“When those who have nothing buy anything, they’re not just buying pragmatically. They’re choosing something that means something. They’re pledging allegiance to a brand. They’re voting through commerce. “
“The Knicks do not just lose, they explore the concept of losing. They are four games out of a playoff spot in the worst Eastern Conference in history. They have no draft pick in the best draft in a decade. Their coach either purposefully designed the worst possible defensive scheme for his team’s personnel, or his team just doesn’t listen to him. Their best player is entering unrestricted agency, and the team’s best hope for re-signing him is that perhaps he cares more about money than winning. The starting point guard very well may go to jail.”
"Luda has also asked the judge to force Tamika to pay HIM child support. Tamika was asking for $15K a month in child support and Ludacris pleaded poverty, saying Paul Walker’s death derailed "Fast & Furious 7" and his cash flow dried up."
this nigga used paul walker’s death as a bunshin feint to retreat then countered with a quick ambush. inspirational.
If only he accomplished this with dreadlocks intact. #luda
One of my biggest reasons for connecting with Kanye is the consistency in which he delivers a brilliant message the wrong way. 2013 was a year of controversial interviews for Kanye, many of which left him looking like a whining child throwing temper tantrums.
This interview with Steve McQueen does him many favors in channeling his opinions in the right context.
My favorite part from the interview:
MCQUEEN: Do you think you have another 10 years like this in you? Can you extend that interest and success that you’ve enjoyed in music into whatever other fields that you want to venture? Is that possible?
WEST: One-hundred percent. Easy as cake, easy as pie. Too many people are scared. But it is my job to go up every night and talk about this kind of shit. It is actually my job. I’m like a broadcaster for futurism, for dreamers, for people who believe in themselves. We’ve been taught since day one to stop believing in our own dreams. We’ve had the confidence beaten out of us since day one, and then sold back to us through branding and diamond rings and songs and melodies—through these lines that we have to walk inside of so as to not break the uniform or look silly or be laughed at. So I hope that there are people out there laughing. Laugh loud, please. Laugh until your lungs give out because I will have the last laugh.
Living in NYC has turned me into a big Knicks fan spectator. I’m in a great position because I don’t actually care about the team as anything more than entertainment, like a reality show. If they win, great! If they lose in ridiculously dysfunctional fashion, also great! Win-win situation for me. Big part of the Knicks’ entertainment factor is their delusional front office, as hilariously laid out by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
"Thinking big and whiffing big has been a Knicks problem for more than a decade now as Dolan and a procession of executives have chased huge and expensive names only to miss out on top targets or overpay both in money and in trades for players who aren’t ultimately difference-makers.
Thinking small, slow and being measured, like the Thunder team that smashed the Knicks thanks to fantastic performances from four young players they’ve drafted and nurtured over the past six years, is not what the Knicks do.
And it looks like they’re plotting to do it again.”