Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Young Money Pecking Order

Dude killed this article!

#BigUps XXL. Way to pick 'em...

I’m in a bad mood.

I was watching Jersey Shore on my computer, and then I got some email from XXL telling me that I won their blog competition. That’s great, but I was in the middle of watching Jersey Shore. It might be the greatest reality TV show that I have ever seen (“That girl is a double bagger. You wear a bag on your face in case the bag on hers falls off.”). And now XXL is giving me deadlines? Four blog entries before the end of the week? When do I get that check? I’m all about my money. And yet, I find myself exiting the Jersey Shore window, and writing this blog, so that I can “show and prove” to XXL’s millions of readers why I should be given a voice. Shit, talk about pressure. I feel like Dre after a Detox meeting with Jimmy Iovine.

Video: Nicki Minaj x will.i.am - "Check It Out"

"Check It Out" No, really...

That was cheesy right? LOL, I know, I couldn't resist.

So, what did y'all think about that???


Magic At Work

When I say "Magic Johnson," what is the very first thing that comes to mind???

Maybe it's the Lakeshow, leading fast breaks with James Worthy and Kareem.

Maybe it's what seems like a lifetime "battle" (not quite sure that's the right word) with HIV/AIDS.

OR Maybe it's the NBA Analytic skills he displays night in and night out on TNT during the season.

But, here's what you should think immediately...

Magic Johnson is about his business. Earlier this week, NBA legend, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, sold his 4.5% interest in the Lakeshow. The following day, he also sold his 105 Starbucks retail locations back to the company for over $100 million! Yeah a 100 mil. Not only did these actions create a buzz among the public, but Johnson says he chose to sell purely because the deals made good business sense. And we were supposed to believe that...

Last Wednesday, the announcement was made that Magic Johnson Enterprises, along with an ownership team comprised of four local Hollywood companies and premiere North American travel retailer, Hudson Group, have been selected by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to refresh the retail concessions program throughout 4 terminals of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The deal generates approximately 21 news, gift, book and specialty retail stores, totaling 20,716 sq ft of prime selling space in Terminals 4, 5, 7 and 8.

Magic had this to say...

“Our plan is a long-term commitment to transform the airport's current retail
concessions and turn LAX into a vibrant, modern retail destination to rival any
airport in the world."
I see you shinning Magic.


Presidential Hov

Deputy White House Press Secretary William Burton, reported to the New York Post:

The brains behind President Obama’s 2008 election campaign are already strategizing how to re-energize the youth and minority vote for 2012. Their answer: partner with Jay-Z. “I can’t believe you’ve finally heard the chatter about him replacing Larry Summers,” Deputy White House Press Secretary William Burton told us. “In all seriousness, keep in mind he was pretty active during the 2008 election, so I don’t think it’d surprise anyone that he would be involved again. But it’s a little premature.” An insider says strategists feel comfortable with Jay-Z because he’s a respectable celebrity who can reignite their message of hope."

Looks like another POWER MOVE for Mr. Carter. I think he should just chill for at least a year to let the rest THINK that they're catching up. #imjustsayin.