Conor McGregor Isn’t Retiring

So, I won’t lie, son. I haven’t blogged in a little while because I burned myself out, man. I mean, after all of the work that went into putting out an album, I felt drained, fam. Side note, everybody should go listen to my The Charlemagne Renaissance album right now. Like, right now, bruh! It’s on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and whatever streaming service the homies created in their basement. In any case, I’m back today to call Conor McGregor’s bluff. All in all, I don’t believe he’s retiring for one second, folks.

Ok, for those who missed it, McGregor hit Twitter to announce his retirement from MMA. Apparently, thanks to all of that Floyd Mayweather and Proper No. 12 whiskey money, he doesn’t feel the need to fight again. Now, in theory, he’s right. Sh*t, during the course of his career, he’s sold countless PPV’s and has had countless highlights. For God’s sake, he’s responsible for 5 of the top 6 UFC PPV buys, son. Frankly, he couldn’t possibly become any bigger of a star, man. So, what’s left for him to do, fam?

With all of that being said, I’m still calling shenanigans, bruh. Listen, McGregor is a competitor, son. Ok, yes, he’s also a businessman, but he made it this far by being a warrior. The way I see it, he won’t call it a career until he fights both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz again. Look, based on pride alone, I don’t see him riding off into the sunset knowing that he couldn’t beat Khabib. I’d bet money that McGregor thinks he can take him in a rematch. I mean, he’s wrong, but I guarantee he’s going to try again, man. On top of that, the series with Diaz is tied 1-1. McGregor knows that this rivalry needs a definitive winner, fam.

In the end, all will be answered, bruh. Ultimately, McGregor may have some people fooled, but I’m not one of them, son. By and by, give him like 6 months, man. He’ll find a reason to get back into that Octagon, fam. At the end of the day, I’ll still be there to watch it. All I know is, he’d have much better luck against Diaz than Khabib. Keeping it a buck, McGregor can’t beat that monster from Dagestan, people. It just is what it is, brethren. That is all. LC out.

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My Album Is On Apple Music, Spotify & Tidal!

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’m having a hard time keeping my composure right now, man. I mean, MY ALBUM IS OUT, FAM! That’s right, my album, The Charlemagne Renaissance, is officially on all streaming services. Meaning, if anybody goes to Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, etc., my album is ready to go, bruh. With that being said, I hope everyone takes a listen and gives me some feedback, folks.

Now, for those who remember, I was putting out a lot of music in 2017. Thanks to New Music Fridays, I was dropping a new song every two weeks. Anyway, all of the songs were just floating around SoundCloud. So, I decided to properly release them as an album, son. From there, Jevon Roché gave me some super dope artwork and Rick Torres mastered the project. Needless to say, I’m indebted to the both of them, man. Also, my guy Zeyi came through with the fire verse and blessed a song. All in all, I’m beyond hyped, fam!

In the end, there’s nothing else to say, bruh. Ultimately, I just hope that people will take the time to listen, son. By and by, I put a lot of work into this album and I hope folks enjoy it, man. In any case, to whoever is reading this, let me know what the best tracks on the project are. I’m always interested in hearing people’s opinions. Thank you! That is all. LC out.

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Future Needs To Stop Talking About Ciara

So, it’s no secret that I’m a Future fan, son. I mean, on several occasions, I’ve called myself the Treasurer of the FutureHive. However, I’ve got to keep it a buck, man. On the real, Future needs to stop talking about Ciara and Russell Wilson. I mean, at this point, it looks like a pathetic obsession, fam. The fact of the matter is, Ciara is happily married, bruh. With that being said, if it ain’t about Baby Future, Hndrxx needs to leave that family alone, brethren.

Ok, for those who missed it, Future had some choice words for Ciara and Wilson. During Big Bank Black’s interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Future basically called Wilson a puppet. Shit, he said that Wilson does whatever Ciara tells him and that he needs to check his wife. Apparently, Future thinks that Wilson should’ve instructed Ciara to never mention his name. The problem is, if Ciara speaks, it’s usually to respond to some fuckity-fuck shit that Future said about her in the press. Frankly, Future is the one who keeps this back-and-forth going, son.

Look, let’s do the math, man. Right now, we’re in 2019. Ciara’s been married to Wilson since 2016. Her and Future ended their union in 2014. So, why the fuck is Future still talking about this woman, fam? Like, homie, she’s gone. She’s gone, bruh. Real talk, she’s busy raising a whole ‘nother child and wearing Seattle Seahawks jerseys. On top of that, Baby Future is everywhere around town with his stepfather, son. Side note, doesn’t Future have a damn newborn with Joie Chavis? Shouldn’t he be more concerned about the kid? Anyway, Future needs to get his priorities straight, folks. Like I said in the beginning, if it ain’t about his mutual child with Ciara, then leave it the fuck alone, dude.

In the end, I’m still going to vibe out to Future’s music, son. Side note, I’m not sold on this The Wizrd album yet, but we’ll see, man. In any case, I have to call a spade a spade, fam. Ultimately, the way he harps on Ciara is real simpish, bruh. By and by, he’s questioning Wilson’s manhood, but Future’s the one looking like a sucker right now, people. At the end of the day, just give me an Autotune melody and an 808, guy. Leave all of the other clown shit alone. That is all. LC out.

Thanks For Supporting My Music

So, since Thanksgiving is this week, instead of tripping on the historical fuckery of the Pilgrims, I’ve decided to talk about what I’m thankful for. With that being said, I want to say “thank you” to every family member and friend who has aided my musical journey. Over the last year, I’ve been back on the right path, and over the last two months, the pace has accelerated. All in all, I don’t take anyone’s support for granted, son.

Ok, as a lot of folks may know, since early 2017, I’ve been putting out new records. Now, from March to December, I’ve released a total of 16 songs as part of my New Music Fridays series. Fast forward to September of this year, I’ve returned to performing onstage. Since September 8th, I’ve had a total of five shows, including one at the legendary SOB’s. Needless to say, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, man. In any case, none of this would’ve been possible if my people didn’t help me. So, I couldn’t let this time pass without giving them my full gratitude. Frankly, all of these fine folks are helping me live out my dream.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say, fam. Ultimately, this is the happiest I’ve felt in years. By and by, something happens to the spirit when a dream is deferred. At the end of the day, I’m glad I’m out of that rut, bruh. Anyway, I love everyone who’s gotten me to this point and this is only the beginning, son. As of right now, I have some big things on the horizon. First, I’m going to be re-releasing my The Charlemagne Renaissance album on Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal. Side note, folks can vibe out to it on SoundCloud for the time being. In any case, be on the lookout for that. Also, I have more shows in the very near future. The time is now and I want everybody to take this ride with me. Thanks a lot! LC out.

P.S. Shout-out to Scott Morris and all of my brethren at Mor.Bookings for holding the boy down. They’re definitely the plug that I’m not going to run off on. That is all.

P.P.S. Everyone go follow @lcharlemagnenyc on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. That’s where I make all of my music-related posts. Yessir! Good day.

My Brief Review Of J. Cole’s ‘KOD’

So, I’m going to TRY and keep today’s post short, son. I mean, at the end of the day, music is subjective, man. Frankly, I don’t believe in the idea of an album review influencing anyone’s opinion. Ok, yes, I’m well aware of the fact that this makes me sound like a complete hypocrite, fam. Shit, I’ve talked about a number of albums on this very site, bruh. But, I never said that I always make sense, folks. Anyway, let me cut the tomfoolery and give my brief review of J. Cole‘s KOD album.

Ok, I’m going to be real, son. I feel like this album is the tale of two halves. Look, in my opinion, the second half of the record is MUCH better than the first, man. The way I see it, the more meaningful songs surface towards the end of the album. Now, while songs like “KOD” and “ATM” have the right bop, the project goes up a level when “Brackets” comes on. Real talk, I feel like he properly expresses his overall message in “Brackets,” “Once an Addict,” “Friends,” “Window Pain” and “1985.”

Now, let me take a step back for a second, fam. So, for those who are unaware, Cole has a couple of visions for this album. In any case, the “KOD” acronym stands for “Kids on Drugs,” “King Overdose” and “Kill Our Demons.” As expected, the “Kids on Drugs” portion speaks about the prevalence of drug abuse in today’s youth culture. The “King Overdose” portion speaks about his own battles with addiction and escapism. Lastly, the “Kill Our Demons” portion speaks about our overall need to break free of the perils that shackle us. With all of that being said, I feel like he does a better job of touching all of those bases in the last five songs.

For example, he very eloquently depicts his mother’s struggles on “Once an Addict.” In addition, he’s able to address the general fuckery of our youth on “1985.” Side note, I think it’s amazing that clowns like Lil Pump and Smokepurpp are in their feelings about this song. Listen, Pump LITERALLY has a song called “Fuck J. Cole,” but he’s upset that he got a response? Bruh, get these little dudes the fuck from ’round me, son. In any case, Cole is able to get more thoughts across on the latter half of the album, man.

Moving on, another issue I have with the album is the production, fam. Now, Cole has never been a bad producer, bruh. However, at this point in his career, I feel like I’ve heard every type of beat he’s capable of making. Keeping it a buck, I’ve always wondered what a Cole project would sound like if he let someone else produce it. Hell, take a look at what No I.D. was able to do for Jay-Z on 4:44. Based on old interviews, Cole apparently has a great relationship with No I.D. Son, I could only imagine what an entire album would sound like if these two collaborated, man. *Sigh* I guess that’s just wishful thinking, fam. Regardless, he’s winning the way he’s doing it. So, who am I to criticize?

In the end, I think the album is just okay. I don’t think it’s wack, but I also don’t think it’s the best he can do. Ultimately, he doesn’t need to listen to any of the shit I’ve just said, bruh. I mean, he’s out here breaking streaming records on Apple Music and Spotify, son. By and by, J. Cole is prospering by being J. Cole. At the end of the day, I’m just speaking as a fan who would like to see more, man. That is all. LC out.

So, Uh, What Is Frank Ocean Doing?


Frank Ocean is really testing people’s patience, man. There’s only so many times an artist can tease us fans about a long-awaited album before we start throwing lamps and drop kicking folks in the midsection. Ok, look, I’m not advocating violence, but dammit, where’s the album, Frank?! All I can say is, if Boys Don’t Cry doesn’t drop on Friday, as alleged, I might have to do some bodily harm to someone.

At this point, Frank has been playing with our emotions for far too long. I first heard about this album back in 2013. At that time, the record didn’t have a title, but he was apparently actively working on the follow-up to channel ORANGE. Seeing as how I’ve been an unabashed fan of this dude’s music since nostalgia,ULTRA., I was looking for that new crack to give me my fix. Side bar, “We All Try” is one of the best songs to ever happen to humanity. In any case, 2013 came and went. Then, 2014 came and went. Next, in April of 2015, he announced the album would drop in July. Guess what happened, son? That’s right! Not a cotdamn thing.

Now, Mr. Ocean surfaced again last night, in an Apple Music-sponsored live stream, where homie proceeded to live out his dreams of being a high school wood shop teacher. Look, Frank, if you’re reading this, I don’t care if you build a staircase, a table or a Donatello bo staff. Just give us the music, man! That’s all we really want, bro. Save the shenanigans for another time. As fans, we’ll put up with just about any amount of tomfoolery, as long as we get our high. Hell, at this point, that’s the only justification for why we put up with half of the shit Kanye West does. As long as the album comes out, we’ll be perfectly content.

I literally have nothing else to say, son. I just want the music. Point-blank and end of discussion. For now, I will be impatiently waiting for Friday. Good day.