LISA FORD – “Time Lapsed” – A Video & Pics of My Neighborhood. (SOUTH BEACH)

TIME LAPSED – by Lisa Ford

Totally unplanned, and against my will, I took an impromptu vacation, the first in about four years. After many months of running a hundred miles a minute, my body gave way and forced me to slow down. I silenced myself, refraining from blogging and social media to gain perspective. And today, I feel much better.

Now before you ask, “Where were you, Lisa? I know you were at the best parties. I know you were hanging with all the celebrities getting twisted off the alcohol and all that!!” Naw, not this time… In reality, I didn’t have to go ANYWHERE to have a good time. When you see these pics and the time lapse video of my neighborhood, you’ll know why. I’m going get a little personal on the blog this time, and bring you into my world. I’ve decided to show you where I’ve been the past couple of weeks…home.

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JHENO AIKO – Debuts ‘Bed Peace’ – Acapella (VIDEO)

JHENE AIKO is my favorite artist right now, in part because we both are heavily inspired by the music and poetry of Tupac Shakur. Aiko states, “He’s (Pac) like an icon for speaking your mind and being you, even if it’s controversial. He’s been a big inspiration for me just to stick to who I am and to actually stand for something through music.” And this is partly why her music resonates with so many people.

Aiko also has a musical gene, and an incredible silky voice that lends an alternative to that traditional heavy R&B sound. She writes all of her own songs, such as this sweet and haunting lullaby, “Bed Peace”, that will appear on her upcoming EP “Sail Out.” The video displays Aiko’s acoustic version and live performance on ‘Rap-Up Sessions’.

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I’M LOST FOR WORDS! TRAYVON MARTIN’S KILLER GOES FREE (Video)

Trayvon Martin’s murder has gripped the nation since the fatal shooting on the night of February 26, 2012. The case against Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, has sparked fiery debates on an array of social issues including; a violation of a child’s civil rights, race relations in America, the justice system as a whole, and on Florida’s very vague, ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.

MOMENTS GO, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WAS HANDED A *NOT GUILTY* VERDICT FOR THE DEATH OF THE UNARMED. TEENAGER. After nearly 16 hours of jury deliberations, Zimmerman is able to walk free. Here is the video of the verdict being handed to him and his attorneys. I’m lost for words.

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Chinese Movie ‘DRUG WAR’ U.S. Release [Trailer]

Johnny To’s international crime thriller, ‘DRUG WAR’, is finally set to be released (limited) in the United States, July 26th (New York and Los Angeles on August 2nd). This hardcore film boasts lots of stylized Chinese action, incredible cinematography, and popular action figures. The movie stars Chinese actor, Louis Koo, as drug lord, Timmy Choi, who is a known manufacturer of meth. In order to avoid the death penalty, Choi agrees to become an informant, which places him up against the world’s most notorious and ruthless gangsters, aka, the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for.

‘Drug War’ or ‘Du Zhan’, co-stars Sun Honglei, Huang Yi, and Wallace Chung. It was released last year overseas, and is sure to be an instant cult favorite here in the States.

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Snoop Dogg & Coolio – “Gangsta Walk” [Music Video] LISA FORD’s Ipod Pick.

‘Gangsta Walk’ by two West Coast legends, is as dope as underated. Coolio and Snoop Dogg dropped this hit for real ones that appreciate the good old school stuff, and for new schoolers that go beyond what “radio plays-cus-paid”. This joint sounds brand new, but was ironically released in 06′ on Coolio’s, “Return Of The Gangsta” album. Hope you feel it as much as I do.
I love it. It’s fresh as hell.

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THE GAME – “Ali Bomaye (Explicit)” ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross (NEW VIDEO) & Music Review

‘Ali Bomaye’ is by far the hardest track off of THE GAME’s “Jesus Piece” album. The Game is known for releasing some of the best gangster rap songs in hip hop. ‘Ali Bomaye’ is no different. I think the video could have been more reflective on how hard the song actually goes. I was expecting those grimey hardcore Compton visuals we’re used to seeing from West Coast artists, just on an elevated level. Truth be told, The Game should have dropped this song solo. The neon colors and cameos by ‘pop’ artists in the video caught me off guard.

A lot of the hip hop experts are claiming ‘Jesus Piece’ to be an underrated album. I believe one reason for this is the numerous features from other artists The Game has on multiple records. He is one of those few rappers that don’t ‘need assistance’ to produce a dope album. If he would have removed some of the people featured on his cuts, ‘Jesus Piece’ would be far from underrated. Nevertheless, you can’t take anything from ‘Ali Bomaye’. Especially The Game’s versus. This is another classic record that will go down in Hip Hop history. The Game was in a zone.

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FANTASIA ft. Missy Elliott & Kelly Rowland – “Without Me” (NEW VIDEO)

Just like the song, the video for ‘Without Me’ is HOT! Fantasia and Kelly Rowland are mesmerizing in this vivid portrait of a mixture between a ballad and slow burning hip hop track. Missy Elliot, the iconic rapper who balances out the song, also makes an appearance to drop her hardcore lyrics. And peep that bottle of Hennessy…lol! Fantasia is showing off her gangsta side. Hands Down! Tasia is BACK and going hard!!!!!

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PAULA PATTON’S New Movie – “Baggage Claim” w/ Jill Scott, LaLa Anthony, Tia Mowry, Trey Songz & More! [Trailer]

The new sexy romantic-comedy, “Baggage Claim”, looks like it’s going to be an amazing flick! It features an all-star lineup including; Paula Patton, Lauren London, Adam Brody, Trey Songz, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, LaLa Anthony, & Tia Mowry. With a cast like this, this film is sure to be a blockbuster! “Baggage Claim” hits theaters on September 27, 2013.

Plot Line: “Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to “accidentally” meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy.”

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