Friday, October 12, 2007

The Greatest Show on TV.... EVER.

Wait, it's not TV. It's HBO. If you are not a fan of The Wire, then I will assume you just haven't seen the show yet. Get the DVD's, or better yet, watch it OnDemand. Season 1 is up right now and you can play catchup until January. It beats whatever other garbage they're putting on TV these days.

And if you have seen the show but still aren't a fan, let me know. I will not waste time trying to convince you of its genius, originality, and realism. I will just regard you as an idiot who has been masquerading as a person with a functioning brain.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Wu-Tang Killer Beatles?

RZA discusses "The Heart Gently Weeps." This interview makes me love the song even more. He describes the process of getting to redo a Beatles song (which if you don't know, is near impossible) and explains the premise of the song.

Watch and enjoy.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Yall niggas betta bundle up

This winter's bout to be cuh-razy. Lupe Fiasco's The Cool. Wu-Tang's 8 Diagrams. Jay-Z's American Gangster.

Lupe Fiasco - Dumb It Down

Lupe Fiasco - And He Gets The Girl

Lupe Fiasco ft. Verbal & Sarah Green - Can You Let Me Know

Wu-Tang Clan - The Heart Gently Weeps

Get a scarf. It's [gonna be] a cold winter.

> 1000 words

Let Me Talk My S@#% Again Part 2

I'm sure this is a moot point to you that have been used to his on-air lunacy, but Bill O'Reilly might have truly lost his mind...


At a minimum, I can’t help but think Bill O’Reilly needs to get out more. He explained the other day, on the air, that he and Al Sharpton had dinner together in Harlem, and O’Reilly was amazed by what he found. Regrettably, he wasn’t talking about the food.

“[W]e went to Sylvia’s, a very famous restaurant in Harlem. I had a great time, and all the people up there are tremendously respectful. They all watch The Factor. You know, when Sharpton and I walked in, it was like a big commotion and everything, but everybody was very nice.

“And I couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship.

On the same program, O’Reilly was describing his experience to NPR’s Juan Williams. “There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, ‘M-Fer, I want more iced tea,’” O’Reilly said, adding, “You know, I mean, everybody was — it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn’t any kind of craziness at all.”

It might not have been quite so offensive if O’Reilly didn’t sound so surprised.

What did O’Reilly expect to find in Harlem? Why does he assume that white people at a suburban Italian restaurant are civilized, but black people in Harlem may be prone to “craziness”?

Put it this way — if O’Reilly had gone to an all-white restaurant, would he have found it worth noting on the air that none of the patrons were screaming, “M-Fer, I want more iced tea”? I suspect not. Call it a hunch.

There’s also the broader context. If O’Reilly had never uttered racially insensitive remarks on the air before, one might be more inclined to find a more forgiving interpretation of these remarks. But Media Matters noted some of the Fox News blowhard’s recent tirades on race.

* On the June 7 edition of The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly said of Edwin Roy Hall — the man charged with murdering 18-year-old Kelsey Smith after abducting her from the parking lot of a Target store in Overland Park, Kansas: “[T]his guy who is charged has a child and a wife. You know, he’s like white-bread guy. And we’re all going, ‘What is that?’ ”

* On the August 16, 2006, edition of The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly argued extensively for “profiling of Muslims” at airports, arguing that detaining all “Muslims between the ages of 16 and 45″ for questioning “isn’t racial profiling,” but “criminal profiling.”

* During the April 12, 2006, broadcast of The Radio Factor, O’Reilly claimed that on the April 11 edition of The O’Reilly Factor, guest Charles Barron, a New York City councilman, had revealed the “hidden agenda” behind the current immigration debate, which, O’Reilly said, was “to wipe out ‘white privilege’ and to have the browning of America.” O’Reilly suggested that this “hidden agenda” included plans to let “people who live in the Caribbean, people who live in Africa and Asia … walk in and become citizens immediately.”

* In a February 27, 2006, conversation with a caller about the disproportionately few jobs and contracts that have gone to locals in the rebuilding of New Orleans, O’Reilly said: “[T]he homies, you know … I mean, they’re just not going to get the job.”
* On the September 13, 2005, broadcast of The Radio Factor, O’Reilly claimed that “many of the poor in New Orleans” did not evacuate the city before Hurricane Katrina because “[t]hey were drug-addicted” and “weren’t going to get turned off from their source.” O’Reilly added, “They were thugs.”

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Where all the ladies in the house?

Prompted by David Kenneth's posting the Rich Boy video with the beautiful Keri Hilson, I have decided to compile a list of The Top 10 Hottest Women In The Game. To compile this list, I consulted the Brain Trust (no homo), which in this case, is myself. This is not You Hype! Sike Nah...'s list, seeing as Mr. Kenneth will most assuredly be dismayed to discover that Amerie is not on my list. Nonetheless, he and all readers are fully encouraged to contribute their own lists of the The Top 10 Hottest Women In The Game.

Being as I'm left of center, some of these women may be unfamiliar to you. Still others may not even be attractive to you. But that's when you realize that you don't matter as much as me and my opinion. :-)

Now, without further ado, the list:

The Top 10 Hottest Women In The Game

10. Scary Spice

She's not so scary. And maybe Eddie Murphy has some heterosexual left in him after all. And yes, she made the list purely off this photo.

9. Julianne Moore

Yes, I picked a pasty white woman who's closing in on a half-century years old. You cot durn right I did. Seen Boogie Nights? Seen Children of Men? If you have and didn't find that pale, old, red-headed white woman sexy as you-know-what, ur gay.

8. Kerry Washington

The whole time I watched "I Think I Love My Wife," between the times I thanked God for downloading it and not paying to see it, I gawked at just how B-B-B-B-B-BAD Kerry Washington was. And "Last King of Scotland," where she was a sexy lil African. Oh and Ray, where she was a blind man's gorgeous lil girl-next-door wifey.

7. Jessica Alba

C'mon ppl. She's Jessica friggin Alba. It's so cliche, but cliche or not, she's the truth.

6. Santogold
Santowho? I know, you've never heard of her. Youtube + Myspace. Waste time. Expand your horizons. If you're in NYC, go to a show.

5. Paula Patton
Yes. I chose the least tasteful of all the possible pictures. But I feel as though this (and her love scene with Andre 3000 in Idlewild) provides the best explanation possible. Sue me.

4. Keri Hilson
Without her, there would be no list.

3. M.I.A.

Stab yourself in the eye with a pitchfork if you don't know her by now.

2. Lauren London

No brainer. Pun not intended.

1. Vashtie Kola
Yes, this pic makes her look as though I randomly facebook-stalked some chick, but she's actually big on the underground, a girl about town, with a very famous on-and-off-again boyfriend. Google. It won't be so anti-climactic of an ending for you.

The Top 10 Hottest Women In The Game. I'm sure I forgot a few noteworthy women. Mel B aka Scary Spice aka Eddie Murphy's baby mama is barely on the list, but I doubt that anyone else could get knocked off (Not even Julianne Moore). An honorable mention goes to Taral Hicks and the dark-skinned chick from Pharrell's "Frontin'" video. Were they still making waves, they'da been on the list.


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