Ill Poetic

best albums
- Lil Wayne "Carter II"
- Young Jeezy "Let's Get It"
- The Game "The Documentary"
- Common "Be"
- Fiona Apple "Extraordinary Machine"
- Platinum Pied Pipers "s/t"
- Paul Wall "People's Champ"
- Slim Thug "Already Platinum"
- Dangermouse & MF Doom "Dangerdoom"
- J. Dilla "Donuts"

albums I listened to
- Fiona Apple "Tidal"
- Slum Village "Vol. 2"
- Little Brother "The Listening"
- Lonnie Liston Smith "Live"
- Curtis Mayfield "Curtis"
- Marvin Gaye "Anthology"
- Sade, every album
- Young Jeezy "Let's Get It"
- Lil Wayne "Carter II"
- Spiritualized

best songs / singles
- Lil Wayne's verse on "6 Minutes" (Cassidy's joint)
- Little Brother "All For You"
- Slum Village "Giant"
- The Game "3 Minutes"
- Common "Real People"
- Fiona Apple "Red Red Red"
- Huntor Prey "Train Of Thought"
- Prose "Still Life America"
- Zone Ill "Bounce"

best beats
- Lil Wayne "Shooter"
- Czarnok "Pimp Tight"
- Platinum Pied Pipers "Act Like You Know"
- whatever Madlib and Dilla made this year
- Slum Village "Giant"
- Young Jeezy "Talk To 'Em"

best producers
- Dilla
- Madlib
- Just Blaze
- RJD2
- El-P
- Oh No
- Pharrell Williams

best emcees / lyrics
- Ras Kass
- Elzhi
- Wordsworth
- Lil Wayne
- Phonte
- Juelz
- Piakhan
- Jay-Z
- Nas
- Blueprint
- Illogic

favorite artwork
- Blueprint "1988"
- MF Grimm "American Hunger"
- Common "Be"
- Lone Catalysts "Good Music"

best label
- Good Music (Kanye's label)

biggest surprise (music or anything else)
- Nas and Jay performing together

biggest disappointment (music or anything else)
- 50 cent period.
- Mitch Hedberg dying
- no Dave chapelle season 3

books I read
this was a slow year
- "Calvin And Hobbes - The Indispensible"
- "Jazz Portraits"
- "Holla If You Hear Me" Eric Michael Dyson
- "Rebellious Slave - Story of Nat Turner"

movies I saw
- Wedding Crashers (3 times)
- 40 Year Old Virgin (good shit)
- Get Rich Or Die Trying (laaaaaaame)

websites I visited
- weightless.net
- myspace.com/illpoetic (lol)
- cincyhiphop.com
- onionbooty.com

foods I ate
- macaroni and cheese
- turkey sandwiches
- milk

things that made me smile
- macaroni and cheese
- onionbooty.com

things that made me go 'hmmm' (positively pondering)
- writing, producing, and ass.

things that made me go cringe
- 50 cent period.

best moment of 2005
- my Cinci record release party

worst moment of 2005
- the two shows we did after that
- seeing Get Rich Or Die Trying"

what I'd like to see in 2006
- Nas and Jay album
- releasing my LP nationally
- impeachment of current administration
- ends meeting

what I don't want to see in 2006
- George W. Bush
- 50 cent
- the end of the world

hip hop in 2006 will be
- here.

my new years resolutions
- release this gotdamn album

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