[Admin Note: You’d think after all these years of knowing one another I’d remember this easily, but I’m only human..flesh and blood, a man. So for those who don’t follow Champ on FB, today is his birthday! Let’s wish him a happy birthday peopel!]
I wasn’t going to post anything. I was going to ride this mini-vacation that Champ and I are taking well into 2014. See, when you do what we do as well as we do what we done did for as long as we been doing it, you enjoy the moments where you can take breaks.
Especially when you know what we know about about that new-new…new-new for you-you. Around VSB HQ, 2014 actually promises to bring some advancements of the National Colored People type.
But in the meantime between time, I figured I’d keep the party going for one more day before we sign off for 2013 (it really is amazing that 2013 is coming to an end) and allow us to get out some of our “Best ofs…” We all have them. So I’m going to just make up a bunch on the spot. Feel the rhythm; feel the rhyme. Get on up, it’s PJ time. So…back in the days on the boulevard of Linden…
- Best Album of 2013 – Beyoncé – Beyoncé (self-titled) – Hands down one of my most favoritest albums I’ve heard in quite some time. I haven’t liked an album – independent of genre – since Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and I’m pretty sure I humped that album a time or two. I was alone when it happened but it happened. Point is, I love this Bey album like XO. Surfboart.
- Best Worst Rant of 2013 – Wale calling the Complex Magazine Offices Over Not Being on Shitty Complex List – Wale thought he was Kanye for a second. Except he’s totally not. The dumbest part of this epic rant was that Wale wasn’t on ANYBODY’S year end list. Like seriously. The album wasn’t good, but Complex’s list was trash too. In fact, 95 percent of Complex’s lists are trash. But still, Wale went Kanye and I think Brick killed a guy (though…Anchorman 2!!!)
- Best Movie Named The Best Man Holiday – This was a tough one but it won by a landslide. 2013 brought us the return of the cast of one of the Black movies from the past that we loved and did what happens to most Black folks in movies….killed somebody off. Somebody gone. That ninja dead. Other than that, it was a pretty good year for movies with Black folks in them.
- Best VSB Moment of 2013 – I actually have no idea what this would be. It could include the pilot. It could include the plane. I’m open to suggestion on this one. It’s been a good year for us here at VSB Mansion. <—- across the street from Thugz Mansion.
- Best Of The Black Movies that Include Black Movies in 2013 – Many will say Fruitvale Station. Or 12 Years A Slave. The movie with the most impact was The Best Man Holiday. I don’t have an opinion on this. I just like movies. Why do a best and not take a stand. I sat down.
Look, it’s late. And it’s almost 2014 and it’s entirely possible that I’ve been drinking (likely). But it’s Monday, and we’re all (Lord willing) about to enter into 2014 eyes wide open. So let’s close out the year on a good note. I got the ball rolling with THE most random list you ever did read.
What are some of your own bests that represent 2013 for you? Holla at a playa!
Happy New Year to you and yours from us and ours here at VSB!!!
See you on the other side!