CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS:Random Thought: These guys really, really like the Czech Republic and its capital city, Prague. Whatevs. Anyway, not only is there "No Church In The Wild", but apparently there's also no Jay-Z or Kanye West either. No problem. Shit is decent.
CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Of course, I not only saw, but actually posted the "behind the scenes" footage for this video ... so, I knew the horrors that awaited the public. But, because I L.O.V.E. this "Dope Boy" record sooooooooooooo much, I somehow mustered the delusional buoyancy to temporarily convince myself that the bootleg Muppets might NOT be such an embarrassingly b-a-d idea for the homie's J-To-The-Muah and one Styles Pinero. SMH. Boy (NOTE: Heroin slang euphemismistic pun completely intended.) was I was wrong. Incredible song. Mediocre (NOTE: And I am being uber kind.) video. It is what it is.
CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Taking a page from Freddie Gibbs' "Thuggin" manual, Pusha T artfully chisels off a raw vignette from the brick that is his life for the visual to his messageboard stirring, YMCMBspicy-tofu-as-rap-"beef"-substitute record, "Exodus 23:1". Real recognize real. "YUUUUCK!"
(NOTE: SM-Muthafuckin'H. The nigga hosting this video is quite possibly the lamest fuck boy on the planet, buuuuuuuuuut Tity Boi AKA 2 Chainz is on it, so a hood pass has been respectfully granted.) Dos.
CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: While federally recognized and observed as a holiday for us as a nation to take pause and honor the selfless men and women of our armed forces whom have perished in the fight to ensure our collective freedoms, the majority of us - myself equally culpable and included - pretty much take Memorial Day for granted and view it as little more than the unofficial white boat shoe kick-off to yet another ice cold Corona® Extra beer Igloo® cooler filled Summer. And it should represent oh so much more.
Alas, I am, however, able to bandage my wounded half-assed, self-righteous sense of situational patriotism and civic duty (NOTE: Whatever the fuck that means ... lol.) with the forgiving gauze of the knowledge that I am taking NO part in the annual Super Bowl of niggerdom (NOTE:Yup, Y.O.U. read that right.) that is Memorial Day Weekend in Miami, Florida ... lol.
Non-stop nouveau riche AND wannabe nouveau riche shenanigans for 72 hours? Nahh, I'm good. Hey, sometimes it's all about cheap personal victories ... lol. In any event, please enjoy this patented Livestyle video "G-Cap" of a handful of this weekends star studded(?) festivities. Happy Memorial Day 2012!!!!
CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: On the rigid list of Hip Hop acts of high treason, any admission of human frailty, vulnerability or emotion by an artist (NOTE: That is with the always acceptable and, indeed, encouraged exception of aggression) ranks only 2nd to the grand daddy of ALL punishable offenses: Snitchin'. However, when your name is Nas and your historically hefty catalogue of genre defining hits have afforded Y.O.U. the rare luxury of some HIGHLY generous creative elbow room, there is no need for Y.O.U. to play it safe - with regard to subject matter or otherwise.
Listen, we all know that for all of Nasir's towering lyrical genius that he has been - particularly during this latter part of his career - mercilessly plagued by his own poor life and musical choices. And THAT*Cue Chingy Voice* "Right Thurr" is precisely what makes this unflinchingly honest and introspective "Daughters" song so great! Accountability is what's really real my nigga. Bravo Queensbridge's Finest! Bravo! #LifeIsGood
CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS:Exodus 23.1"Thou shalt not utter a false report; put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness."Get it? Got it? Good! Now, press "PLAY" on the above video and bear righteous witness to a generous recounting of the genesis of this current Hip Hop message board/Twitter lightning rod of a record courtesy of it's co-creators the homie Pusha Ton and The Dream. And hey, whattayaknow? Ab Liva is hanging around the studio too ... no doubt with an S-Curl® crowned head full of oppulent .OZ fantasy bars just dying to be heard ... lol. It is what it is. "YUUUUCK!"
CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Be careful NOT to misread the title of this song. Contrary to what many might be lead to believe given Wiz Khalifa's penchant for simptastic overtures of L.O.V.E. delivered at the foot of Amber "Svedka Robot Girl" Rose's platinum plated stripper pole to Heaven, the Taylor Gang chieftan's motto is indeed "Work Hard, Play Hard" and NOT "Work Hard, PLAY YOURSELF Hard". There is a difference. Please make a note of it.
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