Monday, February 28, 2011

Funny parody

2-cent Good Christmas(Music Video Parody)

This is really how are rap is to people who don't understand us! Im talking about thoes who don't like rap or support blacks. I applaud 2-cent for making this parody though its funny.

Motivating are youth to read in a different way: Via LJI Justice Roars

I wanted every one to read this post!!!! check it out









Friday, February 25, 2011
Tom Joyner Doesn't Understand New Orleans Social Justice
2-Cent Entertainment is a remarkable New Orleans-based arts and activist collective who have built a national reputation for creating videos that are both informative and entertaining. They have received major national awards and rave reviews in the media. Their videos regularly get thousands of views, and the most popular have been seen millions of times.

Through all their success, their dedication to social justice has never wavered. They have a large local fan base who have been inspired by their commitment to building and supporting community. They have donated thousands of books to local students, and taught free classes to youth. Their videos address important issues and they lift up local voices.

So it was shocking and disappointing when Tom Joyner, host of one the most popular nationally syndicated urban radio programs in the US, used the platform of his show to launch an ill-informed attack on the group.

It started positive. "I'm always looking for creative ways to teach our children. Here's a guy in New Orleans who wants to take hip-hop music to teach kids to read," began Joyner. But the popular radio host soon turned negative. "He made a video parody of Lil' Wayne's Every Girl," said Joyner, dismissively (while also confusing the collective efforts of the group with one member, Brandan "B-Mike" Odums). After playing a clip of Every Girl, seemingly unaware that 2-Cent's video involved changing the words to the song, Tom Joyner mocked the efforts of 2-Cent, implying that his work was shallow for making use of Lil' Wayne. "Go back to DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince. Parents Just Don't Understand. Start with that one," he said, ending with a condescending, "Go back in the lab, keep working on it."

The unwarranted attack brought so many angry calls and emails from 2-Cent's fans from across the US, the Tom Joyner Morning Show was forced to invite Odums on to respond. In a conversation on the show with Joyner and co-hosts Roland Martin and Sybil Wilkes, Brandan eloquently defended his positions.

"You guys have stirred a little bit of controversy," began Martin, who asked most of the questions on the segment. "What is the motive of taking these popular songs and trying to focus on literacy?" Throughout the interview, Odums brought wisdom to the hosts, explaining the ways in which 2-Cent uses popular art forms to reach young people with positive messages. "Our elders instilled in us a responsibility to make things better," said Odums. "By taking that inheritance that they gave to us, we sort of had to do things differently. We can't use the same tactics as the past, we need to find new ways to reach kids."

As a final lesson to Tom Joyner not to mess with New Orleans, 2-Cent have premiered their new video, Tom Just Don't Understand. They are also pushing Joyner's popular show to financially support community projects in New Orleans, like 2-Cent's upcoming Literacy and Arts Festival, called LISTEN! scheduled for May 21 at Community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Road. If you want to add your voice to those writing to Joyner to ask him to make amends, you can write to him at tomjoyner@blackamericaweb.com.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Italian ice!!! "Repicci's has opened!





Attention all sweet lovers!!! There is a new shop on the block. If you love Italian Ice, Mini Doughnut bites, soda, water, and even soup than there is a rare opportunity for you! I present Repicci's Italian Ice which sales all these albums. Repicci's is located on 4505 Magazine Street and is open from 7-7 every day (Sundays?).

Italian Ice like this is very rare in south Louisiana! The flavors vary from lemon to mango to the new great flavor STRAWBERRY! Check out these pictures and look for the video to be released soon!







Monday, February 14, 2011

Bring the Wood!!

Black and Gold to the Super BOOOWWWLLLL!! If you remeber that then you should know who K.Gates is. If not, don't fret. Anyway he has released a new hype song with the Greatest Band in the Land!!! My School band of course is in the video and its not bad check it out!

Bring the Wood by K.Gates

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Photo File #4: Tune into Teens (transposed)



I have decided to take pictures of things that intrigue me and post them. For some I will add commentary and for others it is up to you, the viewer.


I'm not sure if you read the November 6th article on the next revolution of youth media. That is, Tune Into Teens (TIT)! This show is Hosted, Co-Hosted, and infiltrated by teen guest speakers. TIT tackles all the issues going on in the New Orleans community along with the country! The Show is hosted by the fiesty, Strong headed Soroya, a local junior in high school. The Co-Host is myself. I have just been introduced to the cast and the show. My 3rd episode is approaching this weekend and the topic of discussion has not been decided yet. We come on every Saturday from 10 to 11 on Wbok. If you live in New Orleans then you can Tune in on 1230 Am radio. If your anywhere else you can Tune in Via http://www.wbok1230am.com/. During the time of the show you will be allowed to click on the show link on the home page. Also you can follow on facebook and twitter (both Tune into Teens).





November Article:


Yesterday I woke up rather early and I was doing my facebook thing(stalking) when I saw a status saying "Tune into Teens this morning from 10:00 to 11:00. The radio show was broadcasted on WBOK, a station I'm very familiar with. So I tuned in, and opened up my mind to a discussion moderated by Teens. The topic of the show was "What is the difference between being Racist and being Prejudice?" They came up with a lot of valid points. One person mentioned that Racism is the isolation of a Race and I really liked that description of the word. Now to all, racism is pretty well defined but Prejudice is often analysed idea. What is prejudice? Now from what I heard on Tune into Teens I felt that they were straying from the actual meaning of prejudice. Their meanings were all unique but ran along the same line that prejudice is stereotyping but I do not believe this to be true. To me prejudice is the discrimination of someone because of a trait that is known. Stereotype is what you expect of a person based on appearance or personality. Anyway I was mainly doing this post to get the word out about Tune into Teens. This is a very good outlet for teens especially. It was very easy to call in and the talk about the issue. I ask that you tune in and listen up. It is a very informative show. You can catch it from 10:00 to 11:00 on Sat. on 1230 AM.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Photo File #3: Civics and Alfredo

I have decided to take pictures of things that intrigue me and post them. For some I will add commentary and for others it is up to you, the viewer.





Italian Pie on a Thursday night. The food is decent. That was my second time there. The price is a little past the taste but the setting is very comfy. Italien Pie on Carrolton and Canal 3 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Huh? Must Watch!

Too Funny

Photo File #2: Two 4 Life



I have decided to take pictures of things that intrigue me and post them. For some I will add commentary and for others it is up to you, the viewer.

I was thinking about my relationship, Teenage Relationships, the Whole nine yards. One very interesting thought of mine was Why are Teen Relationships short lived for the most part? Teens normally last about 4 or 5 years together as best friends then branch off and if not then you know their great friends. As for relationships, they may last anywhere between 3 weeks and 4 or 5 months. Many times its because they are bored, tired , anxious, or they run into drama. Then there's the most common reason of my particular generation which is "Hit & Quit"!
Unfortunate but realistically true. So how do relationships between teens or anyone work? I think I may have the answer.

If you've ever watched movies with teens or for teens then you most likely have seen the movies with a main boy character and two female supporting characters. Now there is one that the boy likes and the other is his best friend. Sound Familiar yet? OK now picture that the best friend actually likes him or even vice verse in gender. Your best friend is the person that is compatible with you. Not necessarily similar because that would be like beans in beans. Your best friend compliments your personality with theirs like red beans and rice. If you agree with this then good, we are on the same page. So why is it such a foreign concept to date your best friend? There's a major reason on both sides of the gender.

For guys, Usually we are not attracted to our girl bestfriends or they have boyfriends. For girls, The guy has a girlfriend or she hits him with the commonly heard " I don't want to date you because I don't want to lose our friendship." So speaking agaisnt the girls for a moment... I honestly believe that " I don't want to date you because I don't want to lose our friendship" is a bullshit excuse to tell a guy. I beleive a gilr is doing more damage to herself with that excuse.

The reason I brought any of this up is to say that the best companion for anyone is arguably your bestfriend. I say this from experience yes. If you and your best friend are attracted to each other than its for good reason. Stop being so damn naive and just date them. you'll fall in love trust me. It really starts with your STAR player! Your best friend is your biggest prospect and your potential Star player. You have to find that person and wrap your heart around him/her. It has done wonders for many people and can for you too.

Wayne's Super Bowl Pick

Wayne speaks! Know although I'm a Saints head!! It's ok that Wayne made a nice lil song for thoes in Wisconsin. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Signing day

St.Aug senoirs sign to college becoming the largest amount of signees in the state.

Photo File #1: For Men!

Burberry 30 ml
Get It!

I have decided to take pictures of things that intrigue me and post them. For some I will add commentary and for others it is up to you, the viewer.


Lupe touches doubt and Builds up hope

This Lupe Track is just a testament to how amazing his next and unfortunatley last Album (fingers still crossed). This song does not have an age barrier! all should listen.




[Skylar Grey]
It’s so loud Inside my head
With words that I should have said!
As I drown in my regrets
I can’t take back the words I never said
I can’t take back the words I never said

[Lupe Fiasco]
I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullshit
Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets
How much money does it take to really make a full clip
9/11 building 7 did they really pull it
Uhh, And a bunch of other cover ups
Your childs future was the first to go with budget cuts
If you think that hurts then, wait here comes the uppercut
The school was garbage in the first place, thats on the up and up
Keep you at the bottom but tease you with the uppercrust
You get it then they move you so you never keeping up enough
If you turn on TV all you see’s a bunch of “what the f-cks”
Dude is dating so and so blabbering bout such and such
And that aint Jersey Shore, homie thats the news
And these the same people that supposed to be telling us the truth
Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist
Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit
Thats why I aint vote for him, next one either
I’ma part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful
And I believe in the people.

[Skylar Grey]
It’s so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said!
As I drown in my regrets
I can’t take back the words I never said
I can’t take back the words I never said

[Lupe Fiasco - Verse 2]
Now you can say it aint our fault if we never heard it
But if we know better than we probably deserve it
Jihad is not a holy war, wheres that in the worship?
Murdering is not Islam!
And you are not observant
And you are not a muslim
Israel don’t take my side cause look how far you’ve pushed them
Walk with me into the ghetto, this where all the Kush went
Complain about the liquor store but what you drinking liquor for?
Complain about the gloom but when’d you pick a broom up?
Just listening to Pac aint gone make it stop
A rebel in your thoughts, aint gon make it halt
If you don’t become an actor you’ll never be a factor
Pills with million side effects
Take em when the pains felt
Wash them down with Diet soda!
Killin off your brain cells
Crooked banks around the World
Would gladly give a loan today
So if you ever miss payment
They can take your home away!

[Skylar Grey]
It’s so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said!
As I drown in my regrets
I can’t take back the words I never said, never said
I can’t take back the words I never said

[Lupe Fiasco - Verse 3]
I think that all the silence is worse than all the violence
Fear is such a weak emotion thats why I despise it
We scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth
So scared of what you think of me, I’m scared of even telling you
Sometimes I’m like the only person I feel safe to tell it to
I’m locked inside a cell in me, I know that there’s a jail in you
Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath, inhale a few
My screams is finally getting free, my thoughts is finally yelling through

[Skylar Grey]
It’s so loud Inside my head
With words that I should have said!
As I drown in my regrets
I can’t take back the words I never said



Read more: http://www.killerhiphop.com/lupe-fiasco-words-i-never-said-lyrics/#ixzz1Cnh9AT7x

TUNE INTO TEENS



I'm not sure if you read the November 6th article on the next revolution of youth media. That is, Tune Into Teens (TIT)! This show is Hosted, Co-Hosted, and infiltrated by teen guest speakers. TIT tackles all the issues going on in the New Orleans community along with the country! The Show is hosted by the fiesty, Strong headed Soroya, a local junior in high school. The Co-Host is myself. I have just been introduced to the cast and the show. My 3rd episode is approaching this weekend and the topic of discussion has not been decided yet. We come on every Saturday from 10 to 11 on Wbok. If you live in New Orleans then you can Tune in on 1230 Am radio. If your anywhere else you can Tune in Via http://www.wbok1230am.com/. During the time of the show you will be allowed to click on the show link on the home page. Also you can follow on facebook and twitter (both Tune into Teens).

November Article:

Yesterday I woke up rather early and I was doing my facebook thing(stalking) when I saw a status saying "Tune into Teens this morning from 10:00 to 11:00. The radio show was broadcasted on WBOK, a station I'm very familiar with. So I tuned in, and opened up my mind to a discussion moderated by Teens. The topic of the show was "What is the difference between being Racist and being Prejudice?" They came up with a lot of valid points. One person mentioned that Racism is the isolation of a Race and I really liked that description of the word. Now to all, racism is pretty well defined but Prejudice is often analysed idea. What is prejudice? Now from what I heard on Tune into Teens I felt that they were straying from the actual meaning of prejudice. Their meanings were all unique but ran along the same line that prejudice is stereotyping but I do not believe this to be true. To me prejudice is the discrimination of someone because of a trait that is known. Stereotype is what you expect of a person based on appearance or personality. Anyway I was mainly doing this post to get the word out about Tune into Teens. This is a very good outlet for teens especially. It was very easy to call in and the talk about the issue. I ask that you tune in and listen up. It is a very informative show. You can catch it from 10:00 to 11:00 on Sat. on 1230 AM.

Angie Martinez takes on the Busta Challenge

I had no idea who this lady was BUT NOW I HAVE THE MOST RESPECT FOR HER. Angie Martinez goes in on the Busta verse word for word. WTF?! Enjoy!


Moment 4 Life Nicki Minaj

The video many waited for.


Tweet Bananza!!

@TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER @TWITTER
@j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011


The next big Social networking site is in full blown affect. Every one with Status has one. It also comes in handy when keeping fans up-to-date. Some of my favorite Artist, Athletes and Politicians have entered the Twitter world.

One of my favorite Lyricist Wale Tweeted "I'm still Ballin like I'm Bo Diddley" Wooo



People I'm following you should follow!!!


@tuneintoteens @tuneintoteens @tuneintoteens @tuneintoteens @tuneintoteens
@erosfashion @erosfashion @erosfashion @erosfashion @erosfashion @erosfashion
@kanyewest @kanyewest @kanyewest @kanyewest @kanyewest @kanyewest @kanyewest
@RealWizKhalifa @RealWizKhalifa @RealWizKhalifa @RealWizKhalifa @RealWizKhalifa
@HuffingtonPost @HuffingtonPost @HuffingtonPost @HuffingtonPost @HuffingtonPost
@iamdiddy @iamdiddy @iamdiddy @iamdiddy @iamdiddy @iamdiddy @iamdiddy @iamdiddy

And of course me!!!!

@j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011 @j_wash2011

New Car



Teens are very intresting drivers...right? Well we do run through cars like shoes and in my case, my girlfriend "tore em up!" I thank her though because now I have a nice car lol :-)



BEFORE


2000 Montero Sport Aka "Sunny Cofax"




AFTER

2004 Nissan Pathfinder aka Matilda "Tilly"

While I was out!


While taking my long winter break I had to cop me a pair of the what Nicekicks.com calls " The most Highly anticipated Sneaker realese of the year." Check out the article to it!


"The most highly-anticipated sneaker release of the year is closer than its even been! Tomorrow, December 23rd, 2010, Jordan Brand will officially re-release the Cool Grey 11, for $175. The “Cool Grey” Air Jordan 11 has not seen the light of day since its original release in 2001. Since then, a number of sneakers have donned this classic color scheme, but none have intrigued the sneaker community quite like this sneaker. Michael Jordan himself has done some impressive things in this sneaker. If you recall, MJ scored 39 points and grabbed eight rebounds against the Knicks in the Madison Square Garden while wearing these. Will this be a definite purchase for you tomorrow?

Air Jordan 11
Medium Grey/White-Cool Grey
378037-001
December 23, 2010
$175 "




Saints + Seahawks = No Superbowl :-(

What was the reason behind Worldstar drop off?

Well lονеd rap Web site worldstarhiphop.com gοt shut down earlier today (January 24), аnd 50 Cent took tο hіѕ Chirrup account tο ѕау hе’s responsible.

“I don’t know whу people underestimate mе,” Fif wrote. “I јυѕt shut down WORLDSTAR fοr future advertising contact thisis50.com suckers lol. I рlасе worldstar tο bed, уου don’t believe try mе I wіll shut уουr sh*t down. I predict 2 more web sites wіll shut down thіѕ week. Take a guess whο thеу аrе. I’m sick οf thе dеѕріѕе I’m tο strong.”

“I want tο thank [H]oward [G]ordon аnd thе ехсеllеnt folks over аt homeland [security],” hе added.

Thе G-Unit General took tο thе airwaves јυѕt minutes ago tο speak more οn hіѕ gο against World Star. “Thеу’ve bееn рlасе tο bed аѕ wе speak,” hе tοld Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez. “Whеn уου rυіn уου ѕhουld rυіn completely. Thаt’s one οf thе laws,” hе continued, referencing hіѕ book Thе 50th Law.

Aѕ previously reported, 50 filed a lawsuit against thе site іn November 2009 fοr unauthorized treatment οf hіѕ image plastered асrοѕѕ thеіr homepage. Hе claims thаt thе photo іѕ misleading, causing many visitors tο reflect thаt hе owns thе site.”

Thе hip-hop mogul tοld Martinez thаt thе case іѕ expected tο gο tο court іn two weeks.

World Star Hip Hop CEO, Q, аlѕο spoke wіth Martinez, denying thаt thе Queens rap powerhouse οr Homeland Security hаd anything tο dο wіth hіѕ site being shut down. ”It’s a technical difficulty,” hе ѕаіd. “Wе’ve bееn down before tο.” Q ѕаіd thе site ѕhουld bе up аnd running shortly.

Back to Take over!!!!

HELLOOOO WORRLLDDDD!!!!!

It's good to be back in the blogging world. So much has gone on lately. let me rap it up for you: