American Microsoft founder and former CEO Bill Gates has once again reclaimed the title of worlds richest man. Gates snatched the title from Mexico’s Carlos Slim, the Majority Stake holder in America Movil. Slim has held the title since 2007. Read More
Check out this collection of over-the-top moments portrayed by Al Pacino, one of the great actors of our time. Thoroughly entertaining and good for a laugh. Compiled by Nelson Carvajal. Adult Language.
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I first heard James Blake’s “Retrograde” while in the car listening to Sirius XM’s Chill channel. I was like, “WTF!”. Whenever I hear a song I really like, I snap a picture with my phone of the heads-up screen so I can remember to grab a copy from the iTunes store later. I did exactly that when I heard this and rushed home to buy it. Read More
There’s two comments I’d like to make about Macklemore’s popular basketball themed video, “Wings”. The first is that I really respect the lesson in the song which I interpreted as being one of anti-consumerism and which also contains a message to the youth to reject the idea that your identity and “coolness” begin with an object or label. I love shinny things as much as anybody else, but in a world inundated with bling music, it’s refreshing to hear an opposing message to balance things out a bit. Read More
When was the last time you actually tried to seek out a particular pop-up add? Most of us would answer “never” to that question. However while surfing the net one day, this pop-up ad blaring a dance song and video performed by some provocatively clad young women appeared on my screen. I watched it for maybe 10 seconds before I clicked out of it. Later, a delayed reaction triggered the facial recognition system in my brain. It was telling me that I had seen or possibly knew someone in the video I had seen earlier that day. Purely out of curiosity, I retraced my internet steps from the previous day and sure enough, the same pop-up page with the girls and the video appeared. I discovered that the five-member groups’ name is The Ex-Girlfriends (XGF). Upon closer examination I realized that I didn’t personally know the face that caught my attention, but I had in fact seen her before. Read More
Famed boxing ledgend Floyd Mayweather boards a private jet then counts out bundled bricks of hundred dollar bills that he pulls from a briefcase and duffel bag. The cash totals over $1Mil. Play money.
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Second in a series of videos from 50 Cent’s “The Lost Tapes” mixtape release is “Double Up” featuring Detroit hip-hop artist, Hayes. On exhibit here is an example of an opulent lifestyle that can result from hard work, dedication to your craft and one’s willingness to take a few risks. I believe the world loves 50 Cent because he’s a living example of the classic American rags-to-riches saga and because his swag-quotient is that by which most other’s will be judged. With a net worth of over $100mil, I’m sure 50 Cent is spending a lot more time in the boardroom rather than the back-room, but his street-cred has not been watered down by any measure.
“Double Up” is a track about drug dealing and violence. Maybe not the most positive contribution to culture and society, but to quote from the opening line of this song, “It is what it is, Son…” 50 Cent and Hayes have done the dirty work so you and I don’t have to.
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Even though 50 Cent is worth over $100Mil and is most likely a galaxy removed from his well documented days as a rough-and-tumble street boss, he’s showing with his latest mixtape release that he hasn’t lost any of the New York edge and grit that the world originally loved him for. The Lost Tapes is available as a FREE download on datpiff.com Read More
Freedom of expression, artistic or otherwise, comes with a high price in some segments of the world. According to some conservative Shia leaders in Iran, Shahin, a popular Iranian rapper, has released blasphemous material that insults the 10th Shia Imam, Ali Ibn Muhammad, also known as al-Naqi. A $100,000 bounty has been placed on Shahin’s head as result. Read More
Rihanna has recently completed a steamy lingerie ad campaign for the Emporio Armani clothing line. Shot by Mert and Marcus Piggot, the new revealing black and white photo spread let’s us get close and personal to the sexy young diva. Read More
Mango Black would like to mark the passing of Kim Jong Il and pay homage by sharing this footage from his 60th birthday.
(I never knew ol’ Kim could get so funky)