Soooo my test results revealed that I BELONG IN GEORGIA. Still my heart belongs to the West Coast…
America’s Mood Map: An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude
West Virginia is the most neurotic state, Utah is the most agreeable and the folks of Wisconsin are the country’s most extroverted, a new study says. Take TIME’s test to find out which state most suits you.
Take The Test
Idris Elba star of The Wire, Mandela , the Playboy interview:
PLAYBOY: You were a working actor in London before you moved to New York and had some rough years prior to The Wire. How bad did it get?
ELBA: It was a wickedly tough time. I lived in a van for about three months. It was a gold and brown Astro with brown velour seats. I was going through a tough time with my then wife, and the money I made under the table as a DJ went to make sure she was okay. I’d had three or four years of unemployment, not getting acting jobs. I was watching Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes and saying, “I can do that. I can be right there with them.” My wife was about eight and a half months pregnant by the time I got the news I was going to be on The Wire. If I didn’t get it, I was going to leave the U.S. We knew that if I didn’t have acting work after my daughter was born we would be up shit street.
Reblogged from C H A R L I E
WE DON’T NEED COMPLEX MAG VALIDATION
I realize I can’t and I step back. That’s why I didn’t speak on y’all when the list first popped up. I just stepped back and said, “That’s y’all right to do that.” But I’m starting to see Complex. Y’all cover all the shit you don’t like about hip-hop. I stepped back and watched for months. I’ve come to a conclusion: Complex don’t love this shit. They’re not in it. They cover it from a bourgeoisie perspective. We’re judged by our peers. We’re not judged by somebody putting stories up writing an article. We don’t even know your background. You gotta validate your opinion in the real world. You can’t just walk on Crenshaw and Slauson and say, “I don’t like Nipsey’s project,” ’cause niggas gonna beat you up. Who are you to say that? I’m offended by the throw-a-stone-and-hide-your-hand operation of this industry. Diss a nigga one month because you think his career is over. And the nigga turn around and shift culture and you ask for an interview?. Fuck your interview, nigga. Quote me on that.
Just finished S2S magazine and I must say, I definitely learned a lot reading about the life+times of Mali Hunter, general manager of the most peaceful/relaxed studio in #ATL, Tree Sound Studios. I encourage y’all to read up on her story, especially if you’ve ever thought about giving up on life. #beencouraged #Treesound #music #studio #TreeSOS #itaintover #atlanta #ga #magazines #sister2sister #s2s #jamiefosterbrown #interview
Brandy Norwood. Eva Gabor. D’Angelo. Aubrey O’Day. Sarah Palin. Kelly Rowland. Jennifer Aniston. I share my birthday with some interesting folks….