He stood in court at his sentencing and when given his chance to talk to the judge, he chose to “sing” a variant of Adele’s Hello. Brian Earl Taylor was arrested last November when he was caught struggling with a man in an apartment in Michigan. Police say Taylor held the man at gunpoint and arrested him for carrying a concealed weapon and kidnapping.
Taylor appeared at Washtenaw County Trial Court in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to be sentenced for unlawful imprisonment and carrying a concealed weapon, court records indicate. When he addressed the court, he sang his soulful apology to the tune of Adele’s smash hit “Hello,” complete with lyrics he’d written himself.
“I’m gonna start with a song,” Taylor, a Belleville, Michigan, resident, said when he addressed the court.
Taylor then began his one-minute song with a greeting to the judge.
“Hello, your honor,” Taylor sang.
As the song went on, he apologized to the victim, his mother and Judge Darlene O’Brien.
“I want to say I’m sorry for the things I’ve done, and I try to be stronger in this life I’ve chosen,” Taylor sang. “But I want you to know, that door I closed, your honor.
“I’m sorry, sorry, sorry,” Taylor continued.
Saturday Night Live found the perfect remedy for the usual and expected Thanksgiving argument, and you know there is one coming to your dinner table in a couple of days. In the SNL play, multiple talking-points are thrown about, talking points straight from Fox News.
“I saw an ISIS today in the A&P, when I was picking up the yams,” a woman around the table said, referring to the Syrian refugee situation and the call from multiple governors to keep refugees out of their state.
“Why is it that your ‘friends’ keep antagonizing the police?” was another question asked to the only black person at the dinner table. Topics like these will certainly bring on arguments, but thank God for Adale!
In the first 48 hours of its release, Adele’s new single, “Hello” racked up more than 50 million views—meaning that 1.6 million people watched the video per hour. It’s the biggest debut of any YouTube video so far this year, not to mention one of the most-watched video debuts ever.
I Am Not A Human Being II (IANAHB2) is the tenth album from the rapper Lil Wayne and was released this past Tuesday, March 26th, 2013. Thankfully through the wonders of iTunes I got myself a copy and have run through every track on there, which is a first for me regarding any Lil Wayne album.
A little background information first, I am not a big fan of Lil Wayne or any Young Money rapper, or even am I a big fan of any rap music in general. I do admit to having rap on my Ipod and it is enjoyable to listen to while driving at night, so I decided to give this album a try.
IANAHB 2 seems to be lost between Weezy’s past albums and what you’d find off his mixtapes. Throughout the album you find songs that seem to be experimental and stray from what you’re use to from Lil Wayne (“Hello” in particular is nothing what I would have expected), leftovers from previous albums (A remade “Hot Revolver” is on here), but also the same in your face, drug crazed, gangster loving Lil Wayne the world has gotten from his previous albums. The most memorable song on here is probably the most pleasant surprise (God Bless America) as it holds a lot deeper of a meaning I’ve ever heard come from Lil Wayne before.
Overall this isn’t Lil Wayne in his finest form, which is something you can expect from an album that doesn’t have the word “Carter” in it. While the songs seem to be off from what we’re use to from Lil Wayne along with some of his older songs recycled into here, it’s still something you’ll want to at least give it a listen to. As for me, I’ll be adding more rap music on my iTunes library and patiently waiting for “Tha Carter V”.