Getting Your Boondocks Season 3 Fix Uncensored (For A Fee) or Censored (For Free)

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Ever want to watch new episodes of the Boondocks, but without the censorship? And you can’t wait for it to come on DVD? Well, Sony and Amazon is giving you a chance to own a video file of “It’s a Black President, Huey Freeman“, uncensored and in HD. It will only cost you $2.99 (or you can get the non-HD version for $1.99). They will have each show available for download 24 hours after it premiered on TV without all the bleeping.

These episodes are also available on iTunes.

If you rather pre-order the whole season on DVD, Amazon got that deal as well.

Lastly, if you want to check out the show as it was seen on TV, you can check it out on Adult Swim.

Caveat with the free episodes: Adult Swim will only showcase one new episode at a time and will replace this episode with a new one once a new episode airs until the season is finish.

So, get your fix people!

Season Premiere of The Boondocks – May 2nd [Clip]

The Boondocks is Back. Yeeeah Boy!

In the season premiere, it’s shaping up to be a documentary looking back the election of Obama. Prepare yourself for a now geek-up version of Thugalicious, as well as a internet meme showing up. Episode’s name? “It’s a Black President, Huey Freeman”

Another new thing about? If you have an HD TV, this season (which could be the last season) is in HD. Sweet.

I can’t wait… actually, I have to. I don’t have TV. It’s known in the past that New Episodes will premiere on Adult Swim’s website either the day before, of, or after. So, I’ll get my fix most likely on Monday. Enjoy the show! :)

Public Service Announcement (or the blog entry I promised to finally post)

hiatusSo, after a few months of posting in other places, I am back posting here. Yes, the last blog  entry was in November. Soon, it will be 5 months into the new year… and I am only posting a blog entry now? Yes.

And yes, I know a lot of things had happened. Yes, I know a lot things will happen. Yes, I know the Boondocks post is out dated, and I’m supposed to keep on top of it. I’m sorry!

Did I give up on blogging? No. I took an unannounced hiatus simply because back in December, my laptop was stolen. I managed to get a new laptop after Christmas. However, most of my energy went to fix other things.

So, what I’ve been doing all this time? Well, I got a lot of new things to share with you.

First, I have been posting on other blog sites. Let me share that with you:

  • Windows 7: It’s Vista Done Right! (Black Web 2.0)
    Review of Windows 7 and why I think you should go ahead and upgrade (or not).
  • Is Crowdsourcing Just Another Word For “Contest”? (Black Web 2.0)
    I covered the concept of crowdsourcing and if it’s really useful.
  • #OMGFacts – Tasteless Facts Can Ruin You! (ploked.com)
    A twitter hashtag posted one fact on one day that no one thought was tasteful, and documented how the move ruined the account owner’s rep. (FYI: It’s not totally ruined. It spawned other “me too” accounts)
  • Stop Laptop Predators With “Prey” (Black Web 2.0)
    With my laptop stolen, I promised myself I’ll look into getting protection from human thefts. I found a nice open-source program that is free to use and reviewed how to use it.
  • Just Say No to Dating Sites! (Candy Diaries)
    On a personal note (maybe a bit too personal), I explained why you have better chances finding a date online by not using a dating site.
  • Oh Ning It! The Cost of Free (ploked.com)
    With Ning phasing out the Free Social Networking sites to focus on the premium owners, I explained the cost of using a free app with a simple math equation.

I will be writing for various other sites on the theme of tech news and giving editorial commentary on both social media and culture. Also, if you have been reading my Twitter updates, I’ve been posting on a blog called #HipHopJourney. The reasons behind it will be revealed eventually.

So, where does that leave us? Well, I will be posting at least three times a week. #MusicMonday posts will still be around, so that’s my one post. The other two… I dunno. Asking me to do ONE post is hard enough. However, #MusicMondays, I’ll do. Promise. I swear. I even got a few people lined up for your consumption.

Nukirk’s coming back… and this time, he’s taking no prisoners!

(Or whatever makes you happy. Yeah…)

P.S. – I’m also fixing stuff around here. So, give me a moment to fix it…

Update (4/28/10 9:50 PM): I actually did three posts for Black Web 2.0. I added it to the post. (Stop Laptop Predators With “Prey” link)

#MusicMonday – Tabou TMF aka Mr. Undefineable – Eagles Fly High (Part 1)

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Who: Tabou TMF (who?) aka Mr. Undefinable is an experienced DJ from the Bronx specializing in R&B, Reagge/Dancehall and Hip-Hop. He’s an uplifting artist, who practice what he preaches (and without being preachy). While he’s more known as a business man, promoter and graphic designer, his true love is within the music he creates, wither it’s behind the boards, on the turntables or in front of the mic, laying down vocals.

How I Discover Him: Truth be told: this artist I known for mad years. With that out in the open, it’s easy to say I’m pretty bias in promoting him. (This is what makes me different from other people; I’m upfront with you.) However, truth be told, I held back from giving him an honest opinion, all because of this close association. However, I’m all about promoting the good stuff and I rather promote the ones who’s working hard to get it out there. This forum is not really big, but if there’s any way I can help any artist without being sold to, then I’ll put them on.

First Impressions: Ever read a mixtape title, put in the mixtape and wonder “why the bloody hell they named this mixtape that?” Well, this one is NOT one of those mixtapes. In the Drake era where mixtapes sounds like full albums, you can expect this one to sound like an album… until you reach certain parts that reminds you “yeah, it’s a mixtape”. Don’t get me wrong, though. All songs blend in beautifully, from beginning to end, laced with inspirational soundbites from Barack Obama. This artist is a DJ/rapper, so expect some R&B/Hip-Hop mainstream stars to make (remixed) appearances. There are other artists from the Bronx that Tabou features such as Moonface (an alternative rap group) and Neyesus (Pronounced Nic-est, who introduced himself between “All the Time” & “Life of a Rap Star”).

A another nice touch is that while this mixtape features well-known (and slept on) beats, Tabou was smart enough to include some original material. “New York City Anthem” and “Ya Mind Is Ya Mind” (as far as I can tell) are the gems that hint that he can carry his own weight.

Few things that confuses me (I can hear him now saying “oh no”): What’s up with the “Bonus Tracks”? While I can understand how they don’t exactly match the flow of the album, it actually took away from the overall download. One or two bonus tracks are fine, but 6? With these tracks mixed in with original listings, it can overshadow the mixtape, making it intimidating to listen to. Maybe if the bonus tracks was a separate download, it will make the overall experience easier to shallow. Also, “New York City Anthem” is my least favorite track for two reasons: The timing of the track with the other NYC Anthem aka Empire State of Mind is getting played to death on the radio. The other reason? Heavy censorship of the record.

Hard Hitting Tracks: Well, he said he’s “Mr. Versatile” on one of the tracks. So, “Cool Dude” pull off the “Alternative Sound”. “”Ya Mind Is Ya Mind” pulls off the “conscious hip-hop” lyrics with a “street banging” track and lastly “All The Time” which actually a background from “Overtime” by Ace Hood shows that he can make music pop, along with Neyesus, balancing out the song’s message of yin and yang.

How To Get It: Simply go to his Ghettovibes “Featured Artist” page and click on the download link. Sign up for his emailing list while you’re there so you can keep up to date about future updates.

So, check out “Eagles Fly High” and get inspired to fly high!

Tabou TMF’s Twitter :: Tabou’s MySpace Page :: I Am Undefinable (Artist Web Site) :: Ghettovibes.com (Promotion Site)

#MusicMondays – Every Monday (when I get the free time), I will share music and showcasing artists who’s making it happen for themselves. Check out Thought Remixer on Mondays for new artists.

If you’re an artist and would like to be consider, simply contact me via the contact page or upload your music on the ride side of the blog. All music will be review, chart on Last.FM and if I like it, I’ll write a post about it. Of course, if you paid attention to the last few artists in this series, they never really asked me to review their music, I asked them. So, you might want to be creative with your approach.

#MusicMonday – Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) – Captivated & Electric Kiss

Usually, the Music Monday feature is reserved for unknown artists. However, when someone pointed out this clip, I just have to feature it.

Before the present-day Lady Gaga, there was a woman named Stefani Germanotta. Unlike Lady Gaga, Stefani’s image is less extreme and… (there I say it) we know she’s a female. Before she did “Poker Face”, she wanted to do… artistic works. What lead her to change-up from Stefani to Lady Gaga? That I can’t tell you. But I did enjoy her pre-Lady Gaga clip. I just hope you find this rare look at the now famous Lady Gaga and know that maybe there’s a method to her madness. Maybe, just maybe, I could be wrong about this mainstream artist.

#MusicMonday – Tehn Diamond – Student of the Game

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Who: Tehn Diamond is a young singer/songwriter/rapper from Zimbabwe. The name is combination of his ?rst name “Tendai” and the nickname “Diamond” which he takes to mean, “Be grateful, but shine.” His alter ego/virtual partner name’s is “Hash Brown”.

How Did I Discover Him: In one of my Twitter questions, I asked a rather simple question about mixtape promotions. He answered my question and in return, I decided to listen to his mixtape. It took me a while to get to it, but he was patience. Now, I find myself reciting some lines from his delivery.

First Impression: Well, I download the mixtape, thinking he was a Howard University student (First impression for a reason) and expected the theme of college student life. While I was somewhat right about the theme of the mixtape, I was caught off guard him not being a “state-sider” when “Lucifer” freestyle hit my ears with lyrics proclaiming “oh no! He’s not American! He’s not a thug or a gangsta or anything! So why the hell is he rapping then? In fact I heard he’s an African!” This is a true mixtape since no song runs over 4 minutes (the longest song is “No Lie”, which is 15 seconds under 4 minutes). Also in true mixtape fashion, expect a lot of scratches, loops, promos, skits, the whole nine yards. While he raps (his flow is unique, not to hard to follow, even when he does the rapid-fire chants) and sings, I’m wondering if he can rock a full album… or if he even wants to make a full album. Only time will tell.

Hard Hitting Tracks: While he’s got a nice flow, one got to wonder how hard can one rap on a recycled beat, especially when the beats were use by Nas and Jay-Z? The real question is, can he make the tracks his own? Well, while he did stick with the chorus of Nas’ “Hero” and the flow of Jay-Z’s “Lucifer”, he managed to do the beat justice with his brand of lyrics. In “Hero” he sticks with Country Pride and with “Lucifer”, he plays comical with his marketability as an African college student rapper.

With that said, the hardest track I think that suits him is the horn blaring, rapid-fire “4 Minute Bar Exam.” However, the title itself is misleading since the song length is actually 2:14 long. This song’s subject? The usual hip-hop staple; ego-driven bravo.

While the mixtape is a good listen, it just leaves you thirsty for more. With songs ending too quickly, you can’t help but wonder what else is in store from this artist.

How to get it: Since it’s a mixtape, you can download it for free from his official website. Just look for the download link, unzip and enjoy.

So, get that mixtape and brag that you just music tastes just went global. Just make sure to actually read a thing or two about Zimbabwe. There’ not a lot of African references, but expanding your mind is strongly urge here on Thought Remixer.

Tehn Diamond’s Twitter :: Tehn Diamond’s MySpace :: Hash Brown Don’t Frown (Official Web Site)

#MusicMondays – Every Monday (when I get the free time), I will share music and showcasing artists who’s making it happen for themselves. Check out Thought Remixer on Mondays for new artists.

If you’re an artist and would like to be consider, simply contact me via the contact page or upload your music on the ride side of the blog. All music will be review to, chart on Last.FM and if I like it, I’ll write a post about it. Of course, if you paid attention to the last few artists in this series, they never really asked me to review their music, I asked them. So, you might want to be creative with your approach.

#MusicMonday – HaZiq aLi: Business Is Good

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Who: Haziq Ali (pronunced Ha-zeek) is a motivational hip-hop artist from DC, now in Atlanta. Owner of Organized Rhyme, he’s out to set an example that rappers can make motivational music without sounding peachy (or in the worse case, cheesy). He’s also a motivational speaker who’s serious about helping others help themselves.

How Did I Discover Him: I didn’t really discover him, he discovered me. We met via Twitter and never mentioned anything about himself to me. I followed him back,  and after consulting with him about his WordPress blog, he started talking about and mentioning me more. So, I decided to ask him for a mixtape. He told me that he’s actually got an album. Without even researching him (other than from his blog posts), I was in shocked when I heard the album.

First Impressions: It’s a rare feat for me to listen through an entire album without skipping a track, especially from someone who I have not heard about… at all. I actually like the album this way is in itself high praise. The sound is a mixture of southern hip-hop and positive vibes. His flow brought back memories of Lord Have Mercy, a former member of Flipmode Squad. (you know, back in the day when it’s was more than just a brand name Busta Rhymes says in every damn song… now, it’s just a brand name Busta Rhymes says in every damn song)

Hard Hitting Track: There’s a few gems in here that I think are worth mentioning. “Mash” comes to mind. I can’t pick just one track, so I’ll have to say three tracks in addition to “Mash” would be “There He Goes Again” (it got comical truths about the way the world works) and “Trap Musick” (he explains why they call it “Trap Musick”, along with a familiar hook right out of an 80s Coke commercial)

How To get The Music: Other than Lala (the previews here will allow you to play the whole song once. Afterwards, you can buy the MP3 or “rent it” for 10 cents and play it unlimited from Lala’s website.), you can also buy it from Amazon as an MP3 or CD. It’s a full album full of songs that is worth the purchase. On the CD, there’s a phone number to contact Haziq directly, which makes the motivational part of his game just as real as his music.

So, get “Business Is Good” and Prosper.

Haziq’s Twitter :: Haziq’s MySpace Page :: Haziq’s WordPress Blog

#MusicMondays – Every Monday (when I get the free time), I will share music and showcasing artists who’s making it happen for themselves. Check out Thought Remixer on Mondays for new artists.

If you’re an artist and would like to be consider, simply contact me via the contact page or upload your music on the ride side of the blog. All music will be review to, chart on Last.FM and if I like it, I’ll write a post about it. Of course, if you paid attention to the last two artists in this series, they never really asked me to review their music, I asked them. So, you might want to be creative with your approach.

So… Where’s #MusicMondays… & Other Posts Man???

So… I guess some people (like 10 of you) maybe wondering what’s up with the promise of Music Monday posts, especially since I promised to do one every single Monday. Seems like every time I post up something after a hiatus about a hiatus, I feel bad. However, I decided that next Monday, I will post up 4 Music Monday posts to make up for the lack of all the ones I want to post up in October.

Yes, I know I’m setting myself up for a lot, but I do have reviews and some new music to showcase. So, just hold up until then.

As for other posts, I will try to get to them next month. I have written a post for Black Web 2.0, so keep on a look out for that one.