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Thursday, May 31, 2012

NBA Update.

If you've been living under a rock, you may be surprised to know that the NBA playoffs have been going on for quite sometime now.  Fear not though, I'm here to give you the scoop.  Here's what you need to know:  (and, let me preface this by explaining how much it pains me to say) NOBODY wanna see them Spurs right now. (yuck)

Nope, not them.

Nah, not them either.

Yeah, no.

And when I say NOBODY, that includes America...They're so damn boring.

And, when I say America, that includes the Spurs.

 But, I must keep it 1 hunna...Simply put, they're hoopin', for real, for real.

Gilles' Lyric: Day 9

"Dog, are you insane? Not even my family knows enough about me to even understand me."
- The Illz via "Amnesia, Forget it All"
Album:  ILLZSENTIAL: The Essential ILLZ Collection

My Take:::
I really don't have much to say about this one...which is PRECISELY why it is true.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jimi 3stax.

Yep, 3 Stacks will be playing Jimi in the upcoming bio-pic, "All Is by My Side."  One awesome a** artist acting like another...This sh*t has to be epic.  Photos of young Stacks in character below:


This is sooooooooooooo dope.  The NBA's all time leading scorer has tried his hand at being an author. But, unlike most "(insert non-author profession) turnt authors", Kareem's literary debut does not focus on himself.  Rather, he highlights the works and contributions of lesser-known African American trailblazers.  This book focuses on the inventive brothers and sisters who are responsible for the things we take for granted today.  Not to mention, my main man shouts out Dr. Charles R. Drew (Roo!).  Kudos, Kareem...Kudos.  Cop yo's, here.

Gilles' Lyric: Day 8

"Saying that you fasting, don't get too skinny like them b*tches in the fashion show, that's irrational."
Album:  Ghost Lady EP

My Take:::

I can think of a few young ladies in my life who have extraordinarily distorted views regarding their bodies.  I really wish they didn't.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 7

"You lookin' good in them Guesses, shawty, showin' yo' a**."
-T.I. via "Do It"
Album:  I'm Serious

My take:::
Ummmmm, yeah.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Who Don't Believe in Evolution???

I present to you, The Black Eyed Peas...



Gilles' Lyric: Day 6

"Now you know I ain't with that sh*t, Lieutenant.  Ain't no p*ssy good enough to get burnt while I'm up in it."
- Snoop Dogg via "Nuthin but a 'G' Thang"
Album: The Chronic

My take:::
Be smart.  Protect yourself at all times.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I love this sh*t.

Hip hop.

I watched this WHOLE movie tonight b/c DMX's last 2 lines arbitrarily popped into my head.

Footage from Backstage feat. a doo-ragged Jay-Z, DMX and somebody's obviously Muslim security personnel.

UPDATE:  You can't tell me I'm not truly a fan of this rap sh*t. I've already watched this cypher 7 times, today.

The Beardo.

Lol. Yes, you see it. This is a real-life bearded hat.  Getcho's here.

Gilles' Lyric: Day 5

In re: the inability to find love on his quest for success
"But, maybe in a different life, maybe when we make it, we'll meet at the finish line, maybe this is fate, maybe God will send a sign...But, more than likely, He'll say n*gga grind."
-Nipsey Hussle via "Outro"
Album:  TMC (The Marathon Continues)

My take:::
Focus.  Work.  Win.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Gaudy Side of Town.

This sh*t is waaaaaaaaaaaaay trill and all kinds of boss playre (that's the way you spell it in Franche, lol).
But, while y'all are here, gon' learn some sh*t.

Subject:  Antoni Gaudi
Known for:  Architecture, landscaping, bawla a** art
Stylistic approach:  Incorporating ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry into his design
Legacy:  Unofficially, the word "gaudy"


 FYI, those sh*ts are chimneys...sheeeesh.

Viola, magic.

Gilles' Lyric: Day 4

"Mo' Money, Mo' Problems."
- Notorious B.I.G. via "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems"
Album:  Life After Death (Disc 1)

My take:::
The good thing about having a job is...well, having a job.  The bad thing about having a job is people knowing you have a job.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 3

"I may be just a foolish dreamer...but, I don't care."
- The Commodores (Lionel Richie) via "Zoom"
Album: Commodores

My take:::
Who pursues a rap career after going to college, law school and taking the bar???  One who believes he can.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 2

"I could never be a thug, they don't dress this well."
- Malice (of the Clipse) via "Virginia"
Album: Lord Willin'

My take:::
I say this to you un-apologetically.  I have two degrees (actually 3, thanks to that Associates from Oxford College), some initials at the end of my name and a sense of style that seems to be getting better, daily.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 1

You get the tweets.

You like the facebook posts.

Hell, you even read the blog.

But, this is different.  Today marks the start of something interesting (hopefully).  With the preparation for my debut project ("Successfully Lost") near completion, we here at wanna give you good folks an opportunity to get to know the man behind the music a lil' better.  So we got to thinking...


Well, for starters, we think in music.  And, we couldn't think of any better way to get'ch'all the scoop than via song.  So it is with great excitement that we give you::: "Gilles' Lyric:  30 days of getting to know me."  

Searching the deep recesses of  our iTunes library, we have found and designated those special lyrics, cross-genre, that we feel represent, shape or embody me as a person and artist.

So with no further adieu, we give you Day 1.

"F*ck that b*tch, she don't wanna dance."
- Kanye West via "N*ggas in Paris"
Album: Watch The Throne

My take:::
An apt quote often used in my life as a personal mantra, good for self-motivation and a jump-start for moving past minor disappointments.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Conversations with Mickey.

This lovely Monday afternoon on g-chat, Mickey begins our conversation with, and I quote, "YOU CAN'T MULTI-TASK N*GGA!!!"  At the time, I was more than, Mickey had to school me right quick.  While I consider myself an avid Future fan, his "Same Damn Time" (remix) slipped under the radar due to an...ummmm, well, we don't need to get into alllllllll that.  #movingon

"But, this level of ish talking Diddy is listen...only Mark Zuckerberg can fix this lolol" - Mickey

Future - "Same Damn Time"

I had to listen...Mickey was right.

Song highlights:  "Say you got that 550? you talking 'bout that benz, n*gga. Say I got that 550? I'm talking 'bout them M's N*GGA! " ===> Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh.

Follow her @mekthemba

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My first video!!!

BTS shot.
Me and the lovely, Fiamma Sweeting.
"Commencement" off of my upcoming (and debut) project, Successfully Lost.
Gilles X Awful Media
Atlanta, we're gonna make some magic, y'all.