BIG3 – Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 Basketball League

“After Kobe retired,” Ice Cube says, seated upstairs in Mendenhall’s roomy lounge, post combine, “I was like, ‘Man this dude scored 60 points his last game, but it’s over.’ And why? Because of the wear and tear of the NBA—82 games, plus playoffs, back-to-backs. I was like, ‘What can we do to still see these dudes play and take out the wear and tear?'”

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Cavs Vs Warriors, Game 1, 2017 NBA Finals

 

New trend in the photography world: Dramatic, in-game still shots, shot with flash. Pics above are from Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors). Watch the game close. You can see flashes firing all the time. It gets annoying when you start to notice. They did the exact same thing last year.

Check it out for yourself, especially plays #2 and #1:

Anyway, I call this series The Battle of the Lands. OakLAND Vs. CleveLAND III

3 Krayzie Bone Albums Coming in June 2017

This blog entry is not Art-related.

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(I thought the original version of Coming Home was better)

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3 Krayzie Bone albums coming out in June 2017 – his birthday month! This is insane! One of Hip Hop’s greatest hook masters, and one of my all-time personal favorites.

Anybody close to me knows how much of a big Bone Thugs-N-Harmony fan (still am) was growing up.

New Waves is basically a duo album consisting of Krayzie Bone and Bizzy Bone, 2 of everybody’s favorite Bone Thugs-N-Harmony members. Honestly, I thought this came 15 years too late, but needless to say it finally happened. Before social media was EVEN A THOUGHT, fans on various message boards have gossiped the possibility of a Kray & Biz record in the works and some speculating it to be called “Ebony & Ivory”.

As you can see on the cover, it’s being marketed as “Bone Thugs” (instead of “Bone Thugs-N-Harmony”), since it’s not the full entire group and they didn’t want to fool anybody. This is not the first time 2 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony members got together to do a duo record. Bizzy Bone & Layzie Bone have their own lane called Bone Brothers (the first volume being my favorite – another story for another day).

In the late 00’s, Krayzie announced a new solo album called Chasing The Devil which kept getting pushed back until 2015 when it was finally released. The numerous pushbacks resulted in constant disappointment and parody amongst the die hards.

Supposedly CTD was going to have multiple volumes but only the first one has been released thus far. Eternal Legend is essentially songs that were intended for CTD2 and CTD3. I guess the record company behind Eternal Legend (Real Talk Entertainment) recently purchased the rights to some of Kray’s catalog for a flat fee and decided to capitalize on the hypetrain of New Waves. I say this because Kray hasn’t promoted this record at all on social media.

The first Thug Brothers record (Layzie Bone and Young Noble) came out in 2006 on Real Talk. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and The Outlawz (prodigies of Westcoast pioneers Eazy-E of N.W.A. and 2Pac respectively) have been real close and planned on doing a supergroup album in 2003 (as per manager Steve Lobel) but it never came to fruition. Thug Brothers 2 is set to drop on June 16th, the same day All Eyez On Me (2Pac Biopic) is released in theaters.

I honestly can’t remember the last time an artist released 3 albums in a month. I can only recall Layzie Bone releasing 2 CD’s (The Definition and The Meaning) on the same day a couple years back.

Of all my personal heroes, Krayzie was one of the few that helped me through. I was critical of him because of my love for him. I’m just glad that me, and my close Bone Thugs-N-Harmony fan fam are getting some new music.

CLEVELAND is definitely in the house! Go Kray! And go Cavs!

High School Seniors Paint their Parking Spots, goes Viral

 

One of the perks of being a senior is that – if you’re lucky enough to get a car – you finally get to drive yourself to school! Which means you might even get your own parking spot. At some schools like West Orange High School in Florida and James Bowie High School in Texas, not only do you get a parking spot, you get to personalize it too!

The senior classes of 2017 let their imaginations take over when they got to paint their parking spots. From parodying their favorite album to paying tribute to their favorite sports teams – the seniors have made their once dull parking lot look like a true art masterpiece.