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[Watch Out Now!] FirstFlightNYC Money Talk$ Black Friday Release

The good folks at First Flight brings to the world the exclusive Money Talk$ tee today for a limited Black Friday release. Make a trip over to FirstFlightNYC  to cop yours. Be sure to stay in the  loop for all upcoming releases. Ain’t nothin’ mo’ important than the mullah!

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French Montana, Lola Monroe, Wiz, and B.O.B. contributes more bands to this track. New verse from Juicy.

Shouts to French for letting us know what shorty will do for x amount of dollars.
Lola Monroe.. eh.
B.O.B.’s verse  was nice and I agree Bobby Ray, I can’t save ’em either.

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[Bars of the Day] My President is Black x Jay-Z

It is only necessary that today’s Bars of the Day reflect the most important time of this year. I first would like to thank everyone for voting today and if you haven’t yet (in NYC) you have until 9 PM! I love the excitement from the first time voters who have possibly been waiting for this moment since last election. I can relate because I was able to vote my first year of college and I felt empowered. I remember the voting process and the anticipation I felt while watching the votes tally up and literally crying tears of joy seeing Obama gunning for the win. That night, my campus went bizzerk as did the whole nation.  In the words of the Snowman, I was finally able to say, “My President is black.” 

Now today is the day to put forth the civil responsibility of voting to keep it that way! There has already been so much commotion about the poll sites and machines. Recently a voter videotaped how a poll machine was selecting Mitt Romney instead of Barack Obama (link after the jump). That’s some different type of sketchy, but don’t let that and long lines deter you from voting. As a culture, we are always going to be the odd ones out; the masses do not want to see our culture act together and for  a cause. Whatever happens, do not let any of this discourage you from voting. If you can stand/wait in lines for kicks, tickets, and video games, you should have no problem with awaiting your chance to vote for this election. Don’t give up; if anything that is what everyone against us is praying for.  Your vote does count. Confused about the electoral college? Blaming it on your reason to not vote? You’re on the internet for Twitter 24/7, go research the election process. Do not watch this election in ignorance. If you voted and felt like it didn’t count, at least feel like you did it for those who do not have the opportunity to vote. Have a purpose. Things will get better, once we do better.

Machine turns vote for Obama into one for Romney

Moving along:

My president is black
In fact, he’s half white/
So even in a racist mind he’s half right
So if u have a racist mind you be ‘aight/
My president is black
But his house is all white/
Rosa Parks sat
So Martin Luther could walk/
Martin Luther walked
So Barack Obama could run/
Barack Obama ran
So all the children could fly/
So I’ma spread my wings
So you could meet me in the sky/

What’s so crazy about these lyrics is the majority of our culture does not recognize the trials and tribulations the Black community has gone through. Some are so quick to pull it as evidence of what someone did back back in the day instead of honoring and carrying out the messages and the respect those great African-Americans wholeheartedly fought for. It’s time to stop blaming when you haven’t put the necessary work in. It’s time to stop letting the media persuade our culture into feeling as if multiple partners/babymommas, all gold everything, and making it rain is the one life to live by any means necessary and in the same breathe, please stop spending like you never had a dollar. Stop beating your own people down and having a pride that is destroying the community everyday. Help out. Stop killing each other. Stop complaining. My mother told me some years ago that I am a black, woman in this world; two handicaps I was just born with. However, I am educated and knowing all three, I can succeed in anything. She always tells me, “don’t give up until you have exhausted every possibility.” Our culture is so quick to give up, say “fuck everything”, and not practice what we preach. Please understand, we are always watched. Yes, we all were raised differently as a culture. Some people come from generations of hard working generations that only wanted the best of the best for their kids; culture, morals, values, knowing the way of the world as early as possible. Then there are some who come from generations of struggle in every sense of the word and have no positivity around them. WE know the difference between the “coons’ and the “blacks’ (whatever you’d like to call it), but the world views us all the same.  One color. Waiting for us to be angry, rude, and ignorant. Stop giving society what they want and do betterrrr. Everyone wants to scream, “My president is black,” but doesn’t want to emulate what he represents as a black man. I guess Rick Ross is more matched for your living standards. Ehh. Learn the difference. Just know, these n*ggas won’t hold me back. Trust.

Respect our women. Support our men. Take care of our children. Go vote.

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[Bars of the Day] Money Trees x K. Dot xx Jay Rock

I’ve been waking to this song for some days now and it’s so necessary to be today’s pick. Last night during the last Presidential debate, one of my followers mentioned Mitt Romney saying “you just lost another debate, ya bish” so it was only right I quoted Kendrick ,“A silver spoon I know you come from, ya biishh.” (BTW Please vote, don’t fall into the art of peer pressure when it comes to “not caring” about your future in this country/world because you do count and WILL be affected.) With that being said, here’s los bars:

Hot sauce all in our Top Ramen, ya biiishh (ya biiish)
Parked the car then we start rhymin’, ya biiishh (ya biiish)/
The only thing we had to free our mind (free our mind)
Then freeze that verse when we see dolla signs (see dolla signs)/
You looking like an easy come up, ya biiishh (ya biiish)
A silver spoon I know you come from, ya biiishh (ya biiish)/
And that’s a lifestyle that we never knew
Go at a reverend for the revenue/

Besides me loving every song in the movie, this one gets a lot of repeats. This record is one that screams relative situations in our culture. Hustle by any means necessary. Jay said, “if I need it, imma get it however, God help me.” Banks shouted, “I die for a bill, believe in the dolla’, for the chips, anyone gets it, even Estrada.”  And K. Dot explains it in a song with the most nonchalant, but straight-forward attitude with a hook letting us know a dollar can easily influence a decision.

It go Halle Berry or hallelujah
Pick your poison tell me what you doin?/
Everybody gon’ respect the shooter,
But the one in front of the gun lives forever/
And I been hustlin’ all day, this a way, that a way
Through canals and alleyways, just to say/
Money trees is the perfect place for shade and tha’s just how I feel
A dollar might, just fuck your main bitch that’s just how I feel/
A dollar might, say fuck them niggas that you came with tha’s just how I feel
A dollar might, just make that lane switch tha’s just how I feel/
A dollar might, turn to a million and we all rich tha’s just how I feel

Shouts to DJ Dahi on the beat and Jay Rock‘s verse was cool. Gotta appreciate the way Money Trees explains the motive of the situation in “Art of Peer Pressure.” I am grateful for artist who make all of their music connect and Kendrick is so amazing at telling his story in a way that you must listen to it all to circle back to the connections so it can hit you like, “ohhhhhhh.” (Not saying other artist don’t; if you listen to Kendrick like I do, you know what I mean)  But I mean what do I know? I just live this hip-hop/music shit.

tha’s jus’ how I feel.

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Good Kid M.A.A.D. City x Kendrick Lamar

The day has come (officially that is) for the world to tune into the best audio short film I’ve heard. Hiiighly anticipated, Kendrick Lamar has carefully sculpted his angry adolescence  in Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. A  caravan ride  that should have taken 15 minutes tops, took us through the life and times of a young K. Dot. With skits that flow perfectly for the situations, I am in love with this album. With that being said, all week, the Bars of the Day will be dedicated to Compton’s own.

Track list and producers below.

What’s your favorite track? Lemme know.

1. Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter (Prod. By Tha Bizness)
2. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Prod. By Sounwave)
3. Backseat Freestyle (Prod. By Hit-Boy)
4. The Art of Peer Pressure (Prod. By Tabu)
5. Money Trees (Ft. Jay Rock) (Prod. By DJ Dahi)
6. Poetic Justice (Ft. Drake) (Prod. By Scoop DeVille)
7. good kid [Prod. By Pharrell]
8. m.A.A.d city (Ft. MC Eiht) (Prod. By Sounwave & Terrace Martin)
9. Swimming Pools (Drank) *Extended Version* (Prod. By T-Minus)
10. Sing About Me (Prod. By Skhye Hutch + Sounwave) / I’m Dying Of Thirst (Prod. By Like of Pac Div)
11. Real (Ft. Anna Wise) (Prod. By Terrace Martin)
12. Compton (Ft. Dr. Dre) (Prod. By Just Blaze)
Deluxe Edition:
13. The Recipe (Ft. Dr. Dre) (Prod. By Scoop DeVille)
14. Black Boy Fly (Prod. By Rahki & Dawaun Parker)
15. Now Or Never (Ft. Mary J. Blige) (Prod. By Jack Splash)
16. Collect Calls
17. Swimming Pools (Drank) (Prod. By T-Minus)

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[Watch Out Now] Shawn Morris

Harlem’s own Shawn Morris took some time out of his day to speak with the Q Gawd and AVision Magazine about his vision, his influences, and why Phli Hi Club is the next to put in work. Make sure to cop

AVision’s TAKEOVER  Issue and read Shawn Morris full interview on Magcloud.

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Getting off the F train at 57th street, the breeze was heavy and cold. Although it’s was June 5, it feels like the first week of October. Thankfully, there was a Starbucks on the corner for warmth and a customer friendly outlet. My phone is on its last and I am linking up with Shawn Morris. After ten minutes and a phone battery charge of 89%, I spot the young Harlem dude walking into Chase Bank through 6th avenue’s crowded street. I text him letting him know I seen him. You’d know Shawn and I were cool before the interview because his first response is, “you the feds? Lol” Ha! I could see how that could be a little lurky. After realizing that I wasn’t the Matlock, Shawn and I meet at the corner to go to Chipotle.

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Big Sean x Detroit Artwork x How It Feel

I’m actually excited for this. I like Big Sean. I know plenty of people weren’t appreciating his witty rap style  and skinny nigga flexin charm in the beginning, but now it’s about time. Scheduled to drop next Wednesday, Detroit may be filled with present and 70’s soul the Playa way. Big Sean released a preview video for “How It Feel” from the upcoming mixtape, showing us that the young D-Town cat just trahn enjoy finally being famous.

Chu’ch.

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Faaawwwkkk!!!!

Yeah.. I apologize for the absence. I’m a peen. And what’s even more annoying than being a peen is in my tablet, I wrote a good amount of ish I wanted to share. I wake up this morning… couldn’t find it anywhere!!!!!! But it has to be near so I’ll relax. 

Besides that, I’m going to get my life back in order via cyberworld. Bear conmigo. 

In the meantime, I hope you are all staying positive, curving the bullshit and smiling. =) 

 

Be back when the sun goes down.

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Diced Pineapples – Rozay x Wale x Drake

The high fashion, multiple vacay locations, and thick sex preferences/references makes a nice release off of God Forgives, I Don’t. (Shouts to you who have the whole album, I’m ducking the leak gawds. Next Tuesday it officially releases) Ennywehdoe (anyway though), the concept of the song steams from Rozay’s doctor orders given last year for his seizures.

“When I got out of the hospital — you know, I had a seizure last year — when I was leaving, the doctor told me,‘You gotta eat some more fruit, drink you some water, eat fruit and just relax for a little while.’ My fruit of choice was pineapples. For the next three weeks, I woke up every morning and ate diced pineapples, and I put the concept together. Drizzy came in, as well as Wale, and it’s kinda like, ‘She could be my diced pineapple. This special lady, she could be what I wake up to every morning and help me get by every day.”

And like that, we have a track that embodies this sensual, but rock-to-it sound. Wale’s poetry over the piano definitely set the tone for the whole thing as well as his approach on devouring his pineapple in his poetic, climbing flow.  Ross still spitting his “funer things” rap to these beautiful woman and it always works for this guy. Then.. there’s Drake. Ha! Yes it’s only a hook, but Aubrey just does … this. Velvet voice verbalizing what we all have lived/live.  Real regular with this guy.

I appreciate the versatility in Ross, Drake, and Wale; they know the balance in making music for all listeners. (“And how the women be the tastemakers for the shit we makin”- Kendrick Lamar)  Balance. Learn it if you don’t know.

“Call me crazy, shit at least you cawwlin.”

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