Looks like Sasha’s getting a little too fierce for her own good.
Isis Wisdom over at Word on the Streets reports that Mrs. Shawn Carter made some less than complimentary comments about the susperstar Jackson family, insinuating that they are low class, ghetto Negroes:
The former Destiny’s Child singer said in a recent interview, “I grew up upper class. Private school. My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like The Jacksons.
“But I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.”
Now, baby Janet is livid and letting everyone know these remarks will not go unpunished. She’s out for Beyonce’s blood.
Like everybody else, I copped Cam’ron’s Roc-A-Fella debut Come Home With Me when it dropped back in 2002. Though Cam had released gems such as “Horse & Carriage” and “What Means The World To Me,” no one could resist the one-two pop combo of Come Home‘s first two singles, “Oh Boy” and “Hey Ma.”
Come Home With Me was a solid album, and it owes much of its appeal not only to its hits, but to the lesser known and appreciated tracks as well. Kanye West gave Cam the infectious “Dead or Alive,” and Just Blaze blazed “The ROC” (featuring a pre-syrup Beans and Garnier Fructis spokesman Memphis Bleek) as well as the epic “Welcome to New York City” featuring Hov. (Half! Haa.) And “On Fire Tonight” is the silliest cautionary tale about VD ever put on wax.
But no other song got more play from me than “Daydreamin’.” Admittedly, it was because of the video, shot in Miami (where I was living at the time) and in constant rotation on MTV Jams. “Daydreamin’” is still my shit, and now it’s back in my iTunes playlist. Enjoy the video after the jump.
Posted in Miami, Music, Nostalgia
Tagged Cam'ron, Come Home With Me, Daydreamin', Diplomats, Dipset, Hey Ma, Jay Fingers, Jay-Z, kanye west, Miami, MTV Jams, Oh Boy, Roc-A-Fella, Twitter
Enjoy the gifts, enjoy the food, enjoy the paid holiday, enjoy the weather, enjoy the alcohol, enjoy the sports, enjoy putting together new toys, enjoy your new outfit, enjoy your dope new camera, enjoy reading your holiday cards, enjoy last minute grocery shopping, enjoy nearly empty city streets, enjoy Facebook, MySpace, and holiday text messages, enjoy holiday music, enjoy holiday television specials, enjoy giving, enjoy receiving, but most of all, enjoy spending time with loved ones and what this time of year symbolizes, regardless of your faiths and beliefs.
One of my favorite up & coming rap crews is Miami’s own Down South Infantry, better known as DSI Entertainment. The collective was founded by two talented MCs, K-OTIC and Baysiqly, and these cats have been consistently dropping under-the-radar gems for a few years now.
Another member of the camp is my buddy E.R. In fact, it’s because of E.R. — whom I initially got to know as DaMadScientizt on the infamous Wodie/SC boards — that I became aware of the DSI crew. After toiling in the studio for months, E.R. has finally dropped his debut mixtape, Rice n Beans & Fried Cheese. Featuring artists such as Pharrell, Busta Rhymes, Lupe Fiasco, B.Z., and K-OTIC over a mixture of familiar tracks and original production, Rice n Beans is a banger.
This is not the typical cocaine rap that the 305 is known for these days, so please give this a chance. Tracklisting and download link after the jump.
Posted in entertainment, Miami, Music
Tagged 305, Baysiqly, Busta Rhymes, DSI Entertainment, E.R., hip-hop, hiphop, K-OTIC, Little Havana, Lupe Fiasco, Miami, mixtape, Pharrell, Pusha T, rap, Rice n Beans & Fried Cheese
The following was written via PDA on the train last Friday. Enjoy:
So, at this very moment, I’ve planted my tired black ass on an orange seat in the despicable F train, the only train in the MTA that I have feelings of animosity toward. The time: ten-thirty in the pm. My reason for being on the F train: the Fools Gold party at some clublike venue in the Flatiron District, near Madison Square Park.
I was coerced into going my the homie BCS, a fellow member of Team Liquor. The inciting incident, the reason I got out of bed, out of my flannel pajama pants, away from Twitter, the Facebook, and the umpteenth viewing of the masterpiece known as Ocean’s Twelve, was a text message: “Unexpected open bar.“
My reply was succinct: “Fuuuuuuuuuuuck.“
Posted in entertainment, New York City, Nightlife, Random, WTF
Tagged cabernet sauvignon, DJ A-Trak, DJ Premier, F Train, Facebook, Fools Gold, Kid Sister, Mission Impossible, MTA, Sierra Nevada, Team Liquor, Twitter
I, too, possess a LvL 12 Arousal Wand.
What can I say? Life happens. It’s the holidays. People get busy. I know I’m busy. Are you busy?
Quick update: new gig. Yeah, the “freelance” lifestyle I was living had to end, as all good things must. A brother needed some steady income, haha! The upside is, I’m working with some cool people, the atmosphere is Lebowski laid-back, I probably work 6 hours a day, got benefits and shit, and the money is fanfuckingtastic. Best of all, I’m still able to pursue my pursuits, which suits me just fine.
As most people say around this time, changes will come with the New Year. No, for seriously. I’m not telling you what they are just yet. Wait and see. I’m sure you’ll be interested.
By the way, the picture of Jay-Z and Beyonce have nothing to do with anything. Their shared look of disgust simply makes me laugh.
Okay, so that’s it. Bye.