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.