I’m pretty glad I held off on writing this piece before Hell In A Cell, mainly because I was going to write about the status of Our Boy John Cena. But with the PPV in the can, that can be left to another day.
Originally posted: http://www.partymonstas.com/2013/10/15/looking-back-jay-z-dear-summer/
2005 was a sad year for me. Not on a personal level (that I recall) but because 2005 was my first year without new Jay Z music.The Black Album was released in late 2003, so a lot of the singles bled into 2004. And then there was the S. Carter The Remix tape (classic), the Collision Course (CC) album and the Unfinished Business (UB) money grab with R. Kelly. So it never really felt like Jay had officially retired…yet.
Originally posted: http://www.partymonstas.com/2013/10/07/looking-back-50-cent-21-questions/
I remember my very first listen to Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (GRODT). I was in a pretty pissy mood that January and I chose my leaked copy of 50 Cent‘s debut album as my preferred mood music of the moment. Breezing right along, I was loving all of the aggressive content (as 50 calls it) of the album, and I knew that GRODT would be a classic before it even hit shelves.Then I reached track 14, "21 Questions".
I first mentioned the Kofi Box (Definition: The Kofi Kingston box is when WWE has a popular wrestler, whether he be face or heel, and they never push him into the main event picture, but they love giving him minor Titles) in my article leading up to the Payback PPV and with Battleground upon us (I swear, these names are getting worse), I wanted to rehash that idea a bit. But first…
I really believe WWE Creative read my last piece tearing into their Bryan/Orton feud. While it’s far from perfect, a lot of the things I mentioned, including Randy taking the lead as heel and Bryan not saying the same thing every week have been drastically changed. What I really love though is how Stephanie has taken the lead over Hunter as the dominant Authority (is that what they’re calling this? The Authority?) heel. It’s a nice throwback to the Attitude Era.
With that said, the Kofi Box…it’s the scarlet letter of the WWE. A quick rundown of those currently in the Box:
So after the smoke settled from the "This Place" video debacle, I still had to figure out how to roll out this album. A few days before the debacle in fact, I began to rewrite a track entirely that I had originally written and recorded as "I Met A Girl Named Rumor In 1986". After finishing the first verse, I was excited about the direction of the song. When I reread the verse a few days later, I hated it.
In a special edition of the Trike Adventures, Anthony, Thomas, and Kelen sit down to discuss Breaking Bad a few hours before its finale. They talk about their favorite moments, stray observations, favorite characters, and Breaking Bad's place in television history. But don't worry, there's still plenty to laugh at!