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February 8, 2014

THE VOICE – EXCLUSIVE !!!!!!! MUST READ

The Last Time we spoke with this Artist LV The Voice just Released The Album and Single “The Last King” & “Broken Bottles” and invited us to his video shoot for the single. LV being an artist who unlike most is down to earth and very hard worker. Not knowing that he Directs and edits his videos and writes and engineering his whole album we had to see what was all the fuse about who he really is.

 

We go back to  the ending of 2013 where is release the album and took him 3 awards for “Artist of the Year” Video of the Year” (Broken Bottles) and The Humanitarian of 2013. This guy has been working his but off without the Notice of a few labels who have took the time to look but not push. You would think an artist that graduated with a Marketing degree and who had mastered is Brands would be an ideal pick from any Label looking to sign and not have to do mush or put much $$$ for him.

But we asked him when could we have you for an interview without even thinking to long he says ” I’ll Stop the Video shoot now and we can talk now if you want” when he said that I knew that this is the man that Hiphop would soon have to ref to when talking about great music., His album is well put together and made for everyone who likes all types of music. from Rap club songs like “Broken Bottles” which speaks about Drinking Responsible” and love songs and R&B songs for the ladies like ” Come With Me” & ” She Likes Mes” you talk to ask yourself why haven’t I heard of this guy.. Well lets take a look at this.. If you Google his name “LV The Voice” About 5,530,000 results (0.95 seconds)  But we don’t just look for artist like him. he has a page on MTV.com/Artist/lv-the-voice he has been putting his foot in the game for years. Diddy and Swiiz Beats once said ” That this guy doesn’t need a label I see a lil of me in him his drive and push for better makes him stand out” This is without saying that his Ink/Pin game is very above most of the music and artist you hear today . WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD A ARTIST NOT CURSE OR USE THE N WORD IN A SONG OR ALBUM.

 

So when you think of great artist think of LV The Voice .. People ask Why do I promote or speak of him.. Well Listen to his new Track ” I just Wanna” Where he is the last rapper to spit but make the most of out what is a wonderful track about waking up america and my people..

 

You can get this Music All Over From MTV, Google Play, BeastMusic, Amazon etc He re releasing the iTunes album soon for all your iTunes lovers

 

follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Iamlvthevoice

 

 

Talib Kweli References Chuck D Quote While Discussing Disdain For The Grammys

Talib Kweli says “Kanye West and Jay Z don’t have shit to do with” the Illuminati, speaks on Hip Hop and politics.

Seattle duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ recent win at the Grammys has resulted in many in the Hip Hop community voicing their thoughts on the pair’s various Grammy wins, specifically Best Rap Album. While some have let their criticism fall on that of the Grammy committee others have expressed anger at both Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, an anger Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli feels is misguided.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Grammy debacle was one of many topics discussed during Talib’s interview with Out Da Box Radio. Talib went on to state that given the Grammys history, those watching the annual awards ceremony should not have been surprised at the outcome. He also called attention to the fact that prior to the Grammys last month, Macklemore himself said that Kendrick Lamar is more deserving of a Best Rap Album Grammy.

“I agree with the statement that it’s kinda silly to have been shocked by this decision,” Talib said. “The Grammys [has] historically made the same type of decisions they made when they gave Macklemore that Grammy. It’s not a shock or surprise. I do think it’s misguided to direct your anger towards Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. I don’t think it’s their fault. I think they worked hard. I think they deserve all the accolades and praise that they worked hard to achieve for. And I think Macklemore himself has done a lot of things from making a record called ‘White Privilege’ years ago to putting out that Instagram message to Kendrick. Or to saying a week before the Grammys that he feels like Kendrick deserves a Grammy. I feel like there’s nothing more for that man to do. What’s he supposed to do?”

Talib went on to reference a quote from Public Enemy’s Chuck D as he further commented on his disdain for the Grammys.

“I’m still on my Chuck D,” he said. “Chuck D said 20 years ago ‘Who gives a fuck about a God damn Grammy.’ I’m still on that. I don’t give a fuck about the Grammys.”

The Brooklyn wordsmith later spoke on the issue of misinformation when it concerns rumors of celebrity involvement in the Illuminati, a secret society founded in the 1700’s.

“I think that misinformation can be far more dangerous than lack of information,” he said. “I’d far rather somebody not know shit than know a bunch of nonsense that they try convince me…Well, the things that people are worried about. You know, population control, one world governments, stuff like that. Lack of privacy. Those things are real, but Kanye West and Jay Z don’t have shit to do with it. It’s a ruling class that’s enacting [these things] on the people. And the people have to be willing to fight against the [ruling] class.”

Lastly, Talib addressed Bill de Blasio, the current mayor of New York City and politician’s connections with Hip Hop artists, a move he says was “slightly scary” given the history of New York City politicians.

“It made me feel like I was doing the right things. I’m definitely a fixture of Park Slope, Brooklyn,” he said. “Anybody that knows my history knows that’s where I come from. I was happy to see the homie Bill get elected. I definitely—he was reaching out to me during the campaign. I try really to stay away from endorsing politicians during the campaigns. Because I’m—for a lot of reasons. You get into bigger [issues]. But I was rooting for him. And I was like ‘Okay, I voted for him and I’m glad he got elected.’ I hadn’t been in the city in enough time to really chop it up, but yeah I’mma go up to Gracie Mansion as soon as I get back and go knock on the door…I’m not gonna front it’s slightly scary for me because I come from counterculture. I grew up in a New York City where we didn’t fuck with the mayor like that. You know what I’m saying? So, it’s like this is a different mentality for me as an adult. As someone who people are looking at as someone in the community who’s been there for a minute. I’m not just some young rapper dude from Brooklyn.”

Talib Kweli’s interview with Out Da Box Radio comes weeks after the rapper released his Gravitasalbum. Released on December 15, the project includes guest appearances from Rah Digga, Big K.R.I.T., Raekwon, and a handful of other artists.

 

 

EXCLUSIVE !!!!!!! NEWS LOVE & HIPHOP ATL

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The fighting on “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” has gotten so out of control … show honchos are now banning the stars of the show from partying while non-cast members are around … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the show tell us … it’s all about liability — producers think they’ll expose themselves to huge lawsuits if an innocent bystander gets hurt when a fight breaks out during filming of the show.

We’re told … producers held an emergency meeting … to discuss the massive brawl that broke out during Wednesday night’s taping at a restaurant — in which several cast members … and some non-cast members were injured.

Sources tell us … producers are worried about a massive lawsuit from innocent citizens who get caught in the crossfire of a brawl — so they’ve laid down the law … no more filming parties with normies.

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‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’ — Emergency Meeting After Brawl — Too Hood For Its Own Good

‘LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA’

Honchos Call Emergency Meeting After Brawl

SHOW IS TOO HOOD FOR ITS OWN GOOD

1968: Black athletes make silent protest

1968: Black athletes make silent protest
Peter Norman, Tommie Smith and John Carlos

Two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony.

The pair both wore black socks and no shoes and Smith wore a black scarf around his neck. They were demonstrating against continuing racial discrimination of black people in the United States.

As they left the podium at the end of the ceremony they were booed by many in the crowd.

‘Black America will understand’

At a press conference after the event Tommie Smith, who holds seven world records, said: “If I win I am an American, not a black American. But if I did something bad then they would say ‘a Negro’. We are black and we are proud of being black.

“Black America will understand what we did tonight.”

Smith said he had raised his right fist to represent black power in America, while Carlos raised his left fist to represent black unity. Together they formed an arch of unity and power.

He said the black scarf represented black pride and the black socks with no shoes stood for black poverty in racist America.

Within a couple of hours the actions of the two Americans were being condemned by the International Olympic Committee.

A spokesperson for the organisation said it was “a deliberate and violent breach of the fundamental principles of the Olympic spirit.”

It is widely expected the two will be expelled from the Olympic village and sent back to the US.

In September last year Tommie Smith, a student at San Jose State university in California, told reporters that black members of the American Olympic team were considering a total boycott of the 1968 games.

‘Dirty negro’

He said: “It is very discouraging to be in a team with white athletes. On the track you are Tommie Smith, the fastest man in the world, but once you are in the dressing rooms you are nothing more than a dirty Negro.”

The boycott had been the idea of professor of sociology at San Jose State university, and friend of Tommie Smith, Harry Edwards.

Professor Edwards set up the Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR) and appealed to all black American athletes to boycott the games to demonstrate to the world that the civil rights movement in the US had not gone far enough.

He told black Americans they should refuse “to be utilised as ‘performing animals’ in the games.”

Although the boycott never materialised the OPHR gained much support from black athletes around the world.

 

 

 

In Context
That evening, the silver medallist in the 200m event, Peter Norman of Australia, who was white, wore an OPHR badge in support of Smith and Carlos’ protest.But two days later the two athletes were suspended from their national team, expelled from the Olympic village and sent home to America.

Many felt they had violated the Olympic spirit by drawing politics into the games.

On their return both men were welcomed as heroes by the African-American community but others regarded them as trouble-makers. Both received death threats.

Thirty years after their protest, the two men, who went on to become high school athletics coaches, were honoured for their part in furthering the civil rights movement in America.

Black athletes could make history at Winter Olympics

United States long track speed skater Shani Davis glides around a turn as he practices in Adler Arena for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Jan. 31,  in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

United States long track speed skater Shani Davis glides around a turn as he practices in Adler Arena for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Jan. 31, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

 

(NNPA)–There are five African-American athletes to keep an eye on during the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi in Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

Speed skater Shani Davis, along with women’s bobsled members Lolo Jones, Lauryn Williams, Aja Evans and Jasmine Fenlator, are each in position to help make American history in the Winter Olympics.

Davis, 31, already made history by becoming the first Black male athlete to win a Winter Games Olympic individual sport medal when he won gold in the 1000-meter speed skating event at the 2006 Olympics at Turin. He won gold in the same event at the 2010 Winter Games at Vancouver, and could become the first American to ever win three straight Winter Games Olympic gold medals if he wins the 1000-meter again in Sochi.

Unlike Davis, though already seasoned Olympians, Jones and Williams will be performing in their first Winter Games, both as members of the USA women’s bobsled team. Jones, 31, is one of the most famous hurdlers for team USA, but switched to bobsled with hopes of earning her first ever Olympic medal. She had fell just short of winning a medal as a hurdler during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, finishing in 4th place in the 100-meter hurdlers.

In this Oct. 25, 2013, photo, Jazmine Fenlator, right, and Lolo Jones look up after coming to a stop after racing in the U.S. women's bobsled team Olympic trials in Park City, Utah.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

In this Oct. 25, 2013, photo, Jazmine Fenlator, right, and Lolo Jones look up after coming to a stop after racing in the U.S. women’s bobsled team Olympic trials in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

According to reports, Jones persuaded Williams to join her on the women’s bobsled team to help her chances at taking the gold at Sochi. Williams, 30, won a gold medal during the Summer Games in London with the women’s 4×100-meter relay team. If she wins a gold medal in the women’s bobsled event, she’ll become the first woman to ever win a gold medal in both the summer and winter Olympics.

Jamie Greubel, left, and Lauryn Williams of the United States celebrate on the podium after winning the two-women Bob World Cup race in Innsbruck, Austria, on Sunday, Jan. 19. 2014. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Jamie Greubel, left, and Lauryn Williams of the United States celebrate on the podium after winning the two-women Bob World Cup race in Innsbruck, Austria, on Sunday, Jan. 19. 2014. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

A win for Williams and Jones would also mean a gold medal for Evans and Fenlator, too. Evans, 25, who competed in the shot put and sprinting in college, is the brakeman for the team, and Fenlator, 28, will serve as the diver. All four women are looking to become the only African-American women to win a Winter Olympic medal besides Vonette Flowers, the first ever Black athlete to win a Winter Olympic medal when she won gold in the 2-man bobsled event in 2002 Olympics at Salt Lake City.

Black athletes in Sochi for Olympics

Shani Davis: Speed skating

About Davis: Davis began roller skating at age 2 in Chicago. He quickly became bored with roller skating, as he was always “getting in trouble for skating around the rink at high speeds.” At age 6 a coach suggested he switch to ice skating. Shortly thereafter, his mother started working for an attorney, whose son was involved in speed skating. These influences led him to switch, and he joined the Evanston Speed Skating Club the same year.

Most memorable achievement: Winning gold in the 1000m at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, and winning gold at the 2005 and 2006 world all around championships.

Future goals: To win gold in the 1500m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, to make him the first male speed skater to win gold at three consecutive Games.

Elana Meyers, left, and Aja Evans of the United States celebrate their second place at the two-woman Bobsled World Cup race in Koenigssee, southern Germany, on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Elana Meyers, left, and Aja Evans of the United States celebrate their second place at the two-woman Bobsled World Cup race in Koenigssee, southern Germany, on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Aja Evans: Bobsled

About Evans: Previously a sprinter and shot put athlete, her coach at the University of Illinois mentioned bobsled to her while watching the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. She considered the physical attributes required for the sport, and realized she had all of them. She first tried bobsled in October 2012 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Her hero: U.S. heptathlete and long jumper Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Future goals: To compete in bobsled at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and in athletics at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Jazmine Fenlator: Bobsled

About Fenlator: She began bobsled in September 2007 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. Her college athletics coach Robert Pasquarillo sent in an application to the United States Olympic Committee on her behalf. “My first thought was a flashback to ‘Cool Runnings.’ My next thought was remembering how Vonetta Flowers became the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in a winter sport in the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, and it was in bobsled. I wanted to show disadvantaged kids that it’s not where you come from, it’s where you end up.”

Family trials: Her family almost lost their house in August 2011 because of Hurricane Irene. “The night before our ‘combine and push’ championships, which rank you for the start of the season, I got a call from my sister that there was four feet of water in our home and that they had been living in a hotel for a week.”

Future goals: To win a gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Lolo Jones: Bobsled

About Jones: She was looking for something different following the 2012 Olympic Games in London. That year, she took up bobsled. “Hurdlers get fired up with things in our way. We are used to obstacles, so I saw bobsled as a new challenge.”

Sporting philosophy: “I am inspired by failure. The process of defeat, picking yourself back up again, is the hardest thing in the world.”

Future goals: To win a medal in bobsled at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and in the 100m hurdles at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Lauryn Williams: Bobsled

About Williams: Previously a sprinter, she won silver in the 100m at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and gold in the 4x100m relay at the 2012 Games in London. She also won gold in the 100m at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. She began competing in bobsled in 2013.

Awards: She was named the 2004 Athlete of the Year by the Sports Council in the United States.

Goal: To win gold in bobsled at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Source: TeamUSA.com; Sochi2014.com.

Jessica R. Key, Indianalponis Recorder contributed to this report.

 

http://m.indianapolisrecorder.com/mobile/news/article_12862ede-8f4f-11e3-87c8-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.afro.com/sections/sports/story.htm?storyID=81394

BLACK HISTORY !!!!!!!

 

Black History Month brings to the forefront the inspiring stories of African-American icons—many of whom overcame great odds to leave their mark on the United States. In celebration of Black History Month, explore our Black History collection and learn more about the black individuals who have made extraordinary achievements in their fields, including inventors such as George Washington Carver, activists like Malcolm X and Rosa Parks, athletes such as Willie Mays and Michael Jordan, and entertainers like Bessie Smith and Oprah Winfrey. Their names, as well as their personal histories, have become synonymous with the rich legacy that is African-American culture.

 

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Olympic Opening Ceremonies Fashion Rewind

Team USA, Todd Lodwick, Sochi Opening Ceremony

Of course, much has been made about Ralph Lauren’s Christmas-sweater-esque design on the shawl-cardigan sweaters sported by Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in SochiTeam United States,  London Olympic Opening Ceremony

Outfitted by Ralph Lauren, Team USA donned crisp navy blazers and berets for the 2012 London Olympics.

Team Denmark, London Opening Ceremony

Inspired by “Casual Fridays,” Denmark dressed in laid back outfits created by Danish fashion labels Jack & Jones and Vero Moda for the 2012 London Olympics.

Team Spain, London Olympic Opening Ceremony

For the 2012 London Olympics, Spain dressed in bright red blazers, navy slacks and snazzy printed ties with a matching hat.

Lopez Lomong, USA at Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony

All American, indeed! Ouftitted by Ralph Lauren, Team USA looked crisp and classic in their red, white and blue ensembles at the 2008 games in Beijing.

Rick Ross And Jeezy Reunite On ‘War Ready’ To ‘Make Peace’

Rick Ross And Jeezy Reunite On ‘War Ready’ To ‘Make Peace’

‘The mark of a powerful man is not only his ability to make war, but to also make peace,’ Ross tells MTV News of working with Jeezy on Mastermind.

Rick Ross' <i>Mastermind</i>

With the release of his Mastermind album trailer earlier this month, Rick Ross teased a new single called “War Ready” with his one-time rival, Jeezy, and he delivered the track on Friday (February 7), as promised.

Over a booming beat from Mike Will Made It, Ross opens up the braggadocios track declaring, “If money is power, n—a I got millions of power,” before Jeezy steps in on the second verse to add that, “A coward dies a thousand deaths, a real n—a dies but one.”

Ross and Jeezy have been feuding for a few years now, even getting into a squabble at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards when they ran into each other backstage, but it’s all smooth sailing now. The two Def Jam rappers have made their reunion official with “War Ready.”

“The mark of a powerful man is not only his ability to make war, but to also make peace,” Ross told MTV News in a statement. “That’s why it was nothing for me and Jeezy to work out whatever past differences and get back in the booth to make history. This album is a celebration of the Mastermind, which reflects my music as an artist and my business ventures as a boss. We did this not only for ourselves, but for hip hop.”

Stream “War Ready” via XclusiveZone.

Mastermind is set to hit stores on March 4, with additional features from Kanye West, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd and Big Sean. The album is executive produced by Diddy and the full track list was revealed earlier today.

“War Ready” is available on iTunes along with the pre-order ofMastermind.

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