September 6, 2009 § Leave a comment
Alright alright....here it is. MY review of the long awaited "The Blueprint 3" album from everyones favorite rapper Jay Z. Now before I begin. I always have to state my position and why I am standing by my views...so! This is a review based on my own personal views and feelings towards the album. My views and opinions are in no way influenced by an outsider or third party. This literally me telling you why I may or not like the album. Sooooo the idea of a blueprint 3 had everyone in a frenzy that not only is JAY Z dropping another album but its going to be a THIRD blueprint !?!????? Nooooooo! This can't be true. But. It is....... A few moments later we found out that THE hottest producer is going to produce the entire album. Mr. Kanye West!!!! Nooooooo! And yet again. That was true. Now I would say the overall feeling towards that idea was 50/50. Because at that moment kanye was still on tour going around the world singing & crying on stage in auto-tune sooooo on the PRODUCTION side of things I knew BP3 was going to be illllllllll! Why? Because ye did it. So fast forward some more.....not only will Ye head the project BUT! Other producers like No I.D., pharrell, and timbo pop up....whoa. Whoa. Whoa..... Wait a second are these the same producers from BP x BP2 !?! uhhh yea. But also some new faces.... Now! That's where I got a little wierded out. New. Same rapper, new sound? This should be.........interesting? I mean... BP was a classic. So here's the third one...? Its not an american gangster...its MOS DEF not kingdom come 😦 nor is it a black album... Sooo what is it? It is Jay Z making GOOD music. Just down right pop the disc in a ride out good music. Which in MANY cases nowadays is RARE among the industry's leading artist. Jay managed to bring together creative,unique, and untraditional artists and producers on this album. Just because its blueprint 3 and a new JAY Z album we(especiallly myself) have a high expection for him to provide us with another "classic" well......ladies & gentlemen...... This is a classic. Yes, The Blueprint 3, is a classic. why? Well simply because its an album of progression. The way we are Accustom to listen to our music is ultimately not the same anymore. From the moment we press play to the very last second of an album. An artist has already taken us with them.on a journey through their minds and and creative process while entertaining us as well. From this moment forward...there will be no such thing as a "standard hip hop" album. From that being said. The blueprint 3. (to me) isnt THAT good. why? well its seems to be out of Jays comfort zone,
but on the other hand its his most creative work yet..
DOPENESS SCORE: 8.7 out of 10
*just my little 2 cents on the tracks.*
"What we talkin' about" ft. Luke Steele
Ummmm this was quite boring to me, lyrically Jay is being...well Jay. but the whole melody of this track is
annoying and I havent been to fond of Luke Steele...
"hold your applause, this your song not miness.." I feel like this track should of been on The Black Album, Jay is
really letting us know what hes done for the game..and well...
we should say thank you.
"D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"
ILL TRACK!!!! like this is mos def one of those tracks I keep in repeat
NOT ONLY IS HE lyrically MURDERING the track
but the sample is MMMEEAAANNN!!!!
those horns in the background, the drums,
everything is HARD! one of my favorite parts of the song is Kanye's ad lib in the back
yelling "you gonna too hard nigga!" LOL
"Run This Town" ft. Rihanna x K. West
ummm this is cute. lol
"Empire State of Mind" ft. Alicia Keys
AWESOME!! very verry very good song. this is what I mean when I say when this album is
one of jays most creative albums yet.
because of this track...
awesome song. and Keys is blowing on it. soo its mos def a classic.
"Real as it gets" ft. Young Jeezy
this has Jeezy on it. sooo its almost a 50/50 chance that its a good song. soooooo ummm its good, but its not.
depends on what mood your in.
"On to the next one" ft. Swizz Beatz
"hov on that new shit, niggaz like how come? niggaz want my old shit, buy my old album.
niggaz stuck on stupid,
I gotta keep it movin, niggaz make the same shit, Me? I make the Blueprint."
OK OKOK!!! when I first heard that line I knew what this album was about...
and the beat. MAN OH MAN! if you dont think swizz killed it, KILL yourself!
"Off That" ft Drake.
I'm salty about drake, hes not even rapping on this track.
and THIS track is what I mean about Jay being out of his comfort zone...
this track is just wierd. and the beat is a bit dull.
"A Star is Born" ft. J.Cole
this track gets is ill for ONE reason.... J COLE! #okbye. "got a glow like a lil light saber"
"Venus v. Mars"
ANOTHER jay out of his comfort zone track...
"Already Home"ft. Kid Cudi
ENTERTAINING! hands down, good hook, good bars,good topic, its fuckin dope if you ask me.
***not because I'm a kid cudi*** but this is a really good song.
I like jays delivery on this, and the beat is made chill... ride out to this one...
"Hate" ft. Kanye West
VERY jay, VERY ye. awesome track. but one of those i play every now and again.
and it only sounds good LOUD...
and oh Ye makes Lasers sounds with his mouth lol
This track is downright DISRESPECTFUL!!!!!!! lol jay just takes a giant shit on ALL
haters,doubters, critics, etc.
"MJ to summer jam, I got obama on a text" i mean damn jay. there
REALLY ISNT a need to remind us of your status...
but I guess it was needed. either way...after here this all the way through all I can say is: damn jay. 😦
"So Ambitious" ft. Pharrell
my twin aka Pharrell LOL really come thru on the beat and Jay rips it.
this song is just really really really GOOD. very motivational.
"Young Forever" ft. Mr. Hudson
the album ends just as it started, boring. this track is just eh. like why?
*im done that was my 2 cents on the tracks*
SO! be sure to cop this album 9-8-09!!!!(it got PUSHED UP btw...it was originally 9-11 LOL)
(if the format of this blog is a bit odd, half was done on my phone, other half on the computer, apologies.)
August 26, 2009 § Leave a comment
I need your help.
I wish it would just be here already.
Not ’cause I’m looking forward to graduating, but seeing the girl I love.
All I ever wanted was a chance to be with her doing whatever and having fun.
Right now, I can’t do any of that.
I can do everything else if she lets me and wants me to.
I wish she needed me, though.
Nothing hurts more to love someone when they are confused and don’t realize what’s being done for them.
I never had to be there.
I wanted to and I still am. And it feels like now I’m the one being pushed away.
Some love lasts a lifetime. But true love lasts forever.
A relationship that’s forever, with no ends.
But what I have is more than just a connection.
I have someone who I feel is truly special.
A girl that deserves to be happy.
Someone who deserves to be loved. But to be loved by me.
The longer she’s away from me, the more I want her to be in my life.
I don’t just love her because she loves me. I love her because of who I am when I am with her.
It hurts me to think that this could really be it. That its over. That I should just leave and find someone else. But thats not what I want to do. Would she really be happy though? Finding someone else. Finding a guy like me is difficult. but not impossible.
Maybe she will find someone else that is like me. Or she sees something in him that reminds her of me.
She always said we were two hearts as one.
And distance has brought us to were we are.
The only difference is I know who I love and always will love. NO MATTER WHAT.
I’m not going to just sit here and lose the most important girl in my life.
I will always be here for her. I know so.
I just wish December would come here sooner.
I don’t know about her, but I won’t just live my life without not getting the chance to spend time with the girl I love and care about more than life itself.
It’s painful that the messages are no longer the same. I call. The signal is always busy.
Having to almost plead just to speak to the only person in the world you actually want to talk too.
She said I was her no.1 and was the one who understands her the most.
Maybe one day she will realize that I won’t do anything stupid to hurt her like all her other boyfriends did…
August 22, 2009 § Leave a comment
HELLO HELLO HEELLLLOOOO!!!!!
whats up people it is I. Picasso, Premo, Pico, THE premiere poet, or whatever else you people call me. lol I just wanted to take the time out and THANK everyone who comes by the blog every now an then, and those who are weekly visitors! I must say I am flattered. 😀 BUT!!! guess what! i got some news….. (drumroll!) well.. then again maybe its not “news” but or less a P.S.A….
For those who have been apart of The society since day one, you know the overall message and purpose of the group. But if your new to the society, we are an organization of artists that just love to constantly create, and show appreciation for the creative.(In simpler terms.)
anywho, back to the subject at hand. The blog is going into its 2nd year (hence the 2.0) and I think I want to take the society into a different direction. I want to keep the same focus and purpose but I also want to incorporate more of a “variety” to say the least. sooo far the society has showed HUGE love and appreciation for artists, poets, writers, rappers, MC’s, and photographers…. within the next year. I want to add more. I want to have that and then some! I love ALL my poets the constatly contribute thier work to the society, but…. I would love to see more of the fashion designers, interior designers, graphic designers, sketch artists, graffiti artists, etc. basically I want the blog to take a more Artistic and more Passionate approach to everythig now.
also, I want to also make this blog more personal. for me. Now that I dont use facebook anymore, (I guess) its a good idea to make “ME” more accesible to the world… I HOPE this is a good idea. the rise of blogging is at an all time high, and I dont really want to be railroaded into a catagory. (with that being said) I also want to say that: THIS IS NOT A HIP HOP BLOG! (i repeat) THIS IS NOT A HIP HOP BLOG! soooo I appreciate the emails for mixtapes to be posted, trust I really do, but thats not ALL that the society is about. hit up my man 100-grand Rasheed @ www.datsdope.blogspot.com for that type of exposure.
BUT! again back to what this is about!
its a new day! the blog is a year old, going on two and its time to hit the REFRESH button. we got a NEW team, and NEW focus, and a NEW outlook on life! 😀
soo with THAT being said I want to introduce the new leaders of the society….!!!! (**= new)
Founder & Poet: Picasso R. (Me.)
Photography: Marlon S. & Alexa H.
Head of Poetry & Creative Writing: DeAnna C. **
2nd Head of Poetry: Michael D.
3rd Head of Poetry: Thandi P.
Head of Film & Visual Arts: Jonathan B. **
2nd Head of Film & Visual Arts: Jenay S.**
Head of Music: Tobi S.**
2nd Head of Music: Jamal F.**
3rd head of Music: Rasheed S. **
Head of Graphic Design: Rashad M.
Head of Fashion: Imani P. **
‘Boy Dynasty’– Michael D.
‘Preacha’z Son’– Mike W.
‘ThePoet’– Thandi P.
‘Radiant Theory’– DeAnna C.
‘LoveChild’– Merv B.
‘MakeLove’– Precious P.
‘D-Moe’- David H.
‘J.Ferb’– Jamal F.
‘DK’– Wayne W.
“Pure, Raw, & UnCut Talent”
August 17, 2009 § Leave a comment
if you dont know by now, my favorite photographer of this generation is Terry Richardson. sooo on sept 9th he will have this showcase of “Thriller Fashion”.. obvisiously a way to pay homage to the recent passing of our Pop Icon, Michael Jackson.
check it out.. I thought it was pretty cool.
August 10, 2009 § 2 Comments
“Hell Hath No Fury”
I keep forgetting that I need to remember the time spent,
I would just sit. pen in hand, pad in my hindsight, struggling.
words piece together, it wasnt rhyming.
I look back at my past, only to measure how Far I’ve been.
I only drop on one knee, to ask god forgive me of my sin.
I try my hardest to look past the brick wall, thick fog, and everything preventing from progress.
I eat whatever is in front of me, lord willin’ me to digest.
I cant let it get to me father, I cant digresss.
I give my all to everything, and everyone, I dont expect compensation or a thank you.
I just want to look you in your eyes,and see that I’m an angel.
For some odd reason, your perception and my expectations gets lost in translation.
I put my guards for a reason. season after season after season. trust me, there was a reason.
but this particular time….
maybe its the reason why, I’m forgetting that I need to remeber the time spent…
when they penetrated my guards, my emotions began to fall, grumbling down with it was all and everything that was right at sometime.
maybe it wasnt I had wanted, but it was comfortable for the moment.
sieze the day.
cant teach an old bitch new tricks, thats what the old folks say. I take heed to the words spoken, because their wisdom is my token to true happiness.
the rage of an angel has yet to emerge. constantly being pushed to an edge, but I wont fall off.
the times isnt now, lord willin’ its getting close…
As I walk through valley of the shadow of death…
I continue on this journey, alone.
heart reverting back to its form of stone.
I will fear no evil…
for the pain that resides in me. shall be released.
Hell Hath No Fury, like the broken heart of an angel.
*Picasso Speaks: whats up!?!!? I know its been awhile since I have actually posted something from me, on my own poetry blog. lol.. but anywho… I wrote less than a week ago. offff course i was hit with some random emotional feeling, so I translated it into this… and AGAIN for those who dont know. I NEVER ever. write about my life or me. unless I say otherwise. so this has nothing to do with me.(well maybe a little.) but still lol. I Hope you enjoy it. and if you have ANY questions, comments, or ANYTHING I am free to answer them. just email me or leave a comment.*
July 25, 2009 § Leave a comment
HEEEEESSSSS BBBBBBBAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The OFFICICAL original PremierePoet. My main man Mikey, check it out.
“All it Takes is Hope”
Sometimes, we just tend to over react.
Use to think it was the worst thing in the world.
That was ’til discovering only individuals know how to act in a more civil and calmer way.
Somewhere out there lies a person thinking of you, waiting for you, and dieing to kiss you.
For a distance so far, that it only creates a even stronger bond.
Not being able to be there when’s she sick, sore, tired and sad, even when she’s happy and in tears of joy.
looked into the sky, but couldn’t find MY star.
Just want to give the best of me to her. want to be the best she’s ever had. best she’ll ever need.
Hoping that what’s left of me, will be good enough.
Good guys are hard to find.
Dicks don’t grow on trees.
It’s rare you find a guy that isn’t all about the Sex
It’s his desire. What he really wants from you.
But if he really loves you, you think he’d patiently wait.
Honesty is the best policy.
In the end, neither women or men would win in a debate.
It’s all personal opinion anyway. Based on your particular taste and the traits you look for.
“The Good guys are slumping, but women who are smart and sophisticated take the bait and turn to waste, themselves.”
was inspired by my love and also for thelove of life.
The greatest of God’s many gifts.
If he/she wants and needs you in their life. They will find a way to put you there. And, if I say I Love You, will you keep me forever?
June 23, 2009 § Leave a comment
yup.! 😀 ssheeeeeeesss back!
I must say before you dive into this awesome poetry brought to you by the ONE and ONLY PremierePoet Society! (lol shameless plug) but! DeAnna has to be the coolest poet we have here in the society. I love alll you guys! but besides myself and Mikey B. this woman can write!!! and I love it! bc shes constantly creating and constantly giving 110% to the paper. THATS! what its all about people. THAT! is why she is a PremierePoet….
(sidebar: recently got an email stating that I (me) dont post poems as much as I used too. well to her and the rest of you guys my response is this: I’m Happy. lol thats why. I’ll explain later.)
NOW! back to the reason why this is probaly the #1 poetry x hiphop blog ever! 😀 lol
“She Mrs. His Lips”
by: DeAnna C.
I miss your lips
But most of all…I miss everything attached to them
I miss the way you used to fall asleep before me
Even though I couldn’t fall asleep for hours after it
I was lucky enough to see you in your most peaceful state
I miss the way you used to get up before me in the morning
And wave to me from your desk as I rolled over in the be d fighting the need to wake up
I miss the butterflies I would get in my tummy on the drive to see you
Even though I hated how long the drive was
I used to leave out ten mins early just so I could get to my car quicker
I miss leaning back a little in my cars chair durring traffic jams
Just so I could look at that picture of us I had tucked away where the side paneling met the roof
I miss not wanting to call you
Cuz I had just left your place and though you would think I was to clingie
heh..I probably was
I miss the way we used to pick apart other couples and their problems
Just so we could say “yea we could get through that”
But… I guess we couldn’t
I miss the fun we used to have
No matter what as long as there was us we could do anything and have a good time
I miss the way people used to envy us< o:p>
Not on no cocky shit
Or cuz they wanted what we had
But because that meant we meant something
I miss riding in your car
I miss sneaking into your room
I miss the fact that we never had to sneak into mine
I miss the feeling of my head laying against your chest
While I listened to your heart beat
Hoping that it would be in sync with mine
So I would know god made you just for me
I miss play fighting
I miss how you used to try and trip me all the time
I miss the way our habits would rub off on each other
Be honest before you meat me you never drank blueberry apple juice
Or ate a sausage egg n cheese on a bagle with butter and jelly
And lets be real before you I never liked the eagles
Or sante fe chick sanwiches…shit i still dont know whats comes on em
I miss the fact that we had the same friends
Now its like we have to take them in shifts….
Whos got weekend custudy of our crew this time?
I miss the way you would hold me and tell me there was nothing wrong
When my world was caving in
I miss the fact that you were the only one who could talk me out of my panic attacks
Your hand on my face
My eyes meeting yours
I miss when we were a we
And when i believed in us
I miss bein your Miss’s
I miss how my first name went so well with your last
Yea thats it Miss’s “him”
But most of all I miss you
…you know..the you you were before all the bull shit
Before all the confusion
So if you see him…
the guy I feel in love with
Oh…And could you tell him
His other half
Has Been Missin him (misses him)
“My Text Has Messages”
She got rid of everything about you
But she still couldn’t erase you from her heart
And she heard that they say love concurs all
But it cant change whats been fucked up from the start
They say love rights things
Well here love is writing down the things that are pouring from her heart
Behind each tear drop is feelings and shes got millions
So this sea is gonna need more the moses to part
She loved you like god did
Not saying she god like but her love was unconditional
Until she realized what the conditions were
Struggling to feed you all she had
In a relationship lacking substance
She kept trying to erase you
Cuz shes done with those feelings
Those memories that are worth nothing more then those nights you were with her
But just like text messages on auto delete
Her heart keeps sayin error
Those feelings are locked
Unable to be ereased
Whatever this is that is beyond sense
Matters of the heart cant be stopped