[audio] Black Friday – Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole


Update: WatchLoud.com snapped a screenshot of a Facebook post from Kayla Duckworth, who is alleged to be Kendrick Lamar’s sister, revealing that some type of collab IS on the way in February 2016.

Black Friday 2015 just got a little more interesting. Kendrick and Cole just took the Internet by storm with the release of two brand new remixes that have each MC going in over the other’s fan-favorite singles (“Tale of Two Citiez” and “Alright,” respectively).
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ICE T clears rumors about “10 reasons why black men prefer to be with white women” list

So Joe Budden’s cornball twitter butt buddy wrote the list and Mediatakeout decided to pin it on Ice T. This guy is obviously searching for attention and has the nerve to slam black women when he came out out of one. If this list is true the first person he should start with is his mother.

1) White girls can get their hair wet. It’s summertime. Who wants to be at the pool with a girl who’ only concern is not getting her weave wet. White girls just jump in the pool without any care.

2) White girls don’t talk back. Put a little aggression in your voice and she will do whatever you say. That doesn’t fly with other races though. They wanna fight. Always.

3) It’s easier introducing them to your family/friends. “Everyone, this is Amber,” is WAY easier on the ears than, “Everyone, this is Shaniqua. Just saying.

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[video] Jarvis Johnson Camps Out for Black Friday a Week Early

It’s never this serious Jarvis.

The holiday shopping season officially kicks off this week, and many of you will be out early to get your hands on those Black Friday deals. On Sunday, one man was already camped out hoping to score at Best Buy.

Jarvis Johnson said he wanted to be first in line to get the best of the best deals. He’ll be camped out in front of the Avondale Best Buy on 99th Avenue and McDowell for the next four days.

He has a bed, TV and floor mat so that he can walk around barefoot. He also has an ice chest to keep his snacks cold, and of course a microwave to warm up his food.

He even has a heater to keep warm at night.

He said he was able to use all of this by using an extension cord that’s 200 feet long.

His favorite item in his tent, though, is his TV, and he’s first in line to get a slightly bigger TV, a 49″ model, for only $149.

“I’m here early because they say the early bird gets the worm, and the early, early, early bird gets the biggest worm, and I guess I’m the bird and I’m trying to get the worm,” Johnson said. “That’s why I’m here.”

Jarvis said he’s been camping out for Black Friday deals for eight years now, taking about four days off of work each time.




Hello, After more than 20 years, I’ve finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. I have struggled for a long time weighing the pros and cons of making this story public as I was reluctant to implicate the individuals who were present that day. So I’ve simply decided to leave out names and all the details that may risk my personal well being and that of those who were, like me, dragged into something they weren’t ready for.

Between the late 80’s and early 90’s, I was what you may call a “decision maker” with one of the more established company in the music industry. I came from Europe in the early 80’s and quickly established myself in the business. The industry was different back then. Since technology and media weren’t accessible to people like they are today, the industry had more control over the public and had the means to influence them anyway it wanted. This may explain why in early 1991, I was invited to attend a closed door meeting with a small group of music business insiders to discuss rap music’s new direction. Little did I know that we would be asked to participate in one of the most unethical and destructive business practice I’ve ever seen.

The meeting was held at a private residence on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I remember about 25 to 30 people being there, most of them familiar faces. Speaking to those I knew, we joked about the theme of the meeting as many of us did not care for rap music and failed to see the purpose of being invited to a private gathering to discuss its future….

[video] The Truth about the Saint-Denis Raids in Paris

Once again Gearoid O’ Colmain speaks truth whether you want to hear it or not.

French authorities say a police raid on a Paris suburb to capture the mastermind of Friday’s terrorist attacks is over.
Police raided an apartment in San Deni neighborhood, where Abdel hamid Abu Oud was believed to be hiding. Security sources say two suspects, including a woman who blew herself up, were killed during the raid. Seven people have also been arrested. Three police officers were injured as well. The French prosecutor says the identities of the victims and the detainees are not clear yet. It’s also not known if the suspected mastermind was present at the apartment when it was raided.

Convicted Pedophile & Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Gets 15 Years

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Still seems like he got off light when compared to what he is actually guilty of.

via TMZ

Jared Fogle just had the book thrown at him … a judge just sentenced him to 15.6 years in prison — more than the proposed plea deal — after his attorneys tried to blame weight loss for his “mild pedophilia.”

Although the deal he struck with prosecutors was for a sentencing ranging from 5 to 12 1/2 years, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt was not bound by the deal. Nevertheless, Fogle rolled the dice this morning and formally pled guilty.

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[video] Minnesota Residents Protest After Police Shoot Black Man

Another day, another black man shot and killed by police.

A Minnesota agency is investigating the shooting and wounding of a black man suspected of an assault by a Minneapolis police officer that has prompted the mayor to schedule a session Sunday evening to hear community concerns about the incident. The shooting outraged some community members and prompted a protest by the group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, after some witnesses said the man was handcuffed when he was shot. Police have said their preliminary investigation shows the man was not handcuffed, but the investigation is ongoing.

[Concert Review] Andra Day Rocks ‘The Casbah’ in San Diego


What a night…

Before I go into my experience at Andra Day’s homecoming performance at The Casbah the other night, let me give a brief run down of how I discovered this budding songstress.

About a month ago, I had seen an ad on YouTube’s homepage that caught my eye. It was a “Beat x Beat” episode titled, “Andra Day ‘Rise Up'”. Unfamiliar with her at the time, a combination of the Beats by Dre stamp, the unique name and powerful song title is what, ultimately, baited a click from me.

“Before I record any and every song, I pray about every song, because my goal is not just to make music that makes people dance, which is fine, but my goal is to make music that moves people and resonates with them, spiritually.”  – Andra Day

After this fortuitous discovery, I immediately wanted to hear more. I then found her YouTube channel, which contained a few song covers as well as some offerings from her debut album, “Cheers to the Fall.” Once I heard “Gin & Juice (Let Go My Hand),” “Rearview,” and “Gold”…I was hooked. My love for her was cemented when I found out she was also a San Diego native (anyone who knows me will tell you I always support the home team).

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[video] Spike Lee Responds to ‘Chi-raq’ Criticism

The trailer for Spike Lee’s new film has been taking fire from viewers and even “Chiraq” natives themselves for what many perceived to be a comedy or parody that makes light of the situation in the city of Chicago. Consequently, Spike took the time to clear the air and also released another trailer that seeks to appease those critics’ concerns and correct any misunderstandings.

Rikers Island inmates slash jail officer; attackers are said to be teens and gang members:

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I wonder what provoked these guys to chop this officer up. Rikers Island officers are no angels and have been cited as committing illegal assaults of inmates so this is not surprising at all.

via Daily News

A city correction officer was brutally slashed by one inmate while another held him down on a cell floor Thursday night, according to multiple sources.

Officer Raymond Calderon was taken to New York Hospital Queens after the attack at the George Motchan Detention Center on Rikers Island, jail insiders said.

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[video] THE HATEFUL EIGHT Official Trailer 2 (Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson)

Tarantino who has been under fire as of late for speaking out against police brutality has a new movie dropping called the THE HATEFUL EIGHT starring Samuel Jackson.

In post-Civil War Wyoming, eight travelers try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Quentin Tarantino‘s somewhat closed-room drama stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir, and Channing Tatum,


Does Lack of ‘Enjoyment’ Make or Break ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’?: A Response to Justin Charity’s Complex Article

Photo Credit: Jason Speakman

Photo Credit: Jason Speakman

My big bro, Majesty, here at Street Knowledge Media asked my thoughts on Justin Charity’s Complex article “Why Did Everyone Claim to Enjoy Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly'” yesterday. This was my response via text message, with a few changes that I made later upon further reflection:

“Exactly. I don’t understand why people can’t just let music be music. What is Charity’s criteria for ‘enjoyable?’ If he agrees that it was an important album, why critique it by how ‘enjoyable’ it is, months later? What may make it enjoyable to many people could be the fact that it is Black-centered, incorporated elements of jazz and funk, and had substance. I think this article was published strictly to generate traffic to the blog through controversy. The bubble gum bullshit is never critiqued in this manner, only the positive music.

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