Andre 3000,probably the illest mc/musician on the planet.

This first song is featured on Fonsworth Bentleys upcoming album c.o.l.o.u.r.s. this song features a host of talent including kanye, sa-ra and longtime friend of Fonsworth, Andre 3000 who absolutely kills this track with his verse.

This song was originally a called Player’s Anthem and featured Three 6 Mafia, though it was later remixed into Int’l Player’s Anthem.UGK and Outkast feature on this remix.I love the video and once again Andre 3stacks murders the track.Rest in peace pimp c who passed away earlier this year.

This song is by sleepy brown and is featured on the barbershop 2 soundtrack it features Outkast and the hot video is by brian barber,once again 3 stacks…….

This song is on the idlewild soundtrack.Im not sure who the lady singing along is but it sounds a bit like badu.This shows a different facet of this mans talent. oh,the song is called Tic-Toc.Enjoy

ICONS-Jesse Owens.

“I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.” –Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens was born James Cleveland Owens on September 12, 1913, in Danville, Alabama. His parents, Henry and Emma Owens, were poor sharecroppers who struggled to support their eleven children. The children had to help out the family by working as often as possible, and by the age of seven, James Cleveland was picking cotton in the fields along with everyone else.

When James Cleveland, who was called “J.C.” by his family, was eight years old, his parents decided to move the family to Cleveland, Ohio, in hopes of finding more lucrative employment. J.C. was enrolled in school, and on the first day the teacher asked him his name. He replied, “J.C.”, but the teacher interpreted this as “Jesse,” and the name stuck. Young Jesse worked part time jobs doing such things as delivering groceries and working at a greenhouse. Despite being somewhat sickly, Jesse began to realize that he liked to run.

The Olympic games of 1936 were to be held in Nazi Germany, and Adolph Hitler intended to showcase his blond, blue-eyed German athletes as the epitome of Aryan superiority and dominance. Nazi commentators made derisive remarks about the supposed “inferiority” of African American athletes who would represent the United States in the Games. The whole world was watching the outcome of these Olympic Games—it was here that Owens’s triumphs in track and field events made him a hero of American sports history.

First he took the Gold Medal in the 100-meter dash (another African American, Ralph Metcalfe, took the Silver). The next day Owens was to compete in the long jump event. Three attempts were allowed for an athlete to qualify. Owens took a practice run and was dismayed to learn that the officials had counted it as an attempt. He fouled his next attempt, and only had one try left. A German athlete, Luz Long, was considered to be Owens’s main competition in the event. Long came over to Owens and introduced himself; he gave Owens a suggestion that he mark the spot from which he should jump, to make sure he would not foul his final attempt. It worked, and Owens qualified. Long and Owens competed in the long jump that afternoon, and Owens won the Gold Medal. Long congratulated him in front of everybody.

The American press said that Hitler had snubbed Owens by not shaking his hand, as he had done with other winning athletes. However, Owens was a very calm and even-tempered person, well experienced in handling discrimination in his own country (for example, after the ticker tape parade he received on his return, he had to ride the freight elevator upstairs to his reception at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, because the lobby elevator was only for Whites). He said, “I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either…When I came back, after all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came back to my native country and I could not ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn’t live where I wanted. Now, what’s the difference?”

After the games had finished, Owens was invited, along with the rest of the team, to compete in sweden. However he decided to capitalise on his success by returning to the United States to take up some of the lucrative commercial offers he was receiving. American athletic officials were furious and withdrew his amateur status, ending his career immediately.

With no sporting appearances to bolster his profile, the lucrative offers never quite materialised. Instead he was forced to try to make a living as a sports promoter, essentially an entertainer. He would give local sprinters a ten or twenty yard start and beat them in the 100 yd (91 m) dash. He also challenged and defeated racehorses although as he revealed later, the trick was to race a high-strung thoroughbred horse that would be frightened by the starter’s shotgun and give him a bad jump.

He soon found himself running a dry-cleaning business and then even working as a gas station attendant. He eventually filed for bankruptcy but, even then, his problems were not over and in 1966 he was successfully prosecuted for tax evasion. At rock bottom, the rehabilitation began and he started work as a U.S. ‘goodwill ambassador’.

A pack-a-day smoker for 35 years, Owens died of lung cancer at age 66 in Tucson,arizona in 1980.

Define irony:

When U.S. sprinter Jesse Owens got to Germany for Berlin’s 1936 Olympics, Adi Dassler drove from Bavaria on one of the world’s first motorways to the Olympic village. There he found Owens, unpacked a suitcase filled with spikes and persuaded him to try them. Owens won four gold medals in Dassler shoes.Adi Dassler was the German creator of the Adidas sport shoe.

BMW fabric car

BMW has come up with something as strange as it is innovative — a shape-shifting car covered with fabric. Instead of steel, aluminum or even carbon fiber, the GINA — which stands for “Geometry and functions In ‘N’ Adaptions” -has a body of seamless fabric stretched over a movable metal frame that allows the driver to change its shape at will. The car — which actually runs and drives — is a styling design headed straight for the BMW museum and so it will never see production,so please dont place your orders just yet.

Innovative design genius,definately-Practicality,maybe not. Maybe one day we will be ironing out our vehicles,and also how much would it cost if it went on sale?me ponders. Click here for more+video clip.

But seriously!!!

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN??????????

Poetry.

There is so much poetry and power in this picture,the bullet riddled black board is a sign of the times i see resilience and it screams out EDUCATION BY ANY MEANS im at a loss for words its one of those images you just have to look at and it could change your perception of or give new meaning to your current position in life, you only have to look at this picture to realize how good/bad some of us have it and why we should appreciate what little we have,because things could be much worse.i dont know who took this picture but i believe he captured a moment that should be developed into large posters and displayed in our schools and classes.

classic wire moments.

These are but a few of the scenes which made the wire unmissable viewing,dont worry if some of the scenes dont seem to make sense but you have to watch the whole thing to get whats going on.

the greatest tv series EVER!!!

Arguably the best and most slept on TV drama series to ever hit the small screen,i shed a tear when the last series ended same as when james died in good times.Every series focuses on different themes but in a strange way stays interconnected, im not going to go into some deep retrospective analysis of the series and about how fluent it is in its portrayal of the socio-political structure of  the  urban  jungle, im not that deep.But i will tell you one thing i envy those people who have just discovered the wire and are still on their first episode of the first series,because their into the ride of their lives….”waaaayyy down in the hoooollleeee…”