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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Monday Madness...

"Don't hesitate 'cause the world seems cold, stay young at heart 'cause you're never old at heart..."  Earth Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World



Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, I didn't but I do plan to make up for it this weekend.  It is what it is right?

Before I delve into Monday Madness, I must rejoice in the news that ISIAH LORD (yes that is his middle name) THOMAS III IS OUT OF THE NEW YORK KNICKS ORGANIZATION!!!  Well ok he is not out, but he is no longer coach and that says a lot.  Can I get an amen?

With that said, here is Monday Madness; last weeks news that made me cringe, cuss or just shake my head.

1) Wendy Williams' husband's sexual harassment troubles: Up to this day, I frankly do not see what the whole fuss is about Wendy Williams.  A shock jock who is rude and disrespectful to those she speaks to on air.  Howard Stern is enough, we do not need a black counterpart–honestly.  It's just not my flow at all.  Well it now looks like a whole lot of trouble is coming her way, stemming from her husband Kevin Hunter's indiscretions.  Kevin Hunter has been brought up on sexual harassment charges by Wendy's talent booker, Nicole Spence.  But the thing is, a lot more women are coming out of the wood work to support Spence's allegations with stories of their own.  Look, if you are going around behind or in front of your woman, trying to chase skirts and harass women, then really you deserve what you get.  I don't know what else to say.  It looks good on ya, done deal.

2) Foxy Brown is released from jail:  Again, I might get shouted out for this one - but yes Ingrid Marchand is free.  Not to sound like a hellcat, but there is no sympathy on my part for those who put themselves in situations where they could have gone the other way and not follow the path of destruction.  Especially when the path is lit up in florescent colors and practically glowing in front of you.  I mean come on, unless you are Naomi Campbell who needs to learn to manage that anger–who hits people with their cell phone?  Especially knowing well that your action is a blatant violation of your probation and it could put your ass in a sling!  And really, I had a problem from the get go with all of her so called run ins with the law.  Didn't anyone see a Lil' Kim pattern here?  I-have-to-be-a-bad-girl-cause-my-rapping-counterpart-was-one-too syndrome?  I must have some attention too!  You know how the devil works sometimes, always on his grind.  Kim was in for "not 'snitchin'" and Foxy for parole violation.  HELLO!?  And now we have to sit through a TV show based on her release and upcoming album?  Enough already with the female rappers and jail time - enough!  Actually how about enough of the profiling and stupidity on the account of you being a rapper, trying to be a badass and profiting from your stupid decisions.  Sickening...

3) Will the real Akon please stand up: Seriously now, those who know me, know that I detest this dude.  From throwing kids off stage, to literally molesting an underage child on stage at his concert (did it really matter that the girl was underage??!!  You don't treat women like that stupid!)...oh and let us not forget–his artistic contribution to hip hop.  %^$$%^%%^KDIJHINKLSH...sorry, I couldn't stop laughing at my last statement!  Anyhow, it is no surprise to me when we heard–thanks to the Smoking Gun–that Akon is not the gully gangster that he claims to be.  SURPRISE, SURPRISE!  And that's all I will say on that.

4) Jackass' Steve-O to record a comedy gangsta rap CD: Why are we even going here?  Really...why?  Are they serious?  And to add to the insult, some producers from G-Unit are going to help him produce this dumbassidrie.  This is surely going to be a hit album!  I do hope you hear the sarcastic tone oozing out of that phrase.  I think that Kool G Rap was having an off day when he decided to rap with Steve-O a few years ago.  Steve-O rapping...why oh why?  

And lastly...

5) 31 people shot in Chicago over the past few days: WTF?  I actually shuddered when I read this, I just could not believe the senseless violence.  Out of the 31 people who were shot, at least 6 were killed.  The age range of those who were shot run from 12-65 and were either innocent bystanders or gang members.  I have to point out that the numbers from the shootings were calculated from Thursday night.  I am genuinely speechless.  I will have a full blog entry to share my feelings on this type of recklessness and disregard for life.  I just do not understand...

For the flashback of the day, I did not even know what to do or say after #5, so I thought it was best to end it on a pensive note with Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes.  Again, it is not a video but it does the job:


Look out for an In NYC podcast this weekend.  See y'all soon...

Tha Connoisseur 

2 comments:

ad said...

"dumbassidrie"
I love it when you get all ignorant...

Anonymous said...

yes, connoisseur, you have once again kept true to real music by exposing the masses to some talented artists. Heston is fantastic and the contemporary guitar is reminiscent of Ronny Jordan. I loved it! Keep up the soulalogues!