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Thursday, July 2, 2015
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Creed, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. MUST SEE MOVIE!!!
"To Be Released November 25th 2015" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3076658/
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
For iOS device users whomever owns an current generation iPod, iPad, or iPhone found today that Apple released iOS 8.4 this morning around 11 am EST/8 am PST. The update I'm happy to say didn't take up much room & probably took 15 minutes to download & install to my phone. After a year or maybe a year & a half of buying out Beats Music for a lump sum of billions of dollars, Apple earlier this month announced they would further merge the Beats brand by merging with their existing music app, now known as Apple Music at their annual WWDC conference. The app would be offered for both Android & iOS. They would add the features that everyone loved about the Beats App but also bring it together with iTunes extensive music catalog, they announced a world wide streaming radio station Beats One Radio & promised custom curated playlists. HERE'S A RECAP OF THAT ANNOUNCEMENT.
My impressions are that my iTunes Radio favorite stations were still intact. Beats One Radio is a free feature that I think you can enjoy without having to try the free three month trial. I walked my dog & streamed Beat One Radio with Hot 97's Ebro with his show on Beats One Radio running from 6-8pm. I also enjoyed listening to Pharrell's new song Freedom & Puff Daddy's new song which he performed along side Pharrell at the BET Awards.
I'm pretty much still checking it out so am I partial to Apple Music or Google Play Music, that question I can not answer just yet. Unfortunately I was never a Beats Music subscriber so I can't tell you what was different & what I may have missed during the transition. I wouldn't necessarily tell readers here to go rush getting the three month trial. I would advice giving it a try before you knock it. However if you have a particular streaming preference then I can suggest to stick with what you like but if you want to try different music streaming apps then slowly wade in & check it out.
LET'S CHECK OUT SOME OTHER NOTABLE REVIEWS FROM OUR FRIENDS AS WELL
The 15th annual awards gala—hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross—took place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and kicked off with a performance from Kendrick Lamar. The Weeknd hit the BET Awards stage for the first time with help from Alicia Keys. Puff Daddy and the Family celebrated 20 years of Bad Boy with a medley of hits. BET honored Smokey Robinson and Janet Jackson. CHECK OUT THE LIST OF THIS YEARS WINNERS AND AS WELL AS SOME OF THE MOST NOTABLE PERFORMANCES HERE to hold you over until there is a rerun shown on-air.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF WINNERS
KENDRICK LAMAR KILLS THE MIC ON THE STAGE WITH ALRIGHT
CIARA, TINASHE, & JASON DERULO HONOR JANET JACKSON WITH A TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE
JANET RECEIVES BET ICON AWARD
THE WEEKND & ALICIA KEYS PERFORM
SMOKEY ROBINSON TRIBUTE BY NE-YO, TORI KELLY & ROBIN THICKE
SMOKEY ROBINSON STILL GOT IT
THE BAD BOY FAMILY REUNITES & CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THIS REST OF THE PERFORMANCES HERE!
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Apple had announced earlier this month at their annual WWDC that they would finally do something with the billion dollar acquisition of Beats Music & Audio previously owned by Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre that they would merge the brands into the Apple family as Apple Music which would compete against other streaming music apps such as Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, iHeart Radio & various other streaming services for music. In a few days after Google released a video online YouTube showing off improved capabilities for their streaming music service Google Play Music. And as of this past Wednesday, June 24. They updated their apps to display the new & improved Google Play music.
Available in the U.S., Google Play Music provides free, ad-supported radio for what you’re doing, how you’re feeling, or what you want to hear. Instantly start radio stations based on songs, artists, or albums, or browse by genre, mood, activity, decade, and more.
Previously in years past the way Google Play Music worked is using your Google account you could upload 50,000 of your personal songs downloaded on your computer or external hard drive to the cloud. After you went over that 50,000 you could then subscribe to Google Play All Access granting you more room in the cloud to upload mp3s. Apple Music releases this Tuesday on June 30th. Apple Music will have a free three month period & limited free features. I had found out after the fact that my Google Play Music app had updated & I could choose catered radio stations based off the mood I was feeling & the occasion. Being that I have an 16 gb iPhone I have used Pandora, iTunes Radio, Google Play Music (of course), Spotify, & various music streaming apps. With limited space on a lot of our phones streaming is the best way to still enjoy our music.
I have played with the new improved Google Play Music for the past 24 hours. I have to commend Google on the innovation of their Google Play Music app. On Tuesday, my iPhone will undoubtedly update to Apple Music & I'll kiss the old music app good bye. I'll see what free features await me from Apple (maybe in the form of Beats One Radio...come on at least give me that). However, getting back to Google Play Music. For those on a budget who may not want to necessarily shell out $9.99/month...no matter what device iOS or Android then I definitely recommend Google Play Music for your entertainment.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
In 2015, the console wars continue on as gaming giants such as Sony & Microsoft fight to the death to win over more perspective buyers that will either purchase their first gaming system or trade an older previous system like XBox 360 or Playstation 3 to XBox One or Playstation 4. Here are the recent highlights. Thanks to our friends over at Polygon for taking time out to cover this years 2015 & also condense all the memorable highlights into two 8 minute videos each for Sony Entertainment & Microsoft.
Long have our video games went from Atari, Sega & Nintendo Entertainment systems into entertainment systems capable of video calling people on Skype, watching Netflix & various other streaming systems, watching DVD/Blu Ray discs & doing much more than just simply playing games. Without further adieu here are the awesome highlights from 2015's E3 (known as Electronic Entertainment Expo). Also, we will also cover other interesting tech developments in my next blog!
SONY'S E3 2015 PRESS CONFERENCE IN 8 MINUTES
MICROSOFT E3 2015 PRESS CONFERENCE IN 8 MINUTES
E3 2015 GAME TRAILERS
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
I first heard this song on N*E*R*D's album Seeing Sounds. Make sure you get that from iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play or etc if you don't have that in your collection. Jadakiss on one of his I LOVE YOU (Dedication to the Fans) mixtape remixes the song into an inspiring Street Knowledge song called Lil Bruh. Make sure you check it out. It's dope as hell. And I'll post the original version for your listening enjoyment. And for that MIXTAPE, DOWNLOAD HERE!
WHERE JADAKISS SAMPLED & GOT IT FROM
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Harley Quinn started out as a character that was created just for Batman: The Animated Series as a girlfriend & ditzy assistant of the Joker created by Bruce Timm & Paul Dini. She became so popular that DC Comics who brought us such comic heroes & villains such as Superman, Batman, The Joker, Lex Luthor & etc decided to make her a regular character in the Batman comics books. As of last year, DC decided to take it step further by giving her own comic series. In 2016, Harley Quinn will be played by Margot Robbie as part of the Suicide Squad & DC's Cinematic Universe. She has basically become the female Joker.
Harley was first voiced by actress, Arleen Sorkin for the Batman Animated Series & Star Wars actor Mark Hamill(whom we also know as Luke Skywalker) voiced the Joker for the series. Both Sorkin & Hamill are both well noted for their iconic voices. Sorkin voiced Harley Quinn from 1992 to 2003, again in 2009 for the popular XBox 360 & Playstation Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum & Arkham City games, & then in 2011 reprise her role in DC Universe Online game. A few other actresses have voiced her as well.
Without a doubt, she has become a fan favorite & the most well known character women choose to cosplay as when at Comiccons. Here is a brief history of The Joker's girl, Harley Quinn
MAKE SURE YOU GO OUT & SUPPORT THE NEW BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GAME COMING OUT FOR PLAYSTATION 4 & XBOX ONE
There's no secret that Hip-Hop has always loved Street Fighter! You have seen Notorious B.I.G.'s Juicy video where him & his crew Junior Mafia are playing each other in Street Fighter...Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis. In 1994, there was a live action Street Fighter movie. The movie was not memorable. Probably not even Jean Claude Van Dam could save the movie as Guile.
Capcom recently announced coming later this year will be the follow up to their smash hit game, Street Fighter 4 (with Ultra, Super, etc) editions & Street Fighter vs Tekken. With Street Fighter 5 coming for Playstation 4 & XBox One. Who remembers spending tons of quarters just to play Street Fighter back in the day. And the happiness of plugging in that Street Fighter cartridge into your Sega Genesis & Super Nintendo.
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LADIES & GENTLEMEN FOR YOUR PLEASURE THE TOP STREET FIGHTER HIP-HOP & RAP SONGS I'VE COMPILED. CHECK OUT THE PLAYLIST HERE AT THE BOTTOM
Here's some gameplay footage for the PS4 exclusive title, Street Fighter V.
May contain content inappropriate for children, visit www.esrb.org for rating information
THE HISTORY OF STREET FIGHTER
Thursday, June 4, 2015
The Industry Insomniac, Cool V makes Soul Train again. Check out at http://soultrain.com/2015/06/03/qa-cool-v-good-vibez-and-better-inspirations. Much love & thanks to Soul Train for the feature. It's a well written article by Joe Walker. And it was a great Q&A interview. Make sure you keep it locked to Soul Train for more informative news. Follow him on Twitter @mrjoewalker, connect with him on Facebook, and also visit his blog ByMrJoeWalker.blogspot.com.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
From the United Kingdom the Fresh New Sensation "Olivia Louise" is killing the RnB scene lyrically with her Deep Mesmerizing Fresh Vocals. She Recently released her Single "Skin Deep" on SBTV in February.
The Vocalist drops another hit last week called Platonia.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
COOL V'S RATED NEXT: MY 1ST EXPERIENCE AT A COMICCON. WE CHECKED OUT THE 2ND ANNUAL 2015 TIDEWATER COMICCON IN VA BEACH
What's going on?! It's your dude Wayne Royale. I finally got a chance to go to a Comiccon with my partner in crime, Cool V this past weekend in Virginia Beach at the VA Beach convention center. For years ever since a kid, I've heard of the San Diego Comiccon which has grown since it's start in 1970 to now where it's not only an event where you see cosplayers, Q&A panel interviews with movie & TV stars, and exclusive movie trailer showings of your favorite action, sci-fi & comic book movie smash hits such as Dark Knight Trilogy, Disney/Marvel Movies (i.e. Avengers & Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant Man, Star Wars Episode 7 & etc).
If you never heard of this San Diego Comiccon or it's east coast version, the New York Comiccon then let me brief you on both before I talk about my experience of the Tidewater Comiccon.
San Diego Comic-Con International is a multigenre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California. It was founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, and Mike Towry; later, it was called the "San Diego Comic Book Convention." The name, as given on its website, is Comic-Con International: San Diego; but it is commonly known simply as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or "SDCC." It is a four-day event (Thursday-Sunday) held during the summer at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. On the Wednesday evening prior to the official opening of the event, there is a preview for professionals, exhibitors, and select guests pre-registered for all four days...READ MORE HERE
The New York Comic Con is an annual New York City fan convention dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. It was first held in 2006...The New York Comic Con is a for-profit event produced and managed by ReedPOP, a division of Reed Exhibitions and Reed Elsevier, and is not affiliated with the long running non-profit San Diego Comic-Con, nor the Big Apple Convention, later known as the Big Apple Comic-Con, owned by Wizard Entertainment. ReedPOP is involved with other events, including Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and PAX Dev/PAX East/PAX Prime.ReedPop and New York Comic Con were founded by Greg Topalian, former senior vice president of Reed Exhibitions...FOR MORE ON NY COMICCON CHECK THIS LINK HERE
Now, that you're hopefully up to speed on that. This event from what I gather is the second Comiccon for the Hampton Roads Virginia Beach area which was established last year in 2014. This year's event featured some pretty good guests, SyFy Network's hit television show, Being Human cast Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, & Sam Huntington, Scorpian King/X-Men 2/Arrow actress Kelly Hu, & Heroes of Cosplay cast member Chloe Dykstra. The classic 70's Batmobile was on display for audience members to take pics of & take pics in, they had several guest artists such as Chad Hardin- artist for DC Comic's the New 52 Harley Quinn series, Fabian Nicieza- most notable artist who drew Marvel's New Mutants & X-Force, Kevin Maguire- artist for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, artist Jerry Gaylord, artist Jeff Hewitt, artist Matt Slay, David (D.Clarence)Snyder- writer of the Tick comic book & also memorably for myself & Cool V we met artist, founder & creator Jabaar L. Brown of Undergrond Comixxx & Revolution Comics Magazine which series Soul & The Protectors of Sector 5 which has actors like Wesley Snipes & Michael Jai White both taking interest & being featured as characters in the comic series.
We definitely had a blast at the Tidewater Comiccon & will be looking forward to the next one. Check out this link HERE for more pics of the events.
Labels: #JABAAR L BROWN, #MATT SLAY #D.CLARENCE SNYDER #FABIAN NICIENZA #JEFF HEWITT #JERRY GAYLORD, #TIDEWATER COMICCON 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
This morning I was watching a BBC 1 Live show on YouTube with Ruff Squad, Tempah T, & others & the thing is I like Grime...UK Grime. I was watching these cats like @TempahT go hard live on the radio & the thing is rap music in the US has become so ignorant, complacent, lethargic & just so controlled by the powers that be that even when you hear radio free styles & see artists at concerts there is lack of excitement. There is still a difference between Hip-Hop and Rap music. I don't love rap music no more. It's like an ex girl or friend with benefit that you can't enjoying being with. So when I say I hate rap I'm not talking about artists such as Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole & etc rhymers that can talk about different topics in their music. UK Grime is the struggle, it's the streets, it's dealing with racism & I can identify. Check out the video I was watching at http://youtu.be/7L5RWT7qxlI & for a full playlist check it out at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmyOhL_whN1bNuy-eH85H1NM7Kvxxgcg1
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Transform your world with holograms. Microsoft HoloLens, together with Windows 10, brings high-definition holograms to life in your world.
For more info, check out Microsoft HERE