Audiobiography: Swiper

Audiobiography, Soundtrek, TK:LA

I’m an audiophilic one, like many. I love and live my music. Music is the score of said life. So, a playlist sonic biography of the slightly younger, significantly wiser self. Mood music … immune muses … Just a spin in the soundtrack of swipe’s life… Enjoi.

I see in sounds: my selfie is a soundtrack.

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The (S)tar Spangled Banner – Whitney Houston [1991]

Pledge allegiance. The dawn, the genesis. Born stellar.

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(W)ho Do You Think You Are – Spice Girls [1996]

When this launched, who did I think I was… who did I perceive myself to be… well, I was a bouncing Baltimore baby, the charmed second, bite-sized cerebral stellar body in orbital training, traversing the globe from within the four walls of my elementary boudoir. Reach up, maintain soul, get down, claim control… move, swing, shake, for life, for lyric, for rhyme, or reason (whichever’s in season): a la mode, a la monarchy, nine years young, forever the groovy one… cheers.

BlinkkIt: Grammys 2011 – Best Rap Solo Performance

Soundtrek, TK:NYC

Grammy Noms: the sweetest thing this side of Nana’s cookie jar #popnom. A nibble is all you need, so let’s blinkk the besties #getitgramms

Best Rap Solo Performance

BlinkkIt

Grammys 2011 Best Rap Solo Performance: because it doesn’t matter how low you go, as long as you’re not afraid to come back and claim the throne… defenestration is a beautiful death… the legendary leap into night fall… goodnight cruel world, see you in the mourning… this is far from over #musicislifeismusic

TrapperKeeper – Best of 2010: G.O.O.D. Fridays

Soundtrek, TK:NYC

Oh, hai “that time of year again,” didn’t hear you come in – well, have a seat and make yourself comfortable. I’m not spectacular at year-end reviews… I prefer life like I prefer my albums: gapless. That said, I hat-tipped six artists, songs, and albums that made me pause and take time to jot the time and place – year included – over the last 300-someodd days; and six creations that embodied and encapsulated sonic aesthetic for 2010. Why six? Why not? To the six I take, to have and to hold; forever like a TrapperKeeper, Pop safe in the fold. #enjoi

Round Five (finger discount) for G.O.O.D music

“Power” (Remix) ft. Jay-Z & Swizz Beats G.O.O.D. Fridays – Kanye West

#histwocents: “What do it mean to be the boss? It mean second place is the first one who lost; the crucifixion, the being nailed to the cross – truth or fiction – it’s a hell of a cost: do the dishes.”

#mytwocents:

If Jesus Walks; Muhammad marches. I just don’t know where to start or finish with this… what to say that hasn’t already been said by the Louis Vuitton Don? Power clap for the preacher, preacher – enter Kanye: “fresh out the club, just took a half an hour nap,” why? Because he naps twice as long as the average celebrity’s life span. He’s an artiste, emerged from the shadow of his former fame – or infamy #neitherherenorthere. That said, power is founded on two things: The Fear, and The Fame – and what Ye doesn’t have on-hand, he’s got inventory. West is proof that in art, as in life, one man’s Gospel is another man’s Jihad #preachon

Music Monday – Kanye’s “Power” on SNL: The Defenestration of West

A.V Hub, Soundtrek, TK:NYC, Vinyl Cut Prose

This Music Monday finds itself steamrolling Westward to the glory and the gold

Takeaways, Runaways, and #mytwocents: Connecting the Pop Nots… one track at a time… #letsgo

As Kanye stands above it all – his head bowed beneath the crown, “Now this would be a beautiful death. I’m jumpin’ out the window…” echoing over a sea of ballerinas, the camera zooming out to snapshot the finale: West’s leap to posthumous glory, orchestrated by Prague’s  native son, Yemi; he presides over his latest masterpiece manifesto – Prague, meet “Power: The Defenestration of West.”

Dime Digest – Follow Friday: “… and they say Chi-City”

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Is that… is that you? Yes, it’s me – more importantly, it’s Friday. Which means one thing: well, that it’s Friday (obvs), but also it is Follow Friday (for those of you who still celebrate, like opposite day – it’s a strong niche holiday… digress) so let’s get to stalkin’!

This Friday comes in like a breath of fresh air from the Windy City, we have a trifectious Pop trinity of Chitown’s finest – native and newcomers alike.

So much to be said about these three… but nothing that could define them better than the figures themselves

@kanyewest – Kanye West

One of Chi-Town’s pre-eminent gods tweets in perfect Pop Art prose… that is all – anything more that needs to be said, he has tweeted, is tweeting now, or will tweet in the future