Monday, March 06, 2006

It's Not That Hard Out Here anymore for Me

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Last night I watched probably the proudest moment in my life on television… Now typically I rarely watch award shows because they tend to be quite redundant and boring (ex. MTV Awards, Grammys, Vibe) But when I heard a couple of weeks ago that 3-6 Mafia was going to be actually performing “It’s Hard Out Here for A Pimp” I knew I was in store for some ground breaking ish..

Many questions ran through my mind.. 1. Are they going to keep clean? What are they going to wear? Were the going to be themselves? Being that the Oscars is probably the snootiest, snobbiest of crowds I was just anxious to see what was going to go down. Cause if you are like me and have been listening to 3-6 Mafia (who, in my own opinion are the originators of “Crunk’ music) for the last 10 years are fully aware that their music has been known to incite a riot or two and revolutionized “throwing bows” as an art form. I flipped back and forth for about 2 hours when I finally stumbled upon appropriately, Ludacris presenting none other than 3-6 Mafia featuring Taraji P. Henson who was looking decent for a change. She’s the best in the game when its come to playing chickenhead role in a movie.. (She’s part of the reason I quote Baby Boy so much) I was pleased that they kept it gangsta the whole time and didn’t sell out. I was leaning and rocking and gangsta walking the entire performance. Now if that would have been it then I would have been cool..

But then when actually got to the presentation of the award I said to myself “There is no way in hell they are going to let these niggas win, I mean they just let Jaime Foxx, Denzel and Halle win the last 2 –3 years. The Academy has reached its quota for black folks for at least a good 25 years. When they were about to open the envelope I was sweating as if my ass was R.Kelly at Girl Scouts meeting.. And the Oscar goes to ……….Jordan Houston and Paul Bearugard bka Juicy J, and DJ Paul.. I was jumping up and down.. And the beautiful thing about it all they were actually happy they won.. Just cheeseing from ear to ear showing they grillz off.. Screaming Memphis, Tennessee.. I'd like to thank my baby momma, Pookie, Ray-Ray, Craig and dem!!…

The quote of the evening came from Jon Stewart who chastised the relatively boring crowd “Why is it that they aren’t even actors (well actually they are they did make those funny ass “Choices” movies)and they are they happiest to actually receive this award…

My final thought to myself: Hell has actually frozen over now.. and Pigs are going to start flying soon.

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Im glad someone else realized the significance of this moment. I dont think i have ever been more proud to be from TN. I didnt even see it, but me and my boys listened to triple six hits for at least an hour as a tribute/to release all the crunk excitement after somebody texted me that they won and that true to form they kept it gangsta (i.e-not ludacris). the only better award show moment was the drunken/naked anna nicole introduction of kanye. that has supplied me with too many jokes not to get some recognition as well.

By Blogger LO, at 11:10 AM  

Zeezy, I'm reaching but I can't feeling you. I'm trying. I wanted to not shirk away from my television screen but I couldn't help it. I wanted to believe that Hollywood was promoting diversity, but I didn't really feel that way.

I felt like the Acadamey pulled a fast one on us, just so they could laugh and email the youtube link to eachother!

By Blogger Miss Ahmad, at 1:50 PM  

im sick i missed the performance but John Stewart was off the chain last night. He gave all those hollyweird-ists the bizness. It was a great night.

By Blogger woodrow241, at 2:37 PM  

What's up Zeezy! Just stopping in to say hey!!

By Blogger LivingSingle, at 7:44 PM  

Represent!!! I did the same thing on my Big hugs!

By Blogger Georgiapeach, at 11:47 AM  

them my folks main. nice post chk mine out called 6 6 6

By Blogger Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T, at 8:07 AM  

i missed it...and i guess i didn't miss much.

By Blogger muffin, at 3:18 AM  

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