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TattedupHolly Exposing 50 on Instagram right now :dead:

hiphop | By KING JAYY - 17 hours ago

Fif might be catching another rare L:rofl:


drop that cold corner 3 nigga


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Now he wants me to calm down. U are nothin but a manipulating women beater. You're a fu*king bully. Puts fear in everybody's heart mistaking it for respect. I treated this man like royalty but all I got in return was ass whippings. Didn't ask him for sh*t. He would buy me gifts to only take them back, what a man!!! He wanted me love unconditionally, I'm sorry I will not tolerate a grown ass man putting their hands on me. I was good before you I will good without you @50cent

 
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 Article inside Lil Wayne to Birdman I'm Willing to Stay if the Price is Right TMZ.com

hiphop | By ice wolf - 1 day ago



Lil Wayne will stay with Cash Money and Birdman IF they ante up the money he's owed ... in fact, we're told if Cash Money pays up, Wayne has no choice but to stay.

Sources involved in the case tell TMZ ... Wayne feels Birdman's decision to avoid paying him is nothing more than a power play. TMZ broke the story that Wayne is suing, and a central claim is that Birdman has consistently stiffed him over the last year.

There are 2 payments that have irked Wayne -- he says he was owed $8 million when he went into the studio to record "Tha Carter V" in December 2013, and another $2 mil when he completed the album last month.

We're told the hope is that Universal -- which distributes Cash Money Records -- will step in and earmark the $10 mil for Wayne. And we're told Universal is already putting pressure on Cash Money to settle.

If Cash Money pays Wayne the $10 mil, it would essentially eliminate any breach of contract. That means Wayne would have no legal basis to ask out of the contract. Even though Wayne's suing for $51 million, most of that is predicated on future lost profits which would not be an issue if they settle.

As for the release of "Tha Carter V" ... even if the case settles the power would be in Birdman's claws.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/01/29/lil-wayne-birdman-lawsuit-contract-settle-money-album-tha-carter-v/#ixzz3QEBdjdTO

 
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 NFL Marshawn Speaks

sports | By HeruDat - 24 hours ago







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PHOENIX -- Marshawn Lynch saved his best media performance for last.

In a fascinating five minute sitdown that included one soliliquoy, minutes of awkward silence, and lots of shout outs, Lynch spoke honestly of his difficulty dealing with all the attention this week.


"I mean all week, I told y'all what's up. And for some reason y'all continue to come back and do the same thing, Lynch said. "I don't know what story y'all trying to get out of me. I don't know what image y'all trying to portray of me, but it don't matter what y'all think or what y'all say about me because when I go home at night, the same people I look at in the face -- my family -- that's all that really matters to me.

"So y'all could make up whatever you want to make up because I don't say enough for y'all to go and put anything out on me. I'll come to y'all event. Y'all shove cameras and microphones down my throat. ... But y'all mad at me. And if you aren't mad at me, then what y'all here for?"

We've found Lynch's media sessions alternately hilarious and pointless. We understand his frustration: Why do people keep asking him questions if he doesn't want to talk? (If you really want to know about Lynch, just read Michael Silver's column.)

"I'm here preparing for the game and y'all want to ask me all these questions which is understandable. But I told y'all I'm not about to say nothing," Lynch said.

"If y'all ain't mad at me, then what y'all here for? I ain't got nothing for y'all though."

The latest Around The NFL Podcast reacts to Super Bowl Media Day and breaks down the storylines nobody is talking about. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...-yall-here-for

 
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 Video inside Biebervelli Is Dead. Justin "Young Dizney" Bieber Is Back. (Ellen Interview 2015)

hiphop | By 1LynguisticMind - 17 hours ago

Bieber Shakur aka Biebervelli aka Bieber Blows Out Beavers aka Justin Pacino aka Beibergotti aka Bugatti Biebs aka Justin "Backstage = Backdoor" Bieber aka Justin Ass Jam Beiber aka Thrustin Justin is dead.....RIP.

Justin Beiber is back





RIP BIEBERVELLI :mjcry:

 
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 Suge Knight Hit And Run In Compton Victim Dead

hiphop | By CEOLILB21 - 17 hours ago



4:15 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... after interviewing Suge Knight, cops have formally arrested him on murder charges, and his bail has been set at $2 million.

We're told one of the critical factors is that witnesses claim Suge threw his car in reverse once, and then a second time ... and they believe he intended to hit one of the people with whom he was fighting.

3:00 AM PT -- Suge has turned himself in for questioning and is at the station now being interviewed. One of Suge's problems ... witnesses tell us one of the 3 men who were struck by Suge's vehicle was in the altercation with him before Suge ran him over ... which could be evidence it was intentional.


9:30 PM PT -- Cops found Suge's truck abandoned in a parking lot in the Westwood section of L.A. It's been impounded, but still no sign or word from Suge or his attorney.

8:15 PM PT -- Cops just had a press conference ... and believe two fights occurred. They said the first fight went down on the movie set -- and then a second fight happened at a nearby burger joint ... resulting in the fatality. Cops also said witnesses claim the car backed up and ran over the victim twice before fleeing the scene.


Sources tell TMZ Suge's lawyer is arranging for his client's surrender to the Sheriff's Dept. It is unclear if law enforcement will arrest Suge for hit and run or manslaughter. It's possible the cops could conclude Suge is not legally on the hook because he fled out of fear for his life.


Suge Knight got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, ran over a man who later died, and then fled the scene.

Multiple witnesses tell us a movie shoot was going down with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre when Suge pulled up in his car. We're told security told Suge to leave and that's when trouble began.

A fight broke out between Suge and 2 men. Suge got back into his car, took the wheel and threw the vehicle in reverse ... and ran over a man who suffered fatal injuries.

It's unclear at this point if the victim was connected to the film project.

Sources connected with Suge tell TMZ ... the 2 men who fought Suge were the instigators. Our sources say Suge was scared because he's in frail health -- in addition to being shot 6 times last summer, he recently almost died from a blood clot.

The victim is Terry Carter, who we're told is a friend of Suge's who arrived with him at the scene. Our sources say Carter was in the process of walking to the passenger door of Suge's vehicle, but happened to be in the rear when Suge gunned it.

Two other men were also hit ... including Cle "Bone" Sloane -- who's appeared in "Training Day" and "End of Watch" -- and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Both men are in the hospital.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz3QGbqJ26S

 
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 NFL Aaron Hernandez TRIAL BEGINS(link inside)

sports | By Lex Lossis - 24 hours ago


 
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 NFL Stephen A Smith Goes Off on Marshawn Lynch :dead:

sports | By Just BizNis - 23 hours ago





Stephen A. Smith Is Furious at Marshawn Lynch, Loses His Sh*t During Radio Show

The media's war against Marshawn Lynch continued today after Beast Mode's second round of Super Bowl interviews, when the Seattle Seahawks running back repeatedly answered a throng of self-righteous beat reporters with the simple reply: "You know why I'm here."

For what it's worth, he's right. By now, every single reporter asking Lynch a question is essentially taunting him. They know he won't answer any of their questions. Why bother asking? What point are they trying to prove? After all, they know why he's here.

However, according to ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith, letting Lynch off the hook too easily excuses Beast Mode from his obligations as a working, American citizen. And, dammit, we need to get angry about it!

Today, during The Stephen A. Smith Show on SiriusXM, Smith did his best to incite the masses into a feverish rage, as he characterized Lynch's behavior as "disgraceful and embarrassing."

Foaming at the mouth, Smith's criticism eventually devolved into a diatribe against Josh Gordon and weed and Johnny Manziel and our country's crumbling moral foundation or something. Apparently, our willingness to give Lynch a pass means that Johnny Manziel should be allowed to drive drunk?

Look, even if you can make sense of the argument, it's a very stupid one. Smith talks a lot about "precedent" and the "future generations" (because think of the children!) and bunch of other garbage that isn't worth your time.



Of course, Smith isn't the only sports reporter popping a vein right now.


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And let's not forget about this guy, either.


Chris Kyle gave his life for our freedom to speak and live freely. Marshawn Lynch mocks that freedom and makes millions doing so.

joseph arrambidez (@rkid727) January 28, 2015


tl;dr: Marshawn Lynch is killing America.

Source

 
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 NFL Josh Gordon open letter to Charles Barkley, Cris Carter, Stephen A Smith (Interesting long read)

sports | By Bkjj11 - 24 hours ago

Dear Sir Charles, Stephen A., Cris and other interested parties,

Thank you for your recent outpouring of concern about my well being. In what has been a difficult time for my family, friends and fans, you — and those like you — have taken it upon yourselves to express just how much you care about me and my future. For that, I am truly appreciative.

The thing is, though, you don’t even know me.

Chuck, you have never so much as shook my hand, let alone exchanged a single word with me. Few of you have, to be honest. Respectfully, your worry over my “problems” with substance abuse and my twisting descent into darkness and, apparently, my impending death, is misplaced — mostly because you have very little idea what you are talking about. None of you do, even those of you who seem curiously obsessed with the goings-on in my life:

You’re done with me, Stephen A.? That presumes we ever actually got started. How, exactly, can you be “done” with someone you have never had a meaningful conversation with beyond a quick First Take spot? Regardless, I am relieved that you no longer need to harbor sympathy for me — mostly because I never asked for it, never wanted it, and certainly never needed it. I am not a victim here; I never claimed to be one, either.

And Cris, your level of interest in my life is even more puzzling, especially considering we have never met, either.

n addition to being concerned about me — like when you publicly called for the Browns cut me so I could learn the same lessons you learned — you also stated as fact that “we are dealing with addiction here.” Know this: We are not dealing with anything, Cris. We are not the same. Not at all.

So, in the interest of lifting the heavy burden of my welfare off your collective consciences, I’d like to set the record straight about a few things.

First, words cannot express the remorse and regret I feel over this latest incident. I acknowledge that the repeated transgressions that have led up to this point have damaged my credibility, and for that, the only person to blame is me.

I have let down many in Cleveland — my Browns teammates, our hard-working coaching staff, the team’s ownership, and the loyal fan base that wants nothing more than to win. Playing there is different than in many other cities. We feel the fans’ pain. We know how important this is to them.

Also, I have disappointed the family and close friends who have always stood by me — no matter how tough things have been at certain points in my life. Believe me, there have been more dark days than I care to remember.

Most importantly, I have failed myself. Again.

I failed myself when started using marijuana regularly as a young teenager. I failed myself when I ruined a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be Robert Griffin III’s running mate during his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Baylor. I failed myself when I didn’t check with the league office to ensure that my doctor-prescribed, codeine-based medicine was allowed under NFL guidelines. I failed myself when I was arrested for driving a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit. I failed myself when I missed a team walkthrough late in the season and was suspended for the final game of the year.

But you know what, Charles, Stephen A., Cris and everyone else? I also have succeeded.


I succeeded by escaping a youth riddled with poverty, gang violence and very little in the way of guidance or support. I succeeded by narrowly avoiding a life of crime that managed to sink its clutches into almost all of my childhood friends. I succeeded by working tremendously hard on my craft and my body to even have a chance to play professional football for a living. And, contrary to popular belief, I succeeded by overcoming my longstanding relationship with weed — because I knew I was risking my future over it.


Truth is, I have not smoked marijuana since before I was drafted by the Browns in 2012 — and there are years’ worth of drug tests to prove it.

So, then how did I get here, you ask? That’s easy. I messed up. But to even begin to understand why I messed up, you need to know the Josh Gordon that existed before the NFL.

I don’t speak of it often, and even less so publicly, but I faced a fair amount of hardship growing up. My father was pretty much out of the picture, which left my mom to fend for herself with three sons at home. She did the best she could, but there were large stretches of time as an adolescent when I was completely alone — with no supervision, no one to guide me, and no one to keep me in line.

We lived in a poor section of Houston called Fondren, and to say it was a rough place would be putting it lightly. The other kids in the neighborhood weren’t well off, either, but it always felt like we had even less to our name. We moved at least seven times, and things were so bad sometimes, there were days I would come home from school and there would be no electricity, heat or hot water.

Over time, particularly after my older brothers moved out, I started hanging out with the wrong kind of people. The kind who would think nothing not only of carrying guns, but using them. Back then, smoking marijuana wasn’t an addiction for any of us — we were still boys, basically. It was just what everyone did. It was everywhere, just like alcohol was.

So Charles, Stephen A., Cris — you judge me now, but what if you came from where I come from? Heck, maybe you did experience similar upbringings, but I wouldn’t know, because I do not know you. Each of you have dealt with more than your fair shares of self-inflicted controversies, though, that I do know.

Again, I make no excuses for my past. That culture didn’t make me do anything I didn’t want to do, but when you judge me without actually knowing me, you deny the existence of the world I come from.

Later, when I went to college, it was like a dream come true, but in retrospect, I wasn’t ready for it. I had to have that opportunity taken away from me before I could really look within myself and decide what I wanted for my future. Was I going to continue to break rules to get high, or was I going to get straight and make the most of my God-given talents?

I made my choice when it came to the NFL, and I haven’t wavered.

Now, I messed up again. It happened about four weeks ago.

As most everyone knows, I missed a considerable portion of the 2014 season because I was suspended by the league. The details in relation to my reinstatement, however, are important to understand.

In connection with the DWI case, the league — in consideration of the fact that my blood-alcohol level was just .01 over the legal limit — agreed to shorten my punishment from four games lost to two. These games were tacked on to my eight-game suspension that had been levied on account of my inadvertently inhaling second-hand marijuana smoke last offseason.

That punishment — while harsh, given what my lab results clearly showed, including a backup sample that was under the league threshold — was just. I foolishly put myself in a precarious situation, one which I could have easily avoided if I had thought more clearly about the potential ramifications of my actions and who I chose to spend time around.

As a strict condition to my reinstatement in Week 12, I had to agree not only to abstain from drinking for the rest of the season, but also to submit to an alcohol screen as part of my in-season drug testing under the league’s substance-abuse protocol. Did I think that was excessive given I had never had any issue whatsoever with alcohol? Yes. Did I think it was hypocritical that a professional league making hundreds of millions of dollars off beer sponsorships was telling me not to drink? Yes. Did I so much as blink at the condition? No.

My primary concern was — and is — being the best football player I can be; I really didn’t even view it as much of a punishment or sacrifice.

n Jan. 2 of this year, just days after our season ended earlier than we all had hoped — and yes, my actions during the prior offseason definitely contributed to our failure to make the playoffs; it killed me seeing our guys fight so hard when I wasn’t out there with them — I boarded a private flight to Las Vegas with several teammates. During the flight, I had two beers and two drinks. It was the first time I had consumed so much as a drop of alcohol since July 4, 2014, the day of the DWI.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not much of a drinker. Even calling me a social drinker would be an exaggeration, but at that moment, on that flight, I made a choice. The wrong choice, as it turned out.

Upon landing, I received the all-too-familiar notice by phone that I was to report to a testing location within four hours. I failed the test, obviously, and the rest is history … colored by media speculation and faux outrage.

In the end, of course, I failed myself.

It doesn’t matter if I thought that the league-imposed restriction on drinking had expired at the end of the regular season; what matters is that I didn’t confirm whether or not that was the case. Now, that oversight has further jeopardized my relationship with my team and our fans, my reputation, and maybe even my career.

So that’s it, Charles & Co.

These are the actual facts surrounding my situation, and these are my words. What comes next is uncertain. I haven’t decided whether to appeal the latest suspension. That’s a matter for my agent and me to discuss.

To those of you who traffic in lies and innuendo over fact, with seemingly no consequences for your actions …

I really don’t know how you get away with it.

What I do know is the following: I am not a drug addict; I am not an alcoholic; I am not someone who deserves to be dissected and analyzed like some tragic example of everything that can possibly go wrong for a professional athlete. And … I am not going to die on account of the troubled state you wrongly believe my life to be in. I am a human being, with feelings and emotions and scars and flaws, just like anyone else. I make mistakes — I have made a lot of mistakes — but I am a good person, and I will persevere.

If I have a “problem,” it is that I am only 23 years old — with a lot left to learn. I’ve come a long way from those mean Fondren streets, but it’s clear that I can be a better me — one who kids coming up to me for selfies and autographs can be proud of. I want that future for myself. And I truly believe that what I am going through right now will only make me stronger. I believe that my future is bright.

If you see me someday, Chuck, Stephen A., Cris, or any other well-intentioned person to whom this letter is directed, please come on over, shake my hand, and say hello. I won’t be holding a grudge, but I will expect you to admit you were wrong about me.

Sincerely,

Josh Gordon, No. 12



https://medium.com/the-cauldron/an-o...co-cb5c4e64cf3

 
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 Audio inside Big Sean x Drake - Blessings

hiphop | By Dodgers - 17 hours ago











CDQ w/ Ye's Verse

 
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 Image inside Kanye West Father-In-Law Bruce Jenner Reportedly Getting Sex Change;At Odds W/ Kris Jenner About It

hiphop | By Carlton Black - 1 day ago



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Bruce Jenner is reportedly taking steps to disclose what multiple sources say is his "wish to transition from male to female," Us Weekly magazine reports in their latest issue. The story also alleges that ex-wife Kris Jenner knew Bruce wanted to transition before they married, and that tension over his gender expression fueled fights between the now-divorced couple.

Media speculation that the 65-year-old former Olympian may be transgender has been fueled by reports that he allegedly underwent surgery to flatten his Adam's apple, as well photos of him with long hair and nail polish.

Earlier this month, In Touch magazine controversially Photoshopped a picture of Bruce to make it appear as if he was wearing makeup and women's clothing, which ran with the headline, "Bruce's Story: My Life As a Woman.

"Being that he's such an icon, it took a while for him to decide to do this," a source tells Us magazine. "But he wants to put it all out there. He feels like he doesn't have anything to lose."

And his famous daughters Kourtney, Khloe, Kim, Kendall and Kylie -- plus his two sons Brandon and Brody from his previous marriage to Linda Thompson -- couldn't be more supportive.

In her visit to the ET set on Monday, Kim Kardashian echoed that she wanted Bruce to speak on the rumors himself.

"I think everyone goes through things in life, and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he'll share whenever the time is right," she told ET. "I feel like that's his journey to talk about. … He's our dad so we support him no matter what."

But Bruce's solidarity with his children on the issue reportedly doesn't extend to his relationship with his ex-wife, Kris. The two officially divorced in December after 23 years of marriage. According to Us, when Bruce met Kris on a blind date in 1990, he was already taking steps to live as a woman. He had allegedly already consulted with doctors, but Us says, according to a family source, Kris "talked Bruce out of acting on his feelings."

NEWS: Bruce Jenner's Appearance Provokes Questions, But Shouldn't Be a 'Punchline'

"Kris caught Bruce putting on her clothes," a friend tells Us. "But she thought she could change him. She thought it was a phase he was going through for attention. ... They had massive arguments about it. He feels a lot of anger and animosity toward Kris for suppressing his feminine side."

In October, Kris brushed off all the rumors surrounding Bruce when she talked to ET.

"They've been saying that since 1976," she told ET. "For me, that's not my experience with Bruce. He's a great guy. I love him. I don't know what he’s going through right now. I think he’s just very happy and I think every time he makes a change in his life -- whether it's emotional or physical or whatever he's doing -- somebody's going to comment on whatever look you have going on for the day."

Nevertheless, Bruce reportedly couldn't be happier these days being himself.

"He's the happiest I've ever seen him," Kim told ET on Monday.
https://tv.yahoo.com/news/bruce-jenn...201500196.html




 
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 Image inside LMFAO @ Meek Mill Clowning 50 Cent By Giving Trey Songz Props On Twitter Fot F*cking Tatted Up Holly

hiphop | By PyrexVisionary - 52 minutes ago

First 50 got in his feelings IG and listed Trey Songz, JR Smith and "J" (Hov perhaps lol) as those who prev fu*ked Holly


Then Holly shot back by calling him a woman beater like both his baby mothers tsk tsk tsk


And finally Meek jumped on Treys dick for fu*kin Holly and every other thot in the indie


Now Meeks tweets wouldnt have been a big deal if 50 was just fu*kin shorty, but that was his bi*ch, the red carpet appearances with him, paid security, Manhattan apt, gifts and screaming her name on the Summer Jam stage "Where's Holly?!" proved that while all Trey did was give her hard dick and bubble gum.

Mr. Steal Ya Girl strikes again.

 
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 Image inside niggas got no chill

hiphop | By castro - 23 hours ago


 
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 Image inside Old Man Haircut For A Grown A$$ lil Boy

wild'ish | By rjacks23 - 1 day ago

Is the haircut my partna gave this lil badass smiley worthy :dead:



 
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NBA Pau Gasol telling his brother Marc that LA isn't the place for him to win a championship

sports | By alchemy - 24 hours ago

Pau Gasol believes his brother Marc will prioritize a winning situation when he makes his free agency decision in July. Marc Gasol will be an unrestricted free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies.

"Marc wants to win a championship," Pau said. "That's what he's looking for. That's what's most important to him. I don't know if you think the Lakers will be in a position to win a championship next year or not.

"But he knows what he'll be looking for as a free agentor maybe he'll stay in Memphis because they have built a very good team already there with some very good pieces. He'll know what he wants, and he will be ready to make his decision."

Pau offered little reason to believe the Los Angeles Lakers will be on Marc's wish list.

KEVIN DING/BLEACHER REPORT

 
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 Video inside Master P Vs Charlamagne Tha God | The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 | 1/29/15

hiphop | By KingP1n - 17 hours ago





Full Interview




 
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 NCAAB Rasheed Sulaimon kicked off Duke basketball team

sports | By Bkjj11 - 17 hours ago


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 NBA WTF Are These Kevin Durant Pics?

sports | By Blackspider - 23 hours ago


 
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 Image inside Nothing more refreshing than a.....

wild'ish | By GBREEZE - 1 day ago

Diet Coke after you've played an NFL game :huh:



 
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Article inside Wayne wants 51 million from Birdman..

hiphop | By 1Yoself - 1 day ago


 
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 NBA Melo's An as-hole

sports | By King Henry - 24 hours ago


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 Image inside 10 Legendary Promos All Wrestlers Must Study

wild'ish | By BasedonMars - 24 hours ago




When many fledgling wrestlers look at the most important aspects of being a top star, verbal skills are often under-rated. Many focus on building the best body they can, and also getting the best outfit and gear they can find, creating the best look possible to draw eyes and grab attention.
Once thats all sorted, theres hopefully some sound fundamentals of how to piece together a match under all the pizzazz, and wrestlers can focus on what is undoubtedly the most important part, the in-ring action itself. There have been some examples of grapplers who arent the best when the bells rings, and often get by with a tremendous look or ability with the microphone, but by and large, being able to run the ropes, grab some holds and the knowledge of how to put even a basic bout together is essential if anybody has aspirations of someday earning a living from pro wrestling.
The art of the promo is sometimes overlooked, something looked upon as the last piece in the puzzle, which is certainly not how it should be viewed. Never under-estimate the importance of speaking in wrestling talking is what sells matches, helps introduce new characters, advances feuds, and can be the difference between a memorable match and a truly timeless one which fans still talk about decades later.
So, if youre looking to break into wrestling, and dont find that mic skills are your strongpoint, which examples will help you out? Here are some of the best promos in wrestling history.


10. Randy Savage Cream Of The Crop






Following Wrestlemania III, Macho Man Randy Savage was seriously hot as a character. His match with Ricky Steamboat at the Pontiac Silverdome in Spring, 1987 had been an instant classic, and still holds up today as one of the greatest Intercontinental Title matches of all time.
Not only was Savage an awesome in-ring performer, but he had a look which screamed Superstar, and the man delivered some of the most memorable promos of a generation. To stand out in the late-80s WWF took some doing company at the top of the cards included names such as Hulk Hogan, one of the most charismatic men around, but Savage made it look like he belonged there, which he did.
Delivering many of his promos in a rambling, ranting style, which capitalised on his overt macho nature, Savage was killer on the mic. Even when he didnt have a lot to work with the only major points to hit in this interview are that the man blames Jack Tunney for his defeat at the hands of Steamboat, and feels he is under-valued in the company, Savage was brilliant at captivating an audience.



9. The Rock Talks About Hell In A Cell






During the golden years of his run in the late-90s and early 2000s, The Rock was on fire, and could seemingly do no wrong in the eyes of the wrestling fan base. Even though hes often passed over when people discuss in-ring skill sets, thats probably because he was so exciting on the mic, and could enrapture an audience using nothing but words, a skill in itself.
Mixing juvenile humour with incredible magnetism and charisma, The Rock hit upon a successful formula with his promos. Catchphrases book-ended each one who didnt chant along, at least once, with his promo-ending, If you smell what the Rock is cooking?
This interview deals with an upcoming 6-man Hell In A Cell match at the Armageddon Pay-Per-View in 2000, and The Rock tears through his opponents, delivering impressions of each which have the capacity crowd on Raw eating out of the palm of his hand. Crowd interaction and natural charisma dont come much better than this.


8. Steve Austin Shoots






Steve Austin, upon adapting the Stone Cold persona in WWE, became one of the biggest names in the industry, and the character needs no introduction. Years prior, Austin had been a great member of the WCW mid-card scene, but it was clear the folks in charge didnt see the guy as an having much upward mobility on the roster, and cut him loose in 1995.
Eric Bischoff was the one who released Austin from his WCW contract, and the whole thing didnt sit well with the now-infamous wrestler. Spending a modest amount of time under the banner of ECW, before quickly moving on to Vince McMahons juggernaut, Austin credits the extreme owner, Paul Heyman, for pulling some of the best promos of his career out of him.
Heymans side of the story is that he simply gave Austin a mic, and let him get things off his chest. The end result was gold Austin pulled no punches with some of the folks hed come across in WCW, whom he felt had held him back from being a true superstar. This promo is a brilliant example of using reality to further develop a character, and create your own style.



7. Dusty Rhodes On Hard Times






There were two bad people, one was John Wayne and hes dead. The other is standing right here. What a line to slip into a promo, the impact of it is incredible. Dusty Rhodes portrayal of the every-man resonated with the wrestling audience the people could relate with Rhodes, and accepted him as someone they could live vicariously through, but one who also had enough fragility to make him a real person.
Later, Vince McMahon would make the American Dream gimmick a parody of itself, but during his time battling Ric Flair for the NWA Heavyweight Title, Dusty was on fire, and one of the most-loved characters in all of the wrestling profession. This promo deals with the hard times Rhodes experienced whilst out-injured, crippled at the hands of the arrogant, privileged Flair.
Unable to pay his bills and thus feed his family, Rhodes gives several notable examples of other people in the same situation, only endearing himself to the fans in the process. Closing out with a promise to gain revenge on Flair is simple but effective, by the end of this interview, folks really wanted to see Dusty Rhodes tear Ric Flair to pieces.



6. Eddie Guerrero Blames Rey Mysterio






Best remembered as a smiling, passionate babyface who managed to reach the big time and live out his dream, Eddie Guerrero is an often-missed performer amongst fans today. Its been said that they dont make them like they used to, and Guerrero is a picture-perfect example of that.
As flexible as they come, Eddie excelled whether he was playing the fan favourite or the despised villain. His feud with Rey Mysterio in 2005 did eventually take a turn for the bizarre, especially when custody of Mysterios son, Domenic, was put on the line in a Ladder Match, but there were some great moments during the rivalry.
One of them is this in-ring promo from Guerrero, who just like any truly great heel justifies his nefarious actions by saying both Rey and the WWE fans were jealous of him, so he had to teach them a lesson. Showing fire and ego in equal measures, Guerrero is believable in the role, and his facial expressions are brilliant here.



5. Hulk Hogan You Can Call This The New World Order Of Wrestling, Brother!






When Hulk Hogan turned his back on the red and yellow, the millions of fans who had adored him for years, and even the legions of kids who looked up to him, it made for one of the most unforgettable moments in wrestling history. The moment wouldnt have been quite as magical, however, had Hogan not delivered one hell of a promo to explain why he dropped a leg on Randy Savage and teamed up with the invading duo of Kevin Nash and Scott Hall.
Following his turn from babyface to heel at WCWs Bash At The Beach 1996 event, Hogan was accosted by Mean Gene Okerlund, who couldnt believe what he had seen. Far from answering Okerlund, Hogan instead opened his speech with a brilliant piece of verbiage, stating that all the paper cups and rubbish people had thrown into the ring in protest represented the fans.
Immediately, he was heckled out of the building, but Hogan wasnt going anywhere, he had more on his mind. More trash rained down on the trio of wrestlers in the ring, who must have been aware they were part of history. If youre going to turn your back on the fans after years of sticking up for them, this is how you do it. The original nWo was a brilliant idea, and had the perfect leader in Hulk Hogan, someone fans would never have expected.



4. Ric Flairs Golden Spoon






Many have tried, but few can match the promos Ric Flair was wheeling out routinely during his heyday. Whether heel or babyface, the self-styled Nature Boy knew exactly how to get people listening. Unstoppably brilliant when given the platform to talk, Flair proved each time why he was the biggest star in the territory.
This infamous example comes from 1987, and what makes it so effective is the little elements of truth slipped in. Ric Flairs promos were so good because he really believed in what he was saying, and that comes across to the fans its mighty difficult to not pay attention when somebody is speaking with such conviction.
Somehow, even though hes rubbing it in peoples faces that he has tremendous wealth, Flair comes across as passionate and almost likeable, again because his words carry amazing confidence. Just try and watch this one without getting goosebumps.




 
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 Video inside The official Dying Light Thread (Ps4, Xbox One, PC)

games | By Remy Lebeaw - 16 hours ago

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Players assume the role of Kyle Crane, an undercover operative sent to infiltrate the quarantine zone in the city of Harran, Turkey, and watch as the rules that govern civilization crumble to dust, while there, he clashes with a brutal dictator, Kadir "Rais" Sulaiman and also finds himself torn between protecting the city's survivors lead by Harris Brecken and the mission he is supposed to be doing.

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Metacritic: 80

Gameplay
This is where Dying Light truly shines. It feels like a mashup of various AAA games that came before it, and it works pretty well for the most part. It has a little bit of Assassin’s Creed, some of Mirror’s Edge and some of Far Cry’s elements, which, alongside Techland’s own spin, make for a compelling experience.

The parkour system, while not as advanced as the one in Mirror’s Edge, is surprisingly smooth, offering a freedom of movement and fluidity of navigation that feels absolutely liberating.

Together with the fact that although there is a rigid, linear story to follow, there are also a ton of side quests, and the freedom to pursue them at your leisure, it makes for a very pleasant and experience.

Of course, like any game that has a similar structure, some moment might also turn out to be immersion-breaking, like a message on the radio stating an emergency that you already know you can safely postpone for later on without any negative consequences.

You can choose your own path through the city, whether it’s jumping from rooftop to rooftop or treading through the streets, shoving zombies to the side or showing them who’s boss and going head to head with them.

Also surprising is the number of ledges you can grab on to. There aren’t any kind of highlights on the surfaces you can interact with, the rule of thumb being that if you should be able to grab something or climb to somewhere, you most likely will.

Previous runners have set up all kinds of ramps and signs through the city, highlighting freerunning paths that you can take, and there are trash mounds that can break your fall set up in various key locations where they would come in handy while being chased by the nastier undead.

All of these, together with the safe places and settlements scattered about, make for a pretty vivid and well-connected world that truly feels like a place where harrowed refugees are doing their best to survive, and a splendid setting for your adventures.


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 NBA Morris Twins being Investigated for Assualt

sports | By sho 2010 - 17 hours ago



Phoenix Suns' twin brothers tied to possible assault probe



PHOENIX (CBS5) -
High-profile twin brothers who play for the Phoenix Suns could be in trouble with the law.

CBS 5 News has learned Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris are part of a possible assault investigation being handled by Phoenix police.

Police confirm they are investigating an alleged assault that occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday outside a gym near 15th Avenue and Colter in central Phoenix.

They would not release the name of those involved but sources tell CBS 5 News the Morris brothers are being looked at as suspects in the crime.

The twins recently signed contract extensions with the Suns worth $52 million combined over four years.

The twins are realizing their dream with the Suns of playing in the NBA on the same team.

CBS 5 News asked the suns organization about the accusations. They had no comment. The Morris twins attended Wednesday's team shoot-around.

The Morris twins also played in Wednesday night's home game against the Wizards.

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 Article inside Jagged Edge's Kyle Norman Arrested For Force Feeding His Fiancee An Engagement Ring

hiphop | By CrunchTime CDN - 23 hours ago





Remember Jagged Edge, who reigned supreme in the early 2000s with their oversized baby blue velour suits, white head bands, platinum chains and braid hang-time? Unfortunately, one of the group members Kyle Norman (no, not one of the twins) has just popped back into mainstream media. But it isn't via a YouTube video of him delivering new tunes.

According to CBS News, Norman was arrested this morning (Jan. 29) on aggravated assault charges for hurting the woman he was engaged to. Atlanta police officers showed up to Norman's home on Peters Street to respond to a domestic dispute call. When they got there, they found his wife-to-be alive, but with significant cuts and bruising. The victim reportedly had a huge knot on her forehead, a cut on her nose, a burst blood clot in her eye (consistent with her claims of being punched) and had been choked both with a scarf and when he shoved her engagement ring down her throat.



The violent dispute allegedly erupted after she confronted Norman about his drinking habit. However, Kyle told the police it was because of anger about Kyle's father having cancer. Unfortunately, this is not the first report of violence from the the ex "Where Tha Party At" singer. A battle of R&B's past between Kyle and Sisqo erupted backstage at a concert at the Concord Pavilion last September.

Kyle was taken into Fulton County jail and his fiancee is being treated at Atlanta Medical Center.



http://www.vibe.com/article/jagged-e...estic-violence












Ironic :westbrooksmirk:

 
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 NBA Report: Tom Thibodeaus relationship with Bulls management believed to be beyond repair

sports | By T.O.N.Y. - 24 hours ago

By Dan Feldman
Jan 29, 2015, 11:03 AM EST
Report: Tom Thibodeaus relationship with Bulls management believed to be beyond repair

There have been no shortage of reported reasons for a rift between Tom Thibodeau on the Bulls front office:

The Bulls delaying Thibodeaus contract extension
General manager Gar Forman firing assistant coach Ron Adams
Thibodeau giving top players heavy minutes
The front office telling Thibodeau how to manage playing time
The Bulls trading Luol Deng
Forman denies any discussion about Thibodeaus job security, but theres too much wood in the fire for speculation to stop.

K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune:

several league sources believe Thibodeaus relationship with management is beyond repair.

And while there are no plans to replace Thibodeau during the season, a mutual parting of the ways after this season wouldnt surprise many league personnel familiar with the deteriorating dynamic.

If thats true, its a shame.

Forman has built a deep and talented roster, and Thibodeau has coached it well. With both in place, the Bulls have gone 62-20, 50-16, 45-37, 48-34 and 30-17. The team has typically played elite defense (this year excepted) and found ways to overcome repeated injuries to Derrick Rose.

Chicago is definitely a championship contender this season because of both Thibodeau and Forman.

Yes, Thibodeau should probably go easier on his players in games and practices, so he doesnt wear them out. But how stubborn does management want to be over this issue when Thibodeau does so much else incredibly well?

If the Bulls let Thibodeau who has two seasons after this one remaining on his contract leave, hell have no shortage of suitors. The Warriors and Lakers reportedly had interest last offseason, and Thibodeau and the Knicks have been linked. Those teams might not have vacancies this summer, but that Thibodeau drew so much interest while under contract is telling. Teams would line up for a completely available Thibodeau. But would any of them have a roster as strong as Chicagos?

The Bulls could easily get a coach whos more agreeable with the front office, but he likely wouldnt be as good in a vacuum. Is that worth the tradeoff?

Before either side asks those questions, they should work harder to repair this arrangement. Maybe it cant be saved. Maybe its too late.

Its definitely worth trying, though.

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...beyond-repair/

 
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 Video inside #TBT:"U was supposed to be my cinnamon apple...I got all yo naked pix n I'm posting them sh-ts"

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How many of you BX niggas ever went out like this when your jump off jumped off you onto another nigga?
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Article inside Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and eleven other members of GS9 plead not guilty to all 69 charges

hiphop | By bigguccisosa12 - 17 hours ago

Earlier today, Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and the eleven other GS9 members who were arrested in December all went to the Manhattan Supreme Court for their first hearing since being brought in on 69 different charges. Somewhat surprisingly, each and every one of them plead not guilty.

SHmurda, who swapped his previous attorney Howard Greenberg for Kenneth Montgomery, and Rebel both had their bail set at $2 million, and despite attempts by their lawyers to argue that the sum was excessive," the judge refused to reduce bail this time around. The crew's next hearing is set for April 22nd, at which time the judge will deliver his decisions and decide whether or not to alter the bail amount.

Refresh yourself on the 69 specific charges brought against GS9




:jaydamn: i guess this nigga not getting out, 2014 was cool :mjcry:

 
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 Jan 29 - Cops Shutdown High School Kids Trying to Earn Money by Shoveling Snow

news | By messy marv stan - 23 hours ago

“They need a permit, unpermitted solicitation is not allowed"

police chief claims they are not cracking down on kids shoveling, but rather that it was a state of emergency and should not have been out

In this particular county, anyone selling goods and services door to door must apply for a license that can cost as much as $450 for permission that is valid for only 180 days



http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop...hoveling-snow/






In America, “Land of Opportunity,” you are free to pursue your dreams of financial freedom, provided you have filled out the proper form and been extorted by the proper bureaucrat.

Two teenage boys from Bridgewater, New Jersey are getting a hard does of this statism after their pursuance of financial freedom landed them in hot water with the fuzz.

Earlier this week, Matt Molinari and his friend Eric Schnepf, both seniors in High School, were going door-to-door advertising their snow shoveling services in advance of the storm. School was out, and instead of sitting inside and playing XBOX, these two young entrepreneurs felt the fire of enterprise and decided to turn their down time into an actual dime.

However, Molinari and Schnepf apparently didn’t realize that in order to make a dime you have to pay a quarter — to the state. When the two boys were out trying to rustle up some business during what they saw as an opportunity, along came the uniformed agents of the state, to put this unapproved business venture out to pasture.

“We weren’t looking to break the law. We just didn’t know the law,” Molinari tells Jim Smith on his WCBS 880 radio show.

The cops then gave these two kids a lesson in statist economics, which consequently ended their high school snow shoveling business.

“They need a permit, unpermitted solicitation is not allowed,” Molinari said, recalling what the police told them.

In this particular county, anyone selling goods and services door to door must apply for a license that can cost as much as $450 for permission that is valid for only 180 days; after all freedom ain’t free.

“We don’t make the laws but we have to uphold them,” Police Chief Michael Jannone said Tuesday, in true statist fashion, after reading some of the online comments about the incident.

The teens’ story quickly started gaining traction in a local Bound Brook Facebook group after a resident witnessed police shaking down Schnepf after going to his door.

“Are you kidding me? Our generation does nothing but complain about his generation being lazy and not working for their money,” he wrote on Bound Brook NJ Events‘ page. “Here’s a couple kids who take the time to print up flyers, walk door to door in the snow, and then shovel snow for some spending money. And someone calls the cops and they’re told to stop?”

The two teens have, rightfully so, been met with loads of support.

After being questioned by reporters and seeing the backlash against them, the Bound Brook police chief did some back peddling and told MyCentralJersey.com they are not cracking down on kids shoveling, but rather that it was a state of emergency and should not have been out.

Unfortunately the young entrepreneurial spirit is often stomped into a sad puddle in this land of the ostensibly free. Similar bans around the country have nixed the learning stages of free enterprise by putting an end to practices such as lemonade stands and selling Girl Scouts cookies.

In October of 2013, The Free Thought Project reported on the incident in Washington DC in which dozens of cops were dispatched, not because there were armed gunman threatening to kill hostages, or because of a bomb threat, or riot, but because a group of rowdy kids would dare sell lemonade, without a permit

 
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