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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"good kid, m.A.A.d city" is in stores and on iTunes:

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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Music video by Ace Hood performing Bugatti. (C) 2013 Cash Money Records Inc. under exclusive license to Republic Records,

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!