Monday, October 31, 2011

Shorter University Tells Employees-"If You're Gay, You're Fired"

Shorter University a Christian Baptist school located in Rome, Georgia is requiring its employees to sign a statement saying they are not gay and won't have pre-marital sex. If the over 200 employees don't sign the pledge, they risk getting fired as such behavior violates the Bible's teaching. Huh, ((Newsflash)) Shorter U., you already have gay people who work on your campus and you already  have  people who work on your campus having pre-marital sex. I guess the University is the judge and jury. Well its a private school, but still, is this right? Is discrimation God like? Watch news footage (here).

Jill Scott ft. Paul Wall- "So Gone (What My Mind Says)"

Our girl Jilly from Philly releases a visual to my favorite cut on her album, The Light Of The Sun. This song is a favorite of mines, because we know Jill Scott is a poet and we know Jill Scott is NeoSoul. Hence, she wrotes her own lyrics, so a song like this reminds the listener that Jill is just as human as anyone. Now how many of us regardless of gender has been, "So Gone" at one time or another. LOL!! Shoutout to Paul Wall who always represent that Chop-n-Screw. Grab that The Light Of The Sun (here) if you haven't already.

Mara Hruby Drops Her New Video- "Character"

ST came across this songstress earlier in the year (here) and now Mara Hruby releases a video for her cover of Van Hunt's song, "Character". The visual displays a day in Mara's shoes. Gotta love the '64 Porsche she's pushing through The Bay Area. At the end of the video, Mara gives us a taste of another song of hers, "The Love Below", which is scheduled to be on her forthcoming project. We'll keep you posted. Get your FREE download of this cut, (here).

Anthony David Shoots New Video in Kenya for -"#locationlocationlocation"

Anthony David shoots his new video #locationlocationlocation in Kenya. This video is as deep as AD himself. AD aka Acey Duecy aka Anthony David plans to release his new album this December. For now enjoy the visual.

Lions Player Stephen Tulloch Does the “Tebow” After Sacking Tim Tebow

Detroit Lions player Stephen Tulloch sacks Tim Tebow and after the sack, he does the "Tebow", which is the one knee prayer with head bow down. The Tim Tebow trademark whenever he scores a TD. This had me in tears when I saw it. LOL!!! It was all done in fun and not intended to be disrespectful.

Common Drops Offical Video for- "Blue Sky"

Common released his official video for his lead single, "Blue Sky" this weekend from his forthcoming project, The Dreamer/The Believer, which will drop in December. Also, if you missed the latest 'unreleased' joint from Common, click (here).

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Colleges With Annual Tuition of $50,000 Grows

Yes, you read right, the number of colleges with an annual cost of $50,000 or better has doubled since the 2009-2010 school year. The total number of schools with this high price tag has gone from 58 schools a year ago, to 123 this school year.  This is more than the average worker in America makes. Find out these schools and their cost (here).

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stray Bullet Victim Treated as the Criminal as She is Held in NYPD's Custody for Five Days - No Charges Ever Filed

Takesha Griffin and her gay male friend went out to a gay bar. Upon being droped off at her home in Brooklyn, Griffin was hit by a stray bullet. Her friend drove her to the hospital, where she was treated and NYPD were informed. However after being shot, she was treated as if she was the 'criminal' for 5 days, because police at NYC's Brownsville precinct didn't believe her story. She is suing the NYPD for $5 million. Read more about this case (here).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Estelle Video- “Back To Love”

Estelle is going into full promotional mode as she prepares for her fothcoming project All Of Me. Estelle just release her Mixtape, AOM: The Prequel and now we get a visual of the lovely UK lady and in this visual her mind seems to always go, "Back To Love".

New Ludacris Joint– "I’m On Fire" feat. Big K.R.I.T.

The internets are starting to get some leaks from Ludacris' next project, which will be a mixtape. This first leak we get our hands on, features Big K.R.I.T. and the two take lyrical turns over a very 'southern' funky track. Track so funky it made me turn my nose up. Ludacris plans on dropping his mixtape 1.21. Gigawatts: Back To The First Time on Nov. 15th. Also if you missed K.R.I.T. on that Roots' track, you can listen to that joint (here).

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Estelle Releases - "The Prequel (Mixtape)" for Her Next Project All Of Me

Estelle drops a new mixtape with Don Cannon to set up her forthcoming project, All Of Me. Get your listen and Free download of AOM: The Prequel mixtape (here).

Proud HBCU Alumni- Jesse Russell Is Our Steve Jobs

"Think Different!" That was Steve Jobs saying and it was something he not only said, but something he lived. He truly believed in, 'thinking different', Thinking out of the box. The one person who thought outside the box and 'differently' was Tennessee State University's own, Jesse Russell. Russell will go down in history as he is the holder of 75 very unique patents and has been rocognized as the father of digital cellular technology. He is responsible for many of the innovations found in the world's wireless infrastructure and for his contributions to our society this is why he is to the entire HBCU family, our Steve Jobs. Watch Russell's story (here).

Monday, October 24, 2011

Never Released Common Music- "Let's Move"

If you're a fan of Common, well we got a treat for you. This track was somewhere in the vaults of The Greatest Street Poet to come from the City of Chi'. Chicago producer D. Steele brings Common's graphic story to life with a little visual assistance. This is not a track from Common's fothcoming project, but this and other works are expected to be on a project that dsteele will be releasing later on this year. Get your FREE download of this track (here). Also if you missed Common's lyric video for "Blue Sky" click (here) to check that out.

NYPD Narcotics Cops Gave Junkie Crack- Forced Her to Perform Sex Acts in Return

So this is how its going down in Brooklyn, huh? A lot of Ex-NYPD officers are having their dirt surface as the DA investigation of a Brooklyn Narcotics team is unveiling years of corruption. It seems to be one amazing thing after the next and now a crackhead testifies that one Narc Officer would give her crack, then pull down his pants and tell her to perform a sexual act. In her sworn testimory she asks, "What was I suppose to do?" Read more (here).

2 Tampa Women Arrested for Encouraging Young Girls to Fight; Clip of Brawl Hits YouTube

Tampa police were tipped off and hunted down Nida Longoria, 28 and Veronica Zertuche, 26 about about a YouTube video of these two women allowing two young family memebers to engage in a fight. In the video, the women are seen standing there encouring the fight instead of thring to make things peaceful. Talk about your role models. Longoria's daughter and Zertuche's sister were the two young ladies fighting in the video. Neither woman does anything to stop the brawl.

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Kindred the Family Soul Video- "Sticking With You" (Official Video)

Kindred The Family Soul released a new visual for their single, "Sticking With You" taken from their CD, Love Has No Recession. Video directed by Charles Gregory and produced by The Media Shack.

New Birth Member Speaks Out About Lawsuit Against Eddie Long

Well it seems that the Bishop Eddie Long has more trouble on his hands. New Birth Church member Lillian Wells is suing the bishop for her investment in his 'Wealth Tour' and lost over $100k. Regardless the churchgoer still attends New Birth and still pays her tithes. Read more (here). 

Jahessye Shockley Missing: Police Scramble To Find Arizona Girl Missing For 2 Days

Police continue their hunt for a five-year-old Arizona girl who recently vanished. Jahessye Shockley is described as black with brown eyes. She is 3'5" and was last seen wearing a plain white shirt, blue jean shorts and pink sandals. Please call 623-930-HELP (4357). Read more (here) and please share this information.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Anthony Hamilton's New Single- "Woo"

With production work from Babyface, this latest leak from Anthony Hamilton is an awesome piece of work. Even with all these Anthony Hamilton leaks hitting the net recently, it is now safe to say, that this cut appears to be the lead single from his album, Popularity.

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Soulja Boy Arrested For Marijuana Possession Following Traffic Violation

Soulja Boy was arrested earlier this morning in Temple, Georgia after police discovered a large stash of marijuana, guns, and $70,000 in cash. Soulja Boy was arrested along with four other men about 3:15am this morning. The car was pulled over for a traffic violation when police discovered the marijuana. At this time it is not known if the guns are legally owned or not. What we do know is, this is not a good look for Soulja Boy who just turned 21 not to long ago. This dude seriously needs help fast. Read more (here). 

Woman Stabs Her Boyfriend After He Came Home Without A 40oz Of Beer

Alexa Monet Rodriguez was arrested for allegedly slashing her boyfriend with a 14-inch knife. Rodriguez is reportedly in jail in Las Cruces, N.M., for stabbing her boyfriend in the arm after she became enraged at her boyfriend because he wouldn't buy her another 40-ounce bottle of beer. You can't make this stuff up folks. Read more (here). 

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Roots- "Make My" feat. Big K.R.I.T.

ST got its hands on the first leak off of The Roots undun album, which is set to drop this December. It features Mississippi label mate, Big K.R.I.T.
The Roots "Make My" featuring Big K.R.I.T. by okayplayer

Nas – "It’s A Tower Heist" feat. Rick Ross (prod. Salaam Remi)

Nas and Rick Ross give us a taste from the soundtrack of "Tower Heist", the movie staring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Track produced by Salaam Remi.

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Beyoncé - Love On Top

Beyonce' looks likes she got Bobby Brown moves. LOL!! Nonetheless, she looks great and this song is a good fell good song. 

Kendrick Lamar “Rigamortis”

Kendrick Lamar has been holding it down for the 'New Breeds of The West' for sometime now. K Dot was also recetnly handed the official 'West Coast' torch. because of his lyrical play. Say what you want about Kendrick, his wordplay is crazy and if you have doubt, this this kid a listen on this track. Grab Kendrick's Section 80 album (here). 

New Erykah Badu Video– ‘Out My Mind Just In Time (Movement II)’

Erykah Badu continues her direction in this latest visual, "Out My Mind Just In Time 2", continuation from her earlier direction of Movement I. If you've missed that, then you can view it (here). 

New Jose' James- "Trouble"

ST contributor, Kym Carter was the one who put the folks here on to Jose' James awhile back. Since then, ST has been grooving Jose' whenever we get a chance. Now we get word, that "Trouble" will be his first single off of his forthcoming project, No Beginning, No End. Watch Jose' perform "Trouble" live (here). 
Trouble by josejamesworldwide

Thousands Gather for MLK Memorial Dedication

The one person would truly represented the spirit of this nation is Martin Luther King Jr. The man who taught a nation what love can do, will be forever shined in the National Mall. Thousands came out in support. Read more (here). 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Skydivers Have A Sex Stunt In Air

Alex Torres, a porn star who moonlights on the weekends as a Skydiving Instructor, has taken the 'mile-high' club to the next level. Alex who is also know as 'Voodoo' skydived with a female while engaged in a sexual act. The entire deal was videotaped and has since gone viral. Police are investigating to see if any laws were broken. Can you hear the Kate Perry song in the back? LOL!

Grammy Nominated Lalah Hathaway Releases New EP- "Where It All Begins"

Lalah Hathaway releases 6th solo album, Where It All Begins, on Stax Records. The singer, songwriter got some uptempo joints on here, that should get Lalah the airplay radio as a whole has not been giving her. The Grammy nominated vocalist really gives us flavor on my personal favorite cut, "Small Of My Back".  Grab this album (here) or stream below. 
Where It All Begins by concordmusicgroup

New Apple iPhone 4S Released This Morning

All around the world, fans of Apple and the company iPhone lined and waited for the release of the iPhone 4S this morning. The last Apple project Steve Jobs was a part of. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ex-NYC Police Officer Admits- "We Planting Drugs On innocent People"

Crooked police officers are all over. From New Orleans, to Chicago, to LA, to New City, there are 'crooked cops' everywhere on every force. Well a disgraced, drug dealing, ex-NYC police officer finally admitted in a court testimony-"We fabricated drug charges on innocent people to make arrest quotas". Read more (here). 

Vybz Kartel Will Release Skin Lightening Products

Dancehall Reggae Artist, Vybz Kartel revealed he is going ahead with his plans to release a cosmetics line for men, which controversially includes a number of skin lightening items. Kartel has been in the news as he has been charged with the murder of a promoter. The case is still on-going and you can read more about that (here). 
When it comes to this 'bleach' skin product, Vybz defended his products in a statement earlier this year to Vibe:

"When Black women stop straightening their hair and wearing wigs and weaves, when white women stop getting lip and butt injections and implants, when bald men stop getting hair hair transplants, and stop getting nose jobs and cosmetic surgery, then I'll stop using, 'Cakesoap' and we'll all live naturally after that. Until then f*ck you all." 

Do you think this product will sell off the shelves? Many people are expecting this product to fly off the shelves in certain areas of the Caribbean and African Countries. Only thing I can say is, I hope not.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nas Drops New Visual for- "NASty'

Nas takes it back with this visual for "NASty". Back to the block, back to Queensbridge, back to the building, back to some raw Hip Hop. Shouts out to Salaam Remi on the production on this track. Enjoy. Oh, and did you hear about Amy Winehouse having a crush on this dude. If you haven't check that story out (here). 

Rapper Big Pooh – "They Say" feat. Choklate

The Rapper Big Pooh drops another single from his 11/1 album, Dirty Pretty Things. This cut, "They Say" features the NeoSoul voice of Choklate

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Mayer Hawthorne -"The Walk"

This Mayer Hawthorne visual is crazy. When a person wakes up in the morning to have a bowl of cereal, who would think that it would end up in a shout out with your girl. Oh well, its creative art. Enjoy. 

Jay Electronica- "Call Of Duty" feat. Mobb Deep

This is so fresh off the presses that Jay Elec gave Steve Jobs a R.I.P. shout. WOW!! This combination with Havoc and Prodigy is good for the Hip Hop ears. Grab your FREE download while you can.

Rihanna Named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive

The Barbados born singer, Rihanna poses in a a naturally, nude pose on the cover of Esquire's November issue, which will be on newsstands Oct. 16th. Beyond her obvious talent and success, she is downright sexy even when she isn't trying. If you missed her partying at home in Barbados, then click (here).

Herman Cain Attended Morehouse, But Chose To Sit Out The Fight for Civil Rights

How does someone attend Morehouse College in the 60's and not have a clue about race relations in this country? Well Herman Cain attended Morehouse from '63-'67, but Cain chose not to be involved in the Civil Rights fights. Go figure.

Kelly Rowland Says About Her Breast Implants - "It's Something I Really Wanted"

"I LOVE BOOBS". Well at least that's the craze when it comes to wristbands, but Kelly Rowland loves her boobs too. The former Destiny's Child member spoke to the British Cosmopolitan about her life and specifically about her breast implants. Read more (here). 

Monday, October 10, 2011

New 9TH Wonder Joint- "Loyalty" feat. Masta Killa & Halo

Now if you are a true #HipHopHead and you don't have this new 9th Wonder album, then you're playing yourself. 9th is one of the best producers in the business and this album is a musical treat. I had to take my favorite single off the album and post it for review. This "Loyalty" track got Hip Hop standards all throughout the song. From the sample, to the filler, to the scratches, to Masta Killa and Halo's lyrics, its all Hip Hop. Dope beats. Dope rhymes. Grab your copy of The Wonder Years (here). 

Common's Lyric Video for - "Blue Sky"

Common releases his official lyric video for his new single, "Blue Sky" off of his forthcoming album, The Dreamer, The Believer which is set to drop sometime this fall. 

Raekwon Drops New Video- "DART SCHOOL"

Raekwon The Chef drops a visual for "Dart School". Somehow, this guy flow never seems to get old, it just somehow get flyer. Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang in stores now. You can grab yours (here). 

The Weeknd Leaks A New Track – "Initiation"

The Weeknd is putting the final touches on another mixtape he plans on dropping soon. This comes as no surprise, but Drake plans to have The Weeknd on several cuts on his upcoming album. Before you judge this cut, "Initiation", give it a full listen. This dude is pretty creative, huh. 

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Connecticut Prisoners Fighting Ban on Porn Magazines

Convicted prisoners in Connecticut are fighting the state's ban on porn in prisons, claiming it violates their First Amendment Rights. Prison officials announced this past summer, that 'skin' flicks, 'nudie' mags, and 'jerk' books would all be barred from all jails starting this upcoming summer. Read more (here). 

American Basketball Player, Chauncey Hardy, Killed in Bar Fight in Romania

Chauncey Hardy, 23, the professional basketball player for the GSS Giurgiu in Southern Romania has passed away after a bar fight where he was attacked by several men. The former Sacred Heart player was celebrating a win with friends when the incident took place. Read more (here). 

Dutch Government To Ban 'Skunk Weed' For Sale at Coffee Shops

If you were planning a trip to The Netherlands to enjoy the Coffee Shops, then make that trip before the end of the year. The Dutch government is cracking down on marijuana sold in Dutch coffee shops  as the  amount of THC is considered too high. The Dutch recall is expected take 80% of the marijuana currently sold at most coffee shops off the market called 'skunk weed'. Read more (here). 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mos Def & Talib Are Black Star As They Perform Live New Material on The Colbert Report

Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star. Only thing I can say is, 'This Is What Hip Hop Needs Right About Now'. Enjoy. Also check out a preview track Mos leaked to the nets earlier (here). 

Talib Kweli Shows Support at #OccupyWallStreet

Talib Kweli attended Occupy Wall Street early last month (Sept. 6) and performed some bars from an exclusive forthcoming track entitled "Distraction" and then by request, Kweli spits some classic bars from the Black Star classic, "Thieves In the Night". 

Beyonce' Shows The World Baby 'Jay-Be' In New Video- "Countdown"

Well Baby 'Jay-Be' isn't even born yet and already the baby is a star. Beyonce' premiered her new video for "Countdown" yesterday via MTV.  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Apple's Co-founder Steve Wozniak Says He'll - "Miss Steve Jobs"

When the news hit about Steve Jobs last night, most of us found out about it through a device that he had a hand in creating. I sent out a Tweet saying, "My iPod is now fatherless" and the iSad Tweets were really amazing. Its amazing how may people Steve Jobs touched and how his vision helped revolutionize America's technology. Apple's co-founder, Steve Wozniak speaks about his friend. He will be missed. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Amy Winehouse Wrote - "Me and Mr. Jones" About Nas

I heard the rumor before when this song was out, but there wasn't confirmation until now. Nas confirmed that the Amy Winehouse's song, "Me and Mr. Jones" was written with him in mind as Amy had a crush on Nas. The two shared the same birthday and was planning on having a birthday bash together one year. The two were introduced by produced Salaam Remi who worked with both artists. Read more about this (here). 

New Common - "Blue Sky"

Common releases his second single, "Blue Sky" from his forthcoming project The Dreamer, The Believer. This track is produced by one of Common's original producers from his beginnings No I.D. and features vocals from Makeba. The streets are waiting patiently for the album to drop next month.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Marsha Ambrosius "Later Nights & Earlier Mornings" The Mixtape

Marsha Ambrosius just released a mixtape Later Nights & Earlier Mornings put together and mixed by DJ Aktive. This mixtape gives us certain material that we didn't get on Marsha's debut solo album, Late Nights, Early Mornings and some remixes over some popular radio beats. Below is a cut only the true #Marshians may have heard. Its called, "Ballard of Hope She Cheats". This is only a teaser and you can grab your download of this mixtape (here).