An iCON Christmas

icon the mic king

so the homie icon the mic king is on his charity shit. first off i commend him for that, he is doing a charity run for the crohn’s & colitis foundation of america. he sent me this video of him doing a training run on christmas night. normally im not the kind of person that wants to watch a video of someone doing their street exercises but he’s the homie so i watched the joint. knowing icon i knew this wouldn’t just be a video of him running, there had to be something else in this.

from the minute i hit play it had me rolling on the ground laughing. now this man is doing this for a very serious reason but to me its funny to see this dude sitting in his house on christmas night donning a fresh amalgam digital t-shirt getting ready to run 6 miles in preparation for the charity event being held in miami on january 25th 2009. he tells us he is going to run from his house in philly to the ikea in south philly, but before he does this he needs to stretch, because as he puts it he’s getting old, he can’t just up and go like he used to.

as he sets out on his 6 mile journey he gives us a tour of the stores he hits to pick up his ‘fresh gear’ and to my suprise the streets are completely empty. now i understand its christmas night, but there should at least be a few homeless dudes with no where to go. icon has the ability to keep people entertained even when doing the most mundane thing like running 6 miles. an example of this is, as he’s running he comes up on some people walking, he looks at them and yells ‘running blog’ as he runs by. that had me dying. as he continues his run to ikea he is chock full of jokes to keep the heads laughing and caring, though he does get a little winded. dude, u don’t even smoke… c’mon now.. haha, really, im joking, i couldn’t even walk 6 miles let alone run em, good stuff homie.

the run ends and we see icon waiting at the bus stop in south philly. then out of the blue we find icon in a cab on the way back to his crib. the cab ride scene is great, its towards the end of a solidly funny clip about something serious and to me it takes the cake. the interaction between these two is hilarious to me, but then again, i’ve been in a cab with icon and know how he is. speaking of that, if you are in manhattan and reading this, there are undercover police officers driving in yellow cabs and they actually take fares. be carefull out there, you never know who is driving you.

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