Joe Budden Needs To Chill

Look, I’m actually a Joe Budden fan, man. I mean, I’ve already expressed that sentiment on this very blog. However; at this point, there is something that Joe needs to learn: chill the fuck out, fam! Damn, this dude finds himself in some bullshit every time he steps outside. Listen, whether it’s his feud with Drake or his on-air clash with Lil Yachty, Joe always ends up in some unnecessary tomfoolery. Now, with all of that being said, after his wild interview with Migos, Joe needs to either curb his attitude or pick a different career path.

So, shit went left while Joe, DJ Akademiks and Nadeska Alexis interviewed Migos at the 2017 BET Awards. Joe and company were all representing Everyday Struggle, a show on Complex. During the conversation, Akademiks asked Takeoff, one-third of Migos, how he felt about being left off of “Bad and Boujee,” the group’s biggest hit. For some reason, Takeoff said he wasn’t left off of the track. Umm, maybe he confused himself with Lil Uzi Vert, son.

In any case, Ak asked him to repeat himself a number of times and Joe stated that he wanted to wrap up the interview. From there, Quavo responded to Joe’s comment, then Joe suddenly got up and dropped his mic. Needless to say, Migos and company wanted to slap the beard off of Joe’s face.

Now, here’s my thing: why was any of this necessary, son? Ok, yes, Joe is known as an ornery rapper. Yes, he’s known to snap at Ak on a regular basis. But, he’s supposed to be a damn media personality now, man! If the interview isn’t going well, either switch up the line of questioning or find a smoother way to end the talk. Why the fuck would he just get up and drop his mic? Man, if I was in Migos, I would’ve felt a way too. Like, the entire situation was unprofessional, fam. Anger is not the way to solve every fucking problem, bruh! Joe needs to learn some fucking couth and a little patience.

Frankly, I don’t know who Joe was pissed at. Was it Ak or was it Migos? Now, my money is on Ak, but even still, there’s a better way to handle this situation, son. Shit, look at what almost happened, man! One flippant act almost got Joe stomped out by an entire entourage. On the real, the shit doesn’t make any sense, fam. Joe just needs to relax, bruh.

In the end, Joe needs to make a decision. Does he really want to be a media personality? If not, he can go home and be mad inside his house with Cyn Santana. If he does, then he needs to learn how to handle these incidents better. Ultimately, nobody should get their ass kicked over a “Bad and Boujee” question, son. That is all. LC out.

P.S. Offset is the dopest member of Migos, man. Yes, I know, that has nothing to do with nothing, but I just had to say that, fam. Peace.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘War’

Welcome back, good people! Here we are again, man. Another Friday, another new jam, fam. Now, at this point, we’ve been down this road a few times. With that being said, there’s no need to write some long thesis, son. In any case, everyone can listen to “War” below. Per usual, the song can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and streamed on YouTube. Let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, bruh. LC out.

Drop A Gem On ‘Em: RIP Prodigy

Look, I won’t lie, son. This death hit me hard, man. I mean, Prodigy from Mobb Deep literally defined an era for me. Shit, all jokes aside, today’s post could either be one paragraph or an entire dissertation. Prodigy had a profound impact on how I understand Rap music. In addition, his music is a vivid reminder of the New York I grew up in. All in all, Hip Hop lost a fucking LEGEND yesterday, fam! All I can say is, Rest In Peace, Prodigy!

Now, as a rapper myself, the first line is always the hardest for me to write. On the real, that one bar sets the tone for the entire verse. Needless to say, Prodigy was a MASTER at coming up with a flawless opening quote. To that point, everyone should read this article from Phonte, formerly of Little Brother. He perfectly explained how Prodigy’s power came from how he began his rhyme. Bruh, just try maintaining composure after hearing a man say “there’s a war going on outside no man is safe from.” Listen, it’s impossible, son! Ultimately, Prodigy was brilliant at writing lines that stuck in the listener’s head.

Moving on, the word on the street is that Prodigy died from complications related to sickle-cell anemia. Now, for anyone who has followed his career, his illness shouldn’t be a surprise. However; he had the condition for so long, I just figured he would always be in the clear. Apparently, we were all wrong. In any case, dying at 42 is insane, man! Like, I couldn’t possibly imagine being dead in ten years, fam. With that being said, situations like this should remind us that we can never take life for granted. By and by, we never know when all of this is going to stop.

In the end, I just want to celebrate Prodigy’s legacy. To that end, below are a bunch of my favorite Mobb Deep/solo songs. I just hope that he knew how much his music meant to people like me. RIP, Prodigy.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘Speak Up’ (Feat. Zeyi)

Welcome back, good people! LC is here with another edition of New Music Fridays. Now, for this week’s release, I’m dropping a new joint with my dude Zeyi. Look, I’m feeling good as shit today, so why not put out a track where I’m talking my shit, son? With that being said, everyone should know the deal now. Per usual, the song can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and streamed on YouTube. Let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, man. Shout-out to Zeyi for the bars. Yessir! LC out.

So… Kendrick Lamar Bought ´╗┐His Sister A Toyota

Ok, this is going to be one of those posts where I show my age, son. I mean, are people really criticizing Kendrick Lamar for buying his sister a Toyota Camry? Man, that’s the dumbest shit I’ve ever heard. I swear, people have really skewed views on responsible behavior, fam. Shit, maybe that’s why so many internet trolls are broke, bruh. Clearly, they’d much rather make memes than make smart decisions.

Now, for those who missed it, Kendrick’s sister, Kayla Duckworth, just graduated from high school. As a present for her accomplishment, Kung Fu Kenny bought her a 2017 Camry. Naturally, she was excited about her gift, so she posted a picture on Instagram. From there, a few haters judged K.Dot for getting her a Toyota instead of a more expensive car. So, with all of that being said, why on Earth would he cop his teenage sister a luxury car?

Look, call me Buzz Killington, but a kid who can’t buy cigarettes or legally drink doesn’t need a high priced car. I don’t care how much money their family has in the bank. Bruh, this girl just graduated from high school! Why the fuck does she need a Mercedes, BMW or Lexus? I mean, who in their right mind would trust a teenager with a car that costs more than college tuition? Fam, that’s absolutely ridiculous. Someone that age needs to prove that they can take care of basic shit before they have the world handed to them.

Keeping it a buck, I know my sons are going to want cars one day. Regardless of my income, them dudes better be grateful for a Toyota or a Honda. Shit, I can afford a Benz and I still drive my Camry, man. Side note, my wife actually thinks I’m cheap, so maybe I’m not the best example, son. Look, I’m frugal with my money, fam. Growing up broke made me appreciate shit. In any case, Kendrick is smart for his economic purchase. I guarantee, once his sister is old enough, he’ll probably splurge on something more age appropriate. Ultimately, let that man cook, bruh.

In the end, nothing else needs to be said, son. Online haters need to get a life, man. Shit, if they made smarter decisions, then maybe they wouldn’t have the time to judge from behind a keyboard. Well, such is life, fam. Anyway, let me get back to worrying about my money, kid. LC out.

Chaos At An Ariana Grande Concert

Man, I’m speechless right now, son. Honestly, I don’t have a lot to say about last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester, England. All I know is, the entire situation is fucked up, fam. I mean, beyond fucked up, man. Ultimately, I want to give my condolences to anybody who lost a loved one due to this unnecessary act of violence. In addition, I hope for a full recovery for anyone who was injured in the attack. At this point, we really all need each other, man.

So, keeping it a buck, I’d be surprised if someone didn’t hear about last night’s tragedy. In any case, at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena, an explosion erupted. This lead to the death of 22 people and the injury of 59 more. As of now, not much else is know about the situation, except that Salman Abedi is the alleged suicide bomber.

Now, in terms of Abedi, he was apparently a 23-year-old British national who was “known to authorities.” Also, ISIS has come forward to claim responsibility for this senseless act. With that being said, I don’t even know what to make of that because ISIS loves to take credit for shit without any verifiable proof. Anyway, regardless of whatever organization he belonged to, Abedi took it upon himself to harm and kill innocent people. Once again, religious/political agendas seem to be at the helm of chaos and dispair. Look, enough is fucking enough, fam!

In the end, I don’t know what else to say here, man. Listen, this is simply a terrible situation, son. Hopefully, we can get to the bottom of this as soon as possible. In my eyes, someone needs to go down for this shit. Too many people have paid the ultimate cost for this shit to go unanswered. By and by, if ISIS is really behind this debacle, they need to be eradicated once and for all. *Sigh* That’s all I’ve got, man. That’s all I’ve got. LC out.

FutureHive: Leave Russell Wilson Alone

So, to begin, it’s no secret that I’m the treasurer of #FutureHive. I mean, I’ve confirmed this on my platform numerous times. In any case, I have a message for my fellow bredren: I think it’s about time we left Russell Wilson alone. Ultimately, a man shouldn’t be attacked for being a good stepdad. All in all, Wilson should be applauded for taking an active role in Future‘s son’s life. On the real, any thought to the contrary is truly misguided.

So, I was inspired to write this post because Wilson has taken some unnecessary heat over the last few weeks. The fuckery began on this past Mother’s Day. In the middle of an Instagram post to Ciara, Wilson used the words “our kids.” Now, for anyone who is unaware, in addition to Baby Future, Wilson and Ciara just had a biological child together. Needless to say, #FutureHive wasn’t with the shits and bashed Wilson for claiming Baby Future as his own.

Moving on, the second hit came on Baby Future’s birthday. So, in another IG post, Wilson showed love to the little tike and christened himself “Papa Russ.” Anyway, as we can all imagine, the pro-Future crowd wasn’t happy with this proclamation either. Once again, Wilson was criticized for not being Baby Future’s “real dad” and for “disrespecting Future.”

Ok, with all of that being said, I feel like Wilson’s detractors are missing the big picture here. Look, what the fuck else should Wilson be doing? I mean, if we’re all keeping it a buck, Baby Future spends more time with Wilson than Future. Bruh, he’s married to the child’s mother, for God‘s sake. I really don’t believe he’s trying to usurp Future as the boy’s father. He’s just showing the child as much love as he possibly can. Shit, what do people really want, fam? Would they be happier if he treated the child like shit and only paid attention to his biological seed? Man, I’m pretty sure Wilson would be crucified for that too.

Listen, Wilson is doing what a good stepparent is supposed to do. In the grand scheme of things, it’s better when a stepparent shows a child that type of attention. It ensures that the kid never feels less than or underappreciated. Frankly, it creates a more balanced household and provides a loving environment for everyone involved. Ultimately, if Baby Future is loved by Future, Ciara AND Wilson, is that really a bad thing? In any case, hating on a man for loving his wife’s son is fucking ridiculous, man. We all need to grow up, fam.

In the end, let Russell Wilson live. If Baby Future is happy and Ciara is happy, then no one else’s opinion matters. Shit, if some of these naysayers got more hugs when they were younger, then maybe they wouldn’t be so damn bitter, son. In the words of Funkmaster Flex, “who you mad at? Me or yourself?” LC out.