About Me and this Blog

Atlanta, Ga, Ga, Georgia
my name is Bill Jabr I am a music producer/songwriter from Atlanta, Ga.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My 9 new years resolutions for 09

Well it is new years again and many of you all have been posting resolutions for 09... I've put together a list of my resolutions! 09 is mine.. I am going to win! Here are my 9 resolutions for 09:

1) get diesel
2) break 5 cinder blocks with one punch of my fist from being so diesel
3) get in 3 fights with the intention of protecting innocent people from danger and win all 3 of them by tap out
4) stump the shwabb
5) assemble the crew of Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Shaq, me, and fernando to hang out with when I'm in los angeles
6) have a threesome with 2 hot babes
7) have a foursome with 3 hot babes
8) have mad parties and party with tons of babes and beers
9) beat up skinny punks once i get stronger than them


09 ahhhhhh!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

I am in a huge Talking Heads phase

top 10 song of all time.. obviously you all can see that I'm in a talking heads phase..

Thursday, December 18, 2008


oh to be Jay Z for a day..

found this pic here --- http://ibeatthat.blogspot.com/2008/12/hip-r-soundscan-figures.html


Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Who throws a shoe? haha

.. can't say i've ever seen this before

Monday, December 8, 2008

Talking Heads - Mind

one of my favorite songs.. crazy footage

My favorite singer ever.. A living legend

notice this sample?? old Mos Def - Mrs. Fat Booty.. crazy sample flip

and Slum Village.. hah classics

Corniest video of all time but remarkable singing

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

check out my christmas song

on my myspace only now.. myspace.com/bjabrmusic and check out this guitar solo I did for the xmas song last year =

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My beliefs + a little legendary footage

I run across so many people in the music industry that try to act like everything they do or associate themselves with is "next level" or "the best" or "ground breaking" when really all that shit is silly to me... I say love what you do and do it with love. I believe real music is the best music and by real i don't mean "real instruments" or some elitist view of what "real music" is. I believe real music comes from inspiration = from our experiences in life, our thoughts, our feelings, our ups and our downs etc. I believe that inspiration is a force that travels through us and we should be blessed to have it and even more blessed to be able to use it to express ourselves. It is the love of music and honesty within an individuals music that makes a great artist not the ego, not the sounds they use, and not hype... Remember this: the love of music took a man from being a pocket rnb guitar player for the isley brothers into Jimi Hendrix and an rnb tenor sax player into John Coltrane and it turned this man from a folk singer into one of the greatest songwriters of all time:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Kanye Review = possible classic to be recognized in the future

First of all, popular music is at an all time drought right now. It is absolutely horrible and we should all be disgraced by the level of music that has come out recently (and by recently I mean the last year). The record industry crisis is a bursting bubble just like the housing crisis, inflated gas prices, and all the other things around us right now that seem to be coming to a head.. With that being said, the good part about it is that there is no place to go now but up!!

I'd like to start of by saying that the vision of 808's and Heartbreaks is astounding. Most people are so programed right now to expect the same little pop thin synthy emotionless record that when a real artists comes a long and actually makes an innovative/personal album in a pop realm they don't know what to do so they try to find things to hate on. I don't even care if Kanye can't sing or if he uses auto tune etc. To me this album is Kanye's best lyrically. He gets more personal than ever. The theme of the album seems to be that of a troubled artist that has everything in the world but no love, no family life, no real friends so to him it feels like he has nothing. He's mad because the girls around him seem to be superficial and crazy ala "Robocop." I didn't like a few of these songs when I listened to them out of context but when I play this album as an album it makes me realize that his music is pure genius and witnessing his musical growth is very inspiring and refreshing as an upcoming producer, writer, and artist. The album starts of in a very Andre 3000 "love below" type vibe with "Say you will." The albums tone is instantly set with live strings, pads, choirs, grand piano, percussion, and of coarse 808s!! Even though the album is very synthy and 808y, it somehow maintains an organic production quality at the same time. Clearly Kanye put a lot of focus on the sonic continuity of this album.. Wow, I sound like a really corny review nerd with that last lines.. Anyway, all the tracks are extended and seem to run into each other. I do not see this album getting much radio play because it is so different and most of the songs are just too long for radio. I'll be riding out to this album for the next couple of days but all I know is that Im excited!! Kanye will once again sell a lot of albums and doesn't need radio because people will buy this and buy substance! This album will only make him bigger as an artist and more people will respect him.. Keep living your art Ye, you are an inspiration and a breath of fresh air! now Dre Detox where r u? Dre 3000 where are u?? Newcomers, let's save the music!! Kanye needs help!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Poetic genius

Bob Marley - Wait in Vain... the greatest lyrical song I've ever heard.. Lyrical harmony: "you see in life I know there is lots of grief but your love is my relief.. tears in my eyes burn.. tears in my eyes burn.. while Im waiting.. while im waiting for my turn.. "

I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love.
From the very first time I blessed my eyes on you, girl,
My heart says follow t'rough.
But I know, now, that I'm way down on your line,
But the waitin' feel is fine:
So don't treat me like a puppet on a string,
'Cause I know I have to do my thing.
Don't talk to me as if you think I'm dumb;
I wanna know when you're gonna come - soon.
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
'Cause if summer is here,
I'm still waiting there;
Winter is here,
And I'm still waiting there.
/Guitar solo/
Like I said:
It's been three years since I'm knockin' on your door,
And I still can knock some more:
Ooh girl, ooh girl, is it feasible?
I wanna know now, for I to knock some more.
Ya see, in life I know there's lots of grief,
But your love is my relief:
Tears in my eyes burn - tears in my eyes burn
While I'm waiting - while I'm waiting for my turn,

I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love, oh!
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna wait in vain.
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna wait in vain.
No, I don't wanna (I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain) -
No I - no I (I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't
wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain) -
No, no-no, I, no, I (I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain) -
It's your love that I'm waiting on (I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain);
It's me love that you're running from.
It's Jah love that I'm waiting on (I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain);
It's me love that you're running from.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I've posted an article on my theories of breaking in and making it in the music industry

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Ever wonder where Nigo gets it??



Amazing how a guy can take Andy Warhol designs, alter them a little, and make them populalr clothes for skaters in Japan and eventually for hip-hop in the US. Looks like "Pop" art always has its place.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Current Work - Looking for a new artist now

08 releases:


Bobby Valentino - all about you, island girl, i think she's the one, let's get out of here
the cashmere cartel - without you
Young Berg - What's up
Young L.A. - wrong chick

other coming soon:

Yung Joc - Tonight (get it poppin)
Bobby Valentino - She makes me say
Toni Braxton - falling in love again
Adam Park - Come with me

Danity Kane - Representative
'' - Magnet
Gucci Mane - One Dance

other work:
the goods
the cashmere cartel
Q tha Kid

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Smashing Pumkins 1979

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Similarities in campaigns??

Here we have a video where the candidates in 92 were questioned similar to the question that's been brought up by current voters. Very striking similarities... Clinton mentions the 12 years of trickle down economics and the state of the recession of the early 90s. Sounds familiar??

Here we have a campaign video for Clinton - Clinton for "Change.." sound familiar??

Can we say "legend" The King of Pop Motown 25

The greatest on stage performance.. Next time you think you see someone that can dance good.. Resort back to this performance and realize how wack everyone would look next to this pure musical genius. This is the most historic performance of Michael's career and where better than the Motown reunion. Biggest star music will ever see period.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

SNL has stepped it up big time this election

classic skit

One of the coldest to ever touch the instrument - Wes Montgomery

The classic Thelonius Monk song "Round Midnight." Graceful and effortless guitar playing. His tone is legendary. So much emotion.. The music flows through him as if he is watching himself play.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ok Rihanna.. I see u

How the Recession is effecting music?

Lately I've been hearing a lot of people getting mad at records that glorify getting paid because of the state of the economy. All I can say about that is ok, whatever, there have always been songs about getting paid so just don't listen to them if you don't like them. Clearly, the recession so far hasn't had much effect on music. TI just sold 500,000 copies in 1 week which was more than his last album pre recession. Jeezy did 250 his first week. Lil Wayne is almost at 3 million. 2008 has been a huge come back year for hip-hop artists. So my question would be to you: do you think the recession over time will have an effect on the quality of music on mainstream radio? I would hope it would help considering if you're riding around stressed about paying a mortgage and jobless the last thing you should want to hear is crank that spiderman.. But then again, music has a very young consumer base so I guess it will be up to the kids.

my artist debut haha

im putting out an xmas song this year.. trying to get together a little mash video for it.. yes, i'll be singing that mug.. coming afer thanksgiving.. look out for it

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A legend to the game.. Filmore Slim

American Pimp is a must have for your dvd collection.. You thought I was only 8 deep?? Legendary..

Finally someone says it.. He's not even a muslim but why should it even matter if he is??"

This isn't a democrat or republican thing to me because both parties have plenty of dumb asses. It is an American problem... Real Americans are people who should embrace freedom, equality, and justice. I am personally not a muslim but if Obama happened to be one or anyone else for that matter then who cares?? People need to actually sit down and read the New Testament and the Quran. They might find that Jesus and Muhammad were very similar historical figures. They were both prophets sent by God, they both led people out of oppression, inspired, and spread morality. So if it is 2008 and you still don't have respect for an individual that practices a completely harmless and generally positive faith and religion then there is no other way to describe you than completely ignorant. Another issue that I am embarrassed of many people in my country with is gay marriage. Something that both candidates oppose. Just like I am not a Muslim, I am not gay, but it makes no sense to me why gay people can't be married. If we go back to Jeffersonian democracy and the visionaries that laid the ground rules for our government, we learn that governments main role should be to protect our INDIVIDUAL freedoms and personal liberties. This means as long as my actions aren't a potential threat to harm someone else then I should be able to conduct myself freely in society. So how in the world is it a threat to my personal liberty if a gay or lesbian couple wants to get married? How does that harm me as an individual? And why should they not be able to have the same tax benefits of being married as us straight people.
- Tabernacle

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Phoenix - A French band I mess with..

I can't believe I heard these guys on entourage the other week.. I remember listening to them a few years ago when my college roommate put me on them.. This is now known as "the entourage song." hot song and hot show.. take that take that..

Song from Entourage

So is this what Diddy was talking about? Is the Aubrey kick off a publicity stunt?

well hello

Friday, October 17, 2008

Call me an elitist but this is why I don't think everyone should be able to vote

When we are 16 years old we have to take a basic test to drive a car. Why, because cars are a responsibility and being a dangerous driver can harm others just like being a dangerous voter can harm others. We are appointing someone who will have control over war; a person that has the final word to go to war and put lives of Americans on the line. These rednecks should not be able to vote because they are potentially a threat to others individual liberties: they are stupid, and they don't know the difference between an Arab (which is an ethnicity of people that is not always muslim), a Muslim (which is a religion that is more close than any other religion in the world to Christianity), and a terrorist..

Woaah!!! Fire! Kanye West - Coldest Winter prod by Kanye and No ID

Now this is what im talking about.. This record is jamming.. Ok I am definitely fucking with this album now.. I hear the 808 production and the heartbreak lyrics.. It makes sense.. a true artist..

The Coldest Winter

Monday, October 13, 2008

Buy Raphael Saadiq's new cd

Don't ask any questions just buy it. It is great.. motown throwback with a little bit of a new feel.. he really outdid himself on this album! Breath of fresh air!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Change the world continued... Pure genius / the greatest ever

When people ask me whose my favorite musician ever, the answer is always a fast one. Stevie Wonder.. He has truly transcended music, he is a vocal innovator, a genius on every instrument he touches, and a legendary songwriter and producer. If you don't know the music of Stevie Wonder, quit.

at 12 -- the greatest child singer ever period..

teenage years

adult times.. haha

In life there is good music, bad music, and music that changes the world..

Bob Marley falls into the music that saves the world category. His music is pure, inspiring, soulful, and poetic. All you have to do is talk the lyrics to this song and it will make you forget about everything. Learn about this genius and you will better yourself:

Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright.
Singing': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Saying', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou:")

Singing': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright."
Singing': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', "This is my message to you-o-o-o:"

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be alright. Don't worry!"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be alright."

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright" - I won't worry!
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright."
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, oh no!
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright!

Redemption Song

Stir it up (live_

Crazy Video! Bat For Lashes - What's a Girl to Do