Arrow: Why the big Prometheus showdown in Kapiushon was a major letdown

As a huge fan of Arrow, I was confused and disgusted at the BIG reveal of Oliver’s secret in Kapiushon. For the entire episode that Chase had Oliver chained up and tortured, I figured there was some huge secret that we didn’t know about the Arrow for the past 5 seasons. As Chase kept antagonizing Oliver about revealing his inner demons I was lead to believe that it was something so tragic that could send the show into anther great storyline.

I was so wrong.

The secret was that Oliver is a killer and that he actually likes to do it. How was that shocking? For any fan that remembers the first season when he came back to Star City, we know that Oliver took no prisoners. There was no shooting in the legs or knocking bad guys out, he was on the hunt for blood. But, we knew this already.

When he finally let Dingle and Felicity into his inner-workings was when he calmed down and started to injure instead of kill. Oliver had tamed that beast inside of him. Prometheus didn’t want revenge for his father’s death, he wanted Oliver to admit they’re alike. Well, duh. Oliver was the original vigilante before anyone else came into the picture.

The monologue surrounding the people in Oliver’s life that always end up hurt has been discussed at length in almost every other episode when the Arrow starts to go on his self-pity guilt trip and his friends have to talk him off the ledge. And what was the point of bringing Evelyn back, like anyone cared about her in the first place after she set Oliver up? If Prometheus was to have actually snapped her neck, then oh well.

All season we wanted the reveal of Prometheus and when we got it, it was sort of shocking and after Chase killed his wife and took Oliver hostage we knew there would be a big battle. However, it never happened. Chase and Oliver screamed at each other, Oliver took a few punches and he was let go. Down the line, there will be a big face-off but for this one episode I expected more and was let down.

Oliver admitting that he likes to kill may have been forgotten to many, himself included but this may have been Chase’s way of telling him their next fight will be to the death. There will be no handcuffs, two men walk in, one man walks out. Prometheus figured that Oliver needed that reminder.

Too bad we didn’t.

 




Hip Hop: It may be unfair, but Rick Ross has surpassed Biggie

Let the debate and hate begin. After listening to ‘Rather You Than Me‘ it’s clear to me that Rick Ross has surpassed Biggie in terms of talent. To many, Biggie is the King of Hip Hop, however, I was one to believe otherwise. BIG was nice but to call him the G.O.A.T. was a bit far-fetched. His library wasn’t extensive enough to hang with the heavyweights that came before him like Rakim, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap. Hell, you could even go as far to say that he wasn’t on the same level as Nas. But, that’s just me.

If BIG never passed away then this would be a different story. However, looking at their body of work it’s pretty much the same style of flow and lyrical content. BIG was witty, funny and deadly and Ross is the exact same way. BIG was labeled the greatest for bringing the East Coast back after Snoop and the West Coast had taken control. Then he passes and his catalog stopped. BIG wasn’t known to do many guest features so his voice lives on mostly through two albums. They were both great, but to think no one would surpass him one day was downright foolish.

Jay Z and Nas are on another level. If BIG is the G.O.A.T then Nas and Jay are GODS.

What I heard from Ross in Rather You Than Me took me back to Life After Death. Ross hit every bar with a passion that’s lacking in Hip Hop today and poured his soul on each track. ‘Triple Platinum’ was a track that I had to listen to three times due to the way he spoke his thoughts. On the’ Powers That Be‘, Ross went toe-to-toe with Nas and more than held his own. However, it was the track ‘Idols Become Rivals’ that sent chills up my spine the same way ‘Who Shot Ya‘, Long Kiss Goodnight’ did for me.

Ross held nothing back on this track as he attacked his idols in the game. But, it wasn’t until he went after Baby of Cash Money that you got the same feeling when BIG went after Pac.

Knew that you would never visit BG
Turk came home, take that boy a three piece
Shootin’ dope, usin’ coke, movin’ like you the Folks
Sacrificin’ half our life for your new music cult
You would give us self esteem and motivate our drive
But was in our pockets by the time we count to five
I pray you find the kindness in your heart for Wayne
His entire life, he gave you what there was to gain
I watched this whole debacle so I’m part to blame
Last request, can all producers please get paid?

The similarities are so close that it’s hard to separate the two. How can we discredit Ross after 9 albums and making it big off this rap ish the same way BIG did? It’s a different time in terms of money but look what Ross did with his MMG label and the successful acts he had in Meek Mill and Wale compared to Junior Mafia.

How many rappers can say they held their own on tracks that featured Jay, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Drake, Lil Wayne and more? Ross is not too selective when it comes to guest appearances as he will spit 16 with anyone. How many rappers can say they have survived a war with 50 Cent and still has a career? Ross has staying power in this game and he’s only getting better.

Biggie’s flow will forever be engraved in our hearts but Ross is carving his own lane and by the looks of it, he’s not finished. Two albums to 9 can be debated if it’s BIG to Gucci Mane but to say that Ross does not deserve a spot on Biggie’s heels is a disservice to his skills and longevity.

I’m sorry, but I cannot label you the greatest with only 2 albums to date. Biggie Smalls was the illest, in his time but that’s long gone now. A rapper from Miami has paid his dues and has earned the right to sit at the table with the heavyweights. And when the food is passed around, he should get his before BIG does.

Just my opinion.




New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets live stream: Where to Watch NBA online

Welcome back my New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets fans.

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans will take on James Harden and the Rockets Friday.

Every day from now until the end of the season I will do my best to provide links to either watch or listen live to all NBA games. If you’re like me then you’re always on the go. I work in a restaurant, mostly nights during game times and usually have to search all over the web to see who’s streaming games just so I am able to watch while at work.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remember that some stations may offer a stream or regular telecast. It all depends on your regional coverage. Some teams will offer streams but if the game is not sold out thy may also decide to blackout said game. I know, I hate it too. It’s all about money but I will still do my best to offer you the best LEGAL way to watch your favorite team. Please keep in mind that TV streams are also available on some phones, but mostly tablets and computers so please check both links. Most online streams are paid, but the TV streams are free depending on your cable provider.

We have the New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets. The game is televised on NBA League Pass.

Here is where you can watch or listen to the New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets stream.

Date: Friday, March 24

Start Time: 8:00 p.m. (EST)

Online Stream: NBA League Pass

TV Stream:  FOX Sports / Root TV




Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls live stream: Where to Watch NBA online

Welcome back my Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls fans.

Jahlil Okafor and the 76ers will take on Jimmy Butler and the Bulls Friday.

Every day from now until the end of the season I will do my best to provide links to either watch or listen live to all NBA games. If you’re like me then you’re always on the go. I work in a restaurant, mostly nights during game times and usually have to search all over the web to see who’s streaming games just so I am able to watch while at work.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remember that some stations may offer a stream or regular telecast. It all depends on your regional coverage. Some teams will offer streams but if the game is not sold out thy may also decide to blackout said game. I know, I hate it too. It’s all about money but I will still do my best to offer you the best LEGAL way to watch your favorite team. Please keep in mind that TV streams are also available on some phones, but mostly tablets and computers so please check both links. Most online streams are paid, but the TV streams are free depending on your cable provider.

We have the Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls. The game is televised on NBA League Pass.

Here is where you can watch or listen to the Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls stream.

Date: Friday, March 24

Start Time: 8:00 p.m. (EST)

Online Stream: NBA League Pass

TV Stream:  CSN PHI / WGN-TV




Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics live stream: Where to Watch NBA online

Welcome back my Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics fans.

Devon Booker and the Suns will take on Al Horford and the Celtics Friday.

Every day from now until the end of the season I will do my best to provide links to either watch or listen live to all NBA games. If you’re like me then you’re always on the go. I work in a restaurant, mostly nights during game times and usually have to search all over the web to see who’s streaming games just so I am able to watch while at work.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remember that some stations may offer a stream or regular telecast. It all depends on your regional coverage. Some teams will offer streams but if the game is not sold out thy may also decide to blackout said game. I know, I hate it too. It’s all about money but I will still do my best to offer you the best LEGAL way to watch your favorite team. Please keep in mind that TV streams are also available on some phones, but mostly tablets and computers so please check both links. Most online streams are paid, but the TV streams are free depending on your cable provider.

We have the Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics. The game is televised on NBA League Pass.

Here is where you can watch or listen to the Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics stream.

Date: Friday, March 24

Start Time: 7:30 p.m. (EST)

Online Stream: NBA League Pass

TV Stream:  FOX Sports /CSN BOS




Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves live stream: Where to Watch NBA online

Welcome back my Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves fans.

Julius Randle and the Lakers will take on Ricky Rubio and the Wolves Friday.

Every day from now until the end of the season I will do my best to provide links to either watch or listen live to all NBA games. If you’re like me then you’re always on the go. I work in a restaurant, mostly nights during game times and usually have to search all over the web to see who’s streaming games just so I am able to watch while at work.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remember that some stations may offer a stream or regular telecast. It all depends on your regional coverage. Some teams will offer streams but if the game is not sold out thy may also decide to blackout said game. I know, I hate it too. It’s all about money but I will still do my best to offer you the best LEGAL way to watch your favorite team. Please keep in mind that TV streams are also available on some phones, but mostly tablets and computers so please check both links. Most online streams are paid, but the TV streams are free depending on your cable provider.

We have the Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves. The game is televised on NBA League Pass.

Here is where you can watch or listen to the Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves stream.

Date: Friday, March 24

Start Time: 10:30 p.m. (EST)

Online Stream: NBA League Pass

TV Stream:  FOX Sports / SpecSN




Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings live stream: Where to Watch NBA online

Welcome back my Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings fans.

Stephen Curry and the Warriors will take on Darren Collison and the Kings Friday.

Every day from now until the end of the season I will do my best to provide links to either watch or listen live to all NBA games. If you’re like me then you’re always on the go. I work in a restaurant, mostly nights during game times and usually have to search all over the web to see who’s streaming games just so I am able to watch while at work.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remember that some stations may offer a stream or regular telecast. It all depends on your regional coverage. Some teams will offer streams but if the game is not sold out thy may also decide to blackout said game. I know, I hate it too. It’s all about money but I will still do my best to offer you the best LEGAL way to watch your favorite team. Please keep in mind that TV streams are also available on some phones, but mostly tablets and computers so please check both links. Most online streams are paid, but the TV streams are free depending on your cable provider.

We have the Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings. The game is televised on NBA League Pass.

Here is where you can watch or listen to the Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings stream.

Date: Friday, March 24

Start Time: 10:30 p.m. (EST)

Online Stream: NBA League Pass

TV Stream:  CSN BAY/ CSN CA