J-23 of hiphopdx.com
· best albums
- Brother Ali : Shadows on the Sun
- Outkast : Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
- Immortal Technique : Revolutionary Vol.2
- Jay-Z : The Black Album
- Little Brother : The Listening
· albums I listened to
- I listened to 183 albums that were released in 2003, so…lots. But Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Cunninlynguists, J-Zone, Gang Starr, louis logic, White Stripes, Coldplay, Queens of the Stone Age, Aceyalone, Soul Position, Science Fiction, DM & Jemini, Vik Vaughn, Akrobatik, Vakill, Jon Doe, Non Prophets, Lyrics Born, Lifesavas, Diverse, Styles of Beyond, Lexicon, Madlib and C-Rayz Walz (to name a few), all got plenty of spins
· best songs
just about everything from my favorite albums, but just too many to name
· best beats
anything by the best producers (look down!). Plus honorable mentions to...
- "The Red" by Jay Dee
- "Omega Supreme" by Danger Mouse
- "Nowhere" by Timbaland
- "Ghosts" by Eminem
- "Blood In, Blood Out" by Stoupe
· best producers
- Ant
- Rjd2
- 9th Wonder
- Kanye West
- Madlib
- J-Zone
- The Neptunes
· best emcee / lyrics
- Jay-Z
- Brother Ali
- Immortal Technique
- Aesop Rock
- Eminem
- Ghostface
- MF Doom
- louis logic
- Aceyalone
· favorite artwork
- Feenom Circle : Souled Seperately
- Murs : The End of the Beginning
- Aesop Rock : Bazooka Tooth
- Sad Clown Bad Dub 7
- Non Prophets : Hope
- Gang Starr : The Ownerz
- Kid Koala : Some Of My Best Friends Are DJ's
· favorite labels
- Rhymesayers
- Stones Throw
- Definitive Jux
- DaybyDay
· books I read
- Howard Zinn : The Peoples History of the United States
- Michael Moore : Stupid White Men
- Bruce Haring : Off The Charts
- Don DeLillo : White Noise
- H.G. Wells : The Time Machine
- Noam Chomsky : 9-11
- Dick Sutphen : The Battle For Your Mind
- Philip K. Dick : Divine Invasion
· movies I saw
- Lord of the Rings (all three, as much as I possibly could)
- Kill Bill Part 1
- King of Rock
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- all Kevin Smith's movies more times than I can count
· websites I visited
what is this wacky Internet thing everyone is talking about?
· foods I ate
- rat burgers
- roaches
- worms, grubs and butterfly cocoons
· things that made me smile
- my girl
- getting an email from Chuck D
- my family and friends
- Brother Ali
· things that made me go hmm
life
· things that made me cringe
- anything involving US politics
- the radio/MTV
- 99% of pop culture
- 'reality' tv
- Ja Rule & Nelly's voices
· what I'd like to see in 2004
more good music
· what I don't want to see in 2004
less bad music
· hip hop in 2004 will be...
a good year
· my new years resolutions
not quite resolutions, but my agenda looks something like this:
- continue building a great relationship with my girl
- continue growing and learning as an individual
- finish university
- begin my career