Tuesday, May 31, 2005 

Back like cooked crack.....


Finally after the non-stop party that is prom and graduation I can return to doing what I really love, giving money to the roc. Thats right, for those of you who haven't copped it you should seriously consider dropping a little paper on that new Memphis Bleek album. I won't say it surpasses the new Common (which is a purchase I would make in my sleep) but it definately is worth your cash. I personally reccomend the first track, I love when albums start out strong like that. The Swizzy track is nice too.


On the other side of the spectrum the new Common, all hype aside, is a masterpiece. This album is nothing but good music from beginning to end. I can't quite pick a favorite on this album yet, but I do like what they did with that live version of the food. Lethal and I both certify this as a **Classic Metal Lungies Approved.**


So it seems the Mash Out Posse has signed with the guerillas. Yes it has been confirmed by many that M.O.P. has officially signed with G-Unit records. They are supposedly in the final stages of working out the contract. I really expected Mobb Deep to sign with the unit first considering Alchemist is Em's new DJ.


So anyone with a pulse has heard this new R. Kelly mini-series type song which is titled "In the Closet". I love this, then again whenever R. Kelly goes on one of his stories or rants in a song it is usually good. 4 of the 5 parts are the track of the day.


So it seems that Kay Slay will be taking up the job of the late Justo in hosting the Mixtape Awards. Anything that feeds the mixtape industry is **Metal Lungies Approved.**



So if you weren't off getting arrested in MIA then you were probably getting your ass "beat like a slave" at the Snoop Dogg show. That whole story seems a little fishy. Why would a recording artist beat you and rob you just for dancing.

I'm gonna cut this short and just post the R. Kelly songs. I wanna get back to partying.

Track of the Day: R. Kelly- Trapped in the Closet (Part 1-4)


Monday, May 30, 2005 

GZA, Sean Price, Buckshot 5.25.05 @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Sean Price was one crazy dude, I highly suggest everyone cops his album Monkey Barz on tuesday!!, Dude was so into it they had to pretty much pull him off stage. and GZA... well he just kept his shit Classic.


7 people came early for Buckshot

He brought his fellow BCC member Sean Price

Word..Up top as always.

That wylin out mofo Buckshot ladies and gents

Buckshot knew Sean Peeeee took over the stage

Once GZA came out it was harder to focus the camera.

As you can see..

yea...

GZA getting Dow Jones closing prices from his Dj

GZA took his shit way back with some classics

You try keeping your hands still at a club

GZA has a white Dj (There is hope!!)

GZA!!

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Sunday, May 15, 2005 

Fuck Teh Gossip!



So a few days back I mentioned Dave Chappelle's troubles but after reading an Interview Time did with him in South Africa...dude is in total control which is good.. now I hope season 3 comes soon, and oh yeah I hope he sues entertainment weekly and those bitches on that defamation tip.

On the Beach With Dave Chappelle
In South Africa, TIME's Simon Robinson talks with the comic about his sudden disappearance from Chappelle's Show

Posted Sunday, May. 15, 2005

In this week's TIME, Christopher John Farley reveals why Dave Chappelle decided to leave his hit show and what he's been up to since he disappeared to South Africa two weeks ago. Last Friday night, TIME Johannesburg bureau chief Simon Robinson met with the comic at uShaka Marine World on the beach in the South African port of Durban. In a ninety minute conversation, Chappelle was eager to set the record straight on why he suddenly left the U.S. and what he's doing in South Africa. Here's Robinson's account:



Dave Chappelle shows up to our interview in a red t-shirt, blue jeans and shiny white sneakers. He lopes around in his usual style, pacing a lot, but does not seem like a man struggling to speak or to order his thoughts at all. He's lucid and thoughtful and a couple of times asks me to give him some time to think about answers. He concedes that he is dealing with a lot of issues and mentions that he had consulted a psychiatrist about a week ago for a forty minute session. He is also quite fastidious about keeping his new sneakers clean and stops at least twice to wipe smudges off their toes.

The first thing Chappelle wants is to dispel rumors—that he's got a drug problem, that he's checked into a mental institution in Durban—that have been flying around the U.S. for the past week. He says he is staying with a friend, Salim Domar, and not in a mental institution, as has been widely reported in America. Chappelle says he is in South Africa to find "a quiet place" for a while. "Let me tell you the things I can do here which I can't at home: think, eat, sleep, laugh. I'm an introspective dude. I enjoy my own thoughts sometimes. And I've been doing a lot of thinking here."

The picture he paints—and it seems a fairly honest and frank assessment— is of someone struggling to come to terms with a new position and power who's still figuring out how to come to grips with how people around him are reacting to the $50 million deal he signed last year with Comedy Central. Without naming specific characters, he seems to blame both some of his inner circle (not his family) and himself for the stresses created by last year's deal.

"There were things that overwhelmed me," he says. "But not in the way that people are saying. I haven't spent any of the money. All that stuff about partying and taking crack is not true. Why do I live on a farm in Ohio? To support my partying lifestyle?"

The problems, he says, started with his inner circle."If you don't have the right people around you and you're moving at a million miles an hour you can lose yourself," he says. "Everyone around me says, 'You're a genius!'; 'You're great!'; 'That's your voice!' But I'm not sure that they're right." And he stresses that Comedy Central was not part of the problem and put no more than normal television restrictions on what he could do.

"You got to be careful of the company you keep," Chappelle says. "It's hard to know how much to say. One of the things that happens when people make the leap from a certain amount of money to tens of millions of dollars is that the people around you dramatically change.

"During my ascent, I've seen other people go through that wall to become really big. They always said that fame didn't change them but that it changes the people around them. You always hear that but you never really understand it. But now that I'm there that makes a lot of sense and I'm learning what that means. You have to have people around you that you can trust and aren't just out for a meal ticket."

The breakdown in trust within his inner circle seems to have led him to question the material they were producing. He seems obsessed with making sure the material is good and honest and something that he will be proud. "I want to make sure I'm dancing and not shuffling," he says. "What ever decisions I make right now I'm going to have live with. Your soul is priceless." The first two seasons of his show "had a real spirit to them," he says. "I want to make sure whatever I do has spirit."

But Chappelle also says that he must share the blame for the stalled third season. "I'm admittedly a human being," he says. "I'm a difficult kind of dude." His earlier walkout during shooting "had a little psychological element to it. I have trust issues, things like that. I saw some stuff in myself that I just didn't dig. It's like when I brought a girl home to my mom and it looked as if my mom really didn't like this girl. And she told me, 'I like her just fine. I just don't like you around her.' That's how I feel in this situation. There were some things about myself that I didn't like. People got to take inventory from time to time. That's what this [coming to South Africa] is for."

This is Chappelle's second trip to South Africa. He first came to Durban, and visited Salim, in 2000. Chappelle won't tell me exactly how he met Salim but describes him as a family friend. A soft-spoken Muslim, Salim seems also to be something of a sounding board to Chappelle, who converted to Islam several years ago. While Chappelle is not doing a formal religious course in Durban, says Salim, who wore a simple cotton robe and hung back through the interview and photo shoot and only spoke when I asked him a question, "if he wants to talk religion then I'm there as someone to talk to." Says Chappelle: "This is kind of my spot where I can come to fill my spirit back up. Sometimes you neglect these things if you are running on a corporate schedule." The crux of his crisis seems to boil down to his almost obsessive need to "check my intentions." He uses the phrase a few times during the interview and explains that it means really making sure that he's doing what he's doing for the right reasons.

His family, he says, has been a huge support over the past eight months. "They've been phenomenal really, just incredible. What beautiful people. Everyone loves their family but it's good if you can like them too."

His religion is also crucial. "I don't normally talk about my religion publicly because I don't want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is a beautiful religion if you learn it the right way. It's a lifelong effort. Your religion is your standard. Coming here I don't have the distractions of fame. It quiets the ego down. I'm interested in the kind of person I've got to become. I want to be well rounded and the industry is a place of extremes. I want to be well balanced. I've got to check my intentions, man."

That includes planning for the future. When I ask him if he would ever buy a place of his own in South Africa, Chappelle replies, "First of all I've got to make sure I've got a job."

He says that he's only been recognized five or six times in the two weeks he's been here. "It happens so sporadically that when it does it freaks me out because I have to remember, 'Oh, yeah, I'm famous.'" At the end of our interview/photo shoot an American woman does recognize him. "Number seven," he cries. "Wow, I'm not that big in Africa. I've got to do an action film here."

During most of the hour and a half that we talk, Chappelle is serious and introspective. But he still has his sense of humor, which comes out as we near the end of our conversation: "Is that enough to prove I'm not smoking crack or hanging out in a mental institution?"



normal update laters

out.

Thursday, May 12, 2005 

Call off the man hunt WE STILL HERE!

So a deadly of combination of Association basketball (don’t worry TNT is on in the background, if someone gets nutted in the eye ill see it) and computer crashes meant that an update by yours truly has been a while coming...so here we go with the only thing you need on the internets!

So the aforementioned NBA playoffs are in full effect and I think its time I come out with my predictions/rambles of this round....


he cant be 100% white?!?!?

In the semifinal series that is going to be probably the more interesting of the 2 in the east (Thanks Shaq!) due to some brawl you might’ve seen 89743924 replays off on various media outlets that involved Ron Artest, you'd think this series will have some violent shit popping off. I don’t think it will, instead I think as shown tonight with Jeff Foster going the fuck off (on the court) the pacers will prevail in the end with some clutch shooting from Reggie. The thing about the Pistons is while they are very deep I think they are shooting the 3 way too much when they dont need too... and Ben Wallace's FT shooting? why doesn’t he get the same heat as Shaq? Why doesn’t the CL come with a clutch? Also the antics of that loveable Stephen Jackson simply need to last as long as possible, he is probably the gulliest player in the league hands down.... case and point....


Stephen Jackson=Preparing to clap (his hands)?
gully.


I Still can't believe B-Hay was robbed of the defensive player of the year award.

Now the other Eastern Conference series is the Wizroids Vs. Miami Heat, now the wiz are down 2-0 in the series and since they aren’t playing the Chi Bulls there is no reason for optimisim. The only healthy big men left are Michael Ruffin and Brend a/on Haywood (aka B-Hay), the players almost tried to bring back an up and coming team cancer, Kwame Brown back. Shit is looking very dire but considering they made the 2nd round is pretty damn incredible. Oh wait the wiz have a chance... if Shaq loses a limb. Oh yea Wade too.


It must be a French thing.

In the wild west the Sonics are playing the Spurs... with Ray-Ray and Radmanovic banged up, there isn’t much to say other than series over. Le Francis Basketball revolution lives to see another round.


I dont think he is thinking about handing hugs out.

In the 2nd series of the West its the Mavs vs. Suns, now this is probably the best match up in the whole playoffs the uber-high flying suns against the more defensive but still high-flying Dallas Mavericks. I think this series will pretty much result in high scoring shoot-outs all the way to game 7. Two days ago I would’ve picked the Mavs.. this was before Dampier and Nowitzki had some sissy fight in the media and Avery Johnson fell on his ass during a game (See picture dummy).

On non-playoff NBA news, was Charles Barkley and his airness bumping and grinding in a Las Vegas club to a beyonce track??? Looks like it to me. :o


In some other sports news ish famous Red Neck/Baseball player John Rocker said he wants a clean start as a pitcher, and today he goes on to compare himself to Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron. I hope the White power alliance doesn’t revoke his membership. But on a serious note how the hell are you gonna compare racist/ignorant behavior that landed you in the place you are in to 2 pioneers who were put with treatment they didn’t deserve at all what so ever? Is he frustrated that he has an ERA over 15 in some beer baseball league? boo hoo.... I hope this guy and his newly grown mullet disappear soon.



NO HOMO!!!!!!
A sports crazyness wrapup wouldnt be the same without that NFL wackyness..ladies and gentle man Onterrio Smith of the Vikings was caught with
A search of a bag Smith was carrying April 21 turned up several vials of dried urine and a device called "The Original Whizzinator," which includes a fake penis, bladder and athletic supporter.

He claims he was taking it to give to his Cousin.. Cheap bastard can’t even provide the joys of the Whizzinator for the whole Smith family.



He might not but I APPRECIATE THE CUTE XMAS OUTFITS.

Looks like after a law passed in Texas shaking the goods yo mama gave you as cheerleader is illegal (aka teh police).
He complained of cheerleaders "shaking their behinds, breaking it down," but the proposal does not define what constitutes suggestive cheering.

What about pyramids? If that shit is outlawed all perverted bottom of the pyramid particpant cheerleaders will riot (including me). I guess the house of representative is homo in texas.

Based on this footage
, I’m surprised Mike Tyson didn’t kill anyone in the ring from his punches.


In some other fucked up news in case you haven’t heard Chappelle's show season 3 is on hold indefinitely and rumors of swirling. Everything from extensive partying to excessive drug use to creative clashes are being held as the reason behind all this bullshit, well he is fucking rich bitch! I seriously hope shit comes back in top form soon because it is my favorite show bar-non. Oh yea I bet all those fucking bandwagoners yelling RICK JAMES BITCH!! YEAHHHH!!!! at him probably contributed, fucking crackers! I mean even some politician named Rick James is bitching at chappelle for having his campaign signs being stolen.


Fish check 1,2,1,2 Fish check 1,2,1,2

Tom Green is dropping a rap album. The sad thing is I will prolly cop it cuz he is top 5 dead or alive (of Canadian rappers) YESSSS SURRRRRRR.


How the mighty have fallen....from being at the throne of the Roc empire to having artist like MOP and Camron running from you like you contaminated Dame Dash and his "Music Group" is getting dropped by Universal, and so does his 2 man roster of an incarcerated man and a dead man.
Speaking of Camron, Jim Jones now holds a fucking executive position...seriously who needs college?

Shit isn’t much better for another fallen rap “mogul”, Master P...dude cant even get on an R&B album no mo'. ughhhhhhh. Plus there is no gentle C-Murder shoulder to cry on.

Now, I’ve been *cough* playing the new Common album nonstop shit is definitely at the top of my list so far 2005, and you have to cop it, preorder it, jack it, do whatever just get it. But I don’t understand wtf is going on with the cover for his mixtape, he is having a jolly good time in his outfit while the hood kids are throwing paper airplanes.. *METAL LUNGIES APPROVED*

DMX and RZA should make a callabo cut on their baby mama drama.




Yup... That’s a tattoo of a butterfly The Game got on his face...I would’ve gotten a swan myself. In an interview on allhiphop he even mentions it with some phony story to go along with it. He also tries to weasel out by saying his lyrics don’t refer to any incidents he had in dc but rather to million man march... which occurred only 10+ years ago. He also pretty much says he tossin Mya's ass on daily basis, which after seeing the new video doesn’t surprise me.. just a "cameo" my ass. And he is coming out with his own toilet paper brand, cause even bloods and crips take dumps. Hate it or love it indeed.


They make such a cute couple.

For the rock portion of ML, there is a review of the new Nine Inch Nails album.. couldn’t have said better myself.


You know as always I gotta touch on what’s poppin the district.. well after drinking lots of kool-aid the metro board of governors have decided to pimp their (metro) cars.

Because you don’t see Wackarnolds ads anywhere else.



To get back on the good side of the consumer world Wendy's is offering free frosties this weekend...The whole Metal Lungies family can now eat. Don’t forget the blessings. If that’s not up your alley cop the PopePez.

Track Down your favorite Child actors like fools from the little rascals here. That is if they are still alive.

PSA to parents, don’t get this clown for your child's birthdays... for a transsexual orgy your planning looks like he fits the bill.

I wish all suggestions could be like the ones Amazon provides.

You might’ve heard Laura Bush crack some jokes at some white house press cracka dinner... well this shit proves that she also has some dirty jokes.... purr...

This can be the foundation of MTV Cribs: Trailer Park edition.

This is the CD im gonna buy to bump in the whip, dont hate, congratulate.

Track of the day = Freeway-Where You Been.... A Scott Storch + ?uestlove beat makes Freeway have some bonkers shit.




everything hurts... out.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 

Human Crack in the Flesh


Let me begin by saying if you haven't got Swat 4, this is a MUST COP. This game has ruled my life to the point where I completely forgot about posting, schoolwork, and pimping. I make no exaggeration when I say, THIS GAME IS COOKED CRACK ON THE PC!!! This doesn't mean I change my stance on the cops, Snitches still get Stitches!


I don't need to tell you to watch that new Juelz Video. Do I? This shit is probably his best solo video. I would definately rank this among one of the best dip-associated videos of all time. Young Mohammed Atta brought it hard in this cut. Hot Track, Great Production, *Classic* Metal Lungies Approved.


Huge News!!! The Ruff Ryders are looking to release their fourth compilation album, Ryde or Die Vol. 4: The Redemption. DMX is coming back from his *cough* retirement *cough* to appear on the first single off the album, Get Wild produced by Scott Storch and also featuring Jada, Kartoon, and Flashy. The Lox will have a big presence on this album which makes it an insta-cop for me. The album will also feature big name folks like Cassidy, and Nore, and smaller names like Jin (who I hope has perfected studio rapping to the point where he can deliver a performance on par with his freestlye battles.) Keep a look out for this.


Dropping yet another good video, Game has released the video for the Kanye-produced Dreams. This was a great track on the album and this video has exactly what the Hate it or Love it vid had, a lot of editing. But seriously its a good video, watch it.


So while Jackie-O is busy dropping diss tracks. Foxy is busy denying it. Damn, this is not a good legal move for Jackie-O. She needs to shut up or she will go away like Queen Bee. Oh yeah, and that shit about the Lil' kim ghostwriters, I don't care.


Will you be copping the Xbox 360 when it drops? I won't. I'm dead broke!!!!!!!!!!!


On the other hand I will sell rock cocaine to get my hands on the three possible Ghostface albums that will drop this year. Pretty Toney still gets constant rotation, and Theodore is still THE Unit. Ghost with MF Doom, if that doesn't excite you nothing will.
Also, try and get last month's issue of XXL it has a great article on the making of the classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. I know, I know why buy when I post a link? For the classic pics, of course.

Track of the Day: Common- Corners Remix featuring Scarface and Mos Def

I'm out, too sick with allergies.

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