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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

don't like me?

then follow this...she says importanter stuff...i just title my stuff important...

wtf-ing f!

by this (in the aforementioned "also, check this out"), i meant this:


my link didn't work (for my twitter account). however, the title of the post was the link...so, just use that.

also check this out.


please tell me this works

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's Been a Long Time

Do you seriously expect that guy to be blogging?

I haven't been here in a long long time. I'm sorry for the delay. I was supposed to be telling you all about China, and my girlfriend, and my scholastic complications, and Almost Anonymous, and how the guitarist of Cuz I Wanna spent Spring Break in the hospital. And how I need a studio BAD, and all that…but, my scholastic complications have taken over my life and prevented me from writing to you for a while.

But, that’s basically it. China was awesome. I lost 20 lbs, danced with that girl, ate frog (don’t do it), learned how to bargain, and contributed to the Mandarin language (Jo Tai!). I really wish that I had blogged out there like I was supposed to. I’m not gonna be able to tell you all about it now. It’s just not gonna happen (FUCK YEA! – see, there are going to be a lot of unexplained insiders in the future, just like that). I might have been able to rewrite a couple days, but this was a month. Check out my pics on facebook tho.


But since returning from China, I’ve been busy as hell. This scholarship is TOUGH. Seriously, I thought this was gonna be easy, and it’s just not, and now I’m at risk of losing it…so, I’m trying my best to really get it together, but I may soon have a lot more blogging time on my hands…smh


I hate that all my music has had to take a backseat. But, I’ve gotten together with the boy $1 Bin (myspace.com/itsthenew), and the young homie Suspence (myspace.com/suspence1294) and we’re doing these Almost Anonymous EPs. $1 Bin got the dopest dope I’ve ever smoked, and so does Spenny, so…AA is poppin. Half Moon Music is almost finished, just needs to be recorded (SOMEBODY GET ME IN A BOOTH! I’M NOT DOWN WITH THIS BUILT-INTO-MY-LAPTOP MIC ANYMORE). And Cuz I Wanna will do what they do.

In other news, I got a girlfriend…I know, it’s weird. She’s dope…and, that’s all I’ll be saying about that.


Stz Almost

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ni Hao Pt.1

If you know me, you probably know that I’ve been heading to Shanghai for quite a while now…whether or not you knew that, I just touched down a couple hours ago. It’s currently 4:15 AM CST…which converts to 3:15 PM in New York.

Nothing too noteworthy has happened yet. We spent 22 hours getting here; flying from JFK to Beijing, and then from there to Shanghai. From the airport, some guy came out of nowhere, found us, and led us to a bus, and the bus took us here, to Shanghai University, where I am and will be dorming for the next month. I’ll be studying Mandarin Chinese and Chinese Economic History. I’ve never taken any Chinese courses…so, I don’t really have any hope of leaving here being conversational in Chinese. My intentions are pretty much to learn how to say I’m hungry! Where is the food?, etc. – Hopefully, I’m wrong, but I think that the 2 weeks I spent in Italy will have taught me more Spanish than this month in Shanghai will teach me Chinese. That may confuse some of you, cuz I’m constantly throwing Spanish into my lyrics…but notice I’ve never done a whole song in it…I can read and write Spanish at an okay-level…but I can’t speak well…I can listen well…but, yeah, point is, I’m not fluent.

Speaking of confusion, some may be wondering what I’m doing in Shanghai…I’m wondering too. But, long story short..I have a very generous scholarship (check http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/oaa/globalscholars.htm for more info).

Thus far, China hasn’t surprised me too much. They drive on the right, which I wasn’t expecting…but the things I was hoping were myths…are not. The water IS f***ing nasty, people are pushy, and most of them don’t speak English. Shanghai shares the same longitude as North Carolina, so the weather is bearable outside…but I’m freezing my ass off writing this. This is the main reason why I can’t sleep. The dorms are ridiculously cold. There’s an air conditioner in the room…so I thought I’d try to see if it was a heater too…and it is…but, it’s planted in the wall, pretty much on the ceiling…and warm air rises…I hope my upstairs neighbors are warm…I’ve been stanfing on my bed every five minutes to get some heat. I’m sleeping in long johns, sweatpants, 3 tees and a hoody…freezing.

Anyway, on to some music sh*t. Cuz I Wanna had a hard time getting together. The only days that landed between finals and…me going to Shanghai were December 23-26. It turned out the only day we were all down to record was the 26th, after 4PM. So, yeah—Sick With the Chill is never dropping…on to Long Distance in November 2009. We’ll drop some singles or something like that…but, other than that, look for the other releases throughout the year. I think this is probably for the best. For 2 reasons…The first being that an EP isn’t what we’re trying to drop. Our name lowers expectations, and Sick With the Chill would have certainly surpassed them; but not with the severity we’re aiming for. Long Distance will.

The Overactive Hiatus EP and LP have made significant progress. The LP is oddly coming together much quicker than the EP (sounds like Sterling might be dropping another project, doesn’t it?). A potential tracklist for the Overactive Hiatus album has been created. At the moment, it’s a 13 song, 50 minute banger. Should the EP be dropped, the LP would most likely become a 16 track piece, preceded by a few tracks that would have been on the EP, that would otherwise never be heard again. The tentative tracklist is mostly instrumental. I’ve got 13 beats that I’m like, “that’s album sh*t.” Of the 13 beats, 8 have lyrics…but only 3 are truly finished. The goal is to have completed the tentative album before leaving Shanghai.

Upon returning to New York, I’ll be able to start working with both BC, and with $1 Bin on our EP due around June/July. $1 Bin is some good ass producer type nigga from Harlem. I went to high school with him, and now that we graduated, we feel like runnin’ this rap sh*t. our EP should play like a Kweli/Madlib Liberation joint…but younger; which should mean more energy and Kobe ass lyrics…but only time will tell.

So yeah, you like how I went from 10 projects down to 4?

Avneet, I ain’t forget about you…I’mma try to take a nap…it’s 5:15 now.


PS-For more on $1 Bin:

Monday, December 15, 2008

Attn: Anyone having trouble downloading the mixtape

An all mp3 version is in the works; but for now.
The mixtape is now streaming on imeem.

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