Monthly Archives: August 2013
Justin Timberlake sits down with Sway & talks Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake, Miley Cyrus + more.
We never worked together, so I don’t know that he(Kanye) fully understands what it is that I can do – Justin Timberlake
JAY Z’s Life+Times hit the road with the entire TDE crew – Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock – in preparation for them playing the Budweiser Made In America Festival this Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia. The Black Hippy crew speaks on their beginnings, love for their hometown, and their legacies in the rap game.
“Made In America: TDE” follows the crew during their last leg of the Black Hippy tour, through the BET Awards weekend and then catches up with Ab Soul, Jay Rock and ScHoolBoy Q in different parts of Los Angeles (after speaking with Kendrick Lamar in Arizona). The crew gives an insight on how they all joined TDE, how life has changed since the release of good kid, m.A.A.d. city and their outlook on the future as ScHoolBoy Q prepares to release Oxymoron.
The documentary also got footage of the crew backstage and capture their performance in Mesa, Arizona where fans waited in line for over three hours in 120 degree weather to see them perform. You will also see Kendrick Lamar perform in front of his largest crowd as a solo act at the San Diego County Fair.
Jermaine Cole, also known as rapper J Cole, opens up to the Wall Street Journal’s Lee Hawkins about his long journey to the top of the music industry, helped by his mentor Jay-Z and his formal education as a magna cum laude graduate of St. John’s University in New York. As part of the discussion, he discusses how he landed his record deal, his controversial autism comments, allegations that he and Jay-z are part of a powerful ‘illuminati’ subculture, Trayvon Martin, his views on race and black America, and his rivalry with Kanye West.
A$AP Rocky and A$AP Mob speaks on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse: “King Of New York,” line and the status of New York Hip-Hop.
I feel like that King of New York shit… you smoking crack… you crazy.
For his past 28 fights Deontay Wilder has annihilated his opponents with his ferocious right hand and his latest bout against his 29th opponent, former WBO champion, Siarhei Liakhovich was no different. All of his victories thus far have come by way of knockout, with none even passing the fourth round.
“I don’t like to stick around because I’m not getting paid for overtime,” Wilder said. “That being said, I wasn’t surprised, but I didn’t think it would be that short either, to beat a former world champion and against a guy known for going rounds.”
“I’m blessed with power, I’m blessed with tremendous power. I don’t even know the measure of my own power. I see why they should register my hands. When I hit someone, it’s a felony.”
When Wilder caught Liakhovich with that right hook that landed on his temple, I knew the outcome was inevitable watching him drop like a ton of bricks. Liakhovich was out cold and the referee didn’t even need to count. The worst part was Liakhovich’s seizure-like-spasms immediately after the Bronze Bomber’s powerful knockout punch.
Although he’s never officially fought them, I’m sure Wilder is confident enough in himself when it comes to Heavyweight’s current most dominating family, the Klitschko brothers. In November the 6-foot-7, 225-pound Bronze Bomber, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, traveled to Wladimir Klitschko’s camp in Austria and put in a serious shift sparring with the champion.
Boxing’s Heavyweight division has been lacking that thump for the past 10+ years, is Deontay Wilder the Heavyweight prospect that American’s have been waiting for to replicate the 90s big boys and finally challenge the Klitschko brothers?
Lakeem Greaves (@iamLAKZ)
I’m not going to lie, I hated Clint Dempsey. It’s well documented that Clint didn’t leave Fulham in the right way refusing to play for the club again in a hope to force a move to Liverpool that he was convinced was a certainty. As it happened the move to Merseyside was far from a forgone conclusion with the move dragging onto a full blown transfer saga with Fulham threatening to take the Reds to court over allegedly tapping up Clint. In the end Clint did manage to force his move from Fulham, not to a Champions League club but one with huge aspirations of getting there Tottenham Hotspur. After a decent season with the Lillywhites, Clint has bid farewell to England to return to the MLS. The move back to the MLS in what is Clint’s prime is for me a sad end to a groundbreaking spell in England where if things were handled in a different fashion last summer he could have become a true club legend.
But let’s not dwell on the negatives, Clint Dempsey for me should be remembered as a Fulham legend and probably the best Yank to ever grace the Premiership (Sorry Brian!)
I remember feeling very excited by the prospect of getting Clint Dempsey, this was a player who for me stood out in World Cup 2006,where he scored for America Vs Ghana. When we eventually did pick up ‘Duce’ after months of negotiations with the MLS 2007 I was chuffed. The signs were there from the very start with regards to Clint. Flashes of skill, step-overs and flicks, a tackle on then Fulham’s most hated Steed Malbranque also helped! In the brief 15 minutes against Tottenham I realised what all the hype was about and why he was voted as a player to watch by 4-4-2 magazine.
It was at the end of Clint’s first season where the man from Texas wrote his name into Fulham history. Dempsey scored the goal that secured Fulham’s safety in our first real relegation dog fight. A classy first half finish against Liverpool gained 3 massive points against a under strength Liverpool side,a result Neil ‘Colin Wanker’ Warnock harks on about to this day.
It’s fair to say Clint was always forced to prove his worth to the team. The first manger to not utilise Clint effectively was Chris Coleman who signed the American. After he lost his job, Lawrie Sanchez then interim manger nearly made the same mistake until that goal against Liverpool. Sanchez made the mistake of under estimating Dempsey the next season signing the likes of Bouazza to replace him. Clint kept his nose to the ground and played a role in securing Fulham’s safety, in a season where Sanchez was replaced by Hodgson. Dempsey finished Fulham’s top scorer in a turbulent season with 6 goals. The signs where there for all to see that Dempsey should be a key player in Fulham’s future.
Despite finishing ‘The Great Escape’ as Fulham’s top scorer, Clint was again forced to prove his worth to the team. Prove his worth Clint did, despite only playing a bit part role again. Dempsey finished Fulham’s top scorer on 7 including that brace against the scum, who can forget that bullet header? Clint’s contribution though mainly from the bench saw Fulham clinch a record 7th position and automatic qualification for the Europa league.
The 09-10 season which included the Europa League campaign as a Fulham fan is a season I doubt will ever be topped. It was though again a season that Clint Dempsey was never really trusted as a true starter more a man who could produce a moment of magic or a vital goal. This season saw the goal that possibly acts as a microcosm for his whole time at Fulham. Not selected to start against Juventus preferred ahead of him was the sublime Zoltan Gera and the more positionally astute Davies and Duff. Dempsey was introduced on the 71st minute and just 11 minutes later scored possibly the greatest goal Craven Cottage has ever seen to see Fulham (yes little Fulham) beat Juventus ( Italy’s most successful clubs) 5-4 on aggregate and 4-1 on the night.
Clint’s bit part role was illustrated by the fact he failed to gain a starting place in Fulham’s starting line up for the final. It seemed no matter what Clint did it wasn’t good enough to nail down a starting berth in Fulham’s plans.
When Mark Hughes arrived at Fulham Clint after 4 season managed to break into the side regularly and repaid the faith shown in him by hitting 12 Premier League goals. This saw the Texan again becoming Fulham’s top scorer in the league and also become Fulham’s all time top Premier Leagues marksman with 33 goals.
When Hughes decided to leave, Martin Jol was in no doubt of Dempsey’s a ability choosing to utilise the American as a key player. Clint repaid Jol’s faith by scoring 17 premier league goals from midfield, which saw him voted 4th in the PFA player of the year.
Clint’s record for Fulham is put simply unbelievable and despite his legacy being tarnished by his move away from the Cottage his impact should never be forgotten. 3 times fans player of the year, 4 times top scorer, all time Fulham Premier league scorer, All time American top scorer in the EPL. To achieve all of these feats from midfield and also a rare starter (due to no manger really being able to nail down a position for Demps), that boy Clint Dempsey was pretty damn good!
Good luck in the MLS. And thanks for teaching me one thing as you said it in your interview VS Juventus ‘You never give up man’
Aidan Fulham (@AidanFulham)
Maino stopped by Street Sweeper Radio with The Drama King DJ Kay Slay and Co host Joy Daily to discuss his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar proclaiming himself as the “King Of New York” on his verse in the new track ‘Control’. DJ Kay Slay and Maino give their thoughts on Kendrick Lamar calling himself, “The King Of New York.” Maino Says “DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Drake and Lil’ Wayne Are Kings Of NY”. Maino also says NY lost their sound and culture, what do you think?
Watch the new Official Gameplay Video for Grand Theft Auto Online – which shows how we’ve taken the fundamental GTA concepts of freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and made them available to multiple players in an incredibly detailed and responsive online world.
In Grand Theft Auto Online, you’ll have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V.
Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V and launches on October 1st.
Does today remind you of the era you came up with in the ’90s?
NAS: Yes, and it’s the first time since that time that that’s happened. This is a special time right now. I’m happy I can see it. Just hearing Cole saying he got me on Hip Hop Is Dead means a lot. The fact that I’m seeing him, Kendrick, Drake and the dudes that’s out there… I was just talking to Diddy, and he was like, “Yo, do you see what’s going on right now? It’s happening again.” He was excited.
J. COLE: It’s fucked up to say this, but it’s true—when we was kids, there was a lack of respect for the niggas that molded you. We ain’t know better, but we definitely lacked our homework. I had to go back and do homework on KRS, Kane, Kool G Rap. They fizzled out and weren’t really relevant to us. You might see Rakim come back with another album, all the older heads will be like, “Oh shit!” And the younger kids were like, “Nigga so what?” disrespectfully. But I love to see now that “Let Nas Down” and “Made Nas Proud” is important. Like, you’re just as important to them as me because they know how important you are to us. The fact that you’re still relevant, your pen is still crazy and you still making great music—that didn’t happen before. The legends are carrying over. Jay is still relevant. Nas—not just relevant, but y’all niggas is still on top. It’s crazy.