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9 Things You Might Have Done While Waiting Up Until Midnight for Kendrick Lamar’s Album That Ain’t Dropping ‘Til Next Week

A lot of us waited up until midnight for that new Kendrick Lamar album to drop. A lot of us waited for nothing as it turns out that Kendrick’s new album, according to the pre-order information – I doubt it will be called ALBUM – will be released on April 14th. Yay.

Okay, confession. I didn’t wait up until midnight. My power went out at like 945pm so I said fuck it and went to sleep. My power came back ON at 1140pm and it took me until midnight to wake up, at which point I did check my phone to see if it dropped – it didn’t – and so I went back to sleep assuming that my Facebook feed would be full of out of context Kendrick quotes or videos of people on the West Coast doing Kendrick dances. I don’t know what a Kendrick dance is, but I’m sure I’d know it if I saw it. I’m sure it involves braids and stretchmarks.

Thing is, after Scandal (are people still watching Scandal?) goes off and before midnight, there’s not a lot of great television on. The west coast NBA game was the Timberwolves versus the Trailblazers. I’m not sure anybody used that as a shot of Red Bull.

So here are some things you might have been doing while you were waiting up to get that album that you have to wait another week for.

1. Your taxes

The tax man cometh, fam. You have another full week and some change to get those taxes done. And no, getting pregnant right now does not count as a deduction for this year. You should have thought about that in like February or March of last year. TurboTax is really useful, but is also all types of an asshole because I filed my taxes a ways back and yet somehow, right now, I’m unable to download my 2016 tax return. Fuck you, TurboTax.

No, seriously. Fuck you, TurboTax.

2. Organizing your liquor cabinet

I’m not sure what your system is, but I like to put my fine brown liquors in the front and put the liquers and shit people I hate bring over in the back. Oh and why might I hate them? Because who the fuck brings over shit in plastic bottles or Cointreau or Curacao. Bruh. Fam. What is I’m ‘posed to do with that? I hate you.

3. Listening to Joey BadA$$’s All-Amerikkkan BadA$$ album

Good album. I really enjoy it. You might too. “Devastated” was one of those songs that you know when you hear it that it’s got “blow” potential, the rest of the album is pretty damn solid too.

4. Brushing up on your U.S. – Syrian relations

I don’t ever want to hear again that liberal arts degrees aren’t worth shit. What I found out this morning is that a significant portion of my Facebook timeline are experts on U.S. foreign policy and particularly US – Russia relations. I really had no idea so many people that don’t seem to know shit about shit were so well versed in our foreign policy. Color me impressed. The internet makes us all smart. At least smarter than Trump.

5. Taking sides on the French Montana tweet non-troversy on Twitter

Just kidding, there aren’t any sides to take here. French Montana is an absolute fucking idiot who must actually search for himself on Twitter looking to take out folks who aren’t as famous as he is when he’s bored waiting for new releases or wondering why nobody considers him the best or greatest at anything. Also, if you defended French Montana, then I feel sorry for your mother

6. Getting your The Get Down weekend starter kit ready

The Get Down actually dropped at midnight so now you can spend most of your weekend binge watching the 2nd half of the first season. The first half was dope and I don’t give a shit what anybody says. Yes, the very first episode was doing every bit of the most, but it calmed down into a legitimately good show and is worth every second I devoted to it. My life is better.

7. Watching Greenleaf on Netflix

OWN’s show, Greenleaf, is about the Greenleafs, a megachurch pastor’s family in Memphis, Ten-akey, grappling with the reality of the aftermath of some terrible decisions made by a member of the family. Have you seen this show? It’s like a good bad show. It’s a step above Tyler Perry in terms of its ridiculousness, but ZOMG does this show not miss a beat when it comes to every single stereotype you can think of about a church family.

Kids leaving the church, kids named Grace, Faith, Charity, and Jacob. Sexual abuse. Financial malfeasance. Church infighting. Gay choir directors. Married gay church administrator struggling with his sexuality, excess, Black Lives Matter, death, etc. I did NOT see the crackhead in the woods coming, but hey, I appreciate a good surprise every now and then.

Just saying, I’d be interested in your opinion on this show. Queen Sugar it is not, but I also can’t not watch it either.

8. Reading a James Baldwin novel or treatise on America

He’s having quite a resurgence as of late, and it couldn’t be more timely. Kudos to you for getting familiar with one of the most formidable writers of forever.

9. Falling down an internet rabbit hole

I had to stop doing this. My last one started on Pinterest where I ended up looking at an interesting watch that led me to that thing with the OMG you wouldn’t believe what I saw when I clicked on that link. I quit the internet that day. Well, until I fell of the wagon some three minutes later. Point is, some of you did this which makes the lack of an album that much more annoying. Nobody should see what you just saw.

Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly (and gorgeous) for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. He refuses to eat cocaine chicken. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future. You can hit him on his hitter at panamadjackson@gmail.com.

  • I couldn’t sleep because I was too keyed up from returning from a visit to my father. He’s a treasure to be around, and I hope to have his wisdom as long as possible. I’m also plotting out some major moves in my life, so I was thinking if I made the right decision. Oh, and I have a board exam in like a week and change, so I had to make some moves to get ready for that. Other than that, I’m good.

    • TheCollinB

      Knock it out my G. Dap for acting on a plan to better yourself and situation.

    • Val

      Good luck on the exam!

    • Simms~

      Good luck.

    • Mary Burrell

      Good luck Todd

  • Yeah… those days are looooong gone for me.

    If it ain’t feeding, paying or fugging me, I’m going to bed..lol

    • kingpinenut

      *daps*

      only reason to stay up is skinz

      • miss t-lee

        The only!

        • BrothasKeeper

          The onliest!

          • Andreadbrescia

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      • Simms~

        Cosign

      • Holy Room

        What is skinz?

        • *sits back*

          • Holy Room

            Like they talking sezzing?!? Or is it like a TV series

        • kingpinenut

          smgdh…

          i know you playin now

          • Holy Room

            I honestly was not hence the question. I didn’t know what you were really referencing too. I’m not inside your brain.

            • kingpinenut

              “I’m not inside your brain”

              I say this all the time….you is lying!

              • Holy Room

                GN!!!!

        • TheCollinB
          • BrothasKeeper

            Rockin’ knockin….

            • TheCollinB

              I liked that there choreography was part exaggerated love making and part tae kwon do.

        • miss t-lee

          Oh dear.

      • Pretty much.

      • Val

        And sometimes HGTV.

        • kingpinenut

          there is no tv set in my bedroom

          I’m talking “workout”

          • Val

            It’s nice to cuddle up and watch HGTV, Kp. You ought to try it. :-)

            • kingpinenut

              HGTV gives me the heebeeejeebeeesss

              • TheCollinB

                It’s the “shyt she gon’ end up making me do” channel

                • Epsilonicus

                  Amen

                • Brass Tacks

                  Y’all better take this line in as scripture.

                • Mr. Mooggyy

                  You better get ready for that accent wall my G!

              • Val

                Por que?

                • kingpinenut

                  Frank Lloyd Wright houses are my weak point.

          • BrothasKeeper

            Straight flexing.

          • TheCollinB

            None in mine either.

          • Kat

            I got one TV in my house, thought about buying one for the guest bedroom and decided I didn’t want a guest that comfortable.

            • NonyaB?

              *Extended cackling* So Cold.

          • Aye Bee

            No TV in my bedroom either.

        • TheCollinB

          Who are you Valencieaga?

          • Val

            Don’t knock it until you try it, Senor.

    • miss t-lee

      Hallelu.

    • NonyaB?

      I approve of this policy.

    • Val

      Obviously off-topic but every time I see this commercial I think about you, NWT. Maybe the woman in the spot and you have the same vibe? Or look a little alike?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWbWJ8xweUg

      • WHY HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS COMMERCIAL!!!??? I JUST GOT MY ENTIRE LIFE IN THIS ONE MINUTE SPOT!! Definitely, the same vibe.. I ain’t nowhere near that yella..lol

      • Mary Burrell

        I like that You Tube

      • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

        Creative commercial.

  • kingpinenut

    uh…..sleepin

  • KeciB

    I am a firm believer in getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep on week nights, unless my happy hour turns into an into the wee ours of the morning outing. I’m up between 4-5 am to workout, so i don’t see midnight.

    • panamajackson

      I honestly can’t remember the last time I got 7-8 hours of sleep. If I get six I feel accomplished. I can operate solidly off of 4.

      • KeciB

        I can function off as little as 4,even while hungover, which is usually the reason why Im only getting 4 hours of sleep. I had my son as a teen and my daughter years later, so now that my youngest is a teen and I know longer have little kids, I’m doing my best to make up all those lost hours of sleep.

  • TheCollinB

    I listened to Ray Lamontagne’s album “Ourboros” last night after falling down a music rabbit hole based on music from the show “Big Little Lies”. The little daughter from that show has impeccable taste.

    Afterwards I attempted to read part 7 of Marvel’s “Civil War II” while in bed and my wife cursed me out for having the light on while she was trying to sleep so that was fun.

    After getting cursed out I went to Walmart because I figured it’s always shyt in Walmart you need and plus I was about to spaz……marriage is wild af….but I got my baby girl some invitations for her bday and by the time I got home around 11:50pm I read some internet and saw the album wasn’t coming so I called it a night.

    • Val

      I liked that Saved by a Woman cut by him.

      • TheCollinB

        Ray got ???

    • miss t-lee

      He’s good.

  • Val

    “What I found out this morning is that a significant portion of my Facebook timeline are experts on U.S. foreign policy…”

    Lol It’s funny because it’s true. But they are experts on everything not just foreign policy.

    French Montana needs to give DL Hugely a call for advice on how to survive after effing up a career by calling Black women “nappy”.

  • I’m in bed at 10 so I rarely stay up for anything that I could potentially do the next day.

    1. Your taxes- I’ll them on company time next week. I hate doint them.

    4. Brushing up on your U.S. – Syrian relations- I’m just glad there were no Russian planes or people officially there. Arab Larry Bird should chill with the chemical weapons but I wish his neighbors would be the ones to make him do so.

    • Arab Larry Bird though? LOL

      • Am I wrong?

        • You’re right. I just never thought of that.

        • miss t-lee

          HAHAHAHA
          I just had to look.

  • cakes_and_pies

    I was making sure my wine and snack supply was up for when I marathon watch the rest of 13 Reasons Why, Chewing Gun season 2, and the second part of the Get Down.

    • Simms~

      Chewing Gum has me in stitches on the sheer ridiculousness. I watched at work the day it dropped (don’t judge me).

      • cakes_and_pies

        I can’t judge you. The whole series ain’t but 3 hours long.

    • Red October

      Definitely watching Chewing Gum season 2 this weekend. I have 13 Reasons Why on my list is that any good?

      • cakes_and_pies

        I just finished it. It was depressing, but worth the watch.

        • Red October

          Thanks for the info. Interesting…I will start my binge on it tomorrow.

  • ForeveryMountain
    • Val

      I want to call the show so I can talk to Angela.

      Why did Charlemagne keep touching Angela? Someone needs to de-hand him.

      Only in a racist America could someone as brilliant as Angela not have her own platform.

      Thanks, Tambra.

      • I dunno. After Melissa Harry Perry and her whole “your children don’t belong to you” crap, I have a bit of PTSD surrounding smart Black women on political TV.

        • NomadaNare

          ? When did this happen

            • Val

              She was making a point about it being a collective responsibility to educate kids. I don;t really see the problem other than she left a window open for folks to misunderstand on purpose what she was saying.

              • I admit to having a unique parenting experience, but when collective responsibility means wondering when NYPD is going to be sicced on you as a parent, the statement takes on a certain menace.

                • Val

                  I hear you, Man. But you are projecting things onto her words that aren’t there.

            • Epsilonicus

              You reaching bruh

        • Quirlygirly

          So you take one smart Black woman and extrapolate her across all women Todd? Come on my dude..I can’t not today..SMMFH

          • I have a bit of trauma, and it’s real. She could be a lovely woman, for all I know.

            • Quirlygirly

              Right so give her a chance and don’t judge her by what you think about someone else..

            • Blueberry01

              I agree about the trauma. Sometimes I wonder what you’ve been through as it relates to black women…

              :HUGS:

          • kingpinenut

            +1 just for SMMFH

  • cyanic

    Since one of the confirmed producers on the album muted me as a Twitter follower–I’ll anticipate listening to his track with clenched teeth.

    • TheCollinB

      Cyanic what you do?
      Edit: was it Taz?

      • cyanic

        Laughs. Nothing sir, I promise.

        • TheCollinB

          But was it Taz tho?

          • cyanic
            • TheCollinB

              Comfortable in saying I have no clue who this kid on the crapper is.

              • Ditto

              • cyanic

                Steve Lacy, guitarist from the band The Internet.

                • cakes_and_pies

                  But he looks clean. Their last album cover looked like they all smell like outside.

                  • cyanic

                    Laughs. I only learned of him last year. And got stuck on his one great song Some.

                  • miss t-lee

                    They all still look like that.

                • TheCollinB

                  That’s my guy! I know him from his music but I’ve never seen the kid before. Dark Red is my shyt.

            • Michelle is my First Lady

              Is he really on the toilet though?

              • cyanic

                He does toilet selfies.

                • Michelle is my First Lady

                  Why?

                  • cyanic

                    Because he’s a carefree but immature young person still in his teens. And women and girls probably think he’s cute enough to get away with it.

                    • Michelle is my First Lady

                      “Because he’s a carefree but immature young person still in his teens. And women and girls probably think he’s cute enough to get away with it.”

                    • cyanic

                      And one 34 year old g-boy who should know better than to pine for the barely legal 18 year old letting it all hang out.

                    • Michelle is my First Lady

                      Stick with Algee, cy! There’s someone we can agree on!

                    • cyanic

                      I need to stick with old men in suits and sheer dress socks.

                    • TheCollinB

                      Let’s talk facts Cy

                    • Holy Room

                      Stupid af.

            • Brass Tacks

              You know you feeling good about your life when you decide to be like: “Fcuk it. Lemme snap this pic of me on the sh*tter real quick. The ladies love my sh*t.”

              • miss t-lee

                Nobody wants to see anybody on the toilet.

    • miss t-lee

      Muted? You sure you just ain’t blocked?

      • cyanic

        When you’re blocked Twitter lets you know because you don’t have access to anything. When you’re muted you don’t see anything new and can’t add anything new to something old.

        • miss t-lee

          Interesting.

        • Blueberry01

          Is there a way for you to view someone else’s page – and like and retweet their tweets – without them knowing it’s you?

          • cyanic

            Unlikely.

    • fedup

      I was just about to ask you if you were friends again. Maybe he did it by mistake (is that possible on Twitter)?

      • cyanic

        I know the sensation of being rejected all too well.

        • fedup

          His loss. We all still love you man!

    • I Came I Saw

      Cy will you be one of my Tweeps?

      • cyanic

        What’s your twitter address?

        • I Came I Saw

          icameisawyer

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