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Beer!? It’s What’s For Dinner! Eat Lunch Like A Boss At City Works

Let us take you out to the ball game with our roundup of baseball fun facts. Uncover the history of the ceremonial first pitch, the story behind hot dogs at baseball games, and the astonishing legend of one beer-drinking baseball player. Step up to the plate!

Have you tried cooking with beer!? City Works Executive Chefs from each of their locations across Bottleneck Management’s Restaurants competed to submit their best beer-infused dish to be featured company-wide. Check out these recipes you can try out at home.

Check Out The New Trailer For Red Band’s “Five Fingers for Marseilles” In Theaters This September!

Pistol-packing acclaimed South African western Five Fingers for Marseilles, a thrilling tale that takes its place alongside classics such as Once Upon a Time in the West and contemporaries like The Proposition and No Country for Old Men, stares down the barrel of a national theatrical release Friday, September 7, 2018.

From filmmaker Michael Matthews and screenwriter Sean Drummond comes a thrilling western set against the backdrop of post-Apartheid South Africa. Five Fingers for Marseilles takes place in a small town “governed” by dubious local officials, living in fear of a lawless mob; when an exiled outlaw returns home in search of solace and redemption, brotherhood and loyalty are fused with vengeance.

Starring Vuyo Dabula, Hamilton Dhlamini, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, Lizwi Vilakazi, Warren Masemola, Dean Fourie, Anthony Oseyemi, Brendon Daniels, and Jerry Mofokeng, Five Fingers for Masrseilles opens September 7 -across the US via Uncork’d Entertainment. Watch the full trailer below:

Bronx Native @L3THVL Signs New Management Deal With @elicit_sound

Bronx native L3THVL has been releasing a lot of new music lately. The releases have been follow ups to his last project “Lov3, Fam3 & Glory.”

Recently, L3THVL signed a new deal with the Dallas, TX based management company Elicit Sound. Elicit Sound will be helping L3THVL with his future project releases and concert bookings.

L3THVL released a new song, “Hey DJ” and three new mixtapes, “Love,” “Fame,” and “Glory” via Soundcloud, Spinrilla and My Mixtapez earlier this week. Follow L3THVL on social media: @L3THVL and watch his latest video for “On The Daily” below:

“Dragon Mountain” Starring Solo : A Star Wars Story’s Robert Morgan Premieres This August

From High Octane Pictures, the studio that brought you Jurassic Games and The Veil, comes a fire-breathing, wind-riding fantasy adventure that’ll run ‘rings’ around the competition this August! Dragon Mountain!

In a fantasy world of dragons, magic and myths, four Dwarves are mining in the dangerous Dragon Mountain when a sudden, violent explosion causes a cave in, trapping the Dwarves inside. With oxygen getting low and supplies dwindling the group must work together to figure a way out before it’s too late. But the path to freedom may not be as simple as they hope when they cross paths with a hungry creature tracking them in the darkness.

Robert Morgan (Solo : A Star Wars Story), Brent Bateman (Birdman), John Hutton (“Power”), Gys de Villiers (Vehicle 19) and Serah Henesey (Bullet) star in an exciting, steampunk adventure from filmmaker Chris Raney.

Dragon Mountain is released August 7 on VOD and September 4 on DVD.

From High Octane Pictures, the studio that brought you Jurassic Games and The Veil, comes a fire-breathing, wind-riding fantasy adventure that’ll run ‘rings’ around the competition this August! Dragon Mountain!

In a fantasy world of dragons, magic and myths, four Dwarves are mining in the dangerous Dragon Mountain when a sudden, violent explosion causes a cave in, trapping the Dwarves inside. With oxygen getting low and supplies dwindling the group must work together to figure a way out before it’s too late. But the path to freedom may not be as simple as they hope when they cross paths with a hungry creature tracking them in the darkness.

Robert Morgan (Solo : A Star Wars Story), Brent Bateman (Birdman), John Hutton (“Power”), Gys de Villiers (Vehicle 19) and Serah Henesey (Bullet) star in an exciting, steampunk adventure from filmmaker Chris Raney.

Dragon Mountain is released August 7 on VOD and September 4 on DVD.

@UMG Artists Release New Music And Videos While Announcing New Tour Dates

This Week Universal Music Group released new music from their stable of artists. Artists include J Cole, The Who and The Brothers Osborne.

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The label also released new music from some of their hottest acts as well. Those musicians include Logic, The Weeknd, Tory Lanez and more.

 

Some of the label’s hottest acts are also touring and will be in a city near you soon. Artists hitting the road include Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, and Chris Stapleton.

 

Spotify is offering a new “Country Hits” playlist. They also are offering a playlist titled, “Rock Icons,” which features more music from your favorite Universal Music Group acts.

 

 

YBN Almighty Jay Quits Rap, Says He’s Becoming Professional Gamer

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YBN Almighty Jay is an up and coming who has been making noise recently in the Rap world. His friendship with fellow up and coming Rapper YBN Nahmir has led to them teaming to form one of Rap’s latest collective.

YBN Nahmir has been gaining the most musical attention, but Almighty Jay has ceased the spotlight in other ways. YBN Almighty Jay first gained media attention when it became known that the Rapper was dating Blac Chyna.

Eyes started to shift towards the couple due to their age difference because Almighty Jay is still 18. However, the couple gained media attention recently after they were spotted getting into an altercation at Six Flags.

Gaining Rap fame and media attention has been easy for YBN Almighty Jay, but it may not be in his future. Over the past few weeks, Almighty Jay has been letting his plans for the future be known.

First the young Rapper would announce that he was quitting Rap to become an actor. He would follow up the claim recently by announcing he would instead be quitting Rap to become a professional gamer.

At first glance the gamer claim would be far fetched, but their origin story states that YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay first linked up online as competing gamers. Their competitions would led to the Rappers developing a friendship and the rest is history.

@AllDefDigital Brings The Laughs In New Episode Of “Dad Jokes”

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All Def Digital is back with another new episode of “Dad Jokes”. This time it’s the resident homies Deazy and Patrick Cloud going up against each other.

In this edition of Dad Jokes Patrick and Deazy face off. They join the SquADD in telling jokes against each other.

The first one to laugh loses and the person with the most points wins. Watch the full episode below:

Opinion: Why The Simpsons Response To The Apu Controversy Isn’t As Bad As People Think

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So I just finished watching last nights episode of The Simpsons & I don’t think it’s fair to condemn people as they try to put their best foot forward to apologize. This is coming from a person that has also watched the Apu documentary & agrees that the character was damaging.

What I got out the episode was that they were trying to explain that once something is written the reader then decides how they want to accept the message. In this case Marge is attempting to keep her daughter Lisa from stereotypical literature. Marge loves the character, but wants the character to be how she sees & remembers the character.

The problem is that the character is as the author wrote it. When later explained that the author lived a progressive lifestyle & used her literature to express her inner opinions about those issues she fought.

Marge asks how do you accept it to which the others simply drunk alcohol as a sign of ignoring it. Meaning not to be so serious about it.

With comedy jokes are insensitive & some jokes catch, but the thing is sometimes jokes become really popular. There they take on a life of it’s own then simply what can you do?

The best thing is to only try to be cautious with the future commentary because the past effects have already occurred & damage has been done. You’ll never make everybody happy no matter what you do. You can only address them in a way you’re comfortable with & move on after.

Birdman Talks Reuniting With Lil Wayne In Part 2 Of Ebro Beats 1 Interview

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Beats 1 recently released their second part of their interview with Cash Money boss Birdman. The interview offers more insight into the connection between Lil Wayne and Birdman.

During the interview Birdman Talks their kids being friends with each other. Further explaining why he must make things right with Lil Wayne.

The Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman also elaborates more to Ebro Darden why it’s important that he repairs his relationship Lil Wayne for the sake of their future. Watch the full clip below:

 

@AllDefDigital Unleashes The Battle Of The Trevors In New Episode Of “Dad Jokes”

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All Def Digital is back with another new episode of “Dad Jokes”. This time it pits two of our favorite Trevor’s up against each other.

In this edition of Dad Jokes Trevor Wallace and Trevor Jackson face off. They join the SquADD in telling jokes against each other.

The first one to laugh loses and the person with the most points wins. Watch the full episode below:

Hip-Hop’s Oldest War: The Lyricist Against The Lame

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To fully understand this battle you must first understand the origins of Hip-Hop. Roots of current day Hip-Hop trace back as far as the 1960’s and can be mostly credited to The Last Poets. The work with major record labels is what truly opened the door for today’s current Hip Hop musicians. The Last Poets are several group’s of musicians and poets who arose from the Civil Right era Black Nationalist movement. The poets were master motivators and community organizers. They were entertainers at heart with a serious message. However, they weren’t lacking in the department of swagger. They had enormous appeal and swag. The Harlem natives were the voice of the streets and they carried the streets with them like a badge of honor.

Our community has always had a direct connection with swagger and larger than life personalities. This can be traced back directly to our African roots. No pun intended, but literally it can. That’s a very significant fact. Those with swagger and larger than life personalities have always been at the forefront of Hip-Hop. They’re the soul and heart of Hip-Hop, but as Hip-Hop grows our soul and heart nears extinction.

The lame has always been a target of lyricist. As I stated earlier, Hip-Hop was birthed by the voice of the streets. When you talk about the streets you have to speak about the urban community, the poor, the lower middle class, the pimps, the bullies, the victims, the hustlers, the robbers, the rapists, the murders, the athletes, the students, the parents, the teachers, the dope dealers and most importantly the children. As of these parties play an important part in the voice of the streets and the voice of the Hip-Hop community. Most citizens of all cultures like a good underdog story and the lame has always been the underdog of Hip-Hop. The lame can be broken down into three categories: the swaggerless, the poser and the deadbeat. Each of these people are different, but essentially the same.

The swaggerless lame is the least detrimental of the lames. The swaggerless only lacks the necessary bravado needed the help them gain more community appeal. Money , cars and clothes can’t replace swagger. A homeless man with swagger is still more powerful than a rich man without swag. The poser can and can’t be harmful. The poser has swag, but their annoying wantingness to fit in is what causes them to never possess true swagger. The poser is part of the in crowd, but longs to be part of selective crowds so they pose to gain admission. Which in turn makes them lamer than the swaggerless lame. Their ability to learn to true secrets behind swagger can cause harm to the heart and soul of Hip-Hop. Finally we get to the deadbeat. The deadbeat will forever be a lame because they possess the abilities to help their family, friends and community, but refuse to do so due to their enormous ego. The deadbeat will forever bring down the Hip-Hop community because they have the power to help, but simply refuse to do so until they first see the swaggerless and poser lames help.

Hip-Hop is in the battle of it’s life because the lame has now become the person in charge of Hip-Hop. That’s a phenomenal 30-40 year growth rate. The heart and soul of Hip-Hop has always been with those who ran the streets and communicated efficiently with the community during all hours of the day.  The lame traditionally wasn’t able to do so because they weren’t allowed to run the streets growing up, were afraid to venture into certain nightlife settings and wouldn’t dare partake in any nightlife activities. All that has changed as the lame today not only does all of these things, but they all still maintain their traditional positions of working in offices and boardrooms. The lame has somehow become the voice in the meetings and the streets for the Hip-Hop community. This has been happening for much of the last decade and has no signs of slowing down anytime soon. This places Hip-Hop’s heart and soul in a dangerous position as the lame has always been the person to not be allowed in certain clubs/parties, always been the person to have their significant other taken from them and has always been clowned by those with swagger. Now they have the power and no true reason to stand up for those who have always turned a cold shoulder to them. For the Hip-Hop community to successfully continue growth this fence must be mended. The lame has went from the person not invited to house parties to the President of the record label, from the guy not being able to date the fly girl’s to the Superstar musician headlining concerts throughout the country and much of the world. These are serious times and as the old saying goes “It ain’t no fun when the rabbit got the gun”. Right now the rabbit has all the guns and they are continuing to fire ammunition. For this war to be successfully won by the true children of Hip-Hop, understanding must be reached by both sides and then a serious dialogue must ensue. Will it happen!? I’m not sure, but can it happen is the real question!?

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