Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Why everything that's s'posed to be bad...


So, it dawned on me after consuming my third PayDay in a span of twenty minutes that I really wanted another one. But more importantly, it hit me that I have the ill addictive personality. There was a time when I would've given my first born for banquet style chicken in a box or at another point in time, a chicken, cheddar and broccoli hot pocket. In honor of all our many addictions I'd love to know what habits/foods/people would send you to rehab if you couldn't have 'em. I've talked to some of my lovers and friends and here are some of my faves:

- "Easy. Sex and video games" (so amused I had to do a direct quote)
- Blackberries (known affectionately as "Crackberries" for a reason)
- I-phone (take that Crackberry)
- Cheese puffs
- Judge Mathis
- Cuddling with me (^_^ thanks for that)
- Strawberries 'n' cream oatmeal
- Textual intercourse
- nail polish
- Oreos everything... meaning all the varieties- not just the regular ones but the Goldens, fudge rings, stix, cakesters (I didn't even know half of these existed lol!)
- Cheese-its
- Spandex
- DVR

- Dancing

- G-mail
- Reality TV (may as well just drop the "reality" at this point)
- Skinny jeans
- Bad movies (I always wondered who purchased those DVDs you find at the front of the supermarket)
- Vicky's 5 for $25
- Carbs
- Eating (apparently the
national past time)
- Jodi Picoult novels
- Heels (I see you on your Crime Mob. Stilettos. Pumps. In. The Club.)
- Tattoos
- Twitter (invented so you never have to call your friends ever again)
- Salmon
- Cheese (this can either mean guap or the stuff that tastes good with everything ever)
- Cardigans (J. Crew...watch out)
- Mickey Deez (ya'll remember even Skateboard P worked it out to get some Mac-attack)
- Shows about rich white women (lol, no comment)
- Chocolate (Food or people? Or both..freaky)
- Kobe (Whomp)
- Facebook
- Lip Gloss (Lil' Mama ain't never lie)
- Making sure the remote controls are perfectly aligned (big ups to all my OCD heads)
- Tropicana orange, strawberry and banana juice (Acid reflux, anyone?)
- Sleep (*prays you never work a 9-5*)
- A-D List celebrity trainwrecks
- FML.com (meanie...lol, I'm addicted too)
- Grilled chicken and shrimp over penne al vodka
- Ciggies (Cigarettes for all you non-addicts..with your good lungs and such)

I leave you with a list of the best videos around regarding addictions:

Check out the throwback jam from sophomore year.."Facebook Livin.'" I'm 'bout to make my own song: "Twitta what? Twitta who?"

Family Guy. Cookie Monster. Nuff said.

Jessie Spano made "Saved By the Bell" more real than the college years could ever be with her
caffeine pill addiction.

A youtube remix of
Mr. Biggums and his many endeavors.

Eric Clapton's joint
"Cocaine."

The inspiration, the man we love to hate, Ms. Rose's plaything...'Yeezy and his "Addiction" (love the foreign subtitles)

Finally...for those of you addicted to skinny jeans, headphones, ray ban glasses or hipsters in general, check out the first cut of my joint "Hipster." :-)

Monday, June 29, 2009

BEY vs. RIH Debates + Real Music??


Shouts to the BET awards...I haven't watched that channel in a while, but they did a pretty swell job last night. Although I could've done without the glare from Ne-yo's head blinding me. Sorry, but it had to be said and you were all thinking it. Especially you, over there smirking. I was particularly amused by the 10 second long bleeps during Dreezy and Weezy's performances.

In other news, Michael Jackson's death has left us to ponder multiple questions, but one that has really resonated in my mind has been the idea of what constitutes "real music"...specifically the direction in which music is going. Is Autotune garbage? Does T-pain not make real music? I mean there was a point when Rock n' Roll was considered garbage. Just sayin'. I mean let's look at this YBF post I snagged. (PS if you're ever bored PLEASE check out the Bey-stans versus Rih-stans debate in the YBF's comments section. Tell me why people are arguing about Bey and Rih in a post about MJ's death. Smh.)

"Of course [Beyonce] and her sister are not like the Jackson’s because well……they’re not talented enough to even try to associate their names with that family. I’m sorry she seems hella fake now that Michael is gone she wants to “pay respect”. The only reason why i think beyonce has so many followers is because her fans don’t know what real music is…put in Michael’s thriller album and you stans will hear the music of a TRUE LEGEND/ICON...RIP MICHAEL."

Yes, Michael's music is TIMELESS. But because the music is different now I don't think that makes it less authentic. Beyonce's music is timeless and I would even argue that some Rihanna songs will be listened to years after she's "stopped the music." I crack myself up. Anyways, I think we should stop spending so much time hating on the ways music is changing and think about all the awesome music that has emerged since Michael's pop reign first started like Chromeo, Kanye West...Chromeo aaaaand Kanye.

Finally..please check out my new joint "Hipster." You know you want to. And if you don't want to..you know I want you to.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A HipSTAR is Born


So after months of talking about my concept for a song dedicated to the cooler-than-thou segment of society we politely call hipsters (behind their backs of course, lest they get offended that you gave them a label, shun you, and withhold your access to "the cool"), it's finally here on myspace! Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive, especially my older brother, who allowed me to record at his house despite the fact that it was midnight, and my boo, who had to sketch left and right on his job in order to come see me and support me in the booth. Of course over time I will pull a Bey and upgrade my ish but I'm very proud of the first cut. Again thx for support. I leave you with a video of me "performing" Hipster in a state of sleep drunkenness (dun forget to click the myspace link for better quality). Please note the awkward hand motions, which are sure to put the "Single Ladies" phenomenon to rest. Watch out Bey..here comes Sammus. Shouts to Fritzwa for tapin' and BIG shouts to all the pompous pricks who gave me the inspiration for this song.


video

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Okay I admit it..I LOVE Pleasure P!!!!


So I was sitting at work and because of the nature of the work that I do, somebody was blasting Pleasure P down the hallway. Now normally I don't dig whiny-imma-make-you-scream-my-name-wish-you-were-my-shawty-take-me-back-rnb BUT on this particular day I found myself giving my chair the business to every joint on that damn album.

Ashamed, I tried to erase the songs from my head. I downloaded the album off iTunes later that night. Anyways, ladies, and even gents, I urge you to cop "The Introduction of Marcus Cooper." Yes it doesn't exactly touch on issues like the Iranian election..or really anything other than him being a self-proclaimed "beast" but...if you want some good panty-droppers check it out.

Suggestions:
Under (Sex..lmao. Except not at all. *Sighs...*)
Gotta Have You (Getting hot n bothered just asking you to download it)
Your Love (Cute old school vibe, "after an amazing date" type of sweet track) hhhhh
Fire Lovin' (Nice vibe)
Birthday Suit (Some one-year-anniversary night type mess)

Okay...*fans self* writing all this has made me listen to the music again. That's my Pleasure P shoutout for today. I'll leave you with this slightly slowed down version of Under.