Lost Liner Notes: Johnson & Jonson by Johnson & Johnson

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Lost Liner Notes: Johnson & Jonson by Johnson & Johnson

Blu chimes in with a broken spacebar and insights to one of 2008's sleeping beauties in DX's new column.

If you don't know, Blu [click to read] has returned to release one of the sleeping beauties of 2008 with producer Mainframe in the form of Johnson & Jonson's self-titled debut [click to read] on Tres Records. HipHopDX digitally chopped it up with Blu and his broken keyboard to get the background on the album with the limited insert pages, in our new column: Lost Liner Notes. Peep the jointage.

01._"J&J"

"ThisIsTheBirth.

BustingOutTheWomb.

OriginallyTitled,"TheFinale"

VersesWereOriginallyLaidOver"KindaDusty"ProByMainframe

(WhichWillBeReleasedInJapanOn12Inch(ViaSubContact)

ButThisVersionIsAnotherOneOfMainFrame'sCrazyLoops

ItWasOneOfTheLastRecorded

ButHasTheOldestLyricsFromTheRecord

MainframeLovedThemFromBackWhenWeFirstMet,

WeCameAcrossTheOldRecording

AndMainframeAskedMeToReVampTheRhyme

WeChoppedThisBeastAndBoom!

AsUCanTellByTheOriginalTitled,ThisWasTheOutro

AndIThinkThisWasTheOnlySongThatDidntLeak,IBelieve

TheOutroSegmentOfThisSong,

WasThreeFreestylesChoppedIntoSomeRandomTangent,

TheFinale."

02._"UpAllNight"

"theFavorite.

ThisSongIsWhatTheAlbumIs.

Labbin',StraightUp&Down.

Blunts,Cloves,EuroSpliffs,

E&J&Blu(e)berryJuice,CharlesShawTJWine,

SourCream&CheddarRuffles&SourCandies

OccasionalVisitsFromEmcees,Musicians,Homies&Bitches

RemindsMeOfTheShitIBumpedRightOutOfHighSchool

BootCampShit.

ChppedItUpAtTheOXTank,

TookItToTheKMCrib&WroteToIt,

ThenBroughtItBackToTankForCutting,

LikeWeDoWithYaMoms.

WeDidSoManySongsThatNight

ThisWasTheFirstOfTheSession."

03._"HalfAKnot"

"ThisIsThatGo!

ContainsALittleSwaggerJackFromPhife,

LoveMovementEra,MayNotCatchIt.

OnceThisWasLoopedUpIWasSoAmped,

IWroteToItImmediately.

ByThisTimeInMyLifeMyThroatWasSoFucked

FromTheClovesAndConstantDrinking,EuroSpliffs,SoOn,

IHadGottenReallySickAndThatWasWhenIBasicallyStoppedWorkingOnTheRecord

ThisOneIRememberIHadToKeepReRecordingItBecauseMyVoiceWouldFallOut.

ThisWasMyFavUntilAloeBlaccHeardIt.

RespectNoneTheLess.

ShoutsOutToTheBRIDGE,ThisIsForYallAnyways!

MigMoney,AWill,Basic,DonnieSmokes,

Radio,Definite,MyBrotherJoeCollins,TNasty,

LilJayDoediTheOGDoediToMeTho,

MyBrotherOreo,Ricky&Nickels,

theUntouchables,TiffanyBarnes,TiffanyCastillo,Peaches

BubbaWatts,,DeA,DNT,Scavs,Teon,

Charli,MykillMy's,2000PedroVarsityStarters,

MilkBoxShoutsToAnteus,TriggaNigga,Wickedi&

IllFlavaRIP,PerryRIP,TheOtherBlueRIP.

GetYours."

04._"MomaToldMe"

"TheFirstSongIEverPlayedForMyDad.

JonAnchMetHim&AskedImmediatelyHasHeHeardOurMusic.

HeSaidNo,JonPressedPlay.

ISeenTheHugestSmileAcrossHisFace,

DazingIntoSpace,ReflectingThroughMyEyes,

ThatWasTheMostRewardingShitForMe.

EspeciallyBecauseThisAlbumIsForTheChildren.

Jon'sSonEquinox,

AndMyDad(John)'sSon,Me.

ForTheChildInUsAll.

ThroughAllTheShitYouCanBeUnder,

NoMatterHowFarAway,

IAlwaysRemeber."

05._"TheGustoRoom"

(FeaturingTheGreatBoboLamb)

"ThisHadToBeOneOfTheIllestSessionsOfAllTime.

ThoughItWasLongAfterWeRecordedOurVerses.

ItWasTheNightIMetTheGreat,BoboLizzamb,

This,AsISaidBefore,WasAroundTheTimeIWasSick,MindYou.

IDidNotWantToLeaveButJonInsistedOnMeSeeingBoboPerform.

HeSaidHeWasOnBET,BabBoysOfComedy,Etc,

SoIFiguredWeWereGoingToSome'BigBoomAllOutHollyWoodShow',

ButItWasInThisLittleAssCafeByTheGayAreaInLongBeach.

ThereWerePoetsInThereDoinThereThing,

ItWasSortOfAnOpenMicNight.

BoWalkedRightUpToUsBeforeHisSet

AndIntroduceHimselfWithTheHugestEyesAndWidestSmileEver.

HeWentStraightOnAndByTheTimeHeSaidHisSecoundLineIWasSold

WeWereDying.

Hard.

IWasSickAsADog,CoughingAndShit.

ButICouldNotStopLaughingNoMatterHowMuchIReallyDidntWantTo.

FunnyThingWasWeWereTheOnlyOnesLaughing

ProllyCauseHeGotIntoTheWholeHomoSectionOfHisJokesEarly.

NoOffense.

ButThatShitWasFunnyAsHell.

FromThereWeWentToTheTank.

BoSmashed,IMeanSmashedLike7SongsOutInOneNight,

AndAllOfThemWereTheFunniestShitsIHeardSinceIFirstSawDelirious.

Really,HeFreestyledThemAll.

IncludedTheSong"Lucy"FromTheOGJayLoveJapan.

ThisSongWasAboutTheFourthOneIn.

AllJonSaidWasTalkAboutGambling,

PressedPlayAndHeWentOff,

JonHadToStopHimLikeHoldUpYo,WeAintEvenRecordingYet.

HeSpitOverTheWholeSongAllTheWayTilItEnded.

WeJustChppedSomePartsAfter,

RealTalk

WeShouldLeakThatWholeSessionOnNiggas.

Anyways.

BoboIsTheShit.

Ps,

ThisWasMyLeastFavoriteSongOnTheRecord

UntilWePerformedItAtTheReleaseParty,

INeverHadSoMuchFunPerformingASongInMyLife.

ThatsGODYo,ThatsAllICanSayToThat.

BOOmBox,3rdTime,SmashBox08.

GetTheNamesStraight."

06._"Wow"

"OneOfTheQuickestSongsEverMade.

ThatsWhenWeStartedCreatingTunesAndNotSongs.

UnderThreeMinsBro.

OriginallyOneLongVerse

HadToLetYaEarsBreatheForASec.

WaitForTheVidTho."

07._"TheOnlyWay"

"PrettyMuchTheFirstSongWeDidForTheAlbum.

ThisIsWhereTheConceptCameFrom.

NoRules.

32BarLoop,ThenBackAt'em.

WeWantedToMakeAMixtape.

IWasntTrynaRapOverPeoples'Beats.

JonWasThinkingLikeADJAndStartedPullingRecordsToLoop

AndRembered,

"OhYea,

IWasSoWrappedupInPuttingOutRecords

AndRunningRecordLabels

ThatIForgotIHaveSomeOfTheIllestBreaksOnThePlanet".

Whalla!

JizzyJay.

ThisSongIsMyPledge.

IsntMyBest

ButItsTheOnlySongThatRemindsMeOfMyPurpose,

ReallyTho,

TheOath."

08._"InTheBuilding"

"ISwear,

EveryOneThatCameToASessionFeltTheVibe,

IRemeberJonWasSoOverThisChop,

MigsHeardIt,

TurnedOnTheMic,NoJoke,

TwoTakes,Freestyle

VerseOne,Boom

VerseTwo.

ThisIsWhatWePlayWhenWePlayAtTheParadesBitch

Johnson&Jonson

TellTheChildren

"LickTheLoveFromMyHeart"

ThanksAgainMiguelito

LookOutForTheOtherBangerHeDidThatNight

"MomaSaid"

AskDizzle

ThisIsTheOne

FreestyledToo

HeardItHearFirst."

09._"BoutIt,BoutIt"

"TheBestSongOnTheRecordToMe.

Lyrically.

OneTheMostPersonal.

ThoughYouCouldNeverTell.

ThereWasSoMuchDramaInTheLBC

GoingOnBetweenTheTeam,AtTheTime

FoolsWereHatingHardOnEachOther

AndWeNeverLetItGetToUs

WeWouldjustGrind

ThisWasTheOnlyTimeWeDiscussedTheBeefOnTheEntireAlbum,

ThatWasALessonedLearnedFromMe.

ReallyTho,

ILoveHowDisguisedTheShitIsInTheLyrics,

SoPersonalYetSoAbstractYouCantRelate.

YetYouAllRelate.

WeCameUpWithTheVideoLongBeforeWeShotIt.

IRemeberRollingToOxnardWithJon

WeJustSmokedAndCameUpWithTheConcept

JonWasLikeWriteItDownYo

AndIWasFeelingTheTabaccoInThatJayLike,NawImStraight

HeWasLikeYoManWriteDownEveryOneWeShouldHaveSayTheLines

SoWeDid

NextThingUknow

MikeDComesThroughLikeWeGotAStudioWithAnAllWhiteBackDrop

AndTheCameraTheyShotTheNewestSupermanWith,TheGenesis.

wewasLikeYo,

WeGotTheTreatmentRightHere

Bongo.

ShoutsToEveryOneWhoMadeItOutToThatOne.

WasOneOfTheyIllestMomentsOfMyLife

ThankYallForThat.

EveryOneOfU."

10._"SpellCheck"

"LovedTheChops

CutTheRaps,

ItWasAWrap.

BigShoutsOutToDMenaceAndTheLongBeachSquads,

FamRep,SirJosephHoldYaHeadUp,

StuddaBox,BadHabit,CottonKing,Andy,

AllYall

MoreLucyToCome."

11._"LongTimeGone"

"ThisThe2ndTimeIAlmostMadeADumbDecisionOnThisRecord.

Bout4MonthsAgo,

JonPlayedMeTheFirstVersionOfTheMixes

ItWasAlreadyAGoodYearAfterWeRecordedTheAlbum

IToldHimIThinkWeShouldTakeOff"LongTimeGone"

HeSaidHeThinksItAddsSomethingToTheAlbum.

FastForwardToLastMonth

IOpenedUpMyFirstCopyOfTheAlbum

AndLongTimeGoneWasMyFavSongOnIt

FunnyRight

IDontGetMeSometimes

AndPeopleAskWhyILikeDoinRecordsWithOtherPeopleSoMuch."

12._"StillUpAllNight"

(ByTheKing,CashUsKingAkaCo$$Dollars)

"FinallyGotThisNiggaOnOneOfMyAlbums.

IHadToTakeMyVerseOffThisSong'

HeKilledItWayToHard

StraightUp

StillUp

ThanksDollars

HeDidThatSameShitToMeOn"WorldGoneBlind"

WishYouWereOn"BTH"

ButThatsHistory

LetsMakeSomeMore

OhYea,

AndToTheListener,

ThisNiggasAlbumIsAboutToBeBig

LookOutWestCoats

WeBack

AsLongAsWeOnTheKing'sBack."

13._"APerfectPicture"

"Yups

ILoveTheEnd

AndThe2ndverseIsMyJoints

ManTheseSongsWereFunAsHell

IMeanThisSongIsAboutNOTHING,

AndILoveIt

IWouldHaveNeverTakenThisOneOff.

"LetsOperateMan!"

14._"AnythingIsPossible"

(FeaturingGonjaSufi&MainframeOnTheRaps)

"IWillNotBeGettingAnyPublishingFromThisSong

ThisWasAlSufiAndJon

IWalkedInASession

AfterWalkingFarAsHellFromSomeWhere

AndTheyWereCutting

ThanksForGivingMeTheIllestBar,

"1980-84"

SouthSideSouthSide!!

MajorInspirationHomie

YouShouldReallySmashFoolsWithYoRapAlbumDog

ThatShitIsTheTruth,

AndTheTruthShallSetYouFree."

15._"TheOath"

"MyFavRapsOnThisAlbum.

AsFarAsRapsGo.

AndProduction,Pssss

ThisIsMyFavBeatOnHereToo,

CallLucy,AskHerDoSheNeedALiftOff

ShoutsToAliceInNY

IWillDoThisNextTimeIPromise

IJustGotTheInstro."

16._Bonus"HoldOn"

"IWantedToMakeAPersonalRecordWithOutPuttingMyBizOutThere

LikeIHadDoneOnAFewSongsfrom"BTH"&"DirtyScience"

IDidntWantItToBeSoMuch"Me"&"i".

PlusItAlreadySaidMyNameInTheHook

OneOfMyFavoriteSongsThatIHaveEverWritten

IReallyFeltGoodHearingThatOneOnThePlayBack

FoundMyVoice

AndEveryLine

IsVeryVeryVeryPersonalToMe."

17._"LaLaLand"(JapanBonus)

(FeaturingBeYoung)

"AsPromised,

AlmostBrokeIt,IfItWasntForJapan.

HadToPickAJamFromOneOfTheManyPacSessionsWeHad

PlusIJustFoundOutThisNiggaIsMyCousin

Whoooooo!

ShitRunsInTheBlood,

ThemBoysGotFlow!

AndTheSameTasteIHeardToo,

BigUpBe,

LetsDoAnAlumCuzzo,

Holl@!

shoutsToMona,

FamFamFamFamRockingEvryWhere

WeGotJointsWithMibbs&LikeToo

FretNot."

ThankYallForListening

ForThoseWhoWantedIt,

LongJohnJohnson

ManifestingTextIntoTheFlesh

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