIABLE CONSISTENCY? WAT IF I ASKED 5 WOMEN IF THEY CHEATED, AND ALL 5 SAID YES? DATll MAKE MY THEORY 100% ACCURATE. I CAN THEN CONFIDENTLY CONCUR, DAT ALL WOMEN CHEAT. WHY? BECAUSE MY STUDY PROVES ME RIGHT. NOW, EVEN WITH DAT TANGIBLE EVIDENCE, IS IT FAIR TO GENERALIZE ALLLL WOMEN?? I'm SURE NOT ALL DO, BUT 5 OUT OF 5 DO! IS IT FAIR LADIES?? TALK TO ME!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

BX BOYZ

HERE'S A BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM DEM BRONX BOYZ, RIGHTFULLY TITLED "BX BOYZ"...REMINISCENT OF HIP-HOP IN IT'S GOLDEN YEARS, THIS RECORD SERVES AS SOMEWHAT OF AN INTRODUCTION OF WHAT THIS SUPER TRIO DELIVERS EVERY TIME UP, YOU BE THE JUDGE!

Monday, February 15, 2010

U.S. DOLLAR WHO??

NOW WE ALL HAVE BEEN MAKIN IT THRU DIS RECESSION. SURVIVAL SKILLS HAVE BEEN KICKIN IN FOR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE U.S. I NEVA BELIEVED THE HYPE, BUT HEY, IT'S WAT THE GOVERNMENT TOLD US AFTER ALL, RIGHT? (SARCASTIC TONE).WITH ALL THE DISCOUNTS AND GREAT DEALS WE'VE BEEN GETTIN AT STORES DUE TO IT, THE WAIVERS GRANTED TO US LEGALLY TO STRETCH THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR, NEVER WOULD I HAD EVERY THOUGHT, WE'D REPEAT THE GREAT DEPRESSION ALL OVER AGAIN! "BUDDAH, WHAT THE HELL R U TALKIN BOUT?" U MAY BE THINKIN TO URSELF LOL ..ILL TELL YOU WAT IM THINKIN! DID YALL KNO DAT BROOKLYN IS ABOUT TO START PRINTIN ITS VERY OWN CURRENCY? ITS CALLED "THE BROOKLYN TORCH"...CRAZY THING IS, IT WONT BE THE FIRST U.S. CITY TO BE PRINTIN & USIN ITS OWN CURRENCY! IN ITHACA, NEW YORK, THEY HAVE "THE ITHACA HOUR" WHICH HAS BEEN IN PLAY FOR ABOUT 10 YRS NOW, BUT MORE RECENTLY, THE "DETROIT SCRIP" OR "DETROIT CHEER" WHICH HAS BEEN IN MOTION CIRCA APRIL OF 2009...SOUTHBEND, INDIANA IS ALSO SET TO PRINT THEIR OWN LEGAL TENDER. THE BROOKLYN TORCH IS YET TO BE PRINTED, BUT WILL START CIRCULATION IN THE NORTHERN PART OF BROOKLYN INITIALLY. ACCORDIN TO STUDIES, DIS OLD TRICK ACTUALLY HELPS IMPROVE LOCAL COMMERCE BY ENCOURAGIN RESIDENTS TO BUY LOCALLY, HEREGO RAISIN THE LOCAL ECONOMY. HERES THE CRAZY PART, ITS COMPLETELY LEGAL! IRS STILL GET THEIR CUT OFF 'EM! LOL. LOOK IT UP!!! I KID U NOT!! NE WAYZ, ALL IM SAYIN IS, YA'LL HAD BIGGIE, , PAC WAS BORN THERE, AND SO WAS MICHAEL JORDAN..YLL GOT JAY-Z, NEW MOVIE COMIN OUT CALLED "BROOKLYN'S FINEST", NOW YALL GETTIN UR OWN MONEY MADE?! CMONNN BK!! CAN THE BRONX ROCK? BETTER YET, YALL FORGOT YALL PART OF NYC? SON, CMON SON! HEY, I AINT MAD THO, BK ALL DAY! for more info on the Brooklyn torch, visit brooklyntorch.org
the "Detroit Scrip" or "Cheer" the "Ithaca Hour"

Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010...HERE WE COME!

WELL FOLKS, WE ARE AT THE DAWN OF A NEW YEAR. LET ME SAY THIS, I AM NOT ONE TO BURN BRIDGES, BUT ILL LEAVE U AT BAY IF NECESSARY. IN '09 I MET A WHOLE BUNCHA NEW PEOPLE..BAD? GOOD? WHO AM I TO JUDGE, I CAN ONLY DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE SIGNIFICANT AND INSIGNIFICANT ONES. ONES WHO BEEN AROUND AND DIDN'T LEAVE A LASTIN IMPRESSION, NOT EVEN A BAD ONE, NONE AT ALL..ITS NOT CUZ I DIDN'T LET U, ITS CUZ U FAILED TO DO SO. I STILL LOVE U, AND PRAY FOR GOD TO BLESS U IN ABUNDANCE DIS NEW YEAR! PERHAPS U WEREN'T PART OF GODS PLAN FOR ME, OR MAYBE U WERE, BUT OUR TIME TO CROSS HASN'T COME AS YET..LORD KNOWS! AS FOR THOSE WHO BEEN ROCKIN WIT ME, THANK YOU! THANX FOR THE LAUGHS, THE COMMENTS ON PHOTOS AND STATUS UPDATES, THE CONSTANT AND MUCH NEEDED ENCOURAGEMENT IN DIS SHADY INDUSTRY, THANX FOR ALL UR POSITIVE ENERGY, ALL THE LOVE N SUPPORT, AND OF COURSE, THANX FOR LISTENIN! I LOVE ALL YALL, AND HOPE DAT U STAND BY ME THROUGH THE YEARS TO COME..GOD BLESS!
MUCH MUCH LOVE,
O. MELENDEZ AKA YA BOY BUDDAH AKA BUDDY MYLEZZZ MENGG!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FEAR OR RACISM??

AS I HOP INA CAB TO GO HOME, THE DRIVER ASKS ME "YOU CALL FOR TAXI?" WITH A SPANISH ACCENT. I THEN RESPOND AND ANSWER HIM IN SPANISH. I ALSO TAKE THE LIBERTY OF TELLING HIM WHERE IM GOIN, JUST TO REASSURE HIM THAT I WAS THE ONE THAT CALLED. YOU SEE, I HAD JUST LEFT THE PROJECTS. HE THEN TELLS ME, HOW HE THOUGHT IT WAS THIS OTHER "MORENO" (SPANISH SLANG FOR DARK-SKINNED PERSON) HE HAD SEEN AT THE CORNER. I CHUCKLED. HE THEN PROCEEDED TO TELL ME HOW RELIEVED HE WAS WHEN HE HEARD ME SPEAK SPANISH. HE ASKED ME OF MY NATIONALITY, I TOLD EM HONDURAN. HE SAID, "GARIFUNA?"(GOOGLE IT), I SAID YES. I ASKED HIM, YOU KNOW ANY PERSONALLY? HE ANSWERED IN SPANISH AND SAID "YES, I HAVE MANY HONDURAN GARIFUNA FRIENDS". I SAID COOL. HE THEN TOLD ME, HE TELLS ALL HIS GARIFUNA FRIENDS TO SPEAK SPANISH WHEN THEY TAKE A CAB, I ASKED WHY. HE SAID, SO THE DRIVER WILL KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT AFRICAN-AMERICAN. NOW AT THIS POINT, IM THINKIN TO MYSELF, I KNOW WHY THESE CAB DRIVERS ARE SCARED TO PICK-UP YOUNG BLACK MEN, BUT I WANNA PICK HIS BRAIN, HEAR IT FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH. SO I ENGAGE IN JUST ENOUGH CONVERSATION TO KEEP HIM GOIN, SEEKIN AFFIRMATION TO THIS UNSPOKEN TRUTH. HE THEN ELABORATES AND TELLS ME, EVERYTIME A CAB DRIVER IS ROBBED OR MURDERED, ITS USUALLY A BLACK PERSON WHO DID IT. HE THEN SAID, HONDURANS R HARD WORKERS, JAMAICANS R HARD WORKERS, DOMINICANS R HARD WORKERS, BUT AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE NOT. THEY WILL KILL YOU OVER $100."I GOT KIDS, A FAMILY AT HOME, ALL THAT IS WORTH $80 TO U?". "THEY'RE UP TO NO GOOD, THEY DONT WORK, THEY ROB, KILL, AND THEY DONT BATHE". THAT OF COURSE IS A STEREOTYPE AND GENERALIZATION. ALL THE WHILE IM LISTENIN, NOT UPSET, BECAUSE GOD WINKS AT IGNORANCE, AND I REFUSE TO EVER LET IT GET THE BEST OF ME. JESUS SAID "FORGIVE THEM LORD, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO". I SAID THE SAME PRAYER TO MYSELF AT THAT MOMENT. I PRAYED FOR AN OPEN EAR, AN OPEN HEART, AND A CALM SPIRIT. I THEN TOLD HIM, YEA I HAVE HARD TIME STOPPIN CABS AT TIMES, BUT I CANT BLAME THEM, THEY DONT KNO THE GOOD ONES FROM THE BAD ONES. STILL SUCKS THO, CUZ I WALK AROUND BEARIN A REP DAT ISNT MINE. A BAD ONE AT DAT! HE THEN TOLD ME THERE ARE BAD PEOPLE EVERYWHERE, ROBBERS KILLERS, BUT HERE IN THE U.S ITS MORE DISTINGUISHED AMONGST THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS. I POSED THIS QWESTION ON MY TWITTER, AND GOT SOME GOOD RESPONSES, BUT WAT I MOSTLY GOT WAS "IGNORANCE, AND DAS RACIST". BUT I SAT IN AND HEARD THIS GUY'S PERSPECTIVE. NOT JUSTIFYING HIS BELIEF, MORESO RATIONALIZING. UNDERSTANDING ITS ORIGIN. WE FEAR WAT WE DONT UNDERSTAND, BUT HOW MANY OF US GO THE EXTRA MILE AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND IT? NOT MUCH, WE JUS AVOID IT. RIGHT? IF YOU HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH SOMEONE OR SOMEWHERE, WOULDNT U KEEP AWAY FROM IT? ISNT THAT THING TAGGED AS NEGATIVE FOR THE REST OF UR LIFE? ITS NOT RIGHT DAT THESE CAB DRIVERS CAN DRIVE RIGHT PAST US AND ACT AS IF THEY DIDNT SEE US FLAGGIN EM DOWN. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THEY THINK WE'RE GONNA INFLICT HARM ON THEM. I CAN TELL YOU A BUNCH OF INCIDENCES, BUT IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO THIS. WAS DIS BRUTHA BEIN RACIST? OR WAS HE JUST SPEAKING OUT OF FEAR? CAN U BLAME HIM? IF NOT HIM, THEN WHO? **HERE'S AN LIL VIDEO I GOT FROM THE CONVO..ITS IN SPANISH SO IF YOU DONT SPEAK IT, FIND U A TRANSLATOR LOL..I WASNT GON POST IT, BUT HIS IDENTITY REMAINS ANONYMOUS SO I FIGURED THERE WOULD BE NO HARM DONE TO HIS CHARACTER..
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Rapping With The Stars *Freestyle & Remix Collection**


HERE'S THE DOWNLOAD LINK http://limelinx.com/files/f96edb0f369a31dcc23ddfeb028b0ba6
IF YOU HAVENT DOWNLOADED DIS ONE, WHAT R U WAITIN FOR?!?! DIS IS A BANGIN COLLECTION OF MY HOTTEST FREESTYLES AND REMIXES TO DATE!! WHETHER IM KILLIN DUDES ON THEIR OWN BEATS, OR JUS SPITTIN FIYAH ALONGSIDE SOME OF UR FAVORITE ARTISTS, BESIDES BUDDY MYLEZ OF COURSE, LOL, THIS ONES A MUST-HAVE!!31 JOINTS, TOO MUCH FOR A CD, JUS ENUFF FOR YA IPOD N MP3 PLAYERS!! SO MAKE SURE U DOWNLOAD DIS ONE, N UNDERSTAND JUS HOW GOOD I AM AT WHAT I DO, IN CASE IM YET TO IMPRESS YOU! WHICH IM SURE I HAVE IF YOU GOT MY PREVIOUS "MR. POPULAR" MIXTAPE...BUT CHEA!! DOWNLOAD, N ENJOY!!! "THE BUDDY MLEZ EXPERIENCE VRSN 1.0" ON ITS WAY!! STAY TUNED, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, STAY BLESSED!! MYLEZ MENG!! DOWNLOAD LINK: http://limelinx.com/files/f96edb0f369a31dcc23ddfeb028b0ba6

Monday, August 31, 2009

Mr. Popular: Director's Cut


HERES THE DOWNLOAD LINK http://limelinx.com/files/cbf2907c345fe717f85e30ad7d683fc7

WELL ITS BEEN BOUT 3 WEEKS SINCE I RELEASED MY LATEST WORK "MR. POPULAR". IM PROUD OF EVERY WORK I PUT OUT, AND I GET EXCITED EVERY TIME OUT. IM WELL OVER 300 DOWNLOADS, AND HAVE RECEIVED NUTHIN BUT POSITIVE FEEDBACK ON IT. DIS BLOG ENTRY IS JUS TO GIVE U SOME INSIGHT BEHIND THE PROJECT AND MY THOUGHTS ON EVERY TRACK. (I GOT THE MIXTAPE PLAYIN AS I TYPE) SO ROCK WITCHA BOY!!
  • THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME - AS YOU ALL KNO, IM QUITE THE SOCIALITE. I TRY LEAVING AN IMPRESSION ON EVERYONE I MEET, AND EVERYWHERE IV BEEN. I KNO PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, AND I HAVE NO PROBLEM RELATING TO THEM, IN THE SAME WIND, IV LEARNED HOW TO APPEAL TO DIFFERENT CROWDS AS AN ARTIST. SO I DID DIS MIXTAPE WITH ONE OBJECTIV, "EVERYONE NEEDS TO LIKE DIS" I WANTED TO HEAR ALL MY SUPPORTERS TELL ME DIFF FAVORITES, AND THUS FAR, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
  • THE TRACK-LIST -
    1. OK YOU'RE RIGHT - A FREESTYLE OVER 50 CENT'S SONG, JUST FLIPPED DIS ONE AND MADE IT MY OWN. NOT MUCH TO IT LOL. 2. FLYER THAN FLY - DIS TRACK WAS PRODUCED BY MY HOMEY FROST. I HEARD DIS BEAT IN THE LAB, N JUS KNEW I HAD TO SHOW MY ASS LOL (PAUSE) WHOLE LOT OF FLY TALK, DEF A BANGER. 3. JIGGY MONSTER - DIS ONE WAS PRODUCED BY THE YOUNG BOY AKA THE WEAPEN..HE SENT ME DIS BEAT, N SOON AS I HEARD IT I WAS DANCIN IN MY ROOM LOL...NOW IM NO DANCER, BUT I KNEW WAT DIS SONG WAS GONNA DO WHEN IT HIT, AND DA WAS TO MAKE U DANCE. IM TOO COOL TO BUST A SWEAT WIT CRAZY DANCE MOVES...ALSO I FEEL I SURPASSED"SWAGGER" N DA TERM ITSELF IS A BIT CLICHE, SO "JIGGY MONSTER" WAS WAT I CAME UP WIT TO MEASURE MY COOLNESS MAGNITUDE HA! 4. PLENTY HONEYZ - A FREESTYLE OVER PLIES' "PLENTY MONEY" ONCE AGAIN, I JUS MADE IT MY OWN, I AINT RICH YET, WELL NOT WITH MONEY AT LEAST LOL.. 5. BOYZ TALKIN - SHOUTS TO MY BRUTHA FROM ANUTHA, SMITTY DA FUTURE! DIS DUDE IS MY RIGHT HAND IN PRODUCTION LOL..BUT CHEA HE SENT ME DIS ONE, AND I IMMEDIATELY HIT MY MAN J.A.G N FLORIDA FOR A VERSE..THEN I HIT MY MAN B.A. OUT IN OHIO, AND HE BLESSED ME WIT A VERSE, SO BIG UPS TO DEM CUZ DA TRACK CAME OUT CRAZY!! 6. MAIN SQUEEZE - MAN, IV GOTTEN SO MANY QWESTIONS BOUT DIS SONG. "WHO'S DIS ABOUT" WOULD BE THE MOST ASKED LOL...ANSWER IS....KEEP LISTENIN! HA! LOL, DIS SEEMS TO BE THE MOST MUTUALLY FAVORITE SONG AMONGST MY SUPPORTERS..ITS DEF ONE OF MY FAV AS WELL..ANUTHA TRACK FROM MY MAN SMITTY...IF IM NOT TALKIN BOUT GETTIN FRESH, OR HOW NICE I A, IM TALKIN BOUT HOW MANY GIRLS LIKE ME...BUT BUDDAH HAS A SENSITIVE SIDE TOO LOL..AND DIS SONG IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE..FOR DAT ONE GIRL..AND I KNO ALL MY FELLAS CAN RELATE, SO I DID DIS SONG TO BRING LIGHT TO DA FACT DAT SOME DUDES ALTHOUGH THEY MAY BE ATTAIN DAT "PLAYA LIFESTYLE" DEEP DOWN THEY JUS WANT DAT ONE SPECIAL CHICK THEY ACKNOWLEDGE AND CATER TO AND LOVE. 7.BAREFOOT - SMITTY'S ON A ROLL! LOL DIS ONE WAS ONCE AGAIN ME TRYNA HIT U FROM EVERY ANGLE, MR. POPULAR AT HIS FINEST..IM FROM THE BRONX, HIP HOP IN MY BLOOD, BORN N RAISED IN THE HOOD, BUT DAT DOESNT LIMIT ME TO THE MUSIC I MAKE. I HIT SMITTY N TOL EM YO LETS GO TECHNO, AND DAT WE DID LOL...I REALLY LIKE DIS ONE SIMPLY CUZ IT WAS AN EXPERIMENT GON RIGHT. BIG UPS TO MY MAN BIG SHORTY ON THE TRACK FROM BALTIMORE, HE FREAKED WHEN HE HEARD DA TRACK! THE TITLE? SELF-EXPLANATORY, DIS FOR THE GIRLS DAT GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR TO HARD, THEY GOTTA TAKE THEIR HEELS OFF AOWW!! 8. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - DIS WAS ALSO A FREESTYLE. HEARD DIS INSTRUMENTAL OFF A CD, AND IMMEDIATELY STARTED RAPPIN TO MYSELF...SOME TRACKS JUS DO DAT TO U, DAS WHEN U KNO U GOT SUMPTIN BIG..THE TRACK HAD SUCH A GOOD FEELIN, I KNEW I NEEDED SOMEONE ELSE ON IT..NOT JUS ANYONE, BUT SOMEONE WHO ALWAYS BRINGS THE BEST OUT OF ME WHEN WE ON A TRACK TOGETHER, SO I HOLLA'D AT MY BRO, CHE...HAD TO BRING HIM OUTTA RETIREMENT!! HE HEARD IT, CAME THRU TO RECORD, N THE REST IS HISTORY!! 9. BEAT IT UP - DIS WAS ONE WAS DONE BY THA WEAPEN ( KEEP THE SAME PRODUCERS IN CASE U HAVENT NOTICED) HE LEMME HEAR DIS, N IT WAS FOR ANUTHA ARTIST, BUT I WASNT LETTIN DAT HAPPEN, CUZ DA NASTY BOY IN ME CAME OUT SOON AS IT HIT MY EARS LOL..SO I GOT EM TO GIMME THE BEAT AND BOUT 22 HRS LATA I SENT EM THE SONG BACK...YEA I GET IT IN LIKE DAT!! HE LOVED IT, AND SO DID MY LADIES DAT HEARD IT...PUNCHLINES HERE, NASTY LINES THERE, TOPPED OFF WIT SOME COMIC RELIEF, CANT LOSE! 10. POP 'EM - ALSO PRODUCED BY THA WEAPEN..HE SENT ME DIS ONE WIT BUDDY MYLEZ IN MIND, AND ALTHOUGH IM NOT A DRINKER, I KNO WAT A SONG BOUT DRINKIN CAN DO IN THE CLUB. IV PEOPPED BOTTLES HERE N THERE WIT THE TEAM, ITS A GOOD FEELIN..SO DIS ONE WAS FOR THE BOTTLE POPPERS! THE OTHER VOICE ON THE TRACK WAS MY MAN AFIZHU FROM JERSEY...WE MET FEW MONTHS BACK DURIN THE NYC TOUR. WE CONNECTED RIGHT OFF TOP AND KEPT IN CONTACT...WHEN I HEARD DA BEAT, I KNEW HIS VOICE WOULD BE A GREAT FIT, AND THERE U HAVE IT.. 11. LIFE OF THE PARTY - HOW COULD I NOT DO A JOINT FROM THE MAN HIMSELF, PERSEVERE AKA SEVERE PERSY JONES AOWW!! FOR THOSE WHO BEEN ROCKIN WIT ME THROUGHOUT THE YRS, PERSE IS MY COUSIN AS WELL AS MY BANDMATE IN BXL. WE'VE DONE TONS OF SONGS TOGETHER IN THE PAST, SO DIS ONE WAS A GIMME, I HEARD THE BEAT, HE GAVE ME THE GREEN LIGHT AND I WENT INNNN!! I AINT MUCH OF A PARTY ANIMAL, BUT WHEN IM THERE U KNO IM THERE, DIG IT?! ALSO SHOUTS TO MY MAN MAYO WHO WAS FEATURED ONT HE TRACK AS WELL, DIS WAS OUR FIRST SONG TOGETHER AND WE BEEN IN THE SAME SET FOR YRS..LOL. HE'S ALSO BXL FAM, THE SONG WILL BE FEATURED ON HIS UP N COMIN MIXTAPE AS WELL, SO LOOK OUT FOR DAT! AND SHOUTS TO PERSE ON THE MONSTROUS BEAT! 12.MAFIA MUSIC - DIS ONE WAS ONE OF MY FAVS SIMPLY BECAUSE, FOR THE PAST 4 YRS, I HAVENT WRITTEN MY RHYMES DOWN. I BEEN SPITTIN EM OFF THE TOP CUZ I FEEL I GET A BETTER TONE N EMOTION OUT OF IT WHEN IM NOT READIN EM. DIS WAS A FREESTYLE OVER RICK ROSS' SONG AND HE GOT PRETTY DEEP WIT SO I FIGURED I BE IF NOT JUS AS, THE MORE PROFOUND THAN HE WAS. SO I ACTUALLY GOT A PIECE OF PAPER AND WROTE DOWN MY THOUGHTS. REALLY SAT N DUG DEEPER THAN USUAL. THE OUTCOME? U TELL ME.... 13. MAJOR - WELL DIS CONCLUDES MY MIXTAPE..I WANTED TO LEAVE YALL WIT SOME WORDS DATLL MARINATE AND LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION. SUMPTIN DAT EXPRESSED WAT IM WORKIN TOWARD, AND HOW COMFORTABLE I AM WIT DIS CAREER PATH IV TAKEN ON. I GOT MY RIGHT HAND ENO BULL ON THE TRACK. FUNNY CUZ HE DOESNT SING, OR RAP. HE DOES PHOTOGRAPHY LOL BUT FOR SOME REASON I JUS FELT HE'D SOUND GOOD ON IT, AND LOW AND BEHOLD, HE SOUNDED LIKE A MILLION BUCKS..MIGHT HAVE TO USE EM SOME MORE IN THE FUTURE. ANYWAYZ, DAT CONCLUDES MY COMMENTARY. HOPE U ENJOYED IT, IF U HAVENT DOWNLOADED MY MIXTAPE, PLEASE DO, ITS FREE AND ITS QUALITY MUSIC. SHOUTS TO ALL THE PRODUCERS I WORKED WIT, SEVERE, WEAPEN, & SMITTY, ALL THE ARTISTS DAT CAME THRU, J.A.G, MAYO, B.A., ENO, BIG SHORTY, & CHE. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY ALL OF YOU WHO HOLD ME DOWN, MY SUPPORTERS. I APPRECIATE YALL HITTIN ME WIT DA FEEDBACK, ON FACBOOK, TWITTER, AND EVEN TEXTIN MY PHONE! LOL ITS ALL LOVE, I DO DIS FOR YALL! COULDNT DO I WITHOUT YOU, THANX FOR LISTENIN..ENJOY, STAY TUNED, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, STAY BLESSED..MYLEZ MENG!! HERES THE DOWNLOAD LINK http://limelinx.com/files/cbf2907c345fe717f85e30ad7d683fc7

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

ROLE MODEL SERIES: MUHAMMAD ALI

AS I TURN ON THE TV I SEE A DOCUMENTARY PLAYING ON PROLLY ASIDE, GOD, MY FAVORITE MAN OF ALL-TIME. A MAN WHO WAS NOT ONLY INFLUENTIAL TO THE AUDIENCE OF HIS CRAFT, BUT TO THE WORLD. THIS MAN CHALLENGED POLITICS, BUT WAS NO POLITICIAN. HE SPOKE WITH GREAT CONFIDENCE AND CHARISMA, BUT WAS NO CAR SALESMAN. IN FACT, HE WAS MORE PERSUASIVE THAN ONE. HE EVEN SAID, AND I QUOTE "I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest." MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. NOT ONLY DID HE TALK THE TALK, BUT HE WALKED THE WALK. HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO WIN THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 3 TIMES. YES HE WAS A BOXER. IN MY OPINION, THE GREATEST EVER. HE WAS ALSO AN OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL. HE DENIED THE DRAFT FOR THE VIETNAM WAR AND STATED "I ain't draft dodging. I ain't burning no flag. I ain't running to Canada. I'm staying right here. You want to send me to jail? Fine, you go right ahead. I've been in jail for 400 years. I could be there for 4 or 5 more, but I ain't going no 10,000 miles to help murder and kill other poor people. If I want to die, I'll die right here, right now, fightin' you, if I want to die. You my enemy, not no Chinese, no Vietcong, no Japanese. You my opposer when I want freedom. You my opposer when I want justice. You my opposer when I want equality. Want me to go somewhere and fight for you? You won't even stand up for me right here in America, for my rights and my religious beliefs. You won't even stand up for my right here at home." A GREAT MAN WHO STOOD FOR WAT HE BELIEVED. HIS NAME WAS CASSIUS CLAY, OR AS MORE OF US MAY KNO HIM, MUHAMMAD ALI. HIS PERSONA AND INFLUENCE TRANSCENDED THE VERY MEDIUM THAT BROUGHT LIGHT TO HIM, BOXING. HE SERVED AS A ROLE MODEL TO ME BY NOT ONLY BEING THE BEST AT HIS CRAFT AMONGST STELLAR COMPETITION. BUT HE OVERCAME ADVERSITY WHEN THE GENERAL PUBLIC DOUBTED HIM AND ENDED UP ON TOP. AS AN ARTIST, AND AS A MAN, THESE ARE ATTRIBUTES I TAKE NOTE OF AND SHOULD POSSESS TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND INFLUENTIAL TO PEOPLE. HE SAID such things as "
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. " WHICH IN MUSIC, MEANS EVERYTHING. IM NOT HERE TO ASSIMILATE TO WHATS GOIN ON NOW, AND FOLLOW THE LEADER. IM TRYNA TO BE THE LEADER. "I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want." THINGS LIKE THIS GOT ME THROUGH IT BEFORE I EVEN TOOK ON MUSIC AS A CAREER, AND NOW HE GOT ME FEELIN LIKE THIS "It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am. " WHY? BECAUSE "I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was". BIG UPS TO MR. ALI. ONE OF MY BIGGEST ROLE MODELS, ONE OF MY FAV MEN OF ALL-TIME.GET'EM CHAMP!