Archive for January, 2009

B-O-R-E-D

January 31, 2009

Lemme tell you… It’s a boring-ass Saturday nite. I had a great nite last nite, rockin’ out to the Drop Dead Sexy (www.dropdeadsexy.com), and then at the diner afterwards, but tonite?

Um…Not so much.

Anyway…

Life is going good for RTH right about now. I went on a job interview on Thursday, mo’ money, mo’ hours, office work… It’d be nice to get the F outta the back room of Target. I work with great people, but the dinero is el sucko, and the hours have been cut drastically. Your boy’s gotta move on up, and hopefully the interview will lead to good things.

In other RTH fronts, Valentine’s Day is coming up and once again, your boy is single like legal tender George Washington is on. I gotta admit, a lot of my Emo stuff has to do with the single, but I’m handling it a lot better. T’be honest, my work sitcheeation has occupied my mentals, so I haven’t had much time to sit here and wallow. It’d be nice to have someone to drop some money on at the hallmark store (see: romantic, hopeless), but it won’t be the end of the world if the day gets spent waiting for the chocolates to go on super-discount the next day.

Alright kids, that’s it for tonite. Just wanted to give my loyal readers an update. Life is beautiful, and I’m blessed to be where I am, even if there is room for improvement.

As always, comments, questions, critiques, and reasons why Sprite is better than 7-Up can be left below in the Christopher Wallace Memorial Comments Section.

Thanks for checking in,

–RTH

PS– For up-to-the-minute meanderings and musings from yours truly, follow me on twitter at twitter.com/reythehussein

Gno – A new streetwear brand with substance.

January 28, 2009

The homey Keebz from http://www.gnobrand.com sent me an e-mail to check out his site. I checked, I dug, and now I present it to you. Pay attention! –RTH

Gnomes are characterized as subterranean creatures who inhabit the earth’s underground and protect it’s hidden treasures. The name ‘gnome’ is thought to have come from the Greek word ‘gnosis’ meaning “knowledge”.

Gno aims to stand out in a market saturated with substance-lacking designs. Incorporating a message and relevant theme into every piece of artwork, Gno strives to stay consistent and deliver a truly artistic product from beginning to end.

Here are the three tees kicking off the brand.

An illustration based on the classic “I Used to Love H.E.R.” by Common. In the song, Common makes an analogy comparing the degradation of a woman with the deterioration of hip hop music after its commercial success forced it into the mainstream.

This is an illustration of a young girl yet to be negatively-influenced by the images we see through certain forms of media everyday. The young girl is seen reading a book while media heads hover over her shoulder desperately trying to gain her attention with flashy images of video vixens and the likes.

This design was influenced by Deltron 3030’s “A Brymar College Course”. Deltron 3030 is a favorite here at Gno and a tribute had to be paid to such a classic. The message is to “get creative” by means of upgrading the most powerful computer known to man – the brain. On the back, the text reads “Cause One Day It May Matter”.

Begrudging Respect, Vol. 1

January 28, 2009

Okay, so after listening to a bunch of Lil’ Wayne songs and discussing Young Money with my boy Joe Turk, I can finally, begrudgingly say…that the guy has talent.

I know that’s “Duhsville” for the majority of you out there, but look, back in my xxlmag comment days, people were dickriding Weezy like they were getting paid to do it. That was when his shit was like this:

“I am Lil’ Wayne/You are a little pain/You’ve got a little fame/I’ve got the biggest fame/My girl’s got a thicker frame/I got a thicker chain, etc etc”

Now, ironically enough, he doesn’t try nearly as hard with those bugged out similes/metaphors/analogies, but I can appreciate what he’s saying more. Of course, part of that is the law of averages kicking in. I mean, shit, dude’s on every song.

Still, with the latest few I’ve heard from him, “Prom Queen”, “Hot Revolver”, and the FOB collabo, “Tiffany Blews”, Wayne’s new “Rock’n’Roller” direction has piqued my interest. Sooo, between those and a couple other undeniable good uns, “Got Money”, “Swagger Like Us”, and that one with Akon and Jeezy… I can take him off the “Jim Jones List of Useless Hip-Hop Fuckers Who Are Bafflingly Popular”.

Alright, that’s it. I feel…dirty.

–RTH

20 Questions What Ain’t That Serious: Web

January 22, 2009

Vancouver’s Own WEB Goes Through The IATS Gauntlet

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Goodbye Biggie, Hello Barack

January 21, 2009

The Future Becomes The Present and The Past Finally Rests
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#3!

January 9, 2009

As of about 30 minutes ago, the Florida Gators just won their 3rd National Championship. I’m terribly happy about this. They beat the Florida State Seminoles in the Sugar Bowl back in January 1997, they beat the Ohio State Buckeyes back in January 2007, and tonite they beat the Oklahoma University Sooners.

3 National Championships.

The Season of Jubilee’s final gift.

–RTH

New Music Wednesday

January 7, 2009

This is my dude Marc Rob aka Millionaire Rob. Kid’s got a good voice, good lyrics, and is something special. Do your ears a favor and check him out: http://www.datpiff.com/Millionaire_Rob_Slow_Burn.m29526.html

More on M dot Rob in the future.

–RTH

I’ll Be Honest…

January 7, 2009

I really gave it a shot, the whole book thing. Unfortunately, I lost my buzz for it. C’est la vie. I’m reading a book on another wrestling guy, so hopefully that’ll maybe bring back the passion for wanting to write my book.

On the album front, I got one song done so far. Money’s tight so I can’t head right back in, but I’m sure something will work out. I really wanna make this album something special. I think I’ve got a gift for hooks and relate-able topics, so here’s to hoping I can knock it out.

As for Alumnah… We gave it a good shot, but ultimately our little dream perished. When we started out, we thought we could present varying points of view throughout overlapping topics, and then build up the kinda buzz that your http://www.nahright.com kinda site has. Alas, our desire for original, exclusive content meant we refused to post the same videos and leaked songs/mixtapes that other sites were doing. I got all the e-mails (still do), but anyone can cut’n’paste. That’s not a knock on Eskay or the http://www.newmusiccartel.com at all–they does what they does, break artists and songs before unreliable radio–it’s just what we did.

Sooo, we say goodbye to Alumnah.com. I really do feel like we had something interesting going, so here’s to hoping we can bring back a newer, more focused incarnation of that type of idea soon.

In other RTH news, I’m still at Target, still workin’ hard for that unjust check (c) Bubba Sparxxx. My boy DTMJ got fired from the movies, so my movie watchin’ has been cut down drastically. Luckily, in about the next 2 months, I will be stepping up my PPV game. $5 for a movie > $11 for a movie.

I’m still single, still fat, but more content with life. I don’t know what 2009 will bring, but so far it’s been okay.

Things I’m Looking Forward To In The Coming Weeks:
1- “Notorious”. Big Poppa’s movie is gonna be good. (I hope!)
2- “My Bloody Valentine 3D”. Awesomely bad? In 3D? Sheeit, sign me up!
3- Gators vs Sooners tomorrow nite for the College Football National Championship! GO GATORS!

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Call Reynolds, Cuz it’s a Wrap–

Alright kids, I’m done. Please do me a favor, if you’ve taken the time to read this, please leave a comment so I know who I’m talking to.

*daps EngRep*

–RTH

QuickPress, eh?

January 5, 2009

I don’t really know how this works, but I figure I’ll type in it for a bit, his publish, and then see what happens. Here we go!