Saturday, September 16, 2006

times we live in

Hope this post finds you well. I'm stayin' busy livin, which is good. Had to write on what has been on my mind lately, and it's (drumroll) .....suprise, music. Of course, after the drop of the stellar Game Theory by the Roots and Continuum by John Mayer, I've realized both have one major commonality that helps them achieve masterpiece status: they are political and social dissertations. I love that, the conscious effort to inform the world on what is really going on. Then it hit me, why do I have to wait so long between album releases that take place every Tuesday to actually get substance in my music? Why wasn't G.T. promoted more by Def Jam? I hear that Jay-Z has been fired, or he put it stepped down. I love Jigga, but he really dropped the ball on that promotion of that album and I think that deserves a pink slip. Why is it that the majority of garbage coming out about nonsense? Has anyone noticed it's an election year and we're wasting lives and dollars on a war we shouldn't be in in the first place? I'm sorry, I guess I must have missed it when I was buying 24's and hustlin' white to get the range and the iced out grill. As my main man Talib said: These cats drink champagne and toast death and pain like slaves on a ship talkin' bout who's got the flyest chain!

I guess you have to be glad for the small miracles for those who haven't sold their souls to the industry. There is some light in the world still. As always, I have to promote some quality music, make sure you check out the new Joy Denelane, a throwback songstress to the days of action. Also an oldie but goodie I've had in rotation lately: "A change is gonna come" by Sam Cooke, brings tears to the eyes everytime....... Peace and blessings......

Monday, September 11, 2006

You Are 5: The Investigator

You're independent - and a logical analytical thinker.

You love learning and ideas... and know things no one else does.

Bored by small talk, you refuse to participate in boring conversations.

You are open minded. A visionary. You understand the world and may change it.


I've had my fair share of experience with daughters. I think it changes your perspective of how you deal with a woman when you realize she is a daughter of someone. That she grew up from a little girl and that deep down, no matter how old she gets, there is that little girl inside of her. Trusting, innocent, curious about life, pure..... and then the world comes. I would like to thank all the women that have come across my life path and taught me a valuable lesson: that my role as a father to my daughter will be extremely scignificant. I will be her model for every man that comes in her life and how she will view him. As my man Chris Rock once said, "we've all had experience with a woman with some daddy issues, and that ish ain't never fun...." . True, it's not and it breaks my heart everytime I come across another. I'm realizing I can't save the world which is a huge disappointment, but one thing I can do is be the father to my little girl that so many men have failed to do and thus has these girls without any idea of the queens that they are, that they have value, not because they pretty or material things but because they're made by God and that gives them priceless value. So when she comes along, I will make every effort every minute of her life that she deserves all the best in life.

"Fathers, be good to your daughters.....daughters will love like you do."
-John Mayer