Friday, May 31, 2013

Images of the Week

Been on vacation but I'm back with a fresh set, lol.

Yes indeed, lol.



"You don't have to take 'em off, just slide 'em over!"



LOST IT when I saw this, lolololol!!!



Get ya'll cousin, please!



C'mon bruh, REALLY? SMH



It was only a matter of time before...



LMAO

Sam Smith - Latch (Acoustic)

This is pretty far off from what I usually post here as far as music goes but this is dope! Ran across is from a Twitter post from Phonte of Little Brother, which led me to this post.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Miguel performing, WWE style....


The only thing that could make this better is if his hair just fell and turned into a shag.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dumb Rappers Need Teaching: The "I'm Not Even a Rapper Yet" Edition

In what I would think is one of the dumbest decisions by a college recruit in the history of collegiate athletics, this kid Jay Harris aka Jay DatBull decided to give up his football scholarship (read: free education) to Michigan State to pursue of all things, a "rap"... "career". How stupid is that? I feel bad for this kid because he clearly doesn't have the support system in-place to make good decisions for himself and he clearly doesn't have enough world knowledge yet to make good decisions for himself.

But hold fast, apparently he was actually stripped of his scholarship because he put a bunch of profanity-laced videos on YouTube (rofl). And from there, his reasoning for pursuing his rap career was:
"I've been thinking about doing this for a couple of years now...I try to take advantage of every opportunity I get and for him to like my music and reach it to me, I really appreciated that. I’ve always had this in the back of my head, but never had the courage to tell my parents that this is what I want to do." (source: The Philadelphia Inquirer via The Bleacher Report)
First off, he said he likes to take advantage of every opportunity he's given. Oh really???? Second, who in the world reached out to him about liking this music??? Third, you don't have the courage to tell your parents what you really want to do but you have the courage to put your profanity-laced (and quite horrible) rap videos on YouTube? This kid's all over the place. This highlights just how much young kids nowadays don't get it and need responsible adults and role models in their lives.

Moreover, there's a gigantic difference between giving up your scholarship to pursue a rap career and getting your scholarship revoked then saying, "Oh yeah I wanted to rap anyway so Imma go ahead and do that. Also, he raps just like a kid that's gotten hit in the head too many times on the football field so I'm not so sure his rap career is going to take off. Then again, Gucci Mane has made a living off of rapping like he's mentally disabled or got hit in the head a bunch of times. I mean, nobody may believe in your dream but you and "do you" and all that jazz but ummmmmm, yeah.


Last but not least, I can't help but wonder if there wasn't a SINGLE PERSON in this kids life who mentioned to him that you can rap, play football, and get an education all [Future voice] at the SAME DAMN TIME! [/Future voice]. I hope someone that really cares about this kid sits him down and has a talk with him about his life and gives him some solid advice. Or maybe someone has already and he's just determined to do what he wants to do. Either way, I hope things work out for this kid in life, not necessarily in rap.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Images of the Week

Furios Styles dropped them jewels!



This will never get old to me, lol.



The next time you're in a tough spot and have to decide between doing the right thing or walking away. Ask yourself... What Would Charles Ramsey Do?



The RestPOOM?!?!



C'mon slim, you taking the whole fashionista/fashion-forward thing too far.



Get.Ya'll.COUSIN!



This is funny until somebody shoots back, lol.



Boycott on deck for Abercombie & Fitch.



Aye but (some) do though!!!



So I guess this is why ya'll want Lil Boosie home, right? LMAO.

Daniel Snyder, Arrogant and Out-of-Touch


As a lifelong Redskins fan I understand the history behind the team's name and the logo and the fact that the term "Redskin" is not meant to be offensive. But sometimes, that's not necessarily the point. And I think a lot of people have realized that that time is close and may very well be now. Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, is NOT one of those people. In fact, he seems to be an out-of-touch and arrogant prick and perhaps a world-class asshole.
"We will never change the name of the team... As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it's all about and what it means... We'll never change the name... It's that simple. NEVER -- you can use caps." - (source: USA TODAY via ESPN.com)
Really Dan? THAT is how you choose to handle this topic? Maybe you've been worked up about it since it's been in the media recently. Maybe you just brazenly don't give a crap. But either way - as the team's owner - you have to be more aware/conscious than this don't you? Where's a solid PR person when this man needs one?

The first part of this (after the "we will never...") wasn't bad: "As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it's all about and what it means". Yup, I feel you on that Dan. But at the same time, things change over time because they need to or it's just the right thing to do (Charles Ramsey style). This makes me wonder how he would handle this if the name offended Black folks (a ton of which are in the DMV and are big money spenders on Redskins paraphenalia, tickets, etc.).

I guess when you're as rich and wealthy as he is, you don't have to worry about those who are "beneath" you. Charles Ramsey would not agree with this bullshyt Dan is spewing. Responding to this issue in this way just makes him look like an arrogant, out-of-touch rich douchebag. It makes me shake my head that my favorite team has an owner who can be such a dumb-ass so often. You gotta take the good (loves his team and is willing to spend money) and the bad (this stupidness) with this guy.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Obligatory Charles Ramsey Post

  1. I understand this bama is funny but at the same time he is a pretty smart and well-adjusted guy at the same time.
  2. Just because one speaks in an animated fashion and not the Kang's English (yes, Kangs), it does not mean that he is by any means an idiot.
  3. This is the perfect opportunity for Black folks to take a stand and stop contributing to the same stereotypes they seek to eliminate (more on this later).
First, I want to say that the best part of this whole situation aside from him saying: "I could have done this a year ago... Not this hero stuff... the RIGHT thing" is the phone call he made to police. This is pretty much exactly what any bruh that has had a run-in or "expereience" with the laws would say on this call.


I'm sure we all knew this would blow up on the InterWeb and to a certain extent, rightfully so because it's funny. At the same time, I think that this was a great opportunity for Black folks to stand up for one of our own that looks like he is on some ole minstrel show stuff but in actuality, just did an amazingly great thing! And on top of that, is clearly smarter than the stereotype of his appearance and way of speaking would have one believe. Charles Ramsey is a smart dude! Let's not get it twisted. Aside from that, the brother appears to have a great set of morals as well. But Black people are so quick nowadays to meme-ify someone on Twitter that I think this all the good things about Charles might get lost. We (Black folks) always talk about how we don't want to be stereotyped and how people are quick to judge us based on our looks (and so on) and as soon as we have one of our own that is easily "fryable" online we jump to our phones and computers and get to goin' INNNNN!

This time though, was an opportunity to make a bigger statement than the cliché "Black man saves white woman is scared he will be the one getting locked up" or whatever other tired ass joke people want to put up on the InterWebs. This was an opportunity to say "You know what, even though you might think we're dumb and we don't do things the 'right way' because of how we talk or how we're dressed, we just destroyed that myth!" Instead, we contribute to the "coonification" of this man by going HAM on the internet. Clearly, missing the point and a golden opportunity. I'm not on a soapbox or anything because I think he's hilarious too! But I'm more proud of what he did and how he handled it in his unique style/way afterward and still came across as a very intelligent and conscious guy. I thought that was awesome, unlike the reaction of the Black side of the InterWeb.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Images of the Week

I've got quite a few this week. Enjoy!
LOL



YEP!



LOL



If you got good girlfriends that will be real with you, it's not bad to discuss with them but your relationship is between you and the person you're with first-and-foremost so discussions should start there imo.



AYOOOOOOOO, lol!



BWAHAHAHAHAAHAAAA!



Stuff old school parents say, lol.



This one will resonate with the ladies I bet, lol. Some guys too, lol!



How is the San Diego Tribune gonna go in on Manti already. Ya'll supposed to embrace that man, lol.



I know one person this is true for (hehe).



Why are you taking a sh&t in the Nordstrom's bathroom though?



LOL



YEP!



Ha!



Ya'll cousins right there, smh lol.



LOLOLOLOLOLOL!



RIGHT!!!!!!

Mixtape: Dexter's Lab by Dexter Darko


"Dexter Darko" is a cousin of one of my best friends from childhood and as a result we've become cool over the years and I love the fact that he's a bright young guy going to school but also doing something he has a true passion for, rapping. For all you aspiring rappers out there, yes it's fine to go to school but still find ways to pursue your hip-hop dreams (and still have a solid education to fall back on). All that aside, "Dexter" has sent me some tracks over the years that I've previewed and given some feedback on and some of them has been great and I've wanted to post but he asked that I not post until he is ready to release his material to the broader public. Makes sense. Well, now's that time! I just got an email from him about his mixtape, Dexter's Lab and I'd like to share it.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

"I'm not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be..."

Wait for it, wait for it... Or just go to about the 2:20 mark.


Obama has a pretty solid delivery with these jokes, lol.

Dope Video! Janelle Monae feat. Lo Down Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu) - Q.U.E.E.N.

Dope video, great song. Looks like Erykah Badu is passing the baton (maybe?) and Janelle is getting her Lauryn Hill on at the end spitting a few bars.



"Oh no, the booty don't lie!"

J. Cole - Truly Yours 2 EP

Damn Jermaine, you killin' em! If this is your EP what that album gon' be talkin' bout my dude?!?! Can't wait!

If you want the "what's the best joints" listen I suggest going in the following order: 2-1-5-4-6-3

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Neither Ray J nor Wale lack for confidence

I'll give Wale credit in that he does not lack for confidence in his rapping ability. This is a decent montage he has put together to promote his upcoming project though it does seem kind of odd having him and not MLK JR bust through the "I Have A Dream" thing toward the end. Sometimes I feel like these guys have to be completely non self-aware to come off as confident and cocky as they do (ie - Rick Ross) but I guess if you always felt like the underdog then you gotta let everybody know you're not just as good, you're better. Oh well.



Now onto this bama Ray-J. As much as I think Ray-J is a clown (and he IS), I still have to give him some credit for "Wait a Minute" (act like that joint didn't bump if you want) and for also finding a way to use his sister's fame to get himself rich. Granted, he's let his money and apparent access to trollops of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities (is that you Kim?) go to his head but yet-and-still, Ray-J seems to have a way to keep himself semi in the InterWeb news cycle. I mean, this bama was apparently sleeping with Whitney Houston for crying out loud!!! And for as much as I think this "I Hit It" song solidifies him as the number one lame/bama/clown/simp of all times, it's not that bad of a song. I mean, if you change the content of the song and take the dude whose testes apparently haven't dropped yet (Bobby Brackins needs to hit puberty before he puts that voice on another track. That's what you call pre-pubescent overcompensation rap right there) off the joint and replace him with someone that is a known rapper, you might actually have a decent radio song. The fact that he is still using the Kim K thing to keep himself relevant is lame. Shorty has moved on and I assume he has to but figured this might be a good way to try and make himself relevant again, especially if emotional a$$ Kanye-Tuda decided to respond. But my point was that Ray J is confident but his talent level is subpar if not mediocre. Wale - hate his personality/style or love it - has some serious talent. They both are super confident and cocky but at least one of them can back it up consistently and stay relevant something actually worthwhile like a talent.