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Marathon Monday 4/22/19 - SiR

April 22nd, 2019

It was an easy decision to follow up last week’s Big K.R.I.T write up with TDE singer SiR since the first time I heard him was due to a Krit feature on his song “Cadillac Dreams” from his Her Ep. 

If I recall correctly I actually came across this due to more by artist option in Apple Music, this led me to listening to the entire EP which features of my favorite SiR, songs “Tricky” which is no longer available on Apple Music but can be found online still. 

In 2018 he released his TDE debut album November which is easily one of my favorite RnB albums of the year, I still bump it front to back which is easy since it’s about a half hour long but that isn’t take away in my opinion. The first full track “That’s Alright” has one of my favorite lines in the pre-chorus “We prefer hearts at the door/ And I say the same thing about her panties/ All her little friends can’t stand me/ Cause they know, I would trade her love for a Grammy”

TDE definitely has another winner in Sir, and I can’t wait for more music in the future, check out all his music on your favorite streaming platform. I’ll leave you with a couple more of my favorite songs from November

April 21st, 2019

Check the Big Krit #MarathonMonday post in the link before the new one goes live! — view on Instagram

April 16th, 2019

Bury Me In Gold. Big Krit at Cervantes 2018. If you’re not familiar with Krit check out my blog in the bio — view on Instagram

April 15th, 2019

Today on #MarathonMonday I talked about @bigkrit who is tied for my favorite rapper and whose concert is the first time I took a camera with me (seen here from 2015) link in the bio! #themarathoncontinues — view on Instagram

Marathon Monday 4/14/19 - Big K.R.I.T

April 15th, 2019

Welcome once more to Marathon Monday, inspired by Nipsey Hussle I’m talking about artists I really fuck that I want to make sure I spread the word about. Today I gotta talk about Big K.R.I.T (bitch if you don’t know what K.R.I.T mean by now then you super late) he is easily one of my favorite rappers going right now tied with Lupe Fiasco who he just happens to have a song with (blog will only let embed 5 links)

Krit is from Mississippi which you will find out very quickly if you listen to any of his past works. Being from Georgia myself and growing up loving East Coast hip hop he is a perfect combination of music that knocks and lyricism. I first came across him much like Nipsey, on MTV Jams with the video “Children of the World” from his mixtape Krit Wuz Here

Shit was JAMMIN, dude was from the south, spitting that real, lyrics were fire, it had substance, everything I loved. I’ve been a HUGE Krit fan since. Now do your googles on Krit. He has a ton of mixtapes so get friendly with Dat Piff. He also has 3 albums. I personally recommend you listen in chronological order because he does reference his past work a lot and it’s all good. I want to drop just a couple of my favorite mixtape tracks starting with one that meant a lot to me and helped me get through some rough times including my grandmother’s death. 

I could keep posting so much about Krit, I just want to “briefly” touch on his albums Live from the Underground, Cadillactica, and 4eva is a Mighty Long Time, the latter being a double disc featuring the Big Krit side and Justin Scott side. They are all great albums, I just bring up the mixtapes first place to understand references and show the great between projects. That said you need to know about the original “MT Olympus” before he was forced to redo the beat due to sample issues.

As I said I could talk and talk about Krit and I feel this already longer than it should be so I’m just going to end this with his NPR “Tiny Desk Concert”


Marathon Monday 4/8/19-#TheMarathonContinues

April 8th, 2019

Welcome to Marathon Monday, this feature has inspired by Nipsey Hussle to spread the word however I can. Nipsey meant different thing to different people, like most greats he was a complicated person. I leave everyone to reckon with that as they see fit but I knew of him as an entrepreneur, community leader, and of course an artist.

When Nipsey was murdered most will agree it hit different than another rapper or celebrity dying. Bomani Jones accurately stated on his podcast The Evening Jones “The tragedy is when somebody dies and it’s somebody with vision.” When I had several friends and acquaintances mention they hadn’t known about Nip till he died I felt like I had failed as a fan. Even if I knew some wouldn’t have fucked with it, the fact that people I would normally share music with hadn’t even heard of someone I consider myself a fan; whose music I downloaded and when Victory Lap came out purchased. I was slacking and this is my solution to that so let’s get to it.  

I first came across Nipsey in ‘09 on MTV Jams with the “Hussle in the House” Video 

I was never a huge west coast rap fan preferring the east coast lyricism, but that Kris Kross flip, the gangsta shit he was talking, the video in the hood, everything about Nip drew me in. That said I didn’t really keep checking for him till 2013 when I came across The Marathon Continues on Dat Piff 

That tape made me go back to the bullets ain’t got no name series, Nipsey was the West Coast Jeezy in a modern era where you could see it all. You could see how he got out of his deal, you could see the proud to pay campaign, the marathon clothing, the interviews, the eloquence in his message which was all about motivation and everything seemed aspirational. 

His official debut album Victory Lap came out last year in 2018, universally acclaimed, grammy nominated, but more importantly no skips all heaters. 

Nipsey also did one of the rare feats of his album encompassing the same Nip we got from the mixtapes. Often the transition takes awhile or never happens but you could listen to this having never heard anything else from him and get his mission statement. Go give Victory Lap a listen then come back next week for Marathon Monday. I hope you enjoyed this small introduction to this Nipsey Hussle music.

April 4th, 2019

I’ve had multiple people tell me they hadn’t known about Nipsey Hussle till he died and I feel like I failed as a fan that people I consider friends even if they wouldn’t fuck with it didn’t know about him. I’m gonna start writing about music I fuck with on my blog to help spread the word at least a little #TheMarathonContinues — view on Instagram

March 31st, 2019

RIP TO NIPSEY THE GREAT. He did so much for his community don’t let the narrative be he was just talking gangsta shit. Listen to his interviews learn about what he did and was doing. We lost a real 1. PC: @gq — view on Instagram

March 27th, 2019

Editing photos from a trip to the Christian Dior exhibit. How does one insert personal photos well 😣 — view on Instagram

March 25th, 2019

“Had a thing for ya, even wrote the song "Dreams” for ya
‘Cause I had dreams for ya, thoughts of a ring for ya" — view on Instagram