Remember the insanity of "The Home Team" video short we posted here? Well, WTF do we have here but some more crazy! Is...is that dude a vampire or something? A damn vampire in the house?? Okay, back up... a strange dude (vampire or not) walking in through the front door in the dead of night like he is about to... shiiiiiid! What is Thelonius up to with these vids though??
Whew! Another promo for his "Wünderkid" album. This is for Thelonious Martin's "Wrong or Right."
That Compton city kid Kendrick Lamar continues to raise the bar with every project, every single, & every new video. Check out the latest video for Kendrick's latest single "Alright" off of his critically acclaimed "To Pimp A Butterfly" album. This that type of video that'll give you the chills because it's just that good creatively. Very dope indeed!
How about that. Been a minute since we have had a Brother Ali sighting over here. Check out his soulful feature on the Markis Precise single "The Feeling of Flying." The Fresno (California, USA) producer lets go of his title track in advance of the LP due out July 28 (pre-order link below).
Check Out Meek Millie's Interview with Power 105's Angie Martinez where he talk's about his new album, relationship with Nicki Minaj, his various talks with Jay Z, and the way he was mistreated during his arrest and much more.
Above: All custom, all "Beast Mode"... Marshawn Lynch's fish tank. In Lynch's words, "That thang SAUCY!" See what the builders on the Animal Planet thought about the experience of creating Beast Mode's fish tank after the jump below...
Yup, Yasiin Bey just popped on into Addis Abba, Ethiopia, to record a li'l something with Electric Wire Hustle. Bey took their 2009 release "Chaser" out for another run. The team did the redo in one take and called it "Marigolds." Check out this loosie for yourselves.
Yesterday I took my nephew swimming. While he was in the pool playing basketball, I noticed that he was trying to keep the ball to himself, use it as a flotation device, and that he would get upset when the other boys in the pool would try to get the ball.
I called him over to talk about it and explained to him that the ball was there so that everyone could play basketball and that it was meant for sharing. We got into a little debate because he said that the he wasn't trying to use it for flotation, he just wanted to shoot the ball and the boys kept trying to take it from him.
I reminded him of a previous conversation that he initiated where he shared with me that sometimes people are jerks to him, but he knows that it is because he does things to annoy them. During that conversation I explained that it's not cool for people to be a jerk toward him, but I was proud of him for taking responsibility by recognizing his part in the treatment and how his behavior might have affected the outcome. So with the reminder of our previous conversation and my growing frustration, I sent him back to go play and I took a little walk away from that area.
When I came back, no more than 2 minutes later, I was surprised to see that he was sharing, cooperating and playing with all of the boys in a fun and happy way. I couldn't help but smile.
I could have scolded him and tried to make him do what I wanted him to do, but having the conversation and letting him make the decision led to an outcome that I never could have imagined. I must admit that I fully expected to come back and still see him struggling with the other boys.
I learned a huge lesson from this. When in an argument or debate, we have to communicate in such a way that we allow the other person to come to their own conclusion. We can't try to control, dominate or manipulate the situation, and we can't spend the entire time trying to be understood. The reason for this is because they too are trying to be understood, and if we are both trying to be understood simultaneously, that means that neither of us is truly, actively listening.
Instead of just scolding my nephew, I listened to his perspective and realized that in his mind, they were wrong and he was right. He stated that he just wanted to play by himself and they all kept taking the ball away. So I asked him, "What if they all feel the same way that you do?" I took a moment to understand him, and I helped him to understand them. I said what I had to say, and then I gave him, myself and the entire situation some space. The result was that he heard me. I just needed to give him an opportunity to be heard as well and then some space to apply the information...an opportunity to understand.
The ideal situation is that both parties would seek to understand, but, that rarely happens, so this week I challenge you to be that person who seeks to understand. In doing this you will be surprised at how much more quickly you will arrive at your desired outcome.
"Seek to understand, not to be understood." - Author Unknown
Brand new black & white video directed by Philly Fly Boy for T.I.'s latest single 'Project Steps.' Definitely diggin' this song produced by Mars of the L.A. based production team & band "1500 or Nothin". Detroit representer Trick Trick is among a few of the cameos that appear in this video which undoubtedly includes some of T.I.'s Hustle Gang crew.Â The song reminds me of one of my favorite Tupac classics called 'Pain.'Â Â T.I. doing it for 2015 & of course the dream-like street clip was shot here in Atlanta.
In what might be one of the most forgettable title runs ever, Mickey Bey who got a highly disputed decision over Miguel Vasquez has vacated his IBF lightweight title since he doesn't want to make a defense in Macau, China. Bey would of had to face Denis Shafikov who is currently the number one contender. Looking at the most recent rankings from the IBF, Emiliano Marsili would be the next contender in line for a shot at the vacant title, but nothing has been made official.
Victoria Monét. Acclaimed songwriter AND singer; and both abilities come through smoothly on this lovely collection she cooked up for you - "Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II." And for the most part, it really is her this time around. Only one feature, from T.I. Check it out.
This is the beast mode role that Matt Damon was made to play. Crush Jason Bourne! "In your face, Neil Armstrong!"
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, "The Martian" features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
Via an official statement on the World Boxing Council's official website, former lightweight WBC champion, Antonio has called it a career. DeMarco who reached the height of his career by defeating both Jorge Linares and John Molina in stunning fashion saw a dramatic decline after losing to Adrien Broner.
Since the Broner loss DeMarco made an ill-fated run at super lightweight were he fell short to Jessie Vargas and recently Rances Barthelemy. DeMarco was a testament to hard work and dedication as his his narrative had moments in which he was eating food out of garbage cans and suffering unbearable poverty and made it all the way to being a world champion.
"I want to thank God that boxing and the people always supported me. Thanks for everything you gave during my career. It's difficult but I am sure God will set me more goals and dreams to fulfill." said DeMarco in a prepared statement
Below are a tribute to two of the best moments of DeMarco's career (videos are not hosted or were put up by ITRBoxing.com)
More and more people I know are coming down with the the "Michael Jackson" disease... What is that? It's a condition called Vitiligo. My first thought was hmmm... it reminds me of a cow. Well as it turns out cows have it. Hmmm...The two most recognized and well-known breeds of dairy cattle are the Holstein cow and the Jersey cow. http://www.dairyspot.com/.../dairy-farming-fac.../types-of-cows/Nfn, fam, humans are herbivorous, we're not supposed to eat meat... and what other animal in nature drinks the milk of another, or even drinks milk after infancy. Additionally our proteins are different from there's and we get protein naturally the same way they do, the synthesizing of vegetation. Cows don't eat meat, but we eat them?Hmmm and those spots they have are a result of a disease. But the meat and dairy industry will never tell you that when they sell you those hamburgers and steaks. You take in their blood and flesh, stands to reason you get their diseases, um, pathogens I think they call it. And just one more Hmmm for good measure... Vitiligo has been most commonly reported in the Holstein-Friesian breed, coinky-dink? I think not! We are not supposed to consume the: blood of other animals or http://www.tandfonline.com/.../abs/10.1080/00480169.1998.36062 starch. http://www.tandfonline.com/.../10.1080/00480169.1998.36062 http://surefoodsliving.com/.../vitiligo-and-gluten.../