Photo by Blake.
Eve and Geoffrey Dicker
I love Eve! On a hot summer New York night, I met the rapper/actress and she was really nice. I wish I would have gotten a photo of her shoes, because they were wicked! It’s not my only regret of the night. Eve has worked with Prince before and I didn’t even think about asking her about that experience. They collaborated on one of the last “classic” Prince tracks, “Hot Wit U,” which spawned a bunch of officially unreleased (but bootlegged) remixes, all of which are excellent, as well as the song “The Greatest Romance Ever Sold.” Next time! But thanks again to Eve for being super cool and for signing my cds!
Photo by Vanilla Ice!
Vanilla Ice and Geoffrey Dicker
EPIC! I’m not gonna lie. Not only did I love Vanilla Ice back in the day, I also saw him in concert at Disneyland (and Take That with Robbie Williams was the opening act!). On a wet and rainy New York night I went out in search of adventure (and found it!) and ran into fucking Vanilla Ice! He’s much taller than me, which doesn’t take much. When I asked him for a photo, not only did he say yes, but he grabbed my camera and took the pic! He did a pretty good job, if the ‘king of selfies’ may say so! Vanilla Ice is still rockin’ the mic like a vandal, with a new album in the pipeline and he’s also doing some reality TV. Glad to see Vanilla Ice is still around and living large! Thanks again for a fabulous encounter!
Photo by G.
Method Man and Geoffrey Dicker
Happy birthday to rapper turned actor Method Man. Here are a few fun facts about Method Man: His real name is Clifford Smith; he’s the only MC to appear on Notorious BIG’s album “Ready To Die”; he’s appeared in over 20 films and TV shows and finally, he shares his April 1 birthday with Susan Boyle, Lon Chaney and Debbie Reynolds.
Happy birthday to all!
Really blurry photo by G.
Ice T and Geoffrey Dicker
Look at this pair of OGs! Ice-T, the Original Gangster and me, Original Geoffrey! I cannot believe that the last time I met Ice-T was 23 years ago! Happy to report the rapper turned actor is still super cool. He gladly signed my “OG” CD, which features one of my favorite Ice-T tracks, “Bitches 2.” The chorus of the song goes “Some of y’all niggaz is bitches too.” I paid for the album, so don’t expect any white man’s guilt here for typing those lyrics out because you won’t find any! The “OG” album is so awesome and after seeing Ice-T in person, it gave me a great reminder to bust that album out and play it loud! Thanks again Ice-T and I hope it’s not another 23 years until we see each other again!
Photo by G.
Kitty Pryde and Geoffrey Dicker
CMJ 2012 was such a great experience for me. I was fortunate enough to host a CMJ-themed episode for MTV’s Weird Vibes. This meant that I got to skip lines, check out a ton of live music, hang out with the rich and fabulous and interview bands. If there was ever a gig I was born to do, this is it! You’ll be hearing more and seeing the episode very soon and of course, I will let you know all the details. But for now, I want to hip you to some singers and bands you might not be familiar with.
This post is about Kitty Pryde! Kitty Pryde is a rapper who first took the internet by storm and now the music industry is taking note! Kitty’s rap’s are hilarious. Here’s a sample lyric if you don’t believe me ( “I spilled a little of your blood, I kind of want to lick it up. But I guess that wouldn’t be vegan, so let’s just drive around and listen to some Sara and Tegan. You don’t even know me this is only a dream, and I’m just thinking of your eyes, nothing to do with your semen.”) When I met Kitty Pryde we were both pretty exhausted from our respective busy CMJ schedules. She was very cool and answered my long list of questions and even posed with me where she showed off her inside the lip tattoo that says “Prince$$.” Pretty awesome, according2g! Good luck to you Kitty!