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Apr

Scared Man. He’s a Very Small Scared Man’

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Posted: April 30 2015 6:44 AM
 
 

As boxing fans around the world prepare for Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, it’s an understatement to say that the fight is going to be monumental. Of course, everyone has his or her opinions about each boxer, but there’s one person who didn’t bite his tongue when asked about Mayweather.

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson weighed in on Mayweather and his assertion that he’s greater than Muhammad Ali. In an interview with the Undisputed Champion Network, Tyson had some interesting words about Mayweather’s “greatest” comparison.

“What do you think about Floyd talking about Ali?” the reporter asked.

“He ... he’s very delusional. If he was anywhere near that realm of greater than Ali he’d be able to take his kids to school by himself,” Tyson bluntly stated.

I think Tyson just called Mayweather a punk, who surrounds himself with bodyguards.

“Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people, greatness is being accepted by the people,” Tyson continued.

Then Tyson went in for the knockout.

“He’s a little scared man. He’s a very small scared man,” Tyson stated.

And there you have it. Tyson said it and that settles it.

 

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18
Apr

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Trailer Officially Released

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Following a pirated version surfacing online Thursday, the first "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer has been released officially, with director Zack Snyder posting it to Twitter on Friday afternoon. While the leaked trailer was blurry -- likely recorded on a cell phone -- with Portuguese subtitles, the official version spotlights the first look at Warner Bros.' DC Comics-based trailer in HD.


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13
Apr

Madonna Makes Out With a Disgusted Drake on Coachella Stage: Watch Him Recoil

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Dreams do come true! Last month, Madonna dished to Us Weekly exclusively about her secret crush on Drake, and last night, she finally got her moment with the rapper. 

The Queen of Pop, 56, made a surprise appearance at the Coachella Music Festival on Sunday, April 12, taking the stage in Indio, Calif. during Drake's performance of his single "Madonna." She turned up the heat on the headliner, 28, as she sang "Human Nature," a single off of her 1994 album Bedtime Stories.

The moment started innocently enough, with Drake sitting in a chair on the stage as Madonna danced around him in a skimpy black outfit and over-the-knee black leather boots. Drake didn't know what he was in for, however, when Madonna decided to check off one of her longtime goals in the middle of the show.

"The lifelong ambition I still want to fulfill is to go on a dream date with Drake — and only kiss him," Madge told Us in March as a part of her once-in-a-lifetime 25 Things You Don't Know About Me interview.

 

 

She did just that and more on Sunday night, strutting up to Drake as he reclined and tilting his head back to meet hers. Madonna then went in on the rapper, gratuitously making out with him and inspiring a gasp from the Coachella crowd. 

The "Worst Behavior" performer seemed into the kiss at first, stroking Madonna's hair before she batted his hand away. It seemed to get a little too intense for the Degrassi alum, however, when he threw his hand down and gave a strong grimace as Madonna finally pulled away.

"Oh s--t," Drake said after wiping his mouth and covering his eyes with his hand. "What the f--k just happened?"

Watch the wild moment in the video above!

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05
Apr

Jason Statham Has a Totally Practical Reason for Leaving the 'Transporter' Franchise

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Big ups to Jason Statham for knowing what he's worth!

In an interview with Vulture, the 47-year-old actor gave a very business-minded reason for not returning to Transporter franchise now that the series is rebooting.

"It was obviously a great experience doing those films, and I would have loved to keep doing it," said Statham. "But they wanted me to sign on and do three more films without even seeing a script, and they offered me less money to do three than I'd get paid for one! So it was a business decision."

Just like his mercenary character in the movies, Statham is all about that bottom line!

Statham also revealed details about his upcoming Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) directed action comedy Spy, which puts Statham alongside co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne.

"I had such a good time working with Paul Feig on Spy," said Statham. "If I spend the next ten years working for him, I'll be a very happy man. It was such a revelation for me to do something of that nature, and working with Melissa and Paul … that's high-caliber people to surround yourself with."

Looks like we might be seeing Jason Statham in more comedies in the near future.

The Transporter: Refueled hits theaters Sept. 4. You can see Spy on May 22.

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03
Apr

SLY & ROBBIE & the TAXI GANG with BITTY MCLEAN - available May / June

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SLY & ROBBIE & the TAXI GANG with BITTY MCLEAN - TOURING NORTH AMERICA -- MAY / JUNE 2015

Sly Dunbar (drums) and Robbie Shakespeare (bass), the arrangers, producers, songwriters, session musicians and developers of raw talent, are widely acknowledged as 'the world's greatest rhythm section'. 'The Riddim Twins' have been together for over 35 years....between them they are estimated to have played on or produced over 200,000 recordings. Their list of collaborators is a veritable who's who -- there's every prominent Jamaican artist from Beenie Man to Sean Paul to Peter Tosh, Don Carlos, Michael Rose, Junior Reid, Shaggy, Cherine Anderson, Bitty Mclean, Black Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Ini Kamoze; and they have played with and produced artists such as Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Grace Jones, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana, Sinéad O'Connor,  Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, UB40's Ali Campbell, Joe Cocker, No Doubt, the Fugees, Michael Franti and countless others.


Sly and Robbie have an extensive history. They have toured North America, Europe and Japan with the Taxi Gang which includes an ultimate lineup of top Jamaican recording musicians. Sly and Robbie, affectionately known as the Riddim Twins, are perhaps the premiere architects of the modern sound of Jamaican music.  Building on the cornerstones of Studio 1 and other early pioneers of the Jamaican recording industry, Sly and Robbie became the driving force behind the fabled Channel 1 sound that dominated reggae throughout the late 70's and early 80's.  Subsequent work, most notably with Peter Tosh and Black Uhuru, set the pace for the changing sound of reggae in the post-Bob Marley era. 



Johnny Osbourne, who will also be featured on this tour package, is a popular Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer who rose to success in the late 1970s and mid-1980's. His career has been going strong for 30 years and shows no sign of letting up singing soulful reggae and also having a massive dancehall catalog. With his warm voice filled with conviction and yearning, he is one of the Jamaica's best, especially on standards like "Ice Cream Love," "Water Pumping," and countless rub-a-dub singles. His album Truth and Rights was a notable roots reggae success. Osbourne is best known for his mid-1980s dancehall reggae hits "Buddy Bye" based on King Jammy's Sleng Teng riddim "Ice Cream Love" and "Water Pumping".

During 1967 Osbourne became lead vocalist of The Wildcats, and recorded for producer Winston Riley, although nothing was issued. The Wildcats' manager then financed a session at Coxsone Dodd's Studio One, from which his debut single, "All I Have Is Love", was released. In 1969 he recorded  an album, Come Back Darling, an again for Riley. On the day that he completed the album, Osbourne emigrated to Toronto, Canada  to join his family. After singing with various soul and reggae groups, he became lead vocalist for Ishan People, and recorded two albums with them. The group broke up in 1979, and Osbourne decided to return to Jamaica.
 
Shortly after returning, he recorded "Forgive Them" and "Jealousy, Heartache And Pain" for the Studio One label. Through late 1979 and early 1980 he recorded extensively for Dodd, with these sessions culminating in Truths And Rights. In 1979 he also had a hit for King (then Prince Jammy) with "Folly Ranking", and an album of the same name followed in 1980. The success of these recordings made him one of the most in-demand vocalists on the island, and a glut of material was released, including Fally Lover, Warrior, Innah Disco Style and Never Stop Fighting, between 1980 and 1982. In 1983, he began the year with two big hits, "Yo Yo" and "Lend Me A Chopper", and later in the year enjoyed further success with "Water Pumping", an adaptation of Hopeton Lewis "Take It Easy", which had also served as the basis for Johnny Clarke's 1976 hit "Rockers Time Now".
 
The hits continued with "Get Cracking", "Check For You", "Rewind" (1984), "Buddy Bye", "No Sound Like We" and "In The Area" (1985). In the late 1980s he was particularly successful when recording for Bobby Digital and had hits with "Good Time Rock" (1988) and "Rude Boy Skank" (1988), both of which are included on his 1989 album, Rougher Than Them. Throughout the 1980s he continued to record for Coxsone Dodd, and singles included "Keep That Light", "Unity" and "A We Run Things."
 
The other featured artist in this package is Bitty Mclean. Bitty has many notable worldwide hit songs and he has toured Europe and Japan extensively doing festivals and club dates backed by Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang. Most of Bitty's studio work is also in collaboration with Sly and Robbie.  Bitty is a much loved UK based talent with an astonishing voice and unnerving ability to pen a pop smash. McLean launched himself into the high end of the British charts with a string of Top Ten hits in the early 90s. Born in 1972, Bitty's earliest memories were punctuated with the music he would hear courtesy of his father's sound system, where he started by singing over Jamaican Dub and Instrumental riddims. In 1992, McLean not only co-produced but played and sang on UB40's hugely successful album Promises And Lies which sold 8 million copies. Bitty's own recordings including It Keeps Rainin, Dedicated To The One I Love, Here I Stand notched up 3 UK top ten singles by 1994 selling over 1 million records. The subsequent years saw Bitty accrue a fearsome catalogue of top 30 singles, as well as playing UK arena tours with UB40, Wet Wet Wet and Simply Red.
 
In 2004, Bitty released the superb On Bond Street, in which Duke Reid's Treasure Isle instrumentals played by the legendary Tommy McCook and the Supersonics formed the basis of the album. Bitty complemented these 35 year old tracks with such elegance it was hard to believe he was not there when the tracks were originally recorded.
 
Bitty followed up with a major collaboration with the worlds' greatest rhythm section, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. The trio recorded Movin' On, a brand new studio album in Kingston, Jamaica. Featuring the hits Real Thing, Lately and Let Them Talk, Movin' On came out in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim, as the New York Times hailed it as the best Reggae album of that year.
 
Following tours of Europe and Japan with Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang, Bitty went back to the studio and recorded a follow up to Movin' On entitled The Taxi Sessions. The Taxi Sessions blends Sly and Robbie's classic hard rockers and rub a dub riddims recorded during the 80's with a first rate line up of Jamaican musicians with Bitty's trademark voice. Featuring the Riddim Twins' distinctive sound along with Bitty's songwriting and vocals, The Taxi Sessions not only reaffirms, but also solidifies Bitty McLean as one of Reggae's premier singers and songwriters, as exemplified by superb tracks such as Blessings By The Score,  Brotherman or  A Step Closer
 
 

 

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1 Amid The Noise And Haste SOJA

2 Monk Monte Machel Montano

3  Fly Rasta Ziggy Marley

4 Count Me In Rebelution

5 Music Unites Vol. 4: Reggae Around The World Various Artists

6 Alter Ego Lady Saw

7 Hawai'i 13 The Green

8 Kingston City New Kingston

9 Strictly The Best, Volume 50 Various Artists

10 Soul Riot The Lions