Monday, November 28, 2011

Have the Real Housewives of Atlanta gone too far?

For four seasons, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” television show has been a juggernaut hit for the Bravo TV network. The show’s premise is designed to showcase affluent women’s lifestyles. Weekly episodes usually include the ladies shopping, gossiping and a variety of their exaggerated drama. Although there have been some cast changes since the show’s initial 2008 season, viewers have remained faithful watchers. Unfortunately, it may not stay this way forever. After watching last night’s episode, I felt disgusted and extremely uncomfortable. I can only imagine what other people may think as well.

During the last scene of yesterday’s episode, the housewives (keep in mind I’m using this term loosely) gathered together for fellow castmate, Kandi Burruss’ birthday party. Party guest, Phaedra Parks hired a male exotic dancer for the festivities. Parks who joined the show last season continually hinted about how much ‘talent’ the stripper had. The dancer, who goes by the stage name, Ridiculous, jumped out of a red box and began his routine. Once he began removing his clothing, the censors failed to really do their job. It was very plain what was occurring. Cameramen panned from the dancer’s routine to the women’s shocked faces. Then the unthinkable happened. The stripper performed a sexual act on himself. That is the most descriptive I will get regarding that infamous act. Many of the guests who appeared downright appalled left the party soon after.

So here is when the question comes into play. Do you believe the RHOA have gone too far? Should there be a definitive line to want is shown on TV regardless if it is cable or not? Though viewers may be tuning in to see the bickering amongst the women and the breakup to makeup friendships, I do not believe that anyone would want to see any behavior reminiscent of Sunday’s episode. Hopefully, something as shocking as what took place was a one -time deal and will never ever occur again.

LOL of the Day: Kenny Brooks [Video]

Before we get all the way into this, I have to BIG UP my supplier Dizzy and the source from which he got this. Thanks for the laugh fellas.


T.I. Speaks On Eminem [Video]

I haven’t had a chance to speak to Em since I’ve been home. I heard that while I was down, he was trying to get in contact with me, but I don’t know if the dots just didn’t connect. [Eminem] overcoming his own adversities, winning the battle against his own demons and continuing to break the mold and re-set the standard of what it means to be the most successful hip-hop artist in the game … I salute that to no end.

I love what he’s doing with Slaughterhouse. I love the move that he made to sign Yelawolf. And the record with him and Royce Da 5′9″. That record is going H.A.M. He killed that BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher. I’ve been peeping the move.


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Word to JaZZo, she should return that email I sent her! Ha! Check out this unreleased joint out...

On behalf of 2Doper


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The Dreamer/The Believer December 20th...make sure you support G.O.O.D. Music!


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If when you die you get a tribute from the following:

Doug E. Fresh
Goodie Mob
Naughty By Nature
Big Daddy Kane AND
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on behalf of had to be the man.


My Week With Marilyn [Trailer]

This one is for my sister...she's a fan of the subject, or the anomaly that is Marilyn Monroe rather. And she deserves this dedication...

Love you yo...

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.


Release Date: 4 November 2011
Genre: Drama
Cast: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh
Directors: Simon Curtis
Studio: The Weinstein Company


Our 2000th Post: Thanks!

I don't like to spend too much time being emotional and trying to provide a warm & fuzzy care bear feeling via this space and the words we choose to share, but we owe our sincere gratitude to a few instrumental parties involved in this project of ours.

So, it was my intention to drop this piece on's 1 year anniversary, which was actually SEPTEMBER 22nd...but what I've realized in a mere one year of "blogging" is, it is not so much about WHEN you drop a story or a write-up, but more about HOW you drop it. What's your take, spin, or point of view? That, is what's most important. My take here is: we couldn't have done it without you! Thank you from the bottom of our SCREAMING little hearts. You guys rock.


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