Friday, March 09, 2007

The centerpiece of my weekend will be a concert I am attending this weekend. The Roots, Chuck Brown, and Lupe Fiasco will all be performing at Constitution Hall. There are few groups who put on a live show like The Roots, so I know I'll enjoy them. Despite the fact that I have lived in the DC area for 20 years, I really am not much of a go-go fan, but Chuck Brown has a damn good band, so I know I'll be able to appreciate his set. Lupe only has one cd out, and I am usually against artists who have the gall to go on tour despite only having one cd out. But since he is only the opening act, I can endure it. And on top of that, I was able to stumble upon some 4th row seats..good times indeed. I always have this fantasy that I'll be called on stage to bust a freestyle while The Roots back me up. I don't have many rhymes, but I could hold my own for about 2 minutes. Anyway, I'll be sure to blog about it thoroughly on Monday.

I really tried to avoid blogging this, but it is a joke for me to avoid it at this point. I am having difficulty with my ladyfriend. It is tough to shake the ghosts of our respective pasts and move forward at the same time. Its the equivalent of trying to put a fitted sheet on your bed with one hand, One side looks perfect and then you glance at the other side of the bed, and the sheet is not tucked in at all. That's all for now on this.

Biggie died 10 years ago today. I was getting dressed for work, when I heard the radio dj announce it, and I must admit I was de-sensitized to his death given that Tupac had been shot in the same fashion 6 months earlier. I don't consider him the best rapper ever, but he was well on his way to being ONE of the best before his passing. I wonder if his mother feels guilty at all for not keeping her son on the right path..I wonder how she feels period about outliving her son. I cannot imagine how that feels.

All I Do -Stevie Wonder.
Listen carefully to this song, and you will hear background vocals from:
1)Betty Wright
2)The O'Jays
3)Michael Jackson
You can hear it clearly at the 3:50 mark of the song.


hadassah444 said...

Rashad, I actually spit my coffee out when I read the part about you "bustin a freestyle"...LOL please....

when are you starting counseling?

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

How do you build a fanbase you don't go on tour? You should be on tour before you even put something out.

Jo said...

Have you been putting on sheets with one hand lately? It will be good when you are two handed again. Happy healing!

As for the concert, enjoy it . . .I wanna here you freestyle.

They are having a HipHop Karaoke today in NYC and the theme is Biggie. If you were here, we could go to that and you could freestyle. Of course, that is one karaoke I would NEVER be able to take part in! LOL!