Friday, March 29, 2013

NEW MUSIC: Sam London - Love Without the Love [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

As both an extremely talented singer and song writer, on this one Sam London definitely shows us why he's someone to look out for in the future. "Love Without The Love" has a strong emotional yet haunting feel that takes you places. I'm really interested in seeing more from this guy. ~alx.O

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain | GDC 2013 Reveal Trailer [EN]

In my opinion, It was a great move to bring back the "Metal Gear Solid" franchise as, again in my opinion, the "Metal Gear Rising" fell very short of its predecessor. And so I share the new trailer for "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.  And i'm not just saying this as a huge metal gear fan but this one looks  freaking awesome!!! ~alx.O

Konami outs the mystery title as officially part of the Metal Gear Solid universe at GDC 2013

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, will be released on the Sony PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. To reinforce the announcement and address all the questions fans have been asking all year, Kojima Productions unveiled a brand new trailer for the new title at this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

NEW MUSIC: "I Hate Lying" Produced by Alx.O the Producer (Blues/rock guitar solo instrumental)

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(Blues electric guitar solo)

It's been a long while since I last posted up any new music, to long even. But nonetheless I share this today. The inspiration for this one was that of fading love or better said a love that has reached its end. It's about not being in love anymore but not wanting to hurt the other person, so you pretend nothing has changed. You do this for long enough, eventually it starts to tear away at you. You begin to hate yourself for it. Hate yourself because your not allowing yourself to move but even more so because your not giving the other person the opportunity to do the same. So eventually the truth must come out because "I hate lying" to the person I care for. I hope you guys enjoy and remember feedback is always appreciated. ~alx.O

Obama signs the 'Monsanto Protection Act' into law- by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of

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(NaturalNews) President Barack Obama campaigned on promises to end secret prisons, decriminalize marijuana, balance the budget, honor the Second Amendment and make health care affordable. But what really unfolded was an explosion in the national debt (now $16 trillion and climbing), the signing of the NDAA, a claimed new power to kill any American at any time, even on U.S. soil, the use of military drones to murder American children overseas, a full-on assault against the Bill of Rights, a doubling of health insurance rates and the destruction of the U.S. economy.

But that's not all.

Now Obama has signed the "Monsanto Protection Act" into law, stabbing America in the heart yet again and proving that no matter how convincing politicians appear on the campaign trail, they are still sociopathic liars in the end.

The Monsanto Protection Act, part of the HR 933 continuing resolution, allows Monsanto to override U.S. federal courts on the issue of planting experimental genetically engineered crops all across the country. Even if those experimental crops are found to be extremely dangerous or to cause a runaway crop plague, the U.S. government now has no judicial power to stop them from being planted and harvested.

As reports, the bill "effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of GMO or GE crops and seeds, no matter what health consequences from the consumption of these products may come to light in the future."

GMOs now evade all regulations: America has become a grand Monsanto experiment

Food Democracy Now petition now states:

With the Senate passage of the Monsanto Protection Act, biotech lobbyists are one step closer to making sure that their new GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulatory review.

This dangerous provision, the Monsanto Protection Act, strips judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer and farmer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, citizens and the environment.

Corporate-government conspiracy is fascism

This new law forces the USDA to automatically approve all GMO planting permits sought by Monsanto and other biotech firms, effectively granting Monsanto dominion over the U.S. government. This is the very definition of fascism, a form of tyrannical government where corporations conspire with the government to destroy or confiscate all rights, powers and assets, leaving the people impoverished and powerless.

What's interesting about this development is that now even democrats are starting to wake up and see how evil Obama really is. As ibtimes reports:

"In this hidden backroom deal, Sen. Mikulski turned her back on consumer, environmental and farmer protection in favor of corporate welfare for biotech companies such as Monsanto," Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said in a statement. "This abuse of power is not the kind of leadership the public has come to expect from Sen. Mikulski or the Democrat Majority in the Senate."

Of course, for those of us who have been paying attention and warning everyone else about the dangerous power grab taking place under the Obama regime, this is exactly the kind of behavior we expected to see. The Senate has abandoned law. It has abandoned the Constitution, the rights of the People and even due process. We are now living under a corporate fascist tyranny where companies like Monsanto, General Electric and GlaxoSmithKline control the government and dictate policy. They literally write the laws.

This Monsanto Protect Act, says the Center for Food Safety, is "an unprecedented attack on U.S. judicial review of agency actions" and "a major violation of the separation of powers." (SOURCE)

But that's what Obama has always been about. He's the president who seized control of all farms, food and livestock across America. He's the guy who claims the power the decide who to assassinate anywhere in America. His administration has routinely conspired with Monsanto to endanger the American people and turn America's croplands into a grand, dangerous genetics experiment.

"Pandora's Box is unlocked, Obama just propped open the lid, and there's no way to cram the evil back in," wrote The Daily Sheeple. "I'm personally pledging at least one article per week about Monsanto, their incestuous relationship with the government, and their toxic grip on agriculture. I urge everyone to raise a deafening public outcry -- every voice adds to the noise that we can create."

Who is to blame? Senators Barbara Mikulski and Roy Blunt, among others

The chair of the committee that secretly slipped this provision into the bill was Sen. Barbara Mikulski, an absolute traitor to America for allowing the Monsanto Protection Act to become law. She could have stopped it, yet she did nothing to oppose it. She actually helped sneak it into law.

Like nearly all U.S. senators, Mikulski is now operating as an outright enemy of the People while selling out to corporate interests who are peddling poison and death.

There is hardly a U.S. senator remaining who respects his or her oath of office. While Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are showing real courage in the face of federal tyranny and oppression -- and Sen. Ron Wyden honestly tries to protect the people of Oregon from outrageous federal aggression -- most senators are now little more than corporate puppets who obey the bidding of their masters.

Sickeningly, Sen. Mikulski recently praised the creation of a Harriet Tubman memorial, honoring the courage of a woman who stood against tyranny and defended the people by creating the Underground Railroad. Yet Mikulski herself does the exact opposite, selling out to Monsanto and betraying people of all races by overseeing the passage of what is essentially a "judicial nullification power" now granted to a dangerous and truly evil corporation. Her actions in this matter were anti-trade, anti-America, anti-human and anti-justice.

Harriet Tubman, a true American hero, would absolutely shutter at the thought that a U.S. Senator honoring her memory was simultaneously betraying the people of America by handing over extra-judicial powers to a corporation engaged in widespread genetic pollution and agricultural malfeasance.

Harriet Tubman was born a slave and risked her life to lead others to freedom. Sen. Mikulski was born a privileged woman who risked nothing to lead her constituents to corporate slavery. For Mikulski to honor Tubman is an insult to the memory of Tubman and the freedom she stood for.

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt actively conspired with Monsanto to write the provision

Mikulski wasn't the only Monsanto sellout in the U.S. Senate, of course: Missouri senator Roy Blunt was also part of the conspiracy to stab America in the heart and poison our food. According to another article on

The provision's language was apparently written in collusion with Monsanto. Lawmakers and companies working together to craft legislation is by no means a rare occurrence in this day and age. But the fact that Sen. Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri, actually worked with Monsanto on a provision that in effect allows them to keep selling seeds, which can then go on to be planted, even if it is found to be harmful to consumers, is stunning.

Who opposed the Monsanto Protection Act? Democratic Senator John Tester. As the NY Daily News reports:

Opposing the inclusion of the rider was Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.), who told Politico that the deal worked out with Monsanto was simply bad policy.

"These provisions are giveaways, pure and simple, and will be a boon worth millions of dollars to a handful of the biggest corporations in this country," Tester said.

Tester, of course, has been the voice of reason on several fronts in recent years, including the so-called Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010 which granted the FDA vast new powers to terrorize gardeners and farmers across America. Sen. Tester proposed amendments that attempted to protect the freedoms of American farmers, but his efforts were of course thwarted by the evil corporate conspirators who now fill the U.S. Senate chambers.

America is lost... what now?

Voted into office by people whose hearts were filled with hope for real change, Obama now reveals himself to be a sinister serpent of deception who betrays the American people at every opportunity. The Obama Deception is the title of the film released by Alex Jones in 2009. At the time, Jones was ridiculed by Obama supporters who said Obama was their savior and anyone who criticized Obama was a racist.

Now, four years later, it's obvious that once again Alex Jones was right about Obama. Even democrats are increasingly realizing this shocking truth as they watch Obama betray the people of America on issues like GMOs, secret prisons, banker bailouts, due process and marijuana.

With deceivers like Obama at the helm, America has been turned over to corporate interests, and the rights and liberties of the People have been eviscerated. The U.S. federal government no longer represents the interests of the people. It has become a dominant, dangerous and arrogant machine of oppression and tyranny. It has abandoned law, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It has violated the very principles upon which this nation was founded and now plays God with our seeds, our food and our future.

These are times of such treachery and betrayal that we cannot even imagine the web of deception being weaved to entrap and destroy truth in America. We the People are being deceived by false media propaganda and told everything is fine while Senators and bureaucrats march us into pits of death while corporate bulldozers stand by to quickly cover up the mass graves.

The United States government is at WAR with the American people, and that war is being waged with every poison imaginable: genetic pollution, disinfo propaganda, chemical fluoride poisoning, vaccine lobotomies, chemtrails, psychiatric drugs and twisted mental health initiatives. The battleground for this war is your dinner plate, your tap water, your medicine and your core beliefs. The goal of the war is the complete decimation of all cognitive awareness and the abolition of freedom of thought. Give this a few more years, and the mere utterance of any idea critical of the government will be considered an "act of terrorism" punishable by death.

Today I ask: What are YOU doing to defend truth, liberty and justice against the march of government betrayal? Whatever it is, find a way to do more, or we will lose everything.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lil Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being II" - The Truth with Elliott Wilson

Lil Wayne's new album "I Am Not A Human Being II" is in stores now, but is it worth picking up?

A$AP Rocky- Wild For The Night (Explicit)

Music video by A$AP Rocky featuring Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam performing Wild For The Night. (C) 2013 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Cassie- Numb (Trailer)

Numb (Trailer) from Rock-a-Bye Baby on Vimeo.

Yahoo buys startup run by British teen for millions- By Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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Nick D'Aloisio, aged 17, who developed the smartphone news app Summly, poses for a photograph at offices in central London March 26, 2013.

One of Britain's youngest Internet entrepreneurs has hit the jackpot after selling his top-selling mobile application Summly to search giant Yahoo.
Seventeen-year-old Nick d'Aloisio, who dreamed up the idea for the content-shortening program when he was studying for his exams, said he was surprised by the deal. As with its other recent acquisitions, Yahoo didn't disclose how much it is paying for Summly, although British newspapers suggested the deal's value at several million dollars.
"I would have never imagined being in this position so suddenly," he wrote on his website, before thanking his family, his school — and his venture capitalist backer Li Ka-Shing — for supporting him.
Summly works by condensing content so readers can scroll through more information more quickly — useful for the small screens of smartphones.
D'Aloisio said he was the majority owner of Summly and would now invest the money from the sale, though his age imposes legal limits for now on his access to it.
"I'm happy with that and working with my parents to go through that whole process," he said.
D'Aloisio, who lives in the prosperous London suburb of Wimbledon, highlights the support of family and school, which gave him time off, but also, critically, the ideas that came with enthusiastic financial backers.
He had first dreamt up the mobile software while revising for a history exam two years ago, going on to create a prototype of the app that distils news stories into chunks of text readable on small smartphone screens.
He was inspired, he said, by the frustrating experience of trawling through Google searches and separate websites to find information when revising for the test.
D'Aloisio taught himself to code at age 12 after Apple's App Store was launched, creating several apps including Facemood, a service which analysed sentiment to determine the moods of Facebook users, and music discovery service SongStumblr.
He has started A-levels - English final school exams - in maths, physics and philosophy, and plans to continue his studies while also working at Yahoo's offices in London. He aims to go to university to study humanities.
Although he has created an app worth millions, D'Aloisio says he is not a stereotyped computer geek.
"I like playing sport," he said. "I'm a bit of a design enthusiast, and like spending time with my girlfriend and mates."
The deal announced Monday is Yahoo's fifth small acquisition in the past five months. All of them have been part of CEO Marissa Mayer's effort to attract more engineers with expertise in building services for smartphones and tablet computers, an increasingly important area of technology that she believes the Internet company had been neglecting.
D'Aloisio is younger than Yahoo, which was incorporated in March 1995.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Education: Itec Audio Studios

I learned everything I know about audio production from this school and it is hands down the best school in NJ for audio technology. ~alx.O

Itec Audio Studios is the best Audio Production School in the state of New Jersey, providing affordable courses in Pro Tools, Logic Studio, Mixing and Mastering and Celemony Melodyne. Come out and schedule a free consultation and make your dreams come true

New Music: Limp Bizkit x Lil Wayne “Ready To Go”

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It's been a minute since we heard anything from Limp Bizkit but hey it's pretty dope. And now signed to Cash Money, I'm really curious to hear how the rest of the album is gonna sound like and if the new label inspired any changes in their iconic sound. I mean If it's anything like this track than it's safe to say Limp Bizkit is still Limp Bizkit, but we'll have to wait and see. ~alx.O

Limp Bizkit-'s new album is titled "Stampede Of The Disco Elephants" 

50 Cent - We Up ft. Kendrick Lamar

Personally, I think Kendrick's verse was better than 50's but overall I really enjoyed the song and the visuals. I think 50's still doing his thang to stay relevant, but undoubtably Kendrick is the force behind this record as well as one of the stronger forces in hiphop at the moment. Can't hate it, it is what is. ~alx.O

Music video by 50 Cent performing We Up. (C) 2013 Shady Records/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records

Saturday, March 23, 2013

TREP$- empowering kids through entrepreneurship

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As an entrepreneur myself, as soon as I found out about this program I knew instantly that I had to support this. In my opinion, teaching young children how to run a business is as essential as any other school subject in their curriculum. Because if the goal is to prepare these young minds for the real world and prepare them to succeed in it, then entrepreneurialism is definitely a defining factor. This is a such great cause and I humbly ask that you consider supporting it as well. ~alx.O  

TREP$ (short for enTREPreneurS), is an after-school program in which children in grades 4-8 are taught everything they need to know to start their own businesses in about 6 weeks. The program ends with a large scale flea-market style event called The TREP$ Marketplace, giving the new entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch their businesses, selling real products to real customers for real money! Talk about a motivating experience.

Winner of NJPTA'S Champion for Children Award, TREP$ is helping many schools in New Jersey and New York teach important skills while engaging and motivating the children.

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Where I'm From: JAY Z Barclays Center Documentary

I really enjoyed this documentary, again it really showcases how smart this man really is. ~alx.O

In this short documentary, JAY Z's Life+Times takes an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the creation of JAY Z's Barclays Center opening concerts. Includes never before seen footage of JAY Z's rehearsals and live performance as well as the now infamous meeting between JAY Z and a stranger (Ellen Grossman) on a New York City subway train. 

JAY Z - "Evolution Of My Style"

Definitely one of my greater influences in music. I read this book on JayZ titled "Empire State of Mind" written by Zack O'Malley Greenburg and it really gave me a deep understanding of how far ahead of his time this man really is. Definitely a good read. ~alx.O

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Beyonce's Back - The Truth with Elliott Wilson

Beyonce is back with a whole new sound. Elliott gives you his opinion of Mrs. Carter's new track "Bow Down/I Been On", on today's episode of The Truth.

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Jadakiss On New "Top 5, Dead Or Alive" LP- The Round Up With Shaheem Reid

Jadakiss gets quizzed on his top 5 favorite Jordans, hip-hop beats and television shows in honor of his new album "Top 5 Dead or Alive".

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I'm really feeling this track. I feel like its good mix of golden era tones with some new era ideologies. I'm looking forward to hearing more from this guy. What do you think? ~alx.O

Mobb Deep Talk Feud & Reunion

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Last year, there were a lot of back-and-forth‘s between Prodigy and Havoc. But now, the duo have reconciled for their upcoming 20th anniversary tour. Today, they visited MTV to explain their fallout and truce.
“Mobb Deep is like brothers, and brothers, we go through things,” Havoc said in an exclusive interview. “At the end of the day, the music is the most important thing and our love for each other it’s only right we’re gonna get right back to work,” Prodigy chimed in.
“The tweets definitely happened and I take my part in that,” Hav told us, with Prodigy seated beside him to his left. “When family goes through things it’s like, they shouldn’t be handled in the streets. I definitely take responsibility for that.”
“Me and Hav got a different type of relationship man. We been through a lot of stuff growing up, just personal stuff,” Prodigy said. “When you dealing with somebody for that long every day, you’re gonna have your little squabbles or whatever, it’s nothing.”

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kendrick Lamar's first reaction to hearing JayZ's verse on "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" remix

While in NYC, TDE heads to a late night studio session for ScHoolboy Q's upcoming album 'OxyMoron' where TDE CEO 'TopDawg' happens to surprise Kendrick with a verse from Jay-Z on the official "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" remix. Cameras were on hand to capture his reaction to the first listen.

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The Graphene Revolution: New material that could change the world and change how we use electronics in our daily lives

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Thinner than paper, stronger than diamond, more conductive than copper.

Ace Hood - Bugatti (Explicit) ft. Future, Rick Ross

This song is so dope!!! This new banga from the homey Ace Hood is definitely a quick reminder as to why he's one of the dope ones in the game. DO NOT sleep on the homey. ~alx.O

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The CIA Is About To Sign A Game-Changing $600 Million Deal With Amazon: By Julie Bort for Business Insider

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Amazon C.E.O. Jeff Bezos

The CIA is on the verge of signing a cloud computing contract with Amazon, worth up to $600 million over 10 years, reports Frank Konkel at Federal Computer Week.
If the details about this deal are true, it could be a game-changer for the enterprise cloud market.
That's because Amazon Web Services will help the CIA build a "private cloud" filled with technologies like big data, reports Konkel, citing unnamed sources.
The CIA is pretty closed-lipped about its business, as spies are apt to be. This is no exception. It won't confirm the deal or comment on it, so details are sketchy. But the contract is expected to be for a "private" cloud, which is not what AWS is known for.
AWS is the largest "public" cloud provider. In general, the term "private cloud" means using cloud computing technologies in a company's own data center. Public clouds are in hosted facilities, where the hardware is shared with many users. Sharing the hardware saves money.
Amazon hasn't been very interested private clouds. Years ago, it even argued against them. If companies want private clouds based on Amazon's tech, they often go to startups like Eucalyptus Systems.
Amazon's approach has been its "Virtual Private Cloud." This still uses hardware hosted by Amazon, but adds extra security to make it behave more like a private datacenter.
If Amazon were really to enter the private cloud business, this could be a big threat to VMware and Citrix, the two biggest players in this market. (Also to HP, IBM, Cisco, and other hardware vendors pushing private clouds.)
Whether Amazon has had a massive change of heart about private clouds or not, gaining the CIA as a customer is a major coup. Competitors like IBM, HP, and Rackspace say their clouds are more reliable and far more secure than Amazon's.
Looks like the CIA disagrees.
We reached out to Amazon for comment but have not yet heard back.

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FASHION: "Flat Fitty" fitted caps

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In a world where competition is fierce, these guys do a great job of staying original and rising above the bar. They took the fitted game to another level, definitely a must for anyone who wants to keep their fitted cap game up. But hey don't take my word for it, check it out for yourselves. ~alx.O

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Vanessa Hudgens' Booty Poppin' Dance - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Vanessa Hudgens shows Jay how she danced at Madonna's Oscar party.

When it comes to girls who came out of the womb that is Disney, Vanessa Hudgens is definitely on my "I'd Love To Break You Off" list. And not for no real reason, just because. ~alx.O

NEW MUSIC: CyHi The Prynce - All Night

In my opinion, Cyhi The Prince is definitely dope but underrated. I wanna change that underrated shit, this dude deserves his due. ~alx.O

NEW ARTIST/NEW MUSIC: QB Entertainment has entered the building

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Look out for QB Entertainment, I think these guys do a great job of getting that energy up, definitely Turnt Up!!! There new track "Baller Anthem" had my head banging a few days. I'm really interested in seeing more from them in the future. Below is there bio and of course the "Baller Anthem" video. Enjoy, share, and let me know what you think. ~alx.O

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BIO: QB Entertainment

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. QB Entertainment is a group of young talent hip hop artists, whose names are Geraldo known as G-wezzy, Jarrel known as Young Infamous, Dinny known as Drizzle and William known as Murda Millz. These young men rap about life, struggles, dreams, and their environment. G-wezzy, Infamous, Drizzle and Murda Millz were born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. During their childhood they young men grow a bond and became very close to one another; however, they were separated after their high school years. These young men reunited a year later in Philadelphia, PA, where their lyrical chemistry came together.
QB Entertainment believes “A goal without a plan is just a wish!” Due to the philosophy, they have chosen to live by it resulted in their CD titled “WE ON THE RISE” which was released in March, 2011. This album released was followed by a prestigious party held at the 40/40 night club in Manhattan New York. After the success of their first released CD; QB Entertainment shot their first music video title “TAKE IT TO THE TOP” the first hit single from their CD “WE ON THE RISE”. In February 2012, QB Entertainment had begun to work on their second album titled “WE CHASING THE DREAM NOT THE COMPETITION” this album was released in December 2012.
QB believes Success is not the key to happiness but “Happiness is the key to success!” These talented men love what they do as creative lyrical artists. The men of QB have the confidence that they will success in anything their minds are set on. QB Entertainment is comprised of young entrepreneurs who have started a clothing line. These strong minded men strongly believe in giving back to their communities. The members of QB Entertainment understand that in order to achieve anything in life requires faith, inner strength, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. “Independent & Motivated” are two positive powerful words that define these young men. QB Entertainment acknowledges that all things are possible with God for as he is in control. G-Wezzy, Infamous, Drizzle and Murda Millz/QB Entertainment are going to move forward without turning back.

Wale Ft. Tiara Thomas -Bad (Official Video)

I'm really feeling this track. ~alx.O

© 2013 WMG. Watch Wale's OFFICIAL VIDEO to "Bad" featuring Tiara Thomas. Wale's new album "The Gifted" in stores June 25th!

Wyclef Jean Freestyles At SXSW Rhyme & Reason Showcase

He said "Nigga say I'm all about peace, why carry a piece/ Cuz I be damned if you shoot me with the same gun you killed Kennedy." No doubt about it, Wyclef Killed it. ~alx.O -- Wyclef Jean took to the Muve Music x The Source SXSW showcase to freestyle for an intimate crowd of 300. His flow starts off a little slow and disjointed, but by the end, without out a doubt, you know he's still got it.

My Motivation: A Letter From Tyler Perry to his fans

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A couple of days ago a storm came through here that was crazy. I’ve never seen that much hail and rain. It reminded me of when I was living in my old house. Every time there was a bad storm I had to go through some major things to get the lights back on in the house. One time there was a storm so bad that lightning hit the house and all the power went out. I looked across the street and my neighbor had power, so I knew the problem was just in my house.

Stay with me, I’m going somewhere here…

I knew I had to get to the circuit breaker to fix what was going on. Now, in my old house, the breaker box was in the attic, and in order to get to it I had to climb a ladder, go up a flight of stairs and then climb over an air conditioning unit, all the while trying to not step through the ceiling joist or I would go straight through the sheet rock. And imagine trying to do all of this in the dark. But I had to do it if I wanted lights on in my house.

I got to the breaker box and started turning the breakers back on. For those of you who are not up on your DIY (do it yourself, LOL), the circuit breakers protect the house from further damage by turning themselves off if they get too much power or pull too much power to them.

As I was thinking about this yesterday I started thinking about us as people, as souls... me, you and any other human on this planet. What is common about us all is that we all, at one time or another, will go through or have been through a storm, and sometimes the storms are so bad that they turn off circuit breakers in our lives. We can look at others who have gone through the same storm and they are fine, like my neighbor across the street. They had power, but I was in the dark. Same storm, but it affected me differently. Many people can have the same experience and get over it but it affects each of us differently. Never let someone tell you to just get over it because they did. It’s not that simple.

When circuit breakers shut down in our lives they usually turn off to protect us from trauma, but just because they turn off doesn’t mean that they are supposed to stay off. A lot of times we leave them off because we don’t want to do all that is necessary to reach the breaker box to turn them back on. So what happens? We begin to live a life that is not as bright and fulfilling as it was originally designed to be. You just stay in the dark because it’s easier to not go through what you need to go through for healing. Trust me, I’ve been there, lived there for a while until I realized that I wanted all the lights on in my soul. I had to get these breakers back on.

Why am I saying this to you? Well I know that God designed all of us to live the fullest life that we can, to live in the light, love and joy. It is my hope and prayer today that you will start to do the work to turn on some of the breakers that may have been turned off in your life by difficult moments. What do I mean by that? If you have a dream and you stopped dreaming because it got too hard, that’s a breaker that went off. Turn it back on. If you decided that you wouldn’t love anyone else because you’ve been hurt, that’s a breaker that’s been turned off. Turn it back on. If you have decided to give up on life because nothing seems to go right, that’s a breaker that went off. Turn it back on. If you have given up on your kids because they won’t do the right thing, that’s a breaker that went off. Turn it back on.

You see what I mean? Go through your life and look at all the people who have hurt you. Look at all the situations that have left you in the dark. Turn those breakers back on. Live in a full house. One of my favorite scriptures says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven.” Light up your soul!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NEW MUSIC: J. Cole - Power Trip (Lyric) ft. Miguel

This beat is so dope and the song is even better, I can't wait for this guy to drop that sophomore album. Born Sinner's looking like it's gonna be a dope one. ~alx.O

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Music video by J. Cole featuring Miguel performing Power Trip. (C) 2013 Roc Nation LLC

Miguel - Candles in the Sun

'Kaleidoscope Dream' Available Now:

Music video by Miguel performing Candles In The Sun. (C) 2013 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

NEW MUSIC: Kat Dahlia - Gangsta

Music video by Kat Dahlia performing Gangsta. (C) 2013 Vested in Culture, a division of Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment


Album: "Love And Other Drugs"
Label: Maybach Music Group / Atlantic Records

Justin Timberlake - Mirrors (Official Video)

One of my favorite tracks off "The 20/20 Experience", enjoy. ~alx.O

Sunday, March 17, 2013

New Music: BeyoncĂ© “Bow Down / I Been On”

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“I took some time to live my life, but don’t think I’m just his lil’ wife.”~Beyonce

Beyonce’s got a new attitude. With Hit-Boy on the boards, King Bey lets it be known that her crown isn’t for the taking. At the 1:30 mark, she takes it back to the H-Town with Polow Da Don, Timbaland, Sonny Digital and Planet VI on the beat.

Near the close of the song, Bey says she made a cameo in a Willie D video. It’s unclear as to which one, but she did appear in a Geto Boys clip back in ’98.

Myspace Secret Show @ SXSW: Justin Timberlake "Pusher Love Girl"

JT partook in the SXSW festivities last night at his secret MySpace show. Up top, he performs “Pusher Love Girl”. In other news, ?uestlove spilled the beans that we may get The 20/20 Experience 2 in November. The 20/20 Experience drops Tuesday.

Sally Mae Mafia [College Loan Parody]

Aww man, I connected with this on SO MANY LEVELS!!! It's crazy but it definitely feel like that sometimes. I dedicate this one to all my fellow Sally Mae Debt owers, we gon get out that hole one day. Hopefully sooner than later, fo'reals. ~alx.O

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake History of Rap Pt 4

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon: History Of Rap Pt. 3

Jimmy Fallon Justin Timberlake History Of Rap Part 2

Jimmy Fallon Justin Timberlake History Of Rap... by PayeTaChatte

Jimmy Fallon Ft Justin Timberlake- History of Rap Pt 1

Sorry for the video quality it's the only one I could find, but stay tuned I'm posting all for 4 parts for you enjoyment. b^_^d This is so dope. ~alx.O

0:00 - 0:27 The Sugarhill Gang - Rappers Delight. 0:27 - 0:37 Run DMC - Peter Piper 0:37 - 0:47; Beastie Boys - Paul Revere 0:47 - 1:01; Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance1:01 - 1:11; Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre - Ain't nuthin' but a G thang. 1:14 - 1:25; 2Pac - Calafornia Love 1:15 - 1:38; The Roots - The Seed(2.0) 1:38 - 1:44; Eminem - The Real Slim Shady 1:44 - 1:53; Missy Elliot - Work It 1:53 - Fuck Soulja Boy 2:04 - 2:18; TI ft. Rihanna - Live your life 2:18 - 2:34; Kanye West - Gold Digger