Photos: iHipHop & Friends @ SXSW 2012

 |  March 21, 2012
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On Saturday March 17, 2012 iHipHop, Babygrande and The Madbury Club put on a one of a kind SXSW showcase at Haven in Austin, Texas. Thousands left happy after witnessing the legendary GZA of Wu-Tang Clan perform alongside Grammy Award winning Latin funk band, Grupo Fantasma (Brownout). In addition to this monumental performance, Jet Life, Marz Lovejoy, Flatbush Zombies, T. Mills, The Airplane Boys and Mod Sun all took the stage to deliver incredible showings, while DJ Statik Selektah held down the wheels of steel for the evening. For those in attendance, click through this slideshow to relive this eventful occasion, and for those who couldn’t make it, click through to check out some tremendous photos from the showcase. All photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future. Copyright 2012 Gadfly Communications, Inc.

LL Cool J On Hosting 2012 Grammys

 |  January 18, 2012
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The Grammys haven’t had an official host in seven years. But this year they’ve named LL Cool J as this year’s MC. The 54th Grammy Awards will air February 12th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

“I’m thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night. I will always have fond memories of my first Grammys Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true.”

This Audi A8 L car was built to compete with the V12 Mercedes-Benz S600 and BMW 760LI sedans with it’s W12 engine and an MSRP of $133,500 dollars.  Here are the details courtesy of the Robb Report:

Audi’s W-12 engine—essentially two narrow-angle V-6s conjoined on a single crankshaft—displaces 6.3 liters and employs direct fuel injection for extraordinary responsiveness and impressive fuel efficiency. The result is an ample 500 hp and 461 ft lbs of torque, delivered to all four wheels through a suitably cutting-edge 8-speed automatic transmission. Sixty miles per hour arrives in about 4.4 seconds—more than a second sooner than its V-8-powered sibling.

Heating, ventilation, and massage functions for front and rear seats are available, as are reclining “executive” rear seats with private-jet-style extendable footrests. Audi’s dazzling, Google Earth–integrated GPS navigation system is standard, as is onboard Wi-Fi hotspot capability, with Internet connectivity through the car’s own 3G cellular setup. Among the car’s few options, the 19-speaker, 1,400-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system is a magnificent must-have.

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