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One To Watch In 0-8



Director/Filmmaker Rik Cordero

I told you this man was a visionary behind the lens.

IllRoots has posted a great interview with the man who directed one of my favorite music videos in 2007 -- Joell Ortiz's "Brooklyn Bullshit" -- and the Jay-Z "Blue Magic" trailer.

Keep doing your thing Rik, the big labels/artists will be knocking on your door soon.


My Favorite Music Videos of 2007:

Kanye West (Featuring T-Pain) -- "The Good Life"
Consequence -- "Don't Forget 'Em"
UGK (Featuring OutKast) -- "International Players Anthem"
The-Dream -- "Shawty Is A Ten"
Beyoncé -- "Get Me Bodied"
All of Ciara's music videos (That's Right! ;-P )

**Bonus** Blogger hardCore has posted his list of the funniest/ignorant YouTube clips of 2007.



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The Best List Of The Year-End Lists (Part III)

I stole this idea from the Almighty Noz who swiped it from PFork. This is No. 3 from this series.

Noz posted his list of the Ugliest [Rap Album Covers] of '07. Among the artists/albums gracing his list are Kanye West's Graduation, Piles' The Real Testament and Common's Finding Forever. I disagree with Kanye being on Noz's list. I think Murakami's Anime-style cover art for Graduation was, at least, the most eye-catching design of 2007. 'Ye's CD cover was a big departure from the usual rap covers with the artist posing with his/her jewelry or car.

So here's my list of the Ugliest Rap CD Cover Art of '07:


Gucci Mane -- Back to the Traphouse
Gucci needs to head back to the gym and do some abdominal crunches.

Continue reading "The Best List Of The Year-End Lists (Part III)" »


Best Of '07: 3000 Lyrics To Go


(Illustration by Blake Loosli)




Inspired by 2007's Hookers Of The Year post:


Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . Lil Wayne might be the cameo king of '07 with his dizzying guest appearances on almost every hit single released last year. But let's keep it real, some of Weezy's lyrical guest spots were less than stellar (i.e., Little Brother [Featuring Lil Wayne] -- "Breakin' My Heart").

But Andre 3000's features were consistent and lyrically on-point. Peep the list:


** DJ Unk (Featuring Andre 3000 & Jim Jones) -- "Walk It Out" (Remix)

** Rich Boy (Featuring Andre 3000, Jim Jones, Murphy Lee & The Game) -- "Throw Some D's" (Remix)

** Lloyd (Featuring Andre 3000 & Nas) -- "You" (Remix)

** Devin The Dude (Featuring Andre 3000 & Snoop Dogg) -- What a Job"

** UGK (Featuring OutKast) -- "International Player's Anthem"

** DJ Drama (Featuring OutKast & Marsha Ambrosius) -- "The Art of Storytelling Pt. 4"

You can listen to all of these tracks, right HERE.


My personal favorites are "What A Job," "The Art of Storytelling Pt. 4" and "International Player's Anthem."


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What Happened?


Sorry for the lack of updates, but my iBook's hard drive crashed failed on me a week before Christmas. Luckily for me, I saved all of my data beforehand so I didn't lose everything. Although, I did lose hundreds of songs but not the ones I downloaded into my iPod/iTunes. I considered that a blessing.

Anyway, I had to take my computer to the repair shop. The guys at TekServe did a great job. They overhauled my laptop with more RAM memory and and GB hard drive space so I don't have to worry about any slow ups or unsuspecting hard drive failure. I copped the Mac OS X Leopard and now I'm all about . . . the business. I'm ready to get my "blogging" and "writing" groove on -- youknowhaimsayin'?


So, I'm back! I'm like Barack Obama . . . I'm ready for change in the 0-8. I plan on making some major moves this year to better my life and well-being.


Happy Belated New Year!


I wish everyone a healthy and happy 2008!


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