Archive for January, 2011

This just blew up my universe.

January 29, 2011

Seriously, what the hell am I watching here?!

I recently saw that VBS did an interesting feature on Lil B and now he has actually made National Public Radio take notice. NPR just did an extensive and absolutely fascinating article on Lil B which labels him “Raps New Rebel” due to his unorthodox lyrical content. Now I have to admit that when I first caught wind of the self proclaimed “Based God”, I dismissed it.(Like I do all things new and unfamiliar) But I was compelled to do a little digging on him because I was captivated by his lunacy.

Now what amazes me is the attention he’s been getting as of late. I know that my track record would have you believe that I would hate Lil B with every ounce of my soul. But I find his whole persona, kind of charming actually.

NPR: Understanding Rap’s New Rebel
VBS.TV: Lil’ B The Based God

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PSP2: Electric Bugal…okay, okay I won’t say it.

January 28, 2011

If you give me a new Hot Shots Golf and Monster Hunter 4 Portable with online co-op(not just local co-op) on release day I will go line up right now. RIGHT…NOW.

My 2011 NBA All Star Lineup.

January 28, 2011

For posterities sake, here’s how I voted

Western All Stars:

Blake Griffin: C’mon, he’s arguably the most exciting player in the league. He’s the closest thing we have to a Vince Carter as far as dunking ability goes. Rookie of the year without a doubt.

Kevin Durant: He’s the league leading scorer. He’s fun to watch, he’s on a great team, he’s humble. He gets my vote.

Kobe Bryant: Ummm…it’s Kobe Bryant. Like Nas was to Rakim, he’s the 2nd coming of Jordan. But unlike Nas, Kobe not only has nearly caught up(stat wise) to his Airness but has a chance at surpassing him.

Eric Gordon: Gordon has had a fantastic year. I should know as he’s a star on my Fantasy Team so I know how he kills it nearly every night. Sadly for my Clips(and my Fantasy Team) he’ll be out for 3 weeks to an injury. But I still had to rep for my boy.

Emeka Okafor: I’m biased, he’s on my Fantasy Team. I could have picked Kaman but I think i’ve voted for enough Clippers. And plus, he’s injured anyway. So I opted for Okafor.

Eastern All Stars:

LeBron James: Aside from Blake, LeBron is the most exciting player to watch in the game. I hate the Heat but I still love LeBron.

Amare Stoudamire: He’s played amazing for The Knicks and brought them back to prominence. I was hoping that it was gonna be King James to do this but that obviously wasn’t in the cards. I didn’t expect him to take the Knicks this far so I have to give him credit.

Rajon Rondo: I admit I have a soft spot for assist leaders. But besides that Rondo has transformed his game drastically to what it was in the past and to make that transition seem as effortless as he does, deserves my vote. Oh and he’s the reason I never lose in assists in my Fantasy league.

Derrick Rose: He’s what Dwayne Wade was when he first came into the league. This is his best year yet and it seems like he’s only getting better. If you want a scoring point guard, there’s no one better.

Shaquille O’Neal: This is a Lifetime Achievement Award by me. I know I’m not suppose to vote on sentimentality but performance but I’m sorry, this might be the last time we see the ever entertaining Shaquille O’Neal in an All Star Game.

Anti “Azn” Movement: Jeff Staple.

January 27, 2011

A Love Supreme Dreaming supports progressive asians, not superficial “Azn’s”. Far East Movement this is not, kids.

Talking about the beginnings of Staple, getting hustled on the streets of NY and where Darrin Hudson is at now:

On street wear trends and its eventual evolution away from “mens wear” and why so many asians are into street wear:

On Hip Hop’s influence, not knowing the names of Roots songs and being a backpacker for life:

On not drinking since 1993, touring with Nas and how “image” is part of the “business”:

Griffin & Gordon.

January 27, 2011

Donald Sterling, amend your decades of idiocy and LOCK THESE TWO UP. Give them both contracts they deserve. You owe it to the very few diehard Clipper fans out there, myself included.

Sometimes I have to draw a line in the sand, even with my friends.

January 23, 2011

My friend was kidding. We’re still cool.

*“Mijo” is a nick name that dates back ten years. A group of us use to call each other that back when we worked together.

Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy.

January 22, 2011

I’ve just recently started to really like the commentary of Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy over on ESPN. I appreciate Van Gundy’s self deprecating brand of humor and I respect Jackson keeping Van Gundy in check, somewhat. I remember watching when Van Gundy assistant coached Mark Jackson and the rest of the New York Knicks throughout the 90’s. Who would’ve thought they would be great on air personalities nearly 20 years later?

If I had my way, I would have pre game, halftime and post game with EJ, Kenny Smith and Charles, and have Marv Albert, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy commentating the actual game. That would be amazing. Have this crew cover the 2011 NBA Finals between the Blake Griffin led LA Clippers against the Unholy Trinity of Bron, Wade and Bosh of the Miami Heat where the Clippers win in 7. Oh every game goes to overtime by the way.

*sigh* A man can dream.

Mark Jackson
Jeff Van Gundy

Get Well Steve.

January 21, 2011

Take as much time as you need. Your health comes first, but when you do come back, please give me an Apple TV. No not that, I mean a Jony Ive designed Apple branded 50″ high definition television. Thank you.

No No on LSD.

January 21, 2011

David Wells got nothing on Doc Ellis.

Latest Reed Pages/Erykah Badu Cover.

January 20, 2011

Jeff Staple posted a picture on his Twitter of the cover of the latest issue of Reed Pages. The issues cover story is on Erykah Badu who Jeff spent a few days on tour with. Very happy to see a new issue is being made as I absolutely loved the first one.

When the magazine first debuted, it was suppose to be a quarterly and I heavily considered getting a subscription but opted not to because I didn’t think they would publish them on a timely matter. It seems I was right as the last issue came out in the middle of 2009. That’s not a knock against them as I understand how difficult it is to produce a magazine in a timely manner, especially for Jeff and Staple Design guys who have a lot on their plate as it is.

That said, I’m glad to know they are grinding out another one. Can’t wait for the issue to come out. Long live print!

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