the shuffle. [1/13/07]

You know what's funny? I was watching 6ABC News at 6AM this morning, talking about how the Eagles will have to play with noise topping over 100db during tonight's playoff game. I was feeding lil' man, and told wifey, "they are establishing their alibi right now". You know, the Saints are beating the Birds, 27-24, and these fucking announcers are talking about "oh the crowd noise made them miss that pass".

Am I a fucking fortune teller or what? And those bastards ended up losing.

I guess Jeff Garcia isn't the savior they thought he was...

01/Even with James Brown dead, there is still news to be made ABOUT his death... first off, you'd think that niggas wouldn't get killed over silly disagreements, but in 2007, you can still get shot over some dumb shit: reports say one cat got popped over an argument about exactly how TALL James was. What kind of shit? For all of the dumb shit to get shot over, you gonna draw your steel over a bitch height?! In even sadder news, one of James' kids, a 5 year-old boy by his last partner, got shut out of his will. I mean, you can't really blame him, I doubt he was expecting to go right now. I don't think about dying tomorrow, so I know I have nothing in my will for my seeds. It's a damn shame, and hopefully they get a lil icing off that cake. And do you know this nigga STILL isn't buried!??!!

02/This week, Jason Kidd set out to divorce his fine ass wife, Joumana, saying she was not only abusive to him, but did shit like sneaking into the Nets' locker room to sift through is cellie, then left big head TJ in the locker room while she went out to berate him from the stands. He went as far as calling her abusive, but whoa, this is the same nigga who was taking anger management classes a few years back, no? On the flip, though, she signed her own restraining order, and is countering his claims. It sounds like Joumana would not hold her tongue, and Jason would end up smacking her up a bit for no good reason. At one point, she said "fuck this", and swung back. He saw this as an out to their relationship, and jumped on it quick. I just feel bad for big head TJ. I mean, he has it hard enough, now his parents are divorcing?

03/I wanted to just bring this up, b/c it was too close for comfort: on the same day that most of NY is bugging out because of some weird odor in the air, mad birds in Austin mysteriously fall out and die. NY tried to blame my home state of NJ, but still, that's a coincidence that's a bit too close for comfort. In these days of terrorism, most people look for them to c0mmit the same crime again. I highly doubt some Taliban bitches will fly a fucking plane into a skyscraper again, but I would NOT be surprised if they poisoned our air supply. And for you Austin, Texas brats, birds are probably the best indicator for what's going on in our air - so if they falling out dead, peep game and watch out.

04/This week was big for gadget/car unveilings, but there are only a few things that impressed this blogger: obviously, Apple's iPhone is going to be a big seller. Steve Jobs says he's tired of smartphones of today, so if you want the Apple alternative, wait until this summer and get that $500 ready to burn. The one thing about it, though, is that if Cisco has its way, Apple will have to find another name. It appears that in a stroke of luck or genius, they bought the "iPhone" trademark a few years ago, and are suing Apple about the use of the name.. I spoke on their new phone a few weeks back, but thought nothing of it. I guess Apple didn't think they were legit. They will either buckle or have to pay up a GRIP of loot for that name, making Cisco some of the smartest motherfuckers working currently... I am also happy about Jay-Z finally living up to his lyrics and getting that "Jay-Z Blue" color out there, initially on a GMC Yukon Denali.

05/Time to hit you guys with some fast Hip-Hop news... Kanye West was rumored to be featured in a reality TV series for HBO, but later confirmed that it was something else entirely. It's by the people behind Borat and Rick Rubin, so we'll see how it fairs.... DJ Kay Slay & Dipset's Cam'ron have let it be known that Koch's "$7-$8 a record" deal is a scam. Why am I not surprised, but then again, why am I hurting for guys like Sheek Louch?.... Speaking of Dipset, Max B, who was featured heavy on Jim Jones' last LP, was held on $2Mil bail on some murder charge shit. There's a dispute on how far his involvement is, but I just think its funny that niggas talk that murda murda on wax, but when it really pops off and they might be linked, suddenly they wasn't even IN New Jersey!.... Ras Kass' letter explaining his beef with his current record label was leaked online, and regardless of the moral circumstances, Ras goes in and speaks his mind, and makes a few dope points. Your heart goes out to him - all he wants to do is make music, and he keeps getting shit on.... In a rift no one heard/cared about, Bow Wow and Omarion patched things up. It has something to do with those idiotic dumb "Scream" tours they have gone on since they were shorties, but who really gives a shit?.... For some reason, Mos Def's Tru3 Magic LP is going to be dropping twice. It came out on some "no cover, just a picture on a CD" type shit, and moved something like 11K copies; Geffen decided to not consider this the initial run, like this is some glorified promo run, when really they just tried to pull it from shelves due to bootlegging and get stiffed. In any case, a proper release will come about next year, with full artwork, a diff. tracklisting, and other goodies -- expect a review on the new shit once that one drops.... 50 Cent is proclaiming 2007 his year, as he speaks on his new LP (not as heavy on the Soul as once declared), as well as him dropping both Young Buck and Young Hot Rod albums this year. He also commented on G-Unit being over, which he basically said was bananas. We shall see, brave one, we shall see. Slumping album sales in your crew is never a good sign. I think it's hilarious that in that interview he speaks on "one project" performing bad, like both Mobb Deep and Lloyd Banks didn't go down the toilet.... For you Def Jux heads, El-P spoke to AV Club on a number of interesting topics....

06/I'm totally wiped, so here's a load of news bits from this past week to keep you scratching your heads/guessing/questioning your reasons for living in the US: Donald Trump is getting sued by some older gentleman for not picking this old dude for his show. I mean, when I think "apprentice", I automatically think of some young upstart. Dude is going on 50. Give me a break!... This week's deaths include: dude who created the Ramen Noodle, dude who created Scooby Doo, and wifey on The Munsters.... Judges in Brazil reversed the decision to ban that Brazilian model's sexytime tapes from YouTube, mainly due to the laws on this sort of thing being so virgin, unlike the model. In any case, big up to them. Word to the wise: if you make a sex tape, KEEP IT CLOSE!.... In "White Celebs Using the word "nigger", Anthony Michael Hall - you know, Weird Science? - that dude said "nigga" twice, which seemed to be a joke from what I saw. *Sigh* who knows?.... This fucking millionaire poked a whole in his Picasso painting, and got mad when the insurance company for not paying him the total grip (he was due for approx. $54Mil, while he insured it for $80Mil+). I mean, if it was truly an accident, that's one thing, but no bitch, you fucked the whole thing up? Need to tell a better lie.

07/I wanna shout out Rafi for linking up "BODEGA" to the world. I grew up on a lot of those eats, so I feel good now. Keep it up!...

That's it for your boy. No final thought, for my only though right now is catching some Zs, bitch. Too bad... but keep your eyes peeled for some shit this week. I have a few interviews to post, as well as some reviews to write. Keep it bangin'! And before I go, I apologize for the lack of in-depth writing today. My head wasn't truly into it... I'm rethinkin my strategy on these shuffles... we'll see.

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