Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Women, Wideouts & White Girls

Discussion on Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric, the latest bonehead move from an athlete, and the topic of interracial dating.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me (1991)

Per email request. This song right here is not only a classic, but is probably a close second in terms of the most paranoid song I can think of. Number one, of course, would have to be this.

The members of the Geto Boys were Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill, who is probably the only midget rapper ever. Willie D and Bushwick Bill kinda disappeared after Geto Boys stopped making records, but Scarface is still around today. It's actually funny when you realize how different he both looks and sounds in this video.

While we're here, I might as well go ahead and point out that regardless of what anyone else thinks, Scarface is undeniably the King of the South. I know a lot of other rappers claim it, but let's be serious. If I were to rank them, it would probably be something like:

1. Scarface
2. Andre 3000
3. Bun B
4. T.I. / Ludacris
5. Big Boi

And if your top 5 includes a rapper that refers to himself as "Mr. Lawnmower", you're buggin'.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pinstripes, Taxes & Africa

"Crack raised the murder rate in DC and Maryland/ We invested in that, it's like we got Merrill Lynched."
This post discusses the demise of our economy, the end of the Yankees' era, and the disconnection between African-Americans and Africa.

Throwback Thursday is tomorrow, y'all. Get excited.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: L.O.X. - Money, Power, Respect (1998)

Featuring Lil' Kim & DMX.

It's amazing to think that this song came out 10 years ago, but a few things help you realize that this isn't recent:
1. This is before the whole "Free the L.O.X." campaign that liberated the group from Bad Boy.
2. This is before L.O.X. started calling themselves D-Block.
3. This is before Lil' Kim had a ridiculous amount of surgeries, as she was still attractive at this point.
4. This is before DMX started taking drugs and got arrested every other weekend.
5. This is before BET decided to give both Lil' Kim and DMX reality shows.

And as a side note, a lot of people believe that the title of this song was inspired by a famous Tony Montana quote from the movie "Scarface." It very well may have been, but in actuality, Montana said, "In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women."

So maybe this song shoulda been called, "Money, Power, Women" instead.

Rapists, Rappers & Robert

The boy is back in business. Discussion includes the R. Kelly BET interview and the connection between hip-hop and politics.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (1992)

I was actually listening to "Mecca and the Soul Brother" two days ago, and I thought this would be a good song to use for this week's edition of Throwback Thursday. Ironically, I got an email yesterday requesting the song. Funny how that worked out.

Oh yeah, shout out to Mount Vernon.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: De La Soul - Buddy (1989)

Featuring The Jungle Brothers, Q-Tip, Monie Love & Queen Latifah. This song kinda remind me of "OPP" by Naughty By Nature, in terms of having all the subtle sexual allusions. Of course, this song is much more friendly and comes off as a lot less dirty.

P.S. If there's a song you'd like to see featured on Throwback Thursdays, the e-mail address is in the top right corner. And by the way, for something to constitute as a throwback, it better be at least 5 years old. I'm not posting anything after 2003.

Legends, Bad Decisions & Beverly Hills

Post numero tres includes discussion on doctor's offices, the new 90210, and the qualifications for being considered a hip-hop legend. My apologies for the poor quality on the audio, people.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September = Football

September is upon us. This post discusses the Brett Favre fiasco, the art of bandwagoning, and, of course, Mr. Ocho Cinco.