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The White Carpet

Posted in Music, Pop Culture & Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by arehegold

I found nothing interesting about this year’s award show…

besides the White Carpet.

I sat and tired to figure out why, white? Why did they decided to have a white carpet instead of a red one?

There probably was no reason for it besides a simple twist for fashion, even though Labor Day was last weekend.

But…

The White Carpet screamed at me.

I mean some of the madness that I was watching… you had to be on some white.

Taylor Swift  had to be on drugs to sing that sneak diss about Yeezy.

Usher had to be on drugs to sing live while doing those aerobics he called choreography.

Lady Gaga is on drugs.

Pusha T sells them, apparently (eugggghk!).

I don’t know.

The White Carpet screamed an underlying symbol for the presence of mind altering substances at this year’s VMA’s.

Who said the 80’s was dead?

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Kanye West – “Power”: Is it really that powerful?

Posted in Pop Culture & Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2010 by arehegold

At my current place of employment, chalk board walls engulf the office.

People draw images, write great quotes, and use this as a canvas to express their creativity while at the 9 to 5.

Someone (who I don’t know) took it upon themselves to write this famous quote on the wall:

I’m gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had the greatest video of all time

Then this person continued by drawing a pair of Shaolin styled sunglasses that can automatically be associated with the creator of this infamous quote, Kanye West.

The following Monday, the quote had been erased.

Reasons:

1. It was offensive (to who? Taylor Swift. Not you)

2. Kanye West is a doosh (sp)

3. The office is not the place for that kind of expression.

If you’re not Taylor Swift then you shouldn’t be mad. Kanye West is a doosh, but we know that. And if the office isn’t the place for that kind of expression, take the chalk board dry wall down.

But I digress, Kanye’s latest single, “Power”, is essentially his comeback record.

Come back from what you may ask? NPR says it’s a return from “pop oblivion”.

I disagree.

Kanye West, as much as many of us may hate to admit it, has reached a level recognition amongst humanity where nothing short of genocidal tendencies would make him evil to the mass populous of people who stand behind the mad rapper.

He had at least 3 of the most influential albums of the ’00 decade. So, it’s hard to deny Kanye’s place in pop culture, even after Taylorgate.

This is not a comeback record, this is your run-of-the-mill first single from Kanye West.

Compared to past Kanye 1st singles, I’m not excited. But, I do want to hear what he does on his album post-808, so I’m still looking for the release along with the many other G.O.O.D artists slated to drop that day.

In addition to the fact that he continues his branding expertise by following up Graduation with A Good Ass Job. #Genius

No one man should have all that power, and no one single should either, Drake.

@de7on

Are you literate? or illiterate? or ALLITERATE?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2010 by arehegold

The following definitions are Deron originals… bear with me:

Literacy – having the capacity of being able to read, understand, and comprehend manuscript.

Illiteracy – not being able to read, understand, and comprehend manuscript. (note you must be able to do all three to be considered fully literate)

Alliteracy -having the capacity of being able to read, understand, and comprehend manuscript but choosing not to.

So…

After seeing my definitions of literacy, illiteracy, and alliteracy, which one are you?

If you read newspapers and books… If you go to plays and enjoy fine arts… if you enjoy educating yourself outside of the classroom, then you my friend are literate.

If you have trouble understanding pieces you read… If you have a hard time comprehending complex ideas when presented… if you lack as a critical thinker or just can’t read, unfortunately, you are illiterate.

If you watch CNN for more than 90% of your news…

If you prefer blockbuster movies/reality shows over theatrical works with a little more depth for entertainment…

If you only read books in class…

You are alliterate.

It’s fine… you can fix it… It doesn’t have to be permanent.

It can be treated with reading.

@germanystone7

Sunday Inspiration: Jaheim – “Fabulous”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by arehegold