1 Love & Share This
8 Million Stories, 2003
I Need My Minutes
Things Go Better With RJ & Al, 2006
Live from the O-State! My favorite Ohio artists returned with their sophomore collaborative effort (Rjd2 has two solo albums) this year, which i finally picked up at Tower’s going out of business sale. Upon first listen, Things Go Better With RJ & Al delivers on their trademark punchy/quirky beats, dry humor, commentary and highly quotable lyrics but does so without delivering on some of the more epic moments of 8 Million Stories. Two of those more epic moments are “1 Love” and “Share This” which are available below.
I’ve spent more than my share of time driving down Ohio highways and “1 Love” is the perfect musical accompaniment to the sun setting over one while still having more than 100 miles still to drive.
I hate to gloss over “Share This” because it’s one of my favorite hip hop tracks ever but I wrote this post because I wanted people to hear the hilarious “I Need My Minutes” from the new album:
I understand that you want to talk to me
But verizon wireless is doggin’ me
Don’t you the weekend and nights are free?
So if it ain’t one of those don’t holler at me
That’s just reality man
So there’s really no need to be mad at me man
You runnin’ ya mouth like we family man
You need to enroll in a family plan
Cause time is money literally
And last i checked man, you live on my street
Still callin’ me cell to kick it with me?
You can walk two blocks and we can kick it for free
Before i go let me break it down
If i don’t pick up then i’m not out of town
I’m probably in the studio laying around
It just costs too much to waste time with you clowns
I need my minutes
I need my minutes
Back up off of my minutes, b*tch
Raise up off my minutes
Then the outro, delivered in a mild Lil’ Jon impersonation:
Ya’ll know what it is
verizon got me mad
Had to switch to t-mobile!
You big mouth people
Calling me all hours of the day
Wanna talk about nuthin’
I only got 1000 minutes a month!
Ya’ll wanna call me at 5pm
Talk for three hours?
Call me at niiiinnne!
Weekends are free
Cellphone too hot!
Make me wanna yell!
Choke somebody out!
I need my minutes!
Please let me hear this one someone’s voice mail!
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