"Let's love ourselves then we can't fail
To make a better situation
Tomorrow, our seeds will grow
All we need is dedication"
Bravo to BET and to Chris Brown for their tribute to Michael Jackson on Sunday night. Last year during this award show (which aired literally the weekend after Jackson passed), they did a half ass attempt to pay tribute to the legend but failed miserably. This is why I am happy to see them redeem themselves by calling upon the one person in the game that can channel MJ better than anyone. Yes anyone.
I am talking about Chris Brown. We all know that Chris has had his problems as of late (big problems) but you can not deny the talent of this kid. The first four minutes of this video is literally the best MJ dancing I have seen ever. Then the end when he breaks down during "Man in the Mirror" shows how human this KID is. Yes kid. Hes very very young. Bravo to Chris Brown for the courage, bravo to BET for taking the chance on him and bravo to the fans for embracing him. While yes, he still has a way to go to win his way back into the puplic spotlight. This was a good start.
Now for me I think they are both idiots but really your going to stand on line for a phone? Really? I mean at least the people going to the movies are going to see actual human interaction right? Wait the more I think about it I was right at the start, they are both complete idiots.
Last night I spent the majority of my evening researching some new music. First I threw it back to high school when I downloaded the new Eminem album recovery. Like I said last night and I'll say it again, I think everyone who is a rap fan should enjoy this album. He is back to his old sound. Hes done rapping about stupid things and is back to the lyrics that made him famous. The real lyrics. The ones that put him in a league with only a handful of others known as the "best around". Above the song Space Bound is quickly becoming my favorite new tune. Check it out above.
The second thing I did last night (since I was in a rap mood) is I watched a documentary about the up and coming new rap superstar "Drake". It was kind of like an MTV Diary of sorts. It followed him around during the process of him putting out his first album (Dropped last week). Now say what you would like about Drake (the jury is still out for me) but you have to give the kid credit. Thats right hes a kid. Hes a kid who somehow, someway caught the eyes of some of the best rappers in the game and has been put on a pedistool from these guys (like, Jay-Z, Kayne and Lil Wayne) as the "future of rap". This wouldn't be too far fetched, well if the kid even had an album out to back him up. Until last week, there was no album, it was all talk and mix tapes.
This kid was walking around huge stadiums, opening up for legendary acts and basically having the road paved for him ON MIX TAPES. That is just unheard of.
I know there are a lot like me who think that the jury is still out on this kid. But the documentary was interesting. It was very weird to see someone at the forefront of his career, yet not having much room to go... he is already at the top. But I will sit here watching and waiting patiently to see how his story unfolds. Will he carry the torch of these superstars, is he as good as they all say? Well I think at the age of 23 its a little premature, but hey go for it.
Below is his first single off his new album titled "Over". And yes I will admit to bobbing my head to this tune once or twice.