Look how jittery he is. Plus, he says Brandon Roy (no relation to Patrick) is better than Kobe and LeBron. To add, he talks about how one of his friends in jail is better than almost the entire NBA. Any time I need to go get quotes on anything (global warming, the stockmarket, swine flu, Stan Van Gundy's resemblence to Ron Jeremy, the war in Iraq, the latest episode of Gossip Girl, the best toothpaste, whether or not Keanu Reaves is gay, how to spell Keanu Reeves, the dual between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, how much steroids Triple-H does on the daily, the underlying masculine motifs of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, whether or not Tupac is still alive, the odds of success for a Macaulay Culkin-Michael Jackson film in which the ambiguously gay duo portray Lewis and Clark) I'm going to Ron Artest. He has replaced the Ol' Dirty Bastard (R.I.P.) as most quotable celebrity.
I don't know much about production being that I've never done it myself, but based on how Kanye and No I.D. are in awe, I've got to assume we are witnessing something dope. Q-Tip is chopping and looping a vinyl on the fly.
The interview at the end has me a little pissed. I really thought gay-fish Kanye was gonna calm down, then comes this b-word from 106 & Park (don't watch the show... the internet has made it obsolete) who tries her hardest to bring out cocky-Kanye. Also, does anyboy notice how shaky Mr. West looks during the interview? Whatever he's taking, give me some of that! Either that, or the 106 & Park stage is like Letterman's in that they make their guests freezing so they'll be alert.
PS: sorry for calling that lady a b-word. I actually think she is a nice-looking female, but she sounds a little to... shall I say "hood?"... for me.
For some reason, WHATEVER REASON, there are a slew of nasty sports documentaries coming out soon. Along with this, I will be seeing Tyson (out the Friday) and the new Kobe Bryant-Spike Lee project. I don't know if this lives up to hoop dreams, but I'm excited.
Click here to get Cudi's newest mixtape. It has all the songs you know and love by him, including I Poke Her Face, Buggin Out '09 and Sky Might Fall. Personally, I like Cudi most of the time but think it's more about the people around him- the people making beats- that make him great. I'm still not 100% on Cudi. Don't worry, I'll probably convert soon enough.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and rapper LUPE FIASCO have been recruited by pop singer KENNA to climb Mount Kilimanjaro this autumn (09) in a bid to raise money for charity. The trio will be joined by a team of adventurers assembled by Ethiopian-born Kenna as they scale the 19,000-foot (5,890 metre) African peak as part of a fundraising and awareness effort for the worldwide water crisis. The mammoth climb will serve as a personal triumph for Out of Control hitmaker Kenna, who almost lost his father to the water shortage. He tells America's Elle magazine, "My dad almost died as a child from waterborne diseases in Ethiopia, and he had talked to me about digging a well there, and I thought, 'I have too many friends who would be concerned with the subject of clean water. Maybe I can help out.'" And Fiasco insists he's ready for the challenge, which he plans to turn into a fun race with his pal: "I'm an adventure junkie. Part of the motivation is beating Kenna to the top. Sabotaging his tent, taking the lining out of his coat, lacing it with ants or something like that."
I have some rules as to which albums I support downloading. 1) Albums from first time artists. If I'm going to pay money for an album, considering how easy it is to get an album for free, I want to know it's going to be good. That's why an artist has to prove his merit. Some guys can come out with awesome mixtapes and not translate to album artists. However, I will go back and buy a rookie album after the fact if the artist turns out to be an artist I want to support (example: Food & Liquor, College Dropout). I should note that I will be breaking this rule next week when I buy Asleep in the Bread Isle.
2) Artists that are down with giving away their album for free. This one is pretty self explanatory. If Radiohead is giving away In Rainbows for nothing, I'm not going to pay money. It's basic economics, really. The thinking with these albums is that the band will make it's fans love them and pay to see them live or support them later. This is the Lil Wayne Ideology.
3) History lessons. If you want to go back 10 years to learn about hip-hop's roots, go ahead. And don't bother paying. We all know the odds of you going to a record store and asking for a Eric B & Rakim album is unrealistic. Example, I went to a Best Buy a couple months back to buy De La Soul's 3 Feet High & Rising. I wanted to support what is one of the most fun albums, regardless of genre, of the last 20 years. When I couldn't find the album, I asked the Best Buy employee for help. When I told him which album I wanted, he looked at me like I was wearing girl jeans. He pretty much said nobody buys old school hip hop albums. I mean, I could have bought the album on iTunes, but what's the point? I like buying an album and getting a hard copy with an album cover and everything.
You can make your own rules, but make sure you support music to a certain extent, be it buying every album or buying no albums and going to see artists live.
Officer Ricky is back. After 'Ye (ill-advisedly) gave viewers a preview of his verse off this Carol City residers own track on 106 and Park LIVE, we finally are blessed with the studio version -which also features Pain and the reincarnated Kurt Cobain. Not sure as of what Ross intends to do with this track, as his current single is Usual Suspects. Regardless, this is an ill-track that you can bump to... no matter your means of auto-transportation.
At this point, if we do 5 posts without mentioning Kanye, we aren't doing our job. I know, I know, if these never made it, how can they be good? I haven't listened to them yet, but they are worth a play, just to see if there are a couple of gems.
This is another album you need to have, if you haven't jumped on it yet. Not just for I'm on a Boat and Dick in a Box, but for the lesser-known-but-possibly-funnier songs like Natalie Portman's Rap, We Like Sportz and Dreamgirl.
I haven't been up here in a minute, and I apologize to our readers (although minimal, we know you're out there). Just got in from the Big Apple the other night, nothing was really poppin off there but i enjoyed my stay. However, I did come upon a pair of beauties that I just had to cop, and since this is a blog I'm free to share whatever I want, right? Here's my sole (pun intended) souvenir from my bon-voy-age to the city: The Nike SB Dunk Lo Gibson. Yeah, I went there. Other than this featured remnant, nothing (affordable) really caught my attention.
And since we kinda do feature music quite a lot on this thing, I thought I'd share with you what I got going on inside the headphones: -Buncha Ryan Leslie... Next Selection Stand Up... that means you Cassie -I'm the Shit Remix feat. Yeezy... Good luck coping those kicks today -The Knux- Remind Me in 3 Days... Shouts to Nola -Lady Gaga... Woops! Is that bad? -Basically anything G.O.O.D.
Anyways, its getting kinda late, in the East Coast at least. Get at yall later...