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Too $hort – “Go $hort Dog” (Video)

Been ballin. Been a pimp. Been swimmin’ in ya main women… and still has had time to drop a few platinum plates to date. Been a wild ride for Too $hort, and he ain’t done yet. Well, “Go $hort Dog” (get ’em)!! Off “The Pimp Tape.”

Look at the ‘scrapbook’ in this vid though. Wow. Just. Wow.


– @ojones1

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Chip – “Fire In The Booth” (4th Freestyle) [Video]

Been keeping an eye on the ‘Fire In The Booth’ freestyles since Drake blessed that. Looks like Charlie Sloth got more fire, more fire, mo’ fi-yaaah! Apparently, this is far from the first time that Chip has been there. Shows. This one’s pretty dope.

Chip’s 4th Fire in the Booth with Charlie Sloth on Radio 1 & 1Xtra.


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From The Writer/Director Of “Moonlight,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” Comes To Theaters This Fall (Trailer)

Oh maaann, this looks like a heartwrenching, emotional rollercoaster type drama… one well worth watching when it hits theaters. Starting to feel like Black movies (films with Black people in front of and behind the camera) are hitting a good flow. No need to ask us to ‘support’ or ‘give it a chance’ when they come out nowadays because they are just great stories. Hands down.

Trust love all the way.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. In theaters Fall 2018.
– Annapurna Pictures

And this trailer is teasing the story told in James Baldwin’s novel, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” A story of Black love, struggle, and trying to get and keep a young family together in racially charged Harlem in the 1970s. Helmed by Barry Jenkins, doing his first film since “Moonlight.”

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The Real Lives Of Real Life Sex Workers (Documentary)

Well done and done in a respectful way. Sometimes investigative journalists embed with subjects and get overly intrusive without at least building with them, ‘earning’ the right to pry, so to speak. But VICE always seems to get it right. Probably why they consistently turn out great documentary content.

Photographer Lindsay Irene travels to Toronto to shoot with a variety of sex workers in their homes with the goal of increasing the understanding of who they are.

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Eye Candy: Shawty Red (Video)

Not much to tell about Shawty Red in this clip. We don’t even get her IG. But what Ralph the photographer does get from her will haunt your dreams #DatAzzTho #Wowzerrrs


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Miami’s Luxury Car Hustle: Hey Player, You Can Rent ‘That Life’ For A While (Documentary)

Some say, “Fake it ’til you make it.” Then others may ask, “Why not put that money into actually making it?” Well, the guys running the luxury rental biz seem to actually be making it (money) from those who rent fancy cars to ‘fake it.’

“The car business, in general, is a tough business. The car rental business, even more so. Anybody who finds out they can make money and drive a Ferrari, I mean, they’re diving in head first,” says Matt Cruz, owner of MVP Exotic Rentals, a legitimate luxury car rental business based in Miami. But when everybody wants to be a celebrity, how to you tell the difference between faking it and making it? The game is finesse, and with the allure of getting behind the wheel of the world’s most expensive cars, who wouldn’t want to play? In a world where likes and fame can be bought and the filtered facade of Instagram reigns supreme, VICE meets some of the legit — and the not-so-legit — players that cater luxury car rentals to the biggest rappers, athletes, and celebrities of the moment.

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What Happens When A Fan Finally Catches Up To ‘Ghost’ (Video)

Hahaaa! He went from Omari to “Ghost” real quick! The fan quickly got ‘learnt a lesson’… It might not be ‘just a show’ but it is definitely not a game! #ChokedHimOut #WithPOWER

(Watch right to the end! They got to an understanding real quick. Dude pushed Omari’s button, and Omari pushed his. HILARIOUS!)


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Food: The Story Behind The Garlic Crab And Mac-N-Cheese At Nana’s Seafood & Soul (Video)

Several references to Gullah Geechee style cooking and cuisine in this. Charlamange Tha God (of NYC’s Breakfast Club Morning Radio Show) talks up that culinary tradition on occasion as a Carolina native. The history is interesting (found a write-up on Zagat, linked here)… and the food looks delicious! Foodie road trip anyone?

Mother and son Carolyn & Kenyatta McNeil of Nana’s Seafood-Soul Takeout restaurant, have taken traditional soul food dishes and spiced things up.
– Dish


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The Miami Style Gods Speak On The Rush And The Danger Of Doing Street Grafitti In Miami (Documentary)

Wow. Right from the start, the dude calls his graf ‘vandalism’… NOT art. But still seems driven about it. Real out there in the streets about the spray game; folks can get shot for real (or worse). VICE investigates.

All across Miami, you’ll find countless tags done by MSG—the Miami Style Gods, a graffiti crew that’s been around since the early 90s. And two decades later, they’re still bombing as many walls, highway signs, bridges, billboards, and abandoned buildings as they can find.

VICE met up with members of the crew—who believe their trade is vandalism, not art—to find out why they’re so dedicated to a trade that makes no money and is often dangerous, from altercations with the cops to dangling over busy highways.


And this is about more than graf, though that is life to these guys; it’s life in the streets.

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Science Fiction: A Planetary ‘Scavenger’ Comes Across NASA’s Voyager I Satellite Launched In 1977 (Short Film)

Interesting. Thinking that Gene Rodenberry’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” did something similar waaaay back in the day. This looks to be a very update take, certainly it’s own flick though.

And if you recognize the filmmaker Raphael Rogers as the one who did the “Beyond” short film we posted on here a good while back, kudos and a salute to you!

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Jay Electronica x Yasiin Bey – “Exhibit A” (Remix) [Live Performance] (Video)

If you are a true Hip-Hop head, to say Jay Electronica and Yasiin Bey performed together is enough. So that’s all we’re saying. In case you are not [yet] a head… go ask someone who is to join you as you watch this.

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R&B: Lloyd – “Excited” (Video)

Great song and video! Channeling every bit of that jammy-jam smoking hot dance track energy, and got some Honeyz in the vid (even some guys in there for you lady to look at in case she sneaks up on you while watching). Off Lloyd’s recently-released album (linked below).


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T.I. – “Jefe” feat. Meek Mill (Video)

‘Jefe’ in English means ‘Boss.’ You knew that, right? And once you found out that T.I. and Meek Mill hopped on a track together with a title like that, you knew they ‘bossed’ up on it, right?

Well, they did!

(Do matadors walk out to a bullfight to music? Because they should consider this joint for an entrance theme if they do. Banger!)



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Barack Obama Is Campaigning For Your Vote This November. And It Is More Important Than Ever (Video)

Heart jumped when you read the title, right? Well, of course, President Obama is not running for the White House; the November vote having no bearing on the U.S. Presidency at all. However, he does want every American to vote this Fall. And he tells you why it is so important to do so; even though it is not for him, or for a new President… It is for YOU!

If you still don’t think the midterms will affect you, Barack Obama is back to spell out just how important they are.
– NowThis Opinions

Especially reaching out to the youngest voters. So many did not show at the polls.


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KeShay Love – “Breathless” (Prod. By Prince “BlkMagic” Damons) [Video]

Smoldering hotness from KeShay Love. Rolling out with the girls, into the nightlife, and coming back with that dude to tuck her in. Score one for a woman’s right to end the night right! No hate.

(Well, no hate, but a bit of jealousy at dude getting to get with the sexy thick Lady Love and make her “Breathless” all night.



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Marvel Introduces A New ‘Captain’ To The Universe (Trailer)

Whoooooaaaa! That looks like it’s gonna be DOPE!

That should be the tagline for almost every Marvel Comic Universe film. Including this one, “Captain Marvel.” Watch the trailer, and have your own reaction to, for Marvel Studios’ latest, in theaters March 8, 2019.

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Eminem – “Lucky You” feat. Joyner Lucas (Video)

Move out the way and let Joyner EAT! Oh, don’t feel like moving? Eminem… MOVE ON ‘EM! Now on the other hand, if you are an emcee that knows better and does better, “Lucky You.” Off Em’s latest album.


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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Smif N Wessun (Video)

Not like they don’t belong on this forum. They do. Just did not expect to see them featured in their own Tiny Desk Concert. Very glad Smif-N-Wessun are though!

Brooklyn-bred Hip-Hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser. Their music, inspired by their gritty and pre-gentrified Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville neighborhoods, offers the vocabulary of veterans who survived the grimy streets. These original members of the Duck Down Records group Boot Camp Clik represent quintessential ’90s true-school Hip-Hop from the bedrock, when Timberland boots were standard issue. Backing Steele and Tek for the first time is D.C.’s own Black Alley band.
Abby O’Neill, NPR Music

(That “One Time” they wrapped with sounds extra nice.)

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Final Season For Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” (Trailer)

Somewhere between numbing pain caused by the loss of Sean Price and the recent demise of Mac Miller lies the feeling of continued mourning for late travel & food enthusiast Anthony Bourdain. Got his final season’s trailer here, featuring his voice. Might wanna grab a tissue and some water before you press play. Things might get emotional hearing his voice one more time…

(Comedian W. Kamau Bell’s comments really bring it home, too.)

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Comedian Katt Williams Speaks On Undeserved Fame Of Some Comedians And Roasts Co-Host Wanda Smith (Video)

On V-103’s Frank and Wanda In The Morning, Emmy-winning actor/comedian Katt Williams lit up the airwaves, sharing nuclear-hot takes on some of today’s top comedians, including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Jerrod Carmichael, and Hannibal Buress. Watch as Williams calls some ugly, questions others’ talents, and suggests that race and colorism play roles in who Hollywood hires and why.

Yeah yeah. All that… but that’s not what made this thing go viral. When co-host Wanda Smith jumped over the fence and got in the middle of the melee. That’s when Katt’s scattered shots found focus. He got off all the other comedians and fanned all flame on Wanda. Too-hot-for-radio flames. So hot that [reportedly] the Smith men (her husband and sons) found Katt at a comedy club later and pulled a GUN on dude.

Wow. File this under ‘sticks and stones may break bones BUT HOW ABOUT WORDS ALMOST GETTING A COMIC SHOT OVER DISSING A MAN’S WIFE ON AIR!?

Watch. But only if you can stand the HEAT! Katt goes IN… smooth & vicious like. That said, he does make some good points…

(Hit the jump to see what Tiffany Haddish had to say via Twitter.)

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