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Lyrics Born

Grab his debut CDLat­er That Day. Artist from the Bay…very cre­ative hip-hop album filled w/ influ­ences of Funk, Soul and R&B. This is an artist to be sup­port­ed, so go “buy” it. It was offi­cial­ly release long ago (i.e. Octo­ber 7, 2003) but re-invig­o­rat­ed recent­ly through his pop­pin’ live shows.

Here’s some­thing from giantpeach.com:

Lyrics Born’s debut album! Includes the “Call­in Out,” “Bad Dreams,” and “Do That There.” Fea­tur­ing The Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truth­s­peak­er, Joyo Velarde, Tom­my Guer­rero, The Poets of Rhythm, and Cut Chemist of Juras­sic 5!

Get Kanye West — College Dropout

Yes yes… one of the best pro­duc­ers alive, as well as some­one who brings more to this pos­i­tive ele­ment peo­ple call “hip-hop”… Kanye West, has just dropped his “offi­cial” debut cd Col­lege Dropout. I say “offi­cial” because he had anoth­er release ear­ly decem­ber 2003. That “advance” release were re-mas­tered/re-mixed on his “offi­cial” from what I’m hear­ing. Here’s the track list­ing from the “advance” cd:

01 Intro [01:18]
02 Self Con­scious [03:06]
03 Jesus Walks (intro) [00:49]
04 Jesus Walks [03:30]
05 Two Words feat. Mos Def Free­way & Harlem Boys Choir [04:25]
06 The Good, The Bad, The Ugly feat. Con­se­quence [04:10]
07 Breathe In Breathe Out [05:23]
08 Keep The Receipt feat. Dirt Mcgirt [03:30]
09 Heavy Hit­ters feat. GLC [03:01]
10 Slow Jamz feat. Twista & Jaime Foxx [04:06]
11 My Way [03:26]
12 Fam­i­ly Busi­ness [04:38]
13 Through The Wire [04:34]
14 Nev­er Let You Do feat. Jay‑z & Saul Williams [04:30]
15 Home (bonus) [04:02]

All-in-all, this album is some­thing dif­fer­ent. Made myself lis­ten to it, as well as ana­lyze the damn song (lyrics and beats). I can tru­ly say beats, rhyme, and reason—hands down, one of the best hiphop (solo-artist) debut CD I ever bought and enjoyed in a while (maybe even since wycle­f’s Car­ni­val). As he said on MTV, VH1, and BET… go down­load it wherever/however you can—and if you like it, support…buy it! I guar­an­tee that you will.

Music to My Ears

Well, got some R&R this past week­end. Went on some­what of a shop­ping spree con­sid­er­ing I haven’t bought any­thing for myself except for a cou­ple of shoes and a old navy pant this past year. Any­ways, final­ly upgrad­ing my computer—this baby should be able to rock steady with the new graphic/digital design tools I’ma about to get my hands on.

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