Thursday, January 31, 2008

I'm Sick

And school is whack. Period.

Fired Up?



I haven't actually watched this video yet. I'm in class, and my computer is on mute. I'm posting it so I remember to watch it. haha.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Contest

So, now there is a Facebook group. Join it.

On to the contest.

Advertise Get Your Own, sorta like this:


or
(note: if you want a shirt go to http://cafepress.com/getyo)

So, ladies. Advertise us, and win a date with one of us.

Chivalry is not dead, it just put on comfortable shoes (c) Nerdy Mcfly

And, it's time for us to show you. So, get to getting your own.

Post the pictures on our Myspace

Note: if you really wanna like say, paint Get Your Own over your titties we'd love that.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Q & A: Jessica



Today I spoke with a friend of mine by the name of Jessica. Jessica is a real cool chick, and we had a really good heart to heart. She's holding down the Stl, at WashU. Here's what we talked about.


Hamilton: what are you doing with your life?
Jessica: what do you mean?
H: Do you know yet?
J: Like after i graduate? Or in general?
H: Both
J: After i graduate, i'll probably take a year off and figure out if i'm doing grad school/not. Probably intern around, but i'd ultimately like to work in film/television with sound/music
H: Are you doing anything related to that now?
J: Yeah, I'm majoring in film and I'm taking film score/relevant music classes

H: What got you into film?
J: I don't know. When I listen to music I usually only like it if I can associate it with an image in my head. I think that's why a lot of my music is from soundtracks.

H: That's really cool. What makes you visualize a song?
J: Do you mean, what is it about the song that makes me imagine something?
H: Yeah
J: There has to be a certain level of complexity to it i guess, the way the artist layers the music. But sometimes it can be as simple as the way someone's voice sounds. I attach moods to music, so in my head it's whatever the song makes me feel, or how it would look if i listened to the song in a perfect world.

H: So, what then, would you say, is your ideal job?
J: i guess a music supervisor. But then, I feel like it's backwards from what I actually do, because that's adding music after the fact. But it seems like I could maybe do that, too. So maybe I would have to be involved throughout the whole process, like the director or someone. [It's] like, in Sofia Coppola's movies the music is always perfect for each scene. It's surreal. But i'm also writing more, so maybe screenwriting. But then, I may lose creative control, so I guess not.

H: What would you say your personal music style is?
J: I guess I like more of music you can just listen to.
H: "Just listen to"?
J: It's not important to me to be able to dance to something. I want to be able to sit and enjoy what's being said [or] what i'm feeling.
H: So you prefer lyrics to instrumentation?
J: No. Because I love classical music too. I need both. I can appreciate instrumentation, but it's not important to me to be able to like, choreograph a dance to a song or something.

You guys are going to have to watch out for this one, she's definitely going to be getting her OWN. Her musical taste, I must say, is very good(not that I didn't help), and I would support any movie/TV show she will be involved in.

My Favorite Verse



It's important, we communicate
and tune the fate of this union, to the right pitch
I never call you my bitch or even my boo
There's so much in a name and so much more in you
Few understand the union of woman and man
And sex and a tingle is where they assume that it land
But that's fly by night for you and the sky I write
For in these cold Chi night's moon, you my light
If heaven had a height, you would be that tall
Ghetto to coffee shop, through you I see that all
Let's stick to understandin and we won't fall
For better or worse times, I hope to me you call
So I pray everyday more than anything
friends will stay as we begin to lay
this foundation for a family - love ain't simple
Why can't it be anything worth having you work at annually
Granted we known each other for some time
It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine

My Favorite Verse

Yo, I'm sure that everbody out listenin agree
That everything you see ain't really how it be
A lot of jokers out runnin in place, chasin the style
Be a lot goin on beneath the empty smile
Most cats in my area be lovin the hysteria
Synthesized surface conceals the interior
America, land of opportunity, mirages and camoflauges
More than usually -- speakin loudly, sayin nothin
You confusin me, you losin me
Your game is twisted, want me enlisted -- in your usary
Foolishly, most men join the ranks cluelessly
Buffoonishly accept the deception, believe the perception
Reflection rarely seen across the surface of the lookin glass
Walkin the street, wonderin who they be lookin past
Lookin gassed with them imported designer shades on
Stars shine bright, but the light -- rarely stays on
Same song, just remixed, different arrangement
Put you on a yacht but they won't call it a slaveship
Strangeness, you don't control this, you barely hold this
Screamin brand new, when they just sanitized the old shit
Suppose it's, just another clever Jedi mind trick
That they been runnin across stars through all the time with
I find it's distressin, there's never no in-between
We either niggaz or Kings
We either bitches or Queens
The deadly ritual seems immersed, in the perverse
Full of short attention spans, short tempers, and short skirts
Long barrel automatics released in short bursts
The length of black life is treated with short worth
Get yours first, them other niggaz secondary
That type of illin that be fillin up the cemetary
This life is temporary but the soul is eternal
Separate the real from the lie, let me learn you
Not strong, only aggressive, cause the power ain't directed
That's why, we are subjected to the will of the oppressive
Not free, we only licensed
Not live, we just excitin
Cause the captors.. own the masters.. to what we writin
Not compassionate, only polite, we well trained
Our sincerity's rehearsed in stage, it's just a game
Not good, but well behaved cause the ca-me-ra survey
most of the things that we think, do, or say
We chasin after death just to call ourselves brave
But everyday, next man meet with the grave
I give a damn if any fan recall my legacy
I'm tryin to live life in the sight of God's memory
Like that y'all

Monday, January 28, 2008

Q & A: Lauren



So I had a sit-down, well I mean a series of IMs and messages from ATL to AZ, with Lauren about fashion, and I wanted to share it with all of you.

She's the writer of the blog I'm On The List.
Go read it.

I know what you're saying. "Why would I want to hear this girl rant about Project Runway and ANTM."

Well, if you're like me, and plan on having women in the future, and not "girls" then you're going to need to know just a little big about womens fashion. In short, your wife bragging to her friends about getting some Christian Louboutins while all of her friends got another set of pots and pans will get you much needed brownie points, especially when you want to have some guys over to watch the game and drink, errr, lemonade.

Well, without further delay, Lauren.

Patrick: Describe your personal style.

Lauren: Coming to Spelman College, I wore a lot of hoodies and dunks, but recently I've left the dunks behind and opt for a more sophisticated look with funky/urban jewelery to balance it out. I feel I will be taken more seriously and looked upon highly when I do.

P: What influences your personal style?

L: I dress for who I want to be and what I see most of the upperclassmen wearing around campus. sometimes I open Teen Vogue (I have a library full of them in my dorm room) and make outfits out of what I see.

P: Do you feel compelled to have a 'different' style than most people?

L: Not at all. I feel that a lot of people who think they're dressing "different" from the crowd, often become the majority. Most of those looks end up getting played out. I read a book by Tim Gunn in which he discusses how you have to take a look and make it your own (sorry I had to bold that - Patrick). For example, the little black dress has been around forever... find some jewelery no one has and you instantaneously make it something "different."

P: What process do you go through when you design something? How do you take an image in your head and make it real?

L: I often take something simple and add to it as I go. I'm never in a hurry to finish something. when I come up with a brilliant idea, I may add it to something I had been working on 6 months before that.

P: If you had to pick one item of clothing that you had to wear everyday what would it be?

L: Jean. It is one of the only items in existence that can be dressed up or dressed down. One of the most recent episodes of Project Runway was about taking jeans and making a new outfit out of them. My favorite was a dress made by Sweet Pea. She took different color jeans and made a dress that could be worn to class or to a party.

P: What's your biggest fashion pet peeve?

L: People THINKING their looks are unique, but you can find 15 people in the next five minutes wearing the same thing.

The thing I love most about what Lauren is saying is that she does what she wants regardless. I don't think there's anything wrong with wearing what everyone else is wearing as long as you like it and feel comfortable. That said, don't jack Lauren's personal style;

get your own.

peace.



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Hope...


Hope is a really good singer/songwriter that no one knows about, so now you know about her. check out her myspace.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

For Now I Appreciate This Moment In Time...


...Ballplayers and actors be knowin my rhymes...

Common is like, my favorite rapper, but I haven't been listening to him that much lately. Welcome back to the rotation Com.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hate Me Now

What up Esco

Yes I have Polo Bear sheets.
& those Uggs are slippers, not those knee high joints.

She Tries To Change The World

I'm having a conversation about Lisa Ling right now.


Apparently she trying to save the world and all the good stuff.

I'm going to sound like a true hater right now, but changing the world isn't possible.

Don't get me wrong, I want to make an impact, but my goals are not world peace and a cure for HIV/AIDS.

I want to make some money, marry a beautiful black woman (preferably one that can cook some good food), have a few chilrun and then relax and play a whole lot of golf and tell a whole lot of "back in my day" stories to youngsters.

Beyond that, the world is gonna do what it wants.

Eff it.

My Head Is Cold



You Scurred?

Friday, January 25, 2008

BEAST MODE

This is my new ish. I'm saying beast mode for at least another week

TRINXIN'

Willie: I hope your peepee feels better hahahahaha.

tramp.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

NO HAIR.

It was time.



Sorry Guys.

Moderob Sdrawkcab



GET YOUR OWN x MACBOOK

The World's Gone Crazy

Hilary and Barack are fighting.

Heath Ledger died.

GZA is taking shots at CURTIS and SOULJA BOY.

Double U Tee Eff...

*Ghostrides all drama*
*Bumps Feist Radio on Pandora*

I need to relax and figure out why the World is acting up.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Babies are cute - Vol. 2

here's round 2 of some cute babies.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Just So You Know

When Get Your Own is a magazine, radio station, clothing line, and just pure multimedia brillinace ...

... you can still come see me and get worked in Monopoly.

Babies are cute - Vol. 1

So, people have been telling me to check out these babies doing funny and cute things. I decided you should see it too.

The Coolest...

...CD what?

So, I realize that we haven't talked about THE COOL since it's come out. I just wanted to give you my professional opinion. We'll go track by track for the slow kids in class.

1. Baba Says Cool For Thought - I mean, who doesn't love poetry? I know I do...

2. Free Chilly - A tribute to Chilly Mack. This is a short, intro type song, but I like it. It's sad, and if you have ever missed someone, this song could probably make you cry.

3. Go Go Gadget Flow - Lupe's flow smashes. Although some of the lyrics are recycled, most listeners probably won't pick up on it because they don't have all of his mixtapes. "I'm from a city in the midwest best city in the whole wide wide world". I prefer it when Lupe raps quickly.

4. The Coolest - This is the first glimpse of Lupe's concept album that we get. It is the story of his character, The Cool, and his first meeting with the streets and the game. It has a quiet honesty, and I think a lot of young guys can identify with what he is saying. In essence, it is the character's longing to be "cool", meaning accepted, respected, and desirable. Growing up without a father made him miss those things and he is trying to become a man with no example. He thinks money with fix everything. I like the song.

5. Superstar - One of the singles on the album. Matthew Santos does a great job whenever he is on a track. I just love his voice NH. This song grooves, and the lyrics make you want to be in the spotlight. There are some underlying messages as well. I'm thinking Lupe's approach was a little satirical due to the fact that some of the imagery is harsher than it could have been. Overall, a good piece of work.

6. Paris, Tokyo - The first thing I notice about this song is that the beat is very smooth. This is Lupe's first love song on the album, unless you count The Coolest as a love song, which I don't. Paris, Tokyo is a song about Lupe being on tour, and missing his lady at home. The message is pretty straightforward, and it's an honest, "cute" song.

7. Hi-Definition - SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP! I was so excited to learn that Snoop Dogg was on the album, and I was not disappointed. Drug imagery, gangsta references, high energy beat, smooth lupe, and smoothest Snoop. This is the song that I get dressed to before i go out, if you get what I'm saying. "Dressed in something so fresh and wonderful, F N F and S N double O P." I love the song, it makes me want to party.

8. Gold Watch - First off, the beat can get somewhat annoying. Lupe's lyrics are good, but this song is hard to decipher at first. I'm not going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that this is a song that has a satirical tone, because it doesn't. He's rapping about things that he actually likes/wears/buys. There aren't that many rhymes that I got excited about, so I'm going to count this as "more of that bullshit ice rap", besides last small part about self esteem and what not. Easily my least favorite song on the album.

9. Hip Hop Saved My LIfe - I love this song. Period. It's about a young rapper that's chasing his dream of being famous, trying to get out of the traps of street life. Not much really needs to be said further. "STACK THAT CHEESE". Great story, smooth lyrics, honest content.

10. Intruder Alert - Point blank, this is a song about rape and domestic violence. It makes me sad, but that's why it's good. I really like the concept of the song. When I hear it, it makes me want to go hug my mom and never disrespect a woman again, not that I have.

Second half coming soon...

Earthquake

No Weezy.

So I'm in this class about natural disasters, and it brought be back to when I was younger, and slept through the Northridge Earthquake. I was 5 years old, and I was greatly anticipating going to a rare day game at the Great Western Forum the next day to see the Lakers and the Supersonics (Yes, Cube). My mom picked me up, and ran me out of our apartment complex on Fairfax & Pico (right next to that Vons) and we stood in the street until it died down.

When it died down, I asked my mom if we were still going to the game. They never played that game at the Forum.

Who knows, maybe seeing Magic Johnson and Shawn Kemp at the same time would have made me a sexually promiscuous individual.

Ok, I kid.

Back to taking notes.

Sidenote: The Lakers lost to the Supersonics ... sorry Cube.

MLK Night.

The last couple of months of my life have been consumed by this beast that started as a small idea. As co-chair of my university's BSU, I played a larger role than I could have imagined in our culture show for the year. Historically, it happens on the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. day, and this year was no exception. The show was built around the idea that our community is sometimes misrepresented and other times represented accurately as one that has more work to do in regards to unity, as well as strength on a whole. We focused on the social issues that our community is dealing with, such as Domestic Violence, Education, Street Life, and Racial Identity, among other things.

The show included a play we had the pleasure of performing, as well as poetry, singing and dancing. The play was written by a playwright named Robert Alexander. Mr. Alexander is a seasoned veteran out of San Fransisco, and we were very fortunate to have been able to work with him.

My role was that of "Two Face", an artistic representation of those blacks that have trouble dealing with racial identity issues, as well as those who have to change who they are in the corporate/business world because their "blackness" is not acceptable.

Overall, I am very proud of Igwebuike(the BSU) for the hard work we invested, and the show went very well. I want to say thank you to all those who attended, participated, and supported us through preparations to the actual show. If you didn't get a chance to see the show, the DVD will be coming soon.

I can have my life back... for now.

Wow

Soulja Boy was more candid when asked how he ranks specifically against alumni of the first Hottest MCs list, like Weezy, 'Ye and Jay-Z.

"Right now, yes [I'm hotter than them]," he answered as their names were read to him one by one.


From MTV

Monday, January 21, 2008

Ignorant ...

... shit

Sunday, January 20, 2008

My Ringtones


Are better than yours ... word to Kelis

(click the pic to make it larger)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Pick For Me Please


or

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Shop

http://www.cafepress.com/getyo

GET YOUR OWN girl contest coming soon.

Myspace

Copy/Paste this link, then add us as a friend

http://www.myspace.com/getyourownmyspace

Wackness Collaborates

Baby x Lil' Wayne x Ed Hardy

Never thought I'd say this, but Lil' Wayne is the most talented/best thing in these pictures. Aside from the random models, of course.

So I'm In Class Right Now

I love the idea of not having class on Fridays, but waking up for a 9:30 Econ class that is incredibly boring is going to be kind of annoying. I should have eaten breakfast.

Anyways, here is a picture. Black & White is always money.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Winner!

Call me Hamil-Toe

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I Had an Epiphany

Young Buck is ugly...




...and so is Lil Wayne NO 'MO.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

This Song Slappz...

Just thought you should know. I'm trying to be On.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

6 Days Left to Vote

>>>>>>>>

hurry up.

Monday, January 7, 2008

I Love My Friends...

...No Homo. But seriously, I could not have picked a better group of people to be around. My Grandma's not doing so well(Roses reference), and everybody has been really supportive. I really appreciate it. I'm back at school, but this winter break has made me realize how awesome of a life I have. Thanks.

*Turns up Whodini*
*Punches Bitch Niggas in the face*
*Does Homework*

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Why?

Why did Kobe have to hit that raw?

I don't get bugged by many things. When I do get bugged, iBlog.

Why is it every time I feel comfortable in a situation, that situation changes. I hear you. "You've gotta put yourself out of your comfort zone ... blah, blah, blah."

No. I am enjoying myself. Enjoying the people I spend time with, but, sadly, I'm going back to school.

And I'm also annoyed by the people I don't spend time with. Say you had a best friend from age 2-18, and you haven't had a legitimate conversation with him in almost a year now. Disappointing.

And. Damn. I shouldn't feel this way about a girl. Time to go listen to some disrespectful west coast rap. "Aww Naww, big Slim Dawwg, back up in the heezy baby ..."

I Know It's Past Visiting Hours ...

But can I please give her these flowers.

*bows head*


Stay up kid. Peace

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Hats Off To Pat Summit

So picture this. Candace Parker, the best women's college basketball player you've ever seen. She's playing her first game back in her home town of Chicago, against DePaul. She has 300 family and friends at the game. Yes, three hundred.

Now this is your best player, and she's the closest thing to a superstar that there is in womens basketball. But she misses her curfew the night before. Do you punish her? She's almost bigger than the program, her whole family is there, it was just curfew.

You guessed it. Candace Parker sat the whole first half. Both of her grandmas waited a whole half just to see their little schnookems play. That is why Pat Summit is the best coach in womens basketball.