Wednesday, December 23, 2009

HP makes racist PCs?

You have to watch this to believe it. I didnt believe it until I saw it.

Then HP's statement about why this happened.

Hewlett-Packard’s Statement:

It’s no secret that I feel privileged to work with one of the largest and most innovative teams in the technology industry. On any given day, I might collaborate with HP employees in regions ranging from Japan to India and Latin America to Europe.

Everything we do is focused on ensuring that we provide a high-quality experience for all our customers, who are ethnically diverse and live and work around the world. That’s why when issues surface, we take them seriously and work hard to understand the root causes.

Some of you may have seen or heard of a YouTube video in which the facial-tracking software didn’t work for a customer. We thank Desi, and the people who have seen and commented on his video, for bringing this subject to our attention.

We are working with our partners to learn more. The technology we use is built on standard algorithms that measure the difference in intensity of contrast between the eyes and the upper cheek and nose. We believe that the camera might have difficulty “seeing” contrast in conditions where there is insufficient foreground lighting. While we work on this, take a look here for more information on the impact of lighting on facial tracking software, and how to optimize your webcam experience:

We will continue to listen to you and work to deliver great experiences. We invite you to connect with us on the discussion boards and forums here on The Next Bench or on Twitter at @HP_PC.

Wow, blame it on the lighting huh. It looked pretty well lit from where I was viewing from. I thought we were past this phase America, I really did. Maybe I have to pass the paper bag test for it to work. Somebody get Drake or Alicia Keys and see if it works for them.

(((Originally spotted @ Bossip)))

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Kwanamas

Happy Holidays everyone...

While you're at home spiking the egg nog, eating rum balls or enjoying those Xmas tree cookies, turn on some quality hip-hop on Music Choice's Rap Channel:

12:00 noon


If you're in the DC area this Saturday December 26th, you can get down with the getdown @ Bourbon DC (Adams Morgan). I will be blessing the party people with a funky mix of everything from Drake to Daft Punk. Good times will be had and you can wear your new gear!!! 2321 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Setting it off @ 10pm, no cover. 21+ No Athletic wear (sneaks are ok)

oH and of course a little treat...
Drake - Say Something REMIX
Featuring Boima, Wale & Lupe Fiasco
Download HERE

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Something is WRONG

Hey kids!!!

The kid is standing next to lung cancer, can ya dig it?

Here's your Dub Sack Showtimes!!!




Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rihanna: Fire Bomb


from AllHipHop:

I will be the first to say that I'm not co-signing this mess ever! I'll even go so far to say, I'd take Rihanna and her alleged dirty secret over a "Clean" Tila. SMH!


Wow, I'm sorry girlfriend, but you were cool until u decided to open up your mouth about me so I have no choice. Everyone in the entertainment industry knows, you just do not f**k with Tila Tequila and think you can get away with it! Even Perez Hilton knows that(that's another inside story I have about him & myself, but I will post about that in another blog).

So everyone, yes.....I heard from legit sources, that is the HUGE SECRET our prestine, perfect little Princess RiRi, the "IDOL" has been hiding from the media. A very close source of mine, who works in the same legal camp as Rihanna, has told me that the reason why Rihanna wasn't speaking out about the CHRIS BROWN incident is because there was a catch 22 in it. Rihanna has herpes, and....well......I don't wanna put anyone else on blast, but Rihanna has herpes and gave someone else herpes that she had slept with.


So while you cascade around town, acting like yo s**tdon't stink, and leading the media and your fans into thinking that you are a strong woman, and idol,'s a shame you had to trick them into thinking you are, because truth is, you're ruining other people's lives, infecting people with your STD's, and walking around getting praised and loving the sympathy, when really, in real life you are just a major b***h who could give 2 shits about your fans and all the people who have been supporting you! Including myself! You dont even acknowledge your fans, you know, the people who got you famous??? Yes....those people. THE FANS! The ones that I, myself, acknowledge 247 all the time because if it weren't for my fans, I would not be here today! I love my fans, I don't lie to my fans to make them like me more, and everyone knows it. I have my flaws, but I put it out there, and I let my fans decide on whether they agree with the things I do or not. Im real, and I don't care what anyone has to say about me. All I do is mind my own business, and play with my fans.

But since you're still cascading around town like you're a prefect little princess, angel.....honey I hate to burst your bubbles.....but yes....yo s**treally do stink, and even worse.....yo s**thas STD's, known as HERPES, down in your private area.

So.....that's about it. Sorry I had to tell the world your DIRTY SECRET, but you left me no choice girlfriend. I knew about your secret for A VERY LONG TIME, but I never told anyone because that was not my business......but since you wanna play dirty with best believe I will give it to you good girlfriend! POW!

Rihanna has STD's and Herpes everyone! & that is the truth from my legit source that has told me. YIKES! So boys, be careful when u wanna tap that ass, cuz that ass will give your d**k Herpes if you dont put 3 condoms over it! EWWW!



Ms. Tila-You-Don't-F**k-With-Me-Tequila

PS-yes, I understand you have a MASSIVELY powerful team behind you such as JAY-Z and all those guys so you feel safe & keep cascading around town knowing that everything wrong you do, will be covered up. I give u props for having such a great PR FIRM. U see? This sucks that I had to call you out cuz now Jay-Z, Kanye, Beyonce or whoever else is on your team is gonna hate me, and that sucks cuz I LOVEEEEE Jay-Z and Beyonce! They are my heros! But I am willing to sacrifice them hating me now because of what you did. I need to be honest and stay true to who I am, and stay real with my fans. I wish you the best in your next album release. I know I will be buying it.

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Show Times > Itchy Balls

Whats up Kids???

Hopefully all is well in your neck of the woods.
Back with more treats...showtimes and a Dub Sack To-Go!!!





And now your Dub Sack To-Go:

Dub Sack Radio Vol 33 (Dirty Game Mix)

Lil wayne - throw it in the bag remix - YoungMoney
Fabolous - throw it in the bag remix - Defjam
Papoose - I just want the paper - streetsweepers
Cormega / prodigy / styles p - dirty game - traffic
Kanye west - appalled - g.o.o.d.
Dirty money / rick ross / raekwon / lupe fiasco / notorious big -
angels remix - badboy
Wale - beast - allido
Blacroc / pharoahe monch / rza - dollaz & sense - creativecontrol
50 cent - do you think about me - g-unit
Royce da 5'9 / phonte - something 2 ride 2 - one mic
Fashawn - samsonite man - One
Consequence / kanye west / big sean / kid cudi / common - whatever you
want remix - good
Freeway - love is a battlefield - cash money
Snoop dogg - I wanna rock - geffen
Slum village - dope man - barak
De la soul - la la la - EA
Skyzoo - pennmanship - DuckDown
Raekwon / jadakiss - broken safety - icewater
T.h.e. W.e.a.k. - stick up - snatch godwin
Chip the ripper / currensy / big sean - fat raps - S.L.A.B.


And of course, to wrap it up properly, peep the winning shot and the losing scratch.
Wrap it up kids! You don't want that type R! Could that be the reasoning behind all this? I know I would definitely flip out if a girl I'm messing with tells me LATER that she has the Herp. Anyway, go get Chris's Graffiti. (((And stop taking down my mixtape links, you haters!)))

Friday, December 4, 2009

2010 XXL Freshman Class (SCOOPED) XXL has been scooped by its own people.
This year they seem to have their heads on a little bit better from previous years.

Big Sean - G.O.O.D. Music member who is rumored to be the ghost writer of Mr. West

Fashawn - West Coast repper, cool cool dude. Very good MC, affiliated with StepBros (Evidence/Alchemist)

J. Cole - RocNation's new MC, Eminem'd Wale on his album. Still proving himself besides being on tour with Jigga.

Nicki Minaj - Is building her buzz like Mattel builds Barbie Dream Houses, quickly.

Nipsey Hussle - I can admit, I was sleeping on dude. No longer. BET's Cipher woke me back up.

H-Twenty - WHO? He sounds like a descendant of H1N1.

Wiz khalifa - Pittsburgh's newest hipster. Definitely didn't look like Tyga when he started but he sure does now. Who did he gravitate to? Former Lil Wayne Associate, Curren$y. Coincidence? I think not.

XV - Not too familiar but what I have heard, barwise, he's gonna be alright.

Jay Rock - West Coast stomper with a work ethic that may surpass his west coast peers.

Skyzoo - Homey shoulda been on this list 2 years ago then his mixtapes with 9th wonder and Drama would've gotten him good midterm grades. His album on Duck Down is out now and is fire.

And do all of these rappers not have dot coms by now? I Cant remember the last time I checked my myspace mail. Oops!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

DJ Dub & Chris Brown Present - Everybody Hates Chris: Hits, Rarities & Remixes (Re-Up)

Chris brown,dj dub,mixtape,graffiti
Chris Brown,dj dub,mixtape,graffiti

(Ed. Note - Somebody keeps taking down the link, Rihanna's camp maybe? Might be Chris Rock, who knows.)

Transform Ya (Ted Smooth remix) w/Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz
Transform Ya (Rob Dinero remix) w/Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz
Poppin (dub mix)
Bad Girl w/Rihanna
Wall To Wall Remix w/Joe Budden
Gimme Whatcha Got w/Lil Wayne
Yo Excuse Me Miss (dub mix)
A Milli
Kiss Kiss w/T-Pain
Down w/Kanye West
Choose Me W/Pleasure P & Yung Joc
Gimme That w/Lil Wayne
She Do It On me Like
Drop It Low (remix) w/Lil Wayne & Ester Dean
Ransom (remix) w/Drake
Maniac w/Timbaland, D.O.E. & Keri Hilson
Cant Let You Go w/Bow Wow & Pleasure P
Picture Perfect (remix) w/Hurricane Chris
Forever (remix)
Changed Man
Fallen Angel
Run It (Remix) w/Juelz Santana
This Christmas
T.H.E. W.E.A.K. - My Lady

Download Everybody Hates Chris

WTF Yo! Raps Award Picks

As I was getting my morning ready, I was buzzed on the BB with the message Yo! Raps Award Nominations are in!

So as a fan of the culture, I wanted to see who people were hot about.

Please take a look at this mess:
Global online magazine Yo! Raps proudly presents the nominees for the Yo! Awards 2009 giving Hip-Hop fans worldwide the opportunity to vote for their favorite artist/group in 20 prestigious categories ranging from Best New Artist, Album Of The Year, and Best Producer to the controversial Beef Of The Year.

Voting for the Yo! Awards 2009 starts on November 23 and ends on December 14.

[HIP-HOP] Album Of The Year

- Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap (((Fought the bad exposure & Pimpin Curly with the dopest beats of the year possibly)))

- Eminem - Relapse (((Scarier than usually, verbally and aesthetically, this cat came back like he just started)))

- Jay-Z - Blueprint 3 (((Despite my personal distaste, this joint has some really strong records)))

- Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Links 2 (((Actually lived up to the hype)))

- Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon: The End Of Day (((really??? this was like an r&b album, a really depressing r&b album)))

- Fabolous - Loso's Way (((Sleeper of the year...pachangas!!!)))

[HIP-HOP] Artist Of The Year

- Jay-Z (((NO)))

- Eminem (((NO)))

- Rick Ross (((NO)))

- 50 Cent (((NO, funny as hell but NO)))

- Lil Wayne (((last year YES, this year NO)))

- Drake (((YES and you know why)))

[HIP-HOP] Group Of The Year

- Triple C's (((NO, Cmon, seriously??? Sing ONE SONG!!!!)))

- Playaz Circle (((NO, Um, see Triple Cs...and Duffle Bag was NOT THIS YEAR)))

- Slaughterhouse (((Lyricism's posterchildren, YES)))

- Black Eyed Peas (((NO, the WACKEST of the decade IMO)))

- Three 6 Mafia (((NO, I like the new single but...)))

- New Boyz (((NO, One dance dont start no show)))

[HIP-HOP] Song Of The Year

- Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (((Strong contender)))

- Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (((If wasnt so depressing, I'd say yes)))

- T.I. ft. Rihanna - Live Your Life (((NO, do you any of the verses???)))

- Drake - Best I Ever Had (((YES, you know all the words, sorta)))

- Dorrough - Ice Cream Paint Job (((NO, a mega-remix doesnt equal hotness, your label just paid through the nose to extend the buzz)))

- Flo Rida - Right Round (((NO, GTFOH)))

[R&B] Album Of The Year

- Trey Songz - Ready (((strong contender)))

- Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce (((Enough of her already but they'll give her one just so her fanbase will come to the website)))

- Maxwell - Blacksummer's Night (((YES after a hiatus this man is doing it like he never left)))

- Keri Hilson - In A Perfect World (((NO, BRICK!)))

- The-Dream - Love vs. Money (((strong contender)))

- Rihanna - Rated R (((late entry, IDJ may encourage this with some Adverts)))

[R&B] Artist Of The Year

- Keri Hilson (((NO, cute face voice is a little lightweight though, keep writing songs, publicist is working her butt off)))

- Trey Songz (((strong contender: His mixtape work paid off with actual sales finally)))

- Beyonce (((NO, unless they want the look...Beyonce overload)))

- The-Dream (((strong contender, Right Side & Fancy had him in everybody's iPod)))

- Maxwell (((YES, Out of nowhere, hes selling out shows)))

- Rihanna (((NO, from battering victim to skank du jour)))

[R&B] Group Of The Year (((Possibly the saddest category)))

- Day26 (((YES, by process of elimination)))

- Jagged Edge (((NO)))

- Pretty Ricky (((NO, on second thought, in this category theyre a strong contender)))

- All 4 One (((No, These dudes havent had a record out in like 5 years!!! You thought Jodeci was rough on the eyes, wait til you see this burly bunch.)))

- Danity Kane (((NO, This is showing you how bad this category is nowadays...this group already doesn't exist anymore)))

[R&B] Song Of The Year

- Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (((Strong contender, this makes all the single ladies start dancing with each other instead of dudes...counter productive)))

- Jeremih - Birthday Sex (((YES, for all the single ladies who werent even THINKING about marriage, here we go!!!)))

- Keri Hilson ft. Ne-Yo & Kanye West - Knocks You Down (((NO, not even for Xover stations)))

- Maxwell - Pretty Wings (((NO, great song just not song of the maybe, Ms. Washington I was blushing)))

- Mariah Carey - Obsessed (((NO, not as big as yesteryear baby)))

- Chris Brown ft. Swizz Beatz & Lil Wayne - I Can Transform Ya (((NO, late entry)))

Best New Artist

- Drake (((YES, Even though he's been around for a bit, this was his breakout year)))

- Keri Hilson (((NO, cute but nothing outstanding yet)))

- Kid Cudi (((dude, you hang with Kanye and you have a deal now, stop with all the depressed talk, see a therapist)))

- Wale (((strong contender, has made his mark at every awards show possible this year and is co-signed by jay-z)))

- Asher Roth (((Rode the white rapper horse a little too long and didn't connect with anyone who didn't go to college)))

- Dorrough (((NO, homey came in with some good songs but don't see him lasting too long)))

- Maino (((He isn't new either, all of the above tried to capture the "live your life" energy but failed.)))

Artist To Watch In 2010

- Nicki Minaj (((YES, she raps like a champ and wears booty pads!)))

- OJ Da Juiceman (((NO, NO, NO, NO, Okay!)))

- Gucci Mane (((NO, Seriously? He's dropping a major label release and has been the go-to guy for more than the 2nd half of this year, we're already watching. FAIL.)))

- B.o.B. (((NO, He was on the XXL C/O 09 and still hasn't presented us with any viable singles...and his mixtapes seem to be going under the radar.)))

- Nipsey Hussle (((strong contender, his mixtape series has been buzzing and his performance on the BET HHA opened up alot of eyes and ears to this dude. He might be the new Snoop and you see how long he lasted.)))

- J. Cole (((NO, I don't know what the big deal is about this dude. The only tight verse I heard was on the wale album. He's still eating at Denny's with the Young Gunz per diem.)))

Beef Of The Year

- Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift (((NO, it wasnt a beef)))

- 50 Cent vs. Rick Ross (((YES, 50 made characters, cartoons, songs...had me in stitches.)))

- Eminem vs. Mariah Carey/Nick Cannon (((NO, Em did put the slap down with his song)))

- Nas vs. Kelis (((NO, this is just a divorce. Not a beef. Please see: Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death "whats beef")))

- Chris Brown vs. Rihanna (((strong contender to raise domestic violence awareness but went away as soon as we started seeing her inner skank resurface when her sales were slipping)))

- Beanie Sigel vs. Jay-Z (((strong contender if Jay-Z responds without being covert because Beans has been handing it to him for like a month straight. I know Jay has to be feeling some kind of way.)))

Best Hip-Hop Video

- Eminem - We Made You (((NO, recycled)))

- Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West - Run This Town (((NO, Jay you aint Che)))

- Jay-Z - D.O.A. (((NO, Autotune sales up 50%? Thanks Jay.)))

- Asher Roth - I Love College (((NO, FAIL)))

- T.I. ft. Rihanna - Live Your Life (((Strong contender, jailhouse sympathy)))

- Chris Brown ft. Swizz Beatz & Lil Wayne - I Can Transform Ya (((strong contender, late entry but the effects are impeccable...hold on, this is an r&b record!!!)))

Best Producer

- Timbaland (((YES, Consistent strong track record)))

- Ron Browz (((NO, His autotune works wonders, long way from Ether though)))

- Cool & Dre (((NO, what did they turn up this year, besides a whole album for Queen Latifah???)))

- Swizz Beatz (((strong contender: from jigga to chris to whitney)))

- Polow Da Don (((strong contender, So humble with his but melodious with his work)))

- Just Blaze (((NO, he was very quiet this year. Blame Saigon?)))

Collabo Of The Year

- Rick Ross ft. John Legend - Magnificent (((NO, good for a short time though)))

- T.I. ft. Rihanna - Live Your Life (((YES, battery & jailhouse consideration)))

- Keri Hilson ft. Kanye West & Ne-Yo - Knocks You Down (((strong contender, Xover darlings kanye & Ne-Yo make this a tough one to beat)))

- Trey Songz ft. Drake - Succesful (((strong contender)))

- Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (((YES, people will be singing this in 50 years if were still alive)))

- Fabolous ft. The-Dream - Throw It In The Bag (((NO, as much as I love blind spending, my Visa bill says NO)))

DJ Of The Year

- DJ AM (((PROBABLY GOING TO WIN...God bless the dead but seriously, this is who people are biggin up a dead crackhead celebrity dj? YEah I said it.)))

- DJ Khaled (((As the pres of Def jam South, does he even dj anymore???)))

- DJ Drama (((mixtapes, WTK and more make Drama a strong contender)))

- DJ Scream (((heavy in the streets alignment with Shawty Lo, Gucci, Waka and now the alliance with Whoo Kid will have this cat in your iPod faster than you can say, "bootleg movies")))

- DJ Green Lantern (((strong contender, Thatshiphop and freestyles from his show on Sirius have been super popular this year after the XM/Sirius merger went down...)))

- DJ Kay Slay (((getting ready for the new album, i dont want to get Pudgee P'd)))

(((FYI, NONE of these DJs could even THINK about getting with Grandmaster Roc Raida...Rest In Peace)))

Hip Hop Icon Of The Year

- Jay-Z (((YES, Increased his stock like 100,000 trillion with the Nets, Beyonce, etc)))

- Lil Wayne (((strong contender, has made everyone grow locks, change clothes, get tatted up...)))

- Diddy (((NO. Selling the idea of a renaissance hood hero to middle america...should be trying to buy into MTV)))

- KRS-One (((NO. What? Icon perhaps but not for this year.)))

- Reverend Run (((NO. Love the show Run but, where's Darryl Mac? You have everybody and they're mama on there. No DMC? Fail.)))

- DJ AM (((See above)))

Hottest Remixed Track In 2009

- Drake - Best I Ever Had Remix (((strong contender, didnt even need or warrant a remix, matter of fact what was the remix???)))

- Jeremih - Birthday Sex Remix (((strong contender, Everybody jumped on this)))

- Mariah Carey - Obsessed Remix (((NO. So-so (def, he he) remix)))

- Maino - All The Above Remix (((NO. Song stunk to begin with, dont dress up poop with Gucci shades)))

- Soulja Boy - Turn My Swag On (((YES, Swag was clearly the word of 2k9 and Soulja was the holder of the boulder...this joint had everybody hoppin out the bedddddd)))

- Ron Browz - Pop Champagne (((NO. One remix isnt gonna get it for you)))

Record Label Of The Year

- Cash Money/Young Money (((Addition of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Freeway make this young money team a get money team)))

- Def Jam (((Fabolous, Ghostface, Jadakiss and then duds like F.L.Y., Unladylike, Willie Northpole, Lil Ru, and Elektrik Red make this a contender)))

- Interscope (((BEP, 50 and Eminem will NOT make you LOFY)))

- Asylum (((Bun B, Cam'ron, Gucci Mane, Pimp C, OJ...Asylum is going for the fences)))

- Koch/E1 (((Once called the rapper graveyard, they still managed to serve up some quality releases from Slaughterhouse, Havoc, Saigon and more...)))

- Roc Nation (((They have 3, 2 dropped an year maybe)))

Best Live Performer

- Busta Rhymes (((Who still goes to see Busta???)))

- Jay-Z (((Do I really want to pay to see him stand there and rap???)))

- Lil Wayne (((Energy man, energy...he's all over the stage, playing guitar, humping girls...)))

- T.I. (((He's singin in the shower to a whole new audience)))

- Kanye West (((Emotional and enthusiastic come through as his strongest traits at any performance)))

- Wale (((Shows a lot of potential with performing, on the come up)))

Lyricist Of The Year

- Drake (((His flow got everyone's attention)))

- Eminem (((Lukewarm album and a superb performance @ Hip Hop Honors & BET Hip Hop awards thrust him right back on the radar)))

- Jay-Z (((All Black everything...some strong impressions this year, keeping it corporate)))

- Lil Wayne (((Still setting the world ablaze with cameos, remixes, mixtapes and more)))

- Kanye West (((Not so much a lyricist this year as he was a singer...but joints like Appalled and Run This Town serve to remind you, he aint just a producer.)))

- Joe Budden (((Joey got more attention from his web videos than his mixtapes. Add Tahiry drama and Joey would've won best rapper on a reality show)))

- Jadakiss (((Staying on the mixtapes & remixes, Jada is one of the go-to guys in NYC and will be until he cant do it anymore)))

Beatdown for the Holidays

Sorry if this is coming a little late my friends, I have been ailing from some lightweight sickness. Thanks to common sense and medicine, I am feeling MUCH better.

Up first, Music Choice showtimes!!!

12:00 noon


Up next is probably the dumbest thing security could do, at least on camera (besides say their names, address, phone number and twitter handle). I've seen something like this happen in front of my eyes with a certain boxer's entourage. FAIL.

And if you're wondering whats good, Everybody Hates Chris has been alongside me in my bed-ridden state. Trust me its in good shape, unlike Rihanna's public image.
I thought she was about to get a Lifetime movie now she wants to be on Spike talking about how she treats her assets. FAIL.