Aye Jay Morane (check ayejay.com)
the "Gangsta Rap Coloring Book" available at a store near you
· albums I listened to
- Lyrics Born "Later That Day"
- Jack Spaar "s/t"
- Faydog "The Opium Den EP"
- Lateef & The Chief are Maroons "Ambush"
- Aye Jay & Matt Loomis "Unindie Listening" DJ Mix
- Z-Man "Dope Or Dog Food"
- Bubba Sparxxx "Deliverance"
- Jay-Z "The Black Album"
- Immortal Technique "Revolutionary, Vol. 2"
- Blestenation "Fuck A Mixtape, Vol. 3"
- Kenna "New Sacred Cow"
- Big Business "s/t"
- Neutral Milk Hotel "Aeroplane Over The Sea"
- Fugazi "The Argument"
- Elliot Smith "From The Basement On A Hill"
· best song
- Diplomats "S.A.N.T.A.N.A."
- OutKast "Hey Ya"
- Jay-Z "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
- Jay-Z "99 Problems"
- Snoop Doog feat. Pharrell "Drop It Like It's Hot"
- Mannie Fresh "Real Big"
· best beat
- Young Guns "Friday Night" by Just Blaze
- Snoop Doog feat. Pharrell "Drop It Like Its Hot" by The Neptunes
· best producers
- Dr. Dre
- Doug Surreal
- Kanye West
- Jel
- Just Blaze
- G-Pek
- Rick Rubin
- Mannie Fresh
- Fafu
- The Neptunes
· best emcee / lyrics
- Awol One
- Immortal Technique
- Lyrics Born
- Lateef
· favorite artwork
- anything by Aaron Horkey (Jack Spaar, Forensics, Sunno)
- Live Human "Breaks Even"
· favorite labels
- Quannum
- Roc-A-Fella
· biggest surprise
Andre 3000's huge year with a non-rap LP
· biggest disappointment
the inevitable OutKast break up"
· books I read
- Sacha Jenkins, et al "Ego Trip - Book of Rap Lists"
- Robert Evans "The Kid Stays In The Picture"
- Cheo Hodari Coker "Unbelievable: The Life, Death & Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G."
- Ray Charles "Brother Ray"
- Miles Davis "Miles"
- Sacha Jenkins, et al "Ego Trip - Big Book Of Racism"
- Tom Shales, Jim Miller "Live From New York - The Oral History Of Saturday Night Live"
- Aye Jay Morane "Gangster Rap Coloring Book (Expanded Edition)"
· movies I saw
- Keepintime (B+)
- The Incredibles
· foods I ate
chimichangas and burritos from Tacos Cortes
· things that made me smile
the arrival of my second child, Greta, drawing a skateboard, art jobs!
· things that made me go hmm
Michael Moore’s muckraking
· things that made me cringe
Presidential election 2004
· best moment(s) of 2004
the release of Ol Dirty from prison
· worst moment(s) of 2004
the premature death of Ol Dirty
· what I'd like to see in 2005
the return of party jams
· hip hop in 2005 will be...
indie artists on major labels: disasterous results
· my new years resolutions
to stop saying “d’oh”!

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