Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Espn Sportscentury:Kobe Bryant

Kobe's not one of my favorite players, I don't really have a reason for not liking him. But do I think he's the best???...Hell yes

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

How much do you think Spongebob is worth?


$50 million? $500 million maybe? Try $8 billion! That's right the lovable sponge that keeps kids and adults laughing has grown into a $8 billion/year franchise for Nickelodeon's parent company Viacom. To put that figure in perspective Spongebob accounts for approximately two-thirds of Viacom's annual revenue while BET, MTV, Paramount Studios and many others make up the rest of the annual revenue. It's pretty easy to see why the franchise is such a valuable asset to the company.

Apart from single-handedly keeping Viacom financially healthy Spongebob is also about to celebrate another landmark achievement, it's 10th anniversary. With an exciting line-up of events and partnerships to help commemorate the event that yearly revenue figure is sure to keep growing. To read more about this topic take a look at the article Advertising Age magazine wrote on it here.

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Big things to look forward to...


One again, Made In The City is making moves. We've got a bunch of things going on right now and a lot of big plans this summer. I don't want to speak too much about it as of yet, but it is something to look forward to. A new homepage is also being worked on right now, so if you come here and don't see new posts just be patient because we are working hard to improve our blog for our viewers.

Stay tuned...

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Monday, July 13, 2009

KRS-One & Buckshot - Robot (The Official DOA)


Well, I'm not into dissing anybody's work or putting down auto tune, but the way it's been used collectively as the trends show, have driven some rappers to public ventilation. The track which released earlier this spring is now accompanied by an extremely entertaining video (at first anyways).


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Drake - Juice (prod. Boi-1da) + HeartBreak Drake Vol. 2 (Unofficial)


"Juice" (Prod. By Boi-1 da)

This track, as well as a previous others are all on the (unofficial) Heartbreak Drake Pt. 2 mixtape.

Full tape/Tracklist

01. Drake Signs (Intro)
02. Do It Now
03. Juice
04. The Winner
05. Slow It Down
06. Something
07. Stunt On You
08. Belly Shit
09. The One (Mary J Blige)
10. Invented Sex (Trey Songz)
11. Digital Girl (Jamie Foxx & Kanye West)
12. Successful f. Trey Songz
13. Unstoppable f. Lil Wayne & Santogold
14. Goin In f. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy
15. Take You Down
16. Best I Ever Had (rmx) f. Ma$e
17. Thank Me Later Coming Soon (Outro)

Download + Heartbreak Drake Vol. 2 (Unofficial)

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Beats by Lite + "The Music And I" + July 12, 2009


Road To The Cinema Mixtape compilation will be out by the end of the summer, no set date yet but in the meantime I'll be posting some archive files.

"The Music And I"

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It looks like one half of Jodeci is attempting to spark a comeback to the music scene. My only question is... why the name "Nodeci"?

DeVante (Donald DeGrate, Jr.) and Mr. Dalvin (Dalvin DeGrate) are tackling this project without K-Ci & Jo-Jo. Although I do appreciate the raw lyrical content for all you summer-baby-making people... did they really have to remake the chorus to Feenin' ("I Got This")?

Here are two new tracks:

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"Take my money, my house and my cars... for one hit of you"

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Perspective by Stuart Knight

A good friend of mine shared this video with me a while back and I found its message to be very insightful.

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Last Night's BBQ MITC Style...


Last night the guys and I decided to through a little BBQ to have some fun, chill out, and get hammered. We also took the opportunity to do some creative thinking and to release some of our ideas to one another for future projects. I will like to report that many great ideas surfaced and were brought into the light. All of these ideas and projects will be delivered to all of you soon; some soon than others but were definitely working on it. So just continue to support and keep posted. Were much much much MORE than just a blog. All of you will know what I'm talking about real soon...

PS. The BBQ was insane; every man was BLASTED and SMASHED... I'll put it like this, it took me til 3 30 today to recover from last nighs events (LOL). We were going to record and take pictures of the whole night but we were simply too hammered to get any useful material. Sorry yall but next time we’ll have a designated camera man, I promise.

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New Ma$e and Cam'Ron Collabo... What?


Check it:
Get It - Ma$e feat Cam'Ron

Continue reading for a couple classic moments brought to you by Ma$e and Cam'Ron...

Yall remember this throw back... Classic...

Do yall remember this tho... (LOL):

Hot 97 Interview Cam'Ron & Jim Jones Diss Mase

That shit is hillarious...
But they back together now and I'm happy for them, they were a dangerous duo.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

"The M64 Collabo" - Ragen Fykes + Ohmega Watts


Producer/emcee Ohmega Watts has joined forces with vocalist Ragen Fykes, and the result is "The M64 Collabo". Their first single "Rhythm Of The Drum" is something very relaxed but yet decidedly Hip Hop. Fykes' vocals dance, over Watts' mellow swing, and when you pair this with the the second song, "In The Pocket," you'll immediately crave for the release of the entire project.

"Rythm Of the Drum + MP3"

What A Bam Bam !!

"The M64 Collabo" - "Rythm Of the Drum" + "In The Pocket"--- DownLoad

"Messier 64" known as "M64" is a galaxy famous for it's the way it was created. Two galaxies collided and resulted in the formation of a new star system. It is well known among amateur astronomers because of its appearance in small telescopes. A collision of two galaxies has left a merged star system with an unusual appearance as well as bizarre internal motions.

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Mickey Rourke As "Whiplash" (Iron Man 2)


Not sure how much everyone out there knows about Ironman 2 or my good friend Mickey Rourke (lol), but it's confirmed that Tony Stark’s nemesis in the sequel will be none other than Whiplash. Whiplash is one of Ironman’s original foes and keeping with the theme of this post, here is some info you might find interesting concerning Mickey Rourke’s latest character.

Whiplash first appeared in Marvel comics in 1968 and was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan.

His real name is Mark Scarlotti.

Scarlotti, like Tony Stark, is a genius level weapon developer.

Scarlotti worked for the crime organization named Maggia.

While working for Maggia, Scarlotti took an assignment to go undercover and work for Stark Industries to steal intelligence and eventually take down Tony Stark.

During his time as a weapons developer, Scarlotti developed duo cybernetically controlled titanium whips that he uses to deflect bullets, smash his opponents and vault his body over obstacles.

Once the whips were developed, Scarlotti became Whiplash and attacked Tony Stark.

Whiplash is defeated at the hands of Ironman and his body is returned to Maggia.

Whiplash, embarrassed, is kicked out of Maggia and changes his name to Backlash.

Backlash blames Tony Stark and Ironman for his demise and vowed revenge.

Iron Man 2 is set to be released on April 30th 2010 and will be one of a series of super hero films (including Thor and Captain America) that will eventually set up the Avengers movie which will be released in 2011.

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Rapper Big Pooh, Joe Scudda, Chaunn & Jozeemo - Reservoir Dogs (The Mixtape)


Rapper Big Pooh (of Little Brother), Joe Scudda, Chaundon, and Jozeemo collaborate together to bring us Reservoir Dogs, the mixtape. The first track to leak off the tape is “Family Affair”. There is no set date yet for the mixtape so stay tuned for more info.

Rapper Big Pooh, Joe Scudda, Chaunn & Jozeemo - "Family Affair"

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Just Imagine


Now i know that you are thinking yes this is just a concept phone but if you think about it and the way that the technology is moving at a rapid pace i strongly believe that this phone can be seen in the near future. The reason why i believe that is because since I've been on this planet Ive seen technology change a lot for example just look at video games..when the first consoles came around they were only used for their specific purpose now a days we use them to save our music watch D VD's and also watch blue rays not to mention that now a days we don't even need a controller to control the game we are playing...Better yet, just compare the i phone to the first cell phone made....I am not saying yes this cell phone will be coming out in the near future but what im saying is don't be surprised if you do see this sort of technology in the near future.

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New Aubrey


This song was suppose to debut on his upcoming album "Thank Me Later". Song is also suppose to have Kanye West, but theirs no Kanye on this version.

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Are You really Getting Arab Money?


Mercedez Benz SLR McLaren dipped in Chrome from the UAE
This SLR was spotted parked outside the mall of the Emirates( a huge shopping center in Dubai). Sure the SLR McLaren in stock form is already quite the sight to behold, but for $642,000 you get a version with all its body panels covered in chrome. Now obviously we wont be affording this anytime soon but hard work and dedication to whatever you want to excel in may get you something a little similar to this.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

UFC 100 Tomorrow Night


The guys and I definitely won't be missing this one....


Heavyweight Championship unification bout: Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
Welterweight Championship bout: Georges St-Pierre vs. Thiago Alves
Middleweight bout: Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
Middleweight bout: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher
Welterweight bout: Jon Fitch vs. Paulo Thiago


Light Heavyweight bout: Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar
Lightweight bout: Mac Danzig vs. Jim Miller
Light Heavyweight bout: Jon Jones vs. Jake O'Brien
Welterweight bout: Dong Hyun Kim vs. TJ Grant
Middleweight bout: C.B. Dollaway vs. Tom Lawlor
Lightweight bout: Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty

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One of the all time Greats......


Yup... animal...
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The American Dream?

(click pic/graph for the full size)

I found this interesting graph/picture that depicts what the American Dream has turned into. Even though it is a mockery of it and the figures might be a tad bit exaggerated... it is a lot closer to reality than we may think.

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3Oh!3, Kid Cudi, and Mike Posner


Check it (click link):
Don't Trust Me Remix - 3Oh!3 feat Mike Posner & Kid Cudi

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Don't Trsut Me - 3Oh!3 Originial Video

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

New Toronto Raptors Update: 4 Team Deal


New Update on the Toronto Raptors:

I just found out that a 4 player trade has been completed.

We've signed:
Antoine Wright
Deven George
Hedo Turkoglu

From Dallas Mavericks & Orlando Magic

and sent:
Shawn Marion
Kris Humpries
Nathan Jawai

To the Dallas Mavericks

I will keep ya'll posted if any other changes have been made.

Memphis Grizzles get Jerry Stackhouse in that 4 team deal. I'm also hearing rumours that we are suppose to sign Fabricio Oberto & Keith Bogans but those have not been confirmed yet.

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New Drizzzzy...


Click to listen:
Slow Down - Drake feat Tommy Stars

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Farms of the Future

Living in a time where over-population and limited farmland have become a very serious concern, scientists around the world have been designing blueprints for revolutionary farms to try and resolve this sticky situation. Since lack of natural space is the obvious problem scientists have been creating concept ideas called “vertical farms”. So instead of using more land space scientists have been thinking of using air space. To the uneducated in this field (me) this seems like a flawless idea; build a building full of farms simple, right?

Wrong, many scientists have doubts about this idea of “vertical farming,” explaining that this is much more complicated and complex than the average person looking in may think. A persisting problem seems to be how to stack the farms or greenhouses in a unique way that natural sun light is shared evenly throughout the layer of crops and then of course many doubters believe that this idea is simply just too expensive.

We can only hope that scientists can discover an idea which works efficiently, environmentally friendly, and isn’t so expensive so it’s affordable worldwide. If one day these concepts are turned into reality they can be built in food scarce countries around the world and especially in African countries where usable land for farming is rare due to desertification.

Here are some visuals followed by a short description of the concept ideas for the “vertical farms” which I found from news.nationalgeographic.com:

Gordon Graff at the University of Waterloo in Ontario thinks his 59-story Skyfarm concept clears what some critics deem an insurmountable hurdle to vertical farms--generating enough electricity to replicate the sun's output at a reasonable cost.

Although the hydroponic farm would consume an estimated 82 million kilowatt hours a year, according to the Toronto Star, an onsite biogas plant burning methane from farm waste would provide about 50 percent of that energy. The rest of the needed fuel could come from city waste.

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Architect Chris Jacobs collaborated with Columbia University's Dickson Despommier to create one of the first vertical farm designs. Reminiscent of the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, the concept above includes a giant rooftop solar panel that moves with the sun to capture full light.

The building's windows are treated with a chemical that blocks pollutants and prevents water from beading, which maximizes the light getting in to help crops grow, according to New York magazine.

"A vertical farm has to be adapted for a specific place," Augustin Rosenstiehl of Atelier SOA Architects in Paris told the New York Times in July 2008. For example, it would be a waste to build a vertical farm in the city only for growing wheat if the grain grows particularly well in the surrounding countryside.

Rosenstiehl has therefore drawn up several concepts for growing different foods in urban environments, including the one above outfitted with rooftop wind turbines to generate electricity.

New York-based Architect Blake Kurasek designed the Living Skyscraper while he was a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The concept places urban farms on the outer fringes of residential apartments.

Some floors are enclosed for year-round production of greenhouse crops, while others include terraces for seasonal items such as orchards. The ground floor would contain a farmers' market where residents could sell to one another and the general public.

The Eco-Laboratory, created by Seattle, Washington-based architectural firm Weber Thompson, is a 12-story high-rise complex that would mix residences with gardens that produce food for the local neighborhood.

The firm estimates that sales of tomatoes and lettuces grown in the high-rise's hydroponic gardens could total about a million U.S. dollars a year, based on revenue minus the base production costs.

The economic feasibility of the design makes a real version plausible within a few years, the team notes.

Knowing that different types of plants have different growth requirements, Oliver Foster of Queensland University of Technology designed the Vertical Farm-Type O concept.

Heavy orchards grow atop carparks (foreground), which are linked to the main vertical farm via a skybridge. The bridge is encased in a skeletal-like structure for growing vines and for connecting services such as electricity.

Reflective surfaces inside the 12-story building bounce sunlight to the back of the growing space.

The Seawater Vertical Farm concept by Italian architects Cristiana Favretto and Antonio Girardi attempts to address increased demand for irrigation in an era of dwindling freshwater sources.

The pair's solution uses seawater to cool and humidify greenhouses. Some of the water vapor in the air is then converted into freshwater to irrigate the crops, the team explains on the Web site www.studiomobile.com.

The concept is set in Dubai, where both freshwater and local veggies are scarce.

The Pyramid Farm, designed by vertical farming guru Dickson Despommier at New York's Columbia University and Eric Ellingsen of the Illinois Institute of Technology, is one way to address the needs of a swelling population on a planet with finite farmland.

Design teams around the world have been rolling out concepts for futuristic skyscrapers that house farms instead of--or in addition to--people as a means of feeding city dwellers with locally-grown crops.

In addition to growing fruits and vegetables, the Pyramid Farm includes a heating and pressurization system that converts sewage into water and carbon to fuel machinery and lighting, according to Inhabitat.com

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Bargnani signs Contract Extension & Raps Trade Marion


Toronto Raptors Center Andrea Bargnani signs to a Contract Extension

Raptors Center Andrea Bargnani signed a 5 Year Contract Extension worth $50 million which means he will be receiving $10 million a year. Last season, Andrea Bargnani averaged averaged career highs of 15.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.24 blocked a game.

In other news...

Toronto Raptors sent Shawn Marion to the Dallas Mavericks in a sign-and-trade deal. Shawn Marion will be receiving $40 million for 5 years. In return the Raptors will receive $3 million dollars in salary cap which is the maximum amount.

I honestly like the extension we gave Bargnani and also like the fact that we got rid of Shawn Marion and received some money for him. This money will give us a chance to pick up more free agents this off season. Now I'm just waiting for Bryan Colangelo to official sign Hedo Turkoglu.

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What I'm bumpin in the whip right now....

I know this song might be a lil old now but this is the first track I play when I get in my car...
Oh and I got it on repeat...

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Plenty Money Remix - French Montana

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"Sweetest Girl" Acoustic:

Wyclef Jean, Niia & Jerry Wonder come together at the Platinum Sound Studio in NYC for an epic acoustic session of this song. This video is pretty old, but that doesn't take anything away from it. Wyclef Jean is such a versatile artist whose talent seems to be forgotten about when speaking about true musical talent greats of our lifetime. Niia's voice adds such a beautiful contrast to his voice in this song:

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I'm actually going to put together a full post to dedicate to Wyclef's talent in the very near future. In the meantime here's a track that I've always enjoyed that shows how pliant he is no matter who he's featured with... whether it be The Fugees or Carlos Santana. Clef actually helped write this song and I just love how simple and raw the lyrics to it truly are. Jerry Wonder Duplessis also does a good job on the production of the track as well... Product G & B on the vocals:

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Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, and Allen Iverson Killin' It


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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

www.getfaded.ca coming soon...

Get Faded
Jason Macaraig

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This video demonstrates that barbering is a true profession and almost an art. Jason Macaraig is a professional, a true master of his craft as he displays in his trailer for the getfaded.ca website, which will be launching soon.
I don't want to say too much right now but there is definitely an interview on the way with Toronto barber Jason Macaraig (better known as JMAC) this is just a teaser for what’s to come. All I can say for now is to keep posted for the interview and for the getfaded.ca website launch.

PS. I'm very proud to call this man my friend and my barber keep it up... Please just don't dip with Drizzy when he goes on tour lol...
Oh yea for yall who don't know this is Drake's personal barber.
Keep it up brother your doing big things...

Check it:

Or if you want a cut by the man check it:

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Megan Fox's New Flick

Jennifer's Body

Personally I think this movie looks like trash, I don't think they should mix comedy and horror in one film. That combinations of genres rarly ever works out to be successful...
The highlight of this one might just be Megan Fox but to be honest she ain't looking that hot in this one...
but what do yall think?

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When will it end: Day 16 of Garbage Strike


"Temporarily out of service, please do not litter"

LOL @ please do not litter? they can't be serious. Where do u expect people to put their garbage if they are not allowed to put it where it's suppose to go?

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So it's day 16 and it doesn't seem like they are making any progress with this garbage strike. Our city is getting smellier and smellier everyday. I refuse to go downtown because of the state it is in right now. Just leaving my house to go outside to get some fresh air and knowing I'm going to be inhaling the smell of garbage disgusts me. We've just recently beat our record with 16 straight days of this strike since back in 2002, when I heard that on the news I was thinking in my head this news reporter can't be serious, she was saying it like it was something to glorify and be proud of. Now I'm hearing that our great Mayor is telling us to put our garbage on sidewalks so that civic workers will be forced to go back to work, how bout giving them what they want so stuff like this won't happen. The fact that I'm hearing civic workers aren't even complaining about pay makes this situation even worse. I just heard that Centerville has been closed by the city and that Caribana might be a no go this summer. If they cancel Caribana I hope the city will be prepared for a mini Watts type riot (search L.A. riots if you don't know what I'm talking about). David Miller better think twice about canceling Caribana, he better think about how much money the city will lose from tourists that weekend, I doubt he realizes the bad reputation that Toronto is getting at the moment. A friend had told me yesterday that American's are being told not to come to our city because of this garbage strike. This strike is supposedly going to last til September, I would hate to see how this city is going to look in 2 months.

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New Zealand Goons...

Random greezy-ness:

Just came across this video, it shows the New Zealand Rugby team performing their famous Haka dance to intimidate there opposition.
Word I'mma start doing that dance before I hit the club and shit...

These guys are so cheesed.

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The original Haka tradition performed by some real New Zealand OG's.. lol

Haka commercial, still greezy...

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The definition of R&B...

I was taking in Maxwell's new album BLACKsummersnight, I then decided to check the pretty wings video and eventually came across this: Maxwell - This Woman's Work

PS. Maxwell is a true R&B atrist, neo-soul for real...

PSS. I had to add this video especially after LITE's post...
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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Maxwell's "BLACKsummersnight" Part 1 of 3

Well, I guess you can say we've finally arrived at the day of reckoning for all of the Maxwell fans out there."BLACKsummers'night", which dropped earlier today will become the first album in a trilogy of what will hopefully be a much needed dose of musical greatness.

Below is a track from the album, "Stop The World," with some behind-the-scenes commentary by Maxwell himself.

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Michael Jackson Memorial Service

Today the public memorial service for The King of Pop or in Trey Songs words, The King of Music took place at the LA Staples Center.

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The first video displays many of Michael's career highlights and the second video is of Paris Jackson (Michael's daughter) saying a few words for all to hear...

Both these videos are very touching and had everyone in attendance in tears. It's honestly crazy how one man had such a drastic effect on millions maybe even billions of people across the globe. I said it before and I'll say it again; there will never be any entertainer or musician that will ever even come close to duplicating what Michael achieved throughout his career and life. This man was truly special; he was blessed with a special calling from above, equipped with an abundance of gifts and talents like no other to bring the world together in a very unique way.

More highlights below:

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Just in case ya'll forgot

The G.O.A.T. is dropping BP3 on September 11th. He has been sparking some flames with his recent performance "freestyles" (that will most likely end up being on tracks).

"I ain't talking about gossip, I ain't talking about Game, I aint talking about Jimmy,I ain't talking about Dame...I'm talking about real shit."

"Dame made millions. Even Jaz made some scraps. He coulda made more but he ain't sign his contract."

"Grown man wanna sit up on my lap but I dont have a beard and Santa Cluase ain't black."

Game tried to respond and he needs to fall back and keep apologizing to 50 and the entire G-Unit/Interscope click, reminiscing about the past... tongue ring wearin' boy.

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Just some another reminder of who the Goat really is:

"Spittin flow like fine wines down your earlobe
I'm smooth but deadly like a pearl handled pistol
Honies hum in melody when I, rub it like crystal
The proper etiquette, when I drop the subject verb
then the predicate, with this rich nigga preterit"

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Getting Out Our Dreams (G.O.O.D Music) - Mr. Hudson


New Mr. Hudson (just click songs to listen):

PS. Personally I believe he's pretty dope but his style of music ain't for everyone...

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Monday, July 06, 2009

The newest...

Introducing the newest member to the blog team:


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Local Talent: Mike Dara


"Because I was Made In The City,shouts to Trumaine and my boy Dame Willbe"

The mixtape "Formal Feedback" drops the end of July.

Will also be doing a lil story on Mike Dara and that will be coming real soon...

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Daily Music Updates

Monday, July 13, 2009

Baseball Sex - Lil Wayne feat Mack Maine
Do It Now - Drake
Stunt On You - Drake
Somebody Else - Ne-Yo

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Imma Do It Snippet - Fabolous feat Kobe
Salute - Fabolous feat Lil Wayne
Mr. Gangsta Remix - Lil Wayne feat Smitty
Chameleon - Christina Milian feat The Dream
Diamonds - Rick Ross
Thats What I Thought - T.I.
Bread Up - T.I. feat Trick Daddy & Keri Hilson
Magic - T.I. feat Robin Thicke
Welcome Back To The Trap - T.I.
Don't Give Up - T.I.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Get It - Mase feat Cam'ron
Juice - Drake
The Winner - Drake
Something - Drake
Press It Up - Sean Paul
I'm So Wavy (Jay-Z Diss) - The Game
Look 4 Ya - Andre 300

Friday, July 10, 2009

Don't Trust Me Remix - 3Oh!3 feat Mike Posner & Kid Cudi
Hatin On Him - R Kelly
Welcome To My Workplace - Fabolous

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Slow Down - Drake feat Tommy Stars
Fallen - Keshia Chante feat Drake
Most Wanted Rockstar (Snippet) - Lil Wayne
Sacrifice - Lil Wayne feat Gudda Gudda, T- Streets & Channel

Wednesday, July 8, 2009