audio review : I Got Next ( album ) … KRS-One

audio review : I Got Next ( album ) ... KRS-One

The title suggests a game of basketball, but it’s the rap game KRS-One plays best. He’s The MC of MCs; a hip-hopper in perhaps its purest form. He’s also The Teacha, so, if we’re using the sport of basketball for comparison’s sake, he’s a former star player turned coach. The big difference is that, while arguably past his prime, he just can’t stay off the court.

There’s even a song entitled Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, but it’s not about his love for rap music. It’s a tale, told from the first-person perspective, about a drug dealer who, in order to avoid going to prison, makes a deal with the police. The story, enhanced with dramatic sound effects where applicable, fits snug into the BDP canon, alongside Love’s Gonna Get You.

It’s the ridiculous abundance of skits and bits, tracked in place of full-length songs, that serves as KRS-One’s foulest offense. There are two back-to-back intros at the start, for example, and three Halftime interludes in a row, which collectively come across as album filler, especially when you find yourself skipping them for the umpteenth time.

Only about half of the tracks are actual songs. Even if you ignore the rest of the album, only about half of those songs are of any notable quality. Step Into A World works in an off-beat kind of way and Real Hip-Hop is just that, but Blowe sounds silly and the Heartbeat beat; the song features Redman and Angie Martinez; is wack. So much for the Playoffs.

my rating : 3 of 5

1997

video review : Marina Rodriguez versus Amanda Ribas at UFC 257

video review : Marina Rodriguez versus Amanda Ribas at UFC 257

This bout gets rather interesting about two minutes in, at least for us perverts, as Amanda Ribas mounts her opponent in what looks like a creative lesbian sex position and dominates her for the rest of the round. It’s Marina Rodriguez’s turn in Round 2 as she collapses Ribas with a punch to the jaw.

What happens next is quite odd. Herb Dean rushes in while Rodriguez continues to punch Ribas as if he’s about to stop the fight. Rodriguez apparently thinks he does as she starts her victory walk before realizing it’s not over. Cue comical exclamations from the commentators as Ribas gets hit twice more.

my rating : 4 of 5

2021

video review : Polyana Viana versus Jinh Yu Frey at UFC Fight Night

video review : Polyana Viana versus Jinh Yu Frey at UFC Fight Night

This fight is short and sexy thanks mostly to Polyana Viana; easily one of the prettiest women in the UFC. Jinh Yu Frey isn’t bad herself; her skin tone is perfect; but, despite a clear arm-muscle advantage, she’s outmatched here. A “beautiful” combination of punches less than a minute in is all it takes to put her on her ass. Viana then takes a cue from Yoel Romero and follows it up with a kiss.

my rating : 4 of 5

2022

my Anderson Silva fight reviews

UFC 101 ( versus Forrest Griffin ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Forrest Griffin at UFC 101

UFC 112 ( versus Demian Maia ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Demian Maia at UFC 112

UFC 117 ( versus Chael Sonnen ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Chael Sonnen at UFC 117

UFC 126 ( versus Vitor Belfort ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

UFC 134 ( versus Yushin Okami ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Yushin Okami at UFC 134

UFC 148 ( versus Chael Sonnen ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Chael Sonnen at UFC 148

UFC 153 ( versus Stephan Bonnar ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153

UFC 162 ( versus Chris Weidman ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Chris Weidman at UFC 162

UFC 168 ( versus Chris Weidman ) :

video review : Chris Weidman versus Anderson Silva at UFC 168

UFC 183 ( versus Nick Diaz ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Nick Diaz at UFC 183

UFC Fight Night ( versus Michael Bisping ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night

UFC 200 ( versus Daniel Cormier ) :

video review : Daniel Cormier versus Anderson Silva at UFC 200

UFC 208 ( versus Derek Brunson ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Derek Brunson at UFC 208

UFC 234 ( versus Israel Adesanya ) :

video review : Israel Adesanya versus Anderson Silva at UFC 234

UFC 237 ( versus Jared Cannonier ) :

video review : Jared Cannonier versus Anderson Silva at UFC 237

UFC Fight Night ( versus Uriah Hall ) :

video review : Uriah Hall versus Anderson Silva at UFC Fight Night

Tribute To The Kings ( versus Julio César Chávez Junior ) :

video review : Julio César Chávez Junior versus Anderson Silva at Tribute To The Kings

Triller Fight Club ( versus Tito Ortiz ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Tito Ortiz at Triller Fight Club

The Showcase In The Skies Of Dubai ( versus Bruno Machado ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Bruno Machado at The Showcase In The Skies Of Dubai

Paul Versus Silva ( versus Jake Paul ) :

video review : Jake Paul versus Anderson Silva at Paul Versus Silva

video review : Jake Paul versus Anderson Silva at Paul Versus Silva

video review : Jake Paul versus Anderson Silva at Paul Versus Silva

This fight is closer than I thought it would be. I was concerned, as an Anderson Silva fan, that Jake Paul would knock him out à la the Tyron Woodley rematch, so a decision loss in a competitive bout is somewhat of a moral victory.

Silva has his moments, but it’s his lack of activity (offense) overall; he doesn’t really start fighting until the second round; that costs him the bout. Paul is busier and lands more punches, including a big knockdown near the end.

my rating : 3 of 5

2022