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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!
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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!
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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!
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Nas and Geoffrey Dicker
Rapper Nas’ latest album “Life is Good” came out on July 17, 2012 and he celebrated the release by stopping by The Colbert Report in NYC. Surrounded by a horde of fans, Nas did his best to accommodate his fans by signing autographs as he left the building. Shockingly, in the mob scene, I was the only person that had his new album (which features a duet with Amy Winehouse!) As he signed autographs, people were literally just pushing shit in his face. I tried asking for a picture several times, but it was just too mobbed. One of his friends saw that I was not aggressively trying to get the photo and right before Nas left the property, his friend said to Nas “is it ok if this guy (me) approaches the car for a photo?” Nas agreed and the results are above. I love when stuff like that happens! It doesn’t always pay to be an aggressive asshole in these kind of situations and this is proof. That’s your lesson of the day, according2g. And thanks Nas for being so cool!
Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
I’m so saddened to hear about the death of rapper Heavy D (at the young age of 44) today. I loved his rapping on Janet Jackson’s “Alright,” Michael Jackson’s “Jam,” as well as the theme song for the TV show “In Living Color.” I was lucky enough to meet him several times and he was extremely cool. I remember one time in the 90s, my brother and I were walking down the streets of Los Angeles and we saw Heavy D driving down the street. The light was changing and we waved at him. He rolled down his window and signed autographs for us! So cool! They don’t make ‘em like that anymore! RIP Heavy D!