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    Jun 3, 2006
    B.O.M.B. (King of Da Streets Vol. 1)
    Whats ghood.....Shout out to B.O.M.B.
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    This man went through so much to get me his CD. That was real! I finally got the chance to sit and really give him a good listen. Thanks you for being so patient.
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    From the hip:
    The cover art was simple and really didn't convey who or what was B.O.M.B., but it was very professionally done ....so he didn't lose any points there. IMO The cover is the REAL intro......so just like you intro your tape [<---^^^edit: LOL! I am really dating myself. CD yall know, what Im sayin!] real BIG.....your cover has to be as inviting and really set the tone for the CD...folk need to start looking at their covers in that way. Everyone is so visually stimulated nowadays...blame cable and the internet...got to grab folk's attention early! I appreciate that you added a tracklisting...& it was very easy to read...which made referencing and reviewing very easy. You get points for that! Only thing....I wish you would have included the producer names as well. It would have been nice to match the work with a name...producers deserve love too! LOL! I think the "industry beat" selections were on point, for the most part*. I like how you spit over some older tracks. So much of today's music is good because it is what we are "accustomed to"....I really wonder how much of it is truly timeless.
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    FYI: I only really comment on elements of the product that impress me tremendously or bother me so much that I can't contain myself. If there is no comment....Its all good...DO YOU....!
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    Anyways......Here we go.......

    Intro - OMG!!! LOL! I cracked up when I listened to what the computer was actually saying!!!
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    2. My Story -
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    3. In the Cut -
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    4. Huh, What* - Ova the Rick Ross "Everyday Im Hustlin" track - Sounds like you are overpowering the beat. You made the song more about listening to what you had to say and less about the beat as I imagine it was intended. You definitely spit some hot ish and the hook definitely has potential. My suggestion: Re-do the song over a stronger ....crunker...Southern track or redo it over a funky ass local track. Tell somebody to make you something that is southern sounding but matches your upnorth flow on that one. In certain parts you do some tricky word play...the track should reflect that. Its a shame that so many people are still just letting the track ride without playing with the background tracks. The vocals have a lot of potential....the track was not ready for them.
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    5. Set Up (EXCLUSIVE)-
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    6. I got that - I know the streets love this one! "I Got Dat Did".... did you loop a cell phone ringtone in the back ground. One guy [#2- maybe that was Jimmy Beamz] REALLY sounded like Fat Joe....I was just waiting for him to buss out with some spanish...LOL!
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    7. Still Tippin (REMIX) - WOAH!!!! aiight! I can tell yall put some effort into the creation of this.....go head wit tha Chopped and Screwed....LOL!

    8. King of Da Streets - Very busy track. Not sure if thats a ghood or bad thing. Will have to listen to it some more.

    9. How to Spit Bars [Lesson 112] MP3 - I love the original song ......but


    Yeah! Yall kilt this one!!!!

    Baltimore, Humn man!!!
    This song would make me a fan - I like this:

    ".....Chillin with rich nigga down south is [?]
    Cause I talk about pistols
    they won't push my shit through
    they want me to talk about dancing and
    partying
    like my lifes been fun like that man...hardly

    What I could
    tell you about tho....
    is the bodies
    in the alleys
    dumped
    the
    stinch in the air that got me

    but the industry scared to let me
    introduce my world
    Thats why in the booth I constantly introduce, my
    world... Baltimore, Baby!!!!...."



    I LOVE HOW YOU SAID IT!!!!!

    10. All a Nigga Want (EXCLUSIVE) -
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    11.Money - Very cool sample....." I dont know why I love you"..... I'm really feelin this song. Buuuut again.... I kinda feel like you freaked the song more in a way that directs the listeners' focus on your words and not on that hot ass track. For some folk, that is a really good thing....but if you're anything like me and think [right now] its a "producer's game"...I would have preferred less words on a track like this. It's definitely on some rock star ish....all my pickiness aside.....its a mixtape jewel.
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    12. Hoes (Remix)- (B.O.M.B., Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh)
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    13. Don't Say Nothing (Remix) -
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    One Shot, Two Shot - I like! Straight Gutter!
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    The Incredibles (AZ, Backland, B.O.M.B) - AZ is definitely one of the most underrated and arguably underappreciated MC IMO. I say underappreciated because his voice and persona is so unique....looking at his story ...you would think that orginality is no longer appreciated in Hip Hop. Backland and BOMB both held their own next to the god. Im glad to see more Bmore artists working together on songs. That's whats up! B.O.M.B. couldn't have picked a better person...Backland is the man around town. His new mixtape, "Back in Business" has the streets buzzin.
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    Bitch N*ggas (Remix)-
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    Who Run It (Remix) -
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    The Best of You (EXCLUSIVE) - Great story! Very 80's feel.
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    Two For One -
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    Get That Money (EXCLUSIVE) -I like the hook and I love how you rode the track.
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    B.O.M.B.- Baltimore's on your back?? WOAH!!! you better eat your vegetables! Good ish!
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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 6/03/2006 07:49:00 AM   0 comments
    Jun 2, 2006
    Videos: TGIF
    Just a lil something to get you in the mood!!!
    I wish you all a safe, yet VERY sexy weekend!!! mwah!







    I didn't even know he had a video for this album gem.

    "YOU"








    COMING SOON:
    THE LOVE, BODY AND SOUL TOUR
    with Ginuwine and Raheem DeVaughn



    Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 7:30pm
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    A night of unforgettable love and soul music, featuring two of the hottest artists in the industry perform at The Lyric on Saturday, July 1 at 7:30 pm.
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    Maryland raised, Raheem DeVaughn, a gifted storyteller, started his singing career in college joining a group of street corner singers, and then winning a local talent show. After several independent releases, his major label debut with Jive Records earned him a unique place within the worlds of hip-hop, R & B, and Neo-Soul. Raheem is "trying to be the voice of people who can't speak for themselves: kids who are stuck in the ghetto and don't know why, people who don't understand why we have to go to war." His music was influenced by the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire and Marvin Gaye. DeVaughn's first single, "Guess Who Loves You More," won for him an immediate following. It also set up the release of his major label debut album, The Love Experience.
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    Washington native, Ginuwine fell under the spells of Prince and Michael Jackson as a child. By the time he was 12, the aspiring musician had started performing with a local hip-hop group, the Finesse Five. His debut CD, Ginuwine…The Bachelor hit the streets in late 1996 and "Pony" quickly became a #1 R&B and #6 pop chart/radio sensation. The LP would go on to double-platinum status. In 1998, he released "Same Ol' G" (from the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack), which resulted in yet another chart hit. Back II Da Basics, Ginuwine's fifth Epic Records/Sony Urban Music CD, is fueled by the expansive artistry and vitality that Ginuwine's fans have come to expect while the man's new music raises the bar on his already high standards.
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    Tickets are available at the Lyric Box Office in person, over the phone at 410-547-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT, and through TicketMaster.

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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 6/02/2006 10:40:00 AM   0 comments
    Soul Position | One Be Lo | E Major | Ab Rock | TOMORROW @ SONAR (6.3.06)
    I am sooo not up on these headliners......but I hear they are the BOMB diggity!
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    Everyday I realize that there are 2 Hip Hop universes that live parallel to each other.
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    Until recently, all of my favorite artists acts were mainstream. But now....Im feelin Murs, Planet Asia, Jean Grae (the truth), M-1..... and everyday I learn about someone new. I am not sure how my schedule is going to be tomorrow, but if I can...I will definitely stop by the show and take a few pics too. Folks should definitely come out and check out E Major [formally known as Eyekon] ....he will be performing with his UnderSound crew and they always give the people alot of energy. Plus he's cute....LOL! Also on the card...... DJ impulse!!! I've talked about him before....he is the TRUTH. I'd go just to hear him spin...to tell you the truth. DJ Lil Mic thinks he is the sh*t too [ & I love Lil Mic]!!! Impulse KNOWS how I feel about him.....remember me....??? <>Strictly Hip Hop 24 hour anniversary Marathon<>???
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    This should be a hot show for sure!!! Tell a friend to tell a friend!
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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 6/02/2006 09:50:00 AM   0 comments
    Happy Birthday OOH & Kariz!!!

    I want to send a special BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT TO KARIZ [Bangin Beats], OOH [Legendary Brown F.I.S.H. crew] and all the other Geminis out there causing trouble around the glode.
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    This is a lil late, but it comes packed with a lot of love!!!!
    You 2 are 2 of the best to do it!!!!
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    I LOVE FROGS!!!
    Did you know they bring you good luck? [if you believe in that]:

    For millennia, the Frog has been endowed with magical powers.
    Due to the very large number of eggs it lays at one time, it had become a symbol of inspiration, fertility and abundance.In addition, frogs were believed to have the power to bring friendship. Because of these convictions, the Frog has been worn as an amulet by men and women of many cultures -- a very powerful and positive symbol.
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    The widespread reliance on the frog's power was evidenced by some of the practices of ancient civilizations:
    In Egypt, frogs were so important, that they were often embalmed when they died.
    In Rome, the frog was a mascot believed to bring good luck to the home.
    In Latin countries as well as in Europe, Frogs have been a subject of inspiration in the arts. For example, Pre-Columbian artists made frequent use of the frog in ceramics.

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    May you be blessed with riches in abundance!!!!

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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 6/02/2006 08:31:00 AM   0 comments
    Jun 1, 2006
    Its Baltimore Baby!


    NEW BmOreHaPnInS @ Its Baltimore Baby!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 6/01/2006 02:39:00 PM   2 comments
    BOL on new Junior Mafia DVD
    Not sure how many of your are up on this whole blogisphere business, but Bryan Crawford [aka Bol on XXL.com] is one of the most popular bloggers out here. The part that is sooo crazy is that most of his readers obviously hate him...LOL! The tirade generally begins with the first comment. He is told how stupid he is on a regular basis...LOL! & he eats it up! This is why I think blogging is so great....folk can say whatever they want....especially when they use an alias. His byline is, "Your favorite rappers least favorite blogger"...LOL!
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    I hope you enjoy this recent post. Please believe he pissed a few ppl off. he breaks down the new JM DVD. I can't wait to check it out for myself.

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    Friday, May 26th, 2006
    Here in the midwest, we don't have smelly Africans posted up on street corners selling mixtapes, bootleg DVDs, and remaindered copies of Al Sharpton's Al on America. In fact, I'm not even sure why that's allowed in New York. (Seriously, wtf?) Therefore, I'm not as up on my bootleg rap DVD game as I would be otherwise.
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    Fortunately, it was somehow arranged that Showtime would make the Chronicles of Junior Mafia DVD available as part of their On Demand service, which is where I caught it last night. Here are a few things I learned.




    1. Biggie sold his publishing to Diddy in 1995 for $200,000.
    Last year, when the Lox were on Hot 97 begging for their own publishing back, Little Cease called up and mentioned that Diddy still owns Biggie's shit. Next thing you know, Biggie's moms was calling up talking about, Little Cease doesn't know what he's talking about. Hence we can presume she also received $200,000.
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    2. 2Pac was a lying bitch.
    Similarly, I wasn't fully up on this issue until I read about it in Ethan Brown's Queens Reigns Supreme. 2Pac didn't get shot five times when he was robbed in the Quad Studios lobby, as he would brag in subsequent interviews. In fact, he was only shot twice and one was a self-inflected gunshot wound in the groin. After he got shot, he jumped up and took the elevator up to Little Cease's floor to beg for a square. They wouldn't give him one, which is why he got all pissed.
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    3. Biggie wrote all of the Junior Mafia album.
    I suppose this might have been obvious all along, but it still seems like a waste. As adamant as Biggie was about seeing that his crew made money in the music biz, most of them never really received much. Junior Mafia's checks were cut 9 ways, even though there were never more than three or four people in the group who actually rapped. Diddy, on the other hand, received a check for $175,000 for his "work" on the album. Also, Diddy would do shit like insist that they go to the Bahamas to record, knowing good and well he was the only one who could afford a vacation.
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    4. This was all Diddy's fault.
    In the month before he was killed, Biggie was out in LA doing some promotional shit for the new album - shooting videos, giving interviews and what have you. He wanted to head back to New York, but Diddy made him stay out there to work on Diddy's own album. While he was there he recorded "Victory" and the "All About the Benjamins" remix. Biggie was going to catch a flight back to New York the day before he was killed, but Diddy insisted he stay out there so he could "show his face" at that Vibe magazine party.
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    5. In the end, Biggie peed his pants.
    There was a hospital about two blocks from where Biggie was shot, but the dudes Diddy had driving didn't know their way around LA. Instead, they took Biggie to Cedars-Sinai, which is a nice little hike. By the time they got there, Biggie had peed his pants, which is how Cease knew it was all over. He didn't bother to follow Biggie into the hospital. Within a matter of hours, Diddy had hopped a plane back to New York, leaving Cease and Junior Mafia to pick Biggie's mother up at the airport the next morning and help her make arrangements to bring Biggie back to New York.
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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 6/01/2006 01:57:00 PM   5 comments
    Baltimore....In the N.E.W.S.
    "The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum announced yesterday that both museums are eliminating admission fees, a step made possible by an $800,000 gift from the city and county." WOW! "...Free admission starts Oct. 1 and marks a return to a time 24 years ago when it didn't cost anything to get into the two museums.........."
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    Baltimore City School's COO Fired OK??? and what's gonna change?
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    There is a new name in the Baltimore energy market , Con Edison.
    Is it just me or is the name "Con" a lil scary?
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    The city's 12 summer ethnic festivals showcase a smorgasborg of cultures from this weekend through October
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    FINALLY ....A POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Young people urged to help in reducing youth homicides
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    "....Astronautalis, who was born in Fairfax, Va., and grew up in the Baltimore-D.C. area, was introduced to hip-hop when he was in the 8th grade by his "very cool older brother Seth......"

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    Hammerjack's closes for good [I am going to blog on this topic, but haven't really had the time. I promise to get back to this] Additional source

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    Young Leek's album is set to drop Summer 2006





    Am I the last person to find out that the ROOST closed?? OMFG!!!! What the hell am I gonna do?? Yes...they fell off a few years ago, but who from Baltimore doesn't still go back there at least once a year to see if the fish has gotten any better. It's crazy, but it is -- damn was a Baltimore landmark. I am so gonna miss that spot!!!! Missy...why didnt you tell me about this???? LOL!

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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 6/01/2006 01:00:00 PM   4 comments
    WE MUST NEVER FORGET THE DAWSON FAMILY


    "I will never, ever-as long as there's breath in my lungs, I will never forgive myself."

    -Darrell Brooks, 22,
    apologizing to the Dawson family's relatives for setting the fire which claimed seven lives in East Baltimore. Brooks had just been sentenced to life without parole.
    [quote source: Baltimore Mag]
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    Headline:
    This ruling will probably close the book on this story [as far as the mainstream media is concerned] and it looks like the remaining Dawson family members will have to move on with their lives. What away to end this story!
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    I am stunned by the news that the family's case was dismissed, but definitely not surprised. At the end of the day....they had one hard case to prove. The system they were expecting to provide them with justice....created the rules. They were never going to rule against themselves.
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    I am more shocked by the words that city and police spokespeople are using to describe this situation. You won the case.....Is this a reason to celebrate or gloat. You didn't just send away the murderer...you told a mother and a child that "its too bad that you lost your mother....its not my fault...good luck! You lost your case...so get over it."
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    Who is to blame if not the police or city of Baltimore? Who pays the price for this tradgedy. Was it the Dawson's fault because they should have moved? Didn't Katrina teach people that the decision to move is just not that simple for most poor people. I don't really think that all the people that keep mentioning that they should have moved have actually taken the time to consider how much of one's life is based around where you live and home's relation to one's activities of daily living. They probably didn't move ...not out of rebellion...but more so because moving was not a realistic option [in their mind]. Who would have imagined that people would want you out of their hair bad enough to kill you?
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    Concerned citizens have always been a problem for drug dealers. Except when I was coming up and in the streets like that....drug dealers used to "take a break" when the neighbors were out or when they saw that "that nosey ole bat, Mrs. Jenkins", pulled up her blinds.......NOW a days they make neighbors go in the house. What has happened?
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    Do you put all of your energy into hating the 22 year old murderer or do your put all of your energy into hating the system [conditions] that created the monster? It's the old story of what came first..the chicken or the egg. Yes! he should spend the rest of his life in prison, but what are we doing to make sure that we are not priming the next family killer? That is the real crime. In a few years these crazy and deranged youth out here are going to be the adults of the world...then we are really going to be in trouble.
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    To us, this is just a sad story where alot of people made tragic mistakes [would have - could have - should have], but this is really someone's life. I wouldn't be surprised if this story doesn't become an episode of Law and Order. October 16 will go down as a very dark day in Baltimore City History. We must all make a promise to never forget the Dawson family. We must all recognize that this family was let down. By whom....that is the real question??? The law of the land has determined that it was not the police...so who?
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    This ruling sends a clear message to me....we must all become way more responsible for our communities. The police can only do but so much. I read a story about two guys being found shot dead on opposite sides of a street yesterday. I thought that was crazy....only to find out...I know one of the young men that was killed. R.I.P. Aaron. We are going to miss you! This gang violence in our city must stop yall!!! Its not fair to the people that are left to pick up the pieces.
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    What is this world coming to? This is what I ask myself at least once a day. The children are the future and they are dying everyday.
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    May God rest their souls.
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    Full Story:
    Wednesday, May 31, 2006
    WBAL Radio and The Associated Press

    A Circuit Court judge has dismissed a $14 million lawsuit against Baltimore and Maryland officials filed by the relatives of a family of seven who were killed when a vengeful drug dealer set fire to their house.
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    The suit filed in February 2005 claimed city officials encouraged Angela and Carnell Dawson to report illegal drug activities through the city's "Believe" campaign, but did not do enough to protect the family from retribution. The suit accuses also accused state officials of negligence.
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    The Dawsons and their five children were killed in 2002 by a drug dealer after being harassed and assaulted and after narrowly escaping an attempted arson two weeks earlier.
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    Angela Dawson's oldest daughter, Lakeesha Bowell, and four other relatives accused city and state officials of gross negligence that deprived the slain family of life, liberty and personal security.
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    But Baltimore Circuit Court Judge M. Brooke Murdock, in an order signed on May 25, dismissed the suit, saying, "This court finds that no set of facts can be reasonably inferred from the pleadings that would give rise to liability on any of the counts by any of the defendants."

    None of the defendants' action or inaction constitute "extreme and outrageous acts" as defined by law, she wrote.
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    "If any one person's action was extreme, outrageous and perpetrated with reckless disregard of potential distress, it was Darnell Brooks' act of setting the Dawson home ablaze," Murdock wrote.
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    Brooks, a drug dealer, told his friends he planned to "get" Angela Dawson and her family for "snitching on people." He doused the first-floor foyer of their home with gasoline and set it ablaze. The children and their mother died in the house; Carnell Dawson jumped from a second-story window and died a week later.
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    Brooks pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in 2004 to setting the fire. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
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    "It's a great human tragedy," Baltimore city solicitor Ralph Tyler said Wednesday, "but the court correctly determined that there was no city liability here."
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    Margaret Burns, a spokeswoman Baltimore's state's attorney's office, said the ruling validates what prosecutors had long contended: that the Dawson family received, but refused, an offer to be relocated.
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    "This is a wonderful victory for the state's attorney's office," she said Wednesday. [<----Poor choice of words]
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    None of the family members who filed the suit, nor their lawyers, could be reached for comment Wednesday night.
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    This story is particularly important to those in the Hip Hop community. While I do not believe the CD is still for sale, Kelly's words and the community's contribution are still worthy of recognition..........
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    Music Monthly Archives
    Street Beat > December, 2002
    by: Kelly Connelly
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    It is music's lofty mission to shed light on the depths of the human heart. -Robert Schumann
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    People's hearts certainly were heavy upon hearing the horrible story of the arson murder of the Dawson family -a mother, father, and five of their children. Their house, on the corner of Eden and Preston streets in East Baltimore, was firebombed in the middle of the night, allegedly in retaliation for reporting drug activity in front of their house. Around the same time, our area was living in fear of the serial snipers, still on the loose at the time.
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    Out of these terrible tragedy, an idea was born among the Maryland Hip Hop Alliance to put together a compilation CD. Remarkably, the 17-track effort was assembled, mixed, mastered, printed, and available for sale, all in less than one month. (Equally remarkable is the fact that all services and CDs were donated, including mastering by LB and duplication by DiscMakers.) The finished product, Strength In Numbers,doesn't bear any markings of being put together in such haste. What it does contain, however, is a lot of thought-provoking, thoughtful, and heartfelt songs.
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    One standout track is Ogun's "Dedication", a song recorded prior to the organization of the CD. The song is particularly meaningful, as Ogun knew the Dawson family personally. Parts of the song are difficult to listen to, as Ogun wonders about how sacred the children must have been as their house burned around them. But, ultimately, Ogun's message is one of working to create unity and build up our communities - a message that Ray Lugar also visits in his powerful "Believe", which affirms his belief in Baltimore and its potential for positive change. Kross' "Delete It All" imagines a scenario in which he could just erase all the craziness, and he delivers the idea through powerful lyrics set over a somewhat eerie beat. Parts Unknown take us all to church on "Oh My Lord", while Hard Heads take us on a Mobb Deep-esque journey through the "Cold World". Blitz, Bas, and Abrock–on their respective "Reality Check", "Hold For Me", and "Problemz" - all provide thoughtful commentary on different world happenings. Songs that don't speak as directly to the actual issues at hand ring just as powerful, as evidenced by Soulstice's "Sacred Ground", Arcane's "Bipolar", and Storm's "Contradictions". Ritual and Tislam team up to ask the question "How Many"-how many more children need to be killed before people take a stand. Strength In Numbers is one step towards taking that stand, in this case, through music. The release of Strength In Numbers was celebrated with a show at the Vault last month, with performances by Tislam, N.U.O., Ray Lugar, Ogun, Abrock, DJ Face the Arkitek, and Storm the Unpredictable. As is the case with the sales of the CD, all profits from the evening were put aside for the various funds set up in memory of the Dawson family and the sniper vicitms. For more information, please contact me at kelly@musicmonthly.com....
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    Music Monthly Archives
    Street Beat > July, 2003
    by: Kelly Connelly
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    ".....Last fall, the Maryland Hip Hop Alliance released Strength In Numbers, a compilation sold to raise money for the Angel Family Fund. (You will undoubtedly remember the awful story of the Dawson family, whose members were killed in a fire set by drug dealers outside their east Baltimore house.) Well, after a big benefit show, many freezing cold weekends outside the Walmart near the Hanover Street bridge, and just general hustle by some members of the Alliance, a check for $4,000 was presented to Angela Dawson's mother, which was in addition to a $1,000 donation made some months ago. There were many people involved in the production and promotion of this CD, but Ritual deserves an extra pat on the back (or maybe an extra pint of Guiness) for all his hard work and dedication from beginning to end of this project......"
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    REMEMBER THEM:
    Angela Maria Dawson, 36
    Keith and Kevin, 9-year-old twins
    Carnell Jr., 10
    Juan Ortiz, 12
    LaWanda Ortiz, 14
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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 6/01/2006 10:02:00 AM   0 comments
    May 31, 2006
    RAKIM

    Rakim *LIVE*

    Though never a household name, Rakim is known as a pioneering hip-hop MC. Emerging from obscurity in 1986 with the hit Eric B. is President, Rakim is still thriving, blending lyrics about his own hip-hop lifestyle with that of his Islamic faith.
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    When:
    Jun. 14 @ 8 p.m.
    Sonar 407 E. Saratoga St. (Map It)
    Baltimore, MD

    Price:
    General admission: $25
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    Tickets:
    Ticketmaster: 410-547-SEAT
    Box office: 410-327-8333


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    I'll be there.....follow the leader!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 5/31/2006 11:42:00 AM   0 comments
    Its Baltimore Baby

    Please take the time to check out the Its Baltimore Baby! EVENTS blog: http://www.itsbaltimorebaby.blogspot.com/
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    Big Ups to Missy, "Mz. B'More Happenings"....she will def keep us in the know! If you belong to her e-mail list...YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT SHE IS ALWAYS ON HER GRIND!!!!
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    In addition, "The Resident Alien" will be introducing himself during the next week or so as a music reviewer. This guy is from another planet. I find his reviews very refreshing and I assure you that his coming on board is only the first many ghood things to come. Thank God these 2 dynamic individuals found me.
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    Sooooo....if you are interested in having your music reviewed....send me a rapid share or megaupload link to have your request placed at the top of the list. If you wish to get your perspective out there......please get at me ASAP. FREE MUSIC and PRODUCTS guaranteed!!!!
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    I will be making some changes in the next coming months....including a full fledge website @ itsbaltimorebaby.com. This blog tends to be a little self-centered because I never intended for it to become a news site. I just wanted a place that I could talk about anything Baltimore Hip Hop related, but hey....Im proud that people have come to expect more. Thanks to all of you that continue to support a sister. A Day in the Life will still be around, but I will use it more as an editorial page. Anyways...keep tuning in.....there is so much going on!!!
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    check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 5/31/2006 10:52:00 AM   3 comments
    Metro Mixx @ The Good Love Bar
    There is a new name in Baltimore-focused media.....VERZES!!!
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    Come out and mingle with Grown Folk this coming Monday June 5th at the Good Love Bar in Canton.
    Those of you that have been looking for an opportunity to network with real movers and shakers ....HERE is YOUR chance!!!!
    Big Ups to Verzes & http://www.myspace.com/brownstyles for bringing all this together!
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    & check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 5/31/2006 09:32:00 AM   0 comments
    End of School Talent Showdown 2006
    From the folk that bought you the BWI Experience comes:
    The End of School Talent Showdown 2006
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    ATTN: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Milestone Media presents.
    The End of School Talent Showdown 2006
    June 24, 2006

    Milestone Media known for its groundbreaking television shows, commercials, specialty video projects and events will be hosting it most anticipated event to date. This highly anticipated event is considered the most revolutionary events to come out of the Baltimore, MD/ Washington, DC area talent basen. This event has many in the region extremely excited. With this years upcoming battle Milestone Media will continue to solidify their spot as true contenders in music on a national level.
    DATE: June 24, 2006

    VENUE: Arena Players Playhouse
    Baltimore MD 21201
    (410) 728- 6500

    TICKET PRICE: $10 (General Admission),
    TALENT Registration: $15 group $25

    DOORS OPEN: 5:00 pm
    SHOWTIME 6:00 pm

    The areas Best Teenage Talent
    Show off their skills to be King of the Hill

    To promote Milestone Media has filmed commercials featuring highlighting the event. The 2006 talent show commercials will air on BET, MTV, TV-ONE and other cable stations in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and Philadelphia. The commercials will begin late June 2006 and will air until July 30, 2006. If interested in sponsoring the event your company will be added to local ads with TV and radio stations and placed on over 5000 flyers. Your product and advertisements will be presented during the taping of the event.. Previous Sponsors for Milestone Media event have been Survival Entertainment, NO LIMIT AUTO, and Mars Music Superstore, Downtown Locker Room, Coors Light. To find out more about the event or to become a sponsor contact Regg Hatcher at (410) 900-6380/ Howard Perkins (410) 358-0979 or email us at volumetv@yahoo.com


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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 5/31/2006 09:24:00 AM   0 comments
    May 30, 2006
    Isn't she LOVELY!!!



    Big Ups to Baltimore's sweetheart, Paula Campbell, for the awesome and very indepth City Paper SPREAD!!! They did it up B*I*G for her!
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    Jess Harvell [writer] really put his foot into this piece! BRAVO!
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    Eh, my bad!
    I just figured out that the SYNERGY 2005 clip was too long
    ....boooooooo hooooooooo! I'll try to cut it down and re post!
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    check me out on MYSPACE @
    www.myspace.com/clove
    Hollaaaaaaaaaaaa!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 5/30/2006 04:31:00 PM   2 comments
    May 29, 2006
    Its a Baltimore Love Thing
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 5/29/2006 12:07:00 AM   2 comments
    May 28, 2006
    I'll tell you what you need to "get in on!!!"





    The NEW D.O.G. Walk on Air mixtape/DVD
    It's in the streetz....NOW!!! JUST $10 for both!
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    The mixtape is a lil something to hold fans over until the official release of Champagne Dreams, which is slated for a June 2006 release. I just got it today so I really haven't had the chance to really sink my teeth into it yet. "The Prequel" was my jump off...so I am expecting big things from Mr "a lil bit of Pitron and its on".
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    The mixtape features 2 of my faves from the first D.O.G. mixtape including Higher and Soldier as well as snippets of new songs. "Oldie, but Googie" f/ Raheem Davaughn is sure to have the young ladies fanning themselves if we could ever get to see that live. I can't really say much more about it right now.....get your own anyways...LOL! j/k! but not!
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    CHECK THEM OUT!!!!
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    They have the new Ryda Gyrl Tees for the ladies. Currently they have them in black and white. I am sure these will be huge hits this summer. The "Ryda Gyrl" song is sure to get a few cook outs jumpin.
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    Visit the Invisible Set Myspace page for information or visit their stand at the Patapsco Flea Market.
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    Also included is a DVD...this should be interesting...LOL! Ima def have to holla back!

    One song I can absolutely comment on is.....Yeah....its on there...LOL! #26. Some of yall gonna buy the CD for that one song ain't you! That's the song that blends "Baltimore Club" and Hip Hop like no one has before. I really think that the National community will really appreciate this song. I notice that people are talking about club like its the new musical phenomenon all over the net...LOL! Its funny to me....

    Speaking of the Patapsco Flea Market...ran into Mullyman and got a copy of his new mixtape, "Still H.I.M". He autographed it for me...LOL! Im really feelin the cover! I will post a lil something when I get a few.

    Yall need to get in on it...Bmore Hip Hop is that ish!
    check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 5/28/2006 10:29:00 PM   3 comments
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