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West Coast Hip-Hop, The Doctor is In!

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So the good doctor has finally emerged from his lab to bless us with some of that good West Coast remedy, the medicine we’ve been waiting on for over a decade! The album entitled Compton released a day early on Apple Music and early reviews are pretty positive. Dre came with some true blue heavy hitters like Snoop, Ice Cube, Xzibit and Eminem, but there are also some surprise additions like Kendrick Lamar and Marsha Ambrosius. Rounding out this long anticipated release are independent rapper King Mez and up and comers Asia Bryant, Paak, Jon Connor and Paaz to name a few.

The album is the accompanying soundtrack to the Straight Out of Compton movie slated to be released the second week in August. Although Dre fans had been waiting for over 16 years for him to drop the Detox album, (which never came out due to Dre’s dislike of it) hopefully this Compton album will  make up for the delay. Dr. Dre has expressed that this album is really important to him and that he was inspired by the filming of N.W.A’s story to make this album. West Coast fans and fans all over the world once again have bonafide West Coast hip-hop back in rotation and time will tell if Dre’s magic touch stands the test of time. This collaborative effort along with the upcoming movie will put L.A. back in the spotlight with the album royalties earned by Dre being donated to help fund a new performing arts center in the city of Compton.

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Now that the music is out, it should be quite interesting to see how audiences respond to the N.W.A. film, I know I’ll be watching!

By: Cozmicsequels Via VinoTown

RIP MJ, Five Years & You Are Still Missed!

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It was five years ago today that the King of Pop took leave of his throne. Michael Jackson was and is the epitome of an icon. He is still today one of, if not the most well known artist in the world. From a very young age Mike thrilled fans around the world with his dynamic stage presence and smooth dance moves. There have been many imitators but no one has ever been able to match his amazing star power. MJ had a smile that set the world on fire and a generosity that benefited thousands. His legacy spans over 40 years of great hits and incredible performances that to this day brings fans and admirers to tears. We will never forget you Mike and the gift of your life, legacy and music will continue to inspire and uplift for generations to come. Thank you Mr. Jackson, may you find the joy on the other side that you yearned for in life. Michael Jackson, The King of Pop, August 29, 1958-June 25, 2009

By: Cozmicsequels via VinoTown

Summer 2014 is Here! Let the Insanity Commence (or how ’bout not?)

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The annual “Season of F*ckery” has started off with its usual bang, (literally in some cases!) As we get ready for warmer days, much warmer according to those of the “globally” inclined mind, it appears that tempers are flaring up and much to do is being made about a myriad of events. Summer has always had a certain “spiciness” to it that could either be a good or bad thing depending on the circumstances involved. Hot, steamy days and nights filled with racing hearts and surging adrenaline could be a result of just about anything, from outside temps and make out sessions to car chases and flying bullets! I’ll take the moist pits and parts over hot lead and the need for an ambulance any day, thank you very much!!! So, let’s have a squint eyed lil peek at what’s happened, happening and Bound 2 happen (That was a lil plug for our boy Kanye, He ain’t been gettin’ much love lately!…Except from Kim of course! *wink*)

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Let’s get the gangsteration topics out of the way first. It seems we have a fresh case of who shot at folks, who was shot/shot at and hmmm…Why? L.A. based rapper Schoolboy Q was targeted after a concert in Denver Colorado at the start of the weekend. Three people sustained non life threatening injuries but SBQ was able to avoid the shots, although his nerves had to have taken a bit of a hit. Not saying he’s a gangster (side eye) but affiliation is what it is. So the question here is, when they start gunning for you, how real are you really willing to keep it? We’ll just keep him and all those other Rap Rascal’s in our prayers as they travel to and from gigs, trying to keep the music, as well as themselves, alive. Speaking of traveling, it was recently reported that Rick Ross traveled to the Motor City for a performance and was allegedly put on brakes and ran out of town by a local “character” and a huge mob for not paying “Hood Tolls”. These reports are yet to be confirmed as pure fact as the girdful Mr. Ricky Rozay himself has denied the claims. According to the Boss’ version, the venue gates were “locked” so him and his MMG crew couldn’t get in, but my my, one does wonder how all the concert goers were able to gain access, or were you just that early? Was there only the one gate? And lastly, how is it even possible to lockout your headlining act??? Mysteries do abound, but hopefully everything will be cleared up at some point so that Detroit’s paying fans can get some live Maybach music in their lives.Rick Ross

Psssttt…. Wasn’t there another incident involving Mr. Ross being targeted by a certain group with the initials GD?? Hmmm….

In less treacherous news, Chris Brown has been let out of the slammer and is in the studio preparing to drop new music on his Loyal fans. Breezy has surely had enough of the penal system and is serious about staying relevant through his artistry as opposed to his antics. Hopefully he can keep the right people around him (associates and love interests included) and make a phenomenal comeback. He seems to be pretty happy with his life right now, he’s looking better and his lady love Ms. K is sticking by his side for the time being. Let’s wish them all the best as they move forward. As for all the haters, come on y’all, can they live??

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Jeremy “Jail Cakes” Meeks

Chris and KayChris may be out but apparently there’s another light skinned cutie that’s locked up and apparently thousands of moist drawered ladies are wanting to unlock his cell and set him free to roam in their secret gardens!! This blue eyed model type has caught the attention of social media and it has started quite the debate about looks, crime and the state of female sexual fantasies and desires. All I can say in regards to the married chisel faced Mr. Jeremy Meeks is, it don’t hurt to look, why else did God give us eyes? Lol….

So their Royal Hip-Hopness, Queen Bey and King Jay are gonna kick- off their oh so anticipated On The Run Tour Wednesday night June 25th at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami! This stadium tour has already been slated to become the second highest grossing concert series ever! But who is even really surprised by this? Beyonce seems to be making it her trademark to break records and Hov is definitely riding the same gravy train to the “Land of Spectacular Success”, hell, they already own a vacation house there, they may as well buy a retirement compound too! Here’s to a great tour for the Carters and all their fans, we’ll be on the lookout for pictures and videos of all the epic fervor and general joyful insanity that is sure to occur from this major event! I personally am looking forward to seeing some onstage PDA between the Royals, lol!Bey  Jay

Random: Kelly Osborne having relations with Quincy Combs??…Yes, I admit to wanting to be a fly on That wall!!

Last but not least, congratulations go out to Lil Kim on the birth of her baby girl the Princess Royal Reign, Ciara on the birth of her son Future Zahir and to Kelly Rowland on news of her pregnancy.

Since the Summer Madness has officially begun it seems that civil unrest is also heating up all over in places like the Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and parts of South Africa just to name a few. The world is becoming a very unstable place so let’s be peaceful and try to be mindful of what’s really important. As we move about our daily’s, it would behoove us to remember that life is short and unpredictable, so laugh hard, love often, share your snacks and keep a change of clothes in several locations…just in case!

Have a great remainder of the week and may your Summer weeks be heat stroke & vomit free!

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By: Cozmicsequels Via VinoTown