Saturday, November 26, 2005

MOVING OUT...

I AM MOVING ON TO A GREENER PASTURE...

Check it out here... "Real Recognize Real"

Thursday, September 08, 2005

"Just A Moment"

-- September 8th, 2005 --

This is a quick PSA post...

First, I am in need of some assistance fellow Bloggers -- I am looking to change the look on this site and would like to know what I can do and if anyone would be able to help a brotha out? I need a new outlook and a blogroll so the cats who support me, I can do the same.

What's next on the agenda? I'm going to get into the mix with Bush, Condi, Haliburton, and the rest of those pricks. For those who really appreciate it -- heh, heh -- going give an ode to the Missus. I'm going to try and update more and more as time permits -- but I be a busy homie. Right now the focus is changing up the site. Peace. Suggestions needed.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

"Theories & Thoughts"

-- August 31st, 2005 --

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I have a theory -- it may be shocking to a few, but nothing new to the rest.

...George Bush is behind Hurricane Katrina's destruction.

Think about it -- since he's been in office we've had some of the most devastating events that have happened... EVER!

From 9/11 to the mudslides in California to the Aruba chick missing to those guys who put out that movie "National Treasure" with what's-his-face -- Bush is responsible. So, how can he not be behind Katrina?


"Tough Times Ahead"

-- August 31st, 2005 --

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Let me take out this time to send out prayers and wishes to those who have suffered in Hurricane Katrina's wake. I, personally, have family in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Mississippi [practically all] and even though we're not as close as family should be -- I pray that you are all safe and sound.

Because of punk-ass Katrina, the folks up North and to the West, must now suffer. I haven't driven my car since the end of July till this present moment. I probably will not drive my car unless absolutely necessary. Gas prices capped at $3.09 where I am at -- $3.24 and above in Cleveland. I was supposed to see the in-laws [Family] this weekend and it doesn't seem to be happening for fear of not being able to ever return because gas prices are so high.

As I have become older, my focus has shifted from legos to buying the hottest clothes to wondering how good my credit rating is. Although I have yet to get out all of my habits [you can't live without a PS2 or a PS3] -- money is indeed a serious topic. Where I am at, right now, in my life -- I feel like I'm robbing Peter just to pay Paul and I'm still broke in the end.

What can you do when you can only rub two nickels together and only pray for some more loose change? College -- hell, this adult thing -- is a drain. Between books, supplies, and the occasional need to eat -- this gas hike is one more headache not needed.


-- Sorry about not adding on further about the Latoyia Figueroa story, I am working on it. --

On a final note: Keep up the good work, Lady Love -- go for the gusto!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

"At A Loss For Words"

-- August 21st, 2005 --

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It's a got dern shame... This woman has gone missing for quite some time and there has been very little to no press concerning the issue. Yet, the Aruba girl is still missing and it's all over the major media outlets. That is not right! There shouldn't be a standard set on who can be found and who can't.

I'll be back later with more on this subject. Oh... sorry that it's late -- I would've posted it when it first broke, but I wasn't around a computer.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

"Better Dayz"

-- August 17th, 2005 --

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So, I guess that if the judge doesn't think he's a murderer... then maybe... just maybe I can cut him some slack. Things seem to be on the up and up, not just for Philadelphia's favorite hustler. But it also seems to be going good for the people in Atlantic City that can be able to live like like the Greatest Hustler to ever do it... Jay-Z.
Someone who isn't doing too well is everyone's favorite emcee -- Gucci Mane! I know he has to be fuming right now that his archnemisis Young Cheesy.. I mean Jeezy... has a hot burner with Jay-Z called, "Go Crazy" (Remix). Speaking of Def Jam -- it's amazing how catz don't honor Hip-Hop no more... that is IF this is true. These two boys should be ashamed of themselves.
That joint they "collaborated" on is indeed a hot one. If it comes out that it's not really their property... I predict a major fall from grace, and no Jesus Walks piece can save 'em.
Better days are to be had by friends and family alike -- my one-and-only, Ms. G-Money the Diva is working hard on her documentary, so continue to keep her in your prayers and please support the Black Filmmaking community. My ace boon -- Kent Lucas is chillin' with me as I write this. He's working on some hot material. He goes by the alias of 'Nuff Sed... so if he continues the progress that he's been making -- please support. Blitz -- the real People's champ -- is going to begin his tour. The album drops soon -- Sept. 27th, please cop conscious music. It gives Common a serious run for his money. It couldn't even "be" much better than anticipated [corny pun intended].
Better days are to be had by myself -- as you can see by the links at the top that your boy has been putting in some type of work. More work is necessary if success is to be attained. But I'm feeling the comradery that I get from new friends and haters alike. This is a new terrain that I'm venturing into and I'm learning the ropes as I traverse the barren plain.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

"Show & Tell"

-- August 14th, 2005 --

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Be on the lookout of that remix to "Go" -- produced by Jay Dee and featuring D'Angelo. Y'all ladies are definitely looking to see that in the video aren't cha?! When someone loves you enough to hurt your feelings because they see the best in you not being utilized -- it's a beautiful thang.

D-12 hasn't been making major moves, but... Proof and Bizarre actually have somewhat good albums. I don't want to jinx myself, but I have to enjoy this grindin' that I am doing. Major connections have been made.

I don't know if people have seen this -- but it seems to cause quite a stir of controversy. My man, Bomani got something to say about it here.

Moving on...

So Chappelle isn't returning at all -- sounds so sad. There are a few shows that are going for the comedy crown. Nick Cannon's "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"-inspired show... "Wildin' Out" and of course... "Being Bobby Brown."

This post really doesn't have much to do about anything than just having some updates and some coming attractions. Be Blessed and Stay Righteous -- and be on the lookout for an interview with the lover of all things thug -- Sharissa and hopefully, HOPEFULLY -- Lyfe. Stay on the grind.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

"You Show Me Something & I'll Tell You Like It Is..."

-- August 6th, 2005 --

That is what kept ringing in my head as I made my journey to the Student Center. "You show me something and I'll tell you like it is..." This will probably be my last blog post for awhile -- and I'm not saying that just so y'all can hit me up with replies. I have been held down for a long time in my life. Not by anyone but the man in the mirror. I've used crutches, excuses, and the like to make it up in my mind that I ain't shit. I cannot continue to think, feel, and act like this for it not only poisons my accomplishments, but it also pollutes the ones who I admire most in my life. Would Will ever tell Jada, "Baby, you had multi-million dollar success with the Matrix, but I didn't crack shit with Hitch -- so I'm just going to give up?" Hell to the nah!!! He continues because his passion and her passion are just alike.

I love this writing shit. I love the experiences that it has cultivated and the connections that have been established from just putting pen to pad. I do not think that I am the best -- but I do believe that this is my talent. But I must sober up. I am a drunk. Someone who is intoxicated from other's hard work. From Blitz to Ms. Steele to G-Money -- I have been sippin' the sweet taste of their success. Not like I've kicked the bottle of my own coattails -- I still highlight the work that I do on the net with Allhiphop or SOHH.com. But with those come slight glances as to what I can do if I really believe. I rarely believed that I could make it. I shortchanged myself ever since I was a teen, because I didn't know. Truth of the matter, it wasn't in me to find out. The motivation has been presence only in flashes and left as such. My parents have said that for at least a decade. "I wish that you had some of the drive to make it," or "You have the potential, now only if you had the drive to complete it."

I am a writer -- who hasn't challenged himself to truly get better. Have not read books to continue to expand my vocabulary, who hasn't even taken workshops to see if I can see a different way to approach a subject. My cop-out has always been that I didn't know. I didn't know was either a way for me to elaborate on why something wasn't completed or why something wasn't learned. I am a dreamer. In love with the world unfazed by reality -- which is why I am weak in most areas. I have a wake-up call. Truth hurts when it is from the voice of someone you admire. From Blitz to Ms. Steele to G-Money -- they all have said in reference to what they see Kevin as versus what Kevin could be accomplishing.

I thought to myself at a young age that I wouldn't die in Kent like my peers. I wouldn't be in Kent past a certain age because all of my "friends" were still here. At soon-to-be 23, I feel that I am doing good on accomplishing that goal. But... it. is. not. enough. The fire in me was ignited, truly, by Ms. G-Money's challenge of challenging one's self to be better. That was mid-December of 2004 and from that point on I have done more things in eight months with my writing than I have ever done just milling around getting remarks just because I could. From my first piece in HipHopDX.com to my latest one at SOHH.com -- I have been able to defy my own limitations that I didn't even see because I enjoyed what it was that I am doing. I have ever article I have written from then on saved, not only because it's what you should do, but because those are people who I can say, "Kevin has personally talked to..."

I am inspired by the accomplishments as others and use it as a tool or substance in which to validate or manifest my own destiny. Whereas, that is somewhat what we all do in our life -- I have yet to understand my own clock. What drives me to be me? I have a fear of failure, it hinders me from even trying some times because I do not want the rejection. I have a need to be wanted -- growing up I never felt "wanted", I have only felt as if I was there to be a follower. I felt that I knew everything and that was even wrong because when it came time to learn something, I was conceited enough to believe that I already was on top of the game. I believe that once you have someone who matches up and is there, TRULY there to ensure the growth of a union -- then changes will have to be made.

But this is one that I need to do for self. This is a journey that I need to have understood so that I, as a man, can truly become one. I am not independent of my parents [not to the extent that I should be at almost 23]. I want to be the person that I portray on Life's TV. In some regards, I am -- vibrant, strong, committed, earnest, and the like. But it amounts to shit if you aren't pursuing something. I cannot continue to praise the accomplishments of others without creating my own to be praised for self. The previous works, albeit worthwhile, are not unique to anyone. If I do an interview with Proof of D-12 for SOHH.com, chances are Allhiphop.com is in the works of doing one too. So what is unique about that? What is unique about me?

My desire is to be a great and accomplished writer -- not just in the vein of magazines, but anywhere that talent takes me. My loves are my influences. Television, the Internet, Radio, Music and Movies are all the things that encompass my culture.

I am complacent. I am so sure that this string of luck will continue that I do not make an avenue to create a new one if the other falls short. I did have it in me to discontinue my relationship with a certian online publication because it was raping me and others were providing better challenges. But I cannot continue to live being defined by mediocrity and passing it off as being the best. Whether that is fishing for compliments from the missing or assignment dropping to my friends just for the sake of hearing a "Wow." I do not want to die living in Kent, I do not want to live the rest of my days wondering, "What if?" I do not want to allow the woman in my life to feel as if she is dealing with someone who is afraid to pursue. Especially when I pursued her!!! It all revolves. And in the end it all boils down to myself -- what drives me? Is it to be the best, I feel so -- I do have a competitive spirit. But is it the best that I am doing or just settling for what is offered at the time? If so, how do you surpass what is being given to you and make a mountain out of a mole hill?