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Stormzy Pledges £10m, 50% Of His Net Wealth, To Black British Causes Over Next 10 Years

Many artists and celebrities have been giving money to black communities in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the US, sparked most recently by the murder of George Floyd. Now, Stormzy, popular UK grime artist, has made a massive and lasting contribution by pledging £10 million, 50% of his current net wealth, to black British causes over the next ten years.

While one time payments to charities are useful, recurring donations are exceptionally important as they give these organizations a firm idea of what their overhead will be in coming months and years so they can more effectively allocate those funds.

Read statements from Stormzy and Merky Records below.

“The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life – simply due to the colour of our skin.”

“I’m lucky enough to be in the position I’m in and I’ve heard people often dismiss the idea of racism existing in Britain by saying, ‘If the country’s so racist how have you become a success?!’ And I reject that with this: I am not the UK’s shining example of what supposedly happens when a black person works hard. There are millions of us. We are not far and few.”

“We have to fight against the odds of a racist system stacked against us and designed for us to fail from before we are even born. Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it.”

 

 

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Diplo & Others To Appear On New ‘Celebrity Show-Off’ TV Series

Obviously TV networks aren’t airing reality competition shows like Family Feud or Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? right now due to COVID-19. But, a new TBS series is taking advantage of the do-it-from-home mentality with a new show called Celebrity Show-Off.

Celebrities taking part include Diplo, Ja Rule, Action Bronson, Gabi Butler, Dwight Howard, Travis Kelce, Nene Leakes, Jason Mraz, Kevin Smith, Tori Spelling, Bella Thorne, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah Willis. Based on a Korean show called My Little Television, and hosted by The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik, these contestants have nearly free reign to show off.

Corie Henson, EVP and head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV says in a statement, “From sharing never-before-seen talents, to performing crazy stunts or even bringing on special guests, the celebs’ shows are creatively ambitious with DIY charm — since our cast are all working with the limitations of what they’ve got available at home.”

               Here’s how the show will go down. According to Deadline, “In each episode, five stars will compete to create quirky self-shot content that premieres online and the goal is to attract the most online viewers to keep their shows ‘on the air.’ The digital shows will debut on TBS’ YouTube channel on June 24 and will be scored by total views, view duration and engagement. Each week, they will come together in a virtual studio to find out who will remain in the competition. The lowest-performing celebrity will be replaced with a new star and the longer each person stays in the competition, the more money they raise for charity.”

The Masked Singer was the latest competition program to be ported to the US and it saw massive success.

The ten-part series is being produced remotely and will launch on June 23 at 10 PM.

 

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This DJ, Stuck & Forgotten On A Cruise Ship During COVID-19, Is Speaking Out

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, many regulations were put in place to protect citizens. Things like mandatory masks, regular hand washing notices, limits on social gathering, and more were the most publicly shared. In addition, Trump also ordered a no-sail mandate on all boating on March 13, which was primarily aimed at the cruise industry.

While passengers were able to disembark and return home to their families, crew were not as lucky. As of May 18, the number of crew stranded on cruise ships at sea or at port numbered more than 100,000. It’s unclear how many of these individuals have made their way home, but Brazilian DJ Caio Saldanha is now talking about his experience stuck, and forgotten, aboard Celebrity Cruises’ 1,000-foot Celebrity Infinity ship — a nearly 12-week floating prison.

Saldanha opened up about his experience in an interview with Vox. The cruise was supposed to last 24 weeks.

Before we embarked, we thought about the pandemic. We didn’t get information from the company before, but when we came to the US we saw Donald Trump on TV talking about the cruise ships, and how they were a dangerous environment, and the no-sail order. We got back to the company, and said, “Will we embark?” And they said that everything is fine. We embarked on March 14, and we got the message that we’ll be sailing to Tampa Bay, and that we didn’t have any information about what was going to happen in the future. That was the first day. It was very complicated.

Crew were told they would be quarantined for at least 14 days, but that was before the US extended the mandatory quarantine from April until July. The decision left many of the crew members worried about what would happen and in a horrid state of limbo.

The CDC allowed crew members to disembark from these ships, as long as the companies footed the bill for “the private transportation of their employees back to their home countries.” According to a report by the Miami Herald, company executives resisted the option, calling it “too expensive.” In an effort to skirt the law, the boats headed for other countries that were more lenient on travel. Saldanha’s ship headed to Barbados from where he flew home to Brazil. As of June 3, he’s back home.

Though the number of crew still currently stuck on ships hasn’t been updated since Miami Herald‘s original article in May, it’s likely still more than acceptable.

You can read Saldanha’s eye-opening full interview with Vox here.

 

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Marc Rebillet announces tour through drive-in theaters

Arkansas has already made the first move toward restoring concerts in a post-quarantine world, booking Bishop Gunn frontman Travis McCready for a show in Fort Smith next weekend. But as far as an actual tour is concerned, entertainer and musician Marc Rebillet is pretty sure he’s the first.

THE DRIVE-IN LIVE TOUR 2020

JUNE/JULY

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: https://t.co/bP20221ejv pic.twitter.com/sCS9ViNJSc

— Marc Rebillet (@marcrebillet) May 4, 2020

The improvisational musician who entertains on stage while playing music has announced a concert tour that’ll take him through five US cities next month. But there’s one catch: they’re all going to be drive-in theaters.

Of course, not ever US town has a drive-in theater — the amount that don’t probably outweighs those that do — so the cities that Rebillet can even visit are very limited. Along with the inherent social distancing built into the concept of a drive-in theater, Rebillet says other social distancing rules will be observed.

Cars at the venue will be kept apart. Guests must stay inside the cars. Staffers must wear face masks and gloves. Tickets can only be purchased online. Restrooms should be used only for emergencies. However, since trips to the restroom are to be expected, participants will be permitted to visit them by row in 15-minute intervals.

Rebillet himself plans to roam, safely while social distancing, as everyone watches through their windshields.

“It’ll be me, out there, doing a show,” he said. “Since everyone is going to be forced to be in their cars, I’ll be able to do a lot of running around, ‘interacting’ with the audience, just by doing my thing.”

“The entire live entertainment industry has just been completely paralyzed,” he said of the current state of affairs. “No one is doing anything, because we can’t. This just got me super, super excited. It’s really a beautiful idea.”

“I certainly hope that doing this at least opens up the doors to this possibility to be a reality for other bands, and other acts — I would love to see that,” Rebillet said. “I know the live music-going public would love to see that. Everyone is just f–king desperate to do something where they’re around people.”

Tickets to the Drive-In Live Tour are available now.

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South Korea Clubs Begin Reopening As COVID-19 Curve Flattens

Early projections estimated that clubs around the world wouldn’t reopen until late 2020 at the earliest, but as the curve begins to flatten in South Korea, select clubs are beginning to open their doors once again, though under very strict regulations.

Faust, vurt., Modeci, Beton Brut+Concrete Bar, and Volnost all opened this past weekend.

Below, you can see the strict regulations that vurt. is putting in place.

  • No mask, no entry
  • Entrants will need to fill out the access records for epidemiological investigation in case of a confirmed case of corona virus
  • If anyone has traveled abroad, had feverish symptoms or symptoms of any respiratory disease, or visited places with known confirmed patients, you cannot enter the club

Yesterday, Guardian shared that South Korea reported no new domestic coronavirus cases for the first time since February, according to the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

A series of national holidays next week has local health authorities still urging people to use caution as they’re more likely to travel and visit family to celebrate May Day today and Children’s Day next Tuesday.

Many clubs in China have also reopened in the past days and weeks.

These recent developments provide hope that maybe the same could be seen in the US in the coming months, but such thinking is still likely premature in many states and municipalities until a vaccine is developed.

Fri (금) 24 April 2020 합정동테크노 : HAPJEONG – DONG TECHNO Lavera / Xanexx / Zorba ‘오래된 미래’ 라는 슬로건과 함께 2014년 서울에 등장한…

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Major Lazer Deliver Infectious “Blinding Lights” Remix for The Weeknd [MUST LISTEN]

The Weeknd and Major Lazer are a perfect match in this new remix of “Blinding Lights.”

The Weeknd’s incredibly smooth, 80s-inspired production is transformed into an dancehall heater perfect for — well, we’d say the dancefloor, but more like your living room (#stayathome) — thanks to Major Lazer. The unexpected collaboration comes together instinctually with just the right amount of flavor to liven up the mix.

“Blinding Lights” has served as a strong second single from The Weeknd’s 2020 album After Hours. The song hit number one in the US and 29 total countries, and has racked up nearly 725 million plays on Spotify since its release earlier this year.

Needless to say, this is more than a radio hit or a dance hit — it’s art the world needs to hear. In addition, The Weeknd has dropped a remix for “Heartless” with Lil Uzi Vert, as well as some other goodies.

Check it out Major Lazer’s take on “Blinding Lights” below and experience the full album here.

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights (Major Lazer Remix)

Get it: http://theweeknd.co/BLMajorLazer

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Disco Donnie Buys Back Company From LiveStyle

Disco Donnie Presents is one of the largest independent concert promoters in the US, throwing over 1,000 shows and moving more than 1 million tickets in 2019, including events like Freaky Deaky and Ubbi Dubbi. Founded in the late ’90s by “Disco” Donnie Estopinal in New Orleans, the company was bought by Robert Sillerman’s SFX Entertainment in 2012. After SFX went bankrupt in 2015, Disco Donnie and the other subsidiaries purchased by the company continued to throw shows as Sillerman and his business went through the ringer in the courts.

When SFX was rebranded LiveStyle, Estopinal saw the opportunity to buy his company, and name, back. Billboard reports that LiveStyle was looking to offload a number of assets back in December, including React Presents, which was originally offered to Donnie in addition to his own company.

However, concentrating on his own brand, he declined (React eventually went to LiveXLive) and, earlier this month, closed the purchase of Disco Donnie Presents from LiveStyle.

Of course, right now seems like an odd time to buy back an events company.

“Nobody’s really said ‘congratulations’ or ‘great job.’ It’s more like, ‘Oh, are you sure?’ Or, ‘Okay, well, I support whatever decision you make.’ I understand people are worried about it, but I had to do what I had to do,” Estopinal told Billboard. “I went through everything, including the bankruptcy and had to swallow my pride a bunch of times and weather some crazy shit in the music world.”

He continued, “We’re all going to have to work through this and right now no knows when things will go back to normal. But I think we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to shape what the concert industry is going to look like in the future. I’m excited to be a part of that and do it as Disco Donnie, with the company I started, under my name and my own terms.”

 

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Alkaline and Mavado Excites Promoter and Florida Dancehall Fans

Alkaline and Mavado are two of the leading artists in dancehall right now and although they are not a group, their friendship often lead them to perform on the same shows.

Just last month we saw them both in action in Toronto and in July they made an appearance together on Reggae Sumfest. On September 17, Alkaline and Mavado will again be on the same stage at the upcoming Elite Music Festival at the Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in Florida. Veteran promoter, Hans Mullings, says the festival will give fans a professional music and entertainment experience and bring people together.

“It is planned to bring people together, and we are going for an annual product,” Mullings said. “We will be having a live band show because if the band is great and the artist is great, it will give patrons a unique feel. People always say stay in your lane, but we are not like that, we try to be in every lane. We have done our research, and, believe me, it is a win-win when you hear about Alkaline, Mavado, and Jahmiel on one stage. The response as been wonderful and people are very excited.”

The festival will also offer a meet-and-greet session which will cost each patron US$250 to meet and take photos with Mavado and Alkaline.

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Popcaan Pulls Out Red Bull Culture Clash Due To Visa Issues

Popcaan will not be performing at this weekend’s Red Bull Culture Clash in Atlanta due to visa issues.

The dancehall deejay was on the lineup with his Unruly crew going up against other acts like WondaGurl, Tinie Tempah, and Mike WiLL Made-It. The “Unruly Boss” deejay issued a statement late Friday announcing that he will not be in Atlanta as previously announced due to problem with his travel documents. We’re told that he did not get his US visa and work permit in time for the show.

“It is with deep regret that we have to announce that Popcaan is unable to participate with Unruly at this year’s Red Bull Culture Clash in Atlanta,” the statement reads. “Due to circumstances out of our control and despite everyone’s best efforts, travel documents were unable to be processed in time for the clash. We prepared rigorously as a team for this event and were prepared for a serious clash with Popcaan as the team leader. We are fully aware without the presence of Unruly’s boss Popcaan things will be vastly different; but we are UNRULY and are 100% dedicated to representing for our culture, our country, Popcaan and Red Bull.”

Popcaan also thank his fans for their support and let them know that he will put on a special performance for them when he gets his travel document situation resolve.

#popcaan issues statement regarding Red Bull Culture Clash

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Jah Cure Replaces Totaled AMG Benz With Bentley Continental GT3R

Jah Cure finds himself another race car after totaling his Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG last week.

The reggae crooner was lucky to walk away from the crash without a scratch thanks to the number of safety features that comes with the car. Jah Cure posted a clip of himself over the weekend testing out a much more expensive race car, a Bentley Continental GT3R. While the C63 AMG retail for around US$70,000 in the U.S., the Bentley could cost him around US$330,000 brand new and around two third of that price used.

The Bentley GT3R comes with a massive DOHC 32-valve V-8 engine with aluminum block and heads which output a whopping 592 hp and 553 lb-ft to move that big body from 0-60 in 3.4 sec. While the C63 was quick, the Bentley is even quicker despite it’s heavier body and comes with a whole lot more techs in the cockpit. It will be interesting to hear the price tag in Jamaican dollars, since the C63 topped JM$30 million.

On a side note, the Bentley cost around US$130,000 more than a base Lamborghini Huracan super car.

#jahcure replaces AMG Benz with a Bentley Continental GT3R

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After getting some criticism for showing off his C63 AMG on the Gram, Jah Cure shot back at his critics with this statement.

My music is for the people. My personal life belongs to me. If you live your life to please people you will never enjoy it in peace. Bob Marley died at age 36 and he never get a chance to enjoy what he built. So please enjoy your life today don't wait until tomorrow. Live it up now while you can..let no one tells you how to live and what to do with yours. Work hard for what you want and you will achieve it. #badmindedpeopledontexistinmystory #strugledformanyyearsinjail #ilivethedirt #itsmytimetoliveitclean #fromprisontopurpose #beainspirationtoothers

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Shaggy Delivered New Equipment To Children Hospital

Shaggy continues to keep his word by giving back to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St. Andrew.

Last week Wednesday, the dancehall deejay handed over tons of equipment, hospital furniture, parts and accessories to the hospital through his Make a Difference Foundation. The equipment cost approximately US$529,000and make up the latest donation from Shaggy’s foundation. Rebecca Burrell, the foundation’s executive director, says this is the first of two handovers of well needed equipment to the hospital.

The “It Wasn’t Me” singer is already organizing next year’s Shaggy and Friends benefit concert set for January 6. “It always confirms how much it is all worth it,” Shaggy said. “A lot of people don’t know the inner fighting that takes place and the tension that goes into getting it done. The money from the last two concerts went into providing equipment for the cardiac lab, so we haven’t been able to give anything over that period to the hospital itself, so to be able to do this is great.”

Shaggy is already making plans for a bigger Shaggy and Friends concert next year. No details are available on the format and who will be on the lineup, but he always get a lot of support from local and overseas artists.

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DJ Khaled – I Can’t Even Lie (feat. Future & Nicki Minaj) (Grateful Album)

[Intro: DJ Khaled & Future]
Another one (yeah yeah)
We The Best Music!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
DJ Khaled!

[Chorus: Future]
Lamborghini got a S
Parking lot look like a movie
My sex drive leave her woozy
Got my B-A-B-Y in the two-seat
I ain’t, I ain’t even got no time to talk
It’s all up to you, baby
Diamonds dancing on my rubies
Savage mode is on ruthless
Nah, I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you

[Verse 1: Future]
A million dollar cash on me in the studio when I did this verse
My money is longer, my weed is stronger
All my bitches is badder, these niggas is sadder
My rubies got chalice so fuck all the chatter
Tissued the money, I rest on them plaques
King of the Patek, clarity showing without even knowing
Jump out that Lambo with the red bottoms on
The capital going up heavy in Florence
Duffel of Franks just to boost my endurance
Two number ones in a row
I sit back on that Act’ and sit low in that Ghost
Lamborghini got a S, Sierra Leone baguettes, yeah
The gold from my neck, it done got in my flesh, yeah
Parking lot look like a film, yeah
My duffel stuffed with a M, yeah
My shooters at basketball gyms, yeah
I got some permanent scars
I will not wait for tomorrow

[Chorus: Future]
Lamborghini got a S
Parking lot look like a movie
My sex drive leave her woozy
Got my B-A-B-Y in the two-seat
I ain’t, I ain’t even got no time to talk, it’s all up to you, baby
Diamonds dancing on my rubies
Savage mode is on ruthless
Nah, I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you

[Verse 2: Nicki Minaj]
Yo, yo
Queen back in the US, low iron, but you pressed
Who lied and said you next? Crying emojis in my group texts
Stay in your bum-ass duplex, it’s Minaj, no group sex
Queen never shuffle, you deal
Just turned down a four-million-dollar shoe deal
Keep your man off my Instagram, bitch
99 problems but ain’t one a damn bitch
G4-fly even when I land, bitch
Lookin’ like Pocahontas, yeah, they want my land, bitch
I’m just exotic, bitch, chronic bitch
Shoe game on psychotic, bitch
Yes, I am iconic, bitch
Pussy get ’em hooked like phonics, sis
Every ball player tryna find this bitch
Ball hard but I’m too fine to fine this bitch
I graduated with honors, bitch
I’m the truth like a motherfuckin’ honest bitch
Full throttle switch
Pick a side, pick a side, they gotta switch
Big MAC billboard out in Times Square
And I ain’t talkin ’bout McDonald’s bitch

[Chorus: Future]
Lamborghini got a S
Parking lot look like a movie
My sex drive leave her woozy
Got my B-A-B-Y in the two-seat
I ain’t, I ain’t even got no time to talk
It’s all up to you, baby
Diamonds dancing on my rubies
Savage mode is on ruthless
Nah, I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you

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RICK ROSS – Apple Of My Eye lyrics

Just being somebody that the neighborhood respected
And my mama could be proud of, was the apple of my eye
That’s all I ever wanted, just to being something man
At that point what else can you ask for?

Tears running out of a nigga face
In a room full of failures I feel out of place
Still sleeping on the floor when you deserve better
Got you reeking through the cold even in warm weather
I told Meek I wouldn’t trust Nicki, instead of beefing with your dog you just give him some distance
We all make mistakes, lets not be to specific
You rather be a killer than be statistic
An never fold no I never ran
On my soul I’ll roll like an avalanche
I thank the lord I got some great friends
That’s why every bottle I open I say amen
Just had seizure at the Super Bowl
Woke up in the third quarter looking for the smoke
If its more then a quarter million, Ill count it twice
Poochie broke my heart shit I call it life
An never will I call it rite
Not perfect but I’m the one you would call at night
Traveling the world, I’m just reppin’ my city
But rarely do I hear that this nigga done did it
When niggas in fatigues will keep you intrigued
Cause the loss of lifes the only thing that niggas believe
So I pray you listen carefully
Then I become another muthafuckin’ casualty

Always speak and say right
I just never ever walk on by
(never ever walk on by)
You even stop and put one in the sky
(the sky)
You do it for the love of you and I
(for the love of you and..)

Standin’ on your block but you so out of place
Uncle on the couch, momma running out of space
Lights off so you never tend to speak much
Go your separate ways every time the lease up
A fat ugly nigga thought I’d never be nothing
Another tree stump, happy with his free lunch
Duckin’ pigeons, I’m an eagle on a sunny day
Flap my wings once a week, pray I glide safe
I want fried chicken at my funeral
Rolls Royces, dope boys, Sway interviews
Everybody dying for the same things
Cop kill a nigga don’t nobody gangbang
I’m happy Donald Trump became the president
Because we gotta destroy, before we elevate
Real shit, look at me inside the white house
With a pocket full of weed inside the white house
Dead presidents tattooed on a nigga chest
U.S. treasury addressing me, mad at my address
Own the biggest residential pool is the US
Drake and Kanye can invite every bitch they ever met
Finger fuckin’ bitches in the holy water
Then I go an tell what happened to my only daughter
So her daddy told it to her firsthand
Never perfect but its not just bout them purses

Always speak and say right
I just never ever walk on by
(never ever walk on by)
You even stop and put one in the sky
(the sky)
You do it for the love of you and I
(yeah)

The streets could never teach me
All the things I got from you
I found myself in the wrong lane
And I ended up in pain (Pain)
I was strolling down a dark street
When this girl passed me by
She said you’ve always been a good friend
(Always been a good friend)
And you never never never let me down
I’ll just fall back never turn back
Let it go let it go
I’ll just fall back never turn back
Let it go let it go

Always speak and say right
I just never ever walk on by
(never ever walk on by)
You even stop and put one in the sky
(the sky)
You do it for the love of you and I
(for the love of you and I)

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Pink Guy – Dog Festival Directions (Pink Season Album)

[Verse]
If you want to eat some dog
I have good news
There’s an annual dog festival
Where you can eat all the dog you want
And it’s located in Yulin Guangxi China
And the festival spans about ten days
With 15 thousand dogs consumed
And it goes from the 21st to the 30th of June
I just wanna let you know
I’m just tryna’ be a bro
So you first take a flight to Guangzhou China
Once you get off at that airport
You wanna ask around for the Guangxi provincial bus
And it costs 20 US dollars
And it’s a four and a half hour ride
And you get off at Maoming West
Just remember Maoming West
Now you might have to stay there a full night
Depending on the time you arrive
Because the next bus that goes to Yulin only runs like once a day
And you have to buy another ticket
It’s about another 22 bucks
But from there it goes straight to Yulin
Soon enough you’ll be eating some dog
Now there are about 8 available hotels in Yulin
I’m checking online now
I suggest the Yulin Lijing International Hotel
Offering a sauna, fitness center
Wow it’s not too bad at all
Nevermind, it’s 50 bucks a night
But with free complementary breakfast
And a free cancelation fee
So it’s not a bad as I thought
When you’re ready the concierge will know exactly which festival you’re talking about
And he or she will give you directions
So take a cab
But don’t get ripped off
If you’re white they’ll charge you double
I shit you not
I shit you not
But anyways enjoy your flight
Goodbye
Enjoy the dog festival

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Run DMC – Jam-Master Jay (Run-Dmc Deluxe Reissue Album)

Kick off shoes, jump on the jock
Listen to the Jam Master as he starts to rock
His name is Jay and he’s on his way
To be the best DJ in the US of A

J-a-y are the letters of his name
Cutting and scratching are the aspects of his game
So check out the Master as he cuts these jams
And look at us with the mics in our hands
Then take a count, 1 2 3
Jam Master Jay, Run-D.M.C

He’s Jam Master Jay, the big beat blaster
He gets better cause he knows he has to
In ’84 he’ll be a little faster
And only practice makes a real Jam Master

We’re live as can be but we’re not singing the blues
We got to tell all y’all the good news
The good news is that there is a crew
Not 5, not 4, not 3, just 2
2 MC’s who are claiming the fame
And all other things won’t be the same
Beacause it’s about time for a brand new group
Run-D.M.C. to put you up on the scoop
We make the fly girls scream in ecstacy
We rock the freshest rhymes at a party
We put all the fellas in a daze
It’s everyone that we amaze
And we got the master of a disco scratch
There’s not a break that he can’t catch
Jam Master Jay that is his name
And all wild DJ’s he will tame
Behind the turntables is where he stands
Then there is the movement of his hands
So when asked who’s the best, y’all should say:
"Run-D.M.C. and Jam Master Jay"

Jam Master Jay is the one in charge
It’s up to him to rock beats that are truly large
He is the master of the scratch and cut
So move your arms, so move your legs
So won’t you move your butt

We’re not talking ground, we’re not talking sky
We’re not talking low, we’re not talking high
We’re not talking big, we’re not talking small
We want all of the people on off the wall
We’re not talking night, we’re not talking day
But we’re talking bout Jam Master Jay

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De La Soul – Memory Of… (US) (feat. Estelle & Pete Rock)

[Hook: Estelle]
And it’s so easy to fall back to the memory of
And it’s easy to recall the good and fall into place
But you’re not easy to love
I love the memory of…
I remember your face, I remember your way

[Verse 1: Estelle]
I remember you now
Part of my existence
I remember your face
You came in and got me
All in a day
Yeah, all in a day
I remember your lips
Do you remember the taste?
Remember family names
Your child, my child, our child
Whitney and Dwayne
Different to my world now
Remember the way
You gripped my hips so tight now?
Slow up the pace
Maybe erase, don’t remember my words

[Hook: Estelle]
Cause it’s so easy to fall back to the memory of
And it’s easy to recall the good and fall into place
But you’re not easy to love
I love the memory of…
I remember your face, I remember your way

[Verse 2: Posdnuos]
How could I forget?
A ballad was born upon a demo of a fly love song
Didn’t take long before the archer with the wings heard it
Shot us in the heart with a contract, he knew we were a hit
The right amount of soul with a parallel amount of grit
But the archer couldn’t see the target of departure
Gave in your pink slip and called it quits
It’s understood you would
Label me a mate who wronged you
Cause I kept wanting to feature
With them other females on they songs too
Your words spoken in mono for monogamy
Telling me I had to go cause I chose
Stereo for stereotypical male biology
And now I’m left setting traps
For you to fall in for me again
Who hates you to tell me
"Slow up the pace, maybe erase, don’t…"

[Bridge: Estelle]
Slow up the pace
Maybe erase, don’t remember my words

[Hook: Estelle]
Cause it’s so easy to fall back to the memory of
And it’s easy to recall the good and fall into place
But you’re not easy to love
I love the memory of…

[Verse 3: Dave]
Our last trip to Vegas had me feeling like we had a chance
But chance just showed up at the wedding
I guess I didn’t read the heading
"Forgive and won’t erase the bitter past"
But I ain’t up for kissing ass
I bought you everything your pretty feet could fit in
Put you behind the finest steering wheels
Fearing you would drive a nigga crazy
Told you grow up, but shit, you was my baby
Bits and pieces never made nothing decent
When I accommodated you, you played me like a stranger

[Bridge: Estelle]
I remember you now (Accountability is major)
A part of what I did then
Remember your face
Just don’t let me trip over memory lane
Cause time can’t be replaced
And I don’t want to stay

[Hook: Estelle]
Cause, oh, it’s so easy to fall back to the memory of
And it’s so dah-dah-dee-dah
Dah-dah-dah-dah-dee-dah
It’s so easy to fall
In dah-dah-dah-dah-dee-dah
Remember your way
Remember your way

[Adlib: Posdnuos]
It’s De La featuring Estelle
With the Soul Brother Pete Rock

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Popcaan – New Level

[Intro]
New level
Why?!
New level
You know…

[Verse 1]
Mmmmm
You nuh haffi be my friend
Me nuh haffi be your friend
You nah buy me food
You nah take care of mi kids them
Me know them a pussy from long time
So, me nuh too believe inna mankind
Mi future brighter than sunshine
Plus mi granny tell me this one time
[Chorus]
Say..
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
A dem turn Tony inna Rebel (you know, you know)
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
Woii yoii

[Verse 2]
Some of them too easy fi switch, a mussi Digicel Play
Them have a bag of man a press up and play them
Do anything from another man pay them
Only mi press up a mi Matic and ‘K them

[Hook]
Prepare fi the fight when you gone pon a new height
Nooo
Because them nuh waan you fi “do it” like a new Nike
My style is….fat pussy gyal inna drop top, Rayce
My nine is….always there anytime when a road time
Notnice… (you know, you know, you know)

[Chorus]
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
A dem turn Tony inna Rebel
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
New level, new devil

[Verse 3]
Jamaica
New money, no problem
Money we a use solve them
Some bwoy make money put dem a friend inna problem
Watch your things like King Alarm them
Them a chat me, but a gyal me a chat ’bout
Pounds and US, Euros me nuh stop count
The gyal them pretty like the money weh inna mi account
Real thugs mi nuh forgot ’bout

[Hook]
Prepare fi the fight when you gone pon a new height
Man a god inna earth, god inna real life, real life
Work hard fi di glory, mi do wha’ mi feel like, feel like!
If you try stop mi food you will dead inna real life
You know, you know, you know
Mmm hmmm

[Chorus]
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
A dem turn Tony inna Rebel (you know)
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
New level, new devil
Woii yoii

[Interlude]
New level
Why?!
New level

[Hook]
Prepare fi the fight when you gone pon a new height
Nooo
Man a god inna earth, god inna real life
Work hard fi di glory, mi do wha’ mi feel like
If you try stop mi food you will dead inna real life
You know, you know, you know
Mmm hmmm

[Outro]
New level, new devil (you know, you know, you know)
New level, new devil
You know, you know, you know (4x)

You know, you know, you know…