Monday, September 9, 2013

WHAT WILLIE STYLEZ THINKS ABOUT => The Hardest Verse in Rap History … Was it the infamous #KendrickVerse?

So What Does STYLEZ Think?

Well, first off, I love Kendrick Lamar and that Control verse was HOT, impactful and as hard as they come these days! BUT, please don’t get it twisted! Still, after all these years, the HARDEST, emotionally charged, head-cracking-ness verse ever to be broadcasted by a top rapper in the game, simply started with these words:
"FIRST OFF! F**k Yo B**ch and the clique you claim…"
Hit ‘Em Up by 2Pac
You might say, “but that 2Pac verse was just pure violence!” Well, yes, yes it is! But actually it was (well, at least a little bit) more! The anger, emotion (and violence) that you hear in “Hit’em Up” is WHY it is the “Hardest Verse” (and song) ever written! That verse (and song) was so well written and callous about the lives and safety of the rappers that 2Pac called out, that it made you want to hate those rappers too! The song went on, for 3 or 4 more, hate filled verses, which included the rape and pillage of an entire staff, record label, crew and a bunch of other rappers and groups that 2Pac decisively and lyrically murdered! His disdain was so evident and poetically conveyed; it was indeed a turning point in rap music that we have never recovered from! No one, that I know of, with 2Pac’s status as a rap star, has ever had the audacity and tenacity to call out that many individuals, risking safety of his self and others!

In contrast, what Kendrick Lamar did was claim to be more important and controversial than some really important/controversial things (like the Pope and Muslims eating pork). He then claimed to (ironically) be the son of 2Pac’s alter-ego, Makaveli, AND the (rap) King of New York (incidentally, Kendrick is from Compton, California)! He then called out a bunch of rappers by name, and advised them that though they are all cool with him, he would proceed to (lyrically) murder each and every one of them. He would also proceed to erase their presence from the minds and hearts of each and every one of their core fans, as well as inducing the general public into never wanting to hear them speak another noun OR verb! (In good humor, one of the rappers called out, Mac Miller, advised he would resort to spittin’ the wildest adjective verses ever) He then advised that he would even forget what competition was, because he’s just that good! Then he challenged all rappers to be better rappers, raising the bar so high, that it would be easier to skydive from 5 planes, flown by a drunken grandfather, trying to land (which means the plane wouldn’t be high enough to safely skydive from), all while bumping 2Pac in the cockpit so loud that all he thinks of is violence (oh, the irony)! The verse was hard, and impactful, but not as controversial and emotional as the 2Pac verse!

If you’re not a Hip-Hop head, or avid rap fan, then you may have missed both songs (Control by Big Sean/Kendrick Lamar/Jay Electronica; and Hit ‘Em Up by 2Pac and The Outlawz). And you may ask, “what is so special about these verses!?” Well, what you have to do is listen to the songs. Listen to the poetry, lyricism, and delivery. I gave you the “translated”, plain English, explanation of what they were saying, but when you hear the words as they convey them, you will understand (hopefully, if you appreciate the “art” of rap) why these two verses are so “out cold”, impactful to the game of rap, and exciting to rap listeners everywhere!

That is what Stylez thinks! What do you think?

Monday, March 11, 2013

WHAT STYLEZ THINKS ABOUT => "Bad" Kids and their education! Is it time for a change?


A Facebook (and real life) friend posted a topic recently about types of suspensions given out to kids when they are "being bad" or violating rules, etc. She jokingly related:

If I were in school, I would be elated to be suspended! Don't have to get up early or do in class assignments! Heck! Why not try to get suspended to have a legimate reason not to go to school???!!! LOL

But she has a point here, what is going through the mind of a kid when they're suspended!? What can schools do to curb or deter that WANT to be suspended attitude? Is there time for a change? This Is What STYLEZ Thinks!

My kids' school does both "no school" and "in shool"... they call it In-House strangely enough... style suspensions. It depends on the offense and number times the kid has violated certain offenses. But I do think the In-School suspension probably discourages the kids from thinking they are going to get away with chillin at the crib! But it still sucks because they don't do any work and they continue to fail their classes, so I don't think it's as effective as the teachers think. I think they should make it like a learning bootcamp. You go to In-School Suspension, you're away from your friends (or most of them, since I'm sure "that" crowd probably runs together) and then force them to do EXTRA work, projects, homework, etc! Now THAT would teach them!

I have a few kids at home that love school and In-School and Out-of-School suspensions would hurt them to their hearts. But I know, a couple of my kids and SO MANY kids at their school seemed to live for those "free days"! SMDH! I hated it and complained but it fell on deaf ears. So many administrators are still under that archaic notion that you need to remove the "bad element" to save the good. But they don't realize if you keep tellin a kid they're bad... then what do you think they're going to be!?

Not to say I don't agree in some instances... because I know I don't want drug dealers and gang members around my kids when they're supposed to be learning. But dang, you can't deny and deprive these kids of education, then they will just reville in their own stupdiity and continue down the same dead-end path they're own with no repurcussions in sight, until it's too late! I have tried to talk to my couple of wayward kids, and provide a good example of hard work! But hey, I'm just the parent, who they think "isn't cool like the entertainers/their friends/etc"! So it was a battle to keep them on the straight and narrow! But I feel so strongly about education that I don't any kid needs to be completely devoided of that chance to learn! That's Bad!

So, that is what Stylez thinks! What do you think!?

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Monday, January 21, 2013

WILLIE STYLEZ LIKES => THE HAIRCUT by @SpokenReasons @KevinEdwardsJr

OMG this video, by Spoken Reasons and Kevin Edwards Jr, was HILARIOUS!!


See, that's why you only VISIT the barber the first time. Watch who everyone go to and see how their cuts come out! SMH! LOL!

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Saturday, January 5, 2013


Well, actually, I guess you could call it a comeback!! That’s right, I’m back and I’m hoping to be more consistent with my Blog and Tumblr postings! Let’s start from the beginning…

2011 saw the death of my father-in-law, an AMAZING, GENEROUS, KIND, PATIENT, WISE, WONDERFUL man who helped… take that back… he DID raise my children, especially the older 4 from birth!!! He was instrumental in the success, progress and stability of my family long before I even became involved with my wife in 2001! Well, all that came to an end on November 16, 2011 when Iran Milo Wasson; Grandfather, Father, Mentor, Teacher, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Confidante, Traveler, Thinker, Music Lover, Historian, etc, etc, etc; passed away from complications with colon cancer.

This began the transition, which actually began long before that, but was at that time, smack right in my face! It was the moment, my father-in-law and my own father, Alexander Williams Jr., another AMAZING, KIND, HARD-WORKING, PASSIONATE, STUBBORN yet ULTRA SMART man had been preparing me for! They were my blueprints to success as a father and leader of my family! I had to step up and do whatever it took, make sacrifices, make the right moves, etc… to raise and take care of my children the best way I could!

I asked myself for weeks… was I ready, how was I going to make this work, I had a new job, a lot of financial pressures, a business I needed to figure out what to do with… but then it happened! Jehovah stepped in! Between November 2011 and May 2012, life seemed to be on fast forward and slow motion at the same time… but things just came together! My job worked with me to make sure I could be there for my family and especially my children! My finances miraculously came together as I took on the right jobs and assignments to get what I needed, of course not all I wanted, but definitely just what I needed to get financially stable again even with substantial losses I took in 2010 and 2011! It all came together! All I could do was thank Jehovah, through his son Jesus Christ, for all the blessings I was receiving!

The rest of 2012 went quite well for my family, and even through a few struggles here and there, we came out of it renewed and strong! So with that, I felt the time was now to start reanalyzing what I was doing with my time, my goals, and my world! So what I came up with… I won’t really reveal now… but what I will say, is I’ve made some decisions (NOT resolutions), to reshape and refocus some goals and tasks that I may have neglected in 2012.

One of which is my blogging. I haven’t written a good posting since June 2012, and even before that, it was sporadic at best! So here’s my refocused goal…

-          Blog, write, surmise, meditate on some THING, TOPIC, PERSON, ACTIVITY… SOMETHING! And WRITE!!!

-          It may not be daily, maybe not even weekly, but try to have something out there on a semi-regular basis… just to let you all know… I’m STILL Willie Stylez… I’m STILL here… I’m STILL relevant!

And with that being said... LET’S GO!!!

And That Is What STYLEZ Thinks! What do you think? Please comment, make suggestions, or just say WELCOME BACK STYLEZ!  

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