Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (Week Of 21/1-12/7)

1. Nelson Mandela-We lose a beacon, a lightning rod in South Africa, and a warrior against the apartheid. Although the world mourns him publicly and with fond memories, I am reminded of something that the great man said:

“ Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”

On that note, I move on. Mandela has said it all.

VERDICT: GOOD (for the rest), BAD (for the family he leaves),  UGLY (with these memes lumping his death in with an actor [Paul Walker] and a cartoon character [Brian Griffin])

2. Grammy announcements-The nominees for the Grammy awards have been released. This year looks to be a good one. This mostly hinges on the best people in their given categories winning. The last thing we need is for music industry politics to make the loud outcries overshadow the night.

VERDICT: *insert your verdict here*

3. Kendrick Lamar-The man who woke up hip-hop with his murderous verse on the now infamous “Control” has been nominated for a few Grammys, Album Of The Year and Best New Artist among them. Having seen who he’s cometing with in each field, it’s admittedly strong competition. Despite that I hope he can walk away with Album Of The Year at the very least . Or would that be the very most?


4. Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes-What happens when two legends in the hip-hop game collaborate? I’m not sure but in a short amount of time, Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes will show us with their collaborative effort The Dragon And The Abstract. This one’s going to be a classic. At least, I hope so.

VERDICT: UGLY (because it’s about to GO DOWN!)

5. Christmas is coming-Do I even need to say anything here?! It’s fucking Christmas!!!

VERDICT: GREAT (despite the fact that great isn’t in the title)

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