Song of the day 10/19/12

Can U feel Me? By Saafir

When I first heard Saafir, I was listening to Casual’s “Fear itself” album. His one verse song “That’s bullshit” pretty much bodied the entire album (which is saying a lot considering how good that album is). Back then, this is how new artists were often introduced. They’d be given a verse or a short song on another artists album and all their fans would be put on to the next big thing. It happened with Jeru, it happened with Nas, and Saafir was no different.
I can honestly say Saafir is one of those rappers that has never sounded like anyone. Even to this day. I don’t think people even really bit him enough to create a sub genre of Saafir like rappers (like people did with Freestyle Fellowship). He was truly a one of a kind type of rapper.
His debut album “Boxcar Sessions” dropped in 1994 and I think it threw a lot of people off. It was just so out there that I’d guess a lot of people didn’t know what to think. Think of a west coast version of “Tical” but with extremely abstract rapping. Granted, there are also people out there who consider it one of the better albums of that era but I’d say ,more often than not, people were kinda scratching their heads when they initially heard it. Luckily, it was also an album that, when you went back to it a year or two later, it made more sense.
This song, in particular was always a standout track to me. It’s a lot less aggressive than many of the songs on the album. Perhaps that’s why it jumped out to me upon first listen. Whatever the case, check it out and if you’ve never peeped “Boxcar Sessions”, get familiar with it.

Demo reviews vol. 9

It’s about that time again. Time for me to listen to the demo’s you people have sent me and tell you what I think. I promise to be nothing but honest. But, for many of you, that’s not a good thing. So much so that if you receive a rating of 7/10 in any category, consider your song the best thing I’ve ever heard.
As always, DO NOT SEND ME MORE DEMO’S RIGHT NOW. When I need them, I’ll let you know. I will say that that time is coming soon as a few of the saved files (where I kept all the entries on my computer) I had have been corrupted so in a few weeks or soi’ll be asking for new submissions. But, you know, don’t send me anything now cause I’m a stickler for rules and I won’t even listen to that shit.
If you’ve never seen this on my blog before, it’s very simple. Every artist/group sends me one song. I then listen to it once, , do a short write up and then rate it in a bunch of categories.
The categories are based on a 1-10 rating for the following
Vocals(if applicable):

Pretty simple and effective. I just ask you not to be butt hurt if I don’t love your music. Don’t feel bad. 99% of music is pretty terrible. It’s par for the course.
Let’s go…


It started out like i was gonna turn into a dubstep song so I was glad that didn’t happen. That said, the direction it goes is just kinda strange. I’m very on the fence about all that shit that comes in around 1:04. On one hand, it’s interesting but it doesn’t exactly sound awesome. So, depending what the artist is going for it’s either a success or a misstep. The drum are cool though.
Production:5 out of 10
Vocals(if applicable):N/A
Listenability:4 out of 10
Originality:5.5 out of 10

Song:Wolfs head

This is some straight up 96 underground kinda shit. I used to get sent all sorts of demo’s back then of stuff just like this. Not cause I wanted demo’s to review but cause I was a nerd who wanted obscure music. Anyway, this is okay. The beat is mixed kinda funny but could have been really dope with some tinkering. The rapping is pretty average. Not bad at all..but there’s nothing much to it. And the vocals sound like they were recorded on a four track in the mid 90’s. A little tightening of the screws on this one woulda helped.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals(if applicable):4 out of 10
Listenability:5.5 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

This is music to be asleep during. It might put you to sleep but you’re better off just being asleep the whole time. I get the vibe and all but the weather sound effects are just kinda overkill. At the same time, it’s far from offensive so, in the sense, it’s actually fairly listenable. The only problem with that is that it’s the type of music you forget is on and you could hear a whole album of it and not know the songs changed.
Production:3 out of 10
Vocals(if applicable):N/A
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:2 out of 10

Artist: Salty Prem
Song: Traveling Salesmen

Listen…I realize I open these demo reviews up to everyone but some of you need to realize that sending me stuff like this is just pointless. I simply don’t listen to this kinda stuff so my opinion on it truly doesn’t matter. It’s like asking a blind man to review outfits. This could be the best or worst music ever made within this genre and I’d have no clue. So, to all budding demo senders, take notice! I straight up don’t know what to say about this kinda shit. It’s okay…I think. I have no fucking clue.
Production:3 or 6 out of 10
Vocals(if applicable):N/A
Listenability:3 or 6 out of 10
Originality:1 or 10 out of 10? I have no fucking idea.

Artist: The Yes Yes Yalls
Song: 7000 (feat. Chuck Hammer
I bet there are some dudes in glasses and “where’s waldo” hats doing some vicious shoe gazing dances to this right now. It’s certainly different than what I normally get so that’s nice. I like the drums. It’s recorded well. The actual music is okay (the mellow break towards the end is my favorite part) and the singing is decent. The song writing is decent as well. basically, this is okay but not really up my alley to begin with. Still, for what it is, it’s good. In fact, I can safely say it’s my favorite demo of this batch thus far. That’s not great achievement but it’s gotta count for something.
Production:6 out of 10
Vocals(if applicable):5 out of 10
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:6 out of 10

Artist: El Topo
Song: Bite the bullet
This is a dope beat with a few faults. The drums are a tad thin and I don’t think it stands on it’s own as a song just cause you throw a vocal sample in the front. It needs more. That said, the sample work is excellent and subtle. Woulda been better with a rapper on it.
Production:6 out of 10
Vocals(if applicable):N/A
Listenability:6.5 out of 10
Originality:5 out of 10

Artist:Jamesy Downie
Song: Speak Easy

This is a cool beat and all but this isn’t “Let me review the beat you just finished”. Send me songs, goddamnit. Cool loop and the drums are okay (not great though). But it’s certainly a style that has been done to death.
Production:3 out of 10
Vocals(if applicable):N/A
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:2 out of 10

Artist: Fine Vinyl
Song: Thousand points of light

The whole thing seems off. The beat is kinda off key with itself and the rapper is very green ( and I don’t mean that he recycles). I can relate to this kind of rapping cause this is what every white dude who raps and wants to use a lot of words sounds like. It needs some serious refinement. The flow and voice are a long ways from being ready and they seem as if they’re trying to catch up with the lyrics. This is one of those cases where I’d hope this was just a hobby (which this totally sounds as if it is) cause the amount of work it might take the MC to become decent is terrifying.
Production:2 out 10
Vocals(if applicable):2 out of 10
Listenability:3 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

Artist: Chazz
Song: Fragmented
This is pretty interesting. It’s got those “found sound” type of drums. Whenever I hear them I honestly don’t know how the producer made them. Musically it’s dense but not entirely interesting. Still, it’s pretty solid all around and you can tell the dude who made it is trying something different.
Production:6 out of 10
Vocals(if applicable):N/A
Listenability:4.5 out of 10
Originality:6 out of 10

Artist: Mark A Schwartz
Song: Simone
First off, props on the illest music name of all time.
Secondly, this may be before the producers time but that sample is pretty played outas it was the centerpiece to a classic underground hip hop joint…

Still, I can’t expect every producer to know every song. Basically, this is well made just not incredibly original. Take it from me, a dude who’s sampled Nina Simone a million times, it’s past the point where it’s okay. Hell, when I did it in 2003 it was questionable. Still, like I said, all that considered, this does show promise as someone who knows how to make a good song.
Production:5.5 out of 10
Vocals(if applicable):N/A
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality:2 out of 10

Now, you tell me which one you liked the most:

Ask Dr. Tony vol. 19

The Dr. is in.
If you have questions about your shitty loves lives you’d like me to answer, send them my way! Email me at or leave them in the comments below. I’d advise to email me them though cause I’ve noticed when people leave them in the comments , my readers seem to think this is a great chance for them to dole out the advice and, to be honest, the last people you wanna take advice from are the people who leave comments on my blog. I love y’all but you motherfuckers are crazy.
Oh, and as always, let me just say that I’m not a licensed anything…I’m not a specialist. I’m just a guy who thinks he knows things and feels entitled to give you my advice. I’m a libra y’all! So there will always be a balance (if you believe in that kinda bullshit).
So, yeah, this is me helping you. YOU’RE WELCOME!

I’ve asked you many a question and you haven’t failed me yet. Here it is: i just moved to CA from AZ. Im dating a girl who i ADORE. I’m pretty much in love but i haven’t said anything because this girl “doesn’t want a relationship”. Im 98% sure its not cause she wants to date others; rather it’s cause she’s had a very rough summer (father dying, uncle dying, grandma sick). So i give her slack. Anyway, im going back to AZ next week for a friend’s wedding. And there’s a girl out there that wants to fuck. I kinda feel bad cause of my feelings for CA girl but i have no obligation to only be with one person-yet. Whatchu think?

You absolutely have no obligation to the other girl. You are free to do with your penis as you please until an official relationship been established. That doesn’t mean she needs or wants to know that. I’m assuming you’re young so my advice to you is to enjoy it while you can. Don’t prematurely tie yourself down based on what you think this relationship MIGHT become. I had a similar situation when I was younger that i still regret to this day.
I was 18 and had just left my first year of college. During my last week there, I hooked up with a girl who i had liked for the majority of the year. Problem was, I wasn’t going back to that school and she didn’t live anywhere near me. Basically, to any logical person, it was wrap. But I was in deep “sucker for love” mode back then and just kinda considered it to still be on the table. That summer I worked at a record store and one of my co-workers was this super hot girl who was very openly feeling me. I actually liked her too but my allegiance to the girl from college kept me from doing anything. Looking back, I wish someone would have smacked the shit out of me and put things into perspective cause me and that college girl saw each other only one more time after that and, obviously, it didn’t pan out.
So, do you. If it’s meant to be, you’ll be with this girl but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have fun in the meantime. Also, if you’re in that mode where you like her so much you’re not even looking at other girls, that that’s fine to. Don’t force yourself to have sex with other women. But don’t deprive yourself of anything either.


I’m about to turn 30 and I’m looking forward to it and embracing it as a forced personal renaissance mile marker, why not. Having partied my way around the world in my 20s, I’m happy with what I’ve done and am ready to set some adult type goals. I’m looking forward to making and saving some real money to live more securely, and I’m really pushing myself to write creatively, my biggest goal. A couple of years ago I realized my pay the bills type work could be done online, and I left my college town and cubicle job and friends with mortgages and wandered abroad. Doing the digital nomad thing was stressful at times but so great, and now I’ve been in the same Latin city nearly 2 years and am feeling ready for a stable dude. So it’s weird that I’m good at these big ballsy things, because the biggest thing I can’t quite pull off is decent self esteem and the relationship to go with it. I’m a very tall woman and that always made me shy, but I’m also pretty hot. Like, if I make a good effort, really hot, and then I can get anything I want, tables at packed restaurants, front of the line, blah blah.

But it scares the shit out of me to attract any kind of attention, it has since I got hot in my teens. I let myself get fat and get acne through college to hide, and though I’ve gotten over that weirdness, I still prefer jeans and a tshirt. Adult dudes do not go for this, and can smell my insecurity and think it’s unreliability, which it’s not, I’m a good girlfriend. But people I’ve known for years will see me without glasses in a dress and be shocked. On several separate occasions, 30s/early 40s guys have given me non sleazy pep talks along the lines of–you so clearly don’t know what you have, you could get whatever you wanted if you learned to be confident. So I feel uncertain about how to be ok with some sexual attention, in the name of dating and kicking ass in general. Also, I’m only going to get older, I should be able to enjoy this while I can. But it’s hard to be looked at by strangers. I can’t really bring this up with many other girls without getting into eating disorder territory (not a problem I have), and when I’ve asked guy friends their response is basically, heavy is the head that wears the crown. I’ve dated good dudes in the past, but have been busy with my travels for awhile now. My parents weren’t around much when I was a kid, but I don’t have anything messed up to get over either. There’s no drama or trauma behind it.

In summary–how do you deal with attention, and what are your feelings on hotness and confidence?


So, just to be clear, you’re hot?
Cool. Just checking.
This is a strange question as I’m not a female who is hot. The type of attention i receive is wildly different than the type you’ve received. People either recognize me as “Blockhead” (this almost never happens , by the way) or they just take one look at me and think “Oh look, a white guy in his mid 30’s”. Not exactly rolling out the red carpet. So, for me to tell you how to deal with people being attracted to you? That’s a tough one. Deal with it. Enjoy it. It won’t always be there. You gotta understand that simply by being beautiful, you have the power. People are going to care more about what you say and do compared to your more homely counterparts. That’s just how it is. At the same time, you have to come to grips with the reality that a lot of these people treating you nicely have an agenda. Like all the males you know have told you, heavy is the head that wears the crown.
To be honest, you sound like a person who has been told your hot some many times that you’ve accepted it but I’m not 100% sure you actually believe it. This whole question reeks of insecurity. I don’t know if that’s cause you feel like you’re gonna be alone for the rest of your life or maybe you feel your personality doesn’t match your looks. Who knows? The hottest girls in the world are insecure about something. They just hide it better than others. Join the club.
I will say this, no dude is complaining about the girl who likes to wear jeans and a T-shirt. No guy is complaining about a hot girl who does it even more so. Like I said, you have the power. Guys will adhere to you.

Was wondering what are your thoughts on women using the “this is not a date” argument nowadays? It’s me and her, the attraction is there, the feelings are there, but most women consider it as “not a date”. i always found it kinda weird.

That’s just them setting up boundaries. Perhaps even them trying to manage any expectations you might have. Sure, the attraction may be there but you also may be kinda sleazy and trying too hard to get them drunk. They might sense that and just wanna establish a definitive “We may be flirting and you may think this is going somewhere in particular but don’t get your hopes up , dude” kinda vibe.
On the other hand, it could also be like that thing girls do when they go home with and say “You know we’re not having sex, right?” which is code for “You know we’re having sex, right? Just don’t think I’m a big slut about it”.
Between those two options, I’d honestly say it’s more likely the former that’s going on. I can’t say I’ve been out with many girls in my life who went out of their way to declare what was going on in a negative kinda way. In my eyes, if a girl said that, it would be her pumping the break a little. Even if it said in a coy manner, perhaps you’re coming on a little strong. Ease up on the cologne , bro.

Why are women so batshit crazy… creatures who actions are based nowhere upon any logical schema I can deduce.

I was dating a girl about 6 months ago and she got flighty because we were both moving. Starting something new with an expiration date is always tough and I understood. What I didn’t understand was why she broke the news to me via email and went directly to no-contact. I’ve done the no contact thing before, but only because it was necessary (stalkers, crazy crazy bitches, etc.) We had a good thing, it was just a bad time. Life/lemons.

Anyway, about a month ago we had both made our moves and I had a few whiskeys and decided to send her a text just to see how everything was going for her once she moved. That turned into us sending some emails, then a few phone conversations, then she flew out to the middle of nowhere to visit me for a long weekend, a concert, and some hiking/backpacking. She apologized for being immature and not handling me and the situation right the first go around… an apology which lasted about 20 minutes and I couldn’t get her to shut up. The rest of the weekend was awesome, we were physically inseperable, talking about me moving out to where she is a.s.a.p…. if there was a perfect weekend (at least for me) it was probably it. She invited me to visit her in a few weeks which sounded good to me, she was already planning the trip and where to go. She texts me when she lands and then the next morning using pet names and how she misses me already…. then she fucking did it again…back with the no contact. Its been 7 days, she didnt return my phone call we scheduled when she left, she didnt respond to the text i sent 4 days later making sure she was ok.

What the fuck, boss? Her flying out here to visit, her apologizing, her saying everything shy of I love you and then disappearing? I just don’t get it.

I don’t know if all women being crazy can be attributed to this one girl. I mean, trust me, I know where you’re coming from but it sounds to me that this girl is just flighty in general. Dating a fickle girl will ruin your fucking soul. Long distance relationships will also ruin your soul. I’d say this has more to do with those two things as well as that she’s immature and doesn’t know how to communicate.

My guess would be that she has/had real feelings for you that you stirred up when you started texting again. Then when you guys spent the weekend together, she dove in head first (as flighty people tend to do withe everything). After that, she went home and probably realized the reality of the distance and she freaked out about it. Thus opting to just drop the whole thing cause she didn’t feel like dealing with it. Some people just choose to shut down , rather than deal with things where they’re going to ahve to hurt people. The fucked up this is they don’t realize that, by not communicating, they’re hurting the person way more that way. It’s some pussy shit for sure.

So, it could be that OR there’s another guy at home and his proximity>>>>>the love you two share. You never know.

So really, she’s far more inconsiderate than she is lacking in logic. In fact, pulling away from a long distance relationship is pretty fucking logical. But ask yourself this: Do you want to be with someone who’s both inconsiderate and flighty? I wouldn’t. In fact, those are two qualities I would avoid as much as possible. Trust me, you do not want to seriously date a girl like that. You’ll be in a padded cell within a few months.

Some new tour dates! US and Europe!

Hey everyone…So, I got some fall/winter shows coming up all over the place…I want you to come to them. That’s all I ask.
Peep these dates and ,hopefully , I’m Playing near somewhere where you live. If I’m not, don’t think it’s because I don’t want to play there…it simply cause no one is booking me there. Trust me, I want to play everywhere. In fact, if you know people who put together legit shows and would seriously want to bring me somewhere, tell them to holler at my booking agent, colin ( ). Help me make it happen cause I pretty much only go where I’m invited.
Okay? great.
Now, the dates:

12.8 Los Angeles, CA @King King hollywood
12.12 Atlanta, GA “Trinumeral Fest” @ Terminal West
12.13 Fairfield, Conn. @Stageone
12.15 Brooklyn , NY @Paper Box
12.21 Austin, TX @ The Parish

Hope to see you at one of these!

Answers for questions vol. 106

Hello everyone.
Another week, another batch of questions. SPEAKING OF QUESTIONS…my stack is running low so let’s get pro-active…Send me questions! Get creative! DOn’t ask me what inspires me or where I got the name “Blockhead”. YOu’re better than 97% of journalists.
So, think up a good one and send it to me at OR leave them in the comment section below. Let’s do this, dewds (and girls).

whats your take on sleeping with a married man? or vise versa

I actually did a poll about cheating a few weeks back but I suppose this a little different.
It’s one of those things that just sorta happens and spirals out of control. Obviously, cheating on your husband/wife is a terrible idea but , if you’re a single person and just wanna fuck? I simply don’t think it’s your problem if that person is married or not as long as they’re willing. I mean, it’s far from ideal and a shitty thing to do but the weight of it shouldn’t be on you. You’re the single person.
It’s one of those situations that people who are conscientious about consequences and the feelings of others simply don’t let happen. But, alas, most people out there don’t give a shit about that kinda stuff (even though they may claim to) and peoples moral compasses are all sorts of fucked up.
So, if this is a girl asking me this question, I say “Do what you want but be prepared for what may follow”. Just remember that you’re doing all this for sex. Like you could be ruining someone else’s life so you can get a penis inside of you for 15 minutes. Doesn’t seem like a fair trade but, hey, whatever floats your boat.
If it’s a guy asking me, there’s nothing I can say cause I’ll assume you already fucked that dudes wife.

This is a subject I’ve been hoping you would mention again but I haven’t seen it brought up so I’m curious. I just watched ‘The Art of Rap,’ and it made me wonder if there was word on when DJ PaWl’s documentary ‘Adult Rappers’ (if that is actually what its called) will be released? Is it finished? I assume he got the money he needed to finish it, but it’s just been a while since you spoke on it

Adult Rappers_Tease_2 from @pawlmadethis on Vimeo.

As far as I know it’s going well. I believe they reached their kickstarter goal and they’ve been interviewing all sorts of people.I did my interview with them over a year ago but gauging from twitter updates, all is going well.

Block, what are your thoughts on domestic foxes as pets? I, mean, they’re more dog than cat.

Until this moment, reading this question, I didn’t even realize that was a “thing”. I know nothing about foxes beyond that they’re always kind of portrayed as assholes or french in cartoons. So, I can’t say I’d want some smarmy little orange frenchman runnings around my crib all day. Still, I’m sure they are better than cats cause, as well all know, EVERYTHING is better than cats.
Things that are better than cats include:
Getting locked out of your apartment in your underwear.
Sharting in your pants while on a date.
Seeing someone have seizure.
Taking the first bite of a meal you’re excited about only to find out you’re allergic to something in it
Getting hit in the balls lightly so it just kinda vibrates your entire body and hurts way more than a solid kick.
Seeing your mom cry.

so firstly, the question, my girlfriend actually mentioned this in the car the other day (we pretty much exclusively listen to your shit while driving)..

have you ever considered scoring for movies? your music is very emotive, would you ever consider like watching some movie on silent and scoring a soundtrack to it?

my gut reaction was that you’d be on some ‘fuck that shit i’m from Manhattan and i just make music as it comes to me’ steez but can you please give us your thoughts..

Fuck that shit, I’m from Manhattan and I just make music as it comes to me, bro.

Really? You actually think that would be my reaction any question regarding anything except “where can I get a good slice of pizza?”.
As for as scoring movies, I’ve never done it but I’ve never been asked. Well, I should amend that. I have been asked but it was for no money and that type of thing is a SHIT LOAD of work. Enough work that I would need to be greatly compensated for it. It’s like making an entire album that has to be synched to visuals. That’s insane.
Another aspect of this that may hold me back is that I sample. A lot of people who make movies (and commercials) don’t want to touch artist who samples out of fear the might get caught and sued. And it’s not like most movies have a budget to pay for that kinda shit. It’s very justified so I con’t really be mad at it.
All that said, if the right opportunity came along, I’d certainly score a movie. I’ve had songs I’ve made used in movies, tv shows and commercials but nothing I’ve ever made specifically for that show/movie. Scoring is a whole different ball game.

What’s the block’s policy on the following while in relationships:

Open door shitting
Joint bank accounts
Watching the others shitty shows
Hanging out with their shitty friends or family
The “who/how many ya fucked” talk. (don’t know if this one is pertinent to you.)

Good questions…especially when asked to a guy in a five year relationship.
1)Open door shitting
It’s simply not okay. Ideally, I’d want my girl to not be anywhere near the bathroom when I’m in it and vice versa. I have a bathroom door that doesn’t shut all the way. She’ll be roaming around outside the door sometimes (her closets are right by that bathroom) and it’s definitely interrupts the vibe I like to set while shitting. That vibe? Complete freedom to make whatever crazy sounds I want with no embarrassment attached.

2)Joint bank accounts
It depends on what you both do and why you need it. My girls been angling for one for a while cause she’s sick of writing me checks for her half of the bills. understandable. I’ve simply been too lazy to go get one done but I’m not opposed to it at all. The one thing about doing that is that it’s a deep commitment. Now your money is together. You break up or have one person in the relationship with money issues and you’re fucked.
Personally, I think the best idea is to have your own accounts but create a joint bank account that you both put money into in order to cover joint costs. That seems like the only logical idea, unless you’re married and shit , in which case, I suppose joint accounts are the norm, right? I have no clue what the fuck married people do.

3)Watching the others shitty shows
Eh…to a point. Dvr exists for a reason. I watch tons of shows my girls doesn’t give a shit about and vice versa. I feel no obligation to watch any real housewives shit or “Say yes to the dress” the same way she’s feels no obligation to watch ESPN’s 30 for 30
or Boardwalk empire (notice how unshitty my shitty shows are though? That’s a whole different discussion).
I feel as if there is enough time in the week that you can both watch what you want without having to subject the other to whatever bullshit you happen to enjoy.

4)hanging out with their shitty friends/family
It’s part of the deal, right?
The secret it to manage it. I have friends who date girls and they seem to be constantly getting dragged to awful event after awful event. The worst is a girl who’s way too involved in her family. Like they have family dinners every week and it’s an obligation. Fuck that shit. It’s all about picking the opportune time to see them. The right holidays or occasions. If you’re lucky, their family doesn’t live where you live and it’s not that big a deal. Or, if you’re luckier, they have a cool family (who happens to live in another state).
As for their friends, it’s another case of luck. For the most part, my girl has nice friends who I get along great with. So, hanging with them isn’t a problem. The only time it’s an issue is when I’m the only guy with like 6 women. On paper this sounds great but it’s the fucking worst. Have you hung out with 6 drunk women before as one of their boyfriends? It’ll make you hole up and watch sports for a week just to shake off the over abundance of estrogen you’ve been smothered in. Little know fact, when you’re not angling to fuck any of them, large groups of drunk girls are the fucking WORST (still, not worse than cats though). I’m sure the same could be said for groups of drunk guys but I’m so used to that at this point I don’t even notice how obnoxious we can be.

5)The “who/how many people have you fucked” talk
This is some kiddie shit. No adult should give a shit what happened before them. If you do, you’re an insecure pussy. Sure, i don’t want to hear the lurid details of the last five guys that blew my girls back out but I also don’t give a shit that they once existed. I’d imagine there are people out there who’ve done some serious low life things that would rather keep it under wraps, then do it. Lying about shit like that isn’t even that big a deal as long as you’re not putting the other person at risk. I’ve always been very honest about it with my girl. I’ve got nothing to hide in that respect. The only thing I don’t let out is names and details, unless I’m asked specifically. That just seems unnecessary. If she wants to know, she’s gotta ask and I’ll tell her but I’m not about to just blurt out shit just so it can be heard.

Song of the day 10/12/12

Rap Sheet By Gunplay

(Side note, the song of the day is different than the one in the video above)
I feel like, at least for my readers, there may be a bunch of mixed feelings about Gunplay (the rapper, not the act of shooting things). I could be wrong about this but it wouldn’t surprise me if a decent portion of you guys take one look at him, hear one song and write him off as just some typical thug rapper who’s down with Rick Ross. I hope that’s not the case but it wouldn’t shock me.
Anyway, I’m here to tell you to take a closer listen. First and foremost, this guy can rap. In fact, he can rap his ass off. Not that this is a marker of greatness but he does harken back to an earlier time when a rapper could be both intelligent and ignorant at the same time. While his topics may not exactly be your cup of tea IE:guns, selling drugs, doing drugs (especially coke), he’s one of those cases where the skill and overall entertainment value should outweigh any “issue” you might have with what he’s talking about. The last artist(s) I can think of who got this pass was the Clipse. He’s funny, he’s clever, he’s got tons of personality and he’s one of those rappers who you actually kinda believe when he says crazy shit.
In fact, just this past week, he both got into a filmed scuffle with 50 Cent’s crew
and turned himself in for armed robbery. Yeah, it’s been one of those weeks.
Considering the Armed Robbery thing, I’d imagine there’s a chance that it might be a minute until he drops something new so here’s a new song I just heard this week.
This is actually a fairly toned down Gunplay. I don’t think he even mentions doing coke once in this song…the header video , however, is more or less what he’s about though.
Anyway, what are your thoughts on Gunplay? Here’s a poll…