Friday, April 29, 2011

Song of the Day

Title: Minority Report
Artist: Jay-Z feat. Ne-Yo
Album: Kingdom Come

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Album of the Day

Title: Bastard
Artist: Tyler, The Creator

If you haven't heard of OFWGKTA aka Odd Future, check them out.

Pic of the Day


Lauren Bacall

Obama's Birth Certificate

Everyone is all up in arms about the authenticity or lack thereof of Obama's birth certificate. Who cares?! Shouldn't Americans of all political stances be concerned with more important issues? Like how China is going to own us if we don't get our shit together in a few years. Most people wouldn't even be paying attention to this birth certificate crisis if Donald Trump didn't make it the primary concern of his early "campaigning." Mindless slander I tell ya. Some people just can't stand the fact we have a non-white President who may or may not identify with Islam. If it bothers you so much, move to Canada or something. Or stay and vote for Trump next year, I'm sure he will take us far.

Song of the Day

Title: Words I Never Said
Artist: Lupe Fiasco feat. Skylar Grey
Album: Lasers

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Letter to Pa-Pa

Dear Pa-Pa,
I'm still here walking the path you blessed me with. Can't believe I'm gonna be 25 this year. A lot has changed in this cold world since you passed, but I'm weathering the storm just like you taught me. It seems like the human race has reached it's tipping point and I just wish you were here to guide me, but I know you're watching over me. Mother nature is taking its toll on people all over the globe. Hurricanes, tornadoes, oil spills, earthquakes, you name it. And I know you have your qualms with religion, but it seems like The Book of Revelations is materializing right in front of us. It's almost too much to stomach. I'm beginning to believe that maybe there is a God and this is His way of making humanity pay for its wrongdoings. I've been going through a lot of growing pains over the last two years trying to figure out who I am in this world. I know one day my voice will be heard and my dreams will come true. I enjoy reaping the benefits of growing older and wiser, but sometimes I wish I were a kid again and weren't so keenly aware of how hateful people can be. Sometimes I want to fall in line and exact revenge on those that have done me wrong but I've decided it's better to be as genuine as possible. I still have a chip on my shoulder though. I miss Ireland and am dissapointed we never got a chance to return there together, but I know if your spirit still lingers on you're most likely roaming the homeland. Mims misses you I think, although she never admits it. Her health is really deteriorating so it won't be long until you two are reunited on the other side. Bittersweet of me to say that. We finally have a black President, but he hasn't been as successful as I hoped. Guess it's a sign of the times. Dad and I have been making up for lost time recently and I'm finally burying my ill feelings towards my Mom. I've come to realize that even though we rarely see eye to eye she has sacrificed a lot for me over the years to get me things she never had and for that she deserves my utmost respect. I met a girl I thought I could see as my wife but we abruptly parted ways. Maybe one day I'll see her again and things will be different. I feel guilty about the circumstances of our falling out, but we were both out of line and its been weighing on my conscience for far too long. I have trust issues I need to work on. I wish I was old enough to talk about women with you while you were still alive because me and Dad hardly do. I'm trying to make you proud by becoming clean and sober just like you but it's been difficult. I stopped smoking weed and only drink on occasion, but I'm back to smoking cigarettes. Oh, and I've been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. It hasn't been easy to deal with, but the ups and downs aren't too bad. I have to take three different meds for it and I can't tell what difference they make, if any. I know you would shake your head at me for this, but I got a tattoo of our family crest on my chest. It's just a reminder of our roots. Anyway, I hope the afterlife is treating you well and even though you've done some things you might not be proud of you deserve a worthwhile reincarnation or a spot in heaven or whatever may be. I'll do my best to carry on tradition.

Love,
Your Grandson

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lyric of the Day

Not mad cuz Eminem said n***a,
Cuz he's my n***a, wigga, cracka friend
We all black within, okay
We all African, okay
- Nas (lmao)

Song of the Day

Title: My Generation
Artist: Damian Marley and Nas feat. Joss Stone, Lil Wayne
Album: Distant Relatives

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Movie of the Day

Title: The Town
Director: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Jeremy Renner, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper

Song of the Day

Title: Murder City
Artist: Green Day
Album: 21st Century Breakdown

Pic of the Day


Stevie Williams

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Song of the Day

Title: Straight No Chaser
Artist: Bush
Album: Razorblade Suitcase

Movie of the Day

Title: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Friday, April 8, 2011

Better

Trying to be a better man
Just thought of a master plan
To let my soul live forever
You can call me Peter Pan
But I don't live in Neverland
Of those fantasies I've never been a fan
Because we all have to go sometime
That's just how life works
And we all face our forks
In the road
Past those I drove
The straight way
To the gateway
Because heaven's calling
I'll be damned if I'm falling
Into the Devil's trap
Once you get there, it's a wrap
So I'm just trying to get back
Get back home
Into my zone
To reclaim my rightful throne
And one day I'll get cheddar
But until then
I'm just trying to get better.

Why I'm Crazy

I'm sitting around listening to Maybach Music Group's "Untouchable Empire" mixtape on datpiff.com. Sometimes I get tired of conscious rap and need to let loose with some good hedonistic rap. I'm through preaching about the state of hip-hop and the consequences it has on our youth. To each his own. People are crazy because the world is crazy, not because Rick Ross flows about flipping bricks, smoking weed and driving expensive cars. And I'm crazy because I've been through some crazy situations in my life. It culminated in a 302 about 15 months ago, along with a visit from the Secret Service. I'm not going into detail about why this happened, but last I checked, having elaborate revolutionary ideas that would help people get a leg up on Uncle Sam was perfectly kosher in this country. All I can say is when people's homes are being foreclosed at an astronomical rate and the middle class is disappearing and the inner-city is still fucked up, it tests my patience. A lot. Especially when we're spending money on wars we have no business being involved in. Unless you're in the oil business. I'm doing OK, but people I grew up with are struggling. Even the ones that have good jobs are busting their ass for shit salaries. Pardon my French but things aren't all gravy in too many places around this country, especially in Philly. And now we have a stalemate on a budget proposal that could shutdown the government. Just another hiccup in an inept two-party system. I'm done for now, but I will end by saying that when I run for office in 2024 it will be on a revolutionary, unprecedented platform for an independent party. American government needs to be reinvented in order to bridge the gap between the haves and have-nots. Now I just have to think of a catchy name for my party.

Movie of the Day

Title: Raising Arizona
Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

Pic of the Day


Eddie!

Song of the Day

Title: Retrospect for Life
Artist: Common
Album: One Day It'll All Make Sense

Friday, April 1, 2011

Life Is A Card Game

What am I to do?
When the dealer pulls a joker
Got two aces in my pocket
But never been good at poker
I'm a diamond in the rough
But am I really tough enough?
Life gave me two queens
But someone must have spilled the beans
Guess that's the way life goes
It twists and it leans
I wanna muck this hand
Fuck it I'm only in for a grand
Better quit while I'm ahead
Or wait for the river card
Play this straight til I'm dead.