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How Producer Scott Storch Made Millions Of Dollars And Squandered His Fortune (Documentary)

Nothing like a morning jaunt, and a joint, with the dogs. Ahhhh, the life of Scott Storch… now. It hasn’t always been sunshine and roses for the super-producer. Yep, this half-hour Vevo documentary covers a lot of that life. And what a life it has been thus far!

There are few music careers like that of Scott Storch. The esteemed producer-songwriter made his initial mark in Philly as a key member of The Roots. A great start, but just the beginning of a wild ride to the top. Storch’s way with crafting hooks and shaping melodies, as well as his knack of being in the right place at the right time, brought him to Cali, where the inspired keyboardist began shaping the sound of pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B, working with an array of artists that stretch from Dr. Dre and Beyoncé to 50 Cent to Christina Aguilera. The hits rolled in, the money stacked up, and creativity exploded. A big chunk of the 2000’s best music has Storch’s name on it. Then, through a string of drug troubles and monetary woes, he dropped out of sight for a decade. It was the music’s loss. Now he’s back in action, and our intimate profile ‘Still Storch’ paints a portrait of a man who’s seen it all and is still cranking out great tracks. These days his studio hosts artists such as French Montana, Chris Brown, A$AP Ferg as well as talented newcomers like Kyle and Thutmose. A victory come-back. For Hip-Hop fans, ‘Still, Storch’ is a must-see mini-doc, an extended look at talent, addiction, and an unyielding passion for artistry.
– Vevo

Maaaan, just hearing him play bits from all the mega-hit beats he did… whew!

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Royce da 5’9 Speaks On His Early Influences And Good Advice He Has Received (Video)

Gotta give it up, ‘it’ being credit where credit is due, even in your interview. Royce knows that and shows that giving props is good in Hip-Hop.

Exclusive interview with Detroit based rap artist Royce da 5’9, where you’ll hear about Early Impact Of Eminem Word Mechanics & advice given to him about money from Dr. Dre.
– 247HH.com

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Boots Riley Speaks On His Movie “Sorry To Bother You” As A Commentary On The Evils Inherent In Corporate America (Video)

You might remember rapper Ice Cube saying that John Singleton encouraged him to pen his first movie script, “Friday,” telling him that if he could write rhymes he could write for movies. Well, Boots Riley – poet, songwriter, and rapper (best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup) throws his hat in the ring with the already critically -acclaimed film “Sorry To Bother You.”

See Boots talk about his movie that has Lakeith Stanfield code-switching and climbing the corporate ladder at an evil telemarketing company, ultimately discovering a secret that threatens all of humankind.

Two-parter. Start up top. Continue after the jump.

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Snoop Dogg Welcomes Mario Lopez To The GGN News Desk (Video)

Mario Lopez loves being a host the most. But on GGN, he’s gotta fall back and let The DoggFather host him.

On the latest episode of GGN, Lopez stopped by the studio to sit down with Uncle Snoop, where the duo discussed longevity in the world of entertainment, the difference between acting and hosting, the financial benefits of cloning, and what if feels like to get recognized by other legendary actors (“I was like, ‘Dang, Al Pacino, Tony Montana, how do you know who I am?! That tripped me out.’”)
– Westfest TV

Noticing something. I think this is the second non-smoking guest Snoop has had on GGN (as Stephen A. Smith did not light up either). You know the lanes Mario travels do not allow for smoking *wink*

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Why Is Action Bronson’s Face Shaved? (Video)

Well, ‘Bam-Bam goes beardless’ is the headline, but he talks about other stuff: the World Cup, a new brew (Stillwater Artisanal beer), possibly some new music, definitely “F*** That’s Delicious,” and being in a forthcoming Robert Dinero film!

Action Bronson has a brand new look! The rapper is now walking around with a shaved face. Wait til you hear the crazy story behind it.
– Hot 97

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Theo Rossi On His Early Grind, How His Experiences Still Affect Him Now, Luke Cage & Hip-Hop

…and it don’t stop.

But duuude! Start listening to Theo Rossi aka ‘Shades’ (from Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix) in this interview … like lean in around the 20-minute mark #WhatTheGrindRequires #Authenticity

Actor Theo Rossi sat down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss his journey, Hip-Hop & his role in Luke Cage which is available now on Netflix.
– Hot 97

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Michael B. Jordan Vs. The World’s Hottest Hot Wings (Video)

Yeah, he took T’Challa down for the crown, but will Killmonger be able to take down these hot wings before they kill him?? We’ll see…

Movie star Michael B. Jordan has the Midas touch with roles—from cult favorites like The Wire and Friday Night Lights, to films like Creed and Black Panther, the actor seems to only get better with age. But how is he with hot food? Find out as MBJ battles through the wings of death, opening up about his hangouts with Jay Z, his 7-11 snack hacks, and more as he succumbs to the Scovilles.
– Hot Ones

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Sexy Charmaine Johnise Of ‘Black Ink Crew’ Is Not A Fighter, But Haters Stay Trying To Fight Her On The Show (Video)

I don’t even watch ‘Black Ink’ and did not know who Charmaine Johnise was… but DAMN! Saw the video suggested in the YouTube margin. That freeze frame of Charmaine, looking sexy AF, had to put this up!

Charmaine Johnise On ‘Black Ink Crew Chicago,’ Toxic Relationships, Proposing + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

MORE CHARMAINE JONHISE ON INSTAGRAM

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Rah Digga And Lord Jamar Sit Down With Two Of Philly’s Finest: RJ Payne & Mad Squablz (Video)

‘Lyrics Matter’ esp. in this episode! Mad Squablz is someone I have been following for quite some time… and dude got BARZ for yards and yards! He and RJ Payne are on the Godcast repping Philly well.

In an era when it seems that so-called “mumble” rap is thriving and lyricism is on the critically endangered list, Lord Jamar and Rah Digga welcome to the Yanadameen Godcast two of Philly’s finest spitters in RJ Payne and Mad Squablz. Find out how both artists got into Hip-Hop and honed their skills, then turn the volume all the way up as they drop absolute fire on solo freestyles before closing out with an unrehearsed back-to-back which will have you reaching for the fire extinguisher!
– Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar & Rah Digga

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Rah Digga, Lord Jamar, And Godfrey Get Into A Real Independence Day Conversation (Trailer)

Another ep of “Yanadameen.” Godfrey is a frequenter over on VladTV, as is Lord Jamar. Jamar gets up with the brother and brings him onto the Godcast. Got it!

Rah Digga puts a series of topical questions to Lord Jamar and Godfrey to get their thoughts in typically raw and unfiltered fashion. The first talking point is the protestor who scaled the Statue of Liberty in protest against President Trump’s hardline immigration policies; Godfrey praises the actions of the protestor but takes a moment to call out Mexicans for their anti-Black racism and highlight the fact that they’re getting their wake-up call now with Trump in office. Rah Digga also asks about the incident between Dame Dash and Lee Daniels over a 2 MILLION DOLLAR loan/investment. Was it right for Dame to step to Daniels like this?
– Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar & Rah Digga

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In The Game For Years, Kid Capri Lets Us Know That There Are Rules To This (Video)

It’s the Kiiiiid Capri! If you know the bro, you know how to yell out the name. And if you know a young’n who is not up on Kid, sit ’em down and school ’em with this interview. Plus, learn some goings on about Capri you might not know. I did…

Kid Capri Breaks Down Funk Flex Beef And The Unwritten Rules Of DJing
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

Fair warning: Kid keeps it cordial, but very real about how he feels! Feelings might get hurt.

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Lie Detector: Wiz Khalifa (Video)

So according to this, he’s a good breather (bet you know what he ‘breathes’ in a lot *wink*), good at being calm, and good at ‘snitching on himself’… Hahaaa! Well, the polygraph will do that.

Wiz Khalifa takes a lie detector test for Vanity Fair. Does he really spend $10K a month on weed? Who smokes more, Wiz Khalifa or Snoop Dogg? Does he like Biggie more than Tupac? Does he believe in free will?
– Vanity Fair

Great questions for this forum. But a whole lot more elaboration/conversation than a real lie-detector test. I know. Trust.

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Ice Cube Talks About ‘Big3’ Season 2 & Passing His White House Invitation To Partner Michael Rapaport (Video)

For some reason, EVERY time I see Ice Cube I hear MC Serch rap, “Would use the F-word, but Ice Cube got the copyright…”

Well, though I’m sure Cube will still drop an F-bomb, he just doesn’t seem like that dude to me anymore. And that’s a good thing, because he’s so much more to the community: emcee, actor, producer/director/filmmaker, entrepreneur, and Big3 founder!

Ice Cube On Big3 & Why He Wants To ‘Kill The G.O.A.T.’
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

I’m slipping though. Didn’t know that Big3 season 2 was already here. As an emcee we all admire would say of that, “Once again it’s on!”

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Recently Elected U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Ready To Take On Any ‘Trumpsters’ (Video)

Ha! President Trump and his ilk might not be ready for Alé From The Block.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Donald Trump might both be from New York City, but she doesn’t think he knows to deal with a girl from the Bronx.
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

And ahhh… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described Democratic Socialist (just posted about that affiliation here).

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You Must Learn: What Is Democratic Socialism? (Video)

KRS said it: YOU MUST LEARN. At least for yourself, and not fall victim to others’ spin on taboo words like ‘socialism’ (because propaganda). ‘To stay on course means to ROLL WITH FORCE!’ So. Don’t come for Ana. At least not on Democratic Socialism. You will get schooled, which is good; but that slick dissing they try will fail.

Ana went on HLN and schooled a Conservative pundit on what Democratic Socialism really is.
– The Young Turks

Ana Kasparian is DONE with being Ms. Nice Woman #MicDrop

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Freeway Speaks On The Struggle, On And Off The Mic (Video)

Ever since hearing that “Fear Of A Free Planet” single “Wasted” though… when he proclaimed that he was ‘on the list’ and ‘that kidney on the way’… I root even more for Philly Freezer. And I lean in for everything he is putting out out here. Facts.

That good word of goodwill might not ever get back to brother Free, but that’s my full disclosure and you can tell him I said it. Get back to full power soon, Freeway. Good interview.

Freeway Opens Up About Dealing With Kidney Disease During The Making Of His Latest Project
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Joel Embiid Vs. The World’s Hottest Hot Wings (Video)

Joel Embiid. NBA All-Star. Philly Sixer fan favorite. Savage slam dunker and an even more savage Twitter fiend. Sure, he makes it hot for opponents on-court and online. But can he go hard to the body with these hot wings? We’ll see…

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‘Tasha’ & ‘Tommy’ Talk About Season 5 Of The Starz Original Series “Power” (Video)

Wow, Angela Yee, sistas out here suffering PTSD from these dudes cheating on them?? Ooookay. But on to the biz: ‘POWER’ RETURNS SUNDAY!! Watch sexy azz Naturi and crazy azz Joseph talk it up.

Naturi Naughton & Joseph Sikora Talk ‘Power’ Season 5, Most Hated Characters + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Young Buck Speaking On Starting Rapping As A Teen And The Winding Road He Took To Join 50 Cent’s Team (Video)

So, for those not knowing, Buck was at Cash Money’s doorstep before getting down with G-G-G-G-Unit! Stayed cool with Juvenile the whole while. And that dealing eventually led to 50 Cent. Young Buck shares some interesting backstory and insights in this interview.

Young Buck On Relationship With 50 Cent, Ca$h Money, Talks New Music + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

Jevenile was on Death Row at one time though? Wow…

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Willie D (Of Geto Boys) Shares Some Stories From Back In The Day [Video]

If you thought Willie D’s raps were crazy back in the day, man, check out this interview! Some of that crazy rhyming had to be driven by what he was experiencing at the time.

Cory Mo sits down with LEGEND Willie D of the Geto Boys & talks about classic Public Enemy tour stories, Almost Shooting Flava Flav, first meeting Pimp C, & How they reacted to Bushwick Bill getting shot in the eye & much much more…
– CountryRapTunes

LISTEN: FULL HOUR-LONG INTERVIEW OF WILLIE D (COUNTRY RAP TUNES RADIO)

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