Maurice Clarett, former Ohio State star and current inmate, has been blogging from prison for quite some time apparently. I love it. I urge anyone who reads this (yes, all 31 of you) to check out his blog as much as possible. I;m going to add it to The Boogie's blog roll as soon as I post this.
I would like to see everyone leaving comments on Clarett's blog. Why? I'm sure the man's bored to death. Plus, it would be hilarious if Clarett's blog grew more popular than some of the celeb blogs out there. Not to say Clarett isn't a celeb.
Love seeing Rubin in the studio, it's where he belongs. I read something on illroots that said, "Rubin working with Clipse, single with Kanye West on the way." Now, did that mean Rick Rubin and 'Ye are working together or Kanye and Clipse. I feel like it is the latter but I could only imagine how great it would be if it were the former.
Here's a Cudi freestyle over Rich Boy's single. It's ight. Nothing more, nothing less.
By the way, is Kanye the only artist who leaks other people's stuff. I'm not talking about this song in particular since Cudi is on the G.O.O.D. label, but what about MF Doom and Fesit? Is anybody curious about how their conversation goes after Kanye just leaked their songs?
Feist: Kanye, really? You had to leak that track I gave you? Really?
Kanye: First of all, it's Martin Louis the King Jr. Second of all, politely mam, F*^% off.
So this is the Welcome to Heartbreak video. It starts off like Sensual Seduction (or Sexual Eruption, whatever you're into) and I started getting nervous. I've covered my love for Kanye videos in all their pushing-the-envelop and unique glory ad nauseum. Alas, I could relax two or three seconds into the video as it was transformed into some crackhead-ish. The video also features the silhouette of Kid Cudi who, over the weekend, was tasered because of his intense love of Jordans.
Apparently the video was rushed out by 'Ye because "We know there is another video out there using the same technique...we were forced to drop it now."
Which begs the question: Who the F&%K is doing a replica of this video?
Between the 12-foot rim, telephone booth, Krypto-Nate, Geico H.O.R.S.E. trophy and Shaq-diesel doing this, the All-Star weekend was a little on the ridiculous side. Not to say I didn't like it, but it was ridiculous nonetheless.
Sonic's latest-and possibly greatest-mixtape dropped recently, but it sort of blended in with this month's mixtape frenzy-Drake, Tip, Etc- like a young 'Ye living in China (only kidding). Maybe he lost some credibility after even thinking of going at it with Soulja (Girl), who knows.
Anyways, this may be CH's premier mixtape yet. I've only just gotten through the tape, but the premise is pervasive throughout:
Dude is in love with Rhianna.
However (un)timely this piece may be, its worthy of your listening.
Just caught this spot in the midst of watching the Heat vs. Bulls tonight on TNT which was a barn burner (The Matrix put the game in favor of the Heat with a nasty facial with 1 tick left). This is one of the dopest commercials MJ and affiliates have put out in a long minute, granted their commercials are always above average. This is one of the many pieces via the "Become Legendary" series which I'm sure avid hoops fan are familiar with. Rip, CP3, JJ, and Melo are the stars of this one, who are all vital to their own squads.
Future first-ballot hall of famer and best non-juiced baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. will be playing his games in Seattle this season. Simply put, F**K Yeah!
The best player of the 90's is back where he belongs. He would be the best player of all-time if only he had taken some 'roids to prevent countless knee, hamstring and foot injuries. If only....
But on a serious note, the man was once bashed as being "soft" for his countless injuries in Cincinnati. That adjective has morphed into "honorable" in the last few years as he has become practically the only big-name player of his era to never be mentioned with the words "HGH" and "performance-enhancing." A-Rod, McGwire, Sosa (sigh), Palmeiro, Tejada, Giambi... the list is countless, but Junior has remained clean. Here's to you, Griffey.
Today marks the third anniversary of the death of the great J Dilla. No matter where you rank Dr. Dre, The Neptunes, Producer Kanye, NO I.D., the RZA, Prince Paul, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier or even Rick Rubin, you have to concede Dilla is in the top-5 list of all-time hip hop producers. Look for the good folks over at BlindI to put together a bunch of tribute posts, like they did last year.
But change gon' come (in the industry) come Love the Future, D.A. and Max's forthcoming-and well overdue-album. I saw the dudes of CF perform back in October and they put on a dope set, although i was one of the few to not wear a "What the f*ck are the white dudes doing on the stage?" expression on my face come the aftermath of their performance. Its a great first vid, and due to their Star Trak affiliation look for some really good visual interpretations to come (which I'm guessing will soon be done by that Hype Williams guy).
We usually don't cover sports here at The Boogie, at east not as much as I'd like. I did correctly predict the Steelers would win, but it was a lot closer than I thought it would be. Yet, it still hurts for some reason.
When you become connected to an athlete, they become a member of your family and you can't help but feel undiscriminated joy when they succeed. On the flipside, though, there is nothing worse than seeing one of your favorite athletes come thisclose to winning the Superbowl, only to come up short.
I've been following Kirt Warner since I was 10 years old. Frankly, I feel lucky that I got to see him perform so well on such a big stage- James Harrison taint not withstanding. Still, it kind of sucks. I've been watching the highlights on SportsCenter all day and whenever I see Fitzgerald's slant-turned-touchdown, I keep thinking maybe this time the Cardinals defense will sack Rothlisburger on that 1st and 20 or 3rd and 6.
They never quite get to him.
But I can't be too mad. It was a great game. Even so, I did have a few problems with the game.
1) How the hell did nobody review Kurt Warner's "fumble" at the end of the game. Everyone thought it was an incomplete pass. After seeing the replay, everyone REALLY thought it was an incomplete pass. My theory? The NFL figured the Cardinals would- given another shot- end the game with an incomplete jump-ball to Fitzgerald and felt the fumble was a much better way to finish it. There is some merrit to this theory. Back in 2002, Adam Vinatieri's winning field goal came with clearly 2 seconds left, but someone decided to just let the clock run out. How can you pssoibly say that kick took 7 seconds?
2) The refs seemed to make every call go the Steelers way. On one drive, the Cardinals had 3 personal fouls that kept giving the Steelers first downs. If you watch the highlights, you can see 2 of them were bad calls. And as far as that holding call in the end zone that gave the Cardinals a safety? One, that was a good call. Two, the play before, Willie Parker got tackled inside the end zone, but there was mysteriously no safety called on that.
I don't want it to happen, but it will. I love Kurt Warner, I love Fitz, I love Boldin (and anyone from Pahokee for that matter), but the Steelers are going to walk away with this. The blame needs to be on SportsCenter because all they've been doing is pumping up the Cinderella-Cardinals. You don't think Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu have been watching that and getting pissed off? You don't think that plays a factor? ESPN has killed the Cardinals.
If you happen to be in California in April, you need to go to Coachella. Here is a sample of the lineup for their three day festival.
Friday: Franz Ferdinand Girl Talk N.A.S.A. Paul McCartney Peanut Butter Wolf The Black Keys The Knux The Ting Tings
Saturday: Amy Winehouse Atmosphere Fleet Foxes The Killers TV On The Radio
Sunday: Clipse K'naan Lupe Fiasco Lykke Li Peter Bjorn John Public Enemy Shepard Fairey
I bolded the acts that I would make a priority to visit, if I were in California, which I am unfortunately not going to be. The list is only a sample of all the acts, click here for the comprehensive list. A lot of the acts I listed aren't people we frequently mention on The Boogie, but are dope nontheless. If you haven't heard some of these guys, I suggest finding them on myspace, imeem, YouTube or something else to here them.