Today’s event is one of my fave personal sporting events of the year. Tonight at approximately 7PM (Eastern Time), the annual NBA Draft will kick off, sending the mostly Tri-State crowd in the Prudential Center into a frenzy. Diehard enthusiasts will tune in on the edge of their seats, praying to the basketball gods that their team selects the right players, or even find that diamond in the rough. Yeah, lottery picks are great and all, but as history tells us, in some cases those late first round-second round picks end up panning out better than the overrated lottery draftee. I’ve decided to compile a list of who i personally think are the top 10 “Diamonds In The Rough” of the NBA Draft during the last decade. Some may disagree with my selections, but what’s an opinion if your not allowed to have one?? Let the debate ensue. Read the rest of this entry →
Tracy Morgan joined Barkley and Co. on Inside the NBA Thursday night and when asked about Sarah Palin, Morgan referred to the former VP canidate as “great masturbation material”. Sometimes real talk come with some consequences:
Needless to say, once the video went immediately viral TNT issued an apology later that night:
“It’s unfortunate Mr. Morgan showed a lack of judgment on our air with his inappropriate comments,” said Turner spokesman Jeff Pomeroy in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Read the story here . What do you expect when you bring Tracy Morgan on your program? I’m surprised he didn’t talk about getting all the cheerleaders in the place pregnant. And did Barkley say “spank you”? smh.
Source: “What’s your assessment of President Obama thus far?”
Diddy: “Ilove the president like most of us. I just want the president to do
better. There’s a difference between us voting for somebody and us
believing in somebody. He’s the person that we believed in so I pray
night and day that he understands how God ordained his presidency. I
feel there was a promise made to God to look after people that was less
fortunate, and [many] of those people are African-American…”
Puffy Combs covers the Source. In stores January 25th. Get That.
November 12, 2010 in Quotes
The founder of Def Jam has a few words for the IT man in Hip-Hop music.
I have early recollections of Damon Dash calling me and forcing me to put you on Def Poetry Jam. I knew your record, “Through The Wire,” but I didn’t know much more. When you took the stage on Def Poetry Jam that night, and spit those genuine, heartfelt words, I witnessed your specialness that Damon had emphatically told me about.
From that moment on, you became a poet who has inspired the poets. I have proudly watched your career since then, and in case someone has missed the obvious, you are making a historical impact on music. Your life story took a tough turn with the passing of your mother. Although we grieved with you, we never really knew how much pain you were in. We witnessed your moment at the MTV Music Awards and many of us dismissed it as, “oh that is just Kanye being Kanye.” The hard part of all of this, is that we have all had moments in our lives that have been challenging, painful and hard to overcome, however most of us just hide our emotions and never deal with that inner-struggle that we face on a daily basis. As an artist, Kanye, you have always looked inside for your inspiration…always exuding emotions that are in us, but that we never expose. That is what artistry is about…to look inside for what is unique. With your journey towards a higher level of consciousness, a journey that we all are on, you have shown through your art a commitment to greatness.
The thirty minute film you most recently made was beyond brilliant. Brilliance is not a word that can even begin to describe your ability to paint vibrant, vivacious, colorful yet muted paintings of poetry, music, costume, art, design and most important, passion. The passion you put into your new album is why I stayed up all those nights in the early 80’s trying to get DJs and radio stations to play our records. I knew this day would come. Actually, maybe I didn’t know, but I really, really hoped it would. I didn’t work this hard when I was your age to watch the culture go the wrong way. And you, my friend, just took us to another level. I am simply in awe.
With this power, as you know, comes great responsibility. I am saying nothing you haven’t heard before. When you spoke about President Bush during the Katrina telethon, it was not the particulars of your words that mattered, it was the essence of a feeling of the insensitivity towards our communities that many of us have felt for far too long. It was the image of the President, our President, the President of the United States Of America, peering out the window of an airplane, as the people on the ground were drowning, that hurt us the most. For centuries, our people have relentlessly tread water as hard as they could to stay afloat, and here we were, literally drowning, and it felt like the President was insensitive. There is no need to apologize, Kanye. You spoke from your heart and that is all we will ever ask from you. Don’t be afraid of the press, as your art is your blueprint, thanks to Jay-Z, your big brother, we will always carry our destiny in our own hands. You are are an artist whose art is masterful. You are a servant to this world who no matter how hard it gets, keeps on giving. Giving gifts that inspire us, challenge us and motivate us to be better family and friends.
Keep on, Kanye. Keep on. We love you. We cherish you. And we will always have your back.
In honor of Lil Wayne being released from prison we would like to present the return of our series on rappers quotes to live by. You’d be quite surprised at the wisdom that you can find in even the most simple minded artists music. Not saying that Wayne is simple minded or anything.
Jail is like Third Base, you’re coming home eventually - Lights Up (Freestyle)
All these bitches and niggas still hatin’ I used to be a baller but now I’m Bill Gaten’ got a list of full of problems, I tend to em later yeah life is a bitch but I appreciate her - Bill Gates
More wisdom from Weezy after the jump. File that in sentences I’d never thought I’d type. You can add your own in the comments.
Read more of ?uestlove’s Celebrity Stories
A site with random stories from ?uestlove’s celebrity encounters. Some pretty humorous stories. Definitely worth check-checking!
Here’s an excerpt from his 2pac tale:
. . . pac and suge walked in like this was an old western.—remember how that piano player shut his piano when rae dawn chong hit oprah’s character in the face on color purple?–man it felt like that.
This morning, the tracklist for the final version of Sir Luscious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty hit the internet, and none of the songs you’ve recorded with Dré are on there. No “Royal Flush,” and no “Lookin For Ya.” What gives?
Well, basically it boils down to Jive Records. That’s how they do it. Jive Records told me my album is a piece of art, and they didn’t know what to do with it. So I moved it over to Def Jam. And now Jive is trying to block Dré from being on my record. We can’t be on songs together now.
So because OutKast as a group is signed to Jive, they’re able to legally block the two of you from working together?
Au contraire! They cannot block it. Au contraire. Either they’re going to do it the right way, or they’re going to do it my way. How you wanna do it? The fans thirst will be quenched. You know, I’m no stranger to that internet, baby. So you already know what time it is. The thirst of the fans will be quenched.
“Royal Flush” with Dré and Raekwon has been out since 2008, but you’re saying we will be hearing “Lookin For Ya” [with André] even though it’s not on the album?
I guarantee it.
more after the jump