Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Insomniac should be the name of my next mixtape lol

So, I am going through that phase again when I cannot sleep. Last night I even left my house at 3:30 in the morning to go get a X Bacon sandwhich from the other side of Newark. Yeah.. and I took the bus and walked through downtown and Ferry to get there. Wildn. As I walked I felt really bad for the homeless people out there. There was even a woman who had her face rested on the cold concrete out by Penn Station. Almost looked like she was dead. I woke her up by a lil yell saying "excuse me miss". I held out a dollar for her she denied it and just went back to sleep. Maybe sleep is worth more than money. I felt bad, maybe it takes her a while to go to sleep. Anyways, I just like looking out for people.. even if it may not be the smartest thing to do.

What I also noticed when walking was how I had to walk tall and look tough. It is a scary place out there. Sometimes people have to mean mug because the streets cannot be survived without being fierce. Showed a lot.

When getting to this Portuguese restauraunt I imediately felt as if I was a threat. I just want to be seen as another human being. I can tell the man working there expected me not to pay or something and this woman found it odd for a person like me (ghetto style/ rican) to walk in there especially without any Portuguese friends to tag along. I guess I cannot blame them. I think everyone does it in some way. What I do know for a fact is that being a true racist is so sad because it limits what you can do in life. Not that these people are racist at all but another situation I faced showed me what a true racist is and it is sad. Even if I do not really seem to get along with certain types of people I still give everyone a chance. I have so many different culture, religion, nationality friends I feel like I've been around the world. It feels great to embrace other cultures and people.

I think everyone should not see people for qualities such as nationality or religion. People should be seen for how they behave, act, react, work, and connect with one another. People should embrace it and see it as a good thing like I already said.

So I am up again 5:06 AM. But at least I am doing what I love, blogging. Now back to my video making. Got a documentary and a couple music videos to publish soon. Gotta get this done before the semester starts cuz tryna get a 4.0 yepp. Thanks 4 reading!

PS. Fk spell checking. and if interested in music go to http://bc2tone.tumblr.com

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Love, Forgive, Enjoy, and Relax

bc 2-Tone

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Father's Music Shop Comes to Closing

It brought tears to my eyes to hear my father tell me he had to close his music shop. Over 20 years of being in business and now because of illegal downloading and bootlegging his honest business became obsoslete. This is sad because of all the history of the store. Started off with RonTheDon's father and my father. The store was robbed when first opened. The next day our crazy fathers stood out with weapons waiting for anyone who was trying to break in again (almost comical lol). Luckily it did not come down to the point where any violence took place but for many years to come my father held the store. RonTheDon's father left out and went to become a truck driver. While my dad was living it up wth success in the early 90's. It was the life with him. No more working a hard job at the airport. He was his own boss. With his own place to relx and chill with friends after closing hours. Throughout this journey my dad became a man. He was betrayed by an employee who he hired. This man who he hired was given all the respect by my dad and this man took advantage and tried to taint my father's name and steal from him and even open a store 2 blocks from my father's location. This is just some of the drama in the history of my father's store. Now as far as the good. This was his life. He is a businessman. A kind man to the neighborhood. CITY SOUNDS. This is the spot where true Puerto Ricans came to as well as other people who embraced the culture. Everyone was welcome. Late night plartying playing instruments people having fun. Too much to even say while typing and it hurts to know that my father's home is going away. He dedicated his life to his store. It was a home for us all. Now my father is accepting that he has to close business. He held off quite longer than expected. Great man. Things will change for the better. He has been straightening up everything in life. Once an alchoholic, now a sober man. That says a lot. He has dedication! Things will get better. For now the memories is what will live. The music will last forever! Music is in my family's blood. Now I need to record a track with some spanish flavor lol.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Brick Set is going Hollywood

Tomorrow morning I go to California. Let's see what the hype is about. I want to thank my babe Claudia for helping with the trip a lot, Continental Airlines, and Jerzee Joe since I will be going with him. I am going to put on for the crew that I helped create and will continue to let grow. Sign up for Ustream. You can watch the webshow here but don't think you can interact unless you get an account and watch it through the page. For now just listen to my music as well as other music that may involve Hollywood. Eminem and System of a Down have good songs that talk about crazy Hollywood. I want to make a song about Hollywood, but after I exprerience it. I will miss Newark. I love all of you who support and respect me and I thank you.


Check out this new song I put together quickly last night ;)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bricks are Crumbling. I will pick them up.

What's the point in making a soap oprah of a rap group? We always hit eachother up. I see others hit you up to work as well, and it seems like you are leaving because of one dude. I never chose sides. You want to leave what you helped create, that is like leaving your child. We were just starting to blow up. I was just finishing school and I read some bull shit. I was always there for everyone that needed me. Now someone leaves and taints the name of Brick Set. Just know I will keep pushing and promoting that name because that name is what promotes me, and promotes all of us in the crew. Man it's still Brick Set and I'll carry the name on my back no matter how much the "building weighs".

On other news.
Jerzee Joe and I are still going to California to chill and promote for Brick Set.
Sign up for Ustream to interact with our live shows down there because we want to
still be with our people from Jersey! Check up for more info as to the time were going on. http://ustream.com

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Brick Set is finally falling into place.

Now what you guys may not know is that things between the crew are a little shady. Some members are not getting along. Some are not putting in as much effort as we'd like. HOWEVER! Now I am going to take initiative to save the crew. I just sent a message to my Brick Set brothers on how we will group up. We got plans! Big Plans! T shirts, fliers, a party, heavy recording in the studio, taking group pics, getting organized, posting MP3's online, and printing hard copy mixtapes. All that will come into works and it will show. Individual, duo, and group mixtapes are going to be finalized by the end of FEBRUARY. That is when everything will change and Brick Set will be known, respected, loved, feared, and hated. BRICK SET you heard it here first.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I am different. I know it.

Standing on Market St. in front of a check cash place I just watch how people are. The young are living reckless. TThe old guys are doing anything to have a conversation with a yound lady, whether its giving them a free newspaper or asking about their kids. I see how wild some people act and how out of towners have an uncomfortable look in their face when they are walking to the prudential building. I am standing. One dude comes up to me and asks where the weed at? I say Idk check up the block. What I was thinking is that do I look like a drug dealer? Then a hispanic teenager comes up to me and asks where are the spots to shop? I give him some names and asks where he is from.. Trenton. So I ask myself do I look like I know where to shop. Then I give this bum a quarter before I walk in the check cash and he tells me a long story about how he had dreads. Nice dude. He was like fascinated by me. What I'm saying is that people make a character up for you based on appearance. Also, old people are fun to talk to.

Changing the subject.. Man I am still the class clown man, a better one now tho lol. I am unpredictable I don't even know what I will say in a class. All I know is that professors love it, students love it or hate it, and I just think I am lucky. When I blow up do interviews on my classmates and ask how was it like being in the classroom with 2-Tone. You will laugh your heart out and be in disbelief. I don't want to get into the details about specifics. Just know that Life is fun-ny.