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"I'm Well Known In The Hood..."

"...Like the dopeman phone number
Roll anything I can throw some 24's under
Nigga talk bad 'bout the man
But I sho' wonder
Why the dope boys fuck with 'em
And the hoes love 'em..."

We find it hard to bring you new groundbreaking material somedays.

So sometimes, we have to go back and check the appeal of some of the old stuff we once listened to.

Personally, T.I.'s been getting alot of burn in the whip, especially this disc.

It's thorough.

Now, down here on this side, we was rockin T.I. when he was still T.I.P. and I'm Serious so don't get it twisted. But real is real, dude has shown more growth than any other artist that comes to mind.

I've heard bitches say TIP's appeal is his swagger, his scrapes and brushes with the law and his thug posturing.

I guess it's the same for dudes because I see it the same way.

He pops that thug shit, and even though you know he's a little dude, you get the vibe that he means it. The little jail stints only give a little more weight to his claims, no pun intended. And, TI's got a lyrical cockiness that won't put him near the "greatest" but he flows in and out with the beat so fluidly. His voice is just another layer to the track. And his words are normally on some smooth shit when spittin to the ladies (go back & listen to "Let's Get Away"), heartfelt when speaking on his past or rocky present ("I Still Love You"), and accurate when he speaks on his city and the game (see: "Look What I Got"...& let us not forget he's the one who brought us the word "trap" on a major level).

T.I. - Trap Muzik

Still one of the best discs that dropped over this past year. The Memphis boys keep finding new ways to freak their sound and bring new artists to the table.

Frayser Boy - Me Being Me

And this one takes a nigga back to the mid 90's. Walkman on with the big ass ear muff headphones. Zoned out walkin with a mean mug. Blowin L's on the roof, gone like two sheets in the wind. Camoflauge fatigue gear and Army Navy hats. Pissin everywhere in public. Breaking day on the highway OT'in or waking up in some random crib in some random side of town.

In other words, gutter. Savage shit.

And the musical landscape these dudes produced made the perfect backdrop.

The Beatnuts - The Beatnuts

Mary J. Blige - Breakthrough

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Ludacris Presents Disturbing The Peace 2005

Notorious B.I.G. - The Lost Chapters

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Snoop - Welcome To Da Chuuch

Madonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005)

Big Boi Presents Got That Purp Vol. 2

Respect due to RSun, Retro and everybody who pitched in. Sorry if you didn't give me a name with your links lol. Remember next time if you want a little proper shine.

Real talk though, it takes a village to raise a child & a lot of motherfuckin help to keep the spot pumpin. If you got something to share, share it by emailing us.

Come see me/us @ myspace as well. Fuck it yo, you already killin time.



Stray Shots

Stroll on over to to pick up some Xmas music while we lounge on that for a post. Titles include...

James Brown - A James Brown Christmas

Brady Bunch - Christmas With The Brady Bunch

The Chipmunks - Christmas With The Chipmunks, Volume 3

Kenny G - Miracles - The Holiday Album

Jingle Cats - Here Comes Santa Claws

Ren and Stimpy - Crock O'Christmas

Tony Toni Tone - Three Different Albums

Black Moon – Total Eclipse

DJ JS-1 & Dub-L – Ground Original

Killarmy - Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars [1995]

J-Live - The Best Part

Daddy Yankee - Barrio Fino

Rawkus Records Presents - A Decade of Rawkus

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Morris Day - What Time Is It

Toni Braxton - Libra

God's Property - God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation

B.G. - Heart Of The Streets

Groove Theory - Groove Theory

Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage

Ashanti - Concrete Rose

Ashanti - Ashanti

Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun (2000)

Kindred The Family Soul: In This Life Together

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2. A. Download the file.

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