David Simon on Snoop’s Arrest

Last Thursday, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson of The Wire was one of 63 people arrested in a huge drug raid in Baltimore and its surrounding counties. While her involvement was apparently miniscule, she’s facing heroin-related charges as well as aiding and abetting the operation. David Simon, creator and executive producer of The Wire, provided his thoughts on the situation to Slate via an HBO representative.
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Rule: Don’t Ever Think It’s You

After thoroughly listening to about half of Thank Me Later, I commend Drake for his deeply personal lyrics. The dude really opens up on these songs, nullus. Not saying I’d do the same, but to each is own. Recently, he opened up to New York Times writer Jon Caramanica-nullus-and cleared the air regarding Rihanna. According to Drake, Rihanna asked him to write a song for her last year for Rated R, they started seeing each other regularly, and then he fell victim to her post-Rumble In The Lambo Smut Hurricane. Not a big deal, except for the fact that she left him high and dry and never used the song:

“I was a pawn,” Drake said. The song he wrote for her never got released. “You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear,” he said. “I was like, wow, this feels terrible.”

Damn. Karma’s a bitch, and Drake details his comeuppance on “Fireworks”, where he basically says….he thought it was him. He was on the incline from So Far Gone, she was making her “comeback”, and she pretty much ran up his back and dunked on him. Jay-Z taught her well. Anyway, before we rush to clown Drake for thinking it was him and getting emo about it, let us remember that he isn’t Pimp C and never claimed to be. Even though he does love UGK, and you’d think that their words would’ve stuck. All in all, the Murderous Caribbean Twat claimed another victim, and this little scenario sheds a whole new light on the title Thank Me Later. It’s so appropriate. There’s a lesson to be learned here: don’t ever think it’s you.

“…never trust a beautiful woman. Especially one that’s interested in you.”-Magneto
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Scenes We Love: The Wire, 2003

The closing montage from Season 2. This is exactly how I feel right about now…..

HBO Picks Up Treme For Second Season

Well damn, that was quick. I’ll admit, after badgering everyone to watch the show, I still have yet to watch the full Pilot sober. However, the network didn’t waste any time guaranteeing a follow up season for its new drama. Based on what I did see, the show is just as honest as The Wire.

Link: HBO Picks Up Second Season of Treme
Previously: Treme l Video: Treme Teaser

Video: Treme Teaser

Brought to you by the creators of The Wire. It takes place is post-Katrina New Orleans, where several residents attempt to rebuild their lives just three months after the tragedy. The 80-minute pilot premieres April 11th on HBO, and the first season will feature 10 episodes. Expect to see a lot of familiar faces.

In Memory Of The Wire

It’s the two-year anniversary of the series finale of The Wire. This scene from Season 4 is a personal favorite, mostly because I can relate….