Throwback Thursdays- Teddy Pendergrass(RIP March 26, 1950- January 13, 2010)
yeah.. i know.. i been gone for a minute... wanted to take a break, and do some other things.. bloggin(well, at least here.. for, free).. wasnt one of them.. we'll discuss where i have/havent been, some other time.. as for now.. im gonna take this time to wish the family & friends of the late Teddy Pendergrass my condolences.. for alot of us- we grew up on "Teddy".. i cant think of how many times ive walked into a room.. a bar.. or, even just walkin through the hood, and heard Teddy Pendergrass playin.. him being one of my Moms favorite artists, def played into my knowing a good portion of his catalog.. but, its not like im "complaining".. dude was a genius.. so, this go around.. im gonna make my comeback, by not mourning the death.. but celebrating the genius, of one Teddy Pendergrass.. kick back.. if you want- roll something up.. and, whatever you do- dont get too excited and try to "rekindle" anything.. just, enjoy the music..
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes- If You Dont Know Me By Now
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes- Wake Up Everybody
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes- I Miss You
Teddy Pendergrass- Close The Door(Live 1979)
Teddy Pendergrass- The More I Get, The More I Want
Last night i got some of the worst news of my life.. my good friend of over 16yrs, and Transworld Skateboarding Editor Eric Stricker- had passed away.. i dont know the details as of yet, and truthfully- thats not even important to me at this time.. what is important, is one of my good friends is gone..
Id met first Eric when i was on a One-O-One tour back in 95.. throughout my career, Id met alot of people. and, been alot of places. but, some of those people stuck out my your memory. Eric was one of those guys.. we'd stayed in touch, and throughout the years he'd ask me to contribute to Strength during his tenure there.. being as he was a friend, id have no problem doing so.. i mean.. thats what friends are for.
a few years ago- while at a Transworld party in Hollywood, Eric approached me about writing a "10 Blackest Moments in skateboarding" article for the magazine.. being as he was a friend- i obliged. during my time there, we'd talk frequently about everything from the state of skateboarding, conspiracy theories and just about anything 2 friends could laugh or chop it up about in a phone call. what i always found interesting about Eric was, no matter what he was doing.. no matter how busy he may seemed... he always had time to share or listen to a good joke, or story.. i mean.. thats what friends do..
last night.. i got the news Eric passed.. sh!t hit me like a ton of bricks.. i mean. i'd JUST spoken to him last week. we shared a quick laugh.. went over some work related things.. and that was it.. i had no idea it would be the last time id speak to him..
im gonna miss that dude.. he not only made a difference in my life, but alot of people around him.. i wanna send my prayers to his family, and all his friends.. Eric. you will truly be missed, and i wanna take this time to say- it was truly an honor having you as my friend..
before i get it started like Hammer. lemme just say this.. i could really give a dayum about any of yall new Taylor Swift fans.. Kanye haters.. i also. dont really know, or care about the dude in Ghost. and, both Kanye as well as Serena Williams is clowns for apologizing, numerous times. im sayin.. real slobber- i 'ont even know whas wrong with n!kkas nowadays.. yall getting on tv, apologizing.. they got yall actin like nobody aint ever did nothing like yall EVER did before.. sh!t is disgusting, breh.. im just sayin'. somebody gotta keep it funky.. oh, yeah. i double dont give a gawt-dayum what Barak Obama got to say about Kanye.. i mean. dont that dude got other things to be discussing? like this video:
oooooooooooooooooooooohhhh, Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawdd!!!!!! oh my Jesus.. no. no. hold on.. i think.. oh my Gawd.. i cant quit laughing.. *grabs chest* oh, help me Lawd!! this gon' be a big one!! WHO is the GENIUS behind that? naw. really, d'oh.. who made that? because that was borderline- genius.. if you havent seem the original(as well as the one-offs of the original "Lookin Ass N!gga")- well. you lawst.. oh Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaawd, that made my day..
actually.. that made my day.. but THIS made my week..
i know yall rememebr soooooo much from the VMA's.. but, do yall remember when this Gremlin lookin broad just jumped on-stage during "Empire State of Mind"? dayum.. i mean.. how many time Jay-Z gon' get disrespected like that? and, who is that lil Bow Wow lookin bish? oh.. thas that thing from "My Lip Gloss is Poppin".. wooooooow.. between that. and, i dont know if yall remember this at Summerjam this year:
yup. thats right.. thats T-Pain.. who at Jay-Z performance of "D.O.A.(Death of Autotune)"- just walked up in the stage like, "what n!kka? you talm bout me..?!?!?" what Jay do... nuuuuuuuuffin!! dayum. cotdamnyamanhov... this n!kkas embarrassing.
matter of fact.. yall need to check this out:
“3s that are better than bp3″ by Clyde Singleton.. and oh yeah.. Big Brother Magazine is on its way back to bih'ness.. even got a documentary in the works. you mad, Scooby? im sure you would be.. just asking..
hoooooooooooold, up!!!!! yall saw this sh!t on tv?!?!?!
Woman Survives Being Impaled in Neck by 13-Inch Tree Branch A joy ride through the wilderness of Northern Idaho turned into a nightmare for 22-year-old Michelle Childers and her husband after a tree branch came crashing through a window of their truck — impaling Michelle in the neck.
Childers and her husband Daniel were driving along the Lochsa River in the mountains of North Central Idaho on Sept. 5 when the accident happened, KHQ-TV reported.
Michelle Childers literally didn't know what hit her.
"I asked (my husband) ‘what where is it?’ "Childers told the news station.
Her husband answered, "It's in your neck."
About an hour after the incident, Childers and her husband arrived at Lochsa Lodge near the Idaho/Montana border where a helicopter and ambulance were immediately called in.
Childers was airlifted to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mont., where she underwent a six-hour operation to remove the 13-inch Spruce tree branch from her neck.
uh.. wow.. well. on that note- im gonna get outta here, and go grab some lunch.. yall have fun with that one.. if yall need any music, news, preview new gear, etc.. get on over to hustlemania. wanna follow me, and the random things i do- hit/follow me on twitter.. until next time- yall be good. and, before i go.. big shout out to my lil brother durty-d(n!kka.. update ya blog..!! im sayin, tho). man djkoast & the 9elements family. Eric, Ben, & Blair over at Transworld. my n!kkas at JAW.. and, all my Jacksonville folks.. oh yeah. Rachel- I Love You.. im really out this time.. jeah!
"im sure one of you 'internet scientists' with your degree in Googlery, have some kinda answer for this.."
i had a really odd dream last night.. first, i was skating in some mountain'ess area of.. actually. i have no idea where the fokk i was! i just know it was mountain'ess, and it had alot of spots.. then, after making it to the apex of one area of this random ass spot- i realized I'd grabbed the wrong camera. what?! i was hyped on where i was, and a n!kka needed a flick. the sh!t look'ted like suhn'tin outta the movie "Dune", but had skate-spots.. trust me. it was dope.. anyways. so in a panicked state, i dropped into this one area that was forbidden to venture in unless you had a golf cart. yeah. a fukkin, golf cart.. needless to say, i dropped in. and woke up, before i cracked my skull. end of that one.. so, i proceed to my 2nd stage of dormacy, and this time- i found myself in a And1 b-ball type tournament. i really didnt feel like playing, or practicing. so, i just grabbed the ball, and performed a few dunks. after i did my thizzle, i left the courts only to be found in some huge skateable mall-type complex.. i grabbed some kids board, and just skated around. forgetting i was entered in a b-ball contest.. someone walks up and goes, "hey.. theyre calling your name/team right now...". i dropped my board, and took off running only to find myself awakening to the voice of Robin Meade.. damn. Robin Meade is fine.. but, real slobber. isnt that a weird ass dream? sh!t was like the ghetto version of Science of Sleep..
if you think my dream was weird.. look at this "plant".. i dont even know how to say the name of this thing, but what i DO know is- that damn sho'll aint no cornucopia. and, that thing eats rats.. so, yeah. its a carnivore. its ugly. and, it somehow has a mouth.. i got a good question.. is that the "tongue" protruding above it? and, whas wit' me,and all these big ass words today..? did i read a dictionary in my sleep too, or suhn'tin?
for those of you who might not be familair.. i introduce you, to Mr. Kellen James..
good Jesus, is that dude good.. whats funny, is when i dropped Minority Report over 2yrs ago- NO ONE was trying to hear me 'bout dude.. i mean, NO ONE.. now. the same cats who shooting flicks with him, giving him props, etc.. act like they just dicovered him. and, dont even have the decency to mention Minority Report.. yall make me laugh, sometimes.. actually. yall make me laugh, ALL the time. anyways.. check out Kellen in Transworlds new video, "Right Foot Forward".. im sure he has the best part.. actually. im POSITIVE, he has the best part..
really quick.. theres been ALOT of good music droppin in the last few days.. new Jigger Man. new Raekwon album(FUEGO!!!). some leaks from the new M.O.P. album thats droppin.. chronic, re-mastered w/unreleased material.. i suggest yall get on over to hustlemania.com, and do the damn thing...
before i go.. no 'cism, but can someone tell me how the fukk this woman.. gave birth, to them lil white kids? *click here for the entire story before anyone gets their panties in a bunch.. im familiar with what an albino looks like.. what im NOT familiar with, is how 2 Brazilians with my skin tone.. humped. and one.. actually, 3 of those kids popped out.. im sure one of you 'internet scientists' with your degree in Googlery, have some kinda answer for this..
well. i gotta run. got some guests coming over for dinner, then ill more than likely be downtown at the Artwalk.. followed by Autrelles "MJVSJT" Party @ Eclipse.. until then.. yall be safe, and if you wanna catch up w/me in the meantime- dont be scurred to follow me on twitter.. peace!!
"you obviously lack any venacular, to try and get online and out-swag the swag'tacular.."
first off.. good Friday to everyone.. i know im up early, but i been on my grind lately. plus. my man Rick Kosick(of Big Brother/Jackass fame) is in town, to film me for the upcoming Big Brother Documentary.. yeah.. theres gonna be a documentary.. more on that later.. what i DO wanna tap in on, is these cats out here who been trying to ride my wave.. look.. i realize, "imitation, is the highest form of flattery..". yeah, yeah, yeah.. but, when you obviously lack any venacular, to try and get online and out-swag the swag'tacular- you lawst.. i started this "You Tubesday", "Throwback Tursday", and various other splasy type slang & topics on the in'nuhnets.. if you gon' bite a n!kka, the least you can do is dedicate ya lil wave to the Gawd.. i mean.. the idea of you even thinkin we in the same swag'etory- is comical at the least.. real tawk.. yall need to respect my conglomerate.. before i put one of yall on the summ'ah jam screen.. it aint too late..
now that i got that off my chest.. my man John Paul showed me this as i was eating some Pho, the other day, and i almost choked on the ligament in my soup.. roll the tape:
hold on.. what the hell, was that?!?! no.. seriously.. i think thats single-handidly, one of the funniest things ive ever seen in my life.. and, did ole boy just walk in the closet, and realize he was scared of the dark or suhn'tin? oooooooooooh laaaaaaawd..!!! this whats hot in the skreets now, lil dudes.. yall cryin over in'nunet games? and, real tawk- what the hell is a World of Warcraft? thas like D&D? what kinda swagless nerd, play games with wizards and all dat? yall buggin, man..
soooooooooo.. i guess we just aint gon' talk 'bout the CEO of the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals who left... no.. excuse me.. "forgot" her own fukkin dog, in her car for HOURS in 90-something degree weather- which lead to its death, right? what.. i aint lyin! click this lank... irronically enough.. this is the same woman, who was VERY vocal about Mike Vick.. hmmm.. wonder if she'll be publically scrutinized.. asked to resign from her job.. do some time in the bing.. get out.. only to be scrutinized even more.. and.. hold, on!!! now that i think about it.. NONE of this will happen.. because, number 1- the news isnt even reporting this, at ANY length. matter of fact. ive yet to see this "dog killers" face all over TV. or, seen her face- period!! real slobber. fukk this broad. and, whatever she THOUGHT she stood for..
btw.. i been on my photo grind this week- HEAVY.. dropped the "Quench the Violence" gallery, on Florida times Union website(jacksonville.com).. just threw a editorial, and photos to the folks at the Florida star(Fla's oldest running, African-American owned newspaper).. and, you know Eric & my man Blair alway hold me down over at Transworld.. check this splashy lil gallery of my summer down here in the Dirty, that just went up...
good looks to...
ruh rooooooooooh!!!!!!! Rick Kosick just called, and said he'son his way over to film for the Jackass documentary.. i got'sta go.. in the meantime.. if you wnna kepp ya'self entertained.. here..
"10 Ugliest People on Reality TV"
i gotta run.. catch me later on twitter... if you want some new music.. hit up hustlemania.. and, until next time.. sorry yall.. but i got thaings to do today.. yall be easy, and speak to ya soon.. jeah!
"hold on.. didnt i say i was gonna start skating again, if Vick came back? its on.."
first off.. i would normally take this time to apologize for my absence, but nawl.. i been on my grind, cousin.. and, i mean- HEAVY.. ive done everything from host a Red Bull event in Atl, to balling so hard- i fell asleep on a bell hop cart... to watchin the white Bobby & Whitney(aka as Tay' Tay' & Drew) go through.. well.. whatever happened there.. to having one of the best birthdays of my entire life(I Love You, Rach').. to... going from waiting on a check, to having 4 show up in one week.. to.. deejaying at Eclipse(be there again, this Wednesday.. holla).. man.. just trust me.. this has been one hell of a month.. even Mike Vick is playing again.. hold on.. didnt i say i was gonna start skating again, if Vick came back? its on.. as for the blog- lets go.. first order of business. i cant stand them bum ass Pittsnerd Stealers, but i gotta keep it 100... yall seen this shat yet?! roll the tape:
what the...?! breh... naw.. fa'real, doh.. yall see that sh!t?!?! hold up.. dont even move.. yall seen THIS sh!t? roll the tape:
if i was this dude, id start skateboarding just to win the high ollie contest- then quit.. no more. no less. then, id go to parties/clubs, and just jump on random peoples shoulders while waiting in line for a drink.. then, i go on that terrible new "Shaq Vs.. " show, and teabag that cock'eyed freakazoid.. im sayin tho..
sooooooo... i guess everybody wanna spend all this time talm bout Michelle Obama wearing shorts, but i guess we just not even gon' discuss how Andy Warhol had nekkid pictures on Jackie O... yeah.. i didnt think so..
but.. what we WILL talk about, is my first photos being published by Florida Times-Union (as seen on jacksonville.com) Volunteers from several area churches participate in an event titled Quench the Violence, Saturday, August 22, 2009. Around 75 people passed out water at five intersections along Moncrief Road, trying to raise awareness of violent crime in Jacksonville. “We want people to chill out, take a drink and think about what they’re about to do,” organizer Rev. Robert LeCount said of people thinking of taking action with violence, “They might just have a change of heart.” (Photos by Clyde Singleton)
oooooooooooooooohhh laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwd.!!!!!! this is full of nothing BUT, quotables.. all you bummy ass dudes with low self-esteem, can learn ALOT from this pi'amp.. props to Autrelle for blessing my morning with that.. good Lawd, my chest hurts now..
i gotta run.. got some things to take care of before the girl goes to work, like edit photos for The Florida Star.. try to make it to the beach.. email some folks, and the usual daily hustle.. yall be good, and in the meantime- you can follow me on twitter.. or, for all your music, clothing, news, etc.. go on over to hustlemania.. and, before i go- id like to welcome both
"i still dont know when im leavin, but i should be there.."
look, people.. if you aint got a fukkin job- at least clean up ya damn house.. or even worse- clean up behind ya'self.. i mean.. you aint got NOTHIN else to do.. im sayin. some of yall are embarrassing.. and, by some of ya actions- its clearly apparent why you dont got a job no more.. and for all ya comedians out there who think i "dont work", but dont realize Gawd bless't me wif' this stupid fruity- crazy swag of a lifestyle(i do/say what the fukk i want) & job(i work from anywhere, and get to incorporate my lifestyle into it)- you lawst before you even started.. anyways. quit being a bum.. woman dont like bums.. bums live amongst all kinds of messes, and all kinds of flies around 'em- with no problems(sound familiar).. woman dont like messes. and the only thng they like that files- is time.. yall need to step ya lifestyle game up.. and, know you know...
moving forward.. what the fukk is this? is this, fa'serious? who the...? what the FUKK, is that? and, the worst part is.. whoever did this- is too much of a coward and show their face.. click to read more... what kinda yella'belly.. hold up. did i just say "yellow-belly.."? lets just forget that for a second.. ok. what the fukk is wrong with people..? look, dumbass who did it.. youre already semi-famous.. probably more than say... the dude whos faced is blurred on "Fantasy Factory".. ok.. well, if i were you. and- i was brass enough to actually hate someone like say.. the President(whaddadumbass). and make a mockery of his image publicly.. at least start a tee-shirt company.. get ya ass on the news.. and start working toward lawyer fee, and saving up about 10-15 yrs of commissary..
onto some funnier news.. if you werent on hustlemania yesterday(plug..), you probably missed this new trailer i posted for Chris Rocks upcoming film "Good Hair"..
for all you long-time Chris rock fans.. im sure you probably remember when Chris Rock use'ta incorporate this kinda segment into his earlier shows... but, to hold on.. lets go back to Paul Mooneys hair.. did you..? bwahahhahahahhahahah... this movies gonna be ridiculous..
i think i want to buy a magazine.. lets se.. ill take- THAT ONE! uh.. wow.. Keri Hilson. cover of the new Complex. drops today. thank you..
im outta here.. oh yeah.. if youre up in the Atlanta area this weekend- come check out Red Bulls "Manny Mania".. i still dont know when im leavin, but i should be there.. in the meantime.. lemme see clean up behind ya'self..(check) i said the word "yellow-belly"..(check) funny movie about Black peoples hair(check)..Keris Hilson(eh'hmm)... random quote.. yeah.. im outta here. ya be easy...