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Time Vault

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Found an interesting link that you can search the news that the Times has reported on since 1929!  pretty dope, you can see articles from articles from “Hip-Hop Nation” with Lauren Hill on the cover in 1999 to the “Return of Star Wars” in 1997.  Check it out here: http://time.com/vault/

 

 

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Hatsune Miku

Категория: Music, News

The new craze in Japan, if you haven’t heard, is a virtual pop star named Hatsune Miku.  It is pretty nuts how a 3D-projection had a hugely successful concert tour and also topped the japanese music charts.

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DJ Vice on Nightline

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Congrats to Vice and CRSVR…  doin it big!!!

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Filed under ‘Kinda Creepy’

Категория: News

We now have our very first robot pop star. HRP-4C also known as divabot is the World’s first Robot Pop star.  She is capable of sing and dancing at the same time.  She can even make sure she is in sync with her background dancers. Aside for its huge hands and silver prosthetic legs, divabot’s moves are pretty good.

Developed by Japan’s institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology, divabot uses a special software to interpret a singer performer movements along with Yamaha’s Vocaloid software for the voice.  Masataka Goto, who is the head of the institute’s interactive media group hope these robots could entertain industries one day.

Check out one of divabot’s performance at a Digital Content Expo.

http://www.socialhype.com/tech-talk/1426-worlds-first-robot-pop-star-that-can-really-dance.html

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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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CAMP SPIN OFF 2010

Категория: News

Congrats to Tina T and the Camp Spin Off crew for such a successful event.  They are definately making a positive impact for the kids and the culture.  I wish I was a part of this movement.

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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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BP Spills Coffee

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Store13 Pasadena Art Show: New Works by Jewelz Photography

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The homie is at it again.  Bringing the fusion of Art, Hip-Hop Culture and beer!  Who can resist?  Please support your local businesses (as they are rare these days) and swing by!
Store13 Pasadena Art Show
New Works by Jewelz Photography
Friday, June 11th 8pm-11pm
Drinks & Beats provided
Store13 Pasadena

2220 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
626.405.1968

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