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It’s Over Now: Things You Should Give Up At Age 30

Life's a b*tch and then you die.

While meandering through the wonderful world of Twitter the other day, I happened upon a conversation with world the world-famous @areefuhstanklin and @basseyworld about fashion tips for men with no fashion taste. Admittedly, a lot of men do indeed lack a fashion sense all their own. Most of the under 25-crowd dresses like 106 & Park (does this show still come on? I actually don’t know) rejects while a lot of the 25-34 crowd has one go to club (and life) outfit: the button up shirt and blazer that Usher and Kanye West made so popular…

…in 2004.

Yes. Confessions AND The College Dropout came out nearly six years ago. Yes. You just might be old.

Thing is, it was inferred that men over age 30 shouldn’t be wearing Timberland’s anymore. And I’m assuming we’re talking the construction boot “butters”. And that is patently wrong. If you’re from the Northeast, Tims are go to shoes for doing any and everything. They’re all purpose like a motherf*cker. While they’re not as comfortable as their popularity might indicate, fact is, for most of us, they’re the non-tennis shoe, non-dress shoe of choice.

So what I’m saying is that @basseyworld was wrong. However, there are certain things that one should give up once you hit age 30. Here’s a list for those that either don’t know, don’t show, or just don’t care about being a menace to South Central (or South Los Angeles now) while drinking their juice in the hood while watching the boring ass Oscars where Zoe Saldana looks like she’s trying to become PETA’s public enemy number one.

1. Aspirations, hopes and dreams of fame and fortune if you’ve been toiling away for 10 years and you’re still only famous in your building

Look, I’m all for the belief that if you see it, you can achieve…except it’s a total lie. T-Boz’s acting job in Belly teaches us that failure is a very real option. Nas’s acting for that matter, too. More than likely, the comments section will be filled with people saying “dreams of being a rapper” and it’s true. You should not start rapping after age 27. Period. It’s tacky and I feel sorry for your mother.

2. Camouflage clothing items

Unless you are specifically called away to a combat zone by the Secretary of Defense, you look like a damn fool. Camo is generally a bad fashion statement anyway, unless you are a Que and also wear purple and gold boots – a combo that is ONLY okay if you’re a Que, kind of like pink and green – but there comes a point where there just is no good reason to put on camo. I’d wager that when rappers stop wearing is that point (like now) but I’ll give you until 30.

3. Cheap colognes and oils from the subway/Metro man

Step your grown person sh*t up and pay for a real fragrance. If you want to smell homeless, then okay, but generally cheap sh*t smells like cheap sh*t.  Go to a real counter and somebody who charges you sales tax.

4. Music that includes odd associations with something called a Wacka Flocka Flame

Wacka’s associations go all over the place from Gucci to Shawty LO to people with worse names. Basically, I’m saying that upon reaching age 30, you should give up on any music from Atlanta that doesn’t involve somebody who worked with the Dungeon Family. Word.Life.

5. Outfits that intentionally include sweat pants

Sweatpants, while all purpose, are really not going to get you too far in life. At a certain point – and yes DC, I’m looking at you – sweat pants should be used for just that, sh*t that makes you sweat. I’ve seen way too many old ass men running around in overpriced designer sweatsuits thinking that looked good. It.did.not.

6. The apostrophes in your name

You know, if you ghetto and all.

7. Dreams of f*ckin’ an R&B b*tch

Biggie dead. Your dream should be too.

That’ll do, pig.

So what else should folks be giving up when they turn 30?

Explore. Explain.

D’extra Wiley.

(Wow. Mo’Nique won!)

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka TANGLE JIG P aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL, HE A 3

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Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly 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. 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.

  • http://www.4everyoneelse.com KaYo

    Women…please give up Baby Phat, Apple Bottom, and anything that will have that 4th post baby gut looking like a Times Square glittered billboard.

    • 8th Wonder

      @KaYo,

      LAWD thank you. Kimora won’t even wear baby phat, so why are you??

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @8th Wonder,

        THANK YOU. It’s like these womens are out there saying, “Well, Kimora is my age and she made ’em so it must be for me”. Um, negative.

        • overit

          @Cheekie, CO-SIGN on all this, lmao.

          In that vein, I would also like to say anyone over 30 (really even little girls) rockin Hello Kitty should perish. Yes, I’m talkin to you too Mariah, up out my face with that ish. Hello Kitty just irks me, I don’t know why.

        • overit

          @Cheekie, CO-SIGN on all this, lmao.

          In that vein, I would also like to say anyone over 30 (really even little girls) rockin Hello Kitty should perish. Yes, I’m talkin to you too Mariah, up out my face with that ish. Hello Kitty just irks me, I don’t know why.

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @Cheekie,

          “In that vein, I would also like to say anyone over 30 (really even little girls) rockin Hello Kitty should perish. Yes, I’m talkin to you too Mariah, up out my face with that ish. Hello Kitty just irks me, I don’t know why.”

          YES! Mariah Carey looks a RIPE plum fool rockin’ Hello Kitty. She should say goodby to Kitty…and her own sanity for that matter. Chick is disturbed.

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @Cheekie,

          “In that vein, I would also like to say anyone over 30 (really even little girls) rockin Hello Kitty should perish. Yes, I’m talkin to you too Mariah, up out my face with that ish. Hello Kitty just irks me, I don’t know why.”

          YES! Mariah Carey looks a RIPE plum fool rockin’ Hello Kitty. She should say goodby to Kitty…and her own sanity for that matter. Chick is disturbed.

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @8th Wonder,

        THANK YOU. It’s like these womens are out there saying, “Well, Kimora is my age and she made ’em so it must be for me”. Um, negative.

    • 8th Wonder

      @KaYo,

      LAWD thank you. Kimora won’t even wear baby phat, so why are you??

    • Keisha Brown

      @KaYo,

      how hard can i co-sign on this without breaking keyboard or permanent marker???

      • http://www.dashofreality.wordpress.com Dash

        @Keisha Brown,
        “how hard can i co-sign on this without breaking keyboard or permanent marker???”

        *DEAD* LMAO!!!

      • http://www.dashofreality.wordpress.com Dash

        @Keisha Brown,
        “how hard can i co-sign on this without breaking keyboard or permanent marker???”

        *DEAD* LMAO!!!

    • Keisha Brown

      @KaYo,

      how hard can i co-sign on this without breaking keyboard or permanent marker???

    • OftenConfused

      @KaYo, this can not be cosigned enough. ITA

    • OftenConfused

      @KaYo, this can not be cosigned enough. ITA

    • MsMeesh

      @KaYo,

      Co-sign 100%

      Ladies there should be NO TEXT whatsoever on your ass! You look stupid!

      • http://mysixcents.wordpress.com klysha

        @MsMeesh, I definitely want to cosign with a capital C on the no text on the a$$ comment

      • http://mysixcents.wordpress.com klysha

        @MsMeesh, I definitely want to cosign with a capital C on the no text on the a$$ comment

    • MsMeesh

      @KaYo,

      Co-sign 100%

      Ladies there should be NO TEXT whatsoever on your ass! You look stupid!

  • http://www.4everyoneelse.com KaYo

    Women…please give up Baby Phat, Apple Bottom, and anything that will have that 4th post baby gut looking like a Times Square glittered billboard.

  • http://TheSunk.com TheHallway/TheSunk

    I really dont know what to give up when ur in your thirty’s since Im not in my thirties.

    But I know that I just start looking for my signature cologne, that one smell that captures my life in one whiff, and it just might be John Varvatos’ “Vintage” cologne. I would love some good VSB and VSS input on some good colognes excluding Gualtier, Calvin Klein, Burberry, and citrus scents. Im more of a cedar type of Negro.

    Ladies what colognes get you to turn your head or stuff your face down in the pillow when he leaves? Help a young, handsome brother with no real lingering scent out…

    • It Figures!

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,
      Whatever you wear, please, apply sparingly. Women have a keener sense of smell than men. Women are turned off by too much cologne (and perfume). A good smelling man is one that does not assault your nose. Some of the best smelling men, in my book, had on “just enough” of whatever they were wearing to get me to sniff, admiringly, and look.

      • http://TheSunk.com TheHallway/TheSunk

        @It Figures!,

        Well I already got that part down. I dont bathe in it. But I’m seeking suggested fragrances I should look into.

        • au napptural

          @TheHallway/TheSunk, Gotta be Polo Black or Desire Red. Yes, colors smell good to me.

        • au napptural

          @TheHallway/TheSunk, Gotta be Polo Black or Desire Red. Yes, colors smell good to me.

      • http://TheSunk.com TheHallway/TheSunk

        @It Figures!,

        Well I already got that part down. I dont bathe in it. But I’m seeking suggested fragrances I should look into.

    • It Figures!

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,
      Whatever you wear, please, apply sparingly. Women have a keener sense of smell than men. Women are turned off by too much cologne (and perfume). A good smelling man is one that does not assault your nose. Some of the best smelling men, in my book, had on “just enough” of whatever they were wearing to get me to sniff, admiringly, and look.

    • bittersweet’s baby

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      Not yet 30, huh? Wise beyond your years, then, from what I’ve read of you…

      As for your plight, Issey Miyake never fails. They’ll wanna inhale your essence and be inspired to do God knows what!

    • bittersweet’s baby

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      Not yet 30, huh? Wise beyond your years, then, from what I’ve read of you…

      As for your plight, Issey Miyake never fails. They’ll wanna inhale your essence and be inspired to do God knows what!

    • Miss BXNYC

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,
      Bulgari Pour Homme, D&G The One pour Homme are good “uncommon”fragrances. lol @ Gaultier, and Calvin Klein staple frgrances you mentioned. I say go to Sephora and browse around,I’m sure you will find something to your liking there.

      • Shay

        @Miss BXNYC,
        D&G The One Pour Homme is my daytime scent.

        I actually like D&G’s whole line of colognes for men, truth be told.

      • Shay

        @Miss BXNYC,
        D&G The One Pour Homme is my daytime scent.

        I actually like D&G’s whole line of colognes for men, truth be told.

    • Miss BXNYC

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,
      Bulgari Pour Homme, D&G The One pour Homme are good “uncommon”fragrances. lol @ Gaultier, and Calvin Klein staple frgrances you mentioned. I say go to Sephora and browse around,I’m sure you will find something to your liking there.

    • http://www.unepetitefillenoire.blogspot.com KayBeezy

      @TheHallway/TheSunk
      Bvlgari will work wonders!

    • http://www.unepetitefillenoire.blogspot.com KayBeezy

      @TheHallway/TheSunk
      Bvlgari will work wonders!

    • bajanflchick

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, Tom Ford is a really good scent & anything by the Bond No9 people…that being said also know that none of these is inexpensive , but well worth it IMO

    • bajanflchick

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, Tom Ford is a really good scent & anything by the Bond No9 people…that being said also know that none of these is inexpensive , but well worth it IMO

    • lulu

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,
      Always and forever, Banana Republic Classic. My friend’s man wore this for the longest and I had no problems sniffing him on the regular.

      And yes, I know how the above sounds. We were all friends before they got together and I used to sniff him then too.

      • lulu

        @lulu,
        ps: Can’t remember if it was GQ (Kobe cover) or the Vogue mag but one of them had a cologne and perfume article. It was really good. Some rare/out of the way stuff/places so you’ll never be scent-jacked. I think a couple of spots even let you make your own.

        • http://www.shesoflyy.blogspot.com Muze

          @lulu,

          way off topic… but i nominate a suit like Kobe had on that cover to be in every man’s closet by the time he is thirty.

          *fans self*

        • http://www.shesoflyy.blogspot.com Muze

          @lulu,

          way off topic… but i nominate a suit like Kobe had on that cover to be in every man’s closet by the time he is thirty.

          *fans self*

        • Sula

          @Muze,

          I co-sign the suit. I bought the GQ just for that… (and I despise Kobe).

        • Sula

          @Muze,

          I co-sign the suit. I bought the GQ just for that… (and I despise Kobe).

      • lulu

        @lulu,
        ps: Can’t remember if it was GQ (Kobe cover) or the Vogue mag but one of them had a cologne and perfume article. It was really good. Some rare/out of the way stuff/places so you’ll never be scent-jacked. I think a couple of spots even let you make your own.

    • lulu

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,
      Always and forever, Banana Republic Classic. My friend’s man wore this for the longest and I had no problems sniffing him on the regular.

      And yes, I know how the above sounds. We were all friends before they got together and I used to sniff him then too.

    • Smiley Face

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      Jaipur by Boucheron….will turn my head for DAAYYYSS!!!! I don’t know what it is about it…..

    • Smiley Face

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      Jaipur by Boucheron….will turn my head for DAAYYYSS!!!! I don’t know what it is about it…..

    • LovelyOne

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      John Varvatos’ Artisan works for me! I also love Kenneth Cole’s Black as well.

      • shay

        @LovelyOne, i bought a “metro man” oil with that Kenneth Cole Black scent, and it smelled heavenly in front of the guy but once i wore it it got so stale and turned into Poison by Liz Claiborne lmao

      • shay

        @LovelyOne, i bought a “metro man” oil with that Kenneth Cole Black scent, and it smelled heavenly in front of the guy but once i wore it it got so stale and turned into Poison by Liz Claiborne lmao

    • LovelyOne

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      John Varvatos’ Artisan works for me! I also love Kenneth Cole’s Black as well.

    • miss t-lee

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,
      John Varvatos
      Escada
      Creed Irish Tweed

      You’re welcome…lol

    • miss t-lee

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,
      John Varvatos
      Escada
      Creed Irish Tweed

      You’re welcome…lol

    • MonP

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      Love, love, LOVE Givenchy Pi (it’s the pi symbol on the bottle)

      • Sula

        @MonP,

        That’s the SO signature scent… and yes, it is heavenly. :)

      • Sula

        @MonP,

        That’s the SO signature scent… and yes, it is heavenly. :)

    • MonP

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      Love, love, LOVE Givenchy Pi (it’s the pi symbol on the bottle)

    • Keesha

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      You should definitely try Kenneth Cole’s Black..smells soo sexy and clean..

    • Keesha

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      You should definitely try Kenneth Cole’s Black..smells soo sexy and clean..

    • http://www.perdita-thelostmusings.blogspot.com Perdita

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, Jean Paul Gaultier LE MALE I still have flash backs on that one. *Shiver*

    • http://www.perdita-thelostmusings.blogspot.com Perdita

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, Jean Paul Gaultier LE MALE I still have flash backs on that one. *Shiver*

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, this comment is just the gift that keeps on givin’ eh? so far i’ve learned more about colognes than i ever cared to.

      i just wear my natural scent: sexxy.

      mostly that’s cuz i have no clue how to properly apply cologne. i get offended when folks way to zestfully clean all day so i’d hate to offend myself smelling like skunk ass all day.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, this comment is just the gift that keeps on givin’ eh? so far i’ve learned more about colognes than i ever cared to.

      i just wear my natural scent: sexxy.

      mostly that’s cuz i have no clue how to properly apply cologne. i get offended when folks way to zestfully clean all day so i’d hate to offend myself smelling like skunk ass all day.

    • Plain Ole Peyso

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      I’m under 30 too. John Varvatos is good for all of his scents. I’d recommend getting the trial pack from Sephora where you can try a few different things. Remember that you have to get one that matches your natural scent and the soap that you use

      • miss t-lee

        @Plain Ole Peyso,
        To piggyback off your comment. Sephora lets you get samples of anything, as many samples as you want. This is a great way to try stuff out to see how it works with your body chemistry before you drop change on it.

      • miss t-lee

        @Plain Ole Peyso,
        To piggyback off your comment. Sephora lets you get samples of anything, as many samples as you want. This is a great way to try stuff out to see how it works with your body chemistry before you drop change on it.

    • Plain Ole Peyso

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      I’m under 30 too. John Varvatos is good for all of his scents. I’d recommend getting the trial pack from Sephora where you can try a few different things. Remember that you have to get one that matches your natural scent and the soap that you use

    • Ivyette

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      Code (for men) by Armani. This smells heavenly on a guy. Panties will be thrown at you as you pass by.

      • Humble_One

        @Ivyette,

        “Code (for men) by Armani. This smells heavenly on a guy. Panties will be thrown at you as you pass by.”

        *goes to mall to purchase 2 bottles*

        • Ivyette

          @Humble_One,

          If I had better aim, I just might throw a pair of mine to you. :)

        • Ivyette

          @Humble_One,

          If I had better aim, I just might throw a pair of mine to you. :)

      • Humble_One

        @Ivyette,

        “Code (for men) by Armani. This smells heavenly on a guy. Panties will be thrown at you as you pass by.”

        *goes to mall to purchase 2 bottles*

      • miss t-lee

        @Ivyette,
        Co-sign. That code is so serious!

        • Ivyette

          @miss t-lee,

          So true. I have a bottle of the one for women, but the cologne is soooooo niiiiiiice.

        • Ivyette

          @miss t-lee,

          So true. I have a bottle of the one for women, but the cologne is soooooo niiiiiiice.

      • miss t-lee

        @Ivyette,
        Co-sign. That code is so serious!

    • Ivyette

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      Code (for men) by Armani. This smells heavenly on a guy. Panties will be thrown at you as you pass by.

    • word of mouth

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, Polo Blue and the Jean Paul Gaultier (the kind that comes in the bottle shaped like a man’s torso).

      I MUST say though, if I like a man, I’ll often prefer for him to just smell like soap or something. Sometimes men just smelling clean and manly is more of a turn-on than being drenched in some over-priced cologne (*side-eye at Diddy’s I Am King, smelling like new car infused with foot-and-ass*)

    • word of mouth

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, Polo Blue and the Jean Paul Gaultier (the kind that comes in the bottle shaped like a man’s torso).

      I MUST say though, if I like a man, I’ll often prefer for him to just smell like soap or something. Sometimes men just smelling clean and manly is more of a turn-on than being drenched in some over-priced cologne (*side-eye at Diddy’s I Am King, smelling like new car infused with foot-and-ass*)

    • Dee

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, Paris Hilton for Men. No, really. I straight up yanked this guy in the bar and demanded to know what he had on (and no I wasn’t drunk. yet)

      • Dee

        @Dee, oh and I love Neutrogena for men body wash, but it’s hard to find.

        • Sula

          @Dee,

          Neutrogena for men body wash

          My local walmart carries it… I think the bigger the store, the more likely you will be to find it.

        • Sula

          @Dee,

          Neutrogena for men body wash

          My local walmart carries it… I think the bigger the store, the more likely you will be to find it.

      • Dee

        @Dee, oh and I love Neutrogena for men body wash, but it’s hard to find.

    • Dee

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, Paris Hilton for Men. No, really. I straight up yanked this guy in the bar and demanded to know what he had on (and no I wasn’t drunk. yet)

    • Yeah…SO!?!

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, One of my “boos in queue” wears True Religion… Seriously wanted to bite his neck off… SERIOUSLY- delicious

    • Yeah…SO!?!

      @TheHallway/TheSunk, One of my “boos in queue” wears True Religion… Seriously wanted to bite his neck off… SERIOUSLY- delicious

    • Sula

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      Gualtier, Calvin Klein, Burberry

      Why are you excluding those finer perfurmeurs? They don’t make only one scent, you know… :)

      • http://TheSunk.com TheHallway/TheSunk

        @Sula,

        Cuz I’ve pretty much dealt with em I want sumthin new. Gualtier doesnt go with my natural scent. My cuz is has the Burberry. And I know what Calvin Klein I like.

      • http://TheSunk.com TheHallway/TheSunk

        @Sula,

        Cuz I’ve pretty much dealt with em I want sumthin new. Gualtier doesnt go with my natural scent. My cuz is has the Burberry. And I know what Calvin Klein I like.

    • Sula

      @TheHallway/TheSunk,

      Gualtier, Calvin Klein, Burberry

      Why are you excluding those finer perfurmeurs? They don’t make only one scent, you know… :)

    • http://TheSunk.com TheHallway/TheSunk

      @Everyone,

      Thanks for all the cologne advice. I might as well just print this page out. N take it to the dept. store with me

    • http://TheSunk.com TheHallway/TheSunk

      @Everyone,

      Thanks for all the cologne advice. I might as well just print this page out. N take it to the dept. store with me

  • http://TheSunk.com TheHallway/TheSunk

    I really dont know what to give up when ur in your thirty’s since Im not in my thirties.

    But I know that I just start looking for my signature cologne, that one smell that captures my life in one whiff, and it just might be John Varvatos’ “Vintage” cologne. I would love some good VSB and VSS input on some good colognes excluding Gualtier, Calvin Klein, Burberry, and citrus scents. Im more of a cedar type of Negro.

    Ladies what colognes get you to turn your head or stuff your face down in the pillow when he leaves? Help a young, handsome brother with no real lingering scent out…

  • http://twitter.com/streetztalk Streetztalk

    Cant cosign on the music post. Wacka Focka Flame may be a new move by Dhalsim in Street Fighter, but his music entertains, like most southern rap!

    I havent worn real camoflage shyt since the turn of the last decade either….

    I think what you need to add is the wearing of any durags. This should only be condoned if you are in jail or attempting to get waves (which you may want to give up too).

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @Streetztalk, Cant cosign on the music post. Wacka Focka Flame may be a new move by Dhalsim in Street Fighter, but his music entertains, like most southern rap!

      his music does entertain. that’s true. but my point is you shouldn’t be out there seeking and searching for the newest Wacka. lol.

      • http://twitter.com/streetztalk Streetztalk

        @Panama Jackson, LOLOL There’s some people who would say that you shouldn’t seek out some of the old stuff cats listen to either.

        So should dudes/chicks over 30 not seek out Drake? Cudi? J. Cole?

        Now I know your ish was sattire, lol

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @Streetztalk, not Cudi. cuz his album was trash. and i’m still not sold on J.Cole. he can rap but i aint really feeling him.

          so yeah, Drake it is. everybody should listen to Drake.

          • http://coolbreezej.wordpress.com CoolBreezeJ

            I’m sorry… I’m going to have to respectfully disagree here. Drake falls under the “should not be listened to beyond 30″ category. Right up to “So Far Gone,” he was (ageless) quality, but since then… Well, it’s just very difficult to come up with something worthwhile to say when you are putting out songs and features every five minutes. He needs to go back to taking time in between to gather his thoughts. *chuckle*

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @Streetztalk, not Cudi. cuz his album was trash. and i’m still not sold on J.Cole. he can rap but i aint really feeling him.

          so yeah, Drake it is. everybody should listen to Drake.

      • http://twitter.com/streetztalk Streetztalk

        @Panama Jackson, LOLOL There’s some people who would say that you shouldn’t seek out some of the old stuff cats listen to either.

        So should dudes/chicks over 30 not seek out Drake? Cudi? J. Cole?

        Now I know your ish was sattire, lol

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @Streetztalk, Cant cosign on the music post. Wacka Focka Flame may be a new move by Dhalsim in Street Fighter, but his music entertains, like most southern rap!

      his music does entertain. that’s true. but my point is you shouldn’t be out there seeking and searching for the newest Wacka. lol.

  • http://twitter.com/streetztalk Streetztalk

    Cant cosign on the music post. Wacka Focka Flame may be a new move by Dhalsim in Street Fighter, but his music entertains, like most southern rap!

    I havent worn real camoflage shyt since the turn of the last decade either….

    I think what you need to add is the wearing of any durags. This should only be condoned if you are in jail or attempting to get waves (which you may want to give up too).

  • Leila

    “Aspirations, hopes and dreams of fame and fortune if you’ve been toiling away for 10 years and you’re still only famous in your building”

    haha. Big co-sign!!! I see too many guys in their 30s who are trying to launch rap careers.

    • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com Monk

      @Leila,

      What if one is not trying to launch their rap career, but have been actually ‘paying dues’ for say a decade? Should he just drop it and quit?

      Has anyone ever considered the fact that the reason why a lot of us don’t relate to the rap music of today is ’cause it’s made by the teens and folks in their twenties? Maybe we’d like it more if there were more 30-something emcees coming out rappin’ about shyt we can relate to.

      • bittersweet’s baby

        @Monk,
        What if one is not trying to launch their rap career, but have been actually ‘paying dues’ for say a decade? Should he just drop it and quit?

        Pretty much. I’d say a decade is a great cut-off point for him to start exploring Plans B – Z.

        • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com Monk

          @bittersweet’s baby,

          If they’re working full time in another field to pay their bills, why not pursue your dreams in your spare time?

        • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com Monk

          @bittersweet’s baby,

          If they’re working full time in another field to pay their bills, why not pursue your dreams in your spare time?

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @Monk,

          i figured somebody would go this road, which is specifically why i put it up there.

          i think as a hobbyist you can do anything you want for as long as you want. i’m saying putting all your eggs in that one basket. or at least that’s my thinking. if your ass is 37 STILL on some, “i’m just one song away i got to go to the studio again tonight. those bills will all get paid when i finally hit it big…”

          you need to just damn quit.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @Monk,

          i figured somebody would go this road, which is specifically why i put it up there.

          i think as a hobbyist you can do anything you want for as long as you want. i’m saying putting all your eggs in that one basket. or at least that’s my thinking. if your ass is 37 STILL on some, “i’m just one song away i got to go to the studio again tonight. those bills will all get paid when i finally hit it big…”

          you need to just damn quit.

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @Panama,

          o_O @ your above post with all the lowercases.

          Did Champ hack into your account, Panda?

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @Panama,

          o_O @ your above post with all the lowercases.

          Did Champ hack into your account, Panda?

        • http://www.shesoflyy.blogspot.com Muze

          @Cheekie

          LOL i thought i was the only one who could tell who wrote the post by capitalization style. wow.

        • http://www.shesoflyy.blogspot.com Muze

          @Cheekie

          LOL i thought i was the only one who could tell who wrote the post by capitalization style. wow.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @Cheekie and Muze, i rarely capitalize my comments. my posts always have proper capitalization. but comments? i’m too lazy for all those extra key strokes just to make something uppercase.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @Cheekie and Muze, i rarely capitalize my comments. my posts always have proper capitalization. but comments? i’m too lazy for all those extra key strokes just to make something uppercase.

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @Panama Jackson,

          “i rarely capitalize my comments.”

          On the real? I never noticed. And I thought I had ya’ll pegged.

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @Panama Jackson,

          “i rarely capitalize my comments.”

          On the real? I never noticed. And I thought I had ya’ll pegged.

      • bittersweet’s baby

        @Monk,
        What if one is not trying to launch their rap career, but have been actually ‘paying dues’ for say a decade? Should he just drop it and quit?

        Pretty much. I’d say a decade is a great cut-off point for him to start exploring Plans B – Z.

      • Sula

        @Monk,

        I agree with you. Nobody should give up their dreams, if they have found a way to live/survive while doing it as an aside. Artists (real ones) will be artists regardless, so whether they make it “big” or not, they will (and should) be doing their thing…

      • Sula

        @Monk,

        I agree with you. Nobody should give up their dreams, if they have found a way to live/survive while doing it as an aside. Artists (real ones) will be artists regardless, so whether they make it “big” or not, they will (and should) be doing their thing…

      • Leila

        @Monk, “What if one is not trying to launch their rap career, but have been actually ‘paying dues’ for say a decade? Should he just drop it and quit?”

        I don’t think a person should quit, more like be realistic. Everyone should pursue their passion, but doing it full-time for many years and not having a plan B is different than part-time. I’m thinking about a friend’s ex who’s been pursuing a rap career forever. He’s 38 now and still doesn’t have a real job, no real income, because he still thinks he’s gonna blow up anyday now. This is someone who should pursue something else and rap part-time.

      • Leila

        @Monk, “What if one is not trying to launch their rap career, but have been actually ‘paying dues’ for say a decade? Should he just drop it and quit?”

        I don’t think a person should quit, more like be realistic. Everyone should pursue their passion, but doing it full-time for many years and not having a plan B is different than part-time. I’m thinking about a friend’s ex who’s been pursuing a rap career forever. He’s 38 now and still doesn’t have a real job, no real income, because he still thinks he’s gonna blow up anyday now. This is someone who should pursue something else and rap part-time.

      • Anthony

        Co-Sign… The Age merit seems to only apply to Hip Hop, what about Rock, Jazz, Dance, Techno, Blues, Reggae, Soul, Contempaorary, Alternative, POP. Age seems to just be a number in other genres.. Think on That Hip Hop a genres that has merged & crosslines in other genres should be aged capped… If you rapping and your 30 or 40 and you dont live home with your Mother or the homies.. Do It…

    • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com Monk

      @Leila,

      What if one is not trying to launch their rap career, but have been actually ‘paying dues’ for say a decade? Should he just drop it and quit?

      Has anyone ever considered the fact that the reason why a lot of us don’t relate to the rap music of today is ’cause it’s made by the teens and folks in their twenties? Maybe we’d like it more if there were more 30-something emcees coming out rappin’ about shyt we can relate to.

  • Leila

    “Aspirations, hopes and dreams of fame and fortune if you’ve been toiling away for 10 years and you’re still only famous in your building”

    haha. Big co-sign!!! I see too many guys in their 30s who are trying to launch rap careers.

  • http://sugarysweetdelusionsofgrandeur.blogspot.com/ TLC

    “Aspirations, hopes and dreams of fame and fortune if you’ve been toiling away for 10 years and you’re still only famous in your building”

    I kinda disagree….I mean the 40 year old rapper may need to call it a day, but plenty of actors, writers, and film-makers didn’t really become household names until they passed the 20-10 mark

    and this

    “Outfits that intentionally include sweat pants”

    I’d SO prefer to see an older man in sweat pants than his old school “player” look, including gray braids that start waaayyyy back there somewhere (yeah I’m looking at you Charlie Wilson)…but I guess that’s just me.

    • charli skipper

      @TLC,

      “I kinda disagree….I mean the 40 year old rapper may need to call it a day, but plenty of actors, writers, and film-makers didn’t really become household names until they passed the 20-10 mark ”

      cosign completely.

      • postmodern pwnage

        @charli skipper, i agree. it really depends on your craft. an aspiring model/dancer at 30? errm not a good look, but the writers/film makers/actors get a pass. Certain artistic venues are rift with ageism, while others not so much. Then again, you can dream big all you want, as long as we dont give up our day jobs past the age of 30. Waitress/actress label is only trendy in your 20’s.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @postmodern pwnage, Then again, you can dream big all you want, as long as we dont give up our day jobs past the age of 30. Waitress/actress label is only trendy in your 20’s.

          i think this is my main point. good job, plato.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @postmodern pwnage, Then again, you can dream big all you want, as long as we dont give up our day jobs past the age of 30. Waitress/actress label is only trendy in your 20’s.

          i think this is my main point. good job, plato.

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @postmodern pwnage,

          I agree that it depends on the aspiration. I mean, being an “aspiring writer” for a long time is one thing, but being an “aspiring Siegfried & Roy doppelganger act” is entirely another.

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @postmodern pwnage,

          I agree that it depends on the aspiration. I mean, being an “aspiring writer” for a long time is one thing, but being an “aspiring Siegfried & Roy doppelganger act” is entirely another.

      • postmodern pwnage

        @charli skipper, i agree. it really depends on your craft. an aspiring model/dancer at 30? errm not a good look, but the writers/film makers/actors get a pass. Certain artistic venues are rift with ageism, while others not so much. Then again, you can dream big all you want, as long as we dont give up our day jobs past the age of 30. Waitress/actress label is only trendy in your 20’s.

    • charli skipper

      @TLC,

      “I kinda disagree….I mean the 40 year old rapper may need to call it a day, but plenty of actors, writers, and film-makers didn’t really become household names until they passed the 20-10 mark ”

      cosign completely.

    • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com Monk

      @TLC,

      Yeah, I still pride myself in being able to go from dress suit to sweat suit at ease and rock both really well.

      • http://natashasjourney-natasha.blogspot.com Natasha

        @Monk, I actually like the fact that you can wear sweat suit to a dress suit. I think when your over 30 this should be something a man should can pull off. I do love to see a men in sweats and a hoodie. Also for him to be able to put on a suit or a dress shirt and jeans. That is sexy to me!

      • http://natashasjourney-natasha.blogspot.com Natasha

        @Monk, I actually like the fact that you can wear sweat suit to a dress suit. I think when your over 30 this should be something a man should can pull off. I do love to see a men in sweats and a hoodie. Also for him to be able to put on a suit or a dress shirt and jeans. That is sexy to me!

    • http://presidentialtelevisionandfilm.ning.com Monk

      @TLC,

      Yeah, I still pride myself in being able to go from dress suit to sweat suit at ease and rock both really well.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @TLC, I kinda disagree….I mean the 40 year old rapper may need to call it a day, but plenty of actors, writers, and film-makers didn’t really become household names until they passed the 20-10 mark

      you’re so sweet. as long as their are other means for living then ok. cool. hell, technically i need to stop writing my various screenplays, sketch shows, and treatises on world peace. but, i recognize that right now it’s a hobby.

      to each his own. keep on pushing.

      and the old school playa outfit is where its at. i have 7 of them lined up for when i turn 60.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @TLC, I kinda disagree….I mean the 40 year old rapper may need to call it a day, but plenty of actors, writers, and film-makers didn’t really become household names until they passed the 20-10 mark

      you’re so sweet. as long as their are other means for living then ok. cool. hell, technically i need to stop writing my various screenplays, sketch shows, and treatises on world peace. but, i recognize that right now it’s a hobby.

      to each his own. keep on pushing.

      and the old school playa outfit is where its at. i have 7 of them lined up for when i turn 60.

    • mssmtaylor

      @TLC,
      omgawdt lol..Charlie is like 100 aint he?

    • mssmtaylor

      @TLC,
      omgawdt lol..Charlie is like 100 aint he?

  • http://sugarysweetdelusionsofgrandeur.blogspot.com/ TLC

    “Aspirations, hopes and dreams of fame and fortune if you’ve been toiling away for 10 years and you’re still only famous in your building”

    I kinda disagree….I mean the 40 year old rapper may need to call it a day, but plenty of actors, writers, and film-makers didn’t really become household names until they passed the 20-10 mark

    and this

    “Outfits that intentionally include sweat pants”

    I’d SO prefer to see an older man in sweat pants than his old school “player” look, including gray braids that start waaayyyy back there somewhere (yeah I’m looking at you Charlie Wilson)…but I guess that’s just me.

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