Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mount Rushmore of Sports

I got the idea from ESPN, they are doing a Mt Rushmore of sports, state by state. They also talk about the overall Mt Rushmore of sports. I asked every sports fan i know. Some i agreed with, some I completely disagree with. The great thing about this topic is: if you think seriously, there are no worng answer. The only criteria are influence and performance. The weight you give it is up to you. This is my Mount Rushmore of Sports:

Jackie Robinson,

The Hall of Famer lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track while at UCLA. He broke the MLB color barrier becoming the first black baseball player, which began the process of integration in the sport, in 1947. He was the 1949 NL MVP.

Muhammed Ali,

The three-time World Heavyweight Champion was an Olympic gold medalist and SI's "Sportsman of the Century." He had the personality of all personalities, the swagger that came to define a champion.

Michael Jordan,

The five-time NBA MVP won six NBA titles and was Finals MVP each time he won a title. One of the greatest basketball player of all time. Most influential basketball player of all time.

Vince Lombardi,

Lombardi coached the Packers to five NFL titles, including first two Super Bowls. The Super Bowl trophy is named after him. He has influenced every NFL coach in one way or another.

Some other contenders that came extremely close to making the final cut
Bill Russell
Babe Ruth
Tiger Woods
Joe Montana
Bill Walsh
Jim Brown
Jerry Rice
Phil Jackson
James Naismith
Willie Mays
Some of the more clever options I heard
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Rocky Balboa
Michael Phelps

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My Top Ten FAVORITE Hip Hop Songs

This is different from the greatest hip hop song of all time. This is simply my favorite songs from the Hip Hop genre. They are in descending order, along with a excerpt of my favorite lyrical portion of the song.

10) The Seed (2.0) – The Roots

Knocked up nine months ago
And what she's fittin' to have she don't know
She wants neo soul cause hip hop is old
She don't want no rock'n roll
She want platinum, ice and gold
She want a whole lot of somethin' to fold
If you're an obstacle she'll just drop you cold
Cause one monkey don't stop the show

9) The Way I Am – Eminem

And all of this controversy circles me
And it seems like the media immediately
Points a finger at me (finger at me)...
So I point one back at 'em, but not the index or pinkie
Or the ring or the thumb, it's the one you put up
When you don't give a fuck, when you won't just put up
With the bullshit they pull, cause they full of shit too
When a dude's gettin bullied and shoots up his school

8) Bonita Applebum – A Tribe Called Quest

If only you can see through your elaborate eyes
Only you and me hon, the love never dies
Satisfaction, I have the right tactics
And if you need them I got crazy prophylactics

7) One Mic – Nas

All I need is one blunt, one page, and one pen
One prayer - tell God forgive for one sin
Matter fact maybe more than one, look back
at all the hatred against me, fuck alla them
Jesus died at age 33, there's thirty-three shots
from twin glocks there's sixteen apiece, that's thirty-two
Which means, one of my guns was holdin 17
Twenty-seven hit your crew, six went into you

6) Renegade – Jay-Z/Eminem

Now who's these king of these rude ludicrous lucrative lyrics
Who could inherit the title, put the youth in hysterics
Usin his music to steer it, sharin his views and his merits
But there's a huge interference - they're sayin you shouldn't hear it
Maybe it's hatred I spew, maybe it's food for the spirit
Maybe it's beautiful music I made for you to just cherish
But I'm debated disputed hated and viewed in America
as a motherfuckin drug addict - like you didn't experiment?
Now now, that's when you start to stare at who's in the mirror
and see yourself as a kid again, and you get embarrased
And I got nothin to do but make you look stupid as parents
You fuckin do-gooders - too bad you couldn't do good at marriage!

5) I Used to Love H.E.R. – Common

About my people she was teachin me
But not preachin to me
but speakin to me
in a method that was leisurely,
so easily I approached
She dug my rap, that's how we got close
But then she broke to the West coast

4) Never Change – Jay-Z

we colliding with life as we speak
we knee deep in coke, we knee deep in ice
we flood streets wit dope, we keep weed to smoke
we all fish, better teach ya folk
give em money to eat, then next week he's broke
cause when you sleep, he’s reaching for your throat
word on the street, you reap what you sow
not outta fear, but love, love for the game

3) Hip Hop Saved My Life – Lupe Fiasco

Reps Northside so he rocks them braids
Eleven hundred friends on his myspace page
Stack that cheese got seven hundred plays
Producer made him take it down
Said he had to pay
Open mic champ 2 weeks in a row
Ex dboy with a bboy flow
Glow like Leroy you should see boy go
Got a daddy serving life and a brother on The Row
Best homie in the grave
Tatted up while in the cage
Minutemade, got his momma working like a slave

2) Juicy – Notorious BIG

Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
When I was dead broke, man I couldn't picture this
50 inch screen, money green leather sofa
Got two rides, a limousine with a chauffeur
Phone bill about two G's flat
No need to worry, my accountant handles that
And my whole crew is loungin'
Celebratin' every day, no more public housin'

1) Life Goes On – Tupac

Two in tha morning
and we still high assed out
screamin' 'thug till I die'before I passed out
but now that your gone
i'm in tha zone
thinkin''I don't wanna die all alone'
but now ya gone
and all I got left are stinkin' memories
I love them niggas to death
i'm drinkin' Hennessy
while tryin' ta make it last
I drank a 5th for that ass
when you passed....cause life goes on