The old year is passed, the new one afoot and it all seems too soon, too fast.
When times get hard, and my mind gets clouded (and the gas prices are low enough), I hop in the car just to drive and zone out to whatever melody the stereo system opts to sing to me. Normally it’s either Joe Budden, Jean Grae or whatever other introspective loner is on my smoking playlist at the time.
These holidays, I spent the better part of my time transitioning into a new life for yet another year. Unlike before, it wasn’t merely a matter of finishing up paperwork, doing budgets, cleaning out the wardrobes and preparing for whatever lays ahead. I actually had hurdles to leap. Somewhere between house-hunting, car-hunting, losing loved ones and loving losers, I struggled to find time to sit behind my virus-infected computer and fix it, let alone prepare pieces for TSS (Sorry Gotty and Crew.)
But I return from my spirit walk with revelations, resolutions and rejuvenated vigor for 2009.
Clarity, dare I say. And just in time to make my New Year’s resolution.
As a good friend of mine, Mandy, always says “New Years resolutions are like crying babies in churches: they must be carried out immediately.” While cradling them is cute and talking about them could be fun, both things are pointless. Showing them off is just annoying and….well, the metaphor is self-sufficient and infinite.
My resolution for this year is to remain focused on my goals and dreams and dedicated to those who help make them come true. That includes you bummy fucks.
What are your resolutions?
Willy Northpole – Robot
Eminem – Break A Bottle
Strong Arm Steady Strong Arm Steady Feat. Mistah FAB, Planet Asia & Bishop Lamont – Sunny CA
Chamillionaire – Internet Nerd’s Argue
DMX – Y’all Niggas (Prod. By Jim Jonsin)
Nipsey Hussle – Got It Made
Mikkey Halsted Feat. Kaye Fox – Karma (Prod. by No ID)
Plies – Can’t Cry
Lloyd Banks – New Pussy (Props to X)
Strong Arm Steady Feat. Talib Kweli & Guilty Simpson – Give It Up
Emilio Rojas – Sounds So Good (Props to OS)
Travis McCoy (of Gym Class Heroes) – Let’s Get It On (Props to 2DB)