Stand Off: 2Chainz VS Nancy Grace **VIDEO**

Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz went head-to-head with HLN host Nancy Grace over the legalization of marijuana in this country. Grace opened the segment by chastising 2 Chainz’s video for “Birthday Song” and then asked her guest how he could support decriminalizing weed after hearing about stories of parents apparently making their children smoke cannabis.
“From the story I just heard you talk about, they had alcohol included which we all know causes you to black out, forget things and have memory loss,” responded Chainz. “I don’t think you can put an umbrella on the whole community off these few incidents that you just named.”
Grace then addresses what she sees as the Def Jam artist’s lyrics advocating a “different kind of lifestyle” that little children should not be exposed to. Chainz told the former attorney that people need to “govern their own household.”
After being told to watch a video of a mother making her daughter smoke marijuana, Chainz said, “I feel like [the mother] was irresponsible, a bonehead. That was an imbecile move. Anybody that loves their kid, definitely knows not to put them in harm’s way. So I don’t agree with that at all. She may have mental issues. It might be something deeper than a joint.”
2 Chainz also connects the legalization of pot to the criminal justice system and taxation. He points out the fact that many convicted felons are now unable to get loans just because of arrests for weed related charges. Grace even agrees with him about the “waste of tax payers money” in his own personal legal situation over .01 residue of marijuana.


Nicki Ex BF Problems

Nicki Minaj started a media firestorm last summer when the Young Money rapper used her acceptance speech at the 2014 BET Awards to let the world know “when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.” Many observers took the statement as a subliminal shot at Iggy Azalea, or at the very least it was a public declaration that Nicki does not need help writing her rhymes.
According to her ex-boyfriend, that’s not true. Safaree “SB” Samuels stopped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club this week, and during the interview he told the audience he regularly assisted Nicki in her writing process.
“When you try to pull me down and discredit what I’ve done for you – that’s what’s weak to me,” said Safaree. “Don’t say, ‘I don’t have no talent.’ Because every time it came to writing raps and doing music – it was me, her, and a beat. She doesn’t do it by herself. It’s me and her.”
When co-host Charlamagne Tha God brought up the time Nicki “s**tted on” other people for not writing their own lyrics at the BET Awards, SB just remained quiet. He did add that all artists get help crafting songs in the studio.
Nicki has been insistent throughout her career that she writes all her own material. When a dust-up with New Jersey emcee Ransom took place in 2013 over perceived claims he wrote for Nicki before she was famous, the leader of the Barbz responded by saying, “I’m undisputed, because I’m the only female rapper that day one – I don’t need no motherf**king ghostwriter.”
For years there had been speculation that Safaree worked closely with Nicki on her music. But this is the first time SB has publicly announced his direct involvement in co-writing the YMCMB entertainer’s rhymes.

RIP: Stuart Scott of ESPN

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Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49.
Among the features of the new ESPN studio in Bristol is a wall of catchphrases made famous by on-air talent over the years. An amazing nine of them belong to one man -- from his signature "Boo-Yah!" to "As cool as the other side of the pillow" to "He must be the bus driver cuz he was takin' him to school."
That man is Stuart Scott, and his contributions to the sports lexicon are writ large. But they are only one aspect of his legacy. When he passed away, he left behind so much more. He inspired his colleagues with his sheer talent, his work ethic and his devotion to his daughters, Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15. He defied convention and criticism to help bring this network into a new century. He spoke to the very athletes he was talking about with a flair and a style that ESPN President John Skipper says, "changed everything."
"He didn't just push the envelope," says NBC commentator and former ESPN anchor Dan Patrick. "He bulldozed it."
And he saved his best for his last year on the air. At the ESPYs on July 16, shortly before his 49th birthday and following another round of cancer surgery, Stuart accepted the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance with strength, humor, grace and these eloquent words: "When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live."
So while the grief is deep at ESPN over the death of Stuart Scott, so is our gratitude. He was as popular on-campus as he was in the airports he passed through and on the sidelines he worked over the last 22 years. He brought so much to the party, and he will continue to do so, through the people he inspired, and the language that he liberated, and the audience that will remember him.

Fab, The 90's Golden Era


When it comes to rap, the 1990’s is often held up as the high point of the genre. That time period was also the age of Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. Brooklyn rapper Fabolous is one of the individuals that views the 90’s as a time of great achievements in music and sports.

“The 90’s, to me, overall is the ‘golden era’ of everything,” Fab told Hot 97. “I don’t want the young guys to look it at like, ‘You’re hating on this generation.’ Which I’m not. There’s great things about this generation too.”

He went on to add, “They’ll look at their era as the ‘golden era’ even though it’s really not. Because they’re living in it too, and they think that maybe we feel [the 90’s is the ‘golden era’] because we grew up in that era.”
The “Lituation” rhymer then points out that fashion brands like 90’s Jordan sneakers are still successful today. Fab also states that he believes the quality of Hip Hop music was better during that decade and rappers were not making music just about being rich.
“Everybody now raps ‘all about the money.’ There’s ‘don’t call me if it ain’t about the money.’ Everything is so pushed toward the hustle,” said the 37-year-old entertainer. “There were artists [in the 1990’s] talking about money, but there was so much diversity in Hip Hop too. There was gangsta rap. There was backpack rap. There was flashy, flossy rap. There was De La Soul, psychedelic rap. There was all different kinds.”
Fab recently dropped his 6th studio album The Young OG Project. The project is now available on iTunes.


Beans is Alive and Well

The internet is chock-full of garbage sites that are completely bogus and Beanie Sigel is the victim of a shameless “satire.”
A report in circulation has stated that the rapper is died after being shot earlier this month.
The rapper remains in the hospital, but is very much alive.
Freeway, one of Bean’s close friends, set the record straight on social media.
Don’t listen to the rumors @beaniesigelsp is alive & fighting! 
THERE YOU HAVE IT! 

More Stations to Convert To Classic Rap

With listeners having outlets like streaming services and satellite radio to hear the type of music they enjoy the most, the influence of traditional radio stations has declined in recent years. According to a report in the New York Times’ ArtBeat blog, one FM format may be on the rise – classic Hip Hop.
Two months ago, Houston’s “Boom 92” KROI-FM became the first major market station to switch over to only playing songs by Hip Hop stars from the 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s. Boom’s audience size instantly went from 245,000 to 802,000, and its Nielsen ratings share jumped from 1.0 to 3.2. The channel’s audience did drop 2.6 percent the second month, but it still pulled in 781,000 listeners.
Other stations in Philadelphia and Dallas also saw audience numbers increase after converting to “Classic Hip Hop.” According to the Times report, radio executives are looking to change more stations across the country to the format in 2015.
Boom 92’s playlist includes The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Mo Money Mo Problems,” Warren G & Nate Dogg’s “Regulate,” Eric B & Rakim’s “Paid In Full,” LL Cool J’s “Rock The Bells,” Salt-N-Peppa’s “Push It,” UGK’s “Take It Off,” and 2Pac’s “California Love.”

Lil Wayne to Sue Cash Money

Lil Wayne wants his 11th studio album released now. That’s according to TMZ. The site is claiming to have spoken to sources close to Wayne, and the Young Money leader is supposedly ready to file a lawsuit against Cash Money Records and Bryan “Birdman” Williams to get released from the label if the project is not released soon.
Wayne went on Twitter at the beginning of this month to express his desire to be off Cash Money. The tweets also included the “Believe Me” rapper accusing Birdman of holding C5 back, and he also stated he wanted “nothing to do with these people.”
Apparently, the two longtime associates are currently not speaking to each other. Earlier reports circulated that Birdman was not willing to let Wayne leave Cash Money and his album would be released on a schedule determined by the label.
Meanwhile, Birdman posted a picture on Instagram that included a photo of Wayne’s Tha Carter III in the background. Birdman previously continued to add the hashtag #YMCMB to his IG pics even after the feud with Wayne became public.

Texans DESTROY the Titans



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HOUSTON -- J.J. Watt did it again.
His home crowd showered him with chants of "M-V-P," after a strip sack, fumble recovery and 14-yard return, but the Houston Texans defensive end wasn't finished.
Two plays later, Watt did what has become normal for him. He caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, giving the Texans a 45-14 lead over the Tennessee Titans. It was the sixth touchdown pass Fitzpatrick had thrown in the game, setting a franchise record. The Texans won Sunday's game against the Titans 45-21.
Fitzpatrick also threw for a career-best 358 yards in his first start after being benched the past two games for Ryan Mallett, who suffered a season-ending chest injury last week. 
Watt is now the first defensive lineman since 1944 to have at least five touchdowns in a season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Watt is the first player with three offensive touchdowns and two defensive scores in a single season -- regardless of position since 1948, when Joe Golding had four touchdown receptions and two interception return scores.
"Never ever, ever, ever becomes old hat," Watt said of scoring touchdowns. "It is a blast. I mean, just to hear the stadium, to see my teammates. Like I said after my first one, there's no greater feeling than scoring a touchdown and seeing your teammates come running over to congratulate you. I mean, those guys got the ball down there. It's the best feeling in the entire world."
According to ESPN Stats & Info, this is Watt's second game in the past three weeks with a forced fumble, fumble recovery and receiving TD. No other player in the past five seasons has one such game.
Watt had three tackles, two sacks, one tackle for loss, six quarterback hits, a forced fumble, fumble recovery and a receiving touchdown against the Titans.
He now has 11.5 sacks this season and five fumble recoveries.
In addition to three offensive touchdowns, Watt has caught an interception that he returned for a touchdown and recovered a fumble that he returned for a touchdown.

Rams Players are Under Fire for Protest Act!

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The five Rams players who entered the field before Sunday's game against the Oakland Raidersin St. Louis with their hands in the air in "don't shoot" poses will not be fined for their actions, NFL and team sources tell ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
The players had used the team's pregame introductions to offer a show of support for nearby Ferguson. As the Rams' offense was introduced, tight endJared Cook and receivers Kenny Britt,Stedman BaileyChris Givens and Tavon Austin stopped near the tunnel and raised their hands in a nod to the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Some witnesses said Brown had his hands up before being shot. Wilson, who is white, testified to the grand jury that Brown had hit him and reached for his gun.
The St. Louis Police Officers Association called for the players involved to be disciplined and for the Rams and the NFL to deliver a "very public apology," its statement read in part.
"I know that there are those that will say that these players are simply exercising their First Amendment rights," SLPOA business manager Jeff Roorda said in the statement. "Well, I've got news for people who think that way: Cops have First Amendment rights too, and we plan to exercise ours. I'd remind the NFL and their players that it is not the violent thugs burning down buildings that buy their advertiser's products. It's cops and the good people of St. Louis and other NFL towns that do. Somebody needs to throw a flag on this play. If it's not the NFL and the Rams, then it'll be cops and their supporters."
In response, Brian McCarthy, the NFL's VP of communications, released a statement Monday: "We respect and understand the concerns of all individuals who have expressed views on this tragic situation."
"We kind of came collectively together and decided we wanted to do something," Cook said after the Rams' 52-0 victory. "We haven't been able to go down to Ferguson to do anything because we have been busy. Secondly, it's kind of dangerous down there and none of us want to get caught up in anything.
"So we wanted to come out and show our respect to the protests and the people who have been doing a heck of a job around the world."
Earlier this week, the Rams spent time lamenting the fact there wasn't much they could do to help with the unrest in Ferguson. But Cook said he plans to go to Ferguson once things settle down.
"My sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law -- all of them went this past week for Thanksgiving," Cook said. "They came back and reported to me about the things they saw and what was going on around there. Definitely, I will be making a trip to Ferguson."
Britt said he and his teammates were not "taking sides" with their display.
"We wanted to show that we are organized for a great cause and something positive comes out of it," Britt said. "That's what we hope we can make happen. That's our community. We wanted to let the community know that we support the community."
Information from ESPN.com Rams reporter Nick Wagoner is included in this report.

J Metro- BodyGuard ((NEW MUSIC))

The Billboard Charting artist known as J Metro, will be making an even bigger impact with his recent partnering with powerhouse media company Spaced Out Magazine. The partnership will consist of a very precise marketing campaign for the artist and his works as he prepares for new music releases and more!

J Metro will also be releasing a new single entitled “Bodyguard”, through The Orchard/Sony Music Entertainment  distribution platform. With this release set for November, he is gearing up for the first quarter to be his year and time. Being a R&B artist from Houston, TX , J Metro has been making his name known for some time now with the releasing of two albums and several singles that even put him on Billboard Charts. Now focusing on new music and branding himself as a household name he will be making appearances, doing interviews, and having an event for the release of his new single.

Since the release of his hit single “Frosty” it has been considered for a grammy nomination, which J Metro may in fact make an upcoming appearance at. With so much going for the young artist he is expected to feel the shoes of other R&B legends and greats alike before him.

While a Funk/Soul/Jazz base exists, you may recognize influences from nearly every musical genre known to man in his Self-titled debut album “J Metro” which was released on January 25th 2011 featuring the Billboard singles “Alcoholic Logic” and “My People”.

Itunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bodyguard-single/id933393744


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Bengals Fan Gets The Last Laugh

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Remember the female Cincinnati Bengals fan who had a game ball snatched away from her by an ornery New Orleans Saints fan in the Superdome? You know, the one who seemingly got elbowed by an old man as he wrestled away a pass from tight end Jermaine Gresham aimed at the only Bengals fan in the vicinity of his touchdown?
Well, she got the last laugh on "NFL AM."
"I think I first just said, 'Seriously?'" said Christa Barrett, the displaced Bengals fan who moved from Cincy to New Orleans this past summer, "because I was just so surprised. Afterwards, the video of me pleading for the ball was basically just me and my sister asking, 'Hey, can we just get a picture with it?' My sister told him, 'I'm a good Christian woman. I won't steal your ball. I promise.'"
Tony Williams, 70, expressed "zero remorse" for not letting the two women near the ball when interviewed by the CBS crew, but a Saints employee delivered them another pigskin later in the game. Barrett's Bengals, of course, went on to win, 27-10, and afterward Gresham reached out to Christa's sister on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Williams is sticking to his story in an interview with WGNO-TV, likening his tussle with Barrett to battling for beads at Mardi Gras. There's a joke in there somewhere about wrestling women for beads.
"When it comes our way, we jockey for the ball," Williams told the local TV station. "That's it. She was pleading for me to give her the ball, and I said, 'No, ma'am, I'm keeping the ball.'"
The man's wife even backed her husband's actions. "It’s a free for all, something like with Mardi Gras," she said. "When a coconut is tossed or beads are tossed everybody goes for it."
And in my day, we didn't have footballs. We had coconuts. That's the way it was and we liked it.
In the end, Barrett said she "feels terrible for the guy," and hopes the backlash isn't too bad for Williams.

Power Artist: Auston Martin


Auston Martin searched high and low for a reason to stand out, he fought hard to distinguish himself from the ordinary and he soon discovered his angle...

Auston had always been a car and bike fanatic, his passion for high speed and women was paralleled only by one other man; James Bond.

Martin quickly realized his similarities to the Bond character and he began branding himself as the music industry’s James Bond – his sound, his style and his suave were at maximum threshold and he was more than ready to show the world what he had to offer.

When asked about his music and his recent success Auston said:
“I want to show women all around the world that not only can I be what you need, but I will also be what you want, it’s about empowering the most beautiful thing on earth; the female, and I want every girl in the world to know that Auston Martin is all about you”.

Prepare to be entertained and inspired, the music industry will never be the same again. Buckle up and get ready for the ride of your life, this is your introduction to
AUSTON MARTIN. 

Texans cant Clip the Eagles: Another Loss

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More than five years after winning his first start at what is now called NRG Stadium, Mark Sanchez returned to Houston on Sunday as a comeback quarterback, coming off the bench to throw for 202 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles 31-21 win over the Texans.
Houston’s defense knocked out Philadelphia starter Nick Foles with a shoulder injury on the last play of the first quarter, but Sanchez kept coach Chip Kelly’s attack running at maximum efficiency against a Texans secondary that played without two starters and a front seven that at times was slowed by the Eagles’ quick pace to a hands-on-hips crawl.
With the Cowboys’ loss Sunday to the Cardinals, the Eagles at 6-2 hold a half-game lead over Dallas for first place in the NFC East. The Texans, after winning three of their first four, are 4-5 entering their bye week
“We really believe that we are close,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “We’re still certainly not out of anything. It’s a disappointed locker room, but we have a lot of games left. We need to figure out what type of spark we need.”

Beatking ft DJ Chose: Stand Behid Her**NEW MUSIC***

First Single from "Houston vs Everybody" Mixtape.

Official Furious 7 Trailer **MUST WATCH**

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. 

James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. 

They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan. www.thefastandthefurious.com