I'VE DECIDED TO CALL THE 3rd INSTALLMENT in the "Starlito's Way" trilogy "LIFE INSURANCE".
Like almost all my album titles, it has a double meaning. First, and obviously, because rap has become a vessel and a means for me to secure the well being of myself and my loved ones. Secondly, because I hope to cause an awakening on the street level, for the young soul that's lost or in search of a better tommorrow but consumed with today. When you're in the streets there are not many guidlines and often times even less guidance. I think as much as we debate health care as a societal issue, we need to press the issue of us young people living this fast life getting LIFE INSURANCE. There is no scarier thought than that of leaving your loved ones with an extra burden other than grief, in the event of an untimely demise. As a scholar, a gangster, a rapper, and a real person, I'm just reaching and hoping that people consume the music for more than just words that rhyme. I beg of you to scroll through the last two SW'S from my catalog. I'm in the same world as you all.
"Tired of being Tired" prod. by Mick Vegas
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Be blessed, and I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH!!!
(on my way to pay my respects to another fallen soldier JAMES TRUITT)
Monday, September 14, 2009
I watched it over, and over, and over again. Honestly, it is the only part of the awards I watched. I have been thinking since 7 a.m., WHAT IF IT WERE THE OTHER WAY AROUND? BEYONCE WINS, AND EMINEM STORMS THE STAGE TO SAY THAT TAYLOR SWIFT SHOULD HAVE WON.
I think everyone, well MIDDLE AMERICA, would've giggled, gotten over it, and probably argued Taylor Swift's case. Awards, and especially award shows don't really make that much sense to me. 2 of the last 3 awards I've won for my music were not even presented (2008 OZONE, 2009 SEA). Once because of a fight between two rappers, and another time because all efforts were being made to accomodate a rapper from abroad (Industry ass-kissing, gotta love that <---SARCASM). Granted, neither of those were the VMAs, but the only thing I saw wrong was the means by which Mr. West went about it. His award show antics/tirades are expected at this point, but he actually TOOK the mic. I'm sorry, but that is HILARIOUS!!!
ICING ON THE CAKE: Nashville's own newspaper, THE TENNESSEAN, (FAMOUS FOR MAKING ME ELIGIBLE FOR BET'S American Gangster SERIES, with a November 2007 cover story, cites Kanye as having a real issue with the city of Nashville. WOW!
I think he had an opinion. MTV further validated his opinion by awarding Beyonce with video of the year, later in the evening. Which speaks to the award show BS, how can it not be FEMALE video of the year if it is the video of the year?
sidebar: NEW LIFE Record Store in West Nashville (no pun intended), has their sign read "KANYE WEST SUCKS"
OH WELL, in the words of the late great 2pac "LIFE GOES ON"
-I still listen to 808s
-I think Beyonce had a better video
-I still think our local paper drops the ball and is far too opinionated for the sake of journalism
-and I still don't watch TV, because advertisement is at a higher quality standard than the actual program.
with that, I DIGRESS