Family Letter: “Sometimes Complaining Is Caring” 3/8/13
Comos Estados Unidos? That means: How’s everybody doing throughout the United States, including all countries that love us and enjoy jogging and having picnics. That’s why I love Spanish, you can say so much with just a few words.
I’m going to try to answer Incandesio’s letters as she sends them, and since she always sends blog posts, I want to respond to as many as I can without writing a book.
Alright, who’s the wise guy that scrutinized my Spanish? No, I’m kidding. I know you weren't trying to be hurtful. Here’s your comment:
1.) Anonymous said….
Seriously? “como estados?” you need to take some Spanish classes, and while im on this topic, when u rap in spanish try to make sure you are saying things right before you record the songs
Response: What does hurt is how defensive everybody got about this comment. Gotdamn people, relax! It’s not like he kicked my mom in her bad knee. He may have sounded a bit rude, but open your eyes to the meaning behind his comment. He just wishes I would learn more Spanish that way I can rap more songs in Spanish. (Don’t ask me how I know that.)
On another comment, he explained how “arbos” was really “arboles”. I didn’t know that, but at the same time, “Carlos” rhymed with “arbos”, and wouldn’t have rhymed with “arboles.” Sometimes you tweak a word to make it work. This is art and art has no rules. Even if you make a mistake you can just say, “I meant to do that,” and no one can argue with you. But I will take your comment as encouragement to learn more Spanish. Until then, you can squeezy my juevos.
2.) This next comment was long, so I’ll just type the end of it. This person is upset about the album taking too long to release.
…but another couple more months of no updates then i don’t know. If the music is done and they had a couple months to work on the artwork then how much closer can they be.
Response: This fan has just threatened to possibly do something that he described as “I don’t know.” Actually, I don’t know what “I don’t know” means, but it sounds scary. Could it mean the worst possible scenario, that he would actually walk away from me and my music? Or, could it mean something less tragic like him killing every dog in the neighborhood? I don’t wanna find out, that’s for sure.
So, just to show you how important one Anonymous fan is, I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to give away a free song within the next four to six weeks. Because this fan said, “…another couple more months…” A “couple” means “two”, so I will not let two months pass before you have a free song. And, to top it off, I’ll give away a song every 45 days until the album drops. These will be The S.O.N. songs, which I think are worth a thousand dollars each. But Dope House will either need to shift gears, or The S.O.N. will end up being yours for free, song by song.
I’m not sure of the exact date, or exactly where the free song will be available, but I’m guessing I-Tunes. I just thought of this right now, after reading how frustrated you guys are getting. So, let me figure out the details, and then I’ll tell you more.
As far as the artwork, it’s not like I’m trying to do something elaborate. All I’m doing is putting the lyrics on the insert, and putting pictures of me growing up. But it does take back and forth correspondence. One small change could mean weeks, and sometimes stuff needs correcting. But I’ve said what I’ve said, and I won’t take it back. Every forty-five days, starting from the first song we give away. Just thank the person who threatened to do the “I don’t know” thing. But wouldn’t it be funny if someone started killing everybody’s house pets till DHR released The S.O.N.? Well, I love me pets so it wouldn’t be funny to me.
I wonder if Incandesio can take a vote on what song you guys want? (Incandesio, would you please do that, and after a few days of voting, let me know the winning song? Moo-cheetoes gracias!)
Here’s the songlist in case you don’t know it:
1.) K-love Vs. SPM (This doesn’t have music, it’s a real battlerap.)
3.) Hustla World
5.) Twenty Eight
6.) The River
7.) And They Said
9.) Till They Come
10.) Without The S.O.N.
11.) Don’t Go Away
12.) The Poor Kids
13.) My Homegirl
14.) To The Flame
15.) If It Were You
16.) Addicted To Storms
17.) Angels (This song is a Christian song.)
3.) Anonymous said….
Seriously? How can those 5 artists not have time to take a picture and write something. So much for dope house they might as well not even be considered dope house family because true family always has time, especially for Carlos Coy.
Response: Are you suggesting that I dismantle the entire Dope House Family, which exemplifies 18 years of loyalty and commitment? Or, are you merely saying I should change our name to Dope House Family Except For Five Shitty People?
If I dismantle us, it would start a war that would leave at least six people dead. If I changed our name, no one would know which five were the culprits, because those records are in confidential files, kept in a safe, buried in Tudy’s backyard. So, our only option would be to move you to another country where you’d have to find a new Dope House Family, and teach them English.
But, honestly, we don’t know why it’s taking Pain so long to gather the info. We can’t assume it’s the artists’ fault. Maybe someone is in Jamaica. Maybe someone’s tied up and being tortured. Maybe it’s Pain’s fault. He could be driving around, picking up hookers. We just don’t know. Anyway, including the lyrics is probably a better idea, because they’re always wrong on those lyrics websites.
4.) Anonymous said….
How come none of dope house artists has heard any of it, if there featured on it, im sure they were in tha booth putting in their verse and listinin to the song that there gonna be featured on.
Response: You, my friend, have not been paying attention. As I’ve said, The S.O.N. is the first album, since my first album, Hillwood, that has no featured rap artists. It’s 100% S.P. Wetback. But Carolyn’s on, like, seven hooks, and she’s heard the album a dozen times. Ask her what she thinks. Also, my brother let Brent Morton (Director of Social Media DHR) listen to it, and Brent said it was the best SPM album ever.
It seems like you’re implying there is no S.O.N. album and that’s insane. The album is in our studio, barely alive because it’s so sick. I hear people complaining about how bad the rap game has gotten, and I agree. Don’t get me wrong, I love Lil Wayne, Drake, Big Sean and others, but the S.O.N. is gonna slap the shit out of everybody. It’s beautiful.
5.) Anonymous said….
He is starting to sound like Dr. Dre n the Detox album. i want this, no i want that, nevermind i want this again, nope maybe that again or this and that.
Response: Actually, that sounds like me fucking a bitch. I’m never quite sure where I want to shoot the final scene. But, again, I understand your frustration. The S.O.N. will be out in months, not a year. And it will be 17 songs of pure crack.
6.) Ejay said....
It’s his damn album, Los can release that shit whenever the fucc he wants..till then D.H.A. stand up.
Response: For how long, because usually I sit when I’m typing? I do stand up when my butt starts to hurt, but could you please give us a specific time frame whenever making such bold statements.
7.) One Anonymous fan had some harsh things to say about people using SPM’s name to make money. He spoke about Juan Gotti as an example of this, because JG has painted some things, and put them up for sale. Here’s the ending of that comment:
....stop making cash off Los cuz thats all hes doing painting shit putting free SPM and makin profit.. not right in my book at all... ima hold on a lil longer for this album but if shit don’t happen im sorry and i know one fan aint shit to you but your gona lose a dedicated fan... still FREE THE MEX...
Response: How does a person know something that’s not true? Because one fan means the world to me, even when our views differ.
Juan Gotti is the best friend a man could have. There is not one fraud bone in that man’s body. He could easily be dead today because he handled business that I should’ve handled. So, on a personal level, I’m concerned when a fan of mine speaks ill of JG. That’s the same way I would feel if someone spoke ill of a fan of mine.
On a business level, let me say that we all make money off each other, homie. DHR sells three of JG’s albums, and they still sell good. We make nine dollars an album, and Gotti makes a fraction of that. In fact, if I told you his cut, you’d think I was a criminal. Sure, he makes a few bucks from his work, but he’s also promoting the hell out of SPM. Promotions is everything in this business. I’m benefiting and not having to lift a finger. And I know Gotti, homito. We’ve been brothers since Milby High School. When it comes to me, it’s out of love, 100%. Should he give the shit away for free, so that it’s less appreciated? Or, sell it, so a motherfucker will hang it up somewhere? I’m not trying to belittle you, but we need to think on a larger scale. The reason we can’t come up is because we put each other down. You’re just as important as any member of the DHF, and as any person on earth, and I need you to hold us up.
That also applies to the way you guys talk to each other. I’m not that hip on the internet lick, but I do see it’s a place where people disrespect the shit out of each other because they’re not face to face. We’re a family, no matter how big we get, and we need to show the world what the player race is about.
At the end of your comment, you spoke about the possibility of losing you. I don’t want to lose any of you, but I do have a question: with all respect, where can you go? There’s only one number one, bro. It’s not like you can get up and find dope as pure as mine. That’s why I try so hard for you, because I know I’m the only one that can give you the best, and the best is what you deserve.
8.) Anonymous said....
I agree with that. Put out something! I remember when Los said we were gonna have a new Screwston, County Boyz, and Chopped n Screwed Last Chair Violinist. And we got nothing!!!
Response: “Nothing” is such a gloomy word. What if I ordered a margarita and they brought me a glass of nothing? Or, if I asked my mom what’s for dinner and she said, “Nothing tacos.” Are you sure you want to use that word? I’ll tell you what, I’ll call my Cold Forty “Thinking of Nothing” and show you how I can turn even nothing into crack.
Okay. Screwston, “Slow Learner”: What happened was I was talking to a dude (from H-Town) and telling him about “Slow Learner.”
I said, “Yeah, it’s got songs from Trae the Truth, South Park Coalition, Dope House Family. It’s got a song with Lil ‘O’ called ‘Bet’cha Can’t Do It’.”
Then, the dude says, “I heard that ‘Bet’cha Can’t Do It’.” He started singing the hook and I was like “What?” Because Jaime told me every song was never-before-heard.
That conversation was after I got sent to High Security. Jaime couldn’t visit me at the time, and when I finally met with him last year, I said, You told me that every song on ‘Slow Learner’ was brand new.”
He said, “The Lil ‘O’ was getting a lot of airplay at the time, and I thought it would help promote the album. But that’s the only song that’s not exclusive.”
I said, “Well, damn, when I heard some dude singing the hook, I figured half the shit was released already. That’s why I didn’t push the issue.”
Jaime said, “No, ‘Slow Learner’ is still new to the world, with the exception of Lil ‘O’s’ song.”
And that’s the reason the album stalled. But ‘Slow Learner’ is not a dead issue. Right now, our focus is on the S.O.N., but we’ll figure something out for ‘SL’.
“County Boys”: Great album, done in the County Jail, on the payphone, full of magic. Needs work. I should be out of High Security by May. I’ll be able to use the payphones, and I can’t even explain how much progress that will spur.
“Chopped and Screwed Last Chair Violinist”: There are so many versions of this already, because, if you don’t drop an immediate version, it will get screwed by some DJ, if not several.
In Houston, you can go to places where they’ll Screw and Chop any album you want for about fifteen bucks. Don’t you guys have that in your town? Hold on, my records show that you’re from Willyfoofoo Arkansas. Let me check your area, give me a second.
(Two minutes pass.)
Alright, there’s a country store on Grape Avenue, next to Melvin’s Moonshine. Go in and ask for Ms. Doris. She’s got two turntables behind the rack of pickled chicken necks. No, she doesn’t look like a DJ, but she’s one of the coldest in your area.
The S.O.N. will have a free Screwed and Chopped version inside the CD case, so all my screw heads are good to go on that.
Well, it’s getting late so I think I’ll take a shower and go to sleep. Yeah, the cells in High Security have their own showers. That’s the only good thing about this place. That and the meatloaf.
But I won’t leave you without a cold forty to chug. And, listen, don’t feel bad about the complaints. If you weren’t complaining, I’d be worried. Because this fucking album was supposed to drop, like, two or three years ago. Still, I want to thank my more patient fans and let you know that you’re much appreciated, as well. I’m sorry that I can’t respond to everyone, but a big shout out to all who take the time to visit Incandesio’s blog. I love you.
Another Cold 40
"Thinking of Nothing"
How the fuck you doubtin me, like I ain't the best in rap
What the fuck I look like, South Park Mexican't?
All hail the Beast of Rhyme, wreck on every single line
comp eat what I eat, so they shit can be like mine
don't forget I ate the yams, this is for my Playa fans
someone tell my wela she can look up from her prayin hands
no more sellin Abrahams, or weighin grams, or savin cans
your flow is regular, like someone feeds it Raisin Brans
My flow is supa-doop, like when I'm flyin over seas
"That's not a bird, that's a Meskin guy with forty keys!
Why the hell's he usin all his power jus for sellin drugs?!"
Well, cause the strippas in the V.I.P. give head to thugs
so it makes it well worth it, wonder where this gal shirt is
others be at self-service, cause you spittin stale verses
mad cause you can't spell purpiss, plus yo momma smell burntish
plus yo daddy broke his arm and said he wanted male nurses
that be worse than hell's curses, or these major cell searches
or just ridin with my uncle in that truck with twelve curtains
I'm the S.O.N., I'm the rain, only one that calm the flame
love my fans like Ponic Jane, but won't smoke ya, promise mayne
play the best on gray cassettes, swangin Vettes 'n' breakin necks
Hillwood till I'm layin dead, like, "Mom, that man got painted red!"
Will I die before my prime? Will I live till mornin time?
Only God knows all the Q's, still He gives us warnin signs
pour da fine, roll da pine, for who die on borderlines
if that boy be short a dime, that's when jack moves orbit minds
came to save I came to heal, or maybe I'm insane for real
maybe it's these eighteen pills that makes me feel like Navy Seals
felt the pain in painless kills, been the shade in shady deals
gave'em songs that gave'em chills, say it's luck I say it's skill
Jesus is our only hope, yet He's the one we don't promote
screamin 'bout how Los is dope, but me I'm just the holy g.o.a.t.
1984's that poke, ride down Luther slow 'n' low
16 woofas stole the show, kick so hard they broke a toe
let my pen rep all the hoods, me I'm from the block of wolves
eight hoes in my telly bed, like, Damn I just ate octopus
all for one, all or none, all begun, all for fun
now that shit got serious, fuck all you all who all was ummm
Nope, I won't even say it, promised not to be disgustin
"Los, why you lyin, nigga, you jus couldn't think-o-nothin!" lol!
P.S. Fam, I just had a visit with
Sylvia Coy (sister), Trey Coy (nephew),
and my babies, Carley and Carlos II.
We are releasing the S.O.N. snippet,
which will have the free single, on
May 3rd. That’s also the date
of Carley’s 18th birthday. So, get
your votes in on what song you want,
that way we can get it on the snippet
and have it ready for May 3rd.