This is my JOINT...(laugh)...I'm at peace right now, thank-you Peedi...
Oh...sorry about your slight bid, but we're looking forward to you comin' home!
(Everyone, this video is incredible...stop fakin'!)
I can't fake, I peeped the show various times....despite Marc Summers, I always felt like the crew of Florida heads were always borderline racist and on the verge of dropping one of the seven deadly words on-screen...
Big Willie style seems ancient right about now, but just imagine how long ago it must seem for those that remember his "Summer Summer time..." records...right? (laugh) It's only right that I shed some light on his lyrical past...
Will Smith's 'Over 20 Years' Mixtape of the Day
Plus duke just celebrated his 40th birthday...man oh man...I need that Deloreon whip, fo' real fo' real...
I know, I know...the name dropping of Vanilla Sky is becoming a bit tiresome for quite a few folks, but I had to at least toss up the trailer...and while some have stunted on this flick, I can't tell "you" (and "you" and "you") how ill(matic) this flick is...it's on some 'other' level type stuff that I just love...
Therefore, Tom Cruise...while he's done orgy like amounts of flicks, this one is my favorite of his...and come on, homie really wifed Penelope Cruz before/during/after it...now how he jumped ship to Kate is beyond my comprehension....'cause Penelope is up there with Sade's Sweetest Taboo...fo' real fo' real....
'Open your eyes.....'
It's official. The cold is here in the upper Northern area....well, "Jerz!" New York, Connecticut and other surrounding areas...and what better way to keep yourself chilled out than with a hoody, right?
My apologies for the random laugh, but come on...really really really real talk, is homie serious in that above hoody? (laugh) As much as I want to really stunt on him, I can't fake...it's kinda dope the fact that you can pull off a Joker-ish mask out of it...
Now, I've never been the type to go too over and beyond, but I may experiment this year. Possibly thinking of getting the above attire but maybe have it be Niko Bellic from Grand Theft Auto 4 or something a lil' similar...I've always been the type to go all out (Harlem!) so seeing me appear different and interestingly awkward has always fallen in to my M.O....
Therefore, hoody season has begun...cop, cop, cop....
I know, I know...this image is a bit 'suspect' even for myself to put up here...but I have to admit, Luke Walton is my DUDE...
It wasn't too long ago that I cherished seeing the lil' homie catch mad "L's" especially when during his rookie season in the league his squad (Lakers) lost to Detroit in the '04 Finals...ahhh.....the sweet smell of victory....
Anyway, I've never really respected duke...maybe it was because he always had that 'Sunshine' from Remember The Titans look and attitude, I mean...homie's pops is Bill Walton so he was spoiled to say the least...therefore, I always held a grudge....
I peeped NBA.com and noticed a small blurb talking about him being the this season's guest blogger..."eeehhhhhh" I thought...but when I took a minute to begin reading some of the things he had on his mind, wooooorrdd?
I was blown away, fo' real fo' real...he kept it extremely real with his feelings, especially detailing his 'pain' from losing to the Celts just a few months ago to the Pistons...shoot, he even mentioned when his squad lost to the Phoenix Suns after having a 3-1 lead in the 2006 play-offs....
Therefore, Luke, you have officially become my DUDE and I'll continue to read your funky confessions, maaaaaan. (laugh) Sooo Usherin' it, yo.
Okay, now this is a bit scary. I thought Seth's Mario skit was hilarious. Very creative and relevant in the minds of many people who grew up with the game...but his videos as of lately?
"One was ehhh...the other was (Mario, so Illmatic), that's one hot (video) every ten day average...and that's so laaaaaammmmmme."
Granted, the Jay-Z bite up above wasn't as funny as I had hoped...but eh, maybe I'm just viewing the video(s) wrong..but in addition to having to wait mad days to a week for each video to appear under his 'Seth MacFarlane Comedy' I've come to realize that must of 'em lack any 'real' humor...who knows, maybe I'm preachin' to the choir or it could be the stacked up years of BET's Comic View that's distorted my perception...
It's official. In an attempt to keep new vocabulary flowing...I am making a drastic change to my reference(s) towards money.
Cheddar is officially retired, but it may last longer than Jay's own '2003' retirement.
The new and improved reference?
"Michael Jordan. Tiger Woods. I'm tryin' get that Oprah."
Hustle hard, money stack...I love my mind state...fo' real fo' real!
In addition to being my first ever "G-Unit Radio" mixtape, this one is particularly my favorite out of all of 'em. From hearing Game rip records apart and having hype about his own debut dropping to 50's remixed version of 'Overnight Celebrity,' it was truly an incredibly short and lasting piece. Plus, it was based on one of my favorite movies of all time? King of New York? The skits were great, too....ahhh....
G-Unit Radio Part 7 King of New York
........I miss those Canal Street days....things dried up, yo....
Easily one of the best shows I ever experienced as a kid. I've posted on this way before, but had to toss the actual video intro in there. Come on, I think the reason I'm so sexually minded is due to the fact that I was in third grade watching this and not fully understanding why a comedy show had a youngster aroused.....yerrrp. Lisa was the "Super Head" fantasy for a kid barely old enough to hop on those roller coaster rides.
Come on, who keeps it more real than me, baby?
I know, I know..if you're reading from bottom to the top, then you'll notice I've already semi-posted on this subject, so I'll keep things very brief.
Doesn't the (bootleg) portrayal of Mario in the top image just go to show you how easily convinced 'we' (most of you reading this) were back in the 90's? Maybe it was the 'need' to have something related to Mario appear....(shoot, food/video games/cartoons/movie/comics...mad commercialized....)....during those times that gave it a 'pass'...but come on....even as a youngster I knew dude was 'funny'...keep it real....homie had the Cookie Monster eyes.....mushrooms aren't supposed to do that to a character...(laugh)
I've hinted at it many times before, but it's official.
Showtime > HBO
Prior to last night, it would have hurt me to make the above comparison, but having just experienced both season premiers to Dexter and Californication, all I can say is,
Granted, I know it's not "Showtime" that's responsible for 'why' the shows are so well-written (shout-out to my journalists/writers, we got the game on smash!), but they must receive the credit for taking a chance and rollin' with both programs.
Equally and respectfully different as far as story lines and concepts are concerned, but one factor is vividly clear.
Most folks don't or are not well-aware of how poorly or well-written something is, especially when it comes to taped things, due to the complaints and shout-outs mostly received and aimed at actors. However, having a strong background in writing, myself, I can tell you that each jotted down detail and character description is picked up by me better than Eddie and trannies. (Sorry, low blow, I know I know...)
Therefore, 'til I fade to black..."Showtime" will be a "must" premium channel. Not even Soprano's, OZ and a sprinkle Arli$$ could change my mind, yo...
I really have a knack for bringing things 'back in the day' to today, huh?
Good ol' "Super Mario Bros" (the cartoon)...another reason why I believe hip-hop has always and will continue to dominate across the board. You take a world-renowned game series and create a cartoon to go with it...right? Do you put a lil' rock with it? Nah. Some nice coun-try?? Nope. How about a pop joint? Fo' get about it.
"We're with the Mario Brothers, (yeah!), and we're playing our game (say word!)..."
Come on, how dope is that? I mean, if you haven't peeped the video yet, then just wait 'til you see fellas (I wonder we're they're at now...) start to pre-Harlem shake it across the screen. Classic.
I still remember watching the cartoon and thinking it was "slightly" wack just due to the fact that I lived in Upstate New York during the time and both fellas looked like dope heads from Rome, so I was always a bit insecure when it came down to it.
And come on, you hear the cartoon voices? Sounds like everyone was taking hits before laying down their vocals. (laugh) Fo' real fo' real, I call it how I see "and" hear it...yada mean?
'gardless of my personal opinions though, the concept and creativity (and mad commercialism) to bring the game to the small screen (way before the disastrous flick....er.....) was great and helped extend my childhood an extra few years....but even as a youngster, I always wondered...were the mushrooms an indirect message to kids? Hhhmmmm....just seemed strange Mario always craved 'em....that's all I'm saying...
(laugh) I know, I know...not even close to the holiday season and I decide to toss this image up, right?
Long story short.
With a lot of the research and stories I find myself typing, it always surprises me when I come across an image such as this because I wonder what the context and background story is.
Despite the awkwardness behind it, I will give homie credit. Not only is he wearing long socks, but they're black. As far as shorty to the right and jump-offs to the left? I'm still confused.
And say word son, I didn't know holiday gear came with belts, yo....?
(Is it just me or does homie look like radio personality Cipha Sounds? PAUSE...)
(laugh) For some reason, not completely sure why, the idea and concept of "school" has begun appearing in my thoughts as of lately. The crazy aspect of it is that while my straight departure from high school into college would have appeared to be a time when I made constant comparisons, it's just 'now' that I'm re-analyzing nearly every aspect of the 'school system.'
With that said, please allow me to shout-out (so late '90s with it) everyone still in school eating cafeteria lunches. While I dropped a solid $10/week ($2 meals, baby) on mysterious food for my freshman year, my mind always told me to question what was being presented to me.
I mean, fo' real fo' real. At those prices, you'd think a recession was impossible. Come on, you can't even pull off a full meal from McDonald's on their $1 Menu let alone cop a chocolate milk, tater tots (Napoleon!), and some other treats, right?
But maybe it was due to my desire to be socially and mentally different, well, I suppose it was the perspective I began having on the lunch room that made freshman year the only year I copped the school lunches. Not even modesty and self-denial could convince me that the food was as magical and delightful as presented, even with those corny cartoons on the side of the mini-milk carton.
Therefore, be wary of your meals kids...especially now that we "are" in a recession, those mystery meals and prices may have even more reason to be re-considered. (laugh)
Aside from 'Dexter/Californication' later on this evening, "you already know..."
Vanilla Skyin' it on a chilly willy Sunday in the Metropolitan area...catch up!
Get 'em Stew!
Mad late with it..but eh..."send me to detention," yo....laugh it up...I'm out a dimanche....messieurs!
I'm still stuck in slight images of 'school' popping up in to my mind...therefore, with a few searches here and there, I land at this.
"LIBRARIANS' DAUGHTERS GONE WILD! $9.99 SPECIAL!!!! BLU-RAY VERSION NOW AVAILABLE!!!"
(Come on, wasn't that 'kinda' funny?)
Nah....but it was worth the posting. (laugh)
Still Vanilla Skyin' it, too...
Even with hip-hop blastin' through the drums, dreams of f*&king a video game chick and a fitted legitted, I still wait and prepare for my baby, Amy Winehouse, to get it together...
"Dey spit hot fire," Amy..but hang in there, fo' real fo' real!
And eh...I heard the news about your boy-boy getting released from jail and staying with moms, all I'm saying is (for right now,) what do you think of us saying we're "just friends...?"
For any "real" hip-hop fans reading the blog today (eh, if you're reading this on a Saturday, mad props...be sure to send me your info, you deserve frequent shout-outs, killa! (laugh) Fo' fake fo' fake), all you would have to do is notice your pants and rush to get a new pair....
Come on...honestly, this is a real hip-hop head's wet dream for today, and for me to be so 'late' with a lot of this is on me, so "my bad," yo...('less you believe all things happen fo' a reason, then I'm "illy"...)
It's been sitting around the crib for a few days but I finally had a minute to pop in Heltah Skeltah's "DIRT" (Da Incredible Rap Team) and was amazed at how 'good' it felt to be reminded that real hip-hop still exists. Well, wait...don't get it twisted...let's just say "lyrical" and "impacting" hip-hop is still hitting store shelves and it feels great, seriously...
(Also shout-out to DJ Revolution...Statik Selektah might have some competition on his hands with the new 'King of the Decks' record....)
But from hearing Sean still put down funny and literally 'insane' concepts while Rock kills the hooks, it's truly been a memorable final Saturday of September for me...(still contemplating whether I'm going to peep ovguide for Eagle Eye...hhmm....)
"Are you in that mood, yet?"
Shout-out to "J," 'cause homie really told me to fix my face and get familiar with "MF DOOM"...well, long story short.....the 'mysterious' rapper is illy for a reason.
Basically, it breaks down like this...
-New York Rapper
-"I represent the REAL Hip-Hop" (peep second dash)
-Production/Sound Painfully Orgasmic To The Ears (Sooo "sadism" infested with it...)
If you're scrolling from top to bottom, then you just went past about 2-3 videos (I'm foreshadowing my self, now "that's" illy...) of the big homie and realize, hopefully, why I feel like I've awoken on some Vanilla Sky ending (slash) Vanilla Sky 2 intro situation..yada mean?
Nah? All good...it's my mind, baby...
Just like after school detention, I'm "late" with some postings for the weekend, but "eh," why not, right?
I never really understood how 'detention' was considered so 'bad' back in the day. The funny thing is, if I had realized the "punishment" concept behind this pre-bid sentence setting, I would have been trying to go there on the regular.
Think about it, it's "study hall" with a negative look, right? Peace of mind. Silence. No distractions. And come on, pweeease, you know 'detention' would not show up on your transcript anyway.
HOLD UP. WAIT A MINUTE. 'WIND ME UP.
That's another thing I'm going to spit a few bars to. For any readers who haven't even taken their SAT prep class sessions yet, be 'eeassssy,' pimpin'. I've always exercised my ability to aim for perfection, but the amount of indirect 'stress' guidance counselors and teachers tried to drop on 'us' back during my high school days was ridiculous.
For all those threats about this decision will determine that or if you drop this course and go for an extra extra extra (read all about it?) English course, you'll "really" look impressive when colleges consider admitting you.
Pwwease. Enjoy yourself. I never had an issue taking the "AP" courses but having one of the best professors (really, really, really real talk) "Steve Miller" at Rutgers tell us in Media 101 that the school system is bonkers, I just laughed and felt like I just "Punk'd" myself for the latter part of my "Saved By The Bell"-ish high school semesters.
Taking it back to 2 minutes ago...detention is over-stressed and for any Dennis the Menace or that goof ball wack 'tough' shorty "Angelica" from back in the 'Rug Rats' days, enjoy your indirect mental freedom while serving your (temporary) school bid. Shoot, Malcolm converted himself while he was locked up, so stunt on the teachers that you thought 'Oh, he'll never make it,' and cop those high GPA's, baby.
Come on, humor and education mix well....
Will and Jada. Fo' get Jay and Beyonce, these two have been holdin' it dow(wwwwwwwwwwwwww)n since '97 if not before. Therefore, 'til you reach super star status, agree with outside marital sex and star in mad big budget films, it'll be a long time before you get on mine or their level.
Come on, you know I had to toss my name in there! (laugh)
I'm out like Steph-on (right?) from Family Matters. But the weekend is soo soo serious:
Showtime premieres of 'Dexter' and 'Californication'
Getting a Blu Ray or two flick to relax my mind and let my boxers be free....(shout-out to 'you', 'cause you already know...)
Chinese spot for the hook-up on my favorite Saturday dishes...
Non-stop video game playing...
Power naps in full effect...
Easily hitting 'snooze' on the alarm..
Sorry Pops, but you're getting my voice mail ALL weekend...
Papa John's thin crust pizza...
Late night online video games if homie is down for catching more "L's"
First, it's FRIDAY, baby.
Second, doesn't homie sound 'too' happy narrating?
Third, why does the dinosaur baby sound exactly like Elmo.
Just saying, just saying...
Who do you know that does it better?
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I know, I know...
Are you in that '90s mode yet? Don't worry, because if you're reading from top to bottom, you're in for a surprise. Yerp!
Simply one of my Top 10 movies of all time.
The imagery. The speech. Shucks, the whole entire concept. Granted it's based from an earlier Spanish flick, but Tom Cruise pulled off his role incredibly sly. Very well acted out.
I mean, come on. When you have Ghostface Killah name dropping you and your film in his 2006 Fishscale album intro track, you know you're doing your thing.
But the best part about the movie? The ending. Probably my 'fantasy' as far as where a relationship stands for me in the future. Well, shucks, I can't ruin it for the readers, but everyone else who has seen this flick, it's that uncertainty and harsh reality of the situation you're in that you must come to accept and hop off that building to face your dreams.
Wait, it's barely after 6 AM and I'm tossing out too much imagery for even myself!
It's Friday, baby.
I've got beef with an over-sized puppet. What's the world coming to, yo? I'm the light skinned Jesse Jackson minus the "cut off Barack's nuts" statements. (Ouch...)
Also, just as a reminder. If you peeped the hyperlink up above, please tell me you don't believe for a second O'Reilly saying "for clarity's sake," chea right.
TMZ > Fox
Oh snap, they're ran by the same company. Now that's gangsta.
Very brief message to Playstation 3 challengers as I head in to the weekend.
"Bring it on if you think you can hang, and if not, then let me do my 'thang.'"
(laugh) First and foremost, just as Tip has won my respect to be labeled 'King of the South' I have EASILY (you already know) won my "NBA 2K8 Crown" and continue to dominate in the game. Sure, I took an unexpected L "after" the fact, but my win percentage is incredible against one particular 'challenger.'
Simply said, my Atlanta Hawks beat homie's Celtics. You should wash your face for that one, kid! (laugh)
Next up to bat? Grand Theft Auto 4. Really really really real talk, I've been wakin' up extra early (hence the time slot at the bottom) just to knock out some typing and put in a solid 30 minutes to an hour of shoot 'em up bang bang bang (like Pops from Wayans Bros...) in the game.
There are some really good gamers out there, very much like the fictionalized homie up above, but I'm out for the GTA 4 crown. Who's stopping me?
Look for me, I've got a fully loaded (virtual) clip, plus my Nerf gun stays cocked back. Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop.
(Come on, it's a six shooter...had to toss in that extra Benny Blanco shot.)
Told you guys I was in that "NY" mode. Catch up!
Ah shucks, I really wanted to make this the 'Photo of the Day,' but 'eh!' it's all good.
I know I touched on this very briefly last weekend, but it's official. Saw V dropping Friday, October 24th (I believe...) and I could not be more excited. First off, the fact that they've even made it to "V" is on some classic 'Jason' or 'Halloween' type stuff, because movies are lucky enough just to receive a sequel.
However, anyone familiar with the Saw flicks already realize how 'sick' (good way, but your gut may cringe way before the credits roll) this flick is going to be.
Just peep the advertisement for it. I still have no clue as to how they're going to pull it off this go 'round. But that's the purpose of having great writers with sick thoughts, we have the best stuff come up at the brink.
Jersey Gardens Movie Theater > www.ovguide.com
AND I'm coppin' my Super Combo plus Sno Caps and Sour Patch Kids from Wal-Mart 'fore I get my ticket, yo.
While no one is able to convince me that 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' was better than 'Martin,' I had to put this video up due to the simple fact that it's hilarious. From seeing Martin's jump-off, "Gina" on there to Will's freestyle at the opening seconds, everything is just hilarious.
Remember ladies and fellas, you don't know 'em 'til you're both broke and stuck in a locked room. The realness starts to leak, yup yup YERP!
George W. Bush.
Most people may probably be able to come up with the automatic conclusion that I'm going to spit hot fire ('maaan,'....) from my photo selection up above, but in actuality, nope. Bush is my DUDE.
Hold up. Wait a minute. 'wind me up.
True, true. Let me re-rephrase. Bush is Bush and while we're all hyped about Barack running things in the next few months, I will say that I'm going to miss the big ol' Texan.
Sure, Tonight Show and Late Night both pulled their comedy routines with the current president's intelligence, but think about all of the 'good' he indirectly provided for us.
-"It's our president, that's why," discussions
I could keep the list going on and on, but to simplify and color some better images in your mind, just think about how 'close' we all have grown since Dub two-stepped in to office.
Never before have I seen so many successful protests, demonstrations and anti-Bush shirts while attending both high school and college. Especially going to Rutgers, nearly 'errrryone' looked and considered Bush the anti-Christ. I mean, any and every little problem the United States had, who did we have to blame?
Good ol' Bush.
9/11 could have (allegedly) been prevented!? WTF!?! Who's responsible!?!?!?
Good ol' Bush.
We really 'hate' but 'appreciate' these gas prices and keeping our cars/buses oiled so we can go protest in Washington, but we're secretly thankful but..no, no, it's not right what we're doing.
Good ol' Bush.
This war is just dumb and ridiculous. Why are we wasting money on weapons???
Good ol' Bush.
Okay, so as you may be able to tell, I'm having a riot over here with the various arguments and ideas expressed and why Bush has, honestly, become the best 'scape goat' possibly in our history. For every little statement he's made, action he's done plus mistake he's famously had posted up on YouTube, Bush was 'it.'
Therefore, with a patriotic smile on my face and sinister grin approaching, I bid farewell to Bush and prepare for O-Bama O-Bama O-Bama O-Bama......
Here's irony for you. I'm playing the new Tip album via iTunes and yet watching non-stop New York hip-hop videos on YouTube. Go figure that one out, huh?
Now I'm not going to sit and type about why Tribe Called Quest represents hip-hop and justify their absence from the rap scene in recent years, but I will use this video to remind folks that a dope beat and ill lyrics can still get you far in the industry, with or without mass appeal. If you're "illy" don't fret, people will catch up. (Shout-out to Wale!)
I finally took a minute to go through the most anticipated album, according to me, of the year and have officially retired the name "T.I."
Until homie gets back from doing his lil' stint in jail beginning next year, the King of the South is now to be called "Tip."
From the first track '56 Barz' you automatically realize T.I. has left the building and the street hustling, paper stacking and dope boy story-telling rapper exists. Shoot, even in his records with Rihanna and Usher you can tell Tip is rapping from the cold words and overly-expressed street swagger.
Very rarely do I take the time to applaud or pay homage to an album, especially in today's music industry climate, but Tip's sixth album "is" the follow-up to 'King' no matter what folks say.
"No Matter What"
"What Up What's Haapnin"
"Swagger Like Us"
"Swing Ya Rag"
"Whatever You Like"
Those are just the singles...now add "I'm Illy", "Porn Star" and a rack more records and you have the equivalent of his 'King' project.
Stunt if you want, but I promise you this makes album of the year at the Grammy's.
I don't even want to hear it. (LAUGH)
Kanye already co-signed, so laugh, laugh, laugh and go cartoon yourself.
Just because YouTube (rightfully so, though..(laugh)....yerp) took down the original, I had to make sure you guys peeped it...
CLICK HERE FOR THE ABOVE VIDEO
Honestly, who runs my mind better than me? I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm hot...baby.
Shucks...Slim Thugga, it seems like forever since we heard from you.
Granted, I know homie put out an album via Koch Records with his crew, but that record did "Bangkok Dangerous" numbers..fo' real fo' real...
Let's take another look at why Slim Thug is the Boss 'gardless of sales...
Luckily for me, it only took one, well, two realistically, "love smacks" from moms back in the day for me to 'fake' like I was on my best behavior as I pulled schemes like jacking quarters out of mall fountains, kidnapping a toy turtle and pulling chairs away from one of her previous boy-boys who fell flat on the ground.
I think, shoot, nowadays...a fraction of kids aren't reminded that they're really "kids" and that turns into Fox reality shows where nannies, bazookas and drama all all intertwined in to 30-minute gigs.
Now, don't use me as evidence when the social workers arrest the whole family because you purchased the above belt, but just remember...there are always "desperate measures."
Kidding, kidding. If it takes a belt to make your kids 'fake' like they understand, then you already lost.
Really, really, really, real talk...
I can't even call it. But I feel ill(matic) though, I'll say that much.
Come on...it's Mario. Anybody gets a pass.
Come on..no way could I give these guys the official title of "Jay and Silent Bob," but the image not only reminds me that Halloween is approaching but the fact that these two cultural icons have had such an impact on society.
Hold up. Wait a minute. 'wind me up.
Granted, I may have set myself up with the previous previous line, but from my perspective, they are both incredibly talented no matter how much further or less they surpass their on-screen characters. Simply said, Kevin Smith is good money. If you're not sure, peep his official page along the right hand side of my numerous sites I've listed.
But it's their portrayals of everyday thoughts and (laugh) just trying to understand what exactly it is that's going through Jay's mind which is the most exciting. I mean, real talk, I went through one of my older ('99, J.Lo or Ma$e cover...) Vibe issues and they had a featured piece towards the back speaking about the flick, "Dogma." Long story short, their incredible and I'm still waiting for Return of Jay and Silent Bob, shoot...I'll even settle for a straight-to-DVD release...fo' real fo' real...
Ah shucks, why not?
Shout-out to Suga(r)!
PS...Crime Pays coming soon! (November!)
Easily one of the best hip-hop/fashion blogs I have ever come across is Kanye's.
Wait 'til I put up a video he had on there today...(LAUGH)...and I'M THE SEX ADDICT?
Out of all seriousness though, unlike 50's "ThisIs50" or the numerous other ones in existence today, Kanye's version is so artistic and simplistic at the same time. He uses a format similar to mine in which the images normally speak volumes for themselves, and that's all that's really needed.
But it's exactly what he's putting up there which is so amazing. Basically, imagine having an HD television in 1973 (especially with all the disco lights) and that's the eye candy my sight encompasses every visit.
(laugh) I'm still dyin' from the video I just saw...in case you jumped..nah, fo' get hyperlinking it...I'm going to officially make it a BONUS Video of the Day....(LAUGH) Hilarious....
Come on, how perfect is this? First, I name drop home girl "Sugar" from back in my YMCA days and then list out all the 'kids' who did this and that. No way I could pass up the opportunity to relate my video of the day to what I name dropped below.
While I'm at it. Lil' Kim? Cee Lo? Shoot, even Trick Daddy. The music was really good, but now all three "done changed the game." Trick is looking rough. Lil' Kim is big(ger). Cee Lo married Danger Mouse.
Things done changed, huh?
(laugh) For whichever reason, maybe "Candy Rain" playing in my mind, I've been thinking about my days at the YMCA as of lately. While I've tossed out a bit of ether and disses towards the organization in social conversations, I must give them credit. Not only did I have my first "wifey" while in the program (laugh..sounds like 'Oz'...) but I realized the counselors were on some pretty cool type stuff and if I had played my cards right, probably would have introduced me to their dad's porno stash or at least gotten a shot at their kid sisters.
Well, finding it a bit more fun to list rather than detail, I'll snitch on the things that went down at the YMCA during my bid in the early 90's.
-First wifey, "Sugar" (yes, yes yes y'all..not even kidding) used to let me rest my big Kanye-ish dome on her lap and rubbed me like a Cocker Spaniel...
-Those Dunkin' Kangaroos were ill(matic) on the bus rides
-I always had 'minor' Ja Rule/50 Cent beefs with the older kids who were "turned in" to the program because their parents knew they were too "bad" to stay at home.
-We were forced to hop in to cold Lake Delta (Rome, NY) with those spandex tight caps, plus my rough, curled hair always felt like it was being pulled.
-I'm probably bugging, but I must have been the only Black/Hispanic/"OTHER" kid there.
-I used to always contemplate jacking those wack 'beads' from a 'Michaels' since teams "earned" them throughout the day. (So corny...)
-We watched 'The Little Rascals' at a big movie theater, and even as a youngster I felt bad for everyone else in there knowing these "kids" were some bad 'Dennis the Menace' types...
-Mosquito bites were no joke in the woods.
-We had to have 'escape' and 'rescue' plans/drills for if someone ever was lost throughout the day.
I hope I make things right in this life time, 'cause to have to re-experience the YMCA days as a kid, I might go straight BeBe style on 'em the next go 'round.
(laugh) Don't take offense, I just had to call out quite a few folks that always pull out the "sandals" and "shorts in the snow" look a little close to winter time.
I'm getting my social activism and health awareness on and letting everyone know if you're not wearing socks, kicks, hoodies, gloves and/or other forms of warm clothing..."PANTS"...then you might get reminded in other ways, 'cause momma didn't play with me growing up.
I've always rolled solo in this discussion, but here it goes one more time.
Carlito's Way > Scarface
I know, I know. "But Cyrus..." Sure, make your points about the 'rise to power' and yada yada yada. If you look yourself via an iChat camera, you'd realize that you're bugging, fo' real fo' real.
In no way, shape or form is Scarface able to compete against one of my Top 5 (okay...maybe 10) Movies of all Time. Nope. Nah. Chea Right.
Let me break it down, very quickly.
Tony Montana doesn't even ring any bells on my Spanish side.
The rise to fame came too fast and was unrealistic to the extreme.
One dose of that pile of cocaine would have had George Clooney wheelin' "Tony" in on some ER-type stuff.
Granted, those little details are minimal to say the least, especially in the 80's. However, when you break down Carlito's Way, so much better.
-Al Pacino doesn't have to put on a hard "fake" accent, he pulled it off nicely.
-Benny Blanco > Sosa (as far as realism)
Some may say I'm just comparin' apples and oranges, and while I continue to 'push' for my flick to out-debate the Scarface issue, I know at the end of the day it boils down to the same results.
You're Republican. I'm Democrat.
Well, as my swishing final piece of evidence, I present a Miami-based resident who not only dismantles Scarface's credibility but finds it practically a "joke."
Get'em Pitbull, Mr. 305 aka "Sling Crack Sell Dope"....
When "this" record dropped, wow. I still remember doing my Carlton dances in front of the mirror and falling to my knees pouring out my love with a Looney Toons spoon portraying a real microphone.
I mean, granted, a lot of people still cherish the 90's and other historic..."iconic" times in our social history, but all the politics aside, this song was ill(matic). Of course, I would have loved to use the original music video if were embeddable, but 'gardless the overall message is still getting through and whether you're in a cubicle or library, put the headphones on and ride out with me, baby! (laugh)
I figure the only way for me to rebound from yesterday's bootleg Doug-ish love letter is to pull out my sex addiction card, huh?
(laugh) Unfortunately, while I would love to believe a majority of my readers are unfamiliar with who homie is, I doubt it's likely. (Think the "Bang Bros" label gave it away?)
Refusing to confirm whether or not I've gone through membership fees and friends begging for a password/user name for the site, I will admit that the set-up with him is hilarious. Honestly, from the good ol' days of painfully watching VHS tapes at friends' houses that somehow always featured English women (teeth and "hair" alike...) to the more artsy ones that exist in today's times via late night premium channels, it's "Ramon" who has had me laughing and finding "pornography" to be more than just something parents worried about with their children, but something that's actually pretty amusing.
I guess the best way to give him the co-sign without most folks red flagging the blog is to offer a short clip where he works his magic (PAUSE) and makes an ordinary scene, errr...."funny."
Not so bad, right? (laugh)
I'm at a great point in my life where I'm able to just laugh, even more so than before, practically about anything, well, maybe except "Hip-Hop Harry." Therefore, Ramon has received my co-sign and has shown that pornography is not what it used to be in the most obscene (as some say) way, but another "hustle" that is laughable and entertaining with just a bit of bodily fluids involved.
Come on, not even 6 AM EST and I'm killin' the blog, chea chea chea!
Joe Budden is my DUDE. Even despite his on-stage appearance and performance with The Game, I still ride with him.
These videos are great. Long story short though, just remember not to say...
"Jump Off" "New Jersey" "Joe Budden" "Mood Muzik"
...in a negative manner or else Joe Budden will destroy "your a**."
(LAUGH) Honestly, these videos had me rolling. Classic!
(You already know...),
I never had the chance to really express my feelings in a "serious" manner, and with no intent of going back in to a relationship, I might as well get this out while I'm still "in that mood."
"I miss you."
"I want you."
"I need you."
"I '143' you."
Mix a fraction of those feelings together and put it under the fitted and you got where my mind reaches occasionally. It's hard due to the simple fact that I "miss" those feelings. Maybe they were butterflies. Wondering if I missed your call while sleeping. Thinking about what you're up to. (laugh) Checking to see how you were doing.
The hardest thing about myself is the fact that while I move forward in life and have to accept the fact that "all things happen for a reason" I always wonder "what if" this had happened or maybe we tried that. I hear a few records every now and again that remind me of "us" and it's bonkers. (laugh) Okay, okay...I can't even hide my feelings with corny words, huh?
Your voice. Your warmth. Your love.
Realistically, I know all three would slow me down from the speed I'm going at right now, but at times, I just want to put everything on pause and "make it work." As one who always says "Dream Big" I'm torn between a dream that still exists in the back of my mind that I somehow believe is still attainable if I make the first (or second) effort and just going forward completely disregarding it.
Honestly though, I have always thought and wished you would bump in to somebody that would double my love and respect for you, remember Ma$e?
"Girl I wanna see you happy, even if it's not with me."
The simple fact is time passes and things change. Although we can't make up for missed time, and shoot, whose to say you'd want to go back at it, but I promise I could give you a lasting reminder of laughter and love, at the very least.
Not even my own words can save me from the card I just pulled out on myself, but I had to put it in ink. Still have the pictures and smile knowing that if "I'm good" then there's no question "You're good," too. Regardless of what comes in time, just know that I've always held you in my deepest regard and that I'm smiling for you, aight? Mad "cyber" kisses and all that goofy nerd boy stuff, yo,
With the crib to myself, I woke up this morning and clicked on the set to "this."
Fo' real fo' real?
Never before have I been more confused. I'm not sure if I'm more "upset" at the fact that this bootleg Barney is fakin' the funk and destroying the image of what "hip-hop" represents or if I should be "proud" that a kids program is showing love to the genre that helps pay my bills.
I had to put this version of the video up, with "X" barking and going hard just to serve as a bit of justification. Honestly though, if you watch homie, it's incredibly wack. Nope, I take that back. "Wack" would be a compliment for this hip-hop bamboozle-ment.
Of course my desire to always rock a du-rag and fitted is one thing that could garnish a "step outside of hip-hop" argument from my peers, but let me break down what I witnessed when watching this program about an hour ago.
Homie is ONLY referred to as "Hip-Hop Harry." Therefore, it's not even "Harry," but the kids name drop him "every" single time as "Hip-Hop Harry." Now if that's not brainwashing kids to think of "hip-hop" in this goofy and ridiculously weird manner, then I'm lost.
Second, (laugh), peep his attire. While kids are getting LOCKED (sorry for the capitalization, I'm going hard on some Jay "The Takeover," type stuff, yo) UP for wearing baggy pants, this goofball just reminds kids, "Hey every-body! Peep me! I'm cool!"
Finally (not really, but just for this quick posting...), homie is even rocking a chain and pendant with the hat tilted.
I need some help on this one. Some of hip-hop's biggest stars aren't even known for those above characteristics made kiddishly (I know, it's not a word...) popular by the HPIC (Head Puppet In Charge)...
I guarantee you could look at the 1,000 plus postings I've done since day one on the blog and not once will you find me casually using the term "LOL." As a writer who gets off (apologies to family/friends reading) to expansive vocabulary and imagery (hence my writing and photos used), I had to set the record straight with the above title.
With that out of the way, let me "stress" the importance of laughter. Although it's highly unlikely, I have come to the underlying conclusion of the "purpose of life" so many people wander and ponder about.
Can you believe I have the key answer? I mean, to prolong it is pretty wack so let me get right in to the proceedings this evening.
However you want to label it, that's the purpose of life. Regardless of who you believe "put" you here (why couldn't it just be mom and pops?), the main reason is to experience laughter and joy.
Think about it. Everything, everything, everything is focused on humor. Name your favorite television program. Shoot, you can even take out the two biggest networks, Comedy Central and [adult swim] and you're still left with overloads of joke infested channels.
NBA? Commentators (Charles!) are filled with punch lines.
Dexter? Dark humor leaks throughout the program.
Go Cyrus Go? You already know.
Sure, it sounds like I'm going out on a limb right about now, but trust me. If you simply look around and consider the settings and what you're engaged in, I promise you it'll have some "comedy" involvement with it.
It's a good feeling, really. Therefore, either "favorite" or "report" the blog, because I need the water thrown on me, 'cause I can't be touched now.
Seriously though, with at least 25 "students" that I know are reading the blog, I have to drop a quick jewel on the 'school game.' Hatin' on your teachers and resorting to "WorstTeachers.com" is easily '90s "Saved By The Bell."
It must have struck me when I went on my "winning" streak of straight A's beginning in Maryland ('98) that I, for the first time, realized these folks are just "grinding" to make their buck and they have lives, too. Maybe it had a bit to do with the fact that some of my teachers were about eight to ten years older than me or that I would occasionally bump in to them at "Giant" or "Safeway" but it always latched on to my mind that just as I fantasize about Jennifer Lopez having a sex tape, Mr. Parish probably shared similar thoughts.
And if you can't respect that, your whole perspective is wack...
Okay, so this is going to sound like some borderline religious type stuff, but here it goes.
Well, maybe it doesn't sound like I'm tipping the "Da Vinci Code" with the term, however, from getting this image via a friend of the family who said "God's sense of humor" because of the birds forming a happy face, I figured I would go 'head and clear that up in case it came back.
I have this awkward notion of laughing and smiling more so than the Joker, I've realized. While I won't go in to very much detail now, I'll just say that things, well...life for that matter is such a beautiful thing and to be able to use your energy and even "faking the funk" sometimes to appear Kanye-ish is a characteristic of mine that's helped me to achieve everything I have ever wanted.
Whether it's an iced cold Coca-Cola served in a glass bottle or getting a slight discount from your regular "escort" on Fridays, smile. (laugh)
Come on, it's Wednesday and I'm feeling better than I've ever been!
Something tells me that seeing Shaquille O'Neal with a wig on leaves me the justification to not write a caption or give my two cents.
'02 Shaq > '08 Shaq
This is just crazy. Travis Barker's home girl (Shanna Moakler) made sure to go out in fashion when she threw together the "Divorce Party" after the paperwork went through.
Can you believe the cake?
I thought seeing your former lover with a fella was bad, but to see 'em cherish your departure?
Say word, dun dun? WORD...
(I wonder what the cake tasted like, though...)
As of recently, I have been surprised at the overwhelming number of my male friends hitting me up asking, "Cy, you got that new Ne-Yo?"
Say word, dun dun? I guess homie had 'em reminiscing from "So Sick" or else it was "Do You," regardless, I decided to let this leak on to the page and whoever needs their Ne-Yo fix (PAUSE), go on...
The Best of Ne-Yo Mixtape 'A Dozen Roses' Free Download
Just don't tell me you downloaded it, fo' real fo' real. I'll have to use that information against you. (laugh)
I accidentally came across this image yesterday.
Something about it just screams "vengeance" wouldn't you say?
Reminder: Keep your girl smiling and never cheat.
Fo' real fo' real.
"It's going to be a real, cold winter."
Ahhh shucks, add one more to the December count. It's official. Florida-bred rapper Plies will also be dropping an album come the holiday season. Okay, now although I was waved at with the "Hi Hater" in previous times when I thought homie dropped the term "cracker" way too much throughout his debut release, Plies is actually not that bad.
Of course, with the comparisons to 'Pac in regard to his energy and street credibility, I think people (come on, MTV) should slow down. But overall, Plies is doing his thing and can make those gritty sounding hit songs or the typical Ne-Yo laced ones.
Regardless, it'll be a great addition to everything else that's set to drop come Christmas.
50. Kanye. Jay. Foxy. Busta.
Alleged: Andre 3000. Dr. Dre. Eminem.
Too bad my "only" laugh in this clip came at 2 minutes on the dot.
Something about women who love to play video games has really struck me as of lately. There's nothing like having my main character equipped with armor and guns get popped by "one" shot to the head by a female companion decked out with long hair, tight pants and a thirst for cyber killing.
I love GTA 4..seriously. Hold your gut, this might make your insides tingle, boiiing!
Young Dro is my DUDE. Seriously. As I look at my hip-hop time line, though, I'm starting to get a bit worried. His last album dropped in Summer 2006, and we've just hit two years.
He even did really good numbers for his album. Granted, it did not go platinum, but the fan base he created and admiration attained (made the "We Fly High" (Remix) and other videos), it can't be the end for him, already can it?
I'm probably just bugging, but sometimes you have to latch on and show your support for a "real" artist at times, and Dro is easily one of the most entertaining rappers I've listened to since Cam's "Purple Haze."
"Trunk got that Jackie Chan in it..." (laugh) Come on, how creative is that?
Still stuck in my GTA 4 mode. Also, if you're catching feelings about the treatment of the "escort," just watch the ending. None were actually hurt, so be easy, pimpin'.
Granted, shorty looks like a past "part-time" lover of mine, but besides that...
I'm not sure how well the quality is on the blog, but if you can make out the image and concept behind the shirt, it's truly remarkable.
Now look at that. "Remarkable." Sounds like a food review in "Bon Appetit"
Dream dream dream big. I've said it various times throughout the blog and in my Go Cyrus Go vid(eo)s, but it could not have been illustrated more clearly than this above image.
Place Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in such a historic position and the rising podium for where he's dropping jewels (as we called 'em back in the 90's...).
I have to cop a couple. Aside from my Amazon.com-ish shopping, I must tell everyone reading this blog.
I am a firm believer in positive thinking, but more specifically the idea that "no" idea is unattainable. If you have the power and imagination to think up something, then there is no reason you can not achieve it.
I'm soooo ABC Disney commercial with it right now....(laugh)
The D-the-I-the-D-the-D-Y-the-D-the-I it's Diddy....
(Wait, wouldn't that spell Diddy Di?)
While I feel as though in no way, shape or form am I in a position to critique what fellas are rockin', I must get this off of my chest.
The only men wearing "whitey tighties" (underwear) should be super heroes. Fo' real fo' real. I have no idea where the idea came from, but it's something I never quite understood for many years. Mom had me laced with decked out boxers as early as the second or third grade. Since then? Never turned back.
But yet, there are a lot of grown men, seriously grown men, who (attempt to) pull off the "I'm Michael Jordan in my 'Hanes' undies" look and they're really playing themselves. As my girl Cameron shows up above, the only swagger found in a pair rests with the females.
Oh, "Pause" "No Homo" "Whoa" and "Pause" in case those were needed throughout the posting.
***Shanananananananaz, I woke up about 20 minutes ago from a crazy dream with you. Long story short, it was like a bootleg "Forget Paris" but we were at the border between your "country" and "mine"...I shouted, you stopped, sparks flew, and no one had a camera.....(laugh) I either need a vacation or trip to Niagra....)
For anyone who keeps up with the blog, you already know my love for Showtime, and especially the show "Californication."
Getting out the minimal details:
David Duchovny is a writer, addicted (or so it appears,) to sex, speaks his mind.
Could it be any more close to how I function?
(laugh) All jokes aside though, the show is written in such a realistic and understanding manner that I've watched episode one and couldn't resist finishing the entire season in a matter of a week or so.
Well, the show went out with a bang last season so I'm getting ready to see how it goes do(wwwwwwwwwwwwwww)n in the season two premiere.
I could see myself in homie's shoes, EASILY...
Season Two Premiere Next Sunday...
Young Dro is my DUDE...
With so much lyricism and funny wordplay, it amazes me Cam'ron hasn't caught feelings or at least done a collabo. with Dro.
Young Dro and DJ Drama's Day One Free Mixtape of the Day
"Tokyo dimaonds, cho yo yoing...."
Running in from some Saturday morning errands over the weekend, I clicked on the set and was wowed at seeing 'Biker Mice.' (laugh) From laughing nearly non-stop fo' an entire 3 minutes to feeling like a scene from Memento, I was amazed at all of the memories that came to my mind.
With all of that said, it just amazes me Kells would even play 'round with little girls like that. Come on, they wouldn't remember your cartoons from back in the days, would they?
Nah, that should have been your second reminder after requesting to see identification. But 'eh', it wasn't you on the video camera, so shucks, my apologies.
Just a few warning shots to McCain. "We're the future," no matter what the outcome is, maaan. (laugh)
Politics aside. Having just discovered more twisted turns in Grand Theft Auto IV than I expected, I had to pay homage. And for everyone who keeps blastin' me from behind with the shot gun(s), I'm getting better! (laugh) My untouchable status has declined to slightly above 'amateur' from the all-out games throughout the weekend.
"It's going to be a real, cold winter."
Who else could make things more interesting than a perfectionist like Ye? I mean, he's going out on a limb with something completely out-of-the-ordinary:
"808s & Heartbreak"
Say word? Word. But I cannot stunt on Ye because at the end of the day, he delivers hard-punching records that are "need" in the music industry's drought of creativity and artistic imagination.
Plus he's even taking the 50 way of promotion via breaking a $10,000 camera at LAX air port, being arrested and writing, or rather, 'blogging' about it not too much later.
December. December. December. (Beetle Juice > Candy Man)
50. Jay. Busta. Foxy.
Alleged: Andre 3000. Dr. Dre. Eminem.
Okay, so maybe not "everyone" is featured on Jim's '06 smash hit, but when you take Tip, Diddy and of course my homie Young Dro all on a record? Incredible.
Running short on time, so I'll just say this. Did anyone else notice something a lil' suspect with Jimmy and Juelz at :37 seconds?
"It's going to be a real, cold winter."
Granted, there has yet to be an official confirmation through Jay's reps, but we all know if Jigga doesn't pull out a November release, it's easily going to be December. I've said it many times below, but this holiday season is going to be wild. It represents so many different factors.
I mean, December within itself will be a very important month for the kid, but when you factor in the hip-hop aspect of it? (laugh) Geesh, it's really going to be a take-over.
Jay's new album (allegedly called 'The Blue Print 3') will easily serve as either his apology for Blue Print 2's over-packed track listing or a highly-anticipated bust. While critics are booting up their lap tops, most probably have forgotten that this 'next' album will also be Jay's "last" for Def Jam. As in, 'contractual agreement.'
For some reason, I'm REALLY considering buying a Mac come the holidays. Seems like Jay may be, too.
Kanye. 50. Busta. Foxy.
Alleged: Andre 3000. Dr. Dre. Eminem
(Honestly, what more could you ask for?)
Sorry, no OutKast members on this record, but there are some good ol' Atlanta rappers who lyrically murder this track.
Blame it on MTV Jamz with their "ATL Week" playing non-stop in the background as I type, but I have been getting hit with a video from the Southern hip-hop heads nearly every two minutes, so it's just leaking onto the blog.
Jeezy always gets so much attention, so when peeping this clip I would suggest starting it 'round 1:20 because Young Dro is my DUDE.
I say he has 'goofy' rhymes while others claim it's 'colorful.' However you want to label Dro's lyricism, one thing is certain. He's in a class all by himself. Come on, how many people, especially rappers, can pull off a pink polo and "neon" green pants? That's "real" swagger.
"It's going to be a real, cold winter."
Now it's really beginning to feel like a hip-hop version of 'Royal Rumble' with so many albums dropping come this December. Personally, it feels similar to my first year in New Jersey (Fall 2004) when so many albums hit stores.
Fabolous. Cam'ron. Lil' Jon and Eastside Boyz. The Game. 50 Cent. Guerilla Black.
Granted, two of the above names could get me the gas face if I was ever caught listening to 'em, but 3rd Bass aside, hot albums were dropping. More importantly, big named artists were releasing their music (when 50 percent of fans were still going to buy 'em).
Foxy Brown. Speaking with Envy last week, she revealed some very exciting information. New album. December. Even though she gets on the mic and spits hard enough to make me almost tuck in my jewelry, home girl is the sweetest thing when laying out interviews and talking in general.
Plus she's extremely attractive. Mix those elements and put together a long-awaited album? The result?
I cannot wait to see what the album cover looks like PLUS, more heat for winter.
Kanye. Jay. 50. Busta.
Alleged: Andre 3000. Dr. Dre. Eminem.