Cormega’s “Born and Raised” album release party at SOBs
I left the plantation at 6 o’clock with Cormega bangin’ in my eardrums. Just before I left the office I gave my last tweet to plug tonights event. Cormega’s album release party at SOBs. The sounds of Cormega music pounded in my ears as I sat on the V. train from
The crowd started packing in by the bundles. I didn’t know ‘Mega had a “HUGE GER-MAN” following. Alotta ‘Ricans in da building for ‘Mega.
Its been an hour now and I wanna see some “CORMEGA!!” I’m in hur’ fienin like a junkie that need that fix. The only thing that helped maintain my anticipation, I ran into a ol’ homie of mine,
It is now, 10:13pm the moment have arrived, Cormega takes the stage to announce who is in the house and who is on their way. This cat that Cormega introduced to the stage caught me off guard cause I forgot all about him, its been a New York minute since I heard him. Since anyone heard him. Cormega introduced coming to the stage, SHYHEIM THE RUGGED CHILD. Y’all remember, Shyheim….the hit single, “On and On”, Shaolin, Wu Tang Clan, the movie, Original Gangstas. Shyheim took the stage to perform. He set it off with four exclusive songs. Out of the four songs they were 3, I was feelin’ “The Fast Life” produced by DR Period, “Evil Bitches” and anutha song called, “Pain” I liked the hook on that one. After, Shyheim’s performance anutha 15 minute gap the dj went back to the music. In the meantime and between time, I notice Cormega’s team hard at work slangin’ his “Legal Hustle T-shirts” and “Born and Raised” cds. (I heard by the end of the night, ‘Mega had only 20 cds left.) I wanted to cop one but right now I’m really low on endz but I will copp it soon as my pockets get fat.
Finally, the moment I been waiting for. The moment everyone up in hur’ been waiting for. Cormega finally takes the stage. It is now 10:47pm, I’m tired and hungry but its all worth it to see, “The Crowned Prince of Underground Shit”. Cormega on stage performing a bevy of hits from past albums until him and the dj, Dj J-Supreme (the event dj) decided to run it down the line and compare notes between the 2 albums, meaning his last album “The Realness” and this current album “Born and Raised”. Some of the crowd declaring, “The Realness” to be Cormega’s best album, sleeping on “Born and Raised”. The crowd was hype and going along with that whole compare notes theme. ‘Mega performed some joints like “Therapy”, “Look at my Life”, “Affirmative Action w/ A. Z.” (dats right A. Z. wuz live on stage), “What did I do”, “American Beauty” and he performed my personal favorite Cormega record of all time, “Dirty Game” produced by Dj Premier. “Dirty Game”, that’s my str8 up grindin’ record, you know dat da record dat make you wanna git up & hit the streets and the clubs looking for work. That’s my record right there, “Dirty Game”. He performed some other bangaz I just can’t remember the names to um all. It was a great event. I wanna say, thank you and send my love out to Jackie-O for once again puttin’ me down on the list for a “CORMEGA AFFAIR!” I wanna give a phat shout out to A. Z., Easy Mo Bee, Buckwild & Ayatollah. ( I finally got a chance to meet and see Ayotollah. Ayatollah, my 2nd favorite producer next to Premo.) Anutha phat shout out to Shyheim The Rugged Child who wuz in da house. Glad 2 c u back in da game. It was an all great evening for me, definitely. Imma definitely go out there and copp this new album and y’ all be sure to go out thur’ and copp that “CORMEGA ALBUM, BORN AND RAISED” as well. Its in stores and online right now. And also still available, ask your neighborhood music retailer about past Cormega projects, “THE TRUE MEANING”, “THE REALNESS”, “LEGAL HUSTLE” & “MY BROTHER’S KEEPER F/ LAKE”
Before, I close this review. I got this message for Cormega that I want him to read and hear:
“I DON’T KNOW ABOUT CRACKHEADZ ONLY BUYING FROM CORY BUT WHAT I DO KNOW, AFTER LAST NIGHT’S SHOW THIS HIP HOP HEAD WILL ONLY BUY FROM CORY!!!” and I’m out. One, Dj Handspin Dinero