“Understanding and Trusting..is what our love is built on. So won’t you at least try to, respect what we’re about.”
-”Why Leave Us Alone” FIVE SPECIAL
This is one of those records where I lose all my cool if I where to hear it somewhere. I remember when I was 5, my Mom’s bank at the time (Security Pacific…yeah im taking it back..) were giving out free 12 inch promotional records through WEA and that was one of the singles in the stack! Like amazing right?
I cant even front..my man did his thing on the rendition of the Boz Scaggs’ 1976 classic “Lowdown”! I have done many tracks on “Fruity Loops” at one time and I have to say it is a difficult process in getting “the groove”. But 8-bit sounds nailed it! Breakdowns and all..what he did is not an easy task..Bravo!
Yesterday I was out looking for a new Dj mixer + doing a little record digging. I happen to see a young lady rocking a very rare MCM purse. I tapped her shoulder and gave a big handclap, she laughed and says “Thank You, my grandmother gave it to me”…I asked her “what do you know about MCM?!”. I flashbacked on how many times I saw everybody in my high school year rock the bootleg editions forever and a day. There was even a clique on our campus called “Makin’ Cash Money” in which everybody in their crew rocked nothing but MCM sweatsuits..funny,crazy and good times in LA back in the day.
When you step away…you get to see what they are made of while you see what you are built of…
In order to rise up..you have to WISE up…new conversations in 2011 and beyond people…Respect is ALWAYS the common ground…If they are not holding you UP … they are holding you up. Know your worth, show your worth.
One to grow on.
Love, Peace & Prosperity,
It amazes me what the “big dumb radio” and so called “Urban & Black Radio Staions” forget to add to their playlists…Congrats!
“die hard fans demand more..” -Wu Tang Clan (1997)
1. The Beat Archives |The Imagination
2. Direct Soul | Erik Rico & Marc Mac
3. Never Gonna Give You Up | Soulful Strings
4. Suzie Creamcheese | Mothers of The Invention
5. Your’re As Right As Rain | Bob James
6. The Barber’s Daughter | Jimetta Rose
7. The Way You Make Me Feel | Ilhame Paris
8. Jamaica Funk | Towa Tei
9. Chunk of Sugar | Roger
10. Gaught Two | Dj A-Ski >
“its not about getting a bunch of files….its about CREATING a bunch of STYLES”…
by Dj A-Ski
The sound of mechanical devices distract a sense of being. Truth is the essence of existence for it is a structure of the present moment. Like careless doves, we fall into the everglades of our ideal worlds laced with oblivion. Apathetic amputations sever mind states into propoganda which turns into a living B movie at which you become the star within a fantasy of followers.
Time..wait..Time…as you stand within this plastic puzzle, the abyss of societal traps captivate with masked attitudes. The intrusion of depth and soul divorces one from nature and within it lies a fool’s paradise. As the clock ticks the physical shell hinders the inner, while the sands of daily gracings become thinner.
THEIMAGINATION | The Beat Archives: Volume 2 (2003-2004) is the second in a series of albums created to give you an audio sampling of TiM’s musical growth, spanning 1999-2007.
“altar ©” (ode to DJ A-Ski) – 2009 | THH70
a big shout out to my good friend & visual artist THH70 who informed me that this piece was inspired by yours truly. I am truly humbled and amazed! Beautiful work!
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Those that understand, embrace and fully respect what you do will stick to you like glue…stay busy.
Its a new era…no room for error..Ciao!