Monday, May 26, 2014

Denzel Washington As The Equalizer (Movie Trailer)

I remember my mother watching the original television show, when I was a child.  I think it stuck in my head because the star of the show was a badass, pale, older white man who was what may be called, now a "fixer", but I think he worked for free.  The show alluded to him being a former spy or soldier trying to make amends for past sins, similar to the show Burn Notice.  Denzel's version of The Equalizer seems to have less of a backstory than the original.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloƫ Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall's desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. - Sony Pictures Entertainment

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nas Discusses Illmatic With Faith Newman #IllmaticXX

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, Complex reunited Nas and Faith Newman, the A&R rep for his debut album.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Random Thoughts: It's free for everyone, but YOU.

I love it when I'm reading an article or blog and come across someone expressing my thoughts to a t.  Demetria Lucas has been writing an advice column on dating and relationships featured on The Root for sometime.  Recently a woman wrote in about finding a man that is husband material, although she's currently dating a guy that she describes as not being marriage material and "a 'street guy' who has kids but doesn't seem passionate about them."  Demetria's answer focused on the obvious question of, why is she with him.  But towards the end of the piece she hit on something that ate away at me like crazy when I was "actively" trying to date when I was younger.
Men complain that women will waste time with men who are of little value, giving them relationship benefits with no titles, and then suddenly decide they want a good guy and want him to put a ring on it. And the guys are rightly thinking, "For what? You want me, a man of substance, to step up to the plate, but for a man of less quality you have no requirements? Please."
This is one of those things that it seems like women can say to other women, but if a man were to say it he would be seen as a misogynist.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

@BedstuyBetty Isn't Seeing The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience Reviewed By Bedstuy Betty

It’s late, it’s still brutally cold outside, and this rum in my glass isn’t lifting me up. I’m in need of something nostalgic but still smooth and danceable. Unfortunately for me, what my editor left in my inbox is not necessarily in line with my cravings. Like that bad case of hay fever you get indicating that Spring is near, Justin Timberlake is also trying to jump back into the swing of things with his new album The 20/20 Experience.

Initially, it was rather hard to sit through for one continuous listen. Mainly because Timberlake appears to clutch from a grab bag of different sounds from different eras, and then combine them in a manner that while valiant comes off messy. From the very first track “Pusher Love Girl”, it begins with a beautiful orchestral set only to come to a screeching halt with saccharine sweet modernized doo-wop. The next track, his breakout single “Suit and Tie” is pleasantly catchy, perfectly suited for wedding dance floors and other large functions. The addition of Jay-Z’s verse doesn’t do much to enhance the track and he sounds like he knows it with lazy delivery. The following song “Don’t Hold the Wall” surprisingly kept me body rolling. Timbaland’s production shines on this track as he effortlessly mixes bhangra rhythms, which provides a perfect background for JT’s vocals making something both hypnotic and sensual. A later track, “Tunnel Vision” is another seamless fusion of production and voice. Timberlake even laces the song with his beatbox stylings, which isn’t as corny as it would seem.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

I guess Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are both Metal Gear Solid V.  I have no clue what's going on.  I'm so confused.  Just enjoy the new trailer . . .

DJ Charlie White - The Last Crate (Beat Tape)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday To The Greatest Ever

Yesterday, Pete Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds of Hot 97 played wall to wall classic DJ Premier tracks in honor of his 47th birthday.  There really isn't much to say, but enjoy and appreciate a legend while he is still with us!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

PBS - The Rise of Webcomics

The internet has given birth to yet another new medium: webcomics. Moving beyond the restrictions of print, webcomic artists interact directly with audiences who share their own unique worldview, and create stories that are often embedded in innovative formats only possible online. Sometimes funny, sometimes personal, and almost always weird, web comic creators have taken the comic strip form to new, mature, and artistic heights.