J-Ice (Lyrical Lounge Editor), check shotgunreviews.com

best albums:
- Missy Elliott "The Cookbook"
- Edan "Beauty And The Beat"
- Maya Arular "M.I.A."
- The Perceptionist "Black Dialogue"
- Cool Calm Pete "Lost"
- Giant Panda "Fly School Reunion"
- Wu-Tang Meets Indie Culture "Think Differently"
- Mariah Carey "The Emancipation Of Mimi"
- Nicolay "The Dutch Master's Vol. 1"
- Public Enemy "New Whirl Odor"

albums I listened to:
- Kanye West "Late Registration"
- One.Be.Lo "S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M."
- Common "Be"
- Asamov "And Now"
- I Self Devine "Self Destruction"
- The Perceptionist "Black Dialogue"
- Casual "Smash Rockwell"
- Nicolay "The Dutch Master's Vol. 1"
- Edgar Allen Floe "True Links"
- The Chapter "Us Vs Them"
- Cadence "State Lines"
- Sadat X "Experience & Education"
- The Game "Documentary"
- Paul Wall "People's Champ"
- Missy Elliott "The Cookbook"
- 50 Cent "The Massacre"
- Sean P "Monkey Barz"
- Little Brother "The Minstrel Show"
- Big Pooh "Sleepers"
- Sole "Live From Rome"
- Prefuse 73 "Surrounded By Silence"
- Sev Statik "Slow Burn"
- Copperpot "Chapter 7"
- DJ Muggs vs GZA "Grandmasters"
- Timemachine "TM Radio"
- Alchemist "1st Infantry"
- The High & Mighty "12th Man"
- Mack 10 "Hustler's Handbook"
- Warren G "In the Midnite Hour"
- DJ Quik "Trauma"
...there's really too many to list

best songs / singles
- Common "The Corner"
- The Game feat. 50 Cent "Hate It, Or Love It"
- Casual "Styles"
- Aesop Rock & Del "Preservation"
- Juelz Santana "Mic Check"
- T.I. "ASAP"
- Common "Testify"
- Talib Kweli "Ms. Hill"
- Murs & Slug "Woman Tonight"
- Da Backwudz "You Gonna Luv Me"
- Beanie Sigel "Feel It In The Air"

best beats
- Blackeyed Peas "My Humps"
- Nelly feat. Big Gipp and Paul Wall "Grillz"
- Kayne West feat. Nas "We Major"
- 50 Cent "Window Shopper"
- Thyrday "Fantastic"
- C-Rayz Walz "R'Thentic"
- Alchemist feat. Game and Mobb Depp "Dead Bodies"
- Big Pooh feat. Murs "Now
- Felt (Murs & Slug) "Woman Tonight"
- Young Jezzy feat. Bun B "Trap Or Die"

best producers
- Nicolay
- The Neptunes
- Alchemist
- Kayne West
- Ge-ology

best emcees / lyrics
- Murs
- Ludacris
- Casual
- Ras Kass
- Eternia
- Bun B

favorite artwork
- The Fast Breakin' Classics Heist City

best label
- Def Jux
- Domination
- Neblina
- Rhymesayers
- F5

biggest surprise (music or anything else)
- Paul Wall is white?!
- The Internet ain't the only thing that's goin' nuts!!

biggest disappointment (music or anything else)
- Freakin' gas prices...freakin' war..freakin' Bush!

books I read
- all X-Men comic books

movies I saw
- Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith
- Constantine
- Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
- Hustle & Flow
- Roll Bounce
- Hide And Seek
- War Of The Worlds

websites I visited
- Urbansmarts.com, (until tadah took a major vacation)
- espn.com
- nba.com
- hiphopdx.com
- dubcnn.com
- shotgunreviews.com
- majikmost.com
- myspace.com
...Believe it or not, there's more than porn on the web!

foods I ate
- Pizza
- potato chips
- chicken wings
- shrimp and pasta
- pancakes
- fried chicken salad
- pork chops
- applesauce
- turkey
- ham
- bologna
- barbecue
- lima beans
- spinach

things that made me smile
- Nas and Jay-Z on stage together, that was ill! But I be damned if mainstream media just ignored it.

things that made me go 'hmmm' (positively pondering)
- Vida Guerra's nude photo's posted all over the net

things that made me go cringe
- Ma$e joining up with G-Unit
- Being asked to review Jim Jones' album
- Headshots of Krondon.

best moment of 2005
- The birth of my first child - Zion

worst moment of 2005
- the passing of Rosa Parks and Richard Pryor.

what I'd like to see in 2005
- Just one more (full) season of the Chappelle Show. C'mon Dave!

what I don't want to see in 2005
- Less hating
- less biting and more creativity
- Oh, and platinum grills must go!!

hip-hop in 2005 will be
- Damn, good. What can I say, I am an optimist.

my new years resolutions
- To try to make an impact on hip-hop, the way Fab Five, Ed Lover and Dr. Dre did on me...peace!

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