Over the weekend, I finally saw this Derrick Rose-Adidas commercial that I’ve heard so much about.
“Remember this number….9.8
That’s not the time on the shot clock…
Or the seconds left in the game…
It’s not the number of times I will light you up…
Nah, 9.8 isn’t any of that. It’s ounces. And that makes this (adiZero Crazy Light shoe) the lightest ever.”
Now up until that last line, Adidas had me hooked. With an appropriate Big Sean song in the background, along with some great DRose highlights, I was convinced this would be my new favorite basketball commercial, right behind the Michael Jordan “Maybe” and the MJ “Failure” spots. The last line just ruined it for me, 9.8 ounces? I can’t get inspired or feel like I need to buy those shoes with that tagline.
Here’s a commercial that makes me want to get out and get my game up:
Mr. Zone 6 himself, Gucci Mane La Flare returns with a sequel to 2009’s Writing on the Wall. Rumored to be fresh off of a recent prison sentence, Gucci links up with longtime mixer DJ Holiday in an attempt to recover some buzz lost from prison.
Gucci fans strongly remember 2008-2009 where the former So Icey Boss seemed to be the newest star in the rap market, with constant mixtapes and magazine covers Gucci couldn’t be stopped. This was a difference from ’05-’07 where Gucci was a mostly underground rapper minus his first album Traphouse. As fame seemed to change Gucci, the rapper has sharply attempted to switch his image back to the hard-hitting street general that fans know him as. Lets hope Gucci can find some of the magic of 2009 that had fans reintroducing the color yellow into their wardrobe.
And lets hope Holiday doesn’t decide to scream over this tape.
Here’s the trailer:
Hold up Wayne & Drake, Watch the throne! Two of rap’s biggest superstars ever unite to release the anticipated “mixtape” Watch the Throne. As I’m sure hundreds of naive individuals will go on strike proclaiming this tape to be filled with Illuminati references, the rest of the world will be listening and enjoying what I am sure will be a great project.
High five to Hip-hop for allowing individuals to come together to make music, now I’ll be waiting on these Wu-Tang-L.O.X. collabos I’ve heard about.
Preorder a copy HERE