Thursday, 31 December 2015

watchnight: Word of the day for December 31, 2015

watchnight , n :
(Christianity, historical) A monthly or quarterly religious service participated in by Methodists which extended past midnight. (Christianity) A religious service involving a review of the year passed and preparation for the year ahead participated in by Methodists and members of other Christian denominations which starts late on New Year's Eve and ends after midnight on New Year's Day; hence, the night that begins on December 31 and ends on January 1. A religious or spiritual vigil. (West African) A night watchman.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Wikipedia article of the day for December 30, 2015

The Wikipedia article of the day for December 30, 2015 is Rashtrakuta dynasty.
The Rashtrakuta dynasty ruled large parts of the Indian subcontinent between the sixth and tenth centuries. Early Rashtrakuta inscriptions show their clans ruling from modern-day Manpur in Madhya Pradesh, Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh, and Elichpur in Maharashtra. This third clan overthrew Kirtivarman II and built an empire as the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta, rising to power in South India in 753. At the same time the Pala dynasty of Bengal (in eastern India) and the Prathihara dynasty of Malwa (in the northwest) were gaining force. Each of these three empires annexed the seat of power at Kannauj for short periods of time while struggling for the resources of the rich Gangetic plains. At their peak the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta ruled a domain stretching from the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in the north to Cape Comorin in the south. The early kings of this dynasty were Hindu, while the later kings were strongly influenced by Jainism. The empire was known for its literary and architectural achievements, including the Kailasanath Temple at Ellora (pictured) and the Jain Narayana temple at Pattadakal, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

arbuscle: Word of the day for December 30, 2015

arbuscle , n :
(botany) A plant midway in height between a shrub and a tree; a dwarf tree. (mycology) A branched hypha in some fungi. (mycology) The site at which a symbiotic fungus attaches to the roots of a plant and exchanges nutrients, etc., with it. (zoology) A clump of feather-like cilia (hairlike structures).

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

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Saturday, 26 December 2015

It’s A Very Kardashian/Jenner Christmas With Drake And Tyga

Gunfire Forces Rihanna, Travis Scott & Ty Dolla Sign Out Of Club

Things got pretty hairy last night at the Project Los Angeles nightclub.
A group of men began arguing and one of them fired his gun, causing pandemonium and chasing revelers out into the street.
Among the displaced partiers were Rihanna, Travis Scott and Ty Dolla $ign, who were all spotted fleeing the club.
Five men were arrested in the incident.
This doesn’t seem nearly as bad as last weekend’s almost Wild West style shoot-em up that preceded Shy Glizzy getting his chain snatched in Memphis.
Still, let’s leave our guns at home this holiday season.
It was unclear if the rumored couple were together.

Busta Rhymes "The Return Of The Dragon: The Abstract Went On Vacation" Cover Art & Tracklist

Busta Rhymes "The Return Of The Dragon: The Abstract Went On Vacation" Stream, Cover Art & Tracklist 

Busta Rhymes released the tracklist for The Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation via Instagram yesterday (December 23).
The project is slated to have 16 songs and include features from Fabolous, Jadakiss, Styles P, Chance the Rapper, Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa. Dready, Jahlil Beats and Pharrell are listed as producers for the mixtape.

Busta Rhymes' The Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation tracklist is below:
  1. Intro - The Abstract & The Dragon Speaks
  2. Hits for Days f. J. Holiday (Prod. by Dready)
  3. Choose a Side f. J Doe and Aaron Cooks (Prod. by Dready)
  4. Respect My Conglomerate 2 ft. Fabolous, Jadakiss and Styles P (Prod. King Karnov)
  5. God's Plan f. J Doe and O. T. Genasis (Prod. by Jahlil Beats)
  6. Hello f. Chance the Rapper (Prod. by Ted Smooth)
  7. Your Loss f. Mary J. Blige (Prod. Chuckie Thompson and L.E.S.)
  8. Skit - The Abstract and The Dragon Speaks Again
  9. Tonight f. Sean Paul (Prod. by Pharrell)
  10. Shawty Go f. Wiz Khalifa (Prod. by Schife)
  11. U.F.C. (Tap-Out) f. Waka Flocka and Gucci Mane
  12. Real Niggas f. Rick Ross (Prod. by Jahlil Beats)
  13. Watch How You Move f. Raekwon the Chef (Prod. by Roc Marciano and Psycho Les)
  14. In The Streets f. MF Doom and BJ the Chicago Kid (Prod. by J. Dilla)
  15. We Home f. Leaders of the New School (Prod. by Black Milk)
  16. Outro - The Final Time The Abstract and The Dragon Speaks

Busta Rhymes announced The Abstract Went on Vacation mixtape December 14 on Instagram. The project is slated for a December 25 release.
"You niggas don't work like me," Busta Rhymes says in a video post. "Until you got a CTown shopping cart full of fucking hard drives, you ain't working like me. December 25 Christmas Day, the dragon returns. The Abstract Went on Vacation. This is from me to y'all saying thank you for all the love for 25 years."
The New York rapper previews some tracks and says production on the project will come from Dready and Ted Smooth.
Busta Rhymes released The Abstract and The Dragon with Q-Tip in December 2013.
Busta Rhymes' The Abstract Went on Vacation cover art is below:

Diddy Got French Montana The Best Christmas Present Ever

Diddy French Montana

Christmas is all about trying to figure out what the hell to get for all of your friends and relatives.
Even though the best gift is the simplest: Cash.
Which is why Diddy’s Christmas gift to French Montana makes the Yuletide hall of fame.
Puff gave his Bad Boy solider a million bucks.

Rapper ‘Donkey Cartel’ Killed In Mall By Off-Duty Cop After Gun Fight

Donkey CartelDaquan Antonio Westbrook, who raps under the name Donkey Cartel, was shot and killed Christmas Eve after allegedly opening fire during an argument in a Charlotte mall, and then pointing his gun at an undercover cop.
According to witnesses, Donkey was among two groups of men arguing in the Northlake Mall. Seven shots were fired during the altercation, which sent Christmas shoppers running from the mall and caught the attention of off-duty cop Thomas Ferguson.
According to investigators, Ferguson confronted Donkey and Cartel pointed his gun at the cop. So Ferguson fired his weapon, killing the 18-year old.
Police found multiple guns at the scene.
Cartel dropped a mixtape titled Convicted Felon With a Weapon in April, and was known for his song ‘Can’t Be Touched.’

The Weeknd Releases Future Collaboration 'Low Life,' 'Pass Dat' Remix

Christmas is clearly a popular time to release new music -- everyone from LCD Soundsystem, to Miley Cyrus and Radiohead has shared new tunes. And now The Weeknd is getting in on the action.
The "Can't Feel My Face" hitmaker tweeted about two tracks on his Soundcloud account -- a new collaboration with Future called "Low Life" and a remix of Jeremih's "Pass Dat."

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Judge Slaps Harsh Travel Restriction On Meek Mill; Sentencing In February

Round two of Meek Mill’s probation hearings  ended  with the judge ruling Meek was in violation.
Mill will have his travel restricted to Philly and its five surrounding counties until February 5th, when he will be sentenced. He also won’t be allowed to perform — even in his hometown.
Meek had been in hot water for flying to the AMA’s in California in November without getting the court’s permission. There were also reports that he failed a drug test when his urine came up cold water.
According to TMZ, Meek got emotional on the stand, and pleaded that he’s no thug.
“I’m not a criminal,” he said, breaking up. “I have my queen, Nicki [Minaj] now. I’m trying to do better and feel like I can be the best rapper out there.”
He also apologized to the DA for calling her a bitch in his ‘Faded Too Long Freestyle.‘ That probably wasn’t a good idea …

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Rick Ross Discusses Drake Diss ‘Color Money; His Relationship With Lil Wayne & Birdman

Rick Ross
Rick Ross’s new single ‘Color Money’ has been the talk of the rap world for the last two days.
That’s because the Bawse seems to take after Drake — and either Lil Wayne or Birdman — in its bars. Ross addressed whether he was coming for Drizzy this morning on The Breakfast Club.
“That record is what it is, ya dig?,” Ross said. “It’s a lot of different people that’s going to interpret it a lot of different ways, and it is what it is … Let’s see how it unfold. We know how I came and how I do. I don’t play no games.”
On the ‘Color Money’ line, “I got more money than that pussy that you’re signed to,” Ross offered a clearer picture:
“Weezy’s my homie, J Prince is my homie,” Ross said. “I don’t have [a relationship] with Birdman. If you read the Source magazine you would see that, ya know right now, and really me just seeing what Wayne going through as an artist. Him being a boss. Me idolizing Birdman at a time. Me looking up to Lil Wayne. Wayne being the first artist to make so many feats—not just as an artist but an artist coming from the South. That’s something that I took personal. So for me to see the way things are transpiring I can’t respect that. And I don’t respect that.”
It sounds like Ross may well be recruiting Drake and Wayne on ‘Color Money’. Check out the interview in the link below.

August Alsina’s ‘This Thing Called Life’ Cover & Track Listing


Def Jam has done a good job of getting out their artists in the fourth quarter. Besides Kanye West and Rihanna, damn near everyone active has dropped  an album or plans to. Still, it’s hard to believe that August Alsina is releasing his sophomore album, This Thing Called Life, on December 11. The promo feels light this time around, as August isn’t riding through with a hit single like ‘I Luv This Shit.’
This Thing Called Life is set to have appearances from Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Jadakiss and Anthony Hamilton. Pre-order through iTunes on December 4.

1. This Thing Called Life
2. Job (Feat. Anthony Hamilton & Jadakiss)
3. Why I Do It (Feat. Lil Wayne)
4. Hollywood
5. Hip-Hop
6. Change
7. Dreamer
8. Been Around The World (Feat. Chris Brown)
9. First Time
10. Would You Know?
11. Song Cry
12. Other Side
13. American Dream
14. Look At How Far I’ve Come
15. The Encore

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘TPAB’ Named Rolling Stone’s Best Album Of The Year

Kendrick To PimpKendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly was probably rap’s most polarizing album of 2015.
Mainstream music mag Rolling Stone has just named it the best album of all in their annual top 50 albums of the year list.
“Musically, lyrically and emotionally, Kendrick Lamar’s third album is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece – a sprawling epic that’s both the year’s most bumptious party music and its most gripping therapy session. The music mag gushes. “A rap superstar at last, after years on the underground grind, Lamar wrestles with the depression and survivor’s guilt that followed his fame and success by turning to heroes from Ralph Ellison and Richard Pryor to Smokey Robinson and Kris Kross to Nelson Mandela and Tupac. He lives large. He contains multitudes.”
Third on Rolling Stone’s list was Drake’s surprise album/mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.
Also of note was The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness at number 5, Future’s Dirty Sprite 2 at 26, Vince Staples’ Summertime 06 at 35, and Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife at 44.

Bobby Shmurda May Be Released From Prison This Week

Bobby Shmurda bail deniedIt’s been almost a year since Bobby Shmurda got locked up on drugs and guns charges.
The problem is his $2 million bail, which Epic Records has made clear that they won’t put up.  Shmurda and his revolving team of lawyers have tried to have his bail reduced four times, and four times they have failed.
Now there are reports that his current legal team and prosecutors are meeting this week to discuss his bail situation, and there’s a chance something can be worked out.
That certainly won’t end Shmurda’s problems — his trial starts on February 22 and he’s facing up to 25 years.
But at least he would be able to enjoy Christmas at home.
Update:  TMZ reports Bobby’s aunt has put up several properties to help pay for his bond, and that the family is working with bail-bondsman to the stars Ira Judelson.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Lil Wayne Is Going On Tour With Rae Sremmurd

Lil Wayne RaeBy January, Lil Wayne’s recently repaired elbow should be close to 100 percent.
He’s going to need all of his limbs functioning in the new year because he’s going to be embarking on a 19 city The Dedication Tour with Rae Sremmurd as his opening act.
The Dedication’s announced dates run between January 21st and March 6th, and the tour hits mostly smaller cities like Bethlehem, Pa. and Richmond, Va.

Tidal subscribers can purchase tickets starting Wednesday, and they will be available to the general public beginning Friday.

Here are the dates:
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016: El Paso, Texas, El Paso County Coliseum
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016: Hidalgo, Texas, Statefarm Arena
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016: Corpus Christi, Texas, AmericanBank Center
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016: Southaven, Miss., Landers Center
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016: Lafayette, LA., Cajundome
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016: Bossier City, LA., CenturyLink Center
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016: Fayetteville, N.C., Crown Coliseum
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016: Richmond, Va., Richmond Coliseum
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016: Wallingford, Conn., Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016: Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016: Rochester, N.Y., Blue Cross Arena )
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016: Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016: Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center†
Friday, Feb. 26, 2016: Dayton, Ohio, Wright State University Nutter Center
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016: State College, Pa., Bryce Jordan Center
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016: Youngstown, Ohio, The Covelli Centre
Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2016: Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thursday, Mar. 3, 2016: Bloomington, Ind., Assembly Hall
Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016: Lincoln, Neb., Pinnacle Bank Arena

Drake Is Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist Of 2015

Drake smileHip Hop completely dominated Spotify’s Most Streamed Artists in 2015 United States list.
Drake edged his Canadian crony The Weeknd for the most streamed artist in the U.S. Kanye West, Ed Sheeran and Eminem rounded out the top five.
The 6 God was also the most streamed artist globally, with over 1.8 billion total plays.
As you can see below, the top five U.S. albums were an all Hip Hop affair, led by Drake. Check out all of the data:

Top Five Artists in U.S.
1. Drake
2. The Weeknd
3. Kanye West
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Eminem

Top Five Males in U.S.
1. Drake
2. The Weeknd
3. Kanye West
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Eminem

Top Five Females in U.S.
1. Nicki Minaj
2. BeyoncΓ©
3. Rihanna
4. Ariana Grande
5. Lana Del Rey

Top Five Tracks in the U.S.
1. ‘Trap Queen’ – Fetty Wap
2. ‘The Hills’ – The Weeknd
3. ‘Earned It’ (Fifty Shades Of Grey) – The Weeknd
4. ‘Uptown Funk’ – Mark Ronson
5. ‘Lean On’ (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer

Top Five Albums in the U.S.
1. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
2. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
3. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
4. Dark Sky Paradise – Big Sean
5. SremmLife – Rae Sremmurd

Top 5 Global Artists (also Top 5 Male Artists)
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd
Maroon 5
Kanye West

Top 5 Global Female Artists
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Ellie Goulding

Top 5 Global Tracks
“Lean On” (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer
“Cheerleader”– Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit – OMI
“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson
“See You Again” (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa
“Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding

Top 5 Global Albums
Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
Peace Is The Mission – Major Lazer
Title – Meghan Trainor

2 Chainz Wins Notorious ‘Thot’ Lawsuit

2 Chainz thot girlYou are now free to call a women a thot without the risk of legal ramifications.
Christine Chisholm had filed a $5 million lawsuit against 2 Chainz because of a humiliating backstage video he posted to his blog last year. Throughout the clip the hashtag #isthisyothot is flashed on the screen.

However, a federal judge in North Carolina just ruled that calling someone a “thot” does not constitute “extreme or outrageous conduct”, and dismissed the case.
Chisholm had also tried to up the ante in her lawsuit be claiming 2 Chainz had hired a hitman to kill her. But that apparently didn’t register with the judge.

Rick Ross Addresses Meek-Drake Beef On ‘Color Money’

Drake Meek rossRick Ross was put in a bad position when Meek Mill went after Drake this summer.
On the one hand, Meek is a MMG solider. But on the other, Ross has a pretty good relationship with Drake — who’s also the bigger star.
In Ross’s new track ‘Color Money’ he clearly makes reference to the Meek-Drake beef.
Color money got your bitch out on a world tour
My lil homie made a million on his girl’s tour
We back to back and down to whack a nigga unborn
Miami niggas got them changing all the gun laws
So run Forest got some shooters and they dying too
I got more money than that pussy that you’re signed to
But is he dissing Drizzy in his bars?
‘Back To Back’ was Drake’s Meek diss, ‘Run Forrest’ is a line from the Drake hit ‘0 to 100′, and the last line quoted sounds like it could be a reference to Birdman or Lil Wayne.

North West poses with Scottie Pippen's daughter on a playdate

Kim K's two-year-old daughter, Nori, who is usually seen hanging out with her cousin, Penelope, spent time with basketball star- Scottie Pippen's daughter Sophia on Tuesday. His wife Larsa shared the photo on her page. Both girls posed with their miniature cars.

Chelsea fans see what your new £600m, 60,000 seater stadium will look like

Chelsea Football Club have submitted plans of their new 60,000 capacity stadium to the Fulham and Hammersmith council. The stadium will still retain the name Stamford Bridge and will cost an estimated £600m. Included in the application are plans to build a club shop, museum and a separate restaurant/cafe zone.

If Chelsea are given the go ahead by the council to build the stadium, construction could begin as early as May 2016, with the club vacating the premises at the end of the 2016-17 season to play home matches in London's Wembley stadium.