Monday, September 27, 2010
"Now can we say G.O.O.D. Music!!" - Big Sean..
everybody murdered their parts respectively, reminds me of the forever remix..
Nowadays im starting to think G.O.O.D. Music will actually be able to overmatch young money.
Speaking of Good music...
Mos Def signs with Kanye West's Good Music
Kanye West’s creative output already exceeds all other non-convicted rappers, so it begs the question: When does the Chicago MC find time to do anything else? Like, for example, his label GOOD Music, which is flourishing almost as impressively as his career’s resurgence. Already the roster includes the likes of Common, John Legend, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Consequence, GLC, Mr Hudson, and CyHi Da Prynce, and recently Pusha T of Clipse was also added to the fold. But West isn’t stopping there, as the hip hop mogul has now convinced the equally acclaimed Mos Def to join GOOD Music.
The revelation comes from this month’s issue of XXL, which is dedicated entirely to West and his label. In the article “Monster INC.”, paragraphs are offered on each of the label’s acts. Mos Def’s reads as the following:
“Just as Kanye returned to his roots to scoop up Common, he recently recruited his buddy Brooklyn rapper/singer/actor Mos Def into the GOOD Music fold. Long regarded as a formidable talent by underground devotees and mainstream fans alike, Mos appeared on “Two Words” (from Kanye’s 2005 The College Dropout) and “Drunk and Hot Girls” (from KW’s 2007 Graduation). Since his 1999 solo debut, Black on Both Sides, Mos has increasingly been pushed — whether by generational choices or self-exile — to the fringes of indie, alternative hip hop. Maybe it will take Kanye to reign him in.”
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Well, this is a stunner. On Tuesday afternoon, the news broke that the Philadelphia Eagles have named Michael Vick(notes) their starting quarterback. According to initial reports, the move has nothing to do with former starter Kevin Kolb's(notes) concussion; this is entirely a football move, seemingly based on Vick's performance in Philly's 35-32 win over the Detroit Lions last Sunday, and his ability to move the team when he spelled Kolb in the season-opening loss against Green Bay. In six quarters, Vick has completed 37 passes in 58 attempts for 459 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. He has also run for 140 yards and six first downs on just 18 carries.
The Eagles have had a long-standing belief in Kolb, who they selected in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft. They traded Donovan McNabb(notes) to the Washington Redskins in April, and put their full faith behind Kolb instead. But Vick, whom the Eagles picked up after he finished his prison sentence, was signed in August of 2009 as a backup/option quarterback, has made head coach Andy Reid's decision to keep Kolb in place far more difficult.
"When someone is playing at the level Michael Vick is playing, you have to give him an opportunity," Reid said during a Tuesday afternoon press conference. "This isn't about Kevin Kolb's play. You're talking about Michael Vick as one the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now." It is also believed that the Eagles' coaching staff and front office believes that given the problems on the team's current offensive line, Vick's mobility is a major plus in the short term.
While the move is entirely defensible on its face (especially if you aren't too impressed with Kolb), the back story puts Reid and the Eagles' front office in a position where three things can happen, and two of them are bad. The optimal situation is that Vick continues to succeed, the Eagles win a suddenly wide-open NFC East, and everyone goes to heaven in a little rowboat. That's the "Good Ship Lollipop" version. The other versions: Vick falls back to earth, and Reid reverses field by throwing a shattered Kolb to the wolves. Or: Vick fails, Kolb fails, and Reid is left without a viable quarterback. This would be especially bad news if the McNabb-led Redskins were to win the NFC East.
Then, there's the possibility of Kolb insisting on a trade -- this seems very possible. Kolb signed a two-year extension to his rookie contract, and the Eagles control his rights through the 2011 season. But if he has the feeling that the team sees Vick as its future, this may be the end.
In June, I reviewed tape of Kolb's starts to date, and I walked away unimpressed. He seemed to have a rudimentary handle on the NFL game, and while that's expected given his experience level, you can't really blame the Eagles for going with the hot hand when Vick's current skill set makes him a threat like few others.
"Michael did an exceptional job and my job is to evaluate the players," Reid said. "It's my obligation to make the proper decision ... this is what I think is right. He's back and maybe even a little better."
my opinnion: bout time they make this this move..
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
In my opinnion hes arguably one of the most gotta watch players in the nfl right next to AP. He dictates the game just by roaming around the field without him the steelers cant function at its best..Imagine how good they'll be when rothliesberger comes back!! ;D
Redkins vs Texans was a great game but my hometown team winning was a plus. Vick won today and AP had 145 yards..good weekend NFL!
Friday, September 17, 2010
This shit was something I cant believe Kanye nowadays hes just becoming too infectious to the music world..Everything hes putting out is just another hit to add to the resume..smh will he ever stop getting better..
This is one of his classics. Diamonds. The beat knocks. The lyrics are up there too this is truly good music.
Lupe spazzed on this one especially on the second half of it..kanye and lupe need to collab more.
Scientific proof that you make your own breaks.
For centuries, people have recognized the power of luck and have done whatever they could to try seizing it. Take knocking on wood, thought to date back to pagan rituals aimed at eliciting help from powerful tree gods. We still do it today, though few, if any, of us worship tree gods. So why do we pass this and other superstitions down from generation to generation? The answer lies in the power of luck.
To investigate scientifically why some people are consistently lucky and others aren't, I advertised in national periodicals for volunteers of both varieties. Four hundred men and women from all walks of life -- ages 18 to 84 -- responded.
Over a ten-year period, I interviewed these volunteers, asked them to complete diaries, personality questionnaires and IQ tests, and invited them to my laboratory for experiments. Lucky people, I found, get that way via some basic principles -- seizing chance opportunities; creating self-fulfilling prophecies through positive expectations; and adopting a resilient attitude that turns bad luck around.
Open Your Mind
Consider chance opportunities: Lucky people regularly have them; unlucky people don't. To determine why, I gave lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to tell me how many photos were inside. On average, unlucky people spent about two minutes on this exercise; lucky people spent seconds. Why? Because on the paper's second page -- in big type -- was the message "Stop counting: There are 43 photographs in this newspaper." Lucky people tended to spot the message. Unlucky ones didn't. I put a second one halfway through the paper: "Stop counting, tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $250." Again, the unlucky people missed it.
The lesson: Unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they're too busy looking for something else. Lucky people see what is there rather than just what they're looking for.
This is only part of the story. Many of my lucky participants tried hard to add variety to their lives. Before making important decisions, one altered his route to work. Another described a way of meeting people. He noticed that at parties he usually talked to the same type of person. To change this, he thought of a color and then spoke only to guests wearing that color -- women in red, say, or men in black.
Does this technique work? Well, imagine living in the center of an apple orchard. Each day you must collect a basket of apples. At first, it won't matter where you look. The entire orchard will have apples. Gradually, it becomes harder to find apples in places you've visited before. If you go to new parts of the orchard each time, the odds of finding apples will increase dramatically. It is exactly the same with luck.
Relish the Upside
Another important principle revolved around the way in which lucky and unlucky people deal with misfortune. Imagine representing your country in the Olympics. You compete, do well, and win a bronze medal. Now imagine a second Olympics. This time you do even better and win a silver medal. How happy do you think you'd feel? Most of us think we'd be happier after winning the silver medal.
But research suggests athletes who win bronze medals are actually happier. This is because silver medalists think that if they'd performed slightly better, they might have won a gold medal. In contrast, bronze medalists focus on how if they'd performed slightly worse, they wouldn't have won anything. Psychologists call this ability to imagine what might have happened, rather than what actually happened, "counter-factual" thinking.
To find out if lucky people use counter-factual thinking to ease the impact of misfortune, I asked my subjects to imagine being in a bank. Suddenly, an armed robber enters and fires a shot that hits them in the arms. Unlucky people tended to say this would be their bad luck to be in the bank during the robbery. Lucky people said it could have been worse: "You could have been shot in the head." This kind of thinking makes people feel better about themselves, keeps expectations high, and increases the likelihood of continuing to live a lucky life.
Learn to Be Lucky
Finally, I created a series of experiments examining whether thought and behavior can enhance good fortune.
First came one-on-one meetings, during which participants completed questionnaires that measured their luck and their satisfaction with six key areas of their lives. I then outlined the main principles of luck, and described techniques designed to help participants react like lucky people. For instance, they were taught how to be more open to opportunities around them, how to break routines, and how to deal with bad luck by imagining things being worse. They were asked to carry out specific exercises for a month and then report back to me.
The results were dramatic: 80 percent were happier and more satisfied with their lives -- and luckier. One unlucky subject said that after adjusting her attitude -- expecting good fortune, not dwelling on the negative -- her bad luck had vanished. One day, she went shopping and found a dress she liked. But she didn't buy it, and when she returned to the store in a week, it was gone. Instead of slinking away disappointed, she looked around and found a better dress -- for less. Events like this made her a much happier person.
Her experience shows how thoughts and behavior affect the good and bad fortune we encounter. It proves that the most elusive of holy grails -- an effective way of taking advantage of the power of luck -- is available to us all.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This was truly vintage Wayne at its best before his crossover from hiphop..I just wonder when he comes out of jail this november will he go back to this level of skill or will he resume his path toward commercialism..
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
But I never ever trip just peace, happiness, and love
I got money in these jeans so they fit me kinda snug
Plus the game is in my pocket, nigga, this is what I does"
- Drake."Up All Night"..
He performed Fancy at the Vmas wit Mary J and Swizz Beats my second favorite performance.
Drake got that effect mayne. I guess cuz he was a former actor and so truthful in his music that he made me feel like mary j nd him had somethin..he can really act..good performance.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Lupe Fiasco Talks "Lasers," "Food & Liquor II"
by Slava Kuperstein
posted September 09, 2010 at 12:58AM
Lupe Fiasco gives his thoughts on his oft-delayed album "Lasers," and a sequel to "Food & Liquor."
In a recent interview with Complex, Lupe Fiasco discussed his long-delayed project, Lasers, as well as Food & Liquor II.
When asked whether Lasers may not ever see the light of day, Lupe responded, "Lupe Fiasco: It could. The situation with me and my record company has gotten to the point where it’s just like…we’re really at our final straws. People could say it’s me, that 'Lupe doesn’t want to make popular music' or 'The label has got to have records that they can sell and Lupe is not giving them the records they want to sell' and XYZ. I’ll meet a fan on the street and we’ll have a full conversation about it," explained Lupe, who was reluctant to give substantive details. "There’s maybe six or seven people walking around who know the whole story with their mouths wide open and their jaws to the floor as to why Lasers has been held up to this point and why it’s not coming out. I can’t tell you that. We’re in a space where we’re still negotiating and some stuff isn’t meant for the public."
"I literally put it in God’s hands," said Lupe of the long-awaited project. "You know what, Lasers is a record I poured my heart into. I was actually making my own music, in the studio making the songs, and rapping on them. And at the same time, making the music more acceptable. Not making it more poppy, but making it more popular. Putting it in the position where more people can understand it but at the same time still satisfy my hardcore fanbase."
Lupe also took the time to discuss Food & Liquor II. The Chicago emcee explained that he isn't actively pursuing the release of the project. "People were saying they wanted a Lupe record, so here’s a Lupe record, from me, not some dude leaking it. Like, 'Here’s a good, solid, Lupe Fiasco record that’s official and that’s from me, that I like, that you’ll like, and I’m gonna shoot a video for.' You can treat it as an underground record, as a mixtape record, as a no-single, as a first single. I don’t really care. I’m not trying to dictate what I want that song to be. But it’s my first act of control in the last two and a half years."
I personally think Lupe should just sign with Good Music..I wish em the best
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
REPS: Tulsa, OK
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: “I have hosted a few parties for different people such as [NBA star] Kevin Durant and my old classmate, Adrian Peterson. I’m [also] the featured model on the cover of Contraband Magazine.”
FAVORITE ARTIST: “Nas. He’s original lyrically and I loved the movie Belly. If you haven’t copped his new album Distant Relatives with Damian Marley you must do so ASAP. [And] Wale [because] this man his hot. I love how he is not all extra commercial; and his unique style of music as well as personal style is [quite] appealing. [Lastly], Jay-Z. He’s classic. Enough said!”
FAVORITE VIDEO: “It would have to be a tie between Jay-Z’s ‘Girls, Girls, Girls‘ and Twista’s ‘Over Night Celebrity.’”
DREAM JOB: “Hands down [I would love to work with] Drake. So cliché, I know, but hey he is HOT! As far as directors [I would want to work with] either Hype Williams or Chris Robinson.”
SEX APPEAL: “I’m sexy because I’m not only smart—with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, as well as a soon-to-be completed Master’s degree—but I’m real. Both mentally and physically.”
TURN-ON: “Sexually, I’m turned on by roughness. Not like beat me like Ike type rough, but maybe a little slap on my booty here and there, a little bit of wrestling, and maybe a little grip around my neck while I’m against a wall.”