Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A long 6 months...

I just realized it's been 6 months since I last posted something here. A LOT has happened. A LOT has changed. I won't get into it right now, but next week, I finally will, and once I do, I can assure you, I'll be coming back to where it all started... here. I'll share more, shortly. Talk to you soon.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

the room.

recorded episode 38 right here...

my family is finally leaving Alaska for the first time since I was born. I've been in this one, same, modest house as far back as my toasted memory allows me to, and within the next few months, I will be the only one in my immediate family of 4 (my brother is moving to Seattle as well as my folks) still living in Alaska. That's so weird to me.

So, I returned home to savor a few more moments in this house. I started blogging, fresh out of high school in this very room. Getting on hip hop chat forums when the internet first became a household thing (i know, I'm old as balls. Fuck off) in this same room. I saw the "Still D.R.E" video for the first time in this room, before school. Unforgettable moment for me, ha... A lot of firsts in this room. Crazy.

As you get older, you begin (without even trying to) to appreciate things you took for granted or never even thought about as a youth. It's funny how that happens.

Take the time...

Monday, January 1, 2018

Wins & Losses

What a fucking year, huh!?

Man, I don't even know where to begin. On this final day of 2017, I sit in my mancave, listening to everything that came out this year, musically. I scroll back at photos, links, blog posts, and as I reminisce, I realize that 2017 felt like it lasted forever. Quite possibly the longest year, ever. At least for me. I felt like as a country/world/society, we've taken many L's lately and though I won't go into that tirade cuz that's not what any of us are here for, I will say we as a people needed good music more than ever, and I feel like we received that in 2017.

I usually type out a long, eloquent (at least I'd like to think they are) preface about the year before getting into my lists, but now, that's what I got a podcast for, ha. It's so much easier for me to ramble into a microphone as opposed to typing and spell checking my ass off, so with that said, I present to you, the 2017 Tubby Blog Awards.

Note: In the accompanying podcast (Episode 32, attached at the bottom of this blog), I give my reasoning behind some of my picks & lists, particularly the local categories.

I've been doing this for a minute now (this is like my 8 or 9th year doing this, possibly longer. I lost track) so if you've been with me here, before, then you already know what to expect. And if this is your first time reading my annual year end list, I'll tell you like I tell everyone, every year… This is simply the opinion of one man. Everyone has an opinion, but right here, right now, mine's the only one that matters, haha.

Oh yeah, a lot of the picks have links attached to them. Some of you aren't bright enough to figure that out on your own, so I thought I'd just tell ya. You're welcome. Let's get started.

Best Records of 2017
"Humble" by Kendrick Lamar
"Bam" by Jay Z
"Idols Become Rivals" by Rick Ross
"Moonlight" by Jay Z
"Movin Around" by CyHi The Prynce featuring Schoolboy Q
"Number One" by Portugal. The Man
"Closer" by CyHi The Prynce
"Amnesia" by Freddie Gibbs
"Bishop Shot Steel" by Conway The Machine
"Whatever You Need" by Meek Mill featuring Chris Brown
"444+222" by Lil Uzi Vert (Note: the fact Uzi is on this list & with a song referencing Jay Z, lets me know we are truly in our last days.)
"No Rush" by T.Pain
"Don't Skip This Interlude" by Keezy of The Sky Division
"8Teen" by Khalid
"Bullet Klub" by Conway featuring Lloyd Banks & Benny The Butcher
"American Dream" by Jeezy featuring J.Cole & Kendrick Lamar
"Passionfruit" by Drake (Don't act like you don't tap your fat sweaty feet to Passionfruit, man.)
"Unforgettable" by French Montana & Swae Lee
"The Weekend" by SZA
"Bodak Yellow" by Cardi B

Tubby's Favorite Rappers in 2017
Conway The Machine
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
CyHi The Prynce
Action Bronson
Freddie Gibbs
2 Chainz
Dave East
Rick Ross

2017 Worst Rappers List
Lil Pump
Playboi Carti
21 Savage
Baka Not Nice
Lil Yachty aka Doo Doo Canoe

Best Rap Albums/Mixtapes (full length projects)
444 by Jay Z
No Dope On Sundays by Cyhi The Prynce
G.O.A.T (Grimiest of All Time) by Conway
Culture by Migos (I wouldn't have ever guessed this in a million years. I know, I'm shocked as well.)
You Only Live 2wice by Freddie Gibbs
DAMN by Kendrick Lamar
Rather You Than Me by Rick Ross
The Heavens Will Help by Keezy of The Sky Division
4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time by Big KRIT
Wins & Losses by Meek Mill

Best Rap Verses of 2017
Hov's 1st verse on "Bam"
Kendrick's 2nd verse on "Humble"
CyHi's last verse on "Closer"
Lloyd Banks verse on "Bullet Klub"
Kendrick's verse on "Power"
Rick Ross 3rd verse on "Idols Become Rivals"
Black Thought's "Funk Flex Freestyle"
CyHi's 3rd verse on "Movin Around"
Lil Wayne's verse on "Family Feud"
Conway's 1st verse on "Bishop Shot Steel"

2017 Bricksquad List (Worst Rap Songs)
"Walk On Water" by Eminem featuring Beyonce
"Untouchable" by Eminem
"Magnolia" by Playboi Carti
"No Frauds" by Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Wayne & Drake
Any song by 21 Savage. Just pick one...

2017 Boner Jams (Favorite R&B songs)
"When We" by Tank
"LMK" by Kelela
"Body Talk" by Majid Jordan
"What We Do" by Rotimi
"Privacy" by Chris Brown
"Textin My Ex" by T.Pain featuring Tiffany Evans
"The Weekend" by SZA
"Unravel Me" by Sabrina Claudio
"Droptop In The Rain" - Ty Dolla Sign featuring Tory Lanez
"Sativa" by Jhene Aiko featuring Swae Lee

Favorite Album Artwork
(Click the title to see the cover. I got your back, bud... pause.)

Flower Boy by Tyler The Creator
G.O.A.T (Grimiest of All Time) by Conway The Machine
Teenage Emotions by Lil Yachty
Woodstock by Portual. The Man
El Gato: The Human Glacier by Gucci Mane
Blue Chips 7000 by Action Bronson
DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar
Pressure by Jeezy
Everybody by Logic
Culture by Migos

The LL Fool J Award (Biggest Losers of 2017)
Azalea Banks
Bow Wow (for too many reasons)

Tubby's Annual Deathwish List
Azealia Banks
Is Tyga still alive?
That one guy whose name rhymes with Ronald Dump
Whoever stood by and let Eminem put out "Revival" without speaking up

Top Podcasts
The Joe Budden Podcast
Brilliant Idiots
The Joe Rogan Experience
A Waste Of Time with ItsTheReal

2016 Guilty Pleasure Award
Lil Uzi Vert's "Luv Is Rage 2"
"Peak a Boo" by Lil Yachty
"Gucci Gang" by Lil Pump

Hottest Chicks In The Game
Beija Velez
Tiffany Haddish
Ayesha Curry
Jessica Burciaga

Tubby's Top 10 Creeper List (Hottest local chicks on social media)

Tubby's 1st Annual Fat Boy's Favorite AK Restaurants List
Thai Orchid (Anchorage, AK)
Glacier Brewhouse (Anchorage, AK)
Pho'natik (Anchorage, AK)
Pagoda (North Pole, AK)
Lavelle's Bistro (Fairbanks, AK)
Pangea (Anchorage, AK)

My Favorite Local Rap Albums of 2017

Back 2 Da East - Duckman
Crosswords - Inside Out (Madd Angler & Trinity Beats)
WhereToNow - Darius & Johnny Kohler
Rage City - Spoody
Back On My Bullshit Vol.1 - Lukie B

Best Local Rap Verses of 2017
DC The Savage's verse on "Some Mo"
Duckman's 2nd verse on "Wit The Shit"
Darius' 1st verse on "Legendarius"
Leak Leisure's verse on "Dreamcast"
Sean Van Camp's verse on "Cultural Awareness"

Tubby's Dime Sack (My 10 favorite local rap songs of 2017)
Some Mo - Alaska Boi & DC The Savage
Shut It Down - Loner Luc
For My City - Alaska Redd featuring Tayy Tarantino, Fleetwood Malone & Duckman
Wit The Shit - Duckman
WRKN4DAWEEKND - Darius & Johnny Kohler
Fresh - Double Dose
Tapped In - Duckman featuring King Coo & Philthy Rich
Blessed - Lukie B featuring Mevlano
YahYah - Leak Leisure
Switch Lanes - Galax-C featuring Choze

Chairmen of The Boards (AK's Hottest Producers in 2017)
Gunnah The Hitman
Trinity Beats of Inside Out
Mario Beats
DJ Allegiance
Raw Beatzz

Tubby's Top 10 Local Alaskan Rappers of 2017

Madd Angler


Double Dose

DC The Savage

Tayy Tarantino

Bishop Slice



Lee Jones

Note: Listen to #TubbysManCaveProject Episode 32 to hear my reasoning behind some of my picks & lists, particularly the local categories.

Friday, December 29, 2017

48 hrs

* give or take a couple hours, ha.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Right on the other side of the bridge by my house. Me and Tim Dawg would just go there and look at new keyboards. The Triton had just come out. We used to just go play with it. Tim finally got it eventually. 

This place ain't shit to a lot of people but to me, it's a landmark.

I just found this on my laptop. Took the photo this time last year. Stoned & felt like sharing. Rest In Peace, Tim Dawg.

marinated chicken

Captain's log, stardate 12.5.17... haha

I actually just started watching Star Trek Next Generation all over again from the beginning (on Netflix). My dad loved that fucking show so after school we watched it and I'm pretty sure I've seen probably 80% of that entire series. Not by choice.

Anyways, I realized I blogged about blogging more awhile back but haven't been doing so. But if you've been following me then hopefully you can see that I'm staying busy. Still...

Music update: I just got a text from Ed Washington, with an attached file, a song he's working on for my upcoming compilation. I'm so fucking excited to share it, when the time is right. I'm not going to get all loud and flashy with the promotion of this project and it's roll out. I'm going to basically "Beyonce it" this go round and one morning you're gonna wake up and it's going to be there. And hopefully you end up loving it, and seeing where I'm going with this and what the main objective is. It's already a work of art and it's only 80% completed. Waiting on records from a couple more individuals, but what I have already is game changing. Wait til you hear Darius & Johnny Kohler on steroids, haha. Super Darius, ha. Wait til I unveil who I think may be the most lyrical emcee in Alaska rap right now and release his record to back up that statement. Wait til I play you 2018 Sky Division... Just wait. I have so much in store.

I'm way too stoned to be blogging, I'm going to wake up and not even remember typing this shit, and then I'ma be mad at myself for giving up classified information about my "top sheecret project". I'm just very excited to give you a masterpiece though. I'll leak another record soon. Let Dreamcast marinate some more. Speaking of marinate, I'ma go reheat up some chicken from dinner. Stay outta jail. Later.

Oh yeah. More CRUDE pieces on the way. I've been balls deep in other projects but new write ups are on the way. Please try not to kill yourselves.