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Cake-o-holic

Friday, December 30th, 2005

End of the year huh? I really don’t live me life by years. This is just another week. I’m moving for the 3rd time in the past 6 months. This time further North to Seattle. I guess the grad motivation actually worked and I got a job. Thank You Jeezy. Now i can get the big bucks right?

I just upgraded to Wordpress 2.0 and so far I have to say I don’t like it. The admin menu is ugly as hell. They should have stuck with the previous CSS. That brings me to me next endeavour. Intellectual Beasts, a collobrative blog that you can expect 1st quarter 2006.

I hope to be able to release some tracks from the long awaited Indie Project featuring a handfull of MC’s I’ve been working with for years. About 10 tracks have been recorded but most still need polishing. I may release a track or 2 in the coming month. Here is a snippet (save target or link as) of an unmixed track that was recorded about a month ago.

BTW Cake-o-holic is a neologism that Dame Dash invented to refer to himself. In his words it means “being addicted to getting money”. This is still no excuse for these old man glasses he is wearing at the tender age of 34!

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Coming soon as well should be my annual Best and Worst of 2006 in Hip Hop. Maybe some New Years pics as well.

Dec 30

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2005 Predictions*

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005
  • Television and PC convergence
  • I don’t watch tv, however I help pay a cable bill for my couch potato roommates. I guess the main reason is that the internet has so much to offer; it actually challenges me and makes me think. Moreover I get shit on demand. If I want to view the latest episode of Samurai Champloo (only broadcasted in Japan) I go and download the torrent, soon there after I’m viewing it, commercial free and fan dubbed.

  • Social Anxiety From Online Communities
  • Some of my entries in this blog have already put me in a hot water with some acquaintances. Expect people to be living through there online life a little too much. It won’t surprise me to see as a Yahoo headline “Teen kills 2 classmates over Blog entry”.

  • More Celeb Sex Tapes
  • My boy passed me this digusting porno video of former “wrestler” Chyna with some other washed up “wrestler”. I peeped it out of pure curiousity only to be scarred for life. The video attempts to a “stolen home video” but was obviously made for mass production. Why do thes people do such stupid things? I guess just to extend there 15 minutes of fame. The bright side of these things is that the public forgets really quickly. Uou can do release a tape “randomly” right after your latest film/album bombs to divert attention from your failure. Expect a Britney or Timberlake tape in the future.

  • Online Buzz
  • I still haven’t figured out how this works. By the time you’ve been hit it’s too late. As people emigrate more and more to the net, it becomes more revelant and acceptable. Online buzz has turned a former daytime talk show contestant into a West Coast thug (multi platinum) rapper. I’m talking about Game. Dude came out of nowhere with no single before “How We Do”. Mixtape appearences that were downloaded by hip hop listeners boosted Game’s buzz. Moreover word of mouth with movies like Napoleon Dynamite that proved very effective. For our generation, businesses know that the net is the best way to get us. If everyone is talking about it, it MUST be worth you’re time, right?

    *I actually wrote this over a month ago but like the majority of my entries, I didn’t publish it.

    Best and Worst of 2004

    Monday, January 17th, 2005

    People love to read lists. So I non-chalantly created a list of the Best and Worst 2004 had to offer, according to what interests me :blah . Is it shallow? Perhaps. Blunt? Very. Enjoy.

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    Can It Be That Is Was All So Simple?

    Friday, January 7th, 2005

    This past month I was cleaning up a storage closet at my Father’s house and come across some interesting nostalgia. Though mostly video games and softcore images, it was a stark reminder of the previous decade.


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    Back Like Cooked Crack

    Friday, November 12th, 2004

    Since midterms have ended my life is finally getting back to normal. Finally I’m partying and going back to the bars…..atleast for a couple days.

      What’s Hot?

    • Ass
    • Nas and Az- “Serious
    • Kobe
    • Half-Life 2
    • Yasser Arafat (rip)
    • Metal Gear Solid 3
      What’s Not?

    • AOL
    • Diplomatic Immunity 2
    • 2 Party System
    • Adrian Mutu
    • Photo Ipods
    • Electronic Arts

    Expect a new site design on the next update along with part 2 of my Fantastic Four Adventures

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    Unabashed or Unintentional?

    Sunday, November 7th, 2004

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    Apparently the ad above outraged the some morally pretentious officials in New York. It is supposed to be an advertisment to encourage reading from the urban clothing company “Akademiks”.

    Surely I would be the first to admit that “Getting Brain” is synomous with oral sex in the hip hop vernacular. Obviously Akamediks’ main clientele is is familiar with the phrase. The point is that Akademiks didn’t do anything different than what most most advertisers do. Open in Maxim and you will see ads that balance on the line of suggestion. Remember the Miller Lite “Twins” commericials? This just leads me to believe that the concern over the ad in question is just an attack on youth culture, Hip hop culture (once again), and “you know what” culture.
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