1. Today I am going to see the movie Troy, as it stars my favorite actor of all time. Are you planning on seeing it? Why or why not?
Fuck Brad Pitt. Fuck Troy. Fuck this wack meme.
2. The other day I purchased gas for $2.07 per gallon. I about threw up. What is the current gas price in your area?
It's about the same here in New Jersey. Blame it on George Bush.
3. Who are your first and second actor/actress "loves"?
My first is Jennifer Lopez and not because I think she is a great actress. I just love J.Lo's big, round booty. My second would have to be Halle Berry -- she is so damn fwwiiine.
4. I am going to Canada in July, and had to purchase my tickets waaay early because we're afraid the ticket prices will go up dramatically due to the rising oil prices. Are you traveling this summer on a vacation?
Yeah, to South Carolina (for a family reunion), and hopefully, to Minneapolis.
5. Is there any movie that you're looking forward to see this summer, or any books you want to read this summer?
I'm really interested in seeing Mario Van Peeples's new movie Baadasssss!, which is about the making of the blaxploitation classic Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song directed by Mario's father, Melvin Van Peeples.
6. What is your favorite vacation destination, and why?
Anywhere that's hot, preferably a tropical island.
7. Have you heard about netflix.com? If so, have you joined/are you planning to join, and why/why not?
I don't give a fuck.
8. Are you a good flier? I have problems on takeoff, but landing and flying are no problem.
Yeah, I'm a good flier. You need to stop acting like a neurotic twit. Get on the plane and deal with your fears.
Philadelphia beat-makers King Britt and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (of the Roots) are D.L. brothers.
No, they are not that type of D.L. brothers -- get your mind correct, homie.
The two Philly hip-hoppers appear in a 20-minute documentary titled On the D.L., which premiered last Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. The movie is about King Britt and ?uestlove's unsuccessful attempts to obtain driver's licenses. Yep, that's right, these two well-known producers weren't legal to drive a car -- until now.
The flick was shot in Philadelphia by filmmaker Andrew Gura and was the idea of King Britt. Gura says filming the two driving wild on the streets of Philly was an "ultra-nightmare." "It's undeniably ironic that ?uest and King were so accomplished musically, yet unable to drive themselves around [Philly]," says Gura. The director was amazed that the two world-traveled musicians also was scared to take their road tests, as well. "We helped them conquer those fears," says Gura. The docudrama features interviews with legendary producer Larry Gold, soul man Vikter Duplaix and Dawn Thompson, ?uestlove's sister. To watch a clip of On the D.L., click THIS.
Hip-Hop savior Kanye West is so hot, he blessed Alicia Keys with a new remix to her yearning hit ballad "If I Ain't Got You." And rumors are circulating on the Internet that Janet Jackson is going to kick off a Damita Jo U.S. tour in the summer with . . . you guessed it, Kanye West as her opening act. Now is 'Ye on fire or what? And if you still think that the hype surrounding Kanye is too much, then feast your eyes on his new video for "Two Words" (featuring Mos Def and Freeway), right HERE. Kanye's "Two Words" video is probably one of the best hip-hop clips I have seen this year, so far. It's a gritty cinematic vérité -- now that's how hip-hop is supposed to be. Kanye is too hot for TV. (Via Alicia Keys fan website and Nobody's Smiling)
• 'Ye Rhymes With Grae:
Great news for Jean Grae fans! The best rhyme-spitter in hip-hop will reportedly release her second (or is it her third?) full-length CD, tentatively titled Jeanius, on Sept. 7. Grae is already generating a huge buzz with her 9th Wonder-produced killer track "Don't Rush Me," which is featured on the Okayplayer: True Notes, Vol. 1 album (due May 18). It's total fiya! Man, I totally adore Jean Grae. Bring the heat Jean!
And speaking of 9th Wonder, check out this joint he blessed for Master Ace called "Good Ole Love."
(Via HipHopDX and Trickology)
• 50 Cent Scuffles "In da Club":
An angry 50 Cent -- wearing a Gucci holster and a pellet pistol that shoots rubber bullets (??) -- started a riot Saturday morning at a Springfield, Mass.-area club during a surprise appearance. According to the club owner, while 50 was performing, someone threw a bottle or a cup of water at him. The rapper and his entourage then jumped from the stage and started to scuffle with the crowd. Two people were arrested for disturbing the peace. (Full Article)(quick registration required)
The oddity in this story is that 50 walks around with a "Gucci holster for a pellet pistol that shoots rubber bullets"? Now what the hell is that? Yo 50, that's straight wanksta, man.
• Dip It Low And Mimic Beyoncé?
R&B vixen Christina Milian says that she's not copying Beyoncé even though (1) She dyed her hair blonde and (2) She's performs in sexy outfits and shakes her booty when she's performing. "We're the same age [and] obviously because . . . I've lightened my hair," she says of the comparison to Miss B. "But I personally just did it for a change."
Oh, really? Then what the hell is THIS, Christina? My, my, my, you are damn-near bucket-nekkid on stage. Is Christina Milian trying to outdo both Janet Jackson and Beyoncé? Nevertheless, I still want to suck on her toes. Holla at cha boy, Christina.
• Truthfully Speaking:
I want to fuck talk to R&B diva Truth (formerly Truth Hurts). Her new video for "Ready Now" is off the chain. The song sucks, but who cares?! Hey Truth, I wanna suck on your toes. Holla at cha boy! (Via Launch)
• Before There Was OutKast -- There Was De La Soul:
De La Soul is not dead. In fact, they are very much alive and well. The trailblazing trio --rappers Kelvin "Posdnous" Mercer, David "Trugoy" Jolicoeur and their DJ, Vincent "Pasemaster Mase" Mason -- together formed their own record label, Art Official Intelligence (via Sanctuary Records Group) and hopes to drop a new album in the fall. "We're just continuing to do what we do," said Mase. "It's like, let's do this with integrity and keep it quality. Hip-Hop has provided well for people, but it's losing its love. It's a factory. I can appreciate Jay-Z, but I can't take the million other (copycats) behind it." (Via Tri-City Herald)
• Atlanta spitter T.I. may be in jail -- rumor has it he's actually out of jail on house arrest -- but he has a new video about to hit BET and MTV real soon. You can watch the Rubberband Man's new clip for "Let's Get Away" (feat. Trina , Juvenile and Jazze Pha) right HURR. (Via Vibe.com)
I haven't been keeping up with Amercian Idol, so I don't know what's the big hoopla over some of the controversial voting and judging that went on the show. But apparently a talent company is developing an African-American-centric reality show called America's African Idol in response to some of the controversial outcomes on Fox's hit show. The producers of the America's Africa Idol believe their show is necessary because it focuses on black music only and contestants will be judged fairly. But my question is this, do we really need an African-American-centric reality show? For example, do we need an African-American Bachelor? Do we need African Survivors?
But she's alive
But she's alive
[A Single Mom Talking] I was scufflin' going to school
I was scufflin' working at night
And you know what
I truly believe
And that's why I tell a lot of parents
Single parents, don't tell me what God can't do.
I made sure you had
I never felt like you should be deprived of anything
If a man didn't want to take care of his child
You move on
And that's what I did
I moved on . . .
But she's alive
But she's alive
-- Andre 3000, "She's Alive"
Happy Mother's Day to all of the caring moms out there who are raising their child(ren).
You are very much appreciated.
Click HERE to listen to a mama's day greeting from the six baby tenors!
I shouldn't have left you
Without a strong post to read through
Think of how many times that you came through
Time's up, I'm sorry I kept you
Thinking of this, I know that you missed
The words from the dope blog soloist
And you sit by the computer waiting for my return soon
Well, I'm back, it's time to resume
Read my words till your eyes blur
Then put on some glasses 'cause here it go
It's a four-letter word when it's starts to fog
It controls your mind to write -- you go it -- BLOG.
Don't worry folks, I'm going to stick with my day job. No rapping for me. This is why I admire poets and MCs alike because they know how to put the words together and make it flow.
Anyway, my apologies for my long absence from blogging. I have no excuses, simply put, I just didn't feel like blogging for the past week or so. Plus, life/work is catching up with me and it's kicking my ass.
I should be back on the grind shortly. I have to tie up some loose ends and I'll return to writing on a consistent blogging schedule.