Hey, on the other side of the dashboard is an actual webpage of mine you can read called dalatu.tumblr.com. I just put up a tab called “Writing Highlights”, to um…highlight my pieces of writing. So, this is my way of saying “Look at this thing I wrote!”, and if you’ve recently followed me, you can get a taste of what I feel are my best works.
Two years ago, I started a tumblr…and that’s the only trip down memory lane happening today. Instead, I’m going to look a bit towards the future.
- As is always the case for any anniversy celebrated here. HUGE THANKS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART/BRAIN/LIVER. IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU PEOPLE, I’D STILL BE DOING THIS ANYWAY, BECAUSE I’VE NEVER CARED ABOUT MY FOLLOWERS.
- This summer, I have some blog/writing projects I’m going to pursue, which should be fun. But, more importantly, I’m gonna try and get back to writing about music I like because there are soo many song from this year, I’ve never written about and really enjoy. (See: “#1 Crew by Treated Crew”)
- Last. Currently, I have been trying to follow an even 100, because many tumblrs I’ve followed the last couple years have either deactivated or moved on to other non-tumblr related lands. So, if there are any good music writing tumblrs I should follow let me know, and honestly if it’s just a blog with good writing I’ll probably give them a follow.
So in the mainland States, as we slip deeper into our own troubles with gas and oil, I wonder what’s gonna happen to, say, all those big Houston rap tracks about driving cars (aka, like, 99% of them). Will they start to sound frivolous? Do they sound frivolous now? Do we love them so much right now because of their purveyors— most of them kids from meager means who made an honest living selling mixtapes or diamond grilles— kids who breathed hope into the “manifest destiny” idea by rising to the top and repping for the oil state? I mean, shit. The simplest answer is usually the right one: Maybe we just like the way those Swishahouse and Carnival Beatz boys make the bass swang. But this stuff cuts deeper when Mr. Societal Tumult revs up the old pale horse, and here we are entwined. Globalization to the max.
—Juilanne Escobedo Shephard, from her September 2005 Interrobang (?!) column.
This blog has been around for a year, and I had a really long self indulgent message for this day but I deleted it thankfully. So, quick points.
- Thanks to all of those who follow/read this blog
- Artists who follow me, I am not going to post your music (so sorry), but don’t worry because being on my blog will not help your career (again, sorry)
- One thing, I have learned in the last year is that listening to music is the best way to form an opinion on music, no matter how much I read about it (this is dumb to type out, but I know I forget this).
- Okay, lets see how the second year will go.
Niggas saying they gone murk 50, How?! We ride around with guns the size of Lil Bow Wow.
—50 Cent, on “Wanksta”.
SYS Boyz f/ Gucci Mane - “Misery Loves Company” (?, 2002)
Is it my imagination or was Guch a much better rapper in 2002 than he was in 2005? BrickSquadMuzik has the mp3.
No, imaginiation that Gucci verse is better than the what he was putting out in 2005. The horns in the song are good look for Zaytoven even though I may be eight years too late in saying this, but it nice to hear a little bit more fun in a Zaytoven beat and not just light synthy trap beats. The first verse may be the best one, but then again when you have the most amount of energy and sing the hook on the song you gain a leg up on the rest of the group.
Waka Flocka Flame has a cousin who raps. What?!?!