Thursday, December 31, 2009

This Is What Ya'll Been Waitin' for, Ain't It?

Ok, it's new year's eve, big deal. I hate how people decide to get introspective only before a new year begins. What happened to the rest of the year? It's funny because the resolutions people make always get broken. There's always an excuse, but in all seriousness, it's just a weak mind. The mind is a powerful weapon. A wise man once told me when I was having some difficulties that all I had to do was "get my mind right." It was amazing how conditioning my mind has helped me overcome so much. Anyways, I'm done ranting. But tonight, it's on. I'm going to be popping bottles all night. Drink of choice:

Oh yes. Who thought I was going to have a picture of a trendy drink? I'm sorry. Oh, and word of advice to the masses, just because Diddy drinks it or you heard it in a rap song does not make it classy. If anyone forgot, most of these guys are from the hood. Hood liquor preferences are not usually the same liquor preferences of a CEO. Don't look like a fool. Do some research.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

You Need to Stop Listening to Your Fat Girlfriends

So, Texas Tech fired Mike Leach:

He was Texas Tech's head coach and he was recently in trouble for putting a kid whom he thought had a concussion in a storage closet. I personally don't think he should be fired. If anyone knows any football coach from high school all the way to the pro's knows that coaches do that all the time. I have coaches like that now. They don't mean any harm, they're just trying to get the most out of their players. For the record, other players on Texas Tech's team commented on the particular player that got put in the storage closet. They characterized him as a "prima donna", "slacker", and that he had a sense of entitlement. What more can I say?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

If I Don't Do Nothin', I'ma Ball

I think I might have found my second favorite artist:

Brian Donnelly, who is known professionally as KAWS, is an artist who doesn't think outside the box-he simply recreates it. He is known for designing Kanye West's "808's and Heartbreaks" album cover and album art. He also designed Clipse's "Till' the Casket Drops" album cover. Essentially, he takes popular cartoons or figures and puts his signature face on them (pictured above). However, his take on whatever he is creating is more refreshing in that he brightens and sharpens the colors and makes it seem like cartoons are brought into reality. I want his art.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Now, Why You Gotta Go and Do That?

I hope everyone's seen Amerie's "More Than Love" video:

I like that this video shows men doing more than being dogs. As a man myself, I feel like every time we do something that our respective significant others can't see, all of a sudden we're these lying, untrustworthy scoundrels. This video shows what most men truly are, people who make mistakes and may seem incompetent, but in reality, are trying their hardest to be the perfect man. Preach!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Champ Is Here

Sadly, it seems like we can't see this confrontation of epic proportions:

R.I.P. Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.

Know It All Like We Majored In This

I'm pretty sure Paul Mooney is the most underrated comedian in the world:

This guy was Richard Pryor's right hand man way back in the day. He was responsible for getting comedians like Robin Williams and John Witherspoon on the map. Besides being outrageously funny, he also is very articulate and intelligent. His knowledge of history and how it affects race relations is remarkable. Hats off to you, Paul Mooney.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Flow Is Like Crazy Gone Mad

So this week, my aunt on my dad's side and her husband and my cousin came down to visit for the holidays. It's great seeing my dad and his siblings together. It's not because I get warm feelings inside. It's great because it's one of the few times my dad gets put on blast and he doesn't do anything about it because he's the youngest. It's absolute comedy. It gets rough though when my over-competitive mom pulls out the one game that makes me not want to be her son:

Scrabble is otherwise a fun game. However, my mom talks to much "you know what". Therefore, I will never play family scrabble.

Reppin' to My Last Second Dude

Christmas was pretty cool. I didn't expect anything and I thought I would be disappointed, but I made out better than most people. I don't understand why as soon as you turn 18, but you're not quite grown yet, you get things like these for Christmas:

I'm cool with that, but I honestly think once people turn 18, older adults assume that we transform into these boring people that only like to wear sweater vests and khaki's. I am not the one.

Merry Christmas

Hey everyone, there's still time to get me some last minute gifts! feel free to consult it whenever you want, even after the holidays. Ok, I need to stop. Oh, and for anyone who doesn't know, I have culinary skills. Here is this year's Christmas turkey:
Yes, my skills are like that. I didn't take a picture of this year's turkey. This one is from Thanksgiving, but they look the same. If you need a turkey grilled, let me know. Merry Christmas. If hilarity ensues, please believe the blog world will be updated.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's a Shame

I've been noticing this for a while and I just wondered if anyone else noticed. Why is it that the majority of the people in the black community that wear bluetooth not even working professionals. Bluetooth is for people who drive a lot or work so much that they can't bother holding a phone to talk. In other words, bluetooth is for people like this:

However, it is not for the Shaniqua's of the world like this:

True story, I was driving and I saw this guy at a bus stop with a tall tee on and a grill, who looked like he didn't even have a job. Yet, for his prepaid phone, he had a bluetooth ear piece. Don't have bluetooth if you don't have anyone to talk to. It's not an accessory. You might as well save up and buy some Air Jordan's. I'm jumping out the window with this one.

Still Dreaming

Remember the show Snoop Dogg's Fatherhood?

Before that show came out, I thought it was going to be a hot, ghetto mess combined with Snoop trying to push an album. Snoop surprised me though. He actually has good family values and is a good parent. His kids are just bad. I don't understand. But, that show was hilarious and had good lessons. I also appreciated the way he treated his wife. They have been ride or die for real. They had that "been together since high school" love. They've really been through thick or thin. I'll be on time for that.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas List 3

Size XL Forever 21 flannels tied up with string:

These are a few of my favorite things.

Christmas List 2

Half cab Vans Supreme:

Levi 501's check (40x34):

Christmas List

New Era Batman Hat:

Nice, fresh, white, black v-necks

Girl, I Wanna Go Home With You

Everyone, I've been upgrading my clothes game lately and I realized I have a great desire for some Ray Bans:

Yes, I know I'm late, but I really want these for Christmas. You know what? In a little bit, I'm going to make a Christmas wish list. If anyone wants to get me a gift, feel free to consult my next post.

We Are Really High, Really High Tonight

I don't know if anyone pays attention to commercials but has anyone seen the Palm Pixie commercial:

This commercial had such a catchy song. I'm not a snob. I listen to all music. You're never too black to like good music. Anyways, its by this electro pop group called Passion Pit. It's called "Sleepyhead". This song is amazing not just because of the beat, but also the imagery and symbolism behind the lyrics is very deep. Check it out.

To Get Inside My Mind It Would Be Really Ill-Advised

I know it's old news, but I really have had this heavy on my heart. I just want to show some respect to Chris Henry:

He was a great receiver. Yes, he did have his issues. Yes, he got in trouble a lot of times. However, he proved that personal redemption is possible by learning from his mistakes and improving. Sadly, he died before it could come full circle. Rest in peace.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

She Likes Me, She Fiends for Me

You know what's underrated? The "I Know" video by Jay-Z. First of all, that whole American Gangster album was underrated. However, this video was completely off the radar. It's artistic. It's well shot. Finally, the symbolism behind it is so intelligent. Check it out:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Scared Money Don't Make No Money

So, I just realized how much society determines a look. I'm not saying that's all bad. I'm just saying that all these "fashionable" people aren't really that fashionable. They're just good at reading "Complex" or "Men's Health" magazine. That's too easy. You know who is truly fashionable, though? Ibn Jasper:

Most people don't know him, but he is an image consultant and Kanye only consults with him. In other words, he dresses Kanye. Kanye steals his style. However, as an image consultant, it goes without saying that he's a fashionista. Look him up.

I Got This Chrome On This Bugatti

Everyone, I'm slowly getting happier and happier to be home. I just hope I'm making everyone else happy. Anyways, Robin Thicke's new album, Sex Therapy, is absolutely amazing:
Let me start by saying Robin Thicke is one of the most soulful white guys I have ever heard (no racism intended, it's just that white guys aren't known for getting those pants off with their vocals). Second, Robin Thicke pays so much attention to detail, it's amazing. It has tracks for high school kids who think they're in love, but at the same time, his tracks touch those who are truly in love or want to be in love. Third of all, it sets the mood. I know you grown folks know what I'm talking about. If you don't know now you know.

Monday, December 14, 2009

My Flow Is In the Pockets Like Wallets

I know I might get my thug card snatched, but listen, everybody needs to see The Princess and the Frog:

Yes, I mean the Disney movie with the first ever black princess. I saw the movie on opening day and let's just say, I have never seen so many black people at a non-Tyler Perry movie. It was strange. The movie did well in not being racist, but at the same time, capturing the culture and nuances of black people. Plus, the music was on point. Don't take my card away. I did it for black history.

Everyone Go Right, Left, Back, Front

I was watching the Eagle's game and I never noticed that DeSean Jackson starts jerkin' sometimes after his touchdown dances.

This is another reason why California rules the world

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hey I Think I Got a Problem, Problem

What's up? I'm writing from the Dulles Airport in D.C. I'm on the way home! I'm convinced that McDonald's having a nationwide dollar menu for breakfast might have just allowed McDonald's to dominate the fast food game. After all, who doesnt love Sausage McMuffins?

I need to stop having obese thoughts. Goodbye.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

It Come Out Sweet Like Old Sadie

Remember those slow jams that came out in the 90's that were so smooth that all you could do was snap and wish you could sing? I know, I can't really relate since I was about 3. But still...thank God for ITunes and Youtube. Now, I can relate. I know everyone knows that song by Zapp and Roger, "I Wanna Be Your Man."

Who doesn't love slow jams with a hint of jerry curl and "good old fashioned lovin'"? Ask your parents. It's grown folks music. I need to stop playing around.

We Hit the Mall and Ball All Day

I might have found the most obnoxious song in the world. But, "Wassup" by Rich Kids is so catchy, that I can't help but sing it everywhere.

As you can see, they are about 14 years old. I'm just being bitter. I wish I could find a phrase to repeat a million times and make it a song and dance. Everyone is doing it and I want some of that money. If anyone has some ideas, let me know.

If I Fall, If I Die

It's been awhile. I'm sorry everyone. I was too busy, but I think it's paid off. Does anyone remember PaRappa the Rapper?
Yes, PaRappa came before Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and DJ Hero. This game inspired all of these games. Leave it to Sony Playstation to come up with a rapping dog that does karate, gets his driver's license, and performs at a rap concert all in an effort to get a girl. Those were the days.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Do You Think About Me Now and Then?

Guys, I'm extremely mad. Let's be real. Have you ever had one of those days where things don't go right and to top it off, you can't find anyone to hold it down? Story of today. Anyways, I want an autotune so desperately:

Who doesn't want to sound like T-Pain? Also, I want to make an album composed of my Autotuned thoughts. Yes, I did just make up a word. I want to make prank calls in Autotune. And lastly, I want to speak to my family completely in Autotune. Yes, I'm absurd. Oh well. Either love me or leave me alone.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm On Another Planet

If I hear one more person over 30 say "Skype me!", I'm going to kill myself. Just because Oprah introduced millions of housewives and middle aged women to something that young people happen to use, it doesn't give you "youth cred". You're still old and you still don't know how to use technology that well. It's o.k. We forgive you. Anyways, has anyone seen this movie?

Kill Bill is my absolute favorite movie. It's so great that they had to split it into two movies. I have never seen the right music combined with an epic story line to make such a great movie. And, in an artistic sense, the cinematography is exquisite. Watch Kill Bill vol. 1&2 immediately. It will change your life.