I don't know the specifics of this photo, some fundraiser I'd imagine, but Pharrell is hanging out with President Obama again, along with other people like Anna Wintour. I don't know if it's true, but I've read that Obama is having trouble raking in the money from his wealthy donors like last election cycle. I don't think Hollywood has recovered from his administration's lack of support against the fabled SOPA bill. I'm still jealous that he gets to hang out with Pharrell. I'll never forget the moment when I found out that McCain officially conceded, and Obama was elected. I was in the middle of my 3 hour long, weekly course on Dante's trilogy, which includes The Inferno. Yeah. Anyhow, I've been thinking about starting to paint again. It's just that whole issue of having enough time that gets in the way. I kind of miss it, and I'm kind of thinking, more seriously than ever, that I'll need to become an expatriate come November, regardless of who wins the Presidential election. Spotted at Pharrell's FB
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Just last week, Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign had those Youtube ads run while a couple naked girls made out behind A$AP Rock, and now forever I will refer to Mitt Romney as A$AP Romney. In the latest episode of hiphop clashing with A$AP Romney, K'Naan is pissed at him for playing one of his "hit song" called "Waving Flag" during the Florida Primary. To clarify, I threw those quotations up around hit song because I've never heard of it. According to K'Naan, he did not give A$AP Romney permission to use his song, and he is not endorsing him. Sounding almost as bitchy as me when I don't get dinner, K'Naan went on to say: I have not been asked for permission by Mitt Romney’s campaign for the use of my song. If I had been asked, I would certainly not have granted it. I would happily grant the Obama campaign use of my song without prejudice. A$AP Romney is not profiting from "Waving Flag," and I highly doubt his saw a bump in contributions based on playing this song. I have to wonder since he didn't seek permission, by extension does that mean DJ's have to get permission before they can play an artist's song? Seems like a slippery slope of sorts. So, I'm pretty sure that K'Naan can't vote because he resides in Canada. Does anyone care? Did the Obama Campaign orchestrate this? And again, does anyone care? Spotted at AllHipHop.com
A couple days ago, after seeing the Mitt A$AP Romney ads in A$AP Rocky's "Wassup" video, I just had to screenshot this because it cracked me up. Yeah, I looked up Beyonce's "Who Run The World (Girls)" video because I wanted to learn the dances, in case you're wondering. Also if you're wondering, it was unsuccessful. Instead, I see this 15 minute long, negative ad about Newt Gingrich that I was able to skip after 10 seconds or so. It was some third party PAC or foundation or some shit that paid for it. And then there's Nicki Minaj with that face, like, "What is this shit?!" Not only that, but there's an ad to endorse Ron Paul in the upper right hand corner! One time, I also saw Keri Hilson's video for something being advertised as I watched a Beyonce video. That's also funny because Miss Keri Baby actively throws shade at King B.
See, Republicans can be cool!!!! When I watched A$AP Rocky's video on Youtube the other day for #TrapTuesdays, I closed the ad as soon as I could, but not before glimpsing some political type ad. Fortunately, some kindred soul over at Vanity Fair noticed that said ad was for Mitt Romney's Presidential Campaign and screen captured it since it does not appear to grace ASAP Rocky's nsfw music video. Maybe Mitt is the newest addition to the A$AP Mob? A$AP Romney? Yes? That has a nice ring to it, just like A$AP Julie. Do political ads on youtube videos work? The Romney campaign has some interesting advertising techniques, including Youtube and Twitter, promoting his twitter handle to get more followers. While I doubt those aren't avenues than the Obama reelection campaign has gone down, I would be annoyed to find out that my monetary campaign contribution went to that. XXL Magazine
Sometimes, the stories just write themselves, and that's almost always the case with Drake. I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him. That’s the goal. I watch all the addresses. Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel, I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions. I’ve been reading scripts for a while. I want to do something great. I want to do something for my culture: the younger people who are still in tune with everything going on. I’m actually writing with my friends right now. I forget that Drake used to be Wheelchair Jimmy, but then again, he was in a show with Shanae Grimes, who I see sucking at acting every week on 90210, so I don't know how to feel about the fact that not changing the television channel or being pretty good at impersonations is a qualifying factor. Like, I'm pretty good at impersonations, too, especially of Drake. All I need to do is purse my lips and wave my hand around all wild. I wonder if he shares the same reverence for Obama that he does for The Queen. HipHopDX
Normally, I'm not really a fan of the The League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF). I wasn't really impressed by them last year, in part because their assembled panel were all Obama supporters anyway, but also because the point of their ustream was to "contextualize" the President Obama's State of the Union Address. It just seemed a little demeaning to my intelligence because I'm quite capable of listening to him talk and understand what he's saying. 2012 is a whole new year, and with that, it appears that the League of Young Voters Education Fund is taking a slightly different approach for this year, likely because it's an election year. The video features Goldie Taylor, who works for MSNBC, CNN, and TheGrio.com (yeah I don't know), with Dee-1, who I just really like, hitting the streets to talk about issues and shit with voters. I don't know if it's been rebranded to Barack Talk 2012 to help with reelection efforts, or because Barack is talking for the State of the Union Address. Works either way, I suppose, although it was kind of obvious that it was geared toward specifically voting for Obama, with the "the first time I voted..." But whatever. When I first glanced at "Barack Talk," I thought it said "Barack Back." If Obama is reelected, what rapper will release "Barack Back?" Here's the info about the LYVEF viewing party and panel over ustream. Will you be watching the State of the Union this Tuesday? Spotted at The Dopehouse
I chanced upon Tyler, The Creator's previously unreleased track called "Fuck This Elections" from 2008 as I sipped my coffee this morning afternoon, and I was super surprised by what I heard. Most notably, we hear Tyler, The Creator rapping like a backpacker, with none of his trademark ghoulish, slowed down lines that he has become popular for. He literally sounds like a backpack rapper, like Will.i.am sounded before he made a conscious decision to go mainstream. While he is still in essence saying "fuck all the candidates," he is doing so amidst some keen observations. " he actually has some pretty keen observations. I was actually extremely impressed by what he rapped about. He talked about President Carter, Sarah Palin "but don't call me a motherfucker cause I'd rather fuck her daughter," McCain having AIDS (?), and of course, Obama. I thought it was cool how he addressed the nation's obsession with candidate Obama, telling them to put his face on a foodstamp, but also addressing the fact that he was expected to show affection because he's black. Plus, he also addressed things like Prop 8 and the economic climate, with gas being $4 a gallon (and 4 years later, it's still hovering near that price. More notable to me than how different his flow sounds, or that he isn't head over heels in love with Obama, is kind of his general indifference to the election. Sure, he obviously knows what he's talking about, which is more than most of audience, I'm sure, but the mood I'm feeling from the song is that he just kind of doesn't care. That might have to do with the fact that he wasn't of voting age for the 2008 election, ...
Last night, 60 Minutes ran a segment on Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. You can watch that interview above, which was a little hostile for my taste. I don't watch 60 Minutes, but it seems like Lesley Stahl is trying to be more Bill O'Reilly than Bill O'Reilly, or in other words, interrupting with leading and argumentative questions. If you skip to the 9:05 mark, you will find out that Eric Cantor actually listens to Wiz Khalifa, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. For some reason, I find it super amusing that he says, "I like that Wiz Khalifa stuff," before mentioning Jay and Lil Wayne. And yes, it is actually true, in case you're liking doubting him. I also didn't realize that the White House demonized Cantor, and that he's on some quest to humanize himself. I guess I should pay attention more, since it's 2012 and all. Was it Cantor who printed out the entire 2,000 plus pages of the health care bill and carted it to meetings? Whoever did that, I'm not sure what is so inappropriate about that, or curbing government spending, for that matter.
Well, the year is practically over, and I have way too many drafts that I'm either trashing or actually posting. Like that post about Jeezy being a disenfranchised voter, here is Jay-Z speaking on Occupy Wall Street (kind of), weeks after the fact. 'Better late than never' is my current motto. Here is what Hov had to say about taxes and the Occupy Wall Street Movement: I think me personally, I wouldn’t mind paying more taxes if it went to things that really mattered. If it went to education and people in poverty, if it went to the right things, I wouldn’t mind. I think it should be clearly defined where all the money is being allocated. Again, with my answer, I was pretty much in the middle of both sides because you can understand paying so much for taxes and then things not improving. You’re like, where’s everything going to? It should be open accounting of where everything’s going to. I’m sure if it was for health care and education and to help people, I think most people with a conscience and some integrity and moral fiber wouldn’t have any problem paying more taxes. I think saying a lot all over the world that people can get their voice out there and fight for a better world. I support all sorts of movements. There are so many different fights that we must take on - education and health care and poverty - there are so many different fights that we must take on. It’s good that young people are getting out and getting their voice heard, especially in this time of ...
Long story short, Young Jeezy is miffed that his song "My President is Black" didn't earn him an invite to the White House. The feeling of entitlement runs rampant in this country. When I read Jay-Z's book Decoded, there was a chapter that talked about the presidential election, and detailed how Jay-Z joined Jeezy on stage in DC after Obama was elected, and they were yelling something like "Fuck Bush!" I forgot that I lent Decoded to my friend in Tacoma, AKA that means I'll probably never get it back, so I can't directly quote it. Damn. After reading that part of the book, I was highly unsympathetic about anything that related to Jeezy because I thought it was a little crass. Besides, I'm not a huge Jeezy fan anyway, despite his trapiness, and I'm also not a huge fan of most of Obama's policies, but I'm not yelling "Fuck Obama" every time I have an audience (which is never, but still). Among many aspects from Jeezy's interview, I was surprised that he used to watch Dennis Miller's show, who is hilarious by the way, and that he likened the state of America when Obama was elected to "a badly managed Wal-Mart." I have not heard that comparison before, but it saddens my heart that Wal-Mart is associated so strongly to America. I despise Wal-Mart. Another point worth mentioning is that there are a fairly large majority of voters who did vote Obama into office, and feel betrayed by what he's done while in office, verses what he promised on the campaign trail. No one is ever happy and people just love to complain about something, basically. He's way too liberal for Republicans, and not liberal enough for some Democrats. His healthcare legislation didn't go over well, and Wall Street ...
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