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"Things Just Ain't The Same For Gangstas..."

Random Old School Shot of Fat Joe & Lord Finesse

We alternate between being a "site" and reporting to a "blog" espousing our personal thoughts & beliefs.

This rip, we're gonna do a mix sorta like that Neopalitan ice cream.

"The greatest MC of all-time died on March 9th..."

Remember when Canibus said that?

Well, it seems another rapper is set to die on the exact same date.

Rapper Cool C's Execution Warrant Signed by PA Governor Ed Rendell

I don't know if I'm going soft or what but something about the death penalty as an option for punishing criminals has become less & less appealing to me over the past two years. I can still remember seeing money on Rap City back in the day with Steady B, and then reading the news years later in Rap Pages that the duo was robbing banks...but I never thought I'd read this about C.

A glamorous life it is...

Next up, speaking of behalf of myself and myself only, Wayne has pretty much lost the last ounce of respect I had for him. Yeah, he's lyrical when he wants to be and can do damage at times. But the whole "greatest rapper alive" schtick...I ain't bitin. But son lost me when rocked the tatted tear & the red rag. Let me see, if my memory serves me correct, he came on the scene at age 15, give or take. When did he have time to earn that tear? Was he gangbanging at 8?

But to hear him diss diss Juvie And B.G....and Mannie Fresh in his latest interview , plus other wreckless talk I've read on his thoughts on Katrina in Ozone (1 2 3)...I'm not feeling dude at all. Add to the facts the he does denies claiming Blood while rockin a red rag (a major disrespect to your set & frowned upon in gang culture, punishable with death or a severe beatdown)...sorry but Weezie F.'s street cred is in strong question right about now. Entertainment is entertainment but real is real.

I'll proclaim this for the world.

I sang along to alot of Ja's tunes when he was R&B crooning a while back.

You did too.

If you didn't, you either lived under a rock or you're living a falsehood.

With the way they flooded the radio, you had to know/like/be aware of at least one track.

So I give Murder Inc. their just due.

Apparently, some within the industry don't.

In this interview, Irv Gotti speaks some real truths about Rule No. 4080, fake friendships & fortitude. Like or dislike the music they created, but still give credit to them and Irv for having a stranglehold on the media for a minute. And Irv makes the point (which was also backed up in Kevin Liles book) that he'll be back stronger than before because hip-hop is in his blood. I, for one, can respect that.

Last but not least...

Marion Barry is still on that shit.

Let's get a few things straight.

I'll speak on behalf of Black folk here.

Black people still love OJ.

They still love Marion Barry.

They still love Tookie Williams & Larry Hoover.

They still love/hate Kobe (point spread is -2).

They still love Mike Tyson, Mike Jackson and any other Black person accused of some major wrong.

Ok, so maybe I'm just speaking for me.

Barry is wrong.

But if DC residents still love him, it matters not to me. It's their city & if they feel better about his time spent as leader of that city, so be it. And by all accounts I've read and heard personally, D.C.'ers still love the man strongly and are grateful for what he did for the city.

I'll pray for the brother in hopes that he eventually wins his battle with his personal demons and addiction.

For all of the above mentioned news, I dedicate this song.

Poor Righteous Teachers - "Miss Ghetto"

Please divorce yourselves from Ms. Ghetto ("..Ms. Ghetto you'se a slut so I'm divorcing you bitch!") so we as a hip-hop nation, a Black culture, and a country can rise up.


John Gotty™

Support the artists & buy the album if you like the music.

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Our Requests...Some our ours, others are others. But help us share, because we're all brothers.

• Gene Harris - In a Special Way (Blue Note)

• Mob Style - Game Of Death or any other album

• Sugafree - Street Gospel

• Animal Pharm - Pharmaceuticals

• DJ Ayres and JD - Houston for Dummies + Houston Rocks It [Bomus CD mixed
By DJ Eleven]

• Emanon - The Waiting Room

• Mission: - One

Bow Wow - Wanted

Goodie Mob - Soul Food

• Burt Bacharach Album w/ Dre production (yeah...somebody sent it in but it was only 3 tracks)

Stray Shots

Keep checking in because we'll be continually updating this section with some newer mixtapes that have dropped and other contributions.

The Grouch - Success is Destiny

Lootpack - Soundpieces: Da Antidote

Goodie Mob - Soul Food

O.C. - Word...Life


Federated/ Mixtape (Coast2Coast Reggae Club Mix) (70+ Tracks)

Bilal - Love For Sale (Advance) Change to .rar

Big Boi Prestents Purple Ribbon - Got Purp Vol. 2 PW is doroatbx

Chris Brown - Chris Brown

Beyonce - In My Mind

M.O.P.-St Marxmen-Retail-2005 PW is unlvsac, props due to that dude

VA - Tupac - The Rose Vol. 2 (I Only Follow My Voice Inside)

Little Brother - The Minstrel Show

Aceyalone - All Balls Don't Bounce

Phil Collins - Greatest Hits

Beyonce - In My Mind

Bow Wow - Wanted

Scarface - The Fix

Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 1 & 2

secret weapons mixtapes

Secret Weapons - Sound Of Thunder

Secret Weapons - Dark City

Secret Weapons - Hurricane Threat

Secret Weapons - Sausage and Pancakes

Secret Weapons - Lock and Load 2005

Secret Weapons - Streetmix Radio 2

Secret Weapons - Streetmix Radio 3

Secret Weapons - Rum and Raisin

SecretWeapons - Hurricane Watch

Secret Weapons - Wild Passion Extreme

Secret Weapons - The Suffix (lil wayne)

A Few Discographies

Please note - To save time & energy spent coding links, we've chosen to put the links into text files. Download, unzip, and the links to dl are there.

Five John Legend Albums

Lupe Fiasco - Farenheit 1/15 [All Three Volumes]

Musïq Soulchild Discography Props to DJ Shad

AZ Discography Props to TineFrank

Biggie Smalls - Library Of A Legend Props to Gettovetts

Seven Ludacris Albums

Golden Grain-DTP
Back For the First Time
Chicken and Beer
Mouth of the South
Red Light District
Word of Mouf
Ludacris Presents-Disturbing Da Peace-2005

Change the extension from .exe to .rar.

Props to Swizzle, Ruskimafiosi, Donpoppa & anybody else I might be leaving out for their contributions to today's post.

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