Yesterday was a big day. One of my best friends celebrated being officially
cured from cancer as 3:40pm yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of his last
treatment. That's a dude I have a lot of respect for because to go through what
he did growing up and in college and to come out of it with a positive attitude
and sense of humor, that's really something to be admired. I was honored to
be a part of his celebration. Shout out to the realest motherfucker I know.
Contrary to some
reports, Ras Kass did not "put a price on Game's head." If you want
to read about what happened, just check the HipHopGame interview.
So Diddy and 50
called a truce. You know what I think the real issue is? I think they both want
to be where the other one is right now. Diddy has no rapping credibility and
50 has no party-throwing or MTV reality show credibility. I wouldn't be surprised
if 50's lobbying for his own Making Da Band-type show. Also, is Mase worth getting
in a fight over? Is any rapper for that matter worth getting into a fight over?
I love MySpace
for what it is, which is mainly an avenue for people to break the ice with members
of the opposite sex without having to actually ask or answer any questions.
It eliminates the entire need for human interaction, which makes it great for
weirdos to use to stare at women all day in their area that they would never
make eye contact with if they saw them at the Shop Rite or porno store, the
only two places they frequent.
But the funniest
thing about MySpace has got to be the fact that Diddy has his own MySpace account.
He actually has his Top 24, which changes, as well as mad comments. How can
you not love people leaving their MySpace links and telling Diddy to either
"have a great day" or that they just put their new song up on their
page and to check it out and leave feedback? It's not like Diddy probably had
any serious intentions of gaining friendships/relationships and networking when
he enlisted his manservants to create his MySpace account. The creation of his
MySpace account was merely to create another avenue to which he can ignore people
and lead ignorant rappers on. And note to Diddy's followers. Shouting out "Bad
Boy" on his comment sheet is not going to get you a deal or, more importantly,
a slot in his Top 24.
Elite was on Diddy's
Top 24 and recently got pulled. I actually asked Elite what happened but he
didn't respond. I'd be hurt too, but just the fact that he was on Diddy's Top
24 means that he should be on everyone else's Top 8, no questions asked. Maybe
he traded a beat for a week or something.
And how about 50
getting pulled over for driving with an expired permit and no insurance in an
unregistered vehicle? How does a man surrounded by police officers all day escape
from their watch into a car while having no license? DMX thinks that's a bad
I wonder if Nas
is mad about 50 jacking his album name for his mixtape. No matter how much you
may not like another rapper, jacking his album name seems like a foul move.
Record execs think that's a crooked move.
The story of the
week comes from Greeley, Colorado. No longer will Greeley be known only for
being the Broncos' training camp spot. Now it will also be known for Mitch Cozad.
Mitch Cozad is a backup punter for Northern Colorado who is being accused of
stabbing teammate and starting punter Rafael Mendoza in his kicking leg. First
off, when were punters supposed to care that much? I always thought they jogged
their laps, did their dances on the sidelines and kicked a couple balls before
the game. When were punters actually supposed to care about playing time? And
how much playing time is Cozad fighting for? Eight snaps a game? Chances are
since Cozad is a backup at Northern Colorado, he's not very good. I think it's
also safe to say he's not very smart. Who else would stab Rafael Mendoza in
his kicking leg? Someone from Texas State? The Northern Colorado Bears are winless
in their first two games. Head coach Scott Downing can not allow Cozad to play
in the Texas State game, as all of Cozad's possessions have been removed from
his dorm. If Northern Colorado knew what was good for them then they'd give
this dude a pardon and let him kick his brains out. Has any player in the Big
Sky ever shown that much heart and desire to play before? If this dude Cozad
gets out of jail, I'm definitely signing him to my record label.
Think about it what
if Young Dro had the kind of heart Cozad does? He wouldn't have had to wait
so long to come out. If Memph Bleek had half the heart of Cozad, he'd be a millionaire.
Wait, he is? Oh.
great story for you. One of the Detroit Lions coaches was caught by police driving
naked. Driving naked. How do you start the car thinking that's a good idea?
I know alcohol probably made the decision for the coach, but there's still got
to be some little voice in your head that doesn't let you start the car. Where
exactly can you go when you're driving naked? 7-11? I don't even think the squeaky-voiced,
acne-riddled teen behind the counter would let you get a Slurpee. The old person
who's supposed to greet you when you walk into Wal-Mart (but never does) would
say that dude is dressed a little innaproriately for the greatest store ever
invented. All the MySpace weirdos hanging out at the porn store would say driving
naked was crazy. Even Eddie Griffin was shocked somebody would have the balls
to drive naked.
And on another
note, how do you apologize to your wife for that one? I don't think the traditional
flowers and breakfast in bed is going to work on that one. And how do you explain
that one to your kids?
I'm not a Lions
fan, but I actually feel sorry for them now. What a bad, bad situation they
have up there. Is it too late for Barry and Scott Mitchell to come out of retirement?
And speaking of
kids, why does Flavor Flav wait until episode five (or whatever it is, I'm not
researching that ) to pull the "I have kids" card? Wouldn't you
think that would have come out before the start of the first episode last year?
"Gee, I really would love to live in a house with mildly retarded skanks,
but you know, I just can't. I'm worried what my kids will think of me."
Flav wasn't too worried what his kids thought when he let the pooping machine
hang around for an extra night or when he let Mike Tyson's sister sleep with
him, so why is he worried now? I think after seeing Flav with the Rocky chick
and Hoopz, his kids are pretty immune to being embarrassed by their daddy's
behavior. On one hand, I think it'd be pretty cool to be Flav's kid. Your dad
is known for being in a legendary rap group, he has his own TV show and he's
a big goofball. But on the other hand, albeit a much bigger hand, it's got to
be somewhat embarrassing when your father shows up to career day in a viking
hat and a wall clock draped around his neck and asks everyone to repeat his
name multiple times.
I'm playing fantasy
football for the first time this year. I have no idea how the scoring system
works or what the purpose is, but I do know my team, the TUBGIRLS, are 1-0.
I'm in a league with my boy DJ Truth and Art Beeswax from Good Hands Records
(Chief Kamachi, Juju Mob, Charon Don) and even if they beat me, I have this
forum to talk my shit on and I can blackball their artists at any time if they
beat me in a week. My biggest dilemma is actually deciding whether or not I
should cut Santana Moss and Chris Cooley merely for the fact that they're Redskins.
I hate the Redskins as much as I love the Giants, so I'm actually considering
dropping them. The problem is that they put up numbers. They're the Rick Rosses
of my roster. Yeah, they put up numbers and help me win, but is it really worth
You know what's
some funny shit? Rappers actually asked me if I could add them to their top
8. How much street credibility do you get being on my MySpace top 8? Everybody
on my top 8 is people I've ghostwritten for at one point or another.
So now that Papoose
is signed to Jive and Joell is signed to Aftermath, that pretty much means the
best rappers from this generation aren't homeless anymore. Now the big test
is going to see who drops first, Saigon, Papoose or Joell, and who's going to
have the best album. I think Saigon will have the hardest album, Papoose will
have the most widely appealing album meaning and I really have no idea what
a Joell/Dre album is going to sound like. I know it's not going to be wack,
but that's all I really know about the album. And I still don't know what's
up with the journal, so sorry to everyone who asked in the past couple of weeks.
As long as we're
talking about upcoming albums, is anyone more on the hot seat than Talib Kweli
right now? Blacksmith is over at Warner and he has Jean Grae. So far, it sounds
like his album is coming out pretty good from the "Listen" and the
Madlib track. However, if he flops on Warner I can't see him staying there.
And if Kweli has any problems, imagine how many more problems Jean Grae is going
to have. I think Kweli would be better at an indie where he could drop more
albums on a consistent basis. No matter how much money Warner has, two of their
latest releases have been Jamie Kennedy (who says he's been to the trap) and
Paris Hilton (who's been to the trap). Let's just hope his project doesn't get
going to have another album coming soon, possibly in November. There are reports
that it's titled Presidential Gala. Did Richard Simmons replace Russell at Def
Jam? Apparently having all the money in the world doesn't translate to having
a good album title. Let's hope Jay changes that title soon. And if that title
is true, Peedi should be extremely worried about the title Jay's going to come
up with for his debut album.
Does anyone else
think it's kind of wack that Jay goes to Entertainment Weekly for his interview
instead of a real hip-hop outlet? I'm not saying he has to go to HipHopGame,
but any place that primarily covers hip-hop would be a much better look than
the candy corn EW that squeezes Jay in between House and Lindsay Lohan.