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So, I’m a fan of New York’s Hip Hop morning show, Power105 The Breakfast Club.  The Breakfast Club has a personality host, Angela Yee and she’s on the new VH1 reality series The Gossip Game.  Now, I was thinking the same thing as you are! Another ratchet ass reality series?  Well yes, so far, there has been some ratchet activities but this reality show is actually focusing on more than just the drama.  Two episodes in and they’ve covered things like women in Hip Hop.  Not only in the rap game but also in the blogging, journalist, editorial, and etc aspects of Hip Hop as well. Working your way up and battling for respect.  Rivalry and beef is and will always be a part of the Hip Hop culture, and in the show there definitely is Rivalry for the #1 spot.  If you ain’t number 1, you ain’t hot.

But watching the show has been quite inspirational to me.  I mean these women are doing what they love most and they’re basically living the life.  I’m not sure if I’m too old to say this but, that’s pretty much my dream job lol.  Who wouldn’t love to report Hip Hop when you live for Hip Hop.

So watching these women moving up in the blogging world, it inspired me to become more consistent with blogging.  I didn’t realize how much time goes into blogging.  I mean granted you are researching what you are interested in but time can be so limited.  I’ll just have to learn how to balance 🙂

Researching has brought new ideas already.  Next is personalizing the blog. I’m excited!

-ChannelMF

So I’m late on reporting, but J. Cole did drop something for us exactly a week ago – an EP with 5 tracks. Then another song I heard on Power 105; I’m assuming it’s the first single off the album, Born Sinner.

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“It’s time.

I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have.
Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) .

Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul..

The wait is over.

Truly Yours,

Born Sinner

Truly Yours

PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.”

I really felt like, as a fan, he’s been gone for a minute. But in that time, he has created a great EP.

I really wasn’t expecting much because I have been let down by one of my favorites, Wale. So I’ve been trying to keep the excitement to a regular. But J. Cole really did put a lot of soul in these 5 tracks. He got me vibing. Something I feel that Wale has lost, soul. But on to the main focus…

J. Cole’s story telling is on point. Every song with a purpose, a story to be told. He really has used that time to grow with his music. I’m not sure if he’s still producing is own tracks, but the EP felt so right as a whole.

My favorite track? I’d have to say, Stay. The delivery, the soul – he really just got me on this one.

I heard J. Cole’s new single (Power Trip Ft Miguel) off his upcoming album this week. I think it’s hot but, I know a lot of people are gonna say it’s too mainstream. I say hey, as long as you keep making some raw shit like with his EP, why not get the best of both? The label will always need a more commercial sound but either way, he’s still making great music.

It’s been a while since Ludacris came out with a hot track! And hopefully, this is the one to get him going again! I’m not even really a Luda fan, but I do love it when he does duets like these.

Something about his delivery/tone in this song though, not sure what to call it but it’s definitely working. It gives it a little something different but yet still flows well together!

He’s back! He just had an album out this year and he’s already at it again! Another one of my favorite rappers in the game right now! With the selected few that I absolutely love – Kendrick Lamar, Whiz Khalifa, Kanye West, Pusha T, and Wale!  Rappers who can talk about more than money, hoes, and tricking.  Music with meaning at its best!  His album release date will be January 28th 2013.  Album titled – Born Sinner.

A bout a year and a half ago, I was crazy about Wale.  I had just heard his mixtape, More About Nothing and instantly fell in love with his music.  It was so poeticly lyrical. It was so different from the rest, and the delivery, I just felt it all.  Then his album Ambition came out…it did okay on the charts, debuted number 2 on the Billboard 200.  But in my honest opinion, I was disappointed.  His mixtape gave me so much hope, I expected so much! But all I got was some decent tracks.  There wasn’t one song that I was absolutely in love with.  He kind of fell off my radar for a while because I just didn’t feel like he was making the type of music he has the potential to make.

But lately, he’s been on a couple of different features, and I’m starting to pick up on him again. He just dropped a track today, Freedom of Speech.  During my first listen, I got super excited! I just knew it was going to be a good one and it was! Following the track, news of his mixtape, Folarin, is coming out on December 24th! The perfect touch to my birthday! I’m expecting great things from this mixtape! His 3rd album is expected to drop soon also. But the type of pattern I’ve been seeing with Wale, I’m way more excited for the mixtape!