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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Bobby V "Blu Kolla Anthem" feat T Petey, Joni Cruz, & Brolic

Meek Mill Freestyle On The Angie Martinez Show W/Dj Enuff! (Over Rick Ross's "Schemin")


Drake Says He Won't Respond To Common's Diss Because He Believes The Chicago MC Used Him Just To Sell His Album

It looks like the Common vs. Drake beef is officially over.

When Common spoke to Rolling Stone last week he told them that he wasn't going to fire any more shots if Drake didn't respond to his "Stay Schemin" diss.

"I feel like I said what I had to say, and I'm just going to let it be at that point," he said at the time. "Now, if something else happens, then I'll just have to act accordingly. But right now, I feel like, man, I said what I needed to say about this situation on record."

Now Drake has gone on record saying he won't respond because he feels like Common was only using him to promote his album.

"Despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a hip hop moment or a battle for the sake of musical integrity," Drake told Nah Right in a new interview. "It’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album. More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story."

MANN - Gold Herringbone [Official Music Video]

Busta Rhymes "Why Stop Now ft. Chris Brown" Official Music Video

Freddie Gibbs Partners With LRG For 'Education Through Imagination' Campaign

{Education Through Imagination} Freddie Gibbs from LRG on Vimeo.

Big Boi "The Crown Life" Europe

Chevy Woods - In Living Color Ep. 6 Toledo OH

Rocko x Future x T.I. x Jeezy x Phillipe Miami

BetaRaz 2012 DMV Divas DVD Trailer

URL Presents: Big T vs Tsunami Surf Trailer


Along with ‘Family Feud,’ Steve Harvey is set to takeover daytime TV with a new show. The funnyman will soon debut ‘Steve Harvey,’ a new hilarious talk show.

“I want to do a daytime show that is inspirational, uplifting and insightful. Then, the twist I’m going to put on it is that, in the middle of the day, it’s going to be funny,” he told

Harvey’s show debuts this fall in select regions and is described as “one part Oprah, one part Carol Burnett, one part Conan and maybe even one part “American Idol.”

“It will involve singers and … it will be entertaining and inspirational. People love to see someone given a shot to see what they do with it,” said Harvey. “Having a talk show has been on my bucket list for years. It just never came to fruition. Finally, this year it is coming true. So, unknowingly, all my appearances on shows like Oprah and Good Morning America were laying the groundwork for me to go to daytime TV. I feel that now I am seasoned, so I’m ready to go.”

Congrats, Mr. Harvey!

The Help Scores BIG at SAG Awards!

Prodigy Says He Believes In God & Mobb Deep Fans Were Hating When They Got Signed w/ G-Unit

SK Eradicating Hunger

Director J.Jesses Smith Talks About Directing All of 50 Cent's Music Videos Off "The Big 10"

Young Buck & Starlito - ''Touch The Ceilings'' (Video Shoot)

FreeWay In Da Studio (Forbez Finest South)

Erick Sermon "WHAT HAPPENED" In Studio Performance wit/ DJKay Slay

Behind The Scenes of Teyana Taylor & Wale's “Make Your Move”

Behind The Scenes of Make Your Move from CLCTVE™ on Vimeo.


YG feat. Meek Mill- I'm A Thug (Behind The Scenes)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Where is AL'MAZE? visual EP...

College Course On Beyoncé Offered At Rutgers University

Students at Rutgers University will soon be able to select a course to study the career arc and impact of one of R&B's, and Pop's, most popular divas of all time in Beyoncé. Just over a month after Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson created a sociology course crafted around studying the cultural significance of Jay-Z, the Brooklyn bomber's wife will also get a course at the New Jersey college with the dubious title “Politicizing Beyoncé.”

Offered by the university's Department of Women's and Gender Studies, doctoral student and lecturer Kevin Allred was clear to distinguish that the title of the course isn't meant to be misleading, “This isn't a course about Beyoncé's political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama's inauguration weekend,” said Allred to Rutgers' school paper Focus.

“She certainly pushes boundaries. While other artists are simply releasing music, she's creating a grand narrative around her life, her career, and her persona,” continued Allred. “It's important to shift students away from simply being consumers of media toward thinking more critically about what they're engaging on a regular basis.”

While Beyoncé has undoubtedly empowered large groups of women with many of her big-voiced anthems, Allred realizes he's approaching the course as a complete outsider. “Of course, there are people who'll say, ‘You're not black. You're not a woman,'” says Allred of his academic focus. “It's something I'm always questioning and staying aware of so as not to overstep any bounds or make any claims for a group that I don't belong to.”


Behind The Scenes: Busta Rhymes (Feat. Chris Brown) - Why Stop Now


International superstar Rihanna is set to join the Sky Living family.

In her first ever television project, she’ll be executive-producing and appearing in an original and hugely ambitious new fashion series exclusively for Sky Living HD.

Synonymous with cutting-edge style, the ‘We Found Love’ singer is searching Britain for the next generation of raw, undiscovered designer talent and has hand-picked Girls Aloud starNicola Roberts to head up the challenge for her.

The show will celebrate the extraordinary talent and creativity of the British fashion scene. With Rihanna, a fashion icon herself, and Nicola, who created her own Dainty Doll make-up range, at the helm, the show will recognise the increasing influence popstars have on mainstream trends.

With her world-class reputation and passion for style, Rihanna is perfectly placed to find an aspiring designer worthy of the chance to break into the hugely competitive world of fashion. Tasking Nicola with fronting the search, Rihanna will be heavily responsible for casting and will be involved in editing post-production.

Rihanna – who has sold 20 million albums – will be hands on as the programme showcases Britain’s most promising fashion designers. Over 10 weeks the unknown designers will be challenged by Rihanna and Nicola to create outfits for a string of musicians and celebrities.

The final challenge and ultimate task for the winner will be to design a unique stage outfit for Rihanna’s Wireless performance in Hyde Park in July 2012. The chance to dress one of the world’s most famous women for an event that will attract worldwide coverage is the perfect springboard for the aspiring designer’s future fashion career.

Source: Sky Living

SAG Award Preps w/ Regina King

Slim Dunkin Ft. Waka Flocka, Alley Boy & Trouble - R.I.P. (Official Video)

Parlya Starr - AH Real One (Official Music Video)

Big Fendi, The Man Who Launched Nicki Minaj's Career Goes In On Her, Gravy & More [2012 New]

Nas Hands Out Medals At The 16th Annual X Games, Performs 'Nasty' [Video]


XV - XtotheVlog Ep. 2 - "Rock Chalk"

Yung Berg - Had It All (feat. Mia Rey)

Frenchie ft. Chinx Drugz - Brick Squad Coke Boys (Documentary)

Reesa Renee performs on Fox 5 Morning News

"Stay Scheming" by @VEDO_XIBLEADMIC & TOPDOLLA SWEIZY [Official Music Video]


Friday, January 27, 2012

Cato June named Anacostia football coach

Cato June, the 1997 All-Met Defensive Player of the Year at Anacostia and former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker, is Anacostia’s new football coach, Athletic Director Walter Bond said.

June replaces Terry Dixon, who was fired after two seasons, Bond said. Under Dixon, who took over for longtime coach Willie Stewart, the Indians compiled a 1-17 record. Anacostia finished last in the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association this fall with a 0-8 overall record, including a forfeit for its role in a fight that ended its Oct. 22 game against McKinley.

June was the team’s defensive coordinator this fall and currently serves as the school’s athletic administrator, Bond said.

“It feels great,” June said. “Being able to kind of start again where everything all started in a sense and being able to take things that I’ve learned in my career and affect change in a positive way. It’s one thing to give money and give speeches, but it’s different to be part of the day-to-day operations.”

June starred as a running back and defensive back at Anacostia from 1995 to 1997, and was also a standout student. He played safety at Michigan and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons with Colts, earning a Pro Bowl selection in 2005, and then two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. June appeared in a game for the Chicago Bears in 2009, his last season in the NFL.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to snap up a guy that knows the area and can relate to the kids here and knows what it’s like for them,” Bond said. “And he has the knowledge of the game and I see it already in the planning for the season.”

June said his offensive coordinator will be Walter Cross, the 1997 All-Met Offensive Player of the Year and fellow Michigan player, who held the same position at Potomac (Md.) this fall. June also said Stewart will also help with some coaching.

Lil Wayne – Mirror (Feat. Bruno Mars)


David Guetta - Turn Me On [Teaser] ft. Nicki Minaj

Ke$ha (Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Andre 3000, T.I & Lil Wayne) - Sleazy Remix 2.0 [UnOfficial]

Scrilla Feat. Young Jeezy - I Ball, I Stunt (Official Video)

Maino (Feat. Push! Montana) - Last Of The Mohicans [Official Video]

Kirko Bangz - Touch The Sky (Official Video)

ScHoolboy Q – NigHtmare On Figg St. [Video]

Amar'e Stoudemire's Last Day at Foot Locker

'REDCAFE' "shakedown houseparty" S/O to (meek mill)

Gucci Mane - North Pole (Official Video)

Bow Wow Speaks To The Breakfast Club About His "F*ck It" List

Lyriciss - Get It & Go (Official Music Video)


Apparently enough water has flowed under the bridge for Barbara Walters and Star Jones to reunite for a day.

“The View” announced on Wednesday that Jones will appear on the daytime talk show on Feb. 22 to promote an awareness campaign about heart disease among women.

Walters and Jones had a falling out in 2006 when Jones, one of the five original co-hosts of the daytime chat show, exited “The View.” ABC decided not to renew her contract and Jones took Walters by surprise by announcing on June 27 that she would be leaving the show.

That exit came more quickly than expected. Walters wouldn’t allow her back the next day.

Walters later said that Jones had compelled her co-hosts to lie for her by not revealing that Jones had undergone gastric bypass surgery while on “The View.” Jones took her own shots, criticizing Walters for writing an autobiography that revealed details of an affair.

The women later had something serious in common. Both underwent open heart surgery to repair faulty heart valves within two months of each other in 2010.

Jones is coming back to the show to discuss her involvement in the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” public information campaign. Women are asked to wear red on Feb. 3 to support heart patients.

EXCLUSIVE! HH On The Set Of 'Think Like A Man'!

Justin Beiber, Chris Tucker, Celebrate MJ Hand & Footprint Ceremony

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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HABAGACHI & Gudda Musik Presents
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Muve Music Sessions: J. Cole Commentary, Episode 1

Muve Music Sessions: J. Cole Commentary, Episode 2

Muve Music Sessions: J. Cole Commentary, Episode 3

Saigon - HUNGRY (Official Video)


French Montana Says He's First Artist On Bad Boy To Keep Publishing

French Montana raised plenty of eyebrows when he signed to Bad Boy Records. But according to the self-proclaimed Talk of New York, rolling with Bad Boy was a no brainer despite the label's well documented track record of disgruntled artists. Speaking to Real Talk NY, the Bronx rapper said he had his bases covered when it came to negotiating his contract.

“I find it kind of weird; how can somebody jerk you and they give you the paperwork for your lawyer to see,” said French. “It's not like they tricking you. It's not like them words get up in the middle of the night and change onthe contract. You just gotta get the best lawyers. Of course Puff going to have the best lawyers. So you need to get the best lawyers and make sure it works for you.”

Apparently, Fench's lawyers finagled new ground when it comes to artists on the Bad Boy Records roster.

“I think I'm the first person, and I ain't tell this to nobody, only y'all, I'm the first person in the whole history of Bad Boy not to sign my publishing to Bad Boy or Puff," he revealed. "Ya know, everything I asked for Puff kept his word.”

Thoughts Arizen & Ariano "This Ain't Living"

Saigon Freestyles On MTV 'RapFix Live' [Video]

Baack Obama In: State of the Union Speech In Full

Marky - "The Motto (Freestyle)" OFFICIAL VIDEO

Yung Joc Gives Financial Advice for New Artists

Spike Lee's full Q&A at Premiere of "Red Hook Summer" (HD) @ Sundance Festival on 1-22-2012

Elle Varner Interview with Gowhere Hip Hop

The Rangers - Why.You.Mad? (Official Music Video) @ThemPRangers

Trav feat. Serius Jones - Come Play

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ace Hood ft. Rick Ross - Realest Livin (Official Video)

Tyler Perry...."How to be Successful"

Whoo Kid's Untold Stories - Is He or Is He Not The Cause of Kanye West's Car Accident? [Chapter 4]

Iggy Azalea Talks About "Pu$$y", Kreayshawn Comparisons & Being Star Strucked Meeting 50

40 Glocc - The Truth Hurts Feat: Truth Hurts N.W.A. Instores Now



Mixtape Trailer - I AM WHO I AM: The Album Before The Album

Frenchie ft Greedy, BakeryBrad & ZoeBalla "Teach You"

Top New: Jay-Z is the new ambassador of Duracell

NORE "The Juicer"

Top Fashion: Lil Wayne launches his new brand "Trukfit"

Waka Flocka Launches Anti Bullying Campaign

Neako - LVLPSATREE Video


Kali Kash feat E-40 "she got cake"

¡MAYDAY! - Take Me To Your Leader (Trailer)

Bossip Talks Drake Beef With Common

Kelly Rowland – Keep It Between Us

Kelly Rowland - "Keep It Between Us" from Kelly Rowland on Vimeo.

2 Chainz Tells Us Why He Rocks Louis Vuittons & Not Jordans (SneakerWatch)

Capone Names Wackest Rappers in Hip-Hop

St. Laz & Opium Feat. Jadakiss - Swag on Pluto- (Official video 2012)


Yung Berg Feat. Mia Rey - Had It All (Official Video)

Can Black People Swim?: GGN Season 3 Ep. 1

Fat Joe "So Fly" (feat. Arland)

Q-Tip Gets Swabbed & Discovers His African Roots

JR Writer "FREESTYLE" At Shady 45 wit/ DJKaySlay

The White House Band - Have It All f. Gangstagrass [Prod. By David E Beats]

Rihanna - You Da One - Dance Remix (featuring Qwote)

Stay Schemin video (EXCLUSIVE) (BK RMX)

Oh Gee La Freestyle w/ Lola Monroe and Juicy J

Dark Girls Documentary Trailer

Tea Party Groups In Tennessee Demand Textbooks Overlook U.S. Founder's Slave-Owning History

A little more than a year after the conservative-led state board of education in Texas approved massive changes to its school textbooks to put slavery in a more positive light, a group of Tea Party activists in Tennessee has renewed its push to whitewash school textbooks. The group is seeking to remove references to slavery and mentions of the country's founders being slave owners.

According to reports, Hal Rounds, the Fayette County attorney and spokesman for the group, said during a recent news conference that there has been "an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another."

"The thing we need to focus on about the founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn't existed, to everybody -- not all equally instantly -- and it was their progress that we need to look at," Rounds said, according to The Commercial Appeal.

During the news conference more than two dozen Tea Party activists handed out material that said, "Neglect and outright ill will have distorted the teaching of the history and character of the United States. We seek to compel the teaching of students in Tennessee the truth regarding the history of our nation and the nature of its government."

And that further teaching would also include that "the Constitution created a Republic, not a Democracy."

The group demanded, as they had in January of last year, that Tennessee lawmakers change state laws governing school curricula. The group called for textbook selection criteria to include: "No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership."

The latest push comes a year after the Texas Board of Education approved revisions to its social studies curriculum that would put a conservative twist on history through revised textbooks and teaching standards.

The Texas revisions include the exploration of the positive aspects of American slavery, lifting the stature of Jefferson S. Davis to that of Abraham Lincoln, and amendments to teach the value of the separation of church and state were voted down by the conservative cadre. Among other controversial amendments that have been approved is the study of the "unintended consequences" of affirmative action.

The board approved more than 100 amendments affecting social studies, economics and history classes for Texas's 4.8 million students.

The influence of the amended textbooks will likely reach far beyond the state of Texas. The state is one of the largest purchasers of textbooks, and many other states adopt Texas's books and standards.

The curriculum changes were pushed through by a majority bloc of conservative Republicans on the Texas school board, who have said the changes were made to add balance to what they believe was a left-leaning and already-skewed reflection of American history.

"There is some method to the madness besides vindicating white privilege and making white students feel as though they are superior and privileged and that that it is the natural order of things," Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas State NAACP, told The Crisis magazine last year about this time. "The agenda being pushed and the ultimate impact intended is to make young people automatically identify with one political party."

A number of groups, including the NAACP, the Texas League of United Latin American Citizens and the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education have joined forces to beat back the measures, which they said would have a negative impact on minority children.

The groups sought a federal review of the state's public education and have raised claims that the Texas State Board of Education has violated federal civil rights laws. In a formal complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education, the groups charge that the new curriculum was devised to "discriminate."

The measures went as far as to replace instances of the trans-Atlantic slave trade with "Atlantic triangular trade."

"It is going to be extremely psychologically harmful to African-American young people because they are marginalized in the curriculum," Bledsoe said. "It will require them to be taught things such as the benevolence of slavery and the problems with affirmative action rather than the good and the bad."

"They voted down a motion that requires students to be taught about the terrorism brought about by the Ku Klux Klan and what they did to ethnic and racial minorities, but they turn around and pass a provision that requires the teaching of the violence of the Black Panther Party."

Mass. dentist admits doing paper clip rootcanals

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A former dentist has pleaded guilty toMedicaid fraud for using sections of paper clips instead of stainless steelposts in root canals in an effort to save money.

MichaelClair, who had a practice in Fall River, is scheduled to be sentenced next week. Hepleaded guilty Friday to defrauding Medicaid of $130,000, assault and battery,illegally prescribing prescription drugs and witness intimidation charges.

Someof Clair's patients reported infections after he performed root canals on them,said Grant Woodman, a spokesman for state Attorney General Martha Coakley,whose office prosecuted Clair.

Prosecutorssay Clair was suspended by Medicaid in 2002 but continued filing by using thenames of other dentists in his practice.

Clair'slicense to practice dentistry was suspended in Massachusetts in July 2006. Woodman saidClair is no longer licensed to practice dentistry in any state.

Clair'slawyer, John Dingee, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.The 53-year-old Clair now lives in Crofton, Md.

JamesKulild, a professor of endodontics at the University of Missouri-Kansas CitySchool of Dentistry, said there are very limited circumstances under which apaper clip could be used during dental procedures. He said a paper clip shouldnever be left in permanently.

"Paperclips do not satisfy the requirements for posts, not only because they aren'tmade of stainless steel but because their shape and consistency will not allowthem to be functionally acceptable to use," Kulild said.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

French Montana Says Drake Wants To Fight Common "He Said He Can't Wait To Run Into Him" [2012 New]

Judge Alex 1/23 - Herndon vs. Troy

[] FUPM - Alright, Alright (Starring Kendrick Lamar)

Yung Joey ft Waka Flocka "Go Hard"

Terrace Martin - L.A. Dreamen

Los Freestyle on Toca Tuesdays


Jim Jones - Red Rum / P*ssy (Feat. Byrdgang & Trav)

Snoop Dogg Speaks On Bow Wow

XV - Batteries ft. Trae The Truth (Music Video)

Masspike Miles "Say Hello To Forever" official video


Official VIdeo: Too $hort f. E-40 "Money On The Floor"


Riz - Kiss The Ring [DJ Khaled, Wiz Khalifa & Rick Ross Diss] *Official Music Video*

RIZ - Kiss The Ring from RIZ on Vimeo.

Panjabi MC Speaks On Working with Jay-Z, "Balle Balle" & His Huge Fan Base in India

HOWARD STERN: Chelsea Handler talks about 50 Cent, Joan Rivers & Mariah Carey

Diddy Planning To Launch Music-Themed Cable Network In December 2012

Diddy will be bringing a new cable network to the airwaves by the end of 2012. is reporting that the business mogul will be launching Revolt, a music-themed cable channel on December 12, 2012.

Programming on the new network will be geared toward African American audiences. In addition to music, the network will also cover some news-related stories.

Former MTV programming chief Andy Schuon is part of the project, according to the report.

Distribution will be provided by cable giant Comcast as part of its commitment to the FCC to help launch minority owned networks. Additional distribution is being provided by Time Warner. The new network will be able to reach 18 million households.

The Making of "We Buy Gold" - 8Ball & MJG feat. K.R.I.T (video)

Common 'Pushing Forward' With Movie Career At Sundance

LEP/Bogus Boys x French Montana x Waka Flocka @ Daddy House, NYC

Behind The Scenes With Freddie Gibbs & 2 Chainz On “Neighborhood Hoez”

Freddie Gibbs Feat-2Chainz video shoot behind scenes Neighborhood Hoez from No Tamin Ent on Vimeo.

Wiz Khalifa Proud Of Amber Rose's Musical Growth

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Common Addresses Drake Beef At Sundance!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Hot Rod - "My Life" (Webisode #3)

Boogz Boogetz Feat. Prodigy - Supreme Flow

Stephen A. Smith Pissed Off With The Knicks & Amare Stoudemire! [Audio]

Cali Swag District - Burn Out (Drive Fast)

Nicole Wray ''I LIKE FEAT 2 CHAINZ

Bobby V "Hammer Time" VIDEO (Official)

YMCMB Visits Australia


Maffew Ragazino Sr. 'Short Yellow Bus Theory' (Video)

Gucci Mane - Trap Back (Mixtape Trailer)

An Intimate Conversation: Brandy on New love, New Music & More!

A$AP Rocky x Jeremy Scott : The State Of The Art

Pinky Discusses Working in Adult Film Industry

Shanell Interview Of Young Money Reveals Advice From "Lil Wayne"

Mike Posner "A Perfect Mess" OFFICIAL VIDEO directed by Spiff TV

Somaya Reece Weighs In On Kimbella & Erica's beef


Young Scooter Ft. Gucci Mane - ' 77 Birds ' ( Official Video )


Chevy Woods - Yonkers

Marcus Manchild feat. Slim Thug- WE WRONG / Cameras Freestyle

Fat Joe Talks Picking The Right Single, Sings Like Beyoncé

Jha Jha - Lessons (Tribute To Stack Bundles & Max B)

Drake Says He Had A Wild Experience On A Recent Trip To Africa "I Went On A Safari & Got Tackled By A Tiger"

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ASAP Rocky - Wassup (Official Video)

Yung R - Fool Wit It (Official Music Video)

Decatur Grands Lord Knows Freestyle Official

Elzhi Interview with Hip-Hop Kings

What In The?!?! Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Joe Pa's Funeral

Leave it up to Westboro Baptist Church to picket the funeral of former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno.

Margie Phelps, one the main voices of the Kansas based church, announced on Twitter that the church would be picketing the funeral of 85-year-old Paterno, who died on Sunday from lung cancer.

Westboro has previously made it into the news for picketing the funerals of Apple founder Steve Jobs and Michael Jackson.

In the tweet Phelps said: "Penn State Penn Rape" rings in Joe Paterno's ears in hell.

The church is well known for their extreme views opposing homosexuality. However, protesting someone's funeral, regardless of your personal views, is just downright disrespectful.

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50 Cent vs. Skip Bayless

Kevin Hart on The Breakfast Club

Sh*t Unsigned Rappers Say!

Red Bull Enlists Texas Hip-Hop Legends to Mentor Upcoming Indie Rap Groups

Red Bull recently announced that some Texas’ finest will take part in Red Bull’s Skooled Tour, a music mentorship program geared towards teaching young artists how to succeed in the music business.

Bun B, Mannie Fresh, Paul Wall, Cold Chris, Michael 5000 Watts, Chingo Bling, and Hip-Hop PR guru Nancy Byron have been selected as mentors throughout the tour, which aims to “skool” some of Texas’ top indie rap groups.

Artists slated to represent Texas’ independent movement are A.Dd+ (Dallas), The Niceguys (Houston), Worldwide (San Antonio), Kydd Jones (Austin) and DJ Sober (Dallas).

The groups will hit the road on a six-city promotional tour through Texas, starting February 1st in Houston.

The up-and-comers will be mentored on how to succeed in the music business by some of Texas’ best known artists.

“I have been working hard to keep a spotlight on up-and-coming Texas artists since moving to Houston from L.A. Six years ago,” Nancy Byron of OGPR said of her role in the mentorship program. “It’s an honor to be chosen as the PR/marketing mentor on this program and I look forward to sharing my insight with this impressive line-up of newcomers.”

Throughout the experience, the up and comers will spend days on the road, to learn “lessons” about the rap industry.

All shows will be free and start at 8 PM. The following is a list of dates below.

February 1: Houston, TX
Warehouse Live
Headliner: Mannie Fresh

February 2: Ft, Worth, TX
Aardvark Bar
Headliner: Paul Wall

February 3: Dallas, TX
The Prophet Bar
Headliner: Chingo Bling

February 4: Austin, TX
Scoot Inn
Headliner: Cold Chris and PR maven Nancy Byron

February 6: San Antonio, TX
On the Half Shell
Headliner: Michael 5000 Watts

February 7: Corpus Christi, TX
House of Rock
Headliner: Bun B

Unsung: Full Force (Sneak Peek)

Jesse Marco Remembers DJ AM & Discusses Project X

Jon Connor – RubyHornet Freestyle [Video]

Jon Connor: RubyHornet Freestyle from Ruby Hornet on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Prodigy Tells The Secret To Surviving With Sickle Cell

Big Boy Talks "Staying Big At Half The Size"


VH1 released a sneak peek of the season finale of Love and Hip Hop and Kimbella breaks the news to her parents that she is preggers. Check out the clip below.

Saigon feat. Lil Fame of M.O.P. "Another Man Down" In Studio Performance wit/ DJKay Slay


Styles P (Feat. Avery Storm) - OFFICIAL VIDEO - How I Fly

Charli Baltimore Talks about Camron & Why Lil Kim Doesn't Want to Battle on Shade45 Money Team

Lil Sns Lyrical Workout Video

Brandy Talks Playing Whitney Houston in a Movie

Roscoe Dash on the Femme Fatale Mixshow

Tyrese Interview with Gowhere Hip Hop

Nick Cannon's Health Update

Ne-Yo Discusses Red Tails and 2012 Album

N.O.R.E.- The Making Of Mazel Tov

Lil Scrappy's Studio Necessities

Meek Mill- The Motto [L.A. Leakers Freestyle]

Donnell Rawlings Interview Part 1

Donnell Rawlings Interview Part 2

Teyana Taylor Interview Part 1

Teyana Taylor Interview Part 2

Tech N9ne (Feat. B.o.B & Hopsin) - Am I Psycho

DJPaulKOMTV #81 "COCKY" (DUB-HOP) Official Video

Joe Paterno died as his lung cancer spread; his family releases statement

Joe Paterno died because the cancer in his lungs was spreading, hospital officials confirmed Sunday.

In a statement, Mount Nittany Medical Center said the former Penn State football coach died of “metastatic small cell carcinoma of the lung.”

Paterno died at 9:25 a.m. EST while surrounded by family, the hospital said.

A short time later, the family released a statement announcing Paterno's passing and saying his loss "leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled.”

“He died as he lived,” the statement continued. “He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been.... He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community.

“As the last 61 years have shown, Joe made an incredible impact,” the statement continued. “That impact has been felt and appreciated by our family in the form of thousands of letters and well wishes along with countless acts of kindness from people whose lives he touched. It is evident also in the thousands of successful student athletes who have gone on to multiply that impact as they spread out across the country.”

In November, shortly after he was fired in the wake of child sex abuse allegations against former longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky, Paterno was diagnosed with what his family said was a treatable form of lung cancer during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Common Canada Dry Drake Freestlye In Atlanta

Behind The Scenes With Tech N9ne & B.o.B. On Set Of “Am I A Psycho”

Bow Wow in Studio w/ Wiz Khalifa

Rare Freestyle: J. Cole!


Over my dead body Fred The Godson feat DJ SussOne

Rick Ross Paternity Drama Unfolds; Rapper Denies He Fathered Child

Rapper Rick Ross is involved in a paternity dispute with a Georgia woman, who claims he fathered her son.

A 36-year-old woman named Tyrisha Childers filed the paternity suit against Rick Ross in Broward County, Florida, reports.

The woman claims that Ross fathered her three-year-old child and is not paying up.

Childers says she has a zero income, aside from a $694 per month disability payment.

But Rick Ross has already filed a response to Childers’ paternity claims and denies he’s the father of her child.

The rapper is seeking a DNA test to prove that he is not the father.

Legal documents filed on behalf of the rapper claim that he never even slept with the woman.

Representatives for Rick Ross were not available as of press time.

Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Closed For Food Safety Violations Shortly After Reopening

Shortly after the reopening of his 40/40 Club in New York City, New York, Jay-Z is now dealing with the closure of his swanky sports bar.

According to NY Post (via HHW), Hov’s Big Apple franchise has been shut down due to food safety violations. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued the bar with 69 violation points, with critical violations including workers not using proper utensils to eliminate bare hand contact with food, insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment and more.

“If you have a walk-in place with food like this, you put a hell of a lot of people at risk,” an anonymous source said. “A night of dinner and dancing should not include the risk of contracting food-borne illness.”

The 40/40 Club reopened the previous evening (Jan. 18th), with celebrities including Warren Buffett, Swizz Beatz and DJ Khaled appearing to support the event

OUCH!! Kobe Bryant To Lose 3 Mansions In $75 Million Divorce Property Settlement

It wasn't much of a surprise, but i'm sure it didn't make it an easier pill to swallow.

Last month the news broke that NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his wife of almost 11 years Vanessa were getting divorced.

Without having a prenup in place, Kobe was set to lose half of his assets.

But what exactly is half you say?

Well today TMZ reports that in a divorce property settlement just reached, Vanessa is walking away with $75 million which equals roughly half of Kobe's estimated $150 million fortune.

Included in that settlement are three mansions located in the Newport Beach area. Vanessa gets the estate the couple was living in, the estate her mom is living in, and she gets the new estate that had been under construction for 2 years and was just completed.

Vanessa has filed for joint legal and physical custody of their two children, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5, court documents show.

She has hired noted divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who has worked with Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears and, most recently, Maria Shriver and Kim Kardashian.

Kobe, who filed his response to the divorce minutes after Vanessa filed her petition, says he will pay her spousal support.

The couple released a joint statement saying they have resolved all issues privately, with the assistance of counsel.

A final settlement is not expected to be filed in Orange County Superior Court until next year.

Look on the bright side,,at least the NBA season wasn't cancelled Kobe!!

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Featured Artist


FIRST STRING TV sits down with this weeks featured artist, Bronx native K.O.V.E. He lets us know more about him and his plans for 2012.

FSTV: How did you come up with the name K.O.V.E.?
K.O.V.E: It stems from my last name which is Covington. I did time in the military and when people don’t like saying the whole name they shorten it. I wasn’t going change it up. I wanted a meaning behind it to fit my style of music so I changed the spelling and   made it a acronym and that’s how you get Knowledge Of a Versatile Entertainer.

FSTV: What would you say is the driving force behind your music?
K.O.V.E.: Outside of the fact that I just love music, it’s an outlet. Pain, struggle, and it’s fun.

FSTV: Out of the all the artist in the game, who would you compare yourself to?
K.O.V.E.: I wouldn’t compare myself to anyone. Of course there is a influence but not just one Artist has influenced what I do. So there is no comparison.

FSTV: What is the biggest misconception about you?
K.O.V.E.: Good question…I don’t know…Probably that I’m more confident than I am humble. I’ll say I am just as humble as I am confident.

FSTV: If we heard people on the street talking about K.O.V.E., what should we hear?
K.O.V.E.: Musically, he’s different, as a person, he is a well grounded, loyal, stand up dude.

FSTV: Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
K.O.V.E.: Never make em. I don’t believe In waiting for the new year to start a new beginning.

FSTV: Do you have any other hobbies other than music?
K.O.V.E.: Basketball, Research, Chilling with fam and most of all traveling.

FSTV: What steps are you taking to build your fan base?
K.O.V.E.: Besides Flooding every music internet website, performing In different states, reaching out to all bloggers and internet radio, collabs with other artists, even In different genre’s of music.

FSTV: What would you say has been your biggest road block in the game so far?
K.O.V.E.: Getting my music in the right pool of people. I will take blame as well. I took a long hiatus, almost a 5 year break from music.

FSTV: Why should people pay to see K.O.V.E. perform?
K.O.V.E.: 1st its good music, second I come to perform. I don’t just stand on stage and hold my nuts.  It’s energetic, interactive, its dope. After I take you on a high with the performance, I bring you back down with one of the dopest acapella sets you will ever hear.

FSTV: What should we expect from you in 2012?
K.O.V.E.: More good music. I can tell you already if you watch HBO you will hear K.O.V.E. music. I am about business first. More collabs. I really only work solo but I’m trying to branch out to other respected artists. Once I gauge what my fan base is like I can better answer this but I will tell you I’m working on getting to that BET cypher.

FSTV: Why should you be considered a “First String” artist?
K.O.V.E.: I am a total package artist. Very seasoned. Music is dope, personality crazy, charisma, off the hook, the story is very relatable. Refer to the name. K.O.V.E. there was a purpose behind that. It was my way of saying there isn’t anything I can’t do with this music.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

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This internet piracy issue is no joke, and with thousands of sites going ‘black’ yesterday in protest of SOPA and PIPA, surprisingly it’s Swizz Beatz who’s in the middle of a serious legal battle with Universal Music Group, the FBI and the Justice Department. Most people don’t know that Swizz has ties to Megaupload, one of the world’s largest internet file-sharing sites, (the site’s About Us page listed Swizz as CEO) and now the website has been accused of being responsible for costing the film, music and television industry more than $500 million in revenue.

According to NYMag, the FBI has not only shut down the website that was once ranked the 13th largest in the world, but they’ve indicted seven and arrested four people on charges that include “conspiracy to commit racketeering and criminal copyright infringement” (Swizz dodged a bullet on that one and hasn’t been charged…yet). The Justice Department claims that the website has made “more than $175 million in criminal proceeds and causing more than $500 million in harm to copyright owners.”

Megaupload being locked down by the FEDS isn’t even the end of Swizz’s problems. He still has to face UMG after he recruited his friends like Kanye, Diddy and to appear in the ‘Megaupload Mega Song’ promo video marketing the site that went viral last year. His celeb friends praised Megaupload as the file-sharing site they “love” to use, meanwhile, Universal said they didn’t give any of their artists approval to endorse any other company — especially one that has a reputation of hijacking albums illegally. They are now suing Swizz and Megaupload after their ‘take-down’ notices for the promo video went ignored.

Other artists featured in the online promo included; Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Serena Williams, Macy Gray Lil Jon, Floyd Mayweather, The Game, Kim Kardashian, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and Swizz’s wife Alicia Keys.

As of today, Swizzy was not named in the indictment and doesn’t appear to have any equity in the company. Looks like he dodged a bullet…

Read more: Swizz Beatz’ Megaupload Site Shut Down By The Feds | Necole

Singing legend Etta James dies at 73

Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as "The Wallflower," "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and the wedding favorite "At Last," has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73.

She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said.

She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. James died at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday.

" This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world," De Leon said. "She was a true original who could sing it all -- her music defied category.

"I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always."

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant Denies Reports Of Altercation With Lil Wayne At Club Liv In Miami

Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys is denying reports that he had an altercation with Lil Wayne at the Fontainebleau hotel's Club Liv in Miami.

Both the Miami New Times and Dallas' WFAA reported yesterday that the troubled wide receiver got into a verbal altercation with a "famous rapper" while partying at Club Liv on Sunday (January 15) and was detained by police. The New Times later cited an unnamed Miami Beach Police source as saying that Lil Wayne and his entourage were at the center of the altercation.

Bryant reportedly lost his temper after being after being mocked by the entourage about his legal troubles and financial woes.

Bryant's mentor, David Wells, confirmed to WFAA that Bryant got involved in a verbal altercation with some members of a famous rapper's entourage and had to be detained by police, although he was not arrested.

Bryant has been sued three times in the last year. Once in March 2011 by New York-based jewelers Rafaello & Company for non-payment of $246,000 worth of jewelry. He was also sued that same month by Eleow Hunt, a Colleyville, Texas jeweler and ticket broker for $600,000. Hunt claimed the amount was for jewelry and tickets to sporting events and personal loans he began to give Bryant while he was still in college at Oklahoma State.

Bryant was sued again in December 2011 for defaulting on a $100,000 loan from Endurance Capital Fund.

In addition to those lawsuits, Bryant received a criminal trespass warning and was banned from NorthPark Center in Dallas for a short time following an incident involving saggy pants in March 2011


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DMX Says A Ruff Ryders Reunion Tour Is In The Works "It's Going To Take The Nation By Storm"

A full Ruff Ryders reunion tour could be headed to a city near you within the next several months according to DMX.

Dark Man X spoke with TMZ and said the tour would consist of himself, Eve, The Lox, Swizz Beatz, Drag-On and Murda Mook. Ruff Ryders CEO Waah Dean is reportedly already booking show dates at various venues across the country.

All parties have agreed to the tour except The Lox and Eve, but X says that's a mere formality which will be worked out once he gets in touch with them.

"We are all family and we're going to come back stronger than when we left," X said. "It's going to take the nation by storm."