It’s another round of bueno blogging, piping hot with a slight dash of chili sauce. New music from Joe, Patrick Wolf, Eve, trailer links for the new film “Knocked Up”, Collie Buddz, Cam’ron and the new online radio segment, “Cue’s Reviews”. It’s another good bag mix of digital hits from your favorite B-Boy blogger, Laron “Q.Rock639” Cue.
THE WORD ON THE STREET
~Russell Simmons has a few words about the words used in hip-hop. Basically, alot of rappers really may have to watch what they say. The latest developments in the ongoing story of controversial lyrics in rap has Simmons calling for a voluntary ban on the most offensive words. A Industry Standards committee was also suggested as a way to help curb the commonplace use of abusive words. Click here to read more!
You Can’t Say That Anymore-Lorraine Ali/Newsweek
Is Russell Simmons Playing Politics With Hip-Hop? by Alexander Billet
Cleaning Out Rap Sewer- Fort Wayne.com
Jeff Chang and Dave Zirin: Hip-hop generation is fighting misogyny
~Cam’ron on 60 Minutes
I’m sure most of you had a chance to watch the YouTube clip of DipSet Don, Cam’ron, on 60 Minutes. The controvery and media attention that it caused had a immediate impact, and Cam’ron offered a apology for some of his words. The story has many legs as it directly connects to the current questions being asked about hip-hop music. The street ethics and codes behind the ‘stop snitching’ mentality have been brought into the bright glare of mainstream media. Here are some links on the issue
~Take Off- Zero G Trip starting at 3G’s!
In case you’re still thinking of what to do with that tax refund, you can literally take off and break the rules of gravity! The hottest travel destination spot isn’t an sunny beach or neon lit metro skyline. For a unique vacation, you should think about a weightless jaunt into the atmosphere. ABC has a video feature on Zero Gravity Corp.’s amazing program. Check the clip for a sample and stay tuned as I am researching this a bit.
~Marijuana May Fight Lung Tumors
New study reveals healing properties in medicinal marijuana in fighting cancerous tumors. While this information is nothing new, the new studies should help the cause of medicinal users here in the US. The new study also points to THC’s healing properties in regards to other cancers. Skeptic are quick to note that the studies are new and need more research. Any volunteers?
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~ATTENTION UNSIGNED MUSICIANS!! You might want to head over to Diesel U Music’s website and enter their international talent search contest. Diesel will pick 9 finalists and have them flown to London for the final international contest. The 7th annual event will be broadcast on national televised and covered by NME magazine. Check out the website for full details and good luck!
~Here are the film trailers of “Knocked Up” the new movie from Judd Apatow starring Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and more. The story is based on the unexpected changes that an unplanned pregnancy brings to Allison Scott (Heigl). One night of drunken lust brings an up and coming career woman and a underachieving slacker together with a baby on the way. Check the website for more on this new comedy feature and click the links below for a sneak peak.
The Magic Position MP3
Patrick Wolf returns to the music world with Amy Winehouse, as they embark on a US tour. Wolf will appear at Virgin Records NYC for a CD signing and performance this Monday, April 30th.
All dates below w/ Amy Winehouse
05-02 Minneapolis, MN “ Varsity Theater
05-03 Chicago, IL “ Vic Theatre
05-05 Philadelphia, PA “ Electric Factory
05-07 Boston, MA “ Avalon Ballroom
05-09 New York, NY “ The Highline Ballroom
05-12 Toronto “ Mod Club
05-13 Toronto “ Mod Club
~Ain’t Nothing Like Me
R&B singer Joe has a new CD, “Ain’t Nothing Like Me” in stores now. The Jive Records recording artist’s first single, “If I Was Your Man”, is receiving positive response from FM radio and the album looks to be another hit for Joe. He continues to blend R&B with hip-hop as he works with rap stars like Nas, Fabolous, Papoose, Young Buck and Dre. In addition to that, Joe is hitting the road to promote the CD. Make sure you look for the CD at your favorite music store and check out the audio and video links for “Life Of The Party” below.
U.S. Tour Dates with Brian McKnight:
4/27 Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
4/29 Los Angeles, CA – Gibson
4/30 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
5/3 St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
5/5 Chicago, IL – Merrillville, Star Plaza
5/6 Cleveland, OH – State Theatre
5/9 Hartford, CT – Oakdale
5/10 Providence, RI
5/11 Westbury, NY – Westbury Music Fair
5/12 Washinton, DC – Constitution Hall
5/13 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
5/18 Miami, FL – Knights Center
5/19 Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park
5/20 Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Theatre
5/24 Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall
5/25 Columbus, OH – Promo West Pavillion
5/26 Charlotte, NC – Cricket Arena
5/27 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
5/31 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
6/1 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
6/2 Dallas, TX – Nokia Theatre
6/3 Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
powered by ODEO~Eve is back! “Tambourine” is the new Swizz Beatz produced heat rock, featuring the First Lady of Ruff Ryder, gotta love that! The new album, “Here I Am” will get here a little later in the year. Check the links below for the new hotness from Eve
~FINALLY THE HERBS COME AROUND!
Collie Buddz is just about here! The smoking raga grooves have been heating up the clubs for a while now. Here’s some more videos and audio links of the danky dancehall hit!