Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club 50 Cent Interview

I haven’t always been the biggest 50 Cent fan… Yea I think Hip Hop needed him and G-Unit when they invaded to scene with mixtapes and changed how the cultures music has been marketed ever since. Plus at the time I was even less of a fan of Ja Rule, but that’s neither here nor there. I can’t really say I’m much more of a fan of his music now, but I definitely fuxwit the guy Curtis Jackson’s business acumen. I can only imagine how dude gets down in the boardroom, fugg a mixtape or album, that’s what I would pay to see/hear. 50 stopped by Power 105.1 Friday and spoke with The Breakfast Clubs DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne. For almost an hour they covered a number of topics, Chris Lightys’ death, why Chief Keef was offended by Lupe, Floyd Mayweather, and a couple other topics. What I like most is that you can tell dude isn’t bullshitting about anything and has put really great thought into his career moves and what words he chooses to use. If you have some time hit play on the video and watch. To believe dude was a menace when he entered the game with Get Rich or Die Trying and look how he took that and elevated status quo on what hustling in America can really help you obtain.

B. Reason

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Cheers 2 the Hump Day

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m nowhere near perfect. I don’t think I want to be, we all have flaws and quirks, learning to live with them is what makes us human. Learning to live with your mates imperfections is what L-O-V-E is all about. I’ve learned from past relationships what I did right and most definitely what I did wrong. If you’re anything like my better half you’re wondering what I did wrong in the past. I’ll tell you like I tell her “That’s neither here, nor there… Let’s move on”. An easy out. Knowing that someone has a past and still accepting them for who they and what they’re capable of is what love is about. So on this mid-day Hump Day Break when your mind is accepting the thought of being free from your workday, lets get those minds churning to some recreational activities.  How about some libations to get us in the move and give a toast to those who love us no matter what… Cheers 2 U

sidenote: The 90’s had some good RnB groups, what happened?

B. Reason

Little Drummer Boy

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                                                                                                                  They say that a picture can be “Worth a Thousand Words” which could be true, but sometimes I think you can tell a story with a lot fewer words than that. I like to get straight to the point. Funny thing about this photo is that what I witnessed could run parallel to any of our lives.

 

A couple of weeks ago I was wandering through the Heritage Festival in Tower Grove Park. It was cool to see all these different nationalities showcasing (read “selling”) their jewelry/clothing/food which were all amazing, especially the food. The coolest thing I came across though, was this African Drum line. Up on stage they’re a bunch of elders banging the congos and in the middle of them is this Lil Guy, couldn’t have been more than 5 years old. What amazed me more is that as they’re performing this show, it starts pouring down raining and Lil Guy has a solo to perform. Let me set the scene for you a band stage in the park, about 150-200 people standing there to watch, it starts raining, and they don’t budge because they want to see what the kid has to offer. Something that I know would detered many of adults that suffer from stage fright, but the Little Drummer Boy moves to the front of the stage and starts  grooving to the beat of his own drum. This is where it gets interesting and its something I think we all can relate to. People start coming up to him and pinning money to him and placing money at his feet. What do think he did, he’s young and see’s money, he stops playing to pick up the money. One of the elders comes to his side and guides his hands and his thoughts back to the drum and the rhythm. A couple of things happened here. One the child shows enough promise that the older men thought it would be good to give him some shine. Two he gets into the spotlight and starts feeling the monetary praise he’s getting and forgets what he’s there to do. Then at last someone whose has been down that road before has to come and lead him back to the path that he was on.  I think its something that we’ve all been guilty of before, we let the money get in the way of what we’re trying to do. With time and guidance I hope that he learns that he does it for the love and with love, the money will be there waiting on him and not him chasing it. I hope you guys know that as well, do it for and with love…

B. Reason

 

Looks like a good one…

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Why can’t we have more movies like this one more often? Looks like a dope story,   pun intended… Directed by Sheldon Candis it stars Common, the All-State dude, and Omar are in it…

William “Woody” Watson (Michael Rainey, Jr.) is a shy, smart 11-year-old living with his grandmother in suburban Baltimore. When his uncle, Vincent (hip-hop artist Common), is released from prison after serving eight years of a 20-year sentence, Woody is captivated by the man’s charm, swagger, and potential as a father figure. Woody’s dad is long gone, his mother reportedly in North Carolina dealing with her drug addiction. Post-prison, Vincent seems ready to embrace both the kid and a life outside of “the life.” But while driving Woody to school one day in his midnight-black Mercedes, Vincent makes a hairpin turn that will cause their lives to spin out. He decides to give Woody a crash course in being a man, complete with lessons on how to talk to girls, show confidence, and dress well. This innocent exercise soon turns chaotic when Vincent gets tangled in a quick-money scheme. Set during the course of a single day, their time together is marked by displays, starting at 8:36 am and continuing well into the night. Perceptive newcomer Rainey Jr. and Common, excellent here, are supported by a strong cast, including Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Lonette McKee, and The Wire’s Michael Kenneth Williams. [via google]

 

Rolling…

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Sometimes a picture can be worth a thousand words. Other times it can leave you speechless. The images that I’ll be bringing to you, I hope to invoke both. There will be some that spark debates, thoughts, or physical emotions. Most of all I just want them to spark conversation. This week the homie, Chad, let me snap a couple shots of him on his wheels. Providing a ghetto blaster and Chad using his own accessories namely the rosary I hope it gives you a sense of what I think keeps all of us level headed… Music, a hobby, and our surroundings.

 

B. Reason

 

The Return…

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First let me say I’m not a writer or journalist, but I do have some great thoughts and have a way breaking things down with words.  I wouldn’t want to disrespect those who earned degrees in the field by saying that I am. Second I don’t have a photography degree, but I do take dope photos that tell a story if you follow my vision, I’ve been doing so since ’95. I’m not a a chef but I get down in the kitchen and can tell you about some magically delicious spots to eat by your self or take a date to. I’m just saying take heed to the advice I throw out. You’ll benefit… Trust me. Let me tell you what I am though. I’m just a gentleman a father of one, who likes food, photography, music, and life. On any given day that’s what you will find here. The thing with the “About page” is that you’re writing them yourself. True I guess no one knows you better than yourself, but a person is only gonna let you in so far. I don’t think I’ve ever read an autobiography where the author has told his faults or short comings to the fullest extent… only their accomplisments. Here I am to tell you by no means am I perfect, I am not without fault. You wanna know more than that, come straight to the source. You most likely will find times where you may disagree with a post, which is great it sparks discussion, leave a comment on the post, facebook if we’re connected, you got my number text me. Wanna do business shoot me an email Brandon.Reason@gmail.com , I appreciate the interaction.

B. Reason

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Humping Around

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Its been a long time since we’ve seen each other… How have you been? Good to hear. Me? Can’t complain… Hope that you’ve put some of the advice I left you with to good use. Safely… This go around you may notice that we’ll be doing some things a lil bit different. I have some guest writers that will come in a give some insight on their Hump Day adventures, advice, and stories. IF you got a story or situation that you think would be good entertainment shoot me an email. Until next time homies…

Lemme get some of your Brown Sugar….

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That weather switched around on us for real now, didn’t it? Bet you looking for that cuddle buddy now or at least a good space heater right? I heard WalMart got a sale on them, maybe you can find a “buddy” in that aisle too… Get a two for one special (Not really, please do not go looking for dates in Wally World).
Here it is the middle of the week, cold and rainy perfect weather for you know what… That’s right baking, lol. Shhh it’s one in the same, hear me out. This type of weather always reminds me of baking, not that I know how to do any but still. I think it has to do with the heat filling up the room when you spread open that oven door, or maybe its the aroma that those “sweet goodies” give off… (anybody picking up this allegory throwing down?) Like I was saying though, our Hump Day shenanigans and getting your Betty Crocker/Duncan Hines on can be one in the same. Think about the process of baking, first preparation, you gotta have the right ingredients and materials before you start(*Message) make sure everything right with yourself. It takes a little know how, no one wants a novice in the kitchen or bedroom right? A bit of experimenting, because doing the same thing over and over is gonna get boring you better keep some tricks up your sleeve. Hard work, if you ain’t kneading that dough right, that cake ain’t gonna climax(rise) right if you know what I mean. Time and patience, nothing comes quick and easy anymore does it? You gotta be willing to put in that time and work with it, kneading that dough and whipping that batter ain’t no punk. Well unless you got toys…a mixer, rolling pins, get your mind out the gutter, lol. Lastly you got to be willing to get your hands a little dirty at times, hell that self explanatory right? Oh yea also presentation, you eat with your eyes first, so if looks good it’ll taste good right? So where can I get some Brown Sugar at? Helpful hint, after you put those cookies, cakes, or whatever you’re making in the oven it usually takes sometime to finish right? Plenty of time to start caking with something else right? SideNote: Go Cards!!!

B. Reason