Is the album out yet? #PTFAO!

October 6th, 2015 by Boogie

The Saga Continues…

PTFAO - The Saga Continues...

You know what Rock City and Don Cannon have in common, other than this BANGIN A$$ PROJECT? Read the rest of this entry »

RIP Sean P

August 12th, 2015 by Boogie

Nine years ago, just a couple of years after I started writing for AllHipHop.com, I conducted one of the best interviews of my career. On a Saturday afternoon, I sat on the phone for almost two hours with Sean Price, who was SO brutally honest about his career between Heltah Skeltah’s debut album Nocturnal and his own solo debut Monkey Barz that I had to ask more than once if he was sure I could include parts of our conversation in my story.

Years later, I would become a bigger fan of Sean P’s thanks to social media… and come to realize that we had a ton of close friends in common. We lost a giant on August 8, 2015. But I’ll never forget this conversation…

AllHipHop.com: While in the studio, did you plan for, Monkey Barz as a big comeback or was it just another album?

Sean Price: It took a lot of consideration. A lot of the material that was heard on the album was reminiscent of Magnum Force. People didn’t like Nocturnal as much. I tried to take it back to that, but update it.

AllHipHop.com: Yeah, it’s been almost ten years. What did you do after Priority dropped Duck Down?

Sean Price: Me and Rock, we hood dudes. We do what we gotta do to get money. So we went back to the streets, what we usually do. Caught a few gun charges, caught a few drug cases, whatever whatever – the two of us did time. You know? Never stopped writing them rhymes, though. We just did what we had to do. I’m not bragging about it; it’s kinda f**ked up. But, you know, we had to do what we had to do.

AllHipHop.com: During that time, did you ever see yourself doing another album?

Sean Price: Nah, I was pretty much pissed off, fed up with the whole s**t, man. Pretty much, I was like, “F**k this rap s**t.”

AllHipHop.com: Why?

Sean Price: It got to the point where, I never been a big time drug dealer. Never. But I made more money selling crack than I do on this rap s**t. Even now, I’m not even gonna lie. So, I’d rather sell crack.

AllHipHop.com: So what made you come back to it?

Sean Price: I got tired of getting arrested, man. You know it’s real hard when you rent a car, then you got two girls in the car ahead of you with drugs on ‘em. And you in the other car, making sure they get where they going. Too much s**t, man. I’m tired of that s**t. That shit was cool when I was a teenager, I got kids now. When I did it before, it wasn’t no worries. But now my kids and s**t. My wife, she calling me every f**kin’ minute, “What’s going on?” What, I’mma tell her, I’m selling crack on the phone? Come on man! She know what I’m doing, but she get so worried about me, she worry me. I’m like, “F**k, I can’t do this s**t.”

AllHipHop.com: It’s amazing how you maintain the street life and rap life…

Sean Price: N***as is hustling, man. Man, I wish I could be more candid. I wish y’all could just come around my block and see what I go through on a regular to make money. I’m not bragging like I’m some super hustler or some Avon Barksdale n***a, or something like that. But if you come around my way in Brownsville, you see how we get money, you gonna be like “Wow! And the n***a make records too.” That record s**t don’t mean nothing where I’m at. Nobody gives a f**k.

AllHipHop.com: So why do both then?

Sean Price: ‘Cause of my son. Gotta feed the babies.

AllHipHop.com: At the same time, don’t you worry that you’re giving him the wrong message?

Sean Price: I worry about it, but I can’t worry about it. ‘Cause at the end of the day, he gonna worry about where that food at. So that makes it easier for me to go do what I gotta do. But honestly, I don’t have the hustler’s heart no more. I lost that s**t, that ain’t really in me no more. I got caught last year in Virginia with a couple pounds of weed like a f**king jerk. Word. It really ain’t in me no more.

AllHipHop.com: You sound like you really kicking yourself because of that.

Sean Price: Yeah. That’s why I talk about it so much. It’s a lot of rappers who say they hustle still – I actually do it for real, for real. And it’s not cool. ‘Cause if you a hustler, then you probably be like, “If you still hustle, why is you talking about it on magazines?” Because I don’t wanna hustle. I want this s**t to stop. I wish I can be fully rewarded for my art so I don’t have to go out there and do that other s**t. But until then, this is what it is. Straight up, I bulls**t you not. Somebody send me a lifeline or something.

AllHipHop.com: People don’t even think it’s still like that in New York. How is it that that reality continues to exist and it doesn’t get out there.

Sean Price: I have no idea. All I know is, I just pray, man. I pray that one day this s**t will do what it do, so I can leave that s**t alone. It’s not cool. I got a real organized machine, my team is official. But even my team know, I was never no drug dealer, yo. I was an aggressive, take money, choke-you-out type n***a. So this smooth, laid-back drug dealing bulls**t I’m doing right now? This s**t is corny, yo. Whateva. Then n***as watch The Wire all day, they think everybody Avon. It’s crazy out there. I just wish I could find something else to do.

AllHipHop.com: Do you ever see yourself leaving New York?

Sean Price: I’m moving to Arizona. It’s good for my asthma. Scottsdale, I’mma build my house out there. Take me, my son, my wife, and just get outta here. I’m tired of all this New York, Hip-Hop, crazy bulls**t.

AllHipHop.com: So when you make that move, that’s it? You’re retiring from Hip-Hop?

Sean Price: I’mma always make music, I’m never gonna retire, man. I’m not gonna get on a interview and be like, “Yeah, I’mma quit after this album.” What if you feel like making another album? Like Jay, I think Jay kinda regret saying he’s done. I love Jay-Z, his music, everything. I love his whole movement. I know he meant it when he said it. But that don’t stop your mind from creating rhymes. So you gonna be a rapper regardless, whether you a CEO, the President of the United States, you always gonna think of a rhyme. I don’t care though, it’s not like he contradicting himself. He can make a hundred albums, I’mma cop! Son is the best.

Read the full interview at AllHipHop.com

The Coolest Of The Young Cool Kids

October 11th, 2013 by Boogie

Creative Loafing Names Atlanta's 10 Rising Artists of 2013

Last week, before the start of the 2013 A3C Festival, Creative Loafing spotlighted 10 members of “Atlanta’s Freshman Class of 2013″ not to be missed during the 300+ performances at the festival. And wouldn’t you know it? Half of the list consisted of cool people I know! (That can’t be a coincidence…)

Flip through and find out why CL Atlanta thinks my friends Tez McClain, Scotty ATL, Sy Ari Da Kid & ForteBowie and my homie Stev-O‘s artist Miloh Smith are worth your attention.

Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Homie Nick Love (@NickLoveATL) Is A Revolutionary!

July 12th, 2012 by Boogie

Like many of our peers (self included), my dear, dear friend Nick Love got to a point when, after having established himself in “the game” (in his case, as a label exec), he had grown tired of dealing with a lot of the foolishness that comes with doing business in Hip-Hop. So what did he do?

He created one of the freshest concepts I’ve seen conceptualized and brought to fruition in a minute: ATLBiteLife.com (Foodie News x Restaurant Reviews x Hip-Hop Attitude)

He explains it much better than I can… Read the rest of this entry »

Rapper Big Pooh’s SO COLD!

October 5th, 2009 by Boogie

While in the A for the A3C Hip-Hop Festival, which it took me THIS MANY DAYS to recover from, Rapper Big Pooh did me a SUPER SOLID. Read the rest of this entry »

Umm… So, I had this idea, right…

September 27th, 2009 by Boogie

OCT. 2015 UPDATE – REBOOT. Because it was time. Hope you enjoy!

The name of this site probably sounds CRAZY to a lot of people… It’ll be even more so as time goes on and some people I know who SWEAR they are cool, are not included on the site. But I digress. Contrary to what the name may imply, this site is not about bragging, it is actually about supporting the wonderful, talented, hardworking, caring individuals who have been placed in my life. For real!

The idea came from the fact that as a writer for an internationally read website, I don’t always get a chance to share EVERYTHING I want to put people on to in my work space. So I decided to create a forum by which I can showcase the talents and activities of my friends… who happen to be some pretty cool people. This isn’t a site to show off how many celebrities I know. As a matter of fact, the people who will be showcased here are not hugely famous… yet! This is my way of contributing to their story, while sharing a little bit of mine with those who care to read it.

That was probably one of the very few serious posts you will find from me. I’m a silly mu’f***a (and I curse). So let’s have some fun. From shows, to silly videos, to cool photos, to ridiculous text message convos and interesting twitter debates…

Welcome to the life I share with the cool people I know!