Turn Your Speakers Way Up – Feel Di Riddim [Video]

Smith was born in Kingston in 1974. The moniker “Mr. Vegas” was given to Smith by his schoolyard football-mates, who thought that he kicked the ball like a Las Vegas dancer. In his early years as a singjay, Vegas sang covers of Jamaican hits at local parties and shows, and acquired a reputation as a troublemaker. During a scuffle over stolen master tapes, Vegas was hit in the face with a crowbar and had his jaw wired shut for six weeks. Vegas claims that, after hearing Beenie Man’s hit “Who Am I”, he immediately demanded that his still-healing jaw be unwired, changing his speech pattern but allowing him to practice toasting.

Mr. Vegas – Tek Weh Yuself

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Turn Your Speakers Way Up – Beats And Rhymes [Video]

Atmosphere is an American hip hop group from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The members are rapper Slug (born Sean Daley, September 7, 1972) and DJ/producer Ant (born Anthony Davis), former member and Co-founder Spawn (born Derek Turner), left the group after the release of “Overcast!”. Active in various forms since 1993, they are one of the most commercially successful and long-lived independent hip hop artists.

Atmosphere – Sunshine

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Start Your Day Off With A Laugh – Kevin Hart [Video]

Kevin Hart (born July 6, 1980), American actor and comedian, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After winning a few contests, he quit his job as a shoe salesman and embarked on a career in comedy. His performance in big shows has led him to be in feature films such as Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, Along Came Polly, Scary Movie 4, and Death at a Funeral.

While working as a shoe salesman in Philadelphia, Kevin Hart decided to give standup a try at a local comedy club’s amateur night. He was a success and began performing full time at clubs such as the Boston Comedy Club, Caroline’s, Stand-Up NY, The Improvisation, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His performance at the Montreal Comedy Festival led to work in feature films such as Paper Soldiers (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003) and Along Came Polly (2004). He has also made guest appearances on the TV series Undeclared (2002) and worked on a pilot called Class of ’06 (2002).

Hart executive-produced, wrotes and starred in the ABC-TV sitcom The Big House, which debuted April 2, 2004 and was loosely based on his family in Philadelphia. He also played the lead role of Nashawn in Soul Plane (2004), about a man who is awarded $100 million as a settlement after a humiliating and horrific experience on a commercial airline flight.

In 2005 he won a Platinum Mic Viewers Choice Award at the BET Comedy Awards.

Hart has two children with his wife, Torrie, whom he married in 2003.

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Buju Banton Free Of The Shakles – Mistrial

TAMPA, Fla. – A Florida judge on Monday declared a mistrial for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year.

U.S. District Judge James Moody made the decision after the 12-person jury sent him a second note saying they couldn’t reach a verdict.

In an earlier note, jurors said they were having trouble reaching an agreement shortly after returning from a weekend recess. Moody then sent them back to keep trying. Deliberations had begun Thursday after a four-day trial.

The jurors declined to tell reporters about their deliberations.

Banton’s attorney has asked Moody to release Banton on bond. He has been held without bond since his Dec. 10 arrest.

The attorneys and Moody discussed scheduling a new trial in December.

Banton, a four-time Grammy nominee, had been charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and aiding two others in possessing a firearm during the course of cocaine distribution. He faced up to life in prison.

Banton’s attorney, David Markus, had argued that the singer was entrapped by a U.S. government informant.

“We were hoping to get a good verdict today. That said, 12 jurors did not believe Buju did it,” said Banton’s attorney, David Markus. “The government tried to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and they did not do it.”

Before being led away in leg shackles, Banton reached out his arms to about two dozen family, friends and fans seated in the federal courtroom in Tampa.

“Thank you all. Love you, too,” he said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney James Preston declined to comment after court adjourned.

The 37-year-old singer, whose real name is Mark Myrie, testified that he talked a lot about cocaine with the informant, Alexander Johnson, but he was only trying to impress the man, who claimed to have music industry connections, and not secure a drug deal.

Johnson testified that Banton admitted involvement in drug trafficking, and he wanted to give Johnson money so he could buy and sell cocaine.

Excerpts from their recorded conversations from July 2009 through December were played for the jury.

Banton said he never wanted nor expected Johnson to set up a cocaine deal, despite what he said in the recordings. The singer had told Johnson that he financed drug deals, wanted to sell drugs in Europe, buy drugs from the Caribbean and South America and use Johnson’s boat to transport drugs.

Johnson testified that he surprised Banton with cocaine at an undercover police warehouse in Sarasota on Dec. 8. Surveillance video shows Banton peering over co-defendant Ian Thomas’ shoulder at the cocaine, and the singer tasting the drugs with a finger.

On Dec. 10, Thomas and another co-defendant, James Mack, were arrested at the warehouse after trying to buy the drugs. Banton was not present and was arrested at his Miami-area home.

Thomas and Mack pleaded guilty, and each faces up to life in prison. Neither testified in the trial that began Monday in Tampa federal court.

Banton’s new album, “Before the Dawn,” will be released Tuesday. The album’s 10 songs, including one titled “Innocent,” were recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, last year before Banton’s arrest.

“It speaks volumes about what’s going on now in Buju’s life,” said his manager, Tracii McGregor. “Buju has said his body is locked away, but Buju is with us, he lives through his music.”

Source: Yahoo News

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Turn Your Speakers Way Up – Monday Motivator [Video]

Royal Flush” is a promo single by Outkast member Big Boi. The track features fellow Outkast member André 3000 and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon. It was the first time the three rappers collaborated with each other in 10 years since “Skew It on the Bar-B” in 1998. The song was intended to be included as part of Big Boi’s album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, but was removed from it, due to legal complications from Big Boi resigning from Jive Records.

This song contains sampled elements from the song “Voyage to Atlantis” by The Isley Brothers between each verse. Big Boi refers to this when at the end of his verse he says, “take a voyage to Atlantis”.

The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 51st Grammy Awards.

As far as influences go, Outkast has to be one of the top when it comes to lyrics and creativity. They force you to up your level of thought just to feel competitive and relevant. If one was to ask Lex Luthor of LexZyne Productions, which Southern rapper, group or otherwise, is the most influential, the answer would be Outkast. Hands Down!

Outkast – Royal Flush

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Turn Your Speakers Way Up – Friday Flash Back [Video]

Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964, Savage, Maryland) better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, DJ, comedian, actor, reality television personality and commercial spokesperson, best known for the single “Just a Friend”, an American Top 10 hit in 1989.

Biz Markie‘s career began in Long Island, New York in the early 1980s, where he established his reputation for beat-boxing and rapping. MC Shan and Roxanne Shante were part of Marley Marl’s Cold Chillin’ Records, and Biz beatboxed on Shante’s underground hit “Def Fresh Crew” (1986). This lent credibility to his recording career and put Cold Chillin’ on the map. In the same year, Biz Markie’s debut single, “Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz”, was released on Prism Records. He released his debut album, Goin’ Off, which attracted a fair amount of attention, largely due to the lead single, “Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz”. The album also featured the underground hit singles “Nobody Beats The Biz”, “The Vapors” and “Pickin’ Boogers”

Biz Markie – Just A Friend

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24 Truths You Know You Know [Viral]

24 things you KNOW to be true.

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

24. The first testicular guard, the “Cup,” was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974.That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

Ladies…..Quit Laughing.

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Turn Your Speakers Way Up – The Saga Continues? [Video]

El Michels Affair first appeared in 2002 for a 12″ single on Soul Fire records entitled Easy Access Parts 1 & 2. The release was a loose collaboration between Soul Fire session musicians that featured saxophonist and organist Leon Michels. However, the style and sound of El Michels Affair, which was later coined “cinematic soul”, came about when Leon Michels and Nick Movshon, fellow band mates from The Mighty Imperials, began recording music in Michels’s bedroom studio. Leon Michels had purchased a Tascam 388 (a home recording 8-track module from the early eighties), and began experimenting with music that purposely strayed from the cookie cutter funk that began to saturate the market at the time. Taking influence from all types of music, Michels and Movshon began to create new type of soul music that blended the cinematic quality of soundtrack records with the recording aesthetic of early reggae, and the rawness of 60’s rock. As the record took shape, Michels brought in fellow musicians and friends to help shape the style and sound of the record, which would be commercially released on Truth & Soul as Sounding Out The City. Some of the musicians included in the sessions were old band mates from the Mighty Imperials, Homer Steinweiss and Sean Solomon, as well as Todd Simon, Michael Leonhart, Thomas Brenneck, Aaron Johnson, Ben Solomon, and Toby Pazner.

In 2005, after the record had generated an industry buzz, Scion approached El Michels Affair with the prospect of performing with Raekwon from the Wu-Tang Clan. The epic grittiness of Rza’s production matched perfectly with the soulful, cinematic sound El Michels Affair was known for. In fact, it matched so well that El Michels Affair went on to play four more concerts with members of the Wu-Tang, including a national tour with Raekwon, which climaxed into a series of critically acclaimed 7″ releases from El Michels Affair which were instrumental re-interpolations of Rza’s original beats.

El Michels Affair has since been recording a full record of Wu-Tang instrumentals as well as material for an upcoming album of originals. Always pushing the boundaries, never trying to repeat themselves, expect the unexpected when it comes to the music of El Michels Affair.

El Michels Affair – Duel of the Iron Mics

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Bounty Killer Arrested- Beats Woman With Hammer?

Dancehall artist Bounty Killer was arrested last night (September 18th) in Jamaica for allegedly beating a woman in his apartment.

According to police, Bounty Killer is facing assault charges for striking the woman, who turned up at a police station badly bruised and bleeding, near the artist’s residence in St. Andrews.

“She turned up here sometime after six and said that he used a hammer to beat her up,” said Deputy Superintendent, Altermoth Campbell.

Bounty Killer, born Rodney Price, will stand before a judge sometime next week to answer the charges.

Just this past April, Bounty Killer was arrested by the Constant Springs Police, for striking his girlfriend.

He then allegedly called the woman and threatened her in the presence of the police.

All of the charges were dropped against Bounty Killer in that incident, because the woman eventually dropped the charges against the artist.

It is unclear if the woman assaulted last night is the same woman who was beat in April of 2010.

Bounty Killer is also facing previous charges for possessing a firearm, possession of marijuana and other charges.

The dancehall artist has collaborated with a number of rappers and artists, including No Doubt, Mya, Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Capone-N-Noreaga and others.

Source: AllHipHop

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Classic Kung Fu & Hip Hop Merge – Remember This? [Video]

Kung Faux is a critically acclaimed comedy television and dvd series created by Mic Neumann that remixes classic kung fu movies with popular music, comic book style editing and video game style special effects, and new voice-over dubbing from primarily hip hop personalities & pop culture stars.

Kung Faux – Ill Master 1/3

Kung Faux – Ill Master 2/3

Kung Faux – Ill Master 3/3

Kung Faux was first created as a movie treatment in 1999 before transforming into a half hour TV series by the series creator, producer, director and entrepreneur Mic Neumann through his production company, Dubtitled Entertainment. The original Kung Faux series first aired on the websites “Popdetail.com” and “Dubtitled.com” as a video pitch treatment for a proposed film version of the idea in the Winter of 1999 before transforming into its current form and airing again on television in April 2003 in the USA on the Fuse music television channel. From there it migrated to over 150+ countries worldwide.

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