And the birthday hits keep coming... one of my favorite THUGSTEP refixes drops on my birthday. Undeniable THUGSTEP classic. Via HOODLUM.
Archive for 09/01/2010 - 10/01/2010
While I'm not sure he realized it, after presenting Mic Wilson's Square One: My Radio, it's fitting that Phase Two drops on my birthday, no? Not only do you get the full version of "Follow Along", but you get Michael Scott clips, introspective lyrical wizardry, and a grip of bangers from YN's lil' brother. One of the best birthday presents I've gotten in a while! Hit the jump for PreZZure's thoughts on the project, and of course the links to dload the opus.
Whygee "White Shadows" (prod. by Deal - The Villain): Two of my favorite slept-on niggas aligned for a few gems that never made the light of day, and this is one of them. For full disclosure, Why and I wanted to do another Boondocks-centric release, sort of like Mr. Bitches, but bigger, and I suggested DTV linking with Why, and they got along pretty well. I don't wanna say this track is full of paranoia, as a lot of these thoughts are very real, and are based in truths, but you know, nigga sleep on reality like they sleep on good music. This flips Huey's "White Shadow" ghost, who really would enlighten him to the realism of varying situations in his life.
Not sure what, if anything, will happen to the next Why/RTD Boondocks project, but this and the other jawn that's sitting on my harddrive... shit has SUCH promise!
I remember when I first gave Brooklynati a listen through, I was instantly hooked on "Just Not True", one of the more "rappity-rap" tracks on Tanya Morgan's opus. It was Von Pea's verse that really stuck out, and I remember tweeting a few lines and attributing them to Pea, and him hitting me back, saying how a lot of people didn't pick up on whatever line I posted. I don't know if my subconcious stuck to that, or it was just deeper listening, but I realize now that I started checking for Pea more after that encounter, especially some of the shit I had loved but hadn't listened to in a while. Dude comes with a mixture of ill rhymes, be it something introspective, or humorous. Deep or conversational, Von Pea isn't one to sleep on with a pen or on the beats. His album, Pea's Gotta Have It, is set to drop tomorrow, and I wanted to speak with the Brooklynite about the album in a few different contexts, and also just get more of an idea about this nigga who can drop a Julie Newmar reference in a rhyme... but you probably missed that one!
Kronic Plague "Killumbus Day" (prod. by DJ Mprov): While a lot of you celebrate today as a day your ass is out of work, some of us have to go in. Kronic goes in, but his topic is the ills that Columbus infected in this nation. I've heard a lot of people discuss history this way, and how our textbooks might suffer from revisionism. Study this text and come to your own conclusions...
Pretty special edition of MistaJam's radio show, featuring Magnetic Man's Maida Vale live session, a mini mix from Crissy Criss and some other bits. If I was on the radio, this would be the kind of show I'd be doing.
DOWNLOAD MistaJam On BBC 1Xtra (06/10/2010)
This track from Marsha Ambrosius has been impacting radio, which is a great thing. Homegirl's had that voice for a minute, and seeing her striking out on her own with these captivating solo works is a beautiful thing. In a time where I don't feel connected to much new R&B (I need to get back to listening to Ciph & Rosenberg) - I don't know what's going on anymore), Marsha brings something both fresh and comforting, like your favorite blanket fresh out of the dryer. Check out her new single, and then read up on how it came to be via her blog.
The Ballad of Hope She Cheats: Sex So Good by MsAmbrosius
Legit "Shark In The Water": I just put you onto dude's New Shit Saturday leaks, and now Legit tells an updated "Backstabbers" jawn, with an anthemic feel as large as Jaws. Everyone knows those shark niggas, cats who smile in your face before going at you for whatever reason. Be on the lookout for their fins, dog - those cats slip up quick and their game is ridiculous. Get them before they get you.
When Whygee first hit me up about this Dispensary Music shit with King FOE, I didn't realize it'd turn into a trilogy! First was the Take A Bite Out Of Dispensary Music sampler, followed up by the Dispensary Music album, and now we've got this special freebie, Denver Doobies, which was distributed at a show they did in Denver last night. These sacks from the Colorado Rockies are a great endcap to this project: it's like the sampler is the initial bowl you hit on a Friday afternoon, getting you hype for the night's debauchery. Dispensary Music is the party - the liquor, the females, the loud beats, the camaraderie, the escapism. Denver Doobies is that final piece, the after party. Like 4AM, 5AM - whenever the sun starts rising. This is what you put on when you're hitting those last few bowls before you take it down for the night (morning?). beats from the likes of Kid Hum, 800 The Jewell, Xperiment, Qknox and more. I have another track from Why that I'm gonna drop on Monday, but for now, roll up something nice, hit your vaporizer, light your bongs or however you do it... just get toasty and soak this final chapter into your cerebellum.
DOWNLOAD King FOE & Whygee Denver Doobies
Legit "Derrick Rose 4 President": Dedicate this one to the homey @EnigmatikBGDB. From one of the nicest new spitters I've been introduced to in 2010, this soulful pea coat cool is a perfect example of why you should invest in the future. Legit drops silky smooth bars, with a number of interesting references - loved the whole Benadryl bit in here. This is part of his New Shit Saturdays campaign, although you should just be grabbing his shit because it's the truth. Don't really need Common to "come back", b/c Legit is here...
Legit's next mixtape, Coloring Outside The Lines, is on the horizon, too.
Bonus Beats Legit "Poetry Club IV (Jaundice Pt. 2)"
With Lions "Our Great Rise": This Internets thing is weird. This cut was created by a very good high school friend of mine’s husband. She was actually one of my best friends, in hindsight, and while I’ve never met her husband face to face, we’ve got a good number of interests in common. His group With Lions builds on a lot of the soundscapes that guys like Steve Reich and Phillip Glass built their careers on, but with a mixture of Air and other leftfield vocal outfits that have come about in the last decade or show. It’s really moving music, and it’s something that the creators of Nikita picked up on, as this was the soundtrack to the final scene in their most recent episode (Season 1, Episode 5 to be exact). Powerful stuff. Not sure what With Lions has on the horizon, but hit their site for more information, and maybe score your next femme fatale fantasy with something out of their catalogue…
Wolf Haley & Hodgy Beats "Sandwitches": It’s been great to see Odd Future getting up all over, and this is a definitive banger in their canon. Rolling Stone and other sites are calling this shit “Horrorcore”, but I doubt they know what the shit Horrorcore is. The Fader premiered this, and I’m just excited to see a crew that intrigues me getting love from a lot of different spots. The depressed teen in me feels everything these niggas are coming with, and can’t wait for the next full project. OFWGKTA. Free Earl.
And word is MellowHype, aka Hodgy Beats & Left Brain, have an album dropping on Halloween.
Suave The Ape “Can’t Make You Love This” (prod. by M.Will the Shogun): Suave got a lot of love off that COLOREDonly EP, and he’s already on the jump, with his Dead Nation EP set to drop on 1/11/11. I got put onto dude’s work about a year ago, and I can’t say it enough – I’ve really gotten to see and hear the progression in this cat’s overall output, from selecting beats that really compliment his mid-90s aesthetic, to truly becoming comfortable atop said beats. Dude’s got a number of powerful messages, and speaks that reality as only a Jersey nigga can. Our state is crying, and our army needs more young generals like Suave out there, protecting.
D.Julien “Rain City” (prod. by King I Divine): D.Ju and King I link up and straight mix cocaine powder, baking soda and whatever other toxins niggas cut crack with whenever they link up. “Rain City” is no different; this sounds like something Julien would be rapping on a rainy Thursday, waiting for the bus. Kind of introspective, but from a more sullen spot. Somber horns atop crisp beats can do that to a nigga. Let the rain wash away the crazy shit in our lives…
Over the last week or so, I’ve been listening to old episodes of Combat Jack’s show on PNC Radio, wh ich features my mellow Dallas Penn, NY Delight and A King. It’s fun to hear my people ramble and expound on whatever’s going down over the last week, in varying states of sobriety. This episode is where some brewing issues come to a head, shit I saw developing like a WWE storyline. Shit like this needs to be put out there, so don’t sleep. Special guest Kevin Powell drops a lot of knowledge, too, so get ready for Combat!
DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (10/8/2010) [via PNC Radio]
And if you missed last week’s show, which featured Maffew Ragazino & Sean Price, download that HERE.
The Gaslamp Killer ft. Gonjasufi “When I'm In Awe”: GLK is one of those names that I’ve seen around a lot, but never really listened to thoroughly. I have this problem where I need to download like 95% of the shit that’s sent to me, but I don’t have the time to listen to 50% on some home listening shit. Woe is me, right? I like this right her e- I’m a sucker for organs, and I love the eerie ‘70s vibe on this one. It’s like a scene from Scooby Doo on acid, with real freight. This is taken from GLK’s Death Gate EP, which drops on October 12th on Brainfeeder, and features cats like Computer Jay & Mophono. This 15 minute opus will be on limited-edition 10” vinyl, as well as digital release, so do yourself a favor and be on the lookout for the Mystery Machine. Or, eat a space cake and watch Scooby Doo, muted, with this track on repeat. Same difference.
Sean J “Exhibition”: I don’t know anything about Filipino work ethic, but if I used Sean J as the constant in any experiment, the other test subjects would have to pick up their pace to match dude’s drive. For “Exhibition”, he grabs a hold of Jay Electronica’s “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C” and smacks the shit out of both beats. I remember when everyone had their own “Exhibit C” freestyle, and the Hip-Hop peanut gallery would get so upset, as if there are some instrumentals that cannot be touched. Fuck that. I respect his Marvel/DBZ references in the “Exhibit C” section, and applaud Sean’s braggadocio. This is taken from The Ego Egg mixtape, which is tentatively dropping on Halloween 2010, and presented by Domination Recordings.
Tef Poe “Fuck Everybody Freestyle”: Poebama has never had a problem holding his tongue, and over this war cry, he demonstrates his War Machine atop some lurching, menacing horns. “Fuck your lifestyle”, indeed. Shit like this should be the reason why you should NOT sleep on Young Ric Flair or the rest of The Force. St. Louis is more than Nelly and the St. Lunatics, but you should’ve known that… right? Someone needs to give Poe a drink… or a handjob. War Machine, presented by ThisIs50 and RockTheDub. Forreal, forreal.
Weapons of Audio “Kill My Boss”: Can’t fault WOA for putting out the subject matter right there on the title. There’s nothing like angst at work to fuel your creative juices. I would NEVER go that far, but I can respect people who can channel that negative energy into moody cuts like this. WOA have their album, Bi-Polar, set to drop on the 21st of October, and I’m imaging the rest of the album will fuse these Electro/Pop tendencies with a Hip-Hop bop to them. Feels like what Prince vs. Parliament Funkadelic, with Cee-Lo mixed in for good measure. Some real dance, dance, revolution shit here, yadig? Just don’t really hurt your boss. How else are you going to afford to get your teeth fixed?
The Bomb Zombies "Fuck What You Heard": While a LOT of MCs/producers/DJs/hype men/PR people and other assorted industry types have used that moniker to describe whatever “crillz” they believe their artist is peddling, The Bomb Zombies (aka DJ Nobody & MC Nocando) are actually what you need to hear, and this anthem that “kinda sounds like ringtone rap” is the proper introduction to their Sincerely Yours EP, which is due out on November 9th on Hellfyreclub. It’s good to hear MCs with talent actually crafting catchy tracks over tracks that don’t require a Jansport and a room full of 200 dudes to give it praise. Something that I could play for some females and have them wind their waists to, but still make me smile over the 16s that the MC spits? I’m with that. Aren’t you, hairy palms?
Billy Drease Williams “Just Doin’ It”: BDW sent me three tracks, and this was the one that really sat with me. Coco-butt bass and not much else, paired with Billy’s fly rhymes? Sold. Dude is from Buffalo, so that must be why his flow is so cold. He likes to see himself as a choice for those who dismiss the negativity and bullshit of the stereotypical Hip-Hop life that gets bottled and sold by the record label execs that many like to follow like celebrities they damn self. He’s got a sense of determination, but instead of being just another nigga on the avenue, pushing dirty headphones at you and demanding $5 for their Memorex disc, he’s keeping his nose to the grindstone, and churning out some thought-provoking material. See fi yaself!
Bonus Beats “Good Morning Amy” | “Shut The Gate” (ft. Richie English)
Ill Leg is back again for #5 of his 4000-volume mixtape series. Nah, never that, but he has been consistently making heat, and I can’t say it enough – THANKS FOR THE QUALITY FREESHIT! Cuts like “Everywhere I Go”, with its Tribe-vibe, the slick flip on “On My Grind”, “Illscudlib” and it’s straight spittin’… dude has it all on here. The fuck you sleeping for is the question!?!
DOWNLOAD Ill Legit The Life & Rhymes Vol. 5
With Von's Peas Gotta Have It dropping on October 12th, I imagine a lot of you niggas might not be familiar with the kid. No matter how many gems he's dropped on various projects, it can be hard to focus on one MC when he's 1/3 of a crew, or 1/whatever of the Lessondary familia, so props to DJ SoundNexx for dropping this mix of strictly-Von spit. Pea has this thing of referencing a lot of shit that I personally feel, and can combine crafting ill stories with being comedic, and just going ham on his composition notebook. Dude's spit quite a few verses that I've quoted on twitter, and many of them are found here. Enjoy this, then go put down your dollars on PGHI on Tuesday.
DOWNLOAD DJ SoundNexx Pea Von Spit [via SoundNexx]
Dope project from M.anifest: "In a few weeks I'll be headed back home to Ghana for a month to create music with my 89 year old ethnomusicologist grandfather, Prof J.H. Nketia. I've made many thrilling discoveries about him and striking similarities of his work with what I do Hip-Hop wise, including some poetry he wrote in the 40's which when he recites sounds like rap! I kid you not. In the last few years a filmmaker, Justin Schell, has been documenting my musical progress and this connection between my grandpa and me as part of a bigger documentary featuring myself, Maria Isa and Tou Saik Lee.
If you fuck with this, support it by hitting up the Kickstarter page for WRLD.
Bonus Beats M.anifest "Golly Gosh (DJ Juls Remix)"
Peep the "teaser" for the upcoming Doxside Music Group/Bloggerhouse album, "Dare Iz A Doxside". "Dare Iz A Doxside will showcase the various talents of the Doxside Music Group. Expect pure, raw un-cut Hip-Hop from the likes of IMAKEMADBEATS, TzariZM, Butta Verses, Midaz The Beast, Vis Major, R.U.G.G.E.D., Synopse, J Freedome, Ponce, Shino, Aahmeen, Intelx and Relz. Stay Tuned for more details.
I think it was the summer of 1995 when I first went to the Princeton Record Exchange. In the days of buying CDs, you had your Sam Goody, your Circuit City, your Nobody Beats The Wiz, we had Rock Dreams in Hamilton and a few other spots (shouts to Ace). These spots had the mainstream on smash, but 1995 was when I not only discovered future music, but started to really seek out these tones and vibes that Hip-Hop wasn’t giving me. Aphex Twin, Autechre, Goldie, Tricky and other artists were seminal in this timeframe, and from that foursome, my palette developed and matured, with a fondness for the Dub tendencies that I ended up realizing were prevalent in all forms of music, from Pop to Drum & Bass. While some albums were amazing, nothing felt like it really spoke to me on a whole – maybe it’s because the shouting of a confused Jersey nigga who dug instrumental music and living life in headphones never really got heard. Thank you, Internets.
I say all of that because it’s cats like The Two. Fifteens, two brothers who share a fondness for Electronic beats that can fit a Hip-Hop spectrum but still dabble in IDM/EDM, Dub and other textures. I’ve been hooked on their sound for a bit now, it’s almost like this cornucopia of complex riddim is speaking the words I can’t find when I’m typing. It’s the true American Nightmare – a melting pot of Funk that’s creeping on ah come-up. The lost reels of King Tubby and Lee Perry being funneled through a megacomputer from 2910, weaving intricate tapestries of reality and NOW into your home listening device. And you’re still sleeping. With technology taking such a large chunk of our lives and replacing our lives with scattered symbols and bleeps, it’s surprising that our tastes in music still travel in this minute section of an electronics store.
Dot. Dot. Dot. is the 215’s calling card – if you really wanna know what you should be waiting for in terms of a proper varied plate of bass music, this is where you need to be. African influences, Hip-Hop appeal, Dub aesthetic, and no fear of experimentation and innovation? That’s my kind of tea party – always has been. The one like Daddy Kev put some serious work into mastering this – I know a lot of my peers speak on “CDQ” files and shit, but if you don’t know EDM, you haven’t met meticulous engineering. While a lot of today’s EDM removes Soul from the original works, Kev seems to have let the Soul sit in the forefront, really allowing these tracks to wrap themselves around you, put you in a cocoon and really make you hear. Every. Piece. Of. Music. In. this. Project.
Future music for misunderstood leaders. Quality beats from Cali blastmasters. A testament to the power of modern technology infused with the experimentalism of days old. Or just sick music. This project is all of that, and more…
DOWNLOAD The Two. Fifteens Dot. Dot. Dot. [mirror]
Michael Uzowuru “Leon”: Here’s a quirky instrumental track from producer Michael Uzowuru. The beat immediately reminds me of something DOOM would use for an interlude (like the Take Me To Your Leader album), and contains a hilarious prank call. I usually leave comedic interludes to Mr. Dibbs and his projects – he has some of the funniest shit breaking up his madcap tracks. I only wish I had MORE of Uzowuru’s shit to bug to. Shouts to Originality Kills.
You sound like you eat gravel, muthafucka!
While I normally listen to music that I wouldn’t let my son rock to, I’m glad these niggas actually put that in their title – that, coupled with the cover art, spoke volumes. Oddly enough, I swear they sampled Mickey Mouse in “Crazy”. And that’s the premise here – flippin’ shit you grew up on, be it a cartoon intro theme or some random song in a kid’s movie, and bastardizing it with the brutality of dope beats and blue lyrics. “Baby” definitely utilized the “is you is” shit from Tom & Jerry – my wife would be so proud. I could seriously go through each track and point out where the sample came from, and I imagine if you sat in front of the TV for a good part of your youth, you know what the score is. Lovin’ how they remixed my youth and gave it the middle finger. Shit’s aggressive, but I flock to it from sheer delight of Ducktales getting pistol whipped and strung for dead.
DOWNLOAD Pr3ci$e & Danimal NOT FOR KIDS!
Iron Lyon ft. Sean Price & Monsta X “On Mission” (prod. by Chad Dubz): Here’s some of that eerie, hair on the back of your neck Rap shit for your pre-Halloween festivities. This is the kind of track that becomes worn out after a nigga like me keeps bringing it back so often. Proper hoodie screwface material, forreal. You should remember Iron Lyon from the Time Capsule project I posted not too long ago. This is taken from his Foundation EP, which dropped yesterday on Fat Beats (digital | vinyl). I imagine you niggas saw Ruck on this and instantly got intrigued. P is a monster, and does his Frank Castle all on this, but don’t sleep on Lyon or Monsta X – both hold their own, slicing the beat swiftly. This EP is pretty Hip-Hop – outside of this track, there are also features from Edo G, Craig G and Pharcyde’s Slim Kid Tre. This is like a Rap City reunion, circa 1995! You fox with the true school? Gobble this one up, turkey.
Pugs Atomz ft. Psalm One, MC Adad & Senor Kaos “Now Baby” (prod. by Mulatto Patriot): Talk about some underground star-studded shit! Pugs’ a certified vet – this nigga is freaking European crowds on the regular, you smell me? And you’d think he’d take breaks from all of that, but he’s consistently coming with fresh material. This track has 16s from Psalm One and Adad, Senor Kaos on the hook, Mulatto Patriot on the beat AND Primeridian’s Simeon on the horn!? Damn. All three verses are some slick shit – drips slowly and slyly, like dipping caramel apples slow-mo. Almost like they are hitting on three different people at an Autumn house party in the 50s. Did I just write the treatment for the video!?! For more flavor like this, go grab Pugs’ Decade compilation.
I see a lot of sites finally jumped onto the Hype Men podcast, but that makes sense – 7 is the God number. Wait, no, it’s because Just Blaze is the special guest. This is possibly one of the nerdiest Hip-Hop podcasts, next to Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds talking about “The Creator” with Pete Rock. Loads of stories about the Roc days, “Pump It Up” and plenty more, including what’s good with Jay Electronica right now. Gotta give it up to Jeff, Eric and Jensen for the consistency. I’ve loved a number of podcasts, but a lot of podcasts don’t keep it going, so props to the Hype Men.
DOWNLOAD Hype Men Podcast, Episode 7: Just Blaze [via Hype Men]
WhiteOut “The Good”: In our continuing exercise of bringing forth cats you probably slept on, here’s a cut from WhiteOut. He’s another cat from St. Louis, and this track in particular struck with me. My birthday is on the 11th of October, and just the idea of Fall has me reflecting on days gone by, processing how I got to now, and usually that revolves around the music of my youth. My formative years. And shit, a lot of those times were rough, but I have those fond memories, where there was one particular smile, or one wacky night, those times help me cope with the times these days where I’m robbing Peter to pay Saul… shit is real out here in the field, but you need to reflect on those good times to help you cope through the rough. That’s what this track encompasses, with White expounding over an excellently lazy track. Love that loop. Not sure what dude has going on, but you might want to put something in the air and reflect whilst bopping your head to this one…
MiLKMEN ft. NattyMonstaaa “Monster (Remix)”: The MiLKs go all monster mash on my favorite Kanye leak. And just like the original, this female Natty kinda kills it! It might be hard to fail on a track so undeniable as this, but it’s good to hear some freight-train lyrical murda from a couple of my favorite niggas. Pure NY, clean sneaker heat right here. This is from Red’s forthcoming The Remix mixtape, which is dropping soon.
I'm not the biggest political junkie - my lane is Jersey Shore, Marvel comics and Drum & Bass. However, most of the points brought up by cats like Jay Smooth and Bill Maher align with how I feel about the world in general, and both of them share similar viewpoints on this Christine O'Donnell, who's running for Delaware Senate. I actually remember that Sex In The '90s episode that she was on, so this shit is kind of surreal. Anyways, check out Smooth's latest GIANT Word:
Kentaro calls this a mini mix, but at 30+ minutes, it's a great teaser for Ninja Tune's Ninja Tune XX box set. 20 fucking years, starting out as an abstract Hip-Hop/breaks label for some talented UK DJs to a truly forward-thinking, all-encompassing beast, Ninja Tune might be the Duck Down of the Trip-Hop/Future Beats scene. Or it might be mightier. Get a good taste of the XX project in this nice and tidy mixture.
DOWNLOAD DJ Kentaro - Ninja Tune XX Box Trailer Mix [via QRIP]
Here is a remix of the 1st single "You Don't Know About It" ft. Masta Ace off Run MPC done by producer The Visiting. Just a nice treat for the fans and something to vibe to if you enjoyed the original. The "Run MPC" Album is available NOW on iTunes.
DOWNLOAD M-Dot & DJ Jean Maron ft. Masta Ace "You Don't Know About It (Remix)" (prod. by The Visiting)
Ladies and gentlements, I present you with the (instrumental) soundtrack to your drunken excursions throughout the Fall of 2010. Preferably with your top down (yes, in the Fall), screaming at the bright lights in the big cities. Or the little cities. It just requires darkness, lights and wind. Maybe you could stand infront of a big ass fan, while your friends hold flashlights. How ever you get to them Big Lights, get it.
DOWNLOAD Thelonius Martin Big Lights
Here's the newest mixtape from TheSeKondElement & Heata Best, Metrical Komposition, mixed by the one like E.F. Cuttin'. Pure lyrics, deep themes and production from the likes of Quest, Poetree and others.
DOWNLOAD TheSeKondElement & Heata Best Metrical Komposition
hasHBrown "Who Is Rap Mayor?": On his latest leak, HB flips J. Cole's "Who Dat" for his lyrical assault. Word is HB's Rap Mayor mixtape is complete and set to drop in a few weeks, while Break Something is looking at a December release. Fire from the New Houston spitter.
Via DJ Franchise: "Its been 3 years today. Wow. Time flies. What started as way for few brothers and friends to keep up to date on hip-hop and other topics we deemed cool, has turned into a lifestyle epicenter for thousands of people everyday. But over the years, its core has remained the same – a conversation between friends and family. Thanks and props to AMART, DFLO, Weston, A.Flores and all the other extended KTL fam (JGILLA, Kamikaze Xavi, KG, etc.) for making this a highlight of mine and many others each day. Feel free to peek from behind the digital curtain and say hello in the comments section.
As a thank you to everyone who has stopped by I made a mix to celebrate our 3rd birthday. I’ve been working on it for a few months but got it finished and ready last week. Like KTL, I kept the theme – positive, upbeat, and influential. With every mix, there’s a little piece of my sweat and alot of my soul. So enjoy or destroy – whatever pleases you".