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Walter Mercado, Astrologer for Millions of Latinos, Dies At 87

Walter Mercado, the astrologer who endeared himself to millions of Hispanic television viewers for more than three decades, died Saturday in Puerto Rico.

Sofía Luquis, a spokeswoman for the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital in San Juan, confirmed Mercado’s death with The Associated Press and said he died from kidney failure.

Mercado was well-known across Latin America and in the United States for his horoscope readings and predictions.

His career began by chance when he was asked to fill in for a Telemundo program in 1969.

Prior to becoming an iconic psychic, Mercado worked as an actor and dancer.

Mercado’s reading of the horoscope was a hit and in 1970 he began his regular broadcast segment reading horoscopes and offering predictions for Telemundo Puerto Rico.

The way in which Mercado delivered his predictions was just as beloved by his fans as the messages themselves. Mercado was a fan of grand colorful robes and outfits accented with gems and brooches that dazzled.

With his trilled “r’s” and dramatic readings, Mercado made an art form out of his work.

Speaking about his style with The Miami Herald, Mercado once said, “I have always liked to speak to people very directly. I have used astrology to send positive messages: ‘You can do it, even if you fall, get back up again.'”

His broadcasts reached an estimated 120 million Latino viewers daily for more than three decades.

Mercado’s flamboyant character stood out to much of what was being broadcasted across Latin America television at that time.

At the end of his program, Mercado would sign off by saying “Pero sobre todo, mucho, mucho, mucho amor,” or “Above all, much, much, much love.”

 

 

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Radio Host Angie Martinez Suffers Severe Injuries After Car Accident

Radio host Angie Martinez was involved in a devastating car crash recently.

The Power 105 radio legend took to social media on Monday morning (Nov. 4) to clear the air that she was recovering from major injuries suffered in the “severe” wreck.

“I’ve always believed in angels and mine was with me the other morning.

I was in a severe car accident and sustained a fractured lumbar and shattered vertebrate,” she said.

“I’m recovering and will be for some time, but I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to do that,”I Wanted you all to hear it from me first and know that although this is a different time, I am in the best spirits possible and determined to be back and better than ever soon! God Bless and I deeply appreciate all love & prayers.”

The 48-year-old host recently launched WeTV’s Untold Stories of Hip-Hop series, which takes a deep dive to uncover rare stories in artists’ careers that the public never knew about.

 

 

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Dr. Dre To Be Honored By Grammys

Dr. Dre, who has produced hits for EminemTupacSnoop Dogg and more, will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work.

The Recording Academy announced Friday (Nov. 1) that its Producers & Engineers Wing will pay tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on Jan. 22 at Village Studios in Los Angeles.

Dre has won six Grammys, three of which he took home as a producer or engineer.

Born in Compton, he broke out on the music scene as a co-founding member of N.W.A., producing some of the group’s groundbreaking 1988 debut album, “Straight Outta Compton.”

He went on to produce his own hits and multi-platinum albums, along with crafting music for Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Eve, Jay-Z, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Xzibit, the Game, Anderson .Paak and many more.

 

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KEVIN GATES MEDITATED FOR DAYS

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Kevin Gates posted some very amazing stage shots early this morning. The caption on the post read “People thought he was crazy!!!” Meditated for days and then elevated to greatness!!!”. This statement leading his followers to wonder if Kevin has indeed meditated for days.  It also leads people to question if this is a part of his big success. Kevin Gates is currently on his “I’m Him Tour” filling huge auditoriums. The picture that accompanied Kevin Gates post was nothing short of amazing and beautifully artistic. The photographer was tagged in his post as Tenzin Sherab.

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Rosalia’s Con Altura Hits 1 Billion YouTube Views

The rising Spanish singer’s hit “Con Altura” featuring J Balvin and producer El Guincho has notched up one billion views on YouTube.

Helmed by Director X, the “Con Altura” video sees the trio start a party on a plane and its star shows off some of her signature flamenco moves.

The clip hit YouTube late March 2019 and has logged 28 weeks on the video streaming platform’s global list of most popular music videos.

In late August, “Con Altura” went on to win a brace of trophies at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, in the choreography and Latin categories, making her the first Spanish winning-artist in VMAs history.

Rosalía photographed on Sept. 3, 2019 at The 1896 in ­Brooklyn.

It’s currently Number 3 on YouTube’s Top Music Videos, making it the most successful video by a female artist in 2019.

The Catalan pop artist has enjoyed overwhelming critical acclaim for her contemporary, urban-music twist on flamenco. For a feature article published in Billboard Magazine, Ron Perry, chairman/CEO of Columbia Records, which signed Rosalía in the United States, described the artist as “a once-in-a-generation talent.”

Rosalía photographed on Sept. 3, 2019 at The 1896 in ­Brooklyn.  Styling by Samantha ­Burkhart Michael Kors Collection dress, Piers Atkinson headpiece, Pleaser boots with Amy Shehab jewelry, Bvlgari earrings, ring and bracelet.

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The Notorious B.I.G & Whitney Houston Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for 2020.

Sixteen artists are eligible for the honor, nine of which have been nominated for the first time: The Doobie Brothers, Pat Benatar, Whitney Houston, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy, Dave Matthews Band, Soundgarden, Motörhead  & The Notorious B.I.G.

PHOTO: Notorious B.I.G. and singer Whitney Houston are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 2020 class.

Rounding out the ballot are Todd Rundgren, Depeche Mode, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nine Inch Nails, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk and MC5, all of whom have been nominated at least once before.

Of the first-time nominees, glam-rockers T. Rex have been eligible since 1994, along with both The Doobie Brothers’ & Thin Lizzy’s first year of eligibility was 1997.

German electronic group Kraftwerk has received 5 previous nominations.

For eligibility artists need to have released their first “commercial recording” at least 25 years ago.

Starting today and continuing through Jan. 10, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET, you can vote for your favorite nominees at RockHall.com, via Google by searching “Rock Hall Fan Vote” or any nominee name, or at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland.

The five artists with the most votes make up a “ballot” that will be counted with the voting committee’s ballots.

The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be held at Public Auditorium in Cleveland on May 2, 2020.

For more info, visit RockHall.com

 

 

 

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Fresh Prince of Bel-Air spin-off is in the works

Get ready for some fresher “Prince.”

Will Smith, currently starring in the new action film “Gemini Man,” is revisiting his “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” roots and working on a reboot of the 1990-96 NBC series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Westbrook Inc., a new media company founded by Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, is developing a “spin-off” of the sitcom, which still pays syndication and streaming royalties to its star. The Reporter offered no further details about the project.

Rumors of a reboot have popped up in the two-plus decades since the show went off the air, as the cast still stays in touch and reunites on occasion. When E! asked Smith about a potential remake in 2016, he quickly shut down the possibility, saying, “I don’t think ever, like pretty close to when hell freezes over. Like we’re going to leave that one alone.”

But he was more coy in 2017 when UK talk-show host Graham Norton asked him about the possibility, to which Smith replied, “Man, I’d have to be Uncle Phil in that one!” — referencing the well-to-do relative (played by the late James Avery) who took in the teenage, fictionalized version of Smith on the sitcom.

Still, the reboot news may not surprise his fans: He recently did another “Fresh Prince” money grab by releasing a jazzy new line of athletic wear inspired by the show. But you better shop fast: items are only available through Monday.

 

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A Nipsey Hussle Biography “The Marathon Don’t Stop” Is On The Way

Nipsey Hussle biography is in the works, according to Complex (Oct. 8).

 The book takes a deep dive into the life of the late Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles earlier this March, and will be written by VIBE founding editor Rob Kenner.

The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle is due to release on March 24, 2020.

There will be commentary from Nipsey himself and interviews with those closest to him featured in the biography.

“The last time I spoke with Nipsey Hussle, he told me, ‘I ain’t outside giving out jewelry or dropping off bags of money on people, but I’m giving out game,'” Kenner told Complex. “This book is my attempt to help fulfill that intention.”

“Although the biography was not authorized by Hussle’s family, portions of the proceeds will be donated to Nipsey’s estate” says Kenner.

“He was one of the most fascinating artists of our time, as well as an important activist and thought leader, but he received relatively little acclaim during his lifetime,” Kenner.

“I wanted to do my part to help set the record straight.”

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X-RAIDED ANNOUNCES MAJOR PROJECTS COMING SOON

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X-Raided took to Instagram a few hours ago to announce that he has major projects in the works. X-Raided’s fans have proven to be loyal as they were dedicated to his music even while he was incarcerated for so many years. Now that he is out, his fans have been patiently waiting to see his next move. X-Raided is about to deliver in a major way with “Psycho Analysis” I think his projects are sure to engage his audience and draw them in with his personal experiences and adventures through his physique.

His Instagram post was written as fallows

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I’ve decided to take it all the way back. I am presently re-creating, re-producing, re-recording, remixing and remastering all of the classics starting from the beginning of my career. The project is called “Psycho Analysis.”
🔹 “psy·cho·a·nal·y·sis
/ˌsīkōəˈnaləsəs/
noun
: a system of psychological theory and therapy which aims to treat mental disorders by investigating the interaction of conscious and unconscious elements in the mind and bringing repressed fears and conflicts into the conscious mind by techniques such as dream interpretation and free association.”
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We are about to study my life and career together through my music. I will be releasing the project as series of albums 12 songs at a time, chronologically listed. The songs are in the order that I wrote them to give clarity on my state of mind during each period of time. This will allow for discussion surrounding the environmental influences that created the specific psychological atmosphere within my mind to cause these particular lyrics to come out of me.
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These are the first 12 songs we will be examining:
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1. Everybody Killa
2. Every Single Bitch *
3. Still Shootin’
4. Use Yo Nina
5. LIquor Niggas & Triggas
6. Wanna Get High
7. Witta Mask On
8. Checc Yo Bitch *
9. Deuce-Five to Life *
10. Hell Razor *
11. Deadly Game
12. Macaframa **
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*Found beat
**Done
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Artwork by: @mistahrain
This is not the final artwork. I’m not sure what I want on the cover yet. Still want to see what @dikulz has in mind.
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I’m working with @pyramidmusicgroup @venezistudios and @wave_freqz to make this project a reality.
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So far I have amazing beats from: @rozayxbeats @illmindedmusic @brainofblapgang @prod_by_kyle_keith and of course @joeyy_mystro. I’m listening to what everyone else can come up with too. Tag a producer you feel deserves a chance.
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I’m doing a docufilm, video diaries (performing and breaking down the songs), plus videos for each song with @rickthedirector @420ambassador and @infgang
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I’m completing a biographical lyric and picture book for the project as well with @imrobertrand
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I’m 100% focused. This is not a test and I’m not gonna change my mind. Psycho Analysis is coming soon.

 

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TYLER PERRY OPENS STUDIO IN ATLANTA! [NEWS]

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TYLER PERRY OPENS STUDIO IN ATLANTA – Tyler Perry is the first African-American to own a studio outright. The studio has no proprietary partners or corporate backing….

It’s owned fully by Perry the first-ever of its kind! Not to mentioned the sound stages were built on what was once a confederate army base in what Perry calls “Poetic Justice”

Perry is the creative director behind 22 movies, 20 plays, and eight TV shows. But that’s not all: the 50-year-old writer, director, and actor just built a 330-acre movie studio complex in Atlanta, featuring a dozen sound stages named after black Hollywood icons. The Star studded grand opening attended by everyone from Oprah to Halle Berry was the epitome of black excellence.

“You know, the studio’s gonna be what it is,” Perry said. “I’ll tell you what I’m most excited about next is pulling this next phase off, is building a compound for trafficked women, girls, homeless women, LGBTQ youth who are put out and displaced, somewhere on these 330 acres, where they’re trained in the business and they become self-sufficient. They’ll live in nice apartments. There’s daycare. There’s all of these wonderful things that allows them to reenter society and pay it forward again; That’s what I hope to do soon.” To learn more about Perry’s studio and the opening click on the link below!

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 05: Colin Kaepernick and Nessa attend Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images)
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