Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Paccmanh has sparked a new genre of music called Bangroc. Taking the previously dominant era of Gangster Rap and fusing it with the classic genre of music called Rock, he has developed the powerful fusion genre. Witness as the kids of Los Angeles California and other neighborhoods through out the world begin to BANGROC, and "Rock Out". Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ItsBANGROC
Monday, June 3, 2013
This video documents the disappearing languages of the Eastern Maroons of Moore Town, Jamaica. The languages are (i) Kromanti, a language variety related to the Akan language cluster of West Africa, and (ii) Uol Taim Patwa or 'Maroon Spirit Language', a very archaic form of English-lexicon Creole, similar in many ways to the Creole languages of Suriname. The language is presented through Mr Isaac Bernard, one the last culture bearers of the community, with a good command of these languages. The video is part of the Caribbean Indigenous and Endangered Languages website, which is co-sponsored by the Jamaican Language Unit/Unit for Caribbean Language Research, University of the West Indies, Mona, and UNESCO. http://www.caribbeanlanguages.org.jm
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Hot 97 hosted their annual Summer Jam tonight, and the event was marked by the surprise appearance of Papoose. Pap suddenly appeared on stage in between sets from Kendrick Lamar and French Montana, and performed "Get At Me," his collaboration with Ron Browz off The Nacirema Dream. Reaction to this impromptu performance has been widespread on social media, with Papoose trending worldwide on Twitter.
Shortly after Summer Jam ended, Hot 97's program director and morning show co-host Ebro Darden took to Twitter to react to the situation. Ebro claimed that Pap had not been expected to perform at Summer Jam, and implied that the Brooklyn rapper had snuck onto the stage.
Obviously not pleased by this assessment, Pap responded to the claims, tweeting at Ebro and stating that the Hot 97 head honcho knew very well of this performance. The two continued to go back-and-forth, and there is currently no conclusion on the matter... as of now. However, Papoose will be calling into Hot 97's Morning Show. Expect sparks to fly.
The Lakers don't have to say it and can't under the rules, but they've got to be pulling for the Indiana Pacers to beat the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. They'd probably even root for the San Antonio Spurs to win the title if that means the Heat loses in the NBA Finals.
The reason, of course, would be a shot at future free agent LeBron James.
If James wins his second title in as many years, he might be more likely to stick around in Miami for the duration of his career. The All-Star forward can opt out of the final two years of his contract after next season, making him a potential unrestricted free agent in 2014.
Should the Heat lose, with diminished performances from Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, James might consider a change. Wade and Bosh are set to earn more than $60 million apiece over the next three seasons, although they too possess similar contract options as James.
The Lakers have managed their salaries so that only Steve Nash is under contract at $9.7 million for the 2014-15 season. That can shrink to a completely empty roster if the Lakers implement the stretch provision to cut Nash -- reducing his cap hit in 2014 to only $3.2 million.
Some Lakers fans are not fond of James, given their loyalty to Kobe Bryant, but the team has to think about the future. While Bryant has vowed to return to form after surgery to repair his torn left Achilles' tendon, he has also hinted that he's not too far from retirement.
Why wouldn't the Lakers go after the best player in the league in James -- a four-time most valuable player -- especially if Bryant is retiring?
The NBA recently gave teams a projection of $58.5 million for next season's salary cap and $62.1 million for the summer of 2014.
The Lakers are waiting for the decision of center Dwight Howard, who will hit free agency in July. If he re-signs, he could make up to $22.05 million for the 2014-15 season.
If the Lakers kept Howard but shed every free agent, including Bryant, Nash and even their 2014 first-round draft selection, they'd have approximately $31.2 million in cap space. (Note that the league includes an empty roster charge on a team's cap for open spots up to 12 players, $507,336 each in 2014.)
James would be eligible for a deal starting at $20 million, leaving the team with about $11.7 million in space to keep shopping. With that, the Lakers would still have the ability to sign a high-level free agent to join Howard and James.
Once the Lakers go over the cap, they gain the new room exception worth $2.7 million, which can be used to attract a solid role player.
It might be pie-in-the-sky thinking, but then chasing after Shaquille O'Neal, Pau Gasol, Howard and Nash in many ways seemed fanciful at the time.
There's no guarantee James opts out after next season. There's no guarantee he chooses the Lakers if he does. There's no guarantee Howard re-signs this summer. The Lakers can only manage their books in preparation for an opportunity that might never come.
Nonetheless, if all the pieces were to fall into place, the Lakers would have a team with two superstars, a third, high-level player and a solid veteran. The rest of the roster would be filled with players on minimum contracts.
Should Howard leave, James could still sign for $20 million and the Lakers would still have up to $33.3 million in cap room to build around him, if they completely maximize their space.
Currently the Lakers are hampered by significant luxury taxes. If they keep the core of the existing roster together, they may be looking at some $60 million to $80 million in taxes.
In the vision of a LeBron James 2014 summer, the Lakers would be likely to remain under the tax threshold for both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. For 2015-16, they would gain the full mid-level and bi-annual exceptions, along with the ability to bring in players via sign and trade.
For the next three seasons after 2015-16, the Lakers would presumably drift into the tax but wouldn't qualify for the dreaded "repeater tax." They also aren't likely to end up some $30 million over the tax line (as they were for the past year).
The team would have a full five-year window, starting in 2014, to pursue championships without major financial hardship.
Additionally, the owners and players' union can opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement in 2017, which might once again change the economic landscape of the NBA.
Heat faltering may leave Lakers in position to lure LeBron James - latimes.com
|Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have more invested in Monday night’s Heat-Pacers game than any of the players who will actually be on the court playing. That’s because Mayweather bet $5.9 million on the Heat to cover, according to Vegas Gambling Steam. The line was at -7 when Mayweather laid down the bet. So not only is the undefeated boxer looking for Miami to win, but he’s looking for them to win big. The Heat are returning home after dropping Game 6 in Indiana. Miami has lost two home games during the 2013 postseason. Of course, what’s $5.9 million to a boxer projected to earn $90 million in 2013? Well, still a ton of money.|
If you guys don't know who he is by now, you'll find out tonight. He's quick to call a technical foul and has even been fined for telling other players to stop acting like a bi-ch...and then ejecting him
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Wale - The Gifted (Album Cover & Tracklist) | KYITL
Wale decides to provide us with the artwork for his upcoming studio album The Gifted. The album is set to drop June 25th. Pre-order the album here.
Update: Tracklist added. Stay tuned for the features.
Update 2: Added features
Check out the tracklist below.
1. The Curse of the Gifted
2. LoveHate Thing (Feat. Sam Dew)
4. Heaven’s Afternoon (Feat. Meek Mill)
5. Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)
7. Gullible (Feat. Cee-Lo Green)
8. Bricks (Feat. Yo Gotti & Lyfe Jennings)
9. Clappers (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J)
10. Bad (Remix) (Feat. Rihanna)
11. Tired of Dreaming (Feat. Ne-Yo & Rick Ross)
12. Rotation (Feat. Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz)
13. Simple Man
15. Black Heroes / Outro About Nothing (Feat. Jerry Seinfeld)
16. Bad (Feat. Tiara Thomas)
Video: Hot 97 Explains Papoose Performance At Summer Jam | KYITL
Last night, it was a surprising moments at Summer Jam 2013 was when Papoose hit the stage after Kendrick Lamar’s set. Today, on Hot 97 morning show, Peter Rosenberg reveals how Papoose’s performance happened and Ebro tells us that he did not like it. Ebro had no idea how Papoose had got on stage. They also explained how French Montana almost missed Summer Jam yet again. Look out for Papoose’s new single coming soon.
|The Realness: Rosenberg messed up summer jam.... again - YouTube|