Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Thoughts: Coach Leach Suspension

Alright so sometime yesterday a huge story broke that Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach has been suspended for the Alamo Bowl. This decision was made by the university after hearing complaints of treatment of an injured player on Dec. 16th. From the second I heard about this it seemed fishy, so I hit up DoubleTNation and started doing my research. Turns out the injured player was Adam James, son of ESPN analyst Craig James, and the younger James was told to wait in a dark closet after sustaining a concussion a few days prior. Being an avid Texas Tech Football fan, it didn't surprise me that Leach did something unusual, but I was surprised maliciously isolate a player. This story is still developing, but I feel like the relationship with a major news outlet (James' daddy wit ESPN), forced Texas Tech to make a decision they might not have needed to make. I really don't see how any other players' "mistreatment" would have become a national story so fast. At this point I think Leach is being targeted by Craig James in a classic case of Daddy runs to the rescue. I woke up this morning to find many Tech faithful feel the same way, as a facebook group "I dislike Craig James" has already gained over 500 members.
My question to the James family is, would you rather your son be chillin in a dark room or practicing football after sustaining a serious head injury? That alone leads me to believe its a case of Ego on the part of the younger and older James men. I really don't understand why the James family is trying to destroy Leach's rep, but I bet its more than just about this concussion matter. Maybe Adam James thought he deserved more playing time, or maybe Craig James thought he could control the opinion of an entire University with his press pass. Either way, former Tech players have spoken out supporting Leach; none have said he treated them wrong. Even my boy Ryze has put down a song in support of Leach. But let's say that Leach has actually been an abusive coach to multiple players, and has held the program hostage for the last 8 years. If this was the case, I wouldn't be completely distraught. I think Ruffin is a capable coach, and has obviously helped Tech become more Defensive-minded over the last few years. Alot of us over at DoubleTNation have been calling it the Defensive revolution. Bottom Line: This whole thing isn't good for recruiting, but I'm confident the truth will come out and the James fam will never set foot in LBK again. Guns Up!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

More Cicero Mode Artwork

So my homie wreck put down some more illustrations for "Cicero Mode"


Check out the album for free, and peep more work from wreck:


Monday, December 21, 2009

Music Monday: Cicero Mode 2.0

I usually don't self promote much, but todays #MM comes from yours truly. Download my newest project Cicero Mode 2.0.

Shout out to Wreck_Advantage for the artwork.
Lemme know what you think here or on twitter,


Friday, December 18, 2009

Avatar Quick Review

Rankings Best out of 5

Visuals: 5
Storyline: 2.5
Soundtrack: 3
Lasting Appeal: 4

Summary: Visually, this movie is amazing. I suggest catching it in the theatres while you have the chance. I can only Imagine how dope it is in IMAX. Nothing in Pandora seems forced, and it's purty easy to get engulfed in the Jungle/Amazon atmosphere of the movie. Its simillar to alot of American Indian movies plot-wise, (i.e Dances with Wolves) but without the drama to be effective. There's a nice cameo from JP of the stoner classic Grandmas Boy also. This is easliy the most effective 3-D flick I've seen on the big screen. My biggest complaint is probably in the music department. I guess a big technical budget can leave you having to use the score from Enemy at the Gates. (that little trumpet cue). That being said, if this is any indication of where action and sci-fi movies are going, hold on to your hats. Nice job James Cameron

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cicero Mode 2.0 is here!!

Wudup peeps,
As 2009 comes to a close, its only right I present the newest installment of Cicero Mode.
Cicero Mode 2.0 is a batch of unreleased songs, freestyles, and remixes from the past year. As well as being a way to showcase some of the years collaborations, I think it's also some of my most honest music as an artist yet. 09 was a rough year for me. From dealing with the passing of my Father to really having to decide what my purpose is. Creating music has always been like therapy for me, and no year has that been more true than 2009. These songs are what I used to get up and find the strength to rededicate myself to my craft. As we roll into 2010, expect alot more material from your boy Cicero. For those of you that take a chance and download, hopefully it shows you a side of me you've never seen, or one you thought was gone forever.

Download Cicero Mode Free!!!

Thanks in advance


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kid Cudi: Pursuit of Happiness Vid

Cudi's new vid. There could be width problems but i'll handle that 2morrow. Cameo by the Canadian crush, Drake...yea i said it...Drake!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Music Monday: 88 keys & Kanye West-Stay Up (Cicero Remix)

If you havent heard the original go through my posts for the song and video.
This remix will be on my upcoming project "Cicero Mode" enjoy!

Download Mp3: 88 Keys feat Kanye West-Stay Up Cicero Remix

Virgin Unveils Galactic Spaceship Two!

Virgin adventurer Richard Branson just unveiled the Spaceship two. This ship is supposed to allow passengers to experience the weightlessness of space, and still make the trip back into earths atmosphere. Purty dope huh?