Saturday, February 28, 2009

Photos of the Moment: Godlove Benjamin, Going Green

Something new for awr. Music of the Moments are some of my favorite posts, so why not expand it to Photos of the Moment?? First up, my man Godlove Benjamin. Anybody that knows G'love knows that he's one of the realest dudes you'll ever meet. One of his main passions is photography, which I'm not sure a lot of people know. Check out a few of his Going Green joints. Ow.

Oh yeah, and I just got my hands on the new Ray Dolla joints. MothM coming soon. Yurp.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Music [Videos] of the Moment - February 25, 2009

So my sister Alexis and I went on the way back from Ihop for the free pancake jawn and on the way back, we heard one of my favorite songs from Hoobastank, The Reason. Back during senior year of high school, this joint went so hard. The video for the song was the first half of a two-video series. For some context, the band stages a diversion in order to steal a ruby from a pawn shop. Without me giving up too much, the band goes through with the heist in the first video. A lot happens during the second video, including the band having auditions for a new band member. Peep who tries out for the lead. Here are the first and second video from the series. But yo, really check out the musicians that try out for the band in the second video. Owwwwww.

Pt. 1 [The Reason]

Pt. 2 [Same Direction]

The second video picks off where the other leaves of and the police have showed up. Owwwww.

And I know he's been doing some wild shit lately, but this video reminds us that 'Ye is a beast.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Music of the Moment - February 22, 2009

Been mad busy with Marketing Symposium/Volunteer stuff, but everything's been going well. James Andrews [Beast.] and Steve Stoute [Beast.] were the keynotes and they killed it today. And don't forget about Morehouse Grad Coltrane Curtis. [Also a fucking Beast.] Symposium was a major success because of the hard work from the e-board and all of the individuals and companies that came out.

Now onto the music. Most people know that Steve Stoute spent time as Nas' off-and-on manager during the 90's but what most people don't know is that James Andrews also had a hand in cultivating Nas' career in its early stages while he was working with Columbia. It goes to prove something that I've been seeing a lot since I've started looking for post-grad work: The marketing world is SMALL. So I figured with the connection with Nas that these two have, I would make today's MotM be a Nas joint. Not necessarily a classic, but one of my favorites. Ow.

Man, I might as well throw a classic in there.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

NBA Trade Ish

After much deliberation, I've finally decided that the Bulls made a good choice in sending Andres Nocioni, Drew Gooden, Cedric Simmons and Michael Ruffin to the Kings for Brad Miller and John Salmons. I was never really the biggest Nocioni fan, but he got the job done for us. Always played hard, never backed down...but he just wasn't necessary. I actually liked Drew Gooden but he just never lived up to the post-Kansas hype. He was a big man for us but Brad Miller gives us more of a realistic option in the post. I know that John Salmons will be an offensive threat and it should be interesting to see what he can do along side D.Rose, Luol and Ben Gordon. (If he stays.)

I also think it was smart for the Bulls to be aggressive in acquiring Miller and Salmons after it looks like Amare might be off the market after the Suns' firing of Terry Porter. Plus, I also don't think we still have enough bargaining chips to get to Amare even if he is still on the trading block. Another late thing I've heard is that the Bulls are planning to send Larry Hughes to the Knicks for Jerome James, Tim Thomas and Anthony Roberson. I'm not as big a fan of this trade but it's going to open up some cap space for next year. This move would also give us another actual chance to get Amare in a year or so. Ow.

Tyson Chandler was sent back to New Orleans after he failed his physical for the Thunder. Damn man. This is good news for the Hornets because even though they freed up some cap space by getting rid of Chandler, they took big steps back as a contender because Joe Smith and Chris Wilcox were NOT gonna cut it.

Other random trade ish:

  • Shaq's not going to the Cavs. Even though I would LOVE to see Shaq get another ring with another team, I just don't see this as likely to happen.
  • Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth are heading to Sacramento for Shelden Williams and Bobby Brown. (No, not that Bobby Brown.)
  • The Lakers shipped Chris Mihm to the Grizzlies for a second-round pick in 2013. Oh well.
  • And lastly, T-Mac is out for the season. And he pulled a Bobby Petrino on the way out.
T-Mac u mad.

[Note: And as hype as I am for the Bulls to get Brad Miller, let's just hope that we get this Brad Miller. Not THIS Brad Miller. Ow.]

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Music [Video] of the Moment - February 18, 2009

It's about time that Kanye dropped another video from 808's & Heartbreak. I was kind of hoping for Street Lights to be the next single but hey, what has Kanye done recently that I've really agreed with?? The last month or so, he's made a couple of questionable decisions that have left me looking like:

But the music is question-free. Check out the video for Welcome to Heartbreak featuring Kid Cudi.

And the band The Fray recently dropped a cover of Heartless that was definitely worth a post.

[Also, check out
How to Save a Life. It's a life-changing song. Owwie.]

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Music of the Moment - February 17, 2009

So I'm pretty new to the Pixies even though most of their fame came in the late 80's and early 90's. A lot of their songs are pretty recognizable but I just didn't realize it was them. My favorite song from them that I've heard so far is from their 1989 album, Doolittle and it's called Hey. If you listen close, you can catch a short part of it in Zack and Miri Make a Porno in the scene after their wrap party. This song isn't new by any stretch of the imagination but it's definitely in heavy rotation on the comp right about now. Peep:

And speaking of Zack and Miri, how about my favorite scene...??

Craig Robinson's a funny dude. Ow.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Iverson Got Rid of the Braids...Anything is Possible.

Nobody was as shocked as I was to catch A.I. rockin the fresh cut tonight for the All Star game. Whoa. Next thing you know, he's gonna start going to practice. [Practice??]

And it looks like he's rockin that Stephon Marbury G-Tech cut.
Just not by choice.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Oh yeah, it's Valentine's Day

Here's my contribution:


Friday, February 13, 2009

Jermaine O'Neal Heads to...Miami??? Oww.


I've always like Jermaine O'Neal as a player, even though he played big years in Indiana. I think that even though the Heat had to give up one of their more consistent players in Shawn Marion, they got the size that they needed. Now the Heat have a big man that can at least give Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard some trouble. And it will add to more offensive production on the inside. Good trade for the Heat. The entire trade included sending O'Neal, along with Jamario Neal and a future first-round draft pick to Miami for Marion, Marcus Banks and cash.

D.Wade and Jermaine O'Neal are about to fucking ball in Miami. Throw in my man Fabolous, I mean Mario, and B'Eazy and it's about to get really interesting in the East. Ow.

I bet Shawn Marion was salty about getting traded the day after scoring the winning dunk against the Bulls. I guess that's what you get for messing with my team sonnn. When he got to practice today in Miami he got the news and was probably looking very Colt McCoy-ish:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Damn. The Bulls Can't Catch a Break...

We really can't.
It's bad enough that we're sitting on a 23-30 record going into the All-Star break but last night's loss to the Heat was the worst. Ben Gordon, who is one of the most under-appreciated players in the league, dropped 34 last an L. Last night was a heartbreaker. The Bulls had the ball with less than 4 seconds left in a tie game....sure to at least make it to overtime right??? Just peep:

This is how I looked as the game changed from definite overtime, to a heartbreaking loss:
Chicago falls again.

Excuse me while I get my Dana Jacobson on.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Music [Video/Remix] of the Moment - February 11, 2009

I originally posted Asher Roth's I Love College back in December and it's still one of my all-time favorite college songs. Now, the OFFICIAL video is out and I'm hype as shit. Not only that, but Jim Jones made a remix called I Love Harlem that wasn't too bad. [Even for Jimmy.] So peep the video for I Love College and the I Love Harlem Remix. Yurp.

I Love College (I Love Harlem Remix) feat. Jim Jones

Monday, February 9, 2009

Music of the Moment - February 10, 2009

So....Chris Brown's wylin and A.Rod's cheatin. Oh well. I don't really do R&B unless it's old school New Edition so I'm not really concerned with Chris Brown's career possibly being over after hitting Rihanna with one of these:

And I think that Alex Rodriguez admitting to using Performance Enhancing Drugs will actually improve his shot at the Hall of Fame. Call me crazy. man Shad put me on to the new single from The Lonely Island featuring T.Pain...and they're on a boat. And if you're not familiar...the group consists of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone from Saturday Night Live and they're responsible for Jizzed In My Pants. Check out the new joint with T.Pain. Funny. As. Shit.

[Note: The Lonely Island's album drops today. Go cop it so you can die laughing. Oh, and unedited version right here.]

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Music of the Moment - February 8, 2009

PhotobucketGot a slow one for you today. I'm pretty new to William F. Gibbs, a singer/songwriter from Troy, Alabama, but I like what I've heard so far. Although it's not on the same level, a lot of his music is reminiscent of older Coldplay; similar chords and sounds just with a different lead singer. The first song that I heard from Gibbs was Chasing Lights from his 2008 debut, My Fellow Sophisticates. Gibbs prides himself on his ability to reach several types of listeners with his songs. See what you think about Chasing Lights.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Music of the Moment - February 6, 2009

Aight...just get past the name.

I recently came across a song called Island from a group known as The Whitest Boy Alive. I know the name might throw you off, but the music is really good. The Berlin group's next album, Rules will be released on March 3. I've heard a few of their other songs, and they're just as good as Island. Check em out.

And I know you saw Kobe and the Lakers take out the Celtics in OT. Owww.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lebron Outdoes Kobe....for once.

Lebron James decided to follow-up Kobe's 61 point massacre of the Knicks by recording a triple double of 52 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds last night in MSG. Whoa. You might say, "Hey, it's only 53 points. Kobe scored 61." Yeah, but he didn't have any rebounds and only had 3 assists. Lebron's night was much more impressive. He is also the first person to score 50+ points in a triple double since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it in 1975...10 years before Lebron was born. Basically, he balled.

The Lakers play Boston tonight but I can't WAIT for the Lakers/Cavs game on Sunday. It's gonna be a SHOW.

And how about my Bulls rebounding from a 7 point loss against the Rockets by handling the Hornets in New Orleans. D.Rose dropped 21 and 6 and the team as a whole played pretty good d. A sign of things to come??? Playoffs for the Bulls?????

Nah. Don't bet on it.