Tag Archives: 2014

The BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers may be over, but the battle’s just begun

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The thing about the west coast– we’re just now seeing the #HipHopAwards and all my ppl on the east already shared what happened lol.

As I sit here watching the Hip Hop Awards I get a message from North Carolina and OH MY GOD, BRANDY, QUEEN LATIFA,  YO YO, AND MC LYTE ARE PERFORMING, “I WANNA BE DOWN“!!! (excuse my outburst). Here’s North Carolina’s contributions to the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards. Artists Yung Blaza, Nige Hood, Chaz and Rakeem put some of their most epic lines over East Flatbush Project’s Tried by 12

 

Video produced by Fame Photography’s Orlando Davis.

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50 Bucks Got Me Unlimited Tastes Of LA’s Eastside

Taste of The Eastside was yesterday (June 1st) and for 50 bucks I got unlimited tastes of LA’s top eastside restaurants, not to mention a full stomach. The event took place at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens and proceeds went to LA’s first cooperative nursery school, Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, as well as other local non-profit organizations.

Meatballs from Maximiliano [5930 York Blvd 90042]
Meatballs from Maximiliano [5930 York Blvd 90042]
Laughing Bird Shrimp Ceviche Tostada from Diablo [3129 Sunset Blvd 90026]
Laughing Bird Shrimp Ceviche Tostada from Diablo [3129 Sunset Blvd 90026]
I don't remember what this is called but it's from Little Beast and it has bacon on it (that's all that really matters, right?) [1496 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041]
I don’t remember what this is called but it’s from Little Beast and it has bacon on it (that’s all that really matters, right?) [1496 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041]
Ocean Trout Tartare from Lucky Duck by Square One [2630 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039]
Ocean Trout Tartare from Lucky Duck by Square One [2630 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039]
Caramel custard with wafer from Lucky Duck by Square One [2630 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039]
Caramel custard with wafer from Lucky Duck by Square One [2630 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039]

Let's play count the fedoras.
I started counting fedoras while waiting in line.

Vietnamese Chicken Curry Tostadas from Xoia [1801 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Vietnamese Chicken Curry Tostadas from Xoia [1801 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Totopos con chili from El Condor [3701 Sunset Los Angeles, CA Blvd 90026]
Totopos con chili from El Condor [3701 Sunset Los Angeles, CA Blvd 90026]
Chocolate Hazelnut gelato from Pazzo Gelato [3827 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Chocolate Hazelnut gelato from Pazzo Gelato [3827 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]

Guess the region? Hint... it's also a dance.
Guess the region? Hint… it’s also a dance.

Potato dumplings from Polka Restaurant. [4112 Verdugo Road  Los Angeles, CA 90065]
Potato dumplings from Polka Restaurant. [4112 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065]
Healthy shots. Eagle Rock Juice Co. [1565 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041]
Healthy shots. Eagle Rock Juice Co. [1565 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041]

Food for the SOLE. DJ Jeremy Sole from KCRW 89.9 FM.
Food for the SOLE. DJ Jeremy Sole from KCRW 89.9 FM.
DJ Jacques the Ripper
DJ Jacques the Ripper
DJ Jacques the Ripper
DJ Jacques the Ripper

Shucking Oysters at L&E Oyster. [1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Shucking Oysters at L&E Oyster. [1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Game over. L&E Oyster [1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]
Game over. L&E Oyster [1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026]

The ‘Born Free’ Generation: 20-year-olds in South Africa Prepare For First Vote (VIDEO)

20 years ago, apartheid ended giving way to South Africa’s first fair and free elections. Today, the ‘born free’ generation (those born in 1994) anticipate their first chance to vote. Hear their stories of growing up in post-apartheid South Africa.

(Via The Guardian)