Welcome to my first website. I appreciate your bid'ness. As of now this website's only purpose is a place for me to spew my views at you...so you should be prepared to receive a lot of information you do not need. Below I will have any and all updates for each of the four segments of my site. Enjoy, my internet friends.
(a note about the picture: it will be changed every now and then...I am willing to take suggestions for good pictures.)
March 30th, 2000
Yes, I have been in a cave. The cave was big though, don't worry. I have done some random updating throughout the page. I have been busy working on another site, www.hiphopgeneration.org, which is a hip hop conference I am helping plan at UW-Madison. Check it out.
February 16th, 2000
Long time, woo. Anyway, there are new CDs and Movies of the week. Sorry about the lack of change on this main page, but I have been busy with school. Hopefully I'll get some time to do this more often.
January 31st, 2000
I updated the 'of the weeks.' Yeah.
January 27th, 2000
I made some slight changes to the BFF site. So if it were BFF 2.0, it is now BFF 2.1. Also, I changed the picture above and hope to have new CDs and movies of the week.
January 20th, 2000
I added a whole bunch of reviews to the BFF section. mmhmm.
January 19th, 2000
New essay and a whole bunch of changes and tour dates across the board. Check everything out.
January 13th, 2000
Welcome to 2000. We have new albums and movies of the week, so enjoy that. And I have done some updates to other parts of the site. Peace yo.
DECEMBER 24TH, 1999
I updated tour dates and the CD of the week. Yeah.
DECEMBER 13TH, 1999
I did a bunch of tour date updating and I added an article to the BFF page with some new news.
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You may know who Lil'
Wayne is. If not, then you will soon. Whether you are new to him
or not you should read this 'guest' interview. By guest, I mean,
I took it from somewhere.
Is Tha Block Real?
P4M: How does it feel to have one of the biggest opening weeks for a rap record in history, and are you worried at all about all the success given the shadiness of this business?
L: It's cool. I feel ready for whatever. I've been ready. And nah, I ain't worried, I'mma solja.
P4M: Is there a particular message in your music that you want people to understand?
L: My message is trying to let niggas know it's real. I'm a young nigga doing my thang, ya feel me? My message is Wayne. That's it. And yo, the block is hot. It's real.
P4M: What do you say to folks that say you are sending a definite message about materialism since your songs usually revolve around diamonds, cars, cash and women?
L: You know we gotta bling bling. It's a must. I'm just showing my hard work, how we earned it. It ain't about what another nigga ain't got. This business ain't as easy as it looks, you on the road, you do the video shoot, movie shoot, perform, so I earned this, and I'm gonna enjoy it while I got it.
P4M: So you don't worry about glorifying a certain lifestyle?
L: Nah, cuz I'm showing that anybody can do whatever it is they put they mind to. I'm doing this without school, but that don't mean that's for everybody. It's hard out here, but I show that you can be something, whatever it is you want to do. That's also my message to my daughter, that she can be something. Her daddy is young and rich, so she can be somebody too. I'mma nigga from the hood and it's real and I'm expressing myself.
P4M: Does your daughter have anything to do with your choice not to curse much on your songs?
L: Well nah, I don't curse cuz I know what kind of crowd I reach. It's a young crowd and I'mma respectful nigga. Niggas can still feel me tho' cuz what I say is real.
P4M: What is real?
L: The block is real. The streets is real. Magnolia and Hollygrove [communities in New Orleans] is real. The coke is flowing, hoes is blowing, niggas is killing niggas. It's Christmas season now, so the block is hot! You come round here and you just get hurt. That's real. A nigga do for dollar. Money makes the world go 'round. Plain and simple. And so I protect myself. I stayed strapped all the time, it's mandatory out here. I gotta protect myself, protect my daughter, protect what I got.
P4M: Do you ever think about why that is? On the cover of your CD you have on some red, white and blue boxers like maybe you are representing America. Do you see a connection between the way America is run and the way things are where you grew up?
L: Yeah, I guess white folks got something to do with that, the government got something to do with that, niggas got something to do with that. On the cover though, yeah, I'm straight up representing with that. It's the US of A...The United Streets of America. Cuz the streets is at war.
P4M: When does that battle stop though, when do you have enough, when are you satisfied?
L: I ain't set yet, I can tell you that. There's too much to get, more money to get, more tapes to sell, more rings, more ice. I ain't promised tomorrow, patna, so I'm gonna enjoy it now.
P4M: Do you think about traveling, leaving out of Magnolia, the South?
L: Nah. I travel too much touring. I don't like traveling too much.
P4M: Ever been overseas?
L: Nah, I ain't never been overseas. If I went somewhere, maybe I would go to Canada or something. But right now I'm here doing my thing, this music.
P4M: You talk about God a bit in your music. How does the hustle fit into that?
L: Without Him none of this would be. I wasn't no church boy or nothing. I went with my grandmother but then stopped when I got older. But I pray every night and I believe in Him. I see that this success, I didn't give it to myself, somebody has got to be responsible.
P4M: So what do you think God has in store for you in the future? Five years, ten years?
L: Well, my second album is already finished, but I ain't got no title for it yet. I'm on Juve's new joint Tha G Code and we're working on BG's new album right now. This here movie is about the Hot Boys, it's called Baller Blockin' and it's like a drama with comedy, plus there is a soundtrack. I play myself. We down here in the Magnolia with the project peoples, the soljas, the crackheads, the dope sellas. In January is the Cash Money/Ruff Riders Tour. In five years? I'll be writing and rhyming. In ten years? I'll be sitting back rich as a fish. I don't know if I'll be rhyming or what, but I'll be in this business somehow. I don't even know, all I can say is that I'm not done by a long shot.
January 31st, 2000
Old news and essays can be found here. (as if you care)