Sunday 24 February, 2013

GAME OF THRONES – Season 3 (TRAILER)!

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HBO’S explosive series, ‘Game of Thrones Season 3′ is coming! The new season returns on March 31st at 9pm. The action/adventure/fanstasy television show about the battle of kings, has collected millions of cult fans. All eyes will be tuned in at the end of March.

Kendrick Lamar @ The Warfield, San Francisco, Ca 10.16.2012

Just like the album, and the song, the concept of the video is extremely creative. The message of the song is to be careful on who you give your love to. ‘Poetic Justice’ is off of Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed album, ‘Good Kid, M.a.a.d City.’

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Lend your ears to this list of epic hip hop instrumentals, which is in no particular order. Of course, there are way too many to name in one post, as the genre of hip hop music is filled with numerous legends. Featured in this list are Nas, MF Doom, Biggie, Common, J Dilla, 9th Wonder, just to name a few. So I guess I will make this part of a series. The next list will more than likely include tracks from Madlib, Khrysis, and Preemo,

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For those of you who know this blog, Tupac is always alive and well on here. He is the inspiration behind why I’m even in the entertainment business. Tupac is my muse and my favorite rapper of all time. I’m posting this classic throwback video for his fans and for those who haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Pac perform live. “So Many Tears” is the iconic single off of 2Pac’s legendary album, “Me Against The World”.

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MONEY MARK DIGGLA has dropped the much anticipated music video for his slamming new Southern anthem, ‘GUOOMD’! The visuals in this ‘short film’ feature a unique concept, a horror story, set in Charlotte, NC, where Money Mark finds himself face to face with a crazy killer in the woods. Money Mark Diggla, (a former Slip & Slide artist), has worked with some of the biggest giants over his decade long career in the music industry including; Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Pit Bull, and P. Diddy, just to name a few. “GUOOMD” is off of his the upcoming EP, tentatively titled, “Good Weed, Fresh Cars, & Plenty Money”.

Rihanna-Stay

“Stay” is off of Rihanna’s album, “Unapologetic”. Rihanna dropped the video straight after the Grammy’s. She says that it’s pretty much self explanatory. The video takes place in a bathtub.

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Sway: Did you think you would make it this far as an artist?

NAS: “I got to be honest, back then (when Nas recorded ‘Illmatic’), dudes wasn’t making it this far. So I didn’t know how to look that far. So I didn’t about it.

Sway: Your song, “Daughters” has been nominated twice. Is YOUR daughter happy about that?

NAS: “I think she’s happy that her dad’s not corny. I’m lucky that she still thinks that I am cool.”

Sway: Do you already have a speech prepared if you win one of these awards?

NAS: “NO…And I really don’t wanna go there. I look at it as we’re already winners, no matter what. We’ve already won, so I don’t even want to think that far. We’re just here having a good time. I’m happy to be here. And I’m grateful to all of you out there.”

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This video is a must-see! An aggravated Native American is walking by an Anti-immigration protest in Arizona and immediately becomes annoyed with what he sees. He then begins to slam and shut down the protestors, schooling them as to who the REAL immigrants are. The Native American shouts, “We should have put that sign up when you son of the b*tches came!”

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Uncle Luke, the man who was instrumental in bringing Miami Hip Hop to the forefront of the music industry, took some time to lend some advice to the Bawse, Rick Ross, regarding his recent assassination attempt. Luther Campbell, community leader and former shock rapper, spelled out some of the effects of being involved in rap beef and how it came be damaging to one’s career. It’s pretty good advice as Luke knows all too well how it feels to be in heated battles with adversaries hell bent on bringing someone down. Rick Ross has yet to respond publicly to the recent attempt on his life. Hopefully all will be resolved soon… Read Luke’s letter…

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Happy Birthday to a humanitarian who was instrumental in making reggae music a universal symbol for peace and love. Included in this blog post is a rare interview with Bob Marley talking about the rastafarian culture and the importance of marijuana. I’ve also attached my favorite song from the reggae legend, ‘I Don’t Want To ‘Wait In Vain’ For Your Love’.

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I interviewed Rick Ross in 2002, while he was still an underground artist. Before he dropped his first album, the ‘Port of Miami’. Before he went on to record four additional historical rap albums and numerous mixtapes. Before he signed to Slip-n-Slide Records. Before he launched Maybach Music Group. And before he became a Miami rap legend.

When you listen to this throwback interview, you’ll see that his accomplishments surpassed all his aspirations. At a South Beach club, Ross spoke about his current journey in the industry, his goal with rap, and offered advice to young people. The question now is… was it worth it? And rap fans wanna know, what’s next for Ross, musically? Because as the story is still being told, we can all see that it’s Deeper Than Rap. Stay safe Bawse.

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Beyonce’s Superbowl Halftime performance was highly energetic and included a futuristic laser show. Her performance was so electrifying, it left the stadium without lights for about 20 minutes. Midway through the halftime show, former members of Destiny’s Child (Kelly Rowland, & Michelle) joined Beyonce on the stage and performed ‘Bootylicious’, ‘Independent Women’, and ‘Single Ladies’. The reunion was an awesome surprise.

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Alicia Keys performs ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’, in front of 70k people at the Superdome in New Orleans, to kick off Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.

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Justin brings out Jay Z for their epic first ever performance of “Suit & Tie” at the Direct TV / Mark Cuban Super Bowl Party, last night in New Orleans. Timberlake also performed two new songs—”That Girl” and “Pusher Love Girl,” from his upcoming album, ‘The 20/20 Experience’. ‘The 20/20 Experience’ is set to be released March 19th, and Jay Z will be producing the entire album.

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Republished from the article, [10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won’t Learn at ‘Django’] by colorlines, this list pretty much breaks down the institution of slavery in colonial America. But don’t just take their word for it. If you’re interested in this subject, I’ve listed books, that come highly recommended, at the end of the the post.