April 2008


this song is so hype to me I felt it deserved its own post. Debuted by Mr Cee. Produced by Green Lantern. Exclusively for Grand Theft Auto IV and Rockstar Music.

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For the dirty version, go see someone who knows someone like my homie Omar (damn you, O).
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UPDATE: props to 2DopeBoyz for the dirty stanking hype version of this song.

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Some folks chug homemade Nutcracker, some chainsmoke Newports, gobble bud-brownies, huff Oust, snort 8-balls, or pop “pancakes and syrup.” To each their own.

My vice list is much less exciting. I skimp on sunscreen. I keep a crazy caffeine monkey on my back. And, I lose all track of time and reason when it comes to videogames. I’m not saying I’m good at them. But finishing them becomes an obsessive compulsion.

Which is all just to say that I can’t wait to lose friends and shirk on my responsibilities once Grand Theft Auto IV drops this Tuesday.* Here’s a few reasons why….

-IGN just gave GTA IV a rating of 10 out of 10. The last perfect score they handed out was…..10 years ago (for Zelda). Here’s their video review.

-I love dark sardonic humor, and the game’s scripts and spoofs are written more Smigel than Villanch. Click to watch this “advertisement” for the Liberty City Police Department. (sigh @ the tragic irony)

-I love music (yep) and the in-game radio stations are good enough to make me forget that I’m too cheap to pay for satellite. (ps: if anyone from work is reading this, its soo all about land-based traditional radio) My esteemed colleagues Mr. Cee and Green Lantern have a station called The Beat, Bobby Konders and Jabba have Massive B radio, DJ Premier spins his personal favorites on Classics, and my stylegod Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel even spins disco on his own station K109. (But I’m already planning a surreal crime spree set to slow jams via the game’s super authentic R&B station.)

Nahright (via somethinglikearapper) posted this original track that Nas did for the game, “War is Necessary”

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And on his Friday Night Lights mix, Cee debuted this new Busta Rhymes track, produced by the homie Green, exclusively for Grand Theft Auto IV. If you register with the stat-keeping Rockstar Social Club site, you’ll actually be able to tag a song while playing, and automatically buy the mp3 via Amazon.

This is clean for the kids, but you can imagine how hard the dirty is.

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*(yeah, the Mog boys told me all about the bootleg leak, but I prefer to keep all my crime and gunplay strictly makebelieve, lol)

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“A federal judge has sentenced action star Wesley Snipes to the maximum three-year sentence on tax charges.
Prosecutors had requested three years, one year for each of Snipes’ convictions of willfully failing to file a tax return.
Snipes’ lawyers offered three dozen letters from family members, friends and even fellow actors Woody Harrelson and Denzel Washington attesting to his good character. They argued he should get only probation, because all three convictions were misdemeanors and the actor had no previous criminal record.”

I guess the letters from Denzel and Woody didnt really help.

UPDATE:
The very awkward video that preceded the plea deal….here’s when Foxy’s first lawyer says, get me the hell outta here.

Foxy got a probation pass on that Beauty Supply debacle down in Florida.

“The 28-year-old rapper returned to a Broward County courtroom Thursday to agree to the plea deal with her new attorney present, one day after her former attorney asked to be withdrawn from the case because of a conflict.Under the terms of the plea agreement, Brown will be placed on six months of probation, is required to complete 15 hours of community service, and must write letters of apology to her victims in exchange for serving any jail time…

[Hayssan Ghoneim] the owner of Queen Beauty Supply has filed a civil lawsuit against Brown.”

But, wow, this video from inside the courtroom on Weds was….uncomfortable…to watch, to say the least.

(according to Jossip)

“Jimmy Fallon is taking over for Conan O’Brien when the redhead departs for Jay Leno’s proper late night spot in 2009. A formal announcement is expected May 11 or 12, when NBC brags to advertisers about all its promising new programming, and how it’s basically handing the late late franchise to a Carson Daly knockoff.”

to which I say….

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This isn’t rap-related but I just found it interesting to read the letters that Denzel Washington and Woody Harrelson submitted to the judge who will be sentencing Wesley Snipes on his tax-fraud charges Thursday. Prosecutors have already asked the judge to throw the book at Snipes. You know, make a real example of the actor/martial-arts enthusiast/father of five. He may not get the pre-requisite Hollywood DUI every 6 months like the fucks who fill up The Green Door or Phillipe’s, but he is more offensive to the mainstream because of his other anti-establishment tendencies (setting up a Royal Guard of Amen-Ra compound isn’t like putting a red-string around your wrist).

It’s not my place to say how Wesley should be punished for his crime. Nor is it my place to judge that crime in relation to other corporate white-collar cases, or high-profile celebrity cases.

But can appreciate how this kind of show of friendship is rare.

Denzel Washington’s character reference excerpt:

“I was fortunate enough to meet Wesley Snipes over 20 years ago and have called him a friend since that first day…Wesley is like a tree – a mighty oak. He stands for so many, “like a tree, planted by streams of water with leaves that do not wither.” Many who know him have witnessed the fruit of his labors, have sat in his shade and even been protected by his presence. I am proud of him, proud to call him a fellow thespian and most importantly, proud to call him a friend. I hope that sharing my observations will assist you in making the appropriate decision in his case.”
Woody Harrelson’s character reference excerpt:

“My first movie was also his first movie, Wildcats with Goldie Hawn. Both of us were 23 and our birthdays are only one week apart. I was, along with Goldie’s character, the only Caucasian associated with the team. A few of the folks on the production were followers of Louis Farrakhan. It was the first time I experienced racism towards me. This was challenging and what could have been an ugly situation turned out to be quite the opposite. Wes took the time to discuss and dissect the issue of racism with all of us…he strives for rightness in all his relations and I realized early on what a true citizen of the world Wes is. He continues to earn my respect to this day.”

(the full letters posted on Smoking Gun)

When I posted the video of Angie and 50 in the previous post, I didnt realize the Olivia comment was missing….here are two more excerpts from 50’s chat….

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50 Cent rehashes the irrelevant non-event that was Olivia, only to throw in a unsolicited jab about her and Missy Elliot. Beg for mercy, poor thing.

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50 describes the closet smackdown between him and Floyd Mayweather

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miss info dem dare

Celebrity Drama Report 4-23-08 part 1 aka….”Missy to 50: yo’ b—- chose me!”

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Celebrity Drama Report 4-23-08 part 2 aka….Chanel and GTA 4, and Swizz will be very ok.

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Celebrity Drama Report 4-23-08 part 3 aka….how do millionaires horse around? With fisticuffs in the closet and lots o lots of cash.

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Never a dull moment when Curtis comes to town. Here’s some of the highlights from 50 and Angie‘s chat.

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Man, I knew I missed a historic good time out in HK and Tokyo. My favorite flyguys were all together to celebrate the Bape 15th Anniversary. These the few guys I know who can wear these clothes without the clothes wearing them, lol.

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