Thursday, July 29, 2010

Throwback Thursday: "Deep Cover '98" -- Big Pun ft. Fat Joe

"It's still 1-8-7 on an undercover cop..."

RIP Pun.

Real Talk for the Ladies

I think every man out there will agree with the truths being spoken by this angel of a woman, "Holly Hill" (I wish I could find out her real name; she deserves praise far beyond anything I can provide with a simple blog post). Ms. Hill is a former professional "other woman"; she made arrangements with several men who agreed to be her sugar daddies in return for her companionship. She has now written a book based on her experiences, and sat down with MSN for an interview about why men in relationships cheat. A few examples of her unfiltered and uncompromisingly accurate assessment of men, women, and infidelity:
"I would say 100 percent of men cannot be mentally monogamous, in that they are biologically programmed to assess the sexual attractiveness of every single woman they see."

"The introduction of sexual exclusivity to marriage was originally intended to ensure inheritances stay within families — given that the modern Will and Testament is more than adequate for this task, monogamy is no longer relevant."

"I suspect the most important thing to remember is that a man is probably only cheating [for sex] and it has absolutely nothing to do with you. Cheating men still love their wives — they just can't resist a second slice of chocolate cake. Also remember the other woman is probably very normal. We imagine other lovers to be prettier, or thinner or better dressed than us, but there aren't too many supermodels out there looking for sugar daddies. If [you find your man is cheating] and you can harness your jealousy, arrange to meet the woman — you might be able to work together to make your man the happiest guy in the world. What a wonderful thing to do for someone you love."

Ms. Hill, Crooked Straight salutes you. If you ever want to sit down for a one-on-one interview (maybe over a candlelit dinner), don't hesitate to call.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kanye Don't Need a Beat (or a mic, or a stage...)

Some say the truest hip-hop comes in the form of freestyles and flows that kick off in a park, restaurant, parking lot, etc. Kanyeezy, it appears, would agree. So standing on top of a conference table while wearing a suit and tie, he debuted a verse from his new album while visiting the folks at Twitter (the title on the video is wrong; he wasn't at Facebook).

Youngins pay attention: You don't need a bunch of ice and chicks in bikinis to spit.

(From O.C. at KISS FM in Harrisburg)

Download: Bun B ft. Drake "Put it Down"

Someone is outshining someone else, but I'm not naming no names. Put it down.

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Best Goal Celebration Ever

Brandi Chastain's striptease has nothing on these guys. "So what I do is...I cast my reel...pull it out...fry it, dye it, lay it to the beans and gravy—I ain't too lazy!"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stand and Deliver: Kevin Hart

Two clips from his new Comedy Central one hour special, "Seriously Funny".
Kevin Hart - Reasons Not to Fight
Futurama New EpisodesIt's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaRussell Simmons Stand-Up Comedy
Kevin Hart - Say It With Your Chest
Futurama New EpisodesIt's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaRussell Simmons Stand-Up Comedy

Ogle Your Way to Good Health

German researchers have found that staring at titties is good for men's health.
According to Dr. Karen Weatherby, a gerontologist and author of the study, gawking at women’s breasts is a healthy practice, almost at par with an intense exercise regime, that prolongs the lifespan of a man by five years.

She added, "Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female, is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out."

I wonder if my health insurance would cover weekly trips to the strip club? Or my subscription to Playboy?

And for all of you men out there who have slowly begun to suspect that your wife or girlfriend is trying to kill you: If she yells at you the next time you focus a little too intently on that girl walking past you at the beach, then you may have scientific proof to back up your suspicions. Run!

Download: Ice Cube "Drink the Kool-Aid"

Cube's new single... judge for yourself.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Jordan Retro XIII Flint Blue

The classic Flint Air Jordan Retro XIII is set to return later this year. Through the Flint Air Jordan Retro XIII retroed five years back, many, many people have been anticipating its return. The 2010 Flint Air Jordan XIII is pretty faithful to the last retro with it's White, Blue, and Grey upper. The Blue on the upper, in these pics at least, does appear to be a shade darker than the last retro.
From KATC. The rumored date is November 26, 2010.

Friday, July 23, 2010

LeBron is Gone

Forgotten amid the turbulence left in the wake of LeBron's "Decision" is the fact that, for some time leading up to this summer, there were a lot of people who thought James would go to the Nets to play for his boy, Jay-Z. And now that LeBron's squashed that dream, Jay's got some thoughts on it all (with the help of John Mayer).

lmao. TJ with the assist.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Download: Capone-N-Noreaga "The War Report 2" (Album)

Early reviews are all positive..

1. Pain (Produced by The Alchemist) [video coming soon]
2. Bodega Stories (Feat. The L.O.X.) (Produced by Scram Jones)
3. Dutches vs. Phillies vs. Bamboo (Feat. Raekwon) (Produced by Scram Jones)
4. My Attribute (Produced by Dreddy)
5. Favor For A Favor (Produced by BT)
6. Hood Pride (Feat. Faith Evans) (Produced by Neo Da Matrix)
7. The Reserves (Feat. Raekwon) (Produced by Tha Bizness) | Video
8. With Me (Feat. Nas) (Produced by Buckwild)
9. Live On, Live Long Pt. 2 (Dedicated To Tragedy Khadafi) (Produced by SPK)
10. The Oath (Feat. Raekwon & Busta Rhymes) (Produced by Hazardis Soundz)
11. Brother From Another (Produced by Kyze)
12. Thug Planet (Feat. Imam T.H.U.G. & Musaliny) (Produced by Tony Heathcliff) | Video
13. Scarface (Produced by Araab Muzik)
14. The Corner (Feat. Avery Storm) (Produced by M3)
15. Obituary (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)

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Foxy Arrested (Again)

Seems like Foxy's gets arrested almost as often as most rappers put out new albums.
NEW YORK — Police say rapper Foxy Brown has been arrested in New York City for allegedly violating an order of protection.

A police spokesman said he had no details on the arrest Wednesday in Brooklyn, which is not Brown's first brush with the law.

It's also worth noting that Foxy is yet another female with a rap sheet longer than Rick Ross'. Just sayin'...

Throwback Thursday: "Electric Relaxation" -- A Tribe Called Quest

I'm kind of ashamed that it's taken me this long to bring some good ol' ATCQ to the page. Classic track here. Video's cool, but I always hate when the action taking place in a video doesn't really synch up with what's going on in the song.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tail Report: Dania Ramirez

If you've been following the new season of Entourage, you've likely been asking yourself just who that is playing the mami so fine that she made Turtle forget that being the boss means being liable for sexual harassment suits. Well her name is Dania Ramirez, and she's also Maxim's latest covergirl.

[For those of you who actually read the articles, the interview with Dania can be found here.]

Drake's a C**t Tease

Pssh, big deal; I do this to girls at the bar every weekend.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

USC Returns 2005 Heisman Trophy

Since winning the Lombardi in February, Reggie Bush has gradually been losing other prestigious trophies; first Kim Kardashian, and now the Heisman he earned while at USC.

The University of Southern California will return the Heisman Trophy won by former star tailback Reggie Bush in 2005, incoming university president C.L. Max Nikias announced Tuesday.

Nikias delivered the news in a memorandum, adding that he has instructed the athletic department to remove murals of Bush and former basketball star O.J. Mayo from university grounds. Improper benefits taken by Bush and Mayo during their time at USC prompted wide-ranging NCAA sanctions leveled against the school last month

The university will also be removing Mayo and Bush's jerseys, pictures, and various paraphenalia from various school facilities, including the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

Young Baller

This is a great piece from ESPN and ABC. Jailen Cooper, I'm proud to be a fellow member of Raider Nation with you.

[Side note: McFadden didn't take a dive in this piece -- it's just that easy to tackle him. Anyone who's watched an Oakland game over the last couple of years will attest.]

Just Saying...

Lindsay Lohan -- 2 official mugshots.

Rick Ross -- 1 official mugshot.

Also, Lindsay looks a lot better on Complex Magazine's cover than Ross ever could.

Winner: Lindsay. (FREE LILO!)

Show Me Your Noobs

Internet pimping is nothing new. I would venture that between 40 to 60% of people my age—especially guys—have at some point in their lives engaged in some level of electronic gaming that didn't involve joysticks (well, I mean...). One gent from England, however, has taken it to a level well beyond anything most of us could imagine.

From The Huffington Post:
Clive Worth, 60, claims to have met and "bedded" around 1,500 women online.

He's connected with 300 of those women using Facebook, a tactic Worth says has gotten him kicked off of the social networking site—multiple times.

The British ex-miner told Metro UK that he has had his Facebook profile removed four times. "Facebook don’t give me a reason any more, they just remove me," Worth said.

If these numbers are acurate, I think it might be safe to crown Mr. Worth "The Wilt Chamberlain of the internet". I find it surprising, though, that Facebook has tried ban Worth from their site as a result. Although the site doesn't qualify as a democracy, and therefore you can't argue that they are infringing upon any rights of his, it is an overbearing move. Why should they care if he's pimped 300 women using their site? Nothing he has done is illegal, unless the UK has some kind of crazy anti-pimping laws in place. Even more laughable is Facebook's response:
A Facebook spokesperson countered that Facebook is "not the place to meet people you don’t know."

Really? Is that why it suggests people to me with whom I share a mutual friend? Is this the same social networking site that owes a fair share of its popularity to games such as Mob Wars, Mafia Wars, Farmville, and others that encourage you to interact with other people—typically strangers—in an online "community"?

Friday, July 16, 2010

It's Friday

Time to flip the script...

"When it comes to mine, take it in blood"

When you don't feel like driving your Benz to the opera, and don't feel like watching the latest film releases in your private screening room, what are you, the filthy-rich cricket fan to do? Why not turn the pages of a book that costs more than most people make in a year?

From The Wall Street Journal:
For $75,000, you can buy a piece of Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar.

Luxury publisher Kraken Opus mixed in a pint of Mr. Tendulkar's blood with paper pulp to create the signature page for a book celebrating the renowned batsman's career. The 10 limited-edition copies, which comes out in February, cost $75,000 each and have already sold out.

At a time when newspapers, magazines, and book publishers are facing the inevitable decline of their industry, high-end publishing seems to be a growing niche. While the aforementioned paper-dependent products are being rapidly overtaken by the instantaneous, digital dazzle of internet-based entertainment, luxury books appear to be, for the moment, "e-proof".
"No one says, 'I want to download the e-edition of this book,' " says book analyst Michael Norris of research firm Simba Information. "If it's a physical object that's beautifully done, people see the value."

New LeBron Nike Ads


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Took a Turn for the Douche

Ever been at a club and found yourself in the situation these two ladies are spitting on? I know I damn sure have. Garfunkel and Oates with the "mad phat Superfly stupid dope dumbass retarded bomb shit" flow.

LeBron Clowned at ESPY's

Interesting that the very network who aired the public relations debacle known as "The Decision" were the ones to own LeBron less than a week later.

Throwback Thursday: "Keep It on the Real" -- 3X Krazy

My fellow old heads should remember this one from the spring of '97. Listening to this reminds me of cruising around the night of graduation. Smooth, cool track.

Tail Report: Brooklyn Decker

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covergirl stole the show at the 2010 ESPYs last night. Mrs. Andy Roddick was easily the eye candy highlight of ESPN's annual awards ceremony.

From The Huffington Post:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mind Right

It's always good to see hip-hop artists return to the genre's roots of political enlightenment. Jasiri X, a local MC from my town (Pittsburgh) put thought to pen, pen to page, and page to mic in scripting this track, an ode to Tim Wise's essay "Imagine if the Tea Party was Black".

From the video's YouTube page:

A few months ago, Tim Wise wrote a widely circulated article called, "Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black " which challenged America to take a close look at the hypocrisy of the Right Wing. Now, a Pittsburgh rapper is accepting his challenge in true Hip Hop form. Jasiri X has released a video called "What if the Tea Party was Black." The Hip Hop artist says that he got the idea when Paradise,a member of the pro-black rap group X-Clan, forwarded him a copy of Wise's article. "I saw the article and I liked the concept," says the rapper. So Jasiri hit the studio with producer Cynik Lethal while Paradise grabbed his video camera and they went on their mission to defeat the Right Wing propaganda machine.

Jasiri X's Myspace page

Air's Choice as an Heir?

The Kobe vs. LeBron tug-of-war may never end. But the man who may have more insight than anyone else regarding this debate sees a clear choice. It's also important to note that this video was taken last summer, prior to LeBron's playoff meltdown and "Miami Rhapsody", and long before Kobe's 5th championship.

From Ball Don't Lie:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


A major court ruling today reversed much of the overbearing Federal Communications Commission policy that came about during the Bush Administration. Network television stations—ironically, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox Broadcasting Co.—won a lawsuit that charged the FCC's indecency policy as being unconstitutional. As a result, the networks will no longer face enormous fines for airing "curse" words and other "profanity".

From the Los Angeles Times:
"Under the current policy, broadcasters must choose between not airing or censoring controversial programs and risking massive fines or possibly even loss of their licenses, and it is not surprising which option they choose," U.S. Circuit Judge Rosemary S. Pooler wrote in Tuesday's 3-0 decision. "Indeed, there is ample evidence in the record that the FCC's indecency policy has chilled protected speech."

I applaud this decision. The fact that, in 2010, the concept of "curse words" still exists continues to dumbfound me. Me saying "fuck" does not destroy the lives of anyone, of any age, who happen to hear me say it. Words are words, and by now society should be at the point where such an antiquated idea as "bad words" is absurd to us.

Maybe we're finally on our way.

Christian Bale vs. Mel Gibson

This is good, but it would've been even better if they'd snuck in Tiger woods' call to his side thing, Jaimee Grubs, at the end.

Old Spice Guy's Personal Messages

I give Old Spice credit: they're milking this guy's 15 minutes for all it's worth. Here are some fantastic personalized video messages directed towards fans on Twitter Yahoo! Answers, and YouTube. (I've posted my favorite three, but there are 9 of them available at The Huffington Post.)

Monday, July 12, 2010

The-Dream's Reality

Guess the makeup bag ain't foolproof.

From The Huffington Post:
Christina Milian and husband The-Dream have called it quits, Us Weekly reports.

...The split comes amidst reports of The-Dream cheating with his assistant of a year, Melissa Santiago. Photos have surfaced of Melissa straddling The-Dream, sans wedding band, in the Caribbean ocean.

Fellas, you know what this means: Christina's single again. Strength and honor.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dear "King"...

Dan Gilbert, you have giant swinging balls, my friend. And I salute you.

Cavaliers: Open Letter to Fans from Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert


You can take it to the bank.

This night may have changed the NBA forever.

In the Heat of the Night

At approximately 9:25 PM EST, the world got its answer: Lebron James is going to Miami. Whew, thank god THAT’s over.

Well, not exactly. As one city celebrates without actually having won anything, another city mourns yet one more moment of ruinous heartbreak in a generation of sports tragedy. But tomorrow, when the GHB-laced mojitos give way to the queasy unnerve of an uncertain future, the fans in Miami may find themselves dealing with a bit of remorse.

Miami is now the “other woman.” It’s the amoral hussy who stole away Cleveland’s one true love. See that wounded, mascara-streaked, wailing woman on the banks of the Cuyahoga River? The man that did that to her, the man she thought she would live the rest of her days beside, who would take her to a glorious future; the man who, after seven years, tore her heart from her chest on live, primetime television without ever giving her the ring she so badly wanted? He’s the man standing beside you, promising you all of those same forevers, all of the same glories.

And sure, you can tell yourself that no two relationships are the same. You can even choose to believe him when he tells you that what you and he have is nothing like what he had with his ex. But somewhere, back in the damp, quiet, haunted corners of your mind, will always be the question you desperately want to know but don’t dare ask: If he did it to her, will he do it to me, too?

Download: Gucci Mane ft. Talib Kweli "Poltergeist"

Like I said, this dude is growing on me. This pairing is quite the unexpected.

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Throwback Thursday: "5 On It" -- Luniz

More classic shit. It's strange, but as ingrained as this song is in my memories of high school, I never saw the video for it until just now.

Welcome to Miami

US Magazine has just reported that Bron-Bron has already booked a big party in South Beach this weekend, which would seem to cement rumors that he has decided to sign with the Miami Heat.
LeBron James has rented six cabanas at the W Hotel South Beach this weekend to celebrate his team decision, two sources confirms to

That sound you hear isn't rain; it's teardrops falling from the cheeks of millions of Cavalier, Bull, Knick, and Net fans.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ke$ha: Oh Damn...

I'm sure you've heard about it by now. The only reason it took me this long to post it was I was at work and, well...I didn't want to have to explain myself to my management.

In case you haven't been caught up on the story yet, I'll give you a quick rundown: Perez Hilton posted this picture to his website today. It was leaked by a DJ who claims that it's the pop-rap artist herself, after a healthy application of baby batter.

So what's the verdict? Is it:

(A.) Ke$ha?
(B.) Some skank who just loves getting sprayed up?
(C.) All of the above?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Head Games?

Hup Holland Hup!

Dutch porn star Bobbi Eden—along with fellow adult film actresses Vicky Vette, Miss Hybrid, and Gabby Quinteros, who call themselves "Team BJ"—has pledged to give blow jobs to all of her followers on Twitter if The Netherlands wins the World Cup on Sunday. Now that's national pride. Bobbi currently has well over 9K followers (including yours truly), and that number is rising rapidly. The ladies are going to have their work cut out for them if The Netherlands wins it all.

And with that kind of encouragement, the Dutch may be hard to beat on Sunday.

Download: Rick Ross ft. Drake + Chrisette Michele "Aston Martin Music"

This is smooth.

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Download: Gucci Mane ft. Swizz Beatz "Gucci Time"

I have to say this character is growing on me.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Taste the Rainbow

Watch this and try not to piss yourself laughing. I dare you. Especially when the phrase "full-on" gets used.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Full Tilt Phil Ivey Spot

Be ready...


I think it's safe to say, Mel's next movie won't be doing too well with the minority and female demographics.

From E! Online:
"You're an embarrassment to me. You look like a f--king pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of n---ers it will be your fault," Gibson is heard on tape, according to RadarOnline.

Gibson's rep declined to comment on the latest rant, which reportedly comes courtesy of a recording made by baby-mama Oksana Grigorieva during an ugly argument at the height of the couple's breakup and custody fight. ...

...Per the Website, the star also called Oksana a "whore" and a "c—t" among other unsavory put-downs.

"How dare you act like such a bitch when I have been so f--king nice," he is quoted at one point.

"I am going to come and burn the f--king house down... but you will blow me first," goes another quote.

On the whole, I don't find this news all that shocking. His anti-Semitic comments in 2006 made it fairly obvious that the smiling "Christian" that everyone loved from the movie screens and red carpets was all just a facade. All that this story really does is confirm what a petty, delusional person he is.

Looks like his career has just wandered past the "Edge of Darkness".

Become an Argentina Fan in Just 44 Seconds

Her name is Dorismar, and my love for her is pure*.

*Purity is stated only in comparison to the water in the Gulf of Mexico, and not as part of a delusional belief that wanting to spend a night alone with her and a can of whipped cream equals "pure" love.

Throwback Thursday: "Street Dreams (Remix)" -- Nas ft. R. Kelly

This is one of my all-time favorite tracks. As for the video: it's cool, but I could've done without the cheesy "Casino" spoof.

Tail Report: Rosa Acosta

Here's some eye candy in the form of bombshell Rosa Acosta, although I have to say I've seen her in person at Mood in L.A. a couple months ago and she's not as fly in person. Yep, I'm hatin.