#DOPEorNAH? @MarcTheProphet_ x @JayLKenshin – Noose! (prod. by Ruci & Wizohnatetore)

Marc The Prophet recently released a track entitled “Noose!” featuring Kenshin produced by Ruci & Wizohnatetore. The track has a 90s era vibe to it with fresh voices representing a new generation of emcee. What do you think … DOPE or NAH?

NBA: Dallas Mavericks Finalizing Trade For Kristaps Porzingis

According to a report from ESPN their sources have confirmed that Kristaps Porzingis met with NY Knicks management and the team was left feeling that he’d like to move on from the team. Possible landing spots for the big man (who averaged 20+ points and 2+ blocks a game last year before going down to injury) included the Nets, Clippers, Heat, Spurs, and the Raptors.

However, in one of the quickest turnarounds in recent memory, it was reported that the Dallas Mavericis are currently finalizing a deal that would send DeAndre Jordan, Dennis Smith Jr., Wesley Matthews, and possibly a first round pick to NY in exchange for Porzingis, Courtney Lee, and Tim Hardaway Jr. in a move that would free up some more cap room for New York’s free agency efforts in the upcoming off season.

Are the Knicks delusional? How did we get here? Why is this coming up now?

There are so many questions and we’re just going to have to wait and see if we get any logical answers.

Higher Being | Artwork By @Napoletanoart Captured By @Tag_pdx

Higher Being

I’ve been getting really close to my higher being.

I used to look up in the clouds for a higher meaning
and now I see myself in them.
I’m shedding all my demons.

I know that they’ve been talking loud but I don’t really see them.

I’m focused on that constant growth.
Can’t dwell on the obstacles.
Can’t tell me where I can’t go.
No. No. No.
– @Daniel.Steez

Dope work by @Napoletanoart. Captured by contributor @Tag_pdx in Denver.

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Be You. Live REAL.

#DOPEorNAH? @MarlonCraftNY – POWER (FLAVORS Ep. 1)

Marlon Craft released the first installment of a series he’s running called Flavors which is entirely about the subject of “Power”. In the video Marlon stays as the central figure throughout which forces the viewer to pay close attention to the lyrics being delivered and gives the track a spoken poetry vibe to it. What do you think … DOPE or NAH?

#DOPEorNAH? @TheRealStylesP – Never Fight An African

Styles P brings his usual high quality bars in this visual for “Never Fight An African” and touches on some issues while he’s at it like our presidents always being full of it. What do you think … DOPE or NAH?

#GullyClassix: Big L – Tony Touch 139 Freestyle

Today on #GullyClassix we got Big L’s “Tony Touch 139 Freestyle”.

A little anecdote. When I was 13-14 I downloaded all the Big L freestyles I could find on Kazaa and packed them into a Big L only mixtape I would carry on me along with other mixtapes I made depending on my mood. This freestyle in particular was crazy because it was over a Biggie beat. And now I pay for music like any decent human being.

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XXXtentacion Tribute By @Bkfoxx Captured By @Stellabella824 (Bushwick, Brooklyn)

XXXtentacion tribute piece by @bkfoxx.

Captured by contributor @stellabella824.

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Dedicated to showcasing the best in art and hip-hop.

Be You. Live REAL.

Watch: Jeff Bezos 1997 Interview

Back in 1997 Amazon was roughly three years old and Jeff Bezos was still a spring chicken. Watch a younger Bezos talk through why he chose to start with books, the problem with print advertising, and listen to his excitement about the future.

Fast forward to the present date and Bezos has built an absolute powerhouse that challenges almost every industry. Presently, you can buy almost anything on Amazon and they’re even attempting to make you question the way you do groceries with their acquisition of Whole Foods.

Something to take away from this video is to do your research about whatever it is you’re trying to break into. As you can see Bezos is fully immersed in the book business at this point in his career. He knows statistics behind the total circulation of active book titles and he also knows the statistics behind another 19 different product offerings he researched prior to choosing to start with books.

You have to know the industry you’re getting into to give yourself the best chance at succeeding.

I hope this motivated you as much as it motivated me.

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Watch: Rappers Lose Their Cool In A Steamy Encounter

Watch how these rappers react when a sexy female approaches them at a restaurant and starts asking questions about their sexual preferences. Featuring YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral, Curren$y, Maxo Kream, Nef The Pharoah, PnB Rock, and Buddy.

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