50 Cent, arguably the biggest bully in hip-hop, is writing a teen novel with a focus on bullying.
According to USA Today, the book will be titled Playground and be published by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. The first-person narrative “will tell the story of a 13-year-old schoolyard bully who finds redemption as he faces what he’s done.”
Penguin released a statement from Fiddy, in which he says, “I had a strong desire to write Playground because I wanted to explore how a kid becomes a bully. I drew on events from my own childhood and adolescence, but was excited to see the story take on its own life. This book would have been very helpful for me growing up and now that I have a teenage son, it is my goal that this will have a positive influence on all teenagers.”
Mainly because I need to post something, I decided to check out the latest happenings with hip-hop’s reigning maestro of beef, 50 Cent. In a shocker of shockers, it looks like Rick Ross aka Officer Ricky isn’t the only one looking to beef with Curtis Jackson (and no, I’m not talking about Foxy Brown).
Pruane, a YouTube phenom, has just about had it with Curtis’ shenanigans, and he’s not going to stay quiet about it. Clearly disgusted with 50’s actions, Pruane recently recorded a video expressing his displeasure with the multiplatinum recording star/actor/author/forthcoming sex toy designer. Check it out after the jump.
My boy Keith, of KNOS fame, recently asked me who ScriptGirl was. I explained the concept behind SG’s weekly video treasures, and that lead to a discussion about women who make intelligence sexy.
I’m late with it. I know this, and I am ashamed. SG’s most recent video after the jump.
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I like Curtis Jackson. Dude makes good music in my opinion. I even enjoyed his last album — well, I enjoyed it more than most people did. But that “Get Up” shit he dropped a while back for his upcoming album Before I Self Destruct was not the hotness. Nope. It wasn’t.
However, his new shit, “I Get It In” … my goodness!! This Dr. Dre production is a banger of the first order. The first great song of 2009. Peep the Funkmaster Flex-endorsed track after the jump … while it lasts!
UPDATE: New link — CDQ/No DJ after the jump!
Those that know and love me know that recently I’ve taken up with that classic alcoholic beverage known as the Bloody Mary. While I’d always liked the Bloody, it was never a major component of my repertoire until a few months back when, on a flight to Miami, I had a few on the aeroplane. The one I had on the plane was the bootleg version — vodka and tomato juice, viola! It got the job done.
However, being a massive proponent of brunch culture, as I began ordering Bloodys instead of mimosas on Sunday (and sometimes Saturday) mornings with my omelets, I realized that there was much more to the beverage then I’d originally thought. It was just my lucky (inside joke, not a typo) that two weeks ago on my birthday, I found a recipe for the bomb Bloody Mary on Lifehacker. And so I finally enjoyed the bomb Bloody for the first time this past Sunday. Why’d I wait two weeks to enjoy the bomb? Well you’ll just have to hit the jump to find out, now won’t you?
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Tagged 50 cent, alcohol, alcoholism, Ashley Dupre, bloody mary, drunk, Fearless Soulz, ibis entertainment, Jay Fingers, MySpace, Sex and The City, Team Liquor, The Greene Grape, Vitamin Water, W-I-Z
Make sure you download 50 Cent’s latest mixtape, Sincerely Yours. Twelve tracks of Fif spittin’ over old school R&B tracks. This is perfect summer music, that “Puffy shit” (which you all know I love).
One of the (more idiotic) things I’d read in regard to Lil Wayne and his latest opus Tha Carter III was that there was too much of Wayne’s personality on the album. My reaction: I suppose people don’t get it. We like our celebrities to be a type of “character.” Outlandish personalities stand out. People gravitate to these unique and larger-than-life personas. Continue reading