New Music Fridays: LC ‘QLC’ EP

Ok, ok, ok. Yes, I know what I said in my last New Music Fridays post, son. I said I was going to drop a new song with my homie Zeyi. Listen, no need to fret, bredren. I promise I will drop that song soon. However; for today’s release, I’d like to revisit another previous project of mine. Look, I guarantee there’s a method to my madness, man.

So, quick assessment about me. I’m a bit of a self-saboteur, man. In addition, my mood can change very quickly. Meaning, I could like something one moment and be indifferent about it the next moment. In any case, I treat my own music the same way sometimes. I’m in my own head way too much, bruh. Yes, it can be maddening, man. With that being said, despite the fact that I first released this QLC EP in March of 2013, I randomly deleted it out of the blue. No, it doesn’t make any damn sense, son. I truly have no explanation for my actions, fam.

Moving on, now that I’m regularly releasing music again, I feel like I should put all of my work out there. So, for today, I’m re-releasing this EP. For the tracks, I used a couple of beats from 9th Wonder‘s Tutankhamen instrumental album. Side note, once again, shout-out to my dude Rick Torres for mixing and mastering the project. Also, shout-out to Zeyi and YoFoy for gracing me with their vocals. Anyway, per usual, everyone can stream/download the records from SoundCloud and/or stream them on YouTube. Let’s just keep the momentum going, son. LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC & Zeyi ‘DAB’

So, I won’t lie, son. I’m wholeheartedly cheating on today’s release. Originally, I was going to drop a brand new joint with my homie Zeyi. However; I just didn’t have the opportunity to finish the track in time. I mean, such is life, man. In any case, instead of letting this Friday go by, I’ve decided to rerelease a previous collaboration between the two of us. Frankly, when we recorded this track a few years back, it never really got the proper rollout.

With that being said, everyone can listen to “DAB” below. Per usual, the song can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and/or streamed on YouTube. Keeping it a buck, either way is cool with me, fam. Anyway, I’ll be back next go round with the jam I was supposed to drop today. Until then, let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, son. LC out.

Do We Want The Righteous Or The Ratchet?

So, to begin, the above picture has little to do with the premise of this post. Frankly, I’m using the images of Ayesha Curry and Cardi B as a means of trolling. With that being said, I have a real question for all of my readers. Does everyone out there want the righteous or the ratchet? I ask that because I always notice the difference in response between posts about political/social issues and posts about pop culture. All I want to know is, is celebrity more important than the issues that affect our everyday lives?

Now, before I continue, let me keep it a buck. On the real, I’m thankful for ANYONE who reads this blog. I mean, I’m wholeheartedly surprised that folks pay attention to my random ramblings. In any case, as people could probably tell, I’ll talk about any and everything on this platform. Frankly, this blog is essentially a snapshot of my free association writing. So, I will continue to touch on a wide variety of topics. However; I do find it odd/slightly disheartening that people would rather read about things like Rap beef than police brutality.

Look, let me be clear, son. Regardless of what I write about, I’ve gained a base that will support me. I mean, that’s fucking beautiful, man! I check my analytics everyday and do the Carlton Dance out of pure joy. With that being said, it scares me that sensationalism seems to be more important than reality. While I thoroughly enjoy making fun of pop culture fuckery, I also want people to take a greater interest in substantial issues. Being honest, in the grand scheme of things, speculation about Kim Kardashian‘s ass shouldn’t trump healthcare, pun intended.

In the end, I’m sorry if I’m coming off a bit preachy here. On the real, that’s truly not my intention, man. Listen, I’m really no better than anyone else, son. Basically, I’m just a random dude with an internet connection who happens to care. Ultimately, my only goal is to make everyone out there aware of what’s happening around us. Now, don’t worry, I’ll keep making fun of our celebrities when they do dumb shit, fam. However; I just want people to care about the righteous as much as we seem to care about the ratchet. That is all. LC out.

Get Miley Cyrus The F*ck Outta Here!

Now, before I drag Miley Cyrus to Hell in an Uber, I want everyone to take a good look at the picture above. Yeah, the clown in that photo is the same Ronald McDonald who’s now criticizing Hip Hop. I mean, this chick can’t be serious, right? Shit, after all of her culture vulture behavior, she has some fucking nerve, son. The way I see it, Cyrus is just another example of White people using Black culture for their own benefit. With that being said, she can take her hypocrisy and go back to the set of Hannah Montana.

So, for anyone who missed it, Cyrus recently did an interview with Billboard magazine. Amongst a variety of topics, she decided to give her (unwarranted) two cents on Rap music. Apparently, she has decided to move away from the genre because there’s too much “come sit on my dick, suck on my cock” imagery in the lyrics. All in all, in her own words, she is “so not that.”

Ok, look, I will never be the guy to pretend like Hip Hop doesn’t love the debauchery. Hell, everyone knows how much of a Future fan I am, and his current hit song literally repeats “Molly, Percocet” in the chorus. With that being said, Miley Cyrus needs to have ALL of the seats ever constructed in human history. Shit, for someone criticizing an entire culture, SHE’S the one with a looooooong history of degrading and vulgar behavior.

Look, this is the same woman who was obsessed with twerking. This is the same woman who used Black women as props in her performances. This is the same woman who simulated fucking a foam finger at the Video Music Awards. This is the same woman who lit a joint onstage during the Europe Music Awards. This is the same woman who got Mike WiLL Made-It to executive produce her Bangerz album because she wanted an “urban” sound. This is the same woman who had her breasts out in damn near every outfit she wore. Now she’s fucking better than us? Man, if this chick doesn’t get the flying fuckity-fuck out of our faces! We can see right through her White Privilege. Clearly, Hip Hop was only cool when she could pillage it for monetary gain.

In the end, THIS is exactly why Black people are so testy with cultural appropriation. Vultures turn on us just as quickly as they try to emulate us. Shit, Justin Bieber really thought he was Black until he started running into the police. Side note, his Journals compilation album is fucking flawless, son. However; that’s a conversation for another day. In any case, it’s hard for us to trust an outsider’s motives when people like Cyrus pull shit like this. Ultimately, I pray that Miley disappears into the ether, never to be heard from again. LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘All On Me’

Yeeeeah, buddy! The fourth installment of New Music Fridays is here, son! Now, before we get to the music, I want to just tell everyone a quick story. So, anybody who’s been paying attention to this series knows that I don’t usually hype up the music. For me, I’d rather just put the tracks out and let people evaluate them for themselves. Shit, keeping it a buck, as obsessive compulsive as I am, it’s a miracle that I’m releasing songs in the first place, son. With that being said, I’m just happy to get the music out there.

Moving on, this particular song is a little bit different for me. Now, anyone who really follows the blog knows that I deal with clinical depression. I’ve written about it in the past as a way of taking away the stigma. In any case, the lyrics to this song were inspired by one of my low points a few years ago. The second verse in particular is a honest attempt at letting people into my brain. This includes references to drinking/smoking as a way to try and dull whatever I was feeling at the time. Now, don’t worry, people, I’m more than good at the moment. However; this song takes on a more personal meaning because of the underlying subject matter.

Ok, now that I’ve ranted my way through a music release, let’s just get to the song, son! As always, the song can be heard below on both SoundCloud and YouTube. Also, it’s available for download on SoundCloud. Happy Friday, folks! LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘Don’t Stop’

Ok, ok, ok, here we go again, son. The third installment of New Music Fridays is finally upon us. Now, keeping it a buck, I’m running out of things to say when I drop these tracks, man. In any case, everyone can vibe out to “Don’t Stop,” my new jam, below. Per usual, the song is available for listen on both SoundCloud and YouTube. In addition, the track can be downloaded from SoundCloud. Let’s keep the momentum going, fam! Happy Good FridayLC out.

Long Live Melodesiac!

So, as I’ve stated numerous times on this blog, I’m a musician first. To be more specific, I’m a rapper, singer, producer, engineer, keyboardist, guitarist and bassist. With all of that being said, I was only a rapper, singer and quasi-keyboardist when I was in Melodesiac. Now, for those who are unaware, Melodesiac was a band I was in during my college years. Side bar, big up to Tufts University. In any case, after realizing we put out our one and only album ten years ago this month, I wanted to give my brothers some shine.

To begin, it’s no exaggeration when I say this band taught me everything I know. Yeah, I’ve recorded plenty of songs before joining this group, but my real musical education came from being around my comrades. I learned how to write songs in this band. I learned how to play instruments in this band. I learned how to perform in this band. All jokes aside, if anyone digs any of the music I ever put out, they should thank this band. On the real, being in this group let me know that a musical act could be successful without compromising. We built a nice following by just being ourselves. We never adhered to any style or genre and we loved every minute of it.

Ultimately, we couldn’t keep it together because the members wanted to go in different directions. Keeping it a buck, the dissolution of the band hurt me. I didn’t record another song for three years after we parted ways in 2008. In any case, despite the raw emotion at the time, it was still a dope ass ride, man. So, in honor of my bredren, I’m going to post a couple of videos from our concert days. Also, for some reason, our album, Hands High, is still for sale on Amazon. Anyway, massive shout-out to Robert Brentley, Shahan Nercessian, Nehemiah Green, Ben Bornstein, Aaron Mehta, Arlen Spiro, James Harris, Yoni Dvorkis and Nick Ojeda. Long live Melodesiac!

P.S. Hey, fellas, we still have a whole unreleased album that our fans don’t know about. What should we do about that? Just saying… That is all.