Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

FREE MUSIC!!!! GOOD MUSIC!!!!! The Appetizers Mixtape is HERE!!!!

Monte Carlo "The Appetizers" mixtape is FREE RIIIIIIGHT HERE!!!!!!
& Believe me...It's DEFINITELY 1 OF DA BEST MIXTAPES 2 DROP IN A MIN!!!!! WORD 4 WORD, SONG 4 SONG...It's worth a WHOOOOLE LOT MORE than what I'm askin 4 it...38 mins of ya time & attention!!!!!! FREE of charge!!!!

WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? #2.


WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!? #1.


I'ma very simple guy...

I'm all about any righteous means necessary...i ain't 1 2 step on toes 2 get where i'm tryin 2 go...I ain't a kno it all..i jus usually have an opinion..dat makes sense 2 me...but dat doesn't mean i think what i think is always right...ALL MY OPINIONS ARE SUBJECT 2 CHANGE!!!! If u don't kno think otherwise:-) Funny thing is...those dat think otherwise still feel like i won't change my opinion on somethin if proven wrong or at least if a more logical outlook or way of doin somethin is brought 2 my attention. Even tho i've told em or showed em dis is true...dat is actually them bein how they wrongfully accuse me of bein..which is funny 2 me. From may 2 dec. 31st 2009 i had alot ppl shittin on me! I dealt wit alot of hurt from ppl i thought wouldn't do me how they did & i found myself bein da only 1 dat was tryin 2 make things betta...4 every1!! Includin those dat weren't helpin at all and actually made things harder but benefited from ALL i was doin...4 us!!....As of jan 1st 2010 i decided 2 stop ALL dat shit!!! Now i don't fuck wit em! I'm doin ME! "So Sink or Swim, Fly or Fall dawg i can thank me/ Mr. Potatoe head, i ain't got nobody/i'm jus ahead like potato head's whole body/"..i meant dat when i wrote dat! Now...da problem is..i don't fuck wit em so niggas catchin feelins cuz i'm continuin 2 do my thang without em since they bs, complain & brought negativity in EVERYTHING i tried 2 do wit em. I can't win 4 losin. I've been doin betta since i put da time & effort i was puttin into us into myself cuz i ain't a bullshitter! I'm 25..i'm young but i ain't gettin no younger. Besides i feel like if u gon do it! But don't make excuses & bullshit cuz dat doesn't breed progression, feel me? Personally...if a person has a problem wit me jus say least then we can talk about it...far as biz goes...jus say what u think would be best..& we'll come 2 a mutual agreement in da end. & don't come 2 me wit excuses..they serve no purpose when workin towards success! All i want is 2 be happy! Along wit those i love...4 me happiness is makin music 4 a livin...don't have 2 be rich...jus wanna make enough 2 help my parents, pay my bills & save some money 4 my niece & nephew 2 have when they grow up & go out in2 da world! I would like 2 help my brothers if possible & i'd like 2 fund my foundation & make a difference in other ppl's lives! With ALL dese dreams & aspirations do i really have time 2 make excuses or bullshit. I'm unemployed & broke but i ain't gon let dat stop me from realizin my dreams! As of now i got a mixtape i'm pushin & 3 other mixtapes in da making as we speak! 1 wit my newly found group "The Out Crowd" (Me, Anthony 3 Brown & Tony B.), 1 wit my homeboy Break of O'lord records & anutha 1 wit my dude David Luke! Not 2 mention i'm still sittin on Food 4 Thought V.1 & 2...altho i'm still recordin xtra trax dat may make da cut & go on either 1 or possibly V.3...The Leftovers! I'm also now in charge of organizin hip hop & r&b events 4 "The Levee" in Albany, Ga! With everything considered...i'ma hard worker! I got goals & feel like i'm stuck tween a rock & a hard spot! I only got 1 person tryin 2 help & dat's Keneathia...i don't mind...but my point is...she's helpin...she's puttin in...not takin away from what i'm tryin 2 4 those dat can't name 1 thing you've done 2 help me, you or both of us progress lately if not at all...simply put...i can't let you hold me back or slow me down!!!! I'm in da pursuit of happiness!!!!

Every dog....

2nite i was in club obsession in da A promotin and got a chance 2 see Dro & Titti boi perform...they did good but da whole time i'm thinkin...what they got dat i don't!? Truthfully..da answer is was jus there time as well as it will be mines someday. As of now i take da good wit da bad while smilin! I work hard & sometimes it seems like it's all 4 nothin but bein who i i am, where i am i knew it wouldn't be ez..but i kno it's worthed! Those dat look down on me, hate or jus simply neva gave me a chance cuz i ain't a'll be my funniest fans in da near future:-)...Karma's real...every dog has it's day

Honestly...I'm HONORED!!!!

Since sumthin as simple as feedback is soooooo hard 2 get dese days...although if I didn't ask ppl would add there 2 cents happily...I THANK EVERY1 DAT ACTUALLY LET ME KNO HOW THEY FEEL BOUT MY MUSIC!!!!! Here are da responses I've gotten....Feel free 2 add your own.

Steve "Yung Boi" Cantrell: "Best Mixtape since "Enemy of the State" by Lupe Fiasco

Tessa Speight: " where the real music at?? shot out 2 the Steve YungBoi Cantrell and Monte Carlo really lovin the mixtapes"

Chris Spivey Jr.: " THIS SHIT GO HARD" ("Canon" from "The Appetizers")

Chester Sumbry: "Nice I diggZ da whole Mixtape, keep em' comin"


Mike Law: "THIS SHYT BANGIN" ("I Make em say" ft. Shawn Jay & ArVon from "The Appetizers")

Anthony Brown: " I luv it!" ("I Make em say" ft. Shawn Jay & ArVon from "The Appetizers")

Alil Victoria'stheSecret Silliw: "Put me in the mind of a Dre track. Whoever makes ya beats on point. Gotta download ya mixtape now" ("I, Myself & Me" from "The Appetizers")

Kimberly Carolina: " i like!" ("I, Myself & Me" from "The Appetizers")

Dj Downpat: "shyt is fresh homie. 229!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Chris Malone: "i heard a few of your tracks u got and im feelin yo style I see alot of potential talent in you"

Gerria Coffee: "I dig!!!! ima have to get you on some projects"

Reina Heard: "Carlo! I love it!"

Chris "Hiphopismygirl" Williams: "that shit was really dope man, and i been listening to your tape i like it so far man keep it up" ("I, Myself & Me" from "The Appetizers")

Some dude I sold my mixtape 2 txt'd dis 2 me (LOL): "ya that bih ride shited i was riding around me and my homies and i was going threw the cd and everybody liked that shit"

Mark Ridolfi: "Very Solid Mixtape homie!! Ready for the next course already!!"

But da most important feedback I've gotten...
Here's the Scenario...A gay guy (No offense to anyone whose gay) sent me this message with the subject "IS SHAWN JAY REALLY YOUR BROTHER"...Keep in mind I don't know him from a can of paint but he felt like he should share this with me...



Again I wanna say I appreciate ALL da feedback cuz dat's essential 4 an artist!!! I don't want someone 2 tell me everything I do is tight..unless they feel dat way...Be honest & tell me what u like, dislike & why! Dat's ALL I ask!

F.Y.I...Things I live by

Could neva quite find da words 2 express it....some1 else did....

"I'd rather be hurt by the truth than protected by a lie"
"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance" - Confucious
"The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance" - Confucious
"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell" - Confucious
"Choose a job you like and you will never have to work a day of your life" - Confucious
"Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role" - Confucious
"With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow-I have still joy in the midst of all these things" - Confucious
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall" - Confucious
"God grant me the serenity to except the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can & the wisdom to know the difference" - Serenity speech
"Lord, may I make a difference in all I do, the words I say & the actions I take. Lord, may I glorify you, that you might be pleased with me"
"If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor" - Einstein
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either" - Einstein
"Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow...perhaps it all will" - Einstein
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning" - Einstein
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them" - Einstein
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new" - Einstein
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school" - Einstein
"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile" - Einstein
"“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3)”
"be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and don't lean on your own understanding. In all things acknowledge him, and he shall direct your way." [Proverbs 3:5, 6]
"do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."
“Everything is possible for him who believes.” Mark 9:23
“Give, and it shall be given to you. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return.”
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God”
“A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult”
“Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed." (Proverbs 12:24)

Just a few of the things I use 2 guide me through day 2 day life...I hope it's as useful 2 you as it is 2 me!!!!!!!

When Is It EVA Enuff!?!?!?!?

Patience is a virtue..impatience will hurt u! So i ask..@ what point does patience turn in2 stubborness? @ what time will we finally see da end result of our efforts? I honestly feel i'm da hardest workin person i kno! Not 2 discredit any1 i kno..i jus kno while they're sleep, chasin after their object of affection or girl/boyfriend, playin video games, hangin out wit friends, makin excuses 4 why they can't do somethin...I'm doin somethin...called work!!! I'm workin 90% of da time i'm awake!!!! On several things ALL @ once & i do exceptionally well in ALL of em! So wit dat said...if a person dat will work be paid 4 their labor...SOMEBODY OWES ME ALOT!!!!! But i've gotten nothin...@ what point will i have done enough 2 finally get what i've been workin 4? I'm 25..yeah..i'm young..but i've also been workin towards da same goals since 12!!! I've taken da test several times & marked a different answer each time...A-E & i STILL haven't gotten da answer 2 da question right..what do i NEED 2 do 2 make it work?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Caged Bird....

Ladies and Gents..Boys and Girls..Real Niggas and Bitches(whether you're a chick or a dude..a chick can be a Real Nigga and a dude can be a Bitch) I decided I want to speak..about..Me, Music and Money! I don't know if anyone can tell but by listenin to my music..I don't do it 4 da money. See wit me, dis music shit has neva been about da money..and dat ironically enuff is probably why I'll get money:-) Da bible says don't chase money, it's da root of ALL EVIL! It also says how hard it is for a rich man 2 get 2'll fit a camel thru da eye of a needle before a rich man gets 2 Heaven...It also says who's last in life will be 1st in Heaven! With all that bein considered...I DON'T THINK..CORRECTION..I KNO I'M NOT WRONG, STUPID, IMMATURE or SMALL MINDED 4 NOT CHASIN DA MONEY!!!!! Da game is crazy right now...Everybody jockin somebody's style, ridin somebody's dick 2 get rich. Everybody has some ignorant ass philosophy on what type of music an artist should be makin, or what image they should portray or better personal favorite..what they should rap about and who they should represent..da streets or da other guys, whoeva they are? Me personally, I DON'T SEE WHY DA FUCK ANYONE OTHER THAN DAT PARTICULAR ARTIST SHOULD CARE!?!?!? Dat's his music..let him do what he do! I'll speak from past conversations 2 validate my point..Me..4 instance, don't talk about trappin, guns and killin, club hoppin and bitches. I've seen and been a part of all dese things at 1 point or another but dat's not who I am. Yet, I have niggas tryin to tell me who I am or what I should be! Real Talk I make music..da music don't make me..neither does da money..are you seein how everything adds up..artist-money=broke artist, broke artist-integrity-passion-originality-individual character-heart=a rapper..(rappin is rhymin, bein able to rhyme ain't shit! Dr. Seuss rhymed) now.. if we have a rapper+a dream+a movie/tv role model(like Scarface 4 instance) +ignorance+ some dumb ass nigga in his ear tellin him what's hot and what's not+da radio stations playin dat weak shit they play on da regular! add dat to da hunger 4 money and divide dat by 2(his conscience and his ambitions)...and you should get da next hot rapper!!! Already industry made and ready 2 sell(lol)...Dese niggas are funny 2 me! Look, dis is what it is wit me..I do dis 4 My People, I do dis 4 myself, I do dis 4 my unborn seed 2 come, my mama, other people's parents, ALLLL da way down to my 4 yr. old niece! So I'll be damned if a nigga try 2 convince me dat I'm lame or I'm doing something wrong cuz I don't make music 4 da hood or whateva other fanbase niggas be frontin 4! I make music 4 everybody! But I'm not in da hood! Da niggas in da hood want 2 leave da hood so why every song gotta remind them about da shit they tryin 2 get away from? Most of all, I make music about life, from every aspect! So kno dat it's SOOOO much more 2 life than sellin drugs, killin, bein hard or tryin 2 be, fuckin hoes and comin up wit da next new dance wit da Dumbest name possible! Da game is over saturated wit niggas doin dat type shit. Also, I'm me! If I choose 2 not talk about be it! Leave me da fuck alone and let me do me..hell I was who I am befo I started rappin so now dat I rap I gotta change 2 get in da game...Nah..I'm good:-)...I'm an artist, always have been always will be. 2 me, it's jus 1 of dem things where you gotta be like..2 each his own..cuz truth be told there's no right or wrong way long as you're doin you! Sink or Fly I'm doin me! and Me and my 2 fans is cool wit dat! We appreciate da part dat I play and what I got 2 say! My main problem musically is my location! If I wasn't in da south..nevertheless Albany,Ga I think I'll feel more accepted and have a better opportunity wit dis music shit. Truth is..most da niggas in Albany bitin da "A" (Atlanta 4 da slow folks) and da A got da game right now so you either dancin or trappin dese days..and if you ain't, you ain't hot! Funny thing is...I can do what all dese niggas doin betta than dem but I guarantee you they couldn't even breathe on my level! It's easy 2 say nuthin..or 2 say a lil in lament's hard 2 say ALOT in a lil bit of time tho, especially when you're creative wit it. Wit me's easy as long as I do it from da heart..when I try 2 "think" of a's not as easy or as gr8 and I'm neva proud of what I've done. But when I feel's almost like I blackout...1 moment da track is playin and I'm vibin wit a blank sheet of moment I got a whole song or a verse written and perfected! 4 me, it's so much easier when I let GOD do it:-) Unfortunately..I haven't written anything in months!!! I'm jus jaded and I'm tryin 2 decide what direction I wanna take my music! I got another album called FREE which is da newest shit 2 work on. My nigga Rocaspot(da producer dat made da trak 4 "Dead Presidents") is gonna produce da whole album!!! Da concept is kinda based off da subject of dis blog. Da album is jus about bein Free..duh:-) Free from evil, free from peer pressure, free from stress, free from da love of money, free 2 make whateva kind of music I want 2, freedom to love, live and most 2 be I am 4 betta or worse! Denyin ALL boundaries made by da world's criteria of what to do, how to do it and what and who we should be. As a matter of fact, I'ma make a song wit da same title as dis blog.."Da Caged Bird" pretty much based off why the caged bird sings concept...Anyway, 2 all da rappers...FIND YA'SELF..OR GET LOST!!!!! 2 ALL DA ARTIST...REAL ARTIST...I APPRECIATE CHA CONTRIBUTION 2 MUSIC!!!! I'm pretty sure ya'll feel like me but don't let da need 4 money fool you into thinkin if you don't make a certain type of song or have a certain image dat you won't make none. Learn 2 be content and realize dat everything good, ain't good 4 ya and keep in mind what I said about da bible at da beginnin of dis blog..IT'S TRUE!!! A DIRECT QUOTE DAMN NEAR!!! Far as I go, it's cool if you make trap music..I happen 2 like T.I...if you a killer..dat's cool too...whateva you do you cuz when it's all set and done...DAT'S DA ONLY WAY 2 TRULY BE DIFFERENT!! I don't want nor try 2 be different..I jus AM!!! And it's only cuz I'm be who I was always meant 2 be...da only person I eva wanted to be...Me.

Monte Carlo B.K.A. __________ (Fill N' Da Blank)

It's Cool 2 Be U...

In dis day and time when people are pressured into trying to be something or someone their not, jus to fit in....I Dare ALL of you (including myself)...2 be yourselves! Dare 2 differ, Don't Beg 4 Shit! Dat's my motto dis yr.. Wit dat said I wanna ask dis...Why try to be something or someone when you can be "YOU" effortlessly!!! I'm fightin for a world in which we can ALL mentally, spiritually, emotionally and Self-Esteemly (If dat's a word..LOL) evolve and become a people made up of individuals! Not as in being a person, but bein yourself, your own person, making who we are the trend til the end! Women, I kno you have to understand where I'm coming from moreso than Men becuz in dis day and time you're told you're not good enough or you're not pretty enough ALOT!!! Like you can't model if you're not tall and skinny or look a certain way or you should feel bad if you're not da size some may feel you should be or most importantly...You need to look like the Dr.'d up, man made chicks on t.v. dat in ALL honesty wish they were able to unwind and jus be themselves and not have to put on makeup to check the mail!,,,or buy breasts to be accepted or get role in a video or movie. Ultimately, I see us ALL as a whole suffering from tryin to meet the industry's standards as far as what name brand we should wear, what hairstyle is "In", what kind of car we should drive and mainly the false beliefs that the money we make makes us, along with the purchases we're worshippin, depending on these things to validate who "WE" are and "OUR" status and value! Honestly, it'll be sooo much easier living this already hard, complicated life w/o these kind of frivilous, materialistic worries! Imagine dressin, wearin what you like...and not bein judged or lame for it if it happens to be out of the norm! Imagine a life wit no trends or a world wit no shallow standards and criteria's we pointlessly have to meet to! I think the time's now, in the age of aquarius...for everybody to wakeup and start a nu trend where..ALL we have to be is ourselves..take it or leave it! But I can't do it alone...No one can...ALL of us, Each and every one of us will have to fight against the media's perception of what we should be and dare to be different...Dare to be yourselves! Da movement starts now, walk 2 da sound of your own beatin heart...what do you have to lose?...It's Cool to be "U"

True Religion....& not da brand name

Dis may offend some or make others feel differently about me but I feel dis is necessary regardless of how ppl may feel...Ignorance is da most harmful yet powerful weapon in our mental, emotional & spiritual battles. I say dis becuz Knowledge is power but b4 1 obtains knowledge..there's only ignorance. Very few actually gain significant knowledge...true knowledge. I say dat 2 say dis...When it comes 2 religion...WE ARE ALL IGNORANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In dis case tho, it's not necessarily a bad thing depending on what u believe in...Even those who believe in nothin or do believe in scientology or even atheist may not neccesarily be "wrong" 4 their beliefs becuz once again...WE ARE ALL IGNORANT!!!!! I'm neither a scientologist or an atheist..I grew up on christian beliefs but will neva be a "christian" cuz I don't believe in religion. Upon my research over time I've seen far too many names for God & Jesus which 2 me means....somewhere in time ppl started adding their own lil twist 2 da bible...maybe even created their own. Even da commandments are different in certain bibles for certain religions. I say dat 2 say dis...There was 1 set of rules 4 us 2 follow in da beginning and now there's countless religions due to ppl not conforming 2 da rules set in the beginning. I believe in God...dat's what I call him...I believe in Jesus & his sacrifice for our sins...some believe differently...but without facts & evidence of the truth it's pointless 2 debate over our different views. Far as I go...I feel it's betta 2 die believin a lie about God, Jesus, da commandments etc. than 2 die not believin & find out too late dat there is a God & there is a Jesus....feel me? Honestly...I was sittin down thinkin bout ALL of dis yrs ago & it hit me....In my bible...Faith in God & Jesus along with treating ppl how u want 2 be treated are da 2 greatest commandments (not saying da others don't have 2 be followed) so I asked myself...what is faith? According to da Merriam-Webster definition it is a"firm belief in something for which there is no proof"..So if faith in God & Jesus is da key 2 heaven cuz without faith you are without hope & acceptance in heaven...Then wouldn't it make sense as of 2 why we haven't seen Jesus with our own eyes? Why we don't know if what we see in da bible is real or what really happened? If we knew for a fact God was real then how could we have faith? Feel me? Everything is a test of our faith & dat is a test so many of us fail becuz as humans...seeing is well as it should be...for humans...but when it comes 2 God & Jesus...I place ALL my faith in them becuz I understand da test...I understand why I'll neva know in dis life if it's all real!...2 test my Faith!!!!! My point in ALL dis is....God, Jehovah whateva u wanna call him along with Jesus..Yahweh etc. is ALL DAT MATTERS!!!! FUCK WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE!!!!! FUCK WHAT ETHNICITY HE WAS!!!! 2 ME DAT'S PPL TRYIN 2 MAKE THERE GROUP SPECIAL...AND BY GROUP I MEAN RACE...DAT'S IGNORANT...NO! DAT'S STUPID CUZ WHAT DOES DAT HAVE 2 DO WIT ANYTHING!?!?!? I HATE SEEIN PICTURES OR HEARING CONVERSATIONS BOUT JESUS'S APPEARANCE!!! WHY DOES IT MATTER? IT DOESN'T..CUZ IT DOESN'T CHANGE WHETHER OR NOT HE'S REAL!!!!! So in conclusion, tho I haven't said half of what I could've & should've 4 da sake of not making dis too long...I wanna say...Find out what's worth placing your faith in....and be confident dat you won't pay 4 it in da next life...if u believe in a "next life". I choose 2 put my faith in God & Jesus! Who or what do you believe in? Also....Dis is slightly off subject but I think ppl need 2 know dat nowhere in any bible I've seen does it say "We were put here 2 get money" or "stack bread"! I don't even recall seeing anything dat says "we were put here 2 have a good time & party"! We are ALL here on a mission jus as Jesus was...Yes, God wants us to enjoy life...but don't turn your back on him & his word 2 do so. I sin so I can't & ain't throwin no stones...but make sure you sin thru weakness...thru your humanity...not jus cuz u can. If u can stop ya'self from doin it....DON'T DO IT!!!! PUT GOD 1ST!!!!!!!
Understand dese are merely my thoughts & feelins...there is some facts within the text but even dat hasn't been proven cuz da source came from what I've read in da bible..several bibles. So b4 I'm stoned & judged 4 my beliefs understand dat dese are my beliefs....THEY HAVE NOTHIN 2 DO WIT YOURS!!!!!!!

Love Don't Love Nobody...& Life can't Live 4 Anyone

Life is simple...Life is good....if u feel otherwise...consider yourself & the ppl aroun u 2 be da blame. Life is gonna be life as long as we live. So many times I hear ppl say "it's a cold world" or a "dog eat dog world"...2 be real...Check ya temperature & change ya diet if u feel dat way...feel me? Often times we play victims 2 crimes we commit lament terms...IF U FEEL SOMETHIN IS WRONG...CHANGE IT!...EVEN IF IT'S ONLY WITHIN URSELF...IF U CAN'T BEAT EM..DON'T JOIN EM...THEN WE ALL LOSE!!! FEEL ME?