9 Things to Do on the Last Day of 2009
As the last hours of 2009 draw near, I was thinking about what I’ve been doing this week as I prepared for the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010. I’d been reading stories on the internet of people and the parties that they were planning to attend. Partying doesn’t interest me much. But, [...]
Reader Shout Out from Exclusive- “I am addicted to your writing…”
Ya’ll know I’m pumped! I have two reader shout outs in one week. This is how I’m gearing up for 2010! This latest shout out comes from Tanasha, a teen from New Jersey. I get around!! I appreciate all kinds of love so here’s the email: I am leaving this comment just to tell you [...]
Tags: Exclusive by Yasmin Shiraz, Mad Rhythms
Rule To Live By: Know What You Want
A colleague and I were on the phone recently and he asked me one simple question: “What does Yasmin want?” In that moment, my mind went blank. I didn’t even know what to say. Its not that I didn’t know what I wanted but I didn’t know what to say I wanted. Huh? Exactly. If [...]
Tyra Banks says “Adios” to her Talk Show!
Gee whiz. Oprah is leaving and now Tyra has said, “See, See, See Ya” to the Tyra Show. Tyra recently told People magazine that this 2010 season will be her last. She’s moving on into film producing. Hey, I’m happy for her but I’m sad to see the show go because it was a FANTASTIC [...]
Reader Shout Out: “Retaliation-the best book I’ve ever read!”
Its true that authors, singers, filmmakers, and artists would be nothing without the people who are touched by their work. No matter how successful you become, you never tire of hearing that somebody was inspired by what you do. On Christmas Eve I received an email from Jen in Texas who not only emailed me [...]
Tags: reader, retaliation, Texas
Pink: One of the top artists of 2009 (Video)
Radio often kills it with playing the same artists over and over again. The underground artists or even the artists that are above ground but can’t get enough airplay don’t receive the love for their talent that they should. One of the top artists of 2009 is Pink. Her album Funhouse was perfect through and [...]
Tags: Funhouse, Pink, Please Don't Leave Me
Who is Drake, anyway? (Video)
Drake is all the buzz in 2009 on the hip hop scene. With his singing and rapping ability, he has songs with Lil’ Wayne, Trey Songz, Timberland and a bunch of others. I have his “So Far Gone” set of extended mixes. I love it. But after seeing him on DeGrassi recently my interest was [...]
Tags: actor, degrassi, drake, Young Money Records
LeBron, Kobe, Lupe & KRS-One: Dunking on Reindeers Nike Commercial (Video)
In case you missed this yesterday, this is a must-see commercial. Its hip hop meets Christmas meets commerciality at its finest! I’m in my sports mood today. In case you hadn’t figured it out, the muppet on the left is LeBron and the one on the right is Kobe. These muppets have done Jim Henson [...]
Tags: dunking on reindeers, kobe, krs one, lebron, lupe fiasco, Nike, santa claus
SMH: Gilbert Arenas Storing Firearms! But Why?
In the middle of doing a list of some of the “stupidest” stories of 2009, I found out that Washington Wizards point guard, Gilbert Arenas, was storing firearms in his locker at the Verizon Center. The Verizon Center is where the Wizards play and I can’t think of one good reason that Arenas would be [...]
Tags: firearms, gilbert arenas, Plaxico Burress, Washington Wizards
LeBron vs. Kobe: Great Tension, Great Game
I love sports and yesterday, like millions of others, I watched LeBron and the Cavaliers spank the Lakers. I’m not so much a team follower as I am an athlete follower. Please do not confuse that with a groupie. I’ve been around my share of ballers and I don’t do groupie! But its true, I [...]
Tags: cavaliers, kobe bryant, lakers, lebron james, ron artest
50 Cent on Tiger Woods & Street Cred (Video)
The always outspoken, 50 Cent, shares some thoughts about the Tiger Woods scandal and street cred. I missed this interview on George Lopez. Big shout out to reader Bro. Akil for sharing this with me.
Tags: George Lopez, Street Credibility, Tiger Woods
Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays!
Greetings Friends, Fans & Family: I hope you have a great Christmas. And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you have an awesome holiday. This year I did some things completely different from previous years. In 2009, I’ve been in search of something new. So, I’d like to say, “Trying new things can be [...]
Tags: Christmas, go for the gusto, Happy Holidays