Friday, January 1, 2010

237 homicides in 2009.
Let's pray this year is different.

Happy New Year, everyone.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

You Guys!!

I'm a year older, working my ass off, and hoping I won't be in the same place mentally and spiritually come this time next year. Random; I know, but I wanted to give you the quickest update possible. Let's proceed!

I've got some blogs for everyone to read, but I really don't have much time to post anymore. So, here's the deal:

-If you consider yourself a musician, songwriter, producer, or artist of ANY kind, I suggest you follow my other blog. It's open to RSS feeds, so there's no excuse!
This is the blog I post on frequently, as it covers everything music and art, as well as BlackMuzik tracks and what's going on with the group. Follow and stay up-to-date!
-After some internal debate, I've decided not to delete my Blogger page. I will continue to blog here, but all my posts will be keeping with the pace I've had before I lost track--all my personal thoughts, rants and soapbox moments. The longer, deep thought posts, you know.

And, I won't be blogging here unless I really have something to post. Which means my posts will be far between, but not too few. I've got a nice bit of saved posts here, and they'll be up after I edit, proofread and possibly re-draft. I'm a perfectionist. It's a gift and a curse.

As I've previously stated, if you're interested in reading something from me at least 4 times out of the week, please don't hesitate to follow my Tumblr blog.

Until next post!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dear Dr. Dre,

As a fan of your music and business ethics, I’m sorry to say you’ve officially lost your rabbit ass mind. Almost 3 stacks for a laptop and at least $300 for your headphones? Really?

I understand that there are people in the industry who use the headphones, and your name is a brand in itself, so your products are expected to be a little pricey…but this is ridiculous.

What about your die hard fans; who can identify with NWA lyrics, or songs from The Chronic; that can’t afford a way out of their own neighborhood, much less something to listen to your music from? What about that little boy/girl who, dispite the musical influences around him/her today, wants to be the next Dre? How do they feel when they see that their favorite person in the entire world is trying to rape their pockets for their lunch money?

Did you at least take one tip from Stephon Marbury?

As an engineer, I can honestly say that Beats by Dre headphones are no better than any Sennheisers, Bose or Sonys I’ve worked with. Sennheisers have the same design on most of their headphone models, and their prices start at 70 bucks. Bose still reigns supreme in the audio industry, as does Sony. Your name should not give you reason to jack your prices up $100+. And very rarely do I hear someone mention your headphones for the actual performance, but comment on the looks instead.

I had been keeping this in for a long time now, but I heard news about your new laptop and went berserk. An HP laptop with the sound designed by people who work on your music, which is cool…but let’s face it, poor quality mp3s are what give laptops crappy sound. And how much of “your” sound can we really get out of laptop speakers?!

Dre, you’re slapping all your fans in the face for this one. The people who buy your albums legally, supported your tours and concerts when you were active in the industry. They’re pissed.

Stop being a dick and consider the fans.

Still Bumping The Chronic,
Ziggy The Chief

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday Haiku

I laughed; he wanted
Knowing me inside and out
To be literal.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Just...Make It Stop.

Beating Death Of Derrion Albert, 16, Caught On Video
*Warning: Violent Content*

This video and story is highly disturbing. I could only watch :47. My heart feels heavy after hearing about this...and it's worse because it damn sure won't make Good Morning America. And if it does, I'll eat crow. But...I doubt it. I know Baltimore is bad, and I've heard Chicago is off the chain...but when is it enough?

"UPDATE: Three teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in Derrion Albert's beating death.

Silvanus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric Carson, 16, all of Chicago, were charged as adults ordered held without bond, the Tribune reports.

Prosecutors declared Albert an "innocent bystander" in the fight that led to his death.

Chicago police are still investigating the gang fight that erupted Thursday in Roseland that resulted in the death of 16-year-old Fenger High School student Derrion Albert.

Albert was killed in a melee near the school that police believe is a continuation of ongoing tensions between Fenger students that are members of rival gangs.

An amateur video of the brawl shows dozens of people punching, kicking and swinging wooden boards in the street. Albert was struck by blows from one of those boards, Fox Chicago reports, and the video obtained by Fox shows a person getting hit with a board and then stomped on after falling to the ground.

As people rush to help the injured person, a voice can be heard on the video yelling, "Derrion, get up!""

*story behalf of the Huffington Post.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just (Another) Friendly Reminder:

If you haven't noticed, the URL of this blog has changed. It is no longer It is

Make those necessary changes so you can continue to keep up with my posts!!!!

An Explanation.

I realized my followers and the ones I follow deserve one.

Just because I haven't been posting frequently here, doesn't mean I haven't been posting at all.

I have another blog; no, not because one provider is better, but because I was looking for a different avenue to blog about my music, reviews, etc. I've found a nice little niche in the blogosphere, and it's here.

Now, I've posted about BlackMuzik on this blog before, but my Tumblr blog will host nothing but BlackMuzik updates, new music, news about us and my opinions on the art today, of course. Please feel free to check it out, and follow if you're a fellow Tumblr.

Hell, follow if you're not a fellow Tumblr. Some of yall mofos have Google Reader, I know it!