December 30, 2010

Dearest Grip Plyaz,

Dearest Grip Plyaz,



I've been following your music for sometime & I must say the documentary is definiately a good look.
Its always good to see where an artist comes from to what they've become.

Everyone has a story, albeit positive or negative, interesting or boring, fulfilled or still in progress. For Grip Plyaz, his story represents one able to transcend across multiple boundaries. The “underground” Hip-Hop scene loves him and holds an unfathomable amount of admiration for him. The skateboard scene sees buddy as one of their own and he doesn’t even skate.


Thanks to Chilly-O, the three part Purp, Wind & Fire documentary sheds light on one of Atlanta’s most promising upstarts. Weaved in between well placed performance scenes, 4th Ward’s finest explains why he is who he is and others eagerly explain why he’s so well respected in a city known for its musical history. Hopefully our track record is certified by now, so cosigning something lackluster doesn’t fit our billing. Click play and learn yourself something.
-J.Tinsley [smokingsection.uproxx.com]



PS: 'Project Hoe' is my shit!!

Dearest Kanye,

Dearest Kanye,

"My presence is a present...kiss my ass".


I heard this song a while back, but I must say the visual makes me like it a little bit more.
What the hell was the point of Ross being on the joint...what'd he rap like 4 bars? [Im not complaining though, just saying.]
However, I really enjoyed you & Sean Carter's verse. Nicki's is straight too. I guess.
I'm not too big of a fan of hers so I usually block her out, but some magazine said her verse on this song is the best verse of 2010...::side eye::




I must say I'm loving the heels in this video, especially the black ones in the beginning. Sex-ay.
I think the video fits the song...you know the scary asses arent going to like it though.

Dearest Friends,

Dearest Friends,

We've been punked.
Yesterday, during the hiliarious tweef [twitter beef] between Chris Brown and Raz B a link was posted with the title "Suge Knight has been arrested for Tupac's murder". Immediately I clicked the link to see what was up & the below video popped up.




Now, the first time I watched it  my jaw dropped. I really believed it was true.
Then, I watched it the second time & noticed the May 2010 date, the 2 different newscasts & realized some genius punked us all. I couldn't believe it. I bet the jerk was sitting at home laughing his ass of at how the twitter world was going crazy over some video he cut & pasted together.

After all this, what have we learned children?
Not to believe everything we hear...unelss it is presented  by a reliable source.

December 29, 2010

Dearest TRIMM,

Dearest TRIMM,

"If not for me, girl, do it or the rent money...


...go head shawty, shake it for the rent money."

I swear I have to be your biggest fan & have been since forever.
So, you have no idea how excited I was when I ran across the "video" below.
Although this song is quite explicit...its a winner.


"I promise I wont use my hands unless I throw a stack or two..."

For all these  guys who visit gentlemen clubs, the ladies who are strippers or wish they were...you'll really love this joint. Promise.
To check out more great music by TRIMM check out TRIMM.bandcamp.com & twitter.com/TRIMMdotMarley


December 22, 2010

Dearest Travis Porter,

Dearest Travis Porter,

I'm not really a fan but...


I really like this "Make it Rain" joint.
Everytime I hear it I immediately want to go to a club & shake my ass...while holding a pole.




Ever since yall have appeared on the music scene, Atlanta radios & clubs have embraced yall 100%.
I remember going to the club once & seeing everyone go crazy when that "All the Way Turnt Up" joint would come on. I could only imagine how wild they're getting once the DJ spins this.

December 15, 2010

Dearest Kevin Hart,

Dearest Kevin Hart,

You are SO DAMN FUNNY!!!!!


Last month my baby brother blessed me with a ticket to your 'Laugh At My Pain' tour & I CRIED the whole time. I swear you have to be my favorite comedian...next to Martin.
Now, all day I've been hearing about some chick's weave getting caught on fire & had no idea what the fuss was all about...not until just now when I saw your reaction. CLASSIC!




I had to watch this video hella times just so that I could catch everyone's reaction.
Homegirl's hair was on fire for 5 full seconds before anyone noticed.
I know she had to be embarrassed. How do you return to being sexy after that?
Especially after your reaction. My question to you is, how did you jump up so fast & manage not to spill a drop of damn Ciroc?

PS: Congratulations on your 'Seriously Funny' DVD which is currenly 3x platinum.

Dearest Bryan J.,

Dearest Bryan J.,


I had to immediately hop on this laptop & write this love note to THANK YOU [& J.Que] for yall's rendition of "Let it Snow". I have not been in the Christmas spirit until maybe 10 minutes ago when I clicked the posted youtube link.




I want this on my ipod immediately. You both were blessed with such soulful voices. I LOVE IT!

PS: Shout out to Greg [aka @3_Ghee] for the cameos of him in the fridge... LMAO!

Dearest Friends,

Dearest Friends,

A few days ago I received an email about featuring an independent artist on my blogspot & a light bulb went off above my head. How can this be a hip hop based blogspot without me showing independent artists, models, singers, bloggers & etc. love? So, every Wednesday I will be doing just that. Let's call it...Independent Wednesdays...for now.

To start this soon to be phenomenal trend, let me introduce you to our first featured independent artist,
==> TreDice <==


TreDice is not only an aspiring artist, but he's also an entrepreneur. He has his own urban clothing line that has been seen on my favorite America's Next Top Model, Bre, Teyana Taylor & many more. He's also a motivational speaker & Co-Founder of the youth empowerment program, I Am Multi LLC..

After reading an article on Kanye West in XXL magazine, TreDice came up with a HOT joint called, 'Just Went Pro' which he says is "...for those trying to make that transition to something greater".


"Haters throw rice, Broads throw cutty. Please no applause, just throw money."

PS: Shout out to Michael Culberson...the beat is JAMMIN'! & if you want to some TreDice some love, hit him up ==> twitter.com/TreDice & on facebook.com/TreDice-and-I-Got-Bars

December 13, 2010

Dearest Jamie Foxx,

Dearest Jamie Foxx,

Ever since your first CD dropped...


...my love for you as an artist has grown tremendously.
Intuition was jammin! I was highly impressed.
Its not often that an actor switches over to the musical world & is actually successful with it.




So, in saying that, it was nice seeing you Ellen.
I really like this "For Your Type" song...very nice.
I can't wait until your next album drops...I will be grabbing a copy.

Dearest Fabolous,

Dearest Fabolous,

"...& you still killin them hoes."


I just peeped the video to 'You Be Killing Em' on WSHH. 
The first time I watched it I was so distracted by Ms. Amber Rose, that I had to watch it again...& again.



Now, as a hardcore Fabolous fan its essential that I be 100% honest.
I like the song, but I'm not in love with it.
As one of my top 3 favorite rappers, I am surprised because I usually love everything you put out.

Anywho, I'm sure this isnt really up for discussing...but what's up with you and A. Rose?
I mean...I'm not feeling it & now that yall gyrating & shit in the video...all that's running through my mind  is "that's Kanye's leftovers...". EwwWww..

But I guess it is what it is so "Do You" ::in my Kevin Hart voice::


December 10, 2010

Dearest Young Dro,

Dearest Young Dro,

I have been rocking with you since 2006.


The mixtape you did with DJ Drama: Day One was my shit!
I swear I played that mixtape out!! Song for song the EP was jamming. 
That CD made me a Dro fan for life.
I remember immediately copping your debut album, Best Thang Smoking because of how much I loved your flow & lyricism on Day One. To this day, I consider Best Thang Smoking one of my favorite hip hop albums.

Since then I have been patiently waiting on another Young Dro album.
Last year you did drop a video for "I Don't Know Yall"...[ I loved the video by the way ]  from the RIP: (I Killed that Shit) mixtape. That shit went hard too bytheway.

A few days ago I ran across the "Freeze Me" video ft. Gucci & TIP & no surprise, I l.o.v.e. it.


 
...Minus Gucci's verse...just not a fan of homeboy's.
Anyways, I was googling & ran across an unreleased video for a song that I use to play the hell out of.
Rashad Morgan's "Tell Em What They Wanna Hear" was in constant rotation on my iPod. I just don't understand why it didn't any love as it should have. Especially here in Atlanta.
 
"Watermelon car, watermelon guts. Damn shawty fine with a watermelon butt."

November 27, 2010

Dearest Friends,

Dearest Friends,

I finally got one...


...A Tumblr page! Follow me & I'll return the love of course :).

Dearest Chris Brown,

Dearest Chris Brown,

FINALLY...!


I have been waiting for In My Zone 2 since I played out your last mixtape.
I'm always excited when new C. Breezy music drops anyway.
I know I won't be disappointed...fingers crossed.


November 24, 2010

Dearest Polow da Don,

Dearest Polow da Don,

You, Zone 4 Inc., F.O.C.U.S. & The Ludacris Foundation out did yourselves.



Yesterday, Nov. 23rd,  Zone 4 Inc's 4th Annual Thanksgiving Carnival was held at the infamous Greenbriar Mall in East Point, GA. Not only did you bless a THOUSAND families with a turkey, yams & collard greens for Thanksgiving, but also provided FREE food, games & rides for the whole Southwest Atlanta community.


Along with the festivities, there were performances by Big Boi, Rich Boy, Gucci, Waka Flocka Flame, Ludacris, Lloyd, Keri Hilson & Chris Brown. 
When I first heard about this event I was going to take the 10 minute drive to see my favorites, Lloyd & Chris Brown, in person, but already knew the attendance in that area would be at an all time high. So, I chose to watch via UStream where Lloyd performed all my favorite songs...including his latest single 'Lay it Down'.




I had been waiting all show to see Chris Brown's performance, but right after Keri Hilson exited stage right, the video went off air. I was VERY disappointed, but thanks to the internet I am still able to witness his show.




I must also congratulate you on receiving the Phoenix Award which is giving to community leaders who work diligently to make Atlanta a better place.

[photo source:  itsarkeedah.com]

November 18, 2010

Dearest T.I.,

Dearest T.I.,

"I'm still standing...


...Barely, but nevertheless still standing."

Like the rest of the world, I was very disappointed when I heard you were arrested...yet again, but regardless of the situation, I still have your back. No one will talk bad about T.I. in my presence. Believe that!
I have been a fan of yours since '02 & I remember even back then you rocked that orange jumpsuit DeKalb county provided to all its inmates & at the time it added to your persona.
But out of all the times you have been incarcarated, I can see from reading the message posted on TrapMuzik.com, that this time it has finally hit you.

This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that's saying a lot for a nigga who's been down locked up as many times as I have. I see this as a real ass whoopin'. The kind you don't just go back outside to play afterwards. You take ya ass to bed and don't come out of your room until it's time to go to school. I don' t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward but I'm certainly sick and mother f*cking tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it. I'd have been better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life. Even though it's been a long road, I'm still standing, barely but nevertheless still standing. At one time I thought my motivation for continuing was for my fans, my partna Philant, my pops, my grandmama, even for the haters or the people I let down. But nah... I got to do this shit for me!!! I'll be God damned if I've come all this way and made it through so much hell to let it go down like this! F*ck that! If an hour in the dark is worth a second in the sun then pass me my mother f*ckin' shades cause I'm ready to cash my darkest hours in...ASAP!!! A lot of folks had fathers or father figures in the house to raise them into manhood. I'm not trying to make any excuses for my situation but my father was a hustler that lived in New York. My uncle was a local big time dope boy turned 10 year federal inmate. My mother and grandparents did the best they could but I found my manhood in the trap and in prison systems. But I found it. And nan one of mine will ever have to feel the cold tight grip of a handcuff or grace the presence of a jail cell if I can help it. Over my dead body! So if you can't respect that you ain't rocking with my movement then Fuck you dog! I know a bunch of mother f*ckers who are.....
- Love KING


PS: I just want it to be known that I am one of the motherf*kers who are rocking with your movement.

Dearest Chrisette Michele,

Dearest Christette Michele,

You said it best...

"-From the bottom of my disappointed heart. Hip Hop...Man Up".

I agree with everything you wrote in your letter to Hip Hop & said in the radio interview.

"If this is the way hip hop is then I denounce it.
This is not about ego. This is about what I can bring to the world. My life is for the people. I live to give.

It’s my desire to bring life and freedom light and love everywhere I go. Upward mobility in the brown skinned community.

Who stands off at an award show because they don’t win? An award is winning at being as “stuck in a category” as possible. Congratulations to all the trophy holders who won at being the most like every one else.

I could have sworn hip hop was on the come up. But apparently rapping is about venting, bashing, chauvinistic pigging, and EGO. Not cool. Don’t LET me start rapping.

They say…I’m ecclectic. I’m underrated. I’m different. Well If I win an award it’s because I paved a way. Every award I’ve won was new in it’s category. You know why? Because I’m amazing at being my damn self.

Grammy – best alternative R&B song Centric award – Soul Approved Etc

Have u even heard of those categories? Nope. But guess what? You ain’t never seen another me. And u never will. No ego here. Why? Because it’s none needed. My award is waking up every morning and CAKING off of what I believe in by the grace of God.

Maybe I’ll call my 4th album “winners : just like every body else” maybe not.

I pray with every song I sing Im singing from the bottom of my heart. If all we want is an award for telling our truths, then we really have no true reason. This isn’t a competition. This is a stage for self expression and I’m grateful for the opportunity to live on it. I’d sing even if nobody sang along.

-from the bottom of my disappointed heart. Hip Hop… Man up. I wanted to be supportive but I can’t understand you. I believed in you… But apparently you’re so high you can’t even see what the world needs

Is all hip hop like that? Absolutely not! But some of it certainly is. Let me spit a few bars. I’m not that kinda hip hop. I rep hip hop too. But not that kinda ego trippin foolery.

Chrisette Michele – the girl on that Aston Martin Music record…
Spread love."



I'm really happy you said something. Someone had to. Maybe now Hip Hop will wake up & try to understand that America is watching us.

November 17, 2010

Dearest Keyshia Cole,

Dearest Keyshia Cole,

"...So give me my elbow room..."


As a long time Keyshia Cole fan, I have to first say, Welcome Back! You have truly been missed.
I have loved you since I first heard you at an Usher concert here in Atlanta yeaarrrssss ago.
Kanye West brought you out & you performed 'I Changed My Mind'.



You sang your ass off & I remember saying, "Homegirl is going to be big"...

Now look at you. One of my/R&B's favorite singers.

A few days ago I ran across your newest video, 'I Ain't' & I really like it.
I love the way you showcase them strong vocals thoughout the song.

 

PS: What the hell is N. Minaj talking about? ::sigh::

November 12, 2010

Dearest J. Cole,

Dearest J. Cole,

I am llloooovvviiinnggg 'In the Morning'.


It took me a few days to press play & now I can't press stop.
I just love the way you spit.
"God Bless the child that can hold his own.God Bless the woman that can hold Patron.
God Bless her homegirl that drove us home. No strings attached like a cordless phone."
However, I could do without Drake's 16 bars.




In September '09 I wrote you a Love Note after hearing your verses on 'Simba', 'A Star is Born' & 'Lights Please'. My goal was to download The Warm Up, but unfortunately I never got around to doing that.
But thank goodness you dropped your HIGHLY anticipated EP, Friday Night Lights. I'm downloading it now so that I can catch up with the rest of the world.
I did, however, love your verse on one of my favorite songs from the summertime.



PS: I'll be glad when one of these promoters in ATL get their money up so that I can see you perform live.

November 10, 2010

Dearest N.E.R.D.,

Dearest N.E.R.D.,

"Hypnotize You" is now my new favorite song!


When yall premiered the video on 106 and Park, I couldn't take my eyes off the video.
The concept is original and very interesting.
Plus, there's plenty of eye candy for both the ladies & the guys.



I love you guys...yall are so damn original, creative & talented.
I can't wait until your album Nothing drops.
I'm really excited to hear the joint featuring TI.

& now the video with over 3 million views on Vevo,
"Hot & Fun" [ft. Nelly Furtado].

Dearest Sammie,

Dearest Sammie,

All I can say is...Whew!


The video for "Round 2" is SEXxXXY!!
I must admit, since you've grown up, I have been sleeping on you & your new music...
but I'm wide awake now & after I finish this love note I will be downloading Its Just a Mixtape immediately.
I really like this song. Makes me want to grab my boyfriend & do some thangs. :)




It wasn't until recently that I found out you write your own music...& with me that earns you major points.
Its something about an artist that can actually sing, who writes [good] music... that makes me respect them more.

And now...a throwback...




I use to have this cassette single & I swear I PLAYED THIS SONG OUT! It use to be my sh*t!!!
But guess what's weird... Lloyd's "Lay It Down" video is playing on my tv right now & Im just realizing homeboy is in the video...hiliarious!

November 08, 2010

Dearest Black Girls,

Dearest Black Girls,

This is exactly why WE ROCK!


The four ladies pictured above sang their asses off!
I am so mad I chose to watch Sex in the City 2 over tuning in for the 5th Annual Black Girls Rock Awards,
but thanks to the internet I was able to see what all I missed & I can't believe I missed this...




Ledisi...you gave me chills...whew!

&& the performance of "Brand New Day & I'm Every Woman" below is exactly why I love Fantasia & Kelly Price.

Dearest Lil Kim,

Dearest Lil Kim,

"I will erase this bitch's social security number..." HA!


"...I will kill this bitch with my old shit..." & I think you did without really having to try.
Ever since this video has hit the web, everyone has a damn comment.
But, I could give a rat's ass about how old the songs are, how old you are & how much plastic surgery you've had.
In my eyes, you are still the "...Queen Bitch, Supreme Bitch..." & no matter how hard the lames try to compare N. Minaj to you, there is no comparison.




I tried to like N. Minaj, I did, but theres nothing about her that interests me.
However, I have loved you since you had "no time for fake niggas..." & everyday since then.
Hardcore & Notorious K.I.M. are both CLASSICS! & until homegirl drops even one classic verse, I refuse to mention her & Lil Kim in the same breath.

Despite the fact there are no female rappers in the game right now, besides N. Minaj, who else is the younger generation going to hype up? I know you've heard the music thats out right now...majority of it is GARBAGE. This is all the younger generation knows. So when they yell N. Minaj is better than Kim I take that as they don't know shit about hip hop.

Like many hardcore Kim fans, I'm patiently waiting on a new album, mixtape &/or verse, but if none of that ever comes, I am very content with bumping your old shit...




November 06, 2010

Dearest Pusha T,

Dearest Pusha T,

"...Grants, Jacksons no room for George..."


I must say, you killed this freestyle session. Had Kanye sitting to your left concentrating.
I love Kanye & he did this thing... it just took him a second to get in the flow of things, but you went IN.
Ive loved your lyrics since I first heard your voice over the "Grindin" beat & even though you're featured on a number of songs right now...Im just waiting on a Pusha T mixtape, an album...something.



 

There was one thing that kinda irritated me...Flex yelling "Hot97!" in the midst of you & Kanye's freestyles. ::smh::

November 05, 2010

Dearest Charlie Murphy,

Dearest Charlie Murphy,

...Gangsta sh*t.


When I heard you "...got boo'd off stage", I instantly clicked the video link.
Now, I must admit, the jokes shown on the video were not funny...to me.
But, when I heard the "BOOOOO", I knew it was going to go down & I must admit, thats when things got quite interesting.





The Booing seemed to catch you off guard as well, but without any hesitation you called Richard to the stage & requested the check. You said a little speech which ended with you telling the crowd "Good Night" & even adding a nice "Fu*k You" at the end.
I, personally, liked the way you dropped the mic like Randy Watson & exited stage right.
Now that was funny.

Dearest Lil Wayne,

Dearest Lil Wayne,

#WelcomeHomeWeezy




The Hip Hop world seemed to let out a long exhale on November 4th, when the gates of Rikers Island parted & you stepped out towards your freedom.
I havent been counting the days down like the rest of the world, but I am happy you are a free man.
Having your freedom taken from you is no joke, so hopefully you wont ever have to see inside another prison for the rest of your life.

In honor of your release I had to post one of my favorite songs from the era when you were telling these hoes not to forget the F - "Hustler Musik".





I swear Carter II was my sh*t! I had to buy that album 2x because I played the first one 'til it starting skipping. #Classic.

Dearest Diddy,

Dearest Diddy,
HAPPY [belated] BIRTHDAY!!


I hope your day was full of smiles & blessings.
In tribute, I had to post one of my favorite Bad Boy joints...
"All About the Benjamins".




"Now.. what yall wanna do? Wanna be ballers? Shot callers? Brawlers?"

November 03, 2010

Dearest Lloyd,

Dearest Lloyd,

I swear I have to be your BIGGEST fan. 




Ever since 'Hey Young Girl' I have been in love with your music.
Your first album, Southside...CLASSIC.
Your second album, Street Love...CLASSIC.
Your third album, Lessons in Love...CLASSIC.
Your Mixtape, Like Me: The Young Goldie EP...CLASSIC.
Each I played back to back, repeatedly.
I listened to each album so much I knew the next song before it even started playing.
Matter of fact, I played Lessons in Love out so much I had to cop the album a 2nd time.




"Lay it Down" is my FAVORITE song right now. I swear its the only song I turn the radio up for.
I hope King of Hearts drops soon...I can't wait to hear another album I can play from top to bottom.

Dearest Willow Smith,

Dearest Willow Smith,

...Go On Girl!




I really like your new single, 'Whip My Hair'.
Everytime I hear it I have to remind myself that you're only 9 years old!
I just finished watching your performance on Ellen & I'm impressed.
You did your thang.



I can't wait to see what the future holds for you & your music career.

Dearest MC Hammer,

Dearest MC Hammer,

REALLY?




I saw the video & seriously thought it was a joke.
I can't believe you actually spent time & money to produce a "diss" video... that had background dancers. HA!
Personally, I think every individual that participated in the video should be slapped...twice.
Especially the dude with the moobs [man boobs] who portrayed Jay-Z.




Jigga must of hurt your feelings. But, according to his response to this 'Better Run Run' "diss",
you haven't hurt his. Take a listen to his interview with DJ Semtex.




"I said some great things about him in the book I have coming out...he's going to be, like, embarrassed."

Dearest World,

Dearest World,



"It's been a long time, I shouldn't of left you..."
But, life called & now I'm a new mommy...or milf, whichever you prefer. :)

I know there's been a lot of FuQ-ery in the hip hop world since I took my hiatus & hopefully there continues to be.

Thank you to those who never left & welcome to those of you who just stepped into my world.

July 06, 2010

Dearest World,


Dearest World,
Its been a minute, but I havent forgotten about you. Life called.
But...Could I Be Back!?!

Stay Tuned... twitter.com|@TRIMMzGirL

March 09, 2010

Dearest Biggie,

Dearest Biggie,

Today is the 13th anniversary of your untimely death.

[May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997]
I remember exactly where I was & how I felt. You were around the age I am currently.
But, you are a hip hop legend & uncomparable to many.
Although I am a west coast girl, I've ALWAYS loved Big Poppa & today I along with millions of others celebrate your life & music.

& now one of my favorite Biggie verses ever from "Notorious Thugs"..

"Armed and dangerous, ain't too many can bang with us/
Straight up weed no angel dust, label us Notorious"

Dearest T.I.,

Dearest T.I.,

"...Keep your mind on your grind...


..& off of minez, alright??"

The KING is back & I am ohsoexcited about this.
Soon as I saw the link, i hopped up to check out the new single, "I'm Back" [<== click to download] & of course, I'm not disappointed. Its an appropiate song for the moment all of us SERIOUS Tip fans have been waiting for.


Welcome back. You have TRULY been missed.
& now THEE song that made me a TI fanatic..."Dope Boyz".

March 08, 2010

Dearest Jagged Edge,

Dearest Jagged Edge,

As much as I want to LOVE this new joint...


...I just ain't feeling it. I have listened to it a few times already & when I heard one of the twins' lead vocals, instantly, I thought I'd be in love with JE again...but it doesn't sound like a classic JE joint, although Trina & Gucci are a good look. Ha.


I'm not giving up on yall, though. I'm still a devoted fan & I'm SO anxious for your debut album with Slip-N-Slide, The Remedy, to drop...soon? maybe?

&& now one song I consider to be a CLASSIC JE joint, "Good Luck Charm".

Dearest LiL Wayne,

Dearest LiL Wayne,

A little over 20 minutes ago, your freedom ended.


According to MTV.com,

NEW YORK — Lil Wayne turned himself in to authorities Monday (March 8) after multiple sentencing delays for a July 2007 gun-possession charge. 
A near riot broke out in front of the Manhattan Criminal Court Building when the superstar MC entered, escorted by police and his Cash Money crew. Photographers aggressively angled to capture the last images of the rapper before he was formally sentenced to one year in prison.
Dressed in black jeans, a black shirt and a gray jacket, Lil Wayne made his way in, before Judge Charles H. Solomon sentenced the rapper. The New Orleans native sat next to his lawyer, Stacey Richman, without addressing the court.
After Solomon reminded Wayne of his charges, the rapper firmly nodded that he understood. Police then handcuffed Lil Wayne and he stood up to be taken away.
He paused momentarily before leaving and nodded to Cash Money execs Birdman and Slim, who were present in the courtroom. Just like that, Wayne was gone.

&& now, "Drop the World" ft. one of my favorite emcees EVER, Eminem.


PS: Is there an address where fans can write you?

Dearest Fabolous,

Dearest Fabolous,

There REALLY is NO competition right now...


Unlike many of the other lames, I'm not surprised at how hot your new mixtape, The Is No Competition 2 [DJ Drama. Gangsta Grillz you bastards], is. You have been in my top 3 favorite hip hop artists since your dada-da-da-da-da-damn days. Shiiiddd, I always knew you were hot & now many of the people who were in a deep ass slumber are finally starting to wake up.

        

Ever since the album has dropped, my twitter time line has been filled with your lyrics. I LOVE IT!

March 02, 2010

Dearest Trey Songz,

Dearest Trey Songz,

If the neighbors don't know your name by now...


...I think now that the video dropped, they will know yours, hers, his & maybe even mine :).
You & ol' girl were getting to it, weren't you? Red Light Special. So, are they going to be able to air this content on BET's 106&Park?


I have loved you since wwwaayyy before you became Trigga. When we were first introduced you were explaining to me how you just "Gotta Make It" [classic album btw] & to see how far you have come since then, is incredible. The ladies love Trey Songz...


PS: Congratulations on your album, READY, being certified Gold.

Dearest Monica,

Dearest Monica,

...aka Miss Thang...


I absolutely love your new single, "Everything to Me".
I, like the rest of the world, have been impatiently waiting to hear new music & I am so happy you return & bless us with a beautiful love song.
I just love when you & Missy Elliott get together. I am usually not a big fan of sampling, but Missy did her thang with one of my favorite songs EVER, "Silly" by Deniece Williams. I must admit though, a reason I love this song is because I can relate to the lyrics Jazmine Sullivan penned for your one of a kind voice.


Monica, your style is B.A.D.! Who's your stylist?
You're so gorgeous. Makeup.Hair.Vocals. All on point. You are a bad 'bish', homegirl.
I love the outfits you are wearing [Alexander McQueen -RIP], but I have to know about the black jacket, that appears around 1:12, immediately.

In true Love Note fashion, its time for a throwback. One of my favorite Monica & Missy collabos, "Knock, Knock".

[I LOVED "Set it Off" too!]
PS: Your album, STILL STANDING, will be dropping on 03/23/2010...YES!

February 18, 2010

Dearest Friends,




...& unfortunately thats were my ass has been these past few days.
Bare with me. Many More Love Notes coming VERY soon.

Always, Andrina :)

PS: I also have to give EVERYONE of you who's ever stopped by before now & read a love note, left a comment or told a friend, a shout out! My blog spot has had over 10,000 views...thanks to YOU!!!!!!
Thank you for stopping by & showing ya girl some love. I appreciate it more than you know.

February 07, 2010

Dearest Thugs,

Dearest Thugs,

...Gangstas, Hustlas, Bustas...


The other day while spending some time with the family, we came across the biography of Tupac Shakur's stepfather, Mutulu Shakur. I know I might be a little delayed, but I never heard of dude until that moment.
According to Biography.com,

"On October of 1981, members of the Weather Underground, in conjunction with The Black Panthers and members of the RNA, held up a Brinks bank truck. Armed with illegal weapons, including M-16s, they shot and killed a Brinks guard. The incident led to a shootout with police, which ended with the death of two police officers and the wounding of another. Most of the perpetrators escaped, and Mutulu Shakur went into hiding. With the help of underground revolutionaries, Shakur evaded authorities for nearly five years.

Shakur remained No. 1 on the FBI's Most Wanted list until his arrest on February 12, 1986. According to law enforcement agents, Shakur was involved in 12 robberies, held between December 1976 and October 1981. In addition, he was charged with participating in the 1979 prison escape of activist Assata Shakur, who had been indicted on murder charges after a gun battle with police. Assata fled to Cuba, where she continues to live in exile to this day."

During the episode, there was one topic that caught my interest.
'The Code of Thug Life', a list of do's & don'ts of being a righeous thug & banger. Created by both Mutulu, Tupac & other 'OGs' at a "Truce Picnic" held in California [1992].

The Code of Thug Life:

1. All new Jacks to the game must know:
a) He’s going to get rich. b) He’s going to jail. c) He’s going to die.
2. Crew Leaders: You are responsible for legal/financial payment commitments to crew members;
your word must be your bond.
3. One crew’s rat is every crew’s rat.
Rats are now like a disease; sooner or later we all get it; and they should too.
4. Crew leader and posse should select a diplomat, and should work ways to settle disputes.
In unity, there is strength!
5. Car jacking in our Hood is against the Code.
6. Slinging to children is against the Code.
7. Having children slinging is against the Code.
8. No slinging in schools.
9. Since the rat Nicky Barnes opened his mouth; ratting has become accepted by some.
We’re not having it.
10. Snitches is outta here.
11. The Boys in Blue don’t run nothing; we do.
Control the Hood, and make it safe for squares.
12. No slinging to pregnant Sisters.
That’s baby killing; that’s genocide!
13. Know your target, who’s the real enemy.
14. Civilians are not a target and should be spared.
15. Harm to children will not be forgiven.
16. Attacking someone’s home where their family is known to reside, must be altered or checked.
17. Senseless brutality and rape must stop.
18. Our old folks must not be abused.
19. Respect our Sisters. Respect our Brothers.
20. Sisters in the Life must be respected if they respect themselves.
21. Military disputes concerning business areas within the community must be handled professionally and not on the block.
22. No shooting at parties.
23. Concerts and parties are neutral territories; no shooting!
24. Know the Code; it’s for everyone.
25. Be a real ruff neck. Be down with the code of the Thug Life.
 26. Protect yourself at all times..             
                                                                   [-MutuluShakur.com]

February 05, 2010

Dearest Friends,

Dearest Friends,

"I'm with your girl. She do it all just to please me & nah, she don't forget my babies...Weezy..." -ELZ


You hear the track on autoplay right? Go ahead. Turn your speakers up some more.

Take a minute & listen to the intro...get familiar with the Umbrella Gang's definition of "TACKY".

"Different color girl. Different color jewel. My car don't match my chain. My girl don't match my shoes. This is how we do. Red & Yellow, Blue. I'm fresh in purple too, cause I'm Tacky..."

Another party anthem brought to you by one of my favorite producers, HeadRoc & two of the most talented unsigned artists... TRIMM & ELZ.


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