Thursday, August 23, 2007

I Can't Listen to Nas.


I can't. I try to listen to it.

I wake up. Talk to god.

Make the oatmeal and coffee.
A song pops into my head.

And then I wanna hear it. But the bug out is since I have moved,
I haven't really BEEN into a listening to hip hop mood,
because everything is in transition.

Haven't really been feeling the notion of background music.
Which means I am in a grip of pain, because, dude, Imma b-girl.

What IS a b-girl without music? A f*cking ghost.

The music that I was pumping last spring and fall, would be an instant
mental-all-bad trigger. Like f*ck. How did all this sh*t happen to me!?!?!?

My living space AIN'T what I had in BK. The fly studio. The bk Bridge at my back door.

Straight luxurious macking for a Black Lady. Smell me. So when I try and listen to NAS. That sh*t takes me back to last fall, and I can't fade it.

Takes me back to breaking up with your Boy BL.

Full disclosure. I listened to HH is Dead and The Clipes on a 4 hour loop
on the bus ride from DC to NY. Your boy BL (do a site search "BL" for the

background) got me heated right before finals.

So rather than self destruct, I got outta town and on the way back
became intimately familiar with HH is Dead and Keys Open Doors.


I am trying to piece together a play list that doesn't contain
f*cking landmines. So far, I got Rakim, Al Green,
My Jay-Z list. Now for long time readers,
yall know I just got
into Jay, hard core this summer.

He illustrates what I struggle with when I consider where I am coming
from and where I am going.

I can always listen to Jay when I need inspiration, but Dear Summer is corrupted on

Hate that sh*t.

I think imma go to my momma house and get my running shoes and start running by these damn hills and mountains.
ALSO would require another play list. Maybe I could just run to Ciara.

But then again, I mean. I could pump The Clipse. But The Clipse and the Bay don't match up to me.

So I got Rakim. Al Green.
I needs that new Common and that new Kweli.

I might just say f*ck it and pump Midnight Marauders like a Tweaker.
Oh oh, I know, Operation Doomsday, and MM. That will work.
That should take me at least through the end of the month.

But then again, Kweli might have what I need right now.
Some good story telling. Some gutt punching beats.

Holy sh*t. I know what I need. Erykah's first jawn, Baduizm. That will be perfect.
Xcactly what I need in my life right now.


What are some albums/songs that you can't listen
to because they remind of a time period that is too
in the f*cking gristle for you to think about?

((((( Somebody lemme hold Baduizm and Dear Summer. Wait Jay now
after a "creative" google search. Now I just need Erykah. Pu-leaze!



Anonymous said...

I've lurked here before, never commented so today's a first. I was telling someone the other day...whenever I hear anything off the first Big Pun album, I freeze, which sucks because it's classic but it takes me back to that time.

Love the blog.

M.Dot. said...

Glad you stopped by.

I never even owned that Pun Joint.

I think Imma get Joell Ortiz.

Just to support Up Town.

Plus he is a rappers rapper.

Anonymous said...

Roots - Game Theory
When it dropped last year, I was going through a lot too. Finished college, Make up to Break up, Grandpa got a stroke (survived but still.), "Clock with No Hands" still cuts deep. The whole album is genius and dark, and came out at the right time. But I can't listen to it, puts me right back in that mood.


Again, you know I got you M deezy.


M.Dot. said...

The whole album is genius and dark

What a perfect description of an album.


Smiles Really Big so the Gap Teef shine through.

Aye Bay Bay.

Thank you.

The Minority Reporter said...

Oh gosh....Tweet's Southern Hummingbird...dope cd...but I was going through too much during that time in my life.

I used to feel that way about Mama's Gun too but then I realized that if Silly E Badu could grow to World Wide Underground I could too

and I'm commenting from a real computer this time

naw tell ya mama that!!!!

M.Dot. said...

Why somebody say momma's gun was the best one?

Guess I needs me that one too.

^^^Don't you love black people and their double positives.

Anonymous said...

What a perfect description of an album.

Of THIS album.


Twice in one day M. I know you love me. :)

Mama's Gun:

Anonymous said...

Joell Ortiz huh? One of the best CD's I copped this year. Real lyrical.

She Hate Me said...

Coming from one of the biggest Jay Stans there is (is "Stan" able to be used in '07? Oh well, I did it anyway.), after the breakup between me and the BM, I couldn't listen to The Blueprint.

But everytime I was around her and I had the opportunity, I was bumping The Black Album.

"Either love me, or leave me alone..."

Jay has that ability to put you in the zone, trill talk.

M.Dot. said...

T-Dot for Hall Monitor President!

super squishy MUAH!

M.Dot. said...


I messed up the Badu download and now I am locked out.

Can you send it via mega upload?


They got me waiting like 200 minutes. Ignorant bullshit.

Anonymous said...

When in doubt Rapidshare.

*rocks the hall monitor badge like a T-shirt headwrap*

The Minority Reporter said...

OMGosh...Mama's Gun is that crack!!!!

Anonymous said...

Because Canada just beat Venezuela in the FIBA Americas.

And just incase if you were talkin bout Baduizm.

Here's the special edition jawn.

Nothing like some good basketball.

Anonymous said...

I can't think of any album I CAN'T listen to b/c too in the gristle.

The first Foreign Exchange takes me back to studying for the bar in summer '05. Plus "The Listening." But they actually helped me get through a really rough time (no job, got dumped, studying for the bar). A few months ago I even got a chance to thank Yazarah for her work on the album.

Second thought, scratch that.

"Kingdom Come." I met this chick I worked w/ and she was a Jay fan. I didn't like the album on GP. After we stopped talking, I hated the album even more.

Thank God the album already sucked.

Dag, I'm chillin' at work as if I don't have a letter to write...

M.Dot. said...

@ T dot.


Hall Monitor/Head Wrap.

So necessary.

M.Dot. said...


Old gurl turn you off to Kingdom Come.

Lost Ones is that truth on a whole other level.

In fact, that was one of my BL break up theme songs.

"Ok, so make another".....

Between that Piano, and Christte Michelles goddies, All BAd.

neo said...

Well right now there's this R&B mix an ex made for me, I've attempted listening to it but eeehh..sometimes it just doesn't work...its getting better now tho, however..just give it time..

M.Dot. said...

R & B.

Rap and Bullshit.

Dun dun dun duuuun do.

I got good news I got Eye Witness.

Anonymous said...


heads have been commenting your site like crazy lately.

glad to see your getting alot of love. its about time to transition from a faceless name to an internet celebrity soon.

im in FLA and its hot as hell. trying to figure out what job i want to take on. i have a choice but i dont wanna do anything shitty. so im just kickin it for now.

i feel you on not being to listen to certaqin stuff cause its causes bad mental triggers. i barely been listenin to rap since i got down here. 'cept for when im in the bar or club and its out of my hands.'

shit is so much different than in the norfff

neo said...

what kinda eye witness we tawkin?

Anonymous said...

"hey You" by Floetry

the line that makes me cry every single i hear it is "hey you, you. i sorry that i had to leave you but i'll try to come back someday." even typing that shit got me watery.

that song and a couple others from that album (which i can't remember the name of) it takes me to summer after my father passed away. i was walking around nyc dazed and confused, crying up a quiet storm. dang.

M.Dot. said...

i was walking around nyc dazed and confused, crying up a quiet storm. dang.

We buddied up right after that.


Thats bugged.

We have "history".


Why your boy "q-rstuv" e-mail me.

M.Dot. said...


Glad to see that your move is crackin.

glad to see your getting alot of love. its about time to transition from a faceless name to an internet celebrity soon.
I think about it all the time.
But then.
That wall of privacy is priceless.
Nah mean.

M.Dot. said...


Qoute from De La Soul is dead.


Anonymous said...

so what did 'doogie' have to say??

Jersey Knitting Mama said...

Hi Sweetie,

Praying and thinking positive thoughts your way. Hang in there! I believe in you.
Stay with the happy tunes!


M.Dot. said...

@ Jonzay..

Some shit via e-mail out the blue.

You know how them scorpians do.

M.Dot. said...


Thank you m'lady.

It is always nice to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

Mary J. Blige - My Life (R.I.P. Ma)

Mary J. Blige - Mary (I hate you, but I love you...)

M.Dot. said...



Album so good.
But mary hurt so bad.

Why the artist that be in pain make
the baddest sh*t.
Mary. Marvin. Fridah. Basquiat.

I think my daggon My Life Album.


" can I borrow Doom".

"No, I don't wanna ruin my friendship with you."


If you lose it or damage it it will severly impact our friendship."


Jersey Knitting Mama said...

Pain sometimes brings the best creativity out of people. Most great artists made their best work while in pain.

Mary J's songs does hurt so bad but it makes you fight harder. Happy Sunday.


M.Dot. said...

happy sunday songee.

Just came from church in Oakland.

THAT was An S'perience!

How is your sunday?

Anonymous said...

We need a new post. Or maybe i'll work on one of your suggestions.

M.Dot. said...

You get outta my suggestions.

M.Dot. said...

Working on Jena 6 so Shush.

phattyboom said...

been drop-by-reader for some, but never said a peep till now...
this might be late, but welcome back to the bay!
if you haven't already, let me hook you up with dear summer:

and a collabo track called "gangsters & guerillas" from oakland/bay/la artists Do D.A.T. (the attik), Ise Lyfe, Kiwi & Bambu (Native Guns):

the prisoner's wife said...

OMG...i would be LOST without Nasir!!

you know what's crazy, tho? i can listen to EVERYTHING even tho it may hurt. i like to revisit the hurt (i'm a dummy) and try to figure out ways to make it better (in my mind, of course).

i flinch when i listen to Sizzla...that's beloved's fire right there.

i get a little uneasy when i listen to Maxwell's "Embrya"...i was in so much LIKE with this dude, he put me on to that album. God..i still think of him, what we said to each he played me i wish i woulda...

ahh well...yeah. i feel you, but you need some Nasty in your life.

(btw: i am diggin Kwa's joint. "In the Mood" was on my loop the whole time i was upstate..)

SerenityLife said...

De La Soul is Dead album is one my favorite all time hip hop albums! Fun and Free.

And of course anything that A Tribe Called Quest has done is classic.

I cannot listen to today's hip hop unless it has a conscious touch to it.

Great blog. Had me rolling.

Check out:

Need your energy there.

M.Dot. said...

Hi Jennifer.

I will check it out.

Thank you for stopping by and saying, Wassssup!

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