Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review Part II

I can't believe I'm even writing this but 2010 is almost over! This year has been a series of ups and down that forced me to tune into my inner spiritual self, make changes and grow. And because of this I was able to make changes in my personal, professional and online life.  Great changes that allowed me to meet new people, do things I never really though about when I started this blog and giving my family peace.  

2010 Professional:
I don't discuss my professional life here because well the internet has too many eyes, and ears... in short the streets are watching. But this year forced me to make a decision about where I will be at the end of the new year and those of you that know me, you know if I set my mind to something it's going to happen. 2011 plans set in motion. 

2010 Personal: 
After 11 months of hell we finally bought a house! It was a long tedious process, it was gut wrenching, tear inducing hell but it's over now and we are the proud owners of a beautiful home. We've made some really good friends through the process and learned so much and for that I'm thankful. Our home needs a little TLC but for the most part it is in perfect condition and CJ has really taken to the backyard.  YEAH for weekend naps again. 
Our home after the Blizzard of 2010
New Friends: I have a great group of friends that I've had for years. They've been there through all the good and the bad and this year thanks to facebook I've reconnected with a lot of them.  2010 also brought about a special friend for CJ and I while we were in Brooklyn.  It's funny how a ride on the bus can build an instant friendship between two little ones and their moms. We miss you Omar and Claudia and once this cold breaks we'll be back out there to hang out.

New outlook: With the help of old Smarty I've  come to realize that I have a lot to offer in the way of advice BUT I have to be prepared for people not to listen. I'm working on that. I tend to get a little upset when people don't just do what I say but that's not good (and truth be told it's stressful) so now I will offer advice when asked and let people make their own decisions. After all it's not my life. 

With all the good also came some bad and I actually blogged about it to free myself from some of the anger and sadness I felt. I don't want to relive it all but you can read about it here: Dream Weaver It's still hard for me to believe he's no longer with us.  

2010 Online: 
I didn't do as much blogging here as I intended, but life gets in the way sometimes. *shrugs* I had a ton of  strongly opinionated pieces, nothing different than what I've written in the past, but somewhere I lost my moxy and never hit publish. They make up the Part I of this Year in review. :). 

Though I limited what I wrote here I still continued to blog. I started a Wordpress blog all about my life as a working mom, and with the help and encouragement of a great group of people I was able to work on a few outside sites, and increase my online presence. I have to admit that was no easy job, I am in awe of my friends that write for a living because I was straight up annoyed by it all. Revision after revision UGH but I got a few good pieces written and I'm very proud of them. I'd like to personally thank the women that gave me the platform to express myself : 


So that's my year in review... I know 2011 will be just as exciting and I hope you all come along for the ride.

HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVIES!!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Year in Review Part I

As we all get ready to wish Adieu to 2010 I thought it wouldn't be fair of me NOT to let you in on the things that have annoyed me in the blog world, real world, twitterverse etc etc...  Some of these are blog post I started and never finished but all of them are things that made me say WTF. So heeerreee we go!


1. Black Girls:
No no not Black girls in general, that would be stupid since DUH I'm a Black Woman. I was annoyed with the people that felt that Black Women/Girls needed to be the target of their hate. First it was Black men and the onslaught of a gazillion books, then women of other races feeling left out because Black women were being uplifted. UGH it was so damn annoying. I unfollowed a lot of people because of their consistent abuse of Black women on twitter (many of which we're Black Men), and gave several hard side eyes to people that though it was a bad thing to shine a little light on the positive about us. I wasn't interested in any Kumbayaa sessions when Black women were being shown as stars because none of that mess existed before.

2. Reality TV whining
Look I enjoy reality T.V just like the next man, it's an escape from my own reality but as of late it's been nothing but a bunch of catty women screaming at each other and picking TV fights.  It's a mess and its sad. I'm really going to try to tune that mess (excluding the RHousewives, hhehe look I can't shake them, I admit it)

3. The BeyonCiaRihanna effect of Women
*sigh*  (a) Every where I turn I see weaves, and lacefronts for days, it's SAD. I just want Black girls to stop and look at how they are becoming characters (which fuels people from #1). Sure some women do the hair to have a different look and that's fine, Black women have always created styles with their hair but as of late it's nothing more than trying to be what you are not. There are lacefront sales from here to Kalamazoo and right along with it damaged hair and missing hair lines.
(b) There is also the oversexed mentality of these same girls. They want to be seen for nothing more than their body parts and if they make money off it, or get some deadbeat boyfriend they are happy. What ever happen to self esteem.

4. Keri Hilson
Yes the person! She has turned into such a disappointment. When she first came out before she was Beyonce'd I loved her. I even liked that she took a shot at these artist that she had been writing for all these years, not because I enjoy the simple beef (that's #5) but because she was speaking up for herself and her talent. WTH happen????  I started a post on how destructive her latest song "pretty girl rock" is on thanksgiving day after she performed it at the parade but I never got around to finish it. This woman is running around toting this song as a song of Female empowerment but its NOT. When I think about empowering my sisters I don't say stuff like " Mad cause I'm cuter than the girl that's with you" UGH. The thought of this song makes me sick, for real I'd rather hear a nonsensical rap song by Nicki Minaj than ever hear this mess. And if I had a daughter it would be banned in my home.

5. Beef
This year we've witnessed the most ridiculous beefs in hip hop. So ridiculous I won't even bother running them down. All these beefs did was make those of us that have a brain look at others and shake their heads.

6. READ A BOOK
More than once this year I wanted to scream at people I know (and some that I don't) to read a DAMN BOOK! There are just somethings I think are unacceptable. If you don't know who some rapper is or singer that's fine but not to know who Huey P. Newton is or what he stood for is just NOT OKAY!  I witnessed a lot of this in 2010 and I did go off on a few people but yeah I should have done it more often. Ignorance is not bliss.

There were a whole bunch of other things that annoyed me this year like Twitter killing folks, recent hoax, people not being responsible for their life choices, oh the list goes on and on but I won't continue. We're about to celebrate a new year and I'd like to leave this disgust in the old year (along with Swagger and Grown and Sexy).

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Love might be blind but you most certainly are NOT


I don't normally write these types of post because I don't get risking my self respect and dignity and possibly getting jacked up for anyone but after a call from a friend I needed to get this off my chest.

I recently reconnected with a friend of mine after running into each other on the train several times. We've started to speak a lot and you all know I don't do phones, but last night She called me to tell me that her "BOYfriend" has finally decided to leave his wife and will do it this Christmas... O_o. In trying out my new listen first and advice later attitude I let her run through the story of their relationship again and just tried to take it all in. When they met 5 years ago he was unhappily married but he couldn't leave, 5 years later he's still married and promising to spend tonight with her and not return to his wife after Christmas day, she sounded so excited and hopeful but I just couldn't stand to listen anymore. I asked her is she'd been arguing with him lately and what was it about? She said his continued "unhappy marriage" and then he sprung this whole thing on her.  As I listened more it seemed she didn't get that this dude was NEVER going to leave his wife, and instead of saying that I tweeted "It must be sad to live in a constant state of denial". I really feel bad for her but all the signs pointed in bright red letters GET THEE THE F$%K OUTTA DODGE, but she chose not to listen. We've all ignored sign but I know I don't have it in me to be second class to anyone. 

We saw the extreme of what a married woman can do to screw up a mistress' life in 2010 first with Cynthia Shackelford (who won $9million from her husband's mistress) then with Fantasia's  story.  So clearly wives are fighting back but I have to wonder whats in the mind of the "other woman" is specifically those who end up with these men after they finally leave their wives. When I hear about a friend of mine boo'd up with a married man I always think when did they get to such a low place because only desperation could lead you to STAY in that kind of place. Sure you may not have known in the beginning, cheaters have to be crafty and if you're all head over heels you might not see what is in front of you but once you find out then what? Love isn't that blind!

But let's just say he does leave his wife for you, aren't you just 15 minutes from being the victim of the seeds you sowed?  Doesn't all this just sound like a recipe for disaster. I don't know maybe I'm missing something.  Perhaps my lack of tolerance for Bullshit and love for myself won't allow me to understand this concept and I'm okay with that but I do wish women would save themselves hurt feelings, heartbreak and more importantly their self respect by just remembering that certain things are deal breakers and you should move on if you're ever faced with this situation. You don't have to be a second class to anyone, listen to your gut and well let Buju and Carol  tell you......






Sunday, December 5, 2010

Reason #1,564,900 I should not watch MTV

Last week I was bamboozled by Mz.InspiredMind into watching that ratchet 16 and Pregnant. I've watched that show all of one time before and all it did was get me all worked up. I swore NEVER to do it again..#liesItellmyself. Anyway last week there was a young couple on the show and the shear level of fuckery makes me believe that MTV is not trying to deter kids from getting pregnant but are indeed glorifying it for monetary gain. Angry again I took to Twitter and decided that if you don't follow me (SHAME ON YOU) I'd would give you a glimpse into my extra random world. ENJOY!


Sooo thanks to @mzinspiredmind I'm watching 16 and Pregnant... I just heard the girl say he should be able to take care of her. (CONT)

Rule Nomber Uno (yeah I quote Biggie all the time)If you are about to be a mother you had better be able to take care of your GAT damn self. I don't care if you are 16 or 36

I don't care if you're married, shacked up, off and on YOU have to be able to care for you and your child ESPECIALLY that 1st few months.

The girl was in labor and HIS family were the only one's around: Where is this child's parents? I missed the beginning

Dude was fully dressed, fresh to death :Uhm how is it that Isaiah can find his gold chain but not his damn car keys.

@mzinspiredmind Well Shame the f$%k on them! How you just bounce on a 16yo.(Mz responding that the girls parent left her down there and move back to upstate NY, RATCHETNESS at it's finest)


KISS THE BABY (This is for Sonshine) RT @Strawberry15: YES RT @f_uitlist: WAIT A GAT DAMN MINUTE this 16yo CHILD is married?@mzinspiredmind @Strawberry15

(she was actually not going to college and had finished HS early) and here goes the giving up school! SADNESS

Number 2: You didn't know how much you have to give up, You sacrifice for your child from the time you find out you're preggers. that's why being 16 and Pregnant sucks. You haven't had time to really live. (me preaching)

If he buys Rims i SWEAR I will jump into the TV and smack the Begeesus out of him! Ya'll will see me on TV in my head scarf tonight

(the boys family was pushing for a DNA test, and made the girl cry) I'm about to slap the Good googlie mogglie out of these Black folks. This ain't mutherfing Maury   

I'm deleting @mzinspiredmind from my life after this show! I'm so pissed off at this mess of a show!

(News you can use folks!) wait if a DNA test is only $40 why are all these folks on Maury?

(this old battle axe was going in for NO REASON) why the f$%k does the grandma want a DNA test? 

(Uhm I say this all the time)Black people get your shit together!

I hate hood rat families. HATE THEM I say!

(This was in response to that little boy going on about what any MAN would do, The problem here is he was was good and let the women of his family bully him)
 NO DUMB ASS a MAN is not going to let the banshees in his family convince him that he should take a DNA test.

(Mz. saying she would curse him and his family out) @mzinspiredmind and then I'd punch him square in the face. STUPID MOTHERFUCKER!

So there you have it, my angry rant on 16 and Pregnant the Maury Povitch edition. I really wish one of you would come put the parental control on my TV because sometimes my TV choices are just so........  (Next up RHOA HAHA)

*** Hides remote**    
   
    


Monday, November 15, 2010

The 10 Crack Commandments

In a conversation with Smarty J last week I told her the rules to working on Wall Street are not that different than Biggie's 10 crack commandments.  Having been exposed to both worlds I can say in all confidence that that these worlds are exactly the same, only one is legal and requires sitting at a desk. After telling Smarty what rule nombre uno would be she suggested that I blog it. I agreed, and as my week got progressively more stressful I knew I had to find the time to actually do it and more importantly live by it..... So here we go!



I been in this game for years, it made me a animal
It's rules to this shit, I wrote me a manual
A step by step booklet for you to get
your game on track, not your wig pushed back

rule nombre uno: never let no one know how much, dough you hold, cause you know The cheddar breed jealousy 'specially if that man fucked up, get your ass stuck up
I've learned that what your clients trade, or what's in your book is something you have to keep to yourself because if you share too much and talk about it ... you will become a target. Clients and recognition are the name of the game, the bigger the client the more exposure. 

number two: never let em know your next move. Don't you know Bad Boys move in silence or violence Take it from your highness (uh-huh) I done squeezed mad clips at these cats for they bricks and chips

The politics are noticeable at EVERY firm, so it's best to just do your work, and speak when necessary, but keep your head down because shots are OFTEN fired.  I don't suggest letting anyone not see that you are shining star but don't be the brown noser. That's the chick folks want to see fail and they will make it possible.

number three: never trust no-bo-dy Your moms'll set that ass up, properly gassed up Hoodie to mask up, shit, for that fast buck she be layin in the bushes to light that ass up 

Every move starts with a little dry snitching. These firms love to make you believe that they don't do office gossip.. LIES! If you are the scumbag  coveting someone else's position you just need to know who to politely bad mouth him/her too. If you have insight into what they want to do INSTEAD, drop that once and sit back. Then be prepared to strike and take them down. People that don't heed this rule are naive and won't make it.

number four: know you heard this before Never get high, on your own supply 

You got a hot tip from a client and you ran with it...see ya in sing sing son! It's illegal and you might get away with it once, but trust it won't happen too many more times. 

number five: never sell no crack where you rest at I don't care if they want a ounce, tell em bounce 

When you leave the job, LEAVE THE JOB!! Taking your vacations with your work BBerry are the  perfect example of stealing from your place of peace. Of course there are extreme circumstances, once in a while but for the most part your family should not feel second to you career.

number six: that god damn credit, dead it You think a crackhead payin you back, shit forget it 

Mortgage crisis Need I say more?

Seven: this rule is so underrated Keep your family and business completely separated Money and blood don't mix like two dicks and no bitch Find yourself in serious shit
You know that sure fired winner you've been thinking about? Don't pass it on to family and friends. Just like most professional gigs, as soon as people hear you work at a brokerage/ investment firm they have $1000 they want to invest. Do yourself a favor and just turn and walk away! Because if they lose so much as $.15 you're in trouble.

number eight: never keep no weight on you, Them cats that squeeze your guns can hold jobs too
Shred papers son! Being sloppy will always get you caught. Client reports that have been delivered have no business sitting on the printer, your desk or in public trash cans. You don't know whose looking in those cans! And trust me that same scumbag coveting your spot is looking in those cans and using it against you. 

number nine shoulda been number one to me If you ain't gettin bags stay the fuck from police (uh-huh) If niggaz think you snitchin ain't tryin listen They be sittin in your kitchen, waitin to start hittin

This could be looked at two ways, if you're hanging with the office snitch or bull, be prepared to be looked at sideways. On the other hand if you're ALWAYS behind closed doors, you sir are likely the police and I want nothing to do with you. Why? Because you're a coward hiding behind a door. Now granted there are definitely meeting that need to be held behind doors but if every time you enter an office you have to close the door...well snitches get stitches is all I'll say. Lastly if you're the guy/gal always in the corner office or HR you're game is straight see through. 

number ten: a strong word called consignment strictly for live men, not for freshmen
If you ain't got the clientele say hell no Cause they gon want they money rain sleet hail snow 

Don't borrow from your colleagues...PERIOD.Not even $10 unless you can pay it back immediately. Its a bad idea because when you forget an issue will arise. Example someone borrowed my tide bleach stick broke it and NEVER replaced it,now if she needs something I ain't got it. And that's just a tide bleach stick. hahah. I'm kidding about the tide stick but you get my point.

So in the words of the best to ever do it...

Follow these rules you'll have mad bread to break up If not, twenty-four years, on the wake up






Monday, November 8, 2010

Dumbassery awards

So do you all remember a few years ago during the Bush supreme reign Presidency there was a hurricane that killed and displaced the people of the Gulf? The same hurricane devastated and destroyed the wards of New Orleans where African American people were 90% of population...you know Hurricane Katrina.  Okay now do you all remember the SLOW response from the government and from FEMA to rescue these people? It was a disgusting and horrific time, we watched as our PEOPLE being treated as though they not human.  Though George Bush didn't cause the hurricane, his slow response, the video of him  flying over the 9th ward drove home the message that the people of New Orleans were disposable.  In a response to the actions of the President Kanye West (rapper) said what a lot of people were thinking "George Bush doesn't care about Black people"  It was awesome! Well for me anyway heheh... FAST FORWARD!!!!!

We have a new President and the former Prez, George W. has just written his memoirs. Hmm this could be interesting because his presidency had a lot of down moments. Hell,  his presidency was the catalyst to the current depression and for once I'm interested in what he might say.... uhm then I saw this:

"Bush says the lowest moment of his presidency was when rapper Kanye West declared in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that "Bush doesn't care about black people."

UHM what the F$%K this was the lowest moment of his Presidency?  How about the terrorist attacks on 9/11, the lies about Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq, this war we are STILL fighting... I could go on and on but none of it matters because ole Dubyah's feeling were hurt by a rapper. *face palm* Oh Dubyah I hate to tell you this but Sir you are a dumbass.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

R.I. P Gregory Isaac


They called him "The Cool Ruler" and if you've ever heard his music you understand why.  Yesterday Gregory Issac lost his battle with cancer and he will be missed. If you follow me on twitter than you know I spent most of the work day listening to his music...but it dawned on me last night that a few people might not have known who he was. So here are a few of my favorite songs







and his most famous song... Night Nurse.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Black people stay doing the most...Mad jokes

Last week I was having a particularly shitty day, everything that could go wrong did and on top of that I was two seconds from..well let's not relive it you can read about it here. 

Despite my growing annoyance for twitter I scrolled through my "Fancy" list for a laugh. And there it was my blog homie talking about a R.I.P candy bar/ Really! I responded asking for a twitpic and sure enough there it was. I laughed until I almost choked. Why must Black folks be so extra extra with it? Hand out some prayer cards, obituary and keep it moving! And how do you hand out R.I.P candy bars with a straight face? Do you eat the candy? I mean so many things ran through my head (I wouldn't eat the candy btw). Lord my people. So in a moment of sheer brilliance, I asked my homie if he'd make me a wrapper and sure enough he did. Ha no R.I.P because you know I'm alive #nshit but yeah here it is:


Funky Fresh, I might need to order some of these, I mean you get sweet chocolate w/ almonds, my pic and a coupon to Pizza hut.....now that's a motherf$%king win! Hahah! Nah I think I'll just stick to t-shirts.

I don't really have time to read gossip mags, or even visit sites like bossip so I usually find out about nonsense late. Perfect example Mc Hammer vs. Jay-Z and Nick Cannon vs. Eminem. O_o. Let's start with Hammer, this is by far the most foolish hip-hop beef. Hammer can't get mad because Jay-Z stated facts, its public knowledge that he lost 30mill so why are you dissing people hammer? And look I'm no Jigga fan but I'm pretty sure if he was so bored his 5mins of studio time would annihilate you so let's just laugh it off and act like a man in our 50s mmkay?

Ah Nick Cannon, you want to protect your wives honor an entire year after the fact. Aren't you noble! Please do us all a favor and go back to teen nick, mmkay?!

Lastly this little gem of a video first brought to my attention by And1Grad (who I now hate for introducing this to me). 





When I first watched this video I thought it was "Real" from that god awful I love NY show but it turns out there is another crazy man running around in daddy jeans, long pressed hair and a bandanna... go figure.  And don't get me started on the dancing and the Tummiscratch beat...HAHA.


Well I'm back, a few of the crazy things in my life have calmed down so I might get back to blogging regularly :) 


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Let me explain something to you.....


Last week as I was walking to work a woman stepped across my path and said "You might want to look where you are going" to which I responded "Well you probably shouldn't cut people off and cut across their path" I thought it was over until this ignorant woman turned to me and said "F$ck you Ni99er"... UHM EXCUSE ME?  I blacked out for a quick second and gave that woman the tongue lashing of her life and had her backed into a corner seconds away from smashing her head through the glass door, when my phone rang. That woman scrambled like roaches when the lights come on and she has the Mr. to thank her for it. 

I was shocked that this woman at 8:30 in the morning had the nerve to even open her mouth to form those words, and even more so over a simple exchange of words. But I find it even more surprising that she really though I wouldn't respond... Like where they hell are you from lady?  Anyway I write all this to say if people are going to use that word, ESPECIALLY White people they need to be prepared for the reaction they might get. I don't use the word in passing and I damn sure don't want you to, but if you chose to then I can't be held responsible. 

RANT OVER

Friday, October 1, 2010

Svadhisthana

The second chakra (Water) is located just beneath the navel. This chakra deals with our sexual and reproductive capabilities. Blockages will manifest itself is guilt, emotional or sexual. In order to release this chakra you must first deal with pinned up guilt. 
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It took me a VERY long time to do this post, unlike the first Chakra I had no idea what I felt guilty about. I read and re-read the ways on cleansing the chakra and still nothing. Then last week after working from home for two days, bam it hit me..... But still it took another week and one day for me to post it. It's pretty personal and I didn't want to at first but how am I to gain inner peace if I don't face myself and the things that are holding me back. So here it goes... 

The one and only guilt I have is that I didn't walk away. Everyone that knows me knows that I am a giver. There aren't many things that are mine that I won't share but there are people in my life that are nothing but takers. Those people are the ones I should have walked away from years ago. I guess the guilt is not that I haven't walked away but that I've let them USE me for lack of a better word. Friends and family are always telling me not to be so nice (funny because other people think I'm not that nice) but I just don't like to see other people suffer.  When I hear that someone is having an issue my intuition tells me to help. I always think I'm blessed so it's my job to make sure others are as well. But there is some point when you have to say No and walk away.  I'm not that good at that. I mean I can say no but 9/10 times I'll try to find away to make it things happen. I've got to stop that, because in the end when my efforts are not reciprocated I get upset and start to feel bad about my choices. And here in lies the REAL GUILT. 

I give because I am able, and I should not expect that because I am caring and giving everyone else is. Instead I must be more selective in who I help and when. So I don't walk around feeling guilty or angry. In this post I've made the conscious decision to forgive myself and if necessary walk away from those that cause me to harbour these feelings.

I'll let you know how this is working out for me.. So far it's been hard but I've managed.

We all harbour guilt, what do you feel most guilty about? Can you forgive yourself so that you can move on?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Statistics


Last Week as I was catching up on tweets I saw that Lyfe Jennings was headed back to jail (I saw the RT). When I asked why he was going back to prison no one responded. Well a little digging and it seems Lyfe was violated because of domestic violence and leading the police on a chase.

Hmmm... So Mr. "ladies don't be a statistic" is an abuser? How fitting that he spent all that energy telling women what they shouldn't accept, and yet he's exactly what women don't need I didn't like that song from jump, why? Because I'm tired of men telling women how to be better women. It's like some kind of epidemic. Books are being written (sold out), songs being made and hell an entire day of the week is dedicated to giving Women advice about how to be a better WOMAN. It's sickening and it needs to stop. The state of relationships, marriages etc will not be resolved if only one party is ALWAYS held responsible.

Anywho,Lyfe make sure you don't become a statistic while you're in the clink. *sucks teeth*


Video courtesy of World Star Hip Hop



Monday, September 27, 2010

M.I.A

I haven't posted here in a bit for two reason, I've been busy and some how I think I've lost my in your face kind of spunk. *wipes tears*

In the last few months I've found myself not able to just say what I want in a clear manner. I could blame it on twitter, work (which has become a job within a job), the house, stress.... hell I could go on and on. But I started this blog so I could vent and say what I wanted without fear. So I'm going back to that. My opinions, my way and if you don't like it...well that's kind of your problem. I think Cadillac Kimberly said it best here...Ya'll can thank Smarty Jone's for introducing me to this fucker! HA I love it!




I'm still not promising daily posts, I honestly just don't have the time but I'm going to get back in the swing of things. I have a lot to say and as of today,I'm not afraid of saying it.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hip Hop Horray

Hip hop of today is wack so when I heard about the Rock the Bells featuring the best of the best, I was all over it! It was a great concert with the exception of a few things. So here you go the Haps on Rock The Bells NYC.


The day started out lazy and of course running a little late. The security was wack on one side of the island, and tight at the other end (they her bed me for my ginger ale and this dude for his giant ziploc full of weed, haha). I had never been to Govenours island for a concert so imagine my shock when the field was hay and dirt, not a green piece of grass to be seen. I WAS NOT HAPPY, here is one more reason the No chair policy sucked but whatever I was there for the music
Slick Rick the Ruler
We missed Slick Rick but I've seen him perform a trillion times so no worries there, but my Cuz got me this pic for your pleasure. And reported that as usual he did not disappoint! Slick rick always rocks the show.


We arrived right on time for The God, Rahkim! He was amazing, and because he loves me (yeah I said it) he did Mahogany! That song, oh that song!
The God, Rakim
He of course performed The Ledge (my crew rhymed every word) but when he left the stage and came back in his MCM suit to do Paid in Full. *swoon*! It was 90 degrees in the shade and The God was decked out in leather MCM that's showing love for the fans!
Rakim "Paid in Full"
KRS one was up next, he was on the stage at his expected time not even 5 second late. Its hard to give the set in order because in true fashion he was teaching about the origins of our people, Hip Hop etc.. Its important that the people hear this stuff but he didn't get to do as much of his best Music IMO. I loved that he held the white Hip hop fans over a flame about calling themselves Ni99a because that's something I hate about Hip hop and that he called the NYPD out on their BS. The most memorable parts of his performance was bringing out Black Moon, ah Buckshot Hip- Hop needs you! And when one of the member of BDP freestyled based off things people handed him, That's real Hip hop ladies and Gents.




There was a 50min lag between KRS and Lauryn Hill plus another 30 minutes because she was late. If you follow me on twitter you already know how I felt about Lauryn Hill's performance, so I'm just going to post the pics. 
Mary, 'Yonce and Lauryn


A.Keys and Lauryn
Skeletor, I mean Swizz Beatz and Lauryn
Oh yeah I'll never see her live again! NEVER. Jesus himself could be on the roster and I'd miss it. I miss the old Lauryn but she's gone, and maybe the new Lauryn will emerge stronger but for now I'll just keep my memories of her at her best. I had to ask myself why 'Yonce was wearing that Porkpie hat hahaha.

Between Lauryn and Tribe there were some interesting things that I have been forbidden to talk about by the. Mr. But I will say it involved three different white girls and him (bwhahahaha)


Tribe took the stage like only tribe can, just all kinds of awesome. They performed Midnight Marauders flawlessly and made you feel like you were in your living room rapping along. Extra Special appearance by Large Professor who performed "Looking at the front door" and then ATCQ's show went from awesome to Amazing when they intro'd Busta Rhymes!! If you know me then you know I was hella excited to see Busta!

When they left the stage, I knew I couldn't make it through much more. Did I mention we didn't have chairs and that we'd been standing for 7hrs straight!! Oh my back.  But I HAD to see the WU perform!
A Tribe Called Quest
A TCQ and Busta Rhymes
*Up from the 36 Chambers* That Intro made me forget about my back and when the entire clan  (R.I.P O.D.B) hit the stage me and the thousands of other people were jumping up and down!  People held their hands up in the "W" the entire time they were on stage. The Mr. who I believe was ready to go after the debauchery that was Ms. Hill was smiling like a cheshire cat, and rhyming along. That made me happy! Yet Another flawless and complete performance. Special guest? NOPE just the Wu-Tang clan. Old Dirty's son performed his parts on a few songs and Jesus be a mirror he looked just like his dad. I was super excited to hears C.R.E.A.M, protect your neck (because that's when I fell in love with them especially Ghost), Meth wrecked "Method man" "Ice cream" I loved, didn't even mind Capadonna (haha) but the highlight for me was "Can it be all so simple" . That song will always and forever be tops on my favorite list.
The Wu Tang-Clan

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Wu Tang Video

By the end of the Wu's performance I was DEAD on my feet  I had to leave before Snoop performed or risk not being able to walk the next day.
 Here are a few things I learned from friends regarding Snoop and his performance:


* snoop had on some sort of one piece suit. A onesie as described by my girl @Deepee162.
*Snoops hair is indeed much more gorgeous than every woman walking the earth. Luxurious said my homie!
*his performance was cool

Snoop Rock  the Bells NYC 2010!



I think Snoop should have performed earlier, let Lauryn close out the show because 5 seconds into her set my ass would have been out and headed for home!