Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Hello I am an up and coming model, I am a boss over my whole life, Im very business oriented and professional. I have five lovely children, and Im in college to attain my Masters Degree in science, yes Brains and Beauty. I am a print model,who is also interested in doing Videos, as become a actress. I am also a author writing my own book of my life. Anything further u want to kno jus ask.
My first mag,and I got the cover!
Name: Shawnie Stokes
Modeling Name: Populaar
Hair color: Black
Hair length: shoulder
Eye color: Brown
Ethnicity: Black Cuban Cherokee and British
Skin color: Caramel
Modeling Name: Populaar
Hair color: Black
Hair length: shoulder
Eye color: Brown
Ethnicity: Black Cuban Cherokee and British
Skin color: Caramel
The FADER’s editor-in-chief Matthew Schnipper questioned yesterday where the irresistible Neptunes have been for the past few years, pointing to an endless list of collaborations that never surfaced as well as the “semi-tepid” and “maybe decent” records that have. ”Maybe their hearts aren’t in it, maybe the depths of soft synths have been wholly mined. Whatever it is, the last year or two have not been solid ones for the once dominant and ubiquitous duo,” he concludes.
He then offers the recently released “Like the Way” by N.O.R.E. and “Raid” by Pusha T as glimmers of hope for the Tunes’ resurgence in the near future. But “Like the Way” is no stray from the era of rattly, vaguely exotic conga riffs that started with Twista’s “Give It Up” back in 2007. And 2007 is coincidentally the year when the beat for “Raid” was made–so what’s really raising Schnipper’s expectations?
Ah, “Odd Future, Lil B and Lex Luger” of course! The “very young folks doing very exciting, new things in rap.” It’s difficult these days to mention these guys, undoubtedly the most exciting thing in hip-hop in recent memory, without reminiscing on Pharrell and Chad’s good old days. Tyler, the Creator blatantly mimics their spacey chords and synths without flinching. But accusations of beat biting are rare these days as pop-rap beats have become more and more indiscernible in correlation with the death of the superproducer. Take Lil Wayne’s new single “John“: produced by Polow da Don: it is essentially a shameless ripoff of “I‘m Not a Star” by Rick Ross, which was produced by the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, who were just as shamelessly biting Lex Luger. (I still want an explanation.)
After the jump, an explanation. Plus, how the Neptunes can regain their glory.
The reason, of course, is the upsurge of the Internet’s power in suddenly rocketing artists to stardom, undermining the sensibility of a label dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars for a beat and forcing ex-superproducers like Polow into desperate attempts at relevance. Remember the rumored $2 million Neptunes/Nas collabo? No longer. Just look at Lil B’s method of crowd-sourcing instrumentals, or Tyler’s strictly in-house regimen. Approximately one in four artists on a label’s roster have been signed in the past year, and labels are now required to spend much more on the cliché 360-degree “international marketing ‘war machine,’” according to a new report. Hits are outsourced. Budget cuts are hard for music producers. And the Internet is the best barometer for buzz.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a die hard Neptunes fan. But Matthew Schnipper is wrong. Pharrell and Chad’s breed of allure is dying out, and the type of longevity they enjoyed seems less and less likely for aspring producers today. The plus side is that music is leaning towards democracy, as an artist’s pull becomes more effective than his/her label’s push. Eco-friendly fibers aside, Pharrell’s best shot at a hit is a hit. Schnipper writes that “hopefully [Odd Future, etc.'s] new burst of energy can be bettered with the sageness of legends”–but it just might be the other way around.
A New York artist well known for capturing street culture and people in cool clothing — as seen through the lens of a documentarian who knows a thing or two about those topics — will be the subject of “Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer,” a new feature from the “Wild Style” director Charlie Ahearn that will have its premiere at this year’s BAMcinemaFest, the festival’s organizers said on Thursday. Mr. Ahearn’s new film chronicles Mr. Shabazz, the Brooklyn photographer whose work is collected in the book “Back in the Days,” with help from Fred Brathwaite, aka Fab 5 Freddy, and KRS-One, both rappers who have figured prominently in Mr. Ahearn’s previous work.The full BAMcinemaFest, which is presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek program, runs from June 16 through June 26, and is to open with Andrew Haigh’s “Weekend,” a film about a gay romance that unfolds over 48 hours. Other films on the bill include “Terri,” a comic feature starring John C. Reilly and directed by Azazel Jacobs; “Separado!”, directed by the Super Furry Animals frontman, Gruff Rhys, and Dylan Goch, and described as a hybrid documentary-costume drama about Mr. Rhys’s search for his flamenco-singing uncle; “Magic Trip,” from the prolific documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) about Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters; and “Last Days Here,” a documentary about Bobby Liebling and his heavy-metal band, Pentagram. The closing night film is “Tournée (On Tour),” directed by and starring Mathieu Amalric (of “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has recently weighed in on the possibility of reuniting with former associates Young Buck and Game, as well as reflected on the sacrifices 50 Cent made to maintain their brand.
"I think it's pretty much finished," Banks told Funkmaster Flex when asked about a possible reunion with the former G-Unit members. "Even as us the group, G-Unit, like you said, it's time to branch out and do your thing as a solo artist. When we came in the game, 50 [Cent] made a lot of sacrifices to build up as a group, as a brand. The group album came immediately following his album, which you don't see a lot. Usually an artist come, they pop, they sell ten million and they gonna come back and drop the sequel. You know what I'm saying? I tip my hat off to him for that and now it's time to pay back. Now it's time for me to go out there and add another reason why people love G-Unit. So I don't feel it's the time to drop a group album." (Full Throttle)Last month, 50 Cent talked about the amount of support he initially gave Young Buck and Game prior to their G-Unit departures.
"Let me explain something to you: If it was up to me there would be G-Unit South. Young Buck would be running that. I told him to run with that. When I did that, it was for him to present himself as a bigger artist to the Southern community. Game -- I wish nothing but the best for Game. As far as Black Wall Street is concerned, he did that prematurely. Then he turned around and told me to kiss his a**. If you can interpret that as me trying to keep them under my wing, that's just a f*cked-up interpretation." (VIBE)Earlier this year, Banks discussed Buck's publicized legal woes, including a federal indictmnet.
Banks carefully commented on Buck's situation, electing to take the high road which Buck certainly did not when he was booted from G-Unit in 2008 by 50 Cent. "[It's] unfortunate. I don't wish indictment or anything worse than that on anybody, "said Banks. He added, "Yeah, I have nothing negative to say about the situation [and] hopefully he makes it out that." If Lloyd gets into any trouble, he should be comforted by the news that his "So Forgetful" co-star has his back. "I gotta worry about Banks, "said the rapper in his gruff baritone. "Ain't nobody gonna be throwing bail towards my way," he added but not before Ryan Leslie chimed in. "I got you, homie," said the "Addiction" star. (RapFix)In mid-2010, Game said he was open to reunion talks with the Unit.
"It's a new day and it's really time to get money you know what I'm saying -- So all I'm saying is why not get out here wing it like Voltron and sh*t," Game said in an interview. "Bring it back full circle and make some motherf*ckin' money...I wasn't opposed to it...He got an ego. I got an ego. Ain't nobody apologizing. Ain't nobody saying that they was wrong, but you ain't gotta do that to make amends. You just gotta get together, do the sh*t, and you can do it for the sake of money. We don't gotta break no peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in half and do the sh*t. Come to an agreement as men, get the sh*t done like men." (Hip Hop DX)Game's run with G-Unit ended in 2005 while Young Buck was removed by 50 Cent in 2008 both due to internal problems.
Now, this is funny and sadly petty. Lil Scrappy has come back out and spread the word that his new girlfriend is none other than Buckeey (Shay Johnson) who once starred on Flavor Flav's Favor of Love. This is dangerously close to an epic fail. Here is Shay.
I guess he forgot about her sex tape.
"MOBILE CRACK HOUSE-DRIVE THRU COCAINE RING-CRACK PHONE ORDERS"
I got a reader that sent me a link to this from The Panche Report. You won't believe that there was an actual drug dealer that had a drive through and a drugs-on-wheels operation? Crazy! Read about it below.
In 2002, 19 Detroit-area residents have been charged in federal court with running a large-scale drugs-on-wheels operation on the west side of Detroit and three suburbs.
The gang, called the Joy Boys, took drug orders over the telephone and told customers to drive to residential side streets to wait for a delivery car to arrive at ever-changing locations, authorities said. A short time later, they said, gang members would pull up to deliver crack or powdered cocaine to buyers who were lined up in vehicles along the curb.
The gang allegedly sold $30,000 worth of drugs a day on the west side of Detroit, Redford Township, Dearborn and Allen Park, authorities said: "For approximately the past three years, the organization has essentially operated a mobile crack house, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week," Michael Yott, special agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said in a 33-page affidavit accompanying the criminal complaint. He said the gang's sophisticated tactics helped it elude authorities.
Eleven suspects, including the reputed ringleaders, made initial appearances in U.S. District Court in Detroit on cocaine possession and distribution charges, which carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine upon conviction. They were arrested Sunday.
The affidavit said the gang was run by Contrell (Trel) Smith, 22, of Redford Township; his brother Cornell (Rob) Smith, 24, of Dearborn; and Arvie (Clete) Quinn, 23, and Galvin (Bird) Bowden, 24, both of Detroit. The four men plus seven others were freed on $10,000 unsecured bonds.
Yott said the gang operated successfully because the conversations between buyers and delivery people were limited to a few seconds; the deals were done at ever-changing locations; the delivery vehicles carried only a limited supply of drugs, and buyers could purchase only limited quantities.
"It was a very sophisticated operation, and they ran the business in a way we hadn't seen before," said Valerie Goddard, special agent in charge of the Detroit ATF. "Once we figured out how they were doing it, we had to come up with novel means to deal with it."
The ATF headed up a 14-month investigation involving several law enforcement agencies.
Yott's affidavit said agents raided a Dearborn apartment in March where the gang allegedly packaged cocaine and recovered four firearms and a large amount of cocaine.
Yott said the gang then began packaging drugs in rooms at the Residence Inn on the Southfield Freeway service drive in Detroit, which was raided in July. But the gang continued operating, Yott said in the affidavit.
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Words from Romio No E.
The floor is yours Bun…
“Yesterday was May 1, 2011. For most people, it was just another day. In many countries, it represented International Workers Day, or Labour Day. Here in the city of Houston, this date carries extra significance. It was five years ago today that John “Big Hawk” Hawkins, a member of Houston’s Screwed Up Click, was murdered. His loss was felt by all in Houston’s hip-hop community, as he was well known and loved for his honesty, upbeat attitude and peaceful character. Tragically his own brother, Patrick “Fat Pat” Hawkins, a fellow member of the Screwed Up Click, was also murdered just a few years prior. To this day, Hawk’s killer has never been found. We are saddened by his passing, but we are encouraged by his memory. He is survived by his wife and two sons. I think I speak for all SUC fans, as well as your family and friends, when I say we miss you Hawk. R.I.P.” – Bun B