|JUSTIN & USH, USH, USHER!|
THE ENEMY IS THE PUBLIC; PUBLIC ENEMY #1
|THE PUPPET MASTER|
|PRINCE ROGERS NELSON|
Written By: Craig Shelton
Date Posted: 08-11-2010
PART 1."THE MUSIC"
American rock group R.E.M., told us that: "life is bigger than you and you, so why not me", in their classic, "Losing My Religion".
The late great 2 Pac Shakur made every guy who grew up without his dad and looking out for his t-lady (aka mother for the hip-hop-lingo-challenged) get seriously heavy eyes when he gave us the hip hop ballad "Dear Mama".
The Artist aka Prince, shocked us with three simple words in the 80s when he uttered the now infamous lyrics: "Do Me Baby".
I don't know about you folks, but I have been mesmerized by the penmanship of music's greatest writers for as long as I could articulate the English language.
It should be noted that, I was raised as a God-fearing Christian man who unlike my dear friend & HMW teammate, Mike in DA, actually believes in God. Lol. Mike often jokes that, he "relies on God, more so than he, believes in God" (lol Mike is a deep katt).
Nevertheless, I make this point mainly because as a young Christian kid growing up in the south side hoods of H-Town, admittedly, I may have lived more by the lyrics of my favorite artist, more so than the words in black & red print in the world's number one best seller. By the way, shouldn't The Bible be free? You know, kinda like the Green Sheet? Shouldn't you be able to just walk into the Valero's and just grab the good book with your coffee on the way out the door? Lol...just a thought!
|ALICE IN CHAINS|
THE HIGHS & LOWS!
|FRANKIE BEVERLY & MAZE|
But if I'm driving along listening to that new Bun B joint featuring Young Jeezy or some classic Metallica like "Puppet Master", my ass is headed for a municipal court appearance for driving more than 10 miles over the speed limit! I listen to music when I'm working and if no one is watching I even listen to music when I'm praying.
|BUN B AKA THA TRILL OG|
|MARVIN GAYE "LET'S GET IT ON"|
|GEORGE CLINTON & |
Do you recall where you were and what you were doing the first time you heard George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic's "Flashlight"? How about Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" or Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"? I remember what I was doing the first time I heard many of my favorites, but I can't remember where the hell my paycheck went last week!
|CRAIG'S DAUGHTER TAMAR|
|CRAIG'S SON WILLIAM|