Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Over the past few years we've heard Kanye West say some pretty outrageous things, but this probably takes the cake.
“You know everyone loves and respects Michael but times change. It’s so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I’m willing to take that on. There’s nobody who can match me in sales and in respect so it only makes sense for me to take over Michael’s crown and become the new King. First there was Elvis, then there was Michael, now in the 21st century its Kanye’s time to rule. I have nothing but respect for Michael but someone needs to pick up where he left off and there’s nobody better than me to do that. I am the new King of Pop.”
Talk about someone having a "big ego". The statement is beyond absurd in and of itself, but to have the gall to say that you're the successor to Michael Jackson regardless of how talented Kanye may be, is simply crack-ish. Just as a doped up Whitney Houston referred to her then-husband as the "King Of R&B" at some award show years back, I'm of the belief that Mr. West may very well be under the influence of some serious narcotics.
Think about it.
Vanity and the lures of Hollywood is largely responsible for the death of his mother not so long ago. I believe that God works in mysterious ways, but Kanye obviously still hasn't learned much from that ordeal. This devastating loss in addition to the break up of his long-time girlfriend helped produce the wacktastic "808 And Heartbreaks" album which sucked ass. That's the thing with drugs - They may free your creative juices and lead to the creation of some really mind-blowing material...OR, they can just reveal the fact that your mind was really blowed. Now he's even dating a bald head lesbian. It'll be interesting to know who's fuggin' who in that relationship. Actually, it wouldn't be.
Given these facts and considering the recent quote above, I'm greatly under the impression that the dude needs some type of drug intervention. He seems like the type to surround himself with 'yes men' who ride his dick IRregardless of how wack he may act (or his music can be) at times. They probably won't be the ones to do it, but dammit, I wish SOMEBODY would.
But then again, the two guys he mentioned as the previous "Kings", Elvis and MJ, apparently had drug problems in their past also, so hey, he may just be unto something.
"Tiny & Toya"
I think it's a very good show that is much needed. I know many people who bashed it from its onset (and before it even aired) just based on Tiny and Toya's persona, but if you sincerely watch the show from an unbiased standpoint, you'll quickly recognize that it has redeemable qualities and gives a unique look into the lives of these women and obstacles they face.
I'm by no means saying that it's emmy-worthy or anything like that, but I do feel it has gotten an unjust bad rap just because people have passed judgement on them and the network and already have a preconceived notion that it's a bunch of crock.
Honestly, once you get pass the deep-southern accents of the ladies (in which a significant number of folks in the south really sound like), you'll realize that the real issues that these women face are common place in the Black community and are often taboo topics that we rarely discuss, let alone air on national television. The show's previews that were heavily promoted didn't spark my interest in the least bit, but I gave it a shot any way and was pleasantly surprised.
It disheartens me however to read or hear people's (especially Black people) negative remarks towards the show when they haven't even watched it. This is a plague that has swarmed over us for too long and I feel like in a way it's the manifestation of the whole 'crabs in a bucket' syndrome. There's a deeply-rooted "hate" (for lack of a better term) that exists in many of us and we just don't want to see others succeed and we make our discontent known to others who in turn hop on the bandwagon when it becomes a popular opinion. I hope I'm making sense to you.
And for those who have watched the show and concluded that they didn't like it, this isn't referring to you at all.
With that said, I encourage all (especially ignorant muafuggas who pass judgement on such things without actually seeing for themselves) take the time out and either watch it and form an opinion on it or shut the fugg up.
Thank you kindly for reading :-)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Download: Amerie - "Why R U (Remix) feat. Jadakiss, Nas, Rick Ross, and Cain
Above are a few photos of a gorgeous Amerie...and a remix you can download of her latest single featuring some well notable names in the realm of Hip Hop. Check it out.
All I have to say is timing is a bytch. Damn that Beyonce'!! No one gets shine.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Just read this on a "friend's" facebook status:
Jonathan King's bout to kick it wit my daughter...the only lady I love, who I knows she knows what she wants, and the only one that knows what she wants...love u princess!
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Tony Planter likes this.
Rodney IMIGHTBEGAY Anderson I know thats right.....thats always whats up!!
4 hours ago
Karl GoodDude...BUT"IMightNeedAFavorFromJon" Simms Thats what's up Jon.
4 hours ago
Christina MakeShiftDivaInTraining Hacksaw Hey i know what I want!!!...Some Coldstone....a long run on the beach...and retirement...LOL :-)...Hope you enjoy every moment with your baby girl!!
4 hours ago
Melinda CanYouTakeCareOfMine Bridges aaawww sooo sweet get ready to have BIGGG FUNN!!!!
4 hours ago
Pre' Shiss CanYouTakeCareOfMineToo Johnson Awwwww...can you come get my daughter and her friends too so I can take a nap!! Lol!! Enjoy your QT with your Lil lady Jon!!
4 hours ago
Melody IWishYouWasMYBabyFavva Williams That's what's up...me and my first born at the arts festival
3 hours ago
Jonathan King I'm so excited watching Harry potter wit my daughter. She's so lovely.
3 hours ago
This shyt is so sad.
Don't get me wrong, it's cool for a father to connect with his daughter, However, given the context, it doesn't seem like a regular occasion. So why is this dude receiving praises?
On another note, if he doesn't have a woman in his life, his mother, grandmother, sister, whomever...I think it's pretty pathetic for that to be the only "female" you care about in a loving manner. That speaks a lot about your character.
I'd say the same thing about chicks and their sons too.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I recently had a conversation with an old acquaintance of mine and it went a lil' somethin' like this:
Old Acquaintance: So what you been up to playa?
Me: Tryin' ta make a dollar out of fifteen cents...you know how it is...
O.A.: Actually, I don't. I've been doing pretty damn good. Eatin' good...lookin' good...ridin' good...the hoes love it when you stay fresh. Knowwhatimsayin'? You still doin' the little video shyt?
Me: Yeah...things have slowed up a bit, but you know...it's like a marathon, not a sprint sometimes.
O.A.: Yeah, I got some niggas I fuck wit'...I might want you to shoot somethin' for them. How's ATL treatin' you man? What type of car you in now?
Me: Just a lil' bucket...'94 Infiniti.
O.A.: *cocky chuckle* Nigga we GRADUATED in NINETY-FOUR!!
He continues on about how he attended one-year of college, started hustling, and dropped out to hustle full time. In the past 15 yrs. ('94-'09) he spent close to 36 months in jail, has two daughters by two different women, two Mercedes', and lost two of his closest buddies living the hustler's lifestyle. Convo continues...
O.A.: Damn, "Mr. Big-Time Video Director!!" I thought you would be doin' better than that, down there in ATL.
Me: At least I didn't lose two of my homies who were MURDERED because of their "career" paths.
Was I wrong for that?
***By the way, I didn't say that last statement...or at least not in those words.***
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
After attending elementary, middle, high, college, and grad schools, it seems like a lot of folks I know are truly trying to stake their claim on the American Dream. Those who haven't gone as far in education and has chose other career paths, jobs, military, "marrying rich", hustling, or whatever to create the life they are conditioned to believe as THEIR "American Dream" is on that path as well to their proverbial pot of gold.
To quote the "Jefferson's" theme song, everybody wants their "piece of the pie".
However, it's been a current (maybe not so current) trend that people DON'T NEED SLEEP. Many individuals in pop culture has pushed this idea out to the masses that in order to obtain their status and live their
Take a (re-read) moment if you must... but, YES, there are people who feel like you (or they) need to hustle 25/8.
*in my Katt Williams' voice*
Are you seriously hating on SLEEP??
You know what though? Everybody needs fuggin' sleep. Everybody. Rest. Vacation. Natural day-to-day SLEEP!! Not to mention, some people just REALLY do need their "beauty sleep".
I constantly hear people exclaim that sentiment and I respect people's decisions to the fullest. Although, I do tend to question them. I'm inquisitive like that. It's not a judgemental quality at all, just me gaining insight into how they feel and view things.
The more you know.
With that said, I truly question the mantra of "not sleeping" or "sleep is for the weak" or "sleep when you die" amongst business professionals, hustlers, artists, ANY ONE.
Sleep is fuggin' natural. Your body NEEDS it...just like food and air. Try holding your breath forever and see where that gets you, David Blain.
I understand the idea of not "overly sleeping" or "sleeping on opportunities" and unnecessarily wasting time, but living by the assumption that "sleep" is (insert anything negative), is the stupidest shyt I've heard. Actually, I've heard a lot of stupid shyt so it might not be the "stupidest" but it definitely rates in the upper tier.
Sleep is important for:
*Memory formation and bolstering your memory
*Repairing damage to your body's cells during the day
*Maintaining a healthier heart
*Reducing your risk for depression
Lack of sleep increases the risk for:
*a bad fuggin' attitude!!
Unfortunately, I lot of people have also been duped into believing that their daily trip to Starbucks can make up for the drowsy feeling they have. Caffeine is not a replacement for good ol' fashioned sleep and resting up. I know we all have busy lifestyles and a few hours of sleep is something that may seem expendable because you're trying to provide a better life and lifestyle for yourself and your children, but is the health risks and valuable years you may be taking off your life really worth it?
So next time someone says something to the effect of "I don't sleep", "I'm a hustler baby, we don't sleep", or "I don't need sleep, I'm tryin' to get this paper," please refer them to this post. Take heed...I may just save your life. Thank me later and shyt :-)
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Thursday, July 2, 2009
"Nielsen Media Research shows the Jamie Foxx-hosted show, which was dedicated to the memory of music icon Michael Jackson, was a ratings success by drawing the cable channel’s largest audience on record with an average of 10.65 million viewers.
As a result, the viewership of this year’s BET Awards was more than any other cable broadcast this year and more than any prime-time show on the major networks."
B.E.T. = 1
Everyone Who Watched It, Criticized Every Minute Detail, Bytched And Complained About It Days After, Swear Up And Down That They Haven't Watched B.E.T. Since 2004 Yet Always Seem To Know What's Airing On The Network, And Vowed That They Will Never Watch B.E.T. Again, But Are More Than Likely To Tune In Next Year For The 2010 B.E.T. Awards = 0
Now THAT'S Black Star Power...LOL!!!!!!!!
- ▼ July (11)