DJ Tony Touch’s 50 Classic Clips: Big Pun & The Beatnuts Performing At Rock Steady’s 20th Anniversary (Video)
As we mentioned in a previous post about DJ Tony Touch’s upcoming project “The Piecemaker 3 (Return Of The 50 Emcees)” due July 9th, the legendary DJ had stated that he’ll be releasing classic never-seen-before footage everyday leading up until his new album release. In episode 5 above Tony Toca unlocks the video vault to footage of Big Pun performing “Off The Books” with The Beatnuts at Rocksteady’s 20th Anniversary show. In case you missed episode’s 1-4 featuring Onyx, Heather, B, KRS-ONE, Boot Camp Clikk, Guru, Inspectah Deck, Busta Rhymes, & a whole host of other significant cats in hip hop check out the videos & links below. CLASSIC!
Before you tell someone how tired you are on your grind, maybe you should watch this. This is a clip of the promo work being put in by respected actors Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman for their new film “Now You See Me.” Now, you must watch, and listen, to the very end. Halfway through, Mr. Freeman succumbs to fatigue for just a bit. Mr. Caine carries on with the interview, continuing discussion on the magic tricks that were part of the film. Then, as the video feed switches back to film footage, you can hear Freeman shaking off the morning fatigue to push through to the end of what was probably a long press junket. How can we know? Well, right at the end, you can hear audio of an exasperated Caine asking, “Is this the last one?”
These legends of film are still working this hard. Now, how tired are you again? Maybe they should name this new movie ‘Now You See Me Sleeping’.
Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) puts out a video public service announcement – “Don’t Tread on Me” – bringing attention to the New York Police Department’s Stop-and-Frisk policy and practice. Watch and see how New Yorkers are taking the fight for their rights to the courts. Learn more about the Stop-and-Frisk case on trial at: www.ccrjustice.org/floyd. Be part of the movement, join the Communities United for Police Reform: http://changethenypd.org/.
Technology: USC Institute for Creative Technologies Presents A Counselor That Is Almost Human (Video)
The USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is really pushing the frontier on what tech can do in the realm of healthcare. ICT’s latest initiative combines two technologies – Multisense and SimSensi – to enable what, in effect, is a virtual counselor. Imagine a truly private visit to a therapist; one in which no other human, not even a human doctor/specialist, is present. The implications are fascinating (and kind of scary).
In the video above, Multisense is showing viewers how it “reads” the actors who are playing the clients in the clip.
‘Multisense automatically tracks and analyzes in real-time facial expressions, body posture, acoustic features, linguistic patterns and higher-level behavior descriptors (e.g. attention, fidgeting). From these signals and behaviors, indicators of psychological distress are inferred to inform directly the healthcare provider or the virtual human.’
Given what Multisense is picking up during the session, and sharing with SimSensei, the virtual counselor is giving human-like responses in real time. An actual counseling session, as a result, should be a real experience for a client.
‘SimSensei is a virtual human platform specifically designed for healthcare support and is based on the 10+ years of expertise at ICT with virtual human research and development. The platform enables an engaging face-to-face interaction where the virtual human automatically reacts to the perceived user state and intent, through its own speech and gestures.’
Amazing! But ICT is very clear on this point: This dual-tech platform is NOT a substitute for counseling. Rather, it is a support tool for counselors and healthcare providers; a powerful tool.
I’ve been in radio for 20 years & have interviewed many artists who have stopped by my radio show but most of the time when those artists get larger they never come back or send a thank you unless their careers are falling off & they are trying to reconnect with their original fans & supporters.
I never felt like B.O.B. was only reaching for a pop audience but I can understand 1000% what HOT 97′s program director Ebro is talking about because it happens all the time to me on the radio station I’m on.
The GooDie MO is Back! Evidence: This potent track loaded with lyrics that matter and a challenge to today’s artists (and us all): Be special! With Janelle Monae on the hook, this is GooDie MOB with “Special Education.”
Recognize a King when he’s in your presence. These lyrics are incredible. The soliloquy at the end… powerful! A must listen. This is King Mez with “Exordium” (produced By Rico Beats). An introduction for some; another great piece of work to others who know this emcee.
Marvel is gearing up to release one of the most anticipated big budget movies of the summer. Here’s another brand new trailer for The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman. In this particular trailer Jean Grey makes a brief appearance to setup the coming story of Wolverine’s trip to modern day Japan where he’s offered the gift of mortality & also does battle with the Silver Samurai among others. Looking forward to when it when ‘The Wolverine’ hits theaters July 26th.
Hilarious spoof group The Lonely Island got that “Diaper Money” (and that wife p*ssy… and that grave plot) cause they’re grown ass men! Definitely a different look at bling – for the stereotypical middle-class suburbanite. The Lonely Island has an entire LP of stuff like this coming out June 11, 2013. You can pre-order now.
New visuals for Action Bronson. His latest single “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” features a jeep beat as you would expect (nice flip on that Cypress Hill “How I Could Just Kill a Man” by producer Harry Fraud). As for the video, there is a jeep as expected… but for the vid, expect the unexpected! You just have to watch. Outrageous… but fun! Great work by director Jason Goldwatch.
“How we gettin’ broker and they boost the price of living?” Trust that that is only a taste of the depth of B.o.B’s rhyming on this “Through My Head.” Political commentary put to a haunting track. Visuals that take our posts on future tech, flying surveillance drones, and patrolling robots to apocalyptic extremes right from the start. Watching this
video movie is mind-blowing! This video movie was produced by Ricardo de Montreuil and Eliz Eskeranli. The new B.o.B LP – “Underground Luxury” – is coming soon.
Eye candy. That’s what this sparkly video for Kurupt’s “Caviar & Champagne” (featuring Dr. Zodiak and King Lil G). If you like good bud, there’s eye candy. Love the female form (good ‘bod’), then there’s eye candy! Oh, and the music is good, too.
Now hear this: “Moon and Back” (produced by Stro Elliot) – a “Pro-Exclusive” rendition of poetry by L3. After you’ve played and heard this, hear this: you can commission your own “Pro-Exclusive” rendition of your work.
L.A. native Nipsey Hussle is coming with his “TM3: Victory Lap” mixtape soon, followed by his LP “iHussle.” But for now, we will have to deal with this Nipsey x 9th Wonder collabo “Face the World.” Which isn’t a bad deal.
UK radio personality Lily Mercer welcomes Detroit Hip-Hop trio Slum Village to speak on the battle rap scene in the ‘Motor City,’ some memorable moments of the late D-12 emcee Proof, and more.
By the way, good question from REKS: ‘How come the cops that shot Diallo were never arraigned?’
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