Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another Reason to Hate the Cops ...

Donald Driver's dad beaten by Houston police after dispute

HOUSTON -- The father of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver was beaten by Houston, Texas, police officers as they arrested him for outstanding traffic warrants, Driver's family members claimed Wednesday.

As they beat him and forced him to swallow something, the officers told Marvin Driver Jr. he was "going to see Jesus," according to relatives and community activist Quanell Evans, who identified himself as Quanell X.
"Mr. Marvin Driver Jr. is now at Hermann Hospital in ICU where he can't even speak," relatives said in a statement. "Doctors say there is some bleeding on his brain from blunt force trauma."

Police said Driver was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants and was found to be "unresponsive" upon his arrival at jail. Paramedics transported him to the hospital, they said. The Houston Police Department said in a written statement it takes the assault allegations "very seriously, and will begin a thorough investigation into the matter."

The two officers involved remain on duty pending further investigation, police said.
However, relatives and Evans called for the officers involved to be suspended or placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.
The incident began late Sunday when Driver was dropping his brother, Winston Driver, off after the two had moved furniture, family members said.

Officers stopped Marvin Driver Jr. in front of his mother's home, relatives said. An argument took place between police and Driver's family, as well as between Driver and officers over the language police were using, according to the written statement issued by family members.

Police told relatives Driver was being taken to jail for the outstanding warrants, relatives said. "Later, the family found out he never made it to the jail," the statement said.

Relatives at first alleged Driver was picked up several blocks away by paramedics and that he was lying bloody and unconscious in the street. However, Evans told reporters Wednesday afternoon he had spoken to paramedics, and they had told him they had picked Driver up at the jail, and that he was injured, semiconscious and unresponsive when they arrived.

Houston Fire Department spokesman Omero Longoria told CNN Driver was picked up at a police substation and taken to the hospital. He said he did not know when Driver arrived at the jail or what his condition was when paramedics arrived.
Evans showed reporters paper towels upon which he said Driver had written his account. On them, he said Driver wrote that the police took him behind a Valero gas station and beat him. The officers kneed Driver and elbowed him in the throat, Evans said. They also made him swallow something, he said, telling him he was "going to see Jesus" and made disparaging remarks about his family, including "one particular family member."

One officer parked his cruiser behind the station and watched the beating, the activist alleged. Evans showed reporters photographs he said depicted Driver lying a hospital bed with a tube in his mouth.

One of the officers named in the arrest report is Hispanic and has a history of harassing African-Americans, Evans said. Driver also wrote on the paper towels that he knows the officer who beat him, Evans said. Winston Driver said at the news conference that after his brother dropped him off, he saw flashing lights from the house and went back outside.

"The officer I spoke with, he was real rude," he said. "The guy was out of control, basically." He said he searched for his brother for two days, only to be told he wasn't in the system. "I got totally upset about it," he said. Nothing in the police report indicates Driver was being combative or resisting arrest, Evans said.
"It is a shame how this man was treated. This is a man that was being arrested supposedly for only having traffic warrants, and traffic warrants turned into a severe beating of this magnitude."

He said he had spoken to Donald Driver, but would not divulge details of the conversation, saying only that "he is absolutely concerned about the condition of his father."

Another of Driver's sons, Michael, told reporters, "if we can't trust these people, who can we trust? ... I think that my father was targeted for being black."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A "What The Fuck Were You Thinking?" Edition #2

Now, I know many of you were in store to see Donovan McNaab's face in this post for his recent f-up in the game and interview about his "not knowing about a tie in the NFL". But poor soul already has Philly in a steady raucous of hate. So I had to scrounge around for something ...

So here we are, and before you click "Play", please kids ... I know it's hard to do the boogie down bronx and get silly with it on a dance floor, but I think Soulja Boy and VLC might wanna make a remake of "Get Silly" with this shit in here, because that's simply what this is. 

Notice how she tries to do something 'ghetto' mid part and be sure not to blink at the closing seconds.

I'll leave you all to judge ...

Coldplay ft. Jay Z - "Lost"

Shit yes ... Big ups to DatPiff!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Week 11 NFL Predix

FANS: Cooley! Cooley! Cooley!

Man, time flies by like a motherfucker, doesn't it? I mean from Week One to now Week Eleven is about to be set into the books. It's time we get set for the grand daddy of em all in another month or two. The most hated rivalry this date is going to clash off once again Sunday night.

Yep, you know it ... Skins vs. Cowgirls.

Get your popcorn ready as the star whiner of the Cowgirls would say. I'll definitely be waiting to snatch off every Dallas flag in the city off of everyone's cars when the game is over and done and my Skins are 7-3 ... Get ready!

So here I am, keeping a streak going with early predix as I play my ESPN 2K5 on the 'BOX'. Shit, everyone has to remember that wicked game. The franchise that slapped the holy hell out of the Madden franchise everytime a 2k version came out then EA got jealous and cried to get the NFL license for Madden. That's okay 2011 is coming, contract will end, lol. Let there be hope for another 2k Football continuation.

Shall I begin?

Denver Broncos @ Atlanta Falcons - Broncos have no D', therefore I like the Falcs'...

Minnesota Vikings @ Tampa Bay Bucanneers - Believe in "AP" aka "All Day"

Baltimore Ravens @ New York Giants - You hear that? The sound of pressure ...

Oakland Raiders @ Miami Dolphins - Dolphins ...

New Orleans Saints @ Kansas City Chiefs - Saints, Drew Brees ain't taking no shit ... plus Bush is back, no not George Bush you asses ... Reggie Bush!

Detroit Lions @ Carolina Panthers - The Almighty Panthers ... Hopefully Jake will have a better day ...

Philadelphia Eagles @ Cincinatti Bengals - Fly like an eagle ...

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers - I like dem Bears, I gotta go against MX's Packs'

Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts - Peyton comes back to life ... 'fo real' this time ...

St. Louis Rams @ San Francisco 49ers - Singletary will make 49ers win, or he'll make the team run 49 laps, non-stop.

Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks - Cardinals bay-bay

Tennesse Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars - The Jags will eat into the Titans ... first loss!

San Diego Chargers @ Pittshburg Steelers - Chargers, they'll find a way to win.

Dallas Cowgirls @ Washington Redskins - Redskins ... you damn well know it ...

Cleveland Browns @ Buffalo Bills - Monday night, I'm liking the Bills to come back from the dead.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More Kanyeezy' ...

Thanks to DefSounds for this piece ...

I was browsing their site, and found another interesting piece (I'm on a roll) and found some more Kanye news, just when you thought it wasn't enough out already. Well this might upset MX a little, but as the title of the topic I got this from said, "Kanye to Quit the Music Industry?"

Yeah, press play and check it ...

Lil Wayne Gon' Country??

Last night, I happened to stroll through the channels and happen to see that the Country Music Awards was on. Kid Rock was currently in the mid-part of his song, "All Summer Long". A few minutes of watching the rest of the performance, I happen to notice none other than "Weezy F. Baby" in the background, partying like a 'rockstar' with the guitar hero look, strumming it.

Well not really, he basically played along, mimmicking the movement and everything. A true surprise to see that, didn't know if anyone else had spotted it or seen the show.

For some reason, I'm now in the mood for a good Heineken Light beer and some fried chicken.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Drummer For Jimi Hendrix Found Dead

Just found this out ... thanks to Yahoo Music

Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience of the 1960s and the group's last surviving member, was found dead in his hotel room early Wednesday. He was 61.

Mitchell was a powerful force on the Hendrix band's 1967 debut album "Are You Experienced?" as well as the trio's albums "Electric Ladyland" and "Axis: Bold As Love." He had an explosive drumming style that can be heard in hard-charging songs such as "Fire" and "Manic Depression."

The Englishman had been drumming for the Experience Hendrix Tour, which performed Friday in Portland. It was the last stop on the West Coast part of the tour.

Hendrix died in 1970. Bass player Noel Redding died in 2003.

An employee at Portland's Benson Hotel called police after discovering Mitchell's body.

Erin Patrick, a deputy medical examiner, said Mitchell apparently died of natural causes. An autopsy was planned.

"He was a wonderful man, a brilliant musician and a true friend," said Janie Hendrix, chief executive of the Experience Hendrix Tour andJimi Hendrix' stepsister. "His role in shaping the sound of the Jimi Hendrix Experience cannot be underestimated."

Bob Merlis, a spokesman for the tour, said Mitchell had stayed in Portland for a four-day vacation and planned to leave Wednesday.

"It was a devastating surprise," Merlis said. "Nobody drummed like he did."

He said he saw Mitchell perform two weeks ago in Los Angeles, and the drummer appeared to be healthy and upbeat.

Merlis said the tour was designed to bring together veteran musicians who had known Hendrix — like Mitchell — and younger artists, such as Grammy-nominated winner Jonny Lang, who have been influenced by him.

Mitchell was a one-of-a-kind drummer whose "jazz-tinged" style was influenced by Max Roach and Elvin Jones, Merlis said. The work was a vital part of both the Jimi Hendrix Experience in the 1960s and the Experience Hendrix Tour that ended last week, he said.

"If Jimi Hendrix were still alive," Merlis said, "he would have acknowledged that."

During his career Mitchell played with the best in the business — not just Hendrix, but also Eric ClaptonJohn Lennon, the Rolling Stones,Jack BruceJeff Beck, Muddy Waters and others.

Mitchell was a member of a later version of the Jimi Hendrix Experience that performed the closing set of the Woodstock Festivalin August 1969 — where Hendrix played a psychedelic version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the band launched into "Purple Haze."

The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 1992. According to the Hall of Fame, Mitchell was born July 9, 1947, in Ealing, England.

Hendrix, Redding and Mitchell held their first rehearsal in October 1966, according to the Hall of Fame's Web site.

In an interview last month with the Boston Herald, Mitchell said he met Hendrix "in this sleazy little club."

"We did some Chuck Berry and took it from there," Mitchell told the newspaper. "I suppose it worked."

What The Hell Was They Thinking? Edition #1

So many failed attempts I know at editions. What can I say, I try to go hard, but things just come up. So in this premiere, I'll be giving you two posts, in forgiveness ... yeah, that's all I ask for.

Today I was surfing DatPiff, I love that place, it has the news and the needs for addicted mixtape listeners ...

So while looking through what they had today, I found an interesting topic. Quite hilarious, but then at the same time, "ghey". I'll let you see for yourself.

10 seconds into the clip, a boxer kisses his opponent on the neck then got knocked the hell out. You'll see it closer up at the "1:32" mark.

Now I know boxing has been owned most of the time by the MMA market, but with crap like this ... it's disturbing. First it was having to worry about your ear being bitten off, now you have to worry about your opponent sneaking in a kiss on your neck. 0.0

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

First Black Prez, I can do Whatever I like

Came across this video on YouTube spoofing a T.I. song. Thought I'd pass it on to you guys.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

808 and Heartbreak A Double Disc??

Now I know MX, usually is on Kanye news ... but I'm pretty sure he's all up in GoW2, killing and doing his damn thing ... which I wish I could be doing, but when you're broke ....

You're broke.

So I searched around, searching and searching ... and came up on some news to blog about and DatPiff surely hit a nice spot. So here's the low-down ... or should I say 'lockdown'


As if being a trend setter wasn't enough, Chicago MC Kanye West has now coined his own genre of music. In a recent interview during a press day for 808's & Heartbreak, Kanye says that his latest sound is no longer Hip Hop--it's "Pop Art."

"Pop is such a clear lane and stuff for people to kinda do like bullshit music and it'll still work. So what happens if you take a person that is like super credible in the Hip Hop world--it's like I conquered this world now I'm coming into the lane where it's like just bullshit being made and be like "Nah, ok such and such--you gotta compete with THIS, and THIS has like seventy-two bars of real life lyrics from MY life that I wrote" said Kanye. 

"Now compete with that, and I'm gonna perform it and people'll believe what I'm saying because they know my story. So I created a new genre of music and Itunes can chose to use it or not but this is called "Pop Art"--and that's what I want it to say in Itunes.."Pop Art"  he continued.

You can check out the entire interview below.

Here's the vid ...