2013 NFL Draft Selection- Montee Ball
The Denver Broncos have drafted the next great Floyd Little in can we say Mr. Montee Ball. Does a nice job finding the run lanes and attacking the line of scrimmage with good quickness in tight areas, showing the speed to get around the edge. He has good balance and deceiving run power to slip out of tackles, rarely goes down easily. Sharp change- of- direction ability to quickly redirect his momentum and the footwork to sidestep defenders , bursting up- field. Determined and runs with purpose , but also stays patient, allowing blocks to develop. The running game is back in Denver under the leadership of Mr. Montee Ball.
2013 NFL Draft Spotlight – Andre Ellington
The 2013 NFL Draft is almost here and today’s Spotlight is Andre Ellington. Mr. Ellington helped steady his draft stock with his second 1, 000 yard rushing season in 2012 and staying healthy for a full season for the first time in his Clemson career. A big play threat with 4.4 speed, Mr. Ellington showed the ability to play his best under the brightest lights. While Mr. Ellington lacks decisiveness at times and isn’t going to move many piles at his size , he also has the ability to weave through traffic and turn on the jets in the open field.
2013 NFL Draft Spotlight – Eddie Lacy
The 2013 NFL Draft is almost here and today’s spotlight is Eddie Lacy. The way I see it, Mr. Eddie Lacy has shown natural running skills to go along with his big time frame to prove he’s hardly just a product of Alabama’s terrific offensive line. Mr. Lacy redshirted in 2009 but quickly flashed star potential once given an opportunity . In his first collegiate game= San Jose State, Mr. Lacy rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on only 13 carries , and he ended the year in similar fashion against a talent Michigan State squad in the Capital One Bowl by rushing for 86 yards , including touchdown scampers of 62 and 12 yards. He emerged as the top backup behind Mr. Trent Richardson in 2011, finishing second on the team with 674 yards = averaging 7.1 per attempt = and seven touchdowns. He also caught 11 passes for 139 yards. With Mr. Richardson the focal point of the Cleveland Browns’s offensive , Mr. Lacy enjoyed a spectacular breakout junior season. Although overshadowed at times by true freshman Mr. T.J. Yeldon, Mr. Lacy was strong down the stretch, with a carrer – high 181 yards rushing yards aginst Georgia in the SEC Championship Game followed by 140 rushing yards in the BCS title game, earning Offensive Player of the Game honors.
After releasing his critically acclaimed ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty’ album, Big Boi, 1/2 of Outkast, is back with a new single entitled ‘Gossip’, which is lifted from his upcoming ‘Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors’ album. The track features Big K.R.I.T., Bun B and the late Pimp C (UGK). Gossip was premiered on the Greg Street (WVEE, V-103) 6′oclock show in Atlanta, GA. ‘Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors’ is set to be released November, 2012.
Check out Big Boi Ft. UGK & Big K.R.I.T. “Gossip” below.
Yes it is true. Remember when Badu walked through the Dallas, TX streets butt naked for her ‘Window Seat‘ video? Well she’s back with round 2 of the ‘birthday suit show down’. But this time, it’s her sister, Nayrok Badu bearing it all in their newly ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ video. The song itself is a remake of a 1957 folk song written by British political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife. It’s remake is from the April 2012 of the Oklahoma psychedelic alternative rock band ‘The Flaming Lips’ Record Store Day collaborative double vinyl called ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’, and features Erykah Badu on the vocals, while the video, which also features Erykah and her sister Nayrok Badu. Combining both nudity and art, the Badu sister appear tastefully naked in the video. Yet have any of you seen the movie, ‘Think Like a Man’? Welll, try thinking like a man right now. LOL!
The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends also features collaborations with Bon Iver, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Ke$ha and more. A great album indeed.
Follow Wayne Coyne, lead singer of ‘The Flaming Lips’ on TWITTER at @waynecoyne. Wayne if you ever read this article, ‘GOOD JOB!’
1/3 of Atlanta’s Organized Noise, Outkast affiliate and one of the Dungeon Family 1st Generation members, popular for lending his vocals to various hit singles, such as Outkast ‘So Fresh & So Clean’ (Stankonia), Big Gipp ‘Steppin Out’ (Mutant Mindframe), and his own ‘I Can’t Wait’ (Barbershop II) single, Sleepy Brown is back with a new single entitled ‘We Run The Night’. It has that feel good soulful laid back groovy feel to it though having resemblance to a few of his past hits. However, it’s refreshing to hear Mr. Brown again. One for the home team. A-Town.
As Wyclef say, “Shakira, Shakira”. And I’m saying it now. Y’all didn’t know that she’s my “secret” baby mama. Just kidding, but I do have a huge crush on her for many reasons inclusive to her rockin body. But anyway…..
It’s been reported that the Latina pop singer has signed to Roc Nation (Jay Z) management team. Da*n Jay, you got all the hunnies man; Beyonce (wifey), Rihanna, Melanie Fiona and now reportedly SHAKIRA.
The superstar Colombian singer has signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for management, XXLMag.com has learned. The news definitely marks a coup for Roc Nation. With worldwide appeal, Shakira has sold more than 60 million albums and won 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards. With the signing to Roc Nation for management, Shakira joins the likes of Rihanna, Wale, Santigold and Melanie Fiona, who are all signed under Roc Nation’s management umbrella. Managed producers under Roc Nation include Jahlil Beats, No I.D. and S1. Signed Roc Nation artists of course include the company’s founder, Jay-Z, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Rita Ora and Willow Smith, the daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. (XXL Mag)
Just incase you forgot, Shakira and Beyonce did make a video together. One word for it. HOT! Check it out below.
Martacard.com is a promotional tool for all hip hop/r&b artist worldwide. Check out Luana, an artist from Basel City, Switzerland. She has a new single entitled “Searching For The Light”. Check it out!!!!
Martacard 12 O’clock Classic Aaliyah – Rock The Boat
On this day in hip-hop/r&b Aug 25, 2001, a beautiful r&b superstar was removed from earth and sent to the heavens above. Aaliyah was visiting The Bahamas, working on the “Rock The Boat” video and enjoying life as a beautiful r&b diva. Her music success was high at that point and rapidly accelerating. Unfortunately, this video would be the final one for her as she died in a fatal plane crash while leaving the Bahamas. In honor of Aaliyah, please cherish the moment and check out “Rock The Boat” . R. I. P. Aaliyah Dana Haughton!!
What do you do when your father is a legend? You try following in his footsteps right? Well, that’s exactly what Bigg Snoop Dogg’s daughter, Cori Broadus aka Cori B. (as she is called when on the MIC) is doing these days, having released her first single ‘Do My Thang’. It’s most certainly catchy, and has that teen poppy feel to it. And guided by her father and mother, she will definitely go in the right direction.
Check out Cori B. first single ‘Do My Thang’ below.
What would we do without R. Kelly, the Pied Pieper himself. The multi-platinum recording artist underwent throat surgery the other day and has returned home. However, it’ll be a while before the self proclaimed King of R&B aka the R&B Thug, will grace the stage again.
The R&B star has been discharged from a Chicago hospital after undergoing emergency throat surgery. “He left the hospital last night and is recuperating at home in Chicago,” says publicist Allan Mayer. “Still no word on when he’ll be able to resume performing.” (E! Online)
The 44 year-old Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, was in severe pain and was rushed to a Chicago hospital on Tuesday where an abscess on one of his tonsils was drained, according to a statement from spokesman Allan Mayer. (Reuters)
Lets keep Mr. Kelly in your prayers. We need another classic R. Kelly album.
Will former Destiny Child member now solo artist Kelly Rowland say ‘no no, no, no, no’ to her biological father, Christopher Lovett, who abandoned her when she was only 7 years old? Now after 23 years old and over a decade of surprise for Rowland, her father wants to be in her life again.
Did he have a wake up call from the Most High, or did he happened to get access to the internet to after all these years realize that the KELLY ROWLAND is HIS KELLY ROWLAND? I think the latter. As with many celebs whom were abandoned by their parents, either mother, father or both, it’s only after their kids go from rags to riches when they all of a certain want to return in the lives of their sons and daughters. Yet if it takes money to bring them back, lets hope at some point, the need to now be in their child’s lives become genuine and a true loving relationship begins.
E-SUN kickin it wit Ed Ex at the Sharp Bar “Tara Blvd Jonesboro, Ga” Showcase on Mon Jan 17. There was alot of talant in the building.
shoutout to Brivonna Fortyy Million for showin much love for Aaliyah.. Happy birthday Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001). Eventhough you are gone, your music will live forever. R.I.P.