‘‘Me and the boy A.I. got more in common / Than just ballin’ and
rhymin’ / Get it? More in Carmen / I came in your Bentley backseat,
skeeted in your Jeep / Left condoms on your baby seat. . . .”
—Jay-Z (“Super Ugly”)
Nas, Jay-Z, and our boy Allen Iverson all have one lady in common: Carmen Bryan. A quick synopsis for the uninformed: She is the mother of rapper Nas' child and is described as a Hip Hop Helen of Troy. Carmen earned this moniker by being the origin of a pissing match between Jay-Z and Nas circa 2001. Her much anticipated tell all book comes out November 28th and AllHipHop.com has what is rumored to be chapter 12 of the book. It contains juicy details of a meeting with Allen Iverson in Atlantic City:
The night was winding
down and Danae and Marlon left. Allen and I were finally alone. It was
like we both were on the same page,
because the minute Danae and Marlon disappeared it was on and poppin!
I undressed slowly as he watched.
Then he disrobed.
His body was sick! He was lean with perfect muscles and natural cuts.
He had a lot of scars all over his body, which turned me on even more.
He was like a warrior, so rough and had the
battle wounds to prove it. He stood naked on the edge of the bed and
looked damn near edible. I felt his eyes caress
every part of me. I wore a sexy pearl white thong with a matching bra.
He was licked his lips and
kept his eyes glued to me. After a few moments I was completely naked
and my legs were wrapped around his
motions. Our lips kissed, hands
touched, tongues surfed and juices flowed. Before the night ended we
had indulged in four rounds of pure animalistic
The A.I. stories are just the beginning. She continues on with stories of how she assaulted Nas with pepper spray, engaged in sex with Nas only days after she spent Crystal sipping evenings with Iverson, cursed out Foxy Brown, punched girls in the face. It's action-packed -- that is, if you can get through the rough writing. Is this rumored except from the book legit? I guess we won't know until November 28th, but it certainly is entertaining.
>>Rumored Chapter 12 of Sex, Drugs & Hip Hop, & Oh Did I Mention Love? [AllHipHop.com]
>>It was written [King Magazine]
>>Video of Carmen Bryan talking about the book [XXL Magazine]
>>It's No Secret: From Nas to Jay-Z, from Seduction to Scandal--a Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All [Amazon]
The Phillies are putting the finishing touches on a deal with outfielder Michael Saunders, according to a source.
Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported the deal was close early Monday afternoon.
When the medical reviews and other loose ends are complete, Saunders will end up with a one-year contract for 2017. It is believed that there will be an option for 2018.
Saunders, 30, will give the Phils the left-handed bat they’ve been looking for in the outfield. Saunders is likely to play right field and his addition will likely push Roman Quinn back to Triple A, where he will get more seasoning.
Saunders is a veteran of eight seasons in the majors. He played in a career-high 140 games with Toronto in 2016 and made the American League All-Star team on the strength of a first half in which he hit .298 with 16 homers, 42 RBIs and a .923 OPS. He fell off in the second half and hit just .178 with eight homers, 15 RBIs and a .638 OPS. Saunders finished the season at .253/24/57/.815.
With less than a month to go before spring training, the Phillies are likely done with their significant offseason moves. The offseason began with trades for reliever Pat Neshek and outfielder Howie Kendrick. Later in the winter, the club traded for starting pitcher Clay Buchholz and signed reliever Joaquin Benoit. Now Saunders is on his way.
It didn't take long for Villanova to get back to the top of the AP poll.
A week, to be exact.
The 'Cats jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 in this week's AP poll, edging out No. 2 Kansas by just 16 total voting points. Villanova had 1,580 total points compared to the 1,562 total points the No. 2 Jayhawks received from voters.
In a twist, the 16-1 Jayhawks actually had more first-place votes than the 17-1 Wildcats. Kansas received 32 first-place votes compared to Villanova's 28 first-place votes. But total votes are the deciding factor, so, advatange: Wildcats.
UCLA hopped up to No. 3, Gonzaga jumped up to No. 4 and Kentucky checked in at No. 5 to round out this week's top five.
Baylor, the No. 1 team in the land last week, fell to No. 6 after it was blown out by No. 7 West Virginia.
Beginning on Dec. 5, Villanova was No. 1 for five straight weeks before falling at No. 13 Butler on Jan. 5 and seeing a 20-game win streak come to an end.
Jay Wright's Wildcats blew past No. 22 Xavier and St. John's last week, but will face another Big East test when 12-5 Seton Hall visits The Pavilion on Monday night. The last time Villanova and Seton Hall met, the Pirates upset the Wildcats at MSG in the final of last season's Big East Tournament.
The Wildcats' schedule this week is closed out with a visit from Providence on Saturday afternoon.