Officially 11:16, and I'm up trying to calm my brain and ease my mind so I can drift off to sleep. Its not working, lol. So I decided to get some things off the brain. I had a nice productive day and overall weekend. Trying to get a lot more accomplished and done. So I've been working my butt off(my favorite expression).
Still trying to get my car so I've been saving up for that, with the expectation its coming sooner then later. I have been in the studio a lot, and I've also been catching up on some reading, and tuning in to a lot of artists coming out and their music as well. Which brings me to the whole reason for the title of this blog 'The Beat Goes On' its been hard for me to find something to really catch my ears so I've been on the search to find connections, so to speak. Looking up mixtapes and checking out a lot of MUSIC! I just got put on to the livemixtapes.com, website which I really like it has been helping me fill up my iPod that I've had since Christmas, that still doesn't have 1,000 songs on it yet. But, anywhoo the mixtape world is where its at. Many artists who are mainstream have still keep their fingers/roots planted in the mixtape to create that 'street buzz' and to also keep it. One of my favorite artist Papoose, is definitely somebody you all need to check out. He is not only street smart, but he is book smart as well. Educating people with his 'Law Library' (suggestions on the legal procedures and routes to take when you find yourself up against the law) song, and is thug-a-cation, educated thug mentality he shows that its still hot to be smart and street savvy as well. Although he has still not released what was once his heavily anticipated album 'Nacirema Dream' (Nacirema, being American spelled backwards.) Fans still have a strong love for this very talented artist. You all stay tuned for him.
These days good music is hard to find and so you have to continuously be on the "hunt" for GooD music. Myself, I listen to what I can understand lol, something that will not give me a headache, and that after about 10x reply I have the words down. People in my generation often refer to the 'old days' of hip-hop, r&b, and rap, when considering when the era of Good Music was. However, artists today are 'hot' they basically make songs about what is relevant to those in my generation and younger, rappers like Gucci Mane, and Young Jeezy for example are what's hot and considered to be among the best rappers in the game today. Among Lil' Wayne, Drake, T.I., and others. These rappers still get a high buzz, as if they were fresh off the block, where rappers who are into the 'free you mind', 'group think' movement, like Common, Talib Kweli, Nas, and Murs are not given such a worthy repor, and therefore seem to not consistently exist on the rap scene as some other rappers do.
Does that say the quality of music is decreasing? That the minds of those being enteratined by 'what's hot' are not as eager to embrace what's new/different verses those from the 'fight the power' movements? Whichever your mental (vibe, flow) is don't be affraid to listen outside the box, let the new-age era of music beat go on. No one wants garbage to take over the radio. God Bless yall, and I'm out. *Cheez*