Friday, November 26, 2010

New Wiz

As I was surfing the Internet I stumbled across new music by Pittsburgh Rapper Wiz Khalifa and I thought you should here. Enjoy!

"Star of The Show"
Wiz Khalifa - Star of the Show by Hypetrak

"Real Estate"

Wiz khalifa - Real Estate by Hypetrak

Kanye's first post- Album Move

During the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Kanye West had the pleasure of being hailed by his favorite talk show, Matt Lauer of The Today Show.

West presented “Lost In The World” off of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to the crowd atop the New York Daily News float.

Check out his first move since his album dropping.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Juice: Powerful even in a one man act

One of the greatest break through movies for an actor was Juice. The major production catapulted Tupac's ability as an actor, but also opened up the movie business for music artist. If you aren't aware of the movie you should be! Juice showed how power can destroy friendships but also break people. Their are not many people that will tell you Juice was a poor movie. It literally changed my mind and perspective of friendship.

Now to the topic at hand. As you may know, I love to show off talent that presents its-self to me and I have found something serious. Imagine your favorite movie, now think of someone coming in and reproducing it in less than two or three minutes, at a low production level and still giving you the same impression. Well I have found someone who has managed to do that. Now Juice is not my favorite movie but it still moved me to see this reproduction of this famous scene.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Se-Pa-Rate: A NOCCA production

The talented students at NOCCA held a student directed show case. The students created their individual pieces, which had some sort of connection to their on personal life. The play addressed segregation as whole. Not only race but also sexuality, security, and stereotypes. Coming into the play I was a little shady of what I was about to encounter. I asked my fellow classmate and cast member Tim Bellow what it was about and he told me it was about the different types of segregation and how they have to be addressed to be changed.

The play was really impressive. I have a lot of respect for the cast because of how well they worked with each other. Also because they had to put themselves in someone Else's personal story. A big plus of the play was the ability to relate my life to many of the stories. Now while I'm not Gay or uncomfortable with my skin, I am still vulnerable to being segregated. This reality was presented beautifully within the show case.

So now the gritty critique. First of all the play should of been longer and the individual pieces should have gone deeper into context. The play cut off at a point where the climax was expected in my eyes. As for the deeper dive into the meaning of the pieces, I feel that each one could of been extended further to be assured that viewers understand what they symbolize. During the Q & A session a few viewers request a brief analysis of a certain piece.

Overall the play was great and for a very fair price. I urge everyone to attend and enjoy like I did. There are two more shows this weekend(Friday,Saturday) at 7:30 at NOCCA.


Messy Mya's celebration of life

The family of Anthony Barre, along with Bounce Nation, a New Orleans-based nonprofit organization, bounce artists Sissy Nobby, Big Freedia and Crowd Mova Crystal as well as community activist Sess 4-5, will be holding a public rally/candlelight vigil this Friday at Nuthin’ But Fire Records to celebrate the life of Anthony Barre (December 15, 1987-November 14, 2010) known as Messy Mya.

As Messy Mya, Barre was a well-known New Orleans bounce artist, comedian and Internet video star. The 22-year-old was known for his razor sharp comedy routines and his YouTube videos, numbering more than 100, which have attracted more than a million hits worldwide.

Barre was gunned down at a block party after leaving his girlfriend’s baby shower on Sunday, November, 14. News of his tragic death traveled within minutes as onlookers snapped pictures of him lying bleeding on the ground. These horrific images were shared online on sites like Twitter and Facebook. Celebrities such as Kimora Lee-Simmons, Nicki Minaj and Chris Ocho Cinco have spoken out on Twitter about the New Orleans native’s murder and the callous, disrespectful manner the gruesome pictures were circulated in cyberspace.

“I don’t want my brother’s death to be just another unsolved homicide in New Orleans. Hundreds of people were at that party so I know somebody saw who killed him and what happened,” said his sister, Anjelle Barre, who will be speaking at the rally. “He was a talented person and loved by many. He was about to become a father. Enough is enough. Please stand with the Barre family in speaking out against my brother’s death and senseless violence.”

The Barre family is asking that everyone in attendance wear black. For more information, call 256-2400.

The vigil will be this Friday, at 4:00pm, at Nuthin’ But Fire Records, 1840 N. Claiborne.

This info was trasnferred from completely. This is just to spread the word.


Dig on: Diggy Simmons new track "Shook one"

Rev Run offspring at its best! Check it out!

Diggy Simmons- {Shook Ones Freestyle} from philthegod. on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Freshiest Cypher

Do you think this should have gone on the B.E.T. Cypher?? HMMM

What a Quaterback would do for his team.

Besides getting crushed by 300 pound line men, pressures by thousands of people, and risking your job on every play, Quarter Backs may still have to prove to their teammates that they can be trusted and be friends. There are countless things that footballers do for fun but also trust. This is just one of them.

Mordern Jamz: Cee Lo Green

The music market is made up of thousands of artist. Of all the singers and rappers, when they produce music, it's usually similar to whats hot in the genre. For example when auto tune was first used, everyone fell in love with it and used it excessively. Music artist always fine new foundations in the mood and tone of their songs. Not too often do u here an artist dip back into the pass for more than a song. Well Cee Lo Green has. He has put out a few songs with a older generation vibe. So I want to present to of his songs that I feel are pretty nice.

Cause and Effect

When given an assignment that requires me to choose my own topic normally my stress levels would drop because I can decide anything I’m interested in. It’s kind of crazy how I came to this conclusion but my Cause and Effect is because I was thinking about the horrible state my country is in. The cause is the election of George W. Bush Jr. and the effect is the horrible state we are in now. Of all the bad things that happen there are two main effects I want to focus on. The first is the downfall of our economy.
By the end of former president Clinton’s term, the United States had a surplus of money and was stable. Once Bush got into office the fate of the United States changed. On September 11, 2001 the country was attacked by terrorist. As a result the U.S. went to war. Skipping the obvious, the war so far has cost us $1,105,632,500,000 and counting. The majority of this money is not because we went but because when Bush didn’t have a legitimate reason to pull out, he just stayed in. that pity pride game has cost this nation a lot. This decision made everything worse.
The country was losing money from every sector of business. The biggest banks began to bail out. The stock market saw its largest drop in points, in history. Car manufactures were then force to lay off thousands of workers causing a large influx of unemployed people claiming money from the government. Eventually the small businesses became affected because banks were asking for early loan returns and these small businesses could not pay. If that wasn’t bad enough, the nation then saw the rise of gas prices by sky rocketing numbers. It seems like a lot of effects and well it is!
The war was not the only action that Bush was involved in that hurt the country. On a more local scale to Louisiana many say Bush had a little to do with the just the risk of a Gulf oil spill. Stated by “Decisions dating to the start of Bush’s administration played a role in the BP spill, the worst in U.S. history, Stupak said at the hearing examining the April 20 explosion on a drilling rig leased by BP. Congressional investigators said the Interior Department under Bush offered incentives for drillers without imposing safety standards.” Bush found large interest in off-shore drilling because of the money it brought in. At the cost of the gulf he made sure regulations stayed relaxed so that drilling wouldn’t halt and hinder cash flow. The major cause of this careless action was the spilling of 207,143,939 gallons of oil being dumped in the gulf. The largest spill in the world was connected to George W. Bush Jr...
Between the years of 2001-2009 the biggest problems can be accredited to Former president Bush. Just because this whole essay is about his negative effects on the country, do not think this is to talk bad about him. As a Cause and Effect essay I saw that this topic had one of the worst effects any country had ever seen. The war he initiated as a result of being attack resulted in the worse recession anyone could’ve imagined for a super power. To add on that his little control on off-shore drilling turned into the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico. That was his Cause and I have shown his Effects.

-J.Washington via D.Cole

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lebron Family Fued is not over!

As we all know Lebron left Clevland on a bad note. Who would've know it could have resulted like this? Check it out.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tune into Teens!

Yesterday I woke up rather early and I was doing my facebook thing(stalking) when I saw a status saying "Tune into Teens this morning from 10:00 to 11:00. The radio show was broadcasted on WBOK, a station I'm very familiar with. So I tuned in, and opened up my mind to a discussion moderated by Teens. The topic of the show was "What is the difference between being Racist and being Prejudice?" They came up with a lot of valid points. One person mentioned that Racism is the isolation of a Race and I really liked that description of the word. Now to all, racism is pretty well defined but Prejudice is often analysed idea. What is prejudice? Now from what I heard on Tune into Teens I felt that they were straying from the actual meaning of prejudice. Their meanings were all unique but ran along the same line that prejudice is stereotyping but I do not believe this to be true. To me prejudice is the discrimination of someone because of a trait that is known. Stereotype is what you expect of a person based on appearance or personality. Anyway I was mainly doing this post to get the word out about Tune into Teens. This is a very good outlet for teens especially. It was very easy to call in and the talk about the issue. I ask that you tune in and listen up. It is a very informative show. You can catch it from 10:00 to 11:00 on Sat. on 1230 AM.