Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Music..Another Way to Die..A. Keys

Here is Alica Keys new video "Another Way to Die" with Jack Black of the White Stripes. The video is for the new Bond movie..The movie seems entertaining the video..umm not so much. But what do you think though? I tried to think outside the box on this one.

Suga HiL

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sports...College Football Updated Weekend Scores

So if you didn't know by now alot of the Top 25 didn't get the wins they needed this weekend. So here is the updated scores just in case you missed anything.

Suga HiL

Friday, September 26, 2008

Intellect..Something a little different

I'm sure you know by now the first Presidential debate of the 2008 race is tonight..I just wanted to encourage you to watch it. In less than 2 hours from now, these candidates will attempt to further explain their views and what they stand for. It's more important as the United States' financial issues are more of a problem than ever.. Take notice and educate yourself on one of our futures presidents. I will have my review of how it went down after the debate.

Suga HiL

Intellect..Chris Rock on Larry king

Last night one of my favorite comdeians was on Larry King..Chris Rock. Here is the full interview.

What did you think, I think that I will definitley be watching his HBO special. Oh and I wish interviewer would stop asking questions regarding the importantance of Barack Obama being black..haven't we beat that horse enough this campaign season?

Suga HiL

Music..Throwback Friday

Hey all, due to my crazy schedule lately I just didn't have time to post yesterday. I hope you didn't lose your mind. I decided to give you some old school Whitney. I mean this was way before Bobby had a chance to ruin her life. Here's "I Wanna Dance with somebody", circa 1987. Oh and the crazy thing is all the fashion in the video is current now, the scarf Whit had on, the shinny leggings..who would have though.
Enjoy and have a good Friday.

Suga HiL

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sports..Plaxico Keeps the Bench Warm for Week 4

Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress was suspended for one game (2 weeks in total including the buy week) by the New York Giants on today for an undisclosed violation of team rules. General manager Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin informed Burress of the suspension Wednesday morning before the team held a bye-week practice.

The suspension takes effect immediately, meaning Burress will miss the Giants (3-0) game against the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 5. Burress was not immediately available for comment. Drew Rosenhaus, his agent, did not immediately return a telephone call by The Associated Press for comment.

The Giants did not specify why Burress was suspended. FoxSports.com said that Burress did not show up for work on Monday and did not telephone or answer phone messages to explain his absence. Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said the team was not confirming or denying any reason for the suspension.

Burress, who caught the game-winning touchdown in the final minute of the Giants' 17-14 win over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, will be allowed to return to team activities the day after the Seahawks game.

I tell ya, there is more drama in sports than soap operas these days.
Suga HiL

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fashion..D&G Spring/Summer Shows

So Milan Fashion week started this week and I have for you.....Dolce and Gabana!!!

Spring and Summer 2009 Womenswear

In this show D&G really went sailor on us and I actually really liked it. The evening dresses not soo much. All I was thinking in my mind when I saw them was "Don't go near the microwave". I loved the bathing suits, but I was trying to figure out girl like me with some hips and curves would look in one?? Hmm. I also liked the slightly masculine looks, they were so sexy to me. Overall, this was a great show, and I will definitely be looking for some knock-offs of this line.

Spring and Summer 2009 Menswear

To me it seems that they played up the young Clark Kent look up for this line. I like the clean suits, of course it is fashion so there were one to many metro-sexual looks for me. Overall, I thought it was a good show with some wearable potential with the dress shirts, tie, and the skinny pants.

What do you think of D&G's Summer Spring line? Let me know.

Suga HiL

Intellect..Chris Rock's view on Bill Clinton

It just so happened that Bill Clinton and Chris Rock where on the David Letterman show on the same night. So since Bill Clinton was first you know Chris Rock had to respond to how the interview went. Hilarious...just classic Chris Rock. Gosh I miss his comedy.

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Intellect..Biden gives the Thumbs Down to McCain Ad

Barack Obama's running mate says a campaign ad that mocked Republican presidential candidate John McCain as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate was "terrible" and would not have been done had he known about it.

He admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an e-mail, still doesn't understand the economy, and favors $200 billion in new tax cuts for corporations, but almost nothing for the middle class," the ad says.

Asked about the negative tone of the campaign, and this ad in particular, during an interview broadcast Monday by the "CBS Evening News," Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, said he disapproved of it.

"I thought that was terrible, by the way," Biden said.
Asked why it was done, he said: "I didn't know we did it, and if I had anything to do with it, we'd have never done it."
Late Monday, Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton issued a statement from Biden. In it, Biden said he "was asked about an ad I'd never seen" and was "reacting merely to press reports."
Biden said that, as he said in the interview, there was nothing "intentionally personal" in the criticism of McCain's views.

"Having now reviewed the ad, it is even more clear to me that given the disgraceful tenor of Sen. McCain's ads and their persistent falsehoods, his campaign is in no position to criticize, especially when they continue to distort Barack's votes on an issue as personal as keeping kids safe from sexual predators," Biden said.

Biden was referring to a McCain ad that said Obama supported sex education for kindergartners, based on a bill he voted for as an Illinois state senator. Obama's campaign said the ad was a "shameful" distortion of his record because the bill's language meant young children would have been taught about sexual predators and concepts such as "good touch and bad touch."

This is what I don't get, this ad has been out for awhile know why is he just now making a fuss about it? I personally don't think the add is that bad compared to all the negative adds McCain has done. Plus, there are some voter out there who don't know who to use computers..that can actually be a positive for him. Whatever..but what do you think. Was the ad "Terrible" like Biden says? hit me up and let me know.

Suga HiL

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sports..Are We in the Twilight Zone??

This weekend's display of a couple of WTH's in sports has made me believe that...(Click Video)

We are truly in the Twilight Zone.

First one, Dallas Cowboys actually won a game in Lambeau Field against the Greenbay Packers for the very first time. T.O. only had two catches for 17 yards, the rest was done by Marion Barber and special teams player Miles Austin. Final Score: 27-16.
Twilight Zone moment: I mean, yeah I thought that they might win but I knew the Cowboys history; and the Packers did put up a fight until the 3 quarter. Plus, how many times did people think Dallas was going to win at Lambueau and didn't...6 to be exact.

The United States won the Ryder Cup Championship for the first time in 9 years.
Volumes have been written on the withering pressure of this event, particularly America's tense susceptibility to that pressure in recent years. If you asked around, I'm sure the most common explanations for the United States' recent Ryder Cup failures was its inability to play loose and have fun. Their Twilight Zone moment: Tiger Woods wasn't even on the team!?!? Yeah, I know you're thinking the same thing as me. Their combined record in this Ryder Cup: a dominant 6-1-3. Their combined record on Sunday, with the Cup up for grabs: 3-0.

And finally, the Miami Dolphins beat the New Patriots in a 38-13 win at New England's home field. Fans booed the Patriots. Many left early. The record winning streak of their favorite team was ending with a stunning domination by the lowly Dolphins. Twilight Zone Moment: In ending the Patriots' NFL-record 21-game regular-season win streak, the Dolphins also snapped their 11-game road losing streak.

So do you think were in the Twilight Zone sports wise? I also think that something a little off in NCAA football too, but I could go on and on about that one. Or do you think that's these events are just luck and are really just a one in a million moments? Hit me up and let me know.

Suga HiL

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sports..NFL Scores Update

Alright ya'll I giving you guys a early look at the NFL scores. Enjoy your Sunday and stay tuned with all the highlights and action.

Suga HiL

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sports..NFL Preview

Here's the NFL games to look out for tomorrow.

Dallas Cowboys (2-0) at Green Bay Packers (2-0), 8:15 p.m. ET

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-1), 4:15 p.m. ET

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-1), 4:15 p.m. ET

New Orleans Saints (1-1) at Denver Broncos (2-0), 4:05 p.m. ET

Stay tuned for Sunday's highlights..

Suga HiL

Friday, September 19, 2008

Music..Throwback Friday

Another Throwback Friday comes by the way of LeToya Luckett due to the fact I have her new track. Here is my favorite LeToya song and video "Torn"..
Have a great Friday and enjoy her new track!!

New Track: LeToya Luckett feat Avant
Somebody Else--

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fashion..Candace Bushnell pens Carrie Bradshaw's High School Days

Carrie Bradshaw from the hit TV series and movie "Sex and the City" is leaving Manhattan's Upper East Side and heading back to school.

HarperCollins Publishers said it had signed the author behind the hit series, Candace Bushnell, to write about Carrie's high school years in "The Carrie Diaries" which will be released in two books starting from fall 2010. The publisher said in a statement that the diaries would focus on Carrie's formative years in high school, giving an inside look at her friendships, romances, and how she realized her dream of becoming a writer.

The books will be Bushnell's first teen novels, and the latest installment in what has proven to be a successful franchise with global popularity.
As well as "Sex and the City", which was made into a hit six-season HBO TV series and movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie, Bushnell has written "Four Blondes", "Trading Up" and "Lipstick Jungle" which is now also a TV series. Her latest novel, "One Fifth Avenue", is due out shortly.

Honestly this seems like a milk the cow till it's dry situation. At the same time you know theses little teenage girls are going to buy into it. I personally don't like the fact that they keep drawing out this "Sex In the City" kind of stuff, just let it go.. I am looking forward to her novel "One Fifth Avenue", I read a couple excerpts in last month's Elle magazine and it's definitely a page turner.

Are you anticipating Carrie's high school days, or any of Candace's other projects? Or has she already beaten that horse to death? Let me know.

Suga HiL

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Intellect.. Cindy Mccain post "The View" Comments

I don't know if you heard or not, but Cindy McCain was on "The View" and was a little upset about the so called "grilling" of her and John when they hit the couches. This video also brings up some other issues. Peep the vid..

First of all, I saw the whole interview, and I didn't think there were any questions at all that were hard, that she felt the need to be angry about. Yes, I want to know everything about any potential Presidential candidate. They have watched the show before, they knew they are big Barack supporters. Secondly, as it pertains to the Showbiz Tonight piece. WTH was the black lady on before the interview. I understand she gets paid for her opinion but "chillax".

If you didn't see the whole John and Cindy McCain interview in "The View" here are the links for the interview.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

So what did you think about the interview, and Cindy McCain's thoughts? Hit me up and let me know.

Suga HiL

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sports..NFL Scores, Week 2

NFL Scores
Sunday, September 14th
Green Bay 48 Final
Detroit 25

Oakland 23 Final
Kansas City 8

NY Giants 41 Final
St. Louis 13

Indianapolis 18 Final
Minnesota 15

Tennessee 24 Final
Cincinnati 7

New Orleans 24
Washington 29 Final

Chicago 17
Carolina 20 Final

Buffalo 20 Final
Jacksonville 16

San Francisco 33 Final
Seattle 30 OT

Atlanta 9
Tampa Bay 24 Final

New England 19 Final
NY Jets 10

Miami 10
Arizona 31 Final

San Diego 38
Denver 39 Final

Pittsburgh 10 Final
Cleveland 6

Monday, September 15th
Philadelphia 37
Dallas 41 Final

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Fashion..Argyle Culture fashion show

Finally, I have been looking for this fashion show for the last two days and I finally found it so I hope you enjoy it. This fashion show that Russell Simmons put together to me tops them all..even ex-wife's Baby Phat show. I love the vibe and colors of this line. I would defintley want my dude dressing like these models. Grade: A++

What do you think though. Are you feeling Russell Simmons new line. Let me know?

Suga HiL

Intellect..What's in a Name?

So I knew some HR departments discriminated based off names but I never knew the statistics and how accurate that thought was. But a recent study shows that people with "white-sounding" names are 50 percent more likely to get a response to their resume than are those with "black-sounding" names.

The study, done by professors at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and the University of Chicago Graduate school of Business, mailed 5,000 resumes in response to job ads in both the Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune. Four resumes were sent for each job posting; two well-qualified resumes, one each with a "black-" and "white-sounding" name, and two lesser qualified resumes, again one each for black and white.

Names were chosen after a study of birth certificates. "White" names included Kristen, Greg, Neil, Emily, Brett, Anne, and Jill. "Black" names included Kareem, Tamika, Rasheed, Ebony, Aisha, and Tyrone. Resumes with "black-sounding" names had only a 6.7 percent chance of receiving a response to their resume, while resumes with "white-sounding" names had a 10.1 percent chance .

The study found as much discrimination in less-skilled jobs, such as cashiering and mail room attendants, as in more heavily skills-based positions such as regional sales manager and assistant to the president jobs.

So, what is the solution to this problem? It's hard to say, according to the article most of the people in the HR departments would not actively discriminate and the name-based discrimination so it "makes it much more tricky" now to prove discrimination now than in MLK's times.

So the only solution to me is listen to mom's who says "God is always working in your favor, so no matter what your name is, nobody can take what God has determined to give to you". Or you can not give your child the so called black names like Cheleishcia, MaKeisha, Taelenshia..
I prefer to go with the strong recommendation of mom's advice with the consideration to the latter.

So what do you think about nameism? Is this a surprise to you, or did you already know this info? Hit me up and let me know.

Full Article: HERE

Suga HiL

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fashion..Baby Phat Fashion Show

As fashion week came to end..I give you the Baby Phat fashion show. I love the looks in this show. Kimora really out did herself with this line. Hopefully, I will have a better video by tomorrow, but until then this one is okay, it just leaves out a few looks. Enjoy!

Suga HiL

Sports.. Top 25 NCAA Football Scores

So here's all the Top 25 scores for college football, Week 3. It included a couple of upsets and a lot of pretty boring games. This it seems like this season, teams are throwing in the towel a lot earlier in the games. Where is the heart these days? I remember a time where times played to the last second of the 4 quarter regardless of the score. These teams today gave up at half time..it's not even entertaining to watch.

13 Kansas vs 19 South Florida
South Florida 34-17

23 California vs Maryland
Maryland 27-35

Louisiana-Lafayette vs 24 Illinois
Illinois 17-20

Nevada vs 6 Missouri
Missouri 17-69

14 East Carolina vs Tulane
East Carolina 28-24

2 Georgia vs South Carolina
Georgia 14-7

16 Oregon vs Purdue
Oregon 32-26

17 Penn State vs Syracuse
Penn State 55-13

UCLA vs 18 Brigham Young
Brigham Young 59-0

Western Kentucky vs 11 Alabama
Alabama 41-7

9 Auburn vs Missippi State
Auburn 3-2

Southern Methodist vs 12 Texas Tech
Texas Tech 43-7

Oklahoma vs Washington
Oklahoma 55-14

North Texas vs 7 LSU

5 Ohio State vs 1 USC
USC 35-3

22 Utah vs Utah State
Utah 58-10

UNLV vs 15 Arizona State
UNLV 23-20

10 Wisconsin vs 21 Fresno State
Wisconsin 13-10

Arkansas vs 8 Texas

And my alma mater:
Missouri State vs Oklahoma State
Final: Oklahoma State 57-13
Suga HiL

Friday, September 12, 2008

Music...Throwback Friday

What up, it's Friday again..time for another throwback. Today's classics come from Ms. Jackson..Janet that is. I gave some young Janet, and then the older Janet. Nonetheless, I don't really like the current Janet with J.D producing all her music. It's just not hot. I decided on the first one though because it reminds of the good times when dudes weren't trying to do everything they can to get in the cookie jar. The second video came to mind when my from Odara from Gimme the Goodies said she could do all the moves to "Pleasure Principle", I used to but not now, but I can still do all the moves to "I Get So Lonely". What videos can you still do the moves to? Hope you have a good Friday and enjoy the vids.

Let's Wait Awhile

I Get So Lonely

Suga HiL

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Intellect..Barck Obama on Letterman

I watched this interview lastnight..and Obama was funny and charming as usual in these kind of settings. What do you think?

Part 1

Part 2

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Sports.. Goodie Bag

Bring out the backup quarterback Tennessee.. According to ESPN. The mother of Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young said he's "hurting inside and out" and indicated he might not want to play football any longer.
Felicia Young said in Wednesday editions of The Tennessean that her son is tired of all of the negativity he's faced after being booed during a 17-10 win Sunday over Jacksonville.

I personally feel that he just had a bad game and needs to fight through it, but moms are most of the time right. Read the Full Story.

Another QB has alos bitten the dust..I tell ya I have never seen so many QB's get injured or bee just slightly off in one season. Anyways, 49er's high-price QB is done for the season and could possibly never play another game again due to another shoulder injury. Read the Full Story.

The Former Seattle Sonics basketball that was recently moved to Oklahoma City now has a team name.The Oklahoma City Thunder. Not bad right? "It's very unique," said Mason, a former Oklahoma State forward who the Thunder acquired in an offseason trade with Milwaukee. "It's going to take some time getting used to, just like Utah Jazz or Orlando Magic, but I think it's a great thing for the state and a great thing for the city."

Well I'm definitely looking forward to their play this season. Read Full Story.

And less than 24 hours after Indianapolis Colts starting defensive tackle Ed Johnson was arrested on a drug possession charge early Wednesday, the team said it would waive him. Colts president Bill Polian said the team would waive Johnson Thursday. He said the Colts consider every violation of a team rule or NFL policy on a case-by-case basis."

Johnson was pulled over for speeding and arrested for marijuana possession. Polian said Johnson was repeatedly told that during the offseason, and was reminded as recently as Tuesday of coach Tony Dungy's rules of behavior."Unfortunately, he chose to violate those rules," Polian said Read Full Story.

So what do you think about everything that going on in sports? Let me know..

Suga HiL

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fashion..Betsey Johnson show

Hey guys, here is one more fshion show courtsey of Betsey Johnson. Her line is amazing and I love the colors in this runway show. I'm also trying to work on getting Russell Simmons Argyle Culture fashion show from yesterday, I heard it was hot. Enjoy..

Suga HiL

Music..New Common Video..

So Common decided to tease us just a little by releasing a clip of his video with him and Pharell. The song is called "Universal Mind Control" and it is directed by Hype Williams. I can't wait for the rest of this video or his new album.

And since that was such a teaser I decided to give you one of my favorite Common joints. "I used to love H.E.R", classic.

Suga HiL

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Intellect..Oops Did I Say That?!?!

After reading a article on CNN yesterday, for the first time I think Obama had a mouth fart.
While in Lebanon, Ohio, Obama these comments to say..


Some are saying that the pig reference was directed to Sarah Palin. CNN is saying that it was in response to McCain for suggesting he can change Washington. The McCain campaign has already already called Obama’s comments a “disgrace” and demanded he apologize to Palin.

Well, minutes after the call, anyone with google was finding quotes from politicians of all stripes using that term – even McCain used it against Hillary Clinton once. I personally think that he was directing the comments at the McCain campaign as a whole, but this quote can easily be taken out of context.

In this case pulling into to the times were everything you say is so important in this political race, Obama could have done without the pig comment, and just went with the fish one and it would have been just as impactful.

UPDATE** Here is Obama's response to the controversy..

What do you think, did Obama have loose lips that day? Or is the media once again making a big deal out of nothing? Hit me up and let me know.

And while were on Obama, I have a mother, and a brother that have gone above and beyond for the Obama campaign. Here is the video of the "Women for Obama Rally" in Oklahoma City.. It's edited by my bro's media company Quinvest (What up Q!). He does a great job with the footage and it truly makes me want to make a difference in my community. (So, Please take a sec to see the the tremendous efforts of these women)
What was the last thing you did for this political movement or your community?

Suga HiL

Sports..Question Tuesday

Okay, since I have been in sports overload lately (which is not very often, more less more sports and the lack of time to write about it all) I have decided to come up with question Tuesday. This post will need everybody's full PARTICIPATION..meaning comments. Plus, I really want to know that I'm not the only one who truly has an opinion on sports matters. So..PLEASE comment away and give me YOUR opinion.

Plus, I love when people (think) I'm wrong..

Are the Denver Bronco's just appearing to be a potentially really good team, or are the Oakland Raiders just a really bad team that wasn't prepared last night? Or was it a combination of the two?

I'm going to say that Raiders just suck.. I thought they would have had a better showing last night. They got Deangelo Hall, Justin Fargas. Then it was their home opener, but all it seemed that they could do is rack up penalties and personal fouls. Just sad..

Should T.O. have gotten that 15 yard penalty for celebrating after the touchdown Sunday?

I going to go with Coach wade Phillips on this one.
"It's my fault for not knowing that there was another hidden rule here somewhere," Phillips said. "I'm a little like he is. I don't know why they won't let you have fun. He wasn't making fun of anybody. It wasn't an outlandish display of taunting the other team."

Now that Tom Brady is officially out for the rest of the season, is that really going to screw the Patriots over?

This question is kind of hard to answer but I'll take a stab at it. Since Matt Cassel has probably only played in 2 NFL games since he started backup with the Pats..I'm going to say he'll do okay but he will definitely won't be as good as people are saying. I say the will make the cut for playoffs but lose in first game.

Lastly, is OJ going to get off again in his trial?

SUGA HIL: Prosecutors say they got a lot of evidence, obviously that didn't matter in the last case. Well, I do think he will have to do some jail time but they are not going to throw like 5 books at him.

So that's all for question Tuesday. Do you have some questions you wanted featured in a upcoming post? Hit me up and let me know.
And all opinions expressed are solely Suga HiL's..if you don't like it tell me why but just don't be a straight up hater..

Suga HiL

Fashion..Rock & Republic, Duckie Brown, & Lacoste

Here's some more shows from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. And this time I'm coming with the Project Runway style reviews..

For the ladies.. Rock and Republic

For the fellas... Duckie Brown

And for ALL Lacoste..

So for Rock and Republic:
I think they did a really good job of bring the rock flavor with the everydat wearable because I hate how some fashion is truly just art and not wearable. They also had a lot of cute "going out" outfits, and the skin-tight look I was actually feeling a lot in this show. Well done.. Grade: A

The Duckie Brown Show:
I would really like to see my fellas in some of these looks, but let's be realistic; it's just not going to happen. I felt there were some really nice taliored suits, that definetly play well to the Spring.
I also felt like the designers should have catered a little more to the urban male..they are truly buying a lot more these days. All in all..good show, but line lacked depth. Grade: C+


Claps and Snaps..Though I do think Lacoste defintiley appeals to a person with a certain kind of style. It's kind of J-Crewish. I think that most of their pieces in the line anybody can really idetify with. There was bathingsuits, shorts, jeans, a lot of summer blouses and tops. The colors of the line really used the whole spectrum. The show was cohesive and took use of their wide runway. Grade: A
It would have been an A+ but none of the piece really knocked my socks off.
What do you think? Did I get right? Let me know.

Suga HiL

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fashion..DKNY & Nicole Miller Runway Shows

So for all who love fashion..Mercedes Benz Fashion week recently started and I have hooked you up with some runway shows. Hopefully, I will have something for the guys pretty soon too..


Nicole Miller..

So what do you think, I personally love what DKNY is doing in her fashion show. I espically love all of her shoes she showcased in her show. I also love Nicole Miller's colors in this runway show as well. Let me know what you think.

Suga HiL

Music..Cutting Through the VMA's BS..

So I was watching the VMA's last night (MTV's Video Music Awards) and after about an hour I new that there would nothing really worth live blogging about. After the awards were over, I said "Was there anything that hot about the VMA's worth even doing a post about?" So I thought about it....Thinking.. Still Thinking..

Oh yeah, there was a hott performance and song with T.I. featuring Rihanna.. So here it is.. Oh and I'm not going to mention how someway Brittany Spears won three awards.. It's like Beijing all over again..cause you know she was paying someone under the table. She does have enough cash to pay MTV off to revive her career. But that's just me, what did you think about Brit getting all those awards and the VMA's. I'd love to hear what you got to say.

Here is the full song from T.I. and Rihanna "Live Your Life"... HERE
Suga HiL

Intellect..Fannie & Freddie; What's New?

So, today the Government has decided to "supposedly" bring some relief to home buyers by formally taking over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. How many times has the Government tried to come up with solutions that end up hurting more than helping? That tax rebate check solution was completely worthless in the end. Anyways, here some video from CBS, that breaks down what's going on in the housing markets.

So what does the federal takeover of two mortgage finance giants mean to consumers? Mortgage rates may fall a bit initially but probably not enough to halt the decline in home prices anytime soon. Some delinquent borrowers may have a better shot at modifying their loans and ending up with lower fixed payments. And the rules on new mortgages could slightly change. Oh, and the federal government will help pay for it all, using your tax money.

Sounds like the same old solutions to put the "average" American into more of a financial hole to relieve some of the bleeding from the housing markets and interest rates to me. Thank God I postponed buying a house cause Freddie and Fannie are in trouble..

Maybe I'm naive but that's my opinion; what do you think..will this really help those people that are really facing the crunch in the housing market? Hit me up and let me know.

I hope this gives you a little insight on how it's really working or not working...

Suga HiL

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sports..Goodie Bag

I had to get you started for this exciting weekend..so I hitting ya with one more sports goodie bag..

First..Here's some funny video from Team USA, shot the day before they left for China, this must-see video from Chris Bosh is a quick, candid and entertaining look at what it's like to sit down for some Wendy's with Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and LeBron James. Honestly, when was the last time you rolled into a San Francisco gas station and stumbled upon five of the best hoopsters on the planet? Such scenarios just do not happen all that often. My other question was have they not ever been to a Travel gas station?

LeBron James: "Man, you get a burger, get you some gas, and get you some coffee then stay on the road for another five hours in this joint.

"Chris Paul: "... and some Slim Jims ...

"Deron Williams: "I'm from Dallas ... I eat Rudy's ..." (Rudy's is a famous fried chicken place in Dallas)

I mean if I hung out with some b-ball players, these guys would be the ones. It's crazy cause even though it 40 seconds of video, they had me rollin' .

So in case you didn't know Serena beat Venus Wednesday in two tie-breaking matches, 7-6,7-6. She plays Dinara Safina today.

The excuse "us" quote comes from Serena when she was doing an interview after the match..

Q. There's the No. 1 position at stake for at least three girls in the tournament now. Is that an extra motivation?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah. Honestly, I really would just like to win the tournament with or without the ranking. Believe me, I'm going to be No. 1 sooner or later.

Well, okay then, but Serena definitely got that spice, so anytime she comes to the mic she always says something you didn't expect her to say.
Click on the pic for video and interview highlights..

And in NFL news, the NY Giants beat the Washington Redskins 16-7, in the season opener Thursday.

Suga HiL

Music..Throwback Friday

It's another edition of Throwback Friday...I had to do this one because not every Friday I feel this good to post a song like this. I mean, it's Friday, direct deposit came through, going out tonight, going to a football game tomorrow, and keeping up with the rest of the action on the turf Sunday.

What could be a better start to this weekend? Anyways, here he is Johnny Kemp, "Just Got Paid", Circa 1988..
This song leads me to ask, what ya'll got up for the weekend? Let me know, hope it's going to be as good as mine. Enjoy your Friday!!

Suga HiL

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sports..Goodie Bag..Must See TV!

First off all, I just wanted to let ya'll know that I apologize for not updating you guys on the football this weekend. You know how it is when your my hosts the family for the holiday weekend..that means you have to do as much work as she does. It was definitely fun yet exhausting...

But anyways, I'm giving you the rundown of what's going on in sports, since there is soo much going on right now...You know how the goodie bag goes.

So the Williams sisters are playing each other for the 1oth time tonight @ 7pm in the quarterfinal for U.S. Tennis Open on USA.

(Singing Together now) Are you ready for some football!!!! Okay, enough of that, The NFL season officially kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) with the NY Giants and the Washington Redskins taking center stage..you best believe I'll be sitting in front of the tube for this one..

And I know you thought the NBA was long gone at least for about 6 months, but the season is truly only two months away.. ESPN did some early polling picks about the next MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Future worst player. The list is pretty interesting... take a look at it

LeBron James and Chris Paul take the spots for top MVP picks, Baron Davis and Jermaine O'Neal got the spots for worst newcomer this year. Also, Micheal Beasley grabbed the #1 spot for the Rookie of the year (Miami Heat)..along with hometown team homie, Russell Westbrook repping the new Oklahoma City team.

I think the voters did a pretty good job on this list, what do you think? Hit me up and let me know. Oh, if there there is something that you want this knowledgeable lady sports fan to be talking about or something I should know, hit me me as well.

Also a very insightfull story from one of my favorite ESPN Sports writers, Jemele Hill, on football players playing through the pain.. "Any Given Sunday" is truly a real-life story complete with consequences.. Read it HERE. My question to all, is how much would you be willing to sacrifice for your career. I try to keep these things in prospective, if I had my dream job, would I scarifice my health for it? I don't know, but if you play pro sports the smartest thing you can do is create another avenue for yourself so that your health will never be a bargaining tool to put on the table. What do you think..Is Shawne Merriman doing a little too much gambling with his health and career? See Shawne in play on Sunday, in San Deigo.

I thinks that's about it for now..I will be at the O-State vs Houston game this weekend, but I will be putting you for all the games and scores so no worries.

Suga HiL

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fashion..The Essential Acessory for ALL

SO, seeing that we are ending summer, heading to fall, and then comes the dreadful winter. I wanted to update you on the one uni-sex article of clothing that looks great in all seasons. Yes, I said it..All seasons, and it's for the ladies and the fellas. Drum roll please...The always trendy and fashionable...Scarf!!

Ladies, I know you know about this great trend, so no need to school you too much. I rocked a couple of scarves this summer and I plan on taking them into the next seasons. Bigga has been doing the scarves a lot more lately too. It gives the laid back, yet sexy, casual looks.

Fellas you might need a little more help. I know there are still a lot of guys who still refuse to rock the scarves. So I'm going to tell you how to do it while still keeping your personal style.

Here's a couple of ways to rock the scarves:
The Wrap-Around (above middle): A good choice for this season's longer scarves. Note: Once around the neck is enough—you're going for a donut here, not a cinnamon swirl.

The Hoxton: A basic overhand knot named for a neighborhood in London that was trendy a couple of years back. Good for wearing under high-lapel coats or a Boateng tweed blazer.

The Euro (above left): The popped collar of knots—in other words, strictly for the 29-and-under crowd. Works well with shorter wool or cashmere scarves.

The Traditional Drape: A pro pros when wearing an old-school overcoat, which is why your dad does it. Yawn.

The Drama Teacher (above right): Perfect for a silk scarf and black turtleneck—indoors and out. In other words, to be avoided at all costs.

So I know my ladies are feeling me but how about my fellas..Are you going to be rocking your scarves this year...or are you already ahead of the fashion curve?

Hit me up and let me know..
Also head on over to GAP..they have got great scarf fabrics and colors that won't break your bank account. Ladies don't forget the designer scarf around the hair look, I def got the compliments when I rocked it.

Suga HiL