Dayum, I ran into this clip over at Playahata.com while doing some research of Rev. Wright. Min. Louis Farrakhan tore CBS’ Mike Wallace a new one in regards to America’s “holier than thou” position it likes to take on when talking about “foriegn” aggressors. Classic. During a time when debate is so unbalanced on network TV you are almost begging for one of these stations to get Farrakhan and Rev. Wright in the same room with Bill O’ Reilly and Sean Hannity. Pay per view anyone?
A British man is being accused of causing a flu epidemic in a remote Amazonian tribe that he illegally infiltrated. On behalf of the Discovery Channel’s World Lost Tribe series, Matt Currington sought out the Matsigenka people who were tucked away in the Cumerjali area of south-eastern Peru. Now he is being blamed for four deaths that are being attributed to the flu virus linked to Currington. A similar epidemic is reportedly responsible for the wholesale slaughter of indigenous American tribes once they came into contact with Columbus and his forebearers back in the day.
A representative of indigenous tribes said: “They were warned not to go upstream, but were unhappy with the tribe in Yomybato – the village they were permitted to visit – as the Indians appeared too westernised. So, in searching for a more stereotypical tribe, they came into contact with a vulnerable community. CLICK HERE for full details on this story.
Peeped this over at UrbanBlogger.
Barack brings his brilliance to Wall Street. This is an exceptional speech on the history of American economics and possible solutions to stimulate the current wavering market.
Big Tings A Gwon for reggae sensation Mavado aka David Brooks. His music has been chosen as the audio backdrop to the latest Rockstar release of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Series Volume 4. According to Mavado’s manager, Julian Jones-Griffith “One of the trailers they are using has Mavado singing Real McKoy as the backing music. He recorded several tracks for one of the radio stations featured in the game, but the people at Rockstar are big Mavado fans and went with the track for the trailer.”
Well it seems that Remy Ma has been convicted by the jury and faces and hell of a long time in the slammer. Its a shame that she will probably spend at least a decade in jail and this will probably end her career. Shameful indeed. According to SOHH, who said their reporters were present in the courtroom when the verdict was handed down, Remy was caught off guard by the outcome.
Her lawyer, Ivan Fisher said, “Remy didn’t expect this…she didn’t tell her eight-year old son, who she left this morning [she would not be returning home].”
Staten Island toll worker Michael Martin, may have just struck Hollywood gold wit a script called “Brooklyn’s Finest” a gritty urban drama about NYC cops.
Martin entered a script writing competition after breaking some bones in a car accident and looked to use the money to buy a new car. Well it seems that script did more than just insure him a new car.
After floating around in Hollywood and garnering alot of big name attention and it has landed all all star cast will be directed by “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. Strike that one in the column for the little guy with big ideas.
Check out the full story here
Mike Vick is headed for the doghouse, I mean courthouse on state charges stemming from his dog fighting debacle at the end of June. His trail date was originally set for April 2 but citing that Vick plus two co-defendants are serving federal time dispersed throughout the US in federal lockup the state needed additional time to put the feds on notice so they can deliver the prisoner. The State of Virginia will have to pay to transport Vick from Leavenworth Kansas where he is serving out his 23-month sentence for dogfighting conspiracy.
Vick is scheduled to be released next year, on July 20. One of his co-defendants, Tony Taylor was released last Thursday after serving two months for cooperating with the feds. CLICK HERE for more Mike Vick news.
Okay this one we gonna file under the world’s dumbest criminal catergory. This guy in Arizona, apparently was having a dispute over a supposed car sale, and instead of working out with the owner, no he decides to steal the car right out the police station. Think I am bullsh*tting then check out this clip below. Unbelievable!
Just saw this spaceship over @ 100 Stax and I had to post it and remind folks that we have super exclusive flicks & footage of some of the monster whips at the New York Auto Show coming…but for now PICTURE ME ROLLIN in this Saleen S5S Raptor
Photoshop is offering an online version of its popular app for FREE while it runs its beta version. Stripped down from the more powerful Photoshop 7 or CS3, the crop and color saturation tools make it cool for anyone looking to touch up some photos or do some low level graphic work. Get over to PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS and get your editing on!
America is on sale! The bargain hunting has begun and struggling Ford motor company has just agreed to sell their Jaguar car division and their Land Rover motoring company to an Indian conglomerate, the Tata Group. These mega companies have been taking advantage of a weakening dollar and a competitive market and snatching up American institutions and well developed brands like Jaguar and Land Rover. Ford managed to offload the companies for $2.3 Billion, half of what it paid for them. Now the Tata Group has the distinction of selling the world’s most inexpensive vehicle, the Nano, a $2,500 hatchback and having some of the most luxurious vehicles in its portfolio. For more on this Jaguar driven story CLICK HERE
Source : Rolling Stone Magazine
Found this funny article over at Rollingstone with none other than Chris Rock and he is primed and ready to talk about everything including this very intense presidential campaign.
A white man’s had that job for hundreds of years — and one guy fucked it up for all of ya!” And: “Each candidate tells you how humble they are. No, you’re not humble! Do you know how big your ego has to be to say you wanna be president of the United States? Do you know how much Puff Daddy juice you have to drink? How many Kanye injections you have to take?”
Full story also here
Big Tings A Gwon’ over at MTV as they prepare to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of Yo MTV Raps, the spring board that many classics jumped off from. Fab Five is blogging over at Zude! (a highly recommended social network by the way) and Puma is setting out some ill rare issues. Them BDK’s is mean man, MEAN!
Brooklyn Stand Up! BIG DADDY KANE’S
Queens Bridge Stand Up! MC SHAN’S
Go to Sneaker Files if you need to get your mittens on these
CLICK HERE for more Puma Special Editions
Tune in to VH1’s Storytellers on March 30 if you wanna catch The Doggfather performing new material off of Ego Trippin. If you can’t wait and you must see Snoop prior to that check out VH1’s website on Friday, March 28 where early/additional footage of the show will be posted. Keep in mind Snoop has Teddy Riley and DJ Quik in his band so seeing them hold him down on the classics should be retarded.
For all my Wii fanatics they have some new technology on the way that will enhance your entire gaming experience! This is the Wii Head Tracker which creates a 3D model of whatever you’re looking at through these specialized goggles. Imagine playing Zelda with the night vision in full effect! CLICK HERE for more info on this innovative app.
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Source : HypeBeast
NBA star Gibert Arenas may be injured but nothing is stopping the Allstar and Adidas from dropping their signature Gill II Zero Gilwood shoe. You guys let me know what you think the jury is still out on these.
Source: Black Vibes & The Hollywood Reporter
In varying reports it seems that Tyra Banks recent move to NYC has not been the stuff dreams are made of. Coming off of having A-list guests such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on her daytime talk show, there seems to be a stalker who has been showing up at her television studio. This guy has been ordered to stay away from Tyra and will face arrest if he breaks the newly minted order of protection lodged against him.
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There are also rumblings that she is not getting along with top model contributor and photo shoot director Jay Samuels. These two divas can’t seem to co-exist and word is she would like to focus more on the daytime faire.
Click here for the catfight
Richie Sambora got busted drunk driving and apparently had a couple of teens in his Hummer.
“He was stopped for lane-straddling and weaving in lanes,” Laguna Beach police spokesman Sgt Jason Kravetz said.
“The officer who contacted him smelled alcohol, got him out of the vehicle and performed a field sobriety test.”
Full story here
Source : Barely Political
Once we saw this had to do it. Nuff said.
Source : Realtalk NY
Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent is back for more in the gaming industry with his soon-to be released “Blood in the Sand”. How ironic is this title with his recently free downloadable mixtape “Elephant in the Sand” which was a jab at Fat Joe’s recently released “Elephant in the Room”. Get full story and some more pics here
Still recovering from a severe stroke, Cali crooner Nate Dogg has been ordered to leave the guns alone and to take a domestic violence course. This all stems from an incident in 06. Full story at Thug Life Army
Thanks to investigative work done by The Smoking Gun website it has been determined that the Los Angeles Times has been completely duped in their reporting last week about a Mafia-linked plot to have Tupac assassinated outside of Manhattan’s Quad Studio. The plot supposedly hatched by James Sabatino, a career con-artist and currently an inmate at Allenwood Federal Correctional Facility has been exposed to be a fabrication skillfully executed by the “attention-seeking” Sabatino whose claims seem to have fallen flat on their face.
Within a weeks worth of investigation The Smoking Gun has been able to debunk the fabrication that the LA Times, the country’s fourth largest newspaper ran on the front of their paper (website edition) discrediting reporter Chuck Philips, who has been duped on more than one occasion by unreliable informants. Apparently the court documents cited by the LA Times were forged documents, copies of “302’s” made by Sabatino from federal prison. I highly recommend that you CLICK HERE to read the rest of this explosive rebuttal of the story that has created a firestorm globally, linked Puff and BIG to the shooting of their nemesis Tupac Shakur.
The race for the presidency of the U.S. isn’t restricted to the shores of the continental United States. Both democratic candidates have a global appeal and the rest of the world has a vested interest in the outcome of this Presidential election. Obama favors well in Africa, Europe and the Mid East. On the strength of Bill Clinton’s favorable trade policies, Mexico and China are hoping it runs in the family and they are cheerleading for Hillary to take the title. Skpeticism is abound in pockets around the Middle East where even though they are rooting for Obama they doubt that America is ready to take direction from a man with Hussein as his middle name. The Wall Street Journal story said it best with this quote:
The world’s sole superpower has such an impact on the globe that, as a Belgian newspaper recently suggested, the rest of the world may feel it should be allowed to vote, too.
To read the rest of this story CLICK HERE.
For those that rely on satellite radio for their audio fix they are soon to be joined by the man who was responsible for bringing Hip Hop to the cosmos, the Godfather Afrika Bambaataa. Bam will be bringing his unique sound to his new show Zulu Beatz on April 5 at 10 p.m. Many will remember Bambaataa held at down for Hot 97 with his True School at Noon segment that was highly acclaimed for its mix of eclectic music and heavy dosage of info.
This time around Bam seems to be sticking to the script. He said, “Zulu Beatz is true school for the people…If you are tired of hearing the same 10 songs over and over again, then this is the show you don’t want to miss.” He will be joined by The Cutman LG and Mickey Benson aka Mick Benzo, tune in!
Source : Fox News
In a upcoming book by notorious whistle blower Jose Canseco, writer Joe Lavin claims that the book discusses Canseco introducing A-Rod to a known steroid pusher and that the slugger even tried to bed Jose’s wife.
These revelations will rock the baseball world if proven true because many of the sports biggest stars have fallen due to steroid and human growth allegations. A-Rod is the league’s biggest star and his pursuit of Barry Bonds homerun record is something baseball officials are looking to keep fans interrested in the game post steroids and human growth hormone scandals.
Source : Hypebeast
Two of Southeast Asia’s most prominent street artists, Phu and Royalefam are retelling the story of a fictitious airborne battle through two customized sneakers. The “Death from Above” storyline involves two rival airborne squadrons, the Death Seeker Air Force 1s and the Phantom Mirage Air Max 90s. Each style comes in a squardron of 8 fighters (pairs). Available March 30th at 10:00 pm New York time, exclusively at Royalefam.
More pics here
Word coming out of Brooklyn is that it may have lost another one of its home breed rappers. Reports are saying that a 30 year old man to be killed in a Downtown Brooklyn shootout may have been Brooklyn rapper Cavlar. News 12 Brooklyn are reporting the story and showing the deceased victim’s car (a maroon color Jaquar that looks like similiar to Cavlar’s vehicle. There are “RIP” comments appearing on his Myspace at presstime. Story DEVELOPING…
The above story has been confirmed and we welcome comments from you guys on the situation, just please stay away from saying that Uncle Murda had something to do with this case. Though they had some previous beef there is no evidence linking him to this case.
New Dedication Video from BronxRap
Footage of CAVLAR embroiled in a beef with Uncle Murda..
Talk about the height of hypocrisy! Nicole Spence, a former aide to radio/TV personality Wendy Williams is dishing the dirt and saying that Williams husband Kevin Hunter repeatedly beat Wendy and made unwanted sexual advances on the aide. Of course Williams shot down the accusations by replying to the New York Post that “this b*tch is out of her mind.” Spence has formally filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Commission on Monday naming both William’s and Inner City Broadcasting, the broadcasting company that owns the station she works for, in the complaint. Spence said the abuse of the tough-talking Williams was perpetrated in front of a viewing audience on more than one occassion. This is one of her accounts:
“In one instance, Mr. Hunter stormed into the studio, demanded that other employees leave and openly physically abused Ms. Williams, pinning her against the wall with his hand around her neck, choking her while repeatedly pounding his fist into the wall directly by her head.”
CLICK HERE for the rest of this BOMBshell story.
Bad times have befallen the Jackson Clan. Once owners of a fortune that the “FDIC didn’t care to insure” the Jackson Clan has managed to squander their wealth away on bad investments and unrealized dreams of reuniting with Michael and creating a World Tour for his brothers, the Jackson Five, that would restore some much needed financial relief. Nowadays the brothers are spread about, one stocking product at a grocery store (Marlon) and the other changing tires for a living (Randy). The spectacular fall was said to be aided and abetted by Michael who supposedly “hates his famiy.” Here is an account of where each member is at fiscally these days. Damn, who would have ever thought we’d see this in our lifetime.
Joseph Jackson, 79 and Katherine Jackson, 77
Dad hustles various girl groups in Las Vegas. Mom is still a stay-at-home housewife and the only family member in contact with Michael. Both have previously filed for bankruptcy
Janet Jackson, 41
The current family breadwinner. She bought her mom a Vegas home in anticipation of losing the family’s mansion, Hayvenhurst, to foreclosure. Like their Neverland colleagues, workers at Hayvenhurst have not been paid for months.
For those of you who can’t get enough of the African “bomb” shell Angel Lola Luv she has a short movie coming out. It looks like this is one of those straight to BlockBuster or YouTube releases, but atleast you can watch Angel til’ your heart’s content.
Gizmodo reports that :
the South Park guys are streaming every single South Park episode in full at their official site, South Park Studios. What they get right: Streams are fast and vid quality is solid; every episode, from first to most recent is available (with one exception); and newer ones are uncensored. Yep, you actually get to hear your favorite childrens scream “What the fuck is going on?” in the Britney ep. Major point of suck: ads.
I can see these guys probably adding some unseen stuff on the site to give fans some added bonuses. Wonder how long it will take for people to rip the episodes and put them on Bittorrent. Click here for full story
After seeing this I was compelled to post for all you guys to see. This is one of the most creative pieces of art about this hideous war that has left too many dead on both sides. This mosaic art depicts the faces of Mccain and George Bush who sent these young men and women to war and still have time to laugh as more bodies pile up.
Kudos and props to the artist and hopefully these a-holes will be convicted of war crimes in the next administration. And of course bring Our Troops Home!!
Click here to see very large image
The WWE is putting some serious muscle in their film divison to capture audiences beyond just horror or action films. According to Variety they have added high level execs to produce movies suitable for a PG 13 audience.
Having released three flicks so far they are looking to leverage their strong brand awareness to put behinds in the theatre. First flick from the new team is “12 Rounds” starring John Cena.
More of the Smackdown here
You know everybody deserves a vacation! Sen. Barack Obama layed up Caribbean style in St. Thomas this past weekend and CNN got some exclusive footage of him chilling with the fam plotting his next move. Okay where are all my Hillary lovers that read this blog, I know this is just burning ya’ll up!!
Anyway wanna see more of our next president click here
Source : Shack News
Despite pending litigation, MTV-owned developer Harmonix has announced that its music-based multi-instrument title Rock Band will hit the Wii on June 22 in North America.
The Wii version will come with a total of 63 songs, five of which are bonus songs. A full list of the 63 tracks was not provided, though the initial 58 are expected to mirror the 45 main songs and 13 bonus tracks of the previously-released PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 editions. Full article here
New New York Gov David Paterson isn’t finished at the Confessional. During an interview with NY1 Paterson said he’d tried cocaine a number of times as well as smoked some reefer but those days are behind him.
Dominic Carter: You have?
David Paterson: Yes
Dominic Carter: Marijuana?
David Paterson: Yes
Dominic Carter: Cocaine?
David Paterson: Yes
Remy Ma trial is coming to a close and her lawyer has stated that this was all an accident and that the victim’s testimony supports that. Her defense lawyer hopes the jury will believe this scenario and find her not guilty of first-degree assault amongst other charges. This verdict in this case is one that will definetly resonate in the hip hop community,due to the fact that this will be the third prominent female star(Lil kim & Foxy Brown) that would have been convicted and sent to jail. In a genre that is already starved for female stars this doesn’t look good. More of the story at Sohh
This is not looking too good for Hip Hop’s unofficial mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. He has been charged with obstruction of justice for testimony given about sexually explicit text messages between him and a former aide. The Mayor has denied all charges and promises to be fully cleared at trial.
It seems that politicians are going down left and right for their personal and private relationships. Does having an affair warrant somebody unable to do their job? Tough question and one that has been around for decades. Click here and here for full story