She Ain’t SWV


Yup… SWV‘s on the comeback trail. While the jury’s still out on how things will turn out, they’re officially steppin’ out there on this new remix of Chris Brown‘s “She Ain’t You”.  On some real shit, “She Ain’t You” has been one of my faves of this year so far, probably a no-brainer since it’s essentially a combo of MJ‘s “Human Nature” and SWV’s “Right Here” remix. Here, the Sisters With Voices come through with their side of the story, sounding like they haven’t lost a step since their early-mid ’90s heyday. Ain’t mad at it!

Chris Brown feat. SWV “She Ain’t You” (Remix) 



DLT90s Presents… 10 From ’10


Lo and behold, DLT90s closes the year out by doin’ something relevant to the year we’re in. Hell done froze over, and now it’s finna snow in August! Yep y’all, this year was pretty light on the albums that really stuck, but such has been the case for a while. On the other hand, there were still a number of songs that shared iPod space with all my old shit during 2010. Here’s the 10 that I particularly gave a run.

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The Vibrant Ideal Reality of ‘Dark Twisted Fantasy’


I might be a lil’ biased here. I’ve been fukkin’ with Kanye West as an artist (or as Kid Cudi would say, “musically”) since the I’m Good mixtape. When he was starting to break out with joints like “Through The Wire” and people were sayin’ he couldn’t rap, I was rockin’ with him. I’ve been readin’ articles on him and his work far back enough to know his seemingly “inflated” ego has actually always been inflated, before there was even a release date on his first album. Of course, none of this makes me special, or has any bearing on what this new album of his sounds like, but it’s safe to say ‘Ye is one of my favorite artists of the last 10 years.

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New L-Boogie!


What it is, y’all? Before I close out this hot-as-fuck month of July with the previously-promised TLC entry, here’s a new (or maybe not, but who knows) track from the lady Lauryn Hill. Little by little, it seems like she’s interested in coming back to the world- shoutout to Tevin Campbell. Her interviews of late seem to imply she’s on the way back, and she’s appearing at the Rock The Bells festivals this summer, and there’s a good chance that soon, she’ll stop comin’ on stage lookin’ like Doink the Clown. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. Music could use a Lauryn Hill project right about now, and maybe “Repercussions” is the beginning of better and more music to come. Checkitout…

Lauryn Hill “Repercussions” (2010)

-D! (come on back, Boogie)

An Open Letter To The-Dream


Ayo Terius,

*Shakes head* This gives me a really BAD feelin’… all day long.

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“Get Used To This Newness…”


Peeps think because I’m old school , I want 2 hear old school artists making music. HA! I DON’T. I want the new artists 2 make better music.D-Nice

If I’ve given any of y’all the impression that I listen to old music all the time and rarely get into the new joints… you’re about 90% right. But it’s not because I haven’t been listenin’ for some great newness- I just haven’t heard any. Even when I was just shootin’ the shit on message boards, my credo has always been the same. I love all that old shit, but I was already there for the good ol’ days. I wanna see some great new days. At the same time, I can’t trick myself into thinking most of these so-called “hot” new niggas ain’t weak as water. I don’t knock the youngins for likin’ what they like- but on a personal level, shit just ain’t for me. The radio joints, the “underground” joints, the internet joints- to hell wit’ em.

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Da Dirty 30: 2000s


Annnd So… after Eminem‘s controversy, Jeezy‘s Snowman shirts, Puffy’s trial (and name changes), Michael/Aaliyah/Jam Master Jay/ODB/Left Eye/Pimp C/Pun/EY’BODY’s death, the breakup of Roc-A-Fella, the fall-off/comeback/second fall-off of Mariah Carey, the disappearance and tragic-lookin’ reappearances of Lauryn Hill, Crunk, Hyphy, Snap, “Intimate Club Music” (blah), the rise of the Southern hip-hop, the decline of New York hip-hop, 9/11, a dumb president, a Black president…

G-Unit vs. Murder Inc., The Game‘s bipolarity, Keyshia Cole‘s fukked-up family, DMX‘s crackish ways, Tweet‘s song about masturbation “self-love”, the all-around fuckery that was “My Neck My Back”, Nelly sliding credit cards down asscracks, that thong-tha-thong-thong-thong, Wayne‘s Carter series, Usher‘s Confessions, Rihanna getting “Chris Brown-ed” by Chris Brown, Da Band walking for cheesecake, the “Hip-Hop Is Dead” debate…

Throwback jerseys, button-ups, long-ass tees, tight-ass jeans, grillz, BET going to shit, Rick Ross getting exposed, Suge gettin’ knocked the fukk out, Cam’ron wearing pink, R. Kelly pissing on youngins, Alicia Keys wreckin’ homes, Jay-Z becoming a devil worshipper, Jay-Z “retiring”, Beyonce doing eyyy’thing, Mike Jones‘ phone number, Jadakiss’ asthma cough/laugh, Lil’ Jon‘s adlibs, Superhead‘s book, Tahiry‘s ass, Trina’s ass, Buffie’s ass, J.Lo’s ass, Lil’ Kim‘s ass bid, Shyne‘s bid, T.I.‘s bid, Freeway‘s beard, Ashanti‘s sideburns…

Autotune, iTunes, iPods, iPhones, 2-way pagers, ringtones, Being Bobby Brown, SMACK DVDs, BEEF DVDs, singers with names like Lumidee and T-Pain, rappers with names like Chingy and Webbie,  OutKast winning Grammys, Three 6 winning Oscars, Kanye crying over awards, every rapper in existence making mixtapes, rampant file sharing and downloading, Harlem Shakin’, leanin’ back, leanin’ wit’ it, rockin’ wit’ it, crankin’ dat Soulja Boy, jerkin’, and “ballllliiiinnnnnnnn’“…

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