*Wink* Pretty Face Friday’s Simone Baptiste Respect Our Fresh!
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Mendoza ’83. Back On The Block.
Cam’Ron Will Do Jim Jones Numbers?
If he did, it wouldn’t be that bad, considering he’s on Asylum and the album has no real mainstream commercial appeal.
Jim’s numbers are poor for a major album with as much promotion as he has.
But honestly, do numbers really mean as much these days? Hardly anyone is moving units like they used to and I rteally doubt it’ll ever go back to how it was. I mean, No Limit’s Kane & Abel have a platinum record. You gotta love the 90’s lol.
Now that that’s out the way…
Morning y’all lol.
I like Simone. I actually like her a lot.
I could see myself coming home to her after a long day of work. She’d be in the kitchen cookin’ up (@ cam’ron) some hamburger helper – cheeseburger macaroni of course. I would walk around in public with her, holding her hand and whatnot. I’d be ready to defend her honor at the drop of a hat.
*Puts on The Dream Album*
*Jumps to track 7 – “Take her home to my Mama”*
Janet was so tight.
Those nike’s are straight crack!
9.2, what i needed to see first thing this morning.
she’d cook me dinner, i’d cook her breakfast, then i’d get some afternoon delight.
Just enough “round the wayness” to her.
Not the “half-breed” in the “traditional” sense. She’s more in the way of the hood-slash-exotic type….
Has the potential to look equally comfortable in a 5-star establishment, or ordering a #5 from McDonald’s…
or making a number five at mcdonalds
shes better then that cross eyed heifer from yesterday.
Not enough curves for my taste.
Still a cute chick.
Mmm…upon keen observation, this appears to be a leopardess. The rosettes in her colouration are employed during hunting, and are used for camouflage. She is not as muscular as the tigress, but her body is agile with impressive leaping and sprinting ability, which is witnessed here in this perching pose. She is nocturnal, sleeping in the trees by day but descending into the wild at night either for food or a fortunate mate.
I got respect for Joe Budden, however, Methodman is the bestest, without a shadow of a doubt.
Some knowledge from Melle Mel about the the Joe Budden situation. Realness.
To that end—and not to affect your vote— Senior Associate Editor, Keith Murphy, reached out to Melle Mel, the legendary MC who rapped alongside Cowboy (he’s wearing the baseball cap in the picture above) when they were both a part of the groundbreaking group, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. (Cowboyd himself had he not tragically passed away on September 8, 1989, when he was just 28.) Here’s what Melle Mel had to say:
“You know I heard the little controversy with Joe Budden thinking that he should be higher on the list. But he has to understand that once you go down chronologically, every MC had some type of influence that made them who they are. Yet everything Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, and MCs in our era, did was self-influenced. And that makes it harder to achieve that greatness status. Yet we stand today as legends, not just pioneers.
“When a lot of cats try to come up with Well, what did Cowboy do?it’s like what didn’t he do? Cowboy was definitely one of the most important MCs because of the fact that his natural talent and presence onstage was huge. He was one of the first cats to rhyme off the top of the head; he was the first to master the crowd response; [he] came up with a lot of the lines that rappers say now onstage. Cowboy came up with the phrase hip hop! He did it all. It just so happened that he passed at a young age and that’s what really put a void in Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. He was the spark of the group. When we would step onstage it was all about his presence and aura which were so big that if I had gotten one girl after the show he would have five [laughs].
“When you hear someone say When was the last time you heard Melle Mel?Well, when the first time you heard Melle Mel? You heard him in 1977. That’s sick for me to still be around when I helped start the genre that we perform in 2009. I don’t even believe that there are truly 50 great rappers. There are probably less than 20 for the sake of being real. After Rakim and a few others, you don’t really have one rapper that was an influence on the entire art form. To this day I don’t think there is a more important hip hop record than Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5’s ‘The Message.’ We took hip hop out of the party age with just one record.
“People today look back at pictures of us and they think that we were these weird guys who dressed funny. But what we were trying to do was break into the business on a rock ’n’ roll level. Forget about the rap and hip hop thing, because we conquered that. So a lot of the things we did went off the charts, just like a lot of things Cowboy did. He is pretty hard to sum up in one verse. Just like how 2Pac is not to be described by one verse—but by who he was, the impact he made and the life he lived—Cowboy, in his own way, is on that level. He is beyond what any other MC did that you could put on a list. He’s a legend amongst legends. When you ask what’s the story of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 and they think that Flash or Melle Mel is the story, but we are not. Cowboy is the story. If Joe Budden is No. 32, he probably deserved to be No. 32. If you don’t understand it, that’s not my fault that you didn’t have a better career. It is what it is. Sometimes destiny trumps the talent of youth.”
Well said Melle Mel, and so it is, everything is everything.
damn, melle mel spit that nice and good truth.
Melle dropping science!
Joe! no lie at all.
I went to high school with that girl.
She was in King Mag before too.
She is a sweet tasty morsel
TDB put down that cape, learn from Twista. LOL!!!!
You better watch them Creole girls they’ll put a Root on you! © Red Foxx
if those are simone’s natural curves & not airbrush, her body is tight.
melle mel ethered joe. maybe even more than joe ethers himself. method man is right to take the high road cuz win-or-lose, a battle benefits joe waaaaaay more than meth. not cuz joe’s better. but cuz joe needs this to maintain any lil’ relevancy he has. joe’s career is piss in the ocean compared to meth’s. at least 50 got rich & became a mega-star from calling folks out but that shit ain’t happenin for joe.
honestly joe is lucky to even be included on an all-time list cuz there are a shitload of rappers that coulda went before him. i think joe is good but a he’s a tad overrated, perhaps cuz real hip-hop fans are desperate for a new lyrical genius, someone who can influence others like melle said. but amongst this new crop of niggaz that emcee still ain’t arrived.
maybe joe will be humbled when tahiry dumps him once she becomes more famous… or someone offers her money to embarrass him. ‘cuz by showing her off, he exposed his weakness for enemies to see. to make joe look bad, all someone has to do is target tahiry. turn her on joe. and since it’s obvious she wants fame anybody who can further her goals has a feasible shot at that. It may not happen but that’s a heavy weakness to have floating over his head.
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