An Encounter with Nas

Posted by The G on July 18, 2012 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Nas and Geoffrey Dicker

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!

RIP Heavy D

Posted by The G on November 9, 2011 under Celebrities | Comments are off for this article

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Heavy D

Heavy D

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!

Happy Birthday, Wyclef Jean

Posted by The G on October 17, 2011 under Celebrities | Read the First Comment

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Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean

Not the biggest fan of his music, but was happy that when I met Wyclef, he was a super cool guy.  He was going to run for President of Haiti, but I think he was disqualified somehow.  It’s probably better for his safety that he remains an activist instead of a political leader.  We want him to keep celebrating birthdays!

Also  born today – my brother!  Happy birthday, Bro!  Love ya!

Happy Birthday, Will Smith

Posted by The G on September 25, 2011 under Celebrities | Comments are off for this article

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Will Smith

Will Smith

When Will Smith was known as rapper The Fresh Prince, I loved his music.  He made quirky rap songs that told hilarious stories of his blunders trying to make out with women to getting his ass kicked by Mike Tyson.  The natural progression was to take the leap into acting and his show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” became a Monday night staple for me. Then Will Smith started acting in movies and aside from “Six Degrees of Separation,” I cannot think of another Will Smith movie I like at all.  Such a shame.  However, I can’t imagine he cares what I think as his action films have been some of the most successful movies of all time.

Also born today: actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband, actor Michael Douglas, actress Heather Locklear, actor Mark Hamill, interviewer extraordinaire Barbara Walters, baseball great Phil Rizzuto, and writer William Faulkner.

Happy Birthday, Ice Cube

Posted by The G on June 15, 2011 under Celebrities | Comments are off for this article

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Ice Cube

Ice Cube

Ice MFing Cube was born today.  Unfortunately, it’s not Friday, you do have a job and you have shit to do… but light em up if ya got em, I always say!

Also born today: actor Neil Patrick Harris, actresses Helen Hunt and Courteney Cox and singer Walyon Jennings.

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