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Many scoffed at the idea of a $100 mixtape, but Nipsey Hussle got the last laugh after successfully peddling 1000 units of Crenshaw less than 24 hours after its release. Earlier today, the Los Angeles native posted a photo on his Faceboo...
Many scoffed at the idea of a $100 mixtape, but Nipsey Hussle got the last laugh after successfully peddling 1000 units of Crenshaw less than 24 hours after its release. Earlier today, the Los Angeles native posted a photo on his Facebook page thanking Jay Z for purchasing 100 copies. "Shout out to Jay Z for buying 100 copies of ?#?Crenshaw?!," read the caption. The accompanying flick showed a stack of CDs we assume were set to be shipped out. Considering Hov's pledge to #newrules and his high standing on the Forbes' list, we can see why he'd support such an ambitious attempt. The sales campaign was part of Neighborhood Nipsey's #Proud2Pay initiative. In a self-penned explanation published via Rap Radar, the rapper said, "The reason I chose to charge $100 dollars each copy and only start with 1000 units is because I tailor making my music for those who are listening…it's not about stepping outside of what I'm known for in hopes of new discovery." Read Nipsey Hussle's full explanation here. See the picture he posted on the following page. -- Photo: Life + Times The post Jay Z Bought 100 Copies Of Nipsey Hussle's $100 Mixtape [PHOTO] appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired.
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Guernica shares a blues playlist for everyone affected by the U.S. federal government shutdown. The new issue of Granta features a Paul Auster short story. The Rumpus interviews singer-songwriter Erin Lyndal Martin. ...
Guernica shares a blues playlist for everyone affected by the U.S. federal government shutdown. The new issue of Granta features a Paul Auster short story. The Rumpus interviews singer-songwriter Erin Lyndal Martin. Flavorwire lists odd book-to-musical adaptations it would like to see. The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviews Nick Antosca about his short story collection The Girlfriend Game. StyleBistro offers tips on what to wear to a Pearl Jam listening party. The shortlist for Canada's Giller Prize have been named. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Dennis Bock and his novel Going Home Again. Music blog aggregator Elbo.ws is shutting down. NPR Music is streaming the new Avett Brothers album Magpie and the Dandelion. Literary agents talk to Monkey See about what attracts them to unpublished writers' works. Polica offers a track-by-track breakdown of the band's new album Shulamith at Drowned in Sound. The New Republic is posting a series of articles this week about publishing. R.I.P., Pogues guitarist Phil Chevron. McSweeney's Internet Tendency shares Walter White's "I am the one who knocks" speech from Breaking Bad as written by famous authors. Win 4 And Other Stories books in this week's Largehearted Boy contest. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns. also at Largehearted Boy: previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture) 100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels) Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book) daily mp3 downloads Largehearted Word (the week's best new books) Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics) musician/author interviews Note Books (musicians discuss literature) Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases) weekly music & DVD release lists
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Some new photos of the BMW 4-Series Convertible were leaked as of recent via BMWBlog. As expected, the 4-Series Convertible replaces the outgoing BMW 3-Series convertible for the new generation and of course, it is essentially a 4-Series...
Some new photos of the BMW 4-Series Convertible were leaked as of recent via BMWBlog. As expected, the 4-Series Convertible replaces the outgoing BMW 3-Series convertible for the new generation and of course, it is essentially a 4-Series Coupe with its head chopped off. Click here for more news on the BMW 4-Series. Due to the photo leak, this usually signifies that there’s an impending reveal on the horizon. That said, details weren’t spared, but it’s not unreasonable to assume that the 4-Series Convertible will receive the same 2.0L TwinPower Turbo four-banger and turbocharged 3.0L inline-six available in the 3-Series sedan and 4-Series coupe. Much like outgoing 3-Series convertible, details point to the use of a folding hardtop once again instead of resorting back to far less complicated and much lighter soft top system. The 2014 BMW 4-Series will receive full exposure for a worldly debut at this year’s 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Source: BMWBlog
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Peter Guber is one of the most successful yet grounded business leaders I have a pleasure of calling a friend. There are many sides to Peter and chances are you may know him from one of his many distinguished ventures, - Chairman and CEO...
Peter Guber is one of the most successful yet grounded business leaders I have a pleasure of calling a friend. There are many sides to Peter and chances are you may know him from one of his many distinguished ventures, - Chairman and CEO of the multimedia Mandalay Entertainment Group - Past president of Sony Pictures - Producer of popular motion pictures including Batman, Rain Man, The Color Purple, just to name a few - Co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Golden State Warriors - Author of the best-selling book Tell to Win - Professor at UCLA School of Business In this special edition of Revolution, hosted by the Pivot Conference, Peter and I sat down to discuss his experience in taking traditional business models and modernizing them for the connected economy. Most notably however, Peter also explores the differences in competing for the present versus competing for the future. When you compete for the future, you are simultaneously earning market share through customer relationships while also chasing a vision…a vision that leads you to new horizons beyond the ordinary. Competing for the moment tends to produce a culture of management where scale, efficiencies and optimization reign supreme. The difference is that competing for the future tends to result in a culture of leadership and innovation. History shows that businesses that focus on a higher purpose outperform those that dwell on the bottom line. Perhaps it’s time for all of us to compete for the future…today. I think you’ll find Peter’s thoughts refreshing…I also found them inspiring. Use code “BrianNetwork” to save 30% when you register to attend Pivot in New York. Shot on location at The Scratch Bar in Beverly Hills. Subscribe to BrianSolisTV
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The Senators head out to California for three games. After a brief stop at home, the Senators will continue their season-opening six game road trip with the first of four games on the American west coast. The big news in the lead up to ...
The Senators head out to California for three games. After a brief stop at home, the Senators will continue their season-opening six game road trip with the first of four games on the American west coast. The big news in the lead up to this game has been Jason Spezza's status, with him labelled as questionable for today's game by Paul MacLean yesterday. Spezza for his part expected to be fine and he was on the ice for practice today. UPDATE: Spezza will not play. Here are the lines: Michalek - Da Costa - RyanMacArthur - Turris - ConacherGreening - Smith - NeilKassian - Pageau - Condra Méthot - KarlssonCowen - WierciochPhillips - Corvo Anderson (starter)Lehner Here are the Kings lines from the good people at Jewels from the Crown. Some interesting debate in there regarding Jonathan Quick and our very good friend Andrew Berkshire. Brown - Kopitar - WilliamsCarcillo - Richards - CarterClifford - Lewis - FrattinFraser - Stoll - Nolan Regehr - DoughtyMitchell - VoynovMartinez - Greene Quick (starter)Scrivens Some thoughts for tonight: Jason Spezza appears to be good to go tonight. Hopefully this isn't something that will linger on all season. UPDATE: He is not good to go. Stéphane Da Costa beat out Mika Zibanejad for a spot on the roster, but can't seem to beat out Matt Kassian for a spot. A tough Kings team will wear down the Senators and we need Kassian to protect the kids and provide some leadership in the room. Also best players play. UPDATE: Da Costa will play on the top line tonight. He did pretty well there in the preseason. It will be harder tonight. This is going to be a tough test for the Senators. The Kings have not started the season well, but they were one of the Stanley Cup favourites at the start of the season. They have elite goaltending (except on Monday), a great group of forwards and a defence. Robyn Regehr on the top pairing seems to be puzzling though. Will Bobby Ryan score tonight? This will continue to be asked until he does. Until his next slump. Craig Anderson makes his third consecutive start to start the season. He was a 94.1% goaltender last year and this year he has regressed to...94.8%. Wait a minute! How long can the second line continue to keep up their domination? Forever I hope. A Kassian - Pageau - Condra line really confuses me. I don't know what to say about this. Here are some stats leaders for the two teams tonight. Category Ottawa Los Angeles Player # Player # Goals Erik Karlsson 1 Jeff Carter 2 Assists Kyle Turris 3 Anze Kopitar 2 Points Kyle Turris 4 Jeff Carter 2 Shots Jason Spezza 13 Jeff Carter 12 Average Ice time Erik Karlsson 26:36 Drew Doughty 26:12 Category Ottawa Los Angeles # Rank # Rank Goals For 2.50 16th 2.00 20th Goals Against 2 6th 3.33 22nd Corsi Close % 58.5% 4th 50.3% 15th Fenwick Close % 56.3% 8th 46.7% 21st Shots For 41 2nd 27.7 22nd Shots Against 38.5 30th 30 12th
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This is our neighborhood go-to sushi bar. We were the very first customers at Takao when it first opened and we have been going ever since. We just let Takao do “his thing.” From upper right corner – marinated jellyfis...
This is our neighborhood go-to sushi bar. We were the very first customers at Takao when it first opened and we have been going ever since. We just let Takao do “his thing.” From upper right corner – marinated jellyfish with cucumber, Abalone, Japanese tiny shrimp with caviar, Blue Crab with Spicy Mayo Sauce Spanish Mackerel with scallions, ginger, carrot and daikon Japanese fresh scallop, uni, shaved summer truffles, pink peppercorns Dish presented Matsutake mushrooms, shrimp, Ginko, Pickled Ginger, Japanese lime Tempura of a Natto Roll, Tempura Green Onion Grilled Yellowtail with mushrooms  soy reduction sauce Toro Sushi Not pictured – Salmon Skin Hand Rolls Uni Squid Hand  Roll For the freshest fish, for the most interesting preparations – the is THE place to go. Filed under: Southern California, Takao - Brentwood
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Glee actress Naya Rivera was spotted yesterday afternoon (October 8) for a quick pick me up at a coffee shop out in Los Angeles, California. The recently engaged starlet sported a comfortable look in a pair of black Chanel sweatpants an...
Glee actress Naya Rivera was spotted yesterday afternoon (October 8) for a quick pick me up at a coffee shop out in Los Angeles, California. The recently engaged starlet sported a comfortable look in a pair of black Chanel sweatpants and grey sleeveless t-shirt. Check out the gallery up top for more of Big Sean‘s wife-to-be. ( PHOTOS: FameFlynet)
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Contrary to popular belief, the best hangover remedy is not Mickey D's. According to Chinese researchers, it is ... Sprite. Yes, that soda no one ever drinks. The scientists studied 57 bevera...
Contrary to popular belief, the best hangover remedy is not Mickey D's. According to Chinese researchers, it is ... Sprite. Yes, that soda no one ever drinks. The scientists studied 57 bevera...
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A recent press conference was held at Porsche’s North American headquarters where Jalopnik has learned that the Zuffenhausen-based automaker will be adding some updates to their lineup. Such updates include the Porsche Bosxter, Cayman, t...
A recent press conference was held at Porsche’s North American headquarters where Jalopnik has learned that the Zuffenhausen-based automaker will be adding some updates to their lineup. Such updates include the Porsche Bosxter, Cayman, the introduction of the latest 911 Targa, and the midsized Macan crossover SUV. Porsche will be revealing new GTS variants of the Boxster and Cayman at this year’s Beijing Motor Show in April with upgrades including a hike of 15hp each, a standardized manual cog swapper with Porsche’s PDK still optional, standard Porsche Active Suspension management and more. The Macan on the other hand is still on track to be revealed at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show i November, donning either a 3.0L turbocharged V6 for the base model or a more powerful 3.6L variant. Pricing is said to start at $52,000 for the base model and $75,000 for the S and Turbo models. A new 911 Targa will also show itself at the Detroit Auto Show next year with a base price of around $100,000. Based on the latest Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, the new Targa is said to offer a new and clever automatic sliding roof. No official word has left Zuffenhausen from the lion’s den, though you can still head to Jalopnik to read what they have to share. Source: Jalopnik
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Is there anything better than an elimination game in the MLB postseason? Or if you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates or St. Louis Cardinals, is there anything more tense? On Wednesday night, the divisional rivals will battle it out in ...
Is there anything better than an elimination game in the MLB postseason? Or if you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates or St. Louis Cardinals, is there anything more tense? On Wednesday night, the divisional rivals will battle it out in Game 5 of their National League divisional series for the right to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS. There isn't much separating these clubs, so the stage is set for another epic October matchup. When: Wednesday, October 9 at 8:07 p.m. ET Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri Watch: TBS; TBS.com or your mobile device Pittsburgh Starter: Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1.50 ERA, five strikeouts this postseason) St. Louis Starter: Adam Wainwright (1-0, 1.29 ERA, nine strikeouts this postseason) Preview Could these teams be more even? The Cardinals were 97-65 in the regular season; the Pirates were 94-68. In 24 meetings, the Pirates hold a 12-11 edge. The Cardinals have scored 15 runs in the series; the Pirates have scored 14. Boy oh boy, Game 5 is going to be fun. The Cardinals have certain advantages, of course. According to the Associated Press (via ESPN), the Cardinals are "7-1 the last three years when facing postseason elimination." They not only have more postseason experience, but they also have the home crowd behind them. Oh, and Wainwright is pretty darn good under the bright postseason lights. In five postseason starts in his career, he's 2-0 in 30 innings pitched with 36 strikeouts and just 10 earned runs allowed. He'll face youngster Gerrit Cole, who dazzled in a Game 2 win for the Pirates. This has the looks of an old-fashioned pitching duel, especially considering the way both teams have hit. For both teams, getting their table-setters at the top of the lineup will be key. Starling Marte for the Pirates and Matt Carpenter for the Cardinals each have just one hit and one walk in the series. If one of these two steps up, it could be the difference. At least the stars have shown up. Carlos Beltran continues his history of dominating in the postseason, with two home runs and six RBI in this series. Meanwhile, Andrew McCutchen has arguably been the best player for either team, hitting .412 with a .545 on-base percentage and scoring three runs. And then there's Pedro Alvarez, who has mashed three home runs and knocked in six RBI. In what is likely to be a low-scoring game, one swing of the bat could be the difference. So who will be the October hero? Prediction Before this series began, I predicted the Cardinals would win in five. I can't back out of that pick now. At home, with plenty of experience in these situations and Wainwright on the mound, the Cardinals will be too tough for the upstart Pirates to beat. The Cardinals win, 2-1.
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