This is the greatest Bobby Brown song ever. "Every Little Step" is a close second, a damn close second. But this song was Bobby at the peak of his powers. A shame for his record sells that it ended up on the Ghostbusters II soundtrack.
I like to cook because as I've gotten older I've found it to be a pretty relaxing hobby. I tackled crock pot steak hoagies for the second or third time recently.
IngredientsEye of Round Steak thin (4-6 pieces of steak) *This could honestly be any kind of steak, but the bigger and thicker, the longer you'll have to cook it.2 10-12 oz. bottles of steak sauce *I went with the Kroger brand but if you want to splurge on A1 or something else, go for it.Salt to tastePepper to tasteSeasoning salt to taste (I just coated the top of all the ingredients with each of these three)1 cup of water or beef broth *You can substitute the steak sauce for a container of beef broth if you'd like for a more cheesesteak like experience2 green peppers *My wife isn't huge on peppers but if you want different kinds, add away1 onion (optional) *My wife isn't big on onions either so I tried fried and raw onions and I found the raw ones to be the best.1/2-1 clove of garlic or 1/2 tsp-1 tbsp of mi…
When Punk walked out of the WWE, that was the day he decided he was okay with not main eventing Mania and ending his WWE career. If he fulfilled the rest of his contract, who’s to say he would be able to walk away from the next deal WWE offered him? He wants to rent a car and drive across the country. He may want to try some MMA (I HIGHLY doubt we’ll see Punk in the UFC). We know now that he wants to actually give marriage a shot.Heh. Don't I look like an idiot now? This is from my Promos By Hyphen column about Punk leaving last year, which you can read in its entirety below. And after the reaction in Philadelphia last night at the Rumble, it doesn't seem like the WWE are ready to make the fans any happier than we were in Pittsburgh last year.
So you may have heard of Klay Thompson catching fire (no Katniss) on Saturday and scoring 37 of his 52 points in the third quarter. Pretty amazing achievement. And where does this lead my mind? Back to the '97 All-Star Game, when Glen Rice scored 20 points in the third, on his way to a game high 26. And the All-Star MVP. And he broke Wilt Chamberlain's record in front of the guy. This is the stuff of legends, All-Star Game or not.
On December 5, 2014, musician Childish Gambino was nominated for two Grammys, for his album Because the Internet (Best Rap Album) and song “3005” (Best Rap Performance). One week later, on December 12, FX ordered a pilot for actor Donald Glover’s comedy Atlanta. A month later, on January 13, the premiere date for the sixth — and “final” — season of Community was announced (March 17 on Yahoo Screen), without the character of Troy.
Amid all of this, I was dropped off by a cab at a house on a winding street in the hills of a neighborhood Google Maps calls Glassell Park in Northeast Los Angeles. Inside this house there was first a quiet dog and then three or four or six people, relaxing or recording music. Past them, a door, and past that door, an outside deck. On that deck, a table, and beyond that table, in the neighbor’s yard, a second dog that was not quiet.
At that table on the deck beyond the house on the hill off the winding street, Donald Glover and I sat and spoke. Twenty minutes i…
On July 5, 2013, my friends and I descended upon the streets of Morgantown for some bachelor party mayhem. After someone pushed a random girl into one of the pools at Rocktop (she was already swimming, I didn't think it was a big deal), we moved the party to Gibbie's. And this band was killing it. And no one bothered to get their name. BUT I FOUND THEM. They're back at Gibbie's February 7 and their name is Random Play. Check the video and check their site. YOU'RE ALL WELCOME.
Rap fans—that is to say, people who are passionate and informed about the culture—tend to get into arguments with other rap fans. Debates are often sparked when one mischievous soul declaims their Favorite Rapper. Your favorite rapper is a personal preference, one that requires the most subjective defenses. If you’re rooting for the rookie of the year or a washed up veteran experiencing a career resurgence or someone no one has heard of as your favorite, then so be it. The choice is yours. (Got too many favorites to pick one? Here's a test: If you logged onto Complex.com and saw that three new singles from your three favorite rappers had just dropped, whomever's song you listened to first is your favorite rapper.)Rest @ Complex
It had to be sometime in 2004, but I was riding around Morgantown with Johnathan and this song came on. I had been hesitant to give The Game a shot but this freestyle got rid or any doubts. I mistakenly tried to find the song again years later, thinking it was a freestyle over Ja Rule's "New York", but today, I remembered it was Raekwon's "Ice Cream" and as usual, YouTube had my back.
At long last, WWE got the right thing done and are inducting Randy Savage into the Hall of Fame. I may have been a Hogan fan first as a kid, but Macho Man was right behind him. And I can honestly say that I enjoyed Randy more in WCW than Hogan since he actually wrestled more when healthy. A long overdue, great honor for a great, great man (Trademark BITD).
Childish is on the brink. I know he does a lot of shows and he has a huge fanbase and he's already well known for his comedy and acting but I really feel like my wife will know who Childish Gambino is soon. That's when you made it folks, once she knows who you are.
I love YouTube. I stumbled across the Comicstorian channel by complete mistake and it's the greatest thing ever. Don't have time to read comics any more? Need a quick recap of a long, complex storyline? Hate comics, but love dramatic readings? This is the channel for you. Press subscribe. 'Nuff said!
I've been trying to come up with a cool name to honor stuff I love. I was really leaning towards Hyphenated Classic, but classic has been overused so much that it's lost its specialness. Classic to me means Five Mics in The Source, so I went searching for a different name. I was this close to going with the Rock N Jock MVP Award after my beloved defunct Rock N Jock baseball and basketball of MTV, but it still didn't feel right.
But MVP Award does. Not for Most Valuable Player, but for Most Valuable Production. See, a production could be all kinds of things, and thus we arrive here, with Wale's The Gifted.
What makes a Most Valuable Production for me is its replay value, whether that be a movie (Shawshank), a video game (Chrono Trigger currently), or in this case, an album. Having come out the same summer as Magna Carta... Holy Grail, Yeezus, and Born Sinner, Wale's third album was lost in the shuffle, so much so that he called up Complex's offices and left a thre…
By Jason Martin Man, I love to bitch and moan about a lot of things in professional wrestling. It’s almost as if I achieve joy through negativity. I enjoy enjoying stuff, but I love to criticize. I’ve been paid through the years both to speak the sludge and write the wrath. I try to use every opportunity to be positive, but last night, in the wake of what I thought was a dull and uninteresting three hours of WWE television, I sent out a few tweets from both my relevant accounts that had their share of zinger and hot take. Then, I noticed a few tweets from the @cagesideseats handle that gave me a bit of pause. Geno Mrosko can certainly be negative, so can Sean Rueter, so can the rest of the staff, but usually nowhere close to as much as I’ve been recently, and not in any way more negative than the rest of the IWC, an acronym and a reality that I also despise. See, there I go again with the "half empty" view of things. Rest @ Cageside Seats
It took some doing, but I managed to get this gem of an album working on Bandcamp again. More than a compilation album, this features every major Soundvizion artist that they had in 2010 and it doesn't disappoint. Come for "Fresh Like Dougie" but stay for "Last Night Drinkin" and "Supathug".
Favorites: "Fresh Like Dougie", "Last Night Drinkin", "Love Of My Life", "Supathug", "Until", "What It Is".
I sent Chiv a text a while back along the lines of "Joe Budden fell off" after listening to his No Love Lost album. Our Mood Muzik champion had attempted to cash in on his Love & Hip-Hop appearances and I wasn't happy. His work with Sluaghterhouse wasn't much better.
I went into Some Love Lost cautiously and rightfully so; Joey has pretty much perfected what I'll call "Tahiry Raps" as most of the content is centered around failed romances and misunderstandings. Where his pain was his greatest asset, it's now become his biggest flaw. Once I set that aside though, Some Love Lost is full of great Mood-y era bars and is a nice bounce back from No Love Lost. Probably a better non-sober listen, unless you're Joe. Keep him in the strip clubs and with a hookah, he'll be fine.
I paired this up with the tracks he released under the #SomeLove tag, which makes it much more refreshing.
If you've never heard a story rap, or even aren't a fan of story raps, listen to this. I first heard this in 1999 and it was in my head this morning as I was digging through the fridge for lunch. Listen.
I've been playing fantasy sports off and on since I got a computer in 2000 but since 2007 I've played in the same fantasy football league every season. A few years back, we started throwing money into the equation and I was either almost good enough (2012) or plain awful (2013). I won it all in 2007 thanks to owning Tom Brady but since then I finished 4th, 5th, 8th, 7th, 2nd and 9th but this season... it finally came together for me and I won! I won all the money! I get the trophy! I won, I won, I won!
I finally started listening to Jhene Aiko's entire discography with Sailing Soul(s) and was not disappointed. For a project that was 3+ years old by the time I got to it, it holds up very well. I have several favorites off of there ("July" featuring Drake displaying a So Far Gone flow is a standout) but this is the one that was on repeat a few days ago. No not smoking allowed.