Monday, June 6, 2011

Morning Mail – 6.6.11

Caretaker: Most of these old boys don't have nothing. Never had nothing to start with. But you, You had it all. Then you let your teammates down, got yourself caught with your hand in the cookie jar.
Paul Crewe: Oh I did, did I?
Caretaker: Oh I ain't saying you did or you didn't. All I'm saying is that you could have robbed banks, sold dope or stole your grandmother's pension checks and none of us would have minded. But shaving points off of a football game, man that's un-American.
(Source: The Longest Yard.)

Plaxico Burress is released from jail and who is there to meet him? His agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Great job, Plax. Here’s the conflict; the very mentality that got you in jail, this larger than life, untouchable attitude, all about the money and football, is the same exact stance you take on your way out of jail. You know what America loves money and we sure do love football, but we don’t want you to rub it in our face. Brett Favre actually isn’t the greatest QB in the history of the NFL, but he’ll go down that way because more than a football player people regard him as a true American. He shed his tears and he showed emotion. Plaxico should have been met with family and friends. It should not have been an media event his release from jail, it should have been a quiet exit and whisking off to spend the next few weeks with family and friends and enjoy freedom. Instead, he went straight into a meaningless press conference flanked by his agent. Good job Plaxico, proving once again that the penitentiary system in America remains flawed and those needing rehabilitation rarely ever get it.

I have always enjoyed NYC’s Summer Jam, last night was no different. It’s ironic to me though because in a lot of ways it shows you just how far hip hop has come. For those who doubt, the South has came up on things. I think that people took the South for granted in hip hop for a long time. And I can only think that if people like Scarface and UGK were around for their prime now, what hip hop would look like. I know you wasn’t listening, but you listening now. The problem was that people didn’t listen, they assumed. And when most people argue about hip hop, trust me they do it the same way they do sports, they tout out what a bunch of analysts or other writers have said. I always like to ask a person to name five songs that they’ve heard from an artist before accepting their judgment. Likely response; “I don’t need to listen to him to know he’s trash.”
I have a random hobby that I don’t tell people about. I really love chicken wings. I know, that sounds mad Black doesn’t it? Well it actually isn’t. It’s much more of a hobby about wings and sauce than it is the chicken. It’s to the point that everywhere I go, I always order the chicken wings even if I plan on having another entrée later. For this reason, I’ve actually had wings from most places in DC. You can’t help but start to rank them. So if you ever have a question about where to get some good wings in DC, feel free to ask me.

My boy celebrated his 30th birthday at Park on Friday and it was a good time. I realized though that The Park is starting to let anyone in these days. I also realized that they make thongs with invisible straps, which shouldn’t have been news to me, but hey, even the most knowledgeable learn something everyday. My real question was, “Why in the world does your dress have a hole in the side of it?” Mind you, this is an afterwork function, and The Park, contrary to belief is a supper club, not really a dance club. I can’t call it. The other thing that begins to ruin a spot is the affirmation of pretty women. I have never shied away from saying that I think that pretty women should be well kept, but it gets to a point where it’s downright ridiculous. No a pretty woman does not need a security escort to the bar to buy a drink. It’s like you see a pretty woman walk in a room and everyone is looking for a way to assist her or get to know her.

Reminds me of that Chris Rock snippet, “Need some dick?” Oh man that was hilarious.

Is Chris Brown a Blood? News to me. He’s cussing a lot more now too, it’s almost borderline excessive. I think, in fact, I know that boy might be using some drugs. I pray for him and hope he finds his way.

I still don’t think people will ever convince me that Mobb Deep is hip hop royalty. I guess it’s longevity, but I’ve listened to their music and I just don’t get it. I think it’s New York thing, because “New York can dictate what is hip hop and what is not hip hop” dique. I think they benefit from a lot of people during their time not being around anymore. If all those people were around from their time today, they’d be just as irrelevant as the next guy. And if Mobb Deep is hip hop royalty then why they don’t show LL more love, that dude been around since Moses times.

Life is good. God is good.

Ryan Leslie ain’t score a perfect score on his SAT, that’s a rumor and you can take that to the bank. It would have been in the paper before he made it big, not after. Every time someone scores a perfect score it is in the NY Times, Washington Post, and LA Times, so once again, please stop believing the hype.


That gay dude at your job tho, who don't know it yet, that's married with the kids... (y'all know exactly who i'm talking about.)


Anonymous said...

"Why in the world does your dress have a hole in the side of it?"

You are funny.

There was a time when the after work spot I go to was full of people in professional attire, I often find myself wondering what happen to that. I mean, the men for the most part still wear suits etc. but I think most of the women go to the bathroom when work is over and change their clothes or maybe they don't have a job at all.
It kinda makes me mad though, takes away from it being an "after work" situation. Oh well.

redlady821 said...

I don't know about hip hop royalty but I do love me some Mobb Deep. Play Burn again and see how you feel afterward.

Yeah...I work with that guy in the office. He's about to marry a woman in a wheelchair.

Tunde said...

i don't get mobb deep either. never have. then again outside of jay and nas i really wasn't into much new york rap. maybe a little busta.

plaxico burress is a clown. simple as that. who has their agent meet them when they've been in jail for 2 years? smh

Carmen said...

The true.

So where do Stan's chicken wings rank on your list?

Dr. J said...

Stan's wing are great, but they are just fried chicken. The sauce makes them spectacular, I don't think they'd make the top ten on m ylist, but if you need to put something on your stomach before going out, they do the job.