Download: DJ Esco & Future – No Sleep
DJ Esco links up with Future has to present a fresh compilation mixtape titled The No Sleep features several new songs from Future as well as additional tracks from Casino, Starlito, PeeWee Longway and many more.
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Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, LeBron James added 24 on a sore left ankle, and Chris Bosh and Ray Allen connected on huge 3-pointers within a 31-second span down the stretch. It all added up to the Heat erasing a 15-point deficit in the final 18 minutes to beat the rival Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday.
“It shows we’re a team that’s been there before,” Wade said. “No matter what the score is we always feel we have an opportunity to win the game.”
So even when Indiana led 68-53 midway through third quarter, hope remained.
And even when James and Mario Chalmers were getting in a heated exchange during one particularly bleak stretch the Heat didn’t fall apart.
“It was a good win,” James said. “Good, good, quality win against a very good team on our home floor. We had to overcome a lot.”
Chalmers said after the game that the matter with James was forgotten. James, on Twitter, said he apologized.
Paul George scored 25 points for Indiana but missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it with 4 seconds left, and insisted afterward that he was fouled by James on the play.
“I went into my shot, got pushed in the back, I thought it was a foul, nothing was called, and we lost the game,” George said. “Aside of that we still should have taken care of business.”
David West had 23 points and Lance Stephenson added 13 for the Pacers, who have dropped two straight and saw their lead over Miami in the Eastern Conference trimmed to one game. Both teams have won against the other on their home floor this season, and Miami topped Indiana at home in Game 7 of the East finals a year ago.
“It’s December,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “I think you have two great teams going at it. It’s going to be a fun series all season, the regular-season matchups, and hopefully we will both be able to reach a point in the playoffs where we can meet again.”
Miami got the 15-point deficit down to five by the end of the third quarter, and was still down 92-85 when West scored with 3:21 remaining.
Then, for the first time all night, the Heat put together a real run.
The Heat scored the next 10 points — Bosh’s 3-pointer, his first in 15 attempts, tied it at 92. And after George missed in the lane at the other end, James brought the ball the other way and found Allen for a 3-pointer that put the Heat ahead for the first time since the score was 14-13.
They didn’t trail again.
“I was encouraged by our ability to stay focused and show some resolve in the second half,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It wasn’t necessarily pretty, but you have to make enough plays … and a lot of times against this opponent it has to be like that, where it’s not smooth and you have to make enough plays to just give yourself a chance in the end.”
The Pacers had a chance at the lead late, but it went awry when George Hill turned the ball over on a pass with 14 seconds left. Allen made two free throws with 10.3 seconds remaining to put Miami up by three, and that capped the scoring.
Jay Z has partnered together with Cohiba Red Dot and the two have released their super-premium Comador cigars. Handcrafted with tobacco from the world’s most revered growing regions, in Santiago and the Dominican Republic, the Comador cigars feature a rare Connecticut Havana wrapper.
Keep your cigars moist, fully flavored and ready to share with friends with this customized humidor designed by Comador and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter. Handsomely covered in fine, grained leather, the two-door hinged humidor is lined with solid mahogany to seal in and emit moisture—while supporting your cigars’ maturation. Kitted with a hygrometer that maintains moisture at perfect levels, the humidor is crafted with a storage area and ventilated cedar tray that organize and protect up to 63 cigars. This beautiful investment piece comes with a sealed, screw-top metal travel cylinder that lets you carry your favorite cigars to parties, clubs and other festive gatherings. A fabulous gift for the cigar lover on your holiday list—or for yourself.
The starting price is 210 for seven-cigar Toro Box set, and go up to $1000, for the Cedar-Lined Humidor set. The premium cigars will be available at Club Macanudo, the 40/40 club in New York City, Barney’s.
“Visual Storytelling through Memorable Album Covers” shares 26 best practices for creating striking cover designs that visualize music, express an artist’s personality, and grab your attention. In the digital era, album design is alive and well. Album cover art forms the basis of artists’ identities, permeating all the ways artists express their brands, ranging from tour merchandise to their social spaces. “Visual Storytelling through Memorable Album Covers” provides examples from classic rock musicians such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and contemporary bands such as Goldfrapp and the National.
Jay-Z (@S_C_), LL Cool J (@llcoolj), Lil Wayne (@LilTunechi), Outkast & Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) On XXL Magazine
XXL celebrates 40 years of Hip Hop with their latest issue which comes with five collectors edition tribute covers featuring Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Lil Wayne, Outkast and Snoop Dogg. This issue will hit newsstands on December 31st.