Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tues(ham)day



I'm an American man, do I get anything for that?

Go Green Already...



So, gas is high. Really, really high. Like, Meth and Red in that movie they did high, or Snoop on thursdays high. Reuters did an article about Bush's speech concerning the prices today, and the state of the gas.

"Oil prices are up nearly 25 percent since the start of 2008, logging a record near $119.93 a barrel on Monday, and gasoline prices are above the key $4 a gallon mark in some U.S. cities like San Francisco."


I'm from L.A., which means that we're well over the $4 mark. Not cool son. Good thing I don't have my car here at school with me.



That's the corner of Fairfax and Melrose(photo credit: The Hundreds Is Huge, Inc.).

How The West Will Be Won

Pac Div.
Dom.

Monday, April 28, 2008

You Keep Killin' Em P

Can we talk about Patrick posting 43956812397 times per day? I feel inadequate, so I decided to speak on it. I'm choosing 3 stacks on my debut single.

It's hot out where I live. That means on the weekend I wear boardshorts and go to pool parties. It also means that during the week girls wear sun dresses. I love sun dresses. Thank you God, for the sun dress.

On that note, I'm back to work.

Hamilton, out.

New Meaning To His Nickname

... The Mailman. He really did deliver.

Meet Demetrius Bell.
Son of Karl Malone. Well, one of Karl's forgotten sperm. Dude never had any contact with Karl until he was 18. Now, he's a draft pick of the Buffalo Bills, and he refuses to acknowledge his father.

So that's two unknown kids for the Mailman.
I don't know what's more amazing, that dude was this reckless, and didn't support his kids despite his wealth, or that he had two illegitimate children become professional athletes.

Love In This Club Part 2

Usher, Beyonce & Weezy

Wayne needs to slow down on the syrup before he dies.
Beyonce needs to not sound so beautiful before I die.

If You Needed 16

So you have your debut album.

First single.

You need a guest verse by somebody to get your name out there.

Weezy? He'll rap on anything, but the syrup has made him hit or miss
Hov? He might be too big for you. (*pause*)
Nas? He's too boring for singles.
Game? He'll probably bring you some sort of beef. Word to 'ye taking him off of 'Crack Music'
Kanye? Solid choice, you couldn't really go wrong here. But he might piss some people off.

My choice.

Three Stacks.

Dreams Don't Keep the Lights On

I've been having really vivid dreams lately. Historically, I haven't been one to remember things happening in my subconscious, but for the past few weeks, it feels like myself is trying to tell myself something.

Last night featured a nice young lady, a good friend of mine, a dog, my brothers, a festival, a ritualistic dance, and the 101. If anybody knows how to interpret stuff like that, hit me up.

Obama For 3




Ignore the slurping from the announcer.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

And We Have The Right?


So all these people are protesting because China has the Olympics.
Trying to ruin the torch parade.
Because of their history of civil rights.

Abraham Lincoln said this:
I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people, and I will say in addition to that there is a physical difference between the black and white races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.

C'mon America, take a look in the mirror.

That said, Free Tibet.

Clint, B-Easy & KD

This is sort of a random group of friends.

Oh well.

*crosses fingers for Clippers to win draft lottery*

Friday, April 25, 2008

Always Listen To Momma

When I was growing up, and I would get into arguments with people, my mom would say, "Kill 'em with kindness."

My first reaction was to stand up, poke my chest out and say that I was too big for that.

But, she's right.

Sometimes family and friends tell me that I'm always calm and cool, and nothing really gets to me. I think that comes from what my mom taught me. Deal with what you can control, the rest will take care of itself.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

B


In 10 years, me and you are gonna have matching benzes.

10 years, i'm thinking 10 days, 10 days.



Kehinde Wiley



That's a Kehinde Wiley painting. He's probably my favorite painter right now. Here's his website. You should really check it out.

The appeal of this guy is that the portraits he paints are all of black men. "Urban" is the term, I think. However, he paints them like he were painting Queen Elizabeth or someone like that. It's a concept I haven't seen attempted in a while. Hats off to Kehinde.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I'm In a Musical Mood



So listen along with me.

That Go - remix



-Courtesy of ONSMASH

Monday, April 21, 2008

Drivin Down the Block



Kidz in the Hall.

Sneaks: Footwear Essentials

It's not that I don't agree with P's essential choices, we just have different styles. These are my 3 footwear essentials.

1. dunk hi

Dunk Hi. Classics are what I deal in. Dunks have been around for a long time, and if I want a high top, this is how I'm rolling. They come in a lot of different styles, from regular gr, to premium, to SB. No matter what your style, there is a dunk for you.

2. chuck lo

Chuck Taylor Lo. Black/White. A lot of people prefer vans to chucks, but I have been wearing chucks since I was a little kid. I stopped for a while in high school, but then I put on another pair recently and they're all I really buy now. They're comfortable, affordable, and they look nice with my levi's. Most of my tshirts are black, so that part of it works out well. Like I said, I deal in classics.

3. top sider

Sperry Top-sider. These are a boating shoe, which means you don't wear socks with them. They come in all kinds of colors, so when my shirt has a collar on it, I'm usually rocking these. They're classy, and they go good with jeans and slacks. This way, you're not really wearing a dress shoe(gum bottom) but you can still look nice, not to mention how comfortable they are. If you disagree about the comfort factor, you can always throw an insole in these and be good to go.

You can't borrow my shoes, you have to GET YOUR OWN. So get out there, young padowan.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Movies


I spend a lot of my free time watching movies. For some reason they're really one of my favorite ways to enjoy life.

My favorite kinds of movies usually involve snappy comedic dialogue, a robbery or heist of some kind, and either Guy Ritchie or Quintin Tarantino. I had a chance to watch Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels recently and it reminded me why I like these types of movies.

1. I wish I could talk like those guys. Whether it be their accent or general swag, I have been trying to emulate these wisecrackers for years

2. The names. Bullet Tooth Tony, Brick Top, Turkish, Big Chris and Little Chris, Hatchet Harry

3. The Music. It's a lot of jazzy, montage music a la Ocean's 11

Rotation

Forbes: 10 Shoes Every Man Should Own

Forbes helped you out, if you're a corporate businessman.

I'm going to attempt to help you college aged kids out.

I'm not going to add dress shoes in here, but if you don't have at least a brown pair and a black pair, then you're slackin'.

1.
Jordan XI. Black & Red. You can wear these to ball, but be careful of dirty looks from dudes who are mad that you have the courage to play in yours. You can wear 'em with jeans too. I mean, you can wear them whenever, but let's say these are your ballin' shoes. And, if you're going to have a ballin' shoe, why not pick the one Mike wore when the Bulls won 72. Word to pinstripes and the gold logo.

2.Air Max 90 Infrared. Classic air maxes. You can use these at the gym, or with jeans. They're colorful, so they work well in the summer. And they're mostly mesh, so one time in the wash and they almost look new. You don't necessarily have to get these, but if I had to pick 5 shoes, I'd have a pair of air maxes. And that's the truth, ruth.

3. Vans Era. White. You could rock Chuck's too, or Jacks. It doesn't really matter to me. But an all white canvas shoes is so necessary. Like the 90s, you can wash them, and there's plenty of times when a full on sneaker doesn't work. You can slide these on to go to the post office, or slide 'em on to go get lunch at one of those fancy Hollywood spots while you pretend to be famous with your big sunglasses. So versatile.

A Little Like Melo & Bron

Remember LeBron right after the H2, and Melo fresh from the National Championship?

A little less swagger, a lot less Hollywood.



Thursday, April 17, 2008

All I Need In This Life Of Sin ...

Imeem

If you don't have an Imeem account by now, you should sign up for one. It's like having a 10394571239075126 song/video iTunes. This is what I have been wasting my life with all day today.

http://www.imeem.com/

Watch that... "and then I pulled out my baretta!"

EDIT: although that link wasn't any good, you should check out R. Kelly's trapped in the closet volume 1-22

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Love Jones

I'm co-chair of my university's BSU. We have an event called "Love Jones Cafe", held once a quarter. It showcases poets, musicians, and dancers in somewhat of an open mic format. This is the poem I recited last Thursday.

I like it when you speak softly
It reminds me of times
When my imagination was lofty
And I thought of you
In sun dresses
As the sun kissed off your tresses
We made no promises
Because life was so simple
I looked into your eyes
And it was no surprise
That I saw something small flicker inside
You averted them, trying to hide
But like one who argues for a living
My judgment calls out “motion denied”
And my motions coincide
With my intention to know you
Hoping that this moment can grow too
Into one half a forever
So that I might still be kept in the dark
Because that’s where I feel most alive
Not knowing where I’m going
Still feeling like an infant
Because I need you, I’m dependent
In an instant
All my fears are tossed to the wind
Because you’re here
And I can hear your voice
Like I said, I like it when you speak softly
It lets me know that what you’ve said belongs to me

Your kisses taste like honey
And I don’t think it’s funny
How you keep yourself from me
Tonight I’m going to make you mine
I’m going to slow down time
So that we last
And since snoop told me not to do it fast
My stroke will not be rushing
If you’re in the audience, I’m sure you’re blushing
Because you know what lies in store for you
And I know what I’ve got to do

Let’s sit outside
It’s a nice night out
Watch the stars, because there are none
Where I come from
You see, I live in los angeles
And it’s very quickly paced
But time slows down
when I look at your face
And when we’re done looking at stars
We can do whatever you desire
I can take you higher
If you so choose
It all depends on your mood
Because I’m here to please you
I refuse to tease you
As my all is forfeited

If we choose to travel across the stars
You can be assured that your north star will guide me
Due to the fact that I am the big dipper
And will act as such while your ursa major
Is influenced by the fact that your Orion’s belt has loosened
And we might call an Aquarius
To deal with my dehydration

I don’t want to breathe
Until you tell me you believe
In what this could become
You have me under your thumb
And I’m ok with that
Because for now
That’s the best thumb I’ve ever been under
And others wonder what I’m doing with my life
But I don’t care because I’ve finally found a remedy
For all those things I’ve cleverly
Been paying no attention to

Thank you.

Picture This

2:30 AM
55 degrees.
windows down
90 miles an hour
on the 10 west
passing through downtown LA
Staples Center on the right hand side
Jay-Zs "Allure" blasting in the car

Pretty damn exhilarating if you ask me.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Wish List

More pics



Remember when you were young, and everytime you got that Eastbay catalog you would read it over and over again, hoping one day you could get something. Only to have your mom say there was no way she was trusting a phone order.

Well, I was thinking about a few material goods I've been wanting of late.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

"Okay Frank Lucas"


I thought Jordans and a gold chain was livin' it up - Nas

You was wrong, b

"The man I worked for had one of the biggest companies in New York City. He didn't own his own company. White man owned it, so they owned him. Nobody owns me, though."

I love Jordans as much as the next dude, but do me a favor, with that next check, invest it. Rich ain't having shoes, clothes, even cars. Rich is real estate, stocks, savings. There's a reason credit companies love black people.

Let's change that.


With a Bunch of Souvenirs and a Smile...



...for your mouth

Friday, April 11, 2008

Kwelios

I'd eat em.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Marc Payne


Urbansteez.com interview

myspace.com/marcpayne

Because we're homies and we went to the same high school, I'm going to tell you to listen.

Because ya'll trust my taste in music, I'm going to tell you that it's dope. So listen.

Sorry Jeezy


I used to hate you.
Now I don't.

Your lyricism isn't the best. You rap about the same thing pretty much all the time. Sure, your ad libs can be annoying too.

But.
I like your swagger.
(No Clay Aiken)

You and Rick Ross are like wannabe southern Jay-Zs. You constantly yell about how you're the best. You're not, and you probably know that.

But, when I'm in that mood (No Lance Bass) to grab my nuts and yell "F*** the world," I play your music.

Oh, and to you backpackers who hate because he doesn't constantly rap about conscious stuff:
THAAATTTSS RIIIIGGGHHTTT ... LEETTTSS GEETTT IITTT.
(sup hank)

And I Flatly Refuse

If anything I say here offends you, then I'm talking about you.
It's cool, I still love you.

- datedthatdouche.com ... if you're a girl, and you posted something about a guy on here, then you are an idiot. If you let a dude hit the first time you met him, solely based on the fact that he wears a jersey, then you deserve to not get called back. If I were to smash first night, why would I call her back, other than to beat again. I mean really. If you let me hit first night, what other n*ggas are you letting slide in there. And I'm supposed to wife you? HAHA. sorry.

- Girls acting "brand new." ... This isn't directed to anyone, so don't get butthurt before you read this. But, I'm sorry, I'm tired of girls playing that same "all guys are the same" business. If you don't know how to communicate with me like an adult, then your feelings are going to get hurt. Like, for example, if you like me, and don't tell me that, I'm not just going to assume, and feel like I have any sort of responsibility towards making you happy. So don't get mad if you see me with someone else. You should've said something. Oh, and when you take that L, don't go running around saying that I'm a bad person. Because then you look salty and mad.

- Good girls getting mad ... You know the "good" girls. The ones you would wife, if you weren't in college and didn't have other ways you'd rather spend your time and money. Sorry to those girls, but there's nothing I can do. Don't run around all mad because all of the guys chase smuts. You chose to do that. So don't be mad.

Hip-Hop You Saved My Life

You know those days.

Everything goes wrong. From the jump.
Like, you didn't sleep well, you woke up late, you got in an argument with someone, you got terrible news, then you had to work for like 8 hours.

That was me yesterday.
I felt like absolute doo-doo.

Then you get in the car to go home.
And not really thinking about it, you zone out to a CD (or iPod FM Transmitter) and it makes you stop worry.

Thanks Phonte & Big Pooh.
'Preciate it.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Take Your Pick: Goapele

This is the original video.



A couple years later, she released an updated version.

youtube won't let me post it, so here's the link

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Jp0u6_QDjpc

Which one do you like better?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

She's 42


No way.

AIM Wastes My Life...

[14:54] env: We r raging
[14:54] freshkid: yeah
[14:55] freshkid: jerkin
[15:00] env: Lol
[15:00] env: Over jerk
[15:02] freshkid: basically
[15:02] freshkid: three hands

Following this conversation, I began to punch myself for wasting my life to say the same thing so much.

Invertigo.



Peep my brother's(right side) face the entire time.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Nas Speaks.



What up Obama.

Herbie x Math


I'm doing my math homework to "Chameleon" right now. I feel very smart, and very classy. The song is 15:39 long, I'd like to see a rapper do that and be good at it.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

This Joint Takes Me Back...



...With a great vibe. Happy Sunday.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

This Dude

makes me proud to be a Wildcat

Zoe.


Is fine. What did you expect when you crossed Lisa with Lenny?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Barack Can Ball

If Lupe Doesn't Stop...


... all this foolishness, I'm going to think that hip-hop does not need anything added to it to make it better.

An acoustic version? really?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ella Ella

She can dress.

Mike vs. Magic


It seems as though V has won the poll(not counting the "other" category). Don't say Mike never got down in the Vs. Patrick is mad. Got grapes?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

LV x TH

I got a story for you...

The Hundreds bought by the Louis/Moet/etc. conglomerate for the sum of 18 million dollars.


I'm calling april fools right now.