Wednesday, October 31, 2012

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY-MICAH 6:8

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does The Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 AMP)


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY-JOHN 16:13-15

But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit)it to you. (John 16:13-15 AMP)

NEW MUSIC: @CHARLIEWILSON-MY LOVE IS ALL I HAVE

Uncle Charlie is back again. He drops his new single, My Love Is All I Have. Another nice one Charlie. Check it out.



NEW VIDEO: @LUDACRIS FEAT. @KELLYROWLAND-REPRESENTIN

Disturbing the Peace CEO, Ludacris, is gearing up to release his new album: Ludaversal. The first single, Representin', featuring Kelly Rowland is definitely a sensual charged joint that I couldn't wait to get the visual for. Well it finally dropped today, so check it out.



Buy: Ludacris feat. Kelly Rowland-Representin

Sunday, October 28, 2012

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY: ISAIAH 26:4

So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]. (Isaiah 26:4 AMP)




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NEW MUSIC: @NEYOCOMPOUND FEAT. FABOLOUS @IAMDIDDY-SHOULD BE YOU

On 11/6, Ne-Yo will drop his brand new album: R.E.D., and from what I'm hearing it will definitely be another chart-topper. Check out this new joint, Should Be You, featuring one of my favorite rappers, Fabolous, & Diddy on the track.


Buy: Ne-Yo -R.E.D.

MIXTAPE ALERT: @QPARKER-QGASMS: CHAPTER 2 (PRELUDE TO THE MANUAL)

Q Parker of (112) drops his brand new album: The Manual on 10/30. In preparation to that, he gives his fans part 2 from his QGasms mixtape volumes. Take a listen, and be sure to support good r/b music. I have listened to the Manual, and it's definitely one to put in your archives. Check out the video for "Yes" below.



Buy: Q Parker-The Manual

[SPORTS] MERCEDES RUSSELL(@MERSLADEZZ) ANNOUNCE COLLEGE CHOICE ON TUESDAY

Mercedes Russell has narrowed her choices of where she will play ball for the next 4 years down to the University of Tennessee & Louisville. The 6'5 Center is the #1 recruit for the class of 2013. Mercedes visited Tennessee last weekend, and spent this weekend visiting Louisville, and is expected to make the announcement during a pep rally at 5:30pm (est).

As a Lady Vols fan for over 25years, I am praying that she chooses Tennessee. With the announcement of legendary coach Pat Summitt retiring because of being diagnosed with early onset dementia, it seems that top recruits are just not sure what to expect from long time assistant Holly Warlick. Well I would say, more of the same. Holly has been an apprentice to Pat for over 25 years. Pat Summitt philosophies, and the foundation she built are engrained in Holly. Yet, coach will have her own way of implementing what she learned from Pat.

Mercedes is the labeled as the 2nd coming of Candace Parker, so I know she has to come and put on that orange/white/blue jersey. She will have one of the top guards in the country (Ariel Massengale) throwing her passes in the lane where she will be in position to score easily. And she will have at that time a senior shooting guard named Meighan Simmons who will keep the defense from doubling down on her.



I do believe that when this dominoe falls (Mercedes announces her school) we will see a slew of players making announcements. I mean who wouldn't want to be on the court with her as their teammate? Like Pat once said about Parker: "All I knew was that I surely didn't want to have to play against her for 4 years." Heck you see the look on the Brazilian players face...yep sure fright! I want Mercedes Russell on my team in 2013!

[SPORTS] OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER TRADE THEIR 6TH MAN : JAMES HARDEN

Well I must say I am one happy LAKER fan right now. The Oklahoma City Thunder have just traded away their 6th man of the year, James Harden. Yep you read that right. Harden was up for a contract extension, that technically could have been revisited at the end of the season, but Sam Presti tried to get a deal done by the deadline of 10/31 offering James 4yrs, $53-54M.






First tell me why that's not a good deal? James get's paid, and he stays on a true contender?! He get's traded to Houston, who will pay him a max deal believed to be $60M for 5yrs of service. Seriously, $6M is the difference here? This guy, along with Durant/Westbrook were the future for the OKC Thunder. I hope someone tells James that he has officially become the Joe Johnson of the NBA. He got his money, but he will be stuck at the bottom of the playoff pole, if he is there at all. Being a 6th man, & being THE MAN are two entirely different things. When you are keyed on night after night, with the role players he has..it's going to be a long 82 games. But hey, I'm a Lakers fan so I just say thank you!

As for OKC, I understand you got Kevin Martin, & Jeremy Lamb in the deal along with picks...but Kevin Martin hasn't played a full 82 games since...well the beginning of his career. Yes he can score, but if he is not available for the playoffs what good will it do? And what about this chemistry everyone continues to talk about? People saying the Lakers will have problems this season because of possible chemistry issues, well please believe this is a totally different dynamic for this OKC team as well.

The NBA season officially begins 10/30. I pray that DirecTV comes to terms with Time Warner Sports Net, in order for those in California can get the Lakers channel, as for me, NBA League Pass all day.



Saturday, October 27, 2012

SC RUNNING BACK MARCUS LATTIMORE INJURES KNEE





South Carolina's star running back, Marcus Lattimore, suffered a very severe knee injury today versus Tennessee, as he was hit helmet to knee. The Junior running back was just getting back to form after suffering a season ending injury last year to the other knee (torn acl).



Seeing that hit today live you knew it wasn't good. The look of horror on Marcus face when he looked down at his leg told the entire story. That it is going to take a miracle from God to see him back on the field again. No details were given out of the specifics of the injury as of yet, but after the reporter spoke concerning the emotional state of Marcus & his mother...its just heartbreaking.




Every announcer spoke of how awesome a man Marcus is, and how no matter what happens they know he will be okay. I want to back up that sentiment saying the same. Coming from a faith filled background, I just hope that his family won't let him give up, because Marcus is everything that's good for the game of football. My heart goes out to his family, and I pray that the injury only look worse than it is, and there is an NFL team that will take a chance on Duncan, SC finest. #RebelNation Stand-Up

UPDATE:  The word from the doctors is Marcus has a BROKEN FEMUR, BROKEN PATELLA, TORN ACL, TORN PCL, TORN MCL, & TORN LCL, which basically means he tore every ligament in his knee. Please keep the prayers going for this young man. It's not over til God says it's over. I believe in miracles.

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NEW MUSIC: LATOCHA SCOTT(@IAMLATOCHA)-SO LONG

LaTocha Scott just dropped her new track, So Long, via Twitter, and it does not disappoint. The song is that true R/B that we are missing so bad in this day and time. Although strides are being made to change that, and LaTocha is definitely doing her part. So Long was produced by newcomer JRob, and LaTocha assures that we will be hearing a lot more from him soon. Check out the new track.



Buy: Latocha Scott-Bad Timing

[CONFIRMED] NATINA REED(BLAQUE) PASSED AWAY

Natina Reed of the 90's group, Blaque has passed away this morning in Atlanta according to several reports. Natina was the spitfire of the group (rapper), and also an actress. She starred along side Gabrielle Union in the original Bring It On movie. This tragedy takes place on the eve of her 33rd birthday.

Right now details are sketchy at what happened, but reports are saying that it was a possible hit & run that caused the untimely death of Natina. She does leave behind one child, a 10yr. old son, by rapper Kurupt, formely of Tha Dogg Pound.

It's so funny how things go...I was at an event in Atlanta that Blaque hosted in memory of TLC's Lisa "LeftEye" Lopes (the founder of the group Blaque), and actually got to see Natina & Brandy.

According to author Tionna Smalls (What Chilli Wants consultant), Kurupt confirmed that Natina has indeed passed away.


Check out a clip of Natina in the movie Bring It On






Buy: Blaque-808
Update: Ronald Lopes via FB has this to say concerning the hit & run concerning Natina's death!

NEW MUSIC: @KEYSHIACOLE-TRUST AND BELIEVE

It's so good to hear Keyshia Cole deliver again. Now don't get me wrong, I liked a few songs on her last album, Calling All Hearts, but I must admit...this is the lane given to Keyshia and I want her to milk it for all it's worth. After releasing the first single, Enough of No Love, she comes with this new joint, Trust and Believe...yep I'm feeling it. The new album: Woman to Woman is set to be released 11/19. I can't wait. In the meantime be sure to check out Keyshia's new reality show: Keyshia and Daniel (Family First) on B.E.T. Tuesdays @10pm est.


            
Buy: Keyshia Cole feat. Lil Wayne-Enough Of No Love

NEW VIDEO: @CIARA-GOT ME GOOD

What did Ciara do for her birthday on 10/25? Well she delivers a visual for her brand new track called, Got Me Good. The uptempo track has Ciara doing what I love to see her do most...dance. Now I'm not sure if the song is strong enough to be a follow up single to Sorry, but CiCi dancing is enough to keep me looking forward to the album.

SideNote: I really wish she had Chris Brown in this video dancing with her! Don't you want those two to do a joint, and have them dancing (heck a dance battle) lol.


Friday, October 26, 2012

NEW MUSIC: @HOPSIN-ILL MIND OF HOPSIN 5

Okay so I remember seeing this guy in this years B.E.T.'s Hip Hop Cypher with crazy contacts & spitting conscious bars, yet I did not know his name until now. My 14yr. old daughter comes in and says: "Mom you have to to listen to this Hopsin track." The track is called "I'll Mind of Hopsin 5" and with over 17million views on youtube, you can see why his future is beyond bright. The rapper was signed to Ruthless Records but has since created his own label called Funk Volume. Not bad at all for a young man who was in special education classes, and told he would never amount to anything. (Source) Check out the video below, and download the mixtape.





Download: Enter The Mind of Hopsin (Mixtape)

MIXTAPE ALERT: @ANGELHAZE-CLASSICK

Every now and then a female emcee emerges with lyrics that make you have to sit back & think. It's like they sit and remind you that verbal assassins were born from women. Detroit native, Angel Haze goes no holds barred on her brand new mixtape: Classick! Whew with the monster track: Cleaning My Closet, where she talks about being sexually abused as a young girl (over the Eminem track)...the statistics show that 1out 5 girls are abused sexually. You have to listen to the track. The petite emcee raps over beats from Lupe Fiasco, Jay Z, Lauryn Hill (Doo Wop that Thing), Erykah Badu(Love of My Life) & Take a listen to the mixtape, and download.


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Download: Angel Haze-Classick

NEW MUSIC: @BIGSEAN-GUAP

Big Sean drops his first official single, Guap, off of his upcoming album: Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player. The album is due for release on 12/18.


Download-Big Sean: Detroit (Mixtape)

Monday, October 22, 2012

NEW MUSIC: GOTHAM CITI(@GOTHAMCITI)-OFFICIAL

Yes! Finally a fresh new male r/b group. Bryan Michael Cox, along with J. Que Smith introduces us to Gotham Citi. A young fresh new quartet from New York who has all the tools to bring us that 90's feel with a modern take of r/b. With super-producer B Cox at the helm there is no doubt that we are about to embark on some of the best pure r/b, and this time it will come from the mouths of Jonathan, Dijuan, Clif and CJ. Check out there new joint, Official. Be sure to download!

"Jonathan, Dijuan, Clif and CJ are all driven by a strong desire to take R & B back to its roots while infusing it with what's relevant today in music, combining a soulful quality with street edge and a hint of pop."-Source


Check out some behind scenes footage of the super-producer composing the music for Gotham Citi's track, Official.



Be sure to visit Bryan-Michael Cox's site, FirstOfDecember.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY-1 TIMOTHY 4:8

For physical training is of some value (useful for a little),but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come. (1 Timothy 4:8 AMP)




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NEW MUSIC: @BEYONCE FEAT. T.I.(@TIP)-DANCE FOR YOU(REMIX)

Fresh off the release of his new single, Ball, featuring Lil Wayne, T.I. (or Beyonce) drops an unreleased remix to her hit single, Dance For You, off of her latest album 4. One can't help but think Tip is talking to his loving wife, Tiny. This is the T.I. I love right here. This really should have been an official remix. Question is, why now? Any who, T.I. is slated to release his upcoming album, Trouble Man, 12/18. Check it out.



Buy: T.I. feat. Lil Wayne-Ball

[VIDEO] @RIHANNA SUPPORTS @CHRISBROWN QUBEEY LAUNCH


Let me be the first to say, truly famous people, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Mariah, Janet etc...if they don't want to be seen, they won't be seen, but then there are times like these, and it's like aw what the heck. Rihanna showed up for the launch of Chris Brown's new Qubeey channel. It's a place where basically you can find all things Chris from music, movies, videos etc. Well MaximoTV was there for the launch party and was able to capture some exclusive video of the two together at the party. Now for argument sake..people think in the above picture that Chris is leaning in for a kiss, but this blogger begs to differ, why because would he be leaning in with his lips shut tightly together (about to kiss the love of his life)...no. To me it looks as if he may be about to blow his lady love uh...a shotgun! For you youngsters "google that" lol. I'm thinking hmmm..might not want this pic circulating, Breezy does have a court date in November for a possible violation of his probation because they found weed in his system. (Im just saying)! Nonetheless, it's great seeing the two together comfortably just seemingly enjoying each other.






Chris Brown's QuBeey Channel

ShoutOut To MaximoTV

Saturday, October 20, 2012

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY-ISAIAH 43:1-2

BUT NOW [in spite of past judgments for Israel’s sins], thus says the Lord, He Who created you, O Jacob, and He Who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you [ransomed you by paying a price instead of leaving you captives]; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you. (Isaiah 43:1, 2 AMP)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY-ISAIAH 55:8-9

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8, 9 AMP)



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NEW MUSIC: @ESTERDEAN-I CAN'T MAKE YOU LOVE ME

Ester Dean is one of the hottest songwriters around. Writing hits for Beyonce, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, & others, the Ascap winner is ready to come to the forefront. Check out her remake of Bonny Raits hit song: I Can't Make You Love Me. I actually like it, and after seeing her in the hit movie, Pitch Perfect...she's definitely solidifying herself as a triple threat.




NEW MUSIC: @MEEKMILL FEAT. JOHN LEGEND @RICKROZAY @NAS-MAYBACH CURTAINS

Meek Mill is gearing up for the release of his debut album: Dreams & Nightmares, by releasing his 2nd official single, Maybach Curtains with the help of John Legend, Nas, & Rick Ross. 

Buy: Meek Mill-Dreams & Nightmares

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NEW MUSIC: NE-YO(@NEYOCOMPOUND)-FOREVER NOW

R/B is making a full recovery in this year of 2012. With albums from Monica, Brandy, Miguel, & Chris Brown topping the charts this year, I'm so happy to hear my favorite genre on the rise again. Now singer/songwriter, Ne-Yo is gearing up to bring us his offering in the form of R.E.D on 11/6. Check out this new joint, Forever Now.



Buy: Ne-Yo-R.E.D.

@4EVERBRANDY SENDS OUT A THANK YOU TO THE HER FANS

The day after the release of her new album: Two Eleven, Brandy sends out a big thank you to her fans, who she affectionately call "Starz" to let them know how appreciative she is for them copping her new joint. I will say if you love r/b you have to cop this album. Brandy gives it all to you on this one. Definitely should be in the category for best r/b album of the year. Brandy looks soooo young. Just beautiful, and the album is incredible. I'm so happy she didn't give up on the purpose God had for her life. I feel like the devil did everything he could to attempt to snatch her purpose from her, but she kept fighting. You delivered in this one lady!Check it out the thank you video below and one of my favorite joints off the album(the entire album is great), So Sick, and Do You Know What You Have.


Buy: Brandy-Two Eleven

I also like the Chris Brown written joint: Slower. After writing Rihanna's top 10 hit, Disturbia, his skills just continue to get better.

 

NEW MUSIC: @JCOLENC-THE CURE(@URBANNOIZE REMIX)

Ah the floridians struck again...lol. The Urban Noize duo took the latest J. Cole joint, The Cure, and remixed it to perfection. Check it out.



Shoutout To SoulCulture 

Download: Urban Noize- J.Cole The Cure (Remix)

NEW MUSIC: @1FUTURE FEAT. @KELLYROWLAND-NEVA END (REMIX)

Future drops his new "auto-tuned" joint, Neva End (Remix) featuring Kelly Rowland. Check it out.



Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NEW MUSIC: @MARCUS_COOPER (PLEASURE P)-I REALLY NEED TO KNOW

Marcus Cooper dropped the 2nd single from his upcoming album called: I Really Need To Know. The former member of Pretty Ricky just continues to keep making fresh r/b. Check it out.



MIXTAPE ALERT: @WIZKHALIFA-CABIN FEVER 2

Wiz Khalifa drops his hot new mixtape, Cabin Fever 2, hosted by DJ Holiday with features from Juicy J, Problem, Chevy Woods, French Montana, & Lavish. Wish there was an appearance from the 1st lady of Taylor Gang, Lola Monroe, but oh well. Check it out & download below.




Download: Wiz Khalifa-Cabin Fever 2

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY-1 JOHN 2:15-17

Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]--these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]. And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever. (1 John 2:15-17 AMP)


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Monday, October 15, 2012

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY-LUKE 6:37-38

Judge not [neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure], and you will not be judged; do not condemn and pronounce guilty, and you will not be condemned and pronounced guilty; acquit and forgive and release (give up resentment, let it drop), and you will be acquitted and forgiven and released. Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you. (Luke 6:37, 38 AMP)



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Sunday, October 14, 2012

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

"There'll be two dates on your tombstone And all your friends will read 'em But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em."-Kevin Welch

Friday, October 12, 2012

NEW MUSIC: TYRA B(@ITSTYRAB)-BETTER WITHOUT YOU

Tyra B drops a hot new midtempo joint called, Better Without You, which serves as the first offering from her upcoming mixtape. Check it out. Also check Tyra out featured on Miami's own, D-mac hot new joint: Dream Girl.




D-mac feat. Tyra B-Dream Girl

NEW VIDEO: @MARSHAAMBROSIUS-F*CK N GET IT OVER WITH


Ah the musical stylings of Marsha Ambrosius. The soulful singer/songwriter formerly of Floetry returns to the scene with a subject that everyone can relate too. What happens when you know the relationship is not going to work? Marsha says: "might as well f*ck & get it over with." Marsha offers up a twist in the video, as she loves to keep her audience on it's toes. But she really got me wondering if she simply trying to let her audience know something? Take a look a the video to see what I'm talking about. The single serves as the first off her upcoming album: Friends & Lovers.


Sidenote: I really could have heard Keyshia Cole/Mary J. Blige singing this joint..not knocking Marsha one bit.

NEW MUSIC: @KANYEWEST-WHITE DRESS

Kanye West dropped the full version of his single, White Dress, off the RZA: The Man With The Iron Fists movie soundtrack. The soundtrack drops 10/23. Check it out.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

@RIHANNA REVEALS NEW ALBUM COVER/TITLE



With so much going on in her life in the past few weeks, Rihanna decided to give her fans a treat: She previewed her album artwork for her 7th studio album. The first single, Diamonds was ushered in on the first day with being #1 in 13 different countries on Itunes, followed by becoming #1 on Billboards R/B & Hip Hop chart. She also asked the "Navi"(her loyal fan base) to find the album title within the "AllBlackEverything" on the cover, which revealed the title of the album to be: SideEffects. But in my opinion I love UnApologetic better. Afterwards though she tweeted that she will be making an announcement for the official album title. Check out the artwork...Rihanna better work!!!

Update: She let it be known that Unapologetic is the official name of the album and is dropping on 11/19. Now tell me that title doesn't encompass all of who and what RiRi is?



 You gotta love Ri! Haters keep talking, while she keep stalking the charts. I swear the more people hate on her she gains another million followers on twitter...lol. Not too mention she leads the nominations for the American Music Awards, along with Nicki Minaj.





Buy: Rihanna-Diamonds 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NEW MUSIC: @JOEBUDDEN FEAT LIL WAYNE TANK(@THEREALTANK)-DON'T PUT IT DOWN LIKE YOU

Joe Budden teams up with Lil Wayne & Tank for his latest single entitled, She Don't Put It Down Like You. Check it out.



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY


"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. "-Lance Armstrong

MIXTAPE ALERT: @SHASHAJONES-911 MIXTAPE

Sha Sha Jones dropped a brand new mixtape: 911. The singer/songwriter, whose hot hit, Lose You feat. Super Jay grabbed my ears and won't let go, enlists the help of Eric Belinger (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber), King Chip, J-Doe, & Candice. The songs were written by Sha Sha Jones, got to love a good songwriter. Enjoy!

Download: Sha Sha Jones-911 (Mixtape)