Sunday, December 30, 2007

Question For You

Would you rather have 10 Honda Civics or 1 Maybach?

As you think about your answer, I'll tell you that Lil' Wayne has another mixtape out.

Now go watch the Roc Boys video and dream about being rich.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

I'm Out of Town

I'm in Jacksonville. Maybe I'll find out where Uneek is. See you guys when I get back. Many pictures.

Cue Cube

Half way home, and my pager still blowin' up.

Today was pretty fun. First I wake up to the news that somebody can cover my Monday shift, so I'm in LA for at least two more days. So I got out of bed, showered, and drove down to Undefeated for ...The suede is just so smooth.

Next, I went to the Undefeated sale store, then Buffalo Exchange. I came away with ...


8 shirts, 3 shorts for right around $60. (yes, that is a smiley face smokin', while wearing a hat.)

So I went from Undefeated to my Grandparents house out in Riverside.
I chopped it up with them for a little while, then headed back to the city. (I always wanted to say that, maybe I should move to New York)

Back in LA, I caught up with my Godparents for some ribs

Dad & Godfather ... WE EAATTTINNN'

Now I'm chillin' on the couch. I have the itis from all those ribs, and I just finished watching the Patriots game, and now I'm watching Arizona. Does Nic Wise have on OG XIIs?

Sidenote: LOL @ my dad saying "does the point guard have on, what are those, the elevens?"
Yes, my Pops knows his Jordans.

Sidenote #2: Yes, those are OG XIIs.


Thursday, December 27, 2007

Nigga?

Ok, I'm not about to go into some long dissertation about why no one should use the word. I'm not stupid enough to think that I could get black people to stop saying it, and I could kinda, sorta buy the whole turning it into a positive word thing.

That said, if you aren't black, then don't say it. I don't care if you're Mexican, or Japanese, or whatever.

Maybe we are all the same to "the man" but that doesn't matter.

NIGGER - black people were called that. At some point in time, black people started calling each other NIGGA as sort of a mockery.

If you aren't at least 50% black, then don't say nigga.

If you do say nigga, then please understand the meaning of it and why it's acceptable for you to say. For example: "What's up my nigga" may be acceptable, because it might be considered uplifting to some people. "Damn nigga, those is some fresh Js u got on." No.

Edit: Yes, I know, kinda confusing. Bottom line. I've seen too many non-black people say "nigga" like it's nothing. Just because you're a minority doesn't mean you're black. That whole quarter-millenium of slavery kinda sets us apart.

"My Raps Ignite The People Like Obama"

Sean Taylor

I've never been a fan of mourning. I've always been a fan of celebrating the things that people have done. You have your grief/disbelief period, but after that, it's time to live your life in the memory of that person.

Ray Lewis says it best.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Santa is black.

Jesus too.

Monday, December 24, 2007

She was a knockout...

...like a Roy Jones fight.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Myspace


Coming soon...

Friday, December 21, 2007

I like Paintings

These guys paint slow, but it looks fast. Shout out to whoever made the background music.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

"Even Made Freeway say ...

'put on the beat'"

Jay x Nas

So, I'm thinking that Shawn and Nasir are a good match. Long history, great skill level, etc. You may notice that Patrick picked these two as part of our new layout, and I like it, which means YOU had better like it. I figured there was reasoning behind his decision to use these two, and I think his reasoning is pretty clear. For all the slow kids in class, I'll explain.

Patrick = Nas

Me = Jay-Z

It's so straightforward. Me, the wisecracking, clever, pompous windbag that I am, and Patrick, the calm, introspective, book reading type guy that he is.

Now that that's over with, I'm gonna go paint Beyonce's toes again...

I Need Your Help

So, Jay-Z is my favorite rapper, and for the longest time iTunes hasn't had any Hov songs available for iPhone ringtones. I went the music store to get "Paris, Tokyo" in case a homie wants to go to France or something, and I figured I'd put Jay-Z in the search bar and see what comes up.

To my amazement:4 Shawn Carter songs off of Reasonable Doubt.

I'm not getting into the whole - Dame Dash having the rights to the album and doing something everybody knows Young Hov wouldn't want - thing, because in reality, Dame's gotta feed his kids (c) Latrell Sprewell, and he ain't 'bout to step in the booth.

So, here's where your help comes in.

Can't Knock The Hustle
Brooklyn's Finest
Dead Presidents II
Feelin' It

Which one do I pick, don't say all 4

Take Your Pick Vol. New Layout!


So blogger got a little confused with itself, forcing me to whip out the good ol' html knowledge.

I decided to change it up a little bit. Tell me if you like it.

And since we're here.

Success

or

Black Republican

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Real Women

UGK & Talib Kweli (Feat. Raheem DeVaughn)

"If you got a down woman witcha keepin' it true
Don't try to hate, appreciate her for the things that she do
This dedicated to the dedicated ladies that stand up
If you keep it real wit your man, then put your hand up, c'mon"

Lesson learned over the past few days: A lot of men don't treat women with respect, and they end up getting themselves into situations they don't need to be in.

Rules for you -
1. Simple manners, please. If you can't open up a door for ANY woman you encounter than you aren't a real man.
2. Honesty. Simply, don't lie or even stretch the truth.
3. Respect. Always respect women, showing disrespect is cowardly.

And for the ladies reading this who think that they deserve a real man, but can't seem to find anymore -- Look at yourself in the mirror.

I know it's not what you want to hear, but good men don't find themselves with dumb girls.

Oh, and the "There aren't enough good men for all of us" argument as to why you consistently find yourself with losers is ripe for one of those "Well if Johnny jumped off a bridge would you ... ?" replies.

*thanks mom & pop for showing me how to act right*

Monday, December 17, 2007

Heavy Rotation

Lupe Fiasco - The Cool

Kid Sister

Flosstradamus

The Cool Kids

Chromeo

Kenna

Girl Talk

Hugh Augustine

If you notice anything about these artists, you might take note of the fact that four of them are from Chicago. Chicago is blowing up right now. Don't sleep.

Merry Christmas

Bah, HUMBUG!

What A White Dude

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Heroes



By Now you guys know I'm a little bit of a nerd. If you don't know that by now, you're right, I'm really cool. However... I only watch one TV show. It's on NBC, and it's the best show I've ever watched. Season 2 ended a couple weeks ago, and I have to say I was somewhat disappointed. Characters died, and it ended too abruptly. If I had it my way, the season would last all year, but we can't all get what we want. Just check the show out ok? Also, the Season 1 DVD could make its way into my hands if you love me... you DO love me, right?

Saturday, December 15, 2007

On The Diamonds Remix ...

That's baller as fuck, by the way.

I swore I spazzed.

So Dante & I were having one of them hip-hop conversations, and I hit him with a stinger ...

"What's Jay's best verse"

He came back with verse 2 on D'Evils, which is a solid choice.

I replied that it's probably something random like the Diamonds Remix or something he guest appeared on. Then we simultaneously thought aloud - How does Jay kill EVERY guest appearance.

All of this thought came from hearing Upgrade U for the first time in a while, hence the pic.

BET

Ok. Yes, I'm analyzing this way too much.

Preface - over.

So my mom asks me if I saw the Hell Date when ...

I stopped her immediately and said, "I don't watch BET, it's pure foolishness."
She got a little bit upset, and wondered why. I let her know that because BET is the only black channel around, they should have an obligation to maybe even try to uplift black culture. But in reality, they do the opposite, and it's not like they're making that much money doing it.

I don't really mind BET that much. I mean, sure they don't really have original programming. And sure, they play a bunch of garbage videos.

The thing that bothers me is that it's BLACK Entertainment Television. If it was "BullshitRapVideo TV" I wouldn't care. But because they name seemingly represents all black people. And it doesn't. Maybe I'm just rambling, and it seems like I'm always on this topic, but something about Black Entertainment Television as a name, combined with the program makes me think that less educated white folks may think to themselves, "A Ha, we give them niggers their on channel and all they do is pour champagne on their women"

Rant - over.

Friday, December 14, 2007

So, I Need Your Help Guys...

Facebook is making me laugh right now. But my room mate asked me to do this soo...

Get Free Condoms on Facebook

Unleashing My Inner Nerd

You may know my exterior. Dressed superb, admired by ... well actually nobody's really trying to 4-5 me up.

But, I digress (c) Stephen Ceasar.

For my 17th birthday, in October of 2005, I was given an iBook G4. the 14" joint. At the time, it was equivalent to what the black Macbook is now, minus the sexyness of the black one. It had a huge ram, decent hard drive space, and it was 14" so it was the biggest iBook around. I was so excited, and because I got my "college laptop" before everyone else, I was slightly more popular than everyone else for a short time.

Then came the Macbooks in January of 2006, and I was suddenly late. Many of folks asking me, "Hey why can't I take fun pictures on yours." Yes, I was salty, word to the ramen I just ate. Beyond the built-in iSight camera, the Intel processor that let you run Windows on a Mac is something computers didn't do. Two operating systems running at the same time. Naaahhhh. Well, actually yes.

So, 6000 songs on my iTunes later, 3 semesters worth of papers and assignments, and a whole lot of other junk, my hard drive is full, my ram has slowed down, and I figured a new computer would be nice to have. So I went on apple.com, made myself a black Macbook, with a huge HD, and a bunch of ram. Hell, I even threw in a cinema display. I saw a price upwards of 2 grand. Then I went to bankofamerica.com, and
quickly realized that I needed to step back and moisturize my situation.

Then, the last straw. Danielle looked at me and said, "Geeez, how old is this thing."

I had heard a few rumors of an extra sleek Macbook with flash memory, sort of like how last year at this time I was really interested in all of the rumors about some phone that could be fully touchscreen and all these people near Cupertino who saw Apple employees holding some small PDA looking thing with no buttons.

Basically I wrote all of this to tell you that Steve Jobs is probably going to announce a new Macbook at MacWorld San Francisco this January. So don't get one for Christmas. It's gonna be slim, It's gonna be small, and you're gonna want it.

As for me, consider the money set aside.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Random Pics From My LIfe Vol. 2

studying? riiiight
party? yes
<>
yes, our parties are always this dope
random?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Finals?




Done ...

This is What I Want For Xmas

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Snoop is a fool...

...clearly

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Word To 8th Grade

Coolest...


Nigga what?

Lupe is probably gonna bust you in the face in a couple weeks. Sign up for your rhinoplasty appointment now.

I been rockin to pro nails.

cause she got her toes done up with her fingernails matching... it's the flickiest, cause i'm jookin all over the place.

Monday, December 3, 2007

I am getting ready for Martin Luther King Jr. Night

My school has this culture show every year. This is one of the dances the girls did last year.

I Thought Jordans And A Gold Chain

Was Livin' It Up

Meet the Robinsons

Go watch it now. It's probably one of the dumbest movies i've seen in my life. That being said, it's also made me laugh thoroughly.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Oh, girl your taste is...


sweet like morning dew
i would go crazy girl
if i couldn't have none of you
i said you're from jamaica
straight outta my mercedes trunk
you make me wanna roll you up
and then you make my body slump

Thursday, November 29, 2007

This Is The Worst Thing That Could Happen

Ever.
I'm crushed.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Beat

So I just got home from a long day of class and work. I have two classes tomorrow. I have to do a 3 minute oral presentation in Spanish about the Cuban/US trade embargo and I have a bunch to bring for my poetry class. It's gonna be another long night (see: post below).

That said, I have a work meeting in a little less than 2 hours, and I'm blogging and playing videogames right now.

Somebody call me, aim me (Allure288 or pdotmac1) or write on my wall.

and here's a random picture of me just because I'm bored.

somebody make a .gif please

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Dead Week

I'm sitting here, and I'm supposed to be doing something productive with my life, but of course instead of that... I'm blogging. I'm in class, and although I like this class, it's just not very interesting to me right now. I need to know this information due to the fact that it's going to be on our final, but seemingly I don't care. My day is going to be very busy from this point forward, and I'm kind of not looking forward to it. I have meetings, and capoeira practice, as well as homework and a group project to work on. I'm the head of a club, which means I'm kind of in charge of coordinating the members of the executive board as well as the members of the club on the whole. It's kind of difficult to juggle all of these activities, but that's why I'm in college.

This week is called "Dead Week", which is supposed to mean that students have no homework, but I have more homework than I have had all quarter. There's something wrong with that, I'm sure.

I'd rather be doing something more interesting. This could even be, say, reading something I'd like to read. Alright... I'm done ranting, back to work.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thankful

I'm thankful for:

my family, my friends, my ...

too easy.

All of us are thankful for the things we have, and the people that surround us. Well, most of us are thankful for those things.

I'd like to take a moment to be thankful for the institution of Thanksgiving. I've come to realize that Christmas and most other holidays are commercially driven. Now that I'm in college I appreciate this short break as a time for me and all of my friends from high school to get together and reminisce.

alumni game

Chillin'

down fairfax
hall of fame
u mad?
american apparel?
melrose
scoe's
chicken
mo' scoe's
olympic VI.
the hundreds. cheese

Monday, November 19, 2007

Patrick isn't that funny...

...but it was a good attempt, wasn't it, folks? Let's clap it up for an angry rant! Penis, lol.



And the winner is Ham. Word to Jay's new album.

I like to say the word penis...

no homo. It makes people laugh. PENIS. see?

Want to see a picture of a penis? Didn't think so.

Know what else is funny? The word "vagina". Say it out loud. I bet you laughed.

It's Just My Thoughts Vol. 2

I'm sitting in my bed, typing up this little thing we call a blog post.
I think I'm just going to share with you some of my random thoughts.

1. Why do black men wear du-rags out of the house. Tell me why (no Nick Carter). It's not a good look at all. You look like a fool. I might be able to understand if you had 360 waves, and the one hispanic dude at the barbershop cut your ish against the grain and you were looking more like 90 degrees (yes, I'm mad) and you were trying to get them back. But, if you don't have waves, and can't get them, then why the du-rag?

2. No homo. I first said this maybe freshman year of high school. I got it from Niketalk. Somehow Lil' Wayne came and started saying it all the time, now people who are on his jock say it all the time. However, it gets misused terribly. For example, I was told, "Pat, that's a nice shirt, no homo." How is complimenting my shirt homo? I mean, I am a well dressed man. The fact that you realize that as well makes you smart, not homo.

3. I know way too much about fashion (yes hetero). For example: want to know how to get honeycombs and whiskers in your japanese denim? or, want to know how to tie a double windsor knot in your tie? This brings me to another thought. Just because you are in college, doesn't mean that you are free from ironing clothes. Wearing a wrinkled shirt is a bad look dunny.

4. I find it funny to speak like I'm Cam's character in "Paid In Full." What's really hood b?

A Little Something I Jotted Down

If only I could paint
I'd paint you the most interesting picture
picture BIG, Jay and Nas in the studio
the standards present
smoke rising
beat knocking
heads nodding
so I stepped into the booth
nothing in my hands
Premo gave me the signal
then the beat dropped
I was waiting to go in
but I couldn't find a style
Big's storytelling?
Jay's swagger?
Nas' lyricism?
can I combine all 3?
taking a trip down memory lane
trying to live with my regrets

Too bad it was all a dream.

English 209 - Intro To Writing Poetry. haha.

Ye On His Mom



I know I speak for Ham on this one too:

I don't know how I would live with the death of my mom, especially the way it happened to Kanye. To do it in such a public way, and to handle it such a great way. I have gained so much respect for Kanye West.

"That cocky son of a ... "
"That arrogant muhhff ..."

Nah. Ye is a real dude.
Much respect.

When Girl's See Me Out









They be like "Oooh, where my camera at."

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