What do you get when you put Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dave Chappelle & Spike Lee in a blender…? You unknowingly get 4-IZE new video “What I Smell Like”. The self proclaimed professional ignorant, intelligent idiot has returned. In his directorial debut, 4-IZE teams up w/ Brandon Womack to record the 1st “One Man Cypher” where 4-IZE rolls a blunt, smokes a blunt & passes a blunt to… Himself! From the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta type hot girls, to the Flava Flav choreographed dance moves, this intentionally...read more
While her plastic bag-filled visual for “Little White Lies” remains floating in our brains, UK indie-pop darling Florrie just threw a curveball, covering Kiesza‘s “Giant In My Heart” in a brand new acoustic session. Worlds collide! The stripped down cover of the fast-rising dance diva’s Hideaway EP jam turns the bouncy House anthem into a … More »
While “Maps” continues to climb the Billboard Hot 100, Maroon 5 has unveiled another taste of their appropriately-titled fifth LP V (due September 2). And it’s not the genetically engineered for radio, pop/rock by numbers anthem we’ve come to expect from the band. Instead, they mix it up by experimenting with synths and the result is … More »
The cell phone to most teenagers is like an infant, its well taken care of and it’s in our hands at all times. The phone companies probably warned you about the dangers of a cell phone which includes overheating or its in the manual – you know, that book like thing that comes in the box that no one ever reads. Although, sometimes you can actually feel the technology overheating most people ignore the heat throbbing from their phone, it’s not a good idea.
13 Year old North Texas girl put her Galaxy s4 smartphone to charge right before bed only to be awoken by the smell of something burning.When she began searching for the origin of the smell, she realized it was her phone under her pillow. The cell phone was fried into an unrecognizable figure of plastic with melted components. Her pillow, sheets, and mattress also suffered from this disarray.
According to FOX 4 news, the incident left the family startled:
“We have a reasonable expectation that the products we buy are going to be safe,” the girl’s father said. He told FOX that he suspects that the phone overheated, causing the battery to swell and start a fire.
“Samsung takes product quality and customer safety very seriously,” a representative said.
“We have offered the customer a new device, and we are working to retrieve the product so that we can investigate what happened. We strongly advise all customers follow the guidelines of CTIA for care and handling wireless batteries. Additionally, our user manuals warn customers that phones must have adequate ventilation and airflow and should not be covered with material such as bedding.”
Please, be careful when dealing with any gadget and note that a mismatched or poor-quality charger or charging cable can put you at risk for a fire, too.read more
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Beyonce On The Run Solo?
There have been tons of questions about the Jay Z & Beyonce‘s marriage in these past few months. Questions and conclusions arose following the famed Solange incident elevator incident, as well as when on tour Beyonce changed the lyrics to the song “Resentment” to something a lot more personal.
Reports are coming out that just a few weeks ago Beyonce was seen shopping for a 21.5 million Chelsea penthouse, by herself. The speculation has been heavy especially when you consider that usually Jay Z is involved in all of the carter couple’s real estate matters.
The apartment that Bey was looking at is only half the size of the current place the couple shares, making some feel it it’s evident the apartment search may be just for Beyonce and Blue Ivy.
Check out some pictures of the apartment in the gallery below
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In June, Ella Henderson threw her home country of the UK for a loop by releasing her stomping, soulful power-pop single “Ghost.” Co-written and co-produced by Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella — part of the team behind Maroon 5‘s current hit “Maps,” as well as “Counting Stars” by Tedder’s band OneRepublic — the song shot … More »
What do you get when you go from Lawrence, MA to Queens, NY? A hard hitting track with REKS, Noreaga, and Saigon fitting of a battle march before combat. Forget your Gatorade chewables. Just have “Garvey” on loud in your headphones. Track 2 off of REKS’ and Hazardis Soundz’ Eyes Watching God album gets a simple visual to accompany the already complex track. There are plenty of references to well known figures in history in this one so take out a notepad if you want to get summer schooled right quick. There is also a short, entertaining interlude of Noreaga attempting to take the well known pose of Malcolm X by the window, which was also imitated by KRS-One for the cover of By All Means Necessary. Also, mad props to Saigon for one of the classier outros to a verse.
Bonus points: Spot the Metal Gear Solid reference in the video.
Directed by: Hero Dradé
Bryan Hahn is still listening to this track as he works his desk job. He may start a rebellion soon, as a result. Follow the revolution on Twitter (@notupstate).read more
If John Carpenter wrote a pulp, he would most likely be listening to DP’s Soundcloud page while penning the more twisted, gruesome scenes. Case in point: DP’s latest single, “Glitch.” The VA emcee is merciless over the sinister insect like production from Brooklyn Taylor, who spits an equally unforgiving verse. The hypnotizing beat will have any goody two shoes writhing in his seat, contemplating the perks of turning over to the dark side for the weekend. If DP ever does get Bruce Wayne rich one day, you don’t want to ask how he got there. Ignorance is bliss for the weakhearted.
“Glitch” will be on DP’s Designer Casket, which drops later this Fall-still one of the stronger contenders for best project name this year.
Bryan Hahn will never double cross DP. Ever. He’s also on Twitter, exercising caution (@notupstate).
Lord J talks Jay-Z, the Universal Flag, and other Five Percenter ideology with DJ Vlad
Lord Jamar, a 30- year member of the Five Percent Nation and one fourth of Brand Nubian, spoke with Vlad TV last week. He opened up about his thoughts on rapper Jay Z wearing the Five Percent Nation medallion, and what he really feels about the white man. He states while he’s not upset with Jay Z, he would like to clear up the “mystery.”
“Usually someone who’s not in the Five Percent Nation doesn’t wear our flag.” “You know what I mean? That’s something that’s usually reserved for people within the Nation…I’m not upset with him. It’s not like I’m upset that he’s wearing it. I think it’s actually—it’s helping to raise awareness about us,” he states.
Jamar says he is unaware of what the fellow artist standing is with the organization. “It’s all the mystery surrounding it,” Jamar says. “The mysterious nature of not knowing exactly why he’s wearing it and what the significance is to him.” “It’s not in line with how we usually do things,” he said. “I have no idea, I mean, there’s been little hints,” he said. “I’ve heard him for a while now dropping little things in his music. Saying little…Giving slight acknowledgement to the Gods. And shit, even to us. You know? ‘Only God can judge me, so I’m gone. Either love me or leave me alone.’ And especially on the last album. On that Holy Grail he got a song called ‘Heaven’ where he’s shouting out the Gods basically…But as far as actually coming out and proclaiming that he’s God and coming amongst the Gods and building with the Gods. And making knowledge born. Making understanding understood. He has not done that. That’s something that if he is interested in obtaining the knowledge of self or if he has been studying unbeknownst to us, that’s something that we’d like to, know. Because we’d love to welcome him in and make sure what he’s learning he’s learning correctly.”
Jamar also spoke about professional Basketball player and close friend to Hov, Carmelo Anthony rocking a very similar chain. “I seen Melo with a similar chain.” “The first time I saw it I almost thought it was Melo’s chain, now I that Jay Z is into the sports management and all of that right now, so my initial thing when I first saw him wearing it was almost like oh he trying to get at Melo right now,” he said. “He trying to get Melo down with that Roc Nation sports shit and he’s letting him know yo I fucks with you, I fucks with the Gods,” he said.
Earlier this month, Jay Z handed Jay Electronica a Universal Flag medallion, during the rappers performance at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. It was addressed in a letter written by Minister Louis Farrakhan. “So, if someone offered me what Brother Jay Electronica was offered by Brother Jay Z, I too would accept it with the biggest smile on my face, for I too, as all of us in The Nation of Islam, are The Five Percent; Poor Righteous Teachers who are called to teach the 85 Percent, and free them from the chains of slavery and subservience as tools of the 10 Percent,” Minister Farrakhan said.
When the conversation turned to the white and Jamar was asked if he believed the white man was the devil, he responded without hesitation, “Yep.” “But now with that being said white people come from the black man. And the original devil, the strongest devil is a black devil. So, are white people devils by themselves? No,” he said. “They come from a stronger version of the devil, which was the original black man. And when we speak of God and devil we are not speaking in the same terms that you would think of a God and devil how you’ve been traditionally taught as far as within religion. We redefine what God and devil is and what it means to us. And it’s not anything spooky. It’s a frame of mind, basically. And even white and black is not necessarily a skin color. It’s a frame of mind. So, is the white man the devil? Yes, he is,” Jamar states. “Do I mean just the Caucasian skin person, no. The white man of mind, the white mind, the one that goes against nature, the one that murders and rapes and steals, the unrighteous mind is the devil and that can be within all different skin colors.”
-Sara D.(@evolaras4real)read more