1st Quarter Report (Time For A Commercial Break)

A couple of days late, but the 1st quarter of 2009 is in the can. That means I survived my first quarter of blogging on the regular. Yo! This. daily. blogging. shit. is. an. effin. grind. I have a whole new level of respect for you internets soldiers out here in the blogosphere who have been doing this thing consistently and for a while. I am truly amazed and humbled at how my favorite bloggers have been steady getting it in day and night after day and night like clockwork, and I salute you. I’m trusting and hoping that I’m not shitting on this thing of yours, this thing of ours. I respect your blog craft and I’m doing my best in making sure I play my little part in continually raising the bar. Please feel free to check me whenever you feel your boy is reckless blogging and swerving outta control. I welcome your advice and criticisms with open arms. Like, how I don’t/ can’t keep my posts to the standard less than 75o word count minimum rule. For some reason, I’m having a serious problem in keeping my usual avalanche of words from falling out of my dome and onto your computer screen. I’m so sorry for that, so sorry for having you, fellow bloggers and faithful readers in having to read through my long ass pieces almost on a daily basis. Wifey been telling me for years that I talk to much, and now I see what she’s been bitching about. Please be patient as I’ma work extra hard during the next quarter in keeping my shit short, brief and to the point.

But I’m loving it though. Loving the fact that I’m finding my voice. Loving that my 15 years of experience in the music industry is a commodity that I can generously share with you all. Loving that this “old head” can take rusty ass memories, bang them out onto my keyboard and have them coming out sounding so fresh and brand new to the world. Loving that I’m officially down with this movement, that here and now, during this period, me, you and my fellow blog masters are slowly and steadily locking down our rightful place in history. Most important, I’m loving you for coming through my lane on the regular, for supporting Combat Jack and for finding whatever part of this thing that informs you, entertains you and keeps you coming back. Thank you, thank you, and once again thank you. Without you, this blog would be a masterbatory exercise in self gratification and masterbaition blogging don’t really sound like too much fun. [||] on that though.

Going into the 2nd quarter, I hereby vow to continue in the delivery of quality material. I realize that your time is valuable,especially since we are living in an age of information overload. I promise that in you stopping by the Daily Mathematics, you will not have wasted a second of your day. I will keep that promise, and if I feel I can’t live up to my word to you, I will gracefully bow out.

Shout outs to Byron Crawford, p/k/a “Fuck Boy”, [||]. Thanks again for letting a nigga rock with you when I was a lil snot nose. Eskay p/k/a The Big Co-Sign, you see it and already know what it is. To my brother from another borough Dallas Penn, the original Internets Celebrity, put the Mountain Dew down my dude, especially since we about to snatch this paper grandly and by the sacks and I ain’t tryn’a see you lapse into no diabetic coma before we rob the effin bank blind. To my lil sis Marvelous Mo, you got the juice now, time to shoo all them birds from fluttering on your property. To my Favorite White Boy, Robbie, Benhameen and to all the heads listed on the CJ blog fam role, thanks for showing mad love to a knicca. You all have made this that much more enjoyable.

To my wifey and kids, thank you. Daddy ain’t gone crazy, I’m just on a mission. It will be worth it. Trust. To the big homie Fab 5 Freddy, getting the steady twit passes from the Original Renaissance B-Boy is an honor, thank you for that. To my dude Clark Kent, we stay being Brooklyn’s Finest. To Gis, my dude and soldier, you remain a true stand up nigga and I appreciate you for that. Yo, Elliot Wilson, you know who I is so what it do? Thembisa, Dori, thanks for the prep talk and in convincing me that I’m not wasting my time, thank you. Lamonte, you’re too talented, however, the world will catch up to you and soon, watch. A special super thank you to the homie Sha Money XL, you personally blessing my “50 Cent Is Not A Rapper” piece is major, really though. Tell Fif I said whaddup.

To all of my posters, friend and foe, thank you. Your daily messages are like food for the soul. Or is it ego? Plus, some of ya’ll really be leaving some witty, original funny ass comments. That “body that latte” from the lil’ Run’s House kids is classic and will stay being in my vernacular for a long time.

Finally, to the crab ass “Frenemie” who called my house bitching about that same 50 Cent post, screaming all types of lame ass threats in my ear, a major thank you for exposing and for playing yourself “homie”. You stepped way outta line with that move, but I now see the hate flowing in your blood. With all the history I thought we had, I was bigging you up in my posts only because I had mad respect for you. Especially since the world done passed you by and forgot about your very minor contributions to the music game a long effin time ago, sensitive ass nigga. Your name has been removed from all posts and I’ma make sure the world keeps on in forgetting who the eff you are, you little ass man. You stay being forgotten. Run tell that to your lawyers. I’ll be waiting for them right here.

And with all the pomp and circumstance now out of the way, it’s time to get back to our regularly scheduled program.


29 Responses to “1st Quarter Report (Time For A Commercial Break)”

  1. lurker Says:

    yo cj, keep it up my dude.[ll] Who is this frenemie you speak of?

  2. Vee (Scratch) Says:

    Keep it up! This blog is super-funky-fresh.

  3. Robbie Says:

    For a second there I thought I was your favorite white boy, but that’s a whole ‘nother dude.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I don’t mind the sprawling, stream of consciousness thing you’ve got going on here.. It’s also cool that we can get a glimpse inside the boardroom every now and again, re: 50.

    Hopefully Jay Z will read the Dame post, sit back, reminisce, dowse a tear with a $100 bill, call that loud ass bald guy and look to get his albums back on track.

  5. Greg Says:

    Seriously keep up the good work. Your pieces are such a good change from the mundane Nah Right posts.

  6. dorifern Says:

    If I were a black man instead of a white woman, I think I would be you (or at least I would aspire to–tho maybe without so many kidlets). That’s why I love what you do. Keep on keeping on, my partner in alternate lifestyles. Thanks for the shout!

  7. 40 Says:

    Seriously CJ this is the Colbert Report to Dallas’ “Daily Show” in my daily blog reading. As some one who attempted a blog way back in the day I understand, respect and salute the hard work it takes to get drops done on the day to day and us readers and commenters are more than grateful. Keep hittin’ ’em homie…

    40 Diesel aka “Will Chair A Nigga”

    PS – The graph graphic is tight work, because it looks like I’m reading some reports or some shit like that at work. Corporate imagery camouflage is whats hot on the Internets for grown folks blogging and reading!

  8. twerkolator Says:

    don’t shorten the posts!!!! keep them shits long, b!!!


  9. Moody Says:

    ill site fam,checking it out on the daily.keep up the good work.def like the insight coming from an experienced industry insider (opposed to 20 yr old wanna be’s who really have no clue about this culture of ours)

  10. M Says:

    Keep the movement moving my g

  11. Dr.Backshots Says:

    Yo these blogs definitely help get me thru the day. I know subject matter and inspiration must be a pain to deal with sometime, but keep up the good work brother.

  12. Guy Fawkes Says:

    Yeah, agreed, don’t shorten the shit CJ.

  13. moses Says:

    This has been said by other commenters already, but I gotta say it too: DON’T SHORTEN SHIT!!! We like it the way it is. A good long-ass drop [!!] is what keeps me coming [!!] back here day after day. I only visit blogs with short drops [!!] every so often. Keep doin’ your thing, CJ. We appreciate it.

  14. Marvelous Mo Says:

    keep killing them out there, CJ. the movement JUST began. second quarter will be an ass kicker. tell your disgruntled industry friends to *tune in* ! lol muhahahahahahaha! *evil laugh* : )

  15. Ghost Dog Says:

    Irv? hahaha! Good stuff as always.

  16. Dallas Says:

    1st quarter is to show cats you belong in the game.

    2nd quarter is to put on the full court press to go into halftime with a lead.

    3rd quarter is to bang hard on the boards and deny the suckers and second chance points.

    4th quarter is to champ out on them bitches like MJ ans Kobe.

  17. Jesse Says:

    I love this blog as well, CJ. And don’t shorten the posts! As long as it stays quality, the quantity don’t matter!

  18. Hello Says:

    ^^^ ditto.


  19. bigshorty Says:

    Keep doin’ what you do CJ, you have brought a WHOLE DIFFERENT perspective to the game; a B-boy from BK who has seen the business from the corporate/lawyer side as well as the streets…you are in that lane by yourself soldier(unless your homeboy Londel McMillan decides to get heavy in the blog game lol). Keep up the posts my dude!

  20. bigshorty Says:

    Or if Kedar Massenburg decides to get in the game…damn you Brooklyn/lawyer cats are heavy in the game, gotta respect the grind.

  21. geico lizard Says:

    Dont shorten shit man because this is the most some people read all week,lmfao. Congrats on your first quarter and you had a better first quarter than GM did.

    Keep it moving and any threat through an email or a phone call is just bullshit dont stress it. Like the mighty mos def said on bill maher about those bin laden videos threatening american attacks,”Im from the hood and anybody that wants to get you dont send no video or call you they just get at you when they see you there is no warning” so I agree with Mos about empty threats.

  22. Gooch Says:

    Always been a supporter… even got 2 copies of “Bling” from Fiona

  23. Dan Speak Says:

    how you just ‘gon tease us with that “frienemies” shit?

    Is that you Irv?,(c) 50.

  24. Grendel Says:

    From one practitioner to another – keep it coming!

    I’d love to hear some insider stories about some of the historic industry deals – e.g. Wendy Day securing the Universal deal for Ca$h Money etc..

    While it seems those glory days are gone – there could be some jewels to drop for the youngin’s about negotiation skills

  25. Johnny Butter Says:

    It’s come full circle CJ. Sure the stories must be fun to share, but I get the feeling this blogging thing is a catalyst. Picking up from the Dame Dash post, which set up the intentionally over-the-top controversial attack on Uncle Rus. You and I both know you were reaching with that accusation, but your plan worked perfectly, word to the sharp incline in your webstats. Then, not so subtly, we get a write-up on your admiration for 50’s position of power blueprint, the eyes on the prize at all times mentality. Finally we’re met with your own hints at something more lucrative down the line waiting for you. So I’d like to take the time to congratulate you on a job well done, amazing you’ve accomplished surely what you’ve expected to and if not more by this checkpoint. This blog shit is your bitch.

  26. Lady Zora, Chauncey DeVega, and Gordon Gartrelle Says:

    good work.

    chauncey devega

  27. Theo Martins Says:

    probably the most intriguing blog I’ve read thus far – go in, homie. Props.

  28. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Co-sign all others who have gone before me. This blog is one of few that gets continual reading from me on the daily these days. Blog to Watch for ’09. Props.

  29. DJ Says:

    Feel free to write long drawn out stories all day long. I have truly enjoyed reading every post you’ve put up!

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