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Instant Reflection

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2009 at 11:30 am

Every so often, we are abruptly reminded, that life is a fleeting experience.

While at work yesterday I took my daily passing glance at one of the many high definition televisions that decorate the workplace.  Usually the monitor is adorned with bombastic talking heads of a particular political bent, so I tend to look for other stimulus to engage my senses on after the initial glimpse of the screen.

Yesterday was different.

The Breaking news signature at the bottom to the screen was typical in nature but the imagery that accompanied it was far more disturbing than normal.

train 2

From what I could glean there seemed to be a train accident with one of the cars settled completely on top of another. It took a few seconds to register that they were local D.C “Metro” trains and millisecond to personally notify my being that I used to ride the particular line involved on a daily basis.

After making the requisite phone calls and e-mail ensuring everyone personally known was okay and ensuring others of my safety, I began to embark on a full night of watching disaster coverage which lead  to conflicting feelings.  While their craft is indispensable, I was disturbed by the reports seemingly feigned compassion for the victims of the crash, and incessant focus on death toll numbers. No matter ones profession, eventually everyone becomes desensitized by their work , the expression of that truism seemed more callous then ordinary yesterday though.

I had to question myself while in the midst of angry criticism however.   Why such concern on my part personally? Had I not been the same person who conjured up thoughts internally about tv shows and movies during a recent horrific tragedy?

We all must compartmentalize, and callous as it sounds, disregard death in order to function.  In the few instances we allow ourselves to become overwhelmed with empathy, sadness and anger, our understandable feelings sadly usually an adverse effect on ourselves as well as those around us.

So what is there to do? Personally I’ve decided to take the opportunity to invest one of the many time tested adages in concerning life.

Tomorrow is not promised

DA ILLNESS Presents “DA ILLNESS KNOWS THE GHOST IS REAL”

In Uncategorized on June 2, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Approximately a year ago a old friend lamented to me about their lack of music, and asked me what I happened to be listening to at the time and if I could send him some cds. After chastising him for even mentioning mailing as in “USPO” cd’s. I told him that I was on a heavy Joe Budden and Gucci Mane rotation and I’d lace him up with some ish he could download. That conversation would spawn “Da ILLNESS”

“Da ILLNESS” is basically a series of greatest hits collections crafted by yours truly. I’m not, nor have I ever attempted to be a dj, so these works are more amalgamations of the best tracks by some the illest artist than anything else. In other words…

My Ear  + My Hard Drive =  Excellence

The First ever ILLNESS created was

DA ILLESS IN THAT MOOD

In that mood isn’t  as many who received it at first thought a best of Joe Budden, instead it is a best of Joe Buddens amazing Mood Muzik Trilogy.  “In That Mood” turned out to be the perfect collection of music to.

A.Introduce those who never heard of Joe Budden to his music.

Or

B. Alter the hardened view many have that Joe Budden is wack as fuck. (p video)This is  Da first ILLNESS created and prolly still my favorite.

DA ILLNESS GUCCI MANE

I really can’t remember, but I would guess that I hadn’t decided that every ILLNESS had to have a catchy name when I made the one for Gucci Gucci. While Radrick Davis is known to create songs at a pace that can compete of 2 Pac and Lil Wayne, and has crafted many more bangers after this was created, anyone who wants to hear the many Gucci bangers from 2005-(early)2008  this you NEED  this in your life.  I find it amazing that that this collection includes 211mb and I had to leave music off of it.


DA ILLNESS PREDICTS DOOM

I basicly took a year off from making illnesses. Its not that I didn’t have Ideas  (show picture)  I messed around with the idea of creating one with a Jedi Mind Tricks Theme, a  “OJ Ain’t Locked UP”  assortment before Mr. Simpson was convicted and the Bolder Crest shortey made the whole world say “Aye” even a 3/6 version…which I quickly deaded upon better thinking.

It took my boy Dunn to bring the ILLNESS out of retirement when he asked me if I ever heard or listed to MF Doom….   Had I!!??!!  Mr. “overthrow it like throwing rover a biscuit” happens to be one of my current favorite mc’s so I was more then glad to create

DA ILLNESS PREDICTS DOOM

If there is a banging MF Doom Song its on this compilation. The only tracks missing are those from his latest Album “Born Like This” which I think you should definitely buy.

Now I bring to you

DA ILLNESS KNOW S THE GHOST IS REAL

Some mc’s no matter how high their talent level or connections to some the worlds my noticeable starts, remain relatively unknown to the masses.  Despite being associated with Puff during apex of Bad Boys popularity,  lacing certified hits by likes of Akon amongst others, and beefing with industry 50 Cent and Jay-Z and various times, Styles P has never really truly appreciated by those outside the underground realm.

Even those who have a ear for subterranean sounds and might even be D-Block fans tend to Jadakiss acolytes and diminish or worse yet dismiss Styles talents. This collection is for all of these types of people.

The “Ghost” as he adamantly  declares  himself  to be, is most certainly one of the hardest out. The adage of “Its not what you say but how you say it” greatly applies to Styles body of work.  Few other can express such strong conviction instilling believability within the listener while traveling  along a rugged landscape. Few artist can dully display such a penchant lyrical aggression and  poignant reflections of modern life.

You should definitely get familiar with the Ghost.

Once again  all of  DA ILLNESS’s  are available for download.

DA ILLESS IN THAT MOOD

DA ILLNESS GUCCI MANE

DA ILLNESS PREDICTS DOOM

DA ILLNESS KNOW S THE GHOST IS REAL

If you have any questions or issues with downloading the files just leave me a message in the comments, twitter, facebook etc…

Enjoy the music  fam..

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