Archive for February, 2009

UPDATE: Pu~ = The New FAIL

February 27, 2009

I just had a conversation with the homie Dallas about PIYUSH being the new FAIL. Dude suggested that the reason FAIL works so well is because in reading it, it’s so short, only four letters, and because PIYUSH has six letters, it might be better if it were shorthened to PU~!. I’m still laughing at how, when you look at it, PU~ looks like it sounds like PIYUSH!!! Ah man, this shit is so funny. I’m still open to your suggestions, but for now, epic PU~!!!!! is offical.

Lol!

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UPDATE: Pu~ = The New FAIL

February 27, 2009

I just had a conversation with the homie Dallas about PIYUSH being the new FAIL. Dude suggested that the reason FAIL works so well is because in reading it, it’s so short, only four letters, and because PIYUSH has six letters, it might be better if it were shorthened to PU~!. I’m still laughing at how, when you look at it, PU~ looks like it sounds like PIYUSH!!! Ah man, this shit is so funny. I’m still open to your suggestions, but for now, epic PU~!!!!! is offical.

Lol!

Hindudes Stay Losing

February 27, 2009

Thanks to Byron Crawford for pointing out how Chris Matthews absolutely detests Louisiana Governor Piyush “Bobby” Jindal. In reporting on Piyush’s response to President Obama’s speech this past Tuesday, Matthews lets fly out an “Oh God” in response to Piyush at the ten second mark. Hillarious shit, especially when you replay the clip and see how incredibly goofy Piyush’s walk is. Looks like homie just stepped out the stock room from the back of your local 7-11, happy in that he’s about to fuck up your high by announcing that they completely ran out of Mountain Dew. And chips.

Further props to Barack’s Alter Ego for pushing the Jindal = Fail initiative. BAE is moving to replace the term FAIL with JINDAL. I’m with that. Or replacing FAIL with PIYUSH. I like Piyush better, maybe because the name is so much more ethnic and is so spot on in how it sounds unmistakenly like a Hindude’s name.

As BAE eloquently points out, how effin bad must it be for Hindudes the world over to have wake up on a high on Monday morning , what with all the Sunday “Slumdog Millionaire” Oscars sweep, only to have that shit come violently crashing down because of Jindal’s speech the following night. I’m surprised the Indian community hasn’t yet declared Jihad against the good Governor. Epic PIYUSH!

I’m so with this. I mean, we changed the world once with the “No Homo” to “Nullus” back to “Pause” to “[||]” movement, didn’t we? Everyone who’s anyone is using [||] like that shit is going outta style. Let me know what you think, are you with this? And if so, what has the better ring to it, epic JINDAL or epic PIYUSH?

Why?

February 25, 2009

I’m just asking.

Watchmen Alert

February 25, 2009
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I know a lot of ya’ll just ain’t into this geek, comic booky shit, but really, after viewing this clip, are you not yet entertained?

My Favorite Rap Video EVER!

February 24, 2009

Summer ’88. White kid named Patrick Moxey used to throw these moving parties called “Pay Day” featuring live performances by the hottest acts of the day, acts like Rob Base, De la Soul and what not. Shits would be at different locations throughout the city. Hottest parties around, bar none and word bond. Joints was so hot, your favorite rappers’ favorite rappers would be posted up in the joint, and casual like. Stetsasonic, I seen them at the bar, Jungle Brothers, up in the back puffin L’s with Slick Rick and Kane, Just-Ice, by the speakers signing autographs. Anyway’s this one night when Pay Day was running in this huge ass school auditorium in the Lower East Side, me and my Brooklyn set hopped the turnstiles to catch scheduled performances by this group The ’40 Busters who had a single “I Drink Old Gold” parodying Eric B. and Rakim’s monster hit “I Know You Got Soul”, as well as this other group The Dismasters who was scorching the tri-state area with a local heatrock called “Small Time Hustler”.

Anyways, the 40 Busters had just finished their set, dj was spinning, chicks was grinding on the God, blunt fog clouds was hanging right over our heads when suddenly, the music stops, the lights cut off and everyone was like wtf? Then, like on cue, this HUGE hanging movie screen starts dropping from the ceiling all slow and shit and NO ONE knows wtf is going on. Since Hip Hop was crazy new and mad unpredictable, the anticipation is unbearable as to what was taking place, but we all knew that shit was gonna be dope, HAD to be dope, or someone would have to leave the joint all bloodied and buck fiftied up. Shit was primal like that back during them days. Kniccas mos def had to come correct. Then, the movie projector sparks up and like a slow rumbling earthquake the sound starts pumping mad truck like through the speakers and for the first time in our young effin lives, everyone in the joint is mesmerized as we all watch in awe, the video for Boogie Down Productions’ “My Philosophy” in it’s fucking entirety, KRS-One in front of the Suzuki, speaking to us all in acapella. Please understand, this wasn’t just us seeing the video for the first time, it was the very first time we all got to HEAR the song. By the time the video ends, the entire crowd, black, white, Asian, Martian, dudes, chicks goes freaking
B-U-C-K-W-I-L-D! That night, the Dismasters had an incredibly hard act to follow.

Patrick went on to start a label by the same Pay Day name. We even did a deal back in ’95, where he signed one of my clients, a young Jay-Z for like a mere $25,000. Then he went on to drop Jay from his Pay Day label like four months later. I can’t call it, but, I’m sayin’.

Directed by my dude Fab Five Freddy, the “My Philosophy” video will ALWAYS be my favorite hip hop video of all time. The production was crazy, catching KRS One in his prime, the song being one of BDP’s BEST and the set up as to how and when I saw and heard it for the first time will forever be planted firmly in my noodle.

So CJ is asking you, what’s your favorite hip hop video of all time and why?

Drake: "So Far Gone" Mixtape

February 24, 2009

Back in 2007, my boy Eric Sutton kept telling me about this kid he and his brother T-Slack of Bigger Picture Entertainment Management were repping named Drake. Eric used to work at the now defunct Loud Record during Mobb Deep and the Wu’s heyday. Eric eventually worked at my law firm and then we both went on to work at MTV. Anyways, Eric kept calling me like every other day about how this kid Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham) was really the next shit. He’d call me telling me how Sylvia Rhone, President of Universal Records’ Motown wanted to sign Drake but flaked. Then he told me how he and his brother introduced Drake to Lil’ Wayne and how he did a song with Trey Songs. I remember Eric telling me how dude was not only a crazy emcee/ rapper, but was also a dope singer, Canadian and an actor who starred in the Canadian teen drama televison series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, and who also happened to be down with the teen pop band The Jonas Brother as well. Uhm, a Canadian actor/sanga turnt rapper down with the Jonas Brothers and Lil Weezy? Fukouttahere! Not dissing Eric, but I’d go through the motion of listening to bits and pieces, then kept it all the way moving.

Last week, Drake dropped his latest mixtape, “So Far Gone”. I once again went through the motion of downloading it, but really didn’t get a chance to dig into it [||] until this weekend. YO! You need to cop this shit NOW or go out to your barn and kill yourself painfully with some gardening tools. This kid is the perfect blend of new school hipster hip hop (notice I didn’t say rap) with that crazy gully lyrical wordplay shit that kniccas from New York in the ’90’s used to jones for.

Oh, did I mention how this kid even gets emo in this? This is the effin “album” Kanye clumsily tried to drop with that “808’s” bullshit, only Drake sings way better and bares his soul much nicer (Sorry Dallas). And he ain’t even on no heartbreak tip yet. Unlike “808’s”, Drake manages to serve up a healthy portion of emceeing. He also murdalizes Kanye’s “Say You Will” track. MURDALIZES! I would love to hear this kid when someone actually does break his heart, for reals.

Because Lil’ Wayne endorsed Drake, there are a couple of tracks featuring Young Money. Those that know me know I don’t eff’s with Weezy that tough, but “So Far Gone” is one of those joints where Weezy really brings some of his “A” game material, so much so that I’m actually feeling his features on this. Yeah, I said it.

I just glimpsed somewhere that Drake mentions that his album (he’s signed to Interscope Records) will not sound anything like this mixtape. Bummers. But if he brings a quarter of what he dropped here, this kid has the future on lock!

Drake’s “So Far Gone” is the hottest mixtape out. Cop that shit while you can. This is an official Combat Jack co-sign.

No Stanery though.

download courtesy of Drizzy’s own blog: October’s Very Own

Like, Totally Awesome Cam!!!

February 24, 2009

Pretty lol!

Oscars Fail?

February 22, 2009

Zoom in to see your favorite actor’s favorite actor.

UPDATE: So the leak was either a fake or the Academy hustled to tighten their shit up but good by scrambling winners around.

Why Wasn’t I Invited?

February 21, 2009

Most definitely sounds like good times.