12.30.2010

10 Things DJs Are Hating On

I wrote this for Ozone Magazine in 2008 & it's still true.



10 THINGS DJS ARE HATING ON
1. GETTING PAID AT 3AM- AND I GOTTA CHASE YA ASS FOR THAT! YOU SIGNED THE CONTRACT ANTE- DA-FUCK-UP!

2. AMATEUR STRIPPERS IN THE DEEJAY BOOTH- UNLESS IT'S A STRIP CLUB LADIES KEEP YOUR DAMN CLOTHES ON! TRUST ME ITS NOT ORIGINAL AND IF THE DJ IS PAYING YOU ANY ATTENTION HE THINKS YOU'RE A SKANK AND BEING A SKANK IS WORSE THAN BEING A HO!

3. PLAYLISTS- ON THE RADIO IS ONE THING BUT IN THE CLUB LET ME DO ME! THAT'S WHY YOU HIRED ME ISN'T IT?!!

4. PDs WHO WANT TO BE PERSONALITIES- YOU'RE IN MANAGEMENT HOMIE…YOU GET THE BIG CHECKS SO WHY ARE YOU HATING ON MY CLUB GIG AND ONE HOUR MIXSHOW?

5. CELEBRITY DJS??!! WTF IS THIS??!! YOU'LL PAY A REAL WORLD REJECT $5000 TO MOVE THE FADER AND BE RUDE TO THE GUESTS BUT I GOTTA ARGUE WITH YOU FOR $500 AND A BOTTLE OF WATER?!! THIS MOFO DOESN'T KNOW BPM'S FROM MPH

6. WANNABE DJS- PLAYING WHAT YOU HEAR ON THE RADIO DOESN'T MAKE YOU A DJ. CAN YOU CUT, SCRATCH, OR BLEND? MIXTAPES INVOLVE MIXING IF YOU CANT DO IT –IT'S NOT A MIXTAPE IT'S A COMPILATION!!! OH AND YOU CANT BE A DJ IF YOU'VE NEVER JOCKEYED A DISC...NICE IPOD THOUGH

7. CATS THAT HATE ANYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH RADIO BUT NAME THEIR MIXTAPES "_________ RADIO"…TALK AMONGST YOURSELVES…

8. INDIE RAPPERS- NO I WILL NOT PLAY YOUR SONG THAT I'VE NEVER HEARD AT 1AM WHILE THE DANCEFLOOR IS PACKED. AND NO YOU CANT GET ON THE MIC EITHER.

9. DJ GROUPIES- THE FELLAS ARE GONNA HATE ME FOR THIS ONE- ARE YOU SERIOUS?? THIS MOFO WORKS AT UPS EVERYDAY EXCEPT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND YOU BEGGING TO GET BANGED SO YOU CAN GET IN THE CLUB FREE NEXT WEEK?! GET A LIFE! DUDE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE.

10. GROUPIE ASS DJS- YOU CANT POSSIBLY LIKE EVERY SINGLE SONG BY EVERY SINGLE ARTIST AND BE IN EVERY DAMN DJ CREW. IF YOUR TAG LOOKS LIKE THIS:

      DJ SLAM-A-JAM
    CORE DJS/BUMSQUAD DJZ/ HEAVY HITTER DJS/    
    G-UNIT DJS/ BLACKWALL STREET DJS/ TELETUBBIES 
    DJS/ SANYO DJS/ WALMART DJS/ FANTA DJS/ ZYRTEC DJS/ HOV-AROUND DJS/ PERDUE DJS/DASANI DJS
         
DON'T KILL YOURSELF, JUST LAY DOWN & DIE!!

DeStorm- 2010 Rap Up

While we're waiting on Skillz to drop his version, here's my new obsession DeStorm's 2010 Rap-Up

12.21.2010

Just My Thoughts


 

We, as humans have to stop taking each other for granted. I was thinking today how we will let a good friend or loved one walk out of our life over something stupid. Like on Hoarders, when a parent doesn't want to throw something away & the kid does. They'll be upset with that kid for weeks over a stuffed animal of a blanket. Have you ever lost someone you cared about over something ridiculous? I gave up a friend over American Idol... we got into an argument over Kelly Clarkson being better than Justin Guarini... Seriously! We're cool now but just to think of how I stopped speaking to her over THAT ... I don't know those people... it's so silly.

 
I didn't believe in the Recession until I got layed off. Almost 2 years later, I can tell you- IT'S REAL THAN A MUTHAFUKKA!!! In the field I was in, the longer you're out the harder it is to get back in & with me trying to get back in in New York its double extra hard with cheese!! Well... maybe not with cheese because cheese makes everything better & if it was better it wouldn't be hard so ... you know what I mean. #AnywayDoe This recession shit is real & I need people to have a LOT more compassion for those that are out of work involuntarily. We're trying, jobs are hard to come by. When you see "90,000 jobs were created" on the news those are usually IT or some other specialized field. If you're like me & worked in Broadcasting for 12 years you aren't qualified. Go to school you say... Ok so how will I pay bills for the 2- 4 years I'm in school learning? When I get out I still risk not having a job because of the people that already went to school & have worked in the field & those graduating with me. It's a vicious cycle. "Take what you can get" I have & let me tell you- IT SUCKS!! Retail... Lawdhabmurcy.... I can't wait for the season to be over & the pay is DREADFUL. Some of us are trying, some are not... don't count us out though. Our comeback will be even more magnificent than our setback. BELEE DAT!!


I really don't understand the Keri Hilson backlash. She talented, pretty, & intelligent. She writes her & some of your favorite artists songs. I mean, why ya'll so mad? And WHY would you dog her but support Nicki Minaj & her technicolor wigs? I don't get it. Nicki professes to be the "best female MC" but she put out an R&B album with TERRIBLE singing on it and ya'll let that make it but get on Keri who is good at what she does. Oh... you got life fucked up? ok that explains it then- NEXT!!



Tiny had "Mrs. Harris" tatted on her hand recently. Now I'm torn usually when someone gets their boothangs name tatted on them it doesn't last but Cliff & Tameka have been together for a while & gone through a bunch of stuff so maybe they'll be the ones to defy this "curse" if you will. We'll see...



Congratulations Chris Brown! I'm very happy & proud of that kid for completing his class & doing well on his probation. Say what you want about him, he's working to make himself a better person. An abuser who does things just for press or to change what people think about him/her would never have lasted this long or kept up with their probation. Good Job Chris & keep your hands to yourself homeboy!


I have so many ideas for vlogs & blogs but TV saps my soul & sucks all the energy to be productive out of my body. Last year I only did 2 posts, this year I've done at least 125 so I'm getting there. Let's see what 2011 brings.... good things I'm sure. You won't catch me saying "2011 is MY year", every year you're alive is you're year. Make the best of it! 

12.15.2010

SON!! YO SON!!

I've watched this @ least 5 times already! Kevin Hart, Trey Songz, & a bunch of others were at Diddy's album release party for his newest coaster album "Last Train To Plastic Paris". I'd tell ya'll to buy it but I wouldn't mean it. I'm sure it's trash, this video however is PURE comedy!! 

Kev & Trey aint shit! LMMFAO 

12.14.2010

The Wendy Williams Experience

Mama Bubblin & I hit NY to attend a taping of The Wendy Williams Show. Guests on todays show were Ciara, Marcus Settles (?) from Gossip Girl, a chick from Life & Style who gave us the tips on some hot Christmas presents, & Arianna Huffington taped her interview for Wednesday's show.

We had to get there before 8am which kinda sucked because it was cold as a witch's titty today but once we got in everything was cool. Here are some pics:


The Waiting Area was packed!
 

How You Dewaaaan?



The guy in the hat is Kevin. He's a great hypeman & kept the energy flowing. The lady is Paula she & her twin sister were in line with us.


 

I should've told that girl I could see her track ... I'm so bad LOL


 

One of Wendy's Producers & Yes, I hit them up for a job LOL 


Mama Bubblin & I Stylin on ya'll




Wendy thanked us for coming. She's very nice & a lot thinner than you'd think. 

Now for the good stuff! 

We got 3 HUGE bottles of Vaseline's new Intensive Rescue Lotions, it's right on time because it's cold & I don't do ashy! We also got a Lia Sophia Bracelet valued at $150 & REAL Pearls from PearlSource.com valued at $450, plus a really cute snow globe ring from GlamGlobes.com- you can personalize them with your name, picture, or logo.

This picture doesn't do the bracelet justice ... how bout...



That's better! 

This has nothing to do with Wendy Williams, Mom & I went to see our cousin who works in the city after the show & look what he gave me!!! 


 YES! YES!! YES!! I almost cried! I LOVE WEEDS!! My New Years Eve is SET! Me, Conrad, Nancy Botwin, & I'm good! SUPER GOOD!! 


My VA Boo Tim snagged this pic of me from the show. My eyes were open I promise LOL 

12.09.2010

El Debarge @ Highline Ballroom

 On a really cold night in NYC, my homegirl Nina 9 & Mama Bubblin DRAAAGGED me to see El Debarge and it was AWESOME!!! El still has it & will give it to you... HARD! 

He does kinda strike me as the uncle who always hugs you 2 seconds too long and says stuff like "Girl you're all grown up now" O_o. At least he's never peed
on anyone... that we know of...

I digress...

The show was EXCELLENT!! Here's some video!



11.12.2010

Flashback

Mama Bubblin' ran across this interview of me from 2007 & insisted I put it up. Big shouts to Ty for caring enough to interview little ol me & Shouts to my Columbia, SC fam!! Including my homies over at The Beat! 

11.11.2010

You Never Know

Today I'll be starting a seasonal job at a retail store. After a college degree & 12 years working in my field, I'll be working part-time in a retail store.

I'm not mad or embarrassed, I'm actually excited.

When you've been out of work, no savings, not knowing where your next dime was coming from ANYTHING is an opportunity. For me everything is a learning experience, I've wondered about the inner workings of this particular store since I was a kid & now I get to find out.


God IS good.


Seasonal. Part-Time. Retail.

Last night, I saw a woman who used to work at my mom's hair salon. She'll tell you that what started on her career path was my mom telling her to write a press release, she said she didn't know how, my mom... being my mom ... said "you'll figure it out", and left her to do just that.

Mind you this was in the time BEFORE Google when NOTHING was easy to find on the "Super highway"

This woman is now married, with 2 beautiful kids, and launching a weekly TV series with a national cable channel. Her finances are together & she's making steady income. While I'm remembering days when she used to force me to do my homework & trying to figure out how to get my life together, she says:

"I'm inspired by YOU"

Part time. Seasonal. Retail.

11.08.2010

Bonus Footage: Cowbell

Real Talent in 2010

Kandi, Eric Benet, & Faaaaaantasia performed in Philly this weekend & I was there! 

Check em out & go see the show if it comes to your town. It was greeeeeat!!

Kandi Pt.1

Kandi Pt. 2

Eric Benet

Fantasia

Fantasia- Move on Me
The full performance for my brotha The Notorious R.o.B.
Check him out @ Tha Feedback

If you know me & my mom, then you know
WE LOVE US SOME TASIA!!! 

As for me & my house, we will serve the Lord & keep Fantasia pumpin' through the speakers all the days of our lives!!

11.07.2010

Prosecuting The Victim




Today I had a conversation about the rape scene in “For Colored Girls” which led to a discussion about my experience with being attacked by a man. I was not raped but I was attacked. I have no problem talking about what happened or the fact that I took him back after the assault – that’s a different discussion- my issue is I became the person being questioned.

Why didn’t you hit him back?

Why didn’t you run?

Why didn’t you call the police?

Why didn’t you scream?

Why did you take him back?

And then they tell me what THEY would’ve done, when the truth is NO ONE knows what they would do until it happens.

For me, in that moment, I understood why women don’t fight back, scream, call the police, or do anything. When a person is filled with enough rage to attack you they become unstoppable! If you don’t have the same rage when fighting back you will certainly lose. In these cases, when attacked by someone you love, you wonder why and you become more concerned with consoling them than saving yourself.

Sounds crazy but it’s true.

You take him back because a) you get used to it b) you’re self- esteem is ruined c) it’s safer.

Allow me to explain:

A)   You’re used to it: This is the way its been & the attacker not being around is out of your routine which can throw you off completely. I’m not saying it makes sense, I’m just saying its routine- fight …make-up… everything is good for a few then it happens again. We all know how good make-up sex can be so don’t act like … nevermind… The apology phase is also usually the nicest your attacker will EVER be. Your wish is their command… it’s pure bliss and you get stuck in this pattern & continue to repeat it.

  

B)   You’re self- esteem is ruined: Yeah, we all heard the Kat Williams joke about self- esteem however, we all know or should know that what people think of us can affect how we feel about ourselves.  Think about the kid that kills himself because he’s sick of being bullied for being gay or tall or fat or skinny. If someone attacks you, repeatedly, they’re usually telling you that “you aint shit” or “you deserve this” if not with words WITH THEIR FISTS. After a while, you’ll start to wonder & maybe even believe you DO deserve to be berated, even physically injured. 

 

C)   It’s safer: It probably isn’t, in my case I was thousands of miles way from family & friends who could protect me or fight him. When I put him out, I became scared to leave the house or stay in it at the same time. He threatened to have “people” at my house, mess with my car, etc. It was frightening because I felt like I wouldn’t know where it was coming from if “it” came at all. That fear is paralyzing. So my thinking became if he was in my presence, I could see his jaw tense up, hear the change in his voice, and- in a weird way- prepare myself for the fight.

Again, I’m not saying that any of these are reasons to let someone beat on you (male or female), I’m just saying these are things that go through an attacked person’s head.

Back to the discussion:

So I’m being quizzed on my reaction to the violence & his reasons. REALLY?! I don’t have a clue as to why that crazy ass muhfukka snapped on me. You need to ask him, I did- he said he was drunk and blacked out – YEEEAAAAHHH RIGHT!!

I digress…

When a person tells you they are or were being abused launching into an interrogation is NOT what you do. THEY ARE THE VICTIM! Don’t prosecute them for being attacked, its like attacking them all over again. Offer or get them help, if it’s a person who has remained in an abusive situation, instead of asking why, offer to introduce them to a new mate, tell them about new apartments in town, a program that helps battered people, or call the police for them. 

 

An abused person feels bad enough without you questioning their actions. It just feels like another attack. Hug them, hold them, HELP them but don’t prosecute them. 

 

If you're reading this and you are in an abusive situation- GET OUT! Run... pack your shit & your kids & go ... WHERE EVER!
It won't get better & there is nothing YOU can do to change your abuser. Don't lose your life trying to fix theirs. 


11.05.2010

Hulk Hogan vs. Notorious B.I.G.

This tickled my Biggie bone today...


RIP BIG!

Bubblin' News Brief 11/4/2010

The News Segment I do on www.NewLevelsRadio.com Tuesdays & Thursdays.




@cristalbubblin
ayebubbz@gmail.com

11.04.2010

Block of Destruction

11.03.2010

Thats What I'm Sayin!!!

10.30.2010

Dedication

To all you rappers & DJs that send me links on Twitter & "promoters" that send a bajillion party invites & post those big ass pics on your facebook 


*flips the bird*


10.28.2010

Sangria & Skrimps

#Co-Sign

10.27.2010

Bread Nuggets

HIDE YA WIFE! HIDE YA KIDS!!

 
This combo has disaster written AAAALLL over it!! 




WacKa Flaka & Suge Knight

10.26.2010

#TeamLeBron

10.25.2010

Kanye & Kim K?!!

10.19.2010

Pretty Big News

Recently, I accepted a job. 


They sent me an "employee agreement" & a Non-Compete that I had my lawyer review & we both had some questions & concerns, I detailed those concerns in an email & had a phone call with them about it- no anger or anything, I just wanted some clarification. We had spoken mainly via email & I interviewed by iChat from Spain, however, they only wanted to talk on the phone to answer my questions, nothing via email because that would be IN WRITING. They basically told me to take it the way it was or leave it. I told them I needed to think about it & I'd let them know by the end of the week. 


Today, I received an email saying they were withdrawing their offer, to which I say DEUCES!!    


I have every right to protect myself & ask questions. I have 14 years of experience with high ratings & I know my worth- unemployed or not. As they said, "we weren't a good match" -funny thing is, I knew that when I saw the station signed on, when my homeboy told me about it, when my mentor called me, aaaand when they said they didn't "do" contracts. 


Moral of the story- Trust your instincts. 


As for the no contract thing... Anything u sign IS A CONTRACT! As long as you do what you're told its not a problem, but the FIRST time u think about going off THEIR course they will throw it in your face. "You signed this" "why did u sign if u didn't agree" and then you're stuck! ESPECIALLY if you're a woman.



Ladies- Handle Your Business!! I haven't always but I won't stop now that I started- FOR ANYONE! Get a lawyer & don't be afraid to ask questions & address concerns. You have every right to have a full understanding of your duties, rewards, & penalties in any business situation.


Again, I'm not angry or upset. I prayed for clarity about the situation last night because it just didn't feel right & I'm in awe & excited by how & how fast God works. I'm so grateful to my mentor for thinking of me, for that station taking the time to interview me, & God for resolving the situation. I'm very happy actually, its a ton of weight off my shoulders!


With that being said, anyone hiring? My unemployment ran out & a sista needs a job! These fill-ins & pedicures aint free...

10.14.2010

Just Lazy


Thats me! 

I haven't post any updates about my Spain trip because a) I'm lazy & b) I'm back in America. We decided to cut the trip short & come home seeing as how their recession is worse than ours and the US government issued a warning for Americans to "not act American" in the presence of possible terrorists. 
Thanks Shep
We're back in the states & I have some pretty big news coming up. In the meantime, I'm going to PUSH (and by "push" I mean if I wake up before 3pm) myself to post the rest of the video I have & some pics- most are already on Facebook tho. 

Preeshate ya!! 

Bubbz!

9.30.2010

Suai- Power (No One Man)

I had the pleasure of meeting this young lady last year. She is UBER talented as well as beautiful. Here is her take on Kanye West's "Power"

THIS ONE'S FOR THE LAAAADIEEES!!

...Fellas check it out too :-D

Girls Gone Sangria

9.29.2010

La Musica

I'm having a blast with my bestie in Spain. Sun, Sangria, & the music kicks ASS!!
We only get MTV Germany for a few hours per day but unlike MTV in America THEY ACTUALLY SHOW VIDEOS!!

I thought I'd share with you a few that I'm really diggin'.


In My Bed - Amy Winehouse
Yeah, its old but I've never seen it in America
... ohhh look how clean Amy looks #PoLilTinkTink

 

I Need A Dollar- Aloe Bacc
Ok, I've seen this video in the states but he doesn't get the shine he deserves.


D'Esole- Sexion D'assaut
This one is in French and they show it at least 6 times a day & I love it even tho I had NO idea what they were saying. I got the translation for you after the jump.


Ninja- Die Antwoord
Tamara was ASSAULTED by this video in the middle of the night. It cracks me up dude is SO SERIOUS!!

9.19.2010

Eat, Pray, Bubbz

9.13.2010

Bubblin' with Freekey Zekey



Thanks to Mad Vlad & BP Entertainment

9.10.2010

8.30.2010

Jazmine Sullivan: Holding You Down

THIS SH*T RIGHT HERE!!! THIS SH*T RIGHT HERE!!

THIS MY JAM!!

Of course, the beat is familiar, I love Jazmine's voice, & we can all relate to dating someone who aint sh*t over & over again. I dig the throwback feel to the video but I'm pretty sure neither Nuvo or Jasmine were around in 1989 because I WAS!! LOL

I digress...



Shout out to Pete Rock & Sandy "Pepa" Denton for the cameos & Melody Ehsani who's jewelry is all up & through this video.

Let a sista hold summin Mel ;-)

8.27.2010

Facebook A.D.

Coon


Everyone else is fully clothed in their movie premiere Easter suit & this dude 1/2 naked flexin' looking like a Gorillaptorsaurus Rex!!

WHY?!!

8.25.2010

Word of The Day: Stylist

noun- a person who puts a bunch of ugly patterns, colors, or clothes together, swears its "fashiony" & convinces you to wear it in public.

Today's Victims:

Chris Brown & Rocsi


Beyonce
We're used to seeing Rocsi looking way off & Beyonce's mother has been dressing her in tacky for years, so this is normal to her. I'm just gonna chalk Chris Browns fashion faux pas to the fact his ex used to beat him mercilessly about the head & he has a penis... penis carriers have always been touched in the head.

The Devil's Playground

This dude has wwaaaay too much time on his hands. However, anytime a man calls another man "delicious" I MUST support LMAO

8.19.2010

For The Single Ladies

8.17.2010

Bubblin with RocNation Artist Range

*Taped BEFORE New Weave Day*



Download His Mixtape

Bringing Light SkinT Back

...yes... skinT!!!

El Debarge left us in awe at this years BET awards... the good "awe" not the "what the f*ck are you humping the piano for" awe like Alicia Keys.

He was also featured in the BET Music Matters where he sang 37 seconds of a new song. I'm not sure if this was it but dammit I LOVE IT!

Maybe I'm just hypnotized by his good hair but El has still got it.


8.13.2010

New Weave Day!!

7.27.2010

I Give Up!!

If you know me, you know I am a hip hop head that has ALWAYS been #TeamFoxy. Through her trials (personal & legal) & tribulations, I've been on the sidelines cheering her on.

NO MAS!!

I wash my hands of her now... I'm done ...through...FINISHED!!!

#GirlBYE

7.26.2010

#TittyTuesday


#YUUUMMMMMMAAAYYYYY

Epic & Complete #FAIL


Is it just me or does Natalie Nunn always look like a hooker? I'm not being facetious, this broad always looks like she's selling ass in an alley somewhere & she ALWAYS wears those damn shades!! Do you have another pair? You've done it to death & we're SOOOO over them and you.

Trina, once again, YOU LOSE! Rihanna did it first & better...

"Ya life is played out like Kwame & them fuckin' polka dots"
- The Notorious B.I.G

Next on Lifetime


Kourtney looks adorable, Scott looks like a woman beater... as usual

My advice to Kourtney: KNEE, ELBOW, FIST!!!

Dat New New

Shawn Merrimon got himself a new girlfriend... isnt this the dude that allegedly choked out Tila Tequila? Bet he wont try it with Becky... she looks kinda skrong!

Black Love

Morris Chestnut & his wife Pam have been together for a good while. Its good to see a beautiful, Black, couple working in Hollywood!

I love it!!!!



...wait... are those Sketchers Shape-Ups?!!
Cmon Pam... u gotta do better than that

7.15.2010

Bubbz Road Trip: Atlanta

video

The Lake Behind My Hotel


Sear's Portrait Studio Style @ Wet Willies with @d3f3lo, @msxavib, & @britneyfrancis... We so kuuuyuute!


What Ya Gonna Do When The Marta Police Come For You?


There's a TV in da water!!


After I smashed the ladies in bowling LOL




As you see my arms are too short for a group pic, so we got the waitress involved LOL

@StylzUniq, @Odara112, @BritneyFrancis


That 103 belongs to meeeee!!


While Odara was bowling I ate her nachos... they were good too



Its shaky but that 2nd line with the three digit # is my score, the other too will remain blurred to protect those who suck at bowling *whispers* Odara & Yo