Kasabian’s Empire

Kasabian - Empire

I don’t know what it was that led me to Kasabi­an’s webiste just right now, but I was quite awe struck about find­ing out the change on their site, as well as the press about their new album, Empire. Mean­while, I also found out that they were about to per­form at Let­ter­man in just a few min­utes. I was for­tu­nate enough to catch them.

Any­ways, make sure to have a lis­ten to this group if you haven’t already. As I’ve said before, “these blokes rock rat-ass!” So what about it eh?! Give ’em a play and I promise you, you’ll hear noth­ing more than pure exhil­a­ra­tion!

Don’t Sleep on Late Registration

Kanye West - Late Registration

I have to admit, Kanye “did it again” (as Jay‑Z would say). Anoth­er one for the record books. A CD that you can actu­al­ly buy and not stress if its worth the mon­ey or not. I had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to lis­ten to it, and was impressed and amazed. Each track… each track, OMG… its real­ly hard to describe the feel­ing that you get when you’re lis­ten­ing to this album. The only solu­tion is for you to lis­ten to it on your own. Bot­tom­line, go cop it in-stores tomor­row.

If you are look­ing for books and order­ing through Amazon.com, its $10.99 there… click here to add it to your cart.

Here’s the com­plete track-list­ing:

  1. Wake Up Mr. West (:41)
  2. Heard ‘Em Say fea­tur­ing Adam Levine of Maroon 5 (3:24)
  3. Touch The Sky fea­tur­ing Lupe Fias­co (3:56)
  4. Gold Dig­ger fea­tur­ing Jamie Foxx (3:27)
  5. Skit #1 (:33)
  6. Dri­ve Slow fea­tur­ing Paul Wall & GLC (4:32)
  7. My Way Home fea­tur­ing Com­mon (1:43)
  8. Crack Music fea­tur­ing Game (4:31)
  9. Ros­es (4:05)
  10. Bring Me Down fea­tur­ing Brandy (3:19)
  11. Addic­tion (4:27)
  12. Skit #2 (:31)
  13. Dia­monds From Sier­ra Leone (Remix) fea­tur­ing Jay‑Z (3:53)
  14. We Major fea­tur­ing Nas & Real­ly Doe (7:28)
  15. Skit #3 (:24)
  16. Hey Mama (5:05)
  17. Cel­e­bra­tion (3:18)
  18. Skit #4 (1:19)
  19. Gone fea­tur­ing Con­se­quence & Cam’Ron (5:33)
  20. **BONUS TRACK**Diamonds From Sier­ra Leone (3:58)
  21. **HIDDEN TRACK** Late (3:50)

A Reminisce, Reminisce…

look­ing back and try­ing to fix up my old archived entries in this blog, i went down mem­o­ry lane. it was great to read and think about the days of the past. its just weird that i nev­er knew how much this blog has evolved into a jour­nal of some­one who start­ed it off to be a learn­ing place for web design/development.

mean­while, as the drum* plays to the beat of the sec­ond-hand, my days have been spent in a new envi­ron­ment. i’m sur­prised that i’m still learn­ing a grip of things every­day at the job and about myself over here. its sur­pris­ing that when you’re in a new “per­spec­tive”, you find things all-rel­a­tive to what you were accus­tomed before.

to those that know what i’m talk­ing about, let me know… i real­ly can’t explain this phe­nom­e­non as its one of those things that you just have to do in order to expe­ri­ence. but maybe an exam­ple of some sort… ok, lets say when you’re a kid who nev­er knew/felt fire for the first time; you’re parents/fam member(s) woul­da prob­a­bly said or pro­hib­it­ed you to touch a can­dle light as its dangerous—and it hel­la hurts.

but, you still try it; because there’s a lit­tle mis­chief in all of us and we did­n’t know bet­ter back in the days. so yah, back to square one. its been a great expe­ri­ence so far being some place “some­what” dif­fer­ent. when i say “some­what”, i mean that “its all rel­a­tive” (as juan would say it). some exam­ples of this the­o­ry:

  • every city has a ghet­to
  • a block is a block; unless you mea­sure it…
  • peo­ple are addict­ed to one form of “addic­tion”
  • at the end of the day, we all have closed our eyes for a brief moment

as you can tell, every­thing is everything—as lau­ryn would say. but it is this fact that keeps us (or most of us) to try and do our best in every moment of our lives. so when we look back, whether it be through a blog, an old pho­to album, a diary, etc… we could at least say: “i remem­ber”.

so, i hope every­one spend their days in both clar­i­ty and with fun. learn some­thing new each day, as most peo­ple would say; whether it be:

  • find­ing out who ordered the cre­ation of the clones in star wars: attack of the clones,
  • try­ing to fig­ure out how “clap­ping” came about (will that “some­one” i know, that knows this please enlight­en us),
  • or learn­ing the mean­ing of what skeet (skeet skeet) means …

be pro-active, pro-“life”, pro-crastinate…i mean… you know what i mean—do some­thing pos­i­tive. so peace till the moment is here, you’ll read/hear my words when it gets there. word.

from my mind to yours, “hangin in a chow line, good times.”

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.