Tuesday, January 04, 2005

TATTLE TALES


his confessions pale by comparsion

Not like we're ones to gossip (ha ha, yeah, right) but this new Groupie Confessions feature in the new issue of Ozone Magazine (not affiliated with us, of course) is one of the most entertaining reads we've enjoyed in a long time. Take XXL's long-running first-person narratives on sex and then compare and contrast with what claims to be the real truth about rappers and their, um, bedroom manners. (Big up to Mr. Cheeks but 'Kiss apparently isn't the champ everywhere).

There are some incredibly notable quotables all up in this piece but for the sake of the children, we're not going to reprint any.

Ok, just one: "I think most rappers basically try to f**k b****s who are smart and try to keep them around so they can learn s***.".

They'll show how to do this, son.


PAZZ AND JOP REVISITED

Ok, since everyone else is doing it:
"Your Pazz & Jop albums ballot was submitted as follows:

1. Kanye West - College Dropout - Roc-A-Fella (15 points)
2. DJ Danger Mouse - The Grey Album - bootleg (15 points)
3. Ghostface - The Pretty Toney Album - Def Jam (10 points)
4. De La Soul - The Grind Date - Sanctuary (10 points)
5. Nas - Street's Disciple - Sony (10 points)
6. Cam'ron - Purple Haze Bootleg - bootleg (5 points)

Your Pazz & Jop singles ballot has been recorded as follows:

1. Young Gunz - "Friday Night" - Roc-A-Fella
2. Fabulous - "Breathe" - Atlantic
3. Jadakiss - "Why?" - Ruff Ryders
4. Pitbull - "Culo" - TVT
5. Federation - "Hyphy" - Virgin
6. Cam'ron - "Get 'Em Girls" - Roc-a-Fella
7. Common - "The Food" - bootleg
8. Snoop Dogg - "Drop It Like It's Hot" - Doggstyle
9. DJ Day - "What Planet, What Station" - Milk Crate
10. Slim Thug - "Still Tippin" - Swishahouse


Alas, that singles list has a few titles that I would have swapped in or out in a heartbeat. But fellas!
"99 Problems" and "Run" came out in 2003, technically speaking. Just saying!

I'd post up my submitted comments but hey, we should have some suspense, yes?


By the way, just to show that I didn't forget - Pop Life still thinks the BCS is a terrible system (just ask Auburn later this week) but we have to give credit to both Texas and Texas Tech for their impressive wins this last week. As for Cal? Rodgers is off to the draft, Tedford's coming back and we basically embarassed ourselves on national television. As my friend joked, "well, I'll just go back to rooting for Berkeley as an academic institution."