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Winding down without the whine but lots of wine still…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 14, 2015 at 6:31 am
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Nothing winds down like a #SpindleTop or an incredibly successful year. I love them both!!

There are less than 12-days before the next holiday  of this year
and I raise my sealed thermal mug to each of you — in a cheer!

We’ve come a long way baby and a whole lot has happened
Kim K had another baby and Kanye has given birth to “weird” rap fashion.

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It’s interesting, it’s live, it’s tiny, tight and bold.
They are breaking new fash’ identity without ALL OF the gold.

They are still rocking RUN DMC dome wear. In fact, I really like that.
There’s something dapper about intellect that secured under a nice hat.

I’m not whining, I’m just winding down the year and perusing through what happened.
Your girl Qui is renovating her wardrobe as well, I lost 3 dress sizes in fashion.

I am officially down 30 lbs from just earlier this year.
So you know that 2016 will find me bolder about #Fit cheer.

30lbs is nothing to whine at, and during the change, I had no wine.
I ate no fat or fast food to bat for 90 days and reaped a smaller behind.

no-whining-zoneNo cheating, lots of reading and lots of discipline to boot.
3 dress sizes down, I’m a little less round and working out is a hoot!

I didn’t make a 2015 resolution about weight. Resolutions equate to wishes.
Instead I decided to eat what I like, but from the labor of my own dishes.

No hidden ingredients were in my food. I didn’t whine, I took control.
And no matter how good, candy and carbs used to be – today I’m happy in my soul.

Not being obese feels better than gold, so I won’t be buying a new RUN DMC chain.
I’m happy, I’m giddy, my current wardrobe looks silly – due to my ‘shrinking fat’ frame.

I don’t think I’ll shower myself with Christmas gifts this year, I will focus on others.
I think I’ll love on my fam and friends via my ends and of course my father and mother.

God has been good to me! I believe I have a whole lot of what I need
to continue on this good journey of hammering out encouraging reads.

Say a prayer for QE because I keep all QE readers in my prayers.
Perhaps 2016 will yield us more green. Collab projects? Ha! I’ll be there!

No whine, just good friends and wine as we wind down this Tri-15 year,
I’m Qui
Good morning, good day, good life, good SAY! — For you, this is my cheer!

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[Weight loss Success Pics COMING SOON — January 2016]

 

ICE-T on The ART of RAP

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking on July 25, 2012 at 8:54 am

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It’s still lunch time in the life of RAP MUSIC and while reading Ebony Magazine [July 2012], I came across a caption that read, “Where’s the beef? Finally, a documentary focusing on the process of Hip-Hop”.

Sounds interesting enough. It caught my attention – so I read on:

t would be a mistake to consider Ice-T’s first foray into the world of the documentary as just another hip-hop film. it’s different: It doesn’t care about beef’s or why so-and-so broke up or which rapper doesn’t like such-and-such. Rather, “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap discusses the elements of hip-hop, how rhymes are made and how rhythms are born.

Musicians, hip-hop aficionados, and casual fans alike will appreciate Grandmaster Caz and Eminem’s description of how they make their rhymes and why they select the words they do. Rakim, Q-Tip, Immortal Technique, KRS-One and other granddaddies of rap explain their inventions. Here’s what Ice, now 54, had to say the latest endeavor, which is in theaters now.

“If your favorite rapper isn’t in it,
he ain’t in my address book.”

Why do this film?
Hip-hop started to dilute itself and [became] pop. I know I couldn’t get my point across in an interview or in a record I always wanted to direct movies. It was for me to interview my peers and break down what rap is to them and why it’s an art form that needs to be respected. It took two years to get everybody on film. Our only goal was to get it to Sundance. Now it’s coming out in theaters.

Although there are many big names in the movie, some are conspicuously absent, most notably, many rappers in today charts.
I didn’t interview anybody I didn’t know. All the people in the movie came out of my address book. This movie isn’t about seeing your favorite rappers; It’s more about seeing my favorite rappers. If your favorite rapper isn’t in it, he ain’t in my address book.

You’ve been in the game for a long time.
If you’re 18 now, then when I started on Law and Order: SUV, you were 5 years old. You don’t know about N.W.A. You don’t know about RUN-DMC. But there’s always that person who knows me from “Cop Killer” or gangsta rap, but it’s beautiful because that’s one of the reasons I’ll always be Ice-T. Even as an actor, I want people to know, I think that’s why Queen Latifah kept the Queen [even though she’s now primarily an actor]. I’m Ice-T till the wheels fall off.
[–ASG]


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I haven’t seen the documentary yet, though please believe I will within the next few days.
I’m a connoisseur of GOOD HEAD and for too long “sufficient rap” has been on-the-stay.

It used to speak to my mind and occasionally speak to my soul
and made me feel that WORDS were a pleasure to behold.

But nowadays, the radio’s constant rotating play
Is lack luster, a dream buster – yielding loads of verbal nays.

I eventually ditched the lyrics and opted for the instrumentals instead.
Then I realized I was missing the heart of proactive verbs in my head.

So I began to free style, constructing my own bars in Griot,
I’m Qui
and now that the documentary’s out – I’ll happily fare the reel ‘GO’.
Ice-T has the GOOD HEAD —>ya know?