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Movies

Kevin Smith’s “The Flying Car” [2002]

This should’ve been Clerks II

 


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Greatness Hip-Hop

Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents” Video Shoot [1995]

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On the set of Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents” video, they drank Cristal and played Monopoly with real money. Along with Jay and his crew were AZ, Smoothe Da Hustla, and The Notorious B.I.G.

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Films

Marlon Brando Nearly Ruined My Favorite Film

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I’m a huge fan of The Godfather trilogy, so much so that the prevailing negative opinions about the third film led me to write an entire book defending it and other projects and people I think are unfairly criticized. The Godfather Part II is not only my favorite film of all time, but I truly believe it is the greatest American film ever made. It is perfect in every way.

And it was nearly all undone.

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Greatness NBA

“Hey Jordan, Pick on Someone Your Own Size!”

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One of my favorite Michael Jordan stories (of which there are thousands), as told by Karl Malone:

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Enjoying Life

My Family IS My Legacy

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If you want to be a workaholic or follow your passion with tireless enthusiasm and determination, I wish you all the best.

As long as there isn’t someone at home waiting for you the whole time.

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I Was There

I Was There: On Stage at a Comedy Club with Greg Fitzsimmons

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It doesn’t always come across in my self-loathing or self-congratulatory writing, but I can be a pretty funny guy. However, my humor comes from either conversation or reference. I can make my coworkers laugh by imitating an executive or make friends laugh by relaying stories that we all experienced. But I could never make a room full of strangers laugh on demand. Stand-up comedy is an incredible skill, one I’ve never even pretended to have.

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Books Hip-Hop Rap

My Five Favorite Hip-Hop Books

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Over the past thirty years, there have been a lot of books written about hip-hop. It seems that any idiot with a laptop has not only written a book on the subject, but also a sequel.

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The Musical Outcast

Rap Voltron: Building the Ultimate MC

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For my first guest post on England’s The Musical Outcast, I chose a dream team of rappers that would form Voltron to create the perfect MC.

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NBA What If

What If: NBA Draft Edition

How different would the Association had looked if different decisions had been made? 

2007 NBA Draft Portraits

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Knowledge

Most College Majors Are Overrated

“Having a soft major is nowhere near the career death sentence that so many make it out to be. The world is changing, and the U.S. economy with it. Our economy is shifting to a service-and information-based economy, and soft majors are already becoming more and more valuable.”

— Tucker Max

For my final two years as an undergrad, I worked in the admissions office and as student workers, one of our biggest tasks was to serve as tour guides. Any time I gave a tour and was asked for one piece of advice to give to incoming freshmen, I always said the same thing: wait as long as possible to choose a major.