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Friday, July 31, 2009

SONG OF THE WEEK!




Artist: Phoenix
Song Title: 1901

You all know (or may not know) my love for French music... MC Solaar stand up (my fav French MC) this group is pretty sweet... Check out their latest release Wolfang Amadeus Phoenix... It's niiiiiiceeee

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Evolution of... Andy Samberg (c) Robin Thicke/Mia

So many are familiar with Andy Samberg's Jizz in My Pants, Dick in a Box, Mother Lover, I'm On a Boat, etc... Here are a few digital shorts from back in the day that I was OBSESSED with. Andy is nothing short of increditastic!


SNL Digital Short Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell- Lady Sunday


SNL Digital Short Andy Samberg and Adam Levine- Iran So Far Away

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

IRRESPONSIBLE WHITE PERSON WEDNESDAY!

Jutin Barrett


Mr. Barrett earns the title this week for sending a mass e-mail in which he referred to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as a "banana-eating jungle monkey." But don't worry, he apologized... and said he's not a racist so it's all good. Check out the apology below...




I feel as though Justin Barrett should share this title with his lawyer... Who is claiming that "Officer Barrett did not call professor Gates a jungle monkey or malign him racially. He said his behavior was like that of one. It was a characterization of the actions of that man." That is one of the weakest arguments i've heard in a LONGGGGG time. HOT MESS!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

And in this moment/I am happy.

Going to see Incubus tonighttttt with @kellydecker23 (twitter herrrrr) she is hands down one of my top 5 fav people to go to a concert with! Here's a song that according to the setlist (I cheated I'm horrible, I know) they aren't gonna play... I love it, so I will post it for us both to enjoy :)



Pics of the concert shenanigans will be posted sooooooon :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Coonerific Buffoonery (c) Mia

Mental slavery is the inability to view events, or one's self, differently from commonly held beliefs. This is the most horrendous effect of our history of slavery. Mental slavery cripples it's victim, making them ineffective, self destructive, self hating, and dangerous.



Artist: Dem Franchize Boyz ft. Lil Wayne
Song Title: Whip It Like a Slave

Sunday, July 26, 2009

[Andre 3000] Girl, you got some pretty hair...

[Woman] Aww, thank you baby you know, I got a little bit of Spanish in me.
[Andre 3000] Girl you ain't Spanish, that's Hawaiian Silky
(c) Outkast



Chris Rock shan't disappoint! Hits theaters in October... Can't WAIT!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Don't believe the hype (c) Public Enemy

...or should you? You like it? Let me know...



Artist: Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West
Song Title: Run This Town

We're all mad here. (c) Cheshire Cat



WOOO HOOO! Teaser trailer leaked for Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland... This WILL be removed soon so check it out nowwwww :)



PS Danny Elfman lights my life... Did you know he dropped out of HIGH SCHOOL? Craziness, that man is a genius!

Friday, July 24, 2009

SONG OF THE WEEK!



Artist: Brother Ali
Song Title: Good Lord

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I want it that way... (c) Backstreet Boys

I want these...



But I think I'm gonna have to make these... :(



If anyone finds the Lakai's for me... I will give you my first born!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

IRRESPONSIBLE WHITE PERSON WEDNESDAY!!

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Reverse Racism
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorMark Sanford



You get a free for all this week... Just enjoy this clip and take your pick of who YOU feel deserves to be the IWP this week... *** Note: the IWP you choose doesn't have to be a part of this clip*** POST YOUR COMMENT BELOW!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

LOU LOVE!!!

STL STAND UP!

GottaBeKarim who happens to hail from the wonderful place that I call home has gotten some well deserved buzz... Do yourself a favor and google him :)


The Smoking Section pretty much said all that I wanted to... Check out the article HERE

Hit up GottaBeKarim on twitter and tell him HurtMEEZYSoul sent ya :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

And isn't it ironic/Dontcha think? (c) Alanis Morissette

Today in Gun Politics my prof decided to switch the syllabus around a lil bit. He announced that instead of having discussion we were going to go to the gun range to shoot AND watch Bowling for Columbine... Now for those of you that aren't familiar with the film there is a cartoon satire entitled A Brief History of the USA... WATCH IT BELOW



I found it funny that I was wearing this shirt today...






A lil rusty, but I still gots THE GLOW




The bullet that popped up and burned me on the arm


Just keep in mind the students in this class are 98.9% conservative. Needless to say I made the gun range instructor as well as some students uncomfortable... My prof commented on it and thought it was funny as well...Fun times :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching? (c) Nicholas Johnson

Here are a few shows that I watch that are on cable... No, I do not like Entourage (I know I lose a lot of credibility here) but I tend to think that I have some decent taste in television shows. I have advised some of my friends to check out the shows that I have suggested below... I am just waiting for them to give me their opinions.. as soon as they do I will post their reviews... Good or bad. I didn't include all of the shows that I watch that are not on cable, or the ones that are no longer on the air... (Nip/Tuck, Arrested Development, Martin, Quantum Leap to name a few) but I will do that in a later post... I'm too lazy to do so right now...

A show that I will be checking out... I mean COME ON Zach Galifianakis+ Jason Schwartzman.. I'd be stupid NOT to see what it's about :-p

Season 1 Premieres in September on HBO

Season 1 Sundays at 10pm HBO... Episode 3 premieres today

Season 3 Premieres in the Fall... Showtime

Season 5 Showtime Mondays at 10pm on Episode 7


The Tudors Showtime... Season 4 coming next year :-/


True Blood HBO... Season 2 Sundays at 9pm... Episode 5 premieres today.

I don't have cable so I hit these shows up on surfthechannel.com... YOU SHOULD TOO!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Kaelan!!!

Enjoy your present... :)


Some Throwback pics of me and the lil bro... When we were cute and innocent...

NYA T-ball days
My Halloween costume... I insisted in sleeping in it for months...
Daycare pic

Easter '91

Friday, July 17, 2009

SONG OF THE WEEK



Artists: Cee-lo Green, Patrick Stump, Brendon Urie, Travis McCoy, and Janelle Monae
Song Title: Open Happiness

Thursday, July 16, 2009

GET FAMILIAR!!!



New music from St. Louis' own NORTHSIDE PHENOMENON...

Check out Rocky Knuckles' Government Name (Spontaneous Lover) HERE



...More info at 2dopeboyz

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

IRRESPONSIBLE WHITE PERSON WEDNESDAY!!!



David Arquette called SOME Latina's nuts... He clearly was kidding, but that kind of talk is meant for the comedy club... NOT when being asked about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm kickin new flava in ya ear (c) Craig Mack



Andre 3000's Lookin 4 Ya HERE




Fly Union + Big Sean's Poed Up HERE

VOTE FOR MEEEEE :)

My site was nominated for a Black Weblog Award!
So I've been nominated for the 2009 Black Weblog Awards... Click on the pic and VOTE FOR MEEEE... Please and thank you :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

I can't wait, no can't wait (c) Outkast


My Mom wouldn't let me get em back in the day, so I pretty much HAVE to have em..





Some info courtesy of nicekicks.com in case you wanna grab a pair.

Release Date: 11/27/2009
Model: Air Jordan 11
Color: Black/Varsity Royal-White
Product Code: 378037-041
Price: $175

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Summertime Chi (c) Ye

I asked Cel and Whit if they wanted to go to the No Doubt/Paramore/Janelle Monae? concert in Chicago on Thursday... the concert itself was Saturday... We rented a car (that took THREE hours) and headed out of C-bus only to take a 3 hour nap after the concert in Chicago and then drive back to Columbus...Random? Yeah, that's how we roll

Group pic courtesy of State Farm


The Road Warriors... Me, Cel, Whit


Don't Speak. Shannon, Me, Whit... Cel looking creepy in the background


JUMP AROUND!!!


"I've had it up to hereeee" (c) No Doubt


The 'gettin it' face


Album cover... Check us out Fall 2010


2 cool 4 school. Why does it look like I have something in my mouth?


Cel, Tierra, and Shannon... Random shot waitin for No Doubt to hit the stage





Just the girls :)


This was the most AMAZINg random trip EVAAAAA :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Usually I don't do this... (c) R. Kelly

So YaGirlB wrote this about moi and insisted I post it... I'm too modest for this ya'll and I'm too dark skinded to be blushin... lol



As I was in the mirror painting the wonderful Picasso known as my face, and frantically updating my Twitter (woe is me and my social-networking web addiction), it had occured to me that this summer marks a milestone: TEN YEARS that Mia and I have been good, great, best friends! We have known each other from what seems like the beginning of time. She met YaGirlB when I was innocent and a little shy and awkward (Now those memories are ours alone, and not for sharing...) walking into summer school at METRO. The first time I met Mia, she was as nice, kind, and engaging as she is now. Instantly, we were inseparable, and were partners in crime. Our energy and personalities bounced off of each other. And, as I moved on to another high school, and we were soon separated by thousands of miles, one thing has never changed: the bond of friendship (and we can not forget humor) that we have. So, here is a tribute to one of the nearest and dearest people to my heart; ten things that Mia has taught and shown me throughout the ten years of our friendship:

1) Redefined the definition of cool, hip, and hot for a woman in jeans.. Although I may sex up my hoodies and Nike dunks, it is a look that has always originated with her.

2) Mia was the type of person who was universal: she could relate to any and everybody. I learned to be, in some aspects, a great personal and social politician and networker.

3) Number three is... one word: MAC. Every since she showed me her MAC clear lipglass, I secretly took note (I am bankrolling a couple of MAC make-up artists income because of Mia)

4) The swoop: I jocked Mia on the low in LA for awhile. The long bang swooped over the left eye was (and still is) a signature Mia look. And, I have to give credit to the originator (also, because she did catch me and front me out!)

5) We can stop talking for six hours... days... weeks.... months... No matter what time it is, we can start talking again, and it's just like we left off.

6) Beef-n-Noodles at Chong Wah and Cajun Grill Bourbon Chicken Caesar salads at the Galleria

7) In high school, there was a party every week. And, every week, there was a mad dash to figure out what to wear. You had to look different at every party you went to (who would want to be caught at the Monsanto Y party wearing the same thing you wore to the Kappa House party a week or two ago). Mia taught me (maybe not in the grand fashion that I celebrate it in) that it's okay to have a shopping addiction (and to always seem to have an outfit that you've never worn before that you've just pulled out of nowhere).

8) The 'Back that ass up' dance... the left/right/left/right syncronized hip moves. We had it all planned, but made it all look so natural and effortless.

9) I can't not have a 'Ten things' and not talk about the notebook.. Often imitated, never duplicated (the original is with the former principal of Metro, who I think either kept it for entertainment, or sold it to Tina Fey for Mean Girls... cause their 'burn book' scenario sounded awfully familiar)... I mean; it's been so long, I can't even remember the notebook. I wish I could, because it was classic material (pictures... code names... I think that's where it all started)

10) Mia was always about hooking a friend up (passes, free concert tickets, getting in free to the club/parties...). Mia even attempted to hook me up with one of her friends, (who, at the time, was clearly out of my league) that I lusted after. If I only would've taken advantage of that opportunity, Rocky would be my husband right now! Thanks for looking out Mia!

Mia was one of the most popular girls anyone knew; whether it was the grey eyes, the swoop, the micros. Everyone wanted to be her friend and be close to her (some of which were simply trying to reap the rewards), but I am privileged to say that she has been a best friend for ten years. Can't wait to see where the next ten years of our friendship takes us. - B

Friday, July 10, 2009

SONG OF THE WEEK!



Artist: Keith Sweat
Song: I Want To Love You Down
WHY IS HE IN JAIL!?!?!?!?!?! I forgot about this video for a minute and decided to post it because I haven't stopped laughing since I rediscovered it... fast forward to 1:44 you will laugh til you cry... Enjoy :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

And if ya don't know/Now ya know (c) B.I.G



It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is on its fourth season, and I still have ran across a few people that haven't even heard about it. It's pretty entertaining... Check out the first episode on race relations HERE and browse through episodes of your choice HERE.. You will thank me later :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

IRRESPONSIBLE WHITE PERSON WEDNESDAY!!

David P. Santuomo





This Columbus, Ohio firefighter killed his two dogs because he didn't want to have to pay to have them boarded while he went on vacation. Yes, you read right. He suspended them from his basement ceiling and fired shots of his .22 caliber into their bodies... because he didn't want to find a dogsitter...So, I mean he's atleast gonna get a significant amount of time in jail right? After the Michael Vick incident it's clear that law enforcement doesn't take harming animals lightly...Right? Well not necessarily... Santuomo was sentenced "to 90 days in jail, to be served in 10-day increments over the next two years. He also has to pay $4,500 in restitution, perform 200 hours of community service, stay away from companion animals for five years and write a letter of apology to be published in the local newspaper and the International Association of Firefighters magazine."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

ALBUM REVIEWWWW

YaGirlB is back with a music review...


Artist: Maxwell
Album: BLACKsummers'night
Release date: July 7,2009

It is tradition that, to get in the mood for a new cd, I listen to the previous cd of the particular artist. And, with Maxwell's cd, it was no exception (although his music is music that constantly stays in rotation).

Listening to Maxwell's Now cd, in anticipation for the delightful sounds of BLACKsummers'night, I started to become taken over by feelings of soul, maturity, funk, love, and blues. I don't get that feeling often at all nowadays unless I am reminiscing about the good old days of music actually being about something (It's still out there... unfortunately, to get to it, you have to kiss someone thru the phone and go through unnecessary birthday sex). It seems like the artists of the Neo-Soul era, the last classic era of rhythm & blues music, have fallen through the cracks (D'Angelo... that one was for you, my fallen brutha), and given way to these cookie-cutter, radio-friendly freakfests of songs (usually assisted by our good friend, the Auto-tone).

Maxwell is the undisputed king of Neo-Soul. His albums are like a timeline of growth and maturity: we begin with Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, which is a sexy, sensuous journey through what could be called the rollercoasters of twentysomething (filled with passionate meetings, sensuous sex, and post-coital bliss) romance and love (and sex). Then we move to Embrya, which decribes growth, transition, moving towards maturity. It was a very organic album, paying tribute to the soul of the 70s. He left us with Now, in 2001, which was, compared to Urban Hange Suite, a journey through more mature love and adulthood.

Eight years later, Maxwell brings us BLACKsummers'night, the first in a trilogy of three albums, to be released over the course of the next three summers. This album is definitely a welcome to this summer of less than stellar R&B and soul. The lead single off the album is 'Pretty Wings' which tells the tale of love at the wrong time. The simple melody (complete with bell/wind chime effects) and Maxwell's falsetto make this an instant summer classic for those summer jams or club nights where the DJ needs to slow it down. Like albums in the past, this album is about love, although on a different note. There aren't any tracks seducing the listener's earlobes or wedding songs (ala 'This Woman's Work'), but of mature love. No stand-out stories; just a harmonious tale of the trials and tribulations of mature love. 'Bad Habits' (my favorite track) and 'Stop the World' are on the slower, melodic side, while 'Love Is' exhibits injections of 70s era funk. 'Playing Possum' is another good track, about love that is gone, and cannot come back.

Although I would've liked a couple of more tracks on this album, a 9-track Maxwell is more valuable musically than the marjority of these 15/16 track albums put out by the R&B artists of today. This albums serves as a reminder that Neo-Soul is not dead, and will be resurrected to push out the influx of replaceable R&B artists (I'm pretty sure that Trey Songz, T-Pain, and Jeremih are a little nervous now). Buy BLACKsummers'night and you will not be disappointed at all. It will definitely entertain those dark and black summer's night.

- B

Favorite tracks: 'Bad Habits', 'Playing Possum', 'Pretty Wings'

I got no patience/and I hate waitin' (c) Jigga



Wait no more! Get yourself of the final MIX AND MASTERED version of Mr. Fiasco's Shining Down... HERE

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bad b*tches don't wear sneakers Mia (c) Brandon

So he TOTALLY judges my sneaker obsession... I forgive him. But I don't discriminate.. After all I am 5 foot tall, so I gots ta keep a surplus of heels! Lol .. May I introduce to you; The Nike Blazer Selvedge Denim... my feet would like to become acquainted with these... No release date as of yet. But nicekicks.com said that we should be expecting them REALLLLLLLL soon :)



Dear Los Angeles and media outlets,


To Los Angeles: As I sit here and watch the sensationalized (but oddly respectable and well put together) spectacle that is the Michael Jackson funeral, I applaud you for putting the bill (a whopping four million dollars) off on the tax payers, taking it out of our emergency discretion/action fund. Los Angeles, we are at a five-hundred million dollar deficit. Don't think that by blinding us with the flashing lights of the paparazzi and the star-studded tribute... I want to know how exactly we're going to be paying for this... Since we cannot seem to pay for anything now.
To all of the media (CNN, NBC, MTV, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, rag mags, etc., gossip sites): When will we let Michael Jackson rest in peace? I am tired of waking up to a recycled Michael Jackson stories. I don't care about the paternity of his kids or the custody battle that you keep shoving down my throat. And if you all bring up the child molestation cases, I'm gonna scream. He is the biggest music star ever; an icon of many decades who defined, redefined, and continues to define music, media, and pop culture a like. Let's report on things that are CURRENT, relevant news: the flailing economy, war, the poverish state of our cities. Tributes are one thing, but the constant rehashing of Michael Jackson stories and the rehashing of every little thing he's ever done is enough. And so I say thank you - your news stories on Bubbles, his skin condition and the analysis of his plastic surgery have been days of my life that I will never get back (because it's taken over EVERY media outlet). It's sad that falling ratings and viewership has resulting to the continuous assault and slaying of our fallen musical icon and genius.



R.I.P. Michael Jackson


*brought to you by YaGirlB

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cause it's all in my headdddd (c) Tim McGraw/Cornell Haynes Jr.

I haven't been able to get this song out of my head ALL DAY today... So I decided to post it... Enjoy :)


Artist: Modest Mouse
Song Title: The World at Large

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Got my Vans on but they look like wingtips (c) AC



So these weren't supposed to come out until August... But soleclassics.com had them early... SO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! Of course they didn't have them in my size so I had to get em online, but for all the C-bus people with "normal" size feet that wanna cop you can get them there.


I got these



I'm probably gonna get these too, but I can't find em just yet :-/

Friday, July 3, 2009

SONG OF THE WEEK!

Kings of Leon - Use Somebody



Artist: Kings of Leon
Song Title: Use Somebody


I have been jammin to KOL for a while... (hidden because I didn't want to admit that I had given in to the hype) But I decided to embrace it and post this song. Hyped or not KOL is a pop band at its finest, and I will be checkin them out at Lolla... THERE I can admit it... :-p

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's what you all been waiting for... (c) Kanye

Drake's Best I Ever Had video surfaced today... I am convinced that this was Kanye's thought process when directing it...





I wasn't expecting much in the first place to be honest.. So I'm not all that disappointed. Check it out for yourself below and let me know what ya think...

Life is like a box of chocolates... (c) Forrest Gump

... Or maybe more like an inhaler filled with chocolate?



Well, that is exactly what Le Whif is.. A new way to indulge.. so instead of EATING chocolate you literally inhale it. I dunno about this one folks... seems interesting to say the least. The website boasts about the fact that the treat is calorie free and also claims that whiffing this chocolate supplement will curve your appetite, but I don't see how... Normally when I'm hungry and I smell deliciousness around me, I just want to eat MORE. But maybe that's just me. I would more than likely take a whiff of Le Whiff and THEN head to Baskin Robbins for a Chocolate Blast (my obsession... see picture below of me with said crack. They don't sell them in Columbus so whenever I head back to the Lou BR is one of my first stops). Interested? Try and snag yourself some HERE... Hurr rup, it's sellin FAST!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

IRRESPONSIBLE WHITE PERSON WEDNESDAY!!!!



Mark Sanford.

Unless you were under a rock over the past week then you know that Mark Sanford- The Governor of South Carolina engaged in a marital affair... Now that definitely is reason enough for him to be labeled IWP this week... However, I am giving him the title because of the fact that he feels the need over confess. In his 9 hour interview with the associated press he named his penis and discussed how he was a non-stop f*cking machine... That's a little too much Mr. Sanford. I know FINALLY telling the truth can be liberating, but sheez tone it down a lil bit lol.