Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gucci's Home

Gucci got released from the Fulton County Jail after getting six months shaved off his sentence for good behavior. Let's not forget Gucci is one of the few rappers that has actually killed a man and was lucky enough to have the charges dropped. He also punched the shit out of a woman who bum rushed him on stage in 2007, but nothing ever came of that. His latest bid was for probation violation, specifically failure to keep up with his required community service hours. The logic of going to jail for that, when you've already gotten away with killing a man befuddles me.

Whatever, who cares. He's out, which means instead of releasing two mixtapes every ten days like he did behind bars, we can expect at least 16 a month.

Here's what it looked like the last time Gucci got out of jail. Scroll ahead two minutes.

GUCCI MANE WELCOME HOME CONCERT!!! from Urban News Network on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Keeping it real in Greece

Me in Athens

Never mind rampant government spending, never mind the creation of more than a million public sector jobs, never mind salary increases of more than 60 percent for government jobs across the board, never mind widespread tax evasion, never mind building of the fucking Olympics with money you didn't have.

The Greeks don't care their government joined the Euro, saw the low interest rate and realized they could gorge themselves the buffet of free (but borrowed) money. The Greeks didn't care when this money went for public works projects, massive government waste, and their own pay raises.

But what do they care about? What are they mad about? ZEEEE GERMANS

Why be mad at Germany? Two reasons:

1) Because they didn't respond quickly enough when the country's economy first started deteriorating which somehow makes the economic crisis Germany's fault.
2) Because they are Nazis.

This is too good to be true. You can't make it up.
Here's the quote from Spiros Ginis:

"We lost a lot of people fighting the Nazis," This is why we are disappointed that at the beginning the Germans refused to give us money"
But, Spiros Ginis the greatest Greek (pause) since Spyros Skouras continues, "We are proud because we did not create two world wars with more than 50 millions deaths."

Damn Spiros, you hurting em! That quote alone is worthy of a 140 billion Euro bailout. Make the check out to Mr. Ginis.

Other photos from my trip to Greece

In Mykonos:

Me on the isle of Crete:

Friday, May 7, 2010

U.N.L.V. feat B.G. - Pocket Full Of Furl

Quick thoughts:
1. BG is 15 years old and rapping about heroin addiction.
2. To all my dudes at the Langdon or Statesider right now listening to Herbie Hancock's Headhunters in your little dorm room, you need to pop this one in right after Watermelon Man.