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· best albums
- Kanye West "College Dropout"
- Sound Directions "The Funky Side of Life"
- Go Team! "Thunder Lighting Strike"
· albums I listened to
- Time Machine & Friends "TM Radio"
- Giant Panda "Fly School Reunion"
- various Broken Social Scene songs
- Platinum Pied Pipers "Triple P"
- Bitch Whippaz "We Already Famous"
· best songs
- Common "The Corners"
- Three 6 Mafia with 8-Ball & MJG, Young Buck "Stay Fly"
- Amerie "1 Thing"
- The Game feat. 50 Cent "Hate It Or Love It"
- Paul Wall "Sittin Sideways"
- Slim Thugg w/ Pharrell and Bun B "I Ain't Heard of That"
- Tiombe Lockhardt "Johnny Walker"
· best beats
- Amerie "1 Thing"
- The Game feat. 50 Cent "Hate It Or Love It"
- Shawn Jackson "Dream Come True"
- Three 6 Mafia "Stay Fly"
- LightHeaded "Orientation"
- Sa Ra Creative Partners "2nd Time Around"
· best producers
- Rich Harrison
- Kanye West
- Thes One
- Pharrell/Neptunes
- DJ Mekalek
· best emcee / lyrics
- Maanumental (Giant Panda)
- Shawn Jackson
- Edan
- Ghostface
- Paul Wall
· favorite artwork
- Thes One & Raashan Ahmad "Doin It"
- Sa Ra Creative Partners "Glorious"
- 2 Mex "Everyday"
- Sound Directions "Funky Side Of Life"
· favorite labels
- Tres Records
- Glow in the Dark
- G.O.O.D. Music
- Ubiquity
· biggest surprise
- Sound Directions being super good
- "We Major" on "Late Registration" being mind blowing
- my friend Eli getting married
· biggest disappointment
- Seattle Mariners
- Detroit Pistons losing
- my photo with Ghostface getting erased
- the mix of Common's album
· books I read
- "Rakim Told Me" Brian Coleman
- unpublished manuscripts from my man Eli Hastings (watch out)
· movies I saw
- Kung Fu Hustle (only one I really liked)
· websites I visited
- putsonline.co.uk
- tresrecords.com
- espn.com
- myspace.com
- spinemagazine.com
· foods I ate
- tons of miso
- rice
- thai food
- mexican food
· things that made me smile
- my sister getting married
- Mexico City
- friends getting engaged
- album release party in S.F./L.A. w/ Crown City Rockers and P.U.T.S.
- meeting Ghostface
- my new mixing board
- Big Daddy Kane hitting dance moves on VH-1
· things that made me go hmm
- iPod Nano
· things that made me cringe
- mouth jewelry
- U.S. politics
- people refuting evolution
· best moment(s) of 2005
- finishing album
- sister's wedding
- touring with P.U.T.S. and Time Machine (trilogy!)
- touring U.K./Ireland
- working with Shawn Jackson
· worst moment(s) of 2005
- having a good friend pass
- Katrina
- friends putting out records with us on it with out our permission
· what I'd like to see in 2006
- more touring
- new Giant Panda album
- New Jack Hustle album (me and Shawn Jackson)
- better songs on the radio
- Mariners win the AL West
· what I don't want to see in 2006
- Johnny Damon go to the Yankees
- more rappers in fancy necklaces
- whiny underground rappers
- terrorism
- apathetic Americans
· hip hop in 2006 will be...
- People Under The Stairs' "Step Father"
· my new years resolutions
- quit smoking cigarettes (again)
- talk/see my family more
- tour more
- go to more live shows
- make hip-hop that excites me

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