Strip Club DJ Nando’s Death Marked the End of an Era in Atlanta Hip-Hop

Strip Club DJ Nando’s Death Marked the End of an Era in Atlanta Hip-Hop

Hannibal Buress has this joke about Atlanta strip clubs, the sort that Drake and Future shut down in lyrics and real life. “Those DJs are the most amazing DJs vocally, ever, because they drive the tipping,” he once said. “They crack jokes. It’s just so funny, it’s like, ‘Man, you need to pay the pussy!’” The way his imitation goes, they talk like auctioneers. But it’s a style so distinct, Buress could only be talking…

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Life in Marvelous Times

Life in Marvelous Times

Bright moments Bright moments always come back vivid. The fifth great was epic citywide test pressure The pre-crack era! Mr. Schollmen, what a prick, attitude matches wardrobe, uglier then sin. This is Bed Stuy 82′ 9th floor three tiny rooms one view. Buck-town, Roosevelt house They green grass is green Our green grass is brown. Shots rang my phone wasn’t touch tone A heavy beef in the street ET had to flee Grey heavens! good…

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Lasonic Bluetooth Boombox

Lasonic Bluetooth Boombox

We miss ghetto blasters. Even if we managed to dig one of them up, we wouldn’t have any cassette tapes to put in the damn thing anyway. If you’ve ever dreamed about walking down the street blasting tunes off your shoulder again, or maybe pulling a Cusack and getting vertical with it, you need to check out this Lasonic Bluetooth Boombox. Bluetooth streaming, external 3.5mm jack (for the stuff without BT), alarm functions, a functional…

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The Tanning Effect: Pharrell Interview

The Tanning Effect: Pharrell Interview

I had been telling him, “Yo, I got these Michael records…and I’ll never forget Michael’s manager saying, “Yo, Michael wants some ‘Superthug!’” And I was like, “What?” I just remember being so baffled and so crushed, ’cause he still is my idol. And I just had these records sitting around and I was like, Man, this kid is primed and ready to go for this. And I had that conversation with him and he was…

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Avery Sunshine- Ugly Part Of Me

Avery Sunshine- Ugly Part Of Me

Who is AVERY*Sunshine? “I am a self-proclaimed therapist! I want to start the conversation that will lead to individual healing and in turn will affect our collective healing. Let’s get people talking about their experiences so that we can learn from them, grow from them and more importantly, move on from them. ”AVERY*Sunshine is a native of Chester, PA where she nurtured a natural talent by singing in church and leading and directing choirs. A…

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Jay Electronica — Act II: The Patents Of Nobility (The Turn) *Artwork*

  We seem to be inching closer to getting Jay Electronica’s Roc Nation debut album, Act II: The Patents Of Nobility (The Turn). The New Orleans rapper announced last month that the project was finished. Jay didn’t give a release date but 2DopeBoyz got their hands on artwork for the project that was done by FWMJ prior to Jay signing his Roc Nation deal. Via: thisis50  

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Teddy Pendergrass with Harold Melvin The Blue Notes (Wake Up Everybody)

Wake up everybody no more sleepin in bed No more backward thinkin time for thinkin ahead The world has changed so very much From what it used to be so there is so much hatred war an’ poverty Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way Maybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to say Cause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands when you teach…

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Happy Birthday Satchmo! (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)

Happy Birthday Satchmo! (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)

Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to “cross over,” whose skin-color was secondary to his amazing talent in an America that was severely racially divided. It allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society that were highly restricted for a person of color. While he rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, he was privately a strong supporter of the Civil Rights…

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John Coltrane ” Live in Germany”

John Coltrane ” Live in Germany”

“Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . That’s what I would like to do. I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musician’s is through his music.” ~John Coltrane

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Lyrics to Go!

Lyrics to Go!

“It’s a must that I bust any mic you’re hand to me, It’s inherited, it’s runs in the family I wrote the rhyme that broke the bull’s back, If that don’t slow ’em up, I carry a full pack. Now I don’t want to have to let off, you should of kept off You didn’t keep the stage warm, step off! Ladies and gentleman, you’re about to see A pasttime hobby about to be Take…

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The Stylistics : People make the world go round

Trash men didn’t get my trash today Oh why? because they want more pay Buses on strike want a raise in fare So they can help pollute the air But that’s what makes the world go round The ups and downs the carousel Changing people [incomprehensible] all around Go underground young man People make the world go round Wall street losin’ dough on every share They’re blaming it on longer hair Big men smokin’ in…

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Christopher Cross: Sailing “Live”

Christopher Cross: Sailing “Live”

It’s not far down to paradise At least it’s not for me And if the wind is right you can sail away And find tranquility The canvas can do miracles Just you wait and see Believe me It’s not far to never never land No reason to pretend And if the wind is right you can find the joy Of innocence again The canvas can do miracles Just you wait and see Believe me Sailing…

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“Hustlin”

“The superficiality of the American is the result of his hustling. It needs leisure to think things out; it needs leisure to mature. People in a hurry cannot think, cannot grow, nor can they decay. They are preserved in a state of perpetual puerility.”

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John Coltrane “My Favorite Things”

John Coltrane “My Favorite Things”

“Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . That’s what I would like to do. I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musician’s is through his music.” “I never even…

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