Untitled

Still pretty sick, sick enough I haven’t been at the computer too much at all lately. I haven’t been to the gym all week either. That is really eating at me actually.

I made sure to get to the comp today to at least do some writing. Writing is definitely therapeutic; it is a way that I can talk about things without feeling like I am whining.

Today I definitely feel better, my head is clear and I am not overly tired or weak. It is just my stomach doesn’t feel great at all. It actually feels horrible. I had a lot of stuff to do today too, so I had to struggle through all of them.

I really hope I feel better by tomorrow. I have a friends Buck and Doe Saturday night. Now if you don’t know what a Buck and Doe is, it is basically a party that a couple about to be wed throw. It allows for them to have a great party with all of their friends, and hopefully make a bit of very timely cash. Some places these party’s are known as “Stag and Does”, or “Jack and Jills”. I am actually not the biggest fan of them, I enjoy them but I only go to peoples I know very well. I know some people who will go to every Buck and Doe in the world, just looking for a party. This is a very close friend’s though, so it should be great.

I don’t really use this blog to talk about things I really enjoy, I don’t want people to think I am trying to sell them things, but I have to mention something. I listen to a wide variety of music, which includes rap. I hear a lot of bad things about rap music, especially these days. While rap is much more universally accepted, it has kind of lost a lot of its original “rebel attitude”. Nowadays people aren’t attacking rap because of its political message but because of it being dumbed down and commercial. I have always said that any genre of music has redeeming qualities if you look hard enough and I think that is true with rap. It is VERY refreshing though when a mainstream artist puts out a great album with an important message.

Nas has done that with his most recent album “Untitled”. Nas left it untitled after he was forced by his record label to change the name from…well you can Google Nas and find out the controversy for yourself. Anyways, it is a great album. On my first listen I found some of the beats to be kind of boring, but on subsequent listens I have liked the album more and more. Nas may not be as politically astute as some other rappers, but he is without a doubt one of the most talented rappers we have ever seen. That is why he can weave political messages so much more effective than his counterparts. I don’t want to get into the whole political aspect of it on the blog, but I think it is definitely worth a look for anyone who enjoys rap.

For a quick example of the albums message here is an outro from his song Sly Fox:

I pledge allegiance to the fair and balanced truth.
Not the biased truth
Not the liar’s truth
But the highest truth
I will not be deceived
nor will I believe In the Propaganda
I will not fall for the Okey-Doke
I am tuned-in


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