Daily Archives: January 3, 2019

Ice Cube Performs That New Funkadelic On The Tonight Show With The Roots

Ice Cube took Everythangs Corrupt to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month and performed “That New Funkadelic” with help from The Roots. 

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Crypto Boxers Takes on PlayStakes LLC As New Game Developers

Andrew Gilliam,
concept creator
Crypto Boxers

 

Atlanta -Andrew Gilliam, the concept creator behind, Crypto Boxers, the first and only boxing game operating on blockchain technology, has announced that PlayStakes LLC has joined them in the ring as their new game development team. Crypto Boxers made headlines early last year as the first boxing game to enter the cryptocurrency platform. Offering crypto tokens issued by boxing professionals, Crypto Boxers will feature real life boxers as collectible tokens for the virtual fighting action on Ethereum, an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality. Gilliam is the first African American to bring the power of blockchain to professional sport video games as Crypto Boxers will be the first boxing game powered by the blockchain.
PlayStakes, is a new firm created by Tekysz, a company with 12 years of experience under their belts, servicing numerous Fortune 500 firms and large organizations such as Intel, Hewlett Packard, Texas Instruments and American Express, as well as many startup ventures. With the explosion of blockchain-backed games, PlayStakes was created as a separate independent game development studio. PlayStakes will be developing the Crypto Boxer game, the website. and the white paper. They will also assist with all the marketing and promotion of the game.
“Putting together the right team for a championship win is always challenging. With PlayStakes, we are now powered up for our knockout round in the game space. Their development team is available, aware of, and accessible to our needs and together we plan to bring the best game ever to the fans, the contenders and the sport,” expresses Gilliam. “We have been working with PlayStakes for the past few months, establishing a great vibe and a fun growth environment. We are now ready to move forward as a self-contained unit with the same mindset.”  
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Listen: Noname-*Song 31

Noname released her Room 25 debut back in September of 2018. She promised to share something new once the tickets for her sold-out tour finished selling in her Chicago hometown. “*Song 31” is produced by Phoelix who also worked on Room 25. The jazz-injected track with Noname’s words about her daily life activities is a good way to start the year.

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Boots Riley Talks About Sorry To Bother You & More

Boots Riley talks to the Hollywood Reporter about trends, his debut film Sorry To Bother You and more. The film was one of the most intriguing to be released in 2018. Riley, who is also known as the founder of the Bay Area rap group The Coup, wanted to look at issues around capital and exploitation. Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson co-starred in the dark comedy distributed by Annapurna Pictures. 

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Post Office Named In Honor Of Jimi Hendrix

A post office in the Seattle area has been named in honor of Jimi Hendrix. Legislators signed a bill two weeks ago to rename the Renton Highland Post Office the James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix Post Office. Hendrix grew up in Seattle and was a touring guitarist before he embarked on a tremendous four-year solo career in the ’60s. He managed to change the scope of possibilities with the guitar and made a big impact on popular culture before dying at age 27 in 1970. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Bellevue sponsored the bill and made a statement.

“I am honored to join in paying tribute to rock and roll icon and Seattle native Jimi Hendrix with the renaming of the Renton Highlands Post Office as the James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office Building. This designation will further celebrate Hendrix’s deep connection to the Puget Sound region and help ensure that his creative legacy will be remembered by our community and inspire future generations.”

The post office is not far from Hendrix’s memorial in the Greenwood Cemetary where he is buried. Last year, Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland album was reissued as the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. The estate and Legacy Recordings also released Both Sides Of The Sky in 2018. 

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