The R.E.D. Album is the fourth studio released project from California MC The Game. There is a misconception about the title of the album being R.E.D., the assumption was that it was inspired by his blood gang affiliation. In an interview with MTV News (click for more), Game clears up the misconception by stating the album title was derived from him being "rededicated to hip hop, family, Compton, and rededicated to everything"
Game has always been a controversial MC, who is not afraid to speak his mind and go against some of the heavyweights in the rap game. After giving the hip hop world three quality albums, The Documentary, Doctors Advocate, and LAX, can The R.E.D. Album keep up the streak of good music from The Game? With features from Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Tyler the Creator, and Chris Brown, to name a few from the quality list of featured artists. Will the R.E.D. Album deliver and meet expectations or fall short and disappoint? Tune in at 9 pm est/6 pm pst and you be the judge along with the Live In The Cipher team. Join our interactive rating and review process, where your opinion counts.
Sergio de Bari (born November 20, 1986) is a Professional Mixed Martial Artist, that competes at Featherweight (145 Lbs) and is currently signed with Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) the no. 1 Regional MMA Promotion in the U.S. with a 1-1 Professional record previously unbeaten as an Amateur Champion (5-0-1).
Growing up he was always undersized compared to other kids his age so participation in team sports wasn’t an easy thing for him. He began wrestling at the age of 13 because it was the one sport where his size didn’t matter. Instantly, he fell in love with the training and competition aspect of wrestling, he knew right away this would be his passion. After high school he wasn’t able to attend a university where there was a wrestling program and knowing where his passion lied he decided shortly after that school wasn’t for him. He turned to the work force and after a few years of that he began to miss that feeling of being competitive. During this time he began to regularly watch televised Mixed Martial Arts (UFC) events and became a fan of the sport. Knowing that wrestling at a high level without the right resources would be impossible, he turned his sights towards MMA.
Soon after he began entering grappling tournaments and realized that wrestling alone wouldn’t be enough to make it through tougher competition. After a short trial and error period he walked into Silver Fox BJJ (Saddle Brook, NJ) where he enrolled as a student and began spending all his time and energy towards training and competing in MMA. After years of training with one of the world’s foremost Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu associations (Team Renzo Gracie) he achieved the rank of Black Belt under World Class instructor, Renzo Gracie Black Belt Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec. During this time he also trains his Striking at the elite North Jersey Muay Thai gym (Lodi, NJ). In order to continue honing all aspects of his MMA game he also trains his wrestling at Edge Wrestling (Hoboken, NJ) where you can often find an abundance of other professional fighters, many of which are on the UFC roster. To supplement his training he also works with strength and conditioning coach (Power Lifting World Champion) Nick “the Iron Lion” Martire.
Before competing in MMA, he spent his time competing in grappling tournaments, winning multiple titles (even as recently as this year in a submission only event as the lightest competitor in the division). Stylistically, very aggressive and submission oriented, he is always looking to finish fights which have led to most of his wins in both MMA and BJJ competitions to be won by submission.
During his time off the mat, he spends his days working as a carpenter. Juggling fighting which is a full time 24 hour job and his full time 8 hours a day, doing various aspects of construction. Although working a physically demanding job he still makes to the time to train several times a day.
REALity TV? In this age of Reality TV shows such as Real Housewives , Basketball Wives, and Love and Hip-Hop Franchise has TV become all about Drama and Negativity? Or are people just not understanding that it is all for entertainment? Have these shows made people forget what is real and what is just good TV for ratings? How do these shows affect the actual Reality of the celebrities who take part in them?
Special Co Host Comedian Chris G. Join Us Live in the Vocal Booth this Saturday, June 21st, 11pm EST as we dive into Reality TV !!! Call Us up 646 - 233 -1302.
Rapsody began her career as a member of the North Carolina based hip-hop group, Kooley High. She launched her solo career in 2008 after signing with 9th Wonder's It's A Wonderful World Music Group. Her first significant career breakthrough came with the release of her mixtape Return of the B-Girl on December 7, 2010. Return of the B-Girl marked her first work with legendary hip-hop producer, DJ Premier, and featured guests such as Mac Miller and Big Daddy Kane. She continued to build acclaim with the release of her next mixtape, Thank H.E.R. Now., on June 21, 2011.
Thank H.E.R. Now. showcased her storytelling abilities as she drew from personal life experiences and featured her work with a variety of critically acclaimed acts such as Marsha Ambrosius , Estelle, Raekwon, Jean Grae, Murs, and Big Krit. Her next project, For Everything was released on November 15, 2011 as a free download with an option to donate on DJBooth.net. For Everything showcased her work with both newly acclaimed and established acts such as Kendrick Lamar and Freeway and a number of the tracks were featured in XXL magazine's "Bangers" section. In May 2011, Rapsody joined Mac Miller on his Incredibly Dope Tour for 15 dates. In late 2011, she toured with Phonte and 9th Wonder as a part of the Phonte & 9th Wonder Tour.
Nestled in the heart of New Jersey, one man aspires to be one of hip hop’s greatest MC’s and become a force in Hip Hop. Straight out of the bowels of Plainfield, New Jersey, Rashaan“Fly Rah” O’Neal is determined to turn his street dreams into a reality. Fly Rah fell in love with Hip Hop as soon as his ears tuned into beats and later the rhymes.
Where did the name Fly Rah come from? “Growing up in the hood, my crew was the flyest dudes from our area. We see FLY as anything considered to be positive and that’s how we were recognized.”, states Fly Rah.
Just three years ago, he decided to take his hobby of rhyming seriously. At the age of twenty three, Fly Rah is now starting his third career as one of the most respected MC’s to come out of New Jersey. “My Mentor, Alain Sajous encouraged me to pursue my talent when he heard me playing one of the songs I had recently recorded in the shop. From there the rest is history”, states Fly Rah, visionary and owner of one of Plainfield’s most prestigious Barber Shops. Turning his cutting customers into party goers, Fly Rah then turned them again into loyal followers.
When asked about his style of rap, Fly Rah states, “I look at myself as a MC. I just try to stay true to what I’m feeling. I rap about my life experiences and the things I observe around me. I don’t like to be called a Rapper though. Rappers are more like people who don’t care too much about the art of music. They put words together just to match. MC’s think about the concept from the beginning to end of a song. MC’s make beautiful music”.
Starting out as the leader in a group of fellow artists, the trio called themselves FLYKLUB. The group has made strides to make their mark in the industry, rocking every club in the tri-state area. Collectively the group released four mix tapes, STREET TEAM TAKEOVER, EAGLE EYE, DARK OF THE MOON and POINT TO PROVE.
STREET TEAM TAKEOVER was released in 2010 “We sold over 4,000 mix tapes in two weeks. That’s when I realized the group’s potential. We took off and running in the musical direction from there”, recalls Fly Rah. Their follow up, EAGLE EYE was dropped in the summer of 2011. At the top of 2012, the group dropped the mix tape entitled, DARK OF THE MOON. Anticipation of their newest tape POINT TO PROVE has received great feedback from the fans who love their new single “SAUCED RIGHT NOW”.
Collaboration with fellow artists on the single has made the mixtape the most talked about collection ready to hit the streets. How do you feel about the mix tape? “I love it. It’s very versatile. We have so many different styles and swag. We got everything. This mix tape is hard”, states Fly Rah.
When asked one fan states, “The chemistry between all of them is magical. When you listen to the other mix tapes, you can hear the growth within the music with every mix tape they drop”.
Fly Rah’s biggest musical influences are Jay-Z, TuPac, Biggie Smalls, Fab, DipSet, and more. To date Fly Rah has had the opportunity to open up for Artists such as Cassidy; French Montana; Joe Budden; Wacka Flocka, Vado, Plies and Noreaga (Hot 97 Showcase) to name a few.
To learn more on Fly Rah and his music check out his social sites…
Have you ever surprisingly went over to your significant others house after being out of town and you notice all of your personal belongings is nicely hidden away in the closet. Or, when you call their phone several times and they don't answer. Only to hear the following excuses "My phone was on vibrate and I forgot to take it off".
Do those things sound familiar? Let's take it a step further do you remember the times when you use to tell your significant other that you were working late at the office? Only to find out years later after giving up your players card and meeting someone new that person is giving you the same exact excuses. They say game recognizes game therefore is it alright for a woman to treat a man the same way he treats her? Should society look at her differently? What about when it comes to sex, is it alright for a woman to date or have sex with multiple men? What about when it comes to matters of the heart can men handle the reverse game?
Let's talk join the ladies of OWWHH Friday night at 11:00 pm est on Bks1Radio.com.......After all, as the old saying goes "two can play that game!!!!
Special Guest: Mr. R. Paige Smith
Strategic, Charismatic, Inspiring. These are the words that best describe Mr. R. Paige Smith, the author of “Think Like A Woman, Act Like A Man”, the dating and relationship advice book written from a Man’s perspective as an alternative to Steve Harvey’s widely popular “Think Like A Lady”. R. Paige is also the Television Host of “MAN ANSWERS TELEVISION”, an Internet TV show that discusses everyday topics, from entertainment and politics, to social health and well-being challenges within the African American community, albeit from the perspectives of men. R. Paige is also the co-host of the Staying Resilient Talk Radio Show, broadcast on Philadelphia AM Radio Station, WURD, the only Black owned radio station in the state of Pennsylvania.
When not in the Radio or Television studio, R. Paige serves as the C.O.O. for the NAZCA Network, a company specializing in digital media development and distribution. R. Paige Smith is a visionary leader who is a natural at creating what the end game looks like...and getting others to see and buy into the vision. Smith is also an Executive Information Technology and Business Management Leader and Consultant who is adept at driving organizational transformations that are structured to achieve sustained business growth and development. Regarded as a creative mind in both business and media, Mr. Smith joined NAZCA not only as C.O.O., but also as a new show development producer, creator of emerging broadcasting talent for both television and radio, and as the host and co-host for new and existing programming productions. Per Mr. Smith "As our goal as a company is to become the leader in regional and worldwide media creation opportunities, my role is to partner with our C.E.O. to bring the organizational structure, executive leadership, and internal talent development that will spearhead global awareness of NAZCA’s creative, broadcasting, and radio production capabilities, effectively globalizing the NAZCA Network brand."
While Smith brings formidable Business and IT leadership experience to NAZCA, he also is an accomplished Author, performing artist and musician, having a passion for the Arts and Entertainment since childhood. Smith’s passion and talent for broadcasting and media, along with his creative writing expertise resulted in a unique, growth oriented chemistry between he and the team both at NAZCA Network and at WURD Radio.
Regarded as a results oriented Information Technology Leader who emphasized delivery value, teamwork, and leadership, possessing more than 25 years of I. T. and Business Executive Management experience, Smith enjoyed a successful career as an Information Technology Executive Leader and Entrepreneur, delivering world class I. T. Governance, Software Quality Engineering, Portfolio Management I. T. Systems Delivery, Applications Development Delivery Services, and Strategic Technology and Business Consulting solutions as Sr. Director, CIGNA Corporation Information Technology, Sr. Director, COMCAST Corporation IP Engineering, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Information Technology, Senior Director, Whirlpool Corporation Global Information Systems, Software Quality Engineer at General Electric Aerospace Division and General Dynamics Land Systems Division, as well as other Senior IT Consulting positions through his IT Consulting Company, Technology Staffing – Systems Innovations, LLC, at Scientific Atlanta (CISCO), General Electric Ocean and Radar Systems Division, Coca Cola, and many other Fortune 500 organizations.
R. Paige Smith was educated at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his leadership background is rooted through his Bachelor of Science, Management Information Technology education.
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