>The "Automatic pilot" tour?!? Sounds >cold to me. I >wonder if Alan Leeds would >say the same thing about >the "automatic pilot" nature of >the incredible Lovesexy shows.
well, truth be told (and i asked everyone in the camp) the parade "hit'n run" shit seems to be everyone's favorite period. lovesexy was a different time period. prince was still considered light years ahead of his comp (not saying that he's light years now but i doubt that anyone will compare "new power soul" to the "parade" album as far as timelessness is concerned.) but clearly there is a difference between prince of 88 and prince of 01.
>On a side not, I wouldn't >be surprised if Prince acted >as though he were better >than D'angelo and Ahmir. >Fact is, D'angelo ain't shit >compared to Prince.
well. i'll put it this way. it is safe to say that i'm in the zone right now on this live breakbeat shit. few cats will ever come close to drumming the same style that i do. and as a result my work demand is high because there is a certain element of breakbeat drumming that i can achieve that most drummers can't. most of the cats who are under my umbrella are in my area of philly. and u can find most of em at black lilly on tueday nights.
one of those drummers is frank (aka knuclez) he is 22. i've known him since 16. he played beside me at the voodoo sessions and tour. and he drums for erykah now.
as far as advance is concerned he is in 6th grade. i'm in 10th. even though there are area's that he's not that strong in (still learning to play with a click track--which is hard for a begginer) but i would never ever make frank feel inferior cause i'm better at drumming than him.
i would look "weak" doing that shit.
so to play mind games with a nigga and make him feel someway bout himself just to see who's balls is bigger is...well? "weak".
sorta like a homophobe that reminds cats 24/7 he aint a fag.
sounds suspect right?
"if it's real who needs to deal with all the special effects?" -mos def, "little brother" 2000
>D'arby, Kravitz, and now D'angelo to >name just a few. >All of these guys were >supposed to be the next >PRINCE. And everybody failed >to meet their expectations.
your expectations you mean?
>D'angelo's Voodoo record doesn't have >a very many memorable moments >on it. Nothing that >makes a listener say "Holy >shit! Rewind that! >I gotta hear that again!"
well, that's you. oh mighty person of music. i can name a zillion cats who are--um...losing sleep over voodoo. should i name one 4 u?
>Stop riding his dick... he ain't >shit. However, I'm just >as sick of Prince's new >work. I hope there's >an artist out there who >has the balls to do >the things Prince used to >do.
well to compare a person to another is mistake number one.
i think venus williams is great. i think jimi hendix is great. but i'd never compare the two.
Quit talking about >the past and how Motown >used to play their music; >look forward and play it >the way it hasn't been >played before.
name 10 albums that sound like voodoo. 10!
>Flame away --too easy. (pause)
the source mic ratings 1990-2001
@@@@@ -edutainment (funny in the annivrsery issue they left this out...but i have the ice cube issue when they first started rating albums) -people's instintive travels and the paths of rhythm -amerikkka's most wanted -let the rhythm hit em -all for one -de la soul is dead -the low end theory -illmatic -life after death -aquemini -niggaz4life* (not reveiwed but in summer issue 92 they mentioned it as a 5mic classic)
@@@@1/2 -sex and violence -buisiness as usual -business never personal -whut thee album -breaking atoms -death certifacate -buhloone mindstate -the chronic -enter the 36 chambers -southernplayerlisticadillacmusic -ready to die -the infamous -only built 4 cuban links -illadelph halflife -hell on earth -bow down -i am -murder muzick -life story -classic limited edition vol 1 -guerilla warfare -in my lifetime vol.3 -la rock familia -ecleftic:two sides to a story -moment of truth -supreame clientel -last of a dying breed -the truth
the gag mics- fear of a black planet-@@@1/2 da shinin-@@@ stankonia-@@@@ lootpack-@@1/2 ressurection-@@@1/2 the beatnuts-@@@1/2** mos def and talib kweli are black star-@@@1/2 the love movement-@@@1/2 fantastic vol 2-@@@1/2
*-source never reviewed, but mentioned in summer issue that it was a 5 mic classic.
**-the only record to change a rating after printing. in the next issue they printed (in fine print that it was a @@@@ mic album)
check the resume
organix-93 (from the ground up)-94 do you want more?!!???!-95 illadelph halflife-96 things fall apart-99 (the legendary)-99 the roots come alive-99 phrenology-2002 the tipping point-2004 (the roots present...) 2004 homegrown: the beginne