Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'mmmm BaaaacccKkkk!

And more opinionated than ever. Get ready for the goodness, the Ave is back in full effect.

The Look from Check to Check...

Big Check
A new album calls for a new look and Alicia Keys is definitely stepping her fashion game up these days. No more fitted caps for her, her new m.o. is skinny jeans, tailored feminine blouses, and major platforms or boots. Her new look screams feminine with a touch of urban edge. Check her out...

Little Check.
For that Alicia Keys Urban fashionista look on a budget might I suggest the following:
Blouses and supper skinny jeans for under $100 each from Alloy, Bebe and Urban Outfitters.

And don't forget the shoes both from Payless, yes payless biach, did you forget that your check was the little check?


I know I am late, this happened like two weeks ago, but I can't pass up the opportunity to talk about this. Bill Cosby was on the Oprah Winfrey show on an episode people are referring to as "airing out our dirty laundry". I've only read some excerpts from this show, but I don't know why people are saying Bill aired out our business. In order to "air out" our business it has to be under wraps to begin with. Wake up black folk, it aint no secret- everyone knows you'd rather buy some new rims for your benz instead of paying for a tutor for your child who reads two levels below their actual grade level! Ok OK, that was harsh, I take it back, but you know who you are. Don't hate Bill and Oprah, they're already wealthy and educated. Like Michael Jackson said maybe it's time we all take a look at that man in the mirror. Heeheehee.


Is it me or has television been really wack these days? "I Love New York" is played out, same gay guys, same big weaves. "Kimora Lee Simmons Life in the Fast Lane" seems like the same four episodes on a loop. Luckily I have two shows to recommend.

"The Game" comes on the CW on Monday nights at 9:30pm. It's basically about a young black couple and the ups and downs of their relationship. The lead character is Melanie, a med student who is torn between academia and her boyfriend Derwin's flashy pro-football lifestyle. For a sitcom its cute, fresh, and often very funny. Watch this with your boo boo to get a real good "discussion" going.

"Keyshia Cole The Way It Is" has it season premiere tonight at 10:30am on BET. First Mario now you Keyshia? Is everyone's mama on crack? I guess that explains why I can't sing a lick, cause my mom worked a 9 to 5 sober. Needless to say I will be tuned in tonight to see if Keyshia too will force her jailbird mom into rehab...you couldn't ask for a better storyline.


Ok, ok, so I don't know if this is true love or silly gossip, but what I do know is that these two would make some fine looking babies. So Kerry you have my blessing, and Common I forgive you for cheating on me.


Last week in NYC, Mayor Bloomberg and City officials continued to prove that they hate poor people.
In an effort to fix a "loop hole" in the housing system. Homeless Commissioner Rob Hess announced that they would be putting restrictions on the emergency housing program that grants homeless families a room for the night when they come to shelters after 5pm. Hess and other anti-homeless city officials argued that these families are putting a financial strain on the city's resources by stayig in shelters every night when they can stay with family members. Hmmm, how can I say this without sounding ignorant? What the f&^^%$% are these people smoking? City Councilman Bill DiBlasio said it best, "For someone to keep coming back to that office and sitting for hours on end, that's not someone playing a game, that's someone who doesn't have an option." Are these city officials crazy? Did they personally go into each house and inspect every family's living situation? How do they know they have a safe, stable place to stay, without hostile, violent, or potentially dangerous relatives? Better question what kind of crazy person would stand outside every night for a room in a nasty shelter when they had other housing options? Obviously Rob Hess must be smoking that good ish. Mayor Bloomberg and his whole operation need to be put out of office.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Bizness!!! Underground Artist of the Month

Meet some of New York's realest beat makers, two artists who are trying to make their name known to the world. They have real raw talent and thats why they are our artists of the month.

AnimositY is his name.... given by street legend mayhem from the ruff headz crew
killed by the jakes due to wrong
identity... animosity grew up in the best borough in ny... brooklyn.. he remains a street legend, known for his androic poetic scrolls, which captures the ears of true hip hop headz.... his crew name is WORDSMITH.. peep his new mix c.d. coming out very soon... Featuring his comrades, one!

***************************Name: Ambush 
Birth place: Brooklyn N.Y. 
Ht: 5ft 5in Wt: 170 Eyes: brwn  Lt Skin. 
Interest: Sports, music, fitness, and money

Motivation: My family and spiritual beliefs are what fuel my hunger. I do not fear failure, I accept the challenge to find ways to improve myself. Through personal growth and failure, I realize that there is strength in weakness for those who seek it. The loss of my mother at an early age provided me the strength to overcome many obstacles.

Favorite Artist: Nas because of his ability to lyrically assault beats while giving vivid details telling stories. Fifty because of his ability to make your head bop while giving you an unbelievable rush.

Old School Favs: Kool G Rap is the original fifty to me and he still gets it in. Big Daddy Kane the RAW album is my favorite of all time. Lord finesse the original funky man nuff said.       

Animosity and Ambush are the future of Hip hop. Remember when Teddy Riley introduced the world to 'New Jack Swing', or The Neptunes made you want to skate board to their outerspace/paired down sound? Well get ready for a new era in sound. If you used to head nod to artist such as Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, or Az from the firm, then this is for you. Apex Prductions' sound harkens back to an era when hip hop made you do more than dance, it made you think. These guys are the anti-'Cupid Shuffle'. So when your done doing the superman at your best friend's wedding or bah-mitzvah, check out Animostiy and Ambush, your head will nod, and your brain will definitely thank you.

If you don't believe the hype, check out one of their songs for yourself, here's "Morning Hustle"