I Need This X-Men Movie!

Maaaaaan, the 10-year-old inside of my spirit is beside himself right now. At the moment, I feel like the younger version of LC who used to sit in class and read X-Men and Spider-Man comics instead of my social studies textbook. With that being said, I CAN’T WAIT for X-Men: Days of Future Past to come out. Judging by the look of the trailers, this movie is about to be fucking amazing, son! I mean, when it comes to one of my favorite story lines ever, I can only hope Marvel would do it justice.

Now, I won’t bore you with the details, but all you need to know is chaos is happening everywhere in this saga. Here we are, in an alternate future, where Sentinels have hunted down all of the mutants and it’s up to Wolverine to go back in time and stop the shit before it ever starts. Are you hyped yet? Good! You should be. In any case, I shall not take up any more of your time, son. Just watch the damn trailers below. That’s exactly what I shall be doing for the rest of the day. Well, that and raising two kids. You get the point, right? Ok. Ciao!

You All Should Be Watching ‘That Guy’

Disclaimer: Despite the picture above, the show itself is not actually a cartoon. Just putting everyone on notice. Ok, proceed.

Now, to be honest, I’m not actually sure why I haven’t posted about this sooner. I mean, the online show, That Guy, produced by BLACK&SEXY TV, just finished its second season. If I was being a responsible viewer, I would’ve shared this information sooner. For that, I apologize, son. However, I’m pretty sure the phrase “better late than never” applies to this situation. With that being said, it’s high time I plug a show my fiancĂ©e and I have been geeking out on for many moons.

Keeping it short, the show follows two roommates, Mike and Judah, through their endless supply of relationship fuckery with the opposite sex. Yes, fuckery is really the only word that truly describes the incidents these dudes get themselves into. In addition, if you’re familiar with the brothers over at Dormtainment, they make frequent cameos in these episodes, mostly in the second season. Side note, if you are unaware, Dormtainment is a comedy troupe you need to get down with ASAP. They consistently come out with funny shit, son. Don’t believe me? Just watch. In any case, I’d give you all more information, but then I’d be cutting into the actual storyline. All you really need to know is I would never lead my flock astray. This is legitimately an entertaining comedy/drama/whatever-you-want-to-call-it.

In the end, if you haven’t gotten the point by now, I have some coloring books you can sift through. Nah, but seriously, take a chance on the show, man. Support some Black folks putting out good content. If you’re looking for a good place to start, the first episode is below. Shalom!

Go Home, Boondocks, You’re Drunk

I’m going to make this post short, because frankly, I’m at a loss for words, son. I can’t remember the last time such unbridled joy was changed into mass bewilderment is such a short period of time. In the beginning, I was ecstatic to find out The Boondocks was returning for a final season, now I’m not even sure I’m going to watch any episodes after realizing Aaron McGruder won’t be involved. Are you shitting me, Adult Swim?! We’ve been waiting for so long and this is how you treat us? How rude!

Whether Adult Swim wants to admit it or not, The Boondocks is very much a product of McGruder’s unique sense of humor and societal views. While anyone can draw the characters, how is the network going to imitate his perspective? How is Huey Freeman‘s militance going to be the same? How is Riley Freeman‘s goonery going to be the same? How is Uncle Ruckus‘ coonery going to be same? How is Granddad‘s granddad-ness going to be the same? Anyone else who tries to write for the show is only going to be able to produce a facsimile of the real thing. Well done, Adult Swim. Well fucking done!

All in all, I’m going to reminisce about the good ol’ days. Below are a few of my favorite episodes from the series. Enjoy them. Cherish them. Love them. Appreciate them while you can, son, because things will never be the same again.

Ignorant Songs I Like Way Too Much

Disclaimer: Shout-out to Issa Rae for her kindred spirit when it comes to all things ignant.

Now, while I take great pride is scribing about relevant social and political issues, I’m also half-goon. I may be a father and a fiancĂ©, but I’m also an official spokesperson for strippers and alcoholic beverages in Red Solo Cups. With that being said, today’s post is all about ignorant ass songs I have no valid reason for liking. I’m fully aware of the fact some of these tunes may hold us back as a culture, but dammit, they’re catchy as shit, man. It’s the yin and yang of life, son. The “righteous and the ratchet” as Charlamagne Tha God has so eloquently stated. Every single one of us has a stash of music we wouldn’t be able to readily explain to someone if they asked about it. In any case, I’ve decided to gladly share some of my goonery with you today. Why? Because, why the hell not, son? Spring is (hopefully) around the corner and I need justification to roll down all of my windows and open the sunroof. Anyway, enough talking, man. Let’s bring on the fuckery. Enjoy!

P.S. There’s a common theme with every single one of these tracks. See if you can figure it out. I’ll give you one hint: it involves the production.

Happy Belated Birthday, D’Angelo!

First off, I want to say I am absolutely ashamed of myself. Anyone who truly knows me knows I’m one of the biggest D’Angelo fans in the world. With that being said, I cannot believe I missed writing about his 40th birthday yesterday. My disappointment is so real, I almost want to go on a week hiatus and mourn my error. Ok, it’s not that serious, but I definitely need to make it up for missing out on the celebrations, son.

Now, while I could ramble on and on about why D’Angelo is my third favorite artist ever, I’d rather let the music tell it. Side note, Prince is my favorite artist and Michael Jackson is a close second. Yes, I put Prince above Michael. Big whoop, wanna fight about it? In any case, I’m going to spare you the details about his superior songwriting skills, superior musicianship and superior vocal ability. I won’t even mention his insane ability to consistently come up with complex harmonies. Wait, I’m starting to do exactly what I said I wouldn’t do. Let me actually adhere to my own rules and let the music do the talking.

Anyway, allow me to take the time to post a few of my favorite D’Angelo songs. Even though it’s redundant to say this, these tracks are incredible. They’re fucking incredible, son. Any other description could potentially subject you to copious amounts of “Sweet Chin Music.” Got it? Good. Enjoy!

10 Years Of ‘I’m Rick James, Bitch!’

While conversing with my brother BK about my The College Dropout post, we somehow got on the topic of Dave Chappelle and Chappelle’s Show. As we reminisced about all of the tomfoolery our crew engaged in during our freshman year, we also conversed about how Kanye West and Chappelle played a large role in shaping our viewpoints. In addition to the hilarious bits, Chappelle was dropping a ton of knowledge on social and political issues. However, I currently want to talk about some ignorant shit. With that being said, let’s celebrate the 10 year anniversary of one sketch in particular.

Although Chappelle’s Show actually debuted on Comedy Central in 2003, the legendary sketch about Rick James came out on this day 10 years ago. Side note, think about that shit for a second, son. The College Dropout was released on the 10th and then the very next day, this sketch scrolled across our televisions. The early 2000s need to come back ASAP, man! In any case, I distinctly remember watching this joint in my dorm room, pissing off my roommate because I had a large consortium of Negroes in our small living quarters. But shit, the hilarity of Charlie Murphy‘s monologues were well worth the bitch fit he threw after everyone left. Side note, we were cool, though. No “Stone Cold Stunners” had to be administered.

All in all, there’s nothing more for me to say about this. I’m positive we’ve all seen the show, so let’s just watch this shit, son. It’s a celebration! Enjoy yourselves, bitches!

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SNL Loves Black Women

Well, well, well, what do we have here? Maybe my eyes have deceived me, but it appears Lorne Michaels and Saturday Night Live have actually hired a Black woman. With all of the backlash SNL and company have faced due to their “diversity issues,” they’ve decided to add Sasheer Zamata to the cast. While it does seem like an over-obvious ploy to stop the bleeding, only time will tell if it’ll all work out in the end.

Now, if you’re missing out on all of the SNL tomfoolery, here’s a quick recap: the 39th season of the show recently started, five new cast members were added, four of them are male, one is female and all of them are White. Needless to say, a few individuals were up in arms about the lack of diversity. To add fuel to the fire, Kenan Thompson stated there weren’t any Black women who were “ready” for the show. As I’m sure you can imagine, people weren’t too thrilled about that type of rhetoric. Side note, why is anyone even listening to Kenan in the first place? “Good Burger” was two decades ago and “What’s Up With That” is only funny because of Jason Sudeikis. With all of that being said, Kenan’s opinion doesn’t even remotely matter, son.

In any case, I’m ready to see what Ms. Zamata is made of. Given the circumstances around the situation, she’ll have a lot of eyes watching her and her performance. Hopefully, she can stand up to the pressure. In the meantime, you can check out some of her stand-up routines below. I like how she gets down, son. Chuuuch!