J-Ice of shotgunreviews.com
· best albums
- Time Machine "Slow Your Roll"
- Kazi "The Plague"
- Insight "The Blast Radius"
- Raw Produce "The Feeling Of Now"
- Illogic "Celestial Clockwork"
- Kanye West "The College Dropout"
- Hangar 18 "The Multi-Platinum Debut"
- Phil The Agony "The Aromatic Album"
- 2Mex "2Mex"
- De La Soul "The Grind Date"
· albums I listened to
see Best Albums listing
- Xzibit "Weapons Of Mass Destruction"
- Eminem "Encore"
- The Procussions "...As Iron Sharpens Iron"
- Talib Kweli "Beautiful Struggle"
- MC Eiht "Veterans Day"
- Jean Grae "This Week"
- Madvillain "Madvillainy"
- Alchemist "1st Infantry"
- Buc Fifty "Serve The Devil, Praise The Lord"
- Young Buck "Straight Outta Ca$hville"
- Grit City Compilation: "Grit City Vol.1"
- Ludacris "Red Light District"
- Truth Enola "6 O'clock Straight"
- Ghostface "The Pretty Toney Album"
- Devin The Dude "To Tha X-Treme"
- Rodan "Theopany"
- Tony Touch "The Piece Maker 2"
- Visionaries "Pangaea"
- Dujeous "City Limits"
- Chief Kamachi "Cult Status"
- Custom Made "L.A. State Of Mind"
- Pete Rock & Edo G "My Own Worst Enemy"
...just to name a few!
· best beats
- Madvillain "Meat Grinder"
- Time Machines "A Million And One Things To Do"
- Jean Grae "Supa Luv"
- Lloyd Banks "I'm So Fly"
- LL Cool J "Headsprung"
- Erick Sermon "Relentless"
- Murs "3:16"
- Raw Produce "Cycles"
- Eminem "Encore"
- Devin The Dude "Briarpatch"
- Ghostface feat. Jadakiss "Run"
- Fabolous "Breathe"
- Baby "Shine On"
- Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell "Drop It Like It's Hot"
- The Roots "Star"
· best producers
- Timbaland
- Oh No
- Madlib
- Hi-Tek
- Kanye West
- 9th Wonder
- Alchemist
- DJ Crucial
· favorite artwork
Braille's cover-art for the "Shades Of Grey" LP
· favorite labels
- Stones Throw
- Domination
- Definitive Jux
- Aftermath
- Koch
· biggest surprise
people hatin' on the Talib Kweli and Vast Aire albums. Can Michael Jackson make "Thriller" again? No. So why do 'we' want Talib and Vast to recreate "Reflection..." and "The Cold Vein" again?
· biggest disappointment
Bush getting reelected. Damn it!
· books I read
anything made by Marvel Comics with an X on it!!
· movies I saw
- Manchurian Candidate
- Dawn Of The Dead
- Blade: Trinity
- Man On Fire
- Mean Girls
- Hellboy
- Spiderman 2
- Alien Vs Predator
- Cellular
- Ocean's Twelve
- Van Helsing
· websites I visited
- urbansmarts.com
- Shotgunreviews.com
- allhiphop.com
- cokemachineglow.com
- ESPN.com
- okayplayer.com
- NBA.com
and countless independent artist homepages
· foods I ate
- Hot Cheetos
- peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
- pancakes
- oatmeal
- cheesecake
- turkey
- spinach
- burgers & fries
- bacon
- eggs
- sausage
- steak
- cabbage
- chicken
- bologna
- potatoes
- various salads
man, I ate good in '04!!
· things that made me smile
tadah's interview with Oliver Wang. That was kinda hot...Big-up-yourself!
· things that made me go hmm
I often ponder the odds of me ever receiving a lap-dance from either Mellysa Ford or Ki Toy. I'll let you know when either one of those happens.
· things that made me cringe
- hearing rumblings about Paris Hilton and Gloria Valdez releasing 'hip-hop' albums.
- Oh, and Jim Jones of Dipset rappin'... that sh*t is terrible!
· best moment(s) of 2004
the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Show! So many award shows are terrible these days...this one was actually on point!
· worst moment(s) of 2004
three-way-tie:
- the passing of Ol' Dirty Bastard
- Kayne whining about not winning an award
- and the (Young Buck) stabbing incident at the Vibe Awards
· what I'd like to see in 2005
- less bootlegging; at least in the underground
- more collabo's that are actually worth listening to...
· what I don't want to see in 2005
wack emcees gettin' a bunch of media airplay
· hip hop in 2005 will be...
better! I am the biggest optimist
· my new years resolutions
save money..save hip-hop..save the day!

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