First time I heard of this dude I was instantly bias to him and wouldn't listen because I automatically classified him a hater. See I had only heard of him because of the beef he had with Boosie, and Boosie Boo my dog soooo... yeah I was bias af. Anyway though after repeated suggestions for as long as I could take I gave in and gave it a listen. Honestly the first song or two I heard, I found it really funny & entertaining. I had to listen to more, I couldn't get enough of the sh*t. I knew he was talking about sh*t that wasn't funny at all, and very serious, but he just had such a way with words. I went on to basically listen to everything he had put out, as well as watch every piece of footage they had on him. When I fux with an artist I tend to wanna know their story because that's what makes the artist to me. I just about stopped caring about the beef he had with Boosie... well unfortunately by the time I started listening to him, he was no longer with us in the physical. Super wack cause him & Boosie would've probably did some great things together. Anyway though, no need to dwell that, let's just check out some of what I thought was his dopest sh*t. If you've never heard him then you're in for a treat, if you have heard him before then you know what time it is...here goes Nussie!!!
"I'm on a level where I ride on Dubbs now/I'm on a level old-timers show me love now"
Pretty much my reaction when I first heard those bars, and it would be the first encounter on a lovely relationship :pause: between fan & artist. Now if you're a true fan then you probably went nuts just reading the bars, if not then you probably know little about Tha BG
Yes, yes, I spent many o' after school hours indulging in hood tales from a drugged out, thugged out, gifted af, rapper. I remember my first time I finally got my hands on the highly sought after "Its All On You Vol. 2".
I could rap this album by heart, and there's no doubt in my mind about it. Usually when I get that New Orleans music crave, this the first album I revert to. When the Hot Boys split from Ca$h Money and everybody went solo, BG was the main act that I was checking for,
but honestly, unfortunately no project he put out could top his Ca$h Money projects as no Ca$h Money project to date can top their old stuff. & just to clarify I'm not saying the music from these artist aren't good anymore I'm saying it's not as good as when they all were sharing that one unique chemistry. Anywhoo tho, today I thought I bang some BG, and dedicate a post so that we don't forget my brother behind the walls of confinement. May the best of spirits be with you*
Im the one man army A Son! Given you were the right age, when that first bar drop you had to go crazy! ODB probably will always be the best, most unorthodox rapper of our time. Maybe it was the humor, or maybe it was the fact that he could actually spit, and make it all work for him. Could have just been his demeanor and personality that made you love him, and in turn his music as well. For me personally, his lyrics were so dirty at times, being a kid I found them most amusing. It sucked that he did not release as much material as you would had liked him too, due to a variety of differ reasons but the music he did release is still just as good today, as when he made it. Whenever I want to get amped I pop in something like this
The first time I heard this song I went nuts, as a matter of fact, this whole album got listened to repeatedly from me and my bro. I want to say I was in middle-school and the album was the talk amongst us friends as it was so comical. He even had Chris Rock talking slick, and honestly how could you not like that?
Due to ODBs very untimely death, we never got to see how the rest of his career would have played out. I for one think it would have been catapulted in a market today where shock value is key. Here is some of the best rare footage I found of him that could explain him better than I could any day. Hope you find it as enjoyable, and inspiring as me.
Before there was the luxuries of the Internet the only choice of obtaining new music was going to the store and buying it, borrowing a cassette or CD from a friend or my favorite, ordering it a CD club like BMG, or Columbia House. Still one of my fondest memories. I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, and my brother had used his name already, so he asked to use mine. I said yes on account that I got to choose 6 CDs, (which he of course recommended). I will never forget the two choices I really did make on my own. One being Channel Live, they had just dropped Mad Izm, and Guru Jazzmatazz vol 2. Now honestly back then I favored Channel Lives album more, and I know it was biased due to the fact I really did not understand, or knew who Guru was. I just liked the title. Years later I went back to that album and heard the brilliance that hopheads had been praising all those years, and would definitely choose it to zone out to before I choose Channel Live now a days.
I returned to my Jazzmatazz Roots after he dropped the Keep Your Worries single with Angie Stone. I was of age by then, and understood the message behind music better. I really liked what he kicked there, and wanted to kick myself for not being in tune with his music earlier. To my liking he had been doing that conscious music that I was in love with all along, and now I see why most hopheads consider him one of the most underrated ever. For instance the Jazzmatazz vol. 2 reminds me of a 90s version of TPAB, especially the message he pushes. If only music like this was pushed to the forefront instead of this trash we are forced to hear now a days. Ironically he released a single entitled Mass Appeal that covered this subject too perfect.
A real brother to say the least. Fvkked up that most of the best people leave us before we realize how special they were. He is definitely one of those people. You can tell through his music that all he wanted was to help his people restore themselves back to their original place in the world. To channel their inner God & Earth.How could you not appreciate that? Though he is gone, I am glad he got to leave his mark, as well message of self enlightenment. Today let us remember Guru, hip hop legend, teacher, and all around good person.
The first time I heard "Put It On" I was probably in 3rd grade(that seemed to be my enlightenment period for music), and even with my young ears I knew greatness. That single was followed with MVP, another hit and from that point on I was waiting for the album."LifeStylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous", and I'll keep it a buck. Some of the beats(like 4 of them) were a bit lackluster to me, but he was so ahead of his time with lyricism the beats were irrelevant most of the time. I mean they did add to the overall experience, but you really looked forward to what he was going to say. Sadly though that would be his last living solo album as he was gunned down a year and some change after it's release. Other albums were released on his behalf (The Big Picture, Return of The Devil's Son), and it was good to hear him, but when artists aren't they're to be hands on with their projects, it just isn't the same. And being that he ruled in a time when there was less internet, and more word-of-mouth, there's scarce footage of him really just hanging, cooling. But from his lyrics you can tell he was a sh!t-talking, charismatic fellow. Another great that I can only imagine working with...
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