In 2006, during a stint out west to promote his then new movie, Sacha Cohen, (aka Borat) met Daniel Dumile, better known as Zev Love X, or MF DOOM. Their blazing freestyle ciphers and mutual love of Purple Kush led to an impromptu recording of Doom’s ‘My Favorite Ladies’ verses (see Herbalisers’ Something Wicked…album) over a beat Borat had made back in ’05 with Kulki Boolchek, a Khazak producer. Later that year Doom ventured east, and recorded three more gems with Cohen at the castle of Rudolf II in Prague, renowned for its stone acoustics. DigDug bought the master off a based-out gypsy in East Oakland and the rest is history!
What makes this “news” clip from The Onion so absurd, hence, funny, is the fact that the plan may actually work somewhat. I mean if Weezy set up shop down there for a few years, just using and spending his money on yayo, don’t you think some traffic may stay inside Mexico that was otherwise headed for U.S. border towns in Texas and California?
In reality, I think President of Young Money Entertainment, Mack Maine, is the one that’s really been hitting the white girl lately. Watch him spew garbage about how legendary the Young Money roster is. Granted, I like Drake and Nicki, but legendary they are not. You have to excuse Mack’s suspect judgement sometimes, he went from placing 16th in an MTV freestyle competition to running the affairs of a multimillion dollar label breaking records during a recession. Give him time, I’m sure he’ll turn into the next Russell Simmons soon enough.
An 18 year old employee of mine asked me the most ridiculous question today, she rudely put forth, ” you don’t like Lady Gaga?” This young lass asked this question with such audacity and awe that I was forced to ponder the question, call it mental rendition. I answered with a pathetic “I guess she’s OK.” Complete fail, she’s OK? She’s agitating, she’s trendy, she’s terribly untalented, she’s somewhat sexy in the bestiality kind of way, but she’s not “OK.” After hitting up Natural High to peep Karma tonight I knew my preference for substance was not music nerdy or socially elite, it was a simple dismissal of terrible radio junk. Lady Gaga is the type of artist that ends up in a figurative garbage can, considering it’s Gaga, she may end up in a physical one to boot. I can’t think of a reasonable historic example to exemplify my point here, but 4 Non Blondes and Milli Vanilli come to mind for some reason. Either way, this YouTube character, Lord Gaga, is the kind of viral identity I would usually dismiss with a passive glance and a wave of the mouse. But this character hammers my proverbial nails in Lady Gaga’s coffin, I can’t help but stare awhile, and yes, free my mind from an unknown interrogation cell in Syria.
Check this video of Lady Gaga while she was still human and a student at NYU.
For the majority of Americans, Ron Artest is a crazy fool with a propensity to put his foot in his mouth and his fist in your face. But they don’t know Ron Ron like we do! He’s a politically empathetic man with a platform to do something good for the world, and gosh darn it, he’s doing it. In all seriousness though, the plight of Afghani women is not a comical matter. The topic should be taken extremely seriously, like how Ron should consider a good Beverly Hills therapist, and perhaps a class in political science at UCLA. If you see him walking the streets of your local Los Angeles locale, do what we’d do, give him a good kick in the ass, or ask for a “loan” at gunpoint, or both.