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Smiley Face: 10 reasons why women love Drake

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And you know what they say: B*tches love the smiley face.

(If you’re unfamiliar with that particular line from Boondocks and think that Panama is just haphazardly calling women b*tches, well, go kill yourself. Thanks. – VSB Management)

When Drake tells us on “Best I Ever Had” that his buzz is so big he could probably sell a blank disc, well, he’s not lying. I’ve constantly stated that I don’t understand dude’s buzz – and I don’t – but I can’t deny that it exists. Dude’s got more buzz than Lil Kim at a wet bar.

With two Bullets.

Now, I’ll admit that Drake has talent. He’s a more than able wordsmith with clever-enough punchlines. But is that enough to really build a buzz this huge? Not really, especially when you consider how many WOMEN are loving this cat. Not to be to much of jackarse (and much props to the women on VSB who are hip-hop heads), but women don’t usually break most hip-hop artists. At least they don’t create their buzz, anyway. Women may well be indicative of how well they’ll do in the marketplace, but Drake doesn’t even have a tangible product out yet. All of his material is on the net. Even his much lauded mixtape, “So Far Gone” (download link) is a web-only product. Slap me silly and call me Susan, but I don’t think there’s a huge amount of women on Datpiff.com.

I could be wrong.

And he’s from Canada. Home of the floppy heads and beady little eyes.

And yet, b*tches people love Drake.

So this got me to thinking, what exactly is it about Drake that has the internets AND the women going nuts?

10 Reasons Why B*tches Women (and other people) Love The Smiley Face Drake

1. He’s lightskint. Let’s be real, women have been waiting since Al B. Sure Ginuwine for another musically talented lightbrite to come onto the scene and Drake fits the description. And this one doesn’t look like he’ll beat the brakes off of anybody. Women tend to only want darkskint men to beat them. Light dudes are great for hair tips.

2. He makes nice music for women. Even his ignoranter songs (i.e. “Every Girl”) are really deferential to women in a respectful way. His mixtape mostly sounds like R&B with sing-rapping (i.e. Lykke Li covers, etc), tailor-made for women. Sure he’s acting all cocky and talking about taking women home, but he also seems like he’ll take you home…to cook for you. What a nice chap.

3. He’s a singin’ a** rapper. The difference between him and Kanye is that Drake can actually hold a note, on his own, without Autotune, and women love guys that can serenade them, even if he’s singing, “you’re the f*cking best, you’re the f*cking best…” I’ve always thought that singing curse words was hot. Apparently women think so too.

So basically, 2+3 =

4. He sing-raps about women, a lot. Like on almost every song. The key to getting women interested in your music is to constantly make songs about women. Drake does this a lot. Quit the cocky little f*ck, actually, though even when he’s talking about h*es on “Successful” it sounds more like he means “big hug” than, ya know, h*es.

5. Though cocky, he comes off as a complete herb when he’s not on the mic. Because of this, women think he’s sincere and genuine and will probably sleep with him and will wear t-shirts that say “Drake’s Boo” on them, before he even has an album out. Motherf*cking amazing.

6. He’s romantically linked with all kinds of hot women. The more women you’re allegedly schlumping, the more women you can schlump. That’s like the 8th law of physics or something. Word to that Nig Newton. Thus far, he’s got Rihanna AND Bria Myles. Match: Drake.

7. He speaks really damn well. Got to give him props here. The boy speaks like he reads books – for leisure. Most rappers sound like idiots savants. Women love a man who can talk that smart sh*t.

8. He can actually rap. As much as I don’t care for him, dude can put together some words. Though in all honestly, he sounds like Kanye without as much personality. Strange, most women don’t like Kanye that much unless they’re not cute or bald.

9. He’s humble. Ah yes, he doesn’t come off like he’s better than everybody else and avoids drama at nearly all costs. Then again, I’d hate to get into a fight around him. He looks like he’d run away and get shot and end up in a wheelchair. Oh, wait, that’s his TV character.

10. He also calls himself Young Angel. Every body has to have a Young pseudonym. Women like Young Angel because it sounds corny enough to be some sh*t a woman would give him. Trust me, grown men don’t refer to themselves as Young Angel unless they’re Mexican and from LA. But women love cornball sh*t like that so it works.

That, in a nutshell, is Drake.

And because of it, he’s so far gone.

Tell me people, why do you think b*tches women people love Drake??

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka TANGLE JIG P aka YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD 3

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Damon Young

Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. 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. He believes the children are our future and is waiting to find out if he is the 2nd most interesting man in the world.

  • SouthernGirl

    lolololol.

    oh, and i’ve been to datpiff.com. and that shi!t kept crashing my computer but anywho…

    eh. i like drake. i’ve been hearing about him for over a year now but never really paid him any attention. i clicked a few preview links but it didn’t really take at first (if it didn’t load fast enough i’d pass or mean to check it out when i wasn’t on the plantation, one joint i didn’t like). then they kept playing the f^ck out of ‘best i ever had’ so i decided to give the boy a whirl.

    me no know about the lightskinned-ness (sometimes i think he’s cute and sometimes not so much) but i like his flow. the tone of his voice. the way he plays with syllables. his word play. pretty much all the things you mentioned. i like being able to listen to something and have to play it back like, ‘he said what?’ or catching something on the nth play that i didn’t catch the last time. *shrug*

  • Selah

    I’ve been lovin him since he was Jimmy on Degrassi – PRE-wheelchair… I mean I literally watched every Friday at 5 on The N for the show to come on LOL…. so i guess it’s just carried on into his music career…… Can’t speak for no one else tho.

    oh, and he’s tall. That helps. lol

    • SouthernGirl

      @Selah, lol. does the PRE-wheelchair make a difference? i never watched that show but i used to see the previews. there was all kinda of drama on that show. sh!t that had me clutching my pearls and i’m grown!

      • Selah

        @SouthernGirl,

        it only makes a difference cuz i don’t really gets down with the wheelchair men. I mean – he was still hot after he got shot. But dang. I needs my mens to stand.

        there was always some kinda drama going on in the show tho – that’s what kept me, teenager that I was, hooked!

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @Selah,

          “I needs my mens to stand”

          t-shirt potential

          • Selah

            @The Champ,

            I came up with a line that could be on a t-shirt? YAYYY. i feel like a real VSBer… lol

    • http://www.twitter.com/Vivacious2 This Just In…Thursday’s the new Friday!

      @Selah,

      Is he really tall????? Ahhhhhhh…I just fell in love…again.

      • Selah

        @This Just In…Thursday’s the new Friday!,

        yes ma’am! and you know tall rappers are hard to come by, so it’s a wonderful thing. lol

    • mssmtaylor

      @Selah,

      Whatchu know about wheel chair Jimmy?
      He was not the business on Degrassi. I dont know what it is about Canada, but the two blk actors on that show were in serious need of a hair line.

    • http://headedintherightdirection.blogspot.com Liryc

      @Selah,

      OOh I loved Jimmy on Degrassi, pre and post wheelchair.. He just had this smile and just made me melt.. when I saw drake I was like.. HEY That’s jimmy.. then I heard the mixtapes and songs and it just solidified how cute I thought he was..

      Though not a total fan of the lightskinned male, he is just too adorable.

      • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

        @Liryc,

        Am I the only one who don’t know what Degrassi is?

    • Blue Skyez

      @Selah,

      I’ve loved him since Degrassi also. Pre-wheelchair. I always said to myself if there was a guy that I would give my v card to even if it was just a one night stand it would be him. LOL. And now that he is rapping OOOO weee… If he walked into the same room with my panties will automatically evaporate. He can def get it. OMG. He’s some Fine A** Wine a la the Steve Harvey Morning Show. I will drink his a**. Okay I’m also hornee as fcuk.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Blue Skyez,

        vsb.com: where orgasms happen.

        • Blue Skyez

          @The Champ,

          oh touché!

        • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com blackberry molasses

          @The Champ,

          but NOT in your room… unless they are solo performances.

          (sorry… couldn’t resist)

          • 8th Wonder

            *chortle*

      • Captain Morgan

        @Blue Skyez,

        Damn, evaporating panties huh? You got it bad.

        Yea im hella slow and just figured out he was Jimmy like, last week. Then i was all, eeewwwww he’s a child and now he’s rapping about sex and shit. But then i realized i was only like 3 years older then him. He’s aaiight, kinda boring, but not bad.

      • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

        @Blue Skyez,
        DAM MAMA!

  • eff yo couch

    You pretty much summed it all up. I still prefer Phonte from Little Brother, when it comes to singers/rappers.

    • SouthernGirl

      @eff yo couch,

      got intro’d to them last summer. i can dig it.

    • Dorian G.

      @eff yo couch,

      A little too husky to be a sex symbol

      • Selah

        @Dorian G.,

        husky isn’t always a bad thing. trust. lol

      • shay_d_lady

        @Dorian G., A little too husky to be a sex symbol
        co sign

    • Jay_Delicious

      @eff yo couch,
      insert my co-sign here ____

    • YeahYou

      Phonte! Mmm hmm…

  • Dorian G.

    Before I head to bed can I just thank the Orlando Magic from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to once again relish in the failure of Lebron James and the NBA Cavaliers (no I will not strike thru the NBA Cavs and put in Cleveland, its been abundantly clear since the summer of 2003 what the league has been trying to do with James and any team he’s on so let them live and die with their lack of integrity)

    I’ve been holding back on using this clip but really I’ve had two frontrunners call me to start a preemptive plea cop to the failure of the “chosen one”. I hope Nike spent a billion dollars for those Lebron/Kobe commercials. It will be like a more expensive version of those 19-0 New England Patriots shirts the starving kids in Afghanistan wear now. Oh and I fully expect Stern to pull out all the stops in game 5 and start allowing Lebron to take shots worth 5 – 10 points depending on the score. Hey they’ve been making up the rules as they go along so far right. Ah but this isn’t about hate, this post is about joy. I can’t wait for Young Money rappers to start making songs incorporating the epic failure of the Cavs this spring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owzhYNcd4OM&feature=related

    • JamaicanGirl

      @Dorian G., Not to directly call you a hater, but hey if the Cap fit let them wear it. I would love this post if you strike out Bron Bron and insert Kobe, when a few plays are called in Lebrons favor then everyone wants to cry foul. That stuff happens all the time at Lakers game all Kobe and his receding hairline has to do is make that ugly arse face like he’s about to cry and the ref comes running. The Cavs played a dern good game last night that sadly ended in defeat.

      me still like you…….

      • Gem-balaya

        @JamaicanGirl,

        That stuff happens all the time at Lakers game all Kobe and his receding hairline has to do is make that ugly arse face like he’s about to cry and the ref comes running.

        lmao so true.

      • Captain Morgan

        @JamaicanGirl,

        him and his hairline are such smug, entitled whiners.

        • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

          @Captain Morgan,

          This made me chortle. For real. :)

    • miss t-lee

      @Dorian G.,
      It will be like a more expensive version of those 19-0 New England Patriots shirts the starving kids in Afghanistan wear now.

      *sniggling*

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

        @miss t-lee,

        This still hurts my heart. Its too soon to joke about it. Its tooo soooon!

        • miss t-lee

          @Dom,
          C’mon…it’s been more than enough time.
          Buck up!!! :)

          • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

            @miss t-lee,
            Lebron needs help his team need ta pick it up anyteam with depth can own them.

            • miss t-lee

              @BLUNTBLAZER,
              I’m not a Cavs fan…so I don’t really care.
              My Spurs went down in flames…lmao
              I do hope the Cavs get to beat Kobe though.

            • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

              @miss t-lee,

              I knew there was a reason I liked you.
              I am a Spurs fan too! And yes they did go down rather unspectacularly…. *sigh*

              Right now, I’m just anti-Lakers… Enjoying great basketball (one of the best playoff seasons in recent years… must be these TETs ).

              :)

            • miss t-lee

              @ Sula,

              Yeah…it’s just wasn’t out year…but we’ll be back!!
              It has been some exciting games which is a plus.
              :)

              You know I’ll be back down your way next month–I’ll email ya…

    • Ashley Neicole

      @Dorian G.,

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks somebody is around here pullin puppet strings with this playoff mess. But don’t worry, nobody wants to see Lakers v. Magic in the Finals so the Cavs will pull a miraculous 4 game win. It will be close tho. All for the sake of ratings.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Ashley Neicole,

        “I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks somebody is around here pullin puppet strings with this playoff mess”

        you mean, the same ratings conspiracy that allowed boston to beat orlando, to make sure that there was a boston/cleveland rematch of last year? or that ensured that miami would beat atlanta so that dwade and lebron could battle in round two? and also didnt allow the spurs of san anf*ckingtonio to win 4 championships in the last 10 years?

        you mean that ratings conspiracy? or another one? i’m sorry, i get my ratings conspiracy’s mixed up sometimes

        • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

          @The Champ,

          All of those…hahahaha!!

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Dorian G.,

      “Oh and I fully expect Stern to pull out all the stops in game 5 and start allowing Lebron to take shots worth 5 – 10 points depending on the score.”

      so basically, its only a conspiracy if the cavs win?

      • Dorian G.

        @The Champ,

        With inconsistent calls that always seem to go in their favor yes. Why is this so far fetched?

    • journey78

      @Dorian G., It will be like a more expensive version of those 19-0 New England Patriots shirts the starving kids in Afghanistan wear now.

      That right there is why I may be your number 1 fan.

  • shay_d_lady

    1. its normally the pretty light skint ninjas that like to beat a$$… we just like a dude with a little thug in em and I have yet to meet a light skinned brah that can pull of the tough “look’ they might be tough underneath but they dont EVAH look it….LOL

    but on to drake.. he is alright, he can rap and sing but im just not one to get excited about the hype. YOu need to bring a hot album before I am going to stamp my name on ya.. and yes Im sure he’s not all that worried about the shay d lady stamp of approval…but he should.. I bring more dudes to the yard than all of Kelis’ milkshakes…LOL I move weight son! (no I dont but still)

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @shay_d_lady,

      “YOu need to bring a hot album before I am going to stamp my name on ya.. and yes Im sure he’s not all that worried about the shay d lady stamp of approval…but he should.. I bring more dudes to the yard than all of Kelis’ milkshakes…LOL I move weight son! (no I dont but still)”

      vsb.com: where shay_d_lady says shay_d_lady things

  • http://uwillneverfullyunderstand.blogspot.com/ You’re how old?

    I’ve been listening to Drake Aubrey for a couple years now and i just dig dude because he’s clever… I fronted on him for a min when i realized it was freaking Wheel chair Jimmy with a mixtape but i gave him a shot and Overdose on Life kept me listening… I’m just sorta irritated with his music flooding the airwaves, imo that is the fastest way to kill a new artists career, and a lot females do love the light skin dudes just like a lot of guys like light skin chicks (it’s scientific fact people lol)… I’m not to keen on calling him young angel though, hell i don’t really like his rap name to much , but a man who is not some type of Spanish/Latin with Angel in his nickname seems super duper suspect to me… And he’s really not cute but his voice is nice :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

      “but a man who is not some type of Spanish/Latin with Angel in his nickname seems super duper suspect to me… And he’s really not cute but his voice is nice”

      Agreed on both points

    • Blue Skyez

      @You’re how old?,
      “and a lot females do love the light skin dudes just like a lot of guys like light skin chicks (it’s scientific fact people lol)… ”
      but a lot of light skin girls love dark skin dudes and a lot of light skin dudes love dark skin girls. not only in the black community but you can see it in different versions in other races such as dark haired/eyed 2520 men loving light haired or blond blue eyed 2520 women and vice versa etc. back to the black community I hardly ever see two light skinned people together as a couple unless theyre
      from a family with some of “Blue Vein Society” mentality or some other form of psychosis.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

        @Blue Skyez,

        This is true. I just saw in the Metro today that a Brazilian study found people are “subconciously more likely to choose a partner whose genetic makeup is different than their own.” Opposites attract and all that good stuff.

        • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

          @Dom,
          very tru thats why california has some of the craziest mixtures known to man. My son is black/mex/japanese but im jus black lol

  • overit

    drake doesn’t say ignorant ish like “i’ll exchange v-cards with the retards”. i hate wayne…and i i will try my best not to listen to that song…anymore.

    • Dorian G.

      @overit,

      Um weezy didn’t say that boo

      • overit

        @Dorian G., SOMEone did…boo, it aint gotta be wayne for it to be wrong.

        i just checked, Mack Maine…he’s rude!

    • Blue Skyez

      @overit,
      no it was that other guy who rapped after Weezy or was it after Drake? *snapping fingers to jog memory* anyway he was not important enough to remember for saying some ignorant s**t like that.

  • CoCo

    ummm so im a woman and i….
    *sigh*
    DONT LIKE DRAKE.

    im repulsed by light skinned ppl.. they look like raw cookie dough.. and not in a good way.

    plus ppl with no discernible eyelids FREAK ME OUT!

    but i digress….
    his is a shawdy amalgamation of everything that makes wayne or kanye remotely entertaining. he sounds like wayne spoon feeds him lines and looks like kanye picks out his outfit every morning.. not my cup o’ tea.

    • DukeTexGal

      @CoCo, “THEY LOOK LIKE RAW COOKIE DOUGH” *dead* & smh

      and yeah, the eyelid thing is a little weird, lol

    • Right Her

      @CoCo,
      “im repulsed by light skinned ppl.. they look like raw cookie dough..”

      That reminds me of a light skinned friend of mine whose brother told him his skin is the color of raw chicken.

      • CoCo

        @Right Her,

        and my pet peeve is when light skinned dudes come at me like i should be BLESSED that their pale behinds noticed my hershey perfection… ummm WHO rang your bell an told yall it was time to hop back in the ring. Muhammad was the last light skinned heavyweight champ… back it up.. kthx.

        • JamaicanGirl

          @CoCo, and my pet peeve is when light skinned dudes come at me like i should be BLESSED that their pale behinds noticed my hershey perfection… ummm WHO rang your bell an told yall it was time to hop back in the ring.

          As the gays would say, ” Yes honey, that gave me life”

        • Blue Skyez

          @CoCo,

          I have the same problem! Not that I’m complaining. They always say something along the lines of “Dam* you’re so chocolate…I love how your skin is so black and flawless.” Okay I already I know I’m so black, tell me something new! I’ve had to hear it everyday of my childhood. Except I was teased for it back then, now same ninjas praising me about it now. Lol, mom was right, the irony!

          • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

            @Blue Skyez,
            really i though black girls LOVED light skinned dudes. So much that milk chocolate guys such as myself have to find light skinded black girls or go latin or asian. Cause opposites really do attract

            • Me fail english?

              @BLUNTBLAZER,

              Truth be told, offline I know plenty of chicks that dig light-skinned dudes.

              My theory: Either those girls just don’t go online much (not likely) or people feel guilt for preferring lighter skin, lest they cop to some vestigial slave mentality (more likely).

              Personally, I just like men who look like me! :) But I don’t discriminate.

    • collegebunny

      @CoCo,

      dang…lol…and i completly get the raw cookie dough thang lmao.
      but drake is talented…and its been so long since we’ve heard a just plain ole drama free, smart, well raised non boring(talib) rapper,.i mean he’s like the every man rapper….and lest we forget, he can actually rap, and very well at that. Shouldn’t that be enough?

      • CoCo

        @collegebunny,

        ehhh im a picky woman. drake leaves something to be desired…

        … and a bad after taste like day/nyquil. lol

    • PrincesMo

      @CoCo,
      “im repulsed by light skinned ppl.. they look like raw cookie dough.. and not in a good way.”–This pure hatred against my people and i’ll not stand for it! its not ok! lol

      Hey hey hey Now- all light skinned people DO NOT look like raw cookie dough! I don’t at all i’m a beautiful golden colorDrake is super light he does not count–on our vsb color scale he’s closer to tragically passing than light skinned. Don’t lump us all together, thats inaccurate and not nice lol. But i do agree he is funny looking, and not just cause he’s uber light, just something about his face and those eyes, he looks a bit slow. But ur right pj i do love smiley faces lol!

      • Blue Skyez

        @PrincesMo,
        But i do agree he is funny looking, and not just cause he’s uber light, just something about his face and those eyes, he looks a bit slow.
        hey hey now i know you are speaking for yourself. He is fina as* wine to me! Fine a** wine. Something about his geeky style and smile.

        • Officer Ricky

          @Blue Skyez

          “just something about his face and those eyes, he looks a bit slow”

          I was itching for someone to say this!!

      • badyellabroad

        @CoCo
        LMBAO, ooowww u got me ova here cracking up bcuz i am light bright and freckle faced as can be so u really just hit me hard w/the raw cookie dough comment….o man, Im telling my mama!!!

    • V Renee

      @CoCo,

      im repulsed by light skinned ppl.. they look like raw cookie dough.. and not in a good way. .

      Raw cookie dough??????

      BWHAHAHAHAHA

    • http://www.twitter.com/Vivacious2 This Just In…Thursday’s the new Friday!

      @CoCo,

      im repulsed by light skinned ppl.. they look like raw cookie dough.. and not in a good way.

      NOT NICE….Not nice at all. :o/ ha!

      • miss t-lee

        @This Just In…Thursday’s the new Friday!,
        Actually this is bordering on evil.

        • http://www.twitter.com/Vivacious2 This Just In…Thursday’s the new Friday!

          @miss t-lee,

          I agree.

    • charli skipper

      @CoCo,
      “im repulsed by light skinned ppl.. they look like raw cookie dough.. and not in a good way.

      omg! lol *dead*

    • http://headedintherightdirection.blogspot.com Liryc

      @CoCo,

      im repulsed by light skinned ppl.. they look like raw cookie dough.. and not in a good way.

      Damn COCO… wow.. though I am milk chocolate and love my Hershey dripping self that was not nice.. he’s not that bad looking.. when properly dressed he can pass.. but raw cookie dough..WOW..

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @CoCo,

      im repulsed by light skinned ppl.. they look like raw cookie dough.. and not in a good way

      ***wondering how funny the female vsb-er’s would think it was if p or i wrote “i’m repulsed by dark skinned ppl.. they look like burnt pieces of wheat bread.. and not in a good way”***

      • miss t-lee

        @The Champ,
        I’m glad you said it.

        • Me fail english?

          @miss t-lee,

          Exactly. That was beyond the pale (no pun intended)

          And my light-skinned bf looks delicious with his unbaked looking self :)

      • http://www.twitter.com/Vivacious2 This Just In…Thursday’s the new Friday!

        @The Champ,

        Exactly.

      • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com blackberry molasses

        @The Champ,
        major co-signage…

        Let us not start heading in the direction of “The Post That Shall Not Be Named.”

        • SouthernGirl

          @blackberry molasses,

          *flashback*

          lawd take me naaaah!

        • Me fail english?

          @blackberry molasses,

          Don’t forget Part 2! hAHAHA!

        • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

          @blackberry molasses,

          Best.Post.Ever…lol!!

      • Blue Skyez

        @The Champ,

        I agree. although I think raw cookie dough is yummy. Still wasn’t a nice thing to write. Cause I personally know how it feels to be called tar baby and stuff!

      • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

        @The Champ,

        Thank you for mentioning it!

        We’re always up in arms about something and then we turn around and perpetuate that ish. Incredible!

      • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

        @The Champ,
        dam one time fo ya mind huh

      • pinksghetti

        @The Champ,
        I know right. Sorry to be the wet blanket but why do some of us folks need to put down black people whether they are light or dark; it’s all good to me. Coco was probably just joking (I hope/think) but it’s still messed up. We got to get over this. This is the 21st century, the new millenium and all that good stuff. Break the chains, hold hands and “come together right now”. My color is in the middle (not that it matters) but I hate hearing people put down real light or dark people it causes too much division.

      • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

        @The Champ,

        My sentiments exactly.

    • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com blackberry molasses

      @CoCo,

      im repulsed by light skinned ppl.. they look like raw cookie dough.. and not in a good way.

      **signing CoCo up for Sensitivity Training**

      Normally I’m a fan of ignance and a$$holery, but that was uncalled for. You do realize that there are light skinned black folk who read and comment on VSB… oh and WRITE THE DAYUM BLOG right? Okay. Just checking.

    • Ms. T

      @CoCo,

      “im repulsed by light skinned ppl.. they look like raw cookie dough.. and not in a good way.”

      I don’t feel that way but for some reason find this very funny! heehee!

      • Laneianna

        I am on the lighter scale of complexion.. But I consider myself a “light brown”.. not red or yella… as we southerners like to label it (i have the complexion of a Pacific Islander)… I have always been attracted to darker complexions.. I think it was because although I am bi-racial.. My mother has very dark skin.. and her being the role model she is… I always wanted to be just like my mother(wished i had a darker complexion). My mothers family is Very Dark..like Alex Wek, Seal, Wesly Snipes dark and I was always the “bright sheep” in the family. It’s funny, because a lot of people assume that becasue you have a fair complexion, and may have loosely curled hair, “you think you are all that” or you may get passes because of your looks. Or they may coin you as “prissy”… This is So not true… For the person who wrote the post earlier about never seeing a light-skinn-ed thug… PLEASE come to New Orleans, and check out our array of Creole Felons.. There are plenty for you to choose from…

        • SouthernGirl

          @Laneianna,

          “PLEASE come to New Orleans, and check out our array of Creole Felons.. There are plenty for you to choose from…”

          hmph. she don’t know….my light-skinned missing bone thugs member looking @ss ex* is where right now? clank clank ninja.

          *this was a much younger SG. and said thug was quite nice/loving to her but straight f^ck everybody else.

          • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com blackberry molasses

            @SouthernGirl,

            whick one did he look like? Krazy or Bizzy?

            Don’t worry girl… errybody had their thugish dating history. Sheeeit. I almost got the day care I worked at shot up on some boosheet. **hangs head in shame**

            • SouthernGirl

              @blackberry molasses,

              lawd! not the babies! lol. luckily most of the gun drama went down after we split so this was still in the (mostly) kicking a ninjas arse stage of the game.
              girl,looking like a bizzy/layzie mish mash. for real.

      • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com/ Monk

        @Ms. T,

        I’m light as hell and still found it kinda funny too…lol!! Then again, I’ve heard much more ignorant shyt and laughed just the same like when someone call a dark skinned chick an ashy, burnt piece of charcoal that is used and disregarded after they cook the main coarse. Focus on “used” and “disregarded”.

        *looking around* That wasn’t funny, huh?

    • kayleigh?

      i hate you. i’m likee stunneedd ): gonna diee rite herre, girl,i’m white, mostly like black guys? and got drake on right noww thank me laterr(: got the whole thing hunn. so SHUT IT.

  • Gem-balaya

    i didn’t know what drake looked like until earlier today (where have i been??). i’m still stunned he was on degrassi!! i don’t find him attractive. but he is light-skinneded so that’s already a strike against his “physical appeal” rating. i’ve never heard him speak outside of his songs. and i never really knew who he was even with his radio banger “best i ever had” out. up until friday i was like “who is this drake fella??”

    but i was intro’d to his mixtape this wknd during my trip to dc (he was on everyones ipod seemed like). his flow is nice, he has a nice voice. the rhythm of his rhyming is kinda hypnotic (i guess some ish chicks would dig). he has a mellow sound and his word play is smooth. and the way his songs are put together, he can still make saying ish like “you the f*cking best” sound quazi romantic and sexy to even an educated non-hood chick. the way he sounds on his sing-song-raps about women makes you WANT him to be fine so you could give it to him and get it crackin!! but alas he is not so my panties remain reserved for Idris. or Christian Bale. or Hugh Jackman. first come first served. track. gettin it.

    en-tee-ways…. i’m not a hip hop head, so i can’t intricately breakdown or vouch for his credibility or lack thereof. i just like what i like and he is on my “me likey” list. but please note this is coming from the girl who still has “turn my swag on” as her alarm ringtone. don’t judge me. love me. like i was the best you ever had.

    • collegebunny

      @Gem-balaya,

      lmao!

    • http://www.singlesisterspeak.wordpress.com Nicki Sunshine

      @Gem-balaya, The fact that he was on degrassi is stopping me from respecting his rap game I think.

      • Officer Ricky

        @Nicki Sunshine,

        This seems to be the case for almost everyone who saw him on that show.

        • http://www.singlesisterspeak.wordpress.com Nicki Sunshine

          @Officer Ricky, Actors should not be rappers. I can’t think of one that was actually successful making the transition.. now the other way around, yes.

    • JamaicanGirl

      @Gem-balaya, yeah i have So far Gone on my ipod. I like his sing-song-raps. His lyrics are catchy, but i am also not a Hip Hop head. As far as looks is concerned he’s ok, i have had my fair share of light skin crushes but Drake do not get the same reaction from me like Idris and Boris does. Now they can get it.

      • Gem-balaya

        @JamaicanGirl,

        LOL if i’m liking light skin it’s gonna be on a 2520 dude. but for brothas–i need them to be chocolatey.

        • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com N.I.A. naturally….

          @Gem-balaya,

          first of all, Christian Bale is the American Psycho…in reel and real life. and how are you just going to overlook our lighter & brighter brothas for some 2520 light pink flesh? whatever happened to civil rights and racial equality…lol!

          • Gem-balaya

            @N.I.A. naturally….,

            and how are you just going to overlook our lighter & brighter brothas for some 2520 light pink flesh?

            very easily lol. unattractive is unattractive. i just don’t find many light skinned brothas good looking. though i did meet a GORGEOUS light bright this weekend. heyyyy boo lol. but i do find some yt guys (including chris pine in star trek) extremely delectable.

            • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com N.I.A. naturally….

              @Gem-balaya, lol. yeah, i don’t find a lot of light brights as attractive as the darker brothas, but there are some who are very nice looking. and Chris Pine could get it 3 different ways….

            • miss t-lee

              I don’t normally look at the 2520 dudes…but he was too fine in Star Trek. Mayne hol’ up.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

              @Gem-balaya,

              CP was cute. I thought Spock (Zachary Quinto) was a cutie too.

            • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com N.I.A. naturally….

              i love Zachery Quinto a.k.a. Spock a.k.a. Sylar from Heroes. Monday nights on NBC

            • Anger Management

              @Gem-balaya, Who is Chris Pine? I may have to go see Star Trek…

            • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com blackberry molasses

              @Anger Management, (loving the SN btw… do you have a class on Road Rage? I need to enroll.)

              YOU MUST GO SEE STAR TREK. RESITANCE IS FUTILE.

              That movie rawked my socks and YES, Chris Pine… yeah, I was sitting next to the hubby trying not to look intrigued.

            • PrincesMo

              @Gem-balaya,
              Yeah cosigning on the Capt Kirk thing, i saw star trek on sunday and i was like ooooh weeee he could get it lol! He’s fine for a white boy pink meat and all LOL! Reporting for duty Captain! :)

            • http://ranting-auntie.blogspot.com/ Bajan Girl

              @Gem-balaya,

              delurking to say only two things:

              1. I have no idea who this Drake character is and won’t know till I get let out for good behaviour, I mean get home from work cause I can’t check the link here… however based on the photo posted… doing nothing for me…

              and

              2. Star Trek is a must watch… seriously I am not ashamed to admit I have seen it 3 times already.. will be going to see it a 4th time tomorrow… Chris Pine and Zach Quinto… beam me up indeed…

              Toodles…

            • Gem-balaya

              @Bajan Girl,

              lmao @ “beam me up indeed” you said it girrrrl!!

        • Officer Ricky

          @Gem-balaya,

          Could someone please explain to me this 2520 thing. I totally missed the boat.

          • Gem-balaya

            @Officer Ricky,

            2520 basically means *starts whispering* white ppl.

            25th letter in alphabet=y
            20th=t

    • Blue Skyez

      @Gem-balaya,
      “but alas he is not so my panties remain reserved for Idris. or Christian Bale. or Hugh Jackman.”

      Whats all the hubub about Idris. I don’t ge it. Christian Bale is really cute although he has some weird teeth action going on. His love scene in American Psycho kinda turned me off even though he was in character. I can not get out of my mind that he will literally cut me while I was giving him some cutty! As for Hugh Jackman aka “Huge Jacked Man” OMG. Panties Wet!

      • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

        @Blue Skyez, hubub

        this word forever reminds me of Bernie Mack who I loved like he was related to me or something… he was the voice of the father lion in Madagascar 2 and said “What’s all the hubub”… random, I know…but sharing is caring :)

      • Gem-balaya

        @Blue Skyez,

        it’s ok if Idris doesn’t do it for you– cuz he sho nuff does it for me.

        and ya know, i still haven’t seen american psycho?? it’s in my netflix queue. perhaps i should move it up. *shrugs* doesn’t really matter, i get to see CB up close on the big screen tonite for Terminator.

  • http://www.myspace.com/igotastory melekaj

    i think he’s clever and has the potential to bring some interesting music to the table. The lightskinned argument? You need more people. He’s not the most attractive, imo.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @melekaj,

      The lightskinned argument? You need more people

      he’s not saying that everyone falls victim to that, but you’d be lying if you didnt admit that was part of his appeal