Monday, November 26, 2012

Book Industry Fuckery

What's woody, kinfolk???

Last June my publicist had sent this lady an email about me possibly appearing on her blog talk radio show...a fellow author who does business with this lady had referred us to her

So we hit up the lady on the email, and she suggested we ship her a copy of Thick When the Chances are Slim...and we did...we got no answer...we hit her up weeks later, and come to find out the address she'd given us was invalid

Shorty then gave us a new shipping address...told her to hit us up when she got the book...and to her credit, she did

60 days was the waiting period until she'd get back to us

Time flew like crack...June ended...July cruised...August sped on...September rocketed into October...and now we're in November

STILL no answer

And you know what...I actually wasn't too bothered about her not getting back to us after 60 days until I checked out a Facebook status giving this lady praises about the work she'd done in the industry

So I had to speak up

Say "hello" to a prime EXAMPLE of the fuckery I sometimes go through in the book game by clicking the link below

Then you'll wonder why I go ape shit about industry nonsense

I don't give a fuck anymore...I'm finna put any and everyone on blast when they continue to do dumb shit after a private understanding is violated...skrait up

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Team Gator All-Black Party RECAP!!!

What’s woody, kinfolk?


I broke my damn cane on the way to the club…what a way to kick off my night…I haven’t hit the clubs since Labor Day weekend to finish up on Thick 2…my night already faced a rocky start

Cheapness doesn’t pay off…I bought that cane during my travels for 40 bucks…should’ve bought the joint for 60…that cane was more stable with a loop handle

They lucky my cane broke…straight up...I was gonna floss my ass off with it…LOL

Team Gator Co-CEO Peoples celebrated his born day @ Club Pranna in downtown Manhattan last Friday…the PACKED jumpoff was an all-black affair…real grown and sexy…you know I had to switch it up a bit by throwing the candy red in the mix

The lovely Shy and Nah'Sun the Great

One love to Shy for coppin’ her copy of Thick When the Chances are Slim at the club…she stopped me squeezing through the crowded ass dance floor that felt like I stood in a can of sardines and asked, “Are you Nah’Sun?”

I was flattered about her steppin’ to me considering we never met

We only know each other through Facebook

Shy is sexy as hell…THICK, too… Shy is what I call “slim-thick”...slim at the legs and waist with a bubble in the back that pokes out like bumpers

But on the real…I stay away from holla’rin’ @ supporters…mixing business and pleasure is like rum and milk

The messed up part is that I left my books in one of those free magazine bins on the street…anyone could’ve opened the bin and took a copy, but I seriously doubted that anyone in the thick of Manhattan would’ve opened the magazine bin to take a book

I asked the bouncer if I can go out the club to get my books and run back in to give Shy a copy of Thick for her to purchase

Homie said, “You gotta gimme a tip.”

And you know what, I wasn’t mad at his hustle…I would’ve done the same thing

…so I gave dude 5 bucks

Then the bartenders wanted a 2 dollar tip for using the pen they gave me to autograph the copy

…I didn’t give ‘em shit

Kool DJ Red Alert and yours truly

Speaking of meeting people…

I wanna give a shout out to all the ladies at the club tellin’ me, “I remember you on the trip to Atlantic City.”

Team Gator threw a day party @ 40/40 Club in Atlantic City last August…you know I did my thing…the shorties remembered my steez when I rocked the red fedora back then as well

As you can see, I’m a celebrity…I’m just not famous

*pimp giggle*

Real men rock red Stacy Adams socks

My night wrapped up on a positive note…I hooked up with a few familiar heads and made new connects…I linked up with this brotha and his homeboy outside Pranna before walking in…they knew the bouncers

Make a short story shorter, we skipped the line because of that connect

The funny part of the whole night happened at the end…an argument popped off between a guy and his homeboy’s girl…make another short story shorter, ol’ girl felt that dude violated at an all-white party awhile ago…dude copped pleas and apologized to his homie and his girl

A misunderstanding that could've been squashed in a matter of minutes lasted for 15 minutes…

…and I got most of it on my camera phone


I give the Team Gator all-black jumpoff an A minus

The minus comes from the bartender fuckin’ up my Long Island Iced Tea…homie made it too bitter…you NEVER mess with a Black man’s drink and expect to get away with it

I had fun overall…shout out to DJ Mike did his thing by making me forget why I stopped clubbin’ for a minute…a lot of DJs nowadays act too pussy to play different shit by going the safe routeMike Neeze mixed it up by playing new joints along with the forgotten oldies but goodies

I can’t wait until the March 72-hours of no sleep ski-trip Team Gator is hosting…not only I’m finna party my ass off, but also sell copies of both Thick books since they let me hold down a table

Nuff respect

Aight ya’ll…I’m out



Peoples (rockin' the sky blue bow tie) and the crew

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Morning Quickies

Up early this morning thinking...

I was told that I write out of my mind to share what's the blind can never be out of sight out of mind...I give you the gold out my mine since we share the same if you're poor and take what's mine 'cuz I'm selfish then it's never-mind

Nah'Sun the Great


Enjoy the eye candy below

Siren Phoenix Osceola-PlusModel
Siren Phoenix Osceola-PlusModel

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Phil Jackson is Jesus

Kobe politickin with coach Phil Jackson
What’s woody, kinfolk?

Well oh well…the good ol Los Angeles Lakers done pushed the panic button by hiring Mike D'Antoni to run the ship after firing Mike Brown

I’m so glad the Lakers signed D’Antoni instead of suckin’ Phil Jackson’s dick six ways to Sunday…they acted like he's the only coach that’s capable of winning…snatching 11 championships is an amazing feat, but shit, other coaches are capable of winning the ‘ship as well

Quick comments before I jet outta here…

I never thought Mike Brown was good enough to coach the Lakers in the first place…he only won games with Cleveland because of LeBron,…he’s too one dimensional as a defensive minded coach

Coach Mike Brown
On the flip side, he didn’t have enough time to mesh the team together from the lockout shortened season to now…who uses his Princeton style offense anyway...LOL...but hey, LA is neck to neck with the Boston Celtics as the greatest brand in the NBA…you either win NOW or go home

Some circles might use the race card to point out the Lakers itchy triggers to fire Brown, but the truth is that Kobe has 3 good years left, Steve Nash is old, and Dwight Howard is a free agent after this year

They panicked and needed to do SOMETHING to salvage the season after losing the first 4 games…shit, Coach Brown is gettin' 14 million without having to coach for the Lakers anyway…if that’s racism, then I don’t wanna be Pro-Black…ha ha!...real talk

Mike Brown reminds me of Mr. Ed…always cheesin' and shit even when he’s not…but that’s neither here or there

I think D’Antoni is a good fit for the Lakers…Kobe reportedly idolizes D’Antoni from his playing days in Italy, and Nash is a run-and-gun type of player that’s familiar with D’Antoni’s offense…it’s perfect for pick-and-roll schemes whether it’s Nash/Pau Gasol or Nash/Dwight Howard

The Zen Master’s infamous Triangle Offense wouldn’t fit this roster…(the Zen Master is Phil’s nickname for you non-sports heads)…the system worked well in Chicago and LA because it freed up the point guards that were spot up shooters (BJ Armstrong, John Paxson, Steve Kerr, Derek Fisher) as well as dumping the ball to their front court whether it was Scottie Pippen, Shaq, Robert Horry, Horace Grant, Bill Cartwright or Luc Longley

Scottie Pippen soaring over the wack ass Indiana Pacers
The Triangle isn’t for the run-and-gun type of point guard like Nash…it’s a slower paced style of offense that focuses on movement and passing until someone gets open…the Triangle would’ve benefitted Gasol and Howard while canceling out Nash’s ability to run the floor like he’d done in Phoenix

Gary Payton clashed with Jackson after signing with the Lakers from Seattle in '03 because GP is not the spot up shooter type of point guard…he needs the ball in his hands to direct the offense…the Triangle takes away selfish basketball until Kobe decides to take over the game like number 23 had done before him…LOL

A system won’t run like an oily wheel without the players to complement that style

Miami, OKC and San Antonio were the best teams last season because they played the game in a faster place…Jim Buss, Lakers owner, dreams of re-living the Showtime Laker era of the 80s…what better way to flip dreams into reality by hiring a coach whose style mirrors the days of Magic, Kareem, and Worthy

So Laker fans…don’t get your panties in a bunch…D’Antoni is a better coach for this roster than Jackson…I don’t think PJ wanted to coach anyway…he just wanted more power within the organization according to the Laker side of the argument

And with that said, D’antoni BETTER win with this squad or forever find his name in the land of “he can’t win as a coach” where it’s hard for anyone to come back from

Aight ya’ll…I’m out


Nah’Sun the Great

Coach D'Antoni with Steve Nash in their Phoenix days

Monday, November 12, 2012

Slippery When Wet

Abracadabra, people

I’m still on the grind leading up to the book sequel of Thick...just sent the manuscript to my's only a matter of time until my people look over the work to send it to the printer

Check out my new interview with Kontrol Magazine by clicking the link below...I also made the first page of the website

*brushes shoulders off*

I’m your favorite author’s favorite author



Nah’Sun the Great

Thursday, November 8, 2012

She Wasn't Sayin' That Last Night

Up early this morning thinking...

Every man needs rules and discipline to keep order in his life

I make GRIND RULES for myself...if I see a couple walking when I'm promoting or selling books, I'll give bookmarks or make a sale pitch to the GUY, even though the woman is most likely to buy the book or thoroughly check out the bookmark

No jealousy + No insecurity = No problems

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