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Nile Rodgers At The National Museum Of African American Music’s 2018 Legends Gala (Video)

I’m happy to see an incredible institution being built to pay homage and honor to our unique American art form.

Words from a dude that was there, before Hip-Hop THEN through its beginnings. DOPE! But… answer the man… WHY was it so HOT? Hahaaa!

Music Icon Nile Rodgers talks with DJ BLAK MAGIC about how he handled The Sugar Hill Gang sampling his song Good Times and how he feels about being honored by the National Museum of African American Music at their 2018 Legends Gala.

Did you know there was Sugar Hill Gang v. Nile Rodgers beef like that though? They squashed it, and made money, and J. Prince wasn’t even involved. We think (wink).

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Jay Morrison Speaks On The Tulsa Real Estate Fund IPO (Video)

Okay, so Vlad TV is giving tube time to Jay Morrison to speak on the Tulsa Real Estate Fund. Interesting.

Jay Morrison returns to VladTV to talk about finances within the urban community. His previous video reached over 400k views! In this clip, Morrison elaborates on starting his own IPO, working with the SEC, and starting the Tulsa Real Estate Fund. He says that his mission is focused on the “everyday person.” Watch the interview above.
DJ Vlad

Got more info on Jay and the Fund after the jump. Full disclosure: We are all in and all over this. Time to collectivize and monetize. We’ve been waiting on that promised 40-acres-and-a-mule for way too long fam… way too long!
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Notes From Nipsey Hussle: Being a Self-Made Millionaire (Video)

The music is his art. The clothing store business is his art. Neighborhood Nip’s legit spit about being a self-made and staying true AND paid… That’s a FACT n!gga.

(So goes the lyric, he is NOTHING like these other rap ninjas!)

Andrew Medal sits with rapper Nipsey Hussle to discuss how gang life catapulted his success, his latest album Victory Lap, his various businesses including a blockchain specific startup.
– Entrepreneur

NIPSEY HUSSLE – VICTORY LAP (ALBUM)

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Check Out This New Investigative Documentary Series On Netflix, “Dirty Money” (Trailer)

Man oh, man… This isn’t even art imitating life, rather a [Netflix] video series reporting it. We pretty much assume that big businesses and “Dirty Money” (that ‘anything for a buck’ mentality) go hand-in-hand, right? Well, these stories – teased in the episode trailer above – should not surprise you. The first episode is on Volkswagen… supposed to mean the “People’s Car” in German… yeah, but which “people” (probably ‘The 1%’) is it really ‘for’?

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A Business Meeting With Gary Vaynerchuk And YG (Video)

We all know by now that Gary Vaynerchuk is very Hip-Hop adjacent. Very attuned to the happenings in music and media of the culture, as part of his work and as an evolving individual. It comes out in his sit-down with YG. Check it out.

Loved getting to sit down with YG to discuss what he has going on with all of his new projects – 4hunnid and Stay Dangerous.
GaryVee

And of course, Gary is gonna drop some jewels and share knowledge in the video above.

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Food: What’s In ‘Your Daily Bread’? (Video)

“The bread you’re buying isn’t actually real bread.”
Zooey Deschanel

So, I could file this under Activism. But it’s about our food. And I know if you like your white bread (I do), this may not make you think, “No more of that sh!t for me.” However, we should KNOW what we are eating… what choices we are making. It’s similar to the GMO debate. Whether you think that kind of food is “bad” or not, you should KNOW it’s there, so you can make an INFORMED choice.

You know what… this is going under Activism, too.

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Expert Cryptocurrency Investor Ian Balina Speaks On Initial Coin Offerings And Token Metrics (Video)

Got another vid from the cryptocurrency guru Ian Balina. Have you gotten in on this yet? Whether you have or not, lean in. Watch and learn.

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Dan Aykroyd Speaks On The Scene That Makes “Trading Places” One Of The Best ‘American Business’ Movies Of All Time (Video)

Was watching “Trading Places” a few days ago for the 1,234,678th time. Today while working I ran across this interview with Dan Akroyd about the film that we felt everyone should peep. If you are too young to have seen the classic movie “Trading Places” we posted the full film courtesy of youtube after the jump…..

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Diary Of A Cryptocurrency Made Man: Ian Balina (Video)

I first started investing in Cryptocurrencies early 2017. I didn’t know much in the beginning but one of the first people I started to follow on IG, twitter, & youtube was Ian Balina. It’s still not too late for people to get involved in Cryptocurrencies.

Introducing Diary of a Made Man, my video diary of my journey in life and in cryptocurrency investing. Get an inside look at the grind, and all the key people and events in the cryptocurrency market. Really excited to share this journey with you all. I believe sharing perspectives like this will help cryptos reach more mainstream adoption.
Ian Balina

More after the jump, including behind the scenes video.

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New Ways To Get Started In The Stock Market With The RobinHood App (Video)

Use our code to get started in the RobinHood App & get some FREE stock! More info and video below and after the jump.

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Nipsey Hussle Is An Entrepreneur & Hip-Hop Artist, In That Order (Video)

To me, a starving artist is uncomfortable.
Nipsey Hussle

BOOOOOM!

All the faithful fam on here already know that Nip Hussle is about his BUSINESS(es)… see here for example. Dude is seemingly the epitome of laid-back in his demeanor though; like he doesn’t chase bread because he stays busy making it.

Watch the interview clip above.

@ojones1

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Technology/Gaming: Learn To Make Car Repairs In Virtual Reality (Video)

Perhaps not an age-old question, but a cool one to answer: “Can I learn to fix race cars without risking damage to something expensive (like a car, or myself)?” “Oh wait, follow up, I don’t have a car, garage or tools of my own; does that matter much?. Oh, and wait, do I have to get ‘dirty’ and stuff?” Hahaaa!

Fix your car…in VR!

It’s time to get your car ready for racing without getting your hands dirty. “Wrench” is an indie game for virtual reality that lets players assemble photorealistic components for a custom race car. Players diagnose problems with their speed machines and try to fix them.

The game is still in development, and the developers say it won’t include any driving simulation either.

– Vocativ

Well, there’s your answer!

@ojones1

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Dope Conversation Between Mark Cuban & Uncle Snoop (Video)

It’s love-hate with me with Mark Cuban… It was love until he went in with all that Pittsburgh Steeler fandom. Now, I have no beef with the Steelers, for the most part, but in the 70s (what Cuban’s gushing about)… they kept the Houston Oilers out of the Super Bowl. And I am an OILER fan for LIFE!

Earl Campbell, Bum Phillips, Oilers. Shout to my FAMILY, cornerback Ezekiel “Zeke” Moore, Oilers. Billy “White Shoes” Johnson went to the Atlanta Falcons, so I watched the Falcons for a while, Oilers. Jerry Glanville used to coach the Falcons and I swore the Durty Bird jerseys turned baby blue, Oilers.

Yeah, I love the OILERS (not the Titans, not the Texans, old school Houston)! And the Steelers did not. Dammit!

*Sigh* But Mean Joe Green was a mean muddah suckah though. And the Eye Candy is cute (a bit “confused” but hella cute). Okay, the Cuban episode gets a pass Snoop.

@ojones1

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Technology: Norwegian Prototype Autonomous, All-Elelectric Ship To Launch In 2018 (Video)

Yes, the Yara Birkeland is all-electric. And autonomous, so no human crew required. Shipping overseas without the pollution, muss, or fuss. Sign us up! Even the ones who don’t want it. Sign them up, too!

(Cost of the new ships = $25 million each. Saving the planet and the lives of potential crew members = Priceless!)

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Business/Technology: In China, People Usually Carry Less Than $15 In Their Pockets… But NEVER Leave Home Without Their Smartphones (Video)

Got that “Making Moves With Puff” (Craig Mack) playing in the mental for some reason. Something about the headline maybe. Haaaaa, bwoooyyy!

Buuuut, for real, they DON’T gotta get the cash nowadays. See how China is already in the future? Cash is already dead in China. They pay for EVERYTHING with their phones. Cash is NOT king, unlike in the States. They don’t even do credit/debit cards. Even chipping off money to the homeless… all digital, with the phone, homie. Watch!

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RIP Hugh Hefner (Video)

Hugh Hefner. Playboy Magazine (and related enterprises) founder and mogul… All around player and lover of life… and young ladies (no hate, at all)… has passed at the age of 91… at the Playboy Mansion… of natural causes. A peaceful end to a remarkable life!

Actually, something about the way we saw him live, makes his passing from this mortal plane a bit less painful, doesn’t it? Forever in chill mode, cool parties, packed with the hottest people. A mag loaded with ‘unwrapped’ Eye Candy (that we actually did read for the articles… sometimes). So dope a player, that being his girlfriend took ‘girls from next door’ to Entertainment Television (E!) stardom (shout to Kendra Wilkinson).

And you know how we sometimes struggle to find noble things to say about the departed? Not even a struggle with Hugh Hefner. Black people like 1990 Playboy Playmate of the Year Reneé Tenison and legendary entrepreneur/activist/comic Dick Gregory will likely tell you about how Hefner was a player in a different way in life… hiring Black performers and integrating his Clubs (risking the business in some regions of the country). Yep, Hef was an impact player in the struggle for Civil Rights, a de facto activist, too.

Gonna miss you Hef. Thanks for the good times and good works. And farewell.

#RIPHughHefner

@ojones1

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What Have You Heard About iPhone 8? Well, Here’s The Real Scoop (Video)

Even if you have never camped out in line to be among the first to get the new ‘you fancy huh?’ phone, this clip should let you understand why iPhone fanatics did. And this iPhone 8 though. That look, that sleek ‘body’ and it being so ‘just for you’ it knows you by touch (as in Touch ID)… Wow!

The phone’s release day is tomorrow. For those who are still undecided, too bad we couldn’t hear Siri’s voice to seal the deal. Hahaha!

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Ray Allen Knows His Move From Boston To Miami Was Hard On The Fans. But Management & Teammates, They Should Understand… It Was Business (Video)

Plain talk from former Celtics standout Ray Allen. Here he is in Shanghai, telling his side of the story. In essence, he is letting viewers & fans know that it wasn’t him wanting to leave Boston, it was the Celtics… not doing what it took to keep him there. No beef with nobody on his side, even though some folks apparently reeeeally had HEAT for him for taking his talents to South Beach.

Ray Allen spoke in an exclusive interview with Tencent’s Lisa Hsu about the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Paul Pierce and being a champion. Tencent, ESPN’s partner in China, is hosting its annual Super Penguin Basketball Celebrity Game in Shanghai.
– ESPN

Makes some good points in this interview. Pro sports is BUSINESS, not personal. And there is NO loyalty. The Celts could have dropped Allen, and that would be that; not a tear shed.

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Sneaker Shopping With Meek Mill (Video)

Meek Mill’s don’t-call-it-a-comeback is coming along just fine. Through the beef with Drizzy, dealing with the Remy-vs-Nicki fallout… Philly’s son stood tall on his own two feet through it all. Never fake. Real, from head to toe. Right down to his shoes. Speaking of which…

Meek Mill goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods, and talks about looking up to Allen Iverson and moving on past his Puma deal.
– Complex

@ojones1

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Atlanta Fans Are Excited About The New Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Video)

Falcon Fans, college football fans, fans of spectacle… REJOICE! And witness opening day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Complete with attendee comments and cute cheerleaders. Now all that’s left is the Florida State vs. Alabama baptism next weekend.

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