Wednesday, April 27, 2011


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TOPIC - Pop Culture (the things we like)...

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What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite movie?

What is your favorite body part on a member of the opposite sex?

What is your favorite vacation spot?

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Monday, April 25, 2011

off tha dome

random thoughts...

have you ever seen somebody at church get that "feelin" and start dancing but the dance that they did wasn't a dance for the church but one for the club?

the other day Brandon, age 4, asked me..."Daddy, am I gonna be a daddy when i get bigger?" My response..."Yes, after you've graduated from college, gotten married, moved out of my house, and no longer need money from me."

ladies...sundresses aint for everybody.

follow me on twitter @12kyle

why complain?

i really do believe that bottle water is really tap water that they package and sell to us.

gonna be a hot summer

is charlie sheen still winning?

ask me if i care about the royal wedding? go head...ask me...

have we ever seen Chyna

and Khloe Kardashian in the same place??

there is a gas station in Orlando that is charging $5.69 a gallon!!!!...

i know it sounds like a cliche'...but we all should give the love that we are looking for in return

i've never eaten food at a strip club and i ain't about to start now

speaking of strip clubs, i always laugh when chicks say that they work at Kamals (local strip club here in Atlanta) as a "bartender". *wink, wink*

memo to donald trump...let that birth certificate shit go, son. we know Obama is a US born citizen. do you think they would let the him be the leader of the free world if he wasn't??

NFL Draft is this week and i'm not as excited as I usually am.

We had better enjoy the NBA while we can. I don't know if/when we'll see pro basketball after the Finals are over.

don't take relationship advice from somebody who can't keep a man/woman for any extended period of time.

it's like that y'all, that y'all, that y'all, that y'all, that y'all...and that's alllllllllllllllllllllllll

sometimes the blogs that I write come to me like rhymes for a rapper.

i'm from South Carolina. The place where the mosquitos work for the Red Cross

so the iphone-ey has a hidden tracking all of the "playas" are turning their phones back in.

throw on a beat by JDilla and I'm good!

thanks to 9th Wonder and Phonte (Foreign Exchange) for droppin' science on how we view love... (10 mins long)

you like the way i write...i know you do!

Lisa Salters

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


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Thursday, April 14, 2011

the golden era

Most hip hop historians describe hip hop's golden era as the music that was made from 1986 to 1996.

As discussed on my show last night on 12RADIO, here are some of the best albums that were released during that time.


Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys


Down by Law - MC Shan
Paid In Full - Eric B & Rakim
Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions
Yo! Bum Rush the Show - Public Enemy
BAD: Bigger and Deffer - LL Cool J


It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick - Slick Rick
By All Means Necessary - Boogie Down Productions
Critical Beatdown - Ultramagnetic MCs
3 Feet High and Rising - De La Soul
Strictly Business - EPMD
Long Live the Kane - Big Daddy Kane
Eazy-Duz-It - Eazy E
Goin' Off - Biz Markie
Follow the Leader - Eric B & Rakim
Power - Ice T
Lyte as a Rock - MC Lyte
Tougher Than Leather - Run DMC
He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince


Youngest in Charge - Special Ed
All Hail the Queen - Queen Latifah
The Boy Genius - Kwamé
Walking With a Panther - LL Cool J
As Nasty As They Wanna Be - 2 Live Crew
Original Stylin' - 3 Times Dope
Grip It! On That Other Level - Geto Boys
Road to the Riches - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Unfinished Business - EPMD
Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop - Boogie Down Productions
No One Can Do It Better - The D.O.C
It's a Big Daddy Thing - Big Daddy Kane


AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube
One For All - Brand Nubian
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em - Eric B. & Rakim
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm - A Tribe Called Quest


The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest
Breaking Atoms - Main Source
Death Certificate - Ice Cube
De La Soul Is Dead - De La Soul
We Can't Be Stopped - Geto Boys
To the East, Blackwards - X-Clan
Efil4zaggin - N.W.A.


Bizarre Ride II Tha Pharcyde - The Pharcyde
Step In the Arena - GangStarr
Mecca and the Soul Brother - Pete Rock and CL Smooth
Don't Sweat the Technique - Eric B. and Rakim


Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers - Wu-Tang Clan
Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest
DoggyStyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg
Enta Da Stage - Black Moon
93 Til Infinity - Souls of Mischief
Comin' Out Hard - Eightball & MJG

Illmatic - Nas
southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - Outkast
The Main Ingredient - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World - Keith Murray
Do You Want More?!!!??! - The Roots
The Diary - Scarface
Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G


Me Against the World - 2Pac
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Raekwon
The Infamous... - Mobb Deep
Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version - Ol' Dirty Bastard
Labcabincalifornia - The Pharcyde
Doe Or Die - AZ
E. 1999-Eternal - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Soul Food - Goodie MOB


All Eyez On Me - 2Pac
Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
Don Killuminati: The 7-Day Theory - 2Pac/Makaveli
It Was Written - Nas
Illadelph Halflife - The Roots
Muddy Waterz - Redman

Your thoughts...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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TOPIC - Hip Hop's Golden Era...

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We'll be discussing topics like...

In '88, we got the following albums...It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Public Enemy), Straight Outta Compton (NWA), By All Means Necessary (BDP), 3 Feet High and Rising (De La Soul), Strictly Business (EPMD), Long Live the Kane (Big Daddy Kane), Follow the Leader (Eric B & Rakim), Lyte as a Rock (MC Lyte), Tougher Than Leather (Run DMC) your opinion...which is the BEST album from that year?

There were once a ton of female MCs in the 80s and 90s. Females are rare in today's hip hop. What happened to the female MC?

Which "breakup" was biggger...Tribe, EPMD, NWA, or Eric B & Rakim?

What was the best album of '94...Ready to Die, Illmatic, or southernplayalisticadillacmuzik?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Y'all know me.

I'm a hip hop head.

Always have been.

Always will be.

I was having a conversation the other day on twitter with my fellow hip hop heads on twitter...@rashanjamal, @lyric2go, and @eclectik. Rashan made a comment about a rapper and he said..."i don't know what y'all see in him." It wasn't a diss. He was merely stating that some people are popular in rap and he didn't understand why because they lack talent/skill. I totally understood him. It got me to thinking. There are a few cats who make me say...#idontknowwhatyouseeinhim

Lil Wayne - not sure when he became heralded as "the best rapper in the game". I still remember him saying "wobbly, wobbly, drop it like it's hot." Wayne is decent but he's extremely lazy as an MC. Best in the game? Shit, he wouldn't make my top 30. Wayne's a rapper. He aint no MC. There's a difference.

Rick Ross- overrated

Sheik Louch (from the LOX) - Never felt him. He always seemed to be overshadowed by Styles P and Jadakiss

Plies - what is he talkin bout?

Anybody with "Lil" or "Young" in front of their names - you're too lil or too young for me to listen to you

Nicki Minaj - take away her looks and what do you have...Charli Baltimore - 2011

E-40 - I just can't understand his jibberish

Brett Favre - yeah, I know this is 'sposed to be about hip hop but I dunno what y'all see in Brett Lorenzo Favre. I can think of at least 10 QBs I'd take over him. Favre took too many chances with the ball

Jim Jones - talentless

Drake - is he a rapper or is he a singer? Is he Fabolous or Tyrese?

Gucci Mane - why ask why?

Fat Joe - can't ride off Big Pun's coattails no more

Waka Flocka - see Gucci Mane

Maybe it's just me...but...idontknowwhatyouseeinhim or her.

Monday, April 11, 2011

i forgot

Sometimes you gotta open your eyes. You get a better understanding that way. I recently had to visit my oldest son's school to complete my parental mandatory volunteer hours. Deion, age 11, is in middle school and the volunteer hours are a prerequisite for attending his theme school. On this day, I was assigned to help out the in the cafeteria. Simple assignment. I had to help clean the tables once the students had finished eating. This was cool because it allowed me to have a seat on the stage and watch the the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. I found the next 2 hours to be very interesting. I watched as the kids came in. The cool kids. The nerds. The girls. I was within earshot of the kids as they came in. As I played with my blackberry, I listened to some of their conversations. They ranged from being very silly to very serious. I even heard one 8th grade girl say..."He asked me if he could get some." Wow. These kids are different from when I was a youngin.

Or are they?

I mean, it's a typical theme school. A school of kids from middle to upper middle class black families. Not ONE tough kid in the whole school. LOL. Seriously, I don't think one kid (including Deion) could have survived a week at my middle school. Don't get it twisted, Williams Middle School in Florence, SC (my school) could never be confused with NYC or LA but we were tough. There a lotta soft kids here. Maybe it's because their parents are soft? Then it dawned on me. I forgot. I forgot what it was like to be that age. I can't imagine how it feels to be 11, 12, or 13 yrs old right now. I'll be the first to admit that I'm hard on Deion. I want him to be great at whatever he does. I'm hard on him about his grades because he's an 'A' student. You can't bring no 'C' in my house. Deion's the oldest so he has to set the example for his brothers. That said, I realized everything aint easy for him. He's better off than I was at his age. However, it won't be easy. The world ain't easy. He'll have the same peer pressures that I had. Drugs, sex, cigarettes, alcohol will all be there. I told him the other day about how I had to do my research by using something called an "encyclopedia" but he has the Internet. That makes it easier for him.

Technology is great but you can't lose your creativity. Kids don't know how to MAKE up games to play. They'd rather be in front of a tv than to be outside. Nevertheless, Deion is not in an easy world.

Spending time at the school reminded me that I forgot what it feels like to be a kid again. So the next time he makes me mad, maybe I won't yell at him. Or...maybe I will but I won't yell as loud as I normally do...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

off tha dome

random thoughts... don't you hate when somebody asks you a question, you answer it...and then they ask somebody else the same question?

i eat some form chicken at least twice a week

thank you for reading this blog. i dunno why i thought that you'd stop. thank you for reminding me how dope of a writer i am. i'm THAT guy (modestly speaking)

anytime they say that something is "radioactive", i'm shook

if you're on a cellphone in public, i should NOT hear your conversation

c'mon Lebron! you skipped the pre-game introductions b/c you didn't wanna get boo'd? c'mon son! grow up and get outta here with that bs!

i'm still not sure when the powers that be will allow my girlfriend come

back you KNOW you're in the South when you see signs like this

Prez O has put his name in the hat for 2012. i smell a repeat

gas is higher than giraffe ears

ladies...would you REALLY wanna sleep with Lil Wayne if his name was Willie Johnson?

fellas...would you REALLY wanna sleep with Monique?

i've never met a white dude named Tyrone. but i have met a white dude named Jerome

the Carolina Panthers would be FOOLS not to draft Cam Newton with the # 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft

ladies...isn't it always the dude on the passenger side of the car who wants to holla at you? he's always saying "hey baby, you wanna ride?" well...isn't that what YOU are doing?

fellas...isn't it always the fat or unattractive friend who wants to leave early when you're trying to talk to her friend?

have we ever seen Bunny Colvin (The Wire)...

and Leonard Hamilton (University of Miami head basketball coach) in the same place?

i dunno bout you but i think better on the toilet than I do anyplace else (tmi)

have you ever thought a celebrity was dead only to find out that they are still alive?

shoutout to Shaka Smart and VCU

baseball season is here! Yankee we go!!!

follow me on twitter @12kyle

i can't lie...i thought about shutting this blog down a couple of times...but i can't. i enjoy it too much

my Dad just got an wonder the world is coming to an end

Skylar Diggins, son!!!