sidenote. be sure to stop by whitman cant jump as much as possible because what i’m saying here i’m saying nowhere else, nor is it SAID anywhere else anyways. point being, you will get a unique look into my fucked up mind.
i was originally going to call it ‘skipp killz lupe.’ and i had a sort of kill bill style cover going. i feel like half my motivation for recording any of these projects is the images that come to my mind when i’m creating the cover for them. having total control (ie. production, lyrics, recording, graphics etc) is the only way for me. although it does take a while longer to get things done.
the more i worked on “the whitman fiasco” the more i realized that “skipp killz lupe” wasn’t an appropriate title. not cause i don’t think I’m better than Lupe, more so because it’s not at all an agressive project. this cd/mixtape/download/whatever is (without a single question) the MOST personal thing that I’ve ever done.
some topics covered. my very personal and difficult struggle in expressing myself without flying things over everybody’s head (see ‘clean’ post) // a brutally honest discussion regarding my past relationships along with my perspectives of positives verse negatives, with an ultimate outlook of being thankful i’m single, a song that has already cause some real life drama // memories of being teased, being spaced out, being high in school and in life in general // a vivid account of growing up in the suburbs and the honest feelings that i coped with living in a household, town, and culture in which i did not belong // . . . and so on . . .
the more i write the more i learn that the more honest i am the better (and more easier) writing gets. most of you fuckin rappers have NO FUCKING IDEA what keeping it real means (but that’s a whole nother story).
so ultimately (haha, i guess i can get a bit sidetracked from a point), i called it THE WHITMAN FIASCO for a couple reasons. one, cause of the ‘fiasco’ i was going through over my last mixtape that the time i was writing it. two, cause it’s ridiculously autobiographical (as afore mentioned). so in that way, FIASCO referring to the general difficulties of growing up . . not to mention it’s all Lupe (fiasco)’s beats. Actually, his producers’ beats but . . you get it.
we’re looking at a borderline . . quadruple entendre. chew on that Jay!
First off welcome to whitman cant jump. All skipp whitman all the time. Except for when I’m talking about somebody else. But even then, because it’s on my time, it’s indirectly about me anyways.
Ok, for lack of anything else to do from the jump I’m getting my latest releases up and available. Cause nobody’s on myspace anymore. And I don’t care for my 8th grade classmates to know THAT much about me and twitter’s for the birds.
So without further ado. “INT LCL PRESENTS: CLEAN” This is the same thing as the formerly titled “MIXTAPE” (skipp whitman vs. ” “) Due to flack from his “estate” I had to take that version down, remove the material that was about to get me involved in a lawsuit and “clean” it up . . eg. the title. get it? I’m clever huh?
just click on the front or back of the mixtape pic and the DL should start right away. Also, if you’ll notice how I listed the trax. on the back. Instead of 1, 2, 3, and . . i put them in order but in context of saying some pretty fuckin significant shit if i DO say so myself. I’m humble yea.
Which brings me to the other point of this “blog.” a lot of shit that I do whether it’s designing my shit or writing or whatever, I’m usually either the only one or one among only a few entertained by it. This is not because it’s not entertaining it’s because it flies over most peoples’ heads. SO . . . and most of this stuff (ie. creative tracklisting) is simply too good to not get . .
I can already tell I’ll be breaking a lot of shit down.
OK . . NOW!! really. w/out further ado. “CLEAN