Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Music of the Moment - December 23-25, 2008 [Christmas Edition]

Man. It's Christmas time and another year is coming to an end. One of the things that my family does every single year is sit down and watch A Christmas Story on TNT. First of all, Ralphie is one of the more gangster characters in any Christmas movie that I've ever seen so I saw it fitting for someone to do the following: create a video from the movie A Christmas Story using music from the classic Geto Boys' song, Damn It Feels Good To Be a Gangsta. Enjoy, and I'll get at you after a short awr break for the holidays.

[Note: Juelz Santana also did a pretty sick cover of the joint too. Check it.]
Oh, and even if they Double Dog Dare you...do NOT lick the pole. [Pause, Pause and Pause.] Happy Holidays people.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Music [Video] of the Moment - December 18, 2008

I'm mad early with this one. Sike nah, I meant to post this when I first heard about it a couple days ago but you know how that is. I kind of wish that N.E.R.D. would have picked You Know What as their next single, but I'm just happy for some new N.E.R.D. shit. The video is pretty dope, check it out.

And peep the behind the scenes joint, too. Owwwww.

Who knows? If they're releasing this video after all this time then maybe they'll drop You Know What as the fourth single.

[Note: Getting pretty close to post #100. Owwwwwww.]

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Music of the Moment - December 16, 2008

Man, I'm slippin. Yesterday someone insisted that awr is strictly a sports blog...incorrect. It has been a second since one of my patented "Music of the Moment" entries so I'm bringing it back. This joint isn't even new but it's from one of my favorite newcomers, Asher Roth. And yeah, he's white, but don't let that hype you. His mixtape, The Greenhouse Effect Vol. 1 was hot as shit. You basically have to take him for what he is: a suburban white kid that raps about suburban life. I don't know about you, but that's pretty much right up my alley. Yurp.

The joint I have from him is one of the best college songs I've ever heard, I Love College. Check it out.

You gotta love the Say It Ain't So sample from Weezer.

[Note: If you can't hear the whole song, it's about time you open an imeem account. I mean, it's damn near 2009...]

Monday, December 15, 2008

So Sam Bradford Wins the Heisman. And....??

Everybody, and I mean everybody, saw this one coming. His numbers were just TOO great this year: 48 passing touchdowns to only 6 interceptions, nearly 4,500 passing yards, a 12-1 season...beastly. But what does it all mean?? Bradford and his Sooner teammates are set to face Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators on January 8th in the National Championship but does anyone remember the last time an Oklahoma Quarterback won the Heisman and then went on to play an SEC team in the Championship...?? Expect more of the same this year. Don't get me wrong, Sam Bradford is the truth. The numbers don't lie and plus he's only the second sophomore to ever win the award. The other, you ask? Mr. Tebow. I said all that to say this, congrats Mr. Bradford, but your reign on the top is going to be short like leprachauns.

Until next year, of course.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bowl Game Schedule & Predictions...Owwww

It's been a crazy year for college football and now that the Tide has been ROLLED, it's time to get ready for the Bowl Game Series.

[Note: I'm not detailing all of the bowl games, just the major ones and the ones I'm watching. Owwww.]


  • 31: -MY LSU Tigers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the Chic-Fil-A Bowl. (7:30)
WTF?? How the hell did we land this one?? I know we had a disappointing year defending our 2007 National Championship, but does that deserve a pairing with Georgia Tech in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GEORGIA?! Damn. I guess us playing in all those Sugar Bowls (7) has come back to haunt us. Even though it's essentially a home game for the Jackets, I still feel like we can beat them in their home state city.

  • 1: -UGA Bulldogs vs. Michigan State Spartans in the Capital One Bowl. (1 pm)
I was probably one of the people least surprised by Georgia's mediocre season, but it's I still have faith in them against Michigan State. Don't get me wrong, Javon Ringer could cause some problems but I feel like Stafford x Moreno x Massaquoi are even more dangerous. Plus, with this being the possible last game for these three together, I'm looking for big numbers.

  • -Penn State Nittany Lions vs. USC Trojans in the Rose Bowl. (4:30)
Oh damn. This might be one of the games I'm really looking forward to. USC, who has arguably more talent than any other team in the nation, is going against a Penn State team who was one loss away from the National Championship. I have to go with USC on this one. Their roster is too deep (pause) for Penn State to match up with, plus they're looking to prove that this should have been their year. Should be pretty high scoring, for USC at least.

  • -Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Virginia Tech Hokies in the Orange Bowl. (8:30)
This should also be a good one because I'm a fan of Tyrod Taylor. [Especially after they tried to T him]. I know that a 9-4 record from Tech doesn't jump out at you but they lost those four to some really good teams. Also, I think that Cincy might be a little bit of hype. This is the one game that I'm choosing to go with the underdog even though I'm not too sure it's gonna happen.

  • 2: -Ole Miss Rebels vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Cotton Bowl. (2 pm)
I usually go with the SEC team but...Texas Tech is gonna smash Ole Miss in this one. I could have easily seen Texas Tech in the National Championship while Ole Miss has more fluke wins than a little bit. Crabtree is about to go OFF on this overrated defense. Should be one of the more lopsided bowl games this year.

  • -Utah Utes vs. Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. (8 pm)
This should be another one-sided game. Alabama is another team that could have been in the big dance, but fell short at the end. Utah was able to go undefeated but they really only beat two quality teams. It's hard for me to say it, but Bama fucking killed half of the [SEC] teams they played this year. Bama's gonna give Utah the business by at least 3 TD's. Yurp.

  • 5: -Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Texas Longhorns in the Fiesta Bowl. (8 pm)
I'm not gonna miss one snap of this one. Ohio State has a lot to prove after a couple of trips to the Championship and the first year of a promising, young quarterback, a win over Texas would be huge. Texas, on the other hand, might have even more to prove. They were snubbed by the BCS and were unable to play in the Big 12 Championship, a game that would have allowed them to make it to the National Championship. Led by Heisman candidate Colt McCoy, they are one of the most dangerous teams in the country. This should be a legendary match-up of classic college football teams. But I'm taking Texas. [Sorry Wonderboy.]

  • 8: -Florida Gators vs. Oklahoma Sooners in the FedEx National Championship. (8 pm)
The matchup of all matchups. A fast, quick striking offense facing a powerful and experienced defense. Oklahoma's record-setting offense has never seen a defense like Florida's but at the same time, Florida didn't face an offense like OU's this year. Percy Harvin should be at full strength and we've seen what happens when he is. I'm going with Florida off the strength of being an SEC team and I can't bet against Tim Tebow. I kind of wish it was Florida/Texas, but beggars can't be choosers. Hopefully after he cleans up the country a little bit, Barack will put his foot down and force a college football playoff. Only time will tell.

Should be a fucking awesome Bowl season. Bowlinnnnn'!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

SEC Championship Prediction

Bama this, Saban that...who cares?? I'm going with Florida in today's SEC Championship. Tim Tebow just doesn't lose, plus I fucking hate Bama. The main thing that Bama has going for them is that Percy Harvin is out for the game. I just think that Florida's experience in the big game is enough to carry them past an inexperienced and young Alabama team. They have some stars with Julio Jones and even JPW but I don't think they have enough. It's hard to be against the devil, I mean Nick Saban, but I'm going with UF. The Tide's getting chomped today. Early.

[Note: For the record, I still wish it was LSU playing.]

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Where Were We?? College Football Edition...

A lot has happened in College Football since Kanye's CD dropped. Let's catch up:

-LSU took another L....but at least we're not Auburn.
[Note: We did just win the 'ship last year, were we really supposed to win it again??]
-Alabama and Florida have set the stage for one of the most anticipated SEC Championships in a very long time. I'm looking forward to the Tide getting dismantled by Florida, with or without Percy Harvin.

-Texas got fucking screwed by the BCS and two teams that they beat head-to-head will be playing in the Big 12 Championship. I've been impressed with Oklahoma...but I think Texas should have gotten the nod. Either way, the team from the Big 12 South will beat Mizzou and THENNN get smacked by either Bama or Florida. So does it really matter??
-I know you saw that linebacker from BC jump over that running back from Maryland and then sack the quarterback right?? Peep the video. Beasty to say the least.

-UGA got pwnd by Tech. Definitely didn't see that one coming. The ground game for the Jackets in the second half was just unstoppable.

-Lane Kiffin got introduced at Tennessee...and they're already accusing him of cheating?!
[Note: And his deal is for 6 years and $14+ million. Damn.]

Bonus Coverage:
-Plaxico's dumb
-[NY's] Steve Smith got sonned.
-Andre Miller should never [ever] reach on D.Rose.

-and, Wes Welker, you just got JACKED UP!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Music of the Moment - November 24, 2008

Stop fakin and go get the new Kanye. The CD is mad different but I love it already. Support Good music.

No, really.

[Note: Sure, go ahead and listen to it....but BUY it too.]

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I was WRONG. Damn Texas Tech...you lose.

[Note: Enjoy because you won't hear me say that often.]

Friday, November 21, 2008

Biggest Game of the Year...for the Big 12.

Aight, I don't have much time to post this so I'll get straight to the point. The Big 12 aint shit. Nah, they're good but I usually could care less who wins what in their conference. This is the first year since Vince Young played that I really paid attention to any football out there but it's for a really good reason. The offenses are AMAZING. There are about 5 or 6 Heisman candidates on the offensive side of the ball...but the defenses are terrible. So with tomorrow's game being the biggest game of the year for the conference, I'm going with #2 Texas Tech over #5 Oklahoma. This was a really close decision but I'm giving the edge to Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree, especially with Oklahoma missing two of their starting defenders out for the game.

There will be little to no defense played so I'm expecting a shootout. Bradford's gonna go for 300+ yards but Harrell will go for over 400. Crabtree's gonna go wild tomorrow too. And with all that said...SEC all day.

Oh and Penn State's not losing to Michigan State. Sorry Ohio State.

[Yeah, it's a video game picture...but it's gonna happen. Boomsooka.]

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

[Double] Music of the Moment - November 18, 2008

So first off, the birthday weekend was amazing. Seeing family is always good and I'm glad I got to show my boys how LSU gets down on Game Day. Even my big bro made his way home for the weekend. The game was a beast...but that's another post. 

With the week-long celebration for my 22nd birthday being officially over, I figured I'd put out 2 songs today. Both of them are from, you guessed it, Kanye's next joint, 808's & Heartbreak. The album is dropping next week and I'm hype as shit. Here go two more joints.

[Note: Tell Everyone You Know might not make the final cut. We'll see.]

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yurp, It's the Birthday...

Man, 22 seems so old...but I'm here. But with all that, I'm still thankful to be alive and healthy for my 22nd Birthday. Now it's on to B.R. to be with the fam. If you're gonna be in Baton Rouge this weekend, hollaaaaaa!! Toe, what up?!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Big Weeks Ahead. Oh, and basketball too...

This year in college football has been just as up-and-down as it has in the recent past. The #1 spot, which has not been the place to be, has been pretty good to Alabama as they've been able to hold onto it for the past few weeks. Texas Tech was able to shit on beat Oklahoma State 56-20 to stay at #2 and Texas beat Baylor to remain at #3. No real surprises here. But, the next few weeks are going to be huge for these three. Bama should coast against Mississippi State but their rivalry game against Auburn is always a big game. And not to mention these statements said by Auburn's Brad Lester. Never a good idea, yo. Especially when your team sucks. [Right Mauri??] If Bama can win these two and take down Florida in the SEC Championships, they should be more than capable of not only going to the National Championship, but they should considered the favorite. [Note: I could even go as far to call Bama/Florida the real National Championship.] Texas Tech's biggest test will be this weekend against #5 Oklahoma. The Sooners have a lot to prove after losing to a then-#5 Texas in the middle of the season. Graham Harrell's Heisman, along with a shot the National Championship, lie in Saturday's game in Norman - the biggest game in Tech history. And now, on to Texas. Despite having the distraction of a racist teammate, the Longhorns might have the easiest remaining schedule to get to the Championship. Baylor, an overrated Kansas team and Texas A&M are all that remain between Texas and the Big 12 Championship. Since the winner of that game will be Texas, Oklahoma or Texas Tech, they should be the other team in the National Championship.

With that being said, I'm going with the SEC team. Even though it burns my football soul, I'm going to go with Bama or Florida in the Championship, especially since it will be most likely be against a Big 12 team. SEC pwns.


And with that being said...NCAA basketball has begun!! ...and UNC is preseason #1. While that might seem like a good thing, the preseason #1 has gone on to win the NCAA Championship only 2 of the last ten years. 20%?? Can the Tar Heels beat history?? We'll see. The USA Today Top 10 as it is now:
1. North Carolina
2. UConn
3. Louisville
5. Duke
6. Pittsburgh
7. Michigan State
8. Texas
9. Notre Dame
10. Purdue

Should be a great year of College Hoops.


We'll see...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Beat Bama '08

It's no secret that I fucking hate Alabama. Not as a state, come on now...but as a football team. Right now, they're the number one team the country and have the Devil calling the shots for them. Nothing, I repeat, nothing would make me happier than to knock of Bama while they're at the top of their game. A loss here would remove Alabama from the National Championship picture and own Nick Saban at the same time. Can't beat that. Come on Tigers. It's also Saban's first game in Baton Rouge since he left for the NFL. The Tigers' defense needs to show up big to stop an offense that hasn't been tested much this season. This is also the last real test that Bama will face before the SEC Championship. We're not used to being the spoiler, but we're up to the challenge.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Music of the Moment - November 6, 2008 Pt. 2

New joint from my man Curren$y over the Black Mags beat.
Curren$y x Cool Kids: You Love It.

Music of the Moment - November 6, 2008

Another joint from 808s & Heartbreak is out. Blah, Blah, Blah I know all of you guys hate the AutoTune, but I like it. Check out Any Way, in all of its AutoTune glory.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes. We. Did.

"It was all a Dream." Even though these are the words that the late Notorious B.I.G. used to open one of his most famous songs, it's the same way my mother described her experience last night. I don't think I've ever been so proud to be, not only an African-American, but an American. Yesterday, November 4, 2008, history was made. Barack Obama was elected as the first African-American president of the United States of America. Man. And he did it in record fashion. According to ChicagoTribune.com, "with 97 percent of precincts reporting nationwide, Obama had secured nearly 63 million votes, the largest total in history. He led McCain 52 percent to 46 percent in the popular vote--the highest percentage of any Democratic presidential nominee in 40 years." The article also went on to say that "turnout experts estimated more than 64 percent of eligible American voters cast ballots, the best showing in at least 40 years--and in one estimate, since 1908." That's huge. It really goes to show that anything in this world is possible and that young voters really can make a difference. And even though it seems that this election has polarized the country, I'm confident that the majority of Americans will come to see that we have made the right choice for our Commander-In-Chief. I mean, would you really have been confident with John McCain and Sarah PALIN calling the shots?? It's good to see that morals and values overpowered greed, deceit and even racism. I am truly proud of Barack Obama and more than happy that I am represented by such an eloquent, impressive, and strong Black man.

Obama 08. Yes we did.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Day is Here. Finally.

It's November 4th. The day of all days. I've waited for what seems like forever for this day to come and it's turned out pretty much how I thought it would: A call from my mom telling me how excited she was, a bunch of text messages and commercials reminding me to vote and just an overall sense of anticipation from everybody.

I voted last Friday and it was honestly one of the most powerful things that I've ever done. I got there early as hell and I was still #431 to vote. By like nine o'clock there had to be like 13 hundred people crammed in the Adamsville Recreational Center. I waited for almost six hours to vote, but it was more than worth it. Just me being able to have this experience is something that my grandparents never thought they would see. So I know you've heard it a thousand times already, but PLEASE go vote. For many of us, this is the first time we've been able to vote. And with such an important election, why would we not go vote?? People sacrificed everything, including their lives, just so we would have this opportunity.

So I won't tell you who to vote for, but just vote for somebody. And with that being said.....OBAMA 08.

Music of the Moment - November 4, 2008

Now I'm not the biggest T-Pain fan. I actually don't really like his music that much at all. But this new joint he has with Kanye is a banger. It's kind of catchy and I'm almost positive that everyone can relate to Ye's verse. I know I can... Check it out.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Down. Goes. Georgia....and Dallas. Again.

I've been waiting since the UGA/Bama game to say that again, but thanks to Georgia, I can say it again. Georgia got fucking owned by Florida on Saturday in Jacksonville, 49-10. Thirty. Nine. Points. Damn. Oh well, no championship for you.
LSU took care of business against Tulane and has a HUGE chance to upset Bama this weekend as the Tide are #1 in the nation for the first time in school history. I really think that we have enough athletes, defense and enough hatred for Nick Saban to pull out the upset. Nothing would make me happier than to spoil the season for Bama.

All football fans from Texas should KILL THEMSELVES. Not necessarily because of of the Longhorns, who fell short but put up a good fight in one of the best college football games of the year. They managed to come back on Texas Tech and only left them 8 seconds to retaliate. They only needed seven. Not to mention that Michael Crabtree is a MONSTER and the best receiver in college football. Man, getting pushed out of National Championship contention sure can make you concerneddddd. But what can you do when Graham Harrell goes 36 for 53, 474 yards and 2 touchdowns?? ...you lose, that's what you do.

[Note: And the Texas Tech student section dressing like the Joker was tight as shit.]

But back to Texas football fans committing mass suicide...the Cowboys lose again?!? Now, I've never been the biggest Cowboy's hater but uh, Super Bowl champs?? Not when your record is looking very Ravens-like...

Oh well, Rex Grossman is BACK!! ...but not like he never left.

Sorry Dallas fans. Don't mean to hurt you but....U MAD.