(CNN) — A fence collapsed during rapper Snoop Dogg’s concert in New Jersey, leaving
(CNN) — A fence collapsed during rapper Snoop Dogg’s concert in New Jersey, leaving
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Snoop Lion has some choice words for L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling
It has seemed that for an eternity, The LA Lakers have owned the city of Angels. The 16 championships. The number of legends that played for the storied franchise such as Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Gail Goodrich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar….Well you get the picture.
Only the Boston Celtics have raised more. The Lakers, however have entered an unfamiliar territory that they are generally not accustomed to: Rebuilding
After the summer of 2013 free agency, Dwight Howard left to join the Houston Rockets, leaving the Lakers with two past their prime superstars in Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Nash is injury prone at this stage of his career. Kobe Bryant suffered a devastating Achilles injury and may not return to form
The other NBA team in Los Angeles meanwhile is experiencing a renaissance. After years of being one of the most laughing stocks in sports, things have changed. In case you’re wondering the name of the other basketball franchise in Los Angeles is known as the LA Clippers.
The clippers own arguably the best point guard in the NBA (Chris Paul), A coach with a Larry O’Brien championship (Doc Rivers) an ultra athletic front court (Deandre Jordan, Blake Griffin) and a supporting cast of role players and long range shooters. The time is now for the Clippers to take centre stage
Doc Rivers recently sent a message that there is a “new” team in town. He made an executive decision to cover up the Lakers’ championship banners and retired jersey numbers at Staples during a recent preseason game replacing them with giant posters of players Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick which raised the ire of one of the newer Lakers, shooting guard Nick Young
“He can do that?” Young said “For real? That’s disrespectful. We got to talk to Doc. He can’t have that. We got to do something about that.”
“That’s a lot of pull y’all are giving Doc,” Young said, somewhat facetiously. “I think he shouldn’t come in and have so much pull like that. He’s got to earn his keep.”
It’s quite obvious that the Lakers are bleeding in the Pacific Ocean and the Clippers are the Great white Shark who smell blood in the water and are going after their prey. The Lakers as assembled have no shot of winning a championship. They may not even make the playoffs. The Clippers will be in the playoffs, it’s just a matter of what seed.
Now is the perfect time to go for the kill. The Clippers should use this and every opportunity going forward to raise their profile and brand in L.A. or even go as for as burying the Lakers into the proverbial corner that they (The Clippers) once existed in.
With the lakeshow’s depleted roster, shaky management and diminishing prestige the time is now for the Clippers……The only thing the Lakers have going forward is cap space.
Attack with no mercy.
New visuals form the Grammy Award winning producers Midi Mafia featuring Los Angeles born and bred singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger.
Less than a week before Lamar Odom‘s DUI arrest early Friday, the NBA veteran was involved in a three-car collision on the same freeway.
The crash was not reported to authorities, but Los Angeles Times reporter Adolfo Flores said his car was rear-ended by another vehicle hit by Odom’s white Mercedes on Saturday. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. near the Gower Street exit on the southbound side of the 101 Freeway, Flores said.
Flores said he got out of his car after the crash to exchange insurance information with the other drivers. When he asked Odom for his information, he said, the 6-foot-10 forward — who most recently played with the Clippers and is now a free agent — asked why he needed it. Flores said he told Odom he needed the information because they were in a car accident, to which Odom replied: “It doesn’t even look that bad.”
Flores said his car and the car in the middle of the chain-reaction accident sustained moderate damage to their bumpers. Odom’s car had damage near its driver’s side headlight, Flores said, but it was not clear if the damage was from Saturday’s accident.
After Flores finished obtaining information from Odom’s insurance form, he said he tried to hand it back to the basketball player three times, but he wouldn’t take it. Flores said he then asked if Odom wanted him to keep the document.
“No, I need it to drive,” Odom said, before finally taking the form, Flores recalled.
After exchanging their information, the three drivers went on their separate ways. The third driver could not be reached for comment.
Odom’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, did not return calls for comment.
Odom, 33, was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Friday after a California Highway Patrol officer observed him driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, CHP Officer Leland Tang said.
CHP officials said Odom was in a white Mercedes sports utility vehicle eastbound on the 101 near Sepulveda Boulevard just before 4 a.m. when he was spotted driving below freeway speeds, at about 50 mph.
A CHP report notes that Odom was driving in a “serpentine manner.” He showed signs of being under the influence of either drugs or alcohol and failed a field sobriety test, according to the CHP.
At the Van Nuys jail, Odom refused all chemical tests and was booked without incident, Tang said. Because Odom refused the chemical test, Tang said, his driver’s license will be suspended for a year.
“He did the one thing you should never not do: refuse the chemical tests,” Tang said.
Drivers suspected of DUI may refuse to take tests in the field, but once they are at a police station, they are required to take a chemical test. If they refuse, they lose their driving privileges for a year.
By obtaining a California driver’s license, drivers consent to have their breath, blood or urine tested if they are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A driver does “not have a right” to consult a lawyer beforehand, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
“If you refuse to submit to any of the tests, your driving privilege may be suspended because of your refusal,” according to the department’s handbook. It adds: “Even if you change your mind later and agree to a test, and your BAC [blood alcohol content] measures 0.01% or higher … your driving privileges may be suspended for both reasons.”
Odom was released Friday morning after spending about 3½ hours in jail.
An inventory of Odom’s SUV revealed no drugs, alcohol or other contraband, Tang added.
Odom has made headlines in recent weeks for alleged drug use, including reports last weekend that he was missing after a fight with his wife, Khloe Kardashian Odom.
His agent told ESPN that the basketball player was “not missing,” and a source told the outlet that Odom was at a Los Angeles hotel as friends tried to help him with a drug problem.
Kardashian Odom tweeted about the reports, saying it was “really hard to sit here and listen to people talk … about my family.”
If convicted of DUI, Odom would be required to submit to a mandatory evaluation by the director of the NBA’s anti-drug program, according to terms of the league’s collective bargaining agreement
Editors Note: This is an update from this previous post
Prosecutors won’t file criminal charges against Scottie Pippen for fighting with an autograph seeker who authorities say was drunk and exaggerated his injuries including faking seizures after claiming the former Chicago Bulls star punched him in the face.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Tuesday there was insufficient evidence to bring assault charges against Pippen for the altercation with Camran Shafighi at Nobu, a sushi restaurant and celebrity hangout on the beach in Malibu.
Pippen was dining with his family June 24 when he was approached by Shafighi inside the restaurant. Pippen obliged to have a photo taken but not with Shafighi, and then Shafighi followed the retired NBA forward outside into the parking lot. He again asked for a photo and an autograph from Pippen, who said no.
Pippen told investigators Shafighi became irate, “grabbing at him, cursing him and then spit in his face,” according to a report by the district attorney’s office.
Shafighi, 49, said Pippen punched him in the mouth and kicked him several times. The last memory Shafighi had before losing consciousness was seeing Pippen’s foot coming toward his face, the report said.
Pippen admitted spitting at Shafighi and pushing him away, but prosecutors said that based on witness accounts, it was unclear whether Pippen was the aggressor or acted in self-defense.
Shafighi, who has filed a $4 million lawsuit against Pippen, was taken to a hospital with a possible concussion. All tests showed there wasn’t any internal trauma, but Shafighi returned to the hospital later and told doctors he had been diagnosed with fractured ribs and ankle, the report said. The only visible physical injuries were a small bruise on Shafighi’s chin and a cut to his lip.
Shafighi, whose blood sample turned up positive for opiates and a 0.18 percent blood-alcohol level — twice the legal limit for driving — also feigned having seizures, according to the report. The seizures ended when the doctor ordered him to stop them.
The physician who examined Shafighi told investigators he believed Shafighi was “making up stuff,” the report said.
Pippen’s attorney, Mark Geragos, indicated his client will sue.
“This shakedown artist was drunk, screaming racial slurs, and assaulted my client and his family,” Geragos said. “Scottie and his family are grateful to the sheriff for their investigation and DA for their decision to reject these unfounded charges. Scottie and his family plan on holding this man accountable for his outrageous actions.”
Steve Kaplan, a spokesman for Shafighi’s lawyer Lee Boyd, said they were reviewing the report and couldn’t immediately comment.
Editors Note: This is an update from this previous post
NBA great Scottie Pippen is being sued by an autograph-seeker for an altercation that happened outside a Southern California restaurant.
Via CBS News, attorneys for the autograph-seeker filed a lawsuit for $4 million Thursday in Los Angeles. They claim their client, Camran Shafighi, asked Pippen for an autograph for his girlfriend’s son and suffered a “brutal and unjustified” attack.
According to officials in the sheriff’s department, Pippen was eating with his family June 23 in Malibu at an upper-scale sushi restaurant. They say Shafighi was taking pictures and requesting autographs both inside the restaurant and then again in the parking lot, when an argument turned violent, which ended with Shafighi being treated at a hospital for a head injury.
After the incident, Pippen was questioned but not arrested or charged.
Pippen, 47, played 17 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships as a member of the Bulls alongside Michael Jordan. Pippen was named one of the 50 greatest players by the NBA.
Pippen was hired in October 2012 to serve as an advisor to Bulls president and COO Michael Reinsdorf.
Questions will be asked if this was necessary. Police are authorized to use deadly force if their lives are threatened. Was this officer’s life threatened? Time will tell
Scottie Pippen may have lost a step or two from when he dominated the basketball court during his NBA career, but the 47-year old will still put his paws on you if you get him angry. An unidentified man found that out the hard way Sunday, June 23.
According to TMZ, Pippen and another gentleman got into an altercation outside of Nobu restaurant in Malibu, California last night. Once fists started flying, Pippen emerged the winner and his opponent was taken to the hospital.
By the time police arrived the 6’8 Pippen had left the scene. Details are still emerging. We’ll update you as more information becomes available.
Two Golden State Warriors fans were killed in a shooting following Thursday night’s playoff game in Oakland.
Two men, identified as residents of Contra Costa County, apparently were headed home from the game on Interstate 880 in a white 2010 Porsche Panamera when someone in a dark-colored SUV opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol, killing the driver, 30-year-old Christopher Beardon. The 28-year-old passenger, Terrance Marks, fled the car or was ejected as it struck the guardrail and veered into traffic, and he was struck and killed by another car. He also had been shot.
Police are seeking help from fans who attended the game and studying surveillance video from Oracle Arena in hopes of identifying possible suspects. The victims were outfitted in Warriors gear and had ticket stubs from the game, according to Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson, who spoke to local news outlets.
Police do not believe it was a road rage incident based on the evidence, including the number of shots fired.
The freeway was shut down for hours, snarling traffic leaving the Warriors’ season-ending 94-82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
It is time. The west coast needs to come back. Check out beats from Cali producer Smokinburner
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The above is a map of Chatsworth California. Have you heard of it? Likely not Here is a brief understanding:
Chatsworth is a district of Los Angeles, California, United States; in the northwestern San Fernando Valley. The district is bordered by the Santa Susana Mountains and unincorporated Los Angeles County lands to the north, Porter Ranch to the northeast, Northridge to the east, West Hills, Canoga Park, and Winnetka to the south, and the Simi Hills, Ventura County, Simi Valley to the west. The nearby Chatsworth Peak in eastern Simi Hills overlooks the district.
I guess I didn’t get you attention. Let’s get a little deeper:
Chatsworth, California produces 85% of the world’s pornographic content. All of the top female talent agencies are located in or within the Chatsworth local radius. Female performers are flown or fly to Chatsworth to work in the adult industry. All of the world’s top male talents live or travel to Chatsworth California for work. Every major and minor adult DVD Company is in the local Chatsworth radius.— Shelley Lubben
Now I got you.
A simple relatively unknown district, produces the sex you want to see. It’s shown as the sex you want to have. If your significant other won’t engage in the acts depicted in porn, porn becomes your oasis. There is a reality however. Have you ever really took time to focus on the reality of the industry? The reality of what the performers deal with is deeper than you think.
Here are a few questions:
I could go on but I do believe that you get where I’m going. Those causes are supported because people don’t want to see others suffer and will boycott anything that supports the aforementioned…..but what about porn? Shouldn’t that be boycotted? What about the suffering that’s widely enjoyed by the consumer of porn? Here is a video and some key statistics: (Note the cause of death for each performer)
The pornography industry is a destructive, drug infested, abusive and sexually diseased industry which causes severe negative secondary effects on female and male adult industry workers.
Let’s Take a few things in perspective. The main attraction in the industry are women. They are generally young uneducated with little or no money. Once they get in they are now making large sums of money but at the cost of their mental and physical well being. This applies to the men as well but not as intense.
The actors and actresses are now asked to do sexual acts with other people who most of the time they are not attracted to. Imagine having to have sex with the creepy construction worker at the local condo development. It’s not just regular sex. Your anus gets pounded. Your deepthroated until you vomit. Double Penetration???? Those are just a few to say the least. These and other sexual acts take there toll on you both physically and mentally.
It is well known medical knowledge that the exchange of bodily fluids facilitates the spread of disease. Porn actors are constantly sick with colds, throat infections and STD’s as you can see above
How does one in the industry escape such strain? Drugs and alcohol. Drugs that are abused in the industry include Ecstasy, Cocaine, Marijuana, Xanax, Valium, Vicodin etc. Porn actors do drugs because they can’t deal with the way they’re being treated. Think about how we view them. Are you going to see a porn star when they are in town because you like their acting skills? No you want to tell him/her how bad you want to fuck them.
The combination of constant physical strain, drugs, STD’s, general illness and society scrutiny is overwhelming. Most porn actors leave the industry as basket cases
I’m not here to tell you to stop watching pornography. I’m not your mother or your father. I watch it too. This is just something to bring to light that when all the cameras turn off these are human beings….human beings that are punishing their bodies for a pay-cheque and your self gratification. Think about it when you check out the latest volume of “Nut on her grill”
Shoutout to Shelley Lubben for bringing this to the forefront
West Coast Legend MC Eiht with this classic laid back Cali feel
According to mercurynews.com Katt Williams most recent performance was far less than memorable. Angry fans demanded refunds after comedian Katt Williams’ show Friday night at Oracle Arena disintegrated into chaos, with Williams delivering rambling monologues devoid of jokes and being dragged off by his own security after he challenged a heckler to fight.
Williams was already facing legal trouble over his stop in Oakland, with police arresting him in connection with a Wednesday night brawl aboard a tour van and the man he allegedly assaulted promptly suing for damages.
After Friday night’s show, angry comments from fans poured in on Facebook and Twitter, with some complaining that Williams’ show had ended after 10 minutes. Many said they expected a refund; ticket prices ranged from $33 to $94, plus service fees.
“It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Erick Lucero, who was working on the arena floor as a security guard. “The whole show went really well (before Williams’ main set). … It was a packed house, and everyone was really satisfied with the show” up to that point.
The show, which was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., started about an hour late, according to Christopher Douglas, 22, who came to Oakland from American Canyon. Williams came on stage briefly to start the show, tossed a Frisbee to the audience and told a few jokes about the election before introducing the opening acts.
“He was joking like he does in all four DVDs of his that I own,” said Douglas, a magnetic inspector at Pacific
Steel in Berkeley who was seeing Williams live for the first time. “I thought it was going to be a normal Katt Williams show.”
After the opening performances by fellow comedians and a couple of songs by Oakland rapper Too $hort, Williams took the stage about 10:40 p.m., Douglas said.
The comedian joked about selling out the arena, something he said the Golden State Warriors couldn’t do. An audience member asked about the Wednesday night brawl, and Williams said he had been released because even Oakland police were fans.
About seven or eight minutes after Williams took the stage for his set, Lucero said, he “started acting weird,” taking off his shirt and sweating profusely. Douglas said he quickly transitioned into his familiar closing bit, rattling off his various nicknames before leaving the stage.
“I was like, ‘That’s it?'” Douglas said. “After that, I saw everyone leaving … throngs of people leaving.”
Douglas and his father, who came to the show with him, left as well.
About 15 minutes passed, and between a quarter and half of the audience left, before Williams returned. Once he came back on stage the second time, Lucero said, “there were no more jokes.”
One video shows Williams sitting on a stool, hunched over, delivering a disjointed monologue about spending time in Oakland and discussing God.
In another video, a member of Williams’ entourage walks on stage and speaks to the comedian for a moment. As the man leaves the stage, Williams follows him and appears to strike the back of his head with the microphone.
A profanity-laced video posted to YouTube shows Williams challenging a heckler to come onstage and fight him and telling the person to come backstage after the show. A burly security guard hauls Williams away from the stage’s edge and to the backstage area.
Lucero said many people leaving the arena accosted him, saying they wanted a refund. Security personnel are instructed to have unhappy ticketholders contact the outlet where they bought their tickets.
Douglas said he “absolutely” felt he deserved a refund. Representatives from promoter Live Nation could not be reached for comment Saturday.
A spokeswoman for the Save Mart Center in Fresno confirmed Saturday afternoon that Williams’ show, scheduled for Saturday night, would continue as planned.
The incident Wednesday night resulted in Williams’ arrest, according to Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson, but the comedian, whose real name is Micah S. Katt Williams, was not booked into jail and has not been charged.
An 18-year-old aspiring rapper, Delvahn Mosely-Davis, sued Williams on Friday, saying the chance encounter near Oakland’s Courtyard Marriott Hotel began with fans greeting the comedy star and ended with Williams bashing him in the head with a bottle.
Williams’ Nov. 1 show in Denver ended with the comedian jumping into the crowd to confront hecklers about a half-hour after he took the stage.
Williams is also facing a $5 million lawsuit filed earlier this month by his personal assistant, who alleges he hit her in October in Los Angeles and caused permanent eye injuries.
In June 2011, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested him on charges of false imprisonment for an incident involving a man on a tractor in Palmdale, according to published reports. Between November 2006 and June 2011, Williams was arrested at least two other times on weapons charges and burglary, and he spent time in jail in those cases, according to published reports.
New Video from west coast legend WC. South Central still doing it!
Tramayne Thompson (born October 22, 1981), primarily known by his stage name Shade Sheist, is an American songwriter and recording artist from Inglewood, California. He began his career in 2000 by contributing this single “Where I Wanna Be” to a compilation executive produced by himself and local producer Damizza. After writing and recording tracks for other artists, television/film and video game soundtracks, Shade Sheist released his debut album Informal Introduction, featuring this classic “Where I Wanna Be” in 2002 under Universal Records.
For the record, I miss the West Coast…….
Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, record executive, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and a former co-owner and artist of Death Row Records. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent. As a producer he is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats.
Dr. Dre has stated that he is a perfectionist and is known to pressure the artists with whom he records to give flawless performances. In 2006 Snoop Dogg told the website Dubcnn.com that Dr. Dre had made new artist Bishop Lamont re-record a single bar of vocals 107 times. Dr. Dre has also stated that Eminem is a fellow perfectionist, and attributes his success on Aftermath to his similar work ethic. He gives a lot of input into the delivery of the vocals and will stop an MC during a take if it isn’t to his liking. However, he does give MCs he works with room to write lyrics without too much instruction unless it is a specifically conceptual record, as noted by Bishop Lamont in the book How to Rap.
A consequence of his perfectionism is that some artists that initially sign deals with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label never release albums. In 2001, Aftermath released the soundtrack to the movie The Wash, featuring a number of Aftermath acts such as Shaunta, Daks, Joe Beast and Toi. To date, none have released full-length albums on Aftermath and have apparently ended their relationships with the label and Dr. Dre. Other noteworthy acts to leave Aftermath without releasing albums include King Tee, 2001 vocalist Hittman, Joell Ortiz, Raekwon and Rakim.
Being a perfectionist can be both a Gift & Curse. The end result however for artists that stuck it out is success. Take in this classic and you will understand…Oh did I mention this track was nominated for a grammy in 1992?
Roger McBride, mostly known as King Tee (formerly known as King T), is an American West coast rapper from Compton, California.
Tee had been around the Los Angeles hip hop scene for many years alongside Ice T and Kid Frost and acted as a pioneer for the genre. In 1988 he made his debut with Act a Fool, considered a classic amongst west coast fans. Tee greatly influenced The Notorious B.I.G. with his deep voice, flow and rhyme style, which Big would at times imitate on his 1994 album Ready to Die. This classic “Dippin” was an ode to the low rider culture that has become a signature of the California hip hop culture
The Twinz are a hip hop duo from Long Beach, California, consisting of twin brothers Deon “Trip Locc” Williams and Dewayne “Wayniac” Williams. After working with Warren G on his debut album Regulate…G Funk Era, the Twinz released their own debut album Conversation in 1995, Which included this laid back G-Funk classic “Eastside Lb”.
Jon Owens (born December 19, 1975), known by his stage name Casual, is an American rapper from Oakland, California and one of the founding members of the alternative hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. After his debut album “Fear Itself” garnered both critical and commercial success, Casual went on to become one of the most prominent and recognizable faces on the Hieroglyphics roster, releasing five full-length LPs over the span of his twelve year career. Owens has garnered a following amongst devoted hip hop fans, particarularly in the Bay Area hip hop scene, largely due to his specialization in hardcore battle rhymes. This track was and still is an underground classic