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Updated: 2012-03-28T14:59:13.188-07:00

 



SIGN TRAYVON MARTIN PETITION!!!

2012-03-28T14:52:42.124-07:00

On February 26, our son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old.  Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering our son.  Trayvon was our hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone. When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed. It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice. Please join us in calling on Angela Corey, Florida's 4th District State's Attorney, to investigate my son's murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin. Click to sign the Trayvon Martin petition!!! [...]



Introducing The Smooth Grooves of Curtis Fields

2012-03-20T16:38:54.339-07:00

allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KN19jEbz7Tw" width="560"> Curtis Fields is a 25 year old eccentric, emerging singer/songwriter andmulti-instrumental musician with a beautiful blend of sounds influencedfrom the soul-stirring melodies of past and present Soul & Rockmusic Greats such as Donny Hathaway,  D Angelo,  the Beatles, Maroon 5andThird Eye Blind. Curtis Field's common life experiences has inspired him to write andproduce his own music that comes from a deep, spiritual understanding ofhuman life, love and suffrage. Always different, Curtis began todistinguish himself from other singers by mastering his gift and studyingvocal technique during his time at Fisk University as Jubilee Singer.At an early age, Curtis honed his performance skills from singing gospelduring his father’s national traveling ministry. It was during theseperformances that Curtis developed a diverse perspective on music.  Hissound reflects the various music styles he heard while traveling acrosscountry.In 2006, Curtis entered Fisk University in Nashville, TN.  Here, Curtisdeveloped an even greater love for music as he trained and traveled withthe college’s internationally prestigious Jubilee Singers. It was duringone of the group’s performances that Curtis realized he wanted to followhis passion and make singing his professional aspiration. While at Fisk,Curtis became a member of the first Greek organization for AfricanAmericans, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, joining the ranks ofsuch greats as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fredrick Douglass.In addition to  launching his professional singing career full time,performing  with Jon Legend, beating out hundreds of hopefuls to win theWQQK 92.1 Nashville radio station’s  Grand Stand Competition,  Curtis alsograduated from Fisk, had a baby boy,  and married his college sweet heartall in the same year.Curtis Fields continues to wow crowds with his five octave voice, openingfor Neo-Soul’s budding star, Eric Roberson, and at the historicalUniverSoul Circus in various cities.  Curtis  1st single “Black Cherry”received rave reviews on music blogs and thanks to the online community;Black Cherry is reaching foreign ears, being played in Japan and Holland.Black Cherry also made it to #2 in Jazz /Funk category on CD Baby’s Top 5.The official music video for Black Cherry will debut in April. Now Curtisfollows that up with a new Single entitled Smoke and Mirrors, a timelessR&B classic that showcases Curtis vocal ability like never before. www.thecuritsfields.com @thecurtisfields[...]



D.Neal Is In The Building

2012-03-28T14:59:13.196-07:00



Moving to Atlanta, Ga in 2007 D. Neal had his mind made up that he would take over the hip hop industry. He began writing, recording and performing songs throughout the city barely finding the time to rest. Whenever he did find the time to rest D. Neal would always be alarmed by more recordings and loud music being played. Low and behold that loud music was being played by Collipark's own Tex James & Skinny P of the Kadalack Boyz who stayed right under D. Neal in the same apartment complex in College Park, Ga. It wasn't long after that everyone would get together and from there D. Neal began to hang around. He started recording as well as performing with members of the Kadalack Boyz in addition to meeting other artist and producers that were apart of the Collipark family. D. Neal eventually became a hype man for Tex James and from there he was able to learn more about the industry. With more knowledge gained, D. Neal soon began to work on his solo projects and branched off to become a true force in the industry. From there it wouldn't be long until D. Neal came across his first hit single HEADBANGER. Already knowing the perfect formula, D. Neal reached out to Tex James and Pastor Troy to feature on the record. While performing the single all over Atlanta and surrounding cities, D. Neal completed his first official mixtape "The Acceptance Speech" hosted by DJ Pretty Boy Tank just to show the people that he's out working and taking no days off. With the Headbanger single, D. Neal was starting to win shows left and right and eventually was offered to to perform in Chicago for the first annual Chi vs Atl Hip Hop Showcase in which he won as well with over 75 artist in attendance. While back in Atlanta D. Neal auditioned for the 2011 B-Day Bash along with hundreds of other artist in which he became a finalist. Knowing the power of his music as well as performance, D. Neal continued to hit the streets to prove to the people that he is a tremendous force. It wouldn't be long before he would link up with MMI's CEO LA Da Boomman. Acknowledging as well as respecting the hard work and dedication put forth, Boomman began to have D. Neal travel to different cities and states alongside to rock the stages with him. While gaining more exposure, D. Neal has also been able to learn more about the business aspect of the industry. As of right now D. Neal is almost finished with his newest mixtape "Nothin But The Truth" which has a few special features and a lot of hit records. D. Neal states that all he knows is work and he won't let up until he has captured the attention of many across the world.



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Iggy Azalea - The last song

2012-02-29T09:33:40.116-08:00

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Rihanna feat Chris Brown- Birthday Cake (Remix)

2012-02-24T12:14:59.040-08:00

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So some people are kinda mad at Rihanna for this remake of her song "Birthday Cake" with Chris Brown. I say do you Rihanna dont no one lives your life but you! Oh yeah I like the remix too its gonna be a big club banger!!!! AAYYYYEEEE!!!

SO WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT IT?
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Robin Thicke Cover Whitney Houston's Shoop!

2012-02-24T11:43:34.683-08:00

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I am a big fan of Robin Thicke and he has successful covered Whitney Houston's "Waiting To Exhale" soundtrack hit "Shoop". He did an amazing job. Its only a few that can cover a Whitney song and actually be good at it. GOOD JOB ROBIN THICKE!!
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Beyonce Quote of the day!

2012-02-24T11:38:47.737-08:00

Quote of the Day!

"God Has His Own Plan"
-Beyonce-
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Michael Ferrera Fresh Tips

2012-02-23T14:41:04.801-08:00

www.michaelferrera.com Everyone welcome the new addition to the fam. This talented brutha will keep you fresh with his Ferrera Fresh Tips!! Michael Ferrera is a custom clothier and CEO of Michael Ferrera Custom Clothing. Mr. Ferrera has been in the fashion industry for eight years with his previous company Maestro Tech Clothing. In 2007 Mr. Ferrera established Michael Ferrera Custom Clothing as a bespoke clothing company styling and creating custom clothes for business professionals, athletes & entertainers. Mr. Ferrera specializes in one on one personal service to create the perfect fit suits, shirts, and accessories for men who want to look and feel their best. With an Economic background from the University of California, Riverside and being a Financial Advisor for four years, Michael Ferrera has also been trained by professional master tailors with over 25 years of experience to expand his knowledge of Made-to-Measure clothing. With his training and continued support of his tailors, Michael Ferrera is committed to assisting his clients in creating perfectly tailored suits and shirts. Michael Ferrera has his own unique style where he is consistent in sophisticated and classy look for his personal image. Occasionally, Mr. Ferrera does go out of the norm to show his clients that you can expand your fashion comfort zone without sacrificing your style or image. Since certain colors, styles, and designs send different messages in a person's wardrobe. Michael Ferrera coaches his clients through the process of creating the image they want to present and enjoys providing professional assistance to compliment every individual style. Michael Ferrera currently resides in his hometown of sunny Southern California, and is a sports fan, particularly basketball, football, and golf. In his leisure time Michael enjoys spending time with family, reading, and fitness training. One of Mr. Ferrera's greatest enjoyments is to see people from various cultures fellowship together and enjoy life! [...]



Michael Jordan Says!!!!

2012-02-23T13:58:33.329-08:00

Michael Jordan Says!!!

"Obstacles dont have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, Go through it, or work around it."
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Brandy and Monica Back on Stage Together!

2012-02-10T09:01:58.380-08:00

BRANDY N MONICA PERFORMING TOGETHER AGAIN AT PRE-GRAMMY PARTY!!!!!
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Its been 14 years since they recorded' "The Boy Is Mine" Now they get to perform it Saturday night for Clive Davis's Pre-grammy party! I know this show is gonna be hott! EXCITED!!!!

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ALBUM RELEASE DATES!!!!

2012-02-10T08:28:39.760-08:00

02.14.12 Maino The Day After Tomorrow02.14.12 Tony Williams King Of The Fool02.20.12 Big K.R.I.T. 4evaNaDay Mixtape02.21.12 Monica New Life02.21.12 Tyga Careless World: Rise Of The Last King02.28.12 Estelle All Of Me02.28.12 Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius WZRD02.28.12 Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio02.28.12 Take 6 One03.13.12 B.o.B Strange Clouds03.13.12 Bow Wow Underrated03.13.12 Ruben Studdard Letters From Birmingham03.20.12 Lil Twist Don’t Get It Twisted03.26.12 K’Jon Moving On03.27.12 DMX Undisputed03.27.12 Various The Hunger Games SoundtrackMarch 2012 Curren$y The Stoned ImmaculateMarch 2012 Odd Future The OF Tape Vol.2March 2012 Tank Savior04.03.12 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded04.03.12 Willow Smith Knees And Elbows05.08.12 Melanie Fiona The MF Life05.15.12 Slaughterhouse welcome to: OUR HOUSEMay 2012 Brandy TBAMay 2012 Ludacris LudaversalMay 2012 Tyler, The Creator WolfSpring 2012 Diggy Simmons Unexpected ArrivalSpring 2012 Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human Being  [...]



Amy Winehouse Quote of the day!!!!

2012-02-10T07:43:33.940-08:00

Amy Winehouse quote of the day!!!
"I cant help you if you wont help yourself"
-Amy Winehouse-
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DJ RADIO RAH BEYONCE LOVE ON TOP BLEND 2012

2012-02-09T13:02:04.934-08:00


Beyonce-Love on top (DJ Radio Rah)



This Love on top mix is going off!!! CHECK IT OUT!!!
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Will Smith's Quote Of The Day!!!

2012-02-09T09:50:35.575-08:00



WILL SMITH SAYS!!!
AND I SAY THIS TOO!!!!! 

"If you're absent during my struggle, dont expect to be present during my success"
-Will Smith-
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Trey Songz Feat. Britni Elise - You're The One (Prod. By Harvey Mason)

2012-02-08T10:04:04.540-08:00

Trey Songz Feat. Britni Elise
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Man I had to post this song!!! Trey Songz and Britni Elise together is more than enough for me! They say it reminds you of Rihanna song but I dont think it has no comparison. The smooth melody just makes me wanna write a poem or something!!! LOL!
GREAT JOB TREY AND BRIT!!!!

http://www.britnielise.com/BE/
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After I checked out the "Youre the one" I had to check Britni Elise out by herself and she is a beast!!! You have a new fan!!!!
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Quote of the day!!!!

2012-02-08T08:31:07.666-08:00


Stay Positive and believe you can do whatever you wanna do!!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
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Grammy Nominations!!!

2012-02-07T15:01:16.792-08:00

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:21- AdeleWasting Light- Foo FightersBorn This Way- Lady GagaDoo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno MarsLoud – Rihanna BEST NEW ARTIST:The Band PerryBon IverJ.ColeNicki MinajSkrillex SONG OF THE YEAR:“All of the Lights”“The Cave”“Grenade”“Holocene”“Rolling in the Deep” RECORD OF THE YEAR:Rolling in the Deep – AdeleHolocene – Bon IverGrenade – Bruno MarsThe Cave – Mumford & SonsFirework – Katy Perry BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:21 -AdeleThe Lady Killer – Cee Lo GreenBorn This Way – Lady GagaDoo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno MarsLoud- Rihanna BEST ROCK ALBUM:Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul – Jeff BeckWasting Light – Foo FightersCome Around Sundown – Kings of LeonI’m With You – Red Hot Chilli PeppersThe Whole Love – Wilco BEST RAP ALBUM:Watch The Throne – Jay-Z and Kanye WestTha Carter IV – Lil WayneLasers – Lupe FiascoPink Friday – Nicki MinajMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West BEST R&B ALBUMF.A.M.E. – Chris BrownSecond Chance – El DeBargeLove Letter – R. KellyPieces of Me – LedisiKelly – Kelly Price [...]



Worrying Is Overrated!!

2012-02-07T06:06:18.783-08:00


"Worrying Is Overrated"
Today try not to worry about anything and have a POSITIVE prospective about any and everything. There will soon be a brighter day!!!

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"The Unspoken Truth: Variables to Violence in the LGBT Community"

2012-02-06T15:39:02.812-08:00

There is an old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words should never hurt me!”..Not only is this statement untrue, but words actually carry a lot of weight and responsibility when presented in a manner whether it be jokingly or somberly speaking.If you have not been made aware, on Super Bowl Sunday, Roland Martin, an analyst for CNN, sent out a contentious tweet that resulted in the Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation calling for the removal of his position from the new network. After an H&M commercial featuring an indecently clothed screening of David Beckham aired, Martin wrote on Twitter: “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!”Where do we draw the line?Many individuals may not think that this statement was harmless, but for the users of Twitter following him this was not taken lightly and violated the protection of the LGBT community. You may ask, how did this violate the protection of the LGBT community? It is simple. Who endorses violence towards any one jokingly without having an honest motive behind it?Need More Proof?The statement, which accused Martin of homophobic comments in the past, also pointed out that Martin has made fun of a man for sporting pink earlier that day. “Who the hell was that New England Patriot they just showed in a head to toe pink suit? Oh, he needs a visit from #teamwhoopdatass,” he had made.Earlier today, I was contacted about a video of a young gay male exiting a restaurant and being attacked by a gang of males whose intentions were clearly to bring harm to him. During the viewing of the video my heart literally stopped in repugnance and awe of what was taking place. I could not do anything but cry in hopes that justice would be served on the behalf of the young man. It made me sick to my stomach that this activity had been posted to a website that in high hopes would gain attraction to the site. WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TOO? Comments such as Roland Martin’s ARE clear variables which equate VIOLENCE in the community. When comments are made public you have to take in consideration the product that will be produced. Although, the two stories have not been linked together this is just an example of what could happen. “When you think someone is not listening to you, ears are open”. [...]



Madonna - Half Time Show (Super Bowl 2012)

2012-02-06T12:35:00.410-08:00


MADONNA KILLS SUPERBOWL HALFTIME!!!


The legendary material girl Madonna performed for the 2012 Superbowl halftime. Personally I think she did great but I have been hearing mix reviews all day! After flipping all across the stage and all the great guest appearances she surely entertained me! I don't know what people expect from a woman in her 50's to do on stage for  them to be entertained. There are not many artist that are in her same age bracket that would be able to pull that off. Her flawless performance included guest performances from Nicki Minaj,Cee-lo Green,LMFAO, and M.I.A.

If you dint watch our rebellious child M.I.A decided she wanted to shoot the finger to all the millions and millions of fans watching at home and in the crowd. Its not really a big deal to me but they are really making it to be something bigger that it really is. Its just a finger man why be so offended!!!

Overall the whole halftime performance was creative and full of life and pure entertainment! Job well done Madonna!

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Shawty You Can Kiss My Swaggg!!!

2012-02-06T12:09:04.151-08:00


Shawty U Can Kiss My Swaggg!!!






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Quote of the day!!!

2012-02-06T12:04:26.887-08:00


Quote of the day!!!!
The quote of the day is really simple today! Just follow your heart and Im sure it will lead you to happiness and prosperity!!
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Artist: Hussle man jlinq

2012-02-23T13:08:25.448-08:00

Hussle Man J. LinQ Is it true? Is Hip Hop really dead? Well, the four main elements of Hip Hop are Rapping, DJing, Graffiti writing, and Break dancing; these elements are too specific, which has caused the culture to fade out as a trend, like many people thought in the past. Now, on the radio all you mostly hear is Rap, which is just an element of Hip Hop. Today’s focus for Rap is creating catchy and memorable songs to sell the most units possible, lacking any real substance to the music. As in other generations, there are always a few artists that rise above the rest to create something new not only to set a trend but create a new lifestyle and a new culture. The Midwest has produced many artists, but there is one that will rise above any that have come before him as the best ever living legend.Presented to the world from the Southeast Side of Cleveland, Ohio, is RAPPER, DANCER, SINGER, SONGS WRITER, MUSIC PRODUCER, ACTOR, BEAT MAKER, and POERTY WRITER, Hussle Man J. LiNQ. Hussle Man J. LiNQ's music is not only a new structure of music, but will influence lifestyles to embrace a new culture. His records mainly have socially conscious themes, but he makes many “feel good” songs to add an element of fun to always keep people dancing at parties. Hussle Man J. LiNQ's music and beats bring together many different musical cultures and genres to create a new sound. CHeck Him Out!!!!! www.HUSSLEMANJLINQ.com [...]



Quote Of The Day!!!

2012-02-05T08:55:37.682-08:00

"I am the greatest...I said that even before I knew I was"
-Muhammad Ali-
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Artist Spotlight!!!

2012-02-04T12:22:46.552-08:00


  

DOPE LYRICIST:
COBE OBEAH

Cobe Obeah born in Englewood,CA was born with music in his heart. Every since he was younger he has always had an infatuation with music. At the young age of twelve he discovered that had the ability to write songs and begin his journey as a writer. The Emcee/songwriter/producer raps and sings about a wide variety of topics such as street life,oppression,girls,culture and life in general. He also have a very unique sound and uses his own house producers to make sick beats. All I can say is the is pure DOPENESS!!!! Check him out!!!

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