Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Payphone Funeral

Payphones started becoming obsolete about a decade before Adam Levine harmonized about not having enough change to call home, but I still can't shake the feeling that this timely telecommunication tool never got a proper goodbye.

Until now.

Nick Smatt, director of the viral Valentine's Day "Go Love" video, is back at it again. This time paying homage to the payphone. The funeral was shot by the West 4th subway station and features the acting debut of yours truly.

So join us as we say goodbye to the payphone, and thanks to the fact that we'll never have to rub its filthy receiver up to our ears ever again.

-fresh (@danye33)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Keytwitty Breaks Down His College Football Preseason Top 10

10)  LSU - The Tigers lost a lot of great talent to the NFL Draft, but I never bet against the Mad Hatter! Coach Les Miles always finds away to win in a very tough SEC west.

9) Louisville - If Heisman hopefully Teddy Bridgewater is the real deal, the Cardinals could find themselves in the BCS title mixes!

8) Florida - The Gators are back (on paper). Florida will have many chances to prove themselves this season with big time matchups against Miami, LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and instate rivals Florida State.

7) Texas A & M - The Aggies will go as far Heisman winner Johnny Manziel can lead them! Johnny Football has had a super crazy off-season that had social media buzzing! A & M should be good if the NCAA lets Manziel play this season!

6) Clemson - They have great team speed! Do you remember the name Sammy Watkins? Well this time around he’s back and healthy!

5) Georgia - The Bulldogs are the good team in the SEC that no one is talking about! Aaron Murray is an NFL ready pocket passer that is going to lead the Bulldogs to SEC championship! Well, at least that's what folks in Hotlanta are hoping.  

4) South Carolina - In Jadeveon Clowney we trust! Clowney would have been the first pick in the NFL Draft this past April had he been eligible. He’s back with the Gamecocks and with the old ball coach Steve Spurrier. All types of smoke and mirrors are possible!

3) Oregon - The Ducks and their prom night uni’s have reloaded since ex-head coach Chip Kelly moved on to the NFL! With their hard to stop spread offense, and their unique play calling signs, the Ducks are ready to fly this season!

2) Ohio State - The Buckeyes are ready to go BCS bowling in year 2 of the Urban Meyer era. OSU has a very “light” schedule and the super hype machine is locked and loaded on quarterback Braxton Miller. Could the Buckeyes be the team that finally ends the SEC's BCS national championship run? Not if this next team has anything to say about it...

1) Alabama- 'Bama is #1 because they deserve to be #1! The crimson and white have won an unprecedented 3 out of the past 4 national championships and Nick Saban might be the best coach in all of football. 'Bama has become the mecca of the college football world, and winning titles, along with breeding NFL studs, has become the normal way of life in Tuscaloosa


- @Keytwitty

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Guest Blog- Keytwitty Power Ranks The Top 5 Cookies

5. Shortbread Girl Scout Cookies

Everybody loves little girls and cookies! (#nodusky)

4. Graham Crackers 

People may not agree but I think Graham Crackers are cookies! But I like to think of them as the diet cookies for plus size guys like me! 

3. Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies 

These cookies are soft and doughy, just like Precious the movie!

2. Keebler Fudge Strips 

This cookie is so good you don't even care that the name sounds like dirty underwear!

1. Oreos 

I just love them and the double stuffed {pause} makes me feel like a lonely fat chick watching Knocked Up on a Saturday night! 


Friday, July 8, 2011

@Keytwitty, A Tweep You Should Follow

@Keytwitty talks planking, porn names and Tami Roman in this 2MW interview

Welcome to the 2 Man Weave's inaugural "A Tweep You Should Follow" segment. We will be interviewing non-celebrities who constantly make us laugh and entertain us on Twitter, so that you guys can get to experience the hilarity of their tweets. This week we have the very funny Keshon Akwesi Owusu Bediako from Cortland, New York. This interview took place over gchat.

danye: Hey what's up Keshon, I really appreciate you taking the time to do this interview. You ready?

keytwitty: Let's do this man. Pause
danye: Who are some of your favorite people to follow on Twitter?
keytwitty: @danye33 he drops knowlegde @ochocinco is comedy! Everybody in my dcs crew @illwill3 @jcam32 @bigfrank32 @veazy247 @ellzdagod! I like the pornstars out there that twitpic nasty pics. Oh and @TheRealMrJames hes my second favorite wrestler after ric flair.
danye: What exactly is a "U Boy"?
keytwitty: Well the u-boys is a crew of homies myself @illwill3 n @jcam32 that live a lifestyle similar to the miami hurricanes of the 80's n early 90's. We live fast, party hard , and make the ladies go wild whoooooooooooo.
danye: I see that you tweet quit often about Tami from Basketball Wives, what is it that you love about her?
keytwitty: Tami is amazing shes a grown ass women who drinks beer n smokes right in front of these high price heifers. I feel like u can take Tami anywhere and she will fit right in.
danye: Have you ever tweeted to her?
keytwitty: No i just found her on twitter on Tuesday! But I will twitter stalk her.
danye: Have your views on planking changed in the past week or so? I know initially you weren't a fan of the idea.
keytwitty: I still dont know if i want to plank yet! I think its funny n some r extreme but understanding that, that's the way slave had to stay for a 2 month tied down across the ocean still hurts my heart! But the past is the past I guess.
danye: Very good point, I dont think enough people have taken that into consideration with that whole craze. On a happier note- did you come up with the blue balls/blue walls analogy yourself?
keytwitty: Sadly I heard that a long time ago from my uncle bobby he said one night to his lady friend "im going to get u back n leave ur walls blues" but i was too young at the time to understand.
danye: Say that a super fast food restaurant has opened up. This restaurant is a combination of Wendys, McDonalds, Taco Bell and BK. All of the prices of the food are the same that they would be at their original stores. You have $10. How are you going to spend that money?
keytwitty: Amen now i only have to make one trip! I'm getting a small frostee thats 1.29, 2 taco 1 hard pasue n 1 soft pause thats 2 bucks, 1 double whopper with cheese no tomatos or onions thats 3 bucks and all the fries i can get from mcdeez.
danye: Well played.
danye: You've tweeted about the difference between "bitches" and "white bitches". Can you describe the latter?
keytwitty:I love white bitches they get fucked up when they go out clubbing, they cant dance smh, n they love getting cold taking down!
danye: Would you rather have someone "like" your Facebook status or RT you on Twitter?
keytwitty: ooo RT BC TWITTER IS REAL RAP RAW motherfucker got feels on facebook.danye: Did you ever find your crazy, naked, zeebra lady Uhmfufu from Africa?
keytwitty: Man u know I'm from Africa! Those wild African (plural name for female dog*) u can train n they will listen not like these America heifers. I think I might have a wife in Africa already I got to ask my mother.danye: What would your name be if you were A) a porn star or B) a 1990's WWF wrestler?
keytwitty a) jock st dickman b) the big belly monster
danye: What are your thoughts on the lockouts?
keytwitty The lockout is sad bc it hurts to see rich people fight over money! While the fans who live check to check to support their product r just left heartbroken! And life with no sports I don't even want to think about it.
danye: Tell me about the dream you had when Kevin Garnett sucker punched you in an ally?
keytwitty Well it was dark n I can't see anything! He hit me n screamed anything is possible!
danye: What song do you currently have on repeat?
keytwitty: I love that song 9 pieces BC I sell dope.
danye: Last question- why should people follow you (in 140 characters or less)?
Hmmm BC I will sock u in the face n take ur girlfriend! Real rap raw

-fresh (@danye33)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Biggie Biggie Smalls is the Illest

Ok, so Dan already beat me to a Notorious B.I.G. tribute, but I have to throw something up for an artist who has had a profound impact on my life....

I have so many memories of Notorious that I don't even know where to start so I'm just gonna jot down some bullets-

-I think the first time I heard Big was when I was 9 years old. I knew that he had died, but I really had no idea who he was. My mom took my brother and I to Sam Goody on the release date of Life After Death because my brother was adamant about getting it, I didn't see what the big deal was. He got that, I'm pretty sure I got a Sugar Ray single or something. When we got home I snuck a listen on my brother's Disc man, and after hearing Hypnotize, I was hooked-I must have listened to it about 30 times in a row.

-When I was in the 8th grade, I first heard "Gimme the Loot" and even though I could only understand about half of the lyrics I loved it. I memorized every single word in about 2 days. However, I still didn't really know the magnitude of his abilities.

-At about 15-16, I stole "Ready to Die" from my friends girlfriend, my life literally changed. I was obsessed with this album, it was pretty much all I could talk about at school.

-Throughout High School I did everything I could to get my hands on as much Biggie as I possibly could. I must have destroyed my families computer downloading every single Biggie track known to man on Napster and Kazaa, but I had to have it.

- As I've gotten older, I've come to appreciate what Biggie did with his short time on this Earth. It's crazy to me that a man could have such a profound impact on so many lives, mine included. His lyrics are so versatile, he could go from rapping about killing people, to inspiring people, to loving his girl in a matter of 3 tracks.

-His growth from "Ready to Die" to "Life After Death" was unparalleled. He understood that now that he had made it, he couldn't rap about being on the corner and hustling drugs anymore. I think this is one of the biggest reasons he remains so relevant and his music lives on.

- All in all, the Rap game would be very different if he would have released a few more albums. In short, there is no way Lil' Wayne would be considered the best rapper ever.

Rest in Peace Big, your impact on hip-hop is still felt today. You were the best to ever do it, and your music will continue to remain timeless.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

An Interview With New York Producer Kevin Casey

My man Kevin Casey took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for The 2 Man Weave. Kevin recently dropped his first mixtape, "Live From New York" which features groundbreaking New York Hip Hop, to much acclaim. I have had the privilege of knowing Kevin for years now, and am very excited to see what he is going to do next. There is no doubt that his hard work and musical talent will earn him great success. Check out his website www.kevincaseymusic.com for great music, as well as a free download of his mixtape "Live From New York", and get familiar...before it's too late.

By dropping a New York only mixtape, it's obvious New York based hip-hop has had a large influence on you and your career. What other musicians, types of music, etc... have influenced you?

Growing up I was constantly surrounded by music - mostly stuff from the 50sand 60s. I remember my dad having a big collectors set for each decade of all the hit records, each one holding at least 30 tapes. Long car rides between New York and Toronto meant long listening sessions, and I quickly learned all those songs inside out. Playing the alto saxophone in middle school and high school got me more familiar with other genres, mostly jazz. And then as of more recently I've been locked into funk and soul stuff from the 60s and 70s. Oh yea, and hip hop.

Your blog, www.kevincaseymusic.com , displays a wide array of music. What is your goal with the blog, and what made you decide to start a blog?

I didn't want to just start a hip hop blog that reported on the hip-hop world's "news of the day." To be completely honest, I wasn't even comfortable with the word BLOG until very recently. I understand it's value now, and I also just enjoy sharing music that I listen to. If I come across that one song of the day that has me addicted to it, why not share that. My man Buckwild once said to me that my site is more about "culture" than hip hop music ... so I'll go with that too. It's also a good way to support projects of mine and the people around me.

Music, and rap/hip-hop in particular, is in a terrible state. What are you doing to elevate the state of music and blow a breath of fresh air to the music business?

I think all I can do in my position is just work hard and make sure the stuff I put out is to the best of my ability, and nothing less. I do have to say that I believe hip-hop is on an upward trend... how far along on the spectrum I don't know, but I think it's moving in a good direction. I would just like to see all the people that ask for "real hip hop" be ready to buy the projects that come out in that lane. If they are not doing that, and just talking about it, then they are part of the problem. We're all at least a little guilty of this.

What has it been like working closely with notable producers such as Scram Jones and Buckwild? How have they influenced your music, as well as your career?

First off, I have to say that my man Dub Sonata was the first one to really see potential in what I did with music, and bring me around the people that I'm around now. He is also one of the dopest producers I know. Being around Scram and Buck has only been positive... watching these dudes make beats is just like being in class - you try to learn as much as you can. Well, I guess that makes it not really like any class I've been in, but I think you get my point. Biggest thing is that I am friends with all the people I make music around, and that can be a hard find in the industry.

When did you first realize that you wanted pursue a career in music?

Probably around the time I really fell in love with DJ-ing while going to college. I got paid for the first time for having fun with music, and it felt good. I started making beats on my computer, and that was that. There is such a high level that this can be taken to ... I look at someone like Quincy Jones and get depressed, but then excited. Depressed that I am where I am, and he is where he is ... but excited that if I apply myself, there is so much room to grow as a producer. That's what I love about creative arts, you have the opportunity to take your craft to the highest level. I don't think I should ever reach a point where I am 100% satisfied. I got alot to learn but I'm all in.

Any new projects your working on?

I like to just put stuff out and not talk about it in advance, but I will say that the next time you hear a Live From New York style mixtape from me it will not be what you expect. 2manweave, it's been real.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

An Ode To Killa

Cam'ron has always been one of my favorite rappers for two reasons, 1. he convinced every heterosexual male that it was cool to wear pink, and 2. he is possibly the funniest dude on the planet. Here's a brief collection of his finest work:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

R.I.P. Big Pun

Sunday February 7 marked the ten year anniversary of Big Punisher's death. Big Pun is one of my favorite rappers of all time, so I thought this would be a fitting tribute to a man who was taken from us way too early.

Few rappers could control the microphone like Pun, his wordplay and dynamic while rapping is unparalleled and has paved the way for many quick-tongued rappers, such as Eminem. Pun emerged from the Bronx, NY rap scene in 1993 when he opened up the Beatnuts classic "Off the Books" and laid lyrical slaughter on the song, and easily stole the show. Pun was soon signed to a solo deal with Loud Records and his mark would soon be left on the rap world.

Pun was raised in the South Bronx's Puerto Rican community, and to put it bluntly, was raised rough. Struggling with his mother's drug problem, a non existent biological father, and an abusive stepfather, Pun would become quite destructive and angry, however, all of this led to him dropping some of the realest verses hip hop has ever scene. Pun alluded to his fatherless childhood on the song "Punish Me", when he wrote,

I wanna raise my little man but you keep resistin
I'm insistin you chill for real before you come up missin
Listen, I don't wanna fight I'd rather do what's right
A boy needs a father that's the most important part of his life

There's no doubt Pun had it rough growing up, but it was these memories that fueled his fire and motivated him to becoming one of the rawest MCs to ever touch the mic.

In 1998 Pun dropped his classic "Capital Punishment" that featured hit after hit. The album reached platinum status and Pun became the first latin rapper to reach platinum status, undoubtedly opening the door for other Latin rappers to achieve success in the rap world.

Unfortunately, just like few rappers could flow like Pun, none had an appetite like the man. Pun's weight fluctuated constantly to levels of obesity, and on February 7, 2000 Big Punisher died of a massive heart attack at the young age of 28, leaving a gap in hip hop music that still hasn't been fulfilled. Pun released 2 albums posthumously, "Yeeeeeahhhhhhh Baby" and a best of album entitled "Endangered Species". Endangered Species was the first Pun album I heard and it truly blew me away. I had never heard a MC control the mic like him and was thoroughly impressed by his wide array of hits. Throughout the years I have gone through several Ipods and computers, but this album always finds its way back onto my hard drive. Rest in Peace Pun, you are truly missed by the hip-hop community.

Here's a few of my favorite tracks by this legend, enjoy:

(Same video, different song)

This list could go on and on, he had that many hits. REMEMBER PUN!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Awiez Productions

This is gonna be short and sweet. A very close friend of mine made a song called Gold Rolls Royce. He put it on soundclick.com. Said song jumped 1.5 million spots in less than a week. Please listen, and get familiar. Awiez Productions.


Friday, January 29, 2010

Some Jams for the Weekend

Like my partner (pause) Dan, I'd also like to apologize for the lack of posts lately. I blame it on blunt smoke, binge drinking, bugging about graduating, and an overall lack of ambition. So to our loyal readers (do we have any?) I promise more entertainment from the 2 Man Weave. This one will be short since it's Friday and I got business to take care of, but here's some tunes to pleasure your ears for the weekend...Enjoy:

An awesome song by one of the baddest dudes ever.

If you're like me and struggling with the single life, here's the anthem for those lonely Saturday nights.

If you spend your weekend (or everyday for that matter) in a marijuana haze, here's something to jam to.

And for those of you who go to school up north, it's cold out there; so here's some heat: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=1033752
Awiez Productions was started by a very, very close friend of mine over the summer, and he's been on his grind and in the studio constantly, so please support this movement.

Also Rest In Peace to J.D. Salinger, "Catcher in the Rye" was one of the first books that left me saying "wow" when I was done reading it. So thank you Mr. Salinger for having a profound impact on my life and opening my eyes to great literature.