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For Some It’s Just Monday…

 … but for me this is almost everyday but Friday. I’m not a morning person at all. I feel them though… almost everybody gets a case of the Monday’s.  Pure genius. Props to whomeva created this joint.

Drama = Dollars…

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… at least it does for Ms. Mary J. Blige.

Now I’ve been said that the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” makes better music when she’s going through thangs. And obviously I’m not the only one that feels this way.

From MTV.COM

Mary J. Blige has a love-hate relationship with her fans, she reveals in the new issue of Vibe, out Tuesday. They don’t seem to like her when she’s happy — but she doesn’t want to be dark and depressed just to make them happy. “When I took the chance to show people I can be happy, I lost a million of my fans,” she told the magazine. “I was like, ‘I’m gonna have to lose y’all in order for us to live, because if I keep going down this dark hole, we’re all gonna die together. I’m gonna slit my wrists or take some pills, and it’s gonna be over.” That’s why Blige feels obliged, more than ever before, to write love songs that she dedicates to her husband. “That’s my buddy, my best friend, my business partner,” she said. “He’s got my back like nobody’s ever had my back. I feel like God used him to come and pull me together.”

As the age old question goes, should she give the fans what they want or does she continue to make the music that she wants to make an risk not living up to sales reputations and perhaps let down her original fans? I believe that as an artist you have to make what is in your heart. That goes for any occupation. Because when it’s all said and done, you are the one that has to look in the mirror and feel good about the work you’ve done. What do you think?

Move Over Barry and Roger….

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… it’s Hip-Hop’s turn to jump into the steroid/HGH paddywagon, I mean bandwagon.

If you haven’t heard by now, Timberland, Curtis (50 cent), Wyclef Jean, Tyler Perry (Madea)  and Mary J. Blige were all named in a year long steriod investigation that was released over the weekend.

STORY

Now Curtis has always been a pretty built dude, but I’m not against the idea that he had a lil “help,” getting that way. But from what I’ve read he’s always been pretty good about taking care of his body. However, when I heard Timberland’s name come about I didn’t doubt it one bit. Now this is America, so dispite how most citizens act, I am going to give Timbo the benefit of the doubt. But I mean in Fade to Black he was more Pillsbury Dough Boy than American Gladitor.

Mary J. and Wyclef, I really don’t see these two using steroids. Tyler Perry, that’s interesting. Well you know they say that using that stuff shrinks “a certain part of the male anatomy.” Make Tyler was trying to become Madea without going to the Doctor’s office for an operation.

Furthermore, with all the stuff going on in the world they spent a whole year on this. You telling me that they didn’t have anything better to do with tax payer dollars and super-secretive detective work than this? All this to capture some rappers. I guess the Hip-Hop police are adding more and more departments.

Toll House Torture…

I just can’t believe this……

Southern Illinois University students accused of

battery with cookies

By: Associated Press

Posted: 11/6/07

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.- Two students at Southern Illinois University in this St. Louis suburb kidnapped, paddled and burned a young man with freshly baked cookies after a drug deal went bad, prosecutors said.Madison County prosecutors on Monday charged Rosario James, 23, and Jordan Sallis, 20, each with two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of robbery and aggravated battery.

Both were jailed Tuesday on $150,000 apiece.

Sheriff’s Capt. Brad Wells said that Friday night, three men went to James’ house to buy marijuana, but two of them grabbed the drugs and fled, leaving the third behind. The suspects held that man, who is in his late teens, and told him he needed to find $400 for the drugs, Wells said.

The suspects beat the man with a wooden paddle, burned his neck and shoulders with cookies immediately after taking them from the oven, shaved off some of his hair and poured urine over him from a soda bottle, Wells said.

“It was just sheer torture,” Wells said.

Hours later, Wells said, the victim managed to escape and call police after the suspects drove him to a house in trying to get money for the drugs.

The victim sustained severe bruising but was not hospitalized.

Both suspects were arrested Saturday morning.

There was no evidence that James or Sallis had been using drugs before or during the alleged torture, Wells said Tuesday.

“Basically they ripped them off of their drugs, and they took exception to that,” Wells said.

There was no record that James or Sallis had obtained an attorney as of Tuesday, a Madison County court clerk said.

Seriously….with some cookies. Guess they guns, knives, and rusty spoons were all being cleaned. The two dudes doing the torturing were foul, but the guys that left ole’ boy there are dirty as hell. If I was the third guy they’d be catching L’s on sight.

Get out yo car….

Enough is enough.

I’ve seen a lot of lazy things in my life, last night was by far one of the worst acts of laziness that I have seen.

If you’re a parent and you can’t walk around the neighborhood with your child to trick-or-treat, then dammnit they don’t need to go. Far to many people last night were riding in their cars, holding up traffic so that their child/children could go door to door for some sweet tarts and mini candy bars.

Come on parents, leave the minivans at home and pound the pavement.  

Lyrical Heat…..

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 Joe Budden….

I hope leaving Def Jam will finally get Jump Off Joe Beezzzzyyyy on the road to stardom.  Though he had a very popular lead single in “Pump It Up,” people slept on his album like it was a Serta Sleeper.  

He’s easily one of the Top 5 out right now. Yeah, TOP 5. I say that because he is so versitle. He can spit about some many different topics and then will murder you in a beef. He took on the whole G Unit and held his on.

Here are some examples of real rap music.

 Joey murkin Ransom

Joey leavin Green Latern and crew in awe

Nashville’s not in love with strippers.

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Make no bones about it, they don’t love them hoes.

First Davidson County, Metro Nashville passes a 3 feet law prohibiting strippers from coming within 3 ft of patrons, thus eliminating all lap dances, and now this.

$50 to $500, you talk about taxation. They trying to make it virtually imposible for a man to enjoy seeing a woman make that ass clap or to slide down the pole while listening to various lewd rap songs.

I’m not a big fan of going to a club and throwin my hard earned wages at some woman I don’t even know because she’s taking her clothes off. But hey, some people are. And its also a nice option to have just in case I want to go and waste a couple of dollars making it rain – more like sprinkle.

I don’t have a problem with raising the fee to regulate the industry, however, lets be reasonable and come up with a suitable figure. Because if there are 827 dancers in the area at $500 a pop that would be $413,500 for regulation when the bugeted amount was only $77, 000? You don’t have to be DeWayne “The Rock” Johnson to raise your eyebrow funny about that.

I suspect that indeed the city is trying to make it hard for women to make money wearing clear heels. But at what point will the strippers say fuck’it and head to the local kinko’s or hit the net and start passing out those Vegas style “calling cards.”