Flavor Flav may want to save the money he’s saving for Bobby Shmurda’s bail for his own legal issues. The Public Enemy member was back in a Long Island courthouse this week for felony driving charges stemming from a 2014 traffic stop that resulted in a driving with a suspended license charge, a speeding violation and two misdemeanors for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.The stop revealed that the hip-hop legend had 15 license suspensions, all of which were linked to unpaid traffic tickes. The incident occurred while Flav was speeding to his mother’s funeral in Long Island.
During the latest court appearance, Flav fired his lawyer and argued that the felony charge was excessive. In response, the judge and prosecutor revoked a possible plea deal. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 10 according to the New York Daily News.
In May, Flav was arrested in Las Vegas and arrested for driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, driving without registration, driving with an open container and possession of marijuana. The PE hypeman was pulled over in his black ’05 Beamer by a Nevada High Patrolman after he was spotted driving 73 MPH in a 45 MPH zone and 87 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. He posted $7,000 bail and was released from Clark County Detention Center later that week.
Oculus debuts virtual reality short film 'Henry' from former Pixar animator
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The beef between Drake and Meek Mill seems to have hit a fever pitch, despite the diss tracks coming from only one side. Meek, who is on tour (and apparently away from any studios) with his girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, was savoring the buzz that comes with having the number one album in the country when he tweeted about Drake’s use of ghostwriters, specifically on “R.I.C.O.,” their collaboration from Dreams Worth More Than Money. Since then, fans have scoured for the details on the personal and professional history of Quentin Miller, the rapper whose name pops up all over the liner notes for If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and whose reference track for “10 Bands” Funkmaster Flex played on the radio. In the last five days, the news cycles have been swallowed whole by a pair of diss tracks by Drake aimed at Meek Mill: “Charged Up” as a warning shot, “Back t0 Back” as a victory lap. Now, there’s only one thing left to conquer for the Canadian crooner. ’90s sitcoms.
The former Degrassi: The Next Generation star and his Philadelphia-bred nemesis have been grafted into the opening credits for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the classic comedy for which Will Smith became a household name. Nicki Minaj appears as the frightened mother, Drake and the OVO crew as the “couple of guys, who were up to no good. It may not be official, but it’s turning into the accepted narrative.
Brown dwarf aurora found; could inform exoplanet searches
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New discovery: Was there a spy in Jamestown?
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Hackers combine coded photos and Twitter to hit targets
A cybersecurity company has discovered a piece of malware which uses Twitter, coding site Github and online photographs to attack computers. FireEye said it suspected the tool, called Hammertoss, had been developed by a Russian group. It generates …
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Google Translate app adds 20 more languages
By week's end, the Android and iOS app will offer instant translation in a total of 27 languages. by Lance Whitney · @lancewhit; 29 July 2015 5:52 pm BST. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. email. comments. more. reddit. pinterest. tumblr.
Google adds 20 languages to instant virtual translation. How?
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Yahoo Plays Catch-up in Messaging With Video Texting App
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With the increased presence of “mood” playlists on streaming services like Spotify, musical compilations have been becoming more and more popular. These compilations could represent one of the best ways for an artist to gain notice in 2015.
Guest Post by Allison Pitts on The Daily Rind
Right now, compilations are more popular than ever before. Just open Spotify’s homepage and you will find a plethora of playlists including “Mellow Beats,” “Creativity Boost,” “The Indie Mix” along with hundreds of others to help get you through your day. How many times have you discovered new music through playlists like these? I know I have countless times.
The Orchard’s Compilations Team creates and releases a wide variety of albums throughout the year, spanning every genre imaginable that are sold and streamed through platforms including iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. With more and more labels signing up, our catalog is constantly growing. Here are the top 5 reasons why compilations should be high on your radar whether you’re a label or just looking to expand your musical horizons.
1. Gain Exposure For Your Artists (New and Old)
Compilation albums are a great opportunity for labels to spotlight artists they think should be receiving more recognition, whether this is a new artist that is about to blow up, or an overlooked veteran. Placing artists like these in a compilation album will expand their reach, exposing them to listeners who may not have noticed them otherwise.
2. Boost Catalog Visibility (and Track Sales)
Not only can compilations spotlight one artist, but they can also bring visibility to a label’s entire catalog, including those lesser-known gems. Adding a compilations component to a label’s music marketing strategy works as a sales boost for both their best-selling artists and their not so best-selling artists.
3. Facilitate Music Discovery
Can you think of a better way to discover new music? Think about it; you see an artist you like on a compilation, so you listen to the entire album and consequently have now been introduced to similar artists you didn’t even know existed. The benefits are obvious!
4. Find The Right Niche
Nearly every label’s catalog has that artist with a niche sound they are unsure how to market. Trust us when we say, there are people who want to hear it and we know who those people are. Whether it’s New Age, Classical or Hawaiian tunes, those songs can be placed into the perfect yoga, studying or meditation mix. It’s all about packaging a label’s music the right way so that listeners can find the music they are looking for and give your catalog a second listen!
5. Keep Up With The Trends
Compilations are everywhere. They are the present-day mixtape. If you’re not listening to them, you should be. If your artists aren’t on them, they need to be. In order to stay prevalent in this ever-changing industry, it is important to keep up with the trends, and the compilation album is a trend that is definitely here to stay.