Stray Notions: Ocho

WHO do you blame?

WHAT if cannibals don’t eat clowns because they taste funny?

WHEN will Obama stop tryin to work wih the Rethugs?

WHERE is the group Zhigge (for true heads that remember)?

HOW long will it take for Drake to fall off?

WHY do/did people think Two And A Half Men is/was funny?

DO you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?

IF you get a beer belly by drinking beer, do you get a pot belly by smoking pot?

WONDER how long the Carolina Panthers rookie QB Cam Johnson can keep up the pace?

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Late Movie Fridays: Cruel Summer Edition

How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Aww yeah, Charlotte! It’s almost time for another Late Movie Fridays.
This week, we’re going with the light comedy, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, as we kiss the last of the summer goodbye. College kids Perry and Stephanie can’t stay apart, but can they keep it together?

  • WHERE: Red@28th, 2424 N. Davidson (across from Amelie’s)
  • WHEN: Friday, Sept. 30 Games mixer at 9, movie at 11
  • HOW: Free with RSVP to


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3 Online Music Services To Check Right Now

Finally RIAA is growing up–not acting like complete and utter jerks that hinder the growth and innovation of music distribution–and working with music services to get people the music they want to hear when and how they want to hear it, without having to resort to, ahem, other methods.
Here are three music services that you should be checking out that are legal and free:

How It Works:
This online music service has been around for awhile. You plug in a musician or a song that you like and, through some scientific computer algorithm hocus pocus, the service finds similar music and sets up a playlist, called a station. You can “thumbs up” the music you like so that the results are even more refined to your tastes, or give it a “thumbs down” and never hear that song again. You can (theoretically) set up an infinite number of stations, for all your music moods.

Why Use It:
It’s a great way to discover new music and you don’t have to worry about queuing up songs. It can just play with no interaction from you.
How It Works:
You enter a room (think chat rooms, like back in the day) which usually has a theme and either listen or step up and DJ. There are up to 5 DJs per room. You can upload your own music or grab stuff to stream from the library. As a listener you can “awesome” music which gives the current DJ points and access to more goodies. You can also “lame” music, and if enough people lame a song, it’s skipped. If a DJ gets too many skips, they’re booted off the stage.

Why Use It:
Turntable allows you to interact with other people in the room, giving it the best real-time social experience of all three music services.

How It Works:
It’s almost like iTunes, except everything is streamed. On the free version, you can pretty much listen to whatever you want when you want to.

Why Use It:
It’s been in Europe for a while, and was just introduced here in the US. People have been salivating over this thing like nobody’s business. So sign up to be one of the cool kids. It’s the closest you can get to a subscription service, and the paid version is available on a bunch of different devices. You can also share and listen to other people’s playlists.

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Audio Session: Sean Toure’ – A Day In The Life – Single

Got this video in the in box.  Although it sems like his name might cause some confusion with rapper Torae.

Since his days freestyling and break dancing for money on the streets of Baltimore, Sean-Toure’ Thames has taken his music career to the next level. Taking advantage of his growing up during the Golden era of Hip-Hop, Sean has incorporated the classic boom bap sounds of Hip Hop music into his creative and diverse sound.
Sean has quickly developed a reputation as one of Baltimore’s and underground Hip Hop’s best performers/producer/emcees.  His success as a test bin Winner on the Morgan St. Strictly Hip-Hop Radio Show, and his energetic live performances has gained much respect and notoriety as one of the DMV’s best artist and an award recognizing him as The Baltimore Scene’s 2010-2011 Music Producer of the Year.

Sean’s solo-debut Soundchanneler, The Invisible Man will be released in October 2011. 

Check the video:


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Official Shotcallers of A3C Festival!!!

Guess who’s an official sponsor of the A3C (All 3 Coasts) hip hop festival Oct. 6-8 in Atlanta? Thass right. Not to pat ourselves on the back too hard, but we’re right there with Hip Hop DX, Jamla and other industry heavyweights, supporting our culture and helping to bring back dope hip hop.

We’ll be bringing you that grown man/grown woman perspective, letting you know new names to watch for, videos and show footage of your favorite emcees and straight running up on all the grownheadz who will be there. In the run up, we’ll feature artists like Jean Grae, Big K.R.I.T., Big Pooh, Elzhi, REKS, Aleon Craft, Ras Kass, Young Scolla, Rapsody, Danny, Gods Illa, Boog Brown, Lyric Jones, Bronze Nazareth and Saigon on the site.

There are over 80 confirmed artists for A3C 2011, making the 3-day festival the hip-hop Woodstock Rock the Bells never was. Also unlike Rock the Bells, A3C is recognizing dope female emcees with Jean Grae, Boog Brown, Eternia, Marz Lovejoy, Rapsody and The Reminders rocking the stages. See the ever-growing list of artists below.

  • Random Axe
  • Freeway
  • Murs
  • BIG K.R.I.T.
  • Freddie Gibbs
  • Dead Prez
  • 9th Wonder
  • Jean Grae
  • Cory Gunz
  • XV
  • Big Pooh
  • Homeboy Sandman
  • Smoke DZA
  • Elzhi
  • Reks
  • Termanology
  • Ski Beatz
  • The Kid Daytona
  • Jon Connor
  • Saigon
  • tabi Bonney
  • Ras Kass
  • J-Live
  • Laws
  • Thee Tom Hardy
  • Skyzoo
  • El Da Sensei
  • Percee P
  • Action Bronson
  • Actual Proof
  • Aleon Craft
  • Big Remo
  • Black Milk
  • Boog Brown
  • Chancellor Warhol
  • Chase N Cashe
  • D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik
  • Danny!
  • Dee-1
  • Diamond D
  • Dillon
  • Donny Goines
  • Eternia
  • Ethereal Eyezon Soweto
  • Front Page
  • One Be Lo
  • Guilty Simpson
  • Jarren Benton
  • Jon Hope
  • KD
  • LidoLido
  • Lyriciss
  • Marz Lovejoy
  • Moe Green
  • Neak
  • Nice Guise
  • Nottz
  • P Dukes
  • Rapsody
  • Rittz
  • Rockie Fresh
  • Shokanti
  • Soul Khan
  • The reMinders
  • Torae
  • Varsity Squad
  • Young Scolla

Hit us up with a comment and tell us if you’re going to be there, questions to asky your favorite artists and who you want to see us interview. And stay tuned, we’ve got some ill promotions up the sleeve!

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