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The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif x Akrobatik) – “Resolution” [Album Stream]

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik as The Perceptionists will be dropping their “Resolution” REAL soon, but not just yet. But lucky you, because we have the stream you can listen to right now!

Okay, so it is actually Mellow Music Group giving you the FREE full-length preview. But we linked you in. Click the pic above or the link below to listen. You’re welcome!

THE PERCEPTIONISTS (MR. LIF X AKROBATIK) – RESOLUTION (ALBUM STREAM)

Illa J – “7 Mile” (Prod. By Calvin Valentine) [Video]

You thought about the Eminem movie when you read the title, right? It’s okay. But you know this is not that. Illa J going heavy on the singing for this track, as has been the case for the releases off his “Home” project. But we get rap lyricals while Illa strolls down “7 Mile” in this video. Beat by Calvin Valentine.

ILLA J – HOME (PRE-ORDER)

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Marvel’s “The Defenders” Launches Globally On August 18, 2017 (Trailer)

Alright, so I am finally caught up on all my backlog of “Arrow” episodes (didn’t get into it until Season 3, shout to the homie SuperKing for recommending it). Thank you Netflix! Caught up on DC watching for now. But I have SOOOOO much Marvel binge watching – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, AND Iron Fist – to do before Marvel’s The Defenders comes out. Netflix, no chill!

Blind ninja. Smart-ass detective. Bulletproof ex-con. Kung Fu billionaire. Marvel’s The Defenders centers on four outsider heroes that have to put aside their personal issues and come together when a villainous sect threatens to destroy New York City as we know it. The Netflix original series launches globally on August 18, 2017.
– Netflix

MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS (NETFLIX)

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If Looks Could Kill… Oh Wait, They Do! “Proud Mary” Features Taraji P. Henson’s Killer Looks And Lots Of Bullets (Trailer)

Something about the way that “Proud Mary” song builds up. The energy. And this namesake movie trailer matched visual to auditory energy beautifully. Speaking of beautiful – one time for Taraji P. Henson (whew)! Her work in “Smoking Aces” should be enough of a resume to let folks know that she is gonna kill in this movie. Well… that… and all the guns in the trailer above.

Working for the man every night and day. #ProudMaryMovie in theaters January 12.
– Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Havoc Speaks On Coming Up In Queensbridge, Mobb Deep, And Losing Prodigy (Video)

RIP Prodigy for real. And if anyone, ANYONE, should be heard on that, it’s Havoc. They have been through it in all ways – on the come up, after the Mobb fame wave ebbed, falling out with each other, squashing the beef finally, and then… damn.

After the untimely death of Prodigy, DJ Vlad sits down with his longtime friend and the other half of Mobb Deep, Havoc. Havoc details what it was like growing up in Queensbridge, their first rap names, and reveals Prodigy turned down a deal to work with him at first. The producer then goes on to talk about making their first album, Prodigy teaching him how to sample and them getting a deal at LOUD records.

Throughout the conversation Havoc discusses some of the milestones in their career from the ‘Hennesy’ shirts, creating “Shook Ones,” dissing 2Pac before his death, their beef with Jay-Z, and what it was like seeing Lil Kim write her “Quiet Storm” verse. Hav also speaks on the rumor of P choking on an egg and the cause of his death before looking back on the legacy that they left in Hip-Hop.

Listen to Havoc pay respect to his brother above.

Vlad TV

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Jada Pinkett Smith Speaks On “Girl’s Trip,” Relationships, Tupac, And Diversity In Hollywood (Video)

Jada Pinkett Smith’s book could be lit… VERY! Details on her movie “Girl’s Trip,” her relationship with Tupac Shakur, her drug dealing days… yep! She talks about it some in this interview, but is careful not to tell all.

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Blue Lives Matter, No Matter What… Except For This Officer Who The Cause Abandoned (Video)

I will let the Francis tell you about the angles. The facts: (1) Officer Mohamed Noor used deadly violence, (2) it was unjustified, (3) Noor should be punished just like all the other wrongful shooters should have been, BUT (4) there has been no support in this particular situation from those aligned with #BlueLivesMatter

We are now left with the big ‘why’ questions. Chief among them, why is the only time we the ‘Blue Lives Matter’ mantra is invoked is in juxtaposition to ‘Black Lives Matter’ …The mantra has provided cover for other cops’ bad shoots, so why not Noor’s? Could there be another color to consider other than ‘blue’ or can unquestioned faith in officers’ in-the-moment decision-making all of a sudden be questioned when the cop’s chosen faith is not ‘ideal?’

Get ’em Francis!

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Lex Boogie From The Bronx x Senz Beats – “A Tale Of Two Planets” (Mixtape)

With a banging visual mix release as a teaser (posted earlier here), it was a no-brainer we’d put it up when the entire mixtape dropped.

(Two sides to this ‘story’… Lex Planet and Senz Planet.)

LEX BOOGIE FROM THE BRONX X SENZ BEATS – A TALE OF TWO PLANETS (MIXTAPE)

Gift Of Gab – “Freedom Form Flowing” feat. R.A. The Rugged Man x A-F-R-O

Flow-nomenal! Putting these three is almost not fair. Lyrics matter, but I like the boom-bap bop of the track as well as these dudes’ delivery on it.

Underground Hip-Hop luminaries from East to West unite as Gift Of Gab is joined by R.A. The Rugged Man and A-F-R-O on the new track Freedom Form Flowing.” Taken from Gift Of Gab’s new EP “Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again!” Available now at www.patreon.com/giftofgab.
R.A. The Rugged Man

GIFT OF GAB – FREEDOM FORM FLOWING FEAT. R.A. THE RUGGED MAN X A-F-R-O | REJOICE! RAPPERS ARE RAPPING AGAIN (EP)

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Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels Declares That Having Mental Health Problems Is Not Shameful (Video)

My brother, BoneBreaker Jones, and I are constantly talking about this. When you have a health problem, you should get help! Mental health is health, and your health is you wealth. Don’t lose your HEALTH! Mental health problems affect everyone, even the mighty King Of Rock, the Devastating Mic Controller, Darryl McDaniels aka DMC of Run DMC.

No shame. If you need help, admit it and get it! Don’t know where/how? Just start talking and asking people you care about. Ask them to help you get to the right professional. But don’t just ignore the situations you are going through like it’s all good #TalkToSomebody

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Fatty, Flavorful 400-Day Aged Steak Is Delicious (Video)

Jealous much? You will be after watching dude eat the world’s most expensive steak. A different kind of Eye Candy. MEAT CANDY #SlobberSlurp</strong>

This week on The Meat Show, professional carnivore Nick Solares visits Mu Ramen in Long Island City, to eat a steak that has been dry-aged for 400 days. Watch to see if chef Joshua Smookler’s funky, fatty experiment pays off as Solares samples it sous vide, over sushi rice, and even raw.
– Eater

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The Titanic’s Final Mystery: What Really Caused The Unsinkable Ship To Sink? (Documentary Trailer)

Somewhere between that ‘not even God could sink this ship’ braggadocious blasphemy and somebody drunk or sleep on post… that’s my guess for what tore up the Titanic. I mean, come on maaaan, icebergs are big af and pretty slow, right? Cannot sell me on that it-came-outta-nowhere guff!

Get a sneak peek of the new scientific evidence that will blow apart the myths and forever change the way you look at the Titanic tragedy.
– Smithsonian Channel

Another great documentary you can find on Netflix and the Smithsonian Channel, of course.

TITANIC’S FINAL MYSTERY (NETFLIX)

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Eye Candy: Ariansas Jones (Video)

Gotta tilt your head to see, but Ariansas Jones is Honey that belongs on the top shelf no doubt! Look at the vid above and follow the link to her lit Gram (below) to do ya ‘research’ and judge for self. Plus bonus, after the jump, get a look at a clip showcasing this beauty’s quirky sense of humor. Her so SILLY! Haaaa!

(Shout to to photographer Ralph Lenard aka DaMan WithDaPlan playing the background and playing down Ariansas’ shout out while she is playing on her smartphone before the shoot.)

MORE ARIANSAS JONES ON INSTAGRAM

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Fashion: What Young M.A Is Shopping For?

…hair still frizzy… This hair been jumping up and down on stage. This hair been getting it popping in the bedroom!
Young M.A

Know how the popular rapper is trying to look the flyest? Not M.A’s style. At all. Not going too far to LOOK fly. Young M.A would rather keep it plain and BE fly. But she does give some insight on how she shops for her comfort-meets-sly-fly style in the clip. Check it out above.

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The PlayList (DJ Jazzy Jeff et. al.) – “1995” feat. Glenn Lewis [Video]

Yeah. It seems only right that DJ Jazzy Jeff’s PlayList Retreats bear smooth tasty fruit like this. A taste of the full plate “Chasing Goosebumps.” So so dope! The soulful singing of Glenn Lewis over a R&B’d out track. Perfect.

(More on The PlayList after the jump.)

THE PLAYLIST – CHASING GOOSEBUMPS FEAT. GLENN LEWIS (ALBUM)

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Freshco Shares Memories of Working with The Notorious B.I.G. (Video)

For those who don’t know: Freshco (aka Shawn Conrad) is FIRE on a mic! I’ll post my all-time fav joint from him after the jump. But for now, take my word if you have no other reason to care. Then click play and consider that Biggie mostly worked with microphone masters back in the day. And he wanted to put something down with Freshco. That ought to tell you something!

But let me tell you something… Freshco has a previously unreleased track featuring himself and the Notorious B.I.G.! However, the lionshare of Freshco’s talk is about memories of B.I.G., not that track.

Come back with me to 1993 when Biggie and I met and did some music together. Before the Tupac beef. Before the King of New York.
Shawn Conrad

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Fashawn – “Mother AmeriKKKa” (Prod. By Hecktik x Jukebawks) [Video]

Nice visuals. We finally get to ‘see’ what Fashawn is saying on his track “Mother Amerikkka” above.

FASHAWN – MOTHER AMERIKKKA (PROD. BY HECKTIK X JUKEBAWKS)

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Kool G Rap Speaks On Mumble Rap, His Album & Tour, And Respect For Sean Price (Video)

I don’t think much of mumble rap, I don’t think highly of it…so many things that young cats are doing have nothing to do with the roots of where this thing started from.
Kool G Rap

Ah! This clip might sting a bit. See, Kool G Rap gets around to [more than] inferring that the surge in popularity of “mumble rap” is the listeners’ fault! Come on… There is a song called “Peek A Boo”… A cat is out here getting MAJOR check from a song called “Peek A Boo.”

Yeah. That’s where we are with the rap that the masses love out here today.

Damn.

(But hey, that new Kool G Rap is LOADED with features from LYRICISTS though… including Sean Price!)

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Save The Date: The ‘Eclipse Across America’ Occurs On August 21st (Trailer)

Just imagine back when eclipses were ‘magical’ events, mysteries that caused anxiety in the hearts of all around when they happened unexpectedly. But not today, we predict when they are coming… even tell you how to get the best look at them… But this ‘Eclipse Across America’ is one of those that still might cause a ‘stir’ within even the most experienced observers of eclipses.

On August 21st, as the Earth, Moon and Sun align, a total solar eclipse will blaze a brilliant path across the continental United States. For millions, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make the most of it with our new exclusive 4-part series, where we reveal the best way to watch, dive deep into the science, and explore the high-tech experiments ready to capture the event.
– CuriosityStream

Watch the trailer for this documentary mini-series.

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Get Ready Sonequa Martin-Green, Starring In The New ‘Star Trek’ Series This Fall (Series Trailer)


Watch the explosive trailer for the next chapter of the Star Trek franchise. Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24th on CBS All Access.

I hope you haven’t sleeping on Sonequa Martin-Green, esp. when she was on Talking Dead, as a guest talking about her role on AMC’s The Walking Dead. She’d be dressed up and made up like WHOA! – in direct contrast to her necessarily understated look on TWD. Well, she is far from dusty on her new show Star Trek: Discovery, though they still play down her beauty (you see it though).

Her ‘death’ on TWD did not hit fans as hard as ‘losing’ other characters because they knew Sonequa would be okay joining an ‘enterprise’ like the Star Trek franchise (see what we did there?). This dope trailer is just more evidence supporting how great this next chapter in the Star Trek lore is gonna be!

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