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    Oct 6, 2006
    Baltimore N.E.W.S. (10-6-06)
    Feels good to know......I'm not the only one:
    Conquering my love hate relationship with Baltimore


    TURNER STATION NATIVE RAPS HIS WAY TO THE BIG APPLE (pictured: Red/black cap ------------>)

    The original AMAZON (sexy 6 footer):
    Star of Cleopatra Jones Films Dies

    Dobson, 59, died Monday of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis at the Keswick Multi-Care Center, where she had lived for the past two years, her publicist said. I am always amazed when I learn about the numerous great figures that live in Baltimore. I really need to make an effort to make contact with some of these people. Can you imagine the stories they have to tell. Clarence Mitchell Jr. was (maybe still is) living at Keswick also. If you don't know who he is....you betta ask somebody.

    Some think Crack Rap is here to stay! But.......there are some out here that still dare to be different! Peep their Flawless message Hip-hop group promotes nonviolence, social justice
    Side note:
    I have a tremendous about of respect for these guy's grind. I will not be able to attend their outdoor event this weekend (FLAWLESS FEST) in Annapolis, but they always do it up real big. Congrats on this and all your upcoming projects!

    HIPHOPBUZZ.net is doing a run-down of all 50 states starting in Virginia and ending in Hawaii we will have special guest interviews for selected states.. and post a new state every two weeks but up-date the news everyday. To represent your state as an artist,producer,or record label send in your position and name as the subject to yourstate@representive.com and they'll post you!
    Steele Wins Endorsement of Michael Mfume, Son of His Would-Be Opponent WOW! what's this all about? It crazy how all the dems are switching ship.....they need to have an all Democratic debate to discuss THAT (Locally and Nationally) .....the republicans look bad, but the dems are really looking no better!

    YDRF, the Youth and Development Research Fund, a leading authority in improving the lives of at-risk youth, have announced the launch of their Hip Hop compilation CD entitled Strength of a Nation 2. The album, under the label Alive and Free Records, will appeal to school drop-outs between the ages of 14 and 24. visit www.ydrf.com


    Kenn Starr Starr Status Review
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    Hip Hop Music Video Premiere: 'Tookie Williams Tribute' To commemorate the upcoming one year anniversary of the 'Save Tookie' campaign, the Thug Life Army Network is pleased to premiere a new hip-hop music video, paying tribute to late Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Stanley 'Tookie' Williams.

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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 10/06/2006 07:56:00 AM   0 comments
    Oct 5, 2006
    Please visit www.myspace.com/clove or www.myspace.com/itsbaltimorebaby for live audio from the IBB 2 show!
    Big Ups to Skarr Akbar and Mully Man!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 10/05/2006 11:19:00 AM   0 comments
    A Free Fall Baltimore Event: The Baltimore I Knew (Tonight @ the BMA)

    Free Fall Baltimore features 75 participating arts groups presenting 180 events. Here's a sampling of the variety. Some events require reservations. For a complete schedule, go to freefallbaltimore.org.

    Baltimore Museum of Art: North Charles and 31st streets.
    * The ArtBlast outdoor festival, with performances by Mambo Combo and Alligator Zydeco, runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
    * Year-round free admission begins today.
    Baltimore Shakespeare Festival: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged. 8 p.m. Thursday. Elizabethan Theatre at St. Mary's Outreach Center, 3900 Roland Ave. Reservations through 410-366-8596 or balti moreshakespeare.org.
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Open rehearsal for Heavenly Beauty. 10 a.m. Nov. 9. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Reservations through 410-783-8122 or balti moresymphony.org.
    Enoch Pratt Free Library: Hip-Hop Live! with Bossman and other professional hip-hop artists. 2 p.m. Oct. 14. 400 Cathedral St. Reservations through branch libraries or www.epfl.net.
    Everyman Theatre: Opus. 8 p.m. Oct. 13. 1727 N. Charles St. Reservations through box office or Everyman Theatre.org.
    Hippodrome Foundation: 12 Angry Men. 11 a.m. Oct. 26. 12 N. Eutaw St. Reservations through 410-727-7787 or olivew@hippodrome foundation.org.
    Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University: Dance performance by Ailey II. 4 p.m. Oct. 15. Reservations in person. 2201 Argonne Drive.
    Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture: 830 E. Pratt St.
    * Free admission. Noon-5 p.m. today and Oct. 15.
    * Free admission and screening of The Prize Then, the Prize Now: A Community Forum on Civil Rights History and Horizons. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 10.
    Theatre Project: 45 W. Preston St. Reservations through 410-752-8558.
    * Self at Hand: 8 p.m. Oct. 19.
    * Einstein's Dream (it's about time ... ): 8 p.m. Oct. 26.
    * Demotic: 8 p.m. Nov. 2.
    * Agents + Assets: 8 p.m. Nov. 9.
    Walters Art Museum: 600 N. Charles St.
    * Wide Open Weekend: Performance by the Campbell Brothers and a film screening, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; Elvis impersonators, puppeteers and storytellers, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 8.
    * Year-round free admission begins today.
    Shriver Hall Concert Series: Reservations through 410-516-7164 or shrivercon certs.org.
    * Pipa virtuoso Wu Man; 3 p.m. Oct. 21, BMA.
    * Imani Winds quintet: 8 p.m. Nov. 14, University of Baltimore Student Center, 21 W. Mount Royal Ave.



    OOH.......this is for you!

    The Maryland Humanities Council presents: THE BALTIMORE I KNEW: A Living History Rountable with Marc Steiner @ The Baltimore Museum of Art's Meyerhoff Auditorium

    The Baltimore I Knew: A Living History Roundtable REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN FILLED. However, unclaimed tickets will be released to the public at 6:45 PM. Please call 410-685-0095 for more information.


    October 5, 7:00 PM at the Baltimore Museum of Art's Meyerhoff Auditorium. This event is FREE and open to the public


    Four famous Baltimoreans will return from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to join WYPR talk show host Marc Steiner in a lively discussion about the joys and challenges of living in Charm City. Sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, this interactive event will bring together H. L. Mencken, Edgar Allan Poe, Thurgood Marshall, and Zelda Fitzgerald to provide their perspectives on issues of the past that Baltimoreans still struggle with today.


    Join us for a unique opportunity to converse with distinguished time-traveling guests about the state of education, crime, culture, race relations, and politics. Find out what's changed - and what's remained the same - since the times that these historical figures strolled the streets of Baltimore.


    The program is free and open to the public. Doors will open to the general public at 6:45 PM. Pre-registrants will be admitted beginning at 5:45 PM.


    This event is part of Free Fall Baltimore and is made possible through a grant from Mayor Martin O'Malley and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. The Council is pleased to join the Baltimore Museum of Art and media partner WYPR 88.1 FM in presenting this event.


    I am so excited about this presentation....I've been waiting for 2 weeks!!! I know...I'm such a geek! I LOVE NPR!!!

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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 10/05/2006 10:50:00 AM   0 comments
    Please say it isn't so: Big Phat Morning Show (as we know it) IS OVER!!!
    'Big Phat' team out; 92Q listeners protest
    By Andrea K. Walker
    Sun reporter
    Originally published October 5, 2006

    Listeners of the Big Phat Morning Show on 92Q (WERQ) got a surprise when they turned on their radios yesterday morning.The on-air team of Troy Johnson, Marc Clarke and Sonjay, known for its lively discussions of current events, social issues and politics sandwiched between Jay-Z and Chingy tunes, was no longer intact.
    In typical radio fashion, the changes came swiftly and silently -- with no on-air explanation offered to listeners. Johnson was told Friday that his contract wouldn't be extended, the longtime DJ said. On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the station played reruns. Sonjay was transferred to a mostly behind-the-scenes production job. And Clarke, who will continue in the morning slot, was joined yesterday by "Pork Chop," another 92Q DJ.
    The shake-up was a "business decision," said Howard Mazer, the station's vice president and general manager. Although the show will still include current events and news segments, he added, it needed to move in a different direction.
    "We're looking for more laughs and more entertainment and more things like that," Mazer said. "We're talking about what's happening in the clubs and in the community in Baltimore. We're bringing in a person who lives in Baltimore and knows the streets of Baltimore.
    "For his part, Johnson expressed bewilderment at the station's action. "I think it's an unfortunate decision," he said. "It hurts to no longer be a part of something that was so successful." (Clarke, whose cell phone voice mailbox was full yesterday, could not be reached.)
    Some fans of the hip-hop show, which holds the No. 1 slot for urban listeners 18 to 34, aren't buying Mazer's explanation. They wonder if a "new direction" means taking away the seriousness of the show."
    For you to take that away is just showing that it is no longer about the community and educating people, but keeping them entertained, blind, deaf and dumb," said Hassan Giordano, a political strategist and analyst who owns Giordano & Associates and is a fan.
    Rumors about the impending demise of the Big Phat Morning Show began flying this past summer as Clarke and Johnson's contracts neared their expiration dates. <------This true. Hassan and other fans in August began circulating a petition titled, "Campaign 2 Keep the Big Phat Intact." The Association of Black Media Workers, to which Johnson and Clarke belong, encouraged its membership to write letters. ABMW President and Maryland Public Television reporter Charles Robinson wondered in a phone interview yesterday if the station was trading the quality of the show for cost cuts.
    This kind of outcry is typical when a radio station makes format or on-air talent changes, Mazer said. Another Baltimore station, which, like 92Q, is owned by Radio One, moved popular DJ Tim Watts from the afternoon to midday slot and replaced him with syndicated DJ Michael Baisden. About 100 people wrote complaint letters about the move at 95.9 (WWIN-FM), Mazer said.
    The station executive received more than 100 letters and e-mails about the Big Phat Morning Show, but said the numbers represent only a small portion of the station's thousands of listeners.
    Although the show is the top in its format, there was room for improvement, he said. Johnson wasn't out in the community and clubs enough, he said.
    But Johnson said he made appearances at many clubs, including a three-year stint at Club Choices in Baltimore. He also helped to start many community initiatives, including partnering with the Baltimore Freedom Academy school and the introduction of Big Phat College Tour, which took Baltimore youths to visit historically black colleges.
    "I am not a saint or anything. I like entertainment," Johnson said, adding that he hoped the show still feature discussions of serious topics. "But I think there should be balance. Especially in a city like Baltimore where there are so many issues we face every day."
    His fans aren't ready to give up. They might have a chance: Pork Chop is on a trial run and has yet to sign a contract.
    "I am all for entertainment," said Nolan Rollins, president of the National Urban League Young Professionals, who lobbied on behalf of the 92Q morning show. "I would be the last person to say we should quiet a communication because we don't agree with it. But we should certainly keep talent that ... knows and cares about the community. Troy was one of the reasons I listened to the show. He educated people without them knowing they were being educated."
    I'd heard this a while ago but didn't want to speak on it. I'm a real fan of all parties involved...I am sorry things had to go down like this. I heard Lil Mo will eventually be joining Pork Chop (how I know this...I don't know LOL!). If they do not figure out a way to incorporate some issues into this new format....I feel that they may have signed their own death warrant. I love Pork to death, but can you imagine him introducing the Rev for the day's good word..... right after telling us (in graphic detail) about one of his Club Choices exploits with a rather big girl?...WOW! Only time will tell. Big Ups to Troy J. (pictured)!!! You are a good dude.....the cream always rises to the top!
    I bet this made Russ Parr's morning!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 10/05/2006 10:35:00 AM   1 comments
    Who is Mike Mc Intosh?
    Tonight at the 5 Seasons (830 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202), Team Fifty will present Mike Mc Intosh with the Jackie Ruth Lanier Foundation Award.
    Who is Mike Mc Intosh?
    Mike Mc Intosh?
    Mike Mc Intosh?
    Mike Mc Intosh?
    Mike Mc Intosh? OOOOOH...maybe you know him by Mike Mac or how about "King of B'More Hip Hop"...LOL!
    Well just in case you aren't familiar with any of those monikers....perhaps you are familiar with his work. Chief engineer for many of Baltimore's up and coming artists like Ogun, Shellbe Raw, Tim Trees, XO and numerous others, Mike Mac's imprint is all over Baltimore music. If you want to know what is the Baltimore sound...see him!
    In honor of his contribution, he will be given an award that has historically been given to others who oftentimes do not get the credit they deserve, but who undoubtedly help so many by simply "doing what they do". I attended past ceremonies for Backland and Ro Brooks and was very impressed with the presentation.
    Congrats, Mike!
    I hope you all come out, support and celebrate the accomplishments of this very dynamic individual.

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    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 10/05/2006 10:19:00 AM   1 comments
    Oct 3, 2006
    Dipset! Dipset! Dipset!

    According to the Washington Times

    Max B charged in robbery death
    Sep. 30, 2006 at 12:54PM

    Max B, a sometimes performer with hip-hoppers Dipset, has been arrested in a Fort Lee, N.J., motel killing. Born Charles Wingate, Max B was arrested Friday for allegedly masterminding the death of David Taylor, 29, of Florida, Sohh.com said. Taylor died during a failed robbery attempt of him and his assumed business partner Allan Plowden, 42, Sept. 22, Sohh.com said. Prosecutors in Bergen County, N.J. tell the Newark Star-Ledger there were actually two gangs of robbers who went after Plowden Taylor. Wingate allegedly was enlisted to help in the robbery by his girlfriend, who had been introduced to the victims by two other men in a Bronx nightclub. Four others were arrested on robbery conspiracy charges in the incident, Sohh.com said, but none was initially charged in the man's death. They have pleaded not guilty. Others arrested were Maite Castro, 23; Gisselle Nieves, 24; Julio Cruz, 27, Edward Blancaneaux,30, Sohh.com said. Authorities said Plowden was charged with money laundering and identity theft-related charges, Sohh.com said.
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 10/03/2006 12:29:00 PM   10 comments
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