We will continue to grind and continue to hustle even in the midst of hate.
FINALLY- I’ve been waiting for this “pre-prision” mixtape. Then again, I am a pretty big T.I. fan. Think more “Paper Trail” kinda jams. Nice appetizer while we wait a year and a day, minus Kanye using his “Kinda Like A Big Deal” Clipse verse on “On Top of the World.” So nice you had to lay it twice? Whatever.
CHECK IT: In 1990, Suave House Records was founded in HOUSTON by Tony Draper. MJG, 8ball, South Circle, Tela, Crime Boss, Rick Ross, Big Mike and Jazze Pha were some of the few names on the label. Rumor has it, some shady bidnass deals went down and Suave House crumbled. In 2008, Suave House signed a joint deal with Koch Entertainment. Draper is also manager for Clipse.
In doing some street fashion browsing, I stumbled on some really bad ass trends and looks coming out of South Africa- specifically Soweto. These youths “South African Harajuku” fashion crews. “Smarteez” appears to be the most popular. Hip-hop/grunge/rock & roll/soul/all of the above? Love it. "Amp Kip Kip" is the equvilent to Dirty South crunk-wear.
Also, a new location-based social-networking tool, “The Grid,” allows South African youths to showcase and tag specific content. "Mobikasi" is a mobile documentary about youth culture in Soweto. Here, more people have internet access through cell phones than modems. This non-linear film is divided into 25 1-minute segments. Mobikasi has been a huge influence in fashion, art, music and culture.
Hooligan working-class counterculture movement in England first coined in 2005. Think tracksuits, Burberry prints, cheap gold and a cocky “fuck-the-world” attitude. This is my aspiring summer 2k9 look.
So, Kid Cudi is old news. He is from Cleveland, friends with Kanye, tried to say he was retiring from hip-hop at SXSW 2009, blah blah blah.
The jury is still out. I mean, I can appreciate a minimal man, but the remixes shine brighter (I’m lookin’ at you, Crookers). However, he gives a shoutout to DJ Michael Watts and the slowed-n-throwed Houston in me loves that.
We went to the famous Brookville Hotel for fried chicken lunch in Abilene, Kansas. Also in Abilene: Eisenhower Presidential Center, Greyhound Hall of Fame, and lots of small-town charm/cranky old people.
Today while I was watching the Lakers get stunted on by the Rockets, I saw a promo for the upcoming Spike Lee joint Kobe: Doin’ Work. Now, don’t get it confused. I HATE KOBE BRYANT… and a canary yellow diamond isn’t gonna change my mind. You best believe that. However, Spike Lee documenting one of the greatest basketball players has me beyond intreged. Definitely checkin’ it out.
Kobe: Doin’ Work will air Saturday, May 16 at 8 PM ET on ESPN.
Get out my lane, this is my space, ho. You just get in the lane, yous a myspace ho.
I’ve been jammin’ this pretty regularly while studying in the library. I can appreciate some minimalism with swagger. And whatever, I’m alright with Don Cannon. Haters to the left. When Fish Ride Bicycles needs to step up with an upcomming release date… and stick to it. I appreciate the shout outs to Derrick Rose, T-Pain, Damon Stoudemire, Lebron James, Detroit Pistons, Super Mario Bros. 3, Home Depot, Randy Moss, Tucan Sam and Carlos Rossi, as well as Ludacris and Bun B tracks. I don’t know who Jahda is, but I can definitely get behind fiesty females in hip-hop.
Not only does this fool try to get a job at Circut City for an employee discount, he also broke Michael Jordan’s ribs in a pick-up game and made a rap album. Oh yeah, and he will run into the stands and whoop your ass. Artest was ejected last night from Game 2 of the Lakes/Rockets playoff series after catching a dirty ‘bow from Bryant.
Keep reppin’ that thug life in Houston, Ron. You know it’s hard out here for a pimp.