Jay-Z drops his last album and it’s a blessing in a world of mumble rap

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From the moment Jay-Z released his cryptic 4:44 ad in Times Square I’ve been intrigued. And when we knew it was an album my interest was heightened well above normal levels. I was oh so curious to see how this would turn out knowing how Jay-Z has not really been at the tippy top of his game as of late. And that is not throwing shade at all, this man is popping out his 13th album and he is still dropping lines and teaching lessons that people will dissect for years. And with saying that I love how Hov did everything on this album. In all honesty I dont know if this will be his last studio album but with my college educated brain I can only assume that this might be it. He’s had such a long, prosperous career and obviously doesn’t even need to make music anymore first off. He’s not a businessman, he’s a business man. And second off, the way this album sounds makes it seem like it his last hoorah. He addresses a bunch of stuff on 4:44 and really just puts everything he has on the table so i really dont know what else he could rap about. He hits on personal, cultural and political issues like talking about how his mother was forced to hide in the closet as a lesbian for some many years for the fear of what might happen. He hits on all the media and rumors about his marriage and potentially mistresses and the elevator scuffle with Beyonce’s sister. He throws shots at himself, he throws shot at Kanye, He throws shots at Eric Benet. He hits racial issues and even manages to bring OJ’s name back into the light. He ends it all with a song called “Legacy” and it tells of the story of leaving your legacy and acts as an ode to his children I believe and his empire that he has built for them. 

The beats behind Jay’s flow are out of this world, mixing samples in with classic drum flows, No ID absolutely murdered this album. And to do it all alone is just phenomenal and really proves to anyone that can’t already see how talented No ID is and how he will go down as one of the best producers in the rap game history books. I think Jay-Z was trying to make a statement with this album and he did just that. In this world we live in of Migos and mumble rapping, it is honestly just so refreshing to hear a classic Hov come on a beat and just be spitting clean crisp bars. He changes up his flow a few times on this album which I really liked and on “Bam” he hits on with a killer drop and roll into his verse. I knew this was coming so I was sure to sign up for the Tidal free trial earlier in the day before 4:44 came out and I could not be happier that I got in and was able to listen. It blows my mind and I keep forgetting that there is a majority of people out there who have never heard this album. And a lot of them might not depending on how it will be released or if it will be on tidal alone forever. who knows. All i know is if that the case I am gonna end of buying a Tidal subscription cause this shit is an album all be bumping all summer17 and beyond. #444 -( . )

 

Possible NBA superteam being built in Cleveland?

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With the crushing loss in this year’s NBA finals, it seems only fitting that the Cavaliers would go out immediately after and look to add another superstar like Paul George or Jimmy Butler. If they are going to be able to compete with them next year they are going to have to do exactly what they did and stack that lineup with as many threats as possible. Right now the Cavaliers are pretty lackluster in comparison to the Warriors when you see KD, Curry, Klay, Draymond, and Iggy I guess. So for them to add a threat, hopefully Butler rather than Paul George, would enable them to actually win more than one measly fucking game in the NBA finals. As good as Lebron is, and I believe he is one of the top 5 players to ever play the game already, he cannot carry a team in the league in today’s day and age. No one can. Curry has always had help. The Spurs are the Spurs. Dirk had help and as did Kobe. Its just the way it goes, and yes they have Kyrie Irving but Kevin Love is washed up and a wildly inconsistent shooter to consider one of your “Big 3”. So you’re left with JR who seems to show up when he wants to and I cant help but root for you regardless and Tristan Thompson. Thompson can be an absolute beast down low so as a big man I dont mind him at the 5. With all of these thoughts swirling I can’t stop myself from picturing the scoring frenzy that could occur with a starting lineup of; Kyrie Irving, JR Smith, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James, and Tristan Thompson…damn. Maybe over/under for round 4 in the 2018 NBA Finals of 280? 285? It could be very interesting to see how the Cavaliers make their trades but I know K Love is gone and a can’t help but hope the door hits him on the way out. Hopefully next they can work on not having fucking Deron Williams and Richard Jefferson out there in the 4th quarter of a game 5, win or go home game. Just a crazy fucking thought I had. This could be the super team that LeBron needs to finally win another title because as we all know and as he stated he’s never really played for a super team, not even in Miami! I know! I thought that was a superteam too but apparently not. Not even Cleveland was considered one. Now I hate the Warriors even more for inventing the damn super teams! But now King James can make a run and finally get back the title, there is hope in this world. I don’t know about you but I’m fired up to see what next for the NBA. -( . )


An alarm clock stuck in wall for 13 years would make me lose my fucking mind

Source– PITTSBURGH — Every day. The alarm clock stuck inside the wall continues to ring. Since September 2004, an alarm clock hidden inside the wall of a home near Pittsburgh goes off every evening.

But why? Well, the homeowner has himself to blame.

Jerry Lynn told KDKA he tied the clock to a string, set it to go off 10 minutes later and lowered it down an air vent to help him find the spot to drill for a television wire. Soon after he lowered the clock, the string broke and the clock fell inside the wall.

“I thought, well, that’s not a real problem,” Lynn told KDKA. “You know it’s still going to go off. And it did.” During daylight saving time, the clock goes off every day at 7:50 p.m. ET (6:50 p.m. ET during standard time).

Before I go off on this dude, I will say that he figured out one pretty ingenious way to a mark a hole. Dropping an alarm down and listening for the sound may seem dumb as fuck but to someone with excellent hearing like this guy it probably worked like a charm and he was able to pinpoint where to drill…. until the absolute unexpected happened and the string broke, stranding that poor alarm clock behind the wall. Now maybe for the first few times, it goes off it’s like alright maybe itll die soon and you ignore it. BUT AFTER 13 YEARS, with that thing fucking ringing in the wall at 7:50 pm EVERY NIGHT I’m either busting that wall down with my bare fists or I’m moving a minimum 3 square miles away. It’s not like this thing is going off in the middle of the day when your out of your house, it’s at 7:50 PM EVERY NIGHT. Finishing up some jeopardy or news or whatever the fuck this type of person watches every night and then hearing…BEEEP… BEEEP… BEEEP…or maybe even worse its one of those that goes BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. And how the fuck does it get turned off?! does it just stop after a certain amount of time? I would have no idea cause I am not psychotic enough to let my alarm go past 30 seconds without having a small freakout but this guy must just wait for it every night at this point. Like a cold beer after work or a good fuck on an anniversary, this guy waits for 7:49 PM every day just say he can sit up against the wall waiting for those BEEPS to come in right on time. -( . )

PS. The real astonishment comes when you think about the fucking batteries. What does he have standard Duracells in there? If these things are lasting for 13 years let me be the first to cop a 24 pack of these mufss. Lemme know man.

NBA & NHL championships coinciding coincidence? I think not.

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One of the biggest storylines in the last decade for basketball has been Lebron James. As a youngin coming in the league he had to do what he could to prove himself and now as a solidified legend in this game he goes for his 2nd title against the Warriors. This is Round 3, the big battle, and taking a backseat to this monstrous event was the NHL playoffs and the Stanley Cup. As a series of home wins, the Cup was fought back and forth and the Penguins were able to turn the Predators into their prey and take the ‘ship in 6 games. This makes it back to back Stanley Cup winning seasons for the Penguins which is exceptionally rare in hockey. So much it has only happened 4 times in the last 30 years. The Red Wings in ’97 & ’98, the Pens again in ’91 & ’92 and the Oilers in ’87 & ’88. Now oddly enough these years happen to also be years when the NBA champion has won back to back titles…interesting…

And to add fire to the ridiculously high flames of the whole ‘JORDAN VS BRON’ debate two of these back to back champions that coincided with the NHL were led by none other than the OG himself. IS this just destiny? fate? whatever you want to call it is is a very big coincidence and I am not putting anyting past the best player in the fucking league right now. Only 1 team in history has come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals and only one team has ever given up a 3-1 lead to lose the finals and both are playing on the court tonight, just saying. Cavs in 7. -( . )

Cavaliers actually playing like shit on purpose

Cavaliers Versus Celtics in the NBA Playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers are one the best teams in the NBA and while going undefeated through 2 rounds, the Celtics happened to stun them in game 3. Now as game 4 progresses, Lebron James sits out the last 7 minutes with 4 fouls and the Celtics go into the half with the fucking lead, up 10. Now the Cavaliers look like GARBAGE. Straight up useless, well besides Kyrie who is doing everything he can to get a foul and get some points on the board. And somehow Kevin Love is still managing to get the ball passed to him as he continues to fucking brick 3s but I digress. I think there besides this shitty play, win or lose this game, the Cavs will still win the series but with playing so poorly they will go into the Finals big underdogs. At this point, the playoff Bron Bron resumes form and Kyrie does his thing and they take down goliath in an epic fashion yet again. Everyone will be bumming on the Cavs cause they could barely sneak past the C’s and to come back to win the Finals would just solidify their place, as well as Lebron’s personal status, in history. Genius. You heard it here first folks. Cavs in 7, both rounds. -( . )

Dying woman is the most real person on this earth

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Source– Annabel Nnochiri, an art teacher from North London, was diagnosed with bone cancer, which progressed to stage four in 2016. Nnochiri, knowing her illness was therefore terminal, decided to end her relationship with her husband of 28 years.

In 2010 she beat breast cancer, but in June 2012 felt a pain in her leg, and doctors found a tumour in her hip. She told KidSpot, a news site for parents, that it was the top of her list. 

“I made a bucket list and the first thing was to leave my husband. I had a good life but just felt completely trapped and wanted to break free. Knowing I had a short time to go I knew I couldn’t live the rest of my life just being a housewife.”

Nnochiri spoke to her teenage children before decided to leave. She told KidSpot she would not have ended the marriage without their blessing. Using inheritance, Nnochiri bought a flat and then announced to her husband she was leaving him.

Props times a thousand to this woman. She did exactly what 99% of married people think about doing 100% of the time. Being an unmarried man I can only hypothesize from the stories I’ve heard that this would be the case but I can certainly see the appeal in it. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer after already beating one type which obviously is nothing to joke about but this woman commands respect to a completely different level for her actions post-diagnosis. Like the fuckin champ this woman is, she realized that she has 2 years to live and doesn’t want to spend that cooking, cleaning, and monotonously moving around her house. She wants to get and fuckin LIVE! she’s out traveling and doing everything on her bucket list which is a move that is just tremendously commendable. Props to her family to for being supportive, it’s gotta be tough for your mom or wife to tell you she doesn’t want to live with you for the remainder of her life but she’s a peacock so sometimes you just gotta let her fly! -( . )