Category: Video of the Day


Last week ended with a bittersweet memory of my Frat brother who passed, let’s start this week on a happier note.

My Captain’s birthday was over the weekend. For all the obvious reasons, the number of times we talk in a year you can count on one hand at this point. But birthdays is one of them.

We caught up of course. He’s doing well, family is doing well. He asked about me and I shared a recent personal story with him.

His response was to give me the Official Caker’s Seal of Approval. We laughed for a good five minutes.

If you’re in the circle that gets that joke, you’ll probably laughing. If not, the larger point here is that he nailed me with a comeback, literally twenty years in the making.

We should all be lucky to have relationships that last that long. I hope you do (or are working on it).

Let’s get it people.

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MILWAUKEE – 1995: Rappers and actors Big Boy and Andre’ 3000 from Outkast poses for photos after their performance at the Marcus Amphitheatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1995. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

The weekend!

The brothers reminded me it’s been a year since we lost our Frat Marek Jacobs. Can only speak for myself, but I went through all the emotions again: sadness and grief and reminscing.

I think it’s coincidental but maybe it’s not, that in the past 365 days I’ve made quantum leaps forward and reconnecting with my bloodline, my Hollywood family, my KU family, doing right for everyone I claim to represent. I’m sure this is what he wanted me to do with my life. That, but not going so far into the role of serving the people I don’t carve out time to go after the things I want for myself. Again, one day you’re here, tomorrow, who knows?

I thought back to the jams of when we met, when he turned me on to the DJ booth. This is clear as day in my mind from the parties of the youth. And it still jams.

Have a good one folks. Take care of each other.

Full disclosure: this was the song I’ve been working on for my singing reel.

Then I saw ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, and, NOPE. My cover isn’t remotely this beautiful.

So our musical start this week comes from my fellow Trojan, Kina Grannis.

And if you haven’t seen ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ yet, trust me, it’s worth it. Just for that wedding scene alone…

Enjoy!

Some Malcolm in the DNA. Radical love for my base. Laced with silliness so it doesn’t become too preachy.

Yep, fully in my karma now. I think I know how some things are going to go in 2019.

And with that, let’s segway into this.

Enjoy!

Well, this was not what I was expecting to be the first post of 2019, but what can you do?

For kids of my generation he was THE interviewer. So iconic he’s been parodied in too many ways to count.

I never saw him break when Macho Man or Ultimate Warrior went on one of their rants.

He didn’t even blink when Booker T called Hulk Hogan a n—a on live television.

But this got him.

Rest in Peace, Mean Gene Okerlund. A giant in your field.

I’m not super high on SNL at the moment, but we are STILL out here saying ‘Susan’ and ‘Karen’…

Enjoy!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Singer Janelle Monae attends 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Homegirl definitely had a girl year. Not the only one who thinks this was the album of the year.

One of many good videos from that album.

Enjoy!

Motivation.

Last week of posting til 2019; let’s do some ‘greatest hits’ of the year before I talk about everything this year has been for me.

Can’t talk about videos this year without starting here.  Just can’t.

Enjoy!

The weekend is upon us.

One of the little homies told me this morning, he’s about the positivity now, and I half jokingly told him, ‘Like Father, Like Son.’

But not joking at all, it made my day.  

Spread love people.  It’s the Brooklyn way, and it’s my way.

Have a good one folks.