Hilina @hilina ?

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  • KMonroe posted an update:   1 day ago ·   updated 2 minutes ago · View

    QON
    Do you think it’s easier to work with strangers or family and friends??? Do you work with family and wish you had a different team??…(or vice versa).

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      TearJay · 1 day ago

      I like workin with freinds becuase it makes the borniingness of work ok

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        SPOTLYTE · 1 day ago

        true

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        KMonroe · 22 hours, 14 minutes ago

        my experience with working with family is they get to comfortable..and take advantage of the fact you are family…where as a stranger would respect his position and be more productive bcz they need the job…

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          TearJay · 22 hours, 13 minutes ago

          I do agree with this to

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      Bruce · 14 minutes ago

      Strangers #thatisall

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  • KMonroe posted an update:   17 minutes ago ·   updated 3 minutes ago · View

    Whatchall doing tonigt???

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      TearJay · 6 minutes ago

      making a new song

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        KMonroe · 3 minutes ago

        about what…a big mac..hehe!! ;)

  • KMonroe posted an update:   1 week ago ·   updated 14 minutes ago · View

    I love this commercial….

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      KMonroe · 22 minutes ago

      Take nothing for granted…and treasure the moments!

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      Bruce · 16 minutes ago

      That was fresh

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      Destiny Jones · 14 minutes ago

      be a bad boy

  • GoldenFleece posted an update:   1 day, 9 hours ago ·   updated 1 hour, 1 minute ago · View

    Rita Ora is worth 146 million??

  • KMonroe posted an update:   2 hours, 51 minutes ago ·   updated 1 hour, 5 minutes ago · View

    oh yall on one…oO!!!…TGIF!!!

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      TearJay · 2 hours, 45 minutes ago

      its thursday honey lol

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        KMonroe · 2 hours, 33 minutes ago

        oh….lol!! I do that often…wishful thinkn!!! Btw..love the conversation you bring to global! ;)

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          TearJay · 2 hours, 30 minutes ago

          Oh thanks honey I just babble sometimes

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            KMonroe · 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

            we like babblers…we all babble..lol…at least its honest babble..lol

  • KMonroe posted an update:   22 hours, 6 minutes ago ·   updated 2 hours, 56 minutes ago · View

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      lust · 11 hours, 1 minute ago

      mmmmmm yes

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        KMonroe · 2 hours, 56 minutes ago

        ;)

  • JD posted an update:   5 hours, 46 minutes ago ·   updated 3 hours, 19 minutes ago · View

    @bludivision yo what up my nigga thank you for joining my party

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      Glasses Malone · 3 hours, 19 minutes ago

      Appreciate the love champ!!!! You one of the main reasons why I do this SHIT!! The Network is dope too!! Smart Idea!!

  • JD posted an update:   1 day, 15 hours ago ·   updated 4 hours, 29 minutes ago · View

    Mariah Carey fans having it out with producer Jermaine Dupri over Mimi’s album delays

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    Mariah Carey fans, or lambs as she likes to call them, have become frustrated with Jermaine Dupri as they patiently await the release of Mimi’s newest album, The Art Of Letting Go. It’s reported the highly anticipated album was pulled from Island Records release schedule and Mimi’s lambs are pissed!

    So what do they do? Take to Twitter to get some answers from the ATLien on WHY her album is still not being released. And they’re pissed that it’s been three years since the release of her last album.

    Read the heated exchange of tweets below:

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      Jonathan Music Producer · 1 day, 14 hours ago

      Dam. I can understand the fans are upset but they got to understand that not everything goes according to plan & If Mariah Carey decided to post pone it I’m sure she has her reason’s. Keep ya head up @JD you already know your Global14 supports you bro. #salute #respect

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      Santino · 1 day, 14 hours ago

      @JD why even entertain their intellect? They think an album is made in a day, but keep that grind and all will fall into place. Saw you working on them 1s & 2s, dope work.

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        JD · 1 day, 13 hours ago

        i posted this because i want everyone to see it,i think this is a not knowing very genius move of her fans,to get blogs and bloggers in 2014 talking about a artist that came out in 92 and the conversation is all about music

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          Santino · 1 day, 13 hours ago

          I feel you! The buzz is real and so will be the sales, but some of these fans are troopers. They be on some venomous shit for their artist!

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      cynaamonjLTL · 1 day, 12 hours ago

      IM PATIENTLY WAITING..NOT MADE THO..:,D

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      GoldenFleece · 1 day, 12 hours ago

      If your an artist you are going to one day WISH, I repeat WISH you had a fanbase like this, talking about their intellect and how these people don’t know what their talking about is irrelevant on so many levels. First of all they are engaged on exactly what @JD and Mariah are doing, even if they don’t know the very internal nuances they are still ENGAGED which is huge. I’m sure @JD loves that aspect of it because when they drop that hit record whose going to run out and buy it, all those dumb fans ya’ll keep talking about. I think it’s smart that @JD tries to set them straight, why ignore the loyalist, educate them instead.

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      SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 10 hours ago

      I’m trying to tell you dumb azz….. died

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        JD · 1 day, 10 hours ago

        Haaaaaaaaaaaa

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        Destiny Jones · 1 day, 10 hours ago

        lmaoooooo….I like that part too

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        GoldenFleece · 1 day, 9 hours ago

        Yeah I was laughing when I saw that. LOL, took it back to the old school and just called him A Dumb Ass. LOL

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          SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 8 hours ago

          He should of tried a lil tenderness with them lambs….they to soft for harsh words like that… I mean all the men lambs seem like the type that like to twirl…..

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            cynaamonjLTL · 1 day, 6 hours ago

            NO MATTER WAT..UR NOT GONNA SATISFY EVERY1..THEY NEED TO CHILL OUT! :)

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      Taylor Lawrence · 1 day, 3 hours ago

      Yo, people are ridiculous man. Don’t pay that shit no mind.

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      TearJay · 1 day, 3 hours ago

      Well its been 4 years since her last album I dont count her christmas album. I am a super fan…But the delays have turned my excitement down to a minimum. But what ever shes doing SHE BETTER BE MAKING MUSIC SHE CAN SING LIVE.

      Fact of the matter @JD I am not going to hate on your managment skills as you are good friends with her but….I do belive U have done a poor job. She needs to have people around her who are not friends with her But wanna see her do her best without petting her ego. Im sure U are quite good at telling mariah what she should and shoudnt do, But us super fans….WE WANNA SEE HER BACK AT THE TOP….We love when Mariah is succedding becuase it makes us happy.

      I know @JD that you are doing behind the scenes work But I am wondering about ur skills in managment. But good luck

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        JD · 1 day, 3 hours ago

        Let me ask you a question, do you think prince manger tells him what to do ?

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          QPid · 1 day, 3 hours ago

          You gotta understand these people think music managers are like every other manager at jobs n shyt. Ive done told u my take on your situation but any real fan supports u no matter what. Just keep making music. The fans will be there when the music drops.

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            JD · 1 day, 2 hours ago

            you know what now i get it! they think music mangers are like the manger at McDonalds,damn I’m slow lol

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              QPid · 1 day, 2 hours ago

              Thats what im here for sir LMAO

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              TearJay · 1 day, 2 hours ago

              oh gosh @JD NO ONE THINKS THAT………Benny medina WAS DOIN THE DAM THING AND IT SHOWED…………………..Weve seen better THATS ALL WE TINK @JD But youve shown MAriah wants U to do the dirty work..of phone calls and blah blah blah…WHICH IS THE OPPISTIE OF MCDONALDS……..As the managers let the peeons do the dirty work….I dont know as a fans of mariah who have quie alot of knoledge how each era was ran…Then I think we have some wise advice

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              SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 1 hour ago

              Damn how did the Mcdonalds Manager get dissed…. yall going in on people who not even apart of this conversation….. Well dam I think Walmart managers be on that shit with there shirts be tucked in… pull that shit out

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          TearJay · 1 day, 3 hours ago

          Im not a fan of prince so if I was his manager I WOULD DEF TELL HIM WHAT TO DO……..These are people they are not gods……And now that U showed us mariah fans how she is and how people in her circle I can see why SONGS LIKE YOUR MINE AND THE ART OF LETTING GO WERE RELEASED……I guess It comes down to how a person sees these huge stars…They want to hear everything THEY WANNA HEAR even if its a lie beccuase it makes there decsions make sense.

          But anways…..Im not 100 percent sure what a managers job is…But in my view of it…Its like a boss trying to do the best for there client. If mariah wants to make all the decsions, and just wants you to chime in every once in a while…then I think its a joke. SHe needs people around her WHO DONT LIKE HER MUSIC…and ARE NOT OBSESSED WITH HER…to help her make the right descions

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            QPid · 1 day, 2 hours ago

            Your Mine was bumpin! TF is wrong with u?

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              TearJay · 1 day, 2 hours ago

              The vocals on ur mine are crap and monotone………………

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        TearJay · 1 day, 3 hours ago

        But as you said MAriah is the boss…Why does she hire people when she really just wants what she wants

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          QPid · 1 day, 3 hours ago

          Look at it like this. You have a CEO and he hires managers to run his business. Mariah is the CEO of her business and JD manages it. Why is that so hard for yall to understand?

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            TearJay · 1 day, 2 hours ago

            BECUASE MARIAH IS DOING A SHITTY JOB!!!!

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              QPid · 1 day, 2 hours ago

              No. Her fans are doing a shitty job! She’s released 3 tracks. One of which was a #1 hit. What else do yall want?

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              QPid · 1 day, 2 hours ago

              Oh wait! So Mariah is doing the shitty job now? But I thought JD was doing the shitty job? Yall Lambs are fucking nuts man! Just wait on the dayum album like everyone else.

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                TearJay · 1 day, 2 hours ago

                Are u stupid?……After jd asks does princes manager tell him what to do…Then I understood…Jermain should be doing a better job…But he dosnt wanna tell her what to do…but keep getting her checks @JD…. Mariah wants to make all the decsions, but wants JD to do the boring work…..While she gets ALL THE ACCLAIM AND STATS AND NUMBERONES….And can constalty brag about her achievments…while at the same time AINT DONE SHIT FOR 4 YEARS….I

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                  QPid · 1 day, 2 hours ago

                  You sir should be ashamed to call yourself a fan. Im the biggest So So Def supporter in the world. Ive old JD who to sign and what projects to do but I dayum sure dont get mad when he doesnt do them and calling him out of his name. You are a fan. You have a lane. Stay in it.

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                    TearJay · 1 day, 2 hours ago

                    So fans should only pett there stars ego…constalty tell them only what they do is right….Never giving critizm……Read the bible…You hate your children becuase u do not discilpin them….Thus you let people do what they want cuz you want there money you could careless about what they ACCUALLY DO. The fact of the matter is….No ones gunna care what I say…Im a nobody right…If I ever Meet Mariah im not sure what I would say to her…

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        Rose · 21 hours, 59 minutes ago

        You say she’s been gone for 4 years. Did you forget she had twin babies. Is she not allowed to take a break and be a mother. Sheeshhh. Also, did you forget she dislocated her shoulder? That took her a year for her to recover. Her fans need to understand that, build a bridge and get over it. If she needs more time she needs more time. That’s nobody’s fault. Maybe she shouldn’t have released a date so soon. That was a mistake if she wasn’t sure, but music takes time to create. You can’t rush the creative process when it comes to music. All I know is her album is going to be AMAZING when it’s done. It will be worth the wait. People just need to chill and be patient.

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          TearJay · 21 hours, 17 minutes ago

          yea i understand I forgot about her shoulder and babies… as part of the reason…I could care less about the time as I care more about herr credibilty as an artist is all…I follow what she does alot and Im embarresed for her

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      The Caterer (the art official) · 1 day, 2 hours ago

      this hilarious lol

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        TearJay · 1 day, 2 hours ago

        It really isnt…Mariah is becoming a joke…..I dont kno whwat kinda surgery shes getting on her face but shes begging to look wierd now…WTF is happening to her…..She seems to just be fake now…..YES I AM A FAN YES I WANNA HEAR THE NEW ALBUM BUT NOOOO……….I will not worship the ground she walks on

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          Destiny Jones · 1 day, 2 hours ago

          you sound like a fan with a broken heart..its going to be ok…

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            TearJay · 1 day, 1 hour ago

            My hearts not broken…..

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            SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 1 hour ago

            lmaoooooo fan with a broken wing… yall killing me I cant laugh no harder

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              Destiny Jones · 1 day, 1 hour ago

              didn’t nobody say broken wing…gone somewhere roach

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                SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                ohhhh you want some I’m hit you with a a @TearJay song since you wanna act all basic

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                  SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 1 hour ago

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                    TearJay · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                    Thanks honey…..I need a beer now or another shot

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                  Destiny Jones · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                  go change yo diaper shitty boo boo…smelling like ripped ass

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                    SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                    Ripped ass………….. I died

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                      Destiny Jones · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                      yo ass smell like death

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                        SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                        nooooooo not like old dusty bones

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                          Destiny Jones · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                          not bones…decomposed ass

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                            SPOTLYTE · 1 day ago

                            ewwww sounds like it would smell like corn chips

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                    TearJay · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                    U ok honey

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              TearJay · 1 day, 1 hour ago

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                SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                nooooooo not today we have a war you better stitch up ya dam wing and fly one inch off the ground…. We gots to ride out soldier

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                  TearJay · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                  LMAOOOOOO…ALmost dosnt coutn bebe

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                    TearJay · 1 day, 1 hour ago

                    I LIVE FOR THIS ALBUM……I wanted this kinda sound from MAriah and Rodney JERkins…..im quite sad now

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                      SPOTLYTE · 1 day ago

                      I love this song….. party time ….. G14 throw ya drinks in the air

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      XXX COCO ISLAND XXX · 1 day, 2 hours ago

      Fucck Mariah n Nicolas

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        TearJay · 1 day, 2 hours ago

        U have no say in this convo…….

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          SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 1 hour ago

          Did you just dismiss CoCo from the Convo….. yall got to stoppp this madness I got real tears…. shit about to get real up in here….. and I have no tissue to capture these tears

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            TearJay · 1 day, 1 hour ago

            i guess I did

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            Rose · 21 hours, 58 minutes ago

            Hahahaha

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      QPid · 1 day, 2 hours ago

      But anyways…………

      This mayne really called a lamb a dumb azz!!!! LMAO!!!!!

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        TearJay · 1 day, 2 hours ago

        Im def not dumb…..And I AM NOT A LAMB….THE WORD LAMB was SAVED FOR JESUS CHRIST……………..SO no im not mariahs lambs….

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          TearJay · 1 day, 2 hours ago

          I am a fan tho

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      KMonroe · 1 day, 1 hour ago

      What is it they want from you @JD?

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      SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 1 hour ago

      MANAGERS AT MCDONALD’S BE LIKE
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        TearJay · 1 day, 1 hour ago

        I WANT A MCDOUBLE!!!!!!!!

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          SPOTLYTE · 1 day, 1 hour ago

          You done start all this trouble……
          Now you want a Mcdouble…….

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            TearJay · 1 day ago

            Nice lyrics @spotlyte LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I made a quick little song…

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              SPOTLYTE · 1 day ago

              Get it TearJay…. I love you …. yooooooo you really just made this right now…. You the best

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                XXX COCO ISLAND XXX · 15 hours, 21 minutes ago

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                  SPOTLYTE · 14 hours, 24 minutes ago

                  Ohhh dam

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                  TearJay · 8 hours, 28 minutes ago

                  Im glad you think I look like a child molester…See coco thats why I know u will never be anything…U r mean, u give black people a bad name. U have no individuality and all your music sounds the same. And while I post music that is unique and diffrent. You post the same old shit everyone else is posting. Oh and post your sex crazed posts of ur blow jobs and u fucking some gurl on your single cover. But COCO hate on me…Becuase one day U will remmember me and see me places U WISH YOU COULD GO BUT COULD NEVER GO……COCO the only time U will be anything with the personality you have now is if you serve SATAN…Ok have a nice day…oh and I TINK UR MUSIC IS CRAP………..AND BORING……..AND the only childmolester I would guess on global14 would be u…Im sure uve beat off to many young girls by the way u talk and act…Have a nice day

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                    XXX COCO ISLAND XXX · 6 hours, 46 minutes ago

                    I AINT SAID SHYT I JUS SHARED A VIDEO IF U THINK U LOOK LIKE DA MUTHAFUCCA DEN HEY DAT ON U

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                      TearJay · 4 hours, 45 minutes ago

                      ok coco

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                        XXX COCO ISLAND XXX · 4 hours, 41 minutes ago

                        I ACTUALLY THINK DATS U NIGGA U AINT FOOLIN US MUTHAFUCCA U THINK CUZ U LOST WEIGHT N BRUSHED YO MUTHAFUCCIN HEAD U WOULDNT BE FOUND OUT HUH

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                          TearJay · 4 hours, 38 minutes ago

                          oh yawn………..

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                        XXX COCO ISLAND XXX · 4 hours, 38 minutes ago

                        ULL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHAT ITS LIKE BEING A ANGRY BLACK MAN IN AMERICA BITCH MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS THREW THE ROOF EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY DONT MAKE ME SNAP ON U MUTHAFUCCA IM ON 5 U DONT WANNA C DA OTHER HALF

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                          XXX COCO ISLAND XXX · 4 hours, 37 minutes ago

                          U WANNA C ANIGGA NIGGA HERE NOW

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                            TearJay · 4 hours, 35 minutes ago

                            lower your salt intake…that might help…..and really coco…you need help

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                          TearJay · 4 hours, 33 minutes ago

                          I do understand what it was like being an angry black man…have u had rocks and bricks thrown at u befor….have u had 32 ounce cups of pop thrown at you….mud splattered on you……….I DONT CARE ABOUT UR WOE IS ME STORY…cuz i got the same story…now please sit down…and take deep breathes…maby count to ten

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              KMonroe · 22 hours, 53 minutes ago

              lol..Love it!!! The things that set G14 apart!!! ;)

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              XXX COCO ISLAND XXX · 15 hours, 30 minutes ago

              FRANKLIN DIS NIGGA MADE THAT MC DOUBLE VIDEO FO U I KNO U AINT GONNA SIT BACK N TAKE DAT I THOUGHT U WAS THE MJ OF G-14

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                TearJay · 8 hours, 27 minutes ago

                UR OFFCIALLY A GOAT COCO!!!!!

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                TearJay · 8 hours, 23 minutes ago

                You are just a basic man doing basic things….Basic life, basic music, The MUSIC OF SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS SALSY ANYTING AND ANYTING U WILL EVER MAKE

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                  TearJay · 8 hours, 22 minutes ago

                  SLAYS*

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                  SPOTLYTE · 8 hours, 9 minutes ago

                  And you made a song about the Island… lol …. Dang I got to get back in the lab you made me Miss recording

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      SPOTLYTE · 23 hours, 53 minutes ago

      Them Lambs be like
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        TearJay · 23 hours, 29 minutes ago

        lol!!!!!!!!!!! Lamas are cute to there like teddy bears and lamb mix

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      Ali Cole · 4 hours, 29 minutes ago

      @JD got time arguing with them. You rush a project then they’ll all be talking about how it sounds rushed. SMH

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  • Global14 posted an update:   5 hours, 58 minutes ago ·   updated 5 hours, 40 minutes ago · View

    FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

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    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

    While the proposal being issued Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration won’t immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.

    The agency said the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products but the rules don’t immediately ban the wide array of flavors of e-cigarettes, curb marketing on places like TV or set product standards.

    Any further rules ”will have to be grounded in our growing body of knowledge and understanding about the use of e-cigarettes and their potential health risks or public health benefits,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said.

    Members of Congress and public health groups have raised concerns over e-cigarettes and questioned their marketing tactics.

    ”When finalized (the proposal) would result in significant public health benefits, including through reducing sales to youth, helping to correct consumer misperceptions, preventing misleading health claims and preventing new products from entering the market without scientific review by FDA,” said Mitch Zeller, the director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products.

    Also on Thursday, the FDA proposed extending its authority to regulate cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products.

    Public health advocates said the FDA proposal is a critical step in reining in marketing of the new products. But they also said it comes after an ”inexcusably long delay,” pointing out that the FDA first announced its plans to regulate e-cigarettes in April 2011.

    ”It is inexcusable that it has taken the FDA and the Administration so long to act. This delay has had serious public health consequences as these unregulated tobacco products have been marketed using tactics and sweet flavors that appeal to kids,” the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said in a statement.

    Once the new rules are finalized, the agency could propose more restrictions on e-cigarettes. Officials didn’t provide a timetable for that action.

    ”The devil will be in the details of future regulatory decisions,” said Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank in Washington. ”If the regulations are too heavy-handed, they’ll have the deadly effect of preventing smokers from quitting by switching to these dramatically less harmful alternatives.”

    The FDA said the public, members of the industry and others will have 75 days to comment on the proposal. The agency will evaluate those comments before issuing a final rule but there’s no timetable for when that will happen. The regulations will be a step in a long process that many believe will ultimately end up being challenged in court.

    E-cigarettes are plastic or metal tubes, usually the size of a cigarette, that heat a liquid nicotine solution instead of burning tobacco. That creates vapor that users inhale.

    Smokers like e-cigarettes because the nicotine-infused vapor looks like smoke but doesn’t contain the thousands of chemicals, tar or odor of regular cigarettes. Some smokers use e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking tobacco, or to cut down. However, there’s not much scientific evidence showing e-cigarettes help smokers quit or smoke less, and it’s unclear how safe they are.

    The industry started on the Internet and at shopping-mall kiosks and has rocketed from thousands of users in 2006 to several million worldwide who can choose from more than 200 brands. Sales are estimated to have reached nearly $2 billion in 2013. Tobacco company executives have noted that they are eating into traditional cigarette sales, and their companies have jumped into the business.

    Some believe lightly regulating electronic cigarettes might actually be better for public health overall, if smokers switch and e-cigarettes really are safer. Others are raising alarms about the hazards of the products and a litany of questions about whether e-cigarettes will keep smokers addicted or encourage others to start using e-cigarettes, and even eventually tobacco products.

    ”Right now for something like e-cigarettes, there are far more questions than answers,” Zeller said, adding that the agency is conducting research to better understand the safety of the devices and who is using them.

    At first glance, the FDA’s proposal is ”broadly as expected and not as restrictive as some had feared,” Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog wrote in a note to investors.

    ”It seems to be a responsible approach … and shows the FDA’s commitment to look at particular e-cigarettes in a science-based way rather than just conjecture,” said Jason Healy, president of Blu e-cigs, which is owned by Lorillard Inc. and holds more than 45 percent of the market. ”Obviously we’ve got a long way to go. This may be just some calm before the storm.”

    Healy noted that the e-cigarette landscape and the products themselves will continue to evolve and grow before the regulations take effect, and they will likely spur a consolidation of companies in the market.

    In addition to prohibiting sales to minors and requiring health labels that warn users that nicotine is an addictive chemical, e-cigarette makers also would be required to register their products with the agency and disclose ingredients. They also would not be allowed to claim their products are safer than other tobacco products.

    They also couldn’t use words such as ”light” or ”mild” to describe their products, give out free samples or sell their products in vending machines unless they are in a place open only to adults, such as a bar.

    Companies also will be required to submit applications for premarket review within two years. As long as an e-cigarette maker has submitted the application, the FDA said it will allow the products to stay on the market while they are being reviewed. That would mean companies would have to submit an application for all e-cigarettes now being sold.

    By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM

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      TearJay · 5 hours, 47 minutes ago

      I smoke these

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      cynaamonjLTL · 5 hours, 40 minutes ago

      NOT SURE HOW THIS WAS ALLOWED TO GET IN THE HANDS OF THE CONSUMER, AND NOT BE PASSED THRU FDA REGULATIONS..THATS MESSED UP!

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    First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

    First lady Michelle Obama announced the new Veterans Employment Center at Fort Campbell, Ky., during a special veterans’ jobs summit, which comes as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down. Unemployment among veterans who have served since September 2001 stood at 9 percent in 2013, about 1.6 percentage points higher than the overall civilian population.

    The website, ebenefits.va.gov, will help veterans and military spouses build resumes, translate military skills into private-sector skills and provide career and training data with the click of a mouse.

    ”It is our obligation to you,” Obama told hundreds of soldiers in a hangar on the sprawling military post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. ”Your job is to take full advantage of these opportunities.”

    The Army plans to reduce its fighting force from a high of about 570,000 at the peak of the Iraq war to 490,000 — a reflection of budget cuts and of the country’s current military needs as wars in Iraq and Afghanistan end.

    Col. David ”Buck” Dellinger, the garrison commander of Fort Campbell, said about 5,000 of the 30,157 soldiers stationed at the post were in the midst of transitioning out of the Army and another 5,000 were within a year of being discharged.

    ”It’s not going to be a career for everybody,” Dellinger said.

    The Obama administration’s most high-profile online tool, the HealthCare.gov site designed to enroll Americans in health plans, had a disastrous rollout last fall. But administration officials said Tuesday that they have tested the veterans site to ensure it can handle the expected traffic and the various tasks.

    Maj. Sue Whetsell, a 24-year Army veteran from Omaha, Neb., is hoping to become one of the soldiers to take advantage of the new website. Whetsell wants to leverage her experience as a budget officer into a similar job in the private sector. But, after a long Army career, Whetsell acknowledges she needs help in preparing for civilian life.

    ”It’s just figuring out what is step one, step two and step three,” Whetsell said. ”That’s the biggest challenge right now.”

    The announcement is part of a monthlong series of events marking the third anniversary of Joining Forces, the nationwide initiative that Mrs. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, created in 2011 to improve employment, education and health care for active-duty service members, military families and veterans. Mrs. Obama announced to the 1,200 soldiers assembled that Joining Forces had resulted in 540,000 jobs for veterans and their spouses — far exceeding the goal of 100,000 jobs initially sought in the first two years.

    Biden, who appeared at Fort Campbell with Mrs. Obama, announced that the military spouses’ employment program has enlisted 228 employers, up from the 60 companies that had made a commitment when the program launched in June 2011.

    Shipping giant UPS is among the corporations that have pledged to hire more veterans, recruiting 13,000 veterans in the past 12 months, said Lytana Kids, UPS vice president for workforce planning. That’s about 8 percent of the parcel delivery company’s overall hires, compared with 5 percent before. An integrated website would make that task even easier, she said.

    Worth Sparkman, a spokesman for Tyson Foods, said the website and job fairs help the company generate ”quite a bit” of interest among veterans. Tyson has committed to hiring 2,500 veterans by the end of 2014 and has already brought more than 3,000 on board.

    ”A lot of them are not aware they have transferrable skills,” Sparkman said. ”Their work in logistics, planning and leadership are all good qualities to have in our business.”

    The summit was organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Pentagon and the departments of Veterans Affairs and Labor.

    By BRETT BARROUQUERE and JIM KUHNHENN

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