Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Most Creative Mixtape Cover I've Seen...

...in a long time! Asther Roth's cover looks more like it should be for Food and Wine magazine, and I love the menu back cover.

I haven't even listened to it yet because I can't stop staring at the food and wondering how it tastes!

This is an unusual concept for a rapper's mixtape cover. A rapper! I love to see hip hop art presented without stereotype. This was designed by Mike Waxx

Download it here

Monday, March 29, 2010

Erykah Badu is Back! Or, Erykah Badus' Back...

My friend Andrea just sent me a video for Erykah Badu's new single I love called "Window Seat" , and like almost everything she does, it was unusual yet familiar, creative, surprising, and a little crazy at the same time.

While giving props to Matt and Kim, the originators of the concept, my girl Badu walks and strips naked. Why am I talking about it when you can see for yourself.

The guy in me must say, I now literally know what she meant when she sang the line "This year I turn 36, never knew it'd come so quick...my ass and legs have gotten thick, but its all me..." from the song called "Me"on The New Amerikkka CD. That is a beautiful women.

I wonder what people will be saying about this by the end of the week? Will I be able to see the vid on VH1 Soul or Centric? I'm excited to hear this album when it drops.

Matt and Kim

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Just Wright, Just in Time

Although I'm happy for Monique and Gabourey, my friends and I have spent the last couple months discussing, celebrating, and condemning, the movie Precious and all of the reasons for its success, which seem to suggest that African American actors and actresses only receive Oscars when they portray the most violent and evil characters.

But I've said enough about that.

I have discovered an upcoming movie with a lighter subject matter

I hope this movie is well written and acted, and does well at the box office because I truly need some variety in my movie viewing. I want Boomerang back; the few movies that portrayed young African American professionals in the work place without guns, drugs, or undercover cops.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Oh man...

Its been a strange couple of weeks and a bad last few days as I suffered with a stomach virus/food poisoning. Not very fun at all!

New Tonight Show Logo

Now thats the controversy and switch is over, I noticed they made some tweaks to the logo upon Jay Leno's return

I like the serif face, but it seems a little more drab in color than before.