New Music Fridays: LC ‘A Blind Eye’

What’s the word, good people? Yes, I know that I’ve been gone for a week or so. Look, I’m on vacation, son. Every now and then, a brother needs to breathe, man. In any case, I couldn’t let this year end without one last post, fam. In addition, it’s only right that my last post for 2017 is a New Music Fridays thingamajig. With that being said, let’s get to the music, bruh. As always, folks can listen to “A Blind Eye” below. Per usual, the track can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and streamed on YouTube. Now, let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, people. Happy Holidays to everyone! LC out.

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RIP Combat Jack

So, for those who don’t know, I’m a big podcast guy, son. Like, for someone who’s a musician, I spend waaay more time listening to podcasts, man. In any case, out of all of the podcasts in the known universe, the Combat Jack Show is always one of my go-to listens. With that being said, I’m sad to hear about the death of Reggie Ossé aka Combat Jack. Now, while I was aware of his cancer diagnosis, I didn’t expect him to go so soon, fam. All in all, Rest In Peace to one of Hip Hop‘s podcast pioneers, bruh.

Ok, back in October, Jack came out of the blue and told the world that he was recovering from colon cancer surgery. At the time, that news was shocking because us fans didn’t know he was sick. Anyway, in my eyes, even though I’ve personally seen the affects of cancer on loved ones, I thought Jack was going to be alright. Now, my sentiments were mainly based on Jack’s own demeanor. I mean, even though he knew he was in a precarious position, he still had a good attitude about everything. Real talk, he refused to let the cancer dim his light, son. All I know is, his outward composure was commendable as fuck, man.

Moving on, although Jack is now gone, his influence can’t be denied, fam. Listen, outside of his history as a prominent lawyer in Hip Hop, he founded one of the culture’s most recognizable podcast brands, fam. Hell, as of right now, who isn’t on the Loud Speakers Network, bruh? Currently, they have The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle, The Brilliant Idiots with Charlamagne Tha God and Andrew Schulz, Lip Service with Angela Yee and many more. In addition, they also had Tax Season with Taxstone before his unfortunate legal situation. Now, when I add on Mogul, his Chris Lighty documentary on Spotify, it’s clear that this man had a MAJOR impact on the zeitgeist, son.

In the end, shout-out to Mr. Ossé for everything he’s accomplished, man. Ultimately, I hope he realized his impact while he was here, fam. By and by, he was a real torchbearer for Hip Hop and that should never be forgotten. Once again, RIP to Combat Jack. LC out.

Black Thought Is Better Than All Of Us

So, I’m a firm believer in giving someone their flowers while they can smell them. With that being said, let’s talk about how Black Thought is one of the greatest rappers of all time. Keep in mind, I’m not just saying this because he went hamburger while freestyling for Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97. Nah, I’ve known about Thought’s prowess for like 20 years, son. Frankly, I’m just happy that folks are finally starting to catch up, man. All in all, Black Thought has been a better emcee than all of us for a long, long, LONG time.

Ok, before I continue, let me talk about my personal fandom of Black Thought. Now, at this point, everyone out there should know that I make music. Hell, in 2017 alone, I’ve dropped 15 songs on this very blog, fam. In any case, I’ve also mentioned the fact that I was in a band during my college years. Truth be told, The Roots were a MAJOR influence on the music we made as a group, bruh. On the real, outside of the virtuosic rapping, their Jazz-influenced compositions were a template for what my band, Melodesiac, could accomplish. Needless to say, Black Thought, Questlove and the rest of The Roots set the bar for live Hip Hop.

Now, I say all that to say that Thought has been the man since the early 1990s. Real talk, when I first heard “Proceed,” I knew that dude was different, son. Also, he continued to grow with each album. Keeping it a buck, anytime I thought he couldn’t get better, he did, man. He was better when “Concerto Of The Desperado” dropped. He was better when “Ain’t Sayin’ Nothin’ New” dropped. Shit, he was better when “Thought @ Work” dropped. Basically, he’s never slowed down, fam. I mean, he’s been a lyrical genius every step of the way, bruh.

Listen, with all of that being said, he absolutely blacked out on Hot 97, son. Fuck, he completely mangled Mobb Deep‘s “The Learning (Burn)” beat, man. Look, he started rapping as soon as the snare hit and he didn’t stop murdering shit for 10 minutes, fam. Keeping it a buck, I won’t even disgrace the man and try to quote any of his lines. All I know is, everyone out there should watch the massacre for themselves, bruh. By and by, THIS is how a rapper is supposed to rap, folks. All I can say is, I don’t want to hear anything to the contrary.

In the end, viva la Black Thought! Ultimately, everyone should take a second and watch the video below. As of now, nobody out there can claim ignorance about the ability of this man. Ok, yeah, some folks may recognize him because of Jimmy Fallon, but give this dude his proper respect, son. From what I see, legends never die and skills never diminish, man. That is all. LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘Talking To Me’

So, what’s the word, good people? Welcome back to this New Music Fridays thing of ours, son! Now, I know I’m supposed to be releasing music every two weeks, but two weeks ago was Thanksgiving, man. Needless to say, I wasn’t going to do any significant work while digesting all of the food I shouldn’t have eaten. In any case, I’m back with “Talking To Me,” my new song. As always, the song can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and streamed on YouTube. With that being said, let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, fam. LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘Pit Stop’

It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you, without a dope beat to step to…” What’s the word, good people? Welcome back to New Music Fridays, son! Ok, I need to quickly apologize for missing my last scheduled date. Frankly, I had temporary writer’s block, man. On the real, I couldn’t come up with anything that I was happy with dropping, fam. In any case, I’ve finally got my shit together and we’re back to our regularly scheduled program, bruh.

Now, some people may recognize the title of today’s song. Previously, I released a different joint titled “Pit Stop.” However; I was never 100% happy with that beat, son. So, I decided to reproduce the track, make a new beat and write some new lyrics. With that being said, here we are, man. Per usual, everyone can stream/download the song on SoundCloud and stream the song on YouTube. Let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, fam! LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘On My Bended Knee’

Good day, ladies and gentlemen! LC is back with another edition of New Music Fridays. By now, the people who follow this blog should know the deal, son. With that being said, “On My Bended Knee” is today’s jam. Now, all of my music is personal, but this song is REALLY personal, man. Real talk, I just had to get some shit off my chest, fam. In any case, the same rules apply, bruh. Everyone can stream/download the song on SoundCloud and stream it on YouTube. Let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, folks. LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘On The Scene’

What’s the word, good people? LC is officially back at it with New Music Fridays. Now, just in case anyone is confused, yes, I just referred to myself in the third person, son. I mean, that’s how good I feel today, man. In any case, I’m back with another new joint for the masses to get down with. So, the song is called “On The Scene” and it can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and streamed on YouTube. As always, let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, fam. LC out.