1. You did something that is very rare. You did a show in New York City, you’re from North Carolina, and you ROCKED it at Webster Hall, you had the crowd with you! How was that possible, being that you are a new artist AND from out of town and with NY being a very finicky crowd, they eat their own. What did you do to get the response you got? How did it make you feel?
I love New York. I love the fact that New York fans are a tough crowd, and you’ve really got to give them something to get them going. I give credit to my band Untitled, my MD, Gav Beats, and my right hand man, Vocalist Brandon Pierre for helping me put together an experience for the crowd. We put a lot of time and effort into our show, and I believe that is why we have gotten the response we get from audiences across the country, and I think the NYC crowd, that wasn’t familiar with me or my music, could appreciate the effort, the energy, and most importantly, the quality of the music that we play. And the feeling is amazing…I love to perform, and to get that kind of response from doing something you love ,from the toughest place to perform in America!! Man. What could be better than that? Read more…
By NICK CHILES
Outrage doesn’t begin to describe my reaction to the “advice” column by Too Short on the website of the hip hop magazine XXL. In the ridiculous video feature, the aging rapper basically advises middle school boys to commit sexual assault to hasten their relationships with their female schoolmates. The most astounding thing about this column, beyond the fact that somebody thought it was a good idea to select the notoriously raunchy rapper to give advice to anybody, was that the editors of XXL actually put it on their website and sent it out into the world.
As the father of a middle school girl (and a second one who is just two years away), I was so enraged and disgusted when I read the text of his XXL video that I wanted to run to their corporate offices and create a huge bonfire of XXL magazines in the lobby. I know if some little boy ever put a hand on my daughter and they found evidence of this video anywhere within sniffing distance of his dumb behind, XXL would need a building full of attorneys to fight all the lawsuits I would send their way. Read more…
WHITTIER STREET HEALTH CENTER UNVEILS STATE-OF-THE-ART 79,000 SQUARE FOOT COMMUNITY HEALTH FACILITY
— New facility to support 220,000 annual patient visits; 43% of their patients are African American or of African descent, and 92% of their patients are low-income with 60% living below the poverty line. —
Whittier Street Health Center Opens $35 million 79,000 sq. ft. State-of-the-Art Health Center in Boston. Partially funded by President Obama’s stimulus funding, the new facility is being hailed as a future model of a “one-stop” healthcare delivery system for traditionally underserved urban residents. Read more…
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