nothing in here is true

  1. Sunday, February 3, 2013
  2. Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  3. Thursday, April 5, 2012

    new kanye 


    from “mercy

    Most rappers taste level ain’t at my waist level
    Turn up the bass ’til it’s up-in-your-face level
    Don’t do no press but I get the most press, kid
    Plus my {girl}, make your {girl} look like Precious

  4. Sunday, March 25, 2012

    girls are cute 

    kayne and jay-z have inspired another Niggas in Paris parody/tribute

    last time it was Mos Def

    this time its two bookworms

    experiencing first world problems like having too many bookmarks

    and not wanting to give a boy love because he reads too slowly

    and cannot pronounce the name of an author.

    (get used to reading alone then baby)


    this sh*t cray

  5. Saturday, February 25, 2012

    dope block on my stove top 

    dante terrell smith aka mos def aka brother sam aka yasiin bey

    just took the kings of hip hop down a few giant rungs

    jay-z and kanye west are so proud of their hit single “Niggas In Paris” that they play it multiple times in a row as the encore to their recent “watch the throne” tour.

    they played it 5 times in miami, six times in boston, eight times in chicago, 10 times in LA, and 11 times in vancouver.

    hip hop has always been fueled with brags from cocky mc’s

    so lines from Jay like “What’s 50 grand to a muhfucka like me / Can you please remind me?” are nothing new.

    but to flip it and bring it back to the streets like mos def does by saying “it’s more than my annual salary” reminds the world that hip hop isn’t for the 1%.

    thus “ball so hard” turns into “poor so hard”, and jay and ye are taken down from their throne and presented as not the heroic idols but the idolators who are the problem and bad role models.

    meanwhile as much as we celebrated the fact that hip hop has spread to such places as omg paris,

    its a wicked joy to see what mos def does to once-amazing lines like:

    “Ball so hard, let’s get faded, Le Meurice for like 6 days
    Gold bottles, scold models, spillin’ Ace on my sick J’s
    Bitch behave, just might let you meet Ye…”

    hip hop was always about one-upping the king of the block

    this week mos def reminded us that no one is untouchable

    and no one is undethroneable

  6. Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    jay z and kanye’s excellent adventure 

    jay and kanye at staples

    halfway through their third sold out show at staples center, the opening strains of a familiar tune began and the crowd roared.

    “we’ve got a million of these” jay-z snickered.

    the tune was “we run this town” and it was hard to argue that they dont.

    over a period of two and a half hours the hip hop giants played ping pong with hit tunes

    jay-z would break into Big Pimpin, Hard Knock Life, and 99 Problems and then Kanye would rip through All of the Lights, Jesus Walks, and Gold Digger

    it was more a tag team than a battle. it was more a spectacle than a duel.

    and when Kanye asked the crowd “people always say ‘be humble’, when was the last time they told you to ‘be awesome,'” it was clear that someone had told kanye to be awesome and he listened.

    with the average ticket price of over $100 to sell out 3 nights in a row in a venue as large as staples is awesome, if not impossible

    but last night was clearly another page in Jay Z’s “history in the making”. and i was very lucky to be there.

    jay and kanye at staples

    id seen jay z a few times, most notably when he did a private show with eminem for activision at the cozy Wiltern. that night i felt that Eminem won the night.

    last night i felt Kanye won, but who are we kidding, we all win when Jay-Z is in the house – a mogul who needs no introduction or teleprompter.

    hearing him get so much love before during and after Empire State of Mind, in of all places Staples where the Lakers often do battle against East Coast teams, was indeed awesome.

    as was hearing 20,000 los angelinos sing “IM FROM NEW YOOOOORK”.

    quickly heres how i got such great seats. at 4pm i logged onto ticketmaster’s site. none of the tickets were good, but i tried to see if they had an $59 tickets left ($75 after ticketmaster’s shenanigans) – got one that was basically behind the stage.

    when i tweeted that i was going, Lakers blogger Mark Medina texted me and said he might be able to help me upgrade if i could meet him before the show.

    and bam, there i was, just above the floor, just a tad left of center.

    social networking at its best. and naturally i bought him beers all night to thank him for reaching out.

    it was a great show and i wish my pics did justice.

  7. Saturday, December 10, 2011

    people have stopped saying white boys cant rap 

    i think thats nice.

    i also think its nice when a young man decides to make flapjacks

    while he delivers his disses to chris brown to the camera.

    if only mtv decided to broadcast music videos, whoever this dude is,

    who already has 8 million views on this tune thats only been up two weeks

    would be a star.

    fortunately mtv is busy showing us reruns of the situation.

  8. Sunday, November 13, 2011

    biggie the baby whisperer 

    i was at a party last night where about half of the peeps had babies.

    very sweet people, very sweet offspring.

    the hostess asked me when i was gonna start reproducing.

    i told her ive been practicing a lot

    but i havent completed the final exam.

    can you imagine what this blog would be if it was filled with items about how i went about child-rearing or married life?

    sure itd be omg-awesome, but im sure my children would be taken away from me.

    or theyd run away from me.

    but at least there would be good music rockin the crib while they were around.