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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Whats to come in 2010

So expect a few things from me in 2010.

*The AKZion Figures Mixtape
I know i been talking about this project for a minute, but do to a beat shortage it's been forced into the backseat. However, I have every intention to release this project for the listening pleasure of you and yours. I've brought a few people on board to help me on this journey as well; a few voices, a few minds. AKZionz ReAKZion was a well received project. This will be a better project. It's all about growth as an artist, and in this project that growth will be evident.

*More Feature Verses
If you've had an ear to the DMV HipHop scene, my voice may be familiar. Peep me on projects with G5 Clive, Lola Maxwell, Hipnosis, Sinitus and be on the lookout for future tracks with guest verses via me.

*Live Performances
I haven't been on top of my live performance game at all in 2009. Can't have a repeat of that. Never been like me to not seize a stage, but sadly that's been the case this year and expect me to get out of that lump and get my rappin ass on stage.

*More Real Talk
For those of you who frequent my blog, even in my absense, you know that I'm not to shy when it comes to telling it how I see it. That aint goin nowhere and don't expect it to for a good minute. It's only right to be real. Expect more of my commentary in the year to come.

After it's all said and done we have a little less than 2 days left in the year. 2009 was a great year and the years just continue to get better. So while i lay in my crib wit my kween tomorrow night and kiss her when the ball drops, i wish all of you a safe,healthy and productive 2010. Let's survive.


Monday, December 28, 2009

AKZionz Got a New Years Resolution!!!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

onMIND offCHEST (words from G5 Clive)

...before i hit these jays with my bruthas vaughn garcia and sean diesel, as well as kailasa (illest in america) lol and go see this avatar, i wan get a few things off my heart. cuz its a tad bit heavy right now. the current state of the relationship amongst blak ppl right now, especially in inner cities isnt right. it just isnt. its failing us. its destroying our plans. of redemption. im a jokester to the fullest, ask anyone u kno that kno me and theyll tell u, "dont take that boy serious," but on sum real shit, i dont joke when it comes to my family. ill kill for anyone in my family. and thats not just blood. i genuinely feel like alot of the ppl i kno on here are family, even the ones i dont kno or havent had the chance to encounter yet. excuse the seriousness of this post but im an aquarious and im a humanitarian lol and i feel the need for sumthn ta be said. BLACK PEOPLE STAND UP!

the 21st century ego has penetrated DEEP in the flesh of our people and it hurts ta see the distance between those bruthas and sistas who seem ta feel superior than the next. its truly disheartening to see, hear and in many cases be apart of this subconscious/conscious civil segration. on the flip side, and mostly prevalent on the internet, we have a plethora of insecure individuals whoring themselves for the wrong attention. material. outer beauty. social acceptance. i feel its a shame we as yung african-american men and women constantly, day in and day out search for a filling to the void in our souls thru the soul-drenching pages of facebook/myspace/twitter/e
tc. THERE IS NO WIN WIN WITHIN THIS. this will only lead to the conditioning of ignorance and lack of self-knowledge as well as appreciation. you will continue, even after your facebook days, to search for sumone to click on the "i like this" button to ur life.

i dont wanna preach cuz im not a preacher. i like ta lead by example. and i love yall man, truly. all my friends kno id do anything for them, so i jus wanna let yall kno man, lets come togetha and stop wastin time. everyday we hav ppl that talk about it but never do it, and then they look up and theyre 25, 30, 35, 40. we're 18, 19, 20, 21. the smartest generation ever. but also the blindest. most content. most selfish.

b4 i end this note i wanna say a few more things. i dont wanna leave yall wit a heavy heart, sayin all this negative shit about us bc at the end of the day we're (BLACK PEOPLE) still the most gifted, we're still the envy of the world. STILL. even after the death of HANIBLE. TOUSSAINT. MARTIN. MALCOLM. WE ARE STILL THE ENVY OF THIS PLANET AND UNTIL WE REALIZE OUR WORTH AND THE STRENGTH WE HAVE WE WILL CONTINUE TA BE TARGETING FOR DEATH. THEY WILL NOT LET UP ON TRYING TO DESTROY THE LEGACY OF THIS CHOSEN PEOPLE.

and one more thing, sorry lol, but im seein a whole lot of black women running around like chickens with their heads cut off. they seem ta hav bought into this beyonce independent shit a little too hard and are making a mockery of everything our parents and their parents have founded. LADIES, STICK BY YOUR GUY AND HELP US BECOME BETTER FOR YALL! STOP DROPPIN YOUR PANTIES TO EVERY GUY THAT SMOKES YOU UP. BE THE EPITOME OF CLASS!

thats all yall, i love yall and will see yall at the top very soon. believe that. one luv

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Really UK Prison Guards?

"British police have appealed for information about the whereabouts of an escaped prisoner who has been telling the world via Facebook about his life as a fugitive.
Craig Lynch, 28, escaped Hollesley Bay open prison near Suffolk, eastern England, back in September, but has continued to update his Facebook status regularly -- describing everything from his meals to who his next girlfriend will be." (read more)
This is almost as dumb as that prisoner in the UK that was growing weed in his cell and convinced the guards it was a tomato plant. SMH, at this rate I bet Homer Simpson can be a UK Prison guard....what's so hard about finding this guys IP Address or sumfin. It's not like he got a private page or nothing. I bet if i added him right now, it wouldn't dawn on UK Police to investigate me, as they should do the rest of his friends/associates.

Love/Hate 2009

this is AKZionz' love hate, not that we got that clear


-Free Mixtapes (this is gone be on my list for a few years)
-DMV HipHop Scene elevating
-G5 Clive's Reign Cheque Mixtape
-Shyne getting out of prison
-Mike Tyson documentary
-Live Performances
-Rick Ross surviving the wrath of 50 Cent
-Malice of the Clipse's Webisode Series


-Jay Z conspiracy theories
-Media Take Out
-Drake "Best I Ever Had" video
-Shine being deported
-Don Cornelius on the BET Awards
-Yung Berg still getting chumped
-Michael Jackson's brothers piggy backing their dead brother
-Ray J on VH1....fuck it the whole VH1 network
-106 & Park infusing twitter with the show
-Tiger Woods goin out like a bitch
-Rihanna's new bad girl IMAGE.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Stay Healthy, Stay Black and Stay Beautiful

In a previous post, i wrote to all my beautiful young black women how important slf preservation was. I pretty much just got girls Hip to all the dumb shit that they ignore and endure in "relationships" with dumb niggas. Not too long ago someone i know had a child. I'm proud of her for going through with bringing a beautiful life into this world and enduring the sacrifice yet enjoying the upbringing of her seed.

However we still have girls stuck in the wrong mind set. Simply put, they got they priorities fucked up. In bringing life comes an experience that should be held with your seed. Acknowledging to self all the small developments into a being you created and all that. The bond between a parent and child (especially a single mother) should be a journey where one seeks the acknowledgment of two from the flower they watch blossom. I luv yall black girls, but truth be told, a few of you need to accept priority. This aint a piece being pro-man, but all the blame can't be put on one. As admitted in my previous post, niggas be on some dumb shit. However, that shouldn't be taken as an excuse to place blame where one could've upheld.


Sunday, December 20, 2009


In a matter of hours Chocolate City was full of white, no gentrification puns intended. Dreading to have to shovel 24 inches of snow i hoped that the weather forecasts were inaccurate, but at the avail of nature we got plenty snow to go around. At least I shoveled it down some. Now i don't gotta worry about it being as heavy when I step back out today (looks at clock) hour. Burr isn't even the word. My hands felt like i been punchin ice blocks and freeze pops all day lol.

Despite the weather, i still chilled with a few of my boys that I don't see that much. Since we don't see eachother as much as we did when we was younger, we make it a point to catch up when we come home from school; sit in the Impala, bang the bass, go HD, shoot the shit then we part ways.

My man EJ, said i look like father time
My grandmother said i looked like Santa Claus shovel some more....#FUCK

Survival of the Smartest

I wonder if the cows are gonna be as smart as their avian counterparts


Friday, December 18, 2009

B4 iLose the Thought

Yessuhday my nigga CJ asked me how did I know HipHop was for me. My response, "I got good at it too quick. Duck to water homie". That in conjunction with how HipHop was just the best means of expression for me as a lover of music and writer that couldn't sing lol.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blak Roc

My homegirl put me on game yessuhday when we was uptown celebratin everybody bein home again, and it looks like it's gonna be epic. The Black Keys and a slew of Legendary Artists formed by Damon Dash are compiling an album under the name Blak Roc. It's not a label, but it sorta seems like the equivalent to the red and black NWO of the Hip Hop Arena. I don't necessarily think Dame is tryna clash with Hov's Roc Nation, but holding on to the "Roc" comes off as him holding on to sumfin that he pretty much got robbed for.

Sittin back on the plush leather couch, blowin on some uptown good and lissenin to the recordin session in the webisodes brought a feeling of nostalgia; a feeling takin me back to why I fell in love with music.

This is like the Hip Hop Super Friends/Rap Justice League joining forces in the name of the music and on the strength of the respect they have for Dame. This compilation is gonna be sick, you wait and see. Here go a few of the webisodes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Baby Lotion

Over the summer my man EJ from Dear Whoever put me on game to this baby lotion video on youtube. All bullshit aside, i think it's pretty beautiful how as black people we wield some what of a natural talent to form anything from nothing at all, much like this song and dance which was more than likely improvised by the STUDENTS performing it. I'm not one for softshoeing and cakewalking, but I don't see the blackface in this at all. In no way, shape or form does this take me to the minstrel show, however everyone doesnt feel the same way as me and my conglomerates.

"This is coonery & buffoonery at it's finest, and the fact that U defend it just PROVES once again, that the music was inherited by a DUMB generation that has badly dropped the ball & made a mockery of the culture of hip hop & black music in general.

You're nothing but clowns in black-face, who've provided white amerikkka with a safari-like adventure, where they can watch dumb, geechie ass n***** like U, debase themselves & the dignity of our music & community.."

Upon seeing this, my boy proceeded to tear this guy a new asshole in a very intellectually charged argument. I on the otherhand have something a little bit shorter to say than my mans did...These are kids on a COLLEGE CAMPUS (what college? idk). That being said, they're seeking some form of enlightenment in an aid to better assist them in their lives to come. I'm tired of all these "it aint Hip Hop unless it sounds like Blackstar" ass niggas...better yet, I'm tired of these niggas that prefer to shine light on the subjectively negative things that positive people produce. Fact of the matter is, Mr. Blackadam06, these are kids that probably come from suburbs/farms/urban communities across America trying to make something of themselves, while at the same time having fun without the Delores Tucker stick up their asses. So fuck off, because I'm almost 100% sure that if these niggas ran in ur crib masked up and strapped, you'd wish they only "made modern day minstrel show videos".

My advice is simply let the kids be kids and before you say something about them lissen to the older generations music (The 50's had songs about backrubs and taking baths) and think about the times where your mother probably kicked in your door with riot gear screamin, "Turn that ignorant Busta Rhymes/Nas/Mobb Deep/Outkast shit off, makin black people look bad with those big pants on. Just a bunch of noise, aint no singing. Where's the music!?".

In the end, maybe you don't like it because you aren't the intended weren't susposed to like it, and this isn't as political as you tried to make it. Johnson and Johnson is universal you stupid twat stick. Go learn how to nurture a younger generation, because IF we dropped the ball somebody has to assist in picking it up before the opposing fastbreak gets going. Jock my 15 page August Wilson thesis nigga. Oh yeah, I'm in college too, not paying a dime. Sorry for dropping the ball.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wus Gucci G*Two?

i only fuck wit real niggas. G*Two is one of few niggas that fits in that category. This nigga's thorough, he's a wordsmith and got mad jewels to drop. The track comes from his Suns Out Guns Out LP (one of my favorites this year) that dropped over the summer. Sadly, I got tied up with all this other shit and never got a chance to listen to it the way i wanted. Then 2 months, a blunt, a bottle of evian later my ears received a blessing. One Man Army had me sold on this nigga already. I aint met him yet, but he from the DMV and i definitely have to make a track with him. A joint for real niggas only. So if u walkin around icegrillin niggas wit a Norface thong under your jeans this shit aint for u. Nuff said.


Monday, December 7, 2009

I know its kinda early but....

the new year is steadily approaching and I wanna review my year in 2009 really kwik.

January- i missed the Obama Inauguration back home in DC, kinda on purpose. I cant deal with 4 million tourists in my city trying to catch the train and taking pictures of all the shit that i've become desensitized to (monuments and museums) from seeing all my life.

February- took my first flight, destination East Lansing, Michigan. That was my first time leaving the east coast too. Went up there to chill wit my girl the weekend before our 11th monthiversary (made that up). First real valentine too. High school was the skirt chasin era.

March- The struggle my nigga.....shit was tuff. had a crib in west philly, niggas was late on bills cuz, none of us could find internships, food was scarce. Washer n dryer was floodin the basement, hot water was off, then the water was off all together and to top it all off....i was sober becuz i didnt have an internship yet smh. Cigarettes would then come into play (no bueno). I did however get my first glimpse of Amber Rose tho =)

April- Same shit...and my birthday. 20 is a blessing.

May- A young nigga finally got a gig. Shit was a blessing, but my money was far too long fucked up to get back on top of my shit again. All prioritized cakes in my wallet. shit was thee worst

June- I left Philly and went back home on the 26th. Broke up wit my girl the same day (got back together a week later), then went hard on Carribean Day Weekend wit my brothers. 2 days later (despite some harsh news) me, lady une, and Hip went in on life. June 28,2009 set the precedent for the rest of my summer.

July- I really dig the travelin thing. This time me, my kween and her mother took a trip to NC. My first time in the south. I wake n baked and went in the back yard and play with wolves. I got my internship in DC too. Made some money and got a lil fresh for the season. Got my chest tat a lil earlier that month too. Swaggin on these niggas in a v-neck erryday lol. Stuntacious, I made sure ppl was gon see my shit.

August- I started workin out again. My shit was on point til like Mid October when i stopped lol. I stacked a few coins too. Blew that shit on CDs and a Blackberry.

September-Sadly, i spent most of September talking about Kanye simple ass at the MTV awards. When i came back to school in Philly, my homegirl WiMo put me on game to this dope ass spot in Fairmount Park and lecture was already being skipped on park trips.

October- I introduced my man EJ to WiMo and we instantly became a team. TFY Ho. HD Since Day One. My girl came to visit me up in Philly for Halloween wknd and guess wut...the wretched period reared its hideous head. That was thee L!!

November- Classes n midterms. I got my work-study in the math office and i realized how much I've been neglecting The Vagabond Speaks once again. Sorry guys. HD posts comin soon.

December- Hundreds of jays and -40 lbs later i reach now, and I'll try my best to keep up with my blog. Sorry once again.

Let's see what 2010 got in store for me and my team. Hopefully more money, brocolli and bigger music; but looks like we have to wait n see.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tis the Season...

The Vagabond's Holiday Gift List

if anyone wants to get me a christmas gift here are a few of my needs/wants

1) new coat
2)navy nats cap
3)phonebill money
4)P**** (only from the kween, no one else is welcome there)
5)cotton candy kush
6)some beats

AKZion Figures the Mixtape Coming Soon

Thursday, November 5, 2009

When the world ends...

i wanna b gettin slow neck bumpin Ready to Die....yeah i said it.
this song in particular


Saturday, October 31, 2009

iLike Robots

i like how technology has advanced and presented us with the likes of Ropid. I like how innocent the robots of today are. Hopefully they don't start destroyin us soon lol.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rock star lifestyle might don't make it.....

Living life high everyday click wasted

Penn &Teller Bull Shit- The War on Drugs

thanks to Hail Mary Jane

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


My homegirl from Cali hit me up today. The beginning of our exchange was prolly the trillest shyt (pictured above starting with her from the bottom). I been goin in on my twitter (@akzionz) about how being content has gotten me threw a lot this past few seasons. My homie Everic from no what a nigga talking about. Despite the situation, acknowledge ur blessings and weigh them against the bullshyt. I value life and I've been goin in on it since June 28, 2009 (long story ask and I'll tell, Lady Une and Hip was there). Point is: Value What You Have Over Loathing in What's Wrong. I'm more than sure that homie livin at the subway station would love ur bedroom this cold winter. It's a lot of ppl that've never had a hug before or had anyone tell them they're loved. Stay blessed.



Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ross and His Team back on that hard shit.

i fuck wit Rick Ross hard (pause). Not only on the level as a fellow big nigga wit a beard, but also as a rap nigga as well. This song takes me back to 2006 when i was on the red line back in DC bangin "Port of Miami" in my CD PLAYER (now i got 15,000 songs on my ipod). It was a hard Ross, a smooth Ross but still gooney. As he got to "Deeper than Rap" I feel like he softened it up too much. Good to c u on the shyt u jumped in the game wit again.

Vagabond Gone

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Domestic Violence on Tyra

we here at "The Vagabond Speaks" don't condone domestic violence, but if i have a girl my size (5'10" 276) or close enuff to my size beatin on me like a stranger, she gettin fucked up. I mean like Zab Judah vs. Kostya Tzu kinda fucked up. I hope they can either resolve this or keep it movin wit the rest of their lives.

Snoop Spears Chavo

wut the fuck WWE, first Floyd Mayweather, then Shaq, now Snoop!? Is this ur way of appealing to the black audience?!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I really hope Whitney isn't on Crack Again

she looked really awkward in this performance.



Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jus my 2 cents

Concidering all of the beneficial products that could be made from hemp (a product that comes from the marijuana plant), i dont feel like marijuana should be illegal. It would save trees (no pun intended) as it can be used to make paper, foods, clothing, body oils and many other things as well. For those of you who may not know, you can NOT use Hemp to get high. Since marijuana is illegal, hemp is illegal as well.

If marijuana is made federally legal, it would most definitely cut back on crime and it could boost our economy moving us out of the recession in a short matter of years. The War on Drugs has failed. Concider how much money goes into patrolling for drugs and the court fees for the prosecution of the violators (some of which have never committed a violent/unethical crime in their life). Now concider how many marijuana users are in the nation....I'm not talking about making it medically legal, I'm talking about making it full on legal. As of yet there are no definite long term health risks that scientists have found linked to marijuana use, unlike nicotine and alcohol.

I've never heard of any marijuana induced casualties in the U.S., nor have i ever seen anyone get wreckless with any authority figures due to marijuana use (imagine a pothead stoned out of his mind tryna fight cops cuz "the weed made him do it"). Marijuana has been medically legalized in over 10 states in the U.S., but its still a crime under Federal statute. Give me a break, "Prozac only makes you kill take this prescription, and if the police pull you over and find your Prozac show him your prescription. Its very much federally legal.

In our nation, drugs are classified by levels of how dangerous they are. Marijuana is placed in the same classification as heroin?! Prove it....nuff said. I'm not writing this post as a user of marijuana, nor as a far left winged liberal minded artist, but instead as a logical young mind in a time of recession and constant contradiction.

Vagabong....(cough) Vagabond.....gone (i leave u with a song)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Aint Shyt Changed: Race Still an Issue

at some point im gonna actually write abt this, but for now jus peep the vid

Wow People Would Really let a kid get Abducted


my blog has nuffin to do with shyt of this nature......but that was amazing

Wow Heiniken....for real?!

This is Why I Love West Coast Rap

4th Grader gets to Ask Obama sumfin Special

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Witness The Biggest Douche Bag in The World

Grade A Vince Vaughn Douche Bag Academy Approved

Thursday, October 8, 2009


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009


JEEZY GOES IN! (Click the Picture to Download)

RA The MC: Trending Topic

Do urself a favor n download now. (Click Mixtape Cover to Download)

Basket Ball Jones

It's been a second since i blogged on a personal level. Pardon, my absense y'all. I'm really trying not to make my blogs so far and in between. Just bare with me.

In my absense i found a song and video from Cheech and Chong called "Basketball Jones". The video is handsdown the greatest expression of a rose growing from concrete I've ever seen in my 20 years living.

This video takes on a lot of stereotypical images of black americans but in a sense i feel like it's a necessary part of the story. Like this kid comes from a piece of shyt neighborhood if i've ever seen one. Police cars everywhere, delapidated housing is apparent and there's a nigga stealing a T.V. And there comes the young Basketball Jones. He's alone, singing alone and as the story goes on more and more people come on his side and the band even gets bigger.

He never had anything at all, except basketball and it took him to the championship, and then took him to become bigger. He in the end grows to b on top of the world, all from doing sumfin that he luvd and used to escape his poor past out of necessity.

This is heavily related to HipHop if u ask me. This poor kid from the projects rises above the odds and makes it out. He talks shyt abt how great he is at ball. It's all he ever had, how dare he play and not beast out on everything in site. It's like the Jay- Z story if u ask me. The super come-up, and then he got to a point where nobody could tell him anything. He brought the whole world together doing sumfin he was great at and despite how fucked up his story is, fact of the matter is that he made it out and gave back to them all.


Friday, October 2, 2009

G5-Clive "Reign Cheque" AVAILABLE NOW!

Hands down one of my favorirte tapes of the year.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

If i had this...i'll never walk again....'ll see me drivin this mufucka thru the dairy aisle. If i got a fly piece like this y should my feet have to touch the ground again?!?!?!
“The Bugatti Galibier Concept was just unveiled in all its glory at the conclusion of the company’s 100 year celebration in Molsheim, France. This vehicle is designed to be “the most exclusive, elegant, and powerful four door automobile in the world.” And it looks like it has accomplished its goal. That said, the President of Bugatti indicated that this concept is just one of several models the company is considering going forward.” Check out more images here.

Gladys Aint Got No Love for Hip Hop?

"R&B Legend Gladys Knight doesn't like rap music. While promoting her role in the new Tyler Perry film 'I Can Do Bad All By Myself' the 'Heard it Through the Grapevine' singer took the time to voice her disdain for rap, claiming that the music has negatively impacted the black community due to its vulgar and disrespectful vocabulary.
It's been bad, in my opinion, as far as the quality of the music and the stories that they tell. It's one thing to be raw about your history, but they took it to another level and it became vulgar," Knight said.In addition to finding rap generally distasteful due to its lyrical content, Knight also criticized the quality of the musicianship, contending that hip hop has never "elevated our industry musically.
"Her main concern, however, is the effect of the music on the black community. "It definitely has not elevated us as African-Americans, because we show disrespect for our partners, men and women," Knight explained. "I believe we have lowered our self-esteem with these performances and presentations."
The legendary vocalist has been sampled by Wu-Tang Clan, Lauryn Hill, Ice Cube and Big Daddy Cane, and is currently prepping a European tour in October."

Via Boombox

Before i start, i think it's easy to say that if ur a follower of my blog that u should know what my opinion is going to be. I love Gladys Knight and I respect the body of work that she's compiled over the past 50 plus years, however I'm tired of older generations bashing Hip Hop music and culture.

I'm more than sure that Gladys Knight much like (ahem) Oprah is basing her opinion on Hip Hop out of ignorance. She sees the gang signs, scantily clad women and violence at the Source Awards; but overlooks the good that rappers bring back to the community by way of nonprofits and charity organizations. She doesn't see the rappers that aren't heavily egotistical, gaudy and chauvenist (Stalley, Lupe, Canibal Ox, Jean Grae, Super Natural and a slew of other enlightening emcees). Most of the time the most "destructive" of these rappers are the ones to bring these things back to the community.

Great example of , Mississippi bred emcee David Banner. Banner's biggest hit to this day is more than likely "Like a Pimp" from his mainstream debut, Mississippi. The next single was "Caddilac on 22s", a socially conscious and rather political track in which he paints the picture of the south over lighly laid guitars, bass kicks and cow bells. He touches on poverty, racism, desperation, and the hardships that one is more than likely destined to take on as a balck in the deep south of America. In all actuality that song got the Emmit Till case re-opened. David is a college grad and holds a Masters Degree and gives a nice lump of his royalties to charities for kids to get toys, for families to be fed and for kids to get scholarships; "Like a Pimp" (the more destructive of the two) brought in the money for such. "Caddilac on 22s" didnt.

So i guess we can say that in Hip Hop there exists a Robin Hood theory amongst these artists; they destroy a little bit to give back something bigger to the people in exchange for an opportunity to live a better life. Whether Robin Hood was right or wrong is up for debate, but fact of the matter is Robin was a humanitarian much like 50 Cent (g-unity), Nelly (fo sho fo kids), Ludacris (Ludacrismas and a ton of other organizations), Snoop Dogg who coaches little league football and Rick Ross who gives school materials and clothes to less fortunate Florida kids.

Gladys, Vagabond luvs u, but nothing can establish a clear understanding if there's a biased opinion. All Hip Hop isn't hoes shakin for dollars, cocaine and gunplay (and i luv that kinda rap). It seems that you look past the fact that Styles P can shoot shyt up his whole album, but then give you a reality check on a track with Pharoah Monch or the Roots. It seems that you couldn't look past the Niggaz and Fuck the Polices that NWA screamed back in 1988, and in not being able to do so you missed how political Ice Cube and the rest were on a subconscious level.

Instead of talking at these rappers, try talking to them. I'm more than sure she could sit down and have an intelligient talk with The Game, T.I. and 50 Cent....after all you do take checks from these niggas when they decide to sample you....yet i digress. I luv you, but don't be ignorant.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

God Damn Kanye

ur still a dickhead for wut u did to that lil girl, but ay u still got sumfin nice in ur palm.....there's nuffin better for me to blog about

Suspect Found in the Yale Murder

This is sumfin i kept a bit of an eye on. I figured that it would be a murder from jump street, but didn't wanna outrule it as a kidnapping or anything before i knew for certain. Her murderer was a co-worker and was also a lab technician. He was charged with Murder. He has yet to enter a plea. Annie Le, the murder victim, was a graduate student at Yale University. Her body was found on Sunday, September 13, 2009; the day that she was scheduled to get married.

Read the story i'm reacting to at Yahoo News

R.I.P. Annie Le and may justice be served


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pet Peeve: Express Grocery Lines

Two days ago after a good workout, me n my boys went to the Giant to buy groceries. I don't really want too much of anything, just some 2% milk so i can rehydrate wit a bowl or 2 of cereal. After i grab the half gallon carton i make my way to the line....the express line, where only 3 people are in front of me. All with their carts filled with about 20 real ass grocery items and i think to myself....that's not express.

Pardon me if i'm wrong, but i don't think 15-20 items should be concidered express. That's enough to last you for the week. As i sat there and watched errbody wit these full ass carts in the express line in comparison to me with this one lil carton of milk, i wondered who designed the guidelines for this line and if they had a thesaurus when they did it. My whole thing is if i'm behind 3 people in the "express line" i shouldn't have to stand in line for more than 5 minutes. While it's takin everybody else about 5 minutes a piece to get their stuff rung up, bagged and paid for; I was in it out in like 45 seconds (if that long) when i got to the front of the line.

If ur gonna create sumfin and name it after the ideal it's based on....then make sure the damn ideal fits the reality of the situation....jus sayin, i coulda sat in the regular line for all that. Maybe, im just impatient....but i'd assume the EXPRESS line was for the people that didn't have enough patience to wait in the REGULAR line. Epiphany, lower the express line to a five item limit or sumfin, i mean damn. I don't want to hang around a grocery store. I just want to buy my XXL mag, milk, or whatever single item i grab and be able to get thru an express line.....expressly.


Serena.....nuff said

Baby u even fine when you sweaty from gettin in shape (drooling)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Prayers Have Been Answered

"First of all, thank you for your support and kindness in regard to Maia (My-ee-ah) Campbell. Last night I received a wonderful email from a friend of her late mother, Bebe Moore Campbell. Nancy Carter, executive director of NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NULA) is the urban affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness), thanking for the coverage and the compassion shown towards Maia. Nancy alerted me to my error and explained that Maia has been diagnosed with bi-polar/manic depression. And because substance abuse is involved she has co-occurring disorder, which has symptoms similar to schizophrenia.
In short, Maia is mentally ill and has a substance abuse problem.
Nancy returned my phone call to her and shared some important and good news: Maia is in treatment. And she said that there is hope for Maia’s recovery but the prayers of “50,000,000″ people can make the difference, because Maia doesn’t like to stay in treatment, and her treatment involves drug withdrawal as well as treatment for her disorders.
Nancy was awestruck by the wonderful comments left on our site and by the general outpouring of support. She asked me to tell you that Maia’s disorders are exasperated and sent out of control by substance abuse. Pre-existing and early onset bi-polar, clinical depression and schizophrenia can be sent out of control by marijuana (the worst culprit), alcohol and of course, synthetic and street drugs.
Maintain your hope for Maia’s recovery. Nancy said, “She can use her beauty, talent, and celebrity for the good of others.”
NAMI Urban LA’s site to view a tribute video to Bebe Moore Campbell, co-founder of the organization.
Email Maia well-wishes to maiastruth (at)"

Via: Black Web 20

Friday, September 4, 2009

My Response to the Maia Campbell Videos

In recent days a new video of Maia spazzin out in a car (of which i am not posting for dignitary reasons) has surfaced on the internet (aside from her topless singing video a while back). After watching the video it's easy to cross judgement on her and make her out to be a monster and a nasty person. However, what many people don't know is that Maia Campbell (daughter of author Bebe Moore Campbell, whom i've had the pleasure to meet b4 her passing) has a mental illness. Her mom's memoir 72 Hour Hold is based on her relationship with her daughter (in the book she isnt identified by name or relationship) and the effects of her illness on the family, their relationship and the harsh reality that surrounds Maia's world.

I'm not exactly sure what she has, but fact of the matter is for anyone to consciously play onto sumone's disabilty is sick, disgusting, despicable, deplorable and flat out wrong. How dare you? I, for the record, do not suffer from a mental disorder; never in my life has it been a reality to me until about a few months ago, upon discovering that someone very close to me suffers from the hardships of a mental illness. I value them the same and in return i gain trust and i see that little by little they're gaining strength and overcoming hurdles that their disorder throws in their way, and despite setbacks i see them get frustrated....dust off and try back to climb their mountain in a hope to one day hail from the top with a sense of accomplishment in knowing that they made it.

Maia's situation, may be a little different from the person i'm familiar with, but i'm left to wonder where her family and friends are to help her. I realize that this is a hard road to trailblaze alone, and if any of my readers have done so i commend you, for i see that even with a support system its still not easy. The cautions that they face are still very much prevalent and risks are still high.

My heart and prayer goes out to Maia Campbell (and anybody else in her situation) in wishing that she becomes healthier and stays safe from the monsters that are mental disorders. In the meantime y'all should do the knowledge and learn to see people for who they genuinely are before beginning to pass judgement. It's not fair to anyone to have to deal with those kinds of pains while we (yes, we) run around ignorant of someone else's reality and assuming the kind of being they are. We should all take a moment to remove ourselves from ourselves and take a look at the world in third person, as far away from personal biases as possible and then maybe we'll discover a key part in unity through mutual and genuine understanding.


and to my friend, everything will get better. iLove you

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wise Words from Baba Ward

"I was listening to public radio earlier and heard the following, "the word unemployment did not become a part of our language until the 1880's..." hmmm, prior to that the word might have been enslaved and now it's incarcerated."

-Kenneth Ward via his facebook Status

I whole heartedly agree with you Baba Ward.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Oh Hell Naw of the Week

This doesn't even deserve my commentary......commence baking the bum joint!


Go Die at Home

So this terrorist that blew up a plane in Ireland with over a hundred people aboard (Among those on the plane were a slew of American passengers; not that them being American matters, a death is a death) get's released from prison because he's dying of cancer.....So they sent him to home (where he'd b accepted as a hero, as portrayed by the media) to die.....

They couldn't do that for Tookie Williams...and he allegedly killed 3 people in a convenience store in LA store. This isnt to say that if Tookie did commit the murders, he wasnt wrong. Murder is Murder, however how can anyone commit such a big crime against humanity, such as bombing a plane and walk away in the end?... Politics as Usual. Let it Marinate

R.I.P. Stanley "Tookie" Williams
R.I.P. The 3 People in the Store and Those on the Plane
And to the Terrorist....may ur god have mercy on ur sick soul


WOW: Alleged rapist files charges against victim in Sweden on HIV infection grounds

Helsingborgs Dagblad, a Swedish newspaper, reported Monday that a man who has been arrested for sexual assault, has now pressed charges against the woman, whom he allegedly attacked, for not disclosing that she had HIV.

The incident happened in Helsingborg where the woman and the man took a taxi together. The man supposedly lured the woman up to his apartment stating that he was going to give her money for the taxi fare, and it is there that the incident is alleged to have happened.

The woman claims that he then forced her to have intercourse and participate in other sexual activities. She has explained that she begged him to use a condom, but to no avail. It was only when she told him that she had children waiting at home, that he let her go.

The man, on the other hand, told the police that he had paid her 3,512 Swedish krona (US$483) as he believed her to be a prostitute and that he was both sexually excited and drunk. He told the police that the reason she pressed charges against him was that she wanted to save herself. It is not confirmed whether the man has been infected. Sexual assault in Sweden is punishable by a minimum of two years in prison.



Get Money

I recently started working out again last friday and it feels really good to know that I'm taking some sort of proper steps to gettin my health in order. I been runnin, started boxing again and i been doin a lot...A LOT of calisthenics. My shoulders are gettin rocky again and my chest is starting to lift up already. Guess it's just my body rebuilding onto my natural frame. My arms have been bulging since last week. I feel like i could Hulk out lmao.


Monday, August 24, 2009

What Can I Say It Turns Me On (c) Prince

So this blog i frequent (Strictly Fitteds) has a segment on their blog called Femme Fatales. In this section they contain two things that i Love. Flii Fitteds and Flii Girls wearin them. I don't know y this one caught my eye in particular tho. Maybe it's the chest Tattoo. Kinda synched with shorty cuz i got one about a month ago. But yeah U should c where I'm comin from. I'm bout to jus start buying my girl fitteds erry time i go hat shoppin. That should spice things up lmao.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hassani Kwess- Cross Into The Block

Updates as Far as my Art's Concerned

As u may kno this summer i've started projects, put thought into potential projects, negotiaated about projects that've been in the making for 3 years and slated projects to be put to the side. So Lemme give yall the down low on how this might (keyword) go down.

The AKZion Figures EP

***This was susposed to b the follow up to my pretty well received AKZionz ReAKZion mixtape (roughly 1,000 downloads to date; DL from the top of my blog). I posted videos on Vimeo and Youtube in search of beats. Some of which worked, most of which didn't at all concidering the sound i was trying to go for. In the wake of me coming back to DC from Philly this summer, me and my brother Hipnosis came up with the grand idea to follow up last springs mixtape Brothas in Arms. This was to be our reassurgence into raw mixtape rap. Jackin beats and ownin em. Puttin raw lyricism into perspective. This was susposed to be the third Mixtrape in Hipno's triloigy of mixtrapes this summer, with the title "I'm Hip: Brothas in Arms 2". However this project took a backseat to another "T.H.C." (The Hipnosis Chronicles) based Mixtape wit the brother Sol Zahran. I just wrote my first verse for this project yesterday and this should be pretty interesting to people that've heard my music. I'm gon b doin some experimenting wit this EP. Bare with me, lissen wit ur heart not wit ur ears.

BNA 2 Comin Soon/AKZion Figure EP Comin Sooner

Tha Vagabond Staxx Mixtape w/ G5 Clive

***Me and Clive got one song in the can for this project. As far a release goes, this joint could possibly hold off for a while conciderin his "Reign Check" project he been puttin a lot of time into. I got the chance to hear a few traks from it and GYYAAAAAAAAAAD DAMMMMNNNN!!!!! Clive mos def might have a spot on my tape, but since its an EP i'm gon try to shy away from features unless i REALLY bang wit the artist or i need a hook.

Ay Clive we need More Flicktures Together Moe

The Bronze Brotherhood: Wolverine vs. Collossus (Uptown X-Men)

*** Me and my brother Nate Grey, formerly known as K-Rob The Black Jesus, been had this joint in mind. This project been in the works for the past 2-3 years and we aint got a damn track yet lol, but a whole lot of thoughts. I like workin wit Nate (We don't do much together, got like 3-5 joints), but he's a visual artist and a visualizer. He's colorful and brings an energy out of every artist that I've seen him work with. We been planning this more this summer than ever,but still not much. I think i might buy him a Amtrak joint to Philly for a week sumtime this fall/winter and we gon bang it out in my dorm room and live off the land like John Rambo. This should be thee most interesting project that i would've laid hands on up to date. Keep a look out.

Me, Nate n Kiara afta the M1 Show @ Expo 8/2009

Me n Nate in Winter 2006

I'm gon keep yall posted as I always do and like the man I've always been, I won't disappoint y'all

1 Love


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Artwork on the Temple

So i'm talkin to my girl Jocelyn on skype. My shirts off and she asks wus my tattoo say across my chest. i tell her what it says in italian then i say it n english. Jocelyn is lowkey bubbly n fly, she like the '09 Holly Golighty.

She goes " wow that's so sweet, did they appreciate it or did they (goes into her suburban ass parents voice) well u coulda jus told us!!".

And i said" yeah, errbody liked it. except my grandmother. like i kno that she appreciates the gesture, but hates that its a tattoo. she be on that bible shyt wit it. Dont destroy ur temple. I'm like i'm an artist. im not gon get kno bullshyt done on me. im gettin art work im designin my temple. My Temple is gettin decked out. Let me do me. Destruction is all in one's perception in this sense."

Once a shorty said "when u get old its gon get all old and saggy." and i said "i can give a fuck, it had its time jus like i did. atleast its still significant. i aint gon have no saggy bull shyt on me. I'll wear my saggy significance anytime.

fuck wit my ink


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Srry Guys :-(

To all my subscribers srry i aint been bloggin as much. Innanet n my
house gay as fuck, gotta steal a connection from my neighbors. Im gon b
wrkn soon so im gon b able to blog more. I might hit a library or sumfin
to feed yall on here. And i need to do more personal blogs like i used
to. My blog lowkey gettin jii comercial. That aint the kinda blogger i
am. Jus aint been to struck by a thought lately without twittering it
first. But yeah, im not gon let u guys down young



Wednesday, July 29, 2009

M1 Platoon- Generation Next Tour (Comin to DC 8/8/09)

This is y i luv all my brothers. Ads for they tour pHresh as shyt cuh!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lola Maxwell Check the Rhyme

Damn i owe, Lola and Cayan a review now lmao. Reviews comin soon lmao...hopefully

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cayan- District of Caylumbia II (mixtape)

Click Cover Art to Download the Mixtape

I ain't got a chance to lissen to this joint yet. I actually jus downloaded it muh damn self, i been bloggin on the run since my internet in the crib is so faulty. But all bullshyt aside, i got much respect for Cayan's bar game. He used this Sinitus Tempo beat a second ago that pissed me off (i was writin to that same beat lol), but he did it justice. I fuck wit real lyricists. Download now. More than sure this is another DMV Classic.

Vagabond.... Gone

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cammy D- Goodie Bag

Cammy D aka Jenelle Marie is one to look out for on the DC Hip Hop Scene. With songs alongside Hipnosis, myself, Members of the M1 Platoon and G5 Clive in her repertoire, she is most definitely one of the premier fEmcees on the DMV scene. With a sound reminiscent of Jean Grae, Rah Digga, and Lauren Hill and laced in neo-soulesque vocals every once in a while, Cammy D has a sound that immediately distinguishes her from most artists. Stay tuned into her twitter and her myspace page to stay updated on her upcoming release Elephant Noise.

Click Picture to Download New Single

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hipnosis- T.H.C. (The Hipnosis Chronicles)

I urge u all to download the free mixtape, T.H.C. now. My brother Hipnosis put a lot of work and dedication into this tape. A lot of Blood Sweat and Tears. This is one of his comin to age mixtapes that's a lot more personal than he has ever been on records, expressing his visions of the night scene driving through dc; his views on the state of HipHop; Love; and Money during the time of Recession. Though, I appear on 2 tracks (Paper Trail and Super Wavey Rmx) my opinion is unbiased as possible. On a 5 star scale this tape gets a very sturdy 4.5.

Be Sure to lissen to the Bonus Track by Cammy D.

B sure to follow instructions

1 split the dutch
2 break the herb
3 roll the L
4 light
5 burn

Peace and Blessings

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hassani Kwess- Kinda Like a Big Deal

U goes in my nigga
(Click Picture to Download)

Super Wavey Rmx. Ft. AKZionz

Super Wavey rmx/ ft. AKZionz from the upcoming mixtape T.H.C. (available July 7, 2009). This is my brother so i got a suuper advanced copy and it goes so hard!!

(Click Pic to Download song)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Top Five Albums

No Particular Order (in my opinion)

1) Bob Dylan- Desire
That nigga Bob went in with political tracks like "Hurricane" and stories like (my favorite song ever) "One More Cup of Coffee". This album opened me up to music that wasnt Hip Hop and broadened my horizons for wut good music is.

2) Notorious B.I.G.- Ready to Die
This is thee Most Complete Hip-Hop album in the history of Hip-Hop. Big was hungry for his spot. Nothing was left untouched on this album; Story tellin, Braggadocio shyt, Gangsterism, Joints for the Shorties, Personal Joints. For any Hip-Hop head, Ready to Die is the quintessential album for ur collection.

3) Purple Rain- Prince
This doesn't need an's fuckin Prince. That nigga is like every God known to man wrapped up in one and handed a guitar. (this is my number 1 favorite album)

4) NWA- Straight Outta Compton
Cube set all them up wit the bars (don't act like u thought Eazy E could actually write, he admitted Cube writes for him on the 8Ball rmx). This was a controversial album for understandable reasons, but the political undertone is more than ignored in this album. This album change the game forever....FOREVER!!!!

5) Ghostface Killa- Ironman/Supreme Clientele
My favorite emcee came wit the hard on these too i always have a hard time choosin which one i like more. Ironman was more organic and raw wit joints like "260", "Black Jesus" and "Winter Warz" (Cappadonna was spittin his face off. I heard it was a freestyle too). I didn't appreciate "All That I Got is You" as much as i should've until i saw the video. That nigga was dirt ass poor.
Supreme Clientele was Ghost wit less restriction. None of that niggas lyrics made sense until u lissened to it like 6 times lol (Nutmeg, Appollo Kids, and Buck 50). That nigga Ghost showed his story tellin side when he rapped about beatin up Ma$e in a club on the song "Malcolm" and a shorty he wanted to fuck when he was a kid on "Child Story".

*****Keep it Goin*****

fav track: One More Cup of Coffee
fav trak: Nutmeg
fav trak: Winter Warz
fav trak: Everyday Struggle
sidenote: I wonder wut the baby on the cover is doin wit his life now. hmmmmm...
fav trak: I Ain't the One
fav track: The Beautiful Ones