After the jump, the new music video from rapper and actor, Jaden Smith, but first a few thoughts on Edwin P. Wilson. He died last week, at the age of 84. If you haven’t read the New York Times obituary for him yet, I highly recommend that you do so. What a fascinating character! He was in the army and then he began working for the CIA, setting up a number of companies for them that allowed them to monitor and control foreign interests or whatever, and from there he became a millionaire and a spy, which is literally the coolest combination of things that you can be. But then, after he left the government’s employ, he was arrested and charged with multiple pretty serious crimes, including selling a bunch of explosives to Libya, which he claimed he was doing for the CIA, but the CIA denied it, and he ended up going to jail for a long time and basically losing everything. (He also allegedly plotted to have his wife murdered, which is an altogether stickier and less pleasant part of the story.) Then, in 2007, he reopened his case and proved that the government had withheld evidence that would have shown he was in fact still working for the CIA, and a judge vacated his conviction, which if you think about it is crazy, that you would be imprisoned by your own government for the work you did for them because they changed their mind or something, but such is the User Agreement for Spies.com. And then he died in some town where he was living off of social security checks. It’s just crazy how many twists and turns this life can take, you know? In the world of millionaire spies, one day your in and the next day you are in JAIL. You never know what is around that next bend. Enjoy it as it comes. Here’s the new Jaden Smith video:

YOLO, yes, but YODO as well.

Comments (23)
  1. I miss Will Fresh Prince Smith’s raps about every movie he makes. Also ‘Summertime’ was great as well as ‘Parents just don’t understand’

    I still have ‘Miami’ on my workout mix.

    • Also Men in Black, Will 2k, & Wild Wild West

      but seriously something like Hancock would’ve been greatly improved with a non-threatening rap song that heavily relies on a classic sample to accompany it

  2. What?!? Will Smith’s son sold bombs to Liberia??! The apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it?

  3. something about the slow ass way he is delivering makes me want to kill things.

  4. Did The Misfits change their logo, from “The Misfits” to “MSFTS”? Oh wait, that’s the crew he’s apart of. Duh!

    Also, what is up with everyone removing vowels from words? I guess it makes words look hipper, but it also is, like, not words, ’cause they’re missing vowels. And basically all words need vowels, right? That is if we’re including “y” in this formula…?

  5. This is worse than that rap song from the robot from I, Robot.

  6. The Jaden/Willow Smith Machine bothers me. I feel like they are the equivalent of that jerkoff coworker who only has his/her job because their dad owns the company. It was like at the Grammys one of the last few years, there was some performance with like Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith, and I didn’t know anyone was even aware Jaden Smith was a …rapper? Like Justin Bieber is annoying, but at least I get where he came from and that he does actually sing and has a record deal and all. It really bothered me to see Jaden Smith up there with him because it kind of felt like he was going to be up there regardless of talent, or any musicianship or anything because Will Smith is his dad. It just felt totally undeserved next to JUSTIN BIEBER of all people, who is hardly a self made man.

    tl;dr I think 100% of Jaden/Willow Smith’s fame/recognition is undeserved and it annoys the hell out of me.

  7. wish i had thought of “i’m 14, i’ll be forgiven, so forget it”. 26 doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

  8. I literally LOLed when the gold kerchief came out. Takes a special kind of ridiculous to make me snort when I’m watching something. Parks And Rec has only managed to do it a handful of times (though it definitely keeps the laughs coming in my head).

  9. What the hell? There is like no chorus in this song, and his voice is so monotone and repetitive. It’s not even catchy. Ugh!!!! These words sound nice together and they describe cool. The coolest. NOT!

  10. I also feel icky hearing how sexualized his raps are at 14. He’s 14. My idea of risque at that age was holding hands at school, maybe kissing, but don’t push it buster (not that any of those things happened for me). And yet, what’s even ickier is that he sells the “swagger” (ew, who am I?) better than Justin Bieber does. When Bieber does it, I’m like aww he’s trying so hard and yet no girl over 12 is buying this. With this kid I’m like, slow down buddy or you’re gonna give some 8th grader a case of the babies.

    BRB I think Chris Hansen is at the door.

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