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    Apr 29, 2006
    You don't know hip hop ...like I know hip hop!
    I am so tired of hearing men say that. I heard that sh*t for like a whole year straight...LOL!
    According to XXL blogger [Tara Henley]:

    Women don*t like music nerds

    I give u this...... after reading this article....you guys may have a small point. BUT..."it ain't my fault!" Girl friend breaks it down a lil somethin. I am glad this type of dialogue is actully occuring. There is no balance in Hip Hop....its about time women start regulatin some ish!
    eh, check out Bussa Buss lookin all swole! he he!
    Check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove when you get a few!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/29/2006 07:41:00 AM   0 comments
    Apr 28, 2006
    What is REAL?

    by C Love
    Real2Real is a hip hop group destined to gain recognition for being what seems so overrated in the industry today-REAL. Hailing from Charm City, Baltimore Maryland, this group wants to be the first group from the area to really represent the streets. Together for over 10 years and after weathering storms that would have made the average sit down, R2R, is exploding on to the scene with their first full length release, Rhymz Equal Actual Life, in Summer 2006.
    Each had already been making a name for him self in the Baltimore underground scene before their coming together as a group . Originally formed as a collective of MC's that shared a similar vision for what hip hop represented, R2R was a motley crew of over 5 MCs. Though the varying personalities and voices made for entertaining songs, organizing this proved to be unrealistic. Eventually the less committed members fell by the way side and a scaled down version of R2R emerged. Because of the respect each had developed for the other's lyrical skills and work ethic, Lefty, Shiest-T and Wylie McCroy decided they would step up and give credence to the name and what it symbolizes. With their line up in place, the trio soon set out to establish a reputation for energetic live shows and their magnetic presence.
    The R2R sound is marked by clever hooks, intricate rhythms, innovative arrangements and most importantly -realness. Amid the macho bravado and testosterone fueled cuts for the streets, each song has a heart and soul of its own. With a repertoire that consists of grim and gruff street anthems as well as soulful emotion-filled stories of love lost, Real2Real will prove to be this year's definitive hip hop group. This versatility allows them to appeal to a wide variety of audiences. With music that can be shaped to fit any venue or occasion, the group has the potential for major crossover appeal. With a strong, dedicated and ever-expanding following that stretches from Baltimore to Cali, R2R had seemingly struck a cord with hip hop fans that are sick of the current incarnation of hip hop's excessive talk of "bling bling" and foreign rides.
    Consistenly lacing listeners' ears with quality music is one of the principles on which the group refuses to compromise their creative integrity. Although they wish to appeal to a more diverse audience, their ultimate goal is to stay true to their original goal which is to "reach and teach" through their music. With subject matter that is universlly appealing, attracting listeners outside of the 410 area code should not be any problem once they have the backing to make this aspiration possible. With a sound business plan in place, Real2Real knows exactly what they need to do once the opportunity is given to them. Their first single, "Real Gangstaz Don't" speaks candily about this new trend for everyone to jump in the game wanting to be seen as gangstaz and thugs. "We want to bring hip hop back. Hip hop has always been a means to teach. The game is real disoriented right now. Everyone is rapping about materialism and this is not what the founders envisioned."
    Not to be confused for political Mcs (i.e. Dead Prez), Real2Real strives to impart as much wisdom in their lyrics, but aims to reach the audience that would never give the aforementioned a chance. They are from the ghetto, but that in no way means that they do not have insight into or the ability to articulate the realities of those whom live oppressed. Far too many people choose to glamorize the ills of society; this group is far more concerned with getting people to take a look in the mirror. As Wylie McCroy explains in the hook, "You ain't a gangstaz, you just talk a lot. You ain't postin no where, you don't hustle, you just walk the block. Real gangstaz don't talk they shy, live la Costra Nostra, real gangstaz don't walk they glide. Real gangstaz don't think they cute, ride around in their coupes, they get it done in their 3 piece suit. Real gangsaz don't trick the doe they blow stick of dro. It's Street Official so you b*tches know". With a goal to bring out the "substantial truths" through their music, and as a result "help transform someone's reality", Real2Real is much more than your average hip hop group.
    R2R will continue to preach their message with or without a major recording label deal because for them this is so much bigger than rap. The music of Real2Real will not only introduce the group to the world outside of baltimore, but it highlights the phenomenal untapped pool of talent that is ready to erupt from this small East Coast city. In a city with more records labels than potholes, R2R easily distinguishes themselves from the rest of the pack. After recording and performing together for so long, the group is very much in tune with one another and committed to taking their act to the next level. This dynamic group from the B-More is now ready to take over the world.
    I'm on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/28/2006 07:24:00 PM   0 comments
    Anutha one bites the dust!

    I listen to very little radio, but I sometimes catch a few minutes of 92 Q's "5 o' Clock Drive" on my way home from work every day. Not sure when I first noticed....but I noticed that for 2 nights in a row there was none of the typical corny ass "KO-KANE-CLEZZY" references. At one break.... Konan was like "uuuuh...u in the 5 O'Clock Mix with your man Konan, PORKchop and Jay Claxton" all like dazed and bewildered......it was so crazy. I like Konan alot. He has been on the station forever. Don't get me wrong...I dig all three personalities [individually and collectively], but the "KOOOOO-KANE-CLEZZY" thing made my skin crawl. Well, thanks to the people at [hip hop rukus] the mystery has been solved....some what :-( ? I still don't know why, but she has defintely left Baltimore. One tidbit I found interesting....she wasn't even from here...go figure.?! I hope the next "personality" they get is from here #1, realizes the powerful influence they could have in the community #2 and #3 uses that power for good - to unite. I know it sounds far fetched, but hey...I'm puttin it out in the universe. My prayers go out to Erika...I kind of got the impression that the break was not amicable despite the words used to describe her departing. If you have a moment....send ole gurl some LOVE. You really never know who people are going to go on to become. Plus, we are trying to change how people view Baltimore...we got to start showin love if we ever want it returned.

    Drop me a note on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/28/2006 06:49:00 PM   0 comments
    Chirp* Chirp *

    What's your direct connect #? "123-443.....uuuuuh! who are you again?"

    You may want to hold up before giving that out in the future

    ....... apparently the communication channel is not as secure as once thought. It would seem chirping may not be the best way for people involved in "illegal activities" [in particular] to communicate. Damn, will the feds give the nice drug dealers and other crooks of the world a d*mn break! Sheesh! My advice to folk: Betta start carrying it like Joe Pesci in Good Fellas! No talking on phones EVER! I may be the last person on Earth to hear this song....lol! "Nextel Chirp" by Maceo. ......But apparently I'm not the first to develop an opinion! I think the song's cute! he he! This should be a drug dealer's anthem! According to SOHH....Atlanta thinks he is truth. Who is this guy??? I need to get familiar!!!

    Tried to find the song online...hopefully this link will work:

    Looks like [Illseed] said it BEST!:

    GET YA GAME TIGHT! I'm going to let you know, gentlemen and ladies. If you are out in the streets doing what some of you do, you might want to chill on using those Nextel phones. Apparently, the company is working with the feds to probe "Illegal Drug Operations over the Nextel Chirp System." Well, since rappers keep making reference to these damn chirps, the government is going to look into it. You shouldn't be doing that mess in the first place, but if you are smarten up

    Hit me up on MYSPACE when you get a few! Also, if you have an event, CD or other announcement....please post it on the "Community Forum" - NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!! Tryna keep it basic! You can find the link on the top left side bar. Holla!

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/28/2006 12:11:00 PM   0 comments
    A girl can dream can't she........
    Pop Music
    by Joshua Levs
    News & Notes with Ed Gordon, April 24, 2006
    The city of Atlanta is making hip-hop a central part of its public identity. Officials say they see the music as a way of presenting a modern look and getting past images of the Old South.


    Surprise ...Surprise.....Some folk are NOT as excited !

    check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/28/2006 08:19:00 AM   0 comments
    Apr 27, 2006
    How to make it in the music biz............
    Thanks [HSU Family]:

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    Is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

    H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

    and K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
    but, A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
    ..........AND, look how far the love of God will take you
    L- O- V- E-O-F-G-O-D 12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

    Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:
    While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close and Attitude will get you there, it's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

    &................ if all else fails......marry Paul Wall

    Tiffany, Tashana


    (Paul's wifey)

    Check out Velvet Ice's website when you get a chance!

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/27/2006 04:32:00 PM   2 comments
    Yeeeeeeeeeah Right!
    I love [Nah right]! His readers really speak thier minds. If you EVER wondered what ppl think about B'more....here is a little insight I found when I visited the site today:
    Here's 1 opinion:
    D. Billz Says:
    @ Ty Biggs
    Sad part is, the two decent local acts we have are beefin (Bossman vs. Mullyman). As if Baltimore isn*t small enough, these dudes gotta have some type of animosity towards one another. Meanwhile, Bossman is over at Virgin with no real release date. Mullyman still isn*t signed, even after two successful singles (one with Bleek using the same beat Jim Jones used for Summer in Miami and another with Freeway on the Clinton Sparks official mixtape release last year). Los of Da Bloc got a label deal with Bad Boy… he*s trash PLUS he aint coming out. COMP got dropped from Def Jam and he is a fuckin animal (i.e. did that verse on Ghost*s Run song and he was around 17 years old). Skarr Akbar don’t know how to control his temper, duffin niggas on stage. Little does he know, that shit won*t fly in any city above the Mason-Dixon. Get his dumb ass a quick trip to any local ER.

    It*s like people sign dudes from here as a gimmick. And I swear, if someone bring up B. Rich one more time, I*m gonna track your IP addy, hunt you down, and D-D-T you down a flight of steps.
    *B More Nubian*

    Yeeeeeeeeah Right! .......Who iz this guy/gal? I ask that b/c it's a national site and this person is painting a pic of baltimore that isn't pretty.

    .....or is any talk of Baltimore hip hop ghood b/c more dialogue like this is gonna get people to come check out what else we have here to offer?

    He said Mully and Bossman are beefin...is that STILL true? Why even talk about that - it's April? or does the idea of BEEF excite people? He said Skarr can't control his temper and I know that is false also. I need to meet this guy..hopefully we can turn him into B'more's most vocal spokesperson. You have gots to read the entire back and fourth....THERE IS WAAAAAY more ......its classic! The blog entry was on the Dame Dash/Jay Z fallout...how did it become about B'more. WOW! GREAT READ!!!
    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/27/2006 12:06:00 PM   3 comments
    FRIDAY 4.28.06 - JEEZY @ Hammerjack's

    + + = HOT Show!!!


    316 Guilford AvenueBaltimore, MD 21211410.234.0044

    web: http://www.hammerjacks.com


    email: luventertain@aol.com

    phone: 410.944.2311

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/27/2006 11:49:00 AM   0 comments
    Feedback Required
    If you could create a Baltimore Hip Hop website:

    or does Baltimore need a "general" music website?
    What sections would you include?
    What color scheme? (is Orange & Black WACK!?)
    What artists should be featured? How do you decide?
    Should there be classifications for artists (gangsta, conscious, spoken word, punk hop, etc.)
    Should artists be allowed to create their own profiles?

    All of your thoughts are appreciated...
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/27/2006 11:40:00 AM   0 comments
    God showed me a sign

    A few of you may recognize these images. These symbols are commonly referred to as Adinkra Symbols. I love them on so many levels. Each tells a story and offers insight. I am very much into speaking with my ancestors because nothing is new....everything I go through has been experienced before. Their history and connection to my existence is amazing!!! Sometimes...you need to seek "celestral" counsel when it seems like "supernatural" events are occuring. When ever I am going through a puzzling time, I have several amazing resources (I may share them another time) that I use to help make sense of my situation.

    The top symbol - GYE NYAME - This is the most popular and commonly used adinkra symbol. It means - (Except God). This is a symbol of the Omnipotence of God. He is the beginning and the end - the only absolute. ["This great panorama of creation dates back to time immemorial and no one lives who saw its beginning and one lives to see it's end Except God"]

    The second......& most relevant to this post means - PEMPAMIEH or HYE WONHYE - ye wo nyhe (the one who burns you be notburned). This is the symbol of forgiveness and turning the other cheek.

    Tasha of Urban Voices has a very poignant byline.
    It goes something like, "Your word is your sword use it wisely"
    word = sword
    sword = dangerous weapon or life saving tool
    The using it "wisely" part is where MY faith is ALWAYS tested!
    Dear God,
    Thank you for blessing me with the gift of clarity, BUT I often wish I was in the dark. Ignorance is said to be bliss. I would imagine that it is extremely liberating to not care about anything. I know...I know.....I need to learn to recognize the signs you send me faster!!! I know... I know, I need to stop actin like I know more than you......BUT God you and I both know...I am still VERY MUCH a work in progress.
    Lord, I am so grateful that you blessed me with the ability to think freely [& mine aren't your regular thoughts "from the tap" either]. Thank you for giving me something to call my own. Lord, I pray that you will keep giving me the courage to tell the truth while protecting the feelings of people that don't like that I do it. Lord, I know that you have a plan for me, but can you tell my detractors "enough" already. Sheesh, you know I'm really not hurtin anybody. Or at least...give me reserve energy so that I can build and destroy ( There's that 8 again*) at the same time. Lord, grant me the courage to face my fear of failure and unknown insurmountable obstacles. God, help me to speak positively about the world around me despite all the urges inside of me to lash out with words. Lord, I pray that you allow my example of turning the other cheek to be a reminder to others that everyday is written and everything works out as YOU plan [YOU ARE THE REAL #1]. I LOVE you for the gifts you've given me throughout my life. Thank you for allowing me to love, hurt, fight, dream, befriend, cry, discover, reveal, acknowledge, hunger, destroy, rebuild, fellowship, explore, etc.... It is on days like this that I really need reassurance that I truly am one of your children......... & what did you do.....YOU woke me up and filled me with the desire to tell others about how blessed I am to be loved by you. Thank you because I could have been on something else. I recognize the power of ALL words - particularly yours.

    On this last Thursday of the month, I thought it would be fitting to share with you a passage on loving your enemies. While this may mean nothing to some....somebody out there surly needs to see this.......I hope you all are enriched! [THE ENTIRE PASSAGE BELOW IS SO WORTH READING]

    Loving Enemies
    Matthew 5:38-47
    by J. David Hoke

    "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist him who is evil; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone wants to sue you, and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. And whoever shall force you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax-gatherers do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?" - (Matthew 5:38-47)

    All of us want to be liked. Although there are probably a few malcontents who are antisocial, the vast majority of people make an honest attempt to get along with others and would like for others to think well of them.

    On our jobs, around our neighborhoods, and at church we try to be likeable and friendly. We make an honest attempt to treat people in such a way that they have positive feelings toward us. Sometimes it works, and other times it doesn't.

    Unfortunately, there are those times when people decide that they don't like us. Even though we have made an attempt to be kind to them, and are wonderful people ourselves, they, nonetheless, resolve to be hostile toward us. This can hurt. It can be very disappointing.

    Who knows why people choose to become our enemy? And what do you do when they do? The tendency is to strike back. It has been called the plan and pounce strategy -- the "don't get even, get ahead" method. But does this way of retaliating at people for their behavior really produce the desired results. Often it produces further animosity and bad feelings. It makes the hostile person more hostile, and leaves us feeling worse instead of better.

    Jesus said that there was a better way. As a matter of face, He gave us a radical solution to this ancient problem. Instead of retaliating against your enemy, you should love him by doing good to him!

    "LOVE HIM! You've got to be kidding!" you may be saying about now. "How can we be expected to love those who are treating us harshly and unfairly?" "Surely, no one could do that, or would want to." "Even Christians have their limits, don't they?"

    There is no doubt that Christians do have limits. But when it comes to love, the limits far exceed what we may think. The confusion comes when we adopt the thinking of the world.

    The Secular Mentality
    The world philosophy of how you handle your enemy is quite different from the Christian view. The sad plight of the secular mentality is revealed in statements like "an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." In other words, we want, we demand justice. And there is certainly nothing wrong with justice.

    The reason we demand justice, however, is because we have come to believe that we have certain rights as human beings. Indeed, in the Declaration of Independence of our country, we declare that certain rights are unalienable and are given to us by no one less that our Creator. This, our founding fathers said, was a truth which was self-evident. Rights has become, however, a byword of our generation. We speak of human-rights, women's-rights, children's-rights, worker's-rights, gay-rights, criminal's-rights, victim's-rights, and on and on. People believe that they have rights and are, in many cases, not only pleading for them but also demanding them. We think that justice will give us these rights, and therefore we demand justice -- an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.

    There is only one problem with this philosophy -- everyone would soon be blind and toothless. I recall hearing an old Amos and Andy radio show routine where Andy was particularly exasperated over a certain fellow on the street who, as Andy walked by him on his way to work each morning, would slap Andy on the chest and say hello. Andy complained to Amos about the situation and told him that he had resolved to do something about it. He said that on the next morning he would strap some dynamite to his chest and when the annoying fellow slapped it, he would blow his hand off.


    check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove

    & .................NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING. Its just that I got such a great response from droppin some knowledge yesterday...figured I'd try it again....LOL!

    Coming Soon:
    Team Green - Hostage Mixtape
    Bosslady & H.O.P. - B.S.O.G. Mixtape

    * Whaaadddup! OOH OOH OOH

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/27/2006 07:59:00 AM   2 comments
    Apr 26, 2006
    What you do in the dark always comes out in the light!
    Photo: Jefferson Jackson Steele

    Big Ups to Jaun Donovan (Mr. Dapper Van..he he! TradeMark THAT!!!! ) and Jamal Roberts of Dark Room Productions for your recent string of high profile stories. I am really diggin the picture from the recent City Paper Article [4/26/06].
    I know the "grind" of progress o to well.....ALL of your success has definitely been noted ova here. I hope any [of any kind] "hard" or "squimish" feelings you*ve had about me in the past can be squashed. I'm an Aquarian woman....its prolly just an energy thing on a given day. I think under a different set of circumstances, we'd connect intellectually. I know that neither of you are dummies. I think you all are really making a name for yourselves not only in Baltimore, but globally. I peeped the bio and I surf the net....I see you name more and more. Plus, this blog entry was particularly necessary because I already wanted to give you some *daps* for that heat yall blessed M.O.L. with for their OFFICIAL introductory mixtape.
    I understand that your accomplishments are an integral part of the REAL MOVEMENT that is required for Baltimore to gain World Wide Recognition. Collective work and responsibility* has been my motto since day 1. I sulute you...there is NO WAY I can hate on that.
    Baltimore, voice of the blue collar people must be heard!
    BRAVO, gentlemen!
    For those that can appreciate a lil 5th L:
    UJIMA* (Collective Work & Responsibility)
    On the third day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the principle of Ujima, Collective Work and Responsibility. On this day, we renew our efforts to build and maintain our community, while working with others to solve our problems.
    In traditional Africa, and the Caribbean, and the South, when farmers work together to clear the land, and bring in each other*s crops, they demonstrate Ujima. When immigrants form small, tight-knit groups for circulating money called "partners" or "boxhand" or "susu" or "ekub," they exhibit Ujima too.
    When friends are moving, and you and the others all pitch in to help them move - and at the end of the day, sit down together to a huge home-cooked meal - that is Ujima, Collective Work and Responsibility. When students in class work together on a project, or help each other with their assignments, the spirit of Ujima is also there.
    And on the court, when, the ball freely flows from player to player, effortlessly, selflessly, until one clearly has an open shot, "Ujima!" is the sound of the ball snapping through the net. And when a band is jamming, whether in the basement, on the corner, or up on stage at the Apollo, you’ll always hear one instrument wailing a piercing, plaintive note, "Ujimmaaaa..." it seems to cry.
    Collective Work and Responsibility! We are all individuals, and we must recognize our individuality. But we are also a people, a community, a whole, living thing that moves as one, to the extent that we allow, no will, it to be so! UJIMA!.
    You handle yours....I am going to handle mine and at the end of the day....we all eat!!!!...we all shine!!!....we all progress!!! THAT, my FRIENDS is the definition of a MOVEMENT. Could get deeper, but perhaps another time! Baltimore Hip Hop is addictive!
    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/26/2006 09:01:00 AM   1 comments
    Apr 25, 2006
    It's OFFICIAL - I's Published NOW!!!!
    Recieved this from a good friend this morning via e-mail:

    "God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty"
    - Peter Marshall

    & ....... Im sooooo ready for the good!!!!

    My first OFFICIAL day back to work after a week off and I was handed a copy of my first published article:

    Risperidone and Adaptive Behavior in Children With Autism.
    Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 45(4):431-439, April 2006.


    Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the impact of risperidone on adaptive behavior in children with autistic disorder who have serious behavior problems and to examine different methods of scoring the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales to measure change.

    Method: Forty-eight children (5 years to 16 years, 5 months) who showed behavioral improvement during acute treatment with risperidone were followed for 6 months and assessed with the Vineland Scales.... [if you care to know more]

    Yeah...SO WHAAAAD.....I'm like 14th author! he he!

    "This week I'm washin' lettuce, but next week ....I'll be on fries &..... THAT's when the BIG BUCK$ are gonna start rollin in"

    What does this have to do with Hip Hop? EVERYTHING!!!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/25/2006 02:07:00 PM   0 comments
    peace to all my actors and actor-ettes
    In A Network First, NBC & Famed Music Exec Tommy Mottola Are Launching A New Online Competition Series That Let's Fans Decide The Winner!DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 7

    Talented performers are needed between the ages of 4-18 to perform on Saturday April 29 th for a birthday party talent show for three-time Emmy award winner, and WMAR channel 2 television show host John “Kinderman” Taylor.

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/25/2006 10:20:00 AM   0 comments
    Just passing some info along............
    Feel Free to take what you need!
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    I am the local market manager for an upcoming tour (Verb Yellow Ball). We will be executing eight event days in DC/VA/Baltimore market between May 2nd - May 13th. I am looking for local talent to work large scale events within this time. I am hiring local performers such as dancers, Acrobats, Tumblers, Dribblers, Skate Boarders, Jugglers, Jump rope specialists, etc...NO SINGERS OR BANDS. Please respond ASAP with a description of your talent along with any photos/videos of your group in action. Send your email to sathurston@netzero.com Verb is a social marketing campaign sponsored by the US Department of Health & Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The campaign is designed to increase the physical activity levels of 9 15 year olds, or tweens. The Yellowball initiative is designed to put play into the hands of tweens nationwide. Street teams will deliver the Yellowball to tweens in innovative, unique and engaging ways while encouraging them to be part of the Yellowball movement. Check us out at www.verbnow.com.
    Music Oxygen is offering massive free promotion to qualified bands, musicians, singers, and songwriters who are skilled and competent in their craft. The bands and individuals we're looking for must be competitive and thoroughly interested in furthering the promotion of their career. This opportunity is for you if you are social, and serious about music promotion. We're looking for beta testers for 30 days to work with us on our new Music Oxygen network site. All you have to do is get on the bandwagon, upload your music in MP3 format, upload your photos, bio, and other quick details about your site. We're looking to offer qualified Musicians, Bands, and Artists Exposure to over 500,000 Visitors on a monthly basis for free. But we need your help. Our technology allows your music to be heard throughout the Music Oxygen community and other member pages. The best part is that **** YOU & YOUR FANS can use your microplayer which plays your music - on their website or Friendster, MySpace, and Tagworld pages.**** Music Oxygen is simply a new music network interested in exposing more of the good and qualified music - to the entire world. When you get tired of hearing the same song on the radio throughout the day, you can always come to MO2 and hear the same quality music - from Major, Independent, and Unsigned Artists. Come on. It's Absolutely Free! You may as well give it a shot and take a change at exposing your music to another 5,000 people a day. To immediately get started - just simply visit our registration page. ~~~~~~ By Participating - You will automatically be entered into our drawing to win a cash prize of $5,000 in October 2006 ~~ http://www.musicoxygen.com/artistprofile/register.php
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    New MUSIC added to my MYSPACE page @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/25/2006 10:04:00 AM   0 comments
    The Spot aka Club 429 is CLOSING!!!!
    But before that happens.....a few BIG events are going down!!! TOMORROW [4.25.06] come out and party with Bosslady for the release of her newest mixtape,
    "Baltimore State of Grind"
    429 Eutaw Street (Downtown Baltimore)

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/25/2006 12:58:00 AM   1 comments
    Reasons, Seasons & Lifetimes
    Thanks [1stladyel]!
    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
    When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has ben answered and now it is time to move on.
    Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season .
    LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
    Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/25/2006 12:45:00 AM   0 comments
    Apr 24, 2006
    Rell Rugar - "The BMORE DON Vol 1"

    Rell Ruger is a man on a mission. I see this man everywhere. I'd checked out his last mixtape (below - red) a few months ago, but never got around to actually writing a review of some kind. I liked it alot. After listening, he definitely became a person of interest. I happened to see Mr. Ruger at the M.O.L. CD release party the other night and he blessed me with a copy of the new "The BMORE DON VOL1" (Stick-N-Move Records). The follow up to "B More We've Got a Problem Vol 1" features 21 tracks.... some good some excellent.....most of which was made in-house. WOW! Holla @ them peoples for tracks!!!


    Standout songs included "How Hustlers Roll" (which is currently featured on his MYSPACE page), "We Ridden" (Love the track and the flow fits!), "U Not a Thug" (Has real potential- I didn't get the laughter sample/sound effect in the background, but overall I liked the song. Some people really need to hear this), "Bmore 2 DC" ( Vocals [minus the hook] were above average, but the track is a lil "blah" IMO. Oooook...now....Put away your C-Love dart board....here comes the sugar: you gain MAJOR points because of who the song features. I definitely like these types of collaborations. This song gets my vote all day. Push it!! HARD!!! and last but not least "Grown-n-Sexy" (I love this track. Wish the hook would have been a lil more complicated. Verses were good. I like your imagination. Songs featured on his Myspace page as well). One small issue: Something was VERY wrong with one of those drums on "Where We Go (f/Stress)". Look into that!

    Overall great mixtape for fans of the street ish!

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/24/2006 09:46:00 PM   0 comments
    4.29.06 - You can find me @
    Next Saturday is going to be an extrememly busy, yet very exciting day for me. This is gonna be the type of day I LIVE FOR!!!!! I may have to rock my "I AM HIP HOP" t-shirt all day long!!!!
    EVERY YEAR on their anniversary, WEAA 88.9 FM's STRICTLY HIP HOP features 24 HOURS of Hip Hop. This year the special program will air SATURDAY 4.29.06 12:00 AM through SUNDAY 4.30.06 12:00AM. This year Ahk has assembled several roundtable discussions to talk about the state of Baltimore Hip Hop. We need more of this IMO. Big Ups to you, guy!!!! I am not sure who is in my group, but there should be some very interesting dialogue. I will be on between Noon and 4:00PM on Saturday. I'll holla back if anything changes.
    Daaaaaaaammmmmnnnn......does she have to be EVERYWHERE? YES!!! Be sure you tune in early cause I'ma be there with envelopes ready to address all you haters out there. LOL! WHO* WHO *WHO?? You're so vain you prolly think this is about you! Some of yall shook as sh*t alredy ....I know!!! Guess you'll have to listen to me too!
    Last year's show was off the chains. They went through all the eras - old school to present day. I was in love during the 90's - can't lie! All the hottest DJs will be up in the spot too.....Lil Mic, Booman, Titan, etc.
    Later that same day.......
    Come out an join my fellow cast members and I for a screening of a new film shot in Baltimore by the famed writer and director, Barry Micheal Cooper, Blood On the Wall$
    Barry M. Cooper......Are you thinking, "where do you know that name from?????"

    From the writer of New Jack City, Sugar Hill, and Above the Rim comes the next level: hip-hop's first art film for the millennium. Cooper Michaels was one of the hottest journalists in the 90s but lost everything in his addiction to crack. Struggling to make a comeback, he writes, Blood on the Walls, about the murder suicide of an up and coming artist. Special guest star: Michael Wright** Official Selection: HBO's 9th Annual American Black Film Festival

    ------------------> SCHEDULE <------------------

    Director: Barry Michael Cooper & Nicky Warholl

    Filmmaker will be attending.

    Running Time: ~02:00:00

    Production Format: DV

    MOST of the modern day urban CLASSICS were formulated in this man's mind. That is amazing when you think about it. Plus, he is maaaadd cool and very willing to share his insights. Soooooooooo if you know like I know.....come and watch the movie......get your network on....b/c he will be in attendance & leave the theater enriched. This is unlike ANY Hip Hop film you've ever seen before.

    I'm an acta yall! Blood on the Wall$ was my first film and I am very excited to see other people's reactions to my performance. I am sooooo not playing myself in this movie. I am a ruthless art agent. I don't care about anybody unless they are helping me make scrilla. he he! Funny thing....LOL! I can't even remember my name in the film...that is terrible. It was such a HUGE honor to work with him on this project. I met so many wonderful people with whom I still keep in contact. I am so amped to see the finished product. I saw a rough cut about a year ago (YES!, a year ago!!!! Getting movies made are a long and drawn out process) and was blown away by how he put the pieces together. If you only knew how this film was shot. He deserves an Oscar for creativity. Super talented Baltimore Painter Larry Scott played a huge role in gettin this film made as well. BIG UPS to you Larry! I can't wait until I can afford one of your paintings. Big Ups to Jonathan aka Swiss Williams!

    Saturday April 29, 2006 5:00 PM Shaffer 3 (JHU)

    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove


    P.S. That's me 6 squares from the left on the bottom row of the poster!

    2006 Dates
    Thursday, April 27th through Sunday, April 30th.
    $5 - Show
    $10 - Day Pass
    $20 - Festival Pass

    Free admission for JHU students, faculty, and employees with valid Hopkins ID.

    Email questions to questions@hopkinsfilmfest.com

    [Big Ups to dadanoias for the Carly Simon link!]

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/24/2006 01:45:00 PM   0 comments
    All money ain't ghood money?
    M.O.L. is the newest MUST HAVE mixtape!!! It features 18 tracks produced by some of the Mid-Atlantic's best producers including Phat Head of Head Nod Entertainment, Darkroom Productions, Ms. Tris Beatz and RASHEED and features all of the artists under the Top of the Hill Records umbrella.
    Big Ups to Bunny, Tim, Fire Arms, Gata Shiest, Baby Beast H20, Notty Head and Lace!!!! You gentlemen pulled off a glamorous Hip Hop affair @ the 5 Season .....Now, THAT'S gangsta!!! I had the distinct pleasure of hosting their album release event last Friday at the 5 Seasons. It was most defintely a family affair up in there. D of the 5 Seasons is Notty Head's brother. Small world! I felt so at ease with all the ghood folk in attendance.
    I loved the lighting, the run way (YES! you missed it!), the whole girl/guy perspective on the fashions and models, the designer clothing/hand bags, food, etc. Notty Head was the absolute best choice for the fashion show host. He is so charming. He could see the girls before i could so ...he would say stuff like "yeah yall this is yall favorite model". I'm like "damn....when did the men convene and decide which one was their favorite model?" LOL! It was cute - Male Telepathy- I guess. Big Ups to the ladies of FICA Media Group!!! The ladies modeled clothing and handbags from 3 area boutiques including www.sweetesttamu.com. Big Ups to Kelly, K-Con, Ms. Tris Beats, Keebe, Ogun, GEM (formally known as Tha Plague- full story coming soon!), Rell Ruger (Stick-N-Move), 5 Seasons staff and Ms. LyneeMichelle (It was so nice to meet you). Thanks again M.O.L. for the invite.
    As for the mixtape:
    All money ain't ghood money, BUT this is Ghood MONEY!!!! Woah! This CD is definitely COPPABLE!!! @ $5.00....i'd even say $10... Hit up M.O.L. A.S.A.P.
    I can honestly say that everyone really impressed me with their ability to distinguish themselves as distinct personalities on this project. Oh course some people stood out more than others, but everyone showed that they really have something to bring to the table. M.O.L.:
    I am mad that you didn't list who was featured on each of the songs. You was gonna make sure a person listens to the damn CD and figure out who they like for real. I love that yall didn't do a whole bunch of talking. I love that you just let the music speak for itself.
    Below are just a few thoughts that came to mind as I listened...take it for what its worth! Enjoy!
    Intro H20 - Hillarious Intro! He is so serious! He is just tellen it like its tis....Baby Beast "Breakin the bars on the cage"...LOL! I can picture it!
    Money Right - Gata flexed his muscles on this one! Love the flow ova the track. Phat Head (Head Nod Entertainment) gave up a banger fo sho! Definitely an album cut!!! I agree, when your mind and money is right you can say "F*ck H8ters!!"
    You Don't Know - (Dark Room Production) - Baby Beast speaks from the heart on this one. It always amazes me how deep and introspective people get with their music. Lynee Michelle backs him up on this track with guitar rifs throughout it. I liked it alot. I wish the the female vocalist would have done more. It would have been nice to hear her adlib some of his words for emphasis. Overall very good music!
    How Ta Ride This - (Ms. Tris Beats) - Lace got things started with a fast paced down South flow. He really shines on this song. It was cool to listen to him show some flexibility. Fire Arms comes on strong as always. No surprises in that department. He is so aggresive...you really feel him when he describes his Baltimore existence.
    What Da Fuss - (Dark Room Production)- A Baby & Sheist collab - A FAVORITE SONG CONTENDER!!!! Gata - Yeah! You was spttin some real ish on this one!!!! "Sittin round complainin waitin wastin time for what/Ill tell you what....Well ima keep it movin while you stay stuck/cant be like these broads... waitin for a check every month/I hustle hard so I can get whateva the f*ck I want"
    Day 2 "Day Situations" - (Head Nod Entertainment) - Fire Arms at his best! You gotta love it!!! - NO SERIOUSLY!!!!
    Strangers in Da Streetz - (Dark Room Production) - Lace and Baby Beast do a good enough job on the verses, but I wish the hook would have been developed further. VERY SOLID beat/production.
    Reasons - This track is Ms Tris Beats at her BEST! Sampling truly is an art. I love this song. I think it will prove to be a very ecouraging song for people having a hard time staying focused and faithful that the hard work will eventually pay off. The perfect song for this beat!!!! Very heavenly! All of the MCs did their thang on this one.
    Why Father?- (LIVE Beats) - Baby Beast and Fire Arms
    Tell Me Nuthin - (Ms Tris Beats)
    Come Back 2U (Ms Tris Beats) Baby Beast
    Head Nod - (Head Nod Entertainment) - Fire Arms
    Set Up Shop - (Head Nod Entertainment- LOVE the VIOLINS!) - Fire Arms- I remember this verse very well. He performed it at a Style Warz Im sure. Fiyah! Gata Shiest is slept on by far to many....I hope this mixtape makes people wake up and recognize. Lace shines as well!
    Baltimore Niggaz - "How Ya Feel" - (Ms. Tris Beats) - Sounds a little Wu Tangish to me...so Baltimore people will prolly love this song!!! LOL! Very hot....definitely has "re-play"appeal!
    Same Shit (Ms Tris Beats) - The "Hustle And Flow" sampling has begun....."It got to work!" Fire Arms, Baby Beast...I know there is someone else on there too, but can't make them out.....great song! I am sure alot of people share your sentiments
    Bonus Tracks
    All the Same - (Off the Hamsterdam Mixtape) - Definitely a STAND OUT track!!!!
    Where We From (Off the Hamsterdam Mixtape) - Fire Arms - YEAH YEAH YEAH - He KILLED It!! Notty Head kept it real!
    Take That - Fire Arms - THIS IS THAT PiFF H20 was describing!!!! he he!!! ROTATION MATERIAL - puff puff pass!
    This that ghooooood sh*t!
    Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove Be sure you check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 4/24/2006 12:19:00 PM   0 comments
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