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I’m on Digg

I’ve been getting into Digg lately and I am now using it on a daily basis, for the most part. So, if you’re on there, please feel free to add me as a friend! Thanks.

Top 50 Tracks of the Era

Just yesterday, I reached 20,000 tracks played on my tracker. So, what did I do? Freeze it until the charts updated, so that I could figure out what the top 50 tracks of my history are. After an hour of statistical analysis (checking for duplicate tracks within the top 500), here’s the list:

1. “Come to Me” by Diddy featuring Nicole Scherzinger (115 plays)
2. “Number One” by Pharrell featuring Kanye West (77)
3. “We Fly High (Remix)” by Jim Jones featuring Diddy, T.I., Baby and Young Dro (76)
4. “Living in Pain” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring 2Pac, Nas and Mary J. Blige (74)
5. “I Am (Interlude)” by Diddy (61)
6. “The Bounce” by Jay-Z featuring Kanye West (58)
7. “I Don’t Wanna Know” by Mario Winans featuring Diddy and Enya (56)
7. “Kiss Your A** Goodbye (Remix)” by Sheek Louch featuring Beanie Sigel, Fabolous and T.I. (56)
9. “Whatchu Want” by The Commission featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z (54)
9. “House of Pain” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring 2Pac, Stretch and Joe Hooker (54)
11. “Cheat on You” by Mase featuring Lil’ Cease and Jay-Z (53)
12. “Welcome to Bad Boy” by Diddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G. (52)
12. “Hot & Wet (Remix)” by 112 featuring Ludacris, Chingy and Diddy (52)
14. “No Disturb Sign” by Jerome featuring Hev-D and Diddy (51)
14. “Too Old For Me (Shorty & Nore Remix)” by Jerome featuring N.O.R.E. and Diddy (51)
16. “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” by Jay-Z (48)
17. “Can You Hear Me” by Fabolous (47)
17. “All Night Long” by Diddy featuring Fergie (47)
17. “Like This” by Marques Houston featuring Yung Joc (47)
20. “Diddy Rock” by Diddy featuring Timbaland, Twista and Shawnna (46)
20. “Through the Pain (She Told Me)” by Diddy featuring Mario Winans (46)
22. “In a New York Minute” by Jay-Z and Cam’Ron (45)
22. “Testimonial (Intro)” by Diddy (45)
24. “Takeover” by Jay-Z (44)
24. “Locked Up (DJ Rondevu Remix)” by Styles P. featuring Jadakiss and Akon (44)
24. “Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)” by Kanye West featuring Jay-Z (44)
24. “Take You There” by Donnie Klang featuring Diddy (44)
24. “We Gon’ Make It” by Diddy featuring Jack Knight (44)
24. “We Want Biggie” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Redman, Busta Rhymes and Nate Dogg (44)
30. “What You Been Drankin’ On?” by Jim Jones featuring Diddy, Jha-Jha and Paul Wall (43)
30. “Last Night” by Diddy featuring Keyshia Cole (43)
32. “Big Poppa (Rukiz Blend)” by The Notorious B.I.G. (41)
32. “Wanna Move” by Diddy featuring Big Boi, Ciara and Scar (41)
32. “Tell Me” by Diddy featuring Christina Aguilera (41)
35. “Rap Phenomenon, Pt. II” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Diddy (40)
35. “Biggie vs. Joan Jett” by DJ Muggs and DJ Warrior featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Diddy and Joan Jett (40)
37. “What It’s Like” by Beanie Sigel featuring N.O.R.E. (39)
38. “Freak” by Cheri Dennis featuring Babs and Diddy (38)
39. “NY Millionaires” by LL Cool J, Nas and Diddy (38)
39. “Gimme That (Remix)” by Chris Brown featuring Lil’ Wayne (38)
39. “I Get Money (Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix) by 50 Cent featuring Diddy and Jay-Z (38)
42. “Ain’t No Gangsta” (Snippet) by Loon featuring Diddy and DJ Kay Slay (37)
42. “Murda” by Fabolous featuring Paul Cain (37)
44. “The City Is Mine” by Jay-Z featuring Blackstreet (36)
45. “Justify My Thug” by Jay-Z (35)
45. “Jay-Z – 3 Doors Down” by Jay-Z and 3 Doors Down (35)
45. “By Faith” by Diddy and Fred Hammond (35)
48. “It’s Okay (One Blood)” by The Game featuring Junior Reid (34)
48. “Hooked” by Mary J. Blige featuring Diddy (34)
50. “I Like” by Clinton Sparks featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and XL (33)

It’ll be quite a while before anyone challenges “Come to Me” for the top spot.

“Since You’ve Been Gone” by Day26

Cool song, cool video. Produced by Bryan-Michael Cox and co-produced by Adonis and WYLDCARD.

Rest in Peace, George Carlin

I got on the computer this morning, checked Twitter and immediately saw that George Carlin has passed away. Very sad. He’ll be missed.

I’m on Twitter!

Looking at this blog, I don’t think I’ve ever out and out said that I am on Twitter. Well, I am and I use it on most days now. I like it a lot. So, if you’re on there and would like to follow me, please check it out. Thanks!

“Check Your Coat (Remix)” by O’Neal McKnight featuring Puff Daddy, Jermaine Dupri and Greg Nice

I’m really liking the Jermaine Dupri remix to O’Neal McKnight’s “Check Your Coat”. It also features Diddy, who says that Puff Daddy is back (I wrote about this at Bad Boy Blog) and Greg Nice. I’m guessing, guessing that the Puff Daddy call out is a way of saying he’s moving back more toward the style of music from his first two albums rather than his last one, though I’ve loved them all. Anyway, you can check out the remix on Diddy’s MySpace.

It’s also turned me onto the original, which I also like. It had a great video which was a part remake of “Back to the Future”, complete with Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown and the DeLorean. Watch it on YouTube.

Memorial Day

I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to everyone who has laid their life on the line so that I am able to write a blog post right now. Thank you.

It’s a Glorious Day

About a year ago, my perfect eBay feedback was rendered imperfect by a slimeball who relished giving me the short end of the stick.

But, it all works out. eBay has eliminated negative feedback for buyers and has recalculated feedback. I have my 100% back. Heh.

The Wii at a Rest Home

This is pretty awesome.

Via Ze Frank.

The Book’s Publication Date Arrives

It’s not really all that meaningful, since the book has been available for almost a month now, but today is the book’s official publication date: April 28, 2008.

Though not in function, it’s still a meaningful day in sentimentality, I suppose. I had the idea for the book in 2003. I signed with my agent, Neil Salkind at Studio B on October 10, 2005. I signed with AMACOM to publish the book on May 4, 2007. And the book is officially published on April 28, 2008.

It’s been a long road and I’m thankful to everyone who has helped me to reach this point. Now, we need to get it into as many hands as possible!