Archive for March, 2008

Leftovers – A Poem.

March 31, 2008

Leftovers

She opens the refrigerator…
So empty, so cold.
Bits and pieces of things to make anew,
Whilst I sit there, mundane…so old.
Boldy, I stand out,
Sore, and green…
I remember, I seen,
Moments ago,
When the darkness faded away,
And her face- a ray of light,
Shone upon me with such gaiety.
Unable to speak in the way I wished,
I simply marveled at her presence;
My essence, marble,
Her stomach, garbled with desire.
Her eyes, set ablaze with hunger.
I, lazily lingered ever close to the tips of her fingers…
A monopoly in my mind,
A windfall…
But as sure as the winds wind,
A look of regret descends upon her,
And the darkness returns once more…
She now, pines a restuarant,
That she hasn’t been to in awhile.
 I now sit alone in the darkness,
With the bits and pieces…
Never again will I be whole,
To my dismay, I decay.

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Interview w/the Creator/Owner of thegamerstudio.com!

March 29, 2008

 The Gamer Studio

DRENCH: Were you playing a videogame when the thought of creating a gaming site crossed your mind?

TGS: Actually no, The reason I started the gaming site thing is quite the long one. Back in ’06 I was just getting into writing, so I applied to be a contributer to a site I wish not to name. From there, I eventually became a writer in a senior capacity. After an argument with an editor I was released and given the boot, after several months of work. From there I pretty much gathered I would run my own site.

DRENCH: What’s the hardest part of developing a gaming site?

TGS: Well, I would say the hardest part of developing a game site is actually coming up with dynamic content. There are tons of sites coving many facets of the field that just have a head start. Other sites, the community as a whole is great. Gamers just naturally come together.

DRENCH: What does your site bring to the table? What sets is apart from the others?

TGS: Well, as we prepare to launch I believe our site brings a better sense of community that the other ones. We really care about what the readers think and do pertaining to videogames. We also take this business seriously. Many of the other blogs and sites out there tend to look at this as a hobby…and not as a craft as I see it.

DRENCH: What do you like the most about videogames? What types of videogames do you like to play the most (RPGs, Sports, etc.)?

TGS: I love the interaction, the story, and the gravity it can bear when crafter correctly. As such I love nothing more than a good RPG. The atmosphere can really absorb someone into the world to a point where you feel your not just playing, your actually participating.
DRENCH: What’s a videogame so bad, that it’s fun to play?

TGS: Well…I honestly dont believe in that. Unlike other genres such as art and music, Videogames tend to grab at you more. If an experience is that bad…then I cant really play it.

DRENCH: What’s your most interesting story that has to do with videogames?

TGS: I once found myself beating a friend in soul caliber with my feet. I had picked Mitsurugi and after wailing on him with the handicap down, I had decided that that I would use my feet. It was rather interesting.

DRENCH: Why do you think the Wii is such a big seller?

TGS: The Wii is a big seller becuase its appealing to the casual gamer, the outside world, and even the hardcore gamers as well. Its a video game system that allows you to interact fully (Wii Fit comes to mind), so it snags the outside world who saw that videogameing had no real interaction (wrong obviously but I digress). The casuals love it becuase of hte capabilities of the software. Nothing grabs people who do not play videogames too much together like a session of Wii sports. Adding alchohol makes it just that more fun. Hardcore gamers will get it becuase A, we get every system anyway, and B, there is no way we would miss out on some of the titles that are on there such as Galaxy, No More Heroes, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, and Metroid Prime 3.

DRENCH: You ever have a dream that had to do with videogames? If so, what was it like?

TGS: My dreams are quite vivid. Many of them are based on the videogames I have played and really enjoyed. I tend to dream things in motion so the sensations can almost feel lifelike.

DRENCH: Ever play a videogame while drunk and/or high? What was that experience like?

TGS: Well, I was told I can play sports games a lot better when intoxicated. That may be becuase I tend to overanalyze and when you have been let loose of those inhibitions, you tend to let instinct take over.
DRENCH: What do you believe are common misconceptions about videogames, and/or gamers?

TGS: Videogames are for kids. I hate that one. Are movies just for kids? Television? Its a medium that has tremendous strength to move as well as enhance critical thought. I challenge someone to play a game such as Lost Oddessey and not feel moved by the writing and character development.

DRENCH: Who (Or what, lol), is the most fashionable videogame character?

TGS: The most fashionable videogame character…that is a tough one.I always appreciated Max Paynes sense of style… the dark quality of it all. James Bond of course, he is always sharp with whatever he is in.

DRENCH: What’s something fashion and videogames have in common?

TGS: I think it takes an eclectic mind to succeed in both fields. You really cannot go in both videogames and fashion reinvient the wheel and expect to be successful, both fashionistas and gamers alike are quite harsh as critics.

DRENCH: Most underrated videogame of all time.

TGS: Probably the Descent series…alot of good gaming there to be had. This is really a tough question becuase almost every gamer can think of a different game or series that just isnt as lauded as it should.

DRENCH: This is a question you probably saw coming a mile away, but…what is your favorite videogame of all time? Why?

TGS: This one is quite tough, I cannot say one game…Ill give three that had a profound effect on my videogame life.

Doom – I remember when my pops had the shareware version of this game. Even being as young as I was I couldnt stop playing it. It was just so addicting. In a sort of macro sense, it laid the foundations of the First Person Shooter Genre. I didnt care about that then, I just wanted to get past the cacodeamon.

Final Fantasy VI – Seemingly unfairly shadowed by its older brother FFVII, I think its a better game. Who was a better villian then Kafka? The game even with its length pulled you in just as I described earlier. Your gameplay decisions mattered, the world was immense, and it had a fair sense of difficulty to it. Did I mention for its time it was insanely beautiful as well as its music scored as well as any game before or since. It is my favorite of the series.

Street Fighter 2- Honestly, my brother barrowed this one from a friend. I dont think we ever gave it back.My other games had to get lonely sitting alone.8 characters to master and just as deep as you were going to get for the time. Tournaments, trash talk, all of it was popping off when friends were over. I can still put this one in today and give it atleast a few go arounds.

DRENCH: Just because you run a gaming site, doesn’t mean that’s all you’re about…I think. So, what are some other things that entertain you besides videogames?

TGS: Man, I love tons of things. HIp-Hop tends to be my other great love. Shout out to ALlHipHop.com and HipHopDX.com for helping me hone my writing and appreciate the art that much more. Bigger ups to Jake Paine,Odiesel, and Martin Barrios for taking extra time with me to get me to a better standpoint. Also, I love sports, and as such I am a contributor to BlackSportsOnline.com. Shout out to Robert Littal. Also a political and history student when I care to be. There is nothing like sifting through the bullshit.

DRENCH: What’s your thoughts on the current state of politics (The election, the recent predicament with the former NY gov., etc.)?

TGS: I dont want Hilary Clinton to win based on her war on free speech. Many people may have forgotten that. Gamers havent. Spitzer is funny…the best thing about it is it leads to the first blind governor who happens to be black. ALl reports tend to say he works twice as hard to get half as much, and thats what a govoner needs t o be. Politics in general is a great soap opera, as I once recalled to my friend, it may just be the best thing on TV once you realize 85 percent of it is bullshit.

www.thegamerstudio.com
www.drenchonline.com

What I Wore Today…

March 27, 2008

Me.

I know, boring compared to my usual…lol

What I Wore Today…

March 25, 2008

Me.

Interview w/Big Sean of GOOD Music

March 23, 2008

 Big Sean

Drench: Why do you rap?

Big Sean: I rap because of the way it makes me feel. There’s nothing better when you
are able to do your craft, and get respect & love for it. I do it for the people that love to listen to me and can relate to the music.

Drench: What do you think helped you the most in your efforts to become a rapper?

Big Sean: I think just believing that it would really happen. There is no guarantee, I know…but i’m a perfect example that anybody can do it. I knew no one- not a soul in the music industry, but I just knew that one day I would get my shot. So, I made music to the best of my ability and tried to get out in the streets the best I could, then I ended up getting a chance to rap for Kanye. Some people say I was lucky, but thousands of people get opportunities to rap for people like Kanye or anybody who can sign you. But it hardly ever happens unless you are ready. I was ready, I was prepared. Luck to me is when preperation meets opportunity, so if that’s the case then yeah…I got lucky.

Drench: What was it like the day you found out that you were signed to G.O.O.D.?

Big Sean: Unbelievable. I used to ride to school vibing out to Kanye West, Common, Consequence, GLC, etc. When Kanye called me and my momma up, it was unreal. I feel like my dreams stay awake for me. I’m just grateful for everything.

Drench: Is it intimidating being on the same roster as Kanye, John Legend, Common, etc.?

Big Sean: No, not at all. keeps me on my game. they are all an inspiration, so it does nothing but make me better.

Drench: What would you say is your best verse?

Big Sean: You haven’t heard it yet. The best verse I have ever written is on my album dropping later on, on GOOD/Island Def Jam. I would spit it, but that would spoil it. The lyricism is amazing though.After hanging around people like Jay, Common, and Kanye, i’ve been nothing but inspired.

Drench: You were featured on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music mixtape, and that’s what
introduced me (and a quite a few other people) to your music. You also
dropped the Finally Famous mixtape, which gave people more of you
musically. Now that you’ve gained listening ears, what projects are you pursuing as
far as music goes?

Big Sean: Man…i’m finishing up the album now, which I think will change the sound of
music. I really think it will change the game, and everything that comes
along with it. I’m just really trying to make my time the right time to drop. I
also appreciate everybody who does listen and enjoy the music I make. Please help
spread the word!

Drench: “Change the game,” is a pretty bold claim. In what ways do you think your
album will change the game?

Big Sean: I think it’s going to set a new standard for radio and for young artists as well. I’m only 19, ’bout to be 20, and I am putting forth quality music. I can’t wait to drop.

Drench: When can people expect for it (the album) to drop?

Big Sean: At the end of ’08, around September/October.

Drench: What’s the name of the album going to be, and what’ll be the focus behind it?

Big Sean: The name of the album will be FiNALLY FAMOUS. Basically, ‘Finally Famous’ is a lifestyle. It’s the way I live, it’s who I am.

Drench: It’s also the name of my crew at home in the D (Detroit). It’s about 13 of us, and what we do is throw the best events and parties in the city. We do mostly 18 and up parties, some 21 and up. We just make our events memorable and classic. That’s what ‘Finally Famous’ is all about, being memeorable and classic.

Drench: What guest features (producers & rappers alike) can people look forward to hearing on your album?

Big Sean: Definitley Kanye, and a series of super-amazing features I don’t want to give away. The album is 90% done though, and just about ready to go…but I will tell you it is going to be classic.-

Drench: What would you say is your most interesting story during the time of
your exploits as a rapper?

Big Sean: There are so many…one of the most interesting stories, among many, is when I was in LA with Kanye as he was working on Graduation in the studio. There were people like Common, Will I Am, Chad (neptunes), 50 cent, etc. One time Kanye and I were working on some music, and when we started writing to the beat I pulled a notepad out. Back then I used to write on notepads and stuff.

As soon as I pulled it out, Kanye said “You write on paper…aw man that’s
wack. If you gotta’ write it down that means it’s not memorable!”

That made me feel like shit. I was paranoid that he wasn’t going to sign me cause he thought I was weak. But then I got signed like two months later…and after that day in the studio i have never written a rap down on paper, ever!

Drench: Its conincidental that you mention the concept of not writing when creating a song. It reminded me of how Andre3000 doesn’t freestyle, and how Jay-Z doesn’t write when “songwriting.” Do you believe your newer method of crafting a song is better, and if so, how?

Big Sean: I definatley don’t think it’s any better or worse to write or not write music. All that matters is the end result. If it sounds good and touches you, then that’s all that matters.

Drench: What would you say is your greatest influence to your music, that isn’t
directly music related?

Big Sean: Having fun, partying, messing with my girl. That type of stuff always seems to inspire me. Real life issues inspire me too.

Drench: What’s your current opinion of your own music?

Big Sean: I’ve really been improving on that. I personally think my album is very well rounded and doesn’t really focus too much on one thing. With my mixtape I just wanted to show people I can actually rap and that i’m a lyricist. The album will really impress people. To me, it’s ten times better than the mixtape, and the mixtape is really good.

Drench: What is your greatest goal concerning your musical endeavors?

Big Sean: That people hear my music. To me, it’s undeniable…I don’t want people to think i’m better than anybody, cause i’m not, BUT I PUT THAT WORK IN. I go hard, day in and day out to make sure my music is the best I can make it.

Drench: Sounds great. What are some other things you hope to excel in besides music?

Big Sean: I definately somewhere down the line would want to do more in the entertainment field. Put other artist on, act. I just really want to inspire people. But for now, my main goal is this music and nothing more…

Drench: Forrest Gump’s mom said, “Life is like a box of chocolates.” What would you
compare life to?

Big Sean: Life is what u make it. I compare my life to a block of clay. You can
make clay into anything, just like I feel like I can make my life into
anything. You have to believe in you.

Drench: Who’s your favorite old-school rapper? Who’s your favorite rapper
currently? What do you think those two rappers have in common?

Big Sean: I’m only 19, so i grew up on people like Mase, Biggie, and Jay. My fav was proabably Mase. Now it’s either Jay or Kanye. I think all of those rappers were just lyrisists. They all relate to the people like I want to.

Drench: Who do you think is the best-dressed rapper of all time?

Big Sean: It’s Gotta’ be a tie between Kanye, Pharell, and me.

Drench: How would you say your style of dress and & style of rapping are
similar?

Big Sean: My styles are definately a mixture of many artist that are dope. I’d say all of my favorite rappers. A little Jay mixed with Kanye, Common, Eminem
and my own style…

Drench: If you had to liken your style of rapping to an animal, what would it be, and why?

Big Sean: Hmm…probably a crocodile. You might look at a croc and not know that they can run 35 mph, or that they have been around since prehistoric times. I want to be around for a long time in music. Some people look at me and be like, “Damn, I didn’t know you could rap like that!”

Just like they might look at a crocadile and be like…”Damn, I didn’t know crocs could run that fast!” Plus, I would lyrically bite somebody’s head off.

Drench: Speaking of crocodiles, did you know the prehistoric ones could reach up to over 40ft in length?

Big Sean: Yeah i heard that somewhere…that’s crazy though.

Drench: In your own words, how’d you describe your style (if you didn’t have to compare it to something in particular)?

Big Sean: Just fresh, everything i feel, everything i am. not the
ordinarry…my style is a reflection of me.

Drench: What’s the craziest amount of splurging you’ve done since you’ve
become a rapper?

Big Sean: None too much, i went to the bape store and splurged out once. Copped
like 20 tees, a whole bunch of hoodies, jeans, and shoes. I also go buy stuff
from Gucci and Louis from time to time…

Drench: What’s the best experience you’ve had doing a show?

Big Sean: Just people singing along cause they know the music. That’s the best feeling
when they know your shit and get excited when it comes on.

Drench: I’m sure you’ve been to tons of places, due to your occupation…but
what’s a place you want to go that you haven’t been to yet?

Big Sean: Amsterdamn!!!

Drench: Why do you wanna’ visit Amesterdam? I have a pretty good idea of why, but yeah…

Big Sean: You know why, lol. just cause i really want to see if it’s how people
say it is. i hear it’s wild, that’s all.

Drench: Have you ever experienced culture shock when touring in foreign countries?

Big Sean: Yeah it’s crazy. Overseas is a whole nother world. I love it over there…..

Drench: What do you think are the main differences between foreign countries and the U.S.?

Big Sean: Just they way people are and how they act. different places are different….it’s funny how we can be on the same planet but in different worlds.

Drench: What’s the only way you’ll stop rapping?

Big Sean: If i die.

Drench: Who do you wanna’ give a shout out to?

Big Sean: Shout out to God, My family, The whole Fianlly Famous, GOOD music,
Island Def Jam, my girl Ashley F., and anybody who supports me.

 Links & Info:
Music Page: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=126402518

www.drenchonline.com

Two Teens Attempt to rob Police Station

March 22, 2008

Two teens arrested after attempting to rob police station

By The Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) – Two teenage boys are under arrest after they attempted to rob a police station.

Port St. Lucie police say the two boys – ages 12 and 14 – walked into the lobby of a regional station Wednesday afternoon and demanded money from an aide behind the glass enclosure.

Police say the 12-year-old hid one hand under his jacket as if he had a gun. Another aide ran into the back screaming for help.

Within minutes, a half dozen officers, some with guns drawn, burst into the lobby and arrested the boys. Both are charged with attempted armed robbery.

Police spokesman Rob Vega says the kids were laughing and remarked, “We’ll be famous now.”


Information from: The Palm Beach Post, http://www.pbpost.com

Link:

http://www.winknews.com/news/weird/16651076.html

What I Wore Today…

March 21, 2008

Me & Phunkii

Big-Boi ft. Andre3000 & Raekwon – Royal Flush (*FREE DOWNLOAD*)

March 21, 2008

Three vets…they all destroyed it.

http://www.zshare.net/audio/9277981cd9a0d6/

Hip-Hop Saved my Life (*Music Video*) – Lupe Fiasco

March 18, 2008

http://videos.onsmash.com/v/ij131SANNs4JMzzP

What I Wore Today…

March 18, 2008

Me