Laying here... Under weather... reading tweets... and I see this fella pop up on my timeline who I don't even remember following... He posted the following message:


Now, while I was disobedient and I didn't repost it... I did check out the link, which led me to his youtube, and I checked out some of his videos.

Let me say this...

There are very few people who make me laugh... Especially when I aint 100%...

But this guy is funny. Peep the video.

Follow hotdamnirock on twitter.

And after you do that...

Watch this...

Andre 3000 speaks about Rap

Found this old interview of Andre 3000 and he said somethin in the first minute and a half or so of it... Hip Hop's definition has been misconceived.

With what he said and how he said it... I kinda agree. Seems like you got a few old heads labeling hip hop as this or that and disregarding everything else; they drew a line down the middle and called one side "hip hop" and the other side "rap". Its kinda crazy... M.C.'s were birthed at the party scene; basically starting with DJs doing call and response stuff. So in a sense, if you're gonna label stuff, shouldn't hip hop be the party music and rap be the conscious music? I don't know... I'm just talkin.


I am concerned about our generation and the ones after us. The more I look around, the more I see that most of us are completely lost...

A few years ago I was talking to a friend of mine about the construction of music; making beats. During our talks he made a comment that has stuck with me until this day. I spoke of the goal of music being to actually hypnotize the listener. Now, knowing him personally, I know he didn't mean it literally when he said it but I found myself recalling that statement at several different times; both while listening and producing music. During a stressful time in my life last year, I found myself listening to music to "drown out" thought processes that aided in maintaining my stress level. It became evident that the famous phrase was right; music calms the savage beast. I actually began to subconsciously create music that was what I later deemed a "constant distraction" and, at the time, I thought it was a good thing. Bring in a new instrument, pan a sound to the left or right, move volumes, etc; so that the brain can never focus on one thing too long and, as a result, never really focuses on anything. In the end we have a mind that is completely open and subject to suggestion... or possession.

Hopefully some of you see where this is going.

Good music ministers to the soul. Bad music corrupts the soul. There are a myriad of different flavors of music in between but on a grand scale, that's the truth.

You ever notice how lustful and/or angry music is these days? Sex, money and violence is a common theme. Many say "Its only music and I'm not listening to it for the words; I love the beat" and yet no one is rushing to buy instrumentals. Its not the same without the words. Without the words, the music is often "empty". The music opens your mind; the words control your emotion. To bring your attention to the problem from another angle, when was the last time a new love song (particularly from the male artists) came out that didn't mention sex or the lust for someone's physical attributes? To my recollection, they are few and far between. And we wonder why relationships fall prey so easily to infidelity... We wonder why lust and perversion runs rampant among our youth and children are starting to lose their virginity before they are old/smart enough to know the difference between "there", "their", and "they're".

What are you feeding your mind? What is your music telling you to do?

Music can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. A "numbed"/blank mind can be the devil's playground and personal art canvas. The bible specifically tells to focus our mind on God and Christ Jesus for this reason; to pray without ceasing. While it may be impossible to completely avoid music, as it is needed, be careful who you listen to, what you listen to, and how often you listen to it. I often get laughed at these days when people get in my car with me and I tell them that the only music I listen to is my own, with some gospel music and the occasional oldie here and there... But I know my intentions and most of this new stuff is just plain wicked (and not in a good way.)

I hate text messages - Re-Post

I'm posting this again because I had someone comment on the video that reminded me of the foolishness that happens over text.

Here's what he said:

"DISRESPECT, impersonal, cold, etc. These all come to mind when I think of texting. Human interaction these days are messed up. I don't use facebook, but recently I have been thinking about jumping in soley because most of the people I know NEVER PICK UP THEIR DAMN PHONES. Women are at the forefront of the problem, it is almost impossible to go out with a girl if you're not constantly texting each other!It truly has become a sad day."

I won't speak on if its the women or the men to blame but still... it is only possible because of text... Stupid stuff like crazy people flipping out because they weren't able to interpret the tone that the statment was made in. Lies being told. Disrespect from ignorant people who feel like they can talk to you any kinda way over text (when they for SURE wouldn't talk that way over the phone.) The list goes on... At any rate, watch it again... for the first time.

Kevin Hart - Seriously Funny

Funny thing about this video is... I just went looking for this... I went to Best Buy AND Walmart and NIETHER one of them had the DVD! I should've immediately went on a slapping spree!!! Nevertheless... I will try again tonight...

I wish it was the early to mid 90's

So I was looking online and came across this article on yahoo and I began to think of how much things have changed since the 90's. Long story short, the article speaks of the death of the Mini-Mansion aka "McMansion"; the home that's not quite big enough to call a mansion but too big to be a "normal" single family home.

Oddly Built HUGE home... With no land...
For many years we've probably been living in homes that were in excess of what we really need to survive; buying a 6 bedroom home with 3 entertainment rooms, 4 car garage, 5 and 1/2 bathrooms, an Olympic swimming pool in the back... and you're single and live alone. To that behavior I say "Its your money. Do what you like."

But now, in this most recent economic climate, it seems people are killing that thought process; choosing efficiency and utility over the ego stroking "My house is bigger than your house" approach. So instead of asking for 3000 square foot properties, the focus might be more on a 1800 square foot property, laid with every single "green" option possible on the home. While going "green" does cost a little bit more on the front end, the focus seems to have possibly shifted from extravagant to economically conscious.

A "Green" house

Crazy... It is this mentality shift stemming from our horrible economy, effecting all areas of our life, that upsets me. Why? Because "FUN" is almost impossible. Financial independence feels more like a dream or an ideal situation than a realistic goal. To be honest, "economically conscious" is an understatement. Everything in the entire world has gotten expensive except condoms from Walmart and our household income overall is going down. Its terrible.

Let's rewind to 1992... when gas was 86 cents; $5 was enough gas money; $7 for a movie ticket was EXPENSIVE AS H*LL; paying $8 for a alcoholic beverage mighta meant you were balling; you could go out with $10 in ya pocket and have an absolute BLAST; and taking a girl to Red Lobster or Olive Garden meant she was "the One".


From this...

Gas is 3 times that amount. $5 will get your friend put out of the car. You can't even get a senior citizen's movie ticket for under $8 now. $8 for a drink is cheap unless you going to Applebees for $3 margaritas or a "no dress code" club like Central Station where every drink is dirt cheap (and watered down). If you got $10 in ya pocket, the only thing you're getting is a Redbox DVD rental, a $5 pizza from Lil Ceasers, and a two liter Coke from the local QuikTrip gas station; Yeah... its a movie night at the house. Red Lobster has since become the McDonalds of sit down restuarants (Unless you from the south side of town. They still love it for some reason) and dating = chilling at somebody house, using that $10 in your pocket until somebody decide that they're horny.

To this...

If I had to choose, I'd say give me the 90's.

Nevertheless, times have changed. The only way to really get ahead now is to have a job, a side hustle AND a permanent roommate (spouse, best friend, family member, etc) who can help out. And honestly, its a much better idea to have a small place to keep ya utility bills lower, get on a budget plan with those utilities and, if you can, start trying to save $10 a week in an effort to build up a "just in case something stupid happen" fund. Meanwhile, we should all silently pray that we won't have to begin permanently living as extended families.

The Cleveland Cavelier's new jerseys

So Lebron James leaves your organization and you decide to get new uniforms...

This is a good idea...

But replacing your current uniforms with something almost identical with a more "boring" font is a fail. I dont get it. Seems like they would've done something a little bit more exciting to help drive jersey sales. This seems like a "We know we're about to be balling on a budget, so lets just do a subtle change so it wont cost us too much. We can even use some of the same material we have in the warehouse already" type decision. Of course I know the jerseys are made by adidas and the Cavs dont physically have a warehouse full of jersey material... Im just saying. If you're gonna get new uniforms, get NEW uniforms. But maybe its just me. Judge for yourself below.



Robbing banks in a lace front

Found this on the AJC... Kinda crazy what a tough economy will drive you to do... These fellas threw on some lacefronts and set it off like Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah.

The FBI is searching for two wig-wearing bank robbers who struck this week for the second time.

The gunmen robbed the Wachovia in the 3300 block of Holcomb Bridge Road Monday morning, three weeks after they robbed a Wachovia in the 2700 block of Clairmont Road in Atlanta.

Each time, one robber vaulted over the teller counter while the other remained in the lobby area and ordered customers to the ground. Both displayed handguns throughout the robbery. They escaped each bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Both robberies occurred between 10:30 and 11 a.m.

One robber wears a short black wig, while the other wears a shoulder-length wig. They are believed to be traveling in a silver Lexus.

Anyone with information on the robbers' identities or location should call the Atlanta FBI office at 404-679-9000.


Hide ya kids... Hide ya wife...

I don't feel like I need to write much this time. I'll let the videos speak for themselves. Its Stupid... But funny

Meet Antoine Dodson as he speaks about the bed intruder...

Now watch the remix... HILARIOUS!!!