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Locksmith Kills It

Категория: Entertainment, Music

I’ve been subscribed to and occasionally see a post on my feed from “Team Backpack.”  They have some dope content and I like what they are doing for the culture (at least on the surface).  I think frameworks like this are crucial for the survival of Hip-Hop since commercial tv/radio seem to stick to the same ol’ story lines and stereotypes.  We need platforms to advance the culture.

Most intellectual rap is ignored by the younger generations because they are saturated with a barrage of marketing campaigns and stereotypes.  And can you blame them?  They don’t yet comprehend the “real” issues (or want to for that matter).  If I grew up in this generation, I would have prob. done the same.

I know, here comes the “90’s is the best era for Hip-Hop” argument… but there is a valid argument.  First let me defend the current affairs.  Today’s rap music does have more creative rhymes, complex patterns, cadences, etc. and this is a big point we can’t overlook.  I would even say that there are still rappers trying to change the game up a bit and be about positive messages.  Unfortunately, this is not promoted by the mainstream media or by the celebrity rappers themselves.

This is where the “90’s” hip-hop era (in my opinion) was better.  You were bombarded with the “conscious” rap movement.  Either on Arsenio or In Living Color, you would see controversial and conscious rap artists.  They were being played on the radio, at the club, in the streets…

Working at a radio station, they give you a list of songs to play and maybe… if you’re lucky, they will allow a gimme once or twice an hour.  This let’s them control what you hear and more importantly what fits their agenda.

Oh well… enough ranting.  All this to say that this guy Locksmith is dope and reminds me of the good old day message, with today’s flow.  Cyhi The Prince is also pretty clever and these guys blew up the spot.

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George Michael gets 8 weeks jail for drug driving

Категория: Entertainment, News
By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Writer – Tue Sep 14, 1:13 pm ET

LONDON – George Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in jail and lost his license for five years Tuesday for driving under the influence of drugs when he crashed his car into a London photo shop.

A British judge told the wayward star his addiction to marijuana put him and the public at risk.

The former Wham! singer pleaded guilty last month to driving under the influence and possession of cannabis following a July 4 collision between his Range Rover and a Snappy Snaps store in north London.

District Judge John Perkins told the singer he had taken a “dangerous and unpredictable mix” of prescription drugs and marijuana.

“It does not appear that you took proper steps to deal with what is clearly an addiction to cannabis,” the judge said. “That’s a mistake which puts you and, on this occasion, the public at risk.”

Perkins sentenced Michael to the prison time and a 1,250 pound ($1,930) fine during a hearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.

The judge said Michael would have to serve four weeks of the sentence in prison and the rest on parole.

Michael arrived at court in a chauffeur-driven car, surrounded by four security guards and greeted by a large crowd of fans and photographers. He left with court guards who led him from the courtroom toward the cells, as one person in the public gallery sobbed.

According to police, Michael appeared “spaced out” when they found him sitting in the car, whose engine was still running, in the wee hours of July 4. He acknowledged smoking marijuana and taking a prescription sedative, prosecutors said.

It was the latest in a string of automotive and drug-related mishaps for the 47-year-old star, who has often spoken of his fondness for marijuana.

In February 2006, he was found slumped at the wheel of his car at London’s busy Hyde Park Corner. That April, he hit three parked cars while trying to maneuver out of a parking space, and admitted being “a terrible driver.”

In October 2006, he was found slumped over the wheel of his car as it blocked an intersection. He pleaded guilty to driving while unfit through drugs and was sentenced to community service.

Michael’s lawyer, Mukul Chawla, said the singer felt “profound shame and horror” at his actions.

“It is no exaggeration to describe him as a very kind, considerate and loyal man, constantly concerned for the plight of others,” Chawla said. “The prospect he could have put anyone else in danger is an appalling prospect to him.”

The judge said he was sending Michael to jail “with regret,” and had taken into account his guilty plea and the fact that after the crash he had checked into a clinic to seek help for anxiety, depression and insomnia.

But he said Michael’s previous conviction made a prison sentence inevitable.

Michael sighed as sentence was passed. His long-term partner Kenny Goss buried his head in his hands.

Michael gained mega-stardom in his early 20s as half of Wham! and went on to a successful solo career. His first solo album, 1987’s “Faith,” sold 20 million copies.

In 1998, he was arrested for lewd conduct in a public toilet in Los Angeles after being spotted by anundercover police officer. Michael went on to release a single and video, “Outside,” that poked fun at that arrest.

http://news.yahoo.com

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Cee Lo Green

Категория: Entertainment, Music

I think Cee-lo is one of those “slept on” artists on the West Coast.  I loved him in the Goodie Mob and his album Cee-Lo Green the Soul Machine was an awesome album, but maybe now people will pay more attention. His new Song is genius, check it out and let me know what you think… i think this will be the sing along for 2010!

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Store 13 – After Trade Show Rooftop Party

Категория: Entertainment

Store 13

After Trade Show Rooftop Party

Wed. Aug. 4th
ECCO At The Camp
2937 Bristol Suite A 103
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

DJ Cheapshot
DJ Splice
PG-13

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“That’s not what I was looking for at all.”

Категория: Entertainment

I don’t know where I first reat this, but I just remember it being hilarious.  I found it again on http://www.27bslash6.com/missy.html … Classic!

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am
To: David Thorne
Subject: PosterHi

I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this afternoon.This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old. missing on Harper street and my phone number.
Thanks Shan.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.26am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
That is shocking news. Luckily I was sitting down when I read your email and not half way up a ladder or tree. How are you holding up? I am surprised you managed to attend work at all what with thinking about Missy out there cold, frightened and alone… possibly lying on the side of the road, her back legs squashed by a vehicle, calling out “Shannon, where are you?” Although I have two clients expecting completed work this afternoon, I will, of course, drop everything and do whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of Missy.
Regards, David.

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.37am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Poster

yeah ok thanks. I know you dont like cats but I am really worried about mine. I have to leave at 1pm today.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.17am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
I never said I don’t like cats. Once, having been invited to a party, I went clothes shopping beforehand and bought a pair of expensive G-Star boots. They were two sizes too small but I wanted them so badly I figured I could just wear them without socks and cut my toenails very short. As the party was only a few blocks from my place, I decided to walk. After the first block, I lost all feeling in my feet. Arriving at the party, I stumbled into a guy named Steven, spilling Malibu & coke onto his white Wham ‘Choose Life’ t-shirt, and he punched me. An hour or so after the incident, Steven sat down in a chair already occupied by a cat. The surprised cat clawed and snarled causing Steven to leap out of the chair, slip on a rug and strike his forehead onto the corner of a speaker; resulting in a two inch open gash. In its shock, the cat also defecated, leaving Steven with a wet brown stain down the back of his beige cargo pants. I liked that cat.
Attached poster as requested.
Regards, David.


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks like a movie and how come the photo of Missy is so small?

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
It’s a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.
Regards, David.

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and was up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny. Can you make the photo bigger please and fix the text and do it in colour please.

Thanks.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don’t come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window. I am willing to overlook this faux pas due to you no doubt being preoccupied with thoughts of Missy attempting to make her way home across busy intersections or being trapped in a drain as it slowly fills with water. I spent three days down a well once but that was just for fun.

I have amended and attached the poster as per your instructions.

Regards, David.


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

This is worse than the other one. can you make it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and delete the stupid text that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say lost.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.14am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.21am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

yeah can you do the poster or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone number and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a movie poster or anything stupid. I have to leave early today. If it was your cat I would help you. Thanks.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.32am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Awww

Dear Shannon,
I don’t have a cat. I once agreed to look after a friend’s cat for a week but after he dropped it off at my apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter, I kept the cat in a closed cardboard box in the shed and forgot about it. If I wanted to feed something and clean faeces, I wouldn’t have put my mother in that home after her stroke. A week later, when my friend came to collect his cat, I pretended that I was not home and mailed the box to him. Apparently I failed to put enough stamps on the package and he had to collect it from the post office and pay eighteen dollars. He still goes on about that sometimes, people need to learn to let go.
I have attached the amended version of your poster as per your detailed instructions.

Regards, David.

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Awww

Thats not my cat. where did you get that picture from? That cat is orange. I gave you a photo of my cat.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Awww

I know, but that one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one of several violent ends, it is possible you might get a better cat out of this. If anybody calls and says “I haven’t seen your orange cat but I did find a black and white one with its hind legs run over by a car, do you want it?” you can politely decline and save yourself a costly veterinarian bill.
I knew someone who had a basset hound that had its hind legs removed after an accident and it had to walk around with one of those little buggies with wheels. If it had been my dog I would have asked for all its legs to be removed and replaced with wheels and had a remote control installed. I could charge neighbourhood kids for rides and enter it in races. If I did the same with a horse I could drive it to work. I would call it Steven.
Regards, David.

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.07pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Please just use the photo I gave you.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.22pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.34pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

I didnt say there was a reward. I dont have $2000 dollars. What did you even put that there for? Apart from that it is perfect can you please remove the reward bit. Thanks Shan.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.42pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.51pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Can you just please take the reward bit off altogether? I have to leave in ten minutes and I still have to make photocopies of it.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.56pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 1.03pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Fine. That will have to do.

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Turntablist legend DJ Craze Performs on Traktor Scratch Pro and Kontrol X1

Категория: Entertainment, Music

5x DMC World Champion DJ Craze takes things to the next level in this new turntablism routine, using Traktor Scratch Pro and the Kontrol X1 controller. Using the X1, Craze simultaneously triggers cue points on both decks, while still staying true to his roots with some serious beatjuggling.

By combining traditional vinyl techniques like juggling, scratching and body tricks with advanced controller-based functions such as cue point manipulation, tempo-synced effects and ultra-quick track changes, this performance showcases the cutting edge of turntablism and controllerism using the latest digital DJing technology.

DJ Craze on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/crazearoni

For more information on Traktor and Kontrol X1, please see http://www.native-instruments.com/#/e…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCA4yiPfFIg&feature=pyv&ad=5898622933&kw=dj&gclid=CLnokK_a6aICFRY75Qod3iWQxQ

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DJ der guten Laune or “DJ in good spirits”

Категория: Entertainment

You can’t understand how much I love djing unless you are a dj, but I still understand that there is a time limit to my profession… or is there? 

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Old Spice dude replies on Twitter with personalized videos

Категория: Entertainment
Posted Jul 13th, 2010 at 10:03 AM

That hot chunk of man meat known as the Old Spice guy redefined the way we view Old Spice products—not just for creepy P.E. teachers anymore—and now he’s transforming Twitter replies. Old Spice guy (real name: who cares? He’s wearing only a towel) has banished the usual text-heavy @ replies in favor of personalized YouTube videos delivered from a bathroom. Yes, personalized videos. He’s just that great.

Check out his response to Digg founder Kevin Rose:

http://holykaw.alltop.com/old-spice-dude-replies-on-twitter-with-person

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Eminem’s “Recovery” To Sell 615K In First-Week

Категория: Entertainment, Music, News

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem‘s Recovery will reportedly sell up to 615,000 copies in its first-week on store shelves.

Based on one-day estimates, Em will easily go gold after his first seven days.

Offering conclusive proof that Marshall still matters, Eminem’s aptly named Recovery will score the year’s highest sales debut. Look for a total of between 590-615k for the Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album, easily beating Sade‘s 503k back in February. It could also beat his last album, Relapse, which sold 608k in its first week in May ’09. (Hits Daily Double)

Radio personality DJ Whoo Kid recently predicted Em would out-sell Drake‘s Thank Me Later debut.

“Will Drake sell 500k the first week?”

“predictions — drake —–350-420k first week”

“EMinem —- – 650-700k first week.” (DJ Whoo Kid’s Twitter)

Earlier this month, Fat Joe gave his opinion of Em’s latest effort.

“That sh*t’s crazy,” Joe said in an interview. “That sh*t with him and [Lil] Wayne, [track] number two [‘Talkin’ 2 Myself’]. All that sh*t, man. That n*gga spittin’. Hard…I thought I wasn’t gonna like it, cause n*ggas was sayin’, Yo, it’s rock, and this and that,’ but that sh*t was hard. I was expecting just more regular hip-hop type sh*t. You know what I’m sayin’? It was more like Just Blaze-[produced] rock sh*t…I like that sh*t. A lot. I can’t lie to you…I think he’s back to where he once was…For real. I think lyrically, he’s back to where he was. That’s what I got from the album.” (XXL Mag)

The Shady Records boss’ new album leaked online in early June.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a new kid on the block like Drake or a veteran like Eminem, chances are your new album is bound to leak early at some point. Marshall Mathers is the latest to fall to the leak plague, as his upcoming Recovery hit the Internet on Monday, two weeks before its June 22 official release date, and spread like wildfire. Fan forums immediately blew up with quick-take reviews on the rapper’s second album in as many years, raving about the many different sounds Slim Shady tries on over the course of the disc. The opening track, “Cold Wind Blows,” finds Em taking aim at some of his favorite targets, viciously daring haters to take him on while dropping references to Elton John, Michael Vick, Aquaman, Michael J. Fox and Mariah Carey before dipping into a sing-songy chorus, “I’m as cold as the cold wind … blows, bla bla bla blows.” (MTV)

source: http://www.sohh.com/2010/06/eminems_recovery_to_sell_615k_in_first-w.html

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SKAM takes over Las Vegas

Категория: Entertainment, News

Them too… is at it again with another brilliant video documenting the recent SKAM Artist take over of Las Vegas!  Check it out, then tell me you don’t want to be a DJ…

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