Thursday, December 3, 2009

Now playing.....Love

Is there a place where real love exists?  The more meaningful love that comes after the first time u say it cause you know u more than like them.  Is there really a feeling that no matter what she does, I’ll accept it.  I already accept her, but do I love her beyond me?  Do I see her days past me with no judgment in my heart?  I see her and hope for such things.  I watch love on reels and wonder could I make it real.  I believe its possible, but them dam movies make it so interesting.  They're at the perfect location and sure you can do that in real life, but how could you manage the dam music and different camera  I want love like I need love.  Part of me have been waiting for love for years.  Just wake up next to eachother and stay in bed for a lil bit.  We both holding our pee, cause we don't wanna leave eachother.  And we slept with the window cracked so its freezing outside of these blankets.

For once in my life I want something Hollywood.  Yes...give me that Hollywood love.  Give me that driving down the coast in a drop-top with the wind blowing through my lady's hair.  Give me the rain scene with me in my trench coat waiting outside of my love's building.  Give me all of those Hollywood scenes with my fair cuts....straight action.  And no directors either.  And no cameramen.  Just us playing our supporting roles in the presence of love.  Now all I need is a date for the screening.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


pic by Ibe Soliman

You think you ready for what’s behind these doors? Nigga you think you could take that shit? This aint door #16 bruh. I hope u know that. You need some time to think about what youre about to do or you good? Oh you good nigga huh? Aint no good nigga shit back there tho….hope you know that again. Let me ask u something……what u doing round these parts anyway? What u had a bad night? What you mad about something? Oh they aint kick your ball over the fence, so now u think u ready to play in the big park…..with the big boys huh. I gotta tell ya, there's more wolves than boys tho. Teeth tear through flesh like it aint even there. But u ready tho…..hold on right there. I’ll be right back to let you in.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Artist Shine.....Jesse Boykins III

I wanna shed some light on a good artist friend of mine.  His name is Jesse Boykins III.  Soul singer from Miami, now living in Brooklyn.  I have featured some of his work on here before, but here are some new treats for ya…..
Interview by Tone


Uggs to Hugs – Kel Spencer feat JB3

Click on the link below to catch up on Jb3's remix to his latest album.....The Beauty Created
Jesse Boykins III

Thursday, November 5, 2009

100....shot by Ibe

In the words of Ibe....Another moving day, another video!!  This one is titled 100!!  Shout out to Ibe, Capri, Meezy, ...Chris Faust and Jay.

100 from Ibe on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This Old Man........

So this old man was walking. Each step was inch by bothered me at first. He was directly in front of me with having no space on either side of him for me to pass. A few seconds or so later enough room had emerged and I was able to pass him. Although I was relieved to have passed the man, I felt this drowning emotion as I passed him. I immediately felt a sense of guilt, and quickly thought for something I could offer in exchange for normality. "Excuse me sir"...... He didn't mumble anything, he did not raise his head, in fact it was as if he hadn't even acknowledged my presence. I proceeded on my way, only to look back every 3 or 4 steps till I reached the corner where I was turning. I looked back once more. This time the man looked up at me. We locked eyes for what it seems like almost a minute. He didn't speak a word, but I know if he would of.....if he would of, he would have said...... Children of my brothers and sisters treat us as if we are unfamiliar. Yet we are family. Destined by greatness, granted the freewill to join in unison to create greatness. How have the eyes of plenty gone without this vision? I heard your distaste with me, not because of anything you said. Your existence told me all. But I don't blame you, so you can let down that cross you bare. Continue on with your life's journey, our paths are more similar than they appear today. Remember there is only one finish line.

And after he would have said that.......I would have replied......FUCK OFF!!! OLD MAN!!!!!

Where the fuck do they sell hard hats at.......

shot by Curtis Reese

They want you to man up.  Gotta show growth in this world.  What are you becoming if u haven't learned anything?  And its fuck the cool minority too. You know the ones that became your new majority.  You gotta surpass them niggas too.  Them niggas be cool in their own situations and that aint got nothing to do with you.  It aint even pressure if you think about it.  Cause the shit seem so easy every time u read about it.  With these blogs n twitter you can't tell me nothing.  I already see what it is.  When niggas said u gotta make ya own lane.  They did not mention u gotta find a location. map it out. break ground. actually create a paved road. then add the dam lines.  I gotta admit I came outside with a metrocard n found myself in the middle of nowhere.  A million things to do yet I ask myself what I'm gonna do now.  Life doesn't give time outs for its questions. So here I am.  I never made a skelzie board before but I think I'm gonna give this road thing a try.  Now…..where the fuck do they sell hard hats at…?

They Shooting....

I just had to grab my bag and run. It was definitely one of those moments where you hear about a room full of black folks running at the sight of a few others with no questions being asked, except we wasn't in a room. We were outside chilling in the middle of the projects talking about working out. Ironically our talk was put to the test faster than we had anticipated. The sound of "Yo they coming! They coming!" was more than enough motivation to spark that evening sprint. It didn't matter who "they" was, nor did it even matter who was saying it. From the glimpse that I had seen and from the start of brisk movement around me, I knew what this was. Unfortunately this wasn't my first time in this situation. And yes I am grateful for this knowledge, as there was no hesitation in my movements.

Upon hearing the warning screams and glancing over to where they were coming from, I seen the person doing the yelling and I also seen the guys running behind him. I turned back to grab my bag of laundry and proceeded to take off with the rest of my cohorts with each of us scattering off into different directions. I choose to run straight under the building path, across the street, and into building 8. A few others arrived at building 8 from different locations, as the word had quickly spread that "they" were coming". Things died down and I walked over to a "safe zone" where I'd seen others began to regroup. As I mentioned before, this was not my first time and definitely wasn't the first for others who was around me. We kinda joked about it for a lil......that’s how we deal with a lot of our issues. Try and make the best of out the situation.

I got the low-down on what happened and it was the typical case of rival beef. They had seen one guy from my way and chased him back with guns drawn. No one was hurt this time, and this will definitely decrease my in the middle of the projects chilling, but for so many others this was just another 7:30 pm on a Monday night. The story stays the same minus the details. There should be a town hall meeting or something, but then again.......they shooting.

Friday, October 30, 2009

I aint the only one ready to change....

No Title......just real talk...

Alright now.....this ish has gotten out of hand.  I don't know if its because their daddys left them or what, but these rappers really believe that who ever signs them becomes the new daddy.  These rappers are starting to piss me off.  I listened to Beanie Siegel diss record towards Hov.  I'm not putting that nonsence on here, so yall gonna have to do your own due diligence on that one.  Its just sad.  These over 30 rappers with families to support have no real love for the game.  I'm starting to think Nas was right more and more these Hip Hop dead?  I don't know how you could say fuck a man publicly through song and then say its not a diss.  Jay Z is the reason why I even know Bean's name in the 1st place.  It also kills me how rappers get mad at their bosses for not coming to see them in jail.  I promise they didn't have that same attitude towards their white bosses at their "regular" jobs.  My momma told me a long time ago, she does not do jail.  If I....I wish "I" had more letters so I cud specify it more but ok....If I did whatever crime to get behind bars, then the only person I can blame is the first person I see when I look in the mirror.  And on top of that Beans did a year and a day.  You talk all this gangster talk, a year should have been a cake-walk for you.
It really gets to me, because when I walk around my hood, these are the people who my young brothers look up to and lifestyles they imitate.  And then they not even real.  How are you a real man, talking bout there’s stuff that you could tell B that will make her look at you different right now (referring to a line in the song).  It’s wack man.  These rappers have fucked up society.  And of course Im not referring to all rappers, but yes the majority.  I watched the BET Hip Hop Awards in disgust.   How can we support that garbage?  A bunch of buffoons jumping around on stage with cheap ass jewelry on.  How I know, because at every award show somebody’s medallion falls off or their chain pops.  This time it was Plies.   

I don’t know what we’re gonna do, but this has got to change.  Im not getting Bill Cosby on my brothers, but I can not get with people who will go to the death for something negative, but wont turn a cheek for something positive any longer.  And I have friends that I know from child-hood…..we gonna start knowing less and less of each other.  If you aint about change, then you about the same, and I’ve been big on progression.  Its time I start doing my part to add to it.  Its really about time we all start doing our part.  Not like Spike Lee calling Tyler Perry’s movies coonery.  Im talking becoming the 1st Black President kind of moving…..cause a lot of us have forgotten how we felt in November.  And here we are knocking on November’s door again.  This aint the time for amnesia!  And everybody don’t have to be a leader… fact we need more followers.  We need more followers for education.  We need more followers for peace.  We need more followers for love.  We need more followers for God.  We need more followers for us.  I don’t know how much time we got left here on earth but I have a niece and a nephew who deserve to live in a great world.  Im gonna have children who deserve to see the best of us.  I’ll work overtime today, so that they could see that tomorrow.  Obama has been talking about change for over a year now.  We all heard it…..lets start doing it!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In a Hum Drum town.....

This was a great night!!  I didnt even know TL hit the (1:31). Hum Drum will be the next released single.

Here is footage of Theophilus London and Jesse Boykins III performing Hum Drum at SOBs for CMJ Week...

more on Theophilus London
more on Jesse Boykins III