Chill, Pop | Mokita Finishes “Bad” 3 Years Later and Turns Out Something Special

Posted by on June 20, 2020

‘I actually started bad about 3 years ago. It was a guitar riff I had played around with and then I layered a few other random things and the track kinda stayed the same over the last few years. Most of the song had been done for a while but I just never finished it. So a few months ago I was going through old demos and half finished songs and I heard it and was ‘I gotta just finish this and put it out’. So I kinda just rewrote a few parts and then barely tweaked the production. The song came together super fast and I didn’t really over think it. I did all the vocals in a day and then mixed in the next day and then it was done. I think sometimes as I writer I feel this pressure to always talk about topics that carry a lot of weight, or are going to make an impact on people. With this song I kinda had to remind myself that not everything I put out has have this super deep life altering message. I think that’s why it took me a while to put out because its super simple and lyrically its really straightforward and kinda playful. I think putting it out made me feel the freedom to put out songs I really love even if it means aren’t dealing with a heavy subject.’ – Mokita

Hip-Hop | J. Cole – 2012 (Prod. by J. Cole)

Posted by on December 21, 2012

Cole weighs in with his 2 cents on the Mayan calendar (even though CNN is claiming the living Mayans don’t believe we’re all going to die after all).  Lil Cole was on his Mr. Cleo shit back in ’08 when he recorded this gem, sitting, plotting for this exact day.  Here’s what he had to say on his blog about the track;

If the world ends tomorrow, damn. I would be mad as shit for 2 reasons. First, I’m not with my family. That would suck.
What would also be wack is if I never got to drop this song.

Summer of 08?. Mark Pitts meeting had happened a month ago. He said he fucks with me, but he not talking about signing me. Ok. Fuck that. I’ma make my new shit so stupid that the next time he meet with me he gonna HAVE to sign me. Same summer I made Grown Simba and started The Warm Up with a “fuck it” mentality. A few special songs I made that summer haven’t dropped yet. This is one of them.


Some of the most fun I ever had making a record. Alone in my room, making the beat, writing the raps, Jammin to this.
Here we are, Years Later, and right on time. Enjoy

– oh yea. Shout to the spanish nigga that came through and played the percussions. To the cool ass horn player that laced me, I forgot his name. This was my first Quincy Jones moment. Shout to Lil Cole. Shout to Aristotle. Shout to YOU.