Tuesday, July 25, 2017

off tha dome




random thoughts...

remember when love songs were actually about LOVE and mad you think about that special person...

which chore would you rather do...wash dishes, sweep the floor, or take out the trash?

i've got a gazillion cds. i probably should convert them but i'm too lazy to do that

remember the game that you played as a kid called Jacks. what was the purpose of that game? it seemed dumb to me

the lady who plays tambourine at your church is ALWAYS a half beat off the rhythm. don't believe me...watch her the next time that she plays

i hate washing the dishes

my girlfriend is coming back...can't wait to see her

you know what's better than having paperless bills? no bills.

speaking of bills...i don't think i've written a check to pay a bill in like 2 years

Insecure is one of the best shows on tv. Period!





jay z's album 4:44 was good...not great. he could have been better. but i dug it

raise your hand if you had to be in the house by the time the street lights came on in the summertime...

i know it was hot when i was growing up in the 80s but i don't think it was THIS hot. this heat is brutal.

somebody said "jay z is the first to make a grown man hip hop album" whaaaaaaaattt? that's comically ignorant

i'm still trying to figure out how 50 million people voted for ya manz...smh

"It's too hot outside for us to go outside"...words we never said as kids growing up

Girls Trip was just as funny to me as The Hangover. I loved it and I'll see it again. Don't get it twisted, it's not just about 4 women...it's about their friendship. I found myself relating to a lot of the aspects of the movie.

i listen to a lot of podcasts. but i give them 5 mins. if you don't hook me in the first 5 mins, i'm done.

i don't understand how people drink coffee past 10am. i can't

"If You Only Knew" by Patti LaBelle...still incredibly dope after all of these years. love that song

the Golden State Warriors are scary

Patti LaBelle is one of my mom's favorite singers

i think iPhone purposely makes raggedy chargers. smh






"when I'm writing, i'm trapped in between the lines..."

always bet on yourself

i tell my kids not to bring their cellphones to the dinner table. that's the one place where we want to sit and talk as a family.

lemon pepper wings are sooooo good

has Sade ever come with some wack music? nope! never!

never warm up leftover fish in the microwave at work

fellas...there should be an empty space between men at a bathroom urinal

wait...should it be called a bathroom or restroom? especially when you're talking about one in public. you're not bathing nor are you resting...

Skyler and Brandon will soon be taking piano lessons. I'm happy. I took one lesson and quit

to suggest that this man should cut his afro is to suggest that he should be "less black". that's ignorant





i'm surprised that you are shocked that RKelly is still outchea being a pervert...

Usher? herpes? damn

white Macadamia cookies are so dope

some schools here in Metro Atlanta start school next week. damn...where did the summer go?




Monday, July 24, 2017

20 year Atlien...




July 24, 1997

I remember that day like it was yesterday.

It was the day that I loaded up all of my stuff on a moving truck and moved to Atlanta.

Twenty years have gone by fast. If you would have told me that I would be here for 20 years, I would have told you that you were crazy. I didn't plan to be here this long. Maybe I did...I just never thought about it.

I moved here 20 years ago today and didn't know one person in this city. I only knew my boy, JFresh, who rented a townhouse with me. JFresh and I have been friends since we were 6 years old. He had finished college and moved back to our hometown...Florence, SC. I had just graduated from South Carolina State University and I decided to move to Atlanta. At the time, I was young, energetic, ambitious, and ready to conquer the world. In this city, I found many people like me...young, gifted, and unapologetically black. I was a young bachelor with a pocket full of money. Life was beginning to start.

Life took off! I've had a successful career and I've grown as a person. More importantly, I've grown as a man. Little did I know that I would get married, buy a house, and have 3 incredible sons and 1 incredible daughter. I planted seeds here. Atlanta became home.

While I've grown up over these 20 years, I still appreciate the simple things that I love about this city...cruising down Peachtree Street with the windows down listening to hip hop (I do this at least once a week), stop by Fellini's pizza for a slice or 2, checking out the Hawks or Falcons games, a stroll through Lenox Mall to "people watch", a quiet dinner at Oceanaire, drinks at a few bars in Midtown and Atlantic Station, mad fun at Top Golf, or a solo visit to the Georgia Aquarium to check in on the animals (I love this place more than the kids do). This place has offered me alot. I've watched the city grow. I got here the summer after the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. So much has changed. Then again...so have I.

I've realized that I've lived here longer than I have lived anywhere else in my life. It's weird...when I think about that...but it's true. I've flirted with the idea of living somewhere else...but I don't plan to leave. Atlanta is NOT the "home of the Atlanta Housewives". It is not the "home for Love & Hip Hop Atlanta". It's not the home for ratchet reality tv shows. It's the home of thousands of hard working people (like me) who make a living here and feel good about their city. It's funny to see this city have a firm grip on the hip hop industry. Twenty years ago, the hip hop scene was just starting to bubble with OutKast, Goodie MoB, and Ludacris.

When I moved here 20 years ago...

gas was 99 cents

I had a pager

nobody used this new thing called "the internet"

i had a kitchen table, a bed, and my tv sat on top of a box


Time flies. I've grown...as this city has grown. I have always felt at home here. This feels as much like home as does Florence or the campus of South Carolina State University.

This is home.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

PODCAST: Biggie & Tupac...



On this episode of the 12kyle Podcast, we take a look back at the life, death, and legacies of Biggie & Tupac...from a fan's perspective

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Friday, July 14, 2017

PODCAST: how to turn a woman off...



A friend of mine recently asked me about what he was doing to turn women off. I told him there are SEVERAL things that a man can do to turn a woman off. Here they are...how to turn a woman off

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Friday, July 7, 2017

PODCAST: Paid in Full...30 Years Later w/ @Tweetrhymeslife


On July 7, 1987 the greatest hip hop album of all time was released. Paid in Full, Eric B and Rakim's debut classic album, was soon widely regarded as the best hip hop album of all time. Listen to the latest episode of the 12Kyle Podcast as eclectik (@Tweetrhymeslife) stops by and as we discuss and break down this classic album. 

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

PODCAST: 4:44 initial thoughts...with @Tweetrhymeslife




Listen to the latest episode of the 12Kyle Podcast as I sit down with my homie, eclectik (@Tweetrhymeslife) as we discuss our initial thoughts on listening to the new album from Jay Z, 4:44.

This is NOT an album review. This wasn't even supposed to be a podcast. We just got on this subject and it went from there.

Special guest appearance from my daughter, Skyler.

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