Thursday, December 27, 2007


This is truly a sad day in Harlem history. My longtime favorite eatery, New Caporal, has betrayed the people. The infamous "snack box" is now four dollars.

For those not in the know, a SNACK BOX is a meal consisting of a leg, thigh, wing, and a heaping mound of french fries (or as the natives say, "papa frita"). The snack box was, in effect, the poor man's feast. Caporal is open 24/7, 365. You can't help but do a Spike Lee-type drift toward the damn spot after you get off that 1 train on 157th. They have saved me from many a late-night hangover in my tenure, and I'm grateful. I think their secret is that they've probably never changed the oil in its near 30 years of existence that gives it that aroma, SABOR.

I remember being a broke third grader with a quarter to my name after school. I would gather five of my closest friends, combine those quarters, and purchase a steaming hot snack box for $1.50. ONE DOLLAR, FIFTY CENTS! I don't know if it was a West Indian vs. African American thing, but I always got some of that good thigh meat, whereas my yankee bredren would always opt for the wing. (Trust that now I understand the power of a fried chicken wing). For such prices, this tasty treat earned the pet name "Crack Box".

I sent my lil' cousin to Caporal's with $7 the other day, expecting us both to be sleep within fifteen minutes of devouring our snack box. Instead, she returned with only one box and a pocketful of shame. If I didn't burn so damned much, i might consider a protest.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Walk Hard, Carry a Big Stick (of Kush)

Walk Hard may become my new favorite movie. Once I go to the bootlegger to see it. This clip is hilarious right here.

How many different names can you come up with for the green? Leave your answers in the comments section, and I'll big you up in next week's holiday post.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Old School Video of the Week--"Check Yourself" by Ice Cube

BIG D's in your mouth are bad for your health...
Cube gets his props, but he still may be under rated in the game.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Mayweather flattens Hatton

Big shouts to Money Mayweather on giving Ricky Hatton a sound ass whupping last night. As my homie Cavalier accurately put it, Floyd talks shit, but he doesn't shit talk.

Nuff respect to Hatton, who I thought gave a brilliant showing against Floyd. But even the Hitman had nothing for this fella.

It was somewhere around the 8th round that Money really started to show what time it really was. He put a real thrashing on that poor guy from that point on, I'll let you see the clip of the knockout below.

P.S. I love how Mayweather has an aka in his alias now. Who has two nicknames?

Monday, December 3, 2007


Yeah I know this is a new video, but damn do I fuck with this shit right here. This shit is more old school than Lenny Williams, complete with the psychadelic silhouettes and all.