RIP Prince

So, let me begin this post by proclaiming that Prince is the greatest artist of all time. Yes, I am fully aware of the magnitude of that statement, son. No, this isn’t up for debate, man. In any case, I was truly devastated when he died last year. Like, devastated to the point that my wife and friends actually called to check up on me. They all knew how HUGE of a Prince fan I was and still am. With that being said, on the one year anniversary of his passing, I just want to pay homage to the G.O.A.T.

Ok, instead of rambling about how much I want to be Prince, I’ll just let his music do the talking, man. Now, anyone who was familiar with the dude knew he was notorious for taking his art off of the internet. So, it was always hard to find songs to send to people. In any case, there’s a full concert of his that’s been circulating on YouTube for the last two years. The footage is from January of 1982, meaning it’s pre-Revolution and pre-1999. Ultimately, this is young Prince in his rawest form, decimating the audience in front of him. All in all, this is the way I want to remember the man. Anyway, everyone can watch the concert below.

In the end, Rest In Peace to my favorite musician. Shit, my guitar playing is a bit suspect these days, but I’ll be sure to bust out a “chicken grease” chord in Prince’s honor. 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.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘Talk About It’

So, here we are, people. I’m trying to keep my promise in regards to releasing music. With that being said, “Talk About It” is the second song in my New Music Fridays series. Like before, everyone can listen to the song below, using either SoundCloud or YouTube. Also, if anyone listens to the song on either of the actual sites, they’ll find the lyrics written there. Now, without wasting anymore time, let’s get to the music. LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘Two Eyes’

So, anyone who knows me knows that I’m a musician at heart. I may talk about a lot of different topics on this site, but at my core, I’m an artist. Keeping it a buck, when I first started this blog, I started it because I was having writer’s block with the music. I figured this was a way for me to be creative while I figured out my next move. In any case, as the years progressed, I started to stray away from writing songs. Frankly, real life started getting in the way of my art.

With all of that being said, I’ve decided to do something about it. At first, I was going to release an entire album. I was recording a bunch of songs and figured I’d compile them into a complete project. Then, one day, I said fuck an album, just drop some records, son. So, that’s exactly what this is, man. This is LC‘s rendition of New Music Fridays. So, my plan is to release a new song every other Friday going forward. Now, I originally wanted to drop a new track every week, but c’mon son. I still have a wife, two kids and a full-time job. Ain’t enough hours in the day, bruh. Anyway, today is the first installment of my madness. Side note, someone needs to hold me to this, because I might say fuck it all tomorrow.

Ok, now that I’m done rambling, everyone can listen to “Two Eyes,” my new song below. It’s on both SoundCloud and YouTube, so the choice is up to the listener. Keep in mind, the song is downloadable on SoundCloud. Now, without further ado, here’s my unofficial official return to music. Or is it official unofficial? Whatever, son. Let’s back to business! LC out.

Man, Drake Ain’t Battling Eminem

Ok, look, let’s stop the foolishness right now, son. It really doesn’t matter what Ebro Darden from Hot 97 says. There’s no way in Hell Drake and Eminem are going to battle each other. According to Ebro, he told Drake that Em was going to diss him and Drake replied that he had something for him if he does. Come on, son, I don’t believe that tall tale for a second, man. With that being said, can we put all of these hypotheticals to rest? At the end of the day, we all need to be completely honest with each other: Em would eat Aubrey for breakfast, lunch, dinner and fourth meal.

Let me start this dissertation by getting one item out of the way: popularity doesn’t matter, son. Everyone knows Drake is the most popular rapper in the world right now. However; his greatest successes don’t really compare to Em’s. Yeah, Drake has the most number-one Rap songs in history, but Em has two diamond-selling albums. Allow me to put that in perspective for a second. In the history of the world, only nine Rap albums have ever sold ten million records and Eminem has two of them. That’s some straight Adele shit, bro. So, in regards to this imaginary battle, success is irrelevant. Eminem wins that fight by default, man.

Now, let’s talk about actual skills here. In case anyone forgot where Eminem came from, he was literally bred to be a battle rapper. Don’t believe me? Just hit up YouTube and see a younger version of him royally roast a variety of opponents for the world to see. On the other hand, it doesn’t even seem like Drake considers him a rapper. In “Back To Back,” his damn near career-ending diss to Meek Mill, he uttered the words “you’re getting bodied by a singing nigga.” In addition, on “Big Amount,” his most recent guest appearance on a 2 Chainz song, he definitely said Rap is something he does “on the side.” From that mentality alone, he shouldn’t want ANY parts of the “Rap God.” After all of these years and all of the records sold, Em still writes rhymes with the focus of a broke dude trying to get a record deal. It would be asinine for Drake to pick a fight with a man who’s that dedicated to rhyming words together.

Finally, just listen to this damn song, man. I don’t care what anyone says in response to this. There is absolutely no rhyme in Drake’s catalog that can fuck with the first verse of this track. From a straight technical standpoint, it’s a genius display of wordplay, man. This ain’t rhyming to make a meme, bro. This is rhyming to make a motherfucker regret stepping into a circumference of body blows. Honestly speaking, if Drake has any real friends, they should tell him to debunk this story, even though I never believed it was real to begin with. Someone needs to save that man ASAP.

In the end, I don’t want it to seem like I’m a Drake hater here. I’m actually a huge fan of that guy’s music. Shit, “Under Ground Kings” is one of my theme songs, man. However; when it comes to Eminem, we’re talking about one of the greatest human beings to ever put a metaphor to a bass line. Also, we’re forgetting one crucial element here: if Drake didn’t want any static from Joe Budden, he damn sure doesn’t want to end up in Em’s crosshairs. Ultimately, we’ll never know, though. Drake seems to prefer taking shots at Funkmaster Flex, for God knows what reason. In any case, adios, good people.

P.S. Shout-out to my dude Kurt for inspiring this post. Yessir.