Backed by popular demand (3 of my best friends harassed me) I will be making my brief 2017 wrap up. Why now? Because my life doesn’t revolve around this blog and adulting is real hard when you spent most of your life being a goof. Also its good to take some time, breath and look back rather than feel forced to cram an opinion (yes Im throwin shade at COMPLEX). I’m going to assume you’re an avid reader, and I’m thankful for that, but for those that are new, all I do is basically write about music, sports and movies in a blunt stereotypical black ignorant male cis-gender offensive tone! With that being said here are the first annual “Super Late-Ass Blog bout Nothing Awards”
Plain and simple this movie is a classic, it won’t win awards because Caucasians are gonna Caucasian, but it will go down as the movie that HAD to happen and that DID happen. When I assess movies I look at two things: Is it different? and does it exceed expectations? Bruv this movie NOT only does both but it does both phenomenally. Take this in: this movie was so good it created TWITTER MEMES! This is the type of movie a dumb dude and a smart introspective dude can get beers and watch, just don’t watch it with your white side-chick/girlfriend. Do y’all understand how impact that is? Fam you don’t. You really do not. Do y’all understand how many times I’ve used “sunken place” in my colloquial speech? You really do not. Do y’all understand how hard I clapped when my mans started chocking his Alt-Right crazy bitch girlfriend? You really do not. Get Out is the best movie that came out this year and it aint even close (a lot of shitty movies came out, keep that in mind). If you disagree, refer me to a better movie and its still gonna be CONSIDERABLY worse than Get Out.
Honorable mention: Split <—read my review on it. I enjoy twisted horror/thriller.
No Dope On Sundays, Cyhi da Prynce
Man I can’t lie this year was fantastic for hip hop, and to be very clear I cover rap and R&B but I’m open to other genres. Back to the point, out of all the amazing albums/mixtapes that came out I always spin Cyhi for one clear reason; he’s a breath of fresh air. In a climate of over saturated Trap Rap (Migos collectively released 5 projects) I love love seeing something fresh and different ! Y’all remember Coloring Book, when Chance shifted and became the mainstream hip hop artist that white america was waiting to embrace post-Kanye West? Imagine that album had more bars and deeper topics mix that with some ignorance then BOOM you have No Dope On Sundays. People will disagree but they haven’t fully heard his album, I’ve been a big Cyhi fan back to his freestyle days and saw the raw talent of Prynce, the unadulterated passion he has, the story telling he has in tracks like Nu Africa! The soul he spits out in “No Dope on Sundays” (track) with one of the best Pusha T verses I’ve heard in YEARS, YEARS FAM! I love artists who actual have a story behind their artistry…homie spent years ghost writing bars for G.O.O.D. music (like Party Next Door is doin for Drake) and to finally have his first album be a HIP HOP CLASSIC…Lord I’m starting to tear up. Plus the mans is short, me and him relate on a spiritual (lower) level. Listen to this album, your ears will thank you, your soul will thank you and you should thank me.
Honorable Mention: Culture (Migos), Sonder Son (Brent Faiyzan), Issa (21 Savage), Ctrl (SZA), Shine (Wale), Luv is Rage 2 (Uzi Vert), You Will Regret (Ski Mask the Slump God), The Program (Cam’Ron), Sounds from the Other Side (Wizkid) and Dedication 6 (Lil Wayne)
He is the most important thing that happened in sports all of 2017. He shit talked his son into being the 2nd overall pick while the proceeding 6 players after him are better in almost every metric. He finessed sports news media into literally covering his every move for the past 8 months. He made us google “Lithuania basketball”. He made you want to buy 500$ shoes. He sparked a conversation about white victimization in face of black resistance. He made us question Steph Curry’s greatness. He taught us that black fathers are NOT as absentee as the media tells us. He made us take a strong critical look at the corporate slave plantation that is NCAA. He taught us how to parent and I’m forever grateful for that! This nigga was on WWE…read that again, this NIGGA WAS ON WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT….oh well that doesn’t matter eh. Let’s try Donald Trump. This man shit talked Donald J Trump and got clout off it. He transcended sports, politics and North American borders *drops mic*
Honorable Mention: Uncle Shannon Sharp (me and Brando gon’ be on that Mild and Yak haaarrrrrrrrrrrd)