2015 In Review

So I was checking out some blog posts and I came across Tiffany, creator of Endless Bliss, post about her grand year of 2015. I thought it is pretty dope how it was constructed with stats and personal favorites from each month of the year, with a brief summary to go along with it. While she had pictures and videos from her YouTube channel, I'm not there yet, so give me a while before I get on her level of blogging lol. I thought it was so cool that I decided to start doing one for myself here on Cold Knowledge. I'm not one to take ideas and run them like they are my own like some other bloggers do. I will give proper credit where it is due and I thank Tiffany for having that great idea. Once again check out here post here when you get a chance: Endless Bliss 2015 In Review.

My Kingdom II

I remember I use to be one of those people that always said on December 15th: "new year, new me". I use to be that person that said: "if such and such doesn't hit me up before the new year then we are done". Oh and my favorite one of all time was: "I'm going to wait until the new year to start, but for now I'm going to go in right quick and do all of this bad stuff. You know, get it out of my system before the new year comes". Yes I use to be one of those people that talked a whole big game but never backed it up with actual effort. I will admit that shamefully, but I can admit now proudly that I don't do that anymore. Why you ask?

Because of growth.

Top 10 In Entertainment | 2015

2015 was a very lackluster year as far as movies go, to me at least. I know a lot of people liked all of the movies that came out this year but I'm not so easily swayed. Personally I think the movies that were suppose to be good, let me down in a big way. But fortunately for us we have 2016 approaching and we have tons and tons of good movies on the way here. But for now we have my top movies of the year.

This year I wanted to try something new and hand out some awards for the best of each type of movie because I love different types of movies, except for horror, as apparent from my lack of inclusion on this list. Here are the movies for each category and my top movies and top worst movies of the year:

2015: Retaliation

At some point this year my moves became very deliberate.

I don't know when that was nor do I care. I just know that at that defining moment, things completely changed for me in the best way possible. It was probably because I was fed up, it was probably because I was tired of being sad and depressed all of the time, or it was more than likely because I was tired of being tired. Either way it goes, a change came and I was finally ready for that moment. I've been saying to myself for years that the day will come when I'll be ready to leave useless attachments behind and when that day came I will focus solely on me and my wants out of this world.

The Hateful Eight Movie Review

This movie was typical Tarantino, filled to the brim with awesomeness.

When I think of a western, I think of the standoffs and all of the elaborate plot twists that come from a time when literally the smartest and toughest person wins the gun battle. This movie was with no shortage of surprises or lines and held up it's end of the deal. I want to say first and foremost that seeing it in 70 mm film format was a pretty dope thing; Quentin Tarantino out did himself on this one. With the experimentation in the Western Film genre with Django Unchained, Tarantino comes back around this time with a more sophisticated, yet gory film that holds true to his filming style.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Review

It's Monday.

I waited exactly four days to post this review, so if you haven't seen this movie yet, then too bad for you lol. But a little disclaimer: there will be spoilers if you haven't seen this movie yet. So from here on out, it's on you if you keep reading past this point.

First I want to say that this movie was AMAZEBALLS!

Until We Meet Again, So Long!

I'm stepping away, but I'll be back shortly.

You know when I set out to blog for five days a year straight I honestly didn't think I would make it. But here I am, at the beginning of the new year and I did it successfully. There were days where I wanted to give up and just quit, there were days where I didn't know what I wanted to post, there were days where I wanted to post too much, there were days where my job got the better of me, there were days where personal problems got the better of me and there were days where the coding pissed me off so bad that I didn't want anything to do with blogging anymore.

My Favorite Rap Artists, Vol. 12 | Nas

I never make the same mistakes,
Movin' with a change of pace, lighter load, 
See now the king is straight.
- (Stillmatic, 2001)

When you think of someone to look up to in regards to setting the standard for something that you really want to do, you image the legends and those who failed to live up to their potential for the lessons that you look to build off. When people refer to Nas, they don't simply refer to him as a legend, they often refer to him as being the best who ever did it. That's a lot to take in when you're from a different era and you have just his albums to go off and not the aura that he gave off during his time in the early 90's. While Jay Z undoubtedly had the sales to back up his claims as the best ever to do it, more times than not you heard MC's come to Nas' side and say that record sales isn't indicative of who's the best.

December 2015

Wow, 2015 is almost over.

Last year I set out to blog consistently for 5 days a week, I've pretty much met that standard and more this past year, and I'm quite proud of myself. I've said before in a couple of other posts that it's been a task going hard all year like this but I finally made it. That's one thing that I can cross off my bucket list of things to do blogging wise, (I'll share that post one of these days). If you're wondering what post I have up this year, simply click here on my 2015 Posting Schedule, So Far post and you'll see each one that I've written this year. There are a lot of great blogs in there that have gotten a lot of great reviews.