Sunday, July 23, 2017

Revealing spoilers on social media needs to stop, period

It's like when you go on social media, so often people get so emotional about a certain issue or topic, they lose all of their home training. They become loud, ignorant, and flat out disrespectful.

Enter those that spoil TV shows.

I seriously thought when ABC announced that this upcoming season would be the final one for Scandal, I would get my Thursdays back, free from spoilers and folks posting every frikkin second. I would then be able to unhide some former "Gladiators" .

Enter Power, along with Firesticks and Kodi.

Power has become the show to watch, especially since nothing new is on Netflix and football hasn't resumed. The problem is people reveal spoilers as soon as the show is available on the Firestick/Kodi, which is typically midnight on Sunday EST. 

Now before, I was one of few that hated spoilers and thought they were disrespectful to anyone that hadn't had a chance to see the show. I worked Sundays for nearly a year, so I can see how this can particularly hit a nerve.

People have their priorities mixed up, period. They want you to be polite, not catcall at them or talk to them a certain way. Yet they see no problem with revealing spoilers. Now I can (and do) hide, delete and block folks that do this. I don't see why you can't just create groups and pages for these popular shows and stop spoiling them, please!

Social media has truly brought out the worst and pettiness in many folks. It's truly the Billy The Kid syndrome, they see no wrong. But let the shoe be on the other foot and it happen to them then.

Now to look for more spoil sports before I go to bed. Also, I don't even get on before I watch a show. Scandal-holics learned me here. It doesn't make it right though.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Jay, Kendrick, J Cole are keeping hip hop alive. Nas, you're on deck!

Jay-Z has had quite a revival in his music career since his new album 4:44, dropped just before the 4th of July holiday.

It is just as good as advertised and more. He has grown up more, and addresses many of the things he has faced as a husband and father, including his infidelity with wife Beyonce.

Kendrick Lamar and J Cole have also released albums recently and both are great. It gives hip hop fans hope that the genre isn't dead and giving way to trap music.

Nas has been talking about releasing another album for over a year now. He is needed now more than ever. Yes these great artists have good music for us. But if you're like me, you want to see God's son doing more than just Hennessy commercials. He can still rap, make great music, and his people want to hear him.

Summertime is awesome for great, fresh music. I'm so thankful that we have more of it back. Every song and anthem doesn't have to be for the club or released by Drake, Migos or Future.