Suzuki Motor says to buy back VW stake as tribunal settles long feud
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp said on Sunday it will buy back the 19.9 percent stake it sold to Volkswagen AG after an international arbitration court settled a dispute between the automakers over their failed partnership. Suzuki filed …
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Austin first city outside California to test Google's fully self-driving cars
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Google's self-driving Lexus car drives along street during a demonstration at Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. FROM WIRE REPORTS. Published: 29 August 2015 10:22 PM. Updated: 29 August 2015 10:22 PM. Related. Google chooses Austin as …
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Boasting a professional record of 31 wins (22 KO), 1 Draw and no defeats, Middleweight fighter Peter Quillin, also known as Kid Chocolate, premieres the first episode of #AnimalStatusTV. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Quillin introduces viewers to his team, the people who train, motivate and inspire him.
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Yung Joey comes through with his new video for the track “Big Dawg.” The Ear Drummer Records rapper from Jamaica, Queens has been building his name up over the last couple of years and will be dropping his latest project, Necessary Evil next month. As a preview we get the visual for the new Southside-produced song. Sizzle provides a menacing sound canvas for Joey to spit that good old fashion trap rap over.
“We hit the studio in Queens with my longtime producer/engineer Doe Pesci, I went in the booth, and 20-minutes later the song was done.,” Joey told Fader of the track. “An hour after that, the video was shot by Beats4Us.” In the clip, Joey, Southside and the crew post up in the studio hallway while smoking, rapping and riding hover boards.
Joey originally hit the scene a few years ago as a part of Wacka Flocka Flame’s Brick Squad Monopoly imprint but has since moved over to Mike Will’s bubbling label. Necessary Evil drops September 1. The project will include features from Rae Sremmurd, DeJ Loaf, and more, along with production from Mike WiLL Made-It, G-Unit producer Doe Pesci and Southside of 808 Mafia.
Watch the “Big Dawg” video, above.
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Besides the fact that both of their debut albums dropped in 1994, The Notorious B.I.G. and rock band Hootie & The Blowfish have very little if anything in common. But the late legendary MC does namedrop the band’s frontman in a line on his song “Mo Money Mo Problems.” On the song Big raps, “Stay humble, stay low, blow like Hootie/True pimp niggas spend no dough on the booty.”
Obviously, the Brooklyn MC is making a simile connecting Hootie and the blowfish. But apparently the line was deeper than that. During a recent phone interview on The Dan Patrick Show, Hootie front man Darius Rucker said the line actually refers to a specific night when the two met each other at the Grammy’s.
“We were at the Grammys, and some really hot girl walks by,” said Rucker. “One of [Big’s] boys was like, ‘I’ll pay her,’ just as a joke. I go. ‘Man, I’m not paying for it.’ We laughed and then his next record, he’s got a line that goes. ‘Stay humble, stay low, blow like Hootie/True pimp niggas spend no dough on the booty.’ Great line.”
In related Biggie news, Russell Poole, a retired Los Angeles Police Department detective and the lead investigator in the murder of The Notorious B.I.G., has died. According to the Los Angeles Times, L.A. County sheriff’s deputies at the Homicide Bureau reported that Poole passed away Wednesday morning (Aug. 19) after collapsing during a meeting with detectives. Poole was rushed to a local hospital, where he died. TMZ reports that Poole died of a heart attack while interviewing an L.A. County Sheriff’s captain about Biggie’s murder. Poole was interview the captain for a book he was writing about Biggie’s murder case.
Mike Jones’ career has dwindled since the days when he was “Still Tippin’” and passing out his phone number on records in the mid 2000s. Though he’s still making a little noise in the rap game, the Houston MC is also taking his talents to other avenues, namely commercials. Earlier this year he appeared on a knee slapping Super Bowl commercial for a local lawyer. Now, he’s stepped his game up and is actively rapping jingles in ads.
Jones is the featured voice in the ad for a company called LockedOut, a locksmith service app. In the video, Mike spits intensely about the of service, its ideal use and low price. “When you get locked out you need LockedOut / When you need a locksmith, give us a shout out,” he raps. This is actually kind of dope as far as jingles go. Maybe MJ has a second calling.
The Texas native’s last project Money Train came out in January.
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