keeping up with the joneses

end of the day…clean up

Just some end of the day wrap up. It’s the end of the semester, stay focused, let’s do work this summer yaa!
The Kid Daytona-The Engine (prod. Double-O)
I just love this production. The Kid Daytona is only ok so far to me.
This is the artwork for Mos Def’s first single off The Ecstatic (June 9th). I’m not sure when the single drops but this artwork is so ill to me. It’s so simple, and clean, and cooool. I guess he’s calling himself “Bey” now. Instead of Pretty Flaco??

Eminem's Vibe Cover

Eminem's Vibe Cover

This is a quote from Eminem’s upcoming article in Vibe.

“‘My doctor told me those mysterious new pills were methadone, which is used to wean heroin addicts off dope. Had I known it was methadone, I probably wouldn’t have taken it. But as bad as I was back then, I can’t even say 100 percent for sure. My doctor told me the amount of methadone I’d taken was equivalent to shooting up four bags of heroin. Even when they told me I almost died, it didn’t click.’ After detoxing, Eminem suffered a knee injury that required surgery, but because of his recent drug abuse, he was not prescribed painkillers. He recalls, ‘I started looking around my house to see if I had a stash box of Vicodin…I’m ransacking my house, finally find something in the basement, in a little napkin, seven and a half Vicodin—the big extra strength ones—and a few Valium.’ The rapper soon relapsed for the second time and finally admitted to himself he was an addict. ‘It never once hit me that drug addiction runs in my family. Now that I understand that I’m an addict, I definitely have compassion for my mother. I get it.’”

“‘I wanted to make an overall statement—I’m back. It was a slow process. You gotta remember I hadn’t recorded a song sober in seven years. So it took me awhile to even feel like I could record a song sober…I don’t know the last time I shot a video sober, without drinking or taking anything. It’s been years.” He continues, ‘I almost feel like a little kid again with rap. I wanna play around with different flows. If I don’t feel like it’s what I’m fully capable of, if there’s one weak line, I wanna change it. Rap was my drug. It used to get me high and then it stopped getting me high. Then I had to resort to other things to make me feel that…now rap’s getting me high again.’”

If you don’t feel like reading all that i forgive you…i put in bold what caught my excited-bone. “I’m infinite, you heard of hell? well i was sent from it.”…yea maybe not quite that, but still! He’s excited about rapping again!
Eminem feat. Dr Dre –
Old Times Sake

Speaking of Eminem and new music and excited rapping and drugs. This just leaked. It sounds okay to me. Opinions?
Have a good week everybody…PEACE, and much (autotuned) love.


4 responses

  1. L Bizzle

    Eminem “Old times Sake” feat. Dre

    what are your thoughts?

    May 6, 2009 at 12:50 am

  2. L Bizzle

    I think the Black on Both sides Mos Def could be making a return

    May 6, 2009 at 12:58 am

  3. wsquar3d

    ??..that video you posted isn’t Eminem’s new song. it’s joe budden.
    here the real version is..

    I think it’s dope. Clearly Em wrote Dres verse. I don’t really like the chorus, but whatever. I love that quote above where Em says “I wanna play around with different flows. If I don’t feel like it’s what I’m fully capable of, if there’s one weak line, I wanna change it.” That’s exactly the feeling i get from his rapping on this.

    May 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm

  4. wsquar3d

    saying BOBS Mos is back is big talk!!…we’ll see. though i think you may be right in that i don’t think his new shit will be as rock as The New Danger, or as old school hip hop as True Magic. i look forward to it. i think mos def really doesn’t release music unless he feels truly inspired to do so. which sucks for us as fans because we don’t get as much material, but is great because he (primarily) only puts out great great shit…or at least really inspired shit.

    May 6, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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