In the 7th person...

it was explained to me that "If you refer to yourself in the third person, by a nickname, that YOU gave yourself, that's called the 7th person." -MJ Infamous

  1. And what am I supposed to do with THIS…

    Strictly from a music fans perspective.

    Nawl from a hip hop fans perspective, what the fuck am I supposed to do when the artists that we trust to maintain some degree of quality control just the let the lames run around the industry cashing checks? Even worse they cosign the foolishness in an effort to cash out aswell?

    I went through this dilemma back when Talib Kweli collaborated with The Game, and again when Phonte and Jean Grae collaborated with Lil B. Artists have been blaming the labels for decades for the decline of “the real” and I’ve been sitting right here DJing from week to week watching these same artist compromise their brands. Send shock waves through their stanlike fan bases and respond with a simple “Hey, ya’ll just don’t understand, this is a business”. Almost as if today’s hip hop artists forgot what it felt like to be a fan, forgot what it took to build their fan base, or perhaps forgotten what their fans want.

    As I was preparing for my weekly Purple Tape music reviews I came across this… G Eazy. I won’t refer to him as an artist. Artistry requires talent and seeing as how he is being celebrated for mimicking Drake I can’t credit him with anything but style jacking. The thievery is noticeable no more than 30 seconds into the project, from the flow, production style right down to the ad-libs. I’m not a huge Drake fan but I respect andunderstand his purpose. What bothered me the most was seeing the collabs/cosigns on this project.

    E-40 has spent a great deal of time seeking credit for his linguistic contributions to hip hop culture. So if strikes me as super odd that he’d collaborate with a stone cold thief. There can’t be a respect for this guys “talent” there has to be other rea$on$. And in which case the labels can’t be made the bad guys. Moral of the story kids… it’s not your fault. You didn’t kill “the real”, the artists did.

    Posted 2 months ago


  2. And then there was that Birdman interview. #tbt

    And then there was that Birdman interview. #tbt


  3. Okra & Red Pepper Soup with Pounded Yam (in this case mashed potatoes). We used to watch my father chop okra almost every Sunday while watching 60 Minutes while smelling the pepper soup cooking. To be able to recreate my favorite Nigerian dish from memory gives me the greatest appreciation for our culture. #nigeriastandup #cookingwithAM

    Okra & Red Pepper Soup with Pounded Yam (in this case mashed potatoes). We used to watch my father chop okra almost every Sunday while watching 60 Minutes while smelling the pepper soup cooking. To be able to recreate my favorite Nigerian dish from memory gives me the greatest appreciation for our culture. #nigeriastandup #cookingwithAM

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  4. #Cyhidaprince #blackhystori is DOOOOOOPE #workoutflow (at Fitness 19)


  5. As I sign homework slips, I’m reminded that lastnight was mad real. #thursdaysatsilkcity. @afrodjiak and I witnessed some thangs out there. #wolfpack #ADA

    As I sign homework slips, I’m reminded that lastnight was mad real. #thursdaysatsilkcity. @afrodjiak and I witnessed some thangs out there. #wolfpack #ADA


  6. #springcleaning 😒


  7. Ayo… EASILY one of my most prized records. A @djcashmoney12 mixtape on VINYL. #tbt #phillyshit #215CMPD

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  8. I REALLY hope they’re not somewhere broke #theboys #215CMPD


  9. "Hey remember that time I saw you AND HIM, walking in the rain? But then I was like it’s cool, just lay ya fur on the hood climb up here and let’s just talk it out." #beforetherewasdrake lol #215CMPD


  10. "Ayo my raps is like ziti!" #wutang #215CMPD