"Biggest OkayArtists' Album Disappointment For You"
simple question: which one of the okayartists disappointed you most with their album?
talk about latest releases of the okayartists, not the old ish they put out.
MITCH HEDBERG JOKES START HERE ------------------------------ "I'm not addicted to gambling, I'm addicted to sitting in semi circles"
"On a traffic light, red means stop and yellow means slow down and green means go ahead. However, when eating a banana, it's the opposite. Green means slow down. Yellow means go ahead. And red means 'Where the fuck did you get that banana at?'"
"A person teaches their dog to sit and it's considered a trick. However, I've been sitting all my life and no dog has looked at me and thought that I was tricky."
"I wrote a letter to my dad and I wanted to write that I really missed him. But instead of writing really, I wrote rarely and I didn't wanna scratch it out. So, I wrote: 'I rarely drive steamboats, dad. There's a lotta shit you don't know about me. Quit acting like I operate steamboats.' I knew the letter took a harsh turn from there. But I finished it up nicely by writing: 'P.S. Here is what the alphabet would look like without the letters Q and R.'"
"I wanna be a race car passenger when I grow up. Just the guys that bugs the driver. 'Hey man, can I turn on the radio? Why we always driving around in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? You must really like Tide.'"
12. "I love that track...." In response to Reply # 1
....but I wouldnt want them to cut any of the other tracks either.
Also... and how did this dissappoint you? Dissappoint meaning your expectations for what the album would bring, that is.
I'd have to say The Platform basically.... I mean... I dunno. Guess I wanted more. Dont listen to it really (least i copped it). I listen to all the other okay artist albums, and I even have a mix minidisk of all Kweli's old shit... which I have to edit by the way... still has "Some Kind Of Wonderful" on there... One thing about the RE.... what the hell happened to "The Express"? I loved that joint.
Swingin thru ya block like ya neighborhood Spider-Man,
23. "i agree and disagree" In response to Reply # 3
>dice raw for sure.
dice is >one of those mc's who >i can only stand in >small doses.(guest appearances)
Heres where I disagree, his album lacked substance and concept, and the beats couldve used work. But still he can rhyme, hes held it down the last 3 roots albums
"fire being celibate is about as credible as James Brown modeling for Ralph Lauren"- j_y
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6. "well this is a different scale" In response to Reply # 0
it may not be fair cause dice is only on his first album, but his is easily weaker than that of dilated, roots, dangelo, com, kweli, and jazzies
dice's album is a good freshman effort though .. i love react to his, 5 stages, lava, thin line, and if i only had words
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nas is like ...
i scream at the mirror, curse, asking god, why me? / run in the black church, gun in my hand, y'all try me / i'm god son, son of man, son of marcus garvey / rastarfari ari, hail ali salasi / police try to break us, but the streets rasied us / it takes more than metal bars, we're destined for ours / i hear murder plans from dope fiends, with elephant hands / snot's in their nostril, the block is hostile / there's no pots to piss in, blocks is spit / rocks is cookin, underground bodies stiffening, cops lookin / bird shit, droppin on the window pane / the oxygen is cocaine, it drove lots of men to die with no name / i've been on boats, nut down throats, pee on bitches who are famous / pretty dick, leavin stitches in their anus / i'm the animal that hugh heffner created / the only nigga that sade dated, the most hated, nas nigga
i heard you fags wanna catch me off guard, put techs in my heart / the death of escobar under ya rep, whispers in the dark / i hear it cause the street ain't loyal to choose sides / prepare for the beef whoever lose dies / rich and i'm thuggin, i can't trust nothin / this bitch that i'm fuckin, this clip that i'm bustin / could jam in my fist, look at my hand / fingered pussy more expensive rings cut coke cookies / wrote poetry and broke noses b / voices heaven, i'm god son, of course a legend / this is part one, speak my sermon, the hood reverend / blunted eyes red, see ass a hundred times five res / cds blast, speed fast haters drop dead / i'm gorgeous, black artist flip the armrest and grab the cordless / somebody stacks the best, ass is flawless / finally the long awaited shit ghetto people / the sequel, nas, cnn, nobody's equal
noreaga is like ...
b eeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzeeeeee, keep the club off the heeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzeeeeeee, see us thuggin in the back, drinkin greeeeeeezzzzzeeeeeeee, see we still smoke trrrrreeeeeeeeeezzzzzeeeeeee, see us rippin the shows with darryl eeeeeeeeezzzzzzeeeeeeeeee
7. "It would be Dice, but..." In response to Reply # 0
...but after hearing the new cuts on tour, I wasn't expecting much more than I got (only two deep tracks, weak production, can't listen all the way through and wouldn't want to anyway). So no disappointment.
So really Roots Come Alive is closest to a disappointing release (even though it still KILLS). I wanted tracks from a variety of years, some stuff from when songs were being worked out live for TFA and Illadelph, and some performances from 96-97 tours. Also some of the more adventurous material (covers, tricky remixes), and where were the solos? Not a live Roots experience without them.
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"You got a beeper, but still you comin' up with lint..."
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11. "NO CHICKEN GREASE REMIX" In response to Reply # 0
MAN, I WAS REALLY, REALLY, REALLLLLLLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT! HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE GOT CRAZY GRAMMY NOMS WITH ANOTHER SOLID RADIO HIT. AS LONG AS BROTHER PUTS OUT THE FLY SHIT, THATS ALL THAT MATTERS.
28. "LWFC was a beautiful album" In response to Reply # 11
LWFC had no flaws at all in my opinion. I don't get how anyone can say it was a disappointment. Everyone has their own opinion, but LWFC is to me is far from a disappointment. I think this cd brought Com closer to mainstream than any of his other albums did. I also think is Ghetto Heaven remix is the shit. I just get tired of alot of Okayplayers trying to criticize every track that isn't normal for an okayartists. PEACE
13. "RE: Biggest OkayArtists' Album Disappointment For You" In response to Reply # 0
I don't know how you could say RE was dissappointing, I loved that shit. I could listen to the entire album from beginning to end, and its like a journey.
Like water for chocolate, though there are definitely some songs that I tend to skip, definitely made me happy, mostly because of song for assatta, geto heaven 2, the light, 6th sense, ok, that part about songs a skip... ignore it
The Platform is hot, I mean, it doesn't have your typical Okayartist depth, imo, but the beats are great, and it just gets me pumped, if im listenin in my car, i have a hard time controlling the steering wheel
Come Alive - It takes me back to their concerts everytime I listen to it, doesn't have every song on there, but it wasn't supposed to be "the entire roots collection comes alive" soo....
My dissappointment would have to be dice raw. I can't listen to much of the album, and I think who ever said this put it best when they said they only like dice in small doses, one verse per song, guest appearances dot dot dot... -Synonomous
Anyone who posted Talib Kweli's "Reflection Eternal" and Common's "Like Water for Chocolate" as the biggesty disappointment shall be hunted down with dogs then severely beaten. And if you said "Reflection Eternal," you'll also be lacerated with a thousand small cuts and then thrown into a tub of alcohol.
NEVER commit such blasphemy again.
Please forgive them Lord Kweli.
"To be perfect is to lack nothing essential to the whole therefore I AM."-Solarus
"And if I have to dead you, it's only cuz I love you."- Talib Kweli
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27. "RE: Biggest OkayArtists' Album Disappointment For You" In response to Reply # 0
Mine would have to be Voodoo. I liked it, but it got old really quick. I guess since there was so much hype built around it, I expected more. But he made of for it during his live performances. When it comes to performing none of his peers can touch him!