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Herbie Hancock: Future Shock

Herbie Hancock is from the land of the “Go.” That’s Chicago, and it’s a longshot, but maybe part of the Windy City’s proficiency in Hip-Hop music can be traced back to Hancock’s use of scratching in “Rockit” [Note: Peace to Grandmixter DXT]. After all, though Hancock had long been considered a giant in jazz circles,… Read more »

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Do Or Die’s Belo Gets 10 Years For Murder

Do or Die member Belo pleaded guilty to second degree murder yesterday (October 11) for the shooting death of Raynard “B-Dog” Pinkston in November of 2002.   According to The Chicago Sun-Times, Belo, born Darnell Smith, will receive a 10-year sentence for the crime.   Prosecutors said Pinkston and Smith were watching two people fight,… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 6 Picks

Dear Readers, Due to the magnitude of this week’s games and high volume of questions for the Original All Hip-Hop NFL Picks about the Others’ Picks. I will be taking all questions immediately following Sunday’s game. Sincerely, The Rowdy One p.s. Getcha Popcorn Ready 1pm games:   Minnesota Vikings (1-3) vs. Chicago Bears (2-3) Location:… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 5 Wrap-Up

First let me say, I apologize to all of you guys this week for being late with the write-ups.  With work and family, this past week has been very hectic for me and I will try my best to get my write-ups and picks to you A.S.A.P.  You guys have been very responsive to the… Read more »

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Rapper Common Launches The Common Ground Foundation

Chicago rapper Common has announced the launch of The Common Ground Foundation Inc., a San Francisco based global initiative to educate and empower urban and disadvantaged youth.   The rapper’s foundation will also focus on HIV/AIDS prevention programs targeting youth in communities around the world, specifically Africa.   “I always believed that if we started… Read more »

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National Runaway Switchboard Honors Ludacris

Rapper/actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and his Ludacris Foundation will be honored next month during the National Runaway Switchboard’s (NRS) annual Spirit of Youth benefit.   Ludacris and the Foundation will receive the organization’s 2007 “Spirit of Youth” award at the event, which will take place Nov. 1 in Chicago.   The “Spirit of Youth” award… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 5 Picks

Last week, we saw some big losers.  The Mets were bumped from the play-offs on the last day of the baseball season, easily giving them one of the biggest collapses in sports history.  There were some big upsets in college football.  Some big upsets in the NFL.  And finally, we saw Marion Jones upset because… Read more »

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Keke Palmer: Cool Kid

At 14, Keke Palmer has almost a dozen movies under her belt and has made appearances on network television shows Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and The Cold Case Files. For the last five years, she’s quietly been filling her resume with appearances and bursts of notoriety for projects like The Wool Cap and… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 4 Wrap-Up

1pm games:   Atlanta Falcons (1-3) def. Houston Texans (2-2) Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA Score: 26-16   Okay, maybe I spoke too soon last week when I said the Falcons need to switch their starting QBs. Now that I think about, I didn’t, Joey Harrington still stinks.  But he had a hell of a… Read more »

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