Happy Birthday Wiz Khalifa

Today is a good day. It’s Wiz Khalif’s 25th birthday!

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Wiz aka Cameron Jibril Thomaz was born in Minot, North Dakota. Is it hard for anyone else to believe Wiz was born in North Dakota?

Anywho, I think Wiz is just so cool. He’s literally covered in tattoos, he smokes a boatload of pot (Wiz has stated he spends close to $10,000 a month on pot) and he just seems like a fun guy to hang out with and discuss the meaning of life.

Since I can’t actually celebrate with Wiz in person, I would like to commemorate the day by sharing my fav Wiz jam…

Remember You ft. The Weeknd

The video take a hard right about fifty seconds in but the song is good. Wiz will be releasing his fifth studio album by the end of the year. It is called Blacc Hollywood and Wiz teamed up with Adele and everyone’s favorite pop star…Miley Cyrus on some tracks. I bet you can’t wait for this album!

Wiz, I hope you are enjoying your birthday with your lady Amber Rose and your new son! If you are ever in Philly and need a place to stay, I got you. Hopefully you’re not allergic to cats!

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Topless Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! You all know what this means…

Lloyd Banks

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This past Saturday I was putting a lot of time and effort into building my party playlist for the summer. While I was listing to “Magic Stick” by Lil’ Kim ft. 50 Cent, I stumbled upon another member of G-Unit…Mr. Lloyd Banks.

Lloyd and I go way back, all the way back to a time when I was in high school and would cruise in my mom’s car to his jam “Warrior.” I’ll be honest. I thought I was a member of G-Unit. Others didn’t think so…that’s for sure.

Anywho this post is about Lloyd and not my aspiring rap career…back to you Lloyd.

Christopher Charles Lloyd was born April 30, 1982 (Happy Belated Bday, Lloyd!) in New Carrollton, Maryland but was raised in Queens, New York.

A few honorable mentions about Lloyd:

  • Lloyd took the name Banks from his great, great-grandfather
  • He dropped out of high school at 16
  • Mr. Banks is a mix of Puerto Rican and African-American descent
  • Lloyd was a founding member of G-Unit along with his pals 50 Cent and Tony Yayo

In 2004 Lloyd released his debut album “The Hunger for More” featuring the single “On Fire.” If you listen closely you can hear a little 50 Cent during the chorus.

Lloyd’s debut album hit hard selling 500,500 copies during the first week.

As for his second album, Lloyd had an album all ready to be released. It was supposed to be called “The Big Withdraw” and contained 23 tracks. Interestingly enough, “The Big Withdraw” was never officially released. How could that be?

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Well…this one time Lloyd was involved in, for lack of a better term, a 3-way with two ladies and he accidentally left the album behind. As any logical woman in that situation would do…one of them leaked the album to the Interweb. Come on ladies…you would do the same!

Lloyd said of the matter, “It’s truth to that rumor. That comes from me doing too much. I was just lost in my ways, fucked two women at one time. It’s the little things you don’t pay attention to…”

Following that messy incident, Banks began working on his (technically) third album “Rotten Apples.” His last studio release was called “H.F.M.: The Hunger for More 2″ and dropped in 2010, featuring the single “Beamer, Benz, or Bently” ft. Juelz Santana.

If you’re looking for more Lloyd, keep an eye out for Banks’s next mixtape release “V6.” It was set to drop yesterday, but Banks posted a tweet that said “Still a few things I have to do with the tape, it’s not droppin monday..but soon after!,” he wrote. “I just want it to be delivered the right way. Trust me, it’s worth the wait! You won’t be disappointed.”

Lloyd – Stay in the spotlight, you are too pretty to hide in Queens.


Stuck in my Head – ‘Turn Me On’

I have to say, Wednesday is a hard day to get through, regardless of its Hump Day powers. I was thinking you might need a little boost to get through the day, so I will share with you a bitchin song.

David Guetta – ‘Turn Me On’ ft. Nicki Minaj

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Let me first say, I am not a big fan of David Guetta and I can’t figure out why. Is it because he has flowing blonde hair? I don’t know…still working on that mystery.

Regardless, I do appreciate a good song that make my head bop uncontrollably.

I first heard this song live at the American Music Awards and I was hooked. As I have been saying for quite some time, Nicki Minaj is better when she is featured on a song. Don’t get me wrong, I love “Super Bass,” but her parts on “Monster,” “My Chick Bad” and “Make Me Proud” are a bajillion times better. I hope I don’t get beat up for saying that.

Favise lyric: “I just want you to father my young”

Side note: If you find yourself at a party/bar and are looking for something entertaining, bet one of your friends to ask a gentleman if he will “father my young.” Make sure you don’t bet a lot of money though, I learned the hard way.


Stuck in my Head – ‘Mamma Got Ass’

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I don’t even know why I update my ringtone, I get about four calls a month. I should update my text tone but who wants to listen to 40 seconds of “…Hit Me Baby One More Time” every time I get a text?

Before you answer that, I receive about 3,000 texts a month. Verizon wishes I was kidding.

Anywho, more than half of my phone calls come from my beautiful mom. Since she is the one that calls me the most I decided to give her a special ringtone.

After much research, it is only fitting that I use “Mamma Got Ass’” by Juvenile. Remember him?

Below are a few of my favise lyrics:

“Where she get her eyes from? She get it from her mamma/Where she learn how to cook from? She get it from her mamma/Where she get her looks from? She get it from her mamma/Where she get her ass from? She get it from her mamma/Where she get her class from? She get it from her mamma/Where she learn how to dress from? She get it from her mamma”

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All true in my case! I just think it’s strange that Juvenile described my mom and me so well. Maybe Juvenile and Carol know each other!? Carol – if you have kept this a secret…I will be upset.

Juvenile has released some other winners, including “Back That Ass Up” and “Slow Motion.” “Mamma Got Ass” is another song that deserves a spot on a greatest hits album.

Surprisingly, I just noticed that many of Juvenile’s jams have to do with a lady’s ass. At least he knows what he likes.

“Mamma Got Ass” was released back in 2001 on Juvenile’s fifth studio album “Project English.” It’s a little repetitive, but a fun song nonetheless.

To all my fans – If you decide to change your ringtone to “Mamma Got Ass” for your mom, I won’t be mad…it’s what the song was made for.


Topless Tuesday

I have accepted the important job of carefully selecting a topless man every Tuesday in order to please my millions, possibly billions, of fans. At times, I feel like Superwoman…having this duty thrust upon me, can’t fail or the world will be destroyed. It’s tough, but someone has to do it.

Some may wonder, “Hey Kari, how do you choose a topless man week after week?” Well, this time I googled: Topless Male Rappers. There you have it folks…my secret is out.

Trey Songz

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When I first started researching singer-songwriter, rapper, actor and producer Trey Songz, I found out something quite disturbing. Trey Songz is not his real name…gasp! It’s actually Tremaine Aldon Neverson. I’ll let that one simmer for a few.

I bet Petersburg, Virginia didn’t know what hit it when Trey was born Nov. 28, 1984. Discovered at a talent show in 2000, Trey signed a deal with Atlantic Records. In 2002, he hauled ass to New Jersey and began recording his debut album….”I Gotta Make It,” which was released July 26, 2005.

Fun Fact: Before his debut album was released, Trey released “Open the Closet.” Obviously, it was in response to R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” series. On a scale of 1 to 10…how hilarious was this series of songs? I’m going with 20. R. Kelly – Thank you for this enjoyable piece of artistic expression.

Currently Trey is working on his fifth album, “Chapter 5,” set to be released early in 2012. To be honest, Trey Songz didn’t register on my radar until I heard “Bottoms Up” ft. Nicki Minaj, a track on Trey’s fourth album “Passion, Pain & Pleasure.”

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I decided to do a little research into Trey’s musical past and found that he has some hidden gems.

For example, Trey and Drake <3 collaborated on a song called “I Invented Sex.” Thank God I chose Trey as my Topless Tuesday champion or I wouldn’t have known he invented sex!

Another song Trey and his abs were apart of…”Say Ahh.” Now wait one minute…I have shook my bon bon to this song, but had no idea that Trey was behind it. You learn something new everyday.

As a Christmas gift to his fans, Trey released a freestyle rap called “Trigga Shot Caller” a few days ago. I learned if you are trying to woo Trey…apparently he likes to be called The Triggerman.

Trey – I think I’m in love with you and I’m totally okay with calling you Trey, Mr. Songz, Tremaine or Sir Triggerman. Whatever floats your boat…just keep your top off and I’ll be a happy lady.


Stuck in my Head – ‘Top Back’

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Last evening I was relaxing on the couch and searching for some good reality TV. On one of the channels, T.I. flashed across the screen and I shrieked with excitement.

Fyi: T.I. aka Clifford Harris Jr. is on my list of celebrities who I would take my shirt off for…it’s his swagger and the way he wears a hat. I’m hot-flashing as I type.

If you don’t know, T.I and his wife (Tiny) have a reality show on VH1, called “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.”  In this half hour of TV gold, I learned the following:

  • T.I. has a boatload of kids…I counted six, but who really knows
  • T.I.’s lady does not meet the expectations I have for being the wife of such a beautiful rapper
  • T.I. was arrested at the BET award show in 2007
  • Even though he was in the clink, T.I. is still a gentleman

Side note: T.I. comes from the nickname “Tip” that was given by his great-grandfather. The nickname was shortened to T.I. after he was signed to Arista Records, which included rapper, Q-Tip…get it?

Watching T.I. be T.I. on his reality show got me thinking about one of my favise T.I. jams…”Top Back (Remix).” This song pops up on T.I.’s fourth studio album “King.” It’s great to cruise around to in your Honda and it includes a guest appearance by Young Jeezy <3.

The music video is a typical rap video…women are washing cars and the rappers are rapping in front of those cars. If T.I. wasn’t so damn handsome, I might have to give him the demeaning to women stamp…but my heart will not allow it.

Favise lyrics: “God damn my money sick/Ay! I need to see a doctor”

While I know that T.I. does not speak these words…you can’t deny how clever Young Jeezy is with his rhymes.

T.I. – If you are willing to relocate to Phila, I would be more than happy to buy you the Phillies hat in every color. Call me!


Stuck in My Head – ‘Up All Night’

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Drake is one man that I would follow around like a lost little lamb. I have come to realize that I have a deep love for Canadian men – Drake is from Toronto. Another Canadian I <3 is Joshua Jackson, who hails from Vancouver (just incase he reads this…a girls gotta try). But that is neither here nor there.

We were introduced to Drake in 2001 when he took on the role of Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” When a fellow Degrassi student shot Jimmy, Drake cruised in a wheelchair the rest of the show. I must say, he handled it well.

Realizing he was born to be a rapper, Drake dropped the acting gig and picked up a mic.

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I remember the first Drake song I ever heard…”Best I Ever Had.” One of my former co-workers played it on repeat at her desk for a full 8 hours (Yes Kathleen…I’m talking about you haha)! After that day, I knew Drake was here to stay. I also learned that if anyone wanted to torture me, Drake was not the artist that would get me to spill the beans!

After rocketing towards success very quickly, Drake released “Thank Me Later” June 15, 2010. One of the tracks that I am a huge fan of and like to play quite loudly in my Honda is “Up All Night.” It will make you feel boss even if your cruising on a bicycle…not that there’s anything wrong with that!

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Favises lyric: “Famous like a drug that I’ve taken to much of/I never ever trip/Just peace happiness and love”

It would be a sin if I forgot to mention this…Nicki Minaj guest stars on this jam. I hope I don’t get beat up for saying this, but I really enjoy her more when she is featured on tracks! Anywho, she adds a little extra umph to this song.

Favises Nicki Minaj lyric: “Bought the president the Louis presidential briefcase/Never been a cheapskate”

Drake – When you marry Rihanna, can I please be invited? I really don’t want to miss out on the R&B/Pop/Rap wedding of the century.


Is this real life? Part II

Kevin Federline “America’s Most Hated”

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Well, this title hits the nail directly on the head. My first question is: who approved this?

Federline released “Playing with Fire” in October 2006. Surprisingly, all songs were co-written by the life ruiner. The album sold a total of 6,500 during its first week, debuting at number 151 on Billboards Top 200…o0o0o burn. To be fair, Mr. Spears did peak at #2 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.

I will give credit where credit is due. It’s actually not that bad of a song. Now I’m not going to lie, I could totally see myself cruising around in my Honda playing this jam…if someone else was singing it of course. As a lifelong member of Team Britney, I just cannot allow myself to fully like this song.

Lyrics that I have a bone to pick with K-fed about:  

  • Droppin – nothin but heat me an JR” - Who the F is JR?
  • “I built a kingdom down the street from Pepperdine” – NO! Britney forked over the cash money for your kingdom.
  • “I’m on the frontline/Dodgin cameras like the one time” – You were only dodging cameras because you some how convinced Brit to marry you and then used your superhuman sperm to impregnate her, remember?
  • “I got my blue Yankee fitted on” – Okay Jay-Z.
  • “I got my name spreadin faster than crack” – Fine comparison.
  • “I got 50 mill/I can do whatever I want” – This is the portion of the rap song where I must pause before I slip into a blackout. I do believe that this 50 mill you speak of isn’t yours. You have not been hustling since you were 16-years-old wearing a catholic school uniform, standing on a mountain top and telling people you are “not a girl, not yet a woman,” performing live on the VMAs with a giant yellow snake around your neck, among many, many other things. Excuse my rage everyone.

Below is only the song, K-Fed only was allowed to make one music video for “Lose Control

Dear K-fed, I blame you. Listen to her pain. Love, Kari


Stuck in my Head – ‘Wait Your Turn’

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I have no idea why I like this song or why I paid $1.29 on iTunes for it. There is something about it that makes me feel…dare I say…like a boss after it’s over. Rihanna does give us some good lyrics, such as “I’m such a f*ucking lady” and “I pitch with a grenade/Swing away if you’re
feeling brave.” We all know she can be one tough bitch, but why exactly are we waiting for our turn? Am I waiting for Rihanna to kick my ass? I mean I’d totally be ok with her doing so, I’d have much more street cred. Note to self: protect my teeth.

This video reminds me of an early 90s rap video…the way the camera is shooting her and the black, white and grainy footage. It’s reminiscent of a Wu-Tang Clan music video: Protect Your Neck. This comparison really hit home when Rihanna is standing in front of a statue, holding her crotch.

In the end, I feel that this song was way underrated, even though I have not one clue as to what Rihanna is trying to tell me. Maybe it’s a recruitment video/anthem for the Rihanna Navy?! Do I get a point for that?

Best part of this music video: Rihanna is wearing an eye patch. Check it.


Stuck in my head – Go Getta

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This song is perfect to blast in your car and cruise around town. People will look at you and think one of two things: “What a BAMF” or “What a fool.” It’s hit or miss. I think it depends on what kind of whip you’re cruising in. If it’s a Honda, you will be a designated BAMF, I know from experience.

When I first saw what Young Jeezy looked like, I was kind of surprised. He’s not what I pictured in my mind. Don’t get me wrong, I would say yes if he asked me out. (hint, hint)

As for R. Kelly, I think we all know the trouble he’s gotten himself into in recent years. I also read that he is dealing with foreclosure issues and had emergency throat surgery earlier this month. R. Kelly released a statement saying, “Yo what’s up, y’all, it’s your boy Kellz, fresh out the hospital. Just want to say thanks to my fans for supporting me. I want to say thanks to all the prayer warriors out there for supporting me.” You can check out the actual video of R. Kelly speaking this message. He sounds like he’s having a rough time using his words. Could that be because of the surgical mask he’s wearing?

Anywho, I hope Kellz gets better to, one day, reunite with Young Jeezy. They do come up with some great beats together. My favises lyric in this song is “Ima Stay Thuggin Till Da Feds Come Get Me.”


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