Another dope cut from “Platos o Plomo.” Nicki might have had legit shots on Remy Ma (and Fat Joe) when she bagged on them for underwhelming album sales. But that doesn’t mean the work is weak. Check out the teaser above for visuals for an example. Fat Joe and Remy Ma with The-Dream & Vindata – “Heartbreak.” Video debuting on Tidal exclusively (here)
These miniature cities are their own marvel to be certain. A whopping $40 million to build; crafted by hundreds of artisans. They’re so detailed you can visit this one exhibit and feel like you have been to the sites; so many sights and wonders! Gulliver’s Gate, a miniature metropolis now lives in the middle of Times Square, New York City. It features incredibly detailed miniature structures and figures representing many regions around the globe.
– Business Insider
These miniature cities are their own marvel to be certain. A whopping $40 million to build; crafted by hundreds of artisans. They’re so detailed you can visit this one exhibit and feel like you have been to the sites; so many sights and wonders!
Gulliver’s Gate, a miniature metropolis now lives in the middle of Times Square, New York City. It features incredibly detailed miniature structures and figures representing many regions around the globe.
Full disclosure: This sh!t will probably make you cussin’ mad.
You’ve heard that former Presidents all the way back to the Founding Fathers of the United States owned slaves and did terrible things to Black people just ’cause with no just cause… right? Please tell me you know this. Well, if you ‘heard about it’ and sort of dismissed it as heresay, how about you take a read of the article linked below and see the $50 bounty ad that Andrew Jackson (yep, Andrew Jackson that was the President) put out for the capture of his “Mulatto Man Slave” wherein he offered “ten dollars extra, for every hundred lashes any person will give him, to the amount of three hundred.”
DAMMIT! So infuriating. I’d call him a son of a b!tch, but I actually like dogs. But I don’t like Massa Jacksun. Not a bit.
He was not the only one, of course. But this hard evidence was gathered – and must serve as a reminder – of what America at even its highest levels did to Black people, and how they viewed Blacks as less than ‘people,’ not so long ago. Read on…
Very interesting tidbit from Ray’s wife in there: What do the ultimate competitors do when they retire? That fire has to go into something. Fortunately for the NBA ultimate shooter, Ray Allen is a golfer… with some competitive pro-athlete retirees that golf. GQ covers that and much more in such a short docu-series episode.
Ray Allen is a living legend. He’s a ten-time NBA All-Star who has won two championships, in 2008 with the Boston Celtics and 2013 with the Miami Heat. He holds the NBA’s record for most three-pointers made, with 2,973 buckets. Since his retirement in 2016, Ray has shifted his focus – to fatherhood, golf, and an organic fast-food restaurant. Take a look into the life of a champion, and his obsession with greatness.
G’Laaawd Haameerrcy! Maryam is that kind of thickness that make ya turn into ‘Reverend’ Bernie Mac (RIP) on ‘Friday’ and wanna invite her to have a little prayer with ya. Sheezus!! Check her out above and on Instagram. And stop drooling. It’s embarassing.
(But I understand, because I drooled, too.)
Roc Marci is in the building… and the only one of his UN comrades who kept it pushing in the music grind. But Roc keeps in touch with the homies regardless (good). Hear him talk about “Rosebudd’s Revenge” (the album), being his own boss, loving that West Coast living and more.
Yoooo! When Bill Nye said, ‘Science is political,’ he must have meant for us to take that LITERALLY! Scientists are running for office folks. They are not just sitting by as politicians try to roll back protections for the environment and wage a ‘war on facts’… they are fighting back… with the ballot! Leadership from the scientific community. Cool!
Been official that “Come Down” was a hit. But remixxing it somehow makes us wanna say it’s official… again! Guess that is what a remix is s’posed to do, huh? Haaa! Check it out. This one includes Ty Dolla $ign and ScHoolboy Q in on the jam.
Watching the trailer for “The Making Of: Strength Of A Woman” (debuting on VH1, May 2nd at 11pm EST) you get a sense that Mary J. Blige is laying it all on the line in a few ways. First, she mentions a couple of times that this “Strength Of A Woman” project she is dropping is about healing herself; sharing her struggles, not prescribing or preaching for anyone else. That more than infers a second; Mary putting her business all the way out there (which she has done before, but that “that’s my Becky With The Good Hair” line implies some SCANDALOUS storytelling is in store). Third, The Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul declares that this LP is the ‘real Mary‘… almost like a love-it-or-leave-it decision point will be laid out for the fans who cop. Risky, but hey, it’s Mary J; so folks will likely love it.
Now, we’d be pound foolish not to mention the coup of leveraging Mary’s brand in pushing an ‘album documentary’ timed around the release of “Strength Of A Woman” on VH1 where her target audiences (longtime fans of hers AND longtime fans of reality show level DRAMA) will be watching. Plus, peep all the contributors’ cameos, from Diddy to DJ Khaled.
There’s a reason the Queen is the most powerful attacking piece on the board. The Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul is on the move, starting with tomorrow’s release of “Strength Of A Woman” followed by this tell-everything documentary on May 2nd.
Breaking Glass Pictures got the rights to this Puerto Rican indie drama and is planning to put it on some U.S. screens; in theaters, then making video-on-demand and DVDs available in June. Check out the trailer for “La Granja” (Not Safe For Work) above.
Damn. All that… from a random horse-in-a-park sighting. If this movie is anything like the trailer teases, it is WORTHY!
Good conversation. And hella cool? Which part, you ask, is cool? That funk pioneer George Clinton and Killer Mike have a barbershop sit down? That they do it at Mike’s place – the SWAG Shop? That two legends still living the dream thought enough of us to film this realness?
Yes. All of that is hella cool. Watch!
Bit of semisweet memory lane traveling at the start and end of this. Not together, but cool with wifey Faith Evans. This is her and Biggie together again on track. Here’s “Legacy.” Posted earlier on here, “The King & I” is linked below.
Powerful posthumous heat from the late great J Dilla with some assist on the production by J Rocc and lyrical content delivered by Bussa Buss and Leader Quest Q-Tip. Check out this previously unreleased “Motor City” blend from the album (linked below).
The late, great J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. Since his death in 2006, Dilla’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey has worked tirelessly to further her son’s legacy, and her latest effort is the new project Motor City. Inspired by Dilla’s beloved hometown, Motor City is a collection of rare and unreleased Jay Dee instrumentals, hand-selected and sequenced by Ma Dukes. Conceived as a “letter” to her son, Motor City is packaged in a limited-edition mailing envelope, complete with a handwritten message from Ma Dukes to J Dilla inside. This 19-track collection will be available at physical and digital outlets worldwide on April 21st, 2017.
JU-ELLLLZZZ! Hahaaa! You can tell that this is an East-Meets-West SMOKEFEST if ever there was one just from the title and the lineup. Santana doing the devilment with The DoggFather and Khalifa Kush Pusher on “Mr. Weedman” *cough cough* Check it out *COUGH* Good sh!t *COUGH CHOKE*