Before we start the proceedings, I will tell you right off the bat that Thanksgiving will not be 1 of the 5 events on this list. If Thanksgiving happens to float your boat, then add that to your own personal list and it will be bonus icing on the cake! I like turkey and whatnot, but these 5 things just trump it in my book, so it didn’t make the cut.
Some lists cop-out and avoid controversy by not putting their items in order from least to most-excited-about, but I will be doing just that! You deserve to know it and they deserve the recognition! Let’s get to it!
5. Black Friday- November 26th
I love this day! I truly do! I have worked in retail for a handful of years and that experience has afforded me with a great appreciation for the chaos-entertainment that day provides! Nothing makes me smile quite like seeing “civilized” people get all primal and fight over mediocre DVDs and their children’s Christmas gifts! Can’t wait!
4. Lil Wayne Gets Out Of Prison - November 5th
I didn’t buy Wayne’s last album- Rebarf… I mean, Rebirth. That doesn’t make me less of a loyal fan, just a different kind of loyal fan. I prefer great hip-hop artists to do what they do best, which is make great hip-hop music. So when Wayne decided to make subpar rock music, my wallet didn’t open. Sorry buddy! Fortunately for other like-minded individuals, we will get a hip-hop album from Weezy soon after he gets out the clink! Some rumors suggest that his new album Tha Carter IV will be released the day he does, but my sources (a.k.a. my common sense) say we are going to have to wait at least a short while! In the meantime, make sure to get your Lil Wayne’s World tee from The Forest Lab!
3. Conan Makes His Triumphant Return To Late-Night TV – November 8th
It’s old news that Conan got screwed over by NBC, so anyone in their right mind should be excited about seeing Conando return to TV screens this November! It’s impossible that TBS could treat him any worse and all signs point to him getting the proper network respect, so Conan will be free to do what he does best- say crazy stuff that’s crazily hilarious!
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Soars into Theaters- November 19th
The last 6 Potter movies have all consistenly been of high quality, with each one being better than the last! When the clock strikes midnight and the 19th is upon us, I will be in the nearest theater with my 3-D glasses on and a goofy-grin painted across my face!
1. New Kanye West Album – “Dark Twisted Fantasy” – November (TBD)
Even the Kanye album I liked the least (808’s & Heartbreak. Easily!) is better than most albums goons put out nowadays, but when ‘Ye decided to make his triumphant return to hip-hop, reason for excitement was a guarantee! Kanye’s post-808’s guest verses on tracks such as the Clipse’s “Kinda Like a Big Deal” and Drake’s “Forever” gave fans hope that he would eventually spend more quality time with hip-hop! The album’s working title Good Ass Job has transitioned into yet another working title- Dark Twisted Fantasy, so don’t be surprised if Kanye changes his mind again before his 5th album is released in late November! Expect production from legends Pete Rock, RZA and Q-Tip, plus plenty of beats from the Louis Vuitton Don himself! Reported features on the album include Kanye apprentices Kid Cudi & Big Sean, along with the Clipse, Rick Ross and Jay-Z. After hearing “Power”, its remix and the just-released “Devil In a New Dress”, I believe it’s safe to say that this is a shoo-in for album of the fall!