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Bangin in Ipod, Deck and Dock….

Posted in Bangin in the tape deck!, Culture, Family n Friends, Hip Hop, Life, Music on September 29, 2010 by bakerboi

Hey, hey, hey.  What’s going on my people?  How have we been doing lately?  Well, I know it’s been a while since I last wrote or spoke about something.  I know, I know I’ve falling off, but with good reason.  This past summer was a busy one for me, I had family reunions, work and businesses all running and happening at the same time.  It was a lot to deal with, talking about breaking down and not wanting to move.  Well, that’s all over now and all parties involved had a wonderful time.

Man, family is not the only thing, it’s everything.  Everything we do is a reflection in some way, shape or form of family.  Family comes in all shapes and sizes, you don’t have to be related to people by blood for them to be your family, did you know that?  Look, God puts people in our life for reasons and seasons, some longer than others.  It’s best that we just enjoy this shit (JETS, Curren$y shit) and focus on the positives and block the negatives and deal with them as a family.  Sure, there’s always going to be drama, what family doesn’t have any?  However, what doesn’t break us, makes us stronger and the what better way to become stronger than with the ones you love and love you.  So whenever you have an opportunity to enjoy you family take it and let all the drama go and always rep them JETS (Just Enjoy This Shit).

Segway on to the main topic of this post as it relates to family.  What i’m bangin in my deck right now is some fresh new music from Novel.  He has a new free mixtape called Legato Blues Summer (I don’t know why it a free mixtape, I woulda paid top dollar for this) that is on topic and is some smooth, fresh and soulful sounds that makes you wanna dance, cry and rejoice.  He has some appearances on here that need no introduction:  Lauryn Hill, Jazza Phe, Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke and  Chrisette Michele.  How much soul do you need?  This dude can sing, rap and produce.  He’s a mix of D’angelo, Smokey Robinson, Rakim, and Raphael Saadiq.  I’m telling you it’s on the one, jamming on the one, ja ja ja jamming on the one (who can tell me where that’s from, lol).  Here’s the link and I got some more, but I really got to listen to them before I give them love.

Novel- Legato Blues Summer

Free Mixtape, Pick It Up....


Bangin in the Trunk

Posted in Bangin in the tape deck!, Culture, Hip Hop on February 11, 2010 by bakerboi


I am listening to a new mixtape called Laura’s Tape (Mixed by DJ kingmost) by donwill (of tanya morgan). I must say it’s a refreshing and innovative concept mixtape. Sometime I wish I could buy some of this material I’ve been blessed to hear.

Oh yeah, I knew there was something I wanted to tell ya, last Thursday I was amazed and blessed to see Mos Def and my all time favorite Jay Electronica at The New Parish in Oakland, Ca. It was one of the best shows ever. Intimate, fresh and eye opening. There’s a whole different world out there where people feel real Hip Hop music as fans. I was inspired and felt some hope for my music, our music, our Hip Hop. I spoke with Jay Elect and I couldn’t really tell you what was said, but I came away him being a real humble dude. I do remember me telling him during my alcohol induce introduction, that with all the music he’s done for free that I felt like I owe him something and he was like “no, no I owe you, I owe y’all (while pointing to the crowd, when Mos was performing)”. That’s a true artist or maybe he was just saying that to get me out his face. Either way, I’m good and confident in my choice of music and artist to give my time and money too.

Now back to my music post, Laura’s Tape is a very good concept mixtape and it pulls it off because it integrates original music with popular music from the likes of Ray Ray and Omarion, it’s basically a broken heart, I’m in love and I hate you roller coaster ride. It’s great.

Here are of a couple more mixtapes I got and really, really I dig.
Joell Ortiz and Novel’s Defying the Predictable, which is a classic. It’s more on the R & B tip, but it works because Joell is a beast and Novel can really freaking sing. Curren$y, well what can I say. He never disappoints and you will not be with his latest Smokee Robinson. Classic joints, reefer joints, old school Chevy’s, good times and females. Get it, got it, good. Step your music game up.