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|Mon, February 28, 2022 at 6:56 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Artist sign up $100
8 minute sets
$10 General Admission
General Admission $10.00 USD
Performance Slot $100.00 USD
Judged OnCrowd ControlStage PerformanceSong Quality (not necessarily the mix but if it's a dope song or not)
1st Place: Headlining slot for next show, TV Interview, Photoshoot, Music Video, Radio Interview, Feature Artist of the month, Video On Mixtape TV Show, Month of Radio Play
2nd Place: TV Interview, Photoshoot, Month of Radio Play
3rd Place: Month of Radio Play
|Fri, February 11, 2022 at 5:50 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Eminem is a "Rap God" who has performed at many of the biggest venues in the world, but in a Thursday (February 10) interview with Sway on SiriusXM's Shade45, the Detroit legend said he's feeling nervous for his big show at Super Bowl LVI.
"Imma tell you, It's fucking nerve-wracking. It's fucking nerve-wracking," Em told Sway. "Like to me...there's nothing more final than live TV, you know what I'm saying? So like if you fuck up, that fuck up is there forever."
The highly-anticipated Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show with Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar is set to finally take place on Sunday (February 13), and rumor has it 50 Cent might even be stopping by.
On Thursday (February 10), footage emerged online of a rehearsal at SoFi Stadium, and viewers could clearly hear 50 Cent's 2003 classic "In Da Club" playing in the background.
People were quick to assume this meant Fif would be making an appearance, especially considering the mogul broke into the industry under the tutelage of Dr. Dre and Eminem. He has also worked with Snoop Dogg multiple times and he recently gave Mary a starring role as Monet in his series Power Book II: Ghost.
Anticipation for the performance exploded after a cinematic trailer for the show popped up on YouTube in January. Dubbed The Call, the three-minute clip shows each performer heading to SoFi Stadium as if they're superheroes. The trailer was helmed by Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray, who said in a statement, "as a super fan, I consider it an honor and privilege to authentically build and create this moment with five of the most legendary artists in music history. It's been a blast!"
|Fri, February 11, 2022 at 5:39 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
TOPANGA, CA - DaBaby has found himself at the center of controversy once again - this time, for an alleged assault on DaniLeigh's brother. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to TMZ police are actively investigating the fight with Brandon Bills. The fight took place at Corbin Ball in Topanga, California on Wednesday night (February 9).
Consequently, Corbin Ball has banned the platinum-selling rapper from ever stepping foot in their establishment again. An employee explained they came to that decision after staff reviewed security footage from the fight, which reportedly proves DaBaby was the aggressor and Bills, the victim. Law enforcement sources say they're now investigating DaBaby for assault with a deadly weapon because Bills was kicked in the head while he was already on the ground.
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The fight supposedly popped off after Bills confronted DaBaby over the alleged mistreatment of his sister DaniLeigh. One of the bowling alley's mechanics said it took hours for him to scrub up the dried-up sugary drink DaBaby threw at Bills, and Corbin Ball also had to cough up $250 in cleaning chemicals as well as re-oil the lanes where the incident occurred.
DaBaby and DaniLeigh's relationship has been tumultuous to say the least. Last November, the couple got into a domestic dispute in front of their three-month-old daughter that ended with DaniLeigh's arrest. She's now facing two assault charges.
Rolling Stone reported police responded to two separate calls at DaBaby's home during the dispute and both times he accused the 26-year-old singer of assaulting him. Officers made their first visit on around 11:59 p.m. local time when they responded to a domestic assault call. Footage from DaniLeigh's Instagram Live broadcast showed cops arriving at DaBaby's home, but the officers left without making an arrest.
Police returned to the same location the following day around 9:35 a.m. when DaBaby accused her of assault again. At that point, cops found sufficient evidence to cite her for the two misdemeanor assaults.
|Mon, November 1, 2021 at 11:34 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
We must honor black scholarship. Unfortunately, there is too great a segment of our population that is distrustful, disinterested, and dismissive of works produced by our black scholars. This is an indication that we have not totally freed ourselves from the psychological implications of post-slavery mental bondage. There still lingers sub-conscious feelings of inferiority and sub-humanness that affects our worldview and how we see ourselves in comparison to European intellect and mental astuteness.
John Charles Polanyi states "For scholarship - if it is to be scholarship - requires, in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence over all sectarian interests, including self-interest. Many of our great scholars, some who have transitioned to be with the Ancestors, and many who are still living and working among us, have spent their entire lives, studying, researching, investigating, documenting and digging in the arid sands of the Motherland to uncover and present to us the truth about Our-story.
Great men and women, the likes of Cheik Anta Diop, W.E.B. Dubois, Ivan Van Sertima, Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan, Carter G. Woodson, Francis Cress Welsing, and a host of many more - a list too voluminous to mention everyone in this writing - have made invaluable contributions to our culture with intellectually superior, verifiable, objective, honest, truthful, factual, well documented, and accurate accounts of our history, sociology, psychology, and cultural consciousness.
Readers must be aware that all writings are not necessarily truthful or factual. We have long been fed with information that is biased, regurgitated untruths, and Euro-supremist agendas that are detrimental to our positive cultural self-image. Nnamdi Azikiwe states "Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar."
Too often we hear complaints that books by our black authors are too pricey and unaffordable. Ironically, dropping a thousand dollars on an Iphone or a couple hundred dollars on a pair of sneakers always seem reasonable. Martin Luther King stated "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Our precious scholars who have dedicated their life's work for our education and freedom deserve better from us. It is to our individual and collective advantage to support their works and learn as they continue to teach and enlighten us.
These heroes of our culture have deposited the information that is necessary for us to break free from psychological enslavement and to embrace our glorious culture. They deserve our honor and respect. Nelson Mandela stated " A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
Written By: Lindell Leverett
|Fri, September 3, 2021 at 6:34 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Lil Durk continues racking up his 2021 wins, much like his New York music mogul counterpart JAY-Z.
Now Lil Durk has another shining accolade to stash in his Hip Hop hall of achievements after officially earning the title of most dominant Billboard charting artist.
For context, with a staggering 35 entries currently thriving throughout the list, Lil Durk has the most songs on the Hot 100 Chart of any other artist this year.
The shine matches the grind, so to speak, though.
Ever since he crowned himself the "Chicago JAY-Z" back in February, Lil Durk has gone on to back up the claim tenfold in 2021, which is shaping up to be a banner year for the OTF rap patriarch.
After The Voice earned an impressive debut on the Billboard 200 Chart at No. 3 in January, Durkioo went on to grab a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for the album in March.
Lil Durk and Lil Baby also found success with their fan-favorite The Voices Of The Heroes collab album, which locked down the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 in June, further fueling Durkioo's impeccable summer chart run with 16 concurrent tracks from the album hitting the Billboard Hot 100 also.
And as a true boss does, Lil Durk is sharing his blessings with his team with grand gestures of gratitude and appreciation.
Late last month, Durkio gifted Doodie Lo with $200,000 in cash as well as a pair of diamond earrings during the OTF rapper album release party for his Big Doodie Lo album.