I think we all owe the good folks at Pay-Per-View an extra $50 for that fight they showed this past weekend. And not because the fight was that good. What made the whole event worth the money were the post-fight interviews. Perhaps the best part of the whole night was when a groggy Floyd Sr. told everyone that Oscar should have won the fight. Keep in mind this was after he got booted out of his son’s camp. Jim Jones thinks that’s dramatic.
And how about Oscar smiling and giggling through his whole interview and then exclaiming at the end, “I love boxing!” Oscar, you’re a legend and everyone knows you’re a great guy, but please don’t ever, ever smile so much after a loss and please keep the giggles to a minimum of three if you must. I would love to hear a rapper lose to Tech in a battle, get off the stage and say into whatever street DVD is hot right now, “I love rapping!” with a big, toothy smile.
I guess the big news this week is Cam being “disciplined” by Jim Jones for getting hit by Tru Life. Who does Dipset really think they are anyway? How can you “suspend” the dude who made people care about Dipset? I don’t remember anyone rewinding Jim Jones’ verses on the first Diplomat mixtapes. And isn’t Jim suspending Cam kind of like the pot calling the kettle black? Jim Jones still hasn’t responded to Tru Life’s allegations that he wakes his mom up in the middle of the night to make him peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But whatever. There are so many better things to talk about, aren’t there? There are, right? I sure hope so.
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Jadakiss and his rapping buddies were recently banned from performing at a charity basketball game out of fear that his presence alone could “lead to violence.” Remember the good ol’ days when you were more concerned that when you saw Jada and his crew in public their presence would lead everyone to wearing shiny suits?
Akon may have made the realest song of 2007 when he whined, “Don’t nobody want to see us together.” You’re right, Akon. Nobody does want to see you simulating sex with a 14 year-old on stage. Just because you’re an essential cameo on any major label album does not mean you need to grind up on 8th-graders. Obviously Verizon didn’t care that Nate Dogg 2007 didn’t know he was dry humping a little kid as they smacked him out of their building.
Quick question for Akon – you already have three wives, which means three times the problems normal guys have. How do you find the time to grind on others without making at least one of the three wives mad? I don’t know how dude does it.
And it was very good of him to apologize the other day. Too bad it only took about a month for the apology to come back? Was he waiting to see the official birth certificate? Because if she was 15 or 16, it would have made it right, right? Probably what happened is another company threatened to drop Akon and his signature whine. Like I’ve said before, people only apologize when they absolutely have to, and that’s not until public opinion turns against them. How sincere can that apology be? Thanks, Akon, for nothing.
How’s this for a marketing campaign? Rapper Hot Dollar is going to give away dollars on the subway. Get it? His name is Hot Dollar so he’s going to be giving away dollars on the subway. What’s great is the news piece says he’s going to “give away real single dollar bills.” Real? Really? You mean dude isn’t just going to bust open a bunch of Monopoly games and walk around handing out gold $500 bills? What would happen if dude’s name was Hot Tea or Hot Scorpion?
Anyway, if they really wanted the campaign to be real, he should hand out dollar bills after lighting them on fire. After all, your name isn’t Room Temperature Dollar.
Mekhi Phifer allegedly sent a dude to the ER room after cracking a bottle over his head. Where is B.Rabbit and Cheddar Bob when you really need them?
Apparently Michael Vick keeps some very loyal friends around. Some “unnamed sources” are going to the papers talking about how he has an “affinity” for dog fighting and the whole dog fighting culture. Someone must have gotten taken off scholarship. First off, I didn’t even know there was a dog fighting culture. Since when did buying dogs, getting loaded, building a fence, getting loaded, starving the dogs, getting loaded, making the dogs fight and getting loaded again become a culture? I took an anthropology class once and the professor liked to make a big deal about talking about “what is culture?” and “how do we define culture?” Obviously there has to be some exception to this rule of culture. What’s next, are you going to tell me wearing sunglasses indoors and t-shirts with sequins is a culture? Bruno thinks that’s grrreaaaatttt.
This whole thing with Ron Mexico really baffles me. If you have all that money, how are you so entertained by such a base activity? You could fly around the world and basically do whatever you want whenever you want, and you choose to buy dogs and have them fight each other? There has to be a better way to spend your money. The two big things No. 7 is known for off the field is spreading herpes and killing dogs. Very nice. How can I apply to be his publicist? There’s not too much damage control there. But wait, Vick is pretty good on Madden. That’s got to count for something.
Ghostface and Chamillionaire are both going to stop cursing on their new albums. Personally, I think that’s a great move. Call it what you want, but how lame is it when artists leak “clean” versions of their albums and then say, “I want you to hear it so you know it’s good, but you have to go to the store to get the real version.” The “real” version. If you are past the age of 15 and you would rather hear curse words than actual mic skills, then you are a loser. I’m not saying MCs should never curse, but a lot of times I think artists lose focus on what’s really important on an album in pursuit of shock value. And just because you’re a grown man and can say bad words on an album, it does not make you tough. Everyone goes through a cursing phase in their life. It’s just that most don’t go through it when they’re past the age of 15.
The Source is reportedly going to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. They’re claiming that they’re still recovering from the “dishonest business practices and negative publicity from the pervious management.” They’ve also apparently lost a lot of advertisers. The question I have is when is the Source going to stop blaming Benzino and Dave Mays for everything that’s wrong with them? Dave Mays and Benzino didn’t put outdated pictures on the cover for their prison issue. If you look at the Cassidy picture from that cover, it’s the same one that was used in the HHG Cassidy interview from almost four years ago. The Royce picture is old too. The real question I have is when was the last time the Source was really run the way it should be, with current interviews, current reviews and memorable covers?
Props to Littles for clearing up the snitching debate in his latest journal. If you haven’t read that yet, I definitely suggest that you do.