Thursday, May 31, 2012

Diddy's Son Scholarship Rights Questioned! [Video]

Justin Combs, son of MEGA Mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, was granted and accepted a full meritorious + athletic scholarship to play football at thee UCLA. The offer itself makes this, a big deal.

A few months later...local tax payers are complaining to the media (who of course ate this up) for Justin to forfeit his earned award due to his father’s BIG BANK. Google: Diddy.

What he's going through must suck. With a 3.7 grade point average, I'm sure he's earned it. Let him cook.

Your thoughts in the C-Section...we'd REALLY like to know!


New Music: Rick Ross x Meek Mill - "Blakc Magic"

Shout out to those bombs. Supplied by David Copperfield courtesy of Funk Master Flex himself. Meek Milly and Rick Ross on this one. Sounds familiar. But, like the greats say: if it ain't ain't broke. Poof! Black Magic. Self Made Vol. 2 June 26th. Everywhere.



New Video: Rick Ross - "Touchin You" (Feat. Diddy, Usher)

Now, when Diddy and Rick Ross link, epicness is inevitable. Check the unofficial video for "Touchin You," to visualize what I mean...

Dre Films x Spiff TV


Tone Trump On Signing With Young Jeezy's CTE Imprint [Video]

Philly, stand up! Another one of our own sees the light as grind hard, shine hard rapper, Tone Trump officially announces his "ink still drying deal" with Young Jeezy's CTE label. Seems like a match made in the trap house heaven... Looking forward to hearing the product. Let's KEEP WINNING!


Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Music: Chris Brown - "One More Time"

Chris Brown breaks you off with some new music. This one is called "One More Time," although this one probably won't be featured on Fortune set to release July 3rd, we can probably expect mixtape before that. And yes, it will be right here on


New Music: Robin Thicke - "On Top Of The World"

Robin Thicke is very considerate isn't he? He released this "On Top Of The World" track just for you just last night. It's pretty smooth.


No disrespect, but hey Robin, tell Paula I said...


New Music: Freddie Gibbs - "Pull Up" (Feat. T.I. and Young Jeezy)

Check out the latest from Freddie "Gangsta" Gibbs, featuring Young Jeezy on the hook, and a verse from T.I. Baby Face Killa coming sooner...


Nas - "Daughters" [Video]

I love the way this video was shot. The song shares the point of view of Nas or the father figure...and the video shares the point of view of his daughter, taking us through what she may have witnessed growing up under the parenting of Mr. Jones himself.

Very dope.

Directed by Chris Robinson

What'd you think?


5 iPhone Cases For Beer Drinkers... [via Mashable]

We thought this was cool enough to share with you all, especially on a weekend where the HOPS will be plentiful. Check these exclusive iPhone cases out and share your thoughts in the C-Section...

Damage: $45.00

Damage: $19.95 
Damage: $19.95 and Up

Damage: $39.95

Damage: $29.95

Word to Mashable.


Confrimed: Watch The Throne Sequel [Video w/ Producer Mike Dean]

Oh, The Throne will return. Although they're both working on some other things at the moment, Jay-Z (fatherhood counts right?) and Kanye West (A G.O.O.D. Creul Summer) will reunite to compose a sequel to Watch The Throne. This according to mega-producer, Mike Dean, who worked on the first project that shook the rap world up heavy.

"I'm working on the G.O.O.D. Music album, of course," Dean told online magazine, Quiet Lunch. "And Watch The Throne 2 -- it's not started yet, but it's coming."

Do you all remember when Jay mentioned the possibility of a second Throne album? We covered that, I think.

Let us know your thoughts in the c-section...


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bud Lime Spot Featuring "Summertime" by Will Smith [Commercial]

As the temperatures rise approaching summer months, Team Bud rolls out the Lime campaign. This slot features some classic audio from Dj Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, Will Smith. Hello, Summertime.


Friday, May 25, 2012

2 Chainz, Karen Civil Interview [Video]

2 Chainz chops it up with the good folks at Karen Civil. Topics of conversation? Drake's Club Paradise tour. Mr. Feature. Shows. Shows. More shows. Plus an A&R gig with Luda. The upcoming debut album. Word to Kanye.

Based On A TRU Story, August 14, 2012.


M.I.A. to Roc Nation

The team over there is beyond amazing.

The announcement came yesterday. M.I.A. has officially inked a management deal with the ever so popular, Roc Nation.

For those not clear...
Roc Nation is a fully functioning entertainment company, including artist, songwriter, producer and engineer management; music publishing; touring & merchandising; film & television; new business ventures; and a music label. Artists signed to Roc Nation partake in full-rights deals, which are all encompassing and include ticket sales, record sales and all forms of endorsements.


Chris Brown - "Sweet Love" [Video]

Breezy puts forth another solid effort in his latest visual release in "Sweet Love." Check him out. Fortune, July 3, 2012.

Directed by Chris Brown, yes, the same Chris Brown.

The Great Gatsby [Official Trailer]

I know you're familiar with The Great Gatsby story. You may have read it in school, as it frequents most require reading lists.

For all the bakers out there, the movie has finally arrived...or will on December 25th of this year. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Sure to be a hit, make sure you do your education some justice and find yourself in a sit this December.  Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

2011-2012 NBA Playoff Bracket [Updated 05.24.2012]

The Miami Heat lead their series with the Indiana Pacers 3 games to 2. The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics series is currently tied at 3 games a piece. Tie breaker comes this Saturday, May 26th.

Don't say we've never given you anything...

via, presented by Sprint


New Video: Cuda (@TheRealCudaBang) - "Sprinkle Me Freestyle" (Feat. Scorp Da Boy (@ScorpDaBoy) [Dir. by @DJDoeBoyRMH])

Cuda Bang, of Mile High Mafia linked up with Scorp Da Boy. They pretty much serve you this E-40 "Sprinkle Me" freestyle to us on a platter. Look out for the next Cuda project in Back 2 The Essence Part 2, coming sooner.


Allen Iverson Delivers Game Ball [05.23.2012 Video]

Right before the Philadelphia 76ers went on to force the Boston Celtics to a game 7 last night at the Wells Fargo in South Philadelphia, a local legend presented the game ball in front of a crowd totaling 20,403.

Allen Iverson was in the building as the crowd erupted last night, and the reception of his mere presence seemed to set the tone for the entire 48 minutes of play, as the Sixers outed the Celts, 82 - 75.

Game 7 is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, 2012. Time is "to be determined."


Event: Philly Live Pod: The Black Box Theory (feat. @JadeAlston)

Philly, Philly! got a whiff of this event a few days ago and felt the need to share it with our loyal audience...we consider you family. So, family...Raheem Devaughn is coming to Philadelphia's notable Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA 19102) this coming Friday, May 25, 2012. Advance tickets are $25, with a $5 increase if you decide to purchase at the door.

We know Raheem will bring the hits, but what makes this particular show special for us is the fact that a regular is on the bill...Jade Alston. As electrifying and impactful as usual, her set is sure to enhance the show to unexpected levels. You're not going to want to miss out.

For more information regarding the show or to purchase tickets, hit or dial 215.569.9700.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Why Michael F. (@MichaelMileHigh)’s Not 2 Be F’d Wit Is A Classic

My thought is, it would be best to start this post off with a statement that resembles a disclaimer: Yes, is powered by Platinum Heat Productions. Yes, Michael F. is a Platinum Heat Productions artist. However, I can assure you, the existence of any predisposition is null. The thoughts that follow are genuine and sincere.

Now that that is behind us…

Throughout the duration of my tenure at both Platinum Heat Productions and I have maintained a level of integrity, respectively. Time, money and space is something that must essentially be earned, from the avant-garde level to the “I just started rapping/blogging (again) like a year ago-“ level. This is no fly-by-night, bullshit business. That is especially true with regard to the region we attempt to break. Philadelphia (including its surrounding area: New Jersey, New York, Delaware). Recently, I’ve read several articles criticizing the ways of the world we know. (If you care to know, check these: PSP, not Sony-related, a dissection) These outlooks are fair. It’s tough here. That has been well documented and verified. We have watched great artists emerge and fade away into an obscurity of which only Jesus Christ can get them out. With that, nothing is handed out. Everything here, is earned.

Michael Douglas better known as “F” has spent, what appears to the public, three years working on the topic at hand. His latest release, Not 2 Be F’d Wit, his first via Platinum Heat Productions is a well developed piece of art that is deserving of every listen, every download, every Google hit it receives. With 18 solid tracks, Michael F. delivers, as he possesses the lyrical ability to paint vivid pictorial framework. He manages to inadvertently have you viewing a foreign situation via his familiar point of view. It is my firm belief that this project marks the commencement of Michael F. as a complete artist. What makes this one a classic? The hunger, the pain, the desire, the disappointment, the relief, the ability, the potential, the loyalty, the persistence, the mold, the focus…it is all here. In this one project, the artist that is Michael F. channeled every one of those emotions, equally over a span of a mere 18 tracks.

In fear of sounding desperate or radical: this is it. This is the project you want to probe, criticize, dismiss, avoid, and overlook. This is the project that will resurface when the character of the artist is questioned and scrutinized. This project deserves. Here, he has earned the attention. Michael F. has effectively made his bold statement. He is Not. To. Be. F’d. With. Period.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Air Jordan 7 "Olympic" *New Images*

New images have released of the Air Jordan 7 "Olympic", which is set to release this summer, in honor of the Olympic games.

Release: July 21, 2012
Retail: $160

Shoutout to Kickz-lab for the images!

LeBron 9 Elite "South Beach" Full Size Run?

Most "sneakerheads" know that the LeBron 9 "South Beach" release is quickly approaching. But most probably didn't expect to be able to cop a pair for their mini me!

The LeBron 9 "South Beach" will also release in toddler sizes! The previous south beach was not available for toddlers. So now when u stand online for yours, hit the toddler section for ya little ones!

Release: 06/02/12
Retail: $50 (toddler) $250 (men's)

Air Jordan 12 "Green/White" Sample

Take a look at this sample of the Air Jordan 12. Looks to be another sample from the rainbow series. (other samples include Blue/White 17s, Red/White 4s)

The shoe features a green upper, with white midsole, and laces. No release info is available. We'll keep you posted.

Monday, May 21, 2012

AXED: Head Coach, Stan Van Gundy and GM, Otis Smith 'Part Ways' With Orlando Magic

And just like that, The Orlando Magic have announced, this afternoon, their media-beefed love affair with Head Coach, Stan Van Gundy and General Manager, Otis Smith has officially come to an end. Van Gundy has reportedly been "relieved of his duties" by the organization, while Smith and the Magic have "mutually agreed" to part ways. Don't you love the politics all up in the mix here. And to think, this is a bonafide playoff team with loads of experience.

Hey, Dwight, I hope you're ready to pay that child support kid.



New Music: Kendrick Lamar - "War Is My Love"

You know we take risks on this site right? This is not one. Kendrick shines on this track, after recently enlisting to The Ghost Recon Future Soldier music group! Ha. Look for these lyrics on the game.

Game on Toys R Us shelves tomorrow. In the meantime, hot or not?


S@M Rewind: HYPEBEAST Shadowed AD Magazine

This was a moment in history for Philadelphia's own, American Dreaming Magazine. To be highlighted by such a innovative and commanding social media presence such as HYPEBEAST, can be mind blowing. So mind blowing for me even, it took way too long for me to get the shout out up on this site.

My sincerest apologies B, don't charge me.

Digression here.

When you get a chance, go check out the love they were shown on their write up on Scott Vener. Worth the read. Also, COP YOUR ISSUE HERE.


Have You Seen: Rick Ross x Drake Club Paradise Tour [Video]

Rick Ross shows Drizzy Drake some love performing "Stay Schemin" along with French Montana together for the first time at Club Paradise Tour in H-Town.

Since we're there, we mine as well get fitted for Paul Wall grillz backstage with French and Meek Mill. Keep your eyes open, you might see some other big faces in the building...


Maybach Music Group Self Made Volume 2 [Cover + Tracklist]

MMG is back to rule the summer, again, one year later. Maybe this time Jay and Kanye chill and let them rock for a solid two-three months. PRE-ORDER HERE. Hits shelves June 26th.
- Tracklist -
1 Power Circle/Gunplay, Stalley,Wale & Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross & Kendrick Lamar
2 Black Magic/Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross
3 This Thing Of Ours/Wale & Omarion featuring Rick Ross & Nas
4 All Birds/Rick Ross featuring French Montana
5 Actin Up/Wale & Meek Mill featuring French Montana
6 Fountain Of Youth/Stalley featuring Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle
7 I Be Puttin’ On/Wale featuring Wiz Khalifa, French Montana & Roscoe Dash
8 The Zenith/Wale & Stalley featuring Rick Ross
9 M.I.A./Omarion & Wale
10 Bag Of Money/Wale & Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross & T-Pain
11 Let’s Talk/Omarion featuring Rick Ross
12 Black On Black/Gunplay featuring Ace Hood & Bun B
13 Fluorescent Ink/Stalley & Wale featuring Rick Ross
14 Bury Me A G/Rick Ross featuring T.I.


The Breakfast Club Interviews Charli Baltimore [Video]

Charli Baltimore chopped it up with POWER 105's Breakfast Club. They discuss former relationships, Lil Kim, aspiration, past situations, you close to the "usual" as The Breakfast Club can get.

By the way, Charlamagne, I agree. (Now, y'all go ahead and try to decipher what I agree with) Damn, isn't that guy funny? Hahahaha!


The 5th Annual Roots Picnic [Details Inside]

Just in case you've been living under a rock or are so far removed from the gas of social media, the 5th Annual Roots Picnic goes down next weekend (June 2nd and 3rd). The Roots always give their all to the City they call home around this time of year.

The showcase is always pretty dope, the lineup is as follows...

The Roots
De LA Soul (backed by The Roots)
James Murphy (DJ Set)
St. Vincent
The Hood Internet
Star Slinger
OCD: Moosh & Twist
Danny Brown
Kids These Days
Mr. MFN eXquire
The Roots
Kid Cudi
Major Lazer
Rakim (PAID IN FULL with The Roots)
Jessi Teich
Selah Sue
COP TIX HERE OR for Philadelphia residents and those who frequent the area, tickets are service-charge free at the TLA box office located on 334 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

In my opinion, they could've done a little better with the lineup selection. But doesn't everyone have an opinion? Word to Wale and Cudders though. Big fan in me.

Will I see any of YOU there?


Have You Seen: Leah LaBelle (@leahlabelle) - "Sexify" [Video]

I'll be the first to admit, I do not like this song. But Miss Leah LaBelle's image/persona, along with the cosign of two industry titans in Jermaine Dupri and Pharrell Williams ... the artist in her definitely has promise.

Check out the debut single "Sexify." The visual expresses her youthful adoration for, well, life.

Directed by Sarah Chatfield


Jay-Z Speaks On Rita Ora [Video]

Jay-Z sat down with VEVO to discuss RocNation signee and budding pop star, Rita Ora with their "Lift" series.

He notes that her genuine love for music is infectious, and the energy she brings is rarely found in artists in her age group.

Jay wins, if she does.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

More Jay-Z With CNN [Full Video Interview]

CNN's Poppy Harlow talks to Jay-Z about his concert to benefit the United Way, children and President Obama.


The Breakfast Club Interview Lil Kim [Full Video]

Miss Yee, Envy and Charlamagne caught up with Lil Kim. She chops it up with them about Junior Mafia, doing some FED time, Nicki beef, reinventing herself and Scott Storch. That's a lot right? Right.

New Music: Future: - "Same Damn Time (Remix)" (Feat. Diddy & Ludacris)

Future breaks us off with the new hotness featuring a KILLER verse from Diddy and an OK joint from Luda...and I'm being nice. Luda gotta chill. With Nas.

Share your thoughts in the C-Section.


Nicki Minaj - “Right By My Side” (Feat. Chris Brown) [Video]

Nicki Minaj keeps the visuals for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded rolling here with Chris Brown. Don't get all soft on us Onika. And gotta chill.

Directed by Benny Boom


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Aaron Sorkin To Write And Direct Steve Jobs' Biopic

Sony Pictures has confirmed that Aaron Sorkin, one of this generation's most celebrated screenwriters (See: West Wing and Be The Last To See: The Social Network) will write and direct an upcoming film on the life of Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. The film will be an adaptation of Steve Jobs, the in-depth biography of the tech icon, written by Walter Isaacson and released what seemed like immediately following Jobs' death, late 2011.

"Steve Jobs' story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we're confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing."

- Amy Pascal
Co-Chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment

In addition to the Sorkin-directed, another Jobs movie is being actualized. It will star Ashton Kutcher and is scheduled to begin filming this month (May 2012).


Wise Vega (@Iamwisevega) - "Wow" (Feat. @leemazin & @daddyobaby) [Video]

Let's sit back and watch Wise Vega blow a thou with some help from Philadelphia's own, Lee Mazin and the latest visual from the camp, "Wow." Track produced by @iamwhitemike & @stretchbanguz


Directed by @Mrselfmade & @Eddro09


And Photo Of The Day: Occupy Protester Covered In Paint

Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

German riot police carry a demonstrator covered in paint as police clear the camp of a group of occupy protestors in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt on May 16, 2012.
This is as real as it gets...


Event: Summer Select: May 26th (via @dontUKnoImTIMMY || @phillystatus) [Details Inside]

The “Stay-cation”
Vacation time away from work and other stresses of life while staying close to home.
- Miami Nights -
 Bright neon lights, well dressed beautiful people, white VIP couches, music and the best view the city has to offer! Miami nightlife is a state of mind, take that trip with us! Enjoy the ambiance without the travel expense!
- The Carolina Sweet Tea Lounge - 
Do you enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, but still want to be out and social? Enjoy the same scenic view of the city skyline, comfortable chairs, and good conversations while sipping Carolina Sweet Tea Vodka! This lounge comes complete with cigars, providing the same relaxation amongst friends that a trip to the Carolinas would!
...Need To Know Details...

Location: Belmont Mansion (2000 Belmont Mansion Ave. Philadelphia PA 19131)
Date: May 26th 2012
Time: 8:30pm -1am
Entertainment: DJ Aktive
Cost: Free with RSVP for the first hour
Contact (Event information or Bottle service):
The Bar: Cash and Credit cards are accepted

Fine Print x Credits:
Event Marketer: Philadelphia Status
Event Name: Summer Select: May 26th
Location: The Belmont Mansion
Date: Saturday, May 26th Time: 8:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Cost: Free for the first hour Dress
Code: Fashionable | Summer chic
Age Restriction: 21 and over || Responsible Adults
Special Info: This event will sell out fast, we suggest early arrival for definite entry.
Contact Info: Tim Russ -


Health: U.S. Launches Alzheimer Prevention/Treatment Plan

Yesterday morning (Tuesday, May 15, 2012), the United States government officially launched a national plan to address widespread Alzheimer's disease.

They will begin by funding an initial prevention study in higher-risk patients and tests on an insulin nasal spray that has shown significant promise in earlier, private studies.

Yup, nasal spray.

The trials, funded by grants of $16 million and $7.9 million respectively, are initial steps in the National Alzheimer's Plan, a sweeping effort to find an effective way to prevent or treat Alzheimer's by 2025 and improve the care of those already afflicted with the brain-wasting disease.
Funding for this ambitious causal campaign come from the $50 million pool the Obama administration has allocated for the National Alzheimer's Plan for fiscal 2012. An additional $100 million has been reserved for fiscal 2013. That pool includes $80 million for research, $4.2 million for public awareness, $4 million for provider education, $10.5 million in caregiver support, and $1.3 million to improve data collection. Designed to address every aspect of the Alzheimer's Disease, the plan includes development of new training for doctors, a public education campaign, including TV advertisements and a website -- -- to help families and advocates locate services and support. The plan called for in the National Alzheimer's Project Act signed by President Barack Obama last year, and drafted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), reflects the input of 3,600 people or organizations. So, in short, this is a very big a ton of people. This could quite possibly, by 2025, change humanity as we know it.

For More On This Story...HERE.

Let us know how you feel about this significant advancement in the c-section.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jay-Z Sits With CNN [Video]

Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter sat down with CNN yesterday to discuss President Obama's more recent stance on gay marriage... Comparable to discrimination against blacks? Discrimination IS Discrimination.

What are your views on the topic? We'd love to hear from the C-Section!


New Music: Rick Ross - "Touch 'N You" (Feat. Usher)

Turn The Lights On... Whenever you hear that, just know it's probably a hit. Rick Ross decided to go with Usher and Mega-Producer/Songwriter Rico Love on his rollout single, entitled "Touch 'N You."

God Forgives, I Don’t. July 31.

 --- Explicit Version ---