DJ Hen Boogie (check djhenboogie.com)
· best albums
you really should listen to “Nobody Beats The Boog” by DJ Hen Boogie (even if it wasn’t me I’d say it was dope)
· albums I listened to
- Black Rio” Compilation
- many I needle dropped in my headphones searching for breaks
· best songs
Edo.G & Pete Rock “Boston”
· best beats
I actually really liked a couple I did last year
· best producers
Yam Who and me are the only ones I hear pushing the envelope
· best emcee / lyrics
- Iz
- Dem-1
· favorite artwork
anything on the BBE label
· favorite labels
- Stones throw
- Sublevel Epidemic
- Female Fun
- Domination Recordings
- Low Self Discipline
- Mastermind
anyone forward thinking enough to put me out
· biggest surprise
that Kanye was able to say Jesus and have a hit song...respect!!!
· biggest disappointment
that hip hop still consists of albums with guest appearances and too many producers… people want consistency. I hope someone reads this.
· books I read
I started a bunch but finished none
· movies I saw
most put me to sleep. but I was awake for “Pay it Forward
· websites I visited
- sofarwest.com
- femalefunmusic.com
- turntablelab.com
- stonesthrow.com
- djhenboogie.com (which one day may actually be up and running)
· foods I ate
a lot of Indian and Thai
· things that made me smile
- watching Kid Rock on the VH1 hip hop special DJing
- watching the Chapelle show
- my trip to Humboldt with Shake, Tajai, and Z-Man
- getting hate email from certain hip hop individuals for my affiliations with certain other individuals (you know who you are)
· things that made me go hmm
why in 2004 people still don’t do what they say they are going to do
· things that made me cringe
- people who just started making beats who call me with an attempt to school me on the business
- the 'chess game' of hip hop
· best moment(s) of 2004
achieving each of my music goals for the year and then some…
· worst moment(s) of 2004
losing my day job, teaching (very poor from the hood) kids who probably never would have had an opportunity to otherwise, make beats
· what I'd like to see in 2005
- my Rhodes playing to be more on point
- to find “I, Pharoah” by Sun Ra on vinyl
- Gilles Peterson invite me to his radio show for a guest DJ set
- DJ Hen Boogie to have Madlib's magazine press
· what I don't want to see in 2005
me making another 3000 beats that have never been heard
· hip hop in 2005 will be...
a turning point due to the socio-economic climate of now
· my new years resolutions
to have no regrets

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