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DeSean Jackson Would Like You to Know That He Has a Brinks Truck in His Pocket

Kyle Scott - March 26, 2013

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Is that an armored monetary delivery vehicle in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

CHA CHA ITS YA BOI DJACC AND I M XTATIC 2 SEE U BUT DATS A BRINKS TRUCK POPPIN OUT MY POCKET. LOCK IT.

What he said.

DeSean Jackson’s latest jam, Brinks Truck, was released on YouTube yesterday. Produced (and presumably funded) by his label, Jaccpot Records, Brinks Truck celebrates the foolish lifestyle lived by so many athletes and rap stars, and unintentionally foreshadows the inevitable bankruptcy that said Brinks truck will lead to when it hauls ass out of a given pocket, ostensibly from making it rain in da club and, well, blowing stacks on rap videos.

Last week, while catching up on ESPN's 30 for 30 series, I watched Broke, the Billy Corben-directed documentary that details the other side of excess and explains why 78% of former NFL players are either bankrupt or under financial stress, some from dumping money into failed rap careers. And DeSean, it would seem, is destined for an appearance in Broke 2.0: When You Realize YouTube Videos are Difficult to Monetize. His Brinks truck is already carrying a lighter load after dropping off $10k to Meek Mill last December and $25k at da club in 2011.

All of that said… the song isn't awful. It's Lou Will good, which isn’t a bad thing. The refrain is tired and painful, but the beat and hooks, and booty-poppin’ cameo from Lee Mazin, are catchy and not horrible. So… there’s that.

Watch it after the jump.

H/T to Carl

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For Some Strange Reason, the Eagles Have Interest in Michael Jackson’s Cheerleading Daughter

Kyle Scott - March 11, 2013

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Here’s a sentence I thought I’d never write: Michael Jackson’s offspring may one day wear Eagles emblazoned Vera Wang gear on the sidelines at Lincoln Financial Field.

At least if Eagles cheerleading director Barbara Zaun has her way, she will.

Zaun, for some reason speaking to TMZ about Paris Jackson's cheerleading video (I’m willing to bet Philly area native Ryan Regan - whose desk features a Brian Dawkins photo, seen here in the first video - had a hand in this story), said the following about MJ’s 14-year-old daughter:

"We think Paris will make a great Eagle cheerleader!"

"We thought that she had a lot of poise, confidence, and enthusiasm in her cheer performance."

"Paris has that 'wow factor' that makes a great cheerleader."

"She is already very comfortable in the limelight, so we think she would definitely stand out and impress the judges … We hope that she will try out for the team and be an Eagles cheerleader!"

 

Paris will have to wait until she’s 18 to tryout for the Eagles' squad… which would make her the first Jackson to wait until someone is of legal age.

via TMZ

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Here’s Video of DeSean Jackson Losing $10,000 to Meek Mill on a Rap Battle That was Judged by Michael Vick and T.I.

Kyle Scott - December 21, 2012

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Quite honestly, I’m surprised it took this long for video to come out.

Yesterday we told you about DeSean Jackson losing $10,000 on a rap battle between his sidekick, Jaccpot artist Retro, and Meek Mill’s entrant, 16-year-old Lil Snupe. [Mill would later give the money to a local high school.] And now, thanks to HipHopSince1987.com, we have video of the event, which was judged by T.I., Michael Vick, T.I.’s cousin Rashard and Trae Tha Truth.

If this doesn’t sound like a scene from a loosely constructed cable series about the off-the-field lives of fictional athletes and rappers, or the sequel to 8 Mile, I don’t know what does: Injured wide receiver pits his sidekick against local rap sensation’s protégé in “rap battle” that is judged by fallen ex-con rapper and ex-con quarterback, both of whom vote against the wide receiver’s entrant, perhaps creating a rift between quarterback and wide receiver that extends onto the field… if they ever play together again.

Sometimes, folks, truth is better than fiction. 

I watched all 30 minutes of the video, so you don't have to:

2:20DeSean Jackson tries to raise the stakes even more by offering up Retro to challenge Meek Mill directly. 

3:45T.I., wisely, squashes that potential bloodbath, saying to DeSean, “Goddamn, we know you got money, nigga!”

5:49— Battle commences with Lil Snupe off to a strong start. He takes aim at Retro’s chain, something that would be a recurring theme for the young freestyler.

11:06Round 3 begins with Lil Snupe turning in the line of the night: “Vick you cold, but you really need to get rid of this nigger (DeSean). [Inaudible] poop, just how we do, that’s why ya’ll can’t win, that’s really coming from Snoop.”

21:50— T.I. states his impartiality, declaring that he has loyalty to the game foremost, and that whoever wins, we good. [T.I. really emerges as the wise later of the group here. Encouraging to see.]

23:14— Judge Trae casts his vote for Lil Snupe.

23:35Judge Vick casts his vote for Lil Snupe, DeSean Jackson remains silent.

24:10— Rashard casts his vote for Lil Snupe, effectively making him the winner.

24:50— T.I. also casts his vote for Lil Snupe, gives Retro words of encouragement.

26:15DeSean Jackson, upset, leaves, gets chided by the crowd. T.I. turns, inquisitively, towards the door, “Is there a problem?!”

27:45— Michael Vick says he goodbyes to the group, congratulates Lil Snupe on the win.

28:35— Meek Mill and Lil Snupe pose with winnings.

 

Video after the jump.

H/T to (@Bones1907)

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Meek Mill is Ostensibly Giving Away the $10,000 He Won From DeSean Jackson to a Local High School

Kyle Scott - December 20, 2012

My how stories just come together sometimes.

As we detailed earlier, Meek Mill won $10,000 from DeSean Jackson on a rap battle last night. About an hour after his victory, Mill tweeted that he “gave [his] winnings away.”

To whom?

To Strawberry Mansion high school.

Philly.com is reporting that Mill’s donation, of $10,000, is back on after Mill, on Tuesday, had posted on his Instagram that his appearance at the school (and, apparently, the donation) had been cancelled by the Philadelphia School District (smart…) because of his controversial lyrics. 

Strawberry Mansion is one of 37 Philly schools that may be closed, according to Philly.com. Mill tweeted his displeasure about that this morning.

I’m sure there are a number of reasons for the reversal, but the timing is curious given the fact that, about 12 hours ago, Mill won the exact same amount from Jackson.

Earlier yesterday, Jackson and T.I. handed out Christmas gifts to homeless families. And by losing on a rap battle later in the day, D-Jac may have indirectly given $10k more to a local school. See, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

H/T to Dan, Greg

DeSean Jackson Lost $10,000 to Meek Mill Last Night

Kyle Scott - December 20, 2012

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Meek Mill and Lil Snupe with their winnings, pic via the Instagram of coonphilly

This is about to be my favorite lede I’ve ever written: Just hours after handing out Christmas gifts to homeless families in West Philly with rapper T.I., DeSean Jackson apparently lost $10,000 on a rap battle between a member of his posse and Meek Mill’s entrant, Lil Snupe, who is 16. Jackson stormed off and let the world know about his anger by firing this Tweet out into the ether: 

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With a Twitter assist (twatsist?) from Eagles writer Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks), we pieced together Tweets (and one press release about Jackson’s West Philly homeless shelter appearance with T.I.) and were able to construct a timeline of the evening. Here’s how it went down, ya’ll:

After handing out Christmas gifts in West Philly, D-Jac and T.I., who is finally a free man after serving time for weapons and drug convictions, met up with Meek Mill, who just this week was barred from traveling and touring for a month after he violated the terms of his probation stemming from a 2008 weapons and drug conviction, and other assorted rappers, friends and hangers-on. It was all part of a release party for T.I.‘s new album, Trouble Man, which dropped on Tuesday. At some point, Michael Vick – also now a free man, as you may know –  joined in on the fun:

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From left to right: T.I., Vick and Jackson, pic via Jackson’s Instagram

Later, Jackson and Mill (sounds like a paper company) pitted two of their, um, protégés head-to-head in a rap battle with the winner taking $10k or, as it’s called, 10 stacks. Jackson’s youngin lost, and Jackson, seemingly, wasn’t happy about it. 

There’s really only one way to tell the rest of this tale… and that’s with Storify. Step over the jump with me, will you?

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DeSean Jackson Has Fractured Ribs and is Done for the Season

Kyle Scott - November 27, 2012

Andy Reid’s corpse met with the media today (at this point, I think Jeffrey Lurie is just torturing Reid by making him go through this) and it said that DeSean Jackson has fractured ribs. He will going on IR and miss the remainder of the season. Lucky guy. 

Both LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick are still in Stage 1 of concussion recovery, so that’s not good. UPDATE: Vick has improved beyond Stage 1, but still isn't cleared to play.

Reid said he didn’t meet with Jeffrey Lurie today.

Fuck off.

DeSean Jackson Staccs Up on Food for Jaccpot Crew

Kyle Scott - October 29, 2012

Ya digg?

DeSean Jackson got his Twitter on just a day after the day the Eagles died. First, the cray cray scene in Atlantic City: 

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Me neither, DeSean. Me neither.

Next, D-Jac had to stacc up at the Shop Rite on Oregon Ave:

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I don’t have to point this out to you, but that is an OBSCENE amount of food. I wonder who foots that bill?

As a Child, DeSean Jackson Used to Outrun Ice Cream Trucks

Kyle Scott - October 5, 2012


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Yesterday, Snickers. Today, ice cream.
 

DeSean Jackson wants to be a rap mogul– this is something you know. He’s spending gobs of money to get his label, Jaccpot Records, off the ground. It might work. It probably won’t. But I don’t care about that. What I like is the bits of tid that come to us as a result of said quest.

Last year, there was a $25,000 bar tab, apparently paid for by Jaccpot Records (probably DeSean). Earlier this year, Tim McManus wrote a nice piece about just how much time, money and effort D-Jac is putting into his rap career. And this week, we get D-Jac in an exclusive interview with Yahoo!’s Outside The Game. You can watch the video – which starts with the sexy Angela Sun – after the jump. But one part was particularly enjoyable. From D-Jac’s buddy, Percy Wilkins: 

“The ice cream truck used to run right up and down our street, but he wouldn’t stop. DeSean, one day, chased that ice cream truck around, two blocks up the street, and he caught it. He came back, brought us our ice creams back, and we like, man, you da man. One day you gonna make it.” 

 

He made it. And he writes rap songs on his iPhone, as we learned in the video. But I’m still not sure how much of an accomplishment this whole ice cream truck thing was. Like, was this one of those Mr. Softee trucks that acted like you should be privileged to eat its cream, stopping only once a block? Or was it one of those whore Jack & Jill trucks that served up screwballs, shitty water ice and Choco Tacos, and stopped at every driveway waiting for someone – anyone – to give it their business. If the latter, I’m not sure if I can really get too excited about ya boi's sprint to secure frozen treats.

Anyway, video after the jump. Includes the line, “this past offseason, he’s been working as hard on rap as if he were drilling for football.” Funstons.

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