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#21
from my library

Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of.....1992 - **

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Not rap but hip-hop. I didn't know. Debut album and a fine one it was. Title refers to the length of time it took them to land a record deal. Three singles released, Tennessee, People Everyday, and the top 10 Mr. Wendal. Grammy winners for best new artist. Got their first break when Spike Lee need a song for his upcoming Malcolm X film, resulting in Revolution. With 6 albums since the release of this one, they have yet to duplicate it's success.

Favorite Track - Mr. Wendell

Go ahead, man

Here, have a dollar
In fact, no, brotherman, here have two
Two dollars means a snack for me
But it means a big deal to you

Be strong, serve God only
Know that if you do beautiful heaven awaits
That's the poem I wrote for the first time
I saw a man with no clothes, no money, no plate

Mr. Wendel, that's his name
No one ever knew his name cuz he's a no one
Never thought twice about spending on an old bum
Until I had the chance to really get to know one

Now that I know 'em to give him money isn't charity
He gives me some knowledge, I buy him some shoes
And to think blacks spend all their money on big colleges
Still most of you all come out confused

Go ahead Mr. Wendel
Go ahead Mr. Wendel

Mr. Wendel has freedom
A free that you and I think is dumb
Free to be without the worries of a quick-to-diss society
For Mr. Wendel's a bum

His only worries are sickness and an occasional harassment
By the police and their chase
"Uncivilized" we call him but I just saw him
Eat off the food we waste

Civilization, are we really civilized?
Yes or no, who are we to judge?
When thousands of innocent men
Could be brutally enslaved and killed over a racist grudge

Mr. Wendel has tried to warn us about our ways
But we don't hear him talk
Is it his fault when we've gone too far and we got too far
Cuz on him we walk

Mr. Wendel - a man, a human in flesh, but not by law
I feed you dignity to stand with pride
Realize that all in all you stand tall
Go ahead, Mr. Wendel

Mr. Wendel, yeah
Yeah, Mr. Wendel
Mr. Wendel, yeah
Lord

Mr. Wendel

Mr. Wendel
Mr. Wendel, yeah
Lord
Mr. Wendel
Mr. Wendel, yeah
Lord
Mr. Wendel

1) Mans Final Frontier - *
YouTube - arrested development - man's final frontier - 3 Years, 5 Mon
2) Mama's Always On Stage - **
YouTube - Arrested Development - Mama's Always On Stage
3) People Everyday - **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w7Odo9X3uU
4) Blues Happy - *
YouTube - arrested development - blues happy - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2
5) Mr. Wendal - ***
YouTube - Arrested Development - Mr. Wendal
6) Children Play With Earth - *
YouTube - arrested development - children play with earth - 3 Years, 5
7) Raining Revolution - *
YouTube - arrested development - raining revolution - 3 Years, 5 Month
8) Fishin' 4 Religion - ***
YouTube - arrested development - fishin' 4 religion - 3 Years, 5 Month
9) Give A Man A Fish - ***
YouTube - arrested development - give a man a fish - 3 Years, 5 Months
10) U - **
YouTube - arrested development - u
11) Eve Of Reality - *
YouTube - arrested development - eve of reality - 3 Years, 5 Months An
12) Natural - *
YouTube - Arrested Development - Natural
13) Dawn Of The Dreads - ***
YouTube - arrested development - dawn of the dreads - 3 Years, 5 Month
14) Tennessee - ***
YouTube - Arrested Development - Tennessee
15) Washed Away - **
YouTube - arrested development - washed away - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2

3's - 5
2's - 4
1's - 6

Rating - 2.0

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#22
listened online

Brother Ali - Us - 2009

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Minnesota white muslim rappers 3rd album. Never heard the first 2, but this one's pretty good. Love them horns in Crown jewel. Live for my fav track, but terrible audio and not even the full song. I feel cheated. But damn, this is growing on me. Best new rap album I've heard in a long time.

I like this album.

Favorite Track - House Keys

1) Brothers And Sisters - * - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Brothers & Sisters
2) The Preacher - ** - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - The Preacher
3) Crown Jewel - *** - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Crown Jewel
4) House Keys - *** - live
YouTube - Brother Ali & BK-One - House Keys, Live at Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm 5(16)
5) Fresh Air - *** - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Fresh Air
6) Tight Rope - ** - live
YouTube - Brother Ali - "Tight Rope" (Live on 89.3 The Current)
7) Breakin' Dawn - ** - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Breaking Dawn
8) The Travelers - *** - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - The Travelers
9) Baby Girl - ** - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Babygirl
10) Round Here - ** - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Round Here
11) Bad Mafucker Pt. II - * - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Bad Ma Fucka
12) Best At It - ** - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Best At It
13) Games - * - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Games
14) Slippin' Away - ** - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Slippin Away
15) You Say (Puppy Love) - * - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - You Say (Puppy Love)
16) Us - * - audio
YouTube - Brother Ali - Us

3's - 4
2's - 7
1's - 5

Rating - 1.9

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#23
Eyedea & Abilities - Spin Cycle
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music

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#24
Holiday iPod listening during the last week:

The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free

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#25
listened online

Saigon - Warning Shots 2 - 2009

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Fourth release from this NY gangster, ex-inmate. I'm not a stranger to raunchy lyrics but this was a little too crude for my taste, but if you like that kind of thing, fine. And to put a song about your brand new baby daughter on the same disc with some of this other subject matter is over the top to me. And of course every track is featuring somebody.

I do not like this album.

Favorite Track - Gotta believe It

Whoa, oh
We keep rising to the top
Whoa, oh
And keep eyes out for the cops
Whoa, oh
And that's what it gon' be
Whoa, oh
'Cause you ain't gon' stop me
They got you working two jobs, trying to make ends meet
You just trying to keep your kids off the street
You gotta believe it (Best believe it's a dream)
Oh, you better believe it (You too can achieve)
Uh, oh
They got you locked in a hole, 19 years old
10 years, no chance for parole
They better believe it (That's right, tell them again)
Oh, you better believe it (After that, tell a friend)
Whoa, oh

[Verse 1:]
After the sunshine come the rain, after the fun time come the pain
I often wonder if it's gonna change
I caught a bad case of Smacking-Bitch-I-Itits (What happened?)
I came home, my wife got my daughter in shitty diapers (Damn)
The rice is still raw and the meat is still frozen in the freezer
I hate that I'm to close to her to leave her
Either I hit the street to do some pitching, knowing these dudes is snitching
Or die trying to make it as a musician
My living condition is not in the greatest condition (Nope)
And nah, I ain't bitching, I just gotta make a decision
Should I breeze past, hop out in a ski mask
Rob everything moving and cruise in a G-Class (Vroom)
But keep writing the heat that the street like it
Youngings is reciting my lyrics, so keep biting
Y'all niggas is thinking shit is easy, it's hard
One thing I know I'm a do is keep believing in God

[Chorus: Red 5ive (Adlibs - Saigon)]
Whoa, oh
We keep rising to the top
Whoa, oh
And keep eyes out for the cops
Whoa, oh
And that's what it gon' be
Whoa, oh
'Cause you ain't gon' stop me
They got you working two jobs, trying to make ends meet
You just trying to keep your kids off the street
You gotta believe it (Best believe it's a dream)
Oh, you better believe it (You too can achieve)
Uh, oh
They got you locked in a hole, 19 years old
10 years, no chance for parole
You better believe it (That's right, tell them again)
Oh, you better believe it (After that, tell a friend)
Whoa, oh

[Verse 2:]
After the fast songs come the slow, after the sad songs come some more (More)
This is the life I have come to know
Police is in Marquis', Chevy Caprices stroll
The young, hood boogers idolize Keyshia Cole
The rap figures throwing money in the air like it's pizza dough
People in the hood ain't eating though (Though)
I tried to help the labels see the vision
But they lowered me to a subdivision, you gotta be ******* kidding
They'd rather me pretend to be something I'm not
I'm the new Public Enemy, I'm different than Yung Joc
And nah, I ain't dissing, this nigga's up in the Forbes
Shit, I ain't made a dollar trying to rap for the cause
[ Saigon Lyrics are found on Lyrics ]
But in these next four bars, I'll tell you about Maleverly Laws
They enforcing on North American shores
Dog, if they can have rifles on their farms
Then I don't see why they knocked T.I. for trying to bear arms

[Chorus: Red 5ive (Adlibs - Saigon)]
Whoa, oh
We keep rising to the top
Whoa, oh
And keep eyes out for the cops
Whoa, oh
And that's what it gon' be
Whoa, oh
'Cause you ain't gon' stop me
They got you working two jobs, trying to make ends meet
You just trying to keep your kids off the street
You gotta believe it (Best believe it's a dream)
Oh, you better believe it (You too can achieve)
Uh, oh
They got you locked in a hole, 19 years old
10 years, no chance for parole
They better believe it (That's right, tell them again)
Oh, you better believe it (After that, tell a friend)
Whoa, oh

[Verse 3:]
Tell them wave at the artist, I feel like I'll make it regardless
Don't forget I'm the ex-con that made it the farthest (Yup)
Until the day that I lay with the martyrs
Or until the day I'm parlaying, playing with my sons and my daughters
I'mma remain the smartest, hardest working nigga in the business
Just Blaze, can I get a witness (Yessir)
See that they probably get it if I come out flop
Get dropped, go back to my block and get shot (Pop)
As they putting my body in that life-size Ziplock
Then you'll be saying "Damn, Giddy died for this hip-hop"
Or maybe it entail you to get locked
To another 20 in the rock for them to give me my props
Whatever the case may be
We do a census on who is the sickest lyricist, they say me
That's without a album out, y'all rated me
I drop one and I'mma bow out gracefully

[Chorus: Red 5ive (Adlibs - Saigon)]
Whoa, oh
We keep rising to the top
Whoa, oh
And keep eyes out for the cops
Whoa, oh
And that's what it gon' be
Whoa, oh
'Cause you ain't gon' stop me
They got you working two jobs, trying to make ends meet
You just trying to keep your kids off the street
You gotta believe it (Best believe it's a dream)
Oh, you better believe it (You too can achieve)
Uh, oh
They got you locked in a hole, 19 years old
10 years, no chance for parole
They better believe it (That's right, tell them again)
Oh, you better believe it (After that, tell a friend)
Whoa, oh

[Bridge: Red 5ive]
Keep, keep, keep rising
Whoa, oh
Keep, keep, keep rising
Whoa, oh
Keep, keep, keep rising
Whoa, oh
Keep, keep, keep rising
Whoa, oh

[Outro: Red 5ive]
Wooo!
We on the radio [x6]

1) Nothing Comes Easy - ** - audio
YouTube - 01 Saigon - Nothing Comes Easy (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
2) That's Not What's Up - * - audio
YouTube - 02 Saigon - That's Not Whats Up (Feat. G Martin Soul) (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
3) Fatherhood - ** - video
YouTube - Saigon Fatherhood OFFICIAL VIDEO (Featuring Lokz)
4) All Around The World - * - audio
YouTube - 04 Saigon - All Around The World (Feat. G Martin Soul) (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
5) For Some Pussy - * - audio
YouTube - 05 Saigon - For Some Pussy (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
6) Cookies & Milk - * - audio
YouTube - 06 Saigon - Cookies & Milk (Introducing Young Boombaya & A.R.) (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
7) Be On Time - * - audio
YouTube - 07 Saigon - Be On Time (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
8) G Optified - * - audio
YouTube - 08 Saigon - G Optified (Tommy Tee's Theme Sampler) (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
9) **** Me **** You - ** - audio
YouTube - 09 Saigon - **** Me **** You (Feat. Guan & Ransom) (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
10) Rusty Gunz - * - audio
YouTube - 10 Saigon - Rusty' Gunz (Feat. Lil Fame From M.O.P.) (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
11) Aye Aye Aye Nigga - * - video
YouTube - Saigon - Aye Aye Aye Nigga (Official Music Video)
12) Copping Pleas - * - audio
YouTube - 12 Saigon - Copping Pleas (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
13) Who Can Get Busy - * - audio
YouTube - 13 Saigon - Who Can Get Busy (Feat. Grand Puba) (http://www.nationofhiphop.net)
14) Gotta Believe It - ** - video
YouTube - Saigon Ft. Just Blaze - Gotta Believe It [Official] Warning Shots 2 - 10/6/2009

3's - 0
2's - 4
1's - 10

Rating - 1.3

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#26
^Supa cool way to share! =D Hope you don't mind if I imitate

Immortal Technique - Revolutionary, Vol. 2 - 2003

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Second album released by political activist rapper Immortal Technique, born in Lima, Peru but from Harlem, NY. I L-O-V-E his style, he combines a certain eloquence with bringin his message hard and as real as it gets. Not too wordy but definitely not your average rapper. If you like music with a message or just good stuff, this whole album is pretty righteous. He does curse though - in case you might get offended. He doesn't tone it down. Every other word isn't a curse word but he still raps in a way some people might find offensive.

Fav song on the album? (Really a tie between 4th Branch and You Never Know but there's only so much room ;0 )

The 4th Branch
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A new age is upon us
And yet the past refuses to rest in its shallow grave
For those who hide behind the false image of the son of man shall stand before God!!!
It has begun
The beginning of the end
Yeah..
Yeah... yeah, yeah

The voice of racism preaching the gospel is devilish
A fake church called the prophet Muhammad a terrorist
Forgetting God is not a religion, but a spiritual bond
And Jesus is the most quoted prophet in the Qu'ran
They bombed innocent people, tryin' to murder Saddam
When you gave him those chemical weapons to go to war with Iran
This is the information that they hold back from Peter Jennings
Cause Condoleeza Rice is just a new age Sally Hemmings
I break it down with critical language and spiritual anguish
The Judas I hang with, the guilt of betraying Christ
You murdered and stole his religion, and painted him white
Translated in psychologically tainted philosophy
Conservative political right wing, ideology
Glued together sloppily, the blasphemy of a nation
Got my back to the wall, cause I'm facin' assassination
Guantanamo Bay, federal incarceration
How could this be, the land of the free, home of the brave?
Indigenous holocaust, and the home of the slaves
Corporate America, dancin' offbeat to the rhythm
You really think this country, never sponsored terrorism?
Human rights violations, we continue the saga
El Salvador and the contras in Nicaragua
And on top of that, you still wanna take me to prison
Just cause I won't trade humanity for patriotism

It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain
Suggestive thinking, causing your perspective to change
They wanna rearrange the whole point of view of the ghetto
The fourth branch of the government, want us to settle
A bandanna full of glittering, generality
Fighting for freedom and fighting terror, but what's reality?
Read about the history of the place that we live in
And stop letting corporate news tell lies to your children

Flow like the blood of Abraham through the Jews and the Arabs
Broken apart like a woman's heart, abused in a marriage
The brink of holy war, bottled up, like a miscarriage
Embedded correspondents don't tell the source of the tension
And they refuse to even mention, European intervention
Or the massacres in Jenin, the innocent screams
U.S. manufactured missiles, and M-16's
Weapon contracts and corrupted American dreams
Media censorship, blocking out the video screens
A continent of oil kingdoms, bought for a bargain
Democracy is just a word, when the people are starvin'
The average citizen, made to be, blind to the reason
A desert full of genocide, where the bodies are freezin'
And the world doesn't believe that you fightin' for freedom
Cause you fucked the Middle East, and gave birth to a demon
It's open season with the CIA, bugging my crib
Trapped in a ghetto region like a Palestinian kid
Where nobody gives a **** whether you die or you live
I'm tryin' to give the truth, and I know the price is my life
But when I'm gone they'll sing a song about Immortal Technique
Who beheaded the President, and the princes and sheiks
You don't give a **** about us, I can see through your facade
Like a fallen angel standing in the presence of God
Bitch niggaz scared of the truth, when it looks at you hard

It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain
Suggestive thinking, causing your perspective to change
They wanna rearrange the whole point of view in the ghetto
The fourth branch of the government, want us to settle
A bandanna full of glittering, generality
Fighting for freedom and fighting terror, but what's reality?
Martial law is coming soon to the hood, to kill you
While you hanging your flag out your project window

Yeah..
The fourth branch of the government AKA the media
Seems to now have a retirement plan for ex-military officials
As if their opinion was at all unbiased
A machine shouldn't speak for men
So shut the **** up you mindless drone!
And you know it's serious
When these same media outfits are spending millions of dollars on a PR campaign
To try to convince you they're fair and balanced
When they're some of the most ignorant, and racist people
Giving that type of mentality a safe haven
We act like we share in the spoils of war that they do
We die in wars, we don't get the contracts to make money off 'em afterwards!
We don't get weapons contracts, nigga!
We don't get cheap labor for our companies, nigga!
We are cheap labor, nigga!
Turn off the news and read, nigga!
Read... read... read...
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1.) The Point of No Return
YouTube - Immortal Technique -- Point of No Return
2.)Peruvian Cocaine
YouTube - Immortal Technique- Peruvian Cocaine
3.)Harlem Streets
YouTube - Immortal Technique- Harlem Streets
4.)Obnoxious
YouTube - Immortal Technique-Obnoxious
5.)The Message & The Money
YouTube - Immortal Technique - The Message And The Money
6.)Industrial Revolution
YouTube - Immortal Technique - Industrial Revolution
7.)Crossing The Boundary
YouTube - Immortal Technique - Crossing the Boundary Lyrics
8.)The 4th Branch
YouTube - Immortal Technique - The 4th Branch
9.)Internally Bleeding
YouTube - IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE-INTERNALLY BLEEDING (with lyrics)
10.)Cause Of Death
YouTube - Immortal Technique Cause Of Death Lyrics
11.)Freedom Of Speech
YouTube - Immortal Technique - Freedom of Speech Lyrics
12.)Leaving The Past
YouTube - Immortal Technique -- Leaving the Past!
13.)You Never Know
YouTube - Immortal Technique - You Never Know Lyrics
14.) One (remix)
YouTube - One Ft. Akir (Remix) Immortal Technique Lyrics

This cd seriously rocks, check out Caught In A Hustle too! That's a great song Smile Revolutionary Vol.1 is good too. And the 3rd World, although I like the first two better.
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#27
not at all. imitation is the sincerest form:blah:

I'll have to check this out.

Now if we can only get this by those pesky moderators.

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#28
Alicia Keys - No One
With Regards...


Anthony :coffee:
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#29
Madvillain - Curls
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#30
I Look Good - Chalie Boy

so catchy Smile
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