The final press conference for Saturday's Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card took place today at historic Fenway Park in Boston. Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) and James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) in a 12-round super middleweight showdown for the vacant IBF title at Boston's Agganis Arena. Live televised coverage starts at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.
Andre Dirrell: "A title means everything. It completes you as a fighter. That's the top of the food chain in this sport, and that's the pedestal we're all trying to reach - world champion. Everybody wants to be a world champion. The greats had it and now we want it. It would mean more for my city, my family and my friends, and it's something I'll always be able to look back it. It would put me in the record books for life.
"DeGale is not quiet. Today he's Chilling, maybe because he's a little out of his comfort zone. But there's a lot of tension when you're standing right there next to your opponent. He might just be a little cranky today. I like to lighten the mood and stay comfortable. This is all a part of the game. Let's have fun now. It's ass-kicking time when we get in that ring, but outside it's all love.
"There was a time when I didn't want to do interviews. I didn't want to go to fights. I didn't want to hear fans online and on social media. I closed all them down because I didn't want to hear people ask, 'When are you fighting again? Talking about talent wasted, or saying I'm glad he's gone.' It hurt because there was nothing I could do. I was powerless even with all the power in the world."
James DeGale: "Andre says the belt doesn't mean anything to him in the fight - well, the belt means everything to me and more. I am here to make history and it doesn't happen without that title. I could win on Saturday night and retire a happy man - that's how much I want to beat Andre Dirrell. But when I do win that title, I am going for the rest of the belts, creating a lasting legacy for my country, my fans and myself.
"Andre is a classy fighter and he showed in the press conference that he is a classy guy too - when two fighters who believe in their ability 100 percent and know they are going to win a fight, it is going to be explosive. There's nothing but respect between us, but ultimately, we're going to take each other to dark territory on Saturday night, it's going to be a brutal battle - and one that I am going to win."
Wiz Khalifa in New York with that vision and that curry to make it a little blurry. Just Chilling and twisting most likely. Oh, and shooting dope visuals for rhymes - like this "No Permission" (produced by Big Jerm and Po Shod Beats). Still Taylor Gang or die! Peep.
Wowwww. This is dude's LIFE... the life! This two-parter is all about the Dan Bilzerian win-it-all-try-and-spend-it-all lifestyle. Can't imagine. Don't have to, because we got part 1 above and part 2 after the jump. Poker, yachts, copters, hot cars ... Chilling with rap stars, porn stars... no big thing. Watch.
Beyond the 'sticky icky' is B-Real's 'SICKY icky.' Cypress Hill's B-Real and Wu-Tang's Chef Raekwon Chillin' at the smoke-out. Talking about over 20 years in the game, the new album "F.I.L.A." and more on this edition of The Smokebox.
In a time where producers are being sued for samples and R&B singers are cussing more than rappers, a project like Hours Spent Loving You is something the game needs right now. Vocalist SPZRKT producer/DJ Sango give us this seven track EP that you can play from start to finish. This can be thrown on while Chilling with your lady, or ladies while you're thinking of your man, or if you just want to hear some nice chill music 'Hours Spent Loving You' does the trick. If you are not that familiar with Sango CLICK HERE for the interview ArtByOdell did with him when he was last in Atlanta.
In this episode of The Remix, Christal Jordan from Enchanted PR joined us with her new client Scarzeo. The St. Thomas born MC was in town from New York and stopped by to talk about his career and his upcoming album 15 to Life.
Christal also represents Chilli (TLC) so she talked about the crowdfunding campaign for TLC. Christal and Big Dee had a funny exchange talking about men and scrubs! You've gotta hear it.
We had Ceb from Think Shop Designs on the show to talk about his clothing line and poetry book.
Chi Christine joined us for the first time. She helped with a couple of the interviews and offered her insight on a few topics.
DJ Yogi and Brittany joined the show later and talked about the upcoming Boombap Saturdays on Feb 7. Gerald and DJ Yogi had fun talking about the Atlanta Hawks and their 15-game winning streak.
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Dj Yogi's Playlist
Three Jobs - E-40 Look @ California (Clean Version) - Reality Get Down (Clean) - Q-Tip Busta Rhymes CLEAN Motivated (feat Problem) - Salva Where Are They Now - Nas Blood In the Streets (feat. AZ) - Ghostface Killah thats how we move it remix - Grand Puba House Of Pain - Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix) No. 99 - Joey Bada$$ Ooh Wee - Mark Ronson ft. Ghostface Nate Dogg Caution - Bob Marley Jack Of Spades - BDP In The Ghetto - Busta Rhymes RUN-DMC Tribute - Rampage Uptown Anthem - Naughty By Nature Sobb Story - Leaders of the New THE HEAT - Common Rap Promoter - ATCQ DOWN WITH THE KING - Run DMC Take It Personal - Gang Starr Jussumen (Pete Rock Remix) (1992) - Das Efx Diamond D - Freestyle (Yo, That's That Sh..) (CLEAN)_ Goodie Mob ft. Outkast - Black Ice GET UP REMIX MASTERS AT WORK Buck 'Em Down (Remix) - Black Moon Wind Parade - Donald Byrd Soul Thing What We Do - Freeway
For Da Love Of Da Game DJ Jazzy Jeff - Are You Ready ft. Slum Village Red Hot Flo From Kokomo (Jazz Vampires) (DJ Jazzy Jef Bill The Top - Dj Jazzy Jeff BRAND NEW FUNK 2K7 DJ Jazzy Jeff _ The Fresh Pr
Okay, they all go in... but Roc Marci... woooo! Like he was going for that Raekwon spot!! That's how Hip-Hop is done; CohenBeats Remix of "Dirt" (off House Shoes' LP "Let It Go" - featuring OhNo, The Alchemist and Roc Marciano with the strong finish).
When I was in Tel Aviv a few weeks ago I linked with the homie CohenBeats (@cohenbeatsaredope).
While we were Chillin' he played me a joint that had an ill intro on it,
and I told him it would be a great fit for a remix of the Dirt joint off of
Let It Go, my debut record from a few years back. He put it together and here you go.
Check out one of Chi Town's elite (He is in my top 3 Chi Town emcees for sure) artists, Gemstones, as he gives a Chilling perspective of black on black crime with his video "Circles". Gemstones debut album "BLIND ELEPHANT" will be released on February 24th, 2015. Get familiar. Let us know your thoughts.
Social media was abuzz this past week. An entire billion people were shocked into a pulp, sickened to the deepest part of their gut, left infuriated, violated, underwhelmed and heart broken.
A Ugandan maid, filmed by closed circuit television (Hidden Cameras) delivered a hell fury beating to a little girl of not more than 3 years of age. Her crime, regurgitating unpalatable food that had been rammed down her throat only a few moments before.
The helpless little girl is smacked with open palms, hurled off a couch like a boomerang! She hits the ground with a huge thud, tummy and face first. She does not flinch, a disturbing sign that she was well on the way to familiarising with the assaults.
The attack continues, she is kicked, and slapped, while lying in her own vomit. Then in an ultimate show of ruthlessness, the woman, probably weighing around 65-70kg stands, with both feet on the back of the toddler who struggles to breathe. Gasping for air, lying almost lifeless on the floor, her assailant, the weevil pummels her with a torch handle, repeatedly...
The savageness of the attack, the ferocity of the ambush, left the child horribly traumatised and fighting for her life. In hours the video went viral on Facebook and Whatsapp, infuriating almost all the 7 billion humane inhabitants of this planet
Many failed to conceive that woman, a motherly figure, a person with the heart of a human could inflict annihilation of such barbaric proportions to a little girl? That a person entrusted with the welfare of a toddler could relentlessly dispense a crude thumping of that nature, going against the very ideals of her occupation and much more, much of what makes humanity, human.
Devastatingly, this is not the only video doing the circles on social media. Earlier, in February 2014, a Thai maid was also filmed delivering a heartless, senseless and Chilling attack to a tiny infant. Whilst her barbarism does not match that of her Ugandan counterpart, the insensitivity, the cruelty, the stone numbness is equally sickening The incident altogether leaves a bitter taste in our mouths, it is a dagger to the hearts of all.
Yet, it perhaps points to a greater problem in our society. In the quest to chase success, to make a living, we entrust our most precious in the hands of those we deem not to have the same level of ambition as us, those lacking the opportunity, skill, and drive to aim for the stellar star we aim for.
It is the goal of every person to succeed. Stratification is a very significant paradigm in sociological realms. The definition of success from this perspective is imperative to the understanding of the different phenomena at play here.
All of educational achievement, academic prowess, rich economic statue that follows, are what society has laid down as pilgrims of actualisation. These are the yardsticks of success.
Sociologists posit that society is structured, by and in financial capacity(s), opportunities to self-actualise, and achieve success. However, the marker set, the blue torch paper lit, the inconsistences that follow trigger a chain of events that can only end up in disaster, like these shocking inhumane violent attacks on children.
Here is why. All the subjects, the participants of life's ultimate race to actualisation do not begin from an equal footing.
Many individuals, with all avenues to success blocked, resort to redefine success in their own means and terms. Some delve into crime, and many other despicable activities, all in the goal of reaching actualisation. And that is the problem with our society today. Without offering explanation for, or condoning these acts, it is quite conceivable from a perspective of social science that this problem is of our making.
We have structured society along economic and social gains so distinctly, we have created classes, while simultaneously creating barriers that prevent less than exceptional people from migrating between classes
Chilli joins Harry Shum Jr. and expert Michael Curry to introduce viewers to the art of Faking
(Atlanta, Ga) truTV presents Fake Off, a next generation talent show aimed at incorporating theater, acrobatics, costume, and illusion to recreate pop culture events through various mediums designed to wow audiences. The show is produced by Shine America.
WHAT: Ten teams from around the country compete against each other in an elimination competition, recreating iconic moments in popular culture in hopes of winning the grand prize, $100,000.
WHO: Hosted by Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2: The Streets), Fake Off judges include Chilli (TLC), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), and Michael Curry (Cirque de Soleil).
WHEN: Premieres Monday, October 27, at 10pm EST
TRUTV takes viewers on a fun ride that surprises and entertains. It delivers a dynamic mix of action, comedy, and competition, featuring engaging characters and compelling new worlds that pull you in and leave you wanting more. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. household, truTV features such popular original series such as Impractical Jokers, Hardcore Pawn, Lizard Lick Towing, Killer Karaoke, How To Be A Grown-Up, South Beach Tow, Friends of the People, Hair Jacked, and The Carbonaro Effect, as well as the upcoming series Motor City Masters, Way Out West, Fake Off, and Jokers Wild!
For interviews requests for Chilli please contact: Christal Jordan, Enchanted Branding & Public Relations Tel: 678-499-0297
Enchanted Branding & Public Relations is a multimedia marketing, branding and public relations agency with headquarters in Atlanta, GA and a partnership office in New York City. Enchanted Branding and Public Relations specializes in fusing creativity with strategic industry know-how to create impressionable and measurable customized campaigns, especially as it relates to entertainment/arts. Our agency has worked with top talent to segue their careers into alternate dimensions by cross-branding and promotion, exposing them to a larger consumer fan base. Enchanted Branding & Public Relations actively seeks exposure for clients that include television, print, radio and sponsorship opportunities. We strive to create opportunities for our clients relevant to their career goals and aspirations.
"Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith and her fiance' Mendeecees Harris are expecting their second child together and based on their instagrams post "It's A Girl". Mendeecees posted a picture of him and Yandy with the caption "Chilling with my baby Girl Lol (inny)." and Yandy followed up with her own photos of her and Mendeecees 2 year old son, Omere, with the caption, "Me and my baby boy...oh and my baby girl." Congrats to them. Check out the pictures below...
What's good everybody? Welcome back to another edition of I Am Indie
Wednesdays. Since I've been writing these pieces for ICHH, I am often
asked the question, how do you decide on who you're going to write
about every week? The answer is simple. Like a paperclip to
a magnet, it just comes to me.
One of the many mottos I live by is that if it flows, it
goes. I try not to think too hard and just do the damn thing.
That's what led me to our artist of the week. It was one of the Chillier nights in the A since fall, and I
was sipping a brew, reluctantly smoking a square while
scrolling through soundcloud. Through the sea of orange play buttons, a track called Winter Cold caught my attention. I guess it was the title that reminded me of the season fast approaching, so without hesitation I pressed play. As soon as the strings hit followed by strong female vocals, I thought surely no one is spitting over this. It sounds like Katy Perry could have this joint in her stash! It wasn't a minute later after the chorus,
BlackSmyth busted out the gate with a flawless tone
and delivery. It all made sense as he started going in about his
struggles from addictions to finances. The track is full of drama with a cinematic feel, so I couldn't help but to envision how this video could be. BlackSmyth is a military kid from everywhere and nowhere, and the constant changes growing up enhances his versatility as an artist. He is soon to release an EP in a few months and will drop his LP next year 2015 titled No Comment. Bundle up and be sure to check out his track Winter Cold featuring Rachel.