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Rap Battle!

On Feburary 9th, I was apart of and watched a rap battle. A battle between two MCs set in the stage of an apartment. It was something you’d have to see to believe, oh wait I’ll give you that chance at the end.

I was just going to support Phexid but ended up doing double duty as a camera man. No complaints here, I help out and support my man where I can. It was a small crowd but that helped with how raw and real the event was. Just in case you didn’t know what one is, let Wikipedia help you get a basic idea of what battle rap is. Battle rap is is a type of rapping that includes a lot of braggadocio (bragging and boasting) content combined with put-downs, insults, and disses against real or imaginary opponents.

How did I score the battle? My scoring system is out of 3. I look for lyrics, stage presents & technique. Round 1 was a dead heat 3-3. Both men had everything they wanted, it was too close to tell. Round 2 Ramsey had a strong round except it was short and he lacked that presence but Phexid came correct so I scored it 2-3. Last round is where there was another stumble by Ramsey which wouldn’t have lost him the battle but he didn’t come back with that fire I figured and hoped he had. The last round was 1-2. Phexid went way too long for me. I mean it was some nice stuff but he could have cut it off and still shown how good he was.

So the final score was 5-8 for Phexid.

What did you give it? Leave a comment and let me know!

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The Monolouges

Years ago, I lived in Waterloo Ontario and I went camping with this lovely family and friends. I was seeing the mother but after this evening camping trip, I cut it off soon there after.

It was a hot summer day, a Saturday to be specific where I was just hanging out at home in the apartment. My roommate Gerry was already gone out with some of his friends and I was just seeking something to do for that night. Nancy calls and she tells me that her family and her next door neighbor were going camping in the park not even a 30min walk from my apartment building for the day/night and she wanted me to join. I thought about it and said I’d come along. I didn’t really bring anything seeing as I could come home if I didn’t want to sleep but I did bring a super warm jacket and extra pair of socks.

So after my half and hour walk, I end up at the park group with Nancy, her little son and daughter and her friends. We had burgers and hot dogs. The kids were loving life and just being kids. I was enjoying the time and I wasn’t sipping on any booze and the night went on. At first, I wasn’t going to stay but Nancy convinced me to stay the night but as we were settling down in our tent for the night, the kids were not listening to Nancy and not going to bed, so she got out of the tent and started talking and trying to get her son to bed. I was lying there for about 15mins and only hearing the conversation turning into an argument. I climbed out of the tent to see Nancy holding her son by the arm and then pop. Nancy slapped her son clear across the face. The world stopped and I had never seen this side of her. She otherwise was a great mother but in a blink of an eye, she became an ugly person. I’m not angel but I never thought she’d do that. I put back on my clothes and just made some excuse about an emergency back home. I left at 2am and walked in the dark back home.

The next day, I got over run with calls from Nancy saying that she is sorry she did that and she never has done that before. I hung out with her less and less then just stopped all together. If I sound like a bad person for stopping seeing a single mother because she hit her child, leave a message.

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Cake for everyone!

Happy birthday to me! I am not planning to do all that much. In the past, I would have partied all weekend long and booked off yesterday(Monday) so I could have a long weekend but I didn’t. I guess this whole growing up thing is catching up to me. I’m 30yrs old. What does that mean to me?

It means that I’m done my 20s and so I should close out somethings that I no longer need and start to look out into the future. I won’t be leaving my friends behind but I will be trying to reconnect with the ones that I’ve lost touch with. Oh as well, I will be focusing on the healthy relationship and leaving the negative ones behind. Today is a day I just want to be happy and do whatever feels right. No stress of a birthday party or planning out something to do. I want to take advantage of the small things in life that because of the working man mentality, I’ve lost touch with. Also, going forward I want to change somethings for the better. Make better life choices, actually try to put more behind getting healthy.

What gift would I want? Gold, diamonds or even silver? Not this time, not this year. I want gifts that are different, unique and original. I know birthdays is when people give you gifts but this year, I want to give you all my readers and potential readers a small gift, a mix. Below, is a link to music I listen to and so I wanted to let you all hear some of my favorite music.

Thank you for the birthday wishes in advance.

What is an unique birthday gift that you were given or someone has given? Leave your answer in the comments below because I’m curious

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Happy New Year 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year

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 A bit of a fire work show for us all to enjoy with the new year will bring new things to the blog as well as my writing. I will be putting out a mixtape or two throughout the year.

While we all recover from the night before, just remember that if you don’t work today, take it easy. Enjoy the begining of the new year with a DVD matharathon or marathons that are on TV.

So have a great day and thank you to everyone that reads these posts because 2013 has been a great year with all the ups and downs but I know that with each and everyone’s support we will have a great 2014 here where the stories matter.

Chris Ifill

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Happy Holidays from Chrisifill.com

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The Monolouges

Please be advise that will be foul language and adult subject matter. 

If you missed the first post in this on going series, you can always find it here. But now that you’re caught up. Let’s get right into this with my monologue.

An older lady isn’t always a wiser lady. I only learnt this at a young age. I was just young age of 19 and went out to the bar with a good friend David. David called me right as I was going to play on my computer. He convinced me with the promise of drinks and a good time, so with little poking on his part, I dragged myself out of the house and meet up with Dave at the local bar. He and I had enough drinks that made the night fly by between bad jokes and even more stories as well as games of pool. I broke up the mix with some dancing on the dance floor of this small watering hole. I being the brash teen, I went up to these two older women with glasses of wine in hand.  I challenged them to a doubles game. David was half over the one girl but I was just half into my last drink and the game. Last call hits and of course, like most men, I tried to close, AGN style – always grab numbers. So this women, who I found out is a kindergarden teacher lived within walking distance from the bar. K-teacher gave me her number AND we walked home. A highlight had to be while we were talking, she squatted behind and did something I haven’t seen up till this date. She threw up while taking a piss. It was the train wreck that I couldn’t look away. So after that, we continued to walk back to her place. I was about to turn and head home but she invited me in for a night cap. I was a bit nervious but I let the night carry me forward. So we had one bottle of red wine. God I hate the bitter taste of the wine that night. So we started to make out on the couch and I was still not even acting like myself. She pulled me by the hand into a smaller bedroom. I flipped on the light switch to see that we were in her kid’s bedroom. I just stood in shock, the teacher was peeling off her clothes on the race card bed. I felt a sudden awakening or I came almost instantly sober and just shook my head and said, “Nope! Not happening” I said as I put back on my shirt, grabbed my shoes and walked out the door. I always think about how some older women aren’t always that bright.

So I hope you enjoyed my monologue and don’t forget to tip your waitress or waiter, those people are here for you.

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My Embarrassing Moment

An embarrassing moment when it happens is horrible but add time, it becomes a great story to tell everyone. We all have had that moment in which the world and you can see yourself at the worst for whatever reason. I have had a couple of them over the years but today I am going to tell one of those stories.

I will try to keep it short and sweet so we can all laugh about it. So I was about 22 years old and just living life. I went to the bar most fridays and saturdays. One night, I couldn’t figure out why every person was laughing and patting me on the back. No girl would even dance with me but I just went to dance and enjoy the music. So when I started walking home, I felt a breeze and wondered how I was feeling it. I asked my friend and he just smirked before shaking his head. I didn’t give it a second thought until I got home and looked down to finally see that my fly was done the WHOLE night.

At the time, I died a little, all these people saw me with my fly dancing and trying to hit on the girls. Good god!

What is an embarrassing story that happened to you? Leave a comment and let me know or email it to me?