Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton debated for the 20th time Tuesday night at Cleveland State University about health care, trade, Iraq and their own campaign tactics. Clinton was clearly intent on positioning herself as a fighter who could take on Republicans in the fall and all enemies, foreign and domestic, after that. Obama by contrast seemed far more interested in establishing himself as a cool conciliator, who could bridge the differences that divide his party and the nation. According to CNN estimates, Obama leads Clinton in the delegate race, 1,360 to 1,269. In all, 2,025 delegates are needed to seal the Democratic nomination. Tuesday, March 4th Primaries: Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont On the Republican side, a conservative radio talk-show host said that "he’s had it up to here" with Sen. John McCain after the GOP presidential candidate repudiated the commentator’s remarks about Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at a campaign event. "John McCain threw me under a bus — under the ‘Straight Talk Express,’ " Bill Cunningham told CNN on Tuesday, referring to McCain’s campaign bus. Earlier Tuesday, Cunningham spoke at a McCain campaign event in Cincinnati and called Obama a "hack, Chicago-style Daley politician." "All is going to be right with the world when the great prophet from Chicago takes the stand, and the world leaders who want to kill us will simply be singing ‘Kumbaya’ around the table of Barack Obama," the commentator told the crowd. Cunningham, known for his flame-throwing style, repeatedly used Obama’s middle name — Hussein — during his remarks, made as a warm-up for the audience waiting to hear Mc Cain speak. In his first public comment since Tuesday’s event, Cunningham defended his use of Hussein, which he called "a proud Muslim name."
Music writer/artist/producer Stephen "Static/Major" Garrett died unexpectedly on Monday in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. The cause of death is still under investigation. Static/Major career work consist of: Albums 2008: Suppertime Singles 2008: "I Got My" (featuring Lil’ Wayne) Songwriting/production highlights 1996: "Pony" for Ginuwine 1998: "Cheers 2 U" for Playa 1998: "Are You That Somebody?" for Aaliyah 1998: "Same Ol’ G" for Ginuwine 1999: "Eyes Better Not Wander" for Nicole Wray 1999: "So Anxious" for Ginuwine 2000: "Say My Name (Timbaland’s Remix)" for Destiny’s Child 2000: "Try Again" for Aaliyah 2000: "Come Back In One Piece" for Aaliyah (featuring DMX) 2001: "We Need a Resolution" for Aaliyah 2001: "More Than a Woman" for Aaliyah 2002: "Addictive" for Truth Hurts 2004: "Come as You Are" for Brandy 2006: "Tell Me" for Diddy (featuring Christina Aguilera) 2007: "On the Hotline" for Pretty Ricky 2007: "Juicy" for Pretty Ricky
Below is the tracklisting forFlo Rida’s debut album MAIL ON SUNDAYin stores March 18th. 1.AmericanSuperstar feat.LilWayne 2.AckLikeYouKnow 3.Elevator feat.Timbaland 4.Roll feat.SeanKingston 5.Low feat.T-Pain 6.Priceless feat.Birdman 7.Ms.Hangover 8.StillMissin 9.InTheAyer feat.Will.I.Am 10.Me &U 11.AllMyLife 12.Don’tKnowHow toAct feat.YungJoc 13.FreakyDeaky feat.TreySongz 14.MoneyRight feat.RickRoss &Brisco
PeteStrumentals - "Til I Retire/Best Believe"
"The inspiration was just my personal life, personal tattoos, what I’ve been through as a man and as an artist. The actual logo is an African symbol that means bravery and fearlessness, because in life that’s what you need when you’re going after a vision. And [when you’re] determined to make something happen in life, you have to have bravery and fearlessness" "Not the false bravery and fearlessness or foolish pride or ego, I’m talking about when they [say] you can’t start your business, when they tell you you’ll never make it as an artist or executive, when they tell you things that are negative in that respect, that kind of bravery and fearlessness in the face of adversity. That’s what we’re doing" LL is kicking off his official launch of Todd Smith with several in-store events nationwide. Meet Todd Smith at Macy’s! March 1 – Miami, FL @ Macy’s Adventura, Adventura Mall, 2- 4 PM March 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Macy’s Fox Hills, Fox Hills Mall, 2-4 PM April 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Macy’s St. Louis, Galleria Mall, 2-4 PM For more information click toddsmithny LL is also gearing up for Todd Smith, which is due out in March 21st. The album will feature appearances from Mary J. Blige, 112 and Teairra Mari. source
Jim Jones is reportedly engaged. At least that is the rumor going around.
by AF DJ Kool Herc (Clive Campbell) is suing Jay-Z, developer Bruce Ratner and Barclays bank, filing a “claim of lien” in property records that seeks the money for slavery reparations. In the claim, Herc said that Mr. Ratner and a Jay-Z worked “in concert” with Barclays, and “profited from the African Slave Trade and continue to profit from these gains, through a conspiracy dating back hundreds of years and continue to date to oppress Black people, enslave them, unlawfully deport them to all corners of the Earth.” Jay-Z, Ratner, and the Barclays are teamed up in a $4 billion Atlantic Project which they plan to build a Frank Gehry-designed basketball arena for the Nets and more than 6,000 apartments.
Yes, the word is that the yet confirmed Carter Music Group will be coming out with a new album early next year titled "The Kings of Hip Hop" which will feature duets with Nas and Jay.
NeYo was pulled over in his 2006 Range Rover in Cobb County, Ga. after driving over 100 miles per hour. He was then, according to the report, arrested for reckless driving and for not having a valid driver’s license.
Everyone was out in Hollywood last night for the 80th Academy Awards."No Country for Old Men" wins four awards, including best picture and director. Prince had an after party that lasted to the wee morning hours. Source
Sean “Diddy” Combs, who reprises the role of Walter Lee, Jr., stars in the highly anticipated, special three-hour television movie adaptation from Sony Pictures Television of “A Raisin in the Sun,” along with the cast of the award-winning Broadway revival who recreate their roles for the new film, including Emmy and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, plus “ER” star John Stamos. Based on the classic Lorraine Hansberry play, it will airthis MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Network.
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