Eminem is almost ready to drop his next album “MMLP2″, but before that happens has some more news to share with us. He recently sat down with Rolling Stone magazine to talk about Rick Rubin helping out with the project, how hard he’s working, and much more. We don’t want to give out too much information, but you can read the full interview HERE.
So many musicians writing letters these days, taking it back to the old days. This time we’ve got Chris Brown addressing his haters and his fans on the recent issues of fighting Frank Ocean and calling himself Jesus. Here it is…
“I love y’all but y’all getting repetitive telling me to go relax no I’m not gonna relax I’m makin an album right now… and y’all tell me not when its on my radio,tv and everything else..Even if I did relax I wouldn’t stop hearing about it.. y’all are everything to me y’all know this but telling me to ignore it is like telling me to walk around with a blindfold and stick ear plugs in my ear… Im wise I can handle the hate but enough is enough yo!! Yes it bother me but its not my main focus! My music is… and when I speak on it .. its because I want people to know how I feel… Yes they talked about Jesus… but “him” I am not him, not even close!!! Im a human being and I honestly think I deserve respect I’m sick of being accused… I, Tired y’all just don’t understand Ive been going through this shit since I was 19 years old.. you can’t sit here and tell me to calm down, when am I gonna get a positive outcome out of anything I do? when can I get that feed back? Im TIRED of you read me I’m tired!!!!! Im not gonna sit here and play victim, Im just tired of this shit… I pray every day and night for a new outcome… and just when everything seems to be going good some new shit happens.. A day in my shoes is a day in hell, believe it or not! Y’all don’t wanna me be in my predicament … Before y’all say I’m weak remember what I’ve been through.. My soul cries for positivity Im not broken I am STRONG….but being so doesn’t.”
Uncle Luke has been in the rap game for a very long time, so he knows all about the ups and downs of have a career in this industry. He personally wrote a letter earlier today addressing Rick Ross about his recent beef with gang members and the shooting. Here it is…
Dear Rick Ross:
As someone who survived several rap beefs, I’m going to give you some advice. You need to seriously address the threats and attempts on your life. You have worked hard to become a big name in hip-hop. You’ve paid your dues and you’ve grown lyrically since the release of your debut album, Port of Miami, in 2006. You’ve arrived, buddy.
But all this gangster bullshit is jeopardizing your career. No club or arena is going to risk people getting shot. You can forget about doing any tours or CD signings. And if you can’t make money, watch how fast Warner Bros. Records turns on you. I know from experience how venues and the music industry would like to black ball you.
So it looks like a lot of people are getting upset about the new terms Instagram laid out yesterday and “boycotting” the app. Most think that their photos are going to be used for ads without payment, that’s not true. Even we thought that’s what the terms meant yesterday, but it appears that we were wrong. So here’s an official statement from Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom clarifying the new terms and conditions.
I’m writing this today to let you know we’re listening and to commit to you that we will be doing more to answer your questions, fix any mistakes, and eliminate the confusion. As we review your feedback and stories in the press, we’re going to modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos.
Legal documents are easy to misinterpret. So I’d like to address specific concerns we’ve heard from everyone:
Advertising on Instagram From the start, Instagram was created to become a business. Advertising is one of many ways that Instagram can become a self-sustaining business, but not the only one. Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram. Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.
To provide context, we envision a future where both users and brands alike may promote their photos & accounts to increase engagement and to build a more meaningful following. Let’s say a business wanted to promote their account to gain more followers and Instagram was able to feature them in some way. In order to help make a more relevant and useful promotion, it would be helpful to see which of the people you follow also follow this business. In this way, some of the data you produce — like the actions you take (eg, following the account) and your profile photo — might show up if you are following this business.
The language we proposed also raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement. We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we’re going to remove the language that raised the question. Our main goal is to avoid things like advertising banners you see in other apps that would hurt the Instagram user experience. Instead, we want to create meaningful ways to help you discover new and interesting accounts and content while building a self-sustaining business at the same time.
Ownership Rights Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed. We respect that there are creative artists and hobbyists alike that pour their heart into creating beautiful photos, and we respect that your photos are your photos. Period.
I always want you to feel comfortable sharing your photos on Instagram and we will always work hard to foster and respect our community and go out of our way to support its rights.
Privacy Settings Nothing has changed about the control you have over who can see your photos. If you set your photos to private, Instagram only shares your photos with the people you’ve approved to follow you. We hope that this simple control makes it easy for everyone to decide what level of privacy makes sense.
I am grateful to everyone for their feedback and that we have a community that cares so much. We need to be clear about changes we make — this is our responsibility to you. One of the main reasons these documents don’t take effect immediately, but instead 30 days from now, is that we wanted to make sure you had an opportunity to raise any concerns. You’ve done that and are doing that, and that will help us provide the clarity you deserve. Thank you for your help in making sure that Instagram continues to thrive and be a community that we’re all proud of. Please stay tuned for updates coming soon.”
Kevin Systrom co-founder, Instagram
As you may already know, Frank Ocean of Odd Future recently came out to the public right before his album “Channel Orange” was released. The Guardian magazine got to catch up with him a few days ago and talk about that experience, here’s what Ocean had to say.
“A lot of people have said that since that news came out. I suppose a percentage of that act was because of altruism; because I was thinking of how I wished at 13 or 14 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way. But there’s another side of it that’s just about my own sanity and my ability to feel like I’m living a life where I’m not just successful on paper, but sure that I’m happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freakin’ boulder on my chest.
I knew that I was writing in a way that people would ask questions. I knew that my star was rising, and I knew that if I waited I would always have somebody that I respected be able to encourage me to wait longer, to not say it till who knows when. It was important for me to know that when I go out on the road and I do these things, that I’m looking at people who are applauding because of an appreciation for me. I don’t have many secrets, so if you know that, and you’re still applauding … it may be some sort of sick validation but it was important to me. When I heard people talking about certain, you know, ‘pronouns’ in the writing of the record, I just wanted to – like I said on the post – offer some clarity; clarify, before the fire got too wild and the conversation became too unfocused and murky.
When you write a song like Forrest Gump, the subject can’t be androgynous. It requires an unnecessary amount of effort. I don’t fear anybody. So, to answer your question, yes, I could have easily changed the words. But for what? I just feel like it’s just another time now. I have no interest in contributing to that, especially with my art. It’s the one thing that I know will outlive me and outlive my feelings. It will outlive my depressive seasons.”
This whole Chris Brown vs. Drake situation is getting pretty out of hand with people claiming what they actually know. There’s been a lot of false reports saying Meek Mill threw the bottle that hit Chris Brown in the face but that’s not true also. Here’s what actually happened.
Drake’s evening began with a visit to the Bronx, New York strip club Sin City to show support for Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group’s preview of their Self Made: Vol. 2 album. The October’s Very Own boss was in town because his Club Paradise tour had recently stopped in New Jersey with the New York gig was set to happen this Saturday at Jones Beach.The vibe inside the star-studded affair at Sin City was a festive one—DJ Khaled and Busta Rhymes were in the building and Def Jam president Joie Manda, was buying artists lap dances. Drake, a friend and frequent collaborator with Ross, had taken MMG’s Meek Mill on his Club Paradise tour, and recently shot a video with him for their collab “Amen.” Drake was having a good time, laughing with friends and posing for pictures with fans. The listening party wrapped around midnight and as the different crews parted ways, Drake’s next destination was downtown New York City hotspot W.I.P. (Work In Progress). Artists like Mary J. Blige. Ne-Yo, Fabolous, Adrienne Bailon, Juelz Santana, and Meek Mill were already there. Many reports also claim rapper 2 Chainz was there—he was not. But Chris Brown definitely was. Brown, 23, was in New York promoting his forthcoming albumFortune. Last week he appeared on NBC’s Today show to perform a few new cuts. He also visited BET’s 106 & Park to speak about the project. After struggling with the negative press surrounding his physical abuse of Rihanna in 2009, hisF.A.M.E. album won him a Grammy and now it appeared that he was finally making the turn towards putting the controversy behind him. He’d even had the opportunity to hang out and record with Rihanna again. But what happened in the early hours of Thursday morning, would seem to be a giant step backwards.The issue between Drake, 25, and Chris appears to be all about a love triangle. Drake collaborated with Rihanna on her smash hit “What’s My Name,” and more recently, his song “Take Care” has widely been quoted expressing his feelings for her. They’ve also been rumored to have dated—rumors that likely rubbed Chris the wrong way. According to a club promoter who was at W.i.P. that night, Brown sent Drake a bottle of Cristal champagne. From there the facts are difficult to pin down, but one widely reported rumor asserts that Drake sent the bottle back to Chris table with a note that read, “I’m fuckin’ the love of your life, deal with it.” Whatever the catalyst was, a war of words soon began, with a heated exchange breaking out between the two and their respective entourages. At first the screaming match went virtually unnoticed, one club attendee told Complex. “W.I.P. isn’t set up so that people care stare at celebs in their V.I.P. sections.” That is until the brawl began, with fists being thrown and bottles, buckets, and tables flying.“I didn’t realize anything was going on until people were scrambling,” the clubgoer added. “I just saw club security moving people out of the way.” Who exactly threw which bottles and who punched whom has yet to be determined. [And for the record, the YouTube clip that supposedly shows the fight in progress was aired on Good Morning Americatoday is a fake that was not even shot in the same club.] But the aftermath of the fight revealed that several were injured during the fight. Brown was quick to show off his battle scar—a nasty gash on his chin that he displayed via his Instagram account with the caption, “Bottles, it’s nothing.” Later a shot leaked of Big Pat, Brown’s security guard, bloodied on a stretcher. The cut on his forehead would eventually be stitched up and he’d leave the NYC hospital and return to Brown’s hotel later on Thursday. Last night Brown bigged him up via Twitter: “Big Pat! Real Nigga… Love you boy!”_ Read more HERE.
We have to keep all of our supporters and fans safe, so here’s some scientific news for you. Apparently because of the drastic climate changes happening in the world the brown recluse spider (believed to be more deadly than the black widow) is moving up further north and could invade new areas of the United States. This news is not good at all considering how fast a bite from one of these spiders can kill someone. For the full report on what’s going on (since we’re not spider connoisseurs) click here.
“We delineate range boundaries and demonstrate that under future climate change scenarios, the spider’s distribution may expand northward, invading previously unaffected regions of the USA,” reads the article. “These results illustrate a potential negative consequence of climate change on humans and will aid medical professionals in proper bite identification/treatment, potentially reducing bite misdiagnoses.” _Source
“According to Reuters, CNN will buy Mashable for a startling $200 million.Felix Salmon, the reporter on the story, says an announcement is expected for Tuesday, March 13. Brian Stelter of the New York Times confirms CNN and Mashable are in “advanced talks” and says the acquisition would be CNN’s biggest to date. Stelter did not confirm the $200 million figure. Stelter also noted that Mashable’s Executive Editor, Adam Ostrow, “liked” Felix Salmon’s story about the $200 million CNN deal.” _ Source
Pizza Hut. Usually they go with showing a bunch of their food and enticing me to pick up the phone and order, but the hip-hop route is always a good one also.
Pepsi. Great use of humor and mega-superstar artist Elton John.
Hyundai. I really liked what they did with the humming. Plus Hyundai never gets a break with their crappy reputation so this is a step up.
Old Spice. Always using Terry Crews in their commercials but there’s nothing wrong with that. Progressive should look into characters like him over Flow.
Doritos. Just funny.
VW. The dog gets skinny and so does the car, the all new sleeker looking bug. Great use of metaphor.
Coca-Cola. Gotta love the Coca-Cola bears, one of the best brand-character developments ever.
Chevy Sonic. Now you can do cool things with your car like kick-flip off a ramp. Rob Dyrdek and Ok-Go cameos.
This movie is about to be unreal.
Skechers is the Hyundai of shoes but this commercial was pretty funny.
E-Trade and their babies, always a hilarious commercial.
This played right before the 2nd half started. Clint Eastwood’s voice really does the job.
Had No idea what this commercial was going to be about until the very end, that’s when it gets funny.
Oikos. I’m just a big Greek Yogurt fan, actually had one during the Super Bowl. John Stamos getting dropped is always funny too.
Bridgestone, how awesome would it be to play with a basketball doesn’t make any noise when dribbling.
Bud Light does it once again. Awesome way of displaying their new slogan “Here we go”.
A dream car, for real life. That’s a pretty cool slogan and anything with Adriana Lima in it is a success.
Galaxy Note. It’s still not an iPhone, but being able to draw on your phone is pretty cool.
Just tell them to go to green hell… and see for themselves.