Monday, March 31, 2008

Have you ever made love to a thug in the club...

with his sights on,
87 Jeans and a fresh pair of Nikes on.

Really though, what do you know about top hat pimpin'? Pain is on that Abe Lincoln look.

Recently, I've been on that "Thugs Need Hugs Too" (<-circa Paul) The Movement. The past couple of weeks I've listened to more of what you could loosely call poppy hip-hop. A bit of it is due to the fact that this "genre" of music is getting SO many spins right now it's unavoidable. On the other hand, but some of these hip-hop songs targeted toward the female demo are genuinely catchy and no homo, some are legitimately hot tracks. For the uninitiated, the formula is basic ball. Take any semi-decent/popular (as you know this is not one in the same anymore as production has superseded actual talent as king. but I digress, that's a different subject altogether) R&B crooner and add any rapper out, throw in a catchy hook and/or beat and you end up with instant SoundScan magic.

Cliffnotes look like Mad Libs:
R&B singer + Rapper + popular production (JD, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Neptunes, Polow da Don, The Runners, Timbo, etc.) = radio spins like it's goin' out of style. Higher learning calls, I'll expand on this at a later time.

I just thought this was kinda cool, J Legend doin' what he does with a Slum Village cut.

I know I know, I went ExtraHard on videos today. Had to do it.
P.S. Happy 20th Peter.

Game? What you know about the game grandad?

"Game recognize game grandad, and you lookin' kinda unfamiliar right now."

So to make the ASU NCAA tourney snub painfully more apparent, UA and Oregon lost their first round games. Nice job selection committee. And while I'm talking about NCAA basketball, can people stop jocking the Lopez brothers? Are you kidding me? I'm not even going to touch on their names right now, save that for a later date. Basketball-wise, these guys are completely overrated "talents." If talent means they're taller than all their comp, they have another guy that's also taller than everyone else taking attention away, and all the while they get fairly pedestrian stats, then yes, they're pretty awesome. I posted that stat line courtesy of below. Not impressed.

Brook Lopez
Robin Lopez
FG pct.48.051.1

If these bums are getting that much pub and consideration for the L, then this cat definitely needs to be in the league ASAP. NBA GMs, get your scouting games right, dude is better than a few on your roster.

On a completely different tip, big ups to JabbaWockeeZ (I know it's late, but I haven't updated in a while) for absolutely killing America's Best Dance Crew. Like Ja and Gotti in their prime, it's Muuuuurda! If you missed it, you were sleeping like a coma.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Get Some Sense NCAA

I dig it Herb, I really do. Wow, I don't quite know what to say about the Sun Devils missing the NCAA tournament business, a travesty for sure. This is absolutely ridiculous, honestly, Oregon? Oregon was nice last year but ASU was clearly a better team this year, the slow finish notwithstanding. ASU had more quality wins, we beat Arizona (twice), USC, Stanford, and Xavier for heaven's sake.

In the ever eloquent words of Sir Charles Barkley.
NCAA selection committee, "that's turrible, that's turrible."

I guess the NCAA isn't a fan of President Crow either.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Skateboard B

Yeah, so I've been semi-heavy in the skateboard game lately for no apparent reason. I'm thinking about putting a board together, any suggestions? And no, it's not for school, I don't want people speeding by me on foot while I'm attempting to skateboard.
Alien Workshop is pretty sick, it's what Dyrdek from DC Shoe and Rob & Big fame rides. When is the next session Jon?

By the way, if you guys haven't caught Rob & Big before (it stays on MTV/MTV2), you shouldn't even be watching TV. The show is hilarious. It's something to tide me over while I'm waiting for Entourage. Marky Mark, your folks are waiting, let's get it.

For those of you who weren't around in the 90s, Mark Wahlberg was famous before The Italian Job.

Monday, March 3, 2008

"Yeah, I got money too,

Trilla album comin' soon. Triple C's, 305... "
Watch out for that Rick Ross Trilla album in stores come March 11th, it has stayed pushed back but this date is legit. Dan, don't sleep on this like you did Port of Miami.

Also, one of the neatest retail sites I've ever seen, no idea what language it's in though, good look Dr. Eaton.
Check it, ILL son.