Why does everybody wanna be ah Rapper tho ??????????????

What is this world coming to? gone are the days when young men and women dreamed of becoming successful doctors, lawyers, Teachers and even police officers. But then again this the year 2014 where the bar of complete F@ckary is raised to its all time high!

Welcome Back Reader! its time to get into the newest blog post from yours truly. Remember when you were a kid and you would watch music videos on TV of your favorite Rapper or singer and you said to your self “I wanna be ah rapper” or “i could sing better than that!” however once you grew up you realized those dreams were just dreams right?  Yeah well some people never stopped dreaming.

In a World where society judges a person by looks rather than talent, where Fake is in and real is out and where social media makes some people feel more important to the world than they really are. These days everybody has some kind of dream of being a “Rapper”

Image Thats right Reader! gone are the days when people (and I do mean people because this isn’t just for kids anymore) strived hard to get a job a good and live a decent life, replaced are the days of trying to make it big into the music business. Some people don’t regular 9-5 jobs anymore they want, what they assume is the Life and images that are displayed in front of them from TV, music, movies to social media

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They want that drake “Started from the Bottom now we here!” life story.

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Rather they have talent or not they want to be able to use machines to count money like this

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The Notorious B.I.G said it best in the 90’s Either you slinging crack or rock or you got ah wicked jump shot ( lets face it not every one can be the next Lebron James) So there for people strive to be the next…

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And thats just to name a few, and if this “I’m wanna be ah rapper” person is in they’re 30’s trying to start a rap career they can always be this next guy.Image

In Conclusion reader, if any of this that i stated in this post makes sense to you, then you can agree with the statement. The Society that we once grew up in that encouraged us to strive for the best and become successful in life has long gone out the window and has been replaced by what the masses as well as the media (Tv. Movies, music, Web) encourages us (well not all of us) to become.

Thats my Post! Time for me to do my Dance out of here!

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The Death of Urban Genre Books

It was the year 2003 either winter or summer or maybe it might have been spring, which ever season it was at the time. Hip Hop music  hadn’t dipped into its corny stage that its in at this present time, VH1 hadn’t tapped into the reality show game yet and I-Pad? what the hell was a I-Pad?

It was also during this period that the once popular trend of Urban genre books was starting to sweep the scene all across the country, when books such as these

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Could be found on every street vendors table for the price of $19.99  (cash only!).

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I’m talking a time when most people or maybe I should say people of all races couldn’t get enough of these popular urban genre books from writers such as Vickie Stinger, Terri Woods,  Kwan, Omar Tyree as well as any one whom was associated with these people

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We’re talking about a time when stopping by the Books store or Vendor in search of the sequel of the book that you just read was in high demand because the original was just that good that you couldn’t wait to get you hands on the second part.

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While in search of that sequel you winded up stumbling across some other books that caught your interest

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Yes Reader! this all really happen and it went on for a long time at least another 4 or 5 years, until something started happening  my self as a writer as well as avid reader of anything that draws interest to my learning intellectual ability started to notice as well as other readers of this one popular fad.

The pool was starting to shrink slowly and slowly before the water started to disappear from this once popular ocean of urban genre , the stories that were once different and unique in they’re own way started to copy each other! from characters, to concepts to plots and in some cases titles and cover designs.

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What was once a great genre filled with great stories, plot lines, sequels and characters that could have been in main stream movies is a shadow of its self. While there may be some good stories sitting on the table of the local street vendor or the shelves of what ever book store might still be around

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(Damn even those are starting to disappear) its clear that in the years 2014 this once popular fad has run its course with its readers.

Why you ask reader? Because it took the same route that any other popular trend or fad that has swept the nation or the world from Radio to music to Television……it destroyed its own identity! too many people inside of over crowded pool! (Nice Terminology right?)

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2014 The Resurrection of the singing groups?????

It started last year in November 2013 when the station VH1 premier the TLC Bio movie for the world to see

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however thats not where this story actually begin. Believe it or not this story actually begins the year before 2012 when the 90’s group SWV dropped they’re newest as well as grammy nominated ( and most slept on by the media and todays radio) Album “I missed us”

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Which in my opinion was a very good album to listen to (in fact its on rotation on my itunes today). When ever this story actually begins just know reader that as a avid music listener I am predicting that this is the years that the singing groups return to music!

Some of our Favorites from the past are already reunited and performing on tours as well as doing shows already.

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While some are already on TV with Reality shows

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And if your really interested! there’s been some buzz online lately about these guys hitting the studio again

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Like I said reader and as the title of this post reads 2014 will be the year of the resurrection of the singing groups, here’s a few that are still AWOL that we as fans are hoping get back into the spot light and provide us with the good music that was sound track to some of our lives.

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Well thats my 2nd post for the day Time for me to do my dance out of here

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THE CURRENT STATE OF NEW YORK RADIO AND WHY IT SUCKS!?

Here we ago again Reader!! that’s right its time for a brand new blog post by yours truly, however before I begin I would like to thank all of my readers as well as my visitors from around the world for viewing my past post and if your new to the site be sure to check out my past post as well as my current post.

With that said its time to start, I was sitting inside of my room recently playing some NBA 2k14 for the Playstation 3 and becoming quite annoyed with the fuckary that the computer was displaying, While listening to my master blaster aka my radio

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Tuned into hot 97 or maybe it was Power 105.1? which ever station it was at the time after two hours or so I found my self becoming annoyed for some reason. Not because I was getting my ass handed to me in a video game by a computer but more by the fact that within the past two hours I listened to the same damn songs being played in the same damn order!

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” how many times are they gonna play this song?!” I found my self pondering out loud (mind you I was in this room by my self) and so i decided to do what any other person would do and thats switch stations. And would you believe it the same songs were being played on the opposite station as well!

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If you as a New Yorker radio listener have ever found your self going through the same thing that I’ve found my self going through then you reader can agree with me when I say the state of New York Radio Sucks!! from Hot97

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Which back in the days (damn I hate saying that shit!) used to play so much versatile music from different artist, both old and new and even at times re-introduced us listeners to songs we long forgot about. To Power 105.1 whom original logo when they first launched in August 1997 was fresh as well as brand new and a break from Hot 97,started like this

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and over the years have become this

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Why? because there’s a ratings competition between the two to capture the ears of its New York listeners as well as listeners whom tune in from around the world on podcast or smart phone and android apps.

Ever since the legendary now defunct Kiss FM went out of business, its sister Station WBLSImage

Has become the new station for old school music (although I must admit that the weekend programming with Chub Rock crew and Doug e Fresh crew are both some good radio shows worth checking out on saturdays) but even listening to WBLS on a regular day, despite the many contest and give away going on for some reason are caught in this same process of playing the same Songs every hour on the hour.

If any one from radio is reading this Blog (and they probably aren’t) you should be aware that we as listeners are fed up with your product! we want our good quality music back!

How many times are we as listeners going to have to sit through the same songs by the same artist every hour on the hour? some of us hear this song Royals so much that we are looking to put this depressed girl in a program of some sort

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How many time do we as listener have to listen to Beyonce (calm down Be-Hive people I’m only making a point here) scream her way through this song? Because she’s drunk in love and haven’t figured out that she’s going to have one massive hang over when she wakes up from it?

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And Drake? yeah! why buy or download the album when the whole thing (or at least half of it) is being played every hour on the hour! Some of us are even telling people to “Wait! Hold my phone!” for no damn reason whats so ever! (how is that even a catch phrase tho?)

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And last but not least, we get it Jay Z doesn’t pop molly he rocks Tom Ford!

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Thanks for letting us know that only 50-100 times a day. In Conclusion the current state of New York radio sucks! all that we as listeners ask is for a change up in playlist, format maybe even allow D.J’s to play the B-side to the albums! or in some cases break in a new record once in a while! Is that too much to ask for?

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Valentines Day the one Unofficial Holiday of the Year!

Fresh off of SuperBowl Sunday!!! its time for me to entertain my readers again with the usual F%cary of the world.  Its the month of February and the most unimportant or maybe I should say “Unofficial holiday” of the year will be amongst us in only a few weeks, in fact if you’ve probably seen signs all around you inside the stores, on television, on the subways or even on the side of buses, some stores are even about to roll out special sales for this day.

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Thats right ladies and gentlemen Valentines day is amongst us! (wait what holiday did you think I was talking about?) It’s the one time of the year where we as people feed into the fuck#ry of publicly expressing our love to our significant other (not that there’s anything wrong with it) as if some of us don’t already do this on the other 364 days of the year.

It’s also the time of the year where many people find themselves spending money on this special “unofficial holiday” in discount stores all across the world. Stores start to  see a spike in sells of Flowers

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As well as Candy, although if you ask me the candy never taste as good as it should

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Then there’s the cards! of course you’ve got to get the cards right? for your significant other and in some cases your side piece

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And then there’s the teddy bears! although I must admit i think its a complete waste because eventually you’ll only wind up throwing the damn things away later down the line anyways.

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In 364 days of the year, Why is it on this one day that we are forced to display love and affection? Why on this particular day do we have to scream out to the world “I love this person!!”.

You want to know why? well its simple as this, Valentines days is a made up holiday that has no meaning whats so ever other than to make single people feel more miserable about being single (see the pics below).

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Its all a set up to have people crowd the stores and empty they’re wallets for a holiday that if you really think about it has no significant meaning to it.

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We don’t get any “time and a half” from work, there’s no thanksgiving type of feast involved

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There are no funny looking light on tree’s

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There are no wild over night parties involved!

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There aren’t even any fire works involved in this “Unofficial” Made up Holiday!

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In fact this chart basically sums up everything about this day February 14 “Valentines days”

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In Conclusion the only thing that this “Unofficial holiday”represents is this

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Thats right SEX! all the big Hoopla is about SEX!

And thats my post Reader! Time for me to do my dance out of here

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Young, Rich and Doing Dumb Sh%T (The Life of Young Celebrities)

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before “in todays news super star Bah Blah Blah was arrested today for Blah Blah Blah in Blah Blah city”. Yeah we’ve all heard this story before and its the same thing every time, celebrities committing crimes getting arrested  and the media creating a circus out of the whole thing.

In a world where social media is at its all time high, where every movement of a celebrity is tracked by either a camera phone or in many cases the paparazzi, we are witnessing what is becoming a new fab sensation. Thats right I said new fab sensation! young hollywood stars rich and doing dumb shit! (hints the title).

As every one knows Pop star Justin Beiber  (damn I sound like a reporter saying that ) was arrested yesterday for drag racing his Lamborghini on a miami street at 4 am in the morning

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And was charged with Drag racing and DUI (he either looks high as a kite or he’s scared shitless in this mug shot). Lets be for real here, this is not something thats new to us right? young, rich, celebrities acting out? we’ve seen this before! this is a rerun episode! in fact didn’t we just witness Chris Brown go through something similar? well maybe not the whole drag racing thing but getting arrested.

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Yes we did! but like I said before reader this is a rerun episode! and in the end they get arrested, get a slap on the wrist and its all forgotten about until the next celebrity winds up in the headlines, here are a few of the past and present young celebrity’s whom have winded up on the wrong side of the law in case you’ve forgotten.

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Although I must admit Lindsay has been arrested so many times that she can create her own flip book out of her mug shot pictures.  It seems that every time we as television viewers as well a drama junkies and celebrity worship followers turn on our televisions, smart phones or tablets there’s another celebrity making the news after being arrested for some crime that we are probably going to forget about in a few weeks away.

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Whom knows what makes these young, rich celebrity’s find them self’s in these situations, maybe its the fame

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maybe its the flashing lights that comes with the trappings of being a celebrity

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or maybe its all in the damn water.

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What ever the case maybe, rather you love them or hate them. They keep creating the headlines and we the people keep talking about it. In conclusion if i was this guy

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I would watch my self out there in them street, for its only a matter of time before he falls into the trap! or maybe he already has?

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Awards Shows, Do we really care anymore or Nah?!

It is January 2014 and the votes are out already! no I’m not talking about another election I’m talking about awards season! thats right ladies and gentleman awards season is upon us again.

ImageSo let me ask you a question reader? Do we as viewers care about whom wins what awards and for what  award show these days? when every time we turn on the television some celebrity is either having some kind of public melt down or is involved in some kind of f@ckary of a scandal that the media will drag out for months on end until we no longer care?

And the answer is No! well at least that my opinion on the whole topic, However we are living in a day of modern technology and as well as a time where media forces us viewers to pay attention to whom whore what to what award show rather we want to or not.

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As a Television viewer my self I (and i’m only speaking from my option here) I don’t think i can remember a time when watching awards shows of any sort was of some importance. Wait I’m lying Michael jackson did not perform until 10:45pm on award shows back then.

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There were a few time in the 90’s when MTV VMA’s meant something from the guest host every year

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to the great and outrageous moments that we would prepare ours self’s to see every year

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However after last years MTV VMA’s some of us decided (maybe some before others) that this chapter of the MTV VMA’s might be our last sadly.

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Make no mistake about it reader we are in the start of award season from this point on until the month of september. We as television viewers will be treated to every award show possible on this place that we call earth some worse than others, some we wish they would just eliminate already from Movies, sports, day time television, night time Television, Music, Entertainment you name it chances are we are going to entertained by the 2 hour (maybe even longer) of F@ckary award shows.

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Like I said this is the start of award season! you’ve been warned Viewer!

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Time to do my James Brown dance! and thats my post!

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VH1 the home of Ratchet Television

Remember years ago when MTV first stopped showing videos and started airing more reality T.V shows and every one started to make a big deal about it. However it wasn’t too big of a deal because we still had VH1 to watch some videos on. flash forward to a few years later and the VH1 channel

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That was once the only source remaining on cable Television that showed music videos, Suddenly starts showing movies, some good some bad and some you just got tired of seeing every weekend! (I still can’t watch any of these movies today!)

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But then something happen. VH1 started to enter the world of reality TV (scripted Reality TV! don’t act like you didn’t know this already!)  and it was all down hill from there. It started with the reality show Flavor of love

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Not only did we endure 1full season of this show in which we watched women of all shapes, sizes and forms as well as ethnic backgrounds battle it out both physically as well as mentally (more physically) for a chance at relationship with the hypeman/rapper flavor flav

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Yeah thats flavor flav. The producers whom must have been surprised by how well the show went over in the ratings system decided “hey lets do this again!” they gave 3 full seasons of this ratchet show where we as viewers witness more drag down fights then a high school day.

But then it didn’t stop there, again feeling like they struck gold after 3 full seasons of flavor of love , the producers decided once again “lets try it again!!!” and we were introduced to Rock of love

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where once again not only were we as viewers treated to one full season of knock down drag out fight between women of all shapes, sizes, forms as well as ethnic background as they battle it out for a chance at a relationship with, this time rocker Bret michaels

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yeah that Bret Michaels.  And just when we thought that the drama that some of us folks refer to as Ratchetness couldn’t any worse than it already is displayed on TV, we were introduced to a slew of new reality shows with characters that would become house hold names from now until television finally blows up!

Here are the shows the we all tune into weekly (some of us religiously)

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Thats right reader, all of these shows make up the Ratchetness on the station VH1. These are the shows that we talk about when we are at work, school, on the train, on the bus, as well as rant about on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

And of course what show would be complete with out its cast of characters? like i said before these characters are house hold names the people whom we can’t wait to tune into every week to see what drama they are going to create

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Some interesting characters if I must say, Thanks in all to VH1 Home of Ratchetness Television!

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Oh My God!! look at that A#%!!!!!!!

In a world where nothing is ever as it seems, where the rich are poor and the poor are rich. where social media can make a person seem more important than they really are based on how many followers they have on Twitter or instagram or how many likes they get on a instagram post.

A new trend (damn these trends are developing too damn fast) is sweeping the world as we know it, No i’m not talking about the twerking trend again, I’m talking about the Big butt Trend.

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Its the years 2014 where societies expectations on how a person should look as well as act are at a all time high (I call it the F@ckary) A case of what I will refer to as  “Oh my God look at that ass!!” is sweeping the nation at a alarming rate, women all over the world are being influenced by images from social media, media, pop culture of women from entertainers

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To reality stars

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To video vixens and models

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To increase the size of they’re natural god given gluteus maximus. While all women aren’t falling for this trend that is sweeping the world at a large alarming rate, The trend it self seems to target younger women whom go to extreme measures to get that perfect gluteus maximus, some with extreme results

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this writer just as any other guys would agree,

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enjoy a nice looking gluteus maximus on a women, but at some point when the portions of the body don’t match up, well what can I say it becomes a sight for the sore eyes! well maybe not a actual sight for the sore eyes but at least a moment to wonder

“Hmmm I wonder if her ass is real or fake??”

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We all Attended Hillman College, Man!!!!

We’ve all attended Hillman College at some point of our lives right???

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Every once in a while a TV show (more notably) a sitcom is introduced onto our televisions and in to our lives and over the course of time we as viewers find our self’s relating to the characters as well as the characters lives. There’s been many shows that have touched its viewers and have left its mark non more notably than classic “Cosby show” sitcom.

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However there is one show that will forever be relatable that (in this writers option) comes second to “The Cosby show” status as a classic amongst people of all ages and that show is “A Different World”.

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I was having a conversation with a cousin of mines the other day (she knows who she is) and I shocked to discover that “A different world is one of her all time favorite shows just as it is of mines as well as  many other people whom have been watching this show for many years now.  We both came to the conclusion that no matter how old this show is and how many reruns we may have watch                      (you can catch it on TV one at 8am and 5pm monday through fridays) we can never get tired of the show because its content as well as its characters will forever be relatable.

While Some of us former college grads may not have actually attended the real “Hillman College” and no matter how different our experiences may have been one things for sure, we are able to identify with the characters of the show because we have all known these people at some point of our college lives.

We all knew Dwayne Wayne!

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The goofey but cool dude! he always had the answers to the quiz’s as well as the test that we had to take, he was also our tutor when we really needed to pass that mid term.

We all knew Ron Johnson!

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We knew Whitley Gilbert

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She could be cool, snobby, out going as well as dramatic all in one, some of us guys even sweated her though out our college years and she never gave any of us play because she knew we were dogs.

We knew Freddie Books!

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We used to Smoke some good weed with Freedie! (some of us for the first time!) the hippie chick who was cool, she always had a cigarette in her pocket when you really needed one.

We all knew Kim Reese!

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We all knew the R.A’s because they were always everybody’s favorites  R.A’s Walter and Jaleesa

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they were cool to be around and converse with and they never wrote you up for dumbness like the other R.A’s did, they were there when we were going through our good times and bad times.

We knew Lena James and Gina!

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They were our around the way home girls! They were from the same hood as us we all hung out together every day some of us were even in they rooms eating up all they food.

We all knew Mr. Gaines and Colonel Taylor

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They were the older people whom kept us grounded, they gave us advice as well as life lessons on things that we were either going through at the time or things we would experience after college.

No matter how good or bad of experiences (hopefully more good than bad) that you’ve might have had in college,if you’ve ever watched this show growing up just as my self and my siblings have you can relate to The show “A different world”. We all knew these people we seen them everyday in the dorms, in the halls, the lunch room and class rooms, they made our college experiences and gave us the memories that we would never forget.

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