ear to the street

why does jay-z have a new single? can he please retire? that's devious! making everybdy think you're retiring so your album and concert sales would be record breaking. i really don't like him for that. i never liked him that much (I did respect though) but now i think he's just plain sneaky.

I haven't watched tv since aug 20 something... not a happy camper cause I feel like I'm missing out on some videos...

Camp Lo's new LP is fire. I missed them. Their off the wall lyrics (think GFK) are refreshing. Remember Luchini? and Sky Box? What are they saying????

Lupe Fiasco is fire. We first heard (in a mass production way) on Late Registration. Eh, not blown away. Cute but nothing serious. About 6 weeks ago, I heard his mix tape, Chi Town Guevara Mix Tape, DJ Envy Presents Lupe Fiasco...enthralled. At the risk of sounding corny, he's "what the game's been missing". A muslim, Lupe doesn't buy into the "foolishness" of liquor and women and other sinful temptations. But, as a person, he does recognize

I had a Geto Boy bop,
a Jay-Z boycott
cause he said that he never prayed to God,
he prayed to Gotti
I'm thinkin', golly,
God guard me from the ungodly
But by my 30th watchin' of
the Streets Is Watching
I was back to give him props again
And that was botherin',
'bout as uncomfortable
as an untouchable touchin' you
The theme songs that niggas hustle to
seem wrong but these songs was comin' true
and it was all becomin' cool
I found a condom on the ground that johns would cum into
and thought what constitutes a prostitute
is the pursuit of profit; then they drop it
The homie in a suit pat her on the butt, then rock it
It seems I was seein' the same scene adopted
prevalent in different things with the witnesses indifferent to stop it
They said don't knock it, mind your business
His business isn't mine and that nigga pimpin' got it

Lupe is BOMB!


jameil1922 said...

oooh wee! off the chain. (lupe that is). everyone who saw jay's interviews new it was a hiatus, not a retirement. he never said he wouldn't make another record. i DID think he would wait more than 2 years. that ain't even a hiatus. its like a brief yawn.

Stacie von Kutieboots said...

yawn is right.

on a lenny kravitz song, he said "i'm not rapping, i'm thinking out loud."

no ma'am.

jameil1922 said...

the bf has hated every post-hiatus verse jay has done. so sad.

Miss Ashli said...

you know i'm not as deep as ya'll, i'm excited for Jay's new album. Nov 21. And i love his new single, he's a little pissed that it got out already. but whatever.

The Very Reverend Ace Clemmons, Jr. said...

Jay-Z is a business man, first and foremost. he does what he has to do to keep his empire running along smoothly.