Too many things to put into this space, so I better just get straight to business. It's been about a week since our last post and I think I'll be able to chat it up about all kinds of different topics. There should be something for everyone to enjoy in this one, if I do it right. Be ready for a huge post. Anyways, it's time for me to ramble as I do best..
Where do I even begin? Lots of options to go with here, but I'll start out with one that people are wondering about all week. I'm back in the single life (yeah, that fast, I know what you're thinking), but hear me out. I jumped into things too fast with Ashley, so now we're just doing our own thing and stopping the relationship. I won't bore everyone with that, but we're still cool with each other and will hang out. Got any questions, just ask. A very sweet girl though that I click with on so many things and it's just way more relaxed now not trying the whole "relationship" if you will. It's funny how many people wrote me that were surprised that I actually have a girl to go out with after dating very very rarely. Hey, even I get out of the house every now and then.
I was all over the place this past weekend. I went to the Cabela's in Wheeling and that's one huge store. My favorite things about the whole building was the fish tanks with just about any fish you can think of and also the animal displays. While there, there was a ton of Amish people in there, so that was interesting since you don't see that in my area. You can spend a lot of time in there and not get bored. Even if you don't hunt or fish. In that same day, we rolled to St. Clairsville, Ohio. We hit up the mall there and then wanted to get some big eating in. It was Red Lobster time there and you can't ever go wrong with that deal. So in a span of a few hours, I was in almost 3 states (a few minutes away from PA that day).
What's new in the world of movies? After seeing The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift on Wednesday, it was time for another on Sunday. I rolled to the new Meadowbrook Mall cinemas. Not brand new as they're probably been there for 6 months probably, but it was my first appearance. Yeah, I'm a slacker. There for a while, I was rocking it out on the theater movies. I need to get back in that groove. Sunday I watched Click and thought it was very good. For those wondering, you get quite a bit of the old school Sandler that we all know and love. That's ten times better than serious Sandler, at least to me. This movie will bring tears to your eyes though. Or maybe it's just that I'm a wuss with those type of scenes in movies, hah. Hey, I admit it. Even people in the mean streets of East Shinnston can shed some tears every now and then.
Nothing out of the ordinary went down for the July 4th extravaganza. Saturday night we had the fireworks in E-Town. My area gets packed in like sardines for that, I guess that's all my town has going for it. Anyways, each time I watch fireworks, I can't help but think of my favorite movie of all time, The Sandlot. Gotta love when they play ball under the fireworks. As I would say, that's quality stuff.
Ok, I got carried away with the new CDs. You all know how I am with that. I'll get a few one week and then out of nowhere I'll just get this wild hair up me and won't be able to stop. Yeah, I'm a mess when it comes to downloading albums, deal with it. I got a ton to write on CDs, so I'll spare everyone with a lot of wrestling talk this week. What'd I get? Of course, it's all rap, but I'll weigh in:
Ray Cash: Cash on Delivery. A new cat from Cleveland and this CD is very solid. You get some decent names on this album such as Scarface, Bun-B (who is on everyone's CD), Beanie Sigel, and Pastor Troy. Bumpin' My Music featuring Scarface rocks it out.
Tha Dogg Pound: Cali Iz Active. Yep, that DPG you're thinking of. Big Snoop Dogg together with Daz and Kurupt. You also have Nate Dogg on this CD, so you know it has to be good. As said many times on CD reviews in this very space, it ain't a hit until Nate Dogg spit.
Fiend: The Addiction - Hope Is Near. The same Fiend from the No Limit days. Now he's on his own, but he still has the same mean fire he's always had. If you want some good mean rap, load up on this stuff. This will have you wanting to bust someone's head up. :)
Kool Keith: The Return of Dr. Octagon. We go way back here for some true hip hop action. Most people sleep on this guy, but he's a major player in the New York rap scene. He started out with the Ultramagnetic MCs in the 80s (another member of this group was Tim Dog who Snoop and Dre used to rip back in the day). He's brash and always tries to find a way to get some porn references in his rhymes, but he's also known for bashing commercial/mainstream rap with impressive lyrics.
Money Gang: Chain Gang Mixtape - Volume 1. Some Bay Area rap here that I haven't heard before. But as usual, I'm interested in any Bay stuff as it's my favorite. I'll give it a try, but haven't listened yet. I'll write more once I hear some of these CDs.
Roscoe: I Luv Cali. More California rap here. This is the same dude known as Young Roscoe. But I guess he's not "young" anymore? For those who don't know him, this is the little bro of Kurupt mentioned above, so he has the rap game in his genes.
Waist Deep Soundtrack. An awesome soundtrack here. This is the movie with The Game in it. Also, another CD that features Nate Dogg, so that's worth it alone. Too many people to name on this CD, but it has some major talent. I hope to get to see this movie because you can't go wrong with rap movies.
Wax Murdaraz: City Ta City Killin' Spree. I downloaded this one just based on the name alone. How can you go wrong with a group called Wax Murdaraz? I also like my chances that I'm the only one in my entire area with this CD.
Young Hootie: Young Compton Mixtape. Yeah, I spent way too much time in a West Coast rap chatroom finding these CDs. But I saw the name, saw that Compton was involved, so it's worth a listen. What do I have to lose?
Yung Joc: New Joc City. We're going mainstream here. This is Puff's latest creation on his Bad Boy South label. Everyone has probably heard It's Goin' Down by now. Also, Puff and Joc performed together at last week's BET Awards and it was pretty good stuff. Joc is one tiny guy though. But then again, most rappers are midgets.
Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week: http://www.myspace.com/sandrapena949
3 Quick Thangs:
1. Since I posted this one on Wednesday, let's go with the birthdays of Thursday, July 6th: Burt Ward of Robin & Batman fame is 61 if he's still alive. The man, Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) goes for 60, geez. A guy 60 shouldn't look like that and be all roided out like a statue. Fred Dryer of old school NFL fame and the show Hunter is also 60. Underrated NFL receiver in his day, Alvin Harper, wish him a Happy 38th. Seems older than that. Tia and Tamera Mowry from Sister, Sister are 28, some hot twins there.
2. I'm hooked on the Red Hot Dollars candy.
3. CM Punk debuted on ECW this week. Words can't even describe how excited I am about that.