Aight now this topic came about from me listening to a few songs on my ipod. Now I'm a hip hop head. I go back as far as KRS-1 to Kool Moe Dee to Run D.M.C. and up to Lil Wayne to Tip to Jay to Kanye, you name it. I'am hip hop ya dig. Its my culture, its who I am. The way I walk talk act and carry myself. So when its an issue with my culture I speak on it. The issue I'm having is this, Gangster Rap. Do I have a problem with it? Of course I don't. Why don't I? Because the hip hop culture is based upon being true to yourself. Taking your life your situations, your environment and sharing it with the world. Giving those who listen to you a chance to hear who you are. Your pain, happiness, thoughts, emotions, everything. That's what hip hop is based upon. Introducing yourself and describing your life each time you put your hands on a mike. Each time you step into a booth. Each time that you load up pro tools. Each recording, each song, each verse is your life on paper. Now for me, that's where the issue of gangster rap starts ya dig. Now I respect every artist out there doing there thing. I just feel like this culture needs to go back to the truth. And the truth is, if you just gross over a million or more last year from endorsements and albums and so fourth, then I don't want to hear you saying you struggling or robbing someone. I'm sorry. I know you want to connect with your listeners but honestly dude come on. You may not have forgot what it feels like to be in the house with no food or lights on, but its been a while since you had that situation. Now you can give us a story or two about your past or what you use to do and to me that's cool. But if you rich, I mean filthy rich....WHY ARE YOU STILL IN THE HOOD ROBBING MOTHER FUCKERS?! Just don't make sense to me. Furthermore I know gangsters, real gangsters. Not you "studio only" hardcore cats. And that doesn't mean every rapper you hear talking about the streets doesn't back up what he says. That's not what I'm saying. So don't read this blog and jump in the wrong rappers face. YOU WILL GET YOUR HEAD KNOCKED OFF TRUST ME. I'm talking about these cats who keep screaming they robbing this person doing this doing that and every chain you got came from publishing money. I'm just saying man. You ain't in the hood no more. Nobody is putting out the question if you been through it our not, WE KNOW YOU HAVE. Its just that you not going through it now. And the hip hop culture is being true to you, to the person you are. If you want to do it hood, tell us about your past. If you want to talk about your life now, stop saying WE going through the struggle. Because if two mansions a few Bentley's and throwing thousands in the strip club is struggling...THEN WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU CALL WHAT THE NORMAL PERSON IS GOING THROUGH?! In closing. If you want to hear an artist that really shares there life with you. I mean the true essence of hip hop. Well other than Marv & Cash, pick up a copy of one of Joe Buddens Mood Music Mix tapes. Doesn't matter which one. He keeps 100 every time. Not to say its other rappers who don't, but other than Marv & Cash, Joe does a great job at giving you him.
I know that I’m suppose to wait till Thursday, but I had to bring this to you. PLEASE GO SEE NOTORIOUS… It came out this Friday and I have already seen it three times. Don’t go and buy the bootleg, and if you do just make sure you support the movie first by seeing it on the big screen. This movie means a lot to the hip hop culture. It’s a must see. For those who remember the legacy of Notorious B.I.G. it really takes you back to the early and mid 90’s. It really gives you a first look of what hip hop once was. For those who don’t know or aren’t that familiar with the legacy, this is good hip hop education. I can’t stress how important it is to see this movie. The actors are great, the story is well put together, its perfect. Right now the older generation and the new generation of hip hop has a gap between the two and this bridges that gap together. Hip Hop needed this movie, and couldn’t had came at a better time. Okay so I’m out, I’ll leave you with this. PLEASE GO SEE NOTORIOUS!!!!!!!
Okay first thing first. This your boy Marv one half of Mar & Cash. I know, I know…I’m late on doing the blog. Its suppose to be every Thursday. Cash got on me about it, the management got on me about it, the fans got on me about it. I GOT YOU!!!! Before we even start though, I want y'all to educate yourselves on the incident that happen earlier this month. Be sure you guys either check the you tube search below or the blog Cash did about Oscar Grant. Its important that we do our part in this situation ya dig.
Okay lets get into what should had been my Thursday blog. This blog is going to be some shit…lol. The what should had been the Thursday blog is titled:
“THE TOP 10 THINGS GETTING ON MY DAMN NERVES!!!!!”
-10) Sandra Rose and her blog site www.sandrarose.com finding the dumbest reason to hate on the country’s first black president Obama. And the sad thing is she’s black!!
-9) Rappers, companies, etc…coming out with what they call a new shoe line that is nothing more than a pair of air force ones without the Nike check on them!!
-8) People sending me text messages saying that if I send it to ten people I will be blessed with a miracle. NEWS FLASH…God does not have a cell phone nor does he endorse Sprint, Nextel, AT&T or any other cell phone company you dumb asses!!
-7) New and old artist thinking that just because they have auto tune on their voice that the song is a hit. T-pain is great at what he do. So was Teddy Riley and so was Zapp Rogers. And Kanye does a great job. The rest of you should just leave some sh!t alone!!! If I can’t understand what you saying, then maybe you using too much damn auto tune on your voice idiot!!
-6)MYSPACE SPAM!! We could go for days on that one so I’ll just end it saying that its getting on my damn nerves.
-5) Artist going on TV looking for love. Come on man. Just say what it is. Your career sucks and this will be a great way to bring those numbers back up. And to the chicks, stop saying you love the person you and 20 other freaks are competing for. If that’s the case how come none of the people that win stay with the person they wanted when the show was being aired? Lets hope Ray J show tells the truth….if not…I’ll still be watching..lol. I been addicted to those shows since Flavor of Love.
-4) Hip Hop has enough dances. Please leave that alone. If I hear one more “Do The…” song, my head is going to explode. Not hating just waiting for something different.
-3) Before I say this let me say that I have love for all minorities and all races and all people. But I'm tired of people in America who don't speak English that give me an attitude because I don't speak their language.
-2) Even though I watched every episode, Real and Chance from “Real Chance of Love” is getting on my damn nerves. I’m tired of them acting like they from the hood. I’m tired of them crying on every episode. I’m tired of hearing any of their whack ass songs. And most importantly I’m tired of their stupid looking outfits. They are the newest members of Prince Revolution.
This is a piece from my upcoming release "The Freeway of Thought" that I thought I would share with my fellow bloggers. Comment and let me know what you think.
"Weather or not"
Its raining today And again I left my hat on the kitchen counter Right next to my ipod For the millionth time I'm not prepared for the unexpected The rain is cold and somewhat stings Each drop calmly walks from the tip of my thoughts to the souls of my loafers But yet I look so ready So expected of the unexpected My collar is up My hands are tucked deep in the pockets of my pea coat My eyes are nearly closed to protect my pupils from being flooded I strut through the sky's draining moment seeming to almost enjoy its drench I want to lie to myself and say that the down pour doesn't effect me But the puddles have begin to seep through my shoes My socks have a slight dampness to them Why did I wear these shoes If I would had took 30 more seconds to check I could had grabbed my hat I could had grabbed my umbrella If I would had stop to think, then maybe…just maybe I would had put on thicker socks But I….don't…stop…and…think I rush, I make impulse decisions and grow confused and question why the consequences are so great And if I can't understand the reasons then I find people to aim the tip of my fingers toward Point…blame So its just me and this rain and this mask Pretending as if I'm not upset from being soak And the vomit of this gray cloud is all too familiar The wetness…its outcome…its visit Again I saw the storm inching towards me But yet I fail to pay it any attention Its raining today And again I left my hat on the kitchen counter.
You have bloods, crips, latin kings, and etc. All huge gangs known for their territorial beefs, violence, and members that range in the thousands. As violent as they may be, none is more notorious than the biggest gang in America….."THE POLICE DEPARTMENT". I'm not sure how many of you saw the execution, (or are just seeing the execution) that took place in an Oakland Subway by Bart Police, but come on enough is enough. How longer is it that these terrorist can hide behind badges!?!....And not every cop is bad, its just the majority. Even in the Bart shooting after it took place, the rest of the cops stepped back in shock as if they were saying "why did you shoot him". From Rodney King, to Jenna Six, to the Bart shooting, how much more will we take? As sad as it may be, I think that they will end up putting this cop, sorry I mean Terrorist, in some hick town and hope people forget what happen. Yes he was arrested, but will justice be serve? Keep in mind he was only arrested to keep people from looting. DON'T BE FOOLED!! I feel that the police are granted a certain amount of authority and I don't have a problem with that. However, when that authority is abused then the consequences of their actions should be greater than that of a normal citizen. The same way it is for us. If you assault someone or murder someone then YES you will be arrested and convicted. But if you do the same to a police officer the time is greater and the punishment is worse. The same rules should apply to police officers who abuse the authority that they have been granted, but this can't be done till we speak up and let our voices continue to be heard. In this situation the victim was on his back with his hands behind him and his face to the ground. It was said that the officer mistaken his pistol for a taser. If you can't tell the difference then you shouldn't be a cop!!! And if you were going for you taser, what was the reason for that? The victim was in custody waiting to be handcuff and the others were calmly on there knees waiting for the same. For what reason did this man need to be tasered, or even worse MURDERED? And if he was causing so much drama, then why are the people on the train so calm about the situation before the shooting took place. If he was a threat then someone would had stated that. Bottom line this Father, son, friend, was executed by the Police. This cop should be given the same treatment that the victim would had been given if he would had shot and murdered the cop. Think about that for a second. If the tables had been turned. If the cop was on the ground, hands behind his back and the victim shot and murdered him at that moment….what would his conviction be? Exactly, and that's the same conviction this Terrorist deserves…And some say "well he can't be put in a regular prison if he's found guilty of murder". Why not? If you assault an officer they put you not only in a jail surrounded by correctional officers, but you are amongst half the people that are friends with the cop you have assaulted. Nobody says, okay "he/she did harm to a cop. We can't put them in prison with everyone else". No! You go to jail and they look forward to putting you through hell each day that you are there. In my eyes the rules should not change. A cop's badge does not change them being a person just like the rest of us. I challenge anyone from the person reading this comment to the Jay-Z's, Al Sharptons, Obama, to Oprah…to pay close attention to the case and do their part to make sure justice has been served. Not only that we all need to voice our options to make sure this never repeats itself. Its 09, we put a black president in the white house....we can change the laws if we want to. And if we can't change them…then we can at least make them fair. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idJAr6NUy3E
GOGGLE: MARV & CASH
"TO THE FAMILY OF OSCAR GRANT, YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE"