Monday, December 17, 2007


Da Hating Game
Starring Ace, JT, Mike, Antoine, Lez, Marcus, Element, Cass, Juulz
Directed by Jalin Fuentes
For many years, Gay/SGL men have been labeled based on their looks, personalities, physiques and their characteristics. If a man has a muscular physique, and hard and deep speaking voice, he’s automatically labeled a top, and if a man has soft looks, features and a soft speaking voice, than he’s presumed as being the one to be taking dick but since the mid 1990’s the myths and sexual roles that men play have change, and that’s the reason I enjoyed watching the DVD “Da Hating Game” because it shows that you don’t have to look a certain way to enjoy sex.
Scene 1 begins with Ace a tall slender built dude accidentally bumping into, JT, in the train station, who takes Ace’s offer to go up to his apartment to have sex, and as soon as they get inside, JT, a rough looking Puerto Rican sporting braids becomes the aggressor tells Ace to suck his dick forcing him to remind him that he’s in his apartment and he will please him the why he likes, before lifting JT’s shirt, and licking his chest before sucking off JT who puts on his do-rag while being serviced.. Afterwards, the sexy southern native, asks the hot Bronx kid to see what he’s working with, and after a brief playful argument, Ace is pushed on the couth, while JT unzips his jeans, and proceeds to service Ace’s slender, but large pull before pulling a Janet Jackson move on him.
“Shh! Keep your mouth shut aight.” JT says. “I’ll suck you dick when I wanna suck your dick.” Ace gets playfully frustrated and replies with “Yo, shut the fuck up and suck my dick!” After playfully kissing and sucking him off, Ace compliments JT for his oral skills, forcing him to feisty by asking him was he still talking, and Ace answering with “I can back up what I say. After a few more minutes of sucking, Ace begins fucking JT, and what made this scene hot is how JT is becoming more vocally dominated by telling Ace to fuck him in a masculine voice. “Bang that ass out nigga” he says while Ace who’s wearing his base ball cap and timberlands, is pounding and slapping his ass, without saying much preferring to let his dick and actions speaks louder than his words (though he occasionally says ‘take this dick’ in his mellow voice). Especially when he fucks him missionary style causing the couch to shake and Ace to bust a nice load.
Scene 2 is what I called the Thug Love scene. It features Mike and Antoine showing how two masculine looking brothers can have hot sensual and passionate sex while maintaining their masculinity. The scene begins with Mike telling Antoine who’s playing video games that he’s mad horny.
“Come on over so we can do something about it” Antoine says while Mike walks over to get his sexual needs taken care of by climbing on Antoine and grinding on him while he’s having his smooth hairy chest sucked and dick rubbed, before telling Mike to take off his clothes (he keeps on his fitted cap and timberlands), Antoine sucks Mike while he’s grinding, adding sensuality to the scene, before Antoine eats him out forcing Mike to suck his dick.
What makes this scene hot is how they talk to each other they using street slang like they were on the basketball court.
“I bet you can’t handle this ass” Mike says
“I promise you” he says before having a second helping of Mike, who later jumps on his condom covered dick and rides him like a Porsche, before gently bent over and plowed in many different positions,. From lying on the stomach to missionary, not only does Mike take his ghetto boy’s dick, he also grinds on him giving him a run for his master card.
Scene 3 with Lez and JT will have viewers putting this hot and sexy scene of repeat, and will make them bust a whole lot of times. This scene is about how rappers (single and married) be having sex with their business associates on the low, opening with Lez who like Rapper Cam’ron’s sexier twin brother playing a rapper who wants to crossover to film, something that his manager tries to dissuade preferring that he focused more on his upcoming album as well as dissuading him from becoming involved with him, but one Lez begins kissing him, he reconsiders his decision. Especially after he unbuttons his shirt. “What you mean business and pleasure don’t’ mix. It’s my pleasure to give you the business” he says before they continue to lock lips before JT sucks his sugar cane and large jewels. Later on, Lez show’s how a real man is able to eat ass and suck dick well. Especially with a set of gold teeth in his mouth. After a long oral session, Lez has JT on the couch missionary style, showing he how he can work rip more than a stage; he can rip a kats ass while taking out his pony tail and later tying it in a bun while having JT scream and spell his name in estacy. An nomination and Award for best scene is highly recommended!!
Scene 4 features Element and newcomer Marcus fucking each other in an apartment that’s supposed to be like a club scene. Marcus arrives to the bar asking for a drink and after being getting his drink, he looks at a flyer that has two guys performing oral, and when Elements ask does his suck dick, he says not, but he’s been curioious to find out what it’s like, so Element helps cure his curiosity. After sucking him off, Marcus asks Element does he does the same and he admits he does without hesitating, and the next then we see is Element going down on him hungrily while slapping his ass and rubbing his nipples, with Marcus later eating Element out before being the first one to begin the fucking scene, having Element on his back and on his knees, while Element bangs him from behind.
Scene 5 is where Cass makes his bottoming debut. The scene begins with Juulz lying on his bed talking on his cell phone, when he sees Cass’ hand come from under the bed with his keys and condoms and without hesitation he tells Juulz “I wanna see what’s good with your dick shawty” while rubbing his leg, and pulling out his huge (and I do mean huge) dick and pleasing it with his mouth. After sucking him off Cass informs him that he doesn’t know how to be a bottom, but Juulz informs him that he’s gonna be one for today, and they way Cass worships Juulz’s large piece, you can see he’s eager to take it.
“God bless me in the name of dick” he says before Juulz face fucks him missionary style, and I have to commend Cass for taking it like a pro, because there are time when he looks like he needs oxygen to prevent passing out, but Juulz makes sure he’s comfortable holding him to prevent him from falling off the bed (and dick). What I like about the scene is when Cass becomes verbally dominate, and tries to run away when Juulz tears his insides out causing him to moan. ”Tear that ass up son” Cass tells Juulz who pounds him so hard he almost leaps off the bed before Juulz puts him on his stomach and wears him out. Another hot thing is the shot of Cass being done missionary style through the mirror.
I enjoyed watching this DVD. I like the idea and concept of erasing the myths that people have about the roles Gay/SGL men are supposed to play in the bedroom, but it would have been better if the sex scene was longer, and if Antoine and Lez were wearing timberlands while fucking the bottoms, but it was a great DVD to watch, and hopefully it will show men that they can be who they are in the bedroom.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


In April, 2005, singer/songwriter/producer Mariah Carey dropped her 12th album “The Emancipation of Mimi” which in addition to becoming her 3rd album to debut at the top of the album charts, became her biggest selling album since 1997’s “Butterfly” and a favorite among her fans and peers, who along with praising her for adding R&B and Hip-Hop with Pop, was asking the diva with the seven-octave range to tour, and after winning 3 Grammy Awards in the R&B Category, her first win since 1991 (she still should have won for Album of The Year), Mimi decided to hit the road, making it one of the industries long awaited tour in years. Now fans can see enjoy seeing it on her latest DVD “The Adventures of Mimi” which was filmed in Anaheim California last summer. Directed by Sanai Hami, the DVD has great editing, and shots that will make viewers think that they’re actually at the concert, enjoying the songstress strut her stuff, as well as interviews with Carey, her crew, and musical director Randy Jackson from American Idol and a mini movie directed by Spike Lee.
The adventure begins with a clip of co-producer Jermaine Dupri ad-libbing his part of her comeback hit “It’s Like That” while Carey comes from under the top stage sporting a black glittery bikini suit and long cape, with smoke blowing after she sings the opening line of the hit, before being joined by her dancers who are wearing black masks. What makes this opening hot are the vocals, the shots of her sexy DJ Suss One, after she sings ‘the do always spinning the cut.” It’s followed with Carey performing the remix and album versions of her 1999 top charting hit “Heartbreaker” which features close up of DA-Brat, Missy Elliot and Jay-Z’s video clips and a nice long shot capturing the male dancers on the main stage while Carey and the choreographers on the staircase strutting to the middle of the stage which gains a loud round of applause from the audience, who goes crazy when she performs “Dreamlover, where she sings in mid and lower ranges and incorporates The Notorious B.I.G.’S debut single “Juicy” into the song, reminding people that she’s the undisputed Queen of remixes. After acknowledging some of the fans, she launches into “My All”, which has a nice Soulful Latin feel thanks to the guitarist, her longtime background vocalist Trey Lorenz and the Aunt/niece duo Maryanne and Sherry Tatum and two of her dancers performing salsa in a silhouette, before joining the males during the house version of the song, before DJ Suss One hypes the crowd by telling the ladies to get up and bounce, while Mimi returns, sporting shades to perform “Shake It Off” strutting seductively in front of her large set of glittery letters spelling her nickname and on a stripper pole. After changing into a yellow gown, Mimi takes the audience down memory lane with a soulful version of her debut single “Vision of Love” displaying her Opera and Gospel roots, further demonstrated on the inspirational “Fly Like A Bird,” which she was backed by a Gospel Choir. She later joined by Lorenz for their rendition of The Jackson 5ive’s classic “I’ll Be There” which wins cheers and giggles from the audience thanks Lorenz’s smooth falsetto, and their joking ad libs.
After changing into a black-sequenced butterfly top, skin-tight jeans, Carey and the male dancers wearing black sequenced wind breakers are escorted to a stage in the middle of the audience where she performs “Fantasy” featuring the video clips of the late Old Dirty Bastard, performing his trademark line ‘Me and Mariah go back like babies and pacifiers” has the audience jumping, along with the percussion and live breaks. After thanking God and the fans, she performs “Don’t Forget About Us” and “Always My Baby” which has couples cuddling and singing to each other.
She returns to the big stage during “Honey” where she dances with her dancers dressed like Maries and cheerleaders performing various routines including Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal“ and the wop, while Mimi drops the floor smoothly before performing a brief medley of “I Wish You Knew” and “Can’t Let Go” which would have been nice had she sang one of my all time favorite songs in it’s entirely, but the performance from her background vocals and her hitting her high note compensates for the loss as well as her bringing Boyz II Men on stage to sing their record breaking classic “One Sweet Day” which has the audience in tears. Especially those who lost loved ones. Before performing “Hero,” Carey speaks about the song had helped her through her own trials and tribulations. “In times in my life that I had to turn on that song lyrics myself and flip it to my own life” she says before performing the classic and “Make It Happen” which features the choir returning to back her up.
After leaving, Mimi returns for the encore performance of her Grammy Award winning single “We Belong Together” earning a standing ovation.
The DVD was great, but it would have been nicer had she perform more of her hits including “Someday,” “Emotions” “The Roof” and “Lover Boy.” Those songs would have mad the DVD complete, but it was a nice DVD seeing Mariah Carey reap the benefits of her career and sharing a nice show with her fans.

Monday, December 3, 2007


On Saturday morning, I received a call that has me shocked and sad; I learned that Phillip Howell, a man I've known and loved as a friend, and uncle had died. I learned that he was found unconscious in his apartment and later died.
Words cannot express how I'm feeling at this shocking and upsetting news. "We had dinner the day before Thanksgiving and we talked about getting together with some other friends before or after the Chirstmas holiday for dinner" I told many of those who knew and loved him as well.
I first met Phillip at The Supremes convention in August 1998, where we met former Supremes Scherrie Payne & Lynda Laurence and Betty Kelley from The Vandellas. A few weeks later we met at Mary Wilson's concert, and we took pictures backstage with her and her back up singer Parnell and took the D train back to Manhattan. We didn't connect until the following year at Mary's concert and we started to connect by speaking on a monthly basis and I was amazed at his interest in music, and world culture, ans we were also the biggest Supreme Fans in the world. He had a large collection of videos, music and photos, In fact, my good friend Ronne Hayne, an author, actor and writer dubbed him Uncle and Phillip Powell the male version of Motown's charm school teacher Maxine Powell because he had class, taste and style
In fact the last two birthday get togethers we threw for him, he insisted on serving us drinks, salad and dessert even though it was his gathering!!!!!!!!!!!
Talk about being classy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
I'm still shocked that Phillip is gone and there are times when I don't wanna accept that he's gone but I have comfort knowing that he went Up The Ladder To The Roof to Heaven and you're at the Golden Arena in the front row cheering Florence Ballard on, and having cornbread with Eddie Kendricks.
I wanna say thank you Phillip for being a great and positive influence in my life as well as Fran, Linda, Ronne, Ralph and Chris.
You will be missed and I know that you're gonna do an excellent job working with the Motown legends in heaven.

Your newphew
Ra Shawn

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