This is a proud day for the gay community!!! I couldn’t be happier & am most definitely proud to say that I support SAME SEX marriage. Who am I to say who a person can and cannot love? LOVE is blind, it doesn’t see color nor does it see sex gender…all it knows is what the heart feels! Congrats on a tremendous victory to all!
LA Times reports — WASHINGTON – With a victory in the Supreme Court now behind them, backers of same-sex marriage declared a new goal Monday – a five-year campaign to strike down the laws in the remaining states that prohibit such unions.
The legal trail that led from the passage of Proposition 8 to its invalidation took five years, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, told a cheering group of supporters massed on the sidewalk outside the Supreme Court Wednesday.
“Within five years, we will bring marriage equality to all 50 states,” he pledged.
Achieving that goal would require a return trip to the Supreme Court. First, however, the campaign will unfold in legislatures and ballot initiatives, said Evan Wolfson, head of Freedom to Marry and a leading strategist in the marriage-equality campaign. Gay rights groups hope that if enough states adopt laws allowing same-sex marriages, the Supreme Court will be willing to overturn the remaining statutes, much as it did in 1967 when it struck down laws that banned inter-racial marriages. FULL STORY
Peace world I go by R.O. & I’m an M.C. from Poughkeepsie, NY currently living in Charlotte, NC. My music has it’s own sound because it’s a true reflection of who I am, my thoughts & experiences. I love music and the form of expression through songs.
My boy, DJ HABIT aka HABITAT, which I know from back in the day…and the main reason I respect DEE JAY’S as a matter of fact made this mix of the great ODB (Ol’ Dirty Bastard). I cannot tell you what a HUGE impact Wu-Tang had on my taste of music. ODB was & still is one of my favorites from the Clan, because he had no filter. He would say some way out shit but it was real & till this day there has been NO other rapper in my opinion that even comes close to him. His style/technique was his & he crafted it to perfection. A lot of cats these days seem to forget that WU-TANG is a huge part of the foundation HIP HOP derived from. For those of you who don’t know who ODB is here is are some bullet point facts about the great late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Born, Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004) an American rapper, occasional producer and native from New York, who went by the stage name Ol’ Dirty Bastard, ODB, Ason Unique, Osirus, Rainman, Big Baby Jesus and Dirt McGirt.. ODB was one of the founding members of the infamous hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan. He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group primarily from Staten Island, New York that first rose to mainstream prominence with their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
After establishing the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard went on to pursue a successful solo career.However, his professional success was hampered by frequent legal troubles, including incarceration. He died in late 2004 of a drug overdose, two days before his 36th birthday. Prior to his death, Ol’ Dirty Bastard managed to record his third solo album, which has been repeatedly delayed and as of 2013 has not been released. Jones was often noted for his trademark microphone techniques and his “outrageously profane, free-associative rhymes delivered in a distinctive half-rapped, half-sung style”.His stage name was derived from a childhood nickname given by RZA, the relevance of which was articulated by Method Man’s statement that there was “no father to his style”. (source Wikipedia)
“Bitch, don’t talk about bitches I’m fucking them Please no fat bitches I’m fucking slim Unless it’s one of those nights I’m stroking my shit”
“I gets psycho killer Norman Bates!”
“I teach the truth to the youth. I say ‘Hey youth, here’s the truth: better start wearing bullet-proof’”
Since his break up with Karrueche Tran, the blogs & gossip columns are going bananas. I have read everything from Chris Brown giving Tran a lump sum of money to her & Rihanna talking things out. In this video, he clearly states that he is in LOVE with TWO WOMEN. He doesn’t want to hurt either or, was this a ploy for attention or was it to weaken the criticism from outsiders? He & Rihanna have been seeing together recently, is it safe to say they NEVER stop having relations?
What are your thoughts? I personally think these two really & truly love each other. People make mistakes & Chris made a HUGE ONE, but that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t learned from it. I cannot judge anyone because it is NOT my place, whatever it is between the two I wish them the best. I LOVED them together, I feel like the two of them are made for each other.
Tran I am sure you are nice & a good woman, but I am team RIRI!!!
For Terrance Williams (“Stress Dollaz”), music has been his passion. At an early age, Stress was exposed to numerous influences that have help stimulate his style; these influences include his roots in the Bronx his uncles, the renowned Mob Terror (aka Live Poets) and listening to old school rap, Jazz, and R & B with his mother. Hailing from the gritty streets of New York has refused to compromise his style for an industry trend.
In an industry that has evolved so drastically over the years, there’s one artist in particular who has
remained consistent while resisting the industry trends. Often times, these trends have sacrificed an artist’s originality, leading to a trendy commercial formula.
This musical prodigy has evolved in becoming one of the greatest underground artists to date. As a child, his uncles taught him that there was more involved in perfecting a formless art than meets the eye. He was also taught to be knowledgeable in all aspects of the music industry in order to succeed.
Stress began mixing his own melodies with an antique Yamaha keyboard, a saxophone, and a trumpet proving that this was not just a phase but a potential way of life for him. After his family realized the intensity of his desire and love for music, they invested in his first mixing board and microphone. With these essential tools within his reach, Stress would begin to produce tracks for several local artists throughout the years.
While doing so, Stress began to gain experience while touring as he learned first on a first hand basis what it took to become a successful performer. Even with this small glimpse of lime light, Stress was able to dig deeper into the foundation of the music business. With seeing what was needed to thrive in the business, Stress became more versatile as an artist which enabled him to because to perform at the drop of a hat while maintaining his unique charisma.
As an artist, Stress developed the ability of being a the proverbial “streetwise rapper” to a conscious lyricist without losing his audience’s attention or his core fan base as illustrated on his debut album “Who Am I?” With of his release of this album, Stress was able to sell an unprecedented 10,000 copies without the help of national distribution, retail management, and in-store support.
Impressing the likes of many fans, Stress also earned the opportunity to open up for artist such as Joe Buddens as well as been featured on a 2006 Tape Master’s Inc. mix tape and various DIPSET TALIBAN mixtapes and 100‘s of other features. Even though as accomplishing as this seems for
an artist such as stress, nothing is as exciting as being nominated in the category of “Most Original Solo Artist” at the 4th Annual Underground Music Awards.
Upon this recognition, many inquired more about Stress as he’s made appearances at Howard University’s charity event to several underground clubs throughout the east coast. With this debut success as an artist, Stress spawned his sophomore album, ‘Patience is a Virtue’, which exemplified a vintage freestyle techniques Stress had acquired earlier in his career. “I want to give a new meaning to the definition of ‘a diamond in the rough,’ he said while also stating, “Showing what it takes to maintain a career without sacrificing your artistic integrity.”
Stress also will be the first to admit, “I’d rather be known as an overachiever that takes creative risks than someone that follows the same lines as everyone else does.” In 2010 Stress Dollaz formed a label Rotten Apple Entertainment not only a artist but also a superb business man giving opportunities to new fresh artist on the come up.
Expect a more diverse project from Stress in the future with a strong machine behind him and his
impecable hustle and grind Stress is a force to be reckoned with.
Nas has been one of my most favorite rappers since I started listening to hip-hop…which now feels like ions ago. Let’s just say 10+ years ago!!! I might have to make it to ROCK THE BELLS this year, I haven’t been in about 4 years but NAS is performing & it’s well worth the HEAT!!!
Nas is embarking on an 11 date European Promo Tour starting in Manchester, UK on June 25th! We hope to see all of our European Street Desciples out there on the road. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to dates on this tour, make sure you check out the dates below.
June 9 – Detroit, MI – Chene Riverfront Park Amphitheater
June 25 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
June 26 – Edinburgh – Picturehouse
June 28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
June 29 – Brussels, Belgium – Couleur Café Festival
June 30 – Frankfurt, Germany – 100 Yards Bloc Party
July 1 – Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
July 3 – Paris, France – Bataclan
July 4 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage Werk
July 5 – Novalja, Croatia – Fresh Island Festival
July 6 – Grafenhainichen – Splash Festival
July 7 – Frauenfeld, Switzerland – Openair Frauenfeld
July 19 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Twilight
August 19 – San Bernardino, California – National Orange Show Complex (ROCK THE BELLS)
August 25 – Somerset, Wisconsin – Somerset Amphitheatre
August 26 – Mountain View, California – Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 2 – Holmdel, New Jersey – PNC Bank Arts Center
2. Aint New To This - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Dex (Produced by iBlais)
3. Died - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by ArkStudios/8deuceRecords)
4. Thinking about You – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Gloria Essence (Produced by iBlais)
5. European Customs – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by iBlais)
6. Say Yeah - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by weirdbeats)
7. You Accuse Me Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Enrichment)
8. Spending Paper – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Basiq (Produced By iBlais)
9. Kingz County - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by SV)
10. Thou Shall Not Fall – Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz FT. Stray Poem (Produced by Ark studios/WeirdBeats)
11. Boss - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Dollars)
12. Last Try - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Dollars)
13. Fuel - Lyfetyme X Hookmastaz (Produced by Tragic)
Devil’s Playground, is a collaborative LP, by Brooklyn’s own Lyfetyme & Hookmastaz. These two remarkable emcees take you on a journey of their experiences, trails & tribulations, as well as some good times they experienced growing up in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
Surrounded by drugs, violence & other vices that griped Brooklyn in the 80s & 90s, the Brooklyn natives decided to entitle the LP a very fitting name for the sign of the times, “Devil’s Playground”.
Make sure to follow them on Twitter @LYFETYMENYC@LYFETYMEPROMO@THEHOOKMASTAZ & for booking information, collaborations, interviews, events etc with either artist please email them at email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
LA Times reports — The Brooklyn Nets have arrived to give the people of the borough their first sports franchise since the Dodgers came to L.A. more than half a century ago.
So when the Nets unveiled their new colors and logo Monday, it was a joyous occasion. But that didn’t stop Bruce Ratner, the real estate developer and minority owner who was the catalyst behind the team’s relocation, from getting one last dig in at the family that moved the Dodgers out of Brooklyn in 1957.
“Ladies and gentleman, the curse of O’Malley is officially over today,” Ratner proclaimed during a ceremony at a sporting goods store across the street from the soon-to-be-finished Barclays Center, where the Nets will play their home games starting next season, after 35 years in New Jersey.
It’s a new beginning for the sports-deprived fans of Brooklyn. Hopefully, it also will be a fresh start for a franchise that has suffered a dramatic fall in recent years. It’s hard to believe that it has only been a decade since the first of back-to-back NBA Finals appearances by the Nets, and that they made the last of their six straight trips to the playoffs just five years ago.
They just got so bad so fast, bottoming out with a 12-70 record in 2009-10, that everyone seems ready to move on. Along with their new name and location, the Nets are abandoning their red, white and blue look, switching to black and white as their primary colors.
The new shield logo — which has “Nets” printed above a basketball with a block “B” on it — was designed by minority owner Jay-Z and inspired by New York City Transit Authority subway signs from 1957. And we all know the significance of that year.
So if the new logo symbolizes a return to the glory years for Brooklyn sports fans, one can only hope that all of the change can also bring about a return to glory for the team as well.
“Hopefully, around this time next year you guys will be at our press conference for the 2013 playoffs,” Nets Coach Avery Johnson told reporters at Monday’s unveiling.