Seraphim of No Surrender
· best albums
Eric B. & Rakim : Paid in Full
it was re-released this year so technically I can call it best album of the year. Minus the crappy dance mixes anyway
· albums I listened to
- TV On The Radio : Young Liars
- Paris : Sonic Jihad
- Kanye West : I'm Good Mix CD
- Juggaknots : Re:Release
· best songs
Pharell feat. Jay-Z : Frontin'
I just played myself didn't I?
· best beats
- Tes' latest joint on Lex ("X2")
- that Babbletron Record Ese put out ("Mechanical Royalty")
· best producers
- Mike Ladd
- Johan (Stacs of Stamina)
- Kanye West
- Babbletron
- Fred Ones
· best emcee / lyrics
- Ghostface by a longshot
- Rob Sonic
- and fuck it No Surrender…sleep time is over y'all…..
· favorite artwork
Queens-based artist Afruz Amhigi does these politically charged mosaics that are just as detailed as brushwork. Amazing shit.
· favorite labels
- Definitive Jux
- Chocolate Industries
- Big Dada
· biggest surprise
- that Americans still aren't pissed off at Bush
- that and Raekwon's new album "The Lex Diamond Story"
· biggest disappointment
- that Americans still aren't pissed off at Bush
- that and Jay-Z dropping DJ Premier from the Black Album
· books I read
- Sigmund Freud : Moses and Monotheism
- E. Chamberlin : The Bad Popes
· movies I saw
- Matrix joints
- City of God
overrated as fuck
- Freddy vs. Jason
an American classic
- The Hulk
how do you fuck up a sci-fi movie with a $100 million budget? I coulda made a better flick with a green sock puppet
· websites I visited
· foods I ate
well, this year I finally left poverty behind…so I got into Pesto to seem more cultured. I eat it with everything
· things that made me smile
- cute doctor chick I was seeing earlier this year…
- that and Dave Chappelle's show
· things that made me go hmm
Spice Girls on Roc-A-Fella
· things that made me cringe
P. Diddy's Da Band
· best moment(s) of 2003
making out with drunken women at Antibalas shows in two different states….God bless the Sexual Revolution!!
· worst moment(s) of 2003
- the passing of my man Malik West. R.I.P.
- but, on a lighter note….me and my moog aren't getting along anymore. I think we're going to break up soon.
· what I'd like to see in 2004
the No Surrender album, the No Surrender EP produced by Stacs of Stamina, my side project "Penelope Christ", and the "Phobia Of Doors" comp I executive-produced with Fred Ones of Sonic Sum all get their fair share of love. We work hard dammit!!
· what I don't want to see in 2004
Bush back in office
· hip hop in 2004 will be...
· my new years resolutions
to be a good boy