J-23 of hiphopdx.com
· best albums
- Madvillain "Madvillainy"
- The Roots "The Tipping Point"
- Masta Ace "Long Hot Summer"
· albums I listened to
the albums of: Kanye West, Cee-Lo, Royce Da 5'9, Ghostface, Chops, Halftooth Comp., Murs, NERD, DJ Signify, Vast Aire, Encore, Eyedea & Abilities, Blockhead, Dilated Peoples, Pete Rock, Illogic, Gift of Gab, Ill Bill, Beastie Boys, Time Machine, Masta Killa, RJD2, Sabac, Jadakiss, Lloyd Banks, Brother Ali, J-Zone, Prince Po, Devin The Dude, Capital D, Leak Bros, KRS-One, Plantlife, Cryptic One, Mr. Complex, Brand Nubian, Wordsworth, K-Os, Foreign Exchange, Jean Grae, Alchemist, Insight, Mos Def, Oh No, RA The Rugged Man, Edo.G, Talib Kweli, Eminem, Nas, MF Doom
· best songs / beats
- De La Soul "Rock Co.Kane Flow" by Jake One
- Akinyele "Disco Ho, Bonus" by J-Zone
- Murs "Bad Man" by 9th Wonder
- Masta Ace "Good Ol' Love" by 9th Wonder
- Little Brother "Shake It, Sinners" by 9th Wonder
- Fabolous "Breathe" by Just Blaze
- Mobb Deep "Win Or Lose" by Alchemist
- Dilated Peoples "Love & War" by Alchemist
- Dilated Peoples "World On Wheels" by Alchemist
- Kanye West "Spaceship"
- Kanye West "Family Business"
- Mos Def "Sunshine" by Kanye West
- Madvillain "Strange Ways" by Madlib
- Madvillain "Supervillain" by Madlib
- Madvillain "All Caps" by Madlib
- RJD2 "De Lalouette"
- RJD2 "1976"
- MF Doom "Potholders" by Count Bass-D
- Blockhead "You've Got Malestrom"
- Blockhead "Insomniac Olympics"
- Ill Bill "Peace Sells" by Necro
- Ill Bill "Glenwood Projects" by Necro
- Goretex "Momentary Lapse of Reason" by Necro
- Necro "Reflection of Children Coming Up In The Grave"
- Terror Squad "Lean Back" by Scott Storch
- The Roots "Duck Down" by Scott Storch
- The Roots "Star"
- Young Buck "Thou Shall"
- Edo.G "Head Rush" by Pete Rock
- Edo.G "Just Call My Name" by Pete Rock
- UN "Ain't No Thang" by Pete Rock
- Game "Fresh 83" by Dr. Dre
- Game "Higher" by Dr. Dre
- Jadakiss "Times Up" by Dr. Dre
- K-Os "Crabbuckit"
- K-Os "The Love Song"
- The Foreign Exchange "Raw Life" by Nicolay
- The Foreign Exchange "Nic's Groove" by Nicolay
- Illogic "First Trimester" by Blueprint
- Blueprint "Hold Mine"
- Brother Ali "God's Rainwater" by Ant
- The Beatnuts "Hot"
- Jedi Mind Tricks "Scars Of The Crucifix" by Stoupe
- Outerspace "Angels Of Death" by Shuko
- Leak Bros "Waterworld" by Camu Tao
- Insight "Evolve"
- DJ Signify "Winter's Going"
- Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell "Drop It Like It's Hot" by The Neptunes
· best producers
- Kanye West
- Necro
- Madlib
- Jake One
- 9th Wonder
- Scott Storch
- J-Zone
- Blueprint
- Nicolay
- Pete Rock
- Alchemist
· best emcee / lyrics
- MF Doom
- Brother Ali
- Masta Ace
- Ghostface
- Royce Da 5'9
- Ill Bill
- Gift of Gab
- Jean Grae
- Cee-Lo
- Jadakiss
- Posdenous
- Kanye West
- K-Os
- Nas
- Black Thought
- Talib Kweli
- Mos Def
- RA The Rugged Man
- Devin The Dude
· favorite artwork
- Brother Ali "Champion EP"
- MF Doom "MM Food"
- Ghostface "The Pretty Toney Album"
- Ill Bill "What's Wrong With Bill?"
- Goretex "The Art Of Dying"
- De La Soul "The Grind Date"
- RA The Rugged Man " Die Rugged Man, Die"
· books I read
- Dan Brown "Angels & Demons"
- Dan Brown "The Da Vinci Code"
- Dan Brown "Digital Fortress"
- Chuck D "Fight The Power" (yet again)
- J.R.R. Tolkien "Lord Of The Rings Trilogy"
· things that made me smile and act a fool
drinking excessively
· things that made me cringe
- Bush being re-elected
- new jacks always talking 'greatest of all-time' shit when they've never heard an album older than 1994
- so many negative fucking people
- politricks
- Nelly
- most of pop
- culture/Hollywood/television/music/award shows
- deaths of ODB and Rick James
- The Source
- BET
- NHL strike
- my wisdom teeth (or lack thereof)
- Lil' Wayne saying he was the best emcee alive since Jay retired with a straight face
· best moment(s) of 2004
- craziest four day party of my life in Halifax
- craziest eight month party of my life from Feb to Sept
- my last class and exam of University
- graduating
- my Jay-Z "The Black Album" review being quoted on the case sticker
- starting two businesses
- getting a new dog
- the make ups
· worst moment(s) of 2004
- the break ups
- my dog dying
· what I'd like to see in 2005
- quality
- Apathy
- Dr. Dre
- Pharoahe Monch
- Rakim
· what I don't want to see in 2005
quantity
· hip hop in 2005 will be...
the same as it never was

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