Monday, March 9, 2009

Why do artist flop?

I've noticed something about Hip Hop and R&B artists' (mainly) when they promote every album after their first album. They don't promote the album they promote themselves. You as a fan/supporter are no longer buying the music you're buying the artist, the image, the character designed for you to love and believe in. Music sells the first album and the artist sells every album after that. I can just imagine how the conversation goes, the label exec says to the artist and A&R you just sold 2 million records on your first album they love "you" (not the music) so this album we're not going to hire the best producers or songwriters all we need is a good first single and they're going to buy the album 4 million times this time. Sadly it doesn't work that way but you can count on half the sales to return but by the 3rd album you're irrelevant and they just signed someone new so you spend the rest of your career reviving it. 


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Now I Know Why Weezy & Nivea is in Love....


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Malcolm X Day

February 21, 2009 marks the 44Th year anniversary (hate using that word for this) of Malcolm X's assassination. Honestly if I can be any other man it would be this man. "Fuck all these other uncle tom so called negro leaders" (Al Sharpton) as said by the man himself. Malcolm deserves his own day just like the slave masters and other civil rights leaders before him and whats even more sad is that his death took place during black history month and niggas still don't recognize. I wonder what he'd say about that New York Post cartoon, hmmm.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Black Is Beautiful...and Necessary (Black History Post)

Air Conditioning Unit__Frederick M. Jones__July 12, 1949
Almanac__Benjamin Banneker__Approx. 1791
Auto Cut-Off Switch__Granville T. Woods__January 1, 1839
Auto Fishing Device__G. Cook__May 30, 1899
Automatic Gear Shift__Richard Spikes__February 28, 1932
Baby Buggy__W. H. Richardson__June 18, 1899
Bicycle Frame__L.R. Johnson__October 10, 1899
Biscuit Cutter__A.P. Ashbourne__November 30, 1875
Blood Plasma Bag__Charles Drew__Approx. 1945
Cellular Phone__Henry T. Sampson__July 6, 1971
Chamber Commode__T. Elkins__January 3, 1897
Clothes Dryer__G.T. Sampson__June 6, 1862
Curtain Rod__S.R. Scratton__November 30, 1889
Curtain Rod Support__William S. Grant__August 4, 1896
Door Stop__O. Dorsey__December 10, 1878
Dust Pan__Lawrence P. Ray__August 3, 1897
Egg Beater__Willie Johnson__February 5, 1884
Electric Lamp bulb__Lewis Latimer__March 21, 1882
Elevator__Alexander Miles__October 11, 1867
Eye Protector__P. Johnson__November 2, 1880
Fire Escape Ladder__J.W. Winters__May 7, 1878
Folding Bed__L.C. Bailey__July 18, 1899
Folding Chair__Brody & Surgwar__June 11, 1889
Fountain Pen__W.B. Urvis__January 7, 1890
Furniture Caster__O.A. Fisher__1878
Gas Mask__Garrett Morgan__October 1, 1914
Golf Tee__T. Grant__December 12, 1899
Guitar__Robert F. Flemming, Jr__March 3, 1886
Hair Brush__Lydia O. Newman__November 15, 18--
Hand Stamp__Walter B. Purvis__February 27, 1883
Horse Shoe__J. Ricks__March 30, 1885
Ice Cream Scooper__A.L. Cralle__February 2, 1897
Insect Destroying Gun__A.C. Richard__February 28, 1899
Ironing Board__Sarah Boone__December 30, 1887
Key Chain__F.J. Loudin__January 9, 1894
Lantern__Michael C. Harvey__August 19, 1884
Lawn Mower__L.A. Burr__May 19, 1889
Lemon Squeezer__J. Thomas White__December 8, 1893
Lock__W.A. Martin__July 23, 18--
Lubricating Cup__Elijah McCoy__November 15, 1895
Lunch Pail__James Robinson__1887
Mail Box__Paul L. Downing__October 27, 1889
Mop__Thomas W. Stewart__June 11, 1893
Motor__Frederick M. Jones__June 27, 1939
Peanut Butter__George W. Carver__1896
Pencil Sharpener__J.L. Love__November 23, 1897
Record Player Arm__Joseph Hunger Dickenson__January 8, 1819
Refrigerator__J. Standard__June 14, 1819
Riding Saddle__W.D. Davis__October 6, 1895
Rolling Pin__John W. Reed__1864
Shampoo Headrest__C.O. Bailiff__October 11, 1898
Spark Plug__Edmond Berger__February 2, 1839
Stethoscope__Imhotep__Ancient Egypt
Stove__T.A. Carrington__July 25, 1876
Straightening Comb__Madam C.J. Walker__1905
Street Sweeper__Charles B. Brooks__March 17, 1890
Phone Transmitter__Granville T. Woods__December 2, 1884
Thermostat Control__Frederick M. Jones__February 23, 1960
Traffic Light__Garrett Morgan__November 20, 1923
Tricycle__M.A. Cherry__May 6, 1886
Typewriter__Burridge & Marshman__April 7, 1885

Friday, February 6, 2009

Do You Believe.....Yet?


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hope you (most likely shouldn't) believe in....

Now as an American who is descendant of African heritage (yes I am from Nigeria) I am as happy as the next black man about having half a black man in the White House but as an individual my beliefs and agenda will not be compromised and thrown away because they through us (blacks) a bone.

First of all to become president of the United States you have to be part of a secret society such as Skull & Bones, Free Masons, etc and you don't win the job you are picked for it. don't think for one second that the "President" runs the country and I'm not talking about checks and balances this world  and I mean world is ran on debts and challenges. Where there is power there is a white man....bottom line. I don't know where you've been but America is not in power anymore. America is no longer the older brother who can bully and push around the younger siblings, these other countries are all grown up now and not having it.

When anything losses it's power they give it to a black man to run. Cities, Senate seats, and States elect black officials when all hope is gone. The country's morale was so poor and the people was so fed up that they said we gotta pull the wool over their eyes, make them believe again and then we can continue with our hidden agenda. I mean they had to show "growth" and "change" or deal with revolution. Passport applications are at an all time high, relocation's out the country are up and people are starting to see America for what it is....full of shit and hypocritical.  

Barack Obama being elected took over the entire world and was a strategy put in place by the government to try and win the people back and not just the people of America but of the world. This thing is global now. Everybody got all happy and riled up and for what? as I type Panasonic cut 15,000 jobs, Time Warner cut 1,200 and Disney is down 32%. It's getting worse before it's gets better and all Barack is and will be is a Band-Aid on Cancer and if we want change we have to do it ourselves as individuals. So when all this Obama-mania is over be ready to revolt because you'll fell the same way you did 2 years ago. Peace.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kick Game Proper...

As you all know I am a sneaker fanatic, I'm especially a fan of anything exclusively released. Like my most prized pair which is 1 of 76 "Lebron Zoom 5 Mr. Basketball's" which can easily go for $1,500 right now and I wore them twice. Nice. The guy in picture above with me is the Legendary DJ Clark Kent (his resume is too extensive so google him but just to give you an idea he discovered Jay-Z and told Columbia to sign NaS). He is also a sneaker collector but he specializes in Air Force 1's and oh baby did I see some sugar honey ice tea at his Niketown event last night.

First of all you had to RSVP for the event (which I failed to do) and the line was wrapped around and stretched all the way down Fifth Avenue. Fortunately for me Clark Kent is the homie and one call got me right in. It was a real nice event, Clark had the music going and without any doing on my part he was playing his favorite unsigned artist from The Bronx throughout the night (some kid name Emcee Nova). The sneaker heads were in full effect and it was the kind of event I could go to everyday (fuck the club). But there was this one pair of AF1's that he had in his collection designed by Mayor (picture below) and it blew my mind. Denim material, red patent leather swoosh and not just an icy bottom but the entire midsole was icy. I glorified 'em so much that mayor told me to call him and he would gladly give me the $850 customized pair designed to my liking with no problem (all because Clark is the homie). Anyway check out the shoe and show some respect.