Before I start this post I just want to say "Whattup Quest?" A lot of people +try+ to get you to respond and never do, so I'm just glad for a quick opportunity to rap about Malik.
>i have differences. >but i must agreee.
I know you like to be obscure and a little contradictory (great artists usually are) but I'm not sure what the "differences" are because you "agree" in the next line with AbdulJaleel.
>malik ain't ever get no hungrier >than "the spark" and "100%dundee" >et al.
I actually thought he came off nice on "100% Dundee." That's probably my favorite Malik rap on the album. I think somehow my point got lost though; and that this got taken down a "non-islamic heads can't relate" thread. (BTW Abdul I visisted your ImamJamil site, it's very informative. I should have known the media misled me.)
>everyshit he said was true.
I don't see the truth of "The Spark" being disputed. I don't kneel and pray to the East, nor do I recognize any organized form of religion (personal reasons) but I don't disrespect any artist's personal religious beliefs or find fault with bringing them into music. I think if Malik had rapped "The Spark" on DYWM?!!??! with the exact same words I'd jock it more just because the delivery was more energetic. What I listen to when I play that song in the ride is the production - the very subtle "oooooooh, oooooooh" harmonies in the backdrop that just make the whole shit lovely. Roots productions always wow me like that - layers and layers.
>the music might have covered it >up. but he put his >own personal hell on them joints. >"i walk around a little edgy already...."
I see that shit in his bio page on the website too; and it goes with the "Malik doesn't tour" ish we've been talking all along. I'm sure for Malik religion is a stabilizing factor in his life for all the tension and stress he feels; and like I said just because I don't pray to the East doesn't mean that I don't respect the fact that he does or that it gives him solace.
BTW Quest your sig file is entertaining to read but that ish is like five pages long! And I gather that you did it originally to make a point too.. but I'm sure it's been archived so many times now it IS made.