Melancholy Edgar Allen Poe's adopted hometown, Baltimore, Md., has turned from sadness to anger in the 150-odd years since the raven was heard from nevermore - the Charm City scored No. 4
on the most-charmless list.
The home of family-friendly fare, Disney World's Orlando? It's the King of Rage at No. 1. And the land of tranquil retirements, Florida, earned three more places on the top 10 angriest cities - St. Petersburg (No. 2), Miami (No. 7) and Jacksonville (No. 9) - making it easily the U.S.'s most ticked-off state.
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"The South, Midwest, West, and even Mid-Atlantic (check how Baltimore's scene progresses in the next few months) regions are experiencing increases in popularity. How can New York expect to remain on top when their champions keep releasing wack albums?...." We are mentioned...peep that?!?!
This story appears and dissapears for some odd reason. Hope you can check out the perspective
*ENOUGH IS NOT ALWAYS ENOUGH
"Why is it that they were not marching in the streets to protest what happened to Ms. Dawson? Here is a woman that is trying to raise a family, and she and her family are killed by drug dealers because she has the strength to call the police and say people are dealing drugs in front of my house where I am trying to raise my children. She was beaten before she was fire bombed and killed when she was trying to scrub graffiti off her stoop which the graffiti was used to mark the drug dealer's turf.
So when you see that type of thing going on one must say this is a dysfunctional culture this is a culture of failure. We are destroying families and yet the NAACP which has it's national office based in Baltimore where this took place was not out front leading a march."WORD!
2 STORIES THAT PROVE ........HIP HOP IS A GREAT LEARNING TOOL!Hip-Hop Road Show Stops In Maryland
Deep Creek, a technology magnet school, hosted a performance of a science education show called FMA Live
!, a presentation of skits and demonstrations accompanied by hip-hop music that is intended to illustrate the principles of Newtonian physics and get young people interested in science.
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*Les Georges Leningrad Prep New Album, Tour
Also prep surrealistic tour wardrobe
Ta-Dada! Montreal-based art - (anti-art?) punk trio Les Georges Leningrad is poised to release another "petrochemical" album. Titled Sangue Puro (Italian for "pure-blooded"), the new full-length will appear in the U.S. on October 3 on Tomlab/Dare to Care Records.
On their MySpace page, the band describes this, their third full-length, as "a mix between Baltimore hip-hop
, ludicrous musique concrete and Bakou's industrial hardcore."
Following the release of Sangue Puro, Poney P, Mingo, and BoBo will bring their infamous live show to North America, touring this November with fellow Quebecois Duchess Says.11-11 Baltimore, MD - Talking Head
Are these folk from Bmore? If not...what pray tell does Baltimore Hip Hop sound like. Please don't tell me club music has inadvertently spanned a new sub genre "Baltimore"-style. LOL!
*I had to post this in its entiretyBOBBY BROWN DEMANDS CAR FROM TV ONE?:
Singer reportedly wanted wheels in exchange for appearance.
(September 27, 2006
You gotta admire his hustle. In the wake of Bobby Brown's impending divorce from purse string Whitney Houston, the "King of R&B" is rumored to be hard up for cash, as well as transportation. According to entertainment journalist Jawn Murray, Brown agreed to appear on a new show for TV One, but only if he got a vehicle in exchange.
For the network's upcoming reality series "I Married a Baller," which follows the marriages of athletes, show producers invited Brown to have an on-camera lunch with former Tennessee Titans player Eddie George and his wife, Brown's old friend Tamara (Taj) George of the R&B group SWV.
"When he asked for a car, we actually thought he meant for us to book him car service, and I told the producers to set it up," the show's executive producer, Datari Turner, told Murray. "But then I was told that he actually wanted us to buy him a car!"
Brown's friend and occasional rep, Ray Pouncey, explained to TV One that Brown was new to Los Angeles and didn't have transportation, so a car would be the preferred payment over an appearance fee. According to Murray, Brown even wanted Taj to formally present the vehicle to him on the show as a gift.
"I was open to it at first and wanted to know what price range he was looking for, because for the standard appearance fee we could have gotten him a 1997 Ford Expo or maybe a 1995 Pathfinder," Datari said. "Maybe even a month-long rental car. But we knew he wanted something new, so we had to pass on booking him."
Meanwhile, Bobby's attorney, Phaedra Parks is denying that such a conversation took place, reports Murray. She said that Pouncey had indeed discussed a car for Brown - "but he was joking, and he says it's been taken out of context," she explained. "Obviously Ray doesn't represent Bobby, and he's not part of his management team."
OPRAH KEEPING HARPO TO HERSELF:
Mogul says she has no plans to offer public shares of her company.
MORE BAD NEWS FOR "BOONDOCKS" FANS: Newspapers are told not to count on it coming back.