mo’ shows, hoe!

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….I’m sorry, you’re not really a hoe, I’ve just taken a liking to the word. I hope that doesnt discourage you from coming to any of these shows. But, if it does, or, you decide not to come to any of these shows for what ever personal and selfish reason, you are, most certainly, a hoe. Hoe.

Friday, May 18th. UNCW Graduation Party!

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Yeah, you know what this is. It’s a celebration, bishes. Grab a drink, grab a glass… after that I grab yo’ a**…and then we’ll all sit in  a semi-circle, indian style, and talk about how corny it is to use Kanye Wests Japan Happy Fun Time America Now Bear logo, so brazen and unapologetically. Dick heads. The bear is not the point. The point is, you graduated, and we celebratin’! Come out to the Soapbox  (downtown, Wilmington NC) on Friday, May 18th where a number of UNCW’s premier artists will be performing, hosted by me, UNCW’s posterboy for everything thats ever been entertainingly awesome ever.

nov 25th @ blue lagoon…

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Be there or be square. Or be there and be square. Either way, just be there. Plus, I dont really care if youre square, as long as youre there. But if youre not there and youre square, well, that just makes you double square…which makes you, by the rules of geometry, a cube. I think. I was never really good at geometry. But you know what I am good at? Rap! So, come out and watch me rap. Or be square…whatever.

writing trousers.

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Whatever it is I’m doing in rap, I know this for a fact…I’m doing it in the wrong place. I mean, dont get me wrong, America’s great when it comes to things like: best dance crews, funniest home videos, and dating white women to piss their dads off; but I’m really starting to get the impression that our appreciation for music is a bit sub-par…or, as my chaps across the pond say, ” Two pips beneath the cricket. Ya lyke degs?

I dont know if they really say that.

The guy in the video above is Professor Elemental. I received an email from him a couple of weeks ago in which he had this to say…

I heard your neighbourhood kid album last year and was truly blown away…as far as I’m concerned that was the perfect hip hop album.”

Yeah, I thought he may have been listening to a totally different album too. Turns out…we’re both wrong.  Anyhow, he’s from Manchester, UK. For those of you keeping track of my rappology career…this is nye the first of time I’ve gotten attention from the United Kingdom. First there was “Monkey Junk.”- an EP I put together with euro-superproducers, Fatman & Tropical. Then, there were the duets with Shea Soul….and now, El Professitorio Elemento. Im pretty sure Im being groomed to be knighted.

All hyperbole aside, PE is a well accomplished artist overseas…his resume reads of work with some of the worlds most acclaimed hip hop artists , workshops for children, and various performance pieces outside of hiphop. Basically, a whole buncha hype sh*t.  He does both comedic-character, and “real-rap” raps. Both….mother…freakin…incredible. So, when he asked me to collaborate on a project, you know my answer was an emphatic, “Yahmo be there.” Professor Elemental & Haji P. …way cooler than William and  Kate.

Im on a world tour, with Professor my man, going each and every place with a mic in my hand. Except Libya. Sh*t is not poppin’ in Libya right now.

Pip.

 

interviews: my pain, my misery, my balls.

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(according to interviewers, this is the only photo i've ever taken.)

Brace yourself. Im going to tell you something. And when I tell you this…you may be rendered comatose with chagrin. Chagrin is a dope word. People should use it more often. Like, “B*TCH! My dog just died, Im chagrined as HECK!

Sorry. Back to my manifesto. Here it is….*sigh*

Being interviewed terrifies me. I know. Its a complete contradiction to my otherwise thugged out and indomitable demeanor. But, its the Abe’s-honest truth. Its way beyond my comprehension. I can speak to gatrillions on stage (which is a low estimate for the average show), but when it comes to intimate conversation…I get boner-dead. My brain hits the “PEACE, NIGGA!” button, and leaves me defenseless against audio and visual recording devices.

For a visual, you can peep my “Yo, Haji P, you on crack, dawg?” jitters here. But, you can also keep reading to peep the interview I did with with Mat Weir for the Streetlight Records blog.

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dont rec with texas…

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Sometimes I write raps. Sometimes I write blogs. Sometimes I write blogs about writing raps. Once, I even tried writing raps about writing blogs.  But, to date, I have never sometimes written a blog about writing raps that I went away to rap and couldnt wait to return and write a blog about. Until now.

Quack.

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never left.

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brown co.

Brown Co.- Never Left

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Here’s a gift not to be scoffed at. The first Brown Co. song recorded in over two years, produced by LO (for L’Orange Productions). Featured on the album, Eternal.

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bruh’man.

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home repair

Bruh’man


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“Oooooh snap! Only a month and two days before Neighborhood Kid is released, and Haji P is still dropping jams!?

Pffft, yup! Gon’head and add this to your collection of songs I didnt know what to do with. Also, be advised, all the songs I’ve previously released under the title, Home Repair, WILL NOT BE ON NEIGHBORHOOD KID! *ahem* WILL NOT BE ON NEIGHBORHOOD KID!

…and now, I’d like to introduce you to the newest addition of Home Repair…”Bruh’man!”

mouth fulla gold

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haji p- mouth fulla gold

Haji P – Mouth Fulla Gold

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You know how some rappers just be writin’ raps? Y’know…just chilling in the room, lab, or whatever respective confines of their choosing for conjuring enlightened lyrical stimulation? Well, this song was an exercise in that. Me, just writin’ some raps. Only, instead of all that enlightenment bull crap, I decided to go with some witty lines and hearty spoon full of good ol’ fashion ig’nance. The end result was a song, an ode to southern rap (if you will), that people who frequent my live showings tend to enjoy. Produced by DJ MF Shalem, I present to you, the newest addition to Home Repair, “Mouth Fulla Gold.” Bling!

regular.

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Regular

Regular


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You may recognize this weeks installment of Home Repair as the opening sequence to the widely unpopular web series, “So Freakin Regular.”  A series in which, similar to the song itself, is a painfully mundane walk through a plain grass field of normalcy.  *Yawn*. Generic? Ordinary? Common? Yup. I was blessed with the coveted fortune to be all of the above. Who’s got time to be socially relevant, and worldly idolized when there’s bills to pay and dogs to walk? Not me. This dinner aint gon microwave itself. So, with that, I present to you my newest release, “Regular.” Produced and cut by DJ MF Shalem. And if you cant get down with it…you’re just way too special for me. Which I think is awesome. You should go get yourself a pedicure, tough guy!