This new song was released off his upcoming mixtape entitled, Titties and Beer, set to drop on August 15, 2012. Make sure to follow him on Twitter @Tai_Katz
Bad Boys newest signee stopped by to share some bars with the L.A. Leakers. Watch the kid from Baltimore go for over 10 minutes.
I don’t think he is the best freestylist, I have heard but he is cool…make sure to follow L.A. LEAKERS on twitter @LALeakers
From the “Taylor Allderdice” mixtape coming soon…
You already know, being from LA I have to represent for the LAKERS!!!
LA Times reports — Pau Gasol, who struggled in the Lakers’ disappointing playoff run last season, says ‘this team is eager to come back and prove itself.’ <<<< chea BABY, that’s right we taking it this YEAR!!!
Pau Gasol met with Lakers coaches at the team’s training facility Wednesday, a precursor to the expected vote on the new collective bargaining agreement Thursday and the start of training camp Friday.
Ready, set, go?
Given how things unraveled for the Lakers last season in the playoffs, there remained a possibility that their All-Star forward would have to start fresh with another team.
“I guess after the way the season ended last year, it’s kind of expected,” Gasol said of hearing his name in trade rumors. “I’m looking forward to getting back on the floor and playing hard, playing my best, and I’m sure after that my name won’t be brought up.”
No one symbolized the Lakers’ playoff struggles more than Gasol, whose productivity dipped significantly during a postseason run that ended well short of the NBA Finals. Gasol said he reflected on his play during a more rewarding summer that included a title in the European Championships with Spain’s national team.
“You analyze what happened during, before and after and you take your conclusions and try to learn from all that,” Gasol said of his performance in the playoffs, when he averaged 13.1 points and shot 42%. “So you’re ready for that and hopefully from your individual point of view you’re able to be and perform at a different level.”
Even if the Lakers were unable to attract superstars Dwight Howard or Chris Paul via trade and their roster remained largely intact from last season, Gasol said, “We’re completely fine with that and we’ll go to war with the team that we end up having.”
The Lakers probably will not have Andrew Bynum for the first five games of the season pending the outcome of an appeal the center has filed in an attempt to reduce his league-imposed suspension for committing a flagrant foul on Dallas guard Jose Barea in the final game of last season’s Western Conference semifinals.
Bynum has not been told by the NBA whether his suspension might be reduced during a season that will be 19.5% shorter than usual. It’s been low on the priority list for obvious reasons, with the players and owners still hammering out the labor deal.
Bynum, who averaged 11.3 points and 9.4 rebounds last season, is scheduled to return to game action Jan. 1 at Denver.
Shouldering an extra workload when Bynum is sidelined is nothing new for Gasol, whose minutes experienced an uptick during the first 24 games of last season while Bynum was rehabbing a knee injury.
Of course, the Lakers didn’t have to open that season with back-to-back-to-back games. “It’s a tough way to start,” Gasol conceded, “but it’s going to set the tone. It will be a good test for us to see how we’re able to start and how is the team going to do from the get-go.”
Gasol said he had not seen the proposal for the labor deal that players were scheduled to vote on Thursday. “Everybody just takes for granted that everything is cool and we move forward, which everybody wants,” Gasol said, “but it’s funny there’s no specific information about it.”
Gasol indicated he didn’t think there was a chance the proposed agreement would be struck down, saying, “At this point everybody’s just ready to move on and accept really pretty much what’s on the table.”
The same could be true of the Lakers’ core, if it remains together. “I think this team is eager to come back and prove itself,” Gasol said. “It’s not like I spoke to every teammate, but that’s my sense.”
Big ups to my boy Tailahr aka X2C, a new & upcoming artist, based out of Los Angeles, California. he just released his new mixtape “California Freshman”. All beats are original & definite SWAG album for anyone who enjoys clubbing & real music overall. For more updates follow him on Twitter @X2Cmusic
I cannot even front I heard him this morning on BIG BOY’S NEIGHBORHOOD from POWER 106 LA & he went in on this track…Do you have BIEBER FEVER now, too?!?!? I don’t know there is speculation that it was WRITTEN & it’s not a FREESTYLE…either way all ya’ll HATERS are going to hate…if it ain’t something it’s everything LOL!!! So keep HATIN’ because he’s a cutie in my book!!!
LA Times reports — From the aging homages to Chicano history on the Eastside to Shepard Fairey’s towering “Peace Goddess” watching over downtown, Los Angeles has earned a reputation as the street mural capital of the world.
But for nearly a decade, much of this artwork has been done illicitly.
City ordinances make it illegal to create murals on the vast majority of private properties. Officials estimate that more than 300 murals have been painted over in the last several years, a fact that has frustrated artists as well as property owners who commission the murals.
“The mural capital of the world is no more,” said the artist Saber, who had a mural covered up by a city-contracted graffiti work crew earlier this year. “They buff beautiful pieces, harass property owners and threaten us like we are in street gangs.”
Responding to protests of artists like Saber as well as some celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Travis Barker, the Los Angeles City Council for the first time agreed this month to draft a new ordinance that would allow some murals.
Until now, city laws have equated murals with commercial signs, the legacy of lawsuits brought by billboard companies trying to preserve their right to place ads on businesses’ walls. The city views any mural on private property as commercial signage even if it’s purely artistic in nature.
City officials said they need to make a better distinction between art, which should be protected under the 1st Amendment, and commerce, which should be covered by the sign ordinance.
“This city has been astounding in international circles when it comes to how murals depict our history, depict our diversity, how we celebrate our music, our art, our food, our traditions,” said Councilman Ed Reyes. “And every neighborhood has a different way of interpreting their environment and the murals have an amazing way of capturing that.”
Over the years, some of Los Angeles’ most famous murals on public and private property have been destroyed.
Frank Romero, a noted muralist and pioneering Chicano painter, sued Caltrans for painting over a mural he created along the Hollywood Freeway in conjunction with the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 2008, muralist Kent Twitchell won a $1.1-million settlement against the U.S. government and others for painting over his portrait of fellow artist Ed Ruscha on a federally owned building in downtown Los Angeles.
This year, Valley Village resident Barbara Black painted over a 75-foot mural she commissioned from young artists after she was fined $360 by the Los Angeles Building and Safety Department and threatened with an additional $1,925 fine if it was not removed promptly.
Actress Julie Newmar said a mural she commissioned from Saber and other well-known street artists was removed from a building she owns on Fairfax Avenue without notice in April by overzealous graffiti-removal crews.
“People came from all over to photograph it,” she said, adding that she and the artists eventually pressured the company to restore the mural. “I was furious when city contractors broke onto the fenced property in April to buff over the beautiful mural. Shame on the city for allowing this kind of thing.”
For Saber, the temporary removal of his mural was a turning point. He blasted city leaders on Twitter, gathered more than 6,500 signatures on a petition to legalize murals and garnered celebrity support. He even took his fight to the skies over City Hall, recently hiring skywriters to leave a smoke trail of words demanding an end to the mural moratorium. “Art is not a crime,” one message read.
Saber said many artists are angry at law enforcement’s heavy-handed tactics in seeking to criminalize street art. Some artists have been detained, harassed and threatened with arrest, he said.
Some artists are taking their protest to the walls. One Traction Avenue mural titled “Heartship” shows an artist crouched in a fetal position facing a sea monster.
For years, Los Angeles was one of the world’s best street mural cities, with works such as Judith Baca’s “Great Wall of Los Angeles” painted in the late 1970s in Valley Glen and “America Tropical” by Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros painted on Olvera Street in 1932.
There are more than 1,600 documented murals across the city, with 507 on private property — and thousands more that aren’t on the books, city planner Tanner Blackman said.