Young Thug (@youngthug) & Rich Homie Quan (@RichHomieQuan) – In This Game

Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan - In This Game

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Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan link up once again for their latest track called In This Game.

M.I.A. Not Happy She’s In Diplo’s New Video

On Jan. 7, Diplo shared a 20-minute documentary video titled F10RIDA. It’s a retrospective that focuses on the early stages of his career, especially assembling its namesake 2004 album. But M.I.A. — Diplo’s former collaborator and girlfriend — revealed via Twitter that she’s not happy about appearing in the clip.

Indeed, there are a lot of butts in the video, and since the M.I.A. has been on bad terms with the producer for some time, this isn’t surprising. Still, we liked getting a little studio footage of “Galang” and “Paper Planes” among all the booty-shaking.

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The video also features an interview with Will Ashon of the label Big Dada, which released F10RIDA back in 2004. The album was re-released in Dec. 2014.

REVIEW: BIRDMAN (OR THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

4/5

Birdman Forever.

119 Minutes. Starring: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan & Edward Norton. Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu.

“F###### boring”! That was the verdict the last time Michael Keaton was on the big stage in New York City. The Mecca of Madison Square Garden to be exact at the dawn of a new century in 2001. The biggest opening night in another display of theatres history. When the greatest basketball player of all-time, Michael Jordan returned to the NBA as his new Washington Wizards faced the New York Knicks for a return like no other. But between first game of the season rust, post-40 year old legs and those damn Knicks that was Keaton’s on-air, classic unrealised, live T.V. reaction to a BBC reporter asking him how the game was. It was just that boring. Pure comedy gold just comes out of the most random situations and that’s exactly the point here. As Keaton and director González Iñárritu play up the fact that the ‘Beetlejuice’ star is most famous for almost saying ‘Batman’ three times. This Gotham night, off-Broadway, off-beat, dark knight black comedy sets the stage as something in a whole new Academy this Oscar season. This stage show is no ‘Producers’, or ‘Artist’. Its just a whole, different animal altogether. No rap fans, ‘Birdman’ has nothing to do Baby and Lil’ Wayne, or Bruce Wayne for that matter. More like a more avian, Sesame Street like superhero with a voice that speaks to us and scares us more than Christian Bale as Keaton tries to put the spandex in the skeleton closet. Perhaps playing on the fact that this Bruce Wayne himself made it clear months ago that he didn’t really care about his caped crusader alter-ego, until he responded to Christian Bale’s admitted jealously of Ben Affleck by classically replying, “I’m Batman”! Pure comedy gold again. Still even in this superhero age, this satirical look at that and Hollywood still has The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man’s girlfriend amongst its co-stars, whilst our ex-crusader moves objects like Magneto. The is bat-s### crazy! Random irony again is the makings of a great joke and this one has the last, lasting laughs.

What else do you expect when this film begins with Keaton meditating mid-air in some underwear that would do Bridget Jones’ mother proud? Only to meander around Times Square mid-play in the same bills for a classic moment in Cinema. Superheros haven’t been this epically embarrassed in the neon, commercial heart of the city since Electro caught Peter Parker with his pants down. From the typewriter, typography beginnings, the whole thing marches to a drumbeat that would do Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Late Night’ proud, filmed in one courageously creative running shot that would even leave Matthew McConaughey’s classic ‘True Detective’ scene pausing to catch its breath. As a matter of fact this sure-shot and love Playbill to New York and the stage is a thing of beauty. Flowing purely in instrumental rhythm, to crescendo into new heights of bittersweet comedy and dramatic stages set to the tone of an aging actor coming to terms with his profession and self. Its a perfect portrait in all its paint cracks. Suffering from a super, typecast case of cape fear and directing and starring in a play based off the whimsical notion of a cocktail devotion, Keaton’s character is tongue-in-cheek superb. He’ll leave a lump in your throat and a laugh in your belly. Showing the madcap comedy that made him a great, two by two addition to ‘Multiplicity’. Only to then get every critics attention by roasting a New York reviewer by bareing his and her very being over some barroom back and forth that’s anything but banter. So much so that he makes this aspiring critic that really wishes he was an actor want to put the pen down…because after all its just words.

But all of these are for him with formidable fondness. Even with Wolverine and Rocket heroes like Hugh Jackman and Bradley Cooper making the New York Times with their theatrics in ‘The River’ and ‘The Elephant Man’ respectively, this is Broadway’s biggest hit right now. One that’s about to be a tour de force all the way past the star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, all the way to the flashbulb love of the Kodak Theatre mid-February. ‘Nightcrawler’ Jake Gyllenhaal, the ‘Fury’ of Brad Pitt and James Brown’s Chadwick Boseman better watch out, because there’s a new ‘Best Actor’ in town with a whole new bag of tricks for this trade. The supporting all get their nods too. The ever manically great Edward Norton will leave you green with rage and envy at his range as he plays a prick to point perfection. Emma Stone also breaks and warms your heart with a tragically funny performance as a daughter in rehab itching for the closeness of a nearer father figure. Figure the other women in Keaton’s life from the ‘Oblivion’ of the outstanding Andrea Riseborough to the ‘Gone Baby Gone’, stage vet Amy Ryan then you have more classic complexities to this stunning script. That’s before we even hear the lines read by the always screenplay pitch perfect Naomi Watts, or the funny, black comedy, darker depths Zach Galifianakis will go to in order to wake up from ‘The Hangover’ of just another Alan keyed in typecast. This whole thing just works as perfect as the seamless lack of cut. Its a wrap. Forget the preview, the review is hear and it reads all about a hit. The headline? ‘Birdman’ soars over New York City and everything else’. “I am Birdman” declares Michael Keaton too as anyone waiting in ignorance for something more finally sees here that patience really is the virtue of this bird call. What more do you expect?

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Facebook User Growth Slowed As Others Gained, But Still Has Most Engaged Users

Facebook is still the most popular social network, but its growth has slowed in the U.S., according to a new report out this morning from the Pew Research Center. Meanwhile, more Americans are now using multiple social media sites, allowing platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn to all achieve significant increases in user numbers over the past year, the report found.

It’s been said for some time that Facebook has reached “critical mass” here in the U.S., and these new figures go further to support that claim – the social network remains the most popular, but its membership levels here have seen little change from where they were in 2013. One exception to this is with the “older” adults demographic.

For the first time, more than half (56%) of internet users ages 65 and older use Facebook. Yes: grandma and grandpa are now on Facebook.

That brings to mind a recent article where 19-year old Andrew Watts explained how teens today really view today’s social media sites. In it, he referred to Facebook as “an awkward family dinner party we can’t really leave,” adding that Facebook is “dead” to teens, outside of its group functionality. In general, teens find Facebook “weird and annoying,” he said. Having mom and dad and now the grandparents, too, on Facebook, probably doesn’t help with that.

While Facebook may have lost its “coolness” factor, at least according to one report, its user base is still highly active. 71% of U.S. Internet users are on Facebook – the same as in August 2013 – and 70% engage with the site daily, up from 63% in 2013. 45% engage with Facebook several times per day.

And for the portion of the U.S. online population that uses only one social media site (28% do, down from 36%), Facebook is it. 79% of this group uses Facebook as their only social network.

Erick Sermon Says Todays Hip Hop is Boring ! Talks New Music

According to the EPMD member on a Vlad TV Exclusive,Erick Sermon has said he will be dropping his next album, ESP: Erick Sermon Perception, this year with a number of A-list features, including Mary J. Blige, Sheek Louch, Joell Ortiz, Too Short, Fred The Godson and of course the home team of DEF SQUAD !(Redman and Keith Murray ).

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When it comes to the state of Hip-Hop, Sermon feels the conversation is boring now a days , but has faith in artists like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Joey Bada$$ who could potentially turn things around for Hip Hop culture and may be able to stir it up for the fans benefit. Although he does add that he enjoys the diversity in Hip Hop nowadays being that you no longer have to be on the same wave as everyone else to get some shine! A lot of Sub Genre that appeal to wider audiences and make hip hop stronger because it only makes the culture bigger !

Patriots hold off Ravens, reach 4th straight AFC Championship Game

Tom Brady wasn’t going to lose a playoff game to the Baltimore Ravensin his home stadium.

Not again.

And, thanks to three touchdown passes by Brady and one by college quarterback turned receiver Julian Edelman, the resilient New England Patriotsare headed to the AFC championship game for the fourth straight year.

The Patriots overcame two 14-point deficits and Brady led a masterful march to his decisive 23-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell with just over five minutes left for a 35-31 win Saturday.

“I don’t think we played as well as we would’ve liked,” said Brady, who completed eight of nine passes for 72 yards on the winning drive. We “showed a lot of toughness coming back from those two deficits.”

The top-seeded Patriots (13-4) will face the winner of Sunday’s game between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts in the conference title game next Sunday. The sixth-seeded Ravens (11-7) had won two of three playoff games in Foxborough over the past five seasons.

It was a thrilling game of shifting momentum — two touchdowns by the Ravens, the next two by the Patriots, two more by the Ravens and another two by the Patriots.

“We had two separate 14-point leads. Those guys did a good job getting it back to seven as quickly as they could,” said Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, who threw four touchdown passes but also his first two interceptions in six playoff games. “They don’t panic.”

Flacco completed his first eight passes, two for touchdowns of 19 yards to Kamar Aiken and 9 yards to Steve Smith, to give the Ravens a 14-0 lead. Then the Patriots tied it on a 4-yard run by Brady and his 15-yard pass to Danny Amendola late in the first half.

The Patriots were driving again — until Daryl Smith intercepted Brady’s pass.

Brady’s reaction: Grasp both sides of his helmet with his hands then bend over in frustration.

Flacco capitalized with an 11-yard scoring pass to Owen Daniels with 10 seconds left for a 21-14 halftime lead.

And when New England punted on the first series of the third quarter, Baltimore added to its lead on Flacco’s fourth scoring pass, a 16-yarder to Justin Forsett, who was wide open in the flat and scored easily.

Then fortunes turned again.

Brady threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski, and the Patriots got the ball back after a punt. This time, another strong arm lifted the Patriots into a tie.

With the ball at the New England 49, Brady threw behind the line of scrimmage to Edelman on the left side. The Kent State quarterback then lofted a deep pass to a wide-open Amendola after a defender came up toward Edelman. It was the first postseason pass by a wide receiver since Pittsburgh’s Antwaan Randle-El threw one in the 2006 Super Bowl.

“We’ve had it in for 10 weeks, and the coaches finally got to call it,” Edelman said. “I had to loosen up the arm a little bit.”

After Justin Tucker’s 25-yard field goal gave the Ravens a 31-28 lead five minutes into the fourth quarter, the Ravens nearly stopped the Patriots drive. Brady threw a 9-yard completion to Shane Vereen and officials ruled he fumbled and Baltimore recovered. The call was reversed when replays showed Vereen was down by contact. Seven plays later, LaFell scored. Baltimore had two more possessions. The first ended when Duron Harmon intercepted Flacco’s deep pass in the end zone with 1:39 left. On the final series, Flacco’s desperation pass into the end zone was knocked down as time expired.

Brady completed 33 of 50 passes for 367 yards, while Flacco was 28 for 44 for 292 yards and two interceptions. Forsett gained 129 yards on 24 carries.

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