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Donn L
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"Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video"


          

The video coulda been like a Soulquarian impromptu jam session. The shots coulda been setup in the studio and maybe a li'smokefilled club. It woulda been off the hook!

Quest, Poyser and Jay Dee as the band, wit Jill Scott and Bilal setup as the background singers. Guest shots with Q-Tip, Mos Def, Kweli, Hi-Tek, Lucy Pearl, Erykah Badu, Pops, The (rest of) Roots, Vinia Mojica, Macy Gray etc.

The end of the song, when Bilal does his thing, would switch to a 70's type of feel...like a Marvin Gaye concert.

Now tell me this wouldnt have been a blazer!!!

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
it sure would
May 15th 2001
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RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video
May 15th 2001
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RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video
May 15th 2001
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RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video
May 15th 2001
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RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video
UNIversal Beans
May 15th 2001
4
i feel y'all on the urban tip
souflow
May 16th 2001
24
too hot 4 tv......just ask label guy
May 15th 2001
5
woulda been a great single
May 15th 2001
6
co-sign n/m
May 15th 2001
7
yea, nothing is original anymore...
May 15th 2001
8
"Funky For You". . .
May 15th 2001
9
i feel you
May 15th 2001
10
      Damn, I dig u...
May 15th 2001
15
RE: here we go again
May 15th 2001
16
but...
May 15th 2001
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RE: rebut...
May 15th 2001
18
?
May 15th 2001
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      RE: answers
May 16th 2001
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      Oh....
May 17th 2001
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      RE: Sounds familiar
May 17th 2001
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      RE: answers
May 21st 2001
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      RE: ?
May 16th 2001
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           RE: thanx dawg
May 16th 2001
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           internet only
May 16th 2001
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                RE: internet only
May 16th 2001
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                     i preferred...
May 17th 2001
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                          RE: that was way more than $5000
May 17th 2001
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                               was it!?
May 17th 2001
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                                    note to self
May 17th 2001
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                                    pick one up for me
May 17th 2001
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                                    RE: it was 6 figures.
May 17th 2001
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                                         SIX FUCKING FIGURES!!!??!?!??!????!!!
May 17th 2001
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                                         unfucking-belivable
May 22nd 2001
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RE: tinky got my back!!!
May 17th 2001
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?!?!?!!!??!?!!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!...
May 21st 2001
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      RE: ?!?!?!!!??!?!!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!...
May 21st 2001
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RE: "Common Sense" prevails
May 17th 2001
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we had fun
May 15th 2001
11
I KINDA LIKE IT.....
mrvuks
May 15th 2001
12
is it too late?
May 15th 2001
13
RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video
May 17th 2001
28
alotta response
May 17th 2001
33
bottom line with the Ghetto Heaven Remix for me:
May 17th 2001
36
Well, duuuuhhh!
May 18th 2001
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huh?
May 18th 2001
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I REMIXED FUNKY 4 U
May 18th 2001
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fuck lucy pearl and macy gray
May 18th 2001
43
Lucy Pearl???
May 21st 2001
48
The ?uestions
May 21st 2001
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are you joking?
May 22nd 2001
49
RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video
May 23rd 2001
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1. "it sure would"
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it would have made a bangin single too--i know several people that would have eaten it up.


5.12.01--mos def concert. arguably the best day of my life.

okayoungins-we put some stank on it.

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2. "RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video"
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Yeah it would have been better than "the light" remix video.

  

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14. "RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video"
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>Yeah it would have been better
>than "the light" remix video.
>
There wuz a "The Light" remix video?? or are you talkin about "Ghetto Heaven"?



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3. "RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video"
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In an ideal world!!!Sounds too good to be true.





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UNIversal Beans

Tue May-15-01 06:39 AM

  
4. "RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video"
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No doubt man....fresh idea.....most people felt that song was kinda weak.....but it just was what it was.....funky for u .....cause, as long as it's funnnkyy allrightttt okayy.........

  

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souflow

Wed May-16-01 07:46 PM

  
24. "i feel y'all on the urban tip"
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i'm sayin the whole campaign made ya wonder i guess, i'm sayin if he went plat regardless, do you decide whether he went mainstream off of who his appeal was to or simply by the fact that platinum sales don't necessarily denote an 'underground' tip anymore?? regardless, anyone who wasn't feelin funky 4 u .. needs to do like parliament funkadelic said and get they ear up to the speaker. . .

-- i've been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened -- m. twain

-- now i let my heart be the guide as the pen takes the lead in secreting these feelings i bleed over lines on papyrus sheets. . they preach savin the trees, but WHAT about the REAL emcees?? -- souflow

-- you fake like a smile, like a hug, i'm tight -- common "hungry"

-- actually, we don't participate, but if you do, then ima see you atcha wake -- T3, slum village "players"

-- separate the real from the lie, lemme learn ya-- mos def "thieves in the night"

-- YOU don't even wanna know what I think...now sigh and say 'doh' -- homer's brain on the simpsons

  

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5. "too hot 4 tv......just ask label guy"
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6. "woulda been a great single"
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but sorry yo, that's a kinda cliche video. that's like "let's take digable planets and make it brighter, in full color." i'm all about creativity in videos, and yo, the tiny smoke-filled club? what is this, 92?

keep in mind, i'm not saying i fully endorsed the "ghetto heaven" video, because it really didn't go anywhere.

but "funky for you" is a HELL of a song, and it coulda made a ver visually interesting video. i still think the "ghetto heaven remix" was a HUGE mistake on the part of MCA records. sorry label guy, but it's true, "funky for you" woulda been another plaque. i also think it might have had more universal appeal than ghetto heaven, and while the remix had a HELL of a beat, i think funky for you woulda had more longevity, espec. on the radio and in the clubs.

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V I V R A N C E 2001:
TinkyWinky - Posdnuos
Vivrant - q-tip
bfnh - dres
guinness - ju-ju
Mosaic - common
ILLWILL - Chi Ali! hahaha!!!
SqueegieXM - Prince Paul
Kay Dee - Ali Shaheed
Nickelz45 - psyco les
Raina - monie love
Phil - Jarobi
Donwill - trugoy

"Where the F*CK is my purse icon??????"

:::::::::::::
"And I know what the fuck an option quarterback is. He's the black QB under six feet that ends up being converted to wide receiver once he's selected on day two of the NFL draft because he can't hit the ocean from the edge of a boat."

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7. "co-sign n/m"
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8. "yea, nothing is original anymore..."
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just recycled wit a twist...The picture in my head woulda been kinda Digable-ish I guess but yea alot more colorful. Which woulda made post '92. Dont forget I mentioned the clips in the studio too, which woulda made it kinda original. I dont have any recollection of any videos like that.

Plus the theme of the video woulda been musicians in a jam session kinda vibe. Like..."hey we all in the studio, lets jam!" It just would have added to the vibe that they, the soulquarians, put out. It woulda been for the people that dont really go to the poetry spots, so they could get a feel of how it is.

I think most of this has been inspired by me going to poetry/jazz spots over the past year and being in the studio while my boys were recording their album. It has become one of my favorite things to do, so i'd like to see that on the idiot box.

  

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9. ""Funky For You". . ."
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. . .gets mad air time on my radio show. More and more cats call and ask about it the more I play it. (See, here in Tallahassee, there are so many lost people. They never hear this kind of music cause they don't know it exists. . .till we force it down their throats)

Peace.

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10. "i feel you"
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but i'm sayin, i think it's pigeon-holing to put out a common video that's supposed to be a "poetry spot." because that song is HIPHOP, not "poetry spot." i got no personal problem with any poetry cats, but i ain't really into that shit, and i sure as hell don't think it makes for a hot video. i like the studio shit though, because you never see that in a video really, and that could be much more interesting.

but i mean, that whole "organic jam poetry spot" thing just leaves such a bad taste in my mouth, shit's so painfully cliche, the roots have spent the past 6 or 7 years trying to shake that image, i don't see why they should go out and reinforce it. it just feeds into all the jackasses who think that sampling isn't "real hiphop" and that BEP or arrested development is more hiphop than biggie.

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V I V R A N C E 2001:
TinkyWinky - Posdnuos
Vivrant - q-tip
bfnh - dres
guinness - ju-ju
Mosaic - common
ILLWILL - Chi Ali! hahaha!!!
SqueegieXM - Prince Paul
Kay Dee - Ali Shaheed
Nickelz45 - psyco les
Raina - monie love
Phil - Jarobi
Donwill - trugoy

"Where the F*CK is my purse icon??????"

:::::::::::::
"And I know what the fuck an option quarterback is. He's the black QB under six feet that ends up being converted to wide receiver once he's selected on day two of the NFL draft because he can't hit the ocean from the edge of a boat."

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15. "Damn, I dig u..."
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Now we cant argue, lol...Who thinks Arrested Development is more hiphop than Biggie? I need to go slap'em wit the butt of my gun!

  

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16. "RE: here we go again"
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Man, I don't visit the site in a while, come back and I'm taking shots. Once and for all, I felt "Funky For You". MCA didn't remix "Geto Heaven", the artist did and we supported him on his decision. Macy came off the bench to do her thing when the first choice artist wasn't feelin it. Haven't we talked about this before?

LG
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Isaiah 54:17

  

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TinkyWinky
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17. "but..."
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what about funky for you as a third single? an album hits almost 700,000, the label can't put a third single out to push it platinum? i understand the remix was the artist's decision, i respect that, but isn't it essentially the job of a label to promote the highest possible sales? i'm not saying you personally or anyone at the label consciously decided to push the remix over funky for you, but i AM questioning why no one at the label made the push for platinum with a guaranteed banger.

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V I V R A N C E 2001:
TinkyWinky - Posdnuos
Vivrant - q-tip
bfnh - dres
guinness - ju-ju
Mosaic - common
ILLWILL - Chi Ali! hahaha!!!
SqueegieXM - Prince Paul
Kay Dee - Ali Shaheed
Nickelz45 - psyco les
Raina - monie love
Phil - Jarobi
Donwill - trugoy

"Where the F*CK is my purse icon??????"

:::::::::::::
"And I know what the fuck an option quarterback is. He's the black QB under six feet that ends up being converted to wide receiver once he's selected on day two of the NFL draft because he can't hit the ocean from the edge of a boat."

--

  

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18. "RE: rebut..."
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FACT: "Funky For You" would have been the 5th single & 4th video from the LWFC project. Name some most recent hip-hop artists that have had 4 videos from 1 album.

One thing you are not taking into account is the financial side of things aka "the bottom line" (money going out versus rate of sale, etc.) Unfortunately, out of respect for any artist I deal with, I never talk about their budgets, especially on the internet.

LG
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LG
Mark 11:24
Isaiah 54:17

  

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TinkyWinky
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19. "?"
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>FACT: "Funky For You" would have
>been the 5th single &
>4th video from the LWFC
>project. Name some most recent
>hip-hop artists that have had
>4 videos from 1 album.

5th single?

sixth sense
light
ghetto heaven rmx

what am i missing? was "dooinit" actually a single? i thought that was a promo b-side for sixth sense, but maybe i'm wrong.

and frankly, i can hardly count the sixth sense, since i think i saw that video all of ONCE on BET, and it was probably the least successful primo single in a decade. because of when it came out, i think it acted like more of a promo single than anything else, i guess that wasn't the intention, but it sure didn't burn up urban radio.

>One thing you are not taking
>into account is the financial
>side of things aka "the
>bottom line" (money going out
>versus rate of sale, etc.)
>Unfortunately, out of respect for
>any artist I deal with,
>I never talk about their
>budgets, especially on the internet.

not unfortunate at all, i'm glad you don't discuss that stuff.

i'm not trying to come off like some snotty fucker who thinks he knows how it all works. i guess i'm making a 20/20-hindsight observation, that being that "funky for you" was the strongest radio track on that album after "the light," and that said track never saw the light of day. i guess i'd really have to take it up with the artists though, and since they've really got no reason to defend their decisions to me, it's a moot point.

can't none of yall deny though, that shit's catchy as hell.

"as laong as it's fonkay, awlraight, aokay"

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V I V R A N C E 2001:
TinkyWinky - Posdnuos
Vivrant - q-tip
bfnh - dres
guinness - ju-ju
Mosaic - common
ILLWILL - Chi Ali! hahaha!!!
SqueegieXM - Prince Paul
Kay Dee - Ali Shaheed
Nickelz45 - psyco les
Raina - monie love
Phil - Jarobi
Donwill - trugoy

"Where the F*CK is my purse icon??????"

:::::::::::::
"And I know what the fuck an option quarterback is. He's the black QB under six feet that ends up being converted to wide receiver once he's selected on day two of the NFL draft because he can't hit the ocean from the edge of a boat."

--

  

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20. "RE: answers"
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>5th single
Sorry I got technical on you. I counted "Dooinit" (promo) and made the mistake of including "Funky For You" (promo) because we sent out "Funky For You" 12"s and CDpros 2 weeks before we made the switch to "The Light".

>and frankly, i can hardly count
>the sixth sense, since i
>think i saw that video
>all of ONCE on BET,
>and it was probably the
>least successful primo single in
>a decade.
BET didn't bang it cuz the head of programming changed the game for all acts to where the amount of video spins is determined by radio spins. "6th Sense" was obviously a song for the headz and not the radio. If he would've come radio first the headz would've squawked. By the way the "6th Sense" 12" single has sold MORE than "The Light" 12".

because of
>when it came out, i
>think it acted like more
>of a promo single than
>anything else, i guess that
>wasn't the intention, but it
>sure didn't burn up urban
>radio.
A record that sounds like "6th Sense" that would never blow up urban radio unless the whole game changed.

>i'm not trying to come off
>like some snotty fucker who
>thinks he knows how it
>all works. i guess
>i'm making a 20/20-hindsight observation,
>that being that "funky for
>you" was the strongest radio
>track on that album after
>"the light," and that said
>track never saw the light
>of day.
Once & for all, I wanted "Funky For You". The artist, A&R, & President believed "Geto Heaven Pt. 2" would take him to platinum by expanding his audience more mainstream and that "Funky For You" would limit him at urban radio. Hindsight is that the attempt to go mainstream was premature....should've stayed urban and built more of a solid base there. Video with Jill....

LG
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LG
Mark 11:24
Isaiah 54:17

  

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26. "Oh...."
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jill was the 1st choice! She probably thought if she did the vocals, they would change their minds and get Ms Badu!!

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32. "RE: Sounds familiar"
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LG, your response sounds very familiar to something I said in one of our earlier exchanges. But sincerely bro, I appreciate you being up on here giving the labe point of view.

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45. "RE: answers"
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>Once & for all, I wanted
>"Funky For You". The
>artist, A&R, & President believed
>"Geto Heaven Pt. 2" would
>take him to platinum by
>expanding his audience more mainstream
>and that "Funky For You"
>would limit him at urban
>radio. Hindsight is that the
>attempt to go mainstream was
>premature....should've stayed urban and built
>more of a solid base
>there. Video with Jill....

Shouldn't this be the ultimate goal all of the time...

peace..

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21. "RE: ?"
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>
>5th single?
>
>sixth sense
>light
>ghetto heaven rmx
>
>what am i missing? was
>"dooinit" actually a single?
>i thought that was a
>promo b-side for sixth sense,
>but maybe i'm wrong.
>
>

Remember they did a video 4 "Heat" also, I think that is the one people overlook


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22. "RE: thanx dawg"
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yeah, that one too.

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23. "internet only"
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that shit don't count.

seriously.

internet only shit doesn't count.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

V I V R A N C E 2001:
TinkyWinky - Posdnuos
Vivrant - q-tip
bfnh - dres
guinness - ju-ju
Mosaic - common
ILLWILL - Chi Ali! hahaha!!!
SqueegieXM - Prince Paul
Kay Dee - Ali Shaheed
Nickelz45 - psyco les
Raina - monie love
Phil - Jarobi
Donwill - trugoy

"Where the F*CK is my purse icon??????"

:::::::::::::
"And I know what the fuck an option quarterback is. He's the black QB under six feet that ends up being converted to wide receiver once he's selected on day two of the NFL draft because he can't hit the ocean from the edge of a boat."

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25. "RE: internet only"
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But it was the hottest $5000 video ever though!

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27. "i preferred..."
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the dice raw flash video.

didn't prefer the song or the album.

but the video was HOT.

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bfnh - dres
guinness - ju-ju
Mosaic - common
ILLWILL - Chi Ali! hahaha!!!
SqueegieXM - Prince Paul
Kay Dee - Ali Shaheed
Nickelz45 - psyco les
Raina - monie love
Phil - Jarobi
Donwill - trugoy

"Where the F*CK is my purse icon??????"

:::::::::::::
"And I know what the fuck an option quarterback is. He's the black QB under six feet that ends up being converted to wide receiver once he's selected on day two of the NFL draft because he can't hit the ocean from the edge of a boat."

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29. "RE: that was way more than $5000"
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LG
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34. "was it!?"
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how much does something like that cost!? because i'd think when you're not paying any actors, no camera crew, no rented spaces, in fact nothing but flash designers, it would cost somewhat less than a video with all of the above. am i wrong? does a 4 minute flash design cost THAT much!?

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TinkyWinky - Posdnuos
Vivrant - q-tip
bfnh - dres
guinness - ju-ju
Mosaic - common
ILLWILL - Chi Ali! hahaha!!!
SqueegieXM - Prince Paul
Kay Dee - Ali Shaheed
Nickelz45 - psyco les
Raina - monie love
Phil - Jarobi
Donwill - trugoy

"Where the F*CK is my purse icon??????"

:::::::::::::
"And I know what the fuck an option quarterback is. He's the black QB under six feet that ends up being converted to wide receiver once he's selected on day two of the NFL draft because he can't hit the ocean from the edge of a boat."

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35. "note to self"
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go to bookstore, get Flash tutorial book...

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39. "pick one up for me"
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6 figures???? did the animators have to commute to Paris every day to work?

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37. "RE: it was 6 figures."
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barely though. a lot of dough to not be seen.
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38. "SIX FUCKING FIGURES!!!??!?!??!????!!!"
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six figures for four minutes of flash animation!??!?!??!?!!!!??!??!? that's fucking ridiculous. RIDICULOUS. i mean, it was a GREAT video, if it had gotten some actual TV play it woulda been a huge hit, but damn, 6 figures!? how many animators did that thing, 50!??!?!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

V I V R A N C E 2001:
TinkyWinky - Posdnuos
Vivrant - q-tip
bfnh - dres
guinness - ju-ju
Mosaic - common
ILLWILL - Chi Ali! hahaha!!!
SqueegieXM - Prince Paul
Kay Dee - Ali Shaheed
Nickelz45 - psyco les
Raina - monie love
Phil - Jarobi
Donwill - trugoy

"Where the F*CK is my purse icon??????"

:::::::::::::
"And I know what the fuck an option quarterback is. He's the black QB under six feet that ends up being converted to wide receiver once he's selected on day two of the NFL draft because he can't hit the ocean from the edge of a boat."

--

  

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50. "unfucking-belivable"
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31. "RE: tinky got my back!!!"
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Preach on!!!

  

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44. "?!?!?!!!??!?!!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!..."
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MCA didn't
>remix "Geto Heaven", the artist
>did and we supported him
>on his decision.

wendy goldstein anyone?


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
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46. "RE: ?!?!?!!!??!?!!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!..."
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oh yeah her......she was trying to make anything happen at that point to get the hounds off.

LG
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30. "RE: "Common Sense" prevails"
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Finally somebody willing to admit that the GH remix was a train wreck!!!

  

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11. "we had fun"
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with the Geto Heaven/Funky For You debate.

http://www.okayplayer.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=7339&forum=general1&archive=yes#55

Bottom line: MCA didn't make 'em do Geto Heaven.

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12. "I KINDA LIKE IT....."
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THE IDEA OF FUNKY4U W/ THE LINE UP... WOULD SPOTLIGHT THE SOULQ.,
RE-BRUSH THE SOUL ERA COMIN OUT OF HIP-HOP, EVERYBODY WOULD BENEFIT... WELL.... OFCOURSE THE ONLY ONES THAT WOULD BE COMMENTING NEGATIVE WOULD BE THE ONES (NOTFEELINIT2BEGINWITH) THAT HAVE BEEN TALKIN S#*T FROM THE START OF SOULQS.

I'M HEADNODDIN THIS ONE...

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I'MA SEE IF YA'LL READY..... RIGHT NOW!

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13. "is it too late?"
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Is it too late to make it a single? I'm sayin though...

-Loryn

5.12.01--mos def concert. arguably the best day of my life.

okayoungins-we put some stank on it.

"If I don't like it, I don't like it, that don't mean that I'm hatin"--Common

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28. "RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video"
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MAN, I AGREE TOTALLY..... THAT BILAL SONG IS THE JOINT; IT TOOK ME TWO MONTHS TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE ALBUM CAUSE I WAS STUCK ON THAT SHORT SONG.....

"Niggas mad cause Ibrags about the cash I got, but I'm used to not havin alot, I'm from the gutter and ohh..."-Jay-Z

"Expensive shoes worn, Loui Viton see-through gone, CoChes, my face is like a coupon..."Jay-Z

  

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33. "alotta response"
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These are the most responses Ive gotten on a post. Now if i can just find the secret, i can be loved and reverred by all okayplayers!!! HA

yea, I'm corny at times...but whateva

  

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36. "bottom line with the Ghetto Heaven Remix for me:"
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1) Macy Gray is just annoying to me. The voice, the clothes, the attitude, everything. So, yes I wasn't probably going to feel it from the beginning, but nonetheless she annoys the crap outta me.

2) The remix is hands down worse the the original. I never understand this. I mean, the song could have been really really good, and STILL not lived up to the original. I love the LP version. Commons verses are still great, but there weren't any improvments

3) The video was pretty cool, with the whole swirly shit, but it smacked with crossover effort. I'm not going to judge this action or anything, I mean he has to do what he has to do, and I respect this, I'm just saying, when its obvious, I don't like it. What happened to the "ghetto" heaven. I don't think it there was anything bad about it, but it was exactly what it was supposed to be: one last try at a plaque, and thats cool, but I'd like to not be able to tell this. I don't know, I 'm probably just over analizing it.

4)Common's clothes. I usually like how he dresses, really. But with the combination of everything else, it was too much. I don't think he should change who he is, but in combination with macy, the soft look of the video, the particular beat, it will end up hurting hurt him with close-minded folks.

5) It came out after the light. I know Com isn't some thug, but too pull back to back lovey songs, again will turn some people away. I wouldn't have felt this way about the original though.

All in all, I don't disrespect common for any one thing he did IN the song or video, just the fact that he did a remix. If Macy was on the original that would have been one thing, but to switch it, I just didn't feel that

Peace,
Total...

  

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40. "Well, duuuuhhh!"
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I don't know what they were smokin' when they picked The Light and Geto Heaven instead of Funky 4 U and Time Travelin.


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42. "huh?"
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you think they should have done funky and time travelin over the light and ghetto heaven? i say light and funky, but you're calling for time traveling over the light here. are you NUTS!?!??!?! i mean, it's a great track, one of my favorites, but it is NOT a hit single. the light KILLED the radio. you must be kidding....

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Vivrant - q-tip
bfnh - dres
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Mosaic - common
ILLWILL - Chi Ali! hahaha!!!
SqueegieXM - Prince Paul
Kay Dee - Ali Shaheed
Nickelz45 - psyco les
Raina - monie love
Phil - Jarobi
Donwill - trugoy

"Where the F*CK is my purse icon??????"

:::::::::::::
"And I know what the fuck an option quarterback is. He's the black QB under six feet that ends up being converted to wide receiver once he's selected on day two of the NFL draft because he can't hit the ocean from the edge of a boat."

--

  

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41. "I REMIXED FUNKY 4 U"
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...STILL WAITING ON MCA TO LISTEN 2 IT

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43. "fuck lucy pearl and macy gray"
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they are not soulquarians and macy gray has officially always sucked.


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48. "Lucy Pearl???"
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Whats ya beef wit them? I understand people's beef wit Macy, it took me awhile b4 I use to her voice(her back up singers deserved a bonus check). But whats wrong wit Lucy Pearl? That cd was really good.

  

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47. "The ?uestions"
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should've been released as a single (radio only)


and Song for Assata should've been the next video


time traveling should've got love too


my thoughts though



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49. "are you joking?"
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the ?uestions was one of the weakest tracks on the album

funky for you was bananas...

Much love,
Kyle

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51. "RE: Common's "Funky For U" woulda been a ill video"
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Yeah, it would have been ill, just let me be the girl passing out kool-aid during breaks. Hee hee hee

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