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[NEWS] UZI VERT RETIRING?

You better enjoy Lil Uzi Vert while you can him because the rapper  says his career will be over soon! Fresh off the release of his Pluto x Baby Pluto release with Future, Uzi is looking to call it quits after two more albums.

The collab album is the second of the year for him following the massive success of his solo Eternal Atake album. That does not stop him from looking at his future.“I’m dropping 2 more albums then I’m out,” Uzi said in a tweet and delete.

Do you think he’s telling the truth? Comment below!

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[LaBodega][News]DJ Spinbad Suddenly Passed Away

Chris Sullivan, also known as DJ Spinbad was a Legendary disc jockey who came out to be one of the best in his time, has suddenly passed away today November 11th 2020, at the young age of 46.

DJ Spinbad was born on 23 October 1974, in Queens New York.

DJ Spinbad was a great one, who was known around the world, he was a DJ, producer, tour dj for Russell Peters and remixer on New York City’s radio station WHTZ.

He was loved by so many, his death has come as a sudden shock to the DJ community and in the hearts of his loved ones.

His cause of death has not been made known to the public at this time.

DJ Friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Chris Sullivan.

His death confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to his family.

‘RIP @djspinbad.

One of the best to ever do it.

His #Mixtapes are still unbeaten.

Creative as hell cuts so clean and always original.

A huge influence on me and countless others!!

Such a sad loss!!

Rest in Power!!

As positive as I’m trying to be for the rest of the year.

2020 just keeps fucking with me.

Today we lost another legend and inspiration to so many DJs young and old.

@djjaimeferreira and I were just listening to his mix the other day.

May you Rest In Peace king

[PHOTOS: DJ Spinbad / Facebook]

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[LA BODEGA] QUARANTINE TALK:BARBARA BLACK

Welcome to the 8th edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email, zoom & phone.

The Artist & Band we have featured is Barbara Black  From Spain

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SO. What are your Names?

Where you’re from?

What first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

BB. We are Bárbara Black (Vocals), Nitro Destruction (Drummer), Javier Peláez (Guitar), Carlos
Cone (Guitar) and Daniel Buffalo Márquez (Bass).

We are from Spain.

I personally was interested in writing about my feelings or people stories and singing as a way of expressing myself and relating to the world.

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
BB. When I usually write lyrics I am inspired by people stories related to feminism, animal rights
or gender violence. I also tell personal stories such as a paranormal anecdote I lived or a car
accident I had. But I also take inspiration from other artists. For example, writers like Poe or
Bécquer, characters from series or movies (The Queen of the Damned, Interview with the
Vampire, Jeepers Creepers, Game of Thrones), photographers like Nat Enémede, Javier
Bragado or Tony Madrid transmit me a lot; illustrators like B. Lacombe, fashion designers as
Palomo Spain, tattoo artists like Kat Von D or Monique Péres, or even video games like Dark
Country. All of this helps me to create the visual and auditory world that surrounds my
band.

SO. How would you describe your sound?
BB. Our sound is born from the roots of rock with the power of today’s metal. The new album
Love, Death & Flies is our hardest sound. You will find in the lyrics Victorian streets, dark
passages and a decadent romanticism and it will drive you to reach the zenith in
“Damnified”, a reflection of the approach to wilder southern sounds. I am a passionated
singer so there are powerful voices that fly through melodies, screaming and opera. And
what I really like the most is the sharp guitars and devastating drums.

SO. What is your creative process like?
BB. We are used to start from a sketch and then we develop together the structure, harmony
arrangements etc. But sometimes we rely on technology and send each other ideas to work at home
individually.

SO. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
BB. It would be a dream to collaborate with Doro Pesch, Alter Bridge, In this moment,
Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, Sixx A.M and many more!

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
BB. Thank you so much for all your love and support you give us and above all in the two
crowdfunding’s we did that made or albums possible.

SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

BB. I am a very good teacher!! Hahahahah my students are happy studying Music or English
with me.

SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
BB. Travelling.

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
BB. We love bands as Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Halestorm, Sixx A.M, or Shinedown
because of their compositions and quality sound. I personally love original voices such as
Doro Pesch, Janet Gardner, Maria Brink, Eric Martin, Russell Allen and many more!

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
BB. Be constant until you get your dream.

SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
BB. Too many things hahahha.

SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
BB. We are dreaming about big festivals, it is our true dream.

SO. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?
BB. www.barbarablackrock.com
www.facebook.com/barbarablackoficial
www.youtube.com/barbarablackofficial
@BarbaraBlack_
www.instagram.com/barbarablackoficial
Thank you so much for this great interview!!

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[LA BODEGA] Ja Rule To Launch Tech Media Company

Hip Hop artist JA RULE is preparing to launch a new media company, ICONN.

ICONN’s goal is to connect worlds, To connect creators and consumers.

JA RULE commented, “ICONN is a monetization platform with a social feel.

A powerful robust tool for creatives that connects them directly with their fans/consumers.

In a way the consumer can think of ICONN, like an AMAZON, we provide human services in the entertainment space.

Those services range from a variety of things such as booking talent for live events to celebrity hair stylist, fashion stylist and makeup artist.

The live component offers a different experience where creatives are offered monetary features such as tipping, private live requests, live scheduling and charitable live options.

It’s all about connecting fans with celebrities and those that live in that space on a day-to-day basis and ICONN brings that to the consumer!”

For more information, check out www.iconn.me/.

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Check out New Music from TheJ-Erk

Elijahwahn “TheJ-Erk400” Hendrix is one member of “AK Renegades” a Hip hop group from Denver, Colorado. Being newly signed to the upcoming indie label “Snow Citty Entertainment”, They are making big waves in the indie music scene across the map. Enj, popularly known as talented African-American Rapper & Song Writer “TheJ-Erk who was born on Oct 5, In Wichita, KS.

The music industry professionals have hand picked this young talent to take the music industry by storm. His music is Hip-Hop with R&B influence, and he delivers soul felt excellent lyricism with a catchy melodic, his
hooks effortlessly blend all his songs together. His style, vibe and sound is unique, truthful to his upbringing an in a class of its own. TheJ-Erk grew up listening to Pac, DMX, UGK, Boosie & Webbie, Twista & Do or Die. R&B artists like Jagged Edge, are high a top his list of influences.

EnJ started his music journey back in high school where he was once in a talent show that gave him second place, at the time he seemed to have a natural born talent for rapping. Although he was not as serious at the time about music as basketball an girls. Still figuring out life, he made the choice to make music then At the age of 15 tragedy struck and his best friend was murdered, an a local house party. TheJ-Erk was loss which lead to his incarceration at age 20, he would not zee the streets again untill the age of 31. It’s was after this long painful decade with our any of his loved ones TheJ-Erk new it was time for a career change. Not only to save him but the loved ones around him also. After this realization the potential to be a great Musician became his career. The action to be great begins. So with a strong fan base his region is behind him. Look for this hard working mean to climb the charts with ease. singles include “Slidin Days” the rhythm filled dance slapper, “Street Raised” a heart felt Melody of growing up in the streets and two of the members having lost there Mothers at such young ages this song was made to tell a story, a Whooride story. Then you have “Mold Bread” & “Stick Talk” . His debut album “Razor Wire & Prison Dreams” is available now on all streaming platforms. An his new single “Road To Riches” just hit number 15 on the Midwest’s top radio charts. TheJ-Erk say’s “He just wants his music to touch the heart of every ear”!! Well his music is hot in the streets , So What else can you say!! Look him up lady’s and Gents he will be around for a while! Listen to THEJ-ERK https://allmylinks.com/thejerk400 Follow TheJ-Erk on Social Media Follow TWITTER https://www.Twitter.com/Thej_erk400 Follow FACEBOOK @ https://www.facebook.com/thejerk400 Follow INSTAGRAM @ https://www.instagram.com/thej_erk400
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[NEWS] JUSTIN BIEBER BREATHES GOD AND LOVE INTO HIP HOP

The incline in America’s divorce rate has been growing massively each year since the 70’s. In 1970 the divorce rate was 3.5% and today the divorce rate stands at an amazing 39%. The divorce rate is not the only thing on an incline. The percentage of people not wanting to ever marry is at staggering 37%. Society as a whole has shifted from traditional marriage and relationships. Hip hop is a good reflection of this. Hip hop has always been known to glamorize being single, being wealthy, having many sexual partners, cheating and simply down playing love. Justin Bieber’s newest music video “Holy” which features Chance the Rapper is a unique visual that breathes a new energy to hip hop.  The refreshing and positive visual even puts an emphasis on God which is rare to find in hip hop these days.

Justin Bieber uploaded the visual “Holy” in September. The song was produced by Jorgen Odegard, Jon Bellion and the video was Directed by Colin Tilley. Tilly worked with Bieber 10 years prior on his video “Never Let You Go”. When Tilly heard the song he was instantly interested and wanted to know more about the song. When Tilly asked Bieber what the song meant to him, he replied  “I could be having the worst day in the world but what kept me going was the love I had with my wife which is the meaning behind “Holy”. He also wanted it to hit people on a real level. Before the covid pandemic the world was overwhelmed by the fast life, always busy with careers and being on the run. People had lost sight of what was really important in life. Covid caused many people to lose their jobs and people were forced to step back, rethink what life truly means and what is important to us. “Love is what is getting us through these difficult times.” Bieber says. He also stated “The idea of strangers helping each other can change the outcome of everything. That’s the light at the end of the tunnel. The visual was shot as a movie with actual scripted scenes to make it feel authentic with a clear message. It artfully shows the strength in love and sings god back into hip hop. This may just be the start of a new trend.

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Written by @dahlia_koca

 

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[La Bodega] Jay-Z Creates ‘Monogram’ Cannabis Line

CALIVA, a cannabis store and online marketer/seller of marijuana, edibles and oils is the home of Grammy Award-winning billionaire rapper and entrepreneur JAY-Z’s new cannabis line, MONOGRAM which launched on FRIDAY (10/23).

JAY-Z became CALIVA’s Chief Brand Strategist last year.

CNN reports, “No info on the site on a release date for MONOGRAM, but encourages customers to signup to be “first in line for the drop.”

JAY-Z also added a new playlist entitled “MONOGRAM: Sounds From The Grow Room” was also released on his streaming service platform, TIDAL.

Music from BOB MARLEY, THE BEATLES and RIHANNA are featured.

The site says, “MONOGRAM marks a new chapter in cannabis de

 

fined by dignity, care and consistency.

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It is a collective effort to bring you the best.

This is a humble pursuit to discover what the best truly means.”

CALIVA CEO DENNIS O’MALLEY is quoted on CNN as saying, “We think this is a sea (of) change in terms of the visibility to the industry.

We take this partnership with a lot of responsibility, a lot of humility, a lot of accountability moving forward.”

MONOGRAM joins a growing number of celebrity-designed marijuana lines including those from SNOOP DOGG, WHOOPI GOLDBERG and MARTHA STEWART.

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[NEWS] AMBER ROSE TELLS KANYE “LEAVE ME ALONE “

Kanye West  has made some less than flattering comments about Amber Rose over the years. During a 2015 interview with The Breakfast Club, he claimed he needed to take “30 showers” after the breakup, insinuating Rose was promiscuous. Rose suggests maybe he does that so his wife Kim Kardashian gets a different idea of what their life together was like.

“You share two years with someone, you take them around the world, you buy them all the jewelry, you shout out to the world how much you love them and how much fun you have with this person, and then the person decides that this isn’t what they want their life to be,” Rose told No Jumper. “I opted out. I don’t want my life to be like that. I’m not that type of person.

“And I don’t know if he says things to make his wife more comfortable, but to slut-shame me and say you needed 30 showers, like, bro, you took me around the world. Since when do you need 30 showers?”

More recently, Kanye called her a “prostitute” at one of his campaign rallies.

“He just called me a prostitute at his rally,” she said. “Ten years later. Just leave me alone. I don’t talk about you. Obviously, it comes up in interviews ’cause it’s a big part of why I’m famous so I try to give good interviews and not shy away from that, but at the same time, it’s like, ‘Bro, leave me alone.’”

At the end of the day, Rose thinks Ye lashed out at her because he was hurt by her decision to end the relationship. She told Everyday Struggle told Joe Budden, “I still have never said anything mean about Kanye. This is after six years of bullying from him. This is after six or seven years of constant bullying from him.”

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[NEWS] RAEKWON TO TELL HIS “CUBAN LINX LIFE”

WU-TANG CLAN’S Raekwon to tell his Cuban Link life through 1st Memoir in 2021.

Raekwon The Chef is now an official author. The Wu-Tang Clan Alum is scheduled to release his first book “The Story Of Raekwon in 2021.” The veteran rapper’s memoir will be published by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster and New York Times bestselling author Anthony Bozza serves as Raekwon’s co-writer.

“This is my story, from being a wide-eyed kid full of hopes and dreams, through hard times and sadness and so many situations I’m amazed I survived,” Raekwon said in a press release. “This is all of it, the good, the bad, the ugly, the whole truth and nothing but.”

The book joins Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 3 album and The Purple Tape Filedocumentary in his arsenal of upcoming projects. Raekwon has confirmed the Doc to drop before the end of 2020.

“Definitely get ready for it before the beginning of next year,” he said. “We gonna be ready to surprise the world. So, it’s a couple of things that’s going on, but I’ll keep some of it under my hat until the time is permitted.”

He continued, “You guys are gonna go crazy when you see The Purple Tape Files documentary. It’s something to look forward to. I mean, we saw the Jordan shit. We saw Jordan’s documentary, so I think right now I’m next up when it comes to what the world is about the see. You’re gonna be pretty much be blown away.”

Raekwon hasn’t announced specific release dates for his memoir, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 3 or The Purple Tape Files. Earlier this year, he celebrated the 25th anniversary of the original Only Built 4 Cuban Linx LP.

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[NEWS] 50 Cent: Vote for Trump!

 ‘Vote for Trump’ ” I Don’t Care Trump don’t like Black People say the Queens Rapper.

50 Cent apparently isn’t a fan of Joe Biden’s proposed tax plan. After seeing a news report on the top tax rates by state, the New York City-based television mogul took a screen shot and headed to Instagram to urge his 26.2 million followers to vote for Donald Trump.

“WHAT THE FUCK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) I’m Out,” he wrote in the caption. “FUCK New York The KNICKS never win anyway. I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya fucking mind.”

50, who amassed an estimated $30 million fortune during the course of his career, clearly doesn’t want Uncle Sam taking such a massive cut from his income. Under Biden’s plan, New Jersey and California residents who make more than $400,000 per year could also face a more than 60 percent tax rate, while the rates in New York state could reach 58 percent.

Although we all know 50 to be a jokester do you think 62% is too much? Leave your comments below!

 

-Boom

50 cent

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