I'm in the lab, and I'm feeling good about this music stuff. Maybe it's because Basketball is pretty meaningless right now. I would like to applaud this year's MVP, Lebron James. (even his puppet was cooler than Kobe's in the Nike Commercial).
I'm actually kind of sad, distraught even, over the Cavs untimely exit from the NBA Playoffs. I thought writing about it would make me feel better. I was wrong. Reflecting is actually sort of painful. Especially considering that Kobe is still in the Playoffs. I'm not hating, just applauding good marketing and forward thinking from NIKE. I think Nike was preparing to establish Lebron's shoe as brand comparable to the Air Jordan's. Although it took an extra few years for me to actually like the shoe (and actually purchase a pair), it was the coolest thing Nike had since the Air Penny's. (I got the All Black Nike Zoom Lebron 6, by the way).
I say forward thinking because obviously Nike aimed to promote LBJ. Ok, maybe I'm just being partial, or maybe it's because his puppet was more like my ideal self (PSY). [see Video game playing, Bentley driving, powder everywhere (<--Joke, HA!), and Ninety Million Dollars (90) from the company behind the commercial].
Kobe was the coolest when he was playing in Air Jordan's (circa 2003, *T.I.'s "The King's Back" intro plays loud in my head, 'And the Phoenix arose from the ashes...'). Then came Lebron James. Anyways, I'm a Lebron fan to the heart, but I will for the time be riding with the Magic. Because, I want Kobe to be stuck with his three rings from the commercial. Yeah just like that, and in his last All Star he should wear number 20 and apologize at halftime for changing his number if he were even vaguely ego trippin' on some, "...I'm better than Mr. Michael Jeffrey, i mean your airness,sir" BS! PICTURE IT: SHAQ would be standing (4 rings on his hand) with Lebron, Myself (LITO), and none other than Ric Flair as we would be the new four hoursome. Sorry Arn.
I was in Atlanta for that All Star Game, and I just remember hearing 50 Cent's new "Get Rich or Die Trying" album everywhere I went. It's crazy how music connects you to events and memories. I dream of my music tying the loose ends of someone's brains together to remember something (pleasant). Well, aside from the fact that I can recall doing all sorts of CRAZY $#!T while listening to certain music (even that CD), i'd say that preserves music as an ARTform.
Oh yeah, iSHAKELife.
That's from my mixtape "I Love You, Too" download FREE and spread the word.
I will post a Video Blog Entry tomorrow from the studio here in Miami. Until then...
back to our regularly scheduled program RECORDING "CASH MONEY LAUNDERING"
"Y'all come back now, ya hear!"
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