T-Pain's fingerprints are all over pop and R&B and hip-hop. He wasn't the first musician to use Auto-Tune as an instrument — he noticed it on a Jennifer Lopez remix, and remembers "Deep" well — but it was, as he says, his style. For a while, in the mid-2000s, he lived at the top of the charts. He dominated that brief moment of our lives when ringtones were a thing. He was celebrated as an innovator, and he happily took his talents where he was invited, which was everywhere.
His R&B mix tape called The Introduction Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Jayme Romain will be released this November 2014.
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Representing Acres Homes, this track DOES not and I repeat DOES NOT sound like a typical Houston track with the traditional Slow Bang sound that is so legendary here in H-Town, and that's not a bad thing.
With the melodic vocals and southern trap sound, it will definitely be a banger for the 2nd quarter. Dont believe me, take a listen below.....
It was a particularly tough day at the office for
Ryan Fitzpatrick. The quarterback was picked off three times and sacked twice in the 30-17 loss to the Giants. But according to his head coach, Fitzpatrick shared in the blame with his 52 teammates and the coaching staff.
“We’ve got to coach better,” Bill O’Brien said. “We’ve got to play better around him. He’s got to make better decisions. He knows that. It was a team loss.”
Fitzpatrick and the offense faced third down nine times in the first three quarters. They were unable to convert a single one. That was a frustrating aspect of the game for Fitzpatrick, and despite what O’Brien said, he still was hard on himself after the loss.
"We're not going to win any games if we play like that," Fitzpatrick said. "Especially with the turnovers. Sometimes interceptions happen, but it was poor play by me."
Fitzpatrick completed 20-of-34 pass attempts for 289 yards. He said he plans on going back to work Monday morning in Houston and correcting some mistakes.One of his favorite targets in wide receiver
Andre Johnson quickly dismissed the idea that the defeat was Fitzpatrick’s fault.
“It’s not just him,” Johnson said. “It’s everybody. One thing about football: one guy can’t go out and hit three home runs and go out and score 80 points.”
At 2-1, the Texans return home to NRG Stadium for a Week 4 matchup with the 2-1 Bills.
“It’s one game,” Johnson said. “We’ll fix it. We got 13 more to play. We’ll come in tomorrow, look at what’s going on, get it fixed, work on it in practice and get ready for Buffalo.”
Johnson finished with four catches for 24 yards against the Giants.
As one of the official sponsors of the NFL, CoverGirl created football-inspired makeup looks for every team, advertised with the slogan “Get Your Game Face On.” This weekend, the purple smoky eye inspired by the Baltimore Ravens got an unfortunate makeover. In the wake of the video revealing the team’s running back Ray Rice violently abusing his then-fiance, an airbrushed version showing the CoverGirl model with a now black and blue eye has gone viral. On top of its visual impact, it takes to task the poor way in which the NFL, and more specifically commissioner Roger Goodell, has addressed the issue of domestic violence. After thousands of tweets and Facebook shares this weekend, the image has been changed by journalist Adele Stanwith a new campaign message written across the top: “Boycott CoverGirl Official Sponsor of the NFL" until Roger Goodell is gone.” Trending hashtags this weekend included #GoodellMustGo and #BoycotttheNFL.
Mayweather remained unbeaten in 47 pro fights, drawing upon his 18 years of experience and frustrating Maidana the entire night. The fight was a marked contrast to their first bout in May, when Maidana roughed Mayweather up in a close fight.
Two ringside judges scored it 116-111 for Mayweather, while the third had it 115-112. The Associated Press had it 117-110.
“I felt sharper in the first fight, my rhythm was off,” Mayweather said. “I got hit with some shots tonight I shouldn’t have gotten hit with. But that comes with the sport.”
The fight was held up momentarily in the eighth round when Mayweather complained that Maidana bit him on the wrist while the two were tied up. Maidana was penalized for tripping Mayweather in the 10th round.
Mayweather complained long after the first fight in May that Maidana was a dirty fighter, and complained even more when Maidana seemed to try to hit him below the belt in a clinch in the eighth round, then apparently tried to bite him.
Mayweather immediately jumped back and gestured to referee Kenny Bayless that Maidana bit him on the wrist. He went to his corner and showed Bayless where the bite was, then went over to the Showtime announcers table to complain.
“He bit me!” Mayweather yelled.
Maidana would later be penalized a point for tackling Mayweather as he tried desperately to find something that would work against the undefeated champion.
By the end of the ninth round, though, Maidana was so out of sorts he went to the wrong corner when the bell rang.
“I thought I won the fight,” Maidana said.
Maidana didn’t win it because he spent many of the early rounds trying to figure out a way to get inside like he did the first fight in May. Mayweather kept him at a distance, circling around and landing left jabs and hooks, then scampering out of the way before Maidana could respond.
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The audio landscape in America today offers more choices for consumers and more types of programming than ever before. Everything from music and sports to talk radio, the variety of personalities and perspectives characterizes not just the diversity of radio content, but also the unique audiences—young and old—that are tuning in each day in markets large and small all across the country.
And when it comes to the large catalog of nationally-available content created each week by the 46 radio networks measured by Nielsen RADAR, the broad variety of programming offered appeals to many different generations, including some not traditionally associated with "network radio." These networks, which provide content across the U.S. on thousands of stations, are the focus of the latest Nielsen Audio Today report, which profiles the more than 181 million Americans (age 12 and older) who listen to network radio each week.
Millennials (consumers aged 18 to 34) account for more than a quarter of the national network radio listeners, as 51.1 million tune into a RADAR network every week. That’s more than Generation X (44 million) and Baby Boomers (43 million). In fact, compared to the national average for RADAR network radio listening, which reaches 68% of listeners, network radio reaches 70% of Millennial Americans.
And the strong representation from this demographic is good news for the radio industry. Despite their youth, more than seven in 10 (70.8%) Millennial network radio listeners have household incomes greater than $75,000 per year and 68.4% are college graduates.
Official music video for "Black Man's Eyes" by Fat Pimp.
Dir. By: Steve Paul Productions
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Dir. By: Steve Paul Productions
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HOUSTON (AP) J.J. Watt stood to face the media Sunday after his first game since signing a six-year, $100 million contract.
A reporter started his question with: ''You know you don't have anything to prove,'' before Houston's star defender cut him off.
''What do you mean? I've got everything to prove,'' Watt said.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown pass, rookie Alfred Blue blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown and Watt lived up to his massive new contract to help the Texans to a 17-6 win over Washington.
The victory is Houston's first since last Sept. 15 and snaps a 14-game skid.
The Texans led 7-6 after a 76-yard touchdown reception by DeAndre Hopkins in the second quarter. Blue blocked Washington's punt on the next drive, scooped it up and returned it five yards for a touchdown to push the lead to 14-6.
Watt signed his contract Monday and showed on Sunday that he isn't content to slow down after getting paid.
He had two tackles for losses including a sack, blocked an extra point, recovered a fumble and swatted down a pass. He also was credited with five hurries of Robert Griffin III.
''The goal is always to be underpaid,'' Watt said. ''You never want to be that guy that people say: `He got money and shut down.' So I want to go out there every single day ... and prove that I'm worth it.''
First overall pick Jadeveon Clowney had a tackle for a loss in the first half before leaving with a knee injury. It wasn't clear how Clowney was injured, but it happened late in the second quarter. O'Brien didn't provide much more information on Clowney's health after the game.
''They think it's a good prognosis so it looks like it's going to be OK,'' O'Brien said. ''He may miss some time, he may not. Who knows? So we'll know better as the week goes on.''
Griffin threw for 267 yards, but Washington was done in by two second-half fumbles.
A 42-yard field goal by Randy Bullock in the fourth quarter was the only score of the second half in a game that featured the NFL head coaching debut for both Washington's Jay Gruden and O'Brien.
''When games are so close, a couple of big plays are going to be the difference,'' Gruden said. ''We're going to be in a lot of those close games, so we have to figure out how to make them and how to stop them.''
Both teams got off to a slow start offensively, gaining just one first down apiece and punting a combined seven times in the first quarter.
Washington took the lead when Darrel Young scored on a 1-yard run about six minutes before halftime, but Watt blocked the extra point attempt to make it 6-0. That score was set up by a 21-yard run by Alfred Morris.
It didn't take the Texans long to erase the deficit when Fitzpatrick found Hopkins wide open before he juked Bacarri Rambo to finish the 76-yard score. Rambo is filling in for Brandon Meriweather, who was suspended for the first two games for a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Washington fumbled on consecutive plays in the third quarter. The first one came when Griffin bobbled a handoff to Morris, who dropped it before Watt pounced on it for the seventh recovery of his career.
The next error came when Griffin found Niles Paul, who had gotten in front of the defense, for a 48-yard pass. But D.J. Swearinger stripped the ball andKendrick Lewis recovered it at the 9-yard line. A thunderstorm started brewing outside as that play unfolded and a loud clap of thunder boomed through the stadium as Lewis jumped on the ball.
The Texans didn't take advantage of either of the fumbles. They punted after the first one and Arian Foster lost a fumble to end a long drive by Houston following the second one.
Washington was driving late when Watt knocked down a pass by Griffin on third down. They went for it on fourth down, but couldn't convert and the Texans ran out the clock.
Foster ran for 103 yards in his first action since offseason back surgery.
''I thought Arian got every inch that he could out of the running game,'' O'Brien said. ''He meant a lot to our team today.''
Fitzpatrick had 206 yards passing in his first game with the Texans, who traded away last year's opening day starter Matt Schaub to Oakland in the offseason.
Who didn’t see this coming. Busta got off, a bunch of “on” people are not coming out and now…there’s Mystikal. Looks like the OG of the deep south is looking to come off the iconic YMCMB. In the video below, he cites politics and creative differences. “Me and Busta talk all the time,” he said. Mystilkal basically said they didn’t feel anything he turned over to them and that he didn’t want to be “a liability.” He said he’s getting older and needs to feed his kids. YUP. Check the video out.
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The Houston Texans don't have to worry about finding out what an upset J.J. Watt looks like. They also don't have to worry about one of the NFL's most self-motivated players turning into a fat cat after signing a contract extension.
Watt, 25, signed a six-year, $100 million contract that includes $51.8 million guaranteed. The new contract, which first was reported by the Houston Chronicle's John McClain, will begin in 2016 and run through the 2021 season, when Watt turns 32.
Per McClain, Watt’s base salaries for this year and 2015 will be $907,385 and $9.969 million, respectively. Upon signing on Tuesday, Watt will receive $10 million.
The Texans now are guaranteed to have their two expected cornerstone defenders — Watt and No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney — locked up for the next five years together, if they so choose.
Not a bad week for agent Tom Condon, who finished off this deal after negotiating a four-year, $68 million extension ($45 million guaranteed) for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.
Watt, the 11th overall pick in 2011, is roundly considered the best defensive player in the NFL. He has logged 31 sacks the past two seasons combined (20.5 in 2012, when he was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year) and also is as stout against the run as he is the pass, playing a unique role in the team's 3-4 scheme. In three NFL seasons, Watt has started all 48 games and also has 27 passes deflected, eight forced fumbles and six recoveries.
So when you throw in how valuable Watt is, his leadership role in the locker room, how opponents scheme to stop him on a weekly basis and his expected mentorship of Clowney, it makes sense that the Texans would make Watt the most highly paid defender in the NFL.
Former Texans defensive end Mario Williams, coincidentally, had been the highest-paid defender before that, with the $50 million guaranteed (and $96 million total) he received from the Buffalo Bills upon leaving Houston. Now Watt is at the top, earning more guaranteed dollars than most of the league's starting quarterbacks and just short of the deals signed by Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers ($54 million), Tony Romo ($55 milion) and Peyton Manning ($58 million).
Watt had been slated to earn $1.9 million this season and $6.9 million in a fifth-year option that still would have paid him well below market value. Although the team could have taken advantage of this, it did not want to upset Watt — and he quietly hinted in public that he wanted something done sooner rather than later. With GM Rick Smith's policy of not negotiating contract extensions during the NFL season, the clock was ticking with Sunday's opener fast approaching.
But the two sides, which had been talking for weeks, found the middle ground. It's a good deal for Watt, even if he'll be surpassed at some point, and a very good one for the Texans, when you consider the franchise's need for stability, especially with other issues pressing at other spots on the roster. Really, Watt had zero leverage — he was locked up for two more years — and knew he had to give some ground, even if on the surface he received a record contract.
The Texans might not be ready to compete for a Super Bowl with questions on both sides of the ball, but they solved a big potential concern by locking up Watt through his prime years.