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Anderson .Paak on Working with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice Cube, & Kendrick Lamar

Meeting Dr. Dre is a rarity theses days, especially for aspiring artists. Before Anderson .Paak landed on the cover of 2016’s XXL Freshman issue, he says he received a call from DJ Dahi to work on some music for Dr. Dre’s project. .Paak says he thought meeting the famed producer seemed so far fetched that he buried the idea in the back of his mind. However, once in the studio, people started buzzing about his song “Suede” and suggested that they let Dr. Dre listen to it. Once Dre heard it—after several replays—he began working with .Paak, which ultimately landed him on six songs on the Compton album alongside, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Ice Cube to name a few.

In this interview with DJ Vlad, .Paak admits that he didn’t know what project he was initially working for, but later discovered that Dre wanted to step away from Detox because he wasn’t happy with the finished product and wanted something fresh. The recording artist said with the Compton album, “he was pushing to do something he’d never done before, and he was taking risks and chances.”

Watch the full interview above.

Source: Vladtv

Sheriff David Clarke Calls National Guard To Milwaukee

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker activated the National Guard to be prepared if local police call upon their deployment to the city of Milwaukee on Sunday, [August 15]. The move to involve the reserved military force came by recommendation of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, whose vocal opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement brought him to the forefront of the discourse around crime and police brutality in the Black community, during the height of racial tensions in July. Clarke’s call to action comes after the second day of unrest following the shooting of a 23-year-old Black man police claim to have been armed while fleeing from a traffic stop.

“We cannot allow for a repeat of what happened (Saturday) night. I am going to utilize all available resources to accomplish that,” Clarke stated. On Sunday there were additional reports of shooting, the destruction of property, and injury, including a car fire, along with the wounding of an 18-year-old male by a bullet, and medical attention sought for a police officer who was hurt when a rock smashed the windshield of his cruiser. It all happened as police in riot gear moved in to disperse a crowd after 11 p.m. Several protesters were reported to have been arrested. Footage from the scene of the uprisings grabbed national headlines, with photos and videos of fires and shooting traveling the web.

“What happened tonight may not have been right, and I am not justifying that, but no one can deny the fact that there are problems, racial problems in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that need to be rectified,” City Alderman Khalif Rainey said. Tempers flared among many, while others in the community came together to assist in the clean-up of the damage and help re-institute calm. “This community of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has become the worst place to live for African-Americans in the entire country.”

Local politicians are said to be meeting with community leaders to discuss a strategy on how to move forward, with the potential for even greater angst as investigators prepare to put out their findings on what exactly occurred between the yet identified suspects and police. Officials have said they will be releasing footage from the firing officer’s body camera, as it remains unclear whether at any point the victim in fact reached for a fire arm. In any case, Sheriff Clarke can be expected to take a hard line approach in light of the fact that he has been somewhat anointed to be one of the nation’s spokespersons for law and order, as was indicated by his invitation to speak at the Republican National Convention last month in Cleveland.


Source: Vladtv

Britney Spears Wants to Find Love on Reality TV


Hot Topics.

Britney Spears reportedly wants to do a dating reality show to find a husband. Is it a mistake?

Then, 67-year-old Lionel Richie says he wants to have more children. Is he too old?

Plus, Bradley Cooper’s mom may have finally approved of a girl he’s dating.

Source: Wendy

Tory Lanez Doesn't Think His New Album Will Sell

Interscope/Mad Love Records rapper, Tory Lanez, might have been happy to learn that his single, “Luv,” broke the Billboard Top 40 this week, but he doesn’t seem to be projecting a glass-half-full outlook about how he imagines his album will be received. At least, not according to a prediction he shared on social media over the weekend.

“I’m fairly new to how this “album thing” works. So I’m not expecting much sales wise,” Tory wrote, in a tweet that directs the focus of his followers away from any commercial expectations they may have, and onto his professed artistry. “But Musically my album is the best album this year.”

Lanez has been pushing hard to create a buzz around his August 19 release. By indication of how he’s characterized the work he looks to serve out, the debut will be something of a statement on it having finally arrived, a triumph in the face of his doubters. On paper “I Told You,” looks promising, with contributions from the likes of Kanye West, Mannie Fresh, Ed Sheeran and a cast of other notable producers. But it remains to be seen how his having failed to make nice with the boss up in Toronto will bode for the Canadian rapper, after the numerous shots he and Drake have taken at one another since the 6 god shaded him on his Summer Sixteen tour earlier in the year. Lanez has since come up on fans’ newsfeed with an occasional slight that had OVO fam producer Boi-1da juxtaposing Drake’s four sold-out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, with an artist many assume to be Tory “trolling for attention & record sales.”

On Saturday, Tory put out a random promotional bonus, promising to engage personally with fans who pre-ordered the album. “SEND A PIC OF UR PROOF OF PURCHASE & LEAVE UR # .. IMA FACE TIME U .. IF U HAVE DROID IMA CALL,” he tweeted.


Source: Vladtv

Son of Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies of Drug Overdose

The son of late Washington D.C. politician Marion Barry died of a drug overdose on Saturday, [August 13]. Marion Christopher Barry Jr. was just 36 years old.

Barry, Jr. attempted to follow in his father’s footsteps with a failed 2015 bid for Barry, Sr.’s long-held council seat in the city’s 8th Ward. To his eventual detriment, Jr. was also noted for his battle with drugs and run in’s with the law. He was charged with drug and driving-related violations in 2011, 2013 and 2014 before receiving 12 months probation over an alleged outburst at a bank following his run for office in 2015.

Barry Sr. who got the nickname “Mayor for Life,” was long revered as a political powerhouse who’d serve twice at the head of the nation’s capital, with his first tenure lasting from 1979-1991 [the longest in D.C. history]. Before establishing himself in Washington, Barry Sr. had been a business organizer and school board member with a legendary past involving his work as an organizer during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. But his legacy took a hit when in 1990 he was busted in an FBI sting that involved him freebasing crack cocaine in the presence of an informant. The story took on a sensational edge as surveillance of the incident got around to circulating the news media.

Barry Jr’s death comes nearly two years after the passing of his father to cardiac arrest in 2014.


Source: Vladtv