Kid Tested, Mother Approved, and 100% Sucka Free

Legacy NC Suicide Watch (mixtape)

| Friday, May 29, 2009

Tracklisting: 1.Intro/The Greatest (Official single from the Suicide Music album) produced by Khrysis
2.No Regrets pt 1 produced by K Hill
3.Let The Music Live B Hop f/L.E.G.A.C.Y. produced by X3M
4.Murder Game f/ Shelly B produced by Kakalack Gat
5.Bang(Freestyle) K Hill produced by Khrysis
6.It's All Real produced by Khrysis
7.1-800 Suicide (Freestyle)
8.We're Watching You O.N.E. Jones produced by Coolout Chris
9.It's So Good Dasan Ahanu f/L.E.G.A.C.Y. produced by Picasso
10.Outta Love(06 Unreleased) produced by Gyphted
11.Fear (Never Scared Remix) EAF f/L.E.G.A.C.Y. Sean Boog produced by J Wheels
12.Carolina Flow O.N.E. Jones
13.Don't Have To Stay produced by Khrysis
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Happy Burfday TOOT

This week instead of posting the videos and I want to give a birthday shout out. This post is for my lil mamacita, happy born day from erbody repping the cause. Be blessed.

Blackstarr - Respiration Remix featuring Black Thought

| Monday, May 25, 2009
This track always touched a soft spot in my heart. Its the same feeling I got ten years ago and I still get it today. This is hip hop.

DP (DAILY PLANET) freestyle 003

| Saturday, May 23, 2009
Instead of posting the normal weekly videos, I rather share something exclusive because I can and no one else has this. DP freestyle over a Reef Ali track. Whats the purpose of having a blog with no exclusives?


| Friday, May 22, 2009

Saturday, June 27th, 2008
11AM- 5PM
Queens Landing,
Lake Norman, NC
$25.00 per person in advance

Come Spend An Afternoon With Some Of The
"Hottest Stars" In The Carolinas As We Cruise Along Lake Norman In The Mystic Catawba Queen Riverboat
And Enjoy The Wonderful Attractions of
Queens Landing, Lake Norman, NC

Must RSVP By 5/30!
To reserve seating, location/payment Info

Planning To Also Stay Overnight?
Contact Country Inn Suites(704) 895-6565
(Ref: JayJon)

Oddisee Home Studio Tour + Work Schedule

| Thursday, May 21, 2009

VIA Crate Kings

Gemini 5ive Featuring Pharoahe ManC - Cover Girl

| Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Gemini 5ive:

Excuse me, what's ya name miss? You now in tuned into
Best in the ride, hit cha heart like a soul vibe.

I see ya profile: elegant & pretty
Witty with the concepts you need to get with me.
Quickly in the top 5, but she provide a
Smile that's worth while the top slice of the pie...and I
Can't deny it, can't put it pass on a
Scale on 1- 10, a 25 and a 1/2, I mean...
What you expect when you look. into them eyes
If her face was blue skies, her eyes be ah sunrise
And I'm lost in the spirit of essence
Her presence got me focusing my eyes on the heavens
Cause our chemistry is much more than matched
Attached to the heart is a chain called the facts
And she my true heart, # 1 in the world:
My angel, my star, my shine, my cover girl (heyyy)

Tameka, Tammy…Angela, Rene…
Brittney, Lisa…Michelle, Shante…
For ALL my pretty girls from across the world, you step it
Out Ms. Thang…cause you my Cover Girl

Pharoahe’ ManC
Oye vey! Lordy lordy, joy/ pain, so
Many girls, which one's gon' be ya boy bay?
Good and bad luck, but what do the coy say? They
Play ya man like he a KB Toy game...(dang)
Tho one day, I'll pull a model off the runway, a
Student off the yard: Delta, AKA,
Maybe a prudent star for when life is like a movie, I'm
Too G, looking for a20cutie for QT...or
Bootsie: I'd rather be you Ms. Cover Girl,
Bikini Bottom squirrel, nutso for your beauty,
Betty Boop-sy frame, Prada wrappin ya booty: a
Very freaky girl rockin Gucci...Oopsie, I mean...
A classy girl, loosely bound to her fake constructs, a
Strong foundation...she blushes when I take her lust...
She sounds too good to be true, but why would I make her up?
Maybe it's Maybelline...(yeah) maybe it's make believe…8)


Damu on the MPC - Same Beat - Y Society Live at WKCR NYC (2/2)

| Monday, May 18, 2009

Damu on the MPC - Same Beat - Y Society Live at WKCR NYC (2/2) from jnota on Vimeo.


From the free EP: Damu The Fudgemunk - Same Beat

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Damu on the MPC 2000 - Same Beat - Live Freestyles in NYC (1/2)


Damu on the MPC 2000 - Same Beat - Live Freestyles in NYC (1/2) from jnota on Vimeo.

From the free EP: Damu The Fudgemunk - Same Beat

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ZaJazza - Musical Puzzle (DOWNLOAD)

| Sunday, May 17, 2009
This is an incredible project by my man Zajazza, its just good music from funk to soul, and some dope emcees. Check it out and support good music.


1 Intro by Kid Lucky (Hip Hop Subway series) and Bill Blass on “Midnigth blue” - Kenny Burrel
2 “Wind parade” - Donald Byrd
3 “I'm gonna love you just a little bit more babe” - Jimmy Smith
4 “Corey died on the battle field” - The Wild Magnolias
5 Scratch interlude on “You turned me on, but you can’t turn me off” - Sylver Convention
6 “Music Turns Me On” - Mark Holder
7 “Come Together” - Richard Groove Holmes/Ernie Watts
8 Hip Hop Subway series’ freestyles on “Lightly salted” - Barry Ungar
9 “Cantelope Island” - Donald Byrd
10 Drums
11 “The edge” - David Mc Callum
12 “Soul” - S.O.U.L.
13 “Live wire” - The meters
14 “The bump” - George Freeman
15 Scratch interlude on “Still bill” - Bill Withers
16 “Goin down slow” - Bobby Blue Bland
17 “Get out my life woman” - Joe Williams
18 Hired Gun freestyles on “Christmas will be” - Low Rawls
19 “Sing a simele song” - Sly and the family stone
20 Beat juggling interlude on “Knock him out” - Sugar Ray
21 “Tatou strip tease” - Michel Audiard
22 “Les copains de la basse” - Guy Pederson
23 Poem by Aeden and freestyle by Bill Blass on “Day dream” - Bernard Wystaete
24 “Driving” - Driver OST
25 Beat juggling interlude on “”
26 “Slick Eddie” - Sonny Stitt
27 “Blues walk” - Lou Donaldson
28 “Oblighetto” - Brother Jack McDuff
29 Outro by Rawaness on “Mystic Brew” - Ronnie foster

MISSION STATEMENT - "This project took me a long time, like 6 months of digging in the crates of Phily and New York, researching the right breaks (Soul, Jazz, Funk from the 60’s and 70’s), and recording some New York Mcees in order to make a kind of homage to the roots of Hip Hop Music. So, what’s the recipe? Some good records, two turntables, a handheld recorder, and some skilled mcees…"


Cipher with DP (Daily Planet) and Treason and EOP on the MPC

| Saturday, May 16, 2009
Cipher with DP (Daily Planet) and Treason EOP on the mpc at Reefs crib. Sorry about the sound quality the video was recorded on my blackberry.

In the Crates

Yeah erbody knows, Im not one to brag, but the photo below; yeah its the 12th anniversary of the classic Funcrusher Plus and yeah its autographed by EL-P. Now go kill yourself.

Pharoahe ManC and Gemini 5ive - Cover Girl Snippet

| Thursday, May 14, 2009
Exclusive new material by my folks, Cover Girl is a classic in the making. This post is dedicated to all the strong beautiful women that I know.

A Great Way to....

To start the weekend

Ghostface Killah - Camay

Raekwon - Ice Cream

RZA aka Bobby Digital "La Rhumba"

Ghostface Killah - Cher Chez La Ghost

. Dilla "Jay Stay Paid" Due June 2nd; Featuring Doom, Black Thought, M.O.P., Raekwon, Mobb Deep, & More


By now most everyone is familiar with the story of musical legend J Dilla. The quiet, prolific producer collaborated with everyone from Eryka Badu to Common to Janet Jackson to Prince. Dilla was just beginning to capitalize on his cult status when he sadly passed at age 32 due to Lupus-related complications. Jay Stay Paid is a 28 track collection of unreleased Dilla beats mixed and arranged by Pete Rock. While mostly instrumental, "J$P" also offers a few guests vocals from artists that Dilla worked with or admired including Black Thought of The Roots, MF DOOM, Havoc of Mobb Deep, M.O.P. , Raekwon and more.

Curtailing any notion of jumping on some sort of Dilla bangwagon, Jay Stay Paid was executive produced by Dilla's mother Maureen Yancey (aka Ma Dukes) along with the musical supervision of Dilla's only real musical idol, Pete Rock. "It wasn't rushed and it wasn't haphazard," explains Ms Yancey. "This album combines what he did in the beginning of his career, what he did in some of our early hospital stays, which was very deep, and some stuff pulled from old floppy disks & DATs. Its mind blowing...this is like the missing links to Dilla's legacy."

The format of the album plays like a radio show with Pete Rock as the program director. With regards to Pete's involvement, Ms. Yancey gets very excited, "Dilla wanted to pattern himself behind Pete. His dream was to become as close as possible to what Pete stood for. Pete meant everything to him. Dilla would have just been flabbergasted! " Pete's sentiments were the same toward Dilla, "Dude was amazing. He just kinda came outta nowhere and the more you heard his beats the better they got. He may not be here with us, but it's all good we're going to keep his music alive and well."

In the late 80s, Dilla founded the seminal rap group Slum Village and put Detroit hip-hop on the map, while the 90's saw him playing a major role in the production team The Ummah with Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad doing extensive work on Tribe Called Quest's last two albums. (Press Release)


1. KJay FM Dedication
2. King
3. I Told Yall
4. Lazer Gunne Funke
5. In The Night (Owl N Out) – While you slept (I crept)
6. Smoke feat. Blu
7. Blood Sport feat. Lil Fame of M.O.P.
8. caDILLAc
9. Expensive Whip
10. Kaklow (Jump On It)
11. Digi Dirt feat. Phat Kat
12. Dilla Bot Vs. The Hybrid feat. Danny Brown & Constantine
13. Milk Money
14. Spacecowboy Vs. Bobble Head
15. Reality Check feat. Black Thought
16. On Stilts
17. Fire Wood Drumstix feat. DOOM
18. Glamour Sho75 (09)
19. 10,000 Watts
20. 9th Caller
21. Make It Fast Mega Mix (Unadulterated Mix) feat. Diz Gibran
22. 24K Rap feat. Havoc of Mobb Deep & Raekwon
23. Big City
24. Pay Day feat. Frank Nitty of Frank n’ Dank
25. See That Boy Fly feat. Illa J & Cue D
26. Coming Back
27. Mythsysizer
28. KJay and We Out

Originally posted on


| Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sweetie, I beg your permission to ready your vision to
Get up with this ROMANtic and make a better decision,
Bombard you with vocal ‘game’ and steady insisting, but
Honestly, my only aim is in heaven’s intentions…
Words: I said them, I meant them, to spread the momentum; to
Bring a smile to your face and help you weather the symptoms of the
Struggles of everyday, and I’m prepared ready-made, so
When I speak to touch you heart, don’t regret and forget them…
Been loving you from the start of our melodies written,
Steadily spitting my song strong as a medic’s prescription cause of the
Beautifully Unique Divine Diva Your are…but I wanna
Be a better B.U.D.D.Y. than Musiq, and do more than Juslisen,
I want to explore this vixen and implore this
Whispering in your ear til your drawers are twisting, and
Keep an eye out for when your worry’s sensing then
Keep the other as spare just for MORE attention,
Cause I could observe you with my eyes closed, and behind the
Blindfold still see that your glory’s risen…
That’s why the nights go by with your light shone high,
Sparking sunshine through your striking resemblance 8)

Perfection is jealous; the only goddess made, I need
Roy Orbison’s shades to view her vivid dazzling, but my
Eyes are always up for a brilliant glow that’s challenging…
Thank her for showing me how and what really love is,
Thank her for showing me how and what really love is,
You know I had to say it twice to do it any Justice…her
Word choice reminds me of sons and daughters, she’s
Open water that quenches the thirst for martyrs…
My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of this girl, I
Adamantly observe her like another world, so
Never mind the blinding, she easily mesmerizes and
Captivates me with her solar eclipse, the shining that
Has me licking my lips, washing out my eyes in hopes that
I could look upon her with pure vision, (tries the soap)…
Loving a prize as inexplicably wondrous as
Describing to a blind man what each and every color is

Shabaam Shadeeq Mixtape

| Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Go Hard Or Go Home: ft. Clap Cognac, Cashmere, Shabaam Sadeeq from Digiwaxx TV on Vimeo.

S-DUB entitled "RELENTLESS" hosted by HipHop's legendary DJ TONY TOUCH
along side DJ JRONIN the game's biggest underground mixtape dj today.
This is an excellent collab with both the veteran dj and the rising
star dj both cosigning S-DUB himself ! This is a classic piece of work
that has been receiving great reviews online and on press across the
country such as the one in The Source magazine's "Tale of the Tape"
above. In addition S-DUB receives an honorable mention in the most
recent edition of XXL Magazine 2008 on Page 75, recognizing his
classic work along side Rap Icon Eminem himself ! Make sure to pick up
your copy of XXL Magazine and check it out. They say if you persist
you can only get better in time and S-DUB is a living testament to
that statement .Keep your ears open for more from this classic artist.


Planet Asia presents Gold Chain Military - "Big Ups" (video)

| Monday, May 11, 2009


BLOKHEDZ - Episode 1

| Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Seis de Mayo (The Day After Cinco De Mayo)

I must honestly say for this to be a jacked up weak from bull, whining hoes, scandalous hoes, shady mofos and dumbass police, this has been my best birthday in a long time. People who know me, know since my mothers passing I don't celebrate holidays and so one, my birthday especially. This took me back to my childhood, there was one year, I was really young and Beetlejuice was the rave and I got beetlejuice toys. I was just amazed back then and I have not felt that feeling in a long time. Hell I think thats why I still love beetlejuice now. I want to say I was like five or six, besides the point thank you for all of the emails, text msgs, phone calls, gifts, cards and love in general.

Scent of An Angel Anniversary

Ok people its been a year since the release of my sophomore album, honestly I just really started listening to it. I just want to thank everyone who supported the project, it means the world to me. Music is life and life is music, I love all of the feedback from the album positive and negative. There is much more to come and I will post the pictures from the album release party eventually. As most of you know the physical copies are out of print, as far as I know there is one copy left. If you want the last copy, holla.

Playing the Game Part 4 by Bambi

| Monday, May 4, 2009

It's 1AM and the party is over. The limo has taken Shannon to an airport hotel for her early morning flight to LA. Only family is left along with a few caterers who are taking equipment to their vans. I stand in the kitchen proudly watching David take care of the final details of the event. Everyone is pleased. He walks over to me and hands me an envelope. "This is yours" he says and gives me a heartfelt hug. "Thanks for trusting me this event." he smiles. "Sweetheart, you owe me nothing, this is event was all you. You made it happen," and I place the envelope back into his hand. "But I can't it take it back," David informs me with a raised eyebrow. "It wasn't apart of the service fee, it's a surprise bonus gift for you from Marcus."

"Don't look at me like that, besides you need to call it a night. Your girlfriend has been patiently waiting for you to finish up , so get out of here !" I wave for Monica to come over. I open the envelope and see that Marcus has given me a check for $3000. Attached is a yellow post it note that reads, "The best things come in threes or at least I hope at 3!" I inwardly pray, "Jesus, please help me."

"Catch your mind sis", David surprisingly responds to my inward prayer. "I know everything's not peaches and cream with you and Will but promise me you won't get caught up again?" How could I look him in the face and promise him something I couldn't promise myself? David sees the bewilderment on my face and says, "Well at least try, you know broken hearts do compromising things. When we hurt, we revert back to that which is familiar for comfort. Marcus for you is someone close, very familiar and a true friend. I won't excuse your actions but I can understand them." "Your wisdom has been heard and noted David, but please don't you allow my indiscretion to detour you from keeping a chaste relationship with Monica." I speak with a shameful heart for I still pondered about making that same mistake once again.

"We’re keeping it holy but it's so hard on a brother cause my girl is FINE!" David replies as Monica aka Megan Good number two walks past him. He stares at her, but not with lust in his eye but with love as she hugs me good night. We walk toward the family room door to bid each other farewell. "Here is the key to my apartment, drive safely and I'll see you later on." David says while handing me his key. "No thank you buddy, I am staying ALONE at the Embassy resort. No kids, no hubby and no one calling me mommy for an entire weekend, paradise! And anyway if I come and stay with you I will end up doing your housework." I respond placing the key back into his hand.

Mama Pansy gets up from her chair and interrupts, "Am I hearing you right child, did you just say you're staying in a hotel? Cat! You know I raised you better, you mean to tell me you have all these empty bedrooms in this house and you didn't ask baby girl to stay here with us for the weekend?" Cat smirks and slyly answers, "Mama she didn't want to!' I give Marcus a sharp mean look. With her hands upon her hips, Mama Pansy continues, "She may not want to BUT she is going to! Your clothes are in the car right? Cat get up and go get them! With her demands being met she smiles, blows the family a kiss and begins walking out of the room, "God bless you babies, now we’re going to bed, come on Charles." Papa Charles gets up from the sofa shaking his head and smiling. Marcus passes by me and mumbles, "She told you, didn't she?! Now go tell her where you're sleeping!" Marcus quietly sings the group Silk's song, "There's a meeting in my bedroom, bedroom, bedroom." Although he is smiling as he walks out of the door, his eyes are cold and distant.

Henry walks over from the kitchen, "Go on upstairs and rest Lil Sis, I'll have Cameron or one of the nephews around here bring up your luggage instead of Cat. I need to talk to him, our boy's hurting," he says as we both walk out into the night. Now that explains Marcus's eyes, I say to myself. "That darn Shannon! I could literally stab her for being a "platinum digger" and breaking such a good man's heart! As my mom would say, don't you better not call all men "DOGS" unless you're willing to call all women "CATS". They do the same "mess" but a cat covers theirs up so you won't find it or see it! And when it is uncovered, it still STINKS just the same! My heart goes out to Marcus but thank God their "guy talk" has become my open door of escape, it's now 1:30 am.

After taking my shower, I pamper myself in the rich body cream of CoCo Chanel, my signature fragrance just before I put on my favorite Victoria Secret silk pajama set. I pay close attention to every detail of my body, trying hard to quiet the voices of criticism that I so often hear concerning my battle scars of youth, age, weight gain, or childbirth. But tonight, I will reaffirm the beauty of me, my arms, my neck, my hips, my legs and my thighs, all of me. I even put on some flavored KLS lip gloss to make myself feel "pretty."

In the stillness of my room, David’s words resound in my head. Marcus was indeed safe and very familiar. I was free to be myself with "Cat". With him, I could talk loud and laugh even louder especially during our times at the lake playing with my boys. William on the other hand complained about my "country" loud voice and laughter and made sly comments about me only enjoying playing with the boys just to relive my childhood. When I happened to stumble over or mispronounced my words in conversation, William felt that it was his God given right to make me feel inferior to his vast vocabulary prowess by belittling me for sounding "dumb" in front of friends or even in conversations among ourselves.

Many nights I have argued with William trying to defend myself but after 20 year of trying, something in you dies, so you I learn to play the game. I am William's wife in William's Circle and I am "Me" with everyone else, especially with my true friend, "Cat."

Often times I've questioned my beauty, strength, intelligence, and even my own self worth. The wounds of my marriage's heartbreaks, frustrations, William’s affair, and our non-sexual existence had taken its toll; the battle of infidelity with Marcus was raging fully in my mind. Just like the movie title, "He's Just Not Into You, I questioned what is wrong with me in Williams’ eyes? William enjoys the "idea" of having a smart beautiful business savvy wife and an awesome mother to his children but in reality, we live totally separate lives, the compliments and affection from him are rarely given. I still turn clients heads at his high profile business luncheons that he insist I attend but yet I lay in bed beside him untouched. I use to beg him to be with me and the kids, to hold me, or to just touch me but I was quickly reprimanded and told to enjoy the fruits of his labor; M-O-N-E-Y instead.

Now Marus’ touch was damn near erotic, and readily available. Since high school he has had a way of placing his hand on the small of my back, softly rubbing while whispering, "Are you ok?”And if no one told you yet, let me be the first to say you look absolutely beautiful." Just the thought causes me to yearn for it. "Catch your mind, Deb catch your mind!" I tell myself.

Its 2:30am, my cell buzzes, the text reads, "Come meet me in the theater" Of course it's Marcus. I text back, "No, It's late..." Marcus calls me and says slowly, "I really need you, please come down." His voice sounding as if he has been crying. I try to reply but he hangs up. Among all the wonderful party festivities, well wishes, and loving friends and family, Marcus was still broken. So I prepare myself to console my often time comforter.

The house is quiet so I tiptoe down the hall to enter the elevator; hoping no one hears or sees me. Once the elevator doors closed, I sigh a breathe of relief thinking to myself, "This is so high schoolish sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night with Cat's parents in the house!" Once I stepped out of the elevator, I am suddenly gripped with fear. I am alone in a dimly lit replica of a 1940 movie theatre lobby. How creepy everything seems, old horror movie posters on the wall, a shadowy video game area, and the ticket booth with that weird life size wax ticket lady that I loathed. The eeriness of it all has me spooked and ready to turn back around. But I drum up the courage to press forward only to be stopped in my tracks by the motion sensored ticket lady turning towards me saying "Enjoy the show!

Frightened, I lean up against the theater doors to calm myself from shaking. I now can hear strange music playing inside the theater. I open the door to an unusually darken room. The only lights that are on are the aisle lights, a few dim ones in the front, and a few red glowing ones scattered about. I recognize the music it's Prince's Beautiful Ones. Marcus's voice speaks harshly through the darkness, "Lock the door and leave the lights as is." Startled by his instructions and seeing that on the screen is his and Shannon's Vegas wedding ceremony I nervously call out, "Cat I can't see, what’s going on, where are you?" Cat blusters again, "Leave the lights alone and lock the doors. I'm down here." As my eyes began to adjust to the light, I could see Marcus waving his hand which held a glass. This whole scene is something straight out of horror flick but silly me still turns to lock the doors. My heart is beating fast from fear telling me to "run away" but my mind is saying "This is Cat, he's not going to harm you." "Yeah famous last words", I think to myself and I pick up a pool stick from the wall just for precautionary measures.

Walking to the front of the theater, there I find Marcus seating on the floor in brown silk pajamas, arms resting on his knees, head bowed. Beside him is a tray with a mini ice bucket, tongs, and a half empty bottle of Crown Royal. "Cat, baby are you alright?" I ask. Without looking up he begins to spiel, "Why did she leave me? Was I not good enough? Did I not give her enough? What's wrong with me?" With tears running down his face, Marcus looks at me and ask a question that pierces my heart, "Why didn't she love me, wasn't I worth being loved too?" I drop the pool stick and kneel by side wrapping my arms around his shoulders, "Shh... Cat please don't talk like this, she's the one who has lost out not you, not you baby!"

I sit down and lay his head on my chest, holding him in attempts to calm the affects of his brokenness. He continues to weep then he speaks, "Deb, I gave Shannon my heart, treated her like a queen, gave her everything needed and she asked for. Trips to Milan, Paris, diamonds, and furs and when I was at my lowest and needed her most she up and leaves me. Deb, after surgery I was in so much pain I asked her to just hold me throughout the night and she wouldn't even do that for me. Heartless! I knew all along she had someone else but I couldn't accept it. While I was out giving her everything, making this life for us, she had this dude lying up in my house, watching my TV, driving my cars and eating my pop tarts!"

With that statement I begin to laugh. "I'm sorry Cat, but your pop tarts?" He looks up at me with a smirk, "Hold up, I am having a heartfelt moment here and you're laughing? Yeah, my strawberry pop tarts with the sprinkles!" We both break out into laughter while he continues to lie against my chest. "Where is the remote?" I ask. "Let's turn off your heartbreak cinema and turn on another song. Just turn on the stereo and whatever plays we will listen. If it's a fast song we will get up and dance, if it's slow we will just cry together, deal? “I kiss Marcus' graying temple. He obliges.

It was as if an angel had heard our pain, the perfect song begins to play, India Arie's He Heals Me. Marcus continues to rest on my chest holding my hand at the point where they lay upon his. I whisper "You know you do," referring to his ability to heal my many wounds throughout the years. I rock him slowly in my arms to the Indie's soothing words. He kisses my hand and says, "It's been my pleasure, thanks for being her for me tonight." His cheeks are still wet with tears. "Cat look at me," I insist. He looks up with tears clouding his magnificent eyes. "Why us, Deb?" he questions. "I don't know dear heart, I just don't know." I answer softly. He kisses my lips lightly. I close my eyes just as the song ends and receive his tenderness.

Marcus changes positions as Princes voice coons in again, this time with "Adore." His stare is spellbinding; he searches my face for a spot to plant his lips but chooses my neck instead. I react to his passionate love bite with a pleasurable sigh. "Hmm, so you like that", Marcus whispers in my ear. "Then love this" His warm tongue gradually moves down from my ear, to my neck toward my cleavage, he stops at the top button of my pajamas. Taking the toss pillows off of the theater chairs, he rests them on the floor and delicately places me upon them. Continuing in his seduction, he unbuttons my top, exposing my breast. "May I?" he says provocatively while licking his lips in the trademark LL Cool J fashion. Without awaiting an answer, he proceeds far beyond my upper body and my expectations. My mind is now in a complete haze.

After he sensed my pleasure, he lies beside me, pulling me close and kisses my forehead. “I won't force you do something that you don't want to do." he relays looking in my eyes. "I know," and I kiss him deeply. I unbutton his shirt to revile years of disciplined training. I kiss every ripple, every muscle as I approach his heart, I slowly kiss his scar. Marcus quickly reaches and tries to stop my actions, he pleads “Don't," while holding my chin. There are again traces of tears on his cheeks. "Cat, this is not a sign of your weakness but a sign of your strength." I removed his hand and continue kissing the nemesis that has so easily vexed this powerful strong man's being. From his body's reaction, I could tell he was crying silently. Determined to bring comfort, I taste every drop of his honey touched skin. With every touch, every kiss, Marcus' anguish subsides.

Kissing passionately, comfortable in our own skin, touching each other, exploding one another, fully exposed yet unashamed. Marcus pauses and ask, "Please don't say no, let me love you." I allow him to enter. The burdens of our past afflictions send shockwaves through my body as we connect over and over again. As the weight of our heartache becomes too massive for me to bear, I whisper in his ear, "Dear heart, I am not going to leave you again." All is released every frustration, every disappointment, every fear, simply flows into mere nothingness. Jill Scott's "He Loves Me" lulls us into peace under the faux mink throw Marcus has so thoughtfully placed over us.

"Cat, we can't keep doing this," I quietly say. "I understand," he answers. "But what about birthday and holidays?" he jokingly persist. "No not even those days, Mr. Catman Jones!" I smile. "I've got something for you," Marcus says as he gets up puts on his pajama and walks to the bar. He brings back a tiffany box. In my mind I am thinking, "This better not be a gift that was intended for Shannon", so I look at him suspiciously. He reads my body language as he sits down beside me to present the gift."Snoopy, this gift was brought just for you and you alone" and kisses me again on my forehead. Snoopy was a childhood nickname Marcus had given me when I and his sister were caught "snooping" around in his room. Hearing him call me, "Snoopy," always made me smile and he knew it.

Inside the box is a tiffany bracelet with two charms, one's a diamond and emerald dog charm, and the other an engraved T&C pink enamel finish disc with the words "2 Snoopy My Forever Friend" 143. We kiss and we learn to laugh once again...

Bambi has plans in the works to continue developing the characters of "Playing The Game" into a book. Be on the look out for the book information here on this blog! Next blog short story by Bambi, a suspense thriller, "Scorned!" How far will a daughter go to seek revenge for her father's death? Find out this summer...


Tiye Phoenix - Half Woman Half Amazin DROPPING MAY 26th



Babygrande is pleased to announce the signing of Tiye Phoenix, former Rawkus artist and member of the supergroup Polyrhythm Addicts, for her solo debut "Half Woman Half Amazin" due out on May 26th, 2009.

Classically trained in Piano since she was seven years-old, Tiye Phoenix has always been musically, creatively and artistically inclined. In the late 90's, Tiye was a part of S.O.U.L. Food Symphony, a DC based group that performed with artists like, Nas, Gill Scot Heron & more. During the "Golden Years" of hip-hop, Tiye was a member of the Rawkus family, collaborating with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek & many more. Tiye also worked with fellow Rawkus artists DJ Spinna, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Mr. Complex as part of the super group The Polyrhythm Addicts.

Striking a nuanced balance between sensuality and sophistication, Tiye's womanhood is on full display with this mature offering. Her solo debut "Half Woman Half Amazin'" is an exploration of the duality within... and as a female producer, MC, singer and songwriter in hip-hop, she is uniquely poised to express this phenomenon.

"Tiye Phoenix is the complete package. When it comes to female MC's she is unrivaled. There are a few other relevant females right now but absolutely none are as refined as Tiye Phoenix. As a musician, songwriter, performer and as a woman she is the one," says Chuck Wilson, Babygrande's CEO.

With production from DJ Scratch, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Da Beatminerz, DJ Spinna, Apathy & more and guest appearances from Phonte (Little Brother), Chip Fu & others, Tiye is ready to take over the game as the dominant female artist in hip-hop.

Check out the single "Killin' Everybody" NOW and listen to Tiye's fierce lyricism:

Ayah - Do It All Again

| Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Superthug X The Chef X The Chemist / (Snippet Of New N.O.R.E. & KiD CuDi)

| Friday, May 1, 2009


DP aka Daily Planet freestyle 002

Whats good everybody, we are going to start May off with an exculsive. This is a new freestyle by DP aka Daily Planet over a Reef track. Enjoy