So what can you be expecting with the blog in the coming months??? Well glad you asked (or that I asked...)! I am getting bored of this layout, and I think it is time to try and find something to spice up the blog a bit! I am also looking to add a VIP section which will feature some goodies for a certain group of members. If you want to join it, then there will be opportunities and chances to win contests to get free membership! We would leave the name of the blog the same, and hopefully the link of the blog the same. All that would be different is the layout, and of course a huge VIP section! Let us know what we should add to the blog, and also, what you want to see us do with the blog.
I had never heard of Mr. Offishall before this album was released, so when I heard about this album called, "Not 4 Sale" I truly did not know what to expect. I was truly blown away by the cover art for the album, and once I popped the CD into my computer and gave the full album a solid listen, I was pleased with what I heard. His beats were good, and he mixes some reggae into his rhythm which was interesting. His choice for featured artists was unbelievable, and the artists he chose really did contribute a lot to how the album sounded. Rihanna, Clipse, The-Dream, Estelle, Akon, and T-Pain are all big names in the music industry, and they truly helped push this album over the top to make it what it was! Check the album out and pick up a copy of it on either iTunes or Amazon!
Track Listing: "Burnt (Feat. Lindo P)" "Set It Off (Feat. Clipse)" "Dangerous (Feat. Akon)" "Digital Motown (Feat. J*Davey)" "Gimme Some (Feat. The-Dream)" "Bad Like We Bad" "Numba 1 (Tide Is High) (Feat. Rihanna)" "Ill Eagle Alien" "Nina" "Go Home With You (Feat. T-Pain)" "Going In" "Bring the Fire Out" "Family Tree (Still Eyerize) (Feat. Glenn Lewis)" "Due Me a Favour (Feat. Estelle)" "Lighter!" "Dangerous (Remix) (iTunes Bonus Track) (Feat. Akon & Sean Paul)"
I loved this album. When I say love, I mean LOVE! The album in its entirety was a pleasure to listen to, and the music that they put together flowed so nicely with the lyrics they though up. The album was so good, I truly don't have much to say about it, except go out, buy it, and give it a listen! The Kings of Leon flat out destroyed this one, and this album was by far my favorite. It seems like each and every new release of theirs gets better and better. I can't wait for their next release, but for right now, this new material is freaking awesome! If you haven't heard of them before, I highly suggest picking up one of their last albums, giving it a good listen and let me know you think!
Track Listing: "Closer" (9 out of 10) "Crawl" (8.7 out of 10) "Sex on Fire" (9.9 out of 10) "Use Somebody" (9.7 out of 10) "Manhattan" (8.9 out of 10) "Revelry" (8.7 out of 10) "17" (9.2 out of 10) "Notion" (9 out of 10) "I Want You" (9 out of 10) "Be Somebody" (9.9 out of 10) "Cold Desert" (8.7 out of 10) "Frontier City (iTunes Deluxe Version)" "The Bucket (CSS Remix) (iTunes Pre-Sale)"
I watched pretty much the whole debate, and tried to stay as unbiased as possible. I got to tell you, each candidate many good points throughout the debate, but when it came down to presenting the information, and speaking, Obama won. He had straight facts, reasonable solutions to problems (ideas that could be put into action), and after the first two questions, attacked McCain in a hard and strong manner. There is just a couple of points made by McCain that I want to refute (I think that Obama should adopt some of these ideas as well and bring it up to McCain in the future...)
Refute #1: A New UN, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Iraq/Iran McCain's response to the current problems with Iran was very interesting. He stated that the U.S. needs to rely on its allies, and unite countries around the world to fight out against Iran's nuclear production. While this is a very good idea, he then went on to mention that he would like to put together a coalition or group of countries to speak out against Iran. Here is the problem with such an idea... WE ALREADY HAVE THAT! It is called the United Nations (UN), and it truly does not work. America and the other countries that would join this "group" would not be able to stop Russia and China from giving products to Iran. Both countries want money and oil, and in Iran, those are easy to come by. If McCain's plan to deal with Iran is by setting up a UN like coalition, then I fear for the worst in both America's and Israel's future. The fact that McCain and Obama did not stand stronger with Israel (which is the only democratic government in the Middle East) is a scary thought. On Iran's list, Israel is to be blown off the face of this Earth first; then comes the U.S.
Also, Obama was right, we need to talk to the Iranian President who calls for the destruction of both Israel and America. President Achmedinajad is not the highest ranking leader in Iran, and by talking to him, the U.S. would not be legitimizing what he plans to do. On top of that, Pakistan and Afghanistan are very important issues. Iraq is great and all, but it was a failure. We need to put our troops in Afghanistan and search Pakistan for Osama Bin Laden. We should never have even wasted our time in Iraq. The biggest problem with the Iraq war was that it was Bush who sent the troops, not congress. Last time I checked, the President cannot declare war, only congress can... So technically, we should not have gone to Iraq in the first place. At this point in the war in Iraq, the U.S. should start pulling out, and moving troops to Afghanistan. The search Pakistan for Osama Bin Laden. If they smartly ration their troops, they should have enough to reserve for any future problems with Iran. If there was ever a problem with Iran, the U.S. government and winner of this election should call upon Israel for help. America used to have the best army, but as of right now, Israel's army is top notch and would be helpful in protecting both America and Israel.
I look forward to hearing Biden and Palin duke it out, and I also look forward to hearing comments from both the presidential candidates in the near future. It is vital for Americans to make the right decision, and my posts are merely opinionated and are only here to spark conversation and ideas in what others may think! I do support Obama, ICECrush supports McCain, so I am merely giving my opinions. ICECrush can defend his candidate on the blog if he chooses to. Let us know what you thought about the debate, and who you thought won it!
I will be watching, and all of you Americans out there should be too! I hope that this debate goes better than the past ones, and that each political party member takes a strong stance on their views on America's economy and home-closure problems. Let us know what you think about the debate after it is over! You will be sure to hear some stuff from us, we love to add our two cents in on American politics!
GO OBAMA!!! I am sure that ICECrush is supporting McCain and would like to say GO MCCAIN, but it is clearly time for change my friend!
I was never a huge The Game fan, but something got me to listen to this album. Maybe it was my utter hate for 50 Cent, or maybe it was the interesting choice on the album art... But nonetheless, I gave L.A.X. a listen, and I liked what I heard. It is fresh filled with new types of beats and lyrical schemes. I also fully enjoyed the supporting cast he had for the album, and he sure got the big names out on pretty much every track. If you were like me, and did not give The Game's past albums a listen, I advise you to give his most recent album a listen! It is rather "tight" and is pretty solid!
The Game has stated that LAX could be his last album and the reason for this would to be promote his record company, and to follow in Dr. Dre's steps in becoming one of the most predominant producers in the streets. I think that he should put out more studio albums and produce at the same time, if Kanye West and Jay-Z (hope they still aren't feuding) can do it, so can he!
Track Listing: "Intro" (N/A out of N/A) "LAX Files" (9 out of 10) "State of Emergency (Feat. Ice Cube)" (8.4 out of 10) "Bulletproof Diaries (Feat. Raekwon)" (8.3 out of 10) "My Life (Feat. Lil' Wayne)" (9.3 out of 10) "Money" (9 out of 10) "Cali Sunshine (Feat. Bilal)" (9.8 out of 10) "Ya Heard (Feat. Ludacris)" (8.8 out of 10) "Hard Liquor (Interlude)" (N/A out of N/A) "House of Pain" (8.5 out of 10) "Gentleman's Affair (Feat. Ne-Yo)" (9 out of 10) "Let Us Live (Feat. Chrisette Michele)" (8.9 out of 10) "Touchdown (Feat. Raheem DeVaughn)" (8.6 out of 10) "Angel (Feat. Common)" (9 out of 10) "Never Can Say Goodbye (Feat. LaToya Williams)" (9.2 out of 10) "Dope Boys (Feat. Travis Barker)" (9.8 out of 10) "Game's Pain (Feat. Keyshia Cole)" (8.9 out of 10) "Letter to the King (Feat. Nas)" (9 out of 10) "Outro" (N/A out of N/A) "Ain't Fuckin With You (iTunes Bonus Track)" (8.8 out of 10)
The answer to that question is yes and no... We will continue blog posts and regular updates as soon as the new Macbooks come out. That is when I will be getting my new computer and can start doing some posts and reviews! As of right now, I am working on my dinky old mac, and it moves as fast as a turtle... So in the next few days, expect some solid reviews and political stuff! We are shooting for an October 14, 2008 date in which we will be blogging back like the old days!
It is amazing that the blog has been able to survive, and I am truly surprised by how long it has lasted! It is truly not what I envisioned when my friend and I started this blog!!! THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR READERS!!!
When we decided to move V2 to a totally new template and format, we lost everything. All of our texts, widgets, and other features to the site were deleted. We are going to try and bring back our Music 101 section. It will feature many of the same old stuff, including where to find album/movie artwork, sheet music, and other great stuff that will help supply your music hunger. Our compilation of sites may take awhile to re-create, but do not fret, we will have it up as soon as possible! If you know of anything that should go here, let us know by dropping us an e-mail. Thanks, and we hope you make good use of this section!