The Art of The Posse Cut Pt. II

Posse cuts. The cypher. A number of cats in huddled up, spitting their multi-syllabic flows feeding off the energy....

This post was inspired by two things. I got a chance to hit up a 90s party last night and the music just took me back to when I was a young'n borrowing (IE, stealing) my cousins tapes. The second thing that inspired me is listening to this Busta Rhymes Library of A Legend compilation that I downloaded. Turns out it has one of my favorite posse cuts ever..the "Simon Says" Remix by Pharaoh Monche feat. Lady Luck, Meth,Red, Busta and Shabaam Sahdeeq.

I'm REALLY convinced that we'll never see an era for Hip-Hop/R&B like the 90s-early 00s. Here's Pt. II of my favorite posse cuts. Some of em are from later in the 00s but it's all good.

"Simon Says" Remix

"Buncha Niggas"-Heavy D feat. Busta Rhymes, M.O.P., Notorious B.I.G. and Guru

"Firewater"-Big Pun, Raekwon,Prospect and Fat Joe

"Grand Finale"-Meth, Nas, DMX, Ja Rule

"Oceans Seven"-State Property

"Assassins"-Eminem, 50 Cent, Obie Trice, Lloyd Banks. Em BLACKED out

"Bump Heads"-50 Cent, Eminem, Tony Yayo

"Made You Look" (Remix)- Nas feat. Jadakiss and Ludacris

"Ruff Ryders Anthem"(Remix)-DMX feat. Ruff Ryders

"Niggas Done Started Somethin"-DMX feat. Mase and The LOX

"NBC"-Cam'ron feat. Noreaga and Charlie Baltimore. WOW

"Calm Down"-Tragedy feat. Nas and Noreaga

"Where It Started At"-Hi-Tek feat. Jadakiss, Papoose, Dion and Talib Kweli

"House of Flying Daggers"-Raekwon feat. Deck, Meth and Ghost

I musta listened to this shit like infinity times already

"The Warning"-Eminem


Mike Tyson Quotes (LONG Read)

Talking with @GangstarrGirl on Twitter and we came to the conclusion that Mike Tyson has some of the funniest quotes ever. I made the statement that this man may be rivaled only by Ghostface Killah in terms of visualism. Well here are some quotes I pulled from a good ole' message board I'm a member of. Enjoy. (It's a bit long, but it's "colorful" and hilarious.)

"[He] called me a 'rapist' and a 'recluse.' I'm not a recluse."

On Lennox Lewis:
"Lennox Lewis, I'm coming for you man. My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah!"
"My main objective is to be professional but to kill him."

"I want to rip out his heart and feed it to him [Lennox Lewis]. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children."

On Evander Holyfield
"You got nothing coming, man. I'm going to enjoy this fight."

After biting Holyfield he said, "This is my career. I have children to raise. I have to retaliate. He butted me. Look at me. My kids will be scared of me."

"I felt Holyfield was using his head illegally. I told the referee I wasn't getting any help, so I went back to the streets. I cannot defend it, but it happened."

On Razor Ruddock
"You're sweet. I'm going to make sure you kiss me good with those big lips. I'm gonna make you my girlfriend."

On Tyrell Biggs
Tyson on Tyrell Biggs' complaining to him about low blows "Low blows? Low blows? Huh! Motherf**ker you're fittin' to die!"

"He was screaming like my wife."

"I could have knocked him out in the third round but I wanted to do it slowly, so he would remember this night for a long time."

On His Wife
"I paid a worker at New York's zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin. When we got to the gorilla cage there was 1 big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas. They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant. I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage and let smash that silverback's snotbox! He declined."

"Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched my wife I would rip her head off. It's all lies. I have never laid a finger on her."

On His Childhood
"One morning I woke up and found my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died I was devastated and was gonna use his crate as my stickball bat to honor him. I left the crate on my stoop and went in to get something and I returned to see the sanitation man put the crate into the crusher. I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple with a titanic right hand he was out cold, convulsing on the floor like a infantile retard."

On Fans
To a question on whether he feels support from the common fan: "I don't feel love from them because there's no love. They don't know me as an individual; they know me for what I actually do. Because they pay to see me smash anybody. If they're white they pay, [it's] because the only thing they have respect for is my ability as an athlete. But if I was in court and I had to use them to testify against me on my character, they wouldn't testify positively against me and they would think I'm a cad..."

"There are nine million people who see me in the ring and hate my guts. Most of them are white. That's okay. Just spell my name right."

"I think the average person thinks I'm a f**king nut and I deserve whatever happens to me. That's what I believe."

"When you see me smash somebody's skull, you enjoy it."

On His Time in Prison
"You have to understand, Frank Bruno would not have been champion if I had not been in prison. Oliver McCall would not have been champion if I had not been in prison. A lot of these guys would not have been champion. Michael Moorer would not have been champion. Those guys would not have been champion if I had been around. They would have had no legacy. None of those guys would have had a legacy."

"I would have been in shape. I would have been active. Holyfield, those guys wouldn't have been champion when I was around, but I went away for four or five years inactive and that made them competitive for a time."

"But you really have to look at the science of the situation. You guys come here to talk and report but you don't actually look at the facts of what this business is all about. The best thing that happened to those guys and they should stand on their mother's shoulders and kiss my %%# because I went to prison or they would not be existing right now. They'd be a flash in the pan and would have made some money and opened up a restaurant or bar somewhere where they live at."

On Boxing
"I try to catch him right on the tip of the nose, because I try to push the bone into the brain."

"Everyone in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter. He's the only one that's on Skid Row most of the time; he's the only one that everybody just leaves when he loses his mind. He sometimes goes insane, he sometimes goes on the bottle, because it's a highly intensive pressure sport that allows people to just lose it [their self-control]."

"How dare these boxers challenge me with their primitive skills? It makes me angry. They're just as good as dead."

"My power is discombobulatingly devastating I could feel is muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm."

Tyson: "It's interesting that you put me in the league with those illustrious fighters [Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Jack Johnson], but I've proved since my career I've surpassed them as far my popularity. I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it, check the cash register."

"Without discipline, no matter how good you are, you are nothing! One day, and I might not be around; you're going to meet a tough guy who takes your best shot. He'll keep coming because he's tough. Don't get discouraged. That's when the discipline comes in."

"I just want them to keep bringing guys on and I'm going to strip them of their health. I bring pain, a lot of pain."

On His Family
"No one gives a f**k about me. No one cares if my children starve, if they're on welfare. I have to support my children. I need more money."

Mike, on his mother who died in 1982: "I never saw my mother happy with me and proud of me for doing something: She only knew me as being a wild kid running the streets, coming home with new clothes that she knew I didn't pay for. I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her. Professionally, it has no effect, but it's crushing emotionally and personally."

On the Media
"I want to throw down your kid and stomp on his testicles, and then you will know what it is like to experience waking up everyday as me. And only then will you feel my pain."

[To a female reporter] "It's no doubt I am going to win this fight and I feel confident about winning this fight. I normally don't do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them. So you shouldn't talk anymore... Unless you want to, you know."

"People [are] going to say what they say. It has to be for a reason. It's just for a reason. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people. I ask this lady a lewd question because I'm in a lot of pain too. I have some pain I'm gonna have for the rest of my life. And Lewis, I'm trying to give some of that pain to ya'll."

"You gentlemen have no idea what it's like to be myself, no idea what it's like. I'm not interested in being humiliated anymore."

"Sometimes you guys have no pride, so no matter what I say, you guys ... it doesn't affect you because you don't care about nothing but money. So every now and then I kick your f**king %%# and stomp on you and put some kind of pain and inflict some of the pain on you because you deserve to feel the pain that I feel."

"If I take this camera and put it in your face for 20 years, I don't know what you might be. You might be a homosexual if I put that camera on you since you were 13 years old. I've been on that camera since I was 13 years old."

On Religion
"All praise is to Allah, I'll fight any man, any animal, if Jesus were here I'd fight him too."

"I feel like sometimes that I was born, that I'm not meant for this society because everyone here is a f**king hypocrite. Everybody says they believe in God but they don't do God's work. Everybody counteracts what God is really about. If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me? I'm a Muslim, but do you think Jesus would love me ... I think Jesus would have a drink with me and discuss ... why you acting like that? Now, he would be cool. He would talk to me. No Christian ever did that and said in the name of Jesus even ... They'd throw me in jail and write bad articles about me and then go to church on Sunday and say Jesus is a wonderful man and he's coming back to save us. But they don't understand that when he comes back, that these crazy greedy capitalistic men are gonna kill him again."

Stacey McKinley: "He sees a guy beggin' in the street and he gives him a hundred dollars. I'll say, 'Man, y'know the guy's just gonna spend it on crack!' But he says, 'I leave it to Allah to judge him.'"

"I'm a man. I lived it and I'm not afraid to die but when I die I'm going to paradise and I'm not worried."

On Himself
"The one thing I know, everyone respects the true person and everyone's not true with themselves. All of these people who are heroes, these guys who have been lily white and clean all their lives, if they went through what I went through, they would commit suicide. They don't have the heart that I have. I've lived places they can't defecate in."

"I'm not Mother Teresa. But I'm also not Charles Manson!"

"Fear is your best friend or your worst enemy. It's like fire. If you can control it, it can cook for you; it can heat your house. If you can't control it, it will burn everything around you and destroy you. If you can control your fear, it makes you more alert, like a deer coming across the lawn."

"I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too. I think it's un-American not to go out with a woman, not to be with a beautiful woman, not to get my %*@% sucked ... It's just what I said before, everybody in this country is a big f**king liar. [The media] tells people ... that this person did this and this person did that and then we find out that were just human and we find out that Michael Jordan cheats on his wife just like everybody else and that we all cheat on our f**king wife in one way or another either emotionally, physically or sexually or one way."

"There's no one perfect. We're always gonna do that. Jimmy Swaggart is lascivious, Mike Tyson is lascivious -- but we're not criminally, at least I'm not, criminally lascivious. You know what I mean. I may like to fornicate more than other people -- it's just who I am. I sacrifice so much of my life, can I at least get laid? I mean, I been robbed of my most of my money, can I at least get [oral sex] without the people wanting to harass me and wanting to throw me in jail?"

"At times, I come across as crude or crass, that irritates you when I come across like a Neanderthal or a babbling idiot at times. But I like to be that person. I like to show you all that person because that's who you come to see."

"I'm the most irresponsible person in the world. The reason I'm like that is because, at 21, you all gave me $50 or $100 million, and I didn't know what to do. I'm from the ghetto. I don't know how to act. One day I'm in a dope house robbing somebody. The next thing I know, 'You're the heavyweight champion of the world.' ... Who am I? What am I? I don't even know who I am. I'm just a dumb child. I'm being abused. I'm being robbed by lawyers. I think I have more money than I do. I'm just a dumb pugnacious fool. I'm just a fool who thinks I'm someone. And you tell me I should be responsible?"

On His Mental Health
"I don't know if I'm mentally sick, but I have... episodes sometimes. I'm a depressant kind of dude. I have episodes, and I'm human. But no one cares about my health as a human because sometimes I'm in my episodes when I'm at work."

"Well, [contemplating suicide] goes through everyone's mind, I'm sure. And if it doesn't I really must be crazy. Everyone thinks about that because sometimes, you know what I mean, it's just tough being a ni**er and it's tough being a bad ni**er."

I don't react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don't care about anything. It's just too hard for me to get emotional. I can't cry no more."

"I'm on the Zoloft [an antidepressant] to keep from killing y'all."

On America
"I'm just a dark guy from a den of iniquity. A dark shadowy figure from the bowels of iniquity. I wish I could be Mike who gets an endorsement deal. But you can't make a lie and a truth go together. This country wasn't built on moral fiber. This country was built on rape, slavery, murder, degradation and affiliation with crime."

Miscellaneous Quotes

"I really dig Hannibal. Hannibal had real guts. He rode elephants into Cartilage."

"I guess I'm gonna fade into Bolivian."

"I like the British bikes. I like British people. They're real mellow."

"I can sell out Madison Square Garden masturbating."

"I have some pain I'm gonna have for the rest of my life. So every now and then I kick your f**king %%#."

"I just want to conquer people and their souls."

The World According The Pretty Toney

Figured I'd repost these. I'm a big Ghost fan and these made me nearly piss myself.

I Need These.....

OK....I havent bought kicks in a hot minute. My last purchase was the Penny II I threw up on here a week or so ago that I copped last weekend...but I need these. True Blue III releasing internationally and not in the US. Totally lame but where there's a will there's a way. size 9.5 or 10!!!! Makes a good graduation/LATE b-day gift. I aint really too big on Jordans anymore but these shits are a must have.

COD Modern Warfare II Trailer


Coppin' this soon as it comes out. I dont play video games like that anymore but I'm looking forward to this.

Prenups Dont = Throwing In The Towel,It Just Means..

So....another one bites the dust....

Nas reportedly has been ordered by the court to pay Kelis about $44K in spousal/child support and her $45K in legal fees.There were rumors he cheated (which caused the divorce) and there were also rumors of Kelis telling a friend (in few words) that she'd clean him out.
  • Kelis is a recording artist. Recording artists make most of the their revenue from tours
  • I've seen numerous reports of her basically saying that she was on her last leg and would have to sell her jewelry. (-__-)
  • Nas didnt sign a prenup which is the dumbest move ever. Celeb or not.
  • He didnt hire 50 Cent's lawyer to rep him in court.
For those who dont know by now what a prenup is, take a look here.

I tend not to care about celebrity affairs, but whenever I see something like this go down, it gets to me (especially as a brotha with ambitions who's dealt with sheisty females). To me, the legal system is already geared towards women as is and in a lot of these cases, the defendant is paying for another person's lifestyle and not their actual kid. I've seen reports that 30K will go to Kelis for spousal support and 9K will go to Knight Jones needs'. If that's not some bullshit, I dunno what is. She's an able bodied woman, a recording artist at that. Gimme a fuckin' break here. This is ridiculous.

I totally agree with Red/Meth

This has been an issue of debate for a while now. Necole Bitchie wonders if this is why men are scared to marry.

You goddamn right!

I will not marry my wife without a prenup. In fact, I cant say I'd find it hard to leave her if she wouldnt. Shoutouts to Stephen Jackson on that one. It's not a matter of rich/poor. It's a matter of being smart and protecting your assets. I've talked to numerous females about this and for the most part, they felt like a prenup signifies lack of faith in a marriage and a foreshadowing of a breakup. Idealism at its finest. The divorce rate is 50% (if not more). I dont believe in letting other people's relationships dictate mine at all, but that says volumes. We also gotta face facts that marriage is a business, as much as we hate to admit it. Women have to understand that when men are hesitant to marry them, it may not really believe that we dont love them....but that we know that should anything go wrong (I'll always keep it in the back of my mind that things can go wrong, not that I want them to) and we want things to be as smooth as possible should anything happen. It aint like dating where we can just up and leave. I've seen it in my family. It gets UGLY.

In a lotta these cases, I really think that the woman feels jilted and figures she can hit a man where all of his worth comes from (meaning his wallet). American society dictates that men's worth is based on how much they gross a year (not his character for all you nice guys out there). The court profits a shitload off of this because it's a multibillion dollar industry.

If you two get married and build an empire together, you both deserve your piece according to what you contributed. Fair and square. However, if a dude is working hard and has his cake before he meets and marries someone, what the fuck part of the game is it that she is entitled to that money that was made BEFORE she came along? Their union makes them one, but their separation makes them both single again so how is that fair?

A prenup to me just means you want insurance. Sure, she might be offended but it's better to be safe and sorry. Nowadays, you cant trust anyone that much. Steve McNair AND Arturo Gatti (RIP) BOTH got bodied by women they were involved with within days of each other. These stakes are higher nowadays.

    "6 Minutes Freestyle"-Poe Picasso

    Got some new shit from my dude Poe Picasso. Freestyle over the "6 Minutes of Death" instrumental. Enjoy!

    While you're @ it, DL "Exhibit A". Exhibit B coming soon and I know it'll be fire.

    "Incarcerated Scarfaces"

    In lieu of the release of "OB4CL II".....I had to throw this up. One of my favorite tracks ever. The track just screams 90s...from the visuals to the RZA production to the lyrical content. Enjoy.

    Green Lantern (Fan Made Trailer)

    I Need These.....

    I like the Nautica inspired direction that C&C applied for outerwear for this fall (for the first two jackets). I stopped by the other day for my Penny II and saw the last jacket. Will be purchasing.

    Vintage ROC: "Crew Love"

    Love this song....was on the HKL:Volume II Bonus disc as well as the Belly soundtrack, which happened to be a VERY solid CD BTW.