Monday, November 10, 2003
Lately, it takes at least an hour at night to clear my head enough to be able to fall asleep... Random thoughts circa 1:57 this morning:

--I skipped work last Wednesday to watch "Matrix: Revolutions." Every fan of the series should see it, even though it's the worst of the bunch.

--My ongoing obesession with Jessica Alba might be strong enough that I'd actually go see this nearly-guaranteed-to-be-horrible movie with Mekhi Phifer that she's got coming out. Oh well, I did watch "Two Can Play That Game" and "Deliver Us From Eva" just to see Gabrielle Union...

--"Hey Ya" is dope, as is the entire "Love Below" album, but I'd rather not encourage the singing rappers thing so much, lest the trend get out of hand. The occasional joint is okay-- never been mad at "Winky's Theme," "Umi Says," "Hailie's Song," or "Automobile" (at least Dre 'n 'em weren't taking it that seriously); but when a cat who built his or her brand name on emceeing decides to go hard with the crooning-- to the point where he or she only raps for 5 or 6 minutes on the entire album-- it's a problem, or at least a sign of a problem to come.

The Q-Tip joints that-- was it Arista?-- decided not to release immediately come to mind. I remember having the same beef when "Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" came out; that album was dope, too, but the "MTV Unplugged" jont that followed proves just how bad it can get when the singing rappers go un-checked.

--Optimus Prime is Jewish? (okay, no more "Family Guy" right before I go to bed...)


Guest DJ Will Rock from Unruly Productions in Baltimore swung through, and followed up Book's set... Damn it was gully.

11/8/03--Hour 1


Ultimate 3 MCs- Ultimate 3 Live

Latee- Brainstorm

Blahzay Blahzay- Danger

MOP f/ Jay-Z- Put It In The Air

Neptunes f/ Dirt McGirt- Pop S---

De La Soul- Watch Out

Kevin Brown- NItefall

Nas- It Ain't Hard To Tell Remix

Nas- Halftime

Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics- Best Kept Secret Remix

Asheru- BMIG


Mystery Beat

Kanye Weat f/ Mos Def & Freeway- Two Words

OC- Time's Up

Kevin Brown- Always Remix

Omega- Shake It Up

Gangstarr- The ? Remainz

Ludacris- Stand Up

11/8/03--Hour 2

Mos Def- "Takeover" Freestyle

Violator f/ G-Unit- Gangsta S---

Anthony Hamilton f/ Scarface & Jermaine Dupri- Comin' From Where I'm From Remix

Loon- Waiting

Fabolous- Make U Mine

Alicia Keys f/ Nas- Streets Of New York

Kanye West- Through The Wire

Timbaland & Magoo- Indian Flute

Jay-Z- Girls, Girls, Girls

Spliff Star- Shot Right Now

Tha Rayne- Didn't You Know

Loon- Down For Me


Heat- Excuse Me Baby

Cassidy- Hotel

Drag-On- Put Your Drinks Down

Da Band- Bad Boy This Bad Boy That

Cee-Lo- I'll Be Around

DMX- Get It On The Floor


Fabolous- Now Ride

Obie Trice- S--- Hits The Fan

Break/ Outro

Will's amped about doing the show... He says he'll be back next week... Lock and load, kiddies.

- ed


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