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Morning Music: Nas “Stay Chisel” (Original Version)

In Morning Music on January 2, 2015 at 8:43 am

Nas-04“How can the mind grow, when you stagnant?/ Around dudes who too slow.”

While Large Pro is one of my favorite producers on the mic, the lesser known original version of “Stay Chisel” with two additional Nas verses, carries more favor with me, than the very good version that appeared on Large Pro’s “1st Class” album.

That second verse…

Morning Music: B.G “Hard Times”

In Morning Music on November 3, 2014 at 8:54 am

bg rapper“My mama crying cuz she think I’ma get my head bust
But I tell her growing’ up with no daddy is rough
Welfare ain’t enough
And I wanna shine
So I’m going get mine nigga and get out these hard times”

(c) Living Legend B.G

Morning Music: Pharoahe Monch “Bad MF”

In Morning Music on May 29, 2014 at 10:38 am

bad mf

They mad cause they can’t stop me. Cause I said fuck swag I got moxie.”

Sans the debatably, sexist language that concludes the first verse and  later transforms into the refrain.

I f***ing LOVE this song.

Not sure if there’s a official video for this track or not.


If someone could bring a creative treatment that follows the path laid by the lyrics of “Bad M.F”, to YouTube life, I’d be a very happy Hip Hop Head.




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MORNING MUSIC: Big Krit ft Yelawolf “Hometown Hero” Rmx

In Morning Music on May 27, 2014 at 9:41 am


“They quote what I spit like Confucius” © @BIGKRIT

I might be the only person on Earth in North America who hasn’t seen “Friday Night Lights” yet.


I choose to utilize this song, along with everybody else who’s seen it, divulging every single plot point to me.

As my ultimate cliff note guide.

SN: This is definitely the song that made me a Yelawolf fan.

Morning Music: UGK “Cocaine In The Back of the Ride”

In Morning Music on May 20, 2014 at 9:48 am


I could write a dissertation on all of the reasons why I love this song.


For now I’ll just keep things simple.

“Cocaine in the Back of the Ride” epitomizes the brashness that would go on to make Pimp C one of Hip Hop’s all-time great personalities.

His opening salvo, gifted us with the legendary “South Texas muthafucka, that’s where I stay!” line, while concurrently being utterly amazing due to the fact it was written and performed by a 17 year old.

To this day, I contend, that on Nas’s “Live At The Barbecue” is the only verse more impressively spat by a someone of that age. (B.G is the king under 18 Hip Hop albums)

From “I got a job for the city bitch, I’m shoveling snow!” to explaining how he will get fellatio by any means necessary, The Pimp’s star quality abounds all over this classic track.

While this early UGK work came before Bun B developed what has become one of the best deliveries Hip Hop has ever seen, he still rides this southern flavored Boom Bap rap tune with excellent dexterity.

This is quite the nice, if illegal in real life, way to start the morning.

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