Daily Archives: January 8, 2017

Viola Davis Wins Best Supporting Actress At The 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Viola Davis won her first Golden Globe Award tonight and she won for Best Supporting Actress in the August Wilson play Fences. She was later asked a question about Donald Trump and explained that America’s problem is bigger than Trump.

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Milky Wayv Collective Member Bobby Earth Unveils Lazy Daze Single Feat. Lord Gabe

Milky Wayv collective member Bobby Earth has a new single with “Lazy Daze” an R&B single with mild psychedelia and a guest rap from Lord Gabe. Label mate Peyton provides background vocals and Solange’s favorite trumpet player Adam DeWalt ends the song. The Houston-based Earth released his Progression EP last September. “Lazy Daze” is available as a free download.

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David Bowie-No Plan Official Video

David Bowie’s 70th birthday is today and his final recordings were released as the No Plan EP. The video for the “No Plan” single features rows of televisions inside of the Newton Electrical shop which is a reference to Bowie’s character in The Man Who Fell To Earth and his Lazarus musical. People stand outside the shop to watch the screens as they display the lyrics to the song and a still of Bowie. On Tuesday it will be one year since Bowie died from liver cancer.

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Throwback: The Lost Boyz-Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz

“Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz” is from The Lost Boyz ’96 debut album, Legal Drug Money. The quartet of Freaky Tah, Mr. Cheeks, Spigg Nice and Pretty Lou all came from South Jamaica, Queens and quickly mastered some of the biggest party songs of the era. Easy Mo Bee produced “Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz” and a total of three songs on the album that also had production work from Pete Rock, Big Dex, Mr. Cheeks, Tim Dawg, Mr. Sexxx, Dwarf The Black Prince and Charles Suitt. Legal Drug Money had five hits and reached Gold status making it their most successful album. Their three-album output was cut short when Freaky Tah was murdered in ’99. Mr. Cheeks, who was mentored by his uncle Gil Scott-Heron,  had solo success with his John P. Kelly album in 2001 and the single “Lights, Camera, Action!” In 2004, Spigg Nice was sentenced to 37 years in prison for a string of bank robberies. In 2016, Mr. Cheeks released the single, “What’s Wrong With You.”

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