Cadence of Raw Produce (check rawproduce.com)
· best albums
I feel funny calling anything 'best' this year. There were some solid albums, but nothing that stood out above the rest. I can't call it.
· albums I listened to
- De La Soul "The Grind Date"
- Pete Rock "Soul Survivor 2"
- Sound Providers "An Evening With..."
- Oh No "The Disrupt"
- Norah Jones "Feels Like Home"
- Insight "The Blast Radius"
- Masta Ace "Long Hot Summer"
- Alicia Keys "The Diary of Alicia Keys"
· best songs
- Masta Ace "Da Grind"
- Wee Bee Foolish "Puttin' In Work"
- De La Soul feat. MF Doom "Rock Co.Kane Flow"
- Word Association "Been Down"
- Handsome Boy Modeling School feat. Dres "First... And Then"
· best beats
- Edo.G "Boston" by Pete Rock
- De La Soul feat. MF Doom "Rock Co.Kane Flow" by Jake One
- Sound Providers "It's Gonna Bee Alright"
- Insight "Evolve"
· best producers
- Madlib
- J. Rawls
- Pete Rock
· best emcee / lyrics
- Pos and Dave (De La Soul)
- Talib Kweli
- Masta Ace
· favorite artwork
De La Soul "The Grind Date"
· biggest surprise
Brigitte Nielsen and Flava Flav BELONG together. Who knew?
· biggest disappointment
Red States. Why didn't people hold George W. Bush accountable for all the mistakes he made? Especially after SO MANY people died?
· books I read
- Al Franken "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them"
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart presents "America: the Book"
· movies I saw
- The Incredibles
- The Control Room
- Shaun of the Dead
- Supersize Me
· websites I visited
- rawproduce.com
- dominationrec.com
- urbansmarts.com
- despair.com
- imdb.com
· things that made me smile
"Virgo" by Nas, Ludacris and Doug E. Fresh - can't explain why
· things that made me go hmm
why did Eminem wait to drop a 'political joint' until it was too late for it to have an impact. It would have killed him to put commercialism aside for ONE SECOND and wait on "Just Lose It"????
· things that made me cringe
- then, people STILL acted like he invented political hip hop
- as a side note: my spell-check didn't recognize 'Eminem.' It suggested 'ermine.' So I looked it up: "ermine : any of several weasels whose coats become white in winter usually with black on the tip of the tail; especially : a short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea) of the forests and tundra of Eurasia and North America." That's weird, right?
· best moment(s) of 2004
Boston Red Sox win the World Series!!!
· worst moment(s) of 2004
John Kerry concedes the election (on my birthday)
· what I'd like to see in 2005
George W. Bush finally deliver on his promise to make the world safer - by going to jail, where he belongs
· what I don't want to see in 2005
undeserved people succeeding
· hip hop in 2005 will be...
MINE!
· my new years resolutions
- undermine the President
- keep collaborating with talented people
- invest in what matters

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