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DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC explores the definition, history, culture and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide “Mecca” of the sport.
In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.
“You can play high school or college for four years. You can play Pro for a decade. You can play pick-up … for life.”
DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC lovingly uncovers this movement through the voices of playground legends, NBA athletes, and most importantly the common ballplayer who all day looks forward to calling “next” game at their local schoolyard.
Co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts throughout NYC’s five boroughs to create their debut documentary. They traveled to a majority of the locations by bicycle, carrying camera equipment and a ball in their backpacks. The film’s title refers as much to the subject matter as it does to the method of filmmaking, providing an unprecedented perspective on urban America’s most popular, and accessible, free recreation.
Main film characters: Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Kenny Smith, “Pee Wee” Kirkland, “Fly” Williams, God Shammgod, Tim “Headache” Gittens, Corey “Homicide” Williams, Kenny Anderson, Jack Ryan, Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon, Niki Avery, Milani Malik, and the Park Pick-Up Players of NYC.

Coming Summer 2012.

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Video prilog s prošlotjednog otvorenja KvArta gdje je na košarkaškom turniru pobjedu odnijela ekipa Blackouta.

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On Thursday Kiss-FM announced that after 30 years, it would stop broadcasting on 98.7 FM and join forces with WBLS, its longtime rival in the “adult urban contemporary” radio format in New York City. The stations will merge under the motto “One Family, One Station, Our Voice,” with several Kiss-FM personalities migrating to WBLS’s roster of hosts.
Although all the talk of “merging” and “coming together” sounds nice, here’s what’s really happening: Kiss-FM is dead. Parent company Emmis Communications, who also owns Hot 97 and 18 other stations around the country, sold leased Kiss-FM’s frequency to ESPN in a deal worth $96 million. Emmis executives say that the ratings show there simply isn’t room in the market anymore for two “adult urban” stations. As of Monday, there will be only one spot on the dial for fans of old-school soul and R&B slow jams: 107.5 WBLS.

In recent years, Kiss-FM was the kind of station that played O’Jays “For The Love of Money,” Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, and a new Beyoncé track, back to back. It was a mix of soul, funk, R&B and disco catered primarily to older Black listeners, and a welcome respite from canned pop playlists during a long commute. But Kiss-FM’s importance in radio history goes beyond today’s throwback programming. Once upon a time, it was the very first station in the US to give fringe genre known as hip-hop a chance on primetime radio, helping to change the flavor of American pop culture forever.

Read the full story here.

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This Sunday Phat Phillie & Latin Prince will be organising a cookout In Canoga Park, Los Angeles.

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Svojim iskrenim i beskompromisnim rimama te energičnim nastupom osvaja publiku gdje god nastupa, a u Hrvatskoj će se prvi u to uvjeriti zagrepčani na Edinom koncertu u Aquariusu 11. svibnja. Odličnim tekstovima u kojima secira svakodnevnu, ne baš prečesto idiličnu zbilju, i to na majstorski način, prepunim sitnih detalja i neizbježnog humora Edo opravdava svoju reputaciju izvrsnog repera i koncertnog virtuoza, možda najboljeg u regiji. Zagrebačka publika imat će priliku uvjeriti se u to za otprilike tri tjedna, točnije 11. svibnja, kada Edo nastupa u Aquariusu i gdje će uz najpoznatije pjesme s prijašnjih albuma, uživo predstaviti i sve pjesme sa Štrajka Mozga te će tom prilikom pokazati zbog čega je toliko obožavan.

Na koncertu će mu se pridružiti i nekoliko gostiju s albuma, više detalja uskoro!

Ulaznice za koncert po cijeni od 50 kuna možete kupiti već danas na svim prodajnima mjestima Eventima te u Dirty Old shopu (Tratinska 22) te No sikiriki kafiću (Nova cesta 103).

Cijena ulaznice na ulazu u Aquarius bit će 60 kn.

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Directed by Rik Cordero. Statik & Term’s new album 2012 drops May 22nd.

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Rome Clientel is an MC from New York that has been in the game for a while, and now he’s preparing to release his EP called The Lost Catacombs.
One of the songs featured on the album is Warzone, recorded in 1997 and produced by then unknown Just Blaze, who also did the cuts. Check it out.

Source: 2DB

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Taken from the upcoming collaborative album titled Dead Presidentz -N- Caddies, “I’m Comin Down” is the new single from State City Music’s Yung Texxus & producer/MC Tek Neek featuring the legendary Bun B. Yung Texxus is a Killeen, Texas native and has had an interesting journey including attending Delaware State University, having collaborated with Mannie Fresh, Scram Jones, Yung Joc, Keri Hilson and more, and being signed to Scarface. Yung Texxus is now with State City Music and they’ve released this new single to critical acclaim.

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Dope vid. Cameo by Special Ed. Jeff Lucky also directed the video.

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