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today In Hip Hop heritage: Outkast Drops Their Sophomore Album ‘ATLiens’ 22 Years ago

On this date in 1996, big Boi and Andre 3000 got here collectively to free up their 2nd album ATLiens on R&B icons' LA Reid and Babyface's LaFace statistics. On this album, the Southern playalistic duo expands their field matter from simply their city testimonies from the hood to explorations of extraterrestrial life on Planet Earth. Outkast's most recognizable element of their creativity is their hooks, which is just about a trademark for the total prepared Noize family unit, but in fact took root as massive Boi and Andre 3 Stacks signature sound on this album, with songs like "ATLiens" and "Elevators(Me and you)" spearheading the success of this album. The business success of the album become proof of the duo's capability to relay their morphing sounds to their listeners, with the ATLiens task promoting 1000000 copies in three months and achieving double platinum in below seven years. Shout out to Andree 3000, massive Boi and the rest of the …

HBO is out of the adult entertainment business

"It really is a vestige of a previous era," said Jones, co-author of "The Essential HBO Reader." "Especially the more soft-core stuff that gave HBO its mantle of 'It's not TV, it's HBO.' You weren't finding those shows unless you subscribed to the Playboy Channel, and most people did not want their wives to know that they watched that stuff."

Mets minority owner Anthony Scaramucci doesn't like business as usual

"We want Bryce! We want Bryce!" A lone, loud voice tried to start this chant at Citi Field on Saturday afternoon during Bryce Harper's first at-bat in the Mets' 3-0 win over the Nationals. No one joined in. Savvy Mets fans know their team — which happens to play in the largest market in baseball — is unlikely to be a bidder this offseason for Harper, the 25-year-old free-agent-to-be. Nor are the Mets likely to make a play for Manny Machado, the 26-year-old shortstop / third baseman for the Dodgers. Met fans know this. But many don't accept it. One such person is Port Washington native Anthony Scaramucci, who is not only a diehard Mets fan, but is also a minority owner of the club. You may remember "The Mooch" for his extremely brief stint as President Trump's communications director last July. That job lasted about 10 days before Scaramucci was fired for making inflammatory comments. But this has nothing to do with politics. This has everything to …

NBC leisure President Bob Greenblatt Remembers Craig Zadan

On August 21, the enjoyment trade misplaced one in every of its brightest producers Craig Zadan. His passing changed into introduced in a press release from Bob Greenblatt who noted: "it's with profound unhappiness that i'm announcing the passing of my dear pal and colleague Craig Zadan, who died of complications following shoulder substitute surgical procedure. On behalf of his existence accomplice, Elwood Hopkins, and his producing associate, Neil Meron, we are stunned that the man behind so many stunning film, theatre, and television productions - several of them joyous musicals - changed into taken away so suddenly. Craig's distinct career as a passionate and consummate producer is eclipsed most effective by way of his specific love for the lots of actors, administrators, writers, musicians, designers, and technicians he worked with over the years. His absence can be felt in our hearts and during our company." today Greenblatt posted a guest column for The H…

This ‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneur turned her skin-care scare into a business plan

Anyone who has ever experienced the effects of a sunburn knows that diligently applying sunscreen doesn't always do the trick. And there are staggering statistics to prove it. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. When Sarah Buxton, founder of Tutublue, was diagnosed with melanoma, her doctor advised her to stay out of the sun. Unable to imagine a life without swimming, surfing, boating, or anything in the water, a spark for a sun protective activewear brand was born. "I was determined to design a suit that I felt comfortable in that would protect me from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays," said Buxton. "I started out just making it for myself and I found there was a huge need for such a suit and brand." If you're guilty of missing a few spots here and there, Tutublue's activewear might just be the solution you've been waiting for. From long suits to leggings, the brand's selec…

'This is new territory for everyone': Tech giants Amazon and YouTube have an opportunity to upend the regional sports TV business

Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Google's Larry Page might be in the bidding for regional sports. AP Twenty-two regional sports networks are expected to come up for sale soon, and the very companies leading the cord-cutting revolution could end up bidding for these linear-television networks. It's all part of Disney's deal to buy assets from 21st Century Fox. The US Department of Justice approved Disney's proposed purchase with one big condition: that Disney sell the regional sports networks that Fox owns to avoid anticompetitive conflicts, given its majority ownership of ESPN. The size of the RSNs coming to market has attracted broad interest from buyers. Fox has 22 networks and analysts have predicted they could draw as much as $20 billion in value. While traditional broadcasters like Sinclair are among the parties interested in purchasing the RSNs, Amazon and Youtube have also expressed interest, according to Bloomberg. These two tech companies are seemingly unlikely pl…

Mariah Introduces a brand new Sexier seem to be: August 26 Hip-Hop history

latest hip-hop historical past is motion packed with hot new single and album releases. Solange publicizes her independence, whereas Mariah Carey brings a distinct trend, and a horny video and Petey Pablo put his state on the map. 1946: Valerie Simpson is Born. today in background, we have fun the birthday of singer and songwriter, and one half of the dynamic duo Ashford & Simpson, Valerie Simpson. Simpson, together with her husband Nickolas Ashford co-wrote a lot of soul hits before beginning their a success performing career in the early 1970s. They wrote for fellow singers like Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Tammi Terrell, growing Motown hits like, "Ain't No Mountain high sufficient." four days before Simpson's birthday, her husband and writing accomplice died from throat melanoma on the age of 70. presently after his dying, SFGate spoke with Simpson at her new york home. "it be only 1 step at a time," she referred to. "there's no getting ar…

HP's Omen Mindframe and Omen Obelisk carry special aspects to workstation gaming

HP used Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, to unveil two abnormal items of gaming hardware on Monday. The Omen Mindframe gaming headset presents a primary: in-ear cooling for sweaty noggins. The Omen Obelisk laptop PCs present a primary amongst big laptop carriers: tempered glass. we are going to let you know why each are particular. HP Omen Mindframe: literally cool The Omen Mindframe gaming headset, unveiled in may additionally, is the first to combine Peltier or thermal electric powered cooling (TEC) in to a headset. The huge idea is the TEC's lowered temps will prevent your ears from getting sweaty. Even the fabric on the headset cups is designed to be extra-relaxed. HP eventually unveiled the fee: The Omen Mindframe will sell for $200. whereas it is now not as costly as the higher conclusion of the spectrum, similar to $329 for the SteelSeries Arctis seasoned wireless, or not it's a much cry from our favourite pick: the HyperX Cloud Alpha.

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PepsiCo’s $3.2 billion deal for a company in the . . . bubble-making business

Columnist August 24 at 12:07 PM There's a huge debate these days about whether the U.S. stock market is in a bubble. So let me resolve the question by telling you that I've found a definite market bubble. No, I'm not talking about the fact that U.S. stocks are now officially in their longest bull market ever. Or that broad market indexes such as the S&P 500 and the Wilshire 5000 are at, or near, record levels. No, I'm talking about one particular deal: PepsiCo paying an astounding $3.2 billion for a company that's in the bubble-making business. The company, of course, is SodaStream, which has been flying high — or, if you prefer, bubbling up — because of the growing worldwide market for carbonated water: I've been using SodaStream to make seltzer for years because changing carbon dioxide cartridges every once in a while is more convenient, less environmentally damaging and — above all — considerably cheaper than buying plastic bottles of seltzer and …

What MGM Springfield offers for leisure

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - From a bowling alley to a movie theater, MGM Springfield has whatever for each person when it comes to amusement.  Tens of lots of people had been at MGM Springfield for opening day enjoying all the leisure that MGM Springfield has to offer.  MGM Springfield has the tap sports bar that includes an arcade, mini basketball court, 50 huge reveal tv's, as well as a 10-lane bowling alley.  As for song, MGM Springfield will hold standard are living musical performances. The Dropkick Murphy's will function at eight p.m. Saturday nighttime, however MGM Springfield mentioned this live performance is already bought out.  MGM Springfield additionally has a Regal Cinemas but they pointed out they may not have it open until the autumn.

'The Hip Hop Nutcracker' returning to the Fox Theatre

"The Hip Hop Nutcracker," a recent twist on the Tchaikovsky classic, returns to the Fox Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 30. The creation points a dozen dancers, on-stage DJ, and electric violinist, with transitional and incidental tune remixed and reimagined. Tickets are $25-$65 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at metrotix.com, 314-534-1111 and at the box office. The display is produced by means of the new Jersey Performing Arts middle. The construction is directed and choreographed through Jennifer Weber. traditional rapper Kurtis Blow, who opens the event in most cities, says "We've got one of the top-rated dancers on earth performing in a demonstrate this is being reimagined in a very astonishing manner. The creative group has became this ancient basic into a brand new traditional, and audiences love this new adaptation all over the place we go." Go! Sneak Peek from St. Louis put up-Dispatch Go! magazine's go-to e-book for the weekend's finest amusement in…

massive information For 'Love & Hip Hop' famous person Yandy Smith

massive congratulations are to ensure that Yandy Smith. The reality star/entrepreneur has officially authorized the function of becoming a foster mom and she's shared the information her followers, on-line. The Love & Hip Hop alum currently shared the details in an emotional Instagram submit displaying she and her new skills foster daughter, Infinity Gilyard, leaving household court in long island city. in the caption, Smith defined that their relationship began three years in the past after she spoke at Gilyard's faculty. Their bond continued to flourish after she authorized the role as her mentor as part of the EGL P.U.D. (partners Uplifting our Daughters) non-income organization. The clip shows both walking out of the courthouse with Gilyard's fingers wrapped around Smith as she defined, "The decide approved of everything." "So, Infinity can come again to my condo," she added. "They noted we are able to beginning the processs for me becomin…

How Joe Budden became the Howard Stern of Hip-Hop

This wasn't how Joe Budden planned on fitting noted. actually, he didn't plan plenty of the rest. Now he's in the charts, however now not for his track. in its place, as of Aug. 21, Joe Budden has the No. 1 podcast within the iTunes track podcast chart — four slots forward of the NPR general-bearer "All Songs considered." The Joe Budden Podcast With Rory and Mal is produced in a chum's residence in Queens. Mr. Budden had a quick style of mainstream success as a rapper with a top 40 hit in 2003 earlier than his career stalled. Now he has develop into a kind of volatile elder statesman of hip-hop, preserving forth on his podcast, social media and YouTube earlier than an viewers of thousands and thousands. His soliloquies and tirades, even if a cautious examination of a rap diss or a nuanced protection of XXXTentacion, the controversial young rapper who changed into murdered earlier this year, lend him a credibility he never quite had as an artist. Mr. Budde…

Mario Creator Shigeru Miyamoto dedicated to "continue Pushing" Into cell Gaming

The legendary video video game developer had some candid words for the online game business whereas talking on the computing device leisure builders conference this week in Yokohama, Japan. Iconic video online game creator Shigeru Miyamoto had some candid phrases for the game trade while talking on the desktop amusement developers conference this week in Yokohama, Japan. Miyamoto, who created such legendary characters as Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong, spoke to the present hot button issues affecting the gaming panorama these days: free-to-play and microtransactions.  "We're fortunate to have such a large market, so our pondering is, if we will carry games at budget friendly expenses to as many individuals as possible, we are able to see huge earnings," Miyamoto referred to.  Miyamoto's comments come the equal week that the NPD group announced that the Nintendo switch topped sales charts for the month of July. 5 of the 10 top of the line-selling titles for the month w…

Jim Jones offers a Glimpse of His Harlem: August 23 in Hip-Hop historical past

modern-day hip-hop heritage comprises the birthday of a man who isn't scared, the unlock of some traditional underground albums, and Jim Jones' takes us to Harlem. 1971: Bone Crusher is Born.  On this present day we rejoice the start of Wayne Hardnett Jr., aka Bone Crusher. The Atlanta-primarily based rapper is optimal wide-spread for his excellent forty hit single "by no means Scared," all started in the online game in the late '80s as a DJ. He then joined the neighborhood Lyrical Giants, earlier than writing hooks for geared up Noize, Too $hort, Lil Jon and the YoungbloodZ. After a couple of failed listing deals, together with one with the eco-friendly-Eyed Bandit, Erick Sermon, Bone Crusher landed a solo cope with Jermaine Dupri's So So Def statistics. "In 2002 i stopped up recording the 'by no means Scared' record. I noticed JD in the membership, I had already had the record go public however he became out of city, so he didn't recognize…

Richard Scott Wallace - California Crazy #Flyah Submission

With the release of the full length Stab in the Dark album, Richard Scott Wallace combines the best parts of some classic genres to breed a sound all his own.  Lush with addicting progressions, soulful vocal approach, and plenty of pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative rock anthems. The first single, “California Crazy”, pulls you in with its light hearted but honest lyrics, followed by its bopping rhythm and pop rock choruses. Most important is the songs ability to build and breathe as it plays on. “California Crazy is just as it sounds. It’s a whole new level of crazy really. It’s about living the dream; something we’ve all thought about at one time or another. ” explains the songwriter of his single. Although the single does speak volumes for the album, to get a real understanding for where Wallace is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety. The record is a diverse body of works with everything from emotional piano ballads, to hard rock tracks with dest…

Cheri Janae - Rewind #Flyah Submission

Cheri Janae is a singer and songwriter from Illinois. Her first public performance was at the age four but no one knew there would be a strong desire to pursue music because she was shy even though people continued to ask her to perform with dance groups at local talent shows and act in plays. But when she earned a music and theater scholarship to attend one of Chicago’s top private universities from her classical vocal performance of Mozart and Gershwin, things began to change. Cheri Janae began singing at open mic nights, hair and beauty shows, and sporting events- which led to such opportunities as a commercial jingle and voice-over, print ad and commercial, a Chicago triple-threat finalist for NBC show Fame, mini-stage production of Spike Lee’s film School Daze, a co-starring role in a TV pilot demo produced by Mike Merrill for That Common Production, and a Sony BMG music showcase at Excalibur Nightclub in Chicago. And eventually, Cheri Janae would begin to write and co-produce he…