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Friday, January 20, 2017

Lisa Marie Presley: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Lisa Marie Presley: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Lisa Marie Presley: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
Lisa Marie Presley: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
Lisa Marie Presley: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree 

It was never going to be easy to live up to the legacy of her famous father, but Lisa Marie Presley has done a pretty great job so far. Born in 1968 to Priscilla Presley and the king of rock’n’roll Elvis, Lisa Marie inherited the whole estate after Elvis died when she was just nine.

Though it would have been easy to let the money go to her head, Lisa Marie struck out on her own and carved out an impressive music career of her own. Since 2003 she has released three albums including To Whom it May Concern, acclaimed critically for an uncompromising bluesey style.

This was followed up by Now What and Storm & Grace, both of which performed well commercially and helped the singer to make a name for herself that was nothing to do with her father.

Back in 2007 Lisa Marie also released a truly unique single, and one which shot straight into the No 1 slot on the iTunes download chart. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of her father’s death, Lisa Marie recorded a duet of one of his most famous tracks, In The Ghetto. Proceeds from the track also benefited one of the Presley family’s charitable ventures a Presley Place Transitional Housing Campus in New Orleans.      

Music agents mn2s, a live music agency, represents Lisa Marie Presley and she is available to book for all sorts of events, from birthday celebrations to corporate events and weddings to Christmas parties. Contact her UK music bookings agents to enquire about booking Lisa Marie Presley for your next event.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr.- I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr.-  I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.-  I Have a Dream

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. 
We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back.
There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: "For Whites Only." We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream."
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.

But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
                Free at last! Free at last!
                Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

Friday, January 13, 2017

RAW - Official Trailer

RAW - Official Trailer
RAW - Official Trailer
"A film that had audiences squirming in their seats - and in some cases rushing to hospital - has debuted its first trailer. Horror film Raw charts a young student's descent into cannibalism.  "

Release Date: March 10th, 2017

About "Raw"
Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she’s a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats RAW meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge…

Director Jula Ducournau described her film to Indiewire: 'I want to hear this particular audience reacting. 
'I want to see where they will be reacting. I am very curious. 
'It’s like being judged by my peers, because myself, I am a huge genre and horror buff.' 
The French film has garnered much acclaim on the festival circuit, winning the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May. 

The film stars Garance Marillier and it will debut on March 10 in the United States after its acquisition by Focus Features.
And for those who want an even more grisly taste of what to expect from the film - which has been given a hard R rating by the MPAA for aberrant behavior, bloody and grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug use/partying - a red-band trailer was released too.

RAW - Official Trailer

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR- 2017 Crunkatlanta Magazine

neisha neshae- modern tribe , maya jones, Crunkatlanta Magazine


Crunkatlanta Magazine saying Happy New Year- Presents Neisha Neshae on cover straight outta Detroit along with Detroit Native Juan Shannon of Modern Tribe TV - look out for more collaboration with Crunkatlanta Magazine. Featured model - Maya Jones and many other features. A look back at the celebrity Deaths of 2016

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Celebrity Deaths 2016 - Gone But Not Forgotten

Celebrity Deaths 2016 - Gone But Not Forgotten
Celebrity Deaths 2016 - Gone But Not Forgotten


Gone But Not Forgotten – 2016

Celebrity Deaths 2016

04 – Robert Stigwood, Entertainment Manager – managed the Bee Gees and Cream – age 81
06 – Pat Harrington Jr., Actor – Schneider on “One Day at a Time” – age 86
07 – Troy Shondell, Singer – only big hit was “This Time (We’re Really Breaking Up)” – age 76
07 – Kitty Kallen, Singer – Big Band Era, biggest hit was ‘”Little Things Mean a Lot” – age 94
09 – Angus Scrimm, Actor – the Tall Man in “Phantasm” (1979) and four sequels – age 89
10 – David Bowie, Musician – (2) time Grammy winner influenced music and culture for four generations – age 69
11 – David Margulies, Actor – the Mayor in Ghost Busters I and II (1984 & 1989)- age – 78
14 – Alan Rickman, Actor – Hans Gruber in ‘Die Hard’ and Severus Snape in ‘Harry Potter’ – age 69
14 – René Angélil, Singer / Manager – husband and manager of Celine Dion – age 73
15 – Dan Haggerty, Actor – The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams – age 74
15 – Noreen Corcoran, Actress – Kelly Gregg in Bachelor Father (1957-59) – age 72
18 – Glen Frey, Singer / Songwriter – founded The Eagles “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” – age 67
26 – Abe Vigoda, Actor – Detective Fish on Barney Miller (1975-’77) – age 94
28 – Paul Kantner, Singer / Songwriter – co-founder of The Jefferson Airplane – age 74
28 – Mike Minor, Actor – Steve Eliot on “Petticoat Junction” – age 75

02 – Bob Elliot, Comedian – one-half of the comedy duo of Bob and Ray – age 92
03 – Maurice White, Musician / songwriter – founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire – age 74
03 – Joe Alaskey, Voice Actor – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety – age 63
04 – Joe Dowell, Pop Singer – #1 hit song “Wooden Heart” (1961) – age 76
13 – Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice – appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986 – age 79
15 – George Gaynes, Actor – Commandant Eric Lassard on the Police Academy series – age 98
15 – Vanity, Actress/Singer – lead for girl group Vanity 6; girlfriend and muse of Prince – age 57
19 – Harper Lee, Novelist – Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1961) for novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” – age 89
22 – Yolande Fox, Singer – Miss America 1951 and sang opera – age 87
22 – Sonny James, Country Music Singer/Songwriter – the first teenage country crossover #1 single “Young Love” – age 87
24 – Lennie Baker, Musician – 1950s music tribute group and TV show Sha-Na-Na (1969-2000) – age 69
25 – Tony Burton, Actor – boxing trainer to Apollo Creed and later Rocky in six “Rocky” movies – age 78
28 – George Kennedy, Actor – Academy Award for “Cool Hand Luke” also in all the “Airport” movies – age 91
29 – Gil Hill, Police Commander/Actor – Inspector Todd in three “Beverly Hills Cop” movies – age 84

04 – Joey Martin Feek, C&W Muscian – husband and wife country duo “Joey + Rory” – age 40
06 – Nancy Reagan, First Lady of the U.S.(1981-1989) Husband, 40th President Ronald Reagan – age 94
08 – Sir George Martin, Producer for the “Beatles” albums, known as “The Fifth Beatle” – age 90
09 – Robert Horton, Actor – Flint McCullough in “Wagon Train” (1957-1962) – age 91
10 – Keith Emerson, Musician / keyboardist – created Emerson, Lake & Palmer rock group – age 71
13 – Adrienne Corri, Actress – Mrs. Alexander in A Clockwork Orange (1971) – age 85
16 – Frank Sinatra Jr., Singer – son of Frank Sinatra and a talented singer – age 72
17 – Larry Drake, Actor – Benny Stulwicz on L.A. Law (1987-1994) – age 66
18 – Joe Santos, Actor – Lieutenant Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files (1974-1980) – age 84
21 – Peter Brown, Actor – Deputy Johnny McKay in “Lawman” (1958-62) and Chad Cooper in “Laredo” (1965-67) – age 80
22 – Rob Ford, Politician – crack smoking Mayor of Toronto, Canada – age 46
22 – Richard Bradford, Actor – “Man in a Suitcase” on British ITC (1967) – age 81
22 – Phife Dawg, Singer – Rapper with the group A Tribe Called Quest, also known as “Five Foot Assassin” – age 45
23 – Joe Garagiola, Baseball Player – MLB catcher and announcer and television host – age 90
23 – Ken Howard, Actor – Coach Reeves on TV show “White Shadow” & President of SAG-AFTRA – age 71
24 – Earl Hamner, Jr., Writer/Producer – created “The Waltons” TV show – age 92
24 – Garry Shandling, Comedian – “Garry Shandling Show” and “The Larry Sanders” Show – age 66
27 – Mother Angelica, Franciscan Nun – founder of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) – age 92
28 – James Noble, Actor – Governor Gatling on “Benson” (1979-1986) – age 94
29 – Patty Duke, Actress – played identical cousins in “The Patty Duke Show” (1963-1966) – age 69

06 – Merle Haggard, C&W singer/songwriter – “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive”, “Okie From Muskogee” – age 79
12 – Anne Jackson, Actress – married to Eli Wallach who died in 2014 – age 90
17 – Doris Roberts, Actress – Marie Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996–2005) – age 90
20 – Victoria Wood, English Comedienne/Actress – Britain’s most popular stand-up comic – age 62
21 – Prince, Musician – flamboyant on stage, seven Grammy Awards, “Purple Rain” – age 57

21 – Lonnie (Mack) McIntosh, Guitarist – pioneered the ‘lead guitar solo’, “Wham!” & “Memphis” – age 74
23 – Madeleine Sherwood, Actress – Reverend Mother Placido in “The Flying Nun” (1967-70) – age 94
24 – Billy Paul, Singer – Grammy Award for “Me and Mrs. Jones” (1972) – age 81

08 – William Schallert, Actor – Martin Lane (Patty’s Father) on The Patty Duke Show – age 93
12 – Julius La Rosa, Singer – “Anywhere I Wander” fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air – age 86
19 – Morley Safer, Journalist – CBS News for 52 years (1964-2016), 60 Minutes for 46 years (1970-2016) won 12 Emmy Awards – age 84
19 – Alan Young, Actor – Wilbur Post on “Mr. Ed” (1961-66) – age 96
24 – Burt Kwouk, Actor – Cato in the “Pink Panther” films – age 85
27 – Mike Barnett, Singer – co-founder of the singing group “The Lettermen” – age 89

03 – Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer – (formerly Cassius Clay) three time heavyweight champion (1964, 1974, and 1978), proclaimed “The Greatest” – age 74
10 – Gordie Howe, Hockey player – Detroit Red Wings for 25 seasons, 23-time NHL All-Star – age 88
13 – Michu Meszaros, Actor / Circus Performer – was the man in the ALF costume (ALF TV Show 1986-1990) – age 76
14 – Ann Guilbert, Actress – Millie Helper in The Dick Van Dyke Show and Yetta Rosenberg in The Nanny – age 87
14 – Ronnie Claire Edwards, Actress – Corabeth Walton Godsey on The Waltons (1972-81) – age 83
17 – Ron Lester, Actor – Billy Bob in movie “Varsity Blues” – age 45
19 – Anton Yelchin, Actor – Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek movies (2009-16) – age 27
27 – Mack Rice, Song writer – “Mustang Sally” & “Respect Yourself” – age 82
28 – Scotty Moore, Guitarist – backed Elvis in early recordings and pioneered new styles – age 84
28 – Buddy Ryan, NFL Football Coach – while defensive coordinator for Chicago Bears invented the 46 defense – age 85
28 – Pat Summitt, NCAA Basketball Coach – University of Tennessee Woman’s team (1974 – 2012) the winningest NCAA coach ever – age 64

02 – Michael Cimino, Writer/Director – “Deer Hunter”, “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” – age 77
02 – Elie Wiesel, Jewish Writer/political activist – Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Laureate – age 87
02 – Teddy Rooney, Actor/Musician – son of Mickey Rooney and Martha Vickers – age 66
03 – Noel Neill, Actress – Lois Lane in “Adventures of Superman” (1952-58) – age 95
06 – Danny Smythe, Musician – founding member of the Box Tops (Devilles) “The Letter” (1967) – age 67
16 – Bonnie Brown, C&W Muscian – family musical group The Browns “The Three Bells” – age 77
19 – Garry Marshall, Writer/Producer/Actor – created “Happy Days”, “Mork & Mindy”, “Laverne & Shirley” – age 81
27 – Jerry Doyle, Actor – Michael Garibaldi in “Babylon 5” (1994–98) – age 60
30 – Gloria DeHaven, Actress/Singer – “So This Is Paris”, “The Girl Rush” – age 91

02 – David Huddleston, Actor – Character actor “Santa Claus: The Movie” – age 85
03 – Ricci Martin, Entertainer – son of Dean Martin – age 62
06 – Pete Fountain, Jazz Musician – played with both Al Hirt and Lawrence Welk – age 86
11 – Glenn Yarbrough, Singer – The Limeliters (1959-63) “Baby the Rain Must Fall” – age 86
13 – Michel Richard, Chef/Restaurateur – restaurant Citrus in L.A. and 5 other cities – age 68
13 – Kenny Baker, Actor – played R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise also played Paploo, the Ewok – age 81
14 – Fyvush Finkel, Actor – lawyer Douglas Wambaugh on “Picket Fences” – age 93
19 –Jack Riley, Actor – Elliot Carlin on “The Bob Newhart Show” – age 80
23 – Steven Hill, Actor – District Attorney Adam Schiff on “Law & Order” (1990-2000) – age 94
25 – Jeanne Martin, Model – Orange Bowl Queen (1947) & Dean Martin’s wife – age 89
25 – Marvin Kaplan, Actor – telephone worker Henry on the TV show “Alice” – age 89
29 – Gene Wilder, Actor – Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka – age 83

01 – Jon Polito, Actor – Steve Crosetti on “Homicide: Life on the Street” – age 65
06 – Hugh O’Brian, Actor – starred in TV series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” (1955–1961) – age 91
09 – James Stacy, Actor – Johnny Madrid Lancer on “Lancer” (1968-’70) – age 79
17 – Charmian Carr, Actress – Liesl Von Trapp (eldest daughter) in The Sound of Music – age 73
24 – Bill Nunn, Actor – Robbie Robertson in Spider-Man film trilogy – age 63
25 – Jean Shepard, C&W Singer/Songwriter – Pioneered C&W for women, “A Dear John Letter” – 82
25 – José Fernández, Baseball player – starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins and Cuban refugee – age 24
25 – Arnold Palmer, Golfer – One of the greatest golfers ever, did more to popularize the sport than any other golfer – age 87
28 – Shimon Peres, Statesman – President of Israel (2007-’14), Prime Minister twice, held various offices from 1959-2007 – age 93

21 – Kevin Meaney, Comedian – “Uncle Buck” in the TV series by the same name – age 60
23 – Pete Burns, Singer/Songwriter – founded the band Dead or Alive, “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” – age 57
24 – Bobby Vee, Singer – “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” – age 73
30 – Tammy Grimes, Stage Actress – Molly in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” – age 82

03 – Kay Starr, Singer – “Wheel of Fortune” and “The Rock And Roll Waltz” – age 94
07 – Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States 1993-2001 nominated by President Bill Clinton – age 78
07 – Leonard Cohen, Poet / Songwriter – “Suzanne”, “Hallelujah” and “Bird on the Wire” – age 82
11 – Robert Vaughn, Actor – Napoleon Solo in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-’68) – age 83
13 – Leon Russell, Musician / Songwriter – “A Song for You”, “Tight Rope” and “This Masquerade” – age 74
14 – Gwen Ifill, Journalist – “Washington Week” and “PBS NewsHour” on PBS – age 61
15 – Holly Dunn, C&W Singer / Songwriter – “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me” and “You Really Had Me Going” – age 59
24 – Florence Henderson, Actress / Singer – Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” (1969 to 1974) – age 82
25 – Fidel Castro, Dictator – Prime Minister then President of Cuba from 1959-2008 then gave same powers to his brother – age 90
25 – Ron Glass, Actor – Det. Ron Harris on “Barney Miller” (1975-1982) – age 71
26 – Fritz Weaver, Actor – Dr. Josef Weiss in the mini series “Holocaust” – age 90
28 – Van Williams, Actor – Kenny Madison in “Bourbon Street Beat” (1959) & “Surfside 6” (1960) – age 82
28 – Jim Delligatti, McDonald’s franchisee – created The Big Mac – age 98
30 – Keo Woolford, Actor – Det. Chang on Hawaii Five-0 (2010 version) – age 49
30 – Grant Tinker, Television executive – Chairman and CEO of NBC (1981-’86) married to Mary Tyler Moore (1962-’81) – age 90

03 – Don Calfa, Actor – Paulie the hitman in “Weekend at Bernie’s” (1989) – age 76
03 – Billy Chapin, Actor – Little John Harper in “The Night of the Hunter” (1955) – age 72
07 – Greg Lake, Musician – founding member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Lucky Man” – age 69
08 – Joseph Mascolo, Actor – Stefano DiMera on “The Days of Our Lives” (1982-’85) & (1993-2001) – age 87
08 – John Glenn, WWII & Korean War Fighter Pilot. Marine Colonel. NASA Astronaut. Senator from Ohio (1974-99). Married for 73 yrs – first American to orbit the Earth (1962) – age 95
12 – Jim Lowe, Singer – biggest hit “The Green Door” (1956) – age 93
13 – Alan Thicke, Actor – Jason Seaver, the father on “Growing Pains” (1985-’92) – age 69
14 – Bernard Fox, Actor – Dr. Bombay in “Bewitched” and Colonel Crittendon in “Hogan’s Heroes” – age 89
15 – Craig Sager, Sports Reporter – best known for covering the NBA and for his loud suits – age 65
18 – Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian Actress and Socialite – Moulin Rouge (1952), married nine times to mostly wealthy men – age 99
18 – Gordie Tapp, Entertainer – wrote and acted on “Hee Haw” – age 94
20 – Michèle Morgan, French Actress – Joan of Paris (1942), Higher and Higher (1943) – age 96
24 – Rick Parfitt, Musician/Songwriter – rock band Status Quo; “Pictures of Matchstick Men” – age 68
25 – George Michael, Singer/Songwriter – #1 hits; “Faith”, “I Want Your Sex”, “Careless Whisper” – age 53
26 - Rick Harris,  ‘Everybody Hates Chris’-Malvo...  Actor, Comedian- From Snoop Dogg - Doggy Dogg World ft. Tha Dogg Pound, The Dramatics, Nanci Fletcher

27-  Carrie Fisher - Iconic Star Wars Actress  Dies at 60:

Happy New Year 2017 - You Are Alive!

Happy New Year  2017 - You Are Alive!
Happy New Year  2017 - You Are Alive!

Happy New Year  2017 - You Are Alive!

If you are able to read this - You are alive and hopefully well. Happy New Year.

I'm dropping all the non productive people out of my life and rolling with like minded individuals .

Friday, December 30, 2016

5 Rising Atlanta Rappers to Watch in 2017

5 Rising Atlanta Rappers to Watch in 2017
5 Rising Atlanta Rappers to Watch in 2017

5 Rising Atlanta Rappers to Watch in 2017

Doesn't it feel like Atlanta was a dominating force in hip-hop this year? You had Lil Yachty and his red dreadlocks turning up in Sprite commercials with LeBron James and helping make "Broccoli" the smash that it is. Then Young Thug released three mixtapes, including arguably his career highpoint, Jeffery. Finally, hip-hop legend Gucci Mane emerged from prison slimmed down, sober and with a whole lot to say. There was even a critically acclaimed series on FX called "Atlanta" centered around the hip-hop industry in the city. Atlanta is a force to be reckoned with in hip-hop, and 2017 is bound to produce plenty more breakthrough artists. As we saw with Chicago’s Chance the Rapper in 2016, all it takes is that one breakout song or album to become a big, grammy-nominated star. Here are five rising Atlanta rapper who you should keep an eye out for in 2017.

1. 21 Savage

21 Savage has been steadily increasing his profile over the last couple years. This year, Savage Mode, his collaborative EP with producer Metro Boomin hit number 28 on the Billboard 200 and received substantial critical attention. With charting singles like "No Heart" and "X" with Atlanta rap legend Future, 21 Savage has proven he can hang with this crowd. In 2017, he might just be leading it.

2. RobOlu

Some artists are more likely to become fringe successes than chart-topping, festival headliners, but thanks to the internet, rappers can find a following even without being "accessible." RobOlu, a Nigerian-born Atlanta rapper should see his profile rise this coming year. RobOlu's potential is best emphasized on his release Soho! where he raps over murky, minimalist beats with killer lines like "I don't pray 'cause I'm the predator."

3. OG Maco

OG Maco made a name for himself in 2014 with his hit "U Guessed It" and being part of XXL magazine's 2015 Freshman Class. Since then, Maco has stayed busy, releasing a constant stream of mixtapes. His long-delayed debut album, Children of the Rage was possibly going to come out this past summer. If it comes out next year and lives up to the anticipation, Maco will be a force to be reckoned with.

4. Young Scooter

Young Scooter is by no means new to the rap scene, having released music since 2011 and collaborated with the likes of Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Future & Waka Flocka Flame. However, Scooter has yet to experience the breakthrough moment of his cohorts. Still, his strong work ethic and consistent quality means his breakthrough should be just around the corner, it might just be in 2017.

5. YaNi

No, this isn't the Greek pianist. YaNi is a rapper from Atlanta who blends off-kilter versatile flows with soulful beats and confident statements like "My blackness ain't for sale." On her Bandcamp page, YaNi writes "My music is my story and the story of those I encounter on a daily basis. If I can change lives using hip-hop as my vehicle, my mission in life is complete."

By Kevin Kennedy

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