12.24.2010

You're welcome.

"Hey Arnold" was the end to the classic Nick Toon era, and this may very well be the best holiday cartoon episode...EVER.

To this day, I tear up watching this.
If this doesn't pull at your heartstrings even a little, I don't even want to know your lousy ass.







Happy Holidays :)

Peace, Jai

11.05.2010

Howard Homecoming 2010.

Last weekend, I went to DC and met up with 2 of my friends (Brittani and Tyra) for Howard's HC. Guys, it was pretty intense...in good and bad ways.

Friday was this dope yardshow, in which Dougie Fresh absolutely killed it. I give mad props to that young sir for representing for all things old school. We were in the crowd about to explode from hypeness. Then Slick Rick came out, and it was just plain enjoyable.

But I'm telling yal when Rick Ross finally came to the stage....it. was. a. wrap. The crowd rushed to the stage and we literally had to run to avoid being ran over. I don't even think I have to explain how extremely bananas it went during BMF. Just take my word for it: his performance was dope.

Here are pics from Friday (before SOMEBODY got extremely drunk/naked lol):





Saturday was kind've a slow day. It took forever to figure out what we were going to do. We ended up making some moves and going out to eat. Sidenote: the cornbread....was fire. Then we went out to this club called Love. If you ever even think about going to this club, nigga think again. Me, Britt, and Tyra were about to fight in that hoe. Those boys were so aggressive and pushy trying to dance with us that it was just terrible. I've never experienced anything like that in my life. Maybe it was because that night it was 18+ or maybe it was just that particular group of people get down like that. But after that night, you will NOT find me in an 18+ club..only 21+ here. Because I will not get put in jail for fighting some super hormonal recently turned 18 year old boy.

Here are pics from Saturday:





Then Sunday, we all went back home. Sad day. But the next time we all hang out, I'll probably be visiting them in Philly. And that will be epic-er than the rest.

There are plenty more hilarious pics, but they just haven't been uploaded yet. I'll upload them when I get them :)

tallyhoe,
LMo

Better run, better run run.

I guess MC Hammer just had enough of the jokes. He comes at Jay-Z for his verse on "So Appalled" in this diss video.

Of course there really is no comparison between the two rappers, but I did enjoy this video. The chorus is actually decent. (I mean, it gets my head bobbin) Also, the content he came at him with was a very legit diss. I think it was hella smart. And lets not even TALK about the baptism!



cheers,
LMO

10.22.2010

Mizzou Homecoming 2010



I am in a state of utter jealousy right now (which rarely happens.) I am so mad that I can't be in Columbia this weekend for Mizzou Homecoming. I swear the entire time I was in undergrad, homecoming was so whack! The first year, the Kappa party got shut down before we even made it there; the second year, I dont even remember homecoming; the third year, the party was ratchett as all get out, and equally hot as hell; and last year, we didn't even wanna participate in homecoming at all! We ended up going to a party that was fun only because we felt like we were celebrating our departure from Mizzou lol, and we wanted to make the most out of it.

Really though, whenever homecoming came around, we always wanted to go somewhere else; like Chicago or back to St. Louis. I think one of the major reasons I wanted to go to homecoming this year was because I moved to the East coast. I haven't seen my homies in forever, and homecoming would be a dope excuse to come back, catch up with friends, and get chocolate wasted. PLUS College Game Day is at Mizzou?! And we're straight undefeated?! UN-FAIR. lol

AND: Did you know Mizzou started the tradition of homecoming?



"The University of Missouri started the tradition of Homecoming in 1911 when MU football coach and Director of Athletics Chester Brewer invited former students to "come home" to Columbia, Mo, for the annual football game between the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas. There are other schools that claim to have the first homecoming…in 1908, 1909 or 1910 depending upon whom you listen to, but there is no doubt that the Mizzou homecoming tradition was born in 1911!

This tradition has spread throughout the world, but the University of Missouri still boasts the largest student-run Homecoming in the nation."


I'm really happy for Mizzou though. For keeping it tight and doing it big. And I hope the Tigers whoop all over Oklahoma this weekend. Also, it's kinda cool because Mizzou is broadcasting some homecoming festivities over the net on USTREAM. You can check it out here.

Real talk, my favorite part of MU Homecoming has got to be the tailgating. Nobody does it like MIZZOU. Ok. Allow me to jump off Mizzou's penis now lol.

cheers,
LMO

10.19.2010

Washington Pics.

Sometime in August, me and Amanze went to DC for a few days. It was a dope trip. DC is such a young, happening city, and I just love it.

Here's some pics from our mini-adventure.
















cheers,
LMO


P.S. I get weak every time at the way Amanze is fake screaming in that picture with the bug.

10.18.2010

Black & Yellow.

This song had to grow on me a bit. The first time I heard it I was kinda like "Que pasa?!", but now I will say that I like it.Plus it's lowkey an anthem for all things Mizzou, so thats a added bonus.

If its one thing that Wiz does really well, its make feel good music with some feel good azz videos to back it up.


cheers,
LMO

"Herb is the healing of a nation...

...alcohol is the destruction."-Bob Marley



The legalization of ganja has been a hot-button issue for some time now, and with Proposition 19 (the initiative to legalize marijuana in California) coming up, the conversation is becoming more candid than ever.

Well it looks as if former U.S. Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders, has joined the discussion and she's now speaking out as an advocate for the legalization of ganja.

I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty rad.

I have done alot of research on the pros & cons of marijuana use, and Ive always been an advocate for legalization (even without smoking it).

Like many other decent people, Elders believes:
-marijuana convictions are making young people criminals
-it's a non-toxic substance
-our resources could be used in a smarter way
-alcohol is more destructive
-ganja is not physically addictive

If you would like to read the article in it's entirety and watch Elders' interview on the matter, click here and further educate yourself.

Peace,
Jai$

10.17.2010

My Beautiful, Dark Twisted Fantasy.



Kanye just put out the artwork for "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."
I love that album title btw, Its pretty bizarro, but I like it.
The fact that he doesn't give 2 effs about the criticism its about to receive, gets me all excited. lol
This is what Kanye tweeted today about the album/cover:

"Banned in the USA!!! They don't want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix"

"In the 70s album covers had actual nudity... It's so funny that people forget that... Everything has been so commercialized now."

"I know that cover just blew yall minds ... I wish yall could see how hard I'm smiling right now!!!"

"In all honesty ... I really don't be thinking about Wal-Mart when I make my music or album covers" #Kanyeshrug

"I wanna sell albums, but not at the expense of my true creativity."


Well you tell em Mr. West!
Your supporters are behind you and your dark twisted album cover 100%....even IF his snaggle tooth white girl has wings instead of arms! lol

One Love,
LMO

Cyhi da Prynce


Cyhi da Prynce of G.O.O.D. Music recently dropped his new mixtape "Royal Flush." It's quite tasty & I think yal should give it a listen.

My top picks: Sideways, Can't Find Love, Switchin Positions, Living Wonderful, So Original, Hero, Chance to Explain, Top of the World, So Appalled!

Cyhi spits something of quality on each song. And Ye' & Jay-Z on "So Appalled"......#wow.

DOWNLOAD ROYAL FLUSH HERE!

cheers,
LMO

Ask Away.



I just linked my Formspring up with blogger. Formspring is anonymous,so you can ask me anything, give suggestions, or just let me and Jai know how you like the blog. And you guys can always leave us comments under our posts...we like those too :)

Ask me anything: http://formspring.me/LMO4

I think we're dead.

This guy is so high and it's hilarious. Who gets high and calls the police?! lol ;)



cheers,
LMO

K2? No thanks.



Ok, so I kinda have formed an opinion about K2 and Spice and all the other synthetic THC products. After being all gung-ho for them since they are legal and don't show up on drug tests, now I definitely think people should leave them alone. I was doing a lot of research on the Internet about them, and it really just freaked me out!

I think the main problem is that it affects everyone differently and has no long term research to determine if they are even safe. I mean the package clearly says "Not for Human Consumption." That's probably because they KNOW it will eff a nigga up and they don't want to be held liable.

K2 will make you get high as hell, hallucinate and hear stuff that isn't there, jerk uncontrollably, get the munchies, laugh like a mad man, be confused, and it effs up your motor skills. Some of those effects are the same as if you were to be smoking weed, BUT when has weed sent anybody to the emergency room? When has weed dangerously increased your heart rate and blood pressure to the point where you may die?

Here are some comments from some folks that smoked K2 or the other synthetic stuff:
"Dude this shit is crazy.I was stupid and decided to smoke it. (alot) like 3 grams in 2 hours... I ended up in my underwear painting a picture on my wall and i shaved my head.Although this stuff gets you (REALLY) high i would not recommend smoking it at all.For one, there is no testing done on it you could be smoking cat shit flakes sprayed with cannabanoids for all you know.and another thing, I think this may be addictive, I mean just because its like pot whose to say its not addictive?"

"Just to put my two cents in, smoked spice for the firs time last night. Took about 3 goods hits. Thirty minutes later, I'm in the back of ambulance with my heart rate 2 times what it should be. My blood pressure up way too high. Very close to going into cardiac arrest. So, more power to those of you who can smoke it, but be careful."

"I live in upstate New York and as a big toker i was in my local headshop when the guy working there gave me a free sample of voodoo remix. I had heard of this stuff before but never was big on trying it. I smoked it out of my bong took like 6 rips and instantly felt it. At first it felt like a really strong bud high, however 15 minutes later i became very paranoid and could sware i heard demons inside me talking to me. On the other hand i went into numerous laughing seizures and could not stop giggling. Definatly need to try it again."

"I'm an avid pothead. Been smoking weed for close to 30 years now. Yesterday I tried some of this Herbal incense for the first time. Mr. Nice Guy. It came in a sealed 1 gram baggie for $19. Kinda put me off. I packed only a pinch in my bowl and smoked it with my wife. We got 2 decent hits a piece off it. After 5-8 mins, we were both stoned and feeling good. But I'm glad I didnt try to over do it from the get go, like I would with weed. The buzz I got was very intense. Close to a shroom buzz. It lasted about 1.5 - 2 hours. I can see how someone that smoked more of this than needed could feel some bad effects. Take the advice of others in this thread. Smoke this stuff in moderation, not like you would smoke weed. It's a chemical, and not much info on it either. I'll continue to smoke more of this product because of random testing in my work place. But it will always be in safe amounts."

"My boyfriend and I have smoked K3 at least 3 times in the past few months. Last night he offered me some "King Krypto." Immediately after taking 2 hits, and with no alcohol, medications, or other drugs in my system, I thought I was going to die. My face turned so pale I looked like a corpse, my lips turned chalk white, and my skin was freezing cold. I was not coherent. I was sure I was going to die. My heart was racing so fast that I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Suddenly I became very tired and just wanted to sleep, but fortunately my boyfriend fought to keep me awake. My boyfriend and his roommates called 911 and I was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. I spent the night in the isolation ward because I could not control the level of my voice or what I was saying, and I was yelling random things for 3 hours straight. DO NOT SMOKE THE FAKE STUFF. It is not worth it. please don't be stupid."

Also, there are reports that people are trying to produce "fake" versions of these synthetic drugs by basically putting a bunch of junk in the package and spraying it with miscellaneous chemicals. Just be careful about what you put in your body and what you smoke.

I'm sorry, but I'm not effing with it.
I'm super scared just reading these comments. I say if you wanna get high, get some weed.
At least marijuana has been around for eons, even though there isn't any research based on its long term effects.
The fact that weed is illegal is something yall are gonna just have to deal with, but in my opinion its better than taking your chances with K2.

And look at this dude and his girl.
High as kites!

I'm not gonna lie though, this video is funny as hell lol. It probably makes some of you wanna try it, but don't, I said! lol.
Honestly though, I just wanted to show you guys some of what I was reading on the Internet so yal could form your own opinions.
It's all about being informed. :)

P.S. This is a blog. It's not scientific fact. It's our OPINION. Do what you want with it.
I'm just putting my pennies in. :)

One love,
LMo

10.16.2010

Formal Education vs. Self Education.

This is a really interesting article posted in The Atlanta Post about formal graduate education vs. self educating. The article references a MBA degree, but I definitely think it applies to all graduate degrees.
_______________________________________________________________________________ Is an MBA Really the Gold Ticket to Career Success or Not?

For many, the decision to get an MBA is among the biggest financial commitments of one’s life. The tuition for a traditional MBA program is $25,000 per year for a lesser known program to $350,000 for a four year program at a top tier school. The combined tuition and living expenses are above the average annual wage for adult Americans.Paying for an MBA is like taking out a mortgage on one’s career, with no guarantee of future earnings to pay for the degree.

According to best-selling business author and blogger Seth Godin, an MBA is a screening tool for job placements such as being a consultant or an investment banker. He wrote, “it’s hard for me to understand why this is a better use of time and money than actual experience combined with a dedicated reading of 30 or 40 books.”

One of Godin’s followers was recently featured on CNNMoney and Fortune.com for espousing the same sentiments. Josh Kaufman, a 28-year-old entrepreneur and former assistant brand manager for Procter & Gamble, has become a well known MBA basher, based on his Godin’s writings. Kaufman applied Godin’s writings to his own personal experience and is now using it to turn a profit.

Five years ago, Kaufman was working at P&G as an assistant brand manager after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. Most of his colleagues held elite MBA degrees, which was intimidating to Kaufman. So, he began to self-educate by reading numerous classic business textbooks such as the “Essentials of Accounting,” to “Competitive Strategy” by Harvard professor Michael Porter and “The Effective Executive” by the late management guru Peter Drucker. Kaufman said, “After I went through the self-education process, I felt like a peer, I was able to walk into a boardroom and hold my own with people who had graduated from Stanford and Wharton. It was very exciting.”

Kaufman then created PersonalMBA.com, an online self-education program and penned a book “The Personal MBA” to pass along what he feels is an economically viable alternative to attending an accredited MBA program. He started doing coaching and consulting for $1,000 a month, created a 12-week online crash course delivered live and on video for $997. His website features what he considers to be the 99 best business books that lay out all the basic principles of business and a community in which to discuss the ideas with others. Kaufman claims he is already pulling down what a freshly minted Harvard MBA would make upon joining Boston Consulting Group or McKinsey & Co. “Without any of the debt,” he quickly adds. He also posted a “manifesto” to explain the idea to newcomers and to urge them to “skip business school” and “educate yourself.”

Kaufman presents an interesting and viable alternative to paying for an MBA program. The pursuit of knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom is what keeps the mind sharp and competitive. However, it is questionable just how many candidates will actually get to the interview with an MBA from an online study program by a self proclaimed educator. The notorious Godin says that both experience and education contribute to career success. It is questionable how many candidates will get through the door without the educational background the employer is seeking. Kaufman was fortunate in obtaining the needed exposure to rub elbows with the upper echelon when he joined P&G. However, he was placed there after graduating from the University of Cincinnati by virtue of the school’s cooperative education program. He then decided to rise to the level of his peer group through self-study.

For the low cost of Kaufman’s program, it is certainly worth a shot for those that would seek an MBA but find it cost prohibitive. However, both Godin and Kaufman state that experience counts just as much as your education. Kaufman would likely not have been inspired to branch out on his own without it. But my advice is get the best education that you can afford, and keep your day job. In doing so, your success will find you.

Written by Candi Sparks.
_________________________________________________________________________________
This article really gets me thinking, because next year I plan on going to UVA to get my Masters in Public Health. Its so hard to get a job out here even with a bachelors degree, so I figured I'd need even more education to make myself competitive. Even though this article brings up some interesting points, I 100% still plan on getting my MPH. BUT it does inspire me to go get some books and start making moves even before I get into the program.

I will say this though: for those people that can't afford to further their education, books are where it's at. I would be reading and researching like crazy lol.


cheers,
LMO

All I want is him.

Elle Varner is a dope up and coming singer, and on top of the talent she has, she's so cute. She's also featured on BET's Music Matters campaign.

Here she is covering Miguel's "All I Want is You."

#getfamiliar

one love,
LMO

10.15.2010

Get Big Remix.

Don't you just love how remixes now days have to have at least 10 people on them? lol
At least this one is fun to watch.



p.s. I'm mad they made Shorty Lo madd short.
Hence his name I guess lol.

one love,
LMO

10.14.2010

The good ones, the really good ones.

Cudder's video for "Erase Me"with Yeezy.



One love,
LM
O

Need a laugh?


I watched this video 3x's in a row and busted out laughing each time.

one love,
LMO

10.13.2010

The Cypher 2010

I missed the BET Awards yesterday, but that did NOT stop me from checking out the cyphers. It seems like this year everybody and they mama was asked to spit...color me happy :)

Cypher 1: Wiz Khalifa, Bones Brigante, Yelawolf, and Reakwon.

My thoughts: Personally, I think Bones Brigante and Yelawolf killed this one. I eff with the homie Wiz, but he recycled rhymes from like 4 different songs. He should have tried a little harder to be original. Nevertheless, it was still cute, and I'm sure the people that aren't familiar with him liked it.




Cypher 2:Tyga, Kuniva,Diamond, and Royce da 5'9.

My thoughts:Tyga Tyga killed. He's getting better and better and ya girl likes it! Kuniva did good but Diamond was pretty boring...and she said vicious one too many times lol. Royce da 5'9 also ripped it,to be expected.




Cypher 3: OMG, Doughboy, Ice Cube, Diggy, Jo Jo, & Rev Run.

My thoughts: Lets just be real, the show out here was Diggy. He has charisma for days, plus is about to be a heartthrob in these streets. And I'm sorry, but JoJo just looks goofy to me lol. Ol wandering eye having self. But Cube's sons did well too. I can dig it.



Cypher 4: Reek da Villain, Zawcain, Mickey Factz, & Busta Rhymes.

My thoughts: Im dead. I died while watching that cypher. It was too much good for me. All of those guys were the truth. #represent. Reek was magnificent. And from what I've heard of Zawcain, his message is always relevant. He definitely keeps his ear to what's happening in this world. And Mickey is always nice. #RESPECT.



Cypher 5: G.O.O.D. MUSIC- Pusha T, Big Sean,Cyhi Da Prynce, Common, & Kanye West.

My thoughts:
This cypher has got to be my favorite. Big Sean...ripped, Cyhi da Prynce...ripped, & 'Ye...ripped. Common could have went a little harder though. And Pusha T did his thing for sure, but it seemed like a bunch of short one liners to me. Nevertheless, I love these guys. And Kanye can do no wrong in my eyes. #Schwing (Waynes World reference lol).

I can't stop saying "Oh, thats yo girl..?" Word to Big Sean lol.

Anywho, Im quite satisfied with all these cyphers. Big ups to BET.

all love,
LMO

10.11.2010

Music Monday 10.11.10

Allow me to scream this from the top of my lungs: LOST IN THE TREES.

Saturday night me and my boyfriend Amanze were downtown hanging out, when we noticed all these people going in the same place with a gaggle of instruments. Naturally, we're thinking wtf is going on up there. So we go in.

The venue was this really dope restaurant/hang out spot that sold exclusive tea and had hookah (which we smoked up with the quickness.) Three bands were scheduled to perform that night. Two of the bands were Elf Power and Lost in the Trees.

Im telling yal, when LITT started playing, ish jumped to a whole 'nother level. You ever hear music that is so good that it makes you want to either cry, scream, or just start fighting random people in the crowd for no damn reason? Yea, it was that type of good lol. Because as soon we heard that violin, it was curtains for everyone in the room.
Honestly though, I was genuinely blown to smithereens. At our show they had like 3 guitars, a french horn, drums, a tambourine, a violin, and the sweetest sounding lead singer (but in videos its like an additional baby orchestra and brass section). They sound great on their cd's, but still sound so much better live.

Their newest cd is called "All Alone in an Empty House" (2010). You should definitely check it out this awesome group from North Carolina.

Here are a couple tunes from the newest cd:

All Alone in an Empty House


Walk Around the Lake
(just imagine hearing this live...blown!)

Don't you just love indie music?

xoxo,
LMO

9.29.2010

Bah HumBUG

Some of you may or may not know this, but I live in Virginia now. Its pretty cool here. Hella pretty, but there is just one thing I can't get down with....STINKBUGS.

A lot of people haven't heard of these nasty critters, but on the East coast, they don't play. Supposedly they came to the US like 10 years ago, and people still haven't figured out how to get rid of these suckas. They climb in the windows, crowd around doors, and generally are everywhere.

Me personally, I want to lure all of them into a field and blow them the hell up.

Click here to see the news story about these little nasties.
I'll leave you with this-->

7.30.2010

Laurence Fishburnes's Daughter's a Porn Star.

It's sad to say, but Laurence Fishburne's 18 year old daughter Montana is a new porn star. She seems to have gotten the idea from Kim Kardashian, which is just stupid, but I guess she's going to have to figure this one out the hard way.

Her manager is Brian Pumper(who is all over the porn scene), and she's trying to get exposure for her and her puny boyfriend that looks like Zero from Disney's Holes.

I know there's a job for everyone, but a porn star? AND your dad is Laurence Fishburne?!
She acts like she can't get exposure just from having a famous dad. Idk, but I sure as hell feel sorry for him. Fathers usually don't even like the idea of their daughters having sex, but the fact that his daughter is making a career out of it has got to be tough. Stay strong Laurence.

And as for Montana aka Chippy-D, girl get it together.
"I know what I do, and I do it well"....girl you sound like a hoe. Smh.
P.S. Doesn't she look like her dad?

smh,
LMO

7.21.2010

This world is still afloat.

Zero 7 has been one of my favorite groups for many years now.
Their music always has a great vibe and their lyrics are incredibly honest.

The song below isn't new by any means, but I think people need to listen and really take it in.
Not only is it an all-around good song, but I just love the message behind it: HOPE.

I've encountered so many jaded, pessimistic people, always complaining or holding a grudge against someone, some establishment or some less that pleasurable occurrence.
And the most unfortunate thing is, some are so held up in that negativity, that they are blind to how blessed they truly are.

Cynicism will do no good, and that's why we should start centering our thoughts around the positive things we do have and the positive possibilities we can create.

Even if things are not going your way and it seems like the shit cant hit the fan any harder, just know this too shall pass.
I've learned no matter how bad the situation may seem, good will come from it.
You may not see it initially, but you've been taught a life lesson.
There is too much beauty in this world to harp on the ugliness.

As I say: "I'm positive that being positive can only lead to more positive things."-me, Jai$

Okay, I'm going to get off my soapbox now, lol, here's "This World":



This world is full of love, we still have hope...

6.30.2010

Dat New New.

Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West-"Erase Me"
(It will appear on Kid Cudi's upcoming album, "Man On The Moon II")



Download here.

So what do you guys think?
I expected a little more coming from two of my favorites out of the mid-West, but what are you gonna do?

P.S. As any loyal G.O.O.D Music fan already knows...Kanye, Cudi and Big Sean's albums all drop on September 14.
I'm calling off work and I will have the best of the best clove for that day...
No jokes, this is something like a holiday for me. :)

Peace,
Jai$

Segway office chair

The U3-X(made by Honda) is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. It is a chair that operates in the same way a Segway does. The crazier thing is that you balance on one wheel and it can move side to side. I'm not even going to try to explain it, just watch the video.



This chair reminds me of those hoover chairs in WALL-E. I feel like in 10 years we're all gonna have one and be hella chubby lol.

So, what do you guys think? I personally want one in pink. Heyyyyy.

one love,
LMo

6.29.2010

T.C.A. Update


Hey shoppers!

I have been getting on SO MUCH new music lately, that T.C.A. is going to practically seem like a music blog lol. But its more than that. We call it "The Clearance Aisle" because it is completely random, in the best ways. Me and Jai haven't been blogging as much lately and haven't been posting too many things about OUR opinions, but we're going to change that really soon. Be on the look out for all things groovy.

one love,
LMo

6.26.2010

Ouch.


Look at THIS piece of work. It's called Rape-Axe and its a female condom thats supposed to help prevent rape. This doctor in South Africa has been promoting this condom at the World Cup and men MUST be giving her the complete side eye. You know rape is a huge problem in African and this condom would give any penis "the business."

It works because it has hooks on the inside and when the guy tries to pull back, those hooks dig into his penis. Ouchy Ba Ba. Basically it works because it stops the rapist from continuing, the guy has to get it removed by a doctor, and then the rapist can be identified (since the woman would have only put the condom in, when she was being threatened.)

I was thinking "How is the woman supposed to know she's about to be raped & then conveniently have enough time to put the condom in? But you can insert it in like 2 seconds.

But wouldnt it be crazy if women (crazy women obviously) used these condoms to punish a guy they're involved with. That would just be outrageous. I guess we'll see where this thing goes.

one love,
LMo

6.22.2010

Chiddy Bang

Yesterday Jai called me in our parents room to watch a video by this new group called Chiddy Bang. Lets just say we were both smitten by it. Here it is:


This is a group of 2 guys (Chiddy & Noah) straight out of Philly.
Their album is expected to release on Aug. 24 of this year...
but until then, you can download their newest mini mixtape:

Click to download.

one love,
LMo

6.16.2010

McGangBang


As if white people needed another excuse to call us out, somebody created the McGangBang.

What is the McGangBang you ask? It's basically just sandwiching your McChicken in between your Double Cheese burger.

They need to rename it the McGreedy if you ask me....all 750 calories of artery clogging foolishness.

smh,
LMo

6.14.2010

Music Monday 06.14.10

J. Cole releases the trailer for his new single "Who Dat" off his upcoming album.
The album is still untitled but I'm curious to see if it includes the words "Up" or "Ville" lol.
The full video is set to premiere June 21st.
I'll be sitting by my computer screen with a bowl of popcorn(with hot sauce) waiting for it.

Anyway, here's the video.


And here's the behind the scenes video from the shoot.


In related news, here's a video of Nas speaking on the new rap game.
And me & Jai have been saying this for months now: JCole= Nas, Drake= Jay-Z

I'm really curious to see how Cole's video turns out.
I'm even more curious about the album. As long as he doesn't pull a Drake on us, and sticks to his roots in rap, I think it's gonna be one of the best albums in a while.

xoxo,
LMo

6.09.2010

I don't chase 'em, I duck em.

This is the video for Wiz Khalifa's song Mesmerized from "Kush and OJ."
I swear these lyrics have been the basis of all things good since I've been home.

Oh and by the way, they spelled "Mesmorized" wrong. Their bad. lol

Anywho....enjoy. :)


xoxo,
LMo

This plane.

Wiz Khalifa: This Plane (video)

I love this kid's lil awkward goofy faces.
xoxo,
LMo

Stray Bullets


Mr. Cee-Lo Green has done it again.
He has a new mixtape with Greg Street titled "Stray Bullets."
It's really groovy...and I like groovy.


Click here for the download.

xoxo,
LMo

6.08.2010

The Big Move



I haven't done a personal post on TCA in a long time and I've definitely been thinking that yea you guys know what kind of music I eff with and what I find funny, but other than that, you don't know too much about ME.

LET ME FILL YOU IN.

I'm a Midwest girl. Have been all my life. Raised in both East St. Louis and O'Fallon,Illinois but as of July 8th, I will be a Virginian(which as a word, sounds kind of ridiculous lol). I have all my stuff packed up in storage and I'm at home until the big day.

I can't even front, I'm excited. It's time for a change. I feel like I've gotten most of what I need from this city and it's time to be #ontothenextone. I'm going to Charlottesville, Va with my boyfriend Amanze. I promise the first thing anybody says when I say where I'm moving is "It's so nice out there" or "You're gonna love it." I guess it was Thomas Jefferson's stomping ground and he pretty much made sure it was 2 legit to quit...because it was in fact, beautiful. And it's in a really good location. It's on the east coast, so thats a whole different feel in itself, but its also only 40 minutes from Richmond, a hour and a half from D.C., and like 3 hours from Virginia Beach. Thats all I had to hear lol.


My first time ever going there was like 2 months ago. We found a place, did some sight seeing, and went to D.C.(which I had never been to either.) Here are some pics:











Charlotteville has this really cool outside mall downtown. They're known for their live music, 5 star restaurants, and dope scenery & trails. I'm sure I'm gonna love it. But I'm wondering what else is there to do. I don't wanna wander aimlessly around town like a zombie until i find something thats poppin. Any suggestions?

xoxo,
LMo

6.07.2010

I Want You Video.

You guys probably know by now that we eff with the homie Theophilus.
Well him and Vashtie debuted his latest video from the EPIC mixtape "I Want You" today.
I now invite you to #getfamiliar.

Theophilus London: I want you.
Directed by Vashtie.

THEOPHILUS LONDON "I WANT YOU" (OFFICIAL VIDEO) dir. VASHTIE from va$htie on Vimeo.

Click here to see behind the scenes photos from the video shoot.

xoxo,
Lmo

5.28.2010

No one man should have all this...



Yesterday on Twitter, I sent this little diddy out:

Dear Kanye West,

Yes. You CAN talk your shit again. It fact, I encourage it.

Patiently waiting,
Jai$


Well somehow I think he got my letter, because the very next day, "Power", rumored to be a single from his much anticipated new album, leaked.

This is gonna be the first and last Kanye leak I listen to until "Good Ass Job" drops, but of course it sounds DAMN good so far...





If the video is down, click here to listen and download.

We missed you Ye.

P.S. I started a blog a few weeks ago called "Dear Kanye West"...
I love that man. lol

P.P.S. I wonder if Esthero did any vocals or writing on this new album?
Because I think that's her voice on the "heyyy..." part starting at 1:20 on "Power".
She co-wrote three tracks on 808's and was actually the voice of Jane, the spaceship, on the "Glow in the Dark Tour".
Oh, yeah and Esthero is the shit so you should get all of her albums.
She's like the female Ye for me...heroes.

P.P.P.S. Follow us on Twitter:
Jai$ = @vivalablackgirl
LMO = @LMO4

5.22.2010

The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monae's new album "The ArchAndroid" is delicious to say the least.

I absolutely fell in love with every song.
There is no need to skip a single track.

Janelle Monae does a really good job at mixing her classic voice with really different beats and melodies. I applaud her. Some of my favorite songs on the album include:

Locked Inside


Wondaland


Oh, Maker


Say You'll Go


Neon Valley Street

....actually this is really unfair. I'm going to end up listing every song on the album. :/

Give the album a listen for yourself. I'm sure you'll like it :)

xoxo,
LMo

I want my money.

Here's a quick video of this Will Ferrell skit featuring the infamous Pearl.
This skit will always be hilarious.
"I'm just buzzed."

xoxo,
LMO

5.20.2010

Congratulations are in order.

Two of my most favorite people graduated from Mizzou this weekend!

My best friend since freshman year: Hanna Tesfamikael.


and my boyfriend, DOCTOR Stephenson Amanze Ikpe Jr.



Hanna graduated with a degree in Social Work and Amanze got his M.D.!

Hard work pays off, and I'm so proud of them both. :)

xoxo,
LMO

Is this what y'all want?

Drake: 9AM in Dallas Freestyle.
This freestyle is super clean.



xoxo,
LMO

The Statement.

Wiz Khalifa-"The Statement"




xoxo,
LMO

5.19.2010

Trey's side of the bed.

Trey Songz gives us a trailer for his new single "Yo Side of the Bed."

I'm not gonna lie, even though a lot of my friends loved this song, I was never really fond of it.

The video on the other hand, seems like it's gonna be dope.
Keri Hilson's in it, and the whole concept just seems adorable.

Here's the trailer:



The video debuts on Essence.com on May 26th.

On ANOTHER note, I have to clown.

One of the comments under the Trey Songz trailer read:
"OMG!!! HE ISS AWEOSMEE...II LIKEE HEE CAN ACTUALLY SHOW THAT HEE CAN BEE AA HUSBAND..LOVEE HIMM!!!"

My face = :/

I'm wondering why people have suddenly felt it necessary to type liiikeee thiss!
If I knew the girl that wrote that, I would probably sock-em-bop her.

XOXO,
LMO

"Black or White: Kids on Race"

The other night I watched the CNN special on race called "Black or White: Kids on Race", and it just left me shaking my head.

Dont get it twisted, I wasn't at all surprised by the results of the study, but it's just a shame that black children have to feel so inferior.

This is the background on the study:



Read what Bossip wrote about the CNN special below:

"Regardless of your race — if you haven’t started talking to your children about skin color, you might want to start now. Last night’s CNN special “Black or White: Kids on Race,” revealed that a racial bias exists even among young kids today. Pop the hood for video and details on the study
Last night’s special showed American kids may still have a long way to go when it comes to their beliefs about race.

Just watch the footage below of a 5-year-old white girl who is part of a CNN pilot study on children’s attitudes toward race.



The girl consistently identifies a white or lighter skinned child as “smarter and good” because she “looks like me,” while pointing at the black or darker skinned child when asked which is ugly, because “she’s a lot darker”. Her mother, who watches the study in near tears, says she has no idea where her child has picked up the beliefs, adding her daughter has never asked about color.

CNN hired child psychologist and University of Chicago professor Margaret Beale Spencer, a leading researcher in the field of child development to design the pilot study. She used a team of three psychologists to implement it: two testers to execute the study and a statistician to help analyze the results. Her team tested 133 children from schools that met very specific economic and demographic requirements. In total, eight schools participated: four in the greater New York City area and four in Georgia.

One of the major findings of the study was that white children have an overwhelming bias toward white, and that black children also have a bias toward white but not nearly as strong as the bias shown by the white children.

The difference in the kids seems to point to how much parents have discussed race with them.

Research and discussions with parents of the children who participated in this study, indicate that white parents as a whole do not talk to their kids about race as much as black parents.

A 2007 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that 75 percent of white families with kindergartners never, or almost never, talk about race. For black parents the number is reversed with 75 percent addressing race with their children.

Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock and an award-winning writer on parenting issues says white parents “want to give their kids this sort of post-racial future when they’re very young and they’re under the wrong conclusion that their kids are colorblind. … It’s in the absence of messages of tolerance that they will naturally … develop these skin preferences.”

Many African-American parents CNN spoke to during the study say they begin discussing race at a very early age because they say they feel they have to prepare their children for a society where their skin color will create obstacles for them."

xoxo,
LMO

5.17.2010

Music Monday 5.17.10

Hey Guys!

I haven't personally put up a Music Monday post in a while, and its a shame because I have been rocking to some of THE DOPEST tunes lately.

Lets get started.

Actually,about half way through making this post, I realized that I need to dedicate it solely to Sebastien Tellier...aka THAT DUDE!
Thank me later.


Sebastien's cd "Sexuality" is pure bliss!
Just look at the cover lol.

"Pomme"
I love this one. Perfect for (>_>)...


"Un Heure"
I can't find the words for this one, only body movements. I'll demonstrate later.


"Divine"
This guy's a hoot.


"Roche"
This video pretty much exemplifies his style. So freakin 80's.
P.S. Did he find Pandora? lol


And if "Sexuality" isn't good enough, there is an entire album of remixes. #joy.

Here's "Divine" remixed by the Midnight Juggernauts. They twerked it.


And this is "Roche" remixed by Kavinsky.


Now proceed to go make babies to this ish.

xoxo,
LMO

5.12.2010

Dear Music,

So apparently, this is what you sounded like in 1969:



Yet this is what you sound like now:



Now Music, I have one question for you: WHAT.THE.FUCK?
Please, stop trying to be so "cool" with all the bells and whistles, and just go back to your natural, beautiful self.
We miss yo' fine self.

Love,
Jai$

P.S. Oh and tell that nigga JaBar that our relationship is non-reciprocal.
It was not nice to meet him, at all.
Yeah...he seems polite, but in fact, JaBar is an asshole.

Watch out Justin Bieber.



I'd rather see this kid trending on Twitter everyday, just saying.

4.28.2010

I want you.

"I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.” -one of my favorites by Confucius.

If you havent realized it by now, I fuck with Theophilus London...hard.
Not only do I love his music, but I respect his evolution and live performance.
Ive written a few blog post about his past mixtapes, "Jam!"(2008) and "This Charming Mixtape"(2009), which you can download here...
And among other things, I posted this non-rubbish studio session of a new track that had me bursting with glee:




Well today, the wait is over for his new tape, and Theophilus has finally released "I Want You".



Download it here and support good, eclectic music!

P.S. Summer soundtrack on deck...oww.