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UMe’s “Respect the Classics” Features Reissued Hip-Hop Albums on Vinyl  For The First Time In Years 
Talib Kweli & Black Star Albums Available Now 
Stay Tuned For New Releases from Jay Z, Public Enemy, Gang Starr, Warren G and more 

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues its “Respect the Classics” tribute to many of hip-hop’s finest with the vinyl release of rap icon Talib Kweli’s four historic Rawkus Records albums, including the underground classic, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, in a limited edition two-tone black on black picture disc, available now at http://smarturl.it/RespectTheClassics    
Established in 1996, Rawkus Records jump-started the careers of legendary artists such as Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Pharoahe Monch, among many others.
Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star was released on August 18, 1998, to critical acclaim. The title is a reference to the Black Star Line, a shipping company founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophies and life in Brooklyn. The two MCs had planned to release solo albums around the same time, but decided instead to collaborate on a full-length album. The first single, “Definition (song),” is a reaction to hip-hop’s fascination with death, dedicated to both Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., with a chorus that gives a nod to Boogie Down Productions’ “Stop the Violence.” “Children’s Story” is a re-imagination of the Slick Rick original, featuring Mos Def cautioning against materialism. The second single, “Respiration,” featuring Common, includes a Hi-Tek produced beat that samples Don Randi’s “The Fox” and another from the hip-hop documentary Style Wars. The track offers a melancholy ode to city life, with references to organic life functions such as breathing, eating and sleeping, but with an ominous edge, as Kweli raps about “sitting on shitty steps/we stooped to new lows, hell froze/the night the city slept.” The album peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 13 on the Hip-Hop Albums chart, but has become considered a classic since then.
The other Talib Kweli titles to be reissued on vinyl include Quality, The Beautiful Struggle and Train of Thought, the collaboration between Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek dubbed Reflection Eternal. Quality, originally released in 2002, has not been available in vinyl since 2006, and includes the singles, the Kanye West-produced “Get By” and “Waiting for the DJ.” The Beautiful Struggle, which came out in 2004, has been out of print on vinyl since 2006, and includes the singles “I Try” (featuring MJB) and “Never Been in Love.” Train of Thought, released in 2000, produced the singles “The Blast” and “Love Language,” and hasn’t been available on vinyl since 2003.

UMe’s “Respect the Classics” Features Reissued Hip-Hop Albums on Vinyl For The First Time In Years

Talib Kweli & Black Star Albums Available Now

Stay Tuned For New Releases from Jay Z, Public Enemy, Gang Starr, Warren G and more

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues its “Respect the Classics” tribute to many of hip-hop’s finest with the vinyl release of rap icon Talib Kweli’s four historic Rawkus Records albums, including the underground classic, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, in a limited edition two-tone black on black picture disc, available now at http://smarturl.it/RespectTheClassics

Established in 1996, Rawkus Records jump-started the careers of legendary artists such as Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Pharoahe Monch, among many others.

Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star was released on August 18, 1998, to critical acclaim. The title is a reference to the Black Star Line, a shipping company founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophies and life in Brooklyn. The two MCs had planned to release solo albums around the same time, but decided instead to collaborate on a full-length album. The first single, “Definition (song),” is a reaction to hip-hop’s fascination with death, dedicated to both Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., with a chorus that gives a nod to Boogie Down Productions’ “Stop the Violence.” “Children’s Story” is a re-imagination of the Slick Rick original, featuring Mos Def cautioning against materialism. The second single, “Respiration,” featuring Common, includes a Hi-Tek produced beat that samples Don Randi’s “The Fox” and another from the hip-hop documentary Style Wars. The track offers a melancholy ode to city life, with references to organic life functions such as breathing, eating and sleeping, but with an ominous edge, as Kweli raps about “sitting on shitty steps/we stooped to new lows, hell froze/the night the city slept.” The album peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 13 on the Hip-Hop Albums chart, but has become considered a classic since then.

The other Talib Kweli titles to be reissued on vinyl include Quality, The Beautiful Struggle and Train of Thought, the collaboration between Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek dubbed Reflection Eternal. Quality, originally released in 2002, has not been available in vinyl since 2006, and includes the singles, the Kanye West-produced “Get By” and “Waiting for the DJ.” The Beautiful Struggle, which came out in 2004, has been out of print on vinyl since 2006, and includes the singles “I Try” (featuring MJB) and “Never Been in Love.” Train of Thought, released in 2000, produced the singles “The Blast” and “Love Language,” and hasn’t been available on vinyl since 2003.

The #NFL Shield Under Heavy Fire

The reality all NFL fans are facing right now is, “The NFL is NOT about the Players.” It is a BUSINESS. We are entertained by the NFL Business. Roger Goodell became a Commissioner with the sole intent of running a Business, not watching Marshawn ‘Beast Mode’.

The NFL is providing job opportunities to the most talented athletes across the country to play a Professional Sport; to run a BUSINESS. Once sponsors pulled out of the Minnesota Vikings, it was clear that Adrian Peterson had to be dismissed on paid-leave. They’d rather pay him 690,000 a week to sit on his couch than lose more money by allowing him to come back to ‘work’.

The NFL is under scrutiny because of its employees and how they handle them. I knew when Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely, the rules changed. Where do you go as a disciplinarian after that? Now, the new trend on its way, players will be placed on exempt (banned with pay) while under investigation. They can now test players for HGH. Some of your favorite players are about to be sitting at home very soon without pay because of that.

Players will come and go. But if you believe the NFL will stick their necks out for one of these players again, don’t hold you breath. The playing while under investigation is over. The slap on the wrist suspensions to protect a players livelihood are over. Are you ready for some Football though?!?

Fathom Events, Lionsgate and Codeblack Films to Host Special Live Event Screening of Feature Film
“Addicted,” Based on Smash Best-Seller, on October 9
Author Zane, Director Bille Woodruff and Film’s Cast will Treat Audiences in Select Cinemas Nationwide to Special Event on Eve of Addicted’s Theatrical Release
Live Performance from Estelle Performing Her Song “Conqueror” - Featured in the Film’s End Credits  
Denver, Colo. - September 12, 2014 - The legions of fans of Zane’s provocative best-selling thriller “Addicted,” adapted into a major motion picture from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Codeblack Films, will be treated to a unique one-night event, “Addicted: Live With Zane,”
the day before the film’s nationwide theatrical release, it was announced today by event hosts Lionsgate, Codeblack Films and Fathom Events.
The three companies have joined forces to give fans an early chance to see the film and participate in a live Q&A with best-selling author Zane, Addicted stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford and William Levy and the film’s director Bille Woodruff.  The event will be broadcast live from the AMC Magic Johnson Theater in New York and audiences will have the opportunity to ask questions via Twitter as well as hear Grammy®-winning recording artist Estelle sing her latest single, “Conqueror,” featured in the film. 
“Addicted: Live With Zane” will be presented in select cinemas nationwide on Thursday, October 9th at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT with a second tape-delayed showing at 11 pm ET/8 pm PT.
“‘Addicted’ is a film people will be talking about for a long time,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “Offering our large and loyal audience the chance to have an advance look and participate with the author, cast and filmmakers is an experience they won’t soon forget.”
“We’re excited to partner with Fathom Events to bring this unique in-theater experience to the fans of ‘Addicted,’” said Quincy Newell, Codeblack Films EVP & General Manager.   “This live interactive event with Zane and our fabulous cast, capped with Estelle performing her song ‘Conqueror,’ will add an extra dimension to the movie-going experience for audiences to savor.”
Tickets for “Addicted: Live With Zane” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 340 select movie theaters nationwide through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).  Each online ticket purchase also allows audiences to get a free download of Zane’s new novella, Addicted With a Twist.
Based on Zane’s best-selling novel, Addicted is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all - the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career.  As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist.  As she pursues a secret life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.  The film also stars Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Kat Graham, and William Levy and is directed by Bille Woodruff from a screenplay by Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash.

Fathom Events, Lionsgate and Codeblack Films to Host Special Live Event Screening of Feature Film
“Addicted,” Based on Smash Best-Seller, on October 9


Author Zane, Director Bille Woodruff and Film’s Cast will Treat Audiences in Select Cinemas Nationwide to Special Event on Eve of Addicted’s Theatrical Release

Live Performance from Estelle Performing Her Song “Conqueror” - Featured in the Film’s End Credits

Denver, Colo. - September 12, 2014 - The legions of fans of Zane’s provocative best-selling thriller “Addicted,” adapted into a major motion picture from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Codeblack Films, will be treated to a unique one-night event, “Addicted: Live With Zane,”

the day before the film’s nationwide theatrical release, it was announced today by event hosts Lionsgate, Codeblack Films and Fathom Events.

The three companies have joined forces to give fans an early chance to see the film and participate in a live Q&A with best-selling author Zane, Addicted stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford and William Levy and the film’s director Bille Woodruff. The event will be broadcast live from the AMC Magic Johnson Theater in New York and audiences will have the opportunity to ask questions via Twitter as well as hear Grammy®-winning recording artist Estelle sing her latest single, “Conqueror,” featured in the film.

“Addicted: Live With Zane” will be presented in select cinemas nationwide on Thursday, October 9th at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT with a second tape-delayed showing at 11 pm ET/8 pm PT.

“‘Addicted’ is a film people will be talking about for a long time,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “Offering our large and loyal audience the chance to have an advance look and participate with the author, cast and filmmakers is an experience they won’t soon forget.”

“We’re excited to partner with Fathom Events to bring this unique in-theater experience to the fans of ‘Addicted,’” said Quincy Newell, Codeblack Films EVP & General Manager. “This live interactive event with Zane and our fabulous cast, capped with Estelle performing her song ‘Conqueror,’ will add an extra dimension to the movie-going experience for audiences to savor.”

Tickets for “Addicted: Live With Zane” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 340 select movie theaters nationwide through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Each online ticket purchase also allows audiences to get a free download of Zane’s new novella, Addicted With a Twist.

Based on Zane’s best-selling novel, Addicted is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all - the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secret life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive. The film also stars Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Kat Graham, and William Levy and is directed by Bille Woodruff from a screenplay by Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash.

Happy for my High School buddy Antoinette Frost on the release of her first poetry book “Life… In My Own Words”.

Proud to have sat down with her and shared my experiences to push her dreams forward. As well as curating the Book Cover for her. LIKE her FB page (The title of the book) and SUPPORT!

Jhene Aiko”s “Souled Out” First Play Live on iTunes!

Listen Now at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/station/idra.904428943

or

iTunesRadio.com/JheneAiko

New Service added “3-D eBook Cover” go to www.TrentonGoingGlobal.com click on Services for more info.

New Service added “3-D eBook Cover” go to www.TrentonGoingGlobal.com click on Services for more info.

"Our Love is Militant"

"Our Love is Militant"

When she keeps going after you 💦 #poeticine

When she keeps going after you 💦 #poeticine

Who are the Top 5 Rappers of all-time? 😭

Who are the Top 5 Rappers of all-time? 😭

Independent Filmmakers, submit your work to Cinema Thursdays!

Trenton Social is proud to join A Different Path Films in offering a weekly film series featuring you. Every Thursday evening at 8pm, local filmmakers such as you will have the unique opportunity to showcase his or her work among fellow industry professionals. Should you choose to participate, you will have the rare opportunity to be treated like a true star by walking our exclusive red carpet. You will also be given an area to advertise and sell any merchandise or further material you would like to offer attendees. Additionally, you will be provided with a viewing room where you will be able to show your work among an audience. After your film is presented, you will be given the unique opportunity to participate in a Q&A. This is a unique opportunity to provide attendees further insight to your film and the process of which it was made.

This exclusive event is free to attend and will be sponsored by premier beverage companies including Brooklyn Brewery, Heineken, Ciroc and many others. This allows Trenton Social to offer some of the lowest drink specials in town, translating to more attendees and exposure for you. Join us for this exciting opportunity to celebrate and honor local talent like you by committing to one Thursday between now and June 2014. Please note, due to the exciting nature of the event, there is a limited amount of spaces available. Please contact A Different Path Films co-founder Jeff Stewart by emailing info.adpfilms@gmail.com immediately to reserve your space.

Over the years, Trenton, NJ has been spearheading an exciting initiative to become a core location for local artists to showcase their work. Trenton Social has been proudly supporting this enterprise since it opened its doors in 2011. Located at 449 South Broad Street in Trenton, NJ, Trenton Social is considered one of the prime gathering places among community leaders, politicians, musicians, athletes and now, talented filmmakers.

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