[Editor's Note: "Blogger's Note" has been taken over by Ron Mexico until further notice.]

Welcome one and all to the First Annual Negro Please SDN Tournament!

After having taken into consideration viewer and staff suggestions, we've narrowed the tournament contestants to a field of 32. Since everything from interpretation of SDN's definition to worthiness of contestant is relative, the seeding is completely random.

We took the 32 most appropriate contestants and put their names on ping pong balls. As you can see, Kanye West and Nick Cannon's balls came out first in their respective divisions.

With that said, we've got some very fun and interesting first-round matchups in the tube. Voting will take place via poll inset here on "Negro Please" as well as at my site and MySpace. Votes will be compiled from all locations.

Feel free to reason and lobby in the comments sections, but much like with the cricket politicians, only actual votes will have bearing on the advancement of your favorite Smart Dumb Nigga in Hip-Hop.

I don't know about you, but I think Diddy vs. O.D.B. has the makings of a true #8/#9-seed dogfight.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Want to whine about the omission of your favorite SDN? ron@ronmexicocity.com

Here's your complete SDN tournament contestant seeding listing:

division 1

1. # kanye west
2. # krs-one
3. # snoop dogg
4. # lil wayne
5. # the game
6. # plies
7. # eminem
8. # diddy
9. # o.d.b.
10. # superhead
11. # kimora lee simmons
12. # t.i.
13. # ghostface
14. # 2pac
15. # rza
16. # mos def

division 2

1. # nick cannon
2. # jay-z
3. # nas
4. # dmx
5. # shaq
6. # mariah carey
7. # flavor flav
8. # trick daddy
9. # lauryn hill
10. # russell simmons
11. # lil jon
12. # sohh message boards
13. # david banner
14. # r. kelly
15. # papoose
16. # 50 cent