7 Songs To Get Your Morning Up, Up On The Down Stroke
I don’t know about you folks, but sometimes its hard to wake up in the morning. Folgers doesn’t quite do it. Some of you get your K-cup on. Some of you think K-cups are Aretha Franklin’s bra line. It matters not, the point is mornings can be a drizzag.
And if you ain’t get no zig zag, then you aint’ gettin’ no drig drag. <—— name that movie.
Well this morning whilst draggin’ a bit and after making my way through the urban jungle that is dropping my kid off at her school in the morning and ducking and dodging bad fashion, tattoos, and way-too-young-to-be-carrying-that-baby muvas, I ventured to my favorite place while in my car: XM Radio. Well this morning BackSpin was on some other stuff. It’s like God sent the auto DJ to play whatever would wake me up, help me hop up out of bed and turn my swag on (never mind that I was already on my way to work).
And then it happened. A song that made me realize that there are certain songs that are so hype, that even at 8am or 6am, if it comes on…you are going to be as hype as possible and will set your day off properly. The song? Glad you asked…
1. Luke – I Wanna Rock (Doo Doo Brown)
This song is ONLY rivaled by its kissin’ cousin “Scarred”. When “don’t stop, pop that p***y, let me see you doo doo brown//i wanna rock i wanna rock i wanna rock…” came on I rolled down my window to let in the crisp 50 degree September air and serenaded my SE DC neighborhood with “face down, a** up…” Well you know the rest. Point is…if this song was my (or your alarm) how much easier would it be to wake up and get your Insanity on right before you passed out from getting your Insanity on. Don’t end up in the hospital people. Shaun T isn’t real. Don’t die. Moving on….
2. Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours Remix
Honestly, while I love this song, the most hypest part is the “engine engine number 9, on the New York transit line, if my train jumps off the track, pick it PICK it PICK IT UP…BACK ON THE SCENE!….”
True story…I HATE IT WHEN DJS PLAY THAT PART AND THEN SEGUE INTO THE DAMN FATMAN SCOOP F*CKERY. I hate it like Bernie Mac hated the back of Forrest Whitaker’s neck. And Black pepper. I’m mad about it right now. If you ever want to piss me off…play that at your party. Seriously, I need to go take a seat somewhere and have a talk with my self about myself.
3. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
F*ck what you heard, this song is a great unifier for a few reasons. It’s so unbelievably hype that you can’t help but want to jump up and down. I’m jumping up and down right now adh;fajdlkj’agjfldfakld’faldk’gh08rqeij
See? I couldn’t type properly while I did it. When I heard this song in the morning the other day, I sh*t you not, I forgot I lived in the hood. My neighbor looked at me like I was crazy…I was like this lady….
Then she asked if I had any O-Town. F*ck out of here.
4. Master P – Make ‘Em Say Ughhh
The entire “No Limit” catalog could probably do this for me with special shout outs to Kane & Abel’s “Gangstafied”. I really should make this my alarm music.
5. Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
One of the greatest songs in the history of the Earth. Seriously, doth thou know a single individual who DOESN’T like this song? If they do, you shan’t trust them for they art enemyeth.
6. B.o.B. featuring T.I. and Juicy J – We Still In This B*tch
It’s the most subdued hype song ever. Real spit, this used to be my morning go to…every.single.morning. Just to get my life together.
7. Boston – More Than A Feeling
You may judge me. I’m okay withat. Boston’s self-titled debut album is sonically beautiful. But this song will have you ready to go pick a flower and holler at that chick you procrastinate on every day. Speaking of which, I went to a screening for a fairly terrible movie the night before last. Well Anika Noni Rose is in it and she was there. I didn’t go speak to her because, well I was drinking, and if there’s one thing I do well, it’s drink (see my Instagram page: @panamajackson), but after seeing the movie I half wanted to go holler just to see if I could pull her because she looked that good in it. She’s also 41 (!!!!!!!). I thought Princess Tiana was like 22.
Well that’s 7 songs to get your morning started off right. It’s been quite a week for me so music has been carrying me through. What songs do you think will get the morning started off right?
-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka lower.case.p aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3