Throwback Thursday: Aaliyah – More Than A Woman (2001)

In the honor of 15th anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing, here’s a Throwback Thursday post is “More Than A Woman” by Aaliyah. 

The video was shot before she died in the plane crash in August 25, 2001 after the completion of her video “Rock The Boat”.

She was 22 years old at that time.

RIP Aaliyah and the others who died in a plane crash at Bahamas.

Her legacy still lives on.

I’ve Got 99 Problems But A Cash Don’t Solve Them (Venting Session Volume IV)

This title of the post was inspired by a line from Jay Z’s song called “99 Problems” is one of my favorites.

This is the short venting session of wasting money. This is not a rant.

Ok world I got a huge problem on money management. The reason why I’m spending money because I need everything to buy like VCR, snacks, earphones, fast food joints and stuff like that. 

I can’t even solve them because there’s too many things would just stressing me out right now with all the money spending.

Last year was the worst of not saving every cash for picture frames, furniture, lamps, DVDs and things like that because of the most I like spend too much dollar on is out to eat restaurants, headphones, snacks, CDs and things like that.

Here are the list of the shxt that I might need to stop doin everything because of the budgeting.

  1. Beverages like Sprite because I wasted too much pop anytime if I drink them all. I’m no longer of doing that.
  2. Eating all the junk foods including potato chips and candy. I got some bag clips for it. I’m using it for lunches.
  3. CDs because I spend the most of it for every new releases during Fridays. 
  4. Stop buying the groceries that were not added on the shopping list.
  5. All the snacks and drinks from the vending machine cuz to me that’s a huge waste full of money.
  6. Purchasing too much stuff.

I’m not going to rant about running out of the groceries on social media and everything. 

I’m still budgeting and writin stuff down of everything that I spent.

This is the end of short venting session.

Song Of The Day: Katy Perry – Rise

Credit: Capitol Records

In the honor of the 2016 Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony airs live tonight at 8pm Eastern on NBC (Make sure you guys tune in), here the Song Of The Day for August 21st is “Rise” by Katy Perry. 

The song is also theme song of 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil is almost ending with the ceremony. 

Anyway here’s the video of Olympics footage for this track.

Oh by the way here’s the official video of the song.

I wanna give congrats to all the athletes for their wins and doing their thing at the Olympics including Michael Phelps, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Kevin Durant, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez, Alyson Felix, Jordan Burroughs, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Ashton Eaton, the whole Team USA, the whole Team Brazil and et cetera. Oh by the way I can’t forget two people from Michigan are Draymond Green and Claressa Shields for this wins. I’m proud of all of them.

I won’t just survive

Oh, you will see me thrive

Can’t write my story

I’m beyond the archetype
I won’t just conform

No matter how you shake my core

‘Cause my roots they run deep, oh
Oh, ye of so little faith

Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it

Victory is in my veins

I know it, I know it

And I will not negotiate

I’ll fight it, I’ll fight it

I will transform
When, when the fire’s at my feet again

And the vultures all start circling

They’re whispering, “You’re out of time”

But still I rise
This is no mistake, no accident

When you think the final nail is in

Think again

Don’t be surprised

I will still rise
I must stay conscious

Through the madness and chaos

So I call on my angels

They say
Oh, ye of so little faith

Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it

Victory is in your veins

You know it, you know it

And you will not negotiate

Just fight it, just fight it

And be transformed
‘Cause when, when the fire’s at my feet again

And the vultures all start circling

They’re whispering, “You’re out of time”

But still I rise
This is no mistake, no accident

When you think the final nail is in

Think again

Don’t be surprised

I will still rise
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it

Oh, oh, oh, oh

You know it, you know it

Still rise

Just fight it, just fight it

Don’t be surprised

I will still rise

Throwback Of The Day: The Buggles “Video Killed The Radio Star” (1981)

On August 1, 1981 MTV was born where they played music videos in 24 hours.

In the honor of their 35th anniversary, here a throwback of the day is “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. Good track.
Happy 35th Anniversary MTV!

There’s a new channel called “MTV Classic” replaces VH1 Classic. It’s on local listings right now.

MTV Classic featured some classic music videos of the decade, tv shows and stuff like that. 

UGK – Ridin’ Dirty [Full Album]

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Today is the 20th anniversary of UGK’s third southern Hip-Hop classic album Ridin Dirty.

The first time I heard I was 24 while I was living at my first apartment and stuff. 

Pimp C and Bun B were the trillest dudes to rap about the women, cars, money and stuff. And they also put Houston on the map. Greatest album ever made.

By the way those songs contains explicit language so please be warned and do not let your kids listen to this. For all the grown folks only, please enjoy the album.

Here’s the clean version of the album Ridin’ Dirty (Ridin’ Clean) where they rerecorded their clean verses for radio play and stuff like that.

Bonus Video: Discover The Classic Samples Used By UGK

RIP Pimp C.

Ridin Dirty is the best rap album ever.

A Tribe Called Quest – Beats Rhymes And Life [Full Album]

Photo Credit: Rap Music Guide 
Rap Music GuideOk world I’m back again with another post for THB Files.

A Tribe Called Quest released their fourth album titled Beats, Rhymes And Life on July 30, 1996. 

The album features production from The Ummah consists of Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and the late great J Dilla. 

I was into it since 20 years old while I was bored and stuff. The album changed my life. 

Consequence was also featured on the LP too. His verse was dope. 

Anyway today is the 20th anniversary of the classic ATCQ’s album so here is the full album of Beats, Rhymes and Life.

Bonus Video: Discover The Classic Samples Used A Tribe Called Quest

Rest in peace to Malik Izaak Taylor aka Phife Dawg who passed away on March 22, 2016 at his home in Contra Costa County, California when he was 45. Long Live The Five-Foot Assassin.

RIP J Dilla.

Throwback Thursday: Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters (1984)

I’m back at it again with a new Throwback Thursday post. The song is called “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. 

It’s theme song from the 1984 classic movie Ghostbusters. 

Good jam of the 80’s. One of my all-time favorites. 

Be on the lookout for the film reboot of Ghostbusters arrives into the theaters tomorrow.

I ain’t afraid of no ghost.